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Madden NFL 08

Windows - 2007

Year 2007
Platform Windows
Released in Germany, Russia (2007)
Austria, Germany, Switzerland (2008)
Genre Sports
Theme Football (American), Licensed Title
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer EA Salt Lake
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Diagonal-down
Tested on Windows 10, Windows 11
4.06 / 5 - 17 votes

Description of Madden NFL 08

If you haven't played Madden NFL 08 or want to try this sports video game, download it now for free! Published in 2007 by Electronic Arts, Inc., Madden NFL 08 is still a popular football (american) title amongst retrogamers, with a whopping 4.1/5 rating.

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How to play Madden NFL 08 Windows

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For all new players we recommend to read big Starting Guide by FootballIdiot Community. It is community of Madden NFL series fans, they have active forum with many interesting themes, we recommend you to check it!

The game with patch and NoDVD has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit, works fine. The game supports widescreen

Install & play guide:

  • Mount the disc image. You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools Lite
  • Launch the installation (the game installer will check game files and that process can take 2-3 minutes)
  • Install the game. Ignore EA Registration
  • Also it is recommended to install DirectX 9 from the disc (if you're using Windows 10 - enable DirectPlay, read this or this guide how to do it)
  • Once you installed the game - install the patch
  • After that install NoDVD (simply copy mainapp.exe from the archive and put it into directory with installed game, replacing original mainapp.exe)
  • Open the directory with the game and find Madden08.exe and mainapp.exe. Right click on both exe-files - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows XP" and "Run as administrator"
  • Launch the game and play. If the game doesn't work in compatibility mode with Windows XP - try to launch it in compatibility mode with other version of Windows (98, 2000 or Vista)


  • If the installation doesn't start - try to launch Autorun.exe in compatibility mode with old version of Windows (98, 2000 or XP)
  • NoDVD is required for the launch because the game is using SecuROM DRM protection, which doesn't work on modern systems. That NoDVD "breaks" DRM protection and allows the game to work on modern systems
  • The game works on DirectX 9, so if you're using Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or 11 - you need to enable DirectPlay: Go to Control Panel, and select 'Programs'. Select 'Turn Windows features on and off', click on 'Legacy Components' and check the box 'DirectPlay'. Select OK, once the installation is done, restart your computer
  • It is recommended to install all versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for the correct work of the game
  • If you have troubles with installation of patches - copy patch-file into the game directory then launch it from there. Sometimes the patch cannot find the game directory automatically
  • If the game doesn't start when you click on Madden08.exe or desktop shortcut - run the game from mainapp.exe
  • The game has compatibility issues with Windows 8, it simply doesn't work on some machines with Windows 8. Currently there's no fix for that
  • Multiplayer servers for this game doesn't work for many years, but you still can play it with Hamachi. Check this thread for more details. You can find active players here
  • If you want to play with anti-aliasing and texture filtering - run the game with dgVoodoo. Just copy dll-files from the MS/x86 folder, dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to the game folder, then run dgVoodooCpl.exe, open DirectX tab and select the setting you want. After that click "Apply" to save settings, close dgVoodooCpl and run the game from Madden08.exe. The game with dgVoodoo has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit, works with no problem
  • For users of Windows 64-bit systems: if the game doesn't work after you launched it - open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del by default) and check for processes mainapp.exe and rundll32.exe. Close mainapp.exe but don't touch rundll32.exe (it's a Windows app for running old apps from 32-bit operational systems, most old games running through rundll32.exe). Now try to launch the game again, it must work. Don't forget to close rundll32.exe process in Task Manager after finishing playing

Comments and reviews

TheWhiteDevil27 2024-01-18 1 point

*Scott the Woz* wants to know your location.

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Windows Version

DownloadFull-Rip English version 1.7 GB DownloadUK version English version 1.8 GB DownloadUS Version English version 1.8 GB ManualEnglish version 41 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Madden NFL 08, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdNoDVD English version 6 MB NocdMini image (use if NoDVD doesn't work) English version 25 KB PatchPatch #3 for US version English version 825 KB PatchPatch #3 for UK version English version 826 KB MiscSerial keys English version 262 B

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