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Football Manager 2013 is the latest instalment of Sports Interactive football management series. We've once again strived to continue making the ultimate football simulation and we're glad you're a part of that. See the 'What's new' section below for information on a host of new features.

Football Manager 2013 PC Requirements

First of all meet your system specifications to Football Manager 2013 PC requirements.

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/W7/W8
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia FX 5900 Ultra or greater; ATI Radeon 9800
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB
  • LAN: TCP/IP compliant

How to get best performance on Windows XP for Football Manager 2013

If you are using 32-bit version of Windows XP and you have more than 2GB of RAM. And want to get more or improve performance for Football Manager 2013. You will have to configure the default memory 2GB to more. Follow the steps here.

Drivers for Your Hardware to Run Football Manager 2013 Great

It is highly recommended that you have up to date all hardware drivers like Graphic Card, Sound Card etc.  So get the latest drivers for Graphic Cards, Sound, Motherboards etc… from Here and if possible also update your peripherals like Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller etc… from here.

General Fixes for Football Manager 2013

Read our General Fixes article to fix major problems and issues.

Problem 1: Football Manager 2013 Running Slow or too Fast on AMD Processors – Fix

Possible Solution: To solve this issue, read our article AMD Processors Problems and Issues with Games.

Problem 2: Antivirus Detects Virus/Threat in Football Manager 2013 Files – Fix

Possible Solution: To fix this issue, read our article Antivirus Detects Virus in games or detects threat/virus that is a complete guide of this problem.

Problem 3: DirectX Problems & Issues for Football Manager 2013

Possible Solution: Read DirectX Problems and Issues for games to solve all kind of problems related to DirectX.

Problem 4: Football Manager 2013 Crash to Desktop (CTD) or Black/White Screen – Fix

Possible Solution: Game Crash to Desktop (CTD) and Black/White Screen will guide you to fix all of crashes in Football Manager 2013.

Problem 5: Football Manager 2013 Crashes, Crash at Menu, Crash on Launching, Crashing while Playing, Stuck on Loading Screen, Game Crashes During Loading Screen – Fix

Possible Solution: Just read our Game Crashes, Crash at Menu, Crash on Launching, Crashing while Playing, Stuck on Loading Screen, Game Crashes During Loading Screen – Fix article to solve every kind of crash.

Problem 6: Football Manager 2013 Doesn’t Start/Launch, Don not run after preparing to Launch or Nothing Happens on Launching – Fix

Possible Solution: This is very commonly issues, especial occurring in new games, to solve these problems, go to Game doesn’t start or do not run after ‘Preparing to Launch’ - Fix.

Problem 7: Football Manager 2013 Freezing, Having Low or Bad Frame rates, Black Screen after Intro Video – Fix

Possible Solution: If you game is running too slow, having lag or Black Screen after Intro Video then you should try solutions here.

Possible Solution: For NVidia, Right click your desktop>Open NVIDIA Control Panel>Manage 3D settings >In Program Settings, click "Add". Find Football Manager 2013 exe, should be located in OS (C :) > Program Files (x86) > Steam > steamapps > common > Football Manager 2013. In the dropdown menu, choose "High performance NVIDIA processor"

Problem 8: Football Manager 2013 Keyboard & Mouse Problems – Fix

Possible Solution: To solve all kind of Keyboard and Mouse Problems and Issues read our article How to fix keyboard and Mouse Problems and How to reduce Mouse and Keyboard Lag and to get latest drivers for your Mouse, Keyboard, Controllers and Racing Wheels click here.

Problem 9: Football Manager 2013 – NVidia Optimus Problems and Crashes – Fix

Possible Solution: Read our complete guide to solve NVidia Optimus Problems and Issues.

Problem 10: Football Manager 2013 Crashes on PlayStation 3 & Xbox360 – Fix

Possible Solution: You can also face off some problems and issues on PlayStation 3 and Xbox360, so be informed and get complete guide from here.

Problem 11: Football Manager 2013 has No Sound, Low Sound, Delayed Dialogues Voices and Sound Stuttering – Fix

Possible Solution: If you have any problem or issue in Football Manager 2013, then read our article related to Sound Problems and Issues.

Problem 12: Football Manager 2013 Steam Problems and Issues for Mac

Possible Solution: For Mac and Steam users, read Steam Problems and Issues for Mac for fixing more of crashes and errors.

Problem 13: Football Manager 2013 ‘The Application failed to initialize properly (0xc000007b). Click Ok to terminate.’ Or Visual 2005, 2008 and 2010 Run Time Error – Fix

Possible Solution: To solve these issues download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, 2008 or 2010.

Problem 14: Football Manager 2013 Problems and Errors on Steam – Fix

Possible Solution: There are various problems and errors can occur in Steam, we have complete guide to solve Steam Problems and Errors.

Problem 15: Can’t Download Football Manager 2013 from Steam or Steam Network Issues – Fix

Possible Solution: If your game isn’t downloading from Steam or having problems with Steam Network, read our article Steam Connection and Network Problems and Issues.

How to get more performance for Football Manager 2013?

Solution: To get more performance and smoothness in Football Manager 2013 Gameplay, you need to disable background applications. You can also change game priory High in Task Manager, Select game, right click, go to process, again right click and set priory to High.

How to Verify Football Manager 2013 Cache Files from Steam?

Verifying the game cache files from Steam are the best solution for fixes various problems and errors, how to do this, read our article How to verify game integrity of game cache files from Steam?

Problem 16: Football Manager 2013 Doesn't Work in Windows 8 Consumer Preview Fix

Possible Solution: if you are using Windows 8 Consumer Preview, then it will not run and I have a simple solution to make it working, just right click the game.exe, Properties, go to compatibility tab, and check the option “Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)”.

Problem 17: Football Manager 2013 Missing Texture Fix

Possible Solution 1: Disable Post Processing Effects from the game option to avoid this issue.

Possible Solution 2: Update you Hardware drivers to the latest like, Graphic Card and Sound Card; you can download all hardware drivers from Here.

Possible Solution 3: After updating the drivers of graphic card, if you didn’t solve this problem then try to uninstall the driver from the control panel and download previous version of driver.

Possible Solution 4: Run the game with different resolution.

Possible Solution 5: Run the game with lower graphic settings, hope it may help you.

Possible Solution 6: If you are using Steam, then verify the game Cache files.

Problem 18: Football Manager 2013 Can’t See Main Menu - Fix

Possible Solution 1: Verify the game cache in Steam for errors. If there are corrupted files, try reinstalling the game.

Possible Solution 2: Defragment Cache Files from Steam then restart you game.

Possible Solution 3: Also update your Graphic Card driver, get latest driver from here.

Problem 19: Football Manager 2013 isn’t working on Vista – Fix

Possible Solution: First of all, Ensure your system is updated to Service Pack 2 and includes the Platform Update. Click Start, click All Programs and then click Windows Update. If you have installed the latest Windows Update and are experiencing problems running the game, you may need to install the following Vista update (KB971512): Click to download the update for Windows Vista (32-bit) or Windows Vista (64-bit).

Problem 20: Can’t install Football Manager 2013 / Encounter installation error: "Description: Incompatible Version of the RPC Stub" - Fix

Possible Solution: To solve this problem, download and run mcrepair.exe

Problem 21: Football Manager 2013 launcher error "You are not allowed to continue because your do not have the proper privileges. Please log in using an account with administrator privileges and try again." - Fix

Possible Solution 1: Run the game as admin. Right click the exe file and click 'Run as administrator'.

Possible Solution 2: Enable administrative privileges for your user account.

Problem 22: Football Manager 2013 "Failed to create D3D device” Error Fix

Possible Solution 1: Install or Update DirectX to the latest version. This is usually encountered if you didn't install the bundled DirectX drivers when you installed the game. Get the latest DirectX and more information from Here.

Possible Solution 2: Update your video card drivers of NVidia/ATI/Intel HD from Here, and try installing their Beta drivers too.

Problem 23: Football Manager 2013 Display Driver Has Stopped Working

Possible Solution:

  • Go to program files/steam/steam apps/common/ Football Manager 2013.
  • Right Click the portal application.
  • Clicks troubleshoot in-compatibility issues.

Problem 24: Football Manager 2013.exe Has Stopped Responding Fix

Possible Solution: Try rolling back (downgrading to a previous version) your video card drivers and see if this will resolve the issue. Usually this is a problem with experimental beta drivers from NVidia or ATI.

Problem 25: Football Manager 2013 'The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)' Error Fix

Possible Solution: If you are getting "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)" or a similar error and cannot run the game post patch 2.1, please download .NET 4 and install it manually.

Football Manager 2013 DVD Read Problem

Possible Solution: There are some things that could be wrong with game DVD problems, you should try following solutions:

  • When inserting the game disc in ROM drive, hold down the Left Shift key, it will come up the AutoPlay Splash Scree.
  • If you are using burning software like Alcohol 120%, you should turn off the emulation option from Options>Emulation.
  • Try another disk in the ROM drive to make sure it’s working or Windows can properly read disks.

How to run Football Manager 2013 smooth on low spec systems?

Solution: You can also run the game smooth and playable to following steps:

Football Manager 2013 SLI Issue – Fix

Open NVidia Control Panel, then 3D settings, program settings, add fm.exe.

Football Manager 2013 Resolution Issue in Laptops/Notebooks

The minimum required resolution for Football Manager 2013 is 1024x768, make sure your machine supports up to 1024x768. If your system isn’t supported the require resolution then you can play the game in window mode. Follow below steps to do this:

  • Open Steam and access your Games Library
  • Right-click on Football Manager 2013 > Properties > General > Set Launch Options
  • Type this in the box: -small screen –windowed
  • Click on OK, close the window and launch FM13 through Steam

Football Manager 2013 XML Parsing Error – Fix

Solution: If you are encountering XML parsing error then delete the game setting folder, follow below. (Note: Turn on hidden files and folders)

For Windows XP: My Computer > Local Disk (C :) > Documents and Settings > Application Data > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2012 > Settings

For Windows Vista /7: Computer > Local Disk (C :) > Users > AppData > Roaming > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2012 > Settings

For Windows 8: Windows Explorer > Computer > Local Disk (C :) > Users > AppData > Roaming > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2012 > Settings

Football Manager 2013 DEP (Data Execution Prevention) Error – Fix

Solution: Go to Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance > Data Execution Prevention.
Select "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select:" Select "Add", navigate to C:\Program Files\Steam (or your default Steam directory), and add Steam.exe to the exception list. Additionally, you will need to add the executable (hl2.exe, for example) for any game you are seeing issues with. These files will either be in Steam\steamapps\common\ or in \Steam\steamapps\\

Football Manager 2013 Crashes during match, Grey Screen or Display Issue – Fix

Solution: Switch to rendering mode, under interface option. Press ALT + SHIFT + F10 to do this.

Football Manager 2013 Crashing in Windows 8 or Encountering errors – Fix

Solution: If you have upgraded your operating system to Windows 8, you will have to re-install the game.

How to run/play Football Manager 2013 in offline mode

  1. Start Steam online - make sure the Remember my password box on the login window is checked
  2. Verify that all game files are completely updated - you can see the update status for a game under the Library section (when the game shows as 100% - Ready it is ready to be played in Offline Mode)
  3. Launch the game you would like to play offline to verify that there are no further updates to download - shut down the game and return to Steam once you have confirmed that the game can be played
  4. Go to Steam > Settings to ensure the ‘Don't save account credentials on this computer’ option is not selected
  5. From the main Steam window, go to the Steam menu and select Go Offline
  6. Click Restart in Offline Mode to restart Steam in Offline Mode

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