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FM24 Increase Realism Megapack by Daveincid

This megapack improves various in-game parameters in over 220 nations to take the realism of Football Manager to the next level!

By Updated on Apr 05, 2024   117872 views   84 comments
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Football Manager 2024 Data Updates - FM24 Increase Realism Megapack by Daveincid
Hello, everyone!

I'm very happy to announce my "Increase Realism"-Megapack APRIL Update!




READ ME BEFORE INSTALLING

  1. Follow me on Twitter and YouTube to stay up to date.

  2. If you want early access, ALPHA or BETA access to my updates or even more content, check out Patreon.

  3. Delete all my previous files from the “Editor-Data” folder.

  4. Make sure you don't use any other files that don't work with my Megapack. This applies to all themes that my mod covers.

  5. The Megapack is in most cases compatible with transfer updates and all possible graphical adjustments.

  6. My resources are very limited, so I don't answer questions like "Is your work compatible with X or Y?” - If the general instructions in point 5 are not enough for you, I constantly update a list of files on Patreon which I personally recommend and which will be constantly updated.

  7. If you have urgent questions that cannot be answered from the text, please send me a private message here in the forum, on Twitter, Discord or in the official SI-ForumQuestions in the comments will not be answered.

  8. The effects of my files in the game are not visible or comprehensible in the pre-editor, so please only give me feedback or bug reports that have arisen directly from the game.

  9. I am very grateful for any feedback about found bugs. Especially at this stage (first update) there might be still things which do not work fine yet. However, this must be formulated in such a way that I can do something with it. Please use the template below and send me a PM. I'll read every PM but depending of the issue I might not respond to every message (resource management):

    - Type of bug (visual, game-mechanics):
    - Affected Club/Nation/League:
    - Exact description of the bug + source if any why XY is wrong:
    - Screenshot (if useful):
    - Direct suggestions for improvement based on source XY:
    - Further comments:

  10. If you don't want to write me a private message, you can also leave your feedback on my Discord-Server.

  11. If you need help with the correct installation, you can find it here on Youtube.

  12. If you are looking for tips & tricks to make your save game more realistic, you can get some input here in this video.

  13. Many thanks to NorsemanLP, who did the graphic design and translation of this post! Follow him on Twitter, he also creates other graphic content for FM24, like the FM.Zweierkette Skin!

  14. For FM-Fanpages: Write me a private message first, if you want to publish my work on your Fanpage.

  15. For File-Creators: All copying of my work (even in part) is forbidden and I reserve the right to take action against it.

"INCREASE REALISM"-MEGAPACK APRIL UPDATE
  • ALTERNATIVE YOUTH RATING + GAME IMPORTANCE & OTHERS
  • CLUB DATA FIX
  • CLUB FINANCES FIX
  • GEOGRAPHICS & LANGUAGES
  • REALISTIC INJURIES
  • SALARIES MARKET VALUES & SPONSORS
  • STAFF ATTRIBUTE ADJUSTMENTS
  • TRANSFER PREFERENCES
  • WEATHER CHANGES
  • CITIZENSHIP FIX
  • WORLDWIDE AWARD FIXES
  • WORLDWIDE DERBY FIXES
  • NATIONS AGREEMENTS
  • NATIONAL TEAM ATTENDANCE
  • NATIONAL TEAM REPUTATION
  • YOUTH & TRAINING FACILITIES
  • CA/PA ADJUSTMENTS + NEW WONDERKIDS & OTHERS
  • CLUB TRANSFER PREFERENCES
  • LEAGUE REPUTATION CHANGES
  • TICKET PRICE ADJUSTMENTS
  • PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
  • BLUE STARS FIFA YOUTH CUP NEW
  • PRE-SEASON CUPS NEW
  • FC BARCELONA SALARY FIX NEW
  • GERMAN II TEAMS FIX NEW
  • FRANCE OVERSEAS TERRITORY FIX NEW

ALTERNATIVE YOUTH RATING + GAME IMPORTANCE & OTHERS
This file changes the "youth ratings", the "game importance" and the "development status" of many countries. The main purpose of the changes is to make both the quantity and the potential maximum quality in long-term saves more realistic. However, this file is not solely responsible for the quality of players, the file „youth & training facilities“ is also very important.

BRIEFLY SUMMARISED
  • The global distribution of talent has been slightly increased
  • The development potential was calculated individually for each nation based on more than 15 different criteria. For example, the HDI (Human Development Index), national and international audience average, population size, financial resources and much more!

CLUB DATA FIX
This file completes various missing data of over 1500 clubs of the 1st and 2nd division in over 150 nations:
  • Nicknames of clubs
  • missing city coordinates
  • 89 new stadiums
  • missing club rivalries
  • missing club foundation dates
  • club colours

CLUB FINANCES FIX
The focus for the first December update was on Germany:
  • All clubs of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga had a much too low account balance, because from my point of view the TV money, which was paid out at the end of the 22/23 season, was not included. This has now been corrected.
  • The overstated debts of Schalke 04 have been adjusted.

GEOGRAPHICS & LANGUAGES (+German Version)
Geographical data:
The whole world is now covered with real data. From the population of a small village in Ghana to the correct altitude of small villages in the mountain peaks of Peru:
  • 5500+ edited cities
  • 1800+ local regions edited
  • Missing coordinates of over 1800+ cities
  • Missing elevation data of over 4200 cities
  • All cities now have a „attraction“ value added
These changes may have an impact on:
  • The distribution of newgen birthplaces
  • Travelling costs
  • Sponsorship deals
  • Contract negotiations
  • Fitness/Injury frequency of players
Languages:
• 100+ new languages created
• The difficulty level of all languages has been increased by 30% to prevent players from learning the language too quickly
• 181 Nations have been edited
• 1800+ local regions
• Many individual cities edited

With those changes, the linguistic diversity of all nations is represented in much greater detail. In addition to the official languages of a nation, the unofficial languages are now also taken into account. These are intended to represent those people who speak a second or even third language without having the nationality of that nation.

German version:
The German version is located in an extra folder "German Version". If you play the game in German, delete the English version

REALISTIC INJURIES (+German Version)
This file increases the probability of injury by approx. 20% and further increases the number of injuries caused by sprints. The injury probability in the base game is traditionally always about 20% lower than in reality.
The advantages of this file:
• Better squad rotation (as there are more injuries)
• Young players reach their potential less often (important for the overall balance)
• Intensive counter-press tactics are less effective (as significantly more muscle injuries will occur due to sprinting ;) )

German version:
The German version can be found in an extra folder "German Version". If you play the game in German, delete the English version and replace it with this one.

SALARIES MARKET VALUES & SPONSORS
This file changes the financial behaviour in all nations in the 3 main areas "salaries", "market values" and "sponsorship income". The February update includes changes which especially lowers the too high wage-demands for top players in top leagues.

Salaries:
Salaries are based much more on real existing data. A player from Cameroon no longer earns €500k per year, but perhaps €30k.

Market values:
Market values have been adjusted globally so that the actual transfer fees paid (!not the market values shown!) in nation XY are more realistically represented. The market values in some larger nations have been lowered (e.g. England). The reason for this is that otherwise, talented players in particular won’t get transferred often, as the club demands are far too high.

Sponsors:
The sponsor values have been adjusted worldwide to better balance the finances of the clubs. In addition, I have calculated individual maximum values for each nation. This should improve realism, especially in smaller nations, and thus make "Build a Nation" saves more realistic.

STAFF ATTRIBUTE ADJUSTMENTS
This file is intended to improve the behaviour of AI managers in the following areas:
• Squad rotation
• Loan out big talents
• Increased usage of young players in low priority cup matches
• Earlier tactical changes

TRANSFER PREFERENCES
I have researched all nations on transfermarkt.com that have a preference for players with a certain nationality and adjusted them accordingly. Over 200 nations have been edited!Not only the nationalities have been adjusted, but also the age preferences. There are certain nations that clearly stand out as "development leagues" based on various data. (Very high proportion of players under the age of 24). For example Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia or even obscure nations such as Kyrgyzstan.

WEATHER CHANGES
I have integrated climate change into the game. In concrete terms, this means that there is a small probability (approx. 5%) that temperatures in all regions of the world will be higher than those entered by default. In London, for example, temperatures of up to 42 degrees can be reached in rare cases. Previously, the maximum was 32 degrees. This can have an impact on the fitness of the players. It is therefore definitely worth taking a closer look at the weather forecast for the next match.

CITIZENSHIP FIX
I have made adjustments in 95 nations concerning the years to gain nationality. What sounds easy is quite tricky. The sources are sometimes different and unfortunately in the editor you cannot select the options "Will be naturalised if he has good relations with local politicians" or "Will be naturalised if he invests 1 Million euros in the country". ;)

WORLDWIDE AWARD FIXES
This file balances the reputation-behavior through awards across all nations. It will be more difficult to keep your top youngster at your club, especially outside of top leagues but it also increases the chances that top clubs want to sign your player for a lot of money. Overall, it should help to make squad management, player happiness and transfers more logical.

WORLDWIDE DERBY FIXES
This file adds over 300 missing derbies from clubs and national teams in over 50 nations. It also contains over 1000 reputation adjustments to create a cross-nation balance.

Among others, derbies are included such as:
  • "Volga Derby" between Rubin Kazan and Krylia Sovietov.
  • "La guerra del futbol" between El Salvador and Honduras.
  • The "Derby of Ghana" between Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak SC and many more!

NATIONS AGREEMENTS
This file adds 24 agreements between nations. You can find this information in the nation tab overview.

NATIONAL TEAM ATTENDANCE
All national teams now have the correct attendances added. Unfortunately Football Manager does not implement this 1:1 and the number of spectators in the game is often much higher than it should be. I have taken this into account in my adjustments.

NATIONAL TEAM REPUTATION
For a better game balance, I have slightly adjusted all national team reputations.

YOUTH & TRAINING FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS
This file improves the balance of the current ability of newgens when they are created. In some cases/nations it was generally too high and in others too weak. The adjustments to the training facilities then ensure that the subsequent development speed is realistic.

CA/PA ADJUSTMENTS + NEW WONDERKIDS & OTHERS NEW
In total there were over 31k players edited in over 160 nations. Over 84k changes.

The focus for the first version was on:
  • New Wonderkids (players already in the datavase, but way too bad)
  • CA/PA adjustments based on the first half of the 23/24 season
  • Missed preferred foot
  • Missing dual nationalities
  • Missing player relations
  • Structural problems with player reputations (has been harmonized worldwide)
I have also made a complete overhaul for national teams worldwide.
This leads to:
  • More realistic national team selection. (A lot of minor nations were outdated)
  • A better representation of each national team’s strenght.

CLUB TRANSFER PREFERENCES
A total of 22 teams from 20 nations have a special preference. This can either be players from a certain nation or age preference.

LEAGUE REPUTATION CHANGES
Adjustments were mainly made in South America (balancing reasons).

TICKET PRICE ADJUSTMENTS
Mainly teams from Asia were edited.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
This file includes some clean-up of the original database which leads to speed improvements up to 10%, depending on your db setup. I’ve tested it with several different setups and speed improvements were between 6.2%-10.4%.

BLUE STARS FIFA YOUTH CUP
This is a youth tournament which is held yearly in Switzerland wihere some of the biggest Clubs worldwide taking part. The file was part of DaveTheEditor’s FM23 files and he gave me the permission to continue the files for FM24.

PRE-SEASON CUPS
This file adds several pre-season cups to the game. The file was part of DaveTheEditor’s FM23 files and he gave me the permission to continue the files for FM24.

FC BARCELONA SALARY FIX
This file corrects some of Barca’s player salaries. According to the latest financial reports, the total salary-costs of Barcelona is much higher as it’s represented in the game. In longterm-saves, this leads to Barcelona swimming in money while in reality they are struggling.

GERMAN II TEAMS FIX
If you are playing with a german lower league file, II-teams of Bundesliga clubs tend to dominate their division and after a couple of ingame years, the 3rd division is often dominated with much more II-teams as it should. This file reduces the strength of II-teams without hardcoding any rule which would prevent them from promotion.

FRANCE OVERSEAS TERRITORY FIX
This file fixes a bug where french overseas territories such as Guadeloupe or French Guyana can’t field all their players while playing in the french cup. So it makes playing in one of those overseas territories more of a pain than joy. With this file, all players are able to play the french cup and especially «build a nation» in those nations are now much more entertaining.

PLANS FOR THE MAY UPDATE?
A lot! ;)

HOW TO INSTALL "Increase Realism Megapack" in FM24
Place all files (not the folder) in "Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2024/editor data".

FURTHER INFORMATIONS INCLUDED IN THE „READ ME“ FILE IN THEDOWNLOAD-LINK
NEW SAVEGAME IS REQUIRED!

Have fun! :)

Cheers,
Daveincid

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Discussion: FM24 Increase Realism Megapack by Daveincid

84 comments have been posted so far.

  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM24 "Increase Realism"-Megapack MAY BETA is released on Patreon
    - Updated for 24.4.0

    - Major CA/PA update+ new wonderkids
    - Financial rebalancing for the leagues in: Japan,France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal & Germany
    - League schedule fix in Norway & Brazil
    - Club reputation fix
    - Several bug fixes due to the 24.4.0 update
    - 3 new files + 6 updated files in total
    Link:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/102659222

    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @Captain Morgan
    reliable sources + taking into account what's possible within the boundaries of the game.
  • Captain Morgan's avatar
    Very good work but are the files and all the prices based on reliable sources or are they according to your perspective and what you think?
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM24 "Increase Realism"-Megapack MAY ALPHA is released on Patreon
    - Updated for 24.4.0
    - Major CA/PA update+ new wonderkids
    - Financial rebalancing for the leagues in: Japan,France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal & Germany
    - League schedule fix in Norway & Brazil
    - Club reputation fix
    - Several bug fixes due to the 24.4.0 update
    - 3 new files + 6 updated files in total
    Link:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/fm24-increase-12-102215375

    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @AiZaK
    No plans for it so far. Focus is on other things at the moment. But maybe in a future update.
  • AiZaK's avatar
    Hi Dave, Are you going to upload logos for Audi Cup, Teresa Herrera, and the rest of the cups???
    Thanks!!
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @broddly
    It's pretty simple: AI-teams are capable to deal with. I've tested it myself several times - no issues.
    If you don't like it -> don't use it.
    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • broddoy's avatar
    Hi Dave, too many injuries with your mode, I had 3 injuries on the first day of training, in 2 weeks a total of 8 of which 4 for more than 3 weeks and I literally NEVER had the full squad available, this is totally unreal!
  • Fwied's avatar
    Thanks Dave
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM24 "Increase Realism" Megapack APRIL UPDATE is now released
    - Download-Link in the main post is updated
    - You can find more information about the changes in the "Read me" file in the download link


    Enjoy!

    Cheers
    Daveincid
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  • Clausss's avatar
    Hi I have question about staff attribute adjustments this is work for further manager/staff?
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM24 "Increase Realism"-Megapack APRIL EARLY-ACCESS is released on Patreon
    - Pre-season cups
    - Youth tournament
    - FC Barcelona salary fix
    - German II Teams fix
    - French cup fix

    Link:

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/101307900

    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM24 "Increase Realism"-Megapack APRIL BETA is released on Patreon
    - Pre-season cups
    - Youth tournament
    - FC Barcelona salary fix
    - German II Teams fix
    - French cup fix

    Link:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/100865945

    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @marcoslw
    I've just answered your question in another forum.

    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • marcoslw's avatar
    I'm using the BRASIL UP update which focuses on the Brazilian market.

    Can I combine your file with other db alterations on the pre-game editor?
    If Yes, which one should I load first?

    Huge thanks
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM24 "Increase Realism"-Megapack APRIL ALPHA is released on Patreon

    - Pre-season cups
    - Youth tournament
    - FC Barcelona salary fix
    - German II Teams fix
    - French cup fix

    Link:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/fm24-increase-15-100431133

    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • peeerss's avatar
    Playing with my 4th GK lool what a save genius
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @peerrss
    You're welcome. I always try my best to answer comments as good as possible
  • peeerss's avatar
    @daveincid
    Yeah im the worst manager but thx for help good creator
  • Daveincid's avatar
    @peeerss
    AI-teams are capable to deal with it, so do most human managers. It requires a bit more skills if you don't want to deal with heavy consequences. I'm sorry for the lack of your skills.
  • peeerss's avatar
    Injury MegaPack
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM24 "Increase Realism" Megapack MARCH UPDATE is now released
    - Download-Link in the main post is updated
    - You can find more information about the changes in the "Read me" file in the download link


    Enjoy!

    Cheers
    Daveincid
    1
  • Anishh's avatar
    Hello dave mate, waiting for the update to start the new save.....
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM24 “Increase Realism”- Megapack MARCH Early Access is released on Patreon
    - Updated for the winter update 24.3
    - public release scheduled for 8th of March

    Link:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/99535474

    Cheers
    Daveincid
  • Daveincid's avatar
    FM24 “Increase Realism”- Megapack MARCH Early Access is released on Patreon
    - updated CA/PA changes + new wonderkids
    - 31k players edited in over 160 nations
    - Improved transfer behaviour
    - Performance improvements - up to 10% faster simulation speed
    - More realsitic national team selections
    Link:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/99072919

    Cheers
    Daveincid

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