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Creation Master Help! Teams locked (padlock) after using CM16

Discussion in 'FIFA 16 Editing Forum' started by Hasan Sas, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Hasan Sas

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    - Did a fresh install of FIFA16
    - carefully did an 'online' import of Fifa17 rosters
    - ran the regenerate bh in CM
    - when I open Fifa16 my teams are locked with the picture of a padlock over them

    Can anyone help here?

    Also - what directories in FIFA16 do I need to back up once I get this straightened out and before I do any more experiments?

    Much thanks.
     
  2. marcas

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    I haven't used the CM function for importing Fifa 17 rosters, so I don't know how well it works. But I do know that there are tons of things that can go wrong, and CM has it's bugs here and there. Since you started with a clean vanilla DB, nothing is lost anyway. I would suggest that you start with a tested DB that has already been converted. The first thing that comes to mind is FIFA Infinity Patch, but there are a few other BD's with the Fifa 17 roster that have been converted for Fifa 16 already. Perhaps use that as a base instead.

    The usual folders that you need to backup are:

    data\db
    data\loc
    dlc\dlc_FootballCompEng\dlc\FootballCompEng\data\compdata


    This can of course change if you add more mods, so keep an eye out for changes here as you go about modding.
     
  3. Hasan Sas

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    Thanks so much Marcas. Is there any way you could point me to an already converted fifa17 data file?
     
  4. Hasan Sas

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    I'm sure you mean that those files are where your game is installed and not under windows documents or user settings right?
    Also. I understand that you either have to edit in Fifa16 OR in Creation Master but not both.
     
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    My first thought is the suggested Fifa Infinity Patch that I mentioned in my previous post - this is because this one has been edited already to be ready-to-play.

    I do have a Fifa 17 DB file, but it would require more edits in order to work properly for Fifa 16. This is because there are lots of graphics, attributes, teams, stadiums, and other stuff that exists in the F17 DB, but aren't available in the F16 game.

    Yes those folders are located in the Fifa 16 game folder. The files in "My Documents" are just your controller settings, squad files, and career saves. Note that if you edit the DB, your career saves become "broken", and will not load with the new edited DB.

    I don't understand the question or statement. :blush:
     
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    Thank you for your patience sir. It looks like Origin has moved the file locations for Fifa17. When I attempt to use CM16 to import Fifa17 date my files still remain 'locked' inside the game. Here is what I have done:
    1 - refreshed the files in Fifa17 by resetting them.
    2 - Open CM16 and use Rinaldos utility to do an online update from 17. It takes me here and gives me the choice of three squads to choose from but none of them have today's date ion it so I'm not sure what to do.

    upload_2017-11-22_18-21-10.png

    Any further ideas for me? This us really frustrating since I now own bith games but can't play either. (Fifa17 won't run smoothly with my CPU.)

    Much thanks.
     
  7. marcas

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    First go into Fifa 17 game and choose to download the latest squads. Then check "My Documents" again.
     
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    Marcas - As you suggested I restored my squads in Fifa17 and then exited the game. The files under my documents were unchanged. Next I opened Fifa17 and edited my custom squad by releasing a player to free agent and then exited the game again. NOW there are changes under my documents:
    upload_2017-11-25_17-56-40.png

    I don't want to break Fifa16 again but I am going to carefully back it up and then try one more time to import "Squads20171125174714" using CM16.
     
  9. marcas

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    Cool, try it and write us back with how it went. As I said before, CM16 has it's bugs here and there, and so there is no guarantee that the said function works flawlessly.
     
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    Marcas thanks for all of your help. I did try to import a FIFA17 roster into FIFA16 and it corrupted the files again with teams 'locked'. Unless I can locate a 'clean' FIFA16 roster that someone else converted from FIFA17 I'm going to give up for now and just play. My very last question is this - can I edit some aspects of my rosted in CM16 and some aspects from within FIFA16 or will that result in corruption? I heard somewhere that you have to use one program or the other but not both at the same time.

    Once again thanks.
     
  11. marcas

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    Dude, I done told you like twice already: There ARE already updated rosters AND converted DB's available. Just have a search at FifaInfinity or Moddingway, or perhaps even on this forum! Many DB's are available for download.


    AFAIK you can only edit either externally OR internally. Should you make in-game edits, your edits in CM16 will be overridden. So in short: You can NOT use both at the same time.

    I'm sorry if I came out harsh, but I wanted to make it clear. :-paul:

    Peace & love :rhizome:
     
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    No problem. You've been nothing but generous and patient.
     
      

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