January Transfer Window Update now available

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The January Transfer Window Update 15.3.0 is now available to download from Steam. An updated database is included, but please remember to use the new database you’ll need to start a new game.

To download the update, simply save your current game, quit FM, then close and restart Steam. Then launch the game as normal and this should start your update automatically. As always the update is save game compatible but for any competition or database related issues, you'd have to start a new game for them to take effect.

Upon update your game version number will be: 15.3.0 PC: 610347; Mac: 610349; Linux: 610351



The update includes but is not limited to fixes for the following issues:

FOOTBALL MANAGER 2015 - 15.3.0 UPDATE
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DATA

- Database 15.3.0 included with January transfer window updates

PERFORMANCE

- Improved saving times
- Fixed rare crash during processing
- Fixed rare Mac-only crash when entering match
- Fixed rare instability when accessing player profile using keyboard navigation
- Fixed rare crash when setting player for release via specific news item

MATCH ENGINE (v1555)

- Fixed issue where players would sometimes not make an obvious challenge for the ball
- Fixed bug making saves too difficult at certain heights and angles
- Fixed keepers not punching balls they can’t hold at certain heights
- Improved goalkeeper reactions after an initial save
- Fixed bug where fifth official moves onto the pitch over the course of a match
- Fixed bug with physio walking across the pitch
- Made first time kicks a little harder
- Improved link between first touches and player attributes
- Fixed bug where keepers sometimes hesitate on sweeping up ball behind defence
- Fixed instances of free kicks being taken with wrong foot
- Improved wall position at some free kicks
- Improved marking and positioning at some throws
- Made players run more directly with ball when on counter
- Increased likelihood of players attacking space with ball at feet
- Fixed some issues with close range finishing
- Fixed a couple of bugs with player reactions to long kicks
- Improved defensive positioning of support duty strikers and attack duty AMCs
- Fixed bug causing defences to push up prematurely
- Prevented d-lines from pushing up too quickly when ball with opposition
- Made teams get back a bit quicker when ball changes hands
- Fixed bug in dribbling speed that overpowered certain dribblers
- Fixed some instances of centre halves engaging ball player and breaking their defensive line
- Reworking of when players should look to commit fouls
- Fixed some issues around reactions to rebounds, saves and deflections
- Fixed high defensive lines at wide free kicks
- Improved the balance of Goals Per Game in low CA leagues

TRANSFERS & CONTRACTS

- Increased transfer activity in Israel
- Improved balance of managerial appointments at big clubs in inactive or view-only leagues
- Further balancing of both transfer and contract negotiations
- Resolved issue where Chief Scout was not cancelling assignments when being instructed to do so
- Resolved issue where a players full attributes were available to the user when player was signed on trial
- Resolved issue where a current player would be ask to become a staff member on unrealistic wages
- Improved logic behind affiliate club requests

INTERACTION

- Improved the balancing of a number of player happiness’s including decreasing the regularity of players asking to join interested teams.
- Improved the balancing of teammates supporting unhappy players including players unhappy at the sale of a hot prospect
- Fixed rare instances of players asking to join an interested team when no interest has been shown in them
- Fixed rare instances of promises for continental qualification failing despite being achieved
- Fixed rare instance of a new contract promise failing despite a new contract having been signed
- Fixed players becoming happy with playing time despite not playing any games

COMPETITIONS & RULEGROUPS

- Added new English Premier League TV Deal
- Updated Foreign players rules in Turkey
- Correct teams now selected for Playoffs in Belgium
- Improved Romanian fixture scheduling from the 2015/16 season onwards
- Fixed players staying on international duty for Oceania Cup
- Fixed players staying on international duty between African World Cup Qualifying Playoff
- Fixed scheduling error in Copa America 2016
- Fixed lack of invite to select squad for 2017 pre-Confederations Cup friendly match
- Fixed top goalscorer award not being awarded correctly for Copa Libertadores
- Fixed some players not getting cap updates after appearing in friendly national matches
- Fixed A-League squad building issues
- Fixed players joining A-League teams for a single day
- Fixed Wellington Phoenix work permit issues
- Improved MLS squad building
- Fixed issue where it was hard to buy a 3rd Designated Player slot in MLS
- Fixed MLS fixture schedule not having variation from second season onwards

MEDIA & NEWS

- Fixed news issues relating to Nations League
- Fixed some league odds
- Fixed code in news item for 2020 European Championship
- Fixed various news and press conference issues regarding Brazil v Argetina Superclasico
- Various text fixes and improvements

USER INTERFACE

- Fixed Facebook Login on Mac 10.10
- Fixed league table widget having no scrollbar
- Fixed player names not displaying on the best eleven pitch
- Saved tactics are available to select from in-match tactics screen
- Fixed substitutes not showing up on penalty takers list during a match
- Fixed being unable to ask two players in central positions to swap positions
- Fixed various illegible text issues in the light skin
- Fixed issue with legends and icons being misaligned if the person was retired

IN-GAME EDITOR

- Fixed Disliked People and Favourite People not working on any IGE menus
- Fixed editing licensed kits

STANDALONE EDITOR

- Fixed a few data extraction issues from Editor to Game
- Further fixes and improvements to file verification error messages in the Editor
- Fixes to registration dates on edit files
- Fixed custom competitions not running for a second cycle
- Fixed edited nation transfer preferences not extracting to the game
- Fixed some kit editing issues
- Fixed prize money payout on edit files

FMC-SPECIFIC

- Fixed Union Espanola always qualifying for Copa Libertadores as winners of Chile Closing Stage winners every season
- Bullet Throw PPM can now be learnt in FMC
- Various cut off and skin fixes for dark and light skins
- Manager Landmarks in Club History now correctly being updated
- Non User teams now able to be imported into Versus Mode




(from SI Forums)
 

Crane

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IT HAS RUINED MY EXPLOITIVE & UNREALISTIC TACTICS

Just getting that in there ;)
 

shandykhan

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Dissapointed with some of the lack of ca changes. Just hope they've altered the pa for some players
 

wkdsoul

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That starts in December 2014 :( Someone needs to make an updated database with all the league positions as of February 2015. I'd happy pay for it!
there is country whos season gives you the option of Jan 15... have a search, someone asked just last week.

EDIT : Phillipines does.. you can add that... :p
 

WJ

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Do I need to start new game for the other updates? Or the ME and other fixes will go on to my current save also? I dont care about the transfer updates.
Transfer, CA/PA updates and the New Zealand international bug need a new save. Everything else, AFAIK, is fine.
 

ThePav

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Does the tv deal work for saved games too as I just got Oxford Utd to the prem so that would be great timing.
 

Chriller95

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****... my 27 years Career with Arsenal goes to **** :S
Why? Because of the TV deal??

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Has there been any CA/PA changes if so does anyone have them/know them?
Seems like they nerfed the entire Barcelona B teams attributes and PA :(

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Thanks SI! Anyway, league names and some player images are gone in my saves.. a bit weird. Is this normal? What to do, just load the image folders into the SI folder on my computer again?
 
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