I've created a set of Custom Start Dates for FM23. These allow you to start the game on a specific date and not on the default start dates for each league.

 

The pack contains ten editor data (.fmf) files - you only need to use one of these for a given save game. They are clearly labelled and will allow you to start a new save on the noted date. This file works by overwriting the Seychelles with a custom nation which has a start date set as per the list below. 

Installation Instructions
 

  1. Simply extract the files into the “editor data” folder; found within the "My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX" on Windows.
  2. When setting up a new game, go to the Database drop down and select the start date file you need - you can only select one.
  3. Go to Advanced Setup and Add/Remove Leagues - you should see a new nation appear in Africa “sortitoutsi.net Custom Start Date” - make sure this nation is ticked.
  4. Set this new nation to View Only and add the playable leagues you wish to use, as normal.
  5. Select the Game Start Date in the bottom right, and navigate to the new “sortitoutsi.net Custom Start Date" nation and select the desired date.

The start dates are best used in combination with a Real Results file (such as this one) but can be used standalone as the game will simulate results for all playable leagues up to the chosen start date.

 

The dates currently included are the final Monday of each month:

  • 29/08/2022
  • 26/09/2022
  • 31/10/2022
  • 28/11/2022
  • 26/12/2022
  • 30/01/2023
  • 27/02/2023
  • 27/03/2023
  • 24/04/2023
  • 29/05/2023
  • 05/06/2023

 

Added to latest version (June 13th update)

  • 14/11/2022
  • 12/06/2023

 

If you would like to request a specific date not included in the list above, please comment below (remember that the game start date must be a Monday) and I will look to add them in a future version.
 

Check out this video to see how to install:

Comments
alexmorakgaming
14 years ago
10 hours ago
30

Hello and thanks for the files. You can add Monday 5th of June, a date most of the leagues have finished, in order to start immediately the next season!

DomKing
3 years ago
1 month ago
1

Can you please do this for version 23.0.0?

AnderzbazGaming
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
83
By DomKing 04 June 2023 - 12:31 PM UTC 

Can you please do this for version 23.0.0?

 

You can verify the file in a few seconds using the pre-game editor. Open the 23.0 database, load whichever editor data file you want, test the rules and save again. Then it will be compatible with 23.0.

fmdestroyer3000
1 year ago
8 months ago
2

Hello, could you add June 12th? I mean, it's right after the Champions League final, so it would be perfect to start a new career, at least for me.

hariz zakwan
4 years ago
14 hours ago
263

Hi, do you have Custom start dates for World Cup 2022?

fmdestroyer3000
1 year ago
8 months ago
2
By fmdestroyer3000 08 June 2023 - 11:18 AM UTC 

Hello, could you add June 12th? I mean, it's right after the Champions League final, so it would be perfect to start a new career, at least for me.

 

I forgot to comment, in this case, can you tell me if I add the champions of the season through the pre-game editor, would they normally appear in the 'last winners' and would not two champions appear in the same season?

 

ice
10 years ago
1 month ago
1

Could you please verify for 23.0.0 database and upload ? i dont have updated database & editor

Thanks.

AnderzbazGaming
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
83
By fmdestroyer3000 09 June 2023 - 13:21 PM UTC 

I forgot to comment, in this case, can you tell me if I add the champions of the season through the pre-game editor, would they normally appear in the 'last winners' and would not two champions appear in the same season?

 

Don’t add winners in the editor as the game will still simulate the season to the point of the start date (or use real results if you’ve downloaded them).

AnderzbazGaming
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
83
By fmdestroyer3000 08 June 2023 - 11:18 AM UTC 

Hello, could you add June 12th? I mean, it's right after the Champions League final, so it would be perfect to start a new career, at least for me.

 

I’ll add this in the next update along with a 14th November for the World Cup.

 

It will probably be Tuesday that the next update comes out as I am away.

AnderzbazGaming
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
83
anacron
3 years ago
7 months ago
4

Hi guys, thank you for your wonderful work! Can you update it with the new results in italian Serie A and Serie B please? And can you test it in db 23.0? 🙏🏼

wikifirelord
13 years ago
2 months ago
3

Mod needs fixing sadly as it does not work anymore. Game refuses to pick it up on most recent update. And trying to verify it gives you this error. This is on the most recent database.

 

AnderzbazGaming
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
83
By wikifirelord 12 June 2023 - 20:27 PM UTC 

Mod needs fixing sadly as it does not work anymore. Game refuses to pick it up on most recent update. And trying to verify it gives you this error. This is on the most recent database.

 

 

 

Not sure what else you're trying to do here; but everything works fine with these files - I've gone through and verifed the latest updates and they have zero issues. Have you got something else loaded in the editor when trying to do this?

 

StanWilliams
1 year ago
4 days ago
2

is it possible to use these start dates to start with a promoted/ relegated team in real life - without the season playing out in the game. for example, when I tried to start in June 2023 with Leeds, they had already just won the championship 

cookie2324
4 years ago
10 hours ago
14

hi could you please add 26/06/2023 when the season changes in game

WaterlooJL
1 year ago
1 week ago
2
Premium

@StanWilliams  I was able to get it to work.  I got to it from this video. Did you also install a League Results mod (linked in the video)?  Following the instructions I was able to start with Leeds on June 5, 2023 and Leeds was sitting at 19th in the Prem table, about to be relegated, which is I think what you want.

 

StanWilliams
1 year ago
4 days ago
2
By WaterlooJL 13 June 2023 - 13:48 PM UTC 

@StanWilliams  I was able to get it to work.  I got to it from this video. Did you also install a League Results mod (linked in the video)?  Following the instructions I was able to start with Leeds on June 5, 2023 and Leeds was sitting at 19th in the Prem table, about to be relegated, which is I think what you want.

 

That's sorted it, thank you 

 

anacron
3 years ago
7 months ago
4
By anacron 12 June 2023 - 09:19 AM UTC 

Hi guys, thank you for your wonderful work! Can you update it with the new results in italian Serie A and Serie B please? And can you test it in db 23.0? 🙏🏼

@AnderzbazGaming  Can you test it also with db 23.0? I can't update the game due to my pc's poor capabilities..

 

 

Cedinero
13 years ago
23 hours ago
48
Premium

I heard it can mess a save up because of CA, some young players lose a whole year of development and older players stay stronger for longer.

sportiello_ale
2 years ago
1 week ago
1

ciao, io ho installato tutto correttamente ma non mi da risultati reali ad esempio in serie a mi da come vincitrice l'inter. ho sbagliato qualcosa?

Doddo04
12 years ago
1 hour ago
1,381
Premium

File for stardate 12.06.23 is not working for me it shows latest startdate 05.06.23 any idea?

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By Doddo04 14 June 2023 - 19:55 PM UTC 

File for stardate 12.06.23 is not working for me it shows latest startdate 05.06.23 any idea?

I think 5.06 is the last possible starting date. Last year was 31.05 for example

Lugui
11 years ago
25 minutes ago
46

You can just load - and put View Only - Indonesia and start on 12/06/23. And even Australia, they have dates in July and even August.

Cedinero
13 years ago
23 hours ago
48
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By Cedinero 14 June 2023 - 06:56 AM UTC 

I heard it can mess a save up because of CA, some young players lose a whole year of development and older players stay stronger for longer.

 

Has anyone had a gamebreaking experience with this issue in a long term save?

Constantinople ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
8 months ago
2 months ago
1

Hello, I wanted to ask if it is possible to add 1 league fortuna Poland? From season 23-24 where three teams were promoted, for example Łódź, Ruch and Puszcza N. Thank you in advance for your help 

Nacho Vaca
2 years ago
5 days ago
1

Hello! Thank you so much for your work. I would like and it would be of great help to be able to start the game on Monday, January 8, 2024, would it be possible? I thank you very much and I apologize for my English

brian21
7 years ago
20 hours ago
4

How can i install that on mac book or is there link on steam workshop 

NJEF21
2 years ago
1 week ago
3

which start date is argentina wins wc 22? help please 🙂

majkoslav
10 years ago
1 month ago
1
Premium

the start date is still 5/6 not 12/6 even though the file name is 12/06.. am I doing something wrong or?

Alpha_kidd
10 months ago
4 months ago
1

Hello

Please I do not have the pre game editor to make it work for version 23.2.0.0

It will make me super happy if you could make a custom start date for my version please

 

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