Derrick Lum
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Hi there.. Where do I paste the ‘bidstack_enabled.xml’ file? Cant seem to locate the file that you mention

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By HansaPilsner 09 June 2021 - 09:39 AM UTC 

Here are 4, from Etihad and St James' Park respectively.

Everything is correct, there has been a few other people who had the same issue as you and they had to do a fresh install of FM21 to get the video ads to show.

rabcp
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By Derrick Lum 14 June 2021 - 06:16 AM UTC 

Hi there.. Where do I paste the ‘bidstack_enabled.xml’ file? Cant seem to locate the file that you mention

 

You need to show hidden files (View tab, tick hidden items)

HansaPilsner
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By rabcp 14 June 2021 - 11:54 AM UTC 

Everything is correct, there has been a few other people who had the same issue as you and they had to do a fresh install of FM21 to get the video ads to show.

 

Well, I was fearing that option. Anyway, thank you for your work and advice on my case.

Robert Lovell
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J1 league stuff works but the other leagues are not showing up for some reason. need someone to check (ID's from 1166001) contains 81 static and 1 megalong scrolling animation

 

not sure if its down to not having backup video adboards for the other competitions (since japan doesn't in real life) 

RinusFM
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Thank you for this mod. It adds so much more atmostphere/ambiance to see the Irish advertisements, etc. 

I've one thing I noticed; while spectating WC in 2028 or so. It was showing Quatar 2022 ads all over the place. 

GiorgosAth
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Hi. Could you please tell me what is the difference between ‘Club Adboards’ and ‘Non Club Adboards’?

Thank you.

rabcp
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By GiorgosAth 19 June 2021 - 08:52 AM UTC 

Hi. Could you please tell me what is the difference between ‘Club Adboards’ and ‘Non Club Adboards’?

Thank you.

 

Why are there two different xml files?
As the folder names suggest one xml file contains club specific adboards and one does not. This has been done as in previous patches people have complained that they see clubs specific adboards in cup competitions. Due the way the xml file there is no way around this using code. The only solution is the use of two files, the pictures below demonstrate the difference in the xml files.

https://i.postimg.cc/3RDb5LW9/no-clubs.png
https://i.postimg.cc/8Cc0wkS2/clubs.png
GiorgosAth
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@rabcp

Thank you. Could you please tell me : what type of ads are installed in each occasion? For example, what ads are depicted if I choose club specific adboards (sorry, I do not understand the differences from the attached pictures)?

rabcp
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By GiorgosAth 19 June 2021 - 12:49 PM UTC 

@rabcp

Thank you. Could you please tell me : what type of ads are installed in each occasion? For example, what ads are depicted if I choose club specific adboards (sorry, I do not understand the differences from the attached pictures)?

 

If you use the ‘club ads file' and play as Man United then the adboard’s displayed in all of your home games will be of the sponsors on Man Utd (Adidas, Chevrolet etc) regardless of the competition you are playing in.

 

If you used the ‘no clubs file' then when you play in the Champions League the Champions League adboard’s will be displayed and in the Premier League the generic English Premier League adboard’s will de displayed instead of the Man Utd sponsors.

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By rabcp 19 June 2021 - 13:49 PM UTC 

If you use the ‘club ads file' and play as Man United then the adboard’s displayed in all of your home games will be of the sponsors on Man Utd (Adidas, Chevrolet etc) regardless of the competition you are playing in.

 

If you used the ‘no clubs file' then when you play in the Champions League the Champions League adboard’s will be displayed and in the Premier League the generic English Premier League adboard’s will de displayed instead of the Man Utd sponsors.

 

Thank you.

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By rabcp 14 June 2021 - 11:54 AM UTC 

Everything is correct, there has been a few other people who had the same issue as you and they had to do a fresh install of FM21 to get the video ads to show.

 

@rabcp Just so I understand you correctly: By a “fresh install” do you mean a complete removal of all FM-files (in all locations = manually)? I have uninstalled and then re-installed FM21 via Steam, sadly with no change in visual results.

corinsondavila
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Hi guys!

 

I followed all the instruction to install the AdBoard Patch, re-installed a few times and changed to No-Club.xml but when I play away, the default Football Manager boards still show up.

 

I didn't understand what to copy in the two folders you mentioned in the FAQ:

 

  1. Documents/Sports Interactive/football manager 2021/graphics/pictures/ads
  2. Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2021/ads

At the moment I install into folder no. 2, otherwise, the AdBoard won't show up during matches.

 

What should I do? 😢 Any other solution, I could try?

 

 

corinsondavila
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By corinsondavila 23 June 2021 - 16:27 PM UTC 

Hi guys!

 

I followed all the instruction to install the AdBoard Patch, re-installed a few times and changed to No-Club.xml but when I play away, the default Football Manager boards still show up.

 

I didn't understand what to copy in the two folders you mentioned in the FAQ:

 

  1. Documents/Sports Interactive/football manager 2021/graphics/pictures/ads
  2. Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2021/ads

At the moment I install into folder no. 2, otherwise, the AdBoard won't show up during matches.

 

What should I do? 😢 Any other solution, I could try?

 

Sorry but I finally solved but installing properly all the files. 

You need to put all the files in Documents/Sports Interactive/football manager 2021/graphics/pictures/ads and the XML in Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2021/ads.

 

Thanks for the amazing work on the Adboard Patch! ;-)

rabcp
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By HansaPilsner 23 June 2021 - 10:43 AM UTC 

@rabcp Just so I understand you correctly: By a “fresh install” do you mean a complete removal of all FM-files (in all locations = manually)? I have uninstalled and then re-installed FM21 via Steam, sadly with no change in visual results.

 

Maybe try removing all adboard files and try again, I don’t really know what to suggest unfortunately as everything had been installed to the correct location

HansaPilsner
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OK. Thanx mate.

KingMario85
12 years ago
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I'm seeing black adboards and have followed the instruction to have graphics quality at 'medium' at least. It's also advised to rename the 'HD' folder to 'SD' to trick the system into treating the same files as graphics which put a lower demand on the system. Where is the ‘HD’ folder located so I can rename it?

mikelfc69
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Hi @rabcp 

 

I'm trying to get my banners in the right places and I'm doing a little at a time, then reloading to check. Is it usual that the numbered boards keep moving around? It's making positioning them impossible.

 

 

 

Here's my xml in case I'm doing something blindingly stupid 

https://www.mediafire.com/file/ce9kbmgm4b631yi/fm.xml/file

 

Thanks

rabcp
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By KingMario85 04 July 2021 - 07:56 AM UTC 

I'm seeing black adboards and have followed the instruction to have graphics quality at 'medium' at least. It's also advised to rename the 'HD' folder to 'SD' to trick the system into treating the same files as graphics which put a lower demand on the system. Where is the ‘HD’ folder located so I can rename it?

 

Sppolosied I need to update this guide, graphics settings now at least need to be set to high.

 

HD folder is located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos\hd

 

By mikelfc69 05 July 2021 - 14:16 PM UTC 

Hi @rabcp 

 

I'm trying to get my banners in the right places and I'm doing a little at a time, then reloading to check. Is it usual that the numbered boards keep moving around? It's making positioning them impossible.

 

 

 

 

Here's my xml in case I'm doing something blindingly stupid 

https://www.mediafire.com/file/ce9kbmgm4b631yi/fm.xml/file

 

Thanks

The numbered boards only change if thier is an error in the xml file, as 2 defult ads are showing (kick it out) that may be your issue

 

mikelfc69
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Many many thanks @rabcp 

KingMario85
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By rabcp 06 July 2021 - 09:42 AM UTC 

Sppolosied I need to update this guide, graphics settings now at least need to be set to high.

 

HD folder is located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos\hd

 

The numbered boards only change if thier is an error in the xml file, as 2 defult ads are showing (kick it out) that may be your issue

 

Maybe I'm a special case, but this is what happens when I follow the file path: 

 

Also, another thing that confuses me is that the personalized team banners are showing but the advertisements are not?

 

rabcp
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By KingMario85 08 July 2021 - 14:42 PM UTC 

Maybe I'm a special case, but this is what happens when I follow the file path: 

 

Also, another thing that confuses me is that the personalized team banners are showing but the advertisements are not?

 

 

 

The simatchviewer_uncompressed folder is contained in the zip file for this patch you need to paste it into to the above folder as per the installation instructions. You have not done this step and this is why you have no video ads.

 

Mike Both
8 months ago
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for me it shows the videotape advertisements black

Hussain K
11 months ago
1 week ago
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All matches have black adboards  ,I've reinstalled the thing multiple times and the adboards are still black. Someone help me please

Billy07
3 years ago
1 day ago
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Dear All, I use flutskin, and have custom install location (not default). Where do i have to copy static folders: in my general folder, in flutskin subfolder or default directory which i changed after the installation (in still exists and have some basic files and folders)? Tried different combinations, still cannot see static ads :-( Can someone help, please.

 

Many thanks in advance!

rabcp
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By Mike Both 14 July 2021 - 11:36 AM UTC 

for me it shows the videotape advertisements black

It looks like you have not selected an xml file, make sure you chosen an xml file like the image below

 

By Billy07 18 July 2021 - 12:46 PM UTC 

Dear All, I use flutskin, and have custom install location (not default). Where do i have to copy static folders: in my general folder, in flutskin subfolder or default directory which i changed after the installation (in still exists and have some basic files and folders)? Tried different combinations, still cannot see static ads :-( Can someone help, please.

 

Many thanks in advance!

You will need to install the xml file and graphics to the location where all the other graphics are

Mike Both
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By rabcp 21 July 2021 - 11:44 AM UTC 

It looks like you have not selected an xml file, make sure you chosen an xml file like the image below

 

You will need to install the xml file and graphics to the location where all the other graphics are

 

I did it as it was described. but shows in all games like this, in champions league playing it shows the same way. in some it shows the national flag

Mike Both
8 months ago
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@rabcp  chief   can I take any record id or does it have to be from any of the leagues? 

Mike Both
8 months ago
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i do this, but The record id is from turkish süperlig .  it was taken as an example because I didn't know which record id to take 🙄🤔

MoneyGFX
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I dont know if anyone can help but im having an issue, (Firstly im on MAC).

 

I have put everything in the locations told to and the “Club” adboards work fine but the “No Club” adboards just show generic adboards (Emirates etc… no matter which competition im in.

 

I imagine i've done something wrong but has anybody had simular issues to this?

 

Once again when i use the Clubs only xml its perfect but the minute i switch it to the No Club its seems to just pick the generic ads

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