Sid Meier's SimGolf

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Sid Meier's SimGolf
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Developers
Firaxis Games
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows January 23, 2002
Sid Meier's SimGolf on MobyGames
Sid Meier's SimGolf on Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Sim
SimCity (series)
SimEarth 1990
SimAnt 1991
SimLife 1992
SimFarm 1993
SimHealth 1994
SimTower 1994
SimIsle 1995
SimTown 1995
SimPark 1996
SimGolf 1996
SimTunes 1996
SimSafari 1998
The Sims (series)
Sid Meier's SimGolf 2002

Key points

Some minor compatibility issues on modern Windows systems

General information

Official developer site
Encyclopedia of SimGolf - A very small wiki for SimGolf

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
Newer copies of the game come bundled with patch 1.03 on the disc. A manual install is required though
Demo

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.03 is the latest patch available for the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Locked in 800x600
Multi-monitor
Expects Monitor 1 to be on the left, otherwise gets confused (e.g. changes resolution of left monitor, but displays on right monitor).
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 (OSR-2)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References