I did several things. Back everything up first.
First thing I did was export a profile for my 20 man roster and edit it to ensure it drafts Punters. At least so each team has 1 punter. Then went back in the game and imported it to each team. I also made sure in league rules, I chose either the 100yd US fields or a CFL field. In my case its the CFL field.
I then edited the [PUNT8] section of the TeamsPos.dat to look like the following:
5 thru 8 could probably be any type of player, 1 thru 4 are your o-line and punter. For whatever reason I always use a center, even though you dont have to, an o-lineman can snap the ball just fine.
For the punt return, its actually already there, but I changed to speed players as below
Now go into the PDS and create formation, go to Punt and even though it may say no info or no data, click done and you will still get the players on the field that you entered in the TeamsPos.dat.
Save the formation as whatever....I saved as 8manpunt
Do the same above to create a punt return formation by scrolling to puntreturn and doing the same.
Now, you should be able to load each of them when you go to create a play....scroll to Punt or Punt Return and your formations should be there....load, adjust to your liking and test them.
Save them as whatever, i just used the same name as the formations...you now would have a punt and punt return play.
Remember, if your team doesnt yet have a punter, whatever player punts during the playtest likely will shank it. Dont worry, when you assign a punter in the depth chart, he booms it as a punter should.
Open the max utilities and choose edit playbook. Click import play and scroll to punt....it should show your new play. write down the playid for the punt and punt return
go to your maxfb folder and open defaultplays.dat with notepad and you will see this
the 2: and 3: are punt and punt return. type in the playid numbers here to make your plays the defaults for 8 man
this should do it. its working fine for me. If im off on anything its due to poor memory :-)
let me know or maybe Tbird can correct me if i made a mistake.
< Message edited by garysorrell -- 5/14/2007 5:15:23 AM >