Football management game from Sports Interactive.
Released november 2008.
Quote Sports Interactive:
"THE world's most addictive football game is back, bigger and better than ever.
Football Manager 2009 has brilliant new features this year including matches played in 3D and animations of players from different camera angles."
Quote www.worthplaying.com :
"The Football Manager match engine is being brought into full 3D with motion captured animations for each player, developed in conjunction with SEGA's in-house studio, Sports R&D Division. You can now watch your matches in 3D from multiple camera angles, and can re-watch any part of the match by fast forwarding and rewinding the action using a new match time bar that flags the key moments in the game. There is also a new full screen TV view, where players can customise their match view by choosing the information they would like to view during the match, be it the latest scores or player performance stats for the match, and arranging this information onscreen using a new drag-and-drop widget system, that lets players customise their match day screen with the information that they need as a football manager.
Football Manager 2009 will also allow players to
receive added help from their Assistant Manager with pre-match and in-match
feedback on how the team is performing, as well as hints on how the team
could play better. So if you can't work out why your tactics aren't working,
why the opposition seem to effortlessly demolish your team, or why a new
signing isn't fulfilling his potential, having the advice of a good Assistant
Manager will be an invaluable asset."
Installation works via Steam (see wine notes for Steam - you can activate your CD key on Steam and automatically install this way)
What does not
The game cannot be run. Loading it brings up an activation page which asks for your serial number, but the page renders incorrectly and as such it is impossible to click 'Next'.
What was not tested
Playing the game, though the demo does work.
Steam has upgraded the game to 9.1.0 automatically.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 10 2009||1.1.14||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 22 2008||1.1.10||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||Linux Mint 5 "Elyssa"||Nov 17 2008||1.1.8||Yes||No||Garbage||Matt Doughty|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 15 2008||1.1.8||No||Not installable||Garbage||Thorbjorn|