This section is the trickiest and as a result I have spent way more time on editing players.
The file will look something like this:
Ok, I know this is a bit overwhelming so to make it easier to understand I converted it into a spreadsheet, made the changes then converted back. You don’t have to but I did for my own sanity and to help keep track of the changes and it made it easier to identify patters and figure out the numbers. See below.
To make it easier to describe I will use the excel column names in the image above to describe what the numbers mean. This will make it easier for me rather than having to say the first number means…blah blah.
Column A – is the start of the players number, other than the very first one they all start with ?- this will make it easier for you to quickly search. I don’t believe it is a unique identifier as I accidently gave two players the same number and it made no difference. Ignore this number for now and leave it be.
Columns B + C – are the player firstname and surname. Nice and simple
Column D – is the players appearance, I changed them all to the same number and now my entire squad is identical 🙂
Column E – is the players age – 1. So if you change it to say 19 the player will be 20. I played around with this making players as young as 12 and it still worked.
Column F – I have no idea but I think it also has something to do with age? Leave it alone for now.
Column G – is their contract. How many games they have left to play before you need to resign them. I changed all of mine to 999.
Column H and I – No idea, haven’t figured this out yet.
Column J – is their NRG level, I set all of mine to 100.
Column K – is the players side i.e. L, C, R the following numbers mean the following things:
1 – Centre (All Keepers must have this value, do not change for keepers)
2 – Right, Centre
3 – ??? Don’t know yet
4 – Left, Centre
5 – Right, Centre (Don’t see any difference between this and 2!)
6 – Left, Centre, Right.
I set all of mine to 6 (L,C,R) except the Keepers who I left as 1
Column L – is player position using the following format:
0 – Keeper
1 – Defender
2 – Midfielder
3 – Forward
Column M is the players squad number, this must be unique starting with 0. so if you add any extra player, make sure that all players have a different number. In my squad I had 24 players so the number ranged from 0 – 23 with every player having a different number. Be very careful with this one.
Column N > R – are the players abilities:
Tackling, Technique, Dribbling, Pace, Strength for Outfield Players
Handling, Agility, Reflexes, Pace, Strength for Goalkeepers
I changed all of my to 20. When reading this in your own game it is possible to have a large number with decimal places e.g. 17.8787865948. You can safely change this to 20 or any other whole number.
Column S and T – No idea what these do.
Columns U > AA – are the players stats in the following order:
Appearances, Subs, Goals, Assists, Yellow Cards, Red Cards, Star Man
That is all I have figured out so far but is enough to craft your own perfect squad. Or you can download mine in the section below. My file has members of the current Celtic Squad and a few notable legends 🙂