Adidas Power Soccer

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Adidas Power Soccer
Adidas Power Soccer cover
Publishers
Psygnosis
Release dates
Windows 1997
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres Sports
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Realistic
Series Adidas Power Soccer
Adidas Power Soccer on MobyGames
Adidas Power Soccer on Wikipedia
Adidas Power Soccer
Adidas Power Soccer 1997
Adidas Power Soccer 98 1998

Key points

Installing on 64-bit systems requires a workaround. See Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.
Getting the game to start on Windows 8 and 10 requires a workaround. See Game not launching on newer versions of Windows.[1]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveGame[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Game options
Game options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched, game runs in 640x480 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Different camera heights can be selected during the match.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Game runs on borderless all the time.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Runs below 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Player setup
Player setup

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Ability to choose from 2 or 4 button configurations as well as the ability to create a user defined layout.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Keyboard or controller are required to play the game.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Ability to choose from 2 or 4 button configurations as well as the ability to create a user defined layout.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[2]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
[3]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
[4]
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[5]
Haptic feedback
No vibration option in the game.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Two people can use the keyboard and controller at the sametime.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio setup
Audio setup

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound FX, Crowd and Commentary.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Alt+Tab crashes the game on Windows 10 but works on XP.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Italian
French
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
4 Versus, Co-op
Online play
4 Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows[edit]

Installer not working on 64-bit machines[6]
  1. Copy the content in the game CD/ISO to a new folder on your desktop.
  2. Download InstallShield 3 shortcut from this link.
  3. Open and extract the downloaded file (setup32.exe) to the Setup folder found in the extracted CD/ISO content\ENGLISH.
  4. Double click on setup32.exe and install the game.
If nothing happens when starting setup32.exe, open the task manager and right click on the setup32.exe process, then click on Go to Details, right click on Setup32.exe again and then Analyze Wait Chain. Close any exe processes preventing the installer to launch.

Game not launching on newer versions of Windows[edit]

Game not launching on newer versions of Windows[7]
  1. Right click on APSS.exe found in <path-to-game>.
  2. Click and check Reduced color mode and select 16-bit (65536) color.
  3. Click and check Disable fullscreen optimizations
  4. Click and check Run the program as an administrator.
  5. Apply and start the game.
The game will crash during the match loading screen. See Game crashes after loading a match.

Game crashes after loading a match[edit]

Game crashes after loading a match[8]
  1. Download DxWnd
  2. Run DxWnd and go to Edit - Add, then add a game
  3. In the Registry tab check Emulate registry and Override registry and paste this:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ App Paths \ APSS.EXE]
"Path" = "\{path}"
@ = '\{path}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Psygnosis]
"APSFullGame" = "\{path}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Psygnosis \ adidas Power Soccer]
"Datapath" = "\{path}"
"MoviePath" = "\{path}"
"CommEPath" = "\{path}"
"CommFPath" = "\{path}"
"CommDPath" = "\{path}"
"CrowdPath" = "\{path}"
"SavePath" = "\{path}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Psygnosis \ adidas Power Soccer \ 6.0]
In "path" you have to enter the path where you installed the game


4. In the I/O tab check Fake CD and choose free letter which the CD Drive should be
5. In the Sound tab check Virtual CD audio
6. In the Compat. tab check Handle Exceptions
7. Download this file and paste to the folder with the game installed

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
DirectDraw
Glide
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 or MS-DOS v6.22
Processor (CPU) Pentium 133 Mhz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA display or better
2 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) Soundblaster 16 or 100% compatible
Other Double speed CD-ROM drive

Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-17
    Tested the game on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit version 1909
  2. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-17
    Verified by testing the game with a Microsoft Xbox One Controller with a USB cable
  3. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-17
    Verified by testing the game with a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 V2 Controller with a USB cable
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-01-17
    Verified by using a ZD-108 controller
  5. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-17
    Verified by hot-plugging 2 different controllers
  6. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-17
    Windows 64-bit machines installer fix
  7. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-17
    Starts on Windows 10
  8. [https://sourceforge.net/p/dxwnd/discussion/general/thread/18acc6383b/?page=1&limit=25#262f