If you're running on Nvidia drivers, please try the following steps to see if it improves your issue:
- Right-click on your desktop
- Open Nvidia Control Panel
- Click 'Manage 3D settings'
- Select 'Program Settings'
- From the 'Select a program to customise, click the dropdown and select 18 Football Manager (FM.exe)
- Click on this to select it
- Now within the options, scroll down to where it says 'Vertical Sync'
- Click on it and select 'Fast'
- Click 'Apply'
If that still doesn't resolve your issue, it's worth making sure you are running optimum settings for Football Manager 2018. Details on how to do this can be found below:
Once you've done all the steps above, we recommend making sure the game is closed, then completing the following in the order listed below:
Once you've completed those steps above, relaunch the game.
If you still have issues, we'd suggest turning off Steam Overlay. There's a video below displaying how to do this:
If this still doesn't resolve your issue, try lowering the settings to see how performance is. Also if you're running in a very high default resolution for your system (found via right-clicking on the desktop and going to display settings) then it may be worth lowering this to see if it improves performance.
If you've recently upgraded to Windows 10 Creators, make sure 'Game Mode' is disabled. Details on how to do this can be found here - https://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-disable-game-mode-windows-10-creators-update
Likewise if you're running with an Nvidia card, try turning off the in-game overlay as shown here - http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4228/~/disabling-the-geforce-experience-share-in-game-overlay
If you still find you're having issues, it could well be an anti-virus program conflicting with the game. This can sometimes happen following an update due to the AV mis-reading the update as a threat. Read the following on how to test and reconfigure your settings: