If the game becomes frozen during playing Football Manager 2016 try the following troubleshooting techniques in order to try and resolve the issue.
First try deleting your cache and preferences folder, then reverify the game cache. Once this is done, we'd suggest uninstalling and reinstalling the game. All details on how to do this linked below:
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Once you’ve done this, re-launch the game and try again.
If this still hasn’t resolved the issue, it could well be an overheating issue, especially if the problem occurred whilst playing a 3D match. To determine whether this is the case, first of all try and clear out all the vents and make sure the fans are working on your system.
We would then suggest running a program to monitor your system temperature whilst the game is open. An example of a program that performs this function is SpeedFan.Please bear in mind that this application was not developed by Sports Interactive or Sega and we provide no support or guarantee regarding its use. Please proceed at your risk.
If you switch the game to ‘Windowed’ mode via the in-game preferences you will be able to monitor your temperature whilst running the game. If anything runs at 90c or above you may well have an internal issue with your machine and we would recommend consulting an IT professional.
If your system temperature is fine, we would recommend checking your Graphics Card for errors with a stability test. An example of a program that performs this function is the FurMark Burn-In Test. Again please bear in mind that this application was not developed by Sports Interactive or Sega and we provide no support or guarantee regarding its use. Please proceed at your risk.
If you can run this test without issue for 15 minutes then the issue is unlikely to be directly related to the graphics card.
If after completing all the above steps you’re still encountering issues, please raise a support ticket with Sega by contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include as many details as possible and list any troubleshooting techniques you’ve tried already so they can help you in the most efficient way.