Miles Jacobson

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

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How long does the patch take to download?

Steam is updating my game with the patch as we speak. Its 81% complete, and has been updating for 5-10 minutes!

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Ok, so those who bought a hard copy can activate it with steam and play now but I bought directly from Steam and can't? Not happy.

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SI thank you so much for doing it a little bit earlier, i can play now for a few hours before bed time.

Steam gave me some warning about not being able to activate yet, then it said congrats its activated, and now its installing.

Strange but true.

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how can i do it through Uniloc online my disc install takes me to steam

When you first put the disc in the drive and it asks how you want to install, choose Uniloc (the bottom option).

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STEAM as a retailer have been a good retailer, and are sticking to the original release dates, as are most retail outlets. So at the time when STEAM are meant to be selling the game, they will be.

There is absolutely nothing that I can do about this as it's completely out of my hands, and I have been told that that decision will not be changed.

This is a really ******** excuse as there have been some people who are able to activate their game via steam.

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The links for the patch are coming later on. Right now it's only on Steam.

Later on as in? Why does every non-steam user have to wait?

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Finally managed to do it myself, but having to work out the different combinations and trying them, is just bloody stupid. If you do this system next year SI.....Hint.... Dont use both Zeros and 0's

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Thanks SI, although I was kinda hoping you would wait until tomorrow due to me having a Geography exam tomorrow :D No revision for me then it seems! :D

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STEAM as a retailer have been a good retailer, and are sticking to the original release dates, as are most retail outlets. So at the time when STEAM are meant to be selling the game, they will be.

There is absolutely nothing that I can do about this as it's completely out of my hands, and I have been told that that decision will not be changed.

I am confused - what do you mean? I'm in Australia and it says unlock in 1 day, 1 hour.

It's Nov 14th here, and nearly midnight in the UK(?) - what does this mean, that they are allowing the unlock in American time? Does this mean the 1 day, 1 hour unlock will stand and cannot be changed?

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So basically don't buy from Steam now expecting to play the game as soon as it's downloaded-you still have to wait until midnight

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IMPORTANT - IT HAS TO BE IN LOWER CASE

I just tried in capitals and it didn't install, in lower case and it went through.

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yay after 10 minutes fiddling with the 0's and the o's I got it to activate. Miles anything we can do about this problem for fm club or do we have to fiddle around with the code again for that?

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.............w@nkers

Huh? Who's that aimed at?

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Great, I have to wait until midnight because I bought it digitally with Steam but non-Steam users can activate it with Steam and play now? I have to go to work tomorrow, bloody typical.

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just got my 2009 copy from the store but can't seem to activate. Whole bloody code is full of what might be 1's i's 7's or t's and also 0's and O's. Think I tried all possible combinations but can't seem to get it right! frustrating! Code is bloody unreadeble!

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If I use steam to authenticate my game, can I then un-click stream? As in then if I was to install it on my work computer tomorrow could I use uniloc? I just don't want it connecting to the internet via steam everytime I load it up, I'd rather do updates manually, but fancy using stream this one time just so I can get the update/patch now!

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For us who have pre-ordered it at Steam, where is our activation code? I haven't got any...

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This is absolute crap, well done Steam. You pay extra for the privilege of getting the game early through Steam in comparison to the on-line stores where I could have got it nearly £10 cheaper. You for-go receiving a manual, boxed edition and hard copy (so god knows why it costs more) and then when the game is available Steam still tells me the game isn't released so I can't play it yet, when quite clearly people are doing so already and it has been preloaded.

Nice way to annoy your loyal customers isn't it?

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wait till 2morrow then try after the authenticication thing is up

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what do you mean everybody is activating right now arn't they?

No, nobody can activate it until tomorrow.

EDIT: Or maybe not. :o

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why is it now saying 1 day and one hour whereas this morning it was 17 hours? does this mean having pre-ordered etc I must now wait an extra day because I went through stream?

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So basically it would have been cheaper and easier to buy from the shops, then upload onto steam. Theres no real advantage to buying on steam, because they add extra tax onto it when you buy on there too. The Steam system does seem cool though when it does work properly, the way it pre-loads and automatically updates etc.

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wel this sucks , i am an fm player for years, who recently moved to the states , hence the reason i ordered the bloody game ON PRE ORDER OFF OF steam because of the delayed release in america , now only to be told that i have to wait for the 17th November to play , well thx very much si and this will be the last fm i ever buy!

Surley those who buy online anywhere in the world should be able to play as the same time as those who buy online in the uk , as it has nothing to do with shipping the game to distributors in different countries, ridiculous!

ESPECIALLY AS my brother who lives in england already has it in his possesion from a pre order in the UK , a full day before release!!!

Martin

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I believe some people have already manage to activate their game through steam. The problem is with steam, not the activation server

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You can do it now!!

Yeah, that was posted in another thread and it was moved to this thread which I never looked at until now. :o

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Great news, is there any data updates in the patch Harry Redknapp etc?

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I think we all need to take a deep breath and calm down. I too am waiting for the game to be unlocked but hey, what can you do? Im sure were not going to top ourselves if we have to wait a few more hours.......are we?

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Sorry if I'm being thick, trying to digest the changelist.

The patch is only on steam right now and a direct download will follow later????????

Fantastic work getting a release day patch. Full marks.

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This is a really ******** excuse as there have been some people who are able to activate their game via steam.

The people who are able to authenticate their game via STEAM are people who bought the game from unscrupulous retailers who sold the game early.

Later on as in? Why does every non-steam user have to wait?

We've been very clear at every step that people who authenticate through STEAM will get the updates first. The reason is simple - their servers are very fast to upload to, whereas others are slower!

yay after 10 minutes fiddling with the 0's and the o's I got it to activate. Miles anything we can do about this problem for fm club or do we have to fiddle around with the code again for that?

Remember what you typed (that's what I did)!

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Not me i cant it says this game unlocks in 4 days and 10 hours ! nice !

not happy!

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ive got no 0 and no 1's but yet my code wont activate because it is apparently invalid. what a fukn jib.

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Miles, with this year's version having IGA, can't you guys be providing faster servers for a certain amount of time to allow fast and easy distribution of patches?

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cant get it to accept my key - have 2 o's in my code - stupid idea to have both a 0 and a o in the code - who thought of that idea should be shot

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why steam is not going to release it on midnight!? this is UNFAIR, isnt it?

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