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Gareth Winter
20-11-2008, 13:32
Hi,

Just out of curiosity, how long does it take people to finish a season on this?

I took over 18 hours to finish my first season. I was running small database with all the English leagues.

PC Spec
3GHz P4
1.5GB Ram
512MB AGP Radeon X1600

I was thinking of building a new PC anyway but i think i might have to do it sooner just to play FM quicker lol. Unless of course everyone is taking a similar time to complete their seasons.

Cheers,
Gareth

craigy18181
20-11-2008, 13:33
8-10 hours mate and thats going through the season at a nice pace.

Thats on a Dual Core 1.8GHz, 3 GIG RAM, nividia 8400 with windows XP MCE

Socdk
20-11-2008, 13:35
I'm a very slow player. I haven't played much of FM09 yet, but in 08 it took me days! In-game days mind you. I'm just to casual I guess. I always just browse players, mess around with my tactics, admire my beatiful squad and such :D

ziggygreaves
20-11-2008, 13:36
A couple of months I'd say

Gareth Winter
20-11-2008, 13:38
8-10 hours mate and thats going through the season at a nice pace.

Thats on a Dual Core 1.8GHz, 3 GIG RAM, nividia 8400 with windows XP MCE

Thats the sort of time i was expecting as well. Guess i will need to upgrade then :S

presumingpete
20-11-2008, 13:39
august to may!

just kidding! im now 23 hours in and im 7 games away from the season end, so ages i reckon. longer than o8

A.D
20-11-2008, 13:44
I'minto 2nd week of March Season 1 & I've been playing for about a week.

BerryBlue
20-11-2008, 14:42
im into 3rd season played for 20 hours so i agree with the 2nd comment

playmaker
20-11-2008, 14:49
I am only managing two matches a day at the moment - I have got as far as the Charity Shield, two UEFA Cup games and I think 6 league games. Oh and a League Cup game.

Trevomac
20-11-2008, 15:18
used to do it in a day or so in 08 but only been playin 09 5 game hours, waiting to get my new laptop

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 15:20
I reckon if I played non-stop I could do a season in a couple of days. If I spent less time on training, tactics and general browsing, I'd probably be able to do it quicker.

Kain
20-11-2008, 15:28
About 2-3 days of playing time.

gregiboy
20-11-2008, 15:30
12 minutes? No seriously it would probably take about four hours by going on holiday alone.

isuckmoreatfm
20-11-2008, 15:32
Got ot be honest, Im villa and finished my first season in the first weekend of release.

Dont get me wrong i was on it all weekend.

baker.simon
20-11-2008, 15:32
takes me about 24 hours, then progressively longer as the regens start coming through

jabso
20-11-2008, 15:57
I play it pretty slowly so it will take about 20+ hours of gametime to get through a season. If you have a full cup/EURO campaign it can just about double the amount of time and even more if you manage a nation as well. Then again I am prone to falling in to the trap of restarting the game a lot if matches **** me off (and I usually forget to save before matches so I have to replay a lot of matches).

Depending on how much time I have at the time of the year I can complete a season in 2/3 days or up to a month.

iamweesel
20-11-2008, 15:59
15 hours game time to finish one season

srwlml23
20-11-2008, 16:00
completed first season in under 5 hours

Gareth Winter
20-11-2008, 20:27
completed first season in under 5 hours


Where you using some sort of Super Computer lol?

T4RG4
20-11-2008, 20:45
I dont think my PC speed has any effect on how long it takes me to play a season. I spend so long mucking about tweaking stuff :)

Niall-Hi
20-11-2008, 20:57
Hi,

Just out of curiosity, how long does it take people to finish a season on this?

I took over 18 hours to finish my first season. I was running small database with all the English leagues.

PC Spec
3GHz P4
1.5GB Ram
512MB AGP Radeon X1600

I was thinking of building a new PC anyway but i think i might have to do it sooner just to play FM quicker lol. Unless of course everyone is taking a similar time to complete their seasons.

Cheers,
Gareth

Finished a season over the weekend, playing a few hours each night for about 3 nights.

VonBlade
20-11-2008, 21:17
Last year it took about 14 hours. This year about 23.

TheOriginalJez
20-11-2008, 21:20
Not a clue... I'm not even into December yet - been a busy week! And I probably won't be able to play again til January - so by that, a few months! lol

rsk360
20-11-2008, 21:23
im on pratically on my 4th season and 1 1/2 day played

SmurfDude
20-11-2008, 21:24
A very long time at the moment because I edit everything in sight. Once I get a game going though it'll probably take about a week of casual playing to do a season

Arkim
20-11-2008, 21:34
A couple of months as I don't have much free time.

AcidBurn
20-11-2008, 21:40
Takes me an average of 8 hours per season. Once I have set my training and tactics and bought the right players I get through the seasons pretty rapidly.

LAHoward
20-11-2008, 21:56
found package (via amazon) on doorstep after work today. installed ( via uniloc :) ), currently downloading wssm patch.

i already demo'd 09 and the game is a bit slower but it wont really affect my time per season much. in 08 it took me approx 18 hrs per season and i expect somewhere around the same for 09 maybe 19-20. most of my gametime occurs during off days checking various news items, scouting reports, whinyaz players etc.

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+ 2188.7 Mhz
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series

Terras-FM
20-11-2008, 22:06
about 6 hours to do a season.

toon_balmy
20-11-2008, 22:20
right someone tell me if my fm 09 shud work on my com its a sony vaio its got a intel cor 2duo processor 2.00 ghz 2gb ram hdd 200 gb graphics nividia geforce 8400m gt gpu if im mistaken it should work shouldn't it ??

T4RG4
20-11-2008, 22:24
How do people complete a season in a few hours? Do you do nothing in the game? Just press continue and watch max speed text commentary? :s

Seriously, I can only imagine you're trying to race through. I dont play all that slowly, but I'm only just in December and I started the Friday night the game was officially launched! Played over 24hrs worth so far.

mkwone
20-11-2008, 22:34
right someone tell me if my fm 09 shud work on my com its a sony vaio its got a intel cor 2duo processor 2.00 ghz 2gb ram hdd 200 gb graphics nividia geforce 8400m gt gpu if im mistaken it should work shouldn't it ??

would of thought so. As for how long i don't know yet. on 08 it took me a week to complete a season, most of the time at the weekend then 2-3 hours in the evening/during the week. I suspect when i get into the routine again it will take the same.

Atredes71
20-11-2008, 23:14
Around a month.

TheUsualSuspect9
20-11-2008, 23:16
8 hours playing time

LAHoward
20-11-2008, 23:33
How do people complete a season in a few hours? Do you do nothing in the game? Just press continue and watch max speed text commentary? :s

Seriously, I can only imagine you're trying to race through. I dont play all that slowly, but I'm only just in December and I started the Friday night the game was officially launched! Played over 24hrs worth so far.

I agree with what you said. for me the first few seasons may take an enormous amount of time to complete a season because there are sooo many upgrades at every position in my squad. i also print to file each of my players & coaches into excel and use that as a starting point as to where that player needs to be (starting, reserves, listed, loan etc) as my team begins to take form usually around the 4 year mark things begin to pickup a bit. also the first year i usually have to use some off the wall tactic to make my team work according to their skill set. seems im always weak at the wings or fullback and i am forced to use the 4-3-3 or a 3-5-2 early on.

Insert_Goal_Here
20-11-2008, 23:35
a day give or take, i take it slow. browsing players, saying i'm in awe of rooney, telling scolari how much i hate him, shouting expletives at journalists

soldierblue123
20-11-2008, 23:48
I agree it is slower than FM 2008 and usually a season in FM 2009 takes me about 15 hours.

T4RG4
21-11-2008, 00:58
I agree with what you said. for me the first few seasons may take an enormous amount of time to complete a season because there are sooo many upgrades at every position in my squad. i also print to file each of my players & coaches into excel and use that as a starting point as to where that player needs to be (starting, reserves, listed, loan etc) as my team begins to take form usually around the 4 year mark things begin to pickup a bit. also the first year i usually have to use some off the wall tactic to make my team work according to their skill set. seems im always weak at the wings or fullback and i am forced to use the 4-3-3 or a 3-5-2 early on.

Ha, yeah - almost the same here. I'm perhaps less organised this time around though because I'm trying to take a Championship team up into the Prem. I reckon I'll jump ship after that to a more established Prem side because I'm getting jealous of all the quality players around that I cannot buy (although that may change with Prem status and more money coming in...)

I normally take control of Newcastle and rebuild them from the ground up which takes ages (the way I play). Get slightly bored by season four though :(

Wanster
21-11-2008, 01:53
Probably just a day I'll finish a season.

Ferrari312
21-11-2008, 03:40
A couple of weeks usually, although I usually load quite a few leagues (all the major European and South American ones, as deep as they'll go) as I like to leave the opportunity for country-hopping open.

jh987
21-11-2008, 04:00
i had played for 1 day 3 hrs and still in november of 1st season

what do u all view ur matches?

commentary?

full match?

key?

Boleyn
21-11-2008, 04:05
View "Key"
Took a couple of hours to set up team/coaches/tactics/training/transfers/staus etc...
then a week to finish first seaon (today)
8th in Prem, lost on Pens (to Arse) in FA Cup Semi with West Ham!

Ferrari312
21-11-2008, 11:28
I've just upgraded my computer's RAM from 1GB to 2GB today...already flying through at a much faster rate!

Trevomac
21-11-2008, 11:41
late november 1st season - 8 hours game time. i only view commentary

Nomis07
21-11-2008, 11:46
Just made a quick calculation of my 08 game, which I started on New Years Day and i'm 15 seasons in. That works out as 22.5 days per season :D

Joor
21-11-2008, 11:53
Since I use full match it takes some time to finish a season..so only in january with milan after the patch - and Im playing 3-4 hours a day if I got the time.

Suzie MUFC
21-11-2008, 11:56
I haven't even clicked continue yet! Chose to play as AFC Wimbledon LLM style, and I'm swamped by the amount of players they've got - I'm just not used to it compared to managing 22-man Eastbourne in the past!