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bleeblee
14-11-2008, 23:40
after hours of trying to activate, eventually it did and loaded the game. installed.

i went quickly through to play a match to make sure it was compatible with my laptop, it is, easily.

i had to go out, so i exited the game, switched off laptop.

came back in, switched laptop on, no FM2009. no shortcut. not in start menu. re-inserted disc nothing happens.

where is it? how do i play this game? why has it been made impossible to play?

Annoyed to say the least.

went into computer>programs>sports interactive> double clicked football manager 2009. nothing happens.

i would snap the disc out of frustration but that ruins any chance of a refund.

please somebody help me

Basketcase
14-11-2008, 23:51
restart your laptop and try again

bleeblee
14-11-2008, 23:56
yep, done that a few times.

tried sibase, nothing there.

the website seems to be temperamental to say the least too, nothin helpful on there anyway.

Serpico
14-11-2008, 23:58
Did you activate the game through Steam?

bleeblee
15-11-2008, 00:07
Did you activate the game through Steam?


nope, with the activation key online. it installed, i played it but briefly, but i dont know where it is or how to start it. i heard the activation key is only valid 1ce so i dont want to uninstall, especially after the stress of installing the first time

Navie
15-11-2008, 00:10
nope, with the activation key online. it installed, i played it but briefly, but i dont know where it is or how to start it. i heard the activation key is only valid 1ce so i dont want to uninstall, especially after the stress of installing the first time

Mis-read your post, sorry.

Serpico
15-11-2008, 00:15
If you click 'Start' then 'All Programs' then 'Sportsinteractive' then 'Football Manager 2009' can you click "Football Manager 2009" and start the game that way?

Rb
15-11-2008, 00:18
Try :

C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009

bleeblee
15-11-2008, 00:21
If you click 'Start' then 'All Programs' then 'Sportsinteractive' then 'Football Manager 2009' can you click "Football Manager 2009" and start the game that way?


it isn't there. it's not in my start menu. and there is no shortcut

bleeblee
15-11-2008, 00:23
Try :

C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009


it's there, it's the only place in my whole computer i find anything to do with the game.

however, i get no response. it does nothing.

i played the game briefly when it first installed. when i exited i did it properly and shut it all down properly. but its now just non existent

Monty_9
15-11-2008, 00:25
if you have vista then it is in games or at least was for me!

Serpico
15-11-2008, 00:27
Have you tried rebooting your pc?

bleeblee
15-11-2008, 00:32
Have you tried rebooting your pc?

yeah, a few times. i've done a few restarts, and also shut it down, waited, then switched back on. nothing. :(


thank you all for your help, i'l have to go to bed. i'l check back again 2morrow.

1ce again, thank you all. :thup:

SlokMustasch
15-11-2008, 01:37
As Monty_9 said, just enter Start menu and then Games and you'll find it!