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    Unofficial FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
    FIFA Soccer 96 by Electronic Arts
    Release 2.21
    
    Written by Guy Saner
    -Email (fifa96@iscon.demon.co.uk)
    -Web Page (http://www.iscon.demon.co.uk)
    Email me with any contributions, queries or problems.
    
    
    Contributors
    -------------
    
    Ow Khiam Wei     (eng50092@leonis.nus.sg)
    Thomas Yang      (tgy119@mail.usask.ca)
    Coen van Duiven  (c.p.van.duiven@pi.net)
    Stan Olson       (solso@msilink.com)
    Thomas Niggl     (thomsi@tcp.co.uk)
    Mark Todd        (pak06539@pixie.co.za)
    R. Tsang         (wtsang@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca)
    Paul Gregory     (pgregory@uic.edu)
    Phil Armstrong   (phila@stretch.win-uk.net)
    Chris R.         (cmdjj@berkshire.net)
    Dao Q. Nguyen    (dqnguyen@koptsv01.delcoelect.com)
    Ted Siraki       (arno.siraki@utoronto.ca)
    Erick Ardila T.  (erardila@usc.unal.edu.co)
    Kim Hansen       (santas@post1.tele.dk)
    Stef             (menardai@lola.univ-lemans.fr)
    Paul Cowan       (cowan.13@postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu)
    Alex             (alexssby@elang.idola.net.id)
    Ola Nymo Trulsen (ontrulsen@mail.link.no)
    
    
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    CONTENTS
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    [1.0]   About FIFA 97
    [1.1]   Features
    [1.2]   Game Requirements
    [1.3]   Command Line Parameters
    [1.4]   Hotkeys
    [1.5]   File Information
    
    [2.1]   Team Setup
    [2.2]   Tactics - General
    [2.3]   Tactics - Attacking
    [2.4]   Tactics - Defending
    [2.5]   Tactics - Corners
    [2.6]   Tactics - Penalties
    [2.7]   Tactics - Free Kicks
    
    [3.1]   Cheats - Special Teams
    [3.2]   Cheats - Enhanced Play Modes
    [3.3]   Things to Try
    [3.4]   Stats - International Teams
    [3.5]   Stats - National Teams
    [3.6]   Stats - Game Records
    
    [4.1]   Problems
    [4.2]   Recommendations for FIFA 97
    [4.3]   Minor Glitches
    [4.4]   Unanswered Questions
    
    [5.1]   Controls - Offence
    [5.2]   Controls - Defence
    [5.3]   Controls - Ball in the Air
    [5.4]   Controls - Out of Play
    [5.5]   Controls - Passback Mode
    [5.6]   Controls - Suncom SFX
    [5.7]   Controller Tips
    
    [6.1]   Fifa 96 Internet References - General
    [6.2]   Fifa 96 Internet References - Leagues
    
    [7.0]   Revision History
    
    
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    [1.0] About FIFA 97
    
    -------------------
    
    It's out now to buy.
    Around 30 pounds or 45 dollars.
    
    Check out the EA Sports FIFA 97 Page at:
    
    http://www.easports.com/fifa97/
    
    
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    [1.1] Features
    --------------
    
    Virtual Stadium technology.
    15,000+ Words of commentary by John Motson.
    3500+ Real players.
    12 International leagues.
    17 Player skill areas.
    League, Tournament, Playoff, Friendly and Practice modes.
    Hi-res SVGA mode.
    Custom team option.
    15 minutes of full motion video.
    Multi-player option with up to 4 players via modem.
    7 different camera views during play.
    Unlimited views during replay.
    2 to 45 minutes per half.
    
    
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    [1.2] Game Requirements
    -----------------------
    
    Minimum (VGA mode):
    
    486DX2-50
    8MB RAM
    DOS 5.0
    MSCDEX 2.21 or greater
    Single Speed CD
    512K SVGA Video Card (VESA Compatible)
    
    Recommended (SVGA mode):
    
    Pentium
    16MB RAM (more memory means faster gameplay and more varied commentary)
    Gravis Gamepad, Gravis Grip or Suncom SFX
    SB AWE32 or Gravis Ultrasound
    2MB PCI Graphics card
    Quad Speed CD
    
    Supported Sound Cards:
    
    Sound Blaster
    Sound Blaster Pro
    Sound Blaster 16
    Gravis Ultrasound
    Windows Sound System
    
    Supported Languages:
    
    English (Commentary)
    Deutsch
    Francais
    Espanol
    Svenska
    Italiano
    
    
    -----------------------------
    [1.3] Command Line Parameters
    -----------------------------
    
      -?    List parameters
      -f    Skip Front End
      -v    Skip opening video
      -x    Specify maximum amount of extend memory to use (ie -n8000)
      -d    Specify maximum amount of DOS memory to use (ie -d500)
      -s    Set Synchronization Rate (15-30)
      -p    Specify path to save user datafiles
      -m    Specify memory blocks used (default 250)
      -c    Specify file for ball position comparison (for modem debug)
      -b    Specify file for ball position data output (for modem debug)
      -yv   Specify size of video buffer for Front End
      -ya   Specify size of audio buffer for Front End
      -yq   Specify size of que buffer for Front End
      -zv   Specify size of video buffer for GAME
      -za   Specify size of audio buffer for GAME
      -zq   Specify size of que buffer for GAME
    
    *PLAYING A SERIAL GAME WITH ONE CD
    
    Setup a batch file or win95 shortcut to run fifa with the following arguments:
    
    "fifa96 -v -yv -ya -yq -zv -za -zq"
    
    This disables all sound and video from the game and allows you to run the game
    with the CD then once in, remove the CD without it crashing (with file read
    error) every time you score. The other player can run the game as normal, but
    we use the same settings to avoid delays when the video plays on the other
    machine.
    
    *DISABLING THE VIDEOS
    
    Setup a batch file or Win95 shortcut to run Fifa with the following arguments:
    
    "fifa96 -v -yv -zv"
    
    
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    [1.4] Hotkeys
    -------------
    
    F1      Tele cam (recommended)
    F2      Sideline cam
    F3      Cable cam
    F4      Endzone cam
    F5      Stadium cam
    F6      Shoulder cam
    F7      Ball cam
    
    F8      Sound toggle
    F11     Exit to DOS
    F12     Quit current game
    
    1       Controller
    2       Coverage
    3       Formation
    4       Strategy
    5       Substitution
    6       Game Statistics
    
    o       Options
    r       Replay
    
    g       Goal Summary
    f       Foul Summary
    
    -       Reduce Screen
    =       Enlarge Screen
    0       Full Screen
    h       Resolution toggle
    
    c       Clock toggle
    n       Player Name/Number/Off
    
    
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    [1.5] File Information
    ----------------------
    
    In the /FEDATA subdirectory the following files are created:
    
    OPTIONS.DAT     Stores the games options, if deleted will reset options to
                    defaults.
    HISCORES.DAT    Records all the score tables for competitive practices.
    CTEAM00.DAT     Stores the custom team information. This is for the first
                    custom team, the second is called CTEAM01.DAT, etc.
    SGAME00.DAT     Stores the saved games, the size of this file depends on the
                    type of game saved.
    
    In the /SOUND subdirectory the following files are created:
    
    PLR_TC00.VIV    This stores the commentary for the player's names. One is
                    created for each custom team.
    
    
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    [2.1] Team Setup
    ----------------
    
    Formation: Sweeper is by far the best defensive formation.
               4-3-3 gives a good balance of Defence and Offence.
               4-4-2 is very good if the opposition have few defenders and you
                     are skilled at passing and moving round players.
    
    Strategy: "All Out Offence" means that the forwards are always pushing
                                towards the goal and have a better chance of
                                scoring, the defence is not too good though.
              "Long Ball" this is very good for quick runs from a long lob up
                          the field. Careful not to be Offside though.
    
    
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    [2.2] Tactics - General
    -----------------------
    
    RATING SYSTEM-
    This gives each tactic a rating which takes into account: usefulness, style
    and how difficult it is to pull off.
    
       *****  Excellent, can't live without it.
        ****  Good.
         ***  Average.
          **  Used about once a game.
           *  Hardly ever used.
    
    DIAGRAMS-
    Below is an example of a diagram of one end of a football pitch. It is used
    to help explain the more complicated tactics. Only essential players are
    shown.
    
                      |=========|
                      |  Goal   |
    +-------------------------------------------+
    |           |   | Goal Area |   |           |      KEY
    |S          |   +-----------+   |           |     -------------------------
    |i          |   Penalty Area    |           |      g,d,m,f    Opponents
    |d          +-------------------+           |      G,D,M,F    Your Players
    |e                                          |      B          The Ball
    |                                           |      S          Shoot here
    |L                                          |      P          Pass here
    |i                                          |
    |n                                          |    --Lines are used to show
    |e                                          |      the path of a player.
    |    Halfway Line                           |    ..Dotted lines show the path
    |-------------------------------------------|      of the ball.
    
    
    1. SPRINTING  *****
    Instead of holding down shoot, lob or pass to run and then perform the action.
    
    Use the fourth button, Blue on Gamepad or B on SFX. This will then enable you
    to run faster. Do not use it all the time, but just as a tactic to get past
    the opposition.
    
    2. PASS SHOOTING  *****
    No this isn't a contradiction. The pass button is very versatile and can be
    used for shooting as well as passing. If you just hold the pass button down
    for a short time then the ball will be passed to the nearest player, unless
    you aim for another player, but if you hold it down for slightly longer than
    usual then the ball will be kicked in a straight line. This can therefore be
    used to kick the ball at the goal. It works best if you aim for the sides of
    the goal. For a virtually guaranteed goal, when one-on-one with the goalie,
    aim for one of the posts and then curl it with aftertouch towards the goal.
    This method of shooting has a much higher success rate than normal shooting
    and looks more stylish, but it does take a lot of practice to perfect.
    
    3. BACK-HEEL  ***
    Aim a Pass in the opposite direction to that which you are facing. The ball
    will be back-heeled to the player, instead of a normal pass. The ball has
    less power than a normal pass, so it can't be used over long distances.
    
    4. AFTERTOUCH  **
    The manual says that to apply aftertouch to a shot or lob you press left or
    right on the direction pad. I have found this to be incorrect. It is infact
    left or right in relation to your direction in the game. For example most
    people use TeleCam view to play and so aftertouch will be up or down on the
    direction pad.
    
    5. INJURED PLAYERS  **
    To check to see if a player is injured during a game so that they can be
    substituted. Go to the Substitution Menu by pressing "5" and you will notice
    a column on the right-hand side of the players names. This normally contains
    the players Red or Yellow cards, but it will also show a red cross with a white
    background if a player is injured. This includes players on and off the pitch.
    
    
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    [2.3] Tactics - Attacking
    -------------------------
    
    1. CENTRE LOB (Ow Khiam Wei)  **
    
                      |=========|
                      |         |
    +------------------g------------------------+
    |           |   | B         |   |           |
    |           |    . ---------+   |           |
    |           |   .     |         |           |
    |           +- . ---- | --------+           |
    |             .       |                     |
    |         d  .    d   |  d    d             |
    |            .        |                     |
    |            .        |                     |
    |            S        |                     |
    |            |        F                     |
    |            M                              |
    |-------------------------------------------|
    
    Have a midfielder or defender to push the ball up after the center line,
    move to the left or right out of the centre circle and do a long lob forward
    curling it towards the goal. In the mean time, push a fast striker up front
    (sprint mode). Most of the time, the keeper can only parry the ball upwards
    (occasionally into his own goal). Then let the striker pounce on the ball and
    have an easy goal. Or the ball will go straight in.
    
    
    2. DIAGONAL LOB  ***
    
                      |=========|
                      |B        |
    +-----------------.-------------------------+
    |           |   | .    g    |   |           |
    |           |   +- . -------+   |           |
    |           |        ..         |           |
    |           +---------- .. -----+           |
    |                |         ..               |
    |                |            .....         |
    |                |                  .....   |
    |                |                        S |
    |                |                        | |
    |                |                        | |
    |                F                        M |
    |-------------------------------------------|
    
    Make a forward or midfielder run with the ball down the wing nearest you.
    Make sure that he is close to the sideline. Then when you just see the
    penalty spot, turn diagonally towards the goal and do a long lob. Curl the
    ball towards the goal with aftertouch. Once perfected it nearly always curls
    round the goalie and goes in, or bounces off him and one of your forwards puts
    it in. You can do it from the far side of the pitch, but it is very difficult
    to judge the angle and distance.
    
    3. CROSSING  ****
    This is not mentioned in the manual. So incase you haven't done this yet. If
    you want to cross the ball towards the goal, run down the wing then turn
    towards the goal and press lob. The ball will land infront of the goal and
    one of your attackers should be there to header it in. Or (so long as you
    don't lob it too near the line) you can use aftertouch to curl the ball into
    the goal. Hold down the lob button before you get to the corner to run.
    
    4. 180 SPIN  ***
    When your forward is running towards the Goal and you only have one man to
    beat, just before you reach him, turn round to face the other way. Then the
    Defender will try to tackle you from behind, once he is quite close do a
    180 Spin, by pressing Lob and Shoot together. Your player will spin round
    and take it past the him.
    
    5. PLAYER LOB (Thomas Yang)  ****
    Get the ball to a forward in front of the opposing teams goalie, make him run
    straight for the goal, when a defender comes head on to you wait till he's
    about two man's length away from you, then tap the Lob button and continue to
    run in the direction of the ball, and computer player will run back and try to
    head the ball but he'll miss, leaving you with a open lane and one on one with
    the goalie.
    
    6. BACK TO GOALIE  **
    If you pass the ball back to the Goalie from one of your defenders he will
    then kick the ball far up the field. The ball should land just behind the
    defenders, who have moved up to the halfway line, and then you can take it
    one-on-one with the Opponent's Goalie. (see Pass Shooting, under General
    Tactics)
    
    7. SHALLOW-LOB CROSS (Paul Gregory)  ***
    Instead of using a lob from the side of the box, try using a shallow lob.
    Get fairly close to the sideline, and when you are in the area even with
    about the midpoint between the penalty spot and the goalie's box (the small
    box) hit the Lob and Pass buttons simultaneously.  There should be a
    player in the centre even with you.  Hit Pass immediately and you will
    
    get control of this player, while pushing him towards the box hit Shoot,
    with practice you will have him heading it in pretty consistently.  This is
    more difficult than the standard centering lob, but it is quicker, more
    impressive to your opponent, and more rewarding.
    
    8. BASIC GIVE-AND-GO (Paul Gregory)  ***
    Lets say you are in 4-3-3 (this will work in any formation of course with any
    two players), say your center midfielder has the ball at midfield.  Dribble
    straight up field with him except, instead of going right up the centre,
    dribble a few yards left or right.  When you are on the 45 degree angle with
    your centre forward, pass to him and quickly hit Lob for passback mode (you
    must hit it immediately).  Keep running the centre midfielder on the off
    centre line you have been.  When the centre midfielder (now without the
    ball, but still under your control) gets clear in the box hit red again, the
    centre forward will pass it back to the guy you control.  If successful you
    should now be clear or pretty clear for a shot.  Again this takes practice and
    timing is everything.  But it is an impressive and rewarding play.  Don't
    wait too long to pass it back because the defenders may get it away from the
    centre forward or he may decide to shoot on his own.
    
    9. SHOT ALONG GOAL LINE (Phil Armstrong)  **
    If you find yourself along one of the wings and are close to the edge of the
    pitch try a shot along the goal line (without aftertouch) as it often goes
    past the goalie or another forward will run onto it and score.
    
    10. PLAYER OVERHEAD CHIP (Phil Armstrong)  **
    This tactic is similar to the PLAYER LOB, but use Pass+Shoot to chip the ball
    over your head and the defenders. This is harder to master than the PLAYER LOB
    as timing is crucial and it is easy to miss picking the ball up again.
    Another variation on this is to direct the overhead chip to another forward,
    who can volley or head the ball, if lob or shoot are held down as he gets it.
    Addition by Erick Ardila T.
    Keep the Shoot button pressed while running, so when the player gets the ball
    again, he can shoot without letting the ball touch the floor, it looks very
    impressive.
    
    11. KEEPER OVERHEAD CHIP (Phil Armstrong)  *
    This is a real cracker if you can do it, but is very difficult as you need to
    have a clear run on the goal. The goalie needs to be off his line, the
    defenders must not be on your heels and you must be the right distance from
    the goal.  Attack the goal at an angle and use Pass+Lob to chip the ball
    over your head and the goalie's.
    
    12. LONG RANGE SHOTS (Phil Armstrong)  ***
    At first I thought it was impossible the beat the keeper from a long range
    shot, but with a powerful striker and some aftertouch you can score some
    spectacular goals. It is still not a very reliable way to score, but looks
    good. It seems to have a better chance of going in, if you only do it once or
    twice after a couple of goals.
    
    13. PASSING CROSS (Phil Armstrong)  **
    Rather than cross into the area pass to a player in the centre, they can then
    shoot. If the box is crowded pass the ball, then run parallel to the goal line
    away from the passing player until you have some space, then turn and shoot
    
    into the opposite corner of the goal.
    
    14. DIAGONAL LOBBED PASS (Erick Ardila T.)  ***
    As in the DIAGONAL LOB, you make a forward or a midfielder run with the ball
    down the wing nearest you, when you are about in the middle of the opposing
    teams side, turn diagonally towards the goal and do a long lob. Curl the ball
    away from the goal with aftertouch, not towards the goal like DIAGONAL LOB.
    Everytime you do this there will be one of your players near the penalty spot
    waiting for the pass. The defender near your man will try to head the pass,
    but he will miss and you will be left alone with the goalie. You must press
    the Pass button to take control of your player near the penalty spot. Here you
    can take two differents approaches, you can wait until your player takes the
    ball and then shoot (but there is a chance that the other defender tackles
    you) or you can keep the Shoot button press while the ball is still in the
    air, this will make your player perform different shots depending of the form
    the ball gets to him in, sometimes a shot without letting the ball touch the
    floor, sometimes a diving header or sometimes an overhead kick.
    
    15. DIAGONAL SHOTS  ****
    When approaching the goal and if you have a clear run, the probability of
    shooting and it going in, is small if you are infront of the goal. The best
    way to score is if you run straight towards the outside edge of the goal;
    between the goal area and the penalty area. Then as the goalie begins to move
    towards you, turn diagonally towards the far corner of the goal and shoot. A
    large gap will have been created and the ball should sail straight in.  This
    can also serve as a general rule. It is always best to shoot towards the far
    top-corner of the goal.
    
    16. PASS ALONG GOAL LINE  ***
    Using 4-3-3, sprint your left/right forward until he is standing just before
    the goal area and then pass the ball along the goal line to the center
    forward. When the ball comes to the center forward, he only needs to shoot the
    ball diagonally into the net and GOAL !!!. The goalkeeper will never catch the
    ball, because the time between the pass and shot is very fast, so he can't
    reach the ball.
    
    17. GENERAL TACTICS FOR ATTACKING
    # Only shoot at the goal when you see the Goalie starting to move towards you.
    # If there are too many defenders around the goal and it becomes hard to
      get a good shot in, then play the ball to a Defender or Midfielder at the
      halfway-line. This will force the computer opposition to move it's players
      back into formation and therefore creating more space for a quick run.
    # If a defender gets the ball from you, just infront of the goal line then
      take a Forward and do a sliding tackle heading for the goal. The ball should
      just roll straight past the goalie.
    # If the above is not possible because there isn't a Forward in the right
      position. Then move a Forward behind the Defender and run away from the goal
      with him pressing Shoot rapidly. If the Forward is much better than the
      Defender then the control of the ball will pass to the Forward and a shot
      will be made.
    
    
    
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    [2.4] Tactics - Defending
    -------------------------
    
    1. THE TACKLE (Thomas Niggl)
    
    The most important tactic is the tackle. The key is the same as for switching
    players, so defending sometimes consists mostly of wildly pushing the
    yellow button (B on GRIPS, Button 1 on Mouse and joystick). Nevertheless,
    timing and the chosen direction are very important. Try to get near the
    attacking player. Sometimes it's a good idea to let one of your computer
    defenders do this, while you position another player between them and
    your goal (use the sprint-button (blue) to place him more quickly). Then,
    if near the enemy striker, tackle. Try to tackle from a direction that
    results in the ball being pushed towards another of your players. The
    timing is crucial - too early has no effect (perhaps even changing to
    another player, which costs time to switch back), and too late normally
    lets pass the enemy striker unharmed, and you are behind him.
    To prevent changing player, rather than tackling, try holding down the
    button for slightly longer.
    
    2. THE SLIDE (Thomas Niggl)
    
    The slide is a very good emergency tool against a fast approaching enemy
    striker. The best results are if your defender is running towards the
    striker. About two yards away (don't know how much this is in pixels) push
    the red button (A on GRIPS, 1&2 on Mouse and Joystick) to start the slide.
    The more experienced you are the better the results. Beware of sliding from
    behind, as it mostly leads to a bad foul.
    
    3. THE PUSH (Thomas Niggl)
    
    This is the least appropriate means of defending, as it often leads to a
    yellow/red card and otherwise isn't a good chance to get the ball -
    tackling is far better. But sometimes it's real fun to watch how the enemy
    player is hit and thrown through the air.
    
    4. TIPS (Thomas Niggl)
    
    - Remember that some players tackle better than others - that's
      another reason to change to another player before attacking a striker.
      Look through your defenders stats, so you know who's best.
    - Some enemy strikers, namely the better ones, often aren't affected
      by one defensive approach, so prepare to attack them two or more times.
      That means you have to ensure there are enough players to defend, by
      either gathering them manually or choosing a more defensive tactic.
    
    5. STRATEGIES (Thomas Niggl)
    
    Even with All Out Offence you have a good chance of defending highly
    effectively - and this strategy has the advantage of letting the enemy
    strikers not reach your goal too early. In fact, you start defending
    shortly behind the halfway line.
    With other strategies, for example All Out Defence, it's very dangerous to
    let the enemy strikers move the ball in front of your goal, because
    sometimes they shoot pretty well from far away. So with this strategy, it
    is getting the ball as quickly as possible and then lob/shoot it as far as
    possible in the other half.
    Don't pass around too much in your own half - it may result in accidental
    enemy ball possession, which always is dangerous in your own half - even
    more because your players were on their way into the enemy half.
    
    
    6. DECREASING THE AREA
    
    By decreasing the area that the players play in, we can make the defence
    stronger than normal. For example, decreasing the defence area next to the
    goal line, will make the defenders need to run across a smaller distance, so
    they can defend better than when it is much larger.
    Good tactic against [Attacking 16] - Pass along goal line.
    
    
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    [2.5] Tactics - Corners
    -----------------------
    
    1. EASY CORNER  ****
    When taking a corner move the direction spot to just next to the far post.
    Then when the corner is taken one of your players will header it in. Works
    50 percent of the time. Don't use aftertouch when the ball is in the air.
    
    2. CURL IN CORNER (Thomas Niggl)  ****
    Place the target circle at the height of the penalty point, just before the
    far post of the goal.  Then shoot and quickly, after the ball gets in the
    air, point the controller in the direction of the goal (aftertouch).  The
    exact timing when to hit the controller direction key is crucial.  But after
    some training sessions you should be able to score every third or fourth
    time. Because you have to direct the aftertouch curve of the ball, you're not
    able to move another player in front of the goal.  But even without it, your
    mid-forward sometimes heads the ball into the net.
    
    3. DIRECTING CORNERS  ***
    The ball is more likely to go where you want if you hold down lob for longer
    before you let go.
    
    4. SHALLOW-LOB CORNER  **
    This is not very clear in the manual, but it is possible to Pass and Shallow
    Lob on free kicks and corners:  Hold down Pass (or Pass+Lob for Shallow Lob).
    While still holding it press the D-pad in one of the 8 directions (the
    targeting circle will not move, which is OK since its location is irrelevant
    for this play), then release button(s).
    With this you can also shoot on goal on free kicks: position a player near,
    but not too near, the player taking the free kick (sometimes there is already
    one) use the pass as described, to pass to him, and immediately shoot.
    Something similar is possible with throw-ins too.
    
    5. DEFENDING AGAINST CORNERS (Thomas Niggl)  **
    Try to move one or two players a your goal post near to the side the corner
    ball will come from. But not on the goal line, since this is hinders your
    goalie (which normally picks up a fair amount of all corners approaching
    your goal directly).
    If the ball is coming, you have to decide whether trying to catch the ball
    (if it is a shallow lob corner) or starting a defensive header.
    For a defensive header, choose on player near the goal post and push the
    header button (red/A on GRIPS/1&2 on mouse/keyboard). You can even instruct
    more than one player to try to clear the incoming ball with a header:
    switch to a player, press header button, then switch to another and press
    header button and so on.
    
    
    -------------------------
    [2.6] Tactics - Penalties
    -------------------------
    
    1. TOP-RIGHT IS BEST  ***
    The most successful place to aim, when taking a penalty, is the top-right
    corner. The goalie never seems to dive far enough to stop the ball. Don't
    hold the direction for too long or it will go too high and hit the bar.
    
    Choose one of your best strikers to take it.
    
    2. COMPUTER GOALIE (Mark Todd)  **
    When taking one off shots for fouls etc. the computer Goalie seems to
    battle to get to most shots to his left, the shooters right, but it's
    important that after one or two attempts you change the shot because the
    computer does "improve".
    
    
    --------------------------
    [2.7] Tactics - Free Kicks
    --------------------------
    
    1. LONG LOB  **
    When you have a Free Kick from somewhere in your own half then the opposition
    will all push up leaving a large gap between the defender and the goalie.
    Then move one of your forwards to just outside the goal area and lob the
    ball towards him. It probably won't quite reach him but will clear the
    defenders. Once he has it he can then have a clear run on goal. I have done
    this twice without an Offside being called.
    
    2. SHALLOW-LOB FREE KICK  *
    See "Shallow-Lob Corner".
    
    3. OFFSIDE FREE KICK (Phil Armstrong)  **
    If you have a been given a free kick from an offside, move your free kick
    direction well into opposition territory. Use the Lob key held down for a
    while to clear the defenders and get control of one of your forwards and chase
    the ball. If successful you will be clear for a shot on goal.
    
    4. SHORT LOB (Dao Q. Nguyen)  **
    If you have a Free kick somewhere in the opponent's half, move the direction
    spot behind the "wall" and between two defenders on the far left and then
    lob the ball. This is about 60% successful on scoring a goal.
    
    
    ----------------------------
    [3.1] Cheats - Special Teams
    ----------------------------
    
    To enable:
    
    -Hit the "QUIT TO DOS" button in the game select screen.
    -While the credit video is playing type "xplay [return]".
    
    This will take you straight to the Friendly Game menu with a new set of
    five extra teams, called the EA Superstars. Some of the players in these
    teams have special abilities.
    
    EA Superstars:
    
    All Nighters
    As Designed
    Strontium 90
    The Gimps
    The Rod Benders
    
    Special Abilities:
    
    Ben Cho (Str90)- When lobbing the ball up field, don't hold down the
                     the direction you want the ball to go. He will then chip
                     the ball straight up and everyone will follow where the ball
                     should have gone. He can also stop a lob in mid air by
                     pressing back. Takes time to perfect.
    
    Steve Rechtshaffner (RodBend)- Shoots at his own goal whenever you press lob,
                                   pass or shoot.
    
    Jason Rupert (Str90)- Press Shoot and Pass together when defending, and all
                          the opposition will fall over onto their backs for a
                          short period of time.
    
    Darren Gyles (Str90)- Apart from the crowd always booing when he has the ball,
                          when you press Push (Shoot+Pass) in defence he will
                          shove the player far across the pitch through the air.
    
    Ted Sylka (Str90)- If you Push a player when defending (Shoot+Pass), the
                       opponent will be thrown up into the air and then land much
                       later.
    
    
    ----------------------------------
    [3.2] Cheats - Enhanced Play Modes
    
    ----------------------------------
    
    To enable:
    
    -Go to the Friendly Team select menu.
    -For the team on the left choose Vancouver in the USA League.
    -For the team on the right choose Canada in the International League.
    -Now press CTRL-ALT-INSERT (as if you were rebooting the machine, but press
    INSERT instead of DELETE).
    
    This will bring up an Enhanced Play Modes menu with options to change various
    game attributes. Once activated using this method, it can be brought up again
    with F1.
    
    Enhanced Play Modes:
    
    BALL SIZE          Normal-Big-Bigger-Biggest
    BALL PERSONALITY   Normal-Curve Ball-Crazy Ball
    INVISIBLE WALLS    Disabled-Enabled
    TEAM A/B- SIZE     Normal-Big Player-Big Team
              JERSEY   Normal-Beefcake-Suspenders-Muscle Shirt-Invisible Man
              GOALIE   Normal-Lame
              PLAYERS  Normal-Super Goalie-Super Defence-Super Offence-Super Team
              SHOTS    Normal-Super
    
    
    -------------------
    [3.3] Things to Try
    -------------------
    
    - When being booked you can run away from the Referee before he reaches you.
      He will follow you all around the pitch.
    
    - After winning a Tournament or Playoff, and the fireworks appear, by using
      the backspace key you can control the fireworks.
    
    - When you've got a throw in, select the goalie by taking the selecter over
      him and press Alt/Yellow. Now, make him run forward. When he is in a
      "throwable" distance from the player who takes the throw-in, throw the ball
      to the goalie. It's now possible(with a little luck) to dribble your way
      through the defence and score.
    
    
    ---------------------------------
    [3.4] Stats - International Teams
    ---------------------------------
    
    "+" denotes the very good teams and "-" the very bad ones.
    For more of a challenge try starting a league with a very bad team.
    
    
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    Algeria         2       2       2       3       3
    Argentina       4       3       4       4       4
    Australia       2       2       2       2       2
    Austria         2       2       2       3       3
    Belgium         3       3       4       3       4
    Bolivia         3       3       3       3       3
    Brazil          4       4       5       4       5+
    Bulgaria        4       4       4       4       4
    Cameroon        3       4       3       3       4
    Canada          2       2       2       2       2
    Chile           3       3       2       2       3
    China           3       3       3       2       3
    Columbia        4       3       4       4       4
    Costa Rica      2       2       2       2       2
    Croatia         3       3       3       3       3
    Czech Republic  3       3       3       3       3
    Denmark         4       3       4       4       4
    Egypt           3       4       3       3       4
    England         4       4       4       4       4+
    Finland         3       3       3       2       3
    France          4       3       4       4       4
    Germany         4       5       5       4       5+
    Ghana           4       4       4       3       4
    Greece          3       4       3       3       4
    Hong Kong       1       2       1       2       1-
    Hungary         2       2       2       3       2
    
    Iceland         3       2       3       3       3
    Israel          3       3       2       3       3
    Italy           4       4       4       5       5+
    Ivory Coast     3       4       3       4       4
    Japan           3       3       3       2       3
    Luxembourg      1       1       1       1       1-
    Mexico          4       4       4       4       4
    Morocco         3       3       3       3       3
    N. Ireland      2       2       3       2       3
    Netherlands     4       4       4       4       4+
    New Zealand     1       1       1       1       1-
    Nigeria         4       4       4       4       4
    Norway          4       4       4       5       4+
    Peru            2       2       2       2       2
    Poland          4       3       4       3       4
    Portugal        4       3       4       3       4
    Rep. Ireland    4       5       4       4       4+
    Romania         4       4       4       4       4
    Russia          3       4       4       4       4
    Saudi Arabia    3       3       3       4       4
    Scotland        3       3       3       3       3
    Singapore       2       2       2       1       2-
    South Africa    2       2       2       2       3
    South Korea     3       3       3       3       3
    Spain           4       5       4       4       5+
    Sweden          4       5       4       4       5+
    Switzerland     4       4       4       4       4
    Turkey          2       3       2       3       3
    Ukraine         2       2       2       2       2
    Uruguay         3       3       3       3       3
    USA             3       4       3       4       4
    Wales           2       3       3       3       3
    Zambia          4       4       3       3       4
    
    
    ----------------------------
    [3.5] Stats - National Teams
    ----------------------------
    
    BRAZIL
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    A Mineiro       1       1       1       1       1-
    Bahia           1       1       1       1       1-
    Botafogo        4       4       4       4       4
    Corinthians     4       4       4       4       4
    Cruzeiro        1       1       1       1       1-
    Flamengo        5       4       5       5       4+
    Fluminense      4       5       4       5       4+
    Gremio          3       3       3       3       3
    Guarani         3       3       3       3       3
    I Porto Alegre  1       1       1       1       1-
    Palmeiras       4       3       4       4       4
    S Recife        2       1       1       2       1-
    Santos          3       3       3       3       3
    Sao Paulo       3       3       3       2       2
    Vasco Da Gama   2       2       2       2       2
    Vitoria         1       1       1       1       1-
    
    
    ENGLAND
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    Arsenal         3       4       3       4       4
    Aston Villa     2       1       1       2       2-
    Blackburn       5       4       4       4       4+
    Chelsea         2       3       3       3       3
    Coventry        1       2       1       2       2
    Crystal Palace  1       1       1       1       1-
    Everton         2       2       2       3       2
    Ipswich         1       1       1       1       1-
    Leeds           4       4       3       4       4
    
    Leicester City  1       1       1       1       1-
    Liverpool       4       4       5       4       4+
    Manchester C    2       2       2       2       2
    Manchester U    4       4       4       4       5+
    Newcastle       4       3       5       4       4+
    Norwich         1       1       1       2       1-
    Nottingham F    4       4       4       4       4
    Queens Park     4       3       3       4       3
    Sheffield W     2       2       2       3       2
    Southampton     3       3       3       3       3
    Tottenham       4       3       4       4       4
    West Ham U      1       2       2       3       2
    Wimbledon       3       5       2       3       3
    
    
    FRANCE
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    Auxerre         3       4       3       4       3
    Bastia          3       2       2       2       2
    Bordeaux        4       4       3       3       3
    Caen            2       1       1       1       1-
    Cannes          4       3       2       3       3
    F C Metz        4       3       2       3       3
    Le Havre        3       3       2       2       3
    Lille           3       3       1       2       2
    Lyon            4       4       4       4       4+
    Martigues       3       2       2       2       2
    Monaco          4       3       3       3       3
    Montpellier     2       4       2       2       2
    Nantes          5       4       4       4       4+
    Nice            2       2       2       1       2
    Paris SG        4       4       4       4       4+
    R C Lens        4       3       4       4       4
    Rennes          3       2       2       3       3
    Sochaux         1       1       1       1       1-
    St Etienne      2       2       2       1       2
    Strasbourg      3       3       3       4       3
    
    
    GERMANY
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    1860 Munchen    3       2       2       2       2
    Bayern Munchen  4       4       4       4       4+
    Bochum          2       2       2       1       1
    Borussia MG     4       4       4       4       4
    Dortmund        4       4       4       5       5+
    Dresden         1       1       1       1       1-
    Duisburg        1       1       1       1       1-
    FC Koln         3       3       3       3       3
    Frankfurt       2       2       2       3       3
    Freiburg        4       4       4       4       4
    Hamburg         2       2       2       2       2
    Kaiserslauten   4       4       4       4       4
    Karlsruhe       3       4       3       3       3
    Leverkusen      4       4       4       3       4
    Schalke         3       3       3       2       3
    Stuttgart       3       3       2       2       3
    Uerdingen       2       2       2       2       2
    Werder Bremen   5       5       5       4       5+
    
    
    ITALY
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    AC Milan        4       4       4       5       4+
    Bari            3       3       3       3       3
    Brescia         1       1       1       1       1-
    Cagliari        4       4       4       4       4
    Cremonese       3       3       2       3       3
    Fiorentina      4       4       4       3       3
    Foggia          2       1       1       1       1-
    Genoa           2       2       2       2       2
    
    Inter Milan     4       4       4       4       4
    Juventus        4       5       4       5       5+
    Lazio           5       5       5       4       5+
    Napoli          4       4       4       4       4
    Padova          2       2       2       2       2
    Parma           4       4       4       4       5+
    Reggiana        1       1       1       1       1-
    Roma            4       5       4       5       4+
    Sampdoria       4       4       4       4       4+
    Torino          3       3       3       3       3
    
    
    MALAYSIA
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    Brunei          1       2       2       1       2-
    Johor           3       3       3       3       3
    K Lumpur        3       3       3       3       3
    Kedah           4       4       3       3       3
    Kelantan        3       3       3       3       3
    Malacca         2       2       2       2       2-
    N Sembilan      3       2       2       2       2
    Pahang          4       4       4       3       3+
    Penang          2       2       2       2       2
    Perak           3       3       3       2       3
    Perlis          2       2       2       2       2
    Sabah           3       3       3       2       3
    Sarawak         4       3       3       3       3
    Selangor        4       4       4       3       3+
    Singapore       4       3       4       3       3+
    Terengganu      3       3       3       3       3
    
    
    NETHERLANDS
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    Ajax            4       5       5       4       5+
    Dordrecht '90   2       1       1       1       1-
    FC Twente       4       3       3       3       4
    FC Utrecht      3       3       3       3       3
    FC Volendam     2       2       3       4       2
    Feyenoord       3       4       3       3       3
    GA Eagles       1       2       2       1       2-
    Groningen       3       3       2       2       3
    Heerenveen      3       3       3       3       3
    MVV             1       1       2       2       1-
    NAC Breda       3       3       3       2       3
    NEC             2       2       3       2       2
    PSV Eindhoven   4       4       4       3       4
    RKC Waalwijk    3       3       3       3       3
    Roda JC         4       4       4       4       4+
    Sparta          2       3       2       3       2
    Vitesse         3       3       3       4       3
    Willem II       3       4       3       3       3
    
    
    SCOTLAND
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    Aberdeen        4       2       2       3       3
    Celtic          4       3       3       4       4
    Dundee U        3       2       2       2       2-
    Falkirk         3       4       3       4       4
    Hibernian       4       4       4       4       4
    Kilmarnock      3       3       3       4       3
    Midlothian      3       3       2       3       3
    Motherwell      4       4       4       3       4
    Partick         3       2       3       3       3
    Rangers         4       4       5       4       5+
    
    
    SPAIN
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    Abacete         2       2       2       1       2
    Atl Madrid      3       4       3       3       3
    Barcelona       4       4       4       4       4+
    
    Betis           2       2       3       4       3
    Bilbao          4       4       3       4       4
    Celta           2       3       2       4       2
    Compostela      3       3       3       4       3
    Deportivo       4       4       4       3       4
    Espanol         4       3       4       3       3
    Gijon           2       3       2       3       2
    Logrones        2       3       1       2       2-
    Oviedo          3       3       3       4       3
    R Madrid        5       4       5       4       4+
    R Sociedad      3       4       3       3       3
    Santander       3       3       2       3       3
    Sevilla         4       3       4       3       4
    Tenerife        4       3       3       2       3
    Valencia        4       3       4       3       3
    Valladolid      2       2       3       1       2-
    Zaragoza        4       4       4       3       4
    
    
    SWEDEN
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    AIK             4       4       3       4       4
    Degerfors       3       3       3       3       3
    Djurgarden      4       3       4       4       4
    Goteborg        4       4       4       5       5+
    Halmstad        4       4       4       4       4
    Hammarby        3       3       2       2       3
    Helsingborg     4       4       4       4       4
    Malmo           4       4       4       4       4+
    Norrkoping      4       4       4       3       4
    Orebro          4       4       4       4       4
    Orgryte         2       1       1       1       1-
    Oster           3       3       3       3       3
    Trelleborg      3       4       3       3       3
    Vastra Frolunda 3       3       3       3       3
    
    
    USA
                    Shoot   Run     Pass    Def     Overall
    Atlanta         3       2       3       4       3
    Colorado        4       4       4       4       4
    Montreal        4       4       4       4       4
    New York        3       2       3       3       3-
    Seattle         5       4       4       4       4+
    Vancouver       4       3       4       4       4
    
    
    --------------------------
    [3.6] Stats - Game Records
    --------------------------
    
    Here are some records for playing against the Computer. The game length is for
    the whole game, not just the half. And without Cheating!
    
    Fastest Goal:
    4 secs with Romario by Paul Cowan
    4 secs with Amokachi by Javier Labourt
    
    Greatest Goal Difference
    4 Min cont. game:
      9-0  Arsenal v Sampdoria by Alex
      8-0  Everton v Crystal Palace by Me
      8-0  Netherlands v Columbia by Alex
    8 Min cont. game:
      15-0  Brazil v Romania by Me
      15-0  Arsenal v Ireland by Alex
    12 Min cont. game:
      29-0  Ireland v Luxembourg by Ara Arnn
      20-0  Custom v Brunei by Me
    20 Min cont. game:
      30-0  Custom v Custom by Paul Cowan
    
    Most Goals for One Player
    4 Min cont. game:
      7 goals Amokachi by Me
    8 Min cont. game:
      10 goals Barmby(Spurs) by Ola Nymo Trulsen
      9 goals Romario(Brazil) by Me
      9 goals Smith(Arsenal) by Alex
    12 Min cont. game:
      21 goals John Aldridge by Ara Arnn
      15 goals Klinsman by Me
    20 Min cont. game:
      20 goals Bebeto by Paul Cowan
    
    Best Score/Shots Percentage (Only counts for shots > 9)
    12/14 Brazil v Bari by Me 85.7%
    
    
    Best Percentage Possession
    70% Custom Team v Brunei by Lew Woon Hoey
    64% Brazil v Romania by Me
    
    Fastest Hat-Trick: (time between first goal and third goal)
    18 secs with Bebeto by Paul Cowan
    28 secs with John Aldridge by Ara Arnn
    37 secs with Paul Gascoigne by Alex
    
    Quickest Time for all 10 players to score (difficult):
      8:30 with Custom Team 4-4-2 by Lew Woon Hoey
    11:24 with Custom Team 4-4-2 by Paul Cowan
    
    
    --------------
    [4.1] Problems
    --------------
    
    1. "Environment Variable Not Set" error message
       This problem is caused by the sound card variables not being set. Check
       that you have the lines:
    
       set SOUND=C:\BLASTER
       set BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 T4
    
       or similar ones in the file autoexec.bat. Without either of these the
       above error message will appear. This excludes running from Windows 95.
    
    2. "File Read Error" error message
       This problem occurs when the game cannot find a file. This is normally
       caused by either:
       The FIFA 96 CD not being in the drive.
       or
       The CD drive not being configured properly.
       You will need to refer to the manual that came with the CD drive to solve
       this problem.
    
    3. Drops back to prompt on loading with 3-4 junk Extended-ASCII characters.
       This happens when you don't have enough free memory. You will need to
       create a boot disk (see manual) or remove things like EMM386, QEMM,
       SMARTDRV, etc. from the configuration files.
    
    
    ---------------------------------
    [4.2] Recommendations for FIFA 97
    ---------------------------------
    "*" denotes a new addition
    
    Appearance
    +Whole game more TV-like
    +Better Menus with more On-screen at once, smaller fonts.
    +Player Movement more fluid and realistic
    +Movable screen clock and score
    +Player First Names and Pictures
    +Better Resolution for Players Close-up
    +Ability to have replays instead of videos after a goal
    +Have simulated match time i.e. 0-45mins on a 2 min half
    +Remove the animated, slide on and off menus, to make it faster.
    +Show Team Logos, such as Ajax, MU, etc.
    +Use high-definition 3D polygon-based players, that still look realistic
      when close up. Will require a very efficient software graphics engine.
    
    Game Options
    +World Cup, European Cup, UEFA and Champions league Tournaments
    +Custom Formation Option
    +Custom Team Kit Editor
    +Create your own League or Tournament (Using any teams).
    +Better Custom Team Option
    +Save Team Setup
    +Allow User Teams to be included in Leagues or Tournaments
    +Allow League/Tournaments games to be played out of sequence
    +Pick Team from a larger Squad
    +Allow the team members to be changed to reflect real life transfers
    +Ability to trade players in a League.
    +Control only one selected player (including the keeper) during the game.
    +Show stats at end of game and view stats for any game played.
    +Choose player to take penalties.
    +Option to have more goal scoring opportunities in a 4 min game and less
      in a 90 min game. So it is harder to score in longer games.
    +Go to menu at half-time.
    +Intelligent TV style replays.
    +Random groups in Tournaments.
    +Random teams in Playoffs.
    +African and Turkish Leagues.
    +More Asian Leagues.
    
    
    Gameplay
    +Improved Computer Difficulty with more variables.
    +Improved Player AI for opposition and own team.
    +Tower Camera Angle for Gameplay not just Replays.
    +Better set plays with Free kicks and Thrown-ins.
    +More realistic fouls, so they don't all look like bookable offences.
    +Faster movement (especially headers and shooting etc.)
    +Choose any player to take a Free kick or Corner.
    +Improve keepers, they do not come out to collect the ball very well.
    +More player moves.
    +Fewer Shots hitting the Crossbar, more just going over.
    +When you get one of your defenders sent off for fouls (two yellow cards),
      there should be a way to alter the formation of your team, like a 4-4-1 or
      4-3-2, so your team won't have a big gap in your defence.
    +Computer-players should move and cover their opponent on free & cornerkicks
    +Much better Goalie, faster movement.
    +Opponent team better in Defence and Attack.
    +The Computer team should be more rougher. (More freekicks and penalties)
    +More realistic celebrations after a goal.
    +Enable goalie to take free kick, when in own area.
    +Stop ball rebounding unrealistically off a nearby opponent.
    +More player formations, such as 3-4-3 and 3-3-4.
    +During an opponents throw-in, the ability to cycle through players with
      the change player button. Not just toggle between two.
    +See above, but for freekicks and goalkicks as well.
    +Change the Push move to more of a nudge.
    +More realistic commentary.
    +Replays when a player makes a foul in close up.
    +When players are tripped, vary the amount of time that they are stumbling
      forward and you can't control them. If you understand what I mean.
    +Higher frame-rate on the replays.
    
    Controls
    +Key Redefine Option
    +Two players on one keyboard option
    +Improve mouse control: Sensitivity setting and keyboard control of
       some features (the ones in the manual do affect the keyboard player)
    
    Other Features
    +Save Replay Option (very important)
    +Replays saved as definable filenames, so they can be passed around on the
      Net and also so the number of replays isn't limited.
    +Replay Editor to change and save Camera Angles
    +All League teams in Europe.
    +Full management feature with Transfers, Finance, Sponsorship, etc.
    +Add network support (IPX or TCPIP), Win95 and Internet Games
    +Ability to Print Statistics
    +Statistics for Assists, Corners, Free kicks, etc.
    +Overall statistics: largest victory, quickest goal, top goal scorers
    +Better Manual
    +Create Custom Player Option or download new player patch file.
    +Use different or fewer stats for the goalie.
    +Ability to update player data & stats by adding a downloadable patch file.
    
    
    --------------------
    [4.3] Minor Glitches
    --------------------
    
    These are just small problems that could be solved with a patch file.
    "*" denotes a new addition.
    
    -Foul Stats don't include all fouls only bookings.
    -Commentator often makes out of place comments.
    -Computer players can't clear the ball out of play.
    -After knock-out round in a Tournament, the cursor vanishes.
    -Score often jumps around when displaying at end of match.
    -The goalies can't handle a pass back, it's too easy to score an own goal.
    -The referee runs too slowly.
    
    -Control does not always go to the player with possession.
    -If you run the game before you put the CD in, it crashes out and does not
      allow for retries.
    -Numeric Keyboard additions for mouse affect a keyboard player.
    -Throw ins and Corners can go behind you.
    -Statistics aren't shown at the end of the game, unless you press ESC very
      quickly.
    -The shot count is never right.
    -Custom Speech files are created even if you have no sound setup.
    -Serial Game cannot operate at higher baud rates (>9600).
    -Cannot Throw back to keeper as he does not pick it up.
    -There is a rare bug that gives the Goalie the ball when it is going into
      the net.
    -The goals list is limited to 11 with no scrollbar.
    -The computer often spends too long passing the ball between its two forwards
      instead of shooting.
    -Stadium Clock doesn't work on replay
    -The computer only remembers the last 11 goals scored, so only those are put
      into the statistics.
    -The results table isn't present if you do a USA league.
    -The calender and game list in a league doesn't follow with the current game
      very well. So it's usefulness is limited.
    -Some of the celebrations after a goal just make the players look demented.
    -When changing menus the cursor jumps around before you get there.
    -The commentator says that it is the end of the game before you hear the
      whistle. It should be left for a few seconds.
    
    
    --------------------------
    [4.4] Unanswered Questions
    --------------------------
    
    1. Can anybody decode the Data Files, to make an Editor?
    
    2. Tips for Different Controllers.
    
    3. Tips for more than one player on the same team.
    
    
    ------------------------
    [5.1] Controls - Offence
    ------------------------
    
      .----------------------------.
      |Alternative Keyboard Strokes|
      |----------------------------|
      |      Space Bar = D         |
      |      Control   = A         |
      |      Alt       = S         |
      |----------------------------|
    
    
    Action                | Keyboard      | Joystick      | GRiP      | GamePad
    ----------------------|---------------|---------------|-----------|----------
    Control  Ball/Dribble | Arrows Keys   | Move Joy      | Pad       | Pad
                          |               |               |           |
    Pass                  | ALT  + Arrows | B1 + Joy      | B         | Y
                          |               |               |           |
    Lob                   | CTRL          | B1 + B2       | A         | R
                          |               |               |           |
    Shallow Lob           | ALT  + CTRL   |  -            | X         | R + Y
                          |               |               |           |
    Shoot                 | SPC           | B2            | C         | G
                          |               |               |           |
    Drop Pass             | Tap ALT       | Tap B1        | Tap B+Pad | Tap Y+Pad
                          | + Arrow Keys  | + Move Joy    |           |
                          |               |               |           |
    Overhead Chip         | SPC + ALT     |  -            | B + C     | G + Y
                          |               |               |           |
    Sprint                | Hold , CTRL   | Hold B1       | Z         | Hold B
    
                          | ALT , or W    |               |           |
                          |               |               |           |
    180 degree spin       | SPC + CTRL    |  -            | Y         | R + G
                          |               |               |           |
    Aftertouch curve      | Lft/Rgt Arrow | Joy Lft/Rgt   | Pad L/R   | Pad L/R
                          |               |               |           |
    Dive (if near net)    | CTRL          | B2            | C         | G
                          |               |               |           |
    One-timer             | CTRL          | B2            | C         | G
    (if away from net)    |               |               |           |
    
    
    ------------------------
    [5.2] Controls - Defence
    ------------------------
    
    Action                | Keyboard      | Joystick      | GRiP      | GamePad
    ----------------------|---------------|---------------|-----------|----------
    Tackle (Elbow if      | ALT           | B1            | B + C     | Y
    near player)          |               |               |           |
                          |               |               |           |
    Push                  | SPC + ALT     |  -            | A         | G + Y
                          |               |               |           |
    Slide                 | CTRL          | B1 + B2       | A         | R
                          |               |               |           |
    Switch Player         | ALT           | B1            | B         | Y
    
    
    --------------------------------
    [5.3] Controls - Ball in the Air
    --------------------------------
    
    Action               |  Keyboard      | Joystick      | GRiP      | GamePad
    ---------------------|----------------|---------------|-----------|----------
    Header, Volley, or   | CTRL+Arrow Rgt | B1 + B2       | A         | R
    Bicycle Kick         |                |               |           |
                         |                |               |           |
    Switch to Closest    | ALT            | B1            | B         | Y
    Player               |                |               |           |
    
    
    ----------------------------
    [5.4] Controls - Out of Play
    ----------------------------
    
    Action                | Keyboard      | Joystick      | GRiP      | GamePad
    ----------------------|---------------|---------------|-----------|----------
    Lob                   | CTRL+Arrows   | B1+B2+Move Joy| A + Pad   | R + Pad
                          |               |               |           |
    Pass                  | ALT +Arrows   | B1 + Move Joy | B + Pad   | Y + Pad
                          |               |               |           |
    Cycle Camera/Pl/Etc   | ALT           | B1            | B         | Y
                          |               |               |           |
    Position Target Box   | Arrow Keys    | Move Joy      | Pad       | Pad
                          |               |               |           |
    Select set play       | SPC + Arrows  | B2 + Move Joy | C + Pad   | G + Pad
                          |               |               |           |
    Hide set play selctn  | CTRL+Arrws+SPC| B1+B2+Move Joy| C+Pad+A   | G+Pad+R
                          |               |               |           |
    
    Execute Set Play      | CTRL          | B2            | C         | G
                          |               |               |           |
    Lob to Passback Plyr  | CTRL          | B1 + B2       | A         | R
                          |               |               |           |
    Pass to Passback Plyr | ALT +Arrows   | B1 + Move Joy | B + Pad   | Y + Pad
    
    
    ------------------------------
    [5.5] Controls - Passback Mode
    ------------------------------
    
    Action                | Keyboard      | Joystick      | GRiP      | GamePad
    ----------------------|---------------|---------------|-----------|----------
    To enter passback     | CTRL          | B1 + B2       | A         | R
    mode: Just after a    |               |               |           |
    pass                  |               |               |           |
                          |               |               |           |
    To perform a passback:| CTRL          | B1 + B2       | A         | R
    Repeat                |               |               |           |
                          |               |               |           |
    Passback shot         | SPC           | B2            | C         | G
    
    
    ---------------------------
    [5.6] Controls - Suncom SFX
    ---------------------------
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
         |  OFFENCE        |  DEFENCE           |  CORNER/THROW-IN/FREE KICK
    -----|-----------------|--------------------|----------------------------
    X    |  Pass           |  Tackle / Player   |  Pass or Change Mode
    Y    |  Shoot          |   -                |  Set Play
    A    |  Lob / Header   |  Slide             |  Lob
    B    |  Sprint         |  Sprint            |
         |                 |                    |
    X+A  |  Shallow Lob    |   -                |   -
    X+Y  |  Overhead Chip  |  Push              |   -
    A+Y  |  180 Spin       |   -                |   -
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    ---------------------
    [5.7] Controller Tips
    ---------------------
    
    Suncom SFX-
    
    Two-button plays
    
    To perform two-button plays it is not easy to press two buttons with the
    thumb, especially when they are diagonally opposite each other. Therefore
    it is better if you bring your index finger from the top of the controller
    down over the buttons, so it can be used to press the other button. You
    might need to twist your hand slightly. Once perfected it becomes much easier
    to do chips and spins.  This probably applies to other gamepads as well.
    
    
    MOUSE-
    
    Set Plays
    
    To perform a set play with the mouse hold the right button down and move
    left, right and forward to pick the set play. You must then get the mouse to
    a stationary position, i.e. the player is on a circle not a direction
    ellipse.  Let go of the right button and press it again to activate the set
    play.
    
    Throw Ins and Corners
    
    If you are not using a set play ensure you direction ellipse is pointing
    towards the pitch as you will throw or kick the ball behind you.
    
    
    -------------------------------------------
    [6.1] Fifa 96 Internet References - General
    -------------------------------------------
    
    
    *My FIFA 96 FAQ Homepage
    
    http://www.iscon.demon.co.uk/
    Get the latest FAQ and Info from here.
    
    *The Official EA Sports page
    
    http://www.easports.com/
    
    *Stan Olson's FIFA 96 page
    
    http://www.cu-online.com/~solso/fifa96.html
    
    *Paul Gregory's FIFA 96 page
    
    http://www2.uic.edu/~pgregory/fifa96.html
    
    *Other FIFA 96 pages
    
    http://www.students.uiuc.edu/~mmkoenig/fifa.html
    
    http://www.pair.com/luduswg/TRUCCHI/PC/fifa96.htm
    
    *Sports Games Newsgroup
    comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.sports
    This is where people discuss computers sports games like FIFA and is also
    the place to go if you have problems running it.
    
    *FIFA 96 Demo
    
    ftp://mirrors.aol.com/pub/pc_games/gamehead/f/fifademo.zip
    (I don't think it's there any more.)
    
    
    -------------------------------------------
    [6.2] Fifa 96 Internet References - Leagues
    -------------------------------------------
    
    ### Mail me with URLs for Fifa 96 leagues on the Internet ###
    
    *The Metro Premier League
    
    http://pwp.usa.pipeline.com/~hdt96/index.html
    
    *FIFA 96 Modem Players Database
    
    http://www.cu-online.com/~solso/fifadata.html
    This contains a large listing of FIFA players around the world who play
    via a modem link. It includes Email addresses, where they live and
    their preferred team.
    
    ----------------------
    [7.0] Revision History
    ----------------------
    
    -Version 2.0
    Removed most of the Revision History.
    I've moved my Homepage due to people complaining about it being slow.
    Changed the EA Sports page.
    New info on FIFA 97.
    
    -Version 2.1
    Updated Records.
    More info on Fifa 97.
    
    -Version 2.2
    Minor Changes.
    Updated Records.
    This will probably be the last major release of this FAQ, since Fifa 97 has
    come out.
    
    -Version 2.21
    Changed a record.