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SI have released a new official patch fixing various bugs within the game.

 

The updates should install automatically, to make sure it does try restarting whatever you use to access FM e.g. Steam or Epic.

 

Here's a list of the changes:


Match Engine 24.2.0.0

  • Fixes to AI positioning from defensive throw ins
  • Fixes for AI aerial threat positioning for attacking corners
  • Fixes to players rotating when blocking shots and improvements to deflections
  • Improvements to goalkeepers saving central long range shots
  • Fixes to goalkeepers not attempting to save penalty kicks
  • Fixes to AI selection for throw in takers
  • Fixes for AI selection for free kick takers
  • Tweaks to the AI substitution logic so they make use of substitutes more and/or earlier in the match
  • Fixes and improvements to AI managers team selection when using IFB and IWB roles
  • Fixed an issue where AI managers could use the wide centreback role in the centre of a back 3
  • Fix for the team talk reactions not staying past half-time
  • Fixes for too many defenders going for a header inside own area
  • Fixes for red cards being given for clean looking tackles
  • Fix for the attacker playing the ball straight back to throw-in taker in an offside position following the throw
  • Fixes for incorrect passive offside calls made by the ref and VAR when player is blocking the goalkeepers vision
  • Fix for odd duty and role selections in 442 formations for AI managers
  • Fix for set piece specialist tick staying on after specialist is subbed off as it was reset by the tactics change
  • Fix to human listed set piece takers not used properly for wide free kicks
  • Fix for players appealing for offside too often
  • Fix for a GK/Goalkeeper blooper where they let the ball go in their own net after controlling a short pass
  • Fix for a GK/Goalkeeper blooper where they turn on the ball inside own area when under pressure

 

Gameplay

  • General stability improvements
  • Newgens will no longer generate incorrect faces
  • Player stats no longer appear incorrectly
  • Improve AI team selection logic
  • Reduce the number of managers with 'Wing Play' tactical style
  • Players no longer incorrectly get unhappy over reasonable team talks
  • Players no longer get unhappy over team talks given by assistant manager
  • Promise to play in correct position/role now passes correctly when promise is fulfilled
  • Number of players that support an unhappy player has been reduced
  • Tweaks to Saudi teams transfer policy and negotiation behaviour
  • Tweaks to AI teams in a number of leagues not registering enough players
  • Fixed an issue where the AI offers unrealistically low release clauses during player negotiations
  • Spanish clubs will now take more consideration of their current their salary cap during player contract negotiations
  • Fixed issue for Director of Football being unable to sign transfer targets
  • Fixed issue for players getting upset over lack of squad depth when 'no first transfer window' is set
  • Fixed issue for user unable to take control of set pieces while managing u20s national team
  • Fixed issue for user unable to proceed past the Set Piece Creator while managing а national team
  • Fixed scenario where AI clubs could transfer list players soon after signing them

 

UI

  • Fixed an issue where countries for which scouts have knowledge are not marked on the map in Scouts Overview page
  • Fixed an issue where player search was returning players in incorrect positions due to misuse of the 'And' & 'Or' options when setting conditions
  • Fixed text cut offs in various resolutions on the Choose Managerial Style screen
  • Fixed long delay when confirming Set Piece changes
  • Transfer History -> Staff now updates accordingly
  • Fixed issue where Team Lineup would appear out of order
  • Recruitment Focus Updates will now generate with the correct set frequency
  • View Match button is no longer missing on Online Modes

 

Competitions and Rulegroups

  • [Argentina] Competitions now identify the correct winners
  • [Asia] VAR is now used from the Group Stage onwards in the Asian Champions League
  • [Brazil & South Africa] Updates to scheduling to ease fixture congestion
  • [England] Fixed issue where Championship Playoff and FA Cup final would take place on same day
  • [Germany] Update to squad number restrictions
  • [Greece] - Fixed an issue where Greece Super League 2 teams could participate in both championship & relegation group phases
  • [Indonesia] Update to foreign player restrictions
  • [Japan] Updates to match rules and squad registration
  • [Portugal] VAR now to being used in all rounds of the Portuguese League Cup
  • [Serbia] Updates to loan and squad rules
  • [UEFA] Clubs from same nation now kept apart in League Phase of new UEFA Competition format
  • [UEFA] Fixed issue where correct seedings weren't being applied for EUROs
  • [USA] Further fix to MLS international slots disappearing
  • [Various] Further updates to substitution rules to reflect real world

 
Database and Licensing

  • [J.League 1-3] Kits, logos and player faces update
  • Updated database to reflect real world key events

 
Misc*.

  • [Pre-Game Editor] - Fixed an issue with nation short name resets when trying to change it
  • [Pre-Game Editor] - Fixed an issue with extinct clubs cannot be added as playable
Comments
burrows395
13 years ago
5 days ago
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has anyone elses Newgan regen faces disappeared after the new update?

carlos sarmiento
3 years ago
2 months ago
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By burrows395 30 November 2023 - 16:14 PM UTC 

has anyone elses Newgan regen faces disappeared after the new update?

 

yes, i have tried generating again and again, not working.

AgentGarcia
8 years ago
1 hour ago
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It says in the patch notes:

 

Newgens will no longer generate incorrect faces 

 

I guess that is why. My faces are gone too and redoing was impossible. Lets hope someone will find a workaround…

GambaJets
1 year ago
1 month ago
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Yeah mine is the same. Also it seems they removed the Manager Profile picture.

Bielsa is a Legend
10 years ago
12 minutes ago
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  • Fix for a GK/Goalkeeper blooper where they let the ball go in their own net after controlling a short pass
  • Fix for a GK/Goalkeeper blooper where they turn on the ball inside own area when under pressure

 

I dont see these as “Bloopers”, quite normal for Onana

oooJohnooo
11 years ago
2 days ago
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what a great patch fix things and then completely break all the regen faces for current saves and now even when starting new game you can't change regen faces….amazing

Calanhart
3 years ago
17 hours ago
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Not sure what the solution to this is, but I think I've figured out the problem: this patch seems to have changed the way newgan player IDs work, which I assume is the fix to stop them from generating with real faces.  Basically, if a newgan had the player ID of 123456 before the patch, their ID will now be r-123456.

 

Real player IDs remain unchanged though, which is why only newgan faces are disappearing.

Copywriter
14 years ago
8 hours ago
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And the kits are disappearing!

DM86
14 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By Calanhart 30 November 2023 - 17:51 PM UTC 

Not sure what the solution to this is, but I think I've figured out the problem: this patch seems to have changed the way newgan player IDs work, which I assume is the fix to stop them from generating with real faces.  Basically, if a newgan had the player ID of 123456 before the patch, their ID will now be r-123456.

 

Real player IDs remain unchanged though, which is why only newgan faces are disappearing.

 

You are spot on mate.

 

I tested your theory in my newGan config file.   Adding     r-       at the beginning of each of the player ID's has allowed the image to show up again in-game

 

e.g.

 

<record from="Caucasian/ENG914" to="graphics/pictures/person/2002090857/portrait"/>

 

to

 

<record from="Caucasian/ENG914" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002090857/portrait"/>

 

 

This also worked for my Manager, personal assistant, press officer and player liaison faces

 

gulchynsky
13 years ago
1 day ago
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By DM86 30 November 2023 - 18:46 PM UTC 

This also worked for my Manager, personal assistant, press officer and player liaison faces

 

At this point I would like to ask a question. How to read the ID numbers of the employees you mentioned?

DM86
14 years ago
3 weeks ago
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personal assistant is easy - the UID is 1 number higher than your manager UID

 

so if manager UID is 2002090857     your personal assistant's would be 2002090858 - remember both of these UIDs NOW need to have     r-      preceding the digits.

 

the other 2 are bit more complex. You will need to source  Regen UID Finder     once downloaded just place in the same location as any of your other graphic folders ie your faces folder location etc.

 

The regen UID finder contains 15000 images, black square boxes with numbers 1-15000. Then the fun starts, by trial and error, just load up the game with this image folder and config file active and fingers crossed your press officer and player liaison will be assigned one of the lucky numbers.

 

Once you have the lucky number/s, you need to whittle down the entries in the config file until you are left with just the one UID which is your press officer/player liaison. 

gulchynsky
13 years ago
1 day ago
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I'll try it. Thanks 🙂

Kalu96
10 years ago
15 hours ago
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Did this update change the attributes for players ? Because when I started a new save, several players had increased and/or decreased attributes ? For example Son has 18 for finishing and 12 for dribling and before he had 15 for dribling and 16 for finishing ?

pep
16 years ago
1 hour ago
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Has anyone noticed this has gone from preferemces aswell or is it just me 

 

fm_usa
15 years ago
1 month ago
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By pep 30 November 2023 - 20:06 PM UTC 

Has anyone noticed this has gone from preferemces aswell or is it just me 

 

 

yes for everyone

Jan Haselmann
8 years ago
2 months ago
2

now we have the ugly newgens 😀

 

 

DonJohn42069
1 year ago
1 day ago
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how does one mass edit the config file to add the r-? not trying to sit here for 12 hours adding it to each one

gulchynsky
13 years ago
1 day ago
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By DonJohn42069 30 November 2023 - 21:53 PM UTC 

how does one mass edit the config file to add the r-? not trying to sit here for 12 hours adding it to each one

 

Open in notebook. Use the find and replace option

 

For example 

“/2000”

Replace all to:

“/r-2000"

 

Jebronnie mathews
3 months ago
1 month ago
1

Are these will automatically updated or installed in steam? 

Mehmet F. Kenanoğlu
9 years ago
1 day ago
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Hello my friends. After the update released on November 30, my photo in the game was deleted. The "Add manager photo" button has been removed from the settings section. How can I add my own photo to the game? I don't understand why they make such an update!

Mehmet F. Kenanoğlu
9 years ago
1 day ago
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By fm_usa 30 November 2023 - 20:21 PM UTC 

yes for everyone

Do you think this situation can be fixed?

 

Mehmet F. Kenanoğlu
9 years ago
1 day ago
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By pep 30 November 2023 - 20:06 PM UTC 

Has anyone noticed this has gone from preferemces aswell or is it just me 

 

 

This is a terrible situation. I don't understand why they would make such a change!

Jimmy M2023
2 months ago
2 months ago
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Can anyone tell me how to get latest update on steam, i've looked everywhere, or do i have to search for it manually?  judging from what ive read is it even worth  getting?

Fwied
1 year ago
5 hours ago
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r- method work I was using the wrong file didn't know there was a config file in the FMNEWGANv2 + Update 1 folder. 

Morten Tangaa-Andersen
7 years ago
19 hours ago
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By burrows395 30 November 2023 - 16:14 PM UTC 

has anyone elses Newgan regen faces disappeared after the new update?

 

yes - it looks like the regen ids have changed to be prefixed with “r-”

john holman
10 years ago
15 hours ago
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By gulchynsky 30 November 2023 - 22:11 PM UTC 

Open in notebook. Use the find and replace option

 

For example 

“/2000”

Replace all to:

“/r-2000"

Hi Could you make that more step by step for the stupid person here . Thanks

 

 

john holman
10 years ago
15 hours ago
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By Morten Tangaa-Andersen 01 December 2023 - 10:41 AM UTC 

yes - it looks like the regen ids have changed to be prefixed with “r-”

 

Hi Could you make that more step by step for the stupid person here . Thanks

Morten Tangaa-Andersen
7 years ago
19 hours ago
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sure - in the folder, where you place the Newgan faces (for me it is: “D:\dokumenter\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024\graphics\UltraRealisticNewGanFaceCutOuts”), find the “config.xml” file. Open it in your favorite editor, and replace all “person/2” with “person/r-2” using the find & replace functionality of your editor. I personally like Notepad++, as it has tons of other good functionality

Mehmet Suat
8 years ago
1 day ago
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By Mehmet F. Kenanoğlu 01 December 2023 - 01:52 AM UTC 

Hello my friends. After the update released on November 30, my photo in the game was deleted. The "Add manager photo" button has been removed from the settings section. How can I add my own photo to the game? I don't understand why they make such an update!

Just encountered this bug as well, it seems that a similar thing happened back in 2022 and got fixed later on.

 

gulchynsky
13 years ago
1 day ago
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Open config file by a Notepad, use the shortcut CTRL+H and type in the first search box: /2000 and in the second one to be replaced: /r-2000

 

When it replaces all the lines, do it again just type /2001, then /2002 and /2003

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