Announcement: SP Football Life 2023 (in progress)



SP Football Life 2023

Hello and welcome to smokepatch

Football Life is our attempt to continue the offline modes of the retired PES series, football life is a heavily moded standalone football game made solely for offline modes. No online capabilities nor does it require connections, online gaming cannot be played or accessed, for online gaming we recommend efootball.

Football life does not require any assets and will include all our heavily moded assets, based on the fox engine of PES21 (fox engine powered PES 18/19/20/21), graphics of older PES series can mostly be adapted to football life and many features will be available as optional add-ons. game is detached from the pes series and uses the smokepatch database, graphics, gameplay, and scripts.

Expected Main Features:

- Simple one-step installer and run procedures.
- Game text language is in English only, other languages might be available in future versions, and all commentaries languages can be added from addons.
- no game is needed, FL includes enhanced and upgraded assets covering almost all aspects.
- special sider included in football life, including minimum add-ons, can add more from the addons menu, and the game can run with or without the sider.
- free to play any offline mode, we choose advertisements and sponsorship to keep our work shared for free for everybody.

Details and many other features will be announced on the smokepatch website as soon as they are confirmed. Previews and other videos will be shared on our YouTube channel as well.


Expected System Requirements:

Windows 7 SP1/8.1/10 (64 bit)
Intel Core i5-3470, AMD FX 4350
8 GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 760, AMD Radeon R9 270X
2 GB VRAM
DirectX 11.0
20 GB hard disk space (estimated)
1280 x 720  resolution (4K recommended)

* basically, any system that can run PES2018 or newer.


Addons

Various add-ons (sider and cpk) will be included, but to keep the download size small, many features will be available as separate optional downloads, similar to our usual routine in smokepatch, however, there will be differences and enhancements to the whole system.


Old Games

as we move towards the future, smokepatch for older PES games will probably not receive any further updates, as we cannot keep support for older versions due to insufficient resources and the games themselves are not available to buy anymore, it is not sustainable to make contents for a retired series of games.

all our previous files, contents, archive, and patches will be available on the smokepatch website.


SP Website and contact:

smokepatch website will undergo changes to adapt to our upcoming new content, although we post on social media most of our new content and add-ons, we only check feedback from the smokepatch website or by official email


Release Date:

Football Life is expected to be available on the smokepatch website in late October 2022, beta version may be available earlier for official reviews only.

most addons will follow the main release, more details at later announcements.


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115 comments:

  1. Would love to see it.
    SP life savers.
    Although I'd have preferred the previous engine.
    PES 17 still the best PES ever.

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    1. hello, sadly the older version is limited and unusable by todays standards

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  2. Amazing ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Please don't stop with PES17.

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  4. will we get still smoke patches updates for pes 21

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    1. football life will be our main focus, old patches are available but will no longer be updated.

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  5. My PC can barely run PES 2017, please don't stop updating patches for this version because you are my favorite patch creator.

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    1. sorry for this reason we kept it for so long against all odds, but its time to move on.

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    2. pes 2017 should be dead now

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  6. Guys you never seize to amaze me. I've been following your work for years and I think this idea is a crown to everything you achieved so far. Thank you for keeping PES alive!

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  7. Vocês estarão trazendo novas ligas nessa atualização?

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    1. leagues and other features will be announced later, please use english only

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  8. OMD SP team thank u so much ill wait for it and i hope stadiums look like Jeremiah Osoba with a good non scripted gameplay . Goodluck <3

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  9. You are great as always SP Team! Thank you!

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  10. Pls make lengend club avaible in one of 5 top league :D sorry for my english , add lengend club in one of 5 top league will make the master league more funny in c1 match :D

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  11. Really interested in how the gameplay and ML will turn out

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    1. probably very similar to pes21, with sp touch

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  12. will you pes 2021 or pes 2019(with percentage) for the base system of transfer negotiation?

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    1. slightly modified from pes21

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    2. Will you include Indian Super League competition?

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  13. So that means. That the long hoping Editable- Leagues/Teams for Pes 2021 Will not appear ?

    Why also make the people first hot with such an announcement. Only to then suddenly put everything on ice.


    Im pretty sure that SP football life will be a great thing. And looking forward it...even through I'll never buy PES 2023

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    1. that was one of the several canceled projects, the technical issues would have made users go mad
      anyway, seeing how the expansions was so demanded and how little users downloaded it, i think that addon would have seen a similar fate.

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  14. Wao.. nice one SP. Hope we will have new leagues added such as bundesliga 2 and others

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  15. can't wait to see, and please add backsong at home menu, thanks a lot

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  16. How about updates for pes 21? Still get update?

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    1. football life will be our main focus, old patches are available but will no longer be updated.

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  17. Will you be releasing the game via Steam so that the ML can be played co-op via "Steam Remote Play Together"? Or will there be an in-game option to play the ML in co-op via P2P-connection, for example? I would even pay money to be able to play PES ML together (online).

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    1. hello, FL is installed exactly as SP installer, no online functionality exist, P2P is a dream but wont be realized

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    2. I very much believe they can play co-op through parsec. You might want to look into that. The game doesn't need to be online for you to use parsec

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    3. So that means we still play it from the steam version?


      Niiiiiiiiceeeee

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  18. Thank you for your service Team sMokE.. I'll be back with a better PC (PES 17 User)🥲

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  19. You guys are awesome, can't wait to see how this project turns out!!

    Here are a couple of points though: Will gameplay be modified? PES 2021 Vanilla gameplay has quite a few flaws, especially with script, which various gameplay mods address and correct. I think you guys should use a gameplay mod as a base for the gameplay instead of vanilla PES 2021, it really improves the experience!!

    What leagues will you guys include? Can I suggest adding another South American league instead of MLS? Makes it for a more complete experience.

    Thanks so much for your time and efforts bros.... This project sounds incredible!!!!!!!

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    1. Good questions, the project sounds amazing.
      But i wonder if Konami could strike down the project ? Do they have the rights to distribute those assets as a "free game" ?

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    2. #C H - its not far away from the traditional PES gameplay, made to our likings, leagues will be announced this month
      #Overdoom - if konami comes knockin, we will stop (sharing) it, smokepatch is not generating profit so we will not fight over sharing SP creations, will keep modding until its not possible anymore.

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  20. expected size for the main game with minimal add-ons?

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  21. If you can add unilimited leagues and competions than the original pes, including their structures and games i'm sure that you will succeed. But need to be open so everybody can collaborate to create a so impressive work.

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    1. infinite database is not realistic, no exe can handle that as it's already at the limit

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  22. Hello Smoke Patch team!!!!

    Will the stadiums work through the sider? Just like for example for PES 21/20? Can the same files be used? Thank you!

    p.s. sorry for my english)

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    1. hello, most graphics can be added normally, some needs adaptation, stadiums and faces are confirmed to be added like before

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  23. Really excited with the project looking forward to it. Couple of questions tho:

    Will the AI be improved from vanilla? i love playing on coach mode and sometimes the matches can be stale abit more entertaiing with goals and dribbles more aggression would be brilliant .

    Will this be your main focus for many years to come even after release , in terms of releasing updates and patches ?

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    1. hello, the gamplay is slightly modified but similar.
      this is the game we play so we will be updating it as long as its possible

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  24. What a amazing news!
    The wait will be unbearable...
    Good luck for this project and thanks for all.

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  25. wow so ure basically making a standalone game??? thats great, cant wait to see it!!

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    1. well smokepatch already changes most things in the game, now since the game itself is retired in favor of online football, most old pes are not available to buy, so its reasonable to go all the way to make football life modes available.

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  26. great newwsss!!!
    So excited to play football life!!!
    Will pes19 receive 2022/2023 season update? Thank you smokepatch!!!

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  27. great, I hope to help build this product ... and i'm still wondering if this will be based on pes 2021 or efotbal

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    1. hey omina,
      as mentioned its based on fox of pes21

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  28. Such an amazing news. Kudos for keeping the game alive!

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  29. Will it be possible to play cooperatively with 11 people? not online

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  30. what amazing news! It's awesome . Congratulations to all for this achievement. looking forward to play it. if you need developers from France, don't hesitate .

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  31. Oh my god, the best forever brazil fan

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  32. OMG!!! This is crazy. I have used Smoke patch for a very long time and I'm so excited to see you guys having this huge achievement! All the best
    I just wanna ask if FL 2023 would change some AI setting (such as reaction and skills and so on)
    And does Offline mode means 2 players are able to play in a laptop? (Local multplayer)

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    1. hello and welcome, there are tweaks in the gameplay, but its based on pes

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    2. Thanks for telling me that!!! Can't wait for the release!

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  33. Hello brothers! As a faithful follower of your creations, I look forward to the arrival of your new game (because you always did excellent work). Thank you very much for sharing everything with us. Greetings from Argentina

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  34. Great news but I don't understand if it's an addon for PES or if it's a complete and independent game of PES. ??
    thanks

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  35. Hi. This sounds super fun. I got one question. Will there be UEFA Conference league included and changed UCL and Europa League rules etc. away goal...

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  36. Please I can't wait to see it but please can you kindly update us on pes 17 because some of us are using low pc

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    1. older games will not receive any further updates as mentioned above

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    2. And please can we use SP Football Life 2023 for pes 17 update

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    3. we cannot keep loosing recourses on a game that was released 6 years ago, we already updated it 4 years more than we should have.
      i think its a little to much to ask for more than that, its time to update your PC

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  37. this is great..if it is possible..
    i would like to see youth team fill up with real wonderkids around the world..
    also i would be happy if your team can enable the 5 subtitution like todays football game..
    please2 make it happen Smoke patch team..

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    1. hello
      in smokepatch database we already have huge amount of youth team, but no ofcourse we will not fill it with that, we look for a balance in the game which is similar to all previous SP versions
      you can already have 5 subs in smokepatch using the sider, read sider addon page information for details

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  38. thank you so much for doing this, i hope it will turn out great because if it does, i would gladly pay for the game because you guys deserved it

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  39. So, basically will it have the offline player career mode ?

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    1. football life and smokepatch in general are for career mode

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  40. This is going to be incredible and i am super excited! I bet there are going to be hundreds of legends!

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    1. we generally do not add legend teams, but legend players are available in football life as in smokepatch

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    2. I dont mind that there arent any legend teams, as long as all the legends are there, i will be perfectly happy. Thank you so much. (please include Materazzi....!) :D

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  41. It would be great if we're able to add more leagues than the limit present in PES 2021, and more continental competitions like the CAF champions league, Copa Libertadores and the other UCL equivalents

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    1. in football life 2023 the leagues are different than pes, but same number of leagues, there are limits that are hard to bypass.
      however, in future versions we might be able to add more, experiments showing promise.

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  42. Great news but I don't understand if it's an addon for PES or if it's a complete and independent game ??
    thanks

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    1. Like you,I did not realize that the game is independent or the same SP would continue? ?

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    2. That's written. Standalone game.

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    3. It'll be a standalone heavily patched version of PES2021

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  43. Hello SP I Have a question does in this game to have players like in fifa with no regens and to send scout to find talents

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    1. hello, players come back as youth players, no plans to change that

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    2. could you at least make it compitable with FL bcs there is mode from durandil NoRegen i tried to use it but it seems its not working for smoke patch i mean you dont have to include it in FL but make it work for FL for those who want it..i mean im a long pes player and also there is 100 more people like me who enjoy playing master league on long terms with one club for like 10 15 season and those regen always destroy some kinda feelings so my suggestion would be just make it comptable with Football Life and those who want NoRegen can download it,its up to people

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  44. Belle initiative les gars, vraiment hâte de voir ce que sava donner. Please un bon gameplay 🙏🙏🙏🙏. On veut du plaisir à jouer

    Beaucoup de courage à vous!

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  45. I look forward to your results. I was looking forward to a game that summed up the best of recent PES releases. Hopefully it will be successful and turn into a great football game. I will definitely bring it to my tournament to spread the great work of you guys! Thank you very much!

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  46. Hello friends! If possible, update the manager options in football life. Maradona, bebeto and other legenda could be replace for other real coaches.
    Sorry my poor english, greetings!

    Morgan

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  47. Amazing! I cannot wait. Have 1000+ hrs in 2021 in BAL with mods, can you add nations leauge? En winter World Cups?

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    1. the first releases will have little changes in the leagues, stability is priority for the moment.

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  48. So this new Football Life thingy is basically an updated, stand-alone version of PES 2021 alright? I hope that's the case, I really love PES 2021. Also I don't care if I can't play online, I only play Master League or 1v1 with my husband anyway~

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    1. basically, its a highly modified offline modes of pes21

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  49. Hello guys.
    It's wonderful news.
    I would like to ask you: I don't know if you thought about it yet, but will you keep the regen system in Master League ? Or will you replace retiring players by new, fake, automatically-generated ones ?
    Good luck for ypour project and God bless.

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    1. hello,
      generating random players is not as fun as it sounds, specially for long term master league saves, as within 5 seasons you will have a totally unknown players all over the grid, we prefer to have players respawn as youth players, who can grow better or worse than the previous spawn.

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  50. I look forward to your SP life
    You are great as always SP Team Thank you

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  51. Wow! This really seems like an amazing project (if there's any way to support this project eithe rvia patreon, pixiv or whatever platform, please let us know). Say, is there any possibility to add more features to the master league and BAL (such as sponsors, cinematics, more situations/stories with the players like in fifa or like in pes 2013, etc.) or is that asking for too much?

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    1. hello, first releases will not go that far, although there are plans

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  52. Hello, concerning the Master League, will it be revamped with more features and more depth ? Or will it be more or less the same ?

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    1. probably more or less, we are making a lot of experiments that might be included in later versions if deemed stable enough

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  53. Hi guys is there gonna be an update for smoke patch v21.4 for 2022/23 season when the league re open in August

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    1. hello, no plans for previous versions

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  54. Hello SP. I am very excited for this project and I hope it will be successful, will you be including the UEFA Conference League in Football Life?

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  55. sorry but compatibility patch 1.0.7.2 will be released?

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    1. if steam updated your game, reinstall the latest sp update and dont let steam update it
      no changes added, similar to end of service release

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  56. Hello smoke team i have a question does in this football life development will have more effective cause in pes is such a mess and players does not grow up so much like in real life does you fill make development more effectivr in this project

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    1. hello, we use our own modified development, but its very similar to our older patches, we think its the best balance, at least to our taste.

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  57. GUD BYE PES 17 IM BROKEN ,SHALL UPDATE MI PC

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  58. nice guys. can u add fullscreen windowed function in settings pls?

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  59. As a football and pes fan, i think it's will be perfect if the you can add classic version of big club, national teams and maybe some series like: c1 winners, world cup winners. There are a lot of unpopular team that i rarely play in pes series and i think most of people will be like me. It's will be great if we can play 2008 MU, BBC Madrid, MSN Barca or legends like Pele, Maradonna,... I know it will require ton of works but if you can make that, it will be absolutely perfect.

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  60. Has Konami's latest exe update (1.07.02) impacted your roadmap in some way to launch this mod? Or is it safe for us to still expect it in October?

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  61. Will there be updates to pes21(At least updated squads) before the release of the new game since October is a bit far ?

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  62. Will you include Indian Super League competition? Include please India nat team.

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  63. I've been using SmokePatch mods for almost 5 years (since PES2017) and I'm very happy with this project!
    You guys are doing a great job and you deserve to create this FootballLife game, as KONAMI is mocking the community through their €Football2022 with this lack of teams and offline modes.

    For FootballLife 23, please take inspiration from the current EF2022 AI with the Player ID of each team, the ability of each team to shoot from distance, attempt dribbles... as on PES2021 the teams have an almost similar game.

    Good luck guys ;-)

    Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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