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    How to set up FOFL for the first time or on a new computer

    1) Get the City and Team name files from the FOFL League Files page and save them in the Universe directory.

    2) Get the historical stats file from the FOFL League Files page and extract it into the Leagues directory.

    3) Get the initial league file from here: http://www.thefofl.com/LeagueFiles/F...OFL-init-2.zip

    4) Run FOF.

    5) Open the Multi-Player Window and select "Enter New Career"

    6) For league ID, enter "foflfoot", then choose your team, and select no draft. Click OK.

    7) You will now be able to enter the game as your team in the Load section. Enter the team password when prompted (sent to you by Commish - only have to do this once per computer).

    Exit the game.

    8) Get the current league file from the FOFL League Files page and extract it into the Leagues directory.

    Note: Disregard the Q file that is created. The Commish already has a copy of this file.
    Last edited by Subby; 06-14-2007 at 10:49 AM.
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    How to configure your computer for multipe MP or SP leagues.

    1. Open your FOF Universe directory (i.e. C:\program files\Solecismic Software\FOF2007\universe).

    2. Create a folder called "FOFL" and a folder called "NFL" (the "FOFL" folder will be your MP folder for the FOFL and the "NFL" folder will be your single player folder with the NFL team names and cities.) Create additional folders for each additional MP league you are in.

    3. Copy the frfoot.fcy and frfoot.fni files from your Universe directory into your FOFL directory.

    4. Locate the old files from your original cities and nicknames list. These should have been backed up. If you did that, copy those to your NFL directory. If you didn't, you will need to recreate them within the game (or have somebody send them to you).

    5. Get the graphics file from the FOFL Leage Files page and extract it to your FOFL folder.

    6. Put your NFL graphics (provided they were backed up) into your NFL directory.

    7. Right-click on your desktop and select "New-->Text Document" and copy the following into the text doc:

    del universe\frfoot.fcy
    del universe\frfoot.fni
    copy universe\FOFL\frfoot.fcy universe\frfoot.fcy
    copy universe\FOFL\frfoot.fni universe\frfoot.fni
    del pictures\*.bmp

    copy universe\FOFL\*.bmp pictures

    frfoot2007.exe

    exit

    8. Click Save as... name it FOFL.BAT and change Save File As Type to All Files. Save to the same directory in which frfoot2007.exe resides.

    9. Right-click on your desktop and select "New-->Text Document" and copy the following into the text doc:

    del universe\frfoot.fcy
    del universe\frfoot.fni
    copy universe\NFL\frfoot.fcy universe\frfoot.fcy
    copy universe\NFL\frfoot.fni universe\frfoot.fni
    del pictures\*.bmp

    copy universe\NFL\*.bmp pictures

    frfoot2007.exe

    exit

    10. Click Save as... name it NFL.BAT and change Save File As Type to All Files. Save to the same directory in which frfoot2007.exe resides.

    11. Create shortcut icons for FOFL.BAT and NFL.BAT on your desktop.
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    How to upload FOFL exports.

    FOFL uses FTP to submit exports. IE6 has built-in FTP, while FireFTP, an extension, exists for Firefox. Jim Gindin also makes a free FTP client available on his web site.

    Since FOFL FTP server access is password protected, login information is only made available to individuals with access to this.

    If you are a new owner or an official assistant and cannot access the above link, please PM a FOFL BoG member or the site webmaster.
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    Explanation of the mandatory contract requirements (updated 07-18-14)

    - No restriction on length of contract for RFA;

    - Any UFA offers in FA1 must be at least 3 years in length;

    - Renegs may be done at any time..
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    What do each of the statistical abbreviations in FOF mean?

    Passing:

    Att - Attempts, Cmp - Completions, Pct - Completion Percentage, Yards - Passing Yards, Avg - Yards per Passing Attempt, Lg - Longest Completion, TD - Passing Touchdowns, Int - Passes Intercepted, Sck - Times Sacked, Yards - Sack Yards Lost, Rate - Quarterback Rating.

    Rushing:

    Att - Rushes, Yards - Rushing Yards, Avg - Yards per Carry, Lg - Longest Run, TD - Rushing Touchdowns.

    Receiving:

    Targ - Targeted with Pass, Ctch - Receptions, Yards - Receiving Yards, Avg - Yards per Catch, YAC - Yards Gained After Catch, Lg - Longest Reception, TD - Receiving Touchdowns, Drp - Passes Dropped, PPly - Passing Plays on Field, TPct - Percentage of Passing Plays Targeted.

    Returns:

    PR - Punts Returned, Yards - Punt Return Yards, Avg - Yards per Punt Return, TD - Punt Return Touchdowns, KR - Kickoffs Returned, Yards - Kick Return Yards, Avg - Yards per Kick Return, TD - Kick Return Touchdowns.

    Kicking:

    FG - Field Goals Made, FGA - Field Goals Attempted, Lg - Longest Field Goal, PAT - Points After Touchdown, Att - Points After Touchdown Attempted, Punt - Punts, Yards - Punting Yards, Avg - Yards per Punt, Lg - Longest Punt, In20 - Punts Landing Inside Opponents' 20-Yard Line

    Defense:

    Tckl - Tackles, Asst - Tackle Assists, Sack - Sacks, Blkd - Passes Blocked, Hurr - Quarterback Hurries, RPly - Rushing Plays on Field, PPly - Passing Plays on Field, PRPct - Pass Rush Effectiveness Percentage, TkPct - Percentage of Plays Making Tackle.

    Pass Cover:

    Ints - Interceptions, IRYd - Interception Return Yardage, TD - Interception Return Touchdowns, Cght - Passes Caught by Covered Receiver, Defn - Passes Defensed, PPly - Passing Plays on Field, PDPct - Pass Defense Percentage.

    Blocking:

    KRB - Key Run Blocks, KRO - Key Run Block Opportunities, BPct - Key Run Block Percentage, SkA - Sacks Allowed, PPly - Passing Plays on Field, SPct - Sack Allowed Percentage, RPly - Rushing Plays on Field, OPct - Block Opportunity Percentage.

    Misc:

    Fum - Fumbles, Rec - Fumbles Recovered, TD - Fumble Recoveries for Touchdown, FF - Fumbles Forced, Pts - Points Scored.
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    COMMISH: What are the order of operations for running a sim (updated 4/18/07 to use new FPN procedure)?

    Sim

    1. Import latest league file.
    2. Download exports from FTP server. Copy to Import foder.
    3. Download latest .FPN file from FTP server. Copy to Leagues folder.
    4. Delete exports and FPN file on FTP server.
    5. Open game as commish.
    6. Click Import Stage Files.
    7. Click Team Control Panel and see if their were any errors.
    8. Sim games, process trades (if necessary)
    9. Save game.
    10. Click Export Game Files.
    11. Almanac>>Create HTML>>Set path>>Click Create HTML. Click both boxes that reference boxscores and logs.

    Uploads

    12. Create Zip file, upload to league files directory, update FOFL League Files thread.

    Use File Naming convention as shown here:

    preseason file: tbd
    midweek file: 2015FOFL-XX-A.zip
    game file: 2015FOFL-XX-G.zip

    13. Upload .FPN file to designated folder on FTP server (file should have today's date and sim time).
    14. Upload HTML to FOFL directory on web site.

    Every File

    15. Run http://www.thefofl.com/gettrans.php. Copy resultant transactions HTML to forum post.

    Game days

    16. Cut and paste FOFL schedule for that week from the HTML into a post (it now has results and links to box and logs).
    Last edited by Subby; 08-16-2007 at 02:28 PM.
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    COMMISH: How do you load the amateur draft tool?

    MAKE SPREADSHEETS

    1. Copy and paste the draft class html generated from the game into excel (this gets bureau ratings for you).

    2. Run Extractor on the draft class in game (you do this because extractor converts broad jump to inches).

    3. Run Interrogator and open PlayerHistorical.csv. Sort teamid and retain players where teamid=49. Keep first name, last name, weight and playerid.

    4. You should have three different spreadsheets now - Sort all three by first name and weight (ascending). Combine them so that now you have one spreadsheet with at least the firstname, lastname, position, playerid, combine scores and college. Make sure you have the broad jump in inches.

    5. Do a find and replace on the college field and remove all commas.

    CREATE FOFL_DUTIL_CLASS

    1. Make a new CSV with the following columns of data from your combined spreadsheet (in this exact order): year, dclassid, fname, lname, pos, b_rat, school, volatility, solecismic, speed, strength, agility, jump, postest, dev, selected, player.

    notes:

    year: you'll create this column and the value for each record is just current draft year (e.g. 2016)
    draftclassid: you make this - just 1-800+ or whatever
    pos:
    (eg. RCB or FL) bur_rat: bureau rating, not adjusted rating
    school: make sure no colleges have commas
    selected: you create this column and set it to 0 for each record
    player: this is the playerid field

    all combine fields: for speed and agility set all no-combine fields to 9.99, for the other no-combine fields, set to 0 (this is for the combine.php report).

    2. Save as csv file (make sure you have removed column headings.)

    3. Go to MyPHP Admin control panel and open FOFL_DUTIL CLASS.

    4. Click Import tab and then select csv file, change fields terminated by to a comma (defaults to semicolon). Click Go.

    Note: At this point you need to open the League/Combine.php and edit it the file so that it defaults to the current year draft.

    CREATE FOFL_DUTIL_PICKS

    1. Open the Draft Order.csv that was created by interrogator. The two columns are pick and teamid. Add a year column at the beginning and then after the teamid column add three more columns.

    2. Set the year column to the current draft year for each pick (e.g. 2016). Set the three new columns to all 0s.

    3.
    Open FOFL_DUTIL_PICKS table on the server. Click Import tab and then select csv file, change fields terminated by to a comma (defaults to semicolon). Click Go.

    READY DRAFT UTILITY

    1. Open draft.php, draftclass.php and draftresults.php and change draft year to current draft year in each (e.g. 2016).

    Once you save, folks will be able to login and make picks, set preferences, etc..

    READY FORUM DRAFT ANNOUNCEMENT BOX

    1. Open vBulletin Admin and go to vBulletin Options. Scroll down to FOxL Draft Center Settings, single click it and click the edit settings button.

    2. Activate the Draft Center and turn on the FOFL Draft center.

    Last edited by Subby; 06-30-2008 at 10:22 AM.
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    VISTA and FOF 2K7 FAQ

    Taken from this thread at FOFC (thanks to Jetsino6 for compiling it.)

    1. FOF2007 installs correctly, but when I double-click it, nothing happens. What should I do?

    The first time you play FOF, what you have to do is right-click on the icon, and then click on "Run as Administrator." You will only have to do this once. Make sure you do this within the FOF directory, and not the start menu.

    2. My game is not saving when I click on the save button. What should I do?

    (written by Daimyo) If your having trouble saving games, change the permissions on the FOF2007 folder. Right click on it and select properties. Then click the security tab. Click the Edit button. Under "group or user names:" select "Users" and then under "Permissions for users" check the box under allow for modify (write will automatically get checked when you do that). Click OK to close all the windows.

    3. I'm trying to open up the help file, and it gives me an error. What's going on?

    My understanding is that Vista uses a new help file, that is no longer .hlp, which is what FOF2007's help file uses.

    They have released a "patch" here. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    4. My batch files are definitely set up correctly, but don't seem to work. Is there something different going on here than in XP?

    I haven't tried this yet, but try following question #2's response.

    5. When I click to load a saved game or create a new game I get the following error message....."Data File Creation Error. Unable to create data files. Please restart system and/or reinstall game." I've
    restarted my system and reinstalled the game to no success. Any suggestions?


    Again, try following the steps in #2's answer.

    6. I'm trying to upload my file to my MP league's site, and nothing is showing up in my export folder. Where did my file go?

    Go to your FOF2007 directory. Go to your export folder. The gameplan file won't show up unless you click the "compatiblity files" on the toolbar. Then, it should show up. Drag that file to your desktop. When you go to your leagues site to upload and click "browse", the file will be on your desktop. The problem, I believe, is that when you are browsing your folders (such as when you are uploading at your league site) you can't click on compatibility files.

    7. Nothing is showing up in my folders in the FOF directory. Where did they all go?

    At the top of the folder on the toolbar, you will see a button called "compatibility files." Click on that and your files should show up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    Explanation of the mandatory contract requirements (updated 12-10-10)

    - No restriction on length of contract for RFA;

    - Any UFA (and this includes UDFA, and guys in FA2 who were formerly RFA in FA1) offers must be at least 3 years in length UP UNTIL the TC stage;

    - Renegs may only be done on the last year of the contract.
    This has changed per my question last season.

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    Can we cap-out anybody, or does the "no renegotiation except in last year" preclude that?

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    Cap-out is not an exception to "no renegotiation except in last year", no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervo72 View Post
    Cap-out is not an exception to "no renegotiation except in last year", no.
    Is everybody aware that cap-outs are not allowed in FOFL (can't cap out a guy in his last year)? Is this being enforced?

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