Football Manager 2007

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Official 7.0.0 version of Football Manager 2007

Application Details:

Version: 7.0.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0.0

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What works

Almost everything.

What does not

  • Hi-def PNG cursors are not displayed so wine uses default X cursors instead. I have tried to replace the game's cursors with lower quality versions I made but those didn't work either.
  • Windowed mode doesn't work with nvidia cards without driver installed unless wine is configured to emulate a desktop. To do this run 'winecfg' and on 'Graphics' tab check 'Emulate a virtual desktop' option. In the boxes below enter the dimensions of virtual desktop (e.g. 800x600, 1024x768, etc). Better choice for this and other games is to install official nvidia driver.


What was not tested

Online play.

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Additional Comments

The game works much better than in windows except for a few problems noted under 'What doesn't work'. I experienced no crashes while playing FM2007 in wine. 2D matches are much faster than in Windows, maybe a bit too fast. There are no random slowdowns of the game that are frequent in Windows. You can leave the game idle for hours and return later to find it as fast and as stable as when you left in (impossible in Windows), If you have wine bundled with SUSE distro you will have to remove this version in YaST and download and install the latest SUSE RPM (or compile the source yourself). Bundled version fails to install JRE. Sound works only with ALSA. Make sure you run 'winecfg' and select ALSA as audio driver. If you have the version from SUSE CD or DVD installed you will have to update it either with Online Update in YaST or with latest version from ALSA website. Online Update is easier but latest version might give better performance. If you want to use another sound-producing application, for example to listen to music, while playing FM2007 in wine, and your sound card doesn't do hardware mixing, you have to install dmix plugin and configure ALSA to use it by default as you can't specify a sound device in winecfg. I couldn't find a way to do this in SUSE's modified version of ALSA. If you have a problem like this or don't want to use dmix with your default sound device, you can change wine's registry entries to make it use the device you wish. To do this, run 'wine regedit' to start regedit application like the one available in Windows. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Wine. Find a key called Alsa Driver or create it if it doesn't exist. Add the following values to this key or change them if they already exist: AutoScanCards = N DeviceCount = 1 DeviceCTL1 = your ALSA mixer defined in asound.conf or .asoundrc DevicePCM1 = your ALSA device defined in asound.conf or .asoundrc

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 20 20081.0.0N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowsiduxAug 31 20070.9.39.Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
CurrentSUSE 10.0May 21 20070.9.37.Yes Yes GoldMiloÅ¡ RaÅ¡ić 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 24 20070.9.35.Yes Yes GoldRomain 

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HowTo / Notes


Running Football Manager 2007 under Wine

by Romain - romain _AT_ r0ma _DOT_ in -

Rev. 2007-04-24-01

Installing the game

  • Launch winecfg and chose 2000 as Windows version.
wine jre-1_5_0_09-windows-i586-p-s.exe

Follow the instructions.

  • Mount the Football Manager 2007 CD in a directory. In this directory, launch the FM2007 installer

wine Setup\ FM2007\ PC.exe -console

Follow the instructions.

Running and Playing Football Manager 2007

  • Launch winecfg and chose 98 as Windows version.
  • Replace the original exe file with the No-CD version.
  • Launch the game with the --cache_skin=0

wine fm.exe --cache_skin=0

Some interesting arguments

--windowed=true to launch the game in windowed mode

--load_game="my"to load a given savegame


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