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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    I did Jack, but you need to be online at the same time as me, and you appeared to have disappeared yesterday.

    Can you make sure you install the 9.1.0 patch please?

    One problem with that...............

    I only have the football manager demo

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    i put the disc in the drive and it wont read it. ive changed the disc and still have the same prob. ive tryed diffrent cds ie fm 08 and music and it works fine. ive updated my cd rom drivers and still wont work. any help anyone

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    I am still having problems playing FM2009! I can load the game and play until matchday, when on submission of my squad selection it crashes with the following error message:

    XML parsing error!

    not well-formed (invalid token) at line1 of highlights.xml

    followed by

    not well-formed (invalid token) at line1 of speed.xml

    Please can anyone help or someone from SI shed some light on this and provide me with a cure?

    Cheers!

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    Will I be able to play 9.1 in Tiger ?

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    Right I am at the end of my teather now!

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    I have error -703 every time I try to activate the game online.

    Of course you cant actually play the game until you do this which is frustrating to say the least.

    It reads on here that error - 703 is simply the server is busy and to keep trying.

    Well I have been trying since 10.30 this morning with no success.

    What can I do? I got the game from Amazon so dont want to go through the hassle of re packaging it and sending it back off!

    What should I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenno View Post
    I am still having problems playing FM2009! I can load the game and play until matchday, when on submission of my squad selection it crashes with the following error message:

    XML parsing error!

    not well-formed (invalid token) at line1 of highlights.xml

    followed by

    not well-formed (invalid token) at line1 of speed.xml

    Please can anyone help or someone from SI shed some light on this and provide me with a cure?

    Cheers!
    Quote Originally Posted by F.Inzaghi View Post
    Will I be able to play 9.1 in Tiger ?
    Hiya,

    Can you ensure the game is not running and then delete the following folders (substituting <your username> with the name of your machine):

    Windows XP:
    Settings: C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\settings\

    Cache: C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\cache\

    Windows Vista:
    Settings: C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\settings\

    Cache: C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\cache\

    Then start up FM again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franco1703 View Post
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    Ok i firstly had Can't set up graphics downloaded your stuff, then update steam, then downloaded the patch, my drives are up to date (the last update avaliable is 2004). Now i have same problem a clock and a L and then it closes after a while sayng it can run and had to be closed.

    I had no problems of any sort with FM2008 with maximum set up (like 20 playable leagues)

    My card is a VIA/S3G Unichrome PRO IGP

    Now my point is you mad life miserable to hundres of people and u never mantion before that new game requirements were so high.

    Just tell me will i be able to run this game or not as I have limited time to bring the game back and get a refund.





    THIS IS MY 4th POST and none of you as bothere even aknowledge it CAN I RUN THIS GAME OR NOT ? SO I CAN THEN BRING IT BACK TO THE SHOP , WHAT PART OF THE ENGLISH SENTENCE " THERE IS A LIMITED TIME TO BRING IT BACK" DON't YOU UNDERSTAND ? THIS IS A WONDERFULL WAY OF THANKING A LOYAL FAN WHO BOUGHT THE VERY FIRST " SCUDETTO" WHEN I WAS STILL IN ITALY MORE THEN 10 YEARS AGO AND THE ORIGAL FM ON THE COMMODORE 64 now just teanswer me please

    No what I am saying it is just a question of no being rude, unless you just wanna steal people money make them believe the game might run and by the time the answer is no there is no more time to bring the game back.

    No does my specification support the game or doesn't and if it does what do I have to do ?

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    neil,
    I only have fm 09 demo

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    I have looked at this fix for the failed to setup graphics system and downloaded the DirectX SDK product:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    several times as described in the sticky, the problem is when I click on it after downloading it comes up with an error saying please use the packer tool to build this executable, anyone know how to fix this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    Have you installed the 9.1.0 patch?
    Where do u download 9.1.0 patch from ??? i have the same problem screen goes black with L in right bottom corner . will this patch make my fm 09 work ?????????? please help someone .

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    Hi,
    I'm still having big problems trying to activate the game with Uniloc. My code is correct and i keep being told it's because i'm not connected to the internet. I have then tried to download the two zip files, the first of which game with error -10, the second zip file then wouldn't open when I tried to open the .exe file telling me I need v2.0 of the .net framework.

    I have downloaded this, but it won't install once I open it. Any ideas? I have been trying and downloading file on file to try and sort this and still no luck. Is there anyway I could get a phone call at some point to talk me through any solution? As I am fast becoming quite disheartened to keep trying as each time it seems to bring a seperate problem.

    My operating system is XP.

    Edit - Just tried the 3rd fix zip file and I get the same .net framework error when I try to open the runme.exe file.
    Last edited by WhatABoy1234; 19-11-2008 at 18:37.

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    hello Neil...............

    I only have the fm 2009 demo so the 9.1.0 updadte is a problem

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    Hi, I've installed the game its accepted the registration code but won't launch it says 'Football Manager 2009 has stopped working' and also 'A problem has caused the program to stop working correctly' can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverr99 View Post
    Anyone else having problems with typing on the game? Whenever I type one letter two come up on the screen? Really poor.
    yep one of many problems , this i have only encountered on the demo , cos i can not get the full version to work !!!!

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    Hi all

    Quick question...I have just installed the game and it now launches through Steam. Bit confused by all this maddness. does anyone know if the patches will have downloaded automatically or do i have to install the now?

    thanks

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    After I've apparently installed the game I get this message - 'the application failed to initialize properly (0xc015ooo2) and I get that every time I click on the shortcut.

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    when i try to install microsoft direct X i get the installation error S1023.

    what the hell is the problem.

    im starting to get ****ed off now.

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    hello Neil dejyothin?............

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersqui View Post
    Hi all

    Quick question...I have just installed the game and it now launches through Steam. Bit confused by all this maddness. does anyone know if the patches will have downloaded automatically or do i have to install the now?

    thanks
    Bonza yes its pre installed through steam...Ace of Base!!

    Up the rovers!

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    This is my 6th post now on this subject... I just want some help so i can get up and running...

    My version of the game crashes after the tactic screen. I don't know why and just want to stop it. I bought the game from GAME and use steam to launch it.

    I've been recommended to use windowed mode till the actual error is sorted but its greyed out... I'd like to know how to be able to windowed mode or the game in the normal way

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    Come on guys - Be fair here. Instead of constantly posting suggesting your question is answered isn't really fair. Yes, we are all frustrated the game isn't working, but your posting of short messages just trying to get people to answer your question first surely can't help and also might push others back that are also waiting for a response.

    I got the game on Saturday, I couldn't played the demo, have tried every solution possible all to no avail, and I like you am waiting for a response to get my game to work. So, please be patient like I and others are having to be too.

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    I keep experiencing the 'failed to load graphics' alert and have tried to install from the thread below however once downloaded am told that this requires packer ?

    Can anyone help please I have now had FM09 for 5 days and have still yet to play this

    Incidentally I have geforce4mx agp8x graphice by sparkle

    Hope someone can help am now desperate !

    Thanks, Carl

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    Hi everyone

    I have the following two errors in my install-log, and hav'nt been able to find any answer to them after searching - any help would be really greatfully recieved!


    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\
    Status: FATAL ERROR
    Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - Error Installing Folder Contents: java.util.zip.ZipException: invalid stored block lengths

    .....and.....


    Install File: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\movies\license.ogv
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - ZeroGpl: invalid stored block lengths

    Anyone come across these? cheers guys, any help would be great - KUTGW

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    Seem to have a problem everytime i try to run data editor it comes up with a message saying configuration is wrong ,have already downloaded dirct x any ideas anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by louis118 View Post
    I have looked at this fix for the failed to setup graphics system and downloaded the DirectX SDK product:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    several times as described in the sticky, the problem is when I click on it after downloading it comes up with an error saying please use the packer tool to build this executable, anyone know how to fix this?
    I have exactly the same problem - have you had a resolution yet please ?

    Thanks, Carl

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    [B]OK im starting to get p****d off now
    Where are the people from SI?

    My problem is that Neil Dejyothin told me to download the patch 9.1.0 but I only have the fm 09 demo not the real game.

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    Anyone found a solution to the disc failing to read problem yet. I have been trying for three days to find a way around this one.

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    Hi there, I am having problems with my installation. I have updated my driver, and I have downloaded and installed the november 2008 direct x update. There was no issue in installation, but when i click to play the game it takes a long time, and then after a while it freezes on a black screen with an L and a loading bar in the corner. it does this every time and i have tried installing and uninstalling several times but its always the same

    here is my system and driver information if this helps. hopefully you can see a problem as i have been trying to get it working for days with no luck. thanks very much for your help, regards, michael

    System Information
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    Time of this report: 11/19/2008, 17:45:39
    Machine name: USER-26223EBBE3
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.080814-1233)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Packard Bell NEC
    System Model: 00000000000000000000000
    BIOS: Award Medallion BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 448MB RAM
    Page File: 526MB used, 528MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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    DxDiag Notes
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    DirectX Files Tab: The file d3d9d.dll is a debug version, which will run slower than the retail version.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
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    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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    Card name: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
    Manufacturer: VIA/S3G
    Chip type: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3108&SUBSYS_D0071631&REV_01
    Display Memory: 64.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: vtdisp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.0214 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 4/6/2005 17:31:26, 3455104 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: vtmini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 4/6/2005 17:31:36, 173696 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71FE6-7248-11CF-5775-0DF0A0C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x1106
    Device ID: 0x3108
    SubSys ID: 0xD0071631
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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    Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_D0071631&REV_60
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: ALCXWDM.SYS
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5780 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 1/28/2005 16:48:58, 2310272 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 26, 25
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 26, 25
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

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    Quote Originally Posted by J lambden View Post
    [B]OK im starting to get p****d off now
    Where are the people from SI?

    My problem is that Neil Dejyothin told me to download the patch 9.1.0 but I only have the fm 09 demo not the real game.
    Mate, have some patience and stop posting various requests for a response. The guy isn't online now so you clearly won't get a response. Like the rest of us, you are going to have to wait. No matter what people are doing they can't always jump to your rescue straight away and solve your problem. They have other things to do and will have lives outside of the game. I have been waiting since Saturday and continue to wait.

    Maybe send him a PM and wait.

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    hey guys, im gettin an "L" in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, and the game then freezes and says its not responding!! any ideas what i can do? Im on XP and Ive downloaded everything ive seen on these threads. I need help - badly!!!

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    Where can i get patch 9.1.0 ?????????????????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainford View Post
    hey guys, im gettin an "L" in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, and the game then freezes and says its not responding!! any ideas what i can do? Im on XP and Ive downloaded everything ive seen on these threads. I need help - badly!!!
    yeah thats same as me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davegrozzy View Post
    Where can i get patch 9.1.0 ?????????????????????????????????
    http://www.sigames.com/downloads.php?type=view&id=384

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    This game is so ****
    It took me 4 days to install because it kept saying "duplicate product activation code" even after i deleted the file suggested, which was supposed to fix it, and then when i reinstalled the game several times it finally worked, and then the game started crashing, so i installed the patch, which fixed the problem, but then i got "ERROR: Cannot run game - Failed to set up graphics system", and i need to download a 500mb file to fix this! FORGET IT

    Well done SI, worst FM ever

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    luckily i didnt have any problems loading the game up, but the only problem i do have is that when i'm playing the game the mouse cursor keeps flickering on and off but mostly off which is really annoying........do u know of any solution to this problem as i have already downloaded the patch too

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    I am so GLAD!! i never bought this game, it sounds to me like SI/SEGA have screwed up, since FM 2006 there have been problems with "ARRAY ACCESS OUT OF BOUNDS" and I have read that it is still there in 2009.

    The whole steam thing has totally backfired, a good idea but come on guys make sure it works, test it properly on machines that aren't used for developing, wasn't there any BETA testing done on this game?

    The whole Champ man to FM thing was great, I went with FM and loved the game, FM 2008 was great until it stopped working with crappy errors that made no sense about loading fixtures etc.

    TIP: GET BETTER PROGRAMMERS!!!!!! I know the SI team read these boards and stuff (Marc Duffy) please Marc, dont destroy your game, its a great game, get some propper developers in and fix the bugs!! DONT LETTHE BUGS REMAIN FOR THE NEXT 3 or 4 RELEASES OF THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your losing customers!

    Its not fair to sell someone something that doesn't work properly, even if you didn't know it wasn't going to work, the idea is you should know and you should ensure you have the propper infrastructure in place to handle the projected amount of customers!

    Its unfortunate about the DDoS attacks but come on, ARRAY ACCESS OUT OF F*****N BOUNDS thats old school error, FIX IT!!!

    Wonder if Eidos still make champ man, might be worth checking that out, or LMA manager that was always a good game, bet their games work

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    Hi

    Can someone please help me?

    I've installed FM2009 and when i go to open it, i get the message "football manager has stopped workin, Windows is looking for a solution" then it can't find one and just closes.

    What can i do?

    Thanks

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    Hiya,

    Can you ensure the game is not running and then delete the following folders (substituting <your username> with the name of your machine):

    Windows XP:
    Settings: C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\settings\

    Cache: C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\cache\

    Windows Vista:
    Settings: C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\settings\

    Cache: C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\cache\

    Then start up FM again.
    Thanks. I haven't been able to access the settings details to amend as such. Where is this found? So far, i have uninstalled and installed several times to no ovail.

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    Default Re: Known issues and solutions - FAQ

    Anyone who is having a problem with their disc not reading, you can activate your disc through Steam. I have activated sccesfully and the game is downloading now. Hopefully i will finally be able to play the game tonight.
    I will post again later to let you know if it works ok.

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    Hi Marc

    I have installed the game and cannot play the 3d game at all so turned it off, now everytime I try to play a game I get the following error

    Directsounderror-2004287480

    the game automaticaly then shuts down. I have a laptop with Vista and have never had any issues with previous incarnations of the game. Like many people I am a long time player and love the game but this is ridiculous (as the 22 pages of posts indicates). PLease can you help??

    Thanks

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    QUESTION and id love an answer i own a mac ive installed everything it all works great and im now getting the patch will this now let me open the editor as i havent been able to as of yet ???

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    Livew1re I have exactly the same issue and have raised a customer service query for the solution - omg ! I Cant believe this - there must be some massive breach of trading standards with the release of this game....what a complete circus...unbelievable. So many different problems - what a complete mess and there doesnt seem to be anything like enough people to sort them out. I think a new patch is needed asap

    My game and demo ran until i loaded the patch now it is @@@@@@ !

    To be honest I would rather have paid my £25 for an updated patch for FM2008

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    Keycode is invalid according to steam

    Have tried changing I's to 1's and 0's to O's

    Still doesn't work

    What can I do ???

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    I am getting both the "Game Unavailable at the time message" and the saAuditMd.dll message. I downloaded the dll link and verifyied my copy of the game. I was able to play last night but when I started it up this morning no dice. Please help.

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    haha i just managed to get it running, about to play my first match and it froze. this is a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbladeash View Post
    This is my 6th post now on this subject... I just want some help so i can get up and running...

    My version of the game crashes after the tactic screen. I don't know why and just want to stop it. I bought the game from GAME and use steam to launch it.

    I've been recommended to use windowed mode till the actual error is sorted but its greyed out... I'd like to know how to be able to windowed mode or the game in the normal way
    I had the same problem's, changed to the windowed mode and most went, but to stop the game crashing before going into a match, you need to turn OFF the 3D match option in "preferences" in game. I'm almost enjoying it now, although it is extremely bug ridden! Hope that helps.

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    I'm a new poster and after successfully loading, activating FM09, keep clicking on the icon to be greeted with...FM.exe experienced an error and needs to close, before being asked whether I want to send a report to Microsoft!! I am useless with computers and basically just wanted to get up and running with this game. I have installed Microsoft Dot.Net Framework as I was advised this would cure the prob, but it still isn't working, I'm getting more and more frustrated and contemplating returning the game and reverting to FM 08 which I had no probs with. Massive plea for assistance in very basic terms.. Cheers

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    I went for the option of installing the game in steam mode, which I now regret. It says its going to take 2 days before the game is ready to play and usually tells me that the game isn't available at the moment anyway. When I try to install the game the other way I get this message after its supposedly installed - the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0 15ooo2) Can anyone help? I feel a bit naive for buying the game now after reading of all the problems on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    Hiya,

    Can you ensure the game is not running and then delete the following folders (substituting <your username> with the name of your machine):

    Windows XP:
    Settings: C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\settings\

    Cache: C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\cache\

    Windows Vista:
    Settings: C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\settings\

    Cache: C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\cache\

    Then start up FM again.
    I Just want to thank you You're my savior! I was going to ask the same thing but for last_saved_game.xml . I couldn't start FM, before i deleted those folders Thank you once again.

    p.s Sorry for my bad English, Greetings from Bulgaria You Did it Again! (Making a successful game)

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    Probable solution for the problem of 'fm.exe has encountered a problem and had to close. sorry for the inconvenience'

    Hi there,

    after days with this problem, and hours of debugging this is what i did:

    open the 'DirectX Control Panel'
    go to the 'Direct 3D 9' tab
    check the following 3 options: 'Software only', 'Enumerate Ramp Rasterizer', Enumerate Reference Rasterizer'
    click Apply.

    run the FM2009.

    i use options '--reset_preferences -windowed -small_screen' for running fm.exe and i have installed the latest Microsoft DirectX SDK (November 2008).

    hope it works for you guys as it worked for me.

    regards
    theo.

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    Anyone experienced the following or overcome it?!

    XML parsing error!

    not well-formed (invalid token) at line1 of highlights.xml

    followed by

    not well-formed (invalid token) at line1 of speed.xml

    Please can anyone help or someone from SI shed some light on this and provide me with a cure?

    Its killing me now not being able to solve this! Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Duffy View Post
    Fix: Please download the following update from the Microsoft Direct X SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5493F76A-6D37-478D-BA17-28B1CCA4865A&displaylang=en

    You should also check that you are running the latest graphics driver, you can do this by visiting the computer manufacturer website, or by visiting the graphics card manufacturing website.

    I have tried to download the update as outlined below however it wont install - I receive the warning needs packer to be installed or words to that effect - for the record I'm using geforce4mx agp8x by sparkle for my graphics

    Please can u help

    Thanks, Carl

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    I keep running into crash dumps at seemingly random intervals. Apologies if this has been mentioned before but anyone have a solution to this?

    cheers in advance

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    Right i desperately need help. I cant find my problem anywhere else on this forum.

    Basically, i bought and downloaded through Steam, activated eventually. Got the game working anf enjoyed fine for 2 days. Next day open my laptop, to find that it wouldnt start up correctly, but eventually after scan disks etc got it booted. Now my task bar isnt working and when i load FM09 up, it starts ok, then when i try to load a game it stops about half way through the progress bar and says "Saved game could not be loaded", so i try to start a new game, i get passed the league set up and about half way through the progress a serious error occurs and it says it has stored it in the crashdump. What is the point of a trashdump?? I've uninstalled and reinstalled through Steam and the same thing happens.

    Please, please somebody help me...

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    it's quite slow on the processing front
    i have a 2.8G processor and 3 Gb RAM and last year i had the same processor with just 512mb RAM and it felt faster, is it just me or has the processing slowed down, incidentally i have match processing set to fastest (can't interrupt) is this due to the 3d engine, which i don't use, as i'm a results type of guy?

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    OK This is where I am at

    I have my own problem, "FM.exe has encountered a problem"

    I come on these Forums and realise the vast array of problems currently on this game, which in turns makes me depressed and think ' will I ever fix my problem'

    In my school someone has Illegally downloaded this game FOR FREE via torrent and has full access to patches and is playing FAULT FREE

    I have paid 30 QUID for (the most anticipated game of my calendar year) and cant even get to the Main MENU

    OOOMMMMMGGGGG HHEEEEEEELLLLPPPP

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    Yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss

    omg venting your anger in the forum really does work

    if you have the "fm.exe has encountered a problem"

    all you do is change your screen resolution settings to 800x600

    low and behold football manager fires up

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    Hi

    I bought game from Memorybits.com and I have a problem during installation - log as follows:

    Basically it is not installing properly - so I get no Icon and no way of starting the game. A real nightmare. Hope someone can help. Thanks

    Free Memory: 1995 kB
    Total Memory: 16320 kB

    __________________________________________________ ________________________

    Install Begin: Wed Nov 19 20:22:48 GMT 2008
    Install End: Wed Nov 19 20:23:09 GMT 2008

    Installed by InstallAnywhere 8.0.1 Enterprise Build 3081, by Macrovision

    INSTALLATION WAS CANCELLED BY USER DURING PRE-INSTALLATION

    User Interactions
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    #Choose Delivery Method
    #----------------------
    DELIVERY_METHOD=Install via Uniloc (using the Internet or Phone Activation)
    DELIVERY_METHOD_1=
    DELIVERY_METHOD_2=Install via Uniloc (using the Internet or Phone Activation)
    DELIVERY_METHOD_BOOLEAN_1=0
    DELIVERY_METHOD_BOOLEAN_2=1

    Summary
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    Installation: Cancelledduring pre-install.

    3 Successes
    0 Warnings
    0 NonFatalErrors
    0 FatalErrors

    Action Notes:

    None

    Install Log Detail:

    Execute Script/Batch file: Steam InternetCheck.exe
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    Get Registry Entry: Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam
    Value Name: InternetConnectivity
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    Install Action: InstallAnywhere Variable
    Status: SUCCESSFUL

    INSTALLATION WAS CANCELLED BY USER DURING PRE-INSTALLATION

    Thanks
    Last edited by budkus; 19-11-2008 at 21:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karteo View Post
    Probable solution for the problem of 'fm.exe has encountered a problem and had to close. sorry for the inconvenience'

    Hi there,

    after days with this problem, and hours of debugging this is what i did:

    open the 'DirectX Control Panel'
    go to the 'Direct 3D 9' tab
    check the following 3 options: 'Software only', 'Enumerate Ramp Rasterizer', Enumerate Reference Rasterizer'
    click Apply.

    run the FM2009.

    i use options '--reset_preferences -windowed -small_screen' for running fm.exe and i have installed the latest Microsoft DirectX SDK (November 2008).

    hope it works for you guys as it worked for me.

    regards
    theo.
    where is the DX control panel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karteo View Post
    Probable solution for the problem of 'fm.exe has encountered a problem and had to close. sorry for the inconvenience'

    Hi there,

    after days with this problem, and hours of debugging this is what i did:

    open the 'DirectX Control Panel'
    go to the 'Direct 3D 9' tab
    check the following 3 options: 'Software only', 'Enumerate Ramp Rasterizer', Enumerate Reference Rasterizer'
    click Apply.

    run the FM2009.

    i use options '--reset_preferences -windowed -small_screen' for running fm.exe and i have installed the latest Microsoft DirectX SDK (November 2008).

    hope it works for you guys as it worked for me.

    regards
    theo.
    Quote Originally Posted by jonny_everton View Post
    Yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss

    omg venting your anger in the forum really does work

    if you have the "fm.exe has encountered a problem"

    all you do is change your screen resolution settings to 800x600

    low and behold football manager fires up

    doesnt work for me. thanks anyway.

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    Hey all, I finally received my copy of FM2009 from play.com...so it's all good!

    Basically i installed the game fine without any hassle, i've downloaded the patch but i don't know where to extract it to, can anyone help please?

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    Hi

    I installed the game on my Mac and played until i came to the 1st match where it froze. I uninstalled and re-installed and now whenever i try to launch game it says

    The application FM09 has quit unexpectedly.

    I have downloaded the patch.

    At no point when i install am i being asked for a key code.

    can you help?

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    Dear neil
    i sent u my email addrres now fix it please

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    graphic detail on mac only set to low. sort it out si

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    Steam problems - keeps freezing

    when loading and playing the game through steam it regularly decides to freeze and will not work again, control, alt and delete has to be done to shut the programme down and then i have load from where it was last previously saved!

    I have taken the match day experience, sounds, player photos and club badges all off to try and make the game more basic thinking it might help to run it, this is not the case although it seems to have helped a little.

    I bought the game on disk and it took me 12 hours of messing around to install it and still couldnt, now this on steam... What next.

    Please help!!!

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    I'm asked to activate the game, I paste and submit, it says activated succesfully, I click okay, and then nothing happens, what am I doing wrong?

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    Will the Mac patch work for WWSM '09?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpearson87 View Post
    Hi there, I am having problems with my installation. I have updated my driver, and I have downloaded and installed the november 2008 direct x update. There was no issue in installation, but when i click to play the game it takes a long time, and then after a while it freezes on a black screen with an L and a loading bar in the corner. it does this every time and i have tried installing and uninstalling several times but its always the same

    here is my system and driver information if this helps. hopefully you can see a problem as i have been trying to get it working for days with no luck. thanks very much for your help, regards, michael

    System Information
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    Time of this report: 11/19/2008, 17:45:39
    Machine name: USER-26223EBBE3
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.080814-1233)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Packard Bell NEC
    System Model: 00000000000000000000000
    BIOS: Award Medallion BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 448MB RAM
    Page File: 526MB used, 528MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    DirectX Files Tab: The file d3d9d.dll is a debug version, which will run slower than the retail version.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
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    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    ---------------
    Display Devices
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    Card name: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
    Manufacturer: VIA/S3G
    Chip type: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3108&SUBSYS_D0071631&REV_01
    Display Memory: 64.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: vtdisp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.0214 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 4/6/2005 17:31:26, 3455104 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: vtmini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 4/6/2005 17:31:36, 173696 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71FE6-7248-11CF-5775-0DF0A0C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x1106
    Device ID: 0x3108
    SubSys ID: 0xD0071631
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

    -------------
    Sound Devices
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    Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_D0071631&REV_60
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: ALCXWDM.SYS
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5780 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 1/28/2005 16:48:58, 2310272 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 26, 25
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 26, 25
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run
    no1 got any ideas for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cw1985 View Post
    I am so GLAD!! i never bought this game, it sounds to me like SI/SEGA have screwed up, since FM 2006 there have been problems with "ARRAY ACCESS OUT OF BOUNDS" and I have read that it is still there in 2009.

    The whole steam thing has totally backfired, a good idea but come on guys make sure it works, test it properly on machines that aren't used for developing, wasn't there any BETA testing done on this game?

    The whole Champ man to FM thing was great, I went with FM and loved the game, FM 2008 was great until it stopped working with crappy errors that made no sense about loading fixtures etc.

    TIP: GET BETTER PROGRAMMERS!!!!!! I know the SI team read these boards and stuff (Marc Duffy) please Marc, dont destroy your game, its a great game, get some propper developers in and fix the bugs!! DONT LETTHE BUGS REMAIN FOR THE NEXT 3 or 4 RELEASES OF THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your losing customers!

    Its not fair to sell someone something that doesn't work properly, even if you didn't know it wasn't going to work, the idea is you should know and you should ensure you have the propper infrastructure in place to handle the projected amount of customers!

    Its unfortunate about the DDoS attacks but come on, ARRAY ACCESS OUT OF F*****N BOUNDS thats old school error, FIX IT!!!

    Wonder if Eidos still make champ man, might be worth checking that out, or LMA manager that was always a good game, bet their games work


    hey ive had problems getting the game running and like ive already said i think its very poor show by all involved and someones head needs to role, but please DO NOT, EVER EVER mention champ manager or LMA as sufficient substitutes for FM, now i have the game running and ive installed the patch and its really good IMO, nothing comes close. But saying that, i am really angry with the way FM is released - in effect incomplete and unfinished . . needing patches and so on . . . and lets face it these programmers are probably all working to deadlines set by bloodsucking profiteers who dont give a turd about you and me, they care about money period, and now they assume there loosing x amount of money through pirates so come up with the activation idea and presumably force it through even though the programmers or whoever it concerns probably knew in advance this wasnt going to be a smooth launch.

    hey i might be deemed naive here but why dont they concentrate on finishing a game fully - without bugs and fully tested in all areas and forget about profit and figures for once, so what if we go a year without a new FM, they could improve it dramaticaly in that time, while releasing update patches for the latest transfers and stuff for the current game.

    ok maybe thats a bit extreme

    but this has been a disaster and has put lots of people off the game for good and made the whole brand look like a bunch of amatures

    i dont claim to know what goes on behind the scenes, all of the above is speculation but id bet my arse all these problems are down to making more money and that really really makes me upset

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    Anyone got the fix for the -1 error??

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    MPearson, you are showing 448MB RAM, which is likely your issue, the min requirements is 512. As your graphics are shared 64MB is taken from your system RAM to compensate. Dont worry tho, replacement RAM is dirt cheap and easy to install! This will likely solve your issue, if not then a better graphics card will (the one u list is pretty poor)

    If you want to hold off til tomorrow send me a PM, and i will respond when i have tested tomorrow - I have a similar machine, XP2800 Athlon, 512MB RAM with 64MB shared and it wont run for me either, however am upgrading laptop tomorrow to 1024MB for the princely sum of £15 lol!

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    hi guys- i have a problem with my game. i cant play any games, everytime i go to play match the game crashes. i have downloaded the patch and everything is installed correctly. has anyone got any idea when another patch will be released so that i can actually play the game. not saying that in a cheeky manner just asking if anybody knows , cheers guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatABoy1234 View Post
    Anyone got the fix for the -1 error??
    Can you read the instructions here and downloaded the latest script made available (v7):
    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=65715

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    Can you read the instructions here and downloaded the latest script made available (v7):
    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=65715
    Hi Neil,
    I have just tried this. However, I can't open the runme.exe file, it then tells me to download the v2.0 .net framework. When I try to install this I get an error, is there anyway you can help with this?

    Many Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by klasing View Post
    MPearson, you are showing 448MB RAM, which is likely your issue, the min requirements is 512. As your graphics are shared 64MB is taken from your system RAM to compensate. Dont worry tho, replacement RAM is dirt cheap and easy to install! This will likely solve your issue, if not then a better graphics card will (the one u list is pretty poor)

    If you want to hold off til tomorrow send me a PM, and i will respond when i have tested tomorrow - I have a similar machine, XP2800 Athlon, 512MB RAM with 64MB shared and it wont run for me either, however am upgrading laptop tomorrow to 1024MB for the princely sum of £15 lol!
    thanks, its actually working for me now!! Neil Dejyothin sent me a file and it has solved it!

    it is running really slow, but its running which will do for me for now!!!!!!!!!!!!! its took days to get this far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staffs Blade View Post
    I'm a new poster and after successfully loading, activating FM09, keep clicking on the icon to be greeted with...FM.exe experienced an error and needs to close, before being asked whether I want to send a report to Microsoft!! I am useless with computers and basically just wanted to get up and running with this game. I have installed Microsoft Dot.Net Framework as I was advised this would cure the prob, but it still isn't working, I'm getting more and more frustrated and contemplating returning the game and reverting to FM 08 which I had no probs with. Massive plea for assistance in very basic terms.. Cheers
    Exactly the same problem here, i have tried everything that has been suggested to no avail. Really frustrated, hoping for a solution soon

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    Sorry for reposting, but if anyone knows what to do with the following problems I'd appreciate it if they could help out!

    from the install.log ...

    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\
    Status: FATAL ERROR
    Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - Error Installing Folder Contents: java.util.zip.ZipException: invalid stored block lengths

    .....and.....


    Install File: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\movies\license.ogv
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - ZeroGpl: invalid stored block lengths

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    im having problems running fm2009 everytime i install it doesnt appear on my program files and if i try to run it windows keeps crashing and restoring i have all the upto date graphics and audio any1 any idea of how to overcome these problems?

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    grrr

    Brought the game and everything went fine, loaded, activated, played a couple of matches and everything fine!

    Noticed a new patch and installed this through BitTorrent. Downloaded and everything fine. Tweaked the game editor (as i did originally) and again everything loads fine. Problem is after a while everything freezes! No reason given, no error messages. Left it for a while and nothing happens. No set time as to when this happens. Once when submitting a team, once when just looking at club info so very random!

    Any ideas what the problem is and what i can do to fix it?

    Note, i have a laptop brought earlier this year on vista so well within spec!!

    Cheers,

    Rob

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    Put it in windowed mode, this stops this problem. Main page (before you load or start new game) then click preferences, then windowed mode. This is the temp answer until the fix it. although i dont actually mind windowed mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag69 View Post
    Put it in windowed mode, this stops this problem. Main page (before you load or start new game) then click preferences, then windowed mode. This is the temp answer until the fix it. although i dont actually mind windowed mode.
    cheers mate, i'll give it a try and see how it goes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag69 View Post
    Mine plays but keeps freezing and saying 'football manager not responding' so i leave it a while and sometimes it starts working again and sometimes I have to go into task manager and come out of the game.

    Why?

    thanks

    Still not had a response to this and its still doing it. Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeskin_38 View Post
    i also have the problem stated above, FM cannot work well in Vista
    everytime when i go into the "submit team selection" or "go to match" sceen, the computer freeze and find that FM does not reponse

    my brother play FM on another computer with window XP............. and he has no such problem
    what can i do now??? i have bought FM on the release day but cannot play a match, what the hell


    Put it in windowed mode, this stops this problem. Main page (before you load or start new game) then click preferences, then windowed mode. This is the temp answer until the fix it. although i dont actually mind windowed mode.

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    hi guys i have problem with Cannot run game: failed to set up graphics system error!
    i install Microsoft DirectX SDK but still i have the same problem i also try to update my graphic card but still no luck
    i have ati radeon 9250 is there any othere suggestion to resolve this problem?
    PLEASE HELP!!

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    you need to put in in windowed mode!

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    I've installed and activated fine. When I go to run fm09 I get the following:

    'fm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience' message.

    Any ideas how to fix this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag69 View Post
    you need to put in in windowed mode!
    can you please tell me how to do that
    thanks

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    Hello all.

    I'm running it on a laptop, with a graphics card that's below the requirement (it's an ATI Mobility Radeon X300).

    Anyway, I figured I wouldn't be able to run an all-singing, all dancing version with 3D etc. But I was hoping the game would be playable.

    However, as soon as I start playing, the screen flickers incessantly. Will this simply be because the graphics card isn't up to the job? (It's a shame if that's the case, as obviously I can't upgrade my graphics card?)

    Thanks in advance.

    (PS - I've tried windowed mode; it makes no difference)

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbladeash View Post
    This is my 6th post now on this subject... I just want some help so i can get up and running...

    My version of the game crashes after the tactic screen. I don't know why and just want to stop it. I bought the game from GAME and use steam to launch it.

    I've been recommended to use windowed mode till the actual error is sorted but its greyed out... I'd like to know how to be able to windowed mode or the game in the normal way
    Bless ya, I have read this whole bloody thread (thousands of posts) and you along many have been ignored.

    Try this babe:


    1. Right click on the FM09 icon on your desktop & click properties.
    2. In the target field, add "-windowed -small_screen" at the end of the target, with a space between the target & "-windowed -small_screen" & obviously no quotation marks.
    3. Click ok & you should be able to play in windowed mode next time you run FM09

    Danielle

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthraXX View Post
    can you please tell me how to do that
    thanks
    Go onto the main screen (where it gives you the options of new game, load game etcc...) click on preferences (bottom right of main screen) and then near the top it says display and there is a drop down menu, click on that and click on windowed mode.

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    READ IF YOUR HAVING FREEZING PROBS OR YOUR WINDOWED MODE IS GREYED OUT!!!

    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=64936

    Hope this helps people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbladeash View Post
    This is my 6th post now on this subject... I just want some help so i can get up and running...

    My version of the game crashes after the tactic screen. I don't know why and just want to stop it. I bought the game from GAME and use steam to launch it.

    I've been recommended to use windowed mode till the actual error is sorted but its greyed out... I'd like to know how to be able to windowed mode or the game in the normal way
    I have sent you a private message but see this thread. Bless ya fellow Blade fan, I hope I have helped

    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=64936
    Danielle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Dejyothin View Post
    Have you installed the 9.1.0 patch?

    You may also want to try running in Windowed mode to see if that helps.
    I try to download the patch from sigames, but there was no mirror for me to download. It seems like a dead link to me. Is there still anyway i can get the patch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abroni View Post
    Right, Can you please please please stop answering the same questions over and over again.
    and have a go with mine, which ive asked several times, and have never seen it answered.

    if people cant be bothered to read the thread for answers, then they dont deserve to play.


    Right, i have downloaded the game from steam, i have patched it, i have downloaded the Framework, and i have also got The service pack for it, i have also downloaded the 500mb direct x SDK, My Graphics card has the latest drivers - The Demo worked on this computer also.


    Right and now my problem.

    When I launch the Program, With or without steam., it says my trail period has expired and asks me for my Product Key. so i put it in, Next it acticated successfully, and thanks me. The Installation of Football Manager 2009 certificate has been activated under product key: xxx.
    so i press ok, Then - Nothing! nothing at all, it doesnt launch.
    So when i go back to starting the program, it does it all again, Product key, Thank you, nothing. Product key, Thank you, nothing, Product key, Thank you, nothing, Product key, Thank you, nothing.


    HELP PLEASE!

    Thank you
    I am having the same problem, this was originally posted 2029 and has still not been answered. I appreciate you are doing your best to solve these problems but you clearly need more people to help with so many issues. The game has been out for almost a week now and there are still alot of unsatifised customers, who are not only not been helped but are simply been ignored. We have paid alot of money for this product and deserve better.
    Last edited by SteadyFM; 20-11-2008 at 03:54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny_everton View Post
    solution solution solution solution solution solution

    ok for all people experiencing the "fm.exe has encountered a problem"

    when you installed the directx download as provided by si, to fix the graphic problem, another problem was invented as a result, that comes into play at next start up.

    In the download, a file d3d9d.dll was created this can be seen if you type in (dxdiag in run - start panel) you will notice this and it is actually interfering with the running of the game (will be a hazard sign next to the file) you will also see it is a final debug file not a final retail, conflicting with the game graphics thus preventing any start-up of footy manager

    maybe si can elaborate on my findings and possibly provide information for not just me but most people on where we can find a fix and final retail version of d3d9d.dll
    someone please elaborate on this, this man has found a possible solution to a problem a lot of us are having, please please tell us if this can be repaired

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    I get this error when the match start "DirectSound Error:2004287480"

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    Quote Originally Posted by karteo View Post
    Probable solution for the problem of 'fm.exe has encountered a problem and had to close. sorry for the inconvenience'

    Hi there,

    after days with this problem, and hours of debugging this is what i did:

    open the 'DirectX Control Panel'
    go to the 'Direct 3D 9' tab
    check the following 3 options: 'Software only', 'Enumerate Ramp Rasterizer', Enumerate Reference Rasterizer'
    click Apply.

    run the FM2009.

    i use options '--reset_preferences -windowed -small_screen' for running fm.exe and i have installed the latest Microsoft DirectX SDK (November 2008).

    hope it works for you guys as it worked for me.

    regards
    theo.
    How do you open the Direct X control panel?

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    The game won't let me go on holiday (sorry if this has been covered before but I did a quick search and couldn't find anything). When I select "Manager>Options>Go On Holiday" it just takes me to the "Game Status" screen.

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    Hi, guys. I've tried to sum up the Mac issues here: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=68125

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    when i start the game it is work normaly but when i want to start the match the game is lag (stop working) please i want Quick solution

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