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1998-99 Season Throwback Database for FM23 [Complete DB]

This FM 2023 database takes you back to the 1998-99 season. Relive & change history with some of the biggest legends of all time. A classic FM23 db by The Mad Scientist.

By Updated on Jun 24, 2023   164015 views   26 comments
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FM 2023 Fantasy Scenarios - 1998-99 Season Throwback Database for FM23 [Complete DB]
This database takes you back to the 1998-99 season. Relive and change the history with some of the biggest legends of all time.

This is the full and complete database version. You can choose between 19 playable leagues in 15 nations!

Travel back in time to an era of football where some of the greatest players of all time roamed the world. This Football Manager 2023 throwback database brings back some epic teams, managers and players from around the world in the original leagues and teams from 1998/99. If you don't remember the late 90's football, this is a great and fun opportunity to learn about an epic football era.

Everything in this FM23 database has been reverted back to 1998. All the leagues are as they where back in 1998, with all the teams and players from back then. The player attributes is copied manually from the original Championship Manager 3 1998/99. So now you have the chance to manage all the legends from the late 90s, in the modern Football Manager match engine. To get the full experience please read the instructions below.

Released: 10 February 2023
Updated: 24 June 2023 (added 1 playable league)

I have researched for this DB for years, looking through old archives for stats, watching video material, talking to football historians. To be able to rate the player attributes as best as possible.

So jump into the FM Time-machine and travel back to 1998.

Season 1998/99 Database - 15 Playable Nations

  • England (Premier League, 1. Division, 2. Division, 3. Division)
  • Italy (Serie A & Serie B )
  • Scotland (Premiership)
  • Spain (La Liga)
  • France (Ligue 1)
  • Germany (Bundesliga)
  • Portugal (Primera)
  • Turkey (Super Lig)
  • Brazil (Serie A)
  • Netherlands (Eredivisie)
  • Denmark (Faxe Kondi Ligaen)
  • Greece (Super League)
  • Argentina (Primera División)
  • Sweden (Allsvenskan)
  • Poland (Ekstraklasa)
  • Thousands of created players

Season 1998/99 Database - Download Options

Download 1998-99 Season Save-Game (fm)
The direct download link on this page will lead you to a save game file which makes it easier and faster to load.

Database-only

Download 1998-99 Season Database (fmf)
IMPORTANT: Make sure when using the FMF file to choose the FM23 Default 23.0.0 database when setting up a new career. If you choose a FM23 database with an update, it will conflict with the 98/99 DB.

Logopack (optional)

Download 1998-99 Season Logopack

Kitpack (optional)

Download 1998-99 Season Kitpack

How to play Season 1998/99 on FM23

With Save-game
1. Move the downloaded file to your "games" folder:
Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/games

2. Open Football Manager 2023 > Load Game > Select the 1998-99 DB

3. Add your manager and select the club you want to manage.

With Database file
1. Move the downloaded file to your "editor data" folder:
Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/editor data

2. Open Football Manager 2023 > Start a new career > Select the "1998 99 DB" option from the top right drop down button with database version (23.0.0 Update)

3. Click on the "Advanced Setup" button to select the leagues of choice and database size settings.

Logopack instructions
1. Extract the contents of the 1998-99 Logos Patch.rar file to the "logos" subfolder of the "graphics" folder.
Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/graphics/logos
Important: If you have other logopacks installed, you need to remove them to avoid conflicts.
2. Open FM23 > Preferences > Interface, and hit the "clear cache" button - then return on the same screen and "reload skin".

Kitpack instructions
1. Extract the contents of the .zip file to the "faces" subfolder of the "graphics" folder.
Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/graphics/faces
Important: If you have other facepacks installed, you need to remove them to avoid conflicts.
2. Open FM23 > Preferences > Interface, and hit the "clear cache" button - then return on the same screen and "reload skin".

Season 1998/99 - Teaser Trailer



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Discussion: 1998-99 Season Throwback Database for FM23 [Complete DB]

26 comments have been posted so far.

  • nickrufc's avatar
    will thisd go indata editor folder on fm24
  • franciscorezende's avatar
    Hello friends, thank you for your work @mrtini23. Does anyone has a list of the regens that are available?
  • 7Leonardo7's avatar
    Tutto molto bello.. Apparte le faccie dei giocatori non aggiornate.. Non si può vedere un Ronaldo di 21 anni già grasso.. XD
  • MrTini23's avatar
    https://youtu.be/ydc0xRCcBM0 For anyone having issues installing the Regens Mod. There's now a full installation guide
  • jaimelpz8's avatar
    I need help, i cant select the editor file on mac, like i put the file on the editor data and still cant select it.
  • Blackheart85's avatar
    @MrTini23
    I can't send you a message, it won't let me. :/
  • MrTini23's avatar
    Can you send them to me on a Twitter DM please?
  • Blackheart85's avatar
    @MrTini23
    Thank you very much.
    In the first free version, I saw 1-1 inaccuracies, such as Daniel Alves being entered as a central midfielder, + 1-2 players I saw as left-footed (instead of right-footed). Have these been fixed or is it just me?
    Anyway, amazing job. I myself wrote to the editors of the game as an idea 3 years ago that they should think about creating a larger database in which the year we want to play can be selected when starting the game. In addition, I would also delve more deeply into supply. I also received an invitation to a video chat, which unfortunately I could not accept, even though the retro mode is my dream in football manager.
  • MrTini23's avatar
    @blakckheart85 The free version has players up to 160PA. The full has all the players
  • Blackheart85's avatar
    What is the difference between the free version and the full version?
  • MrTini23's avatar
    Retro Regens for this mod are available on my patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/mrtini23

    There is a free and a full version. The free version has players up to 160 PA.
  • newgrubby's avatar
    Please make 11-12 years with the Russian Premier League, the best years in my opinion
  • Carcarlo Pravettoni's avatar
    thanks
  • hasbi07's avatar
    can i edit this database using fm editor? i've been trying, but it seems like everytime i try to load this databse on editor, nothing happened.... or is the loading time takes a long time?

    coz i wanna create an online session with my friends using this databse and on a custom league....
  • Si Supersonic's avatar
    Thank you very much for putting the time and effort in to doing these database's. Brings back so many football memories from the past playing them all :)
    Could you do a database for the season 2008/09 next please when you have the time.
  • Kamyk87's avatar
    Hi, Can you add Vicente to Levante UD? He is a legend Valencia CF, famous star and that great throwback without him is strange ;)
  • Jabbos81's avatar
    Amazing work @MadScientist

    EDIT:
    @gy2106 Instead of complaining, why don't you learn to make them yourself, as some of us do
    Amazing how cheeky some of you have. A spectacular job is glued and here gourmets with the faces.
    Do like me, you do it yourself.
  • Damianbhoy1971's avatar
    Playing as Celtic. Great to manage Henrik Larsson. However something is not right with the fixtures. Out of the first 12 league games only 3 are at home. Out of the remainder before the split a further 13 are away and 9 at home…. I have played Aberdeen twice away already and have another away fixture lined up against them….
  • Moore's avatar
    This one looks really promising. Is there a plan to add more leagues later on?
  • Jamie Aubrey's avatar
    @Ali_s10 You'll just have to make sure the current kits are first in the list when you want to go back to another save ( clear cache and reload the skin and do the same when you go back to the 1998 db )

    @santam33 you put in in this location Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2300\edt\permanent ( rename the default to support_staff1 to change it back for future saves or you will have the regens come through )
  • santam33's avatar
    how works The Regen mod file?
  • Ali_s10's avatar
  • asko's avatar
    where is the link to download facepacks???
    1
  • gy2106's avatar
    This roster has everything going for it, but the quality of the facepacks is quite low and they ask for a certain amount of money,
    I find it unconscionable that you're charging money for a face pack that looks like it was made from a photo of a scrapbook.
    1
  • Ali_s10's avatar
    Hi basically I want to keep the folders of current and 1998/99 db for kits and logo packs but can’t have both due to conflict. Advices please.

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