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FoulkesyLFC

Need MAJOR Help !!

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When i try to load my game (jsut won Leauge one and FA Cup with Brighton :eek: ) i get a message saying 'XML Parsing Error not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 of last_save_game.xml' PLEASE can someone tell me how to fix this?

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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/

Other XML Errors

First of all you need to turn on hidden files and folders. Go to My Computer and at the top select 'Tools' the 'Folder Options'. The go to the 'View' tab and select 'Show hidden files and folders'

Delete the following folder:

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\settings

Vista: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\settings

This may solve some issues regarding the XML Errors

Try that, hopefully it'll work.

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First tip didn't work and couldn't even find the file for the second, may it have anything to do with i had a power cut shortly after i had saved?

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couldn't even find the file for the second

Did you make sure to check 'Show All Hidden Files and Folders'?

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If it saved fully before the powercut then it's not the powercuts fault.

The powercut was right on the finishing of the save, so it could have still been saving, how can i reverse this? :(

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Sounds like your save file is corrupted. There's no way of getting it back unless you made backup.

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Take a look in the saves folder, FM sometimes makes a back up if it didn't save fully. If it has, try to load that one.

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Take a look in the saves folder, FM sometimes makes a back up if it didn't save fully. If it has, try to load that one.

where will that be?

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My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\games

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I've had corrupt saves and they never give me a parsec error, it just hangs the game and eventually crashes.

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