Offensive Books - 21
Defensive Books - 20
Guy's I am new here but not new to Madden. I've been on Madden PC, PS2, PS3 and XBox consoles alike. I noticed Madden has been really stingy and cheap with adding newer plays and books. There are many plays that were in Madden 08 that managed to find their way up to the Madden 19 titles. I said to myself it's horrible to have paid $54 and still have plays that are 10 years old! One example is a run play call Quick 45 Base. Yesterday while playing Madden 19, it was there in plain sight. I cursed Madden for being so ugly and found this site https://maddenfocus.com/teams. The so-called newer books are not new at all. The RPO plays are good, but tons of plays are extremely dated.
Edit: I bought a copy of Madden NFL 20 over the weekend. It's smooth, plays better than M19 hands-downs! But I curse EA because "Quick 45" is STILL in the game along with a host other old plays that only got new names! FB Fake HB Toss is now FB Fake HB Flip! But there are plenty of newer plays that I will re-do for Madden 08!
This thing that I'm gonna do will get Madden 08 the newer Madden 20 formations and plays. The first 32 offensive books are going to follow Madden 08's custom books format (75 plays - 10 formations)! To balance the books I am going to use the formations with the fewest plays until I reach the 10 formation limit, then I'll add plays o each of the formations to get to 75.
If anyone(s) want to help, let me know! I have a plan! I'm starting with the 49ers tomorrow!
Edit #2: The Play Art for each play is correct, but off in Madden, but at the LOS clicking to view the play art displays correctly.
Key notes about Madden 08 and the new books!
I have found that they work best on All-Pro setting. I recommend practice to get a feel or watch cpu run the plays!
Option plays: are best run by the user, not cpu. Option Play Logic has been in EA football games since NCAA 98. Madden 08 can perform the option plays with proper logic with a hitch! They fail mostly because the QB are not programmed to pitch the ball when the defenders close in. The QB's don't have a Option pitch sensor! What happens is Madden will make the QB pitch the ball only when he gets to the end of his run logic, then the pitch happens! The pitch isn't based on the QB feeling the pressure. So when the cpu runs the Option Plays, they will work A )as long as QB gets to the end of his run logic B) QB does not get tackled prior to the pitch!
It's my honor to bring the Madden 2020 books to Madden 08!
Packfan Playbook Editors saves the day!!!
MORE NOTES: For the offensive books,I have been adding book audibles. Then I found the PBE Alpha, I can add Stick Audibles. Then I saw in PBE 2.5 I could pair them and add formation audibles!
I watched the cpu and the AI calls formation/stick audibles often, it looked good! What surprised me was I didn't associate formation audibles with stick audible plays I assigned!!!
The offensive books are ok, defensive books have book audibles and stick audibles assigned, but no go with formation audibles at the present!
Edit: I got the defensive stick/formations going. I had to set them using the db editor!
Edit: Known Issue: When a few run plays are flipped the QB will miss the hand-off. This happens with human or CPU controlled teams. The issue also occurs when using default playbooks run plays. There is no fix for this issue.
Here is my gamedata team playbook chart.
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Edit Default Team Playbooks
Select gamedata.dat (in Madden08\data0) as the dat file you want to edit. Make a copy, save in \MyDocs\Madden 08\ folder!
Open Dat FileReplacer, leave option zero-base UNCHECKED.
Select a default playbook you want to replace. Let's say you replace the "K.C Defense" PB with your custom PB - that would be file 9. Click, select replacement file. Browse to the book. Click ok, (all books are uncompressed) then click 'replace selected file', save dat!
1-38 for Defense PB 41-79 for Offense PB
1 - Bears 41 - Bears
2 - Bengals 42 - Bengals
3 - Bills 43 - Bills
4 - Broncos 44 - Broncos
5 - Browns 45 - Browns
6 - Bucaneers 46 - Bucaneers
7 - Cardinals 47 - Cardinals
8 - Chargers 48 - Chargers
9 - Chiefs 49 - Chiefs
10 - Colts 50 - Colts
11 - Cowboys 51 - Cowboys
12 - Dolphins 52 - Dolphins
13 - Eagles 53 - Eagles
14 - Falcons 54 - Falcons
15 - 49ers 55 - 49ers
16 - Giants 56 - Giants
17 - Jaguars 57 - Jaguars
18 - Jets 58 - Jets
19 - Lions 59 - Lions
20 - Packers 60 - Packers
21 - Panthers 61 - Panthers
22 - Patriots 62 - Patriots
23 - Raiders 63 - Raiders
24 - Rams 64 - Rams
25 - Ravens 65 - Ravens
26 - Redskins 66 - Redskins
27 - Saints 67 - Saints
28 - Seahawks 68 - Seahawks
29 - Steelers 69 - Steelers
30 - Titans 70 - Titans
31 - Vikings 71 - Vikings
32 - Texans 72 - Texans
33 - 4-3 Defense 73 - Balanced Offense
34 - 3-4 Def 74 - Pass Balanced
35 - 4-6 D 75 - Run Balanced
36 - Cover 2 76 - Run Heavy
37 - Balanced D 77 - West Coast
38 - QB Contain 78 - Custom Playbook
39 - DO NOT REPLACE 79 - Trick Plays
40 - DO NOT REPLACE