Soccer Mania

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This page is for the 2002 Lego-licensed game. For the unrelated 1990 Game Boy game, see Soccer Mania.

Soccer Mania
Soccer Mania cover
Developers
Silicon Dreams Studio
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Lego Interactive
Release dates
Windows June 18, 2002
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Genres Sports
Sports Football (Soccer)
Series Lego
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Warnings

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

Key points

Known as Football Mania in Europe.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 2 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 C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\LEGO Media\Soccer Mania\Dev0

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution. In game options allow up to 1600x900, but is only active in the actual soccer matches, menus are locked to square resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Manually modify the game executable to support 16:9
  1. Download HxD or any other hex editor.
  2. Launch it and use it to open the game .exe.
  3. Search and replace C7 40 28 AB AA AA 3F with C7 40 28 39 8E E3 3F (aspect ratio).
  4. Search and replace 56 68 E0 01 00 00 68 80 02 00 00 with 56 68 00 03 00 00 68 56 05 00 00 (menu height and width).
  5. Search and replace AB AA AA AA 46 DF 81 3F with 8C C6 09 20 E5 6E 86 3F (FOV).
  6. Save the file, overwriting the original.

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Game unable to save progress[edit]

Add a user account with permission to write save data[citation needed]
Save data bug is present in Windows 7 and above, preventing the game from creating save files.
  1. Go to the folder containing the game, usually it is %PROGRAMFILES%\Lego Media\Soccer Mania\
  2. Right click the Soccer Mania folder and go to properties.
  3. Under the security tab, click the edit button.
  4. In the next menu click the Add... button, then type your username into the box.
  5. Click Check Names to verify your user account was found, then save and apply.
  6. Now when you run the game, it will save properly.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 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