Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Install Football Manager 2012 on Ubuntu



You can successfully install and run Football Manager 2012 on Ubuntu with play on linux wine application.

The following are the basic requirements.

1. Football Manager iso/DVD.
2. Ubuntu OS
3. Wine
4. Play on Linux


1. Install Wine on Ubuntu. Please click here
2. Install Play on Linux from this URL

Play on Linux configuration

  • Open Play on Linux aplication
  • Click Install button
  • Click on the link install a non-listed program. A new manual installation wizard pops up.
  • Click next, then select the option "install a program in a new virtual drive". Click next
  • Enter the name of the virtual drive
  • Do not select any options on the wine configuration wizard and click next
  • Wait till the application creates a virtual drive for the installation
  • Browse to the setup file from ISO or DVD.
  • Continue the game setup as normal.
  • Install directx and Microsoft .Net framework
DirectX installation

  • Open play on linux application
  • Click on the FM and select configure button
  • Select Install packages tab and search for directx9
  • Download and install directx9
Open terminal and install stress

$ sudo apt-get install stress

once the installation is complete

$ stress --cpu 8

Leave this terminal open till the game finishes. Need to open this stress window whenever you play FM

Open another terminal and navigate to to your Football Manager installation folder and type

$wine fm.exe

That's it. Enjoy !!!!


27 comments:

  1. Hi! Got a problem, nothing happens when i'm doing ''Browse to the setup file from ISO or DVD''
    I mean, no game setup is starting when i select the ISO, what could be the problem? :/

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  2. Extract the ISO to a folder and select the setup.exe

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  3. Installed, but won't run. Here is the log after running fm.exe, any help?

    fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
    fixme:powrprof:GetActivePwrScheme (0x32fa4c) stub!
    fixme:gameux:GameExplorerImpl_VerifyAccess (0x156058, L".PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/FM2012/drive_c/Program Files/SEGA/Football Manager 2012/fm.exe", 0x32fad8)
    fixme:userenv:RegisterGPNotification 0x94 0
    fixme:userenv:RegisterGPNotification 0x98 1
    fixme:nls:GetGeoInfoW -1 4 0x32eec0 3 0
    fixme:nls:GetGeoInfoW -1 4 0x32f338 3 0
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSRegisterSessionNotification Stub 0x10076 0x00000000
    err:wgl:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo couldn't initialize OpenGL, expect problems
    err:d3d_caps:WineD3D_CreateFakeGLContext Can't find a suitable iPixelFormat.
    err:d3d:InitAdapters Failed to get a gl context for default adapter
    Direct3D9 is not available without OpenGL.
    fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
    fixme:dbghelp:MiniDumpWriteDump NIY MiniDumpWithDataSegs
    wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x12665b8 (thread 0032), starting debugger...

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  4. crash dumps!! any more suggestions??

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    1. I had crash dumps.
      1. When i haven't installed required by the game .Net v2
      2. When i inappropriately installed the latest XORG edgers package.

      Now i can start FM12 1 time of 10 even without using any additional shit like stress that loading my rather slow Notebook celeron 2x1.9ghz.

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  5. No mention of Steam here though. How are you bypassing the Steam requirement?

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  6. i cant find the installation folder to use in the terminal. everything i try comes up with bash: /home/nicky/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/fm2012/drive_c/Program Files/SEGA/Football Manager 2012/installation: is a directory

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    1. cd /home/nicky/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/fm2012/drive_c/Program\ Files/SEGA/Football\ Manager\ 2012/installation

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  7. Get the crash dump issue here too. I read somewhere else that this issue is being caused by the Berkelium.exe. No workaround yet though.

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  8. Didn't quite get it to work like the instructions shown. But you've helped me get it up and running. Sorry, I can't tell you how I did it...I forgot to take notes on what I was doing. But running stress in terminal seems to be the missing link for me. I ran the install straight from the DVD, for some reason playonlinux kept crashing

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  9. Stress doesn't need to be running once the game is loaded. Stopping it once the game is loaded improves the 3D match engine performance.

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  10. What does it mean to 'navigate to the installation folder', I'm literally having no success with these instructions.

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    1. In Playonlinux point fm, choose configure. Miscellaneous tab, Open Program's directory botton. And you can see where is your game :)
      Then in terminal just type cd path like
      cd /home/nicky/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/fm2012/drive_c/Program\ Files/SEGA/Football\ Manager\ 2012/installation
      Where before space input \

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  11. Steam works if you run it in Winetricks from the terminal line, just put 'winetricks steam' terminal.

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  12. Hi,

    I tried it yesterday and it was working fine (although I needed to use LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/nvidia-current/libGL.so). But today it doesn't work at all. The problem seems to come from a missing openGL and the libGL.so library that is not pre-loaded anymore.
    Here is the top of the log:

    ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libGL.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
    fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
    fixme:powrprof:GetActivePwrScheme (0x32fa4c) stub!
    fixme:gameux:GameExplorerImpl_VerifyAccess (0x14c260, L"Z:/home/anthony/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/FM2012/drive_c/Program Files/SEGA/Football Manager 2012/fm.exe", 0x32fad8)
    fixme:userenv:RegisterGPNotification 0x98 0
    fixme:userenv:RegisterGPNotification 0x9c 1
    fixme:nls:GetGeoInfoW -1 4 0x32eec0 3 0
    fixme:nls:GetGeoInfoW -1 4 0x32f338 3 0
    Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 71270
    Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID: Caching Steam ID: 76561197960265728 [API loaded no]
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSRegisterSessionNotification Stub 0x10078 0x00000000
    err:wgl:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo couldn't initialize OpenGL, expect problems
    err:d3d_caps:WineD3D_CreateFakeGLContext Can't find a suitable iPixelFormat.
    err:d3d:InitAdapters Failed to get a gl context for default adapter
    Direct3D9 is not available without OpenGL.

    Any suggestion?

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

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    1. Hi I'm just starting with Linux and i'm having a large problem installing! I'm following the guide and this is my console saying that I don't own /home/james/.PlayOnLinux//wineprefix/footballmanager but when I do ls -l in /wineprefix I get the following
      drwxr-xr-x 2 james james 4096 2012-01-24 21:35 footymanager12
      Anyone got any idea's why it wouldnt be working? Below is my full console

      sudo playonlinux
      rm: cannot remove `*': No such file or directory
      [install_plugins] Message: Checking plugin: Offline PlayOnLinux...
      [install_plugins] Message: Checking plugin: Capture...
      [maj_check] Message: Web version : 1327229451
      [maj_check] Message: Current local version :
      [maj_check] Message: Updating list
      [install_plugins] Message: Checking plugin: Transgaming Cedega...
      [install_plugins] Message: Checking plugin: Wine Import...
      [install_plugins] Message: Checking plugin: Wine Look...
      [install_plugins] Message: Checking plugin: Screen Capture...
      [install_plugins] Message: Checking plugin: PlayOnLinux Vault...
      [POL_Wine_SelectPrefix] Message: Selecting prefix:
      [POL_Wine_PrefixCreate] Message: Creating prefix ()...
      [POL_Wine_PrefixCreate] Message: Prefix already exists
      [POL_Wine] Message: Running wine- cmd /c echo %ProgramFiles%
      fixme:system:SetProcessDPIAware stub!
      fixme:dwmapi:DwmIsCompositionEnabled 0x33cb6c
      fixme:file:MoveFileWithProgressW MOVEFILE_WRITE_THROUGH unimplemented
      fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\windows\\system32\\gecko\\1.0.0\\wine_gecko\\components\\xpti.dat" 1 536870916 (nil) (nil) 0x19a644 (nil)
      fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0xa62e8d8, overlapped 0xa62e8e0): stub
      fixme:file:MoveFileWithProgressW MOVEFILE_WRITE_THROUGH unimplemented
      fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\windows\\system32\\gecko\\1.0.0\\wine_gecko\\components\\compreg.dat" 1 536870916 (nil) (nil) 0x1dd46ec (nil)
      wine: configuration in '/home/james/.PlayOnLinux//wineprefix/default' has been updated.
      [POL_Wine] Message: Wine return: 0
      [POL_System_SetArch] Message: POL_ARCH set to x86
      [POL_Wine_SelectPrefix] Message: Selecting prefix: footballmanager
      [POL_Wine_PrefixCreate] Message: Creating prefix ()...
      [POL_Wine_PrefixCreate] Message: Prefix already exists
      [POL_Wine] Message: Running wine- cmd /c echo %ProgramFiles%
      wine: /home/james/.PlayOnLinux//wineprefix/footballmanager is not owned by you
      [POL_Wine] Message: Wine return: 1
      [main] Message: Autorun : Checking floppy...
      [main] Message: Autorun : Checking floppy0...
      [main] Message: Autorun : Checking FM2012...
      [main] Message: Autorun : Found /media/FM2012/autorun.inf
      [main] Message: Autorun: Found 1 media
      [main] Message: Action 0 choosen
      [run_autorun] Message: Scanning autorun : /media/FM2012/autorun.inf
      [run_autorun] Message: /media/FM2012
      [run_autorun] Message: Setup path : /media/FM2012/SETUP.EXE
      [run_autorun] Message: CD name : /media/FM2012/
      [run_autorun] Message: Icon : /media/FM2012/icon.ico
      [run_autorun] Message: WinePrefix :
      [POL_Wine] Message: Running wine- /media/FM2012/SETUP.EXE
      [POL_Wine] Message: Wine return: 1
      wine: /home/james/.PlayOnLinux//wineprefix/footballmanager is not owned by you
      cat: *: No such file or directory
      cat: /home/james/.PlayOnLinux//tmp/shortcuts: No such file or directory

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  13. i was having startup troubles running FM10 on linux, but the "stress" command worked a treat. cheers.

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  14. Just a question before I start. How does this install bypass connecting to steam or is that something that still needs to occur.

    Cheers

    P

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  15. I can't get this steps right:

    - Open play on linux application
    - Click on the FM and select configure button
    - Select Install packages tab and search for directx9
    - Download and install directx9

    I don't have the option to install packages tab. Do I have to open 'Configure Wine' for this and then click install packages? I have tried that but after that I don't know where to search for directx9?

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  16. Thanks bro! Merged this tutorial with another one: http://francksblog.altervista.org/how-to-install-football-manager-2011-on-ubuntu-10-10/ Worked like a charm.

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  17. I have a problem. When I run the game it goes a little slow (but not on Windows, there it runs like a bullet), but it goes slooooooower when I try to play a game (even 2D). Why does it happen? Is there something I have to change?

    My Graphic card is an Intel 1754MB
    Thanks

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  18. If you need help, there is a fansite exclusively focused Football Manager for linux : http://www.fmtux.net/ The site is in french but in the menu you can easily translate it :)

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  19. it wont run and this is the log after:

    fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
    fixme:powrprof:GetActivePwrScheme (0x32fa4c) stub!
    fixme:gameux:GameExplorerImpl_VerifyAccess (0x14c808, L"Z:/home/dimi/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/vidrive/drive_c/Program Files/SEGA/Football Manager 2012/fm.exe", 0x32fad8)
    fixme:userenv:RegisterGPNotification 0x94 0
    fixme:userenv:RegisterGPNotification 0x98 1
    fixme:nls:GetGeoInfoW -1 4 0x32eec0 3 0
    fixme:nls:GetGeoInfoW -1 4 0x32f338 3 0
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSRegisterSessionNotification Stub 0x10074 0x00000000
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x4fbe388,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSRegisterSessionNotification Stub 0x2007a 0x00000000

    please help me! thank you!

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  20. Hi, do you guys have any experience with FM13 on Linux Ubuntu? Does it work, and would you recommend I installed it? Can you install it normally like on a windows or is it as comlicated as fm12 shows above?

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  21. Hi,

    When I try to run the game, it says :

    fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0

    I don't get this, any help ??

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  22. pls upload a video "how to" instal the game so we don't have any more questions about it, ok!

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  23. i am installing gta v but they want a liecense key when i select download key option they tell that there is no web in your region

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