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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What works

Everything that I know of except some glitches in the new 3D-view. Installation is a bit tricky though, but possible (read my comment about installing,

What does not

There are some glitches in the 3D view, but other than that everything seems to work. Don't know if this is a wine-issue or that it's a problem with the demo.


What was not tested

Prolonged gaming and gaming with sound.

Hardware tested


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    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 22 20091.1.27Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
    ShowMandriva 2009.0Nov 10 20081.1.7Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
    ShowGentoo LinuxNov 04 20081.1.7N/A Yes SilverMaquis196 
    ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 03 20081.1.7No Not installable GarbageStuart Jordan 
    CurrentFedora 9 x86_64Nov 04 20081.1.6Yes Yes BronzeAlf 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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