FIFA Soccer 2004

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FIFA Soccer 2004
FIFA2004.jpg
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) EU October 24, 2003
NA November 4, 2003
Genre(s) Sports, Soccer
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller, Game Boy Advance
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: FIFA Soccer 2004
Playable
GameIDs GXFP69, GXFF69, GXFE69, GXFD69, GXFI69, GXFS69
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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.

Problems

VP6 Videos

FIFA Soccer 2004 uses the VP6 video codec, common in Electronic Arts' titles, causing it's 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. Prior to 4.0-593 video output was completely scrambled, refer issue 5046. Rendering improved with 4.0-593 but a variety of glitches remain, refer issue 7193. VP6 rendering also reacts poorly to the Force Texture Filtering enhancements (and Anisotropic Filtering on NVIDIA), causing further scrambling.

Configuration

No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with FIFA Soccer 2004 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0 Windows Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.4GHz AMD Radeon HD 6950 FIFA 2004 HD Widescreen Hack Spartacus

Gameplay Videos