Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Madden crashing, franchise corrupt, games won't sim? Get help here.
User avatar
MikeWest502
MVP
Posts: 834
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Postby MikeWest502 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:53 pm

KSIhasbirddog wrote:I just installed Madden 08. Every time I go to create a team and select Uniform, the game crashes. I have no updates installed.

I installed Madden 08 using PowerIso. This had no problems; however, I use a mainapp outside of the iso file to start up the game.


Is the ISO mounted when you do this?

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Sponsor

Sponsor
 

User avatar
RevanFan
Legend
Posts: 11881
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:25 pm
Location: New York

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Postby RevanFan » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:20 am

KSIhasbirddog wrote:I just installed Madden 08. Every time I go to create a team and select Uniform, the game crashes. I have no updates installed.

I installed Madden 08 using PowerIso. This had no problems; however, I use a mainapp outside of the iso file to start up the game.

While creating teams, I generally recommend doing it without the FF/FI Mod installed. Try temporarily removing the FF/FI Mod's files, creating your team, and then putting the mod files back in.
My Historic Cowboys Teams - http://footballidiot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=240
My Cowboys Journal - http://footballidiot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3610
I'm a die hard Cowboys fan and a New Yorker born and raised.

User avatar
MikeWest502
MVP
Posts: 834
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Postby MikeWest502 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:57 am

RevanFan wrote:
KSIhasbirddog wrote:I just installed Madden 08. Every time I go to create a team and select Uniform, the game crashes. I have no updates installed.

I installed Madden 08 using PowerIso. This had no problems; however, I use a mainapp outside of the iso file to start up the game.

While creating teams, I generally recommend doing it without the FF/FI Mod installed. Try temporarily removing the FF/FI Mod's files, creating your team, and then putting the mod files back in.


RevanFan, he stated, no updates installed! KSIhasbirddog please post a screen shot of your \My documents\Madden NFL 08\ folder! Also, when you start madden, what is the version # in the upper right corner of the main screen? If no updates, should be 1.0, if madden updates, should be 4.0. If FI/mod installed, should be 0.0! And is the ISO mounted or are you running it using the No-CD version of Mainapp.exe?

User avatar
RevanFan
Legend
Posts: 11881
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:25 pm
Location: New York

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Postby RevanFan » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:25 am

MikeWest502 wrote:
RevanFan wrote:
KSIhasbirddog wrote:I just installed Madden 08. Every time I go to create a team and select Uniform, the game crashes. I have no updates installed.

I installed Madden 08 using PowerIso. This had no problems; however, I use a mainapp outside of the iso file to start up the game.

While creating teams, I generally recommend doing it without the FF/FI Mod installed. Try temporarily removing the FF/FI Mod's files, creating your team, and then putting the mod files back in.


RevanFan, he stated, no updates installed! KSIhasbirddog please post a screen shot of your \My documents\Madden NFL 08\ folder! Also, when you start madden, what is the version # in the upper right corner of the main screen? If no updates, should be 1.0, if madden updates, should be 4.0. If FI/mod installed, should be 0.0! And is the ISO mounted or are you running it using the No-CD version of Mainapp.exe?

I completely missed that bit.

If you're really running the clean 1.0 version of the game, install the 4.0 patch as instructed in the Starting Guide for New Players. If you continue to have issues, I would suggest trying some things like using calhoupe's scripts to launch the game and updating your graphics drivers. If you do all of that and it still doesn't fix it, you may want to uninstall and reinstall the game.
My Historic Cowboys Teams - http://footballidiot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=240
My Cowboys Journal - http://footballidiot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3610
I'm a die hard Cowboys fan and a New Yorker born and raised.

KSIhasbirddog
Rookie
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:03 pm

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Postby KSIhasbirddog » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:19 pm

RevanFan wrote:
MikeWest502 wrote:
RevanFan wrote:While creating teams, I generally recommend doing it without the FF/FI Mod installed. Try temporarily removing the FF/FI Mod's files, creating your team, and then putting the mod files back in.


RevanFan, he stated, no updates installed! KSIhasbirddog please post a screen shot of your \My documents\Madden NFL 08\ folder! Also, when you start madden, what is the version # in the upper right corner of the main screen? If no updates, should be 1.0, if madden updates, should be 4.0. If FI/mod installed, should be 0.0! And is the ISO mounted or are you running it using the No-CD version of Mainapp.exe?

I completely missed that bit.

If you're really running the clean 1.0 version of the game, install the 4.0 patch as instructed in the Starting Guide for New Players. If you continue to have issues, I would suggest trying some things like using calhoupe's scripts to launch the game and updating your graphics drivers. If you do all of that and it still doesn't fix it, you may want to uninstall and reinstall the game.


Another thing you guys should know is I have a Torrent version of the game. The disc is mounted; however, when I use the mainapp.exe in either the CD drive or install location (C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Sports\Madden NFL 08), the game does not work. However, the mainapp.exe that came with the torrent will start the game up, and that's located where the torrent was downloaded (E:\Torrents\Madden.NFL.08\Keygen & Crack).

Also, is there a discord, where I can talk to someone over voice chat? I would be able to do this much faster, if I could talk to someone.

Edit: thank you for responding quickly.

User avatar
MikeWest502
MVP
Posts: 834
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Postby MikeWest502 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:28 pm

KSIhasbirddog wrote:
RevanFan wrote:
MikeWest502 wrote:
RevanFan, he stated, no updates installed! KSIhasbirddog please post a screen shot of your \My documents\Madden NFL 08\ folder! Also, when you start madden, what is the version # in the upper right corner of the main screen? If no updates, should be 1.0, if madden updates, should be 4.0. If FI/mod installed, should be 0.0! And is the ISO mounted or are you running it using the No-CD version of Mainapp.exe?

I completely missed that bit.

If you're really running the clean 1.0 version of the game, install the 4.0 patch as instructed in the Starting Guide for New Players. If you continue to have issues, I would suggest trying some things like using calhoupe's scripts to launch the game and updating your graphics drivers. If you do all of that and it still doesn't fix it, you may want to uninstall and reinstall the game.


Another thing you guys should know is I have a Torrent version of the game. The disc is mounted; however, when I use the mainapp.exe in either the CD drive or install location (C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Sports\Madden NFL 08), the game does not work. However, the mainapp.exe that came with the torrent will start the game up, and that's located where the torrent was downloaded (E:\Torrents\Madden.NFL.08\Keygen & Crack).

Also, is there a discord, where I can talk to someone over voice chat? I would be able to do this much faster, if I could talk to someone.

Edit: thank you for responding quickly.


My apologies, but I am unauthorized to provide support for illegal copies of the game!

User avatar
RevanFan
Legend
Posts: 11881
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:25 pm
Location: New York

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Postby RevanFan » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:30 pm

KSIhasbirddog wrote:
RevanFan wrote:
MikeWest502 wrote:
RevanFan, he stated, no updates installed! KSIhasbirddog please post a screen shot of your \My documents\Madden NFL 08\ folder! Also, when you start madden, what is the version # in the upper right corner of the main screen? If no updates, should be 1.0, if madden updates, should be 4.0. If FI/mod installed, should be 0.0! And is the ISO mounted or are you running it using the No-CD version of Mainapp.exe?

I completely missed that bit.

If you're really running the clean 1.0 version of the game, install the 4.0 patch as instructed in the Starting Guide for New Players. If you continue to have issues, I would suggest trying some things like using calhoupe's scripts to launch the game and updating your graphics drivers. If you do all of that and it still doesn't fix it, you may want to uninstall and reinstall the game.


Another thing you guys should know is I have a Torrent version of the game. The disc is mounted; however, when I use the mainapp.exe in either the CD drive or install location (C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Sports\Madden NFL 08), the game does not work. However, the mainapp.exe that came with the torrent will start the game up, and that's located where the torrent was downloaded (E:\Torrents\Madden.NFL.08\Keygen & Crack).

Also, is there a discord, where I can talk to someone over voice chat? I would be able to do this much faster, if I could talk to someone.

Edit: thank you for responding quickly.

Yeah, we can't support copies of the game downloaded via torrent, despite it being very hard to legally acquire the game now.
My Historic Cowboys Teams - http://footballidiot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=240
My Cowboys Journal - http://footballidiot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3610
I'm a die hard Cowboys fan and a New Yorker born and raised.

KSIhasbirddog
Rookie
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:03 pm

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Postby KSIhasbirddog » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:53 am

RevanFan wrote:
KSIhasbirddog wrote:
RevanFan wrote:I completely missed that bit.

If you're really running the clean 1.0 version of the game, install the 4.0 patch as instructed in the Starting Guide for New Players. If you continue to have issues, I would suggest trying some things like using calhoupe's scripts to launch the game and updating your graphics drivers. If you do all of that and it still doesn't fix it, you may want to uninstall and reinstall the game.


Another thing you guys should know is I have a Torrent version of the game. The disc is mounted; however, when I use the mainapp.exe in either the CD drive or install location (C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Sports\Madden NFL 08), the game does not work. However, the mainapp.exe that came with the torrent will start the game up, and that's located where the torrent was downloaded (E:\Torrents\Madden.NFL.08\Keygen & Crack).

Also, is there a discord, where I can talk to someone over voice chat? I would be able to do this much faster, if I could talk to someone.

Edit: thank you for responding quickly.

Yeah, we can't support copies of the game downloaded via torrent, despite it being very hard to legally acquire the game now.


I understand. Thank you for the support.

User avatar
MikeWest502
MVP
Posts: 834
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Re: Basic Troubleshooting Checklist (Madden NFL 08)

Postby MikeWest502 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:36 pm

KSIhasbirddog wrote:
RevanFan wrote:
KSIhasbirddog wrote:
Another thing you guys should know is I have a Torrent version of the game. The disc is mounted; however, when I use the mainapp.exe in either the CD drive or install location (C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Sports\Madden NFL 08), the game does not work. However, the mainapp.exe that came with the torrent will start the game up, and that's located where the torrent was downloaded (E:\Torrents\Madden.NFL.08\Keygen & Crack).

Also, is there a discord, where I can talk to someone over voice chat? I would be able to do this much faster, if I could talk to someone.

Edit: thank you for responding quickly.

Yeah, we can't support copies of the game downloaded via torrent, despite it being very hard to legally acquire the game now.


I understand. Thank you for the support.


Hey, KSIhasbirddog, I'm sure you can figure it out! I run madden 08 off of my iso also using the No-CD Mainapp,exe to preserve my cd/dvd! It works fine! I can tell you the original files don't work because they are looking for the physical CD/DVD that use SecuROM CD/DVD copy protection and digital rights management (DRM) aimed to prevent unauthorized copying and reverse engineering of software, primarily commercial computer games running on Microsoft Windows. You really answered your own question with your statement of install location(s)!

The old saying, Insert Tab-B into Slot-A or something like that comes to mind! ;)


Return to “Troubleshooting”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests