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FIFA Soccer 06
|FIFA Soccer 06|
|Release date(s)|| EU September 30, 2005|
NA October 4, 2005
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Multiplayer (4)|
|Input methods||GameCube Controller|
|GameIDs||GF6P69, GF6F69, GF6E69, GF6D69, GF6H69, GF6S69, GF6I69|
EA Sports takes players back to the field with FIFA Soccer 06 (aka FIFA 06 in Europe). Featuring nearly ever soccer team in existence and hundred of players, plus tweaks in game play and several new additions. Gamers will first notice the slight changes in controlling their teams. The passing and dribbling controls have been fine-tuned, allowing gamers to control nearly every aspect of the game. Each player has a strength rating that comes into effect when passing, as does the amount of weight players put behind the kick. A new shooting method, called the Optimized Shot Meter, requires more control and attention, as well. All of these realistic details make gamers feel like they're actually in the game and in control of everything. Manager mode now requires players to keep their club's budgets and handle purchases. Players have to decide how much to spend on staff, recruiting, stadium expenses, and other items. Then gamers have to decide if they want to sign with a sponsor to bring in extra income. All of this adds up to create a game that requires managers to really manage their team. FIFA Soccer 06 contains all of the modes that made the previous FIFA Soccer games great, including season, tournament, shoot-out, and verses modes. Voice-over commentary for the 06 version is provided by Clive Tydsley and Andy Gray. Soccer fans will enjoy hearing their expert commentary throughout the season as they recruit, train, and guide a soccer club to victory in FIFA Soccer 06.
FIFA Soccer 06 has a native 16:9 display option, but it requires enabling it in its internal options and setting Dolphin's Aspect Ratio graphics setting to "Force 16:9". Using the widescreen hack with this title is not recommended.
FIFA Soccer 06 uses the VP6 video codec, common in Electronic Arts' titles, causing its videos to have vertical line artifacts and other glitches on NVIDIA graphics cards. The Software Render will display VP6 video correctly, but is typically too slow. VP6 rendering also reacts poorly to the Force Texture Filtering enhancements (and Anisotropic Filtering on NVIDIA), causing further scrambling.
No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.
The graph below charts the compatibility with FIFA Soccer 06 since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below: