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Links 2003 Updates


  1. Download: Download Links2k3_105_Final.exe (6.88MB) into your Links 2003 folder.
  2. Install: 
    • Run Links2k3_105_Final.exe by clicking on Start, Run, and then on Browse. Find your Links 2003 folder and select Links2k3_105_Final.exe. Click on Open, then OK.
  3. Verify that you have v1.05 of Links 2003 installed: 
    1. Start Links 2003.
    2. Click Options.
    3. Click About.
    4. Verify the version number is v1.05.

Note: You do not need to install v1.02 of Links before v1.05. All of the changes from v1.02 are included in v1.05

The Links 2003 Update v1.05 addresses several issues with Links 2003.

These include:

    Career Mode
  • Adjust virtual players to attain more realistic scores as course conditions and players confidence levels change.
  • Fixed problem where virtual players’ scores are too consistent.
  • Assign golfer models to virtual players or make them lefties.
  • Fixed a problem where golfer models for a virtual player would change from tourney to tourney.
  • Make seasons 12, 24, 36, or 48 weeks long.
  • Assign a custom purse amount to a tourney.
  • See your overall tournament score in the player info instead of always starting at even.
  • Added randomize button to pin positions box to help quicken tourney setup.
  • Allow all installed courses to be used when using Auto-Generate in Season Manager. Currently only the six standard courses are allowed.
  • added customizable pressure settings to career mode rosters
  • Added ability to set player photo in career mode rosters
  • Changed the way strokes are distributed to roster players in Career Mode so they don't get birdies in a row for instance.
  • Career Mode roster scores are more realistic including players getting overs and unders throughout the round
  • Added season history so you can see how much money you earned and what your ranking was (Note: This info isn't available in 1.02 histories. It will only be seen after playing in a new career with the patch)
  • Fixed problem in CM where you would start at round 1's tees each time
  • Fixed problem in Match Play for CM - rounds wouldn't end early if either player couldn't win
  • Career Mode target values are now randomly changed by up to 3 strokes to introduce more variance in scores
  • Fixed player history showing won $0 for some tourneys
  • Career Mode winnings from Invitationals was not being recorded in the player history
  • Career Mode player history stats could become mixed up if you golfed with an AI player
  • Made round settings editable in Career Mode without having to restart a career
  • Fixed a Career Mode scoring problem where scores could become repetitive again
  • Turned on playoffs for Match/Skin play in Career Mode
  • Fixed end of round crash when playing Match play after viewing scorecard

  • Multiplayer
  • Fixed chat problem where text was erased after the post shot panel.
  • Fixed a problem where a remote player's club wouldn't change so the local player would see the remote player swing with the wrong club.
  • Fixed a problem where the local player would not see a remote player's swing if the remote player changed to putt when initially starting with a straight swing.
  • Plugged shots wouldn't show as plugged on remote machines.
  • Fixed Alt-Shot drop bug causing team members to drop from the wrong spot

  • Mode of Play (MOP)
  • Fixed the end of round crash when using certain MOPs.
  • In match play, 'End the round when a winner is determined' wasn't remembered from round to round and therefore wouldn't end the round early.
  • Alt-Shot drop bug where a player could end up at the wrong drop point
  • Deep Grass is now recognized as Rough instead of not recognized at all

  • Email Tourney
  • Custom pins in email tournaments get reset back to previous custom pin positions.
  • Fixed end of round 'course record' email tourney crash (Heap Stack)
  • Fixed online email tourneys pin positions get reset to 0

  • Computer Golfer
  • AI golfers would sometimes rotate to the side or backwards but still hit the ball towards the pin.
  • AI golfer's club wasn't being displayed correctly.
  • Added intelligent AI dropping
  • Fixed AI golfer's left handed play out of the sand
  • Fixed computer player ability points in verify files

  • Course Stats
  • Stats weren't being kept for some courses due to long course names. Bighorn (2003) is one example of that.

  • Interface
  • Option to turn off interface music.
  • Changed Alt+V hotkey to include Close-up view in the rotation.
  • Added main view option to golfer settings (panoramic except when close to pin show close-up view).
  • Made Rendering Messages an option. - Show None, Show ALL, Show New Records only. MOP Messages will always show.

  • Swing
  • In RTS, if you select pick or explode then go into advanced shot setup, your hit type would reset back to straight.
  • Added option to disable short swing meter.

  • Verify Files
  • Putting Assistant shows used in verify files when it has not been used. It even shows used when playing in Champ mode when the PA is not available.
  • Custom pins in email tournaments get reset back to previous custom pin positions.
  • Swing showed up as PowerStrokeReal Time Swing in verify files when using PowerStroke.
  • Added game version to verify files
  • Added computer player ability points to verify files
  • Allow Match play rounds to be verified even if all 18 holes are not played

  • Sound
  • Background ambient sounds weren't playing on older courses.
  • Added option in sound script editor for hole specific events.
  • Sounds that were set for 100 playing percentage weren't always being played.
  • Flag sound wasn't playing.
  • Added missing terrain types to sound script editor.
  • Fixed windows sound reset to stereo problem

  • Other
  • Plugged shots would become unplugged after a mulligan.
  • Added randomize and set all options to the custom pin dialog
  • Added game version to score.txt
  • Added an option to turn off the Dynamic Cam when on the green
  • Added an option to view your scorecard at the end of a practice round
  • Fixed typo in videocard.txt that was the result of the v1.05 BETA Patch



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