Okay season one. I have filled all rosters, the roster breakdown for each team is perfect. I have every single player at the correct age, stats, and contracts, and I saved a back up of my rosters in a folder just in case.
So I have control of all of the teams and I skip most of the preseason drills, during the minicamp when I check all of the rosters and teams everything is good, I auto or manual reordered each teams depth charts. BUT when I click the advance to the preseason the issues start. First it seems I am missing players that were on the teams during minicamp (example carlos hyde for the 49ers, Jeremy hill for the bengals, Alfred blue for the Texans). These players were signed and on rosters before I switched to preseason, they are all rookies which is a pattern BUT most rookies on teams rosters are not deleted. I also seem to miss a few veteran players as well I haven't gone team by team yet to get a whole list but I can if necessary.
So my teams are missing players and no team has 55 players (usually from about 49-53). when I try to simulate games it only will simulate one game and wont let me sim any more. when I try take only control of my franchises team and then log back on to play a game it will only let me play with my franchise team. this is fine except the game freezes either right after the coin toss or sometime during the first quarter, and Ctrl escape will not work. its obvious I have corrupted the game somehow because it is absolutely unplayable and has been for 9 months or so.
Should I just give up on franchise mode? I could learn how to play online which would be really fun, except I hesitate for a few reasons. One im okay good at computer stuff but im not amazing (ask me to build a computer or a chair or something and you got it, but ask me to do programming... meh). two my rosters are far more up to date and detailed than most rosters that I see on these forums, football is my thing and I have spent hours going over every roster and using my knowledge paired with the most up to date Madden player ratings to customize each players abilities. what should I do, I would really appreciate some help.