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FM 2006 6.0.2 Patch

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Sep 15, 2005
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Changes since 6.0.1

Football Manager 2006 v6.0.2 (Build 72973)

+ Added command line option "--user_data_location" to customise the FM06 base use data folder (also see SIbase).
+ Added command line option "--always_reload_skin" for graphics/skin authors to be able to reload the same skin from Preferences without changing skin twice.
+ Command line option "--database_location" showed an error dialog even when it succeeded in some situations.
+ Command line option "--database_location" accepts absolute paths (see SIbase documentation for details).
+ Fixed "profit/(loss)" on the home page finance panel always being 0.
+ Fixed potential problem with importing some training schedules.
+ Fixed occasional freeze on finance income/expenditure sections if --small_screen was used.
+ If a player had agreed to a "future transfer" his icon in the squad and search sections was still "bid" (instead of "trn").
+ Moved the skin cache folder from the FM06 installation folder to the user data folder to avoid permission problems.
+ Fixed camara agree's transfer on day of deadline window - but transfer is cancelled due to work permit decision coming a day too late
+ Fixed fining a player who is on loan to you and he will get upset with the club that owns the player
+ Fixed Short-term loan deals taking too long to decide
+ Fixed Claudio Ranieri appointed to as chelsea boss
+ Fixed occasional player with a contract until 17.7.2088 in 2005
+ Fixed League Two players demanding four-year deals in July 2005
+ Adjusted players contract length demands for first team squad rotation players
+ Ensured players who are unhappy at sale of player do eventually get happy again
+ Indonesian leagues now use 7 subs.
+ Fixed potential crash in international management if a staff retired while in control of the U23s or U20s.
+ Stopped managers from losing loyalty points when praising opposition managers
+ Fixed 'Use Current Team Selection' on holiday option
+ Fixed manager/coach release on just players allowing human manager to offer less wages
+ Fixed a bug where a team would still play matches at a temporary stadium after moving back to their original stadium,
+ Fixed a bug where a club team might get included in the U21 European Championship.
+ Tuning of player happiness with training.
+ If a human manager goes on holiday during a match, the match is now saved down properly so that it can be replayed to give the final result.
+ Fixed a probem where co-ownership deals would sometimes not be resolved properly at the end of the co-ownership period.
+ Virtual Manager Fix for teams being short of players sometimes
+ Tuning of virtual players playing in leagues running with Basic Detail.
+ Fix for Israeli foreign player registraton - teams are restricted to registering 5 foreign players in the whole squad and only 5 foreign players permitted in match squad.
+ Fix for players given a squad number but then get loaned out and still keep their squad.
+ Fix for tactics not processing international retirements.
+ Fix for team hiring manager when they agree to delay a contract offer.
+ Fix for german national job offer to human.
+ Fix for two global awards in one year.
+ old human contract offers now get cleared down.
+ Fixed no nation displayed in team award screen for a player
+ Fixed crash when human asks coach to pick u23 national team.
+ Can ask for a new contract when on a monthly contract.
+ Fix for clubs not checking division before offering a fate contract.
+ Fixed old 'slightly injured' icons displaying on tactics screen
+ Regen manager fix for countires such as Belarus getting lots and lots of foreign regens
+ Fixed players being described by the media as regular first-teamers when they weren't
+ Fix to stadium code very occasionally appearing in match_summary news items
+ Fixed a problem where sometimes teams were not getting their home matches moved to their preferred match day.
+ Fixed a problem with co-ownerships when teams bid nearly the same value for the other half of the player. The game now rounds both values before comparing to see which team wins.
+ Fixed a co-ownership cheat where you can buy one half of a player from one team and get the other half for free from the other team.
+ Fixed problem with -1 : -1 scorelines sometimes appearing in news items.
+ The 'one yellow card away from ban' status flag does not appear if the next match is a friendly.
+ Fixed referees regening as 14 year olds
+ Training improvement board request option is now disabled if club already has the best training facilities.
+ Training levels graph does not include the current month as the value can still change before the end of the month.
+ Fixed a bug where right sided players are sometimes left-footed when fake players are used.
+ Nations in competitions menu are now sorted properly.
+ Fixed occasional problem where a player sign a pre-contract with another club, joins them then the next day his contract runs out and he leaves.
+ Manager feeling triumphant after losing (Manager Mind-Games Screen)
+ Fixed being repeatedly offered a national youth team job even when you decline the first offer.
+ National youth teams offering jobs to humans from that nation or who manage in that nation.
+ National youth team pool will only show players eligible for that team.
+ National youth teams only manageable if enough players available.
+ National youth teams now call up foreign based players( except african nations ).
+ Bias added to seasonal domestic awards, bias is against defenders as they have high average ratings.
+ Fix for human accepting job, resigning then accepting another job on the same day, while on holiday.
+ Fixed a bug where young players bought in from another club where not marked as "Trained at club" if they had been at their new club for 3 years before the age of 21.
+ Tuned code that adjusts loyalty in manager profile.
+ Fixed board giving manager vote of confidence 3 days after hiring him.
+ Fixed AC Milan failing to hire a manager for a long period of time.
+ Fixed expectation text for nation with nothing to play for in qualifiers.
+ Fixed monthly board confidence news item showing profit when club report loss.
+ Fixed renewal signing on fees not being included in total expenditure.
+ Fixed player involved in main and youth monthly award for same month.
+ Imported training schedules are now validated - no more intensive schedules with light workloads!
+ Players keeping accepting new contracts with a lower weekly wage fixed.
+ Potential transfer value doesn't match with the actual offer (transfer offer screen).
+ Reduced the ease with which foriegn old Players would leave Qatar clubs.
+ Human should not be able to negotiate budgets when he rejects a contract offer.
+ contract offer news item uses clubs offered wage budget when triggering text.
+ Fixed current seasons transfer budget being decreased When human negotiates budgets.
+ Tuned player unhappiness manager / player responses.
+ Fixed post-match player injection news.
+ Made AI clubs protect hot prospects a bit better
+ Lessened chances of players of decent reputation being overlooked by potential suitors in non selected leagues
+ Made ex-internationals with plenty of caps for large nations less likely to join very small clubs late in career of as non players
+ Made AI clubs a bit more willing to splash out on players they percieve to have high PA
+ Made high profile out of work managers less inclined to take assistant or coaching roles
+ Made non-playing staff more inclined to reject job offers for already filled roles at clubs - eg if 1 assistant in place, a large no of coaches, physios or scouts.
+ Lowered price clubs willing to pay out above display value for poor to average players
+ Made certain players quicker to request move to bigger club after a relegation
+ Fixed low max wages for rich clubs under wage budget in non rich leagues
+ Tuned international manager appointments for non selected leagues
+ Added extra restrict foreign signings checks for leagues which have foreigner rules
+ Fixed players wanting first-team football from expressing this as both a major and minor concern
+ Fixed wrong nation displayed for player in international roundup news.
+ Fixed player not winning top goalscorer award while on loan.
+ Fixed wrong year being displayed for greek specific date awards.
+ Fixed specific date awards processing for seasons before game start date.
+ Fixed managers of clubs in inactive comps winning national manager awards.
+ club award news item should have been using nationality instead of nation in text.
+ Null pointer fix when a comp award was being processed.
+ Fixed player gaining nationality to his original nation.
+ Award buildup news now links different players to different awards.
+ Added 'Mutual Contract Termination' for non players.
+ Fixed player scoring inconsistency in *** man team report
+ Stopped players asking for moves for first team footie when on loan/listed/future transfer etc
+ Tuned AI asking prices for top players
+ Made AI clubs take account of player potential more regarding short to mid term squad management
+ Lowered player reluctance to move abroad when already a foreign player in current league
+ Various Stadium fixs, can't just build a roof onto an exisiting stadium, your chairman will also loan the money aquired for large
stadium expansions if your club doesn't have the money
+ Extended end of season loan dates to cover play-off finals.
+ Player attribute values were in some cases not taking training effects into consideration on (mainly player comparison).
+ Transfer offer section for your own players would disappear if you browsed off the player screen then came back.
+ Some players were showing £0 when it should be "-".
+ Asking prices set by humans now treated more realistically by AI teams
+ Polish transfer values cut down at top end
+ Improved transfer AI for teams without managers loaded in non selected leagues
+ Improved transfer values of players at teams without managers loaded in non selected leagues
+ Made sure players out of contract and remaining at club on month to month basis are available free to AI teams

+ Fixed a problem in Turkish 2. Division B where group sizes were not being set properly for the second group stage
+ South-east Asian nations no longer used for 2011 Asian Nations Cup hosts.
+ Foreign rule in Slovenia now changed to non-EU rule.
+ Away goals used in Slovenian Cup semi final.
+ Teams promoted to French First Division now get their reserve teams promoted to the CFA.
+ Argentine Premier Division playoff now takes place in a neutral stadium if scheduled.
+ Matches now not moved to friday for tv in Spanish Second Division B.
+ Guandong Province home stadium will be always at Tianhe Stadium for Hong Kong-Canton Interport Cup instead of randomly chosen in Guangzhou.
+ Fixed issue where some teams in Brazilian Bahia State Championship where playing all there games at home.
+ Hong Kong FA cup minor schedule update.
+ Turkish Cup scheduling update.
+ Australian sub rule update.
+ Added Spanish Cup preliminary 05/06 teams.
+ Belgian cup final now played at Stade Roi Baudouin.
+ Serbia and Montenegro Cup history now updated properly every year.
+ Australian league matches only postponed if over 5 players are on international duty
+ Some Belgian league date changes.
+ Swiss teams now arrange pre-season friendlies.
+ Some Brazilian and Chilean teams now play matches at alternative stadiums when they play against certain teams.
+ Belgian 2nd division team is now byed to the semi finals of the relegation playoffs.
+ Players getting bans from the Australiaa Pre-Season Cup now get suspended for Premiership matches.
+ Norwegian league winners now get prize money.
+ Fixed a problem with some teams always rejecting friendlies on certain dates.
+ Added winter breaks to some reserve competitions.
+ Croatian league now keeps teams in the correct half of the table after the split.
+ Australian sub rule update.
+ Fix for Israeli foreign player registraton - teams are restricted to registering 5 foreign players in the whole squad and only
5 foreign players permitted in match squad.
+ Fix for players given a squad number but then get loaned out and still keep their squad.
+ Matches now not moved to friday for tv in Spanish Second Division B.
+ A temporary fix to stop FC United of Manchester being involved in FA Trophy for at least 2 seasons.
+ Fix to stop lower league teams from playing at home in Israeli State Cup
+ Amended Israeli squad registration window so it now ends Saturday, 14th, January.
+ Fix for FIFA Confederations Cup - rest of squad can now be named as subs.
+ Shanghai Team now plays home games at Shanghai Stadium for Hong Kong-Shanghai Interport Cup.
+ French Cup and French Ligue Cup finals now played at Stade de France.
+ For Solvakia 1st and 2nd division, added winter break for 06/07 season and onwards.
+ Fixed squad registration issue where 2 players get the same squad number.
+ Players on loan (and still on loan) at start of game now no longer get a squad number from their permanent team.
+ Fix to ensure that only the top teams in Turkish premier league appear on tv.
+ Fix to ensure loan players get squad numbers.
+ Fix for situation where AI was not assigning squad numbers to players during registration window in Spanish Segunda B division.
+ Brazilian league now works quicker when running in normal detail.


+ Fixed some player bio strings saying the player had a poor season when he had not
+ Fixed some contract renewal news items for player/coaches
+ Adjusted AI trigger for fans unhappy at signing of ageing player news
+ Fixed consecutive winners of compettions being declared as winning one more trophy than they actually did
+ Fixed media comment news items not being translated properly if you changed to a different language to the one you used to create the savegame.
+ Fixed XML string parsing bug that could lead to translated text not being translated properly in rare circumstances.

+ Updated Malaga player pictures
+ Updated Racing Santander player pictures
+ Updated Villarreal player pictures
+ Added Celta player pictures
+ Updated Emmen, Go Ahead Eagles and Sparta Rotterdam logos
+ Removed wrong Blackpool away kit
+ Updated Atletico Madrid player pictures
+ Added Southampton player pictures

Match Engine Version History

Match v448
- Reworked match condition progression
- Slight tweak to AI managers "sitting back" AI
- Toned down certain motivation and nervousness effects
- Slightly increased effectiveness of long shots
- Fixed occasional defensive clearances across own area
- Cut down on remaining occurances of long range headers on goal

Match v449
- Tuned no of goals from 448

Match v450
- Tweak to team selection AI

Match v451
- Fixed bug where team said to have won trophy in normal league game
- Improved pass selection at higher levels
- Stopped eg 4-0 wins being described as "a poor game" in comms
- Redone player reaction AI to manager being pleased or delighted after loss or poor result
- Reduced changes to morale based on post match talks
- More sanity checks on morale changes in match
- Fixed manager reputation changes post match - should slow down rises for new managers
- Improved AI manager formation selection for matches
- Improved in match calculation of player pace as affected by physical condition
- Improved in match calculation of player pace when running with ball
- Tweaked motivation of players according to match score
- Stopped keeper coming forward for corners if he has instruction "stay back if needed"
- Tweaked marking from defenders of team with an attacking throw situation
- Allowed other players bar strikers to consider making off ball run into an empty channel
- Made players with clear sight of goal more likely to shoot than run into a more difficult shooting position
- Made swap player tactic work for human teams
- Fixed occasional player time wasting in silly situations
- Tuned player match condition progression

Match v452
- Further improved AI manager formation selection for matches
- Improved AI manager substitution AI
- Tweak to passing/run with ball choice AI
- Tweaked player covering team mate AI
- User can now give full backs arrows beyond half way

Match v453
- AI teams now have correct required result set before match - eg if need to win by X to qualify, draw to stay up etc etc
- AI teams more positive with starting formation according to opponent
- Fixed high condition penalty for wet pitch surface
- Teams now more likely to shut up shop when getting hammered against expectation to avoid further embarrassment
- AI teams in non vital domestic league matches more likely to go for the win depending on manager attacking attribute
- Swap player really does work now ;-)
- Tweaked match rating related reputation progression
- Made choice of captain have less impact on technical player match abilities
- Tweak penalty kick conversion rates
- Try to make better players "put foot on ball" a bit more
- Make unfair red and yellow card get stored correctly as such for use in discipline module

Match v454
- Stopped play being brought back for offside when advantage should be played for attacking team
- Stopped players being swapped without having it set in tactics
- Given booked players more time to take up proper positions at set piece
- Improved pre match calculation of "expected result" for use in AI manager tactical approach
- Made AI teams a little more careful away from home when not losing
- Made AI teams utilise the forward run instruction more realistically
- Made the better players at better teams a little less inhibited by away games
- Slight increase on mental effect on weaker willed players of playing top opposition
- Fixed bug stopping managers giving red carded players team talks
- Try to make midfielders get a few more goals by joining the attack quicker
- Improved run with ball AI a little
- Fixed problem with defence of team with attacking throw that can leave attacker a run on goal if ball cleared
- Fixed obscure bug where keeper will run out of own area to intercept an impossible ball and leave goal empty
- Reduced number of very wild and innacurate shots

Match v455
- Fixed "poor game" commentary line after heavy win for one of the teams
- Made AI managers go very defensive a little less, especially in non vital games
- Improved AI use of try long shots player instruction
- Made long shots specialists eg Lampard less reluctant to have a dip
- AI teams now abandon 1 up front formations during the match if things arent working
- Retuned match ratings a little to allow for recent changes in the engine
- Further tuned offensive positioning of central midfielders with forward run instruction set
- Cut down on harsh red cards for "professional fouls"

Match v456
- Match engine now recognises promotion contenders as such
- Swap player issue with subs and changing of role via tactic screen fixed
- Player match ratings micro tweaked

Match v457
- Fine tuned match ratings

Football Manager 2006 v6.0.1 (Build 70473)

+ Fixed potential injury news item crash (trying to display injury league table for a non-existent competition).
+ Fixed a crash at the end of the season in Belgium when running with top division only.
+ Fixed random unregistering of players in leagues which restrict re-registering of players to certain times of the year (Portugal/Spain/Mexico etc)
+ Fixed problem with portugeause league and foreigner rule, counting any non-portugeuse players as being foreign, instead of non-EU.
+ Added extra sanity checks for manager reputation, to help prevent quick escalation of reputation.
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Sep 17, 2005
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ahh got it. Hopefully start a new network game now.
Oct 13, 2005
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Only a couple of changes then. if you were to start a network game i would be intrested


ello i am new to these forums. i would be intrested in a network game if/when one gets set up.