One of the questions I am most commonly asked is if it is possible to get CM9798 to work on my phone/ipad/tablet and many other variances of those devices. I’ve always had to say it’s not possible – until now that is…
Adam Grimes took some time out to create some video guides, but I’ve broken them down in to a step by step guide below:
First things first, you need to download the game to your laptop/computer. Adam used a website called old-games.com but you can use any version of the game as far as I know. Of course, scan everything you download, do it at your own risk etc etc. If you’ve already got it on your latpop you shouldn’t need to download it again.
Connect your Android to Laptop using a USB cable.
Copy the CM9798 folder from PC to downloads folder on Android Phone
You’ll need to download File Commander, Dosbox Turbo (not free) and Dosbox Manager (free)
On your Android, if you look in the Downloads folder you’ll find CM9798
Open Dosxbox Manager – click and hold on default, copy profile, call it a name such as cm9798
Click and hold on cm9798 folder, then choose edit config
Go into Dosbox settings
scroll down to Autoexec
In the autoexec file, type the following to run the game. The filepaths are based on Adam’s guide so if you have named anything differently you’ll need to take that into account.
Set Memory Size as high as possible
Cycles (Auto) and Frame skip (default)
Select Input Mode – Touchscreen mouse
Mouse Tracking – Absolute
Overlay Buttons – button location (top)
Button controller maps – virtual keys for space, right mouse button
In DosBox Manager, click Championship Manager. The game should open, you can then choose whether it’s the 8MB or 16MB version that you run.
If you’d like to see the videos (and I can’t tell you how pleased I am to see Adam recorded these in his van. Top dedication.) they are below:
I don’t have an Android so I can’t test this myself, but please do tweet me your results. Good luck!