FIFA Manager 06 Official Thread

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proxnet

Senior Squad
lol.....i initially though u went with chelsea (6)

why not buy lampard....cuz in his profile there is long range shooter. So u can use him for those things.
 

Symbian

Club Supporter
i've downloaded the demo n played it for some time now.
i would say that tis game is soooo ... BEST!! compared to the previous versions of TCMs, imo.
the look of this game is juz, class, i would say. :)
 

theo

VII
This game is a wonder, I just love it. It's the best manager I have ever played, maybe because I didn't try Football Manager yet :p, some of you might give some opinions on that, but the only thing that will be difficult for me would be getting used with the menu. Can't wait for the full version.
 

Symbian

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Se7eN said:
This game is a wonder, I just love it. It's the best manager I have ever played, maybe because I didn't try Football Manager yet :p, some of you might give some opinions on that, but the only thing that will be difficult for me would be getting used with the menu. Can't wait for the full version.
ya, i agree wit u, compared to football manager's ui, fifa manager's ui is juz better n really user-friendly. mayb v r still not used 2 the brand new surface. but believe me, all of us will like them more n more;)
 

slackker

Club Supporter
tried the demo, since its juz a single league, perhaps the processing speed is better. but having played fm2005, both UI has their own advantages, but i feel fm has more depth, in regards to tactics and club options, tweak more tactics, and the scouting system is better in fm i feel. Training wise, i was rather impressed by fifa's system more detailed and i like the slots that ppl train all together and separate slots according to groups.

now juz got to wait for fm2006 demo so i can make a comparison and decide if i want to get any of them.
 

theo

VII
I don't know if these were posted before but I found them on the official website.

Producer Q&A

We recently passed on some community questions to FIFA Manager 06 Producer Simon Humber. The answers cover all manner of game details such as systems specs, Found a Club and crowd sizes.

1. What will the system specs be this year?
You may remember we polled the community about which optical drive they have – DVD or CD. We were hoping to release on DVD but we feel the time is not right this year so it's 3 CDs instead.

The most important aspect is the memory. 256Mb will work, but it will not be optimal and virtual memory will need to be used. 384 Mb or the more usual 512Mb will be ideal. Of course the more leagues you load at the start of the game the more memory you will need for a good performance level. The processor is less important but the minimum spec asks for a 1.0 GHz Intel Pentium III processor (or equivalent). Then a 32 MB (AGP/PCI-E) Video card is the base spec there, but obviously the better the card the smoother and prettier the 3D matches will be.

2. In a recent screenshot there are some unrealistically high scoring games (3:5, 6:3 etc.). Will this be fixed for the final version?
The scores in the game are by far the most realistic we’ve ever had and the balancing of the goals generated by 3D versus Instant Result/Text Mode is also strong. That screenshot shows a lot of World Cup games which have gone to penalties. The simulations we have made on league seasons show that there are about 2.7 goals per game. That's not to say there is never a crazy game, just like in real life sometimes you get the 5-4 thrillers. Here’s a screenshot of a typical match day’s results

3. The game will include a huge amount of player faces - will there be any generic faces too for gamers who take their teams past ten years or so?
The focus was to provide a strong photo realistic approach this year. As time progresses the generated players that come into the game will not have an appearance in the front end screens. We found the look of the heads to be very weak last year, so when we revisit that again we want the result to be much stronger than it was. That is something on the list of features to investigate for next year.

4. Aside from the AI and database what do you think is the biggest improvement this year?
Navigation is so much easier compared to 2005. That interface was hard to find your way around but now we have a much more intuitive system of drop down menus and popup windows. Anyone who can use a standard Windows computer can easily operate the game. Also, the website is really cool. I often find that my purchasing decisions are shaped by what I see other managers are up to, so I get in there and hijack their deals before they have finalised terms!

5. Has Found a Club been improved this year? for instance are there more kit creation options now?
You can take the money you earn from your career and then found the club, which makes the career game a great lead in to a bit of DIY club ownership. This allows gamers to invest some money into a big stadium at the beginning. In terms of kits there are 42 shirts, 13 shorts and 4 socks.

6. Will there be third kits this year?
The only time a third kit is used is when the code can't find a non clashing combination of both team's first and second choice kits. The third kit is not something you’ll be able to set.

7. Will crowd sizes be more realistically dependent on match importance?
The crowd sizes are looking better this year. It's actually quite a complex calculation to get it correct for all teams as there are some teams who have much larger floating support than other teams. When these teams with large floating support are successful their numbers rise far more than the other type of team. Take a look at how Hull's support has gone through the roof compared to a few years ago.
 

champdave

SG Sheffield Authority
Wow - missed a bit! I'll give it a download on Sunday (flying back to England today, coming back sunday) and see if its better than '05. It best be!
 

theo

VII
Uhm, I have some questions about it. Isn't there an average rating of the player or do we have to calculate it? And if I change the position of a player, for example moving a left winger to the right wing, how will this affect his play?
 

proxnet

Senior Squad
There isn't any avg. rating of a player like in tcm 05 where there used to be lvls.
We just have to see each of the players skills and choose him if he fits into our teams style of play. eg:- ur looking for a creative midfielder then in this case u'll just have to buy one with good cr8tiveness and passing and anticipation, it's not necessary for you to go in for some1 big.
Also before buying some1 always look at his physical condition.

As for changing a right winger to left or vice-versa it actually depends on the players style of play. If his style is goes wide left like henry or reyes then he'll drift on the left a bit in the attack so it is better to keep him centre or left, but if his style is hold up then it will be a bit weird as you don't want players holding up the ball on the wings.

I'll post a whole chart on Player/Style/Pos. Compatibilites soon. It should help decide which type of player to play in what pos.

Hope this helped :)
 

theo

VII
It did but I meant if I can put a left winger (his style of play is "Winger") to the right without sensing any difference. Anyway I'll be waiting for the player/style/position compatibilities chart ;).
 

Symbian

Club Supporter
about the kit in the game, i thought v should use real kit pictures which can be rotated instead of 3d kit juz like tcm 2005.
well, i personally feel that the 3d kit is juz not suitable 4 tis year's ui, isn't it?
4 generic kits, they should hav real kit template to be modified by us...
 

proxnet

Senior Squad
Se7eN said:
It did but I meant if I can put a left winger (his style of play is "Winger") to the right without sensing any difference. Anyway I'll be waiting for the player/style/position compatibilities chart ;).
You wont sense much of a difference on such a change....although this should always be done while the match is going on.

This is the best thing to do....buy 2 wingers who can use both their feet and style of play is winger....with this u can change both and keep switching without any difference.

:)
 
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