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26th October 2012

FM2013 Pre-Order Beta Update out now!

First of all we just want to thank everyone who has posted on our forums or contacted us via Facebook or Twitter since the beta was released. We’ve had a huge amount of feedback which have proved incredibly valuable in the development of Football Manager 2013.

Available now for you all is an ‘update’ of the pre-order beta, if you have automatic updates on your game will update the next time you open Steam (if you’ve got the game open now, shut it down and then re-launch the game and it’ll update). If you find it is not updating at all, try verifying your game cache as instructed in the FAQ HERE.

If you encounter any type of 'Virus' message when attempting to run the game, this is a false positive. There are no viruses within the FM.exe. We very much suggest adding the FM.exe to your exceptions list. This issue has been encountered when running Avira and Avast.

Once your beta has updated it will make your version number the following:

PC: 326362 Mac: 326348

Included are a number of fixes listed in our ‘changelist’ below. Bear in mind if you’ve raised an issue and it’s not been fixed for this update that does not mean it won’t be fixed for release. Although this is a beta update, this version is still a ‘work in progress’ and is not complete.

Just a quick disclaimer that although we try to include as much as possible, not every single fix which has been made has been included in this changelist, only the major issues raised.

Improved processing speeds when scouting large numbers of players
Fixed crash during match when interface rendering mode is set to ‘GPU Assisted’
Fixed crash during match when using quick tactics/shouts
Fixed star rating on ‘Detail Level’ screen not correctly reflecting computer performance

Prevented ‘View-Only’ leagues from loading in too many players
Fixed keyboard shortcuts from disabling when object explorer is closed
Fixed mouse cursor hotspot accuracy

Fixed transfer centre icon not displaying in FMC
Fixed processing bar sometimes not displaying in FMC
Fixed goalkeeper names being cut-off on tactic screens

Transfers & Contracts
Prevented new signings from becoming released immediately
Fixed free transfers not concluding
Fixed internal Director of Football hires
Fixed ‘Next Available’ transfer date being an option when using the ‘Approach To Sign’ option for a player in the last 6 months of their contract.

Competitions & Rulegroups
Fixed players on holiday at the start of a new game having their return date extending
Fixed training camps and friendlies being scheduled past the start of the league season
Fixed training camps clashing with club European competition Qualifying matches
Fixed players attending training camps being available for Reserve/Youth team matches
Fixed players becoming unregistered for their parent club when send out on a short term loan
Fixed clash between Fourth Round Spanish Cup and International matches

Match Engine
Fixed bug where keeper would not prevent team mate's poor control from becoming an own goal
Fixed one more example of keeper not controlling a backpass
Fixed players kicking off not always facing correct direction at start of 2nd half
Fixed AI teams not always setting one central midfielder to a defensive duty
Improved marking of player running with ball
Some ball physics collision fixes including the "hole in the net"
Reduced shots from tight angles

Fixed players going for the same ball and both avoiding each other leaving ball loose
Improved keepers at point blank range slightly
Improved keeper judgement coming for ball or making save
Improved angle of non held keeper save
More last ditch challenges/interceptions in danger area
Improved defender positioning in own area
Improved player reactions to loose ball
Made players in space more likely to try to turn to face opposition goal when on ball
Increased use of high risk high reward passes in dangerous areas
Fine tuned general pass choice
Fixed unrealistic clearances towards own goal

Midfields shifting across slightly more when defending
Tweak to defensive reactions
Reduced potential instances of wild clearances behind own goal
Toned down some risky passes slightly from 1303

Fix to stop "ghost" goals ( where ball goes in but goal kick given )

Temporarily disabled fix for "ghost" goals as its a bit troublesome and causing unwanted side effects
Fixed keeper coming to punch ball and then diverting to avoid a collision and hence missing ball completely
Fixed some instances of keepers saving ball prematurely and getting little purchase on save
Fixed a few bugs causing keepers not to attempt saves when they should do
Fixed keepers making risky quick throws or passes to team mates
Further fix for defending crosses
Slight tweak to speed of longer passes
Fixed wrong team getting throw/corner/goal kick after tackle sends ball out of play
Toned down long shots taken on weak foot slightly

Sorted out problem with "ghost goal" fix and re-activated it
Fixed keepers trying to come out and intercept dribbled ball they have no chance of getting
Tweaked direct free kicks
Tweaked headers slightly