Have joined the crash dump club, was running 11.1.1 and everything was fine. Downloaded the latest patch and now I cannot play the game at all, anyone else had similar experience? Have tried all the suggestions, deleting folders, deleting custom graphics - even formatted the hard drive, reinstalled windows and had a general clear up! No difference, still won't play - even when loading an older patch now. Back to FM10 I go...
hello crash dumps club, i have some issue of my fm2011, when i click on player profile the game doesn't work and returning to desktop. I had removed all custom graphic but the game still doesn't work, wat should i do?
i get it after about 2 games, it happens during games, after games, during processing, whenever it feels like it, its such a pain, cant play properly at the moment!
I do not have any Fm10 graphics whatsoever! my graphics card is a GT430 so its definately not the system!
i remember deleting the certificates or something from Fm09, I had the same issue, not sure if that works these days!
This is weird, i see a folder crash dumps, with one thing in it. And i can play my fm spurs game, got no problem? I have the facepacks of fm09 of fm10. I had old kits, but now the new ones and logos same, the old ones. No problem yet. And should i delete that crash dumps folder or not?
I'm sure there are other people out there who have had there game destroyed by Crash Dumps errors, sometimes ******** your save, sometimes even preventing you from starting new games forcing you to re-install only to come across the same problem later down the line.
So here is my 2 part guide to Crash Dumps, part 1 is how to set your game up to minimize the chances of your game ever getting this error, and part 2 is what to do to recover your save (If possible) and get your game back to a working state if you had this error already. Part 1 pretty much lists all issues that cause Crash Dumps and to set your self up to prevent it from happening.
Crash Dumps Prevention
There are certain things that increase your chances of getting an error, here is a list
1) FMRTE - Just dont go there, it screws your data base up beyond repair, you will not be able to get your corrupt save back if you have used this editor. Sometimes its been to known to cause damage to your windows registry too, unless SI make an official in game editor, using third party programs like this is all to risky stay away.
2) Size of Game - Even though I believe I have found the solutions to 99% of crash dump issues, it does not change the fact the game is not without major issues, the games coding causing endless memory leaks that lead to Crash Dumps errors.
So what I'm saying is try to go easy on your database size, either slow or at most medium size data base when starting a new game.
Also dont go crazy with the amount of leagues you select to be playable, if you have a good system 10 leagues at max.
If you must have lots of leagues and large data base I recommend you have at least 6GB of DDR2 or DDR3 ram, if you have an older system DDR ram will not cut it for crazy data base sizes.
3)Everything Up to Date ? - Make sure the following are up to date
+ Graphics Card Driver (Use manfactures site, sometimes windows will not find the most up to date driver)
+ Java - Make sure you have the latest Version
+Direct X - Latest Version your system is compatible with
4) General Settings in Game These are optional but I recommend you use these settings to prevent errors.
Uncheck the following boxes
+Use Skin Cache
+ Enable Data Collection (This is an important one, it will stop FM constantly building up the RAM useage and prevent Crash Dumps)
+ Play in Windowed Mode, Minimize, and Maximize Every Hour.
+ Disable sounds, and 3D cameras, the 3D sucks anyway text all the way.
+Play with Autosave weekly, 3 file rolling save for back ups, better safe than sorry.
+ Uncheck Threading, if you have a Dual Core processor, you do not need this to be checked, it takes away a complication. However if you have one processor with Threading technology keep it ticked, other wise the game performance will be poor.
5) Your Hardware Before Playing FM 2010 you need to be confident your hardware is all fully working, so you can rule that out if you need to trouble shoot in case you get the Crash Dump.
Consider and do the following before installing the game
+Power Supply - Is it at a high enough Voltage for my Graphics card ?, find out and upgrade power supply if need be, you should not be using a Graphics card if your power supply is under the recommended amount, your system will become very unstable, let alone Football Manager.
+Hard Drive Error Free, run Chkdsk, a windows tool to see if your hard drive has any errors.
To run chekdsk press the windows button and R, then in the run box type in CMD, the in the black command box type in chkdsk and press enter.
You should have a report of no errors, or windows will fix errors
+ Faulty RAM - This was the culprit for me, run a program called MEMTEST86, you need to download and Burn it to CD, restart your PC with the CD in the drive and let it scan.
If you are error free all good, if not note which RAM slot is reporting errors, remove or replace that RAM.http://www.memtest86.com/
+Dust Bunnies - Your system would be unstable in general if you have these, if it is a little unstable check the innards of your PC for obvious dust, blow to free dust from sensitive areas.
If you ever get Blue Screen errors while browsing, gaming, multi tasking, then Football Manager will certainly Crash Dump you ***.
Okay if you follow all these steps prior to installing your game you are very unlikely to get the crash dumps error again.
Could it just be the DVD itself? I dont have internet at home either at the moment so Steam is not an option for me! I am seriously depressed about this!!
Same problem with me. Everytime I click on a player's profile the game crashes.
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: fm.exe
Application Version: 184.108.40.20693
Application Timestamp: 4caf93c5
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16559
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ba9b21e
i just get them all the time...its disappointing really, such a great game and yet this same issue that we've had since 2005 keeps occuring. i spend £25 every year and as far as im concerned, it destroys the game. unless a fix is released soon, which i doubt because SI has failed to deal with it for 6 years, i just wont bother buying another FM game again.
The game crashes every time when a specific news about the tickets .. I tried going on holiday but nothing happened is there any way to skip that news or even that day news ? resignation is my last resort btw.
]I get a crash dump when I click on a player, training I get this error "A serious error was encountered and the application will close. An error file has been created in C:\ blah blah\crash dumps" I don't know how I can show you the dumped file but if it is required to help solve my issue then let me know how I can show it.
Seems like this is where to go. I am having the same problem as a couple of posters on the previous page, every time I click on a player's name to go to his profile the screen goes black, windows looks for a solution to the problem, and the game closes on me.
I am using the full game off the CD and have no face packs, logo packs, updates, patches or anything. Is there anything you would reccommend me to do? Preferably something that would enable me to keep my game, I have built myself up from non-league to just before my first Premier League season with an international post at the side of it so to lose that would be very annoying.
Also an aside, with the update/patch 11.3, can you keep your already saved games from before the update to use after? If so, is there anything you need to do?
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