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FM18 Adboard Patch


Features
  • Major overhaul of xml files removing close to 1000 dead or duplicate files
  • Improved adboard’s in several leagues and new adboard’s for all continental cups
  • New nation specific default adboards for all club competitions
For FM18 I am creating a brand-new XML file, this has allowed me to remove close to a 1000 dead and duplicate adboard’s from the patch, with this new format it should also be easier to update adboard’s. More significantly due to a change in structure of the FM17 xml file I have been able to assign every nation their own default adboards which means for the first time nation specific default adboards have been included for all licenced leagues and competitions

I have also removed every club adboard over 1 year old from the file as many are now very out of date and I just didn’t have the time to add all clubs back into the new xml file however hopefully this will encourage more people to contribute to the patch.

My current aim for the patch is to create individual club adboard’s for every club playing in the English & Scottish Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two, if anyone can contribute then either reply in the thread or send me a message for further details.

Downloads

V1.0 - Download
V1.1 - Download
V1.2 - Download
V1.3 - Download
V1.4 - Download

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Domestic Leagues

https://s26.postimg.cc/u6aqt0etl/caf.png Africa
https://s26.postimg.cc/m8ttu06a1/alg.png Algeria
Ligue Professionnelle 1 (M2RDZ Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/u9v3f764p/rsa.png South Africa
Premier Soccer League

http://i66.tinypic.com/9s9y83.jpg Asia
https://s26.postimg.cc/iod90qm6h/aus.png Australia
A-League (Video Ads) (sigames ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/75z80cs7d/chn.png China
Super League (Video ads) (KAEDE AK)
https://s26.postimg.cc/wm7oqj83t/hkg.png Hong Kong
Premier League
https://s26.postimg.cc/hmaqoy1u1/ind.png India
I-League
https://s26.postimg.cc/kpg26266h/idn.png Indonesia
Liga 1
https://s26.postimg.cc/dxpn37h6x/irn.png Iran
Persian Gulf Pro League (Persee Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/vl7g1er49/mas.png Malaysia
Super League (rafney87 Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/ljy0econd/sin.png Singapore
S.League
https://s26.postimg.cc/6p9f06f2h/kor.png South Korea
K League Classic (tnals473 Ads) & K League Challenge (tnals473 Ads)

http://i63.tinypic.com/15qpy4x.jpg Europe
https://s26.postimg.cc/4fuhgwkw9/aut.png Austria
Football Bundesliga (Doc_Debil & Kosic Ads) (Video ads) & Erste Liga (Doc_Debil Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/esgs2zefd/blr.png Belarus
Vysheyshaya Liga
https://s26.postimg.cc/41t5hb0sp/bel.png Belgium
Jupiler Pro League
https://i.postimg.cc/rpBf3yky/bih.png Bosnia & Herzegovina
Premier League (kosic Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/vy3flbyrt/bul.png Bulgaria
First Professional Football League & Second Football League (Windhook Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/pe0nezkqx/cro.png Croatia
Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga
https://s26.postimg.cc/d2bj6q11l/cyp.png Cyprus
Cyta Championship
https://s26.postimg.cc/j7z788qtl/cze.png Czech Republic
HET Liga (kosic) (Video ads) & National Football League (Kosic)
https://s26.postimg.cc/ba4s6ldjd/den.png Denmark
Alka Superliga (rabcp & Kosic Ads) (Video ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/8mfbw8ki1/eng.png England
Premier League (Video Ads), Championship (Video Ads), League One (TV_Capper Ads), League Two (TV_Capper Ads) & National League
https://s26.postimg.cc/pkixvtj9l/fin.png Finland
Veikkausliiga
https://s26.postimg.cc/73oj503bd/fra.png France
Ligue 1 (sigames) (Video ads) & Ligue 2 (sigames) (Video ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/52xzk6761/ger.png Germany
Bundesliga (Doc_Debil, rabcp & jroberts Ads) (Video ads), 2. Bundesliga, 3. Liga, Regionalliga Nord, Regionalliga Nordost, Regionalliga West, Regionalliga Südwest & Regionalliga Bayern (All Doc_Debil Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/8b2gx7tft/gre.png Greece
Greek Superleague & Football League (ansta1970/rabcp Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/tuxlreocp/hun.png Hungary
OTP Bank Liga
https://s26.postimg.cc/ppmp5hqkp/isl.png Iceland
Úrvalsdeild Karla
https://s26.postimg.cc/jehhp2pc9/isr.png Israel
Ligat Winner & Liga Leumit (Itayn Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/84oru4kax/ita.png Italy
Serie A (kosic & jroberts) (Video ads) & Serie B (kosic) (Video ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/xaywsg0cp/mlt.png Malta
BOV Premier League (mons Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/jv7ap92h5/nir.png Northern Ireland
Danske Bank Premiership (woodysj/rabcp Ads)
http://i67.tinypic.com/2wgu894.jpg Norway
Eliteserien (einherjer83 Ads) & OBOS Ligaen (einherjer83 Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/cghywvgll/pol.png Poland
Ekstraklasa (sigames/kondi192) (Video ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/6w5hm8hqh/por.png Portugal
Liga NOS (kosic) (Video ads) & LigaPro (gs1728/rabcp Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/skzsccukp/irl.png Republic of Ireland
SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
https://s26.postimg.cc/7kec56gg9/rom.png Romania
Liga I
https://s26.postimg.cc/h7huew9ft/rus.png Russia
Russian Premier League & Football National League (map788 & rabcp Ads)
http://i63.tinypic.com/2nsmn88.jpg Scotland
Premiership, Championship, League One & League Two
https://s26.postimg.cc/9wmc2rt1l/ser.png Serbia
SuperLiga
https://s26.postimg.cc/nextssukp/svk.png Slovakia
Fortuna liga & 2.Liga (kosic Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/co5ltdrk9/svn.png Slovenia
PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije
https://s26.postimg.cc/vvjjyhv49/esp.png Spain
La Liga Santander (jroberts, grabek & rabcp Ads) (Video ads) & La Liga 1|2|3 (grabek & rabcp Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/qztpc0z49/swe.png Sweden
Allsvenskan
https://s26.postimg.cc/7e0n237bd/sui.png Switzerland
Raiffeisen Super League (benno & Kosic Ads) (Video ads) & Brack.ch Challenge League (benno Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/ccjk2vlqh/ned.png The Netherlands
Eredivisie (rabcp/sigames) (Video ads) & Jupiler League
https://s26.postimg.cc/7lsvcc7nt/tur.png Turkey
Süper Lig (Video Ads) (aragornx17 ads) & TFF First League (Video Ads) (aragornx17 ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/9ntcql5mx/ukr.png Ukraine
Vyshcha Liha
https://s26.postimg.cc/x3b9vxpe1/wal.png Wales
JD Welsh Premier League (RhylFCkiko ads)

https://s26.postimg.cc/umjjwcd8p/cocacaf.png North America
https://s26.postimg.cc/9sa53ju15/mex.png Mexico
Liga MX
https://s26.postimg.cc/frxw77etl/usa.png USA
MLS (sigames) (Video ads)

https://s26.postimg.cc/ub4fvzlzd/CONMEBOL.png South America
https://s26.postimg.cc/nbvkmzxe1/arg.png Argentina
Primera División & B Nacional (Natarin Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/9edehozbd/bra.png Brazil
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Campeonato Carioca, Campeonato Gaucho, Campeonato Mineiro & Campeonato Paulista
https://s26.postimg.cc/mavbxvgeh/chi.png Chile
Primera División (Natarin Ads) & Primera B (Natarin Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/xko1stlft/col.png Colombia
Categoría Primera A
https://s26.postimg.cc/pj4eons21/per.png Peru
Primera División (Natarin Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/lua4bfsnd/uru.png Uruguay
Primera División (Natarin Ads)

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Cup Competitions

Continental Cups

https://s26.postimg.cc/u6aqt0etl/caf.png Africa
CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup & CAF Super Cup

http://i66.tinypic.com/9s9y83.jpg Asia
AFC Champions League & AFC Cup

http://i63.tinypic.com/15qpy4x.jpg Europe
UEFA Champions League (Video Ads), UEFA Europa League (Video Ads)& UEFA Super Cup (Video Ads) (rabcp & aragornx17 Ads)

https://s26.postimg.cc/umjjwcd8p/cocacaf.png North America
CONCACAF Champions League

https://s26.postimg.cc/ub4fvzlzd/CONMEBOL.png South America
CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana & CONMEBOL Recopa Sudamericana

https://s26.postimg.cc/51syum6mh/fifa.png World Wide
FIFA Club World Cup

Domestic Cups

http://i66.tinypic.com/9s9y83.jpg Asia
https://s26.postimg.cc/75z80cs7d/chn.png China
CFA Cup (Video ads) (KAEDE AK)
http://i65.tinypic.com/dyoxaf.jpg Iran
Hazfi Cup (Presee Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/6p9f06f2h/kor.png South Korea
Korean FA Cup (tnals473 Ads)

http://i63.tinypic.com/15qpy4x.jpg Europe
https://s26.postimg.cc/4fuhgwkw9/aut.png Austria
UNIQA ÖFB Cup (Doc_Debil Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/vy3flbyrt/bul.png Bulgaria
Bulgarian Cup (Windhook Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/j7z788qtl/cze.png Czech Republic
MOL Cup (Kosic)
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)
https://s26.postimg.cc/73oj503bd/fra.png France
Coupe de France (Video Ads), Coupe de la Ligue (Video Ads) & Trophée des Champions (Video Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/52xzk6761/ger.png Germany
DFB-Pokal (Video Ads) (sigames & Doc_Debil Ads) & DFL-Supercup (Video Ads) (sigames & Doc_Debil Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/8b2gx7tft/gre.png Greece
Football Cup OPAP (ansta1970/rabcp Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/84oru4kax/ita.png Italy
TIM Cup
http://i67.tinypic.com/2wgu894.jpg Norway
Norwegian Football Cup (einherjer83 Ads) & Norwegian Mesterfinalen (einherjer83 Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/cghywvgll/pol.png Poland
Puchar Polski (kondi192 Ads) & SuperPuchar Polski (kondi192 Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/h7huew9ft/rus.png Russia
Russian Cup
https://s26.postimg.cc/7e0n237bd/sui.png Switzerland
Swiss Cup (Benno Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/ccjk2vlqh/ned.png The Netherlands
KNVB Cup
https://s26.postimg.cc/7lsvcc7nt/tur.png Turkey
Turkish Cup (Video Ads) (aragornx17 ads) & Turkish Super Cup (Video Ads) (aragornx17 ads)
http://i63.tinypic.com/2nsmn88.jpg Scotland
Scottish Cup (Video Ads), League Cup (Video Ads) & Challenge Cup
https://s26.postimg.cc/nextssukp/svk.png Slovakia
Slovak Cup (kosic Ads)

https://s26.postimg.cc/ub4fvzlzd/CONMEBOL.png South America
https://s26.postimg.cc/nbvkmzxe1/arg.png Argentina
Copa Total Argentina (natarin)
https://s26.postimg.cc/9edehozbd/bra.png Brazil
Copa do Brasil
https://s26.postimg.cc/mavbxvgeh/chi.png Chile
Copa Chile (natarin)

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Clubs


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

https://s26.postimg.cc/j7z788qtl/cze.png Czech Republic
Czech Het Liga
Sparta Praha (Kosic) (Video ads) & Viktoria Plenz (Kosic) (Video ads)

http://i67.tinypic.com/1zqztaa.jpg England
Premiership
Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Newcastle United, Southampton, Stoke City, Swansea City, Watford, West Bromwich Albion & West Ham United (All Video Ads)

Championship
Aston Villa (rabcp) (Video ads), Birmingham City (rabcp) (Video ads), Barnsley, Bolton, Brentford (rabcp) (Video ads), Bristol City, Burton Albion, Cardiff City (rabcp) (Video ads), Derby County (rabcp) (Video ads),Fulham, Hull City, Ipswich Town (rabcp/Beast72) (Video ads), Leeds United (rabcp) (Video ads), Middlesbrough (rabcp) (Video ads), Millwall, Nottingham Forest (rabcp) (Video ads), Preston North End, QPR, Reading, Sheffield United & Sheffield Wednesday (rabcp) (Video ads), Sunderland (rabcp) (Video ads) & Wolves (rabcp) (Video ads). (All other ads made by Beast72)

League 1
AFC Wimbledon, Blackburn Rovers (rabcp/TV_Capper) (Video ads), Blackpool, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton Athletic, Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, MK Dons (rabcp/TV_Capper) (Video ads), Northampton Town, Oldham Athletic, Oxford City, Peterborough United, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Rotherham United, Scunthorpe United, Shrewsbury Town, Southend United, Walsall & Wigan Athletic (All TV_Capper Ads)

League 2
Accrington Stanley, Barnet, Cambridge United, Carlisle United, Chsterfield, Colchester United, Coventry City (rabcp/TV_Capper) (Video ads), Crawley Town, Crewe Alexandra, Exeter City, Forest Green Rovers, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Morecambe, Newport County, Notts County, Port Vale, Stevenage, Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers & Yeovil Town (All TV_Capper Ads)

National League
Eastleigh (TV_Capper Ads), Macclesfield, Salford City & Tranmere Rovers

National League North
York City (A11_Smithy Ads)

https://s26.postimg.cc/73oj503bd/fra.png France
French Ligue 1
Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Monaco, Nice, PSG & Saint Etienne (All Video ads)

https://s26.postimg.cc/52xzk6761/ger.png Germnay
Bundesliga
Bayern Munich (rabcp/jroberts) (Video ads) & Borussia Dortmund (rabcp/jroberts) (Video ads)

http://i67.tinypic.com/2wgu894.jpg Norway
Aalesund, Arendal, Asane, Bodo Glimt, Brann, Bryne, Elverum, Floro, Fredrikstad, Ham Kam, Haugesund, Hodd, Jerv, Kfumoslo, Kongsvinger, Kristiansund, Levanger, Lillestrom, Mjondalen, Molde, Nest Sotra, Notodden, Odd, Ranheim, Raufoss, Rosenborg, Sandefjord, Sandefjord, Sandnesulf, Sarpsborg, Sogndal, Stabaek, Start, Strommen, Stromsgodset, Tromso, Ullkisa, Valerenga & Viking (All einherjer83 Ads)

https://s26.postimg.cc/h7huew9ft/rus.png Russia
Premier League
Akhmat Grozny, Amkar Perm, Anzhi Makhachkala, Arsenal Tula, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnodar, Lokomotiv Moscow, Rostov, Rubin Kazan, SKA-Khabarovsk, Spartak Moscow, Tosno, Ufa, Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast & Zenit St. Petersburg (All map788/rabcp)

https://s26.postimg.cc/8qic3z4qx/sco.png Scotland
Scottish Premiership
Aberdeen, Celtic (Video ads), Dundee, Hamilton, Hearts, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Rangers (Video ads), Ross County & St. Johnstone

Scottish Championship
Brechin City, Dumbarton, Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, Falkirk, Greenock Morton, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Livingston, Queen of the South & St. Mirren

Scottish League One
Airdrieonians, Albion Rovers, Alloa Athletic, Arbroath, Ayr United, East Fife, Forfar Athletic, Queen's Park, Raith Rovers & Stranraer

https://s26.postimg.cc/x3b9vxpe1/wal.png Wales
Aberstwyth, Bala Town, Bangor City, Barry Town United, Cardiff Met Uni, Carmarthen Town, Cefn Druids, Connah's Quay, LLandudno, Newtown, Prestatyn, Rhyl & The New Saints (All RhylFCkiko ads)

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International Competitions

http://i66.tinypic.com/9s9y83.jpg Asia
AFC World Cup Qualifiers (Presee Ads)

http://i63.tinypic.com/15qpy4x.jpg Europe
UEFA World Cup Qualifiers (Persee/tv_capper/rabcp Ads)

https://s26.postimg.cc/51syum6mh/fifa.png World Wide
FIFA World Cup (Video Ads) (aragornx17 ads)


International Teams

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

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F.A.Q


Where should I install the files too?

XML files
https://s26.postimg.cc/7auxuz93d/xml.png

Graphics
https://s26.postimg.cc/kiubnx6mh/graphics.png

Videos
https://s26.postimg.cc/57kinb9ah/videos.png

Preferences
https://s26.postimg.cc/e3var8zwp/preferences.png

Why are there two different xml files?

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).

Why are my video adboards are black?
This issue here is down to what I believe is a bug in the game. In FM17 when clubs had no video adboards assigned to them they loaded static adboards into the video adboards slots instead, for some reason FM18 is not doing this and just displays dead video adboards, the below image shows the difference between FM17 & FM18
https://s26.postimg.cc/4ig2amitl/fm18.png https://s26.postimg.cc/4h64h7gzt/fm17.png


Credits
  • All_Smithy - England
  • Ansta1970 - Greece
  • Balek - Russia
  • Beast72 - England
  • Benno - Italy & Switzerland
  • Doc_Debil - Austria & Germany
  • Einherjer83 - Norway
  • Grabek - Spain
  • Gs1728 - Portugal
  • KAEDE AK. - China
  • Kondi192 - Poland
  • Kosic - Czech Republic, Germany, Italy & Portugal
  • M2RDZ - Algeria
  • Mons - Malta
  • Natarin - South America
  • Persee - Iran
  • Rafney87 - Malaysia
  • Tnals473 - South Korea
  • TV_Capper - England
  • Woodysj - Northern Ireland


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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. Link to adboard tutorial

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 2018/ads

First of all you have to load the graphics into FM18 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"/>
.
.
.
</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.

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How to make a Video Adboard


Required ResourcesIn this post, I'll explain how to make a simple scrolling video adboard, if people want it I can post a few minor guides for more advanced effects with video adboards such as spinning images, zooming in and out of images etc.

1.
First of all, we need to make our adboard, In Photoshop create a new image sized 2816 x 88 pixels, this is the adboard size I have been using to date. Within the game adboards are repeated twice behind the goals and three times along the pitch. This is where the calculator comes in, the gaps between all images (e.g. Sportsdirect.com in this case) need to be the same size. they should also be half the size at the start and end of the image. This will ensure that when the ads line up they maintain the same pattern.
https://s26.postimg.cc/po30w3g3t/temp.png

Once made from the Layer menu select Merge Layers, then copy the adboard.
https://s26.postimg.cc/p3jefnxhl/sd1.png

2.
Create a new image double the length of the adboard (5632 x 88 pixels) and paste the adboard at the start and end of the new image. Again, merge the layers, we need this size of image to create the scrolling effect. As you can see because of the above calculations the gaps between all images are the same size when combined.
https://s26.postimg.cc/tyd3dxvt5/sd_2_zpsks8joleo.png_original.png


3.
Now we create our image for the actual adboard, sized 2816 x 88 pixels. We want the adboard to scroll from left to right so once the previous (5632 x 88) image is pasted onto this image we want the end of the adboard to be line up with the edge at left hand side of our new image.
https://s26.postimg.cc/m32jz4m6h/move.png

https://s26.postimg.cc/p3jefnxhl/sd1.png


4.
We now need to create the image effect, to do this we create a Video Timeline, select the Window Menu thenTimeline. Once the Timeline Menu appears at the bottom of the screen select the Create Video Timeline option.
https://s26.postimg.cc/4zzs3m5hl/create_video.png


5.
In Photoshop, the standard timeline is 5 seconds, for this adboard we want to make it 10 seconds. To do this we click on the end of the layer one timeline (highlighted) and drag right until the timeline becomes 10 seconds long.
https://s26.postimg.cc/4yufnxt1l/time.png

https://s26.postimg.cc/eod86r0ax/sd_6_zpscovag3nq.png_original.png


6.
We now want to create our start and end points of the animation of the adboard. With the timeline bar at the start of the timeframe (Blue Arrow) click the position action then drag the blue arrow to the end of the timeline and click the position action again
https://s26.postimg.cc/g9shykaix/time_1.png


7.
With the timeline now at the 10 second point we drag the image all the way across from left to right until the end of the image now meets the left edge of the border, this creates the scrolling effect, if you select the play option in the timeline tab you'll see the effect in photoshop.
https://s26.postimg.cc/cz44yokll/sd_8_zpsnhabs4ce.png_original.png

https://s26.postimg.cc/p3jefnxhl/sd1.png


8.
We now save the image. File → Export → Save for Web (Legacy)

9.
Open up the saved image, this time the image will display each separate frame in the timeline and as a layer. We now want to give our adboard a LCD texture. Open the Video.png file and copy the image and then switch back to your gif. Click the tab with 3 lines and then Select All Frames then click on the very last layer.
https://s26.postimg.cc/jhwzblwsp/action.png


10.
Paste the adboard texture. Every frame will now just be the texture, however once we apply the Multiply effect we will now have every frame displaying our intended image with a LCD effect. We then save our final adboard again. File → Export → Save for Web (Legacy)
https://s26.postimg.cc/940qw41ft/multiply_layers.png


11.
We now need to convert our Gif file. First we go to Cloud Convert, upload your gif file choosing a .avi conversion and download the converted file.

11.
In your download folder hold down your shift key, right click and select Open Command Window Here. Assuming that our file is called SD.avi type the following command

ffmpeg -i SD.avi SD.ivf
This will instruct ffmpeg to convert the avi file into an ivf file and we now have a finished useable adboard.


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https://s26.postimg.cc/uvumowurt/aberdeen.png


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I've done boards for all 12 Welsh Premier League clubs and redone the generic league boards. May add some lower league clubs too if I can. (I'll definitely do Rhyl and possibly Airbus/Caernarfon)
https://s26.postimg.cc/w8ctxplmx/dundee.png

W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee, Hamilton, Hearts, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Rangers, Ross County, St. Johnstone


I've done boards for all 12 Welsh Premier League clubs and redone the generic league boards. May add some lower league clubs too if I can. (I'll definitely do Rhyl and possibly Airbus/Caernarfon)

Nice one mate if you drop me a link via PM I'll add them to the patch

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https://s26.postimg.org/w8ctxplmx/dundee.png

W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee, Hamilton, Hearts, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Rangers, Ross County, St. Johnstone


Nice one mate if you drop me a link via PM I'll add them to the patch


PM'd you earlier mate
https://s26.postimg.cc/ua1m9ig95/hamilton.png

W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee, Hamilton, Hearts, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Rangers, Ross County, St. Johnstone




Got them thanks

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Great work!!! Dynamic adboards is included on this pach?
Great work!!! Dynamic adboards is included on this pach?


If by dynamic adboards, you mean video adboards then yes. On the subject of video adboards we can now code video adboards to be displayed for any club and or competition.
Hi, rabcp, all right? more or less is the release of the first patch of the leagues or continental competitions for football manager 2018? thanks greetings
If by dynamic adboards, you mean video adboards then yes. On the subject of video adboards we can now code video adboards to be displayed for any club and or competition.

Sorry for my english. Of course, I meant video adboards! Thanks for your reply and thanks for your work. I'm looking forward to the patch!
Just to give people an update, I’ve updated Bournemouth, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield, Watford and West Brom to display animated ads.

I need to add RhylfcKiko’s Welsh ads and Aragornx17’s animated ads for Turkey and the World Cup once this is done I can release the first version of the patch.

The only issue is with all the new stadium models all of the upper tier boards and banners need redone, I can either re do these and hold back the patch for a few weeks or release the patch with no/limited banners and upper tier boards and release them as an update once they are ready, what is everyone’s preference?
Just to give people an update, I’ve updated Bournemouth, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield, Watford and West Brom to display animated ads.

I need to add RhylfcKiko’s Welsh ads and Aragornx17’s animated ads for Turkey and the World Cup once this is done I can release the first version of the patch.

The only issue is with all the new stadium models all of the upper tier boards and banners need redone, I can either re do these and hold back the patch for a few weeks or release the patch with no/limited banners and upper tier boards and release them as an update once they are ready, what is everyone’s preference?

I would personally suggest releasing it now and then adding on to it at a later stage, especially in view of the changes in the file structure between FM17 and FM18
I would personally suggest releasing it now and then adding on to it at a later stage, especially in view of the changes in the file structure between FM17 and FM18

if it is better to release the patch now, and then perform an update

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FM18 Adboard Project V1.0

Download


Features
  • Major overhaul of xml files removing close to 1000 dead or duplicate files
  • Improved adboard’s in several leagues.
  • New nation specific default adboards for all club competitions
  • New adboards for The FIFA World Cup (Video Ads) (aragornx17 ads), Turkey (Video Ads) (aragornx17 ads), Wales (RhylFCkiko ads) and all Continental Competitions
  • Video adboards for all English Premiership clubs
Screenshots
(Click to expand)
https://s26.postimg.cc/3yicpjjr9/bournemouth.jpg https://s26.postimg.cc/dt4wi0ybp/super.jpg https://s26.postimg.cc/4zileo0qt/turkey.jpg https://s26.postimg.cc/ybzsn3c91/wales.jpg


Installation

  1. Extract the xml, graphics and steam folder to your desktop

  2. Place the graphics folder into the following directory;

  3. My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018

  4. Open up the xml folder on your desktop

  5. You will notice two folders one called ‘Club Adboards’ and one called ‘Non Club Adboards’ cut and paste these folders to the following directory

  6. My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018/ads

  7. Choose your prefered xml file and copy and paste this file over the existing fm.xml file in the football manager 2018/ads directory.

  8. Place the steam folder into the following directory;

  9. C:\Program Files (x86)

  10. Load up FM18 and in the preferences
  11. uncheck use skin cache, uncheck clicking on ad board takes you to owners website and check reload skin on confirm.

    Go to the 'general' tab and set size of text & images to 100%
    (if not already)

  12. Enjoy
Thanks to all that authors and please do not redistribute this pack.

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The pack i have put on rabcp was well made before you started making them they where done by me and Jeff Roberts


You've lost me..? what patch?
You've lost me..? what patch?


Ive removed them
  • You will notice two folders one called ‘Club Adboards’ and one called ‘Non Club Adboards’ cut and paste these folders to the following directory

  • My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018/ads

  • Choose your prefered xml file and copy and paste this file over the existing fm.xml file in the football manager 2018/ads directory.


  • First, thank for your and your friends work
    Second, i need a little clarification..
    I had to create the

    My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018/ads

    folder, because there was no one in my game;i must place the xml there, or rather in the

    My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018/graphic/pictures/ads

    one?
    Hi, are the premiershipclubs the only club adboards? Other adboards are not in the pack? If i play in germany i have to use the no club xlm, right?
    Great work Rab.....top man
    First, thank for your and your friends work
    Second, i need a little clarification..
    I had to create the

    My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018/ads

    folder, because there was no one in my game;i must place the xml there, or rather in the

    My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018/graphic/pictures/ads

    one?


    Yes the xml file goes in: My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018/ads

    Hi, are the premiershipclubs the only club adboards? Other adboards are not in the pack? If i play in germany i have to use the no club xlm, right?


    Yes the only club adboards included are the ones listed in post 4
    Great file!!!
    I hope German Bundesliga will became video adboards too.
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