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Return Of The Legends for FM17

Be a part of history with 3000 greatest legends of football and lead your team to glory. The largest database with legends of football for FM so far.

By on Apr 11, 2017   92428 views   43 comments
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Downloads: 12380 / Size: 254.5 MB / Added: 2017-04-11
FM 2017 Fantasy Scenarios - Return Of The Legends for FM17
After last year's great success of this database, I decided to publish an expanded version that will include even more legendary clubs and players. If you ever wanted to see Paul Gasoigne, Hristo Stoichkov, Franz Beckenbauer, Zico, Marco van Basten, Duncan Edwards, Hugo Sanchez, Gabriel Batistuta all of them in one place and facing each other? Well, now you can. In Football Manager 2017 and with an update “Return Of The Legends for FM17”, you will have an opportunity to play and manage all of these stars and 3000 others spread all over the world in their respective teams.

All of the major and many minor leagues are filled with clubs which possess their all-time greats and are under the guidance of some the managers who ever graced the game.

Bob Paisley is in charge of Liverpool who has players such as Kevin Keegan, Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish & John Barnes amongst others.
Sir Alex Ferguson is leading Manchester United with George Best, Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs & Eric Cantona and is up to you stop him for dominating the Premier League again. In addition, there are great generations of Leeds, London giants and "crazy gang" from Wimbledon.

Or maybe you think you can do better than Helenio Herrera at Inter with the likes of Giacinto Facchetti, Ronaldo & Sandro Mazzola in your squad and win the battle for Scudetto against Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan and their formidable defense, against Juventus and their three-time Ballon d’Or winner Michel Platini and can you hold out against Fiorentina’s deadly duo – Baggio & Batistuta? Also, from the shadows seek a chance Grande Torino, Eriksson’s Lazio, Napoli with Maradona and Legendary Parma team. In new edition I include legendary Foggia team, led by Zdenek Zeman, and much more legends from lower italian clubs such as Triestina, Padova, Vicenza, Bari.

Winning anything in this update is a success, as many clubs and national teams have some of the best talent that ever appeared in history of football. German, Spanish and French clubs are great competitors. And not just the major ones. There are teams from Holland, Belgium, Scotland, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, former Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or from Portugal who have good chances of winning the Champions League as much as the teams who are coming from the stronger leagues.

This year I added a lot of Asian and African legends, especially from Korea, Japan, Middle East, and some great legends of Fortuna Dusseldorf, Magdeburg, RW Essen, Achen, Mulhouse, Racing Club Paris, Las Palmas.

The players who are coming from the oldest eras of football are older than the ones who are appeared later and therefore are closer to their peak and reaching their full potential.

And don’t worry the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo & Neymar still exist, but are a younger versions of themselves and are relocated to their parent clubs. Because of that your task as a manager is even more challenging as it’s up to you to develop them into world-class players they are today and if you succeed to make them a part of your squad.

This is a thrilling update which can bring any Football Manager fan into an ecstatic state of nostalgia with no doubt that they will enjoy the game even more and find it refreshing and challenging like never before. Also were done and facepack for almost all players, which will further give the game interesting.

The man behind the whole project is David Salapura from Serbia. With a little help of some of his friends from Serbian FM Community after few months of work they created this update for every Football Manager fan to enjoy.

I owe special thanks to Victor Kalma Srica, who helped me this year.

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Installation Instructions

  1. Extract the contents of the .zip file using the default zip utility of your OS or get a free tool such as 7-zip.

  2. Move the extracted "Return of the legends by David-FM17.fmf" file to the following location:
    Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2017 / editor data
    Create the "editor data" folder if it doesn't exist.

  3. To install the facepack, move the folder "Legends facepack" to your graphics folder:
    Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2017 > graphics > facepacks
    Create the "graphics" and "facepacks" folders if they don't exist.

  4. Go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab. Click on "Clear cache" and then "Reload skin".
    Now you can see pictures of all legends.

  5. Open FM 2017 and start a new save-game with 17.3.0 update and this database selected.

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Discussion: Return Of The Legends for FM17

43 comments have been posted so far.

  • davidczv's avatar
    @DANDY I already said that config file is correct, and it is the same file I using. Problem occurs when you select other transfer updates, or some fantasy leagues with this one. So you must choose only this db when create new game and it must work. Also, you must clear cache in your preferences.

    Hi, If you following instructions it must working. When you download file, extract it, and move db file into editor data in : Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2017 / editor data
  • hjsmart's avatar
    hi guys I'm struggling to download this. I have downloaded it and put it on editor data but I cant find it in the game. any ideas?
  • DANDY's avatar
    You could re-upload the facepack and config.xml??
    The one you use on those screenshots.
  • wikifirelord's avatar
    You are more then welcome buddy :D Glad I was able to help out :D !

    And to those that keep saying facepack does not work. Make sure you dont have ANY databases. I personaly tried with few databases activated and pictures did not work the moment I only left legends database active it worked like a charm :) !
  • davidczv's avatar
    Here is shortlist file with all legends.

  • davidczv's avatar
    You cant change config file quickly, and that file is correct, problem is because you probably include some other editor data file with this one. Choose just Legends database file when you start new game, and clear cache and reload skin. It must work.
  • ryuuki's avatar
    Thank so much @davidczv. My problem is: all the pictures I downloaded from your link are different by a fix number from in game players' IDs, so I wanna ask is there anyway to quickly change the config in facepack folder?
    @Holgadovic1991: please teach me how to solve facepack problem, tysm
  • maung666's avatar
    All problem has resolved!!, in first game i am add 6 league,indonesia,england, spain,italy,france and germany and i am find a lot player have wrong position and nationality. And then i start new game with 8 league include argentina and brazil league and all problem is resoveld now..ect position or nationality are correct now..thanks for fantastic db i am sorry for my bad english
  • DANDY's avatar
    @davidczv Do not add another db. I only use your db.
    I'm trying to find the error that causes it. But I can not solve it.
    The database is correct, I like it and I will play it, but I would like to have photos.
  • davidczv's avatar
    Maybe you included some other editor file with this database. Config file is from last year and I had to correct for the new FM, just for the reason that the images are not mixed. So, I done it, and every photo match the player. Basically, I do not know what could be causing this error. Holgadovic in the previous review, says that he solved the problem and that he facepack works great.
  • DANDY's avatar
    I'm looking at the config.xml. It is badly done or my game generates new IDs.
    I have the original game updated in the latest version.

  • davidczv's avatar
    Thanks mate. Last year some people also have problem with wrong positions, but I couldn't realise why is that happened because I made everything correct. If some researchers know the reason, it will be good to help us. Enjoy it. :)
  • Holgadovic1991's avatar
    I have managed to solve it, the facepack works perfectly. The other one trouble is still there. I'll try to fix it. Anyway, thanks for everithing mate, it's an awesome db ^^
  • davidczv's avatar
    As you can see in my case everything works perfectly, no wrong facepack, no wrong positions of players. Screenshots I posted here show that.
  • Holgadovic1991's avatar
    Hi @davidczv I have your legends database since last year.I had started a new game, but I saw some errors, for example Dasaev is a striker and other players have some wrong images. I have the original game, with the last version. I'm going to try again. Thanks for your work friend ^^
  • DANDY's avatar
    @davidczv Sorry my english is very bad
    I have the last update, I follow the steps well but they do not work.

  • davidczv's avatar
    Facepack works just fine. If you have 17.3.0 update it must work.
  • DANDY's avatar
    Pictures are all incorrect.
    The db is fine, good work. but with all the wrong photos it completely ruined it.
    Please correct that.
    In workshop there are similar db with the same problem.

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