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FM2012 not running on Mac - SI aware and looking into it

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Will there be an official Football Manager announcement on the website or on Twitter etc as soon as the CPU issue is resolved?

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Neil, I have never been able to run the game. I downloaded it on Friday, and it has not worked. I have enough free memory and my processors are fine. I do think it has to do with steam, but I don't know. Are there other people for whom FM is still not loading, even with updates?

I'm not sure how to classify what graphics card I have on my Mac. But here is a copy and paste of the Graphics/Displays section of "About this Mac." I'm sure the relevant name/number is listed:

Intel GMA 950:

Chipset Model: GMA 950

Type: GPU

Bus: Built-In

VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory

Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

Device ID: 0x27a2

Revision ID: 0x0003

Displays:

Color LCD:

Resolution: 1280 x 800

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Built-In: Yes

Display Connector:

Status: No Display Connected

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Still not working, Steam says its up to date but the game is doing what it was before.

I'm very doubtful I'll buy this game again next year if it still forces me to use Steam.

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I really do love Football Manager, and have done for many years....but there have been way to many issues over the past few years. General issues with Mac compatibility, but mainly huge issues with Steam. Please SI, go back to the way it was before Steam and do us all a favour.

PS Please get this CPU issue sorted ASAP.

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Ok so Steam really needs to get this CPU thing sorted quickly playing like this is almost impossible I really would love to play tomorrow this shouldn't be a issue for something you bought. :(

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just checked mine and its running at 100% cpu usage. my macbook pro sounds like its about to launch missiles.

hope they fix this asap

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just checked mine and its running at 100% cpu usage. my macbook pro sounds like its about to launch missiles.

hope they fix this asap

Mine was at 202% steady at one point, it was like an aeroplane was taking off in my room :D.

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Mine was at 202% steady at one point, it was like an aeroplane was taking off in my room :D.

Same here. But what are Steam doing about it?

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my solution - launch FM then force quit steam through activity monitor.

haven't had any problems so far

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Neil, I have never been able to run the game. I downloaded it on Friday, and it has not worked. I have enough free memory and my processors are fine. I do think it has to do with steam, but I don't know. Are there other people for whom FM is still not loading, even with updates?I'm not sure how to classify what graphics card I have on my Mac. But here is a copy and paste of the Graphics/Displays section of "About this Mac." I'm sure the relevant name/number is listed:Intel GMA 950: Chipset Model: GMA 950 Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory Vendor: Intel (0x8086) Device ID: 0x27a2 Revision ID: 0x0003 Displays:Color LCD: Resolution: 1280 x 800 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Built-In: YesDisplay Connector: Status: No Display Connected

I'm very sorry to say your graphics card is below minimum specs for FM12 and you will not be able to run the game. Sorry about that.

The CPU issue is still being investigating, it's a case of tracking it down and again rolling out the fix.

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Still not working, i tried to force close the steam after launching FM2012, but then FM2012 used all the CPU.

Neil Brock, any news from Valve have they found anything major yet? Can we expect this to be fixed even today?

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It seems, for me at least that the processor stays under 20% playing in offline mode. Before hand it was up to 150% before i'd even loaded the game.

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Hey Guys,

best thing to do until the over clocking is fixed it to roll back to the previous version of steam, you can do this by doing the following:

Steam uninstall/reinstall:

1. Go to 'Applications' in a Finder window, and drag Steam to Trash

2. when asked if you want to keep files or delete make sure you KEEP files (i think its the option on the left)

3. Empty Trash

4. Redownload and install Steam

5. Allow it to autoupdate

6. Launch FM

This worked for me and my friends, the only thing you need to remember is that you CANNOT restart steam or your computer afterwords!! if you do then steam will update again and the overclocking problem will return!

just check this forum every now and then to see when the overclocking is fixed, that way you know when you can update.

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I don't seem to have any problem at all - on or offline.

One question - and this may be me being dense - is the fact that the CPU % goes over 100% even an issue? Because if its 100% of not alot then it isnt an issue? Take this screenshot from elbryan's post earlier... http://cl.ly/0Y301q462l3r1O3N0J3e Yes his CPU% is high but it is a high percentage of low usage as in the bottom left corner it says that the overall CPU usage is 75% idle. This is what I occasionally see on my system but it doesn't seem to be an issue.

I'm guessing i'm being over simplistic and hopefully someone can explain why i'm wrong!!

D

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So I woke up and started up Steam then restarted it and it updated, CPU problem is fixed now thanks to JoeR from Valve over at the Steam forums thank you. BACK TO FM YEAH :D

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Re-installed steam didnt work out for me

Actually the problem doesnt seem to be CPU-usage, its more like FM eating all the memory when trying to launch (FM using 2Ghz of my 4Ghz)

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Just backing up Mo.AMM... the CPU issue is fixed (at least for me). Here's hoping for a problem free FM run again. Thanks JoeR from Valve.

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Yeah just to confirm the CPU issue has now been fixed on Steam.

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The CPU issue has been fixed: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30418789&postcount=7

Auto-update and enjoy!

@Ipswich: it's because I have 8 cores and 2 were busy with Steam: 2/8 = 25% busy (75% idle)

:D

Ok - I won't lie I'm still confused! I also have 8 cores... Is that saying that to run fm and steam as well as OS that the system only needs 25% of the available processing power?

D

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Steam is not updating itself for me.

EDIT: Took seven restarts but it has now :)

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Still not working for me saying the game is unavailable and that everything is fully updated i have restarted steam several times and checked for updates but still not working

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Yeah just to confirm the CPU issue has now been fixed on Steam.

Halleluja halleluja !

Ok Thanks for your support ^_^

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Well.. it's a little bit different. The thing is that these programs are not covering all the available processing units. Furthermore the OS, once loaded, resides in the memory and there's no actual process which is needed to consume the CPU (in a sense).

It will take five years to me to explain this in detail. Just play FM :p

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Yeah just to confirm the CPU issue has now been fixed on Steam.

Mine still isn't back to normal. Even before I get to an actual game it's running at nearly 170%

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I seem to have the right build of Steam but it still seems incredibly sluggish and ive had two "crashes" we're the comp just go bananas and steam close down and little bit later fm closes down, and all my progress is lost even with auto saves. This have never happened to me before this steam hick-up...

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Still not working for me. Not sure when steam is going to be fixed but its a joke all round between SI and Steam. I don't have hours to go through the various fixes suggested and want a game to play when i have spare time not spend 2 hours trying to find fixes.

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I really do love Football Manager, and have done for many years....but there have been way to many issues over the past few years. General issues with Mac compatibility, but mainly huge issues with Steam. Please SI, go back to the way it was before Steam and do us all a favour.

PS Please get this CPU issue sorted ASAP.

Fully agree I love FM 2012 but not a fan of steam

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Has there been any fix yet? MAC user same problem

Have replied to your PM. Thanks.

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Work for 2 days and crash today. I don't change anything...

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I post this in another thread, seems that this one is more popular. Until early this week I was a happy manager of a small Chilean team, now I can not enter FM12 in my MAC. I have deleted steam with appcleaner now three times, re-downloading FM the same amount of times, and the game refuses to start. I only see the initial flash screen, but when it is about to show the main screen (the one with new game, load game, etc) the only thing I got is an screen that says "Loading" in a bunch of languages.

As you can see in

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/193/fm2012.png/

The CPU usage of FM is 110%!

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Thought I was the only one. I have an i5 processor and 8GB of ram on my macbook pro and my FM crashes regularly (usually when using the match engine but sometimes just browsing). I think the problem is with Steam though, b/c I've started to notice that Steam usually closes shortly before it crashes.

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Is there any more news with this? I updated my Steam a few days ago after not playing FM for a couple of months, and my FM pops up with a launch message when I try to open it, but this only flashes up for about a second, and then nothing else happens.

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Closing this down now as the original issue has long been sorted. Any individual issues should be posted in the Mac Specific Issues area of the bug's forum. Thanks.

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