The game kicks you out a lot. The main issue I have is getting kicked when trying to sim a game I get kicked out. Also, the fact that the base plays have to be edited to include pass blocking and main targets should be changed in the next update. It's so annoying having to go through manually to edit them all, even to have a shot at having a decent team.
CT Football Manager
A downloadable game for Windows
A sports simulation game where you take the role of the manager/Head Coach of a College Football team. You will be able to handle depth charts, recruiting of players, setting tactics, schedule etc.
At the moment we have created a lot of the infrastructure for the game, and also done many of the screens.
- 130 College teams from different conferences to choose from
- Over 500 different high schools (non-playable)
- 30+ different bowl games (in the mod pack)
- 100+ rivalries (in the mod pack)
We have implemented a lot of features like recruiting, coach handling but more feature will come for each biweekly release
We are two persons who love College Football and love the old Football Manager games (Soccer). We have done a lot of coding for a number of different minor projects.
We are using a forum over at gmgames.org: http://forums.gmgames.org/forum/408-ct-football-manager/
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Release 0.9.4Apr 26, 2022
- Release 0.9.3Mar 22, 2022
- Release 0.9.2Mar 01, 2022
- Release 0.9.1Dec 03, 2021
- Release 0.9.0Nov 12, 2021
- Release 0.8.15Oct 22, 2021
- Release 0.8.14Sep 28, 2021
- Release of 0.8.13Aug 30, 2021
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I have been having this very strange issue with the tactics section where I will create a play, save it, and it will all look good, then if I go off to do something else in the game, I will come back to tactics to find the play deleted. This issue only seems to be happening on NEW formations that I have created using 0.9.1, if I try to make a play with any of the default formations or any formations I had previously created, they will save.
I wonder if it might be possible that my issue came from the way I transferred my old plays into 0.9.1 when I downloaded it. Instead of using the "Import Play" button in tactics, I simply copied all of my old plays from the old export file into the new plays file, and copied the old formations into the new formations file as well. All of those plays seem to have transferred over fine, but is it possible that by doing that I messed up the system that allows plays to be created?
I don't think it has anything to do with you copying the plays from the old version, since nothing changed on the format for them. And as long as you are sure you have clicked save, then it most be something in the code which we need to take a look at.
Just downloaded the game and this is the type of game I have been looking for. Very in depth only issue I have are my subs. My quaterbacks keep changing when I don't want them to and have I have subs off so how can I fix that?
I am afraid you can't doing anything about that - we will figure out a way of fixing it for the next release
8.9 taking a while lol. Also I get the save problem too.
We hope that 8.9 will be out in the next 14 days :-) And could you please try to sent the saved game to firstname.lastname@example.org?
Where can I get help with some saves than won't load, a crash when I go to a new season and report bugs in general if I encounter them? The forum seems kinda dead.
If you just write to email@example.com then we will look at it. And the forum you are talking about is that https://forums.gmgames.org/forum/408-ct-football-manager-%F0%9F%8F%88/?
when is 8.8
Hey I got windows on mac which was a very rough process and I like the game. I would like to put my input on the recruiting system. I think that you have the base of it down very well. I personally think that recruiting is way too difficult to do especially with a lower prestige team. Even with Notre Dame which in my league is a 99 prestige I can't hardly ever seem to get recruits. Normally just to recruit I have to lower down the amount of recruits I go for to about 6 and mostly only go for high or excellent interest then I have to call them every week but after about the 4th or 5th week you run out of points. I just would like to see it easier to recruit mainly for building a low prestige team to a good team.
Thanks for the input and it is for sure something we will look into. And cool that you got it to work through a windows on a mac :-)
how do you use mod data
You need to download it from here: https://forums.gmgames.org/files/file/59-real-teams-and-bowls-for-ct-football-ma... and the description on how to install it should be in the zip file
hey, I’m on MAC. Is there anyway I could use “WINE” to play this game on mac?
Hi, I have not a clue since I don't know WINE. But if it is possible to have .NET Framework on it then it should be possible
Hey I really want to play this game I can't because I'm mac. Are you guys looking to add this game to mac? If so then when?
is there a way to fire coordinators?
Yes. You need to have it selected in the settings, and then you should be able to fire a coordinator in the offseason when clicking on him
Where do I download the mod pack? It's probably really obvious but for some reason I can't find it.
You should be able to download it from here: https://forums.gmgames.org/files/file/59-real-teams-and-bowls-for-ct-football-ma...
Really Fun & Good Game! Greta Job and keep the good work up!
I can't see the right side of the screen. This is notable on the practice screen( https://gyazo.com/75dabfe2ee70eb0d729da305dfb45fc1 ) and the play design screen (https://gyazo.com/6e904876155401cf9a2a15c26b287e44). I believe this is because of screen resolution differences but I've tried every resolution on my computer and none of them solve the issue.
Are there any known fixes for this?
When I go to start the game, my computer gives me this message ...
Windows protected your PC
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.
And there's no way to bypass this message. Any ideas?
Having an issue where the game crashes right after a simulation of the game. I try and advance to the next day and it crashes.
Also, during the season I click on sim to next event and the continue button goes dark gray and doesn't sim to next event. I have to click continue on each day.
Do you have a file called ctfm.log which you could send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
I have an email for a requested game, when I select either yes or no to answer the email the game crashes. I am unable to advance the season until I answer the email. Is there a way to fix this.
Incredibly stupid question here. I downloaded the game, and all the files and whatnot are visible to me, but how do I get from there to actually opening up the game and the start menu?
Not a stupid question :-) You need to unzip the file and then double click on the file called CTFootballManager.exe
Ok, I've got the game running. Looks great btw. But when I get to the first game it crashes when I try to simulate. Is there a fix?
Are you playing with the real teams mod? When simulating a game are you clicking simulate game or go to scoreboard?
I wasn't using the real teams mod. When I first tried I clicked "simulate game" and it crashed, but go to scoreboard seems to work fine.
I will take a look at it and do you remember who you were meeting in the game where it crashed?
how do you play with real teams
I am having trouble advancing past the first day. I can never advance because the game either crashes or stops completely.
I have heard some others with the same issue, but so far I haven't been able to locate the issue. Do you have a file called ctfm.log you can attach here?
Yes. I'll attach that here. And by the way, from what I have been able to do in the game, I think It's really fun. Great work! file:///C:/Users/lebla/Documents/CTFM%200.8.2/CTFM/CTFMlog.txt
I think this link might work
Hello I tried downloading your game but i dont know how to run CTFootballManager.exe
Hi, you just need to double click the exe-file. Remember to have .NET framework installed on your PC
Just downloaded the game today; the Release 0.8.1 file. The game loads fine, I create a profile, and then whenever I try to start a season whether Arcade or Prestige, I select my team and the game freezes after that... Have uninstalled and reinstalled on a couple of occasions now. Any help??
Have you downloaded the mod pack (for real teams) or are you playing with the ones included in the original version? ("dummy" teams)
And could you please check if you have any new entries in ctfm.log?
Else please try to play the game as admin, since it could very well be because the game aren't allowed to write in the needed folder
I did download the mod pack for "real teams", so perhaps something is hanging up there?
I'm not quite sure what constitutes a "new entry" on the ctfm.log file; I'm sorry I'm not that tech-savvy but I've found the file, I can open it and see all of the programming language , but not sure what I'm looking for... I can provide the file for review if need be?
How does one play the game as an "admin"? Willing to try anything as it looks like such a fun/cool game concept I want to "dive in" and try it out! Thanks!
Please try to run the game one time without the "real teams", and for running as admin you need to locate your CTFootballManager.exe-file, right click on it and select "Run as Administrator".
I have the same problem, and the cftm.log doesn't even show up, and when I choose a team in prestige, it just loads continuously and never loads the game.
I am having trouble to save the game. Any ideas on what I am not doing or what I may be doing incorrectly?
Is the issue saving a game or is it loading a saved game?
The issue is loading a saved game, cuz I've hit save every place I've seen "save"
Could you please try to sent the saved game to email@example.com?
That is the issue, I can't save any thing. Every time I load the game, I'm back to ground zero. If need be I can just wait for the next update & see. I've started Arcade, no luck saving. I've started Career, again nothing saved.
When are you gonna update?
Not sure since I am fully occupied at work, so I have no time for the game at the moment
Yea and the bug of it crashing is still in it. It could be with the amount of people playing it, it slows the whole thing dow
In Prestige mode I know your aware of this but I keep becoming akron.
I really like the game but in arcade Players are getting 6,000+ yards and putting up 50+ PPG, also Hail Mary is OP.
When a team loses they should drop like 8-9 ranks unless your beat by like a top 10 or top 5 team... maybe even top 15
Good pointe and I guess we need to look at the rankings system soon
The game is addicting af tho.. so fun. But a new ranking system would be a lot better. Cause I dont like to see 6-6 teams in the top 25 or 7-5 teams you know. Even 8-4 teams are in the top 10. Like if a UCF team on here goes 13-0 they might be only ranked 21st or not ranked at all, when they should be around like 7-6 maybe even top 4 depending on how many losses everyone took. Like if a top tier team above them had 2 or 3 losses you know... but 3 is still a lot for a top 10 team
If you can I would make it like this.. Let's say I'm ranked 18th and u lose to a fresno state that's trash and its only the first game of the season. The next rankings that come out I wouldn't have my team even ranked.. Its different though if u play a top 25,15,10 but don't do it by much and idk if you base the preseason rankings off prestige or what but I would pre-rank teams from how well they did the year before if you know what I'm saying.. like irl, if you lose all your great players to the draft or smth, you move back.. or you come back with most returning players you stay where you are or you move up. But base it off how they did the year before. Idk if you can do this.. but if u can would be very cool.
1. Would be cool to show the Recruiting Class Rankings
2. The ranking system needs to be improved, there are negative teams still ranked in the top 25
3.Crashes a-lot and then will delete my game and put me as Akron HC
4.My head coach reputation bar doesnt move after a season
5.Be able to hire your own coordinators based off rating in offseason
Thanks for the input and we will take a look at them. Regarding the Akron HC is that when you load a saved game? if so could you please sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org?
No I try and save the game and it closed, I will load it back up and it pops up with Akron
Also, the conference championship game is decided by who is ranked higher in the divison.. Not counting conference wins and losses.
And... I would determine the rankings based off SOS not just the prestige of a school unless they are playing way harder schools because I don't want teams that shouldn't be in the playoffs now in the playoffs.
Could you sent me that saved game where it pops up with Akron? Then I might be able to figure out where the saving issue is
So I have been playing and love the game. I save the game. Then when I exit the app and reopen it, I can no longer resume where I last was.. Not sure if it is a glitch or not. It opens up to Akron but I cant do anything on the screen. Have to exit the app entirely. Am I doing something wrong?
thanks and this is a known issue which we hope to be able to fix with the next release
0.7.2 doesn't seem to be opening on my computer.
Have you ever been able to run some of the other versions? If not are you sure that .NET Framework is installed and that you malware protection is allowing it?
I have been able to run previous versions. That last I did was 0.5.x
Do you have any new entries in ctfm.log file, and is it a new "installation" you are using? Meaning that you have not copied the new version into the old folder. Also could you check if the game should be running in the Windows Task Manager
Could you add a Continue->Sim Season option?
Every time I try to start my career, it crashes. Doesn't seem to be a problem with anyone else though, could this just by my computer or even human error?
Are you using the mod pack or do you have anything in the log file (CTFM.log)? And do you have .NET Framework installed?
hey guys, please please make this available on MAC, would love to play. cheers
Hi, we have added to our to-do list that we need to look at a MAC version down the road :-)
Does this game have an easy to download/ easy to use mod that allows real teams to be implemented. Also, is this game available on IOS or laptop computers. Or only PC?
It is PC only and the real teams mod can be downloaded here: https://forums.gmgames.org/files/file/59-real-teams-and-bowls-for-ct-football-ma...
thank you so much. I think this is such an awesome idea. I’m sorry if the more questions are bothersome but I just had two more. Is it in your plan to allow this game to be usable on laptops ? Or have you not considered that quite yet? Also, how are stats in this game. Will they carry over year to year? And if I want to have a pass heavy offense can I make that happen without calling every play? Thank you so much for all the help and again sorry if I’m a bother
That is just ok with the questions :-)
When you say a laptop what do you mean, because it works on all Windows Laptops?
The player stats will be reset each season, but you will still be able to see the stats from the previous years. For the coaches it will carry over year to year.
Under the tactics menu you can set how many percentage of running the play calling should be
New update is great. One issue I am having, my coaches expectation changes over the course of the season causing me to get fired after the first season (has happened twice now.) For example, the email I receive states I need to win 2 games to meet expectations, but after a few days switches to must qualify for playoff.
This issue is something which will be fixed for the next release, where the main focus is on updating coaching and expectations :-)
How do you find the CTFM.exe file
Download the game, unzip the file and then you have CTFootballManager.exe, which is the file to run
Hey, the update fixed the last problem and i've been able to play again. I love the game and can't wait for the full version. I have 2 problems i've seen while playing again. 1) While simming games, the 4th quarter will play again. Basically a 5th quarter game but not an overtime game. It happened twice. 2) The first season the bowl games just kinda didn't happen. There were playoff rankings but no games.
I can't play the games. Every time I try to go to the scoreboard the game crashes
Could you look in the log file (CTFM.log) and post the content here?
I'm having this issue, v 0.6.02 (first ever download) the log file has 438 lines. Attempted a few games with different teams, same outcome if I managed to click scoreboard. Otherwise had unsolvable depth chart issue, with not enough players at each position so couldn't progress. Any ideas? Is there an old version to revert to that works?
If this comes out on MacOS, I'll gladly pay for it.