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FIFA 06

Platform(s): GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Canada

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'FIFA 06' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT

FIFA 06 returns to field with more teams, better graphics, and improved gameplay. Utilize improved formations to create the perfect attack with the world's greatest players.

Get the FIFA '06 Demo off WP (230mb)

Installing the FIFA 06 Demo

Double-click the AutoRun.exe file to begin the installation process. Follow the on screen dialog for installing the demo.

The “Typical User” install (default setting) will install the FIFA 06 demo to C:Program FilesEA SPORTSFIFA 06 Demo (where “C:” is the drive your current operating system is located.

The “Advanced User” install will allow you to install the FIFA 06 demo to a custom directory

3. DirectX 9.0c

If you try to run the game without DirectX 9.0c installed, you will be prompted to upgrade before the game installation begins.

DirectX 9.0c can be found on the Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx

Note: If you already have DirectX 9.0c (or higher) installed, it is not necessary to reinstall it.

DirectX and supported hardware. We recommend that FIFA 06 DEMO be run with DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards and video cards.

We also suggest you update your sound card and video card driver to the newest release from the vendor or chipset website.

4. Uninstalling FIFA 06 Demo

The simplest method of uninstalling the FIFA 06 Demo is to use "Uninstall FIFA 06 Demo" shortcut in the Start Menu (usually "Start Menu/All Programs/EA Sports/FIFA 06 Demo/Uninstall FIFA 06 Demo").

Windows also has an "Add/Remove Programs" Icon in the Control Panel that you can use to uninstall the game.

Memory Requirements

a.) Memory requirements in Windows
FIFA 06 Demo requires a minimum of 256 MB of RAM to run the game (512 MB is recommended).

Note: The more system memory available, the better the game will perform in all areas.

b.) Running the game under stressful Windows conditions
At Electronic Arts we strive to bring you the best in graphics, audio and gameplay. We are always pushing the envelope of computer performance. While we have made every effort to ensure that FIFA 06 Demo multi-tasks with all Windows applications, we recommend that you shut down other applications (including virus scanners) and run FIFA 06 Demo by itself when possible.

c.) Virtual memory
We recommend that you let your operating system automatically manage the amount of virtual memory.

Hot Keys

The following hot keys can be used in the game to access certain functions more quickly:

F2=Tele camera
F3=Action camera
F4=Broadcast camera
F5=End to End camera
F6=Sideline camera
F7=Dynamic camera
F8=Widescreen camera
F9=Radar Toggle

ESC - Pause Menu

Mouse, Keyboard and Controller Functionality

You can use the mouse, keyboard or controller to navigate the game interface.

Once you are on the Side select screen, you must move whichever input device you plan to use in the game to the left or the right to select your team.

Please note that you may have to recalibrate your controllers in Windows in order to have the game detect them correctly.

To bring up the in-game pause menus, you can press the Start button (if your gamepad has one) or press ESC.

You can re-map your controls to customise your game experience from the Controls screen before entering gameplay. Please note that when using digital only gamepads you should not change the ‘Move Player’ setting to ‘Analog’ as this could cause undesirable effects in gameplay.

The use of a 360ยบ-degree dual analog gamepad such as the Logitech Dual Action is highly recommended for full functionality.

The following gamepads are also supported:

Belkin N45
Gravis Eliminator Aftershock
Interact Axis Pad Colors
Interact Hammerhead FX
Joytech USB Dual PS2(R) to PC Converter XP (needs 2 PS2(R)
controllers plugged in)
Logitech Dual Action
Logitech Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2
Logitech Logitech Rumblepad 2
Logitech Wingman Cordless
Logitech Wingman Rumblepad
MadCatz PC Control Pad Pro
Mayflash Super Dual Box (MP-8866 Dual USB Joypad)
Nyko Air Flo EX
Saitek P2500 Rumble Pad (Cyborg Force Rumble Pad)
Saitek P3000 Wireless Pad & Docking Station
Saitek P880
Speed-Link SL-6540 Bullfrog Pad
Thrustmaster 2-in-1 Dual Trigger
Thrustmaster FireStorm Dual Analog 3 (FireStorm(TM) Dual Analog 4
(USB), analog gamepad, dual analog 3.2)
Thrustmaster FireStorm Dual Power 3
Thrustmaster FireStorm Wireless
Thrustmaster Wireless Dual Trigger

Notes on Video Card Chipset

If you are experiencing problems with your video card and the FIFA 06 Demo, try updating your video card driver by downloading the latest driver available from the video card manufacturer. If there is no improvement, try using the latest driver provided by the video chipset manufacturer. Your video card chipset is the video-processing chip located on your video card. If there is no information in your video card manual or website, check the video card for an identifying chip with the chipset manufacturer's name on it.

Notes on Video Card Support

Recommended Chipsets:
ATI Radeon 7500, ATI Radeon 8500, ATI Radeon 9xxx/Pro series, ATI Radeon X800 series, NVIDIA GeForce2 (MX, GTS), NVIDIA GeForce3 (Ti), NVIDIA GeForce4 (MX, Ti), NVIDIA GeForce FX series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800, Intel (i865g, i915g), S3 GammaChrome S18 Pro

If you experience problems, please contact your card manufacturer or chipset vendor to get the latest drivers.

Notes on Windows

FIFA 06 Demo supports Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

*NOTE - To install the game properly on Windows 2000/Windows XP, you will need administrator access to your machine. Consult your Windows 2000/Windows XP documentation for more information.


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