If you are experiencing crashes with FIFA 14 on your PC, please try the following possible workarounds as they have already been of help to other players.
If you are having trouble running the game, we recommend first making sure your Windows and drivers are up-to-date.
We are aware that FIFA 14 is currently unable to support special characters (such as àéñõü). In the case where you PC name (or your Windows username) contains at least one of these characters, it will cause FIFA 14 to crash. We suggest you to rename your PC name or your Windows user name by following the two solutions provided below:
Your PC name Contains special characters:
If your PC name contains special characters, please rename your PC name. To do so, click on the Start button and follow the below instructions:
Your Windows username contains special characters:
Please verify if your FIFA 14 config. files are located in a path similar to: C:\Users\Usernàmé\Documents\FIFA 14 (with special characters). If this is the case, please follow the instructions below carefully. As this process is a bit more complicated, if your Windows username contains special characters, you will not need to rename it but simply add a new username.
Once you tried the above solution , please try to login with this new Windows user account. Once logged in, launch Origin, then launch FIFA 14 if both options are available to you. If you do not have the Origin icon on your desktop, please reinstall the clients on this new Windows session.
We thank you for your patience and we apologize for the cumbersome workarounds.
Sorry but I paid 40 quid for this and I can't even start the game. On the first screen with Messi's picture and Fifa 14 logo it keeps freezing. Why?
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP: UNABLE TO START FIFA 14
I brought the digital version of the game, downloaded and installed it yesterday.
As soon as I start the game through Origin the intial screen of Messi appears for 2-3 seconds and then it just crashes back to the desktop........not even loading the language selection page.
THE FIFA 14 DEMO VERSION WORKED WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE
The configuration of my Laptop is as below:
DELL INSPIRON N5010
OS Name:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build7601
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz, 2661 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.65 GB
ATI RADEON HD 550v 1GB RAM
LIST OF ALL THE CHANGES I TRIED TO MAKE IT WORK:
UPDATED ALL MY VIDEO CARD AND WINDOWS DRIVERS
TRIED RUNNING IN ADMINISTRATOR MODE WITH LOWEST SETTINGS ANS ALSO XP SP3
TRIED DISABLING MY ANTIVIRUS,FIREWALL AND EVEN STARTUP PROGRAMS
I DON'T GET ANY ERROR MESSAGE SO THE REGISTRY SETTINGS WERE FINE
I DONT HAVE ANY USER OR COMPUTER NAMES WHICH HAVE ANY SPECIAL CHARACTERS
I TRIED THE EVENT VIEWER AND I GET THIS MESSAGE: The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because composition was disabled by a running application
I PAID A HUGE AMOUNT (1ST TIME WITHOUT PIRATING) TO START PLAYING ON RELEASE DAY AND THIS IS HOW ORIGIN AND EA MESS EVERYTHING UP- they don’t have a helpline or any sort of customer support…..pathetic PLZ HELP AND LET ME KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS………………