Links 2003 w/ Intel-Only Graphics or Intel + Nvidia Graphics - Solution Found

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Links 2003 w/ Intel-Only Graphics or Intel + Nvidia Graphics - Solution Found

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Links 2003 w/ Intel-Only Graphics or Intel + Nvidia Graphics - Solution Found

Info about a possible cure can be found here. (not clickable - type it in your browser)
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Andy and everyone else trying to get this wonderful game working on today's equipment,

I used this post and followed the instructions and was able to get Links working on a 1-2 year old Lenovo laptop, I now have Links working on a laptop and on a refurbished HP computer (also 1-2 years old, but both on Windows 10).

I know that its frustrating to get a 17 year old game working on brand new equipment but if you keep your patience and post/ask questions in these forums there is usually somebody that has had the same issue and knows what to do to solve it. It is worth it to stay diligent and keep trying to get it working and enjoying all of the great courses available on this forum for this game.

Keep hitting them long and straight,

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I walked away from Links in 2009 when my co-worker playing partner died from Leukemia. I recently retired and was struggling to resurrect Links 2003 on my new HP desktop PC with Intel UHD 630 + Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. I followed Andy’s instructions above and ‘presto’ the game works flawlessly at 1680 x 1050, 32-Bit res. It fills my entire 32-inch screen with vivid detail. I truly appreciate Andy’s efforts to assist folks like me!!!
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I'm so glad that you people are getting your golf fix again. :thumbup:

I should point out that I am merely the messenger boy.

Most of the thanks should go to the developers of the fix and the people here who found it and described how to implement it. :clapping: :clapping:
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Thanks Andy, I guess that makes you the Hermes of the Links realm? Could you please ask the developer Gods how someone can miss a 9-inch putt?
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Eisman57 wrote: September 22nd, 2020, 2:20 pm Could you please ask the developer Gods how someone can miss a 9-inch putt?
It takes great skill. :whistle: :yes:
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A year ago I bought a Lenovo Legion Y520 i7 with Both an Intel HD 630 & an Nvidia Gforce GTX 1050 Video Cards, could not run Links at all as it always defaulted to the Intel Card - Now after running your Fix - Woo Hoo it now runs as good as my Desktop PC :notworthy:

Thanks Andy
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Andy - 2 Questions.

1. If the Video Card Drivers, especially the Nvidia one get updated is it necessary to run the Voodoo Fix again ? or is the 1st time Sufficient.
2. Could the Fix become a Sticky ?.

Cheers

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1. If the Video Card Drivers, especially the Nvidia one get updated is it necessary to run the Voodoo Fix again ? or is the 1st time Sufficient.

:dunno: :dunno: :dunno: I just posted the fix, I know nothing about it. Hopefully someone with more knowledge will come along.

2. Could the Fix become a Sticky ?.

It's an announcement so it will always be at the top.
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:thumbup:
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