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

Talk about EVERYTHING related to Kick Off 1 + 2.

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
dnielsen
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 691
Joined: Sat May 03, 2008 9:19 pm
Location: Copenhagen

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

Postby dnielsen » Fri May 01, 2009 6:44 pm

[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
Last edited by dnielsen on Sat May 02, 2009 3:00 pm, edited 5 times in total.
User avatar
dnielsen
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 691
Joined: Sat May 03, 2008 9:19 pm
Location: Copenhagen

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

Postby dnielsen » Sat May 02, 2009 11:04 am

Place-holder for possible additional info.

-----------------

There is another option for off-line play (the one above uses the purpose built client for KO2): You can use the general WinUAE client and play KO2 here as well as any other Amiga game. Go here for a simple video tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=e ... Q1jYn6WKwg

In KOA, we use a "Competition Version" of KO2, the KO2CV. You can get the ADF of the latest version here:
http://www.ko-gathering.com/forum/viewt ... =5&t=14759

----------------
Last edited by dnielsen on Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:50 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
gdh82
6000+ Poster!
6000+ Poster!
Posts: 6197
Joined: Fri May 26, 2006 8:16 pm
Location: Birmingham, England

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

Postby gdh82 » Thu May 07, 2009 7:38 pm

Nice one Dagh. This will be very useful to many visitors to the site. I'll link to it via the Everything you'll ever need to know about KO2 and more! thread.
All the goals, the stats, the stories & more from the KO2 WC 2011 - please click here

And click here for everything you'll ever need to know about KO2!
kofoed
2000+ Poster!
2000+ Poster!
Posts: 2243
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Contact:

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

Postby kofoed » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:48 am

i've ordered an adaptor now... to be prepared for KO2PC and to start playing online..... really tempted by that renegade video....
Played 8 World Cups
2001:10th(out of 30), 2002:19th(26), 2006:21st(50), 2008:25th(41), 2009:10th(34), 2010: 11th(46), 2014: 11th(26) 2015 8th(38).
User avatar
hogstrom
1000+ Poster!
1000+ Poster!
Posts: 1437
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:11 pm
Location: Osterund, Sweden
Contact:

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

Postby hogstrom » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:52 am

I have been tempted for a long time trying online ko2, should order an adapter myself one day...
Btw, thanks for the guide Dagh. When i finally sort this adapter out, im sure that will be of great use for me.
By car, Kickoff2-record traveller! Ostersund/Dusseldorf +3,750 km during +55 hours
Wcups: 2005 (29:th), 2006 (15:th), 2007 (6:th), 2008 (6:th), --, 2010 (12:th), --, --, --, 2014 (5:th), 2015 (12:th)...
User avatar
dnielsen
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 691
Joined: Sat May 03, 2008 9:19 pm
Location: Copenhagen

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

Postby dnielsen » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:26 pm

Good news, my Swedish brothers!

Jacob, if you can't wait for your adaptor to arrive, you are also always welcome to take the train and visit me for some off-line Kick Off 2 (we might entice Nick to come and play too).
User avatar
Logos
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 401
Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 4:53 pm

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

Postby Logos » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:04 am

kofoed wrote:i've ordered an adaptor now... to be prepared for KO2PC and to start playing online..... really tempted by that renegade video....


That's the spirit!

I'm glad you liked the video Jacob, I look forward to you joing us online. Also, Oliver played with us the other night for the first time, which was great fun.

John, get that adaptor ordered and join us! :wink:
buistyboy
Posting is free!!!
Posting is free!!!
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:20 pm

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

Postby buistyboy » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:34 pm

hi there.

kick off 2 is far and away the best game i have ever played. i still have the amiga but it is temperamental and tends to crash. so when i found this guide to play it on the laptop i was over the moon. however, having loaded it up as per the above instructions, it runs slowly, with each second taking about 3 seconds in real time. the lap top is only 2 years old so i wouldnt have thought that was the problem. Have i not done something right for it to run at full speed? I'd be grateful if anyone had any ideas how to resolve this, i want to play it soooo much. Thanks.
Freshmaker
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 12006
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2002 12:00 am
Location: Humlebæk, Denmark
Contact:

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

Postby Freshmaker » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:51 pm

Been trying it on laptop earlier, but didn't wanna work. Can't remember the reason, but desktops are generally better (if I'm not totally wrong...)
-----------------------------
Jørn F.M.
Founding member of FÖKOF (and FAKO).
The Aftertouch Podcast.
Wayne's and Nick's Carreer Ender
Manager of The People's Lockout!
Il portiere è mongoloide!
buistyboy
Posting is free!!!
Posting is free!!!
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:20 pm

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

Postby buistyboy » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:33 pm

thanks freshmaker.

I've found it runs at correct speed so long as i do not select full screen, but then click the full dcreen icon at top right hand side. my brother has now downloaded too, and we tried to connect together to play online but had no luck. went into my router to open port forwarding thing but at that point it gets a bit unclear exactly what i should put where. when we both click mark as ready nothing happens. can you point me to the best place to get specialised advice in getting this up and running please?
User avatar
Steve Camber
Mad! 7000+ poster!
Mad! 7000+ poster!
Posts: 7523
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Sheffield, England
Contact:

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

Postby Steve Camber » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:55 pm

Try http://portforward.com to help with the router setup, and keep us updated with your progress!
--
SteveC - Kick Off engineer - Ranked somewhere waaaay down the list
18 Dec 2003 - "One day I'm going to disassemble the 68000 code, and find out exactly what's going on in there!! "

Ask me about online KO2 :)
User avatar
gdh82
6000+ Poster!
6000+ Poster!
Posts: 6197
Joined: Fri May 26, 2006 8:16 pm
Location: Birmingham, England

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

Postby gdh82 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:19 am

Welcome to the forum, buistyboy. :) These things can be a pain to get set-up but once done, it'll be worth it.

buistyboy wrote:I've found it runs at correct speed so long as i do not select full screen


Are you using the suggesting display settings, 640x480, 16bit ?

buistyboy wrote:can you point me to the best place to get specialised advice in getting this up and running please?


Right here! Hopefully between us all we can help you out. If you're still having difficulties, post as much details as possible about the settings your using. There's also this thread in case it contains anything else you haven't tried. Good luck!
All the goals, the stats, the stories & more from the KO2 WC 2011 - please click here

And click here for everything you'll ever need to know about KO2!
buistyboy
Posting is free!!!
Posting is free!!!
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:20 pm

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

Postby buistyboy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:32 am

hi again and thanks for the replies. you guys make me feel very welcome and i appreciate your helpfulness. To answer your queries, i am setting it up as 640 x 480 16 bit, with laptop set up as 16 bit too. as i say, it runs slow if i also click full screen, but if i leave it smaller, then it is also slow until i click the full screen icon on top right hand of screen. then i have the same smaller screen but now with a black border to fill screen and it runs at correct screen.

Where the online problem lies, my brother and i both tried to open port 28667 manually as per the guide, but my brother ended up losing his internet connection altogehter lol, and while i got the port forwarding/triggering page, i wasnt 100% sure what to put in. for service name i wasnt sure if i could just choose a name that i knew would relate to kickoff but have put WINUAEXP-PKO2K.exe anyway. for serice type, i chose TCP/UDP. For starting port and ending port i put the 27886. It then asks for server i.p address and i wasnt sure what i put there. tried my own i.p and it said failed, needs to be lan i.p or something like that. I downloaded the link kindly provided by Steve, but it seems to require a payment which to be honest i can't really afford to pay at the moment, and i feel i am close to getting there. If you could clarify the server i.p address that could help. And if i get that sorted, can i be a host for my brother to play me without him doing anything more. (he has downloaded the winuae etc no problem). there is also a line in the instructions that says "b) ALL PLAYERS should make sure that the program WINUAEXP-PKO2K.exe is allowed to accept incoming and outgoing TCP and UDP connection from internet". how can i check that is the case? Once again, i appreciate your assistance and would love to be able to join you guys for a game online sometime soon (not that i'm much good lol). cheers.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests