Monday, January 31,
We are very close to having
our 20,000 visitor to the site. If you are that lucky person then
please could you take a screen shot of the page and send it to me along
with details of why you visit the site and I will publish your name
and details for the whole world to see.
Please visit the Patches
database for an update on all of the following patches:
New MRA Skins
Please find below screenshots
of the 2 latest Skins I have received. The first is a Rangers
Skin from Colin Webster of the
UK FIFA 99 FA Premiership Modem League fame and the second is
the brilliant second version of Matias Reis' Audi TT Skin.
New MRA Pitches
Matias Reis is in the
process of developing a set of excellent MRA Pitches which will be
available for download from this site. Please view a sample
of the pitches below. The pitches developed so far include
Wood, Sunny, Snow, Crazy and another.
New Link to Nitrosoft
Please find a new link on
the right of this page to Nitrosoft
who are developers of great FIFA 2000 utilities including their latest
product Jersey 2000. They have also produced:
- Adboard Manager
- Ball Changer
- Nitro 3D
Latest version of
I have been testing the latest
version of the MRA today. It should be distributed to Beta testers
this week so hopefully it will be available for release by next weekend.
If you would like to be added to the list of Official Beta Testers
then please send
me an e-mail and I will provide you with a beta version as soon
as it becomes available.
FIFALA is on its
HIGH TIMES again
I have received the following
good news from Xavier Báez over at FIFA
LA who has also informed me that the FIFA
LA beta version is almost ready
The Portuguese version
of the patch will be produced by
FIFA 2000 Central Brazil, Brazilian
FIFA 2000 Online, and
FIFA 2000 Brazil. The patch name is
CBF 2000, Xavier has contacted EA SPORTS and hopefully
FIFALA can release the patch on a CD ROM. IF this is the
case, the Portuguese, Spanish and UK commentaries will be included
in the CD. If not, there are possibilities that
FIFA LA will publish the Portuguese and Spanish commentaries
on its site.
shows the Portuguese version of FIFALA 2000, click for full
The good news about this new
FIFA LA team is that the
CBF 2000 patch will include:
- 128 color jerseys,
- the LGP (Latin Graphics
- the BGP (Brazilian Graphics
More news soon in the Portuguese
page of FIFALA 2000
The beta version of
FIFALA 2000 (which will include the Mexican, Ecuadorian and Uruguayan
leagues) will include the beta version of the PGL.
are the latest from the PGL,
click for full size versions.
Xavier is talking with Ariel to determine
all the changes that will be included in the patch. Some problem that
he has is that the new Coca Cola publicity works with a edited FIFA.exe
file. They are trying to determine if they will include the EXE file
(currently made from the original EXE that came in the game) or if
it is better to modify the EXE file of the FIFA 2000 Patch (solves
multiplayer bugs in FIFA 2000) and publish the patch with the FIFA
2000 Patch included.
The Coca Cola publicity will appear
in the Golden Goal and
Hatrick popups. The next screenshots of the PGL will include other
publicity for red card and the substitution popups. Another
cool new feature is the new stadium weather. If you see at the pictures,
you'll notice that there is no snow, now they have the FOG weather,
much more realistic.
Other News from
will be on the new server, where http://english.fifala.com
will open. Meanwhile the international version of
FIFALA.COM will provide you with all the FIFA LA news that you
FIFALA three new patches are available and ready to download.
- The Club World Championship patch
(the third version released in the FIFALA Network) is ready to be
downloaded. This is the version of FIFA Colombia. Some of the features
of this patch include the match sel menus for: Necaxa, Vasco, Corinthians,
Manchester and Real Madrid.
- For the Mexican fans, the Verano
2000 patch is ready. This is the updated Mexican league (made by
Abiasí, the same guy who is in charge of the Mexican league in FIFALA
2000). This league brings the latest changes in this league. It
also includes classic teams, kits, and much more.
- And the latest league is the SLA
2.0 (Argentinean Super League 2.0). This patch includes the AGP
2.0 (Argentinean graphics patch 2.0), hex edited menus (text is
in other places of the menu), 64 color kits, and many more.
Well, soon more news from FIFALA,
including the next pictures of the LGP, the latest screenshots of Latin
Leagues (beta version of FIFALA 2000) with the new (hopefully, the final
ones) stripes turfs (for normal and hot weather), the rain turfs
and also the snow stripe turfs. Also, in the next update FIFA LA will
publish one of the first 128 color kits, the R-ball (will
be used in the CBF 2000), and also the first chants files (that will
also be included in the patch). In
FIFA 2000 Central you can already download these patch files.
Friday, January 28, 2000
Please find new links
on the right of this page to the following sites which are all worth
a visit as they provide excellent services to all of us FIFA lovers:
News this weekend
If time allows there will
be updates on the site this weekend regarding the following subjects:
- Colin Webster's NEW
- Matias Reis' brilliant NEW
Audi TT v2 Skin
- Matias Reis' NEW MRA Pitches
- latest details from Bob van Kasteren
on the Holland 2000 Super Patch
- latest details from Francisco Padilla
on SSP 2000
- latest details from Mohammed Huneidi
on FIFA 2000 International Roster
- latest details from Ozzie Montiel
on MLS 2000
- latest details from Xavier Báez on
In the meantime, please visit the Patches
database for the latest status regarding all forthcoming patches
for FIFA 2000. Also, if you want to spice up your MRA, visit the
Skins Downloads site and grab yourself
a new Skin.
Monday, January 24,
and Audi Skins
My good friend Matias
Reis from Portugal has produced his first version of his Skins for all
Portuguese fans and all car enthusiasts. Please click on thumbnails
below for full size pictures or click on Sol to visit the home of the
Skins Downloads. Matias will be updating these Skins so please
keep an eye on the site for these when they arrive.
on Patches Under Development
Please see below then
visit the Patches Database for
a full update on the latest news regarding the following patches:
- CBF 2000
- FIFALA 2000
- FSP 2000
- UAE Super Patch
- Treebeard's Rosters
- FIFA 99 FA Premiership Modem League
I have been chatting with
Raul from Brazilian FIFA 2000
Online regarding the forthcoming CBF 2000 patch and 'Official MRA
Compliancy'. Raul is working on the Portuguese version of the
FIFA Latinoamérica patch (CBF 2000) and will ensure it is compliant
and he will be sending me the full set of features included in the patch
He is also going to develop some Brazilian
MRA Skins, so keep an eye on this site for them when they arrive.
Xavier from FIFA
Lationoamérica will be forwarding me some further information regarding
the full features of his forthcoming patch, which will be fully compliant.
FIFA Super Patch
2000 (FSP 2000)
Patrick from the
FSP 2000 team has sent me full detail on the content of their forthcoming
patch. Please visit the Patches
Database to see all the features which will be included.
UAE Super Patch
Majid from from the UAE
Super Patch 2000 has sent me details of the features that will be
included in their patch. Please visit the Patches
Database to see all the features which will be included.
I have received an e-mail
from Jochen Tree, of Treebeard's
Rosters fame, who has informed me that he has tested a beta of his
next roster release (30/1/00 v1.5) and is all set for MRA Compliancy.
This is great news for all us admirers of Treebeard's great Roster updates.
FIFA99 FA Premiership
My great friend Colin
Webster, famous for running the most successful FIFA
99 Modem League in the UK, has made his latest set of files for
his league 'Officially MRA Compliant'. Visit Colin's site to catch
up on all the news in the UK's favourite modem league.
Check back in the next few days for Colin's
Glasgow Rangers Skin to be released.
Wednesday, January 19,
Champions League 2000 (SGOCL 2000) Patch is Under Development
Remember the greatest
patch of all time - the FGOCL for World Cup 98? EA
Sports quality, everything up to date...
Now as a result of the latest poll over at FIFA
2000 Online, they have decided to bring you a new version of the
patch for FIFA 2000 - the SGOCL 2000.
Rich, Mike and Sahar are working hard
on this and you can keep up to date with their excellent progress by
visiting the SGO Champions
League site. There are some great screen shots over there!
The SGOCL 2000 Patch is being developed
by Rich to the requirements of the 'Officially MRA Compliant' Certification
Click on screen
shots for further info on the SGOCL 2000
of the Day : The Millennium Update
Chris Davies has
provided me the latest exciting details regarding the next release
of the excellent PotD.
on the logo to the right to find out more information regarding
Chris' latest patch.
Belgian Mega Pack (BMP) beta 2 is 'Officially MRA Compliant'
to Timo and the lads again over
FIFA2K Dug Out who have released the 2nd beta version
of the BMP, which has been certified as 'Officially MRA Compliant'.
on the logo to the left to find out more information regarding
I have received an e-mail
from Hugo Martinho from Portugal who has informed me
that he is developing a patch which features the Portuguese league (1º
and 2º division). Please keep an eye on the Compliant
Patches page for progress with this project.
Tuesday, January 18,
Coming this week
for the lack updates over the weekend but I have been very busy re-organising
the rooms in my house. Please return during this week to find
Skins developed by Matias Reis
Compliant Patches database with new details for the latest on PotD,
SGOCL & BMP
on latest release of the MRA
Friday, January 14,
MRA Compliant' Patches are here
on how to make your patch 'Officially
MRA Compliant' (including the Resource Kit) and a database
of all the latest compliant patches are now available. Please
visit here if you are interested
in ensuring your patch is compliant or want to see the
definitive list of all existing and forthcoming 'Officially MRA
are developing a patch and would like to ensure it is certified as 'Officially
MRA Compliant', please could you
send me the following details so I can post them on the site and
provide a definitive database of all FIFA 'MRA Compliant' patches.
- Patch Name
- Patch Features
- Release Date
- Size (Mbs)
- Home Page
Pack (BMP) is 'Officially MRA Compliant'
Congratulations go to
Timo and the lads over at Belgian
FIFA2K who have released the beta version of the BMP and have made
it 'Officially MRA Compliant'. I have downloaded it and it works
January 11, 2000
'Officially MRA Compliant' Patches
For your information,
I am currently having discussions with the following patch developers
who are very keen at making their patches 'Officially Compliant'.
They have already received an early version of the Resource Kit.
thanks go out to Rich Butler, the graphics king himself, who has
produced us an excellent swipe which will be displayed at loading
time in the next version of the MRA. Please click on thumbnail
for full sized version.
As a sign
of your appreciation, please visit Rich's new site which he is now working
on, Total World Soccer.
January 10, 2000
due to family commitments I have
been unable to complete my work this weekend on the 'Officially MRA
Compliant Toolkit'. Hopefully I should be in a position to post
it later this week.
January 07, 2000
Skins for Shania Twain Fans
In a board
and hopeless moment during the Christmas
break I started to doodle with a design idea for an MRA Skin when I
came across a lovely picture of Shania Twain. Please find two
similar Skins for Shania for download,
as I could not decide which button text colours I preferred so I decided
to release both in the end. I hope you enjoy the beauty of Shania
as part of your MRA!
GFA 2000 to be
'Officially MRA Compliant'
I am currently
having discussions with Stefan from GFO 2k, the
German FIFA 2000 Online site, who is in the process of developing
GFA 2000, the German FIFA
2000 Add-on. He is very interested in ensuring GFO
2000 is certified as MRA compliant which should benefit a lot of you
as the last version of their patch GFA 99 was downloaded over 17,000
I will keep you posted
of progress with this exciting development.
MRA Compliant Toolkit
I am currently developing web pages for providing patch developers
a source of information to assist in making their patch 'Officially
will be included are:
- example of the text
file that should be included in the patch that the MRA uses
- example of the logo
that should be included in the patch that the MRA uses
- an MRA Advertising
board that can be included in the patch
- the 'Officially Compliant'
logo that should be used in the patch graphics
- sample text that should be included
in patch documentation to qualify the patch as compliant
I am also looking to provide a database
of all compliant patches so that you have a central resource to check
on the status of all FIFA patches. Ultimately I would like this
database to be maintained by patch developers so they could register
their patches and then you the users could record your comments against
a patch, i.e. "this patch is very compliant and loads brilliantly",
or perhaps more adverse comments - but lets hope not.
If you are a patch developer and are
interested in ensuring your patch is 'Officially MRA Compliant', please
do not hesitate to contact me.
of the MRA is under development
with the Officially MRA Compliant project we have finalised development
plans today for the next release of the MRA. The main focus on
this stage of the development is to provide the easiest route to using
multiple patches with your game of FIFA.
New features will include:
- change of emphasis
from Leagues to Patches
- Ability to easily reset game to default
- Improve installation program which
is currently hindered by limitations of Visual Basic
- Provide toggle on Leagues (Patches
in future) tab for Notes/Comments and a Logo for the Patch
- and hopefully, the ability to specify
your 'Favourite' patches which you always like to to be installed
in your game, i.e. a ball, turfs, etc.. They will always then override
anything installed by another patch.
This new version will hopefully be available
in the next couple of weeks to coincide with the increasing number of
patches which are being certified as 'Officially MRA Compliant'.
January 05, 2000
Beta is Officially MRA Compliant
new Italian Millennium Update beta
patch from Vito and the lads
over at bounce.to/fifa2000 is
officially MRA compliant as long as you follow these instructions.
Due to a limitation of the current
version of the MRA you need to rename the directory which the IMU setup
program creates from 'Data' to 'data' as the MRA is currently
case sensitive. This will be fixed in the next release of the
MRA available in the next couple of weeks.
You will now be able to enjoy the benefits
of the IMU and the PotD, as I do and my two boys love them both, with
your one version of FIFA 2000 and just one MRA- Enjoy!
When the official version 1 of the IMU
is released it will be fully tested and certified FIFA-MRA compliant
which is great news for everybody.
January 03, 2000
New Year to you all
you all had a great New Year and we
look forward to joining you in the 21st century as we continue to develop
the MRA for your benefit.
MRA Compliant Patches
the start of development of the MRA it has always been my intention
to ensure you only to have to have one version of your FIFA
game installed but still enable you to enjoy the benefits of
the many patches that are available for the game.
of this being a saving on your disk space and the ease of installation
of any add-ons and patches.
I have now
started discussions with official patch developers, who are more than
happy to make their patches 'Officially MRA Compliant', and therefore
ensure to you that you can benefit from their patch without having to
load on another version of your FIFA game. This shows great commitment
from the patch developers and the MRA Team to provide you with a utility
that really makes a difference.
this mean to us I here you ask:
will only need one installation of your FIFA game
will be able to install the patch into your FIFA game via
the MRA thus saving on multiple installs of the game or copying
files around when you want to play a different patch
can rest assured that any patches with the 'Officially MRA Compliant'
logo will have been fully tested for use with the MRA and
will work effectively after you have taken the effort to download
course of the next week I will be continuing discussions with patch
makers and creating an 'Official MRA Compliant Toolkit' for all
patch developers which will provide them with a web page of information
and resources to ensure they can provide their patch the status of 'Officially
this will set a standard that all patch developers will strive for to
provide you the users the benefits of all the excellent add-ons which
are now being provided.
of the Day is 'Officially MRA Compliant'
have been talking to Chris Davies
the PotD team who is more than happy to ensure that all future
versions of the Patch
of the Day are MRA compliant. We will be adding a file
to the downloads section this week, which if you already have
PotD you can install, and it will describe how to make your existing
PotD MRA Compliant.
I have also added
a link to Chris' excellent new site. Please
visit it and support their excellent work.