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Monday, 24 November 2014

FM2015 Guide: How To Edit the League Table



This is a simple guide that covers some of the changes made to the code that displays the league table in Football Manager 2015, the changes to the coding in FM2015 mean we can now actually change the columns that are displayed on the league table in different views, unfortantly the changes have made it a bit more difficult to resize the column widths.

FM2015 Guide: How to Add an Image to the Match Pitch


This is a simple guide to show you how to add images to the Match Pitch Screen in Football Manager 2015

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

FM2015: Match In-Between Highlights Skins

Like the last couple of versions the match screen we have in Football Manager 2015 is a hybrid TV-Classic view mode where again if there are no hightlights you are left on the pitch view instead of switching back to the last panel you were on, were we are left with a small pop-up giving us some information like the old TV-View widgets.

Thankfully this pop-up is editable, which is what these skins does they resize the pop-up and modifies the content of the panels to show the full panel details where possible.

As with Football Manager 2014 I have modified the panel to use the adaptive panels used elsewhere in the game this means the panel will resize itself depending on what resolution you are using (meaning no editing of the xml file just to get it working) and will also display extra panels if you have the space.

Again to make things easier I have made the mod into a skin which means there are a couple of different versions available depending what skin you are using and what you want:

There are two versions of the mod for each of the Default skins included with FM (Dark version of full FM15 mode and an FMC one for FMC2015 mode, a Light version will follow once the skin has been released):

Normal - Maximizes the size of the in-between match highlights panel positioned in the centre of the screen and leaving space for the match feed notifications down the right. (For the FMC version some of the match feed overlays the panel even in this mode as the feed takes up more room in FMC mode).

Wide - Maximizes the size of the in-between match highlights panel, but this time uses up the full width of the screen, this allows for more information to be shown at smaller screen resolutions, but the match feed items when displayed will cover parts of the top right side of the panel.

Outside of the match screen the skins are identical in appearance to the default FM15 skins.

Advanced instructions are also available to apply them to other skins and to enable alternative views.

Screenshots show a sample of available views and the panel at different resolutions, each version has the same views and panels enabled.  


FM2015 Match Highlights Dark Skin Screenshots




FM2015 Match Highlights Dark Skin Wide Version Screenshots





FMC2015 Match Highlights Skin Screenshots




FMC2015 Match Highlights Skin Wide Version Screenshots


For full details and download links for each version follow the below link:


FM2014 Match in Between Highlights Skins Download Page

Friday, 14 November 2014

FM2015 Guide: How to Extract Default Files & Understand File Structure

This is a simple guide to explain how to extract the fmf files that contain the default files for Football Manager 2015 and explains the file structure of the files to make it easier for people to modify the game themselves.
 
(This guide also applies to any recent version of Football Manager just replace the 2015 with the version number you are playing)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

FM15 Guide - How To Increase Transparency of Screens

NOTE: THIS GUIDE APPLIES TO 2015 FULL MODE SKINS NOT FMC SKINS.

This is a simple guide to tell you how to increase the transparency of various screens in Football Manager 2015, to make it easier to see your background images or to see the pitch on the match screens better with various widgets open.

Friday, 7 November 2014

FM2015 Guide - How To Edit the Sidebar


The new sidebar in Football Manager 2015 can be edited in various ways, the following instructions will allow you to edit the width, colour and text properties of the sidebar, though with some further experimenting it may be possible to do more things, however this should at least give people a starting place.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

FM2015 Match Screen Kits Mod


Another simple Match Screen Mod for Football Manager 2015, this one changes the logos that appear on various match screens into kits and is available in a couple of different versions:


Version 1 - Replaces all Match Screen Logos with Kits this affects Logos shown on the Split Screen Overview Panel and in the Header. This is also compatible FMC mode.



Version 1 can also be combined with my Match Titlebar Team Names Mod to add Logos and Team Names to the Titlebar whilst getting Kits showing on the Split Screen Overview Panel.



Version 2 - Replaces the Logos with Kits on the Split Screen Overview Panel but leaves the Logos in the Header.

These files should work with any FM2015 skin, though for the second mod if the skin you are using has a different match titlebar from the default you'll need to modify the files yourself. (instructions are at the link below)

Note that this mod doesn't add kits/logos to the various Overview screens that don't display logos by default it just changes the existing logos to kits. 

FM2015 MATCH SCREEN KITS MOD DOWNLOAD PAGE

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FM2015 Match Titlebar Team Names Mod


This is another simple match screen mod for Football Manager 2015 that this time re-enables the Team Names on the Match Titlebar.

There are two versions of the mod:

A Team Names and Logos version


A Team Names and Logos, plus Competition Logo version



They are designed to work on skins based on the Default FM15 skin, for skins that have a different match titlebar from the default you'll need to modify the files yourself.


Please note that if you are playing on a smaller resolution certain options on the action bar might be cut off at certain points, however these items just appear in the drop down menu like the first screenshot (which was taken at 1024x768) meaning they are still available to select.


Also Note if the Skin you are using already has a 'match title bar.xml' file you'll need to follow the advanced instructions further down to create the mod on your own as overwriting your skins custom match titlebar may cause problems.




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You are free to post this content to your website provided:

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2. You don't advertise it as being exclusive to your website.
3. My username and blog address are included: http://michaeltmurrayuk.blogspot.co.uk/

FMC2015 Scoreboard Mod


This is a simple mod that restores the club logos to the Scoreboard on the pitch view in Football Manager 2015, aswell as adding a Competition logo.

fmc15 scoreboard logo



That is designed to work on skins based on the Default FMC15 skin, for skins that have a different match scoreboard from the default you'll need to modify the files yourself.

Note if the Skin you are using already has a 'match title bar score.xml' file you'll need to follow the advanced instructions further down to create the mod on your own as overwriting your skins custom scoreboard may cause problems.


DOWNLOAD FMC2015 SCOREBOARD LOGOS MOD

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Redistribution Terms

You are free to post this content to your website provided:

1. It is not sold or behind a paywall.
2. You don't advertise it as being exclusive to your website.
3. My username and blog address are included: http://michaeltmurrayuk.blogspot.co.uk/

Football Manager 2015 Scoreboard Mod


This is a simple mod that restores the club logos to the Scoreboard on the pitch view in Football Manager 2015, aswell as adding a Competition logo.



That is designed to work on skins based on the Default FM15 skins, for skins that have a different match scoreboard from the default you'll need to modify the files yourself. (full instructions are provided at the below link)

Note if the Skin you are using already has a 'match title bar score.xml' file you'll need to follow the advanced instructions further down to create the mod on your own as overwriting your skins custom scoreboard may cause problems.

FM2015 SCOREBOARD LOGOS MOD DOWNLOAD PAGE

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Redistribution Terms

You are free to post this content to your website provided:

1. It is not sold or behind a paywall.
2. You don't advertise it as being exclusive to your website.
3. My username and blog address are included: http://michaeltmurrayuk.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Football Manager 2015 Base Skins Released


As with recent Football Managers to make certain changes in Football Manager 2015 you are required to add files to the skin folders, whilst this isn't a problem for fan-made skins it is a slight problem if you are using the Default Skins included with the game. So to help people out I have again made some Base Skins for FM2015 that allow you to add and modify the default skins without breaking your game.

Full instructions on when and how to use the Base Skins can be found on the download page, please ensure you read the page in detail before downloading the Base Skins as it will save you problems in the future. 


Currently there are two versions of the Base Skin - a Default Dark one for normal FM2015 and the other for the Classic Mode (FMC), a light skin will follow once the Default Light Skin has been released.

If you have any further questions on the Base Skins please ask any questions in the Skinning Hideout on the Official SIGames Forums.

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You are free to post this content to your website provided:

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2. You don't advertise it as being exclusive to your website.
3. My username and blog address are included: http://michaeltmurrayuk.blogspot.co.uk/