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    i returned into a strong fifa 14 playing habit in the last few weeks. since then, i discovered a lot of things i could tweak that turned this into the most awesome football game ever for me.

    this is the content of a slider building thread i made in the operationsports forums three years ago, with all my recent sliders, game settings and ini tweaks added to it now. i decided to post it here, since this seems to be the place with strongest activity of fifa 14 players on the internet at the moment.

    i hope you enjoy!




    this is my thread of awesomeness for fifa 14!

    - realistic gameplay sliders for manual controls, built with the aid of the all-powerful o.s. community.
    - career mode tweaks for a more balanced and realistic manager mode.
    - spare customization for extra awesomeness!



    Update 23 Feb 2017
    - injury frequency changed from 79/87 to 80/85


    Update 11 Nov 2016
    - auto switching move assistance changed from high to low
    - user injury frequency slider increased from 78 to 79
    - injury severity slider increased from 56 to 57


    Update 9 Nov 2016
    - revamped audio settings after mixing them more carefully





    GAMEPLAY SETTINGS

    THESE SLIDERS ARE FOR FIFA 14 ONLY: PS3, XBOX360 AND PC VERSIONS


    Game Settings

    Half Length: 10 or 15 minutes
    (see "custom half lenght and fatigue correction" in the "career mode tweaks" section below for my recommended middle ground on half lenght)
    Difficulty Level: Legendary
    Game Speed: Slow

    Controller Settings


    Auto Switching: Air Balls

    Auto Switching Move Assistance: Low
    Passing Power Assistance: Off
    Pass Assistance: Manual
    Through Pass Assistance: Manual
    Shot Assistance: Manual
    Cross Assistance: Manual
    Lob Pass Assistance: Manual
    Save Assistance: Semi
    Analog Sprint: On
    Defending: Tactical Defending


    Gameplay Customization
    (User/CPU)

    Sprint Speed - 45/45
    Acceleration - 48/48
    Shot Error - 54/54
    Pass Error - 51/65 neutral, 49/67 home, 53/63 away
    Shot Speed - 50/50
    Pass Speed - 53/53
    Injury Frequency - 80/85
    Injury Severity - 57/57
    Goalkeeper Ability - 47/47
    Positioning: Marking - 50/50
    Positioning: Run Frequency - 50/50
    Positioning: Line Height - 50/50
    Positioning: Line Length - 54/54
    Positioning: Line Width - 53/53
    Positioning: Fullback Positioning - 54/54
    Power Bar - 42
    First Touch Control Error - 50/50


    Home field advantage specific tweak:

    this can be used regardless of customizing the other sliders or not and work with assisted controls as well. increase 2 points in pass error for the away team and decrease 2 points in pass error for the home team. example for default sliders: 48/52 pass error home, 52/48 pass error away. this tweak has already been tested through a decent sample of games, with very realistic effects on home/away records.



    this slider set is the result of an obsessive work of hundreds of hours of testing and more than one hundred pages of discussion at the operationsports forums (thank you, community!). the goal was getting as close to realism as we could without making the game stagnant. i love football and i just tried to emulate what i see on the pitch. even side by side comparisons with real games on a second monitor were made (helps a lot with positioning sliders). of course, there's no way to make a football video game not stagnant without letting player movement be at least a bit faster than real life, but i think we reached a good middle ground here.

    then after that, i tried to achieve balance in stats and performance between myself and the cpu (as far as the game would allow me to). milimetric difficulty dialing, so the game would never get old. this is what i always wanted in sports games and i'm very happy that the inclusion of sliders in fifa made this a very possible task.

    so be aware that these settings are tuned to my own skill level and they might be too easy or too hard depending on how good (or not good) you are in the game.

    the most effective slider for changing difficulty level is pass error (one of the reasons why i used it to adjust home advantage). if difficulty isn't good, you may wish to tweak it one way or the other, until you find a better balance. if you personalize your difficulty using pass error but still want to have home advantage in your games, just keep the offset of -2 user pass error and +2 cpu pass error when you play home and +2 user pass error and -2 cpu pass error when you play away.




    OPTIONAL SETTINGS

    Handballs: On

    Camera:
    Tele Broadcast (Default) or modified Broadcast (settings on the career mode tweaks section below)


    AUDIO SETTINGS:

    Broadcast Version: (recommended)
    emulates a tv broadcast.

    Commentary - 6
    Public Announcer - 6
    Player Calls - 10
    Sound Effects - 6
    Crowd - 5
    Music - 4
    User Music Volume - 10

    Manager Version:
    feel the perspective of being in the sideline commanding your team.

    Commentary - 0
    Public Announcer - 6
    Player Calls - 10
    Sound Effects - 6
    Crowd - 4
    Music - 3
    User Music Volume - 8

    Crowd Version:
    be part of the crowd. for total immersion, use the modified broadcast camera.

    Commentary - 0
    Public Announcer - 10
    Player Calls - 6
    Sound Effects - 5
    Crowd - 7
    Music - 5
    User Music Volume - 10

    increase your system volume to compensate.






    GONIRA'S CAREER MODE TWEAKS FOR FIFA 14 PC VERSION:

    the tweaks below require that the files playerretirement.ini and simsettings.ini are extracted into your fifa folder. their path is fifa14\game\dlc\dlc_footballcompeng\dlc\footballco mpeng\data. if the files aren't there, you'll need to extract them from data1.big with jenkey's file explorer tool.

    after you extract them and make the edits, you need to regenerate data1 so the game reads the edited files, or you can use fifa file loader instead. google file explorer and file loader if you're not into editing fifa.



    Improving simulated results and league tables

    for my heavily edited cpu simulated games logic, read this thread at soccergaming:

    http://www.soccergaming.com/forums/s...d.php?t=194934

    home advantage, scoring and points distribution tweaked for more realistic league results.



    Custom half lenght and fatigue correction (not needed if you don't use these sliders)

    - open the file cl.ini, located at the fifa14\game folder. if the file doesn't exist, create it with notepad.

    - copy these values to it:


    HALF_LENGTH=13
    AI_SETTING_HALFLENGTH=13


    this forces the half lenght to 13 minutes, the ideal half lenght for this slider set. any change to the half lenght in the settings screen will be overriden.

    - now go to the game settings and change the half lenght to 10 minutes. this is a very clever trick to make fatigue work right. a reduced acceleration slider makes players get less tired. if you follow these instructions, the game will think you're playing 10 minute halves, but you'll actually be playing 13 minute halves and as a result, players will start to get tired again, close to default values.

    (if you don't use my modded simsettings posted in the previous tweak, make it 12 minutes in cl.ini and 9 minutes in the game settings, to keep goal scoring balanced with the simulated games)



    Player retirement age fix

    fifa has some stupid retirement logic. players with good ratings and ages as low as 29 are often announcing retirement. to fix this, save these values to the "player_retirement" and "player_regen" sections of playerretirement.ini:

    [PLAYER_RETIREMENT]

    MIN_RETIREMENT_AGE = 32
    MAX_RETIREMENT_AGE = 45
    RETIREMENT_AGE_RANGE = 20
    MIN_PLAYER_AGE = 15
    BACK_FILL_TEAM_SIZE = 35
    RETIREMENT_BATCH_SIZE = 300
    MAKE_REPORTS = 0
    //SKIP_TOO_GOOD = 0 // check in as 0
    TARGET_YOUNG_POPULATION = 4250
    MIN_GK_RETIREMENT_AGE = 36
    TOP_UP_POTENTIAL_FUDGE = -8 // added to potentail of random teammate when creating a new player during the top up population step


    [PLAYER_REGEN]
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_16 = 88
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_17 = 330
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_18 = 698
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_19 = 946
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_20 = 1045
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_21 = 1130

    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_29 = 1100
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_30 = 900
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_31 = 700
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_32 = 600
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_33 = 430
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_34 = 285
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_35 = 140
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_36 = 70
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_37 = 30
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_38 = 20
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_39 = 15
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_40 = 10
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_41 = 5
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_42 = 0
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_43 = 0
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_44 = 0
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_45 = 0



    Modded broadcast camera

    this is for those that, like me, like the idea of using a fixed camera, but can't deal with the angle of the default broadcast camera. it gives kind of a zoomed in vision of a person sitting on the upper stands.

    screenshots:

    http://i.imgur.com/5DD6v6Q.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/ISi0TdN.jpg

    save these lines into cl.ini, at the "fifa14\game" folder:


    CAMERA_ZOOM_MODIFIER_BROADCAST=0.020
    CAMERA_HEIGHT_MODIFIER_BROADCAST=200


    then go to the game settings and select broadcast camera, height 11, zoom 9.

    Update: as in January 2017, I'm not using this camera anymore, because i find the tilt to make the game too hard to deal with manual controls, but I'm keeping it on the thread for those who like it.




    --- all these settings can be applied to ongoing careers with immediate effects ---
    Last edited by Gonira; 29-03-2017, 12:12:AM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Gonira View Post
    i returned into a strong fifa 14 playing habit in the last few weeks. since then, i discovered a lot of things i could tweak that turned this into the most awesome football game ever for me.

    this is the content of a slider building thread i made in the operationsports forums three years ago, with all my recent sliders, game settings and ini tweaks added to it now. i decided to post it here, since this seems to be the place with strongest activity of fifa 14 players on the internet at the moment.

    i hope you enjoy!




    this is my thread of awesomeness for fifa 14!

    - realistic gameplay sliders for manual controls, built with the aid of the all-powerful o.s. community.
    - career mode tweaks for a more balanced and realistic manager mode.
    - spare customization for extra awesomeness!



    THESE SLIDERS ARE FOR FIFA 14 ONLY: PS3, XBOX360 AND PC VERSIONS



    Game Settings

    Half Length: 10 or 15 minutes
    (see "custom half lenght and fatigue correction" in the "career mode tweaks" section below for my recommended middle ground on half lenght)
    Difficulty Level: Legendary
    Game Speed: Slow

    Controller Settings


    Auto Switching: Air Balls

    Auto Switching Move Assistance: High
    Passing Power Assistance: Off
    Pass Assistance: Manual
    Through Pass Assistance: Manual
    Shot Assistance: Manual
    Cross Assistance: Manual
    Lob Pass Assistance: Manual
    Save Assistance: Semi
    Analog Sprint: On
    Defending: Tactical Defending


    Gameplay Customization
    (User/CPU)

    Sprint Speed - 45/45
    Acceleration - 48/48
    Shot Error - 54/54
    Pass Error - 51/65 neutral, 49/67 home, 53/63 away
    Shot Speed - 50/50
    Pass Speed - 53/53
    Injury Frequency - 78/87
    Injury Severity - 56/56
    Goalkeeper Ability - 47/47
    Positioning: Marking - 50/50
    Positioning: Run Frequency - 50/50
    Positioning: Line Height - 50/50
    Positioning: Line Length - 54/54
    Positioning: Line Width - 53/53
    Positioning: Fullback Positioning - 54/54
    Power Bar - 42
    First Touch Control Error - 50/50


    Home field advantage specific tweak:

    this can be used regardless of customizing the other sliders or not and work with assisted controls as well. increase 2 points in pass error for the away team and decrease 2 points in pass error for the home team. example for default sliders: 48/52 pass error home, 52/48 pass error away. this tweak has already been tested through a decent sample of games, with very realistic effects on home/away records.



    this slider set is the result of an obsessive work of hundreds of hours of testing and more than one hundred pages of discussion at the operationsports forums (thank you, community!). the goal was getting as close to realism as we could without making the game stagnant. i love football and i just tried to emulate what i see on the pitch. even side by side comparisons with real games on a second monitor were made (helps a lot with positioning sliders). of course, there's no way to make a football video game not stagnant without letting player movement be at least a bit faster than real life, but i think we reached a good middle ground here.

    then after that, i tried to achieve balance in stats and performance between myself and the cpu (as far as the game would allow me to). milimetric difficulty dialing, so the game would never get old. this is what i always wanted in sports games and i'm very happy that the inclusion of sliders in fifa made this a very possible task.

    so be aware that these settings are tuned to my own skill level and they might be too easy or too hard depending on how good (or not good) you are in the game.

    the most effective slider for changing difficulty level is pass error (one of the reasons why i used it to adjust home advantage). if difficulty isn't good, you may wish to tweak it one way or the other, until you find a better balance. if you personalize your difficulty using pass error but still want to have home advantage in your games, just keep the offset of -2 user pass error and +2 cpu pass error when you play home and +2 user pass error and -2 cpu pass error when you play away.



    OPTIONAL SETTINGS

    Handballs: On

    Camera:
    Tele Broadcast (Default) or modified Broadcast (settings on the career mode tweaks section below)


    AUDIO SETTINGS:

    Broadcast Version:
    emulates a tv broadcast.

    Commentary - 10
    Public Announcer - 9
    Player Calls - 9
    Sound Effects - 9
    Crowd - 9
    Music - 9

    Manager Version:
    feel the perspective of being in the sideline commanding your team.

    Commentary - 0
    Public Announcer - 6
    Player Calls - 10
    Sound Effects - 5
    Crowd - 5
    Music - 5

    Crowd Version:
    be part of the crowd. for total immersion, the modified broadcast camera is highly recommended.

    Commentary - 0
    Public Announcer - 10
    Player Calls - 6
    Sound Effects - 8
    Crowd - 10
    Music - 9

    If you use custom music:
    - set user music volume to 10.
    - decrease 3 ticks in everything else if using the broadcast or crowd versions.
    - increase the volume of your system.




    GONIRA'S CAREER MODE TWEAKS FOR FIFA 14 PC VERSION:

    the tweaks below require that the files formsettings.ini, playerretirement.ini and simsettings.ini are extracted into your fifa folder. their path is fifa14\game\dlc\dlc_footballcompeng\dlc\footballco mpeng\data. if the files aren't there, you'll need to extract them from data1.big with jenkey's file explorer tool.

    after you extract them and make the edits, you need to regenerate data1 so the game reads the edited files, or you can use fifa file loader instead. google file explorer and file loader if you're not into editing fifa.



    Improving simulated results and league tables

    for my heavily edited cpu simulated games logic, read this thread at soccergaming:

    http://www.soccergaming.com/forums/s...d.php?t=194934

    home advantage, scoring and points distribution tweaked for more realistic league results.



    Custom half lenght and fatigue correction (not needed if you don't use these sliders)

    - open the file cl.ini, located at the fifa14\game folder. if the file doesn't exist, create it with notepad.

    - copy these values to it:


    HALF_LENGTH=13
    AI_SETTING_HALFLENGTH=13


    this forces the half lenght to 13 minutes, the ideal half lenght for this slider set. any change to the half lenght in the settings screen will be overriden.

    - now go to the game settings and change the half lenght to 10 minutes. this is a very clever trick to make fatigue work right. a reduced acceleration slider makes players get less tired. if you follow these instructions, the game will think you're playing 10 minute halves, but you'll actually be playing 13 minute halves and as a result, players will start to get tired again, close to default values.

    (if you don't use my modded simsettings posted in the previous tweak, make it 12 minutes in cl.ini and 9 minutes in the game settings, to keep goal scoring balanced with the simulated games)



    Player retirement age fix

    fifa has some stupid retirement logic. players with good ratings and ages as low as 29 are often announcing retirement. to fix this, save these values to the "player_retirement" and "player_regen" sections of playerretirement.ini:

    [PLAYER_RETIREMENT]

    MIN_RETIREMENT_AGE = 32
    MAX_RETIREMENT_AGE = 45
    RETIREMENT_AGE_RANGE = 20
    MIN_PLAYER_AGE = 15
    BACK_FILL_TEAM_SIZE = 35
    RETIREMENT_BATCH_SIZE = 300
    MAKE_REPORTS = 0
    //SKIP_TOO_GOOD = 0 // check in as 0
    TARGET_YOUNG_POPULATION = 4250
    MIN_GK_RETIREMENT_AGE = 36
    TOP_UP_POTENTIAL_FUDGE = -8 // added to potentail of random teammate when creating a new player during the top up population step


    [PLAYER_REGEN]
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_16 = 88
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_17 = 330
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_18 = 698
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_19 = 946
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_20 = 1045
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_21 = 1130

    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_29 = 1100
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_30 = 1000
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_31 = 900
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_32 = 700
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_33 = 600
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_34 = 430
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_35 = 285
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_36 = 140
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_37 = 70
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_38 = 30
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_39 = 20
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_40 = 15
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_41 = 10
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_42 = 5
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_43 = 0
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_44 = 0
    TARGET_AGE_COUNT_45 = 0



    Modded broadcast camera

    this is for those that, like me, like the idea of using a fixed camera, but can't deal with the angle of the default broadcast camera. it gives more or less the point of a view of a person sitting on the upper stands.

    screenshots:

    http://i.imgur.com/5DD6v6Q.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/ISi0TdN.jpg

    save these lines into cl.ini, at the "fifa14\game" folder:


    CAMERA_ZOOM_MODIFIER_BROADCAST=0.020
    CAMERA_HEIGHT_MODIFIER_BROADCAST=200


    then go to the game settings and select broadcast camera, height 11, zoom 9.


    Form calculations rebalanced (exclusive for this slider set, can make bad things happen in lower half lenghts)

    our players always have super awesome form because their ratings are too good, even when our results are subpar. this seems to be a side effect of longer half lenght. i couldn't find a way to make our own ratings more fair, but i managed to raise what the game considers a normal rating, and it ultimately does the same job.

    save these values into the "form_defaults" section of formsettings.ini:


    [FORM_DEFAULTS]
    MATCH_RATING = 66
    MIN_MINUTES = 40
    MIN_GAMES = 5


    and these into the "player_eval" section:

    [PLAYER_EVAL]
    BAD = 63 // An Avg match rating <= this == BAD
    NEUTRAL = 72 // An Avg match rating <= this == NEUTRAL
    GOOD = 100 // An Avg match rating <= this == GOOD


    unfortunately, we have to set a high minimum playing time for ratings to be considered into the form calculations (default is 20 minutes and i decided to set it to 40), otherwise our substitutes will be severely penalised, even if they don't play too bad. a player still enters the match with a 6.0 rating, but with a longer half time to receive points, he has a tendency to receive a very good rating as standard. in the other hand, if he only goes to the pitch at the 70th minute, he can't take advantage of this and will have bad form in the next game for no reason if we use this tweak but don't do this.

    ok? now save these values into the "match_ratings" section of simsettings.ini, so the ratings of our opponents in simulated games are proportionally raised. now the other teams have ratings as good as ours. if we don't do this after the changes in formsettings, opponents form will always be super poor.


    BASE_DEF = 67
    BASE_MID = 66
    BASE_ATT = 66
    BASE_GK = 68


    (if you don't like the idea of not seeing a player's form ever change if you don't start him or bring him in at half-time, but also don't want to have an unfair advantage against the cpu, you may also remove form completely from the career mode. to do this, just change the "bad" and "neutral" numbers in the "player_eval" section to extreme values, like 10 and 90)



    all these settings can be applied to ongoing careers with immediate effects
    Keep it up!
    sigpicMelaine - Warrior Princess
    100% Yaadie

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rique View Post
      Keep it up!
      sup mate!

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