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AdamC
14-11-2008, 22:20
I have noted a few people who've closed FM and not been able to open it again. Has this situation been sorted now? I want to turn my PC off but I'm afraid that I won't be able to access the game again, having shelled out good money for it. Is it safe to close FM?

The Smudge
14-11-2008, 22:22
I have been wondering the same.

matthen
14-11-2008, 22:23
In my experience, not safe - I cannot get back into the game. Any ideas how to uninstall the game from Steam?

kevinM182
14-11-2008, 22:24
do not close it

i now have to do EVERYTHING again because i closed it to go for dinner!

T-IceMan
14-11-2008, 22:27
I have closed and restarted it 4 times :) (online auth, not steam)

AdamC
14-11-2008, 22:27
Right. Looks like my computer is going to have to stay on tonight then. Is this something client-side? In other words, am I now doomed to lose my game whenever I close it or is this something that can be fixed at SI's end before I close the game?

Neji
14-11-2008, 22:29
Fine here. On Windows XP 64 Bit.

AdamC
14-11-2008, 22:30
I have closed and restarted it 4 times :) (online auth, not steam)

Good point. I didn't use Steam. Are us non-Steam users safe to close the game?

Galactus
14-11-2008, 22:31
It seems so.

AdamC
14-11-2008, 22:35
It seems so.

Result. I knew us non-Steam users would have a vaguely usable game in return for not bloating our computers with that useless sh*te, but I didn't quite expect it to happen this way.

SmurfDude
14-11-2008, 22:37
I've restarted it a few times just to check, and it works every time

PhilP
14-11-2008, 22:37
I confirm I bought box version and auth'ed yesterday and I can close down, etc fine... (upto now that is :))

The Smudge
14-11-2008, 22:37
Im unsure what is happening lol. I have the disk form of game but it was activated using steam and that other random thing which was causing the problems. Anyone who did same as me had success closing game and restarting it and anyone not?

AdamC
14-11-2008, 22:39
OK, here goes. Going to try and restart FM now...

sanjin84
14-11-2008, 22:39
Wow this post made me laugh so much. Shows how much FM is valued and how much we care for it.

peter-evo
14-11-2008, 22:41
Im about to load up for the second time :eek:

AdamC
14-11-2008, 22:42
It worked. It took fecking ages to load the app, but it worked.

peter-evo
14-11-2008, 22:45
Mine is taking ages too and hoping for the same :D

AdamC
14-11-2008, 22:50
Mine is taking ages too and hoping for the same :D

I think it's the previous instance taking ages to close down and clear its memory usage.

peter-evo
14-11-2008, 22:51
I think it's the previous instance taking ages to close down and clear its memory usage.
Cool

My windowed mode is now greyed out

Basketcase
14-11-2008, 23:05
4 restarts no probs - used uniloc, luckily it seems.

AdamC
14-11-2008, 23:07
4 restarts no probs - used uniloc, luckily it seems.

Same here. Luckily because I already knew Steam was a bag of sh*te. I feel sorry for the people who trusted SI and believed them when they said it was a good move to associate themselves with Steam(ing turd).

Arsenal_Fan_1986
14-11-2008, 23:16
This is the first im aware of such a problem. Hope my game is fine lol. Spent all day sacking and hiring staff! I'll look for my save and copy it somewhere else so I got a backup, should help.