Download Custom Views for Football Manager 2018
If you are a recurrent reader of my Football Manager blog, you may have noticed that we have provided some basic hints and tips for enjoying Football Manager 2018 to the fullest. While the FM18 real names fix provides the sponsorship names of competitions and tournaments around the world, as well as removing any fake names in FM18, or the backroom staff search filter which gives you an easy access to find the best coaches in Football Manager 2018 I like to spend a few minutes of your time to share the custom views we use here at Passion4FM for Football Manager 2018.
The Football Manager 2018 Custom Views by Passion4FM looks to bring you a quick way to discover the most valuable information of the current screen you’re at, both to save time and to provide you with all the information required to make the best decision within your save.
Passion4FM’s Football Manager 2018 Custom Views lets you import both detailed and basic views for squad overview of your current club or the opposition team, a detailed fixture schedule view, staff and player search view as well as a number of additional views. By downloading, you can easily sort statistical information of players and staff, players’ attributes and records, backroom staffs ratings plus much more! The benefits and how we use it will be explained below. So keep on reading.
Passion4FM’s Football Manager 2018 Custom Views; Player Search, Backroom Staff Search View & Opposition Squad View Available
Football Manager 2018 Squad Views; Detailed, Contracts & Stat View Available
We use a number of different Football Manager 2018 Squad Views in order to keep track of both players’ performance, current morale and happiness, contract status and basic information such as natural position, personality, preferred foot and tactical familiarity.
We’ve created 4 different squad views which you import on the overview screen of your (own) squad.
- Import the squad views at
select the custom squad view of your preference
FM18 Squad View Detailed
The ‘Squad View Detailed’ are created to provide you with as much valuable information about the player, both to get to know the player quicker, but also to be used throughout the season as a summary of how the player performs and develops.
Basic information about each players age, nationality, best position, preferred foot, value and wage, current ability star rating in additional to potential star rating are included alongside information about his morale, condition and match fitness. You will also get basic stats such as amount of appearances, average rating, goals and assists, distance covered as well as tactical familiarity, home grown status, match load and training workload.
It compromises everything I feel I need throughout a season of information to decide if I shall offer a new contract extension, provide a rest, select a starting XI and the performance of each player.
FM18 Stats View Detailed for the Squad
The FM18 Stats View for the Squad provides a detailed overview of statistical information about each player. I use it to distinguish the best performers of the group by sorting by either points won per game, average minutes per goal (for forwards), the amount of clean sheets for defensive players and average rating.
Additional information such as who makes the most dribbles per game, the most key passes, interceptions and key headers can also be viewed.
You can even discovered rather quickly who makes the most mistakes in order to avoid selecting a player that may cost you points for an important match.
The detailed stats view are set up in a way that provides you stats according to the pitch area, either you need a quick overview of how your strikers performs, whom the best midfielders in terms of passing accuracy are in your squad or whom are most defensive solid and locks up the shop.
My idea is that you can easily spot who creates the best and most chances within your team, who can unlock the opposition team with passes or crosses and basically who got the best records within their field of expertise to earn a spot in the starting line-up.
Hopefully the stats will also provide you with the basic information required to determine if you need to strengthen a field of play or perhaps make adjustments to your formation, player roles and duty selection as your current crop of talents doesn’t have what it takes to play with a high line, with a high tempo or utilize crosses rather than running with the ball.
FM18 Player Skills Assessment – Squad View Detailed
An additional detailed squad view has also been compiled. The FM18 player skills assessment provides a one-in-all screen to check the best and worst attributes of every player in the squad together with a quick overview of his strongest and weakest area of the game, best role and style of play.
The idea is that you can use this view to spot weaknesses in the squad at a glance.
The list of player attributes are listed from the key attributes that affects any overall performance in a match, from determination to stamina. Then the attributes are listed according to what’s required of a player in terms of tactics aka his tactical intelligence and technical abilities. In the end we have sorted the attributes according to their position; either they require positioning, concentration, tackling and marking to be defensive solid or finishing, off the ball movement and composure to be considered a top scorer.
FM18 Contracts View Basic
In order to dip your toes into the transfer market it’s important to keep tabs of the current players contracts, hereby meaning transfer status, clauses, bonuses and perhaps the percentage of yearly wage rise of your players. This way you can easily offer contract extensions that fits the same model as for the others of your squad, or easily discover players that could be suited for transfer listing or to let go on free once the contract expires.
Our Contracts View is rather basic, as I prefer to have easy access to the most basic information. The column for current wages and yearly wage rise may come in handy and are closely linked for quick overview. The appearance and unused fee is also located next to each other.
Information about players who got an injury fee release clause or a minimum fee release clause features also, so you can plan ahead if a replacement would be required within the next seasons. Yet again, the injury fee release clause column are located next to each players injury susceptibility level.
Football Manager 2018 Opposition Squad View
Even though the squad views listed above can be used for the opposition team I prefer to get additional information for scouting about the players of the opposition team. The Football Manager 2018 Opposition Squad View gives you a quick way to get information about each players natural position, preferred foot, current and potential ability as well as a quick overview of their performance.
In additional comes columns more focused on scouting, such as the knowledge level of the player, home grown status, a recommendation rating if a scout has provided a scout report of him, long term plans and general happiness.
It gives me a quick way to discover potential talents or bargains as the view features the value and wage of the player, as well as the current player status information (if he’s transfer listed, wanted by others, analyzed by the data analyst or unhappy) together with the club he’s playing at – something that comes in handy if he’s out on loan.
Basic stats that you are familiar with from the squad view is also included.
Football Manager 2018 Fixture View
My ‘Fixture View’ is rather simple. I have simply added goalscorers, weather forecast and referee. Together with the stadium name it provides me with some information about the upcoming fixture. By a few clicks I can get information about the pitch and its surface and conditions to decide if any changes to the playing style are required or what type of referee that my team will face in order to perhaps make adjustments to the intensity of the match.
Basic information about competition type, whether the match will be on TV, played on home soil or away and when features also.
- Enable the Fixture View by going to
Football Manager 2018 Backroom Staff Search View
Now I’ve come to the real essence of this Football Manager 2018 essential downloads article. The hints and tips for the way I use the backroom staff search view can be considered the real meat of this article. It may not be unique, but the custom views imported into the staff search provides an excellent addition to the previously published backroom staff search filter, which looks to let you find the best coaches or backroom staff of Football Manager 2018.
By importing the backroom staff search view, you can easily sort the best staff according to the required key attributes for their role.
Looking for a 5 star data analyst? Simply keep an eye on the three columns JUD PD (Judging player data), JUD TD (Judging Team Data) and PRS D (Presenting Data). You can easily sort by the focus you feel are most important – for example by getting the staff with the highest defending coaching to be listed on top. From our how to find the best coaches, you will easily spot how good the coach are, as determination, level of discipline, motivation and tactical coaching are listed next to each other.
Same goes for goalkeeping coaches, fitness coaches or physios and sport science staff.
Their current job rating, preferred job, contract expiry and current wages, and perhaps most important personality are visible too. Everything arranged in order of importance and quick options to find the perfect backroom staff of your coaching team, scouting team or medical team.
- Enable the Backroom Staff Search View by going to
NB! This view can be used for Staff shortlist as well.
Additional Backroom Staff Views
Included in the megapack are three different views to be used for the overview section of the coaching team, scouting team and the medical team – all with key attributes for their role, personality, contract expiry, wages and coaching qualifications.
This lets you easily spot weaknesses in your backroom staff in order to build a 5 star coaching team, a better medical team or simply sort by the best attributes.
- Import the respective custom view at
Overview (drop down)<
Coaching- / Scouting- / Medical Team<
Football Manager 2018 Player Search View
Similar to the backroom staff search view, I have provided a view for the player search listing. It will be available within the player search screen of Scouting and provides you with basic information about the players in the pool in additional to some hidden attributes that gets available once the player is scouted.
From here you can sort by nations, lowest or maximum age, lowest or highest recommendation rating, min or max value or sort by basic stats like average ratings, goals scored, assists recorded or simply the knowledge level of the player and how old the latest scout report are.
You can get information about scouted players asking price and minimum fee release clause as well as his strongest or weakest area of the game.
The ability to sort by potential is something I use rather frequently, as I like to have the best players listed on the top of the screen. From here I can make an advanced search and filter further to find potential transfer targets more efficiently, but this is something that will be talked about in a coming guide on scouting for individual players.
- Enable the Player Search View by going to
Football Manager 2018 Player Shortlist View
The player shortlist view provides additional information from the player search view. Here I’ve added the maximum asking price, the maximum wage demands and scouts opinion on the best tactical role. A column for the players transfer and loan status are included too.
You will also get information about if he suffers from any recurring injuries that may hamper his development or his performances and successful ratio.
- Enable the Player Shortlist View by going to
Football Manager 2018 Individual Training View
The Football Manager 2018 Individual Training view by Passion4FM are arranged to easily set up the individual training while monitoring the workload and risk of getting injuries. From here you can easily select the position and/or role training, select additional focus training such as improving the positioning attribute of a player, or simply see which player traits he’s currently learning or unlearning.
Included are columns to get information about each players training happiness together with a more detailed information about any displeasure.
The match load column together with the sharpness and injury susceptibility details all information required to determine if a player should be put on an higher training intensity, or if one focus is enough to avoid injuries at training.
- Import the Individual Training View at
Football Manager 2018 Tactics Player Selection View
Last but not least, we got the Football Manager custom views for the tactics overview panel. From here you can pick your starting line-up, change team instructions, preferred formation, mentality or shape and address any changes to match plans and strategies you may come up with before taking on the next opposition.
The Tactics view lets you get all worthy information in one screen – either you use the expanded panel for tactics or the reduced panel. I’ve created a view for each panel – one rather basic and one with detailed information with more stats, each players best role according to the assistant manager and secondary position.
Both views will have an option to see physical condition and match sharpness, tactical familiarity, form for the last 5 matches and current ability. A quick option to set personalized or default player instructions for each player exists too, according to what suits the player best in terms of your overall tactical strategy.
- Import the Tactics View at
Import Preferred View
Import Football Manager 2018 Custom Views for improved and easy access to worthy information at player search screen, backroom staff search overview, shortlist panels, individual training, fixture schedule and tactics overview. The Custom views makes it easier to find weaknesses, learn more about your players at your possession or at the opposition team and make important adjustment or changes to tactics or training from one screen!
- Download the Custom Views. Use a tool such as 7-zip, or WinRar for Windows to extract its contents. Mac users need The Unarchiver in order to extract the content.
- Move the extracted folder ‘Passion4FM FM18 Custom Views‘ to:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\View
- Open Football Manager 2018 and go to the preferred screen – either it’s the fixture overview or the squad overview of your managing club or the others
- Select ‘Custom’ in the drop down menu – For example at Squad Players View.
- Select ‘Import View’ From the drop down menu.
- Click the ‘Reload Skin’ button.
- There should be a box that pops up saying ‘loading image data for the new skin’.
Once this is done, you’re now able to enjoy the custom views made by Passion4FM and The Northman in Football Manager 2018.