A new maintenance update for Franchise Hockey Manager 3, version 3.4.116, has just been released.
Last week's hotfix left a few more problems than we'd hoped, so we decided to do one last maintenance update to clear those up before we finish. We've begun work on FHM4, and some of the early work has involved fairly significant changes to the game's internal architecture, and the farther we get with that the more difficult it'll be to change FHM3 in ways that can also be incorporated into FHM4 without a lot of extra work. So, at this point, we're only likely to do an additional update for FHM3 if a problem is discovered at some point that literally breaks the game (i.e., renders games unplayable via something like an unavoidable crash) - and in that case, it'll likely be a single-fix update for that specific issue. As always, though, we'll still be monitoring the forums and Facebook (FranchiseHockeyManager), Twitter (@FranchiseHockey), Reddit (/r/FranchiseHockey), etc. on a daily basis, answering questions and offering help as needed, so if you have any problems or suggestions, please let us know.
Changes in 3.4.116:
-Display errors with the scores on the tactical role popup in the strategy screen fixed.
-Fixed problem that was incorrectly lowering tactical role scores in some special teams slots.
-Fixed a variety of goalie starting issues that were causing incorrect starter calculations, particularly in the playoffs. Also adjusted the backup start frequency routines, since the changes led to excessive starter use.
-Problem with one goalie starting 100% of games when playing as GM-only should now be completely eliminated in all modes.
-Fixed issue that made some players unselectable for international tournaments when they should have been eligible.
-Corrected problem that could cause the wrong team to be promoted from the lower levels of the World Championships tournaments.
-Asian League should now play a full schedule after the first season (had been stopping after 30-35 games in 2017-18 and later.)
-Fixed issue that prevented proper trade responses if news messages had been deleted.
-Fixed issue that was allowing AI-run NHL teams to send 18/19-year-old players to the AHL/ECHL when they should have been returned to a CHL team.
-Corrected another circumstance where players signing in the NHL could escape the entry-level rules (would usually be visible to the user when a player rejected a two-way contract.)