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    Default Bought the Russian version, can't get it in English.

    I'm English and live in Moscow. I've played every FM religiously since 2005, and I had been looking forward to FM12 for ages. I went to the shop on release day after work and bought it for 1000RUR (£20). When I got it home and installed it I found that it was all in Russian with no option to change the language. Not to be put off I went onto another forum and asked someone to upload a copy of the english language file from their game, which they did. No joy there either, even though I put it in the folder with the Russian language file it still didn't come up on preferences.

    Basically, I have two questions:
    1. Is there any way at all to get the Russian version to run in English?
    2. If not, then why not? I mean, it must have taken some effort to reprogram something within the game so that the language file doesn't show up as an option even when placed in the correct folder. Is there a good reason for this?

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    1. No
    2. I guess it's a consequence of the Russian version being the most commonly hacked game so having a restricted language devalues it.

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    So essentially I have to buy the game again if I want to play it. Fantastic.

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    It is always worth trying to contact one of the guys at SI or Sega to see if they are willing &/or able to help you out. Worst they can do is say no.

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    The Russian language version can't be used with any other language files I regret to say, there is good reason for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barside View Post
    1. No
    2. I guess it's a consequence of the Russian version being the most commonly hacked game so having a restricted language devalues it.
    SI, please comment on item No. 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriss View Post
    The Russian language version can't be used with any other language files I regret to say, there is good reason for this.
    I can think of more than one reason, which one is it? Pleased to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trentonchase View Post
    I'm English and live in Moscow. I've played every FM religiously since 2005, and I had been looking forward to FM12 for ages. I went to the shop on release day after work and bought it for 1000RUR (£20). When I got it home and installed it I found that it was all in Russian with no option to change the language. Not to be put off I went onto another forum and asked someone to upload a copy of the english language file from their game, which they did. No joy there either, even though I put it in the folder with the Russian language file it still didn't come up on preferences.

    Basically, I have two questions:
    1. Is there any way at all to get the Russian version to run in English?
    2. If not, then why not? I mean, it must have taken some effort to reprogram something within the game so that the language file doesn't show up as an option even when placed in the correct folder. Is there a good reason for this?
    You can purchase/download English version via Steam for about £18. I'm afraid there is no other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krondor View Post
    You can purchase/download English version via Steam for about £18. I'm afraid there is no other way.
    It's £30 via Steam. Why try to soften the blow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barside View Post
    It is always worth trying to contact one of the guys at SI or Sega to see if they are willing &/or able to help you out. Worst they can do is say no.
    Good idea. How do I go about contacting them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trentonchase View Post
    Good idea. How do I go about contacting them?
    http://community.sigames.com/forumdi...es-and-Crashes

    I think this might be your best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomasmc135 View Post
    It's £30 via Steam. Why try to soften the blow?
    It's £18 for Russia. Secret de Polichinelle

    You can't imagine how furious Russians were after purchasing Steam version for £18 with No Russian language, while local retail price is about £10 with no other languages but Russian. It's a big mess with poor marketing strategy and product misinformation by SEGA and local publisher 1C-SoftClub that nobody wants to talk about. Also localised version has very annoying bugs due to lack of Quality Control. I don't know how publishers can sleep after this
    Last edited by Krondor; 28-10-2011 at 22:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krondor View Post
    It's £18 for Russia. Secret de Polichinelle

    You can't imagine how furious Russians were after purchasing Steam version for £18 with No Russian language, while local retail price is about £10 with no other languages but Russian. It's a big mess with poor marketing strategy and product misinformation by SEGA and local publisher 1C-SoftClub that nobody wants to talk about. Also localised version has very annoying bugs due to lack of Quality Control. I don't know how publishers can sleep after this
    obviously for sega it was actually marketing genius. and not poor think of the money they will now save if the hacking thing is true.

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    If you live in Moscow you should learn Russian. Don't be so Tevezian.. :-)

    On a serious not, I am sorry you cannot play the game in English.

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    I do speak Russian. But there's a difference between speaking it in everyday situations, and playing a text-heavy simulator which requires a lot of micromanagement. It seems too much like work when it's in Russian, and I can't be arsed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trentonchase View Post
    I do speak Russian. But there's a difference between speaking it in everyday situations, and playing a text-heavy simulator which requires a lot of micromanagement. It seems too much like work when it's in Russian, and I can't be arsed.
    I agree. I am trying to learn Spanish by playing the game in Spanish but the biggest annoyance when changing language is that the attributes "move" on the player profile because they are in alphabetical order.

    After playing FM for many years, I am used to how a striker should look and a central defender. In a different language this is usually revamped completely and totally confusing.

    Acutally, it would be a nice feature to be able to choose to keep the attributes as they are in English when changing language and maybe not to difficult to incorporate in the game programming-wise.

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    Thanx to forums, i`ve bought through steam to get English version.
    Can`t play FM/CM in Russian language

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