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By Deniga Babatope 27 September 2021 - 16:26 PM UTC 

Please my video ads are still black please I need help 

 

Can you post a screenshot of where you have installed the game too, also are you playing via steam, gamepass or epic games?

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By Deniga Babatope 27 September 2021 - 17:17 PM UTC 

Am playing via steam and should the HD folder be in Upper case or lower case? 

the ‘hd’ folder should be lowercase but that’s not your only issue.

 

The video ads should be installed to: C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2021\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos


But you have 

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steam\steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2021\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos

 

this is causing your issue

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Should I place it in the folder in the screenshot below 

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By Deniga Babatope 27 September 2021 - 18:14 PM UTC 

Hope this is the right folder 

Yes that looks correct

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It works now thank you very much 👍👍but I had to rename the folder as sd I appreciate the help thanks once again 

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By rabcp 27 September 2021 - 16:02 PM UTC 

So, like I said earlier you issue is you do not have an ‘fm.xml’ file selected. The ads folder should contain two folders ‘Clubs’ and ‘No Club’ you need to decide what xml file you want to choose, going by your screenshot I assume it’s ‘No club’. 

 

You need to copy and paste the fm.xml file from the ‘No Club’ folder into the ads folder. If there is no fm.xml file in the ads folder then FM21 just uses the default fm.xml file which is why none of the ads are showing for you.

 

 

Yes

 

ok, I was confused but now I see that you put it in the ads folder which goes fm21-graphics-pictures-ads.

This is where it is but it's still not working

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By McGod 29 September 2021 - 03:17 AM UTC 

ok, I was confused but now I see that you put it in the ads folder which goes fm21-graphics-pictures-ads.

This is where it is but it's still not working

 

Your joking right? It clearly states in the instructions and I’ve clearly stated to you even with the use of pictures that the xml file goes into the football manager 2021/ads folder

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well, nw it's in there and it still doesnt work.

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By rabcp 29 September 2021 - 07:38 AM UTC 

Your joking right? It clearly states in the instructions and I’ve clearly stated to you even with the use of pictures that the xml file goes into the football manager 2021/ads folder

 

it's in there now and it still doesnt work

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By McGod 29 September 2021 - 18:21 PM UTC 

it's in there now and it still doesnt work

 

It needs to go in Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2021 / ads

 

You seem to have placed it in Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2021 / graphics/ pictures /ads. That or you've placed all the other folders in the path from the above paragraph, which is wrong.

 

The xml needs to go in the path in the first paragraph, while the ones below in the path in the second paragraph:

 

 

When installing custom mods, it's important you pay close attention to the installation instructions and assistance provided otherwise you can end up with these little misunderstandings, which could easily be avoided with a bit more attention 👍

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By mons 29 September 2021 - 18:43 PM UTC 

It needs to go in Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2021 / ads

 

You seem to have placed it in Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2021 / graphics/ pictures /ads. That or you've placed all the other folders in the path from the above paragraph, which is wrong.

 

The xml needs to go in the path in the first paragraph, while the ones below in the path in the second paragraph:

 

 

When installing custom mods, it's important you pay close attention to the installation instructions and assistance provided otherwise you can end up with these little misunderstandings, which could easily be avoided with a bit more attention 👍

 

I deleted and reloaded the adboard and it worked. Thanks for your help.

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I have the game pass version, but video ads dont work, any ideas to fix?

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By flushface1981 30 September 2021 - 08:12 AM UTC 

I have the game pass version, but video ads dont work, any ideas to fix?

Unfortunately, it has recently came to my attention that custom video ads will not work if playing via gamepass as Microsoft encrypt certain folders which makes adding mods into the main FM folders (out with my documents) impossible.

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I also stuggle with black video ads. At first I got the FM 2008 “bug”, but then I changed the name of the folder from "Pictures"→"pictures" and the picture ads are working. However the videoes does not. My GPU is from the 30-series, I have the highest settings on. “graphics/pictures/ads” and “FM21/ads/fm.xml” is placed correctly.

 

The videoes are in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos\hd\video_ads”.

 

I have tested in homegames for the big teams, in Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A etc. in Europa League and in Champions League and in the World Cup. I have added graphics for logoes, skins, kits, facepacks, background/stadium pictures etc. All work, except video-ads. Any ideas why this could be?

Does “Steam” or “Football Manager 2021” also have to be lowercase?

 

You are doing great work. Thank you!

 

edit: yes, I logged into my 11 year old account to make my first post. 

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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.

 

Did you ever get the video ad-boards to work HansaPilsner? I am having the exact problem you had and the pictures you attached of St.James Park is just like it looks in my game as well. Same placement of the files in the folders also.

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By hannevold 01 October 2021 - 11:20 AM UTC 

I also stuggle with black video ads. At first I got the FM 2008 “bug”, but then I changed the name of the folder from "Pictures"→"pictures" and the picture ads are working. However the videoes does not. My GPU is from the 30-series, I have the highest settings on. “graphics/pictures/ads” and “FM21/ads/fm.xml” is placed correctly.

 

The videoes are in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos\hd\video_ads”.

 

I have tested in homegames for the big teams, in Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A etc. in Europa League and in Champions League and in the World Cup. I have added graphics for logoes, skins, kits, facepacks, background/stadium pictures etc. All work, except video-ads. Any ideas why this could be?

Does “Steam” or “Football Manager 2021” also have to be lowercase?

 

You are doing great work. Thank you!

 

edit: yes, I logged into my 11 year old account to make my first post. 

Are you by any chance using the game pass version of FM21?

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By rabcp 01 October 2021 - 15:21 PM UTC 

Are you by any chance using the game pass version of FM21?

 

I don't think so, no. Is there any way to replace the videoes with standard ad-boards so that it look like the stadiums in e.g. the Norwegian Eliteserien/English Sky-Bet?

hannevold
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Yeah…..so….

 

….it works.

 

I have no idea why. I started a new save, played some matches. Didn't work. Shut the computer down. Waited a day and started playing on my old save again, and the ad-board videoes now work perfectly. I re-applied all the extracting steps, I also have a SI folder on my "D:" Drive which I also added the videos to. I still didn't work until 24+ hours later so the main reason it worked I just don't know.

Could it be a mix of old highlights not working and friendlies not working? So that it actually worked the entire time, I just couldn't see them in game.

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By hannevold 01 October 2021 - 13:49 PM UTC 

Did you ever get the video ad-boards to work HansaPilsner? I am having the exact problem you had and the pictures you attached of St.James Park is just like it looks in my game as well. Same placement of the files in the folders also.

 

Hi @hannevold 

I have manually removed all files and reinstalled everything from the bottom and up seven times now (including the release of 1.4), but sadly, no. Nothing is working towards getting video adboards to play for me. Statics are OK, so I have setteled for that - until a solution is found. I will, no doubt, still fiddle around, and will let you know if I manage to crack it
 

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By hannevold 02 October 2021 - 13:47 PM UTC 

Yeah…..so….

 

….it works.

 

I have no idea why. I started a new save, played some matches. Didn't work. Shut the computer down. Waited a day and started playing on my old save again, and the ad-board videoes now work perfectly. I re-applied all the extracting steps, I also have a SI folder on my "D:" Drive which I also added the videos to. I still didn't work until 24+ hours later so the main reason it worked I just don't know.

Could it be a mix of old highlights not working and friendlies not working? So that it actually worked the entire time, I just couldn't see them in game.

It's a strange one but glad to see its now working!

 

 

By HansaPilsner 03 October 2021 - 14:44 PM UTC 

Hi @hannevold 

I have manually removed all files and reinstalled everything from the bottom and up seven times now (including the release of 1.4), but sadly, no. Nothing is working towards getting video adboards to play for me. Statics are OK, so I have setteled for that - until a solution is found. I will, no doubt, still fiddle around, and will let you know if I manage to crack it
 

 

Are you by any chance using the game pass version of FM21?

 

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By rabcp 03 October 2021 - 16:03 PM UTC 

It's a strange one but glad to see its now working!

 

 

 

Are you by any chance using the game pass version of FM21?

 

Hi @rabcp 
I'm affraid I'm not sure what a “game pass version” is. I purchased the game through Steam as I've done ever since the game left the CD-tray.

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Hi,
your pack is working fine as always. Great work, hats off to you, sir !

It inspired me to expand it (since FM20) and add custom creations of my own for a “fantasy” league community I'm running

My version worked fine in FM20
But lately I'm having crashing issues with my  own custom FM21 version: how can i get information about what's causing the crash ?

Is there some sort of debug mode ? Or a way to read the crash dump ?

thanks !
 

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Hello, it happens to me that my tickets are blank and leave spaces in all the computers not only mine, I have checked them. I have read all 15 pages of the forum before commenting I have tried to reset the game, that is, from scratch. I tried my club and others but still. I have noticed in your comments about the lowercase of the letters in the indicated directory. Is there a solution? I invested hours in creating you go to the livorno to realize that they cannot be applied in a milan, that disappointed me a lot and to continue playing. Sorry for my bad English. It goes without saying that in the interface everything is very high, I have cleared the cache. Finally, be impressed by the work you do. @rabcp 
 

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video_ads

UEFA Champions league “MASTERCARD” is missing, 

 

Pictures\ads

UEFA Europa league “KN” is missing,

-Can you add it please??? in the next patch???

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Hi everone!

Question: Does the Documets folder (where you have your FM21) need to be on the C: drive, as the Program files (x86)? In short: Do all files need to be on the same drive to display both static and video ads?? 

The reason I am asking is that I (perhaps embarrasingly) recently noticed that my Documents folder is on my E: drive. I have not been able to se the video ads in my game, and have been struggeling to figure out why. Could this be the reason?

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By HansaPilsner 16 October 2021 - 11:27 AM UTC 

Hi everone!

Question: Does the Documets folder (where you have your FM21) need to be on the C: drive, as the Program files (x86)? In short: Do all files need to be on the same drive to display both static and video ads?? 

The reason I am asking is that I (perhaps embarrasingly) recently noticed that my Documents folder is on my E: drive. I have not been able to se the video ads in my game, and have been struggeling to figure out why. Could this be the reason?

 

If your Documents folder is not on your C drive, then you need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

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Thanx for the tip @mons

Do I simply change it to the C: or any particular place on C:?

Sorry to be a pain, but I'm REALLY no tech wiz :-/

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By HansaPilsner 16 October 2021 - 13:42 PM UTC 

Thanx for the tip @mons

Do I simply change it to the C: or any particular place on C:?

Sorry to be a pain, but I'm REALLY no tech wiz :-/

 

Read the post, it's quite straight-forward. It doesn't have to be on C, you can put your user data folder (i.e. where you keep your graphics, your tactics, your editor data files, your saved games etc) wherever you like, you just need to then tell the game where to look.

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