The F.A. Premier League Stars

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The F.A. Premier League Stars
The F.A. Premier League Stars cover
Electronic Arts UK
Software Creations
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows 1999
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres Sports
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Realistic
Series EA Sports' Stars
The F.A. Premier League Stars on MobyGames
The F.A. Premier League Stars on Wikipedia
EA Sports' Stars
The F.A. Premier League Stars 1999
The F.A. Premier League Stars 2001 2001


Key points

Released in Spain as Primera Division Stars and in Germany as Bundesliga Stars 2000.
Installing on 64-bit systems requires a workaround. See Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location

Save game data location

System Location




Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX & Commentary.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
2 Versus
Online play
4 Versus

Issues fixed

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows

Installer not working on 64-bit machines[4]
  1. Copy the content in the game CD/ISO to a new folder on your desktop.
  2. Download InstallShield 3 shortcut from this link.
  3. Open and extract the downloaded file (setup32.exe) to the Setup folder found in the extracted CD/ISO content.
  4. Double click on setup32.exe and install the game.
If nothing happens when starting setup32.exe, open the task manager and right click on the setup32.exe process, then click on Go to Details, right click on Setup32.exe again and then Analyze Wait Chain. Close any exe processes preventing the installer to launch.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM Drive


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]


  1. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  2. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  3. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-04-22
    Tested the game with Microsoft's SideWinder Gamepad Pro controller
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-05-04
    Windows 64-bit machines installer fix