Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Football manager 2007 on opensuse

I started to love FM2007, but it took me two days to figure out how to play on top of my opensuse 10.2. If you are into the same trouble, hopefully this helps you:

First of all, FM2007 doesn't provide Linux version, so I just grab a Windows binary (assume it is fm.iso).
To emulate Windows binary, wine does the job very well, I use rug to install wine.

rpm --import http://software.opensuse.org/openSUSE-Build-Service.asc
rug sa http://software.opensuse.org/download/Emulators:/Wine/SLE-10/ "Wine Repository"
rug sub "Wine Repository"
rug install wine

Now you have wine installed successfully, it is time to mount the iso
mkdir /mnt/fm
mount -o loop -t iso9660 fm.iso /mnt/fm
cd /mnt/fm
You also need jre to run the game,
wine jre-1_5_0_09-windows-i586-p-s.exe
wine Setup\ FM2007\PC.exe -console
When you finish all these steps, you need to replace the original exe file with the No-CD version. For most of the gamers, execute
wine fm.exe
will start the game, but my special monitor supports up to 800x600 @60, so if you have a similar monitor, you have to the Desktop size to 1024x768 and check all the "Windows settings" in the "Graphic tab". Now you all set, happy gaming.

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