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    Default Steam Error: "Preparing to launch Football Manager 2012"

    Hey everyone.

    I purchased FM2012 over the counter a couple of days ago and then proceeded to install it on my MacBook Pro with OSX Lion, played it for 2 days without any problems, and then went to play it this morning and it won't work.

    What happens is, I click the FM2012 shortcut on my desktop to start it up, which then starts up Steam, saying "Connecting Steam Account: RedFromNZ" but FM2012 never loads like it was doing so previously. If I go to my Games menu and click 'Play', still nothing. If I go to shut down Steam it says something along the lines of "Please quit FM2012 before shutting down Steam."

    I'm stuck!

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I've even tried uninstalling and reinstalling FM2012. No luck.

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    There a guides for simmilar issues on a PC on steams support site, but not for Mac. I would personally suggest putting in a steam support ticket, and they will be able to help you: https://support.steampowered.com/newticket.php

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    i have issues as well.. it so rubbish i paid hard earned cash for the game.. when i want to play it dont work.. whats the point in me paying for it http://twitter.com/#!/Atiff_uk/media...ic.com%2F7a7mu

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    Bump. I need this solved!

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    Have you put in a Steam support ticket? Or contacted SEGA Customer Services?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt - SEGA View Post
    Have you put in a Steam support ticket? Or contacted SEGA Customer Services?
    Yeah I've put in a Steam support ticket. No reply yet but I'm hopeful. Extremely frustrating to have the game not work after I spent so much money on it!

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    Quick suggestion - can you go to the Steam menu, settings, Download and Cloud, try changing your region there and restarting?

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    I can't even find Steam Menu, settings etc. Where is it located?

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    Its under "Preferences"

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    Well - I'm guessing - on the PC version when you have Steam open, there's a menu that runs along the top of it - Steam, View, Friends, Games, Help. Look or sounds familiar in any way?

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    Literally the only tabs I can find are Store, Library, News and Community. Can't see Preferences anywhere, nor Settings.

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    Right at the top of the screen, next to the "Apple" click "stream", and "preferences" is there.

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    Hmmm.

    https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...5483-YUFN-0521 seemed to be the best advice I can find.

    I have no idea where preferences are though I'm afraid, I've literally never used a Mac.

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    Okay thanks for your help anyway mate. I'm gonna wait for that support ticket to be responded to.

    I've never had good experiences using Steam, be it on Counter-strike or Football Manager, regardless of whether I was on my old PC or my new Mac. Hate the bloody thing!

    Cheers for trying though mate.

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    Heh - they're gonna tell you to do the same thing. I suggest you hunt down those preference - did the advice in post 13 not help?

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    Default Tried It

    I've tried all of this preference stuff and no luck. Anything being done?

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    OK, if you've tried it and you're still having issues, please post details of your DXDiag in here and we'll try to help.

    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...=1#post7184733

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    Mine is working again!!

    Followed Matt's link, about the blob.

    Exit from Steam and go to the ~/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps and delete any listed .ncf files for the specific games.

    Once you have deleted them, re-open stream from THE STREAM LINK not the FM12 shortcut. Then it will ask you to INSTALL again, this will re-download the patch and will hopefully make FM work again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry01234 View Post
    Mine is working again!!

    Followed Matt's link, about the blob.

    Exit from Steam and go to the ~/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps and delete any listed .ncf files for the specific games.

    Once you have deleted them, re-open stream from THE STREAM LINK not the FM12 shortcut. Then it will ask you to INSTALL again, this will re-download the patch and will hopefully make FM work again!
    Is that on a PC or a Mac mate? I'm on Mac. Will give it a go

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    That's a Mac.

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    I'm getting this problem everytime launching the game from Steam.

    "Football Manager 2012 v 12 . 0 . 4 f 233648 quit unexpectedly"

    Any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry01234 View Post
    Mine is working again!!

    Followed Matt's link, about the blob.

    Exit from Steam and go to the ~/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps and delete any listed .ncf files for the specific games.

    Once you have deleted them, re-open stream from THE STREAM LINK not the FM12 shortcut. Then it will ask you to INSTALL again, this will re-download the patch and will hopefully make FM work again!
    Thanks Terry mine is working again. And thanks heaps to Matt - cheers for your advice!

    *** If anyone else finds similar issues as I mentioned in my opening post, then read the comments from Terry01234 and Matt - SEGA ***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry01234 View Post
    Mine is working again!!

    Followed Matt's link, about the blob.

    Exit from Steam and go to the ~/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps and delete any listed .ncf files for the specific games.

    Once you have deleted them, re-open stream from THE STREAM LINK not the FM12 shortcut. Then it will ask you to INSTALL again, this will re-download the patch and will hopefully make FM work again!
    I am embarrassed to even ask this, but where do I find the "users" part of the path mentioned above?

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    Followed the instructions in Terry01234 post, but did not work for me

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    The issue you're encountering is here - http://community.sigames.com/showthr...ooking-into-it

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