How to Fix FIFA 15 Crashes

The most popular football game FIFA 15 crashes during startup or after selecting a language. In this article we’ll make sure that your computer fulfills all minimum system requirement. You might also have to disable incompatible game features, store game files in a different location to fix randomly crashing one of the best sports games around.

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Verify System Requirements

Here’s information about required components:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD
  • Memory: 4  GB
  • Video Card: Microsoft DirectX compatible; must support Shader Model 5. NVIDIA GeForce/ ATI Radeon HD
  • Free Disk Space: 10 GB, 1 GB and 13 GB for game installation, My Documents and downloading respectively
  • Audio Card: Must support Microsoft DirectX 9
  • Internet Connection: 512 kbps

Modify Game Options

Your game configurations are stored in a file named FIFASetup.ini. Modify the contents of this file and verify no unsupported features are enabled.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Double click User Name folder on Desktop.


2. Open following location:

  • ..\Documents\FIFA 15.

3. Right click a file named FIFASetup.ini, select Open with | Notepad.

4. Set the following settings:


5. Click File | Save to save the changes you’ve made. Exit the file.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start, select Documents.

2. Double click FIFA 15 sub folder.

3. Refer Steps # 3-4 under Windows 10/8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Change Documents Folder Location

FIFA 15 stores its user data and other game settings into the Documents folder. It might have failed to retrieve them on time and resulted into sudden crashes. Change the default location [C:\Users\USER_NAME\Documents] of your Documents folder as shown below:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Double click User Name desktop folder.

2. Right click Documents or My Documents folder, select Properties.


3. This opens up a new dialog. Click Location tab.


4. Specify a new path in text box, and then click Apply | OK.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start, right click Documents and select Properties.

2. Refer Steps # 3-4 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Set Supported Screen Resolution

Configure the display settings of your computer to set FIFA 15 supported screen resolution.

For Windows 10:

1. Type “Screen Resolution” in the Search Box.


2. Open “Change the Screen Resolution” from Search Results.


3. Scroll down the page; select 1280*720 under “Screen Resolution” drop down box.


4. Click Apply, and then exit.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Right click on Desktop, select Screen Resolution.

2. Select 1280*720 in Resolution drop down box.


3. Click Apply, and then OK.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start | Control Panel.

2. Click Appearance and Personalization | Adjust screen resolution.

3. Use the Slider to set 1280*720 screen resolution.

4. Click Apply | OK.

Verify Windows Media Player is Not Removed

FIFA 15 uses some media files that are basically components of Windows Media Player program. FIFA 15 crashes when it fails to access these files as Windows Media Player is not installed.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X, select Programs and Features.

2. Click “Turn Windows features on or off” link in left-panel of new window.

3. In the Windows Features dialog that appears, expand “Media Features”.


4. Check-up “Windows Media Player” checkbox, if it is already unchecked. An unchecked checkbox indicates concerning Windows component is not installed.

5. Click OK. If you’re prompted to insert Windows installation disc, go ahead.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start, select Control Panel.

2. Click Programs | Turn Windows Features On or Off.

3. Refer Steps # 3-5 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

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