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Sunday, 14 May 2000

Updated Downloads page - added new link to demo.

Saturday, 20 January 2001

Updated Reviews page - added review by 'Dizzy' Gillespie.

Monday, 2 October 2000

Updated Hints 'n' Tips page - added general hints by Jonnie.

Sunday, 2 July 2000

Updated Hints 'n' Tips page - added detailed hints by Andrew Garven.

Sunday, 21 May 2000

Updated Links page - added link to Unofficial ICC 2 Headquarters.

Sunday, 14 May 2000

Updated Downloads page - added I2Ed v1.02 patch by Indigo.

Monday, 1 May 2000

Updated Downloads page - added International database created using I2Ed by Neville Onan-Read.

Sunday, 23 April 2000

I2Ed (the unofficial ICC2 editor) has been released.

Updated Downloads page - added I2Ed by Indigo.

Updated Downloads page - added County Championship 2000 database created using I2Ed by Alex Grimsley.

Updated Hints 'n' Tips page - added detailed hints by Ian Lay.

Updated Wish List page - updated General list.

Sunday, 9 April 2000

Beta 5.5 of the I2Ed editor has been released to the beta testers.

Sunday, 2 April 2000

Beta 5 of the I2Ed editor has been released to the beta testers. It is hoped it will be officially released mid April but this is dependant on reports from the beta testers.

Sunday, 20 February 2000

Updated Downloads page - added Best Super Players saved game by Gordon Van Der Heever.

Wednesday, 16 February 2000

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Gordon Van Den Heever (2 super keepers).

Updated Hints 'n' Tips page - added short bowling hint by Edward Griggs.

Updated Wish List page - updated Bowling list plus added list from Chris Bachofen.

Monday, 14 February 2000

Updated Downloads page - uploaded ICC 2 Photo page that was previously unavailable.

Sunday, 13 February 2000

Updated Downloads page - as a result of the additional space now available to me I have uploaded all but 3 of the ICC 2 Scenarios that for so long have not been available. If any links are still broken or you have the 3 missing files (Australia A, England and Essex) please let me know (do not send the missing files until requested).

Saturday, 12 February 2000

I have now received a newer beta of the I2Ed editor that is in development. Here is a screenshot of the editor in action.

Updated Cheats page - mentioned of the editor in development.

Updated Downloads page - added patch v1.32 of International Cricket Captain 2.

Sunday, 30 January 2000

I have now received a beta of the I2Ed editor that is in development. I can't revel any details of the editor yet but development is continuing.

Updated Hints 'n' Tips page - added short hint by Iain Rawson.

Sunday, 23 January 2000

Updated Features page - removed features that were originally listed in the press pack I received but were not implemented in the final release. These were In-season transfer system, Pre-season friendlies and Hire coach, physio and youth scout.

Monday, 17 January 2000

A lot of people have been emailing me about the forthcoming I2Ed editor. I do not know when it will be released. I am a beta tester but have not received any details in weeks. Also due to problems at UK Sports with its hosted sites Indigo, ICC International and the I2Ed homepages are currently unreachable. Hopefully these sites will be available again by the end of next week. Update - Andrew Drinkwater has posted a message in the ICC forum stating

'The editor is currently on ice. Why? Because we have received nothing from any of our testers. Not a jot, not a mail not even a 'thank you for sending me the beta - it arrived safely'. Its getting towards a point where we're going to get rid of all the people who volunteered to test for us and ask people who we can rely on (Dave, Tony, Tyrone et al spring to mind). We'll try our best to finish this editor off as soon as possible because I'm dying to play some of the things that we did for ICC in the all-new engine. Two divisional world league, anyone? - Andrew Drinkwater'

Now this is very strange as I have not yet received a beta version of the editor to test.

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Tom Grange (Y2K bug?).

Sunday, 12 December 1999

Updated Links page - removed broken links

Sunday, 21 November 1999

I have heard a bit more about the forthcoming I2Ed editor. More details can be found on the home pages. Beta testing should start early December and I am one of the beta testers so I will try and keep you posted.

Updated Links page - added link to official I2Ed homepage.

Sunday, 7 November 1999

Updated Cheats page - added 2 Hex edtting cheats by Andrew Drinkwater.

Monday, 18 October 1999

Updated Downloads page - added patch v1.30 of International Cricket Captain 2.

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Mathew Read (another sighting of SL super player).

Updated Reviews page - added brief details of Magazine reviews.

Updated Wish List page.

Saturday, 2 October 1999

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Nasser Hafiz (SL super player), Ian McNicoll (difficulty & ICC 3) and James Flint (ICC 3 & Internet play).

Updated Wish List page.

Tuesday, 21 September 1999

Updated Cheats page - added choose bat/bowl even if lost toss cheat.

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Prashanth Kharache (computer team selctions).

Updated Wish List page.

Wednesday, 15 September 1999

Updated Wish List page.

Sunday, 12 September 1999

Updated Links page - added link to the Virtual Pavilion.

Updated Wish List page.

Saturday, 4 September 1999

UKSN have published an interview conducted with Brian Walker the producer of ICC and ICC 2.

Updated Reviews page - added link to review by Games Domain.

Wednesday, 1 September 1999

Updated Downloads page - Added Baptism of Fire - Australia, Baptism of Fire - England and Over The Hill - England scenarios by Dave Austin.

Updated Wish List page.

Sunday, 29 August 1999

A screenshot of the unofficial editor currently under development by I-2 has been released.

Updated Downloads page - added patch v1.25 of International Cricket Captain 2 and link to Editor screenshot.

Updated Downloads page - added links to Kenya and Scotland scenarios courtesy of PC Cricket World.

Updated Hints 'n' Tips page - added quick hint by Steve Williams.

Updated Wish List page.

Saturday, 21 August 1999

Updated Downloads page - added link to Engand scenario courtesy of ICC International.

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Adam Carter (Hall of Fame).

Updated Links page - added link to Harbour ICC.

Updated Wish List page.

Wednesday, 18 August 1999

I have judged the entries for the Empire ICC 2 Competition.

Updated Downloads page - added Aussie Aussie Aussie scenario by Andrew Drinkwater.

Updated Downloads page - added New Names submitted by Damian Gleeson.

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Richard Watters (ICC 2 improvement ideas).

Updated Hints 'n' Tips page - added best XI's selected for Empire Competition

Saturday, 14 August 1999

Updated Cheats page - added declaring cheat.

Updated Downloads page - added link to Essex scenario courtesy of ICC International.

Thursday, 12 August 1999

Empire Competition has now been closed. I will judge entries and announce winners in next few days. I have only received one team from Chris Child - other webmasters who I asked have not sent in teams. Chris sent in a County Championship side so all entries will be judged against that.

Updated Downloads page - added patch v1.20e of International Cricket Captain 2.

Updated Downloads page - added scenario Australia A courtesy of ICC International.

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Paul McDonald (ICC 2 improvement ideas).

Updated Hints 'n' Tips page - added detailed hints and comments from Chris Child developer of ICC 2 that he posted in the ICC forum.

Updated Links page - added link to ICC International.

Updated Wish List page.

Sunday, 1 August 1999

Closing date for Empire Competition to win International Cricket Captain 2 has been extended to Saturday, 7 August as not yet received all selected teams. I have only received a few entries for this competition which is very disappointing.

Also slightly disppointing is the lack of submissions for Reviews, Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips, Wish Lists, etc for the game. Please do send in Reviews, Feedback, Hints, Wish Lists, etc.

Updated Cheats page - added cheat to be manager of any International side as well as a county side by Ben Gershaw.

Updated Hints 'n' Tips page - added quick hint by Andrew Drinkwater.

Updated Reviews page - added review by Andrew Drinkwater (Indigo webmaster).

Sunday, 25 July 1999

Updated Downloads page - added patch v1.12 of International Cricket Captain 2.

Updated Reviews page - added link to review by GameSpot UK.

Friday, 23 July 1999

International Cricket Captain 2 was released today. If you have just come here for the first time recommend you download the patch to v1.1.

Updated Downloads page - added first scenario for International Cricket Captain 2, an update to the original Young Lions scenario by Indigo.

Updated Downloads page - added details of ICC 2 Photo Patch by Indigo which adds over 500 colour player photos for use in ICC2.

Updated Links page - added Link to Jamie Whittle's ICC 2 Pages.

Thursday, 22 July 1999

International Cricket Captain 2 is definitely released tomorrow. Stores like Electronics Boutique and Game Station already have the game in stock. Price at Game Station was 29.99, did not see price at EB.

Updated Downloads page - added patch v1.1 of International Cricket Captain 2.

Wednesday, 21 July 1999

Added new Competition - pick the best XI players and you could win 1 of 10 copies of International Cricket Captain 2.

Updated Reviews page - added CricketGames.com review plus link to review by UK Sports Network.

Tuesday, 20 July 1999

My review copy of International Cricket Captain 2 arrived this morning. Initial impressions are very favourable. I will add a full review in the next few days when I have a chance to play the game a bit more. It should be in the shops by the 23rd.

Added Cheats page.

Updated Features page - added minimum and recommended requirement as on box.

Added Hints 'n' Tips page.

Added Reviews page.

Added Wish List page.

Wednesday, 14 July 1999

The following was posted to the Official ICC forum recently.

The release date for International Cricket Captain 2 has slipped to July 23. Sorry about this but we have no choice.
Brian
Empire

Subsequent to this message there have been reports it has been further delayed until July 30 or July 26. July 30 is more likely release date in shops as 99% of games are released on a friday. Pre-orders could be shipped from 26 July if this date is accurate.

Another idea for the competition.

Anton Schaffer suggested

How about you post some pictures of some of the all time greats. These pictures would be them in their youth. You then post next to those pictures, pictures of what they look like now. And the competition entrants have to much the younger photo to the recent photo. I am sure we could find these pictures on CricInfo..... Not sure if I like this idea as would need research to get photos (unless someone can supply a suitable set) and as Anton himself pointed out in his email does not relate much to ICC 2.

Monday, 5 July 1999

Updated Screenshots page - added 15 screenshot that are part of the Webmasters pack by Empire.

Had a few suggestions for competitions. Not yet decided which one to use, might end up using more than one format. If you have some other suggestions not listed below please send them in.

Ben Wilson suggested

1) You could run a reality quiz where the person predicts certain aspects of the real game.

This is a nice idea but means making the competition run over a longer period of time whilst actual events occur.

2) You could get people to put in ideas for maybe ICC 2 updates and the best ideas win.

Would expand it to say what updates would be nice but also get people to includes the teams/players accordingly. This was the idea I wanted to implement.

3) Why not give the copies to the people who have done the most for ICC and can prove it like Andrew Drinkwater etc.

Sounds nice and fair but Empire might get a bit upset. Also open to abuse as people try to pursuade me they have done a lot for ICC.

Lachlan Monfries suggested

You could ask Brian for a list of players that he thought made up the ultimate 11 in ICC 1 and then get people to send in their best 11's from the game. Whoever has the closest best 11 to Brian's best 11 could win the game. You could set it up so that each person has to choose 5 batsmen, an allrounder, a wicky and 4 bowlers. And only 1 overseas player can be in the team.

Like this idea, could get both Chris and Brian to dominate their own teams. Will email them and ask them if they have time from completing ICC 2 to dominate a team.

Anton Schaffer suggested

Idea 1- One idea is asking a couple of questions based on the first ICC.

Example Questions:
1 - If your team had to win every game in the county championship, with maximum points, what would be your total amount of points at the end of the season? (this would most probably send most people back to ICC trying to work out the points system)
2 - Name 3 new features about ICC 2. (this would most probably cause the user to browse your site looking for the answers, therefore extra hits to your site - not that you need it..... :)
3 - In ICC2, when you tour other countries, will you be able to play against local cricket teams?? (obvious yes/no question)

Was trying to avoid simple question style competition.

Idea 2 - Alternatively, you could place maybe 5 cricket bats/balls in various places on your website causing the entrant to browse your site looking for the object. This way you could get browsers to visit less frequented pages on your site which you think should gain more exposure. The entrant then has give send in the names of those pages on which they found the object.... I have seen this idea in use before, and it really works.... Besides getting more exposure to the less frequented pages.....

This idea might work although people might not like having to trawl around the site. Does as you say though increase exposure to some pages that might not have much. Might consider doing this for 1 copy though.

Wednesday, 30 June 1999

My Empire ICC 2 baseball cap arrived today :-) Perfect for the 1st days play at Edgbaston tomorrow.

No ideas have yet been sent in for the ICC 2 competition. Maybe the best idea submitted for a competition that will benefit ICC 2 (but not require it) will win one of the 10 copies I have available as prizes. Entries must be sent in by Friday so I can set up the competition over the weekend.

I-2 have updated their site and are planning to release some of the Total Conversions they did for ICC as Indigo for ICC 2. This would require the need for an editor which there are no details available yet obviously although I wouldn't be surprised of Chau Le the author of ICEd was involved.

Updated Previews page - added Preview by Andrew Drinkwater webmaster of I-2 and Indigo.

Monday, 28 June 1999

Heard from Empire today that the release has been put back one week to Friday, 16 July. Gives me a chance to think up a competition for the 10 copies I will have available as prizes. Any ideas please send them in. I was thinking along lines of doing All Time Great squads for each county/test country in case an editor becomes available for the game. Ideally want something that could benefit the game so squad details is an obvious choice.

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Matt Lane (multiplayer ICC) and Hugh Bradley.

Wednesday, 23 June 1999

Heard back from Empire that overseas (outside UK) people requesting the demo CD-ROM of ICC 2 will have to pay postage.

Updated Previews page - added link to online preview by GamePlayers NZ.

Tuesday, 22 June 1999

I have been asked by Brian Walker, the producer of ICC 2, to run a poll asking fans to specify what feature they would like out of 3D Highlights or Multi-player and additions to existing gameplay. You can vote using the poll form above. Anyone voting for 3D Highlights over gameplay is not a fan of the game :-)

Got my information slightly wrong yesterday - the demo of ICC 2 will be appearing on Ultimate PC along with a preview not on PC-Pro. The magazine is due to go on sale 7th July.

It has been confirmed that CricketGames.com will have 10 copies of ICC 2 to give away as competition prizes. I will try and get the competition up and running very soon so winners can get their prizes when the game is released.

Updated Feedback page - added brief notes from Brian in response to all feedback received so far.

Monday, 21 June 1999

The release date of July 2nd that has been mentioned here and on several other sites is not quite right. Development of the game is scheduled to finish on the 2nd and Brian has confirmed this is still on target. The actual release is likely to happen a week later on the 9th as it will take some time to master, duplicate and distribute.

Spoke to Empire today and got some potentially very exciting news. CricketGames.com has hopefully been allocated 10 copies of ICC 2 to give away as competition prizes. I am now trying to dream up a competition format that is slightly challenging and also ideally helps the site/ICC 2 in some way.

Also heard from Empire today that if you don't want to download the demo you can order it for free on CD-ROM by contacting cssales@empire.co.uk. Not sure if this is limited to UK customers or whether it includes overseas as well. Also worth noting that the demo will be on the July issue of PC-Pro which is due out very soon.

Sunday, 20 June 1999

Updated Links page - added Link to I-2 the unofficial ICC 2 site from the same team that brought you Indigo. They already have an updated photo download for the demo.

Friday, 18 June 1999

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Paul Clarke (demo review), Stan Hannan (demo), Nikolai Maslak (demo), Grant Dommen (demo) and Matthew Crawford (demo).

Updated Links page - added Link to official ICC 2 pages by Empire which went live this week.

Saturday, 12 June 1999

The official Empire ICC2 page was meant to go live friday but I could not find it. The ICC team have no control over when the pages are updated - this is done by Empire in the States as far as I am aware.

The Demo of International Cricket Captain 2 has been released. I have not yet downloaded it as it is big at 20 Mb for the demo and 18 Mb for the commentary. I will download it later this weekend. Anyone who has downloaded it please send in feedback about it. Indigo mentions that it is waiting for permission to release the 'secret' location of the files. I have not been asked the same thing - indeed the email I got says

The International Cricket Captain 2 Web Demo is being uploaded in two parts to the ftp site.

Cricketdemo2.zip (being uploaded now, should be done by 6pm)
commentary2.zip (has uploaded already)

These can be accessed by the general public (and anyone else who wants to) via a standard web brower or by typing ftp://www.empire-us.com/public/demos/ into the address bar.

Both files are around 20Mb in size.

Created Downloads page - added direct download links for the demo and the commentary.

Tuesday, 8 June 1999

After hearing of the possibility of an ICC 2 demo soon I emailed Chris and Brian to get the news confirmed or denied.

Brian's reply - We should have a demo up on the new site by the end of this week. It will be a 20Mb download without sound.

Chris's reply - We finished the demo a few days ago, so it'll be on line as soon as the web site goes up.

This is excellent news and should give us an early chance to see the new features added to the game. After the disappointment of World Cup Cricket 99 this could be the killer cricket game this summer. Personally I always prefer simulation to arcade games.

Friday, 4 June 1999

Created Previews page - added link to online preview by GameSpot UK.

Thursday, 20 May 1999

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from James Nixon.

Sunday, 16 May 1999

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Rob MacGregor.

Saturday, 8 May 1999

I have got hold of the official press pack for ICC2 that was released by Empire on 20 April.

Created Features page - added details of press release to it.

Created Previews page - added brief preview of ICC 2.

Created Feedback page - send in any feedback you have.

Created Screenshots page - added 5 screenshots included in press pack.

Created Links page.

Saturday, 17 October 1998

The original title of World Cup Cricket Captain can not be used as EA Sports has an exclusive on World Cup Cricket. Provisional new title is ICC: World Cup Year which can be used.

Revised: Saturday, 16 March 2013.
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