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Play FM 2009 In Windowed Mode

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1) If your computers screen resolution is greater than 1024 x 768 then you can choose windowed mode from the FM 2009 Preferences > Display & Sound screen.

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2) If your screen resolution is less than 1024 x 768 you will have to do the following to play in windowed mode....

3) Create a shortcut to fm.exe.



4) Right click on the shortcut and choose Properties.



5) At the end of the Target box put -small_screen - windowed

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So if your game is installed via Steam then the full path in the Target box will be:

"C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2009\fm.exe" -small_screen -windowed

If you installed with Uniloc then the full path in the Target box will be:

"C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\fm.exe" -small_screen -windowed

6) Press OK and then run the game using the shortcut.
 
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Great explanation for people who don't know!! :D
 
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Noooo, all it does is reduce the amount of screen used, therefore you can see your taskbar (bar along the bottom) whereas with other screen resolutions it would cover the taskbar, i prefer windowed mode.

MiiCK.
 
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I love it, gives you the option to do other things while playing, Facebook/Msn/Music etc, lovvve it! (H)
 
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What is your screen resolution though? If it is above what he stated you don't need to put '-small_screen - windowed' in.
 
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Cheers for this. Now I can facebook and play FM
 
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I use windowed mode, i think that it's better. you can also change it by going into preferences on football manager and ticking or unticking the box for windowed mode
 
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Yes just remove the parameter from the target box or from the preferences screen you can switch to full screen again.
 
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