Franchise Hockey Manager 5 is the only sports strategy game licensed by the NHL ® , including the real clubs, awards, and trophies associated with the greatest hockey league in the world. FHM 5 allows you to build your hockey franchise into a perennial Stanley Cup winner YOUR way, in the current 2018-19 season or back through the entire...
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Oct 5, 2018

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February 15

FHM5 Hotfix, Version 5.7.66, Now Available

A new hotfix update for Franchise Hockey Manager 5, version 5.7.66, has just been released.

Your existing savegames will be compatible with the updated game.

This hotfix fixes a few critical issues with Monday's update:
-Quickstart games can now be started properly again
-the Quebec historical challenge now uses the correct team instead of starting a game as the California Golden Seals
-fixed issue with multiplayer games that could cause a crash when attempting to open some player screens
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February 11

FHM Update, Version 5.7.65, Now Available

The fifth major update for Franchise Hockey Manager 5, version 5.7.65, has just been released.

Please post any problems/bugs you run into either on our Steam discussion board or in the Bug Reports Forum on our site at

Your existing savegames will be compatible with the updated game, but some of the update's fixes may not retroactively correct certain problems in existing saves.

Changes from 5.6.58:

-added 12 new historical challenges (including achievements) for defunct leagues, 7 for the WHA and 5 for the PCHA/WCHL/WHL
-updated database, should be accurate as of February 5 (Matthews extension is in.) Most nonplayable leagues got a more thorough update this time, as we gradually extend our ability to do large-scale semi-automated updating
-moving players up from or down to a farm team will now result in a slight fitness penalty for them to simulate traveling to the new team, so there's a little more incentive now to maintain extra players on the parent team's roster
-removed 2020 World Cup, first one is now in 2024
-for the purposes of GM/coach firings, losing streaks will no longer carry over from season to season, potentially resulting in extremely early firings, and no GM's and/or coaches will start a season with their job in "in jeopardy" status, the prerequisite for a firing
-random debut historical games now include some non-NHL players, primarily stars from the pre-NHL era, 1940's-1980's Europeans, and notable non-stars; also added several new players in those categories and improved the ratings of a few players who had better careers outside the NHL
-restricted free agency is now possible in multiplayer games, but to enable this we had to disable the matching option (and associated popup) - if an RFA is signed to an offer sheet in a multiplayer game, the former team automatically gets compensated with no option to match
-all tactical, line, and role selection options should now work properly for international teams - player data for these is entirely separate from the club teams, so a player can have a different role for each
-if a player's favourite number is available when he joins the user's team, he'll automatically get it without needing it to be assigned via the number assignment dialog (may extend this later to include the player's first choice of numbers at the moment, not necessarily just his one favourite)
-Carlson Hockey Games now limited to players from teams who are no longer in their league playoffs (similar what to the World Championships does with NHL teams), to prevent clashes with league playoffs
-added a safety check to AI-controlled teams to avoid situations where they would fail to properly qualify some of their better impending restricted free agents
-adjust player movement in nonplayable leagues - more Russian players should now be routed through the MHL as they develop, and improved logic for progressing players from the older junior leagues to senior national leagues
-changed settings on QMJHL American draft to avoid draft pool shrinking in later seasons

User Interface:
-added filter for staff search screen, and added Misc Skills and Job Ratings to the Info dropdown
-the bar lengths on the ratings tab of the player screen should no longer run past the right end of the underlying bar
-when viewing a list of players, adding a player to a shortlist via right-click will no longer re-sort the screen according to descending alphabetical order
-players no longer disappear from player search, league and team histories, etc. after reaching 100 years old
-clicking on retired players in league-history-(individual season)-any team should now open the correct player
-clicking on national team name now takes the user to that team instead of his club team
-fixed historical challenge dark skin background to something more readable and changed titles to team name
-"change scout button" on the player scouting screen should now work properly, allowing the selection of reports from different scouts
-added explanation of red/green colours in Role Ratings section of player screen
-the yearly sort order for tournaments now matches the sort order for the league histories - the most recent season at the top
-the staff search screen no longer re-sorts in reverse alphabetical order if you click on one of the staff and then use the back button to go back to the search

Bug Fixes:
-fixed issue with allowed contract limit incorrectly preventing player additions (waivers, free agents, etc.) when team is under the limit
-fixed registration problem that was preventing some Steam users from registering an OOTP account from FHM5
-fixed crash when attempting to view boxscores during Champions League/Memorial Cup games
-the league and team history leaders/leaderboards/records should now work properly when starting with the current roster quickstart
-current quickstart now uses the correct starting injury data
-added check during loading that will fix a rare problem where the lineup status of farm players could break upon callup, preventing them from being placed on a line and potentially crashing the game
-in historical mode, the team histories for individual seasons should now show stats for retired players again
-requirements for end-of-season popup categories (above .500, etc.) should now work properly in historical mode
-goalies in historical games should no longer get "non-goalie" numbers unless they specifically have them as a favourite number
-fixed instance in modern games where entry level contract-required players signing in the NHL could request more than the maximum ELC amount
-ELC-required players in historical games should no longer occasionally request and get 1-year contracts from the AI that leave them as UFA's after expiration
-the "complete trade" option in a message announcing a team accepted a trade offer should no longer occasionally remain available when a trade is made involving one of the players in the offer
-the player screen award badge for being on the Champions Hockey League winner should now go to the players on the actual winner for that season
-the league histories for the Swedish Hockey League and Polska Hokej Liga no longer have a '-' in the name section for all seasons between the start of the game and the current year
-players should no longer appear on the Hall of Fame ballot a year before they should
-AHL standings will now sort properly after league has been expanded
-deleting a team in the structure editor now forces schedule regeneration, to prevent broken schedules if a team is added, then immediately removed after generating a schedule
-lines/lineup should no longer be cleared after the Champions League final
-fixed draft lottery in expanded leagues, expansion teams can now get picks higher than #4
-scouts in multiplayer games that were moved onto the staff of a new team by the commissioner should now generate scouting reports properly
-viewing a game from the league schedule screen, then trying to return to the schedule screen by hitting the 'back' button no longer results in an error message
-various minor text/UI corrections
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About This Game

FHM 5 delivers new community-requested features including dramatically improved tactics, an all-new interface, player and staff personalities, new team chemistry, accurate 2018-19 season rosters, online leagues and more!

The NHL® season is underway, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by purchasing the all-new Franchise Hockey Manager 5! Own The Ice and Etch Your Name with the biggest and most fun version of Franchise Hockey Manager we’ve ever made.

Franchise Hockey Manager 5 includes:

  • An official NHL ® license, ensuring complete authenticity as you pursue the Stanley Cup ®
  • New, deep tactics that allow unprecedented control over how your entire team performs, down to each line and individual player
  • An all-new user interface designed to make it easier and faster to do exactly what you want to do
  • New team chemistry dynamics that allow you to mix and match players and maximize performance
  • New player and staff personalities that influence how your team performs over the long term
  • New online leagues, allowing you to compete against friends from around the world
  • Up-to-date 2018-19 season rosters for each NHL ® club
  • Dozens of global leagues, competitions, and tournaments

And much more!

Franchise Hockey Manager 5 is the only sports strategy game licensed by the NHL ® , including the real clubs, awards, and trophies associated with the greatest hockey league in the world. FHM 5 allows you to build your hockey franchise into a perennial Stanley Cup winner YOUR way, in the current 2018-19 season or back through the entire history of the sport - all the way back to the very beginning! DIfferent eras demand different tactics, and it’s up to you to put together the best club possible for every era.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1280x768 display (minimum-sized display requires fullscreen mode)
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS: min. macOS 10.11
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1280x768 display (minimum-sized display requires fullscreen mode)
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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