Category Archives: PC

Update to Live Cricket 2009

The developer of Live Cricket 2009 has released an updated beta version of the game. According to him, this version will serve as the final public beta for the game before it undergoes further changes and is released in its final form.

The updated version fixes most of the bugs from earlier releases and contains a few substantive feature changes. It can be downloaded here. There’s also a patch to go along with it which can be downloaded here. Both files need to be renamed from .doc to .zip. You can then unzip the files and overwrite the executable from the first folder with the one from the folder for the patch.

If you encounter any bugs or would like to suggest changes to the game, you can post them in the Live Cricket 2009 thread on the Planetcricket.net forums.

Click here to view screenshots of the game

Cricket Revolution Gameplay

There’s a video up on youtube that shows the gameplay of the upcoming Mindstorm Studios game, Cricket Revolution.

The person providing the commentary moves in and out of using English, so it might be somewhat difficult to understand what he’s trying to say at certain points. The graphics seem decent, at least based on the standard set by past cricket games. But, of course, the big sell of Cricket Revolution is its online multi-player feature, not its graphics. Something that stood out from the video is how the bowling system works. The player determines the pace and variation well before the bowler begins his run up. Also, I noticed that every ball that was bowled in the video was easily dispatched to the boundary. It’s hard to say anything conclusive about the quality of the gameplay from the video, but hopefully the batting system is more challenging than it looked.

Galli Cricket

Galli Cricket is a game for the PC that has been out for a while now. For a number of reasons, it has largely been eclipsed by other, better marketed cricket games on the market. One reason is that the game has focused on catering almost exclusively to the subcontinent’s large fan base, to India, in particular. The concept of ‘galli’ (street) cricket itself holds much more appeal for cricket fans on the subcontinent, most of whom developed their love for the game playing on neighbourhood streets. A second reason is that the game lacks, by design, the sort of realism that fans seek in cricket games. Its narrow focus in recreating the feel of street cricket means that the official formats of the sport are left out, no international teams, no tests. To its credit, Galli Cricket sets itself a limited task of catering to a specific niche and does a pretty good job at that.

You can read more about the feature set of Galli Cricket on its website. You can also download the free version of the game on its website by registering or here.

An Interview with the CEO of Mindstorm Studios

The person being interviewed is Babar Ahmed, the CEO of Mindstorm Studios which developed the soon to be released Cricket Revolution.

For much of the interview, he discusses the challenges of producing and distributing a game like Cricket Revolution while being one of the few video game development studios based in Pakistan. He also talks about what makes Cricket Revolution unique compared to its main competitors, Codemasters’ Ashes Cricket 2009 and the EA Sports Cricket series. According to him, Cricket Revolution’s stand out feature will be its focus on being a community-based online multiplayer game. After the game is released, the Cricket Revolution website will serve as a community portal in which players can view leaderboards, in-depth statistics, etc. The game will be available to be purchased on Steam on September 18.

Live Cricket 2009

Live Cricket 2009 is a work-in-progress game for the PC being developed by Kurtkz, a member at the Planetcricket.net forums. At the moment, it’s primarily an arcade-style game with mostly 2d graphics, but it will also include a management/simulation mode.

Screenshots and more information about the game can be found at his thread on the Planetcricket forums: http://www.planetcricket.net/forums/cricket-game-development-project/live-cricket-2008-2009-a-56435.html

He has also recently released an early demo for people to test. The demo can be downloaded here.

Yes, that is a .doc file extension at the end. You have to rename it to .zip after you download the file. You can then unzip it and click on the executable file.

Kurtkz has provided a brief tutorial on how to play the game that can be downloaded here. If you encounter any problems with the game, you can report them in the Planetcricket thread and contribute to the development of the game.

Cricket Revolution System Requirements and Release Date Announced

Mindstorm Studios, the developers of Cricket Revolution, have announced the release date for the new game. It will be made available for download on Steam on September 18, 2009.

The game’s page on Steam can be accessed here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/25500/. Its price is unknown at the moment.

These are the minimum system requirements for the game:

  • OS: Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista
  • Processor: Pentium 4, 2.0GHz processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM (1 GB for Vista)
  • Graphics: 128 MB supported video card
  • DirectX®: 9.0c or later
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB available
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card

and the following are the recommended specifications:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel® 2.4 GHz Dual Core processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista)
  • Graphics: 256 MB 6600 Nvidia graphics card or ATI equivalent
  • DirectX®: 9.0c or later
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB available
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card

Cricket Coach 2009 v3.06 Demo

Rockingham Software has released an updated version of its management game Cricket Coach.  The following issues have been addressed in v3.06.

  • Fixed issue where S.Katich in a team was causing illegal team selection messagebox
  • Fixed issue where S.Katich was cloned and appeared in every team slot for some teams
  • Fixed sort by contract end date on squad screen
  • Fixed sort by salary on squad screen
  • Fixed small issue related to transfers an southern hemisphere teams
  • Fixed two crash bugs related to loading up a game
  • Added view statistics option to player editor and reset stats button
  • Added option to save text file player database to binary file player database in player editor
  • Fixed issues wth loading text file player database and yet saving binary player database

A trial of the game can be downloaded here: http://www.cricketcoachgame.com/cricketcoach2009.exe

International Cricket Captain 2009 Demo

The demo for International Cricket Captain 2009 can be downloaded directly here: http://www.childishthings.co.uk/downloads/2009/InternationalCricketCaptain2009v912.exe. The file size is approximately 99 mb.

It includes the latest updates from version 9.12. The demo allows you to access all the features in the game, but it only lasts for two days.

If you face any issues, you can post them in the publishers’ forum: http://www.childishthings.co.uk/forum/

Ashes Cricket 2009 Demo and Demo Extender

The demo for Ashes Cricket 2009 is available for download on the Codemasters website.

This is a direct link to the demo file: ftp://downloads.codemasters.com/demo/ashescricket2009_demo_install.exe

The file size is approximately 621 mb.

The demo is limited to three overs per side, but Planetcricket.com forum member AbBh has created a demo extender that allows you to play with unlimited overs.

The demo extender file can be downloaded from Planetcricket: http://www.planetcricket.net/forums/ashes-cricket-2009-downloads-forum/demo-extender-56831.html. If you face any issues, you can post them over on the forums.

Ashes Cricket 2009: System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements needed for the game to function on your PC:

  • Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 or above is recommended)
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • 2 Ghz Pentium or AMD™ equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GeForce 6800 / Radeon X1600 or above Shader 3.0 256MB RAM card
  • DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Dual layer DVD-ROM Drive
  • 2.5 GB Hard Drive Space

However, the following specifications are recommended for the game to function smoothly:

  • Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 or above is recommended)
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • 3 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD™ equivalent and above
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • Graphics card: GeForce 8800GS & above, or Radeon X1900 series & above
  • Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card.
  • Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
  • 3 GB Hard Drive Space