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Old 04-24-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
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FOF2K4 Codex



Inspired by Morgado's Journal, I decided to put links to various strategy threads in a single location. As I result, I bring you. . .

The FOF2K4 Codex!

Within, you will find the keys to unlock the secrets of FOF2K4, drawn from the collective knowledge of Front Office Football Central!

All are encouraged to contribute to The Codex by posting your strategies, research and gameplans in this forum.

I will update the table of contents regularly, so feel free to PM me if I missed something important.

Player Ratings
Blocking Strength and the Rushing Game
Pass Blocking and Blocking Strength
In-Depth Analysis of Running Back Skills
Endurance Case Study
Player Weights and Position Switches
Volatility Explained by Jim
Scout Margin of Error
Receiver Efficiency Rating
Route Running Rating Discussion
Running Backs: Plug and Play?

Drafting & Player Development
Scouting the Draft and Rookie FAs
Draft Booms and Busts
Identifcation and Impact of Mentors
Mentors & Player Development: Have We Been Assuming Too Much?
Player Development with Emphasis on Mentors
Long Term Impact of Ratings Changes After Training Camp
Effects of Playing Time on Developing Rookies
Change in Development Direction
QB Development

Team Chemistry
Team Chemistry (Conflicts/Affinities)
Offensive Line Chemistry

Contracts
How the "Cap Out" Option Works
Assessing Proper Value of a FA Offer
Freeing Up Cap Room
Scheming for the Salary Cap
Bonus Money & Retirement
Salary Advice

Gameplanning
Basic Gameplanning Tips
General Gameplanning Advice
Roles of Flanker vs. Split End
More on Flanker vs. Split End
Defensive Philosophies
Pass Catching Tight Ends
Corner and Safety Blitzes
Playing Out of Position
Playing Veterans in the Exhibition Season
3-4 vs. 4-3 Defense
Gameplanning Max Protect
Fourth-Quarter Comebacks: Cheating AI?
A Brief Discussion About Gameplanning Cornerbacks
Changing Position vs. Playing Out of Position
Run Defense

Gameplans
GWB's Game Plans
Passacagilia's HFL Game Plans

Miscellaneous
FOF2K4 House Rules
FOF2K4 Q&A with Jim
Making a Better Power Ranking System
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:42 PM   #2
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Good work.
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:48 PM   #3
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I see a sticky in your future. (no socks involved)
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:10 PM   #4
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Some good stuff there. Some of the threads get frustrating, though... would like to have seen more of them reach an endpoint.
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:29 AM   #5
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Some good stuff there. Some of the threads get frustrating, though... would like to have seen more of them reach an endpoint.

Agreed.. the mentor one was particularly frustrating to me...
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:13 PM   #6
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Updated the list of links, adding several new topics.
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:19 PM   #7
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grid Iron

very nice.

here another good link about gameplannign by Warhammer.

http://dynamic2.gamespy.com/%7Efof/f...ad.php?t=34823
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Old 04-30-2005, 04:09 PM   #8
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Thanks Grid Iron, this is too easy to use as a reference. It's amazing all the things I've been doing almost "blind". Good stuff.
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:00 PM   #9
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I figure anyone reading this thread is interested in discussing this stuff. Here's a new thread I started on Mentors & Player development. Feedback is wanted:

http://dynamic2.gamespy.com/%7Efof/f...ad.php?t=38543
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Old 05-01-2005, 01:49 AM   #10
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grid Iron

very nice.

here another good link about gameplannign by Warhammer.

http://dynamic2.gamespy.com/%7Efof/f...ad.php?t=34823

Thanks for the info.

Added link under gameplanning as "General Gameplanning Advice."
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:35 PM   #11
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Updated main thread, adding three newly discovered posts.
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:24 AM   #12
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Nothing to add, other than: thanks for compiling this!
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Old 05-08-2005, 02:29 PM   #13
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Hmm, surely this thread is worthy of a sticky...
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