The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002

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The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002
The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002 cover
Developers
Electronic Arts UK
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows September 14, 2001
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Text-based, Top-down view, Bird's-eye view
Controls Menu-based
Genres Sports, Strategy
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Realistic
Series The F.A. Premier League Football Manager
The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002 on MobyGames
The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002 on Wikipedia
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager
Subseries of FIFA
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager 99 1999
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager 2000 1999
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager 2001 2000
The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002 2001
Total Club Manager (series)
FIFA Manager (series)

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Released in Germany as Fussball Manager 2002.
Installing on 64-bit systems requires a workaround. See Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.
Getting the game to work on Windows 8 and 10 requires a workaround. See Game not launching on newer versions of Windows.[1]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\setup[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\games[Note 2]

Video[edit]

In-game settings
In-game settings
3D setup found in <path-to-game>\setup
3D setup found in <path-to-game>\setup

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched, 800x600 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Different camera angles can be selected during the match.
Windowed
Use dgVoodoo 2.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Use dgVoodoo 2.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use dgVoodoo 2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
No options to turn off sounds in-game.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Text based game.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Alt+Tab crashes the game.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
6 Versus, Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows[edit]

Installer not working on 64-bit machines[4]
  1. Copy the content in the game CD/ISO to a new folder on your desktop.
  2. Download InstallShield 3 shortcut from this link.
  3. Open and extract the downloaded file (setup32.exe) to the Setup folder found in the extracted CD/ISO content.
  4. Double click on setup32.exe and install the game.
If nothing happens when starting setup32.exe, open the task manager and right click on the setup32.exe process, then click on Go to Details, right click on Setup32.exe again and then Analyze Wait Chain. Close any exe processes preventing the installer to launch.

Game not launching on newer versions of Windows[edit]

Game not launching on newer versions of Windows[5]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2 from here.
  2. Extract the content of the zip file.
  3. Go to MS/x86 folder and copy D3D8.dll, DDraw.dll and D3Dlmm.dll.
  4. Paste the copied dll files in the game folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Glide
Software renderer
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 Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, 2000, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 233 Mhz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB (64 MB for Windows 2000)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) PCI or AGP video card with DirectDraw compatible driver
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.0 compatible sound card
Other 4x CD-ROM drive

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).

References

  1. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-09
    Tested the game on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit version 1909 with dgVoodoo 2.63.1
  2. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  3. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-07
    Windows 64-bit machines installer fix
  5. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-08
    Works with dgVoodoo 2.63.1