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Thedelldays
15-01-2009, 09:48 AM
could not resist temptation and got FM 09...trouble is though, it crashes every now and than...

NB. have downloaded all the face packs and logos with different skins and tactics...would this have anything to do with it...along with patch 9.2

Thedelldays
15-01-2009, 10:38 AM
it crashes and comes up with...

not well informed (invalid token) at line 1 of speed.xml


it is an XML Parsing error or something

WTF and what a load of crap

skintsaint
15-01-2009, 10:54 AM
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

Thedelldays
15-01-2009, 02:53 PM
did that...and it now crashes everytime I go to play a game....

ffs

Tac-tics
15-01-2009, 03:33 PM
yeah Mine did that last night after downloading these files:

Premier League Kit,Logo, Face superpack
International pack
Premier League - Football League stadium back grounds, just froze every time I went to a match.

Removed the international and Stadium packs, works fine

Thedelldays
15-01-2009, 03:34 PM
yeah Mine did that last night after downloading these files:

Premier League Kit,Logo, Face superpack
International pack
Premier League - Football League stadium back grounds, just froze every time I went to a match.

Removed the international and Stadium packs, works fine

ahh

I had these....might just stick to downloading skins and tactics...

yes...that is what mine did..froze at the game screen

Thedelldays
15-01-2009, 04:47 PM
well..got rid of all the additional files I downloaded..ie, skins, tactics etc

and it still crashes with that error message when you play a game..


what a load of crap...20 wasted...shall not be buying this game again.

SuperMikey
15-01-2009, 06:00 PM
Mine works fine tbh, had very little problems with it, which is surprising considering the number of people who seem to have had problems with the game.

saint_stevo
15-01-2009, 06:44 PM
remove and re-install?

Tac-tics
18-01-2009, 11:58 PM
Mine keeps crashing now so ****ed off

JustMike
19-01-2009, 08:56 AM
it doesnt even work on my PC, keep getting a message saying something about graphics!!

Tac-tics
19-01-2009, 12:01 PM
I un-installed steam and FM including the graphics I had, reset preferences, fingers crossed

Channon's Windmill
21-01-2009, 06:28 PM
I had the same problem. In the preferences, go to display options and choose windowed. Works a treat.

SamKimish
21-01-2009, 09:39 PM
Another problem that has been reported a lot on FM specific forums is reports of game saves corrupting if you are running a torrenting program whilst you play so watch out for that.