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Waterboy

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As with most EA games these days, the manual can be found within the game menu. I want to print a copy off to have next to me while I learn how to play properly. Anyone know where to find one online? Otherwise I'll be taking photos of the tv with my phone and printing that off!


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***********WORK IN PROGRESS********NOT COMPLETE***********MIGHT CONTAIN ERRORS************
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For those that want it NOW, here is a rough draft. Not complete, missing stuff and unformatted.. I will finish this and UPLOAD a PDF in a day or two. You can copy paste this into a word processing program and add one tab to space it out correctly, OR wait for the PDF.. Cheers.

I dont need this, this is to help the community and especially NOOBS and PES converts, which we all love.


Fifa 12 Digital Instruction Manual (All controls are based on being in the Arena. Facing goal = up)

BASIC CONTROLS

Left Analog Move Player, Jog
R2 (Hold) Sprint
Left Analog (Release) + R2 Stop Ball (Back to Goal)
Left Analog (Release) + L1 Stop Ball And Face Goal
Left Analog (Release) + R2 Shield Ball (When Marked)
R1 (Hold) Dummy (When Receiving Ball)
L2 (Hold) Pace Control, Precision Dribbling
L1 Send Teammate On A Run
Right Analog (Flick) Knock On
Right Analog (2x Flick) Knock On Far
Left Analog Down + L2 (Hold) Drag Back
L2 (Hold) + Right Analog Skills

SHOOTING

Circle Shoot, Volley, Header
R1 + Circle Finesse, Placed Shot
L1 + Circle Chip Shot

PASSING

Left Analog Direction of Passes
X Short Pass, Header
Square Lobbed Pass
Triangle Through Ball
R1 + X Flair Pass
R1 + Square Bouncing Lob Pass
L1 + Triangle Lobbed Through Ball
L1 + X Give And Go

BALL CONTROL

Right Analog (Flick) First Touch (While Receiving The Ball)
L2 + R2 Cancel Pass, Shot
L2 + R2 (Hold) Close Control

CROSSING

Square Cross
Square (X2) Low Cross (Within Cross Zone)
Square (X3) Ground Cross (Within Cross Zone)
Square + L1 Rabona Cross
L1 + Square Early Cross (Outside Cross Zone)
L1 + Square (X2) Early Low Cross (Outside Cross Zone)
L1 + Square (X3) Early Ground Cross (Outside Cross Zone)

MISC.

Circle + X + Left Analog Fake Shot (In Opposition Half)
Square + X + Left Analog Fake Lob
Select Button Keeper Control




SKILL MOVESFor All Of The Following L2 (Hold)

Right Analog Left Body Feint Left
Right Analog Right Body Feint Right
Right Analog Up To Left Step-over Left
Right Analog Up To Right Step-over Right
Right Analog Left To Up Reverse Step-over Left
Right Analog Right To Up Reverse Step-over Right
Right Analog Left (Hold) Ball Roll Left
Right Analog Right (Hold) Ball Roll Right
Right Analog Down To Up Clockwise 360 Left
Right Analog Down To Up Counterclockwise 360 Right
Right Analog Stick Up Then Down Heel To Heel
Right Analog Stick Right To Left Flip Flap
Right Analog Left To Right Reverse Flip Flap
Right Analog Diagonal Down Left Scoop Turn Left (Standing Only)
Right Analog Diagonal Down Right Scoop Turn Right (Standing Only)
Right Analog Up, Up Then Down Up And Over Flick (Standing Only)
R1 Button Juggling (Standing Only)
Right Analog Right Rainbow Flick

DEFENDING

Left Analog Move Player
L1 Switch Player
Right Analog Stick Directional Player Switch
R2 (Hold) Sprint
X (Hold) Press
Circle (Hold) Tackle, Push
Square Sliding Tackle
L2 (Hold) Jockey
L2 + R2 (Hold) Running Jockey
L2 (Hold) + X (Hold) Jockey Press
Circle Clearence (When In Possession In Own Half)

GOALKEEPING

Triangle (Hold) Charge
Left Analog Move, Aim Kick Or Throw
X Throw
Circle Or Square Drop Kick (While Holding Ball)
Triangle Drop The Ball (While Holding The Ball)
R1 (Hold) Pick Up Ball After Trap From (Opponent Only)

SET PIECES

Direct Free Kick
Left Analog Aim
Circle Shot
L1 + Circle Driven Shot
Square Lob Pass
Left Analog Add Spin To Ball (While Powering Kick)
R2 Change Kick Taker
L2 Call Lay-off Man
L2 + Circle Lay-off Man Shot
L2 + L1 + Circle Lay-off Man Driven Shot
L2 + X Lay-off Man Pass
Triangle Jump Wall (Defense Only)
L2 + R2 Move Wall (Defense Only)
X Charge Kick (Defense Only)
INDIRECT FREE KICK/GOAL KICK

Left Analog Aim
Square Lob Pass
X Ground Pass
Throw-in
Left Analog Aim Throw
X Short Throw (To Nearest Player)
Triangle Manual Short Throw (In Direction You’re Facing)
Square Long Throw
L1 Toggle Receiver, Thrower Control
(Control Player to Throw to)
CORNER

Square Lob Cross
Left Analog Add Spin To Lob Cross (While Powering Kick)
Square (X2) Low Cross
Square (X3) Ground Cross
L2 Call For A Short Corner

PENALTY KICK

Left Analog Aim Shot
Circle Driven Shot
R1 + Circle Finesse, Placed Shot
L1 + Circle Chip Shot
Right Analog Stick Dive (Goalkeeper Only)
Left Analog Move Along Goal Line (Goalkeeper Only)

BE A PRO GOALKEEPER

Attacking Off The Ball
X Call For Or Suggest A Pass
Triangle Suggest Through Pass
Square Suggest Cross
Circle Suggest Shot
Select Toggle Camera Target
Defending Own Box
Right Analog Stick + Direction (Hold) Dive
X + Direction (Hold) Dive
L1 (Hold) Autopositioning
L2 + Left Analog Slow Movement Facing The Ball
Triangle (Hold) Charge, Punch
Square Dive At Feet
R1 Anticipation Save
Circle (Hold) 2nd Defender Press
Select Toggle Camera Target

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Waterboy

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Anybody find the manual? I tried looking for an official game guide but there isn't one out yet (I was able to find the one for FIFA 10 though).


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Watching closely. I want to know how to do all these neat celebrations...


Waterboy

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Thanks for your efforts, I always like reading the manuals


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I probably wont get to it today/ tonight. Got busy.. my bad.

Oh and Im not doing the celebrations. at least not right away..

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Waterboy

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john_wisdom wrote:I probably wont get to it today/ tonight. Got busy.. my bad.

Oh and Im not doing the celebrations. at least not right away..


Thank you very much for going to that effort. It is much appreciated (and needed)!


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Go to:

support.ea.com/app/manuals


Waterboy

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The SFC Chris wrote:Go to:

support.ea.com/app/manuals


Thanks mate but it's not in there. Every other language is except English!!


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Yeah I just checked and saw that

That's really weird


Waterboy

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The SFC Chris wrote:Yeah I just checked and saw that

That's really weird


And if you download one of the foreign ones and take a look, they are flimsy files explaining career mode, live and ultimate team but NOTHING about the controls which is what I want it for!!!

I know they want to save print costs but surely a half decent pdf isn't beyond their capability.


Waterboy

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Thank you for posting that, I still have to go through and check out all the moves but THANK YOU for doing it! What is with EA? Seriously, the non-existent manual.....what a bunch of cheap bastards. To add insult to injury, they didn't make one where we could check it out online. That's ridiculous.


Waterboy

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So has anyone found a website which lists all controls for xbox360? It's very frustrating for FIFA rookies like me not being able to have a print of the controls next to me while I learn to play the game.


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http://www.fifa11tips.com/guides/celebrations-list/

off fifa 11 but still the same for fifa 12


Waterboy

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baggieb0y999 wrote:http://www.fifa11tips.com/guides/celebrations-list/

off fifa 11 but still the same for fifa 12


Thanks mate, I'll bear that one in mind but I need to learn how to play and score before I worry about fancy celebrations, lol. Still looking for a definitive list of controls that I can print off and refer to for 360. Thx.
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