These are the Eat The Whistle Frequently Asked Questions, this document is mantained by Gabriele Greco, please mail him new FAQ entry and, if possible, the correct answer :)
The ETW 1.2 patch is available in aminet in the directory game/patch, the archive name is ETW-CD12p.lha and the file length is about 60k. You can download the patch clicking here. You can find it also in the Hurricane Studios web site.
Here are some of the 1.2 news:
Here are some of the 1.1 news:
There will be at least another patch, since there are a few things that don't work yet as we want, maybe if the game sells enough copies that we'll release a 98/99 version with a lot of new features. Anyway check always Aminet for news about ETW.
Get ETW 1.2 patch.
Get ETW 1.2 patch, the bug was in the load routine, so your saved league is not lost.
YES, the conversion tool is available HERE and in aminet, it's distributed with source code!
The highlight viewing code is not yet totally bug free, since ETW has a LOT of options it's quite difficult for the viewing code to recreate exactly the original situation so it may fail, if you have an highlight that crashes your machine send it to me, it will be useful to make finally the highlight code totally bug free!
We gave the ASCII manual to the distributor months before the CD print, but for some technical delays the printed manual hasn't be placed in the CDs, maybe if ETW will be reprinted the new CDs will have it :) Anyway the 1.2 patch is distributed with the ASCII version of the manual, you can find it also here.
YES, simply make a drawer and copy the whole contents of the CD-ROM to the drawer, then you can delete the files that you don't need, for instance the intro/#?.anim if you don't want to see the game intros and the spoken comment languages that you don't need (in the speak directory). You can also delete the developer directory if you are not intrested in the developer tools! The 1.2 update script allows also to do a complete installation manually.
Because to work in a system friendly way it has to convert every player image to the native screen display format (550*4 for the players, black and whites, 200 for the refree, 300 for the goalkeepers...), this process can be speeded up a lot if you own a graphics card or CGX-AGA with PLANES2FAST enabled. ETW 1.1+ has an option to play the same friendly match more times without having to reload everything.
Probably you have an ATAPI CD-Rom that does CPU transfer instead of DMA ones, to solve this install the game to the HD, if you have upgraded ETW to 1.1+ you can also try the AUDIO TO FAST option that copies the crowd samples / spoken comment to RAM before the start of the game.
ETW 1.0 was incompatible with the 16/24bit CGX modes (but works correctly with P96 ones), the 1.1+ solves this, provided you have cgxsystem.library 41.20 or newer (the older ones had a bug on the chunky->true color blitting routine.
If you don't own ETW you can get a demo of it in Aminet, the demo is placed in the directory game/demo and it's called ETW_DEMO.lha (600k), click here to download it from this page!.
You can buy ETW through Epic Marketing web site or at the follwing addresses (maybe also from your nearest amiga store):
Hirschauer Str. 9
BSS House-Area 50
You can find the latest official patches to ETW in Aminet in the directory game/patch (latest is V1.2) or get it here!
ETW related sites:
Get ETW 1.2 patch.