Football Manager 2019: Setup for a second game

Having learned that playing Argentina lower leagues in Football Manager 2019 might be a bad idea, I decide to start another game… And hopefully, this time it should not involve complicated mods, or too many mods.

I first considered Algeria, a country that speaks Arabic, Berber and French, which is a very interesting mix considering the in-game language mechanics. However, I decided against it because the game by default offers very little in Africa, as only one country (South Africa) is included by default. I will have to include lots of African databases. And no, I don’t want to debug wild databases this time.

Then I considered Spain, which has an interesting mechanism in that B teams are allowed to play in regular leagues. However, I also decided against it because the Spanish league is so successful. After a successful game in Bundesliga I want to play in a slightly weaker league.

The B team thing leads to another place, Russia.

And, looking at the bear logo of the Russian league, I know what team I am going to pick.Read more“Football Manager 2019: Setup for a second game”

Two simple zsh themes

I have been using bash for a few years, and I found it hard to migrate to other shells because I have already created a small collection of helper functions and scripts for my everyday use.

For zsh, I had quite some analysis paralysis for it: it is not quite functional right after installation, but the commonly installed oh-my-zsh comes with about one hundred themes, and the configuration starts to get overwhelming. And to make things worse, this is not completely about aesthetics: each theme offers different functionality and look and feel.

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Football Manager 2019: Argentina Low Level League is Hard

I am not saying that playing in the low level leagues in Argentina is hard. Instead, merely trying to get it working properly is impossible enough. I have wasted enough hours on this. This serves as a warning for anyone brave enough to come up with a similar idea.

As we all know, FM2019 (or any other version of FM) comes with only two playable leagues in Argentina. Those who want to play amateur, semi-professional teams in regional or just low-level leagues are out of luck without the help of mods.

Well, what if we do use mods?

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