Fifa series - Manager mode help please?

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  1. gro

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    Could anyone help me please?
    I am looking for a new football manager game and have managed to find the instruction manual's for all the various years 'fifa' games, they have a "manager" option but none of the games seem to have any option where the players are automated.

    i want to just manage a team and then watch the match graphics with players automated, but it appears the 'fifa' series still requires you to 'press circle, square*2, left, right, left, left, triangle" just to pass, shoot etc.

    Is there an option for me to choose automated players?

    thanks in advance
     
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    Mapplewell Red Well-Known Member

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    I’m sure that all the latest FIFA career/manager modes provide the option to simulate the game, or at least they certainly used to provide that option. Apologies if I’ve misunderstood.
     
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    The Fifa Manager series allows you to manage and watch the matches in a 3d format. You can watch up to 6 games in each round of games if you like.
    If you want to know more give me a shout.
     
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    Have you fallen out with Football Manager itself?
     
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    Unsure why you wouldn’t go for football manager if this is what you’re looking for? It’s got by far the best algorithms etc, really really fun game. Had to delete it so I can focus on my coursework and exams!
     
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    Very laudable. You'll go far! Just not in the FA Cup. :)
     
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    thanks everyone, much appreciated.

    im a console dinosaur these days really, so ive no idea about the latest stuff!
    the last game i bought was codemasters "lma manager 2007" for the playstation2 and ive played that to death for the last decade or so!
    however ive recently been given a 3rd hand xbox360 and the only football game my grandson had with it was "fifa 13" (he doesnt like football!!!)
    there is a manager mode on that, but for the life of me i cant figure out how to automate the players? if anyone could give me an idiots guide to how to do this please?
    im more or less housebound these days (health issues) so i enjoy playing a management game.
    im more of a statistics and then just watch the game person though, as opposed to arcade playing.
    which company makes "football manager" please? are the match graphics as good as fifa? is it available for a xbox360?
    i appreciate that i still dont have the latest console available and my choice of games may be limited, but id prefer to find a game i enjoy now, while saving up for the latest console/games.
    the various console chatrooms etc all assume everybody already knows how to play the game, they just offer cheats and tips! no help to an old man like me, i knew the bbs could come to the rescue!

    once again many thanks for your help, it really is very appreciated.
     
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    Football manager 2018 is a game released by Sega. It’s actually a game for your computer rather than your Xbox.

    The graphics are okay and let you see the flow of the match, but the game is mainly statistics based- scouting players, managing wage budgets, dealing with contracts etc. This is what it’s really famous for. Instead of focussing on graphics (which games like FIFA do), it chooses to spend its development budget on algorithms and maintaining its vast scouting network (to evaluate players and teams in real life).

    It can seem like a lot when you first download it but there are lots of great guides on YouTube to get you going- and once you know what you’re doing it’s amazingly fun.

    It doesn’t require a top-end computer to run either, which is great. If you’re unsure if your computer will be able to run it then please drop me a message about your computer’s specifications and I’ll let you know if you can run Football Manager 2018, or if not then which previous generation of the game your computer will be able to handle!
     
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    There are simpler phone and tablet versions which may be an easier introduction too.
     
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    Many thanks for that, its appreciated. I thought i try a cheaper version of this first, so i bought a 2nd hand of the 2015 version, but it didnt work :(
    My computer gave me the message "Steam - Create Account Failed" "Your computer is either currently unable to reach the Steam servers, or the service may be temporarily disabled. Please try again"
    I have no idea what any of that means, nor where i find the information as to what type of computer i have. All i know is its a very old laptop!
    If you have the time, id really appreciate you giving me an idiots guide as to what im doing wrong please?
     
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    Many thanks for your reply.
    Ive now bought various 2nd hand versions of this upto 2015, but still cant fathom out how to automate the players.
    If you have the time, id really appreciate you giving me an idiots guide as to what im doing wrong please?
     
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    thank you everyone for all your help and replies
     

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