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    SEGA and Sports Interactive have now released the demo for Football Manager 2012.
    The demo is now available for PC and Mac via Steam and includes the first half of the 2011/2012 season and the new features announced in the Football Manager Blogs.
    The good news is that saved games in the demo will be be compatible with the full game so budding managers can continue playing the season when the game launches on 21 October. Players will also be able to add more playable leagues to the game using the new “add/remove leagues” option.
    Also included are QuickStarts for some of the biggest leagues giving players a chance to try out their skills with teams from multiple countries. These include:

    In-game languages: English, American English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech and Polish
    QuickStart leagues: England, Scotland, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Australia.

    In case you were wondering if your comouter can handle it, the system specs for both Mac and PC are as follows:
    PC Hardware requirements

    OS: Windows XP/Vista/W7
    Processor: XP – 1.4GHz or Faster, Vista/W7 – 2.0GHz or Faster
    Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core, AMD Athlon
    Memory: XP – 512MB RAM, Vista/W7 – 1.0GB RAM
    Hard Drive Space: 2GB
    DVD-Drive: 4x Speed
    Video Card: 128MB 
    Supported Chipsets – Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 or greater; Intel 82915G/82910GL or greater.
    Earlier cards may only display 2D Match Viewer Mode and are not supported. 
    Earlier cards may require the DirectX 9.0 SDK is installed to run the game. This can be downloaded here:
    Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported.

    Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Directx: Version 9.0c (included)
    LAN: TCP/IP compliant
    Input: Keyboard, Mouse

    Mac Hardware requirements

    OS: OS X 10.5.8/10.6.8/10.7.x or higher
    Processor: Intel Processor
    Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 or greater. 
    Note: The game’s performance and/or graphical quality may differ according to your computer’s hardware and/or video card. Computers with high-performance hardware will provide the best game performance

    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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