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FIFA Manager 08

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: Bright Future

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'FIFA Manager 08' - Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 21, 2007 @ 11:40 a.m. PST

FIFA Manager 08 allows you once again to control is everything in the world of football management. FIFA Manager 08 provides all the tools you need to make it to the big time, featuring 52 leagues with original players from 20 different countries, each player evaluated on 42 separate ability values.

Get the FIFA Manager 08 Multilanguage Patch #2 off WP (73mb)

FIFA Manager 08 Patch #2 Fixes :

Important: You can continue your old save games. Update 2 includes Update 1. You do not need to install Update 1 first, but it’s ok if it is already installed.

New Features

- full 3D match AI update
- battery status display for laptops in the main menu
- additional scout screen links in the email system

Plus one surprise feature!

Bug Fixes and Polishing

- correct calculation of the club prestige after promotion/relegation
- script error in the English Regional National league resolved
- crash leaving the staff members screen fixed
- problem with "Player salaries are paid multiple times" is resolved
- crash clicking on player of the Reserve team in the promises screen fixed
- it is now possible to cancel loans (finance section)
- Confed Cup final crash fixed
- crash fixed after saving while only managing a national team
- possible crash at game start with a CaC team in France fixed
- rare mini map crash in the club facilities fixed
- updated club facilities: construction and maintenance costs
- budgets are now rounded
- Bulgarian / Romanian players are now EU players
- CaC youth teams can now get promoted (also in already existing save games)
- Editor: pseudonyms are now sorted correctly (before Update 2 the last name was used for the sorting)
- Editor: players in the “Contract Running Out” list are now sorted by rating (it’s very interesting to see which players you can sign on a free transfer)

FIFA Manager 08 Patch #1 Fixes :

New Features:

- player scouting now available via right click on the player name (context menu) and via player info screen
- new filter options are added to the scouts screen
- search data for general scouting can now be saved to allow easier detailed searches
- the talent value is shown (if activated) in a new column on the scouting screen
- option to clear the scouting list
- widgets also available in the lower screen resolutions (they open like the left menu bar)
- help text at game start works the same way (you move the mouse pointer to the left border of the screen)
- it is now possible to edit the parameters for the evaluation of cooperation contracts (a feature for the experts)
- it is now possible to switch off the Ups and Downs
- reduced effect of the Ups and Downs (+/-2 points per effect), this works better with the new player development system
- additional energy column in individual training
- it is possible to change the training intensity in the player info
- matches have a reduced effect on the skills of the player if these are already very high (to reduce the number of skills with a value of 99)
- the sons of the manager at game start now always play in the youth team
- 3D options for anti aliasing and anisotropic filtering are now available (3D match looks better)
- special "Continue" button on matchdays to indicate that the player must create a line-up (1st team and Reserves)
- tooltips that give more details about injuries and the "hero status" of a player
- tooltips for season development and the current training progress are added to the player info
- option to show only the important skills for certain player positions in the player info
- warning icon if a youth player has no contract in his last season
- right click on the badge in the main menu opens the team info, left click on the mail info opens the news centre
- F1-F4 for substitutions in textmode (single and multi player)
- contract offers for youth players via the context menu
- title scarves for Champions League and national cup
- improved calendar on the weekly progress screen (now with the same information as in the main menu)
- full database update
- 500 new player pictures
- the match announcement screen now includes the home and away stats
- it is now possible for the user to select a background artwork while loading the 3D match (see Editor's Workbench on this website)
- the AI builds less youth camps
- new dropdown box to get additional information about the players on the national team nomination screen
- it is now possible to save the stadium editor stadiums for the reserves and the youth team by adding -2 and -3 to the file name
- it is now possible to add players to the Hall of Fame who already play for another club
- historical results for Romania added
- Editor: On the club screen the position column and info column of the player list are additionally displayed
- Editor: We added a contract duration column to the info columns list
- Editor: We display all reserve teams on the main screen with all options (Avg. rating /best 11/avg. age/ players)
- Editor: It is possible to select a position on the player skills screen to allow easier tuning by highlighting the important skills for this position (it is no longer necessary to change the player's main position)
- Editor: The pseudonym is now displayed in all lists instead of the real name

Fixed Bugs:

- no big cooperation contracts in lower leagues anymore if there is not enough budget
- the correct staff data is now transferred from the editor to the game
- stopped text mode ticker will now start again correctly
- memory problem with Vista Premium solved
- city pictures in the user directory are now displayed correctly
- German cup draw corrected: now in the 1st round the professional teams always play against lower league teams
- quarter final EC fixed (group winners played each other)
- the display of a rating of 255 in textmode is fixed
- wrong country flags and date in the U20 final corrected
- season screens in Scotland fixed
- the promise of "you will play at least a few minutes" is now correctly displayed
- a promise was set (won’t sign a player for your position) if the contract of another player was extended
- a player who is going to leave the club no longer asks for a shirt number in the next season
- the data for season tickets is now correctly transferred from the editor into the game
- bonus payments are now displayed in the financial overview
- wrong values in the training analysis tool are corrected
- must / may not play for already sold players was still available (on the player info screen)
- fitness development fixed if the training intensity is 0
- average tactical value >5 corrected
- effects of training camps improved (short training camps had too much effect)
- wrong contract duration after a 24h transfer
- it is now possible to gain control of the match in text mode
- calculation of the 5-years assessment fixed
- calculation of the European Top 10 (season screen) fixed
- optimised calculation of youth player levels in CaC
- CaC youth players from the editor are now correctly loaded
- gathering of promises in the player info fixed
- sorting of roles corrected for the national team
- corrected wrong Regional League South stats in Germany
- improved effect of the stadium manager on the construction costs of the club facilities
- AI clubs now correctly move players from their youth camps to the first team
- wrong message in the Hall of Fame fixed when a player is loaned out
- crash when opening the fairness table fixed
- missing sound effects in text mode added
- missing CaC leagues in Austria added
- the extension of the reserve stadium won't affect the regular stadium anymore
- the FA Community Shield is now displayed in the trophy room (if won)
- it is now possible to make bonus payments again after the bonuses were stopped
- during the voting for the Player of the Month the players are now listed randomly
- AI no longer loans out players with ending contracts
- wrong budgets after sailing with the president corrected
- promises for youth players in the Reserve teams corrected
- the problem of wrong tables in the season comparison ("Story of a Season") was fixed
- the problem with a different league sizes after moving to a new league was fixed
- contract extension of coaches in youth camps fixed
- CaC Italy: Promotion regulation fixed
- wrong "End of Loan" of players fixed
- it is now possible to leave the "Save" screen
- correct job titles for trainers and managers in the club info
- corrected the name list of Serbia
- finances of lower league teams corrected
- town pictures are now displayed on the youth camps screen
- corrected the wrong number of matches in the EC/WC qualification
- rare mini map crash in the club facilities fixed
- real player values on the player swap screen fixed
- rounded player values for swapped player fixed
- several misspellings and logic bugs in the media questions fixed
- objectives for the international competition are shown on the home screen
- tooltip in the tournament status screen of EC 2008 corrected
- correct evaluation of the promise to reach the season objective
- season screen "Pre-season Winners" is displayed every season
- wrong half-time result of friendlies in the calendar was fixed
- increasing personal income after selling luxury items fixed
- settings for the ankle of the stadium stands correctly saved
- inconsistent market value of youth players fixed
- crash after editing unemployed staff members fixed
- display of city pictures in the club info improved
- pictures of the president (if available) are now displayed on the finance screen
- stadium texture problem for imported FIFA stadiums fixed
- stadium colour is now saved for the edited stadiums (the club colour is no longer used automatically)
- stadium environment is now saved for the edited stadiums


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