Information For Registered Users
World Cup Cricket is a freeware DOS cricket game for the PC.
World Cup Cricket is based on international one-day matches played between the nine test playing countries.
You choose a team and guide them through a series of international tournaments each with their own unique format. After three
tournaments you play in the ultimate competition - the World Cup (thats assuming you qualify, of course). The format of the actual
matches is similar to that of its predecessor Sticky Wicket but with some additional features such as
umpire images and advanced strategy within the match situation.
To get an idea of what this game looks like, check out the screenshots.
World Cup Cricket is the second of two cricket games I have written for the PC. The other is called
Sticky Wicket and is based on english county one-day matches.
World Cup Cricket should work on any IBM compatible PC with EGA or better graphics card
and at least 512K of RAM. This should be ok for any PC purchased after 1990!
These are the features of the registered version:
- User can take charge of any one of the 9 teams
- Database of 225 players, 9 teams each with career statistics and batting and bowling abilities
- Seasonal and career averages for your team
- World Cup averages for all teams involved
- Qualification period of 3 years where England plays in 3 out of 5 different events. The "World Cup" is played the following year.
- Unlimited number of seasons
- Edited highlights of the game including action shots, LBWs, run outs etc
- Match interactivity - when to run, who to bowl, batting order, field placings etc
- Your strategy can be changed throughout the match
- Comments on the shots played and dismissals
- Umpire decisions in response to appeals
- Squad selection - pick a squad of 16 from 25 to take to each tournament
- Team selection - choose 11 from 16 before each match
- 5 different built-in field settings
- Save / restore position after each tournament
- Career page showing your teams records and comparisons with other teams
- Choice of five levels of difficulty
May 1992 - Version 2.00
June 1992 - Version 2.10
June 1992 - Version 2.15
- First release into the shareware market.
July 1992 - Version 2.16
- Minor bug fixes.
- '8' key on key-pad now works!
- Games are now more realistic. Less likely to get matches with ridiculously few dismissals/runs etc.
February 1993 - Version 2.50
- Improved programing with minor bug fixes.
- Better team selection methods.
March 1993 - Version 2.51
April 1995 - Version 2.52
- Level settings now incorporated.
- Improved strategy.
- At any stage during a match the user can alter how much risk their team plays with.
- Running improved.
- In a run out the closest player to the stumps is the one given out.
- Batsmen can now run four runs.
- Batsmen can run before the ball stops.
- Completed runs during run outs are included.
- Team selection slightly improved.
- On scorecard, batsmen appear in the order they batted.
- The fielders role is more realistic.
25th September 1996 - Version 2.60
- Updated documentation to include e-mail addresses and registration fees/procedures for overseas users.
23rd August 2001 - Version 2.61
- New "key file" registration system
- Improved method for getting game to run at correct speed
- Can now quit WCC while playing a game by pressing F9
- Level setting can now be altered from the Main Menu
- New option to toggle sound on/off
- Tidied up data file storage system
- Vaslty improved on-disk documentation - now over twice the size!
- New facility to print registration form within the game (shareware version only)
24th November 2002 - Version 2.62
- Game is now freeware and so a default key file is included in the distribution to unlock all features
- Updated documentation with new contact details and removed references to registration etc
- Added the source code! (Quick Basic 4.5 compatible)
- Removed chunks of redundant code from the program concerning shareware and key file logic
- Removed the key file from the distribution as it is no longer used
- Completely reorganised wcc.txt into a more logical format. Ammended contact details, website address and added a link to the new Yahoo! discussion group. Also added sections on troubleshooting, compatibility and installation
- Fixed a bug which was caused by Quick Basic's "Shell" command. Now no
longer uses the "Shell" command. This had been causing a FILE NOT FOUND
- Improved error handling
Information For Registered Users
Sticky Wicket and World Cup Cricket are no longer shareware so there is no need to register.
Thank you very much to those (200+!) of you who registered for one or both of my cricket games. Your support
is much appreciated. Although these games are now freeware, your details are kept on record and I will try
my best to ensure you receive discounts on any future games I write.