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    Default Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    Hello all, I have been away from fm for about a year as I lost interest in fm08 almost straight away, but I got the bug creeping back in lol. Been browsing the forums and need help on two things. Firstly can my laptop play the game, just looked in my spec and apparently I have 2G of DDR RAM and 2 proccessers @ 1.6ghz, cant find anything on the graphics card but its about a year and a half old if that helps and cost a grand so I am hoping its ok.

    Second thing is, do I still have to buy a disc from a store and then activate a key online and download a patch or can I pay online and download the whole thing withouit having to leave my house!!

    I am not at work tonight and once the little boy is off to bed at at 6 its game on!!

    If I get the good news on the spec I will be sorting out my first signings for the hammers and staff this afternoon

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    I would say you could play it.

    But I dont know how lucky you're going to be in the Graphics Card lottery...

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    You should be ok, but you can always download the demo and update to see how it runs on your system.

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill76 View Post
    Second thing is, do I still have to buy a disc from a store and then activate a key online and download a patch or can I pay online and download the whole thing withouit having to leave my house!!
    Yes you can, from Steam.

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    Cheers for the replies, will give it a go, any ideas on how long to download? I have a measly 2meg broadband with virgin at the moment. I have played fm for years, will I be able to pick up 2009 as I go along or is the no instruction booklet going to cause bother? Dont normally read them to be honest but dont want to miss out on something vital lol

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    No idea, it took 4 hours for me but that was on an awful line.

    You should be able to play on experience, but there is an "ebook" version of the manual when you buy it on Steam.

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    i had a slow computer when u bought fm2009. couldnt stand that each game took me 20-25 min totaly. so i bought a new one high end computer and it still runs slow but way better

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    Right!! anyone got a link to pay and download? I can only find downloads for the patch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill76 View Post
    Right!! anyone got a link to pay and download? I can only find downloads for the patch!!
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/10540/

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    thanks guys, got it loaded no probs via steam as yet not had to enter any product key though but its been added to the clipboard.

    Do I have to leave steam running when I play? I usually turn off the internet connection is that going to bugger up my game?

    It says I am playing version 9.1.0 is this the version with the patch or do I have to download that aswell?

    Thanks again for your help

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill76 View Post
    thanks guys, got it loaded no probs via steam as yet not had to enter any product key though but its been added to the clipboard.

    Do I have to leave steam running when I play? I usually turn off the internet connection is that going to bugger up my game?

    It says I am playing version 9.1.0 is this the version with the patch or do I have to download that aswell?

    Thanks again for your help
    You don't have to have Steam running to launch FM, just create a shortcut on your desktop (or wherever) and point it at the FM executable, which should be:

    C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2009\fm.exe

    You don't need to download the patch, Steam does it for you - you've got the latest version already (9.1.0). If and when a new patch comes out, Steam will download and apply it for you next time you fire it up (Steam, not FM).

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    Default Re: Some quick advice needed on buying 2009

    cheers robzilla, cant wait to get stuck into this again tonight, used to really enjoy the older fm's just could not get into fm08 hope this ones better

    Thanks again

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