Football Manager 3 Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

Football Manager 3 is a managerial style soccer game from the early 90's. This is the third and final installment in a series that spans about a decade. You get to choose if you want to be an English or Scottish team as well as what league you're in. After that you get to delve into all the details of running a sports team such as buying new players and managing accounts.

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First Download The Free Game 
Football Manager 3:

Choose from one of the following sites.

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Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category).

Dosbox homepage

Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\FM3. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.


Next: Open the Games folder then the FM3 folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

Dosbox program

Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.

Creating Football Manager game config

Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS

Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" and select notepad.

Football Manager game config

Finally: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]: 

mount c c:\games\fm3
cd footman3

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Football Manager 3 Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the 
Football Manager 3 game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Football Manager game download

Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Football Manager 3 files, select "C:\Games\FM3". When you're done click "Extract" and the Football Manager 3 files will begin to extract.

Zip program


Football Manager 3

Double click on the Dosbox program in the FM3 folder and the game Football Manager 3 will launch. It's time to build your dream team!

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