NCAA Football 12: First Day Patch Details

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

EA Sports has released details on the launch day patch for NCAA Football 12. While day-one patches are generally utilized to clean up issues and meet compliance standards, this patch is delivering several notable improvements and fixes and even includes a new addition – the ability to edit rosters from within Dynasty mode.

Also announced is that the pay-for-feature that would allow progressing Online Dynasty from week to week from the website is being delayed. That will now be made available sometime in August. The other central feature involved as DLC, super-sim ability for Online Dynasty games from the website, will be ready to go on Tuesday.

Continue on to check out the entire list of changes being implemented with the patch (which is already out!) and leave any thoughts in the comments! 

•Fixed an exploit involving manual direction changes for receivers that was allowing for “jetpack catches” on streak routes.

•Fixed an exploit where defenders were not switching assignments properly when an outside receiver was put in motion.

•Removed an exploit that allowed for pitching on QB sneaks.

•Fixed an exploit that involved hot routing a PA pass while under center and running with the QB.

•Fixed an exploit in the 4-2-5 where the ROLB was not being blocked in certain offensive formations.

•Fixed an exploit with the QB Contain assignment.

•Fixed an exploit with the Fake Punt Pass which was caused by linemen getting cut blocked too frequently.

•Fixed an online grieve that could be performed on Xbox 360 by repeatedly pulling and inserting a Memory Unit during a play.

•Fixed an issue with the velocity of receivers when attempting to catch a pass that prevented catch animations from playing in certain situations (i.e. the ball bouncing off of a receiver without them making an attempt to catch it).

•Fixed an issue with blocking assignments where offensive linemen were not correctly picking up defenders that went from man coverage assignments to chasing down the ball carrier on running plays.

•Fixed an issue with offensive players who were out of position to make a block too often due to their assignments getting crossed with another player when determining who to block mid-play.

•Fixed an issue where defensive coverage assignments were not updated correctly when the offense called an audible.

•Fixed and issue that was causing defenders to play the curl route too effectively.

•Fixed an issue where the play was not always whistled dead when the kicking team touched the ball.

•Tuned and fixed issues with AI ball carriers running decisions and use of special moves (jukes, spins, etc.)

•Fixed an issue where fumbles were being called too often on a late throw away during a sack.

•Fixed an issue where a safety playing deep zone did not cover properly against a Trips set.

•Fixed an issue in 2 Man Under where the Free Safety did not cover the deep post route properly.

•Fixed an issue with Cover 1 in the 4-2-5 where the safety was attempting to cover a WR on the other side of the field.

•Fixed an issue during post and pre-play where player’s heads would snap to change what they were looking at, which looked very awkward.

•Fixed an issue to prevent linebackers from man aligning when in Cover 3 Zone.

•The PAC-12 Championship game logo has been added and appears both in the UI as well as on player’s uniforms during the game.

•Fixed an issue on the Job Openings screen of the Coaching Carousel that always defaulted you back to the top of the list.

•Fixed an issue in Online Dynasty where multiple Dynasty members using the same playbook caused a bug preventing both users from being able to edit their playbooks.

•Fixed a timing related crash bug that occasionally occurred when backing out of a Dynasty from within the coach editor.

•Fixed an issue with Custom Conference scheduling with moving a school from one division to another in a 13 or 15 team conference that resulted in some schools only having two conference games in a season.

•Fixed a rare issue where as a coordinator you were not on the field for plays when you should be.

•Fixed an issue with record breaker banners in Online Dynasty that caused the banner to appear too often.

•Fixed an issue where custom playbooks were not displayed properly for coaches when at the Coaching Carousel screen.

•Fixed and issue where edits to a coach where not being saved properly if you went directly into an online game after making the coach edits.

•Fixed a very rare crash that occurred when entering online games on PS3.

•Fixed various disconnect and dysnc issues.

Road to Glory
•Fixed an issue that prevented you from using team colored gloves once you got to college.

•Fixed an issue where stat banners in-game showed only solo tackles instead of total tackles for a player.

•Included the ability to change the CPU controlled team’s playbook at team select.

•Fixed an issue in Custom Playbooks where removing too many formations resulted in an empty playbook.

•Fixed an issue with the look of the sparkle on helmets in night games.

•Fixed an issue where extremely long highlights would start to get choppy after the first five seconds of playback.

Week Advance Anywhere Update
One of the new features we have added for Online Dynasty is “Week Advance Anywhere”, a premium DLC feature that allows commissioners the ability to advance the week of their Online Dynasties from the website. To ensure that we are delivering a feature that is of the highest possible quality, we have made the decision to delay the launch of Week Advance Anywhere until August. Our other premium DLC feature in Online Dynasty is “SuperSim on the Web” which will be available at launch for a new onetime fee of $1.99. If you decide to purchase the Commissioner Bundle DLC for $6.99 before Week Advance Anywhere goes live, you will receive the ability host up to five Online Dynasties as well as access to SuperSim on the Web. Once Week Advance Anywhere becomes available it will be automatically unlocked and available to be used.

If you purchase the Commissioner Bundle after Week Advance Anywhere goes live you will get the ability to host up to five Online Dynasties, SuperSim on the Web, and Week Advance Anywhere for $6.99. After Week Advance Anywhere goes live, you will still be able to purchase SuperSim on the Web for $1.99 or you can purchase Week Advance Anywhere for $2.99 which will also include access to the SuperSim on the Web feature.

  • fat guy

    thats it, not going to make be buy it, I feel used

    • IronMike

      Yea what about defenders jumping and blocking passes on screen plays? I can’t complete a damn screen pass!

      • My friend has the OPPOSITE problem.  At least they aren’t a guarnteed 10 yard+ loss now.

  • no teambuilder update? i know thats an online feature but to me it’s important

    • wrivers

      agree,  id love to see T Pryor tossed from the game and as well as Russel Wilson moved to wisconsin

      • Not going to happen remember they are not real players.

        • wrivers

          so not even with a patch update?  id hate to see cheezy users using pryor wit OH ST n jus runnin around with him

          • Yeah it will suck but thats what will probably happen. Online it will be a problem, but offline his stats can just be lowered.

      • OOOrgy

        The rosters they’re making over at operation sports are taking out Pryor.  Those rosters can be used for offline and online dynasty but not regular online games. 

      • Anonymous

        they left jeremiah masoli on oregon last year instead of moving him. we r lucky they make the rosters that they do. they do any updates and we could expect the rosters to go to completely default players

      • Anonymous

        they left jeremiah masoli on oregon last year instead of moving him. we r lucky they make the rosters that they do. they do any updates and we could expect the rosters to go to completely default players

  • no teambuilder update? i know thats an online feature but to me it’s important

  • no teambuilder update? i know thats an online feature but to me it’s important

  • wrivers

    so pasta is all of that already fixed or is that what we are hoping to be fixed once a patch is released? and another thing, will there be any night games in online ranked matches or is it still the same old sunny sky in the daytime?

    • This patch isn’t out yet. Presumably it will be on or before Tuesday.

      • Qbear_q

        So how long before you guys have the real names?

  • I didn’t encounter a whole lot of those problems in gameplay. They rarely called a fumble when the qb was hit an threw ball to ground.

    • Avs169

      You’re absolutely right.As a matter of fact,it’s the opposite they should be fixing. They called way to many incomplete passes when they should have really been fumbles. Hopefully EA just messed up the wording because it makes no sense/

  • here’s a copy of ncaa football 12 with demarco murray on the cover.

    • L-Boogz

      fat stubby hand havin ass boy!

      • wrivers

        its clean only cuz ima sooner fan

    • with a MLB The Show sticker

      • never said it was “the” game….

        • Justin

          Actually, you did say it was the game.  You said it’s a copy of the game with DeMarco Murray on the cover.  Not a copy of the DeMarco Murray cover.  Weak sauce.

    • Angel

      is that a real cover or did you make that 

      • ea has released covers of murray,locker and the auburn guy

  • Dymez

    GODDAMN!!!  That’s ALOT of fixes for a game that hasn’t even released yet.  Better now than Tuesday though.

    • OOOrgy

      There are gonna be a lot more.  I love reading the posts on day 1 with people sayin their qb runs uncontrollably back toward their endzone on playaction or they kick miss a FG but they count it and the other team still has to kick the ball off to them.  And then we have to hear “why would they ship out a game that’s broken….” It’s just the beginning

  • Guest

    “Fixed and issue that was causing defenders to play the curl route too effectively.” – Damn the CB’s with ESP, that knew the WR’s routes before they even run them are gone!  I’m not buying the game now.  I’m just gonna play BackBreaker 2, now that’s a football game.

    • Deamon506

      Because theyre fixing problems? Your logic, sir, is flawed!

    • Vikingsfan2218

      Why would you decide against buying a game because of a problem that they are fixing. What a dumb move. And backbreaker 2 is even less of a football game than the first one. 

  • Pachin-01

    could you post some pictures or a video with CU’s different uniforms

  • HaloUnion

    YES I CAN EDIT ROSTERS IN DYNASTY!!! Some of you will call me crazy, but this is probably my favorite feature in NCAA and Madden this year.  This will allow me to go so much deeper into the game.  

    • Deamon506

      Madden didn’t add anything to OF

      • coolcam

        he’s talking offline. madden and ncaa did a lot to offline franchise this year, especially madden

    • Deamon506

      Madden didn’t add anything to OF

    • Deamon506

      Madden didn’t add anything to OF

  • Skihawks

    Excellent. Hoping they tune the simultaneous pancakes.

    Saw the pic Pasta posted with Colorado. The color of the helmets at night looks awesome.

  • HughJardon

    Anybody else gonna play this game while naked and dreaming of Olivia Munn?

  • Nabedo3

    pasta are you going to edit players from team to team (i.e wilson, pryor, ealey) and add transfers (i.e jarvis jones, john jenkins)?

  • Koachvonner

    Damn Pasta they didn’t do anything about the Kickoff Coverage?
    What about the cut scene where right before a game winning FG the show the kicker warming up but it’s a LB or RB, not the actual kicker.

    Yea, not removing Pryor of transferring Russell Wilson is gonna suck, but I understand why EA didn’t with the lawsuit and all. Just have to download rosters that have them removed.

    • I believe that cut scene has been fixed in the final version…was just a demo thing. I haven’t seen it yet but had read that was the case from someone else with the game.

  • Tasstharippa

    Couldn’t you always edit Rosters in Dynasty Mode? Correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Not once the dynasty had started (particularly the ability to edit ratings)

  • Dolphan0719

    Love the pic. Go Hoosiers!!

  • Manny

    how come when i do dynasty it allows me to choose a head coaching job instead of starting me off as a coordinator?

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  • wells

    online dynasty with imported teams, when u send a invitation to a user, when they try to join the online dynasty the screen freezes while loading

  • Jz

    Allt hese fixes listed but if you play the game without the patch its way better. Like always EA breaks more than they fix with patches.

  • Slasherbuddy

    They need to fix is issue I was in my online dynasty and my QB got hurt and was out 8 weeks well somehow he was back the very next week

  • Slasherbuddy

    How about fixing the glitch in online dynasty mode when a player gets hurt no matter how long he’s out he’s back playing the very next week

  • Clownazonah8r

    EA’s patches are awesome!!!!   Fix one problem, a brand new one that did not exist before the “patch” pops up!!!!   Way to go ….  Part of the fun is figuring out the new bugs after the new patches fixes– allegedly– the old problems..  Sort of like a free version of “where’s Waldo– as an extra bonus.  Thanks EA!!!!!!!

  • Jobin

    Fix RTG. I want to enter the draft after 3 years.  Don’t make me play 4 years. I have nothing left to play for in college at that point.

  • Qlance0606

    When is Pancakes for O-Line getting fixed. I like to get my own pancake and win a award for o-line. Otherwise i like this way better than 2011

  • Wsuflee

    Dear EA,
    You do know a cut block is an illegal block, any block below the knees, yet the computer defaults to this constantly. Second the wire cam on defense sucks, maybe that should have been your graphic upgrade rather than that worthless shading that no one cares about. Third, umpires do not set themselves 4 yards off the line of scrimmage they would be murdered every game and they would parapalegics, fix it. Fourth, whats with the replays sometimes looking like Im watching the movie jumper where the player constatntly dissapears and reaapears 5 yards ahead. Fifth, your coders are lazy, when will you finally fix the glitch where the football moves through bodys, I know you have wire framing technolog available and its contstantly upgraded look into it.

  • Wsuflee

    where is the review of plays, you have it last 2 years and I guarantee madden will have it, figure it out