New Beta available

A fourth Beta is now available, just in time for Easter. This includes a number of enhancements, particularly:

  • All 92 English League clubs have been enhanced, including:
    • Board members (all clubs now have at least one board member)
    • Backroom staff (all clubs now have coaches and physios)
    • More youth and reserve players (at least 500 more players in total)
    • Accurate away kits
    • Accurate stadium capacities
    • Accurate attendances
    • More accurate player positions and attributes
    • More complete player histories (still WIP)
  • The MLS is now playable (see the MLS page for how)
  • Italian Serie C2 is now playable
  • Various other clubs have been updated – see completed teams for more details

Download beta 3 here

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Beta 3 now available

A third Beta is now available for download. The French league is now playable, with over 60 teams completed, and the Italian Serie C1 is now complete. There are a large number of gradual enhancements too, with many squads and players boosted. I’ve particularly focused on Polish teams, too, as this was one area I hadn’t made much progress, and I’ve noticed a large number of visitors from there. See the completed teams page for more details.

Download beta 3 here

There is also now an FAQs page, as well as improved installation instructions. As always, please get in contact if you have any feedback.

As usual, here are a selection of screenshots.

A guest post – squad numbers

Since I started this project, a lot of people have written to me saying “Simon, we like CM 89/90, but we just don’t think it’s nerdy or obscure enough”. Well, to answer those people, I’ve written a guest post on Denis Hurley’s squad numbers blog, detailing my selection of squad numbers. Obviously in 1989 teams didn’t have squad numbers, so I’ve decided them for myself, which has been one of the most fun parts of working on this.

Feedback wanted

Well, to my surprise, it seems like CM 89/90 has blown up a bit over the Christmas break. Thanks to everyone who helped to make that happen, and to everyone who’s downloaded the patch. I hope you’re enjoying it so far – if so, please do send screenshots, either in the comments section or to me on Twitter – @simontreanor.

I’d also like to ask your help with improving the patch – by providing information that’s missing, or could be improved, or helping point me in the way of resources that will help me find information about the era.

If you’d like to help, contact me on Twitter or via the contact page.

Meanwhile, here’s a few more screenshots, this time of early-season matches.

A Christmas gift! Beta 2

So, I haven’t been updating this blog much lately, but I have been updating the data, and, just in time for Christmas, I have a new Beta for you, downloadable from Sendspace. There are a lot of improvements, particularly with regard to national teams and teams in Europe. Italian football is much more complete, too – see the completed teams page for more details. 

This is still very much a work in progress, so any feedback is very welcome. You can contact me in the comments, by using the form on the left, or by emailing simon.treanor@btinternet.com.

Here are some screenshots showing players from an earlier era, at the end of their careers: