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Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:20 pm
by Fiery Phoenix
Hi

just seen this site and I know it has been going for a long time. I was always a massive Kick Off fan - and if anyone used to read the old Zzap C64/Amiga magazine, I was in the reader challenge against Phil King playing the original Kick Off (denied victory when the final whistle went as I was going to take my winning penalty - not like I am bitter!!)

Been back into my Amiga via WinUAE for a few years and I am active in a lot of the 64 and Amiga forums, but never really played the Kick Off games as I did not have an old skool joystick to play them on and joypads are impossible.

So I invested in an adapter and have recently been enjoying the games again - although my previous skill is now lacking - bit depressing - I was a better player at 13 than I am now.

Some questions:

1. Does not appear to be a lot of love for GOAL! Although this was always my fave - an underrated classic and the true Kick Off 3. Does anyone still play it?

2. I downloaded the Championship Version 1.17 (the stats are a great addition by the way) one thing I noticed was that the overhead kick has been disabled? Why? Any reason - also (I may be over looking this) but I cannot see an option to turn it back on either

3. Playing the computer is no relation to a human player - understand you have various tournaments and the like - does anybody get to play any other time? Anybody based in the North West for example?

Many thanks

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:45 pm
by Steve Camber
Hi Mr Phoenix and welcome!

Good idea getting an adapter, I hope you get a lot of use with it in future :)


There's not a lot of interest in Goal! around here. Years ago Goal used to have a separate community where Dino was involved, but I think that died out.

KO2CV is based on KO2 v1.4e which was released before overhead kicks were added. I believe they require 1mb and KO2CV limits itself to 0.5mb machines to cater for the lowest common denominator.

Guessing you mean the north west of England - whereabouts exactly? There may be someone nearby if you fancy meeting up for a KO2 night. Of course, there's always a national UK event and you are very welcome to join in.

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:54 pm
by Rodolfo
Welcome! If you ever come around south Spain, I will love to play some matches 8)

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:03 pm
by Fiery Phoenix
1 meg makes sense as noticed no ref's either

Great work that has gone into it - love the bench and the crowds

Yeah - NW of England (in Bury) would be good to have a match with like-minded individuals!

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:08 pm
by Lee W
welcome Sir!

I'm in Derby, there's some around Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bournemouth too...

I would certainly be up for some games some time, I bet we could organise a 'friendly' tournament with a handful of us and ease you in to the dark side :D


... just read that back... oooer!

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:39 pm
by Fiery Phoenix
Ha ha - full of connotations that!!!

Yeah, I am in Yorkshire with work some days, plus can travel to Wigan area, etc - not bad as East Lancs is nearby so short trip to Liverpool too - so plenty of options

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:05 pm
by Fiery Phoenix
Was a couple of more questions:

1. Great how there is an option to stop auto slides, but what is the slide bug?

2. What is disable Dino voice?

3. When you start a game on team selection - options states autofix, PBD and trapfix - yes or no. What do these relate to?

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:25 pm
by Steve Camber
Here's a great place to start where many questions are answered.

http://www.ko-gathering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12517&p=192050

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:28 pm
by Fiery Phoenix
Many thanks!

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:35 pm
by Steve Camber
1. The slide bug - your player may slide tackle instead of trap when you are nearest the ball.

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2. Dino's voice. I've added "Penalty" and "Foul" speech to the game, which was initially suspected to be from Dino himself, but there is now doubt on who's voice it really is. Anyway, it can be disabled if required.

3. APT
Autofix - prevent the players on your team who are not under your control from automatically sliding and heading the ball.
PBD - Penalty box dribble. A different dribbling mode present in player manager and also in cracked amiga disks (and elsewhere)
TrapFix - prevent the slide bug mentioned above.

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:51 pm
by durban
Welcome to the KOA mate.

Steve is the best guide to KO2 that money can buy, so stick with him whilst you find your way around :)

And bring black pudding!

regards,

Mark

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:56 pm
by Fiery Phoenix
Only the finest black pudding from the World Famous Market!

I'm pretty pants on KO2CV - noticed the skill levels have all been re-named - have they all been uplifted?

Re: Newbie (but longtime KO fan) Some Questions

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:25 pm
by alkis21
Hello Mr. Phoenix, welcome to the KOA!

Fiery Phoenix wrote:I'm pretty pants on KO2CV - noticed the skill levels have all been re-named - have they all been uplifted?


Yes they have.