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bobatwal
01-03-2011, 20:04
It has Dominos Pizza on 3d Mode, Never happened before why is that?

WDG_ITFC
01-03-2011, 20:18
http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/sectors/food-and-drink/dominos-invests-in-in-game-ads-to-promote-spanish-sizzler/3023660.article

Biscotti
01-03-2011, 20:28
Yeah, when SI first introduced the 3D engine they did say that the adboards would be updated throughout the season if they got any companies sponsor them, so I guess that's what this is? If it is, I think it's the first time they've taken advantage of it.

I personally use an adboard graphic pack anyway, so it doesn't affect me

bobatwal
01-03-2011, 20:38
Biscotti

Do you have a link for the Graphic adboard pack please?

Biscotti
01-03-2011, 21:26
http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/238141-The-FM11-Adboard-Patch

It's in there, I believe

Betty Swalls
01-03-2011, 21:36
nice feature, it must be there just incase we feel like throwing up all over the place and it just reminds us of what we can do to achieve this asap

bobatwal
01-03-2011, 21:58
http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/238141-The-FM11-Adboard-Patch

It's in there, I believe

Cheers Fella

Bicycle
01-03-2011, 22:02
Now I'm going to be hungry every time I play. Cheers SI.

First you made me feel guilty with all the War Child ads and now this.

Krald
01-03-2011, 22:06
I think that's nice for SI. I approve of them getting more money at no cost to myself.

NdelaPiedra
01-03-2011, 23:26
So this is why SI is pushing everyone to Steam? I assume they only update the adboards for Steam players registered in the UK (no Spanish Sizzler pies Stateside I'm afraid).

or did I agree to have SI update my adboards directly through a backdoor via my just being online in the ToS I didn't read?

Quavis
02-03-2011, 00:46
I believe there is options to turn real adds off/on, as well as make them clickable/unclickable in the preferences menu. I always set them so they cant be clicked as I used to click on them and launch browser windows all the time. This feature bothered a lot of people when it was first announce, but as long as you can opt out and make them unclickable, I think its great. Glad to see it is making SI some extra money. Just PLEASE don't allow evasive/data collecting ads, or anything that directly interferes with game-play. Other than that It actually makes the games feel more real :)

Thanks Biscotti for pointing out that absolutely awesome graphics pack! I will definitely be downloading and adding that to my game tonight :)

MelbVictory
02-03-2011, 02:57
I believe there is options to turn real adds off/on, as well as make them clickable/unclickable in the preferences menu. I always set them so they cant be clicked as I used to click on them and launch browser windows all the time. This feature bothered a lot of people when it was first announce, but as long as you can opt out and make them unclickable, I think its great. Glad to see it is making SI some extra money. Just PLEASE don't allow evasive/data collecting ads, or anything that directly interferes with game-play. Other than that It actually makes the games feel more real :)

Thanks Biscotti for pointing out that absolutely awesome graphics pack! I will definitely be downloading and adding that to my game tonight :)

As long as one can opt out.

But one can really look at this another way. Why should one be seeing ads in a game? One has payed full price and game is incomplete on purchase. Where are the priorities?

fuzzrab
02-03-2011, 03:26
it is hardly an incomplete purchase though (before everyone starts lets not have the game not being playable till 11.3 debate please). This feature doesn't interfere with your gameplay in any way and is also an optional feature as people have said.

athos
02-03-2011, 03:34
I'm not so sure about that, our strikers could miss all their clear-cut chances because they saw the pizza ads when they're tired and got hungry. Remember how Luis Suarez bit someone's ear when he got hungry in the middle of a match?

MSCCG
02-03-2011, 04:16
As long as it doesn't eat up my bandwidth or slow down the game, and the game doesn't get any more expensive despite the extra revenue, I don't mind the ads

Biscotti
02-03-2011, 11:32
But one can really look at this another way. Why should one be seeing ads in a game? One has payed full price and game is incomplete on purchase. Where are the priorities?

It could be argued that by selling space on the adboards in game SI are merely adding to the realism. When was the last time you watch a professional match where there wasn't advertising all over the place? And if you went to the match live, I'd be willing to bet you paid to get in, so why should you be advertised to if you already paid the club?

imagawa99
02-03-2011, 11:59
Is this anything to do with the fact that product placement has just been introduced to uk tv? anyway i dont see any problem with this so long as i can always turn the links off so i dont accidentally press them.

imagawa99
02-03-2011, 12:02
I assume they only update the adboards for Steam players registered in the UK (no Spanish Sizzler pies Stateside I'm afraid)

Try changing your steam server location and see what happens, altho it may be based off the game version. I doubt its a back door anyway but if it bothers you do what i do, once the game is running i disconnect my internet cause i dont trust steam either hehe

JGM
02-03-2011, 12:34
Is this anything to do with the fact that product placement has just been introduced to uk tv? anyway i dont see any problem with this so long as i can always turn the links off so i dont accidentally press them.

no nothing to do with the change in law its been in the game since fm09


Try changing your steam server location and see what happens, altho it may be based off the game version. I doubt its a back door anyway but if it bothers you do what i do, once the game is running i disconnect my internet cause i dont trust steam either hehe

IIRC it doesnt use steam it does the same on any copy if you are connected to the net, you dont need to disconnect from the internet to block it, you can just block fm2011.exe using your firewall to get the same result.

MelbVictory
02-03-2011, 22:56
It could be argued that by selling space on the adboards in game SI are merely adding to the realism. When was the last time you watch a professional match where there wasn't advertising all over the place? And if you went to the match live, I'd be willing to bet you paid to get in, so why should you be advertised to if you already paid the club?

All good points, but IRL the striker doesn't run 20 metres on his backside to score a goal, or I do I get a thousand posters, or indeed the pitch doesn't black out when my team is leading, leading to a restart of the stadium and a totally different result next time, costing the title and the manager job.

Just teasing now fyi

Betty Swalls
02-03-2011, 23:03
Is this anything to do with the fact that product placement has just been introduced to uk tv? anyway i dont see any problem with this so long as i can always turn the links off so i dont accidentally press them.

yeah, imagine playing in the champions cup final and you score to 1-0 so you go quickly over to switch strategies and accidently hit on a banner with a link to dominoīs home page with a real slow internet connection. just sitting there watching your fm screen close down, i think the last thing you will be thinking about is mouldy smelling pizza. i donīt know how good it will be for the advertising industry :p

sneakysmeagle22
02-03-2011, 23:19
i think the last thing you will be thinking about is mouldy smelling pizza.

After living off "good calories" for what now seems an eternity I can assure you it's pretty much the only thing I can think of after reading the title :( I'd give anything just for a lick of the cheese flavored mouldy goodness! ;)

Robioto
03-03-2011, 03:03
Cheeky move IMO. FM players are the perfect target for pizza! Including me.... I've just had a couple of games and I'm salivating at the thought of a Texan BBQ with garlic dip....

StevenChap
03-03-2011, 03:09
Bet next ad after Dominos will be something like Weight Watchers

Biscotti
03-03-2011, 10:08
All good points, but IRL the striker doesn't run 20 metres on his backside to score a goal, or I do I get a thousand posters, or indeed the pitch doesn't black out when my team is leading, leading to a restart of the stadium and a totally different result next time, costing the title and the manager job.

Just teasing now fyi

I was gonna get indignant about this post, until I read that last line. Bravo :D

Happy_Turtle
03-03-2011, 10:29
They're really missing a trick here, just have a bookmakers advertise, and do in-game betting on the current match :D 6/1 on you're opponents scoring the next goal? Place the bet and then take all your stikers off the field!

Wlv
03-03-2011, 12:58
As long as one can opt out.

But one can really look at this another way. Why should one be seeing ads in a game? One has payed full price and game is incomplete on purchase. Where are the priorities?


I bought a sky sports package and there's adverts, I can't even opt out!! :P

PDAquinas
28-03-2011, 22:38
Has anyone else had a real life ad from dominos pop up? I have the dynamic advertising thing turned off and steam in offline mode.

FM11 just minimised in the middle of a match and my browser popped up, loaded SI's site then redirected to domino's order page.

I can't say I'm impressed. In most cases I would consider that a reason to uninstall the program.

Lazaru5
28-03-2011, 22:39
Has anyone else had a real life ad from dominos pop up? I have the dynamic advertising thing turned off and steam in offline mode.

FM11 just minimised in the middle of a match and my browser popped up, loaded SI's site then redirected to domino's order page.

I can't say I'm impressed. In most cases I would consider that a reason to uninstall the program.

you clicked the link... (the advertising hoarding)

JGM
28-03-2011, 23:01
Has anyone else had a real life ad from dominos pop up? I have the dynamic advertising thing turned off and steam in offline mode.

FM11 just minimised in the middle of a match and my browser popped up, loaded SI's site then redirected to domino's order page.

I can't say I'm impressed. In most cases I would consider that a reason to uninstall the program.

theres an option in the game preferences "enable hyperlinks" which when turned off should stop this happening, or is that what you meant by the dynamic advertising thing

x42bn6
28-03-2011, 23:20
It's for Andy Reid when he gets peckish at half-time.