FIFA MANAGER: News

Update 2 available

Nov 25 2011

Right in time for the weekend, update 2 for FIFA MANAGER 2 is available for download. Get the manual download right here and start playing. We also put together a comprehensive list with all changes, fixes and improvements the update contains. Enjoy!

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FIFA MANAGER 12 Update 2

These are the changes for update 2:

Improvements:

  • New player pictures, loading screens and tickets 
  • general database update 
  • possibility to turn-off the chance bar in word-by-word live ticker 
  • possibility to play Live Season with your own database 
  • tooltip indicating the remaining points until the next player manager level is reached 
  • AI clubs cut back on club facilities and deconstruct buildings, if the club is underperforming; renovations are also carried out realistically 
  • Unified depiction of all status and mood bars including current and max value or with a respective text status 

Overhauled areas:

  • prestige (e.g. promoted teams do not receive too high bonuses) 
  • strong players in strong teams will not be moved to the second team any more 
  • old players will become weaker slightly faster than before as they become older 
  • clubs prolong contracts with their players sooner 
  • clubs are now searching the transfer list for players without a club more often, as a consequence top-players don’t end their careers. 
  • Youth players improve slightly faster in the youth team 
  • release clause now appears only very rarely and with 100% of the market value and not just with 50% 
  • huge talents can now only be loaned without a buy option 
  • changes in player talent depend on the grades he gets in the games and on the league he playes in 
  • more injuries in the live ticker mode 
  • improved handling of rather extreme formations in the live ticker mode 
  • more spectators when playing against arch rival 
  • you can now still by merchandise if the “misc” budget is below zero 
  • General User Interface revised 
  • several general improvements concerning the long-term AI finances 

Bugfixes:

  • reserve team problem in the Spanish/Austrian league fixed
  • Found-a-Club bug in Italy fixed
  • Scottish league: point now also count after the first phase of the league
  • players are now correctly presented during presentations and introductions (e.g. in the stadium)
  • TV revenues of promoted and relegated clubs are now correctly calculated (used to be postponed by one season)
  • player development: problems concerning strong indifferences between position level and ability level were fixed
  • problem with players incorrectly produced on the right respectively on the left side fixed
  • You cannot get fired in the Found –a-Club mode
  •  Found –a-Club player won’t receive any questions mentioning an ejection or the board
  • Live Season now also quotes short appearances
  • players without a contract which enter the game at a later point of time now also have correct contracts and entries in the player history
  • if a manager resigns from a big club and then gets an employment at a smaller club, his salary will now be more realistic and not as high as before
  • drag-and-drop now works well in the “fast lineup” screen
  • first team: drag-and-drop sorting will be maintained
  • Text mode: cards that are dealt the same minute as goals will not be shown under goals
  • chance bars in the text mode conference now act according to the games’ events
  • 3D: “hold the ball” now functions properly
  • 3D: club anthem is not played during national team games
  • 3D: club names are portrayed correctly in all options
  • 3D: radar remains visible even when switching through different modes
  • maintenance costs for youth camps are now also calculated correctly for AI teams; AI now also recruits more players from their own youth camps
  • Found-a-Club: Fan assets now work as they should, initiation date is now shown
  • different stand names in different stadiums are now possible
  • repeated re-naming of stands is now possible
  • national team: more players are now scouted simultaneously
  • Results with high changes in prestige were set into proportion
  • national team widgets were overhauled
  • The rating of the club facilities in the home screen now works properly (not only one star ratings)
  • player level is now depicted correctly in the various negotiation screens
  • simulate to next cup match now possible.


In addition, many smaller issues have been addressed and fixed.

Online players playing with update 2 can only play with other players who also installed the update.
Old savegames can be continued with the new update, however some fixes might not apply (like e.g. the league script changes)

We also opened a new discussion thread in our forum, where you can share your experiences and suggestions for update 2. Update 2 Feedback Thread

Where to buy

Here are two possible retailers you might want to take a look at. The EA Origin store offers the new MANAGER as an instant download. No waiting time, no standing in line – simply hit the purchase button and the download starts. Amazon on the other hand offers the also very convenient shipping directly to your home, no need to leave the house neither. You can of course also buy the game at your local retailers (not sold as boxed product world-wide).

Buy on Origin
Buy FIFA MANAGER 12 on Origin
Buy at Amazon
Buy FIFA MANAGER 12 at Amazon

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