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Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:41 pm
by stevethebook
Not sure if this is the right place to post. I am currently on holiday in dorset UK, i have my laptop on with mobile broadband dongle. Had a few shandys and decided to take a trip down memory lane, googled 'kick off' as i have been watching the world cup and remembered that i used to play the game on the atari st. I stumbled upon this site, downloaded the software and started playing straight away. Unfortunately i only have my keyboard, and am getting routinely stuffed, but i had forgotten what a cracking game it is. I used to record games on my VHS video recorder and watch the best goals with my best mate. It bought a tear to my eye, many a winters night smacking balls against the crossbar and hearing the eternal 'enalty' when a player gets brought down in the area! Will post again when i am sober, cant wait to get home and try the game with a joystick!

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:48 pm
by Kostas O
Great first post!

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:03 am
by Steve Camber
Awesome! You just know there are thousands more in the same situation.

Welcome aboard!

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:26 am
by Freshmaker
Welcome to the fold dude. Now treat yourself with a proper joystick with an adapter, and get back into it. :)

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:37 am
by alkis21
Indeed, awesome first post. Welcome on board Steve, and stick around.

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:28 am
by Stainy
VHS ? wow never heard that before! well done..

heheh `enalty :) indeed

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:24 am
by Steve Camber
Stainy wrote:VHS ? wow never heard that before! well done..

VHS? Pathetic! I used to record games to betamax like a REAL man. Unfortunately they are long gone :cry:

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:12 pm
by gdh82
Hi Steve! Definitely the right place to post and great to hear those memories come flooding back. 8) Not sure where you're from but check out the blue link in my signature for the latest KO action in case there's any near you.

Welcome to the forum.

Gaz

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:37 pm
by Freshmaker
Kudos Camber. Betamax rule(d). Shaaaaame to Vhs.

Ok. Eh... Back to topic, anyone?

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:05 pm
by stevethebook
On the subject of joysticks, can anyone recommend a good one and a site i can buy one from? I used to use one that you held in your left hand and used the right hand to control, with a couple of buttons on the side. I have a USB pad at home (still on holiday) its basically the same style as a PS2/PS3 controller, will i be able to use it with KO2, i also have a wired xbox 360 controller which you can use on a PC will that be any good?
Been having a browse on these forums and its great to see loads of people still play this great football game, i have text my mate about it (the one i used to tape games with) and he will be on board soon!

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:14 pm
by Steve Camber
Konix speed king is what you are after I think.


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The USB joysticks you mention will work for KO2 on the PC, but not with Amiga.

Ebay is always a great source for joysticks, I've bought loads!

A quick search brings this up, not the same model but similar.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0370625296

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:16 pm
by Freshmaker
Yup. Speedking sounds like your game. :) Get a joystick and an adapter off ebay, and you're off.

Re: Excited Kick Off Veteran

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:50 pm
by stevethebook
Happy days, that is the exact same joystick i used way back in the day! Thanks guys, still trying to play with keyboard but its no good, will get on ebay asap!