Actually, I think in future updates I may scrap the real player names and go with a totally fictional player database. That would solve all the problems.
To be honest I don't really think that is a good idea Si. Part of the fun is to have 'real' players in the game, and changing a letter is good enough to get around all this rights thing. Fudging or unfudging doesn't really take a long time.
The only problem I am referring to is keeping the db up to date without a dedicated database manager. It's virtually impossible to collate data from random people's updates due to the fact that players move between clubs in different countries and there is no simple way to merge the data.
If people want to create unofficial real databases then fine, but I would only ever have to worry about the fictional one. (The clubs and competitions would still be real of course.)
Well, if you put it that way, you have a point. Perhaps you could have an agreement with somebody at Transfermarkt or something? Perhaps gather less leagues (only the main Euro leagues and some from other confederations)?
To be honest I wouldnt play a game with fake players,I know its a lot of work to do the db but Im sure all of us could keep it up to date somehow.
EDIT:Today i am starting on the french top two divisions and maybe more,depends on how long it takes,Si in reference to duplicate players if a person is updating a country,e.g me doing France and a player from say Brazil moves to France,the person doing Brazil should delete the player,it makes it easier as I am responsible for this league and not them,I should be responsible fors players in but not players out do you get my point?
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Yes, that makes sense. I will have a long think about the db and it's future over the next 24 hours. I will post my verdict tomorrow with instructions for wannabe updaters.
While you have a long think, if the verdict is the one you proposed yesterday, perhaps add some sort of button to the editor that grabs the Names files and generates players automatically?
Alright, I'm gonna be unbiased now and stop trying to influence anyone, enjoy your reflections
Si, have you looked much more into the possibility of hosting an online database of some sort? I know what a pain it was for me to merge work into the master. Obviously your decision will affect whether I come back to manage England as agreed
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I'd like to help with the italian league...I'm italian for a reason, tho
In the mean time I could create a new merger program that will compare the original database with one that an editor has updated and only import the teams and players that have been adjusted. I'm just not sure how safe that will be...