October 31st, 2012
As you may be aware by now, Football Manager 2013 is due to go LIVE at 00:01am Friday 2nd November on Steam. Those of you who pre-order through Steam will find your game automatically updates (as long as it's not open!) at this time.
For those of you playing the beta via a code received from your retailer, if stated within the original email from your retailer and you paid for your pre-order, this too will update automatically.
Otherwise, those of you who received beta codes (for example; from reserving at Game stores) - to update to the full version of FM, you may need to enter a full game activation code into Steam (this will be a different code to the beta code you received previously). For those of you that have ordered a box copy you will find this new code on the back of your manual.
Once you've entered this new code into Steam, your Football Manager 2013 Beta version will update to the full version and download the remaining files needed to do so (meaning you will NOT have to download the game again from scratch).
Hope this makes things clear for everyone.