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    Patch +v5

    New update, new patch, new instructions too.

    What is this?
    This is a patch which combines the most recent release from the Update team with the latest discoveries from the Patches forum. It incorporates the March 2018 update, Tapani's 2.22 patch, the latest renaming patch, and other smaller things from the Patches forum like the restructuring of certain leagues.

    In short, it's a patch that is designed to make the game as realistic as possible for 2018.






    Here are the changes from v4 to v5:
    Spoiler!

    A complete list of changes from Tapani 2.22 to +v5 (known issues included at the end):
    Spoiler!


    What do I need to play?
    You will need a new Data folder and a new cm0102.exe file to play. Please read the rest of this post fully. There is an additional step here compared to previous patches.

    Data folder:
    The following Data folder must be used: Data.zip. The data here is 99% based on the update team's March 2018 release, so full credit to them. In order for the data to be compatible with the new cm0102.exe, some alterations had to be made, which means that the above data folder is essential. No other Data folder will be compatible with this patch, only the one linked above. Delete the Data folder in your Championship Manager folder and extract/unzip the new Data folder from Data.zip. Copy and paste that Data folder into your Championship Manager folder.

    In addition to this, you will need the city.dat file from the March 2018 update. Download the March 2018 update from here and copy and paste the city.dat file from that into the Data folder in your Championship Manager folder. (The reason for this extra step is give the update team a better reflection of how many people use their work. Previously some people might've just waited for the +v5/4/3 patch to come out and not download their update at all. This way everyone downloads their release too, giving the update team a better idea of how many people appreciate their work.)

    Now you just need a new cm0102.exe.

    cm0102.exe:
    Your game needs to have been updated to version 3.9.68. You can check what version you're currently using by starting a game and looking to the top left hand corner. If it doesn't say 3.9.68 (or 3.9.68T), you'll need to update your game. Download the official 3.9.68 patch from here and run it. The vast majority of updates and patches are built for 3.9.68 so updating to this version is essential.

    Next, a little background for people new to this forum. The new cm0102.exe you'll be playing with will be 95% based on the last patch released by a coding guru from these parts named Tapani, patch 2.22.

    In his patches, Tapani allowed users to select a few options:

    • Game start year: Allows users to set the season the game will begin in. For this patch this option is locked to 2017.
    • Game speed: The speed at which the game displays things to you, most notably the match day commentary and how quickly the game continues when you're holidaying. Set it to x200 and the game will fly by. Note that this is not the same as increasing the game's processing (loading) speed. Users can choose speeds of x0.5, default, x2, x4, x6, x8, x20 or x200.
    • Idle sensitivity: This prevents the game from using your computer's full processing power when it doesn't need to. For example if you're just looking at a player in your squad screen, the game isn't processing much information and so doesn't need to use a lot of power. Previously the game would just use full power regardless, but with this enabled it will prevent that. This in turn will stop your computer from overheating, causing unneccessary wear and tear to your device. Users can choose options for both desktop or laptop computers.
    • Window: This changes the resolution at which cm0102 is displayed, with widescreen modes now being an option. Users can choose from resolutions of 720x480, 800x600 (default), 1024x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x800, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1366x768 or 1400x900. If you're not sure which to pick, just stick with the default 800x600.
    • Disable unprotected contracts: This will prevent contracts from becoming unprotected. A feature which looked like it could be a prominent thing IRL in 2002 when the game was released, but very rarely occurs today. People can choose to undo this feature if desired, but if they enjoy it and are used to it in-game then they can request for it to not be disabled.
    • Coloured attributes: Players attributes are coloured on a sliding scale of red (20) to grey (1) scale. An example can be seen here.
    • Hide non-public bids: A human manager will always be alerted to AI bids for players on their shortlist, regardless of whether an AI team makes that bid public or not. With this turned on, AI clubs can now quietly sign players who are on your shortlist without you receiving any alerts about their bids in your News feed.
    • Development / benchmark mode: Allowed users to run several instances of cm0102 to test tactics. This feature is broken in 2.22 so it is locked to No for this patch.


    Most users will be surprised to learn of the existence of Tapani's 2.22 patch (or to give it its full title: 2.22-wip0): it's his 2.21.1 patch with a small (3-5%) processing speed optimization. It was posted in the Programming forum two years ago to the day almost.
    Spoiler!


    I'm a bit uneasy about making public something he had posted privately. But, given the calibre of his previous work I felt it was better to make use of it rather than let it sit mostly unused on his server for two years.

    Unfortunately, Tapani's 2.22 will not be compatible with the new data folder we'll be using above. Therefore, people are going to have to request an exe via the form below if they want to play with their preferred Tapani options. I will then create the exe with Tapani 2.22 and modify it so it will be compatible with the new data. The exes will be created by using a program called Flex, released by a user named JohnLocke a few years ago. Without his work the creation of multiple exes like this would be impossible, so big credit to him. His tools make creating patches so much easier for everyone.

    Before filling the form out for your new desired exe, check post #2 to see if it has already been uploaded. If it has not been, then fill out the form below with the options you want and post it in this thread. As mentioned earlier, this exe is only for 2017 and the development / benchmark mode no longer works, so those options have been omitted. A final option that you can request this year regards the values in the game. If you wish to have realistic 2017/18 figures, say Yes for the New values option. If not, say No. The new values look like this (screenshots from the October 2017 update):





    Requesting an exe:

    Requests will probably be met with dwindling enthusiasm so be sure to get yours in early. Again, make sure that your desired exe hasn't already been requested by checking post #2. If you are comfortable with using Flex, then you can create an exe yourself by jumping to the Flex users part below. If you're unfamiliar with Flex then simply ignore the previous line and proceed to the exe request form directly below.

    Game speed:
    Idle sensitivity:
    Window:
    Disable unprotected contracts:
    Coloured attributes:
    Hide non-public bids:
    New values:

    Once the new cm0102.exe you desire is available, download and extract/unzip it. Delete the cm0102.exe in your Championship Manager folder and copy and paste the new cm0102.exe into your Championship Manager folder. If you have the new Data folder too then you are ready to play. Nothing more needs to be downloaded: to reiterate, the Tapani patch, renaming patch, latest updates are all already incorporated into the Data folder and exes in this thread.

    Flex users:
    If you are not familiar with using Flex then you can ignore this part. For those that do use it, then you can create an exe yourself by doing the following:
    Spoiler!


    Optional files:
    Here are the .patches used in making +v5: .patches collection. These are only here to satisfy other patchers' curiosity and for those that want to try applying them to different exes or databases. No need to download for the vast majority of users.

    So, to summarise the instructions:
    1. Install the game and apply the official 3.9.68 patch.
    2. Download the new Data folder and extract it. Delete the Data folder currently in your Championship Manager folder and paste the new Data folder in there.
    3. Download the March 2018 update and extract the city.dat file only. Copy and paste it into your new Data folder.
    4. Select, or if necessary request, an exe in post #2. Download the exe, extract it and paste it into your Championship Manager folder, overwriting the file already there.
    5. Play.

    I've added a bug list/FAQs to post #3. If you have any issues with the patch, please read that post first as it is likely your issue will have already been addressed.
    Last edited by saturn; 02-10-18 at 08:03 AM. Reason: Added new zipped Tapani 2.22 link


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    The exes will be first split in two: those with the New values and those without. After that they will be split by Game Speed. They will then finally be ordered by Window size (smallest first), then Idle Sensitivity (desktop, laptop, off), and then the other options. All further exes will go in this post.

    Don't forget that you need the new Data files from post #1 as well as a new exe.

    New values exes:

    Game Speed: x200

    Game Speed: x20

    Game Speed: x8

    Game Speed: x4

    Game Speed: x2

    Game Speed: default

    Old values exes:

    Game Speed: x200

    Game Speed: x8

    Game Speed: x4

    Game Speed: x2

    Game Speed: default
    Last edited by saturn; 26-08-18 at 02:48 PM.

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    Here is where all known bugs, errors and common FAQs are listed.




    Pre-game issues: Errors that prevent you from starting a new game.

    • v3.9.68 index..cpp 5809 error(s): There is a mismatch between the Data folder and cm0102.exe used.
      Solution: Download an exe from post#2.

    • v3.9.68T Setup..cpp 1672 error: You are missing the city.dat file in your Data folder.
      Solution: Download the March 2018 update and copy and paste the city.dat file from there into your Data folder.

    • Game freezes during 'Initialising game data': You have the wrong euro.cfg file in your Data folder.
      Solution: Delete the euro.cfg file that's currently in your Data folder, and copy and paste the euro.cfg file from the Data folder in post#1.

    • Unable to find the GERMAN_FIRST_DIVISION index (and many other indexes): There is a mismatch between the Data folder and cm0102.exe used.
      Solution: Download the Data folder from post#1.





    Hard crashes: These are bugs that will cause your game to crash, and upon reloading your game will crash again in the same manner (usually on the same date). These bugs are terminal to a save game, though modifications to your exe may still be able to save them.

    • Argentine Primera B Nacional Average Points bug:
      A bug that has been present since 3.9.60, this is caused by the Average Points table in the Argentine Primera B Nacional being coded incorrectly. In fact, most of the Argentine Primera B is coded wrong, with teams from Group 1 much more likely to reach the playoffs at the end of the season. The crash will occur on August 1st as that is the date the game will try and reset the Argentine league tables for the new season. Not selecting the Argentine league will result in this bug not occurring. Save games may be salvageable by using a modified exe.

    • English National League North. 78:
      Slightly different from the other bugs in this category in that it will only occur when creating a new game. This is caused by clicking the 'Select All' button in the 'Select League(s)' screen, and then deselecting England. This results in the game trying to load the English National League North without the English league itself being selected, hence the crash.

    • Season update bug:
      The game will crash when the season updates in July, usually during the second of the two summer updates. The cause is unknown but the solution is to change the compatibility mode of the cm0102.exe (right click on the cm0102.exe file and click on the Compatibility tab and select one of the options). This seems to occur a lot for Windows 10 users: setting the compatibility mode to Windows XP (Service Pack 3) seems to fix the issue, but different compatibility modes work for others.

    • transfer_offer..cpp 153:
      Seems to be quite a rare crash, caused by something introduced in +v4 (currently trying to track down what that something is). Given that it's to do with transfers, the bug can probably occur regardless of the league(s) selected. Save games may be salvageable by using a modified exe.





    Soft crashes: These are bugs that will cause your game to crash, but upon reloading your game will continue past the date of the previous crash without issue. These bugs are not terminal to a save game, and the effect of them can be reduced by saving often.

    • ruling_body bug:
      A crash that occurs without any error popping up. Quite rare, it is probably caused by the OFC Champions League and only seems to occur in January. It might also be connected to the discipline..cpp 1149 error below.





    Errors: These are errors that pop up in your game that you can just click past without any crash occuring. There won't be any immediate negative effect on your save, but obviously it's preferable that they don't occur at all.

    • contract_manager..cpp 5941:
      Unknown cause.

    • discipline..cpp 1149:
      Unknown cause. Might be connected to the ruling_body soft crash above.

    • match_eng..cpp 612/652:
      Caused by an AI team not being able to name a full eleven players for a game (even including grey players). This usually only occurs in the first season, when teams have lots of players loaned out and then suffer several injuries to their remaining players. It can also occur if an international fixture clashes with a European continental competition fixture. This can potentially become a hard crash if an AI team (or a holidaying human team) can't name any players at all for a match. The 612 part of the error indicates it's a home team that is unable to select a full eleven, the 652 an away team.





    FAQs/Other: Commonly asked questions and other minor issues.

    • Editing the database further:
      I have ran into issues with the editor while making this patch whereby it will not load after changes have been made. After saving any changes you have made in the editor, I would suggest you immediately try and reopen the editor to make sure that no errors have occured. Any further editing of the database will be at your own risk really.

    • Flex/JLPatch year changes:
      The JLPatch will try to change two year offsets whenever you apply a .patch to an exe with a 2017 year start (so any exe in this thread). Insert the following two lines into any .patch that you wish to apply to a +v5 exe to counteract this:
      0x18b387 0xd1 0xe0
      0x19ba24 0xd4 0xe2

      Alternatively, change the following in Olly after applying a .patch:
      0058B385 CMP AX,7E1 --> 7E0
      0059BA23 PUSH 7E4 --> 7E2

    • No CD cracks:
      This patch has not been made with a No CD cracked exe (and due to the rules of the forum none will ever be created by me). That means you will have to either burn or mount an image of the cm0102.iso.

    • Scottish Championship playoffs:
      These are not the same as the real life playoffs. Instead, this is the version of playoffs that were scheduled for the 1999/2000 season and which lay dormant in the exe. They were re-enabled, as having some version of the playoffs was more realistic than having no playoffs at all.

    • Values too low - don't match the screenshots in post#1:
      Make sure you are using one of the 'New values exes' from post#2 and Select the £x2 (or Eurox2) option from Game Settings --> Currency.
    Last edited by saturn; 24-07-18 at 10:07 PM. Reason: Added Pre-game issues and a few FAQ changes

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    *Regens now won't be promoted to clubs with 45+ players (instead of exactly 45 players) to keep AI squads free for other transfers [thanks xeno!].
    So good to read ! Thanks for all the hard work !

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    Where can i request/download an exe? Will an exe work on a new laptop with windows 10?
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    Game speed: default
    Idle sensitivity: desktop
    Window: 800x600
    Disable unprotected contracts: yes
    Coloured attributes: no
    Hide non-public bids: yes
    New values: yes

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    Game speed: DEFAULT
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    Coloured attributes: YES
    Hide non-public bids: NO
    New values: YES

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    Impossible to buy players on loan... it'll change my game but more realistic, good idea

    Game speed: x8
    Idle sensitivity: Off
    Window: 1280x800
    Disable unprotected contracts: Yes
    Coloured attributes: Yes
    Hide non-public bids: No
    New values: Yes

    Thanks again to you and to the update team !

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    Game speed: X2
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    Disable unprotected contracts: YES
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    New values: YES

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    Thanks Saturn only got into your updates a couple of weeks ago and now I can't believe I've been playing CM without them. Could I have the following exe.

    Game speed: Default
    Idle sensitivity: Laptop
    Window: 800x600
    Disable unprotected contracts: Yes
    Coloured attributes: Yes
    Hide non-public bids: No
    New values: Yes


    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy84 View Post
    Where can i request/download an exe? Will an exe work on a new laptop with windows 10?
    Just post the request in this thread. And yes, the exe should work with your setup (any setup really).

    Quote Originally Posted by PedroM View Post
    Game speed: default
    Idle sensitivity: desktop
    Window: 800x600
    Disable unprotected contracts: yes
    Coloured attributes: no
    Hide non-public bids: yes
    New values: yes
    Added: http://www.mediafire.com/file/i6xi6m2ousqz2bp/1.zip

    Quote Originally Posted by nexima View Post
    Game speed: DEFAULT
    Idle sensitivity: LAPTOP
    Window: 800x600
    Disable unprotected contracts: YES
    Coloured attributes: YES
    Hide non-public bids: NO
    New values: YES
    Added: http://www.mediafire.com/file/5q3c1vflbcs67pq/2.zip

    Quote Originally Posted by Solis View Post
    Impossible to buy players on loan... it'll change my game but more realistic, good idea

    Game speed: x8
    Idle sensitivity: Off
    Window: 1280x800
    Disable unprotected contracts: Yes
    Coloured attributes: Yes
    Hide non-public bids: No
    New values: Yes

    Thanks again to you and to the update team !
    Added: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nhhga6c34cjbqjk/3.zip

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanrY View Post
    Game speed: X2
    Idle sensitivity: LAPTOP
    Window: 800x600
    Disable unprotected contracts: YES
    Coloured attributes: YES
    Hide non-public bids: NO
    New values: YES
    Added: http://www.mediafire.com/file/w07t9gbnil228id/4.zip

    Quote Originally Posted by alhajeri View Post
    Thanks Saturn only got into your updates a couple of weeks ago and now I can't believe I've been playing CM without them. Could I have the following exe.

    Game speed: Default
    Idle sensitivity: Laptop
    Window: 800x600
    Disable unprotected contracts: Yes
    Coloured attributes: Yes
    Hide non-public bids: No
    New values: Yes


    Cheers!
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/5q3c1vflbcs67pq/2.zip

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    Legend!

    Gawd bless ya guvnor!

    Time for me to start with the new update now

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    Cracking work as always, Saturn.

    Could i please get a:

    Game speed: Default
    Idle sensitivity: Desktop
    Window: 1280x800
    Disable unprotected contracts: yes
    Coloured attributes: yes
    Hide non-public bids: yes
    New values:yes

    Many thanks

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    Great to see this released Saturn. Thank you!

    With that, I'd like to request ..

    Game Speed: Default
    Idle Sensitivity: Desktop
    Window: 800x600
    Disable Unprotected Contracts: Yes
    Coloured Attributes: Yes
    Hide Non-Public Bids: Yes
    New Values: Yes

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    Epic as always saturn. Your work really does help motivate us as an Update Team to keep the data fresh when seeing the game including some modern changes. Much appreciated

    Standard request from me:

    Game speed: x200
    Idle sensitivity: laptop
    Window: 800*600
    Disable unprotected contracts: Yes
    Coloured attributes: Yes
    Hide non-public bids: No
    New values: Yes

    (could I also request the same but with Idle Sensitivity set to Desktop - a few people have noticed the game crawling on Win 10 and it would be good to test it out. Holidaying/testing data is a nightmare on some Win10 machines)

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    Thanks for people like you and not letting the game run out

    Game speed: Default
    Idle sensitivity: Laptop
    Window: *1024 x 600
    Disable unprotected contracts: Yes
    Coloured attributes: Yes
    Hide non-public bids: Yes
    New values: Yes
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    GREAT JOB!!

    Game speed: X2
    Idle sensitivity: desktop
    Window: 1280x800
    Disable unprotected contracts: YES
    Coloured attributes: YES
    Hide non-public bids: YES
    New values: NO

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinho View Post
    Cracking work as always, Saturn.

    Could i please get a:

    Game speed: Default
    Idle sensitivity: Desktop
    Window: 1280x800
    Disable unprotected contracts: yes
    Coloured attributes: yes
    Hide non-public bids: yes
    New values:yes

    Many thanks
    Added: http://www.mediafire.com/file/347b69no6vnt69b/5.zip

    Quote Originally Posted by Socko View Post
    Great to see this released Saturn. Thank you!

    With that, I'd like to request ..

    Game Speed: Default
    Idle Sensitivity: Desktop
    Window: 800x600
    Disable Unprotected Contracts: Yes
    Coloured Attributes: Yes
    Hide Non-Public Bids: Yes
    New Values: Yes
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/b8ovd76ouenm2p8/6.zip

    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    Epic as always saturn. Your work really does help motivate us as an Update Team to keep the data fresh when seeing the game including some modern changes. Much appreciated

    Standard request from me:

    Game speed: x200
    Idle sensitivity: laptop
    Window: 800*600
    Disable unprotected contracts: Yes
    Coloured attributes: Yes
    Hide non-public bids: No
    New values: Yes
    Added: http://www.mediafire.com/file/664mafro8x7vrkc/7.zip

    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    (could I also request the same but with Idle Sensitivity set to Desktop - a few people have noticed the game crawling on Win 10 and it would be good to test it out. Holidaying/testing data is a nightmare on some Win10 machines)

    Game speed: x200
    Idle sensitivity: desktop
    Window: 800*600
    Disable unprotected contracts: Yes
    Coloured attributes: Yes
    Hide non-public bids: No
    New values: Yes
    Added: http://www.mediafire.com/file/z1xpt37ixq29n9m/8.zip

    Last ones for tonight. I'll do more tomorrow morning.

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    Amazing mate, as always!

    Can I has:

    Game speed: default
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    Window: 800 x 600
    Disable unprotected contracts: Yes
    Coloured attributes: Yes
    Hide non-public bids: No
    New values: Yes
    Go check out my YouTube channel with lots of CM 01-02 related video's!

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    Game speed: x8
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    Hide non-public bids: yes
    New values: yes

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    Game speed: x2
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    Disable unprotected contracts: yes
    Coloured attributes: yes
    Hide non-public bids: yes
    New values: yes

    Thanks for all your hard work and amazing patch!

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    Amazing work as always Saturn.very much appreciated

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    New values: yes

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    Thank you so much Saturn!

    Game speed: x4
    Idle sensitivity: desktop
    Window: 800x600
    Disable unprotected contracts: yes
    Coloured attributes: yes
    Hide non-public bids: no
    New values: no

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