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    Hi All

    I hope patching to 9.3.0 is a great experience for everyone. However there are bound to be problems and I hope we can cover them here.

    If you wish to read more or aquire the 9.3.0 patch please go to this thread:

    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=106355

    Please post any issues you have in this thread and we will try our best to help you solve them as they come up.

    First of all I will post a few things that may be helpful to anyone struggling to get going.

    Technical Questions


    NOTE: Before you patch, please make sure the game is not open. The game must be closed in order to patch successfully.


    Q 1 - My download is slow/not working or I'm getting an error when trying to use a link.
    A: In the first days of the patch the servers may be incredibly busy. Please be patient during this time and things will settle down as more people seed the torrents and the server load lessens.


    Q 2 - I've downloaded a torrent file but I can't open it at all.
    A: It's most likely that you've downloaded a .torrent seed and not the patch.

    Don't worry, this is intended, what you need to do is get hold of a torrent program, for example:

    www.BitTorrent.com

    Once that is installed and working you put this file into the torrent program and it will download the full patch for you.

    If you are stuck on doing this then you can always use the rapidshare links but these may take longer to donwload due to server traffic.


    Q 3 - Do I have to install Patch 9.1.0 or 9.2.0 first.
    A - No, all you need is patch 9.3.0.


    Q 4 - Do I have to install patch 9.3.0 to continue playing?
    A: Not at all. If you are happy with the game experience feel free to continue but we do advise you update to gain from the positive changes made to the game.


    Q 5 - I have FM/WSM but have a patch for the other game will it work?
    A: Please only use the proper FM or WSM patch for your game. If you are not sure what version of the game you have go to the title screen of your installed game and you will see either Football Manager 2009 or World Soccer Manager 2009 displayed. Steam users do not have to worry about this.


    Q 6 - Can I patch my steam version with a manual download?
    A: Please use the steam software to download the patch, if there is a problem with that then contact Steam's customer service department who will be happy to help you.


    Q 7 - I have the patch but I can't open it and I know it's not a torrent file.
    A: Unfortunatley there are sometimes corrupted downloads. Please check the size of your file and see if it matches these:

    Mac - 155,620kb
    PC - 237,039kb

    If your file does not match these size then you may well have a corrupted download and should try to download the file again.


    Q 8 - It seems like Steam is being slow today. Can I play the 9.2.0 version without updating for now?
    You can run a Steam installed game without running Steam by doing the following:

    First of all close down Steam.

    Go to C: Program Files - Steam - Steam Apps - common - Football Manager 2009

    Inside this folder you will find the FM09.exe

    Create a shortcut here, and drag it onto your desktop use this shortcut to start the game.

    The game will now work without running steam - make sure Steam is NOT already running when you do this.


    Q 9 - I have a Mac Digital download, I patched but am now asked for a DVD!
    There are two versions of the Mac Patch. Normal Mac Patch (which you've probably used) and the Mac eSellerate patch. You need to use the Mac eSellerate patch with the Digital download version.

    You can find links to these with the other patches.
    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=106355


    Q 10 - I've installed the patch and now the performance screen is missing!
    A - Sometimes having a custom skin can make this screen act strange or vanish, the only way to solve this is to uninstall and reinstall your game. It could be the case that because this screen has changed the people who create skins will have to update their skins to make them compatible with it.


    Q 11 - The text on my screen is fuzzy/corrupted and I have a Radeon series graphics card.
    For some reason the Radeon cards Automated Anti Aliasing is making the text on Football Manager 2009 become fuzzy.

    First of all you need the ATI catalyst software. This is normally installed with all Radeon cards but if you do not have it you can optain it from the following link:

    http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/index.html

    This software is built to work with all ATI cards.

    Next follow these steps:

    - Open up the catalyst control center. (Right click > Desktop > Catalyst Control Centre)
    - Navigate to the 3D section in the left tab
    - Go to Adaptive Anti-Aliasing.
    - Untick "Enable Adaptive Anti-Aliasing"
    - Click Apply & Ok.



    Make sure the box is unticked and confirm it and your game should now not have corrupted text.


    Q 12 - I've updated in steam but the software doesn't have an updated database
    Please try uninstalling the game from steam and then re-downloading it again. You can do this for free.


    Q 13 - Q - How do I delete my cache files?
    A - For Football Manager 2009 please use the following instructions:

    Windows XP:
    1. Open “My Computer”
    2. Navigate to : “Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\
    3. Go into the “Sports Interactive” Folder.
    4. Go Into the “Football Manager 2009” Folder.
    5. Delete the folder called "Cache".

    Wndows Vista:
    1. Click “Start”
    2. Click your username on the start Menu
    3. Click on “AppData” and then “Roaming”
    4. Go into the “Sports Interactive” Folder
    5. Go into the “Football Manager 2009” Folder.
    6. Delete the folder called "Cache".

    Mac OSX
    1. Open Finder.
    2. Select <User>
    3. Navigate to Library\Caches\Sports Interactive
    4. Delete the the "Football Manager 2009” Folder.



    Q 14 - Q - How do I delete my preferences/settings?
    A - Please use the following instructions:

    Windows XP:
    1. Open “My Computer”
    2. Navigate to : “Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\
    3. Go into the “Sports Interactive” Folder.
    4. Go Into the “Football Manager 2009” Folder.
    5. Delete the folder called "Settings".

    Wndows Vista:
    1. Click “Start”
    2. Click your username on the start Menu
    3. Click on “AppData” and then “Roaming”
    4. Go into the “Sports Interactive” Folder
    5. Go into the “Football Manager 2009” Folder.
    6. Delete the folder called "Settings".

    Mac OSX
    1. Open Finder.
    2. Select <User>
    3. Navigate to Library\Preferences\Sports Interactive
    4. Delete the the "Football Manager 2009” Folder.

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    In Game Questions

    Q 1: Will this patch let me play 3D?
    It's impossible to make all available cards use the 3D engine, however we have expanded useability and cards with enough graphic memory that were not able to run 3D previously may be able to run now. Some of the cards now available for 3D display are:

    GeForce 4x Ti
    GeForce 3x Ti
    Radeon 9200
    SiS 650/750

    If these cards still do not work then these are probably lower end versions of these cards with less graphical memory. We have done everything we can to make the game as compatable as possible with older hardware.

    Q2 - I'm having problems with my editor.
    There has been a patch released which fixes a few problems with the editor. For more information on this please goto this thread:
    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=109092

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    Last edited by Steve Cox; 11-03-2009 at 11:03.

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    Please post any issues you are having with the patch here and we will do our best to help you.

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 Problems? Please check here.

    For some reason, it is saying... "You have reached the download limit for free users" on rapidshare.

    Will the patch be available on another site at all, and do you know how long i have to wait before being able to download the file.
    (I have no idea why it is saying this.. I've not downloaded anything for quite a while.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBeast View Post
    For some reason, it is saying... "You have reached the download limit for free users" on rapidshare.

    Will the patch be available on another site at all, and do you know how long i have to wait before being able to download the file.
    (I have no idea why it is saying this.. I've not downloaded anything for quite a while.)
    I expect this may be rapidshare themselves putting some kind of limit on the download.

    I'm sure mirrors will pop up very soon, have you used a torrent program before? May be worth trying that as more seeds are coming online as people are getting the patch?

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 Problems? Please check here.

    When trying to update it gets to updating file 190: fm.exe then says an error has occured a sharing violation when i have the official copy i have the disc not in the laptop but in the draw next to me. any help please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simondo2k8 View Post
    When trying to update it gets to updating file 190: fm.exe then says an error has occured a sharing violation when i have the official copy i have the disc not in the laptop but in the draw next to me. any help please?
    Do you have the game open?

    I did make this mistake lastime

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    Mine is simply saying the server is too busy. I hope this is normal and it is just s case of being patient???

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    No worries seems it was because i had the game running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malleria View Post
    Mine is simply saying the server is too busy. I hope this is normal and it is just s case of being patient???
    Steam servers are struggling to cope with the high demeand. Be patient and it will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Cox View Post
    I expect this may be rapidshare themselves putting some kind of limit on the download.

    I'm sure mirrors will pop up very soon, have you used a torrent program before? May be worth trying that as more seeds are coming online as people are getting the patch?
    Not used one before, but there is a first time for everything!

    Thanks very much for the quick reply, and the excellent work everyone at SI puts in to continually improve this game

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    I'm abit stuck on Steam.
    Can someone give me the directions or should it download automatically.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 Problems? Please check here.

    It should download automatically as long as you have automatic updates enabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sopops72 View Post
    I'm abit stuck on Steam.
    Can someone give me the directions or should it download automatically.
    Thanks
    It "should" download automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cufcaaaaaa View Post
    when i go to update the patch i get this message

    it says 'A sharing violation occured while accessing c:\program files\sports interactive\football manager 2009\fm.exe


    what doe i need to do to get it working?

    thanks
    Shut down the game before installing the patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cufcaaaaaa View Post
    when i go to update the patch i get this message

    it says 'A sharing violation occured while accessing c:\program files\sports interactive\football manager 2009\fm.exe


    what doe i need to do to get it working?

    thanks
    Have you got the game openn?

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 Problems? Please check here.

    I know it should but it still says that i'm on version 9.0.0.
    Do i need to set it on 9.3.0 anywhwere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sopops72 View Post
    I know it should but it still says that i'm on version 9.0.0.
    Do i need to set it on 9.3.0 anywhwere?
    Have you actually installed the patch by double clicking it and clicking on the update button.

    That is assuming you didn't use steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    Have you actually installed the patch by double clicking it and clicking on the update button.

    That is assuming you didn't use steam.
    I used steam but the game doesn't seem and apparently it should download automatically. Should i try somewhere else??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sopops72 View Post
    I used steam but the game doesn't seem and apparently it should download automatically. Should it try somewhere else??
    I don't think you can try anywhere else if your game is activated with steam.

    You sure it downloaded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sopops72 View Post
    I know it should but it still says that i'm on version 9.0.0.
    Do i need to set it on 9.3.0 anywhwere?
    After patching your game should say it's 9.3.0.

    Are you updating by downloading the file and then clicking on the file which starts the patch program (unless you are on steam then it's all automatic).

    What system do you have and did you install the game to a non standard directory?

    Go into the folder where your game is and hover your mouse over the .exe (or right click and select properties) and it will give you a version number for the patch. Let me know what it is.

    One final thing, do you have the Demo installed as well? It may be worth uninstalling that and trying again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sopops72 View Post
    I used steam but the game doesn't seem and apparently it should download automatically. Should i try somewhere else??
    Please give it some time, it may well just be too busy.

    Make sure that 'automatic updates' is activated on steam (this will be in their options menu) and close/restart your copy of steam.

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 Problems? Please check here.

    Launch Steam, Goto my games right click on Fm 2009, select properties, updates and select update automatically. Close steam and open it back up again and when you try and launch the game it should update

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 Problems? Please check here.

    Hi there I am at uni and the university network is restricted and won't load steam, only in offline mode. Is there a way I can get the patch with a STEAM install manually? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sameesh View Post
    Hi there I am at uni and the university network is restricted and won't load steam, only in offline mode. Is there a way I can get the patch with a STEAM install manually? Thanks
    I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    Launch Steam, Goto my games right click on Fm 2009, select properties, updates and select update automatically. Close steam and open it back up again and when you try and launch the game it should update
    I only downloaded the demo with steam. Not the full game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sopops72 View Post
    I only downloaded the demo with steam. Not the full game.
    Is it the demo you are trying to patch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Cox View Post
    After patching your game should say it's 9.3.0.

    Are you updating by downloading the file and then clicking on the file which starts the patch program (unless you are on steam then it's all automatic).

    What system do you have and did you install the game to a non standard directory?

    Go into the folder where your game is and hover your mouse over the .exe (or right click and select properties) and it will give you a version number for the patch. Let me know what it is.

    One final thing, do you have the Demo installed as well? It may be worth uninstalling that and trying again.
    Yes, I'm on steam.
    I'm not sure what the .exe is as i am unsure where to find it.
    I'll try unistalling demo.
    thanks

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 F.A.Q - Problems? Please check here.

    If you only have used steam for the demo then you need to use the torrent or rapidshare link to patch the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sopops72 View Post
    Yes, I'm on steam.
    I'm not sure what the .exe is as i am unsure where to find it.
    I'll try unistalling demo.
    thanks
    Your steam install will be in:

    c:\program files\steam\steam apps\common\football manager 2009

    The FM.exe should be in there.

    Steam should have updated you to at least 9.2.0. Unless you have the automatic update switched off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    If you only have used steam for the demo then you need to use the torrent or rapidshare link to patch the game.
    If you have the demo on steam then it can't be patched to 9.3.0

    If you have the full game on Steam then you can't use Rapidshare/Torrent to update the game it may break it.

    Steam should update the game automatically if there are problems then you need to contact steam's customer service people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Cox View Post
    8 Q - It seems like Steam is being slow today. Can I play the 9.2.0 version without updating for now?
    You can run a Steam installed game without running Steam by doing the following:

    First of all close down Steam.

    Go to C: Program Files - Steam - Steam Apps - common - Football Manager 2009

    Inside this folder you will find the FM09.exe

    Create a shortcut here, and drag it onto your desktop use this shortcut to start the game.

    The game will now work without running steam - make sure Steam is NOT already running when you do this.

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    Im trying to do this, Iv closed steam, Iv right clicked the icon at the bottom right hand and pressed "exit" and Iv restarted my computer. I have followed the instructions and I get an error message:

    C: Program Files - Steam - Steam Apps - common - Football Manager 2009 \ fm.exe is not a valid Win32 application

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 F.A.Q - Problems? Please check here.

    when i try to download the patch it just says the file is damadged or something ! what can i do ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by still_allan View Post
    Im trying to do this, Iv closed steam, Iv right clicked the icon at the bottom right hand and pressed "exit" and Iv restarted my computer. I have followed the instructions and I get an error message:

    C: Program Files - Steam - Steam Apps - common - Football Manager 2009 \ fm.exe is not a valid Win32 application

    The file you dragged to desktop put it back in that folder.

    Try running it from the steam folder and let me know if it works.

    It sounds to me like you copied the actual fm.exe file which is not a good thing to do.
    Right click the fm.exe and choose 'create shortcut' this will create a file with the same name but with 'shortcut' in the title.
    Move that to the desktop and it should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoggi33 View Post
    when i try to download the patch it just says the file is damadged or something ! what can i do ?
    How big is the patch file? What are you doing once you have the file?

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    This is more of a question than a problem. I am managing in NI so the amount of games has gone up to 38 in the league will this happen for next season or do I have to start again?
    Last edited by Oxslow; 26-02-2009 at 19:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxslow View Post
    This is more of a question than a problem. I am managing in NI so the amount of games has gone up to 38 in the league will this happen for next season or do I half to start again?
    Rule changes are only implemented for new games iirc. Not 100% sure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxslow View Post
    This is more of a question than a problem. I am managing in NI so the amount of games has gone up to 38 in the league will this happen for next season or do I half to start again?
    If you have a game in progress it should progress with the previous rules but then update for the next year.

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 F.A.Q - Problems? Please check here.

    Rapidshare wont let me download for free and dont really want to pay subscription for one download and the bit-torrent file says it corrupt and I should contact the author for another copy????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fookesy View Post
    Rapidshare wont let me download for free and dont really want to pay subscription for one download and the bit-torrent file says it corrupt and I should contact the author for another copy????
    I'm guessing you've downloaded a .torrent file which is about 32kb in size.

    This needs to be put into a torrent downloader like BitTorrent (the link to this is at the top of the page) and it will download the full file for you.

    If you try to open a torrent file that isn't 'recognised' by your computer then it will report that it's corrupted.

    I expect there will be more 'mirrors' for direct downloads soon so you can wait for those or get a torrent downloader to get your patch for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Cox View Post
    The file you dragged to desktop put it back in that folder.

    Try running it from the steam folder and let me know if it works.

    It sounds to me like you copied the actual fm.exe file which is not a good thing to do.
    Right click the fm.exe and choose 'create shortcut' this will create a file with the same name but with 'shortcut' in the title.
    Move that to the desktop and it should work.

    it was the shortcut, tried it again and same result

    heres a pic, that the error and you can see the shortcut above


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    I have downloaded the patch from Rapid. and its says that im running FM 09 , so i closed that (fm 09)down then i click 'ok' (message from the updater) and it went away, anyway i can get the updater back without downloading again ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by still_allan View Post
    it was the shortcut, tried it again and same result

    heres a pic, that the error and you can see the shortcut above
    Okay I'm a bit stuck with this now.

    Did the game work previous to this? Can you try running it normally and see if it works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Cox View Post
    I'm guessing you've downloaded a .torrent file which is about 32kb in size.

    This needs to be put into a torrent downloader like BitTorrent (the link to this is at the top of the page) and it will download the full file for you.

    If you try to open a torrent file that isn't 'recognised' by your computer then it will report that it's corrupted.

    I expect there will be more 'mirrors' for direct downloads soon so you can wait for those or get a torrent downloader to get your patch for you.
    I downloaded bit torrent via the link first. I am now trying open the file using bit torrent and that message comes up, what am I doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Cox View Post
    Okay I'm a bit stuck with this now.

    Did the game work previous to this? Can you try running it normally and see if it works?
    I usually just run through steam>launch game etc but I cant be bothered updating now, so looking for a way round it, so I can at least play tonight but update later

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    I'm experiencing a crash dump when I try and start a new game under the patch. As well as fm.exe corrupt file and an XML parsing error that states not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 of channel-FACEGEN_CHANNEL.xml. Didn't have any problems before I've installed this patch. Any ideas?

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    can i just add the specs for the game are so wrong my laptop doesnt really get near the requirments needed, yet i can use all the features on the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by still_allan View Post
    I usually just run through steam>launch game etc but I cant be bothered updating now, so looking for a way round it, so I can at least play tonight but update later
    You should be able to turn off automatic updates or switch on offline mode to stop it from doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fookesy View Post
    I downloaded bit torrent via the link first. I am now trying open the file using bit torrent and that message comes up, what am I doing wrong?
    Open the torrent program, drag the torrent file into the torrent window.

    This should start it running.

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    Launch Steam, Goto my games right click on Fm 2009, select properties, updates and select dont update. you should be able to launch as normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullcitytigers View Post
    I'm experiencing a crash dump when I try and start a new game under the patch. As well as fm.exe corrupt file and an XML parsing error that states not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 of channel-FACEGEN_CHANNEL.xml. Didn't have any problems before I've installed this patch. Any ideas?
    Not sure what the problem is here.

    Can you try deleting your Cache files and running the game again.

    Was the patch Successful?

    Your cache files should be here:

    Q - How do I delete my cache files?
    A - This has changed slightly from Football Manager 2008. For Football Manager 2009 please use the following instructions:

    Windows XP:
    1. Open “My Computer”
    2. Navigate to : “Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\
    3. Go into the “Sports Interactive” Folder.
    4. Go Into the “Football Manager 09” Folder.
    5. Delete the "Cache" folder inside.

    Wndows Vista:
    1. Click “Start”
    2. Click your username on the start Menu
    3. Click on “AppData” and then “Roaming”
    4. Go into the “Sports Interactive” Folder
    5. Go into the “Football Manager 09” Folder.
    6. Delete the "Cache" Folder inside.

    Mac OSX
    1. Open Finder.
    2. Select <User>
    3. Navigate to Library\Caches\Sports Interactive
    4. Delete the the "Sports Interactive” Folder.
    5. In the Library folder find the folder called "Preferences"
    6. Delete the "Sports Interactive" Folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irons_4_ever View Post
    can i just add the specs for the game are so wrong my laptop doesnt really get near the requirments needed, yet i can use all the features on the game
    We've been working on updating compatability.

    Glad it's working well for you.

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    When i go to download it on bittorrent i have the option of "save" and "open" , which one do i choose ?

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    patched from Steam and game crashes. It says something about the wsm.exe not working or something like that.

    thanks...dcc

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianQuinn View Post
    When i go to download it on bittorrent i have the option of "save" and "open" , which one do i choose ?

    Save it to your desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Cox View Post
    You should be able to turn off automatic updates or switch on offline mode to stop it from doing this.
    "this game is not ready to be played in offline mode"



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    Cheers mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    Launch Steam, Goto my games right click on Fm 2009, select properties, updates and select dont update. you should be able to launch as normal
    Iv done that but when I launch game, it tries to update them and doesnt let me play it

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 F.A.Q - Problems? Please check here.

    Help! I downloaded the patch, no problem. I install to the same folder where I installed patch 9.1 og and 9.2.

    But when I start a new game, I can't select the 9.3.0 database.

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    9.3.0 seems to have made all my text fuzzy/distorted? Text Fuzzy

    Was fine on 9.1.0 and 9.2.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoPeY View Post
    9.3.0 seems to have made all my text fuzzy/distorted? Text Fuzzy

    Was fine on 9.1.0 and 9.2.0.
    Try minimizing to task bar and bringing back up again? Works for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    Try minimizing to task bar and bringing back up again? Works for me
    Still the same, also reloaded and restarted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoPeY View Post
    Still the same, also reloaded and restarted.
    Well I did think it was rather obivous tbh. Are you on xp or vista?

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 F.A.Q - Problems? Please check here.

    Hi, I've just downloaded the patch. And I installed it, but couldn't play itj through steam, becouse it said that I needed to activate it. So I entered the serial number. But got following message:

    This key is allready active, please go to bla bla to get a new key.

    So I unstalled the game, installed it without STEAM, but got the same soft anchor problem again.


    Please help me

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    I've tried to find some info about this bug and the 9.0.3 but I did not find any !

    My question: Does the 9.0.3 solve the network score change bug between MAC and Windows computers online ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by irons_4_ever View Post
    I know its obvious but have you tried rebooting? Should free up any processes that are stuck in task manager?

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    Restart computer and try again, it thinks the file is still in use.

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    irons 4 ever - press CTRL+ALT+DEL and goto task manger-->processes and find fm.exe, end task and try again.

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    nah its saying its being used but it isnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    Well I did think it was rather obivous tbh. Are you on xp or vista?
    XP, old school is where its at.

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    can anyone help me no

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoPeY View Post
    XP, old school is where its at.
    Vista is where its at;)

    Are your buttons slightly ofset as well? I have no idea whats causing it but im trying to establish if its the same as I get occasionally on vista.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irons_4_ever View Post
    nah its saying its being used but it isnt
    It still sometimes shows in the task manager under processes, otherwise, do as the other guys have said and reboot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by still_allan View Post
    Iv done that but when I launch game, it tries to update them and doesnt let me play it
    Quote Originally Posted by still_allan View Post
    "this game is not ready to be played in offline mode"


    can anyone help???

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    Are your buttons slightly ofset as well? I have no idea whats causing it but im trying to establish if its the same as I get occasionally on vista.
    Which buttons are you referring too? Not noticed any off set buttons though.

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    When I have that problem I find that I have to click slightly under all the buttons to get a response out of them. Its really hard to explain and makes me sounds very crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    When I have that problem I find that I have to click slightly under all the buttons to get a response out of them. Its really hard to explain and makes me sounds very crazy
    I get what you mean (I think) no I don't have that problem, I just have fuzzy text. On some of them it’s so bad, can barely make out the word.

    I thought my eyes had gone when I first loaded up FM with the new patch. I than thought, I hope it’s not just a giant smudge on my monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoPeY View Post
    I get what you mean (I think) no I don't have that problem, I just have fuzzy text. On some of them it’s so bad, can barely make out the word.

    I thought my eyes had gone when I first loaded up FM with the new patch. I than thought, I hope it’s not just a giant smudge on my monitor.

    No its not the same problem cause my text is only slightly fuzzy. Have you tried changing your screen res and dpi settings?

    We know what microsoft can be like sometimes!

    Is your direct x up to date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gengis View Post
    I've tried to find some info about this bug and the 9.0.3 but I did not find any !

    My question: Does the 9.0.3 solve the network score change bug between MAC and Windows computers online ?

    Thanks
    I would like to know about this too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neji View Post
    It still sometimes shows in the task manager under processes, otherwise, do as the other guys have said and reboot.

    rebooted i dunno how to see what i have running as ctr alt del dont work on my laptop it logs me out if i do that lol

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    might ad still the same problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    No its not the same problem cause my text is only slightly fuzzy. Have you tried changing your screen res and dpi settings?
    Yep, tried full screen and different resolutions, still fuzzy. It seems to be alright on the left hand side of the main screen, but when I go into the settings its all quite fuzzy.

    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    We know what microsoft can be like sometimes!

    Is your direct x up to date?
    Yes, direct x is update, as is graphic card drivers, net framework etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feltus View Post
    Hi, I've just downloaded the patch. And I installed it, but couldn't play itj through steam, becouse it said that I needed to activate it. So I entered the serial number. But got following message:

    This key is allready active, please go to bla bla to get a new key.

    So I unstalled the game, installed it without STEAM, but got the same soft anchor problem again.


    Please help me
    Anybody who could help me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoPeY View Post
    Yep, tried full screen and different resolutions, still fuzzy. It seems to be alright on the left hand side of the main screen, but when I go into the settings its all quite fuzzy.



    Yes, direct x is update, as is graphic card drivers, net framework etc...
    Afraid Im all out of ideas, I havent seen in reported anywhere else (YET) so its difficult to say what causing it and Ive drained my ideas for the moment

    If I have any brain waves I'll pm you HoPeY

    Feltus try the known issues thread im sure thats been covered in that one

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    Iv been trying for a while now using bit-torrent and when i click save to desktop the file is just a blank white sheet and doesnt open , any help ?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    Afraid Im all out of ideas, I havent seen in reported anywhere else (YET) so its difficult to say what causing it and Ive drained my ideas for the moment

    If I have any brain waves I'll pm you HoPeY
    Sucks to be me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irons_4_ever View Post
    might ad still the same problem
    Quote Originally Posted by irons_4_ever View Post
    rebooted i dunno how to see what i have running as ctr alt del dont work on my laptop it logs me out if i do that lol

    please help doing me nut in:mad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by irons_4_ever View Post
    please help doing me nut in:mad:
    How did you activate your game?

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    My FM Is downloaded, will this patch work on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuwFlet View Post
    How did you activate your game?
    what do you mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by still_allan View Post
    can anyone help me no
    I think the problem is that the game has already started it's upgrade so is unable to run until the update is complete.

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    chris can ya help me i have done everything people have said and still the same error, i havent had a problem befor with patch 1.0 or 2.0 just this one

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    Default Re: 9.3.0 F.A.Q - Problems? Please check here.

    Its not doing anything for me. I downloaded it and when i double click on "FM2009_v9.3.0_patch_installer" It just opens up a black box and then nothing else happens. Anybody else had this happen?

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    When download from rapidshare.de, it says that is downloaded, but isnt.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/202931948/fm2009_930-pc.rar

    Here is rapidshare.com link

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    My games now completely knackered I'm afraid . It was fine before installing 9.3.0 patch, fully uninstalled/reinstalled the game but it just won't work, I get a crash dump when trying to start a new game and none of my games at all will load! Can't believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnsleyfc4life View Post
    My FM Is downloaded, will this patch work on it?
    You mean the full game? Did you download it from Steam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullcitytigers View Post
    My games now completely knackered I'm afraid . It was fine before installing 9.3.0 patch, fully uninstalled/reinstalled the game but it just won't work, I get a crash dump when trying to start a new game and none of my games at all will load! Can't believe it.
    What .net framework are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoPeY View Post
    What .net framework are you running?
    3.5 I believe.

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    Xp or Vista hullcitytigers?

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