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    I very rarely buy games on release date. NHL 12 is probably the only other game I buy every year on release. I buy a year behind on FIFA

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidBurn View Post
    What are the other two?
    Quote Originally Posted by jackripper View Post
    MW3 and BF3 maybe? i doub il be buying fm12 this year.
    Close, ive got some xbox games to trade in next week to get Driver: San Fran, then im planning to trade that in for BF3,

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    Yeh il be trading a few games for MW3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    I very rarely buy games on release date. NHL 12 is probably the only other game I buy every year on release. I buy a year behind on FIFA
    Thinking back, I can't recall ever buying a game on release day. I prefer to see the feedback on it first before buying it. Hardly any release demos any more so...

    Don't care for "shoot all that moves" games, but strategy can be quite interesting. Shame my computer didn't tackle the huge maps on Civilization IV very well, but I'll give it another go when I buy a new computer (V was crap).

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    I only recall being so bored by two games I traded them in before finishing my first go-round. MW2 and Alpha Protocol

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    Hi guys, I'm back on the subject of buying a new computer.

    I finally have a little bit of money to spend (min. £500, max. £600) in order to replace my old laptop, which is more or less on its last legs. I'm really struggling on what I should buy. I don't even know if it would be best to buy a laptop or a desktop!

    I was thinking of getting a desktop but the main issue is that I have no monitor or any of the other bits and pieces you need. The bonus of a laptop is that you don't have to worry about that, of course. Basically, I want the best spec I can get for my money and if that's a desktop, I'll get a desktop, and vice-versa.

    What I really want is a machine for intensive use. I'm on my machine for huge amounts of time. I wouldn't call myself a gamer particularly but I do play some games and therefore need something decent to cope with that. The main thing I do with my computer is use the Internet a great deal and play games like FM and Minecraft. Therefore, I want the best processor and RAM I can afford for Football Manager purposes. Then, I also want a decent graphics card which will cope with Minecraft with the top settings. So not extreme gaming by a long distance but some ability to cope with the quite basic level graphics in Minecraft and that sort of thing.

    I found this website - http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/ - which seems to allow you to customise desktops and laptops. They build it for you, which is perfect for me, because I really don't have the confidence to build myself.

    I'm pretty sure I want an Intel i5 or i7, whatever I can get. I'd also like 4GB RAM minimum. The main thing is that I have no idea at all what constitutes a good graphics card. I don't need something amazing, just enough to play FM with high 3D settings if I want, and the same with Minecraft on high settings. Any advice guys? I'd really appreciated it as I'm struggling to work out what would be best for me.

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    No great advice I can give Crouchy, although I did use pcspecialist myself for my PC. Given that you don't have a monitor and looking at what you've specified you want, getting a desktop may require a budget adjustment. I'll try and get back to you in a bit more detail tonight

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    id say a Desktop is do able with that budget IF your not fussy on monitor keyboard etc. for instance my bro bought a perfectly working 19" flat screen off ebay for a tenner ive got a logitech mouse n keyboard for my mam for a little over £6 i would say buy the monitor keyboard and mouse from ebay and then you will have about £500 left (providing you can stretch to the £600) to build the desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    No great advice I can give Crouchy, although I did use pcspecialist myself for my PC. Given that you don't have a monitor and looking at what you've specified you want, getting a desktop may require a budget adjustment. I'll try and get back to you in a bit more detail tonight
    Cheers Iacovone.

    So do you recommend PC Specialist?

    I'm not that fussy about the monitor, to be honest. I'm happy to get something half decent and cheap.

    How much did you spend on yours and what spec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidmonkey View Post
    id say a Desktop is do able with that budget IF your not fussy on monitor keyboard etc. for instance my bro bought a perfectly working 19" flat screen off ebay for a tenner ive got a logitech mouse n keyboard for my mam for a little over £6 i would say buy the monitor keyboard and mouse from ebay and then you will have about £500 left (providing you can stretch to the £600) to build the desktop.
    Yeah, I'm not too worried about getting a fantastic monitor or anything. Just something decent.

    As for the keyboard and mouse, I'll get something inexpensive and I'm not really include those things in the budget.

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    you can pick up a 19" half decent monitor for anything under £50.

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    do you have an operating system for it? as ive found a i5 for £450 (will need to add a GFX card) and a OS

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    No, I also need to buy Windows 7.

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    Phew!

    Backup goalie got injured right after buying him. Then my main goalie got sent on international duty in early September. Backup goalie got back from a 2-month injury just days prior to our match. He's only on 81%, but at least I can stick him between the posts.

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    Has anyone successfully persuaded an agent to drop a minimum release clause and a match highest earner clause? I can get rid of one of them with no problems but not both...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    Has anyone successfully persuaded an agent to drop a minimum release clause and a match highest earner clause? I can get rid of one of them with no problems but not both...
    I have. I just whacked up the signing on and agent's fees and included a massive TotY bonus. Worked for me.

    Although I am the dominant team in my league. That might have something to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Cheers Iacovone.

    So do you recommend PC Specialist?

    I'm not that fussy about the monitor, to be honest. I'm happy to get something half decent and cheap.

    How much did you spend on yours and what spec?
    Think I sent you a PM a while back about the spec and cost. Wasn't cheap but I ran into a bit of cash and fancied treating myself. Definitely would recommend pcspecialist. They were very good and have a great support team. It may even be worth calling them and describing your situation. They're a people company from my experience and would gladly tailor something to your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Hi guys, I'm back on the subject of buying a new computer.

    I finally have a little bit of money to spend (min. £500, max. £600) in order to replace my old laptop, which is more or less on its last legs. I'm really struggling on what I should buy. I don't even know if it would be best to buy a laptop or a desktop!

    I was thinking of getting a desktop but the main issue is that I have no monitor or any of the other bits and pieces you need. The bonus of a laptop is that you don't have to worry about that, of course. Basically, I want the best spec I can get for my money and if that's a desktop, I'll get a desktop, and vice-versa.

    What I really want is a machine for intensive use. I'm on my machine for huge amounts of time. I wouldn't call myself a gamer particularly but I do play some games and therefore need something decent to cope with that. The main thing I do with my computer is use the Internet a great deal and play games like FM and Minecraft. Therefore, I want the best processor and RAM I can afford for Football Manager purposes. Then, I also want a decent graphics card which will cope with Minecraft with the top settings. So not extreme gaming by a long distance but some ability to cope with the quite basic level graphics in Minecraft and that sort of thing.

    I found this website - http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/ - which seems to allow you to customise desktops and laptops. They build it for you, which is perfect for me, because I really don't have the confidence to build myself.

    I'm pretty sure I want an Intel i5 or i7, whatever I can get. I'd also like 4GB RAM minimum. The main thing is that I have no idea at all what constitutes a good graphics card. I don't need something amazing, just enough to play FM with high 3D settings if I want, and the same with Minecraft on high settings. Any advice guys? I'd really appreciated it as I'm struggling to work out what would be best for me.
    You can browse around on this site for some info: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Compari...rds.130.0.html

    There are some nice guides there too, perhaps this is useful: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Noteboo...de.1311.0.html

    This is a bit technical, but you can compare the performance of different graphics cards and processors.

    This site is just for laptops I think, but you should find plenty of info there.

    If you mainly want a new computer for games performance, you probably get better value for money in a desktop as laptops usually skimper on graphics cards and even CPU to lower the price as most use the laptop to office tasks and internet anyway.

    If you're looking for a desktop instead it's great if you can put it together yourself as you tend to save money that way. But if you're not comfortable doing that it's better to let somebody else do it. Sounds like pcspecialist may be one good option. In any case, here is an excellent site for hardware info. Not sure if they have price comparison with specs and such, but it's worth a visit anyway: http://www.tomshardware.com/

    This looks to be a good site too, although they focus on overclocking: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

    This is an excellent site for comparing prices and specs. It's in Swedish though. There must be English sites like this too, but I gave up googling now. You can probably google translate or babelfish it: http://www.prisjakt.nu/kategori.php?k=328

    Good luck

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    computer jargo confuses me :s

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    Ok. It's time to start the awards again. Any one interested in helping? Or ideas for categories? Speak now or forever hold your peace!

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    erm aye ill help

    OK anyone as weird as me in that ive sat and sorted through all the playable nations getting kits for the clubs you can start with in FM11, my next task is to update these to the 11/12 colours, then start adding kits for non playable leagues, so its not something im doing when i get my hands on FM12

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    maybe the same categories as last year maybe?

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    Anyone got a link to last years awards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Anyone got a link to last years awards?
    Last year's awards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Cheers

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    Do people prefer to see screen shots in a thread or links to the screen shots? Anyone know why my screen shots are so small since the forums have come back up?

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    who are you using to upload them?

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    imageshack it worked before the shutdown but now they are hard to see at times.

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    Just testing:


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    Looks like they are getting resized automatically, that screenshot should have looked like this.

    Personally I prefer to stick with images as links, it makes the pages load faster and it means I'm a lot less likely to run into bandwidth problems with photobucket.

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    i prefer links in general, and yeas image shack auto resizes

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    I can't be the only person who loses interest in playing the current FM as soon as next year's is announced...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Looks like they are getting resized automatically, that screenshot should have looked like this.

    Personally I prefer to stick with images as links, it makes the pages load faster and it means I'm a lot less likely to run into bandwidth problems with photobucket.
    I don't like it now, guess my FM12 career will have links instead makes the thread look a but cleaner as well.

    Anyone else as excited as me about the add and remove leagues? I was looking for a move from Spain to Africa but due to limits I only had Egypt loaded with FM12 I will be able to remove all the leagues I no longer need and replace them with a bunch of African leagues. Once I am done in Africa I would like a move back to Europe but can only choose England or Spain FM12 would allow a few more leagues in Europe to be added. I cannot wait to start a new journey man save and a career update thread I can stick too for a long long time.

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    It is superb for journeyman careers, just a bit of shame I've done one with FM11 and wasn't planning on one for FM12.

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    You planning a one club save again?

    I would like to know if we can switch the leagues between playable and view-only so we do not lose the history of the loaded leagues and such. Also curious to see how the past history of a non loaded league works.

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    Yes, I'm looking to do a one club, small nation type game to really try out the DLR in the long term. I'm thinking probably Northern Ireland.

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    I always fancied that in Malta or Faroe Islands. I did create a World Champions League to try it out in New Zealand but never got round to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason the Yank View Post
    I can't be the only person who loses interest in playing the current FM as soon as next year's is announced...
    It might be the first time I don't get the new version as I don't feel I have got far enough into my FM2011 save.

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    I probably won't get FM12 either because I really want to continue my FM11 save

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    It might be the first time I don't get the new version as I don't feel I have got far enough into my FM2011 save.
    That's how I feel too Nobby. Only really just getting going in my career

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    the remove/add leagues has changed my mind. Depending on how it affects the slightly slower pcs.

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    I'm on the fence whether to start my FM12 career when it's out. I'm really having a lot of fun in my latest career save. I'll preorder it as usual and download on release day though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Yes, I'm looking to do a one club, small nation type game to really try out the DLR in the long term. I'm thinking probably Northern Ireland.
    Will you put your normal challenge up again for FM 2012? I usually give it a crack as my first proper game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispypaul View Post
    Will you put your normal challenge up again for FM 2012? I usually give it a crack as my first proper game.
    I suppose so, although I've got no intention of actually playing it again. Not yet anyway.

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    I'll have a newer laptop for FM12, so I'll go straight into a Leiria career

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispypaul View Post
    Will you put your normal challenge up again for FM 2012? I usually give it a crack as my first proper game.
    You can't play a game like that on your own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
    You can't play a game like that on your own?
    It's nice to have the thread to discuss with other people doing the same thing though. My careers on FM10 and 11 have begun from small-to-big club challenges. Although I think on FM12 I will be taking advantage of the add-remove leagues thing to do a journeyman properly - my FM11 attempt petered out, probably due to the silly rules I imposed on myself.

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    I've had to go back to FM10. Simply as I've got a new laptop, but I've managed to get my FM11 disc stuck in my old laptop No point in buying a new one for a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
    You can't play a game like that on your own?
    What SnakeXe said.

    Plus I have no idea how to set up a ddt file!

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    Just had my 'Arsenal' moment. Lost 5-2 to F.C Porto for my biggest defeat in 12 years and the end of my 61 match unbeaten league run. Do I abandon my Portugual-only principles or continue?

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    Wouldn't describe that as an 'Arsenal moment' - they reached a nadir after years of gradual decline and a few months of steady decline. Sounds like you just had one bad match!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    I've had to go back to FM10. Simply as I've got a new laptop, but I've managed to get my FM11 disc stuck in my old laptop No point in buying a new one for a month.
    That's what sledgehammers are for! Just don't whack the side with the DVD in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Wouldn't describe that as an 'Arsenal moment' - they reached a nadir after years of gradual decline and a few months of steady decline. Sounds like you just had one bad match!
    Then I lost to Schalke. Damn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
    That's what sledgehammers are for! Just don't whack the side with the DVD in it
    I'll continue to play FM11 on the old one I guess

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    Can't you download from Steam without the disc?

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    Yeah if he activates it on Steam on the old one, then he'll just be able to download it on the new.

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    Wait, so how do you do that?

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    I think it's quite simple:

    1. Open Steam.
    2. On the menu bar, go Games > Activate a product on Steam.
    3. Enter your CD key.

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    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...96/B-team.html

    Don't know if any of you guys have seen this but it's good to see that we're not the only recluses around here! He's around 27-28 I think so he'd of been playing the Champ Manager which then went on to what we now know as Football Manager (not the carp that is Champ Manager now! ).

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    That's a great spot

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    New computer coming next week! \o/

    I'll finally have a bit more power to work with for FM purposes. Could totally change the game for me.

    I'm getting an Intel i5 Quad core 3.3GHz with 8GB RAM.

    Will I be able to pile on the leagues with that or what!

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    You should notice a big difference with that, although half the RAM won't get used unless you've got some other memory intensive stuff running at the time.

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    dafuge I max 4GB a lot of the time and will be upgrading to 8GB any time soon. As people want more multitasking it will be needed.

    Crouchy that sounds awesome, it should run anything with the right GPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamers View Post
    dafuge I max 4GB a lot of the time and will be upgrading to 8GB any time soon.
    Is that just through FM, or other stuff as well?

    FM only seems to use about 3GB for me, although I have 8. Maybe it is because I don't load too many leagues/players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raware View Post
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...96/B-team.html

    Don't know if any of you guys have seen this but it's good to see that we're not the only recluses around here! He's around 27-28 I think so he'd of been playing the Champ Manager which then went on to what we now know as Football Manager (not the carp that is Champ Manager now! ).
    He's only five months older than me, so it's good to know I won't have too much longer to wait before I get my big break as a musician and actor

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    You should notice a big difference with that, although half the RAM won't get used unless you've got some other memory intensive stuff running at the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flamers View Post
    dafuge I max 4GB a lot of the time and will be upgrading to 8GB any time soon. As people want more multitasking it will be needed.
    The RAM was fairly cheap. I was just going to get 4GB but it didn't cost much more to double it so I figured it wouldn't hurt.

    Plus, I do multitask a lot. I guess the RAM will help out with that and I can have plenty on the go at once.

    I seem to recall reading somewhere that FM only uses 4GB max anyway. Not sure if that's true though.

    Crouchy that sounds awesome, it should run anything with the right GPU
    Well, you can tell if I got a decent GPU then! I ended up getting an Nvidia Geforce GTS450 (1GB). Hopefully it's a half decent card.

    From what I read, it's kind of mid-range. Not an extreme gaming card, or anything like that, but a little better than a low end card. Maybe a card for casual gamers?

    Anyway, I read a review of the card which suggested that it will run really well for stuff like FM and The Sims. My wife plays the latter, so she'll be pleased, and I might end up giving 3D a go on FM12 after years of dedication to the dots!

    To be honest, the only games I really play are FM and Minecraft anyway! Do you reckon I'll be able to run Minecraft on max settings? Hopefully, I'll be able to load a ton of leagues on FM too!

    I'm really looking forward to getting my new computer anyway. I have a feeling it might renew my love of FM because it'll speed things up considerably for me and perhaps make it almost feel like a brand new game!

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    Playing FM on a new computer is awesome, it makes you wonder how you managed before with all the loading times

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Playing FM on a new computer is awesome, it makes you wonder how you managed before with all the loading times
    Yeah and imagine how incredible it will be for me Dafuge!

    I've been stuck on this old laptop for too long. Just the thought that I could, for example, double or treble the amount of leagues I load is fantastic!

    I'll probably be amazed by the difference. It really could improve FM to an amazing degree for me.

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    Crouchy yes even you are going to give 3D a try.

    You're going to need the 8GB ram, I think FM will go 64 bit in a couple years at the latest. Or at least till you get a new computer after you're done with this one I'm quite sure about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    Crouchy yes even you are going to give 3D a try.
    I anticipate that I won't totally give up with the dots though.

    I think what I'll probably end up doing is watching highlights on 2D Classic and then switching to 3D for replays of goals!

    You're going to need the 8GB ram, I think FM will go 64 bit in a couple years at the latest. Or at least till you get a new computer after you're done with this one I'm quite sure about that.
    Well, I'm glad I got it then. I'm hoping this computer will be 'future proof' for quite a while, so that's why I went for the RAM overkill.

    I hope the graphics card will do the job too! Although I suppose I can always upgrade it easily enough in the future.

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    I'll never play with 3D.

    It could have the latest Fifa engine and I still wouldn't use it!

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    Good news Crouchy on the new PC. Getting mine completely sparked a revival in interest for me in FM! I anticipate it'll be similar to you. One word of warning though...switch from the dots and I will never speak to you again

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Good news Crouchy on the new PC. Getting mine completely sparked a revival in interest for me in FM! I anticipate it'll be similar to you. One word of warning though...switch from the dots and I will never speak to you again
    Yes, I think it'll be the same for me Iacovone. I can see myself getting really into the game again thanks to the power of a decent PC at last!

    Don't worry though, I'll remain faithful to the dots, mainly because I still feel it's the best way to watch a game from the point of view of a tactical manager. For the tactical coach, like myself, it's still the superior method to watch and analyse your choices, in my opinion. Seriously though, I always feel better able to tell what my team can improve upon, and to analyse games, using the 2D Classic mode.

    But I think having the ability to use 3D will lead to me watching goal replays in 3D. Pretty sure you can do that, can't you? Set the replay camera to 3D but still watch in 2D Classic?

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    You are correct - you can set replays to be 3D (a nice touch). I actually have that setting myself.

    As for 2D and tactical analysis - I'm inclined to agree with you. I wouldn't know though, being so utterly hapless at the tactical side of the game

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    Also a question for those still awake:

    When you update your thread and add hyperlinks to images what is the quickest method? (I can't believe I just asked this given how long I've been on the forums...!)

    My method (which I think is the fastest goes like this:

    Get URL for my image.
    Click the globe and chain icon.
    Paste URL link.
    Press OK.
    Then find the text between the [ url] and [/ url] tags and edit to what I want it to say.

    Is there a faster way? I seem to remember a while back that the hyperlink icon would let you paste the URL and then ask what you wanted the link to be called?! Where did that go?

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    STOP! Before anyone berates me for being an absolute cretin (for almost 5 years) I've just read the forum guidlines and worked it out. I CANNOT BELIEVE I've not done this sooner! New posts will take half the time in future. Hooray!

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    Welcome to the cutting edge of forumming, iacovone

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Welcome to the cutting edge of forumming, iacovone
    Thanks!

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    well my games playing is going to get alot slower, as will only have nights to play this i start a new job in the morning.

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    Ooh. My new laptop is making me swoon a little. From 1/2 a star performance, up to 2.5 stars with exactly the same setup
    Last edited by Deisler26; 05-09-2011 at 17:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Ooh. My new laptop is making me swoon a little. From 1/2 a star performance, up to 2.5 stars with exactly the same setup
    I hope the same happens to me when my new desktop arrives.

    From my poor old laptop to a quad core 3.3GHz and 8GB RAM. :drools:

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    I hope the same happens to me when my new desktop arrives.

    From my poor old laptop to a quad core 3.3GHz and 8GB RAM. :drools:
    Well, mine is a quad-core 2.8ghz and 6GB. And I have 23 leagues running

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Well, mine is a quad-core 2.8ghz and 6GB. And I have 23 leagues running
    Crouchy drools once more

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    All this computer talk is making me drool.

    You all got new desktops right? I'm still debating between desktop and laptop...the only problem I have is not price but a lack of space.

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    Hollow out your wardrobe rancer. Convert your clothes to curtains and bed sheets, thereby doubling up as both insulation/shelter and actual clothes! Plus with a desktop in your wardrobe, you'll seem like the cool fashionista at University to anyone fortunate to drop in at Casa di Rancer

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    lol desktop all the way, one comment from me

    i7 + 12GB of ram

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    All this computer talk is making me drool.

    You all got new desktops right? I'm still debating between desktop and laptop...the only problem I have is not price but a lack of space.
    Nope, mine's a laptop

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    Is this the geek version of comparing **** size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Is this the geek version of comparing **** size?
    Very much so.

    What's the golf version, driving length? I can see it now, a steamy post-round group shower all comparing length...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Very much so.

    What's the golf version, driving length? I can see it now, a steamy post-round group shower all comparing length...
    Showing each other, their club heads...

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    It's all a substitute for sticking it in the hole ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackripper View Post
    the remove/add leagues has changed my mind. Depending on how it affects the slightly slower pcs.
    Remove/add leagues is a bit plus in my mind. I always like to start with Sunday League rep (closer to RL ), so being able to start in low-rep leagues like Indonesia or Northern Ireland, gain some success there (har!) and then add in bigger leagues in a career progression appeals to me.

    I'm also hoping for good things from the "tone" addition to team talks. Finally I can give that player who's "looking complacent" the hair dryer treatment, but also tell the "playing nervously" guys to just chill out, dude.

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    I've been discussing this forum in various other places and I'm keen to hear people's opinions on the format this forum seems to have taken.

    At first glance at the front page, this forum looks no different to the FM Stories forum. It looks like it is just a load of story threads on people's careers, which isn't really what it is supposed to be about. The main thing that is supposed to distinguish us from FMS is the element of discussion that goes on in our threads and I think one thing we are perhaps missing out on are the spontaneous threads discussing elements of management.

    Are people aware that they are allowed to start threads in this forum that are not just for their career? Would people like to see more of them?

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    I think the format of this forum was never going to be very different to the FMS forum. However, the emphasis here has always been away from the narrative side of things towards sharing our 'non-fictional' FM careers (non-fictional in the sense that we are sharing what is actually happening on our saves).

    Personally, I do think it would be good to have more threads where everyone can share more discussion about their careers. Almost a bit more like GD but specifically with discussion about careers in mind. Perhaps most users don't really realise that they could start 'GD-like' threads here. To be honest, it didn't really occur to me to start that kind of thread. I think it would be good though if we could have more polls, more discussions on making career decisions, more discussions on how we play out our careers and so on and so forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    I think the format of this forum was never going to be very different to the FMS forum. However, the emphasis here has always been away from the narrative side of things towards sharing our 'non-fictional' FM careers (non-fictional in the sense that we are sharing what is actually happening on our saves).

    Personally, I do think it would be good to have more threads where everyone can share more discussion about their careers. Almost a bit more like GD but specifically with discussion about careers in mind. Perhaps most users don't really realise that they could start 'GD-like' threads here. To be honest, it didn't really occur to me to start that kind of thread. I think it would be good though if we could have more polls, more discussions on making career decisions, more discussions on how we play out our careers and so on and so forth.
    I think everyone has just assumed that this forum would follow the format of FMS, which is why random threads have just never happened. I can't remember ever closing a thread because it was in the wrong section!

    Those are exactly the sorts of things I was thinking of, to make this more of a discussion forum as well as an updates forum.

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    Personally always thought it was for threads about individuals careers. Never knew/thought we could open general discussion threads here tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Personally always thought it was for threads about individuals careers. Never knew/thought we could open general discussion threads here tbh
    We've never really had any rules, so this is just the way that people have decided to use this forum. I'm just wondering whether people would actually like to see career related general discussion threads in here.

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    Most stuff that you would make a thread for in GD is discussed in here - certainly if I wanted to raise something, this thread is where I'd do it.

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    I would like that a lot at the moment I do not have a career thread that I want to post on here but I do like discussing my current career and discussing other peoples. We have quite a few knowledgeable posters in here that know a lot about different aspects of a career and FM in general. Would make perfect sense to be able to open discussion threads.

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    When I campaigned for this forum I did initially want it for people to log their careers as there wasn't anywhere really to do that before. FMS has strict rules and so does LLM, rules which a lot of people don't adhere to in their saves. Plus, the team threads in which people can post their career (for example; the Man Utd thread), individual careers tend to become 'lost' amongst everyone elses Man Utd career. I actually didn't think about dafuges suggestion of having spontaneous threads discussing elements of management but I think that is something that I would certainly like to see. The Careers Forum (FMCU) has it's own little community and I for one prefer discussing FM with the members who frequent in here rather than the, erm, shall we say stereotypical posters in GD . I think it would be nice to see discussion threads popping up .

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