Hello and welcome!As was discussed extensively elsewhere on the site, I have decided to reboot and continue the wonderkid database, as the original author had lost interest! So before I proceed much further, I'd like to provide a huge shoutout to kleed, and his extensive work on the original Wonderkids database, found here! I take no credit for coming up with this idea nor laying the groundwork for it, that's all on him! I'm simply taking it further, now that he chose to discontinue his own version!
Everything in his file is also included here, so only download one, but be sure to send him a thank you, or at least a friendly thought! But now, on to details about this database.
About the databaseThis database will be a file simply adding young players into the game. Most will be U16 players, but the occasional player up to 23 may find their way in, if I feel they were unfairly left out of the base game. In the download, a facepack, and an excel sheet are also included, but more on that a little later
As you might imagine, it can be quite hard to find data on young players, especially in England. Therefore, while all players are recreated to the best of my abilities, there will almost certainly be errors here and there. However, if you're more knowledgeable than I, do feel free to leave a comment, and I'll correct it in the next update!
Speaking up updates, everything under V1.0 is initially created by kleed. I have gone through everything and touched up on it, but fairly minor changes nonetheless. V1.1 and thereafter is solely my own work. I will aim to update it with a new batch of players at least once a month, but no promises.
How to install
- Put the "Wonderkids 2020 REBOOT V1.5.fmf" file in: "Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\editor data"
- Put the "Faces" folder in: "Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\graphics\faces"
In order to see every single added player, you need to be sure to load the league they play in when you create your save game. For example, to load Fernando Ovelar, who plays in the Paraguayan League, you need to be sure to load this league, either as playable, or manually through the custom database settings.
If/When the faces don't match the playersFor the faces provided, I have named them so that ideally, they should load in like they have to. However, if you're like me, and play with a ton of database mods, they're almost definitly not going to match, as the other databases also add players, so the Unique ID's no longer match. So in order to fix this, you need to rename the files so they match the new Unique ID's. Luckily, a tool called Bulk Rename Utility exsist to make this easy. To determine what to name the files, find Shane Kluivert in your game. His ID will be something like 1915386991. So to rename them, just follow it down, as such:
1915386991 (old id) Shane Kluivert => 1915387384 (new id)
1915386992 (old id) Youssoufa Moukoko => 1915387385 (+1)
1915386993 (old id) Claudio Echeverri => 1915387386 (+2)
The order of the ID's will never change, so the order they're in now, is also the order they will be in afterwards. After renaming everything, use the fmXML tool to create a new config file. Then reload your skin in-game, and enjoy your new faces!