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safcrhys
22-12-2008, 15:35
I'm getting the game for xmas (I decided to wait after the disaster of a launch day) and alot of fuss was made about the game and then about the subsequent patch.

But when I get the game do I really need to install a patch or not? What difference does it make.

Glenn Wakeford
22-12-2008, 15:37
Patch 9.2.0 fixes a lot of bugs, has the latest data and has the best match engine. You don't need the patch, but it is highly recommended to get the best from your game.

slipknot67
22-12-2008, 15:46
weither or not u download the patch is up to you, and opinions seem to vary a lot on here as to the game being made better or not by using the patch. Imo the patch makes the game much better to play, as I was getting a lot of injuries before, but not so many now. Also the patch fixes things like not being able to click on continue at the start of the game from the opposition instructions screen. Those are just a couple of major things I can think of that get fixed by the patch, but there is a changelist that is stickied at the top of the GD forum iirc, this will show you everything that is diffirent in patch 9.2 and I think the previous patch as well.

KUBI
22-12-2008, 15:49
If you donīt care to play with hundreds of bugs and issues in the game that where already fixed, but only available when you patch the game, go on.

Arkim
22-12-2008, 15:50
It's always nice to have the latest and greatest, don't you think? ;)

kevinM182
22-12-2008, 15:58
Why don't you just download the patch just now, then install it on Christmas, saving you having to download it on Chritmas and you wont have to go trhough many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many hours of waiting for it to download

Arkim
22-12-2008, 16:03
^Maybe he has a fast internet connection and doesn't have to wait many hours?

safcrhys
22-12-2008, 16:05
OK, where can i get the patch?

Nomis07
22-12-2008, 16:07
Do I really need to install a patch?

It's like rubbering up, you don't have to, but there's more chance of a mistake happening if you dont.

Arkim
22-12-2008, 16:09
OK, where can i get the patch?

Don't be so lazy, mate. It's right in front of your eyes, literally. Just look up.

kevinM182
22-12-2008, 16:10
^Maybe he has a fast internet connection and doesn't have to wait many hours?

I have top bt internet package, it's just because of SI's idiotic registration rubbish, but don't get me started on it again

safcrhys
22-12-2008, 16:11
OK, did it, am I correct in assuming that now because I have saved the patch on my PC that it will have immediate effect when I get the game on xmas day?

Arkim
22-12-2008, 16:11
I have top bt internet package, it's just because of SI's idiotic registration rubbish, but don't get me started on it again

I used torrents and downloaded within a few minutes. Not sure what registration you mean, but sorry to hear that you were having troubles.

Arkim
22-12-2008, 16:13
OK, did it, am I correct in assuming that now because I have saved the patch on my PC that it will have immediate effect when I get the game on xmas day?

No. You have to install the game first, than install the patch. What it does, is updates files in the installation directory, so until you do that, it won't have any effect.

kevinM182
22-12-2008, 16:13
To activate the game

andrespringett
22-12-2008, 16:13
what does 9.02 fix that 9.01 does not? i cant find like a list on the forums. ty

Glenn Wakeford
22-12-2008, 16:14
what does 9.02 fix that 9.01 does not? i cant find like a list on the forums. ty

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?p=2325313#post2325313

It's at the top of your browser window.

safcrhys
22-12-2008, 16:17
No. You have to install the game first, than install the patch. What it does, is updates files in the installation directory, so until you do that, it won't have any effect.

Well why the hell did someone tell me to install the patch now.

kevinM182
22-12-2008, 16:20
Well why the hell did someone tell me to install the patch now.

Because it will be really busy on Chrismas day, think how many people will get it. so don't be cheeky you idiot it was just advice

Matt ex SEGA
22-12-2008, 16:20
No-one did. You can download it now and have it ready, or you can install the game, activate with Steam, and have the patch available to you that way.

Good luck.