Hey beta, I had the same problem than Muzzsjm, so I tested the rna.ini searching for the cause.
This line is causing the problem:
It's needed to be deleted in order to get the D-PAD fully functional again.
I have the same problem, I am playing with a edited db and my team players hardly grow, maximum +2, but some played all the season and they dont even grew, when there's a huge improvements in another team's players.
Now, here is tricky part, players like Januzaj, Junior Malanda, Rober, Varela...
Ok, let's resume everything in 2 important things that u must have: contain rivals and pace.
All depends upon ur gameplay system, but normally when rivals get the ball away from the 25mts line, i play contain and only put pressure when rivals cames close to my area, or when i "get the numbers"...
You can't have 2 players for position 5, same happens with position 23.
Try to set different positions for every player in that team.
Same rule to GK, u can only have one Gk with position 0, the others must have position 28, 29, and so on...
Take a look at Program Files/EA Spots/Fifa 13/Game
watch if there's a cl.ini file in there.
Open it, u should have strings for
and so on...
If not, creat a notepad with that name and place on of the above strings posted in there.
I just tried...
Hm, happened to me twice on career mode when made 3 subs, that one of my players became invisible, the mate was there, touches the ball, but i guess activated his Predator suite, 'cause turned invisible for me.
The problem is with the light assigned to rainy matches, specially at night, so changing turf won't solve the problem without affecting turf's clear day colour.
The work-around solution i'd found is to avoid playing rainy matches, so, without rainy matches there's no ultra-shiny light green...
I'd started as always, with my Liverpool, felt pretty much as Brendan with low budget and giving chance to the kids, so:
-I'd sold the remaining deadwood like Downing and Cole,
-made cash selling at Kelly, Lucas and Borini,
-sold at good price at Reina (finally) and bought at Sirigu (PSG Gk)...