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Adding teams to the game - 2/1/2008 11:47:23 PM   
Dozer

 

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Hello everyone. I just purchased this game this morning and am at work and have installed it yet. I have been looking at the forums and would like to use this game primarily for college football. I have found several college teams to download but was wondering what the proceedure is for loading teams and field art to the game. Again, it may be obvious once I'm in the game but haven't gotten that far yet. I just to excited to wait!! Thanks for your help.
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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 12:47:24 AM   
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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.

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 12:56:19 AM   
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Thanks for the great information.  I will give it a shot tonight and see what happens.

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 1:15:48 AM   
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The main thing to remember here, is that 'teams' can be misleading.

There are tons of uniforms on FBMAX that can be dropped into the game, its fairly simple.

As for an actual team, as in a roster, thats different. Max doesnt have a feature for exporting and importing a team into the game. Teams are all contained in a league file. Its a single file that contains all info regarding a league and the teams in that league.

Im not sure if there are many, if any actual leagues yet. So currently, you would have to actually create the teams, player by player if you want any real college or pro teams. Otherwise it's the fictional guys.

I would guess that as jdhalfracks editor is used more, we will see some actual rosters. I also think many people are waiting for the next update before starting any big projects.

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 1:20:43 AM   
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quote:

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!


Well you also have to accept the 'Are you sure you want to do this because these are the consequences...' warning that is displayed  So hopefully that dialog prevents most accidents.

And as a side note, that functionality has been changed for v2.2. On the warning dialog you are given the option to leave your current team rosters in tact.. so it only wipes out the seasons and stats.. but the rosters remain.

thanks
David

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 1:21:28 AM   
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Oh yes...

welcome Dozer.

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 1:36:51 AM   
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So...the college teams I found were on FBmax. Is it possible to just place those teams in a folder and use them in Arcade mode? I'm sorry, without ever seeing the full game yet, maybe I shouldn't be asking questions. However, I have at least another couple of hours in the office and I'm really curious.

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 1:58:04 AM   
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On second thought. Let me install the game and take a look at the manual. I appreciate all of the responses and look forward to learning more about the game and the community. Thanks again. I'll be back after I understand what I'm asking.

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 2:06:52 AM   
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quote:

So...the college teams I found were on FBmax. Is it possible to just place those teams in a folder and use them in Arcade mode?


Yes, set up the league you would like and drop the uniforms folders (home & away) into the team folders.

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 3:41:48 AM   
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Im hoping Dozer understands what I posted earlier.

Are you looking for uniforms only, or actual teams with rosters?

Im sure what you see on FBMAX are simply team and field art.

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/2/2008 10:49:08 PM   
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Well...adding new teams has become the least of my issues. I have installed the game several times and each time when I select play, I get an error message saying that ActiveX cannot be activated and then a second message, "Unable to access database". Below is some information about my system:

OS - Vista Home Basic
CPU - Athlon 64 X2 5400+ dual core
RAM - 2 GB
GPU - (2) Nvidia 8600 GTs, 512 MB running in SLI

One last issue is that when I uninstall the game I am unable to run other games, rFactor, COD4, etc., without reinstalling DirectX. I have looked through the message board and have been unable to see anything that speaks to this type of problem. Any ideas? Thanks for your help.

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RE: Adding teams to the game - 2/3/2008 1:30:42 AM   
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Vista requires you to be a system administrator to install the game.

Check the security settings of your vista user account. That's the most common cause for these errors.

Also, the one of the very last steps you need to do for the installation is Install Matrix Games components and DirectX. Please ensure you do both... in otherwords, do not 'unckeck' the checkmarks.

thanks
David

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