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I'm getting XML Parsing Errors, help!

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  • Stam's avatar
    2105 Posts
    XML Parsing Errors in Football Manager:

    You need a newer XML Parser version


    So when you were suffering from XML errors we advise downloading a newer version of XML Parser from Microsoft, Download and install MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2.

    If that doesn't help, please follow the steps outlined below:


    Delete your FM12 Settings folder


    First of all you need to turn on hidden files and folders.

    XP:
    My Computer
    'Tools'
    'Folder Options'.
    The go to the 'View' tab and select 'Show hidden files and folders'

    Windows Vista and Windows 7:
    My Computer
    'Organize'
    'Folder and Search Options'.
    Then go to the 'View' tab and select 'Show hidden files and folders'

    Then delete the following folder:

    XP:

    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\Settings

    Vista/Win7:

    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\Settings


    Mac - XML Parsing Errors:


    Please follow the instructions below to solve the XML Parsing Error:

    *Please note that on Mac OS X Lion the Macintosh HD is hidden: Open a Finder window then at the top click on 'Go' then 'Go to folder' which should be second from bottom. Finally, type in '~/Library'.
    That will bring up your Library and you can now follow the steps below.


    1. Remove from Preferences following the instructions below:

    - Go to Finder
    - Go to Macintosh HD
    - Go to Users
    - Go to your home (Shape of a house) folder
    - Go to Library
    - Go to Preferences
    - Go to Sports Interactive
    - Go to Football Manager 2012,
    - Delete all contents in this folder.


    2. Remove from Caches following the instructions below:

    - Go to Finder
    - Go to Macintosh HD
    - Go to Users
    - Go to your home (Shape of a house) folder
    - Go to Library
    - Go to Caches
    - Go to Sports Interactive
    - Go to Football Manager 2012
    - Delete all contents in this folder.


    3. Remove from Logs following the instructions below:
    - Go to Finder
    - Go to Macintosh HD
    - Go to Users
    - Go to your home (Shape of a house) folder
    - Go to Library
    - Go to Logs
    - Go to Sports Interactive
    - Go to Football Manager 2012,
    - Delete all contents in this folder.

    This post was edited by stam (2011-10-27 08:33, 4 years ago)

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  • Group
    17 Posts
    I don't appear to have a setting folder so what do i do?

  • Group
    1 Posts
    HI,

    suddenly now when trying to play a match the following message keeps on appearing,

    XML parsing error, Not well formed (invaild token) at line 1 of floating - match_stats_state_changed.xml.

    i've followed the steps about enalbing hidden folders and deleting folders and it's still not working can anybody help?

    Thanks

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    1 Posts
    Hi AlL

    Please help me to solve this XML error issue.
    I was playing the game for few months on this computer and out of suddent this XML error continue to prompt me and dont allow me to play matches.

    All those solution by deleting the setting file and update MSXML to latest version has been done but it still did not solve my problem.

    Appreciate if someone can advise.

    Feeling frustrated without being able to play this game

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    #42933 donfuh : Hi AlL

    Please help me to solve this XML error issue.
    I was playing the game for few months on this computer and out of suddent this XML error continue to prompt me and dont allow me to play matches.

    All those solution by deleting the setting file and update MSXML to latest version has been done but it still did not solve my problem.

    Appreciate if someone can advise.

    Feeling frustrated without being able to play this game

    Try re-installing the windows. Worked for me :D


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    18 Posts
    no need to uninstall windows..
    STAM has right idea but i add to unthick hide protecting operating system, then apply ... does to with 7 if u use it.

    xp
    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\Settings

    7
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\Settings

    just deleted settting folder, and play your Fm... this should solved your problem. i've faced this damn problem so many times, so..this is the way to fix that.

    after open your FM, u have to search manually your saved games file on your directory.

    and it done,,
    hope this help..

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    1 Posts
    pls,am i THICKING OR UNTHICKING,the show hidden files and folders on windows 7

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    1 Posts
    Hi, I have the XML problem on FM13. Is the solution the same as the above except delete the FM13 settings files?

  • Group
    1308 Posts
    The main reason for the XML Parsing Errors is usually down to playing FM in full-screen mode. Try changing your display to Windowed mode in the preferances. There should then be no problems what so ever.


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    2013-02-07 22:55#80253 The FM Rookie : The main reason for the XML Parsing Errors is usually down to playing FM in full-screen mode. Try changing your display to Windowed mode in the preferances. There should then be no problems what so ever.

    I never played in full windows mode, though evry time I load a save or quit the game I get this error several times:

    not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 of profile 14.xml

    So annoying...

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    1 Posts
    Getting the same error message on my MACBOOK. Followed the steps above upto the stage where it tells you to look for you MACINTOSH HD folder. When I search for this folder it cant find it can anyone help please

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    1 Posts
    Hello First of all I apologize for the bad english it through the software I do not know English.
    My problem is like Ross to headline this happening to me in FM2011, 2013
    Every time I come in Bstihm It does have the problem also tried to delete and reinstall did not work
    This is the first time I played the game on this computer I had the computer game the previous 5 years I worked great with this game!

    I'm quite happy to help I also paid the entire series $ 100 I want to play and can not nothing
    I tried to delete the folder SETTING but it worked for me one time and back problem


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