Universal Football Manager Mobile 2017 (By SEGA)

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  1. Marc Vaughan

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    Yes there are various unlockables and leaderboards in the game which use GameCenter - if you don't use that however the unlockables are also available 'offline' using a seperate medium to record them.
     
  2. curtisrshideler

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    Thanks for the response. Would it ever be a possibility to allow for the UI skin option in settings in future releases? I'm sure in another year the number of smaller phones will diminish, but I'm a smaller guy who could easily use the HD UI on a smaller screen. And if there was an option to toggle it on/off, I'd love to toggle it on.
     
  3. jamieladc

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    I'd be happy with a sub-optimised / slow running FMT on my 7+. Couldn't zoom be used in the UI if the icons / fonts are small?
     
  4. Marc Vaughan

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    That is an interesting idea and I'll look into whether its feasible - it's complicated somewhat by the memory management on mobile devices, they're prone to fragmentation and unfortunately the UI consists of lots of little pieces of memory so its a delicate area in this regard.

    Fragmentation - in case you aren't aware memory on computers starts like a large neat cake, as applications need it they take slices and then put them back into the cake when they're done with them ... the cake starts up neat but ends up with random pieces missing all over the place, this slows down the operation of the device and can even cause crashes if the fragmentation is really bad and someone asks for a big piece when there isn't one.
    On a PC/Mac the OS effectively runs a system which keeps the cake 'neat' and usable at all times, but mobile OS's don't have the processing power to do this so its a more delicate situation.
    (please note this is a crass simplification of things ... but its more interesting than the real situation and it involves CAKE ... yes I'm hungry ;) )
     
  5. tedbearmeadows

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    All the moaning. Come on guys. You know exactly what the mobile version will be like. Moaning for the sake of moaning. I see that a lot on here lately. Be realistic. The poor companies making mobile games being slated because it's not like a tablet or home computer. If you want more, stop being tight and buy a tablet/PC/Mac. I understand you'd like more, and yes, with the iPhone 6s/7 maybe you'd manage the upgraded version but it would be way too fiddly. It's a handheld version. For a mobile device. In your pocket. Get over it. For me getting Swindon town into the Prem on my morning commute into work, this game is perfect. Try that with a Mac.
    Keep up the good work guys. I buy this one every year. Thanks.
     
  6. Hard_Squirrel

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    Amazing comment. You realise what a forum is right? To cover some points that you raised:

    1. No one will know what the mobile version will be like until they buy it. Like I did. So your comment is incorrect. My comment was to prevent people who do want a more detailed game from wasting their money.
    2. No one expects it to be the same as the PC version. What people expect is for features that CAN be handled on a mobile to be included, like a realistic match engine. An example of this - I have full version on Mac and just won the premiership with Liverpool, making no signings. I did the exact same save on here with same line ups/tactics.....missed relegation by 2 points. Guess what though? I was the leagues top scoring team and Sturridge scored over 50 league goals. Another example, Gold/Silver/Bronze coaching badges. Why not just use the same real name badges. I could go on.
    3. "Stop being tight" you'll find most people complaining about the mobile version also own the full version on PC/Mac.
    4. "Way too fiddly" some of us have normal sized hands and can execute tight touch screen tasks on a small screen. To assume everyone has sausage fingers would be wrong. Also, as pointed out above, people aren't asking for the full version on mobile, so the UI doesn't need to be complex.
     
  7. TheSop

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    Does this game have iCloud saving?
     
  8. curtisrshideler

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    Yeah, it does. In fact, you manually save to iCloud, and can manually load that save on another one of your devices. It's super sweet for portability. I think you can have 4 iCloud saves and 4 Local saves, as well as a nice 2 Auto Saves. All desires and complaining aside, this is one thing that FMM does right that no other management game I've played on mobile has perfected. Every year I'm trying to convince MLB Manager to restructure their save system to copy FMM's save system so we can actually load a save and start where we were when we saved. Seems logical, but in MLB Manager, they don't have iCloud AND manual saves mean nothing because it's auto saved to ONE save after every game. Sorry for the long-winded answer. I'm just very happy with FMM's saves.
     
  9. curtisrshideler

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    Thanks for the food-related explanation. I thought that since both UIs are already in there it would be a piece of cake. ;)
    It would be a neat setting if possible, but I'm sure all our phones will be super powerful with 7" screens in a year or two, so it may not be needed. haha.
     
  10. djstout

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    But why taking away most of the league? I was so happy about the addition of the Chinese super league but then it's on this light version... yes i prefer the full version and will continue playing it.
     
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    SO They took out a whole chinese league out of the Iphone version?
    What else is being cut, so i can make up my mind what version to buy
     
  12. curtisrshideler

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    Well, everyone got excited because they announced they'd be bringing two new leagues to the game, but it's probably because they lost the rights to China and Brazil. I think I read that they said Brazil was cut from all of them, but I'm not sure. I'm a sucker and got all three versions. However, I'll probably manage in the Premiere League on my phone and computer and MLS on my iPad.
     
  13. djstout

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    The Chinese league is available on the iPad version. Well it looks like only 8 or 10 leagues are available on iPhone compare to the huge amount of leagues available on iPad. I'll stick to the FMtouch, this one is good if you never played it, but it's been 3 or 4 years they haven't changed it that much, too simple to my point of view. I'm totally addicted to the iPad version (bye bye social life) but this one won't past long on my iPhone, it's just an updated version of the one from last year. Without an iPad I would maybe buy it as there's nothing else, but with an iPad, no thank you.
     
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    Thanks. Then I will go with the Ipad version.

    I saw they took our the Brazil league as well.

    It's a shame that they cut it down that much..
     
  15. djstout

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    I totally agree, it's very sad because mobiles are more and more powerful and could definitely run the iPad version with a few changes to make it easy to navigate and play. I don't ask for ad many videos as in the iPad version, but showing the goals would have been so nice. Every year I supported FM mobile, but not this year, the iPad version is too good to play this one which feels so empty. It's a great game if you don't own an iPad tho.
     
  16. curtisrshideler

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    I am very thankful for the mobile version as it got me into the series and is my favorite from a quick play perspective. But FMT has way more and would definitely eat up FMM sales if it ever became available for phones. Personally, it all comes down to being able to manage EPL and MLS on one app across all devices. I can't believe that's still not a thing in more apps in 2016. Sure Soccer Manager has it, but definitely nowhere near the quality of FMM. But I bought both to have something in my pocket. But I bought a new iPad mainly to play FMT this year. So, I'm with you guys on that! Update just hit too.
     
  17. OrangutanKungfu

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    There is so much whingeing on this thread for what is a terrific game! For those who are saying it has been neutered to make it more accessible for newbies, Football Manager Mobile is actually more like what the game used to be back when it was still called Championship Manager in the late Nineties and early Noughties. I loved it then, and still love it now, and never felt like I needed any kind of 2D match engine, let alone a 3D one.

    The real joy, for me, comes from unearthing the rough diamond players and seeing them develop and take your lower league club to the top.
     
  18. curtisrshideler

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    I never grew up with these kind of games, and find the modern yet simple design to be great fun to play. The lack of options and growth in the app is the disappointment for me. But yeah, terrific game. And it was just as terrific to me 2 years ago. And 2 before that.

    Do you play any of the games on the App Store that are trying to emulate actual late 80's and early 90's football management games? I've really enjoyed Soccer Player Manager 2016. It's a classic style where I can manage Premier League and MLS (sort of). Are there any you'd recommend?
     
  19. Dankrio

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    Football Manager became way too complicated for me over the years. I used to love the minimalist feel of Championship Manager, but it has been lost along the way.

    It is a shame that they don't have the license to brazilian league anymore, since I was willing to give it a try.
     
  20. pka4916

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    I think it's in the Ipad version, but not in the Iphone one..
    Think they cut like 2/3 out of the game :(
     

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