Football Manager 2013 Beta was released for the public and for now the new football manager game looks good. After a little bit of playing, i’ve started to create logos and some utilities for this beta version, testing how it looks and how i can improve the game in some ways.
One of them, as you already know from the last football manager games, it’s the huge database feature. Some of the players consider that it’s useless, but i still think that it’s the best option if you want to play football manager 2013 and you want to have a lot of players in your database. And it’s extremely good on LLM (low league management).
How to install huge database for FM 2013
1. Download the file at the end of the post
2. Put it in C:\Users\*\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2013 folder or in you custom created folder (you have the option to modify it in the game.
Screenshots huge database Football Manager 2013
If you have any problem with this huge database or you have somehow modified the wrong file, here is the original file to correct the error - Download (original panels.fmf file, not the huge database)
After the winter, the championship got a restart with a new set of players on altmost all the teams. Except mine. As hard as i’ve tried, i couldn’t get any good players except one: Buananotte. Don’t ask me how, but in FM 2012 i’ve managed to get a loan him at Vointa Sibiu.
It was quite pretentious and didn’t really played so good for the team, but when he came he asked for the usual private jet and a personal car at the airport, so i’ve rand a car rental bucharest airport firm and got one.
To much to spend for a player. But i’ve learned my lesson there, so the next players that would get to the team would get this preferential treatment.
The second part of the championship was quite ok, i’ve managed to stay behind CFR Cluj, but only just, because Dinamo and Steaua came one point behind me with 3 matches to play. However, in the last matched i’ve managed to increase the diference to 4 points from Dinamo and 5 from Steaua, following some bad matches they’ve made and some good matches that i’ve mad.
And at the final, i’ve got the second place in Liga 1 and a ticket to the third round of UEFA Champions League, which was quite nice for a team that barelly promoted in Liga 1 just a season ago.
As I’ve said before in the story, i’ve started with a good draw agains Steaua Bucharest, but the next matches were incredible. Rapid, Ceahlaul, Dinamo, CFR Cluj and then Petrolul came in my way. And i got out with 3 wins, one draw and one defeat.
First, before the match with Rapid Bucharest, i’ve got to get some other players in my squad, but the limitations on my budget weren’t helping me a lot. I couldn’t just send a private jet for players, some in Bucharest i’ve searched a service of rent a car Bucharest and i’ve started to run to the airport, meet with players and their managers to discuss contracts and so on. I think that in a week i’ve drove like 1000 km around Bucharest trying to get some new players. But i didn’t manage to get altmost anyone, because the sallaries and the money their managers were asking were quite high for my team, so i’ve had to stay put and to try to get some romanian players that could and would accept some nice contracts with a small.
Anyway, in this period i’ve also played with 5 teams. A defeat in the 94th minute with Rapid Bucharest (1-2), a clear win with Ceahlaul (3-0, two goals by Milan Ivana) and another smashing win against Dinamo (4-2). CFR Cluj was a tough job, i’ve barelly managed a draw (1-1), but then i’ve got another three points with Petrolul (2-0).
It was a good run and i’ve managed to get rid of most of the powerful teams in the league. But you got to be carefull with the small teams also.
And i’ve been and that took me to the second place at the end of first part of the Liga 1, one point behind CFR Cluj, with wins over Vaslui, Otelul Galati, U Cluj, Astra Giurgiu, Targu Mures, Sportul Studentesc si CS Mioveni. I’ve lost heavily against Gaz Metan Medias (0-3), i’ve draw with Concordia Chiajna, Brasov and Pandurii Targu Jiu.
But the second part of the championship was even tougher, the other teams in the League got some new good players and it started to get bad for my team…
I’ve started one of the best seasons i’ve had in Romanian First Division with Vointa Sibiu (FM 2012, because FM 2013 was quite boring).
I’ve played with Vointa Sibiu for a while and well, that’s the story of the team that is now not existing anymore. But last year it was and played in the First Division of Romanian Football.
My story in FM 2012 started with a call from Cindrea, the Vointa Sibiu owner that got a bucharest airport transfer and a private plane to get me to Sibiu (obviously).
I’ve signed a contract in the last hours of 15 of July, one week before Liga 1 started. With altmost no players, i’ve got my hand on three players before the start of the season: Milan Ivana, a very good left-wing player from Kosice, Oumarou, cameroonian right wing player from Serbia (somewhere from there, i don’t remember exactly the team) and Calin Cristea from Concordia Chiajna.
The first match was just in a week, against Steaua Bucharest, the hardest match you could ever wanted as your first game on a new team. Anyway, i’ve imposed some sort of tactic, that looked like and 4-1-2-2-1, with two inside forwards on wings, two central midfielders with defensive playmaker and central midfielder role, one anchor man (Dalbea, very good player) and of course, the classic line of 4 players.
And I’ve started well, an interesting match with Steaua, home, a 1-1 draw, an excellent start for me and the team in this conditions. I’ve still needed some players or the players i’ve had to learn to adapt to this new tactic of mine.
But they will learn quickly, because the next teams to meet were Rapid, Dinamo and CFR Club. Hell of a program!
On the 1st of April we’ve got a got joke from Football Manager team (SI) with the “release” of Football Manager 1888, where you could’ve played “The latest version of the iconic football management game offers players the chance to put their skills to the test in the very first season of the English Football League. Managers are given the option of taking over any of the original 12 clubs involved in the 1888/89 season and guiding them to league and cup glory.”
If it happened to be real (it isn’t), how cool would have been to play in 1888 ?