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Here is the official FIFA 12 readme file.

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FIFA 12 README
Last Updated 08-17- 2011
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Thank you for purchasing EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12. This README file contains information on features not covered in the manual, as well as more detailed information on certain features already covered in the manual. This README file also contains information on known issues, multiplayer issues and hardware issues.

Content of Web Links within this document may not be under the control of Electronic Arts™.
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NOTE: Windows« is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. Minimum System Requirements

2. Installing the Game
a.) Installing FIFA 12
b.) Digital Retail Installation
c.) If your "Autorun" feature is disabled

3. DirectX« 9.0c
a.) Installing DirectX« directly from DVD
b.) DirectX« and supported hardware

4. Uninstalling FIFA 12

5. Memory Requirements
a.) Memory requirements in Windows«
b.) Running the game under stressful Windows conditions
c.) Virtual memory

6. FIFA 12 Save Folder

7. Improving Game Speed

8. Hot Keys

9. Mouse, Keyboard and Controller Functionality

10. EA SPORTS™ Online

11. Notes on Video Card Chipsets

12. Notes on Video Card Support

13. Notes on Windows«

14. Troubleshooting USB Devices

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1. Minimum System Requirements
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CPU with Dual core processor (Core duo 2 or better)

Intel Core2Duo @ 1.8Ghz on Windows« XP / Windows« Vista / Windows« 7

1 Gigabyte of RAM (2 GB required for Windows« Vista / Windows« 7)

ATI Radeon™ HD 3600, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, Intel’s Sandy Bridge (HD Graphics 2000) and Ivy Bridge (HD Graphics 3000)

DirectX« 9.0c Compatible 3D accelerated 256 MB video card or equivalent (must support Shader Model 3.0 or above - see supported chipsets in section 11)

DirectX« 9.0c Compatible Sound Card

512Kbps or greater broadband connection for online gameplay

Approximately 8 GB hard drive space (Depending on the language chosen)

MS compatible mouse

Keyboard

Please note that 16 bit color is not supported

Required Operating Systems:
Windows« XP SP2, Windows« Vista, Windows« 7
Note that Windows« 95, Windows« 98, Windows« 2000, Windows« ME, and Windows« NT 4.0 are not supported.

Required Software:
DirectX« 9.0c

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2. Installing the Game
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a.) Installing FIFA 12

Windows« (disc users):
* Insert the disc into your disc drive and follow the on-screen instructions.
* Once the game has installed you can launch it by locating the game through the Start menu.
* Games on Windows« Vista are located in the Start > Games menu and on earlier versions of Windows« in the Start > Programs (or All Programs) menu.

Windows« (EA Store users):
* Once the game has been downloaded by Origin, click the install icon that appears and follow the on-screen instructions.
* Launch the game (once it is installed) directly from Origin.

In Windows« Vista Classic Start menu style, games are located in the Start > Programs > Games > Games Explorer menu.

b.) Digital Retail Installation

Please contact the digital retailer through whom you purchased this game for instructions on how to install the game or how to download and reinstall another copy of the game.

Note: If you’d like additional information about your game as well as tips and patches please visit http://www.ea.com or http://www.eastore.com.

c.) If your "Autorun" feature is disabled

If for some reason your "Autorun" feature is disabled, you can install the program by running AUTORUN.EXE directly from the root directory of the DVD.

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3. DirectX« 9.0c
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DirectX« 9.0c will be installed as part of the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12 installation.

a.) Installing DirectX« directly from DVD

FIFA 12 comes with DirectX« 9.0c. If you would like to install it manually, make sure the FIFA 12 DVD is in the DVD-ROM drive, and access the following path on your DVD-ROM drive:

"\DirectX\"

Double-click on DXSETUP.EXE to begin DirectX« 9.0c installation.

b.) DirectX« and supported hardware

We recommend that FIFA 12 be run with DirectX« 9.0c compatible sound cards and video cards.

We also suggest you update your sound card and video card driver to the newest release from the vendor or chipset website.

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4. Uninstalling FIFA 12
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For Windows« XP, you can uninstall FIFA 12 by accessing "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel.
For Windows« Vista, you can uninstall FIFA 12 by accessing "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel.
For Windows« 7, you can uninstall FIFA 12 by accessing "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel.

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5. Memory Requirements
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a.) Memory requirements in Windows

FIFA 12 requires a minimum of 1 GB of RAM to run the game (2 GB required for Windows« Vista / Windows« 7).

Note: The more system memory available, the better the game will perform in all areas.

b.) Running the game under stressful Windows conditions

At Electronic Arts™ we strive to bring you the best in graphics, audio and gameplay. We are always pushing the envelope of computer performance. While we have made every effort to ensure that FIFA 12 multi-tasks with all applications for Windows«, we recommend that you shut down other applications and run FIFA 12 by itself when possible.

c.) Virtual memory

We recommend that you let your operating system automatically manage the amount of virtual memory.

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6. FIFA 12 Save Folder
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Windows XP - The FIFA 12 save folder is located in *\Documents and Settings\”Username”\Documents\FIFA 12 *

Vista/Win7* - The FIFA 12 save folder is located in *\Users\”Username”\Documents\FIFA 12

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7. Improving Game Speed
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There are several ways by which you can speed up the overall FIFA 12 experience:

a.) Lower the resolution in the FIFA 12 launcher application under the Display Configuration tab within Game Settings.
b.) Lower the rendering quality in the FIFA 12 launcher application under the Display Configuration tab within Game Settings.
c.) Turn off the MSAA in the FIFA 12 launcher application under the Display Configuration tab within Game Settings.
d.) Disable the radar from within the game under Game Settings.
e.) Turn the Commentary Volume all the way down within the game under Game Settings.
f.) Uncheck the Wait for Vsync option in the FIFA 12 launcher application under the Display Configuration tab within Game Settings.

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8. Hot Keys
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The following hot keys can be used in the game to access certain functions more quickly.

To bring up Origin in-game:
SHIFT + F1


The following relates to VOIP and is for the Numpad only:

* = Turn off VOIP
- = Turn down VOIP volume
+ = Turn up VOIP volume
ESC = Pause

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9. Mouse, Keyboard and Controller Functionality
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You can use the mouse, keyboard or controller to navigate the game interface.

Once you are on the Side select screen, you must move whichever input device you plan to use in the game to the left or the right to select your team.

Please note that you may have to recalibrate your controllers in Windows« in order to have the game detect them correctly.

To bring up the in-game pause menus, you can press the Start button (if your gamepad has one) or press ESC.

Within the FIFA 12 launcher application you can select the gamepad that has button icons that most closely represent the gamepad that you use. Once in game you can customize your game experience in Customize FIFA -> SETTINGS -> CONTROLS

The use of a 360║-degree dual analog gamepad such as the Logitech« Dual Action is highly recommended for full functionality.

The following gamepads are also supported:

Logitech«

Logitech« ChillStream™
Logitech« Cordless Rumblepad™ 2
Logitech« Dual Action™ Gamepad
Logitech« F310
Logitech« F510
Logitech« Rumblepad™
Logitech« Rumblepad™ 2 Vibration Feedback Gamepad
Logitech« Wireless Gamepad F710


Saitek

P990 Dual Analog Pad**
P2500 Rumble Pad
P2600 Rumble Pad**
P2900 Wireless Pad
P3000 Wireless Pad and Docking Station
P3200 Rumble Pad


Thrustmaster

360Modena UPAD Force
Dual Trigger 2-in-1 Rumble Force**
Dual Trigger 3-in-1 Rumble Force
Dual Trigger Wireless**
FireStorm Dual Analog 2
FireStorm Dual Analog 3
FireStorm Dual Power 3
Rechargeable Wireless 2-in-1 Dual Trigger**
Run'n'Drive Rumble Force
Run'n'Drive Wireless Rumble Force
T-Wireless 3-in-1 Rumble Force


hama«

hama« Black Steel
hama« Double Action Air Grip Controller
hama« Flashlight Blue
hama« Whitestorm


MadCatz

Xbox 360 Gamepad


SpeedLink

360 Style Gamepad
D-Struct Wireless Gamepad
Devotion Pad Wireless
Strike2 Gamepad
Thunderstike


Microsoft

Xbox 360™ Controller for Windows« (most recent controller driver)
Xbox 360™ Wireless Controller for Windows« (most recent controller driver)

**NOTE: Older keyboard models may not allow for more than 2 buttons to be pressed at the same time. This may limit your ability to control players and actions in FIFA 12.
**NOTE: Controllers without analog sticks do not allow for full functionality within the title.
**NOTE: Users using the Saitek P2600 Rumble Pad may notice gameplay issues when using the latest driver. To avoid any issues, please use generic Windows« game controller drivers.
**NOTE: Users with the following controllers may not experience the game fully as certain aspects of these have been found to not work fully with FIFA 12:
Saitek: P990 Dual Analog (Vista)
Thrustmaster: Dual Trigger 2-in-1 Rumble Force (Win64, Vista, XP)
Thrustmaster: Dual Trigger Wireless (Vista)
Thrustmaster: Rechargeable Wireless 2-in-1 Dual Trigger (Vista, XP)


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10. EA SPORTS™ Online
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a.) EA SPORTS™ Online requirements

a. Firewalls
Note that if you have a firewall and want to play online, the following ports must be open in the outbound direction:

UDP 9565
UDP 9570
TCP 9946
TCP 9988
TCP 42124
UDP 9000-9999
TCP 10000-20000

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11. Notes on Video Card Chipsets
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If you are experiencing problems with your video card and FIFA 12, try updating your video card driver by downloading the latest driver available from the video card manufacturer. If there is no improvement, try using the latest driver provided by the video chipset manufacturer. Your video card chipset is the video-processing chip located on your video card. If there is no information in your video card manual or website, check the video card for an identifying chip with the chipset manufacturer's name on it.

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12. Notes on Video Card Support
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Recommended Chipsets:

AMD FireStream 9170
AMD FireStream 9250
AMD FireStream 9270
ATI All-in-Wonder HD
ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 PRO
ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 XT
ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 X2 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 PRO
ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 GT
ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 XT
ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3830
ATI Radeon™ HD 3850
ATI Radeon™ HD 3870
ATI Radeon™ HD 3850 X2
ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 X2
ATI Radeon™ HD 4570
ATI Radeon™ HD 4580
ATI Radeon™ HD 4650
ATI Radeon™ HD 4670
ATI Radeon™ HD 4730
ATI Radeon™ HD 4750
ATI Radeon™ HD 4750
ATI Radeon™ HD 4770
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4830
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 X2
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2
ATI Radeon™ HD 5730 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5900 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1900 Series
ATI Radeon™ X800 Pro
ATI Radeon™ X800 GT
ATI Radeon™ X800 GTO
NVIDIA GeForce« 8600 GTS
NVIDIA GeForce« 8600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 8600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 8600GS
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GTS
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GTS 512
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GS
NVIDIA GeForce« 9600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 9600 GS
NVIDIA GeForce« 9600 GSO
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GTX+
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GX2
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« GTX 260
NVIDIA GeForce« GTX 280
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
NVIDIA Tesla C870

The following cards have been found to have issues running FIFA 12 on Windows« XP:
NVIDIA GeForce« 6200 TurboCache
NVIDIA GeForce« 7300 GS
NVIDIA GeForce« 8400 GS
NVIDIA GeForce« 8500 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GTS 512MB
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GTS 512MB SLI
NVIDIA GeForce« 9400 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 9600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GTX SLI
NVIDIA GeForce« GTS 250
NVIDIA GeForce« GTX 260
NVIDIA GeForce« GTX 275
NVIDIA GeForce« GTX 295
NVIDIA GeForce« 210
NVIDIA GeForce« GT 220
NVIDIA GeForce« GT 240
NVIDIA GeForce« GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce« GT 430
NVIDIA GeForce« GT 450
NVIDIA GeForce« GTX 460
NVIDIA GeForce« GTX 460 SLI
NVIDIA GeForce« GTX 560 Ti
ATI Radeon™ X1900 All in Wonder
ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Pro
ATI Radeon™ HD 5450
Intel GMA X3000
Intel GMA X4500HD

The following cards have been found to have issues running FIFA 12 on Windows« Vista:
NVIDIA GeForce« 6200 TurboCache
NVIDIA GeForce« 6600
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce« GT 220
NVIDIA GeForce« GT 240
ATI Radeon™ X1900 All in Wonder
ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 X2
ATI Radeon™ HD 4350
ATI Radeon™ HD 5450
ATI Radeon™ HD 5570
ATI Radeon™ HD 5970
Intel GMA X3000
Intel GMA X4500HD

The following cards have been found to have issues running FIFA 12 on Windows« 7:
NVIDIA GeForce« 6200 TurboCache
NVIDIA GeForce« 6600
NVIDIA GeForce« 7900 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 8400 GS
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce« 8800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce« 9800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce« GTS 250
NVIDIA GeForce« GT 220
NVIDIA GeForce« GT 240
NVIDIA GeForce« GT 430
ATI Radeon™ X1900 All in Wonder
ATI Radeon™ X1900 XTX
ATI Radeon™ HD 3850
ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 X2
ATI Radeon™ HD 4550
ATI Radeon™ HD 4650
ATI Radeon™ HD 5450
ATI Radeon™ HD 5570
ATI Radeon™ HD 5970
Intel GMA X3000
Intel GMA X4500HD

Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300,8100,8200,8300 and 9300, ATI Radeon HD3200 and HD4350 are below minimum system requirement.

Error Message E0001 = This game requires a shader model 3 (or better) card.

If you experience problems, please contact your card manufacturer or chipset vendor to get the latest drivers.

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13. Notes on Windows«
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FIFA 12 supports Windows« XP SP2, Windows« Vista, and Windows« 7.

*NOTE - To install the game properly on Windows« XP SP2 / Windows« Vista / Windows« 7, you will need administrator access to your machine. Consult your Windows« XP SP2 / Windows« Vista / Windows« 7 documentation for more information.

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14. Troubleshooting USB Devices
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Gamers using USB devices may experience uncontrolled menu selections upon playing FIFA 12. To resolve this issue, please ensure that all USB devices (including those not required to play FIFA 12) plugged into the
computer have been correctly installed using the drivers provided by the manufacturer.

If proper drivers are not provided by the manufacturer, you may choose to disable any of these devices using the Device Manager in your Windows« operating system. To open Device Manager, click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel. Double-click on the System icon. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager. For information about using Device Manager, on the Action menu in Device Manager, click Help.
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