Sid Meier's SimGolf
Sid Meier's SimGolf is a golf simulation developed by Firaxis Games in 2002, different from other golf games. In SimGolf, the player is tasked with running a golf course, designing holes, taking care of golfers and even playing. It's an underrated game that deserves a place among the best of its genre.
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Player modes: single player
Input: keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: cd-rom
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- Neddo - 22/03/2019 16:26Thanks to all the advice above, here's how I got it working:
1. download sim_golf.zip above
2. extract files
3. extract SIMGOLF.102.ENG.MYTH.NOCD
4. copy golf.exe from that zip into the main 'Sid Meier's SimGolf' folder, overwriting the original golf.exe
5. change compatibility options for the new golf.exe to Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and tick 'Run this program as administrator'
6. open 'setup.bat'
7. open 'golf.exe'
All seems okay except two issues: the game crashes when quitting, and I get briefly stuck at a low resolution. I also want to run it in windowed mode as it is stretched on a widescreen monitor, but can't get it to work. Anyone who has achieved that, please shout.
- Jordan - 02/03/2019 05:40Hi, Is there anyone that could post a step by step download guide?
- trevor - 23/02/2019 03:01i love this game! loved playing it as a kid, and love playing now! I saw a youtuber named KILLROB play, and it brought back memories. so here I am! thanks for this everyone!
- Roadie - 22/02/2019 15:51Thanks, Aaron(and everyone else). The game works after the NOCD patch (included in download) was unzipped to the correct folder and the sound works after unzipping the sounds from the "unpack" file.
- Johnny L - 22/02/2019 08:52You may need to enable compatibility settings for this game to work properly on Windows 10. Go to the installation directory, and click "golf.exe", then left click and click properties, under properties go to the compatibility tab and select Windows XP.
- Aaron Gorton - 15/02/2019 20:07HERES A FIX FOR EVERYONE DOWNLAOD GAME AND PUT IT INTO PROGAME FILES NOT 86 JUST PROGRAME FILES INSTALL PATCH 2 THEN INSTALL THE LATEST PATCH RUN UNDER VISTA COMPATIBILITY MAKE SURE TO UNZIP SOUNDS FROM BATCH FILE MINE WORKS FINE WITH SOUND JUST NO STORIES STORIES IS CORRUPT
- ABCGS - 30/12/2018 13:39I missed this game so much that I was searching for this game for 2 or more years.Last time it worked,didn't know it will work this time.
- Snowylodge - 15/10/2018 02:14I followed fj's instructions and was able to play. No sound for me as well. Great to get to play this gem again, but the nostalgia bug would be cured a bit more with the funny sounds in this game. Hopefully someone has figured this out and will be kind enough to post their fix.
- Pelle - 10/10/2018 00:52Where are the sounds? Anyone know of a fix? Its such a great game, sad to not hear a thing
- fj - 19/09/2018 15:03nah, not working on win10 - keeps crashing inside the game
running winxp on virtualbox will likely work though
to have sound, doubleclick on setup.bat
- fj - 18/09/2018 02:38managed to get it working on win10
. replace golf.exe with the golf.exe from the 102-nocd zip
. compatbility mode: win7
. optional: run as admin (when i don't do this, after the ending credits when exiting, my screen resolution remains at 640x480)
i'm unable to get 1.03 working on win10 (doesn't open)
- Smokinglirarn - 01/08/2018 17:06i got the everything working fine but the sound is just missing.
- Billy_McSkintos - 22/06/2018 19:28SimGolf Patch 1.03 Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6dyfq1hqszi3y7/simgolf103.zip?dl1
- Art - 01/01/2018 02:41First, GREAT game. I played this when it first came out for literally 100s of hours. I missed it so much I sought it out and am thrilled to find it. For those having problems, try running the game out of Windows "Troubleshoot compatibility" mode. Tell the computer it used to run on Windows 7 and Windows will use those settings. I have zero problem running it on Windows 10 through Windows 7 compatibility.
- AbandonwareDOS - 14/11/2017 19:20@eric Hi Eric! I found this article about setting up a virtual machine really helpful: https://www.howtogeek.com/196060/beginner-geek-how-to-create-and-use-virtual-machines/
- eric - 13/11/2017 22:53Ive had problems downloading this with windows 8. I downloaded the requested virtual machine as well and still cant seem to figure it out. is there a step by step process for making this game and the virtual machine work together? thanks!
- Luc T. - 09/11/2017 21:01This game is amazing and should be played by those who loves to control every aspect of a game. Unfortunately you can't play this gem on Windows 10 because EA thinks it's not worthy of uploading to Origin or even making a simple patch for this game. It's amazing to me that they will do this for a game like this but who cares, battlefront 2 is coming out so they give a rats ass.
- Tom - 15/10/2017 14:00Doesn't work on Win 10 due to DRM incompatibility with the software. Use an XP virtual machine.
- Jack Harper - 13/09/2017 05:05Downloads fine, click play on the first menu and nothing happens, changed compatibility/ran as administrator. changed every setting possible.
- Gary Golf - 29/07/2017 22:29This game is one that needs a reboot for Windows 7/8.1/10 and beyond! This is a classic game that can be addicting and provides hours of endless fun. The only way it would be better is if the patches (V1.01 thru V1.03) were readily available and the game didn't crash after trying to start a 500K tournament.
- Colin - 01/07/2017 10:58I love golf!
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