Information NCAA '13 - Title Update Information

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  1. HackGolfer

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    Upcoming NCAA Football 13 Title Update Details

    Hello NCAA Football fans, I'm Jason French, lead producer for NCAA Football 13. I'm here to give you some information on the post-release updates that we are currently working on.
    Once the game was released, we started watching the forums and talking to our EA SPORTS Game Changers community to see what areas needed to be addressed. It came to our attention that there were two big issues that we were facing with the game and I commissioned a quick title update in order to get those two issues fixed as soon as possible. The first issue was a loss of functionality on the Playcall screen, which created a situation where you couldn't change the formation without pausing the game. The second issue was a random crash in our Dynasty mode while loading into a Dynasty game. Once we became aware of these issues, we got fixes in and submitted a title update to Microsoft and Sony. The first title update in order to fix these two issues will be released on July 31st.
    There is a work-around for the Dynasty crash until the patch is released. If you run into the crash loading in to game, you need to resave your dynasty file. You can do this by renaming your dynasty or making a change and triggering the auto-save feature. When you do this, it will optimize the file and you can continue playing.
    We've taken a little more time for our second update, which should be released by Sony and Microsoft by the end of August.
    We will be addressing the following issues that we have seen from our telemetry and heard about from our community:
    • Gameplay
      • Zone Defense has been updated.
        • We improved receiver leverage logic as well as predicting when a receiver will be in or out of their zone.
        • Improved Deep Half Zone decision making about when to split between uncovered receivers. Also, allow more zone overlapping in deep half to cover more area.
        • Deep half defenders were dropping too close to the sideline or dropping outside when no receiver was outside of their position.
      • No-Huddle QB Spy bug fixed. Defenders will no longer go into spy assignments while in man coverage.
      • Receivers weren’t looking for hot-read passes.
      • CPU QBs passing during the drop would get set passes instead of on-the-run inaccurate passes.
      • Change the logic of man defenders so they don't run into the backfield and past the receiver they are covering.
      • Route running near sideline was causing issues especially on comeback routes.
      • Fixed players not respecting global show blitz/press/back off coverage after handing off a receiver.
      • Fixed sideline streak routes so they don't get clamped in a way that the route would end after 10 or 15 yards.
      • Drive summaries should now reset after each scoring drive.
    • Dynasty
      • Once a promise becomes active, it was duplicating after each week advance.
      • Recruit Reports & Advisory options remained even after the "Allow Time Savers" setting was turned off.
      • Schools with a D+ Program Tradition could not get their grade increased through wins and championships.
      • In the off-season, post season games were not shown to have been played.
    • Custom Playbooks
      • Fixed an issue where if CPU coaches were given a custom playbook, the players were occasionally lining up close to the ball.
      • Fixed an issue where the user was unable to create an offensive playbook that consisted of 1 of every formation.
      • Fixed an issue where the user was sometimes losing functionality after the UI disappears in Custom Playbooks.
    • Increased the stability of the product by fixing various crashes.
    In addition, we will be adding a "Uniform Store" to the game. In the past, we have had a cut off of mid-April for uniform submissions from schools in order to get them onto our disc in time. Sometimes those came in after the deadline and we would have to wait until the following year in order to get those default uniforms in. The "Uniform Store" will allow us to give you updated uniforms during the season. If it's an update to a team's default uniform, you will get those uniforms at no additional charge, via download in the store if and when available.
    After these title updates are released, we will continue to monitor forums and look at our internal telemetry to see if there are additional updates we should release. The NCAA Football Development Team is committed to releasing a fun and stable product for all of its fans.
     
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  2. The Richuation

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    Is it safe to start an offline dynasty with these issues outstanding? Or would I be better served waiting for TU#2?
     
  3. JAS19ILLINI

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    Start one. I havent had any problems recently with mine.
     
  4. uncleho

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    Uniform Store!!!! (lol)
     
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  6. Michael Woodward

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    Thank god for a uniform store. I have been frustrated the last 3 years because as a Kansas fan, we have worn special jerseys against Missouri all 3 of the last years, yet the only thing that has been added from those 3 is one helmet. I know we suck but so does Western Kentucky and they had like 3 helmets, 6 jerseys last year! haha. 3 years ago, we wore a special blue helmet with a Jayhawk on the side instead of the KU letters. 2 years ago, we wore all white with white helmets (which was actually updated on the game), and then last year, which was my favorite and what I looked forward to the most, we wore throwback powder blue tops with red outlines on the numbers and white helmets with numbers on the side. Here is a picture:

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    If you could add these in the uniform store, I would be ecstatic. Using the same uniforms for the last 3 years gets a bit boring. I need to mix it up a bit haha.
     
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  7. Twister18

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    Perfect for those uniform junkies!@! :p
     
  8. Twister18

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    TY for the update Hack.
     
  9. Dally_D

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    So if i start a offline dynasty now with a school that has a D+ program trad will it still be affected by the update on july 31st ?
     
  10. vatechhokie01

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    one thing I'd like to know is, same as last year, all the coaching records in an online dynasty are never even close to right. so if you've played 8 games it will show one coach having a career record of 1-1, another being 3-1, another being 0-1, etc. This stinks cuz it would make careers and history so much more intriguing and streamlined but my real concern is: if the system is not updating records for coaching careers right, are the long-term dynamic ratings being affected by the wrong stat-keeping as well?
     
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  11. Michael Woodward

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    One thing I didn't see mentioned that wasn't fixed from last year and which drives me absolutely nuts is that the CPU QB can throw the ball away from inside the pocket. That is absolutely stupid and super annoying because if I do it to save my ass, I'm penalized but they can have 3 guys baring down on them and they just chuck it out. Please fix that in this patch. Dunno how it slipped passed 3 or however many patches last year, then onto a new game and through another patch or two.
     
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  12. majesty95

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    I'm interested in the uniform store. I'm glad they're being proactive and trying to get the product up to speed. Just wish it didn't take so long for some of that stuff on Update #2. I'm sure there's more to it than I know but I wonder how some of this stuff gets through beta and alpha testing...
     

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