Alternative History 2010-2020 Career Mod

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  1. V.K

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    Hello everybody.
    First of all, this is just an idea of a mod I've had on my mind for a very long time.
    Decided to share it to maybe find other people interested in such a mod or just hear opinions.
    Maybe someone becomes interested enough to collaborate in creating it either for FIFA16 or FIFA14 (the two most modded titles, it seems).

    Personally for me the biggest drawback of every fifa's Career Mode has always been the fact that nothing changes season after season graphics wise (all kits, balls, boots etc stay the same).
    The idea of this mod is to create an authentic and at the same time alternative history career mod.

    Ideally it could span for as long as 10 years, starting with the earliest FIFA where most files are somewhat compatible (FIFA11) and having such features as kit overlays for promotion, relegation and European cups.
    That would mean converting 11's DB and making sure it works in FIFA14/16. If DBs can't be properly converted to fit career mode, then the next best thing would be starting with FIFA14/16 default squads.

    Over the years there's been a lot of mods and patches made, so it should be somewhat possible to compile graphic packs for each season (kits, balls, adboards, boots etc - everything that doesn't crash career mode progress, luckily a lot of changes can be made with RM).

    So, in simple terms, we start the career journey with FIFA11's converted DB and FIFA11's graphics folder renamed as "sceneassets" (important note: all stadiums should be installed from the start). When the 10/11 season ends, we quit the game and rename this folder to "sceneassets 10/11" and then rename the folder "sceneassets 11/12" to "sceneassets", so when we load up the game, all 11/12 graphics are activated.
    With FIFA14 that would be even easier as we can sort all the files by folders with Jenkey's File Loader and swap them on the go (not sure about FIFA16 modding capabilities these days).

    Of course this sounds like a very ambitious project, so probably realistic goals would need to be set depending on how many people can collaborate together (maybe for starters top 6 European leagues only, or first two seasons only, as any update would not affect the career progress, potentially we could be preparing season after season).

    Maybe some players would need to be added due to very young age (and they would be a bit older too) like Mbappe, Rashford or Martial in a FIFA11 database.

    I believe potentially this could be a very fun mod as you'd be able to relive the history of football in the last 10 years, trying to replicate your team's path or have an alternative reality, sign Neymar to West Ham early on or convince Beckham to come back to Man Utd in 2011, get your favorite team promoted from division B in 2016 and win the Champions League in Istanbul 2020 with true-to-history graphics and fresh feeling every season.

    Once again it's just an idea but it looks like a fun and somewhat possible one, if any of you guys get interested. And again, it can be done either for FIFA14 or 16, so if you don't mind I'll just tag people whose opinions I'd love to hear on this.
    Sorry if I forget someone.
    Please feel free to tag others.

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  2. goldmonk

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    It's an interesting concept to say the least
     
  3. fifayoun

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    It seems like a fun idea, an idea I personally also liked and always tried to with FIFA since FIFA 12 (when I still played FIFA on PC).

    However, just an idea, isn't it possible to do it in a more "easier" way by making 2011 the start year of the career and simply making use of Revolution Mod to change assets according to the year? If I am not mistaken it is possible using lua editing to know which year the game is and therefore automatically change the kits/faces/stadiums, etc. without having to manually change folders.
     
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    Yes I tried something like that too some time ago. I would finish my first season by april and wait for new kits to come out for FIFA, then install them one by one and progress to the next season.

    This sounds great. I'm not too familiar with FIFA16's editing capabilities but if we're talking FIFA14 and jenkey's File Loader, it would be really easy. We would just need to create folders such as:

    DB (inside: data/db)
    Faces (inside: data/sceneassets/faces,hair,hairlod,head)
    Stadiums (inside: data/sceneassets/crowdplacement,fx,stadium + ui previews)
    Graphics 10-11 (inside: data/sceneassets/adboard, ball, jerseyfont, kit, kitnumbers, shoe)
    Graphics 11-12
    etc

    Then assign so that the following folders should be read by the game simultaneously: db, faces, stadiums, graphics. Rename the folder Graphics 11-12 to Graphics, and that's what is loaded up, without even quitting the game.

    Then again, if RM16 allows for such assignments like kit_chelseaID_year_home.rx3 and same for adboards, balls, boots, then it would be awesome too. If we could link the career mode year to graphics.
     
  5. ovide

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    I have all fifas from 11 to 16 so I can get the sceneassets
     
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    I have all fifa from 11 to 16 so I can get the sceneassets
     
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    Hi, I'm interested in this project, you could do the db as in fifa11 to start. Could the most important league teams be replaced, but how did the start year change? I know how to edit some bd and graphics but I still need to learn many things, although I will be on vacation so I will have free time.
     
      

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