The highly anticipated release of probably the most popular soccer game ever, FIFA 12, didn’t come as easy as it did in the past years and unfortunately PC gamers have started to report all sort of problems when playing FIFA 12, from simple game stuttering to freezes and even crashes. Until EA (hopefully) releases a patch to fix all these problems, let’s see if we can, together, fix FIFA 12 crashes and freezes!

The first thing for you to do before even trying to attempt these crash fixes and freezing fixes is to make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements to run FIFA 12:

– CPU with Dual core processor (Core duo 2 or better), Intel Core2Duo @ 1.8Ghz
– 1 GB of RAM (2 GB required for Windows Vista / Windows 7)
– Video card: ATI Radeon HD 3600, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, Intel’s Sandy Bridge (HD Graphics 2000) and Ivy Bridge (HD Graphics 3000)
– DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D accelerated 256 MB video card or equivalent (must support Shader Model 3.0 or above)
– DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card

If you miss these requirements and you’re still having problems, then you should try the fixes listed below. Let’s start with a simple problem:

How to Fix the unable to install FIFA 12 problem

For some reason, it appears that you can’t install FIFA 12 until you have completely uninstalled FIFA 11… Also, running the install file with admin privileges might fix the installing problem with no error message.

Game crashes during the FIFA 12 welcome screen

This is probably the most wide-spread problem in FIFA 12. It is caused by the fact that the game has no support for generic gamepads, so unplug your gamepad and start FIFA 12 again – it should run fine now!

FIFA 12 Crashes and Shuts Down computer

This usually happens when you start the second half of a match and right now we’re still searching for solutions to this problem. If you happen to find any, please share it in the comment section below!

FIFA 12 Crashes randomly to the desktop

This again could be caused by using generic controllers, so make sure that you have none plugged when playing the game!

How to fix FIFA 12 Freezes or stuttering problems

– Disable Vsync and Antialising (run fifaconfig.exe for this) the force Vsync with D3DOverrider (download it here).
– After starting the game, click Ctrl + Alt + Del to bring up the Task Manager and set priority for FIFA 12 to high or Above Normal. Please note that this must be done every time you start playing.
– If FIFA 12 freezes when using the Xbox 360 controller, reinstall the drivers for the controller
– If you have updated your nVidia drivers to the latest beta (for Battlefield 3 demo), roll back your drivers

And this should be it. Please let us know below if you have any other problems when playing FIFA 12 and also if you have any sort of solutions to fix the game.


  1. Game crashes during the FIFA 12 welcome screen

    This is probably the most wide-spread problem in FIFA 12. It is caused by the fact that the game has no support for generic gamepads, so unplug your gamepad and start FIFA 12 again – it should run fine now!

    I did that but the game doesn’t start again.

  2. The same thing as Christian. I have tried everything and nothing is working. In some forum i found the tip to make the file “replay0.bin”(form:MyDocs\FIFA 12\instance0\) read Only. But even thois doesnt work to me. Some if someone how to fix “FIFA 12 Crashes randomly to the desktop” please HELP!!!

  3. I have the same problem, my game doesnnt start – it crashes in welcome screen. Is any solution for this? Please help me, i am totally desperate…

  4. Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: 124
    BCP1: 00000000
    BCP2: 86530024
    BCP3: 00000000
    BCP4: 00000000
    OS Version: 6_1_7601
    Service Pack: 1_0
    Product: 256_1

    Can’t play at all. Just match starts, my screen becomes black, or green and then everything just freezes.

    Computer specs:
    4GGB Ram DDR2 800
    HIS HD4850
    Intel E8400 @3ghz
    320ggb Hard Disk 7200 rpm
    550W PSU

  5. FIFA 12 Crashes and Shuts Down computer
    I have this problem. If anyone knows how to fix it, please tell to others. (sorry for my bad english)

  6. for those who have problem to start fifa its because of the joypad..u need to go to mydocuments/fifa11 and copy the buttonconfig.ini and then paste it to the mydocuments/fifa12 and then try restarting the game …it worked fine for me and as well as my other friends so jus give it a try!!!

  7. hi, my fifa 12 on pc still keep freezing n need to restart the pc to play again.. its happen since fifa 11 lol!.. i had try everyting to fixed out, but have no change.. other games are work fine on my pc, but not fifa 11 or 12.. im getting frustrated right now n still looking any solution to solve it.. im using amd phenom quad core, 2g ram, GTX460, XP sp3 32bit with latest updated drivers.. thanks for sharing ur expert experience..

  8. Go to MyDocuments/FIFA 12/instance0/ and right click on the file replay0-properties-change-choose notepad and than mark only for reading OK.

    That worked for me:D!!!

  9. I tried to unplug the controller, and it worked, but i want to use the controller… Is it possible to switch to the controller in the game?

  10. :(… the game started…:) but at the time of tutorial when i clicked “proceed” its getting stukdddddddd…!! :(

    wht to do??

  11. My fifa 12 freezes at the welcome screen….it ran fine for a month but now it freezes on the welcome screen where FIFA 12 is written…help any one..

  12. This sucks. . I have been loyal to this game for years and even support them by buying a proper copy not a pirate. . . And this is how we are repayed for it. . . My game crashes in second half . . . Big fat thanks ea. . . If you sell us buggy games we will head to torrents next year . .

  13. Come on ea. . . This page has had over twelve thousand views. . . I signed up to that stupid origin software and I don’t want to sign up to ea just to speak to tec help. . . .

  14. Hola amigos tengo un problema con la instalacion de la fifa 12 termino de intalar despues le dos doble clic en el icono y me sale que origin no esta instalado pero no se antes me funciono la fifa por motivos tuve que formatear mi notebook el tal origin tengo que instalar para que me funcione alguien que me ayude porqu no lo encuentro gracias amigos

  15. same problem like everyone here. tutorial and back to desktop. i have microsoft stupid controllers and its the same. i did the stupid solution of the “only read” file and nothing.

  16. Wow gr8 i get same problem after tutorial its return to the desktop even in og copy getting same problem i just bad invest on the fifa 12 game its suck my time and haresment to me. (sorry my english is bad)

  17. i can play game by directly running exe file,but cannot config settings or play from fifaconfig.It shows me error Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D’

    Using sony viao
    windows 7
    4gb ram,intel hd 3000 gphs crd
    directx 11
    netframework 4(not sure)

    plzzz help me i want to change resolution of my game

  18. Dear, this is the solution I found for FIFA 12.

    I realized that if he went directly from the game worked FIFA.EXE but very poor quality.

    Investigating a little config files I found that if I run C:\Program Files\EA Sports\FIFA 12\Game\fifasetup\fifaconfig.exe and improve the features and is more convenient to me the game did not work anymore.

    Deleting the file that is generated to run the fifaconfig.exe that is saved in My Documents\FIFA 12\fifasetup.ini the game was returning to work in poor quality.

    Then I found the initial configuration file that comes with the default Fifa

    C:\Program Files\EA Sports\FIFA 12\Game\fifasetup\fifasetup_default.ini

    All you have to do is enter FIFACONFIG.EXE, configuring the video features, etc, so that we aprobecharlo to the fullest.

    CUT the file that was generated FIFASETUP.INI My Documents\FIFA 12\.

    DELETE FIFASETUP_DEFAULT.INI file located in C:\Program Files\EA Sports\FIFA 12\Game\fifasetup\.

    Paste the file and rename it FIFASETUP_DEFAULT.INI FIFASETUP.INI

    With this we would retain the FIFA 12 running without any problem.

    I welcome your comments.

    Sorry for my english. Best regards from Uruguay

    NOTE: Remember that every time they use in FIFACONFIG.EXE to set in play are going to create the file and play FIFASETUP.INI not going to work so they have to repeat the configuration. Also anyone who wants to do some research settings, or do a little hand can open the files with a text editor.

  19. i’m in my 8th or 9th season now in cm, but when i try to continue or even load my career the game just crashes. i don’t have any similar problems with my other career modes, they all load perfectly. i have invested a lot of time in that career and had some good youth players. help needed!

  20. My fifa 12 runs perfect on max settings im running on a 6870 asus, i7 quad core 8gb ram, and a 600 power supply. But my game freezez all the time when im in a match or when the ball is about to hit the post. Ive tried running through admin and done all the things said in forum. Anyone have the same issue?

  21. i have a computer with a 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM, 2.2GHz dual core intel pentium processor and use an intel HD graphic , windos 7 but i cant play fifa 12 on it. Pls help me….

  22. Hi,

    I was playing FIFA12 for a year but after trying to Install FIFA16, FIFA12 is not working…I uninstalled FIFA16,but then also FIFA12 gets hang on first scree.

    Kindly help.


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