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INTRODUCTION

- Make sure you close all applications before launching Pro Cycling Manager 2012 so that the game has maximum power at its disposal.
- Antivirus software can significantly slow disk access so you may be required to deactivate it.
- Should you do so, it must be reactivated when you have finished playing.
- If the game fails to launch or if you encounter problems such as crashes, please update the display and audio drivers.
- If you cannot run the game or you are experiencing stuttering, please close any background applications that could be the cause of this (virus scanners, optimization tools...).
- Please update your graphics and audio drivers as well as your operating system via Windows Update.
- If you have two graphics card, please disable Crossfire (ATI) / SLI (NVIDIA) from the graphics card control panel.
- If you have one graphics card with two GPUs, please disable one GPU from the graphics card control panel.






CONTENTS

GAME ACTIVATION: CANNOT ACTIVATE THE GAME
GAME ACTIVATION: ACTIVATE MANUALLY THE GAME
GAME ACTIVATION: RESET THE GAME ACTIVATION

RUN PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2012: CANNOT RUN THE GAME

DRIVERS UPDATE: HOW TO IDENTIFY THE GRAPHICS CONTROLLER
DRIVERS FOR ATI GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS FOR DESKTOP COMPUTER
DRIVERS FOR ATI GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS FOR LAPTOP COMPUTER
DRIVERS FOR INTEL HD GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS FOR DESKTOP AND LAPTOP COMPUTERS
DRIVERS FOR NVIDIA GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS FOR DESKTOP COMPUTER
DRIVERS FOR NVIDIA GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS FOR LAPTOP COMPUTER
DRIVERS UPDATE: HOW TO IDENTIFY THE AUDIO CONTROLLER
UPDATE REALTEK AUDIO CONTROLLERS DRIVERS
UPDATE CREATIVE X-FI AUDIO CONTROLLERS DRIVERS
AMD PROCESSOR DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS XP
OPTIMIZER FOR AMD ATHLON64 X2 PROCESSORS
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 UPDATES FOR AMD FX PROCESSORS
REMOVE DRIVER LEFTOVERS FROM YOUR SYSTEM WITH DRIVER SWEEPER

PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2012 ONLINE GAMING INFORMATION

CUSTOMER SERVICE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT

CONTACT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE OF METABOLI GAMESPLANET ONLINE SHOP
CONTACT THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2012





GAME ACTIVATION: CANNOT ACTIVATE THE GAME

If you have F-Secure antivirus/firewall, please temporarily disable DeepGuard of F-Secure.
If you have PC Tools Spyware Doctor, please disable it.
Otherwise please open your antivirus/firewall then add the files PCM.exe and PCM.cxe, in the Exceptions, located in:

1. Click the Windows Start button then Computer.
2. Open Local Disk (C:).
3. Open the Program Files or the Program Files (x86) folder.
4. Open the Cyanide folder then the Pro Cycling Manager - Season 2012 folder.






GAME ACTIVATION: HOW TO ACTIVATE MANUALLY THE GAME

You can activate manually Pro Cycling Manager 2012 using a Manual Activation Key.
You can get a Manual Activation Key from another computer with an Internet access or from a smartphone.

1. Run Pro Cycling Manager 2012.
2. Enter the Pro Cycling Manager 2012 Activation Key from the activation window and click "I already have an Activation Key" on the bottom left.
3. Click the link activation.cycling-manager.com
4. In Activation Key (Serial Number), enter the game Activation Key and the Hardware Code (from the game activation window) then click Activate button.
5. Copy the Manual Activation Key.
6. From the game activation window, enter the Manual Activation Key and click Next button on the top right.
7. Once the game activated, click the OK button and run Pro Cycling Manager - Season 2012.






GAME ACTIVATION: RESET THE GAME ACTIVATION

Please reset the activation of Pro Cycling Manager 2012:

1. Press Windows and R keys then type REGEDIT in the Run window and click the OK button.
2. Click the Yes button.
3. Open the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER then the key Software and the key Cyanide.
4. Delete the key Pro Cycling Manager 2012 and close the Registry Editor.
5. Run Pro Cycling Manager 2012.






RUN PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2012: CANNOT RUN THE GAME

An updated version of Microsoft DirectX is required in order to run Pro Cycling Manager 2012.
For Windows XP, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is required too.
These components are automatically installed with the game. But for some reason if these components are not installed:

1. Click the Windows Start button then Computer.
2. Right mouse click the Pro Cycling Manager 2012 game disc and click Open.

INSTALLATION OF DIRECTX 9.0C:
Open the folder DirectX 9.0c and run DXSETUP.EXE.

INSTALLATION OF MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 2.0 FOR WINDOWS XP:
Open the folder dotNET Framework and run DOTNETFX.EXE.

Please run the System File Checker in order to scan for damaged or missing Windows files.
This feature may require to have the Windows installation files.

WINDOWS XP
1. Click the Windows Start button then Run.
2. From the Run window, type: sfc /scannow
3. Click the OK button.
4. Follow the Windows files analysis.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7
1. Click Windows Start button then All Programs.
2. Click Accessories.
3. Right-mouse click Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
4. Click Yes button.
5. In the Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow
6. Press the Enter key.
7. Follow the Windows files analysis.






DRIVERS UPDATE: HOW TO IDENTIFY THE GRAPHICS CONTROLLER

1. Press Windows and R keys.
2. Type DXDIAG and click OK button.
3. Click Display tab.






DRIVERS FOR ATI GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS FOR DESKTOP COMPUTER

WINDOWS XP
1. Click 12-4_xp32_dd_ccc.exe
2. Save 12-4_xp32_dd_ccc.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 12-4_xp32_dd_ccc.exe application file and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 32
1. Click 12-4_vista_win7_32_dd_ccc.exe
2. Save 12-4_vista_win7_32_dd_ccc.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 12-4_vista_win7_32_dd_ccc.exe application file and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 64
1. Click 12-4_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc.exe
2. Save 12-4_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 12-4_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc.exe application file and follow the instructions.






DRIVERS FOR ATI GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS FOR LAPTOP COMPUTER

WINDOWS XP
1. Click 10-12-mobile_xp32_dd_ccc_ocl_mod.exe
2. Save 10-12-mobile_xp32_dd_ccc_ocl_mod.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 10-12-mobile_xp32_dd_ccc_ocl_mod.exe and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 32
1. Click 12-4_mobility_vista_win7_32_dd_ccc.exe
2. Save 12-4_mobility_vista_win7_32_dd_ccc.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 12-4_mobility_vista_win7_32_dd_ccc.exe and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 64
1. Click 12-4_mobility_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc.exe
2. Save 12-4_mobility_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 12-4_mobility_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc.exe and follow the instructions.






DRIVERS FOR INTEL HD GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS FOR DESKTOP COMPUTER AND LAPTOP COMPUTER

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 32
1. Click Win7Vista_152254.exe
2. Save Win7Vista_152254.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run Win7Vista_152254.exe and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 64
1. Click Win7Vista_64_152254.exe
2. Save Win7Vista_64_152254.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run Win7Vista_64_152254.exe and follow the instructions.






NVIDIA GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS DRIVERS FOR DESKTOP COMPUTER

NVIDIA GEFORCE 6/7/8/9/100/200/300/400/500/600 SERIES

WINDOWS XP
1. Click 301.42-desktop-winxp-32bit-international-whql.exe
2. Save 301.42-desktop-winxp-32bit-international-whql.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 301.42-desktop-winxp-32bit-international-whql.exe and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 32
1. Click 301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe
2. Save 301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 64
1. Click 301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe
2. Save 301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe and follow the instructions.






NVIDIA GRAPHICS CONTROLLERS DRIVERS FOR LAPTOP COMPUTER

NVIDIA GEFORCE 8M/9M/100M/200M/300M/400M/500M/600M SERIES

WINDOWS XP
1. Click notebook-winxp-266.58-whql-driver-uk.html
2. Save 266.58_notebook_winxp_32bit_international_whql.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 266.58_notebook_winxp_32bit_international_whql.exe and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 32
1. Click 301.42-notebook-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe
2. Save 301.42-notebook-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 301.42-notebook-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7 64
1. Click 301.42-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe
2. Save 301.42-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run 301.42-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe and follow the instructions.






DRIVERS UPDATE: HOW TO IDENTIFY THE AUDIO CONTROLLER

1. Press Windows and R keys.
2. Type DXDIAG and click OK button.
3. Click Sound tab.






UPDATE REALTEK AUDIO CONTROLLERS DRIVERS

REALTEK AC97 AUDIO DRIVER UPDATE FOR WINDOWS XP
1. Click WDM_A406.exe
2. Save WDM_A406.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run WDM_A406.exe and follow the instructions.

REALTEK HD AUDIO DRIVER UPDATE FOR WINDOWS XP
1. Click WDM_R268.exe
2. Save WDM_R268.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run WDM_R268.exe and follow the instructions.

REALTEK HD AUDIO DRIVER UPDATE FOR WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7
1. Click Vista_Win7_R268.exe
2. Save Vista_Win7_R268.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run Vista_Win7_R268.exe and follow the instructions.






UPDATE CREATIVE X-FI AUDIO CONTROLLERS DRIVERS

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi, Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty,
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum, Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series,
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer, Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series
and Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic.


WINDOWS XP/WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7
1. Click SBXF_PCDRVBETA_US_2_18_0015A.exe
2. Save SBXF_PCDRVBETA_US_2_18_0015A.exe file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, run SBXF_PCDRVBETA_US_2_18_0015A.exe and follow the instructions.

PCI Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

WINDOWS XP
1. Click XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0079.zip
2. Save XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0079.zip file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, open XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0079.zip.
4. Run XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0079.exe application file and follow the instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7
1. Click XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0090.zip
2. Save XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0090.zip file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, open XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0090.zip.
4. Run XFXA_PCDRV_LB_1_04_0090.exe application file and follow the instructions.






AMD PROCESSOR DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS XP

The processor driver is compatible with the AMD Athlon(TM) 64, Mobile AMD Athlon 64, Mobile Sempron(TM), Sempron(TM), AMD Turion(TM) Mobile Technology, AMD Phenom(TM) and all Opteron(TM) processors including Quad-Core.

1. To download AMD Processor Driver Version 1.3.2.0053, please click AMD_Processor_Driver_1320053.zip
2. Save AMD_Processor_Driver_1320053.zip file on the hard disk.
3. Open AMD_Processor_Driver_1320053.zip and run setup.exe file.
4. Follow the instructions.






OPTIMIZER FOR AMD ATHLON64 X2 PROCESSORS

The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer update for desktop computer is required, only if you have stuttering and crashes with your games. If you do not have any problem with your games, please do not install this update.

1. To download AMD Dual-Core Optimizer for desktop computer only*, please click DCO_1.1.4.zip
2. Save DCO_1.1.4.zip file on the hard disk.
3. Open DCO_1.1.4.zip and run Setup.exe.
4. Follow the instructions.

*If you have a laptop computer, please do not install AMD Dual-Core Optimizer.






MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 UPDATES FOR AMD FX PROCESSORS

Two Microsoft updates are available for computers that have an AMD FX series processor installed and that are running Windows 7:

1. Download and install the scheduler update (KB2645594 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2645594):

FOR WINDOWS 7 32: Windows6.1-KB2645594-x86.msu
FOR WINDOWS 7 64: Windows6.1-KB2645594-x64.msu

2. Download and install the core parking scheduler update (KB2646060 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646060):
FOR WINDOWS 7 32: Windows6.1-KB2646060-v3-x86.msu
FOR WINDOWS 7 64: Windows6.1-KB2646060-v3-x64.msu

Please run the .msu file by double-clicking it in order to install the update.
You must install first the update KB2645594 then the update KB2646060.






REMOVE DRIVER LEFTOVERS FROM YOUR SYSTEM

Driver Sweeper is a fast tool to remove driver leftovers from your system.
It is very important to remove your drivers on a proper way, because driver leftovers can cause problems like stability and startup problems.
You can use it if you want to update/remove drivers from your system.

How to download and install Driver Sweeper:

1. Click Driver Sweeper 3.2.0
2. Click Installer link.
3. Save DriverSweeper_3.2.0.exe application file on the hard disk.
4. Run DriverSweeper_3.2.0.exe application file.
5. Choose the language and click OK button then Next button.
6. Accept the agreement and click Next button.
7. Do not install the software provided with Driver Sweeper (uncheck) then click Next button.

How to use Driver Sweeper:

1. Uninstall the current display drivers.
2. Restart the computer.
3. Run Driver Sweeper*, select the drivers that you have removed (AMD - Display or NVIDIA - Display) and click Clean button.
4. Restart the computer and install the new drivers.

* For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, please run Driver Sweeper in administrator mode:
- Right mouse click Driver Sweeper shortcut and click Run as administrator.






PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2012 ONLINE GAMING INFORMATION

For the online gaming, Pro Cycling Manager 2012 uses the following ports:

3033 and 3034 in UDP protocol.
17851 and 17852 in TCP protocol.

Please visit Port Forward in order to configure the router of your modem/DSL box.
Otherwise please contact your modem/DSL box's manufacturer for assistance.

To check that the ports are opened and forwarded:

1. Click PFPortChecker.exe
2. Save PFPortChecker.exe application file on the hard disk.
3. Once download done, please run PFPortChecker.exe.
4. Click Next button then I Agree button.
5. Click Next button then Install button.
6. Click Finish button.
7. Run PFPortChecker.
8. Enter the port in Port Number To Check.
9. Select the protocol in Protocol.
10. Click Check Me button.





CONTACT THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF METABOLI GAMESPLANET ONLINE SHOP (DIGITAL VERSION OF PCM11)

The digital version of the game available on the Pro Cycling Manager web site is published by Metaboli GamesPlanet online shop.
The game key and the download links are provided by Metaboli GamesPlanet online shop.
If you did not received your game key and the download links, please check your Spam filter settings and look through your Junk folder.

For all your questions regarding the payment, the download, the installation or the activation of your game,
please contact the Customer Service of Metaboli GamesPlanet online shop:
eu-focushop.gamesplanet.com click (Ask a question)

You can also contact their Customer Service by e-mail by writing to
supportdl.focus@gamesplanet.com or support-shop@gamesplanet.com






CONTACT THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2012

You can contact the technical support of Pro Cycling Manager 2012:

By e-mail to support@cycling-manager.com
Technical Support forum http://www.cyanide-studio.com/forumPCM/