Football Manager 2021 PC is facing errors and issues like the in-game crash, OS Error 4294956471, Error Occured Installing FM 21, crashing at startup, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_Removed, unable to initialize Steam API, and more. Here I have compiled a list of errors and issues with the game along with their fixes and workarounds.
Football Manager 21 Crashing, Error 4294956471, And Fixes
Football Manager 2021 is the latest entry on the long-running franchise. The game brings a lot of improvements to the formula but stays true to its essence.
However, PC players are reporting errors and issues with Football Manager 2021 like OS Error 4294956471, the game not downloading, Error Occured Installing FM 21, crashing at startup, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_Removed, Unable To initialize Steam API, in-game crash, and more. The following are the errors and issues that Football Manager 21 PC players are experiencing along with their fixes and workarounds.
OS Error 4294956471 Fix
According to players, they are unable to play Football Manage 2021 on Mac OS as they are getting the OS Error 4294956471. Here is how to fix it.
First, start the terminal by going to Applications > Utiltites > double click Terminal. Enter the following command and press return.
cd Library/Application\ Support/Steam/steamapps/common
Type the following command, press enter and it’ll list all the installed games one of which will be Football Manager 2021.
Enter the following command and press enter. Note, replace the “Football Manager 2021” with the exact folder name you get in the step above.
cd “Football Manager 2021/Football Manager 2021.app/Contents/MacOS”
Then type the following command and press enter.
./”Football Manager 2021”
This will fix the OS Error 4294956471 and players will be able to play Football Manager 2021 without any issue. However, doing it every time can be tedious, the following command will make a shortcut that will launch Football Manager 2021 without OS Error 4294956471.
ln -s “/Volumes/Geode/Shared/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2021/Football Manager 2021.app/Contents/MacOS/Football Manager 2021” ~/Desktop/
This will fix the OS Error 4294956471 with Football Manager 21.
Game Not Downloading, Error Occurred Updating/Installing Football Manager 21 Fix
A lot of Football Manager 2021 PC players are reporting that they are unable to play the game as they get the following errors when they try to download or update the game.
An error has occurred while installing Football Manager 21 (missing app configuration)
An error has occurred while Updating Football Manager 21 (app running) 13552
The fix for this error is simple, exit Steam and navigate to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\appcache\appinfo.vdf” and delete the appinfo.vdf. After this, launch Steam and try to update/install Football Manager 2021 and the error won’t bother you again.
Football Manager 2021 PC players are reporting that the game is crashing randomly while playing. Here is how to fix the Football Manager 2021 crash issue.
One reason for the game to crash is the use of third-party monitoring tools like MSI Afterburner or RGB control software. Disable any third-party software you are using along with Steam overlay and GeForce Experience overlay. This will fix the in-game crash issue.
Another reason for Football Manager 2021 to crash in-game could be the GPU. Either the GPU is overclocked or is old. if the GPU is overclocked, then revert it back to its default GPU clock even if it’s factory overclocked.
If the GPU is old or you don’t want to mess with the GPU clock, limit the game’s FPS to reduce the GPU and CPU load. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Football Manager 2021. Turn on Max FPS Limit and set the value to 30. The game will be locked at 30 FPS and won’t crash anymore.
According to Football Manager 2021 players, they are unable to enjoy the game as it crashes while playing and they get the “Football Manager 2021” error.
First, try updating the GPU driver and if you have an updated driver, reinstall it and do a clean installation. In case the error is still occurring, update DirectX.
The most common reason behind the “DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_Removed” error is GPU itself. Either the GPU is overclocked or is old. if the GPU is overclocked, then revert it back to its default GPU clock even if it’s factory overclocked. In case the GPU is old, use MSI Afterburner to reduce the GPU clock by 100 Mhz and it’ll fix the error.
If messing with the GPU clock isn’t your style, then try capping the Max FPS for the game. If you are playing at an unlocked FPS, limited the game to 60 FPS. In case you are playing the game at 60 FPS, limit the FPS to 30. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Football Manager 2021. Turn on Max FPS Limit and set the value to 30. This will lock Football Manager 2021 to 30 FPS which will reduce the CPU and GPU load and it won’t crash anymore with the “DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_Removed” error.
Low FPS, Stuttering Fix
Performance is a common issue among PC video games and Football Manager 2021 is no exception. Players are reporting low FPS and stuttering issues with the game and here’s how to fix it.
First, make sure you have installed the latest GPU drivers and there is no background process using too much CPU, GPU, or HDD.
Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select “Football Manager 2021” and make the following changes.
Anti-aliasing-FXAA – “Off”
Anti-aliasing-Gamma Correction – “Off”
CUDA GPUs – “All”
Low Latency Mode – Ultra.
Set Power Management to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
Shader Cache – “On” only if you are using an HDD. Don’t need to enable it for an SSD.
Set Texture filtering – Quality to “High Performance”
Triple Buffering – “Off”
Set Vertical Syn to “Use the 3D application setting”
Apply these settings and not only stuttering will be fixed but players will also notice a boost in performance. If the game is still stuttering, set the vertical sync to Fast and disable in-game v.sync.
Unable To Initialize Steam API Fix
This is another error that PC players are experiencing while playing Football Manager 2021. One reason behind this error could be that the Windows account you are using doesn’t have administrative rights. Switch to an account that has the administrative rights and the issue will be resolved.
If you are using an administrator account then the culprit might be Windows Defender or anti-virus software that you have installed. Either disable the anti-virus or make an exception for the game’s folder and the error will be fixed.
Game Not Starting, Crash At Startup Fix
A lot of Football Manager 2021 PC players are reporting that the game is crashing at startup or not launching at all. There are several reasons behind the Football Manager 2021 crash at launch issue and here are the fixes.
One reason for the Football Manager 2021 to crash at launch could be the lack of admin rights. Right-click on the game’s exe > Properties > Compatibility tab > check “run this program as an administrator” and hit apply. This will fix the error.
Your anti-virus/Windows Security might be blocking important game files and causing it to crash. Either disable real-time protection or exclude the Football Manager 2021’s install folder from it. This will fix the crash at launch issue.
If the issue persists, go to your Steam Library > right-click Football Manager 2021 > Properties > Local Files tab > click Browse Local Files. This will open the folder where the game is installed. Launch the game directly from the game’s exe. Chances are, players will get an error similar to “vcruntime140_1.dll or MSVCP140.dll Was Not Found”. If that’s the case, fix it by installing the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables both x64 and x86 versions. This will fix the crash at launch issue with Football Manager 2021.
That is all for our Football Manager 2021 fixes for errors and issues like OS Error 4294956471, in-game crash, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_Removed, crashing at startup, and more. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.