Wednesday, 29 October 2014

First impressions about FM 2015 Beta

Blog post 854. First one written from Mac OS :)

Hello dear readers,

I want to arrange discussion of the newest FM 2015 Beta and its numerous features. There are many pros and cons. Let’s try to find out what’s good and bad now in the pre-release version of Football Manager 2015.

Mac OS issues vs Windows 8 issues

Till the latest FM update, it worked very slow with its internal database on my Mac OS. Player profile of other team can be opening for 10-20 seconds. Luckily, this stupid performance bug was fixed and the game become more or less playable. Though I notice it can crash from time to time which can depress anybody quite quickly.

2048 x 1280 resolution is the highest one when I can see smoothly processed animation with High graphics enabled. Unluckily, I have to turn on 150% zoom that eats quite much available space easily. Fonts are little bit blurred due to that but still usable. I wish I could use top Retina resolution playing FM 2015 on my Macbook Pro (Late 2013 release). Hope they will put some optimization efforts on that.

At the same time more stable Windows version performs worse during 3D match. There are no lags when I set Medium graphics settings. However, High graphics doesn't go that smooth as on Mac OS, even with the latest version of NVidia drivers...

Sunday, 26 October 2014

FM 2015 Beta. To play or not to play?

Blog post #853

That is the question. I am not sure if I should start Dream Job story now or wait two weeks till the official release with fix of critical issues.

Surely, I can see many cool things Sports Interactive Games added this year. Revamped UI is awesome, everybody praises the smooth match engine with realistic player moves and ball physics… But there are some problems making me to hesitate much.

Official list of known issues from SI Games

We got this list right with FM Beta release.

 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

AZ story save

Hi guys,

I know some of you will be glad to continue playing it for me:
Download AZ story
Have fun and enjoy Football Manager!

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy
Friday, 24 October 2014

Final AZ story post

Blog post #851

Welcome back to my blog! Dear readers, today I want to tell you how Dresden/AZ story completed. This long and quite complicated journey in Football Manager 2014 is over for me and you now.

Outcome of Dutch Cup

Dutch Cup was my only serious intrigue in the 9th season during two last months. So let me begin with the semi-final encounter against ADO Den Haag.

Semi

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

In one blog post till the story end

Hi my dear readers,

I have some kind of mixed feelings. It always happens when you have to stop playing your current save and switch to a new one. Football Manager 15 Beta will be released this Friday, that is the reason why I decided to accelerate current AZ story. Normally I play matches in Comprehensive mode. For the sake of story progress, all reported matches were played with highlights in Extended/Key mode.

AZ matches

There were no winter transfers this time. The only change: left back Wielinga with Abysmal morale was loaned out because we broke off due to his wish of playing in the first eleven.

As for the results I am pretty happy with them.

AZ matches

 

Friday, 17 October 2014

4-match test for AZ

Blog post #849

Hello dear readers,

The latest 4 matches could either bring my AZ to a group of title contenders or push out of Top 4 decreasing Champions League qualification chances considerably. Away games against Twente and Ajax + home encounter with Groningen could be turn into anything from 0-point story to 3 wins.

Well I passed the test with decent result.

Quite complicated season interval

AZ matches

 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Chasing Top 3

Blog post #848

Hello dear readers,

I am desperately trying to continue the 9th season in FM 2014 feeling upcoming FM 2015 :) It’s really good my AZ turned into very competitive Dutch team, so the story end should be exciting after all.

AZ results

Matches