Football Manager 2008

First playable demo of FM2008.

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.46.

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Test Results

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What works


Starting the demo.

What does not

Starting a new game. The demo starts loading but then exiting saying it has encountered a serious error and has made a crash dump (which it didn't).




What was not tested

Loading an existing game. (I have no Windows installation to test this).

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I got it to run after trying the fix suggested in this thread: (Beware, the patch doesn't apply completely and you'll have to manually copy and paste the code into heap.c) I'm not sure it's worth the effort at the moment since it crashes anyway. Well, you can try of course! ;)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 08 20070.9.46.Yes Yes GoldRomain 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 08 20070.9.46.Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 04 20070.9.46.Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 01 20070.9.46.Yes No GarbageRomain 
ShowPardus 2007.2Oct 06 20070.9.45.No No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO Run Football Manager 2008 Demo under Wine

Running Football Manager 2008 Demo under Wine

by Romain - romain _AT_ r0ma _DOT_ in -

Rev. 2007-10-08-01

Installing the game

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

Follow the instructions.

  • Launch winecfg and choose XP as Windows version.
  • Run the Demo installer
wine fm2008_gold_demo.exe

Follow the instructions.

Running and Playing Football Manager 2008 Demo

  • Launch winecfg and choose Vista as Windows version.
  • Move to FM directory (~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2008 Gold Demo by default)
  • Launch the game

wine fm.exe


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