View Full Version : installing on 2 machines

13-11-2008, 11:59
Given all this activation malarky we have to do this year, will I be able to install fm09 on my PC AND my laptop as I always do?

need to be able to play it wherever I am!


13-11-2008, 12:01
I think so, but you will use up 2 of your 5 installs.

13-11-2008, 12:04
hope so, I was wondering because I've heard/read we don't have to use the disc after activation, so whats to stop us installing it on 5 different friends PC's and only paying for 1 game?

(or is that only the case if we use steam and therefore only 1 person can be logged on at one time)

13-11-2008, 12:09
you will use up 2 installs and have the advantage of not having to have the disc wih you.

if you wanted you could play on pc and lap top at same time.

13-11-2008, 13:18
The installs are tied to the Steam service right? So by that you're saying that it registers Installs and Uninstalls of FM09. What if my HD collapsed, as they so often do - and I want to ReInstall the game I lost, does that take one of my 5 installs?

Or do you mean that Steam does only support 5 Installs of the same Reg ID/Key through Steam at one given time? Like for example 5 machines of mine, being connected to steam through the same Steam account, all playing FM09.

Glenn Wakeford
13-11-2008, 13:19
Yes you will be able to, as long as they are being played by you. It will take up 2 of your 5 installs, but you will get these back if you uninstall.

Also, please search before asking as this has been covered in several threads. Cheers.