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Mr Adam
14-11-2008, 22:48
Don't really understand all the problems with STEAM etc... it worked for me instantly.

Anyway, been playing the game since 1 and it's fantastic. However I will be returning it tomorrow, why?

It takes 4 mins to save/load savegames.
It takes 30-45 seconds to make a substitution in game.
After a match it takes 2-3 minutes to finish the game.
I am running English Leagues (conf north/south up) only on Large DB

I have been playing since 1 and have played 11 league games. I don't use 3D (hell I don't even use 2D) - and on FM08 I could get through maybe 3 times what I have got through today on the same laptop. I also used to play with about 20 leagues running.

I have turned sounds off, I have turned images off, I have closed all applications that my laptop had been running before. I am running a 2gig processor and a gig of DDR2 RAM

The game is simply too slow... it becomes unenjoyable despite the fact that when I'm actually able to interact with it, it's fantastic.

Deltaroad
14-11-2008, 22:51
It seems the only people that can have a good experience with this game is the people at NASA. Cos their computers seems powerful enough.

Mr Adam
14-11-2008, 22:53
Actually does anybody know IF Game will take the game back tomorrow, considering it is open?

T-IceMan
14-11-2008, 22:54
2ghz processor is a lil bit low on speed i'd say... 1.4 (xp) and 2.0 (vista) are the minimum....

blueglobefootball123
14-11-2008, 22:59
I have the issue with it taking ages to make a sub - very frustrating :mad:

Mr Adam
14-11-2008, 22:59
Well it ran the last game fine, barely any loading times at all, ever ... and yes I am running Vista

And it's not like it ran it fine a year ago... it ran it fine yesterday for god's sake... so it's not that my laptop has deteriorated.

This laptop was bought new a year ago so shouldn't be out of date.

Is it going to get to the stage where SI may as well only release a game as an add-on to a new PC as that is what the user will need?

Sleet89
14-11-2008, 23:01
I couldnt agree with you more to be honest. Its so slow its just killing the game. I have more than enough RAM and processor speed to cope with this game and its still so slow. Hopefully it will be ok tomorrow.

Football_Manager08
14-11-2008, 23:03
No issues on my computer.

Takes about two seconds to load a saved game, and about thirty seconds to make a new game.

Big improvement from last years one.

rob110481
14-11-2008, 23:06
No issues on my computer.

Takes about two seconds to load a saved game, and about thirty seconds to make a new game.

Big improvement from last years one.

same here no previous football manager has been this quick on my laptop

Mr Adam
14-11-2008, 23:06
No issues on my computer.

Takes about two seconds to load a saved game, and about thirty seconds to make a new game.

Big improvement from last years one.

How weird that it can differ that much user to user.

It can't be my laptops fault... as it ran FM08 a dream

Mr Adam
14-11-2008, 23:07
By the way... my game English all leagues - huge db... took 20 mins to create.

Not had problems like that since 97/98

Football_Manager08
14-11-2008, 23:07
How weird that it can differ that much user to user.

It can't be my laptops fault... as it ran FM08 a dream

I'm using a Quad Core processor (Q6600). With Windows XP 64bit, couldn't install it at first (On XP 64bit). But then i ran it as administrator. And it worked.

20 mins? Ouch.

Im doing about thirty leagues and Large database. Took about thirty seconds for Large database (4 leagues), and 30 leagues took about one minute.

WoIfsong
14-11-2008, 23:10
I think defragmenting your harddrive may help.

I am running 19 playable leagues on large database with a 3 years old computer (Core2Dual 3.0 GHZ and 2 GB RAM) and I am having no problems with the speed of the game, in fact I feel the processing speed is faster than fm08. But that's on condition that I have defragmented my harddrive before playing.

jeldokic
14-11-2008, 23:13
Im running full leagues from 5 countries and running perfectly fine for me. Loading games takes no more than 20 seconds. My computer is 3 1/2 years old .. 2.2ghz Athlon with an ATI Radeon x200 graphics card which was the one originaly installed. All I have added is 2 gig of ram (making a total of 2.5gb) It is strange that some people are having problems but it is NOT only people at NASA that can play

Sleet89
14-11-2008, 23:17
Well i've just checked and I've got 3.20GHZ and 1GB of RAM which is double the system requirements!?

I think a defragmentation and virus check is in order!

rob110481
14-11-2008, 23:17
i still have the same laptop from playing fm 07 and fm 09 is by far quicker then the other 2

Mr Adam
14-11-2008, 23:31
I think defragmenting your harddrive may help.

I am running 19 playable leagues on large database with a 3 years old computer (Core2Dual 3.0 GHZ and 2 GB RAM) and I am having no problems with the speed of the game, in fact I feel the processing speed is faster than fm08. But that's on condition that I have defragmented my harddrive before playing.

My laptop automatically defrags once a week... the last one was yesterday!

nerazzurri
14-11-2008, 23:37
Your RAM is probably the problem, particularly since you're running Vista and using a large db (my 09 large db game is currently taking up about 600MB of RAM - for reference I loaded a large 08 game and it was using 290MB), so your system's probably having to access the page file to often for good performance. That said personally I wouldn't even try running Vista with 1 gig let alone FM as well...

msadler04
14-11-2008, 23:40
My system is the same as last year, FM08 ran like a dream, FM09 is so slow!!!

Mr Adam
14-11-2008, 23:46
I think I have fixed the speed problem... moved the game to my other hard drive (dual HD laptop) which is fairly empty and it's going loads quicker.

Obviously the hard drive is more important than I thought.

qussl3
15-11-2008, 00:17
I think I have fixed the speed problem... moved the game to my other hard drive (dual HD laptop) which is fairly empty and it's going loads quicker.

Obviously the hard drive is more important than I thought.
It's almost always faster to have your OS running on one hard drive and your applications installed on the other, and since FM seems to be very database intensive, hard drive access speeds and fragmentation probably make a big difference.

P.S: 1 gig RAM is not enough to run vista optimally, i run a quad core q6600 vista 32 bit and my RAM usage averages 0.9-1.5 gigs idle (w antivirus in the back ground), at least 2 gigs of RAM for vista, its a major resource hog

Mr Adam
15-11-2008, 00:19
I have just ordered 2 new sticks of 2 gig ram... that should help.

pelicanstuff
15-11-2008, 00:25
Good call on the hard drive there, also having a fast hard drive helps no end. Most common other culprit for slowing the game down is virus checker auto-protect, best to disable this while playing or exclude anything vaguely FM-related.