As per yesterdays forum post, we have decided to make a beta version of the 8.01 patch available for people to try.
For those who don't know what a "beta" is, it's a test version that we would normally use internally to test the fixes that have been made.
We have decided to release this to you due to people having issues with the workaround for the closing down bug, and a couple of other long term issues that people have discovered, as well as a few compatibility issues that a few users have experienced on their machines and the Securom copy protection that is being used on the game.
We will be releasing a final version of the patch in a couple of weeks, once we're happy with it and have gone through a full test cycle internally. The final version will also include data changes.
There will be many different versions of the "beta" patch available for the different variations of the game. As these become available, the game name will be in bold lettering.
Football Manager 2008 PC boxed - http://download.sega.com/u/fm2008_patch/fm...1_betapatch.exe
Football Manager 2008 Mac boxed - coming soon (hopefully this week)
WWSM 2008 PC boxed - coming soon (likely early next week)
WWSM 2008 Mac boxed - coming soon (likely early next week)
WWSM 2008 Digital Download - coming soon (likely early next week)
Futbol Manager 2008 Digital Download - coming soon (likely early next week)
The reason for them being available at different times is that the different versions all need different installers, which take quite a bit of time to build, and also need to be tested (the installer) before we can make them live. We appreciate your patience during this time, and they will all go live as soon as we can get them done.
Hastily written, *then edited by Matt - see me after class, Mr Jacobson* legal blurb - please note that, as this is a "beta" version of the patch, it is a test version and therefore not the final version. We haven't finished testing it yet, so use it at your own risk, but we expect it to be ok. Whilst we believe we've fixed the issues, We'd like to hear, of course, if you encounter further problems, so we can try and rectify them.