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jimbo_bwfc
09-09-2008, 13:46
Hi, new poster,

Ive recently got a new laptop(with windows vista) and ive tried putting FM 08 on it. Whenver i try and install it i get this error message...

"C:\Program Files\Sports Ineractive\ Football Maneger 2008\ Fm.exe is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the Software Vendor for support""

Any ideas why im getting it or what i can do to rectify it?


Cheers

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 13:48
Blimey, no idea.

http://www.community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=5

That's the link to the technical assistance forum, they would be better placed to provide help.

chopper99
09-09-2008, 14:20
The first question I need to ask is did you buy the game or is it a copy?

If it's the proper game then the error message is telling you that there is an error with the FM executable. What you need to do is un-install the game and then go to the folder C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive and delete the entire FM2008 folder if it still exists.

Now re-install the game from scratch and try again

trekman
09-09-2008, 14:58
The first question I need to ask is did you buy the game or is it a copy?

Even though I've asked the same question myself in other threads I really don't think that a person is going to admit to having a pirated copy of the game unless they are really stupid.

108
09-09-2008, 15:04
Even though I've asked the same question myself in other threads I really don't think that a person is going to admit to having a pirated copy of the game unless they are really stupid.

I find it unlikely anyone would worry about admitting to owning a pirated copy. The threat of the interent police barging down his front door might concern him, but more probably due to the websites he visits and not the number of pirate CD's he owns.

Neji
09-09-2008, 15:45
I find it unlikely anyone would worry about admitting to owning a pirated copy.

Well, its an instant ban on here.

108
09-09-2008, 15:59
Well, its an instant ban on here.

What if there was a particular person who went around buying all the pirated FM CD's they could find, in order to rid them from the streets and thus doing SI a favour in the long term.

This issue needs to be addressed.

Neji
09-09-2008, 16:02
What if there was a particular person who went around buying all the pirated FM CD's they could find, in order to rid them from the streets and thus doing SI a favour in the long term.

This issue needs to be addressed.

They'd still be funding piracy.

108
09-09-2008, 16:05
They'd still be funding piracy.

What if the person who was selling the pirated CD's was using their income to buy legitimate SI games?

This issue needs to be addressed.

Neji
09-09-2008, 16:10
What if the person who was selling the pirated CD's was using their income to buy legitimate SI games?

This issue needs to be addressed.

They'd still be a pirate. You get the idea. You're just being silly now :)

108
09-09-2008, 16:17
For the record, I do not condone the purchasing or distribution of pirated CD's.

This issue no longers needs to be addressed.

Richard76
09-09-2008, 16:25
Looks like you've all scared poor jimbo away too.

big_sharps
09-09-2008, 19:39
this is actually my problem but work wont allow me to use this site so i asked jimbo to post this for me. it is the real cd of windows and i have found that there is a file in the c drive for sports interactive but says something about win32 not working. any ideas???

rinso
09-09-2008, 19:46
could do with the exact error message, that would help...

also, try doing a "clean uninstall" then reinstall the game, see if that cures it..

instructions on clean uninstall in this thread (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=39303)