HELP

Welcome to the LSPN Help Section. You'll find everything you need to know in order to play in online events.

One of the most important things you need to do is setup Links to look at the LSPN server. Run one of these files to do so:

Server Updates
Links 2003
Links 2001


Sections
Having Trouble?
Getting Started
Patching Links
Patching Links


HAVING TROUBLE?

Are you having trouble with an event or a part of the site?
Email us by clicking one of the options below.

As a general rule of thumb, please search the Community Forum when having trouble. Other people may have the same problem and the issue may have already been addressed.


GETTING STARTED

So you've decided that you want to play on the tour. Here's how...

1. You need a copy of Links 2001 or Links 2003. Links 2001 is no longer readily available but you might be able to find it on CD on places like Ebay or Amazon.com. That same goes for the CD version of Links 2003. However, you can get the download version of Links 2003.

2. Your version of Links 2001 or Links 2003 needs to be the correct version. See Patching Links for more information.

3. You have to register on the tour and select which type of membership you'd like. See My Account for more information on membership levels after you've registered.

4. The LPSN offers a variety of tournaments based on swing types and difficulty levels. Although it's not required, it's probably best to determine your preferred swing type and difficulty level in the game. This will help you pare down the event list and find the events you really want to compete in. For beginners I would say start with Classic Swing in the Amateur skill level. You can filter the events list on the main page by clicking on Options above the Current Events box. Please note that changing the filters will also affect the events you see when you're in the game.

4. In order to compete in an event you have start the game. You cannot play by clicking anything on the web site. To play, start Links then click on Online, then on the Links Tour and sign in using the username and password you used to register on the web site.

5. After logging in you'll see the in-game news and then you'll be taken to the event list. This is the same list you'll see on the web site - unless your membership level is Casual Player. If that's the case you'll only see the available free events in the game.

6. Select an event to play in and click on Begin. During your round the game will send your scores onto the server so others can see how you are playing. At the end your overall round stats are submitted and you're finished with a round. An event could be made up of a series of rounds so make sure you've played all rounds in an event. You have from the start date to the end date to play all of your rounds.


PATCHING LINKS

Note: More information on patches can be found on our community forum

The LSPN requires Links 2001 v1.22, Links 2003 v1.07

To check your version:

1. Start Links
2. Click on Options
3. Click on About
If the version does not match one of the required versions above you'll need to update your game. Here's how:

Links 2003
1. Make sure Links 2003 is NOT running.
2. Download and run v1.07 from the Links Country Club.
3. Verify Links 2003 is v1.07 by checking your version following the steps above.

Links 2001
Links 2001 is a little trickier depending on which version you currently have.

If your version is currently v1.0:
1. Make sure Links 2001 is not running
2. Download and run v1.21 from the Links Country Club. This will update Links 2001 to v1.21

English v1.21
German v1.21

3. Download and save the v1.22 archive into your Links 2001 folder. This will not update Links 2001 yet.
English v1.22
German v1.22

4. Open the v1.22 archive by double clicking it. It will extract the update files into your Links 2001 folder.
5. Run stdpatch.exe. This will update links to v1.22.
6. Verify that Links is v1.22 by using the version check steps above.


If your version is currently v1.21:
1. Make sure Links 2001 is not running
2. Download and save the v1.22 archive into your Links 2001 folder. This will not update Links 2001 yet.
English v1.22
German v1.22

3. Open the v1.22 archive by double clicking it. It will extract the update files into your Links 2001 folder.
4. Run stdpatch.exe. This will update links to v1.22.
5. Verify that Links is v1.22 by using the version check steps above.


If your version is currently v1.21d:
1. Make sure Links 2001 is not running
2. Download and save the v1.22 archive into your Links 2001 folder. This will not update Links 2001 yet.
English v1.22
German v1.22

3. Open the v1.22 archive by double clicking it. It will extract the update files into your Links 2001 folder.
4. Run cepatch.exe. This will update links to v1.22.
5. Verify that Links is v1.22 by using the version check steps above.

COMPETE

Links 2003
Golf Game
Join the LSPN and start competing today. All you need is Links 2003 for Windows and an Internet connection.

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