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Football Manager 2016 Patch 16.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update

The long awaited January transfer window update for FM16 is available as of Mar 4.

By Updated on Mar 04, 2016   99503 views   18 comments
News - Football Manager 2016 Patch 16.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update
Sports Interactive have finally released the January Transfer Window Update for Football Manager 2016 on March 4th. The official data update patch arrived on Feb 25th last year and on Feb 28th the year before that.

The same question (asking for release date) kept on popping up around the community, but the official response was that not all transfer windows around the world had been closed; focus being on the Chinese football winter transfers - window closed for the top 2 leagues on Feb 26th.

Released: 4 March 2016

The Football Manager Winter Transfer Update for FM 2016 is now available for download.
The updated database aims to reflect all the latest transfer changes and also includes various fixes and improvements (see changelist below).

As usual the update is save game compatible, but remember that in order to use the new database you’ll need to start a new save game.

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.

16.3 List Of Changes

- Updated 'Winter Transfer Window' database included

- Fixed crash on Linux when using multiple monitors
- Fixed rare crash during processing
- Fixed rare crash with Dutch league play-off match
- Fixed rare crash with Belgian European Play-off match

- Stop keepers punching the ball when making a save from a penalty
- Prevent a player from taking a throw in from behind the goal line
- Give more time at the end of the match when a team wins a competition
- Fixed missing commentary for competition win at the end of a shootout
- Fixed throw in issue which caused dead time

- Fixed 'Potential' and 'Ability' filters showing incorrect players on Scouting page
- Fixed use of Match Analysis time bar during a match
- Fixed code showing in calendar when using Greek language
- Fixed rare issue where no conversation options presented when interacting with homesick player
- Fixed rare warning popup when interacting with player
- Fixed player faces sometimes appearing blue on Competition Stats panels after a match

- Fixed issue where user was not asked to name their Copa Sudamericana squad
- Fixed issues with removing players from the Disabled List in MLS
- Fixed incorrect generation of Under 19 teams in MLS
- Fixed rare instances of User not being able to participate in the MLS Superdraft
- Improved AI squad building and Designated Player signing in MLS
- Fixed issue where Yellow Cards in Brazillian leagues were incorrectly counted towards Brazilian Cup suspensions

- Fixed issue where some nations would start qualifying campaigns without a manager in place
- Fixed instance of sacked manager remaining in role
- Fixed instances of players not being removed from the transfer list after the player has requested to be removed
- Fixed instance of staff rejecting transfer offers for user's player despite not being instructed to do so
- Improved manager hirings in leagues that have been activated via the editor
- Improved the retention of goalkeepers by the AI throughout different squads
- Improved AI transfer & contract negotiations
- Fixed issue where Individual training for players returning from loan could be forgotten

- Improved long term board confidence to update club expectations
- Fixed issue where multiple ëBoard return feeder club verdictí news items were generated into the users inbox

- Fixed various crashes on specific Editor files
- Fixed specific instances of competitions not scheduling correctly in edit files
- Improved several error messages to be more helpful

- Fixed issue with background kit not updating quickly enough to show the change when edited

- Fixed match score divergence between PC & Mac
- Fixed Must Respond timer issues
- Fixed Break Request issues

- Fixed rare example of save game failing to load
- Fixed rare crash accessing in-match Tactics screen
- Fixed rare crash with Dutch league play-off match
- Fixed rare crash with Belgian European Play-off match
- Fixed rare crash with Italian Serie C playoff match
- Fixed Belgian Pro League fixtures not being scheduled in second season
- Fixed user being able to take control of Reserve teams
- Prevented job adverts for coaches and physios for national teams
- Removed age restrictions from Swiss Reserve Teams
- Ensured Austrian Premier Divisions enter into Reserve Competitions

- Fixed issue where imported teams use incorrect badge

- Fixed reserve and youth teams not using the correct create a club kit colouurs
- Fixed issue where a created player could be cup tied indefinitely.

- Fixed issue where Design a Son could be applied when cancelling

- Fixed issue where Create a Club team names would be used instead of the userís club that earned the score

- Improvements to Steam controller functionality

For any feedback in regards to this update, please use the official 16.3.0 Feedback Thread (requires free membership on Sports Interactive forum).

If you think that the official update isn't as comprehensive as you have hoped, you can grab one of the unofficial data updates we endorse (pr0, Whizzkids, TheFMEditor) and start a new save.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2016 Patch 16.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update

18 comments have been posted so far.

  • shokuncoco's avatar
  • Javis's avatar
    where is the download?
  • Davidguo's avatar
    the current genie scout has false information regarding sale price, is this being fixed? I have the public version, if I buy the g version is this still an issue? regarding the false sale price I mean. This info is such a vital piece I really hope it is getting sorted.
  • DAZS8's avatar
    Your game auto updates to this through Steam version 16.3
    sergiosoares10 & wellingtonpjr80
  • sérgiosoares10's avatar
    where is the download?
  • wellingtonpjr80's avatar
    where is the link to download?
  • rtrtrtrtrt's avatar
    I'll download the 'g' version now. Thanks, Stam.
  • Stam's avatar
    @rtrtrtrtrt: I'm not sure. Eugene is extremely busy now as he has started a new full-time job alongside a couple of part-time gigs. If there's any crucial issues, he will fix them with a new version but I'm not sure he'll be willing to work on any other new features.
  • rtrtrtrtrt's avatar
    Is it the final version or will there be an updated version, thanks Stam.
  • Stam's avatar
    @N1ko: I thought my previous comment explained everything, I don't have anything else to add really.
  • N1ko's avatar
    Hello Stam! It would be nice with an update on the FM Genie Scout for patch 16.3.0.
  • Stam's avatar
    @monttiå: A new version for the 'g' edition was made available yesterday. The update for the public edition will take about 3 weeks.
  • MonttiP's avatar
    Any news on FM genie scout update? My genie does not work with the current :(
  • Mvan12's avatar
    I have random player with $0 release clause, like Monreal and Gnabry
  • bunch_of_idiots's avatar
    any issue yet on match engine?
  • revoolution's avatar
    @utkcndn - You must buy a new motherboard ^^

    Just delete all from 1630\lnc\all
  • utkcndn's avatar
    Bundesliga name and Germany National Team name are changed. What we can do now?
  • gyvulis's avatar
    i hope the patch wil not forget to update the lithuania league...
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