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  1. Presumably 26 characters (including spaces) is the new limit for user names; will it be possible to have them changed by one of the mods?
  2. Actually I quite like the Paradox forum style; as long as it doesn't extend to Karma points (or similar).
  3. Before you push the button on this, have a really close look at what's going on over at Bethesda's forums. Calling that process a disaster would be a compliment.
  4. FMH2015 Android Samsung Galaxy S2 During a match, when a player is moved 'position' (e.g. from midfield to forward line; from LB to CB) when changing formations using the drop-down list in the in-match tactics option, the players' selectable roles are those from their original position. Substituting a player does not update the selectable roles. Restarting a match and re-entering the tactics screen does not update the selectable roles. This can be reset by sliding any player on the 'Formation and Subs.' screen out of position and back again, even when multiple players have the incorrect roles This does not happen when changing formations from the main tactics screen outside of a match. Recreation v1 Start a match (or be in a match) in a 4-2-3-1 formation Enter tactics screen Change the formation to 4-4-2 attacking using the drop-down menu Attempt to change the player role of the player with the 'poacher' i.e. the player on the left of the attacking two: That player will only have selectable player roles for the advanced midfielder' Recreation v2 (more exaggerated example) Start a match (or be in a match) with a 4-4-2 attacking formation Enter tactics screen Change the formation to 3-5-2 attacking using the drop-down menu Attempt to change the roles of (from left to right) CB1 - has only full back roles selectable CB2 - has full back roles selectable LM - has CB roles CM1 - wide mid roles CM2 - wide mid roles RM - CM roles AM - Wide mid roles ST1 - CM roles ST2 (and GK) - correct roles
  5. Whilst the mods are on the rampage, would they mind amending the thread title? I've been mentally adding "There's clothes all over the floor and is that an old dinner plate?" every time I read it.
  6. Puts him on a level as such footballing luminaries as Franco Di Santo.
  7. Burley has never forgiven Chelsea for not playing in the '97 FA Cup final. A lot of Chelsea fans have never forgiven Burley for setting up Beckham in the FA Cup semi at Villa Park v Man U, so the feeling is mutual.
  8. I trust we are all cheering on Brentford tonight? Local team, terraces, within 5 miles of the Bridge and we share the same opinion of that team from Acton...
  9. Very sad news announced before kickoff - Dave Sexton, manager of Chelsea's 1970 FA Cup winning side and the 1971 European Cup Winners Cup winners, has died aged 82. Given a noisy and respectful minute's appreciation by the fans.
  10. This question hasn't been answered. It is possible to change your settings so that the game doesn't automatically update, once it has been installed and sitting on the hard drive for a while. What isn't clear is that will you be able to avoid Steam downloading the most recent patch as soon as you activate. This is the difference between people with slow internet connections being able to register and play the game albeit in release version only, and not being able to play it at all. It negates a few of the workarounds, like using your telephone's data allowace as a pseudo-modem. Still, thanks for replying and I look forward to seeing the reponse. I'm afraid that I won't be purchasing FM12, but it may make the difference for many other users. Steam is designed for people with fast, always-on broadband connections who want to total flexibility; neo luddites like me with low speed, limited download internet access on one fairly elderly-yet-still-capable desktop will have a decision to make. Best of luck with the release, and I'll always have FM07 to tide me over.
  11. Miles: Thanks for taking the time to reply. There's a few points in there that I concur with and a few that will only spark further debate, possibly over the best place to buy a seed-free sandwich. However you have posted two questions that need answering. I would be grateful if you could answer these two as well, as they are important in relation to the customer experience using Steam: 1) "Can we download a patch from any other source rather than Steam's auto update feature" 2) "Can SI/SEGA assure us that when a user activates the game, Steam will not automatically download a patch"? Because IIRC, people firing up the most recent Total War found themselves downloading a 1GB file when activating. Which might not be an issue for those blessed with superfast broadband connections, but even with FM 'relatively small' updates: for people on relatively slow connections it's a pain, for people with dowwnload limits it's an expensive mistake, and for people on dial-up it'll be an absolute nightmare. And it will render their purchase unplayable until they are able to complete the patch download. 3) Can you assure your customers that all patches will be 100% save game compatible in all territories? Because all hell will break loose if a patch that people have no choice whether to install or not crashes or unbalances their long-term saves.
  12. Downside is that if SI release a patch that isn't fully compatible with saved games that gets installed automatically by Steam, then all hell will break loose.... I have a suspicion that the method of distributing patches by Steam is another consideration of SI's. After FM2008 I had some interaction with Miles over the fact that patches weren't available as file dowloads from SI/Sega sources (only torrents or file upload site mirrors). In future versions the patches were more readily available from the official sites, but Miles made it clear that the bandwidth costs that came with hosting the patches were significant. Going to Steam solves this problem completely.
  13. That's my stance as well. A significant majority of people who replied to this thread or voted in the poll(s) are comfortable with steam, and some are actively happy that it is the activation method of choice. The ONLY way that this decision had even the slightest chance of being reversed was if there was almost total rejection on here. So like it or not (and I don't) it will stay. The next test is release day... or 3 hours after release day, when the complaints start to roll in or the returns commence.
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