New FM 2013 Update available, a few match engine fixes included

FM 2013

written by Johnny Karp

A new update for FM 2013 is now available! It is fully save-game compatible, so you won’t have to start a new game after updating. There are no changes to the database in this update. All you have to do is close your game, re-start Steam and the game should update automatically. Here is the changelist:

Match Engine

  • Further refined engagement of ball player
  • Toned down speed players can run with ball a little
  • Slight toning down of run with ball probability
  • Fine-tuned kick and header accuracy a little further

These changes should help to fix the following issues:

  • Players dribbling through the middle of the pitch too easily, too often
  • High number of goals per game
  • Teams winning games by margins of 5+ goals far too often

Other match engine changes:

  • More improvements to on ball decision making and pass choice
  • Improved central midfielder starting position when team is in possession
  • Tweaked midfielder and attacker positions when team is defending
  • Fixed a couple of bugs causing players to fail to turn to face required direction properly
  • Improved facing direction of player marking opponent who is moving onto a pass
  • Fixed bug allowing players being able to partially “go through” other players to get ball without being penalised
  • Small tweaks to improve the way players move onto passes or loose balls
  • Reduced some instances of closing down of keeper when clearly illogical in context of player and his instructions
  • Cleaned up a few bugs that delayed retrieval of ball at set pieces or kick offs
  • A bunch of ball physics fixes mainly related to collisions and ball spin after bounce
  • Reduced slightly unrealistic ball to player deflections
  • More improvements to pass choice AI
  • Tweaks to run with ball and first touch AI
  • Reduced tackles that end in own goals
  • Some tweaks to basic central midfielder positions
  • Fixed some dodgy marking at mid pitch free kicks
  • Improved full back positioning when waiting for short keeper distribution
  • Improved near and far post corner aim point
  • Some further ball physics fixes and refinements
  • Fixed goal not always given if ball stops just over goal line
  • Fixed some rare instances of player collision avoidance failing
  • Further refinements to pass AI
  • Improved pass, shot or header accuracy logic
  • Further improvements to player reactions to the ball
  • Fixed defences staying to deep just after corner taken
  • Refined player positioning when defending free kicks from wide
  • Made players press more collectively and aggressively when required
  • Improved positioning of defenders against attackers running at pace
  • Refined tackling AI a bit
  • Improved facing direction while marking opponent around own area
  • Fixed some more keeper AI bugs
  • Improved collision avoidance AI slightly
  • Fine tuned ball trajectory chosen by player for kick, header etc.
  • Fine tuned kick and header accuracy logic
  • Fine-tuned pass and general on ball AI
  • Tuned long shot frequency and AI
  • Toned down pressing slightly in certain situations
  • Improved marking and engagement of ball player in wide areas
  • Tuned tackling AI further
  • Couple of small fixes to player reactions
  • Fixed some small player pathing anomalies
  • Fixed a couple of goalkeeper AI anomalies
  • Improved marking and engagement of ball player further
  • Fixed some instances of risky keeper distribution
  • Fine-tuned kick/header accuracy

Performance

  • Fixed rare history crash in edited databases
  • Fixed crash when closing game
  • Fixed crash when changing language with holiday prompt on screen
  • Fixed rare crash when asking backroom staff for team talk advice
  • Fixed crash when using ‘Set for Release’ button

General

  • Fixed very low and negative attendances
  • Fixed player becoming unhappy when promise is met
  • Fixed takeovers disproportionately boosting club reputation
  • Fixed erroneous fluctuation of tactic familiarity
  • Improved long term lower league AI squad balance

Competitions and rulegroups

  • Fixed Austria Cup final and EURO Cup final clash
  • Fixed fixture congestion when reaching final of Bulgarian Cup and EURO Cup
  • Improved confidence handling Belgian Pro League
  • Fixed Brazilian State Championship start dates
  • Fixed English league playoff venues
  • Fixed Irish Premier and First Division format and scheduling
  • Fixed Polish Ekstraslasa schedule
  • Fixed Swedish pre-season scheduling

User Interface (GUI)

  • Dark Skin added
  • Improved speed when viewing previous fixtures
  • Fixed skin reload clearing manager profile picture
  • Fixed refreshing of coach star rating when coach leaves club
  • Improved speed of team line-ups appearance pre-match
  • Improved distinction between ‘Needs a rest’ and ‘Rested’ status flags
  • Fixed scrollbar losing focus on individual training screen
  • Fixed international shortlist being populated by player search
  • Fixed international jobs not appearing in Job Centre

Editor

  • Fixed seeding by division reputation in custom cup
  • Added ability to create leagues with uneven sub-divisions
  • Fixed addition of Danish lower divisions
  • Fixed sorting of German regions in custom competitions

Finances

  • Improved balance of lower league wage budgets
  • Improved balance of non-league match day expense & income
  • Fixed Italian tax levels in new games
  • Fixed players increasing wage demands after user adjusts budgets
  • Improved wage balance in Sweden

FM Classic

  • Added Financial Storm and Unrest at Home Challenges to Store
  • Fixed cut off on Player profile Transfer Price tag graphic in certain currencies
  • Added Player Training Progression graphic to the Player Profile screen
  • Fixed Player silhouettes being recoloured on news items
  • Added string to FMC Store to indicate unlockables are for FMC only.
  • Fixed news item cut off for Team of the Week items
  • Fixed old media inbox questions being asked incorrectly
  • Fixed Transfer and Loan Listed status text appearing correctly on the player profile
  • Fixed Progression Bar always being in the middle on Player Coach Reports
  • Added reason for failing a challenge on the Challenge Result screen
  • Fixed the possibility of being able to start new games or Challenges in 2011
  • Fixed player wage demands when applying All players interested unlockable
  • Fixed Squad Registration panel incorrectly appearing for clubs
  • Fixed New Stadium Unlockable so that no loans are taken out to cover its costs

News

  • Fixed calculation of “shock” cup defeats
  • Fixed calculation of first league goal in news items

Network

  • Fixed client being unable to join game with edited database
  • Fixed assistant taking charge of team when loading save on match day

Scouting

  • Fixed scouts with full knowledge returning with no results

Transfers and contracts

  • Fixed DoF repeatedly targeting uninterested staff
  • Fixed rounding of figures used in clauses
  • Improved balance of player interest in club vs wages
  • Improved sale prices of low valued youth players
  • Fixed club withdrawing loan offer when negotiations are met
  • Fixed DOF not adhering to maximum amount when adding players to transfer targets
  • Fixed exploit allowing acceptance of £0 bids
  • Fixed trigger of wage after international appearance clause
  • Fixed career games clause including appearances when out on loan
  • Fixed being able to offer automatic one year contract extension in final season to young players

Tutorials

  • Fixed ‘Tutorial Master’ achievement
  • Fixed ‘Learning the Ropes’ achievement

That’s about it, enjoy the game!

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PeeDub
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(ahem)

YAY!

halil
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after installing it, the game started to error(gpu rendering). could anybody tell me how can i fix it.

halil
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i fixed it by deleting completely update 1320 folder and appdata/roaming/sports interactive folders

diogo
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after updating, my player always attempt to do a long shot even though i’ve set the long shots for each player rarely, and the player seems to be less responsive than 1320
and in this version, its very hard to create a goal, even when I play against lower division club

i hope in the next update you’ll fix those problems

Jamie Lewis
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Since this update, no head shots show up for people that had them before the update. Has anyone else seen this?

jonny
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SI GAMES I PLAY ONLINE EVERY DAY….. YOU HAVE WRECKED THE ONLINE PLAY AS THE MATCHES ARE SLOWER THAN SLOW. EVERYTHING ELSE IS PLAYABLE BAR THE MATCHES, ITS UNPLAYABLE AND CAUSING PEOPLE A LOT OF STRESS AND MAKES PEOPLE WANT TO BUY A DIFFERENT GAME…. hOW CAN YOU RELEASE AN UPDATE WHICH MAKES THINGS WORSE… JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESUS CHRIST. SO MAD I AM, BEST GAME EVER TO WORST GAME EVER, ITS NOT CONNECTION OR POOR COMPUTER PROBLEMS,,, ITS YOUR CRAPPY 13.2 UPDATE 13.2.1 HAS DONE NOTHING TO HELP,,,, WHEN WILL THIS BE SORTED PLEASE?

CHEERS

Ben Ho
Guest

Is that the 2013.2.1 upate still not available for the Asia Verson?
There are no update from steam for few days.
When will the update available for Aisa Verson?

Banana
Guest

will the update/match engine adjustments take effect in my recent saved game?

HossiA
Guest

Patch 13.2.1 is ruining my player! He has been on an international duty since november and now its February. He is Australian and just played at the Asian Cup but now the cup is over. He was supposed to return the 26th of January but now it’s 2nd of February and he is still out. He is a key player, best player Australians have had (re-generated player) and he is lacking in every skill. Please fix this!

Emeka
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I know this is kinda stale but how do i purchase fm13, i live in Nigeria, Africa