Football Manager 2011 Demo FAQ
First things first, where can I download the FM 2011 Demo?
We have three ways of downloading the demo this year, all of which can be found via this link below:
There is a direct download, you can download via Steam or you can download via a Torrent. Details on how to use torrents can be found below.
How to use a Torrent:
Find a torrent program that will suit your needs, the most common clients are Utorrent, Deluge, Vuze and BitTorrent. There are plenty of other clients available as well.
Follow the instructions on downloading and installing your chosen client. Download the torrent via the link provided.
Usually, the web browser's file download manager will ask what to do with this file. You want to open the file with your torrent program.
If it doesn't open that way, just save the .torrent file to an easy to locate place. Then open your torrent client and use the "Open Torrent" feature (Most torrent clients support click & drag).
The download will start automatically. You may now go and do something to pass the time, because torrents do not require your attention and will download in the background.
What’s the difference between the Strawberry and Vanilla Demos?
The Strawberry demo contains all the sounds, player pictures and logos within the game. Because of this additional content the file is larger and will take longer to download. The Vanilla demo is a stripped down version of the game, which runs exactly the same but is just a smaller download file.
I’ve gone to start up my game, but ‘Start New Game’ is greyed out – why is this?
Included in the demo are the Quick Starts only, so to start the game click the Quick Start and choose the league which you wish to play. Bear in mind the available leagues will depend on what region demo you have downloaded.
What are the minimum specs for running the Football Manager 2011 demo on my system?
OS - Windows XP/Vista/Windows7
Processor - XP - 1.4ghz or faster Vista/W7 - 2.0hgz or faster
Memory - XP-512MB Ram, Vista/W7 - 1GB Ram
Video Card - 128MB minimum. Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 or greater; Intel 82915G/82910GL or greater.
Earlier cards may only display 2D Match Viewer Mode and are not supported.
Intel Processor, OS X 10.5, NVidia Geforce 7300 GT or greater
Please note, if you system doesn't meet the requirements, the game may work, but we/SEGA do not offer support on these machines. We suggest people who aren't certain if it'll work do indeed try the demo first before buying the game.
What leagues can I run via the Demo?
In the demo you can only run 'quick start' games, which only run one league and a small database.
The demos include the following:
England and Scotland quickstarts
All Euro Languages
England, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, Chile quickstarts
How do I install the FM 2011 Demo?
After downloading the demo you will have to open the file to begin the installing process. This can be done by double-clicking on the downloaded icon. Once this is done, just follow the simple on-screen steps to install the game. Once installed a shortcut should appear on your desktop. Just double-click this to run the game.