5/13/07

Football Manager on Ubuntu


Yesterday I posted like no way to play FM2007 on linux. That's not true and it's my fault. Today I just found that many guys can play FM2007 on their linux box with wine. Here is how i install FM on Feisty.
Software require
jre [windows version to install under wine]
FM2007 CD file

I've been downloaded FM2007 from bittorrent last year as bin/cue file. So first, I convert it to iso then mount to dir

pnix@pnix-a7n:/media/hda5/downloads$ sudo aptitude install bchunk
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
bchunk
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 13.5kB of archives. After unpacking 69.6kB will be used.
Writing extended state information... Done
Get:1 http://th.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/universe bchunk 1.2.0-4 [13.5kB]
Fetched 13.5kB in 0s (18.6kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package bchunk.
(Reading database ... 89972 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking bchunk (from .../bchunk_1.2.0-4_i386.deb) ...
Setting up bchunk (1.2.0-4) ...
pnix@pnix-a7n:/media/hda5/downloads$ mkdir ~/.fm2007
pnix@pnix-a7n:/media/hda5/downloads$ bchunk rzr-fm07.bin rzr-fm07.cue ~/.fm2007/fm2007.iso
binchunker for Unix, version 1.2.0 by Heikki Hannikainen
Created with the kind help of Bob Marietta ,
partly based on his Pascal (Delphi) implementation.
Support for MODE2/2352 ISO tracks thanks to input from
Godmar Back , Colas Nahaboo
and Matthew Green .
Released under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later (at your option).

Reading the CUE file:

Track 1: MODE1/2352 01 00:00:00

Writing tracks:

1: /home/pnix/.fm2007/fm2007.iso01.iso 503/503 MB [********************] 100 %
pnix@pnix-a7n:/media/hda5/downloads$ cd ~/.fm2007
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.fm2007$ ls
fm2007.iso01.iso
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.fm2007$ mkdir cdfm
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.fm2007$ sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 fm2007.iso01.iso cdfm

Next, the installation part
run winecfg set windows version to 'Windows 2000'
install jre then FM
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.fm2007$ cd ~/.wine
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.wine$ wine jre-1_5_0_09-windows-i586-p-s.exe
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[Follow the instructions.]
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pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.wine$ cd ~/.fm2007/cdfm
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.fm2007/cdfm$ wine Setup\ FM2007\ PC.exe -console
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[Follow the instructions.]
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pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.fm2007/cdfm$


This will install fm in ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/.
After installation finish, To start game run winecfg again set windows version to 98. Now you can start game from menu or by
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.fm2007/cdfm$ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Pr*s/Sport*e/F*7/fm.exe --cache_skin=0

Some interesting arguments
--windowed=true to launch the game in windowed mode
--load_game="my game.fm"to load a given savegame

ref:
wine app db:Running Football Manager 2007 under Wine by Romain

1 comments:

Kimme Utsi said...

This post is an real life saver, as this game is the only game i tend to play a lot and that's why i'm keeping my winxp partition, but now it's bye, bye windows... :)