Football Manager 2013 (PC/Mac Preorder including Beta access) - £19.99 at Grainger Games (online)
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Football Manager 2013 (PC/Mac Preorder including Beta access) - £19.99 at Grainger Games (online)

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Found 2nd Oct 2012
Includes early beta access. Limited to one per customer.

Football Manager is the best-selling, most realistic football management series ever made. Football Manager 2013 celebrates 20 years of games from
the people at Sports Interactive by introducing an array of new features.
This year’s version allows you to take control of any club in more than 50 nations across the world and includes all of Europe’s biggest leagues as well
as database of over 500,000 real-world players and staff.

As well as some landmark new features in the Career Mode, there are now new ways to enjoy your Football Manager experience.
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Do you get a code sent via email, that then activates through steam???
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shepp0

Do you get a code sent via email, that then activates through steam???


For the beta I would assume yes. For the actual game, no, you get the boxed version posted to you.
It'll almost certainly be a Steam activation of sorts though even via the Retail Box.
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ashbournejohnny

It'll almost certainly be a Steam activation of sorts though even via the … It'll almost certainly be a Steam activation of sorts though even via the Retail Box.


Yes, it is. The game's Steamworks, so the game will activate on Steam wherever you buy it from.
I would honestly wait until Jan for this, not only will it be cheaper but they will have released patches so that the game works.

Maybe things have changed this year but in the past (and on FM12) the game has had so many bugs and glitches until the first patch release it really isn't worth it in my opinion

Good price either way.
After cm 97/98(greatest football manager game imo) the manager games just got way to time consuming. But might have to have a look at this one at this price. Good find.
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joeyjoe

After cm 97/98(greatest football manager game imo) the manager games just … After cm 97/98(greatest football manager game imo) the manager games just got way to time consuming. But might have to have a look at this one at this price. Good find.


It includes a "Classic mode" this year, which is meant to go back towards faster gameplay. "Normal" mode is still in too.
what if i dont want to use Steam, there has always been a cd in the past, is this stema only this year. I dont want steam anywhere near my pc
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michaelgordon2

what if i dont want to use Steam, there has always been a cd in the past, … what if i dont want to use Steam, there has always been a cd in the past, is this stema only this year. I dont want steam anywhere near my pc


It has been Steamworks only for a good few years and it's the same this year. What's wrong with Steam, out of interest? Works fine for me.
Erko

I would honestly wait until Jan for this, not only will it be cheaper but … I would honestly wait until Jan for this, not only will it be cheaper but they will have released patches so that the game works.Maybe things have changed this year but in the past (and on FM12) the game has had so many bugs and glitches until the first patch release it really isn't worth it in my opinionGood price either way.



I can't help but completely disagree with this. With the exception of maybe 2 versions. The game is completely playable out of the box. (FM12 was not one of these versions)

The patches improve things certainly, but not to the extent you seem to think.
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joeyjoe

After cm 97/98(greatest football manager game imo) the manager games just … After cm 97/98(greatest football manager game imo) the manager games just got way to time consuming.

CM 01/02 was the peak for me. I'm hoping that the new 'classic' mode on FM 13 will offer a similar experience, but with modern players and nicer graphics. It probably won't though.
Rb_

I can't help but completely disagree with this. With the exception of … I can't help but completely disagree with this. With the exception of maybe 2 versions. The game is completely playable out of the box. (FM12 was not one of these versions)The patches improve things certainly, but not to the extent you seem to think.

I agree that the bugs aren't usually that bad, and the game should be perfectly playable from day 1.

It's annoying how the patches change the game engine so much though, because you can spend ages tweaking your tactics to perfection only to see them rendered useless as soon as the next patch comes along. This wouldn't be too bad if you had the option of not updating, but unless you leave Steam permanently in offline mode, it forces you to update.
Its only 19.50 with beta acess at green man gaming using this code :

GMGFM-C7BEY-U0PMY
burgess101

Its only 19.50 with beta acess at green man gaming using this code : … Its only 19.50 with beta acess at green man gaming using this code : GMGFM-C7BEY-U0PMY



Do you get a physical boxed copy?
i had a cd offline istall for 12 and for 11
Erko

I would honestly wait until Jan for this, not only will it be cheaper but … I would honestly wait until Jan for this, not only will it be cheaper but they will have released patches so that the game works.Maybe things have changed this year but in the past (and on FM12) the game has had so many bugs and glitches until the first patch release it really isn't worth it in my opinionGood price either way.



Picked up mine for £11.38 (sendit.com) in Feb. I'd been playing a downloaded copy of it till then but refused to pay until it was fully patched and fixed
Nezell

Do you get a physical boxed copy?



No, you do not. Its simply the code which you bung into Steam come release.
doonhamer

No, you do not. Its simply the code which you bung into Steam come … No, you do not. Its simply the code which you bung into Steam come release.



Sadly this man is right, I am proud of my collection of FM boxes but they are just taking up space.
Heat from me (not from the girlfriend), should adjust the title and/or description as this is also compatible for those of us with Macs.

I've been away from the game for a couple of years but the new classic mode which eschews a lot of the minutiae that has made recent versions just way too long to get going has drawn me back, damn you SI
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shikoku14

Heat from me (not from the girlfriend), should adjust the title and/or … Heat from me (not from the girlfriend), should adjust the title and/or description as this is also compatible for those of us with Macs.I've been away from the game for a couple of years but the new classic mode which eschews a lot of the minutiae that has made recent versions just way too long to get going has drawn me back, damn you SI


Good point, edited.
Does anyone know if they charge immediately or on release?
Coldplayer

Does anyone know if they charge immediately or on release?


immediately
Are you sure they charge immediately? I ordered this item before this thread and have yet to be charged.
doonhamer

Are you sure they charge immediately? I ordered this item before this … Are you sure they charge immediately? I ordered this item before this thread and have yet to be charged.


Mine has definitely been took. The offer for the Beta is sold out now anyway
burgess101

Its only 19.50 with beta acess at green man gaming using this code : … Its only 19.50 with beta acess at green man gaming using this code : GMGFM-C7BEY-U0PMY



I have ordered this but no sign of the Beta code or any sort of code...help!!
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mkhoury

I have ordered this but no sign of the Beta code or any sort of … I have ordered this but no sign of the Beta code or any sort of code...help!!


The beta isn't out yet, there's no confirmed date for it.
You should have had an email from them with a code to enter into Steam for the beta? If not you may have ordered after the beta places had run out.
doonhamer

You should have had an email from them with a code to enter into Steam … You should have had an email from them with a code to enter into Steam for the beta? If not you may have ordered after the beta places had run out.


i emailed them and they said the pre order beta code were while stocks last and i misse out by 5 minutes apparently. The lad in the email said he managed to find me a spare code though so i'm sorted ;-)
good price
If u preorder from green man do u get the beta access code
Depends, the beta codes are limited in number so it will depend on if they have any left. if its important you should get in touch with them before you order.
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For anyone with a beta code you should be able to download it now (I think it's been up for a couple of hours but I've only just got home). Downloading it on Steam right now!
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