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LilFrankie
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Football Manager 2008 Reply with quote

Hello folks - new Mac user, just ditched my hulking great XP/Ubuntu Box (and separate "study" area) for a shiney new 1.83ghz mac mini under my LCD. I've connected via the DVI to HDMI and all seems to be running fine - baring a slight overscan of the screen, but I can live with that.

My main gripe and it's purely because I'm an addict you understand, is Football Manager 2008.

I've got it running but as soon as I I double tap it, the LCD switches from 720p to 1080i, and the game runs in a very small window in the centre of the widescreen.

I've tried the preferences and it won't let me switch to a windowed mode, so I hit google and found some info about running the game from a command line and inserting a 'command_line.txt' file in the folder with the 'fm.app'.

This all seems terribly complicated to run a game! so I figured I'd register here and ask for help - seen as I read a lot of posts here before making the decision to 'go mini' in the first place.

any 'easy' suggestions please? this is driving me mad!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok i have a question.

Do you have a link to this software so i can try it and see if i can figure it out.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there, cheers for the reply.

the game is a commercial job, here's a linky - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Football-Manager-2008-PC-Mac/dp/B000UX6QAU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1220104622&sr=8-1

I realise this doesn't help much! is there anything else I can show you that may?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No actually that helped loads there really doesn't seem to be a lot of graphics power required to play this game so i really wouldn't see why it won't play unless the game is rigged and won't run on the Gma intel chipset
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool.

yeah that's what I thought - it runs on my vista lappy and that's not got any great graphics capability on it.

frustrating the hell out of me I don't mind telling you! That and trying to get crossover to run atm, but that's maybe another story. . .

here's the original info I found and tried to follow - but it doesn't seem to work on my mini, maybe macbook only?

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=6057936
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I can't help with your problem but just to let you know FM '08 runs great on my 1.83Ghz MacBook which has the same GMA 950 integrated graphics as the Mini.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool good to here.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trustory, can I just ask how your mini is connected to your screen? it's the only thing I can think of that's causing my problem as mine is primarily a TV?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LilFrankie wrote:
trustory, can I just ask how your mini is connected to your screen? it's the only thing I can think of that's causing my problem as mine is primarily a TV?

I'm running it on a MacBook. On mine it won't let me set a widescreen resolution so maybe its stuck on a low resolution and thats why its only taking up a small portion of your screen. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey yeah sorry - I should really learn to read! you did say macbook!! Doh!

pass - the TV tells me it's switching from the mac mini setting of 720p to 1080i when I run the game. frustrating!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the TV a Philips by any chance???
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