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Community Announcements - nbrocky16
As you may have already seen, the PlayStation Vita version of Football Manager is due for release on the 11th April. Due to the cross-platform play available in Football Manager Classic mode, we’ve taken this opportunity to release an update for FM14 to enable this functionality.

We’ve also included a few other fixes which include, but are not limited to the changelist posted below.

To update you will need to close the game down and re-launch for it to update. If this does not work for you or you feel it has not updated you will need to restart Steam.

Upon launching the game you will see the updated version number of 14.3.1 in the bottom right hand corner of the Start Screen.

If your version still hasn’t updated we suggest again restarting Steam and if that still doesn’t work, try verifying your game cache as explained here in our FAQ - http://www.footballmanager.com/faq/?game=38&id=221

So managers, get back into your sheepskins and lead your teams to glory. Failing that, a sneaky one-nil win away might just keep the chairman off your back for a couple more games…

Football Manager 2014 - 14.3.1 Update Change List
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GENERAL
- Enabled PS Vita Cross-Save functionality

STABILITY
- Fixed rare crash when adding player to transfer target/development list
- Fixed rare crash on continue
- Fixed examples of pre-14.3.0 saves failing due to French discipline rule change

EDITOR
- Fixed edited teams being extracted into wrong division
- Fixed edited names not saving correctly

TRANSFERS
- Fixed rare cases of future transfer join dates reverting to year 1900
- Improved player interest AI after declaring interest
Community Announcements - nbrocky16
On behalf of everyone at Sports Interactive I’m proud to announce the release of the Winter Transfer Data Update, 14.3.0.

When starting a new game you will now be given an option to start with one of two databases, the default database (14.0) or the Winter Update (14.3). Included are all the latest transfers and updated squads, so for example, if you want to see if you can best Moyes with Mata at Manchester United, now is your chance! The data is compatible with new saves only on both full Football Manager and Football Manager Classic.

Also included within the update are a number of other changes and fixes to the game and the match engine which are save game compatible. So if you're in no rush to use the latest data you're fine to continue on with your current save. A link to a changelist showing the majority of these changes is listed below.

To update you will need to close the game down and re-launch for it to update. If this does not work for you or you feel it has not updated you will need to restart Steam.

Upon launching the game you will see the updated version number of 14.3 in the bottom right hand corner of the Start Screen.

If your version still hasn’t updated we suggest again restarting Steam and if that still doesn’t work, try verifying your game cache as explained here in our FAQ - http://www.footballmanager.com/faq/?game=38&id=221

Please remember as with all data updates, short-term loans are not included, and some late transfers/managerial changes or those conducted after February 1st 2014 may not be included.

The changelist includes but is not limited to the changes found here - http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/386142-Football-Manager-2014-Update-14.3.0-Winter-Transfer-Update-RELEASED?p=9462928&viewfull=1#post9462928
Community Announcements - Stuart Warren
Hello ho ho.

We've unwrapped an update for Football Manager 2014 just in time for Christmas.

The changes are fully save game compatible so you can continue your saved games.

Any problems or feedback please head over to our forums where the team will be on hand to help.

Merry managing.


FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 – UPDATE 14.2.0 CHANGE LIST
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Including, but not limited to:


STABILITY

- Fixed rare crash when continuing game
- Fixed another rare crash when continuing edited save game
- Fixed crash testing rules in Advanced Editor
- Fixed crash when searching invalid latitude value in Editor


MATCH v1439

- Fixed rare occurrence of stats incorrectly showing 255
- Reduced instances of direct free kicks aimed too close to crossbar inflating woodwork stats
- Fixed instances of throw ins taken just on pitch
- Tweaked urgency of engagement of ball player in own half depending on defensive player's tactical settings
- Improved general logic of when to attempt a tackle
- Tweaked aim direction of sliding tackles
- Reduced wild challenges slightly
- Fixed keeper accelerating out of area after fielding ball
- Fixed player ratings not updated quickly enough in some circumstances
- Some tweaks to player ratings including weighting on headers, interceptions and tackles
- Fixed poor detection of save quality
- Reduced first time keeper clearances under little pressure when he has short distribution PI
- Fixed strange ball movement after some instances of players pushing opponents while going to ariel ball
- Fixed non marking of short corner option player
- Reduced poor attempts to win corner off opponent
- Reduced poor cross attempts that had little chance of completion
- Reduced pointless shot attempts slightly
- Fixed quick free kick direction facing
- Fixed blocked crosses being set as completed crosses in stats
- Fixed short corners being set as crosses in stats
- Fixed players going through bench
- Fixed subs running on pitch after friendly win
- Improved keeper kick out from hands contact point
- Fixed issues with depth and width values after human tactical changes
- Fixed player standing at wrong end of pitch when following "stand in front of keeper at free kick" instruction
- Fixed bad goal kicks when the keeper kicks the ball out for an injury
- Refined counter attack trigger point depending on team mentality setting
- Improved player decision making during counter attack phase of play
- Some general tweaks to on ball decision AI
- Increased chance of player misjudging ball path slightly
- Made it harder for player to kill pace on fast moving ball especially at speed
- Improved ball velocity on some crosses
- Fixed ball contact point issue when putting ball out of play for an injury
- Added cross less often PI
- Fixed some issues with kick off AI
- Fixed some issues defending corners
- Fixed some keeper positioning and facing issues, including coming out inviting easy lobs
- Some tweaks to pass AI
- Tweaked d-line position slightly
- Fixed some further engagement of ball player issues
- Tweaked default cross aim slightly
- Reduced further attempts to buy corner off opponent
- Increased long shots slightly
- Fixed keeper misjudging occasional headed back pass
- Reduced penalty scored % slightly
- Fine-tuned CCC detection very slightly
- Reduced overhit mid-range passes caused by physics interface flaw not player error
- Tweaked player movement at dead balls slightly
- Reduced defensive headers that are aimed too close to own goal
- Small tweaks to shot and pass accuracy


FMC

- Improved Match Plan substitution logic
- Increased individual player training to prevent players becoming unhappy with workload
- Fixed mid-season Budget news item sometimes not appearing
- Fixed user not being able to declare interest in jobs when AI Managers are 'insecure'


STEAM WORKSHOP & ACHIEVEMENTS

- User can now 'scan for graphics' to manually index Workshop graphics
- User can start challenges from Workshop
- Game will now index files without a config
- Kits can now be uploaded to Workshop
- Manually deleted files will no longer produce error for users
- Italian Hero Achievement fixed


UNLOCKABLES

- Fixed rare instance where No Sacking would not unlock
- User can add second nationalities
- Can now move players between AI clubs
- Can now transfer free agents using 'move to other clubs' option
- Future transfers cleared when free agents are moved

EDITOR


- Managers can now be set correctly at B/II Teams.
- Improved team selection in custom Nation Rules.
- Advanced competition foreign player rules should now extract into the game correctly.
- Major fixture dates now visible on the Break Periods panel.
- Fixed the 3+GK from 7 substitutes rule.
- Improved loading times when multi-editing certain fields.
- Improved the re-assignment of Fitness Coaches' attributes when extracted into the game.
- Spanish Third Division may now be added to custom nation rules.
- 'Directions' may now be set on the Wage Contributions screen

IN-GAME EDITOR

- Added preference to hide the IGE icon from being displayed in the toolbar
- Added option when starting a new game to stop the IGE ever being usable on that save
- Added a filter on the join network panel to search for games without IGE
- Added Heal All Players in Squad
- Aded Unban All Players in Squad
- Added Change Morale of all Players in Squad
- Added Make Human Unsackable
- Added Terminate contract
- 'Rushing Out' attribute can now be successfully edited


COMPETITIONS & RULES

- Fixed rare example of clubs incorrectly failing FFP
- AI will now always register players when user is on holiday
- Stopped Swedish Second Divisions changing number of teams
- Spanish "B" Team Squad Numbers now remembered between matches
- Stopped players returning from their end of season break too early
- Stopped Scottish Premiership Playoff matches being scheduled for consecutive days
- Fixed rare example of Belgian season not being scheduled
- Fixed scheduling of Copa Libertadores & Sudamericana when removing South American leagues
- Fixed Italian transfer window dates
- Fixed overage rules in Russian U21 league
- Fixed Scottish Premiership Relegation Playoff scheduling
- Stopped assistant manager arranging reserve friendlies when already in a reserve league
- Fixed North American Gold Cup attendances
- Fixed Belgian Pro League European Playoff Final scheduling when cup winners qualify
- Set 2015 Asian Cup Qualifying groups as per real life
- Fixed English League Cup / EURO Cup fixture clashes
- Fixed English FA Cup replays being scheduled during international breaks
- Fixed 2015 U20 World Cup scheduling


TRANSFERS & CONTRACTS

- Reduced player bonus demands in contract negotiations
- Stopped former staff generating scout reports
- Stopped AI clubs bidding on players they cannot afford
- Improved AI shortlisting for Spanish B teams
- Stopped out of contract players from being agent owned
- Fixed expiry date being set in the past for transfer targets
- Improved logic of AI co-ownership offers
- Fixed user being unable to Approach To Sign player after deal falls though
- Fixed semi-pro sides being unable to offer non-contracts


USER INTERFACE

- Fixed Continue button disappearing before penalty shootouts
- Fixed text overrun on GK attribute octagons
- Fixed code displayed in board meeting
- Fixed match focus not state saving


TRAINING

- Fixed tactical familiarity not adjusting when some strategies changed
- Fixed formation familiarity being lost in certain circumstances


NETWORK

- Fixed Offer to Clubs screen changing when other users navigate
- Fixed warning message when clients attempt to join network game
Community Announcements - Stuart Warren
Hello gaffers,

We've released Football Manager 2014 update v14.1.4. It's fully save-game compatible and the change list can be seen below.

The Football Manager 2014 demo has also been updated to v14.1.4.

If you have any problems, please post at community.sigames.com where our team will be on hand to help.

Happy managing!

14.1.4 Changelist

Stability & Performance
- Fixed rare crash/freeze during processing
- Fixed rare crash when using edited data
- Fixed rare crash in backroom advice
- Fixed rare freeze when processing

Competitions
- Prevented teams from entering both Champion & EURO Cups
- Allowed overage players to feature in Swedish Reserve league* (You will need to start a new game for this fix to be in your game)

Confidence
- Fixed user being sacked for not dropping a player they already sold

Progression
- Adjusted Free Kick attribute progression

Transfers & Contracts
- Lower league players now more willing to negotiate contract renewals

Editor
- Prevented IGE use in network game
- Fixed free agents being unable to transfer in IGE
- User can now activate Italian Serie D

Match Engine v1433
- Some important improvements to the engagement of the ball player with reduced slide tackle count
- Fixed under hit near post corners that caused too many easy chances
- Fixed the worst examples of wild off target shots and passes
- Reduced long shots
- Fixed bug causing some deflections/blocks to be potentially missed
- Reduced directional change on regular player collision avoidance
- Fixed metrification bug causing full back to run to centre of pitch when overlapping
- Fixed bug where keeper storms out too fast when narrowing angle and risks overshooting target point
- Increased fouls at lower levels
- Pushed d-lines ups a bit when ball not in attacking third
- Fixed some headers being directed higher than intended
- Fixed keepers not reaching some obvious balls above their head
- Fixed some instances of players not closing down ball player including at short corner
- Fixed some instances of players not making no-brainer tackle attempt
- Tweaked default cross aim point slightly
- Some further tweaks to kick/header inaccuracy
- Improved player blocking of shots and crosses
- Fixed some minor bugs in ball deflection code
- Some general improvements to engagement of ball player
- Reduced instances of tackles leading to corners
- Some more tackles made in danger situations
- Improved detection of clear cut chances when player behind defence
- Slightly more opportunistic shots taken especially when chasing a goal
- Small tweaks to some shot velocities
- Minor tweak to pass AI reducing any risky short ones under no pressure
- Full backs come a bit deeper to offer keeper pass in 4 man defences when long kicks not instructed
- Reduced instances of keeper handballs outside area
- Fixed red cards being displayed for these handballs outside area
- Stopped players running through nets
- Fix for some issues with high d-lines not positioning correctly
- Fix for some issues with clearing header direction
- Reduced instances of clearance kicks in unrealistic areas
- Fix for keepers not saving some shots dipping and hitting woodwork
- Fix for players not leaving obvious ball for keeper
- Made keepers make use of their area better after catching ball
- Reduced some long shots in deeper central areas
- Fixed some examples of Clear Cut and Half Chances being missed
- Tuned player match ratings
Community Announcements - Stuart Warren
Hello Managers,

A small FM14 update has just been released and is now available to download - it is fully save game compatible.

Please report any issues to our team on the forums at http://bit.ly/SIforum. We hope you continue to enjoy the game!

14.1.3 Changelist

Match v1427
- Improved player rating system
- Improved use of subs in FMC match plans

Performance
- Fixed lag/crash in the Steam Workshop with lots of custom graphics installed
- Fixed crash launching game when user has removed public documents folder
- Fixed match viewer graphical corruption on some non-English language Linux systems

Transfers
- Tuned AI opening offers & negotiations

In-Game Editor
- Fixed text bleeds in some non-English currencies
- Fixed club finance values resetting in some non-English currencies

Standalone Editor
- Fixed player data tabs when editing multiple players

Data
- Fixed some incorrectly set Norwegian wages
- Fixed some international records not displaying

Misc
- Stopped Paul Robinson being bitten by his pet dog
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