To follow on from my previous post, I have uninstalled the game and re-installed it under uniloc option. Exactly same problem:
It simply hangs/freezes when you click to go to Match. This is regardless of 2d or 3d engine being set on or off. The game plays through and sims everything fine... but you cannot go into a match. Whether in attendance or in charge of a team. Any assistance (and not a rant against the company/game) would be helpful, i've paid my money, I'm not bothered about the side issues I just want to get it working.
EDIT: Every fix that Si have suggested for other problems which I encountered on my laptop worked. Therefore I do believe that one magical tech guy will have a workable solution for this problem. Every time I go to match I have to ctrl alt del and kill the program because it freezes.
EDIT 2: To beat the whizzes to the punch I have included below the 'error' from the install log. its nonfatal so should be fine.
Custom Action: com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer
Additional Notes: ERROR - class com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer NonfatalInstallException AddGameExplorerTasks() failed: Failed to retrieve GUID for application
ALSO my graphics card is NVIDIA GEFORCE 8400GS VGA Memory 256mb System Memory 2047 RAM running Quad Core. The cards brand new due to the last one fritzing. However I've never had a problem with FM before and I am mystified as to why the game will not even run the 2d engine. Just hangs when you click Match. An earliar post by Marc asked about screen resolution. I have a wide screen monitor and have the resolution happily defaulted to the one FM wants so thats not the problem. Any help appreciated, after all this time I would expect more people have had this problem and Si hopefully have a work around.