Hi i was playing football manager the other day and half way through a game my laptop lost power so i plugged the power cable in and loaded the computer up again. The game had shut down so i reloaded it and now everytime i try and start a match its crashs and shuts down football manager. Then comes up with errors these are:
"Invalid token at line 1 of highlights.xml"
"Invalid token at line 1 of speed.xml"
So basically i cant play football manager because of this problem can someone please help me im driving myself mad.
It sounds like a XML error is occuring with your game which is linked to the match engine (due to the errors being highlights and speed).
SI have this official advice which it may be worth trying:
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/
If it doesn't work there are some other option available in the Technical Issues Forum at the top under something like 'known issues'.