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Title: FM 2012
Post by: tans on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 16:31:03
Demo is out now

http://store.steampowered.com/


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tans on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 17:13:18
yay player pictures and kits


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Langers on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 17:14:25
Thanks, will download now.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tans on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 17:25:40
Liking the naw layout

[url width=900 height=505]http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x480/tanswell2010/kerrouche.jpg[/url]


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 17:35:20
Fuck sake.

The uni network blocks online steam until 7pm so cant download yet!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 18:25:14
washbag, did you do our stats for the new game?

Hopefully we don't have Bristol City and Reading as 'Fierce Rivals' on this one.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 18:54:23
well thats my evening sorted, and to think i was going to be social and catch up with some old friends


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 18:55:05
Downloading now, hope its an improvement this time as it wasnt much of an improvement last time.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 20:34:45
Disappointed with it really, not many changes, a bit different GUI on it, better game graphics, better team talks, but the tactics side of it and prettymuch everything else is no different.

A few little tweaks like telling you when a player needs substituting is good but I am left a bit "meh" by it so far, mind you I am only about 5 friendlies in so far.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Thursday, October 6, 2011, 20:45:37
glad to see they found where milan misun was hiding


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Friday, October 7, 2011, 08:49:27
As the Swindon Town researcher for Sports Interactive I'll keep this reply updated with known issues which will be corrected in future patches...

Known Data Issues / Changes for the future:
 
- Leon Clarke should be set on loan at Chesterfield
- Kevin Amankwaah is no longer with the club and should be at Burton (this was post data lock)
 - Ahmed Abdulla is not a striker, should be a MC/AMC (this was down to the WHU researcher)
 - Lander Gabilondo should be left footed and a left winger
 - Matt Ritchie right wing position needs reviewing
 - Medhi Kerrouche has a excellent left foot and left wing position needs adding
 - Raffaelle De Vita is competent on the left wing
 - Current abilities / reputations for Aden Flint and Jonathan Smith should be a tad higher
 - Bolton and Man City affiliates need removing
 - Poole Town affiliate needs removing
 - Andrew Fitton needs to be removed as a Director
 
Things like PDC playing De Vita on the left wing would not have been picked up since I sent the files back in early August.

If you are registered in the Sports Interactive Forum the best place to report data issues is here

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/276361-ENGLAND-(Official)-Swindon-Town-Data-Issues

You can also report data issues here and I'll do my best to keep track of them.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Friday, October 7, 2011, 08:51:57
washbag, did you do our stats for the new game?

Hopefully we don't have Bristol City and Reading as 'Fierce Rivals' on this one.

As for the rivals one...

Both are unchanged as far as I can recall.

The issue here is how SI describe a rivalry of 15/20 or above in game. Reading are rated highly as our historical rivals and City are similarly rated.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Sippo on Friday, October 7, 2011, 08:53:02
Is the demo only available via steam?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, October 7, 2011, 08:54:31
Looks that way. I tried to find a 'normal' version last night but couldn't find one.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Sippo on Friday, October 7, 2011, 09:04:39
I know the full version will only be able to activate through steam.

Now how to get steam to work via a proxy...


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:08:26
Still rocking FM2010, thank you very much!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Nemo on Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:12:35
Playing along on the demo, not bought FM since 2008 but thought I'd give it a go.

Misun has just broken Kennedy's cheekbone in training. This amused me somewhat.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: matt_jada on Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:18:03
I like the new layout, not much has changed but i wasnt expecting much tbh.

Ive just brought in Greg Cunningham on a season long loan from Man City, much better than Cibbochi @ LB.

I might just bring a couple of loan additions to my current squad and send a few out on loan, The squad seems more or less ready.

A few weaknesses in defence perhaps


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:28:57
There is a graphical issue behind the goal on the left at the County Ground that the seats randomly cover the exits and aisles, which looks very odd indeed.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: MaTaNzA on Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:34:05
If you play the demo, can you carry on the game when you buy it fully?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Nemo on Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:34:36
I like the new layout, not much has changed but i wasnt expecting much tbh.

Ive just brought in Greg Cunningham on a season long loan from Man City, much better than Cibbochi @ LB.

Yeah, I have Cunningham as well, that Feeder Link with Man City is bloody brilliantly. Cheeky loan bid for Tevez didn't go so well though...

Also got Shwan Jalal in from Bournemouth because none of our keepers are very good.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:37:25
If you play the demo, can you carry on the game when you buy it fully?

Yes


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:41:02
Lee Molyneaux on a free at LB is awesome got Sam Johnstone on loan from Man Ure for no wages and he is an excellent keeper, much better than any other keepers we have, signed Etuhu on a free as well and Jake Jervis on loan from Brum! hes not bad on there at all.

Trying to sell Lanzano, Amankwaah, Evans, Cibocchi, Atiku, Smith, Connell, Timlin, Bodin and Benyon as they are all pants, but the only offers that have come in are for Evans.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: matt_jada on Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:23:57
Lee Molyneaux on a free at LB is awesome
signed Etuhu on a free as well

I agree LM is a good LB however Greg Cunningham is better plus he's completely free and paid for all season.
Im currently scouting Etuhu, because he was recomended in the england trials thingy.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:24:57
Got offered Super Sam Parkin by St Johnstone for £30k, so I bit the bullet and signed him, played him as a lone striker, scored 2 in the first game and set up a goal for Ritchie and then in the same game gets injured and is out for 2 months!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: matt_jada on Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:26:48
Matt Ritchie is underated and Ettiene is overated

Think i might swoop for Etuhu


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:27:14
I agree LM is a good LB however Greg Cunningham is better plus he's completely free and paid for all season.

Couldnt sign him in my game he was already on loan at Burnley after the first week of pre season.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: matt_jada on Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:38:27
hmm just been offerered James Beattie, just offered him a trial


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:41:35
hmm just been offerered James Beattie, just offered him a trial

Yeah me too, he wanted £4,800 a week so I declined!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Nemo on Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:47:24
Can't sell any of the crap foreigners, so realistic on that front! Tried to sign Steve Howard but the git wanted 12k a week!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: matt_jada on Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:53:44
Yeah Beattie wont negotiate, the wanker  >:(


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: MaTaNzA on Friday, October 7, 2011, 13:29:59
Thanks for letting me know JJ. I'll download tonight and start playing. I've still got 2010 going at the moment.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: matt_jada on Friday, October 7, 2011, 14:23:23
Gregg Cunningham (season loan)
Suso (season loan)
A Wildig (season loan)

trying to secure P Pogba (season loan)  ;D

And still hoping on buying K Etuhu (free)

Just recieved £110,000 for Henshall (20%) 2/08

Looking good  8)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2011, 14:30:36
I got £80k from Henshalls move to Blackpoo, Burnley offered me £475k for Caddis which I bit their hand off, Ritchie asked for a transfer and I raised £175k from his sale. The minus point is that no one of note wants to sign for me on a transfer, just loans.

I am also pretty shit, sitting in 16th place after 5 games, can't find a tactic that brings me results, 1 win so far.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: matt_jada on Friday, October 7, 2011, 14:35:04
hmm  ??? weird about Henshall.

Ive just turned down £240K for Ritchie, with a counter offer of £400k plus but was turned down - will be tempted with any offer over £300k tbh.

I will sell Caddis for that definitely  :)

I seem to be doing well so far, but not started the league yet.



Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Friday, October 7, 2011, 15:00:10
finished my first game of the season winning 5-2 agaist Wimbledon. Kept pretty much the same team apart from a couple of loans (also kicked out clarke, tosser) Its all about short passing and flair at home and a direct game away. However both keepers are pants


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: MaTaNzA on Friday, October 7, 2011, 15:17:16
I'm gonna have a blast on this later. How many games into the season does it let you play?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2011, 15:24:36
I'm gonna have a blast on this later. How many games into the season does it let you play?

It allows you to play until the new year, its a 6 month trial I believe.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2011, 15:26:28
Gregg Cunningham (season loan)
Suso (season loan)
A Wildig (season loan)

trying to secure P Pogba (season loan)  ;D

And still hoping on buying K Etuhu (free)

Just recieved £110,000 for Henshall (20%) 2/08

Looking good  8)

Suso has no intention of joining Swindon on loan is all I get.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: MaTaNzA on Friday, October 7, 2011, 15:35:40
It allows you to play until the new year, its a 6 month trial I believe.

Thanks again!!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: matt_jada on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 14:49:42
Not doing to bad on this now

13 games in 11 won, 2 lost, 33 points, 37 goals scored, 12 against just beat Poxford 4-1  :D

On loan: Greg Cunnigham, Matt James, Yaya Sanogo, Suso and Aaron Wildig.

free signing: Michael Woods.

GK: P Smith
LB: G Cunningham
RB: P Caddis
CB: A Commazzi
CB: O Risser
LM: M Ritchie
RM: L Gabilondo
CM: M James
AM: L Magera
CF: L Clarke
CF: Y Sanogo

Subs: Esajas, Ferry, Wildig, Woods, De vita, Lanzano, Benyon, Suso, Cibbochi and Devera.

EASY!!!  :toocool:



Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 15:00:21
I cant get a formation that gives me any consitancy at all, I have tried them all, 433, 442, 424, 541 with little luck at all, I have played around 50 games now and probably wont less than 50% in total.

Getting a bit pissed off with it TBH, and fuck loads of injuries.

Not just that but I cant get rid of any of the crap players without releasing them and that costs a fortune!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 15:10:04
I think there is a massive amount of randomness in the game as not one of your signings want to sign for me, Cunnigham, James, Sanogo, Suso and Wildig and Woods all have no intention of signing for Swindon or wont even enter neagotiations.....wierd.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 16:11:30
I think there is a massive amount of randomness in the game as not one of your signings want to sign for me, Cunnigham, James, Sanogo, Suso and Wildig and Woods all have no intention of signing for Swindon or wont even enter neagotiations.....wierd.
it could be the experience your choosing at the start of the game. Try ex international and you will attract a lot more better players


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 16:16:30
it could be the experience your choosing at the start of the game. Try ex international and you will attract a lot more better players

Might be as I left it as automatic.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: oxford_fan on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 17:35:27
it could be the experience your choosing at the start of the game. Try ex international and you will attract a lot more better players

Wow, who are you then? Didn't know we had a celeb in our midst.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: BelfastRobin on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 18:26:00
Really enjoying the new game, time consuming if you wanna do it properly though. Signed Cunningham on loan from Man City, as well as Darel Russell and Chris Cleaver who are both decent in centre mid. Pivkovski, 17 year old winger from Blackburn is pretty class. Signed Ben Williams in nets too. Connell and Ritchie are absolute beasts. Connell's got 15 in 16! Currently 14 wins 2 draws and 1 defeat. 12 points clear..though I might have to stop before it takes over my life for another year..


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 18:56:04
I started again to see how I would do and started using a 442 with AM wingers and playing a passing game and its working wonders, 1 defeat and 1 draw with 12 wins including a 9-0 against Chippenham, a 4-1 away win at Cardiff in the LC and a 2-0 away win at Swansea in the LC, flying high in 1st place now after 8 league games.

Bought Stuart Nelson for £100k in goal and loaned Jamal Blackman from Chelski as backup keeper, both are excellent.

Pablo Counago is not bad for a freebie up front and has scored 3 in 2 games, Jason Marr a defender on a free aint bad either. Craig Curran is a good winger/ST and loaned in Harry Kane, Dean Parrett, Shane Duffy, Matt Fry and Carl Jenkinson mostly as backups.

Feeling more confident about it though, still cant loan in Cunningham, James or Sanogo though no matter what level I start as a manager at.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: matt_jada on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 19:25:06
Sanoga turned me down to start with, wasnt interested whatsoever then he went on loan to Ipswich.

Ipswich didnt want to renew so i thought id try again and he accepted. only 3 months tho.

As for the experience thingy, i picked sunday league footballer  :) so i don't think it makes much difference.

I got offerered M Woods so that might be the reason he accepted.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, October 10, 2011, 12:19:26
As the Swindon Town researcher for Sports Interactive I'll keep this reply updated with known issues which will be corrected in future patches...

Known Data Issues / Changes for the future:
 
- Leon Clarke should be set on loan at Chesterfield
- Kevin Amankwaah is no longer with the club and should be at Burton (this was post data lock)
 - Ahmed Abdulla is not a striker, should be a MC/AMC (this was down to the WHU researcher)
 - Lander Gabilondo should be left footed and a left winger
 - Matt Ritchie right wing position needs reviewing
 - Medhi Kerrouche has a excellent left foot and left wing position needs adding
 - Raffaelle De Vita is competent on the left wing
 - Current abilities / reputations for Aden Flint and Jonathan Smith should be a tad higher
 - Bolton and Man City affiliates need removing
 - Poole Town affiliate needs removing
 - Andrew Fitton needs to be removed as a Director
 
Things like PDC playing De Vita on the left wing would not have been picked up since I sent the files back in early August.

If you are registered in the Sports Interactive Forum the best place to report data issues is here

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/276361-ENGLAND-(Official)-Swindon-Town-Data-Issues

You can also report data issues here and I'll do my best to keep track of them.
What about Misun?!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Monday, October 10, 2011, 15:02:19
Wow, who are you then? Didn't know we had a celeb in our midst.

i cannot revel my secret identity to the likes of you Oxford fans. This could put many peoples lives in danger


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, October 10, 2011, 20:28:05
Oi, Washbag, why the fuck is Gabilondo on £3.7k per week?!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Simon Pieman on Monday, October 10, 2011, 20:34:18
Gabilondo couldn't be more right footed if he tried :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 10:58:59
What about Misun?!

Tricky one that...

He's not a free agent...

He's not registered with another club...

STFC still hold the right to his registration although he's not signed a contract...

so... the best thing I could do for FM was to put him in the Swindon squad.

He should be non contract and I'll get that changed.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 11:00:45
Oi, Washbag, why the fuck is Gabilondo on £3.7k per week?!

That was inputted by the Spanish researcher (after I sent my files back) and probably based on what they estimated he was on at his previous club.

He's probably be on no more than £1,000 per week and that'll be changed.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 11:02:37
Gabilondo couldn't be more right footed if he tried :)

Again... Gabilondo was created by the Spanish researchers and this gives me something else to fix.

All being well I'll try to issue a Swindon Patch around release to fix just STFC issues so things such as this and others are sorted for when you start your games.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bennett on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 23:03:35
my first game as WBA manager, i've just beaten arsenal 6-0
chris brunt scored 4

i might have downloaded the childrens version...


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 23:06:33
Nope, seems accurate...


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bennett on Friday, October 21, 2011, 08:08:41
any idea how i can get the tactic i developed for the demo into the real game? it looks as if by installing the full one it's overwritten the demo stuff but i'd be delighted to be proven wrong


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Sippo on Friday, October 21, 2011, 08:11:36
any idea how i can get the tactic i developed for the demo into the real game? it looks as if by installing the full one it's overwritten the demo stuff but i'd be delighted to be proven wrong

Can you not save it then load it?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bennett on Friday, October 21, 2011, 08:28:19
i can't even find the demo version anymore, it's not in my steam library. but i know what i saved it as and erm yeah, a quick search in my computer came up trumps. hurrah


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Sippo on Friday, October 21, 2011, 08:55:11
Invoice will be in the post.

Can you buy fm2012 via steam or do you need to go to a shop?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Friday, October 21, 2011, 09:00:00
Invoice will be in the post.

Can you buy fm2012 via steam or do you need to go to a shop?

You can buy it either way, but it can only be activated via Steam.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Friday, October 21, 2011, 09:08:50
Should also say that later today...probably around lunchtime I'll be releasing a data edit to fix various issues with Swindon Town, which otherwise would be included in the usual offical patch in January.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Friday, October 21, 2011, 16:19:27
Swindon Town Patch v1.1 is now available to download - http://thewashbag.com/2011/10/21/football-manager-2012-swindon-town-download/


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tj2002 on Friday, October 21, 2011, 17:35:10
Going to be installing this when I get home after picking it up at lunch. Hoping to carry on my save game as I'm 9 points clear in the middle of November. Can anyone give me a blow by blow on what to do?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tj2002 on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 08:24:40
A tad easier than I thought. Click load games, locate fm2012 demi, find file named games and select the most recent save. Not played it past December yet bu assuming it'll be fine


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10:20:09
share your steam usernames folks...


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10:31:03
Where's the cheapest place to buy this?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10:34:58
http://www.gamestracker.com/buy-football-manager-2012-compare-prices-pc.htm



Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bennett on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10:38:02
steam name - bennettkaru


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: jutty274 on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10:47:06
Steam name:- Justin.274


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10:48:00
http://www.gamestracker.com/buy-football-manager-2012-compare-prices-pc.htm



Cheers. I want to get it today, so online prices aren't much good to me. Off to Asda in a bit, so I'll have a butchers in there.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10:49:50
Get it on Steam. It's not a huge saving buying elsewhere and you won't have to leave the house :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 12:13:19
Well, I went to Asda and it would appear they no longer stock PC games.

Downloading from Steam now.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bennett on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 12:13:54
leaving the house is always a mistake


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bennett on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 12:14:24
actually did you have one of those free £100 vouchers?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 12:18:21
No, I didn't.

Had to go out anyway, stocked up for tomorrow's roast.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tj2002 on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 13:03:00
steam name: tj2002.

Still top of the league at Christmas but just been on a 4 game losing streak in the league. The scummers are only a point off. Beat Scunthorpe 4-2 away after extra time in the fa cup 2nd round replay though. Magera is awesome, struggle a little when he doesn't play as my target man


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 13:37:41
I just had a player sent off for ungentlemanly conduct. Ace.

p.s. I am mankatron2007 / skog


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 13:39:47
Just gone and bought the real thing, will probably continue my Plymouth game from the demo which was going rather well.

RDinsey on Steam


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: borgnan on Monday, October 31, 2011, 18:04:41
Having some problems with FM12: Bought it on the day of release and Town are flying, 10 points clear at the turn of the year with Marlon Harewood smashing the league to bits. However as of last Friday i haven't been able to load the game at all, i've spent a fair bit of time trying to get it going with no success and have got very frustrated to the point that i might just trade it in!!
I've had fm/champ man every year for more than i can remember, plus i have run the game through steam since about 09/10, so i'm pretty pissed off with this so far.
The problem i have is loading the game up, it gets to the red loading screen and then freezes every time. I have scanned a few forums for the answer and have so far tried, verifying game cache, defragging it, multiple uninstalls/re-installs of both the the game and steam, changing the name of the registry, but the problem still remains.

Anyone have any ideas (simplified would be good :-))??


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, October 31, 2011, 18:08:49
Have you tried turning it off and on again?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, October 31, 2011, 18:28:55
Easy, easy, easy.



Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: borgnan on Monday, October 31, 2011, 19:11:27
As the problem has been going for a few days, yes  :clap:
Good effort on the championship though, very different to how mine was shaping up, creepy Crawley were second bottom and had sacked the trannie, yet Accrington were right up my jacksy!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Nemo on Monday, October 31, 2011, 19:23:28
Playing as Plymouth, won League Two first season, 8th in League One Season Two and just starting off on Season Three.

In the mean time, Swindon have contrived to just about avoid relegation in League Two. Admittedly I didn't help by buying Ritchie.

It's also really fun talking negatively to the press about Steve Evans all the time :D


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bennett on Monday, October 31, 2011, 22:23:31
i had a similar issue, but the game created a backup...sucks to be you if that didn't happen


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, October 31, 2011, 22:25:01

It's also really fun talking negatively to the press about Steve Evans all the time :D

Quality


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: wiggy on Monday, October 31, 2011, 22:32:26
Just came across an unused Amazon voucher, so have ordered this.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: borgnan on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 00:47:02
i had a similar issue, but the game created a backup...sucks to be you if that didn't happen

The same issue as in it wouldn't even load? Everything still appears to be there, although i'll happily lose the saved game and start a fresh if i can get it going. But it won't even let me get far enough to do that  :crash:


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: westyorksnffc on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 10:06:45
Admittedly I don't have time to play the PC persion, I have, however, just acquired the PSP version for the 3rd year on the bounce, anybody else play this?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 13:04:12
Got the psp version one year and it was piss easy never got it again, PC version is so much better.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 14:30:28
Spotted this one if anyone fancies anything different -http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/283630-Fictional-nation-Wessex?p=7252400#post7252400

[url width=900 height=484]http://i42.tinypic.com/okokrr.png[/url]

[url width=900 height=484]http://i40.tinypic.com/ehg14.png[/url]

http://www.mediafire.com/?68x4f2r2d3ayw6g



Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: STFCDude3 on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 00:49:50
Steam Name :  Boboski1978

Kerrouche is absolutely flying for me, top scorer in League 2 and now doing the same in League 1.  Tend to set him as the Advanced Forward, with Magera as the Target Man.

Best player I have managed to sign is Petrucci on loan as an AMC.  Quality, and only 19 so hopefully can persuade Man City (think thats his parent club) to let him go soon :)



Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 00:58:02
Just Sold Magera for £2million and rejected a £1 million pound bid for Caddis. Ritchie got player of the year in league two with 10 goals and 22 assists, won the league with over 100 points and was manager of the year. League two was very easy.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: The Frog on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 18:32:52
WASHBAG!

Where do i save your edited game at? Cheers


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 18:35:14
Downloaded the editor the other day and see some new features.

Why do Oxford have fan loyalty at 15/20 while ours is 8/20?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: oxford_fan on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 19:08:17
Downloaded the editor the other day and see some new features.

Why do Oxford have fan loyalty at 15/20 while ours is 8/20?

Probably down to our amazing fans I would imagine. You've just not had the chance to prove that you can average over 5,500 in the Conference.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 19:58:21
You've just not had the chance to prove that you can average over 5,500 in the Conference.

And neither will we ever get to try.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: oxford_fan on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 20:45:17
Alright fuckface, you don't have to provide a come-back to self-depricating humour you know.

But since you mention it, you're in Div 3 along with the rest of us, so don't get too cocky. All it would take is an imbecile manager and a load of dodgy signings.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 14:43:37
Started the season really well, scoring in 18 consecutive games... now i miss roughly 7 or 8 one-on-ones every game and have plummetted to 10th. Also got knocked out of the FA Cup by Stockport (16th in Conference) at home. Remembered why I hate this game most of the time!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 15:03:17
Alright fuckface, you don't have to provide a come-back to self-depricating humour you know.

But since you mention it, you're in Div 3 along with the rest of us, so don't get too cocky. All it would take is an imbecile manager and a load of dodgy signings.

Alright twatslop, it was also a tongue in cheek remark as we all know how easy it is to drop out of the league with one bad season.

Oh and sorry for not realising straight away that you were being self depricating as your post seemed actually arrogant rather than humerous.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 15:52:18
WASHBAG!

Where do i save your edited game at? Cheers

Extract the .xml file “TheWashbag.com STFC v1.1″ to the Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\editor data folder in your My Documents (PC) / Documents (MAC) folder.

If there is no ‘editor data’ folder then please create one first and then extract the .xml file into it.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: the washbag on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 15:54:28
On another site which I help out on we've created an expansion to the English leagues to allow you to start your game in the Southern, Isthmian or Northern Premier leagues.

http://fmupdates.com/fluxbb/viewtopic.php?id=54

So you can start with Supermarine, Hungerford, Cirencester, Chippenham and other local clubs if you fancy a bit more of a long term challenge in the lower leagues :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tj2002 on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:19:12
Just secured back to back promotions to the championship winning league 2 and coming second to sheff wed in League 1. Cunningham on loan both seasons, Lenny nangis on loan from City has been awesome.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: BelfastRobin on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:47:38
I've played the game pretty much non stop since it came out. Venturing back to the real world was a struggle...I'm in the Prem..3 promotions in 4 seasons. Signed Hugo Bargas who was Championship player of the year ...haha! He did come after all! Only current survivor is Ritchie who is a squad player. Got Defoe up top and he scored on his debut. Guidetti on loan was an absolute machine from Man City..scored 49 goals in League One..best ever record in all the years I've played it.

Also re-signed Henshall on a free and he's quality..he's leading star champ atm. I have to stop playing it for a bit cos I'm totally hooked, I just fucked up my wage bill in Prem as well...40k a week over!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bennett on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 22:45:24
[url width=900 height=699]http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k535/bennettkaru/chav.jpg[/url]

tee hee


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: DerbyRed on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 22:35:19
I've just got this but I can't install it because apparently the Steam network can't connect - anyone else had this problem?

I've got an account from FM2011 and I've just confirmed the password is correct but it just doesn't want to connect for some reason.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: 1989Monkey on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 13:54:57
On another site which I help out on we've created an expansion to the English leagues to allow you to start your game in the Southern, Isthmian or Northern Premier leagues.

http://fmupdates.com/fluxbb/viewtopic.php?id=54

So you can start with Supermarine, Hungerford, Cirencester, Chippenham and other local clubs if you fancy a bit more of a long term challenge in the lower leagues :)

How do I go about getting this expansion on?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 13:58:31
I've just got this but I can't install it because apparently the Steam network can't connect - anyone else had this problem?

I've got an account from FM2011 and I've just confirmed the password is correct but it just doesn't want to connect for some reason.

Sounds like your computer might have run out of steam


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 14:00:51
How do I go about getting this expansion on?

Download the link, then Zip the file using Winzip into the Editor Data file in the Football manager 2012 Document, if you don't have one you can just make one. Then just start a new game and then you edit when the little box pops up.


If you read the link, it also gives more detailed instructions.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: 1989Monkey on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 14:03:45
Download the link, then Zip the file using Winzip into the Editor Data file in the Football manager 2012 Document, if you don't have one you can just make one. Then just start a new game and then you edit when the little box pops up.

Cheers will try this later


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 14:07:23
Cheers will try this later

After actually reading the link it seems a bit more complicated then that, have a read of the instructions, never used one of these database and I thought it would be similar to others I've done.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 16:51:36
Its easy to do. If you have the game running through steam its even easier


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 18:09:10
Fucking boo.

had a great 1st season, stormed the league with 108 points, 2nd season though with some new signings I am struggling. Sat in 9th place after 11 games 5 wins 4 draws and 2 defeats scored 24 conceded 13.

I am struggling against teams I should be beating, especially at home.

I've been using a 442 formation, with control and shorter passing, expressive, pressing, zonal marking, drill crosses and no roaming.

I just cant make it work consistantly, I have tried tinkering a little with longer passing, less expressive etc but nowt seems to work very well.

What formations seem to work for you all? and do you alternate home and away with formations or stick to one?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 18:11:57
Fucking boo.

Ha ha - one of my fave expressions ever - Fred Macauley i think


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 18:16:03
Ha ha - one of my fave expressions ever - Fred Macauley i think

Yep thats him! he heard it at a Falkirk game I believe or some lower league Jock team, for when "boo" just isnt expressive enough!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 18:21:13
Fucking boo.

had a great 1st season, stormed the league with 108 points, 2nd season though with some new signings I am struggling. Sat in 9th place after 11 games 5 wins 4 draws and 2 defeats scored 24 conceded 13.

I am struggling against teams I should be beating, especially at home.

I've been using a 442 formation, with control and shorter passing, expressive, pressing, zonal marking, drill crosses and no roaming.

I just cant make it work consistantly, I have tried tinkering a little with longer passing, less expressive etc but nowt seems to work very well.

What formations seem to work for you all? and do you alternate home and away with formations or stick to one?
I've found that my team is the same, pretty much walked League 2 (http://i.imgur.com/XJE6T.jpg) but after strengthening the team I'm struggling already in League 1.

My thoughts on FM12 are that tactics aren't as improtant - match preparation, tactic familiarity and morale/personality traits are more important than previous games


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 18:44:42
I've found that my team is the same, pretty much walked League 2 (http://i.imgur.com/XJE6T.jpg) but after strengthening the team I'm struggling already in League 1.

My thoughts on FM12 are that tactics aren't as improtant - match preparation, tactic familiarity and morale/personality traits are more important than previous games

Yeah I was thinking similar mate, if you are on a good run then the run will carry on, I had a poor pre season and won half and lost half the games so the form wasnt in place before the season started. The does seem to be a momentum thing with performances, if you dont bounce back with a win after a loss then its harder and harder to get that vital win.

I also find that the players themselves are a lot more stroppy than ever before making confidence lower overall.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 18:53:57
I know what you mean about stroppy players - De Vita won't even come into my office for a chat anymore. And all because i stamped my authority and threw him in the reserves with no hope of a move away...


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 18:56:54
Same for me. Dominated league two with 104pts and 111 goals scored. Mediocre in league one though, sitting mid table.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 18:59:35
There is an ace formation you can download if anyone wants it, but might take the fun out of the game.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 19:01:32
There is an ace formation you can download if anyone wants it, but might take the fun out of the game.

Always worth a go, pop the link in then, lets have a butchers :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 19:39:26
I've decided to start a game with Tromsø IL solely on the basis that they are the most northern team in the world


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Friday, November 11, 2011, 07:42:43
Steam has been hacked. Data has been taken, including encrypted credit card details. Hope they stay encrypted :/


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, November 11, 2011, 09:45:36
Fantastic ::)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 11, 2011, 13:37:12
Steam has been hacked. Data has been taken, including encrypted credit card details. Hope they stay encrypted :/

It would be shitty worthless encryption if they don't.

I'd hope your email address/passwords are encrypted, or at the very least unique to STEAM.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, November 11, 2011, 14:01:29
Always worth a go, pop the link in then, lets have a butchers :)
http://www.mediafire.com/?j7fvo0gljvgx6du


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 11, 2011, 14:29:39
http://www.mediafire.com/?j7fvo0gljvgx6du
tar muchly will have a go with that.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, November 11, 2011, 14:33:30
No probs.

Formation seems to thrive with pace (especially the left CB and the main striker). Have a man mountain, Shaun Taylor esq CB on the right.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 11, 2011, 14:50:39
No probs.

Formation seems to thrive with pace (especially the left CB and the main striker). Have a man mountain, Shaun Taylor esq CB on the right.

I have got Piscu (£400k) and Jason Shackell (£200k) at CB (both excellent players) and loaned in Yaya Sanogo up front and signed Jason Roberts (free) (good but injury prone) and pinched Wilfred Zaha (£500k awesome player) all 3 are very quick, so fingers crossed!

Also loaned in Sam Ricketts from Bolton for a season, very versatile and no wages...sweet!

Managed to sell every player for good money in the end apart from Magera who I still have in the squad.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, November 11, 2011, 16:00:35
You should do alright then I reckon.

I've not played with Swindon yet, but buying players to suit this formation won me 3 straight titles into the Premier League on FM11. The match engine hasn't changed in FM12 so it should still be effective.

I'd suggest doing defensive positioning for away games, attacking for home. If you wanted to really play properly, have a look at who you are playing next. If they concede alot from corners, do match preparation for attacking set-plays.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 11, 2011, 16:06:40
Tried the new tactic......well what can i say?

Same team as I have been playing......and won 8-0 away at Histon in the FA Cup!

Zaha scored 5 and Piscu (CB) scored 2.

Very impressive stats of 23 shots to 2 for them, 3 hits of the woodwork, with 60%-40% possession.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, November 11, 2011, 16:12:26
Very nice. Usually have to wait 6 weeks or so for the players to get familiar with it but thats a great win :D


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 11, 2011, 16:44:42
Very nice. Usually have to wait 6 weeks or so for the players to get familiar with it but thats a great win :D

As soon as I put it in the familiarity was at about 3/4 of the bar, won the next game 3-1 away at Carlisle, so fingers still firmly crossed!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, November 11, 2011, 18:13:06
Managed to sell every player for good money in the end apart from Magera who I still have in the squad.
I got £2.5m for him!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 11, 2011, 18:30:11
I got £2.5m for him!

I turned down £2mill for him and hes been my best performer, got 12 goals in league 2 from midfield and now has an average of 8.1 over 19 games! worth keeping.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 18:47:47
Well that tactic does surely work!

Since I changed to it I have won 20 games and lost 2, one of those in the FA Cup away at Brighton.

Won promotion on the 23rd March after just 38 games scored 102 and let in just 29, score 8 against Histon away, 5 against Notts County, Dag & Red away, Boremuff and MK Dongs, 6 away at Uddersfield and 7 away at Wycombe.

Since I started using the tactic I have only let in 14 goals and score 85!

I dont have any major scorers though with Wilf Zaha on 17, Jason Roberts on 13 and centre back Piscu on 13, Magera has got 8 goals and 2 assists in 12 games! hes been injured a lot but is brilliant and well worth keeping.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: phelpsieboy on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 18:58:52
I get promoted in first season in 2nd place and won Johnstone Paint Trophy..... And the board are disappointed with how the season went and thought promotion wasn't enough and JPT isn't important enough to be considered


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Bathtime on Monday, November 14, 2011, 10:47:22
It would be shitty worthless encryption if they don't.

I'd hope your email address/passwords are encrypted, or at the very least unique to STEAM.

Does this include the demo version? Had a load of spam emails sent to my contacts...was this something I picked up from downloading the demo??

Anyone know?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, November 14, 2011, 14:22:35
Well that tactic does surely work!

Since I changed to it I have won 20 games and lost 2, one of those in the FA Cup away at Brighton.

Won promotion on the 23rd March after just 38 games scored 102 and let in just 29, score 8 against Histon away, 5 against Notts County, Dag & Red away, Boremuff and MK Dongs, 6 away at Uddersfield and 7 away at Wycombe.

Since I started using the tactic I have only let in 14 goals and score 85!

I dont have any major scorers though with Wilf Zaha on 17, Jason Roberts on 13 and centre back Piscu on 13, Magera has got 8 goals and 2 assists in 12 games! hes been injured a lot but is brilliant and well worth keeping.

Great stuff. What you hoping for in the 2nd tier?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, November 14, 2011, 14:27:44
Great stuff. What you hoping for in the 2nd tier?

Signed Coxy and Conor Whickham on loan for the season in the Championship, picked upa striker called Leandro from Brazil for £5mill who looks the business, currently 1st after 3 games, 2 wins and an away draw scored 14 and conceded 3!

Signed Joe Lewis in goal and hes brilliant.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Monday, November 14, 2011, 15:47:34
I'm using that tactic on FM 2011 at the moment.

Am in October 2018 and flying!

Top of the championship, over 50 goals scored and the lone striker has scored about 25 goals already!

Fucking briliant.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bennett on Monday, November 14, 2011, 19:23:21
i got blackpool promoted as champs, winning both cups on the way.
i signed dominique malonga from cesena for £3.7m and he's scored 69 goals in 91 games.

finished 7 and won the league cup and did ok in europe. hurray


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: 1989Monkey on Monday, November 14, 2011, 19:39:31
http://www.mediafire.com/?j7fvo0gljvgx6du

Can anybody do a screenshot of this tactic. I cant download the file


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, November 14, 2011, 19:42:31
It's a 4-2-3-1 with 2 DMs.

Couldn't get it to work for me. Plus I like creating and fine tuning my own tactics. Never feels right just using someone else's.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, November 14, 2011, 19:56:22
I prefer making my own tactics and tinkering, but this was a good tactic from the off, I have modified it a little now to a 4-2-4/4-4-2 with 2 attcking wingers and its been fantastic, getting 6 and 7 goal wins in the Championship but it is still based on this tactic.

Currently top in the Championship after 11 games with 10 wins and a draw, scoring 44 and conceding 12.

Cox has got 22 of those goals and is on fire as part of a duo up front with him playing as an Advanced Forward.

Wickham is a really stroppy fuck and because I dropped him for one game to rest him wanted a private chat with me concerning that he isnt good enough, I told him that he was my first choice and that shut him up till the next time.

Picked up Lorenzo Crisetig on a free a DMC ex of Inter, well worth getting if hes given a free in your game at the end of the 2nd season.

Also Andy Sheil an U17 striker from West Ham is a fantastic signing on loan hes got 6 goals in 7 games, 4 of those as a sub much much better than Yaya Sanogo.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, November 14, 2011, 20:50:51
Can anybody do a screenshot of this tactic. I cant download the file
The original link still works fine, but i've uploaded it to a different address here ...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HZTLG76F


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Nemo on Monday, November 14, 2011, 21:57:47
Back on my Plymouth game in Season 4, just been promoted to the Championship.

Must say my transfer budget is a whole lot bloody smaller than all yours, I'm surviving on freebies and 20k players from Ireland (of which there seem to be rather a lot of decent ones!)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 14:09:30
How long does it take most people to get through a season on FM12? Is it just me who watches games (or the highlights) at normal speed?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 14:11:05
I only use text commentary. Tried watching games but a) I get impatient and b) my laptop kept overheating and switching off.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 14:21:17
How long does it take most people to get through a season on FM12? Is it just me who watches games (or the highlights) at normal speed?

I watch highlights at just a bit faster than normal speed and I recon it takes about 12 hours a season give or take.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 14:48:27
In 11 I watch it in "TV Mode" and the quickest speed possible with no replays.

Each game takes about 5 mins I would say..


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 14:06:08
Got promoted (just) with Leicester to the Prem.

Got given 36mil to spend, plus a few Freebies.

10th in the Prem at mid-season.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 14:25:21
Just won the Championship of the Chamionship!

3 championships in 3 seasons, 40 wins 3 draw 3 losses, won the FA cup, scored 145 league goals with 40 against.

Matt Mills at CB scored 23 goals
Raheem Sterling on loan from Liverpool scored 13 as a winger with 48 assists! ave rating 8.23
Conor Wickham on loan from Sunderland scored 25 and 20 assists.
Simon Cox 44 goals and 14 assists.
Joe Lewis had 23 clean sheets.

Looking forward to the Premiership and getting the same players in on loan again, still only have £20mill budget though which isnt enough to get them on permanants.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 21:26:56
Just won the Championship of the Chamionship!

3 championships in 3 seasons, 40 wins 3 draw 3 losses, won the FA cup, scored 145 league goals with 40 against.

Matt Mills at CB scored 23 goals
Raheem Sterling on loan from Liverpool scored 13 as a winger with 48 assists! ave rating 8.23
Conor Wickham on loan from Sunderland scored 25 and 20 assists.
Simon Cox 44 goals and 14 assists.
Joe Lewis had 23 clean sheets.

Looking forward to the Premiership and getting the same players in on loan again, still only have £20mill budget though which isnt enough to get them on permanants.
You'll find it difficult to get players in on Loan in the prem, from other prem sides.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 21:44:40
You'll find it difficult to get players in on Loan in the prem, from other prem sides.

I actually managed to sign Raheem Sterling from Liverpool for £5mill and Sunderland got relegated so offloaded Conor Wickham to me for £6mill, the only premier loan signing I have managed to get though is Federico Macheda from Man Ure.

Signed Carlos Vela from Arsenal for £2.5mill just need to strengthen my defence now even though I havent conceded a goal in 7 pre season friendlies.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 21:51:09
I demand you all cease posting in this thread. I haven't had chance to play since the weekend because people keep working late in the office.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 22:01:35
I demand you all cease posting in this thread. I haven't had chance to play since the weekend because people keep working late in the office.

I have to admit I am addicted again, its taking up too much of my time which I would waste anyway!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: wiggy on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 22:10:34
Just starting this now. Started as Swindon, breezed pre-season and am about to start competetive matches.

Playing with a lone striker with advanced wingers. have bought a young defender on a free, and have a defensive midfielder on loan from Sampdoria.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 18:12:57
Started well in the Premiership, had some really good pre season results too, got the hang of this tactics editor at last! 4-4-2 with 2 DMC and 1 MC and 2 attacking wingers, good stuff!

[url width=799 height=625]http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g171/jjedmunds/results.png[/url]


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 18:18:49
Started well in the Premiership, had some really good pre season results too, got the hang of this tactics editor at last! 4-4-2 with 2 DMC and 1 MC and 2 attacking wingers, good stuff!

[url width=799 height=625]http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g171/jjedmunds/results.png[/url]

I know its only a game and all, but can that really be enjoyable being so ridiculously dominant? Part of the fun of these back in the day when I played was tearing out your hair at going on bad runs etc. Maybe I am a masochist!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 18:21:23
I know its only a game and all, but can that really be enjoyable being so ridiculously dominant? Part of the fun of these back in the day when I played was tearing out your hair at going on bad runs etc. Maybe I am a masochist!

i agree, losing is very important and winning 9-0 in the cup would soon get me bored. I like thinking shit better change my tatics or need a new player in the DM role


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 18:27:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNtMZuc7_BY&feature=feedrec_grec_index


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 18:46:29
I know its only a game and all, but can that really be enjoyable being so ridiculously dominant? Part of the fun of these back in the day when I played was tearing out your hair at going on bad runs etc. Maybe I am a masochist!

Had my fair share of shit games on Fm, not on FM2012 though as yet but I enjoy winning games, as I do enjoy a challenge too, but its one of the first times I have been able to be so dominant so I am relishing it at the moment :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, November 19, 2011, 16:34:48
[url width=900 height=471]http://i.imgur.com/3AYcT.jpg[/url]

bit harsh


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 19, 2011, 19:19:26
Thats a bit random!

Boss....I no longer rate myself as a player!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, November 20, 2011, 12:23:14
I keep getting phantom goals scored against me. If I make a sub or change tactics then go back to the game, I find myself a goal down.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: MaTaNzA on Sunday, November 20, 2011, 22:54:06
Can some one post a picture of how the formation is meant to be as i can't download the file. I'm intrested in how good it is.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, November 25, 2011, 18:32:06
have anyone else come across the soccer am team?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, November 25, 2011, 21:32:31
ha, just found them. how lame


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, November 25, 2011, 22:22:15
ha, just found them. how lame
tried to sign tubes but has no intention of joining a top 6 prem team. joke. haha


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: otanswell on Saturday, November 26, 2011, 01:19:51
That tactic doesn't work for me


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: blinkpip on Saturday, November 26, 2011, 13:12:42
It does my head in, that every player wants to start and moans.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Saturday, November 26, 2011, 13:28:20
just won the premiership with Leicester in 2020 :-)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Monday, November 28, 2011, 18:01:29
Play.com are selling it for £17.99

till midnight tonight.

Edit: Just seen Amazon are doing it for £17 anyways..


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: london_red on Monday, November 28, 2011, 18:14:41
Only started playing this a week or so ago, and after a half dozen games getting used to it that tactic bigbobjoylove posted is working wonders. Unbeaten and about 8 points clear in the middle of November.

Bizarrely seem to have some kind of glitch where Risser is unstoppable heading the ball in from the near post at corners. He is currently my top scorer with 15 goals in 13 starts at CB!  :eek:


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: gingernuggets on Monday, November 28, 2011, 18:50:48
Play.com are selling it for £17.99

till midnight tonight.

Edit: Just seen Amazon are doing it for £17 anyways..

Sweet, thanks for the heads up. Hadn't got round to buying it yet but will now.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, November 28, 2011, 20:42:13
got bored of my Leicester game so giving Town another go now i have got to grips with tactic editor.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: blinkpip on Monday, November 28, 2011, 21:02:23


Bizarrely seem to have some kind of glitch where Risser is unstoppable heading the ball in from the near post at corners. He is currently my top scorer with 15 goals in 13 starts at CB!  :eek:

Same here.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tans on Monday, November 28, 2011, 22:05:34
Flints my top scorer


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: phelpsieboy on Monday, November 28, 2011, 22:40:28
Is Bodin good for anyone?
He got 29 on loan at Torquay now is my top scorer with 10 in 20 in League One


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 02:08:31
Thinking about getting this now,

I have FM 2011, apart from the obvious data updates, how much better is this years?

Is it worth £17 of my hard earned student loan?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 08:54:04
Thinking about getting this now,

I have FM 2011, apart from the obvious data updates, how much better is this years?

Is it worth £17 of my hard earned student loan?

think of it as a money saving investment. The £17 you will spend should last for hours and hours. Otherwise you will only blow it on the lash this weekend anyway. Or as were paying for your education pull your finger out and do some fucking work :D


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 10:13:44
oh well, my tacitic which got me to the win the prem with leicester has got me sacked within one season as town manager, back to the drawing board.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 10:19:12
I rarely find that one tactic will continue to work season after season.

I find the best strategy is start the season with a very basic tactic, only very basic advanced instructions. Then when team confidence is high and the familiarity is above 90% you can start tinkering and add things like individual instructions.

Pro-tip: Set individual instructions for Matt Ritchie to rarely shoot from distance. He'll shoot from anywhere and they don't often go in.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 10:41:04
Pro-tip: Set individual instructions for Matt Ritchie to rarely shoot from distance. He'll shoot from anywhere and they don't often go in.

A bit like real life then ;)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 19:21:14
I rarely find that one tactic will continue to work season after season.

I find the best strategy is start the season with a very basic tactic, only very basic advanced instructions. Then when team confidence is high and the familiarity is above 90% you can start tinkering and add things like individual instructions.

Pro-tip: Set individual instructions for Matt Ritchie to rarely shoot from distance. He'll shoot from anywhere and they don't often go in.

Just started again, done a basic 4 4 2 (4 2 2 2 ) and won my first game 5-1 will see how i get one.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: borgnan on Friday, December 2, 2011, 20:05:12
I finally managed to sort my issues with FM, it was a Steam related cache problem. I had to start again and have just finished mt first season, Town promoted as champions with 109 points and Marlon Harewood scoring 37 in the process. Signing of the season however was Curtis Nelson from Plymuff, 300k for a young and unproven cb was a gamble, but he was however immense!! Not looking to change much for lg 1, but am on the look out for a new right winger, any suggestions?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Friday, December 2, 2011, 20:17:45
Do you still have Ritchie?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, December 2, 2011, 20:21:15
Started a game with Supermarine (with the lower league patch levels 7&8 )

Got marine promoted first season and got to the 4th round of the FA Cup and lost to Fulham, lost in the FA trophy final to Gateshead and won the championship, won my first 17 games in the 2nd season (Conference South) but nobody with any talent wants to sign for me and I am still getting crowds of under 300!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: borgnan on Friday, December 2, 2011, 20:29:49
Do you still have Ritchie?
Yeah, but playing on the left and was the assist leader in lg 2 by a coutry mile.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Friday, December 2, 2011, 20:40:00
Ah fair enough, prefered playing him on the right, Got player of the year in League 2, Then League 1 player of the year. Still got him in my Premier League team he's not first team anymore but still a very nice squad player.

This game does make me laugh, In the year 2019 right now and Stoke City are bottom of League two and have a 10 point deduction, be crazy if they go out of the football league.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: borgnan on Friday, December 2, 2011, 20:53:11
2019!? That must have taken some serious playing hours mate, good effort. My only signing of the summer so far is Pogba on a season long loan from utd, but i do need to sort out the right mid position as Gabby is very average. Aiming for the play offs, but a lot of that will be reliant on Harewood. On a different note, Magera's only managed 10 games for me so far, due to two bad injuries, what is his best position target man or att mid, as i've played him in both and haven't really made my mind up?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, December 2, 2011, 21:00:36
Target Man with Support duty for me. Scores about 15 a season.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: borgnan on Friday, December 2, 2011, 21:06:13
Was thinking of playing him behind the front two, very attacking and i'll probably get dicked away from home. I might play about with it in pre season and try him as a target man a bit more.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Friday, December 2, 2011, 21:19:58
2019!? That must have taken some serious playing hours mate, good effort. My only signing of the summer so far is Pogba on a season long loan from utd, but i do need to sort out the right mid position as Gabby is very average. Aiming for the play offs, but a lot of that will be reliant on Harewood. On a different note, Magera's only managed 10 games for me so far, due to two bad injuries, what is his best position target man or att mid, as i've played him in both and haven't really made my mind up?

Haha, once I get on it I can't get off it, also having a lot of free time helps  :D


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 11:51:50
Finally moved onto actually playing as Swindon.

Won League Two with minimal additions, just loanees- Cunningham as mentioned elsewhere in this thread is very good, as was Shane Duffy from Everton. Easy peasy.

Season Two now and we're off to a reasonable start (5th) in League One, but I'm gunning for back to back promotions so I've just stretched the wage budget to get probably the best strike partnership in the division of David McGoldrick and Ched Evans, as Magera did his cruciates and is out for ten months. Also had a 5* youth prospect striker come through, so very happy indeed with that.

How far have people got now?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tans on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 14:55:24
Only on 2nd season, won the league and currently 3rd in league one


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, March 1, 2012, 18:21:04
Tearing the league apart

[url width=800 height=600]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/jamiethon/fmstfc.jpg[/url]

Using my own tactics as well


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Thursday, March 1, 2012, 18:38:14
League Two is easy ;)

Come back when you've won the Champions League.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, March 1, 2012, 18:43:34
Started with Salisbury and currently in 2024 with AC milan :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, March 1, 2012, 22:57:32
longest ive played was till 2055 with sevilla


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: donkey on Friday, March 2, 2012, 09:31:54
I turned Atletico Madrid into the greatest team in world football.  Go Matress Makers.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 05:39:38
Handheld version is currently £2.99 on the iPhone app store...

Anyone got it? Worth 3 quid?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Spud on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 05:41:40
I don't think any smartphone version could compare to the proper version.

Save your money!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 09:42:40
The update came out yesterday, started a new save with Swindon - Murray scored a hat trick on my first game against Torquay :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Spud on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 17:21:49
Having a great game with Rangers. Obviously the league is too easy but I'm determined to win the Champions League with them.

Only problem is that I've now been offered the Liverpool job, I keep turning the big clubs down and think it may be time to move? decisions, decisions!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: oxford_fan on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 17:28:01
Go for it, Scotland is a stepping stone at best. Complete shitpit of a league.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Spud on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 17:30:20
Go for it, Scotland is a stepping stone at best. Complete shitpit of a league.

True but I think I'm going to stay and fulfill my dream. :D


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Lash_sumthin on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 19:14:57
full versions only £8 till tomorrow http://www.postabargain.co.uk/categories/pc-mac/football-manager-2012/016494


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 19:18:51
alan connell still sucks on this game


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 22:27:54
washbag when is the new update for the lower leagues out as the file doesnt run with the newest patch. i signed upto this website fmupdates.com but i cant reply to any posts


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 22:59:14
My update is stuck at 60%, so very painful. Sort it out steam!

If I close steam and reopen it will the dl start again?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 23:05:53
Restarted, and blitz the rest of the update. About 5 games left of the season, secured my spot at the top with Swindon. Roll on L1!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 23:20:18
My update is stuck at 60%, so very painful. Sort it out steam!

If I close steam and reopen it will the dl start again?
no it wil continue from where it left off


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: TheSwineDon on Friday, March 9, 2012, 14:22:31
So since I applied the update yesterday, I can't advance to the next day without FM packing up. I've had to play the same Southend game 3 times, and after each press conference I click advance, it starts to load and then crashes.

 :crash:


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, March 15, 2012, 12:52:14
So since I applied the update yesterday, I can't advance to the next day without FM packing up. I've had to play the same Southend game 3 times, and after each press conference I click advance, it starts to load and then crashes.

 :crash:
is this a game running on an older version? what database are you playing?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 1, 2012, 15:42:33
Woohoo

[url width=800 height=600]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/jamiethon/windfall.jpg[/url]

No cheating here.

Never had this happen on any FM game before. Not once.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 1, 2012, 15:43:42
THE BASTARDS


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, April 1, 2012, 15:44:43
Is that a FM April Fool's Joke :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 1, 2012, 15:46:03
[url width=800 height=600]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/jamiethon/APRILFOOL.jpg[/url]

The fuckers


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Sunday, April 1, 2012, 15:48:21
THE BASTARDS


Haha had that aswell. The cunts


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 1, 2012, 15:52:04
Thing is, it's purely by coincidence that it really is April fools today


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Sunday, April 1, 2012, 15:54:22
Thing is, it's purely by coincidence that it really is April fools today

The game knows that, it will only happen on this certain day and when its April fools day on the game.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 1, 2012, 15:57:20
The game knows that, it will only happen on this certain day and when its April fools day on the game.

Oh


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Monday, June 4, 2012, 17:19:26
Finally got this for a tenner, jobs a good'un. Downloading from Steam now, should only be 3 hours :|


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tans on Monday, June 4, 2012, 17:23:06
3hrs? Mine took 30 mins max.

Are you on a dial up connection ;)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Monday, June 4, 2012, 21:11:16
took just under an hour, internet here is shit!

Hints and tips please gents! :P


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 4, 2012, 21:15:34
I've decided I don't like this one

Can't quite put my finger on why


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: donkey on Monday, June 4, 2012, 21:15:40
took just under an hour, internet here is shit!

Hints and tips please gents! :P

Score more than the opposition.  (Comments from the supercoach, there).


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Monday, June 4, 2012, 21:30:14
I've decided I don't like this one

Can't quite put my finger on why

Not played this one as much I must say. Finding it harder to get into a save what with Swindon being unbeatable with Magera in the side!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 4, 2012, 21:34:16
Not played this one as much I must say. Finding it harder to get into a save what with Swindon being unbeatable with Magera in the side!

I lost Magera, and Ritchie, in my third season before I was promoted to the championship. I lost them because the board were not willing to meet their wage demands for new contracts.

I was then chastised by the board for letting them go as being 'poor business'.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Monday, June 4, 2012, 21:38:56
I lost Magera, and Ritchie, in my third season before I was promoted to the championship. I lost them because the board were not willing to meet their wage demands for new contracts.

I was then chastised by the board for letting them go as being 'poor business'.

It's the little things like that which piss me off! I apply for a thousand jobs in one week and the board are fine with it, yet I lose 3-0 away at Chelsea in the cup and my position becomes 'precarious'. Hoping that next years FM picks up a little bit, probably wasnt even worth buying FM12 - it barely changed from FM 11 - just a few little tweaks that werent worth the extra 28 squids..


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12:24:32
Just downloaded premiership logos to put into my game, anybody have an idea how to do it? Stuck them into a 'graphics' folder as instructed but no joy...


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12:35:42
where did you put the graphics folder?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12:40:17
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2012 > Graphics

Is there something I need to change in the settings to get them to show up?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12:48:03
C:\Users\Veejay\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\graphics---obviously your user wont be called veejay

then create a folder named "logos" inside the graphics folder make sure you have the game running aswell as it easier to check after.

once that is donego into the game click preferences the display and sound and untick use skin cache and tick always reload skin on confirm. this should load new logo

heres a good site for player faces kits and more logos ----http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/forum.php

just create a folder name "kits" in the graphics


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 14:13:49
Thank you very much kind sir! All working now, nice one.  :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 14:25:20
No problem.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: tans on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 14:45:57
I downloaded a 5gb file with player pics for everyone in the game.

Yes i am sad


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 14:48:39
I downloaded a 5gb file with player pics for everyone in the game.

Yes i am sad
And me  8)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 09:58:49
Score more than the opposition.  (Comments from the supercoach, there).

So that's where we went wrong at WorldNet!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 12:51:26
I've had a proper crack at a decent pre-season, started the game in June (start of season in Germany)  to give myself a bit more time to sort my backroom staff out. Got rid of the 'Keeper coach and brought in Antti Niemi as a replacement, can't afford to get rid of Piccaretta so I've brought in Andrew Cole, Wayne Allison (had to be done, the Chief back at the County Ground!) Steve Sedgley and John Murtough as coaches. Will ditch Piccaretta next off-season when he's cheaper.

Can't ship anyone out, although a bunch of clubs are keen on Caddis, don't really want to part with him but anything over £500k and I'll consider it, will add a hefty sell on percentage too. Nobody wants Esijas or Kerouche, which sucks. Both are poo and I want rid.

Signed Dalla Valle from Fulham and Ryan Dickson from Southampton on loan, signed Samba Kanoute and Yann Nsaku as promising youngsters, bought Timo Kern for £80k from Karlsruhe (my manager is half German) and have got Chris Birchall coming in too, both will give me some options and competition across the midfield!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 13:20:37
Do you play with a large database? if so try these youngsters out.

Charlie Telfer(MC,ML,AM(LC) - Usually released on my game by rangers is 16 and is very promising youngster i will be using him in my next season.

Massimiliano Lombardi(ML-AML) - Released by Crotone in italy only found bacause of the italian connections in the team.

Francesco Reda(ST) - Released by Crotone scored 31 goals in youth in 28 games i sold him to blackburn for 250,000 and 40% sell on clause

I played Ritchie as AMR but his role was inside forward(support) first season 14 apps 9goals 8 assists then got injured for 6months, second season so far in league 1 21 apps 5 goals 4 assists.

I also Signed this player Baldur Sigurdsson(DM) on a free from KR in iceland when his contract was about to expire.

Try Leon Panikvar (LB-LWB) is good for league 2

Im having pretty good fortune with Miles Storey aswell his first season(league 1) 17apps 7goals 8 assists. Anyone else ever have any luck with him?



Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 13:43:02
No, medium database with 20 leagues. Laptop needs a breather every now and then!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: PlymRed on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 17:46:44
Just have not been able to get into it this year! Usually I'm addicted to FM games but after half a season maybe a tad more, I can never be bothered to continue. Magera is an absolute boss though!!
Hopefully FM13 will be more addictive for me!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 18:42:57
Magera  is on a season long loan, can't recall him either. Bollocks .


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, June 7, 2012, 00:00:12
Magera  is on a season long loan, can't recall him either. Bollocks .
[url width=432 height=257]http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/funny-gifs-awesome-audience-guy.gif[/url]


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, June 7, 2012, 07:20:02
it was in response to PlymRed saying Magera was a boss in his game...


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, June 7, 2012, 13:46:16
I just wanted to try out that gif.  :)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 12:52:22
I've started another game, just to try and get to grips with the game a little bit more. Started unemployed, applied for a few Blue Square Premier teams, a couple of lower league foreign teams too. Finally got offered the FC Emmen job, in the Jupiler League in Holland. Not much money, £16k wages per week (already over by £2k when I joined) an alright team in a bit of a slump.

Gave the dugout.net a ruddy good reading through and have set my team up as a possession team. So far so good, first couple of games I wasn't using the new system and had a win, 2 losses and 2 draws. Since I've created this new tactic I've got 5 wins, 1 draw, 12 goals for, 1 goal against, against a spread of teams (including Willem II, who are first, and were 7 points clear of second at the time)

Dragged Emmen up to 5th place, the league is so tight, with 23 games gone (of a 36 game season) 3rd place to 14th was covered by 6 points. Only 18 teams in the league!

Really don't understand the playoff system that the Jupiler league runs though... the 1st and 2nd placed teams already qualified for the playoffs, likewise the 6th placed team.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 14:00:21
The Leagues in Holland have a Playoff between the teams thats are in relegation in the league above you and the ones that want to be promoted from the league below.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:00:40
I know that much, the top team go up automatically, the rules section in the game say "Teams placed 2nd-9th may qualify for Playoff depending on winners of the four periods", there's no further explanation. hence my confusion of the 6th place team gaining a playoff place already, when I'm 5th and I'm not guaranteed a playoff place yet. from the rules tab you can select one of four periods, only the second has dates attached to it and they run the length of the season.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:08:11
I know that much, the top team go up automatically, the rules section in the game say "Teams placed 2nd-9th may qualify for Playoff depending on winners of the four periods", there's no further explanation. hence my confusion of the 6th place team gaining a playoff place already, when I'm 5th and I'm not guaranteed a playoff place yet. from the rules tab you can select one of four periods, only the second has dates attached to it and they run the length of the season.
are you using the default database?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 20:35:50
Haven't changed a thing besides leagues and database size.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 01:46:41
[url width=800 height=500]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/jimothy/FCEmmen-1.jpg[/url]

On to the playoffs...


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: donkey on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:22:59
So that's where we went wrong at WorldNet!

Fucking scoring would have done!

Shame Bennett's team of vets didn't come off...


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 14:33:29
it does say young but there they said between 30-45 which is old to me mwahahaha


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 09:28:10
Playing as Shakhtar and ruining the Ukrainian PL! Bought Danny Welbeck and he is awsome!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 10:20:59
Playing as Shakhtar and ruining the Ukrainian PL! Bought Danny Welbeck and he is awsome!
I started a game playing as England U21 manager and Danny Welbeck scored 20 goals in 8 games for me, he is awesome on this version.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 11:19:38
Can you be under 21 managers? How do you do that?

I started a game as swindon the other day. Nearing the end of jan, currently top by 13 points. Just beat crawley 5-0 away. Lovely stuff.

Signed Ahmed Soukhouna, who is an absolute monster of a striker.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 11:31:46
Yeah when you start the game you can be any level of international manager by going to the country and picking the level.

It gets a few seasons out of the way quickly if you want to rush through a season to see how the leagues progress as you can go on holiday until squad selection day without it affecting your standing with the nation.

I get through an average season of 6 games in about 2 hours doing this, started it yesterday and am now in the 4th season with my eyes on the England managers job, makes a change from club football.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:07:48
pre-season with Emmen is over, only 3 teams would accept friendly proposals. no fucker would sign for me, my best striker fucked off on a freebie as he wouldnt discuss a new contract, which the board say was disappointing. my parent club want to charge me full whack for loans, but that doesnt matter as no one wants to join. given sod all budget, £18k wages and told to make the playoffs. grrrrr.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:10:18
oh, and 5 first teamers all got injured in training within 3 days of each other, all for 4-6 weeks. then, #1 striker gets injured in 2nd league game, out for 2 months. #2 striker gets injured following game, then his replacement gets injured in the same game. this game is a cunt.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:14:02
Find a new job


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: PlymRed on Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:45:48
I went on holiday in the first season to see how things would go on there own and see what decent jobs become available in the second year.

Paolo fucked off to Boro (who got relegated to L1) after he won the league with Swindon which led to me taking that job. Couldnt believe it when i got given a playing budget of 7.8million to achieve a mid-table finish! Still had Magera, Ritchie, Caddis, Ferry so no idea where that money has come from but ah well! Signed Matty Fryatt, Jack Butland and Robbie Brady so far


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 12:57:38
Just lost my home game to Oxford 2-1, Devera conceded a penalty, Flint scored an own goal (cracking goal though, perfectly placed header with no oxford player near him) and I had a perfectly legal goal ruled out for offside, ranted about it in the post-match and the FA haven't disciplined me for it. The game doesn't want you to win certain games!


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 21:38:14
[url width=900 height=506]http://i.imgur.com/RZl7W.jpg[/url]

Footballing greats? Simon Cox?


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 15:04:44
Just signed Andrew Williams in one of my older games for swindon, it says hes only 5ft10 but says on wiki that hes 6ft2, anyone else have this on there game?

He's pretty good aswell for league 1


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, September 8, 2012, 01:06:45
[url width=900 height=562]http://www.worldleagueracing.net/forum/gallery/images/1347062694.jpg[/url]

Never seen that before! Dirty MK...


Title: Re: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, September 8, 2012, 12:21:20
There may be an ingrained anti-franchise bias to FM, and quite right too.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 10:21:41
Getting the last usage out of this game before FM2013 comes out very soon I saw this, I had not seen before, at an England game a flare was set off in the crowd....nice touch.

[url width=799 height=433]http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g171/jjedmunds/england_zps2f07c1b4.jpg[/url]


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 16:41:37
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIxipl0Lt6M&feature=relmfu

Looks like the Town board on FM13 want promotion in the first season.

Not liking they want a direct football manager either :D


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 17:27:38
It looks like they are a couple of new manager modes including challenge mode

http://www.footballmanager.com/features (http://www.footballmanager.com/features)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, September 28, 2012, 17:24:00
Anyone who wants to pre-order a download copy of FM13 can get it for £19.50

http://www.greenmangaming.com/ the voucher code is GMGFM-C7BEY-U0PMY

Out 2nd of November but read something about getting it 2 weeks before in beta stage and then updating it to the full game later or something.


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Monday, October 29, 2012, 00:50:42
I've just been promoted to the Premiership in the 14/15 season, very happy with that, losing money hand over fist with a tiny squad which made it very difficult indeed! I've had Benik Afobe on a season long loan each of the last 3 seasons, 82 goals in 111 games, the first in L1, the last two in the Championship. Not too shabby!

Just been offered the Arsenal job... *gulp*


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, October 29, 2012, 09:37:13
I've just been promoted to the Premiership in the 14/15 season, very happy with that, losing money hand over fist with a tiny squad which made it very difficult indeed! I've had Benik Afobe on a season long loan each of the last 3 seasons, 82 goals in 111 games, the first in L1, the last two in the Championship. Not too shabby!

Just been offered the Arsenal job... *gulp*
so last year james, get with the times :-)


Title: Re: FM 2012
Post by: Leggett on Monday, October 29, 2012, 13:39:22
hush now seb! :P