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DazS8 commented on: Media Logos
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Club Banners & Adboards for FM20
the file is for the game fm18, tested in my fm20, and works perfect

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/file/2zg872boi7077wa/CLUB_BANNERS_ADBOARDS_FM18_2.zip/file

This mod turns FM 2020 generic adboards into club-specific colors, flags, and banners, giving each stadium its own flair and feel and adding some much-needed individuality to the 3D match-game engine.

With over 700 clubs and thousands of images, it's not a perfect duplication of a stadium's adboards or look, but at least offers up something new to look at.

1. Extract the contents of the CLUB_BANNERS_ADBOARDS_FM20_2.zip file. You don't need special software for that as it's a .zip file.

2.Place the first "ads" folder (the one that has only the fm.xml file inside it) inside your FM20 user data folder, that by default is found at:
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2020

3.Place the large "pictures/ads" folder inside your "graphics" folder:
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2020 > graphics
If you already have a pictures folder, just place the large "ads" folder within it, so as not to erase whatever else is in your pictures folder, like stadiums, flags, city pics, etc.
If you don’t have a graphics folder, please create one. Graphics folder should now read graphics/pictures/ads.

4. Place the "simatchviewer_uncompressed" folder (this contains the video ads) into the "data" folder within your Steam installation folder (which is not located in the area of the first two folders):
[i]steam > steamapps > common > Football Manager 2020 > data

5.Please restart FM20 entirely. If you just refresh the cache, the game may still not realize there is an entirely new place to find its graphics. Only when FM20 is restarted will it find and read the new ads xml file, and also discover the video ads.

Go in-game to the Preferences > Interface screen; click on "Clear Cache". And then return to the same screen and click "Reload Skin".
Individual team banners and flags should now appear. Enjoy!

Discussion
The simatchviewer_uncompressed folder should be located in the first folder you open from the download. The one in all upper case.

That folder should then be placed in Program Files > Steam > SteamApps> common > FM20 > data

Changing the skin could work. Personally I changed the graphics quality, reloaded the skin in the game preferences, quit the game, then changed the graphics quality back to normal and it suddenly started working. At first, the video ads worked for me but the banners didn't.
hi i have the video boards working around the pitch however the stadium adboards are defaulting to standard fm boards and not the club ones , what i am doing wrong?

See picture below


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In the Data folder within the Steamapps/FM20 i have pasted the simatchviewer_uncompressed folder but there is another file called simatchviewer_uncompressed.fmf
Do I need to deal with this or leave it as it is? The adboards remain all black
First off, great that the rowdies are included!

but how would one go about adding ads for a team/league that isn't supported in this pack? (serie D)
For some reason im getting FM08 ad board when playing in Spain
I wonder why this all works perfectly except for club i am playing (Ipswich). Just can't figure it out!!
For some reason im getting FM08 ad board when playing in Spain


I've been getting them in Mexico and I can't figure out for the life of me how to get them to work properly!
@strangerthankindness I don't suppose you could help us out with photos or more detailed instructions could you please? One or two of us struggling here and I never have had any issues with kits/logos/facepacks so I don't think its because I am particularly bad at this sort of thing! Any advice would be gratefully received
These are not working for me how can I get it to work I just keep getting a notepad version called link mediafile any help please
These are not working for me how can I get it to work I just keep getting a notepad version called link mediafile any help please
These are not working for me how can I get it to work I just keep getting a notepad version called link mediafile any help please

In that notepad file you find the download link.
In that notepad file you find the download link.


But I am unable to download it or extract it
Hey AmDaddy -

Thanks for your messages and interest. Sorry for delay in responding to everyone; I've been off the board for quite some time, and am just logging on now. To tell you the truth I don't know how this got onto the FM2020 boards, I had made this years ago for FM14-15 and updated it again for FM18, but never bothered creating one for FM20. It does work with it, but I'm barely playing either FM20 or any FM anymore due to some life changes (kids, man). I didn't actually upload this here to FM2020, the mod was indeed 'created by strangerthankindness' but someone else must have placed it on this thread? I didn't even know that was possible.

Interestingly, the link it's sending people to, FM_18_2, isn't even the most updated version. I did create and share an update for FM19 on another site, which has even more teams and leagues....
http://www.mediafire.com/file/c0t4gg2ebwj7o6o/CLUB_BANNERS_ADBOARDS_FM19_01.zip/file

I don't know if it's allowed to mention other sites, but I've put this on both SI Forums and FMSCOUT, and it has more detailed instructions than what is here, which will hopefully address some of the issues people are having. (Especially that 'starting out' glitch, it does seem like you have to shut down and restart the program to get them to appear, I think because it's during start-up that the game reads and processes the ads xmf file, and knows where to find them). Just do a search under adboards and you should find the uploads with more detailed instructions. You can also find more detailed info on how to ad your own team if it's not in there, or even more teams in the division you're playing in. Also, this mod works under the same principle and rules of rabcp's great adboard pack that can be found here; if you follow those general directions, it should be the same. (This mod pretty much ignores realistic ads in favor of club-specific imagery drawn from scarves, supporters clubs, tifos, banners, etc).

To answer some of the questions:
FM08 adboards show up when there's a home game with a team that does not have graphics in the pack, ie. your Mineros de Zacatecas and many other of the Mexican 2nd division clubs. (I tried to get most of the LIGAMX teams in there, at least). It could also happen if you're using a separate adboard pack (like the great rabcp one) and the ID's are competing.

Regarding the iTunes stuff, StuartNG, I have no idea on that one, you're making me feel old, man; I had no idea you could do something with iTunes and FM. Also, I have no idea if this works with FM Touch or on iPad, as I don't know if the files are stored in different areas? Sorry I can't help with that.

Apologies again for anyone frustrated with it, but hope that everyone who's downloaded it has gotten it to work, and is enjoying it. (It just hit 25k downloads from the sites its been shared on, which is a good milestone). I wish I could help more, but I've not touched FM2020 in about four months and my son needs to be put to bed right now.


@strangerthankindness I don't suppose you could help us out with photos or more detailed instructions could you please? One or two of us struggling here and I never have had any issues with kits/logos/facepacks so I don't think its because I am particularly bad at this sort of thing! Any advice would be gratefully received
Thanks for the response, very helpful.
Wouldn't the other teams in Liga MX work though, even though my home games wouldn't?
Hi Thanks for the comments

I still cant get the ads to work on the stadium , i have them working on the pitch and the fan banners are working on the stadium but no ads?




Hey AmDaddy -

Thanks for your messages and interest. Sorry for delay in responding to everyone; I've been off the board for quite some time, and am just logging on now. To tell you the truth I don't know how this got onto the FM2020 boards, I had made this years ago for FM14-15 and updated it again for FM18, but never bothered creating one for FM20. It does work with it, but I'm barely playing either FM20 or any FM anymore due to some life changes (kids, man). I didn't actually upload this here to FM2020, the mod was indeed 'created by strangerthankindness' but someone else must have placed it on this thread? I didn't even know that was possible.

Interestingly, the link it's sending people to, FM_18_2, isn't even the most updated version. I did create and share an update for FM19 on another site, which has even more teams and leagues....
http://www.mediafire.com/file/c0t4gg2ebwj7o6o/CLUB_BANNERS_ADBOARDS_FM19_01.zip/file

I don't know if it's allowed to mention other sites, but I've put this on both SI Forums and FMSCOUT, and it has more detailed instructions than what is here, which will hopefully address some of the issues people are having. (Especially that 'starting out' glitch, it does seem like you have to shut down and restart the program to get them to appear, I think because it's during start-up that the game reads and processes the ads xmf file, and knows where to find them). Just do a search under adboards and you should find the uploads with more detailed instructions. You can also find more detailed info on how to ad your own team if it's not in there, or even more teams in the division you're playing in. Also, this mod works under the same principle and rules of rabcp's great adboard pack that can be found here; if you follow those general directions, it should be the same. (This mod pretty much ignores realistic ads in favor of club-specific imagery drawn from scarves, supporters clubs, tifos, banners, etc).

To answer some of the questions:
FM08 adboards show up when there's a home game with a team that does not have graphics in the pack, ie. your Mineros de Zacatecas and many other of the Mexican 2nd division clubs. (I tried to get most of the LIGAMX teams in there, at least). It could also happen if you're using a separate adboard pack (like the great rabcp one) and the ID's are competing.

Regarding the iTunes stuff, StuartNG, I have no idea on that one, you're making me feel old, man; I had no idea you could do something with iTunes and FM. Also, I have no idea if this works with FM Touch or on iPad, as I don't know if the files are stored in different areas? Sorry I can't help with that.

Apologies again for anyone frustrated with it, but hope that everyone who's downloaded it has gotten it to work, and is enjoying it. (It just hit 25k downloads from the sites its been shared on, which is a good milestone). I wish I could help more, but I've not touched FM2020 in about four months and my son needs to be put to bed right now.
Wouldn't the other teams in Liga MX work though, even though my home games wouldn't?


Hi ArnDaddy, yes the other LIGAMX teams should all be working properly. I just cued up a test game with LIGAMX and nearly all the teams displayed properly. The FM08 images appear when the file can't find the correct files, so have you made sure the graphics are in the correct spot? As SI changed where the graphics go in FM20, the ads folder with all the images should now be here....

Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2020/graphics/pictures (so with the ads folder, it should be ....graphics/pictures/ads (and then all the various africa/asia/concacaf/europe/etc folders therein)

And then the ads xml file should be in a separate folder, here... Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2020 (so it should read.....Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2020/ads/xml

The video ads folder called 'simatchviewer_uncompressed" should be in a different area: Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2020/data/simatchviewer_uncompressed

If these routes aren't correct then the xml file can't find the correct graphics, leading to either black adboards around the stadiums (for video ads) or FM08 banners all over the stadium (for static ads).

Please make sure to download that more updated FM_19 version I posted above, as that has more up-to-date images.
What's the difference between this and Rabcp's patch? Are there more leagues?
Is there a patch that just deals with the fans banners / flags and does not interfere with the ad-boards, or are they intrinsically linked? I play Touch version on ios and don't use Steam, hence the inability to port in the video ads via this route.

Thanks
The banners are actually working for me now. I must have had something lined up wrong in the directory but everything works as intended


What did you do. I`m a bit cunfuse
What did you do. I`m a bit cunfuse


For FM20 when the video ads wouldn't show up, I renamed the HD folder to SD, quit the game, loaded it back up, then reloaded the skin in the preferences and it worked.
Seems to be working, but nothing on the "wall" right behind the AD boards. I am Arsenal, so the PUMA is outdated.

Have only tried one game though!

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Edit: All around working great.

Fantastic work!

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I cant get this to work... its very frustrating. The ads around the pitch are working. but not the Club banners around the stadium. Im using FLutskin 1.7 .
Ive done everything as explained. Not sure what i did wrong?

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Those from the Portuguese league .. and second Portuguese league, are all out of date. Sponsorships are years behind schedule.
Is it possible to correct?

I don't know the sponsors of the Portugal Championship (third league) but one of them may be Canal 11, a television channel that broadcasts the games.
Hi
First of all a massive thanks to everyone who’s helped create and compile this/these adboards. I now have moving Sky Bet a few others I don’t recall off the top of my head. I tried watching a lower league match (English) that I guessed wouldn’t have video adboards. That only had ‘Football Manager’ ones, the whole ground, the whole match I saw (I’m guessing the video ones rotate in real time so when you just see goals, you tend to only see maybe two maximum during those two goals.

TL;DR. I noticed they’d changed during a Carabou Cup match, so am I right in assuming they’re now ‘in there and working’?

I still haven’t seen any clubs ones yet (although thinking about it, Chelsea was a Carabou match, that’s one of the few clubs with their own logos pitch side I think from a readme I read)
Didn’t get chance to try and watch highlights of a lower league foreign match, and won’t for a few days now (hospital. Wish me luck: hope the tonsils weren’t the bit that made this game so perfect for me!) so does the Football Manager ad showing all ground, all match, that only my experience has had so far. I read somewhere you can only have one version of something (sorry, I don’t know what but it was in this thread: might have been one config?)

Fantastic creation by the person/ people that did it. All I need now are your opinions on the best weather/pitch mod.

Jeez, even my TL;DR is TL; DR. Sorry

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What's the difference between this and Rabcp's patch? Are there more leagues?


same Question - thanks for Details !


https://community.sigames.com/topic/511332-fm20-adboard-patch/

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Sorry if dumb question, does this work with existing FM20 saves?

Thanks in advance.
Sorry if dumb question, does this work with existing FM20 saves?

Thanks in advance.


Yes it does. You do not need to start a new save to get these graphics to appear in the match engine.

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i have a macbook pro and i am comfused about so many adboard packs and their instructions.
can anybody help me? i want adboards in the game. it's very realistic to have adboards.
thank you
Yes it does. You do not need to start a new save to get these graphics to appear in the match engine.


Sorry another question that i hope you or someone else maybe able to answer. I play the game on an iPad Pro 12.9" and so is powerful enough to run things. I do however play it on wi-fi mode to stop the battery draining a tad.
Do I need to sync with Steam to get the videos into the game? Then once they are in, can I turn off the Steam and wi-fi and utilise the video adboards? I presume the static ones are not affected due to the file transfer via iTunes.

Many thanks.

Stuart
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