Custom Playbooks | No Huddle - Bug Workaround

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  1. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    There's a bug where sometimes when you no huddle your personnel grouping gets screwed up (IE. you call a 5 wide play but when you no huddle it only gives you 2 TE formations). I've figured out why this is fucked up and a convoluted workaround for it until EA fixes it. If you care about this, keep reading.

    Problem:
    If your CPB has more than 16 formations in a formation grouping (IE. SG, Ace, Pistol) then you'll hit the bug. I haven't tested if it's "more than 16 formations per formation grouping" or if it's "more than 16 formations combined" as I only have SG formations.

    Numbering your formations from top to bottom, your first 16 are fine and can be no huddled to/from with no issues. Starting with your 17th formation you hit the bug and what happens is that this 17th formation is replaced with your 1st. You're 18th is replaced with your 2nd, etc like this:

    Formation called bugged formation that is chosen instead
    17 1
    18 2
    19 3
    20 4
    .... ....
    25 9
    26 10
    27 11


    Workaround:
    The easiest fix is to simply reduce your CPB to less than 17 formations. If you're someone like me with 27 SG formations, then this isn't feasible.

    The workaround is to order your formations such that the bugged formations are replaced with ones of the same personnel. I've always ordered my CPBs such that all of the formations with the same personnel are grouped together as you go from top to bottom. This workaround won't allow that, but I think it'll be worth the hassle to be able to no huddle with my 4 and 5 wide sets again.

    My CPB has 7 different personnel groupings so first I'll pare my PB down to 23 formations (16 non-bugged slots + 7 different personnel groupings = 23) and then what I'll do is to order them something like this:

    Formation number Personnel grouping
    1 12
    2 21
    3 20
    4 11
    5 10
    6 01
    7 00
    8-16 Extra formations
    17 12
    18 21
    19 20
    20 11
    21 10
    22 01
    23 00


    Now if I call a play from formation 19 (say split offset) and then no huddle it will get bugged and it will only allow me to select plays from formation 3, which is split slot which is the same personnel. This still isn't ideal because as long as I no huddle I won't have access to split offset again. The only formations that I'll have access to is formation 3 and any formations in 8-16 that have the same personnel.

    Also note that selecting plays "by personnel" is also bugged. Since my PB will now be ordered in a screwy way I hoped to change from calling "by formation" to "by personnel" but if you do that you won't have access to formations 17-23 as it'll only show you plays from formations 1-7.
     
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  2. LeGeNd RiPs

    LeGeNd RiPs Is it football season yet?

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    Good shit Jello.
     
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  3. LSUTRUTH

    LSUTRUTH The one and only

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    LOL You have 27 formations in your PB. That is crazy. Why do you need that many formations? I have 15 and even then im like I hate having all of these
     
  4. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    There's too much good stuff in the game (at least for spread option stuff). I couldn't possibly have everything I want in only 15 formations.
     
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  5. LSUTRUTH

    LSUTRUTH The one and only

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    Sometimes its easier to Keep it simple then add all of that extra stuff
     
  6. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    I greatly prefer having options.
     
  7. majesty95

    majesty95 Show class, have pride, and display character.

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    So no workaround for for default playbooks? Those are just nerfed?
     
  8. MexiRican35

    MexiRican35 ¿Te quieres naranjas?

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    jello1717

    Is it 17 formations for one offense set (i.e. Shotgun, I form, Pistol), or 17 formations total in the PB?
     
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  10. MexiRican35

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    I cant read haha. Thanks.
     
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  11. LeGeNd RiPs

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    Just create a new playbook, pick an existing and switch formations around if those are the ones you like.
     
  12. majesty95

    majesty95 Show class, have pride, and display character.

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    We don't allow custom playbooks in the two leagues I am in...
     
  13. LeGeNd RiPs

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    Then you're fucked. :)
     
  14. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    At least it isn't as bad with standard pbs as they generally don't have as many formations. I think Oregon has 1 or possibly 2 bugged formations. My original CPB had 9 bugged formations: 2 11 personnels, all 5 of my 10s, both of my 01s, and both of my 00s. When I had to pass the ball at the end of a half I was pretty fucked. Now, with my new "fixed" pb it's doable.
     
  15. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    This bug has been fixed (at least for my CPB) with the patch released on 20Aug13.
     
  16. majesty95

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    I noticed it being fixed with Oregon's playbook too.
     

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