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Top Five NCAA Football 12 Slider Sets

Operation Sports users are known all over the web for the slider sets they make every year for sports games. In this piece, we're gonna focus on some of the best slider sets available for NCAA Football 12.

1) Oraeon1224's Statistics and Sliders NCAA12 set - Last updated 9/14/2011

I love Oraeon1224's NCAA sliders and have used them for NCAA 11 and NCAA 12. The most appealing thing about this slider set is that it attempts to use real world statistics and averages to come up with a set of sliders, while also taking gameplay issues into account. Oraeon writes that All-American with default speed is the only way you can get a balanced game without artificial boosts or vice versa for the AI. His recommended quarter length of 9-11 minutes hits a sweet spot for me as well. 

Some of the things his sliders claim to improve are wide receiver drops, improved CPU ball carrier AI, second level blocking in the run game and more realistic broken tackle ratios. His idea regarding penalties is to allow one roughing the passer penalty to account for the fact that Pass Interference is never called in NCAA Football 12. This set is both fun and gives realistic results. I recommend everyone give these a shot.

2) mkharsh33's Varsity / Slow Speed / 8 Min set - Last updated 9/12/11 (No Patch) & 9/9/2011(with Patch)

I don't know what it is about mkharsh33, but he makes good quality sliders for pretty much every sports game he plays. His MLB 2K11 sliders are great, he has a very good set out for NBA 2K11 and his NCAA 12 sliders are really good, too. 

There are two slider sets here, and both call for the Slow speed setting to be used and for an increase to Player Speed Threshold. 

One set is for playing without any of the game play patches that have been released by the NCAA development team. Many feel that these patches have reduced the quality of the game significantly. If you are among those, than I'd definitely give these a try. Mkharsh33 recommends a few "house rules" for his No Patch setup. Auto Sprint and Auto Strafe are to be ON, and Player Speed Threshold is at 85. Home Field advantage is to be turned off, and he provides an optional conservative game plan too.

Using his set made for users who play with the patches, the Player Speed Threshold increases to 100. Auto Sprint and Auto Strafe are still ON, and Home Field Advantage is set to OFF. Mkharsh33 also provides Sub In/Sub Out settings for both slider sets.

Many seasoned NCAA Football players will scoff at the notion of playing on Varsity level. But if you try it with mkharsh33's sliders, you just might find yourself singing a different tune.

3) Sydeburnz's HEISMAN Dynasty Coaching Sliders (COACH vs CPU) set -Last updated 9/30/2011

Sydeburnz gives OS user 'SECElite3' credit for the basis of these, so I will do the same. 'SecElite3' has made both Heisman level and All American level sliders are both are worth a look.

The difference with this set is that it's for those that like to play Coach Mode. If you prefer to call the plays and leave the stick skills to others, you will find a really good experience with these sliders. I have always struggled to play NCAA Football on Heisman level, so a Coach Mode setup without the requirements of Heisman level stick skills is something I can appreciate. 

These sliders call for a Speed Threshold at 0 and a Slow speed setting. The 9 minute quarter length is a really good amount for my limited time to play the game. When playing on Heisman level, you do have to accept that some things aren't going to seem fair. It's the nature of the highest skill setting. I will say however, that calling a great game and winning on Heisman level with these sliders is a very satisfying experience. 

On the Field Volume settings are included with this set to add to immersion and I feel like the lack of commentators does give you a feeling closer to being on the field as a coach. Penalties and sub sliders are also included. 

If you're like me and your stick skills aren't quite up to par on Heisman level, than give these sliders a shot.[/b]

4) Strategy Over Skillz All-American Sliders posted by NDAlum - Last Updated 10/9/2011

This set of sliders is a really good option for just about everyone playing on All-American level. These call for Slow speed, 8 minute quarters, and a Player Speed Threshold of 0. Home Field advantage and Ice the Kicker are set to ON.

NDAlum has also added some additional tweaks he recommends such as creating custom playbooks for the CPU and removing plays that don't work on offense and defense. All of us who play NCAA Football 12 know about these plays, like 'Four Verts' on offense and the 'Engage 8' on defense. The CPU AI simply isn't good enough to utilize these plays intelligently. By removing these plays, you get a much more competent opponent. 

This set is so well balanced I feel like I can recommend these to anyone. The game plays great with the tweaks from this set and encourages smart user play calling as well.

5) Jistics NCAA Football 12 All American Sliders - Last Updated 8/1/2011

How could I make my list of Operation Sports' top sliders without including Jistic's set for NCAA Football 12? Jistic is well known among the hardcore slider guys for his past work across many, many sports games. For NCAA Football 12, Jistic took a minimalist approach to his slider set. Instead of tweaking and re-tweaking, he just posted the set the he uses, and to no one's surprise it is very popular on the forums. 

Jistic uses a Speed Threshold of 65, which is a bit different from most sets available on the forums. He calls for All-American level, 9 minute quarters and Slow speed.

It hasn't seen a single major revision through three patches, tuner updates and other discoveries about the way NCAA Football handles ratings. That is kind of remarkable considering the nature of sliders. I don't know what it is, but these just work. They really help in getting a fun game of football out of NCAA Football 12

Final Thoughts 

The five sets I've listed here have given me the best experiences to date with NCAA 12 and I can safely recommend all of these to everyone. The best thing about this list is that it covers all types of players, Varsity, All-American, Heisman and Coach Mode. 

The set that I find myself using for my offline dynasty is Oraeon1124's. They just feel right. They have given me the kind of experience that I enjoy inNCAA Football, both last year and this year. Slider sets are very much about "feel" and can't be judged on just a handful of games. The sliders that one player loves, another player hates. 

I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who can take major issue with any of the slider sets listed. I would absolutely use any of the sets on this list without hesitation. 

What do you think OS? Chime in with your favorite slider sets for NCAA Football 12.


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# 1 Herky @ 10/19/11 10:07 AM
KingV2k3 did a slider set based off Oraeon1224's set that is very good. It's a hybrid of several sets on Operation Sports that I would recommend to anybody.

mkharsh's set was the best until Patch #2 killed Varsity level. He's a great slider guy like stated.

DJ's set is pretty solid as well which is based off SECElites AA sliders.

King's sliders are the ones I am rolling with in my dynasty.
 
# 2 DJ @ 10/19/11 10:51 AM
I was snubbed! J/K. There's definitely a lot of quality slider sets out there for NCAA 12. Thanks for the support, Herky.

I'd like to see an article like this for Madden, as I've had a hard time dialing in those sliders. I'd do my own, but I haven't had time to play the game enough to get any testing done.
 
# 3 OGKing @ 10/19/11 12:20 PM
Nice to see S.O.S Sliders at #4, they're really good. Good Job Buddy!
 
# 4 JohnDoe8865 @ 10/19/11 02:05 PM
I really tried not to snub anyone within the limited article space. If I had the space to write about the Top 20 slider sets, I still would've left a great slider set out somewhere. The depth and quality of sliders on OS is unrivaled anywhere on the 'net.
 
# 5 DJ @ 10/19/11 02:49 PM
Matthew, as you know, lists are always subjective. I was kidding about my set not being mentioned. Heck, it's not even an original set, as I just basically took SEC AA set and tweaked it once he made the move to Heisman.

I agree that there are a lot of nice options out there for gamers on this site in regards to sliders. They can certainly help add longevity to the games we play.
 
# 6 ngw411 @ 10/26/11 05:56 PM
http://www.4shared.com/account/home****p?startPage=1&sId=CN3Gkg3XNRyxW7mP#dir=122819101
Alabama Custom Stadium sounds
 
# 7 ngw411 @ 10/26/11 06:03 PM
http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/k4F70Vz7/_online.html#dir=122819101
 
# 8 imhim312 @ 10/27/11 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JerseySuave4
i use SECElites AA sliders and since i started using them my games have become so much more realistic. Unfortunately the other day my PS3 stopped being able to read my NCAA Football disc for some reason so i can't even play the game. Every other game works fine on my ps3 but one night NCAA Football worked, the next day it didnt and hasn't since, weird.
You most likely have a corrupt ncaa file erase that file and and you should be good to go
 
# 9 soulless pupil @ 05/23/12 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by JerseySuave4
i use SECElites AA sliders and since i started using them my games have become so much more realistic. Unfortunately the other day my PS3 stopped being able to read my NCAA Football disc for some reason so i can't even play the game. Every other game works fine on my ps3 but one night NCAA Football worked, the next day it didnt and hasn't since, weird.
check the inner ring on the disk. There will probably be a crack there. For the last 6 years EA has been using disks that crack from the inside with NCAA. I believe it's their way of increasing sales, once the disk breaks they think someone will go and buy a new one. I've found that not using the case that NCAA comes in helps, but you will still get some cracking to a degree. I haven't found this to happen with any other games I play or own - Only NCAA, and it happens every year.
 
# 10 cparrish @ 05/23/12 12:26 PM
I was an avid SECElite AA slider user but I recently made the move over to Strategy Over Skillz All-American Sliders by NDAlum. Both sliders are amazing and both guys really did a great job taking the time come up with these. I just found NDAlum's sliders worked a little better with my rosters.
 
# 11 carnalnirvana @ 05/25/12 01:18 PM
slider makers need to start using camera phones if they dont have recording equipment and put up some vids of games....

i am starting to see that sliders are subjective to play style.
 
# 12 Playmakers @ 05/25/12 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by carnalnirvana
slider makers need to start using camera phones if they dont have recording equipment and put up some vids of games....

i am starting to see that sliders are subjective to play style.
I think the company should give us a choice between Arcade play and Simulation Style play. No more of this Varsity, AA and Heisman Mode which doesn't really fix the problem out of the box.

I'm pretty sure they can develope some football settings out of the box that take into consideration a SIM Mode effect to gameplay.

It doesn't have to be perfect settings but something that lets the USER know that they can get SIM Results out of the box based on programming by EA that takes into team and player ratings.
 
# 13 JerzeyReign @ 05/25/12 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by carnalnirvana
slider makers need to start using camera phones if they dont have recording equipment and put up some vids of games....

i am starting to see that sliders are subjective to play style.
I have a Hauppage and normally record gameplay of my sets with every type of offense and every type of matchups.

I did a set for '12 but the first patch killed them and I had to worry about keeping my league together rather than lab.

I'm not one of those 'I put it here because it felt right' people -- I put it there because I just spent 2 hours looking at that one thing (something most slider makers do) But anyway, good job to those guys who stuck with '12 and labbed -- more patient man than I, thats for sure.
 
# 14 rudyjuly2 @ 05/26/12 04:09 AM
No slider set could save the problems in NCAA 12 for me. Tuning file sets were completely under-utilized by EA last year too which might have been able to solve some basic problems like super leaping LB.

I think EA really needs to add a 5th difficulty level between AA and Heisman. There are quite a few people on OS that find AA too easy and Heisman too hard so there are a lot of slider sets that try to find the sweet spot in the middle. Why not create that middle for us so the tweaking isn't so much?
 
# 15 SECElit3 @ 05/26/12 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by carnalnirvana
slider makers need to start using camera phones if they dont have recording equipment and put up some vids of games....

i am starting to see that sliders are subjective to play style.
Your suggestion is a good one sir and just cost me 130 bucks decided to go with the Avermedia HD game capture device.
 
# 16 Playmakers @ 05/29/12 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by pk556
I guess I just dont get it ? I run an online dynasty and have tried several slider sets , a couple of them were in this top 5 . I just dont see how its real when I can take a c rated team (such as ohio) and thrash an A rated team ( such as alabama) . How is that real ? The only set that keeps you from doing that is Jarrod21s black heisman set . To me that set is the most realistic .
How can it be realistic when the game doesn't even factor in team ratings or player ratings on that level because everything goes out the window.

By making the game harder to win on heisman level (EA CODING)
doesn't necessary means it's more realistic.

The way i see it is some guys may want ratings to determine more outcomes or atleast factor in more. Other guys might want to simply just have the game be harder regardless of ratings.

Realism is based on the individual's preference IMO!
 
# 17 NDAlum @ 05/29/12 05:56 PM
I record my games!

 
# 18 Jarodd21 @ 05/29/12 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by pk556
I guess I just dont get it ? I run an online dynasty and have tried several slider sets , a couple of them were in this top 5 . I just dont see how its real when I can take a c rated team (such as ohio) and thrash an A rated team ( such as alabama) . How is that real ? The only set that keeps you from doing that is Jarrod21s black heisman set . To me that set is the most realistic .

Exactly.. I don't know how that makes All-American realistic when any experience gamer can blast top rated teams with low rated teams on that level(Playing straight up with no cheesy tactics). I can't see how anybody can say that ratings matter on that level.. You can pretty much do that on default heisman too once you get use to it.. Most people who still say that ratings don't matter on Heisman are going off how Heisman was in years past. If they would have actually gave Heisman a chance this year they would have realized that level played alot smoother this year then it has in years past instead of assuming it's the same..
 
# 19 Playmakers @ 05/30/12 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarodd21
Exactly.. I don't know how that makes All-American realistic when any experience gamer can blast top rated teams with low rated teams on that level(Playing straight up with no cheesy tactics). I can't see how anybody can say that ratings matter on that level.. You can pretty much do that on default heisman too once you get use to it.. Most people who still say that ratings don't matter on Heisman are going off how Heisman was in years past. If they would have actually gave Heisman a chance this year they would have realized that level played alot smoother this year then it has in years past instead of assuming it's the same..
No one is assuming anything.

There's a reason why Kickers on Heisman level consistently try to kick FG's from 50+ yards because EA has that level programmed for the CPU to try and win at all cost.

I'm not going to get into the Heisman vs AA debate on these forums anymore.

I think we all know fully well that in Madden and NCAA Football which levels are designed to simply get the CPU to go into beast mode and which levels are designed to give you a more organic feel to gameplay even though it might not not offer the best CPU challenge.

I've not once heard or read from EA that Heisman level factors in ratings more than any other level. I have though read where All-America level allegedly does just that in the game.

But i personally could care less for either one of those levels because I'm more interested in seeing a 70 accuarcy rated QB actually throwing like a 70 accuary rated QB and that only happens for me personally on an entirely different level of gameplay.

I guess me and you will have to agree to disagree as always when it comes to this subject.

Peace!
 
# 20 Jarodd21 @ 05/30/12 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Playmakers
No one is assuming anything.

There's a reason why Kickers on Heisman level consistently try to kick FG's from 50+ yards because EA has that level programmed for the CPU to try and win at all cost.

I'm not going to get into the Heisman vs AA debate on these forums anymore.

I think we all know fully well that in Madden and NCAA Football which levels are designed to simply get the CPU to go into beast mode and which levels are designed to give you a more organic feel to gameplay even though it might not not offer the best CPU challenge.

I've not once heard or read from EA that Heisman level factors in ratings more than any other level. I have though read where All-America level allegedly does just that in the game.

But i personally could care less for either one of those levels because I'm more interested in seeing a 70 accuarcy rated QB actually throwing like a 70 accuary rated QB and that only happens for me personally on an entirely different level of gameplay.

I guess me and you will have to agree to disagree as always when it comes to this subject.

Peace!
I see these kind of QBs play horrible all the time even with the sliders very high. IMO they made low rated teams play horrible regardless of where you have the sliders as long as you are calling the right defensive schemes..

The only thing I agree with you on is the kicking issue on Heisman but you right we definitely need to agree to disagree on the Heisman vs AA thing because I will never see eye to eye with anyone who thinks AA is the realistic level the game should be played.. Blowing the CPU out with low rated teams will never be realistic IMO..
 

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