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So to help others make up there mind .

how would you buy fm2010 box or steam

and why ?

for me its box .

so i can see my game alongside all my other FM & CM dateing back to 93

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I will buy it in a box as I like to have a physical cd version of it but I will activate it via Steam so I then don't have to use said cd. :D

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I will buy it in a box as I like to have a physical cd version of it but I will activate it via Steam so I then don't have to use said cd. :D

tell me why is it so bad to have to use the cd ?

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tell me why is it so bad to have to use the cd ?

They want to feel FM10 as well as play it even LOL

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yeah boxed version nice to actually hold the game and box.

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Steam for me, for the first time. I've always pre-ordered online before (or before that, bought in a shop). But with all the post problems this year, I've gone for the safe option that guarantees I'll get it on launch day. I'm far too lazy to go to an actual shop.

I'm not bothered about having the actual disk. In fact, I don't even know where my FM09 disc is. When I got my new computer, I just re-downloaded from Steam.

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Steam for me, for the first time. I've always pre-ordered online before (or before that, bought in a shop). But with all the post problems this year, I've gone for the safe option that guarantees I'll get it on launch day. I'm far too lazy to go to an actual shop.

I'm not bothered about having the actual disk. In fact, I don't even know where my FM09 disc is. When I got my new computer, I just re-downloaded from Steam.

but can you only download it so many times ..

i mean in 1 year i think iv done a re boot of my pc 6 or 7 times .. would that mean that i need to rebuy the game .

as i thought you can only down load it 5 times

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but can you only download it so many times ..

i mean in 1 year i think iv done a re boot of my pc 6 or 7 times .. would that mean that i need to rebuy the game .

as i thought you can only down load it 5 times

I think before you reboot your pc you have to un-install the game and you get 1 of your installs back.

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I will buy it in a box as I like to have a physical cd version of it but I will activate it via Steam so I then don't have to use said cd. :D

same here as well mate

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Definitely box, don't like the idea of downloading a game, would much rather have it in my hands and to see it alongside all my previous FMs.

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I agree with the poster above. I really don't see a problem with having to have the CD in the drive, and I don't like using Steam because a) It's a memory hog and b) I don't like the idea that Valve could pull the plug at any moment and all of your games would be gone.

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but can you only download it so many times ..

i mean in 1 year i think iv done a re boot of my pc 6 or 7 times .. would that mean that i need to rebuy the game .

as i thought you can only down load it 5 times

That is false.

I've downloaded all my steam games about 10-15times each

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Box because it was £12 cheaper on zavvi when i ordered it

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Box as always. Although this year i have seriously been considering using Steam! The box and manual are just to big of a lure for me though :D. Perhaps im being weird, but its £29.99 from Steam, and will probably be around that in the shops, but i feel short-changed paying the same amount of money and not getting the box or manual.

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Box, I like to go to the store and look at the back of the case like the good all days :p:D

me too :):thup:

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Find steam a pile of steamy poo :(

Box everytime :)

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I have been using steam for years and would go with it for FM, The reasons why ..

1)Super fast download speeds from steam (Took me 20 minutes to download the demo)

2)Once it is on your steam account it's there forever and you never ned your disc again

3)compare your achievements with friends.

As for boxed version , TBH I can't think of anyout out right benefits.

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Buy boxed version, activate with steam.

This. Use the disk once, but only so I have it should I need it again, so I don't have the problem of forgetting steam password or anything!

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Boxed version, no steam.

I like having it in my hand as I walk home - annual ritual and all that :/

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Steam everytime.

Already cluttered with CDs, DVDs, etc. Easy to lose the CD or for something to happen to it. Whereas if somehow I forget my Steam password there are ways of retrieving it without having to cash out again for another boxed version.

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Steam everytime.

Already cluttered with CDs, DVDs, etc. Easy to lose the CD or for something to happen to it. Whereas if somehow I forget my Steam password there are ways of retrieving it without having to cash out again for another boxed version.

And thats what I like and one of the reasons why I have opted for Steam for the first time.

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That is false.

I've downloaded all my steam games about 10-15times each

Exactly. The number of activations thing was used only once and immediately discontinued. Delete and Reinstall as many times as you want.

I agree with the poster above. I really don't see a problem with having to have the CD in the drive, and I don't like using Steam because a) It's a memory hog and b) I don't like the idea that Valve could pull the plug at any moment and all of your games would be gone.

Valve have addressed b) oh so many times. If at any time they pull the plug, the situation will be dealt with through several optionsso people won't lose their games.

As for a), if you can't afford to run a program that uses up an extremely skimpy 20Mb of RAM, then your PC cannot in any way run FM :D

And thats what I like and one of the reasons why I have opted for Steam for the first time.

That's my reason for going with Steam: With the boxed version, it's easy to lose it and have to buy it again. With steam, you can get it back as many times as you want. That and having it on midnight the second it's released.

Box as always. Although this year i have seriously been considering using Steam! The box and manual are just to big of a lure for me though :D. Perhaps im being weird, but its £29.99 from Steam, and will probably be around that in the shops, but i feel short-changed paying the same amount of money and not getting the box or manual.

Open Steam. Right-click a game. Select "view manual". Behold....the game's manual :p

As for feeling short-changed, remember you're also paying to have what is in fact instant home delivery at any time you wish :)

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Football Manager 2010 on Steam: €50

Football Manager 2010 in Gamestop: €35

Football Manager 2010 on Zavvi: €23

Easy choice really

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i just love the Instructions, i know whats in there but i read them every year, it makes me wanna play it

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Pre-ordered it (box) from Zavvi for £17.95. However, the price has risen to £23.95 now on Zavvi.

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I was going to go the steam route until I saw that the boxed version was available for £18 from zavvi. I do plan to install through steam though.

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Will buy the box.

However, living in Canberra means that I'm not 100% convinced that it'll be in the shops on release date. If it's not, then I'll probably use Steam.

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tell me why is it so bad to have to use the cd ?

On my old laptop the CD drive was really noisy, it sounded like it was taking off when FM loaded. The CD-less FM09 was ideal for me.

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Boxed for me, definitely.

I just can't trust that I truly own the product unless it's physically in my possession.

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I have used Steam for four years now and haven't had any problems so I will probably continue :)

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Steam, the postal strike on 22nd appears to be looming towards an indefinite one.

I'll get my box for posterity later in the year, but Steam really is the fastest and most reliable option for release day.

Installs to both machines without need for disc, can be validated and fixed on a whim when files are corrupted or XML parsing errors occur, and automatically sorts DirectX requirements on install... no brainer really.

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Box - get organised if you don't want to lose it.

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Buy boxed version, activate with steam.

What he said.

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Get the boxed version and install through steam is what I'm going to do. Just so I don't use up all the internet downloads...

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Would like the boxed version but I'm in the US and I don't think that will happen, or just will be too much of a headache.

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box... and then activate through steam so there's no need to play with the cd :D

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Simple steam, no point ordering online in UK , postal strike will mean your boxed copy could be stuck in a postal depot for weeks on end. Steam is efficient will be out at midnight, updates automatically done.

Its full steam ahead

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