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    1. Getting Started with Network Games/Fantasy Draft Mode

      Setting up an online game between 2+ players is relatively easy. One of the players will act as the ‘host’ of the game – in charge of the setup of the game and where the save game will be kept locally. The rest of the players will be the ‘clients’ who connect to the hosts game. Internet download and upload speeds will affect the performance of your online game, so choose the player with the best internet setup to host. To start the game (Host)   - From the main game menu, the host pl
    2. Problems finding a specific Network game

      If you’re having trouble finding your friend’s game when searching for servers - even though you've setup a unique server name - then have the host and client/s set their Steam region settings to the same region. This can be changed in Steam by going to:   - Click on ‘Steam’ from the header and select ‘Settings’ - Under the ‘Downloads’ tab, select ‘Download Region’ - Make sure you are running the same region as the host - You should now be able to connect    
    3. Configuring Steam/FM18 to run alongside anti-virus/firewall software

      Anti-virus and firewall software may falsely see Steam or Football Manager 2018 as a threat and restrict the connectivity of your online game. To configure your anti-virus/firewall software to safely run Steam and Football Manager 2018 in a network game, see here: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2198-AGHC-7226    
    4. Applications clashing with Steam

      The following applications are known to clash with Steam and should be closed fully to prevent connectivity issues:  https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9828-SFLZ-9289   
    5. Required Ports for Steam

      Ports required to be open for Steam can be found listed here: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8571-GLVN-8711 http://portforward.com is a great resource for help with opening ports on your specific router.  
    6. Required Ports for FM18

      Opening the following ports can improve connectivity of your FM online game: 10093 TCP 10093 UDP 10094 TCP 10094 UDP http://portforward.com is a great resource for help with opening ports on your specific router.  
    7. ISPs affecting Steam performance

      If you notice that your Steam connection only has issues during certain hours of the day (usually in the evenings between 5pm and 11pm), it is probable that your ISP is blocking or "shaping" your connection. Please test your connection at other hours of the day and contact your ISP directly if you believe this is causing the connection issue. There are several ISPs which block ports required for the proper operation of Steam and Steam games:   ·         012.net (Steam traffic blocked)
    8. Client dropped by Server and Warning: Connection Problem

      If you are receiving either of these problems, please check the following for troubleshooting assistance:  https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1452-HCVB-6984   
    9. Clashes with network adapter drivers

      Some FM online users have found that their network card drivers trigger connectivity issues. To rectify this, uninstall then reinstall your network card drivers. Windows 7: From the Start Menu, select Control Panel. Select System and Security. Select Device Manager. The Device Manager will display all installed and “found” hardware on the computer. Find the Network Adapters Category and click the "+" to the left. Right click the Network devices and select 'Propertie
    10. I'm unable to play online within the Pre-Release Beta?

      Network game options will only be available when the full game is released on the 10th November 2017.
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