This is how to fix crash dumps

  1. This is how to fix crash dumps

    Is this still the way to fix 'crash dumps'?

    Step 1pen up your steam
    Step 2: Go onto your games list
    Step 3: Right click on Football Manager and select properties
    Step 4: Select the Local files tab on the far right
    Step 5: Click the option Verify integrity of game cache
    Step 6: Click the option Defragment game cache
    It should now be complete

    Jus wondering for others (:
    Last edited by Ross 95; 06/11/2010 at 04:59 AM.

  2. Poppa_ChesterCityFC's Avatar Poppa_ChesterCityFC
    Star Player
    Hopefully this stops the countless threads of people asking how to solve this.

  3. How does this work when not using steam?

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Genius View Post
    How does this work when not using steam?
    I don't think crash dumps occur for the same reason for non-steam users, so other causes (and their respective fixes, if any) will be responsible.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by red157 View Post
    I don't think crash dumps occur for the same reason for non-steam users, so other causes (and their respective fixes, if any) will be responsible.

    http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/f71/c...ns-t33419.html


    That was for FM2010 for non steam.

  6. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
    Super Moderator
    crash dump is pretty generic to be honest. one thing that causes a crash dump on your game, may not cause one on someone elses game. best setp is to follow the faq http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/f115/...aq-t50926.html

  7. dont think it worked

    ---------- Post added at 01:42 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:31 AM ----------

    no didnt work for me
    just happened again

  8. this worked for me

    I'm sure there are other people out there who have had there game destroyed by Crash Dumps errors, sometimes screwing 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 ass.

    Okay if you follow all these steps prior to installing your game you are very unlikely to get the crash dumps error again.

  9. Is there anyone here capable of anlaysing my data of crash dumps on fm 11 and by looking to the file tell me what the problem is?
    Sory for my english... I´m portuguese, do my best.

  10. Can somebody help me please?
    I have fm11,dvd one,when i click ``load game`` an error shows up everytime...Crash dump error.
    I tried to delete the file from crash dumps and try again,but same..
    Can someone help me please?
    Thank you very much
    Last edited by Botirla Marius; 12/07/2011 at 09:48 AM.

  11. Can somebody move this into technical help sub forum?

  12. Great Advice Worked First Time Cheers

  13. Crash dumps remain, after trying all of the tweaks above. I load the same game and the crash happens at the same point: right after a friendly game (Chicago Fire x Bridgeport Int'l) at the start of my second season.

    I've tried all suggestions above and am a pretty savvy gamer. My laptop is an excellent 3-year-old dual-core (Duo T9400) ASUS with Nvidia card. I've been playing FM on this laptop with no major problems since 2009. But FM12 stinks!

    Please help. This is frustrating...

  14. I also tried "Go on Vacation" for a day to skip the friendly game, and, surprisingly, the game also crashes! Please help.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Botirla Marius View Post
    Can somebody help me please?
    I have fm11,dvd one,when i click ``load game`` an error shows up everytime...Crash dump error.
    I tried to delete the file from crash dumps and try again,but same..
    Can someone help me please?
    Thank you very much
    Sorry, but im not sure about that error. You could try the FAQ's who even try Googleing it.

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