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FM24 "Fixed PA" to "PA Range" - U23 - WINTER UPDATE

A database that's ensures U23 players all have a potential range, instead of a fixed PA. Adds some variety to your saves!

By Updated on Mar 02, 2024   18862 views   13 comments
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Downloads: 2695 / Size: 3.3 MB / Added: 2023-11-14
FM 2024 Fantasy Scenarios - FM24 "Fixed PA" to "PA Range" - U23 - WINTER UPDATE
A pretty simple database, but it randomises the PA value of players under 23!
For those unaware, the potential of a player in FM24 is defined by their PA value, or Potential Ability. It goes from 1-200.

A lot of players have a fixed value, for example Bukayo Saka's PA is a fixed value of 186, meaning this will be his potential every single game. However, for example, Ansu Fati has a PA range of -95 (don't ask, it's what SI named it), which means his potential will vary from 160 to 190 in every new game. This means that sometimes he's a good player for most top European sides (160), but other times he's a near-guaranteed Ballon d'Or winner (190).

This database-file called "FM24 ESSENTIALS - Potential Ranges - U23.fmf" makes it so that every player with a fixed value, gets a PA range, matching somewhat to their fixed value.
For example:
Bukayo Saka: Fixed PA: 186 - New PA Range: 170-200
Lois Openda: Fixed PA: 155 - New PA Range: 140-170
Enzo Le Fée: Fixed PA: 149 - New PA Range: 130-160

Included in the downloadable .zip file, is also "FM24 ESSENTIALS - Potential Ranges MAXED - U23.fmf". This extra database makes it so that every player with a PA range gets a maxed out fixed PA inside their own PA Range. Players that have fixed PA's stay the same
For example:
Lamine Yamal: PA Range: 170-200 - New fixed value: 200(!!!)
Rasmus Højlund: PA Range: 150-180 - New fixed value: 180
Hannibal Mejbri: PA Range: 130-160 - New fixed value: 160
Matías Arezo: PA Range: 120-150 - New fixed value: 150

For the first time this year, I have also included a file called "FM24 ESSENTIALS - Potential Ranges - JG's Tweaks.fmf". This is a file containing some relatively minor tweaks, that are definitly biased towards Danish players, and Manchester United players - I'll let you guess where I'm from, and who I support. They're not overpowered or anything, just minor tweaks (plus nerfing a certain Manchester United player into the ground in the hopes that he'll never play for the club again, I'll let you guess who). Use the file if you want, don't if you don't, your choice.

Also, both these files are .fmf file. This means that they go into your "editor data" folder, which is usually located at "\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024\editor data", or where-ever you've chosen to place your user data. But if you've placed in at a non-default location, you probably don't need me to explain this to you.
You also must start a new game to select this file and use, it won't work on existing save-games.

This will add a bit more variety to your save games, and hopefully make scouting the next superstar a little more fun!

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Downloads: 2695 / Size: 3.3 MB / Added: 2023-11-14
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Discussion: FM24 "Fixed PA" to "PA Range" - U23 - WINTER UPDATE

13 comments have been posted so far.

  • Yuzo's avatar
    Hi there. Your file was working fine until the year 2026 when all of a sudden some wonderkids had their CA and PA obliterated to 0. Is there anything I can do about this?
  • marcoslw's avatar
    Do you have a list of modified players?
  • blackmamba9203's avatar
    amazing work, one of the best custom edits I've ever come across, every save feels new with this.
  • GfxJG's avatar
    Because people will inevitably ask - Yes, I will update this for the winter update. Expect it today or tomorrow.
  • M7's avatar
    @TheCed you probably looking at the wrong Neymar which has a PA 50-80, but as JG said the PSG Neymar is untouched.

    @JG You should have called the JG's Tweaks - JG's Danish Dynamite xD
  • GfxJG's avatar
    @TheCed: Ok, I just booted up the Editor, and I have to ask... Are you looking at the correct Neymar? Yes, there is a player called Neymar who's PA has been altered to be 50-80, but it's not the Neymar you're thinking of, the one who played for Barcelona and PSG.

    As for Greenwood, he's only changed in the "JG's Tweaks" file - If you don't want him nerfed, just use the regular one, that only has changes according to the criteria, no personal opinions :-)
  • TheCed's avatar
    @GfxJG - I opened your file with the editor and noticed that Neymar has like 50-80 PA and Greenwod had his PA lowered too. They show up in the changes list.
  • GfxJG's avatar
    @TheCed - What do you mean? The entire point of this file is to add potential ranges - Besides, someone like Neymar hasn't been touched, no-one over 23 has. So I'm going to have to ask you elaborate on exactly what you mean before I can answer that question.
  • tara's avatar
    This is a great fix
  • TheCed's avatar
    Any way to get this file without any potential range changes? I see Greenwood and Neymar have it changed for example.
  • GfxJG's avatar
    @robokun: I agree, that's why I make it every year :-) Funny story, some years back (6-7 years ago I think) someone else made this mod, and I simply couldn't play without it - But suddenly, the guy stopped posting. So I learned how to use the editor, to replicate it. For me, it's so essential that I learned how to edit the database for it!

    So enjoy :-)
  • robokun's avatar
    For me this is one of those essential game changing mods you need, so thanks again.
  • addison8406's avatar
    thank you
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