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FM18 Initial Load

Staging Error
explodingsheep's avatar Group explodingsheep 2017-12-26 17:15
gb 3 posts 1 likes joined Apr 07, 2016
Hope someone can help...

I purchased the game today due to the flash sale - fantastic idea to boost interest and bring revenue to the site.

However, when I try to load the game for the first time, it begins loading and after about 20 seconds come up with a "staging" error. I only have the option to close the program.

I have uninstalled my anti-virus program and tried to re-load the game - same result as above.

I have uninstalled the game and then re-installed - sadly, same result. I have re-booted my PC each time.

I have made sure my .NET Framework and DirectX are as up-to-date as possible.

Currently left very frustrated and playing FM17 as a consolation.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know, otherwise I'll need to check the refund policy!

Regards and thanks,


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