FIFA 13 PC crashes to desktop, fix incoming

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How are you getting on with your copy of FIFA 13? While some of you may have taken a day off work to blitz through FIFA 13 night and day, it appears that some of you with the PC version of the game are running into one or two problems.

We’ve heard that some FIFA 13 PC owners are experiencing frequent crashes to desktop, notably after the EA Sports logo sign where the game will suddenly freeze after start up. To point out, this isn’t happening to everyone as we’ve also had feedback from you where no such problems are occurring on your copy.

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The official EA forums state otherwise though and it’s clear that it is affecting more than a select few and we have a feeling that EA will need to issue a swift patch to improve the situation. In the meantime, you should always ensure that you are running the latest version of the game, so check for updates regularly and install them at the first opportunity when you get the chance.

EA has reminded users on the forums that the game requires either Windows Vista or Windows 7 to operate, but even then users are stating that the game is still crashing after the logo on Windows 7. It’s also worth mentioning that the problem could be solved by making the file ‘replay0.bin’ a read-only file – This can be done in the FIFA 13 game files and the properties section.

With 32 pages on the forum thread though and growing by the day, it’s clear that there are issues going on with the PC version of the game – a shame since others are having no problems at all with many saying that it’s easily the best looking version of the game ahead of Xbox 360 and PS3.

Is your PC version of FIFA 13 crashing to desktop? Let us know if your game is hanging after the EA Sports logo, or if you have encountered any other problems in FIFA 13. We expect a fix for these problems very soon if the issues continue to escalate. We’ve also heard in the last few hours from a number of our readers explaining that the game has been freezing during the autosave screen, which then led to a crash to desktop as well.

  • Sipan

    i have another strange problem during the menu, editing, options screen. The game shuts down my monitor and it tells me that there is no connection from my monitor to the computer, yet the game still plays the menu soundtrack. Once I start loading the game and start the game, it will not freeze. It only happens during the menu screens. This is the only game that I have seen do this to my PC, its really strange. I would appreciate it so very much if someone could help me. I love this game, and its a bummer having to restart my computer again and again and again just because I have less than 5 minutes to edit whatever i need to edit before I start a game, so career mode is yet a no go for me. :-(

    Thank you so much guys. I hope we can all enjoy FIFA like we have in the past.

  • http://www.facebook.com/roy.partha Partha Sarathi

    I had purchased an original CD for PC of FIFA 13, I installed Origin, the game is download for last three days and only 32% are downloaded right now. I have no setup file for game.
    I used high speed B/Brand at my PC. Please help.

    • http://twitter.com/Atweat Paul K

      if you have cd then surly you can copy game from it.

  • Dynasty2201

    Oh look, PC gamers get shafted again by moronic gaming companies focused on consoles for monies.
    Another shoddy console port for PC.
    Christ. The gaming industry was so much better before consoles.

    • tofushop86

      I agree, PC games have fallen to the wayside due to money greed in the consol market. It’s a shame because video games ALWAYS look better and perform better on PC. Consol’s are so limited with capabilities, lack of mod ability….PC gaming is where it’s at!!!

    • tofushop86

      And it severely pisses me off that PC gamers usually have to wait an entire MONTH for a game AFTER it’s release due to “exlusivity” for consols. Ex: Dawnguard dlc for Skyrim…scandalous.

      • tofushop86

        I almost didn’t even want to play it…almost ;)

  • Helpp

    My xbox is crashing when going to transfers in Career Mode :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/stefan.boogaard Stefan Boogaard

    Fifa 13 for PC is crashing when starting a match… can’t plan :( dissapointing this!

  • tofushop86

    FIFA 13 PC download is crashing to desktop just before entering a match. SO frustrating! We need a patch FAST!! I’ve always been a loyal FIFA customer, so please don’t make me regret purchasing this year. Thank you.

    • Lud94

      same for me

    • Sarath

      same here

    • luc022

      me too!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/hewyl Hew Yuan Ling

      Before you click play match, press Alt+Tab and refresh the Desktop multiple times (x2) and then go back, press and ENJOY ;)

      • nikhil patel

        same here……..

      • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.nyota Timothy Nyota

        Dude..careful…I will give you a very big kiss!!! You are simply the best!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/deepankumar64 Deepan Kumar

      same problem …..its d same case on my pc and laptop! frustrating!!!

      • sarath

        download the latest graphic driver..the same happened to me..but after updating the drivers..it worked fine…

    • marius

      same…

  • puri

    Fifa crashese just before match can start.

    • hobo

      For everyone if you want it never crashes when you press play match press Alt+Tab
      in the same moment then reopen the icon from the task bar

  • Blondie

    In fact, yes, it is crashing. How very wonderful of EA to make another game that pisses me off… Oh well.

  • chris

    When will this patch be out, and where can we get it when it does come out?

  • Hanin

    Yeah my game keeps on crashing aswell … how and when will we know when/ if EA fixes the problem ?????? …

  • Divesh

    Game randomly crashes in career mode. We spend so much money on these games for them not to work?
    Not cool.

  • Divesh

    For people whos game is crashing right before the match-
    PLEASE UPDATE YOUR GRAPHIC CARD DRIVERS. It works :-)

    • tofushop86

      I have a brand new graphics card and I play Skyrim on ultra setting…this can’t be relevant.

      • tofushop86

        Divesh – I appologize. I went on youtube and and followed a video on how to update my graphics card driver…and THE GAME’S WORKING PERFECTLY!!! Thank you!

        • vishesh1234

          No…My graphics are updated but still not working…….

    • b

      i did update everything . still not working

  • http://www.facebook.com/varun111111 Varun Kumar

    is 520 m correct for fifa 13

  • filip

    I can get in game. Then I set everything and when I want to start match it jsut simply crashed to desktop..

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mancunian4 Thomas Corstjens

    My game crashes after some ultimate team matches, realy annoying!

  • Manav

    Game randomly crashes in career mode.

  • tofushop86

    PC USERS – If your game is crashing JUST before a match, you may need to UPDATE YOUR GRAPHICS CARD DRIVER. I followed Divesh’s advice and updated mine, now my game is working every time, NO MORE CRASHING! To update: 1) Click START menu. 2) Control Panel. 3) Under “Appearance and Personalization” click “Adjust Screen Resolution”. 4) Click “Advanced Settings”. 5) Click “Properties”. 6) Click “Driver” tab. 7) Click “Update Driver”. Your computer will now spend a couple minutes searching the internet for update software. Upon completion I exited out of everything and RESTARTED my computer to apply the new settings. Now my game works every time, haven’t had any problems yet.

    • kira_2154

      The driver was up to date.
      Still it crashed.
      It crashes on starting a match.
      Please Help!

      • vishesh1234

        Drivers are up to date…..still d same prob……Help!!!

        • harry

          same problem!!!1

      • mario

        same problem ….

      • http://www.facebook.com/hewyl Hew Yuan Ling

        Before you click play match, press Alt+Tab and refresh the Desktop multiple times (x2) and then go back, press and ENJOY ;)

    • Kasem

      I updated my card driver and its worked :DD thank you very much dude ! :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/hewyl Hew Yuan Ling

      Mine is already up to date but it still crashes

    • http://www.facebook.com/deepankumar64 Deepan Kumar

      i updated my drivers and now i’m getting e0001 error on starting the game

  • http://twitter.com/Atweat Paul K

    Im having problems when in arena when a seasons game is loading. I stay in the arena forever. I have to quit to desktop. I have latest drivers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.leo.79 Michael Leo

    guys..i still can’t play kick off mode in fifa 13 PC version..please help me..

  • pranab sen

    last line is happening with me…. whenever an online game ends… it crashes to desktop…also in career mode same thing is happening

  • Archit

    Hey , I just bought Ea sports Fifa13 .. As soon as i click on kick-off , select teams , and than click on play .. and my game crashes before the game starts …. so please suggest what to do ? and will EA sports do something to it ?

    • harry

      me too!!! please solve this out!!

  • EA SPORTS

    Hey Tofushop86 !! u r rite it works :) 1) Click START menu. 2) Control Panel. 3) Under “Appearance and Personalization” click “Adjust Screen Resolution”. 4) Click “Advanced Settings”. 5) Click “Properties”. 6) Click “Driver” tab. 7) Click “Update Driver”. Your computer will now spend a couple minutes searching the internet for update software. Upon completion I exited out of everything and RESTARTED my computer to apply the new settings. Now my game works every time, haven’t had any problems yet.

  • Raj

    I tried updating the driver but my com says it’s up to date and I am still having the crashing problem

  • Raj

    Having problems, all up to date when I tried to update

  • Abhik Mukherjee

    My game crashes once I press the play Match option , is there anway to fix tat

    • troy

      hi..did you manage to get it fixed? I am also having the same problem.

  • Robbie

    @8aa29919eaa0a1bddf67752dcc349ed9:disqus that doesn’t work for me :(

  • darren

    Yup i’ve got problems, crashing right before the match too. My processor is an i5 2.26 GHZ Processor, and tofushop86′s method didn’t work (thanks anyway!), my driver is the most updated. Hope EA fixes this fast! This is the first Fifa game that i’ve bought :(

  • 1ceb0x

    this didnt work out….nvidia Ge Force 9400-GT

  • fubar

    Its so broken its funny. Seasons gives you 2 results for every game played i.e win a game and get 6 points and 2 wins. Draw 2 points and 2 draws, you get the idea. If your loosing though and quit you only get one loss against you.
    The defensive balance seems to have been broken by the improved attacking skills on offer and the ball over the top is too easy to play, I’ve lost count of high scoring matches where I score on almost every attack but so does the opposition. For fun (as an experiment) I played a game where I just passed the ball around the back for the whole match and got a 0-0 draw because the opponent couldn’t get it and I ended with possession for the total game of 97%. This is on PS3 and I also got it on pc with the same problems.

  • fubar

    oh and forgot to mention getting stuck in the arena as the game joins and then only being bale to get out by quitting the game and reloading.

  • http://twitter.com/37227 João Martins

    My FIFA 13 for PC crashes right after appearing the cover of the game and goes to my desktop. The same happened with FIFA 12.
    Any solutions?

    • Hinn Gauzki

      I assume your username on your pc has “special characters” ? IE anything with an accent above it. â for example. If so, the easiest trick is to create another user (next to your normal one) and simply name it 1. EA doesn’t seem to like us people with a slightly different name…

  • HardWithStyle91

    Delete your ‘FIFA 13′ folder at ‘My Documents’ if your game crashes when you start with Seasons

  • pratik

    i play online , Fut, skill games and when come back to main menu the game crashes to desktop …does any one of you experience this problem
    Ps: i also have the career mode crash problem

  • vishesh1234

    Game crashes when i start a match…..any solutions??

  • Wanz

    after installation finished, when I click on the Fifa 13 icon it doesn’t respond..can u plz., help me..if u dn’t mind..

    • troy

      hi did u manage to get it working. i am having the same problem?

  • mario

    i have a problem on fifa 13 when i press kick off to begin the match …. may game goes back to the desktop …anyone with the same problem and what ea is going to do ???

    • ArsenalTiger

      If you can enter to the game and play in the arena with messi but when you’re gonna play a match it crashes. You can do this:
      When you are about to press the play match button, after changing the team management and everything, click advance (match would be loading), quickly press Alt+TAB, and when you’re in the desktop, enter again and it will not crash. Do the same thing after finishing a match when you wanna go to the menu.

      • unhappy customer

        LOL, this actually works! A bit annoying doing this every single time but no other choice really.

      • shashank verma

        thanks a lot bro…………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • silentkiller

        thnx man.. it works

  • srinivas

    when i start the game the est 2011 logo appears and the screen goes black and suddenly it returns back to the desktop screen .please help!!!!!!!!!!!

    • pp

      u have 2 start origin first

      • rijan

        Thanks pranav(PP). it worked for me

  • El-komy

    My Version of Fifa doesnt even start , I never even saw the EA logo so I dont even have a FIFA 13 file in Documents .

  • Alvir

    My Fifa 13 has loaded properly. But when i go for a ” kick off” . it takes me to arena. And after completing the task(move) it doesn’t take to the match. Rather it indicates a restart button. Can you tell me the solution?

  • Miguel Angelo Rego

    I’ve just bought the PC game. I register in Origin, install the origin Client, log me in and nothing happens. The game doesn’t install, my PC is within the recomendation.

    Whats going on?

    Thanks
    Mig

  • http://www.facebook.com/metalloriza Niklas Karlsson

    I’m almost done playing my first season in the career mode. But as soon as I load the last game of the season, it crashes. I have restarted the computer a couple of times. And nothing helps…

    • Announymouse

      turn autosave off usually helps

  • aakash

    game crashes when i start a match

  • anlie

    my fifa 13 crashes to desktop in seasons mode right before i get to choose my team. the last two updates didnt fix anything for me. please help!

    • shoaib

      Same Problem in Season mode….in other online modes i have no issue but season :((((

  • annoyed

    i Have a brand new computer with excellent performance.
    I bought the game via orgin and I click play and then this little window pops up with messi and if click play after that it loads up EAS FC logo and exits to desktop.

  • dhdfdfhds

    it also lags while playing the game… this makes us get annoyed and makes me feel that i’ve have wasted my money… hope this issues can be solved soon… im using windows 7 and yet i face this problems… pls try to find a solution to it thx…

  • http://www.facebook.com/rubenesk Rubenesk Kumaar Muniandy

    I got my FIFA 13 for my PC. The problem I encounter is that, it just closes the whole .exe just like that without any warning whatsoever. This happens any time, not specifically which ever screen I was in. What’s the fix for this?

  • Gobbledygook5000

    I’m having this exact same problem. Right after I choose a language in the initial load screen the game just crashes back to desktop.

    All my drivers are up to date, everything on my PC is FINE. I just bought this PC, and I’ve installed/played, in total 13 new games on it.

    FIFA 13 is the ONLY game out of THIRTEEN brand new games that has any problems!

    Unbelievable. Pathetic. Infuriating.

    • http://www.facebook.com/alias.maurice Alias Maurice

      i have this exact same problem. my pc is top end in every way apart from the graphics card but even thats good enough for fifa. crashes on select language … how did you resolve this issue ???

  • yash shah

    FIFA 13 PC download is crashing to desktop just before entering a match.
    SO frustrating! We need a patch FAST!! I’ve always been a loyal FIFA
    customer, so please don’t make me regret purchasing this year. Thank
    you.

  • Carmanovski

    i bought it one week ago and now found the opportunity to install it.. but i cant play it properly. it crashes to desktop…

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.pinho.3 Pinho John

    Fifa crash to sektop everytime i start “seasons” (online matches).

    Any help?!

    • shoaib

      same problem here

      • BUKU

        For those who have FIFA 13 PC online seasons problem – game crash to desktop while loading online seasons match.

        Try this, it’s works for me.

        1. Go to your Documents -> FIFA 13

        2. Delete ‘SquadOnline’ file

        3. Open FIFA 13 (Use Local Data) -> Seasons. It will download your new SquadOnline file automatically.

        Hope this helps :-)

  • Alex

    So, everything works fine but I come to start a career things are fine but then I click play match-play as all squad but then it freezes then crashes.

  • Akinkunmi

    My fifa 13 doesn’t run at all, the process starts once i run it but stops a few seconds later, i use a nvidia Ge force 525m graphics card could that be the problem

  • Roy

    Searched for someone with a problem like mine, but didn’t find any. When I am about to take a free kick or a penalty in career mode, the game crashes when I try to change the FK/penalty taker. Any solutions to that? All my drivers are up to date.

    Help would be appreciated!

  • Roy

    Searched for someone with the same problem as me, but didn’t find anyone. When I am about to take a free kick or a penalty in career mode, and I try to change the FK/penalty taker, my game crashes. Any solutions for this? All my drivers are up to date.

    Help would be appreciated!

  • kt1092

    hey i am experiencing frequent crashes to desktop, notably after the EA Sports logo sign where the game will suddenly freeze after start up…i tried making ” replay0.bin” a read only file…still the same problem….any solutions..???

    • Demmy

      Me too..but untill now i dont know where and how to fix it

  • http://www.facebook.com/s.da7abreh Samer M. Dahabreh

    used to work perfectly, then i formatted the pc and copied teh files ( in order not to download 10 giga bytes) and then ran repair install and said it was correct as soon i go to the game menu it freezes and crashes), and i just downloaded a patch ( 200 mbs) but still its crashing… EA have some decency and fix your sh*t

  • AD

    FIFA 13 PC crashing is career mode after the 1st season is finished, and loading the next season. Loading bar comes half way and crashes to desktop.

    I have re-installed it, updated my drivers. No-help can anyone help??

  • Niaz

    The best solution for this i ve got is : go to Documents> FIFA13> then delete all your Auto saved files in Career. Then start with the one that you have manually saved..it has worked out for me…

  • Mahesh

    FIFA 13 PC download is crashing to desktop just before entering a match. SO frustrating!

  • Caleb

    ok this is just ridiculous now… i read this article a month ago and still nothing has been done. After i play ultimate team the game now crashes, even if i ctrl-alt before i click continue. Its extremely frustrating as i lose out even after i win a really hard fought victory. Surely EA can do something about it!!! not happy! >.<

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Syed-Nizamuddin/1057287584 Syed Nizamuddin

    same here
    i want apatch

  • jack kim

    11/16/2012. It still crashes to desktop for no reason. All hail EA, the most competent and most liked company in the world.

  • mario

    mine cant pass the play stage it just wont start what can i do ?????

  • http://twitter.com/Young__Leezy khaled fehri

    the game is crashing after my login if I put hight quality but in low quality it work normaly. the problem is not my PC may be windows 8

  • sankarsh

    game is hanging after the logo appears on the screen….

    more detailed: when i double click on the game..it starts with the logo appearing first…then there is the black screen..and after 8-9 secs..it returns to the desktop…and it says it has crashed…by the way…im playing on the desktop and its not working for me..bu my friend plays on the laptop and its perfectly fine there.. :(

    please fix it..i have been buying fifa from the 2008th edition!! :(

  • LaneyEFC

    This is so frustrating… and needs to be fixed ASAP, do you understand what life is like without fifa? Got to watch your girlfriend’s dumb ass programs!!!!

  • HALA Madrid

    Everyone is voicing the same problem about crashing before kick off and after the match, is there any permanant way to solve this problem? Its really annoying to ALT+TAB and resfresh every match, Please do something about this crashing issue on PC ! I have tried everything but to no avail!

  • Arvind

    FIFA 13 crashes just after the logo displays in the screen..following that i get a blank screen den it returns 2 desktop..have changed tat replay0.bin to read-only file..but same thing happens..any suggestions?

  • tantan

    i already installed and can play my torrent downloaded fifa13 on my laptop but when i copy the iso file on my pc and try to install it, i cant as it say that the driver is not accesible and if i extract directly the game folder onto my local disk, it says that ” the dynamic library rld.dll cant initialize. pls help…

  • hugovic

    me too; i can play online in personlize games but when is starting season game and after found opponent the game crashes to windows

  • MaX

    In the third season of career mode my game crashes to the desktop. It happens when I pass a certain date, always the same one. Seems that Fifa 13 has a lot of bugs, I just hope it can be fixed and my save file won´t be corrupted. Would have been a waste of time to play it!

  • rdutta66

    fifa 13 crashes when i want to buy a player or exit from career mode..what to do?

  • Pranto

    when i try to start a match then fifa 13 crashes and go back to the desktop

  • Pranto

    bro it works

  • chris

    Help fifa 13 black screen when playing kickoff