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Old 09-07-2020, 05:29 PM   #1
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Mike Lowe Madden 21 Sliders

Introduction

Community feedback has helped me tremendously with the MLB The Show sliders, and I'm hoping to help with a slider set for Madden this year too. I'm admittedly not the best Madden player, but I'd say I'm above average on a good day.

This set will work in broadcast view, standard, or any other you'd like to use as any differences have far more to do with your skill and comfort level. Like anything, practice helps.

The goal of this set is to use data collection and analysis to work toward finding a slider set that matches the output of simulated games (and hopefully real life).

Highlights

QB scramble TD https://youtu.be/GWkQyeoldCg

Lots of great slider events happening on this one play https://youtu.be/vqnFF-n4Gzs

AI QB throwing legit deep ball https://youtu.be/kYPTK-3p6WU

All-Madden goaline stand on 4th down https://youtu.be/Dj32ratV6Bg

Even with a 3rd and long on All-Madden, it's now possible to throw guys open without a warped INT https://youtu.be/q7F6MZoASVc

Pictured: Just Week 1, but Stafford within 1.0 QBR, 2% completion percentage, and .5 YPA when compared to his 2019 real life stats.

Additional Information

I've done beta testing for OOTP baseball since 2008, as well as testing for Grey Dog Software. I've done similar slider sets for other games here at OS, and I also do a lot of testing and design in my career.

The reason I share that brief bio is to explain my approach in being thorough in my settings and adjustments to provide a realistic and challenging set, even if that means I go 5-11 sometimes (my baseball sliders had my team within 2 games of their real life counterpart).

I'm not a believer in locking in a slider set and never readjusting. Instead, I look for ways to have the game fluctuate along with my gradual improvements, which are inevitable.

I'm not aiming for every game to be some sort of perfect script, and I love seeing results others get from this set as well.

Overview

v1.16

*12 minutes quarters
*No defensive switch (or rare)
*No user catch (or rare)
*Simulate weekly training on bronze
*I control a LB or DB
*Will work in full games as well as Play The Moments
*Evaluated and adjusted for added realism and accuracy against simulated CFM games, and hopefully the NFL
*Main menu settings do not interact with CFM settings. Period. Full stop. I have confirmation from the Madden team (and from years of personal experience) that it's nothing but hyperbole/statistical variance.

League Settings

Skill Level: All-Madden (just try it)

Game Style: Simulation

League Type: All (I'm using Owner)

Instant Starter: Off

Trade Deadline: On

Trade Type: Enable All

Coach Firing: On

Salary Cap: On

Superstar Abilities: On

Relocation Settings: Optional (I use a secondary Owner account to move teams if necessary)

Injury: On

Pre Existing Injury: On

Practice Squad Stealing: On

Player Progression Frequency: Weekly

Career Clock: On

Full On-Field Control: On

Minimum Roster Size: 53

In-Season Player Movement Limit: Unlimited

Player OVR Cut Restrictions: No restriction

Offseason Player Cut Limit: Unlimited

Breakout Scenarios: Off (AI teams don't seem to get them?)

Development Trait Regression: On

Desired X-Factor Dev Players: 50

Desired Superstar Dev Players: 50

Desired Star Dev Players: 400


Quarter Length: 12 minutes

Accelerated Clock: On

Minimum Play Clock Time: 20

Season Experience: All manual (or user preference)

Tutorial Pop-ups: Off (or else you're forced to scout the first player on draft board)

Auto Progress Players: Off, but I only simulate weekly training on bronze since this is what they AI does

Fill Roster: Off

Team Settings

Auto Flip Defensive Play Call: On

Defensive Ball Hawk: Off

Defensive Heat Seeker Assist: Off

Defensive Switch Assist: Off

Dynamic Play Call: Off

Play Call Style: Enhanced

Play Call Button Layout: Triangle, Square, Cross

Previous Play Information: On (simulates footage review)

On Field Visual Feedback: Optional

On Field Trainer: Optional

Defensive Pass Coverage Visual Assist: Optional

Receiver Visual Assist: Optional

Drive Goals & XP Feedback: Off

Franchise Bottom Line Ticker: Scores Only

Franchise Gameplan Boost Notification: Off

Coaching Tips: Optional

Pre-Snap Menu: On

Player Names: Pre-Snap Only

Camera Toggle: On

Passing Cam: Off

Offense Camera Settings: Any (I'm using Broadcast)

Defense Camera Settings: Any (I'm using Broadcast)

XP Sliders (courtesy of CallMeMcCringleberry)

Quarterbacks: 77

Halfbacks: 111

Tight Ends: 117

Wide Receivers: 89

Fullbacks: 114

Tackles: 120

Guards: 120

Centers: 122

Defensive Ends: 102

Defensive Tackles: 105

Middle Linebackers: 80

Outside Linebackers: 81

Cornerbacks: 115

Free Safeties: 120

Strong Safeties: 120

Kickers: 124

Punters: 124

Player Skill

Note: Numbers in parentheses are most recent + or - change to updated number being shown.

QB Accuracy: 50

Pass Blocking: 50

WR Catching: 56

Run Blocking: 48

Fumbles: 52

Pass Defense Reaction Time: 95

Interceptions: 36 (-1)

Pass Coverage: 85

Tackling: 63

CPU Skill

QB Accuracy: 5

Pass Blocking: 10

WR Catching: 45

Run Blocking: 25

Fumbles: 40

Pass Defense Reaction Time: 10

Interceptions: 15

Pass Coverage: 38

Tackling: 45

Special Teams

FG Power: 49

FG Accuracy: 40

Punt Power: 60

Punt Accuracy: 35

Kickoff Power: 53 (use arc when kicking to avoid too many touchbacks. The AI needs it here so you don't always lead the league in KRs)

Game Options

Injuries: 40-44 (suggested range for played games. Can go as high as 50 for simmed games)

Fatigue: 54

Min Player Speed Threshold: 70

Penalties

Note: Don't overly focus on *which* penalty is being called, but instead the number of penalties and yards being accurate.

Offsides: 99

False Start: 99

Holding: 99

Face Mask: 99

Defensive Pass Interface: 99

Offensive Pass Interface: On

Kick Catch Interference: On

Illegal Block In The Back: 52

Intentional Grounding: On

Roughing Passer: 49

Roughing Kicker: On

Running Into The Kicker: On

Auto-Subs

Default work fine, so long as you're utilizing specialists in places.
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I'll be streaming this franchise on YouTube. You can also follow me on Twitter @MikeLowe47

Same Old Lions Franchise https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...0efnTc9thNJ5Au
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1st post has been updated to v1.0.
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*Main menu settings do not interact with CFM settings. Period. Full stop. I have confirmation from the Madden team (and from years of personal experience) that it's nothing but hyperbole/statistical variance.
I'll take your word for it ... but boy oh boy, here in OS is convinced you need to set MM's up very specifically before you set things up in CFM.
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I'll take your word for it ... but boy oh boy, here in OS is convinced you need to set MM's up very specifically before you set things up in CFM.
And some people are convinced the world is flat.
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Re: Mike Lowe Madden 21 Sliders

Especially curious to hear how these are playing in broadcast for those of you on board with that movement.
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And some people are convinced the world is flat.
Ha ha. Indeed!

Apart from that, I've always played All Pro in previous Maddens and it will probably stay that way, at least for a while, with M21. Do you think these should be tweaked much since it looks like you've set this up for All Madden?
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Ha ha. Indeed!



Apart from that, I've always played All Pro in previous Maddens and it will probably stay that way, at least for a while, with M21. Do you think these should be tweaked much since it looks like you've set this up for All Madden?
Haven't tested these at all outside of All Madden.
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