FIFA Soccer 2003

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FIFA Soccer 2003
Cover FIFA Soccer 2003.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E
PEGI rating: 3+
GRB rating: ALL
Game supports multi-tap
Supports up to eight local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51197 & SLUS-20580
Japanese: SLPS-25179
German: SLES-51197
French: SLES-51197
Spanish: SLES-51197 & SLUS-20580
Dutch: SLES-51197
Italian: SLES-51197
Swedish: SLES-51197
Korean: SLPM-67537
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20580
Release date: November 14, 2002
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51197
SLES-51197-P (Platinum)
SLED-51342 (Demo)
Release date: October 25, 2002
July 25, 2003 (Platinum)
2003 (Platinum; Platinum)
CRCs: 722BBD62
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25179
SLPM-67537 (Korea)
Release date: December 5, 2002
December 10, 2002 (Korea)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): EA Canada
Publisher(s): Electronic Arts (EU, JP), EA Sports (US)
Genre: Sports
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic88/100
Game description: Master the fundamentals of soccer in FIFA Soccer 2003. With more ball control and player moves, this year's FIFA Soccer puts the The Total Club Championship within your grasp. Unleash the skills of the world's greatest players through new player animations and signature skill moves. Experience pressure-cooker atmospheres as you take on Europe's elite teams in their own stadiums featuring actual team chants and songs. EA Sports Freestyle Control lets you produce a feint, one-touch pass, or skill move to leave your opponents standing.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows
  • Intel Pentium E5400 @ 3.60 GHz
  • ?
0.9.8 / 0.9.7 (beta r1888) GSdx (r4600)
  • SPU2-X 1.4.0
  • LilyPad 0.10.0
BIOS: USA v2.00, Game broke after r2767, and is still broken on v0.9.8 release, works fine in the old 0.9.7 r1888 beta. Full speed when using the recommended speedhacks. Machina
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.1.0 (r5854) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), In Hardware mode appear Glitchs in the t-shirts of all characters many times, software mode is fine.


  • Original names: FIFA2003ヨーロッパサッカー (SLPS-25179)
  • Also known as FIFA Football 2003 (EU), FIFA 2003 (JP, KR)

Fixed Issues

Mipmapping issues in Hardware Mode

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Broken textures at a distance.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and set mipmapping to at least "Basic".

For a full solution switch to Software mode by setting Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.

Broken character textures

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Characters uniforms appear distorted from a certain distance.
  • Workaround: This is resolved in recent v1.5.0 git builds. If it does not work, go to Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings and make sure Mipmapping is set to "Automatic". If so please report the region of the game and the games CRC code[8-digit hexadecimal code between brackets in the PCSX2 log window title bar] on the Discussion page or in a test report. To manually enable the fix, go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, and set Mipmapping to "Basic". For older versions set Renderer to Software modes by selecting one of the "(Software)" options and check that Mipmapping is enabled.

Broken 3D graphics

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Ground and sky are only partly visible.
  • Workaround: This is fixed in recent PCSX2 v1.5.0 git builds as long as System > Automatic Gamefixes is enabled. For older versions go to Config > Emulation Settings > VUs tab and set Clamping Mode to "Extra" or higher when using microVU. Alternatively(not recommended, but could improve performance if needed) set VU0 and VU1 to superVU recompiler, and keep Clamping Mode to the default "Normal".

Game Hangs When Doing throw-ins

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: Game Hangs When Doing throw-ins.
  • Workaround: Is fixed in latest stable releases of PCSX2.

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