Championship Manager 2 is a classic football management simulation game that was released in 1995 for DOS and Amiga platforms. It features thousands of players from around the world, realistic match engine, and deep tactical options. If you are a fan of this game and want to play it on your modern PC, here are some steps you can follow:
Download the game from a reliable source. You can find the original DOS version of Championship Manager 2 on My Abandonware[^1^], or the updated 96/97 version on Archive.org[^3^]. You can also download the ISO files if you prefer to mount them as virtual CDs.
Install a DOS emulator. Since Championship Manager 2 is a DOS game, you will need an emulator to run it on your PC. One of the most popular and easy-to-use emulators is DOSBox, which you can download for free from its official website.
Configure DOSBox. After installing DOSBox, you will need to edit its configuration file (dosbox.conf) to set up some parameters. For example, you can increase the amount of memory (memsize) to 32 or 64 MB, enable sound (sbtype=sb16), and adjust the CPU cycles (cycles=max). You can also create a mount point for your game folder (mount c c:\\cm2) or your ISO file (imgmount d c:\\cm2.iso -t iso).
Launch the game. Once you have configured DOSBox, you can launch it and type the commands to run Championship Manager 2. For example, if you mounted your game folder as C:, you can type c: and then cm2.exe to start the game. If you mounted your ISO file as D:, you can type d: and then install.exe to install the game first, and then run cm2.exe from the installation folder.
Enjoy! You can now play Championship Manager 2 on your PC and relive the glory days of football management. You can also use some additional features of DOSBox, such as saving and loading states (CTRL+F5 and CTRL+F9), taking screenshots (CTRL+F5), or recording videos (CTRL+ALT+F5).
Note: Championship Manager 2 uses a \"Laserlok\" CD-ROM check system that may be incompatible with DOSBox. One solution is to use an alternative \"DOS Extender\" system-layer to replace the one the game comes withâRational Systems' popular DOS/4GWâwhich the Laserlok system relies on. For example, the open-source DOS/32 (official site: http://dos32a.narechk.net/) can be used[^2^]. To do so, after installing the game, download the latest DOS/32 binary distribution and extract the .EXE files into the game's installation directory. Now run the following DOS command from this folder: DOS32A.EXE CM2.EXE
Championship Manager 2 is widely regarded as one of the best football management games ever made. It was developed by Sports Interactive, the same studio that later created the Football Manager series. It offers a realistic and immersive simulation of managing a football club, from scouting players and staff, to setting tactics and formations, to dealing with finances and media.
The game covers the 1995/96 season, with data updated to September 1995. It includes 26 playable leagues from 11 countries, as well as international competitions such as the World Cup and the European Championship. The game also features a database editor that allows players to modify or create their own players, teams, and leagues.
One of the most praised aspects of Championship Manager 2 is its match engine, which simulates every detail of a football match using text commentary and statistics. The match engine is influenced by various factors, such as player attributes, morale, fitness, form, weather, pitch condition, referee decisions, and tactical choices. The game also allows players to make substitutions and tactical changes during the match, as well as watch replays of key moments. e0e6b7cb5c