FIFA 99

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FIFA 99
FIFA 99 cover
Developers
EA Canada
Publishers
EA Sports
Release dates
Windows June 10, 1998
FIFA 99 at Wikipedia
FIFA
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FIFA 99 1998
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FIFA 06 2005
FIFA 07 2006
FIFA Online (series)
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FIFA 10 2009
FIFA 11 2010
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FIFA 19 2018

Key points

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

General information

Soccergaming

Availability[edit]

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

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.1 is the last patch for the game.

Essential improvements[edit]

nGlide wrapper[edit]

FIFA 99 supports multiple rendering methods (Software Rendering, Direct3D and 3dfx). However, due to compatibility issues, it's recommended to use nGlide 3dfx wrapper.

Using nGlide with FIFA99[citation needed]
  1. Download newest version of nGlide and install it.
  2. After you've installed both FIFA99 and nGlide, download a compatibility fix from this site (find FIFA 99 - the fix is in the right column).
  3. Extract the fix.
  4. Go to a folder where you've installed FIFA99.
  5. Enter folder thrash in FIFA99 folder.
  6. Replace voodoo2a.dll in FIFA99\thrash, with a file downloaded in a fix.
  7. Double click on fifa99.reg provided by nGlide to change renderer to 3dfx.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\USER[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 640x480.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use dgVoodoo instead of nGlide. Performing step 2-7 of nGlide installation is still required.
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.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced using 3dfx wrapper.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse is used only for navigating menus.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Works well with Xbox 360 Controllers.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
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 99 somewhere on your hard disk (recommended location: C:\games\FIFA 99).
  2. From a root folder of FIFA cd copy files EACSND.DLL, FIFA99.EXE and FIFA99.ICO to FIFA 99 folder on your hard drive.
  3. Copy folders DATA, SETUP and THRASH to FIFA 99 folder on your hard disk.
  4. Create a folder named USER in your FIFA 99 folder.
  5. If you had placed them in C:\Games\FIFA 99 then your folder structure would look like this:
  6. C:\games\FIFA 99\DATA\ *files*
    C:\games\FIFA 99\SETUP\ *files*
    C:\games\FIFA 99\THRASH\ *files*
    C:\games\FIFA 99\USER\ *empty folder*
    C:\games\FIFA 99\EACSND.DLL
    C:\games\FIFA 99\FIFA99.EXE
    C:\games\FIFA 99\FIFA99.ICO
  7. Now you need the registry entries. Copy the following into Notepad and save it as fifa.reg. Edit file paths if necessary. CD Drive should point have a latter of your CD drive. Install Dir should point to a location where FIFA 99 is installed.
  8. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\EA SPORTS\FIFA 99]
    "DisplayName"="FIFA 99"
    "Language"="english"
    "CD Drive"="D:\\"
    "Install Dir"="C:\\games\\FIFA 99"
    "3D Device Description"="Software Renderer"
    "3D Card"="Software Renderer"
    "Thrash Driver"="softtri"
    "Group"="Software"
    "D3D Device"=dword:00000000
    "Triple Buffer"=dword:00000000
    "Hardware Acceleration"=dword:00000000
    "Thrash Resolution"="640x480"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\EA SPORTS\FIFA 99\1.0]
    "DisplayName"="FIFA 99"
    "Language"=dword:00000001
  9. Add entries to system registry by double clicking on fifa.reg.
  10. Now, you should be able to start a game using FIFA99.EXE on your hard disk.

Notes

If the game doesn't start, double check the paths added to system registry. Launch regedit.exe and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA SPORTS\FIFA 99. Check entries CD Drive and Install Dir. As mentioned earlier CD Drive should point to your CD drive (either physical of virtual). If your CD drive has a latter G, the value for CD Drive should be G:\. Install Dir should point to a folder where you've placed files from FIFA 99. E.g. if you've played them in C:\Program Files\FIFA 99, change the value for Install Dir to C:\Program Files\FIFA 99.
If problems with graphics occur, try using nGlide wrapper.

Game freezes during loading[edit]

Install a compatibility profile for FIFA 99[citation needed]
  1. Download compatibility profile.
  2. Extract it.
  3. Start PatchInstall.bat to add it to compatibility database of your system.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA, True Color

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References