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Golden28
14-11-2008, 19:50
Massive shock development. It all worked fine. FM 2009 is fantasctic. Thank you SI for a great game.

I for one think Steam and the whole activation process is a great idea. Well done.

Sorry for all those having problems but I just had to create one positive thread.

xRickyT
14-11-2008, 19:59
Im glad for you,

allthough this has made me more angry :(

xRickyT
14-11-2008, 20:00
Im glad for you,

allthough this has made me more angry :(

Navie
14-11-2008, 20:04
I bought mine yesterday from ASDA, installed it, activated without any problems what so ever, been playing it and its very good!

Lordy
14-11-2008, 20:15
Same here, got it at asda midnight, playing without problems, i would be furious if i was one of the thousands of people who can't play though not acceptable.

On a plus note the game is fantastic!

Lordy
14-11-2008, 20:21
BTW to you guys that have installed it and playing it, do you have a fm09 directory folder? i only have 1 folder and it has 3 files in it, where does it put the rest of the files? And why can i only run the game through steam?

Golden28
14-11-2008, 20:25
Im glad for you,

allthough this has made me more angry :(

Yeah, sorry mate. Not trying to gloat but I need to stick up for SI amongst the waves of dissention. Hope you get yours working soon.

redlion1986
14-11-2008, 21:23
I was having problems getting activated earlier. So I left it alone and just came back now to try it. And it loaded perfectly first time. And to check it was ok I quit it and then loaded it again. Not a single problem.

Squall8uk
14-11-2008, 21:23
I think this in part isn't all SI's fault. As i'm sure SEGA has to take some blame.

But still, Game FTW :)

SmurfDude
14-11-2008, 21:25
It took me about 30-60 minutes to get it activated

The past couple hours have been spent playing it. The patch has worked wonders :)

dirtyprettymagpie
14-11-2008, 21:31
I'm another person who hasn't experienced a single problem at all as regards to STEAM, activation codes or anything else. The game is fantastic and I'm like to praise SI for this years effort.

By the way, as regards to the activation code, I've read about all these difficulties people have been having but the one that puzzles me is the "zeros and 'o's are identical" excuse. Am I the only person who's activation code didn't feature a single number at all?

Jam_Man
14-11-2008, 21:32
All worked fine for me, but then I didnt install until late.

As with others I used steam to install the boxed version and currently trying to find where the data editor is and where its installed....

RICO
14-11-2008, 21:34
Yep same here. Arrived yesterday, installed it on my pc and laptop at about 8pm last night and both activated via softanchor within a few seconds.

Stick with it guys, be worth the wait.

Phil Macklam
14-11-2008, 21:36
BTW to you guys that have installed it and playing it, do you have a fm09 directory folder? i only have 1 folder and it has 3 files in it, where does it put the rest of the files? And why can i only run the game through steam?

Yeah mine works great as well, I got the boxed version and authorised it through Steam, no problems at all.

To find the main FM09 folder you need to goto the Steam folder and then steamapps/common/fm09/data/db <for 900 data>
steamapps/common/fm09/data/db/updates <for 910 etc data>
documents/sports interactive/fm09/ <all folders there>
The folder in documents is set up the same as FM08 etc. tactics, graphics etc.

silent_1
14-11-2008, 21:36
ive been playing for 24 hours now no problem....not straight though lol

redlion1986
14-11-2008, 21:39
As with others I used steam to install the boxed version and currently trying to find where the data editor is and where its installed....

If it helps all my fm09 data is in the following folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2009

silent_1
14-11-2008, 21:40
look for tools in th fm folder that were the editor is

Marc Duffy
14-11-2008, 21:43
Massive shock development. It all worked fine. FM 2009 is fantasctic. Thank you SI for a great game.

I for one think Steam and the whole activation process is a great idea. Well done.

Sorry for all those having problems but I just had to create one positive thread.
I don't think you are alone in your thoughts it's just the amount of people with issues today has meant you were in the minority.

drunkpunk
14-11-2008, 21:43
Picked mine up this morning from Morrisons for 25 which compared to the games shops is 5 cheaper. Install went fine, activated perfect as soon as I typed it in correctly, damned them 1/i and 0/o lol.
Update went great. Thought I had a problem with Player names in 3D but was my fault for altering Direct3D settings.
Well done SI.

SmurfDude
14-11-2008, 21:45
I don't think you are alone in your thoughts it's just the amount of people with issues today has meant you were in the minority.

The ones with the problems always shout the loudest. There are probably many more out there loving FM09

andyinuk
14-11-2008, 21:48
bought mine in the local woolsworth this morning. installed and activate (online, not steam) without problem. although the random freeze does annoy me a little. need to save the game after every match in case it crash and i dont fancy replaying any match

JackMarge
14-11-2008, 21:48
im playing and loving

Steam = win

Interloper
14-11-2008, 22:02
Downloaded, didnt register, worked.

stufair
14-11-2008, 22:14
I think the steam way was great downloaded midnight last night was playing by 00:15 no activation no problems.
And the only reason they have to activate it is because the idiots who copy the game.

Glenn Nickols
14-11-2008, 22:21
couldn't be happier. preloaded with steam. activated itself last night. 15 hours of gameplay today. no problems.

and the game is fantastic.

those with install issues hang in there, it's worth it.

:thup:

bawbag the gr8
14-11-2008, 22:23
It also worked perfectly for me first time ;)

VigilanteGnu
14-11-2008, 22:25
Same as you Golden28...no problems here

playmaker
14-11-2008, 22:45
Ordered from Steam two days ago, pre-loaded yesterday and automatically activated at 10 past midnight while I had my last cuppa of the day, started a new game just to make sure it worked before going to bed.

Then this morning I downloaded it on my laptop at a whopping 1.1mb/s and had the game running within 10 minutes.

It couldn't have gone any smoother. Steam really was the right way to go despite some initial doubts.

Now if I could just find enough time to actually play that would be great.

Lordy
14-11-2008, 23:00
Yeah mine works great as well, I got the boxed version and authorised it through Steam, no problems at all.

To find the main FM09 folder you need to goto the Steam folder and then steamapps/common/fm09/data/db <for 900 data>
steamapps/common/fm09/data/db/updates <for 910 etc data>
documents/sports interactive/fm09/ <all folders there>
The folder in documents is set up the same as FM08 etc. tactics, graphics etc.

Cheers for that!

Do we have to play through steam everytime we play though? Was hoping not.

dav_58
14-11-2008, 23:07
Cheery People! Wicked! Recieved game this morning from the postman alongside some unwanted bills. Threw the bills in the bin. Whacked FM CD into comp. Authenticated game through Steam which then uploaded patch straightaway. Took phone off hook & Sat back and enjoyed FM!!

Feel 4 those having probs but appreciate the positive thread!!

malleria
15-11-2008, 00:04
I also think the game is fantastic