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Steam Pre-load Active Now for FM12

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I'm pre-loading as we speak. Just if others want to start theirs, should be active now. :)

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The game is out on Thurssday, but Steam lets you pre-load most of the files so that when it does come out, you don't get bottlenecked with so many others trying to download at the same time.

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Awesome news, can leave it preloading whilst watching the Champs League footy :) Can also see the Steam achievements now, hope there's some new ones!

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what is this pre load thing? I have never used steam before, this is my first time with the fm12 demo that i have used steam?

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what is this pre load thing? I have never used steam before, this is my first time with the fm12 demo that i have used steam?

In simple terms, it allows you to download 99% of the game, meaning that when it comes out, you only have a little bit left before you can play.

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Great stuff, pre-Loading now. Thanks for the prompt announcement cerud!

Cheers magicmastermind! :)

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Grr, ordered the digital download via ShopTo.net, and have yet to receive my code.

Come on ShopTo, make us happy :)

I'm waiting on my code from Greenmangaming, got a feeling it will be tomorrow before it's sent. Still, two days to preload is plenty.

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I'm pre-loading as we speak. Just if others want to start theirs, should be active now. :)

Out of curiosity, have you been refreshing the Steam page all day waiting for it or was it just awesome timing?

Fanboy Achievement? Oh Dammit!

Oh yes, noticed that! I have them all on Steam so at least that's one achievement gained! Notice they have two tutorial achievements too, which means my need to acquire achievements will make me sit through the tutorials telling me stuff I already know!

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That's decided me, I've cancelled Amazon and bought from Steam. There are workmen redecorating the hallway and outside of the house (I live in a flat in a converted house) trampling over the post and leaving the door open all day and I'm going away on Sunday, so I'll pay the extra three quid to be absolutely sure I'll get it without a size 12 steel-toe-capped boot smashing the disc.

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What happened to your thread...?

got blocked so all people go to the PC and MAC support section ( since its the proper place for help ),

i am watching that section now

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look at time initiated and the clock time lol

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Show off, mine's going to take an hour :( Damn village internet and BT to boot!

ehehehe :D i have a 130MB/S connection

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I've mine coming in post to go with rest of my box versions

had to pay myself seem as Neil Brock would't by me mine tight git :(:D

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I'm waiting on my code from Greenmangaming, got a feeling it will be tomorrow before it's sent. Still, two days to preload is plenty.

Same here mate, give us a shout when its ready :)

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Out of curiosity, have you been refreshing the Steam page all day waiting for it or was it just awesome timing?

Just got lucky. Happened to turn on Steam and the popup window that highlights new releases had an announcement in there.

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In simple terms, it allows you to download 99% of the game, meaning that when it comes out, you only have a little bit left before you can play.

What i mean is how do i do this? I still havnt received the email to download the game so how do i do this 99%?

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What i mean is how do i do this? I still havnt received the email to download the game so how do i do this 99%?

How did you buy the game?

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Steam pre load where you get the code on release.

If you haven't purchased the game through Steam then you won't be able to pre-load the game until you are given an activation code for the game.

Sounds like you purchased the same somewhere else.

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I am curious as to why SI did not include the editor in the pre-load. And how are they going to release the editor and the resource archiver? As a tool on Steam? If so couldn't they release those now seeing as they aren't actually the game?

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I've just brought the game off of Steam. I assume that I would have to wait a while before I can do the preload. If not how would I start it. I've gone to my games library and there's no option to start it, yet.

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Every season. Every Goddamn Season I tell myself I'm gonna hold off buying this goddamn game until it's third goddamn patch is out. Every goddamn season I tell myself I'm gonna skip a year because let's speak honestly here, we're being mugged by SI paying full price for these games when it's nothing more than data update and ui tweaks. Every goddamn season.

Allright, I'm preloading now.

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I've just brought the game off of Steam. I assume that I would have to wait a while before I can do the preload. If not how would I start it. I've gone to my games library and there's no option to start it, yet.

Sorry, meant to quote you, restart steam to see the pre-load button

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Every season. Every Goddamn Season I tell myself I'm gonna hold off buying this goddamn game until it's third goddamn patch is out. Every goddamn season I tell myself I'm gonna skip a year because let's speak honestly here, we're being mugged by SI paying full price for these games when it's nothing more than data update and ui tweaks. Every goddamn season.

Allright, I'm preloading now.

LOL !!! I know how you feel mate ........ 16 years in a row in my case !!

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I've just brought the game off of Steam. I assume that I would have to wait a while before I can do the preload. If not how would I start it. I've gone to my games library and there's no option to start it, yet.

Have your tried going to FM12 from the library? There should be a button marked "pre-load" immediately under the game name.

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Every season. Every Goddamn Season I tell myself I'm gonna hold off buying this goddamn game until it's third goddamn patch is out. Every goddamn season I tell myself I'm gonna skip a year because let's speak honestly here, we're being mugged by SI paying full price for these games when it's nothing more than data update and ui tweaks. Every goddamn season.

Allright, I'm preloading now.

Its a fix you pay for 1 time per year.. bloody cheap fix :) if you catch my drift.

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Its a fix you pay for 1 time per year.. bloody cheap fix :) if you catch my drift.

Cost per hour is pretty minimal. I played FM11 for 1400 hours. Decent value for £30.

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I am curious as to why SI did not include the editor in the pre-load. And how are they going to release the editor and the resource archiver? As a tool on Steam? If so couldn't they release those now seeing as they aren't actually the game?

Without knowing how it'd being done, I would assume they are there, but the icon/file organisation needed to find and open it will be in the final 1%.

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Without knowing how it'd being done, I would assume they are there, but the icon/file organisation needed to find and open it will be in the final 1%.

I am telling you, it isn't there. None of it.

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Cost per hour is pretty minimal. I played FM11 for 1400 hours. Decent value for £30.

I know right :D Most games now days you only get 10-60 hrs vlaue from. some eve less.

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