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FIFA 13 PC crashes to desktop, fix incoming

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.

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Jessie Pinkman
Jessie Pinkman

Help!! My game crashes when I’m trying to buy a new player.

chris
chris

Help fifa 13 black screen when playing kickoff

Pranto
Pranto

bro it works

Pranto
Pranto

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

rdutta66
rdutta66

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

MaX
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!

hugovic
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

tantan
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…

Arvind
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?

HALA Madrid
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!

LaneyEFC
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!!!!

sankarsh
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!! 🙁

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

mario
mario

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

jack kim
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.

Syed Nizamuddin

same here
i want apatch

Caleb
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! >.<

Mahesh
Mahesh

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

Niaz
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…

AD
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??

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

kt1092
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..???

Roy
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!

Roy
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!

Akinkunmi
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

Alex
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.

Pinho John

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

Any help?!

Carmanovski
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…

yash shah
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.

Gobbledygook5000
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.

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?

dhdfdfhds
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…

annoyed
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.

anlie
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!

aakash
aakash

game crashes when i start a match

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…

Miguel Angelo Rego
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

Alvir
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?

El-komy
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 .

srinivas
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!!!!!!!!!!!

mario
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 ???

Wanz
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..

vishesh1234
vishesh1234

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

pratik
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

HardWithStyle91
HardWithStyle91

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

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?

fubar
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.

fubar
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… Read more »

1ceb0x
1ceb0x

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

darren
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 🙁

Robbie
Robbie

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

Abhik Mukherjee
Abhik Mukherjee

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

Raj
Raj

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

Raj
Raj

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

EA SPORTS
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.

Archit
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 ?

pranab sen
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

Michael Leo

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

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.

tofushop86
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… Read more »

Manav
Manav

Game randomly crashes in career mode.

Thomas Corstjens

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

filip
filip

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

Varun Kumar

is 520 m correct for fifa 13

Divesh
Divesh

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

Divesh
Divesh

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

Hanin
Hanin

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

chris
chris

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

Blondie
Blondie

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

puri
puri

Fifa crashese just before match can start.

tofushop86
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.

Stefan Boogaard

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

Helpp
Helpp

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

Dynasty2201
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.

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.

Sipan
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… Read more »

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