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    Default Football Manager 2009 patch download details (was authentication and update)

    The authentication servers are now live for PC users.

    We highly advise people to authenticate through the STEAM platform, as with STEAM installed you will get automatic updates, the first of which is already uploaded and ready to go via STEAM.

    Updates for non-STEAM platforms, for those who choose to authenticate through Uniloc online, or via telephone, will be available in the next few hours, and links will be posted here. The torrent file will come next, followed by direct downloads, and this thread will be updated.

    FM 2009 v9.1.0 PC Patch

    Torrent - http://torrent.sigames.com:7000/torr...A95F0734165615

    Download 1 - http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=57496 (5 mirrors - with huge thanks to our friends at http://worthplaying.com!)

    Download 2 - http://www.lespacio.com/fm2009.php (with thanks to Jez @ Laspacio http://www.lespacio.com)

    Download 3 - http://www.bdgamers.net/2008/11/14/f...d-patched.html(with thanks to Rajiv at bdgamers.net)

    Download 4 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PNWKHFD3

    If you wish to mirror the update, feel free, but please email the mirror information to blogs@sigames.com, NOT on this thread, so that we can verify and update this thread with that info.

    For a changelist for the update, please go to http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=60956

    Please note that whilst the update will allow many people with below minimum spec machines / graphics cards who had problems with the demo to get the game up and running, some below-spec graphics cards may require the DirectX 9.0 SDK is installed to run the game. This can be downloaded from the following url: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5493F76A-6D37-478D-BA17-28B1CCA4865A&displaylang=en

    We have been unable to test this on every graphics card on the market as, well, we don't have all of them, but this should fix the problem for the majority of those with below spec machines. If we find some that are still not up and running, we will look into these issues in the coming weeks.

    Please also note that for those who want to get the demo up and running on their below minimum spec machines before purchasing, we are still planning on releasing a compatability patch for the demo, and this will follow in the coming days. We do not have a firm date for this as yet.

    FM 2009 v9.1.1 Mac Patch

    Torrent - http://torrent.sigames.com:7000/torr...CE6AF9AD40263B

    Download 1 - http://www.lespacio.com/fm2009.php (with thanks to Jez @ Laspacio http://www.lespacio.com)

    Please ensure that you choose the correct installation directory when asked - This is generally: /Applications/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2009/

    WSM 2009 v9.1.0 PC Patch

    Torrent - http://torrents.sigames.com:7000/tor...3D5F36089A131E

    Download 1 - http://sega.vo.llnwd.net/o15/u/nov20...9.1.0Patch.exe

    WSM 2009 v9.1.1 Mac Patch

    Torrent - http://torrent.sigames.com:7000/torr...521882CD77CA0A

    Download 1 - http://www.lespacio.com/fm2009.php (with thanks to Jez @ Laspacio http://www.lespacio.com)

    FM 2009 v9.1.0 'Demo Compatability' Patch

    Torrent - http://torrents.sigames.com:7000/tor...65C862D96E9AE1

    Download 1 - http://www.lespacio.com/fm2009.php(with thanks to Jez @ Laspacio http://www.lespacio.com)

    FM 2009 Mac v9.1.1 'Demo Compatbility' Patch

    Torrent - http://torrent.sigames.com:7000/torr...A7C246307C8E9C

    FM 2009 PC v1.1 Editor Patch

    Torrent - http://torrent.sigames.com:7000/torr...BBF6A165BBE056

    FM 2009 Mac v1.1 Editor Patch

    Torrent - http://torrent.sigames.com:7000/torr...3B2AEDDD33229C

    WSM 2009 PC v1.1 Editor Patch

    Torrent - http://torrent.sigames.com:7000/torr...AEB15A4CEB5368

    WSM 2009 Mac v1.1 Editor Patch

    Torrent - http://torrent.sigames.com:7000/torr...BC9172ABD8C04C

    (Added by David - SEGA)

    IMPORTANT ACTIVATION INFORMATION
    When activating your copy of the game. Zero's and O's are virtually identical in appearance on the code itself, so please be careful when you are typing them in.

    If you need any help with this, please go to http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=61131
    Last edited by Paul Dejyothin; 10-12-2008 at 18:22.

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    Cheers alot guys, just done it and playing now. Cheers guys

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    Any chance anyone from SI can get in touch with the Royal Mail about where my order is? I'll drive to wherever it is and get it!

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    How do i activate on steam?

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    Anyone got any idea why my activation key isnt working on steam OR unilock?

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    why key isnt working on steam

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    When activating your copy of the game. Zero's and O's are virtually identical in appearance on the code itself.

    For guidance, please check here for a visual of the font - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/...f04d50ffdb.jpg

    If you are still having trouble, I'm afraid it's a case of trial and error.

    Apologies and hope you don't have too many Zero's (O's) in your code.

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    I don't think you can activate on Steam until the game is unlocked. The Australian region is still locked, and it's post 6am EDT

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    Same here....my key doesnt work....says invalid, and ive done it every way possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by FelixG View Post
    Anyone got any idea why my activation key isnt working on steam OR unilock?
    if it has a zero in the code and is not working try an "O" (letter) just in case? (or the other way round, obviously)

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    no its not the o and 0s

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    Nope, not activated on Steam for me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David - SEGA View Post
    When activating your copy of the game. Zero's and O's are virtually identical in appearance on the code itself.

    For guidance, please check here for a visual of the font - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/...f04d50ffdb.jpg

    If you are still having trouble, I'm afraid it's a case of trial and error.

    Apologies and hope you don't have too many Zero's (O's) in your code.
    thanks for that!

    although...i dont have any zeros in my code!

    (EDIT) I was mistaking a 1 for an I

    sorted now!

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    still says unreleased and pre loaded ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by David - SEGA View Post
    When activating your copy of the game. Zero's and O's are virtually identical in appearance on the code itself.

    For guidance, please check here for a visual of the font - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/...f04d50ffdb.jpg

    If you are still having trouble, I'm afraid it's a case of trial and error.

    Apologies and hope you don't have too many Zero's (O's) in your code.
    Would've made more sense to just have 0's and no O's ;)
    Still, good to see that activation is ready so early. The SEGA announcement made it seem more like they'd be activated at around 10pm or 11pm.

    Also, wish I ordered off Steam Instead, I went for the cheap option of The Hut and now probably won't get it until Monday. Bah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles Jacobson View Post
    Mac users - it has not been possible to get the Mac update through our and SEGA's QA department in time for release tonight. We still plan to release this at some point tomorrow (Friday), and will update when we have more information.
    Well, that's a bit disappointing. Though not surprising considering it probably required testing by the same people who failed to notice the Mac right click bug I (and many others) found within like, 5 minutes of playing the game..

    Guess I'll be playing it when I get home tomorrow.

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    Seriously, why use both Zero's and O's!?!?! Absolutley ridiculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkest.hour2004 View Post
    Would've made more sense to just have 0's and no O's ;)
    Still, good to see that activation is ready so early. The SEGA announcement made it seem more like they'd be activated at around 10pm or 11pm.

    Also, wish I ordered off Steam Instead, I went for the cheap option of The Hut and now probably won't get it until Monday. Bah.
    It doesnt matter mate cause steam are not letting anyone activate it

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    Still saying "unreleased" on Steam with no mention of a key code. I suppose the delay could be while Steam upload the patch. Also no mention on Steam of how to get the manual!

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    So I guess soonish Steam users will be able to play too ?

    Since authentication for normal pc users has started it would only be fair to start for Steam buyers too ;)

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    Why does the counter still say that there's another 1 day and 2 hrs left to unlock? I'm from Malaysia and I bought it via Steam.

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    having same problem, neither Unilock nor Steam accept my code, and I've tried reversing the 0s and Os as well as proof reading it about 5 times....

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    All activated and steam is currently updating with the patch!!!!!!!

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    How can people play it now? Mine stills says - 'pre-loaded, unreleased'. Where do you get the activation code from? Not really used steam much before so it all seems abit confusing!

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    yeah steam still shows preloaded but unreleased for me as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_88 View Post
    How can people play it now? Mine stills says - 'pre-loaded, unreleased'. Where do you get the activation code from? Not really used steam much before so it all seems abit confusing!
    I brought the boxed game from game pre-order!!

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    I think it's because Steam is region coded. Maybe because the release seems staggered? As far as I know UK region gets unlocked at midnight, but Australians get it at 6 am (5 hours earlier), so we don't lose a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    I brought the boxed game from game pre-order!!
    same here but mine wont activate

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    Quote Originally Posted by FelixG View Post
    thanks for that!

    although...i dont have any zeros in my code!

    (EDIT) I was mistaking a 1 for an I

    sorted now!
    I had an I followed by two 1's so I was able to just about notice the difference. It looks to me like the I is perfectly vertical and the 1's are slightly slanted. Not sure if it's just the way it's printed as a few of the other numbers look slightly wonky.

    Good time for activation though, just as Hollyoaks has finished, booya!

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    Cool, i done it through Uniloc online. I seem to have missed the first update as i didnt do it through Steam. Hurry with the update for teh non steam users

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    ok...one question...i am at 70% pre load...from where do i get the key?

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    going to get this tomorrow thanks si just hope it works with my graphics card don't wont to wait intill the demo to see

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    Steam still doesn't work. Big surprise...

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    Why won't it activate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish30018260 View Post
    same here but mine wont activate
    Do you have zero's or o's in you activation code??

    If so try them the other way round!

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    how can i do it through Uniloc online my disc install takes me to steam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Do you have zero's or o's in you activation code??

    If so try them the other way round!
    i have mate steam just isnt working

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    How long does the patch take to download?

    Oh and i may be thick but where do i download the patch, im NOT using steam

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    STEAM USERSSSSSSSS....WHERE DID YOU GET THE KEY FROM?cause i am at 75% pre load now, and i have no key

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    Mine has too many 0's or o's in the code.

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    So because ive got so many 0's and zero's in my code im going to have to try every combination possible? Idiots!!

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    is it recommended that everyone update their copy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish30018260 View Post
    i have mate steam just isnt working
    Keep trying, i'm sure it will work soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin_Ng View Post
    Why does the counter still say that there's another 1 day and 2 hrs left to unlock? I'm from Malaysia and I bought it via Steam.
    same here, in Portugal

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    Is there a link for a "normal" patch download or is it just through steam?

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    What the hell is going on? My 0's and O's I have 2 and I tried all possibilities and it still says invalid. I like this new system but the serial printing is absolutely bull crap.

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    STEAM as a retailer have been a good retailer, and are sticking to the original release dates, as are most retail outlets. So at the time when STEAM are meant to be selling the game, they will be.

    There is absolutely nothing that I can do about this as it's completely out of my hands, and I have been told that that decision will not be changed.

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    Please say it is working ok

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    The links for the patch are coming later on. Right now it's only on Steam.

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    did the key came from the SI Activator file?from the downlaoded directory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_man View Post
    How long does the patch take to download?
    Steam is updating my game with the patch as we speak. Its 81% complete, and has been updating for 5-10 minutes!

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    Ok, so those who bought a hard copy can activate it with steam and play now but I bought directly from Steam and can't? Not happy.

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    SI thank you so much for doing it a little bit earlier, i can play now for a few hours before bed time.

    Steam gave me some warning about not being able to activate yet, then it said congrats its activated, and now its installing.

    Strange but true.

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    Should i have a product code after i purchased through steam???

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    Umm, where is the activation code for the Steam-users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish30018260 View Post
    how can i do it through Uniloc online my disc install takes me to steam
    When you first put the disc in the drive and it asks how you want to install, choose Uniloc (the bottom option).

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    why cant we activate SI
    Last edited by KOP; 13-11-2008 at 19:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles Jacobson View Post
    STEAM as a retailer have been a good retailer, and are sticking to the original release dates, as are most retail outlets. So at the time when STEAM are meant to be selling the game, they will be.

    There is absolutely nothing that I can do about this as it's completely out of my hands, and I have been told that that decision will not be changed.
    This is a really ******** excuse as there have been some people who are able to activate their game via steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ritchie View Post
    The links for the patch are coming later on. Right now it's only on Steam.
    Later on as in? Why does every non-steam user have to wait?

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    Finally managed to do it myself, but having to work out the different combinations and trying them, is just bloody stupid. If you do this system next year SI.....Hint.... Dont use both Zeros and 0's

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    Thanks SI, although I was kinda hoping you would wait until tomorrow due to me having a Geography exam tomorrow No revision for me then it seems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles Jacobson View Post
    STEAM as a retailer have been a good retailer, and are sticking to the original release dates, as are most retail outlets. So at the time when STEAM are meant to be selling the game, they will be.

    There is absolutely nothing that I can do about this as it's completely out of my hands, and I have been told that that decision will not be changed.
    I am confused - what do you mean? I'm in Australia and it says unlock in 1 day, 1 hour.

    It's Nov 14th here, and nearly midnight in the UK(?) - what does this mean, that they are allowing the unlock in American time? Does this mean the 1 day, 1 hour unlock will stand and cannot be changed?

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    So basically don't buy from Steam now expecting to play the game as soon as it's downloaded-you still have to wait until midnight

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    IMPORTANT - IT HAS TO BE IN LOWER CASE

    I just tried in capitals and it didn't install, in lower case and it went through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOP View Post
    .............w@nkers
    Whats the point in this comment??

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    yay after 10 minutes fiddling with the 0's and the o's I got it to activate. Miles anything we can do about this problem for fm club or do we have to fiddle around with the code again for that?

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    I installed mine using capitals and it worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOP View Post
    .............w@nkers
    Huh? Who's that aimed at?

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    Great, I have to wait until midnight because I bought it digitally with Steam but non-Steam users can activate it with Steam and play now? I have to go to work tomorrow, bloody typical.

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    Exclamation help!

    just got my 2009 copy from the store but can't seem to activate. Whole bloody code is full of what might be 1's i's 7's or t's and also 0's and O's. Think I tried all possible combinations but can't seem to get it right! frustrating! Code is bloody unreadeble!

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    If I use steam to authenticate my game, can I then un-click stream? As in then if I was to install it on my work computer tomorrow could I use uniloc? I just don't want it connecting to the internet via steam everytime I load it up, I'd rather do updates manually, but fancy using stream this one time just so I can get the update/patch now!

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    Ahhh these 0 and o are pathetic!

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    What is your unlock time? Midnight UK time is in about 4 and a half hours; but the unlock says 1 day

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    You cannot activate it until tomorrow.

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    For us who have pre-ordered it at Steam, where is our activation code? I haven't got any...

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    What a ****ing joke...

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    This is absolute crap, well done Steam. You pay extra for the privilege of getting the game early through Steam in comparison to the on-line stores where I could have got it nearly 10 cheaper. You for-go receiving a manual, boxed edition and hard copy (so god knows why it costs more) and then when the game is available Steam still tells me the game isn't released so I can't play it yet, when quite clearly people are doing so already and it has been preloaded.

    Nice way to annoy your loyal customers isn't it?

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    wait till 2morrow then try after the authenticication thing is up

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    what do you mean everybody is activating right now arn't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldywaldy View Post
    what do you mean everybody is activating right now arn't they?
    No, nobody can activate it until tomorrow.

    EDIT: Or maybe not.

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    why is it now saying 1 day and one hour whereas this morning it was 17 hours? does this mean having pre-ordered etc I must now wait an extra day because I went through stream?

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    So basically it would have been cheaper and easier to buy from the shops, then upload onto steam. Theres no real advantage to buying on steam, because they add extra tax onto it when you buy on there too. The Steam system does seem cool though when it does work properly, the way it pre-loads and automatically updates etc.

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    wel this sucks , i am an fm player for years, who recently moved to the states , hence the reason i ordered the bloody game ON PRE ORDER OFF OF steam because of the delayed release in america , now only to be told that i have to wait for the 17th November to play , well thx very much si and this will be the last fm i ever buy!

    Surley those who buy online anywhere in the world should be able to play as the same time as those who buy online in the uk , as it has nothing to do with shipping the game to distributors in different countries, ridiculous!

    ESPECIALLY AS my brother who lives in england already has it in his possesion from a pre order in the UK , a full day before release!!!

    Martin

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    whats the problem with steam

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    No, nobody can activate it until tomorrow.
    You can do it now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkest.hour2004 View Post
    Huh? Who's that aimed at?
    Thikn he was refering to spurs last night, when they smoked Liverpool

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    Im activated and just waiting for the patch

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    I believe some people have already manage to activate their game through steam. The problem is with steam, not the activation server

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift89 View Post
    You can do it now!!
    Yeah, that was posted in another thread and it was moved to this thread which I never looked at until now.

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    Great news, is there any data updates in the patch Harry Redknapp etc?

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    I think we all need to take a deep breath and calm down. I too am waiting for the game to be unlocked but hey, what can you do? Im sure were not going to top ourselves if we have to wait a few more hours.......are we?

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    i's 1's and t's all look similar - took me a few attempts to suss it out

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    Sorry if I'm being thick, trying to digest the changelist.

    The patch is only on steam right now and a direct download will follow later????????

    Fantastic work getting a release day patch. Full marks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin_Ng View Post
    This is a really ******** excuse as there have been some people who are able to activate their game via steam.
    The people who are able to authenticate their game via STEAM are people who bought the game from unscrupulous retailers who sold the game early.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolai87 View Post
    Later on as in? Why does every non-steam user have to wait?
    We've been very clear at every step that people who authenticate through STEAM will get the updates first. The reason is simple - their servers are very fast to upload to, whereas others are slower!

    Quote Originally Posted by dudester View Post
    yay after 10 minutes fiddling with the 0's and the o's I got it to activate. Miles anything we can do about this problem for fm club or do we have to fiddle around with the code again for that?
    Remember what you typed (that's what I did)!

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    Done at last!

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    Not me i cant it says this game unlocks in 4 days and 10 hours ! nice !

    not happy!

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    ive got no 0 and no 1's but yet my code wont activate because it is apparently invalid. what a fukn jib.

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    Miles, with this year's version having IGA, can't you guys be providing faster servers for a certain amount of time to allow fast and easy distribution of patches?

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    cant get it to accept my key - have 2 o's in my code - stupid idea to have both a 0 and a o in the code - who thought of that idea should be shot

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    why steam is not going to release it on midnight!? this is UNFAIR, isnt it?

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