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Wee Aja
22-12-2008, 22:30
I downloaded the demo and played for a short while, but got annoyed by a lot of things and removed said demo.
I've read nothing but problems on these forums about FM09* for the past month or two, and a lot of people seem to be having trouble just getting the game to start (activation and all that).
Is it worth buying the game now, with 9.2.0 patch available?
I've done without any FM now for a while and I'm starting to get itchy fingers but don't want to be left bitterly disappointed by the problems loads of people seem to be facing. Are these problems ultimately avoidable if I do things right? Or are some discs just doomed to fail?

Would you recommend the game to me now? Or go back to FM08?

Give me the hard sell. :thup: :D

PS - I've played FM for years (since CM4)


* tbf, the reason we're seeing so many people complaining of problems is because the satisfied customers (of which there are plenty, I have no doubt) see no need to come on the forums and start threads; because they're happy with the game

peter-evo
22-12-2008, 22:31
For god sake, I payed 30 a month ago

I'd reccomend the game anyway but for that price it is a steal. I don't think you will be left dissapointed.

backpackant
22-12-2008, 22:31
Yup. Heartily recommend.

Just don't expect perfection in a game this complex.

And don't use Steam to unlock. They are abissmal.

Bardia
22-12-2008, 22:32
As far as installation/activation problems, I had none.

As far as bugs/other problems go, I can't believe this game actually made it to the assembly line. Patches help little by little but by and large, as far as I've experienced, there are still plenty of things that need to be addressed.

I'd still buy it though.

Oh yeah... DON'T USE STEAM. UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

ptl93
22-12-2008, 22:32
Personally if I was you, I'd would stick with 08, and buy 10 (which should hopefully be alot better)

VonBlade
22-12-2008, 22:34
Yeah it's worth it.
VB

* I know, I'm as shocked as you guys that I put that. Seriously, my jaw was on the floor. It doesn't count as being good, but for 20 notes it's perfectly passable. I'd avoid 3D though.

Arkim
22-12-2008, 22:34
For 20 pounds, it's worth it. It's the only game worth buying right now in it's genre, anyway.

Cityull
22-12-2008, 22:35
I my opinion I say yes buy it! no question. Also i used steam no problem, actually the patch was updated in a few minutes through steam.


20 is a bargain

Daniel Foster
22-12-2008, 22:38
Of course :)

Wee Aja
22-12-2008, 22:38
It's not the 20 price tag that matters (I put that in the title to grab attention), I'm just worried about what happens after I buy the game.
I'm totally behind SI and the FM series, and have loved it for years (you can happily call me a fanboy). But I'm also a quick tempered, grumpy ******* and would hate to be on here moaning in a couple of days time about my "repeated failure at just trying to START this bloody game!!!"
If I'm careful, can I avoid all these activation issues?

peter-evo
22-12-2008, 22:42
It's not the 20 price tag that matters (I put that in the title to grab attention), I'm just worried about what happens after I buy the game.
I'm totally behind SI and the FM series, and have loved it for years (you can happily call me a fanboy). But I'm also a quick tempered, grumpy ******* and would hate to be on here moaning in a couple of days time about my "repeated failure at just trying to START this bloody game!!!"
If I'm careful, can I avoid all these activation issues?
There shouldn't be any activation issues now. It was a DoS and a complete overload that caused the problems.

ptl93
22-12-2008, 22:43
It's not the 20 price tag that matters (I put that in the title to grab attention), I'm just worried about what happens after I buy the game.
I'm totally behind SI and the FM series, and have loved it for years (you can happily call me a fanboy). But I'm also a quick tempered, grumpy ******* and would hate to be on here moaning in a couple of days time about my "repeated failure at just trying to START this bloody game!!!"
If I'm careful, can I avoid all these activation issues?

Just dont rush the installation process and make sure you use uniloc, Ive heard nothing but good things about uniloc and I know steam caused me and my mates alot of issues so...its up to you

Wee Aja
22-12-2008, 22:48
But once I'm past the activation issues (or lack of, depending on my luck), the game itself is very good, no?
The demo was average, but a game can't be judged by the demo and FM09 is two patches old now...

VonBlade
22-12-2008, 22:50
Zero activation issues.

And the game is... alright. As long as you expect nothing more than alright, and try to avoid the 3D unless you think Asteroids has amazing graphics and realism, then you'll find it.. alright.

peter-evo
22-12-2008, 22:50
But once I'm past the activation issues (or lack of, depending on my luck), the game itself is very good, no?
The demo was average, but a game can't be judged by the demo and FM09 is two patches old now...
The demo felt incomplete but in my opinion the game (post patches) feels complete and, other than my laggy 2D classic, feels perfect.

Wee Aja
22-12-2008, 22:54
Yeah, I tried the 3D on the demo and decided it wasn't for me (because my laptop isn't fantastic), but in fairness; I never had 3D to begin with so I won't miss it until I've a better system (by which time SI will have made a better 3D mode!). 2D classic seemed the way to go.
Looks like I'll be buying it tomorrow, all being well and we're not snowed in... :D

leftback in the changing room
22-12-2008, 23:21
Is it worth buying the game now, with 9.2.0 patch available?
I've done without any FM now for a while and I'm starting to get itchy fingers but don't want to be left bitterly disappointed by the problems loads of people seem to be facing. Are these problems ultimately avoidable if I do things right? Or are some discs just doomed to fail?



I'd concur that it is. I bought the game for 20 notes from Game as well. Personally I'm happy with the game patched to 9.1.0 (well I have to be, as I'm not waiting 12 hours to download patch 9.2.0. Come on SI - get the patch listed on SEGA's website. Otherwise, what's the point of being owned by them?)


Yeah it's worth it.
VB

* I know, I'm as shocked as you guys that I put that. Seriously, my jaw was on the floor. It doesn't count as being good, but for 20 notes it's perfectly passable. I'd avoid 3D though.

I'm glad my chair has arms, otherwise I'd have fallen straight off of it ;).


There shouldn't be any activation issues now. It was a DoS and a complete overload that caused the problems.

Not strictly true - there's still the indistinguishabe 0 and O issue (my activation code had two O's. 0r was it tw0 0's? :D) and Uniloc refused to acknowledge that I had connected to the internet (which was fixed by exiting activation, then running the game after reconnecting to the t'internet). But I'd agree that the vast majority of the zero-day problems have been solved (which also explains why I'd waited 6 weeks to get the game 33% cheaper - I never by a game that requires activation on the day of release as there's ALWAYS a week's worth of teething troubles.)

Cardiovascular
22-12-2008, 23:23
I wouldn't recommend it to you Aja, 'cause all you do is OTF 24/7 :D

Wakka
22-12-2008, 23:25
Buy it. Best manager game till now.

Wee Aja
22-12-2008, 23:28
I wouldn't recommend it to you Aja, 'cause all you do is OTF 24/7 :D

:D

Very funny!
The only reason I OTF 24/7 is because I have no FM to play. :( ;)

ell69
22-12-2008, 23:48
Yes.. dont use steam though!

N1ck
22-12-2008, 23:58
Worth it definately - great game

msadler04
23-12-2008, 00:01
Never thought id say this but stick with FM08 and wait for FM10....im seriously considering ditching this game and getting FM08 tomorrow on the cheap (id sold it before FM09 came out and im regretting it now)

Lukkas_Winchh
23-12-2008, 00:03
i agree with msadler04..

philipv
23-12-2008, 00:05
Worth it definately - great game

To be honest, I haven't had a single problem with Steam, and it was the reason I got the patch downloaded and installed within 5 minutes of it being released. Get the game, its great

mlp071
23-12-2008, 00:29
If you own only FM 08 , then by all means buy FM 09.

Even if it's bugged to hell, it cannot be worse then FM08. That is unless you want to have unrealistic and very flawed game.

But if you got 07, then it's a toss.

Wee Aja
23-12-2008, 00:39
mlp071 - I've got them all from CM4 up to FM08.
tbh, I think I like '07 the best out of them all (probably because I played it so much), but playing an older game; I'm sat there thinking "Oh, this feature would be good here" and all that. When you know there is features missing, it's hard to go back....

mlp071
23-12-2008, 00:48
mlp071 - I've got them all from CM4 up to FM08.
tbh, I think I like '07 the best out of them all (probably because I played it so much), but playing an older game; I'm sat there thinking "Oh, this feature would be good here" and all that. When you know there is features missing, it's hard to go back....

I got 07 still installed and ready, but FM 09 is really showing good promise. So i understand where you are coming from.

As for 08...ehh , that one is long gone into charity.

lomekian
23-12-2008, 00:54
Wee Aja.....I've owned every SI game made, from 92 back and this is the best so far..sure it has annoying bits, and its a bit more of a commitment, but for 20 you'll get your money's worth.

So far the only problems I've had have been with the initial authentification on the day it was released. Its better than the others, and as you say, its hard to go back!

II_Sub)(Zer0_II
23-12-2008, 01:21
All depends on system specs.

The Unknown Imposter
23-12-2008, 01:31
Refused to buy it on account of it being 24.99 pretty much everywhere. Just got it at HMV for 17.99 plus shipping which is reasonable. Hope the patches sort it out.

BillyMysterio
23-12-2008, 01:58
The only thing that really infuriated me was the activation. I started installing the game at 3pm on Nov 14th and finished about 8pm after all the problems.

It really was infuriating but it was soon forgotten.

In summary it's a wholehearted... YES!

lawsie
23-12-2008, 02:46
Best game of its genre, if you like the genre, then look no further. Simple as that.

John1987
23-12-2008, 02:48
Got mine from http://clan-games.co.uk/ for 19:99 not long after it came out :D

Buy it!!!

kristoaster
23-12-2008, 02:56
Got mine for 21 a while ago from play :)
it is well worth it. i am three seasons in now and am really starting to enjoy it. there are lots of improvements over 08, dont listen to the haters. i installed with aniloc or whatever it is the first time, and i had no problems. i installed with steam the second time and again, i had no problems. haters will always complain for no reason...
dont bother with the 3D for now though :p

Italy World Champs
23-12-2008, 03:04
where the hell can i buy this game for a good price in the US

toffeeman66
23-12-2008, 12:33
This game is good , even with its bugs.....Personally speaking I have had no problem with Steam.....I just wish I could win a few games..... Yes I know " Its my tactics "

Andrew197
23-12-2008, 12:42
Never thought id say this but stick with FM08 and wait for FM10....im seriously considering ditching this game and getting FM08 tomorrow on the cheap (id sold it before FM09 came out and im regretting it now)

Same here, unfortunately. Gutted, this game is not good.