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andyhudd
01-11-2008, 21:27
Miles - Is Steam likely to be the fastest way to get the demo?

Any predicted download times? ;)

Barteh
01-11-2008, 21:27
Will the Vanilla one be good enough for me to just try out if 3d works?

neckus
01-11-2008, 21:27
Im gonna task a little risk in saying this ... ;)

Im not bothered ... im not gonna wait for it ... its just a demo of a GAME... it is just a game :O ;)

philly_flyer10
01-11-2008, 21:27
So let me get this straight, there are only quick starts with a small DB size, you cant create a game with a large DB size like you would with the real game?

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 21:28
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
lucky you. Here it's almost midnight and I'm sleepy as hell. Hopefully my son will sleep a little bit longer than 05:00 :(

malleria
01-11-2008, 21:28
It's more than just a game

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 21:29
So let me get this straight, there are only quick starts with a small DB size, you cant create a game with a large DB size like you would with the real game?
yes it is only quick games and no you cannot start your own game with large db. Its a demo, not a full game.

Craig_R.U.F.C
01-11-2008, 21:29
I've not got much to do until 11pm.. There is FM08 which i am bored of.. Fifa 09 which i cba with so all i can do is sit back and watch tele. Or sleep til MOTD is on..

Prank Emperor
01-11-2008, 21:29
lucky you. Here it's almost midnight and I'm sleepy as hell. Hopefully my son will sleep a little bit longer than 05:00 :(

my girlfriend has been asking why i am acting weird today....what do they know...

digsy11
01-11-2008, 21:29
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.

I don't know how to highlight individual quotes but the last one about Lego Batman had me in fits!

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 21:30
question how sits that with football manager live?
can someone me what more explanation deliver there?

KevinTweedie
01-11-2008, 21:30
Who has pre-ordered their copy?

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 21:31
my girlfriend has been asking why i am acting weird today....what do they know...
yes little do they know :)

nicotjes
01-11-2008, 21:31
those understand that not.
my girlfriend understands that also not: -).

philly_flyer10
01-11-2008, 21:31
yes it is only quick games and no you cannot start your own game with large db. Its a demo, not a full game.

Well its a waste of time then, the demo should be showcasing the full game and this means you have to start again if you want a proper sized database with the real game. Thats if transferring works at all this year.

neckus
01-11-2008, 21:32
yes little do they know :)

Yeah, some things are better left unsaid. For instance the position of Feyenoord in the dutch league ;) (joke for dutch readers:D)

mitz9O
01-11-2008, 21:33
With that I'd better take the girfriend out to the new shopping centre here in London (Westfield - the biggest in Europe) before I get in trouble (either here or at home - I just can't win) :D

*removes the finger (mouse cursor) from the 'go, go, go' button :P

I built that place with my tower crane :D

malleria
01-11-2008, 21:35
Where is miles answering the questions, hope nothings gone wrong?!

RicKSpurs
01-11-2008, 21:36
Hope this is guna be easy to set up. I have never got the demo early before. Only played actual game. Hope all is explained at 11, were to go to download etc.

Prank Emperor
01-11-2008, 21:36
Yeah, some things are better left unsaid. For instance the position of Feyenoord in the dutch league ;) (joke for dutch readers:D)

Indian reader....but still had me laughing...would be great to see them in second div

Mattioson Blue Boy
01-11-2008, 21:36
He can't answer every single one lol, he's playing with his Lego so be patient!;)

Dimi10
01-11-2008, 21:36
Hey Guys just wondering, you can download this as a torrent file but how? i dont want to install steam or gameshadow i do however have utorrent which will enable me to download the torrent file but where from???

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 21:37
Well its a waste of time then, the demo should be showcasing the full game and this means you have to start again if you want a proper sized database with the real game. Thats if transferring works at all this year.
It has always been like this. If they were to ship a demo with quick games done with large Db, it would probably be 3 times the size of now.

I think its good they do it this way. 1 GB is still a large demo.

pieandgravy
01-11-2008, 21:38
the torrent link will probably be posted on here later...i hope at least!

neckus
01-11-2008, 21:38
Hey Guys just wondering, you can download this as a torrent file but how? i dont want to install steam or gameshadow i do however have utorrent which will enable me to download the torrent file but where from???''

They'll post it when it up (11 PM or something) ... so... hang on. :) Like we're all doing (same goes for Feyenoord!... Hang on guys! Second division is nice too ;))

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:39
Hey Guys just wondering, you can download this as a torrent file but how? i dont want to install steam or gameshadow i do however have utorrent which will enable me to download the torrent file but where from???

Torrent file links will be posted on these forums around 11:00GMT I think.

dassyboy
01-11-2008, 21:40
yeah, i think he does :P

Yup, everyone's happy if seeding occurs¬!

dassyboy
01-11-2008, 21:40
Weird name though for 'leaving the torrent open'... 'Seeding'

pieandgravy
01-11-2008, 21:41
so the plan is to eat soon, watch match of the day for 30mins, start the download, and then when match of the day is finished, so might the download be!!!

neckus
01-11-2008, 21:42
Weird name though for 'leaving the torrent open'... 'Seeding'

HAHAHAHAHA! I get it :D (proud to understand english joke);)

malleria
01-11-2008, 21:43
so the plan is to eat soon, watch match of the day for 30mins, start the download, and then when match of the day is finished, so might the download be!!!
Exactly!!! Is there going to be a link for the download

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:44
Exactly!!! Is there going to be a link for the download

There will be.

Ballistix
01-11-2008, 21:44
Guys, you don't need the GameShadow client for this, we are putting it up on a normal website at the same time as it's available as a torrent and Steam.
Cheers
T

RicKSpurs
01-11-2008, 21:44
Should i be worried that when i went on steam website n thought i wud see how downloading works it said tomb raider would take 7 hours. Surely FM09 wont take 2 long. Anyone know how long it is likely to take. I have brand new laptop so speed shuldnt be problem???

PutzMan
01-11-2008, 21:45
My plan is to;
1) Eat.
2) Play '08.
3) Watch MOTD. (Damn Arsenal!!!!!)
4) Download PC and Mac Strawberry (If available).
5) Watch MOTD.
6) Install Demo.
7) Upload Demo.
8) Play Demo.
9) Take S/Shots.
10) Go to bed.

That will take me nicely up to 3am.

malleria
01-11-2008, 21:45
Cheers ahmufcwafc

TheOriginalJez
01-11-2008, 21:47
My plan is to;
7) Upload Demo.

tut tut :p unless of course you meant BT

alan8817
01-11-2008, 21:47
Has anybody in Australia downloaded the demo yet? Whats it like guys?

s33k_
01-11-2008, 21:48
Demo have portuguese language right?

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:49
Has anybody in Australia downloaded the demo yet? Whats it like guys?

Its not out anywhere yet afaik.

adawxawx
01-11-2008, 21:49
will the steam download for FM (notWWSM) be available in canada?

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:50
will the steam download for FM (notWWSM) be available in canada?
Yes it will be.

vinneyboy
01-11-2008, 21:51
Hey Putzman I'm with you damn Arsenal, we've lose the plot!

jimmyhender
01-11-2008, 21:51
Is the game demo released at 11pm UK time or midnight??????

alan8817
01-11-2008, 21:51
Its not out anywhere yet afaik.

Yeah, but it's tomorrow in Australia mate. They're in the future.

andys139
01-11-2008, 21:51
ive never used steam before

i know having a steam account means you can play on any pc but does it mean that if you want to continue with a saved game on another pc you just log into steam and away you go or have you got to save on a usb stick and then when you continue on another pc log into steam and plug usb in to carry on with saved game

or would it just be easier to carry disc and usb with me and install on each pc as i go

any advice would be appreciated

Gucio25
01-11-2008, 21:52
it's so close..
i'm sure of one - that'll be a loooong sunday. ;)

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 21:53
will the steam download for FM (notWWSM) be available in canada?

We don't know yet - sorry, but we're as much in the dark on this one as you are!

If not, there will still be 2 other options, torrent, and a direct download.

tingting
01-11-2008, 21:53
I know its a bit off topic..but i would like to know more abt getting the game from steam. As i understand u can download the game from there. But my problem is that i have a slow connection (256kbps) and usually my maximum download speed is just 30kbps. Now seeing that the demo is around 1GB, i think its safe to assume that the full game will be at least double that i think. And that will take around 3 nights for me to download it :( So what i need to know is whether steam supports resume download? :(

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:53
Yeah, but it's tomorrow in Australia mate. They're in the future.

I'm sure that if it was out already in Australia someone from Australia would've posted about it on the forums already mate ;)

j4ck94
01-11-2008, 21:53
im guessing the demo will have 3d? because if they dont............ ;)

matt26wash
01-11-2008, 21:53
Hey all, a debut forum writer here, so please bear with me.

Am lookin forward to the demo release tonite as much as everyone.

In regards to the game, could anyone let me know whether the last transfer windows action will of been included, re whether Robinho will be at Man City, Berbatov at Utd, and whether Man City will have Millions upon Millions to spend?!?

Cheers!!!

BoroJoe
01-11-2008, 21:53
Martin Galvan...

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11096_4430896,00.html

This years must buy???

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 21:54
yes they will be included and welcome to the forums :)

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:55
Hey all, a debut forum writer here, so please bear with me.

Am lookin forward to the demo release tonite as much as everyone.

In regards to the game, could anyone let me know whether the last transfer windows action will of been included, re whether Robinho will be at Man City, Berbatov at Utd, and whether Man City will have Millions upon Millions to spend?!?

Cheers!!!

Yes transfers from the last transfer window will be included :thup:

chaz4594
01-11-2008, 21:55
How long will it take to download the Demo with the most graphics and stuff (Vanilla i think it is) does it download with a torrent client or what and again how long just really curios sooooooo excited :D:D:D:D

matt26wash
01-11-2008, 21:55
Thanks! Will have to have a go as City then when the games out. Spending for fun is always a joy!

UGOD
01-11-2008, 21:56
Martin Galvan...

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11096_4430896,00.html

This years must buy???

Was mentioned yesterday. He was top notch on the last game too, -10 if I recall correctly.

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:56
Strawberry is the bigger demo ;)
As for how long it'll take to download, I have no idea.

RicKSpurs
01-11-2008, 21:56
Martin Galvan...

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11096_4430896,00.html

This years must buy???

It doesnt work mate. What is it?

neckus
01-11-2008, 21:56
I know its a bit off topic..but i would like to know more abt getting the game from steam. As i understand u can download the game from there. But my problem is that i have a slow connection (256kbps) and usually my maximum download speed is just 30kbps. Now seeing that the demo is around 1GB, i think its safe to assume that the full game will be at least double that i think. And that will take around 3 nights for me to download it :( So what i need to know is whether steam supports resume download? :(

1. Yes i think it does.
2. Buy/order DVD version

Manager Milney
01-11-2008, 21:56
Has anybody in Australia downloaded the demo yet? Whats it like guys?

They get it at the same time we get it.

j4ck94
01-11-2008, 21:56
oh joy i just realised about man city :( being a man utd (and ipswich but more man utd :P) fan thats kinda unsettling

inmotion_slb
01-11-2008, 21:57
depends on your connection speed :)

UGOD
01-11-2008, 21:57
Not sure, with torrents it depends on how many people will be seeding or leeching.

malleria
01-11-2008, 21:57
Miles, how long roughly will it take to download the demo?
p.s. are you being watford, if so, good luck, i have seen them play this season as a season ticket holder

Dimi10
01-11-2008, 21:58
The guys thanks for the replies, just to make double sure i DONT need STEAM or GAMESHADOW? and sigames will have the actual torrent file on their website?

s33k_
01-11-2008, 21:58
please anyone can answer me?
Demo have portuguese language inclued?

genx
01-11-2008, 21:59
hi i from malaysia is 5am here... can i know how many more hour till release ? because i dunno whats my GMT im a newbie on timezone =(

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 21:59
Miles, how long roughly will it take to download the demo?
depends on your connection mate. :)

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 21:59
The guys thanks for the replies, just to make double sure i DONT need STEAM or GAMESHADOW? and sigames will have the actual torrent file on their website?

Yes they will.

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 21:59
hi i from malaysia is 5am here... can i know how many more hour till release ? because i dunno whats my GMT im a newbie on timezone =(
2 hours from now.

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 21:59
no dimi10 you dont need to have those to download the demo :)

s33k im not too sure about the portugese language is that info not in the stickie about fm 09?

Levski_forever
01-11-2008, 21:59
please anyone can answer me?
Demo have portuguese language inclued?

yes

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matt26wash
01-11-2008, 21:59
Well me partners on the couch watching the X factor (oh dear), and Im watchin the clock. Will the strawberry download be available from this forum, and apologies if this question has already been answered people.

In regards to City, just wait for the next transfer window to open. Then the spending will really begin. Next season, they will be the new Chelsea. And Im not even a City fan.

tony1
01-11-2008, 22:00
There nearly 2400 people online at the moment.


hi i from malaysia is 5am here... can i know how many more hour till release ? because i dunno whats my GMT im a newbie on timezone =(

9pm here so about 2 hours

Frazy85
01-11-2008, 22:00
hi i from malaysia is 5am here... can i know how many more hour till release ? because i dunno whats my GMT im a newbie on timezone =(

7am your time :)

tingting
01-11-2008, 22:01
1. Yes i think it does.
2. Buy/order DVD version

Ordering the DVD will be my last resort since i will have to shell out nearly double the price of the game due to customs i think..i live in India so i dont think we get the game here in the market:(

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 22:01
Well me partners on the couch watching the X factor (oh dear), and Im watchin the clock. Will the strawberry download be available from this forum, and apologies if this question has already been answered people.

In regards to City, just wait for the next transfer window to open. Then the spending will really begin. Next season, they will be the new Chelsea. And Im not even a City fan.

yes info on how to download the strawberry version will be avaliable in aprox 2 hours.

Frazy85
01-11-2008, 22:01
Well me partners on the couch watching the X factor (oh dear), and Im watchin the clock. Will the strawberry download be available from this forum, and apologies if this question has already been answered people.

In regards to City, just wait for the next transfer window to open. Then the spending will really begin. Next season, they will be the new Chelsea. And Im not even a City fan.

Yeah ive given up playing fifa, and now im just on here, and staring at the clock on my computer, its going veryyyy slow

o_driscoll
01-11-2008, 22:02
hey hows it going?
is it 11 the demo is out?thought it was 12

matthewgoodfield
01-11-2008, 22:02
Hi

Will u be able to actually start the download for 11pm , and I suppose all the torrent links will be on the forums


Thanks A Lot

Avon Barksdale
01-11-2008, 22:02
I've dowloaded 'Steam', but the demo isn't showing up when I search for it. I take it it'll just appear at 11pm and be available to download from there? Will it take long on a Virgin Media connection with a d/load speed of 2056kbps and an upload speed of 188kbps?

genx
01-11-2008, 22:02
thanks for the reply :D 7am.. after download then go to bed wake up then play :D:D

Solid Gone
01-11-2008, 22:02
Ordering the DVD will be my last resort since i will have to shell out nearly double the price of the game due to customs i think..i live in India so i dont think we get the game here in the market:(

Customs & excise are the source of all evil in the world. :thdn:

vinneyboy
01-11-2008, 22:03
hey guys will any of you sit up all night and play the demo?

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 22:03
come on! less than 2 hours now! And as a gooner, i'd like to announce that, until August 2009, FM will officially be THE most important thing in football, as we've royally screwed up this season!

Frazy85
01-11-2008, 22:03
hey hows it going?
is it 11 the demo is out?thought it was 12

It was going to be 12, but they decided to be nice and give it to us an hour early :)

ahmufcwafc
01-11-2008, 22:03
Yeah I think so :)

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 22:04
hey guys will any of you sit up all night and play the demo?

does the reply

SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK!

mean anything to you ;) hehe :D

Solid Gone
01-11-2008, 22:04
hey guys will any of you sit up all night and play the demo?

I will, I had a big fat lie in this morning (well, afternoon), I'm good for several hours after DL'ing the demo (lot's of supplies as well). :)

eshaan
01-11-2008, 22:05
Its 2 35 am! 2 more hours damit :(

matt26wash
01-11-2008, 22:06
Hahaha Luke. Awful result today mate. I know the feeling as a L'pool fan. Shockin at Spurs like. But then Spurs are one hell of a team and wont be anywhere near the bottom soon. Still pick Spurs to have a top 6 finish. Mite be time to look for a new manager Luke. Arsene has been class, but has he taken ya as far as he can?!? Open to replies from gunners.

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 22:06
I will, I had a big fat lie in this morning (well, afternoon), I'm good for several hours after DL'ing the demo (lot's of supplies as well). :)
I'l give it perhaps 1 or 2 hours before turning in. Gotta get some sleep before the son wakes up.

remisheva
01-11-2008, 22:07
It is me who awake all night waiting 4 Demo .. I live in Malaysia also

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 22:07
the download will go live at 11 uk time. and the info on how to download will be posted on the forums here :)

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 22:07
Right folks. 1h50 mins in bed now = 1h50 mins more of playing FM3D (as i've been re-naming it in my head) later. Hence...cya in a bit!

malleria
01-11-2008, 22:07
I have a game tomorrow for my team but hopefully it gets called off!!!

jazbo
01-11-2008, 22:08
You could have a brand new space station ut if its linked to a rubbish broadband connection then its a problem...


Should i be worried that when i went on steam website n thought i wud see how downloading works it said tomb raider would take 7 hours. Surely FM09 wont take 2 long. Anyone know how long it is likely to take. I have brand new laptop so speed shuldnt be problem???

vinneyboy
01-11-2008, 22:08
no problem mate i bet I'll be in bed before you, Ha Ha!!!

rookie_th
01-11-2008, 22:09
i am awake for some hours now, saw "el classico" from romania(steaua buc. vs. dinamo buc.), got a few(actually 7) beers at board and a few glasses of wine and i will have 1 hour to sleep before it will be out :) than....until monday....fm time :X:P

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 22:09
oooo just seen matt's reply so cant go to bed now...mate...i've been saying it for a couple of years now. Wenger's policy clearly isnt working, and a team like us CANNOT be going this long without a trophy. Either it has to be a big change in Wenger's thinking or he has to go. Possibly the latter...as well as the unwillingness to spend, he's been rather inept tactically this season. How on earth can he think we're going to challenge with 4 central midfielders on the pitch?! Wouldnt mind him being kept on as Dir. of Footy though......

o_driscoll
01-11-2008, 22:11
Hahaha Luke. Awful result today mate. I know the feeling as a L'pool fan. Shockin at Spurs like. But then Spurs are one hell of a team and wont be anywhere near the bottom soon. Still pick Spurs to have a top 6 finish. Mite be time to look for a new manager Luke. Arsene has been class, but has he taken ya as far as he can?!? Open to replies from gunners.

Its annoying he didn't strengthen in the summer....we;re not that far away. A dominate centre half and centre mid were really needed in the summer

RicKSpurs
01-11-2008, 22:12
You could have a brand new space station ut if its linked to a rubbish broadband connection then its a problem...

How do i find out what kbps it downloads stuff at. Im useless with stuff like this, cheers 4 answer.

Wee Aja
01-11-2008, 22:13
Even more tempted.... :)

rookie_th
01-11-2008, 22:14
anyway...to keep the thread title going...its 23.13 here in romania, that means, even for everyone, that there are 1 hours and 45 minutes left

goldman132
01-11-2008, 22:14
Everyone use the Torrent,my heads racing just thinking of who to be i just don't know

vinneyboy
01-11-2008, 22:14
does the reply

SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK!

mean anything to you ;) hehe :D


oooo just seen matt's reply so cant go to bed now...mate...i've been saying it for a couple of years now. Wenger's policy clearly isnt working, and a team like us CANNOT be going this long without a trophy. Either it has to be a big change in Wenger's thinking or he has to go. Possibly the latter...as well as the unwillingness to spend, he's been rather inept tactically this season. How on earth can he think we're going to challenge with 4 central midfielders on the pitch?! Wouldnt mind him being kept on as Dir. of Footy though......

we should have bought some players in the summer, the policy of youth is just not working, and we need a new captain as well.

UGOD
01-11-2008, 22:14
How do i find out what kbps it downloads stuff at. Im useless with stuff like this, cheers 4 answer.

http://www.speedtest.net/

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 22:15
Everyone use the Torrent,my heads racing just thinking of who to be i just don't know

cant go wrong with the kings of europe liverpool with the legendary steven gerrard and el niño!

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 22:16
o'driscoll - im sory but we needed a striker too. Ade had a great year last year but he's not that good, he was never going to live up to that again. Look at the players we COULD have signed in the last few yearrs...Torres, Defoe, perhaps even Saha??? Wenger might have been able to keep him fit, and he's a great player.

And actually, i think we could also have done with a keeper, and a couple of wingers, certainly down the left side.....we're more than just a defender and a DMC short.

geordie_allan
01-11-2008, 22:17
i`m personally hanginging about news of the world and steam,where is everyone one else clicking ???????????????????????:D

jess boi
01-11-2008, 22:17
I have a game tomorrow for my team but hopefully it gets called off!!!


haha same here, i bet thats what the pro's are saying as well :D Bentleys probably been analysing the weather for the past 10 hours

UGOD
01-11-2008, 22:17
cant go wrong with the kings of europe liverpool with the legendary steven gerrard and el niño!

I thought Manchester United were officially Kings Of Europe?
If I remember correctly, Liverpool weren't even the the Kings Of Liverpool the last time they were Kings Of Europe?

JohnboyHibs
01-11-2008, 22:17
Yeah, some things are better left unsaid. For instance the position of Feyenoord in the dutch league ;) (joke for dutch readers:D)

FC FC Groningen!

:D

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 22:18
How do i find out what kbps it downloads stuff at. Im useless with stuff like this, cheers 4 answer.


your connection isnt a fast one,so it should be maxed out downloading from steam , your line 2048kbps = 250 KB/s or 2.05 Mbps

1hrs 5 mins if your connection is maxxed

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 22:19
dont make me sing a certain song we have ;)

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 22:19
i actually disagree about Gallas. I think with the right players around him he could be a great skipper. He knows, as we do, that this team just doesnt cut it. Eboue is useless, and too many of the players are not really of title-challenge quality, despite being "decent" (Ade, Denilson, Song, Walcott most of the time......). But right at this moment i reckon our biggest problem is the lack of width. Look at today....how on earth can you play with 4 central midfielders?!

smithers08
01-11-2008, 22:19
Just stayin on the forums until a link appears :)

trekman
01-11-2008, 22:20
Steam probably. I think the news of the world download is only the vanilla one although I could be wrong. I'd prefer the strawberry download though since it allows you to try the demo in more leagues.

malleria
01-11-2008, 22:20
Time seems to be standing still and i am bein tortured to watch strivtly come dancing!!! Only ood thing is ola jordan(fit).

jazbo
01-11-2008, 22:21
If you have broadband of around 1-2mb then you can probs download this as a torrent around 80-120kbps meaning it will be done in around an hour.



Should i be worried that when i went on steam website n thought i wud see how downloading works it said tomb raider would take 7 hours. Surely FM09 wont take 2 long. Anyone know how long it is likely to take. I have brand new laptop so speed shuldnt be problem???


How do i find out what kbps it downloads stuff at. Im useless with stuff like this, cheers 4 answer.

coolbananas
01-11-2008, 22:22
Futurama till 22:00 on Sky 3, Then Match Of The Day on BBC 1 till eleven.... Then Football Manager 2009 demo literally all night.

malleria
01-11-2008, 22:22
haha same here, i bet thats what the pro's are saying as well :D Bentleys probably been analysing the weather for the past 10 hours
I'm lucky it's been chucking it down all day, I'M GUTTED;)

RicKSpurs
01-11-2008, 22:23
http://www.speedtest.net/

Cheers for that. I went on, Says 2461 download. 478 upload. Is that good. Plus the nearest on that map was london i live near mancester a good 300miles away.

Am i going to be k for quick download? UGOD or any1 please help.

snoz
01-11-2008, 22:24
major crisis...

I purchased FM9 on Steam last week, whilst I was in the UK. No worries, and assumed that I'd be able to down load the demo today (I'm in Japan now). It seems though that the products isn't available on Steam in Japan. I'm off to Singapore next and then on to Hong Kong.... will the Steam Demo / Full release be available in any of these countries?

Don't make me fly home just to download some software!

ajb
01-11-2008, 22:25
today was a unique situation because of the stoke threat from set pieces. If we'd won on weds then we would have played a normal team, but with confidence low as it was after that Wenger felt it necessary to put in as many tall players as we possibly could to try and cope with said threat, and expect even with that team to win, but it backfired spectacularly.

The policy that "isn't working" is the only reason we're still playing champions league formation, if we'd spent all the money we've had at our disposal on players in their prime, we would have second rate players, rather than up and coming youngsters. If we win nothing this season then there will be massive changes, but the team has improved every year since the massive overhaul after Henry/Pires/Vieira, and the period of transition is ending now.

How on earth can we need wingers?! Nasri, Walcott, Rosicky, Vela, and Wilshere coming through, the only positions we need is a top massive centre back, I would say keeper but the reason we havn't been after one is because Fabianski is expected to become a world class keeper in the next year or so

Mahr
01-11-2008, 22:25
I find it odd that there are no news on steam of the upcoming demo..

Solid Gone
01-11-2008, 22:25
Cheers for that. I went on, Says 2461 download. 478 upload. Is that good. Plus the nearest on that map was london i live near mancester a good 300miles away.

Am i going to be k for quick download? UGOD or any1 please help.

Just over 2MB...should take you around an hour.

o_driscoll
01-11-2008, 22:26
today was a unique situation because of the stoke threat from set pieces. If we'd won on weds then we would have played a normal team, but with confidence low as it was after that Wenger felt it necessary to put in as many tall players as we possibly could to try and cope with said threat, and expect even with that team to win, but it backfired spectacularly.

The policy that "isn't working" is the only reason we're still playing champions league formation, if we'd spent all the money we've had at our disposal on players in their prime, we would have second rate players, rather than up and coming youngsters. If we win nothing this season then there will be massive changes, but the team has improved every year since the massive overhaul after Henry/Pires/Vieira, and the period of transition is ending now.

How on earth can we need wingers?! Nasri, Walcott, Rosicky, Vela, and Wilshere coming through, the only positions we need is a top massive centre back, I would say keeper but the reason we havn't been after one is because Fabianski is expected to become a world class keeper in the next year or so

have to agree

vinneyboy
01-11-2008, 22:26
i actually disagree about Gallas. I think with the right players around him he could be a great skipper. He knows, as we do, that this team just doesnt cut it. Eboue is useless, and too many of the players are not really of title-challenge quality, despite being "decent" (Ade, Denilson, Song, Walcott most of the time......). But right at this moment i reckon our biggest problem is the lack of width. Look at today....how on earth can you play with 4 central midfielders?!

Gallas Isn't a true leader, and you are right to many central midfielders, if truth be told are not good enough we should have bought and brought in some quality players, we never relaced what we let go!!!

IQ122
01-11-2008, 22:27
I've got to say that I personally think that Arsenal have several problems. We don't have a top quality DM and that's showing, are CB's are all very short and Gallas is a loon!

RicKSpurs
01-11-2008, 22:29
Just over 2MB...should take you around an hour.

Cheers, just about bearable. Will just have to watch the highlights of our victory over pool over and over. Gud times. Tottenham winning again and new fm coming out. What more is needed.

hammondkahuna
01-11-2008, 22:30
90 minutes more to go!

plus extra time!

Come On Ref!!!

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 22:31
I find it odd that there are no news on steam of the upcoming demo..


Yeah nothing apart from the massive popup upon login thats been there since yesterday

Suzie MUFC
01-11-2008, 22:32
Cheers for that. I went on, Says 2461 download. 478 upload. Is that good. Plus the nearest on that map was london i live near mancester a good 300miles away.

Am i going to be k for quick download? UGOD or any1 please help.


Just over 2MB...should take you around an hour.

Actually, that's 2mb, not MB.

MB = megabytes
mb = megabits

RicKSpurs' download rate should be at around 200 to 250KBps.

FM5
01-11-2008, 22:32
sorry, but what time is it in UK now. in my country, 4:30 AM now

Solid Gone
01-11-2008, 22:33
Cheers, just about bearable. Will just have to watch the highlights of our victory over pool over and over. Gud times. Tottenham winning again and new fm coming out. What more is needed.

I won't be watching that - I am gutted.:(

JohnFKenny
01-11-2008, 22:33
90 minutes more to go!

plus extra time!

Come On Ref!!!

As long as it doesn't go to penalties

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 22:33
I find it odd that there are no news on steam of the upcoming demo..


Actually, that's 2mb, not MB.

MB = megabytes
mb = megabits

RicKSpurs' download rate should be at around 200 to 250KBps.

he got the time right though, around an hour

tingting
01-11-2008, 22:34
http://www.speedtest.net/

Weird...it says my download speed is 302 kb/s...is it divided by 10???coz my speed is never more than 30kbps:(

RicKSpurs
01-11-2008, 22:35
Actually, that's 2mb, not MB.

MB = megabytes
mb = megabits

RicKSpurs' download rate should be at around 200 to 250KBps.

Cheers, Ok so whats that in minutes/hours wise???

Indoctrin
01-11-2008, 22:35
You mean 2 hours 30 minutes........ ish

samdalton86
01-11-2008, 22:35
can you have multiple managers?

BIGbenlee
01-11-2008, 22:35
Futurama till 22:00 on Sky 3, Then Match Of The Day on BBC 1 till eleven.... Then Football Manager 2009 demo literally all night.


Sounds like a good plan mate. I think i'll be joining you! Futuramas ace!:)

ajb
01-11-2008, 22:35
I've got to say that I personally think that Arsenal have several problems. We don't have a top quality DM and that's showing, are CB's are all very short and Gallas is a loon!

Denilson is a top DM, and much better than Flamini ever could be, but has been scapegoated somewhat in the period of crapness recently despite being one of our best players throughout.

The CBs being not overly tall is an issue, though very short is an exageration, they aren't much shorted than John Terry. It's just that both Gallas and Toure need to be playing alongside a real commanding powerhouse type or they're found out a bit in the air. Gallas is a very good leader at times, scores very important goals and has created a never give up type mentality that resulted in us fighting alot more and getting more late goals, but he's a bit overly passionate at times and loses his cool, which can't be good for the younguns. If we're still within 6 points of the leaders after xmas we'll win the title, November is massive though, we could capitulate and end up 15 points behind very easily.

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 22:36
Weird...it says my download speed is 302 kb/s...is it divided by 10???coz my speed is never more than 30kbps:(


302 kb/s = 36KB/s more or less

Martins
01-11-2008, 22:36
As long as it doesn't go to penalties

Or coin toss! :)

LeoVieira
01-11-2008, 22:36
What time is it in England?

Suzie MUFC
01-11-2008, 22:37
Weird...it says my download speed is 302 kb/s...is it divided by 10???coz my speed is never more than 30kbps:(

Yeah something like that. The speeds on these speedtests are done in bits, not bytes, so you take the last digit off and the result is around what your download rate (in bytes) would be.

More or less.

Hamselv
01-11-2008, 22:37
Actually, that's 2mb, not MB.

MB = megabytes
mb = megabits

MB = megabytes
Mb = megabits

M = mega-
m = milli-

:)

PutzMan
01-11-2008, 22:38
My speed is quite good;

http://www.speedtest.net/result/348682533.png


Should get them (both os's) in around 40(ish) minutes.

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 22:38
What time is it in England?

9:38 in england atm

Ikoru
01-11-2008, 22:39
Why don't they release the demo file now, but split the file into 2 pieces, one 950mb and then a small 50mb download that can be released at 12am. This would allow us start downloading now, but not able to play until shortly after 12am. Currently we will not be able to play until early in the morning or even later because of download traffic.

Twellman24
01-11-2008, 22:39
So if mine says 15000, it should be fairly fast, right?

Pope of Pot, King of Nothing
01-11-2008, 22:39
major crisis...

I purchased FM9 on Steam last week, whilst I was in the UK. No worries, and assumed that I'd be able to down load the demo today (I'm in Japan now). It seems though that the products isn't available on Steam in Japan. I'm off to Singapore next and then on to Hong Kong.... will the Steam Demo / Full release be available in any of these countries?

Don't make me fly home just to download some software!

Can you check your My Games tab for me? It should list FM09.

You might not be able to download the demo, though. But since you have paid for FM09, you should be able to get it as long as you can log into the same account. I'm not completely savvy with Steam, though, so I am just noodling.

Suzie MUFC
01-11-2008, 22:39
MB = megabytes
Mb = megabits

M = mega-
m = milli-

:)

I've never heard it referred to as millibytes. In download speed terms, in the UK anyway, it's always been known as megabits.

Indoctrin
01-11-2008, 22:40
What a good day.. The scum are defeated by Stoke, the Bindippers are defeated by Spurs, Ronaldo bags another brace and the FM09 demo is released :D

hammondkahuna
01-11-2008, 22:40
Or coin toss! :)

coin toss?

you mean hooligans invading the pitch going berserk as they realise that the game was rigged?

interesting.

$amaD
01-11-2008, 22:40
download 9643 kb/s :)

tingting
01-11-2008, 22:40
302 kb/s = 36KB/s more or less

sheeshhhh...will have to find a new ISP :-|

--junk--
01-11-2008, 22:40
will the demo on 11 or 12 uk time? someone is saying there 1 hour 30 min left. some says 2 hour 30 min left. which is the real deal_

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 22:41
My speed is quite good;

http://www.speedtest.net/result/348682533.png


Should get them (both os's) in around 40(ish) minutes.
So is mine :D

http://www.speedtest.net/result/348683984.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Suzie MUFC
01-11-2008, 22:42
So if mine says 15000, it should be fairly fast, right?

Yeah, that's over 1MB per second. Although it should be noted that speedtests are not totally accurate due to noise, fluctuations and stuff like that. It's more of an approximate measurement.

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 22:43
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348683975.png (http://www.speedtest.net)



wont take me long either

tony1
01-11-2008, 22:43
4695.39 Kbps ( 4.6 Mbps ) I shall see how long it takes

jamesb123
01-11-2008, 22:44
Bindippers....very original.

Anyone from SI or anyone with anymore knowledge of graphics than me :D will there be a big difference in terms of graphic playability between the Vanilla and Strawberry demos? I want to see if the game will work well on my laptop but dont really want to download 1Gb of FM.

I know the vanilla has no logos etc, but will this make a massive difference in overall performance?

*what a long winded post for such a small question*

amvlad
01-11-2008, 22:44
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348685239.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

:D

trekman
01-11-2008, 22:44
Sounds like a good plan mate. I think i'll be joining you! Futuramas ace!:)

Only one problem though. MOTD is not on until 11.10 :D According to the tv guide on my telly anyway.

mortonous
01-11-2008, 22:45
mine says 4805 download and 375 upload.

how long would that take for me to download the demo?

thanks in advance

Martins
01-11-2008, 22:45
Mine here http://www.speedtest.net/result/348685869.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

bojanstheman
01-11-2008, 22:45
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348685239.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

:D

Your connection is 44.5 x faster than mine. How depressing. :(

Pope of Pot, King of Nothing
01-11-2008, 22:46
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348685239.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

:D

Shut up! :(

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 22:46
Bindippers....very original.

Anyone from SI or anyone with anymore knowledge of graphics than me :D will there be a big difference in terms of graphic playability between the Vanilla and Strawberry demos? I want to see if the game will work well on my laptop but dont really want to download 1Gb of FM.

I know the vanilla has no logos etc, but will this make a massive difference in overall performance?

*what a long winded post for such a small question*
I think I saw an answer from Miles saying that the Vanilla only contains 1 camera view while the Strawberry one, contains more. I think this states that the vanilla does contain 3D.

BigRedMachine
01-11-2008, 22:46
Mine isn't bad (I Hope!!)

http://www.speedtest.net/result/348685993.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 22:46
Only one problem though. MOTD is not on until 11.10 :D According to the tv guide on my telly anyway.

BBC Scotland 11:10. all the English regions 10:10 ,

The Best Manager
01-11-2008, 22:46
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348686330.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

:rolleyes:

hammondkahuna
01-11-2008, 22:46
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348685779.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

looks. great.

Suzie MUFC
01-11-2008, 22:47
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348685239.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

:D

Christ on a bike! :D

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 22:47
Shut up! :(
daaamn.. 40/10 connection. Well if I want, I can easily get a 40/40 connection :D

gunarrrrrrr
01-11-2008, 22:47
http://www.speedtest.net/result/325872613.png (http://www.speedtest.net)


that's what i'm taaalking abooout

Hamselv
01-11-2008, 22:47
I've never heard it referred to as millibytes. In download speed terms, in the UK anyway, it's always been known as megabits.

It's megabits everywhere else as well. It's just that if you wanted everything to be correct then 'mega' is not 'm' but 'M'.

'b' = bits
'B' = bytes
'm' = milli (not used in the computer world, but many other places)
'M' = mega

So, megabits is 'Mb' not 'mb'.

coolbananas
01-11-2008, 22:48
Only one problem though. MOTD is not on until 11.10 :D According to the tv guide on my telly anyway.

Nope definetly 22:10 till 23:30. works out better leaving me half an hour to download the demo then plenty of time to play.

AZBruntsfield
01-11-2008, 22:48
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348685239.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

:D

10 times my speed :(

Mortified Penguin
01-11-2008, 22:49
:(

Well i'm going to watch MOTD and then go to bed as I have got work early in the morning... (up at 5) might see if i can get the demo downloaded while i get ready for work though.

vol
01-11-2008, 22:49
its from turkey. not good but its okay for now..

http://www.speedtest.net/result/348687305.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

lfc7
01-11-2008, 22:50
Only one problem though. MOTD is not on until 11.10 :D According to the tv guide on my telly anyway.

MOTD is on at 22.10

buzzing_hornet
01-11-2008, 22:51
The first of these is in Australia, 442 magazine will be covermounting a special exclusive A-League demo of the game, although I do not have a date for the issue of the magazines release as yet (I expect it will be after the release of the game, unfortunately, due to the time it takes to print the discs).

4-4-2 usually release at the beginning of every month, as in December's issue will be out now (they're one month ahead), so are you saying that they'll be releasing at least two weeks later than usual ?

Martins
01-11-2008, 22:51
It seems that everyone outside Western Europe has quite good connection speed :)

Barkermush
01-11-2008, 22:51
Thank god MOTD is on soon pass time till 11, WELL can't wait for the demo.

Basketcase
01-11-2008, 22:52
:D
What a good day.. The scum are defeated by Stoke, the Bindippers are defeated by Spurs, Ronaldo bags another brace and the FM09 demo is released :D

And Chelsea are back on top. Happy days!!
:thup:

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 22:52
my connection is rubbish but it wont stop me downloading the fm 09 :D

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 22:53
:D

And Chelsea are back on top. Happy days!!
:thup:

oh not for long dont worry about that ;)

dfgrigg
01-11-2008, 22:53
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348689064.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

;)

F94
01-11-2008, 22:54
Currently I cannot find anything to do with the demo on steam, can someone either help me find it or let me know that it wont be up till midnight?

bayern8176
01-11-2008, 22:54
houston we have a problem



http://www.speedtest.net/result/348691330.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

drunkpunk
01-11-2008, 22:54
It'd be nice to get full speed download (4Mbit for me) but I can see not getting that speed right away due to the sheer number of people trying to get the files.

Suzie MUFC
01-11-2008, 22:54
It's megabits everywhere else as well. It's just that if you wanted everything to be correct then 'mega' is not 'm' but 'M'.

'b' = bits
'B' = bytes
'm' = milli (not used in the computer world, but many other places)
'M' = mega

So, megabits is 'Mb' not 'mb'.

Ah, righto then.

coolbananas
01-11-2008, 22:54
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348689064.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

;)

B*stard :D

Rem-8
01-11-2008, 22:55
Hello again. I got a question - I don't know what is that STEAM thing. I've read the Steam thread but there's nothing I could read about a demo download and the whole system. I'd like to ask:
- do I need to download anything like a client or sth?
- do I need to register somewhere for that Steam to work?
- will it be a normal link to download from somewhere?
Thanks for quick info.

help!!!
01-11-2008, 22:55
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348689667.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

:| :(!!

lmarsha_926
01-11-2008, 22:56
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348689600.png

what is my speed like

deva-fan
01-11-2008, 22:56
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348690180.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

erm...

help!!!
01-11-2008, 22:56
Better than mine by miles :(

Suzie MUFC
01-11-2008, 22:56
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348689064.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

;)

Egggh?!

Are you on the experimental uberfibre up to 48Mb connections being tested in London at the moment or something?

Edit: Never mind, just noticed the ISP.

bcredrabbit
01-11-2008, 22:56
It seems that everyone outside Western Europe has quite good connection speed :)

I wish.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/348683414.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Anyone here got a slower connection than me?

Needless to say, I'll be downloading the vanilla version, and it will still take a few hours if everything goes alright.

hammondkahuna
01-11-2008, 22:57
This will be my Fourteenth year playing football manager.

It'll be a milestone next year!

thru my ups and downs, this kid has always been there for me.

yes, FM09, my kid.

the kid is my son.

Mattioson Blue Boy
01-11-2008, 22:57
Well here we go with an hour to go

Put Match of the Day on
Or if your girlfriend has beaten you from the TV then good luck with X Factor Results....Yes I'm speaking with experience lol.

Solid Gone
01-11-2008, 22:57
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348689064.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

;)

That's just obscene! Go and disport yourself somewhere else please!!! :mad:

I'm on 8MB, but I usually only get around 6MB.

Edit: God dammit! BT are choking my bandwidth or something...I'm at less than a Meg at this moment, it better be back to it's normal speed in an hour or I am gonna be mad as Hell.:(

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 22:58
There is a huge popup when you first load steam mentioning the demo, you cant find it in the games listings because its not 11pm yet

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 22:58
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348689064.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

;)
that reminds me of an old car commercial where a guy stands alongside the freeway and the car races by. The only thing the guy knows about the car, is that it is a 'iiiiinnngggggg' (e.g. the sound it says when it races by).

Damn a connection you have :D

amvlad
01-11-2008, 22:58
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348689064.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

;)


Kicked my ass!

help!!!
01-11-2008, 22:58
Anybody else starting to feel the forum meltdown when they reload the page?

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 22:58
Denilson is a top DM, and much better than Flamini ever could be, but has been scapegoated somewhat in the period of crapness recently despite being one of our best players throughout.

The CBs being not overly tall is an issue, though very short is an exageration, they aren't much shorted than John Terry. It's just that both Gallas and Toure need to be playing alongside a real commanding powerhouse type or they're found out a bit in the air. Gallas is a very good leader at times, scores very important goals and has created a never give up type mentality that resulted in us fighting alot more and getting more late goals, but he's a bit overly passionate at times and loses his cool, which can't be good for the younguns. If we're still within 6 points of the leaders after xmas we'll win the title, November is massive though, we could capitulate and end up 15 points behind very easily.

No, im sorry, but you're just wrong. Denilson isnt a DM, he's a creative player in the Fabregas mould. DMs are big, stoppers...hence Viera/Diaby when fit/Makelele/Essien etc. Denilson is too similar to Cesc. He is a Fabregas understudy, and a good one at that. But no more.

As for the person talking about wingers...think of it this way:

Rosicky - always injured, not sure if we'll ever see him again to be honest. The ONLY left winger on the books.
Nasri - class but wasted on the left as he's right footed
Walcott - currently too inconsistent though could be good soon
Vela - well we dont know yet, but from what ive seen he's more of a striker than a left winger. Either way, we cant keep rely on players "maturing into good players" because it will happen at different times. By the time he gets to where Walcott is, Cesc will probably have had enough of no trophies. By the time both he and Walcott are at the quality level of Cesc (quite possible), Walcott will have had enough too.
Wilshere - is an AMC. Like a mixture of Cesc and Dennis. Not to mention he's 16.
Eboue - not a winger, in any way. A good understudy for Sagna, nothing more.
RvP - theoretically could be an answer but is currently needed up front. Maybe a striker could be the answer to both positions. MAYBE.

Numbers does not equal success. Currently we dont have a left-footed winger who is a viable option. Not a single one.

Basketcase
01-11-2008, 22:58
oh not for long dont worry about that ;)

Maybe. Man U have found a bit of form now I suppose. ;)

Stybb
01-11-2008, 22:58
Haha, looks like I'll be waiting a little longer than you guys to play FM:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/348691246.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Twellman24
01-11-2008, 22:58
Better than mine by miles :(

Miles?? Where??? WHERE????

El Bostero
01-11-2008, 22:59
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348691381.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I need a new ISP...with any luck I'll be playing on Wednesday. Better yet, I'll get it faster shipped by donkey.

-Jorge

Rem-8
01-11-2008, 22:59
There is a huge popup when you first load steam mentioning the demo, you cant find it in the games listings because its not 11pm yet

http://store.steampowered.com/freestuff/demos/

So when it will be here I just click and it will install?

Baroslfc5
01-11-2008, 22:59
3069 users online..Whats everyone waiting for ;)

Looking forward to this :) Like a kid at Christmas

Ballsout
01-11-2008, 22:59
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348686157.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

hey all, I am in Australia, how long before demo is available? please......

coolbananas
01-11-2008, 22:59
Well here we go with an hour to go

Put Match of the Day on
Or if your girlfriend has beaten you from the TV then good luck with X Factor Results....Yes I'm speaking with experience lol.

Could be worse, plus that Laura White is a proper sort :thup:

coolbananas
01-11-2008, 23:00
<a href="http://www.speedtest.net"><img src="http://www.speedtest.net/result/348686157.png"></a>

hey all, I am in Australia, how long before demo is available? please......

1 hour .

snoz
01-11-2008, 23:00
Can you check your My Games tab for me? It should list FM09.

You might not be able to download the demo, though. But since you have paid for FM09, you should be able to get it as long as you can log into the same account. I'm not completely savvy with Steam, though, so I am just noodling.

Yep, I can see it listed.... my concern though is that it is listed under purchase, but when I do a straight search for the product, I don't find it. I also don't see any of the apparent advertising for it. This makes me think that it is down to the region I'm in (currently Japan). Hopefully, it means I can download the game when it is released in a fortnight, but I'm assuming that Steam won't work out that because I've bought the product I should be entitled to the demo.

Does anyone know if it is going to be available in Singapore or HK on Steam?

mortonous
01-11-2008, 23:00
1 hour to go!! i cant wait

JohnboyHibs
01-11-2008, 23:00
This will be my Fourteenth year playing football manager.

It'll be a milestone next year!

thru my ups and downs, this kid has always been there for me.

yes, FM09, my kid.

the kid is my son.


Been there my friend - from the days of Nii Lamptey, Tommy Svindal Larsson, and Andry Sigporsson!

counting down the next hour!!!

Luke2
01-11-2008, 23:01
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348692328.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Is that good?

jazbo
01-11-2008, 23:01
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348692525.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

shezza88
01-11-2008, 23:01
1 hour !!

XD cant wait

dpwoodford
01-11-2008, 23:01
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348692817.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Martins
01-11-2008, 23:01
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348689064.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

;)

Dude, do you have a supercomputer devoted to FM in Cambridge? :)

wildhagen
01-11-2008, 23:01
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348691825.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Indoctrin
01-11-2008, 23:01
You people do realise that the british clocks WENT BACK AND HOUR??

Its only just about to hit 10 pm here in the UK so you have two hours to wait.

Herbie2100
01-11-2008, 23:01
I've dowloaded 'Steam', but the demo isn't showing up when I search for it. I take it it'll just appear at 11pm and be available to download from there? Will it take long on a Virgin Media connection with a d/load speed of 2056kbps and an upload speed of 188kbps?

it will take me about 10-15 min to do download the 1 gig demo trough steam :p:D

gunarrrrrrr
01-11-2008, 23:01
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348692961.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

First i got 21 thousand and now this:P

coolbananas
01-11-2008, 23:01
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348692328.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Is that good?

:eek: .

lmarsha_926
01-11-2008, 23:01
59 Minutes

Fmjunkie
01-11-2008, 23:02
I downloaded that Steam thingy and it doesn't show the demo when i search 'football manager' and it also tries to sell me FM2009 for $49.99... and i live in London. Why does it think i im from US?

GreyedOutMan
01-11-2008, 23:03
Indoctrin - yes but SI pushed the release of the demo forward, its coming at 11 :P

treble_yell_:-)
01-11-2008, 23:03
http://store.steampowered.com/freestuff/demos/

So when it will be here I just click and it will install?

No....... you need the steam client installed, dude its all in the stickys

stevie_G_32201
01-11-2008, 23:03
its not 11 yet so the demo wont show.

JackMarge
01-11-2008, 23:03
So... get to watch MOTD to get me in the mood then its FM demo till godknows when :D

Winner

http://www.speedtest.net/result/348693579.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

MikaelS
01-11-2008, 23:03
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348692328.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Is that good?
yeah. now we just wait for any of the BBB guys with 100/100 connections to drop by :)

Baroslfc5
01-11-2008, 23:03
You people do realise that the british clocks WENT BACK AND HOUR??

Its only just about to hit 10 pm here in the UK so you have two hours to wait.Miles has said the demo will be out at 11pm not midnight GMT, in a early post

mortonous
01-11-2008, 23:04
56 minutes

Herbie2100
01-11-2008, 23:04
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348693941.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

my upload is the same as my download, speedstest just can't figure that out

PLVPLV
01-11-2008, 23:04
It is out right now... downloading...

harding1985
01-11-2008, 23:04
59 Minutes

pmsl what planet are you on? :confused:

Macgyver0
01-11-2008, 23:05
Its legal download the lighter version of the demo and ask to someone to upload from the huge demo one quick start and one language file?

lmarsha_926
01-11-2008, 23:05
Lets hope this is going to be worth the wait