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game wont start when i press play

Postby kkende112233 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:15 am

i been playing madden 04 for pc since it came out never any issues. i recently took a long break from the game maybe 6 months or so and today i got the itch to play again but when i press play nothing happens. it does not load up the game or anything. i tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it still does not open the game. i also tried going to the files and opening mainapp.exe but that doesnt load anything. i checked in task manager and i can see that the mainapp.exe appears in processes for a split second but then disappears. any suggestions? thanks in advance!

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Re: game wont start when i press play

Postby mee » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:57 pm

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Re: game wont start when i press play

Postby bquinn » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:32 pm

I just had the same issue and it was caused by recent Windows updates. I suggest you uninstall all recent updates and restrict them from automatically happening. I am now able to play no problem. I'm using Windows 7 BTW.

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Re: game wont start when i press play

Postby kkende112233 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:17 pm

thankyou all! its fixed! :D just lost 42-35 in OT i had 420 yards they had 410 wow what a game i love madden 2004 so much

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Postby RevanFan » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:49 pm

To provide some insight on this issue, there was a recent windows update that caused major problems with many old games. I forget which update it was, but Microsoft acknowledged it and offered a guide to uninstalling that specific update if you are a gamer. I can link it if people request it, but a quick Google search should do the trick.
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Re: game wont start when i press play

Postby BUS36 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:58 pm

I did what was explained to do and then I found a Removed and the game started up with no problems
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