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The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002

Windows - 2001

Year 2001
Platform Windows
Released in United Kingdom
Genre Simulation, Sports, Strategy
Theme Licensed Title, Managerial, Soccer / Football (European)
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Electronic Arts UK Ltd., Teque Software Development Ltd.
Perspective Text-based / Spreadsheet
4.33 / 5 - 21 votes

Description of The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002

Here is the video game “The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002”! Released in 2001 on Windows, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. It's a strategy, simulation and sports game, set in a managerial, soccer / football (european) and licensed title themes.

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Comments and reviews

Andren 2024-02-07 0 point

I managed to install it but when I start the game, I get the EA Sports intro and its loading, but then the screen turns black and return to the desktop. Does any one know how to fix this? Would really like to play this game again!

duccio 2024-01-27 0 point

where to download - Download the 32-bit installer provided in the comments,
Unrar the Is3Engine rar file in to the games Setup English file, you will have exe named "setup32". Can someone explaine it to me, please.

dactrungVN 2024-01-08 6 points

Please give detailed instructions on how to play the game on Windows 11. I really like playing this game. Please

JonasSchmidt 2023-12-21 1 point

I´m having trouble seeing matches... It just cuts to desktop, with match sound roaring in the background... Anybody have a solution for this?

John 2023-12-14 1 point

ps: on windows 11 x64

John 2023-12-14 0 point

When installed and running I only see black and white colored pixels.

KoFTeMaN 2023-11-16 0 point


* Unrar the "The-F-A-Premier-League-Manager-2002_Win_EN" rar file in to your "C" DRIVE
* Go to the setup file run the 3Dsetup, you will have a new file named "3Doptions.dat"
* Move the file named "3Doptions.dat" in to the file named "English"
- Download the 32-bit installer provided in the comments,
* Unrar the Is3Engine rar file in to the games Setup English file, you will have exe named "setup32"
* Run the "setup32" and start the Installation,
* Use the CD-KEY : 4507-1863659-3033569-5650
* Choose the Install Path as C:\EA SPORTS\FA Premier League Manager 2002
- Next step is cracking the game;
* Unrar the "The-F-A-Premier-League-Manager-2002_NoCD_Win_EN" you will get file named "FootballManager.EXE"
* Copy the "FootballManager.EXE" in to the "C:\EA SPORTS\FA Premier League Manager 2002" when asked for replace, replace the file
* Run the game using the "FootballManager.EXE" file


When you start the game if you have blurry screen problem,
* Go to "C:\EA SPORTS\FA Premier League Manager 2002\Setup" delete the file named "3Doptions.dat"

Tril? 2023-08-03 0 point

Need help. I use VMware to play WIN XP, installed the game, but black screen after double click and return to desktop. How to do

Adam 2023-05-24 1 point

Can someone help me? I installed the game but when I enter it gets a black screen and I can't do anything, some special settings through the dgvoodoo 2 program

Demoness 2023-01-15 0 point

I've Win10 x64. I tried everything, including dgVoodooCpl, but game still, isn't running :(

russ 2022-08-09 0 point

I am struggling to get this going, all installed but wont boot. Can anyone share what version of DGVoodoo they use and the settings they use?

tkl1818 2022-07-14 0 point

For anyone still having issues, try this fix -

sanda 2022-03-06 -1 point

eu quero instalar este jogo

MG 2022-01-23 -2 points

I found this wouldn't install on Windows 10 64 bit.
But if you go here:

Scroll down and look for a link for the 32Bit installshield exe. Download this and place the 32bit installer in the game install folder. The installer needs to go in the setup/English folder.
Run that exe and the game will install. Note you need to get the cd key online. Just search for FA Premier Manager 2002 CD key.
Also you may need DGvoodoo to help run the game too. The above link where you accessed the 32bit installshield gives you instructions on what you need
I would add as well as adding the DGvoodoo DLLs to the games directory, also add the DGvoodoo exe and config file from the DGvoodoo download.

steve32 2021-11-20 1 point

How can I change the game language to English?

Oleh 2021-07-23 -5 points

Where can I find 32-bit installer?

Tyrone 2021-06-27 1 point

What do i do if the game does not install due to incompatibility

lufc 2021-06-02 0 point

I have tried everything in the comments and no luck in even getting it installed, i even got a physical disc copy too and zero look on windows 10 :(

MD05 2021-05-23 1 point

I've run into the issue that I think @Baier123 runs into and @J mentions explicity, with 3Doptions.dat apparently missing when installing: "File not found in setup.pkg.(setup/3Doptions.dat)".

Unfortunately, running 3Dsetup to create this file and copying it to the English folder as J suggests didn't fix the issue for me.

What did work for me, was removing the line in "compnent.txt" that references the problematic dat file, and THEN running the installer. This resulted in a succesful installation, and once the no-CD exe replaces the default exe the game seems to runs just fine for me.

Hope this helps anyone else who may run into the same/a similar issue.

J 2021-05-03 0 point

So I've followed all the steps described in the comments, but after the initial EA loading screen, it goes to black as though to load the game but then closes itself. If I run it fullscreen/in compatibility mode then it stays black and I cannot get the programme to close. Any ideas?

J 2021-05-01 0 point

@BAIER123 - if after this error you then get another 'Severe' one saying it can't find a 3D setup file - that file (think it's something like 3dsetup.dat) is sitting in the SETUP folder before the English folder. Cut and paste it into the English folder then the setup should run. Worked for me anyway!

ng k 2021-03-17 1 point

how do i convert the no-cd to english admin ??? thank you

ZupaK 2021-01-29 0 point

@THEHET sorry, but that one installed without any effort and problems for me.

thehet 2021-01-24 0 point

@Zupak - I'm trying to replicate this on FM2001 but just cannot get it to work. Any help appreciated. Stuck with an ???uninstallshield error when trying to install.

ZupaK 2021-01-23 -3 points

Finally it works! I renamed the install path to C:\EA SPORTS\FA Premier League Manager 2002, instead of the suggested .:\EA SPORTS\FA Premier League Manager 2002. That seemed to do the trick, despite an error still popping up during installation. Everything is running smoothly now. Big thank you to MORGAN and LSB90 !

Baier123 2021-01-12 3 points

I've downloaded the 32-bit installer and can get the past the CD Key, when i go through the setup i get Error= -13

Any ideas on what could be going wrong?

LSB90 2021-01-11 0 point

By "simple settings" I meant having everything unticked on dgVoodooCpl. Also, under "Config folder / Running instance" at the very top of dgVoodooCpl, make sure it's the "\AppData\Roaming\" instance you are editing.

Once this is done, make sure the game's 3D Setup does NOT have "Software Renderer" as the 3D graphics card (i.e. choose your PC's graphics card) and everything else is unticked or set to low, and it should run much faster and smoother.

Hope this makes sense!

ZupaK 2021-01-10 0 point

Thank to LSB90, I got this running! However, it is slow as hell.
I sadly don't understand what is meant by "simple settings" on dgVoodooCpl, so that may be the problem right there.
Any final help possible? I'm eager to get Stalybridge to the Premier League again!

LSB90 2021-01-08 2 points

I've got this running on Windows 10 x64!

Thanks all so far for the help with the 32-bit installer and the CD key.

Firstly, make sure you've done both steps under "Issues fixed" on the following link:

You need to replace the "FootballManager.exe" file in the game directory with a No-CD EXE, which I found at:
(Mirrored on this page)

The download is an ACE archive, which the "NewBie" link on that page advises how to extract.

Copy the "FootballManager.exe" you extract into the game folder and it should work.

I found it runs smoothest using the most simple settings on dgVoodooCpl (which you download with the DX8 DLLs).

I haven't played for too long, and this is one of the worst games ever for crashing into Windows, so further tweaks may be needed. I used to find running it in Windows 98/ME compatibility mode helped.

bergani 2021-01-02 -1 point

For those who managed to install it with 32bit workaround and in need of a CD key, you can use this: 4507-1863659-3033569-5650

I still haven't been able to run the game on Win10-64bit though. I have managed to install it but it doesn't launch (I have tried many compatibility settings, and added Directx 8 dlls with no success).

If someone who managed to make it work on Win10 can help me, it would be very much appreciated.

Morgan 2021-01-01 1 point

Ok, so I found a 32-bit installer to bypass the 16-bit installer which seams to work, only problem now is its asking for a game code from the manual. Where can I get a code? Link to the installer here:

Morgan 2020-12-30 0 point

I got the same problem with not supported on 64-bit windows, the game is 32-bit i believe but its the imstaller that wont run cause its only 16-bit, anyway round this?

Beempie 2020-12-27 0 point

Unsupported 16-bit application, cannot run on 64-bit. If anyone can explain to me how to run it anyway, you will have my eternal love. I have been looking for this ultimate form of nostalgia for about 10 years now, and I see it's getting very close!

Axe 2020-12-07 0 point


ZupaK 2020-12-05 0 point

Still won't run on my 64-bit Windows 10, as was the case when I tried running it from the original CD. The 2001 version presented on this site does work... Any ideas?

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