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Old 16-11-2010, 02:16:AM   #1
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FIFA 98 Compatibility Test: Continuing the Game's Life

For many years, EA SPORTS® FIFA 98: Road to World Cup™ has stood strong as the light but efficient football simulator on a large amount of Mircosoft Windows® PCs since the end of 1990s. However, after some historical upgrades of the OS and the hardwares there are many more reports show that the game's got troubles running on the latest and most fancy PC machines.

If you found any difficulties in starting the FIFA 98 RTWC program on your computer, please leave a post here. Staffs at FIFA98LABS will try our utmost to troubleshooting your terrible experiences with running up FIFA 98.

NOTE:

The following are the common problems known when launching FIFA 98 on a PC.
1) 'INSUFFICIENT MEMORY' ERROR MESSAGE
[SOLUTION] Adjust your Virtual Memory in My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced Settings tab, to the size of lower than 1GB. This should solve the problem in most cases.
2) 'FIFA98 game can not play, error message "SHOWDCT: NO DCT chunks dound! FILE cm \ cdstream. C LINE 1229"?' - found on Yahoo! Answers
[SUGGESTION] The appearances of this issue has been risen in recent years. Also it was discovered by a staff at FIFA98LABS after he did a big PC upgrade to the 'Core 2 Duo' class. We've done some investigations and found out there's no real workaround for it. In our guess, the computer loads the game too fast to let the executable (FIFARTWC.EXE) fully read the data. You can give Application Compatibility Toolkit* a try to see if it can do the magic.


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*Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6 - Click Here

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Old 19-01-2011, 09:36:AM   #2
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FIFA 98 COMPATIBILITY FIX
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Old 24-06-2011, 06:59:AM   #3
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Just wondering, does this work for fifa world cup 98 as well (not RTWC)? I'm getting an
openblockhandle-OPEN FAILED ON '\VIDEO/INT_EASP.DCT'
FILE win/blockio.c LINE 82
Running XP pro 32 bit, 512 mb memory, no virtual memory.
Please help! Really want to play this! Works on my other older 5 year old comp, but not this one.
I already installed galah's patch and limited processor affinity to 1 core (was problem on fifa rtwc, but I got it to work in the end by doing this, but no luck with WC 98).
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Old 17-07-2011, 09:45:AM   #4
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Of course you can...



Assign the same set of fixes for any program you want.
For World Cup 98, the targeted executable should be 'fifawc.exe'. Hope this could help you.

Source: http://www.zeus-software.com/downloads/nglide

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Old 18-07-2011, 04:04:PM   #5
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GALAHs


GALAHs

G'day:
and welcome to GALAHs Fifa series webpage.

Here you can find a selection of GALAHs downloads, designed to enhance your Fifa gaming experiance. These include GALAHs famous 3D Patches and a selection of Australia's Socceroo playing strips.

GALAHs 3D Patches are a MUST for owners of Fifa 98 -> Fifa 2001 who run Windows XP.

For everyone else, the 3D Patches will enable you to achieve maximum gaming perfomance!

Please feel free to download and distribute (without changes) any of the files available from this page. By doing so you will help to keep the old Fifa games alive.

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FIFA 98

Road to World Cup

File Version Updated
3D Update 1.70 1st September 2003 Download (729 K Readme

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World Cup 98

File Version Updated
3D Patch 1.02 1st September 2003 Download (342 K Readme

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Old 26-07-2011, 01:08:AM   #6
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Fifa 98 works fine in Vista, but the game got some problems in XP. Such as bad graphics or 'no dct chunks found'

I don't know why.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:04:PM   #7
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New issue found:


See the unwanted border lines on the picture above? It's a common issue one will encounter after enabling the anti-alias feature for vga's 3d settings. However, after exit from a game to main screen, it'll go normal.

If my memory serves me well, I had not seen anything like that during my old PC time (equipped w/ ATi 9200SE). Wonder if the rendering method for newer cards cause the incompatibility

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Old 29-01-2012, 08:03:AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Persia View Post

GALAHs

G'day:
and welcome to GALAHs Fifa series webpage.

Here you can find a selection of GALAHs downloads, designed to enhance your Fifa gaming experiance. These include GALAHs famous 3D Patches and a selection of Australia's Socceroo playing strips.

GALAHs 3D Patches are a MUST for owners of Fifa 98 -> Fifa 2001 who run Windows XP.

For everyone else, the 3D Patches will enable you to achieve maximum gaming perfomance!

Please feel free to download and distribute (without changes) any of the files available from this page. By doing so you will help to keep the old Fifa games alive.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FIFA 98

Road to World Cup

File Version Updated
3D Update 1.70 1st September 2003 Download (729 K Readme

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

World Cup 98

File Version Updated
3D Patch 1.02 1st September 2003 Download (342 K Readme

openblockhandle-OPEN FAILED ON '\VIDEO/INT_EASP.DCT'
FILE win/blockio.c LINE 82
Running XP pro 32 bit, 512 mb memory, no virtual memory.
Please help! Really want to play this! Works on my other older 5 year old comp, but not this one.


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Old 02-06-2012, 06:45:PM   #9
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For nGlide users:
In a .sdb file, only use the compatibility fix set provided by the official site, otherwise the game won't start correctly.

BTW, about the previously mentioned tearing effect, some feedback from nGlide users having an external VGA card, is needed to provide further information to ensure a normal screen display with anti-alias capability based on nGlide wrapper.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:36:AM   #10
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I am playing FIFA 98 RTWC on Windows 7, single core processor using Galah's patch.

I have checked the compatibility options for "FIFARTWC.EXE" and clicked for "Windows XP SP3" and the game is absolutely playable !
...The only issue I have is the sound, it glitches. I have read in the "Readme" file for the Galah's patch that I need to change the "Sound Acceleration Level" but in Winsows Vista and Windows 7 there is no more DirectSound3D.

My question is: Is there a way to fix this sound issue? Or somehow to convert OpenAL sound to DirectSound3D?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:32:AM   #11
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then i guess not to update my computer in the near future lol
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Old 18-06-2012, 05:51:AM   #12
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I am trying to use my logitech f310 gamepad, but it recognises it as the Microsoft Sidewinder and I can't use the skillmoves such as bending the ball during a free kick. Any help with this?
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Old 19-06-2012, 08:01:AM   #13
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I'm playing FIFA 98 RTWC with no problems (except small screen) under MS Virtual PC 2007 Sp1. During creating VM do not forget to set amount of RAM max 512 MB. I'm going to try another virtual machine environments - to solve small window game's screen - You can try also VirtualBox, VMWare...
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