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Re: Best ENB settings for Madden Nfl 08 PC. File included.

Postby buggee » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:47 pm

Finally got to the problem. Dome games are treated as day games due to the brightness of screen(lighting in domes). This results in dome games being unusually brighter.

This is due to ENB effects known as
1. ScreenLevelDay and night which controls the percentage of screen brightness and,
2. DarkeningAmountDay and Night which controls the how much to darken or brighten screen areas at day and night respectively.

Had to do a lot of tweaking to those settings as well as saturation but I finally settled with these new settings which drastically reduces the brightness but retains the colour correction in-game. And yes, I tested a dome game between Indy and the Skins and the problem with the brightness seems to be resolved.
Also realised the screen gets dim at times. That issue has also been resolved. Also you can now use the EnB settings on the menus now.

This new EnB setting is for normal computers/laptops.
http://www.mediafire.com/?kpy34o127yoh6zg

This is the same enb settings above with Occlusion effects activated. Note must have high-end graphics card to obtain desired frame-rate.
http://www.mediafire.com/?099zjg19gez0mir

Let me know what you think about dome games now as well as outdoor day and night games. Feedback is appreciated
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Thanks for the kind words. Honestly I don't think I'd have much to offer these days, and it seems like the current talent working on Madden mods is strong and has things well covered. I'm more in the web dev/security space these days, and don't know much about what is involved in game modding anymore - to be honest, my original editor was mostly just me doing some basic GUI stuff in VB.net as the actual libraries used to manipulate the files were from someone else's work on NHL modding.

On PC settings, I've now removed the frame rate lock in Madden and am instead relying on vsync and AA etc settings coming from the Nvidia control panel, which achieves a smooth 120FPS (120hz monitor) at 1080p on a GTX 1070. I still experience a very slight stutter now and then, usually after a play has just finished or the ball is in the air (pass or kick). I don't think it's crowd detail related as I have that at low, and the frame rate isn't actually reporting a dip below 120. Anyway it's tolerable, maybe something that will be smoothed out with patches. I'm just counting myself lucky I don't have these i5 issues despite having a i5 8600.
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As an homage to this classic C&G thread (http://forums.cpfc.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31565) (where are you Walrus, Strath, and co?) I reckon it's time to start talking about this year's Madden, particularly as the NFL season proper has just kicked off.

After years of playing on Pro mode and racking up the SuperBowl wins, I've now made the leap to All-Pro, and decided to play longer games to generate more realistic stats. 11 minute quarters with accelerated clock feel about right.

I usually jump straight into a Franchise but with no roster update available yet I'm biding my time and sticking to exhibition mode for the time being. Had just the two matches since getting hold of the final version of the game, as opposed to review code: as the Dolphins against Pittsburgh, where they picked Culpepper off for fun and smashed me 35-10, and a far tighter affair between the Saints (me) and the Cardinals (CPU). 10-10 at the end of regulation time, they won the OT toss but I stopped their first drive, only to throw an interception with Drew Brees in unmissable field goal range. 10-13 final score.

Generally I'm liking the difficulty level, though I've tweaked my D's awareness ability. I might adjust a couple of sliders to improve my passing game too - at the moment I'm hitting about 30% of throws, which is way off what I'd expect from the likes of Culpepper and Brees.

you need to tweak your offensive awareness, acuracy, etc on All Pro if you want to get anywhere near the average of 50% ish

The learning curve from Pro to All Pro is just way to big without tweaking it loads

Yikes - you aware of this?
Apparently the European version of "Madden" has a glitch where, if you're playing in superstar mode and not controlling the QB, he'll throw the football backward on every play.

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

That glitch certainly wasn't on the review code - I started a career as a wide receiver and it was fine. I'll try the boxed copy to see if this happens tomorrow.

You're right about the necessary tweakage, Nooks. I won a Patriots-Browns game 21-3 on All-Pro last night, but even so Brady only managed 35% of his passes. Tonight I beat the Raiders 30-27 using the Bengals, and Palmer hit just 33%. The trouble is that adjusting the sliders requires real delicacy - I don't want to ramp up my offensive awareness too much because it could end up with games finishing 40-all and with 400 passing yards per side. If I can come up with some succesful, realistic sliders, I'll post 'em here.

I've discovered that twelve minutes (with accelerated clock) per quarter is spot on stats wise - around 60 plays per team including punts and field goals. The Bengals-Raiders game I mentioned took around 80 minutes in real time, which also feels about right for a competitive, tightly contested game.

You're right about the AI tweaks -a lot of my games on ALL PRO end 35-27 or 42-34, with passing for about 300 yards and 3 TDs a game

but it's better than on Pro, when I was playing with the Madden 05 Redskins side (shite offense) and passed for 500 yards and 6TDs in one game alone -and that was on six minute-long quaters!

I want it to be more realistic - I want decent pass completion rates and gritty 6-13 defensive battles, so let me know how you get on tweaking

What's the accelerated clock?

i'll will be buying it this weekend when im back in london......as for the last two years im sure i will be unstopable on all pro and a 5-11..6-10 team on all madden.......cant wait:p

Accelerated clock does just what it says on the tin. As usual you have a play clock of 40 seconds, but if you select the play within the first 20 seconds of that count it fast forwards to the :20 mark. It's much more realistic than choosing your play instantly, then having 38 seconds to execute it. This happens on both offense and defense and means you get a realistic number of plays (around 60 per side) in a realistically timed game.

Just used the Falcons to beat Minnesota 34-17. Michael Vick is ridiculously quick in Madden, so much so that I felt as though I was cheating.

Genius (http://www.collegehumor.com/update:1705568). :D

have to say im very disapointed with the xbox360 version......the whole presentations sucks.......there is no accelerated clock....only play all-pro 5min qtr so far....with the redskins i beat minisota 28-6..cowboys 35-10(intercepeted bledsoe 5 times) and beat the texans 58-3..intercepted carr 5 times...3 times with shawn springs all returend for TDs....will try on all madden but im sure i´ll destroy it....a heck on EA for being the only company allowed to make NFL games.....very poor

Yep, 360 version is pants, same as last year. Stick to the PS2 version, bergos.

I think I’ve finally mastered the sliders. I’ll post ‘em tonight for you, Nooks. 12 minute quarters with accelerated clock is definitely the way to go.

If anyone fancies playing with a full roster update, I highly recommend the one created by krulmichael on Madden Mania. See here (http://www.maddenmania.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2243425#post2243425). I picked up the NTSC ‘Hall Of Fame’ version of Madden 07 while in LA last week just so I could use it, but he has offered to create a PAL version on the thread. The benefit to owning the NTSC version is that you can import draft classes from NCAA 07, with (reasonably) accurate stats – for instance, Brady Quinn is included in the 2007 class with an overall rating of around 84. (It fluctuates each time you load the file to add a little variation). Again, I recommend a Madden Mania user for this – ninerdynasty. Thread is here (http://www.maddenmania.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2243360#post2243360).

(You need to register with Madden Mania to see the threads I’ve linked to, but it’s worthwhile – there’s no better Madden board on t’internet).

To use the draft class files you’ll need a machine capable of playing NTSC code and an X-port or Max Drive in order to transport them to your memory card, but I really recommend them – along with Krul’s roster, they make Franchise mode better than ever.

Speaking of which, I’ve just started a Franchise as the Falcons. I’m still getting to grips with All-Pro so Michael Vick is my ideal quarterback because anytime there’s no pass on he’s quick enough to scramble downfield and rescue a broken play. I lost my first pre-season game to the Pats 13-38 having led 3-0 at half-time, mainly thanks to a torrid second half showing from back-up QB Matt Schaub. Second game against the Packers brought a vast improvement, though I threw it away with 1:33 left on the clock. 16-14 up and 30 yards out, I ran two QB kneels to waste Green Bay’s time-outs, followed by an up-the-gut running play and a field goal attempt. Only, Morten Andersen screwed it to the left.

You can see where this is going. Packers throw a couple of passes to my 30, then fire off a successful FG with four seconds remaining. Their squib kick-off makes a TD return impossible and the game finishes Atlanta 16, Green Bay 17. Harsh, but a lesson learned…

Bugger, if the 360 version is rubbish, looks like I'll be going without my American Football fix this year :sob:

I like 07! Thought the graphics were pimp and the new game modes although a little tedious are quite enjoyable!

As promised, here are those sliders. Any feedback as to how they can be tweaked further is more than welcome.

GAME
Quarter Length: 12 mins
Skill Level: All-Pro
Accelerated Clock: On
(leave rest as default)

CUSTOM GAME
Auto-Sub Out: 85%
Auto-Sub In: 90%
QB Vision: Off
(leave rest as default)

PENALTY
False Start: 8/10
Holding: 8/10
Face Mask: 7/10
Off Pass Int: 10/10
Def Pass Int: 10/10
KR/PR Catch Int: 10/10
Clipping: 6/10
Intentional Grounding: 10/10
Roughing The Passer: 10/10
Roughing The Kicker: 10/10

A.I.
OFFENSE - HUMAN
QB Accuracy: 11/20
Pass Blocking: 10/10
WR Catching: 11/20
RB Ability: 10/20
Run Blocking: 10/20
(leave OFFENSE - CPU as default)

DEFENSE - HUMAN
Awareness: 15/20
Knockdowns: 13/20
(leave rest and DEFENSE - CPU as default)

SPECIAL TEAMS - HUMAN
FG Length: 10/20
FG Accuracy: 10/20
Punt Length: 16/20
Punt Accuracy: 15/20
Kickoff Length: 9/20

SPECIAL TEAMS - CPU
FG Length: 9/20
FG Accuracy: 11/20
Punt Length: 9/20
Punt Accuracy: 18/20
Kickoff Length: 8/20

Hi Ben.

A combination of new baby and WW2 wargames has kept me off Madden for some time.

If I can scrape the readies together, I might invest if it's out on PC.

Then it's the mission to turn the Browns into league terrors once again :D

You definitely must, sir. And Neil, if you still have a PS2, Madden is absolutely essential.

Finally picked up a Falcons win in game three of preseason - 33-13 at Tennessee. I managed to smash Kerry Collins out of the game with an injury early on, and his rookie replacement Vince Young never got going. Having said that, I gifted them a 94 yard interception return when 21-0 up early in the second half and thought it might spark one of those infamous Madden CPU comebacks. Thankfully not.

OK, I've bought it :D

Updated it, going to try a few mini camp drills to ease back in and then see if I can do something about the Browns. Again.

Look forward to reading your updates, Walrus. :)

After a 66-13 win over the Titans in my final pre-season game, I couldn't wait to get the season proper started - feeling cocky, I even decreased the human Defensive Awarness and Interception stats. More fool me. Got tonked 13-44 by Carolina in the opener, then turned over 24-26 by the Bucs in Game Two. Already in danger of slipping out of the Play-off reckoning and I haven't even reached the third game of the season!

Initial impressions, based on a simulated preseason and 2 league games.

1. The Browns have a very solid squad with plenty of young talent.
2. Willie Petersen (free agent Corner) is very tasty.
3. Erm......it's easy so far! On pro mode with no adjustments. The pass defense is much improved, although deep balls are still a little to easily caught under pressure for my liking. All the "reads" from other Maddens work - basically, watch the free safety.
4. The CPU offense is better balanced, with a more effective running game.
5. There's too much pre-snap button pushing (and potential to cock things right up with the wrong button).

Anyway. 38-7 vs Detroit and 27-14 vs New Orleans so far. More to follow.

Going to convert those sliders to PC numbers and have a game on all-pro.

Fingers crossed!

I'm now 0-3 after a 19-20 loss to New Orleans last night. Worse, Michael Vick is out for 12 weeks with a broken tailbone, I can't get the hang of using Matt Schaub, and I've turned trades off for the first season so that the rosters remain accurate until the draft. 0-16 season ahead perhaps?

Didn't do the all-pro thing last night :D

Seeing as I haven't played Madden in over 2 years, I replayed the franchise season opener against New Orlins.

For some reason, my gamepad button assignments are subtly different from the ones I'd hard-coded into my brain in 2003/4 but I'm gradually weaning myself away from trying to throw the ball to the WR in triple coverage when I really want to hit the wide open TE ;)

I've also discovered the "Focus" thing if you look hard enough in the storyline menus. It flags up favourite plays used by the next opponents and gives you the chance to run the counter play over and over to practice. I don't know how much of an influence the points award you get given afterwards affects the next game, but it seems like a good feature if it's working.

Anyway. MUST DO the all-pro experiment tonight. I beat NO 70-20 on 12 minute quarters, 70% passing and 6TD's *slurp*.

Yeah, the focus thing is very handy, although so far I've found it tends to make you practise the same plays on a fortnightly basis.

I take back what I said about Schaub; he threw 14 of 22 last night as I finally got my season going with a 24-14 win over Arizona. I kept him in the pocket as much as possible and threw screen passes to my FB (Griffith) to pick up yards. Three interceptions (one of which D'Angelo Hall returned for a 78 yard TD!) off Kurt Warner helped too.

Here are my console-equivalent slider changes for the human player:

QB accuracy 12/20
WR Catching 12/20
Run blocking 11/20

Awareness 12/20
Knockdowns 11/20
Ints 11/20

The end result was a 20-3 win at Cincinnati! I held them to under 100 yards offense (which seems a little harsh) so there's an arguement to try less awareness for me, but I'm playing a 3-4 defense with 4 good linebackers, 2 good corners and a solid pair of safeties. Perhaps it's good play-calling, not a huge amount of blitzes and a fair amount of run/pass "commitment" just after the snap.

I've twigged how to change the primary receiver on offense, which has improved my passing %age. Running consistently is still hard, but I don't have the greatest offensive line. I really lack for WR speed too, which virtually takes away any chance of deep pass success - the DB is always close enough to tip the ball away :(

Still, having to be focused on offense makes the game more rewarding to play! Ravens next.......a stern test of my offensive nous to be sure!

Are there any Madden 07 PC players out there who actually want a match?

Not knowing much about the XBox, is there online compatability between it and the PC?

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
Yeah, the focus thing is very handy, although so far I've found it tends to make you practise the same plays on a fortnightly basis.

I take back what I said about Schaub; he threw 14 of 22 last night as I finally got my season going with a 24-14 win over Arizona. I kept him in the pocket as much as possible and threw screen passes to my FB (Griffith) to pick up yards. Three interceptions (one of which D'Angelo Hall returned for a 78 yard TD!) off Kurt Warner helped too.

Pah! Scrambling is for wimps. Pocket passing forces you to make quick reads and decisions. REAL men (and men with creaking knees) stay in the pocket ;)

Snap, 3 step drop, assess which route is going to be open, throw it. (ie don't throw to your WR on a hook pattern when the LB's are dropping off into zones, look for the TE slant or the RB flat pass instead.)

Not many sides have a QB with halfback speed - shame about the injury :D

I'll gloss over the 5 sacks that I gave up to the Bengals last night :moo:

Yeah, I can see where I was going wrong now. With Schaub, pocket passing is definitely the way to go. Played two games last night and he was magnificent in both, helping me to beat the Giants 30-10 and the Steelers 26-21 (well pleased with the latter). Having said that, I'm the opposite to you in that my offense is all about the running game - I run lots of counter and off tackle plays and Jerious Norwood (playing the the absence of long term injury victim Warrick Dunn) has an average of over 100 yards per game at the mo.

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
Yeah, I can see where I was going wrong now. With Schaub, pocket passing is definitely the way to go. Played two games last night and he was magnificent in both, helping me to beat the Giants 30-10 and the Steelers 26-21 (well pleased with the latter). Having said that, I'm the opposite to you in that my offense is all about the running game - I run lots of counter and off tackle plays and Jerious Norwood (playing the the absence of long term injury victim Warrick Dunn) has an average of over 100 yards per game at the mo.

Ben, I'd run it every bleedin' down if I could :D

In the absence of a great line and considering the uber-awareness of the All-Pro CPU defensive linemen (not forgetting the range of nasty run blitzes my opponents seem to love), my running game just about serves to keep the CPU from keying on the pass all the time. I've found that off-tackle and counters get stuffed hard as my halfback just isn't fast enough. Hard to knock down yes, but easy to catch :D

Still, ball-control passing is a fun challenge. 60% completion in that Bengals game on all-pro. It helps that I run most of my passing game from the same sets that I run from.

Are we talking to ourselves, BTW?

Almost certainly, although I know Nookie reads this thread on a regular basis (as a prelude to emailling me his latest Madden happenings). And I still harbour hope that Strath will get back aboard the Madden wagon.

I spanked the Bengals last night to go 4-3. Schaub's doing so well that I'm thinking of trading Vick at the end of the season in order to strengthen the side elsewhere. (He'd probably get me a couple of first round picks or a top quality set of safeties.)

Week 3 update, home game vs Ravens.

Ravens 14
Browns 37

Not quite the walkover suggested by the scoreline, but the Ravens scores came directly from a TD Int return and a fumble recovery inside my 20. I had some problems moving the ball consistently, but I shut their offense down utterly and consequently had loads of possession.

I was very surprised at how many yards I earned against their fearsome (looking) defense. 125 rushing yards at 5.7 a pop(!) and just under 300 net passing yards (20 of 36, 2td, 4ints). I did throw 4 ints, but I'd put 2 of them down to rank stupidity on my part :D

What worked? Well, I experimented with 4 or 5 new plays from formations I hadn't been using with good results. I took great delight in watching the replay of Joe Jurevicius, my lumbering 6'5" possession receiever, leave a 90+ speed corner for dead with a great cut as he broke to the flag on a corner pattern :)

McNair at QB for Baltimore went 6 of 24 with 3 ints and 4 sacks, mwahahahahaha! Needless to say, I've found 3 nice blitzes and use a bit of player control myself (SHOCK!) to liven things up a bit. I'd better not give too much else away ;)

Slider-wise, I've reduced my def awareness down to 55% (11/20) for the next game, ints and knockdowns to 11, lowered WR catching to 12 and QB accuracy to 11. We'll see how we get on away to Oakland.

4-0 now after beating Oakland 33-7 (with a missed extra point :D )

Far more high percentage passes for me tonight, no ints!

Individual Stats: Raiders
PASSING CMP ATT YDS PCT YPA SACK TD INT LONG RATING
Aaron Brooks 3 11 67 27 6.0 11 1 1 50 44.8
Andrew Walter 2 6 12 33 2.0 0 0 1 8 2.8

RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LONG TD FUM
Justin Fargas 13 53 4.0 12 0 1
Zack Crockett 1 0 0.0 0 0 0



Individual Stats: Browns
PASSING CMP ATT YDS PCT YPA SACK TD INT LONG RATING
Charlie Frye 17 25 208 68 8.3 2 4 0 38 133.0
Ken Dorsey 2 4 15 50 3.7 0 0 1 9 19.8

RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LONG TD FUM
Reuben Droughns 19 74 3.8 19 0 0
Charlie Frye 3 34 11.3 16 0 0
Jerome Harrison 12 16 1.3 6 0 0
Lawrence Vickers 3 11 3.6 8 0 0


And 11 sacks on Raider QB's :) Surely someone else has this on their PC and wants a game or two? I'm afraid that an XBox360 is a domestic impossibility :(

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
Almost certainly, although I know Nookie reads this thread on a regular basis (as a prelude to emailling me his latest Madden happenings). And I still harbour hope that Strath will get back aboard the Madden wagon.
Off work with a fever... and the prescription is more Madden!

(Not much chance in all likelihood at the moment.)

Right, you lot have sold this one to me. Will get it as soon as comes out for PSP in the UK - different dates on display at moment at Amazon and Play so could be anytime between end of this month and early December!

Oh dear, Mr Walrus - just given your Browns one hell of a tonking. Won 34-7 and their only score was an interception return when I had a brainfart and threw a screen pass straight at Brodney Pool. giving him a free path to the end zone.

Some notable stats:
Matt Schaub - 13 of 23 for 130 yards (2 ints)
Jerious Norwood - 31 atts for 229 yards & 3 TDs (7.3avg)

Charlie Frye - 7 of 26 for 51 yards (1 int)
Reuben Droughns - 10 atts for 17 yards (1.6avg)
Dave Zastudil - 10 (!) punts

Offensive yards: Falcons 402, Browns 58
First downs: Falcons 18, Browns 3

I expect similar results if we ever meet for real. ;) :o

LOL! Nice running stats!

2 questions: Are you using the updated rosters? The Browns really suck on default rosters.

What sliders are you on now mate?

As for the "Meeting".....well, Bath isn't a million miles from Christchurch although the A36 is probably the worst A road in England. Perhaps you could *cough* acquire a working PC copy and we could do the online thing?

It would be a case of the irresisitble force (your running game) vs the immovable object (my passing game). I'll do some practice vs the run blitz/bump n run defense in the meantime :D

If I get to play tonight, I'm going for equal human vs CPU sliders across the board - apart from WR catching (+2) and kicking length (+1 for me, -1 for CPU).

Looks like about two and a half hours to Christchurch on the train, is that right? I might pop down sometime for a game.

Oh and yeah, I use those updated rosters I linked to earlier in the thread.

My season has slowly come apart at the seams thanks to an injury to Matt Schaub. In the game he got injured, so too did third string QB DJ Shockley, so I had to use kicker Morten Andersen in that position! I've had two games since with Shockley at QB and no luck, going down 14-20 to the Redskins and 8-19 to the Bucs, leaving me 7-5 for the season and virtually out of the play-off reckoning. Looking forward to the draft and a bit of a shake-up now.

LOL I'd better make sure the Mrs is away with baby at the time :D Bath is a 90 minute drive on a good day, might be easier for me to get clearance for an away game ;) Any chance of a mini-camp to get me used to the XBox version and controller?

Seems like you're cursed with injuries! I can understand Vick getting clobbered as it must be hard to resist using him like a running back, but both your pocket passers? Can't you pick up a free agent? Or are they banned after week 6 like trades?

To continue:

Had a real corker of a game vs Denver last night. Looked them over in Depth Chart view and nearly had a fit! Sooo much speed in all positions (and almost the entire Cleveland Defensive line from Madden 2004 to boot - b***ards!)

I was lucky with the weather - was chucking it down with rain on game day and I benefitted from some early Denver turnovers to jump out 20-6 at half time. I struggled to get anything much going offensively throughout the game and got thoroughly sick of Tatum Bell and his 96 speed at halfback :moo:

Still, they only beat me 13-7 in the second half and I squeaked it 27-19. I think I'd have been really up against it in good weather, got to love the Cleveland climate!

Jets next, they're 6-1 and I'm 6-0. Someone's going to get upset :D

Further genius:

"Ted Washington is rated a 40 in agility. He is listed at 365 ponds. If Ted Washington tied a white lady up and made her wear a metal bikini, he’d look just like Jabba the Hut." :D

http://www.thephatphree.com/features.asp?SectionID=2&StoryID=3159&LayoutType=1

Originally posted by Walrus
2 questions: Are you using the updated rosters? The Browns really suck on default rosters.
That's probably because they suck in real life.

If you get the time just let a season simulate itself, to see which teams the game think will reach the Super Bowl. I remember doing this the year that Washington loaded up with star free agents, and in Madden they reached the Super Bowl. In real life they didn't even make the play-offs (finished 8-8 if I remember rightly).

Sometimes they just get things wrong. Wish I still had my 2002 copy somewhere, I'd love to see what Tom Brady's rankings were back then.

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
My season has slowly come apart at the seams thanks to an injury to Matt Schaub. In the game he got injured, so too did third string QB DJ Shockley, so I had to use kicker Morten Andersen in that position! I've had two games since with Shockley at QB and no luck, going down 14-20 to the Redskins and 8-19 to the Bucs, leaving me 7-5 for the season and virtually out of the play-off reckoning. Looking forward to the draft and a bit of a shake-up now.
Shockley's more like Vick than Schaub, just in case you weren't aware of it. More of a runner/passer than a pocket passer, half-decent back in his college days.

Darn I want this... when's the Mrs going back to work so that I can justify the outlay? :D

Walrus, what's the best way to play Madden and responsibly look after a baby?

(And yes, I've just subscribed to this thread.)

Well, my season ended with three straight wins, with the returning Vick on top form in the last two games. Jerious Norwood finished the season as NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year with 299 carries for 1203 yards, and most of the Pro-Bowl O-Line came from my side. Annoyingly despite a 10-6 record I finished bottom of NFC South, having finished on an equal Pct as both Saints and Bucs, but with a 2-4 divisional record. Redskins beat Patriots 30-10 in the Super Bowl.

Full schedule is below:

1. @ Panthers - L 13-44
2. vs Buccaneers - L 24-26
3. @ Saints - L 19-20
4. vs Cardinals - W 27-17
5. Bye
6. vs Giants - W 30-10
7. vs Steelers - W 26-21
8. @ Bengals - W 26-14
9. @ Lions - W 23-13
10. vs Browns - W 34-7
11. @ Ravens - L 17-25
12. vs Saints - W 19-6
13. @ Redskins - L 14-20
14. @ Buccaneers - L 8-19
15. vs Cowboys - W 17-3
16. vs Panthers - W 27-17
17. @ Eagles - W 24-14

Walrus, I play on PS2 by the way (albeit the NTSC version so I can download roster updates and draft classes). The 360 version is a bunch of balls. You're always welcome round here for a game, and I'll of course give you some time to learn the PS2 controls!

I did pick up a free agent to cover those QB injuries - former Bears man Craig Krenzel - but as Shockley is a rookie I wanted to give him as much opportunity as possible to develop. For that reason I ignored my nagging desire to sign Jay Fielder because of his Dolphins connections and went with a cheap stopgap in Krenzel.

Cheers Ben, when the Mrs cheers up a bit we could be on for that!

Welcome Strath! Yes, I know th Browns suck which is why I play them. They are actually my 2nd team after Green Bay IRL, if it wasn't for John Elway they might have won a super bowl by now!

I don't know what happened in my Jets game......a 46-8 (safety each side) blowout. The Jets just ran out of offense every time after a first down or two and I played fairly conservatively on D to take away Coles' deep threat. I did get an Int return TD too, but the offense notched 4tds and 3 FGs. It just didn't seem that one-sided in the game - weird.

This roll will come to a grinding halt soon, I'm sure.

No updates from me for a week - going away for the little one's first birthday.

(Got to finish my game vs San Diego first though! 13-3 up at half time)

At Ben's request :) I'll post how I'm getting on

Playing as Detroit, on All-Pro, with most of Ben's settings

I'm 5-4, just got tonked by the 49ers (gulp) 31-17. Three games have gone to overtime, lost two of those, one to the Bears 13-7. My defence is rated No2 but my offence is struggling a bit

Had to re-tweak Ben's suggestions for the Injury settings - every game was a bloodbath. Lost my QB Kitna for 6 weeks, lost one of my HBs for the season and I lost several key members of my defensive line and I've suffered as a result. The 49ers rushed for more than 200 yards against me :eek:

Main difference I'm finding playing as a shite team instead of the Skins, who I normally play as, is I'm having to be more patient. Big one off gains aren't as easy to come by. I rarely go deep when passing, and as a result, I've dominated some games when it comes to Time Of Posession almost 75% - 25% in my favour. six, five yard gains are the norm now.

I'm second behind the 6-3 Vikings with some tough games coming up. I'll be happy with a play-off appearance this season

Just beat the Cardinals 28-7 :) Three interceptions for my corner backs :)

6-4 now :)

I was thinking of getting this game. Never bought a Madden game before but thought it might be something different.

What would you rate it out of 10. Or out of 100 as a percentage if you wish?


Just got the PSP version sent over from some American webiste...will see tonight if it offers some options as the PS2 version...

I found the PSP version okay. No substitute for the PS2 effort, but a vast improvement over Madden 06 PSP, which was full of glitches and a little bit pants. There's an amusing arcade-style mini-game where you tilt the PSP sideways and have to run up the pitch avoiding tacklers which you should definitely have a go with.

I’m now at the outset of the 2007 season with the Falcons, having spent six hours on Sunday evening rearranging my side and doing the draft. Mel Kiper graded me an F for my picks but we’re strong at every position so my priority was signing back-ups with good potential. First choice was tight end Martrez Miller (sic – should be Milner) out of Georgia to cover Crumpler, followed by Mason Crosby from Colorado to replace retired kicker Morten Andersen. Rutger’s Brian Leonard next as back-up full-back, then onto the dregs.

I struggled to get going in my opening pre-season game against the Dolphins, but it turned out to be a thriller. With around five minutes left on the clock they scored a TD to go 24-13 ahead, and from the resulting kick-off my returner fumbled. Three plays later they put over a field goal to go up 27-13. There’s now 3:20ish on the clock and I have one timeout.

After a couple of passing plays for short gains, I get Crumpler running a TE Corner route looking for the first down. Two guys cover him and Jason Taylor blasts through the line so in a panic I hit the square button without looking up… fifty yards later, the ball drops into the hands of Alex Jennings and he jogs into the end zone for a 64-yard TD. Total fluke but it’s 20-27; come on Atlanta!

2:20 left on the clock now. Crosby hits the onside kick and… we recover it! Not only that, two brilliantly incisive Matt Schaub passes put us on their 40 with 1:40 left. A rushing play goes nowhere. (And an injury to back-up LG Tyson Clabo burns my last TO.) Two passing plays blocked. Finally, on 4th down, Schaub lofts one to Miller to give us 1st and 10 on their 25.

With no time-outs, it’s straight to the line without a scrimmage. Warrick Dunn runs for a handful. With 45 seconds on the clock, I throw for Crumpler in the end zone and he’s blocked on the way. Pass interference! Yes! I’m now 1st and 10 at their 1 yard line. First play, Dunn runs into a wall. Three yard loss. Frick! Time ticking away. Second down, I drop Schaub back and look for Crumpler in the end zone. He’s open right in front of the posts! I throw a hard, fast pass straight at his head… only for Zach Thomas to reach up and pick me off! Swear words are mouthed. The joypad is thrown on the floor. And Miami call a rushing play to burn the clock with the score at 27-20.

Final score was annoying, but it was one of those barnstorming five minute spells that remind you just how good Madden can be.

Comfortably won my 1st 2 ever games against the CPU - admittedly only on Rookie level on easy option (no time limit on plays etc). Moving up to Pro now. A couple of Q's for you experts?

Is this 1st stat against each player some sort of overall rating for them? If so, does this change as you play games with them or stay static 4 ever?

Do players tire during games (as in Pro Evo) so that u should be using replacements or are u ok sticking with same players thorughout a match?

Sounds like a good game but I don't quite understand most of it! :) I might have a dabble though!

This is absolutely superb:

http://www.thephatphree.com/features.asp?StoryID=3159&SectionID=2&LayoutType=1/

My favourite bit:

"John, you are such a ••••••• dick. I also noticed that my kick return rating was a 0. I was rated a ••••••• zero? So you feel that I shouldn’t even receive a 10, or even a 5? You are pretty much saying that I couldn’t even fall forward on a ball kicked in my direction. I would just stand there and let the ball bounce off of my ••••••• face. •••• that, John, I returned an onside kick 6 yards in 2002. You should have just slapped a - 4 on me and had the EA staff ambush me with paintball guns."

:D

Originally posted by Gazza2
Comfortably won my 1st 2 ever games against the CPU - admittedly only on Rookie level on easy option (no time limit on plays etc). Moving up to Pro now. A couple of Q's for you experts?

Is this 1st stat against each player some sort of overall rating for them? If so, does this change as you play games with them or stay static 4 ever?

Do players tire during games (as in Pro Evo) so that u should be using replacements or are u ok sticking with same players thorughout a match?

Gazza, the fatigue in Madden is dynamic. When players aren't involved in play, their fatigue rises back towards 100%.

You can control when your fatigued players are automatically replaced by their backups (say 70% stamina left) and when the fatigued player is put back into the lineup (say 85% stamina left).

Personally, I set these higher than the default. Hope that helps, welcome to the club!

Edit: Their "overall" rating is subject to ups and downs based on playing time and performance. It's very hard to improve physical attributes (not impossible) - you'll find that player's awareness (intelligence and reaction time) will increase with playing time. Position skills - stuff like catching, throwing accuracy, ball carrying etc will also go up or down based on player performance.

Ben:

Great match report! The brain is a funny old thing - our eyes must "see" those defenders lurking in the way, but the brain says "HE'S OPEN THROW THE BALL PRESS THE BUTTON NOW NOW NOW!"......

**** it.

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
This is absolutely superb:

http://www.thephatphree.com/features.asp?StoryID=3159&SectionID=2&LayoutType=1/

My favourite bit:

"John, you are such a ••••••• dick. I also noticed that my kick return rating was a 0. I was rated a ••••••• zero? So you feel that I shouldn’t even receive a 10, or even a 5? You are pretty much saying that I couldn’t even fall forward on a ball kicked in my direction. I would just stand there and let the ball bounce off of my ••••••• face. •••• that, John, I returned an onside kick 6 yards in 2002. You should have just slapped a - 4 on me and had the EA staff ambush me with paintball guns."

:D
Oi! I mentioned that a whole week before you! :cool:

(And I find it all myself, honest (http://www.deadspin.com/sports/madden%2007/).)


My Lions are 8-4, second behind the 8-4 Vikings

Just won in New England 27-17. It was 24-17 at HT, became a war of defenses in the second. Five turnovers for me - picked off NE's back-up QB FOUR times and returned a fumble for a TD. :)

Just beat the Vikings 21-17 with a TD pass with 17 seconds remaining, then picked off their hail mary! My first 4th Quarter comback of the season. 9-4 now, top of my division :)

Can someone explain to me what the hell is going on? I bought it yesterday! Just tried to play and haven't got a clue what I'm supposed to be doing! :D The instructions just complicate things even more! My players can't seem to catch the ball from plays! :o This is going to be some learning curve! :hi:

thanks for the info walrus. easily won 1st 2 games at pro level. will now try it not in easy mode to see if can manage with play clocks on

Originally posted by Latvian Eagle
Can someone explain to me what the hell is going on? I bought it yesterday! Just tried to play and haven't got a clue what I'm supposed to be doing! :D The instructions just complicate things even more! My players can't seem to catch the ball from plays! :o This is going to be some learning curve! :hi:

How much do you know about American Football? You need a firm grasp of the basics before you can begin to get the most out of Madden.

Season update:

Browns 24
at San Diego 3.

Tomlinson = Stuffed ;)

Browns 31
at Atlanta 7

Vick = sacked x4, intercepted x3.
Frye = 22 of 33, 268 yards, 2td, 1int.

I now have a 96.9 QB rating for the season so far. 22td, 10ints and 2000 yards passing.

Steelers up next, will be a battle but I'm starting to believe that the 16-0 regular season is up for grabs!

Further update on the "worst" player in Madden '07:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hruby/060906

Right then, first season over. Lost in the Divisional (?) play-off game (the one after wild card weekend) 24-10 at home to the Panthers. Made some big errors on offense - three dropped passes, one in the end zone.

Just done pre-season, etc - got some good players in. Marc Bulger @ QB, Terrell Owens at WR, a new FB with an overall of 96, a new defensive co-ordinator

But... The start of my second season's been a disaster. Owens injured pre-season, out for 7 weeks.

First game, lost at home to the Cowboys 20-17. Bulger threw two first half interceptions, both tipped, one was run back 100 yards for a TD :eek:. Also fumbled fumble after my wide receiver was slammed in the back, which was run back to my five yard line. Dropped several more catches as well, which seems to be a growing problem.

I have a very hard schedule this season as well, and end on three divisonal games :eek: :(

Nookie, are your WR catching sliders adjusted? On all-pro, the default catching setting seems to result in an abnormal amount of drops.

I cheat and run that slider at 60/100 (12/20). I still get a few drops per game, not including the ones knocked out when the DB arrives in the receiver's back before he has "control" of the ball.

Mental note: don't throw short outs around the goal line. Unless we ever play, in which case throw as many as you like :D

(Joking aside, that pattern is rendered next to useless by the way the corners play in the CPU's cover 2 defenses. My corners seem to bat the ball down rather than pick them off though :( )

Had 1st 2 games on pro level with "easy" option switched off. Lost both but rallied near end to only lose by one score. Will persevere as extra challenge with all the clokcs on time penalties. Great fun.

I know nothing about NFL, well I didn't until yesterday! I watched the live stuff last night! I beat Slovak Eagle in my first ever game yesterday though and he's a bit of a Madden veteran compared to me. Losing for most of the game, 1 minute left scores 38-36 to Slovak, I decide to go for a 45 yard field goal than the play. 39-38 to me, Slovak fumbled the ball 5 yards from my end zone with but 9 seconds left on the clock! Come on! :p

The games are long, but once I got used to what was going on I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I've learned to time my plays now. All I was doing originally was throwing the ball straight off when none of my players were in position to receive. :p

I tried to play My Franchise but I didn't have a clue what was going on! :confused:

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
How much do you know about American Football? You need a firm grasp of the basics before you can begin to get the most out of Madden.

I know next to nothing! :D

Right, crash course for you:

On offense, you have four tries (called ‘downs’) to move 10 yards. (In Madden, the orange line on the pitch represents where you’re trying to get to.) Once you get past that line, you have another four tries to get another 10 yards.

However, only in desperate circumstances do a side try to pass or run the ball on 4th down. If they’re in their own half or up to fifteen yards of the opposition’s they’ll punt the ball so that their opponent gets possession (“starts their drive”) as deep into their own territory as possible. If they’re within 35 yards or so of the ‘End Zone’ (the TouchDown area at the end of the pitch) they’ll normally go for a field goal.

While tactics, formations and plays can be quite complex, the basics of the game are as simple as that. If there’s anything else you don’t understand fire away and I’m sure between Strath, Walrus, Nookie and I we can slowly ingratiate you into NFL world.

I get it pretty much now. It's not so bad once you're used to it, the tactics were confusing, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. Well pleased with my win though! Might start a season tomorrow! I would tonight, but the missus is over! :D

GL Latvian! When you tell the Mrs that tonight you want to work out which combination of buttons to press, she'll be happy. Until you show her your gamepad, that is.

May I respectfully suggest that you start off by resisting the urge to try everything in the playbook! Get to know a few plays (especially passing plays) backwards and use them when you really need them. If you over-use any play in a match, both humans and the CPU will react and call plays to stuff it. Also, the better CPU defenders will improve their "reading" of what you are doing if you continue to do the same thing over and over.

At a guess, there are probably about 25 plays that I'd choose from on offense and of those, perhaps 12 that I'd use as the backbone of my gameplan.

I somehow caught my mate out with the Flea Flicker play, I've heard that's one of the most difficult to use?! :confused: Sometimes I tend to throw the ball miles when I only want to throw to someone near me. Is that to do with the play, or how long I hold the buttons?

Originally posted by Latvian Eagle
I somehow caught my mate out with the Flea Flicker play, I've heard that's one of the most difficult to use?! :confused: Sometimes I tend to throw the ball miles when I only want to throw to someone near me. Is that to do with the play, or how long I hold the buttons?

You've done the famous "Oh F***, I've pressed the wrong button" play. Most common example? Your running back is standing 5 yards away from you, wide open, his gamepad button (say) is 5.

Instead, you lunge for button 3 and chuck it 40 yards downfield where your bloke is surrounded by 3 defenders, 1 of whom deflects the ball onto the 2nd bloke's shoulder pads and it then bounces nicely into the hands of defender number 3.

And you swear very loudly.

Madden rocks :D

As for the flea-flicker, if your mate was playing a run defense-type play the player marking the receiver could well have "bitten" on the handoff to the running back and then got burned as you lobbed the ball over his head :D If he'd been playing a zone pass defense, you would have had little joy.

Welcome to Madden tactics!

Do they still have the "Ask Madden" option in 07? If so I'd suggest that for Latvian Eagle, always a good way to learn things, if sometimes a touch simplistic.

Yeah they do Strath! I've used it a couple of times but he always suggests the same damn moves everytime! :D

Im going to but this, I havent updated since 04 I din thtink, is it any good on the PS2?

Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
Im going to but this, I havent updated since 04 I din thtink, is it any good on the PS2?

Best version out there. 360 version is absolute pony.

Walrus, after a nervous start this thread's turned out alright. :p :lux:

Aaaaarrrgh!

Beat the Bengals 51-7.....
Lost to Kansas City 24-23 :( :( :(

Lost Kamerion Wibley (Right LB) to injury on the first kick return, then lost Chaun Thompson (MLB) on the first defensive series. My rock-solid, league-leading defense suddenly had the run stopping power of a net curtain. Having to resort to ever-more desperate measures to try and slow down KC's running attack meant that their passing game worked better than I would have liked. I got burned by Dante Hall TWICE for 60+ yard scoring passes when I brought my safeties up to try and stop the run. He just outran my corner back and waltzed off into the distance.......

I threw 3 ints, one of which went right back for 6 points :( I racked up 400 passing yards on 27 out of 45 passes, but those picks were all inside the KC 30.

Bugger it. 11-1 now.

Yeah so i did mean buy this

anyone ever played the ESPN game?

Yep. NFL 2k5 was amazing, probably better than Madden; but it's over two years out of date now, unfortunately.

2-0 in season two thus far, with Vick already having racked up over 500 yards passing and 150 rushing. Had a storming end-to-end affair with the Jaguars tonight, taking a 26-21 lead with three minutes left only for Leftwich to drive them back at me for a TD with just over 1:30 to play. They missed the two point conversion, and a couple of screens to my full back (Griffith) put me on their thirty. Three rushing plays (to burn the clock) later Mason Crosby kicked the game-winning field goal with the final play of the game. 29-27, and another Madden classic!

Ordered Madden earlier on :)

Right, three games into my second season now, my Lions are now 2-1

beat the Chargers 20-10 - thanks to me forcing a fumble on a punt return and returning it for a TD, and intercepting the ball at the San Diego 15 on the next drive.

V unfair on the Chargers, who totally dominated most of the game on offense and had most of the time of posession, but they gave away big turnovers. My secondary took a hell of a beating first half, giving up over 150 yards in the air and a TD.

Then beat the Saints 30-13, was 20-0 at HT, but my QB Bulger went off injured just before half-time. Was totally dominant and hoping for my first ever shutout, but it wasn't to be, with my back-up QB Kitna misfiring a few times and their defense tightened up second half and they actually got it back to 20-13 at one point.

Dropped passes no longer my problem - my prob now is scoring in the redzone (20 yards from the goal line for those who don't know). I've stalled five times in the past two games now from less than 10 yards.

Won my 1st game at pro level last night with easy play option off - 31 to 17 - got a bit lucky as 2 of my TD's were interceptions - but they all count. Lost my first 4 games at pro with easy option off.
Couple more win in play now mode at this level and will be ready for a go at franchise mode I reckon.
The hot route option looks very useful as can tell WR were to run based on how defense line up, but how cna you manage to do more than 1 in time between linning up and play clock expiring?

Well, had a day off - chilled out indoors as it's rained all day and played a bit of Madden and watched a couple of films

Now my Lions are 5&3

Lost at home to the rams 24-17 after being 10-0 up at one point, then beat the Redskins 27-14

Thought my season was back on track - then promptly got destroyed 42-17 at the Raiders. I was 28-3 down at HT :eek:

Just beat the 5&1 Broncos 17-6 in a defensive battle, then absolutely destroyed the 1&6 Bears 56-21, with Bulger throwing for 308 yards and SEVEN touchdowns. Never got more than four before, let alone that many.

Still suffering the odd hiccup in the redzone, and my secondary is poor. Even the Bears threw for 322 yards. But I have the No1 Running defense, which is helping

That'll do for today :)

OK, here's the wrap-up for my Browns in season 1. (All-Pro, slider settings somewhere on page 1 or 2!)

Saints 70-20 (Played on Pro, 1st game on Madden 2007, feel free to discount the result!)
At Bengals 20-3
Ravens 37-14
At Raiders 33-7
At Panthers 34-8
Broncos 27-19
Jets 47-6
At Chargers 20-3
At Falcons 31-7
Steelers 33-7
Bengals 51-7
Chiefs 23-24 :(
At Steelers 26-6
Ravens 27-3
Bucs 40-24
At Texans 35-18

Gary Baxter at CB clocked an amazing 15 interceptions.
Orpheus Roye at LE clocked 20 sacks. (My gamepad player on D is usually somewhere on the line.)
Charlie Frye at QB (via my gamepad!) threw for 4568 yards, 37td, 23ints with a 62% completion. (5 ints in one game vs Baltimore!!)
My running attack was almost useless.
My D was rated first in everything.
Lots of Brown helmets in the pro bowl game :D

Got to get more conservative when leading games and stop throwing so many interceptions!

15-1 - playoffs to come I take it?

Divisonal playoff vs San Diego (11-5) to come.

Originally posted by nookiebear
Well, had a day off - chilled out indoors as it's rained all day and played a bit of Madden and watched a couple of films

......absolutely destroyed the 1&6 Bears 56-21, with Bulger throwing for 308 yards and SEVEN touchdowns. Never got more than four before, let alone that many.


That'll do for today :)

Sounds like an excellent day Nookie! Top bombing.

Blimey Walrus, that's some season. Wins at Steelers, Falcons, Panthers... nice!

I changed a few of the sliders at the outset of season two. Chiefly, I ramped the interceptions right down because I was getting three or four every game, which is patently unrealistic. 3-0 so far after a 38-24 win over the Seahawks though, so it hasn't had too detrimental an effect.

Unbeleievable. 17-10 up with 12 seconds remaining (set for 2nd ever win at pro level). About 25 meteres out from oppo line. 3rd down, sho could have killed clock. Went for field goal instead to seal the win. Inexplicably missed it. CPU gets ball with 8 seconds left. One play - 80 yards touchdown pass. Score field goal from 1st drive in overtime to win it!!!

I’m really enjoying playing it at the moment, and playing as a weaker side is keeping me interested as it’s a challenge. Even after making big signings in the off-season, I’m still not walking away with it. I got a bit bored playing as the Redskins, and winning the Superbowl in the first season – nothing to build on

I even saw the funny side of being whipped by the Raiders 42-17, the highlight (or low) being when at 35-10 down, I finally got some joy on offense, connecting with my top Wide Receiver on a 60 yard bomb, only for him to fumble it 5 yards from the Raiders endzone and turn it over :)

I lost my second ever game against Slovak Eagle! :(

Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
Ordered Madden earlier on :)

Its waiting at home for me :lux:

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
As promised, here are those sliders. Any feedback as to how they can be tweaked further is more than welcome.

GAME
Quarter Length: 12 mins
Skill Level: All-Pro
Accelerated Clock: On
(leave rest as default)

CUSTOM GAME
Auto-Sub Out: 85%
Auto-Sub In: 90%
QB Vision: Off
(leave rest as default)

PENALTY
False Start: 8/10
Holding: 8/10
Face Mask: 7/10
Off Pass Int: 10/10
Def Pass Int: 10/10
KR/PR Catch Int: 10/10
Clipping: 6/10
Intentional Grounding: 10/10
Roughing The Passer: 10/10
Roughing The Kicker: 10/10

A.I.
OFFENSE - HUMAN
QB Accuracy: 11/20
Pass Blocking: 10/10
WR Catching: 11/20
RB Ability: 10/20
Run Blocking: 10/20
(leave OFFENSE - CPU as default)

DEFENSE - HUMAN
Awareness: 15/20
Knockdowns: 13/20
(leave rest and DEFENSE - CPU as default)

SPECIAL TEAMS - HUMAN
FG Length: 10/20
FG Accuracy: 10/20
Punt Length: 16/20
Punt Accuracy: 15/20
Kickoff Length: 9/20

SPECIAL TEAMS - CPU
FG Length: 9/20
FG Accuracy: 11/20
Punt Length: 9/20
Punt Accuracy: 18/20
Kickoff Length: 8/20

Im going to use these sliders and see how i do. Havent played a Madden game for ages.

To play a season do you have to do My Franchise? :confused: It's not like FIFA *spit* where you can just select League, Cup etc!

Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
Im going to use these sliders and see how i do. Havent played a Madden game for ages.

You might try bringing the huan def. awareness back towards 50% once you get back into the swing of it. 75% (15/20) awareness tpo 50% is a huge advantage.

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
Blimey Walrus, that's some season. Wins at Steelers, Falcons, Panthers... nice!

I changed a few of the sliders at the outset of season two. Chiefly, I ramped the interceptions right down because I was getting three or four every game, which is patently unrealistic. 3-0 so far after a 38-24 win over the Seahawks though, so it hasn't had too detrimental an effect.

Good point about the Ints, did you do it for both human and CPU?

Most of my wins came about through committing full-on to pass defense in (what I thought were) the right situations. Yes, I did give up more than a few rushing yards to draws up the middle and outside counters where I had an extra DB instead of a LB, but my passing defense was some 600 yards better than the next best over the season. Lots of picks, lots of sacks.

It generated a vicious circle effect in-game as I would (hopefully) be short-passing my way downfield for regular points. Halftime usually had me ahead by 7-14 points which meant I could afford to play more pass defense. I do have a small number of choice run-stuffing plays, but they only get used when I'm certain of a run. I won't tell you how I shut down Ladanian Tomlinson though as you like to run a fair bit yourself.....;)

Speaking of Tomlinson, I beat SD 17-6 in the divisional playoff :) Colts next for the AFC championship, the best 2 starting QB's stats-wise in the league in Frye and Peyton Manning. Let's see how good this pass D strategy is!

Originally posted by Gazza2
Unbeleievable. 17-10 up with 12 seconds remaining (set for 2nd ever win at pro level). About 25 meteres out from oppo line. 3rd down, sho could have killed clock. Went for field goal instead to seal the win. Inexplicably missed it. CPU gets ball with 8 seconds left. One play - 80 yards touchdown pass. Score field goal from 1st drive in overtime to win it!!!

Ouch!

Bet you call a running play next time :p

Originally posted by Walrus
Good point about the Ints, did you do it for both human and CPU?

Yeah, though the human number is slightly lower than the CPU one as I tended to have far more picks than the AI.

5-0 for the season now after a tight 23-17 win over the Saints.

Had a go last night quickly, found it harder than I remember!

My Lions are now 6-4, top of their division

Beat Green Bay 20-3. Was 17-0 up at HT and expecting to destroy them, but they tightened up defensively second-half

Just lost in NY to the Giants 14-10. Bulger threw 3 interceptions, the third with 15 seconds left in the 4th Quarter - in the NY endzone :( . It was tipped, but no excuses - my problems in the redzone remain. Shame really, as my no-huddle offense with less than two mins to go had marched all the way from my own 15 yard line.

Next up - divisional rivals the Vikings, who are 5-5 and second, then a trip to the 9-1 Eagles :eek:

My Falcons keep on rolling - 7-0 now after a 15-0 win over the Panthers (all field goals, and my first Madden shutout for as long as I can remember!) and a 41-7 drubbing of the Saints. Vick tops the NFL with a QB rating of 116.8 having thrown 103 of 163 for 1,630 yards and 15 TD. He also has 569 yards on the ground. Dunn is sixth overall is rushing, and my side makes up most of the Pro Bowl voting at this point. Panthers again next; difficult side to score against, so I fear this might be the end of the unbeaten streak. Fortunately, Delhomme is crocked.

Originally posted by nookiebear
My Lions are now 6-4, top of their division

Beat Green Bay 20-3. Was 17-0 up at HT and expecting to destroy them, but they tightened up defensively second-half

Just lost in NY to the Giants 14-10. Bulger threw 3 interceptions, the third with 15 seconds left in the 4th Quarter - in the NY endzone :( . It was tipped, but no excuses - my problems in the redzone remain. Shame really, as my no-huddle offense with less than two mins to go had marched all the way from my own 15 yard line.

Next up - divisional rivals the Vikings, who are 5-5 and second, then a trip to the 9-1 Eagles :eek:

Nookie, try either passing out of the goal line formation or going with 5 WRs and make a quick read on quick slants if you want to pass your way in. There's an absolute dream of a goal line play in the Browns playbook, although it helps to have a fast FB. (12 TD passes to my FB last season, all from inside the 5.)

Beat Indy 27-10 in the champ game and played out a competitive win against Atlanta 24-10 in the Superbowl :D

Teams traded their 1st round picks to me for 2 later picks, so I ended up with 3 1st round (expensive) picks.....got no rom left on the wagebill but picked up an 81 DT to work towards replacing the retired Joe Washington, a mobile Guard and a monster 264lb MLB who has an overall of 87 (!) after preseason. My star Centre is fit again, I traded for a run-blocking TE to fill the 2nd TE slot and got a good RT with 65 agility and acceleration, although he lacks a bit of raw blocking power.

Beat Seattle 35-5 and Arizona 42-7 in the new season so far with - wait for it - a two-pronged running attack in full working order. It's 260 passing / 130 running yards a game and I'm thinking of giving some love to the CPU offense running sliders to make things more competitive.

Originally posted by Walrus
Nookie, try either passing out of the goal line formation or going with 5 WRs and make a quick read on quick slants if you want to pass your way in. There's an absolute dream of a goal line play in the Browns playbook, although it helps to have a fast FB. (12 TD passes to my FB last season, all from inside the 5.)


I'm 9&4 now, the redzone hiccups are slowly going away. Finding a Jumbo Backfield is helping, as is calling audibles at the line of scrimmage - changing the running play at the last minute to confuse the defense.

Beat the 10&1 Eagles with ease, which I found surprising, so I've tweaked the AI up for the computer a bit, as I've coasted the last three matches.

I think it's because my secondary is really clicking now - I'm picking off a fair few passes. I have the No1 defense against the run, and No11 against the pass

Offense, I've got the No4 Passing, and 19th Rushing. My QB Bulger is the No1 rated in the NFL with a passer rating of 120.1 :eek:

Interesting thing about how I play is my receivers' stats - I use my Tight Ends and running backs a hell of a lot to catch passes. As a result, I've not got one wide-receiver with 1,000 yards passing with only three games left of the season. my nearest is a fella called Williams, who has 860-odd. One of my Tight Ends has 400+ yards, another 300+

Often in a game, the Madden challenge gives me points for passing to SEVEN different receivers. :)

WTF is the Madden Challenge?!?!

Nice QB rating mate :p I'll put up my (Charlie Frye's) numbers when I get to the halfway point, as I've only done 3 games so far. With you and Ben going so well, I've got something to aim at :D

As for receiver spread, you're spot on! This season, Kellen Winslow (TE) and the rather useful Braylon Edwards (WR) are going catch-for-catch. The difference is Edwards averages 24.2 yards per reception ATM ;)

So. Who's going up to All-Madden? Or shall we start upping the CPU defensive awareness or (shudder) the CPU pass and run blocking? This thought comes after a 48-3 humiliation of Buffalo.....I won't embarass them by posting my offensive numbers. 8 sacks and countless hurry-ups from my defense were nice though, I acquired Chris Grant (92 overall LE) in free agency during the off season and he's a bit nasty. It's become good fun experimenting with the different blitz plays - it's true that that the CPU will improve it's performance against the same D play, so why give it a break?

Originally posted by nookiebear


I've tweaked the AI up for the computer a bit, as I've coasted the last three matches.



Keep us posted on what works for you NB.

10-0 now, though tonight's game against the 49ers provided a scare when, at 14-0 up in the first quarter, Vick was put out for the game with a concussion. Schaub came in but it was back to the bad old days of early last season where I just couldn't adjust to playing a pocket passing game. I ended up subbing Shockley in just for the scrambling option, and while he did okay I failed to create any redzone offence. Three field goals gave me a 23-13 win, with only 3 points apiece in the second half.

I've no doubt this great run is going to translate into Play-off misery, but I'm already coming up with ways to keep things interesting next season. The first is to plan a move to a new city in the summer (which would go through in time for 2009); be a good challenge to see whether I can pick up points and support elsewhere. I've also decided to take control of a second team next season - whoever has the worst record in the AFC. (At the moment it's the Titans with 0-9-1!) If they come up against the Falcons anywhere on the fixture list I'll control each side for a half each. I may even initiate a couple of (realistic!) trades between the two before the draft to freshen up squads.

Real men stay in the pocket, young Ben - what's all this running around rubbish? :)

Had a little go last night - am 10&4 now, after beating the Vikings 20-17 in Minnesota

My AI tweaks for the computer offense, ironically, didn't make much difference, mainly because the Vikings' defense beat seven shades out of me. They blitzed almost every down, even nailing me for a safety.

It was 10-9 to me at half-time, and I was only 13-9 up with three mins left and they were driving around midfield. Fortunately, I picked off their QB, and then my HB Jones ran in from 40 yards to make it 20-9. There was still time for the Vikings to get another TD as time expired, though.

It was pretty close - my redzone problems returned. Bulger picked off once in the endzone, and the following drive, had to settle for a field goal after stalling at the five yard line.

Defensively, I gamble so much - which results in me either intercepting a pass, or giving up 50+ yards and a TD.

Right played my 1st full game last night as The Seahawks, played The Raiders :D, just about got the win, 17-14. Its taking alot of getting used to, im gettin slow in my old age.

Phew! Just about 4-0 now after squeaking past a supercharged Bengals team 24-23.

I'm amazed how many times Carson Palmer managed to throw the ball away for an incompletion when, with my defender a heartbeat away from sacking him, his throwing arm hadn't begun to move....grrrrrrr!

Also, the Bengals gameplan had changed totally on offense from last season to this: lots and lots of quick-read hooks and ins to both WRs which neither of my 92-rated, high awareness corners could do anything about all game. I also had 3 or 4 dropped passes which would have converted 3rd downs too.....mutter.

Worst of all, Kellen Winslow is out for the season! I'm going to play my most mobile Tackle as a 2nd TE, as I don't want my good FB to do it and not be in the backfield. 2 or 3 of my go-to pass plays are now out of the window, but I gain on any outside runs from 2 TE formations.

As for mobile QB's, I agree with Nookie! Saying that though, when Charlie Frye gets benched to give his backup some playing time I have to change my plans accordingly. He's quick enough to make some of the designed QB rollout pass plays work nicely.

Thing is, half the Falcons' playbook is made up of rollout plays as that's what Vick usually uses IRL. Bringing Schaub in means adjusting to a load of plays I rarely use. (Not an excuse, just an explanation...)

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
Thing is, half the Falcons' playbook is made up of rollout plays as that's what Vick usually uses IRL. Bringing Schaub in means adjusting to a load of plays I rarely use. (Not an excuse, just an explanation...)

Hey Ben, no need to defend your style on here :D

Rollouts and scrambling are very different things in my book. Doesn't Vick's relative lack of accuracy play you up when throwing on the run? (Or have you improved his stats through successful play?)

I've found that I get drift (in the direction I'm running) which can lead to quite a few incompletions and much cursing as the target is usually open! And of course if I stop running to set up and throw a "proper" pass, I get smashed by the defensive lineman chasing me :hmph:

Originally posted by Walrus
Rollouts and scrambling are very different things in my book. Doesn't Vick's relative lack of accuracy play you up when throwing on the run? (Or have you improved his stats through successful play?)

The latter. I can't remember his stats offhand, but his overall is around 94 now and his THA about 92. I usually roll out and then decide whether to scramble or throw, depending on who is open.

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
The latter. I can't remember his stats offhand, but his overall is around 94 now and his THA about 92. I usually roll out and then decide whether to scramble or throw, depending on who is open.

Hmm. Glad I've got a double QB spy play from the 3-4!

The Mrs may well be going away somewhen in November for a family visit......I'm sure I could wangle a day / half day off from work that week.

On 2nd thoughts, Vick has 93 speed doesn't he? Maybe I'll just stay at home and beat up the CPU ;)

i think it'd be a good idea to play you two sometime

Only time I've played Ben I beat him :)

Right then, regular season finished

12&4, same as my first season. Finished on two resounding wins: 42-7 against the 2&12 Bears, then 38-7 at 7&8 Green Bay.

I've tweaked the computer AI down a bit on interceptions. Chicago had their No1 and 2 QBs out injured, and their rookie third choice threw SIX interceptions

Against Green Bay, I picked off another three - it's getting a bit too easy. Was well and truly on fire when playing last night

Still, though, hiccuping in the redzone - threw yet another interception in the endzone :( and stalled couple of other times around the five as well.

Finished with the No5 Offense, No17 Running Game.

Defense, No1 against the rush, No3 against the pass. Totally dominant

Bulger finished with a passer rating of 119.7ish. Passed for more than 3300 yards, and that's on 6 min quarters with accelarated clock. My running back Jones clocked up about 1350 yards, but only rushed for SIX touchdowns, which is prob down to my offense being very pass-heavy.

Next up is a wild-card game at home to the Rams, who finished 9-7 and don't seem much cop. Bit annoyed I've got a wild-card game after finishing 12&4 but the Seahawks and Eagles finished 13&3 and 14&2 :eek:

Originally posted by nookiebear
I've tweaked the computer AI down a bit on interceptions. Chicago had their No1 and 2 QBs out injured, and their rookie third choice threw SIX interceptions

Against Green Bay, I picked off another three - it's getting a bit too easy. Was well and truly on fire when playing last night


If you're getting too many interceptions you need to drop the human AI for this field, fella. :)

What, the defense AI? Did that

Sorry, I thought you meant you'd taken the Computer AI down, rather than the Human one.

no, sorry, my mistake - i went into human ai, defense, and tweaked down 'Interceptions' even more.

F**k me Nookie, all those yards on 6 minute quarters? On All-Pro difficulty?!?! I'm a lamer in comparison.

I thought I was the Uber-Passer with 4500 yards on 13 minute quarters for the season!

Great work indeed. Was that 6 straight wins to end the season for you? Good luck in the playoffs.

I think I have set some sort of record though - I got dropped for 2 safeties in my 30-11 win over Pittsburgh last night :bash:

I have a feeling my human AI for QBs and WRs is a bit higher than Ben's suggestions, but I still only make about 55% of my passes over a season

Then again, the computer AI for offense I have set well high so maybe it's because I am da bomb on defense :)

Also, my rushing offense was only rated No17 - I don't run it that much :)

Just beat the Rams 38-16 in the wild card game. It was six wins, Walrus, now seven in a row. Gonna tweak the interception AI again. Picked off another three passes and forced a fumble, which I recovered.

I average about 220 passing yards a game I think

Bulger QB rating was actually 114, not 119, but still pretty good.

Only downer was losing my first-choice RB Kevin Jones for the season in the 4th quarter :(

Next up, I'm going back to the Eagles for the next round.

Further evidence of CPU abuse of the system:

44-0 ahead of San Diego with 6 minutes to go. They run a kickoff all the way back - the first one on any all-pro game I've played. After I punt next time around, I nail Tomlinson with a double-team tackle for about a 2 yard gain....expect he stays standing, bounces off the strong safety for good measure and then runs away from the pursuit for an 80 yard run TD.

At least it was good enough to throw a pick in the last 2 minutes which I ran back for 96 yards :D

Charlie Frye led the rushing with 118 (!) yards on 11 runs.

Right then, my season has come to an end on the road in the Divisional Championship Game - I lost 34-31 in Seattle as time expired on a field goal

I'd beaten the Eagles in the earlier round.

As for the AI, I was 17-0 up at HT at Philly, so tweaked down the interception AI even more and upped the CPU AI for passing, etc, all the way to the top.

It basically meant the CPU was finally getting decent passing stats, instead of omly completeing 25% of passes, but it got rid of low-scoring games.

Now gonna have a go on the 360 version (sorry Ben).

Playing a game as the Raiders against the Redskins on Pro level to start me off - it doesn't seem all that bad, Ben

Sorry Ben, you're right

What a bag of shite :eek:

The players look great but move so slowly

Camera angle so unhelpful

It won't let me choose hot routes for some reason I can't work out

I tried it with sliders from someone on Madden mania and couldn't complete a pass or even run

What a shame. really can't be arsed to waste time on it

Well, so much for my unbeaten season. At 12-0 we welcomed Chicago to the Georgia Dome yesterday - and they put in a sensational performance to end my long winning streak. Norwood and Dunn were both ineffective on the ground and Vick had to come off early with an injury, meaning I couldn't overturn a 7-10 halftime deficit. On the two occasions I did make it into the redzone I turned the ball over - first with a Griffith fumble, then a Schaub interception. What's more, they called a fake QB kneel in the last 30 seconds for a second TD, wrapping up a 17-7 win for the away side.

Back on track now with a win (also 17-7) in Philly, but Crumpler's just been crocked for two weeks so I'm thinking of resting all my big guns from now until the Play-offs.

You should rest them - I didn't in my last regular season game and lost my RB Kevin Jones for all the play-offs. Main reason I lost to Seattle I think as because, although I passed for 350yrds, I only ran for 17.

Well disappointed in that 360 version fella. But really like Pro Evo on it, despite its faults, and Dead Rising is great fun

Originally posted by Benzhiyi
Well, so much for my unbeaten season. At 12-0 we welcomed Chicago to the Georgia Dome yesterday - and they put in a sensational performance to end my long winning streak. Norwood and Dunn were both ineffective on the ground and Vick had to come off early with an injury, meaning I couldn't overturn a 7-10 halftime deficit. On the two occasions I did make it into the redzone I turned the ball over - first with a Griffith fumble, then a Schaub interception. What's more, they called a fake QB kneel in the last 30 seconds for a second TD, wrapping up a 17-7 win for the away side.

Back on track now with a win (also 17-7) in Philly, but Crumpler's just been crocked for two weeks so I'm thinking of resting all my big guns from now until the Play-offs.

Ow ow ow! Fake QB kneel for a TD! Now that's taking the pish, but you have to have a grudging admiration for the play-calling AI....well maybe not :D

Not getting huge amounts of madden time ATM, but we've moved to 6-0 after squashing New England 47-14 thanks to Brady being out injured and 335 passing yards on 17 out of 23 passes with no picks from Frye. Even though I was stuffed for about 2 .3 yards per run all game, still using the run had advantages in other areas.

No prettier sight for me than seeing the corner bite on a run fake when your top WR is going deep on a streak and hitting him bang in stride for 40+ yards.

The AI called a fake QB kneel??? WTF?

has anyone blocked a field goal or a punt yet? Not had one in any version of the game I've played. After watching the Skins do it on Sunday, I want some of the action :)

Never blocked anything. But then again I am only in my 1st ever Franchise season. Playing as the Bears on Pro level setting. Won 3 lost 1 so far. Got a wicked go to receiver who seems to catch everything and sprint away from defence after getting the ball. Running the ball is proving more difficult.
Find playing with 4 wide receivers near oppo posts makes it easy to scramble over for TD with the QB.
What do most people do when defending? Just pick one player to control all way thru a play? If so, do u always pick a lineman and try and sack QB or do you control somebody in backfield and try to intercept / bat down passes? Still very much a learner so any davice appreciated.

Originally posted by nookiebear
The AI called a fake QB kneel??? WTF?

Yeah, but only as an audible when I called a Field Goal block. (I'd just pressed any play knowing I had no time outs and thus the game was over.)

I've never blocked anything either, or even been close.

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