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
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:
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
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
[Follow the instructions.]
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.wine$ cd ~/.fm2007/cdfm
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/.fm2007/cdfm$ wine Setup\ FM2007\ PC.exe -console
[Follow the instructions.]

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

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


Unknown 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... :)