FIFA 13: Incompatibility a probable cause for crashes
There’s no denying the popularity of FIFA 13, so much so that it has broken records and also hit the number one spot thanks to some impressive sales. However, as with most games they do experience a setback or two after release, and the latest title from EA is no exception.
EA knew that there were issues when they were being contacted by users and have since begun an investigation into what is causing the PC version to crash. However, we’re also told that the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are also having issues as well. As for the PC version the game has been freezing upon start up, whereas on the console the crashes occur during Career Mode.
Don’t think for one moment that EA are taking these issues lightly, because they have already resolved an issue in the early hours of the morning due to connection stability while playing in Seasons mode. However, they still have more work to do in order to rectify the other two issues.
There are temporary fixes for the two issues; for the console versions of FIFA 13 you might consider removing the free agents that are in your customized squad. As for the PC version you might want to consider making a minor change to the read-only file, by editing it to ‘replay0.bin’ could offer a resolution. However, we cannot guarantee that these changes will work for all, so it’s down to you if you wish to go ahead or not.
A member of the EA support team has commented on the EA Forum saying that while he had no issues playing FIFA 13 on his PC at work he did on his one at home. Now we cannot be certain on this but hardware incompatibility could be a probable cause. Some gamers have tried to uninstall and then reinstall the game hoping that it will resolve the issue, but are not having any luck.
There are even those who have gone to the extreme measure of formatting their PCs, but we would not advise you do this, as it’s a little drastic. We know that the team is working hard on a fix for these FIFA 13 crashes, but it’s not good when you consider that there wasn’t an issue with the demo version.
Have you been experiencing any issue with FIFA 13 on any of the platforms, and if so have you managed to resolve them on your own?