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stevegrant
14-11-2008, 09:29 AM
As per the subject... have they actually fixed any of the ever-so-slightly fundamental bugs that were in the demo?

CabbageFace
14-11-2008, 09:56 AM
Hopefully it wont crash on vista every second.

Thedelldays
14-11-2008, 11:32 AM
will wait and see before buying this year...FM2008 was not ready when it was released last year so will wait to see what people will say

stevegrant
14-11-2008, 01:05 PM
Apparently they've made a complete balls-up of the new product registration/activation procedure they've tried to implement for this year's release.

It seems that, in order to run the game, you need to have already activated it. If you don't have an internet connection, you can do it over the phone. Good to see that SI are moving with the times and doing away with all that old-fashioned DRM and copy-protection nonsense... :lol:

They've had problems with:
a) some of the characters in the product key printed on the back of the user guide being illegible/ambiguous;
b) activation phone line simply cutting users off after they've entered their product key
c) the download service stating that users don't have an internet connection, despite said users posting on internet forums at the same time

Oops.

Berkshire Saint
14-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Got it about half an hour ago and still haven't installed it. The keycode thing is absolute farce. Useless ****s.

stevegrant
14-11-2008, 02:03 PM
15 hours after the game was released, they've issued a patch!

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=60956

Some ****ing hilarious bugs in there - my favourites:


Fixed rare bug where keeper can fumble save as result of foul off ball between 2 other players

Fixed rare instance of keeper leaving save until ball is already over the line

Fixed bug where keepers allow back passes that are deflected to go into goal
and the best of the lot...

Fixed striker diving to head ball out of keepers hands when yards away
:lol:

Neilza
14-11-2008, 02:58 PM
What a pile of sh1t. Can't believe how poor it has been made. Everything is so complicated and why?? I can't see why you should have to download steam, enters code etc. It should be install and play, but noooo. Not impressed.

maxi_sopez
14-11-2008, 03:00 PM
gettting it on monday, when hand in uni essays! maybe i should just get fm live is that any good ?

Giamlarrahan
14-11-2008, 03:00 PM
Can't play it and neither can loads of other people

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=60961

Saint Matty 76
14-11-2008, 03:02 PM
gettting it on monday, when hand in uni essays! maybe i should just get fm live is that any good ?

Yeah it's awesome, the only bug so far is that because of stupid prices people are doing in the market place Paul Scholes is worth 14m and Di Natale is worth 82.5m. :D

Berkshire Saint
14-11-2008, 03:03 PM
Still being told that I'm not connected to the internet...apparently their server can't cope with the demand. What a joke...

CabbageFace
14-11-2008, 03:16 PM
Cant wait to install this tomorrow now then. FFS.

As per Matt Le god is nowhere to be seen when ploppy poo poo hits the fan.

Colinjb
14-11-2008, 03:21 PM
On the basis of all these bugs, I think i'll pass this year.

Thedelldays
14-11-2008, 03:22 PM
lol...two years running and the game is not ready..

SI or whoever are in real danger of ******* this "game" up as it has a big fanbase

stevegrant
14-11-2008, 03:23 PM
Cant wait to install this tomorrow now then. FFS.

As per Matt Le god is nowhere to be seen when ploppy poo poo hits the fan.
I'm sure he'll still try to defend the indefensible.

The long and short of it is that SI have, once again, released a product that isn't fit for purpose at the time of release (hence having to release a patch 15 hours later). They've tried to prevent piracy with a over-complicated product registration process which hasn't been tested to cope with the likely demand on the first day of release and has proven to be completely incapable of handling the number of requests.

stevegrant
14-11-2008, 03:24 PM
maybe i should just get fm live is that any good ?
The main issue with FM Live is that you're always paying for it, unlike an "offline" version of the game where you pay 30 or however much up front and that's it.

Matthew Le God
14-11-2008, 04:07 PM
Cant wait to install this tomorrow now then. FFS.

As per Matt Le god is nowhere to be seen when ploppy poo poo hits the fan.

I have only just got back from work :)

Iowsaintsfan
14-11-2008, 04:45 PM
it keeps crashing when i try to install it!

Benj540
14-11-2008, 05:15 PM
'tis rather pants this new online b*llocks, steam was having problems earlier and the si website just died.

Benali Saint
14-11-2008, 05:24 PM
Think i will wait then

Niemster
14-11-2008, 05:26 PM
well looks like i have some luck then, installed fine i already have steam for my Half Life games so that was easy, code was fine and now im playing. cant get the patch yet cus the site has died so besides that its all good.

SuperMikey
14-11-2008, 06:18 PM
Well, SI seem to have completely ballsed this up. Way to ruin a pretty damn good series of games..

Is there any way I can download the FM09 database and play that using FM08? That'd be pretty sweet. Answers on a postcard please.

Papa Shango
14-11-2008, 06:56 PM
Still haven't got mine working yet, what a load of crap. Might actually have to leave my room and go out tonight!

Crab Lungs
14-11-2008, 07:05 PM
LOL at the mock up below..

http://server21.web-mania.com/users/bigjimim/other/images/fm09.jpg

On the flipside, what a piece of utter ****. I'm certainly not going to have a pop at Matt Le God though like some on here - ****ing hell, he only does the research!

Anyway, jeeeeesus... typical SI though... You'll get the usual wanngers come online on the SI forum, making it out that they are actually doing the customer a favour and that we're being unreasonable. Surely, surely, after all the ****ing around in the past they could have seen this coming?

To make matters worse, I now can't find my ****ing passport (I gave up trying to install) and thought I'd go do something constructive - Ooops.

saint_stevo
14-11-2008, 08:13 PM
I pre-ordered it with 'The Hut'. Didnt arrive today. F*ckers. Oh well doesnt look like i am missing much

Crab Lungs
14-11-2008, 08:38 PM
I pre-ordered it with 'The Hut'. Didnt arrive today. F*ckers. Oh well doesnt look like i am missing much

It's meltdown on the SI forum and I can understand why.

It's a shambles, you have to activate and legitimise your copy twice (pointless, 'cos the pirates have already cracked it by now, lol) and upon reaching the second stage of activation, no-one can get their game authorised 'cos the servers of host (SoftAnchor - there's a joke in there somewhere) are collapsing under the weight of people trying to activate their game.

Luckily, I activated mine after JUST 3 HOURS but had to re-install because it had installed faulty during the first stage of activation (Steam).

To make matters worse for some, there are a whole host of faults on installation which are screwing alot of people up. Some peoples keys are invalid, some are typed so poorly that it is practically impossible to decipher between 1's, l's, 0's, and capital o's etc... that's just to mention just a couple... Amusing in some ways how much it has backfired on SI as it's probably encouraged many, many people to go out and seek pirated copies.

Oh joy. You're really missing out!

saint_stevo
14-11-2008, 09:51 PM
Hope it comes tomorrow and doesnt work so i have a reason to shout at people in the Indian Call Centre for SI Games

Saint_clark
14-11-2008, 10:07 PM
Thank f*ck I didn't buy it then.

CabbageFace
14-11-2008, 11:44 PM
Im trying to install it now, i heart men.

CabbageFace
14-11-2008, 11:46 PM
Activation key worked. :-LLL!L!!!

saint_stevo
14-11-2008, 11:52 PM
No sleep for you tonight then you big gay bear

CabbageFace
14-11-2008, 11:55 PM
Im going to walk this league,

saint_stevo
15-11-2008, 12:02 AM
Wont win anything with Kids

Matt SFC
15-11-2008, 03:53 AM
Not the best by any means so far...maybe i'm still getting to grips with it.

saint_stevo
15-11-2008, 10:27 AM
Mine arrived today, installed already and its going alright!

CabbageFace
15-11-2008, 02:53 PM
Finally working and its alright.

Must have a cross bar error on it, i have hit it 14 times in 4 games.

Lolism!:smt072

Calvin
15-11-2008, 06:07 PM
Luckily I haven't bothered to buy it yet. :lol:

I knew there were problems.
Gamestation was selling FM09 for just 27.99. It wasn't even selling well at all.

Flyer
16-11-2008, 05:45 PM
Luckily I haven't bothered to buy it yet. :lol:

I knew there were problems.
Gamestation was selling FM09 for just 27.99. It wasn't even selling well at all.

You could have got it for 17.50 at the hut.

Matt SFC
16-11-2008, 10:44 PM
Actually quite an enjoyable game, shame they well and truly screwed up the release. Had Saints up to 4th after about 15 games, but ain't doing to well anymore.

Niemster
16-11-2008, 11:14 PM
i too am enjoying the game, despite the balls up on release the 3D engine is a good inclusion i find, gets you into the games more.