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Is this working for anyone in new update ?


i just checked it, its still working for me. Only thing that might cause some problems is the Data Update File. But even that one worked fine for me
Do you still working on the file? I would be very interested on it!

Does the start date will be on June or July 2019, or still in 2018?


Hi, yes im still working on it.... kinda . pretty busy atm with RL stuff.
I got Germany and Italy so far. If your intrested you can go ahead

Planning on a 1st July 2019 start

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Hi there, im currently working on a full Start Date 19/20.
Just wanna know if someone is also wokring on that currently.. 2 people working on the same thing is kinda a waste of time.
So maybe someone out there wants to team up and work on those files together.

Im currently working on:

Italy (1st & 2nd)
Spain (1st & 2nd)
Germany (1st & 2nd)

the plans so far are to finish the top 10 Leagues in Europe till mid June
+ Champions League and Europa League if theres time
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**Update**

Appears the playoff final fixtures were getting confused with the earlier fixtures between the teams earlier in the season. Updated the fixtures and all goo now

Hi

I followed the instructions to the letter several times, however when I load up, the Skybet Championship is all out of whack, There are about 6 teams relegated even though they are not in the relegation places and 2 teams have been crowned champions even though they aren't at the top. Using 19.3.0 database and custom start date 14 May 19.

One thing that seems to happen that isn't mentioned in your instructions, is in the editor when I save or export the editor data, the file name is saved as 'League & Data Updates', which isn't mentioned in the instructions?


Hi, yes its possible that the 2nd English Division has some problems - its not my Fixtures File - its the one sortitoutsi.net gives us.
Remember the file you "save" is unimportant how you name it or where you save it on... you dont gonna need it later on. When you "export" the File just go to the same Location you imported it and click on the file you want to overwrite. The name should change automatically to the one you choose.

Hope that helps

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I am having the same problem, It starts me on the right date but none of the results are recorded and my next fixture is 123 days away. Can anyone help with this? It worked fine in FM2018.
Also, when I follow the instructions above for the editor, it won't let me load the data, there is nothing to select unless I choose import.


https://sortitoutsi.net/forums/topic/47677/idiots-guide-custom-start-date-2019
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ATTENTION !!!

Since we are few weeks away from Season19/20 more and more people are creating new FM19 files.
This method you see here is still up to date - nevertheless you should consider taking a look around in the forums or the Steam Workshop.
You most likely will find a better way/files to download the newest Season!


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Status: Up to Date
as of: 23. April.2019
latest database: 19.3.0

approximate time: 20 minutes
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Steps:
Step 1: Set up (what do i need?)
Step 2: Downloads (what files do i have to download?)
Step 3: Editor (which file do i need to edit?)
Step 4: Start the game (which leagues do i need?)


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Step 1: Set up (what do i need?)

- Football Manager 2019
- Football Manager 2019 Editor
- Custom Date Folder (optional)

Football Manager 2019:
Its the main Game. If you dont have it, what are you doing here. Check for any Updates for the game.

Football Manager 2019 Editor:
Open Steam, go to "Library" > "Tools" and Install "Football Manager 2019 Editor"


Custom Date Folder (optional):
Open your Windows Explorer Folder and go to "Documents" > "Sports Interactive" > "Football Manager 2019" > "editor data".
Create a new Folder called "Custom Date Folder"
(If you dont know how to find your directory use WIN + R and type in "Explorer". From there on make the same way as explained above)

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Step 2: Downloads (what files do i have to download?)

- Custom Start Date
- Real Fixtures
- Data Update (optional)

Custom Start Date & Real Fixures:
Go to "Download" on this link https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-start-date.
This download contains a .zip File which in it self includes two .xml Files.
Copy the Files (Custom Start Date & Real Fixures) into your "editor data" Folder => "Documents" > "Sports Interactive" > "Football Manager 2019" > "editor data" > "Custom Date Folder (optional)

Data Update (optional):
Download the Data Update FIle on this link https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-data-update
note: Download the FM 2019 version
The Download contains a .zip File. Open it and every folder inside untill you see the "Data Uptade.xml" file.
Copy the File (Custom Start Date & Real Fixures) into your "editor data" Folder => "Documents" > "Sports Interactive" > "Football Manager 2019" > "editor data" > "Custom Date Folder" (optional)

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Step 3: Editor (which file do i need to edit?)

- Open Football Manager 2019
- Load the current Database
- Import the Custom Start Date File
- Activate "Advanced Rules"
- Set up your custom date
- Save the File
- Verify the File
- Export the File

Open Football Manager 2019 Editor:
Open Steam. Go to "Library" > "Installed" > "Football Manager 2019 EDITOR" //its probably somewhere in the buttom

Load the current Database:
After you started FM 2019 Editor a window pops up asking you if you want to load the current Database. Click on "OK"

Import the Custom Start Date File:
Inside the FM 19 Editor you go to "Files" > "Import" > search for the Location you saved your downloaded files.
("Documents" > "Sports Interactive" > "Football Manager 2019" > "editor data" > "Custom Date Folder" (optional))
Load the "sortitoutsi.net Custom Start Date" file.

Activate "Advanced Rules":
Inside the FM Editor. Go to tab "Rules" > "Convert to Advanced Rules"

Set up your Custom Date:
Go to "Advanced Rules" > "Start Date" and Create a Start Date as follows:
Type = Start of Season --- Copetition = sortitoutsi.net League --- Year offset = 0 --- Season overlaps = [ ] --- Start Date = XX/XX/2019 (your current date)

Save the File:
Save your File. Go to "File" > "Save Editor data as" (save it anywhere it doesnt matter really)

Verify the File:
Go to the tab "Rules" > "Test Rules" > "all"

Export the File:
Go to "File" > "Export" > save it in your "editor data" folder
("Documents" > "Sports Interactive" > "Football Manager 2019" > "editor data" > "Custom Date Folder" (optional))


Step 4: Start the game (which leagues do i need?)

- Start Football Manager 2019
- Start Career
- Choose your database and Advanced Setup
- Choose your Leagues and your Custom Date

Start Football Manager 2019:
Open Steam. Start your Football Manager 2019.

Start Career:
You have to start a new Career. Its on the right side "Career".

Choose your database and Advanced Setup:
On the top left you can choose your database. You most likely dont have to change anything there.
Tick your both files "Fixtures" and "Start Date"

(Keep in mind that it should be the same database version as it was shown when you opened FM 19 Editor)
------> CLICK ON ADVANCEND SETUP on the buttom right- <------

Choose your Leagues and your Custom Date:
You HAVE TO add the "sortitoutsi.net League".
Then add your other Leagues you want for your game
As for GAME START DATE: choose the "sortitoutsi.net League" and there should appear the Date you edited on the FM 19 Editor.
(note: if you cant choose any start date from "sortitoutsi.net League", try to only use european leagues + sortitoutsi.net League)


Start the Game and have fun



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Thank you, this was perfect and it is now working with the right fixtures, results, league tables and start date. Truly i am very very thankful



just realised there are still 2 match days missing. I think i mixed my Fixtures file and the Sortitoutsi Fixtures file up... but at least its working. Gonna update those fixtures when i got time this week

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I have downloaded the file from https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-start-date however nothing about it seems to be working. I have looked at other topics where people are also saying its not working for them but if im honest, the replies given do not many any sense to me.

I have version 19.3, i have followed the instructions to the latter on that webpage however when i load a new game the start date is always March 26th 2018. It says there are 140 odd days until the first match.

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to sort this out and make it so it starts on the date the download is meant to. I've seen there is editor data that needs changing but once again following that doesnt do anything.

In the editor, under file > load editor data nothing comes up. It does under "import" however but i dont know what to do with them next.

Can someone help me understand in simple terms how to get this working and why it doesnt say on the official page what else needs to be done as its laid out so damn simple on the page i have linked however nothing is working.

Im willing to do all the further actions myself, im not complaining about having to do it, i just need to know in simple terms how to. Im familiar with the editor however i am also autistic and some of the explanations given on this forum dont explain things totally accurately.

Can someone help me with this.

If you still got problems just try this:

- open FM Editor and load your database
- go to "File" tab and then "Load Editor Data" - NOT IMPORT
- choose the UP TO DATE file
- after its loaded go to "Test competition" on the left side
- click on "create new test" and let it simulate a season
- next go to the tab "Rules"
- click on "Test Rules" and then on "All"

after all this just SAFE your editor data - not export and put both files "Start date" and "Fixures" in your editor directory.
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... and this one as well

File 2

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Yeah, i know that the dude who created the files put a lot of work into this - but by all fairness hes explanation to the fix are not good.
i changed some things on the files it works for me now. Its up to date (3.April 2019)

When you choose your leagues dont forget to choose the Custom League and choose the start date from the custom league.
Also try to use only european leagues first.

if i still doesnt work just ask


File 1

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It says: ".... file needs to be tested and verified..."
how do i verify it?? i mean i know how to test it, theres a big "Test database" button.. but where is verify??


Solved: its under Rules -> verify Rules "choose your rule" I just finished the real time fixures file

PS: the "start date" file is still wrong.. working on it

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Starting Dates are completle wrong for me. I can only choose 2 Dates in 2017 and 01/01/2018... yes i selected the sortitoutsi "league"...