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About DJdeMarco

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    Two birds in the bush are worth far more than one in the hand.


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    Music, Football, Songwriting, Making PC\'s understand that there is more to life than 1\'s and 0\'s

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  1. Pay what you want for the game

    I think this could work if done several months before the next planned release. That way, most customers who would buy it would already have done so. This may reel in extra revenue from those who are curious about the game but wouldn't pay full price.
  2. Have you tried temporarily disabling your security software or setting up exclusion rules to stop it scanning the relevant FM installation/temp folders?
  3. Least used game feature.

    Press conferences for me.
  4. Might be worth checking out the link below and maybe doing a little more research. There are a large number of Macbook Pros suffering from an inherent defect in the Nvidia processor. http://theappleblog.com/2009/06/01/apple-extends-macbook-pro-nvidia-geforce-service-policy-to-three-years/
  5. Metal_Guitarist's FM10 Update

    You could add the Chairman to the Disliked people list at Liverpool FC and put the setting to 100%. That should change the status to a more appropriate message.
  6. Why does my FM keep crashing??

    Are you defragmenting whilst playing the game?
  7. Is this drop right at the beginning of the game or have you gone several months into the season? Reason I ask is that all players start off with their attributes lower than they are in the editor due to it being pre-season. If you run the game several months into the season, you should see a big difference.
  8. My team has stopped scoring

    This should do it.
  9. Highly unlikely as the demo was the gold code. The patch on the other hand may make changes.
  10. Hi Ben, By copy protection, I mean the form of protection which requires having the CD in the drive to play if the users are not activating online. Sorry, I'm a little tired and didn't explain myself very well. In the past, certain protections of this kind have been very fickle about the drives that can read them. My memory is very hazy at the moment but I remember having a problem with a previous version of SecureROM that showed these very symptoms. Updating the firmware for the drive (as you suggested above) was the solution to that problem for me in the past. I'm probably wrong on this occasion but thought it worth mentioning. All the best, Mark. Edit: Cheers to both yourself and Murray for your speedy replies. I don't actually own the game at the moment and was just hypothesising and trying to help. I hope the guys who have this problem find a solution though.
  11. Sounds to me like a copy protection problem. There have been numerous games released in the past where certain drives would not read the disc due to the protection used.
  12. Improvement Priority

    As I've said for the last three versions at least - add depth/common sense to existing features and lots of options to turn off sections you have no interest in/get very bored with due to the lack of sense. A few examples are below. An option to completely ignore the press conferences forever would be good. The entire feature is ill thought out. The option to let your assistant handle the press is only useful if they don't make a complete mess of it all the time (which obviously they do). The questions asked at various times don't make sense and are extremely repetitive. A friend of mine was asked "Who do you think will win the blue square premier title?" after already having won it. Along with selecting his own team (obviously) he added the comment "How stupid are you? We've already won it." Apparently his team would not react well to his handling ot the question. Eh? The question should never have been asked in the first place. Player interaction has little to no use currently. There should be far more versatility when a player is unhappy. The idea that we should ask a player who they want us to sign in order to make them happy or contact them through the media is beyond silly. We should be able to interact with the player, not the press. Players under 19 expect to be rotation/first-teamers far too often when being offered contracts. There should only ever be a small handful of this type of player. Backup players complain at not getting a game far too often. If they have signed a contract as a backup player, they should not complain so much (especially at the far end of their career). Board expects your championship team to reach 5th round of the FA cup, you get drawn against Man Utd in the 3rd round and lose. Board spends the rest of the year telling you that they are disappointed with it. Expectations should change dependant upon circumstances - not be set at the beginning of the season and stay the same. Board and fans unhappy with the 16 year old you signed for the future for the entire season (unless of course you committed the cardinal sin of losing to Man Utd in the FA Cup of course). Youngsters should not be judged in the same manner as experienced professionals until they are over 21/22 in my opinion. Other managers should not use mind games comments such as "hoping to dent your title hopes" or "hope you fail to win the league" when you've already won it. It is ridiculous and detracts massively from the experience. There are so many more areas lacking in subtelty/depth that I could probably spend until the next release listing them. If these oddities can be fixed, the game would be a lot more immersing. I just hope that any new features are kept to a minimum unless they add massively to the game (such as the 3d has done) and more sense is added to the AI in the various modules. Unfortunately, the way things are going, I fear we will be being asked how much we want to sell hot dogs and pies for in the near future and will still have these glaring stupidities infecting what is otherwise an exceptional game.
  13. These are the two things that stopped me from buying for the first time in as long as I can remember. I recently binned my Amiga with an old CM title and, until this year, I bought every version since. Unfortunately, the solution of blocking FM with a firewall is only good for those who choose not to play network games - something me and my partner were planning on doing.
  14. The removal of DRM and making the web connection utilised by the IGA optional.
  15. WTF is happening????

    The 192mb RAM is very easy to explain and is perfectly plausible. He has 256mb RAM and 64mb of it is used for his integrated graphics chip. This kind of combination was very common a few years ago.