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Be a Goal-Scoring Superstar Hero!

Sensible World of Soccer, the ultimate installment of the 1990s favorite pixelated sports game, with in-depth management options and over 29 000 real-life players you can pick for your dream-team, is now available on GOG.com, for only $5.99.

This game occupies a unique place in history: considered Best Amiga Game of All Time (by Amiga Power) and included in Stanford University's list of "the ten most important video games of all time" alongside such groundbreaking titles as Space Wars, Tetris, SimCity and Doom, there is more to this sports game than you might think. So what makes it such an amazing title? It combines an elegant simplicity of gameplay--there are eight directions of travel and single key to pass, shoot, head, and interact with the game--with authenticity and a deep career mode, where you must manage an entire soccer club or team as well as play the games.

In Sensible World of Soccer the controls are simple, but don't think the game is easy; it realistically models all of the players who were active in the sport at the time, and while if your finger-twitching skills aren't up to snuff you can still watch your team's games unfold in Coach Mode, you'll find that the A.I. poses a respectable challenge regardless of whether you're playing on the field or managing your team in the league.

Don't be fooled by the fact that this football--erm, soccer--game lacks the features of the most recent FIFA games Sensible World of Soccer is a true gem, and one that clearly has inspired the entire genre of sports games. Get it now for only $5.99 on GOG.com.
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Rincewind81: Where is the german language?
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JudasIscariot: Score a goal and you'll hear the commentator speak in German :D.
Sorry, but you are advertising the game with language support for the following languages:

English, French, Italian, German

Thats why i bought the game. And the version seems to be english only. Only one installer and no ingame option to switch the language.
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JudasIscariot: Score a goal and you'll hear the commentator speak in German :D.
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Rincewind81: Sorry, but you are advertising the game with language support for the following languages:

English, French, Italian, German

Thats why i bought the game. And the version seems to be english only. Only one installer and no ingame option to switch the language.
You switch languages from within the game instead of a seperate launcher or installer. This would explain why an old DOS game weighs in at approx. 250 MB :D.

edit: I double checked before we released that any language we advertise on the card actually works :D.
Post edited February 21, 2013 by JudasIscariot
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JudasIscariot: You switch languages from within the game instead of a seperate launcher or installer. This would explain why an old DOS game weighs in at approx. 250 MB :D.
How?

The main screen and first screen after loading:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13135711/Mainscreen%2B.PNG

The options menu:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13135711/options.PNG
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JudasIscariot: You switch languages from within the game instead of a seperate launcher or installer. This would explain why an old DOS game weighs in at approx. 250 MB :D.
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Rincewind81: How?

The main screen and first screen after loading:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13135711/Mainscreen%2B.PNG

The options menu:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13135711/options.PNG
Mmmh, check if there is an install.exe/setup.exe you can run. I kind of remember there was an option to switch languages very easily.
Finally! Very happy to see SWoS, had lot of fun playing the series on the Amiga.

Just one note for GOG staff: please, try not to use non-integer scaling and JPGs for screenshots, especially for pixel-art games :(
This is not relevant only for this game, in fact I'm sure this has been already brought up several times in the past. It really does a disservice to the games.
Also, 710x443?!? Just using 640 for the horizontal resolution of screenshots would probably help for the majority of old games.
Post edited February 21, 2013 by uchos
Ahh.. I keep on the wishlist for later buy. As for this week: Larry wins.
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JudasIscariot: You switch languages from within the game instead of a seperate launcher or installer. This would explain why an old DOS game weighs in at approx. 250 MB :D.
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Rincewind81: How?

The main screen and first screen after loading:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13135711/Mainscreen%2B.PNG

The options menu:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13135711/options.PNG
The seperate languages for SWOS 96/97 can be found in your Start menu. So the path is Start > GOG.com > Sensible World of Soccer > your language preference. I hope that helps :D
Another game which was much better on Amiga...
And bought :) So many great memories connected to this game, especially on the Amiga. It was such a joystick killer :)
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amok: Another game which was much better on Amiga...
Yeah, but that was a period when Amiga was actually a better computer than PC. It didn't last long though ;)
Not familiar with this release

I don't mean to be a buzzkill or anything here but...this came out in 96, right?

Why do the graphics look so weak in this case? I'm sure that this is a great game, it's just that this is the first thing that caught me
Loved this on the atari st
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Roman5: Not familiar with this release

I don't mean to be a buzzkill or anything here but...this came out in 96, right?

Why do the graphics look so weak in this case? I'm sure that this is a great game, it's just that this is the first thing that caught me
Beacuse this game wasn't about graphics, it was pure fun :) And the banana kick :)
Great release. It's one of the games I played the hell out of on my Atari ST back when I started gaming, along with Civ and Pirates.

Now to unearth my joystick from wherever I might have stored it.


Edit: OK, I don't mean to complain, but you really need to give us an easy way of changing the control scheme that was present in the original (as explained at the beginning of the manual). The default one is serviceable, but far from ideal.
Post edited February 21, 2013 by mystral
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mystral: Edit: OK, I don't mean to complain, but you really need to give us an easy way of changing the control scheme that was present in the original (as explained at the beginning of the manual). The default one is serviceable, but far from ideal.
Run "INSTALL.EXE" in your game folder.

I did that and had no problems with resetting the buttons (Windows XP).