Links LS 1998 Edition (PC, CD-ROM) Access Software - 1997 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
Links LS 1998 Edition
Product ID 81192-71317
Product UPC 081192713176
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1997
Publisher(s) Access Software
Category(s) Entertainment, Sports, Golf
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Yes! The best can get even better!

In Links LS '98, the forces of art and technology combine to produce a golf experience unparalleled. This Codie Award winning golf simulation is packed with over 25 new features.

Actual screen capture of Sea Island Golf Club using Links LS '98. (Davis Love III at Sea Island sold separately)

"For feel, texture, and sound, nothing,- nothing- compares with Links LS. It is simply one of the best computer games I've played. No wonder Arnold Palmer endorsed it."- Duff Wilson, Seattle Times

Design your own off-line tournaments and compete against friends or computer opponents. You can even create your own Links Tour and vie for top money winner! (Sorry, money not included!)

Kapalua Village Course- hole 6 screen capture.

Get acquainted with a legend in golf through Virtual World tours of Arnold Palmer's workshop, office, and trophy room and an in-depth multimedia interview.

Winner! Codie Award- Best Sports Software Game- Software's Publisher's Association

Winner! CP Recommended Award- Computer Player Magazine

Winner! Game of the Year Award- Games Magazine

Winner! Editor's Choice Best Sports Game of the Year Award- PC Gamer Magazine

Winner! Best of Golf, Best CD-ROM Award- US News & World Report

Features of Links LS '98:

  • "Look ahead" rendering for superfast redraws.
  • Easy Internet play. Now connect up to 8 stations simultaneously over the Internet or network. Also supports modem to modem play.
  • New Visual enhancements include water reflections, terrain microtexturing, waving flags, flying sand and divots, blimps, balloons, airplanes, and new haze and fog.
  • Play as or against the grandmaster of golf, Arnold Palmer.
  • Up to 16.7 million colors at 1600 x 1200 resolution.
  • 4 Championship Courses featuring Latrobe Country Club and Kapalua Plantation, Village, and Bay courses. An incredible 72 holes of golf!
  • Precision terrain rendering and ball flight physics are the most accurate and realistic of any golf simulator.
  • Off-line Tournaments. Design your own tournaments and compete against friends or computer opponents.
  • 6 Modes of play including stroke, best ball, match play, skins, scramble, and alternate shot.
  • 6 Golfers including Arnold Palmer and 2 new animations for LS '98 with post-shot reactions and unique voice responses.
  • Other golfers on screen. Playing partners now appear on screen with you.
  • Main view in window (at resolutions above 800 x 600).
  • New "smart cameras" including Golfer Cam, Pin Cam, Green Cam, Landing Cam, and Putting Cam. You can have up to 8 cameras open at one time.
  • Supports all previous Links SVGA courses.
  • 16 Bit stereo sound with full sound library and sound script editor.
  • Computer opponents and recorded players.
  • Virtual reality tours of Arnie's office and workshop and the Plantation Clubhouse.
  • Video tour of Arnie's home course at Latrobe and of Kapalua in Maui.

Links LS '98- the legend continues!

With Links LS you've invested in a world of desktop golf as the real world of golf grows. At Access Software, we are not only committed to bringing you the best golfing realism possible on a PC, but we are committed to recreating the actual places and personalities of professional golf. Sites of The Ryder Cup, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and Golf Digest top 100 courses are our main fare. We're not just another software company that makes a golf game, we're a team of dedicated software designers that actually recreate the real world of golf. We love golf and it shows!

With up to 16.7 million colors and up to 1600 x 1200 resolution, the new water reflections will astound you.

Now you can view and print your score on a digitized version of actual course scorecards!

Keep up to 8 custom cameras open at one time, including Golfer Cam, Pin Cam, and Putting Cam. View and study your game as never before with Links LS '98! And your playing partners will now appear on screen with you.

Now choose from over 20 available expansion courses, including Tournament sites, Championship courses, Tour Players and 5-course libraries! Some of the 1997 additions to the Links portfolio include Valderrama: site of the 1997 Ryder Cup, Oakland Hills: host of the 1996 U.S. Open and Valhalla: site of the 1996 PGA Championship. (Expansion courses sold separately.)

Six golfer animations complete with post-shot reactions and unique voice responses are included on Links LS '98.

Links LS '98 takes the mystery out of playing over the Internet with Easy Internet Play. Our relationship with GolfWeb and Mplayer makes Internet play only a mouse click away. Using Microsoft's Direct Play technology you can connect up to 8 stations simultaneously!

Watch for waving flags, flying airplanes, blimps and balloons with other visual enhancements. At Access Software, we believe realism is in the details.

Featuring legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer at Latrobe Country Club, along with the Kapalua Village, Plantation and Bay courses- That's a total of 72 of the most beautiful holes in golf! Video and Virtual World tours are also included to intimately acquaint you with Arnie and the courses of Links LS '98.

Now main view in a window, new "smart cameras" and fast "look ahead" rendering combine to maximize the speed and versatility of your game viewing. New haze and fog routines add even more realism.

Other features include six modes of play, including new Scramble and Alternate Shot, new Sound Script Editor, 3-D Stereo Sound, Computer Opponents, Recorded Players, haze and fog.

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU Pentium 100
Required RAM 16MB
Req. Hard Drive 42MB Free
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 4X
Required Audio 8-bit sound card
Supported Video Vesa SVGA Hi-Color
PC Windows NT 4.0
Required CPU Pentium 100
Required RAM 16MB
Req. Hard Drive 42MB Free
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 4X
Required Audio 8-bit sound card
Supported Video Vesa SVGA Hi-Color

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