Frequently Asked Questions

Football Manager 2014
Welcome to the Football Manager 2014 FAQ - within this post should be the answers to the majority of questions you may have when running the game, and answers and errors you may come across.

Using your code to activate via Steam

Please follow the steps below to activate the game on Steam:

- Download the Steam client: http://store.steampowered.com/about/
- Install Steam on your computer
- Once installed, open up Steam
- Go to +ADD A GAME at the bottom-left of the window
- Then select Activate a product on Steam
- Enter your pre-release Activation Code
- Steam should now download your game.  

It's gone 00:01am and my game hasn't updated?

- To make sure your game downloads, make sure FM14 is not already running in the Beta version.
- Then if it doesn't update on launch, restart Steam.
- If that still doesn't work, verify your game cache as shown below:

Installing the Game Via Disc

If you have the disc version of the game, please first follow the steps below to activate the game on Steam:

- Open up Steam
- Go to +ADD A GAME at the bottom-left of the window
- Then select Activate a product on Steam
- Enter your Activation Code found on the back of the manual.

Now Steam will be trying to download the full game. Please follow the instructions below:

Activation and Offline Mode

Like previous versions, Football Manager 2014 can only be activated and played through the Steam platform. The game can be purchased as a boxed copy or a digital download, but both versions require Steam and an Internet connection.

Slow Downloads and Connection to Content Servers

If Steam downloads are going slower than expected, please double check your current download region:

1) Start Steam
2) Go to Steam > Settings > Downloads tab
3) Under Download region, select the region that you are in or that is closest to you.
4) You can also try various regions near your location to see if a better connection is available

I'm experiencing issues using Offline Mode

Myth: You must be online to use offline mode
Due to the Steam support article only giving instructions to use offline mode when you are already online, many people think that this is the only way to use it. Luckily, this is false, as an offline mode like this would be rather useless. If you start Steam without an internet connection you will be given the option to start in offline mode.

Changing Installer Language

- Launch Steam
- Click on the top left menu and select "Steam" -> "Settings"
- Select the "Interface" tab and change the language
- Click on OK
- Steam will ask you to restart its client: select "RESTART STEAM"    

You can change the language of Football Manager 2014 following these steps:

Installing the game by Disc but it starts downloading the whole game

- Log in to Steam and click on Library.
- Right-click on the game, select Delete local content, and confirm.
- Insert the first disc into your computer.
- Close Steam (Steam > Exit).
- Press Windows Key + R to open Run
- In the Run window type:

"C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install E:

- Replace E: with the CD/DVD drive you are installing from if is not correct.
- Replace C:\Program Files\Steam if your Steam installation is not in the default location.
- Press OK.  

Windows - System Requirements

Operating Systems:

·         Windows XP (Service Pack 3)

·         Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)

·         Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)

·         Windows 8 and 8.1

Processor:  Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core or AMD Athlon or better

·         Windows XP:  1.6GHz or higher

·         Vista, Win 7 & Win 8::  2.2GHz or higher

Graphics Cards: Cards equal to or better than the following:

·         NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra

·         ATI Radeon 9800

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