From: Husker in california
Heres something i wrote for another person on here .
Well if you want you can start the game and under play I belive its says manual. Click on that and you can get an APDF manual that you can use until you get your hard copy. You can also get the manual up by selecting it from the Manuals folder on the hard drive in the MatrixGames\MaximumFootball folder.
Ok or you can go to screen after you click play. You`ll see league game - click that . You`ll see screen pop up - click New League. Another screen pops up asking name of league, weeks and rules. Set league the way you want .
After that go back to previous screen. There, click on Create Team. Another screen will pop up; do all info on Patriots. Then you go and Create Team for each. AFTER You get all teams done, on your league's main screen, click Change View until you see League Structure. There you can make divisions and conferences, and just move teams into right areas.
Now you can do a couple different things. The first would be to hit New Season, and it will take you to a draft where it will fill your teams up. Then after that it take you throught to training camp, which doesn't take long then after the season is ready.
This back tracking a bit, but I find its better to go slow. When you fill out the team information, pick out playbooks you like and team profiles for use in the draft. Also, I think it's easier after each team is created, look up your game on hard drive and, and find league you created. Put uniforms in each team's folder in the league folder. Just copy and paste them from another league or from uniforms you may have downloaded. I believe all uniforms are at fbmax.com. On that website look under NFL uniforms if you want to do an NFL style league. Also look under unsorted files, there are uniforms there too.
Now you can edit players on teams by using game utility screen at the stats, or use max FB DATABASE EDITOR v 1.5. I usually use the game editor, but I'm starting to get the hang of using JD's database editor.
Well, I hope this helps you out a little. I know its confussing at first, but like I said, check out the manual at start of game. That will help some. There are also many great community members here to help answer questions. I was in your boat one time too, and I still ask questions 2 yrs later.
One last IMPORTANT THING: on your league screen, never hit reset. If you do, you'll wipe out all your league games info and rosters. You'll just have all your teams left. I have done that a couple of times. Ouch!
By the way , i wish i was farther along with my ncaa subdivison teams or i guess it use to be called NCAA DIV 2 , I pretty much created another 121 college teams , but i need to check each in the game to see how they look . So i hope next weekend to have some or all posted . That takes time , plus i`m downloading stadiums at fbmax for other members . Made these a yr ago , from unpacked stadiums others made . So trying to zip and send over 135 is a time consumimg .
Feel free to ask any questions of me if you need to , i`ll try to answer , or try and steer to right guy.