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the_gaming_guy
22-12-2008, 10:54
Hi there, I'm new to the FM series, but I downloaded the demo from Steam the other day and have become hooked by this game. The demo worked fine on my laptop, so I was wondering if the full game will run the same?

I was gutted to stop halfway through the season, and now I really want to continue, but I have read about so many issues with this game, that I'm not sure if I am wasting the 18 to buy it. My laptop is quite basic by current standards, with no fancy graphics card, but it handled the demo well. I just want to know if how the demo played is an indication of how the full game will play? Thanks for any replies. :thup:

Glenn Wakeford
22-12-2008, 10:55
Yep, the full game will run the same. It might even run slightly better for you once patched. :thup:

4457
22-12-2008, 10:55
I think what was said when the demo first came out was that if your computer can handle the demo, it should be able to handle the full game. Furthermore the patches have improved compatibility issues.

the_gaming_guy
22-12-2008, 10:59
Yep, the full game will run the same. It might even run slightly better for you once patched. :thup:

Im tempted now...:p

It surprised me that the demo even worked on my laptop, as it just about meets the min. spec, but I see people struggling with powerful processors and expensive graphics cards. My laptop is a basic Dell XPS M1330 by the way (I had no choice in the specs BTW).

MartinGregory84
22-12-2008, 11:01
You deffo can mate the demo if it was the strawberry (I think that was the highest spec one) is basically the full game at release date barring a few bugs cut down to six months.

the_gaming_guy
22-12-2008, 11:52
You deffo can mate the demo if it was the strawberry (I think that was the highest spec one) is basically the full game at release date barring a few bugs cut down to six months.

Can I use my save game from the demo in the full game? :confused:

I'm so close to buying this...

Daniel Foster
22-12-2008, 11:55
Was it the strawberry or vanilla demo?

And yes the demo save game is compatible with the full game eg. you can continue :)

the_gaming_guy
22-12-2008, 12:27
Was it the strawberry or vanilla demo?

And yes the demo save game is compatible with the full game eg. you can continue :)

It was the strawberry one :)

Hmm, i shouldn't have left it so late...Amazon and HMV are 18, but I'll have to wait for years for it to arrive. I might pop down to Tesco later and hope they have it for around 25. :cool:

Thanks everyone for the quick replies :D

baker.simon
22-12-2008, 12:32
It was the strawberry one :)

Hmm, i shouldn't have left it so late...Amazon and HMV are 18, but I'll have to wait for years for it to arrive. I might pop down to Tesco later and hope they have it for around 25. :cool:

Thanks everyone for the quick replies :D

You can get it immediately off of Steam, everyone slated but i have had no problems whatsoever! Just buy it and download, then its gets patched/updated automatically!

baker.simon
22-12-2008, 12:32
Or you could put someone else through the hassle of purchasing and ask for it for christmas ;)

the_gaming_guy
22-12-2008, 12:37
You can get it immediately off of Steam, everyone slated but i have had no problems whatsoever! Just buy it and download, then its gets patched/updated automatically!

How long will it take to download though? Plus, its 29.99 which is a little expensive...:(

Glenn Wakeford
22-12-2008, 13:01
How long will it take to download though? Plus, its 29.99 which is a little expensive...:(

It depends on your connection but Steam have a lot of bandwidth and it would come down very quickly.

the_gaming_guy
22-12-2008, 15:53
Which is better, downloading from Steam or buying from a shop?

Are all of these errors and bugs common and would downloading from Steam prevent anything bad happening? I don't really want to go through loads of hassle and if buying from a shop will give me grief can somebody please warn me now!

JGN_1982
22-12-2008, 17:03
Sorry mate, but I have gone through the same process as you and it is not as clear cut as the demo works so therefore the game will work. And the comment about patches helping compatibility isnt something I experienced.

My demo worked fine, and as such I bought the game.
The game also started up fine and on minimal setup was playable if not painfully slow.
However, on downloading patch 9.1 the game would no longer boot up and the DX file required to solve the issue would not install, S1023 error which no one had a solution for when I last looked.

I spoke to Sega and they were unable to offer a solution and said that my laptop was below spec so there is no guarantee it would run - which really frustrated me seeing the demo and unpatched game worked fine.
In the end I just bought a new laptop and have to say 9.2 is great.

However, just be wary that playing the game unpatched is no fun at all, unplayable on so many levels.... I hope you see the funny side of strikers that can play 20 games and not score and injuries on par with a warzone.

What are the specs of your comp ? Im sure you will be fine as mine was like 4 years old so was due an update anyway

the_gaming_guy
22-12-2008, 17:09
Sorry mate, but I have gone through the same process as you and it is not as clear cut as the demo works so therefore the game will work. And the comment about patches helping compatibility isnt something I experienced.

My demo worked fine, and as such I bought the game.
The game also started up fine and on minimal setup was playable if not painfully slow.
However, on downloading patch 9.1 the game would no longer boot up and the DX file required to solve the issue would not install, S1023 error which no one had a solution for when I last looked.

I spoke to Sega and they were unable to offer a solution and said that my laptop was below spec so there is no guarantee it would run - which really frustrated me seeing the demo and unpatched game worked fine.
In the end I just bought a new laptop and have to say 9.2 is great.

However, just be wary that playing the game unpatched is no fun at all, unplayable on so many levels.... I hope you see the funny side of strikers that can play 20 games and not score and injuries on par with a warzone.

What are the specs of your comp ? Im sure you will be fine as mine was like 4 years old so was due an update anyway

Dell XPS M1330 Laptop
2GB RAM
1.83GHz Dual Core Processor
Not too sure about graphics (nothing fancy), but the demo worked.

Hopefully it will work, because tbh I don't exactly have 25 lying around to spare. :(

If it doesn't work, dya reckon a retailer will refund me? Let's hope so :eek:

JGN_1982
22-12-2008, 17:25
Yeah - tbh - ignore my post !!!

My laptop was WELL behind that !!!!!!

Yours should run and run pretty well compared to what I was working with before !!!!!

the_gaming_guy
22-12-2008, 17:38
Yeah - tbh - ignore my post !!!

My laptop was WELL behind that !!!!!!

Yours should run and run pretty well compared to what I was working with before !!!!!

Ok mate, thanks for the input though :)

arsenal_2111
22-12-2008, 17:38
Dell XPS M1330 Laptop
2GB RAM
1.83GHz Dual Core Processor
Not too sure about graphics (nothing fancy), but the demo worked.

Hopefully it will work, because tbh I don't exactly have 25 lying around to spare. :(

If it doesn't work, dya reckon a retailer will refund me? Let's hope so :eek:

The retailer won't refund you. On FM09 there are 'seats'. When the game is installed on the computer it takes up one seat.

We get 5 seats for FM09. So when the game is installed, there are 4 seats left. So the shop wouldn't take it back, as there is a chance you culd have installed it on 5 different computers, used all the seats, and taken back an empty disc.