Hello, everyone!

I'm very happy to announce my first update for FM23. My "Increase Realism"-Megapack FEBRUARY Update!
There will be an update every month, The same system as last year (ALPHA, BETA, Early-Access on Patreon and then public release).
This megapack improves various in-game parameters in over 220 nations to take the realism of Football Manager to the next level!

 

 

 

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READ ME BEFORE INSTALLING
 
  1. Follow me on Twitter and YouTube to stay up to date.
     
  2. If you want early access, ALPHA or BETA access to my updates or even more content, check out Patreon.
     
  3. Delete all my previous files from the “Editor-Data” folder.
     
  4. Make sure you don't use any other files that don't work with my Megapack. This applies to all themes that my mod covers.
     
  5. The Megapack is in most cases compatible with all league files (DaveTheEditor's Around the Globe Megapack is recommended) as well as transfer updates and all possible graphical adjustments.
     
  6. My resources are very limited, so I don't answer questions like "Is your work compatible with X or Y?” - If the general instructions in point 5 are not enough for you, I constantly update a list of files on Patreon which I personally recommend and which will be constantly updated..
     
  7. If you have urgent questions that cannot be answered from the text, please send me a private message here in the forum, on Twitter, Discord or in the official SI-ForumQuestions in the comments will not be answered.
     
  8. The effects of my files in the game are not visible or comprehensible in the pre-editor, so please only give me feedback or bug reports that have arisen directly from the game.
     
  9. I am very grateful for any feedback about found bugs. Especially at this stage (first update) there might be still things which do not work fine yet. However, this must be formulated in such a way that I can do something with it. Please use the template below and send me a PM. I'll read every PM but depending of the issue I might not respond to every message (resource management):

    - Type of bug (visual, game-mechanics):
    - Affected Club/Nation/League:
    - Exact description of the bug + source if any why XY is wrong:
    - Screenshot (if useful):
    - Direct suggestions for improvement based on source XY:
    - Further comments:
     
  10. If you don't want to write me a private message, you can also leave your feedback on the shared Discord server of DaveTheEditor and me.
     
  11. If you need help with the correct installation, you can find it here on YouTube.
     
  12. If you are looking for tips & tricks to make your save game more realistic, you can get some input here in this video.
     
  13. Many thanks to NorsemanLP, who did the graphic design and translation of this post! Follow him on Twitter, he also creates other graphic content for FM23, like the FM.Zweierkette Skin or the Norseman's Logopack!
     
  14. For FM-Fanpages: Write me a private message first, if you want to publish my work on your Fanpage.
     
  15. For File-Creators: All copying of my work (this also includes crediting) is forbidden and I reserve the right to take legal action against it.


"INCREASE REALISM"-MEGAPACK FEBRUARY UPDATE

 

  • ALTERNATIVE YOUTH RATING UPDATE
  • YOUTH AND TRAINING FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS UPDATE
  • WORLDWIDE AWARD FIXES UPDATE
  • SALARIES MARKET VALUES & SPONSORS UPDATE
  • PLAYER ATTRIBUTE ADJUSTMENTS
  • MANAGER ATTRIBUTE ADJUSTMENTS
  • TRANSFER PREFERENCES UPDATE
  • REALISTIC INJURIES (+ GERMAN VERSION)
  • CLUB DATA FIXES UPDATE
  • CLUB FINANCES FIXES UPDATE
  • CLUB REPUTATION FIX UPDATE
  • TICKET PRICE ADJUSTMENTS UPDATE
  • WORLDWIDE DERBY FIXES
  • LEAGUE REPUTATION CHANGES UPDATE
  • GEOGRAPHICS & LANGUAGES (+ GERMAN VERSION)
  • CITIZENSHIP FIX UPDATE
  • NATIONS AGREEMENTS
  • WEATHER CHANGES
  • NATIONAL TEAM ATTENDANCES
  • NATIONAL TEAM REPUTATION UPDATE
  • CHINA LEAGUE FILE FIX
  • TAXES FIX
  • CLUB TRANSFER PREFERENCES
  • VARIOUS LEAGUE RULE FIXES

 

 

ALTERNATIVE YOUTH RATING

This file changes the"youth ratings", the "game importance"and the"development status" of all Nations. The main purpose of the changes is to provide a more realistic balance of the potential quantity of players after more than 10 years. Nations have different development potential based on over 15 different criteria.
 

 

GENERAL
  • The global distribution of talent was slightly increased.
  • Each nation was individually calculated development potential with over 15 different criteria. For example HDI (Human Development Index), national and international audience average, population, financial resources and many more!

 


YOUTH & TRAINING FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS

This file improves the balance of the current ability of newgens when they are created. In some cases/nations it was generally too high and in others too weak. The adjustments to the training facilities then ensure that the subsequent development speed is realistic.

 


WORLDWIDE AWARD FIXES

The influence of this file is very important. It improves the reputation behavior especially of younger players. This is too low in the standard game and has a significant positive impact on the age problem (national teams and clubs become too old after 6+ years). There may be some further adjustments in future updates to further improve the age-bug in some Nations. Additionally, it brings a whole new game experience:

 

  • Keeping young players at small clubs becomes more difficult
  • All U-team competitions become more important
  • Reputation behavior has been balanced worldwide
     

 

GENERAL
 
  1. Awards only work in playable leagues, sometimes even only with "full details" (goal of the month etc). So the more leagues you load, the better the reputation behavior of younger players and thus also reduces the age problem in clubs and the national team.
  2. To reduce the age-issue in clubs and national teams in England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, recommend to load at least 2 leagues as playable in each of those Nations.
  3. Not all awards are real. They are not even in the base game. They primarily serve a function - they represent media hype, interest in certain players, and thus an increased level of fame.

 


SALARIES MARKET VALUES & SPONSORS

Salaries
Salaries are based much more on real data available worldwide. A player from Cameroon no longer earns 500,000 euros, but perhaps 30,000 euros per year.

World-class players earn much more, up to 30-40 million euros gross per year. By default, the end of the line for salaries is in the 20 million euro range.
 

Market values
Market values have been adjusted globally to more realistically represent the effective transfer fees paid in nation XY. The market values in larger nations like England are sometimes way too high. (Many players in the range 100-200€m). This was also lowered. The higher reputation of younger players will boost those values a bit again.

 

IMPORTANT

Some very high "transfer values" are still displayed. These simply tell you that player XY is not for sale. My changes aim to ensure that the transfer fees actually paid are realistic.

Sponsors
The sponsor values have been adjusted worldwide to better balance the finances. In addition, I have calculated individual maximum values for each nation. This is to improve realism, especially in smaller nations, where they grow together with the nation in case of great success. Highly recommended for a "Build a Nation"-save.

 


PLAYER ATTRIBUTE ADJUSTMENTS

This file lowers the natural fitness of all players slightly as well as a few individual ones a bit more, as they were able to maintain their ability (CA) for too long in long-term tests. These changes improve the general age structure after 8-10 years in club and national team, especially in the bigger nations.

 


MANAGER ATTRIBUTE ADJUSTMENTS

This file increases the tendency of all managers to give more playing time to the younger players as well as to apply the new substitution rule ( permanently 5 substitutions) more consistently.



TRANSFER PREFERENCES

I have researched all nations on transfermarkt.com which have a preference for players with a certain nationality and adjusted them accordingly. Over 200 nations have been edited!

Not only the nationalities have been adjusted, but also the age preferences. There are certain nations that clearly stand out as "training leagues" based on various data. (Very high percentage of players under the age of 24). For example, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia or even obscure Nations like Kyrgystan 😉

 


REALISTIC INJURIES (+ GERMAN VERSION)

The injury file has been “reactivated” and should primarily lower the high CA (Current Ability) of older players an boost the rotation, which in turn benefits the young players both in term of CA and their reputation.

There is an extra file in German. Do not use both at the same time.

 


CLUB DATA FIX

This file adds various missing data of over 1500 1st and 2nd league clubs in over 150 nations:
 

  • Club nickname
  • City location
  • Stadium corrections
  • 89 new stadiums
  • Rivalries
  • Foundation dates
  • Club colours


CLUB FINANCES FIX

This file adjusts the financial behavior of some clubs so that even after 20+ years they do not:
 

  • become too rich (except in case of extraordinary success or rich investor)
  • become too poor (except in case of traceable events like mismanagement, relegation etc.)


CLUB REPUTATION FIX

Minor adjustments to improve club reputation behaviour. 

 

 

TICKET-PRICE ADJUSTMENTS

I have adjusted ticket prices in nations where they are calculated incorrectly, which often leads to much too rich teams in certain nations. This mainly affects South America (Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela etc.) but also other nations like Iran, Iraq. It is unfortunately still not possible to add the correct prices. At least the values are now more realistic and prevent that clubs or whole nations could easily cover their stadium with gold. 

 

 

WORLDWIDE DERBY FIXES

This file adds over 300 missing derbies from clubs and national teams in over 50 nations. It also contains over 1000 reputation adjustments to create a cross-nation balance.


Among others, derbies are included such as:

 

  • "Volga Derby" between Rubin Kazan and Krylia Sovietov.
  • "La guerra del futbol" between El Salvador and Honduras.
  • The "Derby of Ghana" between Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak SC and many more


LEAGUE REPUTATION CHANGES

This file slightly reduces the gap between the top leagues and all others in Europe. It also slightly strengthens the top leagues outside Europe and should improve the balance in long term save games.

 


GEOGRAPHICS AND LANGUAGES (+ GERMAN VERSION)

 

Geographics:


The entire world is now covered with real data. From the population of a small village in the Ghanaian desert to the correct altitude of small villages near mountain tops somewhere in Peru. 

 

  • 5500+ Cities edited
  • 1800+ local regions edited
  • Added missing coordinates of 1800+ cities
  • Missing elevation data of 4200+ cities
  • All cities now have a city attraction value

 

These changes may have an impact on:
 

  • The distribution of birthplaces of NewGens
  • Travel costs
  • Sponsor deals
  • Contract negotiations
  • Fitness/injury frequency of the players


I'm sure there are more influences, but I'm not aware of them yet. 😉

 

Languages:

 

  • 100+ new languages created
  • Language difficulty increased by 30% to prevent players from learning the language too fast
  • 181 nations edited in total
  • 1800+ local regions edited
  • adjusted many individual cities
  • and much more!


These changes represent the linguistic diversity of all countries in much more detail. Besides the official languages of a nation, unofficial languages are also included. These are supposed to represent those people who speak a 2nd or even 3rd language without having their 1st or 2nd nationality.


German version:
The German version is in an extra folder. If you want to play with it, delete the English version and replace it with this one.

 

 

CITIZENSHIP FIX

I have made adjustments in 95 nations concerning the years to gain nationality. What sounds easy is quite tricky. The sources are sometimes different and unfortunately in the editor you cannot select the options "Will be naturalised if he has good relations with local politicians" or "Will be naturalised if he invests 1 Million euros in the country". 😉

 


NATIONS AGREEMENTS

This file by "DaveTheEditor" is now included again. It adds 24 agreements between nations. You can find this information in the nation tab overview!

 


WEATHER CHANGES

I have integrated climate change into the game. Specifically, this means that with a small probability (approx. 5%) higher temperatures occur in all regions of the world than those entered by default. For example, in London, temperatures of up to 42 degrees can be reached in rare cases. Previously, the maximum was 32 degrees. This may have an influence on the fitness of the players. So it is definitely worth taking a closer look at the weather forecast for the next match. 😉

 


NATIONAL TEAM ATTENDANCES

All national teams now have the correct attendances added. Unfortunately Football Manager does not implement this 1:1 and the number of spectators in the game is often much higher than it should be. I have taken this into account in my adjustments.  

 


NATIONAL TEAM REPUTATION FIX

For a better game balance I have lowered all national team reputations by 5%.
 

This helps to curb the too strong increase of the league reputation and (not 100% sure yet) encourages the AI to nominate younger players to the national team.

 

 

CHINA LEAGUE FILE

I have created a new league file for China. It is almost identical to the default version and contains only small adjustments to the league rules. One rule leads to far too low transfer fees being paid (not even 1 million euros for foreigners), although the clubs have a lot of money. This means that the clubs are now behaving much more realistically. Together with other files, the extreme wealth of Chinese clubs is also curbed.

 

 

TAXES FIX

I have adjusted the corporate taxes in Germany and China. These were incomplete in Germany (solidarity surcharge was not taken into account) or incorrectly entered in China.

In both countries, this led to the clubs having to pay far too little tax and thus being in a better financial position than they should have been.

 

 

CLUB TRANSFER PREFERENCES

This works a bit differently in the pre-game editor now, so I needed a bit more time for the file. A total of 39 clubs from 31 nations were edited. In concrete terms, this means that the "club DNA" is now also better recognisable in the game. Clubs that consistently sign U21 players will now also do so in the game. The same applies to clubs that have a strong preference for new signings from a certain nation.

 

 

VARIOUS LEAGUE RULE FIXES

In Belgium, France, Italy and Spain, the league rules are bugged (even if they are theoretically correct). Clubs in League 2 or 3 often get into financial difficulties. The reason is that they do not meet the stadium requirements for the league. This leads to these clubs eventually building a new stadium, getting heavily into debt and almost choking on it. This actually makes a save game in these leagues unplayable. In reality, the rules are probably interpreted more "generously". I have either weakened these rules or deleted them altogether. I hope SI will fix this in the winter patch.

 

IMPORTANT

With this fix the new league mode in France will be overwritten (another bug) and there will remain 20 teams in the league. If you want to play with the new mode, you should not select the file for France.

 


PLANS FOR THE MARCH UPDATE?

A LOT! 😉


 

HOW TO INSTALL "Increase Realism Megapack" in FM23

Place all files (not the folder) in "Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data".
 

NEW SAVEGAME IS REQUIRED!


Have fun! 🙂


Cheers,
Daveincid 


 

Comments
RodyRondaRosey
7 years ago
1 day ago
4

holly shit  thank you brother

Sascha#7486
1 year ago
1 day ago
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thanks men. :-)

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
190

FM23 “Increase-Realism”-Megapack January ALPHA is now released on Patreon
- 6 new files
- 10 updated files
- League rules fix in Belgium, France, Italy & Spain
- Club transfer preferences
- taxes fix
- Improved player development/reputation behaviour & much more!
Link:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/fm23-increase-16-75992088

 

Cheers
Daveincid

Rochbini Rossi
11 months ago
2 weeks ago
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REALISTIC INJURIES (+ GERMAN VERSION)

The injury file has been “reactivated” and should primarily lower the high CA (Current Ability) of older players an boost the rotation, which in turn benefits the young players both in term of CA and their reputation.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages? and give an example?

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
190

FM23 “Increase-Realism”-Megapack January BETA is now released on Patreon
- 6 new files
- 11 updated files
- League rules fix in Belgium, France, Italy & Spain
- Club transfer preferences
- taxes fix
- improved player development/reputation behaviour & much more!
Link:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/fm23-increase-23-76286116

scotcher1985
13 years ago
1 month ago
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Does this slow the game down at all? 

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
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By scotcher1985 29 December 2022 - 23:16 PM UTC 

Does this slow the game down at all? 

 

no

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
190

FM23 “Increase-Realism”-Megapack January Early-Access is now released on Patreon
- 6 new files
- 11 updated files
- League rules fix in Belgium, France, Italy & Spain
- Club transfer preferences
- taxes fix
- improved player development/reputation behaviour & much more!
Link:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/fm23-increase-30-76544313

Cheers
Daveincid

tubuus
8 years ago
1 day ago
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By Daveincid 30 December 2022 - 18:52 PM UTC 

FM23 “Increase-Realism”-Megapack January Early-Access is now released on Patreon
- 6 new files
- 11 updated files
- League rules fix in Belgium, France, Italy & Spain
- Club transfer preferences
- taxes fix
- improved player development/reputation behaviour & much more!
Link:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/fm23-increase-30-76544313

Cheers
Daveincid

 

Are there plans to fix popular 3D stadiums? For example, Everton.
Using https://sortitoutsi.net/content/61618/stadium-editor-fm-23

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
190

FM23 “Increase-Realism”-Megapack January update is now released
- 11 updated files
- League rules fix in Belgium, France, Italy & Spain
- Club transfer preferences
- taxes fix
- improved player development/reputation behaviour & much more!

Enjoy!

Cheers
Daveincid

BIGJC123
10 years ago
2 days ago
1

Does this mean i cant have the German National team fix?

 

JRHT
7 years ago
2 weeks ago
2

When are we going to have the Germany NT fix?

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
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By BIGJC123 07 January 2023 - 15:24 PM UTC 

Does this mean i cant have the German National team fix?

 

Why should that be the case? of course you can use the german NT fix

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
190
By JRHT 07 January 2023 - 19:45 PM UTC 

When are we going to have the Germany NT fix?

 

Never, because there is already a fix available

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
190

FM23 “Increase Realism”-Megapack February ALPHA is now available on Patreon

- 12 updated files
- New method used to ensure REALISTIC PLAYER DEVELOPMENT - worldwide
- Finances re-balanced - worldwide
- Major AI transfer behaviour improvements & much more!
https://patreon.com/posts/77189627

Cheers
Daveincid

Pchalks
2 months ago
10 hours ago
1

Hi. Amazing work 👏 thanks very much! 

 

What is the unzipped file size please? And does it work on the mobile version?  Ta 

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
190

FM23 “Increase Realism”-Megapack February BETA is now available on Patreon

- 12 updated files
- New method used to ensure REALISTIC PLAYER DEVELOPMENT - worldwide
- Finances re-balanced - worldwide
- Major AI transfer behaviour improvements & much more!
https://www.patreon.com/posts/77510038

Cheers
Daveincid

psucolonel
14 years ago
1 week ago
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How do I load this setup once I am in the game?  

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
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By psucolonel 23 January 2023 - 07:20 AM UTC 

How do I load this setup once I am in the game?  

 

HOW TO INSTALL "Increase Realism Megapack" in FM23

Place all files (not the folder) in "Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data".
 

NEW SAVEGAME IS REQUIRED!
psucolonel
14 years ago
1 week ago
25
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Yes, I put them in the “Editor Data” folder.  Once I am in game, how to I load the custom setup/database?  Is it a pre-made setup, or do I still need to put it all together with the leagues I would like to use?

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
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By psucolonel 23 January 2023 - 07:50 AM UTC 

Yes, I put them in the “Editor Data” folder.  Once I am in game, how to I load the custom setup/database?  Is it a pre-made setup, or do I still need to put it all together with the leagues I would like to use?

 

The files must be activated the same like any other league files

psucolonel
14 years ago
1 week ago
25
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OK…when using the custom database….I am adding players for “view only” leagues…which boxes should I be checking…when I check them all, it seems there are too many players for the database…..which options will give me the best way to represent players from each nation?  Or should I be using continents or divisions?

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
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By psucolonel 23 January 2023 - 08:07 AM UTC 

OK…when using the custom database….I am adding players for “view only” leagues…which boxes should I be checking…when I check them all, it seems there are too many players for the database…..which options will give me the best way to represent players from each nation?  Or should I be using continents or divisions?

 

This goes onder point 5:
My resources are very limited, so I don't answer questions like "Is your work compatible with X or Y?” - If the general instructions in point 5 are not enough for you, I constantly update a list of files on Patreon which I personally recommend and which will be constantly updated..

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
190

FM23 “Increase Realism”-Megapack February Early-Access is now available on Patreon

- 12 updated files
- New method used to ensure REALISTIC PLAYER DEVELOPMENT - worldwide
- Finances re-balanced - worldwide
- Major AI transfer behaviour improvements & much more!
https://www.patreon.com/posts/fm23-increase-27-77829180

Cheers
Daveincid

Daveincid
10 years ago
2 hours ago
190

FM23 "Increase Realism Megapack" February update is released

 

What are the key changes?
- Player development in all nations is now realistic. Many nations (especially African and Caribbean) had previously developed far too much and were therefore at a great disadvantage in global competition*
- Development slowed down in other nations (e.g. Thailand, Mexico or Colombia)
- The finances of all nations were balanced with the league files I have tested so far. (Changes will still come in future versions as I will align my files with DaveTheEditor's league files
- The transfer preferences have been adjusted. This became necessary due to the new balance of power and is now delivering an unprecedented degree of reality in the transfer flow.
- As always, many other minor things have been improved

Have fun!
 

Cheers
Daveincid


*In individual cases, the result depends on the selected database. However, it also works relatively well in smaller setups

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