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I had Football Manager 2009 running fine on Windows XP, then I recently upgraded to Windows Vista Ultimate, and now it comes up with the aforementioned error. I am aware that when you recieve this error, it means your graphics card is too low spec, but it was running fine on the same computer on XP! Anybody able to share some help on this one?
I can't play the game due to an XML parsing error
If you have a shortcut on your desktop you can do the following:
Right-click on the FM shortcut.
Choose "Properties" from the pop-up menu.
In the "Target" field, add the --reset_preferences command line option after "fm.exe", so it should look like this:
"C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\fm.exe" --reset_preferences
Press OK and then try to run the game as normal, using the shortcut.
You'll want to remove the command after you run the game, as otherwise it will continue to reset your preferences every time you launch.
If you don't have a shortcut you can make one and then perform the instructions on the shortcut you've made.
If you purchased and installed the game through Steam you should be able to find the fm.exe in the following directory:
C:/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/Common/Football Manager 2009/
If you purchased and installed the game from a boxed DVD copy you should be able to find the fm.exe in the following directory:
C:/Program Files/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2009/
Thanks, just tried that and had no luck though. Also tried running it in compatibility mode for Windows XP, no luck.. Any other suggestions?
scrap that, i just updated my graphics card drivers and it works a dime! cheers (:
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