Football Manager 2020 (FM20) constantly crashes your PC? You’re not alone! Many players are reporting it, but the good news is that you can fix it. Here are 5 solutions to try.
Fixes to try:
You don’t have to try them all. Just work your way through the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.
- Update your graphics driver
- Verify the integrity of your game files
- Check for Software conflicts
- Delete the Preferences and/or Caches Folder
- Reinstall your game and/or Steam
Fix 1: Update your graphics driver
Updating your graphics driver should always be your go-to option when something goes wrong with your games or multimedia programs.
Whether you choose to update your graphics driver manually, using Windows Update, or you use a trusted third party product, it’s essential that you have the latest correct driver for your operating system at all times.
If you’re not comfortable playing with device drivers, we recommend using Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to the graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
If your issue persists after updating your graphics driver, move on to the next fix.
Fix 2: Verify the integrity of your game files
Game crashing issues are likely to occur when one or more game files are damaged or missing. To see if that’s the issue for you, try verifying the integrity of your game files from Steam. Here is how to do it:
1) Run Steam.
2) Click LIBRARY.
3) Right-click Football Manager 2020 and select Properties.
4) Click the LOCAL FILES tab, then click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.
5) Restart your game to test your issue.
If your game still crashes, then go ahead with the fix below.
Fix 3: Check for software conflicts
If your game keeps closing unexpectedly, it’s possible that one of the software you run is conflicting with your game or game launcher. Try turning off unnecessary applications on your PC to see if any of them are causing your issue. Here is how to do it:
1) Right-click your taskbar and select Task Manager.
2) Right-click the program you want to close and select End task.
Now, relaunch FM20 to see if this has resolved your issue. If your game crashes again, try the next fix, below.
Fix 4: Delete the Preferences and/or Caches folder
Game cache files could also affect the performance of your game. Try clearing your game cache files when something goes wrong with your game. Follow the instructions below:
1) Exit Steam and your game.
2) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.
3) Type %LocalAppData%\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020, then click OK.
4) Delete the Preferences and Cache folder.
5) Restart your game to check if this worked for you.
If your game is still unplayable, move on to the next fix.
Fix 5: Reinstall FM20 and/or Steam
If your game or the game launcher is not properly installed on your PC, or if your game version is outdated, you’re likely to run into issues like game crashes. In this case, try reinstalling your game and your game launcher (if necessary).
1) Run Steam.
2) Click LIBRARY.
3) Right-click Football Manager 2020, and select Manage > Uninstall.
4) Restart Steam to download and install Football Manager 2020.
5) Relaunch your game to test your issue.
If you still run into the crashing issue, try reinstalling the game launcher.
1) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.
2) Right-click the steamapps folder and select Copy. Then, place the copy in another location to back up your game content.
3) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control Panel.
4) Under View by, select Category. Then, click Uninstall a program.
5) Right-click Steam, and then click Uninstall.
6) Download and install Steam.
7) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.
8) Move the backup steamapps folder you created to your current directory location.
9) Restart Steam and your game.
Hopefully, this article helped in resolving your problem. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below. I would love your thoughts!