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.

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
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)

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the installer crashes
by Ka-Hing Cheung on Saturday April 4th 2009, 14:24
for me I don't even get a blank window, the install just crashes after the initial progress bar:

$ wine fm2009_gold_demo-pc.exe
cwd: C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\Windows
cmd: "C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\Windows\resource\jre\bin\javaw.exe" -Xms16777216 -Xmx50331648 -classpath "C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\Windows\resource\;C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\Windows\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\Windows\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\InstallerData;C:\windows\temp\I1238872424\Windows\InstallerData;" com.zerog.lax.LAX "C:/windows/temp/I1238872424/Windows/Setup FM2009 Demo.lax" "C:/windows/temp/lax6bfe.tmp"
ALSA lib ../../../src/pcm/pcm_dmix.c:1008:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib ../../../src/pcm/pcm_dsnoop.c:593:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
fixme:mixer:ALSA_MixerInit No master control found on HDA ATI HDMI, disabling mixer
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32ad44,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),1,0x32ad44,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:d3d:IWineD3DImpl_FillGLCaps OpenGL implementation supports 16 vertex samplers and 16 total samplers
fixme:d3d:IWineD3DImpl_FillGLCaps Expected vertex samplers + MAX_TEXTURES(=8) > combined_samplers
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x33bc38,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:d3d:WineD3D_ChoosePixelFormat Add OpenGL context recreation support to SetDepthStencilSurface
fixme:font:WineEngCreateFontInstance Untranslated charset 255
fixme:imm:ImmGetOpenStatus (0xadc9958): semi-stub
fixme:d3d:WineD3D_ChoosePixelFormat Add OpenGL context recreation support to SetDepthStencilSurface
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 73 (X_GetImage)
Serial number of failed request: 693
Current serial number in output stream: 693
How to install:
by Alf Henrik H. Sauge on Tuesday November 4th 2008, 11:53
Installing this demo is a bit tricky. The default installer fails due to some java-related problem. Here's how you get it to work:
First of all, install java (for instance this: ). Next you start the installation using the console (you'll need some output from it). The installation will fail with a blank window, but do not close it. Take a look at the console. Here you'll see among other things, this interesting bit (note: it will vary from installation to installation, so do not copy mine):

"C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\resource\jre\bin\javaw.exe" -Xms16777216 -Xmx50331648 -classpath "C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\resource\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\InstallerData;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\InstallerData;" com.zerog.lax.LAX "C:/windows/temp/I1225819841/Windows/Setup FM2009 Demo.lax" "C:/windows/temp/lax5342.tmp"

Please note that I'm not including the "cmd:"-part in front of the first line. Anyway, it's trying to execute something with it's built-in java, but it fails. Here's where the java-installation comes in handy. Replace
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\javaw.exe

Navigate to the temp-folder, which in my case is ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/temp/I1225819841/ or C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\ in windows terms.

When in this folder, execute your equivalent of this command (it's wine put in front of the output above with C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\resource\jre\bin\javaw.exe replaced with C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\javaw.exe)

wine "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\javaw.exe" -Xms16777216 -Xmx50331648 -classpath "C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\resource\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\InstallerData\;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\InstallerData;C:\windows\temp\I1225819841\Windows\InstallerData;" com.zerog.lax.LAX "C:/windows/temp/I1225819841/Windows/Setup FM2009 Demo.lax" "C:/windows/temp/lax5342.tmp"

Voila, working installer :) When done, kill the other installer that failed. Now you should be able to enjoy the FM2009 Demo.