Yes it’s true. I’ve been playing FIFA for quite sometimes. I love English League, I play A Serie and sometimes I just play lazily the brazil league, and now the Hyundai Australia League.
But why is that Malaysia Team and Malaysia league were not in the game. Where is the motto, “If it’s in the game, it’s in the game.” I know Malaysia League were included in FIFA series in the old version. I quick google reveals FIFA’97 includes Malaysia League.
So, I think if only can we add our own team, our own Malaysia Super League, or maybe Malaysia Primear League to the game, only then for Malaysian game-fan, we can say loudly, “it’s in the game!”.
Okay, you got me, what a crap. Building a patch is not easy. Yes, I knew there is Creation Master 08 for FIFA08 which can help FIFA fans modifying or customising their team or league. I read a few forums and there is hope for latest version, the Creation Master09 for FIFA09. But the hardest part was to build a database of the real player of each team. I google again and found wikipedia’s link here.
These are the list of teams which will be playing in the Malaysia Super League 2009 season.
But, who’s playing for what team. Who is the benchwarmer and who is the start line-up. What color is their jersey or kits. What about the attributes of each player. In fact to make this project a successful and completed in shorter times, it needs the willingness of not one but many people.
So, I started this blog simply to proposed a Malaysia Super League Patch Project and I’m requesting for volunteers that has the willingness to contributes to this project. Probably it will be a one off project.
What we need?
Graphics artiste for recreating all 14 teams home and away kits. (urgent)
Database researcher for each player of each team. (urgent)
Pictures/photographer or Face artiste so that we can recreate as close as possible the look of players. (not so urgent)
Adboard artiste if we want to change the adboard of stadiums. (not so urgent)
Flags artiste for each team. (not so urgent)
Any other stuff that we can think of.
Every task will have to be distributed amoung groups of volunteers. The first two is the hardest part.
What tools to use?
Frankly I don’t know really well about it. But by following the forum at soccergaming.com, I came across with the person named Rinaldo. And he have created a numbers of tools under the brand FIFA MASTER, even way back to FIFA 2006 and FIFA 2007. Also MonkeyDragon softwares like 09 Kit Tool and other 09 series, are exceptional quality. I suggest you try visited his websites (unfortunately, he’s taking a leave till november).
When can we do it?
The graphics part is the first that we can start to create. So is the database by creating it in Excel files. But we can only start the building the patch when Creation Master 09 programmed by Rinaldo surfaced in the net. Recently I tested CM08 and boy, it’s really excellent softwares for editing FIFA08 data and graphics.
So, any volunteers? If you’re interested, just leave a comment with your name and which part you want to contributes. Remember, this is a NO PAY efforts. So, all people are welcome. I also will not force you to do it for myself. I already started researching for Malaysia national team, and hopefully I can create the team for a small international team patch.
I know I can do it, MSL4FIFA09, by myself, but where is the fun?