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When you have an issue or just seeking some advice, and want input from staff/users on the forums please give enough information when initially posting so you can receive the help/feedback that is appropriate and to make sure your thread is posted in the correct forum.If you are posting regarding a version other then the current one i.e. FM21/FMRTE 21 use the archive section.

Please note that the site has recently been updated and both Windows/Mac forums have merged so clearly state what version you are using.


Can you read the guide thread FMRTE Guide which has lots of help and advice. Also the FAQ s covers many questions and tips.


NB some changes in FMRTE only take effect once you have moved the game forward. 


Also as per the forum rules can you use the search function to see if this issue has been discussed before, and take a quick look on the bugs forum to see if it has been reported.If there is a bug report you can add to that within the rules please.


You need to post in English please, we appreciate that might not be your main language so use google translate etc to assist.


It may be better to start your own thread rather than add to the main FMRTE 21 thread, (which is pinned at the top of the forum),  as questions can snowball and take over that thread, and it can be easier later for other users to find when searching looking for answers with similar issues. So it's better to keep it in your own thread.


Use screenshots to assist with your question/issue. I use Gyazo-  Gyazo link it is free easy and quick to use, and if you have a few points don't post as one big paragraph break it up so it's easy to read.

If you need to add a file to your thread eg a saved game etc and it is too big to load directly here then use a file sharing/hosting site(use google to search there are lots of free options now)I personally use https://www.mediafire.com/  .


You ALWAYS need to post the version of game/FMRTE you are using, (also if you are using XBOX state that in your OP) this is because in the past we have had people who are using pirated/cracked version of the game /FMRTE

and if you are using a demo version or S.I. Beta Testers,( after the full game release -as per the forum rules-(f) All users who participate in beta testing for Sport Interactive may receive support from us.  This is at the development team's discretion and they will decide if they wish to code the software to be compatible with FM beta builds.)

Most issues are caused by not running the application as suggested and this is why we need this basic information use the template below or post that basic information in your post please.


The below information has to be submitted  in all initial posts.


What is your FM version:(example answer- FM 18.1.2  (1051982, 1051985) I have steam set to offline) clearly state if using TOUCH/MAC/XBOX and its version eg  18.2.0 (1050300, 1050303)


What is your FMRTE version:(example answer- FMRTE18.1.2 I have used the update feature says I am using the current version


Are you running FMRTE as administratorYES/N0


(If your issue is regarding FMRTE not working with your version of the game also add- Are you Beta testing for S.I. Yes/No)

It is also worth checking that the product is activated especially after a Windows/System update as occasionally it results in the license key having to be entered again, this can be found in your client area.



If users do not follow this simple process their post/threads will be deleted , closed at the discretion of staff.  



After you have received some feedback especially if it is advice can you report back on the thread if that worked for you not just out of courtesy but for future reference for us/other users.


When a thread is closed if users have further comments to add to the thread just PM a mod and we can reopen it at any time.



Make sure you are doing the below 


[1.]Run as administrator- to do this right click on the app and select RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR 

please confirm in your post your are doing this.


[2.]Download the current version/s- FMRTE Windows (Build 38) ) Updated on 20/06/21 )


FMRTE 21 for macOS - (Build 38)  Updated on 20/06/21  )


Game- FM21-(Fm 21 - 21.4.0)(Updated 13/05/21)


[3.] FMRTE needs Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48130



If you have a bug/possible bug please fill in the bug report here-











You are not to create a thread re licensing issues they will be 

deleted from now on.

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What is your FM version: FM 18.3.0.  (1069563 M.E. v1822) I have steam set to offline mode, screenshot is  below.


What is your FMRTE version:- FMRTE18.3.0 (build 22) I have used the update feature says I am using the current version, screenshot below .


Are you Beta testing for S.I.No


Are you running FMRTE as administrator- YES



What is your question:( - Hi I am getting problems with a couple of things, I have set a few players to be available for transfer via their contract tab ,set them to be by request.

However after a few days their status reverts back to what it was? I also wanted some help with changing a club's third kit. Any help is appreciated many thanks. 

Any other information: my operating system is windows 10 pro, windows update set to automatic, last update was on 10/12/17 and was a Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709, I am also running Norton anti virus  and I am not using FM Touch. 






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How to stop game updating etc


The game will get many updates over time(especially in the beta stage) and when it does then The current version of FMRTE will be incompatible for those who did not follow the tips as outlined on the site in the forum rules I will outline again below.


Steam (top left) > Go Offline > Restart in Offline Mode


 Besides the above method to stop FM from updating, there is another method that you can do.  Backup the following folder (x = yearly release i.e. 2016, 2017, etc) to another location, however make sure you have enough disk space as this file can be large.


C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager x

To revert back to the previous version, just copy and paste this folder back into the location that you copied it from, overwriting the current folder.  This method has worked in previous FM versions, however this may change in the future as either Steam or SI can change the way the game is installed to prevent this method from happening.



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Once you get that update queued its too late if you go offline then, because as soon as  you launch the game it will automatically self update. 


You need to get in offline mode before any queued updates then your fine.


The game cant update and then you can safely go back online once you have a patched FMRTE and safely download the latest version of the game, and then as soon as your game is patched  set steam offline again.


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