2006 FIFA World Cup

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Not to be confused with FIFA 06.

2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup cover
Developers
EA Canada
Publishers
EA Sports
Release dates
Windows April 24, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 77
Taxonomy
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 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup on IGDB
2006 FIFA World Cup guide on StrategyWiki
2006 FIFA World Cup on MobyGames
2006 FIFA World Cup on Wikipedia
FIFA World Cup
Subseries of FIFA
World Cup Soccer: Italia '90 1990
World Cup USA '94 1994
World Cup 98 1998
2002 FIFA World Cup 2002
2006 FIFA World Cup 2006

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Also known as FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006
Based on the PlayStation 2/Xbox/Nintendo Gamecube version. This translates in inferior graphics and missing enhancements compared to the Xbox 360 release.
The multiplayer servers were shut down on September 1, 2007.

General information

Official website (archived)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc 4 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
1280x1024 maximum.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30 fps maximum for main menu.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Danish
Dutch
French
Italian
German
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese
Polish
Swedish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play
Versus
Servers were shut down on September 1, 2007

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 900 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce2 MX
ATI Radeon 7500
Intel 865
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Other 8x CD-ROM Drive

Notes

  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]

References