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FM16 - How to change the Sports Interactive folder location

Find out how to change the folder where you place your graphics, tactics, save games and other files for FM 2016.
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Stam's avatar Administrators Stam 2015-11-11 22:07
gr 2363 posts 834 likes joined Oct 03, 2006
Changing your data folder for Football Manager 2016 is no longer possible via the in-game Preferences area.

To change the location of your Sports Interactive folder which contains save games, graphics and other files in FM16 you need to add a command line to the game launch options.

To do this follow the instructions below:

- First of all create the folder in the location you want it to be
- Go into Steam and right-click on the game.
- Select 'Properties'
- Click 'Set Launch Options...'
- Copy the following into the dialogue box: --user_data_location="path"
- In the "path" section, enter the exact path where you created your folder.

The next time you launch the game, your Sports Interactive files will be saved to this folder.

This post was edited by Stam (2015-11-11 23:09, 2 years ago)
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Hellsdoom's avatar Group Hellsdoom 2015-11-11 22:09
bg 76 posts 9 likes joined Sep 29, 2015
Thanks :)

Is it:

user_data_location=D:\Sports Interactive

or

user_data_location=D:\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2016
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Stam's avatar Administrators Stam 2015-11-11 22:19
gr 2363 posts 834 likes joined Oct 03, 2006
The fist one, but I think you need to add " before and after the path.
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Hellsdoom's avatar Group Hellsdoom 2015-11-11 22:23
bg 76 posts 9 likes joined Sep 29, 2015
It worked with ", indeed. Thanks for the help. :)
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SniperScoutHD's avatar Group SniperScoutHD 2016-01-27 20:05
00 1 posts joined Dec 06, 2015
I don't really understand why, but for me it didn't work.

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