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Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:13 am
by goonergaz
Hello one and all.

Firstly I should say I was a KO fan day one. Loved it to bits & bought all the expansion packs etc. In fact at one point I travelled to London for the UK KO tourney (well I say UK - it might have been regional - but I do know the saim was that the winner would be playing against Europes finest). I got to the final where I urinated from a great height on my opponent only for their keeper to play a blinder (remember those games where you just couldn't score!) for him to break away and score with one of his rare chances (is he hear today I wonder!?).

Anyway...moving on...having recently been disgruntled by Retro Gamers KO feature I decided to splash out on an adapter - dust off my Konix Speed King and try to figure out how the hell to get WinUAE to work!? lol
A few pounds lighter and hours wasted I finally get to play and am re-loving this game...so I've been playing KO2 without the add-ons and I downloaded your updated version (is it 1.08) - great work - love the fact it's been lovingly updated through the years :)

My questions are (having done little more than play a couple of one off games):
Does this include the expansion disks?
Do I need to get those too or should I just stick to this?
Should all features be switched on - is that how you guys play in comps?
Anything else a nood should know (I'm off to do more reading)?

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:29 am
by Steve Camber
goonergaz wrote:Does this include the expansion disks?

No, KO2CV basically just caters for the common denominator, basic KO2, but pimped up ;)

goonergaz wrote:Do I need to get those too or should I just stick to this?

Just stick with KO2CV, although feel free to have a stroll down memory lane with the expansions by yourself.

goonergaz wrote:Should all features be switched on - is that how you guys play in comps?

The features are mainly there for fun, boot KO2CV and what you see is basically what we play in competitions.

goonergaz wrote:Anything else a nood should know (I'm off to do more reading)?

Well you are already in the right subforum!

Have a browse through Garry's excellent thread.. http://www.ko-gathering.com/forum/viewt ... 30&t=12517

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:55 am
by Torchiador
Welcome!
Nice presentation post! :)
Konix Speed King... a great 2 hands joystick, difficult to handle but very fast. I loved it.


goonergaz wrote:Does this include the expansion disks?

KO2CV comes from 1.4 plus few mods to make the competition simple, basically a sort of "plug and play" disk to not waste time during tournaments.
So, practically speaking, you don't need to change any setting to play the way we play in tournament. it doesn't include expansions for Kick Off 2. It doesn't include the Extended Version (overhead kicks, referee, chants). it is simply a "mod" of Kick Off 2 V1.4E
goonergaz wrote:Do I need to get those too or should I just stick to this?

Just stick on this
goonergaz wrote:Should all features be switched on - is that how you guys play in comps?

Said already, load and play, anything else is needed
goonergaz wrote:Anything else a nood should know (I'm off to do more reading)?

Yes! There is the Kick Off 2 World Cup this November, Milan, Italy. may be you would try to see if you are still able to urinate from the great height! just let us to know, in case, my umbrella will be needed :)

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:12 am
by gdh82
Hi Gaz! Welcome to the forum (or should I say home :D)

Tell us more about that London tourney - sounded epic! 8) I don't know of the player you mentioned. Do you remember which year this was/how many attended/who else was there?

As Steve and Gianni say KO2CV really is plug and play awesomeness, competition ready, with countless options for you to explore. Checkout the EASY guide for hosting, KOASI for players and tournies (past, present and future) and when the time is right, we'll look forward to meeting you at a gathering one day.

Any more questions, just ask.
Cheers
Gaz

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:25 pm
by goonergaz
Steve Camber wrote:some godly talk


wow, first to reply was god himself...I am humbled :wink:

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:29 pm
by goonergaz
Torchiador wrote:it doesn't include expansions for Kick Off 2. It doesn't include the Extended Version (overhead kicks, referee, chants). it is simply a "mod" of Kick Off 2 V1.4E


That's a shame - I did like the extras like overhead kicks.

Torchiador wrote: may be you would try to see if you are still able to urinate from the great height! just let us to know, in case, my umbrella will be needed :)


It wasn't you was it? Much as I'd love to attend I couldn't possibly get that trip past the Mrs! lol

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:37 pm
by goonergaz
gdh82 wrote:Tell us more about that London tourney - sounded epic! 8) I don't know of the player you mentioned. Do you remember which year this was/how many attended/who else was there?


Unfortunately I can barely remember what I had for breakfast so all I remember is I was yound and had to train to London - so all I know is it was 1989-1991 (at a total guess bassed on the fact it was the big footy game and sensi wasn't around)...that's the best I can do...I think I played around 5 or 6 games to get to the final - it was a knockout based thing, really busy to begin with but I guess as folk got knocked out they went home...was gutted to lose in that way!

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:38 pm
by goonergaz
Thanks to all for the warm welcome.

Steve, the work you've done is simply amazing...thanks so much, I look forward to fine-tuning my skills and maybe taking it online...

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:19 pm
by Steve Camber
goonergaz wrote:
Steve Camber wrote:some godly talk


wow, first to reply was god himself...I am humbled :wink:

Ha!!!!

Let me know when you are ready to go online and I'll guide you through it. There is much fun to be had ;)

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:44 pm
by Freshmaker
Wich reminds me; I've got a new adaptor to try out. :)

Welcome aboard Gooner. And if I can get the WorldCup-trip around MY missis, anyone can get it around theire missis :lol:

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:38 pm
by durban
He's not god, hes just a naughty little boy!

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:33 pm
by goonergaz
Steve Camber wrote:
goonergaz wrote:
Steve Camber wrote:some godly talk


wow, first to reply was god himself...I am humbled :wink:

Ha!!!!

Let me know when you are ready to go online and I'll guide you through it. There is much fun to be had ;)


Yes, I suppose Jesus would be a better fit with DD being God.

Fun? You mean for you guys whipping my sorry backside...I've been-a-readin' (http://www.ko-gathering.com/forum/viewt ... =5&t=12764) and it looks like even at my best I was well short of you guys...need some serious playtime before I even begin to think of "running" online! :mrgreen:

Re: Hello from a "vet newbie" (who has a few Qs)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:36 pm
by goonergaz
Freshmaker wrote:Wich reminds me; I've got a new adaptor to try out. :)

Welcome aboard Gooner. And if I can get the WorldCup-trip around MY missis, anyone can get it around theire missis :lol:


very pleased with mine ~£20 well spent to step into that time-machine...shame the adaptor doesn't give you temporary mind control over the Mrs :lol: