darragh1981

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  1. In fairness I do see that from time to time. I have often gone slightly more conservative after getting a few goals up only to be pegged back by late goals and either drawing or loosing the game. I think the issue here was doing this too early and like in real life I am inviting pressure onto me, giving the opposition more of the ball and so more chances. What seemed to work was having individual players take on more defensive roles (As opposed to team orders) and targeting the opposition subs, swapping out a more creative midfielder for a ball winner and even putting a DR or DL on the wings and setting them to defensive duties. The last step to close out the game is in the last 5 minutes or so go defensive, retain possession and Rigid. This usually finishes off the game and I havent been conseeding late goals as often. Going Overload seems to work if you are a better team than the other, if they are chasing the game they are all out attack and you can pick them off on the counter and constantly forcing them onto the back foot. Bear in mind that they can do the same as well. I have been lazy on occasion and stayed overload after scoring a couple of goals to take the lead only to get counter attached to death and either drawing or loosing.
  2. Hi Guys, Downloaded the demo and when my e-mail arrived yesterday activated the full copy of the game and went to play it.When I start the game I am met with a message "A serious error was encountered and the application will close. An error file has been generated in etc..." This happened when I downloaded the demo originally. I have a Samsung NC 10 netbook. I Went through the suggested steps, delete the FM exe file in the steam folder and then verify cash and also updated steam client. Eventually after doing this a load of times it just started to work for some reason and the demo was fine from then on In. I went through all those steps again this time but it keeps throwing up the same error. Checked drivers are up to date and Direct X. Went through a few other steps mentioned on the steam trouble shoot thread but no joy. In the process of re downloading the whole file to see if that helps. Also as a side note before I deleted it every time i verified the cash a file was downloaded of about 40mb. Assuming that this was the update patch but it kept downloading over and over. Cheers
  3. Hi Guys, Downloaded the demo and when my e-mail arrived yesterday activated the full copy of the game and went to play it.When I start the game I am met with a message "A serious error was encountered and the application will close. An error file has been generated in etc..." This happened when I downloaded the demo originally. I have a Samsung NC 10 netbook. I Went through the suggested steps, delete the FM exe file in the steam folder and then verify cash and also updated steam client. Eventually after doing this a load of times it just started to work for some reason and the demo was fine from then on In. I went through all those steps again this time but it keeps throwing up the same error. Any Ideas? Cheers
  4. I have to ask how do you deel they have let themselves down. Any major bugs have been ironed out with a patch on go live date and the game seems fairly stable. I will admit that the slowness of the match day experience on my computer is annoying but that is to do with me having a 4 year old dell on a ventilator. I just run the normal 2-D from 08. Do you find that its game play or the overall speed thats the problem?
  5. Im sorry to say but the game is working fine for me. I have received that error message from time to time and going on holidays usually sorts things. It has caused me to loose a few days of play but I save very regularly so nothing detramental. If you look at all the fixes a number of them are compatibility issues and as such can not be tested completely unless you have machines with virtually every combination of hardware. How many companies would have the patch released to fix these issues on the official release date???? not many!!! Bugs have always been part and parsel of the games, I was critical of them in the last installment but once they were fixed the game ran fine and fustration free bar the confidence problem ... which has been solved this time round to my knowledge. As for the internet, you are on it now im assuming at work or an internet cafe, how about you buy a blank CD download it and burn the update. Problem solved. I appreciate im coming across like a disapproving parent or something like that but this is the first post ive made in response to the negativity on the board surrounding the new game, Your just getting it in the neck. I mean when the demo was released people were ready to raid the parapits because of the injury issues .... it was the DEMO and fixed with this patch!!!!! Also since the patch was released I have experienced few issues of note and anything I have come across has already been reported on the bugs forum and so will be looked at for the next patch when it comes. Until then Im 8 years in with Derby and als going well!!!
  6. Yip, once the release date was announced I booked the following week off. Have it all arranged, 2 slabs of beer, 12 2 liter bottles of Sprite 4 liters of vodka ….. all this to be given to my house mate so he stays in his room and doesn't annoy me asking how you play that, whats that, blab la bla. I made a mistake by telling him about the game and showing him FM 08, now he wants to take over a team as well and join in ..... This is not a time to entertain amateur!!!!!! I just hope that the release date is not pushed out ... otherwise ill have allot of booze to drink and only day time tv to keep me entertained.
  7. I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, I cant wait, ....... (Slap) ...... Sorry I needed that!!!
  8. Cheers guys, thanks for the info. I remember reading about the 2billion bug but assumed that it was just patched. To be honest if they had waited until the transfer deadline I was going to put one hell of a dent into the bank balance, spent over 600m. Strange thing is though that non of the other clubs actually bought that many players other than one's to replace the one's I bought. Any hoo thanks again.
  9. Wondering if anyone has seen this before. I was Barcelona working off an edited data base (Created a super league and gave everyone £1billion) So I was merrily spending a fortune day on day and then got a message saying that due to the current excellent financial status of the club the board have decided to invest (I think that is the term used) £338m towards the long term future of the club. This reduced by bank balance and appeared as a debit on the bank account. Now it made no difference one way or the other but im wondering if anyone has seen this happen before and what happens to the money down the line. cheers