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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.

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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

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  • MICASYT's avatar
    already downloaded thanks , one question , is that issue that i reported fixed in this new version? @Carlito_85
  • MICASYT's avatar
    already downloaded thanks , one question , is that issue that i reported fixed in this new version? @Carlitos_85
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @MICASYT it's updated now. I uploaded version 1.1
  • MICASYT's avatar
    @Carlito_95 let us know when that is updated and ready to play :D
  • MICASYT's avatar
    @Carlito_95 Thanks :D
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi MICASYT. Thanks for the heads up on that, that's been an oversight on my part. I'll make sure to get it updated and uploaded asap.

    In the meantime, what you need to do is go into the Teams section for stage 4 of the Champions League. You then need to do the following for the conditions that have been set:

    - Stage = 3
    - Main Stage Name = Round of 16
    1
  • MICASYT's avatar
    i used the UEFA Revival - Europa League (1 Group Stage) & Champions League (1 Group Stage) file and when i simulate , the champions league gets stuck on the group stage but europa league , intertoto and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup work , so what can we do to solve the issue?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Daniel. If you want to add specific teams to a competition you'll need to search for the competition in the editor database, then swap a registered team out in the registered teams section.

    If there are no registered teams in that section you'd have to add the ones you want.
  • Daniel Ferreira's avatar
    I don't understand one thing, Carlito:

    If I want to change a team in a european competition, I have to change in the Squad Registration in the Advanced Rules or in the Squad Registration in the Competition itself (on the Competitions tab)?
  • MICASYT's avatar
    Carlito_85:
    check your inbox , sent you 2 messages :D
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @MICASYT: You would have to decide between the UEFA Cup or the UEFA Europa League, as they're basically the same competition but with a different coat of paint.

    NOTE: Only use one UEFA file when starting a new game. If you want to use as many of the competitions as possible I would recommend using one that has the Cup Winners' Cup included. Then it's just a case of choosing which formats you want for the Champions League and Europa League, or alternatively the UEFA Cup.

    Hope that helps.
  • MICASYT's avatar
    can i use all of these competitions at the same time or there will be a problem ingame?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @LugoManager: I'm not sure I understand what you mean. I've made different options available for anyone who would prefer to use the UEFA Cup instead of the Europa League. It's basically one or the other, and they don't run along side each other. The history between the two is still linked if that's what you're worried about.

    The Intertoto Cup is in all files but that serves to elevate the winner to the Europa League / UEFA Cup. Even if you don't win the tournament you're still getting paid for valuable pre-season matches essentially.
  • LugoManager's avatar
    Carlito_85 Okay But Now Imagine UEFA Cup And Intertoto Cup In Present Timeline 2017 Dont Even Mean That Europa League Will Never Existed
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @LugoManager: I don't have time to do that. There are files out there though that might fit what you're looking for, such as Claassen's work with all of the European leagues.

    @ooshoboshe: No problem. Enjoy!
  • LugoManager's avatar
    Carlito_85 Thank Can You Make Portuguese Leagues Okay Let Start
    Primeira Liga
    3 Relegations
    Segunda Liga
    Two Groups With 24 Teams And 8 Teams Going To Second Stage And 16 Teams Going To Relegation Stage And 3 Teams To Be Promoted With Play-Off To Promoted Primeira Liga And 4 Teams Going To Relegated
    Campeonato De Portugal Prio
    4 Teams To Get Promoted
    30 Teams To Get Relegated
    Districts
    30 Teams To Get Promoted
    Still The Same
  • ooshosboshe's avatar
    Hi Carlito_85,

    Thanks for the reply mate. I'll look forward to trying it out!
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @LugoManager: There are 3 different files available which have 1 group stage for the UEFA Champions League.
  • LugoManager's avatar
    Hey Carlito_85 Can You Make Champions League Only First Knockout Stage Added
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi ooshosboshe. I applied the UEFA player rules to the Asian structure, but even still I've made those more lenient like they were 10-15 years ago. The only restriction in place is 3 from 7 subs can be used, so you shouldn't have to worry about foreign player limits or anything like that.

    I simply overwrote the default format of the Asian competitions, as I got a couple of requests to apply the UEFA structure a few months back. The Asian version is in its own file so you don't have to use it if you don't want to.
  • ooshosboshe's avatar
    Did you have to remake the Asian champions league for this? If so, is there an easy way to increase the foreign player limit for the competition? I like playing in Asia and have increased the foreign player limit in all the leagues as I find it more fun, but it's pointless because the AFC champions league still has the default player limit and is harder to change.

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