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"semi-fixed" player-switch cursor mode - nice!!

Discussion in 'Pro Evolution Soccer' started by samuelbarros, 23 November 2006.

  1. samuelbarros

    samuelbarros Guest

    I'd read a comment about this a while back but forgot all about it and have only just tried it out over the past couple of days. It makes a big difference to the control you have in the game.

    For those that haven't noticed this option yet (you may be like me and just automatically switch the cursor to "manual" mode every time you play a new version of the game), this "semi-fixed" mode is half-way house between "manual" mode and "fixed" in that the game only switches control to a new player when you press :l1:.

    So, if you play a pass to a team-mate, your team-mate will receive the pass and play on under cpu control. If you then press :l1:, you start to control him.

    It has the advantage over "fixed" mode in that you can choose to switch control to the player currently in possession of the ball whenever you please, so if your guys are playing like muppets, you can intervene. But you can still choose to play as one player for prolonged spells (until the ball goes dead, or you choose to press :l1:).

    It has the advantage over "manual" mode in that you can choose to make off-the ball runs, etc whilst your cpu team mates are playing proper football by themselves.

    It has the added bonus of reducing the amount of times the cpu bias in the game cheats you out of the ball. Repeated play highlights that the cpu players invariably are given a heavy advantage in challenges, like the way the ball will conveniently spin off a stray heel straight back to the guy you've just beat in a tackle, or the way free-kicks are far too often awarded to the cpu for nothing challenges. But now you can leave to the cpu a lot of these challenges you would otherwise be cheated into losing, thus making it a fair 50-50 challenge. Then, if your cpu-controlled guys comes out with possession, you can take over control of him and play on. Very nice.

    It's also handy if you are enjoying your attacking play but the cpu steals the ball and does it's usual punt up the park, straight to the head of it's only attacker. Just leave the cpu controlling your defender and he'll stand a much fairer chance of winning the ball. It saves a lot of the pointless chasing around, fighting against the scripted physics.

    It can also be used to great effect in attack where, with correct timing of the player switch, you can pull of some excellent moves under your full control which would be far less likely to come off with manual switch.

    Give this a try - it makes the game fun again.
     
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  2. Ugeine

    Ugeine League 2

    1 October 2003
    North-hamp-tooon
    North-hamp-tooon
    Sounds quite fun, I'm usually a manual person myself but it get sway too annoying sometimes, especially trying to link up attacking play.
     
  3. SPMC

    SPMC MY last WE07JLCC banners:

    22 February 2004
    califas norte
    i switch it up sometimes between manual and various degrees of semi-auto. because it seems the CPU will always adjust accordingly after a few consecutive games in ML.
     
  4. imran1650

    imran1650 Guest

    sounds great will definitely try that out
     
  5. roofio86

    roofio86 League 1

    25 September 2003
    ive been playing like this for months, i gotta say i prefer it much more as you never really have that prob of pressing L1 10000 times to get the right player
     
  6. damianpadden

    damianpadden Banned

    7 October 2003
    thanks for the great advice, i am using it on the psp and the game is so much better now. you are a legend.

    Thanks again.

    damo666
     
  7. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Hows this work in two player same team mode!!
     
  8. rocco79

    rocco79 Non-League

    31 July 2005
    I'll deffo give it a try, thanks for the advice samuelbarros.
     
  9. Garlione

    Garlione Guest

    Can you do this in online play? And if so, how?
     
  10. Dominic

    Dominic Serie A Staff

    19 August 2003
    Netherlands
    I've been trying this. It's nice to mix up your play a bit. I use it when i'm either to lazy to defend myself(It also helps in keeping your defence in position) or when i'm a bit out of ideas and i'll let the comp have a few touches to surprise me.
     
  11. TheWarden

    TheWarden Non-League

    20 March 2003
    My friend and I play one player on semi-fixed and the other on manual for co-op VS games. Absolutely brilliant as now the player on manual can build up the play whilst the semi-fixed player tries to make good runs. When the attack breaks down the semi-fixed player can easily help out on defence.

    Dunno if it works online - we've been having too much fun playing against the computer like this to try.
     
  12. parpas

    parpas Guest

    Agree with nick cave. In 2 players coop, both semi-fixed mode is just great. especially for defending.


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  13. jflores

    jflores Diegoooooooool!

    25 April 2002
    Centreville, VA (USA)
    FCB
    Ok, where exactly do I set the player-switch cursor?

    In the smack middle between fixed and manual, or in between manual and halfway point?
     
  14. Dominic

    Dominic Serie A Staff

    19 August 2003
    Netherlands
    Between fixed and manuel... You can't miss it, it's called 'semi-fixed' after all.
     
  15. jflores

    jflores Diegoooooooool!

    25 April 2002
    Centreville, VA (USA)
    FCB

    Molto Gratzi!

    ;-)
     
  16. iceobar

    iceobar Tyneside Amateur League

    3 September 2003
    Phoenix - unfortantely
    Watford FC
    what i find it between fixed and the short spanish waiter from fawlty towers - incredible ... si mr fawlty
     
  17. jambotommy

    jambotommy Praying for the miracle..

    7 August 2004
    Narnia
    Hearts

    Ha ha ha ha,you beat me to it.

    :lmao:
     
  18. mazanga

    mazanga League 1

    12 October 2003
    Groningen, Holland
    You cannot use semifixed online. It's a shame because it greatly improves the amount of control you have over your team. And since i cannot use it online i stopped using it offline. I'm having too much trouble adapting to a new way of controlling my team everytime i switch from online to offline and back. So now i am stuck with manual again.
     
  19. Colm

    Colm Guest

    I cant find the place where u change cursors ive seen it b4 but where is it? general settings? im using psp version btw
     
  20. joc

    joc Non-League

    13 April 2006
    It is under Player Settings screen option where you change the cursor speed.
    You can change the speed of the cursor or make it Manual or Semi-Fixed.

    When the match begins pause the game and choose Player Settings option.
     

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