including 3D match mode! (iffy, see 'What does not work')
2D will work (by disabling pixel shader option in winecfg, under graphics tab)
What does not
You do not have a 100% chance of loading the game, it is more like ~10%, so expect to have to load the game and quit several times :/ sorry, but there is no known workaround other than...
TEMPORARY FIX (Ubuntu 10.10):
Create a custom application launcher by right clicking on the panel. Make it an application that will run in the terminal, and edit the command section with "wineserver -k" (no quotes!). [Or you could just leave the terminal open and type the code in everytime...]
Bring up System Monitor (In 'System'->'Admin'), you should be able to see your processor/s on a real-time graph under the resources tab! Now when you load the game (via the shortcut), your processor/s should start spiking, but if after roughly 3-5 seconds it dips back to normal levels then the game has frozen and won't load. Hit the 'wineserver -k' launcher, wait a second for it to kill wine, then try loading the game up again. Be patient, this can take a minute or two to get to work, just keep trying! You'll know when it works when the processor/s should keep working above the normal rate for longer than it would when it freezes and woohooooo you should notice the game loading in the windowed mode :)
What was not tested
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HOW TO INSTALL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1) Download and install wine 1.2.1 (Ubuntu 10.10: Search for wine in the software centre) 2) Navigate to 'Uninstall Wine Software' (Ubuntu 10.10: Applications -> Wine -> Uninstall Wine Software) 3) Click on 'Install...', navigate to 'setup.exe' on your CD, select 'Open' (Ubuntu 10:10: /media/FM2011/setup.exe) 4) Select your language and then 'Ok' 5) Abbreviated installation instructions: Introduction - Click 'Next' License Agreements - Select 'I Agree', then click 'Next' Choose Delivery System - Select 'Install via offline system', then click 'Next' Choose Installation Type - Select 'Express' Pre-Installation Summary - Hit 'Install' When the install has finished, select 'Done'. (Note: don't worry about the subsequent crash, it affects nothing) 6) Search for and download the version '11.11' patch, and install the via 'Uninstall Wine Software'->'Install...' method 7) Install "winetricks", then open the terminal and type: sh winetricks Search for d3dx9, tick the box and let it install. 8) Open 'winecfg' (Ubuntu 10.10: Applications -> Wine -> Configure Wine OR... enter into the terminal: winecfg) a) Under the 'Libraries' tab, double check that there are a load of '*d3dx_...' looking files here. If so, good, as this means DirectX 9 did install! b) Under the 'Graphics' tab, make sure that ALL of the boxes are ticked, and that the virtual desktop is set to '1024 x 768'. (Note: Make sure that the 'Vertex Shader Support' option has 'Hardware' selected) c) Under the 'Audio' tab (which will take a few seconds to load), uncheck all of the boxes, disabling sound for the game. (Note: FM has no sound 99% of the time anyway) 9) Search for a NO-CD crack, as the game refuses to recognise the CD when it is in your drive, making FM 2011 unplayable. (Note: G_A_M_E__C_O_P_Y_W_O_R_L_D =] ) 10) The installation should have made a link to your desktop. Right click, then go on 'Properties'. Edit the 'command' line by replacing it with the following: env WINEDEBUG="-all" WINEPREFIX="/home/andrew/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2011\fm.exe" (Note: Change your name with mine, i.e. "/home/YOURNAME/wine") 11) You're done! Enjoy playing the game =] have any problems? Post below! Have a nice day!
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 14 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carl A. Myrland|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 14 2010||1.2.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Verrix|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 15 2010||1.0.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Guillaume|
From personal testing and user's in the threads the following workarounds work for fm2011.
At the most you will need these to get fm2011 working.
Warning for some users
It seems that mostly Nvidia users are affected by this and in a variety of a distro's; basically if you run fm2011 and it doesn't come up straight away and your last msg involves the "cannot change backbuffer count yet "
A user suggested downloading a program called "stress" and running;
stress --cpu $(number of cores you have)
This seems to help the game load quicker, it doesn't work everytime. Alternatively you can wait (faster the computer, the longer it takes from testing). I also found running another direct3d game in a window elsewhere also helped (for me it was an EVE Online client)
Another warning, starting a new game from within a game (as in not from main menu) seems to result in the game hanging, it's as if it's restarting it's 3d engine which triggers the problem above. You would need to quit and start from main menu if it dies.
All credit to everyone involved.
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