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Old 08-21-2016, 11:42 AM   #1
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A Definitive Guide to CPU-CPU, Play the Moment, and Super Sim

Yes, there's a Q+A, yes there's a whole thread about CPU-CPU, but, it seems a lot of people are still real confused on how this stuff works.

So, here's the ultimate breakdown:

When in play now against the CPU or CFM against the CPU, the user can elect to enter the Super Sim menu either by pushing in the left stick or going to the pause menu and selecting "Super Sim."

Additionally, when starting a game in CFM, the user will have the option to enter directly into a super sim environment, either in play the moment, or any of the other options.

Either way, they'll be presented with multiple options.



This is the main Super Sim screen. This comes up when you access Super Sim from either the playcall menu or the pause menu.

You have 3 options. First is "Custom Play Options"



As you can see, there are four options: Play Key Moments (This is "Play the Moment"), Play Full Game (this is essentially turning Super Sim off and playing a regular game of Madden), Play All Offense (Defense is Simmed, user plays offense) and Play all Defense (Offense is Simmed, user plays defense).

If the user selects "Jump Ahead," they're presented with this menu:



This allows you to jump ahead exactly as the menu states. If you just want to play every 4th quarter, you can jump ahead to the second. The game will sim forward to the second quarter, then you'd re-enter the super sim menu and jump ahead to the third, and so on and so forth.

You can also jump ahead to the end of the game, which will allow you to essentially super sim all the way through the game. You can interrupt it at any time and take over if you want, but if you put the controller down it will play through to the end.

Now, for each Super Sim type there are 3 speeds. Normal, Fast, and Slow.

On Normal and Fast, you are presented with this screen:



It will show you the plays happening in a GameCast-like flow, with only the speed of the plays being shown to you changed by whether or not you choose Normal or Slow. On Normal, you'll be shown a new play every 1-2 seconds or so, while on Fast, you won't really be able to keep up as there are maybe 2 or 3 plays happening per second. Now, you are being shown the plays at different paces, BUT THEY ARE HAPPENING IN ACCORDANCE WITH TRYING TO GET THE GAME TO SIMULATE ABOUT 120-130 PLAYS COMBINED FOR BOTH TEAMS. I wanted to put that in caps just in case it was confusing. The number of plays actually happening is the same, but Super Sim is always calibrated to give you 120-130 plays no matter how long your quarters are or how fast you're wanting to see plays.

If you change the speed to Slow, you're going to get this view:



Good ol CPU-CPU goodness on broadcast cam.

This will play out like a normal game of Madden, except you're spectating. So anything that happens in a normal game (such as there being no linemen injuries), will happen in this view. The commentary will flow, there will be presentation, replays, etc. It's a normal game, played from broadcast cam, without user input. This is also tuned to have about 120-130 plays per game.

Now, you can interchange all of these options, if you want. So you can do Play the Moments with Super Sim Slow and essentially watch the game in broadcast, and be able to jump in for important moments. You can skip to end with Super Sim Slow and the game will play out in broadcast cam in full. You can Super Sim Slow to the 4th quarter and take over for the 4th. You can Super Sim Fast to the 4th and change to Super Sim Slow. You can Super Sim Fast to the second half then Super Sim Slow into Play Key Moments. You can Play all Offense and Super Sim Slow Defense. You can Play All Defense and Super Sim Fast all Offense. You can Play the Moments on Offense and Super Sim Slow Defense, etc etc. Any combination of these sets of options is allowed.

You can also combine this with 32-team control in CFM. So you can have the CPU control all aspects of the 31 other teams, and Super Sim Slow every game if you want.

However, there is a downside to this, and it's that the in-game ticker will only update user games that were played prior to the current game. So if there are 8 games at 1 PM, when you are watching the 3rd one, you'll only see scores from the Thursday game and the 2 1 PM games that you simmed prior to the one that you are currently watching.

If you do not enter games and simulate/play them to completion, they will not show up on the ticker.

I would ask that the mods sticky and lock this so as to not to clutter it up. If anyone has something that they want to add to this thread, please PM me and I will edit the post with additional information. Thanks!

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Old 08-21-2016, 12:00 PM   #2
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Thank you, mrprice.



Does it look like we'll be able to spectate every CPU vs CPU game week to week and monitor team and player stats as well as injuries and other news?



Can we do this throughout the season and through the playoffs, Super Bowl, etc and see a new season begin with free agent moves, trades, the draft, etc all put in place by the CPU?



I like playing online games against others, but this is a way I like to use the game throughout the year in my spare time just to see how it all plays out for fun.


Pm me and delete this post please. It's not a place for Q+A


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Thanks man. Really appreciate this guide!
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I have the same question as BigVol4Life. Do you think you can private message me the answer you gave him. (I tried to PM you Mr. Price for some reason it wouldnt let me send it. I will try again though) Thank you
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I have the same question as BigVol4Life. Do you think you can private message me the answer you gave him. (I tried to PM you Mr. Price for some reason it wouldnt let me send it. I will try again though) Thank you


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Sorry man. I didn't realize you had already answered my question in the other thread. Thank you for doing so.
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Thank you for this. I was wondering if you could alternate sim speeds and was also wondering if you could take over after you the sim speed to slow. Since someone said you had to pick "Sim to End" to get CPU vs CPU which didn't sound accurate.
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I see people still asking about these.
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