1. Installing the game
a) Installing EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo
To install the EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo double-click the FIFAM06_Demo.exe and then click Unzip when prompted. When this process has finished select Install and EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo will install.
b) Minimum required hard disk space
You must have at least 1.8 GB free space on your hard disk when installing the game.
2. Minimum PC configuration
If any problems arise, please check first of all that your PC complies with the following minimum configuration:
Operating system Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP (Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows NT are not supported)
Processor 1.0 GHz Intel Pentium III processor (or equivalent)
Memory 256 MB RAM
Video card 32 MB (AGP/PCI-E) Video card (see section 10 for supported video cards)
HDD space 1.8 GB free hard disk space before installation
Sound card Audio is not supported in the demo.
DirectX DirectX 9.0c or higher
NOTE: EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo requires a minimum of 280 MB free disk space after installation (plus additional space for save files) in order to run properly. If this space is filled before or during gameplay, the game may not function.
The program will not run unless DirectX is installed. For EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo, the minimum supported version of DirectX is DirectX 9.0c.
The latest version of DirectX can be obtained at: www.microsoft.com/directx
DirectX and supported hardware
We recommend that EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo be run with DirectX compatible sound and video cards.
If your sound or video card does not support DirectX, please contact your vendor.
4. Uninstalling EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo
You can uninstall EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo using the "Uninstall FIFA Manager 06 Demo" from the Start Menu, which can be found at the same location as the shortcut used to launch the game ("Start/Programs/EA SPORTS/FIFA Manager 06 Demo").
Microsoft Windows also has an "Add/Remove Programs" icon in the Control Panel that can be used to uninstall the game.
Some files (like save games) will be left on the hard disk after the uninstall process. You will find them in your personal folder.
5. Memory requirements
a) Memory requirements in Windows
EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo requires a minimum of 256 MB of RAM to run on Microsoft Windows 98/ME. If more memory is available, you will experience better game performance in all areas. Since EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo processes an enormous amount of data, a lot of memory can be more important than a fast processor.
Important: We recommend that you let your operating system automatically manage the amount of virtual memory.
b) Running the game in Windows
At Electronic Arts we strive to bring you the best in graphics, audio and gameplay; we are always seeking to maximise computer performance. Although we have made every effort to ensure that EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo multi-tasks with other applications, we recommend that you shut down all other applications (including virus scanners) and run EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo by itself whenever possible.
6. Improving game speed
There are several ways in which you can increase the speed of EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo:
a) Ensure that Hardware Acceleration is set to the maximum level. This setting is located in the Control Panel in Microsoft Windows 98/ME, and under Control
PanelDisplaySettingsAdvancedTroubleshooting in Microsoft Windows 2000/XP.
b) Even relatively slow computers allow the game to be played at a much-accelerated rate if a lot of memory is available.
7. Configuration files
The configuration files (music settings, save games, custom training schedules, and other User-specific settings) are stored in a subdirectory of your My Documents folder.
8. MP3 player
This feature is not supported in the demo.
9. Notes on video cards / chipsets
If you are experiencing problems with your video card and EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo, we recommend updating your video card driver by downloading the latest driver available from the video card manufacturer. The video card chipset is the video processor located on the video card. If you cannot find any information in the video card manual or on the website, examine the video card for a chip inscribed with the manufacturer's name. Some popular chip manufacturers' websites are listed below:
S3 Graphics http://www.s3graphics.com/
10. Notes on video card support
- ATI Radeon 7500
- ATI Radeon 8500
- ATI Radeon 9xxx series
- ATI Radeon X300, X600, X700, X800 series
- NVIDIA GeForce 2 (GTS, MX, Ultra/Ti)
- NVIDIA GeForce 3 (Ti)
- NVIDIA GeForce 4 (MX, Ti)
- NVIDIA GeForce FX series
- NVIDIA GeForce 6800
- Intel i915g
- S3 GammaChrome S18 Pro
- Matrox Millennium (P650, P750)
If you experience problems, please contact your video card manufacturer or vendor for the latest drivers.
11. Notes on Microsoft Windows
EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo supports Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows ME and Microsoft Windows XP.
*NOTE: To install and play the game properly on Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows XP, you need administrator access to your computer. Consult your Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows XP documentation for more information.
Microsoft Windows XP has a feature called Fast User Switching which allows multiple users sharing the same computer to have individual profiles and to swap their current work spaces without logging off. EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo does not support this feature.
12. Data input closing date
The accuracy of the club and player data used in EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 06 Demo was verified on August 24th 2005. Squad changes occurring after this date had to be disregarded. The full game will be accurate from September 1st 2005 and will include all the deadline day transfers.
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