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FM22 Increase Realism Megapack by Daveincid

This megapack improves several values for all Nations in-game to increase realism in FM 2022 to a whole new level.

By Updated on Jan 04, 2022   61939 views   34 comments
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Football Manager 2022 Data Updates - FM22 Increase Realism Megapack by Daveincid
Hello, everyone!

I'm very happy to announce my Increase Realism Megapack for Football Manager 2022! It's essentially the January Update as there was an early version available for my Patreon supporters.

This Megapack improves several values for over 220 Nations in-game to increase realism in Football Manager 22 to a whole new level!
All files are made with my own created database to ensure consistency in the changes.

FM22 INCREASE REALISM - JANUARY UPDATE EXPLANATION VIDEO


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING MY MEGAPACK!
  • Follow me on Twitter and on YouTube to be "up-to-date" ;)

  • You can get ALPHA / BETA or Early-Access and lots of other content on Patreon. Every support is more than appreciated, so if Patreon is not for you, please consider a PayPal donation. But only if you can.

IMPORTANT NOTES
If you have used my previous versions please remove all the files from the editor-data-folder before installing the Update.

Ensure that you do not use other mods which may conflict with my megapack like:
Youth Ratings, Market Values, Transfer Preferences, Sponsorship, Finances, Languages, League Reputations, Awards, Derbies or Club Data.

Compatibility with other databases

The whole megapack is almost always compatible with all league files (especially DaveTheEditor's Around the World Leagues Megapack, transfer updates and all kind of graphic mods.

I do not answer questions if my files are working with X or Y. If the general information above isn't enough for you, there will be a list of files I recommend on Patreon which are tested for compatibility.
Alternatively, there's a curated list of realism addons here, where you can see which of them can work together or conflict with each other.

Distributing my megapack elsewhere

  • Fansites: Contact me first if you want to share my work on your website.
  • Creators: Every copying of my work, even partly, is strictly forbidden and may be sanctioned.

Questions? Critics? Bug Reports?

If you have questions, critics or you found a bug, please send me a PRIVATE MESSAGE. Do not spam the comment section with those things, as it might confuse or upset other people. I probably won't answer every question, please respect that.

Please check first if the question is already answered. I already have limited resources and my answer probably won't be that friendly if it turns out that you haven't read the text. ;)


FM22 Increase Realism Megapack by Daveincid

This realism megapack contains following files:

ALTERNATIVE YOUTH RATING
SALARIES, VALUES & SPONSORS
TRANSFER PREFERENCES
CLUB TRANSFER PREFERENCES
AUSTRIAN TAX FIX
CITIZENSHIP FIX
WORLDWIDE AWARD FIXES
WORLDWIDE DERBY FIXES
CLUB DATA FIXES
CLUB FINANCES FIXES
GEOGRAPHICS AND LANGUAGES
NATIONS AGREEMENTS (NEW)

LEAGUE REPUTATION CHANGES (NEW)

TICKET PRICE ADJUSTMENTS (NEW)


ALTERNATIVE YOUTH RATING

This file changes the National Youth Ratings, Game Importance and the State of Development of all Nations.
The Development-System has changed completely in FM22 compared to FM21! So I had to re-calculate all values.
In FM22, we finally get "Lost Wonderkids"! This is just awesome and adds a lot more realism by default already!

You will get:
  • Better worldwide diversification of talent
  • Every Nations have been calculated with over 15 criteria such as, HDI (Human Development Index), Average attendances, population, financial resources and many more!

SALARIES, VALUES & SPONSORS

This file has massively improved compared to FM21!

Salaries:
Salaries are now more oriented towards real data in all Nations. A Player in Ghana no longer earns 500k a year, but maybe 30k. World-class Players will now earn more money. Default is too low in this area. Instead of around 20m€/y they now earn up to 40m€/y (Brutto of course).

Market Values:
The market-values have been adjusted in such a way that they result in more realistic transfer fees.

Sponsor Values:
The sponsor-values where calculated according to various criteria in order to show the existing situation as well as future increases down to a Nations financial power. They are also calculated to balance the financial situation of club finances in the long-term.
Clubs (except the really big ones) usually struggle much more financially IRL as it is in FM. With these adjustments, this should be represented more accurate. With the latest update there is much more dynamic within the FM-World. Smaller Clubs can rise and bigger Clubs can fall.

TRANSFER PREFERENCES

Those changes are big...I'm really excited about this one!
There are Leagues which are known as "Development»-Leagues". The whole league in general buys young players and sell them to bigger ones. With «Club Transfer Preferences» this can be partly added to a specific Club but the effect might disappear once a new Chairman takes over.
Now...I researched all Nations on transfermarkt.com and analyzed the average age of signings of the last 5 years for all Top-Division-Clubs.
If the average age is below 24, its added as a national preference. It works like a charm! This will now not only represent the transfer-flow in terms of nationality more accurate, its now also by age!
The following Nations are affected:
- Denmark
- Slovakia
- Latvia
- Austria
- Ireland
- Estonia
- Albania
- Belgium
- Switzerland
- Croatia
- Slovenia
- Kirgystan
- Ghana
- Venezuela
- Canada

CLUB TRANSFER PREFERENCES

There are some Clubs, which have a specific preference for a nationality of players which doesn't affect all Clubs in it's Nation. I've researched over as they are only a preference and not a general club philosophy. This file is for Clubs where this preference has been held at a high level for years.

Currently this affects 58 Clubs from 38 Nations. For example Shakthar Donetsk (Brazil), FC Nordsjælland (Ghana) or AGS Asteras Tripolis (Argentina and Spain).

AUSTRIAN TAX FIX

There are some missing taxes in Austria which are leading to a too good financial development of the Clubs. This should be fixed with the Winter-Update. Until then, this file fixes it.

CITIZENSHIP FIX

I made corrections for 95 Nations for "years to gain nationality". It was quite difficult to get it right because sources sometimes vary and you can't add "received citizenship through good relations with local politicians". There are some interesting years included.
Might be worth scrolling through the Nations to find out :)

WORLDWIDE AWARD FIXES

This file fixes literally all missing and illogical award-reputations in all Nations and in all international competitions as well according to my own research-database.

This is very important when it comes to a player's transfer-behaviour, his loyalty, his career-path, his market value, the reputation of a Club and much more!

The best player in a weak League will now be much quicker unhappy if he wins awards and he thinks he is too good for the Club. Convincing these players to stay is much more difficult! On the other side it's a chance for a Club to grow their reputation if they are able to keep these players. It's very tricky but it adds so much more dynamic!

Most important awards created for over 200 Nations worldwide, like:
  • Best Player of the Season
  • Best Youngster of the Season
  • Best XI of the Season
  • Best Manager of the Season
  • Best Top scorer of the Season
All these awards are of course in line with all existing reputation-values to fit perfectly into the whole system!

Please Note: The league needs to be set as playable to see the awards!

WORLDWIDE DERBY FIXES

This file adds 300+ missing Derbies from Clubs and Nations in over 50 Nations as well as over 1000 reputation-adjustments to ensure a logical worlwide behaviour.

There are Derbies included like:
  • "the Volga Derby" between Rubin Kazan and Krylia Sowjetow
  • "La guerra del futbol" between El Salvador and Honduras
  • "Derby of Ghana" between Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak SC and so many more!

CLUB DATA FIXES

This file adds a lot of missing data for almost 1500 1st and 2nd-Division-Clubs in 150 Nations worldwide:
  • Nicknames of Clubs
  • City-Location
  • Rivals
  • Year founded
  • Club Colours

CLUB FINANCES FIXES

This file now plays a crucial part for the «Sponsorship» part of my «Salaries, Values and Sponsors»-File. This is big, really big!
Explanation:
In the editor, Sponsorship-deals of most clubs have ticked the option «renew income». This can be compared to an arcade-racing-game in the past, when you should lead 2 rounds ahead but suddenly the 2nd placed driver appears in your back-mirrow. In other words, no matter how bad a club performs, sponsorship deals will be always similar to the one set in the editor. This keeps big teams big for like forever. I have now deleted those «renew income» worldwide for all 1st and 2nd-Division-Teams. The result is a higher level of dynamic in long-term-saves.

GEOGRAPHICS & LANGUAGES

Don't ask me how much time this file cost me. ^^ Update: There are some smaller fixes for the distribution in certain Nations such as Albania, Belgium and South Africa.

Geographics:
  • Added missing Inhabitation-Ranges for over 5500+ Cities
  • Added correct Number of Population for 1250+ Local Regions
  • Added 500+ Cities to their Local Region
  • Added missing Coordinates of over 1800 Cities
  • Added missing Altitude-Values for 4200+ Cities
  • Added City-Attraction-Values for all Cities worldwide
These changes affect:
  • The distribution of place of birth's for Newgens
  • More realistic travel-costs
  • Sponsorship-deals
  • Contract-Negotiations
  • Injuries
and definetly other stuff too which I haven't found out yet. ;)

Languages:
  • Added over 100+ new official languages worldwide
  • Increased language-difficulty by 30% to avoid, players learning a language too easily
  • 181 Nations edited
  • 1800+ Local Regions edited
  • a lot of single Cities edited
This will represent the diversity of Nations languages much better. Beside adding official languages to Nations there are also Non-Official Languages added to represent People who speak a 2nd or even a 3rd language without having its Nationality.

I for myself speak some Spanish, but I have no relation to any Spanish speaking Nation. All data is from official sources like wikipedia etc.

Please Note: It could be that some data are already in-game by default compared to FM21. In this case those data will be overwritten, as it would be nonsense to check them all one by one. This isn't a problem at all. :)

German Version: Die deutsche Version befindet sich in einem Extraordner. Wenn du mit dieser spielen möchtest, dann lösche die englische Version und ersetze sie mit dieser.

NATIONS AGREEMENTS (NEW)
This file by DaveThe Editor is now again included. It adds 24 agreements between Nations. You can find this information in the Nation-tab-overview!

LEAGUE REPUTATION CHANGES (NEW)
This file lowers the gap slightly between the Top-Nations and all the others in Europe. It also boosts Top-Nations outside of Europe slightly and should improve the balance in longterm-saves.

TICKET PRICE ADJUSTMENTS (NEW)
I have adjusted Ticket-Prices in Nations, where they are getting calculated wrongly, which often leads to way too rich teams in certain Nations. This mainly affects South America (Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela etc) but also other Nations like Iran, Iraq. It's still not possible to add the correct prices but at least it's much more realistic right-now and prevents Clubs or whole Nations to be a financial powerhouse for no reason.

Future Updates

The following files have not yet been created yet because I'm not sure whether they are necessary in their current form. This will be evaluated properly and might be added in future updates.
  • FINANCIAL BEHAVIOR IMPROVEMENT: not necessary, found other ways to balance it out. ;)
  • CLUB REPUTATION FIXES: Seems to work better as in FM21.
  • CURRENT CURRENCY EXCHANGE VALUES: This should be "up-to-date" by default.
  • REALISTIC INJURIES: Injuries are already higher compared to FM21. After a proper evaluation I will decide if it's needed or not. Currently I wouldn't recommend it as player development is slower. A file would lower the progress and would causing issues long-term with too weak players (world upside down compared to FM21 xD).

PLANS FOR FEBRUARY UPDATE

You'll see. ;)

HOW TO INSTALL Increase Realism Megapack in FM22

Place the files in your "editor data" folder, by default located at:
Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2022/editor data
NEW SAVEGAME IS REQUIRED

Cheers
Daveincid

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Discussion: FM22 Increase Realism Megapack by Daveincid

34 comments have been posted so far.

  • Daveincid's avatar
    @Starwolf
    Thank you:)
    I only answer once to that DYR-topic and I don't want to discuss this further, especially not here: dynamic youth rating works how SI wanted it to work. The main issue is that people don't understand HOW it works. End of story;)
    The reasons why I've made major changes for the youth ratings aswell as player-development in general for the february-update is down to changes of the december-update of SI. I'm really happy how it works now with my mods, so you guys can be excited for february ;)

    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • Starwolf's avatar
    Hi there. I really like your work. Thank you for the good work. I want to ask you something. I was really looking forward to dynamic youth ratings because i wanted to start a build nation save with my country,Greece. Now that it is basically confirmed that it doesn't really work, will you make more impactful changes to them?
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM22 “Increase Realism”-Megapack February BETA is now available on Patreon

    - Re-Calculated Youth Ratings
    - Age-Structure-Bug Fix for Club and National Teams
    - Youth Facilities Improvements
    - Youth Awards Improvements
    - Realistic Injuries
    - ALPHA-Save-Game in 2029
    and much more!

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/61324582

    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @Quickzz
    It's the same file, so I don't know what you mean?

    The files within the "german"-folder are edited in german, for those who do not play the game in english.

    Cheers
    Daveincid
    1
  • Quickzz's avatar
    Hi guys! I love the work. I'm going to start a save with Jena (German regionalliga).

    Can someone explain to me what's the diffirence between the Geographic and Languages file, and the German File?
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM22 “Increase Realism”-Megapack February ALPHA is now available on Patreon
    - Re-Calculated Youth Ratings
    - Age-Structure-Bug Fix for Club and National Teams
    - Youth Facilities Improvements
    - Youth Awards Improvements
    - Realistic Injuries
    - ALPHA-Save-Game in 2028
    and much more!

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/61014934
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @SirTAVARES
    Right xD However, the "great creator" remains :D
  • SirTAVARES's avatar
    @daveincid Thanks but i don't do transfer updates aswell xD
    I'm focus on the players themselves and not their contracts.
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @Sorte
    Try it out yourself?
    @preci88
    Why should I? There are great other creators who do that like pr0 or SirTavares ;)
    @denuvo
    They are not broken, they are only shown when you simulate those leagues with full detail.If you do that, it works fine.
    For next time please read my post first:
    7. If you have questions, critics or you found a bug, please send me a PRIVATE MESSAGE. Do not spam the comment section with those things, as it might confuse or upset other people. I probably won't answer every question, please respect that.
  • denuvo's avatar
    Hi dave I want to inform you that the goal of the month and goal of the year award in English Premier league is not working and no player have win the award since I start my career mode. Could you fix this dave thank you for the great work dave!

    Ps: sorry for my bad English
  • preci88's avatar
    Are you going to do transfer updates like Barcelona - Aguero retirement and F. Torres from Man C. to Barca?
  • Sorte's avatar
    Hi,

    Do you think i can use a mod that removes Brexit in England with this mod also?
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM22 "Increase Realism"-Megapack JANUARY UPDATE is now released :)

  • Daveincid's avatar
    @migascor98
    In 6 hours;)
    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • migascor98's avatar
    When is the January pack going to be availible for download?
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM22 "Increase Realism" JANUARY-EARLY ACCESS is now available on Patreon :)

    - Transfer Behaviour Overhaul
    - Improved Sponsorship Behaviour
    - Nations Agreements
    - Expansion of Club Data Fixes
    - Ticket Price Adjustments
    - and much more!


    Cheers
    Daveincid
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/60175308
  • nesta's avatar
    Hi mate, I'm having trouble using the database. I’ve put it in the editor data folder and It’s not giving me the option to select your database. I even mentioned you on twitter to help me out. I'm not very good with this database stuff and in previous years I recall working smoothly. Appreciate the help, thanks
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM22 "Increase Realism" JANUARY-BETA is now available on Patreon :)

    - Transfer Behaviour Overhaul
    - Improved Sponsorship Behaviour
    - Nations Agreements
    - Expansion of Club Data Fixes
    - Ticket Price Adjustments
    - and much more!


    Cheers
    Daveincid

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/58766368
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @VSpec20
    Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it for FM21:) I'm working hard to improve the project further!

    Cheers
    Daveincid
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  • VSpec20's avatar
    Your megapack last year was awesome. Since then this is a must have in fm22, imho. Keep up the good work @Daveincid.
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @gGlc
    you are welcome :)
    I update every month, so I can't really answer your question I'm sorry. Everybody needs to decide this on it's own.
    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM22 "Increase Realism" January-ALPHA is now available on Patreon :)

    - Massive Overhaul of Transfer (+Club-Transfer)- Preferences
    - More dynamic Sponsorship-Behaviour
    - League Reputation Changes
    - Nations Agreements
    - Massive Expansion of Club Data Fixes
    - and much more!
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/59621446

    Cheers
    ​​​​​​​Daveincid
  • gGlc's avatar
    Thank you Daveincid! Shall I wait for the January update to start a long-term career or is this good enough to start one now?
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @zamek9
    yes
  • zamek9's avatar
    with the release of FM 2022 the development of your mods for FM 2021 ends?

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