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|introduction      = '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is a {{Glossary:singleplayer}} and {{Glossary:multiplayer}} {{Glossary:sports}} game developed by [[Company:EA Canada|EA Canada]] and published by [[Company:Electronic Arts|Electronic Arts]] via their [[Company:EA Sports|EA Sports]] brand. It is a licensed [[Series:FIFA|FIFA]] game.
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|introduction      = '''''{{PAGENAME}}'''''{{Note|Known in Japan as '''''FIFA 99: Europe League Soccer'''''.}} is a {{Glossary:singleplayer}} and {{Glossary:multiplayer}} {{Glossary:sports}} game developed by [[Company:EA Canada|EA Canada]] and published by [[Company:Electronic Arts|Electronic Arts]] via their [[Company:EA Sports|EA Sports]] brand. It is a licensed [[Series:FIFA|FIFA]] game.
  
|release history  = It was first released in North America on November 18, 1998, followed by Europe in 1999.
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|release history  = It was first released in North America on November 18, 1998, followed by Europe and Japan in 1999.
  
 
|current state    = It is noted that the game cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows OS with its default installer, and requires the [[#Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows|workarounds]] to do so.
 
|current state    = It is noted that the game cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows OS with its default installer, and requires the [[#Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows|workarounds]] to do so.

Latest revision as of 03:46, 4 December 2023

FIFA 99
FIFA 99 cover
Developers
EA Canada
Publishers
EA Sports
Release dates
Windows November 11, 1998
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres Sports
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series FIFA
FIFA 99 on MobyGames
FIFA 99 on Wikipedia
FIFA World Cup (series)
FIFA International Soccer 1993
FIFA Soccer 96 1995
FIFA 97 1996
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 1997
FIFA 99 1998
FIFA 2000 1999
FIFA 2001 2000
FIFA Manager (series)
FIFA Football 2002 2001
FIFA Football 2003 2002
FIFA Football 2004 2003
FIFA Football 2005 2004
FIFA 06 2005
FIFA 07 2006
FIFA Online (series)
FIFA 08 2007
FIFA 09 2008
FIFA 10 2009
FIFA 11 2010
FIFA 12 2011
FIFA 13 2012
FIFA 14 2013
FIFA 15 2014
FIFA 16 2015
FIFA 17 2016
FIFA 18 2017
FIFA 19 2018
FIFA 20 2019
FIFA 21 2020
FIFA 22 2021
FIFA 23 2022
EA Sports FC 24 2023

FIFA 99[Note 1] is a singleplayer and multiplayer sports game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts via their EA Sports brand. It is a licensed FIFA game.

It was first released in North America on November 18, 1998, followed by Europe and Japan in 1999.

It is noted that the game cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows OS with its default installer, and requires the workarounds to do so.

General information

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Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Oversized DRM (lead-out area shortened and used for data, to prevent most contemporary CD-RW drives from copying the method)
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements

Patches

nGlide wrapper

FIFA 99 supports multiple rendering methods (Software Rendering, Direct3D, and 3dfx). However, due to compatibility issues, it's recommended to use nGlide 3dfx wrapper.

Using nGlide with FIFA99[1]
  1. Download newest version of nGlide and install it.
  2. After you've installed both FIFA99 and nGlide, download a compatibility fix from this site (find FIFA 99 - the fix is in the right column).
  3. Extract the fix.
  4. Go to a folder where you've installed FIFA99.
  5. Enter folder thrash in FIFA99 folder.
  6. Replace voodoo2a.dll in FIFA99\thrash, with a file downloaded in a fix.
  7. Double click on fifa99.reg provided by nGlide to change renderer to 3dfx.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA SPORTS\FIFA 99[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\USER[Note 3]

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 640x480.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use dgVoodoo instead of nGlide. Performing step 2-7 of nGlide installation is still required.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
In D3D and software mode enable by default.Can be forced using 3dfx wrapper.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Glide capped 63fps
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
The main theme is "Rockafeller Skank" by Fatboy Slim. All other music is licensed (various artists)

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dutch
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows

Use alternative installer[1]
Manual installation[1]
  1. Create a folder named FIFA 99 somewhere on your hard disk (recommended location: C:\games\FIFA 99).
  2. From a root folder of FIFA cd copy files EACSND.DLL, FIFA99.EXE and FIFA99.ICO to FIFA 99 folder on your hard drive.
  3. Copy folders DATA, SETUP and THRASH to FIFA 99 folder on your hard disk.
  4. Create a folder named USER in your FIFA 99 folder.
  5. If you had placed them in C:\Games\FIFA 99 then your folder structure would look like this:
  6. C:\games\FIFA 99\DATA\ *files*
    C:\games\FIFA 99\SETUP\ *files*
    C:\games\FIFA 99\THRASH\ *files*
    C:\games\FIFA 99\USER\ *empty folder*
    C:\games\FIFA 99\EACSND.DLL
    C:\games\FIFA 99\FIFA99.EXE
    C:\games\FIFA 99\FIFA99.ICO
  7. Now you need the registry entries. Copy the following into Notepad and save it as fifa.reg. Edit file paths if necessary. CD Drive should point have a latter of your CD drive. Install Dir should point to a location where FIFA 99 is installed.
  8. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\EA SPORTS\FIFA 99]
    "DisplayName"="FIFA 99"
    "Language"="english"
    "CD Drive"="D:\\"
    "Install Dir"="C:\\games\\FIFA 99"
    "3D Device Description"="Software Renderer"
    "3D Card"="Software Renderer"
    "Thrash Driver"="softtri"
    "Group"="Software"
    "D3D Device"=dword:00000000
    "Triple Buffer"=dword:00000000
    "Hardware Acceleration"=dword:00000000
    "Thrash Resolution"="640x480"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\EA SPORTS\FIFA 99\1.0]
    "DisplayName"="FIFA 99"
    "Language"=dword:00000001
  9. Add entries to system registry by double clicking on fifa.reg.
  10. Now, you should be able to start a game using FIFA99.EXE on your hard disk.

Notes

If the game doesn't start, double check the paths added to system registry. Launch regedit.exe and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA SPORTS\FIFA 99. Check entries CD Drive and Install Dir. As mentioned earlier CD Drive should point to your CD drive (either physical of virtual). If your CD drive has a latter G, the value for CD Drive should be G:\. Install Dir should point to a folder where you've placed files from FIFA 99. E.g. if you've played them in C:\Program Files\FIFA 99, change the value for Install Dir to C:\Program Files\FIFA 99.
If problems with graphics occur, try using nGlide wrapper.

Game freezes during loading

Install a compatibility profile for FIFA 99[1]
  1. Download compatibility profile.
  2. Extract it.
  3. Start PatchInstall.bat to add it to the compatibility database of your system.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Glide
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA, True Color


Notes

  1. Known in Japan as FIFA 99: Europe League Soccer.
  2. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.
  3. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2021-01-30