FIFA Manager 11 Errors, Crashes, Freezes and Fixes

By   /   Oct 31, 2010

FIFA Manager 11 comes loaded with hundreds of improvements, new online mode, and improved visually with ever extensive database of players. FIFA Manager 11 is the football manager simulation giving you total control over your favorite club to mold it in whatever you wish you. Make Sunderland win the Champions League, Yeah!.

Game software contains very huge database so it is bound to cause problems for few unlucky folks. If you happen to be one of them, check our Guide to issues, errors, crashes, freezes, common to the game, with possible solutions to fix them.

FIFA Manager 11 Troubleshooting Guide

1# Salary Bug ?
Remember new manager, dismissing a contracted staff makes you liable to pay the whole contracted money, his whole contracted salary for whatever years. This is not a bug. Which may end up getting you exceed your salary budget.

2# FIFA Manager 11, Activation fail – Can’t Connect to Internet
You need to have constant internet connection while installing the game for it to verify the activation key. Put in the serial key and let it verify. If you are connected to internet and it still gives you this error, make sure your firewall and anti virus is not blocking the activation process. Disable them for a brief period and let the installer finish the installation, and you are good.

3# Game Loads Slow ?
Well, if you are not on high end machine, this probably will be frustrating for you. As every time you continue, the game has to load massive database, which surely takes time.

4# FIFA Manager 11 Activation Error
Re-activate the game or re-install the game.

If you still face activation issues and have bought the game, shoot activsup[at] an email for assistance.

5# FIFA Manager 11 Starting 3D Mode, Game Crashes
If your game crashes when starting FIFA Manager 11 3D mode, download and update the latest video card drivers to resolve this issue.

6# FIFA Manager 11 Swap File Space Error
Make sure you have enough free space on your hard driver partitioned drive (Drive, where you have installed the game), for the game to load data. The game requires atleast 1GB of swap file space to load the database hassle free.

7# FIFA Manager 11 Invalid Serial Number
Just had to put the lines between the letters/numbers of your serial number you get for the activation of the game and you will be fine.

8# Application Error
Exception EIntOverflow in module activation.exe at 001A365C.
Integer overflow.

9# Game Freezes in 3D Mode
Update Drivers, Update DirectX, and check your System temperature. Also make sure you have enough RAM to run the game smooth.

10# Manager11.exe Crashes, Stops Responding

  • Close all background applications.
  • Check whether you have enough free space in installation drive.
  • Update the video card drivers.
  • Update your system drivers.

If it still gives issues, make sure there is no application that is conflicting with executable like a firewall or anti virus. Re-install the game as a last resort.

11# Screen Flashing and Flickering While Playing
If you find any solution to this issue, share with us.

12# Can’t Play Online “Your Firewall is Restrictive”
Configure your firewall to allow FIFA Manager 11.

Windows XP

  • Go to Control Panel, and from there to Security Center. If you have classic view of the control panel, just click on Windows Firewall in Control Panel.
  • Now Firewall’s default settings are under general tab. If it is On, you need to configure, if its off you won’t have any problem to start with, but at security risk.
  • Now click the tab labeled exceptions and click add port button at the bottom of the box.
  • In the box marked name type, the name of the port.
  • In the box marked port, type the port number.
  • Make sure you check TCP radio button, now press OK to continue.
  • You can ports this way, whatever ports are required for online game mode, in place of TCP, you can check UDP if it is required.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  • Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall > Advanced Settings.
  • Once you are in advanced settings of Firewall which is on the left column of Windows Firewall Window, Now you need to add Inbound and Outbound Rules to the firewall.
  • Click inbound Rules> New Rule, a window will pop up, check port, and add the port number, also check whether its TCP or UDP.
  • Click Outbound Rules> New Rule, and repeat the process.

Ports to Forward

9990 to 9999 :: Game Servers
9920 :: Login Server

Open both TCP and UDP Ports in this range.

For online gaming you want to allow incoming data as well as outgoing data.

13# FIFA Manager 11 Installation Problem, Please Insert DVD
Copy all the DVD content on your hard drive and install the game from the setup from your hard drive to resolve this issue.

14# FIFA Manager 11 Connection Issues Fix
Can’t connect online to EA Servers ? follow the workaround below.
Go to


Now open hosts file and edit the EA servers.


# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost

All you need to do is add # in front of so, it looks like this.

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost

You can try this free utility, and see if it optimizes your connection to bypass this issue.

Alternatively, just delete the host file and restart. Launch the game and try to connect.

If you face any other issue, comment and we will try to help you out.

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