October 2000


Monday, October 30, 2000

New International Fifa Newsletter

The lads over at Fifamania.it have kindly agreed to co-ordinate the production of a weekly newsletter which will bring you all the Fifa news from around the globe - plus a unique weekly treat for subscribers to this newsletter!

This newsletter is a unique service run by Fifamania.it in co-operation with:

Visit our Newsletter page to sign up for both this great new International Newsletter, plus the MRA Newsletter if you have not done so previously.

Well done to the lads at Fifamania.it - this is a great idea and one that I hope is very successful.

Posted by Dave


Saturday, October 28, 2000

2 Great Patch Updates for Your Weekend

We have 2 great updates for you this weekend from 2 great patch development teams. Read on for the full story.

Fifamania Super Patch 2001
The lads over at Fifamania.it have released version 3.1 of their great patch. In version 3.1 there will be:

  • Updated rosters at 20th October
  • Updated some Italian jerseys
  • Updated Champions League teams 2001

Visit the excellent Fifamania.it

You can see all the features of this great patch in the Patches Database and then download it from Fifamania.it

TUDU 2000-2001 Season Update
The wait is finally over!! TUDU 2000-2001 Season Update for FIFA 2000 is ready to be downloaded. TUDU, The Ultimate Dutch Upgrade is famous for his Hex-edited stadiums done by the stadium master himself: Ferry van Dijk. TUDU 2000-2001 contains even more stadiums than the past TUDU's.

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It started as a RtWC 98 patch, this is the 5th version of the TUDU-series, the last for FIFA 2000 but certainly not the last TUDU, plans are made for FIFA 2001 already.

Simply the best Dutch patch available for FIFA 2000, with over 10.000 downloads TUDU brings you:

  • Hex-edited stadiums:
    • Gelredome,
    • De Kuip,
    • Amsterdam Arena,
    • Philips Stadion
    • and the Ecco-Stadium,
    • Training Stadium.
  • New correct jersey's and roster for KPN-Eredivisie 2000-2001 Season.
  • New menu's.
  • New Ingame Television menu's: Canal+.
  • New adboards.
  • New grass textures.
  • And more...

TUDU is available for download from http://benelux.fifa2001.com/tudu2000/english.htm cause of some problems and downtime of the official http://www.tudu.nl website. So pick TUDU from http://benelux.fifa2001.com/tudu2000.english.htm.

As always, details of both these fantastic patches have been updated in the "World's Number 1 Patches Database".

Posted by Dave


Wednesday, October 25, 2000

New Belgian Super Patch

Joris Jonckheer has provided me with the full details of his recently released Belgian Fifa 2000 Patch - BFP. This patch includes:
  • Home and away kits from all the "Eerste Klasse" (= first division) teams (except the away kits from GBA and Antwerp)
  • Updated kits from the "Tweede Klasse" (= second division) teams
  • Adboards from the Jupiler Liga/Ligue (Belgacom, AXA, Adecco, Dexia, Nike, de Post,...)
  • All the transfers
  • Updated faces and line-ups
  • Goalie and player kits
  • All 13 new menus with action pictures from the Belgian Jupiler league
  • A very realistic Nike Geo Merlin Ball with the logo of the Belgian team

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Check out the screenshot above and then get a full feature list of this great patch by checking out the Patches Database, you won't be disappointed!

Posted by Dave


Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Patch Updates for Fifa 2001

With the imminent arrival of Fifa 2001 a number of patch developers have decided to postpone their work and deliver their patch ready for Fifa 2001. Here at the MRA site our forthcoming patch "From Here to Eternity" has been decided to make it a Fifa 2001 patch rather than release it now for Fifa 2000. We have big plans for this patch as it has received a lot of attention from you so keep an eye here for news as this patch develops.

Also, the lads who were developing the Lazio v Inter Patch have had to postpone its release. Keep an eye on this site as they may decide to release it for Fifa 2001.

For these updates and many more please visit the webs number 1 Patches Database.

Posted by Dave

Missing Person

I recently received a very nice e-mail from someone offering assistance with the French section of our website. I have responded to this mail but it keeps bouncing back to me as undelivered. If you recognise the following mail please could you get back in touch with me with your valid e-mail address so I can welcome you if you would still like to assist us.

-----Original Message-----
From: Faïcel Ben-Yedder [mailto:fbyedder@expressfinancial.net]
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 2:37 AM
To: dave@fifa-mra.com
Subject: FIFA-MRA

Hi guys I really like what ur doing I can help u guys with the French language section

Posted by Dave


Sunday, October 22, 2000

Official Fifa 98 RTWC Update

This is THE BIG ONE for all FIFA RTWC 98 fans! Simply the BEST! say the lads over at http://www.fifartwc.com They have produced an excellent series of patches for your good old Fifa 98 RTWC game.

Official FIFA RTWC Update

The patch includes:

  • All EURO 2000 teams, the South American World Cup-Qualifying group, the Swedish, Italian, English and Spanish leagues along with other top clubs and national teams from around the world are completely updated with accurate current squads, kits and attributes based on stats from Championship Manager 99/00.
  • This update also includes many new kits, three colored striped shorts, socks and sleeves that make the game look much better.
  • There are also new adboards, new turfs and a new goal that looks much deeper and realistic than the original one.
  • You can replay the Champions league final, play the next Serie A or Premier league season and why not go for the glory in your own EURO 2000?
  • Combined with the Official FIFA RTWC Speech Upgrade this is the best update ever!

And the good news is we are currently working in partnership with them so that the next version of the MRA will include support for Fifa 98.

You can find the full feature list for this patch in the Patches Database and for any comments or suggestions on the update, mail them at fifa@fifartwc.com!

Posted by Dave

2nd Patches Update for you this weekend

As your hunger for Fifa 2001 increases by the day, please find below news on updates to the ever expanding Patches Database to try and feed your appetite.

Invierno 2000 Online
This excellent new patch has been developed over at Mexican Fifa 2000 Online. Check out some screenshots below and then visit the Patches Database for a full feature list.

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2 Patches moved to Mexico Fifa Latinoamerica 99
For your information, both the following patches have moved to their new homes at Mexico Fifa Latinoamerica 99

Latino 2000 Main Menu   Mexico 2000 Main Menu

Posted by Dave


Saturday, October 21, 2000

More great Patches for you this weekend

We have received the following news from Robert Wagner over at bfa.fifagamer.com with news of 2 patches they have released recently:

"Im the webmaster of the official Borussia Dortmund FIFA Site (BFA). I just wanna inform you that we have launched some big projects. Those projects are:

The BFA 2001 - The Borussia Dortmund FIFA AddON
Everyone who loves the German #1 team Borussia Dortmund and even FIFA 2000 would certainly remember "BFA2000 - The Borussia Dortmund FIFA Add-On", which was published in February of 2000.

Actually, it was time to do a massive update/remake....So "THE BFA2001 - The Borussia Dortmund FIFA Add-on 2000/01" was just released.

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Bundesliga Extreme Patch 2000/01
Another exclusive FIFA Gamer Patch is done. This time, our very own Nick Clarke has teamed up with the great Matt Morgan, Ramon Vargas and Rob Wagner to bring you a brilliant patch for the German Bundesliga. Fans of German football will not want to miss this."

Bundesliga Extreme Screen Shot

Check out the screenshots above, visit the Patches Database for a full feature list and then get over to the official BFA 2001 and BEP Site to download these great patches.

Posted by Dave

Latest and Greatest Roster Update from Treebeard

Also included in the Patches Database this weekend is the latest update from Jochen Tree with his great Treebeard Rosters v2.3. Still one more release of these before Fifa 2001 is available.

Posted by Dave


Thursday, October 19, 2000

Aston Villa Super Patch Reviewed

After a few days away at conference we are back and today we have the next of our excellent Patch Reviews from Andy Crome. This week his subject matter is the excellent Aston Villa Super Patch developed by our good friend Nick Clarke.

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Check out the screen shots above, visit the Patch Review, and finally check out the full features of this patch by visiting the Patches Database. More excellent reviews coming soon and a massive update of the Patches Database this weekend.

Posted by Dave


Saturday, October 14, 2000

GSP 2000 final update is out

We have received the following news from Kostas over at Greek Tournaments:

"Here it is everyone, the final update, GSP Update V3.0.zip.

It was a great year. Thanks to all of you. I'm going on vacation until 2001 comes out. In other words I'm studying hard to catch up in school.

The main features of this update has to do with:

  • a full Cyprus League and Cup.
  • updated Greek and European rosters
  • some new jerseys.

A reminder, for update 3.0 to work you must have downloaded all the previous versions. So head over to http://www.greek-tournaments.com/ to download it."

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Check out the screenshot above, visit the Patches Database for a full feature list of this patch and then pop over to Greek Tournaments to download your copy of this great patch.

Posted by Dave


Friday, October 13, 2000

Chile MAX Patch has been Released

A New patch has been released at FIFA Max http://www.fifamax.net and in FIFA Max Chile http://chile.fifamax.net, called Chile MAX.

This patch includes:

  • The Chilean First and Second Divisions
  • Kits for all teams
  • 3 Stadiums
  • New Shorts, socks, and faces
  • New Adboards (CM3G)
  • New Grass
  • New Cool Menus
  • And tons of in-game modifications to make more realistic the game
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Check out the screenshots above and then visit the Patches Database for a full feature list of this patch and all the other patches that are waiting there for you.

Posted by Dave

FIFALA 2000 Patch is Released

We have received the following news from Xavier of FIFA LA regarding the release of his patch:

" Please post the news of the biggest patch ever!!! More than 130 MB of edited stuff. The installation program has been divided in relative small parts (7 files of 8 MB each). We announced yesterday that the patch was going to be published the past weekend. Since there isn't too much time until FIFA 2001 arrives, so I decided not to publish Latin Leagues 2000.

Instead of that (due to all the tests that have been done with the Latin Leagues patch) FIFALA will publish FIFA LATINAMERICA 2000, the final version of the patch.

Thanks to the FIFA LA visitors, enjoy the patch!!!"

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Check out the screenshot above and visit the Patches Database for a full feature list of this highly anticipated patch.

Posted by Dave


Wednesday, October 11, 2000

New Fifamania Super Patch 2001 Released

Over at Fifamania they have released the latest version of their great patch. Check out the Fifamania screenshot below and then visit the Patches Database for a full list of all the features of this patch.

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Posted by Dave

Excuse me!

Leo from Fifa On Line has informed us that:

"I said to you that my patch will be released in the first week of October!!! But I should have said the first week of November... excuse me!!!"

Thanks for your honesty Leo. Find this and many more patch details updated in the world famous Patches Database.

Posted by Dave


Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Have you voted for your brighter future?

Please take a moment to cast your vote in our new Poll to the left where our first topic is "What would you like to see more of at the MRA site?"

This is the first of our voting polls that we will be holding regularly to obtain your views on how you would like to see this site develop - please take a moment to give us your valuable opinion and make this poll a success.

Posted by Dave


Sunday, October 8, 2000

All the latest updates to the Patches Database

We have expanded the Patches Database this weekend to include the latest updates regarding Super Patches for your Fifa games. This weekend we have updates for:
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Check out all these screenshots above and patches plus you will find a load more in our ever growing Patches Database.

Please keep your updates coming to us for all Super Patches for your Fifa games so we can ensure we provide you with the most comprehensive source of information on the Net.

Posted by Dave


Saturday, October 7, 2000

Vote for a brighter future

Today sees the introduction of a new series of voting polls that we will be holding regularly to obtain your views on how you would like to see this site develop. Our first poll asks "What would you like to see more of at the MRA site?".

Please take a moment to cast your vote on this topic in our new poll which you can find over in the left hand menu.

Posted by Dave

Final Fifa 2001 Artwork Skin for your Collection

Today sees the last in our series of very very successful Fifa 2001 Artwork Skins. For your MRA this weekend why not try out one of the hottest talents in the English Premiership, young Manchester United and England midfielder, Paul Scholes.

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Check out the screenshot above and then download your copy of this great Skin by clicking here.

I hope you have enjoyed this collection of Fifa 2001 Skins and if you have any great ideas for a new series of Skins then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Posted by Dave


Friday, October 6, 2000

Coming this weekend...

This weekend we have some great treats for you including:
  • a new Poll for you to vote in
  • the last in the series of excellent Fifa 2001 MRA Skins
  • latest updates in the Patches Database

Check back this weekend for all this great news and may be more.

Posted by Dave


Tuesday, October 3, 2000

6th Fifa 2001 Skin for your MRA + Special Treat

Today we have the 6th in the series of Fifa 2001 Skins for your MRA plus a special treat from our good friend Matias Reis. We have 2 versions of the Spanish and Valencia star Gaizka Mendieta for your enjoyment.

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Check out the screen shots above and then download your copies of these great Skins by clicking here. One more to follow this week.

Posted by Dave

PotD for Fifa 2001

I have received a number of queries regarding the planned release of Patch of the Day 2, which was penned in for 30th September in the Patches Database. I contacted Chris Davies who has developed the PotD series and he informed us of the following:

"Due to time limitations with my commencement at college and the imminent release of Fifa 2001, PotD 2 is now officially cancelled for FIFA 2000, but a new one WILL be released for FIFA 2001 soon after it's release on the PC".

Sorry this is not the news you were all waiting to hear but I know you will all be very excited of the prospect of PotD for Fifa 2001. We will keep you fully informed of progress with the development of this patch when it commences.

Posted by Dave


Monday, October 2, 2000

5th Fifa 2001 Skin for your MRA

Today we have the 5th in the series of Fifa 2001 Skins for your MRA and it is the veteran German star who has won everything there is going in modern football and is now plying his trade in the MLS - Lothar Mattheaus.

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Check out the screen shot above and then download your copy of this great Skin by clicking here. More to follow this week.

Posted by Dave


Sunday, October 1, 2000

Fifa On Line Superpatch Released

This weekend the excellent Fifa On Line Superpatch version 4 has been released for your download over at www.fifaonline.it This patch includes:
  • updated Italian leagues,
  • updated European league
  • added Argentinian league
  • added tournament of Olympic teams.
  • all the Italian kit realised with the "new kit" technique,
  • all stadia of Serie A teams,
  • shorts realised in 4 changeable colours,
  • Italian animated fans,
  • new grass
  • and many more!!!

For a full feature list of this patch please visit the Patches Database and then download your copy of this patch from www.fifaonline.it

Posted by Dave