Coach your team to the premiership flag! Australian Football Coach is the premier Aussie Rules Football management game. Coach in one of eight different leagues, create your own footy world or even pit the different states against each other in State of Origin mode.
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September 17

Big fix: v0.19.6 released

The latest version of Australian Football Coach fixes some more problems with the game, including a major problem which fixed both the match fitness problem (it became very hard for players to lose match fitness, so you had constant exclamation points on your team selection screen) and players playing in the reserves and the main squad at the same time, which caused a number of fitness issues.

Some very obscure situations led to some crashes as well and these have been fixed. Thank you to those who reported these problems!

Full change list for v0.19.6:
- Fixed: Game would crash if you had a lineup spot empty, were coaching games, and were the away team
- Fixed: Proper number of news items displayed on larger resolutions
- Fixed: career stats no longer duplicate if player played less than a minute
- Fixed: Game no longer crashes if AI does not field a player in the central defense position
- Fixed: Proper league rounds for historical game statistics
- Fixed: Odds display again
- Fixed: Players constantly lacking match fitness
- Fixed: Players getting picked for multiple games in the same round
- Fixed: Rookies now play for the reserve team as opposed to not playing at all
- Fixed: Rookies now have match fitness allocated against them
- Fixed: North Melbourne affiliate team switched to Werribee from Ballarat
- Added: News regarding players kicking 5 or more goals in a match
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September 10

Version 0.19.5 released: tackles crashes and youth coaching

Version 0.19.5 has been uploaded to Steam! The biggest changes you'll see are if you coach a youth team - no longer are you subject to the random whims of your computer-operated recruiter, but you get to pick your team from a list of recruits before the start of each season. NOTE: This feature has been barely tested, so hopefully it works right.

You'll also notice some more transaction-related news items and some minor fixes. The game also will stop crashing in certain situations on the list menu due to a bug introduced in v0.19.0.

There will be no quick patches for a few days, but still working hard on the game! Some behind-the-scenes stuff has been developed and will be fleshed out more fully in the coming weeks. The focus is on improved form, morale, 16-player teams (hmmm... wonder what's being planned here), and an in-game player editor.

As always your feedback is welcomed and appreciated, whether it be reporting a crash to desktop or an idea to improve the game.

Full list of changes:
v0.19.5
- Fixed: State league players showing up on post-game stat sheet
- Fixed: Rucks now take a couple seconds to return to play following a ruck contest (in an attempt to minimise their statistical dominance)
- Fixed: Game no longer crashes on Details screen
- Fixed: Game no longer selects players without a team on Details screen in certain instances
- Fixed: 19-year-olds no longer generated for Under-18 league
- Fixed: 19-year-olds now "retire" properly from Under-18 league
- Fixed: Statistics table going outside the box on higher resolutions
- Fixed: Injured players now don't get random injuries which override whatever their current injury is
- Fixed: Set proper number of games for Under-18 league as of 2017 and fixed playoffs starting too early
- Fixed: More typos :/
- Added: Youth coaches now get to select their team from a list of zonal recruits
- Added: Additional news items for player trades, major contract renewals and free agent signings
- Added: News for player retirements
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About This Game

Coach your team to the premiership flag! Australian Football Coach is the premier Aussie Rules Football management game, now fully updated for the 2017 season. Take control of a team in one of eight different leagues, create your own footy world with the custom league creator, or even pit the different states against each other in State of Origin mode.

In Australian Football Coach, you put yourself in the coaches' box for an Australian Rules football team.

You're in charge of everything from tactical management on game days, to list management to help you build a team that will win the premiership flag.

With features such as a custom league editor, player editor, in-game team editor, and more, Australian Football Coach contains everything you need to create and run your own footy world.

The game has been continually released and updated from late 2014.

Selected Features
- 8 leagues to coach in, including a national league, six state leagues and one developmental league, each with their own finals structure and percentage rules
- Coach and watch each game or hand the reins over to your assistant coach and simulate everything
- Come up with a tactical plan that will take your team to the flag
- Develop your up and coming players on the training ground, or get them into big matches for faster development
- History tracked for every game. Watch records change and unfold over time
- Trade players and draft picks to build the best possible team
- National and rookie drafts
- Full salary cap rules including free agency and the trading period
- Scouts tell you their estimation of a player's potential, and if he has peaked
- Players can get homesick and demand a move back to their home state
- Perform poorly, get fired, and switch jobs
- 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 lists allow you to simulate the past and present
- Custom league editor and player editor allows you to create your own world
- In-game team editor allows you to change team names and colours

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 20 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 20 MB available space
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