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Steam Error: "Preparing to launch Football Manager 2012"

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Hey everyone.

I purchased FM2012 over the counter a couple of days ago and then proceeded to install it on my MacBook Pro with OSX Lion, played it for 2 days without any problems, and then went to play it this morning and it won't work.

What happens is, I click the FM2012 shortcut on my desktop to start it up, which then starts up Steam, saying "Connecting Steam Account: RedFromNZ" but FM2012 never loads like it was doing so previously. If I go to my Games menu and click 'Play', still nothing. If I go to shut down Steam it says something along the lines of "Please quit FM2012 before shutting down Steam."

I'm stuck!

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Have you put in a Steam support ticket? Or contacted SEGA Customer Services?

Yeah I've put in a Steam support ticket. No reply yet but I'm hopeful. Extremely frustrating to have the game not work after I spent so much money on it!

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Quick suggestion - can you go to the Steam menu, settings, Download and Cloud, try changing your region there and restarting?

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Well - I'm guessing - on the PC version when you have Steam open, there's a menu that runs along the top of it - Steam, View, Friends, Games, Help. Look or sounds familiar in any way?

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Literally the only tabs I can find are Store, Library, News and Community. Can't see Preferences anywhere, nor Settings.

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Right at the top of the screen, next to the "Apple" click "stream", and "preferences" is there.

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Okay thanks for your help anyway mate. I'm gonna wait for that support ticket to be responded to.

I've never had good experiences using Steam, be it on Counter-strike or Football Manager, regardless of whether I was on my old PC or my new Mac. Hate the bloody thing!

Cheers for trying though mate.

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Heh - they're gonna tell you to do the same thing. I suggest you hunt down those preference - did the advice in post 13 not help?

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Mine is working again!!

Followed Matt's link, about the blob.

Exit from Steam and go to the ~/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps and delete any listed .ncf files for the specific games.

Once you have deleted them, re-open stream from THE STREAM LINK not the FM12 shortcut. Then it will ask you to INSTALL again, this will re-download the patch and will hopefully make FM work again!

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Mine is working again!!

Followed Matt's link, about the blob.

Exit from Steam and go to the ~/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps and delete any listed .ncf files for the specific games.

Once you have deleted them, re-open stream from THE STREAM LINK not the FM12 shortcut. Then it will ask you to INSTALL again, this will re-download the patch and will hopefully make FM work again!

Is that on a PC or a Mac mate? I'm on Mac. Will give it a go

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I'm getting this problem everytime launching the game from Steam.

"Football Manager 2012 v 12 . 0 . 4 f 233648 quit unexpectedly"

Any help?

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Mine is working again!!

Followed Matt's link, about the blob.

Exit from Steam and go to the ~/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps and delete any listed .ncf files for the specific games.

Once you have deleted them, re-open stream from THE STREAM LINK not the FM12 shortcut. Then it will ask you to INSTALL again, this will re-download the patch and will hopefully make FM work again!

Thanks Terry mine is working again. And thanks heaps to Matt - cheers for your advice!

*** If anyone else finds similar issues as I mentioned in my opening post, then read the comments from Terry01234 and Matt - SEGA ***

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Mine is working again!!

Followed Matt's link, about the blob.

Exit from Steam and go to the ~/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps and delete any listed .ncf files for the specific games.

Once you have deleted them, re-open stream from THE STREAM LINK not the FM12 shortcut. Then it will ask you to INSTALL again, this will re-download the patch and will hopefully make FM work again!

I am embarrassed to even ask this, but where do I find the "users" part of the path mentioned above?

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Followed the instructions in Terry01234 post, but did not work for me :(

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