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FM 2018 Competitions of Old: UEFA Revival 1.5

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   May 13, 2018   25456 views   92 comments
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FM 2018 Fantasy Scenarios - FM 2018 Competitions of Old: UEFA Revival 1.5
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 project 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 25 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**


13/05/2018

- Quick update to one file. Fixed a fate error which prevented the Champions League scheduling in the 2018/19 season
*UEFA Revival - Winners Recalled - Champions League & Europa League (1 Group)*

22/04/2018

- New files galore! 8 new files added to the project
- 2 files are a retro version of the UEFA Champions League (featuring domestic league champions only). 1 is a straight knockout format from the last 32, while the other contains a group stage for the final 8 teams (2 group winners face off in final)
NOTE: These 2 files contain qualifying rounds, one of which consists of a group stage, in order to accommodate all 54 nations in the competition rather than just the top 32 nations
- Additionally there are 6 new files which now allow for competition winners to automatically qualify for the Champions League & UEFA Cup/Europa League in the following season
NOTE: Champions League winners and UEFA Cup/Europa League winners qualify for the Champions League (differing stages), while the Cup Winners' Cup winner qualifies for the UEFA Cup/Europa League
- Amended the disciplinary rules for all files. Yellow card suspensions now occur after 5 bookings (and every 2 thereafter), as opposed to 2/3/4
- Corrected a fate error with the final 16 of the AFC Cup

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 1.5

92 comments have been posted so far.

  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @joaquin87
    @LugoManager


    Thanks a lot, guys. Much appreciated.
  • joaquin87's avatar
    Good work!
  • LugoManager's avatar
    Hey Carlito_85 Good Job For Making UEFA Revival 1.5
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @Gibbo101: Yes, you'll need to start a new save with one of the UEFA files selected. The AFC file can be used with any of the UEFA ones.
  • Gibbo101's avatar
    Do I need to start a new game for these changes to take effect?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: Yeah if the nations are all still separate that should still work with my file. As you mentioned though you'll just have non-league sides qualifying for Europe.
  • legendof88's avatar
    Great, thanks for your help. The datbase id talked about, with the merging of nations, its a file (which I have not yet recieved) a guy is currently working on it, but ive just found out that the natiosn aren't actually merged. So for instience the Scandnavian league, is just Denmark with teams from the other nations (Norway, Sweden etc) added in that league, as a result the Norwegian league still exists but contested by non-league sides, so in theory, am I correct in saying your database should still be compataible? As those nations still exist. The only down side is a non-league norwegian side will qualify for European compettion.
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: I'm not sure if there are any specific guides out there for what you want, but I'm sure there would be a couple of advanced editor ones on Youtube that might be able to help.
  • legendof88's avatar
    Yeah, I have the original nations that they reside in like you suggested Britain is in with England, so will need to eliminate Scotland and Wales. Is there a guide or video tutorial that explains how to alter these competitions and the seedings
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: Yeah I'm sure that would be possible, but I think you'd have to look into the other files and see what nation the super leagues are residing in.

    For example if the British Superleague is set to England then eliminate Scotland etc from the rankings. You'd have to redo all of the seedings as well so that the numbers match up properly (1 combined nation would be representing all of Britain now in UEFA).

    It'd be quite a task but pretty sure it'd be possible that way.
  • legendof88's avatar
    Yeah figured that it would not work with merged nations. However, if I have these merged databases all on one database and then edit that database in a similar way you did the original database, could I not make the UEFA competitions like your database but just adjusted for the merged leagues? Have you a guide or information on how to edit Uefa competitions in the editor?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: That wouldn't work unfortunately. The UEFA competitions need to be able to call teams from the top leagues across all European countries as individual nations. If they're merged together to form a super league then my UEFA file won't work when you start the game.
  • legendof88's avatar
    On your last point about using this database with custom competitions. As I was away to start a game that had a British Superleague, a Scandinavian Super League and an old-style Eastern European mega-league, so this will cut the number of cups and nations down considerably. Can I go make changes in the database to make this compatible?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @Flindstone: The number of teams per nation is locked, as coefficients aren't compatible with custom competitions that are created using the Edited Rules option. If you wish to change anything though, you can rearrange the nation rankings by loading up the file in the pre-game editor before you start a save.

    Also I'm using the FLUT skin (the custom backgrounds and graphics are available with the download) :)
  • Flindtstone's avatar
    @Carlito_85 And what skin are you using?
  • Flindtstone's avatar
    @Carlito_85: Just a quick question, are The number of teams from each nation locked? Or Will The number change depending on how The teams do it? Or is it depending on coefficience like in real life? If let's say Ajax Win The CL and Heerenveen win El Will it then mean that more Dutch teams gets in to The leagues?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @unitedarestillthebest: Yeah I noticed that as well but I have no idea why that is happening. I think the only way I could fix that would be by remaking the competition from scratch, unless it's some kind of bug for SI to deal with.
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    Sorry again second season I joined the league cup in the second round I don’t mind but I did get into Europe and it looks like all the clubs did
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @unitedarestillthebest: Cheers for the heads up. I'll make sure that is fixed for all files.
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    @carlito_85 really liking this datebase but there’s a few glitches one being the format for yellow cards in the champions league not sure about the other European competitions but you get a suspension after just two yellows and then a suspension after every other yellow I’m in an important game and I have four players suspended cause of this and 8 players are one away from a suspension
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @unitedarestillthebest: No worries.

    If you're starting out in August then it will be the Third Qualifying Round that is being drawn for the Champions League. For the top 4 nations, 3rd and 4th place are drawn into the Third Qualifying Round, whereas 2nd and 1st are drawn at the First Group Stage.
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    It’s ok I sorted it now I don’t remember what I had and hadn’t done lol by the way just had the draw for the qualifying stage of champions league and two English clubs are in it shouldn’t the 3rd place team get in automatically or is this because I chose the 54 nation one cheers looking good so far cheers
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @unitedarestillthebest: Might be a silly question but did you extract the contents of the rar file? There's an instructions file in there saying where everything that comes with the download needs to go.
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    Carlito I’m having a few problems with it I downloaded the file and put it into the editor data folder but it’s not available to download also it’s a rar file but all the others are fmf files plus do I need to put the same file in the pictures logos etc
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    Cheers carlto I’m off work all week so will download it later when I get home

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