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    Default FOF8 Setup Instructions

    Per Solecismic:

    Instructions for Participants

    Instructions for commissioners of multi-player leagues to give to league participants:

    • Go to the Controls-Participants Menu.
    • Run the Enter New Career function. Make sure to enter the league name exactly as it appears in the file names (FOFLFOOT). Remind participants which team they need to select (this will be based on the default team names, not the names as they appear in your league). This function is only available when you first open Front Office Football.
    • Run the Import Game Files function. This will open the game. You will need your team password.
    • Optionally, run the Import Configuration function. Do this only if the commissioner exported configuration.
    • Run the Restore Career function. This may take a long time. Save the game.



    Here are the city to team mappings:

    Tallahassee Camo Toes -> Baltimore
    Bar Harbor Whitecaps -> Cincinnati
    Pavo Peacocks -> Pittsburgh
    Las Vegas Curse -> Cleveland

    Orlando Ruckus -> Indianapolis
    Breizh Hermines -> Jacksonville
    Jupiter Grendels -> Tennessee
    Westchester Interstates -> Houston

    Fresno Oso Malosos -> Buffalo
    Melbourne Federation -> Miami
    Charleston Chew -> New England (figures)
    Canton-McKinley Bulldogs -> New Jersey

    French Ticklers -> Denver
    Austin Amish -> Kansas City
    Keene Kongs -> Oakland
    Buffalo Soldiers -> San Diego

    San Francisco Vibrators -> Chicago
    DeSoto Docs -> Detroit
    Cloud City Jedi -> Green Bay
    Kentucky Outlaws -> Minnesota

    Washington Piledrivers -> Atlanta
    Portsmouth Pain -> Carolina
    State College Rhinos -> New Orleans
    Manhattan Starbirds -> Tampa Bay

    Chesapeake Chili Dogs -> Dallas
    Coney Island Whitefish -> New York
    Andromeda Androids -> Philly
    Sleepy Hollow Legends -> Washington

    Myrtle Beach Magicians -> Arizona
    Hudson Valley Hooters -> Seattle
    Calverton Caledonians -> San Francisco
    Davis Toads -> Los Angeles
    Last edited by cuervo72; 02-08-2017 at 10:34 AM.


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    I think we need ftp info?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kurtism View Post
    I think we need ftp info?
    Same as before. For now, look in your FOF7 leagues/FOFLFOOT folder for a file like FOFLFOOT.xxF where xx is your team ID -- though I will have to copy this info over from the FOF7 setup thread at some point I guess (or link to it, don't want it outside the owner forum).


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    Ok, I am in. Thanks!


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    I'm about setup, I just am missing my team password. I looked through my old PM's but I dont see it anywhere...though I ran across some old PM's where my team was -28mil in the hole on the salary cap when I took over...wow that was a mess\

    Edit: Nevermind. Found the password was on my FOFC PM's. Looks like everything is setup, but my team names are messed up. Do I need to edit those myself or did I mess something up in the setup?
    Last edited by nicon22; 02-06-2017 at 03:05 AM.

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    Make sure you do all of the steps. First import game files, then import configuration files, then restore career. Everything should be named right after that.

    I saved and exited after each one, but that's more of an OCD thing....lol. Probably not necessary.

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    My 6 character password in FOFLFOOT.10P doesnt work...pretty sure i did everything else correctly ...
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    I think some of the team associations may be off - cuervo had me cross-ref'd with Miami, and we are actually Tennessee.

    Addendum: Easiest way to check is to go to our standings page, find out your team number (Jupiter is 28), and then find the team at CCFL (which uses original cities) with the same number. That is who you need to select when you login.

    Our standings page: http://www.thefofl.com/league/standings.php

    CCFL standings page: http://ccfl.fof-belco.com/standings.php
    Last edited by kurtism; 02-06-2017 at 08:47 AM.


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    Oh, you know what - that's possible. What I was going off of was how the cities were labeled when I first opened the FOFL league -- but some of those starting cities (and cities after moves) differed from those in the base game. I'll have to redo that list.


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    I keep getting an import failed when I click on import game files. It says "Files were downloaded, but there wasn't a saved game available to load." I'm not sure what is going wrong. I was using a Win7 VM to run fof7 and that worked np. When I got fof8 it was just a glitchy mess, so I setup a wine/PlayonLinux install and it's been running great. Should I copy over my fof7 saves from my VM then import?

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    Kurt is correct. It's teamid based. I did mine using team id and it worked perfectly. Glad the issue is fixed and setup is now this easy. One thing, cuerv: I think you need to add the color file(s) (fcc???) for the configuration.

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    Just tested the import on my son's win10 system and it worked flawlessly. I'll just trial and error my way through it, at the very least I can use his PC to play till I figure a way out on my laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben E Lou View Post
    Kurt is correct. It's teamid based. I did mine using team id and it worked perfectly. Glad the issue is fixed and setup is now this easy. One thing, cuerv: I think you need to add the color file(s) (fcc???) for the configuration.
    Possibly. That's a work-in-progress though -- According to Jim's instructions the old color files wouldn't work, they had to be generated in FOF8 (I think because they keep the modal info in there?). At least that's what I gathered, that might not actually be the case. I assumed that would be included in the upload config files functionality. I changed BRH, but that was it and I can't recall if that was before or after exporting.


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    Looks like I'm good to go now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervo72 View Post
    Same as before. For now, look in your FOF7 leagues/FOFLFOOT folder for a file like FOFLFOOT.xxF where xx is your team ID -- though I will have to copy this info over from the FOF7 setup thread at some point I guess (or link to it, don't want it outside the owner forum).
    As a new owner I might need some more info since I don't have any FOF7 stuff. Password & FTP

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervo72 View Post
    Denied access to that page.

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    Ah thanks! My city is definitely wrong, I am GreenBay not LA, will try again tomorrow see if that works
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervo72 View Post
    Possibly. That's a work-in-progress though -- According to Jim's instructions the old color files wouldn't work, they had to be generated in FOF8 (I think because they keep the modal info in there?). At least that's what I gathered, that might not actually be the case. I assumed that would be included in the upload config files functionality. I changed BRH, but that was it and I can't recall if that was before or after exporting.
    Heh. This seemed to work. I opened the .fcc file from v7 with a text editor, changed the "07" early in the file to "08" and stuck it in the v8 leagues folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey7 View Post
    Denied access to that page.
    Ok - it would help if I granted you FOFL owner rights! You should be able to get there now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben E Lou View Post
    Heh. This seemed to work. I opened the .fcc file from v7 with a text editor, changed the "07" early in the file to "08" and stuck it in the v8 leagues folder.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben E Lou View Post
    Heh. This seemed to work. I opened the .fcc file from v7 with a text editor, changed the "07" early in the file to "08" and stuck it in the v8 leagues folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
    Now you tell me! I already redid IFL and USFL. Sigh.
    Heh. Yeah, I noticed in the last version that a bunch of the files from FOF2K7 had "06" and the corresponding ones had "07" in the same place. Didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what he was doing there. (I think I used the trick to update the city files from v6 to v7.)

    I'm sure he didn't want to have people using a text editor, potentially screwing something up, and then wanting him to figure out how to fix it. But yeah, it works.

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