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Football Manager 2016 Patch 16.2.0

This is the 1st FM16 update for the final retail version which includes a couple of fixes and misc updates.

By on Dec 16, 2015   20007 views   0 comments
News - Football Manager 2016 Patch 16.2.0
Sports Interactive released the first hot-fix patch for Football Manager 2016 available to download via Steam. Once updated the version number will be 16.2. This update addresses a wide variety of issues, most of which are listed below.

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.

Released: 16 December 2015

As always the update is save game compatible.

If you have any issues following the update, or if you think you've spotted a bug, please report it on the official feedback thread @ SI forums.

List of Changes

  • Improved match performance on Retina displays
  • Fixed rare crash on staff responsibilities screen
  • Fixed crash when trying to send assistant manager to tunnel interviews when no assistant appointed
  • Fixed game not launching in Full Screen modes on certain system setups
  • Fixed processing panel not disappearing when using alt-tab
  • Fixed attributes pop-up ordering attributes alphabetically by abbreviation not by full name
  • Fixed captain icon not displaying in-match
  • Fixed Ctrl+F shortcut
  • Fixed Average Positions & Heat Map options on ProZone panels showing incorrect information during live matches

  • Improvements to AI transfer & contract negotiations
  • Players will no longer count being rested for minor cup games towards first team football unhappiness
  • Fixed issue where players would complain about being left out of a training camp squad when they were away on international duty
  • Fixed players asking for a new contract and then being unwilling to sign one

  • Improved defending of full backs who were tucking in inappropriately
  • Improved behaviour of backline when deciding to cover out of position players
  • Prevented ball getting stuck in the crossbar
  • Fixed instances of goalkeepers being stranded out of goal after being called over to be booked
  • Fixed some examples of dead time after ball is returned from a throw in following an injury
  • Improved system of players taking a penalty when on a hat-trick
  • Fixed some instances of poor back passes and goalkeepers lack of reaction to them
  • Fixed some problems with Specific Man Marking instruction
  • Refined referee decision making on offside calls
  • Improved defenders behaviour when reacting to a ball they are favourite to win
  • Improved goalkeeper decisions to parry ball back into play when they could let the ball go out
  • Improved goalkeeper decisions on when to come off their line
  • Improved accuracy of shots on goal
  • Refined passing decision making to reduce instances of unnecessary direct and rushed passes
  • Fixed some instances of a goal being awarded when the shot had hit the bar and not gone in

  • Improved Retina graphics benchmarking (requires cleared cache & preferences)
  • Fixed issue with black ball on Macs
  • Fixed extreme and sudden change from rain to shine

  • Age, Nationality and Wage editable on Profile page for Staff and Players
  • Fixes to help custom skin compatibility

  • Fixed Belgium league rules failing verification checks without being edited
  • Fixed a few editing kit colours issues
  • Fixed issue with stadium editing which caused some User files to crash
  • Fixed edit files using the wrong start date when extracted in to the game
  • Fixed various unhelpful error messages when verifying files
  • Fixed some crashes on verification on specific files
  • Fixed some issues extracting certain data edits in to the game

  • Fixed divergence of results when playing network game between Mac & PC

  • Fixed obscure nations topping World Rankings at the start of new games

  • Fixed created clubs keeping affiliations preventing them from being promoted
  • Fixed created clubs not displaying their own kits on Team of the Week

  • Fixed issue where fantasy draft budget left over is calculated incorrectly

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