Concacaf Forum - Fifa 08

donovanfan3456

Reserve Team
Concacaf Champions League

banderling;2524511 said:
http://concacaf.com/view_article.aspx?id=4171

US Open Cup is worth one of the CCL berths supposedly... Though why this doesn't mean that Chicago goes ahead of Chivas as the next runner-up in the Eastern Conference, I have no idea. Supposedly the third US seed goes to the Open Cup winner and the 4th seed goes to the MLS Cup Runner-up, but they gave USA4 to Chivas as the Supporter's Shield runner-up.

It's because Chivas USA was the third in overall points. Also New England won the US open cup and was the runner up of the MLS cup.

I hate the idea of the runner up of the MLS cup to be in the champions league. Let it be at least the top three of the regular season and MLS cup winner. Then the regular season can mean more. And to get top points. I would be happy with the top four teams of the regular season to go.

At least to the USL teams can make it if they win the U.S. Open cup.

Just to say, with the way that the tournament structure works in Fifa 08. It's like impossible to make it work exactly like it works in real life in the game without causing duplicate teams to happen in the Champions League. We have to make it the top four MLS teams to make the Champions League. And then the whole Canada/USA spots also screw things up with Toronto FC.
 

banderling

Club Supporter
Ahhh, so you can only have one source for the CCL berths... What if you give the top four places in the Open Cup berths to the CCL while making it consist of all the American teams in USL and MLS? Then have a seperate playoff for the Canadian berth between Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto?

I know it gives practically zero meaning to the MLS regular season and MLS Cup, but at least all the teams that conceibvably CAN make it to the CCL can still do so. You could also at least make the top MLS teams get a bye for the earlier rounds.

I'm also wondering if any Carribean teams are going in? Then we could have a separate playoff between them and Puerto Rico?

I take it the FA Cup doesn't give a berth to the UEFA Cup in FIFA 08 then? That's just abd coding on EA's part... Its not that difficult to have it eliminate teams and take the next highest-ranking to remove the possibility of doubles... I wondered why that happend in previous patches I've used in FIFA. Bummer.

If you don't do it, I'll just alter the patch for my own enjoyment. I have enough knowledge of the editor to do at least that much. ;)

Thanks Donovanfan... Your work is GREATLY appreciated. I just wonder how a Brazilian became a fan of Landon Donovan in the first place. ;)

edit: oh yeah... Just curious if you will include the Club World Cup... I obviously plan to use this for Manager Mode. I'll also be adding promotion and relegation beween MLS and USL to somewhat simulate MLS expansion over the comming years.... Feel free to add in some interesting Youth Players for us to find if you like as well. ;)
 

TGer

Club Supporter
donovanfan3456;2525310 said:
The USL 1 is basically done. Although i will have to do some updating for a second version a little later.

Battery Kits are 2007 version. And the away kits for Seattle are a guess because no photos are available yet. Also Rochester home is not done yet because the photo for this kit just came out.

I uploaded the link to my newworldsoccer for USL 1, but it is acting extremely weird lately by not showing stuff immediately on the site. I'm going to try to resolve it.

But here is a link directly to the page.
http://www.newworldsoccer.com/2008/05/usl-1-cmp-for-fifa-08.html

Looks like a great patch, I don't understand how to install it though, can someone explain this to me

Thanks
 

adairma

Club Supporter
Donovanfan,

Thanks for releasing the patch !!!! I downloaded the USL patch and used CM to install. I'm glad to have something to play with, and realize you intend to roll out enhancements and bug fixes in the next version. Not sure how you want to track defects, so here is a list based on my first game experience:

>no USL team names are showing up
>USL league name not showing up
>crash in setup for manager mode at "are you sure you want to sign with . ."
>timbers jersey numbers on front overlap with logo - should be below
>timbers jersey numbers on back are too big and overlap with logo
 

donovanfan3456

Reserve Team
adairma;2526249 said:
Donovanfan,

Thanks for releasing the patch !!!! I downloaded the USL patch and used CM to install. I'm glad to have something to play with, and realize you intend to roll out enhancements and bug fixes in the next version. Not sure how you want to track defects, so here is a list based on my first game experience:

>no USL team names are showing up
>USL league name not showing up
>crash in setup for manager mode at "are you sure you want to sign with . ."
>timbers jersey numbers on front overlap with logo - should be below
>timbers jersey numbers on back are too big and overlap with logo

The only thing I can think of for those missing names is that your using a differnent language than english. I don't know why it's crashing on manager mode. I had to do a quick update of the U.S. Open Cup before releasing, so perhaps something went wrong, be as my testing went okay.

I'll fix that other stuff. If you see anything else, let me know.

Thanks for your help.
 

donovanfan3456

Reserve Team
banderling;2525342 said:
I take it the FA Cup doesn't give a berth to the UEFA Cup in FIFA 08 then? That's just abd coding on EA's part... Its not that difficult to have it eliminate teams and take the next highest-ranking to remove the possibility of doubles... I wondered why that happend in previous patches I've used in FIFA. Bummer.

;)

If it's not difficult, how do you do it? It definitly not done by editing table rstg and table team lookup.

I think the winner of the FA cup does qualify, but ea somehow rigs the game so that it does work and not have doubles.
 

banderling

Club Supporter
Well, I can't do it... I'm just saying conceptually it isn't difficult... Oh well. c'est la vie! Too bad EA isn't mod-friendly with these games even though there is such a sizable community of dedicated modders.
 

donovanfan3456

Reserve Team
banderling;2526302 said:
Well, I can't do it... I'm just saying conceptually it isn't difficult... Oh well. c'est la vie! Too bad EA isn't mod-friendly with these games even though there is such a sizable community of dedicated modders.

I hoped that you could, oh well. :rolleyes:

That is one thing i wish we could edit better. World Cup 06 had specific stuff to do set exact fixtures, the struture was a little different.

I hope that EA changes the structure in the data somehow so that we can organize the tournaments more close to real life.

Having said all of that, the game is more easy to edit that it has ever been. Back in Fifa 04, you couldn't even make new tournaments.
 

adairma

Club Supporter
donovanfan3456;2526282 said:
The only thing I can think of for those missing names is that your using a differnent language than english. I don't know why it's crashing on manager mode. I had to do a quick update of the U.S. Open Cup before releasing, so perhaps something went wrong, be as my testing went okay.

I'll fix that other stuff. If you see anything else, let me know.

Thanks for your help.

Ah, yes, I should have told you that I downloaded a German version. I'm going to go buy the North American version this evening and try again. I'll let you know if that changes the blank name issue. Also note that the Timbers jersey numbers issue I mentioned is only on the Home green jersey.
 

donovanfan3456

Reserve Team
adairma;2526520 said:
Ah, yes, I should have told you that I downloaded a German version. I'm going to go buy the North American version this evening and try again. I'll let you know if that changes the blank name issue. Also note that the Timbers jersey numbers issue I mentioned is only on the Home green jersey.

I'm not sure you have to buy the North American version to make it work. I would just try to switch the names ger.db to eng.db and vica versa. It will make your text in the game all english, but you would be able to see the names. this would be in the EA Sports\Fifa 08\data\cmn\fe directory

I don't know for sure though. I don't know what happens exactly when creation master is used accross regions. I think it should work from my understanding of how the data is stored, but language differences could give some issus.

Or if you could select english when you start up the game, that should work also.

Like in my version I can select spanish and english.
 

Khris Watkins

Club Supporter
Hey, donovan - I'm back in the game...Been kinda busy over here so I havent been on the map lately - but I downloaded the patch and will be trying it out tonight...Thanks for the credit - I'm just trying to help...

I have made some more flags and Adboards - Atlanta and Carolina if you want to implement those into an update - or I can upload them here - whatever you want...

So, are we going to do USL-2? If so then let me know and I'll start on Harrisburg...Thanks, man!!!
 

donovanfan3456

Reserve Team
Khris Watkins;2526900 said:
Hey, donovan - I'm back in the game...Been kinda busy over here so I havent been on the map lately - but I downloaded the patch and will be trying it out tonight...Thanks for the credit - I'm just trying to help...

I have made some more flags and Adboards - Atlanta and Carolina if you want to implement those into an update - or I can upload them here - whatever you want...

So, are we going to do USL-2? If so then let me know and I'll start on Harrisburg...Thanks, man!!!

i'm already working on Richmond and Cleveland. Made the kits already.
 

katracho

Youth Team
Jayko;2520665 said:
Hey katracho, I have downloaded the patch easy share page, but it didnt work. I try by renaming its extension but nothing happened instead an error ocurred with CM08, could you repost the LIGA NACIONAL with its modifications! PLease,
Thanks.

sorry jayko y lost a lot all the info cause my pc crashed so i have to do the job again but it going to take a while, beside that the minikit patch is really cool nice work, i have all the kit if you like y can send them to you! that i could save and a olimpia.cmp
 

donovanfan3456

Reserve Team
katracho;2527963 said:
sorry jayko y lost a lot all the info cause my pc crashed so i have to do the job again but it going to take a while, beside that the minikit patch is really cool nice work, i have all the kit if you like y can send them to you! that i could save and a olimpia.cmp


Gee, I would think that somebody would have it downloaded so you could get it back, unfortunately I didn't download it, so I can't help
 

donovanfan3456

Reserve Team
By the way, I uploaded Richmond and Cleveland City of USL 2 to www.newworldsoccer.com. I'm going to work on Bermuda and Willmington next.

you have to look down on the website, because I'm putting up some old files on the new site.
 

TGer

Club Supporter
can anyone explain to me how to install the USL patch the most efficiently, is their a specific cmp file, I can't figure it out.

Thanks in advance
 

donovanfan3456

Reserve Team
TGer;2530402 said:
can anyone explain to me how to install the USL patch the most efficiently, is their a specific cmp file, I can't figure it out.

Thanks in advance

one the www.newworldsoccer.com website. Click on the advertisement of the patch.
Then click on the filefront or bigupload download icon. download file.

you need to have creation master installed (if you don't have it, you can download it at www.sweetpatch.com), open creation master and open the data, go to patch, load, and then select the .CMP of the USL league. Load, and save, it should be ready.
 


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