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By Nugget 18 February 2021 - 04:33 AM UTC 

Hi thanks for all the hard work on the addon, I can't get either the static or video ads to work. I tried all the fixes in the FAQ and in this thread. Renaming to SD, making sure the path for the video files is in the right place but nothing has worked. I'm getting club colours instead of static ads and black screen for video ads.

 

Can you provide screenshots of where you have installed the files and what you are seeing in the match engine?

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Why isn't it showing the European adboards  and just showing the normal league ones when i play in competitions my adboards stay the same all the time and i have got non club adboards

 

the attachment is from a European game

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By J_Zeena 19 February 2021 - 07:21 AM UTC 

Why isn't it showing the European adboards  and just showing the normal league ones when i play in competitions my adboards stay the same all the time and i have got non club adboards

 

the attachment is from a European game

 

Would the match in question be in the UEFA Conference League? If so no adboard’s have been made for that yet, UEFA are to announced the competitions sponsors during the spring and at that point I'll make some speculative ads for it.

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By rabcp 19 February 2021 - 09:19 AM UTC 

Would the match in question be in the UEFA Conference League? If so no adboard’s have been made for that yet, UEFA are to announced the competitions sponsors during the spring and at that point I'll make some speculative ads for it.

 

I'm on about champions league and Europa league comps like that 

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By J_Zeena 19 February 2021 - 11:55 AM UTC 

I'm on about champions league and Europa league comps like that 

 

Having looked at your screenshot again, you are not even seeing league ads just the new default ads, also all European games should also use video ads and yours are not which makes me think that you do not have an fm.xml file selected, ensure this folder mirrors the below screenshot

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By rabcp 19 February 2021 - 12:53 PM UTC 

Having looked at your screenshot again, you are not even seeing league ads just the new default ads, also all European games should also use video ads and yours are not which makes me think that you do not have an fm.xml file selected, ensure this folder mirrors the below screenshot

 

I'm not getting it, i have it like this as their is not another xml file apart from in the actual no club and club adboards 

 

I'm playing in the Swedish league

 

The last picture is from a different save

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By J_Zeena 19 February 2021 - 15:35 PM UTC 

I'm not getting it, i have it like this as their is not another xml file apart from in the actual no club and club adboards 

 

I'm playing in the Swedish league

 

The last picture is from a different save

Can you provide screenshots of where you have installed the static and video ads

 

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By rabcp 19 February 2021 - 15:46 PM UTC 

Can you provide screenshots of where you have installed the static and video ads

 

This is where i have it installed and their is a screenshot of the graphics folder

 

last pic different save

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By J_Zeena 19 February 2021 - 15:48 PM UTC 

This is where i have it installed and their is a screenshot of the graphics folder

 

last pic different save

So, in that screenshot everything works as intended (though I need to fix the WBA static ads), that was with the ‘clubs xml file', the screenshot from Stoke V Man Utd was a friendly match so if you used the no clubs xml then that game is working as intended.

 

I have tested both xml files in Sweden and see the following ads, do you seem them in Swedish games too?

 

 

Edit: 

By J_Zeena 19 February 2021 - 16:14 PM UTC 

I think i have done it, ill show you a couple of different saves

 

Looks like its sorted now, what did you change?

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By rabcp 19 February 2021 - 16:19 PM UTC 

So, in that screenshot everything works as intended (though I need to fix the WBA static ads), that was with the ‘clubs xml file', the screenshot from Stoke V Man Utd was a friendly match so if you used the no clubs xml then that game is working as intended.

 

I have tested both xml files in Sweden and see the following ads, do you seem them in Swedish games too?

 

Yes mate they are exactly the same as the screenshot you just sent, and i have tested about 10 different saves and they all look to be working fine now as they are all different when in a different nation

 

Thanks for your help i really appreciate it 

 

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By rabcp 19 February 2021 - 16:19 PM UTC 

So, in that screenshot everything works as intended (though I need to fix the WBA static ads), that was with the ‘clubs xml file', the screenshot from Stoke V Man Utd was a friendly match so if you used the no clubs xml then that game is working as intended.

 

I have tested both xml files in Sweden and see the following ads, do you seem them in Swedish games too?

 

 

Edit: 

 

Looks like its sorted now, what did you change?

 

i now have the xml files like this and it worked perfect, instead of just the xml file on its own, first of i had it like the second screenshot

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By J_Zeena 19 February 2021 - 16:22 PM UTC 

Yes mate they are exactly the same as the screenshot you just sent, and i have tested about 10 different saves and they all look to be working fine now as they are all different when in a different nation

 

Thanks for your help i really appreciate it 

 

No problem buddy, glad it is all working now

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Right think I've installed them correctly (not looked in game yet) but I have a question that probably has a simple answer and I'm just being stupid.

 

But, what the hell are bidstack adds?

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By VP. 21 February 2021 - 08:52 AM UTC 

Right think I've installed them correctly (not looked in game yet) but I have a question that probably has a simple answer and I'm just being stupid.

 

But, what the hell are bidstack adds?

 

SI sell advertising rights for the game all year round (the £30+ they charge for a half finished game must not be enough 🙄) and Bidstack is the tool they use to import these new video ads into the game. The bidstack file within the patch blocks these video ads from being shown in the game.

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By rabcp 21 February 2021 - 10:18 AM UTC 

SI sell advertising rights for the game all year round (the £30+ they charge for a half finished game must not be enough 🙄) and Bidstack is the tool they use to import these new video ads into the game. The bidstack file within the patch blocks these video ads from being shown in the game.

 

Nice one, I'll change that too then.

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Possibly weird one, not really had any issues at all with the adboards before now, but when I'm playing friendly matches against certain clubs like Mansfield and King's Lynn as examples, it shows the default FM08 Adboards, this is using the Clubs XML file. Now, is this because it's a friendly game so a) there's no generic adboards, and b) there's no club adboards for it to “fall back” onto?

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By A11_Smithy 22 February 2021 - 19:56 PM UTC 

Possibly weird one, not really had any issues at all with the adboards before now, but when I'm playing friendly matches against certain clubs like Mansfield and King's Lynn as examples, it shows the default FM08 Adboards, this is using the Clubs XML file. Now, is this because it's a friendly game so a) there's no generic adboards, and b) there's no club adboards for it to “fall back” onto?

 

There may be an error in the code for those clubs, if you can give me a full list of clubs this has happened with I’ll looks in to it.

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By rabcp 18 February 2021 - 23:59 PM UTC 

Can you provide screenshots of where you have installed the files and what you are seeing in the match engine?

 

I did do a reinstall move the game to my SSD but had the same issues

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By Nugget 23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM UTC 

I did do a reinstall move the game to my SSD but had the same issues

 

 

Make a new folder within your graphics folder called ‘pictures’ ensure it is all lowecase text and then move all of these 5 folders into the newly created pictures folder.

 

Can you provide a screenshot form within the ‘ads’ folder below

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By rabcp 22 February 2021 - 20:08 PM UTC 

There may be an error in the code for those clubs, if you can give me a full list of clubs this has happened with I’ll looks in to it.

 

Currently I've only noticed it playing away at those two clubs in friendlies yesterday, also against York today in a friendly.

 

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By rabcp 23 February 2021 - 09:26 AM UTC 

Make a new folder within your graphics folder called ‘pictures’ ensure it is all lowecase text and then move all of these 5 folders into the newly created pictures folder.

 

Can you provide a screenshot form within the ‘ads’ folder below

 

Thanks for the reply. I have made the ‘pictures’ folder change and I see the static club stand ads but still black screen on moving ads

here's what my ads folder looks like:

 

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By rabcp 22 February 2021 - 20:08 PM UTC 

There may be an error in the code for those clubs, if you can give me a full list of clubs this has happened with I’ll looks in to it.

 

Even weirder one for you pal. Altrincham in a friendly seem to be using the England National Team adboards! Sheffield United, Leeds, Tottenham all look fine from other games but lower league teams, even ones with adboards and config lines like York, seem to be having some issues.

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By A11_Smithy 23 February 2021 - 20:36 PM UTC 

Even weirder one for you pal. Altrincham in a friendly seem to be using the England National Team adboards! Sheffield United, Leeds, Tottenham all look fine from other games but lower league teams, even ones with adboards and config lines like York, seem to be having some issues.

 

So for some reason within FM21 when a team has no ‘club’ ads within a friendly the game will look to load the home teams national team ads rather than the generic ads. I’ve still to look into lower leagues ads though

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By rabcp 23 February 2021 - 21:12 PM UTC 

So for some reason within FM21 when a team has no ‘club’ ads within a friendly the game will look to load the home teams national team ads rather than the generic ads. I’ve still to look into lower leagues ads though

 

Ahh that makes sense, I'll have a faff about with my english national team boards and make em a tad more generic for friendly games. Cheers bud!

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By Nugget 23 February 2021 - 18:05 PM UTC 

Thanks for the reply. I have made the ‘pictures’ folder change and I see the static club stand ads but still black screen on moving ads

here's what my ads folder looks like:

 

 

Can you check your match settings within the FM21 preferences, the graphics quality needs to be set to at least high

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By rabcp 24 February 2021 - 11:32 AM UTC 

Can you check your match settings within the FM21 preferences, the graphics quality needs to be set to at least high

 

They are, I've tried high and very high still black screen on moving ads

 

*Edit - Changed the videos back to hd from sd and its working now

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Hey rabcp, I also just had the same issue as A11_Smithy with getting the FM08 ad boards with the Club xml. I was playing Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup.

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During my 20-21 pre-season, when managing Sheffield Wednesday, I played small local clubs (Sheffield FC, Handsworth, Stocksbridge) away at their stadiums. Their adboards consisted of the English national team ones and nothing else.

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By wannachupbrew 26 February 2021 - 16:08 PM UTC 

Hey rabcp, I also just had the same issue as A11_Smithy with getting the FM08 ad boards with the Club xml. I was playing Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup.

 

What team where you managing?

 

By Tommy Hughes 26 February 2021 - 17:07 PM UTC 

During my 20-21 pre-season, when managing Sheffield Wednesday, I played small local clubs (Sheffield FC, Handsworth, Stocksbridge) away at their stadiums. Their adboards consisted of the English national team ones and nothing else.

 

So for some reason within FM21 when a team has no ‘club’ ads within a friendly the game will look to load the home teams national team ads rather than the generic ads. I’ve still to look into lower leagues ads though

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