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Football Manager 2015 Patch 15.2.0

This is the 3rd FM15 hot-fix update for the final retail version which addresses several game and editor issues as well as introducing 2 new official skins.

By on Dec 10, 2014   52519 views   15 comments
News - Football Manager 2015 Patch 15.2.0
Sports Interactive released the third hot-fix update for Football Manager 2015 final retail version via Steam. Once updated the version number will be 15.2.0.

To update you will need to close the game down and re-launch for it to update. If this does not work for you or you feel it has not updated you will need to restart Steam.
Even if that doesn't do the trick, then verify the game cache will.

Also available as what you could call an early Christmas present, are two new skins available via Steam Workshop - one for Football Manager and one for Football Manager Classic.

Released: 10 December 2014

As with all hot-fix updates:
  • It is save game compatible allowing you to continue your current save game.
  • There are no database changes, if you start a new game the database number will be 15.0.0.

List of changes

You'll find complete changelog below.

  • Fixed rare crash when continuing edited save game
  • Fixed rare crash during processing
  • Fixed rare crash when reading inbox news item

  • Improved marking at lower levels
  • Fine-tuned keeper positioning when an attacker is in a shooting position
  • Improved use of passes for players to run onto
  • Fixed some instances of poor goalkeeper reaction times
  • Fixed goalkeepers not getting back to their own goal quick enough after passing outside their area
  • Tweaked goalkeepers ability to turn shots behind rather than back into play
  • Improved movement of attackers from crossed free kicks

  • Fixed players staying on international duty for too long
  • Fixed Mexican Cup Opening Stage win counting as two cup wins
  • Adjusted fixture scheduling when using the 'Use Saturday and Wednesday Matchdays' Preference
  • Fixed issue where the User would not be asked to set the length of pre-season training
  • Improved selection of teams promoted to Italian Serie C
  • Updated registration rules for the Asian Confederation Cup
  • Updated disciplinary rules for the Brazilian State Championships

  • Increased number of transfers from abroad for some nations in Eastern Europe
  • Fixed issue where the user was forced to offer a new contract when purchasing a percentage of an agent owned player already at their club
  • Fixed issue where the user could not respond to an agents negotiation for an agent owned player
  • Fixed rare issue where a future transfer incorrectly got the transfer date 1/1/1900
  • Fixed MLS teams signing too many Goalkeepers
  • Improved MLS squad building
  • Improved MLS AI decisions in Expansion draft
  • Improved MLS AI trade negotiation
  • Fixed MLS Re-Entry Draft 2 pick duplication

  • Fixed David Villa and Frank Lampard being unhappy as soon as they join up with NYCFC
  • Fixed rare examples of unhappiness chats going straight to blank screens
  • Ensured promises made to players when convincing them to join your club are displayed
  • Reduced chance of tutoring agreements breaking down leading to disliked person chats
  • Ensured promise to ‘Win Silverware’ lasts long enough to be upheld for cup wins
  • Fixed club underachieving chats happening to often to individual players

  • Fixed wage budget slider being blocked by Premier League FFP rules when adding money into transfer funds
  • Fixed inactive clubs being over valued
  • Adjusted wages club can offer after promotion

  • Fixed overuse of ‘Eneko’ and ‘Osia’ as first and second names for Spanish newgens and fixed names in existing saves
  • Fixed coaching badges being forgotten whilst being learnt

  • Fixed rare problem where inbox news items no longer appeared
  • Fixed instances of code in news item
  • Fixed rare case of sacking news item not being displayed
  • Fixed instances of deadline day repeating
  • Fixed instances of subscriptions being reset
  • Fixed competition win news item referencing wrong competition
  • Fixed news item offering user option to discipline AI player
  • Fixed instances of winter break questions being asked incorrectly
  • Fixed instances of incorrect news items regarding Nations League

  • Can now assign players outside the match squad any starting 11 position or spot on the substitutes bench via their Pkd menu on the Tactics Overview
  • Fixed issue where User would be stuck on the MLS Draft Combine screen

  • Fixed allowing User to choose file save location
  • Fixed files can be extracted in to the game from chosen save location
  • Fixed various save corruption and ‘disappearing’ fmf file issues
  • Fixed nations failing basic rules verification with no edits made
  • Further error message improvements
  • Fixed Future Fee incorrectly added in to edited loan
  • Fixed Kit Selection panel now displaying
  • Fixed edited prize money being paid out correctly
  • Fixed some registration dates not being extracted correctly
  • Fixed some edited competitions not being scheduled correctly
  • Fixed Add Language to Local Region

  • Fixed crash on ‘Trained in Nation’
  • Fixed User can now edit Match Fitness and Condition on Player Profile screen
  • Fixed editing language proficiency
  • Fixed editing International retirement

If you have any issues following the update, or if you think you've spotted a bug, please report it on the official Sports Interactive Bugs Forum.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2015 Patch 15.2.0

15 comments have been posted so far.

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  • paulo7niga's avatar
    Where download ?
  • Se3DsWinG's avatar
  • kurohata's avatar
    I've tried that linie, and still nothing
  • aleksa_inter's avatar
    Screenshoot problem?
  • Stam's avatar
    @duran2811: SI are aware of the issue and are looking into it, in the meantime you can either continue on with your games without 3D kits or you can wait for it to be fixed.
  • duran2811's avatar
    Sorted out the skin problem. Next thing is. Does anyone know how to get the 3d kits back in the match engine
  • Liverbird85's avatar
    I can't seem to find some of the skins I've downloaded. Can I have several unofficial skins in the "skins"-folder? Any tips?
  • Empyjon's avatar
    Blah, all my Enekos and Osias, and more importantly, Eneko Osias, had their names changed :(
    There goes my plan to field an entire team of Eneko Osias (I had gathered 8 already of good La Liga quality for my Getafe side...)
  • Stam's avatar
    Custom skins suddenly disappeared after the latest FM15 update. We've prepared a step by step guide to help you fix that.
    How to make skins from 15.1 selectable in 15.2
  • duran2811's avatar
    I've tried that linie, and still nothing
  •'s avatar
    What about manager license? Its fixed or not?
  • linie's avatar
    @duran2811 -> u need to change the skins xml. It's explained in the skinning hideout in the official forum.
  • duran2811's avatar
    I've updated to 15.2 and have now lost my downloaded skin. I have tried downloading again but nothing shows in the preferences.
  • Icarus's avatar
    There's also a downloadable Official White FM skin, and Dark FMC skin downloadable in the steam shop - from SI Games
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