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FM20 Custom Start Date

Start a new game from any month and any year from 2019 to 2029. Go directly to a future date when starting a new save on Football Manager 2020.

By Updated on Apr 12, 2020   9465 views   16 comments
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Downloads: 1993 / Size: 198.0 kB / Added: 2020-03-31
Football Manager 2020 Data Updates - FM20 Custom Start Date
This custom file is a modified version of the original one done from sortitoutsi

With this file, you will be able to start a new game from any month (January – December) and from a list of 10 years (2019- 2029). So basically, you can directly go to the future to start a new game.

Important: The later the starting year that you choose, the longer it takes to load a new game.

Credit to sortitoutsi for the excellent work done on the original custom file.

Enjoy the custom files and your feedbacks are much appreciated.



How to start FM20 at a custom date

1. Download the file and extract the compressed file
2. Move all the .fmf files to the editor data folder
By default : C:\Users\user\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\editor data
3. Launch Football Manager 2020
4. In the custom database option, select the file with the starting month that you want
For example, if you want to start in August, select “NBL Custom Start Date 08 (Aug)”
5. In the nations to load option, choose Seychelles as one of the nations to load
6. Select the starting year that you want from Seychelles in the start date option
7. Start the game and enjoy!

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Downloads: 1993 / Size: 198.0 kB / Added: 2020-03-31
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Discussion: FM20 Custom Start Date

16 comments have been posted so far.

  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    AverageDrew • 11 hours ago Hi, so when i load up and try to use this database in any month, every year except for 2019 is grayed out and i cant select it. any idea why? :
    Have u selected the MLS as one of the leagues loaded? MLS prevents u from selecting a start date later than 2019
  • AverageDrew's avatar
    Hi, so when i load up and try to use this database in any month, every year except for 2019 is grayed out and i cant select it. any idea why?
  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    pjaz • 2 days ago
    I'm a bit of a noob at this, but I downloaded and extracted the file, then put all of the .fmf files in the 'editor data' folder. Yet when I launch the game and go into advanced setup and custom database, I don't see anything to select that was said in the instructions. Does this not work on Mac or something? If it does do you have any advice? :

    For Mac I don't know how it works for custom database file as I don't use a Mac. Maybe you can search online or ask Mac FM users in the community.
  • pjaz's avatar
    I'm a bit of a noob at this, but I downloaded and extracted the file, then put all of the .fmf files in the 'editor data' folder. Yet when I launch the game and go into advanced setup and custom database, I don't see anything to select that was said in the instructions. Does this not work on Mac or something? If it does do you have any advice?
  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    Rogy7 • 17 hours ago Tried it yet :

    Yes, you are right, the loading screen freezed for hours if you choose 2029 as the starting year. So, it's impossible to start directly from 2029, but I don't know what is the limit starting year that you can choose
  • Rogy7's avatar
    Tried it yet
  • Rogy7's avatar
    Ok comment how long it took
  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    Rogy7 • 1 day ago Can u test it ? :
    I'll see if I have the time
  • Rogy7's avatar
    Can u test it ?
  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    @Rogy7

    Maybe starting from 2029 has passed its limit, I think. It's 10 years from the default starting year, so it must take hours for the game to load.
  • Rogy7's avatar
    2029
  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    Rogy7 • 1 day ago
    When I set up my game and select all the things it just freezes on the same spot on loading screen all the time. What do I do :


    What year did you choose to start from?
  • Rogy7's avatar
    When I set up my game and select all the things it just freezes on the same spot on loading screen all the time. What do I do
  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    @MR.Prince069 no, i think there's a limit year you can start the game, if you start past 10 years, there's a chance the game won't load

    @GfxJG I think starting in 2029 is faster, holidaying for 10 years will take days depending on the leagues you load & ur computer's performance
    whereas starting directly in 2029 will probably take a few hours to load, I think, I've never tested it
  • GfxJG's avatar
    Would starting in 2029 take the same time to load as say, holidaying from 2019 to 2029?
  • MR.Prince069's avatar
    you could also do a custom start date of 20 years and 100
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