A successful online game is starting to run slow during matches


Jun 14, 2010
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I started an online game with two other serious football manager players the day after the game was released. It is now season nine and the matches have started to run really slow (since the new update a few days ago)

Has anyone else had this problem, if so how can i maybe speed things up like they once were?

Thanks for any replies

There might be a new game starting if i can not solve this problem
Yeah we have a network game on the go aswell with 5-7 players in season 7 and the speed has died since the 13.2 patch. Are SI aware of all the issues with network mode? Because there are lots of bugs and this latest mess up is just too much. Who if anyone tests network mode...13.2.1 patch needed already!!!
Sorry to hear you have the same problem but im glad its not just my current game. Its making the game no fun to play and causing stress and i imagine its the same for you and your fellow gamers. I hope Si games are aware of this as its a total game wrecker! Any other people with similar problems please post, thanks.
We're experiencing the exact same problems!! The host isn't lagging, but all other players are suffering from hanging and massive lag during matches and within the menus... Ruined what was a decent game!!! We've tried all logical fixes, but this is patch related - it must be!!! Steam updated at around the same time as FM too for me, was that the same for anyone else? Would be handy to know, so as to eliminate the recent steam update as a potential cause!
Its an absolute joke isnt it! I imagine your game was fun and fast before the recent updates. Im gutted about it. from going from daily long sessions ive gone to no play at all. This is a massive put off for me and the enjoyment has deteriorated. I feel it must be the update as all other reasons have been tested
Same problem here

Me and two friends of mine are playing since the release of FM 2013 an online game . We have an even odder problem: after 4-5 matches played online, for the other 2 which are not the server keeper, the speed of the game during matches became extremely low...For example, 1 min in match time -from min 58 to min 59 , lets say, outside highlights of course - is gone in 10 real time secs....EA really broke the multiplayer of this game...
Does anyone have this problem? Or are your online game working as fast as they always have?
having the same issue.
my NG im in i have always been 1-3mins slower than the host but now that 1-3mins has turned into around 25mins to complete a match with it set to KEY.
really disrupted what was a very good NG game 6 seasons in.
SORT IT OUT SI GAMES !!!!! Don't they test online play before they confirm an update????? RETARDS
so slow!

My friends and I have been trying for weeks to play an online game. We managed just 11 matches in 8 hours on last play. What the **** is going on? Why do some people take 30 minutes for a game to play, sometimes 45? If it gets worse we'll be playing in real time FFS.

I've trawled the net for some help, called SEGA and no solution. Anyone out there had any joy? If this was any other online game, it simply wouldn't be played at all
I messaged SI games and they said their aware of the sudden loss in speed and are working at it... Thing is how long will we be waiting. Like you say... had it been any other game it would have been binned ages ago...... Sort it out Si Games or lose many gamers... Simple!
Things seem to be back to normal..... For now! 2050 here i come
I have a 2 player going on classic mode and I host. mine is fine but my mate takes ages to play a game does my head in!
Just to say.... Si games you have finally sussed the network play. I've been playing for many years and at this moment in time the speed with all concerned in an online game is the best its ever been!!!
started a game with my friend earlier and we are only 3 games into the season!, im the hose so the speed is fine for me but its taking 15-20 mins for his game to complete and the highlights are only on key. We have done many network games before and its been fine but this one is the slowest its ever been sort it out SI!