Football Manager 2009

This is the demo version of the game.

Application Details:

Version: demo
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.27

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works


Play the Game with sound.

What does not

2d and 3d doesnt work


What was not tested

play a full season

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 22 20091.1.27Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowMandriva 2009.0Nov 10 20081.1.7Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxNov 04 20081.1.7N/A Yes NoSilverMaquis196 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 03 20081.1.7No Not installable NoGarbageStuart Jordan 
ShowFedora 9 x86_64Nov 04 20081.1.6Yes Yes NoBronzeAlf Henrik H. Sauge 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


Workaround for blank screen on install

Trying to install the demo from the downloaded exe results in a blank screen. To fix this you'll need to use Sun Java rather than the built in one.

1. Download and install JRE from

2. Extract the contents of FM2009 setup exe to a folder. Browse into the extracted folder to windows\resource\ and delete the jre folder.

3. Run the setup from windows\Setup FM2009 Demo.exe


Getting the game to run

1. Grab the winetricks script from here ->

2. Open up a console and cd to where the winetricks script was downloaded to.

3. Type

sh winetricks win2k sh winetricks vcrun2005 sh winetricks winxp sh winetricks vcrun2005sp1 directx9

 4. Run

WINEDEBUG=+ALL wine fm.exe

Notes (from the winetricks page)

winetricks is a quick and dirty script to download and install various redistributable runtime libraries sometimes needed to run programs in Wine.

/!\Note: Although using winetricks may be very useful for getting some programs working in Wine, doing so may limit your ability to get support though WineHQ. In particular, reporting bugs may not be possible. See Reporting bugs after you have used Winetricks.

/!\Note: Some of the packages listed below may not work well with older versions of Wine. As always we recommend you use the latest version of Wine.


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