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

Load new game and play as usual.

What does not

Installation using downloaded setup executable. See HOWTO or comments on how to install.

Runs OK from a copied windows install.


What was not tested

Nothing that the demo can't do

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

If you copy d3dx9_37.dll and d3dx9_36.dll into system32 and set an overide for them.

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 
CurrentGentoo 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 
ShowFedora 9 x86_64Nov 04 20081.1.6Yes Yes BronzeAlf Henrik H. Sauge 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
15893 Football Manager 2009 demo installer shows a blank screen CLOSED FIXED View
16007 Footbal Manager 2009 demo doesn't run in Mandriva 2009 32 bit CLOSED ABANDONED View
16082 black screen with Football Manager 2009 with ATI CLOSED ABANDONED View

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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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