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Discussion
Since TV_Capper is unable to run this years patch I have decided to temporarily take over again. With the introduction of animated Video Ads into FM17 I want to focus on updating leagues and cups over this version of FM, I don't have a lot of free time so I don't know how much content I'll be able to produce. As always people are welcome to contribute however I ask that any contributes pre code any adboards they want added and I can just add this code to the master xml file to save on time.

I will release these patches as add-on packs to cut down on upload and download times, this means these packs will only work properly with the FM16 adboard patch installed, if you do not have it download it first from Here


V1.2 - W.I.P
  • FA Cup (Video Ads)
  • EFL Cup (Video Ads)
  • FA Community Shield (Video Ads)
  • Checkatrade Trophy (Video Ads)
  • FA Trophy (Video Ads)
  • Arsenal (Video Ads), Bournemouth, Burnley, Chelsea (Video Ads), Crystal Palace, Everton (Video Ads), Hull City & Leicester City (Video Ads)
  • Iranian Hazfi Cup (Presee)
  • AFC World Cup Qualifiers (Presee)
  • Norwegian Eliteserien (einherjer83)
  • Norwegian OBOS Ligaen (einherjer83)
  • Norwegian Football Cup (einherjer83)
  • Norwegian Mesterfinalen (einherjer83)
  • Aalesund, Arendal, Asane, Bodo Glimt, Brann, Bryne, Elverum, Floro, Fredrikstad, Haugesund, Hodd, Jerv, Kfumoslo, Kongsvinger, Kristiansund, Levanger, Lillestrom, Mjondalen, Molde, Odd, Ranheim, Raufoss, Rosenborg, Sandefjord, Sandefjord, Sandnesulf, Sarpsborg, Sogndal, Stabaek, Start, Strommen, Stromsgodset, Tromso, Ullkisa, Valerenga & Viking (einherjer83)
  • Norwegian National Team (einherjer83)
V1.1 DOWNLOAD
  • Scottish Irn-Bru Cup
  • Scottish Betfred Cup (Video Ads)
  • William Hill Scottish Cup (Video Ads)
  • Scottish Premiership
  • Aberdeen, Celtic (Video Ads), Dundee, Hamilton, Hearts, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Rangers (Video Ads), Ross County & St. Johnstone.
V1.0 DOWNLOAD
  • UEFA Champions League (Video Ads)
  • UEFA Europa League (Video Ads)
  • UEFA Super Cup
  • Fixed Greek Cup
Credits
TV-Capper - taking our the patch for the past few years
beast72 - Championship
benno - Central Europe
natarin - South America
Grabek71 - Poland
itayn - Israel
rafney87 - Malaysia
einherjer83 - Norway
KieranSTFC
zecha - France
RhylFCKiko - Wales
Persee - Asia
einherjer83 - Norway

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New or Updated Competitions

Continental Cups
--------------------http://i63.tinypic.com/15qpy4x.jpg Europe
  • UEFA Champions League (Video Ads)
  • UEFA Europa League (Video Ads)
  • UEFA Super Cup (Video Ads)
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Domestic Cups
--------------------http://i66.tinypic.com/9s9y83.jpg Asia
http://i65.tinypic.com/dyoxaf.jpg Iran
  • Hazfi Cup (Presee)
--------------------http://i63.tinypic.com/15qpy4x.jpg Europe
http://i67.tinypic.com/1zqztaa.jpg England
  • FA Cup (Video Ads)
  • EFL Cup (Video Ads)
  • FA Community Shield (Video Ads)
  • Checkatrade Trophy (Video Ads)
  • FA Trophy (Video Ads)
http://i63.tinypic.com/2nsmn88.jpg Scotland
  • Scottish Cup (Video Ads)
  • League Cup (Video Ads)
  • Challenge Cup
http://i67.tinypic.com/2wgu894.jpg Norway
  • Norwegian Football Cup (einherjer83)
  • Norwegian Mesterfinalen (einherjer83)
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Domestic Leagues
--------------------http://i63.tinypic.com/15qpy4x.jpg Europe
http://i67.tinypic.com/2wgu894.jpg Norway
  • Norwegian Eliteserien (einherjer83)
  • Norwegian OBOS Ligaen (einherjer83)
http://i63.tinypic.com/2nsmn88.jpg Scotland
  • Premiership
  • Championship
  • League 1
  • League 2


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New or Updated Clubs

--------------------http://i63.tinypic.com/15qpy4x.jpg Europe

http://i67.tinypic.com/1zqztaa.jpg England
  • Arsenal (Video Ads)
  • Bournemouth
  • Burnley
  • Chelsea (Video Ads)
  • Crystal Palace
  • Everton (Video Ads)
  • Hull City
  • Leicester City (Video Ads)
  • York City (A11_Smithy)
http://i67.tinypic.com/2wgu894.jpg Norway
  • Aalesund, Arendal, Asane, Bodo Glimt, Brann, Bryne, Elverum, Floro, Fredrikstad, Haugesund, Hodd, Jerv, Kfumoslo, Kongsvinger, Kristiansund, Levanger, Lillestrom, Mjondalen, Molde, Odd, Ranheim, Raufoss, Rosenborg, Sandefjord, Sandefjord, Sandnesulf, Sarpsborg, Sogndal, Stabaek, Start, Strommen, Stromsgodset, Tromso, Ullkisa, Valerenga & Viking (einherjer83)
http://i63.tinypic.com/2nsmn88.jpg Scotland
  • Aberdeen, Celtic (Video Ads), Dundee, Hamilton Academical, Hearts, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Rangers (Video Ads), Ross County & St Johnstone


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International Competitions

--------------------http://i66.tinypic.com/9s9y83.jpg Asia
  • AFC World Cup Qualifiers (Presee)
International Teams

--------------------http://i63.tinypic.com/15qpy4x.jpg Europe
http://i67.tinypic.com/2wgu894.jpg Norway (einherjer83)

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F.A.Q

Q. How do I install the Adboard Patch?

1. Extract the contents of the rar folder to your desktop.

2. Move the ads folder to the following directory: My Documents /Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2017/graphics/pictures. This will now give you the following directory: My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2017/graphics/pictures/ads.

3. Open up the My Documents /Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2017 folder and create a new folder called 'ads' giving you the following directory My Documents /Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2017/ads.

4. Move the 'Club adboards' and 'no club adboards' folder from your desktop to a new directory you make in My Documents /Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2017/ (The name doesn't matter).

5. Decide if you want to use the 'Club adboards' or 'no club adboards' once you have decided copy and paste the fm.xml file into to the ads folder you created earlier.

6. Open up FM16 and access the in game preferences menu.

7. Go to the 'display' tab and untick 'use caching to decrease page loading times'
tick 'reload skin on confirm’ and confirm these changes.

8. Re-start FM16 and enjoy.

Q. Why are there two different xml files?

A. As the folder names suggest one xml file contains club specific ad-boards and one doesn’t. This has been done as in previous patches people have complained that they see clubs specific ad-boards in cup competitions. Due the way the xml file there is no way around this using code. The only solution would be the use of two files.

For example say you are Arsenal and want Arsenal specific ad-boards in the Premiership and the Champions league ad-boards in the Champions League you would follow these steps;

1. Load up FM with the Club Specific config file in use
2. Play your league game (Arsenal ads will show)
3. Before your Champions League game Save and quit FM17
4. Replace the club specific config file with the non club config file.
5. Re-start FM17
6. Play your Champions League match (Champions League ads will show).

Q: Will the boards show if I play using the 2d view?
A: Yes, If you play the Full game. They will not show up in Classic mode

Q: Can I contribute to the Ad Boards Pack?
A: Yes, Just make sure any boards you supply are accurate. FM is a simulation and the object of this pack is to make the game as realistic as possible! All static boards must be 1024 x 128 and in PNG format while video boards must be 2816 x 88 and in IVF format.

Q: Do I need to download the entire pack each time?
A: I hope to release smaller update packs after changes to avoid people having to re download the entire pack (like last year)

Q: I've found a problem with some Boards/Club/League in the pack, what should I do?
A: Please make sure you have followed each step of the instructions.

If they still do not work Please list the following:
Which XML are you using, what Clubs/League/Boards are affected & what you are seeing instead
This will help us to isolate the problem so we can attempt to fix it

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How to make and code Static Adboards.
Static adboards should be 1024 x 128 and in png format, below is a video demonstrating some simple adboards being made in photoshop for Fifa 13, the process is pretty much the same for FM but with the above image sizes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNo8uM5Sixg

Once you have made an adboard follow the below instructions to code it.

Open up the ads.xml file located My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2017/ads

First of all you have to load the graphics into FM17 which is done by the following piece of code the near the bottom of the xml file


<record id="2191" path="pictures/ads/europe/clubs/scotland/spl/hibernian/puma"/>
<record id="2192" path="pictures/ads/europe/clubs/scotland/spl/hibernian/skysports"/>
<record id="2193" path="pictures/ads/europe/clubs/scotland/spl/hibernian/espn"/>

What this code means

- Just identifies to whoever is reading the xml file what this piece of code is for competitions/clubs..

<record id="2191" - Assigns a unique id number to specific ad-board (you makes this number up but make sure it is not already in use elsewhere in the config)

path="pictures/ads/europe/clubs/scotland/spl/hibernian/puma"/> - Location of the ad-board which has just been given a unique id number

The next bit of code determines where the previously assigned ad-boards will be displayed
<!-- Hibernian, rabcp -->
<list id="17">
<integer value="2191"/>
<integer value="2192"/>
<integer value="2193"/>
<integer value="2191"/>
<integer value="2192"/>
<integer value="2193"/>
.
.
.
<integer value="2191"/>
<integer value="2192"/>
<integer value="2193"/>
</list>

What this code means

<!-- Hibernian, rabcp --> - Just identifies to whoever is reading the xml file what this piece of code is for competitions/clubs along with the author of the adboards.

<list id="17"> - Unique id of the competition/clubs the ad-boards are for

<integer value="2191"/> - Positions adboard number 2191 in to be displayed for games in the assigned competition/club. This code needs repeated 45 more times as there are 46 adboard spaces on the maximum pitch size


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How to make and code LED Adboards.

How to make a Video Adboard

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UEFA Champions League

Screenshots
(Click to expand)
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/ps4s_zps3hijwwuc.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/masters_zpslbrtdp4u.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/nissans_zpsrrtma3yl.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/20170405134655_1_zpsntwonogj.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrqOODK1U1A

Next up: UEFA Europa League


As these animated adboards take a long time to make, the PS4 adboard alone is made from 36 frames, I want to concentrate on updating the major European Leagues with these adboards so for the time being I will not be taking any requests.

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Looooove it Rab
Brilliant stuff! Hugely appreciated.
i sent you a private message

At last but with Premier League and Bundesliga Clubs LED ad-boards already made would it not have been better to join forces and make the Club adboards instead?.......just a thought!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1239716506126274&type=1

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At last but with Premier League and Bundesliga Clubs LED ad-boards already made would it not have been better to join forces and make the Club adboards instead?.......just a thought!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1239716506126274&type=1


We'll probably collaborate in some form, I'm toying with the idea of doing all clubs from the Seria A or La Liga but will decide once I've made the Europa Leagues. I may also give the Major European Leagues a generic update as most of the current ads are several years old, however the same can be said for most club adboards too I guess.

Whats the communities general preference, do most people tend to play with competition or club specific ads?
We'll probably collaborate in some form, I'm toying with the idea of doing all clubs from the Seria A or La Liga but will decide once I've made the Europa Leagues. I may also give the Major European Leagues a generic update as most of the current ads are several years old, however the same can be said for most club adboards too I guess.

Whats the communities general preference, do most people tend to play with competition or club specific ads?


Thanks for the reply, my own personal preference would be Club adboards but its still a shame we cant use both after all these years
The UCL adboards look phenomenal...

Could you please add the latest stuff that I have posted in cappers thread?

Like these https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/24591/fm-2016-ad-board-patch-released-on-10122015?page=2#comment_323686

https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/14269/fm-2015-ad-board-patch-fm16-version-available?page=14#comment_314376

https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/14269/fm-2015-ad-board-patch-fm16-version-available?page=14#comment_301743

I can also make an updated series of AFC World Cup qualifying adboards if you're interested? (the one I posted above is quite accurate still, only missing couple of new ones)

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Thanks for the reply, my own personal preference would be Club adboards but its still a shame we cant use both after all these years

Club Adboards for me aswell
I also prefer the club adboards over the league ones, mainly because of the visual diversity they offer on a match-to-match basis.
The UCL adboards look phenomenal...

Could you please add the latest stuff that I have posted in cappers thread?

Like these https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/24591/fm-2016-ad-board-patch-released-on-10122015?page=2#comment_323686

https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/14269/fm-2015-ad-board-patch-fm16-version-available?page=14#comment_314376

https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/14269/fm-2015-ad-board-patch-fm16-version-available?page=14#comment_301743

I can also make an updated series of AFC World Cup qualifying adboards if you're interested? (the one I posted above is quite accurate still, only missing couple of new ones)


No problem Persee I'll add them and yes feel free to make an updated AFC World Cup qualifying adboards.

Thanks for the comments everyone, keep them coming

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UEFA Europa League

Screenshots (Click to expand)
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/adidas%20small_zpsc8vtzd9o.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/enter%20small_zpsqc59q0kd.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/found%20small_zpsurd0nsbn.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/hankook%20small_zpscdlgyohj.jpg

https://youtu.be/g8wLcKLKHZk

Next up: UEFA Super Cup


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UEFA Europa League

Screenshots (Click to expand)
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/adidas%20small_zpsc8vtzd9o.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/enter%20small_zpsqc59q0kd.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/found%20small_zpsurd0nsbn.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/hankook%20small_zpscdlgyohj.jpg

https://youtu.be/g8wLcKLKHZk

Next up: UEFA Super Cup


Looks brilliant
Looks brilliant
Looks brilliant
UEFA Europa League

Screenshots (Click to expand)
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/adidas%20small_zpsc8vtzd9o.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/enter%20small_zpsqc59q0kd.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/found%20small_zpsurd0nsbn.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/hankook%20small_zpscdlgyohj.jpg

https://youtu.be/g8wLcKLKHZk



Next up: UEFA Super Cup


Great Work!!! When do you think is the Release of the first Version?

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Brilliant work Rab. I am in the process of trying to archive lots of different adboards that have been released over the past few years. Am I right in thinking that if I start a new XML file I can use any integer value for the actual board, as long as it maps back to the correct competition? It will take me a few months I think. but I have so many different packs and versions that I am trying to make a master XML that I can edit year on year if need be. At the moment I have lots of files not mapping to the XML because there are so many different versions of the XML, some using numbers some names etc.

I am going to name all files 1, 2, 3, etc so that if new boards are released I can just drop them in without worrying about names like 'nike' etc

I know it is unlikely but are there any shortcuts I can take with XML, any editors/generators you know of. I have nearly finished setting the folders and files up and I have a combination of boards from debsli, sortitoutsi and pimpmyfm, as well as any new ones released so far this season.

If I get it all done and it works I would upload XML and megapack if I can get permission of the original adboard creators but I might not make it that far, the XML will take ages.

No problem Persee I'll add them and yes feel free to make an updated AFC World Cup qualifying adboards.

Thanks for the comments everyone, keep them coming


Thank you! I will do so when I have time
Great Work!!! When do you think is the Release of the first Version?


By the end of this week hopefully

Brilliant work Rab. I am in the process of trying to archive lots of different adboards that have been released over the past few years. Am I right in thinking that if I start a new XML file I can use any integer value for the actual board, as long as it maps back to the correct competition? It will take me a few months I think. but I have so many different packs and versions that I am trying to make a master XML that I can edit year on year if need be. At the moment I have lots of files not mapping to the XML because there are so many different versions of the XML, some using numbers some names etc.

I am going to name all files 1, 2, 3, etc so that if new boards are released I can just drop them in without worrying about names like 'nike' etc


Yes if you start a new xml file you can use any integer value, I am trying to tidy up and restructure the main xml to remove duplicate files to reduce the file size and make it easier to update (e.g. just having one graphic file for say adidas, would mean I'd just have to update that one file and it would automatically update all clubs and comps to the new adboard however like you have said its a very time consuming process.

The UCL adboards look phenomenal...

Could you please add the latest stuff that I have posted in cappers thread?

Like these https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/24591/fm-2016-ad-board-patch-released-on-10122015?page=2#comment_323686

https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/14269/fm-2015-ad-board-patch-fm16-version-available?page=14#comment_314376

https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/14269/fm-2015-ad-board-patch-fm16-version-available?page=14#comment_301743

I can also make an updated series of AFC World Cup qualifying adboards if you're interested? (the one I posted above is quite accurate still, only missing couple of new ones)


All of these links have expired, can you re upload please.

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Within FM17 the LCD video ads are determined by stadium size and nation wealth, there is code to hard force video ads to any club or competition within the game, however currently this code does now work. Hopefully this will be fixed for FM18, with that in mind most stadiums used in the UEFA Super Cup will fail to meet the in game criteria for video adboards so I have just made static boards for the UEFA Super Cup for now.

UEFA Super Cup
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/super%20cup%20ads_zpsxrnw3i3r.png

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/super%20small_zpsdnp53uvh.jpg
click to expand

I have also created static boards for the Champions and Europa league used in a 3rd xml file (No LCD ads) so smaller grounds will display the correct adboards instead of just the upper-tier boards, examples below

UEFA Champions League
(Standard XML / No LCD XML)
click to expand
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/champs%20no%20sm_zpsgs2imfxs.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/champs%20small_zpsu59m8g2l.jpg

UEFA Europa League[
(Standard XML / No LCD XML)
click to expand

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/europa%20small_zps9vtus5m2.jpg http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/rabcp/europa%20no%20sm_zpsisio5kez.jpg


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Good stuff rabcp! Also, thanks for the explanation!

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