Celtic Bug On PES2008

November 8, 2007

Try not to act too surprised guys, but it looks like another PES 2008 glitch has surfaced. Just a quick heads up that according to various PES players from other websites, there is a glitch on Master League mode, where if you play against Celtic, the game won’t start, and your master league will be over. Apparently, you can’t even pick up from the nearest save data, because you’ll still get the same error upon playing them.
I myself have had no issues playing Celtic in the ML, but if you’re about to start one, you might aswell stay on the safe side and remove them from your league.


Konami Release Statement About The Slowdown

November 8, 2007

Here is an email PESfan have received from Konami on the subject of slowdown.

Konami Digital Entertainment is aware that some players of PES2008 are experiencing “stuttering” by their machine when playing on PS3. (This does not occur on other formats). After checking the matter we have found that the problem is primarily taking place where the user is not playing the game in high definition.

The solution to this problem is to play the game on an HD TV (high definition screen) with an HDMI or component cable and the PS3 set to output in 720p resolution or above. This should prevent the problem and allow the player to enjoy the full HD experience provided by their PlayStation 3.

Please note: to achieve high definition it is necessary to use HDMI or component cables instead of the AV (composite) cable supplied with the PS3.

We are continuing to work on finding a solution for those people who do not have access to an HD TV.

In the meantime Konami would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused

This is very dissapointing, considering quite a few people on various websites, including me, have the resolution and cables required, yet the slowdown is still evident. Hopefully they’re not trying to weasel out of a patch and one will be released in the coming weeks.


Konami Talk About PES Online

November 7, 2007

Good to see they’ve found out where they’ve gone wrong and have set a deadline of November the 19th for the patches on both the PS3 and the 360.

Here’s the interview, courtesy of PESforum

There are several issues with the new release but the ones I am mainly concerned about for our users is the Achievements on xbox 360 version and Online play on both versions. Are you aware of how bad the online lag is at the moment both on the xbox 360 version and PS3 version? I am sure you have seen it for yourself and admit this needs to be fixed as a priority.

Yes the lag needs to be sorted out and is an issue we have been working on since a week before official release when we were first made aware of the issues. To minimise lag, try to play against people from your own country and turn all other Internet using equipment off.

Some people have reported seeing a goal go in but beein given a corner, or have seen a free kick go wide but was given as a goal, is this just all part of the lag and will it be fixed?

Yes it is, sometimes it will show on one persons screen as a corner, but the other as a goal, this is the game out of sync, this is the same as free kicks and other situations where on one screen it goes out for a corner but the other it goes in, but we have heard of cases that on both screens it did not go in but was still given as a goal, this is all down to the net code which is all part of the same lag issue which will be rectified with the patch.

Do you have a timescale on when the patch will be released for both versions?

We hope to have the patch released within two weeks at the latest, and have set a deadline of monday 19th November to get this to the public, as we are aware there are a lot of gamers out there that are avoiding a massive part of the game (online play) because of the online issues.

Are you aware of the problem people scoring free kicks online and not getting the achievement? Also several other achievements seem to be given to some people but not others.

Yes this is another issue that will be resolved with the patch, we cannot understand why some people have been given the achievement but others have not, we are currently working on a solution to this and will issue a statement explaining why this happens in the near future.

There are a lot of dissappointed PES fans out there that have even took the game back and bought a certain other football game, what would you say to them?

I would say to ALL PES fans to be patient with us while we rectify the problems, please be assured that we are working very hard to fix these problems. We hope that everyone will soon be enjoying the online aspect of the game which people will love playing with their friends and fellow gamers


PES 2008 360 Option File is out!

November 7, 2007

Option File has been created by gjsmsith, so all credit goes to him

Just a quick mention that there a slight risk of having your account on LIVE banned, but it’s very unlikely, and has happened to nobody.

Download links: here for gfx format or here for bin format
(Bin should be the easier format to download)
If you don’t understand the difference, read on:

BEFORE STARTING-
delete your existing edit and uniform files just leaving your option file (system data saves 76kb)

FOR .BIN- download them to your PC, extract zipped folder, plug in ur 360 memory card and usb converter cable, transfer them to your memory card, take out your memory card, put memory card in xbox, go to dashboard, delete your existing edit and uniform files just leaving your option file (system data saves 76kb) if you haven’t done already, copy the new edit and uniform files from your memory card to the hard drive, remove memory, play game, check the edit screen to see if changes occured, if so play… if not do this fix-go back to 360 dashboard, open hard drive files, look for pes saves, if they say ‘unknown’ next to them- select copy and then select the same hard drive they are on anyway and your xbox user name will appear next to them.. now they will work.

FOR XPLODER .GSX- download them to your PC, extract the zipped folder, put the .gsx files in your PC’s game saves folder (C:\Program Files\Xploder\XBOX 360 Cheatsaves\Saves) turn on your xploder software, plug in your 360 memory card and usb converter cable, transfer them from PC to your memory card this turns them back from .GSX to .bin. take out your memory card, put memory card in xbox, go to dashboard, delete your existing edit and uniform files just leaving your option file (system data saves 76kb) if you haven’t done already. Copy the new edit and uniform files from your memory card to the hard drive, remove memory, play game, check the edit screen to see if changes occured, if so play… if not do this fix-go back to 360 dashboard, open hard drive files, look for pes saves, if they say ‘unknown’ next to them- select copy and then select the same hard drive they are on anyway and your xbox user name will appear next to them.. now they will work

Also, you cannot, transfer this with a usb, it simply won’t work. You need a 360 hard drive or some sort of 360 memory stick


Soccer AM’s TUBES on PES2008!

November 6, 2007

Almost everyone from the UK has heard of Soccer AM and will probably know who TUBES is but, if you don’t then you don’t. Well anyway the guys at W.E.N.B and Soccer AM worked together and made TUBES from Soccer AM on PES 2008. So he’s now available for download. This is only for the PS3 im afraid.

He will replace Rooney as England’s number 9.

Download TUBES

To get TUBES onto PES2008 is exactly the same as the PES2008 option files. So follow the guide (made by me) if you need to.

TUBES

^^ TUBES in all his glory.


PES Is Here To Stay

November 6, 2007

Just a quick update on the latest gaming charts, and despite all the critisicm, PES is still top. Still early days, but it’ll be interesting to see how long they can stay there.

Top 10 (All formats):
1.PES 2008
2.Fifa 08
3.The Simpsons Game
4.Ratatouille
5.Halo 3
6.Football Manager 2008
7.The Sims 2:Castaway
8.More Brain Training With Dr.Kawashima
9.Brain Training With Dr.Kawashima
10.The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass


Winning Eleven 2008 demo is out!

November 6, 2007

I’ve always been a fan of PES 2008’s Japanese counterpart, Winning Eleven. It’s been around for a lot longer than PES series, and I’ve always enjoyed it more, the main difference between the two being the fluid gameplay. So it’s interesting to see that the WE 2008 demo is out on the Japan and Honk Kong store. We know almost all of you will have the US or UK store,so here is some more info on how to create an account.

You should then have access to the store where WE2008 will be out.

It’ll certainly be interesting to see if it has no slowdown on the demo, and eventually the game.