Small Questions Thread & "Living FAQ"
The purpose of this is to replace the "small questions that don't deserve their own thread" idea from TEW2013.
Although that was extremely useful to a lot of players, it was also extremely cumbersome to search, intimidatingly big to new players, and was about 75% made up of the same few questions repeated over and over again.
This thread will work in a similar, but much more organised fashion. As before, players are encouraged to ask any smaller questions that they have and will receive help from either myself, the TEW team, or other community members. The difference is that the second post in the thread will be a 'living F.A.Q.'; that is, questions that are asked repeatedly or are deemed particularly useful will be added to an ongoing FAQ - this will make searching 100x easier, and also allow repeated material to be pruned out of the thread on a regular basis.
While I'm still expecting the thread to become quite big over time, at least this will make things a little more straightforward, especially in terms of being able to do a quick search before you post.
Note that the 'living F.A.Q.' will also regularly be used to update and expand the in-game Player's Handbook, saving players from even having to go online to find their answers.
Q. Do I have to run the game in admin mode?
A. Yes. If you right-click on the game's shortcut and go to the Compatability tab there is a checkbox for "Run this program as administrator". Ticking that will stop you having to right-click to run the game every time. NB: If you ever try and play the game outside of the admin mode then the game will warn you when you open it.
Q. Why can I see grades for some workers, numbers for others, and text for others?
A. The level of detail and accuracy you can see depends on the scouting level of that worker. The scouting level increases over time as the worker performs, with the increase being larger when they work in front of more people.
Q. I see screen shots where people have both grades and numbers, how do I get that?
A. That is a fan made set of graphics that you can get from the Mods forum. It's not an actual game feature that you can turn on or off.
Q. I want to edit my save game (such as to remove an injury), how can I do that?
A. You can edit some aspects of a save game via the editor in the Options menu. You cannot edit the file directly as it is password protected. It is highly recommended that you do NOT try and get around the password protection as there is no error checking included in the file and so it is very easy to corrupt your save game. Technical support is not offered to people who ignore this warning.
Q. I've moved my picture folder across from TEW2013 but it isn't available in game. Why not?
A. The TEW2016 Pictures folder structure is different to 2013's (Broadcasters has replaced TV and Carriers). You should use Create A Picture Folder in the editor to create the correct structure and then copy and paste your content across.
Q. Can I turn off the theme music or replace it?
A. Yes. The file is in the folder "Music". Deleting the file turns off the music entirely, or you can replace it with another file (as long as it is named identically).
Q. What is \ was the secret feature that was mentioned in the journal?
A. The secret feature was revealed at the end of this thread.
Q. How do I set a show to be part of a specific brand after doing a Brand Split?
A. TV Shows:
Broadcasting > TV Controls > Select the TV Show > Edit Details.
Schedule > Double click Event (or Single Click > Modifiy Event).
Q. My show grade is higher than any of my regional popularity but I'm being told I've either lost popularity in some regions or only gained in the region it was being shown. How is that possible?
A. Very simply you're not making enough gains to cancel out external negatives. For example, if your score was only enough to make you a 0.25% gain but you're losing 0.5% because the wrestling industry is in the toilet then you're on -0.25% overall, which is a loss. Similarly, if you gain 0.25% but lose 0.25% then you're neutral. The region it is being shown in can end up being the only one that sees a gain because it has the added gains from the live audience.
Q. I don't seem to be able to gain popularity for my company, how come?
A. If the wrestling industry in your area is extremely poor it can be very difficult to gain popularity due to the associated penalties. You must either put on such great shows that you exceed the penalties, or, more likely, wait for the industry to recover to the point where you can start gaining again.
Q. I have someone who is turning up drunk \ high a lot. How do I deal with them?
A. Unless they actually generate an incident then you can't directly influence them, you must either hope they improve on their own, hope they do something bad enough that you can deal with them, or cut your losses and either get rid of them or no longer use them. This simulates workers who have issues but are not going off the rails so much that they're causing actual major problems. This is mostly for gameplay reasons to add shades of grey and make people with issues harder to handle and less a black and white case of 'OK they caused problems so I will rehab or fire them'; you will need to think more strategically.
Q. Where can I see how close to getting in the Hall Of Immortals a worker is?
A. It is included in the worker's profile, under Title History. It will only show if they've achieved something, 0% will be ignored.
Q. What happens if I have an angle as the last segment of a show, is that the main event?
A. No. The last match on the show is the main event for the purposes of calculating the show's grade. In the booking screen the phrase 'main event' is applied to the last segment purely so the player can see what order the show is going in.
Q. Does the size of the broadcaster's coverage impact how quickly a worker gains popularity?
A. Indirectly. The size of the broadcaster impacts the rate at which the company's popularity changes (as well as how much money they can make) which then has a knock-on effect on the workers who perform there.
Q. I'm playing an organic mod and no road agents are being generated, why?
A. Road agents should naturally be created when wrestlers retire. Organic mods, being a naturally unrealistic scenario, will obviously create unrealistic effects at times, and this is one.
Q. If a tag team have a legendary match does that only apply to their tag team HOF and HOI achievements, or does it also count to their singles achievements too?
A. It applies to both singles and tag.
Q. How do I have an alliance title defended on my show?
A. You need to go into the Alliance Titles screen in PM booking mode and use the Borrow Title button. This will add the belt to your active titles list and it can be booked as normal.
Q. How do I have my child company's titles OR alliance partner company's titles defended on my shows?
A. You can't. The only external titles you can have in your company are alliance belts or those that you pillage or buy.
Q. How do I create a new avatar?
A. Via the main editor. Create a worker and set User Character to Yes.
Q. How do I advance multiple days at once?
A. Activate the Multi Advance feature from the Options menu. When you try to advance a day you will be given a new pop-up that asks how many days you want to advance.
Q. How do I send someone on excursion?
A. You can't. Workers will choose when they want to go.
Q. What does Potential actually affect?
A. High potential simply makes sure that a worker's various hidden maximum levels are very high, meaning he will always have the potential to become very good. It does not guarantee that he will, it just prevents the possibility of him getting stuck at a low level via the caps.
Q. I am trying to use my announcers in an angle but am being blocked because they're already in use? Why?
A. Because they are - the announcers for the segment are listed in the top right hand corner of the angle booking screen. If you want the announcers to also take part in the angle itself, they can't also be commentating, they must be removed.
Q. How do workers gain loyalty to a company?
A. Simply by being signed. It doesn't always happen however, it depends on the specific situation. It is harder to gain in TEW2016 than it was in previous versions of the game.
Q. How do I see the cheat codes for TEW2016?
A. Go to Remote Assistance (in Options) and use the code empleh; this will show all the currently known cheat codes.
Q. How do I see the Dirt Sheet that people are talking about?
A. You need to enable it via the Options -> User Preferences screen. Once activated, it appears in the show output screen as the right-most tab.
Q. The HoF criteria talks about 'big shows'; what constitutes a 'big show'?
A. Any annual event.
Q. Can a heel be a good figurehead? What about my company doesn't use faces and heels?
A. The Figurehead analysis screen shows exactly what does and doesn't affect a potential figurehead's value.
Q. How do I book my child company?
A. You cannot. Your ability to affect them is limited to those tools in the Child Company section of your office.
Q. I have an injured wrestler but don't have the option to do surgery on them even though the injury is set to allow it - why?
A. You can't do surgery if there are less than 28 days remaining until he is healthy, nor if the injury can be worked through.
Q. I signed a retired wrestler and edited him to be active again, but while his profile says he is active he is still listed as retired in my company...?
A. A wrestler has one status for his generic profile and one for each contract. You've only edited the former. You would need to edit the contracts too.
Q. What's the difference between Very Low and Low for products? Neither seem to affect anything.
A. There is no difference in what they affect (i.e. nothing). The only difference is that if you look to increase them then Low is going to be less of a severe change as it's already higher by one level.
Q. What affects whether a wrestler refuses a match due to high injury risk?
A. It's physical condition, personality, company size, and whether it's an event or TV.
Q. Where do I view a wrestler's finishing move and \ or edit them?
A. Click on their name in the roster screen and you can edit their personal details and move set there.
Q. Why has my Misc expenditure suddenly risen?
A. Misc costs rise as the company grows in size. They will also likely naturally rise when you start running shows further afield due to travel costs. If you make more than $500,000 per month (pre tax) then you also fall into a higher bracket and get extra Misc costs added.
What's everyone's preferred way for getting a Authority Figure's overness up.
Any certain angles?
Or just have them in and winning big storylines?
In regards to qualifications for the Hall of Immortals, do any main event matches on legendary shows qualify a competitor to receive a boost towards the HoI? Like a four way match, tag team match, etc? Do those matches count or is it only singles matches?
I find that having them in major angles with main event talents him builds their overness
I'm confused about match aim's... I feel its quite complicated and would like clarification.
Let's take TCW for example. You are required to have one "storytelling" match aim per show. In previous versions of the game is was are very bad idea to use "keep strong, protect, or dominate" in a main event spot. It could seriously hurt the entire show.
I have Marat Khokluv signed to TCW. He sucks pretty much but can have a good match when paired with the right person and using "protect", would it be a wise move to make all of his matches "storytelling" as well?
What are the perks and negatives to "storytelling", does this make for a good main event? What are the literal in game changes that occur when using "storytelling"?
Also, "Technical Masterclass" ... I used this in a main event with workers that fit the criteria and got a shitty rating saying that this type of match was a bad idea for hot crowd. I used it in the main event. So before running this match aim, should I have a "calm the crowd" match? Are there any other match aims that "calm the crowd"? Does "calm the crowd" mean you are going to get a lesser match rating? Should I use "work the crowd" right after a "Technical Masterclass"?
"Mayhem", does this make for a poor main event? The note says this is good to get the crowd hot for matches later on the card.
"Steal the show", are these matches still best around the 15 minute mark, unless the worker has like 85+ stamina?
"Spectacle" what are the perks of using this very "regular" or any other match aim.
Anyone have insight here?
Are Women handicapped for having a specific decision this year?
Quick question but can the announcing skill increase?
if seen the colour skill increase but not announcing.
and if yes how and what is the best way to increase it?
In older versions you only increased your announcing skill if you were in the "first chair", which is the one to the far left in the announcers screen from your office. That made sense so I doubt it's been changed.
Q: If I use the send away option as a Japanese company, do I still have to pay their downside?
A match like Dave Diamond vs. Brent Hill for instance would more often do better as a story telling match than trying to steal the show. The TCW roster is full of such guys.
The quintessential technical masterclass, IMO, was Angle/Benoit at the 2003 Royal Rumble. A fantastically worked technical exhibition, right between the world title match everyone knew was going to suck, and the Royal Rumble which is an hour long. The last thing you want for an hour long match is the crowd to already be burned out, which would probably have happened if you told Angle and Benoit to go all out. So that fitted in perfectly, picking up the pieces from HHH/Steiner, and setting up for the spectacle that is the Rumble match. EDIT: I didn't mean that literally! Must choose words more carefully. Please don't literally book a 60 minute battle royale as a spectacle.
Personally, I only use the match aims that my product demands I have, and at most 1 or 2 others. I only ever use Steal the Show and below for PPV main events (unless Steal the Show is demanded by my product of course in which case TV main events too), unless there's a good reason for it (that Engyma match I mentioned earlier annoyed me quite a bit, because it was my semi-main and completely overshadowed the comparatively lackluster main event :p).
You don't NEED to be working shows to improve, it's assumed that you find other indy work if you're unemployed, but it obviously speeds up the process. Youth also helps, as with all stats (except stuff like Respect obviously), but the scale is different. You don't stop gaining announcing skill at anywhere near the same peak as in-ring skills, because that'd be silly.
Remmington's improvement doesn't look that impressive there, but he starts at 64, so...
Is there a place in the editor to view someone's "home" area?
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