Football Manager 2006

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Football Manager 2006
Football Manager 2006 cover
Developers
Sports Interactive
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2005
macOS (OS X) October 21, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 89
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Text-based, Bird's-eye view
Controls Menu-based
Genres Sports, Strategy, Business
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Football Manager
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Football Manager 2006 guide on StrategyWiki
Football Manager 2006 on MobyGames
Football Manager 2006 on Wikipedia
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Football Manager Live 2009
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Football Manager 2012 2011
Football Manager 2013 2012
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Football Manager 2016 2015
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Football Manager 2017 2016
Football Manager 2018 2017
Football Manager 2019 2018
Football Manager 2020 2019
Football Manager 2021 2020
Football Manager 2022 2021

Warnings

The Mac OS X version of this game does not work on Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) or later due to the removal of support for PowerPC apps.

Key points

Released in North America as Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006.
The PC and OS X versions come on the same disc.

General information

Official Website
Official Forums
FM Base - Fan Site
FM Scout - Fan Site

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official patches can be found here.
Safedisc patch needed to run under Win10 or newer; see Issues fixed.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse and keyboard are required to play the game.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Swedish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Versus
LAN play
32 Versus
Online play
32 Versus
Asynchronous multiplayer

Issues fixed[edit]

Safedisc patch for Windows 10[edit]

Safedisc is blocked on Windows 10 and later, and prevents the game from booting.
Use paokkerkir's unofficial 6.0.2 patch for Windows 10[1]
  1. Download the unofficial FM 2006 Win10 patch.
  2. Run the executable, and point to the installation folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Other 4x CD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.2 (Jaguar)
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G4 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB

References