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19 May 2014 19:36

Pricey_sky wrote:I'm still playing PCM 12 since it was released and wondered if it was worth upgrading to 13 or 14?


Is there even a 14 update available for PCM 12?
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19 May 2014 20:02

Flamin wrote:Is there even a 14 update available for PCM 12?


http://pcmdaily.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=33125#post_868190
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19 May 2014 20:05

I was very disappointed with PCM 2013, the schedule/peaking system was a mess. I hope they improve it for 2014
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19 May 2014 20:12

Parrulo wrote:I was very disappointed with PCM 2013, the schedule/peaking system was a mess. I hope they improve it for 2014


With Quintana in 2015, I manage to do the treble, Giro, Tour and Vuelta. :D

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20 May 2014 05:37

I guess it's not worth buying PCM 13 then :)
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20 May 2014 08:01



Thanks! Stupid winzip though. It doesn't work for me to download the demo version.

Winzip issue is fixed, but now I can't edit the DB because it says "the column IDcountry has to be unique. the value 99 is already present." :(

Pricey_sky wrote:I guess it's not worth buying PCM 13 then :)


Well, 14 will be out in a month I think.
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31 May 2014 01:01

So I was looking forward to Ronde, optimistic of getting a nice result with Geraint Thomas for my crappy anglophone team. Then I see this:

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Oh lord have mercy :eek:

Yes, I'm still playing 2010.
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31 May 2014 01:33

Would have to be worried by those Kazakh climbers too.
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31 May 2014 01:51

Ferminal wrote:Would have to be worried by those Kazakh climbers too.


With my team that's actually true.
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31 May 2014 02:08

I have my perfect 2009 DB (took me more than two years).
I plan to buy the PCM 2014, and put my 2009 DB in there (I assume there is no converter from 2009 to 2014?) name and dates after one another. Might take me one month...

Now the Q to the real experts:
I then want to insert riders into my 2009 DB that didn´t "exist" back in 2009.
Will 16 year olds be signed by teams in the off season? Or is there a barrier of age 18?

Example:
In 2009 Seb. Henao was 15, thus 16 when becoming available as Free Agent for the 2010 season. Will other teams sign him that time, or will he go unsigned, develope two more years, and then being signed by a team when 18?

Thx in advance. :)

P.S.: Too bad they changed the fitness system. I mastered the old one. Had like 50 customized ones. :o
The stage of the ages: A truly epic one, was one normally impossible in the 2009 edition: I made a long range attack in the Giro with Gesink and prevailed. Up today I wonder how I did it.
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01 Jun 2014 17:38

FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:I have my perfect 2009 DB (took me more than two years).
I plan to buy the PCM 2014, and put my 2009 DB in there (I assume there is no converter from 2009 to 2014?) name and dates after one another. Might take me one month...

Now the Q to the real experts:
I then want to insert riders into my 2009 DB that didn´t "exist" back in 2009.
Will 16 year olds be signed by teams in the off season? Or is there a barrier of age 18?

Example:
In 2009 Seb. Henao was 15, thus 16 when becoming available as Free Agent for the 2010 season. Will other teams sign him that time, or will he go unsigned, develope two more years, and then being signed by a team when 18?

Thx in advance. :)

P.S.: Too bad they changed the fitness system. I mastered the old one. Had like 50 customized ones. :o
The stage of the ages: A truly epic one, was one normally impossible in the 2009 edition: I made a long range attack in the Giro with Gesink and prevailed. Up today I wonder how I did it.


I was trying to do this too, get my PCM2010 DB to 2013. Honestly it was more hassle than it's worth. I was copying rows into excel and putting them in with the advanced editor, but things kept going wrong with it.
In the end I just got a nice enough 2014 DB and tweeked stats a bit.
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01 Jun 2014 18:24

OK, thanks. I might do the same. Getting a nice 2014 DB once the 2014 PCM is out, and then editing the around 500 most important riders one for one. Hope in the future good converters come out.
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01 Jun 2014 19:50

FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:OK, thanks. I might do the same. Getting a nice 2014 DB once the 2014 PCM is out, and then editing the around 500 most important riders one for one. Hope in the future good converters come out.


Really? :p
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01 Jun 2014 21:53

Why not? I did it with 1.300 from ground off at the 09-DB. So 500 with already perfect ratings in my old DB is nothing in comparison. ;)
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02 Jun 2014 13:48

FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:Why not? I did it with 1.300 from ground off at the 09-DB. So 500 with already perfect ratings in my old DB is nothing in comparison. ;)


It sounds crazy, but if you're willing to spend your time doing that, sure, it's nice :) i'm curious in how it will look like actually.
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02 Jun 2014 17:12

Damn Foxxy, I usually use a couple of hours tweeking stats when I download the pcm databases, but you take it to another level :p
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LBsWCNE9I

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
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02 Jun 2014 17:13

Managed to play a week before money cheating. Can't help it.

I'm proud of myself nevertheless, I think it's a personal record.
''The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.'' - BBB
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02 Jun 2014 18:06

BigMac wrote:Managed to play a week before money cheating. Can't help it.

I'm proud of myself nevertheless, I think it's a personal record.


money cheating is an integral part of the game :D
Cant be bothered by objectives, money etc. I make my team and go for gts. Who cares about winning Roma Maxima when your only good rider is Aru? :p
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LBsWCNE9I

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
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02 Jun 2014 18:42

Vino attacks everyone wrote:money cheating is an integral part of the game :D
Cant be bothered by objectives, money etc. I make my team and go for gts. Who cares about winning Roma Maxima when your only good rider is Aru? :p


Ikr. :D

Problem is, if I money cheat before starting the campaign, when I am buying the riders, I will get crazy objectives like winning the Tour and other major races - when I'm just a Conti team. :o Impossibru to get a wildcard to beggin with.
''The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.'' - BBB
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02 Jun 2014 19:08

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Damn Foxxy, I usually use a couple of hours tweeking stats when I download the pcm databases, but you take it to another level :p


Yeah, I think so. As I said the 09-DB took me 2 years to perfect it. I literally edited every single rider. Not only mountain etc., but also potential etc.! Did formulas of how to get mountain riders to not finish high in CGs (came to, that 80s mountain guys who should not finish high in GTs, had to have max 59 regeneration). In the end it was great. For example, I did make the impossible possible; that Froome for example came out of nowhere to actually indeed win GTs later (potential 8, starting with mid 60s mountain AFIR, and making borderline mountains for other riders max 82). It was high end science. Almost like real. ;)

So I don´t wanna have that make all for nothing. I somehow must find a way to get the 09-DB into my soon to be bought PCM 2014.

P.S.: I thought the PCM daily guys take the same approach? Editing every single rider to get the game as realistic as possible?!
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