Miles Jacobson

Football Manager 2009 patch download details (was authentication and update)

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my code will not work on uniloc or steam and i have tried putting it in by changing the 0 to an O but it still will not take my code on either service. im gettin rather annoyed at this system they r using !!!!!! can someone help me please?

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i have a boxed copy and installed when prompted using steam. it then updated and said game was ready to launch but when i click launch it brings up a window from SoftAnchor asking for a product key as my trial has expired. when i do this it then sends activation request but keeps saying 'could not connect to internet...'

To fix this error all I had to do was change the system date to the correct date :( My verious was a Steam version though so I'm not sure sorry.

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Right, excuse me for being thick.

The torrent download is the patch right? And I can download of one PC and transfer to my laptop via a memory stick right?

That's what I've done and it seems to have worked :)

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Authenticated through unloc and was a smooth easy process ty sega/si i had my doubts bout this system u were using but turned out fine for me.

plus did anyone get some football manager trumps cards free with the game i did

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my code will not work on uniloc or steam and i have tried putting it in by changing the 0 to an O but it still will not take my code on either service. im gettin rather annoyed at this system they r using !!!!!! can someone help me please?

Hi

Have you tried putting your code into

http://keylookup.fm2009.softanchorinsight.com/

SI/Sega came up with this last night to help with the problems people were having!!

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Please post PATCH questions in the appropriate forum - this is not an activation request...

Christ, get some sleep man! :D

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When you have a boxed version, do you have to install the game on your computer before you authenticate and get the update?

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I have entered my code at least 20 times!! check the o' and 0s, and all the other similar letters and still it says invalid code!! how do I sort this please

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Just got my game and before attemping the code I was just wondering whether the code has to be written in Capital letters? I'm guessing no but I don't wanna get it wrong lol

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Hi, i asked this yesterday, but did not get an answer. I try to activate my game trough SoftAnchor, but it says unable to connect to internet. But as you see my internet connection is just fine and i have disabled my firewall.

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i'm having exact same problem Krissern but everything anyone can think of just doent seem to work, on the plus side my call of duty game arrived so i can play that now while i wait for a fix

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Hi, i asked this yesterday, but did not get an answer. I try to activate my game trough SoftAnchor, but it says unable to connect to internet. But as you see my internet connection is just fine and i have disabled my firewall.

I had this problem and fixed it by making sure my system was set to the correct time and date and then reinstalling the patch :(

Sorri if it doesn't work for you...

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I had this problem and fixed it by making sure my system was set to the correct time and date and then reinstalling the patch :(

Sorri if it doesn't work for you...

Fxxxin disgrace, Same with me SI have LOT to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And where is this local tel number we are meant to be able to call?

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i have just installed box version when to activate online, must have typed the code in wrong because got an error so clicked back changed my 0 to a o clicked forward now its been stuck on the 'initializing' screen for 10 minutes, f**king joke it really is do i shut the box and try again but will it promp me to register again i dont no

paid good money for this game and i expect the activation process to run smoothly

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i'm gonna try unistalling it and steam and then install it again and see if it works this time. if that fails i'm leaving football manager till monday cus im working over weekend. hopefully by then therell be a fix for it. i'll report back if reinstalling works.

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Anyone at SI or Sega any idea why I didnt have to authenticate my game when installing it on a second computer? Installed it, then installed patch and it started up without asking me to authenticate

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anyone on SI gonna sort this p***in mess i cant activate every code i type in gives the same error as the guys above

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Anyone at SI or Sega any idea why I didnt have to authenticate my game when installing it on a second computer? Installed it, then installed patch and it started up without asking me to authenticate

If you activated through Steam the first time it stores your license key and you shouldnt need to enter it again thank god!

As for the people with error 51 there are some posts on page 6 which identifty possible solutions for this problem.

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If you activated through Steam the first time it stores your license key and you shouldnt need to enter it again thank god!

As for the people with error 51 there are some posts on page 6 which identifty possible solutions for this problem.

I didnt authenticate first time with steam, I used uniloc

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Steam didnt work. Couldnt connect to Library or something. No problems with my internet connection.

Steam = lack of

Just trying the Uniloc method and downloading the patch via the website.

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When activating your copy of the game. Zero's and O's are virtually identical in appearance on the code itself.

For guidance, please check here for a visual of the font - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/3028118710_f04d50ffdb.jpg

If you are still having trouble, I'm afraid it's a case of trial and error.

Apologies and hope you don't have too many Zero's (O's) in your code.

what an idiotic system then... perhaps O and 0's should be avoided in the future?

i've got a magnifying glass oot and i still cant see the difference between the 2.

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Whomever's idea it was to use 0's and O's on the code needs shot.

This is a nightmare.

http://keylookup.fm2009.softanchorinsight.com/

Try this it worked for me, it translates your code and you can copy and paste.

I didnt authenticate first time with steam, I used uniloc

In that case I dont have a clue, did uniloc ask your to set up a username and password?

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anyone on SI gonna sort this p***in mess i cant activate every code i type in gives the same error as the guys above

azzy red devil (iM a city man but I wanna help anyway-are all FM fans at the end of the day) have got mine sorted now (apologies to the community for previous cussing but no apolgy to SI, they made this fxxk up!) Its the font of the keycode. 0 & O are identical (ignore the flickrr link, that clarifies the 1 / i thing but not the o / 0 thing. Write out all the combos with different 0 o options (I only had 3 but that was 9 options, number 8 did it for me)) and try them in sequence. You have to be patient and disciplined to try them all. Should we the consumers have to do this in 2008?......

Excuse upper case please but THE MOST BASIC OF FONT RECOGNITION SYSTEMS PRINT 0 WITH A DIAGONAL BAR THOUGH IT AND O AS A PLAIN CIRCLE. PERHAPS SI SHOULD GET A STREET WISE 15 YR OLD TO ORGANISE THIS NEXT YEAR INSTEAD OF THE COUNTERPRODCUTIVE CLOWN(S) WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE THIS YEAR. JEEZ SUCH A SIMPLE THING COMPLETELY MESSED UP.

Thank God the game looks like the best yet in the series but these shortcomings will NOT be forgotten.

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Do we have an ETA on the mac update?

Should it be this morning still or will it be tonight?

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Thank God the game looks like the best yet in the series but these shortcomings will NOT be forgotten.

Get a grip mate. So it took you five minutes longer to install your pc game.

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Got the game working now, do you have to load up Steam everytime you want to play Football Manager 2009, as I may want to play and don't have internet connection, I'm new too Steam.

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i the code case sensitive? i enter my code into http://keylookup.fm2009.softanchorinsight.com/ and it says its fine although i only have 1 0/o and i change it and either is fine so assuming someones got the same code and one of us has a 0 one of us a o, still cant activate plus when i try to paste into the activation it only does the first box

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I don't wish to annoy people who are struggling to work there game but to install my game and to activate the game it took about 10-15 minutes with no problems? Seems a really easy process and I did have a few 1's and i's etc...

Hope some of you get yours sorted though, can't imagine how frustrating it is.

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i cant find the activation screen. I follow the link but i just get to www.sigames.com where shows news articles and about patch. Could anyone point me in right direction of activation screen? Thankyou

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You do have to load steam but apparently it has an 'offline mode' which would work fine (I've never used it so I speak from what I've read rather than experience)

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Get a grip mate. So it took you five minutes longer to install your pc game.

Dont even go there, I was at the end of a long process where I queried net connection & many other things - trying all o 0 combos was a last resort - at that point didnt know if the i 1 thing was right though I had a hunch. Why dont you take your pointless unproductive comments to a thread where people are not trying to help each other overcome a problem, hey?

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i reinstalled this time with uniloc and still when i click to play game a softanchor window comes up asking for product key after which it then says failed to connect to intenet. so both steam and uniloc both install it for me but it is this softanchor thing that prevents me fom playing

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tigerhgrrrrr cheers mate i tried that but it dint work literally have one zero tried both still not able, where the fook are si you'd think this forum would be packed on release day

so frustrated!

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Finally got my code working and now need to download a 483MB DLL update which is estimated to take 3 hours.

Must say this is a bit of a shambles.

What was wrong with a simple install and run?

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What a joke? O01IYV why???

Looks pretty straight forward to me does that.

Have a think about it.

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Finally got my code working and now need to download a 483MB DLL update which is estimated to take 3 hours.

Must say this is a bit of a shambles.

What was wrong with a simple install and run?

Because everyone who buys the game legally has to suffer due to the worries of piracy.

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just wondering could this softanchor internet connection problem i have be solved by doing the phone activation because my installation never mentioned activation phone numbers it just gives me an activate online option

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yeah mine too i have no option to activate over the phone, uninstalling, downloading steam and going to try to activate through them

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For those having activation issues...

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=61131

This doesn't always help Miles,

My problem is I have activated my game played it for a bit no problems and then I went back to play it and all I get is this, what a joke!!!!!!!!

OF COURSE THE KEY IS ACTIVE I ACTIVATED IT

I shouldn't need to sign up to a forum, trawl the net for a fix and upload an image to a ftp server all so I can show you guys the problem

I have bought this game legitimately, the least you can do is provide your customers with the service they payed you for!!

I look forward to your reply

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