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FM19 Adboard Patch

  • Updated UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup Video ads
  • Adjusted all club ads to display properly with FM19 stadium models
  • Adjusted ads for Cardiff City, Fulham, Wolves, Stoke, Swansea, WBA, Barnet, Chesterfield, Macclesfield Town & Tranmere Rovers to represent new leagues for FM19
  • Added Bosnian Premier League (Kosic ads)
  • Updated Slovakia leagues & cups (Kosic ads)
  • Added Video ads to German leagues & cups
  • Added some clubs to no-clubs xml (upper tiers only - see below for details)
The no clubs xml file will now display fan banners for some clubs, meaning matches can be played across several competitions without changing xml file.
https://i.postimg.cc/FkgRp56S/20181207000123-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vcbDBT1t/20181207000206-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/kDxBqK55/20181207002304-1.jpg

-----------------------------------------------English Premier League ------ UEFA Champions League ----------------FA Cup

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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
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
https://s26.postimg.cc/6p9f06f2h/kor.png South Korea
K League Classic (Video Ads) (sigames & tnals473 Ads) & K League Challenge (Video Ads) (sigames & 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
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 (Video Ads) & 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
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
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
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
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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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 Plzen (Kosic) (Video ads)

http://i67.tinypic.com/1zqztaa.jpg England
Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Newcastle United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Ham United & Wolves (All Video Ads)

Aston Villa (rabcp) (Video ads), Birmingham City (rabcp) (Video ads), Blackburn Rovers (rabcp/TV_Capper) (Video ads), Bolton, Brentford (rabcp) (Video ads), Bristol City, , Derby County (rabcp) (Video ads), Hull City, Ipswich Town (rabcp/Beast72) (Video ads), Leeds United (rabcp) (Video ads), Middlesbrough (rabcp) (Video ads), Millwall, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest (rabcp) (Video ads), Preston North End, QPR, Reading, Rotherham United, Sheffield United & Sheffield Wednesday (rabcp) (Video ads), Stoke City (rabcp) (Video ads), Swansea City (rabcp) (Video ads), West Bromwich Albion (rabcp) (Video ads) & Wigan Athletic (Beast72 & RhylFCKiko Ads) (All other ads made by Beast72)

League 1
Accrington Stanley, AFC Wimbledon, Barnsley, Blackpool, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Burton Albion, Bury, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City (rabcp/TV_Capper) (Video ads), Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Luton Town, Oxford City, Peterborough United, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Scunthorpe United, Shrewsbury Town, Southend United, Sunderland (rabcp) (Video ads), Walsall & Wycombe Wanderers (All TV_Capper Ads)

League 2
Bury, Cambridge United, Carlisle United, Colchester United, Crawley Town, Crewe Alexandra, Exeter City, Forest Green Rovers, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Macclesfield Town, Mansfield Town, MK Dons (rabcp/TV_Capper) (Video ads), Morecambe, Newport County, Northampton Town, Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, Stevenage, Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers & Yeovil Town (All TV_Capper Ads)

National League
Barnet (TV_Capper Ads), Chesterfield (TV_Capper Ads), Eastleigh (TV_Capper Ads) & Salford City (bennyj22 Ads)

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
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, Anzhi Makhachkala, Arsenal Tula, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnodar, Lokomotiv Moscow, Rostov, Rubin Kazan, Spartak Moscow, Ufa, Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast & Zenit St. Petersburg (All map788/rabcp)
Premier League

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

Scottish Championship
Alloa Athletic, Ayr United, Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, Falkirk, Greenock Morton, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Queen of the South, Ross County & St. Mirren

Scottish League One
Airdrieonians, Arbroath, Brechin City, Dumbarton, East Fife, Forfar Athletic, Raith Rovers & Stranraer

Scottish League Two
Albion Rovers & Queen's Park

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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Where should I install the files too?

XML files




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

How can I stop the bistack ads?
I believe I have cracked it.

After 2 days of trying different things I started looking at what files FM18 and FM19 had that were different.

Discovered that in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2019\Preferences\version 3 there was an .xml file called bidstack_enabled.xml missing from FM19. Copied the file from FM 18 over to FM19 and EUREKA!! it works with no changing of firewalls or disconnecting your internet etc.

All the .xml has in it is:

<boolean id="value" value="false"/>

You can create your own if you don't have the FM18 version or use my file that is attached


  • 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"/>

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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Positioning Adboard's

I was asked by @wkdsoul if it was possible to position adboards in certain positions and thought I'd put together this tutorial to demonstrate how its done. While is it possible to place adboards in certain positions it mainly works with clubs who use pitch side LCD ads. The process is a little complex as bar the pitchside adboards the adboard numbers at times follow no logical pattern and can repeat numbers depending on the stadium model.

The support files in this link are needed for this method - Download

Step One
We have the Juventus stadium displaying generic adboards, however we want to place a fan banner in the middle of the goal, to do this we have to know how to assign adboards to certain positions

Install the attached graphic files and open up the ads.xml file in the football manager folder and the XML Insert LCD file from the download. in the XML Insert LCD file locate the following code;

<!-- Club section for club ID #661 -->
<list id="1139">
<integer value="3500"/>
<integer value="661000"/>
<integer value="661001"/>

Change the <list id="1139"> code to include your clubs ID number, paste this into the Ads.xml file and load up FM18 again, Our match with Juventus now looks like this;

We now have adboards which tell us which number each adboard is within the xml file, note that not all adboards are unique and adboard '0' will be repeated 3 times on this screen.

Step Two
We now need to assign our banners to correct positions. My code here assigns my 3 new adboards to the game (See the guide on page 1 for more detailed instructions).
<!-- Juventus ads -->
<record id="8000" path="pictures/ads/generic/black"/>
<record id="8001" path="pictures/ads/europe/italy/clubs/juventus/drughi"/>
<record id="8002" path="pictures/ads/europe/italy/clubs/juventus/sud"/>

I want a plain black adboard to display at adboard '0' and my banners behind the goal, in this case Drughi as adboard '32' and Sud as adboard '31'.

We now go back to our first piece of code to place these 3 new boards in there correct position, we know that <integer value="661000"/> represents adboard '0' so we change this to <integer value="8000"/>, likewise we change <integer value="661031"/> adboard '31' to <integer value="8002"/> 'Drughi' and <integer value="661032"/> adboard '32' to <integer value="8001"/> 'Sud'
<!-- Juventus -->
<list id="1139">
<integer value="3500"/>
<integer value="8000"/>
<integer value="661001"/>
<integer value="8002"/>
<integer value="8001"/>

load up FM18 and we get this result

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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.

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.

Once made from the Layer menu select Merge Layers, then copy the adboard.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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

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.


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

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.

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)

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.

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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Tutorial No.2
Rolling Object

This tutorial will explain how to create the rolling effect below.

Step 1
To begin my image has 3 layers, Background, Taxi and Logo. In this image we want to apply the rolling effect to the Logo layer. To apply this sort of effect we need to make a Smart object to do this we right click on the Logo Layer and select the Convert to Smart Object option.

Step 2
Our next step is to create a beginning and end of the animation, this is done by dragging the timeline to the desired start point and selection the Transform option, this will give our logo a starting position. Next we move the timeline along and again select the Transform option, this now gives us an end position. At this point the Logo should be dragged to the desired end position

Step 3
At this point our logo travel's from one end of the D Taxis text to the other, now we want to add a rolling effect. This is achieved by moving the timeline along 00.05 and again selecting the Transform option, now we want to rotate the angle 180 degrees this is done by selecting; Edit > Transform > Rotate then typing 180 in the angle field.

Step 4
Repeat the above step every 0.05 seconds mixing between 180 and 0 degrees....0..180..0..180..0..180..0..180..0

Now we have the finished effect, if the image is going from right to left instead then angles would be 0 and -180

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Seems Arsenal video ads don't show.Looked in xml file and don't look like there's line with <record id="81075" path="video_ads/england/clubs/arsenal/arsenal" animated="true"/>
Thought for video ads to show you had to have video_ads in it
Seems Arsenal video ads don't show.Looked in xml file and don't look like there's line with <record id="81075" path="video_ads/england/clubs/arsenal/arsenal" animated="true"/>
Thought for video ads to show you had to have video_ads in it

Arsenal video ads and banners will show with the club ads xml, however, with the no clubs ads xml only Arsenal banners and upper tier ads will show
Yep working now ..Thanks for quick reply and great work.
Only seems to be the fly emirates video ad that plays all match
Only seems to be the fly emirates video ad that plays all match

Whenever I test anything its in highlight mode and in highlight mode they all work fine, however in live mode ever video ads just loops through the first one, I don't know if its due to a new change in code needed for FM19 or a bug, right now I've removed the download link till I can resolve the issue

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how can I download?
how can I download?

The creator of the Ad Pack have removed the download link while they're fine-tuning the rotation of the video ads. It will be back up later.
Issue now resolved thanks to @aragornx17 Link in first post, for anyone who downloaded last night there is a fix file attached to this post
Great work, I plan to add a couple more clubs/competitions to Wales and possibly remake the Wales packs I have done previously to fit with the current designs
I installed the new FM19 1.0 Adboard Patch and noticed the Ads were working otherwise, but the game reverted back to default ads when my team was playing a friendly match. Then I noticed the graphics\... \default\ folder is in a wrong place.

According to fm.xml (either "no club" or "club" one) it should be here----> \graphics\pics\ads\default
and in the new Adboard Patch it's placed here----> \graphics\pics\ads\europe\default

As soon as I moved the \default\ folder out of the \europe\ folder, the ads for friendly matches started working again.

Just wanted to inform this in case someone else is having the same issue and wondering why that is.

P.S. Amazing adboards by the way, I'm absolutely loving them! Having the FM19 default ones pop up, even though it was just in a rather meaningless friendly match, made a ton of difference in the immersion and made me appreciate your work even more.
Thanks rabcp! Great work, as always!
Is this the same patch that was just posted on the SI forums a few days ago?
Is this the same patch that was just posted on the SI forums a few days ago?

December 11th, yes it is.
Is this the same patch that was just posted on the SI forums a few days ago?

Nope this patch is different, however, the patch on the si forums does use some of the content from this patch but mainly focuses on fan banners in place of pitch side ads, while this patch has proper pitchside ads with some clubs having banners in the upper tiers of stadiums
Nope this patch is different, however, the patch on the si forums does use some of the content from this patch but mainly focuses on fan banners in place of pitch side ads, while this patch has proper pitchside ads with some clubs having banners in the upper tiers of stadiums

Oh, sorry 'bout that. I misread the question as "Is this the same patch that was just posted on the SortitoutSI forums a few days ago?" and gave a wrong reply.
My mistake.
I've made some ads for the Cymru Alliance League and tried to code them, and for some reason a generic FM2008 ad shows up in the competition instead of my ads?
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