Chris Nielson Activity

05
Jun
1 week ago
Hey Bret! Good question. No, the opening/closing stage was my original vision, but it took a couple months to figure it out. There is an option in the editor to create league breaks where games don't take place - that's how it worked in the original versi...
13
May
1 month ago
Hi Christian - I'm sorry for the slow reply. So, the reason Liga MX is labelled that in the db is that is what I found when I googled the name - if there has been a change in sponsorship (or anything else I should be aware of) please let me know and I can...
07
May
1 month ago
Hey Brit - it would be helpful to know what part you want to change to UEFA. My guess is probably no (not without a LOT of work in the editor), but it would be helpful to know the specific changes you want to make. 
07
May
1 month ago
Thanks for the picture and explanation - my guess is that it has something to do with distance for the clubs and the size of their max attendances. I'll have to poke around a bit and see what's going on with that. 
19
Apr
1 month ago
Hi Tan! Great question. The short version is, the database files can't be changed once the game is going. You'll need to start a new game with the new db files for the changes I made for 24.4 to take effect. As far as the graphics go,  you have now w...
12
Apr
2 months ago
Also, I just updated the files for the 24.4 database, and made a few changes:24.4 Updates (4/11)The big one this time - levels 1-7 now have formal opening and closing stages. The winner of the stages win automatic promotion - if the same team wins both st...
16
Mar
2 months ago
Yeah - SI broke the homegrown rules in custom databases in the last update - the bug thread is here: https://community.sigames.com/bugtracker/football-manager-2024-early-access-bugs-tracker/all-other-issues/all-players-lost-their-homegrown-status-r22164/....
05
Mar
3 months ago
Yes. The clubs are the same as we have in real life, but they are split geographically and in different divisions (and obviously it has pro/rel, which the United States doesn't utilize in real life.) If you're looking for a realistic database I'd point yo...
04
Mar
3 months ago
That's a clever workaround Bret. If SI doesn't post a hotfix by the next iteration I'll probably implement that.  Also, I'm attaching the kits I used in game that I think worked - let me know if this fixes your problem. 
04
Mar
3 months ago
Hey Jameson! I think that has to do with club reputation. I've found in my saves that the lower level US teams get 12 mo contracts to start, but that by the time I make it to the top tier I can get 3 year contracts. I think that's the issue there, and onc...
02
Mar
3 months ago
HI everyone - quick 24.3 related update. It appears that there is a bug that has wiped out homegrown at nation and club data in custom databases. I remade the US, Mexican, and Canadian dbs and removed the homegrown eligibilities. You can find them below:
02
Mar
3 months ago
Also, a quick note (as I just loaded up my save from 24.1) - it looks like there is a bug in the newest data update that wipes out homegrown statuses of players in long term saves. You can post your experience in this thread to help highlight the issue fo...
01
Mar
3 months ago
Hi Azreal! First question - I forgot to turn off the mirror for the original version of the databases. The one that is still active is verified for 23.3. And as far as the second goes, no, there isn't a real difference - they provide kits for each of the...
01
Mar
3 months ago
Hi Everyone! I wanted to let you know that the files have been updated for 24.3, including the kits and the logos. There have also been several changes from the initial version, including setting up Reserve and U19 leagues for the US database, adding in s...
28
Feb
3 months ago
Quick note for those following along - I finished an update that addresses a few of the above issues (like the youth set-up and an issue with Central American teams not getting into the proper round in the club competitions) and some other quality of life...
20
Feb
3 months ago
Hi Bret! I tried to do a simpler version of the youth leagues that didn't work this year. I probably need to do a more extensive build on the youth leagues in the editor - I'll work on that for V2.
20
Feb
3 months ago
Yes! I realized there were some oversights (including Spokane and Antelope Valley) that will be added in the next version. Usually there's a big database release from SI in March, so I'm aiming to have that update (with a few quality of life improvements)...
07
Feb
4 months ago
Hi DonJohn - usually when a kit doesn't show up in game, its either because there is an error with the id, or the team doesn't have a kit in game. You need to use the pre-game editor to add the kits for the missing teams if the id is correct.  A...
26
Jan
4 months ago
you need to create a graphics folder in the (in windows) documents/sports interactive/football manager 2024/ file directory. You can then place the logos and kits in there and it will show up in game. 
16
Jan
4 months ago
Enjoy GhostyBear! You'll have to let me know what you think about the changes. 
16
Jan
4 months ago
I believe you have to use the the US file with the club competitions file because of the changes I made to the US League structure. I didn't make changes to Canada or Mexico this year, so I think (in theory) you could use the vanilla version of those leag...
22
Nov
6 months ago
HI Ghosty Bear! Yes. It will be updated and released at some point (in theory) - right now there are a couple of bugs with the editor that make it hard to create the 24 version. You can, however, load it up in 23 and port it forward - I've done that with...
08
Oct
8 months ago
Ah yes, the Bavarians, my home town team. I think the 12 month limit is because of the reputation of the club - I've run into that one before, and I think you see similar things in other countries in game. The large number of Argentinians is probably the...
08
Oct
8 months ago
Hi xythos - I realize I don't think I responded at any point, so apologies for that. I'll do some digging and see if there is a setting I'm not aware of that's causing the issue. 
08
Oct
8 months ago
I had only seen it with MLS teams, so it's interesting it would happen with a non-MLS one. Which team was it?
02
Oct
8 months ago
Here is the file I made for Trey - the top division TV contract is $100m, as opposed to $2b in my original, so there is significantly less money throughout the pyramid. Enjoy everyone, and I'm looking forward to the FM 24 version!
16
Aug
9 months ago
‘Thanks Xythos. I have seen something similar happen - I am curious if the MLS teams are hardcoded to have a limited roster size. There are a number of issues we've found with MLS, and this may be another one. Do you see any non-MLS teams having this issu...
18
Jun
11 months ago
No problem - I'm glad you're enjoying it! I'm always in the market for changes for future versions - what changes did you make?
16
Jun
11 months ago
Hey Nate - I'm sorry for the instability issues you're running into. It seems like something that's been an issue of late - I don't know if there was a shadow update that I missed, but it seems to be a common problem. I think it's  a bug in the game...
08
Jun
1 year ago
I updated the US database with the Messi transfer. It now goes through on July 1, 2023. 
01
Jun
1 year ago
I think this is the last tweak I'm trying for FM 23 - I redid the CONCACAF competitions. The new competition tree looks something like this: The problem with the CONCACAF leagues (for anyone who has played) is that the gap in talent between the top a...
23
May
1 year ago
Hi friends! Since it looks like we're at the end of the FM 23 window, This summer I may release a few test versions I've been working on. They're elements I may or may not include in the FM 24 version of this database, so I want to see if anyone wants to...
21
May
1 year ago
Hi Airi - thanks for continuing to dig in, and yes, you found what looks like the workaround - if you have the in game editor, quit before the fourth Monday in August, sim pass the date, then jump back into the club. It impacts more than just my mod (http...
17
May
1 year ago
Yes, I have tried to dig around and figure out how to show the qualifications as well as the playoffs, but haven't figured it out… yet. Maybe one day. 
16
May
1 year ago
There isn't a coefficient, or I haven't figured out how to set it up, but here is a Google sheet with the number of teams from each nation: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HnZqraLuQdgzmFo37QRCqeeOcGvqJIUFsYbcQ5SAzP4/edit?usp=sharing.
15
Apr
1 year ago
Yep! For your purposes you'll want to use the basic database - there is a bug in the game that causes lower level saves to crash to desktop on August 23rd of the first season. There are a lot more features in the advanced db, including the immersive deadl...
14
Apr
1 year ago
I just updated to 23.4 for all of the files in the database. It's also live on steam if you are subscribed over there. Thanks everyone for your patience!
14
Apr
1 year ago
Yes! I needed to take a little bit of a break after getting it out for 23.3, but I'm planning to hop back in and start upgrading. I'm hoping to have it done by the ebnd of the weekend - I'll post here when it's done.  Also, Airi - my guess is th...
20
Mar
1 year ago
Based on the test I just ran and Airi's tests, I think everything at and below Peacock League one (the third tier) CTDs on August 22nd. 
20
Mar
1 year ago
Hi Trey! Also thank you for your work. I'm attaching two options for you  - an advanced and basic one. They have the same cash values, and this way you can look at it either in the higher or lower levels. Thanks again for taking a look!
20
Mar
1 year ago
Hi Airi! Thanks for beta testing this file for me. It looks like the August 22nd date isn't connected to anything in the game - there was a cup draw on that date, but I moved it and it still crashed to desktop. We had a similar issue in FM 22, (https://co...
19
Mar
1 year ago
I did make the packs. It's good to know about St. Louis City (I had to remake it for this edition because of a change in the database) and the league logos. If you let me know the other ones I'll make the changes and re-upload it. Thanks Airi!
19
Mar
1 year ago
Hi Trey - the league rewards were an attempt to combine US TV rights with the prize structure of the Premier League, and it was an intentional part of the design. However, it seems like this is presenting an issue for some, so if you want to test the file...
19
Mar
1 year ago
As a Zealand fan, I feel obliged to sing the LOANS song to you (look for loans to fill out your team (essentially a short term contract where the player returns to their original team at the end of it.) You get up to six, so choose wisely.) If you want mo...
17
Mar
1 year ago
I'm glad you got it figured out. For others who are curious, my guess is that the Canada and US databases weren't active. Since it replaces and expands the leagues in both, you need to make sure they are both checked to have them in game - otherwise you g...
11
Mar
1 year ago
Hi everyone! The full CONCACAF EUD is live. I ran two tests with the files for stability - there were no crashes, one went 20 years and the other 45, so I feel pretty good about the state of the set. Additionally, the kits and logos should be updated for...
09
Mar
1 year ago
Quick update for those following the thread - I found a workaround for the continental competitions, and will hopefully have a first draft of the broader Concacaf EUD and the advanced rules for the US and Canada done by the weekend for people to start pla...
08
Mar
1 year ago
Hi Tarajos! MLS is notoriously hard to modify in the editor - there is a lot that is hardcoded in it, and that makes it challenging to make changes. You're probably better off renaming one of the existing clubs if you want to do that. 
05
Mar
1 year ago
A quick note - I mentioned this at the top, but right now CONCACAF continental competitions aren't showing up in game when they are modded. Because of this I'm going to hold off on releasing the continental competitions and the non-active concacaf nations...