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How to Fix Football Manager 2023 Not Launching, Crashing, or Freezing

To fix Football Manager 2023 not launching, crashing, or freezing, you can try updating your graphics card, running the game as an administrator, or allowing it in your antivirus.

You can also try disabling overlays/conflicting programs, repairing/verifying the game files, or updating Windows.

Write your own headlines, earn the love of the fans, and dominate the competition.

In Football Manager 2023, you get to pick tactics, craft a team, and take on challenges.

Find the right cub, meet board/fan expectations, and win the top prizes.

Create superstars, level up your recruitment, and provide a path to develop a superstar squad.

Deliver huge wins and unforgettable matchday moments by creating a unique strategy on the tactics board.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix Football Manager 2023 not launching, crashing, freezing, or having a white/black screen.

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run Football Manager 2023 as an administrator

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Football Manager 2023 > Properties > Local Files > Browse.
  3. Right-click Football Manager 2023 > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > Enable > OK > Launch the game.

Fix 3: Allow Football Manager 2023 in your antivirus

  • Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Add an allowed app > Browse all apps > select Football Manager 2023 app > Open.
  • Open the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow another app… > Browse… > select Football Manager 2023 app > Add.
  • Turn off Real-time protection: Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings > Real-time protection > Off.

Fix 4: Disable overlays/conflicting programs

  • Navigate to your Steam library > right-click Football Manager 2023 > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
  • Unplug the Logitech or Thrustmaster racing wheel.
  • End the task for Razer Synapse or MSI Dragon Center.
  • Close all of your tabs to free up RAM and relaunch the game.

Fix 5: Repair/verify the game files

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Football Manager 2023 > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Football Manager 2023.

Fix 6: Update Windows to the latest version

  1. Search for “Check for updates” using Windows Search.
  2. Update Windows to the latest version.
  3. Launch Football Manager 2023.

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