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Alex Pitt

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  1. On 09/11/2021 at 00:05, Loren1983 said:

    Question: Why is the option to "enable modifications" not available in the XBOX version of PC?

    Because Xbox Edition is an Xbox Play Anywhere title (meaning your data, saves etc. are automatically available on any Xbox or on Windows 10/11 as long as you're logged into the same account), it has to use Microsoft's cloud saving system rather than saving locally, so there is no way to access the file system to add custom graphics.

    21 hours ago, Malicious Penguin said:

    Restricted to 256mb of save space (that's barely 2 save games with auto save on)

    It should be higher than this - we're trying to resolve it as soon as we can.

  2. On 09/11/2021 at 02:57, Fabio Araujo said:

    I just can’t use de R button when negotiating, no matter how hard I try. Why can’t I just use “+” and “-“ as did in FM21 or even write the number I want as before?

    We're looking into this - apologies for the inconvenience. In the meantime, if you click the left stick to enable Focus Navigation you'll be able to use the right stick to increment if you focus on the widget.

    On 09/11/2021 at 02:57, Fabio Araujo said:

    And there is a lot more issues like that. The FM21 Xbox interface was just fine. This was supposed to be a controller-friendly UI but is quite the opposite. Why change it? 

    Have you tried using Focus Navigation rather than Cursor Mode at all? It might take a bit of getting used to if you've previously always used cursor but with the improvements we've made to it this year we're really believe it's the easier way to control the game.

    On 09/11/2021 at 13:32, yakoob86 said:

    Actually, I generally feel like there's something off with the controls.

    Last year, in the Inbox section you could be using controller-as-mouse input method but the d-pad still allowed you to go up/down in the message list.

    This year - not possible.

    Even on the club selection screen - the one which lists all the clubs, media prediction, facilities etc. - you cannot use the d-pad when using contoller-mouse.

    Something's off for sure.

    This is intentional - having both control options available at the same time (Focus Navigation and Cursor Mode) caused too many weird edge case issues so Focus Navigation is disabled when in Cursor Mode and vice versa.

  3. On 19/12/2020 at 13:30, Interista4 said:

    Are you able to recover the missing save file from your cloud service?

    Unfortunately we don't have direct access to the files you save in Xbox Edition as they are all cloud-based and handled at Microsoft's end - I was confused by you mentioning a file name in your original post, so thought you had found a way to extract the save and send it to us via our cloud service

    I'm afraid to say that, because we aren't able to access the save files created on Xbox Edition due to the way the Play Anywhere cloud saving system works, it's very unlikely we'll be able to recover save files which have become corrupted. We've since released the 21.1.3 minor update which comes with significant stability improvements, so the best thing I can recommend is starting a new game where you'll be unlikely to encounter the same issue again. Sincere apologies again for the inconvenience caused.


  4. On 20/12/2020 at 12:33, steam just is said:

    have the in-match graphics been downgraded since the update to accommodate lower spec tablets?

    We've just released an update (21.2.1) which may reduce graphical quality but should improve performance fairly significantly on the majority of devices - due to a bug, graphics were rendering at a higher resolution than intended which was causing performance and stability issues on some devices. It's not a case of downgrading graphics on higher spec devices to accommodate lower spec ones, as we have different configs for different performance levels, but it's something we're continually tweaking and trying to optimise to make sure that we strike the right balance between graphical quality and performance and stability on as many devices as possible.

    On 20/12/2020 at 12:33, steam just is said:

    is there ever going to be an option to allow users to choose quality of graphics depending on quality of tablet?

    We'd like to do this but it's much more difficult to do on iOS and Android than on PC/Mac due to the way data and assets have to be packaged on those platforms.

    On 20/12/2020 at 12:33, steam just is said:

    has the ME been simplified since the update or is it identical to the full fat version?

    No simplification - it's still exactly the same Match Engine as FM.

  5. We've just released Minor Update 21.2.1 for iOS/iPadOS and Android only, which includes match performance and stability improvements.

    On iOS/iPadOS devices, go to the Updates page in the App Store, find Football Manager 2021 Touch in the Pending list and tap the Update button.

    On Android devices the game should update automatically if you have auto-updating on. You can update manually by going to My apps & games in the Google Play Store, finding Football Manager 2021 Touch in the Updates tab, and tapping the Update button.

    Please remember to report any issues in the FM21 Touch bugs forum.

    We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and enjoyable festive season and to say a huge thank you for continuing to play our games.

  6. 10 hours ago, teggit said:

    Has anyone worked out how to unlock the career earnings achievement now it's available again and also the 30 years one?

    Both failed to unlock as were glitched but still haven't unlocked for me on my save even though I have met the requirements

    If you load the save where you got to 30 seasons and continue until you get the dialog telling you you have reached the season limit, it should then unlock.

    The Money, Money, Money achievement, should unlock in existing saves which have already earned over that amount, so we'll look into that. If you start a new game in the meantime it should be reasonably easy to achieve if you manage a big club.

  7. Hi guys, very sorry to hear you've run into these issues and thanks for the info you've provided.

    We're very concerned about the save corruption you mentioned, so we will try to reproduce that on our end - @Interista4 did you say you uploaded a save to our ownCloud server?

    The update we released last night should have improved stability in online games significantly, so please let us know if you're still encountering crashes after updating.

  8. We posted an update in the General Discussion forum here:

    We'd like to be able to respond to every thread but with many of us now on holiday for the festive period we're a bit understaffed at present.

    Thanks for letting us know about Challenge Master and Shrewd Spender, and apologies those aren't working for you - those were both tested and working for us so we will look into it in more detail and see if we can work out what's going on.

  9. We're delighted to announce that the first minor update for Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition, 21.1.3, is out now! The game should update automatically on your Xbox console or Windows PC. Please note this is a minor update with a few key improvements and fixes to address some specific issues as outlined below - you can expect more updates to come in 2021.

    All the fixes in this update are fully save game compatible, allowing you to continue your pre-existing saves, except for the fix for incorrect fixture scheduling which may require starting a new save to be fully resolved.

    A huge thank you to all of you for giving us feedback on the game and reporting bugs on our bugs forum, and thank you for your patience in waiting for this update to arrive. As always, please report any issues on our bugs forum and we'd be delighted to hear whether this update resolves any of the issues you previously reported.




    - Fixed instances of freezes when leaving matches in online modes.
    - Fixed long delays related to text entry on the Add Manager screens.
    - Fixed long delay between steps in Squad Induction.


    - Fix for Money, Money, Money and Value for Money achievements not unlocking.
    - Fixed some Challenges being too difficult to pass.
    - Fixed issues with fixture scheduling.


    - Added screen calibration option in Preferences to help ensure screen can be adjusted to fit 720p displays.
    - Fix for missing UI during Fantasy Draft matches.
    - Improvements to Tactics screen UX.
    - Fixed Team Instructions cut-off in Fantasy Draft mode on consoles.
    - Fixed overlapping NavCon on Code of Conduct inbox item.
    - Fixed not being able to move the focus back to questions in Remote Chat popup dialog.


    - Fixes for some items not displaying in the in-game store.
    - Fixed missing icons for items in the in-game store.


  10. As I say, please tell us which bonuses and clauses you have a major issue with losing. Most of the ones removed already had other very similar clauses which were kept - it was a case of removing clauses which were slight variations and didn't add much in terms of gameplay, only additional complexity.

    8 hours ago, Keyzer Soze said:

    I mean, i hope one day you guys don't decide that in FMT manager can't make substitutions, in order to get the game more streamlined.

    I can assure you that we are not ever planning to remove substitutions from the game. :) 

  11. On 13/12/2020 at 13:02, Joedw said:

    The contract stuff won’t be fixed fully and that’s been said in the bug forum. It’s a shame, and I hate complaining lol, but I guess it just irks me they stayed quiet about it till it was released.

    We don't announce every single thing we change in the game every year - there's a lot! We felt some of the clauses and bonuses added to FM (and therefore FMT) in more recent years were adding extra complexity to Touch that doesn't fit with its ethos as a more streamlined, straight-to-the-action version of FM, and they were things that would make the game less accessible to newer players. Obviously if you've seen them in previous versions then it feels like we're just taking things away, but the aim is to keep the overall gameplay experience one that is as focused as possible.

    As Harrison said, if there are specific bonuses or clauses you feel you are really missing then we'd be keen to hear about them.

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