FIFA has been the de facto game for football lovers. It has got all their favorite players, great gameplay physics, and a beautiful graphics algorithm. But as we know nothing is perfect and so is this game. According to a lot of users, after hitting the play button, the following error message pops up.
Error – There is a problem with your game’s setup. Please reinstall your game.
In this guide, we are going to see how you can get rid of this error message. So, if you are There is a problem with your game’s setup in FIFA 22 or 21, check out the solutions mentioned here to resolve the problem.
How do you Fix There is a problem with your game’s setup, Please reinstall your game?
We have mentioned a guide that will help you in resolving the error in question. But first, we need to know what’s causing the error. As evident from the error message itself, there is a problem with the installation package, either it is corrupted, or there are some features that are stopping it from getting installed. These features include DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributable. Usually, these are installed on a Windows system, but sometimes, they go missing or get corrupted. We need to talk about all of this in detail and see what should be done to resolve the issue.
But first, you need to do two things. Try restarting your game, while closing the game, not just click on the close button, but also go to Task Manager, and end the task. If that doesn’t work, restart the system and see if the issue persists. If these two fixes failed, go to the troubleshooting guide mentioned hereinafter.
Fix There is a problem with your game’s setup in FIFA 22 or FIFA 21
If there is a problem with your game’s set up in FIFA 22 or FIFA 21, check out the following solutions to resolve the issue.
- Install the latest version of Visual C++
- Update or Install DirectX
- Repair FIFA
- Update windows and Drivers
- Clear Origin Cache
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Install the latest version of Visual C++ Redistributable
Visual C++ Redistributable is an important tool required to run all sorts of games. The error that we are talking about can occur if this tool got missing, is outdated, or got corrupted. Whatever the cause is in your case, installing the latest version of Visual C++ Redistributable can resolve it. So, download and install the newest version of Visual C++ Redistributable and check if the issue persists.
2] Update or Install DirectX
Along with Visual C++ Redistributable, you need DirectX. Usually, this comes preinstalled on your Windows computer, but there are instances where this feature was absent, also, you need to keep it updated, as FIFA 22 and FIFA 21 need the latest version. If you want to check which version of the feature you have on your system, open Run, type “dxdiag” and click Ok. This will open DirectX Diagnostic Tool, you can then see the DirectX Version.
So, go ahead and install the latest version of DirectX on your computer. Hopefully, this will resolve the issue for you.
3] Repair FIFA
Maybe, you are not able to play FIFA because of corrupted game files. The easy way to troubleshoot this issue is by repairing the game file. Follow the given steps to repair FIFA 22 and 21.
For Origin Users
- Open Origin and go to your Game Library.
- Click on FIFA 22 or 21 > Settings
- Select Repair.
For Steam Users.
- Open Steam and go to LIBRARY.
- Right-click on the game and select Properties.
- Click LOCAL FILES > VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.
Wait for the process to complete and hopefully, your issue will be resolved.
4] Update Windows and Drivers
If you have outdated Windows, then you will also have outdated drivers. We have the following methods to update drivers. However, we would recommend you try updating your OS first and if you have any updates available or updating the system doesn’t install the latest version of drivers, try the following methods to update drivers.
- Update your drivers from the Device Manager
- Download the latest version of the driver from the manufacturer’s website.
- Use a free driver download tool.
Hopefully, it will resolve the issue for you.
5] Clear Origin Cache
You can see the issue in question because of corrupted Origin cache files. We need to clear them and then reopen your game. Then it will create the required cache and hopefully, resolve the issue. To do that, open Run and go to the following location.
Then, open Origin, now, remove all the folders except LocalContent. Reopen Run and execute the following command.
Delete the Origin folder. Restart your computer.
Hopefully, this will resolve the issue for you. If nothing works, then you have to follow the error message, that is to reinstall the game, this way it will install all the missing files.
How do I fix FIFA 22 error?
If FIFA 22 is not working on your system, then you can try the solutions mentioned here. Most probably you are seeing the error because of corrupted files, so, these solutions should work for you. If they fail in resolving the issue, check our guide on what to do when FIFA 22 is not loading or working on your computer.
Also Check: FIFA 21 won’t launch EA Desktop on PC.