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FM 2018 Competitions of Old: UEFA Revival 1.3

A throwback to UEFA competitions of old with some customized formats (feat. the AFC) and nation rankings added as well. A database for Football Manager 2018.

By on Nov 25, 2017   Jan 04, 2018   17549 views   61 comments
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FM 2018 Fantasy Scenarios - FM 2018 Competitions of Old: UEFA Revival 1.3
Hi all! Back for another season with my UEFA Revival project, with quite a list of updates from where I left off in Football Manager 2017.

INTRODUCTION

This is a file that I've been plugging away at, on and off, dating back to Football Manager 2013. It originally started out as a throwback to the 1999-2003 format of the UEFA Champions League which contained 2 group stages, and has since progressed into a full structure where I've managed to find room to bring back the UEFA Intertoto Cup & the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. New from the 6 options available last year, there are now 17 separate UEFA files so you can choose whether you'd like to use the UEFA Europa League, revert back to the UEFA Cup, reinstate the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, play a knockout-only version of the tournaments, or choose between 1 or 2 group stages in the UEFA Champions League. Plenty of choice for all.

Additionally, the AFC Champions League has been added as a separate option, and uses the same 2 group stage format as the UEFA Champions League. The AFC Cup also mirrors the UEFA Cup format of 5 teams playing 1 round of matches in the group stage.



**UPDATES**


04/01/2018

- Fixed a fate error in the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League
*UEFA Cup & Champions League (Knockouts & Dropouts)*
- Added 7 new UEFA files to the project with a tweaked UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The new CWC format features 2 qualifying rounds throughout July/August, in order to accommodate nations 33-54

11/12/2017

- Added a new format option to the project, which contains a knockout-only tournament for both the UEFA Cup & UEFA Champions League
NOTE: This still includes seeded rounds, teams dropping in to the UEFA Cup, and also includes the Intertoto Cup winner getting a UEFA Cup place
- Fixed the issue 100% where the UEFA Champions League won't progress any further than the Group Stage
*Europa League (1 Group Stage) & Champions League (1 Group Stage)*

07/12/2017

- Fixed the Team conditions so stage 4 of the UEFA Champions League will now grab the winners/runners-up of the Group Stage for the Round of 16
*Europa League (1 Group Stage) & Champions League (1 Group Stage)*
*Europa League (2 Group Stages) & Champions League (1 Group Stage)*

18/11/2017

- Added Kosovo to the UEFA rankings, taking the total up to 54 nations
- Added 3 new files, which allow for a 1 Group Stage version of the UEFA Champions League (These all contain the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup)
- Adjusted the UEFA Intertoto Cup fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-June
- Adjusted UEFA Champions League fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted UEFA Europa League fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted UEFA Cup fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted UEFA Cup Winners' Cup fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted AFC Champions League fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted AFC Cup fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March



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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FORMAT (1 GROUP STAGE)

- 3 qualifying rounds, each containing 32 teams

- 16 teams enter at the Third Qualifying Round, those being 2 teams from nations 1-6, and 1 team from nations 7-10

- The 16 losing teams in the Third Qualifying Round will drop into the First Round of the UEFA Cup, or the Qualification Playoff Round of the Europa League

- 16 league winners and runners up enter at the Group Stage, along with the 16 winners of the Third Qualifying Round

- The Group Stage contains 32 teams

- Depending on the file, 8 third-placed teams will drop out of the Group Stage and into the Round of 32 (UEFA Cup), First Knockout Round or Second Group Phase (Europa League)

- 16 teams progress to the Knockout Rounds

- Knockout Rounds begin at the Round of 16, with 2 legs in each round leading to the Final

- Matches divided equally between Tuesdays and Wednesdays

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Golden Boot & Dream Team


UEFA / AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FORMAT (2 GROUP STAGES)

- 3 qualifying rounds, each containing 32 teams

- 16 teams enter at the Third Qualifying Round, those being 2 teams from nations 1-6, and 1 team from nations 7-10

- The 16 losing teams in the Third Qualifying Round will drop into the First Round of the UEFA Cup, or the Qualification Playoff Round of the Europa League

- 16 league winners and runners up enter at the First Group Phase, along with the 16 winners of the Third Qualifying Round

- The First Group Phase contains 32 teams

- Depending on the file, 8 third-placed teams will drop out of the First Group Phase and into the Round of 32 (UEFA Cup), First Knockout Round or Second Group Phase (Europa League)

- 16 teams progress to the Second Group Phase

- Knockout Rounds begin at the Quarter Finals, with 2 legs in the Quarters and Semi Finals

- Matches divided equally between Tuesdays and Wednesdays

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Golden Boot & Dream Team


UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FORMAT (2 GROUP STAGES)

- 3 qualifying rounds, with the first 2 containing 24 teams, and the Qualification Playoff Round containing 64 teams

- The Second Qualifying Round adds the most recent winner of the UEFA Intertoto Cup

- Highest seeds enter at the Qualification Playoff Round, with 32 winners progressing to the First Group Phase

- 16 of these teams will be the losing teams from the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League

- The First Group Phase contains 32 teams

- 8 teams progress to the Second Group Phase, where they will be joined by 8 third-placed teams from the First Group Phase of the UEFA Champions League

- Knockout Rounds begin at the Quarter Finals, with 2 legs in the Quarters and Semi Finals

- All matches take place on Thursdays at the same time

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Golden Boot & Dream Team



UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FORMAT (1 GROUP STAGE)

- 3 qualifying rounds, with the first 2 containing 24 teams, and the Qualification Playoff Round containing 96 teams

- The Second Qualifying Round adds the most recent winner of the UEFA Intertoto Cup

- Highest seeds enter at the Qualification Playoff Round, with 48 winners progressing to the Group Stage

- 16 of these teams will be the losing teams from the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League

- The Group Stage contains 48 teams, which are thrown into 12 groups of 4

- 24 teams progress to the First Knockout Round, where they will be joined by 8 third-placed teams from the First Group Phase of the UEFA Champions League

- 32 teams will then compete in 2-legged ties for the First Knockout Round, followed by the Second Knockout Round for the final 16, Quarter Final, Semi- Final, and the Final

- All matches take place on Thursdays at the same time

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Golden Boot & Dream Team


UEFA / AFC CUP FORMAT

- 2 qualifying rounds, with both containing 24 teams

- The Second Qualifying Round adds the most recent winner of the UEFA Intertoto Cup

- Highest seeds enter at the First Round, which contains 80 teams. 40 winners progress to the Group Stage

- The Group Stage contains 40 teams, which are thrown into 8 groups of 5 with 1 round of games played

- 24 teams progress to the Round of 32, where they will be joined by the 8 third-placed teams from the First Group Phase of the Champions League

- The winning teams will then progress to the Round of 16, and following that, the Quarter Finals through to the Final

- All matches take place on Thursdays at the same time

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Top Goalscorer & Dream Team


UEFA INTERTOTO CUP FORMAT

- Competition begins in mid-June

- 64 teams will start out in the First Round, which contains 2 legs

- 32 winning teams will progress to a Group Stage, which has 1 round of matches

- From there it is a straight knockout (1 match per round, Extra Time & Penalties if needed) from the Quarter Finals through to the Final

- The UEFA Intertoto Cup (singular) winner will then qualify for the Second Qualifying Round of the UEFA Cup / Europa League

- Matches take place on Thursdays and Sundays

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Top Goalscorer & Dream Team


UEFA CUP WINNERS' CUP FORMAT

- There are 5 rounds in the tournament (no qualifiers). Therefore 32 teams from the top 32 nations begin in the First Round and are drawn against each other at random

- The tournament is a straight two-legged knockout for each round all the way until the final

- If the cup winner for that Nation is in the Champions League or Europa League, then the runner-up will replace them. Failing that, the spot will then go to the next highest placed team in the league

- Matches take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays

- Just like I have set it in every other competition, the winner is not automatically entered to defend their crown for the following year

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Top Goalscorer & Dream Team


UEFA / AFC SUPER CUP

- This remains unchanged


**NOTES**


- If you are starting a new game and controlling a team that is competing in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, you will have to add France as a playable nation, as it allows you to start the game at June 12th.


- The nation rankings are slightly customized to allocate qualification spots, so a couple of teams have been moved up/down in the rankings for personal preference. You can always change the order in your editor ahead of starting a new game if you wish.


- *AVOID* activating Northern Ireland as a playable nation, unless you have a custom league structure for it. Their domestic playoffs have an issue when calling the correct teams and their season doesn't finish. As a result, no teams qualify for the UEFA competitions when the nation is activated and playable.


- If your game is displaying the default names for the competitions (i.e. Champions Cup or EURO VASE etc), try downloading the 'FM18 Real Names License Fix'.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS


Drop the files into the corresponding locations:

Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > editor data
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > graphics > pictures > trophies
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > graphics > pictures > logos > competitions > normal
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > graphics > pictures > logos > competitions > small
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > graphics > backgrounds > competitions


CREDITS

I'd like to give thanks to those who have helped me out when it came to getting this file off the ground, such as KingRobbo, Freddie Sands, krlenjushka and KUBI, as well as anyone else who was kind enough to chip in along the way. Your help is much appreciated, and I couldn't have gotten this project completed without all of you.

Additionally I'd like to give a big thank you, with all credits going to the original creators for the following items which have been provided with this download:

Background Images = UEFA/AFC, and all other original creators
UEFA & AFC Metallic Competition Logos = kremmen, and all other contributors from Sortitoutsi
UEFA & AFC Trophies = DAZS8, and anyone else that may have contributed



Hope this will run without any major hiccups. Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to read and download. Enjoy!

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Discussion: FM 2018 Competitions of Old: UEFA Revival 1.3

61 comments have been posted so far.

  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi dopelemon. Thanks for the feedback.

    Right now there isn't a version with the current qualifying system as it was designed to be more of a throwback with a few custom variations added in there.

    The closest option to the current format would be the UEFA Revival - Europa League (1 group stage) & Champions League (1 group stage)

    I'll try and configure the modern qualifying system for a new file in the next update.
  • dopelemon's avatar
    I love this database but I have one issue, you provided a lot of different variations of this file, but all Im looking for is one which adds the Intertoto and Cup Winner's Cup but doesn't mess at all with the UCL and Europa, leaving that intact as it in in real life. If there is one included which one is it? Because the one I'm using has messed up draws, and qualifying structures which do not reflect the real life states of the UCL. For example City going through playoffs when they should be directly in the group stages, and Knockout draws happening in a week before the ties start.
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @Herrera: I added a straight knockout version in the most recent update, though I included the same amount of teams due to there being 54 nations.

    I'll see what I can do regarding a champions only version for a future update.
  • Herrera's avatar
    Is there also a possibility to remake the old Champions Cup? Only the Champions of the Nations and straight Knockout Round
    Uefa/Messe Pokal the same?
    cheers
  • phil2801's avatar
    Nice one, appreciate it
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @phil2801: Encountered the problem the day after the 2nd leg. I'll see if I can get that fixed for you.
  • phil2801's avatar
    Ok cheers, it's the 54 nation one
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    I'll give it a test run tonight and see what I can do.

    Are you using the 32 nation file or the 54 nation one?
  • phil2801's avatar
    Only running that one file
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @phil2801: Are you running any other editor files with it? There may be a clash going on there.
  • phil2801's avatar
    Have picked the UEFA Cup/Cup Winners Cup file and playing as a team in the Intertoto Cup, but after finishing the first round second leg game of the Intertoto Cup, when I finish the full time team talk, the game closes, crash dump. Any idea how to fix this?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    No problem. Enjoy :)
  • Orvalvisje's avatar
    @carlito_85
    Thanks for the speedy reply. Indeed, a small fact that i have overlooked. I just started the game (end of august) and so it is the only the qualifications. Sorry about that :s
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @Orvalvisje: Are you using a file with 32 nations or a file with 54?

    If you're using 32 nations, all the top nations are there from the first round in September.

    If you're using a 54 nation file, there are 2 qualifying rounds that take place throughout the summer, with the top 28 nations joining in September.
  • Orvalvisje's avatar
    hello, just wondering about the cup winners cup ... in my load in the first season there is no presence of big countries (france, england, spain, germany,...). Is this just a setup thing, and will normalize after the first season or is this done on purpose, in order to give smaller teams a chance to participate in Europe?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: The file you're looking for is UEFA Revival - UEFA Cup & Champions League (Knockouts & Dropouts) - Custom CWC
  • legendof88's avatar
    Sounds Good! Can you remind me in the new files which on to use for knockout for all three Uefa competitions, preferably the 54 team structure.
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Thanks man.

    I haven't got any separate projects planned but I am considering expanding this one in a future update to create a merger between the CONCACAF & CONMEBOL using the UEFA structure.
  • legendof88's avatar
    Fantastic! It's a great concept, you got any other databases in the works?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: Got that fixed and uploaded for new update. Enjoy.
  • legendof88's avatar
    Any progress on fixing the Champions League Third Qualifying Round issue?
  • betley32N's avatar
    Thank you love this btw!!
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @betley32N: This is a bug that was in the game last year but got patched. The same bug has popped up again this year.

    Don't worry though, you can still play your UEFA matches. Simply pick your squad for each game and it will automatically register them without any hassle.
  • betley32N's avatar
    Cant seem to register players for european any sugestions?
  • legendof88's avatar
    great thanks, ill keep an eye out for it!

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