Anonymous edits have been disabled on the wiki. If you want to contribute please login or create an account.

FIFA Football 2002

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games

Not to be confused with 2002 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA Football 2002
FIFA Football 2002 cover
EA Canada
EA Sports
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2001
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 Football 2002 on MobyGames
FIFA Football 2002 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


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

FIFA Football 2002[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 October 30, 2001, followed by Europe and Japan on November 2 and November 15 respectively.

It is known that the game will crashed if the PC's CPU clock speed is faster than 2.0 GHz. Those with such CPU clock speed requires the use of Sui's Fix to workaround it.[1][2]

General information

SoccerGaming fan forum.
FIFA 2000 Online


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc V2 DRM[Note 2]
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements

Sui's Fix

Installation of Wrapper[1]
  1. Download DSound.dll wrapper and extract it.
  2. Move dsound.dll and dsound.cfg to the installation folder.
  3. Start the game.


If noticeable issues happen - like flags wave too fast, transitions take too long etc. try modifying the value in dsound.cfg file (where lower value results in faster sprite animations and transitions).
Visual C++ 2015 Redist libraries are required for the wrapper to work.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\user\[Note 4]


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF entry.
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Movement keys can not be rebound.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse is not used for gameplay.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Mouse is not used for gameplay.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
The main theme is "19/2000 (Soulchild Remix)" by Gorillaz. All other music is licensed (various artists)


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Requires separate controllers.
LAN play
Online play
8 The official multiplayer service has been shut down.

Issues fixed

2 GHz+ CPU crash

Use Sui's Fix to bypass the crash[1]
Use Zeus Software Patch to bypass the crash[1]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME
Processor (CPU) 200 MHz - Pentium MMX
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible


  1. Known as FIFA Soccer 2002: Major League Soccer and FIFA 2002: Road to FIFA World Cup in North America and Japan respectively.
  2. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[3] 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.[4]
  3. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.
  4. 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).