FAQ

Frequently asked questions
updated: 02/Feb/2023
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Hello,
due to the massive number of new users and after releasing football life, there is a huge amount of reports and issues users are facing, it is a little bit hard to keep up with individual reports, I will try to cover most issues in this section, finding the best answer for the frequently asked questions and reply to comments as much as possible, reports that are duplicated and resolved issues will be removed from the main thread to tidy up the comments section.

if a report is not mentioned below it is because I don't yet have an answer or the issue will be addressed in the coming update.

this section will be updated regularly.

Dido/SP


Common Issues from missing system files:
(will fix many reported cases )
* be sure to have the latest update installed.

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* Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime

- be sure your system has updated DirectX software, you can update it from the official Microsoft source: 

if the directX is not up to date it can cause various issues including failure to start the game or error of missing DLL files

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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

- be sure the visual C++ is updated from the official Microsoft source:

this will fix issues like the sider not working or settings not starting.

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General issues:
notes and remarks

* test with an unmodified game to be sure the report is valid
we can only help with problems that concern football life, problems caused \by user manipulations is at the user's risk.

* do not let antivirus or defender delete any of football life files
all the files on the smokepatch website are safe and free from viruses or malware, we use BAT scripts to install and run the game, antivirus programs usually mark all BAT-based files as dangerous, and we cannot afford to buy a digital certificate, as the price for that is insane, do not let the antivirus delete or block the installation

* start the game from the game exe (FL_2023 start.exe)
this is the only file that we test on, any other way to run the game is not valid.

* run the installer as an administrator
always run as administrator so the installer and game can have access to the save folder.

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Frequent Issues

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- Cannot save edits, settings.exe does not save the changes

the game and the settings need access to the save folder that is located in the documents folder (some systems use OneDrive documents), if the access is blocked or not granted then the system will prevent writing the save.

try the following:
- be sure windows defender or antivirus are not blocking the access of football life or settings.exe
- be sure you have administrative rights on your system
- be sure the system is not missing any files (see Microsoft links above)

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- Cannot run settings.exe

many users faced this issue, with the settings.exe cannot run it will not be possible to run the game properly or change any settings, to correct this try the following:

- be sure windows defender is not blocking the settings.exe
- be sure the system is not missing any files (see Microsoft links above)
- run settings.exe as administrator 
- be sure the antivirus did not delete any files from football life, a missing DLL can cause settings not to open.

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- Starting lineup looks wrong:

if you see a strange starting lineup in teams it means the edit file is not installed, if the edit file is not installed you will find other issues.

reinstall football life and update, be sure to run as administrator so the installer can access your save folder and install the appropriate files.

some users might have a customized documents folder, in this case, the edit file might need to be moved there manually respecting the folder structure.

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- Lag or crash using a laptop with two GPU

for a gaming laptop, there are two GPUs, football life needs to run on the powerful one, 
to be sure the correct one is assigned run settings.exe and check the specification tap
assign (FL_2023.exe) and (Settings.exe) in the graphic card software

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- Cannot find the game executable (FL_2023 start.exe)

this is the football life start file, this is a customized script to run the game in a specific sequence and CPU launch commands, this might be flagged by the antivirus and deleted it.

all the files downloaded and installed from the smokepatch website are safe, we create and share contents, not viruses, and do not let anything delete the game files.
a reinstall is needed to recover any deleted files.

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- Overheating or lag after update 2

* This issue is resolved in version 2.01

the new game start file is modified to run most generation CPU, if you don't have 12th gen processor it is possible to revert to the previous start file:

in the game folder
1. remove (FL_2023 start.exe)
2. rename (original start.bkp) to (FL_2023 start.exe) and start the game from it

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- Error stuck in the loading screen

this error is due to selecting a theme in the previous version, themes are not included and this function is not working and is disabled in later versions, 

to correct this, open the save folder of the game from documents and delete (SYSTEM00000000)
run settings.exe so the game would create a new one.

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- Customized sider addons not working after the update

football life update will copy and replace football life files, including sider files as described in the update release notes, if users made any changes to the files including sider.ini they would need to redo them.

to add or change mods please make backups.

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- How to connect a controller

1. XInput and steam:
connect via Bluetooth or USB
select XInput in settings.exe
install/run steam (it has all drivers and configurations needed for controllers)
in steam, click (add a game), and select (FL_2023 start.exe)
now starting the game from the steam app will make the controllers work

2. DirectInput:
connect via Bluetooth or USB
select DirectInput in settings.exe
use a freeware called (DS4Windows) and configure the controller

please see connect controller tutorial here

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- Gameplay of Football life

the gameplay we created for football has been in development for more than a year, never been included in smokepatch for PES, it is different than pes and we like it, some users may like the gameplay of PES21 better, in this case, use the switcher to apply the standard PES21 gameplay, or use any other dt18 mod that is made for pes21.

FL Switcher.exe is located in the game folder.

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- Crash with 12th gen processor

many games have issues with the new 12th generation of processors, 
in update 2 we have added a new modified (FL_2023 start.exe) as it runs the game with specific CPU instructions to make it work on most new generation configurations.

if users still have issues even after installing update 2:
- perform a clean install of football life and update 2 to be sure the crash is not caused by another issue.
- update Microsoft DLL files from the links at the top of this page.
- be sure to run the game from the (FL_2023 start.exe) installed with update 2

* We try to cover all system configurations, but some 12th gen systems might not work with our solution, if this is your case then maybe wait for intel CPU driver updates.

read more about this issue here

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- How to import png in edit mode:

although this is still not available due to using sider, there is a workaround to import png kits to the edited team:

1. start the game without the sider by running (FL_2023.exe)
2. import the png kits then save and exit
3. restart the game from the main executable (FL_2023 start.exe)

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- Created players have contract problems

this is a known issue due to the change of the game starting year, no fix is available for this, but it can work if the starting year in the master league is reverted to 2020,

see this temporary workaround to bypass this issue:


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* some reports are still under investigation
* some reported issues are fixed and will be included in the coming update, more details will be available soon.

* Previous FAQ section for smokepatch for PES is available here

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Comments:
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X - reports that have already been addressed (check previous feedback)
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X - non-English comments.
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X - requests of personal preferences.


199 comments:

  1. I just want to thank the entire Smoke team for all of your hard work. FL23 is the best thing to happen to football gaming in years, keep it up!

    I'm curious, will the 2.01 fix and future updates require new edit files each time? I didn't realize how many edits I had made in the 1.00 version until I installed the 2.00 and had to spend a few hours customizing everything again. I'm looking forward to the next update, but also a bit worried that I'll have to do it all over again haha!

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    1. hello and welcome,
      next version (2.01) will have an updated edit file, but you can use the edit file from version 2.00, you will be missing some minor updates like transfers corrections
      be sure to back up your edit file before updating

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    2. Agree, I spent a lot of time editing the ratings and player positions that didn't match. also rival club which is left empty.

      I think you should leave the RMF/LMF position, and choose between LB/RB or LWF/RWF. The 3 defender tactic was indeed used in several matches last year, but this tactic was deemed not suitable when applied to PES2021.

      Thanks with all your hardwork, wish you continue this great work.

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  2. Hey, I want to also replace the game music playlist as well, but it needs to join them to SMK_Addmusic.cpk and replace the original one but I can't find someone or some video who teach that

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    1. hello, sorry we don't have any tutorial for that

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  3. Please address the Master League market value in upcoming patch.
    Also Endrick model is a bit weird. I have added his own game face which is correct but his body colour is still white. Please update his stats too, he is left footed in real life but right foot in this game

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  4. Whenever my FL23 loads a Cinematic (Like : New Transfer Announcement or Manager and Sporting Director talking to each other etc..) it crashes.
    this is the problem im facing from start and with Update 2 it still crashes.

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  5. For me updated 2.00 is working fine just waiting for stadiums and adboards.... thanks alot SP team

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  6. Hello Smoke Team !
    I have a problem in the game the 5 subs didn't work I try every way but I can only 3 subs in game?
    Thank You !

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    1. hello
      be sure you start the game from the proper exe (FL_2023 start.exe)
      if you mean exhibition, you can choose any number of subs from game settings

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  7. I keep getting called up to the national team without even playing my first game in BAL, is that only me?

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    1. it happened to me aswell

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    2. it depends on the nation, a national team with low rate players available to them will most likely to call you soon, other teams like brazil where you will have huge competition and it can take a while to be worthy of a callup
      also, the harder the difficulty level you are playing in the longer it will take to be called

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    3. I'm 72 rated CMF for Portugal playing on Superstar

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    4. in my tests, its not often you get calls that fast, most of the the careers legend difficulty can take two seasons before getting national trials, it can defer according to nation, difficulty and maybe other factors

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  8. First of all, I want to thank you for the time and effort you have put in. The work you have done is really beautiful. But it seems that some problems have not been solved even after the latest update. For example: In the random 4 vs 4 team selection mode, after selecting the teams, the names of the top 3 players of the team are shown on a black screen. Example 2: The images of the balls do not appear in the general settings, so they all look the same visually and I cannot see which ball I am selecting. Finally, I would like to ask if you are considering adding the Online mode or not?

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    1. hello and welcome,
      1.yes due to the mock stadium not present, maybe will find a fix later, this not a mode that we test often
      2. balls are added in the sider, you can select any ball using sider console (space bar, ` to switch to balls lua), will make tutorial for sider functions when i find more time
      we work primarily for offline modes, but you can play with friends online using (parsec), google it as i cannot give you more info about that at the moment.

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  9. Hello there. So there are some bugs with the TIMELINE in CAREER MODE. Since the season timeline is set to 2022/2023. The game views it as first season has been passed already and this is a new season in the game itself. 2022/2023 Season does not count as the FIRST season. Also, in BAL, under "Career Records" it still shows as "2020-current". Also, because of the timeline of the season, it has has contract issues in career mode. For example, you have to sign contract start of the season or renew contracts at the START of the season. This is causing the transfer changes I made in the edit files to go to the free agents. I hope you will be able to look into it because I belive that the new season timeline of 2022/2023 is causing problems in the career mode and how it progresses.

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    1. yes i am well aware of that, it mainly affect the created players, I'm not able to find a workaround for this just yet, trying to avoid restructure of exe, many links and dependencies.

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  10. I want to thank you for your great dedication and commitment reflected in this great game. The only fault I find is that the passes are very slow, the footballers take a long time to make the passes

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    1. hello and welcome,
      you can switch to pes21 style of gameplay and passing using the switcher

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  11. Thank you Smoke Patch Team for all your hard work. If possible, I would like to kindly request you to create English Call Name file and new updates for Face packs. I wish for your success in the future as well.

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  12. i hope atl.madrid GK jersey fixed, region name of BRI Liga 1 change to indonesia not thailand in ML. added UEFA Nation league in master league &fix the ball selected in local match or versus mode.. gracias!

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  13. Hello! Why is there no return match in the Italian Cup? As far as I remember, the Italian Cup has a two-match competition structure.

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    1. I solved the problem, it was in the settings of the cup. Is there any way to cancel the away goal rule?

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    2. hello,
      Italian cup is played in a single game format as of the start of the covid pandemic

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  14. Hi, great work with the game. I have one gripe as a Leeds supporter, and that is that the Manchester United chant 'Glory Glory Man Utd' plays at every game, like a rogue bunch of scum supporters are following me around. If you are actually a Man U fan this is some top level shithousery, which I suspect may be true as Man U are forever at the top of my league!

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    1. hello and welcome,
      I'm not aware of that, been using these chants since like forever, i will note it when there is any update in the chants

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  15. I was actually meant to ask, can I manually delete the chant somehow? Thanks in advance.

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  16. Can I make it just 9 players on the bench?
    I think 12 is too many for me

    Thank you then

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  17. "* smokepatch content for PES (final season: 2021/2022) can still be accessed from the main menu."

    Hello, does the above mean you'll no longer be doing Smoke Patch updates for PES games and simply focusing on Football Life alone going forward?

    Please, please, please keep doing the updates for PES 2019! This was the last PES game with truly great gameplay and Smoke Patch is the only thing keeping the series alive!

    Football Life is a great project but it's built using eFootball which has horrible gameplay by comparison to the earlier games... I appreciate you guys have tweaked it incorporating your own gameplay changes but it still plays (mostly) like eFootball regardless.

    If you're abandoning Smoke Patch support for PES 2019 is there anyway its gameplay could be included in the Switcher so Football Life plays like PES 2019 and not eFootball?

    Please confirm! Thanks!

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    1. hello and welcome,
      sorry but last season patch was the last season for all pes series, we are playing solely football life now, cannot convert to pes due to the huge amount of time it would take.
      using gameplay of pes19 is probably not possible, it was a challenge to keep the gameplay of pes21 itself compatible, but maybe in the future.

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    2. Many thanks for confirming.

      If Smoke Patch is retiring from doing PES updates could you please maybe provide the name of the next best alternative? Another patch maker for PES 19 who offers an update for all the squads/kits etc.?

      Many thanks and a happy new year!

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    3. happy new year thanks,
      i cannot recommend any as i have never in my life tried any other patch other than ours, so i don't have a point of reference

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  18. Hello!

    I'd like to first thank you for the wonderful work you've been doing. Currently Football Life is the only football game I can see myself playing, given the disaster eFootball is and how unrealistic FIFA is.

    Now, version 2.0 works perfectly for me, with one exception. The only detail I'd like to bring up is the sound effect in game (hitting the ball for example). For some reason in the version 2.0 the sound of hitting the ball is very, very low, can barely hear it and that only sometimes. This wasn't an issue in the version 1.0. Do you know what could cause it?

    Thank you once again for everything, happy new year!

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    1. hello and happy new year
      i cant think of what can cause this, seems fine when i play, there are reworked audio files but it concerns the music not effects, i will check for possible reasons

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    2. Hello!

      Thank you for your reply, as I know it's only a minor incovenience, nevertheless I appreciate that you can look into it.

      As additional information in case it helps, whenever I modify the volume of the Stadium Sound Effects (last option in audio) the volume of hitting the ball doesn't change. So I assume somehow the general audio changes must have interfered.

      Have a nice evening!

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  19. Hello I would like to ask some question about become a legend mode. I played BAL as a Japanese and after sometime playing I noticed that there are no international nation cup such as Asian Cup or World Cup, I checked over at competition info which to my knowledge should give info about the tournament but it is simply nonexistent. I tried playing as another character (Leo Messi) and turns out intl cup also doesnt exist so I figured this is not because of char's nationality. Question is is this feature not existing because intended or is it missing?
    Second is adressing a bug in BAL it is often Indonesia is named as Thailand or Indonesia has Thailand flag, please check.
    Thank you for your hardwork !

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    1. Turns out I intl games exist and I just had to play more. Sorry about this!
      But the switched flag bug is there :)

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  20. is there any easy way to add chants to the editable europe team (199 id) ? I was trying to recreate a team that i like in Europe, had sucess with everything with the exception of the chants and team name in audios, anyone got any idea? i already have the mp3 audio, just dont know how to import into the game.

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    1. you might want to try doing this is the sider, chants are in the audio lua but you will need to have some editing skills

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  21. Atletico mardid gk kit is wrong. And i have player called "player"in free agent list

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  22. Hello Smoke. In the end of games it´s no commentary in any language. Any solution from this? sounds strange the silence at end of the each game. thank you

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    1. hello,
      these are the new commentaries, not all languages have that, it is traded for the huge amount of added phrases in the game, there will be a new commentary version soon that will have more phrases and call names

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  23. been facing random crashes since 1st release, can't tell exactly why, my pc just freeze and i can't even do anything with it, i just pressed reset button from the case, i guess maybe it's the issue from memory ram or something but i have 16 gb of ram, cpu is i7 7700k

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    1. hello, see the Microsoft links above it might fix your issue,
      see other possible reasons in one of the cases mentioned in the faq above

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  24. i just installed original pes 21 and have same exact problem of crash after match start in 12 gen. i think the game is just not compatible, fifa 19 works fine

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    1. soon there will be another variant option of the exe, it might help you

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  25. Smoke I'm trying to change the ball type when I'm playing Europe League Tornument but the ball does not seem to appear during the game can you help thanks.

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    1. thanks i didn't notice before, in the summer the normal ball shows fine but in winter the winter ball is not showing (different ball models)
      will include a fix soon.

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  26. current issues that i have experienced (already reported from email with photo and video):
    .| the following player's face model is bugged and white in the gameplay:
    Raphael Ratao
    .| can't even play classics with my friends, add a second color for each classic teams even the second color is blue (it shows red icon but the kit is the same as the first one)
    .| in local exhibition<random match after we select the teams and it announces the players, when it comes to show top 3 players, its bugged and shows a black screen, it's supposed to show those players standing together.
    hope you fix these issue with other reported issues thanks.

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    1. hello,
      thanks many reports are being processed to include in the fix
      the random match dark presentation will not crash the game would it?

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    2. nope, it won't crash, i just really liked that screen on pes games, but its ok if it's hard to fix

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    3. its not hard but it involve adding a mock stadium that is not used expect for this presentation, will try to change it to normal background later

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  27. Hi smoke,
    In Master League, you can only play one or two seasons, after which all league matches disappear. I've tried like 20 times.
    Same issue when it was released was hoping the update will fix it

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    1. hello,
      this cannot happen, you can play an infinite number of seasons in one career
      be sure you did not add things that can miss with that

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    2. I can confirm this. just finished first season, got promoted and then the game crashed, reloading same save also make the game crashed.
      you can look here: https://imgur.com/K3bahAf (2nd save)

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  28. Just realised why are players 1 years older than in real life on the first season of ML?

    E.g Guerreiro is 30 when he's 29, Vlahovic is 23 when he is 22 etc etc

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    1. hello,
      we adjust the age yearly by mass, not per player, tracking +25000 birthday is super counter-productive

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    2. I understand that but why did you need to adjust the ages at all? They were correct before because now they are all older than real life

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  29. hi, smoke team , thank u for great work , i just wanna ask , i've changed gameplay to FL first version using fl switcher , but when i've done it , nothing changed at all , still the same , the option is still on FL version2, did i do something wrong ?

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    1. the gameplay file (dt18_all) will be installed in the game data
      there are 3 gameplay in the switcher, install the one you want,
      be sure the game is not running when applying the switcher.

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  30. Hey, when I play on Hoofstad Stadion at night, the place's all dark, except the upper adboards. It looks like I'm playing with the lights out. Can you fix it?

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    1. yes thanks, its already reported and will be fixed soon

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  31. Also, you should replace the CL, EL and Libertadores menu generic music with the original ones and add some missing trophies as well, like Copa do Brasil and the MVP awards, like UEFA Best Player, AFC, CONMEBOL award and the Ballon d'or as well

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  32. Hello SP and happy new year.Please fix Santiago Bernabeu's light problem.It is dark always in day or night.And please fix Etihad Stadium's second half lighting problem.There are some other stadiums with these problems(Wanda Metropolitano and etc.)Thanks for your attention

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    1. hello and happy new year
      stadiums seems to fine, be sure you are using our stadium models.

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    2. Yes,i use only your stadium models.

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  33. any guideline how to use slider 7 to unlock legend difficulty?

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  34. wonderful work smoke please can you make the regens rating lower to 64/65 it would give chances for more real youthful players to be called up to the national teams, am tired of seeing messi and Ronaldo playing every world cup even after they have retired thankyou

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    1. please @smokepatch reply

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    2. hello,
      sorry but that kind of change have huge implications in the database, it will miss with the balance, changes in player growth is currently reduced to the limit

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    3. thank you boss amazing work, the game is addictive.

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  35. 2 problems i had so far
    1. I saw a player name "player" in Master League, 2 new game and he appear in both. I use classic players so i am not sure what is the problem
    2. after match, players' mark(score) are way too low. i had player with 2 goals end up with only 6.7 score. How the hell is that "OKAY"?

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  36. Hi! Did it changed something with scoreboards in the last update? Because in my ML the UEL scoreboard isn't pairing anymore automatically (I'm at the Group Stage) but yes referee and ball

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  37. Fps dropping to FL 23

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    1. Same, in game smokpatch 21 my computer can't drop fps, but i am install football life, my computer get fps drop, please fix it🙏🙏😭

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  38. Dear master,

    Masters of PES, We urgently need stadium and adboards addon. It's gonna make game better. Secondly, I know it's tough but can you guys just update a few players faces like Kvaratsheila, Haaland. At last the most popular ones. I also love your stadium details. You're way better than the other.

    Thanks in advance,

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  39. SP, your work is out of this world. So grateful. Thank you.

    I've played roughly 15 matches and have noticed teams don't always utilize their subs. In fact there have been a number of matches where there have been zero substitutes from the opponent. Have you noticed this? Any workaround?

    Cheers!

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    1. hello and welcome,
      seems fine, although i test these stuff in master league and BL

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  40. Greetings when can we expect a release on 2.01 FIX, THANKS.

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  41. Please, in the next update, put the abbreviated names, no need to put all the names of the players.

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  42. Hello smoke patch. Thanks for this game. and also thanks for the update.
    can you fix the fps lag please. it is un stable. the previous orginal pes 21 has fixed 60fps. but football life's fps is around 40-50 even it downs to30 fps. please can you make the game stable. and also the game minimizes it self while we playing. please fix it. thats the only problem i got. other than these 2 problems the game is very impressive. keep it up. thanks

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    1. i have no problem with fps dude,just normal. maybe in setting.exe or something

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    2. Probably a problem with your PC. Game runs smooth 60fps max settings on my Steam Deck

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    3. see the (overheat/lag issue) above

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  43. Hi there. I'm on football life 2023 2.0. I'm looking to edit the classic team jerseys created by smoke. The problem is that I'm entering the jerseys correctly in my sider. I have the p1 p2 p3 that appear on the sider but the jerseys do not change at all. If I put them for another team no problem.

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    1. hello,
      classics cannot add kits via sider as they are not licensed
      in the upcoming update 2.01 they will be licensed with kits, you can assign other kits via sider then

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    2. Thanks for your works !!!!!

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    3. I know you will not unlock the dt00 file allowing the edition of teams and players to protect your work, but can you allow us to change more easily some league by unlocking the licenses?? personally the Indian league does not interest me and I would like to replace it more simply by the import of other teams (crest, names, Emblem), can you do this? 3 teams it remains too little.
      merci

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  44. Speaking of stadiums, why those extra ones (Etihad, Wanda Metropolitano, Olympiastadion, etc) doesn't show up on exhibition mode and other game mods, like ML?

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    1. hello,
      stadiums added via sider will be automatically assigned to their teams
      you can also select the stadium using the sider console (space bar)

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    2. Sider console? I don't get it. How do I this? Step by step, if possible.
      BTW, is there a way to add the previous stadiums you removed from this mod (Arena do Grêmio, Beira-Rio, São Januário and other generic stadiums) or you will add a option to include them for the next fix?

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    3. press space bar on your keyboard, it will bring up a black console, if you don't see that then you are not starting the game from the correct exe
      stadiums that are not in football life will be available in the stadiums addon

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    4. Is there a date for the stadium add ons ?

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  45. gameplay v.2 work in first day or first match when install ... but look like it back to v.1 until now ... because of through pass that make me know. Want v.2 gameplay every match , please.
    thank you .. cheer up.

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    1. hello,
      the gameplay do not change unless you use the switcher

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  46. I can't fix the disappearance of all the players' faces. how can I switch to a powerful video adapter? after installing the patch, it doesn't see nvidia.

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    1. see Lag or crash using a laptop with two GPU

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  47. Hi Dido, thanks so much for everything you've done here. It's amazing that we can play fully modded without the need for a steam copy of PES. The elitists are raging.

    Just one thing that I wanted to know, will we ever be able to use option files with classic teams in FL23? I've tried uploading a few but always get the error message. To me, playing with classic teams was one of the biggest drawcards of PES over FIFA.

    Thanks and look forward to your response.

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    1. hello and welcome,
      i don't think that would be compatible as the players in football life are not accessible.
      football life have 7 teams with classic players from different nationalities and eras, it will be extended when more stars retires

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  48. Dear Smoke, will compatibility issues with Intel's 12th generation processors be fully resolved in the 2.01 update? After the 2.0 update on the 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12500H processor, the game did not start...

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    1. there will be two variants of the FL start executable, they should cover most 12th gen cases, but no guarantee it will work on every 12th system, i don't have the resources to cover all possible configurations

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  49. Hello everyone.

    I have just installed Football Life and tried to play with the language set to Japanese, but the names of the players are marked as "no name".
    All players have no neme numbers.
    Sometimes there is a blank player.
    When I change the menu language to English or Chinese, the names are displayed.
    How can I change the language to Japanese and still see the names?

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    1. hello,
      yes this was reported and will be correct in version 2.01

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  50. First of all a big respect to your whole group.. you are strong and keep it up... please add Champions League.. and make some changes in the gameplay.. yes I like it and it's good but people like the spectacle and more freedom in the game.. please solve this temperature problem because The video card gets very hot while playing... Good luck... P.S. Add the face of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in the new update. The whole of Georgia is waiting for you.. Love from Georgia ♥

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    1. You can add your own faces. I have updated Haaland, Adeyemi, Gvarvidol, Enzo Fernandes etc on mine

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    2. How and where to add? can you help me?

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    3. Exact same way as PES2021
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqXLqFy7sWU

      Works perfectly

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  51. Hello, Smoke!
    Just wanted to let you know that Stade Orione is still NOT in the game. Also, when I start a ML (or even League) in French Ligue 1 or 2, the default ball is the red (winter one) and it doesn't change during the season.

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  52. Is there anyway to add our custom soundtrack?

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  53. I can't change the ball, it's always same (one) ball , why ? Thanks

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  54. Hi bro, first of all this patch is great! However I was trying to play with the classic teams and the lineups were messed up and the kits were missing, I did check that the edit file was installed correctly

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  55. How can we change the Starting Year in ML? Why have you guys closed off ways for people to add their own customization to the game, I can't even change player stats with an Editor tool nor can I add my own gameplay(Holland) or change the starting year for ML since half my squad has their contracts expired in 2021 when its August 2022

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    1. hello
      for your first question, maybe we will make a small tutorial for that,
      for the rest, we did not close anything on anybody, we share with you our work, its up to you to like and use or not
      you can change there stats in edit mode as much as you want, extracting our database for other usage was never allowed

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  56. Give me advice absolutely every time I run the game my anti-virus tells me to restart my computer and after a few hours when I get up from my computer and turn it off and after a while when I sit down to play again the game is deleted @SmokePatch

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    1. Add the FL_2023 file start.exe in the exceptions of your antivirus.

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  57. About the new update, do I have to need to restart my ML again when it's released? Also, can you fix the Serbian flag with Switzerland name? Same as Thailand name with the Indonesian flag

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    1. master league can continue same as always

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  58. Hello again, thank you for the previous reply about the timeline. Another thing I want to ask is about the expansion. So, I would love to replace Indonesian league with other asian league that I want. I tried to use a tool to make the league and the teams there un-licensened and made it a cpk file to put it under Data folder. However, the game does not start, and even if it does it does not let me edit the teams in Indo league. Is there way we can add the expansion packs again like in previous Smoke patch. OR atleast make the leagues editable? Also, in the MLS Charlotte FC is missing and the kits are from 2020. I know it is a lot of work but if that is fixed then it would mean a lot.

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    1. I want to do the same thing. It will be really good if the smoke team make an expansion so I will be able to replace 1-2 leagues with other 1-2

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  59. Everything perfect... I found 2 bugs... when attacking or defending during the game, the players lose control of the ball, either from the COM user... and at the end of the games there are no comments in Spanish. .. in PES 21 if there was ..

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    1. Yeah same here about players losing the ball , and it's annoying, please smoke patch team fixed this

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  60. i don't mind u release it later so u can update the transfer windows as well

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  61. First of all, I would like to say thanks to Smoke team to make this wonderful mod.

    I also want to add my own preference to your team as suggestions:
    1. Master League mode is a must in this game. I believe every player has the same problem. It's the peak level of a player. They stop growing when reached the age of 23. I hope the team can make the change to add its maximum growing for a player.

    2. In the gameplay, the chip shot has been changed. However I asked how to chip from a longer distance.

    3. I found that some shoes have different display while in the gameplay. I hope the team can fix this issues.

    Thanks SP Team

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    1. i've had a lot of players develop at 24-25, and a strike who i bought that had a rating of 86 at age 26, grew to 89 at age 29 and 90 at 30... I dont know the logic honestly

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    2. I have spent 1000 hours on pes 21, and I didn't get what you have got. Can't imagine a player stop growing at young age.

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  62. Just a quick bug but manual passing is still a bit broken on the new gameplay versions. If tapped too lightly, the player will always pass behind them instead. I'm wondering if this will be fixed at all or if it's currently being looked at.

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  63. i think the triangle in footballlife gameplay is heavy, plz make the triangle same as triangle in default pes21 gameplay.. thanks

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    1. yeahh. same with me. please @SmokePatch. Its difficult to through the ball. The through pass heavy and slow.

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  64. Just a question, NOT a personal request. Why was the choice made by the PES Smoke team to reduce the Belgian competition format to 16 teams instead of 18? Westerlo and Seraing are not in it, which kind of ruins the immersion for me. Could you maybe explain the reason why those two clubs are excluded? Thanks in advance.

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    1. SPFL 23 is based on PES 2021, I think there the belgium league has only 16 teams and I am not sure that the smoke team have enough time to make changes to the database.

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    2. actually they are inside the game, but somehow not visible. I can transfer players from Seraing.

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  65. A wish. Replace the MLS league with any league from South America, since clubs from North America do not play in the Copa libertadores.

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    1. Good call, man. I'll choose the Uruguayan League. Also you forgot to ask them to remove the Mexican clubs as well, since they don't participate the Libertadores too

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    2. 3 Mexican clubs get the right to participate in the Copa Libertadores tournament every year.

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    3. So, shouldn't be easy to replace MLS to Mexicans?

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  66. More managers should be added for football life.

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  67. Why can't I stop the first transfer window in ML, I chose to disable the first transfer window but the transfers won't stop Why?, I want to play with the same formations without transfers

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    1. this option is not functioning in football life

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  68. Smoke I found a serious programming error in PES 2021, The game is not designed to run at a steady paste on PC'S The game has a strange twist and turn style gameplay, A few games a play a reasonable pace and speed of soccer and then all of a sudden the game speeds up, it's not tweaked to play on PC'S, what's the cause of sudden cpu speed change in the game? Why does everything speed up?

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  69. How can I start the game if pressing FL_2023 start sends me to something called sider 7, I don't know much about it:(

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    1. you just have to wait, the game will start automatically (if you installed everything properly)

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  70. This FL23 will be better with more of updates I guess...smokepatch21 was better

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  71. anyone can help me if u can solve settings.exe? i need help. i try all the tutorial but it still not working

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    1. I have that same problem, i tried all the solutions :(

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    2. settings not working mean something in your system is blocking it or something in your system deleted some game files

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  72. Dear SP team,

    I found that lowering the menu music volume doesnt work at all.
    hopefully you notice this bug.

    Big Thanks.

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    1. I had a similar situation with the sound but related to the stadium effect (hitting the ball, etc.). I mentioned it above and I was told they would investigate. :)

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    2. hello,
      the music volume is fixed in update 2.0

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    3. A big thanks to the team!

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  73. Dear SmokePatch

    I would like to know where the player.bin file is, to be able to edit South American teams and leagues
    Thank U

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    1. sorry its prohibited to extract our database

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  74. Hi guys, I try to use SleeveBadge.lua, but game dont reconize this, How can I fix or any idea what is the reason dont work properly

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    1. hello, sorry I'm not familiar with other mods

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  75. and so, i turned off win10 optimization features and my SP FL 2023 seems to work more stable. thx guys

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  76. Hi, there's a error in shirt number of Manchester United's Varane, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez (like Harry Maguire's shirt should be 5 instead of 6). Can you included this in the next fix?
    Also thank you so much for this game

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  77. if i create a player in edit mode, and then install the update will the player delete?

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    1. yes, you have to backup your edit file and paste it over the new one which comes with the update (if you want to keep your created players)

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    2. export the teams you edited then import them in the new version

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  78. Hello Smoke Team, I want to thank you for everything you have done. Please don't post in Facebook.. stories with a woman picture. This is Football team so post with football pictures. Also I recommend that when a player is LMF don't insert to him a style that don't work with LW cause we usually use him like that. Also if a player is CF don't put him in LW if thats what is used by his coach.

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    1. hello,
      dont unfollow that page, it is not under our control as mentioned in the main new tab

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  79. Hello Smoke Team, can you fix the through pass control. Its like heavy and slow when I want to pass to other player. I hope you can help fix this matter and thank you for everything you have done.

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    1. hello and welcome, passing and gameplay in football life is not as in pes,
      if you prefer pes you can switch using the switcher

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  80. Hi Smoke Team, I have an issue with BAL mode that all the league disappear in the third season. Only international matches remain. I only add the 12 bench players mod with sider and nothing more.

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    1. hello,
      remove any incompatible modes and reinstall football life
      be sure you have the latest football life update

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  81. Hello, great job, I installed fix 2.01 and the game speed by default has changed, it's faster like the PES 2021 gameplay. Is there any way to adjust it?, because from the game it's very slow or very fast. Thanks

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    1. hello and welcome,
      game speed doesnt change unless you choose to,
      in football life, some matches can be higher tempo than others depending on many factors, that is normal.

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  82. Hello. Tell me, can I edit the dt70_x64 file? I want to use my replay pictures (wipe) from the scoreboard server. Thank you.

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    1. hello, you need to rename the files to match football life replay files names

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  83. Hello, I updated the game to its latest version 2.01 and I'll tell you what happens, the game is very good, but it has a serious error, when you edit and create players and assign them to your favorite team, in the master league at a certain time more or less the second or third game, when the transfers are over, your players transform and return to ridiculous bass levels, it even changes the names of the players, it makes me very angry, I took the trouble to create with the internal editor to The 1974 Dutch and 1974 Polish squads were almost complete, and I assigned them to Ajax and Bruges, hopefully Smoke will solve it, because this never happened in any Pes

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    1. hello,
      to start master league with heavily edit database you might need to reduce the starting year,
      see tutorial section in the menu above

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  84. Hello, Thanks to this game, I can't get off my computer. Thank you.

    After transferring a player in the setup (eg. mudryk's transfer to Chelsea), when I run ML, the player becomes a FA due to their contract expiry. Any workaround?

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    1. hello,
      see tutorial section in the menu above

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  85. Hi! nice job with the FL game. It's amazing but i have a problem, all the stadiums doesn't have any light on just the light in the pitch but not in the crowd zone. Can this issue be solved? or i need to reinstall the game? Thx.!

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    1. hello and welcome,
      all stadium in football life works as they should, can you specify a stadium with this problem so i can check?

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  86. hello sp team,i have one simple question,can I delete my vanilla pes 2021 from steam and leave onlz sp fpptball life on my computer?

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    1. hello, football life is installed separately and do not depend on other games

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  87. Amazing work so far. Stadiums and adboards will make the game better. Also, are you gonna update the adboards? They must be various and new. Secondly, more boots would be good. Thanks.

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  88. On the other hand, in the masters league I deactivated the 1st transfer period but there are still transfers.
    What to do ?
    I thank you in advance.
    Flo.

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    1. hello,
      you might need to reduce the starting year,
      see tutorial section in the menu above

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  89. Greetings. Looking forward to playing this game on a laptop with a 960m but it only uses the intel graphics card. I saw in the instructions that i have to assign the settings.exe and the game's exe to my graphics card software but assuming that it's done in the geforce experience software I can't find a way to do it. please help me out! thank you for your dedication in keeping PES alive!

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    1. hello, you need to assign (FL_2023.exe) and (Settings.exe) in nvidea software

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  90. I can't find the ID of Chelsea player Datro Fofana
    The ID is not in the text files but it does appear in Football Life
    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp

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  91. Hi Smoke,

    Thanks for your beautiful work.
    I have a problem in FL 23. When I started the game, it shown error says my Laptop does not met the system requirement (VRAM: below 2GB). I can choose 'ignore' and start the game, but the FPS become soooo low & laggy.
    Even though my VRAM is 4GB. In comparison, PES 21 + SP is work perfectly fine.

    Just FYI, my Laptop using Ryzen 5, RX560 4GB VGA, and 16GB of RAM (Asus TUF FX505DY).

    Any idea why this happen? Your help is so much appreciated, thank you!

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  92. Hello! Is the away goals rule disabled in this game?

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  93. Hi, great work. It is possible to make that the machine (CPU) can commit penalties, like real life??

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    1. What do you think guys?. It wouldn't be perfect gameplay?

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  94. good morning everyone, I would like to know if it is possible to put the Italian language in the game menu. Thank you

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  95. I downloaded SP Football Life 2023 from the links. I also downloaded the updates. When I run the game, it opens, but the white screen comes up and the game closes. I reinstalled several times but couldn't solve the problem. Once I was able to open the game and the moment I created the Master League, the game was closed.

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  98. Hey man, I'm a longtime user of your patches and now SP Football Life I just wanted to say i really appreciate your work, it's always been excellent and i'm really enjoying the new beta gameplay. As an all manual user it has really opened up the game, i'm just hoping not too much. I haven't played user v user yet to judge properly.

    I have one fix to offer to the people who can't open up settings.exe even though they've done everything in their power to not have the folder be affected which I still am one of. I have all the files, the folder excluded from virus protection, but i can't open up the file for whatever reason. Anyway, the way we can still set the graphics settings is if you happen to have/had PES 2021 installed, set the graphics settings to your liking there and then copy the GRAPHICS000000 file in the \Documents\KONAMI folder from one game into the other. It works like a charm.
    You could also have different resolution versions of the file available for people to download as a workaround.

    Finally, i have one request, can you do something about the game not pausing when a controller dies? It's a little frustrating because hitting ESC also does nothing and I end up hopelessly scrambling for a change of batteries while hoping the CPU doesn't score on me, which it almost inevitably does.

    Keep up the great work!

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  99. Hi Dude,
    First of all thank you for this hard work, im so appreciate for this work.
    But i have a crash after agree the transfer of player, kindly need your solution.

    Thank you and keep it up bro!

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