The Links LS 1998 Edition again features Arnold Palmer at his legendary Latrobe Country Club, plus Maui's famed Kapalua Village, Plantation, and Bay courses. Even though the courses are the same, the enhancements make the playing experience new once more. New to Links LS 1998 is what Access calls "look ahead rendering," which calculates your ball's final resting position and begins to load the correct scenery into memory as the ball is in flight. New graphic flourishes include airborne objects such as balloons, jets, and blimps; incredibly realistic water reflections and clouds; new textures and colors; and waving flags on the green (which you can actually see from the tee on some shorter par-3 holes).
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!
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 1600X1200 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 postshot reactions and unique voice responses.
Other golfers on screen. Playing partners no appear on screen with you.
Main view in window (at resolutions above 800x600).
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.
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!)
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.
Links LS '98 - The Legend Continues!
With Links LS you've invested in a world of desktop golf that grows as the real world of golf grows. At Access Software, we are not only committed to bringing you the greatest golfing realism possible on a PC, but we are committed to recreating for you 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!
Developer Access Software
Publisher Access Software
Genre Sports, Golf
Release Date June 30, 1997
Multiplayer Up to 8 players over LAN or the Internet.
Pentium 90 MHz, 16 MB RAM, Windows 95/98/NT, 1 MB video card, 8-bit sound card, 4x CD-ROM drive, and 42 MB hard-disk space.