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Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 04:10 PM
PC DEMO =

http://www.fileplay.net/file/6432/football-manager-2010-gold-demo-pc

MAC DEMO =

http://www.fileplay.net/file/6433/football-manager-2010-gold-demo-mac

Quickstarts for the following countries: Brazil, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Wales

Language packs: Danish, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish

Full assets: including player pictures, club logos, competition logos, etc for where we have the license. Full pitch textures, stadiums and sounds.

Scummer
14-10-2009, 04:22 PM
When does the mint choc chip demo come out?

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 05:24 PM
Excellent, gives me a chance to play this before getting Uncharted.
Bye bye FM09...we had some good times.

SuperMikey
14-10-2009, 05:25 PM
Brilliant, 2 days earlier than previously stated! Strawberry version out tomorrow MLG?

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Brilliant, 2 days earlier than previously stated! Strawberry version out tomorrow MLG?

Strawberry version is out now, I'm just trying to find the best link to it and will post it in the opening post.

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 05:39 PM
Strawberry version is out now, I'm just trying to find the best link to it and will post it in the opening post.

Oh FFS :lol:
I'll uninstall the vanilla one while you look...

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 05:42 PM
Agreed price of 500k on Waigo :lol: we wish.

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 05:45 PM
The layout is going to take a loooong time to get used to, but I like it so far.
The squad looks quality, although Murtys physical stats mean a replacement RB is probably first on the agenda...

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 05:50 PM
Agreed price of 500k on Waigo :lol: we wish.

Fiorentina want rid of him and the fee is undisclosed so its hard to tell. Doubt they'd want much for him and we will have already paid a loan fee for the season not included in the 500k which would take the total paid close to 1m which seems realistic.

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 06:01 PM
Fair enough.
Going through the entire list of out of contract players now to find the ones to sign when the full game comes out ;)

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 06:07 PM
Asking price filter, you f*cking beauty.

skintsaint
14-10-2009, 06:08 PM
http://torrent.sigames.com:7000/torrents/fm2010_gold_demo-pc.exe.torrent?DE3E33DFA472FD17E604BF7CAFDE4F99DA2 0B0CD

Strawberry torrent for PC

saint_stevo
14-10-2009, 06:13 PM
Strawberry

http://www.footballmanager.com/index.php?p=demo

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 06:25 PM
Sol Campbell is willing to join Saints, apparently. A Skate, but a Premier League standard defender in League One speaks for itself.

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 06:35 PM
What are your views on the Saints data?

these things take time
14-10-2009, 06:37 PM
Why have our players not got pictures?

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 06:40 PM
Why have our players not got pictures?

Have you got the Vanilla or Strawberry version?

JonnyLove
14-10-2009, 06:40 PM
Ok I don't use torrent software (because I'm not a pikey steeling piece of ****). How do I download the MAC Demo

I am referring to the Strawberry demo not the Vanilla

these things take time
14-10-2009, 06:44 PM
Can you answer my question? Why have our players not got pictures?

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 06:48 PM
Can you answer my question? Why have our players not got pictures?

I asked you an important question to find out the answer...

Have you got the Vanilla demo or Strawberry demo?

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 06:59 PM
Asking price filter, you f*cking beauty.

I knew you always wanted that ;)

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 07:10 PM
Whatever you f*cking do, DO NOT TRANSFER LIST SAGANOWSKI, the rest of the team reeeeeally don't like it :lol:

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 07:13 PM
Jaidi injured for 8 months in my very first game, against Southampton reserves :lol:

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 07:30 PM
I think I should be given some credit for the Glenn Hoddle Academy being on there as I edited the database for 09 to put them in and uploaded it to SI forums.

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 07:33 PM
I think I should be given some credit for the Glenn Hoddle Academy being on there as I edited the database for 09 to put them in and uploaded it to SI forums.

The data for the Glenn Hoddle academy came direct from the academy itself...

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/opinion/blogs/football-manager-2010/Football-Manager-2010-new-features-blog-Day-29-Introducing-our-best-signing-yet-Glenn-Hoddle-article187503.html ;)

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 07:38 PM
The data for the Glenn Hoddle academy came direct from the academy itself...

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/opinion/blogs/football-manager-2010/Football-Manager-2010-new-features-blog-Day-29-Introducing-our-best-signing-yet-Glenn-Hoddle-article187503.html ;)

I don't care, I gave them the initial idea :)
Won't bother with the strawberry version, apparently it's taking 12 hours for some people and it's not worth it for picture packs and club history.

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 07:50 PM
Seems like you can't sell anyone in this game without every other player getting p*ssed off about it - surely a bug? I mean, who really cares about Pulis?

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 07:53 PM
Seems like you can't sell anyone in this game without every other player getting p*ssed off about it - surely a bug? I mean, who really cares about Pulis?

Every player no matter how rubbish like Mr Pulis is, has friends in the squad. They will soon get over it though ;) :D

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 07:57 PM
I sh*t myself when it first happened, was expecting a call from the board ala Clough at Leeds...
If I set Lambert as freekick taker will he also be taking the indirect ones?

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 09:14 PM
Honestly, once SI have ironed out the last few creases, I think they have finally perfected this genre. How will they top it next year? Hard to see how.
Makes CM look like an Iphone app.

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 09:25 PM
Honestly, once SI have ironed out the last few creases, I think they have finally perfected this genre. How will they top it next year? Hard to see how.
Makes CM look like an Iphone app.

There are still loads of features SI want to include so don't worry. The 3D graphics I predict will also improve alot from year to year from now on.

FM10 and future FM's I think will benefit massively from the changes to the way they are tested. The game is alot more "polished" this year and from the months I have been playing it over the summer, has far fewer bugs than ever before.

stevegrant
14-10-2009, 09:27 PM
Right, I don't do torrents, so how would I get hold of a copy of the strawberry version?

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 09:34 PM
Right, I don't do torrents, so how would I get hold of a copy of the strawberry version?

I'm still trying to find good ones. Get the vanilla one for now :)

SaintsAddict
14-10-2009, 10:01 PM
WTF, AC Milan, Roma and Sporting CP are trying to buy Kelvin Davis off me! Otherwise pretty good game. Paterson is probably too good and its hard to buy players. How long does the demo last for?

skintsaint
14-10-2009, 10:04 PM
bah keeps crashing after one game :(

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 10:18 PM
WTF, AC Milan, Roma and Sporting CP are trying to buy Kelvin Davis off me! Otherwise pretty good game. Paterson is probably too good and its hard to buy players. How long does the demo last for?

Really? Looks cack to me, but I assume his potential is good.
And buying players is easy, I got Leigertwood for 400k, David Wright for 420k, Demerit for 700k and could have got Cresswell for 400k if his wage demands hadn't been to high.
Use the asking price filter, it f*cking owns.

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 10:19 PM
bah keeps crashing after one game :(

Are you watching on 3D?

SaintsAddict
14-10-2009, 10:24 PM
Really? Looks cack to me, but I assume his potential is good.
And buying players is easy, I got Leigertwood for 400k, David Wright for 420k, Demerit for 700k and could have got Cresswell for 400k if his wage demands hadn't been to high.
Use the asking price filter, it f*cking owns.

Not really Patersons biggest fan, his composure is definitely too high. Just found out that transfer listed players are easier to buy so I've signed a few including Leigertwood. Dexter Blackstock's pic made me LOL "Gangsta!".

Matthew Le God
14-10-2009, 10:29 PM
The lack of Saints player photos is down to the club not sending them to SEGA. This years squad photo was taken much later than normal, due to all the changes in the summer. Hopefully this will be included in any update patch. :)

St. Neil
14-10-2009, 10:40 PM
Got Neil Mellor for 90k and Smolarek on a free, banging them in so far.

Saint_clark
14-10-2009, 10:43 PM
So far brought in Sol Campbell, David Wright, Jay Demerit, Mikele Leigertwood, Michael Mifsud.
Lambert is god. Schneiderlin seems worse in this game than the last one.

Mark``
14-10-2009, 11:05 PM
Any screenshots of the better saints players stats?

Deanovski
14-10-2009, 11:39 PM
i got amr zaki

Black Sea Saint
15-10-2009, 01:54 AM
The 3D match graphics are really stuttery (think that's the adjective), even when I set everything to low detail. I'm using a dual processor imac with 3gb of memory and a graphics card much higher than the minimum requirement. Anyone else have problems?

Matthew Le God
15-10-2009, 03:31 AM
The 3D match graphics are really stuttery (think that's the adjective), even when I set everything to low detail. I'm using a dual processor imac with 3gb of memory and a graphics card much higher than the minimum requirement. Anyone else have problems?

Have you checked to see if your graphics card drivers can be updated? Also are you running anything in the background whilst playing the game?

skintsaint
15-10-2009, 03:44 AM
Asking price filter, you f*cking beauty.

:lol: that was on FM09

Reinstalled now doesnt crash after one game.

stevegrant
15-10-2009, 10:07 AM
I'm still trying to find good ones. Get the vanilla one for now :)
Is the Vanilla one Mac-compatible?

Tac-tics
15-10-2009, 10:10 AM
you buggerr. My laptop is broke so i cant play it, have to ure phone. Whats everyones opinion?how much cash?

Saint_clark
15-10-2009, 11:18 AM
:lol: that was on FM09

Reinstalled now doesnt crash after one game.

No it wasn't. :rolleyes:

JonnyLove
15-10-2009, 12:09 PM
Is the Vanilla one Mac-compatible?

No it's just you can only get Strawberry through using Pikey Torrent software.

Same boat as me. I Don't use Torrent software so have to play the Vanilla. As I don't want to play the Vanilla and only want to play the Strawberry one I wo't be using the demo. If this is the way SI wish to roll then I think I won't be playing FM10 either. (I mean if they can't even put the demo's on their own site or at least another file download site then what hope is there. I remember the hassle I had in downloading the last patch for MAC in FM08

skintsaint
15-10-2009, 12:11 PM
No it wasn't. :rolleyes:

yeah it was...want a screenie to prove it? :lol:

saintsforlife7
15-10-2009, 01:26 PM
The Vanilla demo opens as a file not an application, what do I open it with?

Clapham Saint
15-10-2009, 02:50 PM
Any reviews yet guys?

I'm not going to be able to give it a try until I get home tonight.

Clapham Saint
15-10-2009, 02:51 PM
The Vanilla demo opens as a file not an application, what do I open it with?

That confused me too...

I resorted to downloading it through steam.

Matthew Le God
15-10-2009, 03:04 PM
Strawberry Demo for the PC

Includes pictures, kits, logos etc

http://www.bigdownload.com/games/football-manager-2010/pc/football-manager-2010-strawberry-demo/

JonnyLove
15-10-2009, 03:59 PM
Strawberry Demo for the PC

Includes pictures, kits, logos etc

http://www.bigdownload.com/games/football-manager-2010/pc/football-manager-2010-strawberry-demo/

Great what about for the MAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Without using torrents)

Saint_clark
15-10-2009, 05:17 PM
Any reviews yet guys?

I'm not going to be able to give it a try until I get home tonight.

Quite simply the best football management sim ever.

Saint_clark
15-10-2009, 05:18 PM
yeah it was...want a screenie to prove it? :lol:

Be my guest :)

Clapham Saint
15-10-2009, 05:21 PM
Quite simply the best football management sim ever.

Any particular highlights in comparison to last years effort?

St Marco
15-10-2009, 05:25 PM
You can download it on steam if you have a steam account.

Thus far i think it's ok. Better then i expected and a clear improvement on 09 in both time it takes to process and in terms of graphics. The stadiums look a bit better which adds to the realism.
But i don't think it is as great as some think, not sure it is worth 29.99 as at the base of it the game is more of an update then a whole new game. But i guess it depends on how much you play it. If you put months into it then it is money well spent. The replay value is a lot higher then most games out these days.

Saint_clark
15-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Any particular highlights in comparison to last years effort?

The tactics creator is immense, it's now really easy to swap a players focus in game without having to fiddle about with sliders, the new interface works really well.
My only major gripe with it is the match speed - the fastest is too fast, you take it down a notch and the ball is moving at 0.1 miles an hour.

Matthew Le God
15-10-2009, 05:43 PM
You can download it on steam if you have a steam account.

Thus far i think it's ok. Better then i expected and a clear improvement on 09 in both time it takes to process and in terms of graphics. The stadiums look a bit better which adds to the realism.
But i don't think it is as great as some think, not sure it is worth 29.99 as at the base of it the game is more of an update then a whole new game. But i guess it depends on how much you play it. If you put months into it then it is money well spent. The replay value is a lot higher then most games out these days.

It is available for under 18. Considering the number of hours most play FM for it works out as value for money imo ;)

Matthew Le God
15-10-2009, 06:42 PM
Strawberry demos -

PC DEMO =

http://www.fileplay.net/file/6432/fo...0-gold-demo-pc

MAC DEMO =

http://www.fileplay.net/file/6433/football-manager-2010-gold-demo-mac

JonnyLove
15-10-2009, 07:26 PM
Strawberry demos -

PC DEMO =

http://www.fileplay.net/file/6432/fo...0-gold-demo-pc

MAC DEMO =

http://www.fileplay.net/file/6433/fo...-gold-demo-mac

MAC Demo Not found:smt075

JonnyLove
15-10-2009, 07:27 PM
This on the other hand
http://www.fileplay.net/file/6433/football-manager-2010-gold-demo-mac

The Worm
15-10-2009, 08:29 PM
Benali is still an active player on the database

Saint_clark
15-10-2009, 08:47 PM
Benali is still an active player on the database

Was playing for Eastleigh last season I think.

gjphilsaint
15-10-2009, 08:58 PM
Anticipating the real thing... wife reserved a copy from zaavi @17.99 for my birthday.

Saint_clark
15-10-2009, 09:20 PM
The biggest question of all now - should I continue with the demo and carry on with this save when the game comes out, or just start a new game when I buy it?

Matthew Le God
15-10-2009, 09:24 PM
The biggest question of all now - should I continue with the demo and carry on with this save when the game comes out, or just start a new game when I buy it?

I'd start again if I were you with a much larger database selected. The demo is just a "quickstart" database and hardly has any players. Also a release day patch/data update will be available and for best results it is better to start a new game after installing the patch.

SuperMikey
15-10-2009, 10:04 PM
Well, here's my verdict so far:

For a start, I don't like the new layout. I'm sure i'll get used to it, but I actually find it quite confusing! Also, the skin makes it hard to see players stats, especially in the Search section. However, i'm sure with other skins being released with the full version/fan made that will improve.

Secondly, the match graphics are quite odd. Whereas in FM09 the players were quite jittery and moved funnily (and had the amazing ability to make the ball move before they'd even kicked it - magic!) they have much smoother movement and better passing etc, but I can't help but feel that the graphics are quite....cartoony, for want of a better word.

I've been a fan of the FM series for a long time, and played Championship Manager for years beforehand, but it looks like I might need to rack up a few more hours before this one wins me over. However, I am very happy to take my judgements back if the full version is better, which i'm almost certain it will be!

(Oh, and good job with the stats MLG, our team is quality!)

saint_bert
15-10-2009, 10:42 PM
How much cash do we have to spend?

Cant wait till zavvi deliver mine in a couple of weeks!!

Royal mail better not ruin this for me!!

Mark``
15-10-2009, 10:49 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/2heagyr.jpg

Charlton who?

Matthew Le God
15-10-2009, 10:49 PM
How much cash do we have to spend?

Cant wait till zavvi deliver mine in a couple of weeks!!

Royal mail better not ruin this for me!!

5m with 1.5m transfer budget, 10k wages left and Markus Liebherr is a "sugar daddy" :)

mynameisthehulk
16-10-2009, 12:27 AM
http://i36.tinypic.com/30if50k.jpg
:smt041

mynameisthehulk
16-10-2009, 12:29 AM
I only just noticed the offer for Pulis after I posted that pic, happy days...:)

St Marco
16-10-2009, 10:53 AM
Been playing it for a fair few hours now and 2nd thoughts are i really like it. I think it really could be the best one i played yet!

The only gripes i can think of are the people in the stands when you score, they move up and down like they do in South Park. Quite annoying!

Other then that the background is either too light or too dark, i know better skins will be out eventually.

All in all i thinks its good. Can see many an hour lost on this one!

stevegrant
16-10-2009, 11:41 AM
*snip* rather large image *snip*

Charlton who?
van der Meyde?! :lol: :lol:

Black Sea Saint
16-10-2009, 02:44 PM
6-0! no such luck for me. I can't keep a lead, my defence is all over the place. Playing 442 and tried a few different mentalities but keep losing. Lambert has just ended a 601 minute goal drought with a penalty! I've signed Neil Mellor and he's scoring a few.

Deanovski
16-10-2009, 08:04 PM
amr zaki is amazing in league one but lambert is ****e...and i think players like mclaggon should be better.

Matthew Le God
16-10-2009, 08:19 PM
amr zaki is amazing in league one but lambert is ****e...and i think players like mclaggon should be better.

Lambert is one of the best strikers in League One on the game Dean :D

Deanovski
16-10-2009, 11:58 PM
he is so bad for me..SO bad zaki is like top goalscoered by 7 goals.

Matthew Le God
17-10-2009, 12:01 AM
he is so bad for me..SO bad zaki is like top goalscoered by 7 goals.

Well then its your tactics not "our Rickie" :D

Maybe he is creating the space for Zaki to score! ;)

Deanovski
17-10-2009, 12:19 AM
hahah ended up playing pato! and he bagged like 7 in 4 games

Saint_clark
17-10-2009, 12:25 AM
Lambert is immense.
There are too many good free players in this years version :( I can't decide who I want so I end up trying to sign them all....

Deanovski
17-10-2009, 12:27 AM
camara wouldnt come...i got ex pompey laurent...
name some frees mate!

Saint_clark
17-10-2009, 12:32 AM
Sol Campbell, Michael Mifsud, Smolarek, Dejan Stefanovic, Rohann Ricketts, Van Der Meyde, Jorge Andrade, Moritz Volz. To name but a few.
Not to mention the bargains you can get on the transfer list; Leigertwood for 400k, Neil Mellor for 95k, David Wright for 400k (perfect for RB).
Henri Camara wanted about 25k a week on my game, how the hell did you manage to sign him?

Deanovski
17-10-2009, 12:35 AM
sign who laurent or zaki? zaki wanted like 9.5k a week bought him for 1.9 mill

Saint_clark
17-10-2009, 12:40 AM
Up to you, if you sign Zaki looks like you'll have to sell Saga.

Deanovski
17-10-2009, 12:42 AM
i tried n one wanted him ahah

SuperMikey
17-10-2009, 01:03 AM
No point in getting Zaki when you already have a top goalscorer in Rickie, you just need some decent foil for him. Nathan Tyson for 300k from Notts Forest seems to be doing the trick right now..

Deanovski
17-10-2009, 01:08 AM
zaki just has summat rickie doesnt plus you can get him on for 1.5 and hes a good prem striker

SuperMikey
17-10-2009, 01:24 AM
Ok, i've got 1.2m transfer budget left to spend, i've shipped out Forecast, Boyle, Patterson, Thomson and Lancashire on loan and i've brought in Max Gradel on loan, Elliot Omozusi on a free and Nathan Tyson for 300k.

Sorted in the striker department now, wingers are looking strong, need to strengthen up a bit at the back though. Bit of pace at the back to counter for Jaidi's....slowness. Any suggestions?

Deanovski
17-10-2009, 01:37 AM
zak whitbread?

Saint_clark
17-10-2009, 01:42 AM
Jay Demerit, 700k.

Deanovski
17-10-2009, 01:48 AM
paterson is bloody good too,as a striker i mean hah

SuperMikey
17-10-2009, 01:54 AM
Gone for Seb Hines from Middlesborough in the end. Good prospect.

Saint_clark
17-10-2009, 02:18 AM
I can confirm it is actually possible to sign Christian Vieri on a free as Southampton.

Mark``
17-10-2009, 10:46 AM
Just getting really into it. Then its says. Thanks for Playing the demo, we are now saving ur game. @@@@

Colinjb
17-10-2009, 12:39 PM
Really enjoyed the demo, can't wait for the full game! I do have a few observations based on the jump i've made from FM 08 straight into this.

- The 3D match engine, really does add a new level of depth to proceedings, so satisfying to see some of the team moves come together, however, it looks so murky! The stadia, while a nice touch are a bit patchy (I never realised SMS had three tiers, surely there can be a way to make these editable, a fan based add on or something like the club badges and kit packs) and the random digitised people simply look stupid. The animations of the players look rather clunky at times too, but in time i'm sure it'll be perfected.
- The new layout, works very well, once I got into it it became quite intuitive. However, is it better? Not sure, would like the option of the old layout.
- Press conferences, initially fantastic but became repetitive very quickly. Again, there is a lot of potential to expand on this and over time it will be better i'm sure.
- Tactics, much easier to tweak things now a lot more user friendly, a big thumbs up!

Smirking_Saint
18-10-2009, 12:42 AM
So.... how long has david jones been a fan favourite then ???

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 01:26 AM
So.... how long has david jones been a fan favourite then ???

Since Chris Nicholl left in 1991 we have had 16 managers. I'm sure you can agree Jones is one of the most popular of those 16. ;)

Genk
18-10-2009, 02:08 PM
Sorry, what does Vanilla & Strawberry mean?

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 02:35 PM
Sorry, what does Vanilla & Strawberry mean?

Vanilla is a very simple version of the demo. It does not have many leagues, no club badges, player photos etc etc.

Strawberry is the glossy and nice version with all included. :)

these things take time
18-10-2009, 03:37 PM
Is there any difference between the Strawberry demo and the full game, apart from how long you can play it for?

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 03:49 PM
Is there any difference between the Strawberry demo and the full game, apart from how long you can play it for?

The strawberry demo only has about 8 nations with playable leagues compared to over 50 on the full game.

The demo game is a "quickstart" game which is basically a savegame on a small database. As it is a "savegame" it means things like computer manager shortlists and PA's for players are the same each time you start a demo game. On the full game this will not be the case and you can have a far bigger player database.

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 03:50 PM
Anyone with data issues for Southampton can post here.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=153551

Smirking_Saint
18-10-2009, 04:03 PM
Since Chris Nicholl left in 1991 we have had 16 managers. I'm sure you can agree Jones is one of the most popular of those 16. ;)

Yeah, but it don't make him a legend

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 04:06 PM
Yeah, but it don't make him a legend

Yes, but then he is not listed as a legend.

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 04:08 PM
Legends: Matthew Le Tissier, Lawrie McMenemy, Ted Bates, Mick Channon

Icons: Peter Shilton, Mark Wright, Nick Holmes, Gordon Strachan, Kevin Keegan, Jimmy Case, Ron Davies, Bobby Stokes, Terry Paine, Martin Chivers, Alan Ball

Favoured Personnel: Francis Benali, Jason Dodd, Dave Jones, Wayne Bridge, Gareth Bale, Chris Nicholl, Tim Flowers, James Beattie, Chris Marsden, Chris Baird, Matthew Oakley, Rod Wallace, Mick Mills, Mark Dennis, Glenn C.ockerill, Kevin Moore, Andrew Surman, Michael Svensson, Antti Niemi, Theo Walcott, Alan Shearer, Marian Pahars, Claus Lundekvam, David Armstrong, Steve Williams

Saint_clark
18-10-2009, 04:20 PM
Looking at the Legends list, I take it that it's no longer limited to only people on the database?

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 04:22 PM
Looking at the Legends list, I take it that it's no longer limited to only people on the database?

Yep, otherwise we'd have Ted Bates commenting on player signings from beyond the grave.

SuperMikey
18-10-2009, 04:38 PM
Yep, otherwise we'd have Ted Bates commenting on player signings from beyond the grave.

Trippy...

Nathan Tyson is tearing up League One for me at the moment, he's got 10 in 8. Not bad for someone that only cost 300k! I guess that the full game will use the same database that the demo does, so he'll still be on the transfer list MLG?
Gave Hull a good run for their money in the LC as well, only lost on penalties because Saga skied his one.

Would be first in the league if it wasn't for those bloody -10 points as well! Sigh..

Smirking_Saint
18-10-2009, 10:35 PM
Yes, but then he is not listed as a legend.

You know what i meant, you are just being pedantic now

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 10:53 PM
You know what i meant, you are just being pedantic now

Not really because you said "legend". There is a big difference between "legend", "icon" and "favourite personnel" on the game so your point really not valid at all ;)

Smirking_Saint
18-10-2009, 10:57 PM
Not really because you said "legend". There is a big difference between "legend", "icon" and "favourite personnel" on the game so your point really not valid at all ;)

Ok, pedantic pete.

Why is he listed as a favoured personel ?? He was pushed out by an old regime, i would expect he despised saints at the time for not backing him up.

Is he really a favourite ?? I don't think so

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 11:00 PM
He was pushed out by an old regime, i would expect he despised saints at the time for not backing him up.


What does that have to do with him being a fan favourite? You are looking at it from the wrong way round.

If we want to go into who is being pedantic, you are the one that brought up that one of the 30 people I choose to be fans favourites shouldn't be one. ;) :)

Smirking_Saint
18-10-2009, 11:01 PM
What does that have to do with him being a fan favourite? You are looking at it from the wrong way round.

Ok, explain to me how he is a fan favourite then ??

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 11:05 PM
Ok, explain to me how he is a fan favourite then ??

Because since 1991 Jones and Strachan are the most popular managers of the club out of the 16 managers we have had in that time.

Smirking_Saint
18-10-2009, 11:24 PM
Because since 1991 Jones and Strachan are the most popular managers of the club out of the 16 managers we have had in that time.

So you HAD to pick two then ??

Matthew Le God
18-10-2009, 11:45 PM
So you HAD to pick two then ??

No I didn't. I agree with you that Jones is low down on the list compared to the others and its easy to question the ones low down on it. I used him because he was a popular manager in Saints recent history and is in the database still.

Saint Samuel
19-10-2009, 03:13 PM
The Legends, Icons and Favoured Personnel all seem pretty accurate to me.

Can't wait to buy the full version now, will probably go down to Game to buy it on that Friday morning, can't risk having this postal strike making me have the game late!

Thedelldays
20-10-2009, 09:47 AM
having played the demo..i think this is the best yet......navigating around the icon can be annoying but will get used to that....

this game (imo) is light years ahead of it competitors...

the 'create a tactic' is a good addition

cant wait to get the full version

saint stu 20
20-10-2009, 10:08 AM
i think its a good thing that theyve revamped the whole layout and made it with greater depth. was starting to get bored of the older versions and am glad im not going to be playing an updated version with the same layout. all signs are pointing to the best fm yet! the little added touches like game philopshy and player press conferences are a good touch!

Crab Lungs
20-10-2009, 10:39 AM
Couldn't get into the demo however I look forward so much to the 'add leagues' in competition editor.

I think I am correct in saying that you can play right down to level 24 of the English football pyramid should you wish to - OK, that will mean you won't have many real players unless you retain the whole database but how could it would be playing as Romsey, Totton etc... :-o

skintsaint
20-10-2009, 11:12 AM
Ive uninstalled it now due to errors but can someone tell me if the player history stats now include the cup games? Hated the fact that FM09 only included league games in their history.

Ta

Barry the Badger
20-10-2009, 01:00 PM
Ive uninstalled it now due to errors but can someone tell me if the player history stats now include the cup games? Hated the fact that FM09 only included league games in their history.

Ta

Funny really, I always liked the fact that the history screen only shows the league figures (which are a more accurate measure of performance), but if you click on the year you can see the more detailed figures for each competition.

Smirking_Saint
20-10-2009, 02:33 PM
When under the tactics screen you click view, it posts up loads of info, including sorting players into free kick taking order, corner kicks etc etc, why not penalty taking ?? This would make choosing your pen takers much much easier

Matthew Le God
20-10-2009, 02:47 PM
When under the tactics screen you click view, it posts up loads of info, including sorting players into free kick taking order, corner kicks etc etc, why not penalty taking ?? This would make choosing your pen takers much much easier

It does show penalty taking

view>attributes>penalty taking

Smirking_Saint
20-10-2009, 02:57 PM
It does show penalty taking

view>attributes>penalty taking

********, there was me going into each player all the time

Good game BTW, wouldn't pay more than about 15-20 for it though as it is just so similar to all other versions. I do believe this is the best one yet don't get me wrong, they will always be similar however

Matthew Le God
20-10-2009, 03:12 PM
********, there was me going into each player all the time

Good game BTW, wouldn't pay more than about 15-20 for it though as it is just so similar to all other versions. I do believe this is the best one yet don't get me wrong, they will always be similar however

You can get FM10 for under 18

Like you say, of course they are always going to be similar and there is only so much you can do in 1 years development time. Most games in other genres are in development for 3/4 years.

RedAndWhite91
20-10-2009, 11:28 PM
Going to be hard saying goodbye to my beloved FM08!

Crab Lungs
20-10-2009, 11:31 PM
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9696/southamptongame2.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/southamptongame2.jpg/)

knocked a little something up with PS earlier.... just wondered what you hardened gamers thought...

some of the stats aren't correct... (age etc) but was just wondering what you thought of the design?

James
20-10-2009, 11:32 PM
does any site still do FM for under 18? as zavvi has gone up to 24 :(

Saint Samuel
21-10-2009, 10:47 AM
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9696/southamptongame2.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/southamptongame2.jpg/)

knocked a little something up with PS earlier.... just wondered what you hardened gamers thought...

some of the stats aren't correct... (age etc) but was just wondering what you thought of the design?

I haven't had a chance to play the demo, new layout looks good, might take me a while to get used though. Our squad looks pretty strong and with a decent tranfer budget for once there shouldn't be a problem signing a back up 'keeper, right back, midfielder and striker to improve.

Saint_clark
21-10-2009, 10:55 AM
If you want to keep Saga offer him a new contract straight away, he is on near 10K a week but asks for around 6k.

Thedelldays
21-10-2009, 10:04 PM
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9696/southamptongame2.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/southamptongame2.jpg/)

knocked a little something up with PS earlier.... just wondered what you hardened gamers thought...

some of the stats aren't correct... (age etc) but was just wondering what you thought of the design?
How do you get it to look like that?

Matthew Le God
22-10-2009, 12:12 AM
How do you get it to look like that?

As he said when he posted it - he made it on photoshop. It is not FM10 it is a mockup he did on an art program.

RedAndWhite91
22-10-2009, 12:20 AM
As he said when he posted it - he made it on photoshop. It is not FM10 it is a mockup he did on an art program.

Loving the 'Delgado disappointed by birthday snub' :lol:

Black Sea Saint
22-10-2009, 04:39 PM
As he said when he posted it - he made it on photoshop. It is not FM10 it is a mockup he did on an art program.

why?

Matthew Le God
22-10-2009, 04:55 PM
why?

I don't know ask him why he made the mock up, maybe he wants a job with SI/SEGA. :)

RedAndWhite91
22-10-2009, 06:08 PM
Just loaded up the demo, haven't even clicked continue yet and already well impressed by it.

Crab Lungs
22-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Well, the reasoning behind it was simple, if a little mad - i can get a little bored over here in my spare time and thought to myself - if made a footy sim, how would i want it laid out?' i just kept typing and drawing and came up with it..might do another screenie if i am bored - just wondered if people liked the layout?

gives me valuabe PS practice too :D

Saint Samuel
26-10-2009, 11:13 AM
When FIFA 10 was released a few weeks ago, a few of my mates went to the store at midnight on the day it was released to buy it. Does anyone know if any shops in Southampton are planning to do the same with FM?

Crab Lungs
26-10-2009, 11:38 AM
Quick question for Matthew Le God - he may or may not know, but...

I've ordered my copy of FM10 through Zaavi and it is to be delivered to my home address in Spain - will this effect the date I receive it? I'm assuming that my copy will still arrive on the release date?

Matthew Le God
26-10-2009, 02:15 PM
Quick question for Matthew Le God - he may or may not know, but...

I've ordered my copy of FM10 through Zaavi and it is to be delivered to my home address in Spain - will this effect the date I receive it? I'm assuming that my copy will still arrive on the release date?

I'm no postal expert :) But if Zavvi's warehouses are in the UK then it is still likely the Royal Mail will have a backlog to clear so it may delay all deliveries of FM sadly.

Clapham Saint
26-10-2009, 03:48 PM
Quick question for Matthew Le God - he may or may not know, but...

I've ordered my copy of FM10 through Zaavi and it is to be delivered to my home address in Spain - will this effect the date I receive it? I'm assuming that my copy will still arrive on the release date?

I know some people don't like steam but if time is an issue you could buy it on steam and download on release day.

Would cost a little more though...

Crab Lungs
26-10-2009, 05:52 PM
I know some people don't like steam but if time is an issue you could buy it on steam and download on release day.

Would cost a little more though...

Yeah, I had considered that - price isn't an issue for me, it's my impatience! I just hope Steam is ready this year for the deluge :o

MLG, thanks for the response - haha, of course, I was finger-crossing that you may have heard a whisper through your connections with SI but understand you're nothing to do with Royal Mail/Zaavi lol.

Thanks anyway...

JustMike
26-10-2009, 08:57 PM
why is it when i download this it wont open???

Matthew Le God
26-10-2009, 09:04 PM
why is it when i download this it wont open???

You haven't given enough information for anyone to be able to help.

Have you downloaded the right one PC/Mac?

JustMike
26-10-2009, 10:20 PM
You haven't given enough information for anyone to be able to help.

Have you downloaded the right one PC/Mac?

yes i downloaded the pc version of the lesser one (strawberry i think its called) downloaded ok but when i try to open it, it comes up with the choose program to open with dialog box.

SO16_Saint
27-10-2009, 10:27 AM
how long will the demo version work for?

Is it limited to 1 season or 14 days or anything, or can you play indefinitely?

Clapham Saint
27-10-2009, 11:28 AM
how long will the demo version work for?

Is it limited to 1 season or 14 days or anything, or can you play indefinitely?

Half a season

SO16_Saint
27-10-2009, 11:31 AM
Half a season

cheers.

off to the shops on Friday it is then!!

Tac-tics
27-10-2009, 11:37 AM
Anyone ordered from Game?

Just had an e-mail promising they are doing everything they can to ensure I recieve the game Friday,according to their tracking system its ready for sending, excited :)

SuperMikey
27-10-2009, 11:38 AM
yes i downloaded the pc version of the lesser one (strawberry i think its called) downloaded ok but when i try to open it, it comes up with the choose program to open with dialog box.

You need to rename the file and put an '.exe' filepath at the end of it.

e.g "fm10demo.exe"

It'll work then - I had the same problem as you.

SO16_Saint
27-10-2009, 11:39 AM
Anyone ordered from Game?

Just had an e-mail promising they are doing everything they can to ensure I recieve the game Friday,according to their tracking system its ready for sending, excited :)

how much did you pay?

Ive just looked on Zavvi and it's 24.

is that about right?

Tac-tics
27-10-2009, 11:44 AM
Yeah that's about right mate, Ive paid 30 for mine so Zavvi seems the better option, just becareful with the strike.

I also recieve a free 'managers notebook' ;)

SO16_Saint
27-10-2009, 11:46 AM
whats the notebook all about??

Tac-tics
27-10-2009, 12:05 PM
Just comes free from game or you can get a coffee mug from hmv

saint stu 20
27-10-2009, 02:06 PM
think ill hit hmv for the game then, last year i got a free mouse, very handy.....i like a freebie

Jimmy_D
27-10-2009, 03:31 PM
Play have a preorder bonus as well, get your name on the cover of your copy of the game.

JustMike
27-10-2009, 04:00 PM
You need to rename the file and put an '.exe' filepath at the end of it.

e.g "fm10demo.exe"

It'll work then - I had the same problem as you.

thanks, worked great :-)

JustMike
27-10-2009, 04:09 PM
still havent sorted out the "windowed" issue. When i play in windowed mode on both 2009 and 2010 the bottom goes off the screen and you cant get to it. why dont they make it so that you can manually resize it?

JustMike
27-10-2009, 04:18 PM
ok, first observations are.. i would like to think of our finances to be better than "ok" and only 1.5 million for transfers?

Matthew Le God
27-10-2009, 04:19 PM
still havent sorted out the "windowed" issue. When i play in windowed mode on both 2009 and 2010 the bottom goes off the screen and you cant get to it. why dont they make it so that you can manually resize it?

Works fine for me. Likely your monitor resolution isn't good enough.

Matthew Le God
27-10-2009, 04:20 PM
ok, first observations are.. i would like to think of our finances to be better than "ok" and only 1.5 million for transfers?

Markus Liebherr is a very rich "sugar daddy" in the database and will pump money into the club as and when needed.

itchen_dan
27-10-2009, 05:08 PM
ShopTo.net has the game @ 22.85 - mine has been dispatched and is on its way according to the site!

Matthew Le God
27-10-2009, 05:17 PM
ShopTo.net has the game @ 22.85 - mine has been dispatched and is on its way according to the site!

Postal backlog and upcoming 2nd strike may delay it though :(

itchen_dan
27-10-2009, 06:38 PM
Postal backlog and upcoming 2nd strike may delay it though :(

Shame really but going by this thread and your comments it seems well worth waiting for! :)

Tac-tics
28-10-2009, 12:03 AM
I must admit, I was a tad worried about it 'doing a champ manager' and going all squeaky clean and changing the authenticity of player transfers and the fee's being utter stupid.



However as possibly the keenest FM fan(apart from MLG) I seriously can say this is the best management sim going. So realistic, with the odd transfer coup and they way you can 'unveil' a signing.



Tactics is brilliant and the match engine is brilliant, the fans look **** hot, the small details like player and crowd movements make a big difference, you have away and home fans now, and only one set celebrate.



Seriously can not wait for Friday.

Matthew Le God
28-10-2009, 12:35 AM
However as possibly the keenest FM fan(apart from MLG)

I always thought I came across as impartial :( ;) :D

JustMike
28-10-2009, 07:14 AM
Works fine for me. Likely your monitor resolution isn't good enough.

its a laptop, so wider than the usual monitor. the res is fine and works with everything else.

itchen_dan
28-10-2009, 12:07 PM
Mine has just arrived!!! Just installed ready to start!!!

Colinjb
28-10-2009, 12:27 PM
Mine has just arrived!!! Just installed ready to start!!!

What? Your full copy? I don't believe you. :p

Matthew Le God
28-10-2009, 03:44 PM
What? Your full copy? I don't believe you. :p

It is quite possible he has. Many people have received it already from online retailers. I got my free one direct from SI this morning, pleased they missed the postal strike. :)

Matthew Le God
28-10-2009, 07:27 PM
http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=157403

Very high review %'s St Marco ;)

mynameisthehulk
28-10-2009, 09:42 PM
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=226191

For the first time in its history, the franchise finds itself second best to Championship Manager in a number of key departments - most noticeable, training, scouting and set pieces - and while its superiority remains intact, its dominance isn't as clear cut as in previous years. Football Manager is still the best, but the chasing pack is slowly, but very surely, closing the gap.

Black Sea Saint
29-10-2009, 12:44 AM
MLG where can I find out about an online purchase (download ala STEAM) for the Mac? I can't find anything on the fm2010 homepage but I noticed in an earlier post you mentioned something called eSellerate, although I can't see anything about game purchase on their homepage either.

Matthew Le God
29-10-2009, 01:46 AM
Unlike the PC version there's no way to provide digital Mac pre-orders, so the Mac download link only goes live when the game is available on Friday. I'll post a link then when it is revealed.

For PC you can download it here...

STEAM - http://store.steampowered.com/app/34000/

IGN D2D - http://www.direct2drive.com/8483/pro...-Game-Download

GamersGate - http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-FM201...l-manager-2010

Gamesplanet.com http://www.gamesplanet.com/UK/pc-gam...0-1545-15.html

But won't be able to play until 30th October

SO16_Saint
29-10-2009, 11:12 AM
is there a way of turning off the annoying match view whenever you go into a match? It takes almost half of the first half to get to the old fashioned score sheet view.

saint stu 20
29-10-2009, 11:30 AM
just heard tesco are selling fm from midnight tonight!

Saint Samuel
29-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Shame there's not a tesco in Soton town centre doing that, nearest one is Bursledon...

http://www.footballmanager.com/index.php?p=article&newsid=3575

saint stu 20
29-10-2009, 01:27 PM
i reckon it will be on sale from about 10ish tonight, if so will be able to play it or has the steam activated thing allowed it to not be available until tomoro?