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Migrate FM 2013 Database to FM 2009

Need help to use 2013 db into FM 2009
Started on 8 June 2013 by critrash
Latest Reply on 8 June 2013 by critrash
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Hello,

I recently buy FM 2013 but i don't like it at all and i don't have enough time to learn and spend time with new functionality...
I prefer FM 2009 : Simple and very easy to play (Maybe because i play a lot of hours with it, too many would have say my wife!)
-I can prove that i really buy FM 2013 if needed-

I think you understand that i want to use the new db of fm2013 with fm2009.

I try to find how to do that with Google --> Fail
I try to copy .dat into FM2009 folders --> It runs to the players generation then application crashed --> Fail
I try to open .dat files --> Fail, i cant' read it... I wanted to export with Excel, notepad or any other tools all players, adapt to the FM2009 template (i'm pretty sure that some fields do not exist in FM2009) then launch a new game!

I use a lot FMScout et i think if you have find the way to read players abilities into the save file, you may help mee with my issue.
So i need your help, if you can, to do that. I'm sure someone in the community has already try to do it.

To finish, i have to precise that i'm not a hacker, i simply want to play en 2013 with the FM2009 updated ! I don't want to publish on the web my product, if i success. By the way, i think FM developer should sell database for oldest version to allow players like me to continue playing like we want ! Even 100£, i buy it !

Thnk

CT.
In short...not possible as while they will have the same file extensions (i.e fm2013.dbc/fm2009.dbc) the overall format's for each will be completely different, thus making it impossible to make a new database backwards compatible with an older game. The only way you're likely able to do something similar would be to use the game's editor to make your own custom database.
2013-06-08 18:57#110050 Khejan : In short...not possible as while they will have the same file extensions (i.e fm2013.dbc/fm2009.dbc) the overall format's for each will be completely different, thus making it impossible to make a new database backwards compatible with an older game. The only way you're likely able to do something similar would be to use the game's editor to make your own custom database.

Hi!
Thanks fr your answer.
And to do that, do you know if there are ways to export players list and import it into the new db? A Tools or an API, something like that ?

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