CM01/02 for us is the best installment of the Championship Manager/Football Manager series from inception through to today. It benefits from more detail than it’s predecessors while sharing their speed, and lacks the complexity and demands on time made by its successors.
Unusually CM01/02 does not install “out of the box” in PlayOnMac / PlayOnLinux – it will install manually though, and you can patch the game to 3.9.68. We haven’t managed to get any of the Tapani patches running though.
Much more to follow on this game that has swallowed up so many days of our existence. Until then, here’s the instructions to get it running:
The complete guide to installing, patching and updating CM0102 on Mac using PlayOnMac (These instructions also work identically on Linux using PlayOnLinux).
To install CM0102 you need:
PlayOnMac – https://www.playonmac.com/en/ or
Play on Linux from https://www.playonlinux.com/en/
CM0102 – https://champman0102.co.uk/downloads.php?do=file&id=2
3.9.68 Patch – https://champman0102.co.uk/downloads.php?do=file&id=3
To patch your install to run faster, with crisper graphics, and current era data you also need:
Saturn Patch – https://champman0102.co.uk/downloads.php?do=file&id=298
– remembering to choose a .exe from the first comment in that thread.
1024 x 800 Menu bars – http://tapani.homeftp.org/cm/cmbg1280x800.zip or if down: here
1024 x 800 Backgrounds – https://champman0102.co.uk/downloads.php?do=file&id=100 (5 parts)
Our next mission is to get the CM8990 running on Mac. First though we need a Tapanified .exe and data folder.
1. Do not create a 64bit virtual machine
2. Remember to mount your CM0102.iso before playing
3. Remember to eat, drink and to pause occasionally for sleep!
Detailed instructions on following page – but they need to be updated to match the new video.