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==Essential improvements==
==Essential improvements==
{{ii}} Official patch v1.2 can be found [https://www.fileplanet.com/archive/p-58488/Total-Club-Manager-2004-v1-2-Patch here].
{{ii}} Official patch v1.2 can be found [https://www.patches-scrolls.de/patch/4461/7/34191 here].
==Game data==
==Game data==

Latest revision as of 11:00, 12 June 2021

Total Club Manager 2004
Total Club Manager 2004 cover
EA Canada
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows November 21, 2003
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Text-based, Bird's-eye view
Controls Menu-based
Genres Sports, Strategy
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Realistic
Series Total Club Manager
Total Club Manager 2004 on MobyGames
Total Club Manager 2004 on Wikipedia
Total Club Manager
Subseries of FIFA
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager (series)
Total Club Manager 2003 2002
Total Club Manager 2004 2003
Total Club Manager 2005 2004
FIFA Manager (series)


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Released in Germany as Fussball Manager 2004 and in France as LNF Manager 2004.
The game does work in Windows 8 and 10, but you need to install the legacy DirectX application in order to work on these OS.[1]


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
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.

Essential improvements[edit]


Official patch v1.2 can be found here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\EA SPORTS\TOTAL CLUB MANAGER 2004\data\cmn\[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TCM 2004\games

Video settings[edit]

Technical options
Technical options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched, maximum resolution is 1280x1024
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Different camera angles can be selected during the match.
no option available in-game, see Windowed.
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.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Windowed mode[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open user.config with the notepad.
  3. Look for windowed=0 and change 0 to 1.
  4. Save and exit.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Manager shouts cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Mouse and keyboard are required to play the game.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Speech, Match SFX, Menu SFX and Menu music.
Surround sound
Text based game.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 Mhz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB (192 MB for 2000, XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) AGP or PCI 3D graphics accelerator with Direct3D support
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Other 8 speed CD-ROM drive


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  2. 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).


  1. Verified by User:Jenel on 2020-01-28
    Tested the game on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit version 1909
  2. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  3. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-01-28
    Enable windowed mode