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Gee_Simpson
22-09-2008, 17:50
Hi i was just wondering how long it takes all of you to complete a season on fm2008


What's your pc specs and how long does it take?

Do you manage your team on match days or go on holiday?

If yes what speed settings do you use?

Do you spend alot of time in the transfer market?

I'll start My pc specs are:

Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4ghz
2GB RAM
Windows XP
320GB RAM
1024mb Nvidia 9500GT Graphics card


It takes me about 12-15 hours to complete 1 season

I manage my team on match days

I have my speed settings on match days set to Highest

I spend alot of time in the transfer market about 1-2 hours

SCIAG
22-09-2008, 17:54
It takes me ages. Because I play slowly. Every match, all the media questions, and I'll usually have an international manager too.

rsk360
22-09-2008, 18:15
bout 1/2 weeks if im bored maybe?

Ryan,,,
22-09-2008, 18:24
Along time, I only really play at weekends. Teachers think our lives begin and end at school, I'm suprised I find the time I do to play fm.

Äktsjon Männ
22-09-2008, 18:26
Takes quite a while, a week or two if I play every night after work and longer on weekends. I spend a lot of time on my transfers and I don't do holidays. It used to take even longer but I've upgraded my PC a little and it now processes at least 4 times faster than it used to do. So now I can go through a season considerably quicker.

LutonNil
22-09-2008, 18:26
about 5 hours

mag man
22-09-2008, 18:28
Takes me about 20 hours to play the season, probably spend about 5 hours on the summer getting squad ready. Rarely change anything over Jan transfer window.

darren1983
22-09-2008, 18:30
I'm the same as meg man

AIK
22-09-2008, 18:31
Way too long time. :(
I can get trough the first season by 1-2 day and the second are rather fast too. But then, when the fun begins with regens and the early start of a long term game begins it takes much longer time. 1-2 weeks/season and that's if i play 3+ hours a day.

Unfortunately it wasn't possible to play long term games in FM08 as the regens was so crappy that it wasn't any fun at all. Never managed longer than 3 seasons in FM08. :(
Had 5 saves that i played more than once, three of them was ended after the first season, the fourth lasted two and the fifth did last a couple of games into the third season.
Worst. FM. Ever.

hjfh
22-09-2008, 18:31
Usually 3 days but by that I mean probably 30 hours over the 3 days.

Ryan,,,
22-09-2008, 18:32
I can only do a couple of months in a day of playing!

Evon
22-09-2008, 18:35
About 2 days apparently. Though I do leave FM on while I'm doing other stuff so I probably only play about 1 day for a season. I take a long time.

TomHAVFC
22-09-2008, 18:38
about 5 hours

About 5 hours? Do you actually play the game? If you do, that's really sad. Do you not have anything else to do?

hjfh
22-09-2008, 18:39
One problem I have is lots of times my game freezes for 10 minutes which obviously slows it down

jess boi
22-09-2008, 18:44
atm about a month

Ryan,,,
22-09-2008, 18:45
Oh, yeah. As well as that I have about 22 nations loaded.

jess boi
22-09-2008, 18:48
Oh, yeah. As well as that I have about 22 nations loaded.

!! wow, what processor you got?

jdc747
22-09-2008, 18:56
At the moment I have been on this season for a couple of months but i haven't been playing a lot.

But usually it takes me a couple of weeks when im really into it.

Taras_Shevchenko
22-09-2008, 19:18
24 hours, 12 if I speed things up

AB-forever
22-09-2008, 19:24
I can only do a couple of months in a day of playing!

WHS and I rarely have a whole day to play in :(

My specs are not that bad (new laptop :D :D ). 2GHz Dual Core Processor and 4GB of RAM is all you need. I also load a lot of leagues to keep it as realistic (and exciting) as possible, 82 in my current save. So sometimes it takes a little while to process, but then I get some schoolwork done as well :D

ahmufcwafc
22-09-2008, 19:26
Usually takes me about 8-10 hours of game time.

SuperMikey
22-09-2008, 19:51
I can't believe how quick some of these seasons are for you guys!
I'm right at the end of my second season (2 games left to go) and it's taken me almost 7 days of playing time to get there.
Admittedly I leave FM on while I do other things, but I never leave it on overnight like some people do.
My first season took me 3 and a half days to complete, so it'll be roughly the same with my second season.

ssestig
22-09-2008, 21:51
2 in-game days, real time about a week and a half.

aaberdeenn
22-09-2008, 21:53
Roughly 15 hours.

wardog
22-09-2008, 22:59
around 5 hours playing time for me but usually two or three days depending on what im doing at the time

millwallrules
23-09-2008, 03:03
It takes me ages as I play 85% of games on full match and the rest of extended as well as taking quite a few under 18's and reserve games during the season to experiment with youth. I'm a big tinkerer and spend ages scouting players and teams.

On FM 08 i have only completed I believe 4 seasons, 3 with Millwall, one with Stafford

rancer890
23-09-2008, 03:31
Depends on how many leagues I play...

One league, usually English takes about 15-20 hours to complete. I finished a season in HK in about 5 hours. A season in China takes me about 10 hours.

My career games take a lot longer though. Takes about a week (and getting longer) to finish a season with PSV.

wacman1389
23-09-2008, 05:39
it all depends on how intriguing the save is.....right now, I'm like top of the table with Redditch, a save i just started today.....so I expect to be done with this season withing the next few days......other times, it takes about a week

Purefun
23-09-2008, 07:07
When i don't need new players i can do it in about 10 hours but my last season the transferperiod took me about 9 hours so it depends really. :)

Nomis07
23-09-2008, 08:18
I've just worked out that it takes me 17.5 days to complete just one season. At half an hour a day that makes it 8 hrs and 45 minutes per season.

dufcterror
23-09-2008, 09:25
It takes me around 15 hours to complete a season with 10 playable leagues and 2 view only

Eyehamspartacus
23-09-2008, 12:35
I've got about six days' game time in my current game and I'm just about to embark on season three so I guess I'm one of the slower ones.

I play extended highlights (I weaned myself off the full 90) but I also control the reserves directly so that may explain some of it.

I manage the reserves because I like to try things out and see how my promising youngsters are coming along and I don't trust my asst man to do it properly.

Off topic: This was partly prompted because I put a striker into the reserves to get him fit and later realised the asst man was playing him in goal. I ask you!

Liniert
23-09-2008, 12:44
depends what league im playing, yesterday i managed to complete an entire season in the Northern Irish second division as i only had about 32 games in total (league and cup)

glamdring
23-09-2008, 13:20
I take ages, but I also have a slow laptop. I'm ~3½ seasons in to my main game, that I started after the last patch came out early in the year so not exactly motoring, although I have played other saves on and off and recently returned to FM06 to actually have some fun. I watch Werder Bremen in full match mode ~75% of the time though so that slows things down hugely, plus I also manage Fiorentina in the same game.

dickotheman
23-09-2008, 14:17
24 hours game time a season, which takes about a month real time. First season is always the longest trying to get tactics to work, finding new players etc. In season 8 now and i should finish it in about 18 hours.

BRAiNDEAD
23-09-2008, 16:12
about 5 hours

how do you complete a season in 5 hours? I`m guessing you barely make formation/tactic changes for each game? Kind of like playing on cruise-control? It takes me 5 hours alone on transfers, I spend a lot of time looking around for good players....

AcidBurn
23-09-2008, 16:16
Takes me around 8 or 9 hours of game time which is spread out over anything from 2 days to 5 days.

-james-
23-09-2008, 17:34
too long...

Tom2k8
23-09-2008, 17:40
1 day 18 hours of gaming time but about 3 weeks. (I'm trying to get freebies all year.)

Quackje
23-09-2008, 18:17
All depends which league I'm playing in and if the team needs major changing and searching for players. Right now I'm playing in Belarussian 1st league with a 26 game season, clearly playing in the championship takes a lot longer as would having a lot of european games.

paulpaps
23-09-2008, 18:46
I usually take about 8 to ten hours, depending on my squad strength. If it's strong, then I've seen it happen in 6 hours. Thats with 19 leagues running.

Ryan,,,
23-09-2008, 19:13
At the beginning of the weekend just gone I had six matches played in my current season. By sunday evening, I had 21 matches played.

SmurfDude
23-09-2008, 19:17
Usually takes me a couple weeks. I get more enjoyment from taking my time and actually putting effort in to trying to win each match

CGSilva5
24-09-2008, 11:27
For me it's more or less 24 hours, which stretches out to about a week, sometimes less. Depends on how into it I am. I once completed a whole season in a matter of 3 days.

If I'm really into a particular save, I tend to play through a couple months in the morning and more or less the same at night.

One aspect of the game that I've had a problem with is the regens. I've never had a save that wen't past 2012 because when I start looking for regen talent by then I'm dissapointed with the lack of quality.