Madden NFL 08
|EA Salt Lake|
|macOS (OS X)||TransGaming Inc.|
|Windows||August 14, 2007|
|macOS (OS X) (Cider)||September 1, 2007|
|Monetization||One-time game purchase|
|⤏ Go to series page|
|John Madden Football||1988|
|John Madden Football II||1991|
|Madden Football: Limited Edition||1996|
|Madden NFL 97||1996|
|Madden NFL 98||1997|
|Madden NFL 99||1998|
|Madden NFL 2000||1999|
|Madden NFL 2001||2000|
|Madden NFL 2002||2001|
|Madden NFL 2003||2002|
|Madden NFL 2004||2003|
|Madden NFL 2005||2004|
|Madden NFL 06||2005|
|NFL Head Coach||2006|
|Madden NFL 07||2006|
|Madden NFL 08||2007|
|Madden NFL 19||2018|
|Madden NFL 20||2019|
|Madden NFL 21||2020|
|Madden NFL 22||2021|
|Madden NFL 23||2022|
|NFL Pro Era||2022|
|Madden NFL 24||2023|
- The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
- Based on the PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube version. This translates in inferior graphics and missing enhancements compared to the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 release.
|Retail||SecuROM 7 DRM.|
|Origin (unavailable)||Was only available in the United States and Canada.|
- This game is no longer available digitally.
Configuration file(s) location
|macOS (OS X)|
Save game data location
|macOS (OS X)|
|4K Ultra HD|
|Field of view (FOV)|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
|60 FPS and 120+ FPS|
|Keyboard and mouse||State||Notes|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Full controller support||Can't navigate main menu with controller|
|Controller Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls|
|Mute on focus lost|
|Matchmaking||Matchmaking servers have been shut down. See Online play.|
EA has shut down the multiplayer matchup servers. However, there are workarounds, including entering the other player's IP address manually or using a VPN. The community VPN of choice has information written here. There are active leagues.
"Synchronization Error" can occur if both players have added any mods or additional folders that do not coincide with each other. Rosters, saved players, and other items that are saved by the player in the game do not count as issues.
Windows 8 compatibility issues
The program has compatibility issues with Windows 8. When attempting to start the program, intermittently a message will pop up stating "This application is not compatible with the installed operating system. Please upgrade to Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 or better." and the program will not start. Using compatibility mode for Windows 7, XP SP3, or Vista does not solve the problem.
Currently there is no fix.
|macOS (OS X)||This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.|
- Due to the long delay between PC versions of Madden NFL, many mods for the game exist that can be downloaded at FootballIdiot.com.
The largest and most comprehensive NFL mod for Madden NFL 08 is the Football-Freaks/FootballIdiot Mod. It updates uniforms, rosters, stadiums, and more to the current season.
Additionally, multiple college football mods can also be found at FootballIdiot.
Updated start screen
The original start screen features the cover feature athlete, Vince Young, in his Tennessee Titans uniform. He subsequently played for the Philadelphia Eagles. An updated set of start screens with choices for each team is available on the FootballIdiot Forums.
|Operating system (OS)||98, ME, 2000, XP|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel 933 MHz|
|System memory (RAM)||256 MB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||2 GB|
|Video card (GPU)|| Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM
|macOS (OS X)|
|Operating system (OS)||10.4.9|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 GHz
|System memory (RAM)||1 GB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||6 GB|
|Video card (GPU)|| Nvidia GeForce 7300