Football Manager 2010

Demo of Football Manager 2010

As usual ­there are two flavours of the demo:"strawberry" and "gold".


Minimal Assets (no player pictures, club logos, competition logos, sounds, etc).

In-game Languages: English language only.

Quickstarts: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.


Full Assets (player pictures, club logos, competition logos. Full pitch textures, stadiums and sounds).

In-game languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish.

Quickstarts: England, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia.

Application Details:

Version: demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.31

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What works

- Installer works without tweaks.
- Need to set OffscreenRenderingMode to pbuffer or backbuffer to have a game working properly (with fbo, it doesn't launch at all.)
- Publicities runs slowly.
- The game.

What does not

I don't have all tested.


What was not tested

- 3d engine.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

- To create a prefix properly, I think it's better to use : env WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine.fm2010" wineboot - Tested with open source ATi (xf86-video-ati) on a RV770. - Sometimes X and fm.exe uses a lot of CPU. I don't know if it's normal.

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ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 14 20091.1.31Yes Yes SilverStuart Jordan 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 20 20091.1.26Yes Yes SilverGuillaume 
ShowMandriva 2009.1 'Spring'Oct 25 20091.0.1Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes


This bit of the instructions creates a new wine directory setup called ".wine.fm2010" in your user directory ($HOME/.wine.fm2010/

1. Open a new terminal window

2. Type

env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine.fm2010/ /usr/bin/winecfg

3. Set the "windows version" to "Windows XP"

4. Copy the file d3dx9_36.dll from c:\windows\system32 from a windows XP (32-bit) install

5. Click on the "Libraries" tab in winecfg

6. From the drop-down menu select d3dx9_36.dll and click on Add

7. Click OK

To install the game.

1. Download the demo using the link

2. Open a terminal window and type:

env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine.fm2010/ /usr/bin/wine path_to_demo_file/fm2010_gold_demo-pc.exe

3. The install should proceed as normal. Choose the "Advanced/custom" option and not to install directx9.

Once installed you can run the game using:

env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine.fm2010/ /usr/bin/wine "$HOME/.wine.fm2010/drive_c/Program Files/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2010 Demo/fm.exe"

If you wish you can create a launcher/shortcut and add this line to that.

Some things to try if the game doesn't run:

Disable Pixel Shading

1. Open a terminal window and run

env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine.fm2010/ /usr/bin/winecfg

2. Click on the  "Graphics" tab and untick "Allow pixel shaders if supported"

3. Try and run the game again


Change OffScreenRenderingMode from fbo to pbuffer

1. Open a terminal and run the command

env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine.fm2010/ regedit

2. Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine

3. Open the Direct3D key and change the value of OffScreenRenderingMode from "fbo" to "pbuffer" (without the quotes)

4. If the Direct3D key doesn't exist:

Right click on the "Wine" key and select New -> Key. Name it Direct3D.

Inside the Direct3D key right click and select New -> String Value. Name it OffScreenRenderingMode and edit its contents to "pbuffer" (without the quotes)

There's more info about the registry keys for wine here: 



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