Football Manager 2015 beta update 15.0.3 released

Football Manager 2015
Goooaaa … wait, I think he’s saved it.

Sports Interactive have released a new build of Football Manager 2015, updating the pre-release beta version on Steam and making multiple changes. It should download automatically through Steam, but if it doesn’t then try restarting the client or verifying the game cache (right click on FM in your game library -> properties -> local files tab -> verify integrity.)

In-game, if you select the ‘About Football Manager’ tab it should list your version as 15.0.3. That’s the latest build.

The Football Manager 2015 beta is available to anybody who pre-orders the game ahead of Friday’s 7 November release. Our review will be up ahead of that, most likely on Thursday.

Here’s what’s new or altered in the latest beta version:

STABILITY & PERFORMANCE

– Improved general performance
– Improved trackpad performance
– Fix for issues affecting 10.6.8 NVIDIA Macs
– Fix for crashes during processing and going into a match
– Fix for crash on quit

MATCH ENGINE

– Improvements to goalkeeping
– Improved goals from direct free kicks
– Fixed consistently, unrealistic high scorelines in lower leagues
– Fixed skin tone issues
– Fixed headed backpasses leading to goals
– Reduced own goal levels
– Hundreds of other changes to match AI
– Further polish to animations

TRANSFERS & CONTRACTS

– Fixed issue where selling a player for a large fee would reduce the users transfer budget
– Fixed issue where users could sometimes not offer a contract to a player they had made an enquiry for
– Fixed issue in contract negotiations where including the ëOne year extension after X league games would prevent the user from agreeing terms with the player
– Fixed issue in contract negotiations where selecting Use Existing Terms would prevent the user from removing some competition bonuses

INTERACTION

– Improved balance of the ease at which a player can be talked around when they are unhappy
– Improved balance of the amount of teammates who support players in their unhappiness
– Fixed issue where players would ask to leave for first team football before they simply asked for more first team football
– ‘Request Tutoring’ option has been added to increase the amount of tutoring options the user has
– Fixed the ability to offer continent-specific tournament football to players not playing in that continent
– Fixed rare instances of promises to accept a bid for a player being broken when no bid was made
– Balanced the regularity at which players will request new contracts
– Fixed board meetings being generated harshly and the ability to set yourself multiple points targets from within a board meeting

COMPETITIONS

– Amended Champions Cup seedings for 2014/15 season
– Improved Liverpool Champions Cup Quarter Final scheduling
– Fixed drafts not being scheduled correctly
– All A-League matches are now on TV
– Fixed players not coming off DL6 at the end of their stint
– Fixed Re-entry Draft Two pick duplication
– Fixed issue where Young Designated Player contract logic was being applied incorrectly at times preventing User offering a contract to a player
– Fixed issue where Free Agent retained Season Ending Injury status meaning they couldn’t be registered
– Fixed NYCFC manager job becoming Insecure when they join MLS
– Toned down NYCFC trade activity before they join MLS

MEDIA & NEWS

– Fixed AI managers being incorrectly questioned and talking about the user struggling
– Fixed Team of the Year player in incorrect position
– Fixed not enough nations available to manage
– Fixed subscription selections being reset on save/load
– Fixed results in League Cup counting towards club’s Highest Scoring League Game record
– Fixed English Premier Division Top Goalscorer Record is Sheringham with 1 goal
– Fixed view Incident button on controversial penalty incident news item doesn’t show the foul
– Fixed completely blank news item

MISC

– Adjusted Dutch wages in both Eredivise and Juplier League
– Fixed an issue where a player would retire immediately after signing as a Player/Coach
– Fixed an issue where a player would retire without giving the correct reason
– Adjusted coaches training workload
– Fixed an issue with transfer budgets after adjusted season expectations mid-season
– Fixed the issue of a users profile changing unexpectedly

FMC

– Various skin fixes
– MLS now be playable in Challenges

 

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