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FIFA Soccer 2004
|FIFA Soccer 2004|
|Release date(s)||EU October 24, 2003|
NA November 4, 2003
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Multiplayer (4)|
|Input methods||GameCube Controller, Game Boy Advance|
FIFA Soccer 2004, also known as FIFA Football 2004, FIFA 2004 or simply FIFA 04 in Europe, is a football video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in October 2003 with the tagline "Create Brilliance".
FIFA Football 2004 is the eleventh game in the FIFA series and the eighth to be in 3D. While not adding much to the engine used in FIFA Football 2003, the biggest new inclusions were secondary divisions, which allow the player to take lower ranked teams to promotion attempts. Gameplay has a new feature dubbed "Off the ball", which allows the control of two players at the same time for greater tactical play. Another key feature was Football Fusion, which allows owners of both FIFA 2004 and Total Club Manager 2004 to play games from the management sim in FIFA. The title sequence was filmed in St James' Park, home of Newcastle United, with the opening song being Kings of Leon's European hit "Red Morning Light".
The cover featurs Alessandro Del Piero of Juventus, Thierry Henry of Arsenal, and Ronaldinho dressed of Brazil.
FIFA Soccer 2004 uses the VP6 video codec, common in Electronic Arts' titles, causing its videos to have vertical line artifacts and other glitches on many 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. See . In or newer, this can be fixed with "Manual Texture Sampling" in the Graphics Settings -> Advanced menu.
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.
|On||Render VP6 video|
The graph below charts the compatibility with FIFA Soccer 2004 since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows||Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.4 GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6950||FIFA 2004 HD Widescreen Hack||Spartacus|