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Football Manager 2018 Errors, Crashes, Not Launching, Content File Locked, FPS, Performance And Fixes

Football Manager 2018 is available on PC, however, some PC users have been experiencing Football Manager 2018 errors like not being able to accept the EULA, crashes at launch or randomly and more. Here we will discuss all the issues and errors for the game and will also provide you with a possible fix.

Football Manager 2018 is the latest entry in the long-running franchise and the series is still going strong. There are some issues with the game that the devs are actively working to resolve and here we will provide you with a workaround or a temporary fix so that you can play the game.

Football Manager 2018 Errors, Crashes, And Fixes

Here we will discuss all the Football Manager 2018 errors and issues and will also provide you with a possible fix or workaround so that you can play the game.

1 -Football Manager 2018 Unable To Accept EULA
This is one of the Football Manager 2018 errors that PC players have been experiencing which is keeping the players from playing the game. Here are some steps that might resolve this issue so that you can play Football Manager 2018.

To resolve this issue you need to clear Delete the cache, Delete preferences, and then recheck the cache and it has to be done in the same order. Also, make sure the game is not running while following these steps.

To delete the cache, first, make sure you can see the hidden files and navigate to C:\Users\Your Username\AppData\Local\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018. Here delete the cache folder.

With the cache folder deleted, you need to Delete Preferences. The Preferences folder is located in the same folder as Cache. Delete the Preferences folder.

Now it is time to Verify the cache. Open Steam and right click on the game and select “Properties” to the “Local Files” tab and click the “Verify Integrity of Game Cache”. Follow these steps and again start the game and the issue should be resolved.

if this doesn’t resolve the issue then try to run the game in Windowed mode. Go to your Steam Library and right click on the game and select “Properties”, here to go the “General” tab and select “Set Launch Options” and type “-small_screen -windowed” in the box and click ok. The game should run in Windowed mode and the cursor issue should be resolved.

2 – Football Manager 2018 Crash Dump While Launching
Some PC players have been experiencing this issue as the game launches. The issue is very rare but, it mostly occurs if you are using very old GPU drivers. Just update your drivers to the latest version and the issue will be resolved.

3- Football Manager 2018 Game Not Saving
This issue has been bothering some players and is occurring randomly. The issue might be your Anti Virus which is not letting your game save. Make sure Steam and Football Manager folders are exceptions in your Anti Virus and the issue will resolve.

4 – Football Manager 2018 Frequent Crashes
This is another one of Football Manager 2018 errors that players have been experiencing which is causing the game to crash constantly after some time. The issue might be related to custom graphics such as facepacks, logos, and skins which are causing the issue. Just remove them and the issue will resolve and the game will stop crashing.

5 – Football Manager 2018 “Content File Locked”
Some PC players are experiencing this issue, however, the solution is simple. All you have to do is uninstall the game and then reinstall it which should resolve the problem.

6 – Football Manager 2018 Game Not Launching
PC players are experiencing this issue as they start the game and it won’t launch and stucks at the black screen. The issue might be attached to the custom graphics such as facepacks and skins, just remove them and the issue should resolve.

Also, make sure you have the latest drivers installed as older GPU drivers can also cause the game to not launch.

7 – Football Manager 2018 Low FPS, Stuttering, Bad Performance
This is another one of Football Manager 2018 errors that PC players have been experiencing. Make sure the game’s resolution is same as your monitor’s as sometimes the game selects a higher resolution by default and cause the performance to drop.

Also, make sure you have the latest GPU drivers installed as the older ones can mess up the game’s performance due to their incompatibility.

8 – Football Manager 2018 Multi-Monitor Isssue
Some PC players who are using multi-monitor setup are not able to play the game on the main display as the game only starts in the secondary display. The solution to this problem is quite simple and should resolve the issue.

All you have to do is go to the video settings and select “Fullscreen” Then press “ALT+Enter” which will put the game in the windowed mode on the secondary screen. Now drag the window to your Primary monitor and then change the video setting to whichever option you like and again press “Alt+Enter” and the game should start on the primary monitor from now on.

9 – Football Manager 2018 Audio Issue, No Sound, Buzzing Sound
Some PC users have noted that there is no sound in-game which is obviously very annoying. Go to Playback Devices by right-clicking on the sound icon in the bottom left corner of the desktop.

A list of sound devices will be displayed here, all you have to do is disable all other sound devices except for the one that you want to use and the issue should resolve and this solution might also work for those who are using integrated sound cards.

Also, some players might be experiencing strange buzz with the game sound which makes playing the game difficult. The solution to this issue is to playback devices by right clicking the audio icon in the bottom right corner, select the audio device that is enabled, for most it will be “Speakers”, and open properties. Select “Advanced” and set the audio quality.

There will be quite a few options and not every option will resolve this issue and you will have to experiment a little bit. This should resolve the issue.

If you are facing any other Football Manager 2018 errors not listed here or have a better solution to an error, let us know in the comments!