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Thats a bummer! About time they figured out what we doFmdataba website seems to have removed the numeric values. Not only fmdataba, but every database I found online (like sortitoutsi) seems to have deleted their numeric values and replaced with stars, bars or something like that. I don't play a lot of Football Manager, did something happen with the latest edition of the game that changed it or did something happened to these websites? And more important, are there any alternatives available or do we now have to own the game to see stats?
EDIT: I just saw on fmdataba the note: "The data was removed at SEGA's request for copyright reasons.". What the... ?
hahahaThats a bummer! About time they figured out what we do
Yeah I picked up FM20 for free too. Just never played it. Is GS still a subscription service?hahaha
Anyway, while searching for alternatives I came across someone on a forum saying that extracting those stats might be a violation of their EULA. You can extract basic data (because, yeah, I don't think you can copyright a person's name or an age, and that data is avaiable on lots of websites like wikipedia or transfermarkt anyway) but stats belong to Sega/Sports Interactive, they are copyrighted. I guess they are just being more careful now after that problem with Manchester United? But still, you can see the stats in the game, with the help of some tools. It's just much slower.
I have Football Manager 2020 (thank you, Epic Games, for the free games) and I installed it, and with some tool like Genie Scout you can see the stats of the players and manually introduce them on this excel file that converts them to PES stats. Yes, it's much slower, but I believe it works.
What worries me is that if this happened with Football Manager, it could as well happen with PES, and super useful websites like PESMaster could cease to exist or lose much of their functionality.
GS is Genie Scout right? (I have never played FM seriously before) If so, I downloaded it for free so I don't think it isYeah I picked up FM20 for free too. Just never played it. Is GS still a subscription service?
I don't think Konami will do that. I think they have the advantage of having licenses with teams or leagues. I think the worst that will happen will non licensed teams having fake player names, like in the ISS days.