Jump to content
Sports Interactive Community
John Cleasby

"Unable to find some essential data"

Recommended Posts

Re-downloaded the game as I had this error earlier.

After two hours re-downloading I launched the game and get the SAME DAMN error.

"Unable to find some essential data, please ensure the game is installed correctly"

I'm on steam on windows 7

PLEASE HELP :confused::confused::confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you tried right click on the game icon in your steam games then click properties then local files and verify integrity of game cache?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1-Load Steam

2-From the My Games tab, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.

3-Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache... button.

4-Steam will verify the game cache files (GCF's) - this process may take several minutes.

5-Once the process is completed, the Check Window will automatically exit.

edit : snap slipknot67 beat my by seconds

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exit steam and delete the clientregistry.blob , also delete the appupdatestatus.blob

go to fm folder and delete the games exe

start steam and verify cache again

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And for those who play the digital version (not steam) of FM 2011 on mac, and still get this error. What can be done ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

I bought the game in a supermarket, I installed it without Steam, offline.

The installation runs and finishes perfectly. But the when I want to run the game (FM.exe), I get the message "unable to find some essential datas".

It's been almost two weeks and I can't play with my game that costed me 55€ ! My friend used cracked versions and are playing !

It's very frustrating !

What can I do ?

All my drivers are up to date and my computer is almost new (bought it on the 2nd of November!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello,

I bought the game in a supermarket, I installed it without Steam, offline.

The installation runs and finishes perfectly. But the when I want to run the game (FM.exe), I get the message "unable to find some essential datas".

It's been almost two weeks and I can't play with my game that costed me 55€ ! My friend used cracked versions and are playing !

It's very frustrating !

What can I do ?

All my drivers are up to date and my computer is almost new (bought it on the 2nd of November!)

Hey i think i found the solution to our problem , it worked in my case atleast, while installing offline , switch off your internet modem , ie remain disconnected to the internet , it works then

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello,

I bought the game in a supermarket, I installed it without Steam, offline.

The installation runs and finishes perfectly. But the when I want to run the game (FM.exe), I get the message "unable to find some essential datas".

It's been almost two weeks and I can't play with my game that costed me 55€ ! My friend used cracked versions and are playing !

It's very frustrating !

What can I do ?

All my drivers are up to date and my computer is almost new (bought it on the 2nd of November!)

I have the same problem. Not steam, was a download from GAME.

So, installs without any problems and I can log into Byte Shsield which then says "launching application". When that closes the Error pops up.

I've uninstalled and removed all files/folders in Appdata as well as program files(x86) - I am using 64bit if that makes any difference.

Please help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Matt, but when you go to that link none of the error messages I have give any results - even one's that are really common here.

If you go to the "more support options" page Sega can't even get their own phone numbers right. They've used the same number for Ireland as UK, but without changing the international dialling code, so most people who didn't see that would be screwed. Also, do we really want to be phoning international numbers for support?

Purchasing this game has been a rubbish experience. My first and last online game.

:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have teh same problem

i tryed everything...offline instalion and so on

pls help me... i am ****ing ****ed becuse of that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You'll need to contact Customer Services, I'm afraid.

omfg..i downloded the game what to say to htem xD

Where to contact them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have that problem after installing the newest patch; 11.3.

The added kicker in all this is that I am told my activation key is no longer valid.

No response from Support either so that's pretty awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Make sure you're running the game and/or editor from their default location -- if you move the executable file outside the folder, it gives you that error. If you want to run it from the desktop or start menu or games menu, use "Create Shortcut" don't just drag the executable to your desktop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im suffering from the same problem! ive tried all the above soloutions and still nothing, however my situation is:

Im using an acer aspire one netbook 250gb

The version of fm2012 i have is a torrent

I dont know the slightest thing about this sort of stuff, please help?

cheers

dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have recently brought FM12 and unable to play. I have downloaded it and everytime i click on it it says 'unable to find some essential data.' please help me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm trying to play FM 2010 and I've installed it through Steam. The game itself runs and I can import edited files from my other machine. The only thing that will not run is the data editor. I get the "Unable to find some essential data" error. This is a fresh install (in fact, I've checked the cache and reinstalled it 2-3 times so far) on a new Windows 7 laptop. The laptop can run the game without a problem.

I get a further error that says the editor cannot find the default database. Does this mean anything to anyone? Has this problem come up before? I'd really like to get the editor working on my laptop.

Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought this game from the supermarket last week rather than online. I kept getting the missing essential data error. I reinstalled numerous times and tried everything. Eventually i found fix and its very simple. Find fm.exe in the football manager 2012 folder (program files, sega, football manager 2012) right click on fm.exe and click on properties,then go to compatibility and find the part where it says Run this program in compatibility mode for: and untick the box next to that and click apply/ok. This worked for me, i dont know whether it will work for steam users though. Hope this helps anyway:).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×