FM14 Hints and Tips - GUI

FM14 Hints and Tips - GUI

Same as last year, we’re bringing you hints and tips from in the game. So let us take a look of what has changed and what’s same in the Graphics User Interface aka GUI in Football Manager 2014.

Also same as last year, we’ll separate beginner and advanced hints and tips.

 

Beginner level GUI hints and tips

New in FM14 Various statistical information such as the best passer in your team is kept on the 'Information' screen and can be seen by selecting 'Report' - 'Stats' from the Team screen.

New in FM14 At your fixtures and results screen you can opt to view specific competitions by clicking the 'Show Filters' button and choosing the required competition.

New in FM14 You can view all the past goalscorers from a previous match by selecting 'Views'- 'Goalscorers' while at your team's fixtures and results screen.

New in FM14 The coloured dots on your tactics pitch show you how natural the player is at playing their selected position. A bright green dot denotes that a player naturally plays that position, whereas a red dot reveals that a player cannot play that position.

New in FM14 It is easy to repeat any incidents missed in a match or relive those excellent moments. Use the timebar to simply scroll backwards and forwards through the match time.

New in FM14 In order to submit an international squad you can select 'Confirm Squad' from either the news item that asks for the squad submission, or by the actions menu available on the squad screen itself.

You can keep an eye on what your club's board think of the job you're doing by visiting the board room screen. Select the 'Team' dropdown and then 'Board Room' from the menubar.

You can place job advertisements for staff on the jobs screen by selecting 'Manager'; 'Jobs' from the menubar and then 'Place Advert' from within 'Job Centre'.

When adding a manager to the game you can take control of a random team by clicking on 'Pick a Team for Me'.

When adding a manager to the game you can choose your past footballing experience by selecting the 'Past Experience' dropdown menu.

When viewing a player profile you can take a look at his injury history by selecting the 'Injuries' sub-tab from the 'History' tab.

You can view all the transfers from around the game world by selecting 'World'; 'Transfers' from the menubar and then selecting a continent.

When viewing a league table you can look at a graph of a team's progress throughout the season by clicking on the team's position.

You can view the annual player awards in the game by selecting 'World'; 'Awards' from the menubar and then selecting a continent.

To compare attributes and statistics between two players, go to the first player's profile, navigate to the 'Comparison' tab and choose a player from the drop-down menu.

When viewing a player's profile you can check to see what positions he can play in by selecting 'Overview' and then 'Information'.

When viewing a player's profile from your team you can view a coach report by selecting 'Reports' from the menubar.

When playing with more than one human manager you can switch users by selecting 'Manager' - 'Change User' from the menubar.

You can add a new human manager to the game at any time by selecting 'Add New Manager' from the 'FM' menu.

You must respond to all news items that require a response before you can continue the game.

You can find out where a team plays, its stadium capacity and lots of other information on the Information tab.

You can go on holiday and choose various holiday options by selecting 'Actions' - 'Go On Holiday' from the 'Manager' Menu.

To quit the game go to 'FM' - 'Quit Game' from the menubar. Why would you want to do that though?!

You can change the look of the game by selecting 'FM' - 'Preferences' and then the 'User Interface' sub-tab.

When viewing a profile of a player from your team you can select any of his attributes and view his training history for that attribute over the past 12 months.

You can view notes and reminders that you have created on the notebook screen by selecting 'Manager' -'History' from the menubar and then the 'Notebook' sub-tab.

When viewing a player profile you can view and create notes on the player by selecting 'History' - ' Notes' from the tabs menu, or via his 'More Actions' menu.

Full player status information can be seen by selecting the 'View' menu and then 'Full Player Status' when on the squad screen.

When viewing the team screen, if a player has an icon in the 'Inf' column you can go directly to the related status details section by selecting the icon.

You can retire from the game and remove your manager completely from the game world, by selecting the 'Manager' menu and then 'Actions' - 'Retire'.

You can resign from your current team by selecting the 'Manager' menu and then 'Actions' - 'Resign'.

When viewing a team screen you can check the club's past competition history by selecting 'Competitions' from the 'History' tab on the menubar.

When viewing your manager Home screen you can customise which panels are visible by selecting another panel in the dropdown menu on each of the panels.

When viewing the team screen you can see the player's current season statistics by selecting 'View' - 'Stats' and selecting the desired competition type.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set or change player runs by right-clicking and dragging the arrow to the desired position on the pitch panel. Please note that this option is only available in Classic Tactics mode.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set or change player runs by selecting SHIFT and the left-mouse button, and dragging the arrow to the desired position on the pitch panel. Please note that this option is only available in Classic Tactics mode.

When viewing your tactics screen you can swap two players' positions around by dragging the position button of the player you want to swap onto another player.

When viewing the tactics screen you can save the current tactic to your list of custom tactics by selecting 'Options' - 'Save...' from the panel on the left of the screen.

When viewing the tactics screen, customise your formation by selecting the 'Overview' sub-tab before dragging and dropping players into various positions the pitch.

When viewing your team screen you can hide the goalkeepers from the squad list by selecting 'Show Filters' and deselecting 'Goalkeepers' from the 'Squads' section.

When viewing your team screen you can hide the defenders from the squad list by selecting 'Show Filters' and deselecting 'Defenders' from the 'Squads' section.

When viewing your team screen you can hide the midfielders from the squad list by selecting 'Show Filters' and deselecting 'Midfielders' from the 'Squads' section.

When viewing your team screen you can hide the attackers from the squad list by selecting 'Show Filters' and deselecting 'Attackers' from the 'Squads' section.

When viewing your team screen you can hide the players unavailable for the next game by selecting 'Show Filters' and deselecting 'Unavailable' from the 'Hide Players' section.

When viewing your team screen you can hide the players who are on loan or on trial at the club by selecting 'Show Filters' and deselecting 'On loan or trial' from the 'Hide Players' section.

When viewing player profiles, you can see a graphical representation instead of numbers by enabling 'Display attributes as bar chart instead of 1-20' on the 'User Interface' screen in the 'Preferences' section.

You can add other teams' players to your shortlist by right-clicking on them and selecting 'Lists' then 'Add To Shortlist' from the pop-up menu.

When viewing a team screen you can view a list of staff at the club by selecting the 'Staff' tab on the menubar.

You can save your game by selecting 'FM' - 'Save Game'.

You can save your game by holding down CONTROL KEY and pressing the 'S' key on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are enabled.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up generic left and right set-piece routines by selecting 'Tactics' - 'Set Pieces' from the tactics panel.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up specific free kick defensive instructions for players by selecting 'View' - 'Defending Free Kicks' from the players panel.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up specific free kick attacking instructions for players by selecting 'View' - 'Attacking Free Kicks' from the players panel.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up specific defensive corner instructions for players by selecting 'View' - 'Defending Corners' from the players panel.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up specific attacking instructions for players by selecting 'View' - 'Attacking Corners' from the players panel.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up specific left sided attacking throw in instructions for players by selecting 'View' - 'Attacking Throw Ins (L)' from the players panel.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up specific right sided attacking throw in instructions for players by selecting 'View' - 'Attacking Throw Ins (R)' from the players panel.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up a priority order for your captains by selecting 'Tactics' - 'Captains' from the squad panel and dragging players onto the list.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set a designated playmaker by selecting 'Tactics' - 'Team' from the squad panel.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set a target man by selecting 'Tactics' - 'Team' from the squad panel.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up a priority order of penalty takers by selecting 'Tactics' - 'Penalties' from the squad panel and dragging players onto the list.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up a priority order for your left and right corner takers by selecting 'Tactics' - 'Set Pieces' from the squad panel and dragging players onto the list.

When viewing your tactics screen you can set up a priority order for your left and right throw in takers by selecting 'Tactics' - 'Set Pieces' from the squad panel and dragging players onto the list.

When viewing your tactics screen, if an individual player instruction is not ticked he will automatically carry out the equivalent team instruction.

When viewing your tactics screen you can delete, import and export your tactics by selecting 'Options' - 'Manage Tactics...' from the squad list.

When viewing your tactics screen you can remove a picked player by selecting the position from the 'PKD' menu and choosing 'Remove From Position'.

When viewing your team screen you can remove a picked player by selecting the position from the 'PKD' menu and choosing 'Remove From Position'.

When viewing your team screen you can drag a player from the squad list 'PKD' button onto the positions in the top row to select or swap a player in that position.

When viewing your team screen you can select a position in the top row to remove a player from that position.

When viewing the 'Add New Manager' screen you can set a favourite club by using the 'Favourite Team' option.

You can continue the game by pressing the spacebar on your keyboard.

Hovering your mouse cursor over column headings on any screen will pop-up a tool-tip with further information.

When viewing the preferences screen you can change the currency displayed in the game by changing the 'Currency' option in the 'General' section of the 'Overview' tab.

You can access the in-game Help and How To system at any time by pressing F1 on your keyboard.

You can access your home screen at any time by pressing F2 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access your first-team squad at any time by pressing F3 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access your Inbox at any time by pressing F4 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access the player search screen at any time by pressing F5 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access your shortlist screen at any time by pressing F6 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access your scout search screen at any time by pressing F7 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access your staff screen at any time by pressing F8 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access your transfers screen at any time by pressing F9 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access your first-team fixtures screen at any time by pressing F10 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access your club information screen at any time by pressing F11 on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

You can access the game status screen at any time by pressing Shift and the G key at the same time on your keyboard when default keyboard shortcuts are in use.

When viewing a player profile, you can analyse his performances for the season in more detail by selecting 'Stats' from the tab menu.

hen viewing a player profile, you can view their favoured personnel and the players they have good relationships with by selecting the 'Information' section from their 'Overview' tab.

When viewing the Main Menu, selecting 'Load Last Game' will load the most recently saved game.

When viewing the game introduction screen, selecting 'Check for Updates' will automatically search for the latest official updates for the game from Sports Interactive. Please note, you must be connected to the internet for this to work.

he quick flicks, located in the title bar, allow you to scroll through like items. For example, using them on the player profile screen will cycle through all the players associated with the player's team.

When viewing the match overview screen, selecting on the number indicating the minute a goal was scored will show a replay of the goal. Please note, this is only available if the match has been played in a competition (or appropriate stage) set to use Full Detail.

When viewing the match report screen, selecting the time of an event in the match report will show a replay of the incident(s).

When viewing the match preview screen you can view all of the statistical and historical events which may happen over the course of the game by selecting 'View' - 'Milestones'.

The split view panel enables you to select which two panels you wish to view on the match screen. You may change the type of panel displayed in the split view by using the drop-down menus at the top of each panel.

When viewing your team's fixture screen you can view past meetings against opponents by selecting the table row indicator and then clicking on the 'Past Meetings' button.

When viewing a national team screen you can find out who is considered a star player for the nation by selecting 'Information' from the tree menu.

You can change your default home page by selecting 'Bookmark' - 'Set this page as home page' from the 'Manager' menu.

If you prefer your bookmarks to not be sorted alphabetically, you can turn off the 'Sort your bookmarks alphabetically' setting in the 'User Interface' section of the 'Preferences' screen.

You can find out the average age of a squad by clicking on a team's squad screen, followed by 'Report' and then the 'Facts' sub-tab.

You can find out the general personality of a squad on the team information screen.

You can find out the estimated value of a club on the club information screen.

You can find out a club's fierce rivals and other rivals on the club information screen.

You can find out the kit colours of a club on the club information screen.

You can compare yourself with other managers, and view a wealth of managerial statistics, by selecting 'World' - 'Managers' from the menubar.

You can customise the keyboard shortcuts used in the game by selecting 'FM' - 'Preferences' from the menubar, then the 'Shortcuts' sub-tab on the 'Preferences' screen.

When viewing your team screen you can add scouting assignments by selecting the 'New Assignment' button from the 'Assignments' panel.

When viewing the 'Add New Manager' screen you can set a second nationality for your manager by using the 'Second Nationality' option.

Clicking on the national flag icon on any screen will take you to the nation overview screen.

When a player is listed in dark red, it indicates he is currently on your shortlist.

When a player is listed in faded blue, it indicates he is currently on loan at a club.

When a player is listed in brown, it indicates he is currently co-owned by another club.

When viewing a team screen, players listed in a faded blue are currently out on loan at another club.

When viewing the 'Preferences' screen, you can set up your game to save automatically after a specified amount of time by using the 'Saving' section on the 'Overview' tab.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Wnt' icon indicates that a club is interested in the player.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Bid' icon indicates that a club has made a transfer offer for the player.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Trn' icon indicates that the player has a future transfer agreed with another club.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Req' icon indicates that the player has been placed on the transfer list at his own request.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Unh' icon indicates that the player is currently unhappy.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Fut' icon indicates that the player is unsure about his future.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Ctr' icon indicates that the player is currently out of contract at the club.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Ine' icon indicates that the player is ineligible to play in the next match.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Loa' icon indicates that the player has been made available for loan.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Int' icon indicates that the player is currently away on international duty.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Lst' icon indicates that the player has been placed on the transfer list by the club.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Lmp' icon indicates that the player is lacking in match practice.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Fgn' icon indicates that the player is foreign.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Inj' icon indicates that the player is currently injured.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Frt' icon indicates that the player is leaving on a free transfer at the end of his contract.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'PR' icon indicates that the player has reacted to a media comment.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Cup' icon indicates that the player is cup-tied and ineligible to play in the cup match.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Rst' icon indicates that the player is in need of a rest.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Sus' icon indicates that the player is currently suspended.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Yel' icon indicates that the player is one yellow card away from picking up a suspension.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Yth' icon indicates that the player is on a youth contract.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Hol' icon indicates that the player is currently away on holiday.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Wdn' icon indicates that the player has been withdrawn from international duty by his club manager.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Unf' icon indicates that the player is not fully fit.

When a 'Wp' icon appears next to a player's name, this indicates that the player requires a work permit before he can play.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Slt' icon indicates that the player has a slight concern about something.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Tut' icon indicates that the player is currently acting as mentor for a youngster at the club.

When viewing a team screen or person list, a 'Lrn' icon indicates that the player is currently learning from an experienced player at the club.

 

Advanced level GUI hints and tips

New in FM14 You can see how many minutes it has been since a goalkeeper last conceded on their 'Stats' screen.

New in FM14 To restore column sorting on the Squad and/or Tactics screens to their defaults, simply hold down the Shift button on your keyboard before clicking 'Pkd', 'Position', and then finally 'Name'.

You can select more than one player and perform multiple actions on them by holding down CONTROL KEY and clicking the table row indicator to the left of a player's name.

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