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    CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 3 - by Sports Interactive & Eidos Interactive 
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    Version 0.1 (June 10th 1999)
    By : Stephan Lee (liewanto@mailcity.com)
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    Copyright protected.1999.All right reserved.This FAQs is written by the author. 
    No part of this could be reproduced  without  the  prior writer's permission.  
    This  Faq is allowed for  individual use but not for commercial use or 
    publishing.  No part of this FAQs could be re-edited without the writer's 
    permission.Any 
    enquires or additional info about  the game may  contact the author  through  
    email liewanto@mailcity.com. Championship Manager 3 developed by Sports 
    Interactive visit the official site www.champman.net/
    Published by Eidos Interactive (www.eidos.co.uk). Also visit www.cm3.com for 
    more infos.
    This FAQs is original and based on the author's own experiences and  strategies. 
    Any tips and strategies are welcomed to submit.
    
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    Before begin the FAQs, first of all, i like to say FUCK ! to all Indonesian Game 
    Magazine that have translate & selling the FAQs that were submitted in the 
    Gamefaqs.  They really don't know how to RESPECT to other people works. Once 
    again to all game magazine editor in Indonesia, please READ THE DISCLAIMER !
    (especially Game Mania)
    
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    Version 1 (June 10th 1999) - First FAQs, it took 2 weeks to completed it, Don't 
    have a lot of spare time.
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. FEATURES
    3. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    4. GAME SETTINGS
    5. PLAYING THE GAME
    6. THE PLAYERS
    7. TACTICS
    8. TRAINING
    9. PLAYER SEARCH & SCOUTING
    10. RECOMMENDED PLAYERS
    11. THE LEAGUE
    12. NETWORK PLAY
    13. TIPS & TRICKS
    14. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION
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    To all of you that haven't played or heard this game before, this is a soccer 
    management /simulation game so you are take control of a team as a manager, and 
    your job is to arrange tactics, decide who player to buy or to sell and another 
    manager activities.  So you can taste the feeling of some well-known manager 
    like Alex Ferguson of Manchester United or Giovanni Trappatoni of Fiorentina. 
    There are a lot of soccer management
    game some of the popular games are EA Sports Premiere Manager '99 and Gremlin's 
    Premiere Manager Ninety Nine.  But still undefeated i think CM3 is the best 
    among them ! Why, even we can't see the actual game or fixtures like Premiere 
    Manager '99 has, CM3 has something that can make you forget everything.
    Overall : 9 / 10  (CM 3 Released March 26th 1999 in UK)
    
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    2. FEATURES
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    - Accurate profiles & histories for over 25000 players, managers, coaches, 
    collected by football fans from     
    every corner of the globe.
    
    - True-to-life representation of the competitions, awards, transfer and 
    disciplinary rules from fifteen                    countries including 
    Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, 
    Japan, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden. 
    
    - Use your club's reserve/youth team to groom potential stars and bring your 
    players back from injury. 
    
    - Full international simulation featuring all the major tournaments plus B-team 
    and U-21 management opportunities. 
    
    - Powerful yet easy-to-use interface making it easy to navigate around the vast 
    football world. 
    
    - Realistic match simulation allowing the user unprecedented control over team 
    and individual player tactics. 
    
    - Multi-tasking design allows the user to make managerial decisions while the 
    game engine calculates 
    results. 
    
    - Transfer system featuring all the intricacies of modern day negotiations. 
    
    - Send scouts around the World to find players for your club, and filter the 
    results according to the types of player required .
    
    - Set up training schedules to improve players' skills in key areas. 
    
    - Vast amounts of stats recorded as the game progresses, allowing the manager to 
    make informed decisions throughout his career. 
    
    - Up to 16 players can participate in a game on one machine or via a local area 
    network. 
    
    * This features is courtesy of EIDOS
    
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    3. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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    Minimum Requirements
    
    133 Pentium PC 
    32 MB Ram 
    1MB Video RAM 
    Ethernet Adapter (Network Play Only)
    
    Recommended Spec 
    
    233 Pentium PC 
    64MB Ram 
    2MB Video RAM 
    Ethernet Adapter (Network Play Only)
    
    If you find that the game still runs slow try to :
    1. Use Minimum Database.
    2. Select Fewer Leagues.
    3. Close all Other Application.
    4. Make sure to have a lot of spare disk space.
    
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    4. GAME SETTINGS
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    5. PLAYING THE GAME
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    6. THE PLAYERS
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    7. TACTICS
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    8. TRAINING
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    One of the new features from CM3 is training menu, it means you can train your 
    players to increase their ability or even change their original position.
    In default, there are General training, Goalkeeper, Shooting, Skills, Tactics, & 
    Fitness training.
    
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    9. PLAYER SEARCH & SCOUTING
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    10. RECOMMENDED PLAYERS
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    Because I have only play England & Italy League all of the recommended player 
    are from there.
    
    Some of the recommended players in Championship Manager 3 is :
    
    - Michael Owen (Liverpool) : oh, c'mon ! you know this guy.  If you have him on 
    your squad i guarantee that he is the top scorer on your team. (Don't try to 
    bring him in Italy, he's is not as good as in England) ****
    - David Beckham (Man United) : this 'spiceboy' is really has an accurate 
    passing, you really need him in your squad.  Don't forget to set him as a 
    freekick  & corner kick taker. ****
    - Christian Vieri (Lazio) : The Italian Top Scorer in World Cup 98  no doubt is 
    one of the best striker in the    world.
    - Ronaldo (Inter Milan) : Eventhough this brillian player isn't in his top 
    peformance this year, he is still one of the best. *****
    - Jaap Stam (Man United) : I think he is the best sweeper in premiere league !
    - Gabriel Batistuta (Fiorentina) : King of Goal ! that what he called in Firenze 
    !
    - Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid) : the best wing back in the world especially his 
    amazing freekick.
    - Francesco Totti (AS Roma) : Promising - hot - talented young guns from Italy. 
    *****
    - Lilian Thuram (Parma) : his peformance in World Cup 98 prove his ability as an 
    excellent defender.
    - Luis Enrique (Barcelona) : this multi-position player are very useful for the 
    teams.
    - Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio) : very cold-blooded player, his freekick will shut 
    the goalie's mouth up.
    - Roy Keane (Man United) : the Red Devil captain is the most important player in 
    Man Utd Squad. *****
    - Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) : Great Skill & Shooting make him one of the 
    best Italian player. *****
    - Roberto Baggio (Inter Milan) : where do you think the Inter striker get the 
    most assist from ?
    - Pablo Aimar : 
    - Walter Samuel (Boca) :
    - Albano Bizzari :
    - Martin Palermo (Boca) :
    - Filipo Inzaghi (Juventus) :
    - Joe Cole (Westham United) :
    - Paolo Montero (Juventus) :
    - Gianluca Zambrotta (Bari) :
    - Zinedine Zidane (Juventus) : *****
    - Edgar Davids (Juventus) :
    - Paolo Maldini (AC Milan) :
    - Duccio Innocenti (Bari) :
    - Juan Sebastian Veron (Parma) : *****
    - Enrico Chiesa (Parma) : 
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    11. THE LEAGUE
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    12. NETWORK PLAY
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    The network play option uses TCP/IP. If you are unable to create/join a network 
    game check that you have TCP/IP protocol installed.  To do this:
    
    - Open the control panel. (Start->Settings->Control Panel)
    - Click on the network icon.
    
    If TCP/IP is not listed in the window you must add it:
    
    - Click on Add.
    - Select Protocol
    - Select Microsoft
    - Select TCP/IP
    - Click on Ok
    
    NOTE: You can only play in a game that is on the same subnet mask, To check 
    this:
    
    - Open the control panel. (Start->Settings->Control Panel)
    - Click on the network icon.
    - Click on TCP/IP in the list - If you have more than one network binding there 
    will be more than one entry, select the one that is connected to your LAN 
    adapter.
    - Click on Properties
    
    Your subnet mask is displayed on the IP Address tab. If this is blank or differs 
    from the computer you are trying to connect to, see your network administrator.
    
    If you do not have a network administrator, enter 255.255.255.0 in the sub net 
    field.
    
    Due to the configuration of some networks, the name of the network game may not 
    appear on the Join Network Game screen. In this case, it is still possible to 
    join the game by  typing the server's IP address into the edit box. The server's 
    IP address can be found on  the Manager Status screen on the server.
    
    
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    13. TIPS & TRICKS
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    - Don't put player that have condition rating under 89 or 90, this will affect 
    the team overall peformance.
    
    - Try to check you squad & use the formation that suits it. For example if you 
    have 2 good wing player, 3 good defender & at least 1 good striker use 3-4-3 
    formation. Instruct 2 wing to pass to center with a long pass.  You'll see this 
    kind of formation works great on Manchester United.
    
    - Optimalize the Scout search option, you can get some very talented young 
    players around the world that really useful for the team's future with the good 
    price of course.
    
    - Sometimes during the games there are an offer to join a tournament or 
    something, like Intertoto Cup.  If you don't have a full schedule / fixtures 
    it's ok to join it (since the champion will be seeded in UEFA Cup) but if you 
    manage the great team that have a very full scheduled fixtures like Champion 
    Cup, FA Cup, European Supercup or else, don't hesitate to reject this offer. 
    
    - Use the short pass in the team instruction screen, cause you'll not losing 
    your ball posession.
    
    - There are a lot of utilities to enchance the peformance of CM3 spreading in 
    the net.  There are Player Editor Program, Money Editor, Set of Training, etc.  
    Feel free to take advantage from all of it.
    
    - You'll find that it's very hard to win in away games, in my first season of 
    Italian League (i control Juventus)my home records are 12-4-1, and my away 
    recors are 5-5-7 that's bad isn't it ? So focus on the defense area use pressing 
    & man behind ball in the Team Instruction screen if you in away game.
    
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    14. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
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    THANKS TO :
    
    - Gamefaqs for keeping & spreading this FAQs aroung the world.
    - Sport Interactive : for developing CM from the 1st release.
    - Eidos Interactive : for publishing this great game & some helpful technical 
    info.
    - www.cm3.com for all the info. This is a very cool site, visit them.
    - Platinum Multimedia : I buy CM3 from your store & i'm one of your member.
    - My friends : Ufuk Giggs, Gogo Weah, Frans Beckham, Julianto Owen & Benny Petit  
    for teaching me how to be a "pahit" guys.  Keep up the great relationship 
    between us.
    - Someone that i really adore : Lie Chen of "Elles School of Ballet"
    - Some people that accompanying me while writin' this FAQs : Meme (thanks for 
    calling), and Julia.
    - All of Championship Manager fans around the world.
    
    * I know that there are some Indonesian FAQs writer in the Gamefaqs.  Please 
    contact me if you're one of 'em. (i only know Rudy Hendrawan the author of Metal 
    Gear Solid, Hard Edge & Syphon Filter)
    
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    * Stephan Lee  (liewanto@mailcity.com) *
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