Hello, everyone!

I'm very happy to announce my next update for FM24. My "Increase Realism"-Megapack

FEBRUARY Update!

 

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  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.
     
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  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):

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  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!
     
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"INCREASE REALISM"-MEGAPACK FEBRUARY UPDATE

 

  • ALTERNATIVE YOUTH RATING + GAME IMPORTANCE & OTHERS 
  • CLUB DATA FIX
  • CLUB FINANCES FIX 
  • GEOGRAPHICS & LANGUAGES
  • REALISTIC INJURIES
  • SALARIES MARKET VALUES & SPONSORS UPDATE
  • STAFF ATTRIBUTE ADJUSTMENTS
  • TRANSFER PREFERENCES
  • WEATHER CHANGES
  • CITIZENSHIP FIX 
  • WORLDWIDE AWARD FIXES 
  • WORLDWIDE DERBY FIXES 
  • NATIONS AGREEMENTS 
  • NATIONAL TEAM ATTENDANCE 
  • NATIONAL TEAM REPUTATION 
  • YOUTH & TRAINING FACILITIES 
  • LEAGUE FILES NEW
  • CA/PA ADJUSTMENTS + NEW WONDERKIDS & OTHERS NEW
  • CLUB TRANSFER PREFERENCES NEW
  • LEAGUE REPUTATION CHANGES NEW
  • TICKET PRICE ADJUSTMENTS NEW

 

 

ALTERNATIVE YOUTH RATING + GAME IMPORTANCE & OTHERS

This file changes the "youth ratings", the "game importance" and the "development status" of many countries. The main purpose of the changes is to make both the quantity and the potential maximum quality in long-term saves more realistic. However, this file is not solely responsible for the quality of players, the file „youth & training facilities“ is also very important.
 

 

BRIEFLY SUMMARISED
  • The global distribution of talent was slightly increased.
  • The development potential was calculated individually for each nation based on more than 15 different criteria. For example, the HDI (Human Development Index), national and international audience average, population size, financial resources and much more!

 


CLUB DATA FIX

This file completes various missing data of over 1500 clubs of the 1st and 2nd division in

over 150 nations:
 

  • Club nicknames
  • Missing City Coordinates
  • 89 new stadiums
  • Missing Club Rivalries
  • Missing Club Foundation dates
  • Club colours


CLUB FINANCES FIX

The focus for the first December update was on Germany:
 

  • All clubs of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga had a much too low account balance, because from my point of view the TV money, which was paid out at the end of the 22/23 season, was not included. This has now been corrected
  • The overstated debts of Schalke 04 have been adjusted.
 

GEOGRAPHICS AND LANGUAGES (+ GERMAN VERSION)

 

Geographical Data:


The entire world is now covered with real data. From the population of a small village in the Ghana to the correct altitude of small villages near mountain peaks 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

 

Languages:

 

  • 100+ new languages created
  • The difficulty level of all languages has been increased by 30% to prevent players from learning the language too quickly
  • 181 nations edited in total
  • 1800+ local regions edited
  • Adjusted many individual cities


With those changes, the linguistic diversity of all nations is represented in much greater detail. In addition to the official languages of a nation, the unofficial languages are now also taken into account. These are intended to represent those people who speak a second or even third language without having the nationality of that nation.


German version:
The German version is located in an extra folder "German Version". If you play the game in German, delete the English version

 

 

REALISTIC INJURIES (+German Version)

This file increases the probability of injury by approx. 20% and further increases the number of injuries caused by sprints. The injury probability in the base game is traditionally always about 20% lower than in reality.

 


The advantages of this file:
  • Better squad rotation (as there are more injuries)
  • Young players reach their potential less often (important for the overall balance)
  • Intensive counter-press tactics are less effective (as significantly more muscle injuries will occur due to sprinting 😉)

 

 

German Version:

The German version can be found in an extra folder "German Version". If you play the game in German, delete the English version and replace it with this one.

 


SALARIES MARKET VALUES & SPONSORS

This file changes the financial behaviour in all nations in the 3 main areas "salaries", "market values" and "sponsorship income". The February update includes changes which especially lowers the too high wage-demands for top players in top leagues.

 


Salaries:

Salaries are based much more on real existing data. A player from Cameroon no longer earns €500k per year, but perhaps €30k.  



Market values:

Market values have been adjusted globally so that the actual transfer fees paid (!not the market values shown!) in nation XY are more realistically represented. The market values in some larger nations have been lowered (e.g. England). The reason for this is that otherwise, talented players in particular won’t get transferred often, as the club demands are far too high.


 

Sponsors:

The sponsor values have been adjusted worldwide to better balance the finances of the clubs. In addition, I have calculated individual maximum values for each nation. This should improve realism, especially in smaller nations, and thus make "Build a Nation" saves more realistic.

 

 

STAFF ATTRIBUTE ADJUSTMENTS

This file is intended to improve the behaviour of AI managers in the following areas:
 

  • Squad rotation
  • Loan out big talents
  • Increased usage of young players in low priority cup matches
  • Earlier tactical changes

 

 

TRANSFER PREFERENCES

I have researched all nations on transfermarkt.com that 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 "development leagues" based on various data. (Very high proportion of players under the age of 24). For example Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia or even obscure nations such as Kyrgyzstan.

 

 

WEATHER CHANGES

I have integrated climate change into the game. In concrete terms, this means that there is a small probability (approx. 5%) that temperatures in all regions of the world will be higher than those entered by default. In London, for example, temperatures of up to 42 degrees can be reached in rare cases. Previously, the maximum was 32 degrees. This can have an impact on the fitness of the players. It is therefore definitely worth taking a closer look at the weather forecast for the next match.

 

 

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". 😉

 

 

WORLDWIDE AWARD FIXES

This file balances the reputation-behavior through awards across all nations. It will be more difficult to keep your top youngster at your club, especially outside of top leagues but it also increases the chances that top clubs want to sign your player for a lot of money. Overall, it should help to make squad management, player happiness and transfers more logical.

 

 

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!

 

 

NATIONS AGREEMENTS

This file adds 24 agreements between nations. You can find this information in the nation tab overview.

 

 

NATIONAL TEAM ATTENDANCE

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

For a better game balance, I have slightly adjusted all national team reputations. 

 

 

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.

 

 

LEAGUE FILES

The league files are based on those of DaveTheEditor, who gave me the permission for it. There are plans to add more nations at some point in the future if necessary. 

 

 

CA/PA ADJUSTMENTS + NEW WONDERKIDS & OTHERS

I've been working on this file for weeks and now the first version is ready!
In total over 27k players were edited with over 70k changes.
 

The focus for the first version was on:

  • New Wonderkids (players already in the datavase, but way too bad)
  • CA/PA adjustments based on the first half of the 23/24 season
  • Missed preferred foot
  • Missing dual nationalities
  • Missing player relations
  • Structural problems with player reputations (has been harmonized worldwide) 


 

CLUB TRANSFER PREFERENCES

A total of 22 teams from 20 nations have a special preference. This can either be players from a certain nation or age preference. 


 

LEAGUE REPUTATION CHANGES

Adjustments were mainly made in South America (balancing reasons).



TICKET PRICE ADJUSTMENTS

Mainly teams from Asia were edited.

 


PLANS FOR THE MARCH UPDATE?

A lot! 😉


 

HOW TO INSTALL "Increase Realism Megapack" in FM24

Place all files (not the folder) in "Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2024/editor data".

 

FURTHER INFORMATIONS INCLUDED IN THE „READ ME“ FILE IN THE DOWNLOAD-LINK
 
NEW SAVEGAME IS REQUIRED!


Have fun! 🙂


Cheers,
Daveincid 


 

Comments
hariz zakwan
4 years ago
18 hours ago
263

Right on time.

Luke_Shawly
3 months ago
6 days ago
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wfm18
5 years ago
13 hours ago
2,922

Great work as always @Daveincid!

Workmail
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
2

still the price are very high. I compared without your update and it is same as before. Why it is possible ? 

calvg
17 years ago
1 month ago
21

You mention the Jan planned update which is fine that will compliment some of the stuff in this version 

Will the December update be okay on its own or will it be out of balance after some time? 

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
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By Workmail 08 December 2023 - 20:12 PM UTC 

still the price are very high. I compared without your update and it is same as before. Why it is possible ? 


Because you're focus on the wrong values. What matters is the effective paid transfer fees and not the shown market values, especially when it comes to those very high 100m+ values. Those values have a mechanism which can't be changed but it's irrelevant for the game-balance. It's a way of the AI to tell you that they are unwilling to sell a player.

 

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
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By calvg 08 December 2023 - 21:09 PM UTC 

You mention the Jan planned update which is fine that will compliment some of the stuff in this version 

Will the December update be okay on its own or will it be out of balance after some time? 


I wouldn't release an update when I don't think it's ready to be released.

 

Taylan#2963
3 years ago
7 hours ago
52

That staff update stuff sounds like it can fix a lot of complaints FM24 has right now with rotation and using younger players.

 

Any plans to make adjustments to Saudi buying insanity? Last patch said they toned it down but don't know if it is still too crazy and might need more adjusting. After all, Saudi Clubs do overpay for certain players but they don't really pay the crazy transfer fees but rather, salaries irl. So in game, when they pay 150m to 200m for players, it tends to get a bit weird.

 

Is the Data Fix file compatible with the Real Name fix from soritoutsi?

 

How does the injury changes work with the Goalkeepers, now that FM24 seem to actually have the GKs get injured compared to the previous FMs?

 

And for the last question, any plans to look at TV deals the leagues get since there are now ‘dynamic’ versions that can get renewed and change depending on the League performance I guess. It is more important for long-term, build-a-nation type of thing of course but dunno how much can you change it. Like, can you overtake Premier League's TV deals as another league if you pass them in rep or success etc?

 

 

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
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By Taylan#2963 09 December 2023 - 00:27 AM UTC 

That staff update stuff sounds like it can fix a lot of complaints FM24 has right now with rotation and using younger players.

 

Any plans to make adjustments to Saudi buying insanity? Last patch said they toned it down but don't know if it is still too crazy and might need more adjusting. After all, Saudi Clubs do overpay for certain players but they don't really pay the crazy transfer fees but rather, salaries irl. So in game, when they pay 150m to 200m for players, it tends to get a bit weird.

 

Is the Data Fix file compatible with the Real Name fix from soritoutsi?

 

How does the injury changes work with the Goalkeepers, now that FM24 seem to actually have the GKs get injured compared to the previous FMs?

 

And for the last question, any plans to look at TV deals the leagues get since there are now ‘dynamic’ versions that can get renewed and change depending on the League performance I guess. It is more important for long-term, build-a-nation type of thing of course but dunno how much can you change it. Like, can you overtake Premier League's TV deals as another league if you pass them in rep or success etc?

 

Mate….as written in the post…

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.

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..


 

Workmail
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
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By Daveincid 08 December 2023 - 21:28 PM UTC 


Because you're focus on the wrong values. What matters is the effective paid transfer fees and not the shown market values, especially when it comes to those very high 100m+ values. Those values have a mechanism which can't be changed but it's irrelevant for the game-balance. It's a way of the AI to tell you that they are unwilling to sell a player.

 

I speak not only about players higher price but all players have same problem. It is not according transfer market as you told

GodTahf
7 months ago
8 hours ago
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Premium

How do i download this and make it work?

Melodrama Forever
3 years ago
4 hours ago
13
By GodTahf 10 December 2023 - 11:24 AM UTC 

How do i download this and make it work?

 

Put all fmf files in editor data of your game (not german files if you aren't speaking german), and start a new game

Cube
16 years ago
1 month ago
83

Going to give this a try, looks well tuned…thanx.

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292

FM24 “Increase Realism”- Megapack JANUARY ALPHA is released on Patreon

  • Realistic player development
  • New derbies & awards
  • Citizenship fixes
  • National team improvements
  • League files for: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
  • 11 new files + 3 files updated


Link:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/94601557

Cheers
Daveincid

groning
16 years ago
1 month ago
25

Hi, I'll ask here too. About the club colours, or more specifically the colours of the match commentary text. Is the text in matches still black or white (regardless editing the colours) or did you manage to fix that @Daveincid? Because if you did, I will find you and hug you and kiss you and start a new game right away.

 

Cheers

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292
By groning 13 December 2023 - 17:52 PM UTC 

Hi, I'll ask here too. About the club colours, or more specifically the colours of the match commentary text. Is the text in matches still black or white (regardless editing the colours) or did you manage to fix that @Daveincid? Because if you did, I will find you and hug you and kiss you and start a new game right away.

 

Cheers

 

No kiss or hug for me then 😀 I haven't edited those. I'm not even sure if you can edit those. Maybe that's something for skin-creators.

Cheers

Basucornio
4 years ago
6 days ago
276

Hi, I don't know if you take information submissions, but i redid all the local regions in colombia since they used the wrong territorial division, using natural regions instead of political subdivisions, there's 33 new local regions, all with weather populations, and all 272 cities and towns that the game have are added to the correct local region, there can be some improvements as adding portuguese in the amazonas region, or english in the san andres islas, as both places have sizeable populations of people who speak those languages

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292

FM24 “Increase Realism”- Megapack JANUARY BETA is released on Patreon

  • Realistic player development
  • New derbies & awards
  • Citizenship fixes
  • National team improvements
  • League files for: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
  • 11 new files + 3 files updated


Link:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/94601557

Cheers
Daveincid

Melodrama Forever
3 years ago
4 hours ago
13

is there any release date for january public pack?

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292

🔥FM24 "Increase Realism"-Megapack JANUARY Early- Access is released on Patreon 🔥

✅Realistic player development

✅New derbies & awards

✅Citizenship fixes & national team improvements

✅League files for: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

🆕11 new files

🔁3 updated files
https://www.patreon.com/posts/95492765

Cheers
Daveincid

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292

FM24 "Increase Realism" Megapack JANUARY UPDATE is now released
- Download-Link in the main post is updated
- You can find more information about the changes in the "Read me" file in the download link

 

Enjoy!

 

Cheers
Daveincid

archonn
4 years ago
1 week ago
10

can you make smarter ai please ? smarter managers we need becaue game is so easy for now… we need real challenge.

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292

🔥FM24 "Increase Realism"-Megapack FEBRUARY ALPHA is released on Patreon 🔥

✅CA/PA changes + new wonderkids

✅27k+ players edited

✅Club Transfer Preferences

✅League reputation fix

✅Ticket Price changes
✅Bug fixes

🆕4 new files

🔁1 updated file
Link:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/96370670

Cheers
Daveincid

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292

🔥FM24 "Increase Realism"-Megapack FEBRUARY BETA is released on Patreon 🔥

✅CA/PA changes + new wonderkids

✅27k+ players edited

✅Club Transfer Preferences

✅League reputation fix

✅Ticket Price changes
✅Bug fixes

🆕4 new files

🔁1 updated file
Link:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/96806114

Cheers
Daveincid

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292

🔥FM24 "Increase Realism"-Megapack FEBRUARY EARLY-ACCESS is released on Patreon 🔥

✅CA/PA changes + new wonderkids

✅27k+ players edited

✅Club Transfer Preferences

✅League reputation fix

✅Ticket Price changes
✅Bug fixes

🆕4 new files

🔁1 updated file
Link:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/97246388

Cheers
Daveincid

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292

Quick Info
I got a bad flu. Due to this, the release planned for Friday will be postponed by a few days.

Cheers
Daveincid

CoffeeKittyGrey
17 years ago
3 days ago
141
Premium

I feel your pain. Get well soon @Daveincid.

Glorious work as usual, I'm sure everyone will happily (and patiently) wait.

Melodrama Forever
3 years ago
4 hours ago
13

Get well soon @Daveincid ! Big fan of your work, take needed rest and vitamins!

Daveincid
11 years ago
1 day ago
292

FM24 "Increase Realism" Megapack FEBRUARY UPDATE is now released
- Download-Link in the main post is updated
- You can find more information about the changes in the "Read me" file in the download link

Enjoy!

Cheers
Daveincid

Tofke
2 years ago
3 days ago
15

Glad you're feeling better @Daveincid and thank you for all your hard work. It makes the game 10x better.

I'm amazed SI hasn't hired you yet. 😉

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