The time for PES5 has arrived.
That’s my original copy from 2004 with the GAME price sticker still on it. £29.99? From an actual shop? What times they were, eh?
I’ll actually be playing this ‘version’ of the game:
Which has the benefit of better graphics, and of being playable in widescreen displays. The 2004-era graphics look splendid even on a modern HD monitor. No need to soup anything up.
I’d have snapped my thumbshot using the PC box, which I own, but it’s away in a drawer somewhere and I haven’t got the time to look for it. Or Photoshop it.
I bought PES5 four times in total — on PS2, on PSP, on the original Xbox, and on PC.
Here in 2017 I’ll be playing on this laptop:
A 2014 Toshiba Satellite. 8GB RAM. Nvidia GeForce GT 740M. Intel Core i7 CPU @ 2.40GHz.
I have it dual-screened and will be playing PES5 mainly on this:
— a 24″ Acer HD monitor.
Or, when I have time, I’ll be using this:
— to play on this:— a 32″ Samsung TV, from roughly 2011 or so. So old now that it doesn’t have all the Internet bells and whistles, but it’s a great gaming TV.
I’ll be playing
starting with this lot (team name edited to COVENTRY CITY):
— with the kits edited per season to something Sky Blue-like.
I’ll be starting out on PES5’s top difficulty level, the old-school PES equivalent of Superstar:
– in this Master League Division 1 and Division 2 environment:
— using this wired controller:
I know, using an Xbox360 for Windows controller to play PES5 is sacrilege… But it’ll do me until I can find the time to spend an hour to set up a PS3 controller using one of the several utilities available.
I’m using a random Option File that I grabbed in 2010-ish from PES Gaming or somewhere like that. The Option File is pre-Kitserver. It changes all team names to ‘proper’ names (no Manchester Red, etc.) and does a decent job of all the badges and kits too.
I’ve given lots of thought to a Certain Matter That Is Bound To Come Up, and decided that I will not offer any assistance in the procurement ofcopies of the PC version of PES5. I understand why the query may come, but it doesn’t have to be addressed by me. Anybody who has access to an Internet-enabled computer has all the advice and assistance they need right at their fingertips. If all else fails, there is always eBay and Amazon for the procurement of preowned copies.
And with all the set-up niceties out of the way, I throw my slipper at you.