Footygamer
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You can add yourself, or anyone you like, as a Newgen in Football Manager, which means that as you play the people you add will appear as new youth players somewhere in the game. Just follow these easy steps to get started.

 

Simple Setup

 

Step One

Open notepad or some other simple text editor.

 

Step Two

Add the following text changing “John” and “Doe” to the first and last name you want to add.

 

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "John" "" "Doe" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" ""

 

You can do this as many times as you like in the same file, each one on a new line.

 

Step Three

Now save the file as “support_staff.edt” in the following location:

 

Windows Steam: Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\edt\permanent

Windows Epic Games: Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2024\data\database\db\2400\edt\permanent

Gamepass PC: Xboxgames\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\edt\permanent

Mac Steam:  ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2024/data/database/db/2400//edt/permanent

 

Step Four

Now start a new game and at some point the people you've added with appear in clubs Youth Intake.

 

Advanced Setup

You can actually customise the people you're adding in alot of ways. Here's a break down of what each bit means:

 

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "First Name" "Common Name" "Last Name" "Birth date(dd/mm/yyyy)" "Nation (first nationality)" "Favourite Team" "Ethnicity" "Skin Tone" "Hair Colour" "Height (in cm)" "Weight (in kg)" "Preferred Foot" "Preferred Position" "Favourite Number" "Birth City" "CA" "PA" "CLUB ID"

 

First Name, Common Name and Last Name

These should be self explanatory. But basically if you put a “Common Name” then this will override the First and Second when text is displayed on screen.

 

Birth Date

Self explanatory in dd/mm/yyyy format.

 

Nation and Favourite Team and Club ID

This must be the FM ID of the nation or team. You can find this easily by searching for what you want in our DB and copy and pasting the ID that's shown in the results.

 

Ethnicity

Unknown/random = -1

Northern europe = 0

Mediterrean/hispanic = 1

North african/middle eastern = 2,

African/caribbean = 3,

Asian = 4,

South east asian = 5,

Pacific islander = 6,

Native american = 7,

Native australian = 8,

Mixed race white/black = 9

East asian = 10

 

Skin tone

A value of 1-20, with 1 being the lightest and 20 being the darkest.

 

Hair colour

Unknown/random = 0,

Blond = 1,

Light brown = 2,

Dark brown = 3,

Red = 4,

Black = 5,

Grey = 6,

Bald = 7

 

Height and Weight

Height must be in centimetres and weight must be in kilograms.

 

Preferred Foot

Right only = 0,

Left only = 1,

Right preferred = 2,

Left preferred = 3,

Both = 4

 

Positions

Must be one of the following: 

 

GOALKEEPER, DEFENDER_LEFT_SIDE, DEFENDER_RIGHT_SIDE, DEFENDER_CENTRAL, MIDFIELDER_LEFT_SIDE, MIDFIELDER_RIGHT_SIDE, MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL, ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_LEFT_SIDE, ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_RIGHT_SIDE, ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL, ATTACKER_CENTRAL

 

Favourite Number

The shirt number the player likes to wear.

 

CA and PA

This is the Current Ability and Potential Ability of the player from 1-200. So you can force the player to be 200 PA and be the best player in the world. For Potential Ability you can also enter a negative or dynamic potential (ranging from -1 to -10) which sets the potential ability within a 30 point range which changes with each save game; a -10 rating gives a range between 170-200 for example.

 

Club ID

As above this must be the FM ID of the club. You can find this easily by searching for what you want in our DB and copy and pasting the ID that's shown in the results.

Fidney
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Excellent guide @Footygamer but looking at what you say under Advanced Setup I think you may have put the last 3 the wrong way round. I believe that it is actually:

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "First Name" "Common Name" "Last Name" "Birth date(dd/mm/yyyy)" "Nation (first nationality)" "Favourite Team" "Ethnicity" "Skin Tone" "Hair Colour" "Height (in cm)" "Weight (in kg)" "Preferred Foot" "Preferred Position" "Favourite Number" "Birth City" "CA" "PA" "CLUB ID" 

 

At least that's the way I have it in the .edt file which I've used for a number of years, and it works fine in my game (I have 3 regens and they all started at the correct clubs).

 

Also, I believe that for Birth City you need to put the city ID from the database (rather than typing the actual name) which you've not mentioned in your breakdown.

 

Hope you find this post constructive (which is the aim) as opposed to being unnecessarily critical (which is certainly not the intention).

ACP
8 years ago
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Hello there; is there a way of setting defensive midfielders into the lines?

 

Thanks in advanced.

screenname?
4 years ago
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Been searching high and low for a way to set defensive midfielder as a preferred position for newgens (playing FM'20 fwiw).  This thread is the nearest I've come to it and my question is the same as ACP above.  Can defensive midfielder be set as a preferred position?  The tests I've run imply not (tried Defensive_Midfielder & Defensive_Midfielder_Central - italics due to underscores >< ) but was hoping there might be a non-indictive ID used seeing as defensive midfield - along with wing backs - can appear as newgens preferred positions.

Not as important for me but is it the same for wingbacks?  Again my tests (Defensive_Midfielder_Right/Left, Wingback_Right/Left and Wing-Back_Right/Left) suggest they can't be.

STAAL
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Will the Newgen always be generated with the first youth intake or are there a way to delay/make them be generated in 2 or 3 intake ect.

dml84
11 years ago
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Does this work on the beta? Previously been able to change your Player Liaison + Press officer using this but hasn't worked when I've tried.

Adam Steven Cook
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By STAAL 01 November 2023 - 13:50 PM UTC 

Will the Newgen always be generated with the first youth intake or are there a way to delay/make them be generated in 2 or 3 intake ect.

 

I believe it defpends on what year he was born. So if you put that the player was born in 2023 then he wont generate in game until hes 15 years old. You can also generate only 1 player per club per year. You can do as many players at different clubs in 1 year as you like though, just not all at one club.

 

I found this video helpgul

 

Federico Favero
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By Fidney 15 April 2023 - 23:59 PM UTC 

Excellent guide @Footygamer but looking at what you say under Advanced Setup I think you may have put the last 3 the wrong way round. I believe that it is actually:

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "First Name" "Common Name" "Last Name" "Birth date(dd/mm/yyyy)" "Nation (first nationality)" "Favourite Team" "Ethnicity" "Skin Tone" "Hair Colour" "Height (in cm)" "Weight (in kg)" "Preferred Foot" "Preferred Position" "Favourite Number" "Birth City" "CA" "PA" "CLUB ID" 

 

At least that's the way I have it in the .edt file which I've used for a number of years, and it works fine in my game (I have 3 regens and they all started at the correct clubs).

 

Also, I believe that for Birth City you need to put the city ID from the database (rather than typing the actual name) which you've not mentioned in your breakdown.

 

Hope you find this post constructive (which is the aim) as opposed to being unnecessarily critical (which is certainly not the intention).

 

Hola Fidney, segui tus instrucciones y genere estos 7 jugadores para probar, y se generaron 6 de 7, el unico que no salio fue “Zinedine Zidane” por que pudo haber sido? cual fue el error que cometi?

Otra pregunta, el nombre del pais/nacion debe ser si o si en ingles? o puede ser en español?

Desde y muchas gracias.-

 

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Alessandro" "" "Del Piero" "09/11/2007" "Italy" "Juventus Football Club S.P.A" "1" "9" "2" "173" "73" "2" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "10" "834878" "90" "182" "1139"      
"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Paolo" "" "Maldini" "26/6/2007" "Italy" "AC Milan" "0" "2" "2" "186" "82" "2" "DEFENDER_LEFT_SIDE" "3" "509" "90" "193" "1099"         "DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Raúl" "Raúl" "González Blanco" "27/6/2007" "Spain" "R. Madrid" "1" "6" "5" "182" "75" "3" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "7" "341" "90" "190" "1736"                       
"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Santiago" "" "Cañizares" "18/12/2007" "Spain" "R. Madrid" "1" "6" "2" "181" "81" "2" "GOALKEEPER" "" "341" "90" "173" "1736"           "DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Diego" "" "Maradona" "30/10/2007" "Argentina" "Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors" "1" "12" "5" "165" "70" "4" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "10" "108540" "90" "199" "78"   
"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Ronaldo Luís" "Ronaldo" "Nazário de Lima" "18/9/2007" "Brazil" "PSV Eindhoven" "9" "8" "7" "183" "75" "2" "ATTACKER_CENTRAL" "9" "102498" "90" "194" "1028"                  
"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Zinedine" "" "Zidane" "23/6/2007" "France" "Association Sportive Cannes Football" "2" "7" "7" "185" "80" "2" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "" "207" "90" "197" "825"

Fidney
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By Federico Favero 09 November 2023 - 10:44 AM UTC 

Hola Fidney, segui tus instrucciones y genere estos 7 jugadores para probar, y se generaron 6 de 7, el unico que no salio fue “Zinedine Zidane” por que pudo haber sido? cual fue el error que cometi?

Otra pregunta, el nombre del pais/nacion debe ser si o si en ingles? o puede ser en español?

Desde y muchas gracias.-

 

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Alessandro" "" "Del Piero" "09/11/2007" "Italy" "Juventus Football Club S.P.A" "1" "9" "2" "173" "73" "2" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "10" "834878" "90" "182" "1139"      
"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Paolo" "" "Maldini" "26/6/2007" "Italy" "AC Milan" "0" "2" "2" "186" "82" "2" "DEFENDER_LEFT_SIDE" "3" "509" "90" "193" "1099"         "DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Raúl" "Raúl" "González Blanco" "27/6/2007" "Spain" "R. Madrid" "1" "6" "5" "182" "75" "3" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "7" "341" "90" "190" "1736"                       
"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Santiago" "" "Cañizares" "18/12/2007" "Spain" "R. Madrid" "1" "6" "2" "181" "81" "2" "GOALKEEPER" "" "341" "90" "173" "1736"           "DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Diego" "" "Maradona" "30/10/2007" "Argentina" "Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors" "1" "12" "5" "165" "70" "4" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "10" "108540" "90" "199" "78"   
"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Ronaldo Luís" "Ronaldo" "Nazário de Lima" "18/9/2007" "Brazil" "PSV Eindhoven" "9" "8" "7" "183" "75" "2" "ATTACKER_CENTRAL" "9" "102498" "90" "194" "1028"                  
"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Zinedine" "" "Zidane" "23/6/2007" "France" "Association Sportive Cannes Football" "2" "7" "7" "185" "80" "2" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "" "207" "90" "197" "825"

 

No hablo español en absoluto y traduje mi respuesta usando el traductor de Google. Disculpas si no tiene sentido, ¡pero es culpa de Google, no mía! (Versión en inglés a continuación, ya que estoy seguro de que tu inglés es mejor que mi español).

 

No sé si todas las regeneraciones futuras aparecen en el juego al mismo tiempo (aunque las mías siempre lo hacen), así que tal vez Zidane aparezca en las regeneraciones del próximo año de juego. ¡O tal vez no! La línea de Zinedine Zidane parece correcta hasta donde yo sé. El nombre de su club favorito es bastante largo; intente usar el ID 825 allí y vea si eso hace alguna diferencia (yo mismo uso los ID allí).

 

No sé si funcionaría si pusieras el nombre del país en español, yo solo he usado inglés. Pruébelo y vea qué sucede. Sin embargo, no creo que cambie nada en tu juego: si estás jugando en español, debería mostrar el país en español incluso si usas inglés en el archivo .edt.

 

 

I do not speak Spanish at all and have translated my reply using Google translate. Apologies if it makes no sense - but that's Google's fault not mine!

 

I do not know if all future regens appear in the game at the same time (though mine always have), so maybe Zidane will appear in the regens for your next game year. Or maybe not! The line for Zinedine Zidane looks correct as far as I can tell. The name of his favourite club is quite long - try using the ID 825 there instead and see if that makes any difference (I use IDs there myself).

 

I do not know if it would work if you put the name of the country in Spanish - I have only ever used English. Just try it and see what happens. However I don't think it would change anything in your game - if you are playing the game in Spanish language it should show the country in Spanish language even if you use English in the .edt file.

Federico Favero
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By Fidney 09 November 2023 - 20:51 PM UTC 

No hablo español en absoluto y traduje mi respuesta usando el traductor de Google. Disculpas si no tiene sentido, ¡pero es culpa de Google, no mía! (Versión en inglés a continuación, ya que estoy seguro de que tu inglés es mejor que mi español).

 

No sé si todas las regeneraciones futuras aparecen en el juego al mismo tiempo (aunque las mías siempre lo hacen), así que tal vez Zidane aparezca en las regeneraciones del próximo año de juego. ¡O tal vez no! La línea de Zinedine Zidane parece correcta hasta donde yo sé. El nombre de su club favorito es bastante largo; intente usar el ID 825 allí y vea si eso hace alguna diferencia (yo mismo uso los ID allí).

 

No sé si funcionaría si pusieras el nombre del país en español, yo solo he usado inglés. Pruébelo y vea qué sucede. Sin embargo, no creo que cambie nada en tu juego: si estás jugando en español, debería mostrar el país en español incluso si usas inglés en el archivo .edt.

 

 

I do not speak Spanish at all and have translated my reply using Google translate. Apologies if it makes no sense - but that's Google's fault not mine!

 

I do not know if all future regens appear in the game at the same time (though mine always have), so maybe Zidane will appear in the regens for your next game year. Or maybe not! The line for Zinedine Zidane looks correct as far as I can tell. The name of his favourite club is quite long - try using the ID 825 there instead and see if that makes any difference (I use IDs there myself).

 

I do not know if it would work if you put the name of the country in Spanish - I have only ever used English. Just try it and see what happens. However I don't think it would change anything in your game - if you are playing the game in Spanish language it should show the country in Spanish language even if you use English in the .edt file.

 

Fidney, I listened to you by putting ID in favorite club and it worked, even instead of writing the nationality, I also put the ID of the nation and it also works. This time I tried with more players and not all of them are generated, not because of an error, but because generating youth players is not 100% effective, it always fails 1 or 2. Maybe you are right that it is generated the following year or not, I also understand that the line command for FM24 changes, it is never the same to create players, I hope it is not complicated for FM24. Anyway, your help was useful to me and I thank you for answering me, thank you very much again (I hope the English is understood hahaha)

wolf_gt
5 years ago
1 day ago
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nice guide! have any way to add custom staff, coach, etc. regen ?

giglet13
7 years ago
20 hours ago
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Has anybody successfully tested with FM24? I tried and holidayed but my regen hasnt appeared. Unsure if its user error or FM24 change/bug. Helpful if anyone can confirm so I'm not wasting time if its bugged currently for '24 Thanks

tilo.overbeck
1 year ago
2 months ago
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Thanks, I have one further question. Are there other options for the "DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" box? Like creating a manager, scout or others? 

Alfred Haavik Dretvik
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By Fidney 15 April 2023 - 23:59 PM UTC 

Excellent guide @Footygamer but looking at what you say under Advanced Setup I think you may have put the last 3 the wrong way round. I believe that it is actually:

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "First Name" "Common Name" "Last Name" "Birth date(dd/mm/yyyy)" "Nation (first nationality)" "Favourite Team" "Ethnicity" "Skin Tone" "Hair Colour" "Height (in cm)" "Weight (in kg)" "Preferred Foot" "Preferred Position" "Favourite Number" "Birth City" "CA" "PA" "CLUB ID" 

 

At least that's the way I have it in the .edt file which I've used for a number of years, and it works fine in my game (I have 3 regens and they all started at the correct clubs).

 

Also, I believe that for Birth City you need to put the city ID from the database (rather than typing the actual name) which you've not mentioned in your breakdown.

 

Hope you find this post constructive (which is the aim) as opposed to being unnecessarily critical (which is certainly not the intention).

Do you need to use id for everything, or just the team they spawn in, city of birth, and fav team? Do i need it for nation aswell?

Fidney
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I use ID for the teams and birth city but the name for the nation. I'm sure ID would work just as well for that. This is the line I have to add myself. Favourite team Leeds United, born in Keighley and spawn in Leeds United (my playing abilities are greatly exaggerated 😁).

 

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Andy" "" "Fielding" "31.01.2007" "England" "671" "0" "7" "3" "180" "72" "2" "MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "31" "29044758" "" "-9" "671"

 

This worked in FM23 (and earleir) and definitely still works in FM24 as I have spawned in my own game at the start of season 2.

Fidney
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By giglet13 16 November 2023 - 22:16 PM UTC 

Has anybody successfully tested with FM24? I tried and holidayed but my regen hasnt appeared. Unsure if its user error or FM24 change/bug. Helpful if anyone can confirm so I'm not wasting time if its bugged currently for '24 Thanks

 

Hi mate, this defintely works in FM24. I've added myself and a 2 others and all three spawned at the start of season 2.

Fidney
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By tilo.overbeck 17 January 2024 - 00:24 AM UTC 

Thanks, I have one further question. Are there other options for the "DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" box? Like creating a manager, scout or others? 

 

By wolf_gt 13 November 2023 - 22:36 PM UTC 

nice guide! have any way to add custom staff, coach, etc. regen ?

 

@tilo.overbeck , @wolf_gt I don't know any specific way to add custom staff, sorry. You could try putting a DoB that makes the newgen in their 40s and see what happens, or maybe try adding COACH, MANAGER etc as the preferred position. I don't hold out a lot of hope though.

giggsxbr
12 years ago
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Great post!!! Is there any way to set every specific attribute for the newgen player?

kejo
16 years ago
11 hours ago
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So i have a question related to this.

I was considering to have go on a older title, lets say fm16. Is it possible to use this in purpose to have todays young gems coming through in various academys in an older version? For example Saka popping up at Arsenal, Garnacho, Haaland and other youngsters born in the early 2000:s? 

 

If this would be possible it really would crank up the playability of the older versions!

 

Matt198
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By Fidney 17 January 2024 - 20:40 PM UTC 

I use ID for the teams and birth city but the name for the nation. I'm sure ID would work just as well for that. This is the line I have to add myself. Favourite team Leeds United, born in Keighley and spawn in Leeds United (my playing abilities are greatly exaggerated 😁).

 

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Andy" "" "Fielding" "31.01.2007" "England" "671" "0" "7" "3" "180" "72" "2" "MIDFIELDER_CENTRAL" "31" "29044758" "" "-9" "671"

 

This worked in FM23 (and earleir) and definitely still works in FM24 as I have spawned in my own game at the start of season 2.

 

Hi,

Can i please ask which notepad are you using? Is this notepad +++? If so, where on earth do you find it? I can only find notepad++?

 

Fidney
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By Matt198 28 March 2024 - 17:24 PM UTC 

Hi,

Can i please ask which notepad are you using? Is this notepad +++? If so, where on earth do you find it? I can only find notepad++?

 

Hi,

I use Notepad++ (never heard of Notepad+++) but you can do this in any text editor. Standard Notepad will work just as well.

Matt198
2 years ago
1 week ago
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Thanks. Am using ++ now. May have misread. Thanks

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