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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
Deano12785
3 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By DazS8 03 December 2023 - 15:01 PM UTC 

If you have not seen this Yes. The code has removed and the old code doesn't work. So, for use a own manager profile picture you will have to add your own picture to the "player picture folder" with the ID of you as a manager. According an explanation in Skinning Hodeout forum, since FM 24.2 a manager is considered a "regen" picture. you will need to add "-r" to the code. So if your ID# is for example: "2002117708" the code in the config.xml in the player pictures folder will need to show: <record from="r-2002117708" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002117708/portrait"/>

 

iv tried and its just not working, why can they not just put it back to the way it was.

SaintOfSelhurst
8 months ago
2 days ago
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By Deano12785 04 December 2023 - 13:24 PM UTC 

iv tried and its just not working, why can they not just put it back to the way it was.

Neither can I, I can't even find my ID Code to even attempt to implement this. Why would they even change this? Breaks my immersion

 

hamilton20010
8 months ago
5 months ago
11

Seems this patch has broke a 100 other things, my save has gone from marvellous to 0 overnightand nothing in my club has been altered to explain why im now as liverpool conceding 4 or 7 goals away from home every match to lower teams and against big teams i beat 6-0 like Chelsea, bench a player for 1 match and they put in a transfer request which when 7 players all did it in space of 1 month it demolished my dynamics, for 3 seasons there was nothing like this…

 

Each patch makes things worse and the results now have no logic or make any sense, results since patch update

 

brighton lost away 7-4

leeds away lost 4-4 i was leading with a 4th goal scored by me on 87 mins to make it 4-2

Brentford home lost 2-1

man city home 4-2

chelsea home 6-0

 

SI really take the piss with updates so soon after a release that are not needed

 

 

 

eno_97
9 years ago
1 month ago
18

Even though I tried the r- method for the regens, no faces appear. What is the reason?

DazS8
14 years ago
10 hours ago
11,434
By Deano12785 04 December 2023 - 13:24 PM UTC 

iv tried and its just not working, why can they not just put it back to the way it was.

 

They are complete morons mate, always have been with things like this.
It happens most years where they release a patch to fix one thing only to screw up something else.
This method does work though as I have done it myself with my portrait picture as below….
 

DazS8
14 years ago
10 hours ago
11,434
By SaintOfSelhurst 04 December 2023 - 13:53 PM UTC 

Neither can I, I can't even find my ID Code to even attempt to implement this. Why would they even change this? Breaks my immersion

 

Like this…
 

 

 

john holman
10 years ago
16 hours ago
8
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Hi All

I have tried to get my regens to change using the suggestion on here but still cannot get it to work.

I have changed it to the r- but after using new-gan the still no change and the xml file gos back to the orginal.

 

What am i doing wrong !?

 

Ninja777
13 years ago
2 days ago
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By john holman 04 December 2023 - 18:24 PM UTC 

Hi All

I have tried to get my regens to change using the suggestion on here but still cannot get it to work.

I have changed it to the r- but after using new-gan the still no change and the xml file gos back to the orginal.

 

What am i doing wrong !?

 

What does your config file say?

PENGUINSEX
3 years ago
4 weeks ago
2

after the update appears that my licenses have reset so Germany and japan int teams are back being non-licensed players does anyone know how to fix it without restarting my save 

PENGUINSEX
3 years ago
4 weeks ago
2

after the update appears that my licenses have reset so Germany and japan int teams are back being non-licensed players does anyone know how to fix it without restarting my save 

Deano12785
3 years ago
3 weeks ago
19
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i have tried and tried, can they not atleast put the previous update back on,  i dont want this update,  realise its just a minor thing,not having your own manager picture, but its took away alot of the fun for me,  i wont be playing again until hopefully they have sorted this out.  hope its soon.

Ninja777
13 years ago
2 days ago
100
By Deano12785 05 December 2023 - 18:27 PM UTC 

i have tried and tried, can they not atleast put the previous update back on,  i dont want this update,  realise its just a minor thing,not having your own manager picture, but its took away alot of the fun for me,  i wont be playing again until hopefully they have sorted this out.  hope its soon.

 

You can edit the config file to fit your manager picture. - use the r-ID of you manager to point to a file of you face. Problem solved.

Rikki Tikki Tavi
8 years ago
2 months ago
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Still haven't fixed the ability to put in real results into the game. This is useless. So Lazy SI.

Deano12785
3 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By Ninja777 05 December 2023 - 21:06 PM UTC 

You can edit the config file to fit your manager picture. - use the r-ID of you manager to point to a file of you face. Problem solved.

clearly not problem solved for everyone, as i seem like im not the only person who cant do this, i have tried and still no picture appearing,  if its this easy, why do they not change change it back,  they took it away, so they must be able to put it back.  

john holman
10 years ago
16 hours ago
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Still not working for me , please see screenshot and help please

Deano12785
3 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By SaintOfSelhurst 04 December 2023 - 13:53 PM UTC 

Neither can I, I can't even find my ID Code to even attempt to implement this. Why would they even change this? Breaks my immersion

 

the ID code is on your manager profile when you are active in a game,  but i have tried to do the instructions they gave but i just cant seem to do it, cant find this config thing they are speaking about, they must just presume that everyone who plays football manager is tech savy.  wish they would just leave things alone. i personally didnt need another update, my game was playing great and now they have just ruined it,  i really hope they get this sorted soon.

 

joker mark
17 years ago
23 hours ago
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Doesn't seem to be working for me either, don't no what I have done wrong. If anyone can help me with this then I would be very grateful.

Arthur50
8 months ago
22 hours ago
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<record from="2002090381" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002090381/portrait"/>

 

copy that but put your own number in and do not put   r   in the 1st numbers its in the end one after person and not not put  r   on your picture just the number 

 

 

 

 

joker mark
17 years ago
23 hours ago
6
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By Arthur50 07 December 2023 - 19:19 PM UTC 

<record from="2002090381" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002090381/portrait"/>

 

copy that but put your own number in and do not put   r   in the 1st numbers its in the end one after person and not not put  r   on your picture just the number 

 

Thanks for the help but it still didn't work. 

 

Arthur50
8 months ago
22 hours ago
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By joker mark 07 December 2023 - 19:41 PM UTC 

Thanks for the help but it still didn't work. 

 

<record from="2002080039" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002080039/portrait"/>

 

right copy this oneat the top into your config flie this is your id number i have done for you 

put this number on your profile picture 

Ninja777
13 years ago
2 days ago
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By john holman 07 December 2023 - 17:05 PM UTC 

Still not working for me , please see screenshot and help please

 

Your config file is wrong. It should be “r-” and not “r”…

joker mark
17 years ago
23 hours ago
6
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By Ninja777 07 December 2023 - 19:44 PM UTC 

Your config file is wrong. It should be “r-” and not “r”…

 

it is ……..<record from="2002080039" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002080039/portrait"/>

Ninja777
13 years ago
2 days ago
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By joker mark 07 December 2023 - 19:48 PM UTC 

it is ……..<record from="2002080039" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002080039/portrait"/>

 

I did not reply you, my dear 🙂 My reply was meant for someone else than you, if you look closely enough.

joker mark
17 years ago
23 hours ago
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By Ninja777 07 December 2023 - 19:51 PM UTC 

I did not reply you, my dear 🙂 My reply was meant for someone else than you, if you look closely enough.

 

Sorry my mistake, been a long day. 

 

Ninja777
13 years ago
2 days ago
100

My setup of this “manager face”.

1. Manager face picture is named “Profil" and placed in the Scandinavian folder of Ultrarealistic NewGan face.
2. My Config.xml file is place inside the Ultrarealstic NewGan face folder.
3. Inside my Config.xml file I have added line to all the existing lines called : <record from="Scandinavian/Profil" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002080991/portrait"/> - the r-2002080991 corresponds to my managers ID inside the FM-save-game.

4. Remember to clear cache and reload skin when trying to add.

 

DrewJS66
14 years ago
16 hours ago
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By john holman 07 December 2023 - 17:05 PM UTC 

Still not working for me , please see screenshot and help please

Hi mate your config file is wrong it's not r then the number it's r-

 

Arthur50
8 months ago
22 hours ago
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By joker mark 07 December 2023 - 19:48 PM UTC 

it is ……..<record from="2002080039" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002080039/portrait"/>

<record from="2002090381" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002090381/portrait"/>

this is how i have mine set up 

i have done mine in my facepack 

joker mark
17 years ago
23 hours ago
6
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By Arthur50 07 December 2023 - 20:11 PM UTC 

<record from="2002090381" to="graphics/pictures/person/r-2002090381/portrait"/>

this is how i have mine set up 

i have done mine in my facepack 

 

Thanks for your help and advice, I will try again tomorrow.

john holman
10 years ago
16 hours ago
8
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By DrewJS66 07 December 2023 - 20:01 PM UTC 

Hi mate your config file is wrong it's not r then the number it's r-

Thanks will try that and report back

 

 

bartdude
15 years ago
7 hours ago
655
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Another major issue I should have added to my previous post after the calamitous 24.2 update. Beyond us having to modify regen files and players displaying wrong hair colour and style, is the disgrace of many black players now displaying as white. That's not only insulting but damn near racist. How can Si let this go unnoticed by them and not immediately correct such a basic error. As I said before, after no such issues with FM23, it was so disappointing to see Si are back to the old days of releasing an “improvement” that breaks other areas of the game. Equally as bad, seemingly no-one at Si HQ spots such fundamental errors before any patch is released !!!

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