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Total Club Manager 2005

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Total Club Manager 2005
Total Club Manager 2005 cover
EA Deutschland
EA Sports
Retail re-release Sold Out Software
Release dates
Windows October 22, 2004
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Text-based, Bird's-eye view
Controls Menu-based
Genres Sports, Strategy
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Realistic
Series Total Club Manager
Total Club Manager 2005 on MobyGames
Total Club Manager 2005 on Wikipedia
Total Club Manager
Subseries of FIFA
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager (series)
Total Club Manager 2003 2002
Total Club Manager 2004 2003
Total Club Manager 2005 2004
FIFA Manager (series)


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

Total Club Manager 2005 is a singleplayer and multiplayer text-based and bird's-eye view sports and strategy game in the Total Club Manager series.

The game was released in Germany as Fussball Manager 2005 and in France as LFP Manager 2005.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements


Official patch v1.01 can be found here.
Official patch v1.01 to v1.02 can be found here.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\EA SPORTS\TOTAL CLUB MANAGER 2005\data\cmn\[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TCM 2005\games


Technical options
Technical options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched, maximum resolution 1024x768.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Different camera angles can be selected during the match.
No option available in-game, see Windowed.
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 and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Windowed mode[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open user.config with a text editor.
  3. Look for windowed=0 and change 0 to 1.
  4. Save the changes and exit.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller types


Audio options
Audio options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Speech, Match SFX, Menu SFX and Menu music.
Surround sound
Text based game.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Sound keeps playing.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

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

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0b
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


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

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB (256 MB for 2000, XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) AGP or PCI 3D graphics accelerator with Direct3D support
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0b compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0b compatible sound card
Other 8-speed CD-ROM drive


  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]
  2. 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).