Football Manager ZiiP League


#1

Ok, I was speaking to @adrock briefly about this last night. I honestly didn’t realise that Football Manager had a full multiplayer function built into it - I thought it was a single player game, especially as @MicJules posted up his club progress.

A load of us used to play Fantasy Football. Who would be interested in a long-term game of Football Manager? We can setup one of our home servers (either mine or adrocks) as a null client that can run constantly. If we went for Football Manager 2017 (rather than 18) then anyone who doesn’t own the game can get it for less than £10 from cdkeys.com

I like the idea of a persistent real-time game that we can all tap into and interact together with.

I have absolutely no idea of the mutliplayer functionality so will need to look into it fully to see if it is possible - But, if it is possible, who is up for it? @Hammy, @MicJules, @st00kz, @Leepants, @VirulentPip, Others?


#2

i’m game for it, depending on how it works


#3

Would love to give it a go but just not got much time for gaming at home atm.

Thx for the thought tho Jes


#4

Well, if we get it up and running you can join in at any point :slight_smile:


#5

If we get this started, can I suggest, mid table premier league clubs for us all?


#6

Never tried it multiplayer before but happy to give it a go :slight_smile:


#7

Yeah defiantly up for this!


#8

As FM2017 will be starting in 2016/17 season, perhaps the Championship may be a better bet.

Hammy, Ad, Jess can go for your favourite clubs and it would be an intriguing fight for promotion.


#9

What night suits everyone? Wednesday?


#10

I believe it’d be ongoing


#11

Ongoing would be ideal as a set night could become tricky :slight_smile:

Not sure head to heads would work


#12

Anyone played it yet to see how it works?


#13

Only ever played a one-off match against Adrock, never played online before


#14

I’ll load it on my server later. I’m pondering if I might spin up a Steam OS VM - if that is even possible…


#15

Also… We’ll do a test season to start with… just to see how it work - might only be a few games long.

After that, we’ll do something long term – and I might run a semi-permanent Twitch feed on it too (bandwidth & data allowing)


#16

I can be online tomorrow from around 7.30, if not it will have to be Friday/Weekend.


#17

i’m off today if anything needs testing


#18

Well, Steam OS is a bag of junk… especially on a VM. Managed to get the loader to work… with a graphically output - but no available input control.

I’ll just load Steam onto my server direct. Shame… really wanted to see what Steam OS was like…


#19

Ok, see if you can log into the test league:

name: ziipleague9832
password: bananatennisstraw


#20

joint ok. need to agree on a few settings, leagues data base size etc