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Any updates on the EXE?…Could do with 5 subs all usable.
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Can't wait to see a 22/23 update
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Did you end up finding a download for an updated 2021 database? If so can you post the link 🙏
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Nick+Co wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 8:46 am @badger: argh - this game drives me nuts :) When I use my full name it works for me - but if I just use asd asd as my name as I see the same as you. No idea why it's doing that. It's nothing to do with the executable (as you can swap it with the original exe and it still does it). It's nothing to do with the manager data either (you can replace mgdata.db1 with the original and it will still do it). So very weird! Will try and work it out.

EDIT: Ah, so if there's more than 32768 different names (& strings) in a game, then no more can be loaded (so if you create your manager and you have a name that does not exist elsewhere, although it will get saved in the names saved file - it won't get used. Unsure how to fix it yet (other than to limit the number of varying names to lower than 32768)
EDIT2: Hmm maybe not so simple...might be a 45k character limit too. urgh
This is a wonderful insight! Thanks for solving this issue.

Based on your 21-22 update (version 5), I created a new version (for myself) by updating players, clubs, managers etc. I had a problem with some player names and my manager name disappearing because of having too many player names in EXTNMS.TXT file. Reducing the number of names in the extra names TXT file solved that issue for me.
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drad wrote: Tue May 30, 2023 7:09 pm
Nick+Co wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 8:46 am @badger: argh - this game drives me nuts :) When I use my full name it works for me - but if I just use asd asd as my name as I see the same as you. No idea why it's doing that. It's nothing to do with the executable (as you can swap it with the original exe and it still does it). It's nothing to do with the manager data either (you can replace mgdata.db1 with the original and it will still do it). So very weird! Will try and work it out.

EDIT: Ah, so if there's more than 32768 different names (& strings) in a game, then no more can be loaded (so if you create your manager and you have a name that does not exist elsewhere, although it will get saved in the names saved file - it won't get used. Unsure how to fix it yet (other than to limit the number of varying names to lower than 32768)
EDIT2: Hmm maybe not so simple...might be a 45k character limit too. urgh
This is a wonderful insight! Thanks for solving this issue.

Based on your 21-22 update (version 5), I created a new version (for myself) by updating players, clubs, managers etc. I had a problem with some player names and my manager name disappearing because of having too many player names in EXTNMS.TXT file. Reducing the number of names in the extra names TXT file solved that issue for me.
Are you willing to share this mate?
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Yes, ofcourse. I uploaded it in the below link (DN: unfortunately the link expires in 7 days starting from June 14).
https://we.tl/t-BJkcsJp3PG

Note: the manager name dissapearing is still an issue if your name is something that is not in the database (e.g., Adweroich Petrokovicic). But if you choose a name that is already in the database (e.g., John Smith) then your name as a manager does not disappear.

Some player names also disappear at random. I'm guessing the total number of unique characters is still pushing the limits. I didn't want to delete a lot of players so there is that.
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Nick+Co wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 6:16 pm Latest Update (Version 5) of CM9798 with Season 2021/22 Data:

https://nic.hopto.org/open/cm9798/CM979 ... easeV5.zip

V5:
* Everything from V1 + V2 + V3 + V4
* Fixed a weird bug that meant every managers name would show apart from yours
* You can now start the game as a National Manager (using your own name)
* English Playoffs now have the same restrictions as other English games (5/3 subs + no foreign restrictions)

@badger: Tested this version and it works fine in Boah (make sure you don't have the game running or anything else accessing the files when you try to load it in Boah)
Hi folks,

I've been playing through the version of the game from Nick's post above and loving it so far! The Scottish league has the legacy 3 sub / 3 non-EEC restrictions in both the domestic league and three cups (Scottish Cup, Coca-Cola Cup, and League Challenge Cup). Would anyone know which values would lift these restrictions?

An earlier post mentioned the offsets having been posted in Nick's GitHub, but I've had a look around and can't find anything. I've been hunting around using a hex editor, comparing the binary files from different releases, and running via Ollydbg, but I haven't had any joy. Any help would be most appreciated!
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IlCoppoDelArte wrote: Mon Jul 24, 2023 6:36 pm
Nick+Co wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 6:16 pm Latest Update (Version 5) of CM9798 with Season 2021/22 Data:

https://nic.hopto.org/open/cm9798/CM979 ... easeV5.zip

V5:
* Everything from V1 + V2 + V3 + V4
* Fixed a weird bug that meant every managers name would show apart from yours
* You can now start the game as a National Manager (using your own name)
* English Playoffs now have the same restrictions as other English games (5/3 subs + no foreign restrictions)

@badger: Tested this version and it works fine in Boah (make sure you don't have the game running or anything else accessing the files when you try to load it in Boah)
Hi folks,

I've been playing through the version of the game from Nick's post above and loving it so far! The Scottish league has the legacy 3 sub / 3 non-EEC restrictions in both the domestic league and three cups (Scottish Cup, Coca-Cola Cup, and League Challenge Cup). Would anyone know which values would lift these restrictions?

An earlier post mentioned the offsets having been posted in Nick's GitHub, but I've had a look around and can't find anything. I've been hunting around using a hex editor, comparing the binary files from different releases, and running via Ollydbg, but I haven't had any joy. Any help would be most appreciated!
No, but you can use the Mindcomp editor CMX v1.0 to edit the match rules - you have to do it for every new game you create but it doesn't take very long.
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Ben04uk wrote: Thu Jul 27, 2023 5:46 pm No, but you can use the Mindcomp editor CMX v1.0 to edit the match rules - you have to do it for every new game you create but it doesn't take very long.
Thanks Ben, much appreciated! :D
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Anybody else have an up to date database we can look to use, or able to edit the 01/02 data into 97/98?
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Can anyone help me? I would like to remove the pre-programmed injuries in the editor of cm97. Thank you in advance!
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use one of the custom made editors - either Tech-Edit or CM Hacker allows you to remove the pre-programmed injuries.

http://www.geocities.ws/SiliconValley/B ... /tools.htm
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Ben04uk wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:04 pm
Ben04uk wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:03 pm
Nick+Co wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:48 pm @Niko: What editor is that that can edit the number of subs? I found it quite tricky to do it by hand in some cases (To make English Division 3 be 5/3 subs and no foreign restrictions meant changing 24 bytes!) - so would be interested to see how another editor does it!
Nick, you want the Dan&Erik CM9798 X-Plorer v2.93 16mb(Patched) editor.

https://yuscm2.tripod.com/editors.htm
try here: https://champmannet.tripod.com/seditor1.htm
Hi guys the saved game editor won't load editor on my saved game even with running as administrator and I've made sure path is to game folder.Any ideas why?
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hey guys, little late to the party, but are you able to let me know how i can get my mouse back as the cursor disappears when i log into new game
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Hey all, can anyone help me out? none of the save editors that have been linked to in this thread are avaiable for download, any ideas or does anyone have a copy they can chuck me please?
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Is there a way to change how often teams play each other? i.e. in Scotland they play each other 4x, could this be changed to 2x or 3x?
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Someone make the latest update for this wonderful game! :( There used to be a website that dealt with this but they are now building careers. :(((
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eldecol wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2023 12:40 pm Is there a way to change how often teams play each other? i.e. in Scotland they play each other 4x, could this be changed to 2x or 3x?
I think it might be possible, but maybe only Nick+Co knows how to find it, for others it's probably pure experimenting. 97/98 is also most hard-coded version. Such numbers are not marked there as numbers, but as some variable operators used in multiple places and changing them to numbers tends to crash the game.
I suspect that reducing number of rounds will make season significantly shorter: when I made Estonian league with 2x12 teams from Belgian League(2x18) then number of rounds is much smaller and Estonian season ended somewhere around January or February, so last months of season all teams suffered financially: no matches and ticket income, but players wanted their wages. I avoided problems with setting up many friendlies at home stadium, but most of clubs ended in red.
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Is there any way of disabling the manager nags from the board, as this is a really annoying feature of the game,
Oh, and the sacking if you aren't doing too well?
I'm sure it's in the EXE, but I wouldn't know where to start,
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Wow, has it really been 3/4 years since this Sir Nick masterpiece.

Thank you for all you have done for all of us Sir Nick!
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Hi Nick+Co,

Is it possible to add AFCON and Copa America without replacing Euroes? So instead of friendlies, African and American nations play a tournament.

Thank you for all you have done. Great job!
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Truly looks incredible, I hope everything works ok. I may have to boot this one up later.
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Ben04uk wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:04 pm
Ben04uk wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:03 pm
Nick+Co wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:48 pm @Niko: What editor is that that can edit the number of subs? I found it quite tricky to do it by hand in some cases (To make English Division 3 be 5/3 subs and no foreign restrictions meant changing 24 bytes!) - so would be interested to see how another editor does it!
Nick, you want the Dan&Erik CM9798 X-Plorer v2.93 16mb(Patched) editor.

https://yuscm2.tripod.com/editors.htm
try here: https://champmannet.tripod.com/seditor1.htm
Hi,

Do you have the file (tech edit) downloaded in your local drive?
The download links are not working in https://champmannet.tripod.com/peditor.htm or http://www.geocities.ws/SiliconValley/B ... /tools.htm
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Darconys wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:07 am Someone make the latest update for this wonderful game! :( There used to be a website that dealt with this but they are now building careers. :(((
Yes, I think the last great update from cm9798.eu was the 2019-2020 update. I still play this with the excellent tactics editor from here.

It would be awesome if the player, manager and team data could be updated from the CM01-02 updates here. Using Zicko's platform to modify and import the data spreadsheets seems beyond difficult though.

IMO keeping it simple would be best to avoid crashes and random errors. Keep the team, player and manager numbers the same as original or below limit. Avoid to start with playing around withh additional mods such as inflation, etc. Getting a working playable version first would be great. I think the player stats might transfer over OK, with some tweaks or alterations for some attributes Vision to Creativity etc. What is a little unclear is how the CA, PA etc would transfer over?

I found the update version with the multiple leagues, inflation etc unplayable as player stats, etc are all over the place. Cart before the horse in my opinion!
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