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Monday, 30 November 2015

FM16 Match In Between Highlights Mod Updated


My Match In Between Highlights Mod has been updated to Version 1.1

This is a minor update to fix a problem with the players on the team stats page sometimes disappearing in the second half.

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

 

FM16 Match in Between Highlights Mod Download Page


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Thursday, 19 November 2015

FM16 Match Screen Kits Mod


My latest Match Screen Mod for Football Manager 2016 is another update from FM15 with this one changing the logos on the match screens into kits, and is available in two versions:

Mod 1 - Replaces all Match Screen Logos with Kits this affects Logos shown on the Split Screen Overview Panel and in the Header.

Mod 2 - Just replaces the Logos with Kits on the Split Screen Overview Panel but leaves the Logos in the Header.

You can also get the teamnames to appear on the titlebar (third screenshot below) by downloading Mod 1 of this mod and my Match Titlebar Team Name Mod.


Mod 1 should worth with any FM16 skin including Touch mode skins.

Mod 2 should also work with any FM16 full-mode skin, though if you are using a skin with a custom match titlebar you'll need to modify the files yourself.

If you are using a Touch Mode Skin then just download Mod 1 as the extra file in Mod 2 isn't used in FMT.

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

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FM16 Match Titlebar Team Names Mod


This is a simple mod that restores the Team Names to the Match Titlebar in Football Manager 2016, and you have two options:

Team Names and Logos:




Team Names and Logos, plus a Competition Logo:



They are designed to work on skins based on the Default FM16 skins, for skins that have a different match titlebar from the default you'll need to modify the files yourself. NOTE: These won't work in FMT mode skins as they don't use this panel.

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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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

FMT16 Scoreboard Logos Mod


This is a simple mod that restores the club logos to the Scoreboard on the Match Pitch view in Football Manager 2016, aswell as adding a Competition logo.





That is designed to work on skins based on the Default FM16 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.


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FM16 Scoreboard Logos Mod

This is a simple mod that restores the club logos to the Scoreboard on the Match Pitch view in Football Manager 2016, aswell as adding a Competition logo.




That is designed to work on skins based on the Default FM16 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.


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FM16 Match In-Between Highlights Mods


Like the last couple of versions the match screen we have in Football Manager 2016 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.

The default FM16 panel has been improved slightly but is still rather limited especially if you are using a larger resolution.

As with Football Manager 2015 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.

This year there are two versions for each mode of FM2016 (Full Mode and Touch Mode) rather than being two for each skin this is because there are eight default skins this year, which would take a lot of extra work to create individual mods for each skin.

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 these mods make no changes.

New views for FM16:

- Both Formations Vertical View - I've added a new option for the both formations panel to show the formations top to bottom rather than side-by-side.

- Pro-Zone Shots View - This is a new default view introduced in FM16, it acts like the Action Zones view put shows shots rather than possession, I've added a right click function to this view to allow you to pick either a horizontal or vertical pitch, though I haven't found a way to add more stats to the panel.

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.




FM16 Match Highlights Mod Screenshots




FM16 Match Highlights Wide Mod Screenshots




FMTOUCH16 Match Highlights Mod Screenshots




FMTOUCH16 Match Highlights Wide Mod Screenshots


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

FM16 Match in Between Highlights Mods Download Page


Saturday, 14 November 2015

FM16 Guide - How To Stop the Blurring Effect


A new feature in Football Manager 2016 is a blurring effect that displays when the main screen isn't in focus (i.e. when processing, saving or responding to a popup), however if you don't like this effect then it is simple enough to disable.

The first thing you need to do is extract a couple of the default game files, if you don't know how to do this see this guide.

If you are using a Full Mode Skin then you want to extract the contents of this folder:

\skins\fm-widgets\graphics\boxes\dialog\background

If you are using one of the Touch Mode Skins then you want to extract the contents of this folder:

\skins\fmc\graphics\boxes\dialog\background

If you are using the default skins then you can download the relevant Base Skin which saves you having to extract the files as I have included them with the Base Skins.

Inside these folders will be a paper.xml file if you open this you will see the following line:

<boolean id="blurred" value="true"/>

To disable the blurring all you need to do is change true to false:

<boolean id="blurred" value="false"/>

Then save the file and if FM16 is running reload your skin and the blurring should now be gone.


On the left is an example of the blur enabled as default whilst the right image is with the blurring disabled.

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Football Manager 2016 Base Skins Released


As with recent Football Managers to make certain changes in Football Manager 2016 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 FM2016 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 eight versions of the Base Skin - a Dark and Light one for both the Full Mode and Touch Modes of FM2016, as well as a Retro Touch Skin, and then three more versions of the FMT skins that are designed to work better with Touchscreens.
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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