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    Cardiff City supporter since the dark days of the early 90s

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  1. Yup, I came on here to post the same thing. By back arrow, I presume you mean left arrow on the keyboard. In fact neither the left or right arrows work. Have to use backspace key or actually click on the left/right navigation buttons in-game. Something else I've noticed since buying the game last month is that when it takes me to the inbox, using the up/down arrows to go through the messages doesn't work automatically. I actually have to click on one of the inbox messages first to then be able to use the up/down arrows to move through them.
  2. Nope, just the two you mention. @Mr U RoslerI'm using these for FM20 as they worked pretty well on FM19. Would you make any changes for this new version of the game?
  3. @Smurf I missed out on FM12, along with 11 and 14. I was being sensible and went to Uni as a mature student. Although FM13 was my escape. I agree with you, though, about all the stuff they added into the game since then. It doesn't appeal to me either. If I hadn't have just bought FM20, I may well have gone and tried to find FM12 because of how well you've talked about it.
  4. "I know what I want, but not how to get there." You sound like my ex-wife
  5. Those numbers aren't right as there's no way I only spent 49hrs on FM15. FM13 was probably my favourite though and that's reflected in the near 3,000 hours played. Only bought FM20 yesterday and I have a week off now so hoping to get the hours in.
  6. I start off trying to find a suitable formation for the players at my disposal. Doesn't always work, and I'm a little impatient, so then I may try other things.
  7. I see a lot of number related habits and I think a lot of people will do the same. For numbers, it'more of a logical thing with me. 1=GK, 2=RB, 3=LB, 4=DM, 5=CB, 6=CB, 7=RW, 8=CM or AM, 9=CF, 10=WS or AM, 11=LW Of course that might change if I'm set on playing a different formation for that season but I have OCD especially with numbers so these things are important to me. It doesn't stop with the starting XI but it's not quite so strict. I tend to go with these for my squad/backup players: 12=CB, 13=GK, 14=DM, 15=CM, 16=CM or AM, 17=winger, 18=striker. If my youthies get numbers, and generally they do, they start with 31 for GK and follow in sequence like my 1st team does. Number 24 is given to my favourite player, usually a wonderkid, as 24 is my birthday. ----- Apart from numbers, I do have plenty of other habits too but the numbers are the main thing really.
  8. @Smurf ended up going for a cheap, refurbished desktop bundle. i5-4430 3GHz quad-core 8GB RAM 2TB HDD Intel HD 4600 graphics New keyboard, mouse and speakers 22" widescreen monitor Main issue was the basic graphics card but it's above the minimum requirements. Processor is fine for what I need even with minimal turbo/overclocking potential. Would have preferred SSD but can't complain at 2TB HDD, and 8GB RAM is decent enough. Can't complain for £170 and free delivery, should be here by Thurs. Not sure I could have done much better for that price? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/i5-4th-Gen-QUAD-DESKTOP-TOWER-PC-22-TFT-COMPUTER-SET-8GB-WINDOWS-10-2TB-HDD/143491342333
  9. Seller just replied about the ThinkPad: "This comes with a Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics card." Meh, not great but it passes the requirements.
  10. I hadn't but a lot of my frustration comes from using this kindle to get online and how long it takes to do stuff, even posting the simplest of replies. Google Stadia would be great if it was just for FM but I can't go another two weeks, let alone months, without easy online access for the most basic of things. I've looked at refurbished, low grade possibilities. I'm not fussed if there is minor damage, or even more serious damage to something like the base plastics as in the first link below. It's only a temp solution to mainly stop me throwing my kindle out the window😁 But this first one scrapes by the minimum except for the graphics which is rubbish: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Latitude-E5420-Core-i5-2-50GHz-16GB-Ram-120GB-SSD-HDMI-Windows-10-Laptop/324048915249?var=513094853598 I could choose more RAM for that one but seems pointless getting it with those graphics. There's a Lenovo ThinkPad (I've had something similar before) from the same seller, refurbished, for £149. It doesn't state the graphics although, looking around, they seem to have Intel HD 630 which seems fine. I've asked the seller for confirmation: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-T440p-Core-i7-4600M-2-90GHz-4GB-500GB-Windows-10-Webcam-Laptop/372841106527#viTabs_0 If I go for a desktop, I spotted this: https://www.encore-pc.co.uk/lenovo-thinkcentre-m93-bundle-deal They have others and generally options to add monitor, keyboard, etc if needed as I have none of those. Just some general questions, for typical online use as well as for FM... I know 4GB Ram is a bit low, is it worth spending an extra £30 for 8GB? SSD makes little diff for FM but generally much better/quicker for everything else. As this won't be my main laptop/desktop once I've got things sorted, I will only really have FM on there and then just general surfing otherwise so no need for much storage. 256GB SSD is out of my price range so would 128GB SSD be better than say 500GB HDD? I could always pick up cheap external storage for other stuff if needed. I like the thought of a desktop as generally more RAM and a bigger monitor. I've had about 5yrs of putting up with a 14" laptop and wouldn't mind having something bigger tbh. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to help me out here. Much appreciated.
  11. Stupid thing wanted to quote you all over again and I can't get rid of it. Thanks for the reply. Insurance dispute the claim and were trying to say that I didn't lock the back door properly, if at all. When photographic evidence was sent, they then suggested I had staged it or even planned the break-in 🙄 Finally looks like they have caved in and it's just negotiating the settlement which apparently could take a number of weeks. So all I wanted for the time being was a cheap temporary replacement which would then end up as my backup once it was all sorted. I might end up going for an older desktop instead, budget is only around £200 as it's only going to be a temp thing.
  12. Some lovely people decided to break into my house a couple of months ago and steal a load of stuff, including my FM laptop. I've not been able to replace it yet and have had to be happy with playing FMM but it's just not the same. I was going to just save up and get a decent laptop but, in the meantime, if I buy a crappy refurbished laptop (I've found one which is a good deal) which exceeds the minimum requirements except for the graphics card, will I just not be able to play games in 3D or will FM not even load? I'm not fussed about 3D anyway, just want to make sure I can play FM! Tbh I'm sick of using my kindle to get online, it's a pain in the arse and even typing out this post is taking forever, so I'd be using the laptop for more than just FM but it would be daft to get one that I then couldn't use to play! Thanks
  13. Ah yes, d/l some APKs a while ago to be able to use Google Play. Fair enough, will see how it goes. Thanks
  14. I have just bought it from Google Play for £8.99 and it seems to be working fine on my kindle so far. Does this mean it's not going to be supported, patches, updates, etc?
  15. I have a HP, have played 712hrs of FM19 on it and it works well enough. You are right about overheating though, it's a bit of an issue although it's only been a bit of a concern rather than it actually breaking down on me. Specs aren't great but it does the job: Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit CPU Intel Core i5 @ 2.30GHz Skylake-U/Y 14nm Technology RAM 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28) Motherboard HP 80A1 (U3E1) Graphics Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz) Intel HD Graphics 520 (HP) Storage 931GB Hitachi HGST HTS541010A9E680 (SATA ) ----- Sometimes I think people get too hung up on the numbers. Would I like a superfast machine with amazing graphics? Sure but people dismiss almost anything that isn't top notch far too easily. I don't mean you. I'm pretty sure that this laptop I've just detailed was one you helped me pick out 2-3yrs ago via a previous version of this thread.
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