In 2009, Eidos agreed to make the 'Championship Manager Season 2001/2002' game available to the public as a legally free download.
The download contains a '.iso' file. You will need to install either a virtual drive on to your computer to 'mount' the .iso file or you may burn the file onto a blank CD or DVD.
Video Tutorial - Install and update CM0102 without disc
This tutorial will show you how to install Championship Manager 01-02, apply Tapani's patch and update the player database to the latest data.
It should take you less than half an hour to have an up to date champ ready to play.
1) Installing the game (without a game disc)
How to use a virtual drive to allow playing cm0102 without using a disc.
Get the game (windows version) at this link: www.champman0102.co.uk
Virtual CloneDrive is available here: Virtual CloneDrive
2) Applying the Tapani Patch
This video shows the Tapani 2.19 patch being applied to Championship Manager 01-02 season.
3) Updating the player database
This video shows how to update the player databse in Championship Manager 01-02 season.
The data updates are provided free for the community at the http://www.champman0102.co.uk website.
Updates are released periodically, usually after major transfer windows, so check out the website now to update your game.
How to play Championship Manager 0102 on Android
This guide by YouTube user jtaylor1409 will show you what you need to do to download and install Championship Manager 01/02 onto ANY android mobile phone or tablet, so you can play those nostalgic CM saves on the go!
Football Manager as it is now known has moved on quite a lot when you compared the current version with CM 01/02, but those of us who spent many hours playing the series still long for more time playing a fantastic title.
All credits and a massive thank you for the staff over at CM 01/02 Website for keeping this legend of a game alive.
Consider donating for all of their hard work. Since 2010, the CM 01/02 website has been self-funded thanks to contributions made by the community. Each month, they aim to raise £50.00 to go towards the running costs of the website and in return, you will receive a VIP subscription that will allow you to access a range of features within www.champman0102.co.uk.
- ##bullhorn## CM/FM collectors
- It might interest collectors of the CM/FM franchise, there are boxed copies of this game selling on Amazon starting as low as £2.86 for used units. Grab a copy of CM 01/02 from Amazon, free UK delivery.
One more interesting thing is a book called 'The World According to Championship Manager 01/02' by David Black, published 8 Nov 2017. Comes in two formats, Kindle - £3.75, Paperback - £8.99.