FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

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FIFA: Road to World Cup 98
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 cover
EA Canada
EA Sports
Release dates
Windows June 17, 1997
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 at Wikipedia
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Not to be confused with FIFA World Cup 98.

Key points

Installing on 64-bit systems requires a workaround. See Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

nGlide wrapper[edit]

  • FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 supports 2 rendering methods (Software Rendering and 3dfx). Due to compatibility issues, it's recommended to use nGlide 3dfx wrapper, which offers both better performance, better graphics as well as better stability on new machines. It can be downloaded here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Configuration files are encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\USER

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Requires additional controllers. Mouse can be used to play the game.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows[edit]

Manual installation[citation needed]
  1. Create a folder named FIFA RTWC 98 somewhere on your hard disk (recommended location: C:\games\FIFA RTWC 98).
  2. From a root folder of FIFA cd copy files eacsnd.dll, fifa98.ico and fifartwc.exe to FIFA RTWC 98 folder on your hard drive.
  3. Copy folders AUDIO, COMM, COMMON, FEPACK and INGAME to FIFA RTWC 98 folder on your hard drive.
  4. Download an installation package for FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 and extract it.
  5. Go to a folder containing newly extracted files and double click on key.reg to add it to Windows registry.
  6. Go to Compatibility entries folder and run PatchInstall.bat to add entries to compatibility database.
  7. Navigate back to a folder where key.reg was and open a CD reference folder.
  8. From a folder that corresponds to a letter used by your CD drive in which you have FIFA RTWC 98 CD, copy INSTALL.DAT file to FIFA RTWC 98 folder, where you've been placing all the other files from a game.
  9. Launch the game using FIFARTWC.EXE.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA, True Color