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The 1997 Edition of the popular Links golf simulation. New features include higher resolution graphics (up to 1600x1200 in 16.7 million colors) with a new terrain rendering engine, and improved ball flight physics. Three new courses are featured, Latrobe Country Club, Kapalua Village Course, and the Kapalua Plantation course. Also included is a video tour of Latrobe Country Club, and a virtual reality tour of Arnold Palmer's office and workshop.


Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition DOS Having chosen the course the gamer is given this menu, before playing one of the island's courses it's possible to take a tour.
Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition DOS The score sheet can be accessed at any point during the game via one of the options that lurk at the bottom of the screen. Here it's shown at the end of nine holes.
Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition DOS There is a lot of loading to be done and screens like this are not uncommon
Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition DOS When the player is in deep trouble they cannot see the pin and the player must aim the shot manually. This is one occasion where the top down view can be useful

Alternate Titles

  • "Links LS: Legends in Sports '97" -- European title
  • "Links LS: Legenden des Sports - Edition 1997" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Links 97" -- Informal Name

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PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
High Score Oct, 1996 5 out of 5 100
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1996 94 out of 100 94
PC Games Oct, 1996 A- 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 89 out of 100 89
Power Play 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker Aug, 1996 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Aug 15, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82


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Windows compatibility

Although Links LS 1997 was a DOS program, Access Software made a good attempt to make sure it was compatible with Windows 95. Included with the program was the "Links LS system monitor". This was a Windows 95 program which would attempt to detect any running windows programs or system configurations that would cause the game to crash. If everything looked OK, it would run the game. (This system monitor appears to be incompatible with Windows versions greater than 95.) Two versions of the install program were included as well, one for DOS and one for Windows.
Servo (55737) added Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition (DOS) on Apr 15, 2002