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Premier Manager 97 98 / PC Futbol 5 6 Trainer

This is a trainer i made a long time ago with a friend for the PC Futbol / Premier Manager series. I plan on adding more to it everytime i find time 🙂

If you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments!

Here is the list of features:

  • No CD fix (PM 98, PCF 5, PCF 6)
  • Remove free space errors (PM 97, PM 98)
  • Unlimited transfers at a time (PM 97)
  • Sign/align unlimited extra comm players (PM 97, PM 98, PCF 5, PCF 6)
  • Sign players from teams with few players (fix the bug known as  “Romario bug”) (PM 97)
  • Players/Clubs always accept transfer offers (PM 97, PCF 5)
  • Scout search less restrictive (PM 97)

Download latest version:

Note: In Premier Manager 98 if you get the error “the game can’t be saved”, because you didn’t use the installer, you just need to create the folder “TACTICS” in the game folder.


Version 0.14

Added “Sign unlimited extra-comm players” for Premier Manager 98

Added “Align unlimited extra-comm players” for Premier Manager 98

Version 0.13

Added “No CD check” for Premier Manager 98

Added “Remove free space errors” for Premier Manager 98

Version 0.12

Initial release

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3 Responses to “Premier Manager 97 98 / PC Futbol 5 6 Trainer”

  • Marin says:

    This is some great stuff! It would be cool to be able to change teams or add managers between seasons in regular manager mode in PM97.

  • Nilex says:

    Thanks so much for this Kevin!

    After years long investigation I was finally able to install PM 97/98 on 64-bit Win7 thanks to a simple 16-bit emulator I stumbled upon. 97 works out of the box (only minor color problems) but 98 put up a good CD-check fight, which this trainer solved. CD/ISOs can be ditched after full custom install has been performed. 98 menu-fade misalignment can be solved by turning OFF transitions (top of screen menu, or edit MANAGER.INI) but the color issue remains.

    I found later DxWnd tool can be used to fix even the minor color issues. Gameplay hacks may come in handy too. Amazing too see these games receiving fan support over 20 years after their release. PM97 is still my only and favorite footie manager, with perfect balance of complexity, difficulty, and enjoyment.

    Btw, does anyone know if hefty “PCF5DAT.PKF” files (both identical and present on both CDs) can be ditched? Played shortly with them and without them seemingly without problems. Maybe they become needed later into the game, when game starts filling up its database after years have passed in-game? Or are they part of “PC Futbol” games (in that case I obviously won’t need them).

  • kevin says:

    @Marin it would be nice but this is probably very difficult to do, sadly!

    @Nilex Which emulator did you use for PM97 ?
    I never had success with DxWnd and many other tools to fix the rainbow color issue in PM97 (without emulators).

    About PCF5DAT i don’t remember very well, but it’s not needed for the game itself, maybe it’s for the “database viewer” (dbasewin), there’s a cracked package of this game and it doesn’t include it but it has no picture of the players in dbasewin.

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