Play Kick Off 2 on your PC -- Quick Step Guide

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Re: Play Kick Off 2 on your PC -- Quick Step Guide

Postby vdsf1 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:41 am

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:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15384


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:

http://www.vesalia.de/e_competitionusb.htm

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 :P


Where to download the zip file? because
the download link is broken
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Re: Play Kick Off 2 on your PC -- Quick Step Guide

Postby Steve Camber » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:49 am

I think that zip is lost.

Anyway, that's just old tech. Get up to date with KO2 on your PC via https://kickoff2.net
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Re: Play Kick Off 2 on your PC -- Quick Step Guide

Postby vdsf1 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:52 am

Steve Camber wrote:I think that zip is lost.

Anyway, that's just old tech. Get up to date with KO2 on your PC via https://kickoff2.net


But is there a new zip file that i can download?
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Re: Play Kick Off 2 on your PC -- Quick Step Guide

Postby Steve Camber » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:31 pm

No new zip, but I've uploaded an older one.

https://playkickoff.com/Ko2cv099online.zip
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