1. Minimum System Requirements
1.3 GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent (Athlon/Duron/Celeron)
256 Megabytes of RAM (512 MB recommended)
DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D accelerated 32 MB video card or equivalent (see supported chipsets in section 8)
420.39 MB free hard disk space
DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
MS compatible mouse
Please note that 16 bit color is not supported
Required Operating Systems:
Windows XP or Windows 2000
Note that Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT 4.0 are not supported.
2. Installing the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Demo
Double-click the AutoRun.exe file to begin the installation process. Follow the on screen dialog for installing the demo.
The “Typical User” install (default setting) will install the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ demo to C:\Program Files\EA SPORTS\2006 FIFA World Cup Demo (where “C:\” is the drive your current operating system is located.
The “Advanced User” install will allow you to install the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ demo to a custom directory
3. DirectX 9.0c
If you try to run the game without DirectX 9.0c installed, you will be prompted to upgrade before the game installation begins.
DirectX 9.0c can be found on the Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx
Note: If you already have DirectX 9.0c (or higher) installed, it is not necessary to reinstall it.
DirectX and supported hardware
We recommend that 2006 FIFA World Cup™ DEMO be run with DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards and video cards.
We also suggest you update your sound card and video card driver to the newest release from the vendor or chipset website.
4. Uninstalling 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Demo
The simplest method of uninstalling the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Demo is to use "Uninstall 2006 FIFA World Cup Demo" shortcut in the Start Menu (usually "Start Menu/All Programs/EA Sports/2006 FIFA World Cup Demo/Uninstall 2006 FIFA World Cup Demo").
Windows also has an "Add/Remove Programs" Icon in the Control Panel that you can use to uninstall the game.
5. Memory Requirements
a.) Memory requirements in Windows
2006 FIFA World Cup™ Demo requires a minimum of 256 MB of RAM to run the game (512 MB is recommended).
Note: The more system memory available, the better the game will perform in all areas.
b.) Running the game under stressful Windows conditions
At Electronic Arts we strive to bring you the best in graphics, audio and gameplay. We are always pushing the envelope of computer performance. While we have made every effort to ensure that 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Demo multi-tasks with all Windows applications, we recommend that you shut down other applications (including virus scanners) and run 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Demo by itself when possible.
c.) Virtual memory
We recommend that you let your operating system automatically manage the amount of virtual memory.
6. Hot Keys
The following hot keys can be used in the game to access certain functions more quickly:
F5=End to End camera
ESC - Pause Menu
7. Mouse, Keyboard and Controller Functionality
You can use the mouse, keyboard or controller to navigate the game interface.
Note: Users can only select to use the home team.
Please note that you may have to recalibrate your controllers in Windows in order to have the game detect them correctly.
To bring up the in-game pause menus, you can press the Start button (if your gamepad has one) or press ESC.
The use of a 360º dual analog gamepad such as the Logitech Dual Action is highly recommended for full functionality.
P3000 Wireless Pad & Docking Station
P2500 Rumble Pad
P2900 Wireless Pad
2-in-1 Dual Trigger
Dual Trigger Force Gamepad PS2/PC 3.2
2-in-1 Dual Trigger (PC & PS2)
Wireless Dual Trigger
FireStorm Dual Analog 3
FireStorm Dual Power 3
8. Notes on Video Card Chipsets
If you are experiencing problems with your video card and the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Demo, try updating your video card driver by downloading the latest driver available from the video card manufacturer. If there is no improvement, try using the latest driver provided by the video chipset manufacturer. Your video card chipset is the video-processing chip located on your video card. If there is no information in your video card manual or website, check the video card for an identifying chip with the chipset manufacturer's name on it.
9. Notes on Video Card Support
NVIDIA® GeForce®2 MX/GTS
NVIDIA® GeForce®4 MX
NVIDIA® GeForce®4 Ti series
NVIDIA® GeForce® FX series
NVIDIA® GeForce® 6200
NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600
NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800
ATI Radeon® 7500
ATI Radeon® 8500
ATI Radeon® 9xxx series
ATI Radeon® Xpress 200
ATI Radeon® X300
ATI Radeon® X600
ATI Radeon® X700
ATI Radeon® X8xx series
ATI Radeon® X1300
ATI Radeon® X1800
S3 GammaChrome S18 Pro
If you experience problems, please contact your card manufacturer or
chipset vendor to get the latest drivers.
Laptop models of these chipsets may work, but are not officially supported
as they have not been tested
10. Notes on Windows
2006 FIFA World Cup™ Demo supports Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
*NOTE - To install the game properly on Windows 2000/Windows XP, you will need administrator access to your machine. Consult your Windows 2000/Windows XP documentation for more information.
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