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World Super League (WSL) XXL - Final 18.3 update

652 clubs; 58 countries; 12 divisions; the WSL includes 168 clubs from England + 484 of the best clubs from around the world playing in England.

By Updated on Sep 05, 2018   59598 views   77 comments
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FM 2018 Fantasy Scenarios - World Super League (WSL) XXL - Final 18.3 update

League Structure



Premier League clubs

Championship clubs

League 1 clubs

League 2 clubs

League 3 clubs

League 4 clubs

XXL version improvements:

Compatible with the final FM 18.3 database.
+30,000 database changes (73,727 total changes)
I took the Database updates from the FM18 Transfer & Data Update by pr0 + FMTU. I only used the transfers update, the injury update, added the 45 new wonderkids and included the CA/PA changes.
There are NO league or structure changes from the XL version, only 18.3 compatibility.
If you are already playing an XL version game, there is no reason to start again, unless you want to!
There are NO database conflicts or errors. I've been playing the XL version for 10 full seasons with FC United, and I also simulated 50 years.

XL version improvements:

+17,000 database changes (47,000 total changes)
+80 new clubs (652 total clubs)
Additional graphics
Enhanced gameplay
Improved match scheduling
Improved league rules like U21's can play matches without registration.
Added all the league and cup history (past winners) and records.
Improved TV and prize pool money and distribution.
About 50 hours extra time editing; my entire weekend, and a few evenings.

WSL Highlights

  • 7 weeks work (weekends and nights). I started editing the day the game was launched, I haven't even played the game yet, I've just been working on this scenario and simulating games
  • Over 47,000 Database changes (17,000 added in the XL version)
  • 652 clubs; 12 levels; 58 countries, 24 groups in total; the Premier league has 20 clubs, most other groups have 24 clubs
  • The top 174 clubs by reputation are included (all clubs with 6300+ reputation).
  • All playable clubs from England are included. I also included many old clubs (oldest 3 clubs in England as well as oldest clubs from most countries)
  • 300 awards, 4 Cups
  • Every team has an Under 23 and Under 18 team; this took the longest time editing; because I gave them custom names and reputation; and I had to move all the staff and players from the B teams in other leagues, into their parent club (the Spanish clubs are especially painful). This took me about 3 weeks.
  • Custom graphics; league logos and backgrounds
  • High quality, very well balanced (hundreds of hours of simulations)
  • Very challenging due to the strength of the competition in each league. I've never seen a club win the treble!
  • Re-balanced all other leagues reputations (Formula: Average reputation divided by 40 = new league reputation)
  • Re-balanced all clubs and Nations Youth Ratings, Facilities; Players Wages, Transfer Values etc.
  • All clubs are still `based` in their own native country!
  • Unlike other Super League scenarios, teams are not seeded by their reputation. Originally the teams were seeded by the squad salary values, then through many simulations, the teams went through a series of promotions and relegations (I simulated the 2017/2018 season about 20 times)! I don't use reputation to seed the clubs, because it's very inaccurate when it comes to the actual clubs strength. Every league has their yo-yo teams, which are hard to seed.
  • Includes the standard Transfer windows, 25 player squads, `3 from 7` subs etc.
  • The Champions League has been re-worked to only include clubs from the WSL. The new World Champions League now includes 128 clubs in the group stage from the top 6 divisions! Also, instead of only having 4 teams per group, there are 8 teams per group, so you play 14 matches in the group stage. 16 groups, top 2 teams advance, so 32 teams leave the group stage.
  • The lower divisions (Division 1 ~ 6) have a `Europa League`.
  • The lowest divisions (Division 5 & 6) are essentially just the Vanarama National leagues (lots of semi-pro clubs), with some extra clubs. If you want to start playing from a mid-league or top-league club, you can remove the bottom two leagues, and only play from Division 4 and above.
  • Cup and League schedules have been very carefully balanced so the matches don't overlap; through many hours of simulations. You will have to play 68 league and cup games in the season to make it to the Champions League and FA Cup final. But you should have at least 2 days rest between games.
  • Extensive league and cup history (past winners) and records have been added.
  • Improved TV and prize pool money and distribution.
  • Most other leagues are NOT playable anymore, this is not an issue. You only need England! Most leagues don't have enough professional clubs to function anymore. This will NOT cause a problem, I've simulated the game far into the future without any crashes or instability etc.

Clubs by nation OLD version (there are more in the XL version)



ClubDivisionReputationGame LengthDifficultyNotes
Salford FCDivision 5 A2500LongHardClub owned by Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt
FC United of ManchesterDivision 6 B2400LongVery hard
Leeds UnitedLeague 45800MediumMediumThe `sleeping giant`
Aston VillaLeague 36200MediumMediumFounding member of the FA and Premier League
West Ham UnitedChampionship6900ShortMediumNever won the Premier League
Sheffield FCDivision 6 A2000LongVery hardOldest football club in the world
Hallam FCDivision 6 B2000LongVery hard2nd oldest football club in the world
Cray WanderersDivision 6 A2000LongVery hard3rd oldest football club in the world


ClubDivisionReputationGame LengthDifficultyNotes
CelticLeague 26850ShortMedium
RangersDivision 1 A6000MediumMedium
AberdeenDivision 3 C5750Medium-longMedium-hard


ClubDivisionReputationGame LengthDifficultyNotes
Paris FCDivision 4 B5100Medium-longMedium-hardSplit from PSG


ClubDivisionReputationGame LengthDifficultyNotes
TSV 1860 MünchenDivision 4 A5200Medium-longMedium-hardFounding member and former Bundesliga club
Dresdner SCDivision 6 B2000LongHardOldest football club in Germany
BFC AlemanniaDivision 6 A2000LongHardOldest club in Germany (not oldest football club); founding member of German FA


ClubDivisionReputationGame LengthDifficultyNotes
Pro VercelliDivision 4 C5450Medium-longMedium-hardThe club won seven Italian Football Championships from 1908 to 1922


ClubDivisionReputationGame LengthDifficultyNotes
Académica de CoimbraDivision 3 C5850LongMedium-hardOldest club in Portugal


ClubDivisionReputationGame LengthDifficultyNotes
Recreativo de HuelvaDivision 4 C4600Medium-longMedium-hardOldest club in Spain

How to Install WSL XXL in FM18

Extract files.

Copy the `World Super League XXL - v18.3.fmf` file to:
C:\Users\[__USERNAME__]\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\editor data

Copy the `graphics` folder to:
C:\Users\[__USERNAME__]\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\graphics

The custom graphics are compatible with other logo and background packs! Just make sure my pack is under /graphics/WSL/

If the custom graphics don't show, check the file paths again and then go to `Preferences` -> `Interface` -> click `Clear Cache` ... then go BACK into `Preferences` and click `Reload Skin` on the bottom. This can be done anytime during a game!

NOTE: .fmf files must be placed directly in the `editor data` folder without sub-folders in `editor data` folder!

Start new career game, select `World Super League XXL` from the `Database` Drop down box on top right, then click `Advanced Setup` and select England.

NB NB NB: Please disable all other custom leagues and database changes in the `Database` Drop down box!

PS: The Steam Workshop file doesn't include the custom graphics, but allows you to play with friends. Just add the graphics from the download pack!

Remember that on game start, you'll see many disabled leagues, you don't need them! Just play with England! The game is stable and won't crash!

Leave a comment if you enjoyed it! I like seeing feedback, it motivates me for next year!

Good luck and may the football gods be with you on your journey to world domination!

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Discussion: World Super League (WSL) XXL - Final 18.3 update

77 comments have been posted so far.

  • Darthfurion's avatar
    Because the Champions League is a "Club Champions Cup" in England, not a continental competition. However, the reputation is set to 200 (the maximum reputation in the game). I think the "Club Champions Cup" type must be classified as a "non official" match then. The FA Cup is the "League Cup". I think it doesn't matter about where the matches are displayed, that's just for statistics, because the important thing is the Cup's reputation, which is set to the maximum of 200! That will determine the priority of the Champions League!
  • burdula's avatar
    hey, why games played in champions league goes to non official matches statistics, like friendly games
  • nijode999's avatar

    Could you please update it for the 18.3 version. Would be amazing :)
  • Darthfurion's avatar
    Hi guys, does anyone have any stories they can share about my mod?

    What team did you play? How many seasons? What league are you in now?

    I played 10 seasons so far, with FC United of Manchester from Division 6 to League 3. The club value is now 250 Million pounds. I have a seasonal transfer budget of about 50 million. We are constantly upgrading facilities. I have about 30 staff members.

    I would love to hear your stories, because the next version of the game will be released soon and I want to know if you guys want me to create this mod again in the new version. This mod was a LOT of work, countless nights and weekends, hundreds of hours of editing. So I just want some feedback! Also, does anyone still want me to update it for version 18.3?

    Also, I plan to do the Legendary Wonderkids again for the next version. So I will re-create Messi, Ronaldo, Pele, Maradona and about 200 other Legendary Wonderkids. I'm also planning a new special mod that has never been done before... so watch my posts!
  • joshleedsfan's avatar
    This looks interesting. Will definitely be giving the Leeds United challenge a go!
  • MR11's avatar
    @darthfurion any legendary wonderkids db for fm18?
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    Just started this and I could only have 9 leagues not 12 I got premier league championship leagues 1 to 4 and division 1 to 3
  • Stanis13's avatar
    great job! very interesting!
    every game is against top teams, perfect!

    can you do it again for a new 18.3.1 update, please?
  • arun92phoenix's avatar
    There doesn't seem to be any draws for Europa League/Champions League. Is there a way it could be added?
  • solon's avatar
    Any way to make this work for touch?
    I'm unable to select a custom database from the database selector drop down menu (it's disabled on the touch version of the game)

    I'm wondering if it would be possible to make a save game file using the WSL version of the game on FM 18 and then for me to load the save on FM 18 touch.

    If anyone knows any work around to make this work it sounds super fun. Thanks for all the work Darthfurion
  • Darthfurion's avatar
    Hi, and welcome.
    It's not difficult. But there are many teams that are not shown in the images.

    * Open the editor, load the `World Super League XL.fmf` file
    * Go to `Database -> Competitions`
    * `Add condition -> Nation -> Contains -> England`
    * `Add condition -> Competition Level -> Is At Least -> 1`
    * `Add condition -> Reputation -> Is At Least -> 50`
    * `Add condition -> Is Extinct -> Is -> No`
    * Now you will see all the WSL leagues and divisions (I usually order them by Reputation), you can choose one to place your team in (you will need to exchange one team out of the list).
    * So double click one of the WSL leagues or divisions, and select `Teams` on the left menu.
    * Double click the team you want to remove, then goto `Changes` at the bottom. The easiest way is to just click `Clear`, this will reset the team back to the original league. I recommend you don't do this to one of the English clubs, because their Leagues and Divisions are now `Extinct`. So do this to one of the teams from other countries.
    * Now you have to go to `Database Changes` from the top-left menu, and select `Reload Database And Apply Undeleted Changes`
    * Now you have to go back to the division/league of the club you removed, go back into `Teams` and select `Add`
    * Now search for your team and add them to the WSL division.

    Some things you should do to your team after adding them to WSL:
    * Go to `Details` and make sure `Based Nation` is set to the teams original nation. Normally if you move a club into England, the editor sets the `Based Nation` to England, so you must set it back to the original nation.
    * Go to `Reserve Teams`, remove the original reserve teams. The game will automatically make your U23 and U18 team once you remove the original ones.

    Once you've done this, you save the file, and go to `Rules -> Test Rules -> All` from the top menu, then you should be able to start playing.

    Hope this helps you get started! Let me know if you have any questions!
  • timba69's avatar
    Looks like a great addition... you really deserve the compliments for the work done.

    One question before I try it. Is it easy to change one of the teams with your own using the editor. Are there special things i have to look out for?
  • Darthfurion's avatar

    You can leave feedback anytime you want! I'm always happy to hear feedback.
    Some things maybe I can or improve for next time!
  • Cavenaghi's avatar

    Thank you again for all efforts placed in that..i am looking to play it.
    If you don't mind i would leave feedback if i spotted anything.
  • Darthfurion's avatar
    Sorry I repeat myself so many times, it's a bad habit of mine!

    I really appreciate the feedback, I think it has improved from feedback! So I welcome and appreciate your feedback and input!
    It is difficult to balance this, and make it fun for everyone. But I try!
  • Cavenaghi's avatar

    i am not pushing to change the status of the league i am just asking for clarification thats all & we are trying to give you feedback to have the best data base ever,

    if i had football manager editor in my version i would have help you.

    so you don't need to repeat that you won't change that.

    & thank you again for placing & creating this & for having feedack
  • Darthfurion's avatar

    There are semi-pro teams in Division 6, they need at least 1 more season to adjust to fully professional status (Division 4). So Division 5 is between Fully Professional (Division 4) and `Fully` Semi-professional (Divison 6). Anyway, Division 5 is my `almost pro` division. Like Vanarama National. It's the middle ground. Anyway, I won't change this. You don't define this by teams or leagues. You define this by Contract Types. This will not change! Just get into Division 4 and you will have normal transfer windows. Division 5 has the same transfer windows as Vanarama National. You are basically playing a Professional team in the Vanarama National in England and I won't change this. You need to get into the fully pro leagues (Division 4) then you will have `normal` transfer windows. Even if there are 100% professional teams in Division 5, I won't change this. The semi-pro teams that make it into Division 5 next year, will need time to adjust. In Division 5 Contract Types, only some of the players and staff are defined as `Full Time`, others are `Part Time`. So this is a semi-pro league, even if all the teams are 100% professional
  • Cavenaghi's avatar

    why didn't you change the league status Division 5 & 6 then as all are now professional players ? or that is not editable,

    Thank you for your massive efforts
  • Darthfurion's avatar

    This is the same transfer window as the Vanarama leagues in England. They are the bottom two playable leagues in the game. Because there are many semi-pro teams in those divisions. Once you get into Division 4, this is the `professional` leagues, like League Two in England. Then the transfer windows become the same as the `Football League` windows. This is just how it is in England. Even in England, there are `professional` teams playing in the Vanarama National leagues. You will also notice there are relaxed Contract Types for players and staff in the bottom two divisions. Because a semi-pro team can be playing in Division 5. But once they enter Division 4, this is the start of the `Professional Leagues`, and you are forced to only have `Full Time` staff and players.. In Division 5, you will notice you can still sign Part Time youth, hot prospects, coaches, scouts etc. Because Division 5 is still not regarded as the `Professional Leagues`
  • cristobalite's avatar

    So far so good, glad to see some changes made to the teams in the lower divisions especially 5 and 6. I am using Enyimba f.c and its going well until i saw that the transfer window is about 33 weeks until it closes (march 29th, 2018 for division 5c) of the following year instead of august 31st, 2017 for summer or even before the season begins. Why is that?
  • Cavenaghi's avatar
    @darthfurion thank you will test and give you feedback
  • cristobalite's avatar

    Thanks. I will try it out
  • Darthfurion's avatar
    UPDATE: The new XL version is available! Enjoy! Let me know what you think!
  • Darthfurion's avatar
    PROGRESS UPDATE: 99% complete with `World Super League XL`. I'm done for the day, I'm going to run a simulation and go to bed. When I wake up, I'll check the results of the simulation and put the final finishing touches on it.
  • Darthfurion's avatar
    PROGRESS UPDATE: I'm currently adding all the history (past winners) and records to the main/top leagues and cups (like winners of Champions League and Premier League)

    I'm also running simulations in the background, to promote/relegate the new teams. I've also adjusted the prize money of all leagues.

    I've also completed the new graphics (logos and backgrounds)

    Hopefully I can complete everything today/tonight before I go to bed. Maybe another 6~8 hours, maybe less if I'm lucky!

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