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Hello all,

I don't know very much about computers but my game always runs slowly, I like to have lots of leagues and players as well use 3D. I have attached my processors Giga hertz speed and RAM which I thought was good for FM. Can someone please explain where improvements could be made? I am going to buy a new laptop for FM 18. I've seen laptops listed in this thread with lower GHz than my comp, very confusing. BuT my game runs so so slowly, can take a day to get through a month of game.

 

thank you very much in advance. 

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37 minutes ago, Mikechaster999 said:

Hello all,

I don't know very much about computers but my game always runs slowly, I like to have lots of leagues and players as well use 3D. I have attached my processors Giga hertz speed and RAM which I thought was good for FM. Can someone please explain where improvements could be made? I am going to buy a new laptop for FM 18. I've seen laptops listed in this thread with lower GHz than my comp, very confusing. BuT my game runs so so slowly, can take a day to get through a month of game.

 

thank you very much in advance. 

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You should focus on getting a laptop with atleast Intel i5 (quad core processor) and 8 GB of ram. This one for example is quiet good: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.GP8AA.007

Or if you have the money, buy a ASUS Republic of Gaming. All depends on the money you want to spend.

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59 minutes ago, Mikechaster999 said:

Hello all,

I don't know very much about computers but my game always runs slowly, I like to have lots of leagues and players as well use 3D. I have attached my processors Giga hertz speed and RAM which I thought was good for FM. Can someone please explain where improvements could be made? I am going to buy a new laptop for FM 18. I've seen laptops listed in this thread with lower GHz than my comp, very confusing. BuT my game runs so so slowly, can take a day to get through a month of game.

 

thank you very much in advance. 

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A few things to address - your computer is somewhere around 2009 in date of your operating system is quite early - it's about 8 years old. 

Your CPU is a Pentium J2900 - which was launched in 2013 - so it means your laptop is roughly 4 years old - which for me signals end of life.

It certainly meets minimum requirements.

 

Your RAM is only 4gb - and both Windows and Football Manager require 2gb ram each to run - which means betweens Windows and FM most of your RAM is being used up by 2 things, your Operating System Windows and Football Manager.

 

Now - your processor can handle up to 8gb RAM - I would highly recommend that you up your RAM in your current laptop - which should be relatively cheap. 

You RAM type for this model is DDR3L 1333 -  something like this - http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct102464bf160b - however, ensure you contact the vendor and give them your computer specs to ensure you receive the correct model.

 

It doesn't seem like you have a graphics card - which means the processor is also trying to handle this - and if you're playing 3D matches you must do on the lowest quality with all the background turned off - else don't play 3d matches.

 

You can certainly get a decent computer to play FM - please let us know your budget!

 

 

 

 

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On 06/08/2017 at 12:09, Smurf said:

Looks like the more expensive one has an additional 1TB drive -which is handy for storage. 

256gb is loads of space for FM and Windows - if you wanted to go the cheaper laptop - then later on you can buy an external drive to store music/movies on.

Or go for the more expensive one and keep all your stuff on the laptop.

This one is slightly cheaper https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J942-011-MSI-GP62-7RD(Leopard)-011UK_2066572.html - however, there are some concerns over battery life in the MSI - meaning having it plugged in is recommended. 

Either you found is more than enough for FM.

Cheers for the reply! Went for the OMEN in the end as found a 10% code and it's more than enough for my needs.

For anyone interested Tesco have 10% off various laptops:

https://www.tesco.com/direct/special-offer/save-10-percent-on-selected-windows-laptops-when-you-spend-399-pound-or-more-with-ecoupon-code-tdx-pmxj/promo48150063.promo?sortBy=1&icid=laptoppc_main_slot2&source=awin&awc=7090_1501594380_c3c53f4c86e6fce06a60e8ed78f1aab0&sc_cmp=aff*awin*gmo*VoucherCodes_67035&utm_medium=gmo&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_campaign=aff*VoucherCodes_67035&source=awin&awc=7052_1502289334_853c3164b07cffeee0d071c329b2844f

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Hello,

 

Since it's holidays and i'm  bored, i'm thinking about buying FM 2017. I have seen on STEAM that you can download transfers and stuff :) 

 

My question is, can my Macbook run FM 2017 properly (including downloaded transfer, face scans, ...?)

Processor : 1,2 GHz Intel Core M

Memory 8 GB ( RAM) 1600 MHz DDR3

Video card : Intel HD Graphics 5300 1536 MB

 

I also wanna use face scans and badges scans as it so much more fun to play :) Is it actually easy to implement them on steam?

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To elaborate on this - the Mac Book won't be good enough

Processor : 1,2 GHz Intel Core M 

FM requires 

Mac OS X 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6, 10.12 (64-bit)

Intel Core 2 – 1.8GHz+

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400

Intel GMA X3100

256MB VRAM

Direct X 9.0c compliant

OpenGL 2.1 compliant

2GB RAM

3GB HDD

 

So you are below the minimum specs.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, jwood1sc said:

Hi

I have around £400 to spend on a laptop, just need some good advice...

 

Save up your money some more - try get to about 600

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Tis grand

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Hi everyone, I currently have the Acer V3-771G https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aspire-V3-771G-Blu-ray-Graphics-Windows/dp/B00AYC7MC8

I’ve noticed that it is beginning to lag whilst playing FM17, normal web browsing and using Microsoft word and excel.  Would this laptop be able to play FM 18 at a decent speed? Usually I I like to play with 8 leagues (England, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Holland, Brazil and Argentina)

Do you know if it’s possible for me to update my intel processor to the latest one? I think it’s the 7th generation now?  If I changed my hard drive to a SSD one, would that increase the general speed?

Thanks for reading   

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It's not likely that you can update the processor.

Nobody knows what FM18 will be like - except for the makers of the game - so the specs have not been released, there's no way to know.

Your computer is just old. 

Uninstall any applications don't you don't use - download a program called CCleaner and look up the tutorials for best cleaning up your computer. Remove any unnecessary programs from Starting up.

 

I wouldn't bother doing anything with a computer that old - you're better off saving up and buying a new laptop.

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On 7/22/2017 at 18:41, Smurf said:

The PC I'm playing FM on was bought in 2012 - and it as 211gb used space with 365gb free.

I also use this PC for graphic design, and have fairly hefty programmes on it, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator etc. along with all my project files and all that for clients

I bought a 64gb USB3 stick for about £20 - this one actually - https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/USB-Flash-Drives/SanDisk-Ultra-USB-Flash-Drive/B00DQGBYDC/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1500745015&sr=1-2&keywords=usb3+stick

 

If you feel you need more hard drive space then go for the on with more hard drive space.

Genuinely, I don't think you'll need it. 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks again for the help mate, I opted for £600 MSI in the end. Runs FM like a dream, but with Windows taking up 40gb and the graphics for FM etc it's near to the 128gb SSD already.

So my question is about the USB drive you recommended - I'm thinking I'll buy the 128gb version. How would I go about making sure that only the apps are on the SSD and that I divert files, etc, on to the USB drive? Is this easy to do? I'm used to a mac before this laptop, so any advice would be great.

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16 hours ago, FFCMatt said:

Thanks again for the help mate, I opted for £600 MSI in the end. Runs FM like a dream, but with Windows taking up 40gb and the graphics for FM etc it's near to the 128gb SSD already.

So my question is about the USB drive you recommended - I'm thinking I'll buy the 128gb version. How would I go about making sure that only the apps are on the SSD and that I divert files, etc, on to the USB drive? Is this easy to do? I'm used to a mac before this laptop, so any advice would be great.

Firstly - it's great to hear that it's running like a dream! 

I'll have to get home to take a look at how I'm setup to properly direct you on the USB/external hard drive setup.

Windows typically takes 20gb of space. Football Manager takes up 3gb of space. I'm struggling to know how you're at your limit already.

I suggest you look at uninstalling any preloaded software that you won't typically use which is known as bloatware- https://www.google.ie/search?q=windows+10+uninstall+bloatware&oq=windows+10+uninstall+bloat&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.4859j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Don't worry - uninstalling bloatware is something that is required on most computer installs. 

After I looked at my hard drive in the post quoted above I spent time going through apps and files that I don't use - and removed them. I currently have my hard drive below the 128gb size - and it's fine. 

I would have Windows 10 installed, Football Manager 2012, 2015 and 2017 are all installed, along with all my graphic design Apps, like InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, plus I have a load of design project files and I'm not anywhere near 128gb at the moment.

 

 

 

 

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@Smulf

 

Game Debate, is that the best place to judge how laptops vs games/FM does together? or are there better places to do that

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http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5567-laptop/pd?ref=349_Title_Clicks&oc=cn55719&model_id=inspiron-15-5567-laptop

 

Will this be ok for FM? I run with about 4 leagues and a medium database- just want the game to run smoothly and quickly. Any alternatives will be appreciated. Budget of about £800- could stretch to £850.

 

Cheers

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@DKBI don't know - I don't use any websites other than ark.intel and notebook check to check out computer parts. 

 

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3 minutes ago, mralexwalker said:

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5567-laptop/pd?ref=349_Title_Clicks&oc=cn55719&model_id=inspiron-15-5567-laptop

 

Will this be ok for FM? I run with about 4 leagues and a medium database- just want the game to run smoothly and quickly. Any alternatives will be appreciated. Budget of about £800- could stretch to £850.

 

Cheers

Looks a bit underpowered for the price - however it would be quite good for your needs - and Dell are are a good make.

The major thing going against the dell is the very slow hard drive (the slowest make in fact at 5400rpm) 
It has an entry level graphics card - https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-R7-M445-Gaming-Benchmarks-and-Specs.195642.0.html 

 

I found this one - which is a lot better - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/30021502-Medion-Erazer-X6601_1972462.html - however, I'm not too sure about Medion.

It has an SSD drive - which is super quick
A better processor https://ark.intel.com/compare/95451,88967
And a better graphics card - https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960M.138006.0.html

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4 hours ago, Smurf said:

Looks a bit underpowered for the price - however it would be quite good for your needs - and Dell are are a good make.

The major thing going against the dell is the very slow hard drive (the slowest make in fact at 5400rpm) 
It has an entry level graphics card - https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-R7-M445-Gaming-Benchmarks-and-Specs.195642.0.html 

 

I found this one - which is a lot better - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/30021502-Medion-Erazer-X6601_1972462.html - however, I'm not too sure about Medion.

It has an SSD drive - which is super quick
A better processor https://ark.intel.com/compare/95451,88967
And a better graphics card - https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960M.138006.0.html

@Smurf

shouldn't this be more than enough to cover his needs

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus-gl552vw-core-i5-6300hq-8gb-1tb-128gb-ssd-geforce-gtx-960m-2gb-dvd-rw-gl552vw-dm195t/version.asp

and if he wants to around top of the pops this one

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus-15.6-inch-ci7-7700hq-8gb-1tb-128gb-ssd-nvidia-gt1050-4gb-dvdrw-fhd-w-fx553vd-dm628t/version.asp

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Great finds - however, 1 is out of stock. And the physical hard drive doesn't show the speed - so it's dificult to know. 

I'd definitely say the 2nd on though. 

 

 

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I teamed up with one of the FM bloggers here to write an article on this - but it has grown legs!

The article has been shared on Twitter and Facebook by Football Manager to over 1 million followers! 

Part One is here

Part Two is here

Sorry for the gian text - hope it's ok to post this here!

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11 minutes ago, Smurf said:

I teamed up with one of the FM bloggers here to write an article on this - but it has grown legs!

The article has been shared on Twitter and Facebook by Football Manager to over 1 million followers! 

Part One is here

Part Two is here

Sorry for the gian text - hope it's ok to post this here!

@Smurf

 

both links are to part 1

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Oops that's what I get for not having my coffee first! 

Fixed now!

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Anyone bought from hidevolution.com, International sellar?

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Only one link provided. It would be fine for what you need. 

 

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I see the FM18 System Requirements for Mac state the below

Graphics Cards: Cards equal to or better than the following:

  • Intel GMA X4500
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
  • AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

My Video Card/Graphics is a HD Graphics 5000, is that equal or better than the Intel GMA X4500?

Should I be okay and not need to upgrade my laptop for FM18?

Thanks for any advice

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Can I run fm 2017 or fm 2018. AMD A4 4300M 2.5ghz up to 3.0ghz integrated graphics, 6GB ram 5.47GB usable, 64 bit windows 10, only 2d engine?

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17 hours ago, HM786 said:

Can I run fm 2017 or fm 2018. AMD A4 4300M 2.5ghz up to 3.0ghz integrated graphics, 6GB ram 5.47GB usable, 64 bit windows 10, only 2d engine?

Definitely enough RAM. Processor is quite slow however, you'll probably be able to run a league or two and 2D engine.

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I've ran a program saying my pc has the minimum requirements to play fm, but when I've played the demo my fan gets really noisy.

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18 hours ago, HM786 said:

Can I run fm 2017 or fm 2018. AMD A4 4300M 2.5ghz up to 3.0ghz integrated graphics, 6GB ram 5.47GB usable, 64 bit windows 10, only 2d engine?

Yes you can run it - but up to you the amount of leagues you run etc. 

It will be fine for the most part - the processor is along the lines of an older i3 processor - and I'd never normally recommend and i3 processor - however the AmD A4 4300m would be ok for running FM.

 

21 minutes ago, HM786 said:

I've ran a program saying my pc has the minimum requirements to play fm, but when I've played the demo my fan gets really noisy.

Your fan is getting noisy as it's being put into action to cool the processor. Fans can get noisy when dirt builds up, dust and fluff etc. Turn off your computer and use a vacuum cleaner to suck the dirt out of the fan area - failing this - you can take it to a laptop repair place to get it cleaned out. 

It should stop it getting noisy - and I'd highly recommend purchasing a Laptop Cooler.

 

 

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Thanks for the info, do you think my pc can run fm on 2d engine smurf any ram issues I may come across it come pre installed with 6GB? , will a dual core processor be fine?

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Seems ok - as said the amount of leagues loaded will slow down the day to day in the game, so find a balance that suits you.

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Hello all

I am also looking for a new/upgrade on my laptop and my main reason for purchasing is to play FM, I have had a look here in HK and I need to purchase through a certain shop so I can pay over 12 months.  My options on availability are therefore limited.

Anyway this one seems really good for the price, can anybody confirm that this would be a good option for the upcoming 2018 version of FM?  Help/advice would be appreciated.  It will cost $6,799.00 HKD which is around 680 - 700 quid.

Cheers

HP HP15-ay129TX

HP15-ay129TX

15.6" FHD/i7-7500U/8

Specification

Processor Intel Core i7-7500U
Operations System Windows 10 Home
Hard Disk 1TB
Hard Disk Drive Speed 5400rpm
Memory 8 GB
Optical Drive DVDRW
Display Screen Size 15.6"
Display Screen Resolution (dpi ) 1920 x 1080
Display Card AMD Radeon R7 M440 (4GB DDR3 dedicated)
Network Interface AC Wireless LAN
External Ports Integrated Multi-Format SD Card Reader, 1xUSB 3.0, 2xUSB2.0, HDMI
Battery (Life) 4-cell Li-Ion Battery
Dimension (WxDxH, mm) 243x25.4x384
Weight (kg) 2.19kg
Warranty 1-1-0
Screen Touch Function No
SSD Capacity N/A

 

 

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what site are you ordering from? I think you can do better.

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15 hours ago, Smurf said:

what site are you ordering from? I think you can do better.

Hey man I'm going to be getting a gaming laptop and am thinking about this one:

 

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/173-asus-rog-gl753vd-gc082t-core-i5-7300hq-2gb-gtx-1050-12gb-ram-128gb-ssd-plus-1tb-hdd-dvdrw-window

Will it run fm17 okay and I assume 18 will be okay if it will run 17. Iv never had more than a few leagues loaded and want to run a lot of leagues and players so taking the splurge and going for a gaming laptop. Other games I wanna play too are things like Sims 3/4 and Rome total war type games. Thanks for your help mate.

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Yes - that is more than good enough.

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Hi guys, sorry for the slight off topic, I recently sold my desktop + 27” monitor and I am now looking to buy a replacement laptop – for FM17 (and FM18!!) of course. In the meantime I have tried playing on my wife’s 15.6” Acer V3-574G which is a brilliant multimedia laptop with great IPS screen but the picture (fonts, etc.) is so tiny at 1920x1080.. I have tried various skins and zooming to 125%,  also did some hacks to allow 150% zoom but at that point it tends to cut off some panels. If I lower the resolution the picture tends to get blurry so my question is which resolution do you guys play at (on 15.6” laptops)?

 

I was looking to buy a 17.3” laptop but I am now worried the size increase will not be enough…

 

Many thanks in advance!

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This might not be the best place to ask, and I am sorry if this is too off topic but: 

If I purchase my laptop here in the US would I be able to use it in the UK over a long period of time? I know the electricity voltage or something is different to the US, but aside from that is there anything else I would need to be cognizant of? 

Also, thinking of getting either this one: 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVMJ713?psc=1

or this as the missus loves her photo stuff and she could do some nice stuff on this I think: 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016C8779U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A20V3TQQO5K574&psc=1

Cheers! 

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On Friday, August 18, 2017 at 21:58, danthemanwhocan said:

This might not be the best place to ask, and I am sorry if this is too off topic but: 

If I purchase my laptop here in the US would I be able to use it in the UK over a long period of time? I know the electricity voltage or something is different to the US, but aside from that is there anything else I would need to be cognizant of? 

Also, thinking of getting either this one: 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVMJ713?psc=1

or this as the missus loves her photo stuff and she could do some nice stuff on this I think: 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016C8779U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A20V3TQQO5K574&psc=1

Cheers! 

Just buy a uk adator for the plug and you'll be fine.

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I haven't played or bought Football Manager since "FM 2013", so I'm a little behind the times as far as the specs are concerned. 

My laptop had an incident with a cup of coffee. Now there's no laptop

I'm looking at a Dell inspiron with i3 7100, 8GB Ram and 1tb hard drive.

Would this run FM2017/18? If so, how many leagues and how big a database? 

Thanks.

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On 8/18/2017 at 08:22, Smurf said:

Yes - that is more than good enough.

I went for this laptop in the end amte:-

 

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-msi-ge62-7re-apache-pro-28ghz-core-i7-7700hq-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-plus1tb-hdd-geforce-4gb-gtx-1050t

 

What kind of spec would you need to run a lot of league and a large database? With the laptop I got I want to run a fair few as I never have run more than 3 leagues at a time on my current non gaming laptop.

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That laptop will be capable of running all leagues with a very large database of players.

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2 hours ago, Barside said:

That laptop will be capable of running all leagues with a very large database of players.

Awesome, thanks for confining mate! Finally get to play FM with as many leagues loaded as possible!

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On Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 18:33, SlayerX said:

I haven't played or bought Football Manager since "FM 2013", so I'm a little behind the times as far as the specs are concerned. 

My laptop had an incident with a cup of coffee. Now there's no laptop

I'm looking at a Dell inspiron with i3 7100, 8GB Ram and 1tb hard drive.

Would this run FM2017/18? If so, how many leagues and how big a database? 

Thanks.

Fabulous!

So many Invisible answers. Thanks, all.

 

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