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Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition (DOS)

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Description

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.

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Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition DOS At the time the game was developed hard drive space was at a premium so courses could be played from the CD
Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition DOS At the start of each shot the game builds up the course/ game world in sections. This screenshot was taken a few seconds into the process
Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition DOS The main menu
Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition DOS After the course has loaded the gamer gets to choose between five different kinds  of game. The different rules are all explained in the help text

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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The Press Says

High Score Oct, 1996 5 out of 5 100
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 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
GameSpot Aug 15, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
GameStar (Germany) May, 1998 81 out of 100 81

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Trivia

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 (55830) added Links LS: Legends in Sports - 1997 Edition (DOS) on Apr 15, 2002