FIFA 15 PC demo: how to extend the half length

fifa15 demo (1)
You’ll be able to play a half that’s thiiiiis long.

The FIFA 15 demo has been pretty warmly received on PC, but that slightly irritating four minute half length restriction may be cramping your enjoyment. In order to remove that, and replace it with something like six or ten minute halves, follow these instructions.

First of all, make sure you can see file extensions for known file types (.txt and so on.) This will be important when we’re swapping file types later. Go to the start menu (or, uh, whatever that equivalent is in Windows 8) and type Folder Options. Open those up and find the view tab. Then make sure the option Hide extensions for known file types is unchecked. If it is, you’re good to go.

Now, make a .txt file called CL. You can either do this directly inside your FIFA 15 Demo folder (most likely located at Program Files(x86)/Origin Games/) or somewhere else. Ultimately though, that CL file needs to end up in the folder called FIFA 15 Demo.

Open up the .txt file and add the following lines:

HALF_LENGTH = 6
AI_SETTING_HALFLENGTH = 6

The 6 can be whatever you want, although I’d not especially recommend going over about seven minutes. In the demo, player stamina levels seem calibrated for short halves so they’ll just be exhausted if you play much longer.

Save the .txt file with those lines inside.

Now, change that file from CL.txt to CL.ini by renaming it. If you’ve done it right, the little icon will change from a txt one to a config file type (with a little cog.) This is why you needed to show file extensions; without those being shown, you’d just have renamed a txt file to CL.ini but it wouldn’t have registered as a different file type. At least, that’s what happened to me.

Load up the FIFA 15 demo and enjoy your longer halves!

If you want to play inside the training arena stadium instead of Anfield, you can do that by adding the line:

STADIUM_ID = 250

After the half length stuff in your new CL file. It looks a little something like this.

fifa 15 training stadium
Napoli just want to get back on the beach.

These tips are across the net, but I read about the HALF_LENGTH stuff at Guru3d and the extra Stadium at SoccerGaming, so credit and thanks to those folks.