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    I cant find the Fm09 editor?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    That's very unusual and this is the source of your problem.

    I'm not sure why it would 'vanish'. Do you have anti virus installed and running? Might be worth disabling it while you do this to see if it's actually deleting the exe for some reason.



    Hmmm - I'm on the work computer which probably has some restrictions on what you can and can't download. However, I've tried installing it from the disk (which ought to be OK as I'm not downloading anything) and I still don't have an 'fm.exe.' file.

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    Alright folks, new here so take it easy.

    Bought the game on Friday...still can't get it installed. Firstly, the laptop I use to play FM has got an internet connection yet. Installed it there, rang to activate the game, said that it was complete but when I tried to load the game it just brought me back to the same activaton screen.

    I then tried installing it on my da's laptop but he got a bit defensive about using his work computer for games so had to uninstall. I want it on my old laptop but is there any way to install it without the internet or without ringing through to that unbelievably annoying automated machine?

    I have the game 5 days now and still havn't got a sniff out of yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Duffy View Post
    IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ONE OF THESE ISSUES – PLEASE READ

    When I try to activate, it says I'm not connected to the internet / other activation problems
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    Error: You are receiving the Error ‘Product Key already Active’ message
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    I’m receiving the Error [-10] what can I do?
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    You are receiving a [-703] error:We were unable to process your unlock request. To receive a new key please visit sigames.com
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    You are receiving an Error [-821]
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    Error: You are receiving the Error [-51] / [-52] message
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    You receive the ‘Error: Application was unable to connect to the internet. Please check your connection.

    We have created a small application that should help anybody having trouble activating the game online, successfully activate. Please follow the steps in order and if you do experience problems, please report at which step you encountered the problem and any associated error messages.

    Step 1 – Download the file from http://www.footballmanager.com/fixv2.zip

    Step 2 – Unzip the contents of the archive to your desktop.

    Step 3 – Double click the FM09Fix.exe file. Note the screen shot below.

    Step 4 – Extract the files to a convenient location, pressing Install will place them on the desktop, this is the default behaviour. Two files will be extracted – Launcher.exe and Activator.exe

    Step 5 – Please double click Launcher.exe and you will see a dialog box prompting you for your license key

    Step 6 – Enter your license key into the dialog. Remember – to check your key at http://keycheck.fm2009.softanchorinsight.com

    Step 7 – Press OK - then wait 30-60 seconds and you will receive a second message. If you are successful – the message will read: Activation completed successfully. Please try to run the game

    If you get this message, open the game and run it.

    If the activation fails, the message will read something like: Activation failed with error: -1003. Please make sure you use the correct key and try again.

    The number in this message will help us understand the problem. For example, In this case the number -1003 indicates that your license key is invalid. If the error is -1003 enter your license key into the form at: http://keycheck.fm2009.softanchorinsight.com

    If it is something besides -1003, please send Muzchap or JMordetsky a PM via the www.sigames.com forums and they will do their best to help!
    i got a -1 error what ever that means?

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    SORRY NEIL I HAVEN'T WORKED OUT HOW TO QUOTE
    Okay let's start with the basics:

    DirectX from here:
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_di...f22aca64b8e67/

    The patch can be found here:
    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=60961

    Download and install those and let me know if that's helped.

    Downloaded DirectX and I THINK I downloaded the patch, though at the very end of the download a box opened saying something about an unrecognised publisher?? :S

    I'm gonna give FM 09 another try now, so if it shuts down, I will be back on here in time for a reply I imagine.

    Thanks for the help thus far mate.

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    Still havent found a solution to this problem with the Data Editor anywhere - any help would be appreciated.
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    The application has failed to startbecause its side by side configuration is incorrect. please see the event log application for more detail. "

    NB I am running Vista but unsure if this is just a Vista issue or not. This is a non-steam installation.

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    Neil,

    It shut down on me again
    I am sure that DirectX was installed correctly, however I am not so sure of the fm patchbecause it got to the very end and then the box appeared saying 'unknown publisher' with my only apparent option being to click 'ok'.

    Any ideas from here on in mate?
    Off to France tomorrow, so Its me and you v Time itself. We can go down in History Neil. If you had one shot..would you take it...or just let it slip? I think you better lose yourself in the moment!

    Keep cracking away please!

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    Hi Neil..

    I've come back and found that no patch is available for Mac users, therefore I take it one has not been done!

    Do you know if they are even any closer to releasing one?

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    Oh and I vaguely remember the series of errors, prior to shutdown, being 'parsans XML' or something, if that helps...?

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    The problem most of us are having with "Setting Up Match Screen" box is getting pretty annoying. It seems everybody I've spoken to about it have the required system specs but its still happening? Any chance of a solution or maybe a fix in the next patch?

    Thats the only major problem really which is pretty annoying, but aside from that SI, brilliant game!

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    I haven't got a clue about all this technical stuff so be patient please.

    I bought the game yesterday,installed it and at the end it said, congratulations installation successful.I thought all good so far but as soon as i double click on the fm09 logo to start the game all i get is, fm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.

    Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    I thank you all in advance.

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    Hey lads having preordered the new game a few weeks ago it has arrived late last week. I've been overseas with work so havent had a chance to try it out yet but was going to have a go this evening when I get home from work. I'm kind of worried now. I just came on here to see what type of response the game was getting. Ive loved all fm's and cm's before it and never had any trouble. I'm loading on to a home pc which I dont have the details of but its only 2 years old and wouldnt have any software of note installed on it, whereas my own laptop has a lot of work related software and was hesitant about using it. Is there any advice anyone can give me in advance or is it just pot luck. How long should typical setup take before I can play???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernisto View Post
    SORRY NEIL I HAVEN'T WORKED OUT HOW TO QUOTE
    Okay let's start with the basics:

    DirectX from here:
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_di...f22aca64b8e67/

    The patch can be found here:
    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=60961

    Download and install those and let me know if that's helped.

    Downloaded DirectX and I THINK I downloaded the patch, though at the very end of the download a box opened saying something about an unrecognised publisher?? :S

    I'm gonna give FM 09 another try now, so if it shuts down, I will be back on here in time for a reply I imagine.

    Thanks for the help thus far mate.
    Sounds like you didn't install the patch. What web browser are you using? Can you try a different one to see if you get the same problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick_nc1 View Post
    Still havent found a solution to this problem with the Data Editor anywhere - any help would be appreciated.
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    The application has failed to startbecause its side by side configuration is incorrect. please see the event log application for more detail. "

    NB I am running Vista but unsure if this is just a Vista issue or not. This is a non-steam installation.
    Try installing this:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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    Can someone help me pls. my post is on page 19 !

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    My disc will not read. Is it mentioned somewhere why this could be? I wouldnt mind having the activation problem because at least it would of ment the disc would of loaded. HELP PLEASE

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    Sounds like you didn't install the patch. What web browser are you using? Can you try a different one to see if you get the same problem?

    Yeah I have tried three now choosing to 'run' the patch rather than 'save' it...

    Eeeeerm, Internet Explorer? I don't know what specific type it is though...

    I'm losing grip of my optimism now, and swiftly moving into euphoric rage.

    Still appreciate your effort.

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    Oh and err, having tried three, I get the same out come, very ****ing frustrating

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernisto View Post
    Sounds like you didn't install the patch. What web browser are you using? Can you try a different one to see if you get the same problem?

    Yeah I have tried three now choosing to 'run' the patch rather than 'save' it...

    Eeeeerm, Internet Explorer? I don't know what specific type it is though...

    I'm losing grip of my optimism now, and swiftly moving into euphoric rage.

    Still appreciate your effort.
    Have you tried different links from that page that lists the download?

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    HELP, post on 19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livew1re View Post
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    Evening,

    I am getting the following error message: fm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    The game appeared to install ok and there was no problems with authentication.

    Any ideas?


    i have the EXACT same problem and its starting to annoy me!! cannot play the game at all yet no problems with install or activation!

    anyone got any further advance on this problem?

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    hi i posted a message about editor and you said you were gonna find some files that i may have lost thats preventing me from getting editor did you find the necessary files yet

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    can any one help me i keep gettin -51 error done all the stuff it says to do and still wont work plz help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwrangers View Post
    hi i posted a message about editor and you said you were gonna find some files that i may have lost thats preventing me from getting editor did you find the necessary files yet
    Yes - I posted straight after that with the link - look upwards.

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    Have you tried different links from that page that lists the download?

    Yeah mate, actually tried all of them now. So where does that leave me standing?

    Haha! this is all an utter shambles!

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    Help me please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    What operating system are you running?
    Windows XP

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    Hi Neil,

    Me again. Thanks for getting me up and running. Not sure im in the right thread here so apologies if not, but i literally don't have an option to choose 3D. My graphics card is RADEON 9250, and i've updated my graphics drivers etc - should this work or not?

    is there anything else preventing the 3d option appearing. i've read on other posts from your SI colleagues who have simply answered 'your computer does not support 3d' but that would appear to me quite obvious, i was wondering since you've been so helpful previously, if you could tell me some common specifications that might be my downfall.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernisto View Post
    Have you tried different links from that page that lists the download?

    Yeah mate, actually tried all of them now. So where does that leave me standing?

    Haha! this is all an utter shambles!
    It's an issue with your machine.

    Open Internet Explorer and go to 'Tools'.

    From the pop-up select the 'Security' tab.

    Lower the protection and 'Apply' and try and download again to see if that helps. You may want to do the same for the Privacy tab too.

    Select 'Apply' and 'OK'

    You can revert them back to what they were afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geordieliam83 View Post
    Hi Neil,

    Me again. Thanks for getting me up and running. Not sure im in the right thread here so apologies if not, but i literally don't have an option to choose 3D. My graphics card is RADEON 9250, and i've updated my graphics drivers etc - should this work or not?

    is there anything else preventing the 3d option appearing. i've read on other posts from your SI colleagues who have simply answered 'your computer does not support 3d' but that would appear to me quite obvious, i was wondering since you've been so helpful previously, if you could tell me some common specifications that might be my downfall.

    thanks

    Liam
    Hi Liam,

    You won't be able to run 3D. Your graphics card is below the minimum specifications, so only 2D will be available I'm afraid (ATI 9800 or higher for 3D). Your only option is to upgrade your graphics card.

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    please can someone from SI respond to my post: http://community.sigames.com/showpos...postcount=1858

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    Hi Liam,

    You won't be able to run 3D. Your graphics card is below the minimum specifications, so only 2D will be available I'm afraid (ATI 9800 or higher for 3D). Your only option is to upgrade your graphics card.
    I have a Radeon 9700!!... is that the reason I get the fm.exe encountered problems????... what do I need to update?. Already done the suggested dotnet.fix thingy and no joy!.

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    Hi Neil,

    I appreciate you're extremely busy but any chance you can help a few of us with the, fm.exe has encountered and needs to close problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tottenhamfmo7 View Post
    I installed and activated the game fine.

    have got the patch installed too....

    I can play the game fine, but often when I click to see highlights of one of my matches (in this case a friendly, clicking on the score) the loading football comes but then it just freezes!

    End up having to ctrl+alt+delete and end the fm.exe process!

    I'm running Windows Vista, NVidia GeForce 8400M
    Can you try running the game in Windowed mode to see if that helps.

    You can find this option in the Preferences screen in the Display & Sound section.

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    Hi I'm still getting Error -51. I have tried your solution of uninstalling the game, and then rebooting, installing and then activating, but still getting the same error. When i get the error i click back and then next again and the screen gets stuck on the initialising page.
    I am running windows vista

    Installation: Successfulwith errors.

    1587 Successes
    0 Warnings
    1 NonFatalErrors
    0 FatalErrors

    Action Notes:

    None

    Custom Action: com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - class com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer NonfatalInstallException AddGameExplorerTasks() failed: Failed to retrieve GUID for application

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    Hi Liam,

    You won't be able to run 3D. Your graphics card is below the minimum specifications, so only 2D will be available I'm afraid (ATI 9800 or higher for 3D). Your only option is to upgrade your graphics card.
    Great (well, its great in the sense that i got a straight answer). I shall update my graphics card. Out of interest, if i keep playing a saved game, and get half way through a season, and then change my graphics card - when i next boot it up, will it have the 3d enabled or will i have to a) do a total reinstall of the game or b) start a new game on fm09?

    Are the problem queries dying down your end or not mate?

    Liam

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    This has probably been posted before but when i submit team the icon turns into a ball and freezes. I go into task manager end proccess and restart and it works. This happens every 2 matches. I'm running Vista 32bit and I've updated everything e.g. patch, drivers etc.

    thx in advance

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    I have not even loaded my game or taken it out of the box yet (I plan to as soon as I get in the door from work) but am i to presume I will have to download the latest patch???

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    Quote Originally Posted by geordieliam83 View Post
    Great (well, its great in the sense that i got a straight answer). I shall update my graphics card. Out of interest, if i keep playing a saved game, and get half way through a season, and then change my graphics card - when i next boot it up, will it have the 3d enabled or will i have to a) do a total reinstall of the game or b) start a new game on fm09?

    Are the problem queries dying down your end or not mate?

    Liam
    If you change your graphics card you will be able to keep playing your saved game and it will have 3D enabled so that you can use it. You won't have to reinstall your game or start a new FM game.

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    hi neil.
    i installed my game using steam, got the update9.1.0and im half way through my 1st season wit qpr. so it looks like im doin alot betr than most!
    im delighted that mine is working at all, but its extremely slow! cant watch any highlights, just commentary..
    i respect that there are bigger problems to solve, but im just wondering wot i can do!

    thanks

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    no help then !!!!!!!!! come on

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebhoy11 View Post
    I have not even loaded my game or taken it out of the box yet (I plan to as soon as I get in the door from work) but am i to presume I will have to download the latest patch???
    We always recommend to update to the latest version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    If you change your graphics card you will be able to keep playing your saved game and it will have 3D enabled so that you can use it. You won't have to reinstall your game or start a new FM game.
    Thanks Neil, I'll leave you alone now. I've got to say, there seems to be a lot of Liam's floating around on this forum, must be a popular name for FM Fans!

    Liam

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    Anyone????

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    please can someone from SI respond to my post:Re: Known issues and solutions - FAQ Post:1935

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    hi neil

    the disk isnt being read on my pc it just starts making a funny noise but it works on my brothers pc

    previous fm games have worked on mine so i dont know what the problem is.

    Any solutions??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livew1re View Post
    i have the EXACT same problem and its starting to annoy me!! cannot play the game at all yet no problems with install or activation!
    Same problem here. Starting to get a unhappyhammer. Plus i can not seem to download the patch.

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    Thanks for all them replies SI!

    It's ok don't bother answering to them now as i've already made my mind up to take the game back and get a full refund.

    I've had the game two days and still haven't been able to get beyond the double click on the logo.I've bought every CM and FM but to have to go through all this rubbish just to attempt to play the game is ridiculous.

    That's me done,good luck to all you diehards,it looks like you're all going to need it!

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    Hi Neil,

    Did what you said mate, but I still encounter the same problem..

    Any ideas? or is it time I just got my refund and tried out a different management game? painful as it is to say...

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    neil wats going on why wont you help me?

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    Any update on how we are looking on the mac update?

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    Right, my mate has had this game since Saturday and he's not been able to get it working. What's the script here?

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    Funny feeling he might not be here anymore.

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    I've installed my game fine, through steam, and installed the patch too. Once I try to load up a new game I get this error:

    MATCH_EVENT_HANDLER::read_config() - failed to open config file

    Then it loads a wee bit longer then I get 2 errors:

    MATCH_EVENT_HANDLER::read_config() - failed to open config file

    and

    MATCH_EVENT_HANDLER::MATCH_EVENT_HANDLER() - Cannot read config file

    Then it continues loading then suddenly cuts off. Any suggestions?

    I've just tried installing it on another computer and while that was happening I tried once again on this computer and, minus the disc, the game loaded but the same error occurred. Surely it shouldn't even get that far without the disc however?
    Last edited by ddjb; 18-11-2008 at 19:00.

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    Is there an update on the MAC patch please??? Is it done? Will it be done today or tomorrow? AN UPDATE ON THIS WOULD BE GREAT!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!

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    You receive an error when trying to install the Patch - digital signature issue (Vista)

    Fix:
    1. Create a shortcut on the desktop to cmd.exe (if you don’t know how to see guide below)
    2. Right-click on the shortcut and select Run as administrator
    3. When the command window opens, type or paste the following and press ENTER:
    Bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks ON
    4. Reboot and then try installing the driver.
    Quick Guide to Creating a shortcut:
    1. Right click on an empty space on the desktop to open the context menu
    2. Select New
    3. Select Shortcut with a left-click
    4. In the location box type cmd /k Bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks ON 5. Select Next
    6. Name your shortcut and push Finish

    This doesn't seem to work for XP, any ideas?

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    How do you get someone from Si/Sega to reply to you or ackowledge your posts?

    Peter

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    Went through 5 pages and no answer so I'll try here. Basically, I need to know what I've done with Editor. I tried to create a desktop shortcut and now it is finding no databases, not the patch, not the original, not nowt. Any ideas how to fix?

    Put a donk on it

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    I recently buy a boxed version of fm 2009, but after the instalation, i try to execute the game, but nothing happens, no error , no sounds, nothin at all.

    The demo version works, bur the game no.

    OS: Windows XP sp3
    Java: updated (today)
    .NET 1.1, 2.1 3.0 and 3.5. Recently updated.(today)
    DX: Directx recently updated. (today)
    Graphic drivers: updated (today)

    What can i do?

    Edit: in task manager appears the fm.exe (with 170MB more or less), bur with 0% of CPU usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    Can you try running the game in Windowed mode to see if that helps.

    You can find this option in the Preferences screen in the Display & Sound section.
    It works fine in Windowed mode, thank you very much for your help...

    Although this is just a temporary fix (bit annoying with all the scroll bars etc)

    Will you guys be able to permanently fix it?

    Thanks again

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    After paticently waiting waiting for the MAC Patch I could no longer contain myself and tried to play the game being carful not to right click of course.
    But the game just froze when I tried to play a game is this something that will be fixed in the patch, or is there something else I need to do.

    5 days not even a game. "I can't stance no more"!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    What's the exact username of your machine?

    Can you try and create a temporary username, ensuring it has normal characters (like "Neil") and see if you can install it.
    Now im kicking myself for not trying that earlier!

    It works (touch wood) absolutly fine now.

    Thanks very much Neil im very gratefull.

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    Quote:
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    i have the EXACT same problem and its starting to annoy me!! cannot play the game at all yet no problems with install or activation!
    Could try the below - didn't work for me but you may have more success. Also install the update patch which may help.

    Still waiting for SI to get on the forums today......

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marc Duffy
    Fix: This can be resolved by updating the Microsoft Dot.Net framework, please visit the following URL to download:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tc78 View Post
    Marc - I have the same problem as above (fm.exe crash posted by Stedders, Lad and Bigal81 above) and the noted fix doesn't work. I don't have the net at present so I had to copy to disc and place onto computer though it installed fine however same error occurs:

    AppName: fm.exe AppVer: 9.0.0.23544 ModName: fm.exe
    ModVer: 9.1.0.26064 Offset: 00o0e857

    I have Dell dimension
    Windows XP home
    512mb ram
    Pentium 4 2.6ghz
    1000mb available memory
    DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    Internet is currently down though activated through phone authorisation which worked ok.

    Tested fm2009 on parents pc and it worked fine.

    Puzzled!.




    OK, SO IVE TRYED

    1. INSTALLING NEW GRAPHICS DRIVERS.

    2.INSTALLING PATCH FOR GAME.

    3.INSTALLING .NET THINGY.

    and still the game doesnt work. still get the fm09 has encountered a problem and needs to close.

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    is anybody else's very slow, every time i press continue it takes at least 3 minutes every single time sometimes much longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightonrock View Post
    Hi guys, my brother went out and bought FM09 after I bought a copy and was one of the few who installed it without fuss, and the patch without fuss, and activated without fuss, and have been playing with no problems, bugs or crashes since. But my brother's game isn't even read by his laptop, the machine whirrs and grumbles to itself a bit but nothing happens. We tried putting my disc in to see if it was just the disc he bought but no luck. This isn't an activation issue I know, since the drive (which is a DVD drive, I checked) doesn't even recognise anything being in it, but would this be anything to do with the laptop (which is pretty new and fairly top of the range, only 6 months old) or could it be a disc issue?

    His laptop is an Aspire 9304WSMi, specs:
    Windows Vista Home Premium
    Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 1.80 GHz
    Memory: 1791MB
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100

    Thanks for any help you can give.
    Hi, Im having the same problem,has any one told you how to fix it.Cheers.

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    Hi,

    I am able to install FM09 and get through the first few days of play, however when I go to play a game and it comes up with 'loading match screen', it doesn't go any further. Any help? My mac laptop simply freezes and therefore won't play a match.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livew1re View Post
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Livew1re View Post
    i have the EXACT same problem and its starting to annoy me!! cannot play the game at all yet no problems with install or activation!
    Could try the below - didn't work for me but you may have more success. Also install the update patch which may help.

    Still waiting for SI to get on the forums today......

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marc Duffy
    Fix: This can be resolved by updating the Microsoft Dot.Net framework, please visit the following URL to download:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tc78 View Post
    Marc - I have the same problem as above (fm.exe crash posted by Stedders, Lad and Bigal81 above) and the noted fix doesn't work. I don't have the net at present so I had to copy to disc and place onto computer though it installed fine however same error occurs:

    AppName: fm.exe AppVer: 9.0.0.23544 ModName: fm.exe
    ModVer: 9.1.0.26064 Offset: 00o0e857

    I have Dell dimension
    Windows XP home
    512mb ram
    Pentium 4 2.6ghz
    1000mb available memory
    DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    Internet is currently down though activated through phone authorisation which worked ok.

    Tested fm2009 on parents pc and it worked fine.

    Puzzled!.




    OK, SO IVE TRYED

    1. INSTALLING NEW GRAPHICS DRIVERS.

    2.INSTALLING PATCH FOR GAME.

    3.INSTALLING .NET THINGY.

    and still the game doesnt work. still get the fm09 has encountered a problem and needs to close.

    I'm in same situation and still no joy. Trying to wait patiently for answer by getting frustrated now.

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    Originally Posted by Livew1re
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Livew1re View Post
    i have the EXACT same problem and its starting to annoy me!! cannot play the game at all yet no problems with install or activation!
    Could try the below - didn't work for me but you may have more success. Also install the update patch which may help.

    Still waiting for SI to get on the forums today......

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marc Duffy
    Fix: This can be resolved by updating the Microsoft Dot.Net framework, please visit the following URL to download:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tc78 View Post
    Marc - I have the same problem as above (fm.exe crash posted by Stedders, Lad and Bigal81 above) and the noted fix doesn't work. I don't have the net at present so I had to copy to disc and place onto computer though it installed fine however same error occurs:

    AppName: fm.exe AppVer: 9.0.0.23544 ModName: fm.exe
    ModVer: 9.1.0.26064 Offset: 00o0e857

    I have Dell dimension
    Windows XP home
    512mb ram
    Pentium 4 2.6ghz
    1000mb available memory
    DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    Internet is currently down though activated through phone authorisation which worked ok.

    Tested fm2009 on parents pc and it worked fine.

    Puzzled!.




    OK, SO IVE TRYED

    1. INSTALLING NEW GRAPHICS DRIVERS.

    2.INSTALLING PATCH FOR GAME.

    3.INSTALLING .NET THINGY.

    and still the game doesnt work. still get the fm09 has encountered a problem and needs to close.


    I'm in same situation and still no joy. Trying to wait patiently for answer by getting frustrated now.


    I;m also in the EXACT same situation as Livew1re and Tc78

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    This is my problem even though the steam screen says 100% ready and installed please help, I didnt buy the game to have to mess around like this


    Installation: Successfulwith errors.

    10 Successes
    1 Warnings
    1 NonFatalErrors
    0 FatalErrors

    Action Notes:

    None

    Install Log Detail:

    Execute Script/Batch file: Steam InternetCheck.exe
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    Get Registry Entry: Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam
    Value Name: InternetConnectivity
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    Check Disk Space: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009
    Status: SUCCESSFUL
    Additional Notes: NOTE - Required Disk Space: 223,090,694; Free Disk Space: 23,604,281,344

    Install Action: Jump To: Next Steam Label -- Prev: NO JUMP
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\
    Status: SUCCESSFUL


    Get Registry Entry: Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\
    Value Name: InstallPath
    Status: WARNING
    Additional Notes: WARNING - Win32Exception

    Execute Script/Batch file: Install Steam
    Status: SUCCESSFUL


    Execute Command: "$IA_STEAM_INSTALLPATH$\steam.exe" -install $INSTALLER_LAUNCH_DIR$\..\..\..\..\thirdparty\stea m\fm2009\
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    Install File: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\saAuditMD.dll
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    Execute Uninstaller: $USER_INSTALL_DIR$$/$Uninstall $PRODUCT_NAME
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - No uninstaller existed in the directory

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    I still get the -703 error, even with the fix program. It's relaly annoying me, especially considering I got the game today, not on release day when EVERYONE was trying to activate it lol!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by franco1703 View Post
    Ok i firstly had Can't set up graphics downloaded your stuff, then update steam, then downloaded the patch, my drives are up to date (the last update avaliable is 2004). Now i have same problem a clock and a L and then it closes after a while sayng it can run and had to be closed.

    I had no problems of any sort with FM2008 with maximum set up (like 20 playable leagues)

    My card is a VIA/S3G Unichrome PRO IGP

    Now my point is you mad life miserable to hundres of people and u never mantion before that new game requirements were so high.

    Just tell me will i be able to run this game or not as I have limited time to bring the game back and get a refund.

    Now it would be fantastic if someone would give me an answer after almost 24 hrs ,expecially considering that it took the cashier 24 seconds to take the money and I only have 9 days left to return the game.

    When you do answer if you do plese don't use jargon as I am new to this ( iwish i never had to join) so send me a PM or I sent you a PM for be could be past midday or pesonal message i haven got a clue....

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    Do we have an answer yet for the basic "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" issue? That's what I get when I try to launch the game. And, by the way, how do I download the patch? I click on it and nothing happens...

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    Actually I lie - I cant download the patch - its telling me that the certificate is unknown (or words to that affect).

    I WILL NOT LET THIS GAME BEAT ME!!

    Even though I know nothing about computers what so ever!
    If it helps I am trying to DownLoad the patch my internet explorer is MSN

    Also I cant run the DirectX Sdk setup as I have the following message:

    "This setup executable has not been packed with files and settings. Please use the PACKER tool to build this executable"

    Error code S1001

    Please help me!!

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    Hi Chaps,

    I'm really stumped and in need of some assistance. My match engine freezes for around a minute when I try and make a sub or tactical change. It also does the same when returning to the match.

    I only want it on commentary so have tried disabling the 3D mode, I've played in windows mode and still get the same problem. I get no other slow down during the game, just this.

    I'm really at the end of my patience with it and know you guys are very busy, but I'd appreciate some advice. My system meets the spec requirements and last year's version ran without issues.

    Any help here would be gratefully received - cheers

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    Man things are slow on here tonight!

    Any joy Livew1re and Tc78?

    Anyone know how to a) Download the patch if you have MSN

    and/or
    b) Get Directx SDK to run?

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    mac patch please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Install File: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\facegen\tongue.png
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    Install File: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\fonts.fmf
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    Install File: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\graphics.fmf
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - ZeroGpl: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file

    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\
    Status: FATAL ERROR
    Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - Error Installing Folder Contents: java.util.zip.ZipException: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file


    Post Installation - Install a success, however a fatal error has been discovered.
    .....On checking the Install log, the above is shown. (Latest Java version has been installed)



    Solution/Fix??????

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    Me again, still can't get the game to run. Would still love help. As per usual nothing happens when I launch the game.

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    This whole things a ****ing joke really, if anybody has a phone number/website/e-mail address where our feelings can be truly heard, I would be grateful. This is customers money (in a ime where it is generally sparse) being put to absolute ****ing waste!

    I aim to take the game back tomorrow, and certainly LOOK into purchasing a DIFFERENT manager game. I know I shan't be the only one. Ridiculous.

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    Cant believe it! Thought I had found a potential answer to the "not recognising the certificate" problem (there was a post on page 18) but now Rapid Share states I have reached my download limit for free downloads, and I have to wait an hour to try again - it takes 20 mins to download it!! So now I won't be able to make another attempt to try to get the game working until at least 10pm!!

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    I'm sure this is probably somewhere else in the 1,000-odd posts above, but I have activated my product key with STEAM and the game played fine the first time.

    The second time I tried to play, the SOFTanchor window informs me that my trial period is up and I need to activate my product key. When I type it in, I get the message "this product key is already active. To purchase an unlock key, please visit: www.sigames.com"

    I purchased my game at a retail outlet on Friday. What do I do to get it running please? I have tried deleting STEAM and re-installing using the other online option but the same results. There is no application data folder in documentsandsettings/allusers to delete even though I am using Windows XP, and I've done a search and it can't find the Football Manager 2009 certificate file either.

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    Hi Neil. First post and wondering if you could help. Installed the game with a couple of problems but managed to get through it, had a problem with the Data Editor which i downloaded a link you provided and that allowed it to open. However, on doing that, i click to open the database on the data editor, it loads and as soon as it is fully loaded the programme just closes. Done this quite a few times but it just does the same. Any ideas?

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    Just a quick question. When I load FM my mouse seems to disappear unless I hover over an icon i.e new game, load game etc. This is only happening on FM so isn't a problem with the computer. Help is much appreciated guys.

    Thanks

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    Hi guys, I know you are extremely busy and everything, and you must be working round the clock to help as many people as you can (i'm sure the hundreds/thousands of people who've got the game working due to your help will testify to that), but unless I'm looking in the wrong place (most likely) there hasn't been a post by an administrator on this thread for 4 hours - can some PLEASE help out, I'm sure I'm not the only one but I've been on here looking for help all of yesterday evening and for two hours tonight and still cant find any help with my earlier queries - all I really want to know is are my queries fixable or should I just try and take the game back (which I really don't want to do)!!

    I reckon this is the most stressed I have ever been as a gamer (having an xbox 360 with 3 reds lights doesn't help either, but I digress!!)

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    Neil Dejyothin : Any new suggestions for my problem? Or anyone else at SI?

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    hi i have been throught the process posted at the top and after typing in my keycode on the activator it comes up with "activation failed error:-1. Please make sure you use the correct key and try again" the problem being that on the link to check the key code it says it is correct/valid any help on this would be great thanks

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    Ive been recommded to try windowed mode. but its greyed out, how do i make the option available???

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    I finally managed to activate it.

    In the end I left it on overnight and while I was at work and it eventually activated.

    However now when I try to boot the game either through steam or through fm.exe nothing happens except I eventually get a message in windows informing me a jack has been unplugged. It may be the same situation as with the activation in which case if I leave it for 8+ hours. The process fm.exe is displayed in the task manager and when I close it in the task manager I am told a jack has been plugged in.

    I suspect it may work if I leave it for 8+ hours howver I ama not really prepared to do this each time I wish to run the game.

    I am using Windows Vista pc with an Intel core 2 duo CPU 3GHz and have 4gb of RAM and I purchased the game through steam.

    Thank you for the help

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    hey anyone who gets the -51 error and has followed the given instructions i.e. download the fix program and still gets no joy listen up . . . . . uninstall all previous fm games, manually search for any sports interactive folders and delete them, leave no trace of fm on ur computer, restart computer and go to install game,

    on the install options DO NOT CHOOSE EXPRESS, choose manual install and just install the game. . . . .no directx, do not choose run after install or any other option . . . when done, run the fix program and enter key code after checking ur code as stated previously . . .

    that should do the trick

    P.S. whoever is to blame for this mess should be sacked and the whole registration thing should be scrapped an all.

    Very Very Very POOR

    P.P.S this may work with other error codes - i dont know nish about computers but its worth a try

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    Hi

    My issue is that whenever I come to start a game I cannot get past team selection without the game freezing. This is with either the 3d match engine turned on or with it turned off. I cannot evern get past the 1st friendly of the season.

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    Matt ive had same problem.. i was told to update java... and vista (if ur on that)...
    also play it with no other programs running bar the ones you need. If that fails try windowed mode.. which is what im trying

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbladeash View Post
    Matt ive had same problem.. i was told to update java... and vista (if ur on that)...
    also play it with no other programs running bar the ones you need. If that fails try windowed mode.. which is what im trying
    well my vista is up to date as my laptop doubles up as a work pc - ironically testing software! So just checking the JAVA and then switching to the windows mode.

    Cheers Mate

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    no problem the only prob for me is windowed mode is greyed out and i don't know how to sort that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummbles74 View Post
    Any update on how we are looking on the mac update?
    Thats becuase they dont care now they have our money and even less so for us MAC users.

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    Ive downloaded the fixV2.zip and extracted all the files and then I accessed the launcher and entered in my license key, to which I received the message that I had successfully completed the activation of my game.

    I cannot actually get into FM however for the following reasons:

    Entering through desktop - I receive the ' saAuditMD.dll ' error message - I have downloaded the required files and copied them to the required place but they already exist and even though I copy them to the designated place I still receive the same message every time I try and enter through the desktop - This I feel might be down to the fact that Football Manager hasn't been saved just within 'Sports interactive' but the majority of the games files have been saved under 'Steam'?
    Entering through Steam - Simply states that the game inst accessible at this moment in time
    Entering through auto run - Nothing happens

    Anybody have any ideas as how to get into FM?

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    Has there been a solution to 'fm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close' yet. I posted this error days ago and was told by Marc Duffy to post it in the technical forum. I did and as of yet no one from SI has helped with the error? Are they just hoping this error will go away, or are they working on it?

    I don't mind if they are, but at least TELL US!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBMIDAS View Post
    hey anyone who gets the -51 error and has followed the given instructions i.e. download the fix program and still gets no joy listen up . . . . . uninstall all previous fm games, manually search for any sports interactive folders and delete them, leave no trace of fm on ur computer, restart computer and go to install game,

    on the install options DO NOT CHOOSE EXPRESS, choose manual install and just install the game. . . . .no directx, do not choose run after install or any other option . . . when done, run the fix program and enter key code after checking ur code as stated previously . . .

    that should do the trick

    P.S. whoever is to blame for this mess should be sacked and the whole registration thing should be scrapped an all.

    Very Very Very POOR

    P.P.S this may work with other error codes - i dont know nish about computers but its worth a try
    Thanks RobMidas. I'm now up and running just four days after having bought the product from a shop. Completely agree with your whole message - an absolutely abysmal launch.

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    Default Re: Known issues and solutions - FAQ

    Hi there,

    I'm having so much trouble installing the game, almost given up hope!

    I followed the commands on screen, activated the game, but everytime I try to run the game I get this message, 'Football Manager 2009 has stopped working'. Is this a vista problem yet again?

    I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, and then it says there was an error when installing, check installation log, but I don't know what that is or where to find it.

    I'm running out of ideas as to what's went wrong, no one else seems to have had this problem.

    Help! Samantha xx

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    Default Re: Known issues and solutions - FAQ

    AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHH, SO FRUSTRATED WITH THIS.

    These forums are an absolute mess and are giving me a headache trying to navigate around, the first post of this thread is great but when you get past those problems there's no guidance as to where to go next. Any advice given by mods quickly gets lost, this advice/help needs to be stickied like the first post.

    No-one from Sega/Si has bothered responding to my request in here or on the technical forum for 48 hours.

    FM09 still works for me through steam but crashes every other match and is incredibly slow. When I try in windows mode it just crashes. I've downloaded everything I can find on these forums to download, but still no joy when it comes to FM09.

    I bought this game Friday, spent the whole of Fri/Sat/Sun trying to activate it, download updates and struggle through a handful of weeks playing the game. From what I've seen of the game so far, I can't see any improvements apart from the Assistant Manager's role. I've then spent Monday evening and tonight trawling through these forums trying to find answers to my questions to no avail.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, someone from Si/Sega sort this all out before I and probably many others just give up and take the game back.

    Peter

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