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bobatwal
01-11-2008, 23:11
how does bittorrent work? i cannot download steam it say i need admin rights

The-K-Man
01-11-2008, 23:11
So did the torrent file get uploaded at 11pm?
Where is it?
NOTW Site, not loading.....

Manager Milney
01-11-2008, 23:11
50% there on the torrent. huge speed decrease :(

Somerandomguy
01-11-2008, 23:11
Currently downloading the demo, uploading at 30ish kb need some more seeders though.

BTW seeding is leaving your torrent uploading after its finished its download

rfc_legend
01-11-2008, 23:11
The guy from Sweden who is currently my 1(11) seed I LOVE YOU!!!

Neji
01-11-2008, 23:11
The requested resource is in use.

I get this error trying to download from NOTW. Anywhere else to get the vanilla version?

pelicanstuff
01-11-2008, 23:12
Um, not wanting to flame too much, but it is a little rude to disconnect straight after hitting 100%. You know who you are...

1 in denmark, 1 in romania...

thanks to mr denmark for reconnecting :)

Beret83
01-11-2008, 23:13
the setup file took ages to load.......scary!

Hamselv
01-11-2008, 23:14
for the people getting over 100kbs
how are you doing this, im only getting 30

If you're sitting behind a router, and haven't opened some of the ports that your torrent program needs, then you can only connect to other users that have opened the necessary ports. That will result in slow speeds.

If you open the necessary ports, then you'll be able to connect to everyone, resulting in much higher speeds.

Opening ports in your router is potentially a small security risk, and unless you already know how to do it, then it might take a while to figure out. So, I would recommend just keeping things the way they are - even though it will take longer.

biro
01-11-2008, 23:14
1k download

100k upload

disgraceful

Kritik
01-11-2008, 23:15
It said 100% downloaded but getting a windows message error for fm.exe - i have deleted content and am trying to download it again

HAHA, that's what happened to me :thdn:

PutzMan
01-11-2008, 23:15
Windows seeds needed big time. Mac seeds are slowly appearing.

jm_itfc
01-11-2008, 23:15
With steam it's saying its gonna take 1hr 26 min. But its said that for about the last 10 minutes:(

Tridek2
01-11-2008, 23:18
Noes!!! Steam just broke from 500kb/s to 100kb/s and it's been like that for 5 minutes now :s

AndyJ585
01-11-2008, 23:19
This is getting stupid - downloaded it again and get the same error message

Beware
01-11-2008, 23:20
400k speeds for me on steam. About 48% done. Can't fricking wait :)

judasholmes
01-11-2008, 23:20
Just got on gameshadow!!!its downloading fine now got 30 % done in 5 mins!!!get iN!!!!!

DanGLiverpool
01-11-2008, 23:21
I get a percent every 4 freakin minutes on steam, it makes me wanna cry

dudester
01-11-2008, 23:21
Getting steady speed from steam

antg1985
01-11-2008, 23:21
first thing monday morning getting rid of sky broadband, its s&$t
39kbs through steam, rubbish
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348723411.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

edited by me because i can't spell, lol.

Swindon69
01-11-2008, 23:21
Mmm one bit torrent seeder - thanks the rest of you.

RaJ3iDs
01-11-2008, 23:24
Seeeeeeed!

Paul_B
01-11-2008, 23:24
Well, on the bright side... this is a pretty good trial run for the full game download! :P

Actually, there will be quite a few less people that would a) purchase the game, and b) choose digital download as their purchased option. So that might be fine, regardless.

EDIT: DanGLiverpool, I know how you feel. I'm at a whopping 27% downloaded from Steam and it's been out now for what, 75 minutes? Fantastic.

Husty
01-11-2008, 23:24
Downloaded! W00t!

DanGLiverpool
01-11-2008, 23:25
I wish my Steam could be downloading at speeds of 500, I barely get 50, have been as low as 11, and as high as 51, sooo frustrating lol

Beware
01-11-2008, 23:26
Downloaded! W00t!

Have fun mate! 63% here.

Hamselv
01-11-2008, 23:26
Mmm one bit torrent seeder - thanks the rest of you.

I got 84 seeders.

judasholmes
01-11-2008, 23:27
Anyone else got on Gameshadow!!??/

ting2004
01-11-2008, 23:28
I wish my Steam could be downloading at speeds of 500, I barely get 50, have been as low as 11, and as high as 51, sooo frustrating lol

Crazy, I was getting 900k speeds when I downloaded, I was lucky to be around the minute it was released though.

TheOriginalJez
01-11-2008, 23:28
still can't get on gameshadow here... 3% on bt and up to 110KB/s though

enuff
01-11-2008, 23:29
i am downloading it from steam right now but as soon as it is done i will start my utorrent and download the game from there too, and share for those who are using the torrent given... it is about sharing guys....

Paul_B
01-11-2008, 23:30
How fast is the torrent going, folks?

Capel
01-11-2008, 23:31
I get the bluescreen when I try to open it once I have downloaded it...

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 23:31
Direct PC download is available again. Link is on the first page of this thread.

Mac is is half an hour away, so just before the midnight time that the demo was meant to go live ;)

jm_itfc
01-11-2008, 23:31
29%, around 200KB/S on steam here..

Somerandomguy
01-11-2008, 23:31
torrent I'm getting 50kb/s

Šećer Babo
01-11-2008, 23:31
11 pages and no one puts a link for the torrent. On what tracker is it at least?

gibsona07
01-11-2008, 23:32
a quick question, im downloading the demo with steam atm and , touch wood, if all goes well i plan to put it on the pc in my bedroom and play well into the night. the thing is my other pc doesnt have an internet connection so with steam bieng an internet based client wil i still be able to play it without an internet connection?

TheOriginalJez
01-11-2008, 23:32
Woo on gameshadow now and going much quicker! Thank you miles!

trekman
01-11-2008, 23:32
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.

It went on at 11.10 where I am (Scotland) still managing to download the demo though. Its currently at 40% using steam.

Eoghan_M
01-11-2008, 23:33
If I download the larger version will I have player pics for prem players or are they still not available because of liscencing?

tottenhamfmo7
01-11-2008, 23:33
the link 'www.steampowered.com' doesn't work..

AndyJ585
01-11-2008, 23:33
Ive given up getting the steam version working - installing from the NOTW vanilla version at the moment. Still cant get on gameshadow!

pedro griffin
01-11-2008, 23:34
Are player stats updated for the demo or is that for the full release?

The majority of players I've looked at are exactly the same as last year.

Celtic's stats are well below par, see McGeady who was brilliant last year, yet no improved stats

Solid Gone
01-11-2008, 23:34
Woo on gameshadow now and going much quicker! Thank you miles!

Same here, Gameshadow just shot up to around 400kbps...uTorrent is around 80-100kbps.

Edit: thanks to the SI crew and who ever they are working with for trying to make this run smooth and fast.

dudester
01-11-2008, 23:34
If I download the larger version will I have player pics for prem players or are they still not available because of liscencing?

No license for Premiership.

tottenhamfmo7
01-11-2008, 23:35
a quick question, im downloading the demo with steam atm and , touch wood, if all goes well i plan to put it on the pc in my bedroom and play well into the night. the thing is my other pc doesnt have an internet connection so with steam bieng an internet based client wil i still be able to play it without an internet connection?

You will be fine once you have downloaded and installed the demo...

RSCA4Ever
01-11-2008, 23:35
I think bedtime will be delayed for another 24 hours.
Played almost all day 08 so I'm warmed up for 09. :D

jevonsxi
01-11-2008, 23:36
Just use your own Internet speed I'm downloadin it now and its haly way there

goldman132
01-11-2008, 23:36
I have broadband but im only geting 70kb/s on steam whats going on?

14% after an hour

gibsona07
01-11-2008, 23:36
You will be fine once you have downloaded and installed the demo...

cheers mate

Riot-11
01-11-2008, 23:36
750KB/s on STEAM. Wonderful!!!

Alexandre
01-11-2008, 23:36
11 pages and no one puts a link for the torrent. On what tracker is it at least?

It's on the first page of this thread, mate

ntfbolton1972
01-11-2008, 23:36
Ive given up getting the steam version working - installing from the NOTW vanilla version at the moment. Still cant get on gameshadow!

I am struggling too. Everytime I click on launch it just cancels itself straight away

diegosanchez
01-11-2008, 23:37
yes, thank you for the direct link. 1 mbyte/s downloading.. also downloading as torrent to share with the downloading guys.
i'm shaking guys. :)

Watford_fc_4_lyf
01-11-2008, 23:37
I finally got through on NOTW. Thanks SI but next time realise that EVERYONE will try to download at the same time and do something about it.

Hamselv
01-11-2008, 23:37
How fast is the torrent going, folks?
Whenever I'm lucky enough to be connected to a Swede with a nice broadband connection it's around 850 kB/s, when not then quite a bits lower.


i am downloading it from steam right now but as soon as it is done i will start my utorrent and download the game from there too, and share for those who are using the torrent given... it is about sharing guys....

The funny thing is that today such a message is highly appreciated, but try posting the same on the 14th... :D

Šećer Babo
01-11-2008, 23:37
Download link - News of the world (http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/entertainment/games/57764/GET-A-FREE-DOWNLOAD-OF-FOOTBALL-MANAGER-2009-Exclusive-first-demo-of-new-computer-game.html)

stonini90
01-11-2008, 23:38
bring up a coffee.gonna be a long night...

reason
01-11-2008, 23:38
downloaded in 15minutes with steam, quite impressed

lolgasm
01-11-2008, 23:38
When you save the file, do you just open it and your away?

damo666
01-11-2008, 23:38
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348728453.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
only getting in the low 50's Kb/s on Steam.

adriannos
01-11-2008, 23:39
the news of the worlds links work fine ......20% in 3 mins 97kb/sec

Riot-11
01-11-2008, 23:40
75% done on Steam. 780kb/s

Perry Neal
01-11-2008, 23:40
Just as a bit of customer feedback...

The torrent is at 5KB/s for me, I'll leave it running but it's shocking.
I decided to install Steam to give it a try, I was averaging about 100KB/s.
When the Gameshadow download became available it downloaded in about 20 minutes, much quicker than Steam was taking, so I uninstalled Steam and I've got no intention of using it again in the future.

The Gameshadow download was good, but the others were as dreadful as I've come to expect.

andys139
01-11-2008, 23:40
already i dont like steam

downloaded on desktop but wont launch as i dont meet graphics specs so thought right i'll try laptop

login to steam and no demo listed in my games so having to download again wasted over an hour already trying to play the demo and getting really annoyed now

i thought idea of using steam was you could log onto any pc in the world and play games that you have downloaded through steam

inmotion_slb
01-11-2008, 23:41
started my download from steam at 23:15 (stayed watching motd a bit longer) and no problems whatsoever, steady 580kbps for me and about 10% left now :)

TheOriginalJez
01-11-2008, 23:41
I finally got through on NOTW. Thanks SI but next time realise that EVERYONE will try to download at the same time and do something about it.

They told everyone it'd be available at 12... then today 11, then released it at 10... isn't that doing something about it? :p guess really just need more sources :/ but from the sounds of it steam and bt has gone quite well

Paul_B
01-11-2008, 23:41
The funny thing is that today such a message is highly appreciated, but try posting the same on the 14th... :D

Haha, that is pretty funny. I also highly doubt SI will be posting a torrent link in this thread for the game, come the 14th. :)

DanGLiverpool
01-11-2008, 23:41
Gave up on steam when it hit a lot of 9kbps, so am trying my luck through Gameshadow, might sneak the laptop overnight into my bedroom and leave it on downloading. I have time before I go to bed though lol

gibsona07
01-11-2008, 23:41
will the full game be able to be purchased off steam when released?

ntfbolton1972
01-11-2008, 23:42
I cannot get it to launch eother but it is not giving me any reasons for it

Paul_B
01-11-2008, 23:42
started my download from steam at 23:15 (stayed watching motd a bit longer) and no problems whatsoever, steady 580kbps for me and about 10% left now :)

So Steam must use various servers, and it's the luck of the draw as to how fast you get. Lame.

inmotion_slb
01-11-2008, 23:43
will the full game be able to be purchased off steam when released?

yeah available already as pre purchase

adzsim
01-11-2008, 23:43
miles, i think we broke steam :) it's really slow

inmotion_slb
01-11-2008, 23:44
So Steam must use various servers, and it's the luck of the draw as to how fast you get. Lame.

maybe, but ive downloaded most of Half Life games from there and always got full speed download and never any problems

dwnelson
01-11-2008, 23:44
I get a graphics failure when I try to play the demo...

I figured my video card wasn't good enough for 3D, but is there no way to play without 3D mode so I can play on this computer?

haza555
01-11-2008, 23:44
Steam is the way to go boys!

Socdk
01-11-2008, 23:45
Argghhghah still 40% to go! I'm going to slit my wrists soon just because I'm f00kin' crazy!

Wish I had my old connection.

Doruk
01-11-2008, 23:45
when will the mac download be back as the mac torrent is slow... says I got 8 hours left 30 kB/s...

Paul_B
01-11-2008, 23:45
Considering the Steam speed factor - being pants, in my situation - and that somebody just said that Steam refused to let the game run on their system, I just decided to start a torrent at the same time as my Steam download, just to be on the safe side.

It's not like it's going to affect the wonderful speed of Steam. :P

EDIT: I just realized this will actually help other people get the torrent faster, as well. So I think ALL Steam users should do this (if they have the hard drive space). You will either get your game at the same time you would have anyway (from Steam), or faster through the torrent. Either way, you help others to get the game faster!

Walrus
01-11-2008, 23:45
Some of us have to install vista first as it didn't install as part of my upgrade day before yesterday. Grr.

Still my 3gb ram will be sweet!

adriannos
01-11-2008, 23:46
just use news of the world link 30 - 45 minutes....

Socdk
01-11-2008, 23:46
Steam is the way to go boys!

Yeah. I've installed steam solely for the purpose of downloading the FM demo. Torrents are a bit shakey. Some people connect well with torrents, but this being a brand new torrent and all the speed might be slow. And I'm outta patience!

Steam boys.

Swindon69
01-11-2008, 23:47
57 kbs dl on BitTorrent

AndyKane67
01-11-2008, 23:47
30% at the moment via Steam. Hitting average speeds of 228-234 kb/s.

tottenhamfmo7
01-11-2008, 23:48
120kb/s for me on Steam!!!

gcom85
01-11-2008, 23:48
steam is going ok so far i'm about 10% in running at about 200kb/s. So excited!

diegosanchez
01-11-2008, 23:49
%52 percent from direct link with 400-500 kb/s

cutterschoice
01-11-2008, 23:50
http://www.speedtest.net/result/348728453.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
only getting in the low 50's Kb/s on Steam.

If that's your connection speed no wonder, that's a very slow internet speed, i'm getting 220kb/s through direct connection on a 14mb line, can't complain atleast i can still use my ps3 without any lag lol

Sota
01-11-2008, 23:50
Thats weird, im downloading using the direct download link and i was at about 20% and it said download finished... of course it wasnt only had downloaded about 220mb.

Be aware of that guys.

JackMarge
01-11-2008, 23:50
50kbs on steam
5kbs on utorrent

cant get on GSD

heartbreak :)

Johnson993
01-11-2008, 23:51
115kb/s 38% on steam

Tridek2
01-11-2008, 23:51
I wonder what's making my Stream download so crappy compared to you guys :\

Because my connection can go as far as 2 megabytes (thats bytes, not bits) per second download speed and I can't seem to get more than 200 kb/s in the last 30 minutes.

EDIT: Oh wait, now it seems everyone is on the 200 mark as well.

Solid Gone
01-11-2008, 23:51
57 kbs dl on BitTorrent

Gameshadow seems to be the best option for non-steam users, I'm now at 55% with around 400kbps on their DL, a measly 17% on uTorrent.

I'd switch to GS if I was you...but keep your BitTorrent DL going to help other folks.

Andy H
01-11-2008, 23:51
Steam was superb downloading the demo but I downloaded it twice now and each time it would not let me launch the game. Kept getting an error 'FM09exe has encountered a problem and will have to close'. :(

Avogadro
01-11-2008, 23:51
I have a 4mb connection on an average laptop.

And I got OUTRAGEOUS speeds off steam. 1-1.1mb/s!!!

Steam is the answer people!

tambo67
01-11-2008, 23:51
Miles now probably isn't the time, but I was just about to start my first ever game in 3d and it said there was some "direct sound error" I think it said, and it closed down on the window but claims its still running :S all the 3d players showed up then it just stopped. Any idea what just happened or how to sort it?

JoeLamb
01-11-2008, 23:51
the direct download link just keeps cutting me off at about 16% then says its finished but it dosent work?????

rfcg
01-11-2008, 23:52
Help please! Downloaded fine and installed successfully, but when I go to start the demo, a black window pops up and then it says "fm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close"

Really want to play the demo!

howdy-doody
01-11-2008, 23:52
I got that too Sota,so i just went and put on the steam one.downloading at 200kb/s and 15% now

lim
01-11-2008, 23:52
downloading as we speak!!

Navie
01-11-2008, 23:53
Can we please have separate forums for FM 2009 now? This forum is getting annoying with all the new posts about the demo.

Woodsy999
01-11-2008, 23:53
all downloaded, ready to go, wouldnt run on laptop so now its testing the PC, chamone baby

Riot-11
01-11-2008, 23:53
I just started the game and I see that all the players have the same stats as fm 2008. Are they going to change this in the full game?

ntfbolton1972
01-11-2008, 23:53
Steam was superb downloading the demo but I downloaded it twice now and each time it would not let me launch the game. Kept getting an error 'FM09exe has encountered a problem and will have to close'. :(

I don't even get a message it just doesn't launch. Downloaded fine about 20 minutes

paulowen
01-11-2008, 23:54
Can you not watch highlights in 3d on the demo?

I've installed the strawberry version via steam and when the key highlights are on it won't let me select 3d?

MSCCG
01-11-2008, 23:54
steam is working the best for me but at one point the direct download went up to 500kb/s, then quickly down to 10kb/s. ****ed me off, I was getting so excited because it said it would be done in 20 minutes and then 8 hours. I even paused the steam download. Back on steam, cancelled direct download now.

adzsim
01-11-2008, 23:54
33% on steam hurry up!!!!

rfcg
01-11-2008, 23:54
I got that too Sota,so i just went and put on the steam one.downloading at 200kb/s and 15% now

I tried the Steam one before, got the same message so I downloaded the direct one but still the same thing :(

Manager Milney
01-11-2008, 23:54
im finished download on torrent how do youget it working?

DMaster2
01-11-2008, 23:55
Still 11% on the torrent :(

Leigh
01-11-2008, 23:55
Mine too downloaded via steam and product is just status ready. Could it be it wont let you play till gone 12 pm the original demo time ?

Roscoe
01-11-2008, 23:56
Can you not watch highlights in 3d on the demo?

I've installed the strawberry version via steam and when the key highlights are on it won't let me select 3d?


Seems strange that you wont be able to view 3D in the demo!!

DanGLiverpool
01-11-2008, 23:56
I am an impatient man, so I am going to download the vanilla one isntead, because chances are I am not going to use much more than the english leagues anyways, but if I am told to go to bed before it has finished, I am sure I can download it tomorrow

DeadMan Inc 2709
01-11-2008, 23:56
Direct Download @ 933.87kb/s .. Nice speed, hope it will be constant ... Now at 27% ...

BuDbuD
01-11-2008, 23:56
I got mys sister to dign me in cos ive just got bacjk from the pub. Im going to play myself sober on this demo. MILES, CAN I MARRY YOUY?

lfc7
01-11-2008, 23:57
what do i install Express or advanced installation?

ntfbolton1972
01-11-2008, 23:58
Mine too downloaded via steam and product is just status ready. Could it be it wont let you play till gone 12 pm the original demo time ?

click on the launch button - bottom right and see what happens

Dr Colossus
01-11-2008, 23:58
i downloaded the vanilla version from NOTW everytime i try and load the game i get and windows message showing

The application failed to initialize properly.

any ideas why this is, downloaded three times

Paul_B
01-11-2008, 23:58
Just a word of advice for those downloading from Steam.

If you have the space, download the torrent at the same time!!!

The torrent is running around 200kb/s at the moment. Steam is between 50-100.
So there's a good chance that with even more people on the torrent, that's going to download first despite how much you've already got from Steam.

Download them both together! Worst case scenario, you get the game at the same time as you would anyway (unless you have a slow internet connection so cannot cope with such meagre bandwidths). Best case scenario, you get the game faster. Plus, either way you help other people to get the game faster.

WIN-WIN.

Miles Jacobson
01-11-2008, 23:59
Mac demo direct link is now live, and is on the first page.

For those having technical issues, please post seperate threads in the support forum http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=114 - before posting there, please take the following into account.


A) Any other programs running at the same time as the game? (winamp?, anti-virus?)
B) Steps to replicate this problem (so we can replicate it on our machines)

If you are posting a technical problem you should run the Direct X diag tool. Click Start > then run, and then type dxdiag into the box. A box will pop up and it will be busy doing stuff for a few seconds. After that is finished click "Save all information" ; post the contents of that file into your thread asking for help; and we can help you much quicker!

Someone will help you, but please be aware that it's incredibly busy at the moment so it might take time to get back to you.

lfc7
01-11-2008, 23:59
what do i install Express or advanced installation?


anyone?????????????

Standard liege!
01-11-2008, 23:59
Been getting 50 KB/s for about an hour or more.

Then it jumped to the 600+ KB/s. Storming through it now :).

Download through Steam!

Leigh
02-11-2008, 00:01
Now it seems it doesn't want to even want to try to launch you just see the cancel bocx being highlighted after you press launch.

Down loading from NOTW now. Can't beleive I wasted an hour for nothing

cutterschoice
02-11-2008, 00:01
Originally Posted by lfc7
what do i install Express or advanced installation?

If you don't know, press express, it will do everything for you.

ThaDon
02-11-2008, 00:01
I cannot get it to launch eother but it is not giving me any reasons for it

Same here, it says preparing to launch demo and nothing happens, no demo and no explanation. What's going on?

Monkfish2004
02-11-2008, 00:02
woo-hoo ... vanilla just completing the download now ...

mdman
02-11-2008, 00:02
downloaded, installed with steam..pretty good..

However, can't submit my team before the game..when I do it just freezes and then stops responding..my computer is up to the requirements..any ideas?

Swindon69
02-11-2008, 00:03
Don't you just love those who get to 100% and disappear?

someguy
02-11-2008, 00:03
So if you download with steam you have to be online to play?

evilaxman0
02-11-2008, 00:04
help, i d/l and get the message 'please select another location to extract the installer to' have tried everything i can think of!

paulowen
02-11-2008, 00:04
I can't believe you cant view 3d on the demo how pathetic is that.

inmotion_slb
02-11-2008, 00:06
So if you download with steam you have to be online to play?

no need to be online, just to download of course, and then its all local, just open steam application and launch the game through My Games

Solid Gone
02-11-2008, 00:06
82% on direct download...c'mon baby...do it for daddy!!! :D

T4RG4
02-11-2008, 00:07
Flits between 550-700+ kb/s on Steam at the moment... all going well by the looks of it though!

Ecks Ginger Mop
02-11-2008, 00:07
Downloading via steam now which I've had a while, getting between 250 - 300 speed :D

Solid Gone
02-11-2008, 00:08
I can't believe you cant view 3d on the demo how pathetic is that.

You DL the "vanilla" demo or the full "strawberry"?

TheOriginalJez
02-11-2008, 00:08
Download from gameshadow not really working anomore...21% done and it keeps dying... thank god I use opera lol *keeps clicking resume and only getting 50kbps*

tambo67
02-11-2008, 00:10
Miles now probably isn't the time, but I was just about to start my first ever game in 3d and it said there was some "direct sound error" I think it said, and it closed down on the window but claims its still running :S all the 3d players showed up then it just stopped. Any idea what just happened or how to sort it?

It's just happened when I tried to play again, it says DirestSound Error: -2004287478. Anyone got a clue? It's not letting me play a game :(

paulowen
02-11-2008, 00:10
I've downloaded the strawberry demo and when I try to select 3d when highlights come on its greyed out.

Optimistic Dave
02-11-2008, 00:10
Two crashes already. Oh deary me.

percyexp
02-11-2008, 00:11
You DL the "vanilla" demo or the full "strawberry"?



I've got the vanilla and theres no 3D mode for me either, despite it being selected in the preferences. If this was an intentional restriction its pretty stupid and if its a bug its a pretty fatal one!

swarf
02-11-2008, 00:11
Download from gameshadow not really working anomore...21% done and it keeps dying... thank god I use opera lol *keeps clicking resume and only getting 50kbps*



Yeah, my speed has dropped from 110 to 87.5 :( Been stuck in the 50's% for a while now :(

adzsim
02-11-2008, 00:13
70% getting speeds of 350-400 :)

Twellman24
02-11-2008, 00:13
Thanks Miles, this is world class. Loving it.

Pete Dewhirst
02-11-2008, 00:13
I can't believe you cant view 3d on the demo how pathetic is that.

Really?? Thats the part i'm most intrigued about... surely it must be in the demo!?

Paul_B
02-11-2008, 00:13
Don't you just love those who get to 100% and disappear?

I'd imagine that many people are not aware of the fact that you can still install the game without removing/deleting your torrent. All they have to do is either launch the file from within their torrent program, or navigate to the actual .exe file and double-click it. It only has to read from that file while installing, so it will carry on seeding the torrent for everyone else while that is happening... and obviously the demo doesn't use that file itself to run, so you can still seed it after installation.

pelicanstuff
02-11-2008, 00:13
I've downloaded the strawberry demo and when I try to select 3d when highlights come on its greyed out.

What's your graphics card?

urbanjunkie
02-11-2008, 00:14
Strawberry on the bit torrent is very very slow (considering other torrents fly - I have a decent connection).

5 hour ETA. Gulp!

Ecks Ginger Mop
02-11-2008, 00:16
Miles: "The "vanilla" demo will be the smaller version of the demo file size wise, in that it will have very limited graphical content"
Anyone complaining about no 3d on the vanilla want to read?

Barkermush
02-11-2008, 00:16
I cant even install steam,I downloaded it then i double clicked it and it says launching windows installer for about 5 mins. Then it says something like the application can not launch something about safe mode or my windows installer is not working??

So having to use torrent but going to take 35 hours to download :(

Paul Di11on
02-11-2008, 00:17
Wow. the 3D highlights are incredibly slow on my Athlon XP 3200, 1 GB RAM, Athlon 9800 Pro.

I realise these specs are living in the past but wow, this stuff is going to be a problem for many others.

AndyJ585
02-11-2008, 00:19
Miles have posted the technical issues but I still cant get the game to start! can you get your team working on the technical forums please

tdurbo
02-11-2008, 00:19
Just a word of advice for those downloading from Steam.

If you have the space, download the torrent at the same time!!!

The torrent is running around 200kb/s at the moment. Steam is between 50-100.
So there's a good chance that with even more people on the torrent, that's going to download first despite how much you've already got from Steam.

Download them both together! Worst case scenario, you get the game at the same time as you would anyway (unless you have a slow internet connection so cannot cope with such meagre bandwidths). Best case scenario, you get the game faster. Plus, either way you help other people to get the game faster.

WIN-WIN.


Yep thats exactly what I'm doin and gonna leave Vuze on all night seeding too. Currently 270kbps Steam only 40kbps torrent so hope more and more seeders stay on

Standard liege!
02-11-2008, 00:19
Cannot run game: failed to set up graphics system?

Lol, re-downloading now but the game seems to have a lot of "bugs" already
Before I was allowed to play on it!

Ecks Ginger Mop
02-11-2008, 00:19
I cant even install steam,I downloaded it then i double clicked it and it says launching windows installer for about 5 mins. Then it says something like the application can not launch something about safe mode or my windows installer is not working??

So having to use torrent but going to take 35 hours to download :(

if your on vista try right clicking and selecting run as administrator.

Gucio25
02-11-2008, 00:20
100%, all correctly.
if you download with STEAM, just open fm.exe from catalog steamapps in Steam folder.
thanks very, very much SI!

LSD
02-11-2008, 00:21
Everytime I type something in a press conference it comes up twice! "II''mm pplleeaasseedd" and the like...

After the press conference, the headline read I was delighted but the actually item said I was less than pleased at the conference!

pelicanstuff
02-11-2008, 00:21
Miles have posted the technical issues but I still cant get the game to start! can you get your team working on the technical forums please

It's past midnight ffs, I'm sure there'll be someone about early tomorrow morning. Surprised miles is even up this late considering the lack of sleep the last few weeks.

DMaster2
02-11-2008, 00:21
Downloading it from Gameshadow at the moment.
230 Kb/s is a great speed, compared to 25 of the torrent...

lolgasm
02-11-2008, 00:22
Everytime I type something in a press conference it comes up twice! "II''mm pplleeaasseedd" and the like...

After the press conference, the headline read I was delighted but the actually item said I was less than pleased at the conference!

Thats a known issue and is under review.

adzsim
02-11-2008, 00:22
losing lots of speed 83% but now only 100-150 :(

LSD
02-11-2008, 00:22
Sound, just thought I'd tell you and see :thup:

eduardo-is-king
02-11-2008, 00:23
what does remember to seed mean? sorry, but i stink at this sort of things

you can opt out of sharing but if you allow more peeps can leech off of you thus helping others.

Doruk
02-11-2008, 00:23
Martin Galvan is in the game as a 16 year-old with his birth year set to 1992. He shouldn;t be in the game as he was born in 1993 in real life making him 15 years-old. I thought Miles mentioned he wasn't even old enough to be in the game yet. Just so you guys know...

eduardo-is-king
02-11-2008, 00:25
what does remember to seed mean? sorry, but i stink at this sort of things


Downloading it from Gameshadow at the moment.
230 Kb/s is a great speed, compared to 25 of the torrent...

got 856 with steam!

AndyJ585
02-11-2008, 00:25
whilst im sure that is the case, im desperate to play the demo and very annoyed that it wont run and it seems that several users are having the same problem.

DerbyLad
02-11-2008, 00:26
Might sound a very silly question... but when it is said that the STEAM download version is PC only, does that mean desktop only? or will it work on a laptop as well?

Maradonna
02-11-2008, 00:27
Help please! Downloaded fine and installed successfully, but when I go to start the demo, a black window pops up and then it says "fm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close"

Really want to play the demo!
Same for me, anyone got a solution ?

shanyi
02-11-2008, 00:27
I'm scarcely getting 100kb/s on Steam at the moment.

Standard liege!
02-11-2008, 00:27
Seems like the download is alright now
But before my download got to 20%

And then started "updating" Which it hasnt this time, fingers crossed.

Barkermush
02-11-2008, 00:28
if your on vista try right clicking and selecting run as administrator.

I'm on Xp, trying right clicking the file but can't find a run as administrator, Thanks anyways.

Hamselv
02-11-2008, 00:28
Finally finished downloading from the torrent. Luckily I'm not the impatient type, so I'll leave it seeding for a while before I try it out.

Martins
02-11-2008, 00:28
Torrent speeds not impressive - down 40KB/s up 60KB/s

cutterschoice
02-11-2008, 00:29
Might sound a very silly question... but when it is said that the STEAM download version is PC only, does that mean desktop only? or will it work on a laptop as well?

No such thing as a silly question, so long as the laptop has vista or xp it will work the same as a desktop.

Swindon69
02-11-2008, 00:30
Finally finished downloading from the torrent. Luckily I'm not the impatient type, so I'll leave it seeding for a while before I try it out.


You do realise that you can run it and still have it seeding.

paulowen
02-11-2008, 00:32
Will someone from SI please tell me why I can't view 3d. I've only just bought a decent new pc from dell so why is it not letting me view 3d ffs.

tingting
02-11-2008, 00:34
vanilla version is available only from notw? :(

KevinTweedie
02-11-2008, 00:34
Paulowen calm down. I am sure there is a solution to your problem.

Standard liege!
02-11-2008, 00:35
To be honest Paul

A lot of people are having problems with this Demo
Yours is minor compared to some, who dont have the game running.

LuisMadrid
02-11-2008, 00:35
Might sound a very silly question... but when it is said that the STEAM download version is PC only, does that mean desktop only? or will it work on a laptop as well?

Yes, it will work.

metlika
02-11-2008, 00:36
I am downloading but I missed out on timing. Oh well what can you do.

bayliss_alex
02-11-2008, 00:39
can't get the strawberry demo to install, downloaded, then when installing the install anywhere comesup with a warning triangle and says "please select another location to extract the installer to:" when select another location, nothing happens, please help

Also-ran
02-11-2008, 00:39
For mac users, I would recommend at the moment using the gameshow download link rather than the torrent download - it is a good deal quicker. I would though suggest you also use a download manager, as it looks as though it is dropping out. igetter works well for me - the speed is around 500kbps.

Hope that helps.

swarf
02-11-2008, 00:40
wooo been downloading since 10:15, 67% done with 1 hour 11 to go :D

AndyJ585
02-11-2008, 00:41
Thats it Im off to bed depressed that I cant get the demo to run!!!

Drunken Charlie
02-11-2008, 00:44
Is there anyway I can play the FM09 demo and close steam? Steam slows down my comp alot.

Hamselv
02-11-2008, 00:44
You do realise that you can run it and still have it seeding.

Yes I do, but I'm currently on a laptop with a fairly slow harddisk, so I won't make it suffer too much by running FM and my bittorrent client at the same time :)

paulowen
02-11-2008, 00:45
Typical SI cant do fk all right, every time theres problems I don't even know why im suprised

pelicanstuff
02-11-2008, 00:45
The torrent is now going extremely fast, strawberry very nearly done for me and I am getting over 400KB/s download speed. Thanks for the seeding, people :)

dabest
02-11-2008, 00:46
I'm trying to download the strawberry demo but whenever i get to 19MB downloaded the download says finished and i can't open the setup..... WTFFFFFFFFFFFF

Doruk
02-11-2008, 00:46
Gameshadow is just as good as steam so we Mac users are now in luck. Torrents were terrible.

Abs_UK
02-11-2008, 00:47
Hi guys

I am having problems installing the demo.. i have downloded the direct pc version..

Click on setup and it asks me to select another location to extract the installer to.. (does not matter what location i choose it does not give me an install option..)

Any problems with the installer??

google
02-11-2008, 00:48
I have a 4mb connection on an average laptop.

And I got OUTRAGEOUS speeds off steam. 1-1.1mb/s!!!

Steam is the answer people!

Same for me.

Steam regularly gives me these speeds.

I downloaded Fallout 3 earlier this week in under half an hour.

Johnson993
02-11-2008, 00:48
Im getting 240kb/s on STEAM now :D Just a matter of time now...

dave byrd
02-11-2008, 00:48
I'm trying to download the strawberry demo but whenever i get to 19MB downloaded the download says finished and i can't open the setup..... WTFFFFFFFFFFFF


Well course you cant open it. It wont have finished if its only 19mb!

Swindon69
02-11-2008, 00:48
Yes I do, but I'm currently on a laptop with a fairly slow harddisk, so I won't make it suffer too much by running FM and my bittorrent client at the same time :)

Ah no worries.

Ecks Ginger Mop
02-11-2008, 00:49
wooot 88% done on steam with good speed :D

Paul_B
02-11-2008, 00:49
If you download another client like Halite, your system will barely use any resources while seeding the torrent for other people.

Meanwhile, my Steam download dropped from 100kb/s down to between 6-10. What a joke.

F94
02-11-2008, 00:49
Just a small gramatical bug i guess - I read something in the transfer rumours along the lines of "Hull are chasing free agent Defensive Midfielder, Midfielder Edgar Davids"

dave byrd
02-11-2008, 00:49
Hi guys

I am having problems installing the demo.. i have downloded the direct pc version..

Click on setup and it asks me to select another location to extract the installer to.. (does not matter what location i choose it does not give me an install option..)

Any problems with the installer??


Are you sure its actually finished? Check the file size. Sounds like your download was cut off before it finished.

jazbo
02-11-2008, 00:51
Nonsense, apart from full launch day this is their peak time, they are ALL online and doing stuff tonight - what sort of company would release their demo and go to bed?


It's past midnight ffs, I'm sure there'll be someone about early tomorrow morning. Surprised miles is even up this late considering the lack of sleep the last few weeks.

Abs_UK
02-11-2008, 00:51
Are you sure its actually finished? Check the file size. Sounds like your download was cut off before it finished.

yup its fully downloaded.. iam going to download it again.. plus doing it on torrent also..

MarcosG
02-11-2008, 00:51
Guys,please help!

I downloaded both vanilla and strawberry versions BUT I can't play,it crashes as soon as the screen turns black (you know,just before the introduction screens).

Anyone else facing the same problem?

Any ideas what might be causing it?

I am using my laptop (enough space in the hard disc and 2G ram so it can't be that) with windows xp.

Please help,I am so frustrated now!!!!

Thanks!

Paul_B
02-11-2008, 00:52
F94, go post that bug in the demo forum - where everyone is posting bugs they find. Otherwise, it might not get noticed, and that will irritate me no end. :)

The torrent is catching up with Steam... I thought this might happen. It's a race... place your bets now, please!

4Site
02-11-2008, 00:53
Just started downloading on on steam at 1.4MB/s not bad speeds at all. :D

Should be done soon. Then I'll download and seed the torrents.

dabest
02-11-2008, 00:53
Well course you cant open it. It wont have finished if its only 19mb!


Yes i no but why is it stopping at 19MB ?

alanricouk
02-11-2008, 00:57
Oh crap, I took a sleeping tablet before I realised this was for download.

MUST.FIGHT.OFF.DRUGS

Barkermush
02-11-2008, 01:01
Finally got steam installed, had to manually start windows installer. Downloading now through steam alot faster than torent :D

Koppol
02-11-2008, 01:02
20 mins to go :D

TheOriginalJez
02-11-2008, 01:03
Yes i no but why is it stopping at 19MB ?

Doing the same to me mate... I'm using Opera so every time it stops i can resume... but it's happening so much and I'm half asleep so once when it made 50% i clicked 'restart' instead of 'resume' *slaps self* now down to 20 and stopping twice a minute :/

bean824
02-11-2008, 01:06
I can download and install but it keeps on appearing with a problem with my direct x, when it tried to initialize it. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Oh and well done for getting all the demo links out - its very easy to download!

dabest
02-11-2008, 01:07
Doing the same to me mate... I'm using Opera so every time it stops i can resume... but it's happening so much and I'm half asleep so once when it made 50% i clicked 'restart' instead of 'resume' *slaps self* now down to 20 and stopping twice a minute :/

I've just tryed downloading it again and its looking good at 72MB downloaded, which is further than before. I'm going at 220kb/sec so about an hour left :(

Paul_B
02-11-2008, 01:07
Downloading now through steam alot faster than torent :D

Not necessarily. It seems to depend where you are, but Steam also tends to slow down at various points of the download. Mine started around 200kb/s, dropped down to 10kb/s, now staying around 50.

Meanwhile, the torrent version is now going at 250kb/s and catching up, even though I started it when my Steam download was already at 60%. I honestly couldn't say which will download first, at this point.

Good luck with your Steam download, but don't be surprised if it suddenly drops to very slow.

Koppol
02-11-2008, 01:09
im on a steady 120 :(

dabest
02-11-2008, 01:11
No luck now it was said download completed at 90MB.... WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Domix
02-11-2008, 01:12
Direct download from Game Shadow - 830kbps
It is max that my service can provide however so I'm very pleased. It shouldn't take him more then 20mins to download it.
I'l give my first impresions later tomorow (not that anyone cares)
Happy gaming ;)

Jarvo86
02-11-2008, 01:12
Got it, playing it now ... good work guys :D

Ollyh
02-11-2008, 01:13
87% and 11 minutes to go, getting late now but will at least start the game and have a look at the 3d in the morning :D

swarf
02-11-2008, 01:15
no fair! i'm 83% with 37mins to go! :(

Hamselv
02-11-2008, 01:17
Doing the same to me mate... I'm using Opera so every time it stops i can resume... but it's happening so much and I'm half asleep so once when it made 50% i clicked 'restart' instead of 'resume' *slaps self* now down to 20 and stopping twice a minute :/
I've done that a few times in Opera too over the years when downloading large files – I always feel like slapping my self rather hard as well.

Besides that it's always nice too see that someone else has an excellent taste when it comes to browsers – I've always wondered why so few people use Opera.

Paul_B
02-11-2008, 01:18
This is painful. 96% and it's creeping along. Quite sad, really, because judging by the post frequency most people have this downloaded now and are playing the game. Stupid American Steam servers! (Waah!)

mufc6000
02-11-2008, 01:20
Anyone having the problem of overly sensitive keys?

When ever I type a letter it types it 3/4 times instead of just once.

Only a small problem though.

forest008
02-11-2008, 01:20
if i paused the download now.

would i be able to resume it?

someone answere me asap please becasue i dont want to pause it 64% through and then cant resume

roberto922
02-11-2008, 01:21
I did at first but it's fine now.

rbcuk
02-11-2008, 01:25
Is anyones ask assistant button working, as tried to see what he thinks at half time but nothing happened

roberto922
02-11-2008, 01:26
Yeah it's working, sometimes he just suggests that you say nothing.

roberto922
02-11-2008, 01:27
BTW I've gotta say that the new team report and the transfer module are fantastic :thup:

gooner nico
02-11-2008, 01:29
i cant play games in 3d. any ideas. my laptop is only 2 years old

obinna
02-11-2008, 01:31
My demo just froze.

dan99
02-11-2008, 01:32
Who's stupid idea was it to make there just one match speed button?

swarf
02-11-2008, 01:43
9 minutes left :D

Jarvo86
02-11-2008, 01:44
Don't like the 3D match engine ... gonna stick to the 2D for now methinks

percyexp
02-11-2008, 01:44
no 3D match engine on vanilla or strawberry versions. my laptop is marginally under-spec but surely it should still work (albeit slowly)? :S

DarkStarr
02-11-2008, 01:49
I wants to know how you download the game by using the steam from my kettle?


I needs to know dagnabbit!!

Doc5150
02-11-2008, 01:49
Is anyone not having problems? I have just DL the vanilla demo & its working a treat . Im just having
a look around & having a go at the transfer side of things. They have defo worked on this as im Villa
& I put Harewood & Knight up for sale as you would & there is loads of interest ~& a few offers. Before I couldnt sell
the Hare for nothing!!! I am also jst tying up a loan to buy deal with Real Madrid fro De la Red. Fantastic. Thanks SI & Miles.
I have DL the strawberry demo on my PC but will try that tomorrow.

fatexin
02-11-2008, 01:52
dling through stream now..50+kb/s...

Alurny
02-11-2008, 01:52
Doesn't run so well. Jerky and horrible. Not worth the new PC.

TheOriginalJez
02-11-2008, 01:54
*cries* I've been trying to download it since 10 - I just got the closest I've been all day.... 75% and it stopped and the resume transfer wasn't there anymore

Ollyh
02-11-2008, 01:56
Anyone having the problem of overly sensitive keys?

When ever I type a letter it types it 3/4 times instead of just once.

Only a small problem though.

Yeh I have that as well, when I type my name in it keeps coming up with 2 Os at the front, weird

442master
02-11-2008, 01:57
"You can only view this page when referred from the News of the World" i get this when i click on the link on the notw website

Miles Jacobson
02-11-2008, 01:57
For those having technical issues, please post seperate threads in the support forum http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=114 (http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=114) - before posting there, please take the following into account.

A) Do a search to see if your issue is already being discussed
B) Any other programs running at the same time as the game? (winamp?, anti-virus?)
C) Steps to replicate this problem (so we can replicate it on our machines)

If you are posting a technical problem you should run the Direct X diag tool. Click Start > then run, and then type dxdiag into the box. A box will pop up and it will be busy doing stuff for a few seconds. After that is finished click "Save all information" ; post the contents of that file into your thread asking for help; and we can help you much quicker!

Someone will help you, but please be aware that it's incredibly busy at the moment so it might take time to get back to you.

lfc7
02-11-2008, 01:57
Anyone having the problem of overly sensitive keys?

When ever I type a letter it types it 3/4 times instead of just once.

Only a small problem though.


Same thing is happening to me thought it was my computer

ACou2000
02-11-2008, 02:00
Yeah getting the 'double typing' error.

Bit annoying

Hamselv
02-11-2008, 02:02
*cries* I've been trying to download it since 10 - I just got the closest I've been all day.... 75% and it stopped and the resume transfer wasn't there anymore

Assuming you're still using Opera, then delete the file from the transfer page, but keep the partially downloaded file on your disk. Then try this (http://operawatch.com/news/2008/10/how-to-resume-an-accidentally-removed-missing-transfer-in-opera.html)

DarkStarr
02-11-2008, 02:03
Yeah getting the 'double typing' error.

Bit annoying


changing to windowed fixes this.

TheOriginalJez
02-11-2008, 02:04
Assuming you're still using Opera, then delete the file from the transfer page, but keep the partially downloaded file on your disk. Then try this (http://operawatch.com/news/2008/10/how-to-resume-an-accidentally-removed-missing-transfer-in-opera.html)

always use opera but I did not know that... thank you!

mmfaria
02-11-2008, 02:11
Can I upload the language files and the quick starts from my strawberry version so people who downloaded the vanilla version can have them more easilly?

Ecks Ginger Mop
02-11-2008, 02:15
Playing it live, thankfully there is a windowed option in preferences!
yet to play a match but press conferences, transfers etc look good :)