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I'm getting XML Parsing Errors, help!

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Stam's avatar Administrators Stam 2011-10-22 14:43
gr 2208 posts 746 likes joined Oct 03, 2006
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, 5 years ago)
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ScottBunting's avatar Group ScottBunting 2012-01-29 13:40
00 17 posts joined Jan 29, 2012
I don't appear to have a setting folder so what do i do?
micmcmahon's avatar Group micmcmahon 2012-02-04 11:26
00 1 posts joined Feb 04, 2012
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
donfuh's avatar Group donfuh 2012-02-19 01:58
00 1 posts joined Feb 19, 2012
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
Ikillathug's avatar Group Ikillathug 2012-07-11 23:32
in 14 posts 1 likes joined Dec 16, 2011
#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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shybrsky's avatar Group shybrsky 2012-07-18 10:13
00 18 posts joined Feb 10, 2012
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..
yemiremi's avatar Group yemiremi 2013-01-16 19:21
00 1 posts joined Jan 16, 2013
pls,am i THICKING OR UNTHICKING,the show hidden files and folders on windows 7
samgrieve's avatar Group samgrieve 2013-01-21 19:00
00 1 posts joined Jan 21, 2013
Hi, I have the XML problem on FM13. Is the solution the same as the above except delete the FM13 settings files?
The FM Rookie's avatar Group The FM Rookie 2013-02-07 22:55
ie 1300 posts 215 likes joined Jul 29, 2012
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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Lowie's avatar Group Lowie 2013-06-10 15:46
00 5 posts 9 likes joined May 20, 2012
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...
jamesrdunbar's avatar Group jamesrdunbar 2014-04-23 12:11
00 1 posts joined Apr 23, 2014
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
EVITER41's avatar Group EVITER41 2014-05-15 20:03
00 1 posts joined May 15, 2014
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
kerrymanam's avatar Group kerrymanam 2016-06-29 07:14
00 1 posts joined Jun 29, 2016
try this......XML Parser

Kerry

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