You wait 4 seconds, 10 seconds, 1 minute, nothing is happening anywhere. FIFA 13 won't start, no EA logo appears, you fire up your Task Manager and there isn't even a FIFA13.EXE process. The silence is only broken by your curse words.
|This is as far as your sorry ass can get.|
If you find yourself in this situation, then you and I share some habits. This is a known issue, it seems to happen if you force quit the game (rage quit?) by going to the Task Manager and ending the FIFA13.EXE process without exiting Origin or giving the game a chance to exit properly.
Unfortunately, after Googling for hours and trying tens of fixes, I couldn't find anything that works, so I tried to stay true to my beliefs and do the dumbest and simplest fix possible.
Fear not my friend, as always on my blog, there's a simple way to fix an incredibly frustrating issue (Origin slow download speed anyone?).
All you have to do is create a new account on your Windows Machine and launch FIFA 13 from there, the game will work and no progress will be lost since Origin syncs your game on the cloud.
One interesting thing to note, if you do not remember your Origin password or you can't be assed to type it in, there's a trick for that as well!
If you are using Windows 8, create another user with the same prefix and Origin (due to a bug, probably) will not ask you for your password. For example if your name is firstname.lastname@example.org, create email@example.com and log-in, click FIFA13 on your desktop and Origin will quietly launch the game without acting like a fucking ass.
note: FIFA won't start if you have very low disk space. Try to free up some space, ideally more than 500 Mb. The game won't show any message or errors, simply nothing happens when you click play on the launcher.
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