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Kick Off 2 Online Tutorial v0.99b - UPDATED 8th May 2008

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:15 pm
by Steve1977
I was going to create a seperate website but thought it would be best to post this here: (Maybe this could be made a sticky?)

Before you begin the tutorial..visit the chatroom and you'l always have someone there willing to help :)

Click here >>> http://retrokick.de/irc/kickoff.php

Step 1 - Download Kick Off 2 Online -
Firstly, you need to download the KO2 Program that automates the whole WINUAE Set Up and is designed in such a way that people with no experience of WINUAE can play Kick Off without any fuss -

Download and Install to system

Once Installed...

[size=18]Step 2 - Change Display Settings
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For best results, change your display to 16Bit. To do this, go to 'Control Panel' and then 'Display' and then 'Settings'
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Step 3 - Launch KO2 Online -
Double click the 'Kick Off 2 Online' button. You will then be greeted by the following page. Leave it just the way it is
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Step 4 - Launch Kaillera -
Click the Button that says 'Launch Kaillera
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Step 5 - Join a Server -
* Enter in your username
* Change the 'Connection Type' to read: LAN 60 Keyframes
* Finally, Double click a server to join or alternatively...
* Click 'Enter IP' and type in the IP you have agreed on with another player.

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Step 6a - Creating a New Game -
Please note, whoever has the lowest Ping, usually hosts the game...
To Host a game, click the button that says 'Create New Game' then select 'K' then click 'Kick Off 2 Competition V0.89'
Now all you have to do is wait for another player to join you...once they have, click Start Game.
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[size=18]Step 6b - Joining a Server
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If you are joing a game thats already hosted...

* Click the game that is running - It will says 'Users 1/2
* Click the button that says 'Join'[/size]

and thats it!



Useful Keyboard Shortcuts in WINUAE -
F11 - Allow you to type in text to chat with the other user.
F12 - Allows you to go back to Windows. Typically, you may have to do this to swap the controllers around in the event that you are getting no response from your controller.

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:30 pm
by Bounty Bob
What's the reason for changing to 16bit?

My problem with the flashing purple/black screen that I posted in another thread aside, it seems to work ok even though my desktop is 32bit.

Looks like decent guide Steve, good job.

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:37 pm
by Redhair
Yes, you don't need to switch to 16-bit mode, if it works with 50fps in 32-bit mode ;) it's only a possible solution for all others with fps problems...

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:38 pm
by Steve1977
Bounty Bob? Want to come in the chatroom mate? have a game?

Im speaking from personal experience...but when I played SWOS with a display of 32 Bits I was having horrible problems with LAG, where the screen would freeze many times during a game.

Since changing to 16bit though, Iv had no problems whatsoever. Sometimes it may freeze, once or twice during a game but thats it (unless the server is really bad)

So id definetly recommend going to 16bit because as we all know..KO2 is fast paced and requires split section decisions. :)

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:41 pm
by Redhair
Steve1977 wrote:Bounty Bob? Want to come in the chatroom mate? have a game?

Im speaking from personal experience...but when I played SWOS with a display of 32 Bits I was having horrible problems with LAG, where the screen would freeze many times during a game.

Since changing to 16bit though, Iv had no problems whatsoever. Sometimes it may freeze, once or twice during a game but thats it (unless the server is really bad)

So id definetly recommend going to 16bit because as we all know..KO2 is fast paced and requires split section decisions. :)


I always play in 32-bit mode and without problems ;)
It really depends on your graphics card...

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:43 pm
by Steve1977
ahh, that would explain it then :) mines about 4 years old :/

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:45 pm
by Bounty Bob
Steve1977 wrote:Bounty Bob? Want to come in the chatroom mate? have a game?
Busy working at the moment but in any case, there's very little point in playing untill my joystick adapter turns up.

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:59 pm
by gdh82
Cracking tutorial, Steve! 8)

Even I can't mess up now! :D

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:59 pm
by Sid
Excellent.

I shall follow this when my usb adaptor turns up!

Redhair wrote:
Steve1977 wrote:Im speaking from personal experience...but when I played SWOS with a display of 32 Bits I was having horrible problems with LAG, where the screen would freeze many times during a game.

Since changing to 16bit though, Iv had no problems whatsoever. Sometimes it may freeze, once or twice during a game but thats it (unless the server is really bad)

So id definetly recommend going to 16bit because as we all know..KO2 is fast paced and requires split section decisions. :)


I always play in 32-bit mode and without problems ;)
It really depends on your graphics card...


Is there a minimum requirement for the graphics card to be able to play on 32bit?

:?:

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:09 pm
by Bounty Bob
Your laptop should be fine Sid.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:29 pm
by Sid
Bounty Bob wrote:Your laptop should be fine Sid.


Thanks... :)

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:31 pm
by Playaveli
Sid wrote:
Bounty Bob wrote:Your laptop should be fine Sid.


Thanks... :)


If it does not work properly on your notebook just follow this tutorial, only for notebooks!:


Problem: Kickoff / WinUAE runs very slowly with like 20-40fps on a Notebook (Pentium M, Pentium IV, Centrino)

Solution:

Step 1: Download and install http://www.diefer.de/software/sswitchxp152.exe .
Step 2: You'll now have an icon in your taskbar. There you can select "Maximum Performance"
Step 3: Reboot
Step 4: Enjoy Kickoff at Full-Speed !

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:23 pm
by Sid
playaveli wrote:http://www.diefer.de/software/sswitchxp152.exe

Hi... what is it, exactly?