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davetems
02-11-2010, 16:23
At the moment steam is saying three days and 1 hour. This would take us well into Friday (the day of release). Can anyone clarify exactly what time I can click a button to make my comp start downloading (incidentally do I have to get up and make my comp do this or will it do it automatically if i have preordered it?)

I know this might have been posted elsewhere but i cant find a specific answer from anyone - can a moderator get involved here?

Cheers


Dave

nev147
02-11-2010, 16:27
Midnight .

chesterfan2
02-11-2010, 16:28
At the moment steam is saying three days and 1 hour. This would take us well into Friday (the day of release). Can anyone clarify exactly what time I can click a button to make my comp start downloading (incidentally do I have to get up and make my comp do this or will it do it automatically if i have preordered it?)

I know this might have been posted elsewhere but i cant find a specific answer from anyone - can a moderator get involved here?

Cheers


Dave


From what I understand Steam will start downloading the game to people who have pre-ordered it some time in the next couple of days but it will remain locked on you computer until 00:01 on Friday 5th Nov. In that way Steam gives you the game from the very moment it's officially available. I suspect the opening day patch won't be pre-lauch downloaded though and you'll probably get that on Friday.

Hope this covers it all for you Dave.

fonzie
02-11-2010, 16:29
Yeah, i have been searching for a while to get an answer to this question - SI or SEGA, please respond.

I'll definitely purchase through steam if it means that i can download and play from 00:01 AM the 5th of nov, but will go for the boxed version if not as it'll save me about 10..

also, if it's released 00:01 am, is that London time? so 01:01 CET ?

davetems
02-11-2010, 16:38
cheers guys, question answered!

looknohands
02-11-2010, 16:53
Does the US have to wait until just after midnight, or do we get it when the game is released in England?

robertodibaggio
02-11-2010, 16:54
And what's the deal with the patch update? I will have the game by Thursday at the latest, will the patch be available to download at midnight?

SWaRFeGa
02-11-2010, 16:55
Does the US have to wait until just after midnight, or do we get it when the game is released in England?

Game will be available (whatever the time) on British time. So you'll have to until 5am or so, assuming a midnight release.

Twellman24
02-11-2010, 16:56
No, in the US it will be at 6pm on Thursday. We are 6 hours behind.

SWaRFeGa
02-11-2010, 16:57
No, in the US it will be at 6pm on Thursday. We are 6 hours behind.

You'll have to explain that one :/

scholes=legend
02-11-2010, 16:58
I just wondered would it be better waiting till the patch is released on friday or could i start a new game straight away IF i recieve the game early?

Twellman24
02-11-2010, 17:08
You'll have to explain that one :/

OK, here we go!!!

Right now, it is 5pm in the UK, if I am not mistaken. In the US, it is 11am central time.

So, on Friday at midnight (or 12am) in the UK, it will be 6 hours earlier in the US...or 6pm.

Or that's the way it happened for me last year anyway.

looknohands
02-11-2010, 17:11
So technically, the US will get the game on Thursday.
Side note-
Sorry about the news on Taylor Twellman, T24.

Twellman24
02-11-2010, 17:13
Thanks mate. He could have very easily been in the WC if it hadn't been for his neck :(

looknohands
02-11-2010, 17:15
How different things could have turned out if MLS had actually agreed to sell him a few years ago...

SWaRFeGa
02-11-2010, 17:15
OK, here we go!!!

Right now, it is 5pm in the UK, if I am not mistaken. In the US, it is 11am central time.

So, on Friday at midnight (or 12am) in the UK, it will be 6 hours earlier in the US...or 6pm.

Or that's the way it happened for me last year anyway.

Gotcha! My brain is travelling the wrong way around the world ;)

Twellman24
02-11-2010, 17:18
Gotcha! My brain is travelling the wrong way around the world ;)

No problem, its easier when one is in the US lol

Lower Leagues Rule
02-11-2010, 17:36
I still don't understand, if the release is supposed to be Midnight, why has Steam still got the time incorrect? :D

SWaRFeGa
02-11-2010, 17:46
I still don't understand, if the release is supposed to be Midnight, why has Steam still got the time incorrect? :D

Ahhh, well that's the problem - there has been no confirmed time. We're all just guessing here. Speculation.

Lower Leagues Rule
02-11-2010, 17:49
Ok that's what I thought...dammit, hope it is not a wasted Friday off work...bugger who am I kidding I will play a season of FM10... :P

Daly
02-11-2010, 17:52
Pre-download and available to play from midnight.

killakerr
02-11-2010, 17:55
Your actually 5 hours behind because our clocks have gone back one hour and yours don't go back until Saturday I think?

rich10
02-11-2010, 17:59
It depends where in America he is.

NY is only 4 hours behind since our clocks went back an hour.

Fidel_lfc
02-11-2010, 18:14
Here, in Brazil, steam is showing that the game will unlock in Friday at 15:00 (brazilian time), this means 17:00 in England...

webeto
02-11-2010, 18:28
Ahhh, well that's the problem - there has been no confirmed time. We're all just guessing here. Speculation.

Same happened last year, will be changed to "available soon" on Thursday night probably

jase19
02-11-2010, 18:41
US clocks do not change until the 7th at 2am