Graphics Derbyoflove

FOCUSTeam

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Hi all! I need your help, I downloaded Server 16, everything seems to be ok, IDs are visible, etc. but nothing changes. I can’t change the TV design, the movie, although in the settings.ini writes that everything is OK
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Derbyoflove

Club Supporter
Hi Guys,

yesterday I found something quite interesting. The idea came to me while thinking about Nations League Scoreboards during the finals this summer but could only test it (succesfully :))yesterday.

There is a simple way of changing crests for specific scoreboards with CGFS without touching the hex. It is not as sophisticated and elegant as the method @RHZhang used for MLS but it is working. Obviously easy methods have there disadvantaged. Though I found only two (without extensive testing):

Disadvantages:
-changes temporarily effect menus
-recreation of original state might require manual backups
(in my opinion both are far outweighed by the advantages, see below and detailed explanations)

Advantages:
-no additional hex editing or other programming needed
-quick and easy use (especially with CGFS)
-can easily be applied to already existing scoreboards as well

Additional features
with this method following can be altered as well:
-tournament specific minikits for overlays

actual in game footage. Did not reposition kit numbers as it was just a quick test
-tournament specific fancards (tifos)

How it works:
When you assign a scoreboard/overlay set with CGFS before starting a match of this tournament CGFS copies the files from ScoreBoardGBD/"Tournament" into your data/ui folder. These files are then used as long they are replaced manually or by CGFS. (see disadvantages)
But the SocreBoardGBD has much more features. Basically your Tournament folder within is an alternative data/ui folder. Means to say anything you put in a ScoreBoard/"Tournament" will be copied and applied.
(@JochemLFC2 same applies to your manual method as basically you do the same as File Server just manually)

Before you start (like always) create a backup of the files you want to alter.

So for crests basically you create following folders (lets say UEFA Nations League):
ScoreboardGBD/UEFA-Nations League/imgAssets
-crest (regular 256x256)
-crest 16x16
-crest 64x64

Here two examples talking about the disadvantages as well:

Example one: UEFA International Teams (Qualifiers - Nations League - World Cup)
All three tournaments have different team crests: UEFA Qualifiers the round ones, Nations League diamond and WC 2022 diamond but different ones.
You can create 3 Scoreboard sets and put them in three different folders within ScorebaordGBD. Now you need as well 3 sets of crests which you put in the tournament folders imgAssets/crest, crest 16x16 and crest 64x64.
As long as you have these tournaments correctly assigned and CGFS is on, it will always correctly switch among them. Within your menu the last used will show during the team selection. In kick off mode (or when CGFS is off) as well this crest will appear.
I personally really do not feel the disadvantages. If the menu or EA generic scoreboards is using the Federation crest or any of the stylized flags i do not care.

(@RobbieD_PL: for your patch (as we want to fully adapt graphics) it might be an aesthtic problem. We might apply the switcher you used for EURO/Copa 2021 change to restore defaults)

Example Two: Spanish La Liga Teams
(I chose them as they have several teams on international stage and UEFA is using regular crests in their scoreboards)
You need (lets say only 3) following folders in ScoreBoardGBD: La Liga, Copa del Rey and Europa League.
Within Europa Leaugue and Copa del Rey you put the regular crests, in La Liga you place the single coloured ones. CGFS automatically switches so in Career Mode or Tournament Mode there is no real disadvantage (if you use the manual method no problem again)
"Minikits" the same: You put classic minikits into Copa Del Rey, the simpified ones (see screenshot above) in Europa League and the half circles with the team colours for La Liga. Yes these graphics will appear in menu during the kit selection (but, at least I cannot care less :))

To restore the original state either play a game with a tournament with original crests/minikits or simply use your backup and copy it back into data/ui.

Conclusion: If you use CGFS the above mentioned disadvantages are only real ones if you are creating menus that are applied to existing crests. Obviously they do not fit graphically then.

PS: I will try to be online the coming week for questions but if I do not react immediately I will definitely later.
I am additionally trying to find out missing overlays and creating templates for them. This takes quite a lot of time and is frustrating so I will release max one or two scoreboards before the World Cup as that project has priority at the moment (means adjust crests for qualifer scoreboards, create Nations League Scoreboards and World Cup Scoreboards).
 
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RobbieD_PL

Unreliable deceiver
Staff member
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Great discoveries @Derbyoflove !

I've always wondered whether it's possible to set pop-ups for specific tournaments using their IDs? This would prevent the need having to use a switcher between tournament phases... I know that the World Cup games (2014 & 2010) have confederation specific popups, but how to do this in regular FIFA, I don't know...
 

Derbyoflove

Club Supporter
Great discoveries @Derbyoflove !

I've always wondered whether it's possible to set pop-ups for specific tournaments using their IDs? This would prevent the need having to use a switcher between tournament phases... I know that the World Cup games (2014 & 2010) have confederation specific popups, but how to do this in regular FIFA, I don't know...
If I remember correctly (is a while back) World Cup 2010 used a similar method as the FIFA 16 generic. The design was the same but it had some colour changes (in FIFA 16 the generic is for example blue for Serie A, turquoise for Saudi League, red for Russia and grey for Austria). And it did not have the correct (brown and cream) overlays for the World Cup itself. (at least the Xbox360 version)

But FIFA 22 has several authentic scoreboards. I've seen gameplay for Ligue 1, UEFA Champions League, Conference League and Europa League. That is already four as long in FIFA 16 we only have 3 (Premier Leage 6xxx, Bundesliga 7xxx, General 9xxx). Maybe someone who has the game (F22) can investigate and we can apply some knowledge from there?
 

Derbyoflove

Club Supporter
Hi all! I need your help, I downloaded Server 16, everything seems to be ok, IDs are visible, etc. but nothing changes. I can’t change the TV design, the movie, although in the settings.ini writes that everything is OKView attachment 108253
Sorry missed your post. The order of opening FIFA and CGFS is very important.
As well when you first assign something you need to go back to the kit selection screen in order to trigger the load by CGFS. The second match should not be a problem either. Maybe this video helps:
 

Derbyoflove

Club Supporter
New Overlay IDs not documented in Tutorial so far (some with screenshot):

Overlay 9022 - Player to Watch (Individual details)

Overlay 9024 - Players to Watch

Overlay 9026 - Player to Watch (comparison list)

Overlay 9038 - Advantage (little yellow referee icon)

Overlay 9039 - 6 second warning

Overlay 9048 - "Press Start or Escape to Play"

Overlay 9065-66 (or66-67? need to check that again :facepalm:) offensive/defensive tactics selection

Overlay 9098 - Goal Decison System (Goal/No Goal)

Overlay 9104 - Tournament winner after trophy presentation, celebration

Overlay 9118 - Training/skill Games progress and remaining tries, time

Overlay 9120 - countdown for skill games/training



And now a request to the community. I prepared 4 sets of scoreboards out of the EA Generic one with small changes per overlay (Like in above screenshots - font colour or bright coloured texture). With this method I found above overlays.
But it is very time consuming as some overlays are randomly appearing or only at the end of a match, etc.

I am asking those who are willing, to play as much as they can with these scoreboards and document the changes. What I would need as information is a screenshot and which overlay set is used (1-4). Post your findings here or send me a PM. I will keep you updated about the progress.

Project cancelled due to lack of interest.

As well if anyone of you has an existing template for any of following overlays please share: 22,24,26,104
I will start on creating templates for them myself. Well, at least I will try. Wish me luck.
 
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nikolapfc89

Youth Team
I am really sad because i am not at my old job like couple of years ago (wish we had this topic back then when i could explore this).
Especially because of popups. There was no one with hex editing skills.
 

Derbyoflove

Club Supporter
Especially because of popups. There was no one with hex editing skills.
Yeah, good that we have @RHZhang :D


I am really sad because i am not at my old job like couple of years ago (wish we had this topic back then when i could explore this).
You mean you are sad because you cannot help? No worries, you do enough in the forum. And your overlays thread made me walk this path.

Two mistakes in my former post:

Advantage is Overlay 9043 (and not 9038) and the tactics stuff is 66-67.

BTW: Yesterday I made the flags for CAF Qualifiers and started to correct alignment issues. It looks like a completely different scoreboard. Will adjust all flags/FA Crests for other confederaions as applicable and reupload all overlays when finished.

The same way fonts should be alterable as well, though in my experience they only change when the game is completely started new.
 

Derbyoflove

Club Supporter
UEFA Nations League Overlays and Intro



Disclaimer: The pack contains the flags for all 55 UEFA Members in Nations League Style. When assigning with CG File Server or Manual Copy the existing flags in you Crest, Crest 16x16, Crest 32x32 and Crest 50x50 will be overwritten. The assigned IDs are compatible with the National Teams Patch of @RobbieD_PL: https://dl.fifa-infinity.com/fifa-16/euro-2020-copa-america-2021-patch/
 

mck

Club Supporter
Yeah, good that we have @RHZhang :D



You mean you are sad because you cannot help? No worries, you do enough in the forum. And your overlays thread made me walk this path.

Two mistakes in my former post:

Advantage is Overlay 9043 (and not 9038) and the tactics stuff is 66-67.

BTW: Yesterday I made the flags for CAF Qualifiers and started to correct alignment issues. It looks like a completely different scoreboard. Will adjust all flags/FA Crests for other confederaions as applicable and reupload all overlays when finished.

The same way fonts should be alterable as well, though in my experience they only change when the game is completely started new.
Hi i have question. Could u tell me what overlay is for the first pop ups when we see logo of the clubs, name of stadium etc.
 

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Derbyoflove

Club Supporter
So finally finished with the flags for World Cup Qualifiers.

Thanks to @RobbieD_PL for sharing the round UEFA Flags.

Asia:
Africa:
OFC:
CONCACAF:
TBA
CONMEBOL and UEFA as in original post though minor adjustments made


Disclaimer: The pack contains the flags for all nations flags/confederation crest as required in their respective confederations' qualifer's overlays. When assigning with CG File Server or Manual Copy the existing flags in you Crest, Crest 16x16, Crest 32x32 and Crest 50x50 will be overwritten. The assigned IDs are compatible with the National Teams Patch of @RobbieD_PL: https://dl.fifa-infinity.com/fifa-16/euro-2020-copa-america-2021-patch/
 

Derbyoflove

Club Supporter
hello I search a wipe3d of Serie A with update logo....can you help me or send me?
I don't have one but you can use the wipe container from AFC Champions League. Just replace the image in it with CGFE and assign the correct ID. No regen needed. Although it will not be 3D.
 

useranth5532

Reserves
Hey @Derbyoflove is there any chance you would consider making a 90s EPL scoreboard? With lots more club teams coming out in the classic patch it would really take things to a different level!

Or even an old school EPL 90s logo 3D wipe would be great!
 
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Derbyoflove

Club Supporter
Hello everyone,

apologies to everyone. I had/have some health issues. I will try to reply to all PMs as soon as possible.

I hope I can return back to modding soon. But everything is very tiring at the moment so it will be step by step. Keeping that in mind some considerations for the future:

- i will stop doing research on scoreboards. My "test project" didn't get any support and alone I neither have the time nor energy to go further.

-But i want to return to making them in the best possible quality. Let's say one or two per month

- I will focus on stuff that interest me personally and keep them prioritized, although eventual requests will be taken into consideration.

Plan for the next couple of weeks:
- some graphical updates for OTP Bank liga and couple of Merkantil Bank liga teams (ex adboards)
- missing Hungarian kits for actual season
-Scoreboards: - finish CONCACAF Champions League and Cup (which is about 75% finished since November)
- Cyprus league (@nikolapfc89 sent you a PM)
- classic EPL
Hey @Derbyoflove is there any chance you would consider making a 90s EPL scoreboard? With lots more club teams coming out in the classic patch it would really take things to a different level!

Or even an old school EPL 90s logo 3D wipe would be great!
would you mind sending me screenshots or video links in a PM which one exactly you would like to have?

Drawing textures is going ok but hex editing is a bit difficult. So any progress will be dependent on my (hopefully) improving health. I will try to check in once a week for any PMs to be answered.

Oh and I nearly forgot: Happy New Year to you all! (I know it is a bit late)
 


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