Is there a way to swap World Cup mode teams with other national teams?

Walker™

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I might be a "bit" late, but since there's the WC this year and since we still don't know if we're going to get a 2022 World Cup DLC or game I downloaded again FIFA 18 to enjoy the World Cup mode.
I was wondering if there was a way to replace the national teams in the WC mode with other national teams that are not featured in that mode but are available in other modes, like Venezuela just to name one, available in the "normal" modes but not available in the World Cup mode even among those teams who didn't qualify.

Since all teams in World Cup mode have been unlocked to be used in the other modes I guess there's a way to do the reverse thing?
 

Walker™

Club Supporter
Little update.
I tried copying all the "lines" of one national team (Bolivia) from the fifa_ng database and adding them in the world_cup database.
I copied the lines from teamstadiumlinks, teams, teamplayerlinks, teamnationlinks, teamkits, players, manager, leagueteamlinks, formations, broadcastleague
Then I imported the edited database with frosty editor. Bolivia appeared as team in the non qualified list among the others, but for some reason player names were not showing.

Then I thought another thing: what if I take a database with all national teams unlocked and try to import it over the world cup database?. So I opened the FIP 5.1 patch with the File Explorer (took me more than 2h to wait for it to open ffs) and extracted the fifa_ng database which has the unlocked teams from the WC mode and imported it over the world cup db with Frosty (unfortunately mods which uses the file explorer don't work for me, I guess it has something to do with the Win 10 version) and it kinda works!!!
All the other national teams are now available in WC mode although with some cons: some faces and logos are not working for those teams.

I'm happy so far, but not entirely happy because I'm not using a "clean" db, but a db which was meant to be used with the rest of the FIP mod, so there are some logos mixed up in the "vanilla" mode. I'd like to make my own DB without touching the rest.
So does anyone know how to unlock the World Cup teams for the other game modes? I guess that it works in both ways: as you can unlock the WC teams in the vanilla game you can unlock the vanilla NT in the world cup mode in the same way
 

Walker™

Club Supporter
New update. Sorry for all these posts, but perhaps someone might be interested in this "project" of mine.
I tried again importing Bolivia from the vanilla database to the world cup database and apparent I was missing one table, playernames, which explains why I didn't see any name the first time.
I managed to import the whole team. The only known problems so far are the missing logos (for some reasons the game in World Cup mode won't load the normal assets and I don't know how to add IDs in the frosty editor instead of replacing existing logos) and the goalkeeper kit and minikit. The goalkeeper kit is a generic one (generic even for a team with an unlicensed kit...) while the minikit is blank. It's weird because the home and away kits and minikits are loaded with no issues.
I'm planning to import in the WC database the missing national teams and release the database here. As said, perhaps there might be someone interested, and in any case it doesn't hurt anyone if I release it.

People might wonder why I'm still working at this if I got the unlocked database working in World Cup. Well I don't like mashing up things which are meant to be used in other ways. The database from the FIP mod feels not complete without the rest of the mods which I can't use, and in any case I'd like to keep an experience as close as possible to the vanilla one, since the database has some changes in the roster
 

Walker™

Club Supporter
So here I am once again, after importing all the missing national teams.
From the fifa_ng database I copied the values of the 11 missing teams from these tables: teamstadiumlinks, teams, teamplayerlinks, teamnationlinks, teamkits, players, playernames, manager, leagueteamlinks, formations, broadcastleague, defaultteamdata and default_teamsheets

All the 11 missing national teams appear in the World Cup mode. Known issues:
  • Missing crests and logos for the imported teams
  • Missing GK kit and minikit for the imported teams
  • Game closes upon saving or loading a World Cup tournament from the main menu or finishing a match. The game closes like Alt+F4 are pressed, there is no crash dump. This doesn't prevent you from playing the world cup since the game autosaves and if you go into load tournament and select the autosave you can keep playing although it's an hassle having to reopen the game after every single match. I guess there something more I need to import in the database. When I imported the unlocked FIP db over the world cup database the game didn't have this issue
Attached to this post there's a zip files with the database and the xml, feel free to explore and edit it if you want and there's the fbmod.
I hope there's someone who can figure out why the game keeps closing on its own
 

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Walker™

Club Supporter
And once more here I am, with some interesting news nontheless. In my quest for getting a working db I may have hit a nice milestone.
As always I ran other tests yesterday and today: this time I tried something different, instead of getting the missing teams from fifa_ng.db I tried the reverse thing, getting all the teams and stadiums in the world cup database and importing them in the fifa_ng.db. I thought about this since I was successfully playing using the FIP unlocked database imported over the WC database.
But it didn't work as I hoped, the game kept crashing.

Then today I tried something different, and don't know why I decided to try this: I imported the custom world cup database over the vanilla world cup database as always and at the same time I imported the unlocked fifa_ng database over the vanilla fifa_ng and the World Cup is now working flawlessly!!! No more crashes upon saving or finishing a match. But there's one new problem, the game now crashes while playing other normal modes like kick off, once you hit play the game closes.
So I tried another thing. I imported the unlocked FIP 5.1 db over fifa_ng and my custom world cup db over the vanilla world cup db and this time it seems it's really working flawlessly with no crashes whatsoever. The only minor issue might be the fact that as I said in the second post this database was meant to be part of a bigger mod, which I can't use due to Win10, so there might be some missing GK jerseys and logos here and there.

I'm really happy so far, I hit a huge milestone considering I started with nothing, in the coming days I'll try to get my customs database to work without relying on the FIP one. I'll keep you posted as always
 

RobbieD_PL

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Also you might want to check it hasn’t broken the career mode if you try to advance past sep 16th
Hi @Rizzaldio I tried writing a PM to you to ask about how I can remake the anthems soundbank for FIFA16 which you helped me out with after I extracted the audio from 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. If you'd be able to tell me how to recreate that soundbank using your tool or any other method, I will really really appreciate it.

I need to remake some anthems because a couple of anthems have changed (Mauritania since 2017) & Kosovo now has a real EA ID. I also want to add more anthems for Womens' national teams.
 

robmar85

Reserve Team
Hi @Rizzaldio I tried writing a PM to you to ask about how I can remake the anthems soundbank for FIFA16 which you helped me out with after I extracted the audio from 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. If you'd be able to tell me how to recreate that soundbank using your tool or any other method, I will really really appreciate it.

I need to remake some anthems because a couple of anthems have changed (Mauritania since 2017) & Kosovo now has a real EA ID. I also want to add more anthems for Womens' national teams.
Kosovo already has the original ID? What?
 

Skoczek

Starting XI
Hi @Rizzaldio I tried writing a PM to you to ask about how I can remake the anthems soundbank for FIFA16 which you helped me out with after I extracted the audio from 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. If you'd be able to tell me how to recreate that soundbank using your tool or any other method, I will really really appreciate it.

I need to remake some anthems because a couple of anthems have changed (Mauritania since 2017) & Kosovo now has a real EA ID. I also want to add more anthems for Womens' national teams.
Kosovo already has the original ID? What?
huh?
 

fabio bernabei

Club Supporter
i have fifa 18 world cup i want to try to edit teams cg file explorer 18 but i don't understand how it works if you show yourself via video i will be happy thanks
 


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