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A Working Solution For Career Mode Freeze

Discussion in 'FIFA 13 PC Editing Forum' started by MichaelCorleone, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. MichaelCorleone

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    I've been through it. I know how much it hurts when you are looking forward to the next season and the career mode refuses to even budge beyond a certain date. Sometimes it just crashes to the desktop when you are just about to sign Varane for the amount you promised when you got him as a loanee :). Its a shame that EA themselves could not find a solution to the freeze issue. So I decided to investigate on my own and for myself at least I figured out how to un-freeze the career mode. This solution will only work for Pc users. I'm not sure if there is a way to apply it to a ps3 or an xbox. Before I go on, if you are one of the paranoid ones who would not mess around with any of Fifa's internal files this solution is not for you.

    Download this archive - http://www.sendspace.com/file/s3fpjz ( sorry if this is illegal. Not sure)

    Install both the applications that are in the archive. You should have a - BH editor , and a File master + two registry files.

    Apply the registry file - FIFA 12 64 Bit(working for FM12)

    Open the second reg file ( named - FIFA(for BHeditor) in notepad. Change the line after " Install Dir" to the path where your fifa 13 is installed. Now apply this reg too.

    Now both your tools should be working fine.

    Run File master 12. Expand the File Data1.big in it. When it opens scroll down to the bottom . You want to get to this - \dlc\dlc_FootballCompEng\dlc\FootballCompEng\data\cmsettings.ini

    select this file and export it to the main Fifa 13 folder. Now you should see a new folder created in your Fifa 13 directory - D:\FIFA 13\Game\dlc\dlc_FootballCompEng\dlc\FootballCompEng\data . The file cmsettings.ini should be there. Open this file ( notepad++ preffered).

    You should see a lot of options listed under "[CAREERMODE_MANAGERS]" . What we want to do now is disable certain options. ( 1 means enabled, 0 means disabled) . Just change the "loans" and "internationals" fields to 0. This means that the part of Fifa that deals with Loans and International would not be started when you enter CM.

    Now the last step we want to do is make Fifa 13 read from the cmsettings.ini file we extracted out and not from the one in the Data1.big file.

    Open FHL BH-editor. Go to Data1.big. and now click the tab that says 'regen selected Bh file ( take care of external files)'. Once that is done , just make sure that the file cmsetting.ini is unticked. An unticked file means that Fifa 13 will look for it in external folders instead of in the BIG file.

    Thats all. Now run you career mode. It should go smoothly past the date it earliet got stuck one. Stop the simulation immediately.and save your game. Now go back to the cmsettings.ini file in you fifa 13 directory. Undo the changes you had done to the file. i.e enable loans and internationals again.

    If by any chance it still freezes. Try enabling/disabling other options listed.

    OPTIONAL: You can go into the BH editor and tick the cmsettings.ini file to , revert back you game to the 'mint' state if you do not like the minor change we had done to the game.

    Alternative and complementary solutions:
    1. Put any loanee into the reserves ( not subs) before you sim further.
    2. Sim through calender and see if that works.
    3. Release some players and lighten up your squad.

    I have had all types of CM freezes. This solved all of them for me. Hope it works for you too.

    If you post this solution elsewhere make sure you give credit to MichaelCorleone and Soccergaming Forums.
     
  2. gonzaga

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    Simulating through the calendar seems to have some minor effect of going further in the career mode without so many crashes. It worked for me even without the changes you recommended. I can even go trough simulating in main menu, tapping Advance, but the crashing is happening more often.
    But is great that you have found this solution!
     
  3. MichaelCorleone

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    Bump! Been getting messages about this.
     
  4. Robby18

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    I made a career mode with Barcelona and it crashes to desktop on the 10th of September.
    Any fix ?
     
  5. a2423

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    be sure of not exceeding the maximum amount of players in squad, i also had a problem when buying a player who accepted to join my team, after it my game just crushed when i tried to continue, until i "fired" some players
     
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    I just bought like 5 players and sold 4.
    I had like 32 squad members..
     
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    Hi! :)

    I know this is a long shot but would anyone still happen to have the archive?
     
  8. bangus

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    Do yourself a favor, forget about dead links from 4 year-old games, and get FIFA 16, it's on sale on Origin. Many times better than FIFA 13, not even close.
     
  9. Acheron

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    I found a tool called Fifa File Explorer and was able to make the required alterations with it but the game still wouldn't advance. I also tried releasing unneeded players and simming through calendar, to no avail. Yeah, you're right, it's probably best to forget about FIFA 13.
     
  10. bangus

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    It's all about the quality of the game play mostly. FIFA 13 is like driving a Yugo when you can choose to drive a FIFA 16 Honda Accord. But hey, if you love putzing around in a cheap tin can, go for it.
     
  11. Acheron

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    I know. I was almost done with FIFA 13 anyway. It was just the annoyance of having decided to quit playing after the current CM season, having less than 10 games left and not being able to finish it properly due to bad programming by EA. But I can live with that. :)
     
      

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