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                                                                    For PC
                            S O C C E R ' 9 9
                       Version 0.3 (Jan 12th 1999)
                  By : Stephan Lee (liewanto@mailcity.com)
    Copyright protected.1998.All right reserved.This FAQs is written by the author.
    No part of this could be reproduced without the prior writer's permission.
    This Faq is allowed for individual use but not for commercial use or publishing.
    No part of this FAQs could be re-edited without the writer's permission.Any 
    enquires or additional info about the game may contact the author through 
    email liewanto@mailcity.com. Fifa Soccer '99 developed by EA Sport. Reach 
    their page at www.easports.com.
    This FAQs is original and based on the author's own experiences and 
    strategies. Any tips and strategies are welcomed to submit.
    Table of Contents
     1. System Requirements
     2. Features
     3. Setting up the game
     4. Game Mode
     5. Team Management
     6. Edit your players & teams
     7. Playing the game
        a. keyboard
        b. gravis grip controller
     8. Tips & Tricks
     9. Music Information
    10. Acknowledgement
       Minimum     : Pentium 100, 16MB Ram, keyboard/mouse, CD Rom 4x, 
                     Modem 22,8 kbps, Windows 95, Compatible sound card.
       Recommended : Pentium 200 or better, 32MB Ram, 6 button gamepad, 
                     CD Rom 12x, Modem 56 kbps, Windows 98, 3Dfx Card
                     64 megs sound card.
     2. FEATURES
       - Play as and against 250 Club teams from the greatest Leagues 
         in the world. Including USA, Spain,England, Brazil, Italy, France, 
         Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Scotland, Belgium and Netherlands Leagues.
       - Players now have different heights (even not really "different")
       - 19 new high class stadiums around the world. There are Kiev(Dynamo Kyiv)
         Lisbon(Benfica), Liverpool(Liverpool), London(Arsenal), Madrid(Real-
         Madrid or Atletico), Old Trafford(Manchester United), Milan(AC Milan or
         Inter), Monaco(AS Monaco), Munich(Bayern Munich), Paris(Paris St Germain), 
         Rotterdam(Feyenoord), Trondheim(Rosenborg), Turin(Juventus), 
         Barcelona(Barcelona), Copenhagen(Brondby), Istanbul(Galatasaray), 
         Gottenburg(FC Gotenborg), Dortmund(Borussia Dormund), and Glasgow
         (Glasgow Rangers)
         *The Teams the brackets is using the stadium as their home stadium*
       - New real-time lighting effects give players an unprecedented level 
         of realism & improved control make your player handling the ball easily.
       - Game's artificial intelligence delivers better support for more 
         realistic wing play and more responsive tackling.
       - EA SPORTS' vision of the future-Play competition of the best club teams 
         in Europe. A league with the best teams in Europe consisting of 
         AC Milan, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Brondby,
         Dortmund, Dynamo Kiev, Feyenoord, Galatasaray, Gotenborg, Rosenborg     
         Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool,Manchester United, Monaco, 
         Paris St. Germain, Rangers, Real Madrid. 
       - Bringing the game into life with player head-tracking, in-stadium 
         lighting, night games, and improved player animations.
       - Multiplayer Network via modem/internet.(1-20 players)
       - Create and play in your own Cups and Leagues - select between 
         2 to 24 teams and apply a cup or league structure to test your 
         soccer skills. 
       - New Semi-Automatic goal keepers will allow you to tell the keeper 
         when to run out for the ball. 
       - Holland International Dennis Bergkamp will be featured in the box.
       - Match Select Screen : Go to the Match Select Screen to choose a game 
         mode, set options, edit teams, or load a saved game.
       - Options Menu : The Options Menu is comprised of 3 sections: Match 
         Options, Gameplay Options, and Audio/Visual Options. Click the tabs 
         on the right to go to the desired screen.
       - Match Options : Use this screen to set your match options, including 
         length of half, clock options, weather conditions, and more.
       - Gameplay Options : Use this screen to set the difficulty level and 
         set up rules on the field. Options include: Offsides, Injuries, 
         Referee Strictness, Substitutions, Fatigue, and more.
       - Audio/Visual Options : Sets your sound and screen options.
     4. GAME MODE
       - Friendly Match : A friendly match is a single match between 2 teams 
         of your choice. No cards, injuries, stats, or fouls carry over between 
         friendly matches. You can match up any team from any league to play 
         against each other.
       - Golden Goal Matches : Instead of being a timed affair, teams play a set 
         goal total (1-10 goals). The team who scores the preset number of goals 
         first wins.
       - Training : Practice your skills in a custom, competitive area. Choose 
         your team then choose the drills you wish to run.
         Training Scenario           Attack side              Defend side
         * Penalty Shootout          try to score         try to catch the ball
                                   (as a kick taker)        (as a goal keeper)
         * Free Kick                 try to score         try to clears the ball
                                  from any directions        from your area
         * Corners                   try to score         try to clears the ball
                                   can use volleying         from your area
                                    or bicycle kick
         * Training Match            try to score         try to clears the danger
                                      as usually                 & score
         * See the Movement List in playing the game section.
       - European Dream League : Take one of 20 of Europe's top clubs and compete
         throughout a whole season. Once you reach the end of the season, the top
         two teams from each group advance to a home and away Semi-Final series 
         with the winners meeting in the Finals.
       - Season Mode : Take control of a team in any one of 15 FIFA 99 league or 
         cup competitions. You can also create your own customized league or cup.
       - League : Choose from Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, 
         Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and USA.
       - Cup : Choose from 3 European Cups, champions cup, Uefa cup or Winners cup.
       - Custom League : Create your own league structure and choose teams.
       - Custom Cup : Create your own Cup tournament and select the teams.
       - You can access the Team Management menu from the Match Select, Standings
         screen, or from the in-game menu. Use the In-Game Management to change 
         formations, positioning, and strategies on the fly.
       - Starting Lineup : to change the starting lineup or substitute players, 
         select the first player then select the second player and they are 
         automatically swapped. To toggle the pitch or field, click on the 
         field/table icon above.
       - Transfers : Buy or exchange player from another team 
       - Kick Takers : Click the player name next to the type of kick that you 
         wish to change. Click on the name of the player you want to take the 
       - you can customize player appearances (hair color, skin color, etc), name
         team shirts, aggresion (calm or nutter), etc.
         Also you can build a player to excel at his position by changing 
         10 different skills or change his position, the skills are numbered 1-16
         the highest number mean the greater skill of your player. 
         Click the Save Changes Icon to save the changes.
          a. Keyboard
          BASIC MOVES/OFFENSE      
          Movement                    : Arrow Keys
          Pass                        : S
          Shoot                       : D
          Acceleration                : W 
          Lob                         : A
          Evade Tackle                : Q
          Shimmy to Left              : CTRL or CTRL + S
          Shimmy to Right             : ALT or ALT + S
          360 degrees Spin to Left    : CTRL (x2) or CTRL + D
          360 degrees Spin to Right   : ALT (x2) or ALT + D
          Flick over                  : ALT + A
          Various Fakes               : CTRL + Arrow Keys
          Double Step Over            : ALT + E
          Rainbow Kick                : CTRL + A
          Dive/pretend to fall        : CTRL + Q or ALT + Q
          Step Over Nutmeg            : CTRL + E
          Back Wingers Move Up        : Z
          Center Move Forward Up      : X
          Change IGM                  : Space
          Movement                    : Arrow Keys
          Tackle                      : D
          Sliding Tackle              : A
          Intentional Foul            : Q
          Acceleration                : W
          Activate Manual Golie       : ALT
          Try Offside Trap            : C
          Attack Pressure             : V
          Change IGM                  : Space
          BALL IN AIR 
          Movement                    : Arrow Keys
          Powerful Header to Goal     : D
          Low Header Pass             : S
          High Header Pass            : A
          Bicycle Kick                : D (x2)
          Low Special Kick Pass       : S (x2)
          High Special Kick Pass      : A (x2)
          Intentional Foul            : Q
          Acceleration                : W
          Activate Manual Goalkeeper  : ALT
          Change IGM                  : Space
          Move Target/Arrow           : Arrow Keys
          Curve to Right              : ALT
          Curve to Left               : CTRL
          Change Kick Mode            : W
          Take Shoot                  : D or S or A
          Change IGM                  : Space
          Controller Menu                 : 1
          Team Management                 : 2
          Options                         : 3
          Instant Replay                  : 4
          Match Statistics                : 5
          Scoring Summary                 : 6
          Bookings Summary                : 7
          Toggle Radar                    : 8
          Toggle Sound                    : 0
          Tele Cam                        : F1
          Sideline Cam                    : F2
          Action Cam                      : F3
          Goal Cam                        : F4
          Stadium Cam                     : F5
          Shoulder Cam                    : F6
          Ball Cam                        : F7
          Tower Cam                       : F8
          Chat (Network/Modem Only)       : F9
          Quit Match                      : F10
          Hangup (Network/Modem Only)     : F11
          Quit to Windows                 : F12
          Pause                           : Esc
          Toggle Field Textures (Software Rendering Only)   : Y
          Toggle Stadium Textures (Software Rendering Only) : T
          Increase Screen Size (Software Rendering Only)    : -
          Decrease Screen Size (Software Rendering Only)    : +
          b. Gravis grip controller
          Pass                             : B
          Lob                              : A
          Shoot                            : C
          Acceleration                     : Y
          Evade Tackle                     : X
          Through Pass                     : Z
          Skill Mode                       : L/R
          Switch Player                    : B
          Slide Tackle                     : A
          Tackle                           : C                                            
          Acceleration                     : Y
          Intentional Foul                 : X                                           
          Header to Goal                   : C
          Head to Teammate's Head          : A
          Head to Teammate's Feet          : B                                           
          Volley or Bicycle Kick Shot      : C(2X)
          Volley to Teammate's Head        : A(2X)
          Volley to Teammate's Feet        : B(2X)
          Rainbow Kick                     : L + A
          Lateral Left                     : L + B
          360 Spin Left                    : L + C
          Step Over Nutmeg                 : L + Z
          Dive/pretend to fall             : L/R + X
          Flick Over                       : R + A
          Lateral Right                    : R + B
          360 Spin Right                   : R + C
          Double Step Over                 : R + Z
          Keeper Charge                    : R
          Pick up the ball                 : X
          Drop the ball                    : Y
          Throw                            : A/B
          Punt                             : C
          Cycle View                       : Z
          Move Target Arrow                : D-Pad 
          Ball Follows Arrow Path          : A / B / C
          Add Ball Spin Left               : L
          Add Ball Spin Right              : R
          Target Shot                      : D-Pad
          Switch Kicking Side              : A
          Switch Shooter                   : B
          Shoot                            : C
          Move Along Line                  : D-Pad
          Attempt Save                     : A / B / C
     8. TIPS & TRICKS
       - For the first time it'll be hard to find Ronaldo, the Brazilian superstar
         Actually Ronaldo is named G.SILVA in Fifa'99 for PC, find him in 
         Inter Milan or Brazil subtitute players you can change his name 
         in the player edit mode and then put him into Inter Milan or Brazil
         Starting Lineup. (usually his position is right forward)
       - Juventus, Inter, Manchester United, Arsenal are the best team to
         date with.
       - The full instalation is the best option for best peformance of Fifa'99.
       - Try not to bring the ball alone, cause it's easy to tackle. Pass through
         all you players, make sure that you pass to the right direction.
         If you find it's hard to do, go to the practice section.
       - Use the flick over skills to pass through 2 or more opponent's defender.
       - IGM is an automatic strategy you can control during play. Press
         Space to activate it. There are 3 kind of IGM. IGM 1 is the default
         formation, IGM 2 is ultra defensive formation, IGM 3 is attacking 
         formation. So you must learn when you should use IGM 1, 2, or 3.
       - Evade Sliding tackle with Q (Keyboard) / X (Gravis) button. 
         Learn to do it at the right time.
       - The Z (Gravis) Button is use to through pass, but you can score with it 
         the accuracy is better than B button.
         When you go one on one against the goalkeeper press Z + D-Pad.
       - If you play against the computer the best way to get the ball from them 
         is using tackle (not slide tackle) 
       - Corner Kick is the best opportunity to score, so don't miss it.
         Cycle your view and then switch players until you find your main 
         striker (ec Ronaldo in Inter Milan) then try to do a bicycle kick, 
         usually works.
       - Every players has skills number, the highest number he has, the greater 
         skills he has (it numbered between 1-16)
       - Ronaldo, Alessandro Del Piero, Gabriel Batistuta, Dennis Bergkamp
         are the samples of the player who has higher speed & technique.
       - The other cool features is the free camera, it requires your mouse.
         Choose free cam option from camera view option, to zoom in on a replay, 
         move the cursor to the top of the screen then right click the mouse, to 
         zoom out on a replay, move the cursor to the bottom of the screen then 
         right click the mouse, to raise the camera, move the cursor to the top of the 
         screen, then left click the mouse, to lower the camera, move the cursor 
         to the bottom of the screen, then left click the mouse, to rotate the 
         camera left/right, move the cursor to the left or right edge of the 
         screen, then left click the mouse.
       - I find that there are so much patch files for Fifa'99 in the Internet.
         It's kinda fun to have/add more cool features in our PC Fifa'99 game.
         To find it try the search engine like Yahoo with the keyword "fifa'99"
         Have fun.
       FIFA'99 featuring some cool music you can even listen it via internet
       in Real Audio format, visit http://www.astralwerks.com
       Written by F. Slim, John Winford Terr and John Barry (c) 1998 
       Polygram International  Publishing Ltd., Robbins Music Corp.and 
       Gold Forever Music Inc.administered by MCA Performed by Fatboy Slim
       Recording courtesy of Astralwerks under license from Skint Records
       Written by Justin Robertson Published by Reverb Music Ltd
       Performed by Lion Rock (P) 1998 BMG Entertainment International 
       UK & Ireland Limited Taken from the album "City Delirious"
       NAKED AND ASHAMED (Remix)
       Written and composed by Marvin Beaver (c) 1997 Marvin Beaver
       Reproduced and published by kind permission of Sherlock Holmes Music Ltd.
       Performed by Dylan Rhymes(P) 1996 Junior Recordings Limited
       Recording courtesy of Junior Boys Own 
       Written and composed by Scott Hardkiss (c) 1997 Chrysalis Music Ltd.
       All Publishing rights in the United States and Canada administered 
       by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)International Copyright Secured.  All Rights Reserved.
       Performed by God Within Recording under license from Hardkiss
       GOTTA LEARN (Dub Pistols Sick Junkey Remix)
       Written by Massimo Bonaddio and Dan Carey (c) Rumour Records Limited
       Published by Complete Music Limited and Rumour Music Publishing
       Performed by DanMass(P) 1997 Rumour Music/Complete Music
       Recording under license from Rumour Records Limited
       PASSION (Harley Mix)
       Written by Brian Natonski (c) 1998 Astralwerks Published by Fatal Data
       Performed by Gearwhore(P) 1998 Astralwerks Licensed courtesy of Astralwerk
       Thanks to anyone who helped my finished this Fifa'99 FAQs for PC.
       Also thanks to Gamefaqs for keeping this FAQs. Great Site, no doubt !
       This time i work alone, but please if you have new idea or critics
       don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks again to EA Sports, you really
       care about our need of great soccer games. "Rockafeller Skank" is kick 
                       * Stephan Lee (liewanto@mailcity.com) *