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acidmonkey
13-05-2011, 09:30
Deisler: id say no stay and finish what you started with Leiria

Deisler26
13-05-2011, 10:20
Deisler: id say no stay and finish what you started with Leiria

Cheers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/delenfent/FM%20Pics/REJECTED.jpg

iacovone
13-05-2011, 10:47
New PC arrives tomorrow \o/

acidmonkey
13-05-2011, 11:01
plenty more money but still no if you think you can take Leiria further

and \o/ to new PC :)

Feedolover
13-05-2011, 14:59
Just thought I'd come in and give a quick overview of how my games going.

I started unemployed, with all the major European leagues loaded, the lowest reputation setting and applied for all vacant jobs in England.

I got an offer from Bromley, so joined the Blue Square South club fairly early and in time for the start of the season. First season I snuck into 5th place (the last play-off spot), winning my last 7 league games in a row after a terrible run looked to have put me out of contention. The last game of the season I had to hope I won and that two other teams dropped points and it all fell nicely my way. The play-off semi-final was against second placed Chelmsford, a 2-1 home win and nervy 1-1 away from home enough to get me into the final against Basingstoke, where an absolute cracker of an end-to-end game finished 4-3 to Bromley, with my team scoring a 121st minute winner. So Blue Square Prem it was for 2011/12.

I was unfancied in this division and my primary aim was to avoid relegation and establish Bromley at this level. I didn't score many goals all season (48 in 46 games) but also didn't concede many. I finished the season in 17th, relativley unspectacular, never in danger of relegation, 14 points off the drop zone at the end.

By the start of the next season (2012/13) I was already getting linked with other jobs and it was my intention that this be my last season at Bromley, I don't feel I could take them much further. By January I had them 11th in the table and with a very slight possibility of a play-off place, when the Chesterfield manager Mike Newell got sacked and I was the favourite for the job. I launched a press statement saying I would be extremally interested in the job and also applied. I was given the job so left Bromley half a season earlier than I invisaged, but I can see real potential at Chesterfield. When I took over they were 22nd, 1 point off the drop zone and in very real danger of going down to the Conference. I lost my first league game, but then went unbeaten in the next 9, winning 6 and drawing 3. A comfortable mid-table finish of 15th saw a decent start to my League 2 career.

Into 2013/14, and my aim if a moderate and easily achievable top half finish, I will infact be looking for promotion though. An excellent start to the season, culminating with this result, has seen me become the early pacesetters in the division, lets hope I can keep it up :)

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx69/feedoknasher/Untitled-8.png

Incidentally, down at Bromley my replacement Gary Megson appears to be doing a very similar job to the one I did, they finished last season in 11th and are currently 10th this year, so I've left a mini-legacy there aswell!

Really enjoying this game so far.

acidmonkey
13-05-2011, 15:18
nice one but this would normally be post HERE (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/152884-Career-Updates-Forum-Mini-Updates-Thread/page14) not complaining just a heads up for the future, nice one on the legacy youve left dude

Jason the Yank
14-05-2011, 19:16
Deisler: id say no stay and finish what you started with Leiria

Whereas I would probably take the Porto job. :D

Deisler26
16-05-2011, 00:36
Whereas I would probably take the Porto job. :D

Porto ended up winning the title on the last day and I finished 5th and in Europe. I'm happy.

gerrard123
22-05-2011, 15:11
i have just won the leauge with liverpool man u 22 times winners liverpool 19 time winners

acidmonkey
22-05-2011, 18:12
i have just won the leauge with liverpool man u 22 times winners liverpool 19 time winners

Keep going mate im on 33 with sunderland ;) congrats on the league win :D

jaycar
22-05-2011, 19:47
Just survived a change of chairman :D thank god...

acidmonkey
22-05-2011, 19:54
same :)
10

AcidBurn
22-05-2011, 20:00
Keep going mate im on 33 with sunderland ;) congrats on the league win :D

That's nothing I won league two and finished 2nd in league one along with winning the JPT.

AcidBurn
22-05-2011, 20:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTl1Fiz0cpY

Thought I would do a bit of bragging and show Aguero scoring a wonderful chipped shot from outside the area.

jackripper
22-05-2011, 20:33
possibly the best goal ive ever seen on fm...wow

Nobby_McDonald
22-05-2011, 22:28
Boom! What a shot.

Nobby_McDonald
22-05-2011, 22:28
i have just won the leauge with liverpool man u 22 times winners liverpool 19 time winners

In English please?

jackripper
23-05-2011, 14:59
In English please?

must be the language called scouse

Flamers
23-05-2011, 20:49
Can we have a General Discussion thread about non FM things?

rancer890
23-05-2011, 21:03
Can we have a General Discussion thread about non FM things?

Isn't that like an OTF thread? Not sure if a mod would allow one because it didn't work out in CSE.

Flamers
23-05-2011, 21:06
Yer similar, it's obv up to the mods though :)

Deisler26
23-05-2011, 22:35
Yer similar, it's obv up to the mods though :)

That's a big no. We already tried something like that in GD with the All-NIghter Thread and it was banned by the mods.

Flamers
23-05-2011, 22:48
That's GD.... there is a reason why most of us don't go there :P

Nobby_McDonald
23-05-2011, 22:57
The IQ of the average poster in GD can be counted on one hand.

Deisler26
24-05-2011, 00:21
The IQ of the average poster in GD can be counted on one hand.

I totally agree. But we were told that there's one in OTF which is good enough

rancer890
25-05-2011, 15:17
So, after a full day of forum maintenance, what exactly has changed? Other than a interface looks a little different and the quotes seem a little different??

AcidBurn
25-05-2011, 15:58
I would like an off topic thread, it works well in good players forum since it was brought back.

Flamers
25-05-2011, 16:07
@rancer at a guess it was probably with the database it self, or a new updated forum code :)

Its safer to change those things while no one can post or it can corrupt the database :) (I have done it before and broken it... Not good...)

dafuge
25-05-2011, 19:58
Can we have a General Discussion thread about non FM things?

If there's something that really needs asking then I don't mind this thread being used, but I'm generally not a fan of off topic threads within sub forums.

We do have off topic (http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php/15-Off-Topic-Discussion) and football (http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php/14-Football-Forum) forums for stuff like that. They may not be everyone's cup of tea as forums but they are great if you have specific interests that have their own threads.

Flamers
25-05-2011, 20:48
Ok, I just didn't want to go off topic then get the rage of you or another mod for going off topic. Thank you for clearing it up :)

jackripper
26-05-2011, 15:37
getting bored of fm at the mo with my soton save so any ideas on what i can do to keep me occupied?

Flamers
26-05-2011, 15:41
One word: Minecraft

jackripper
26-05-2011, 15:51
One word: Minecraft

lol not my type of game tbh and i meant fm wise lol

acidmonkey
26-05-2011, 15:57
gonna say ive start playing a bit more xbox but mainly grafting and sleeping :)

Flamers
26-05-2011, 16:00
Try and play as a team and just use youth? Or if you really want to confuse people, start as Real Madrid (or an equally rich club) and don't sign anyone and sell every player who isn't a youth. Then start :)

jackripper
26-05-2011, 16:41
gonna say ive start playing a bit more xbox but mainly grafting and sleeping :)

what you play on xbox?

rancer890
26-05-2011, 16:48
lol not my type of game tbh and i meant fm wise lol

You could always start a save in Asia, or in the US lower leagues... :p

AcidBurn
26-05-2011, 17:27
My xbox account got hacked and destroyed I have to start again now. Means I may have to play Oblivion, Red Dead Redemption and both Fallout games all over again.

acidmonkey
26-05-2011, 18:15
My xbox account got hacked and destroyed I have to start again now. Means I may have to play Oblivion, Red Dead Redemption and both Fallout games all over again.

Oh fun :D ill re-add ya if i remember when im next on xbox :)

and jackripper started playing WRC 2010 bit late with it but i like my rally games :)

jackripper
26-05-2011, 18:49
whats your GT's guys

AcidBurn
26-05-2011, 19:25
Oh fun :D ill re-add ya if i remember when im next on xbox :)

and jackripper started playing WRC 2010 bit late with it but i like my rally games :)

It will be fun just not sure what game to do first, might get Oblivion done ready for Skyrim.

My gamer tag is now lefthandofgod81.

hrbfcrule
26-05-2011, 19:50
One word: Minecraft

Such an awesome game :D

Flamers
26-05-2011, 21:36
http://cache.multiplayuk.com/b/1-9342-350x20-51883C-31531E-372619-FFFFFF.png (http://minecraftviewer.com/servers/9342/view)

My server ;) Me and SnakeXe play it

/shameless advertise

Nobby_McDonald
26-05-2011, 22:26
getting bored of fm at the mo with my soton save so any ideas on what i can do to keep me occupied?

Toss yourself off. Five minutes later you'll be back into your FM save.

Deisler26
27-05-2011, 08:52
Taken over my first ever big club. Loved my time at Leiria, but the chance to manage Schweinstiger and Thomas Muller was too good to pass up.

noikeee
27-05-2011, 11:37
Been reading this forum for the past few days and it's been quite enjoyable, particularly the journeyman careers. Trouble is by reading it, it's made me want to make one too, and now I'm into a dilemma. I already have a career running in the CSE forum for the Gundo Challenge. And a sign-up which isn't generating much interest. Getting spread thin at the moment with these 2 things, nevermind with an extra career! I'm thinking of killing off the sign-up, but still don't know whether to remain in the Gundo or start a journeyman save here. I'm 13 or 14 seasons into it, and closer than ever to finishing a challenge which is something I've never done. Starting to get past the Champions League groups regularly. On the other hand, the domestic championship is so easy, and the progress in Europe so slow that it's getting less fun than it was...

What would you guys do?

Flamers
27-05-2011, 12:36
It's completely up to you. I find it easier to be with one club but then thats how I like to play. You may want to start at a low club and just get higher jobs when offered, it's your choice.

noikeee
27-05-2011, 12:58
Well yes I do tend to find it hard to leave a club too because you have to start all over again, but sometimes there's a point where you want a new challenge.

Btw don't worry about the future of your french goalie, if I kill off the Tata sign-up at least I'll let it holiday till the end of their careers and reveal what happened to the players/clubs. :)

Flamers
27-05-2011, 12:59
Hopefully I win a World Cup, or several and become the best goalie in the world, MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA :P

jaycar
28-05-2011, 11:57
Sometimes this game just makes me want to snap the disk...

Playing Sheffield utd away, who have just been on a 6 game losing streak, we go one up in the 80th minute, I go from our 4-4-1-1 to a 4-1-4-1 to kill the game off, go defensive, all the normal SUS shouts, etc, and Nick Montgomery with his long shots stat of a massive 4 sticks one in from 30 yards in the 89th minute.

Drives me mental, when the game decides it wants you to draw there is just nothing you can do about it. I am always conceding late goals or equalisers, no matter what I do to try and prevent it.

Deisler26
28-05-2011, 22:13
Sometimes this game just makes me want to snap the disk...

Playing Sheffield utd away, who have just been on a 6 game losing streak, we go one up in the 80th minute, I go from our 4-4-1-1 to a 4-1-4-1 to kill the game off, go defensive, all the normal SUS shouts, etc, and Nick Montgomery with his long shots stat of a massive 4 sticks one in from 30 yards in the 89th minute.

Drives me mental, when the game decides it wants you to draw there is just nothing you can do about it. I am always conceding late goals or equalisers, no matter what I do to try and prevent it.

Dude, you've gone TOO defensive, IMO

I just go to control, keep possesion, hassle opponents. Doesn't always work, but it good enough

rancer890
28-05-2011, 23:32
Dude, you've gone TOO defensive, IMO

I just go to control, keep possesion, hassle opponents. Doesn't always work, but it good enough

I do everything what Deisler says except I counter. It works for me.

jaycar
29-05-2011, 07:36
Good advice lads, but I've tried just leaving it and end up drawing, going more possession based and drawing, etc. The change of formation is a recent attempt at holding on, but the amount of times my teams let a 2 or 3 goal lead slip is a joke. AI teams play like derby one half, brazil the next.

Baaically if they get one then its a forgone conclusion they will draw it level.

Deisler26
31-05-2011, 04:44
What a way to score your 100th goal for the club... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtdGzIcmyfw)

SnakeXe
31-05-2011, 08:06
Good advice lads, but I've tried just leaving it and end up drawing, going more possession based and drawing, etc. The change of formation is a recent attempt at holding on, but the amount of times my teams let a 2 or 3 goal lead slip is a joke. AI teams play like derby one half, brazil the next.

Baaically if they get one then its a forgone conclusion they will draw it level.
I find "Defensive" to be actually very good at holding onto a lead with the system I play. Because I have a back four and two defensive midfielders, it generally results in us keeping possession in the back 6 for most of the rest of the match.

Regardless, I think the best advice is to look at where the opposition threat is coming from. If they're dominating you in midfield, bring in an extra player in the centre, if it's down the flanks, shield your fullbacks with wide midfielders, etc. If they're drawing you out of position, reduce closing down to keep your shape. Always look at occupying their dangerous player(s) with one of yours. And don't forget to retain a threat on the counter, or else they'll keep you pinned on the edge of your own area, which isn't a good place to be.


What a way to score your 100th goal for the club... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtdGzIcmyfw)
Beautiful finish!

iacovone
31-05-2011, 20:39
Is it just me that seems to concede 90% of their goals from set pieces? Its so bloody annoying :mad:

Any tactical tips to amend this bstard of a problem I'm encountering?

Flamers
31-05-2011, 20:46
Get taller defenders.

rancer890
31-05-2011, 20:50
Get taller defenders.

Get defenders that can jump.

iacovone
31-05-2011, 20:57
Ok assume in the Bulgarian 2nd tier, no-one can jump and the majority of defenders are under 6 foot. Then what?

rancer890
31-05-2011, 21:07
Then find sub 6 foot defenders who can jump higher than the opposition. :p

iacovone
31-05-2011, 21:09
Then find sub 6 foot defenders who can jump higher than the opposition. :p

:D...simple as that then!

jaycar
02-06-2011, 09:09
I find "Defensive" to be actually very good at holding onto a lead with the system I play. Because I have a back four and two defensive midfielders, it generally results in us keeping possession in the back 6 for most of the rest of the match.

Regardless, I think the best advice is to look at where the opposition threat is coming from. If they're dominating you in midfield, bring in an extra player in the centre, if it's down the flanks, shield your fullbacks with wide midfielders, etc. If they're drawing you out of position, reduce closing down to keep your shape. Always look at occupying their dangerous player(s) with one of yours. And don't forget to retain a threat on the counter, or else they'll keep you pinned on the edge of your own area, which isn't a good place to be.


Beautiful finish!

Do you play a deep 4-2-3-1 then? I use the version with 2 CM's.

Things have been a little better lately, if anything we arescoring the late goals! I've found that counter attack, plus hassling is keeping those annoying long shots down a bit better, but its mostly set pieces and longshots I seem to concede from.

Nottingham Forest
02-06-2011, 09:13
Ok assume in the Bulgarian 2nd tier, no-one can jump and the majority of defenders are under 6 foot. Then what?

Bulgarian 2nd tier is amazing. What year are you in?

jackripper
02-06-2011, 12:18
anyone recomend a team in europe that i could do wa youth challenge with

Flamers
02-06-2011, 12:28
How hard do you want it?

jackripper
02-06-2011, 12:30
How hard do you want it?

a challenge but a league which could possibly lead to a financial backing if that makes sense

I wouldve done Ireland but the season is a weird time scale.

Flamers
02-06-2011, 12:34
Possibly Russia? Or maybe Croatia?

rancer890
02-06-2011, 16:52
Germany? France? Ukraine? China?

acidmonkey
02-06-2011, 19:01
right decision time, im finally home, so after 16 hours awake and a 110 mile drive home + a shift at work, do i play fm or save it for tomorrow?

jackripper
02-06-2011, 19:17
play it and cheers guys for responses

SnakeXe
05-06-2011, 15:14
Do you play a deep 4-2-3-1 then? I use the version with 2 CM's.
Yeah I start with the deeper two midfielders at DM. I do move them to MC if the opposition midfield is standing well off them and crowding the playmaker.

Deisler26
05-06-2011, 16:16
I can't believe how enjoyable this FM11 save is for me. Trying desperately to win Liga ZON Sagres with this squad I've bulit and had faith in throughout the years and various players (Kim Kallstrom, Anis Beh-Hatira, regen Jordan Stephenson) becoming massive favourites of mine. LOVE IT!

jaycar
10-06-2011, 07:22
Just been promoted to the prem with leeds, can somebody suggest a nice solid formation? I've been using a 4-4-1-1 in this save but I feel a DM would be a good idea if I want to stay up.

I have one good winger, fullbacks are average.

jackripper
10-06-2011, 14:10
id stick with the formation youve been using to be honest. I never change tactics regardless of any situation. your team should be used to the formation and the way you play so going up and making changes could back fire. However so could not changing it.

markyosullivan
11-06-2011, 16:05
How does all the people in this forum make the manager history code? :s Do they use past games and use that for the code? :s

dafuge
11-06-2011, 16:06
I write it in notepad first and then stick it in the code tags.

Raware
11-06-2011, 16:59
I write it in notepad first and then stick it in the code tags.

Me too :thup:.

Flamers
11-06-2011, 18:14
Do that once then copy and paste :D

markyosullivan
12-06-2011, 13:59
Thanks for the help guys. :)

Cougar2010
12-06-2011, 23:13
Also using "Preview Post" helps a lot.

markyosullivan
14-06-2011, 18:50
Another question I have to ask, how do you get the club crests in the post? Where do you find the image? I've looked for crests but I can't find one with a transparent background. :(

noikeee
14-06-2011, 18:57
Another question I have to ask, how do you get the club crests in the post? Where do you find the image? I've looked for crests but I can't find one with a transparent background. :(

All I search for is first wikipedia, then google images. Unless it's a really obscure club you'll find at least one with a white background.

markyosullivan
14-06-2011, 19:02
All I search for is first wikipedia, then google images. Unless it's a really obscure club you'll find at least one with a white background.

Thanks :) Got one now. :)

Raware
14-06-2011, 20:25
If you have Photoshop, you can delete the background.

rancer890
14-06-2011, 20:44
Or even GIMP. :)

acidmonkey
14-06-2011, 20:51
i thought that said or even A gimp :) im thinking i dont have my own personal gimp lol

AcidBurn
14-06-2011, 21:00
i thought that said or even A gimp :) im thinking i dont have my own personal gimp lol

I have one of my own.

Flamers
15-06-2011, 11:28
I use the metallic logo pack logos in my posts :)

AK22
15-06-2011, 12:06
I use the metallic logo pack logos in my posts :)

Same here, I upload the logo out of the FM graphics folder.

roganp
15-06-2011, 15:15
Is there an easy way of finding a certain teams logo from the metallic pack?

Flamers
16-06-2011, 13:19
Put the Unique ID's on in the options menu, click on the team and that number is the number of the file :)

roganp
16-06-2011, 19:22
Cheers Flamers :thup:

Deisler26
12-07-2011, 14:01
And we're back!!!

Managed to finally win the Liga Sagres with Leiria. This formed part of the domestic treble and I also lost narrowly in the EURO Cup final

Deisler26
12-07-2011, 14:13
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/delenfent/Leiria/400notout.jpg

iacovone
12-07-2011, 14:16
What year are you in Deisler?

Think we're the only two in here :D

Deisler26
12-07-2011, 14:20
*points to location* ;)

2019-2020. And yep, it seems that way!

iacovone
12-07-2011, 14:22
How embarrassing...

Well congrats on your treble!

Deisler26
12-07-2011, 14:30
Thanks dude. Took a LONG time to get there. The most I've spent in 7 seasons on one player was 2.9m on a young Spanish midfielder.

Finishes have been 14th, 14th, 4th (record finish at the time), 5th, 2nd (record finish at the time), 4th and 1st (record finish)

iacovone
12-07-2011, 14:34
Nice mate :thup:

Did the treble in Serie C2C in my 7th season as a career manager (7th club too) - the feeling of finally achieving something was great :D

Deisler26
12-07-2011, 14:39
That'll do nicely! In my FM10 career, it took me 10 years to win one trophy. That was my third club too.

DodgeeD
12-07-2011, 15:28
Make that the only three! :D

Lot of catching up to do - my last update with Flamengo was 2020 and I'm now in Jan 2025! :o

DodgeeD
12-07-2011, 15:30
I mean last update was 2022 - been so long I forgot! :p

Raware
12-07-2011, 15:33
Make that four of us. Good to see you guys back! :D

I think we could be seeing a fair few updated threads in the next few days...plenty of reading :D.

AcidBurn
12-07-2011, 15:35
Great to have the forums back and should be plenty of career updates to read soon.

I finally achieved my goal of making New Zealand teams go into the Asian Champions League but then I did something a bit more fun. I created a World Champions League that has 256 teams from 100 countries battle it out through three qualifying rounds then a huge group stage with 16 groups of four onto five knock out rounds to determine the best team in the world. This would be a real pain for big sides in 20 team leagues but in New Zealand this is nothing as it is only a 14 game league followed by a play-off.

So I can see me starting an Auckland City career at some point and trying to become the best team in the world but the World Champions League would be very hard to win.

DodgeeD
12-07-2011, 15:35
I think Photobucket's about to get swamped with uploads - I have all mine filed for each season ready to go ;)

Raware
12-07-2011, 15:37
Mine's all typed up in Word with photo's uploaded to Photobucket and ready to upload here :D.

Valin
12-07-2011, 18:15
Mine's all typed up in Word with photo's uploaded to Photobucket and ready to upload here :D.

Much more organised than me, got some of the screenshots and some notes but 2010-2022 to type up.... ugghh

dafuge
12-07-2011, 18:51
Feels a bit weird to be back, I only managed two seasons :(

Deisler26
12-07-2011, 21:30
I miss updating. I need a new thread.

Raware
12-07-2011, 21:40
Much more organised than me, got some of the screenshots and some notes but 2010-2022 to type up.... ugghh

I guess I'm just far too anal and like things all sorted and done and dusted. Plus, I couldn't be doing with knowing that I've got to write up season reports in which I've completely forgotten what happened :D. Good luck in remembering seasons 2010-2022! ;)

AK22
13-07-2011, 07:31
Welcome back everyone! I've only completed two seasons on my save, will write it up at the weekend. Took the chance to have a mini-summer FM break; my interest seems to dip a bit when there's no live football on the tv anyway. Only a month to go until the Premier League starts again though :thup:

Surprisingly, going 'cold turkey' from the forums was nice for a little while, I actually got some work done for a change! Oh well, that won't last for long now :D

jackripper1
13-07-2011, 09:24
is there anway i can get my old account back as i use an old email addy i bloody hope so

jackripper
13-07-2011, 10:15
phew finally managed to sort my account out now..welcome back

iacovone
13-07-2011, 12:36
Welcome back everyone! I've only completed two seasons on my save, will write it up at the weekend. Took the chance to have a mini-summer FM break; my interest seems to dip a bit when there's no live football on the tv anyway. Only a month to go until the Premier League starts again though :thup:

Surprisingly, going 'cold turkey' from the forums was nice for a little while, I actually got some work done for a change! Oh well, that won't last for long now :D

Ha know what you mean :)

Flamers
15-07-2011, 11:21
If any of you guys have Minecraft then send me a PM, I have a server and I need guys to play on it :P

Info: http://cache.multiplayuk.com/b/1-9342-560x95-7-FF5519-FFFFFF.png (http://minecraftviewer.com/servers/9342/view)

jackripper
16-07-2011, 09:14
If any of you guys have Minecraft then send me a PM, I have a server and I need guys to play on it :P

Info: http://cache.multiplayuk.com/b/1-9342-560x95-7-FF5519-FFFFFF.png (http://minecraftviewer.com/servers/9342/view)

Havent played it but dam it looks crap.

Deisler26
16-07-2011, 09:18
havent played it but dam it looks crap.

iTHIS.................

Jimbokav1971
16-07-2011, 18:18
How do you add pics so that they appear on the page as a pic rather than a link to a pic?

rancer890
17-07-2011, 00:43
I'm back everyone :D. Too bad I kinda lost interest in my Reading save...

dafuge
17-07-2011, 07:28
How do you add pics so that they appear on the page as a pic rather than a link to a pic?

There's an 'insert image' icon (just below the smiley one) which allows you to insert an image from a url (or your computer).

Jimbokav1971
17-07-2011, 11:13
Thanks daufuge.

I need to untick the "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" box when linking by URL. (I am just as clueless now as I used to be). :lol:

dafuge
17-07-2011, 11:17
Just testing:

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dafuge
17-07-2011, 11:17
Yes, looks like that box needs to be unticked.

crouchaldinho
17-07-2011, 11:54
If any of you guys have Minecraft then send me a PM, I have a server and I need guys to play on it :P

Info: http://cache.multiplayuk.com/b/1-9342-560x95-7-FF5519-FFFFFF.png (http://minecraftviewer.com/servers/9342/view)

I'll check it out Flamers. I've been playing a ton of that game. I absolutely love it.

For those saying that it looks rubbish, the graphics are basic/retro, which is part of its charm for me personally. It creates some pretty epic worlds to explore.

I'll give a brief description for those who haven't heard of it. This video probably sums it up - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaMTedT6P0I

Essentially, as the name suggests, you mine and craft primarily.

It's an open-ended game with endless possibilities. No specific plot to follow or anything like that. The game generates a giant random world for you to explore. Basically, the primary tasks are to 1) survive and 2) collect resources.

You start out with nothing and need to find resources to shelter before nightfall. It's a kind of survival mode. Then, slowly but surely, you can start building a decent base, exploring, mining deep down into the world, and building stuff. All the time, you have to be wary of creatures/monsters which will attack you. They spawn at night, hence the need to shelter, but even during the day you can be at risk, and anywhere there is darkness (e.g. caves, underground whilst mining etc.)

The great thing about the game is there is a variety of ways to play it. You can concentrate on exploring, building, fighting with the bad guys, blowing stuff up, harvesting stuff or whatever you want.

To be honest, the stuff I build isn't very impressive really. I'm more into mining and exploring etc. Building isn't the only thing in the game. It can be very fun, of course, but I actually prefer the survival aspect and exploring the world. Finding weird landscapes, cave systems, dungeons, and fighting with the monsters. Can't really explain what I like about it so much. It's just a lot of fun.

You can also get as technical as you want with it. You can live in a hole in the ground if you want. Alternatively, you can build a castle or live in an Egyptian style pyramid, whatever you want! You can also build electronic stuff if you're really nerdy - the furthest I've got is creating a rail track where you can turn and press a button to start moving. The possibilities are pretty much endless.

This is a funny video about surviving the first night - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UdEFmxRmNE (Bear in mind that that was an alpha version of the game and that things have changed quite a bit, plus those two are pretty useless at surviving!

crouchaldinho
17-07-2011, 11:58
Sorry if that was way off topic. ;)

To get on topic again, I've not played a lot of FM lately. I recently had about a two or three month break from FM.

Then, the other day, I fired up FM10 and played out season 21 & 22 with St. Albans City. Will have to update my thread at some point but I think it will probably be mini updates as I wasn't playing with updates in mind due to the forums being down.

Anyway, to the point.... at first, I thoroughly enjoyed getting back to some FM. But, after while, the game started annoying me off again. There are some really annoying issues with FM10 in my opinion. The worst one I kept coming across was this bug where a player 'wants a new challenge'. What happens is this:

'I want a new challenge,' says the player.
'No you don't,' says Crouchaldinho.
'Yes, I do!'
'Well, have a new lucrative contract instead! How about that?' pleads Crouchaldinho.
'Okay, I am now happy. That's just great!' replies the player.

Two FM days pass.

'I'm unhappy again! I need a new challenge!'

And on and on it goes. Grrrrr! Really frustrating. :mad:

That's what's going on with half of my squad for the majority of the season. It's like a constant battle, to be honest, and so very frustrating. Can anyone tell me if this was sorted for FM11?

Then things like press conferences just really annoy me. Plus how reliant we seem to be on bloody team talks half of the time. And how slow the game seems to process. Then I find that I'm playing not because I'm enjoying myself but just to get to the end of the season! I just keep going but I'm not having fun any more. Grrrr!

I've kind of reached the conclusion that I should revert to an old version for a while and play one of the games that processes a bit quicker on my computer. One that doesn't have press conferences and one where team talks aren't the be all and end all. One where players aren't complaining every five minutes and one where I feel that I am having fun. One with the old 2D match engine and tactical arrows maybe! ;)

Thing is, I'm dying to play some football management games but just fed up with the direction of the FM series right now.

I might end up giving either FM07 or FM08 a shot for a while. Just for a bit of nostalgic fun.

Any recommendations or thoughts?

Flamers
17-07-2011, 12:20
Crouchy or get a better computer? :P

crouchaldinho
17-07-2011, 12:47
Yeah, my computer isn't great. I won't lie and say that doesn't have something to do with it but there is also more to it than that!

Flamers
17-07-2011, 12:48
Play in Iceland :P The answer to all your FM woes, by the time your good enough to play in the CL you have done 20 seasons :P

crouchaldinho
17-07-2011, 12:51
You and Iceland! :rolleyes: ;)

I actually really fancy trying a proper journeyman save but I know that my laptop won't be good enough for it on FM10.

Might be getting a new computer at some point in the future though, so that might solve some of my woes.

jackripper
17-07-2011, 12:54
im thinking of loading up fm07 do it crouchie

Jimbokav1971
17-07-2011, 12:55
Crouchy. I have a pretty average laptop and am still playing FM09.

For much of my career, (until about 2038), I asked my Ass Man to deal with press conferences.

Now because I was managing a small club compared to those I was competeing with, there was always the agreed expectation that we would be viewed as the poor relations to the big-boys, (and this continued even after success was achieved against the big boys). While it was annoying, I suppose it is also realistic. Having said that, I did notice that it lessened over time and while it annoyed me at the time, the players that left for "bigger" clubs were often those that although they were top players, might have had hidden stats that maybe meant that they were not the type of player that I wanted to stay anyway.

I have 2 players, (in particular), that stayed with me through recent years without so much as a murmer, despite being the best DC and SC in England, (and in the case of the SC the best in the World). Other very good players have come and gone but these 2 have just got on with it.

When a player wants to leave, yeah it frustrates me, but i just use it as a springboard to something else. I particularly remember a string of MC's that just kept on coming and going and who never really reached the heights again after leaving.

I just pretend that I am SAF and show em the door while counting an enormous pile of money. :lol: (And of course everyone who leaves does so with future sell-on clauses).

I cannot recommend a return to FM09 highly enough. :thup:

jackripper
17-07-2011, 13:03
just loading up fm07 but cant remeber if it needed patching anyone remember lol

crouchaldinho
17-07-2011, 13:14
im thinking of loading up fm07 do it crouchie

I think I'm going to load one of them. I still have FM08 installed, and customised with my own views and modified skin, so maybe it will be that one.

I know I can load a whole bunch of leagues on that version even on my crappy laptop, so maybe I will give a journeyman a go for something different.



Crouchy. I have a pretty average laptop and am still playing FM09.

For much of my career, (until about 2038), I asked my Ass Man to deal with press conferences.


Hi Jimbokav1971. Yeah, I've been doing that in the last couple of seasons. I used to do all of the press conferences but it got to a point where I wasn't even reading the questions because I knew which answers I wanted to click each time. I just got so, so bored of the press conferences. :rolleyes:


Now because I was managing a small club compared to those I was competeing with, there was always the agreed expectation that we would be viewed as the poor relations to the big-boys, (and this continued even after success was achieved against the big boys). While it was annoying, I suppose it is also realistic.

Yeah, it's realistic to a point. I'm still not title favourites though despite winning six titles in a row!

The 'new challenge' issue isn't a problem with it happening. I can definitely accept that some players might want to move on for a new challenge, although it's something I would like to be quite rare. The problem with FM10 is the frequency with which it tends to happen. I have a whole bunch of players complaining on an almost constant basis.

If you get them to accept a new contract and they say that they are happy, that should be it, surely, at least for some considerable time! But I end up with them complaining five minutes later once again! You've just signed a new contract, for goodness sake, what's your problem!

I get even more annoyed when someone says that they want to move to a bigger club and it turns out to be a club who haven't won anything for a decade and are used to mid-table mediocrity. We're the most successful English club right now! There is nobody bigger!

To be honest, I've no idea if this has been a problem with other FMs. This is the furthest I've got with a small club to big club game, so it might always have been a problem, but I didn't realise. I have to say, it's slightly putting me off the small club to big club game. At least with a career game, when you get to the top you'll be with an already established club, so you shouldn't experience the issue quite so much.


Having said that, I did notice that it lessened over time and while it annoyed me at the time, the players that left for "bigger" clubs were often those that although they were top players, might have had hidden stats that maybe meant that they were not the type of player that I wanted to stay anyway.

Could be. I'm happy with letting the odd player go but I have one or two favourites who I badly want to stay. :( It's the same battle with them every season.


I have 2 players, (in particular), that stayed with me through recent years without so much as a murmer, despite being the best DC and SC in England, (and in the case of the SC the best in the World). Other very good players have come and gone but these 2 have just got on with it.

Yeah, my fantastic striker, Michel Vermeer, hasn't moaned once. I love that guy! :cool:


When a player wants to leave, yeah it frustrates me, but i just use it as a springboard to something else. I particularly remember a string of MC's that just kept on coming and going and who never really reached the heights again after leaving.

I just pretend that I am SAF and show em the door while counting an enormous pile of money. (And of course everyone who leaves does so with future sell-on clauses).

It just feels like if I did that, I'd be constantly rebuilding. I have a tight chairman at the moment as well, so I'm really hesitant about letting people go, in case I can't actually replace them with similar quality players.

Do we have any idea what kind of players behave like this? Maybe players of a certain personality?


I cannot recommend a return to FM09 highly enough. :thup:

I have to say, that's unfortunately one of the versions of FM that I didn't really get on with. If I go back, it'll be to a game prior to that. I miss the old 2D engine and tactical arrows!

crouchaldinho
17-07-2011, 13:14
just loading up fm07 but cant remeber if it needed patching anyone remember lol

Yeah, pretty sure that one went to 7.2!

crouchaldinho
17-07-2011, 13:15
Just checked jackripper. I have all the patches for older games saved in a folder. You need fm2007_patch_7.0.2.

jackripper
17-07-2011, 13:23
cheers for some reasion it wont install.. Crouchie do you see a huge difference in the amount of leagues you can load on fm08 than on fm10. My pc bit poo also and wanna do big journeyman.

crouchaldinho
17-07-2011, 14:39
Yeah, pretty big difference for me.

My laptop is pretty rubbish. Fm08 runs much smoother and quicker on my machine.

FM10 is one of the quicker of the post-FM08 versions for me, but still FM08 would be much faster.

I reckon I could happily get away with running 15+ leagues from 5+ countries on FM08 at a very comfortable speed. Whereas on FM10, I had about 8 leagues from 3 countries running, and it wasn't too great. Not terribly slow but slow enough that it put me off a little bit. I actually decided after this that I would only run one country's leagues on FM10 from now on.

I have a crappy laptop though. 1.66GHz dual core with 2GB RAM. Running Vista as well, which is a bit hopeless really. I think the newer FM games need that little bit more spec to play multiple leagues. Also, my laptop is quite old and I think that impacts on what it can comfortably run.

crouchaldinho
17-07-2011, 14:51
You only have to look at the specs as well.

FM08: minimum 1.2GHZ processor, recommended dual core 2.2GHz. Minimum 256MB RAM, recommended 1GB RAM.

FM10/11: requires 1.4GHz and 1GB RAM as its minimum requirement. That's just the minimum to run the game in the most basic way too.

The minimum requirement for FM10 is similar to the recommended requirements for FM08. So you can get away with much, much less in terms of processor power and memory on FM08.

Looking at the above, I see that I went from having a laptop which was close to the recommended specs on FM08 (i.e. that would run the game very well), to having a laptop that only meets the bare minimum on FM10/11. :(

DodgeeD
17-07-2011, 14:59
I'm back everyone :D. Too bad I kinda lost interest in my Reading save...Welcome back. Time to start anopther 'Crazy Canuck' thread then? :)

FMtillidie
17-07-2011, 15:01
dont know wether to start a career update with real madrid C with my Spanish league expansion

jackripper
17-07-2011, 16:42
dont know wether to start a career update with real madrid C with my Spanish league expansion

id say go for it..

FMtillidie
17-07-2011, 16:47
id say go for it..

think i might wait and see how i do in the first 3 months ;)

iacovone
17-07-2011, 17:43
Crouchy we're never going to do this Eastern European career ;)

I reckon its the frustration of a slow game pace. Go and get yourself a new computer, fire up FM11 and then travel the world as a journeyman. You'll love it :cool:

crouchaldinho
18-07-2011, 12:57
Ah, the Eastern European career. Such promise and such potential. :(

I really do need a new laptop at some point but it might have to wait until Christmas unfortunately.

iacovone
18-07-2011, 13:02
Just in time for "Crouchy and Iacovone travel the Baltic states - FM12". I can see it now :cool:

crouchaldinho
18-07-2011, 13:04
You're such a tease Iacovone! :p

jackripper
18-07-2011, 13:36
Ah, the Eastern European career. Such promise and such potential. :(

I really do need a new laptop at some point but it might have to wait until Christmas unfortunately.

Hopefully youve been a good boy and as Santas watching

crouchaldinho
18-07-2011, 13:40
Hopefully youve been a good boy and as Santas watching

Exactly. :p

Deisler26
18-07-2011, 14:38
I never got the hype about FM06-08. Literally stopped playing for three years as they were terrible (IMO! IMO!)

jackripper
18-07-2011, 14:56
fm08 is running like a dream for me and tactics are soooo much easier with just the arrows.

rancer890
18-07-2011, 15:18
FM08 newgens were terrible though. And board confidence. So I never really liked FM08. I liked FM09 most followed by FM10. But I just can't go back to play them though now.

AcidBurn
18-07-2011, 15:29
I cannot play any of the older games because I love the 3d match engine to much to go back to the dots.

Raware
20-07-2011, 15:46
I'm still on dots (nostalgic I guess :)) but have to say FM11 would make it difficult for me to go back to another version, even 08 which (besides from the awful regens) is still one of my favourite FM's.

Jpayne
20-07-2011, 17:56
Nearly banged out the 2015 league with Notts Forest! Managed to get us up to 6th in the EPL so far, won the Carling cup, semis of the Europa league and final of the FA Cup. Lucky me.

iacovone
21-07-2011, 08:29
Still a dot man myself actually. Only switch to 3D if someone gets in the goal of the month awards

crouchaldinho
21-07-2011, 10:54
Good man Iacovone. :thup:

Always the dots for me! :D

Deisler26
21-07-2011, 13:20
I switch from dots to sideline, whenever I feel like it.

Deisler26
21-07-2011, 14:45
UGH! HATE losing to Porto. What's more frustrating is seeing your strikers put it wide time after time in a crunch match. GAAAHHH!!

Nobby_McDonald
21-07-2011, 23:27
3D match every time for me.

DodgeeD
22-07-2011, 12:44
A 3D convert myself. :) Usually watch in Touchline mode but I have been known to use vertical scrolling when tweaking tactics to look at the overall shape ;)

rancer890
22-07-2011, 14:46
I can't stand dots...3D all the way :p

AK22
22-07-2011, 16:00
I've just recently upgraded my PC, and for the first time ever, I am able to utilise the 3D graphics. To be honest I don't find them amazing, it looks like something out of a 1990's Mega Drive game. :D

However, I find them a better visual representation than the dots were. If I start feeling nostalgic I may revert back to the dots, but for now, 3D is the way forward for me. Hopefully it will be improved for FM12 :thup:

Flamers
22-07-2011, 19:23
Ak what you running now then? If you don't mind me asking :)

DodgeeD
22-07-2011, 19:46
I've just recently upgraded my PC, and for the first time ever, I am able to utilise the 3D graphics. To be honest I don't find them amazing, it looks like something out of a 1990's Mega Drive game. :D
Be careful with such comparisons - I recently dug out my PlayStation (the original one from the late 90s that is) while waiting for a replacement power supply for the Wii and I was shocked by how poor the graphics were. In my memory the PlayStation had really good graphics and I remember discussing with friends how the graphics on games like Gran Turismo 2 looked 'almost real'. What I saw last week were jagged, polygonated edges round all the cars, crappy tyre smoke effects etc.

And bear in mind my current point of reference is a Wii :D

Flamers
22-07-2011, 21:48
And the Wii is dreadful :P

AK22
23-07-2011, 09:30
Ak what you running now then? If you don't mind me asking :)

I got an i7-2600, 6GB RAM, with 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4650. I know the graphics card isn't top of the range, but my old dual-core rig couldn't even run the 3D graphics :p

AK22
23-07-2011, 09:35
Be careful with such comparisons - I recently dug out my PlayStation (the original one from the late 90s that is) while waiting for a replacement power supply for the Wii and I was shocked by how poor the graphics were. In my memory the PlayStation had really good graphics and I remember discussing with friends how the graphics on games like Gran Turismo 2 looked 'almost real'. What I saw last week were jagged, polygonated edges round all the cars, crappy tyre smoke effects etc.

And bear in mind my current point of reference is a Wii :D


And the Wii is dreadful :P

Yep, the Wii's graphics aren't it's biggest selling point, still good fun though ;)

I suppose my point of reference is my PS3, and the 3D graphics on FM are definitely not from the same decade as the graphics on FIFA. I know SI will unlikely develop the 3D to the standard of EA Games (due to budgets/investments/workforce etc), but there's still room for improvement :D

Flamers
23-07-2011, 15:21
That not too bad :D I went the AMD (cheaper) route :D

SI have the money I'm pretty sure, the thing is you don't REALLY need it :)

Saxonaitor
24-07-2011, 17:18
My head hurts from reading to much :(

But wow so truly amazing stories have happened here :D

AcidBurn
25-07-2011, 18:14
I am seriously thinking of loading a load of leagues and going for a massive journeyman game. I have an i7 overclocked to 4.2 Ghz with 6gb RAM. I am sure I could load a lot of leagues but recently my saves have only had 5 countries loaded so if I was to load 20-30 I am sure I would notice the difference.

rancer890
25-07-2011, 18:22
I always play a lot of leagues (nearly everything) if you see my career threads and I don't have a very good laptop (well it's *only* is dual core 2.1Ghz processor and 4GB of RAM). I never really minded the speed of my system.

You should just load every league.

AcidBurn
25-07-2011, 18:25
Every league gives me half a star rating think I would go mad waiting that long for my game to load and process.

rancer890
25-07-2011, 18:43
Every league gives me half a star rating think I would go mad waiting that long for my game to load and process.

I don`t go by star ratings, only the recommended player limit.

It`s not too bad to me but you can try it out yourself to see.

AcidBurn
25-07-2011, 19:01
Going to go for New Zealand and at least four countries from each continent, should be enough to enjoy travelling the world.

Got to go on an xml hunt now for Costa Rica, an MLS that is more European style and a couple more African leagues.

rancer890
25-07-2011, 19:16
Do a holiday test save first. Some of the xml files might conflict with each other.

rancer890
26-07-2011, 02:23
Is the Minimum Release Clause value at upfront amount or can be upfront and in installments??

For example: Minimum Release Clause is $22 million. Does it have to be $22 mil upfront or can it also be $11 mil upfront and $11 mil installments??

Deisler26
26-07-2011, 13:49
Has to be upfront as far as I know to be automatically activated.

rancer890
26-07-2011, 14:03
Has to be upfront as far as I know to be automatically activated.

Then I lost a player for no reason because I definitely didn't get my full $22 million up front. I would have sold him if it was all upfront, but I only got 25% of that amount and the rest in installments. I didn't save before so I can't post it in the bugs forum anymore.

dafuge
26-07-2011, 14:08
I have a feeling that the clause can be activated as long as the guaranteed payments cover it, payments for appearances/goals etc do not count towards it.

I may be wrong though.

rancer890
26-07-2011, 14:24
But if I need to activate the minimum release clause for another player I have to pay it all upfront..either way he's gone now and now I have to find a replacement.

FM12 really needs to be a lot better because FM11 is probably the most bugged game of all FMs I played (FM08-present).

dafuge
26-07-2011, 14:31
But if I need to activate the minimum release clause for another player I have to pay it all upfront..either way he's gone now and now I have to find a replacement.

FM12 really needs to be a lot better because FM11 is probably the most bugged game of all FMs I played (FM08-present).

I vaugely remember having this conversation in GQ, and it did indeed seem that payments made in installments could activate a release clause (although teh message did not show up on the offer screen).

Try it out, it doesn't look like the cluase has been activated but then the bids are always accepted.

jackripper
26-07-2011, 21:34
http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/257322-met-minimum-fee-clause-and-still-rejected have a read through that see if it helps.

acidmonkey
27-07-2011, 18:26
Well ive finally done it my last save till FM2012 comes out, a mega journey game, Ive loaded EVERY league from every nation only loaded 151,000 players and started unemployed, with a Sunday league rep, some how got the Etoile job in the Singaporean league and look likely to win the thing at first go, might do a thread once Ive got through a season or two

Raware
27-07-2011, 19:09
You do know acidmonkey that Etoile can't play in the Asian Champions League if you win the Singaporean League?

acidmonkey
27-07-2011, 19:20
no i didnt know that, DAMMIT well looks like new job after the season then

Raware
27-07-2011, 19:38
Thought I'd let you know in case you were planning on trying to take Etoile to the heights of Asian football :D ;)

acidmonkey
27-07-2011, 19:45
yea cheers, that was the aim, looks like a Asian move might be in order then

acidmonkey
28-07-2011, 09:35
rancer890 do you mind if i rip off your little stats tables for my new thread?

Jimbokav1971
28-07-2011, 09:52
It's the day of the Community Shield in some far off distant year.

I have a whopping 71 players on the books at the club so surely no issues with selecting a decent squad.

Wrong!

18 players out on loan.
5 players injured.
17 players Travelling to join up with International Squad, (for Euro Qualifying games)

Which leaves me with 31 players to choose from.

4 16 year olds, (including the only GK left at the club).
4 17 year olds.
1 18 year old.
2 19 year olds.

The crux of it is that I have to select 11 players from the Reserves and U18's for the match squad of 18.

How long have I been playing this poxy game and I still get snoozed by stuff like this!

So basically my squad consists of 9 South Americans, 3 home-produced youngsters and 6 assorted others.

Meh!

And just for good measure we conceded 7 goals the last time we played this lot.

It's gonna be a long old season methinks.:rolleyes:

[Edit]

The above was just meant to be a bit of a whinge and a moan and not too serious at all as I fully expected Chelsea to be suffering similar problems. After all their team is built on a bedrock of English and German talent, (most of them regular senior Internationals), and off the top of my head the other big players for them are Belgian, Swiss and Dutch. Can't remember them having any non-Europeans, (so they will be decimated with International call-ups.

Wrong. :lol:

I have 5 players in the senior England Squad, (all unavailable).

They have 5 players in the senior England Squad, (all available).

How the hell does that work?

All their Internationals are available because they are.... "Due to join International Squad tomorrow".

Mine are all unavailable because they are "Travelling to join up with International Squad. Due to arrive today".

Meh meh meh meh meh!

rancer890
28-07-2011, 13:52
rancer890 do you mind if i rip off your little stats tables for my new thread?

That's fine. Go ahead. :)

AcidBurn
28-07-2011, 15:07
Does anyone use twitter to post about their FM career?

crouchaldinho
28-07-2011, 16:02
Hey guys, I'm after some advice if any of you feel able to help me!

I'm wanting to get a new PC and to do a bit more gaming on it than I do now on my current laptop. Now, obviously I know to go for as much processing power and RAM as I can, but what is considered 'good' these days?

Also, I know I'll need a decent graphics card this time and not the rubbish integrated graphics thingy on my current laptop. What sort of thing is best to go for? I really don't have a clue about this kind of thing. :(

My budget isn't huge so I'm really looking at getting the best deal I can whilst not compromising too much on the specs. I've got quite into playing a few games like Minecraft and Terraria lately. Most of the games I like tend to be kind of retro, so I probably don't need anything amazing graphics wise, although I think Minecraft needs something half decent so that you can get more out of it. Obviously, I'd also like to have a PC capable of running Football Manager to a higher standard than my current old laptop. I might end up enjoying the latest FM games more if I had a more capable computer, and if not, I could always run a ton of leagues on one of the old FMs. For once in my FMing career, I really want a fairly quality spec PC where I don't have to scrimp on the leagues as I usually have to. :(

As for desktop or laptop, I haven't made my mind up, but I guess you get more for your money with a desktop (?) and that is definitely a factor in its favour. The only thing is I'd have to be buying the monitor etc. as well as I currently don't have one. Don't know if this makes it the more expensive option or not? The thing that puts me off a laptop is the fact that I've had all kinds of problems with this one's fan getting clogged up with crap. Plus, I know a desktop is easier to upgrade etc.

Basically, any advice appreciated. I haven't really got a specific idea in mind, only a vague one. Can any of you guys help? Thanks in advance.

acidmonkey
28-07-2011, 16:02
ive started using it, As you've seen :)

acidmonkey
28-07-2011, 16:04
crouchaldinho if you have a budget ill price ya a machine, just built a new PC for a mate and i5 for about 400

AcidBurn
28-07-2011, 16:13
ive started using it, As you've seen :)

That's what made me think of using it I did it before as Crewe. Just need more followers lol.

crouchaldinho
28-07-2011, 16:21
That doesn't sound too bad Acidmonkey, although i5 doesn't mean much to me (I'm guessing that's good though)!

To be honest, I'm not 100% sure how much everything costs and how much I even have to spend at the moment. Need to do some calculations! ;)

I guess I'm really looking at as near to the budget computer mark as possible without massively comprising on specs. That probably doesn't help much but until I've done a bit more research and also worked out how much I have to spend, that's all I can say. To be quite honest, I'm a bit clueless as to how much stuff costs anyway. I'm a bit clueless in general in all honesty! :o Whenever I've needed to buy a computer in the past, I've always surfed Amazon and just picked a budget laptop out.

Maybe you can give me some idea of what I can get? Think of me as a tight git, is your best guide! :p

Building my own sounds a bit technical. I know how to do some basic stuff like add RAM etc. but this sounds more complicated! I'm guessing that putting components together for a desktop is a cheap way of doing things but also quite an advanced one?

Nottingham Forest
28-07-2011, 16:29
I was considering following other by going back to old FMs but I think I got rid of all the old old ones and now I only have FM10. Is it worth playing FM10 if I can get it to work.

acidmonkey
28-07-2011, 16:40
The biggest pain is the need for monitor etc. which will add a chunk on, as for i5 the new intel CPUs'

i3 = 2 cores
i5 = 2 or 4 cores
i7 = 2/4/6 cores

your tight fisted right ill have a look :)

crouchaldinho
28-07-2011, 18:22
Would that make a laptop better value then?

Nobby_McDonald
28-07-2011, 19:03
Does anyone use twitter to post about their FM career?

When I remember to.

Nottingham Forest
28-07-2011, 21:56
Proper struggling to get into a save at the moment. What I would like to know is how all those that can have long term saves manage to not get bored.

acidmonkey
28-07-2011, 21:58
constantly change targets, or move clubs to manage in a different country are my aims.

Nottingham Forest
28-07-2011, 22:00
I try to do that but I just get bored. The longest save on Fmm1 that I've had has probably been 2/3 seasons, maybe 4. I just read the forums too much as well and that doesn't help. Or when I see something in the news and I want to be that team. I may go back to have a Forest save but just using the players that come through the academy or that or already at the club. I have a feeling though I'll just get bored.

dafuge
28-07-2011, 22:00
Long term planning is the only way to play, or a journeyman save.

If I ever got bored playing FM I'd try to find something else to do rather than trying to start a new save.

acidmonkey
28-07-2011, 22:02
yea i find if i get bored ill go off and play or do something else then come back to it.

Deisler26
28-07-2011, 22:04
Does anyone use twitter to post about their FM career?

When I'm not posting about ice-hockey, yeah..

Nottingham Forest
28-07-2011, 22:05
I've tried the journeyman saves but I generally don't load enough leagues or load too many which makes it so slow. If I get bored of FM I always try and start a new save, I guess that isn't helping. I don't have many other games which I can play for ages though.

acidmonkey
28-07-2011, 22:08
When I'm not posting about ice-hockey, yeah..

Whats ya twitter name ill follow ya for random FM updates and the ice hockey stuff will be good too :)

Raware
28-07-2011, 22:16
Proper struggling to get into a save at the moment. What I would like to know is how all those that can have long term saves manage to not get bored.

I try and stick to acidmonkeys philosophy...


constantly change targets, or move clubs to manage in a different country are my aims.

For example, my Asian save at the minute. I started out trying to play alongside rancers Asian challenge game but it got to the point where I felt a new challenge was needed for me if I was to continue the save. I came close to achieving rancers challene but as I said, I needed something new so I changed the aim of my save and decided to (as acidmonkey said) manage in a different country and attempt different aims. Once I felt that I had accomplished everything I could in that nation, I moved on.

So, in my save at the minute, I've managed in four of Asia's leagues (Hong Kong, China, Australia, South Korea) with a couple of national team jobs thrown in to keep things interesting and I'm just as much into my save as I was at the beginning. When I start to become tired of it again, I'll look at a new challenge again, maybe trying something like hrbfcrule has done or DSYoungEsq or maybe even going back to trying to complete what I set out to do in completing rancers challenge.

It's all about keeping your save fresh. That's how it works for me anyway :).

Nottingham Forest
28-07-2011, 22:24
I've holidayed a save for a season and a half and it's now in January 2012. I've had a look and I'm going to be Forest who are 18th in the Prem. They also have Toloi(Brazilian CB) on loan from Man United.

Deisler26
28-07-2011, 23:03
I had the challenge of trying to break the domination of the Big 3/4 in Portugal, using only Portuguese players. This was fun!

Nottingham Forest
28-07-2011, 23:05
I've gone off being Forest. Instead using someone's save where Swindon got took over.

Deisler26
28-07-2011, 23:21
I've gone off being Forest. Instead using someone's save where Swindon got took over.

Try Portugal

Deisler26
29-07-2011, 04:34
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/delenfent/Leiria/ooohtempted.jpg

Well?

jackripper
29-07-2011, 07:08
im currently trying to beat every record of most wins in the premier league fa cup league cup champs league and euro super cup with my saints side. Also aiming to take over Fergie in the HOF.

iacovone
29-07-2011, 11:11
Deisler you've got to take that!

Peter G
29-07-2011, 12:24
Thinking about doing a career update on my Darlington save, only problem is that I'm in the 3rd season now so could be out of kilt. Would people be interested.

crouchaldinho
29-07-2011, 12:49
Yeah, suggest you just briefly cover the first two seasons if you don't have the details and then start properly with the third one.

Deisler26
29-07-2011, 18:03
Whats ya twitter name ill follow ya for random FM updates and the ice hockey stuff will be good too :)

@grantsales

They'll be mainly baseball tweets up til October ;)

JerseyShoreDave
30-07-2011, 14:47
Still nothing like taking an Icelandic to Champions League glory... still can't get 2 in a row.

acidmonkey
30-07-2011, 16:34
@grantsales

They'll be mainly baseball tweets up til October ;)

Following now, im Acidphire21 as for baseball meh!

acidmonkey
31-07-2011, 12:06
can you change my title to:

"Acidmonkey's 2011 World Tour!"

dafuge
31-07-2011, 12:08
Done, although for future reference this thread: Mod Requests (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/135645-Mod-Requests) is the one that is usually used for title changes, deletions etc.

AcidBurn
31-07-2011, 15:42
@grantsales

They'll be mainly baseball tweets up til October ;)

Following now as well, I am Acidburn81 by the way.

crouchaldinho
31-07-2011, 18:52
Guys, what are your opinions on Steam? Both in a Football Manager sense and with any other games too?

Also, one very basic question I have is, if I have a game on Steam such as FM or whatever, am I able to play it if I am offline? Or do I need to be logged into the Steam thing and on the Internet to play?

I know we have some who are quite pro- Steam, like Flamers. I've always been negative on Steam but then I recently bought Terraria with it and now I'm thinking maybe I could try FM on it in the future.

acidmonkey
31-07-2011, 19:18
Done, although for future reference this thread: Mod Requests (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/135645-Mod-Requests) is the one that is usually used for title changes, deletions etc.

i knew there was one but i couldn't see it on my phone sorry



Guys, what are your opinions on Steam? Both in a Football Manager sense and with any other games too?

Also, one very basic question I have is, if I have a game on Steam such as FM or whatever, am I able to play it if I am offline? Or do I need to be logged into the Steam thing and on the Internet to play?

I know we have some who are quite pro- Steam, like Flamers. I've always been negative on Steam but then I recently bought Terraria with it and now I'm thinking maybe I could try FM on it in the future.

yea ou can set it up for "offline" mode, you need to be logged into steam, but dont need to be online,

Flamers
31-07-2011, 20:12
As you said I am quite "pro steam". I have a consistent connection so I don't have a problem but you can play in offline mode fine so that is no worry. The main thing I like is that I can chat while I play :)

crouchaldinho
31-07-2011, 20:27
Cheers for the replies Acidmonkey and Flamers.

I've hated Steam ever since I had a bad experience with it when installing FM09. So I avoided it ever since.

But recently, I bought Terraria via Steam, and it seems to have changed quite a bit. I think maybe I might try installing FM on it in the future and maybe try some other games via Steam.

I was just wondering what people's general views were. Originally, I kind of hated that it was intrusive and I also disliked having a third-party application on my computer in order to access a game. But now, I figure having all of my games in one place and some of the other features, like automatic patching and updates for example, are worth it.

acidmonkey
31-07-2011, 20:32
i was in the same boat i hated it, for the exact same reasons, but now i couldn't do with out it, so much better than before.

crouchaldinho
31-07-2011, 20:33
Yeah, I might have to give it a shot with FM too.

Terraria is really good btw. :thup:

Nottingham Forest
31-07-2011, 20:35
Alot of people had problems with Steam for FM09 iirc. I would suggest give it a try again as I've never head any problems with it. If I don't have a connection(when I'm in the car to a mates usually) it just says that it couldn't find a connection and asks you whether to retry or to sign in offline. I don't think you can get the accomplishments when you're offline though but surely that isn't a problem.

crouchaldinho
31-07-2011, 20:40
Cheers for that NF. :thup:

Yeah, I'm not that bothered by the achievements, although I guess it could be interesting.

I suppose you can't get them retrospectively? You have to be playing when you make the achievement right ?

AcidBurn
31-07-2011, 20:41
I like getting the achievements there are some fun ones to try and get. Pretty sure you have to be online to get the achievement.

acidmonkey
31-07-2011, 20:47
yea cant get them retrospectively, they are fun but there are two that's broken but SI wouldn't accept that on the twitter feed

AcidBurn
31-07-2011, 20:55
How can they not accept it when zero percent of people have done them. I never turn my internet off and have achieved the continental king one twice.

acidmonkey
31-07-2011, 21:03
exactly there's only that and the professor achievement 0% of people have but on twitter they said they have been assured they work.

AcidBurn
31-07-2011, 21:13
Would be easier if they actually tried to get the achievements themselves. Would only take a couple of hours if they cheated to see if they work.

Deisler26
31-07-2011, 21:15
Yeah, Steam? Bad FM09 experience and wont ever go back.

rancer890
01-08-2011, 00:27
I like Steam. I've bought a lot of games on it and there are sales sometimes. I really have no complaints about them.

Deisler26
01-08-2011, 01:38
Anyone on tonight?

jackripper
01-08-2011, 06:49
Anyone on tonight?

im on now mate

Deisler26
01-08-2011, 06:56
im on now mate

Typical! I'm off to bed now! :p

jackripper
01-08-2011, 06:59
hahahaha good nite or should it be god morning lol..

acidmonkey
01-08-2011, 09:43
Worst thing about Twitter updates is it shows me getting smashed :(

jackripper
01-08-2011, 10:11
<----- probably the only person that doesnt use twitter

acidmonkey
01-08-2011, 10:31
woo, means you wont know i got smashes 7-2.....oh bugger :(

crouchaldinho
01-08-2011, 11:00
<----- probably the only person that doesnt use twitter

I don't use it either JR.

I'm also not on Facebook!

dafuge
01-08-2011, 11:03
I've not got into twitter either. I've got enough distractions on the computer, I don't need another one!

crouchaldinho
01-08-2011, 11:09
You bought a new computer recently, didn't you Dafuge?

What specs & cost etc.? I'm curious as you seem to run a good amount of leagues and zoom through the seasons! ;)

dafuge
01-08-2011, 11:24
I think I bought it a couple of years ago, can't quite remember. No idea how much it cost, but I remember it was a lot, probably not far off 1k. I could post the specs if you want, but it is probably a bit dated now.

To be honest, the speed at which I play isn't much to do with my computer, it is to do with how I play. I stick to one tactic, let the assistant take the press conferences and OI's and at the moment I watch the matches with commentary only. I also start a game with a lot less than the recommended limit for the players (something like 50k instead of 125k). I think the only time I really notice the speed is when it is saving/loading, which I don't tend to do that often.