Madden NFL 08

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Madden NFL 08
Madden NFL 08 cover
Developers
EA Tiburon
Publishers
EA Sports
Release dates
Windows August 14, 2007
macOS (OS X) September 1, 2007
Madden NFL 08 guide at StrategyWiki
Madden NFL 08 at Wikipedia
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Key points

Official matchmaking servers are offline; see Online play for solutions.
Digital versions can only be officially purchased in the United States and Canada.
Not compatible with Windows 8, see Issues unresolved.

General information

Madden NFL fansite (archived)
Answer HQ for the Madden NFL series at EA.com
Madden NFL Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Amazon.com
Requires online activation
SecuROM PA DRM. Lies about being DRM-free on the store page.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Mods[edit]

There are many mods that can be downloaded at FootballIdiot.com,

Updated Rosters[edit]

The largest and most comprehensive NFL mod for Madden NFL 08 is the Football-Freaks/FootballIdiot Mod, which can be found here. It updates uniforms, rosters, stadiums, and more to the current season.

Updated uniforms and rosters are available on the FootballIdiot Forums.

Additionally, multiple college football mods can also be found at FootballIdiot.

Updated Start Screen[edit]

The original start screen features the cover feature athlete, Vince Young, in his Tennessee Titans uniform. He now plays back up for the Philadelphia Eagles. An updated set of start screens with choices for each team is available on the FootballIdiot Forums.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
See Online play.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Matchmaking servers have been shut down.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Online play[edit]

EA has shut down the multiplayer matchup servers. However, there are workarounds, including entering the other player's IP address manually or using a VPN. There are active leagues, including this one.

"Synchrnoization Error" can occur if both players have added any mods or additional folders that do not coincide with each other. Rosters, Saved players, and other items that are saved by the player in the game do not count as issues.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Windows 8 compatibility issues[edit]

The program has compatibility issues with Windows 8. When attempting to start the program, intermittently a message will pop up stating "This application is not compatible with the installed operating system. Please upgrade to Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 or better." and the program will not start. Using compatibility mode for Windows 7, XP SP3, or Vista does not solve the problem.[citation needed]

Currently there is no fix.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel 933 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
64 of VRAM

References