Upcoming NCAA Football 12 Patch Details

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Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:45 pm

It took three weeks but EA Sports has finally responded to the issues in NCAA Football 12 by releasing details on the upcoming patch. Expected to be out by the end of August the patch will address the severe problems that have been documented such as the broken custom playbooks, player tendencies flipping in edited rosters, injuries not carrying over week-to-week in Online Dynasty, random freezes, and more.

Overall the update’s intention seems to be to fix all the problems rather than providing improvements to gameplay – though the advertised “tuner sets” could still accomplish that if they decide to release any. Continue on to check out all the details of the patch.

•Custom Playbooks
With this Title Update the missing play issue that led to a number of problems when using Custom Playbooks has been fixed. Not only is the issue fixed, but you will not need to recreate your playbooks! Any existing playbook will have the fix applied, and you will be able to continue using that playbook without issue.

•Tendencies
As with the Custom Playbooks resolution, the fix to the issue of edited player tendencies changing will not negate any previously edited roster file. The fix will be applied to both those existing files, as well as any new roster file that is created.

If you are in a Dynasty or Online Dynasty you will not need to restart as long as your Dynasty is still in year one and you have not advanced past “Training Results” in the off-season. If you are before this point, the update will be applied to your existing Dynasty/Online Dynasty and the tendencies will be correct for all players going forward. If you are in year two and beyond, the tendency issue impact will be less and less as the players graduate/are cut from the rosters.

In addition to the tendencies issue, we have also included both the ability to edit height and weight for players, as well as the option to edit the rosters of CPU controlled teams. In an Online Dynasty the commissioner will have the ability to edit the rosters for other human controlled teams. These were both big requests from you in the community.

Finally, a bug was fixed with the profanity filter that was preventing many common names from being entered. Now, any name can be entered, for offline use. A profanity filter is applied to Online Dynasty when the Dynasty is created. If you prefer to opt out of this filter, you can set the Dynasty to Private and the profanity check will not run.

•Freezes/Crashes
A major focus for this Title Update was to address any freezes/crashes that were found. There were a number of these issues fixed in this Title Update including a crash that occurred when there were multiple TeamBuilder teams in an Online Dynasty, as well as a crash that occurred during the downloading of an Online Dynasty file.

•Gameplay
Increased the acceleration of QB’s on Speed Option plays.
Improved WR blocking, especially on option plays
Fixed an issue where defenders assigned to play the curl to flat/buzz zone did not engage immediately when the QB scrambles past the LOS.
Fixed an issue where safeties with inside deep ¼ zone would drop back instead of read-and-react on run plays.
Fixed an issue in Nickel Cover 3 where the flat zone defender didn’t move as the QB was running at them.
Fixed an issue with Double Outs from 4-2-5 Normal where the RLB wasn’t blocked properly vs. certain formations.

•Highlights
Fixed an issue that caused a blank photo to be uploaded leading to issues with other highlights being uploaded.

•Dynasty
Fixed an issue in Online Dynasty where injured players did not remain injured when the week advanced.
Fixed an issue where a player’s injury time was only reduced by one week when going from Conference Championship week to Bowl Season. Players will now be back for their Bowl game if they should be off of the IR when their bowl game is played.
Fixed an issue where coaches that changed jobs could get stuck in a state where they were still listed as coaching at their old school on the Players Leaving screen, leading to a Transfer Failed issue.
Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented Dynasties from advancing to the post season.
Fixed an issue with the schedule that prevented entering the Virginia Tech vs. Boston College game (fixed for both Dynasty and RTG).
Fixed an issue where recruiting related trophies/achievements were not unlocked properly if you signed an extension in that season.
Fixed an issue with Program Stability where the grade would drop from A+ to D+ in one season.
Fixed an issue with the Unlock All Promises PDLC not unlocking properly on the Dynasty website.
When viewing an Online Dynasty invite, added information to show what type of job can be selected by default.
Fixed an issue when in the off-season where player stats did not match up between the web and console.

•Road to Glory
Fixed an issue where CB’s could not audible after earning the ability to do so through Coach Trust.
Fixed an issue where HB’s could not flip the play after earning the ability to do so through Coach Trust.

•Online
Fixed an issue where player’s online stats were not displaying promptly on the Online Leaderboards.

•Week Advance Anywhere
As a token of our appreciation, we’re happy to announce that as of today “Week Advance Anywhere” on the web is now available for use, and that this feature will be FREE for everyone to use.

  • Gkredd2

    why the end of august when madden comes out SMH, this game might go back to the store as a trade in

    • Pain And Rage

      Super. $60 for a BETA game that has more flaws than the previous version had.

      Why sit on the patch? This game is more and more like a Windows OS. We should wait until at least the second patch is released to purchase.

    • Pain And Rage

      Super. $60 for a BETA game that has more flaws than the previous version had.

      Why sit on the patch? This game is more and more like a Windows OS. We should wait until at least the second patch is released to purchase.

  • matt

    “Fixed an issue with the schedule that prevented entering the Virginia Tech vs. Boston College game (fixed for both Dynasty and RTG).”

    This costed me my dream season after getting my first head coaching gig at BC.

    • Yaky Ibia

      Yeah I deleted my RTG RB on VT because of this glitch

  • Yoohoo

    I was on the brink of selling this game.

  • Anonymous

    OH and…… “As a token of our appreciation, we’re happy to announce that as of today “Week Advance Anywhere” on the web is now available for use”   

    Thanks so much EA. You’ve really made things better.  Wait. Huh?  Where’s the Advance from Web button?  Ashamed you should be.  

  • Anonymous

    Doh! double post

  • ClemsonPoker

    Tremendously disappointed that there’s no mention of fixing the coach advancement that makes it nigh impossible to get a big time job after year two of dynasty.

  • ClemsonPoker

    Tremendously disappointed that there’s no mention of fixing the coach advancement that makes it nigh impossible to get a big time job after year two of dynasty.

  • Joeslo45

    Damn EA.  Fix the pancake blocks not recording properly in user controlled games.  This should be straightforward and is annoying every game played when your o-line ends with no pancakes!!!

  • Jborn21

    did the patch come out? yet cuz mine freezes at the press start menu and all my other games work just fine just not ncaa football 12

  • EA_officially_sucks

    I hope 2k sports has been developing a football game for the past 5-6 years and comes out with it when EA’s contract expires.  You have 1 less EA customer next year, I promise you that!

  • Riklitee

    I wish they would fix the problem with TV exposure when you are an OC in dynasty mode.  You never get credit for a televised game and your TV exposure rating goes down every year.

  • MrMF

    I was just playing my RTG WR and in the 4th Quarter down by 7 less then a minute to go all run plays were called until the clock ran out what gives

  • Rvcolem1

    I had a game that wouldn’t advance past the first quarter because a penalty occurred on the last play of the quarter and the game just let me keep playing without advancing the clock. Had to start over. Any know if the patch for not being able to go to the post season on Dynasty will affect current files or do I have to start over anyways, waiting til NHL 12  

  • WMU Bronco Fan

    Now if only they would fix the 4 year old WMU issue, where the game says welcome back to Salt Lake City for the team after half time or at any point other then the start of the WMU home game.

  • TJFresh80

    why cant we change the quarter times in road to glory? it makes no sense. it can be patched in. nba 2k did it for 2k10 dont let them tell you different. theres already things that disqualify you from the leaderboard, so they cant use that excuse. its laziness on the developers behalf. why is ea limiting our experience? smh

  • Michaeljpitts

    Yea I had the Virgina Tech thing, was supposed to play Clemson, and played Boston College?

  • Jerry

    This is nice, but when will it get done? And a bigger question, are they ever gonna release the new/revamped website they’ve been promising or is it gonna take a year to get done?

  • db3

    when is set to be released?

  • JAY

    ++++++++++MAJOR BUG+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Why can you not shift coverages in this game. When you try to shift them the safeties do not move and only run after offensive players pass them in coverage, this must be a bug.

  • BADWOLF

    I am so sick and tired of EA and their crap games that are full of bugs, and why the hell does it take 2 whole months to fix this crap? why put out a game full of bugs you all ask?? Its simple…Because THEY DONT TEST IT!!!!!   Instead of working on this game and making it right the 1st time they are too concerned about all the other games that they are working on…the same 20 people that are working on this game shoudnt be working on 10 other titles. This is going on 3 or 4 straight years now…and this year is the worse. Its obvious they dont care about their customers and they dont care if they put out a good product…they know its the only football game out there and if you want to play you have to pick their crap game..   PLEASE 2K…PLEASE SAVE US FROM EA

  • Nofearracing2003

    Has anybody else had issues with post game highlights? I play a game and when the time runs out there is no postgame celebration or photos from the game. Is it my system or the game itself?

  • Undead Nole

    I have a problem downloading rosters…..It doesn’t give me the option to download them if I want real names with my roster.

  • Undead Nole

    I have a problem downloading rosters…..It doesn’t give me the option to download them if I want real names with my roster.

  • Cutigerfan33

    This new update SUCKS!!!! Now the No Huddle is messed up. Everytime I call a no huddle, your play book will only show the Shotgun Split set. This is terrible.

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