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peter-evo
01-11-2008, 18:26
Im pretty certain it still works out you are from teh states!

Facers1
01-11-2008, 18:26
Yeah 1 hour more playing before the sun comes up ...

inmotion_slb
01-11-2008, 18:29
sweet even better. watch MOTD then FM time!

Arsenal_Fan_1986
01-11-2008, 18:29
so Miles,

are you at the office at the moment?

how are you spending your time until the clock hits 11? :)

Getting another 5 hours playing time on us! :p

oggie26
01-11-2008, 18:29
C'mon 23:00 ..................

Korzon3k
01-11-2008, 18:30
11 pm (I'm from Poland so +1 hour) - great information Miles :)

srwlml23
01-11-2008, 18:31
i am on my way out now so by the time i get back i should be well and truly p****d so i will try and download it when i get in, Mmmm i wonder how that will go......

srwlml23
01-11-2008, 18:31
sweet even better. watch MOTD then FM time!

what time is motd on

inmotion_slb
01-11-2008, 18:32
what time is motd on

22:10. will probs finish after 11pm but all the good matches will have been shown :)

srwlml23
01-11-2008, 18:33
yeah your right there...:)

this_game_is_unrealistic
01-11-2008, 18:34
If you're from the US, don't bother downloading Steam. It only lets you see Worldwide Soccer Manager and you cannot download the demo when it comes out later. I've always played FM, don't know why they bother releasing WSM. Now i'm going to have to do a slow torrent or direct download.

anaheim_KB
01-11-2008, 18:34
UK has already put their clocks back correct? In US we put them back tomorrow morning so US differences now are 4 hours East Coast and 7 hours West Coast.

I am in California and time now is 10:30am.

This means that GMT demo release time of 23:00 will equate to 16:00 my time (Saturday evening)

Twellman24
01-11-2008, 18:36
Yeah mate, it will be at 6 pm here in OKC.

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 18:37
Ive used gameshadow a lot, they are usually top notch, anytime ive downloaded from them in the past ive always maxed out at 900KB/s

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 18:38
so Miles,

are you at the office at the moment?

how are you spending your time until the clock hits 11? :)

I'm in my home office, and dealing with lots of people all over London via MSN, telephone and email to co-ordinate it all, as there are so many people involved.

And I am spending my time playing Lego Batman currently.

neilo1967
01-11-2008, 18:39
you should be playing fml lol ;)

loaf1011
01-11-2008, 18:40
Yes, pretty ****ed off that Steam is useless to us in the USA as we can't even get the Football Manager demo when it's released. Why will WWSM never succeed? Because it's treated as a second rate product and its target market gets shafted each year. Why wait for WWSM when we can just get FM?

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 18:40
i wanted to play the demo ppppppffffffffffff i can not wait pppppppppfffffffffffffffffff

digsy11
01-11-2008, 18:41
Just to get this straight in my little brain...Can I download the strawberry version from Steam at 11pm/12am?

Miles, can you let me know if I'm correct in thinking this?

smithers08
01-11-2008, 18:44
Great news , an extra hour of playing FM :)

Nicolai87
01-11-2008, 18:45
So its 23:00 UK time and 24:00 CET?

Barkermush
01-11-2008, 18:47
Roll on 11, Woop Woop :D

inmotion_slb
01-11-2008, 18:48
yea correct

shezza88
01-11-2008, 18:49
cant wait ! bring on 11 !

all homework done,soo just gotta wait now...:D

oggie26
01-11-2008, 18:50
I'm in my home office, and dealing with lots of people all over London via MSN, telephone and email to co-ordinate it all, as there are so many people involved.

And I am spending my time playing Lego Batman currently.
Miles do you play FM much at home ??? If yes on what sort of pc are you playing it on....just out of interest

cms186
01-11-2008, 18:54
if you buy a physical copy of the game ( im getting mine from Play :) ) can you still download the updates/patches from Steam, or can you only do that if you download it from there?

neilo1967
01-11-2008, 18:54
if you buy a physical copy of the game ( im getting mine from Play :) ) can you still download the updates/patches from Steam, or can you only do that if you download it from there?

eloo chris where on earth you been ?

Latimerinho
01-11-2008, 18:55
Sounds good to me - I still think I'll wait 'til the morning, though.

From experience on numerous occasions, pre-loading & installing from Steam the instance that a game is released has led to overloaded servers. I remember having to wait ages to play Bioshock when it was released, because almost everybody was trying to download & install the game at the same time and Steam couldn't cope.

In saying that, that was a while ago so maybe that particular issue has been since addressed. Only time will tell?

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 18:56
Im so excited!!! Anyone want to start a minute countdown?! Its something like 304 minutes i think!

Man U King
01-11-2008, 18:57
Miles do you play FM much at home ??? If yes on what sort of pc are you playing it on....just out of interest

I would not mind knowing that

petauk74
01-11-2008, 18:57
I'm in my home office, and dealing with lots of people all over London via MSN, telephone and email to co-ordinate it all, as there are so many people involved.

And I am spending my time playing Lego Batman currently.

Lego batman so rocks lol its much better than the other lego games

may i say great work as usual miles :D

God am like a kid at christmas lol sooooo cant wait till 11pm lol :D

cms186
01-11-2008, 19:00
eloo chris where on earth you been ?

working, taking an FML break :) come to Lineker :mad:

neilo1967
01-11-2008, 19:01
if you buy a physical copy of the game ( im getting mine from Play :) ) can you still download the updates/patches from Steam, or can you only do that if you download it from there?


working, taking an FML break :) come to Lineker :mad:
you come to fowler lol
and i believe yes you can get stuff from steam if you buy an actual game from elsewhere

oggie26
01-11-2008, 19:01
I would not mind knowing that
I'm sure its top end machine....can get work to pay for it so can work from home.....or should i say play from home. Some people are lucky with their jobs lol

flogside
01-11-2008, 19:01
Feel free to send me the torrent - first name @sigames.com
Thats great news! Ive just been down Roots Hall to support my local club (Southend Utd) for the first time in years! Front row = incredibly cold and very wet, and is now the reason i have a stinking headache! And Southend arnt even my first team lol good game though! Anyway, im happy i can console myself with the demo an hour earlier on this horrid rainy night (make up for not going out for a drink i guess! Cheers Miles and SI!

cms186
01-11-2008, 19:02
you come to fowler lol
and i believe yes you can get stuff from steam if you buy an actual game from elsewhere


no, i refuse, Lineker is where its at :D

robterrace
01-11-2008, 19:02
working, taking an FML break :) come to Lineker :mad:

Whereas I'm still trying to get bits and pieces sorted for the first FM2009 Data Update.. :(

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 19:03
Miles, can you let me know if I'm correct in thinking this?

Yes, in theory. As long as it all works, you'll be fine.


Miles do you play FM much at home ??? If yes on what sort of pc are you playing it on....just out of interest

Yes, I do play a lot of FM at home. And I play on a machine which isn't supported (a laptop) - a Dell Precision M90. It's about 2-3 years old.


if you buy a physical copy of the game ( im getting mine from Play :) ) can you still download the updates/patches from Steam, or can you only do that if you download it from there?

Yes, you can get updates from Steam with a phsyical copy of the game.

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 19:04
send they a mail as soon as we can download the demo?

or as from which site do have download we this demo?

I had also learned that you can a half season play with the demo are correct?
and as soon as you the orginele can cd play installed you then ordinary further of the season which you played with the demo?

and is it now at 23 o'clock or at 24 o'clock Belgian time

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 19:04
data update?! Surely that wont be relevant until january robterrace?

robterrace
01-11-2008, 19:06
data update?! Surely that wont be relevant until january robterrace?

The data within the files is constantly updated, I've got released players to contend with, as well as tweeking of player abilities and other club info (a lot of it depends on the feedback received from those people who play as Forest in the demo).

cms186
01-11-2008, 19:07
Whereas I'm still trying to get bits and pieces sorted for the first FM2009 Data Update.. :(

hey rob, you need a hand, drop me a line on MSN mate :) though i imagine a lot of subtracting is in order atm :( still, bring on Derby :D

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 19:07
Oh - and the torrent spoken of above was fake.

neilo1967
01-11-2008, 19:07
no, i refuse, Lineker is where its at :D
An extremely popular gameworld housing fans of English clubs. Spurs, Chelsea, West Ham and Leeds fans feature highly in this world ...i will pass ty

cms186
01-11-2008, 19:07
Yes, you can get updates from Steam with a phsyical copy of the game.

excellent, thanks Miles

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 19:08
send they a mail as soon as we can download the demo?

or as from which site do have download we this demo?

I had also learned that you can a half season play with the demo are correct?
and as soon as you the orginele can cd play installed you then ordinary further of the season which you played with the demo?

and is it now at 23 o'clock or at 24 o'clock Belgian time

I think I know what you are saying, News Of the World website has vanilla version, while Gameshadow, Steam and BitTorrent has Strawberry!


You do get half of a season, yes!

When you get the full game you can carry the season on,

Edit: Miles what about the person that claimed it is available on Steam in Finland, presume that is fake?

Blackjim
01-11-2008, 19:09
Will there be any additional quick starts in the next days? ( I'm mainly interested in a Greek one :) )

thanks

robterrace
01-11-2008, 19:09
hey rob, you need a hand, drop me a line on MSN mate :) though i imagine a lot of subtracting is in order atm :( still, bring on Derby :D

I'm just having a bit of time out of the data stuff at the moment and actually looking forward to having a decent go on the demo.

Of course, I'll be watching the match tomorrow.. :)

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 19:09
Rob - surely you have to wait until the game is released before you can start work on that though? For all you know, Forest might be world beaters in FM09!!! Hope not though, we want realism :P

Welshace
01-11-2008, 19:10
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

Twellman24
01-11-2008, 19:10
I know most people here are smart, but just in case...

Guys, don't download any weird torrent you see before the demo release thinking it's a leak; you'll probably end up with a virus in your computer, and next thing you know it won't work and you won't be able to play it when it does go out tonight.

There is going to be lots of people trying to fool you into downloading their torrents out there.

ImAScottie
01-11-2008, 19:11
WWSM has UK English this year as one of it's languages. We do listen

my problem isn't with the language. Its the fact that every thing for WWSM is released later. guess i'll just have to put up with it again. I know with WWSM08 every time it tried to update it couldn't even find its patches and i had to go searching for them myself. Save your money on having to port FM to WWSM and just release FM in North America. Or if you insist on doing both just make FM available to us. I'd pay the extra 20-30 dollars for the FM version.

robterrace
01-11-2008, 19:11
Rob - surely you have to wait until the game is released before you can start work on that though? For all you know, Forest might be world beaters in FM09!!! Hope not though, we want realism :P

I don't think they will be though..

petauk74
01-11-2008, 19:13
Oh - and the torrent spoken of above was fake.

good news there miles :) prob was a dodgy virus :mad: why they do that i will never know:thdn:

SweatyBob
01-11-2008, 19:15
Just an idea for the future...

As well as Steam, Torrents and Direct download howabout posting the files to usenet and putting an .nzb out?

Man U King
01-11-2008, 19:18
Oh - and the torrent spoken of above was fake.

good to know I thorght it was fake as if someone had cracked it all ready

with the updates being on stream should stop people downloading it illegally

digsy11
01-11-2008, 19:20
Thanks for answering my question Miles :)

Man U King
01-11-2008, 19:20
I know most people here are smart, but just in case...

Guys, don't download any weird torrent you see before the demo release thinking it's a leak; you'll probably end up with a virus in your computer, and next thing you know it won't work and you won't be able to play it when it does go out tonight.

There is going to be lots of people trying to fool you into downloading their torrents out there.

You never know what FM can drive people to do :p

Drexion
01-11-2008, 19:20
grrr, two days to play with the demo 24 hours a day till FML comes out... Going to ruin me with this 3d engine ya know? :P...Grrrr....

Blackjim
01-11-2008, 19:21
Just an idea for the future...

As well as Steam, Torrents and Direct download howabout posting the files to usenet and putting an .nzb out?Yes , please do that :)
It would be very usefull.

$amaD
01-11-2008, 19:21
I;m sooo happy that I haven't signed-up for FM09 with Steam :D

can't wait... Miles, plz release demo 5 hours earlier :p

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 19:21
oh and another question (well two really). One: are there any differences at all between the demo and the full game in terms of the data/gameplay? Also, how up-to-date is the database? Is Tony Adams the Pompey manager, for example? If not, when was the cut-off date?

Paul Dejyothin
01-11-2008, 19:22
I'm back from my afternoon out and am now staring at the 'go, go, go' button :D (the cruelty never stops :p)

dassyboy
01-11-2008, 19:23
Woop! A mere few hours till the demo although at 11 I think i'll be watching the Stanford cricket (if I can persuade my parents to let us watch it on the sky tv!)
Still, always a few mins to download the old demo!

The Amazing Dale Watkins
01-11-2008, 19:23
Thanks for ignoring the German leagues once again in the demo. Are you miffed about the licensing woes or do you genuinely dislike ze Germans? It's no wonder EA has a solid stranglehold on the German market if you're not at all interested in accommodating it.

rbnrbn
01-11-2008, 19:24
I'm back from my afternoon out and am now staring at the 'go, go, go' button :D (the cruelty never stops :p)

dooouche :)

MBarbaric
01-11-2008, 19:25
just a question from a stupid :)

i've never used steam or anything like it (what i wouldn't do just to get FM...) and now i've made an account, i've logged in (or whatever it's called) but i just can't find FM demo there.

i guess i have composure ability of 1, and i'm panicking without reason, but i want to be sure and would like to ask a question, so:

Q: Demo will appear on STEAM after it's uploaded and it's completely normal that there's no notification before, right?

Jonfun1980
01-11-2008, 19:25
EA as the license for it, the fact they own the german market is due to the fact SI can't even get the game out in that country.

Its EA fault not SI.

Man U King
01-11-2008, 19:26
I'm back from my afternoon out and am now staring at the 'go, go, go' button :D (the cruelty never stops :p)

press it no one will notice :D

MBarbaric
01-11-2008, 19:28
I'm back from my afternoon out and am now staring at the 'go, go, go' button :D (the cruelty never stops :p)

i never thought i'll have to say this to someone from SI, but please, don't be such *****. it's really childish and not funny. you're like a german commander at treblinka laughing at poor souls.

cheeres, hope you slip that dirty finger and get fired after releasing the demo five hours earlier

dassyboy
01-11-2008, 19:29
Where will the torrent links be put up? This thread?

I Think so

The Amazing Dale Watkins
01-11-2008, 19:29
EA as the license for it, the fact they own the german market is due to the fact SI can't even get the game out in that country.

Its EA fault not SI.
That shouldn't prevent them from offering a German Quickstart with the demo. To me it seems petty.

digsy11
01-11-2008, 19:29
I'm back from my afternoon out and am now staring at the 'go, go, go' button :D (the cruelty never stops :p)

You sadist :D

dassyboy
01-11-2008, 19:29
i never thought i'll have to say this to someone from SI, but please, don't be such *****. it's really childish and not funny. you're like a german commander at treblinka laughing at poor souls.

cheeres, hope you slip that dirty finger and get fired after releasing the demo five hours earlier

Indeed. Stuff your deal with News of The World... RELEASE IT! =D

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 19:30
bit harsh folks! come on!

mavericktangoII
01-11-2008, 19:31
Will you be able to save your best demo goals in 3D? I'd like to have a 'first ever goal in 3D' preserved for prosperity !

FootyKing
01-11-2008, 19:32
Nice one...I thought it was coming out 2maro at 12 Midnight and i could only play it Monday evening...Now i have all day to play it!......:D:D:D

oggie26
01-11-2008, 19:33
I'm back from my afternoon out and am now staring at the 'go, go, go' button :D (the cruelty never stops :p)
I'll take it you spend some money....or should i say your girlfriend did . How did you find new shopping centre, my mrs works there in waitrose.....she said it was madness with all the peeps......

Man U King
01-11-2008, 19:35
some people have high aggression ratings with posts above :D

Doruk
01-11-2008, 19:35
Why can't we just download the quickstart files we want? I don't think it would be too much trouble as they don't take up too much space.

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 19:36
People chill, I think it's funny, he probably isn't looking at the "go,go,go button", is he?

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 19:37
Aggression: 20
Dirtiness: 20
PPM: Argues with ref

Something like that, Man U King? :P

NeilUK
01-11-2008, 19:37
I'm back from my afternoon out and am now staring at the 'go, go, go' button :D (the cruelty never stops :p)


Hope you don't slip and accidentally hit the button!! Easy to slip, accidents happen and all that ;-)

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 19:37
He's just having a laugh as, like us, he cant wait to get this started! Have a sense of humour peeps! Its not long now anyway, we're talking barely 4 hours!

pl-fikander
01-11-2008, 19:38
i never thought i'll have to say this to someone from SI, but please, don't be such *****. it's really childish and not funny. you're like a german commander at treblinka laughing at poor souls.

veeery disgusting comparision

Paul Dejyothin
01-11-2008, 19:38
I'll take it you spend some money....or should i say your girlfriend did . How did you find new shopping centre, my mrs works there in waitrose.....she said it was madness with all the peeps......

I spend an amount on new bedding while there.

I tried to get to Waitrose but couldn't get to it - The place was so busy it was unreal.
It's a big place and they could do with better (and more) signage.

I'll probably pop back there tomorrow (seeing as I'm within 10mins walking distance) and try and do a Waitrose shop tomorrow (gotta luv the Filet Steaks)

tony1
01-11-2008, 19:38
Just like last year when the forum nearly crashed as everyone was here refreshing the browser every min, oh how we laughed. Didn't it get released about 4 in the morning.

Man U King
01-11-2008, 19:39
People chill, I think it's funny, he probably isn't looking at the "go,go,go button", is he?

:D would be abit werid if he was

only to be drawn away to go shoping with the other half:D

PutzMan
01-11-2008, 19:39
I will torrent download the files, but, I will then definitely upload them to my server. I can almost guarantee you that the torrent trackers and other mirrors will die out, so I'll happily take some of that load off your hands.

If this is really a major law problem, can a staff member contact me directly, email is in my profile. If I hear nothing I will assume that I'm good to go.

MBarbaric
01-11-2008, 19:39
yeh, i'd like to apologize, when i read again what i wrote above it really wasn't nice.
furthermore, i'df like to apologize to all german folk around.

sorry, cheers.

Jason_A
01-11-2008, 19:40
What time is every one planning to stay up 'till to play it? LOL

Jason_A
01-11-2008, 19:40
I will torrent download the files, but, I will then definitely upload them to my server. I can almost guarantee you that the torrent trackers and other mirrors will die out, so I'll happily take some of that load off your hands.

If this is really a major law problem, can a staff member contact me directly, email is in my profile. If I hear nothing I will assume that I'm good to go.

No, you can't do that. They would make a thread if they need more mirrors. I can guarantee you now they would shut it down immediately.

Paul Dejyothin
01-11-2008, 19:40
i never thought i'll have to say this to someone from SI, but please, don't be such *****. it's really childish and not funny. you're like a german commander at treblinka laughing at poor souls.

cheeres, hope you slip that dirty finger and get fired after releasing the demo five hours earlier

I actually could be doing the Austin Powers fingers to the mouth, laughing in the manner he does ;)

inmotion_slb
01-11-2008, 19:41
What time is every one planning to stay up 'till to play it? LOL

about 3ish. need to wake up early tomorrow

Man U King
01-11-2008, 19:41
Aggression: 20
Dirtiness: 20
PPM: Argues with ref

Something like that, Man U King? :P

:thup: spot on

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 19:41
:D would be abit werid if he was

only to be drawn away to go shoping with the other half:D
Ha :D, only a tad strange though

mavericktangoII
01-11-2008, 19:42
What time is every one planning to stay up 'till to play it? LOL

2010 (I have just found out that 2010 is too short a message !!)

PutzMan
01-11-2008, 19:42
No, you can't do that. They would make a thread if they need more mirrors. I can guarantee you now they would shut it down immediately.

Then we'll just see what happens. They are making the download readily available, so technically unless contacted, I cannot be stopped. :)

Man U King
01-11-2008, 19:43
I actually could be doing the Austin Powers fingers to the mouth, laughing in the manner he does ;)

or get a white cat (might be a pet shop in that shoping center) and stroke it :D

Socdk
01-11-2008, 19:43
good to know I thorght it was fake as if someone had cracked it all ready

with the updates being on stream should stop people downloading it illegally

Revenge on society. Misdireceted anger towards childhood bullies... You know usual geek-problems.

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 19:44
Edit: Miles what about the person that claimed it is available on Steam in Finland, presume that is fake?

I've asked someone to ask Steam, but I'm presuming it was rubbish...

millsy1982
01-11-2008, 19:44
just a question from a stupid :)

i've never used steam or anything like it (what i wouldn't do just to get FM...) and now i've made an account, i've logged in (or whatever it's called) but i just can't find FM demo there.

i guess i have composure ability of 1, and i'm panicking without reason, but i want to be sure and would like to ask a question, so:

Q: Demo will appear on STEAM after it's uploaded and it's completely normal that there's no notification before, right?

I was wondering the same thing, but I think my composure is slightly higher.

Other then my team losing earlier today I think its going to be a good weekend. Hamilton to hopefully be crowned world champ tomorrow, England cricketers to win $20 mil, watch X Factor followed by Match of the Day then download FM 09 Demo. Oh I might even win the lottery as well since I bought a ticket for the first time in about 2 years after I got some numbers in a fortune cookie.

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 19:44
oh and another question (well two really). One: are there any differences at all between the demo and the full game in terms of the data/gameplay? Also, how up-to-date is the database? Is Tony Adams the Pompey manager, for example? If not, when was the cut-off date?

Any answers to this anyone>

oggie26
01-11-2008, 19:44
I spend an amount on new bedding while there.

I tried to get to Waitrose but couldn't get to it - The place was so busy it was unreal.
It's a big place and they could do with better (and more) signage.

I'll probably pop back there tomorrow (seeing as I'm within 10mins walking distance) and try and do a Waitrose shop tomorrow (gotta luv the Filet Steaks)
You lucky you live close to it, with all that parking fee......2 an hour for normal and other kind its something like 10 + normal rate per hour.
Know what you mean about steaks from Waitrose......nice(best meat).... get discount cause mrs works there and in John Lewis. Promise i'm not promoting John Lewis or Waitrose lol

BigRedMachine
01-11-2008, 19:45
Oh my word - there could be a Paul Dejyothin mini-me out there!

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 19:45
I've asked someone to ask Steam, but I'm presuming it was rubbish...

and me mate, any chance you could move it early another hour? Just got a football match tomorrow, joking, well Im not but :D :p

kingpin
01-11-2008, 19:45
sorry if this has been asked before, but does the demo (strawberry) include a large database??

tigerhgrrrrrr
01-11-2008, 19:46
Call of Duty 4 actually won quite a few of the awards, and unfortunately we didn't win anything.

Everything after the awards (the after party) is pretty much a blur - I'm sure there are pictures to giggle over from it :D

"It was your tactics"! LOL

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 19:47
sorry if this has been asked before, but does the demo (strawberry) include a large database??

No a small one!

jack_man
01-11-2008, 19:48
I am the 10,000 person to view this thread :D

digsy11
01-11-2008, 19:48
What time is every one planning to stay up 'till to play it? LOL

Stay up? I'm not going to sleep mate!

MBarbaric
01-11-2008, 19:49
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBarbaric View Post
just a question from a stupid

i've never used steam or anything like it (what i wouldn't do just to get FM...) and now i've made an account, i've logged in (or whatever it's called) but i just can't find FM demo there.

i guess i have composure ability of 1, and i'm panicking without reason, but i want to be sure and would like to ask a question, so:

Q: Demo will appear on STEAM after it's uploaded and it's completely normal that there's no notification before, right?
I was wondering the same thing, but I think my composure is slightly higher.

anyone has an answer to this?

oggie26
01-11-2008, 19:50
Stay up? I'm not going to sleep mate!
I slept till 13:00 just so i can stay up whole night

Pim1984
01-11-2008, 19:50
Miles, when it is demo time the SI server might crash. How can I increase the chance of being able to download the demo when it comes out?

MBarbaric
01-11-2008, 19:51
I am the 10,000 person to view this thread :D

i wonder if that means ther are 10 k FMers waiting for demo release

blowcrapup
01-11-2008, 19:51
What do you think the odds are we break the NOTW website?

NeilUK
01-11-2008, 19:52
In answer to the question about avoiding SI server crashes

Download via Steam

blowcrapup
01-11-2008, 19:52
I am the 10,000 person to view this thread :D

There nearly 2400 people online at the moment.

Jonfun1980
01-11-2008, 19:52
i never thought i'll have to say this to someone from SI, but please, don't be such *****. it's really childish and not funny. you're like a german commander at treblinka laughing at poor souls.

cheeres, hope you slip that dirty finger and get fired after releasing the demo five hours earlier

My word get a grip dude, he is only joking about stop taking life so serious.



That shouldn't prevent them from offering a German Quickstart with the demo. To me it seems petty.

Its not petty, they are not allowed to get the game out in Germany why would they promote it in the demo when 90% of Germans can't even play it. I know I would not use a German quick start.

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 19:53
What do you think the odds are we break the NOTW website?

Better than Arsenal not winning the title?

feedthegoat
01-11-2008, 19:53
I plan to watch MotD, then climb into bed, and get up nice and early tomorrow morning 8-9am and hopefully there'll hardly be a sole on here and should with luck be able to download the demo with comparative ease ;).

tony1
01-11-2008, 19:54
There nearly 2400 people online at the moment.

And 5 hours to go, wait till we get close to midnight

Twellman24
01-11-2008, 19:54
So for the people in the US, if the site crashes, we're done.

F*ck.

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 19:55
And 5 hours to go, wait till we get close to midnight

11:00 mate, not midnight ;)

rancer890
01-11-2008, 19:56
And 5 hours to go, wait till we get close to midnight

The whole world will be here when the FM09 demo is released.:D

UGOD
01-11-2008, 19:56
What do you think the odds are we break the NOTW website?

Hopefully

This 10 characters thing is ****ing stupid

digsy11
01-11-2008, 19:56
Any answers to this anyone>

Adams won't be at Portsmouth as the game had gone gold before this happend.The demo is a 6month version of the finished game and as such you can continue a saved demo game.

The database is only small on demos (I could be wrong on this). :D

feedthegoat
01-11-2008, 19:56
Christ, just had a look at the amount of people viewing, just under 1,600.

Wonder what they are all here for? :rolleyes:

rancer890
01-11-2008, 19:57
So for the people in the US, if the site crashes, we're done.

F*ck.

Don't forget the Canadians too.;)

Worst comes to worst, we can just google 'Football Manager 2009' demo, and find a torrent link to download.:)

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 19:57
No i know that digsy, i just wondered if certain features were "locked" or anything. Thanks though. Shame Adams not at Pompey, might be a case for using the DE just to switch JR/HR/TA all around....

digsy11
01-11-2008, 19:57
I slept till 13:00 just so i can stay up whole night

I went to bed half 9 this morning :thup:

Man U King
01-11-2008, 19:58
I plan to watch MotD, then climb into bed, and get up nice and early tomorrow morning 8-9am and hopefully there'll hardly be a sole on here and should with luck be able to download the demo with comparative ease ;).

I hope alot of people think that so I can get it quick and before a load of people

Jayhawk
01-11-2008, 19:58
Miles cooking recipes ;)

MBarbaric
01-11-2008, 19:59
My word get a grip dude, he is only joking about stop taking life so serious.




Its not petty, they are not allowed to get the game out in Germany why would they promote it in the demo when 90% of Germans can't even play it. I know I would not use a German quick start.

i've already said im sorry, so... im sorry. again.
it's just that my mother came to visit me and im a bit nervous (if this can shed some light:))

Twellman24
01-11-2008, 19:59
Don't forget the Canadians too.;)

Worst comes to worst, we can just google 'Football Manager 2009' demo, and find a torrent link to download.:)

I dont trust torrents, mate. Next thing you know, trojan abroad.

digsy11
01-11-2008, 20:00
No i know that digsy, i just wondered if certain features were "locked" or anything. Thanks though. Shame Adams not at Pompey, might be a case for using the DE just to switch JR/HR/TA all around....

No problem mate :) you can edit it as well as Redknapp at Spurs or wait about a month for the patch/update.

mavericktangoII
01-11-2008, 20:00
I plan to watch MotD, then climb into bed, and get up nice and early tomorrow morning 8-9am and hopefully there'll hardly be a sole on here and should with luck be able to download the demo with comparative ease ;).

All the sites will be crashed and just have notices saying 'back up next week' and yer mates will all be ringing you up telling how great the demo is :mad:

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 20:01
Any answers to this anyone>

Everything is the same as the full game - the cut off date was a couple of weeks back, when we announced that we were in manufacture.

Socdk
01-11-2008, 20:01
I dont trust torrents, mate. Next thing you know, trojan abroad.

Ever hear about a thing called "Anti-[insert evil stuff] software"?

oggie26
01-11-2008, 20:02
I went to bed half 9 this morning :thup:
Diehard lol

rancer890
01-11-2008, 20:02
I dont trust torrents, mate. Next thing you know, trojan abroad.

The only other option is to wait another week for the WWSM demo.:(

I don't mind torrents. I scan them all before I open the file anyways...and my antivirus checks the file before I download it.

digsy11
01-11-2008, 20:04
Diehard lol

Was up at half 12 though so I hope I can last the distance lol

watsonsclarets
01-11-2008, 20:05
iam flying down the m6 after watching burnley destroy norwich(very poorside) i might make the cut off at 11. Now i aint no cp wizzard so what the likley download time for the strawbery demo. sorry in advance if this is a silly question?????

Twellman24
01-11-2008, 20:05
Ever hear about a thing called "Anti-[insert evil stuff] software"?

Yeah...had Norton and had to buy another laptop after I got hacked. So no, I don't trust torrents.

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 20:05
Miles cooking recipes ;)

?


So for the people in the US, if the site crashes, we're done.

There's no need to swear, is there?

If the whole world ends at 10.55 tonight, then no one gets to play the demo ;)

Gameshadow should be able to handle the hosting. And torrents definitely can.

I'm the one that's meant to be panicking at the moment, not you :)

Twellman24
01-11-2008, 20:07
I didn't swear! I put the * on purpose!

My mother in law is in the house. I'm sorry if I'm not in the best mood :( :D

watsonsclarets
01-11-2008, 20:07
miles ur a watford fan???
u beat the donkey lashers today???

AZBruntsfield
01-11-2008, 20:07
If the whole world ends at 10.55 tonight, then no one gets to play the demo ;)

Gameshadow should be able to handle the hosting. And torrents definitely can.

I'm the one that's meant to be panicking at the moment, not you :)

The world is ending at 10.55??? :(

At least I won't have to do that essay :)

jimbo22
01-11-2008, 20:08
I'm the one that's meant to be panicking at the moment, not you :)


You should be used to the madness by now Miles. Its the same every year :D

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 20:08
?



There's no need to swear, is there?

If the whole world ends at 10.55 tonight, then no one gets to play the demo ;)

Gameshadow should be able to handle the hosting. And torrents definitely can.

I'm the one that's meant to be panicking at the moment, not you :)

Don't say that or we will panic :p

rancer890
01-11-2008, 20:08
The world is ending at 10.55??? :(

At least I won't have to do that essay :)

I won't have to do that test on Wednesday!:D

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 20:10
Miles
Do i take it from the fact that you said you're "meant to be" panicking, that you're not? I have to say, from everything I've heard this year, I really do have high hopes for this year. Do you (HONESTLY) think this is the biggest step forward in CM/FM history? How much better than FM08 is it?!

boots
01-11-2008, 20:10
I figure you guys will need 1 million mirrors, why only open it up to mirrors when "requested." It's not going to hurt SI if someone uses their own bandwidth to up the demo somewhere.

arsenal_2111
01-11-2008, 20:11
Changing the time from 12 to 11 will help the site loads, most members think that the demo is going up at 12 so there won't be as many downloads at 11.

PutzMan
01-11-2008, 20:11
Miles, can you please respond to this, I've thought of something;

I will torrent download the files, but, I will then definitely upload them to my server. I can almost guarantee you that the torrent trackers and other mirrors will die out, so I'll happily take some of that load off your hands.

What are the exact issues for doing the above? I personally would have thought the more bandwidth you are able to get hold of, the better...

I could even supply a SI staff member full access to our hosting for you to monitor what's going on if you feel that way, but imo, there is nothing wrong with 'mirroring' the download.

NeilUK
01-11-2008, 20:14
I didn't swear! I put the * on purpose!

My mother in law is in the house. I'm sorry if I'm not in the best mood :( :D


I think Miles was joking. The word "crash" is probably the most serious four letter word in SI towers!

arsenal_2111
01-11-2008, 20:14
miles ur a watford fan???
u beat the donkey lashers today???

Not very on-topic, is it...

But no, Watford lost 4-3. A goal in the 90th minute won it.



I think Miles was joking. The word "crash" is probably the most serious four letter word in SI towers!

Crash? 4 letters?

You sure, mate?;)

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 20:14
Lets lighten the mood - 226 minutes till lift off!

essy
01-11-2008, 20:14
I can't wait for the demo...This year's change seems very interesting... :)

Pipo2525
01-11-2008, 20:15
(gotta luv the Filet Steaks)


Get to the Co-op instead , Steak's there are much nicer

watsonsclarets
01-11-2008, 20:17
so sorry arsenal for going off topic so sorry????
roll on 11

honkytonky
01-11-2008, 20:17
Where can I download the full demo from?

watsonsclarets
01-11-2008, 20:18
here it will list it later/ steam/gameshadow

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 20:18
Where can I download the full demo from?


http://www.championshipmanager.co.uk/

:p

Paul Dejyothin
01-11-2008, 20:19
Get to the Co-op instead , Steak's there are much nicer

Not noticed the steaks in the local co-op here (it's a small shop), so Waitrose (tried and tested) is going to be the winner for me.

I just now need to work on getting a 'regular' savers discount :D

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 20:19
;) nice one treble! Maybe we'll free up a bit of bandwidth :P

watsonsclarets
01-11-2008, 20:20
funny that on cham man site it says no your enemy by the time that load of b******* comes out the enemy will have crushed it

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 20:26
Grrr...Ruddy spuds have gone and beaten the scousers with another last minute goal!

The_Wolf_Within
01-11-2008, 20:26
I'm looking forward to the demo now Wolves won today, i'd been really cheesed off otherwise which would have resulted in me gettin rid of half the squad when the demo is released lol :D

Brilliant and ive just seen Liverpool has lost, this day can't get any better.

malleria
01-11-2008, 20:29
Glad it's out 1 hour earlier that's great news, Miles, just wondering if you are being watford this year? As i asure you if you have been watching any of our games(like today), yo will know you are in for a tough job, mind you, you can't really get tactically worse than boothroyd, 3-3, at home, blackpool, and mcanuff on bench, no attempt whatsoever to win the game. By the way, do you have a season ticket at watford, if so, where do you site, i sit upper rous towards the rookery, i sit on front row so i'll give you a wave haha.

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 20:31
cannot wait ppppffff I am it tired I want to play the demo. ale hup hup where stays that demo two hours still waiting ppppffff.

Fred
01-11-2008, 20:33
I command you to release the demo at once! or feel my wrath!

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 20:40
I command you to release the demo at once! or feel my wrath!
hi hi i will join you :-) .

mip1980
01-11-2008, 20:40
Hi guys, first post and i just wanted to say.

Does Malleria know that Watford lost 4-3 today? I don't think he does.

I cant wait for the download, gonna watch the new bond film at 11pm and then download it when i get home at 1am - ish. Looking forward to discovering the new Sergio Aguero!!!!!

Bring it on

Korzon3k
01-11-2008, 20:40
I need to play demo !! :D

It's only 3 hours and 15 mins to release, yes ??

Fmjunkie
01-11-2008, 20:41
Theres nothing better after a long day at work (yes on Saturday) then to see Arsenal and Liverpool both lose... Come on UNITED

And now the demos out at 11 so it should finish downloading shortly after MOTD, few cups of coffee and i'll up all night

Superman_uk123
01-11-2008, 20:42
The countdown is on!

I cannot wait! :D :D :D :D

philriding
01-11-2008, 20:42
where does it say its coming out an hour earlier ?

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 20:42
I need to play demo !! :D

It's only 3 hours and 15 mins to release, yes ??
i think 2 hours en 15 min 23.00 i think

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 20:43
Page before this one Phil

Burty76
01-11-2008, 20:43
This may have been asked before, but can someone, possibly the sadistic git who spent the afternoon shopping for bedding, answer the following :

I know the demo is a small database, but if I start a half season game with it, could I carry on with that save when I buy the full game, but switch to the large database?

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 20:44
No Burty, you can't

hikaruxkuma
01-11-2008, 20:44
I couldn't find the demo on steam. Is there an unlock count down like the full game?

ssestig
01-11-2008, 20:44
probably not burty.

NeilUK
01-11-2008, 20:45
This may have been asked before, but can someone, possibly the sadistic git who spent the afternoon shopping for bedding, answer the following :

I know the demo is a small database, but if I start a half season game with it, could I carry on with that save when I buy the full game, but switch to the large database?

No , you can't switch the database size, you would need to start a new game to change to a large database

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 20:45
This may have been asked before, but can someone, possibly the sadistic git who spent the afternoon shopping for bedding, answer the following :

I know the demo is a small database, but if I start a half season game with it, could I carry on with that save when I buy the full game, but switch to the large database?

No you'll be stuck with the small database if you continue with the full game I'm afraid.

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 20:45
i think 2 hours en 15 min 23.00 i think

no, 3 hours 15 minutes, sheesh ;)

Burty76
01-11-2008, 20:46
Well thats poo. I feel like Rafa Benitez right now.

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 20:46
as quickly as the demo is there .
quickly put outside the girlfriend and play: -).

Pipo2525
01-11-2008, 20:47
[QUOTE=Paul Dejyothin;1909006]Not noticed the steaks in the local co-op here (it's a small shop), so Waitrose (tried and tested) is going to be the winner for me.

I just now need to work on getting a 'regular' savers discount :D

Get yourself a Co-op Membership card! It's the card that earns you cash.

Sorry for the shameful plugs , i work for a Co-op buying dept within head office.

bayern8176
01-11-2008, 20:47
Sorry but this may sound stupid.
but i have never used the ditor before but am thinking about it this time around, so what i was needing to know is if i save the new database as something else like say (this one) then when the patches come out will they overwrite the inf i need in my new database or will it only over write the info in the original one.
sorry for asking but just do not know.
thanks in advance

RT--
01-11-2008, 20:48
Well thats poo. I feel like Rafa Benitez right now.

The download size would have been much bigger if they'd gone with the large database, which would have stopped a lot of people being able to download it. They didn't have much choice. Just start a game, play about, enjoy the 3D and get used to the new features... :)

philriding
01-11-2008, 20:48
Page before this one Phil

Cheers Evo, just seen what Miles said

philriding
01-11-2008, 20:49
so where we gonna get our game from out of the 3 downloads ?

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 20:50
Cheers Evo, just seen what Miles said

No worries, Im off to watch tele, hopefully take my attention away from Football Manager :D Im currently uninstalling 2008

Direct download tomorrow morning probably!

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 20:50
c'mon press the go go go button! you know you want to...just a little bit?...little bit more....PUSH THE BUTTON! :D

petauk74
01-11-2008, 20:51
is it 11pm yet :S

Mattioson Blue Boy
01-11-2008, 20:52
Thanks for the info Miles..

Paul I do not like you now lol, evil teaser lol.

hikaruxkuma
01-11-2008, 20:53
I think there is still 4 hrs and 7 mins at least

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 20:54
3 hours 6 minutes

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 20:54
3hours hik...... 3 hours

hikaruxkuma
01-11-2008, 20:55
they are releasing at 11:00pm?

petauk74
01-11-2008, 20:55
dammit lol :P

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 20:55
yes 11pm UK time in 3 hours and 5 minutes

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 20:56
they are releasing at 11:00pm?

Yes they are :)

hammondkahuna
01-11-2008, 20:58
It's 4am sharp here in my place. I'm on my fourth cup of coffee. Thank you SI.

Levski_forever
01-11-2008, 20:58
Please, host the demo before 23:00, in 21:00, please.
I want to play and sleep.
Please : (

pieandgravy
01-11-2008, 20:58
where will the download info pop up? will it be on here? i'm thinking about direct torrent links etc..? or is the best bet going to be the hassle of this steam software download etc etc? bring on 11pm (if that indeed is the right time for the release!!)

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 20:59
Please, host the demo before 00:00, in 21:00, please.
I want to play and sleep.
Please : (

You got half your wish mate, before 00:00 but unfortunately not before 21:00!

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 20:59
Miles
Do i take it from the fact that you said you're "meant to be" panicking, that you're not? I have to say, from everything I've heard this year, I really do have high hopes for this year. Do you (HONESTLY) think this is the biggest step forward in CM/FM history? How much better than FM08 is it?!

I'm not, no. Everything is pretty calm at the moment, and seems relatively organised. Still could all go horribly wrong at 11 though, but everyone seems to be doing exactly what they need to to make this the smoothest demo launch we've had.


I figure you guys will need 1 million mirrors, why only open it up to mirrors when "requested." It's not going to hurt SI if someone uses their own bandwidth to up the demo somewhere.

It will hurt us, actually. The way we are doing this at present means that we know exactly what file people are getting. The bandwidth that's in place should be enough for people to be able to get those files, and there are very few parts of the process that are out of our control.

We are also able to get full stats on how many downloads there have been if we know where they all are.

Therefore, we have no interest in people mirroring at the moment, and do not give anyone permission to do so.

If/when we decide to change this, we will ask for mirrors. Then there will be a process of having to check each of the downloads ourselves before we are happy to link to them on here.

We don't want people getting files that aren't what they say they are. The only way to be sure of this is to have this system in place.


I command you to release the demo at once! or feel my wrath!

I look forward to feeling your wrath, Fred. Having just completed Lego Batman, I'm happy to take on anyone.

Superman_uk123
01-11-2008, 20:59
As the Sugababes would say "Push the Button" :D :D

The Chosen One
01-11-2008, 21:02
I cant wait.

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 21:03
I'm not, no. Everything is pretty calm at the moment, and seems relatively organised. Still could all go horribly wrong at 11 though, but everyone seems to be doing exactly what they need to to make this the smoothest demo launch we've had.



It will hurt us, actually. The way we are doing this at present means that we know exactly what file people are getting. The bandwidth that's in place should be enough for people to be able to get those files, and there are very few parts of the process that are out of our control.

We are also able to get full stats on how many downloads there have been if we know where they all are.

Therefore, we have no interest in people mirroring at the moment, and do not give anyone permission to do so.

If/when we decide to change this, we will ask for mirrors. Then there will be a process of having to check each of the downloads ourselves before we are happy to link to them on here.

We don't want people getting files that aren't what they say they are. The only way to be sure of this is to have this system in place.



I look forward to feeling your wrath, Fred. Having just completed Lego Batman, I'm happy to take on anyone.

Quality, it is refreshing knowing you can afford to play (and complete) lego Batman when you are just a few hours away from a demo release!

Mattioson Blue Boy
01-11-2008, 21:04
Rofl, How you going to play and sleep ?

When you play you can't sleep

Miles I'll get my Lego onto your Lego any time.

RELEASE IT IMMEDIATELY!

seankk
01-11-2008, 21:05
2 Hours 55 Minutes

tony1
01-11-2008, 21:05
So the Vanilla demo is ONLY available from the NOTW site as it isnt advertised on there will you be giving some link to it, it's been said on some sites you'll have to get a code from that rag to be able to download it, is this true ???

manchester
01-11-2008, 21:05
when is it being released

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 21:05
Please, host the demo before 23:00, in 21:00, please.
I want to play and sleep.
Please : (
yes I understand u.
if I could play it now then I have still something today .

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 21:06
when is it being released

23:00 Greenwich Mean Time

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:07
when is it being released

At 11 o'clock GMT.

The-K-Man
01-11-2008, 21:07
Sorry if this has already been answered but I would like to download via torrent, what is the URL to download the torrent file.

Thanks in advanced.......

The-K-Man

hammondkahuna
01-11-2008, 21:08
20mins - get my cigarette
20mins - shower
20mins - play with my hamster
20mins - fiddle with my Facebook
20mins - study on my working materials
20mins - dance of untainted joy and absolute happiness

Voila!

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 21:08
Sorry if this has already been answered but I would like to download via torrent, what is the URL to download the torrent file.

Thanks in advanced.......

The-K-Man
Welcome to the forum, it will be shown in this thread coming 11:00 GMT

MBarbaric
01-11-2008, 21:09
waiting for demo release makes me think about new years eve.
only i never actually waited midnight on new year, while it's all i do at the moment. waitnig midnight...

+1 CET :(

Suzie MUFC
01-11-2008, 21:10
20mins - get my cigarette
20mins - shower
20mins - play with my hamster
20mins - fiddle with my Facebook
20mins - study on my working materials
20mins - dance of untainted joy and absolute happiness

Voila!

I read that as "fiddle with my hamster"...

GoldenGlory
01-11-2008, 21:11
Glad it's out 1 hour earlier that's great news, Miles, just wondering if you are being watford this year? As i asure you if you have been watching any of our games(like today), yo will know you are in for a tough job, mind you, you can't really get tactically worse than boothroyd, 3-3, at home, blackpool, and mcanuff on bench, no attempt whatsoever to win the game. By the way, do you have a season ticket at watford, if so, where do you site, i sit upper rous towards the rookery, i sit on front row so i'll give you a wave haha.

The job isn't that difficult really, just start with Williamson in midfield instead of Useless. Drop Doyley and Sadler. Stick Harley at left-back and either Mariappa or Bromby at right-back. To be honest though, even Aidy (not Mariappa) could do a better job than Doyley.

And drop Lee! Drop Lee! Drop Lee! Stick in Loach, or even Tyler. It's not difficult at all, we're attackingly sound but our defence has no confidence in our keeper and our full-backs are woeful.

As you can tell, I've already begun planning ahead for the all-nighter I plan on pulling! And I was the only person sitting in the centre of the Lower Rous at the front in the rain. A few others left at half-time... I wish I had now.

manchester
01-11-2008, 21:11
is that tonight

The-K-Man
01-11-2008, 21:11
Welcome to the forum, it will be shown in this thread coming 11:00 GMT

Thanks Peter.....:thup:

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 21:11
I read that as "fiddle with my hamster"...

And me and I though it was some perverted joke, only when you posted that did I realise it actually said... err... play with my hamster

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 21:12
yes Manchester, it is!

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:12
is that tonight

Yes tonight at 11:00 GMT.

Edit: Beat me to it again, Peter!

malleria
01-11-2008, 21:13
Miles, when downloading the demo of steam, do you simply type football manager 2009 into the search engine and then put type on demos.
p.s. good luck playing with watford on fm09 this year, i'm a season ticket holder and have suffered a great deal of pain this season(including today), also, are you a season ticket holder and where do you sit if you are i sit in upper rous towards the rookery.

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 21:14
Yes tonight at 11:00 GMT.

Edit: Beat me to it again, Peter!

Luckily for you I am going, so you can have the lime light for a while ;)

Korzon3k
01-11-2008, 21:14
Yes, Miles can you give our some tips about download from Steam ? :]

hammondkahuna
01-11-2008, 21:14
I read that as "fiddle with my hamster"...

i can't believe i actually laugh out loud at that.

Oh you beast.

PutzMan
01-11-2008, 21:14
2 hours, 45 minutes :o

Anyway, I am definitely uploading the demo to our server and linking our users to it. I do not need to be linked from here, once again it shows that SI are not showing caring for the wider community of sites, but oh well, thats the way you work and I accept that. Partially.

Solid Gone
01-11-2008, 21:17
I think I have now plumbed the absolute depths of sadness...just loaded up the Gameshadow "latest demo" page in preperation for blast off at 23:00 hours. :o

Ackbaria
01-11-2008, 21:17
Will online and/or LAN play be avaiable on the demo?

Swindont
01-11-2008, 21:18
:) Can not wait, late night last night so need to make sure i stay awake.

blowcrapup
01-11-2008, 21:18
Will online and/or LAN play be avaiable on the demo?

No it isn't. (I think)

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:18
Will online and/or LAN play be avaiable on the demo?

No it won't.

marcben
01-11-2008, 21:18
steam type in football manager 2009 on the left side of screen says demo it brings up list of available ones

peter-evo
01-11-2008, 21:18
Will online and/or LAN play be avaiable on the demo?
Nope, Im afraid not

edit:ahmufcwafc, beat me but still got beaten :D

Ackbaria
01-11-2008, 21:21
Thank you all for such quick answers.

malleria
01-11-2008, 21:21
The job isn't that difficult really, just start with Williamson in midfield instead of Useless. Drop Doyley and Sadler. Stick Harley at left-back and either Mariappa or Bromby at right-back. To be honest though, even Aidy (not Mariappa) could do a better job than Doyley.

And drop Lee! Drop Lee! Drop Lee! Stick in Loach, or even Tyler. It's not difficult at all, we're attackingly sound but our defence has no confidence in our keeper and our full-backs are woeful.

As you can tell, I've already begun planning ahead for the all-nighter I plan on pulling! And I was the only person sitting in the centre of the Lower Rous at the front in the rain. A few others left at half-time... I wish I had now.

Sorry, didn' see you there, i sit right above you then!!!
I agree with the williamson point, eustace is another mahon, doyley shouldn't even be able to play football, i mean, how did he get scouted when he was younger? Totally agree with the sadler point then you can put mcanuff left wing, why is he on the bench, ridiculous!!! Lee, saved 3 penalties, then awful against wolves, preston and blackpool. Loach is 10x the player and attracted interest from top,top clubs but is injured which is why he isn't playing. Keep in touch throughout the game, believe me, where i live i am the only watford fan.

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 21:21
So the Vanilla demo is ONLY available from the NOTW site as it isnt advertised on there will you be giving some link to it, it's been said on some sites you'll have to get a code from that rag to be able to download it, is this true ???

You will not need a code from the paper, no.


2 hours, 45 minutes :o

Anyway, I am definitely uploading the demo to our server and linking our users to it. I do not need to be linked from here, once again it shows that SI are not showing caring for the wider community of sites, but oh well, thats the way you work and I accept that. Partially.

The community sites are more than welcome to take any of the direct links that we post in our forums and use those for people to grab the demo. People do not have to visit our website to get the demo.

shevelevee
01-11-2008, 21:23
steam type in football manager 2009 on the left side of screen says demo it brings up list of available ones

For example, when user with russian IP type "football manager 2009" in STEAM search field, STEAM say: "no search results"

Did I understand correctly - we can't upload demo on our local websites?)

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 21:24
give us the demo :-) .

fmbosnia
01-11-2008, 21:25
you wait 1 month to play demo.....why you cant wait another 2 hours

Prank Emperor
01-11-2008, 21:25
almost 2am here....slept at 7am yesterday and woke up 6pm....so i can be awake when the demo is launched and start on it...can't wait