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FMUpdates EEE - England, Enhanced, Expanded - v7.4 Out Now!

The best England Expansion down to Levels 7 & 8 available! Real Fixtures, County Cups, Histories, Media, Journalists and more!
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FMUpdates EEE - England, Enhanced, Expanded - v7.4 Out Now!
Following the success of our FM2012 release we are aiming to build on our success with the FM2013 version of Levels 7 & 8 in the English National League System.

The Advanced England League Expansion includes:

  • Fully activated Level 7 Regional Premier Divisions
  • Fully activated Level 8 Regional First Divisions
  • Inactive Level 9 County Divisions created to allow promotion / relegation to Regional First Divisions
  • Northern League Cup, Isthmian League Cup, Southern League Cup, Northern Premier Peter Swales Shield, Isthmian Charity Shield, Southern League Championship Match, which will all become inactive if you disable leagues following promotion to Level 6
  • FA Cup rebuilt to include Extra Preliminary, Preliminary and 1st Qualifying Rounds
  • FA Trophy rebuilt to include all qualifying rounds
  • All County FA Senior Cups which will become inactive if you disable leagues following promotion to Level 6
  • NEW***Future seasons will have correct competition rules and updated cup rounds***
  • Player of the Month, Manager of the Month, Team of the Week, Top Goalscorer, Player of the Season & Manager of the Season Awards and more for Regional Premier and First Divisions
  • FA Ground Grading Requirements
  • Missing City data
  • Missing Club data
  • Media Sources for Premier League, Football League and Non-League football
  • Real Fixtures for the Premier League down to the Regional First Divisions
  • And much more waiting to be discovered!

***PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE WAY THIS FILE HAS BEEN CREATED SPORTS INTERACTIVE OFFER NO SUPPORT FOR GAMERS WHO DOWNLOAD AND USE THIS RELEASE - PLEASE DO NOT REPORT ANY ISSUES INVOLVING YOUR GAME WITH THIS FILE IN THE SI BUGS FORUMS***

EEE **PLEASE READ & FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS**

1. Extract the .dbc file "v7.4 FMUpdates FM2013 EEE - England, Enhanced, Expanded" to the Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2013\editor data folder in your My Documents (PC) / Documents (MAC) folder. If there is no 'editor data' folder then please create one and copy the folder into it. Alternatively if you have changed the location of your game files (e.g. for backup purposes like using Dropbox) use the editor data folder in that directory instead.
2. Load FM2013 and Start A New Game.
3. In the dialog window that pops up, TICK the change box and load the Default 13.0.0 Database or the 13.3.0 Database.
4. Select the LATEST file (v7.4) in the list, if not already. Deselect ALL OLD VERSIONS!
5. Start a new game as normal, selecting either Level 7 (English Regional Premier Divisions) or Level 8 (English Regional First Divisions) as the lowest active league.
6. Select 'Add Key Staff' and 'Add Key Players to Active Teams'.
7. Ensure 'Use Real Fixtures When Available' is ticked if you would like real fixtures in your game.

This file is not save game compatible and requires a new game to be started.

You may experience issues because you are loading other editor .xml or .dbc files that are causing a conflict. If you are having problems then please:
1. Delete everything in the 'editor data' folder.
2. Download the latest v7.4 file
3. Extract the .dbc "v7.4 FMUpdates FM2013 EEE - England, Enhanced, Expanded" file to the 'editor data' folder
4. Start a new game as per the league activation instructions

Media Instructions

Thanks to daniellewis_789 for allowing us to include his excellent media update in our release, including an exclusive media update for the new competitions added as part of our league expansion.
1. Extract the .dbc file "v8.0 FMUpdates FM2013 British Journalists & Media" to the Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2013\editor data folder in your My Documents (PC) / Documents (MAC) folder. If there is no 'editor data' folder then please create one and copy the folder into it. Alternatively if you have changed the location of your game files (e.g. for backup purposes like using Dropbox) use the editor data folder in that directory instead.
2. Load FM2013 and Start A New Game
3. In the dialog window that pops up, TICK the change box.
4. Select the LATEST file (v8.0) in the list, if not already. Deselect ALL OLD VERSIONS!
5. Start a new game as normal
This file is not save game compatible and requires a new game to be started.

FAQ

* Can you explain the English Non-league system?
The BBC Sport website has an excellent guide to how the English non-league system operates - LINK
This file includes levels 1 to 8 activated, which is down to step 4 in the English Non-League pyramid:


* Why is my team in the Northern Premier League, shouldn't they be in the Isthmian League?
One of the quirks of the English non league steps is how much change there is every season. This all depends on which teams are selected for promotion from Level 9 that may not easily fit into the regional geography of Levels 7 and 8. For Football Manager this is a problem as whilst rules have been set for each league and the vast majority of teams, unfortunately you can't programme common sense into the data editor. On the rare occasion you may find a team sorted into the wrong division, be rest assured that when the first opportunity arises to place them back into their correct division the game will sort them correctly.

* Why do I need to add All Key Staff?
We recommend you tick 'Add key staff'. That way all the staff you need, i.e. a physio and assistant manager will be generated for the clubs where there is not one set in the database.

* Is this release compatible with my save game?
As with all other editor data files, this release is not save game compatible.

* Are you planning on providing a data update for these teams so they have the correct players and staff etc?
This is not a player data update, no players have been added or their stats amended and I have no intention of adding this information.

* Why does the FA Cup go all the way down to the Extra Preliminary Round when only Level 8 is active?
The reason for this is simple - the first 3 rounds are drawn on the same day, so for the sake of added realism all rounds are included.

* When is the next release/update available?
This is something We cannot tell until it is ready. However the releases will be posted on FMUpdates first and shortly afterwards the SI Community. You may even be lucky and get the next version before it is announced by downloading the file.

* What is the rulebook?
The editor is limited in what match and competition rules can be input. As an example, clubs in Levels 7 and 8 are only permitted to give a player a contract, known as League Forms, for one playing season only.
We've reviewed the Isthmian, Southern and Northern League Handbooks and Rules and created a simple rule book for gamers to follow (if they wish) to help make playing these leagues more realistic. The Rulebook PDF is combined within the file download.

* There's something wrong with your file/I'd like to help you with this release, where do I go?
If you want to help with this project and others please check out FMUpdates.com.

3 Comments

Discussion on "FMUpdates EEE - England, Enhanced, Expanded - v7.4 Out Now!"

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CHOWDHUR2013-11-12 09:41
This was an incredible effort. I particularly liked the way the FA Cup and vase competitions were integrated, somewhere others have failed before. Any chance of a similar release, perhaps even with level 9, for FM14? I would pay for it.

The lower league updates for FM14 so far are poor, with lots of missing teams. The FA also went beserk this year by moving dozens of teams across many leagues.

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PikachuFC2013-05-29 02:55
this is really good, glad you have done the lower leagues properly! :) by the way could I request you release or even just message me a copy of this with tier 9 active by any chance? :)

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nickroach2013-04-03 18:50
this is great!!!!!

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