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Football Manager 2018

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by bsmaff, 17 August 2017.

  1. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    FOOTBALL MANAGER 2018 RELEASE UPDATE:-

    New version of Football Manager has now been released, so this is the first of the graphic updates.

    Real Names and German National Team Fix v1.0

    http://tvirusgaming.co.uk/downloads/FM18RealNames_v1.0.rar

    KITS 17/18 - last updated 01/11/17:-

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    http://tvirusgaming.co.uk/downloads/KITS011117.rar

    FACES FM 2018 v10.01:-

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    Full Download:-
    http://tvirusgaming.co.uk/downloads/faces_v10.01.rar

    Update to FM 2018 v10.01:-
    http://tvirusgaming.co.uk/downloads/faces_v10.01_update.rar

    STANDARD LOGOS FM 2018:-

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    Full Download:-
    http://tvirusgaming.co.uk/downloads/standard_logos.rar

    METALLIC LOGOS FM 2018 v0.0:-

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    Full Download:-
    http://tvirusgaming.co.uk/downloads/metallic_logos_fm2018_v0.rar


    STEEL LOGOS FM 2018:-

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    Full Download:-
    http://tvirusgaming.co.uk/downloads/steel_logos.zip

    BACKGROUND IMAGES:-

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    http://tvirusgaming.co.uk/downloads/backgrounds.zip

    STADIUM IMAGES FROM GOOGLE EARTH:-

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    http://tvirusgaming.co.uk/downloads/google_stadiums.zip
     
    Last edited: 10 November 2017
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  2. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    THIS WILL BE UPDATED WHEN DETAILS AND FEATURES HAVE BEEN RELEASED.
     
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  3. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Football Manager is now available to purchase on the Steam store and if you purchased FM 2017 they are giving owners a 25% discount on FM 2018.

    Features for the game will be released at some point in September.
     
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  4. Pyro

    Pyro League 1

    3 November 2011
    Looking forward to this year
     
  5. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    New Features video:-


    I have not watched yet but someone else's opinion from comments.
    Things I noticed in the video:

    - 3D looked much "cleaner" than FM17
    - Medical center. A place to get more (detailed) physio reports? Help to avoid injuries?
    - Hierarchy. A more detailed team feeling? Leaders other than captains?
    - Social groups. For players? "Friends play better together"? Making sure or a "togetherness" in the squad?
    - Better scouting reports
    - Scouting "packages". To increase knowledge of players based on certain criteria?
    - "Attribute cards". To help out with picking the team?
     
  6. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    I can't say I'm hugely excited by the new features - that "dynamics" bit seems weird to me, as a manager I wouldn't be wanting to know who hangs out together, seems a bit OTT - but what do I know, I haven't played it yet.

    Either way, really enjoyed 17 after a rocky start and I'll be getting this (although I'm worried my little Surface Pro might not cope this time around).
     
  7. Ayoubis

    Ayoubis Non-League

    28 September 2017
    Can't wait for FM18. I had no time to play FM17 when it released and ended up skipping it all together. Not gonna happen this year!
     
  8. Topaz

    Topaz Programmer/TheAwesomeGem

    21 October 2011
    United States
    Chelsea, Spain
    The game is going to be even more overwhelming this year.
     
  9. kamy100

    kamy100 Premiership

    9 June 2003
    Blackburn, UK
     
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  10. TwistedLogic

    TwistedLogic Voodoo Child

    5 February 2008
    Bulgaria
    Ludogorets Razgrad
    Purchased it on Steam weeks ago.

    I hope (hopeless! :D ) they improve the visuals in the game (3D match) as the stadium textures are terrible for a game made in year 2017 and also considered the best in the genre.

    One of my dreams is to see the Football Manager series combine the graphic engine, gameplay of PES. A fan view camera would be enough, I don't want to see custom player faces, it's not what this game is about.
     
  11. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    :BORED: You want to see state of the art graphics for stadiums, but face graphics "aren't what the game is about"?!

    The game "isn't about" graphics, full-stop! Yes the graphics could be 1,000x better, but the stadiums replicate the real ground layouts pretty well. I'd rather have the complete set of Football Manager stadiums in PES than a set of 20 very pretty ones to see over and over again, in every game, no matter what country you play in!
     
  12. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Agree FM isn't about the graphics at all, except the in-game graphics, as the game looks very bland and awful with plain logos.

    I like the fact the stadiums are all built using a script, which is dependant on the capacity - Some real stadiums might add something to the experience when playing in the Champions League, but in the lower leagues it is a massive breath of fresh air to play at different stadiums, rather than oh this week I am at Town Park again.
     
  13. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Released video showing the new and improved match engine:-

     
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  14. rojofa

    rojofa Conference

    15 September 2017
    I was a bit miffed/put off buying this because of the shady practices about the discount they offered.

    They offered this discount for pre-ordering when there was pretty much ZERO information about new features or improvements whatsoever, encouraging people to go in blindly... And then only give any indications right after this discount has ended.

    Why not show their hand and let people make an informed decision?
     
  15. shez

    shez League 1

    19 August 2005
    Because there's absolutely no competition and they don't even have to make an effort. A fate I think will happen to football games once PES goes down the drain sadly.
     
  16. rojofa

    rojofa Conference

    15 September 2017
    PES itself already does it with the Maradona pre-order bullshit, there's no way to get him in-game after release now right?

    FM is a tried and tested formula, you know what you're getting I guess.... But still, I'd rather they just said what they changed, what their vision is etc than to just leave you in the dark and ask for money. On principle I would rather not support this shit.
     
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  17. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Pre-ordered and I'll be on the beta tonight, I just couldn't get my 2017 Tranmere team to win on a consistent basis. Top of the league at the start of two seasons, only to crumble in the second half of the season, and I was sacked last night after a draw and a defeat in the first two games of the third season.

    So, fuck you 2017 Tranmere, hello 2018 beta Tranmere. :D

    Here's hoping I can get it to run on my ageing Surface Pro 3...
     
  18. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I personally have not attempted to play the game yet, your Surface Pro 3 should be fine.

    I was going to start a game tonight, whilst the Mrs watches the bake off.
    Most probably will start with Man Utd though, as don't like starting a game with Exeter until I know how to roughly get a semi-working formation and style of play + the game is normally pretty buggy until they release the 2nd patch, even the day one doesn't fix that much.
     
  19. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    I'm pretty surprised at the positive comments so far, I searched Twitter earlier for #footballmanager2018 and most people have nothing but praise for it. Don't remember it being that way last year!

    But of course, there will be lots of bugs that don't appear until people have played for days...

    Quickly tried to get into a game during my lunch hour but I can't find a way to get a full-screen resolution other than the tablet's native resolution - I usually have to select a really low resolution (I think it was 1368x768 for the last game)...

    It's unplayable at 1080p (well, the match engine is), as you can imagine!

    EDIT: Oh fuck.

    Why have they done that? I'm screwed, now.
     
    Last edited: 31 October 2017
  20. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    We have issues with some of the Surfaces at work with certain programs on them.

    We change the resolution to 1440 x 900 for the programs to work properly at a decent viewable size
     
  21. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Really annoying, though - I've got 6-7 games on it (FM17, Civ 5, some Fallout games, some Witcher games)... All work flawlessly, but all of them change the resolution of the screen when running them.

    Now I have to change the desktop resolution? For one game? Why, when it was absolutely fine in the previous game?!

    There's got to be some way around it... Even if it means having a batch file set up somewhere...
     
  22. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I could install steam on a Surface Pro we have at work and have a look.

    But I think it is because FM when in full screen, now runs windowed/borderless, so it looks like it is running full screen when it isn't
     
  23. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I have now updated the 1st post with the latest graphics for FM 2018.

    The logos are the only thing which have not been updated yet, so these are using the logos from FM 17.

    I will update the graphics when the new versions become available, which will more likely be when the game is fully released and not in BETA.
     
  24. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Spent hours last night trying to get the game to play nicely with the Surface. FM17 was perfect, no problems on low graphics settings. FM18 - I'm having to change my desktop resolution pre-game all the time, and even then it's really weird, with Minecraft levels of detail.

    Really don't want to have to swap the Surface for a laptop - really love it - but it doesn't look like FM18 will play nicely with it.
     
  25. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I will try it on a spare Surface 3 I have at work later today and see what issues it has and if they can be resolved.

    The only thing I can see wrong with the Surface is that the screen is native 4K, which also worries me as I recently purchased a 4K monitor.

    I do know that some of the guys have issues with the Surfaces at work with certain applications, mainly Remote Desktop and some of our older systems.
     
  26. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    If you don't want to run the game at 4K, you either have to change your desktop resolution pre-game (and post-game), or run it windowed.

    I find this absolutely batshit mental. Every game I have needs to run at less than 4K. They all let you pick a resolution. Every previous FM did.

    But I've asked SI about it and, to their credit, they responded:


    I'm amazed more people don't have any complaint about this...

    But I've got around it by downloading Setres and creating a couple of desktop shortcuts: one to change to a low resolution, and the other to reset it.

    It won't run at FM17's 1368x768 or less, though - the player selection part of the tactics screen just won't fit - so I've had to up it a little (1440x900), and it works. It's not 30fps, but it works, and I don't want to have to abandon the Surface and buy a £600 laptop for the sake of this one game, so...
     
  27. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    1440 x 900 is the resolution we have to change all our Surfaces at work too, so that everything functions correctly.

    Friday is pretty much my dos day at work, so will get it loaded and working on a Surface tomorrow..

    Still have not even loaded and tried the game yet, but will do at some point as need to run a few holiday games to get a half decent base tactic to use - Probably after the Day 1 patch as they always release a big patch Day 1 which fixes bugs and changes a lot of how the match engine works.
     
  28. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Just downloading all the bits from your site now, ready to make a serious start. Thank you!
     
  29. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Game is officially released tomorrow, and noticed there is updated graphics with the new player/team ID's.

    So around lunch time tomorrow I will update the 1st post will all the latest graphics, and the German team fix.
     
  30. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Thanks as always - been enjoying the beta, although scorelines in the lower leagues are a bit mental (16 goals in the last TWO games I've played in)... Have you had chance to play it?
     

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