CM1 vidiprinter

The CM1 vidiprinter

The Vidiprinter is a scrolling results service included in early editions of Championship Manager. Its real purpose is to make the screen more interesting while the game is processing the outcomes of matches, but it is also a good way to find out the results of teams near you in the league and has become one of the iconic images of the early CM series.

It is based on the teleprinter that was used on the TV sports show Grandstand at the time the game was made.

The vidiprinter was no longer used as of CM 2, probably because the game was PC-exclusive and slow loading times were much less of an issue.