Football Manager 2015 January Transfer Update 15.3.0 Now Live: Player Rosters Reflect Winter Window Moves, Gameplay Patched

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Feb 25, 2015 12:31 PM EST

It's the second most exciting time of the year for Football Manager fans (after the game's launch), as developers Sports Interactive have released the January transfer window database update.

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That means rosters now reflect any play transfer made during Europe's winter window, changing the available players across hundreds of clubs. Some were big profile moves and some were small additions or losses, but your Willians and Bonys are now on the proper teams.

Of course, to make use of the updated rosters you'll have to start a new file. The transfers obviously can't be implemented in your games that could be years into the future, so those rosters will not be affected.

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What will influence all save files, though, is the new patch that has also launched. It features a bunch of fixes to gameplay and AI--you can see the full list below as provided by SI.


- Database 15.3.0 included with January transfer window updates


- Improved saving times
- Fixed rare crash during processing
- Fixed rare Mac-only crash when entering match
- Fixed rare instability when accessing player profile using keyboard navigation
- Fixed rare crash when setting player for release via specific news item


- Fixed issue where players would sometimes not make an obvious challenge for the ball
- Fixed bug making saves too difficult at certain heights and angles
- Fixed keepers not punching balls they can't hold at certain heights
- Improved goalkeeper reactions after an initial save
- Fixed bug where fifth official moves onto the pitch over the course of a match
- Fixed bug with physio walking across the pitch
- Made first time kicks a little harder
- Improved link between first touches and player attributes
- Fixed bug where keepers sometimes hesitate on sweeping up ball behind defence
- Fixed instances of free kicks being taken with wrong foot
- Improved wall position at some free kicks
- Improved marking and positioning at some throws
- Made players run more directly with ball when on counter
- Increased likelihood of players attacking space with ball at feet
- Fixed some issues with close range finishing
- Fixed a couple of bugs with player reactions to long kicks
- Improved defensive positioning of support duty strikers and attack duty AMCs
- Fixed bug causing defences to push up prematurely
- Prevented d-lines from pushing up too quickly when ball with opposition
- Made teams get back a bit quicker when ball changes hands
- Fixed bug in dribbling speed that overpowered certain dribblers
- Fixed some instances of centre halves engaging ball player and breaking their defensive line
- Reworking of when players should look to commit fouls
- Fixed some issues around reactions to rebounds, saves and deflections
- Fixed high defensive lines at wide free kicks
- Improved the balance of Goals Per Game in low CA leagues


- Increased transfer activity in Israel
- Improved balance of managerial appointments at big clubs in inactive or view-only leagues
- Further balancing of both transfer and contract negotiations
- Resolved issue where Chief Scout was not cancelling assignments when being instructed to do so
- Resolved issue where a players full attributes were available to the user when player was signed on trial
- Resolved issue where a current player would be ask to become a staff member on unrealistic wages
- Improved logic behind affiliate club requests


- Improved the balancing of a number of player happiness's including decreasing the regularity of players asking to join interested teams.
- Improved the balancing of teammates supporting unhappy players including players unhappy at the sale of a hot prospect
- Fixed rare instances of players asking to join an interested team when no interest has been shown in them
- Fixed rare instances of promises for continental qualification failing despite being achieved
- Fixed rare instance of a new contract promise failing despite a new contract having been signed
- Fixed players becoming happy with playing time despite not playing any games


- Added new English Premier League TV Deal
- Updated Foreign players rules in Turkey
- Correct teams now selected for Playoffs in Belgium
- Improved Romanian fixture scheduling from the 2015/16 season onwards
- Fixed players staying on international duty for Oceania Cup
- Fixed players staying on international duty between African World Cup Qualifying Playoff
- Fixed scheduling error in Copa America 2016
- Fixed lack of invite to select squad for 2017 pre-Confederations Cup friendly match
- Fixed top goalscorer award not being awarded correctly for Copa Libertadores
- Fixed some players not getting cap updates after appearing in friendly national matches
- Fixed A-League squad building issues
- Fixed players joining A-League teams for a single day
- Fixed Wellington Phoenix work permit issues
- Improved MLS squad building
- Fixed issue where it was hard to buy a 3rd Designated Player slot in MLS
- Fixed MLS fixture schedule not having variation from second season onwards


- Fixed news issues relating to Nations League
- Fixed some league odds
- Fixed code in news item for 2020 European Championship
- Fixed various news and press conference issues regarding Brazil v Argetina Superclasico
- Various text fixes and improvements


- Fixed Facebook Login on Mac 10.10
- Fixed league table widget having no scrollbar
- Fixed player names not displaying on the best eleven pitch
- Saved tactics are available to select from in-match tactics screen
- Fixed substitutes not showing up on penalty takers list during a match
- Fixed being unable to ask two players in central positions to swap positions
- Fixed various illegible text issues in the light skin
- Fixed issue with legends and icons being misaligned if the person was retired


- Fixed Disliked People and Favourite People not working on any IGE menus
- Fixed editing licensed kits


- Fixed a few data extraction issues from Editor to Game
- Further fixes and improvements to file verification error messages in the Editor
- Fixes to registration dates on edit files
- Fixed custom competitions not running for a second cycle
- Fixed edited nation transfer preferences not extracting to the game
- Fixed some kit editing issues
- Fixed prize money payout on edit files


- Fixed Union Espanola always qualifying for Copa Libertadores as winners of Chile Closing Stage winners every season
- Bullet Throw PPM can now be learnt in FMC
- Various cut off and skin fixes for dark and light skins
- Manager Landmarks in Club History now correctly being updated
- Non User teams now able to be imported into Versus Modem

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