PC Version Information

Discussion in 'Rugby Video Games & Apps' started by lazy_chesnut, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. lazy_chesnut

    lazy_chesnut Guest

    I have learned a few things from playing this game which people may want to know.

    The following only applies to the PC version as far as I know.

    If I can think of any more at a later date, I will post them here.

    * Dummies are in - hold pass in one direction, then press the other
    * PC game controls are really tough to get, especially in defence. It cannot be changed in the games menus, but I'm sure with a bit of modding.......
    * The graphics are great. The animations look very very smooth. When I was playing as Leicester, and the players got all muddy, it looked VERY, VERY impressive.
    * There does appear to be a slight problem as Lox mentioned with the tackle animations beginning and therefore stopping you from passing. However, on the flip-side, sometimes you appear to *almost* offload the ball, and this works very well to put players through gaps.
    * The way which you control the player who is about to receive the ball when passing works well, as you can cut back on angles.
    * Passing inside works really well, and looks great and realistic also
    * There are only 4 body shapes in the player editor - added as an afterthought surely.
    * You cannot choose the player's kicking foot in the Player Editor.
    * The ball moves through the air differently in the PC version to the PS2 version. There is no "torpedo" goal kicking, the ball rotates backwards like it should.
    * Mauls work well - as the maul begins to slow, add another player to get it moving quicker again.
    * Maximum screen resolution - 1024x768
    * There are adjustable sliders in the in-game options for "knock-ons", "injuries", and "fatigue".
    * Olivier Magne got a yellow card in the third match I played for collapsing a maul.
    * Ball physics are dodgy.
    * If you get tackled as you are just about to pass, you run the risk of knocking the ball on.
    * Players with good passing stats lead their runners into gaps well.
    * The scrummie does not throw the ball away that often - it's no real problem
    * The game runs nice and smoothly on my computer, even though I have not a very good setup - laptop, 2.something GHz, with i think either a 64 Mb gfx card, or 2 32 MB chips. But the game runs fine.

    EDIT: Looking at apost asking about loading times. I don't even remember waiting for it to load, it's that quick.

    Hell that's quite a lot.

    Any questions, if asked politely and written in English will be answered if I know the answer.


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  3. BOKean

    BOKean Guest

    what are the keys for defence/ offense?

    I know it is a lot, but if you can... thanks
  4. Los Lover

    Los Lover Guest

    BOKean - why?

    you will use a controller anyway! yeah?

    here's s'thing much easier:

    How effective are the dummies? Why would others think they didn't exist? Must be some explanation?


    PS - is extra time done properly this time (in other words - an actual period of time)

    cher bro.... [​IMG]
  5. tokomoe

    tokomoe Guest

    I cant dummy using that method "in a game" Ive tried like buggery and i wish you could but the only thing that looks like a dummy when i play it is when your running to the right on the practise pitch and press i think L then R (I have a analgue joystick for my PC)and it does do a little dummy animation but its weirds me out that it only works in one passing direction (i think to your right) and when your running to the right side of the screen. Every other direction hell always just throw a pass.

    And about the tackle animation stopping you from passing it does stop you a little early but like any footy game i always press pass way earlier than when the ball actually gets passed [​IMG]

    Also 1280 x 1024 is the max screen resolution i can get and since some people didnt believe me when i say this heres proof....

  6. BOKean

    BOKean Guest

    i hate using a controller - i dont know why but i find keyboard easier - must be cause im south african??? [​IMG]
  7. Los Lover

    Los Lover Guest

    My bad! As you were...

  8. tokomoe

    tokomoe Guest

    Mate how do you play with a keyboard? In this game they havent rewired the keyboard driver so you can only hold two keys down at a time without your PC beaping at ya! And that renders the game virtually impossible to play. Maybe its just my setup but im pretty sure you'll have this problem... [​IMG]
  9. lazy_chesnut

    lazy_chesnut Guest



    space - sprint
    a - pass left
    d - pass right
    s - punt kick
    e - drop goal
    q - grubber, i would guess (haven't tried it)
    w - possibly up-and-under

    a/d (hold) + d/a - dummy pass direction a/d

    q - sidestep left
    e - sidestep right
    w - body angle dip (shoulder charge)
    s - attempt hand-off

    These can all be done sprinting.


    a - pass to backs, left
    d - pass to backs, right
    shift - pass to close forward left
    space - pass to close forward right
    q/e - pick and go left/right
    w - box kick
    up/down/left/right - set plays
    s - add players to ruck/maul

    In a maul press direction to push. Pressing sideways across the pitch can roll the maul to a certain extent.


    shift - change player
    s - attempt diving tackle - use sparingly!
    s - add players to ruck/maul
    up/down/left/right - choose corresponding set defense formation.

    directions - push
    s - feed ball
    q - hook
    then pasing is the same as from rucks.

    I will try doing a number8 pickup.

    I think that's about it.

    If I've missed something obvious, please let me know
  10. BOKean

    BOKean Guest

    Dang! - may just have to start getting used to the gamepad then

    in madden nfl 2005 i am ranked in the top 150 in the world(millions play that game) using a keyboard - and that is one of the most complex games (keys wise)
  11. Los Lover

    Los Lover Guest

    well hell! That explains difficulty with dummy then doesn't it...

    move + pass + pass again = 3 buttons!! lol!

    that's one too many!!

    Locksley man! You've lost it! How can there be dummy!!? What are you on son! Send me some you hogger!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  12. BOKean

    BOKean Guest

    thanks lazy chesnut!
  13. lazy_chesnut

    lazy_chesnut Guest

    Yeah but I have a laptop, and laptops can take more keypresses due to the nature of the layout.
  14. tokomoe

    tokomoe Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    I hear where your coming from Ive played heaps of games where im sure ive been using alot more than 2 keys at once. But when i had this problem with rugby 2005 i looked into it and its because the developer hasnt taken the time to write like an adapter (driver) for the keyboard which allows it to overcome this problem.
  15. BOKean

    BOKean Guest

    I hear where your coming from Ive played heaps of games where im sure ive been using alot more than 2 keys at once. But when i had this problem with rugby 2005 i looked into it and its because the developer hasnt taken the time to write like an adapter (driver) for the keyboard which allows it to overcome this problem. [/b][/quote]
    Thanks alot EA - YOU SUCK THE BALLS
    Lazy fools
  16. umosay

    umosay Guest

    Tokomoe do u have an ATI video card?
  17. jimmy44

    jimmy44 Guest

    Thanks for the overview, good stuff!

    In what way is the passing different in the PC version?

  18. tokomoe

    tokomoe Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    No I dont? I have a Nvidia GeForce 5600 FX Card, not top of the market but maybe brand is related to the problem? Weird [​IMG]
  19. umosay

    umosay Guest

    hmm all people with ATI can't go above 1024, is this the prob? surely not
  20. Springbok

    Springbok Guest

    Can Someone with the game please please please give me the Bulls super 12 team lineup with stats?

    Thank you!
  21. lazy_chesnut

    lazy_chesnut Guest

    Did I say that?
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