Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: How much does International Cricket Captain 2013 cost?
- The game costs £15.99 (UK), $23.99 (AUS), $25.99 (US), INR 399 (India). Credit/debit card may be used from any country. This price may be updated after you download the game, so make sure you press the button to get the latest price.
- Q: What computer specs do I need to run International Cricket Captain 2013?
- Minimum PC Specification: Processor: 1GHz processor or higher. System Memory: 256MB (XP/2000) 512MB (VISTA/Windows 7/Windows 8) Windows Operating System: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. We would advise that you turn off any background programs under Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 to improve software performance. 300 MB free hard disk space. Minimum resolution: 1024 x 600 or higher. DirectX 9.0 compatible Graphics Card with 64 MB of Video Memory*, *Please note: International Cricket Captain 2013 does not support Integrated/Onboard graphics chipsets and laptops but works on most machines. You can try the demo on your machine to see if it will work before purchase. You will need a DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card (16 bit), DirectX 9.0c (included in the download), Keyboard and Mouse.
- Q: Where can I obtain support for this product?
- Support for the International Cricket Captain 2013 is split into two areas: 1. The product that you obtained is supported by Childish Things. Support can be obtained for this by completing the support form. 2. Enquiries about lost activation codes, problems activating your license or other eLicense related support issues should be directed to email@example.com.
- Q: How are retired players stats stored?
- Records are now stored for any player who retires that has played in international cricket. These players will appear on the player records statistics screen if you have chosen the option to view them.
- Q: How does the "saving to the cloud" feature work?
- If you have DropBox installed on your machines the cloud saves will work automatically. When you save your game it will save a copy to the DropBox. When you load it will load the game with the furthest progressed in-game date out of the drop-box and local copy. This means you will always be able to play the game that you have played most recently between their machines. This works between PCs and between PC/iPhone/Mac. Note: iPhone required the 2013 version. If you did not install DropBox with the game, you can get it from here: https://www.dropbox.com.
- Q: How can I recover lost license details for 2013?
- For all license issues please contact us through the Contact button on the left hand side of this page, please then inform us what name and e-mail address you used when buying the game and we can retrieve your license details for you.
- Q: How do I access the DirectX Diagnostic Tool regarding Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8?
- -Hold the Windows key on your keyboard and press R.
-Type ‘dxdiag’ in the Open field and press OK or press the Enter key.
-The Direct x Diagnostic Tool will load up.
DirectX information you need to check regarding the Graphics card.
- The information displayed will contain all of your system details.
- The last line of the system information will be the version of DirectX you have installed. This should read DirectX 9.0c or higher.
- To check the DirectX compatibility of the Graphics Card, click on the Display Tab at the top of the screen, look in the Driver details section on the right hand side and check that the last line reads DDI Version 9 or higher if the version is lower than 9 then the card is not compatible with International Cricket Captain 2012.
We recommend the Computer that the game has been installed on matches or exceeds the specification as stated above and that you are running the game on the specified Operating System and that you ensure that you have the latest Video Card and Sound Card drivers.
- Q: Does International Cricket Captain 2013 work on Windows 98?
- Cricket Captain 2013 will work on Windows 98 machines with the correct specification. Try the demo to make sure.
- Q: How do I uninstall the software?
- Windows 98/2000/XP
From the Desktop Start option
1. Open up the Control Panel
2. Launch Add/Remove Programs
3. Select Cricket Captain 2013
4. Click Remove and follow the on-screen instructions
Windows Vista/Windows 7
From the Desktop Start option
1. Open up the Control Panel
2. Launch Programs and Features
3. Select Cricket Captain 2013
4. Click Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions
1. Hold Windows key and press R.
2. Type Control Panel in the Open field of the Run window.
3. Launch Programs and Features
4. Select Cricket Captain 2013
5. Click Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions
- Q: How do I load / Delete my saved game?
- To Load: From the game main menu choose Load Game, and then let click on the saved game you wish to load.
To Delete: From the game main menu choose Load Game and then move your mouse over the game you wish to delete so that it becomes highlighted. Press the delete key on your keyboard, you will be asked to confirm the deletion, answer yes to the question, and then the saved game will be deleted from your list.
- Q: How do I change my options from within the current game I am playing?
- Choose the Menu option at the bottom left of your screen. This will give you the opportunity to change options such as Highlights Level, look at the rules and select the various Analysis options that are available. You can also change the game options from this menu as well regarding Full Screen, Highlight Sounds, Commentary and Menu Sounds. Use the option, return to match to exit the menu options and return back to your game.
- Q: How do I save my current game?
- Choose the Menu option at the bottom left of your screen. This will give you the option, Save and Exit. You can choose either Save only or Save and Exit.
- Q: How can I change the options Full Screen, Menu Sound, Highlights Sound and Commentary?
- You can access the options menu in two ways. Choose the options section from the game front menu or choose from within your current game the Menu option, bottom right hand corner of the screen, and then select the Options function.
- Q: Where are the saved files located?
- Windows 98/XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[USER NAME]\Application Data\Childish Things\International Cricket Captain 2013
Window Vista/7/8: C:\Users\[USER NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Childish Things\International Cricket Captain 2013
- Q: How do I get the latest patches?
- Click on the Internet Game button from the first screen in the game to update your version automatically.
- Q: How long does the trial period last?
- The trial lasts two days from the first time you run it.
- Q: Where can I get technical support?
If you are having issues purchasing the game please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical support please visit our Support and FAQ pages for a list of known issues. Alternatively, please visit our Forum or Contact us by email for support.
- Q: Where can I find the manual?
- There is a manual located in the main folder: C:\ProgramFiles\ChildishThings\InternationalCricketCaptain2013\Manual
- Q: What is the history behind Cricket Captain?
- The game engine for the International Cricket Captain series began as a final year project by Chris Child at Birmingham University in 1992. Writing a game was a pretty controversial idea at the time, so the project had the catchy title "Cricket Simulation". After completing an MSc and a couple of years at Logica, Chris decided that he'd like to develop the game commercially and took his dissertation to a number of companies with the idea of creating a cricket management game. The idea failed to find a receptive audience until Brian Walker, who had been working at Eidos on Championship Manager when Chris had presented the game to him, moved to Empire. Brian had liked the game, but was unable to persuade Eidos to take the plunge. A year into development, Andy Yau and Michel Bowes joined the team. Andy worked on match scheduling and interface programming, while Mich developed interface art and the 2D highlight graphics.
The first commercial release of International Cricket Captain was in 1998. The game was an instant success, reaching number one in the UK PC charts with over 50,000 sales. International Cricket Captain 2 followed the next year, with a complete re-design of the interface and game engine. The 2000 edition was the first to be released on the PlayStation as well as PC. The PC version also included network play, with the addition of fellow cricket addict Dan Thomas to the team. There were two further releases on PSOne and PC before Andy, Chris and Dan took time out to work on other projects.
Chris continued to work on improvements to the engine as a hobby while working as a lecturer at City University London and, in 2005, formed Childish Things with the intention of releasing the game with these updates included. He contacted Andy Yau and Dan Thomas who had also continued to work on the game in their spare time, Andy creating an excellent re-working of the interface and Dan keeping the network game up to date. They had thought that these developments would only be enjoyed by hard-core cricket fans who appreciated the finer nuances of the game, but it turned out to be hugely successful. It seems that the nuances and attention to detail are what Cricket Captain players appreciate about the game. The success of this, and the 2006 update, was enough to persuade Empire to invest in a new 3D highlights engine, targeted at PC, PS2 and PSP. Cricket Captain III was released in 2007 and the game continued to grow legions of fans across the globe, with over a million visitors to the Childish Things web site each year.
In 2009 Empire Interactive sadly went into administration and the future looked very bleak for a while. The game lived on, though, thanks to the help of many well-wishers in helping to buy the rights to the game before they disappeared to America. International Baseball Captain would not have had the same appeal somehow.
With the freedom to push the game into new markets, Childish Things teamed up with MyInteractive and FourDoorLemon in 2010 to produce Cricket Captain games for iPhone, iPad and now Mac. With the team scouring the forums, fan emails and Facebook, thanks to the hard work of Nigel Stilwell and Dean Sherr (both also responsible for updates to the game database), every fan suggestion will be taken into consideration for future versions of Cricket Captain.