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Football Manager 2018

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by WithMyApologies, 15 Aug 2017.

  1. philstanbridge

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    Also, just picked this up from the features list which I missed before. Interesting, and it backs up what I thought reference the 'engine update'.

    "As detailed there, the new engine now supports DirectX 11, against previous games' DirectX 9. On-pitch lighting and textures have been "significantly enhanced", and there's now more movement variation from one player to the next. These improvements "make it easier for the match view team at SI to make changes in the future," we're told, and stadiums now play a bigger role in outlining scale and depth."
     
  2. markwilliams82

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    Has anything been released about FM Touch yet and what features that will include and exclude?
    The last year I really moved over to the Touch to strip down some of the over the top features
     
  3. davisdavid

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    Beta is live. Would be the night I'm working. Standard.
     
  4. robmol

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    Interface is almost unplayable for me at the moment, think i'll have to wait for a patch. The tooltip pop ups for players/staff attributes are really buggy with parts of interface disappearing when I hover over it, in the tactics screen the tooltips grays out the whole player so I have to leave screen and go back in.

    Also, is there no way to adjust player/staff search attributes at the same time as viewing the search results?! You have to go in the 'edit search' screen every time, bit of a pain in the ass just to reduce a value by 1.. in previous versions you had all that in the same window
     
  5. davisdavid

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    I can't get on it till tonight o won't know, seen a lot of bugs appearing on Reddit and the like though.
     
  6. davisdavid

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  7. Martini1991

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    Some of the interface choices are just bizarre

    Scouting window is terrible now
     
  8. llamadal

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    Gutted you can't play online for the beta.

    Feels more like an alpha though with the amount of bugs, just hope it's a really early build.
     
  9. philstanbridge

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    No regen faces in the beta either, which is either a good thing, or a tragic thing. They were terrible in 17.
     
  10. Martini1991

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    The build is current as they've just built it for the beta.
     
  11. llamadal

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    oh thats disappointing and very surprising - doesn't seem anywhere near being ready
     
  12. davisdavid

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    To be fair last years Beta had a load of bugs but anything that was posted on the SI forum was generally sorted before release. The Beta should only really be used for learning any new features, I would never start a long term save in it.
     
  13. philstanbridge

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    I've had a very quick go, even though Ive been in the game a couple of hours. It's a tad mind boggling in places. Lots of stuff to re-learn..
     
  14. scorchedbee

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    Just got this from a site... don't know if you can link but its a site for the developers to "sortitout" ;) £30 for the game and the touch version.

    just downloaded and the facepacks and kitpacks....

    I only really use the beta to start as a premier league team to mess around and learn the game, then on full release start as my beloved Grimsby Town!
     
  15. Sargatanas2511

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    I set the training regime to be controlled by the ass man. He proceded to put everyone on very high intensity and injure my entire first team in 2 weeks.

    Long story short, don't let them control training.
     
  16. davewhite04

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    This will be pretty good if they rewrite the interface and match engine in 2 weeks...
     
  17. philstanbridge

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    I'm waiting to see what the regens look like before I judge. Have to say, the actual matches are somewhat better for me. I am at the lowest league mind you, but there are far few crosses into the box, and the keeper is actually able to save the ball from time to time :D
     
  18. davisdavid

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    Main thing I've noticed aside from the bugs (it's a very rushed out beta) is that you can't cut any corners on the tactics side. Everything is set to a really poor default. Defenders leave massive gaps between them etc. Set pieces are a waste of time if you don't set individual instructions.

    It's time consuming but it's how FM should be.

    Enjoying it overall. The even years definitely seem to be the better releases since 08.
     
  19. Evo8

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    Depends if your ass man is any good? I'll be going Celtic and I'm pretty Chris Davies has pretty good stats.
     
  20. Sargatanas2511

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    I am playing as Spurs so I would hope Jesus Perez is good! :p.