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Football Manager 2019 Patch 19.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update

The long awaited January transfer window update for FM 2019 is available as of March 1st.

By on Mar 01, 2019   24558 views   7 comments
News - Football Manager 2019 Patch 19.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update
Sports Interactive have released the January Transfer Window Update for Football Manager 2019 on March 1st. For FM Touch this will arrive sometime next week.

The official data update patch arrived also on Mar 1st last year and the year before that.

Released: 1 March 2019

The Football Manager Winter Transfer Update for FM 2019 is now available for download via Steam.
The updated database aims to reflect all the latest transfer changes, updated attributes and also includes various fixes and improvements (see changelist below).

As always 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.

This means that upon starting a new game, the latest database will be available with updated squads, managers and everything else which happened before the January window closed.

You will need to close down Football Manager 2019 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.

19.3 List of Changes

DATABASE
- Added database 19.3 to include winter transfer & data updates

STABILITY
- Fixed rare issue where some promises would incorrectly complete or cancel immediately after being made
- Happiness changes regarding players wanting new contract too frequently
- Travelling tweaks with regards to training schedules
- Fixed cases of certain facilities or youth levels not upgrading correctly
- Toned down the extent to which players pick up traits from methods outside of mentoring
- Tweaks to AI injury numbers
- Tweaks to training ratings
- Fixed case of FFP failure being reported incorrectly
- Continue Game Timeout fixes
- Various UI fixes

COMPETITIONS
Various competition and rule group fixes including (but not limited to):

- French Ligue 1 prize money corrected
- English FA Cup 5th round replays scrapped from first season (18/19)
- Belgium Home grown issues addressed
- VAR changes for European competitions
- U23 only rule applied to Dutch Jong teams
- Danish leagues' substitutes rule corrected to "7 subs named, maximum 3 used"
- Can now play players registered for Portuguese senior teams in B Team 2nd tier games
- Italian title and relegation decider games being played simultaneously
- Italian Serie B expanded to 20 teams from 19/20 season
- Licensed Northern Ireland PIL fixtures corrected
- Greek National B Division Maximum foreign player rules corrected

MATCH
Various Match Engine (version 1930) tweaks including (but not limited to):

- Fixed bug with keeper reach on some high shots
- Improved keeper reactions to free kick and penalty shots
- Fixed rare instances of keepers picking up back passes or not reacting to them
- Fixed keeper controlling ball then never moving to pick it up or kick it
- Removed a restriction on striker and creative attackers offering out ball
- Fixed incorrect offside example
- Fixed couple of issues related to VAR
- Adjusted attacking player marking when preventing GK distribution at goal kicks
- Adjusted marking of players coming short for throw-ins
- Fixed instances of central midfielders bunching close to ball
- Made players cross slightly earlier when possible
- Slight encouragement to pass ball forward more when optimal
- Fixed issue where player marking edge of area at set piece doesn't always engage ball player who receives it outside area
- Fine-tuned shot and pass accuracy



For any feedback in regards to this update, please use the official FM19 Feedback Thread (requires free membership on Sports Interactive forum).

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Discussion: Football Manager 2019 Patch 19.3.0 - January Transfer Data Update

7 comments have been posted so far.

  • sdemir's avatar
    wow thank u very much
  • RoMbA's avatar
    Football Manager 2019 19.3.2 Minor Update Out Now!

    6 de Mar às 16:45 - Neil Brock

    We've released a minor update, 19.3.2, to address a crash affecting users on certain specific setups when launching the game and a problem related to RCA's with the Editor.

    The game and Editor should automatically begin to update next time you launch Steam. For those of you currently in game or the Editor, save and exit to receive the update. If for whatever reason either doesn't automatically update we recommend restarting Steam.
  • minigentleman's avatar
    Witcher, thanks for your comments. Anywhere I can find an official/unofficial squad update that defaults the winter transfer players to be playing for both teams during the season, if I were to start the save in Feb?
    I think the pre game editor only works for individual players, not all transfers as a whole?
  • RoMbA's avatar
    "Football Manager 2019 - 19.3.1 Minor Update Out Now!

    Football Manager 2019 - Neil Brock

    Just to let you know we've just released the 19.3.1 Minor Update to address a crash affecting users running the game using Intel graphics cards.

    The game should automatically begin to update next time you launch Steam. For those of you currently in game, save and exit to receive the update. If for whatever reason the game doesn't automatically update we recommend restarting Steam.

    Thanks."
  • Witcher's avatar
    minigentleman I have found that editing the player appearance stats in the pre game editor, has not created any game issues for me. You can edit playing history and change the appearances, goals scored etc.
  • kuda's avatar
    hi mr. stam, will this update fix my existing save where my current club facility arent upgraded correctly, or do i need a new save for this to be fixed? what i heard is that only match engine tweaks that should fixed on the existing save? i dont know if i should start for new game for this to be applied? pls help
  • minigentleman's avatar
    Hi, thanks for the information.
    I start a new save after the winter transfer window. Wondering if there is any ways I can set the new winter transfers to only play for the new club since the actual transfer dates, just so that it sounds more real?
    For example, my career starts from 4/2/19 as Arsenal manager; Denis Suarez joined Arsenal on 31/1/19, however he has played for 20+ games for Arsenal so far in the 18/19 season whereas never played for Barcelona before the transfer happened; So is Pulisic and Higuain etc.
    Is there any ways I can have Denis Suarez playing for 20+ games for Barcelona and 1 game after joining Arsenal during the 18/19 season?
    Any comments would be much appreciated!!
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