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FM20 Adboard Patch


Features
  • Generic video ads for English Premiership, French Ligue 1, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A & Spanish Liga Santander
  • Adjusted all club ads to display properly with FM20 stadium models
  • Adjusted ads for Cardiff City, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Notts County, Yeovil Town, Leyton Orient & Salford City to represent new leagues for FM19
  • Updated video ads for all English Premiership ads
Preview's
https://i.postimg.cc/S2FF5g81/20191229233000-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/CBGTVbsh/20191230000840-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rRq6yzfS/20191230001536-1.jpg



I have dedicated 1000's of hours, making and coding adbaords for Football Manager since 2008. These adbaord patches have attracted over 100,000 downloads and remain the only real way to inject some personality into the Football Manager match engine. While this is a free patch if you wish to donate as way of thanking me for my time you can do so by the link below
https://i.postimg.cc/FRCphfYp/button.png


Links
v1.0
Download
v1.1
Download - PC
Download - MAC
V1.2
Download - PC
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V1.2.1 (Dortmund Fix)
Download - PC


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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

https://i.postimg.cc/7ZNBs1nN/afc.png 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 (Video Ads) (sigames & tnals473 Ads) & K League Challenge (Video Ads) (sigames & tnals473 Ads)

https://i.postimg.cc/5tNsZHPW/uefa.png 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 (Video ads) & Ligue 2 (sigames) (Video ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/52xzk6761/ger.png Germany
Bundesliga (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)
https://i.postimg.cc/D0S4vhth/nor.png 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)
https://i.postimg.cc/Zn98np1C/sco.png 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 (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)
JD Welsh Cymru North (RhylFCkiko ads)
JD Welsh Cymru South (RhylFCkiko ads)

https://s26.postimg.cc/umjjwcd8p/cocacaf.png North America
https://i.postimg.cc/Kv71S6kp/can.png Canada
Canadian Premier League (sigames) (Video ads)
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

https://i.postimg.cc/7ZNBs1nN/afc.png Asia
AFC Champions League & AFC Cup

https://i.postimg.cc/5tNsZHPW/uefa.png 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

https://i.postimg.cc/7ZNBs1nN/afc.png Asia
https://s26.postimg.cc/75z80cs7d/chn.png China
CFA Cup (Video ads) (KAEDE AK)
https://i.postimg.cc/6q8Lnj0w/irn.png Iran
Hazfi Cup (Presee Ads)
https://s26.postimg.cc/6p9f06f2h/kor.png South Korea
Korean FA Cup (tnals473 Ads)

https://i.postimg.cc/5tNsZHPW/uefa.png 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)
https://i.postimg.cc/cCvcyxrf/eng.png 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
https://i.postimg.cc/D0S4vhth/nor.png 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)
https://i.postimg.cc/Zn98np1C/sco.png 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)
Clubs


https://i.postimg.cc/5tNsZHPW/uefa.png Europe

https://i.postimg.cc/pr9zpsQj/cro.png Croatia PRVA HNL
Dinamo Zagreb (Ultra banners only)

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

https://s26.postimg.cc/ccjk2vlqh/ned.png Dutch Eredivisie
Ajax (TV_Capper)

https://i.postimg.cc/cCvcyxrf/eng.png England
Premiership
Arsenal, Aston Vila, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, , Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Sheffield United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Ham United & Wolves (All Video Ads)
Championship
Barnsley, Birmingham City (rabcp) (Video ads), Blackburn Rovers (rabcp/TV_Capper) (Video ads), Brentford (rabcp) (Video ads), Bristol City, Cardiff City (rabcp) (Video ads), Charlton Athletic, Derby County (rabcp) (Video ads), Fulham (rabcp) (Video ads), Huddersfield Town (rabcp) (Video ads), Hull City, Leeds United (rabcp) (Video ads), Luton Town, Middlesbrough (rabcp) (Video ads), Millwall, Nottingham Forest (rabcp) (Video ads), Preston North End, QPR, Reading, 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, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderes, Bristol Rovers, Burton Albion, Bury, Coventry City (rabcp/TV_Capper) (Video ads), Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Ipswich Town (rabcp/Beast72) (Video ads), Oxford City, Peterborough United, , Portsmouth, Rochdale, Rotherham United, Shrewsbury Town, Southend United, Sunderland (rabcp) (Video ads) & Wycombe Wanderers (All TV_Capper Ads)
League 2
Bradford City, 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, Plymouth Argyle, Port Vale, Salford City, Scunthorpe United, Stevenage, Swindon Town & Walsall (All TV_Capper Ads)
National League
Barnet (TV_Capper Ads), Chesterfield (TV_Capper Ads), Eastleigh (TV_Capper Ads), Tranmere Rovers(TV_Capper Ads) & Yeovil Town (TV_Capper 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
Bundesliga
Bayern Munich (rabcp/jroberts) (Video ads), Borussia Dortmund (rabcp/jroberts) (Video ads) & Schalke 04 (Vassilis_3 )
2.Bundesliga
VFB Stuttgart (jeff roberts) (Video ads)

https://i.postimg.cc/D0S4vhth/nor.png 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, Arsenal Tula, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnodar, Lokomotiv Moscow, Rostov, Rubin Kazan, Spartak Moscow, Ufa, Ural Yekaterinburg & Zenit St. Petersburg (All map788/rabcp)
Football National League
Anzhi Makhachkala, SKA-Khabarovsk

https://s26.postimg.cc/8qic3z4qx/sco.png Scotland
Scottish Premiership
Aberdeen, Celtic (Video ads), Hamilton, Hearts, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Motherwell, Rangers (Video ads), Ross County, St. Johnstone & St. Mirren
Scottish Championship
Alloa Athletic, Arbroath, Ayr United, Dundee, Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, Greenock Morton, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Partick Thistle, Queen of the South
Scottish League One
Airdrieonians, Dumbarton, East Fife, Falkirk, Forfar Athletic, Raith Rovers & Stranraer
Scottish League Two
Albion Rovers,Brechin City & Queen's Park

https://i.postimg.cc/wMyt23GR/esp.png Spanish La Liga
Alaves, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Celta Vigo, Eibar, Espanyol, Getafe, Granada, Leganes, Levante, Mallorca, Osasuna, Real Betis, Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Valencia, Valladolid & Villarreal (crackvictor)
Spanish Segunda División
Cadiz, Deportive La Coruna, Ponferradina & Racing Santander (crackvictor)

https://i.postimg.cc/8cJTYzr2/sui.png Swiss Super League
FC Basel (Ultra banners only)

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

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International Competitions

https://i.postimg.cc/7ZNBs1nN/afc.png Asia
AFC World Cup Qualifiers (Presee Ads)

https://i.postimg.cc/5tNsZHPW/uefa.png 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

https://i.postimg.cc/5tNsZHPW/uefa.png Europe
https://i.postimg.cc/D0S4vhth/nor.png Norway (einherjer83 Ads)
F.A.Q


Where should I install the files too?

XML files
https://i.postimg.cc/Qd0M1C6c/xml.png

Graphics
https://i.postimg.cc/WbmzpXgW/graphics.png
If playing on a MAC system install the graphics to this path;
Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/football manager 2020/graphics/pictures/ads

Videos
https://i.postimg.cc/FH9RY3x9/videos.png

Bidstack Fix
https://i.postimg.cc/SxD6ZWQs/bidstack.png
Video Guide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5pi0g-teKM&t=25s
Why are there two different xml files?
As the folder names suggest one xml file contains club specific adboards and one does not. This has been done as in previous patches people have complained that they see clubs specific adboards in cup competitions. Due the way the xml file there is no way around this using code. The only solution is the use of two files, the pictures below demonstrate the difference in the xml files.
https://i.postimg.cc/3RDb5LW9/no-clubs.png

https://i.postimg.cc/8Cc0wkS2/clubs.png


Why are my video adboards are black?
https://i.postimg.cc/RZrNhr7j/error-3.png
Either your video ads are in the wrong location or your system can not cope with HD graphics.
- Ensure you video ads are in this location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos
- Try re-naming the 'HD' folder in the above location to 'SD' this tricks the system into treating the video as SD files.

What happened to the static ads?
https://i.postimg.cc/28L1CjZQ/error-2.png

https://i.postimg.cc/mZ5cx1tZ/error-1.png
This error occus when FM can not find the correct static ads.
- Ensure the static ads are the the following location:
PC - Documents/Sports Interactive/football manager 2020/graphics/pictures/ads
MAC - Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/football manager 2020/graphics/pictures/ads
- Ensure this path (graphics/pictures/ads) contains only lowercase charcters.

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
  • RhylFCKiko- Wales
  • 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 the creation of a simple static adboard.
https://youtu.be/IiilCjasmkc
Once you have made an adboard save it to a folder within My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2020/graphics/ads

How to code an adboard
Open up the ads.xml file located My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2020/ads

Step one
First of all you have to load the graphics into FM20 which is done by the following piece of code the near the top of the xml file
<!-- Hibernian ads -->
<record id="2191" path="pictures/ads/generic/macron b"/>


What this code means
<!-- Hibernian ads --> identifies to whoever is reading the xml file what this piece of code is for adboards specific to Hibernian
<record id="2191" - Assigns a unique id number to specific adboard (you makes this number up but make sure it is not already in use elsewhere in the config)
path="pictures/ads/generic/macron b"/> - Location of the adboard which has just been given a unique id number

Step Two
The next bit of code determines where the previously assigned ad-boards will be displayed
<!-- Hibernian, rabcp -->
<list id="1517">
<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 --> -identifies to whoever is reading the xml file what this piece of code is for adboards specific to Hibernian with the content made by rabcp
<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.

When we load up Football Manager we can no see that our adboard is displayed within the game
https://i.postimg.cc/G27BnfrV/macron.png
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
https://i.postimg.cc/k59zcfbX/start.png


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"/>
.
.
.
</list>


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;
https://i.postimg.cc/T3nBgZh4/numbers.png

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"/>
</list>


load up FM18 and we get this result
https://i.postimg.cc/ncy6sHVm/flags.png


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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 convertio, upload your gif file choosing a .avi conversion and download the converted file.

11.
...

we now have a finished useable adboard.


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How to code Video Adboards


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 top of the xml file

<!-- Hibernian ads, rabcp -->
<record id="2190" path="video_ads/scotland/clubs/macron" animated="true"/>
<record id="2191" path="pictures/ads/europe/clubs/scotland/spl/hibernian/marathonbet"/>
<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

<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="video_ads/scotland/clubs/macron" animated="true"/> Location of a video adboard which has just been given a unique id number

path="pictures/ads/europe/clubs/scotland/spl/hibernian/marathonbet"/> - Location of a static adboard 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="1575">
<integer value="2190"/>
<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.

No as Hibernian play in a ground under 30,000 static adboards will display automatically as below;
https://s26.postimg.cc/ppkjl6rex/no_video.png


To allow Hibernian to display Video ads the following piece of code needs added at the bottom of the xml file, this can also been done for competitons or international teams;
<!-- All Hibernian home matches have to use LED -->
<record id="1575" led_force_flag="true" concatenate_next="true"/>


This code then turns on video ads and gives the below result
https://s26.postimg.cc/qqksab8eh/video.png
Tutorial No.2
Rolling Object


This tutorial will explain how to create the rolling effect below.
https://s26.postimg.cc/4ab8z3t7d/sample-1.gif

Step 1
https://s26.postimg.cc/wafcjf6yh/image.png
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
https://s26.postimg.cc/8jfz1az1l/image.png
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
https://s26.postimg.cc/3xjusy5sp/image.png
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
https://s26.postimg.cc/98yrdof0p/image.png
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
Some previews of static adbaord updates to Scottish and French clubs.
https://i.postimg.cc/qBQf4dPz/old-firm.png

https://i.postimg.cc/gjg1DvVv/france.png


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Looking forward to it


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YES! Can't wait @rabcp Been using your adboards for years now. Also been using your FM 19 ad-boards in FM 20 and they work great. But of course, ad-boards specifically made for FM 20 are much better though. Can't wait.
Brilliant!!! Really looking forward to this. Thank you very much in advance.

@rabcp. I'm going to try to do some video adboards for a club I've created. Thank you for providing a tutorial and the tools you use. Xmedia Recode is only available on Windows, do you know of a similar software for macOS, please? Thanks.

Cheers

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Great work Rab!!!
I hope you can do more German Teams.
@rabcp any chance of making the new prem league ad into a video ad please and also any chance of making a new fifa 20 video ad please many thanks

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EPL Static club ads preview 1
https://i.postimg.cc/SK9ZXPmM/epl-1.png
Tottenham, Sheff Utd & Wolves


Brilliant!!! Really looking forward to this. Thank you very much in advance.

@rabcp. I'm going to try to do some video adboards for a club I've created. Thank you for providing a tutorial and the tools you use. Xmedia Recode is only available on Windows, do you know of a similar software for macOS, please? Thanks.

Cheers


Sorry I've never owned a Mac so have no idea what video converter would be compatible, I hope you find one though.

Great work Rab!!!
I hope you can do more German Teams.

Thanks, I'm planning on doing some Bundesliga teams.

@rabcp any chance of making the new prem league ad into a video ad please and also any chance of making a new fifa 20 video ad please many thanks

I'll be sticking with the EPL anti racism adboard but I might make a FIFA 2020 one.
EPL Static club ads preview 1
https://i.postimg.cc/SK9ZXPmM/epl-1.png
Tottenham, Sheff Utd & Wolves


Sorry I've never owned a Mac so have no idea what video converter would be compatible, I hope you find one though.

Thanks, I'm planning on doing some Bundesliga teams.

I'll be sticking with the EPL anti racism adboard but I might make a FIFA 2020 one.


Cheers

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Looks great already @rabcp
Any chance you will also create Italian Serie A adboards?
Looks great already @rabcp
Any chance you will also create Italian Serie A adboards?

Potentially, at the very least I’ll be updating the generic Serie A video ads and adding ultra banners to Juventus, Inter, Roma & Napoli
EPL Static club ads preview 2

https://i.postimg.cc/q7Gt8f46/palace.png
Crystal Palace

https://i.postimg.cc/nLxjjVbt/norwich.png
Norwich City

https://i.postimg.cc/zGKHGbQj/man-city.png
Man City
EPL Static club ads preview 2

https://i.postimg.cc/q7Gt8f46/palace.png
Crystal Palace

https://i.postimg.cc/nLxjjVbt/norwich.png
Norwich City

https://i.postimg.cc/zGKHGbQj/man-city.png
Man City


Nice!
Looking great mate!
I'm playing LLM so haven't seen many video ads yet since the stadiums don't have it. I played one match at Wembley for the FA Trophy and it only used the built in game ads from SI. I assume that was normal since there probably weren't any FA Trophy specific ads in the patch. I recently played a friendly against Coventry and their video ads were blacked out. Do I have a problem? or is it just a function of the patch not working well with away friendlies? I'm in League 1 now and hope to enjoy this great patch.

By the way, these updates look great. This is the first time I've used the patch and I really enjoy it in my LLM save. When my team gets promoted I hope to enjoy these video ads too.

I'm playing LLM so haven't seen many video ads yet since the stadiums don't have it. I played one match at Wembley for the FA Trophy and it only used the built in game ads from SI. I assume that was normal since there probably weren't any FA Trophy specific ads in the patch. I recently played a friendly against Coventry and their video ads were blacked out. Do I have a problem? or is it just a function of the patch not working well with away friendlies? I'm in League 1 now and hope to enjoy this great patch.

By the way, these updates look great. This is the first time I've used the patch and I really enjoy it in my LLM save. When my team gets promoted I hope to enjoy these video ads too.

There should have been video ads for the FA Trophy Final! Maybe try renaming the 'HD' folder to 'SD', found here; C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos

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