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    1. Windows - System Requirements

      Operating Systems: Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 and 8.1 Windows 10   Processor: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core or AMD Athlon or better 2.2GHz or higher Graphics Cards: Cards equal to or better than the following: NVidia GeForce 7300 GT ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro Intel HD 3000/4000   256MB VRAM Open GL 2.0 compliant Memory: 2GB RAM Hard Drive Space: 3GB HDD
    2. How can I use my code to activate via STEAM

      If you have bought the game digitally you should receive a code directly from your retailer. If you have not, you need to contact them directly. Once you have your activation code, do as follows to activate and start downloading your game: - Download the Steam client: http://store.steampowered.com/about/ - Install Steam on your computer - Once installed, open up Steam - Go to +ADD A GAME at the bottom-left of the window - Then select Activate a product on Steam
    3. How Can I Change the Installer Language?

      - Launch Steam - Click on the top left menu and select ‘Steam’ -> ‘Settings’ - Select the ‘Interface’ tab and change the language - Click on OK - Steam will ask you to restart its client: select ‘RESTART STEAM’ You can change the language of the game within Football Manager 2016 following these steps: - Run the game - From the Main Menu, select ‘Preferences’ - Under ‘Game Settings’, the language can changed to one of up to sixteen different languages (B
    4. My Download Is Running Slowly, What Can I Do To Improve It?

      If Steam downloads are going slower than expected, please double check your current download region: - Start Steam - Go to Steam > Settings > Downloads tab - Under Download region, select the region that you are in or that is closest to you. - You can also try various regions near your location to see if a better connection is available
    5. How do I run the game in offline mode?

      Like previous versions, Football Manager 2016 can only be activated and played through the Steam platform. The game can be purchased as a boxed copy or a digital download, but both versions require Steam and an Internet connection. Football Manager 2016 will need Internet access for its activation process because Steam is a network-based platform. FM2016 customers that do not want Steam to connect to Internet can launch the Steam client in "Offline Mode" after installation. Internet access
    6. Can I activate the game offline without an Internet Connection?

      The game can only be activated online with an Internet connection through Steam. If you do not have access to an Internet connection, you will not be able to activate and play the game. Likewise, you can only update the game via Steam connected to the Internet.
    7. Where can I find my Save Game Files?

      Your Save Game files can be located within your ‘Documents’ Folder within the ‘Sports Interactive’ folder. By default the save game location will be as follows: Windows C:\Users\[Your Windows Username]\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2016\games Mac /Users/[Your Mac Username]/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2016/games Linux /home/documents/Sports Interactive/FM2016/games
    8. How Do I Create a Desktop Shortcut?

      You can create a desktop shortcut which allows you to launch the game without having to go through the STEAM interface. - To create a desktop short-cut right click on the game from the STEAM Library and select Properties: - From the 'General' tab select ‘Create Desktop Shortcut'
    9. Can I disable Steam from running on Start-up?

      Yes, details on how to do this below. - With Steam open click the ‘Steam’ menu, and choose ‘Settings’. - Click on the Interface tab, and uncheck the box that says: ‘Run Steam when my computer starts’ - Click 'OK' to confirm this change. - Steam will no longer launch automatically when your system starts.
    10. How do I download and install the game Editor?

      Make sure you have downloaded Football Manager 2016 prior to downloading the Editor. The Pre-Game Editor for Football Manager 2016 can be found in the Tools section within Steam. To locate and install the program do the following; - Open Steam - Click ‘Library’ - Select ‘Tools’ - Find Football Manager 2016 Editor - Right-click on the title and select ‘Install Game’ The first time you launch the Editor after install it may prompt you to install DirectX files.
    11. How do I download and install the Resource Archiver?

      Make sure you have downloaded Football Manager 2016 prior to downloading the Resource Archiver. The Resource Archiver for Football Manager 2016 can be found in the Tools section within Steam. To locate and install the program do the following; - Open Steam - Click ‘Library’ - Select ‘Tools’ - Find Football Manager 2016 Resource Archiver - Right-click on the title and select ‘Install Game’ The first time you launch the Archiver after install it may prompt you to
    12. My game doesn’t appear to have updated to the full version after the full game was released?

      - To make sure your game downloads, make sure FM16 is not already running in the Pre-Release Beta version. - If it doesn't update on launch, restart Steam. - If that still doesn't work, verify your game cache as shown below: - Load Steam - From the 'Library' section, right-click on the game and select 'Properties' from the menu. - Select the 'Local Files' tab and click the 'Verify Integrity of Game Cache' button. - Steam will verify the game's files - this process m
    13. How Can I make sure my save game has completed to the Cloud?

      - When Saving the Game, select ‘FM’ -> ‘Save As’ - From the save Panel select the 'Cloud' tab. Save the game within this folder by clicking the ‘Save’ button. - The Save Game will only be synced to the Cloud when you exit the game, so please only exit Steam when the save game has been fully synched to the Cloud. - If you try to exit the game before it's synched, a pop-up will remind you to wait until this is complete. - You must have an active Internet connection and be ru
    14. How much space does my Steam Cloud have for Football Manager 2016 save files?

      Steam currently allows 1GB of Cloud space per user account. FM & FMT Save Games are used in your cloud storage for Football Manager 2016. You must have an active Internet connection to use the Cloud Save Settings.
    15. How do I download files from the Steam Workshop so they appear in my game?

      There are two different ways to access the Steam Workshop for FM in Football Manager 2016 as shown below: From within Football Manager 2016 - From within a Football Manager 2016 save game go to ‘FM’ -> ‘Downloads’ - If you’re on the Start Screen select ‘Downloads’ - Select Steam Workshop tab - Select ‘Download Add-Ons directly from Steam’ - This will bring up the Steam overlay for the Football Manager 2016 Workshop. - Select an item or collection in the work
    16. How can I report Steam Workshop files if they’re not working?

      If for any reason, an item needs to be reported you can select the file in the Workshop & select 'Report'. Workshop moderators will then deal with reported items.
    17. What files can I use for Steam Workshop?

      When saving a file that can be shared on Steam Workshop (for example, a Tactic), you will be given the option to upload and share the file directly to Steam Workshop. You can share the following files on Steam Workshop for FM16: League & Data Updates Challenges Views Filters Tactics Shortlists Match Plans Versus Mode Teams Skins Facepacks Logos Custom Database Options Kits
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