Friday, 19 October 2012

Nottingham Forest story started!

Hello dear readers,

Football Manager 2013 beta didn’t allow me to sleep well enough. I have been often waking up during night, taking look at my clock, realizing its too early, falling asleep again… I have just woke up after alarm which had been set up for 6:00. Normally I get up at 7 o’clock to have breakfast and prepare myself for leaving home for my job.

This morning I felt I can’t resist myself to get the Forest story started!

So here are my first steps in the story.

First of all I deleted all fake files in the following folder: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2013 Beta\data\db\1300\lnc\all\"

As you know thus any FM gamer can cancel fake Germany team and other less significant database restrictions.

Then the Game has been started with thrill of joy!


Selection of leagues in FM 2013

Well I selected only several major European countries because my laptop is not that impressive by performance. Nice but not super speedy.

By the way, 2 weeks ago I upgraded it manually setting Intel SSD drive (330 series) and 8GB instead 4GB of RAM. It gave a great speed-up in sense of loading/saving operations for any Windows software including Football Manager.

Football Manager 2013 - Leagues Choice

Game overview screen

I selected all English leagues and 2 leagues per each other chosen nation. It seems enough for me. Database Size is surely large. All leagues marked playable to get more more players in database.

Pay attention Enable Player Attribute Masking is enabled to make game more realistic. Additionally, I turned of Allow First Transfer Budgets helping myself to skip the first transfer window.

FM 2013 - New Game Overview

My personal details

Here you can see one of the first small FM13 beta bugs. The description for Past Playing Experience doesn’t fit into its area. No chance to read what is going after “The…” on my laptop screen. Well I can live with that :-) My screen has 1366x768 resolution, by the way.

Personail Details

Team To Manage

Last but least. You voted for Nottingham Forest in the poll, and I select it with proud!

My FM 2013 choice is Nottingham Forest

Forest in FM13

As you may see above Nottingham Forest has a media prediction to finish at the 14th place. So it’s going to be a tough first season for me!

The next Forest post is going to be about squad analysis. However, it won’t be the next post at all. I am going to provide you with my traditional list of best FM13 free players tomorrow! Similar to this one for FM12.

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.