Madden 2009 freezes between seasons in franchise mode
My Madden 09 for xbox 360 freezes in the franchise mode when I come to season two and try to simulate the games of other teams. It will simulate these games if I do them individually, but then it freezes when I try to save. It's happened in three different franchises. I've even used another xbox and it happened. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, tried saving in every way, everything. But I cannot get past the preseason of year two. Any ideas I can try before I toss my Madden into the river?
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DUDE- I have played 09 on xbox 360 through 4 seasons three different times with liverpool and each time the same thing happens. it happened to me a 4th time last night. so today i came up with the resolve to solve it. AND I DID!!! basically, if you conduct contract negotiations after the league season is over but you are still playing UEFA/ECC games it will 100% crash your game once you get into the next season once the trade season begins. If this happens it will corrupt your save file permanently destroying the future integrity of the game, like a digital Russian Roulette. To be sure this doesnt happen to your team's save file, keep a back up file safe that you won't adjust right before the season ends. at the end of the season a contract negotiation screen comes up. you need to make sure that when you go to the contract negotiation screen everyone listed on your team who has less than 12 months left on their contract is listed with "the computers" offer to be resigned, therefore extending their own contract based on their terms. you will see all sorts of wild offers, especially if you have been under paying your players. As per the Bosman ruling these guys are treated as free agents during the transfer window, so the game is modeling REAL life. However, if you sign them after the season is over but while you are still playing euro competitions then this will corrupt the save file for free agents. This crashes the game, maybe perhaps because some other team is trying to sign that "Bosman ruling" player on the computers own terms, but he improperly still belongs to your club for less than 12 months. WOOOOOT gonna play another 4 seasons. pass this on. Keep backup saved files at the mid point between transfer windows and right before the regular season games end based on your schedule. ENJOY!!!
I think your lens may be very dirty. And alos please tell if the problem is only with this gamne or all the other games as well?
moreover, if your lens is dirty, you'll have to clean it using a lens cleaner, OR get it replaced lens).
I got my PlayStation's lens replaced when it was giving me trouble and all was fine after that.
Best of luck.
I have the same problem with most of the EA sports games, and here's the solution. Stop buying these $60 drink coasters that EA has the balls to keep dishing out to us, and they'll either go under, or spend some time on their turds for a change. Some of the things that happen in their sports titles make me wonder if the French-Canadian A-holes have ever even seen a game or a race, for that matter. Anyway, the only way to stop the freezing is to do what I do.....throw them in the trash where they belong, and stop purchasing them.
When I first started the game I think remember downloading a update. But I think it was a roster update. How do you download the up date?
This is a three man franchise league. When we got to week 17 of the first season and played our games, that was the last time the franchise would save. After reaching the playoffs playing my game the franchise would not save at all. It would freeze up. Then if you try to simulate the playoffs. It would freeze up. After playing with it we were able to get to the end, but when advancing to the off-season it would freeze up. Finally, figured out when we got to pro bowl to save it and it worked no freeze-ups. We were able to advance to the off season after that, did all off-season stuff and got to the preseason. Now when trying to simulate preseason it will freeze up. What the heck.
go to the XBOX desktop and cleared all my Madden 08 history out and then everything started working great again. That really sucked though because 5 franchise years and probaly over 75 hours of time GONE. Thanks for the reply and the xbox site was on the right trac