dnielsen wrote:Just go to https://kickoff2.net for some KO action on your PC
[Last update May 2, 2009]
It is possible to play Kick Off 2 on any modern PC. There is a PC program (WinUAE) that emulates the Amiga. The result is 99% close to how it is to play on a real Amiga. It is also possible to play KO2 online against other humans. This Quick Step Guide will tell you how to get going in a few minutes:
There are two steps:
1) Downloading the purpose built client. This client allows for both off-line and on-line play.
2) Getting a joystick suited for Amiga games on the PC (if keyboard or joypad is not your kind of thing).
STEP 1 -- downloading and running the KO2 client:
a) Download and unzip this file:
http://ko-gathering.com/wiki/images/6/6 ... online.zip (Version 1.00)
b) Double-click the Kick Off 2 icon (WinUAEXP-RKO2K.exe). Now the WinUAE settings menu will open.
c) If you want to play in full screen mode, tick the "Full-Screen" box and select resolution 640x480, 16bit.
d) Click the "Game and I/O Ports" tab to set your controls. It is your choice for "Amiga JOY port 1" that matters.
e) Click "OK". Now Kick Off 2 will launch.
While KO2 is running, you can press F12 to enter the options menu.
Here is a brief video showing the above steps and how easy it is to get started:
To play online, there are a couple more steps to do. Go here for the Online Quick Step Guide:
STEP 2 -- play with an authentic Amiga joystick
To play KO2 (and other Amiga games) with a proper joystick on a PC, you have two options:
1) Buy this Joystick:
It is a remake of the old popular Competition Pro Joystick for the Amiga, with a USB stick to the PC (it also comes in a 9pin version that can be used with an Amiga). It is a joystick of good all-round quality.
(If you choose to buy the joystick from another seller, make sure you are buying the new model manufactured by SPEED-Link. There was another recent remake from another manufacturer of much worse quality.)
2) The second option is to buy two things:
a) An Amiga-9pin-to-PC-USB adapter.
b) Your old favorite Amiga Joystick.
You can buy an Amiga-to-PC adapter at one of these two places:
http://www.raphnet-tech.com/products/at ... y=Adapters
http://www.atariage.com/store/product_i ... cts_id=267
Both sellers have been used by KOA members without problems.
To buy an old Amiga Joystick, look at Ebay. You can probably find your favorite model there (maybe a bit of patience will help if you used a rare model). You may also find an adapter at Ebay.
The advantage of option 2 is that you can then also use your joystick in official live KO2 tournaments. These tournaments are of course played on real Amigas
Where to download the zip file? because
the download link is broken