Championship Manager: Season 97/98
DOS - 1997
Description of Championship Manager: Season 97/98
Sports Interactive’s Championship Manager: Season 97/98 marked both a beginning and an end. It was to be the final game of the second generation series of Championship Manager. At the same time it marked the beginning of a new generation of Championship Manger games which introduced many features still seen today in football management simulators.
After a less than encouraging start with their original releases, Sports Interactive rose to prominence with Championship Manager 2 (which was released in 1995). Season 97/98 built upon that success and featured nine world leagues. For the first time more than one league could be played concurrently, giving players an option to try their hand at managing in a different country during their simulated managerial career.
The game was immensely popular. It was a football simulator that struck the perfect balance between realism, accessibility and fun. It also showcased new and emerging features which Sports Interactive hoped to incorporate in future versions. Because of this the game was released without copy protection in the hope that people would share the game, and then buy the next game of the series in the future. The lack of copy protection didn’t hinder sales; it still went on to become one of the bestselling games of 1997.
Following on from Season 97/98 the Championship Manager brand went from strength to strength. Best sellers followed year after year until Sports Interactive’s acrimonious split with publisher Eidos in 2003. While Eidos retained the name, Sports Interactive held onto the game database and engine. In 2005 both were successfully transferred to their Football Manger franchise. Every year since has seen a new, and bigger release, packed with more and more enhanced features. Despite this, Championship Manager: Season 97/98 still remains a game worth playing; a fun reminder of simpler time.
Review By Richard
Some very useful tips, hints, cheats or strategies here: http://champmannet.tripod.com/sport.htm.
Latest updates (new leagues), patches, new languages here http://www.cm97-98.eu/ (thanks jimmyd).
How to play Championship Manager: Season 97/98
- Extract CM 97-98 V2.81.iso to a folder e.g. C:\OLDGAMES\IMAGES
- In DOSBox mount the folder - ‘mount c c:\OLDGAMES’ and press ENTER
- Then mount the CD Image - ‘imgmount d "C:\OLDGAMES\IMAGES\ CM 97-98 V2.81.iso" –t iso –fs iso’ and press ENTER
- Then - ‘D:’ press ENTER
- Run the installer – ‘SETUP’ press ENTER
- Select the Maximum Installation (130MB) and install to the default location (C:\CM9798)
- Run the game – ‘CM2’ press ENTER
To play in future
- In DOSBOX mount the folder – ‘mount c c:\OLDGAMES\CM9798’ press ENTER
- Then- ‘C:’ press Enter
- Run the game – ‘CM2’ press ENTER
CM 97-98 V2.81.iso is not needed to run the game once it has been fully installed.
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Comments and reviews
Terry Venables 2018-07-28 1 point
This is still a cracker of a game! Running three leagues at once, a myriad of stats and tactical options, and if you were no good, the famous diablo tactic. I was brilliant of course, and me and Bobby Robson (God rest his soul) used to play together on a Sunday evening. He was always Newcastle & I liked to be Spurs.
These days I like to play CM 01/02. It's still the best footie management sim to this day. Me and Gareth Southgate like to sit down of an evening, I put the Sinatra on while he loads up the game. I insist on being England (just so I can make his in-game namesake actually score penalties... haha) and he then goes for Middlesbrough. The lad done good.
DW 2018-02-12 0 point
Can't load new game after using editor! No mistakes, tried changing just 1 value to 1 player and didn't work!!
Berg 2017-12-01 1 point
this game says thank you for playing after first season and just exit. Do others experience this? Is there a workaround?
Alfster 2017-11-14 -3 points
Hey, how can I make the players run in tactics on a Mac without the use of a right mouse button! So frustrating!
Bk81 2017-09-30 -4 points
What have you done this game? Have you been messing with the data editor, because none of the formations I used to use work anymore. Also, it doesn't seem to matter how many chances you get as its far more difficult to score goals. You have ruined the game with your tweeking.
whawaw 2017-02-24 -5 points
trying to load on a mac any help please? have dos box but no idea what I'm doing
duca80 2016-02-09 1 point
posso chiedere gentilmente se il gioco scudetto dopo un numero di campionati finisce e bisogna ricominciare oppure continua fino a che non elimini la partita creata .....grazie per un eventuale risposta ,grazie
cm9798 2015-10-07 4 points
hello fellow 97/98 fans. i've started up a blog with stories, tactics and best players for cm9798 here - https://champinnit.wordpress.com/ please come along and help build the community for this great game!
gaffie 2015-09-30 -3 points
Hi everyone...what do i have to write once i open the dos box window and i find this:
i remember there was a kind of formula.
dillmin 2015-08-21 6 points
Have download DosBox & this version of CM... Can't get it loaded on the MAC. CM is obviously coming through as a .EXE file, therefore can't unzip/unrar or load.
Dean 2015-06-28 -13 points DOS version
Ive downloaded the game but it says error, cant run in full window format.
Wistysboy 2015-04-24 -3 points DOS version
best thing about this version of CM is that you have an editor program that allows you to edit your players. You can choose any player profile and then just edit the team name to your own. Hey presto. You can even edit attributes to make average players better, as well as editing your club attributes to raise your stadium cpacity, league level, even your cash. I took a low team Torquay, pumped them full of cash and gave them a 50,000 capacity and added Batistuta and Klinsman to the squad. Within 3 years were in the EPL and winning the CL inside 4 seasons...
njt01 2015-01-11 1 point DOS version
help how do i set this up I love fm 15 etc and really really really wanna play this please help asap
dude2076 2014-11-19 -1 point DOS version
Any chance this awesome game is available on android devices?
DZID3 2014-10-29 -1 point DOS version
Why does my game stop on the 15.11.97 is there anyway to play the full game?
affy 2014-09-13 0 point DOS version
Does anyone know if there is an app for this game? I'd love to have this on my android phone. Not played a champ manager like it since it came out. Still the best champ manager game ever made!
janner66 2014-07-08 -1 point DOS version
Still the best footy management game in my opinion. So much fun.
best cm2 97/98 player ever 2014-05-28 0 point DOS version
ok guys, here is a challenge for you. go doncaster rovers, and win the fa cup in your 2nd season, and the cup winners cup in your 3rd season,. i've done it once. i'll check back in 10 years to see if anyone done it.
wadud 2013-06-07 0 point DOS version
my favorite manager game ever. i hope can upload cm00-01 and also ultimate soccer manager 98 world cup edition. thanks a lot :)
Perko 2013-05-17 0 point DOS version
Awesome game! Search for the 2012-13 update and new backgrounds!
Janner66 2013-02-10 0 point DOS version
Does this contain the wage patches and/or any other patches for the game please?
Jez96 2013-02-03 0 point DOS version
"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you"
I've played it every week for the past 10 years.. help me!!!
Pro2G 2013-01-27 -5 points DOS version
How do I setup the game, so I can use the mouse? I run the game in D-Fend and have tried all executable files - nothing seems to work... Please help!
Ex-Con Civil worker! 2013-01-15 0 point DOS version
i remember this to play with the national team you have got to re-wright the name of the national-coach
Churchey boy 2012-11-13 0 point DOS version
Yeeeessssssssssssssssssssssss get in, not played this in well over 10 years! works well in dosbox, editor runs well to. set yer dosbox cycles to about 6500 and it'll run at a good pace for you. So happy right now
Mike Doyle81 2012-10-05 0 point DOS version
You gang of legends! Still the best game ever by far!!!
If I'd spent my time learning the guitar instead of playing this I'd be awesome by now, but I would know nothing of the Scottish 3rd Division 15 years ago. ALLOA...LALALA...ALLOA...LA LA LA LAAAAAAA!
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