Links 2001 Chat This Thursday on







Microsoft today announced that on Thursday,
August 31, from 6pm to 7pm PDT, Mark Hulka from the Links 2001 dev team will
be in the Theater Auditorium 
to talk about Links 2001. Links 2001, the most significant upgrade to the
Links series in over a decade, features an entirely new rendering engine that
delivers unprecedented ball physics and graphics, as well as the Arnold Palmer
Course Designer, which allows PC golfers to re-create their home courses with
the same tools used by the Links 2001 team. The game will be available at
retail locations throughout North America in late October.

Gamers are invited to go behind the scenes with
developer Mark Hulka and chat with him about how Links 2001 was made, how the
physics were developed, the difficulties involved in modeling golf swings and
more. To participate in the Links 2001 chat, click "Chat &
Events" on the navigation bar across the top of any page, and
then click "Chat Rooms" and " Theater Chat" in the
room list.

The long-awaited Arnold Palmer Course Designer
(APCD) makes its debut in Links 2001. The APCD provides users with the power
and versatility to accurately recreate courses in a powerful, real-time 3D
system. Players can tweak every inch of fairway with the APCD and create
tunnels and arches with full control over each point on the course. A robust
library of trees, shrubs and other vegetation allows players to sort for the
climate and season that fit their home course, or they can import their own
custom images.

Links 2001 also offers gamers new tour players,
new golfer animations and personalities, customizable club distances that
allow for an even more accurate re-creation of a player’s actual game, and
faster and easier online play. The game also features courses such as Aviara
in San Diego, Chateau Whistler in the Canadian Rockies, The Prince Course at
the Princeville Resort in Kauai, Fred Couples’ Westfields Golf Club in
Virginia, and the newly created Mesa Roja located in the canyon lands of the
southwestern United States. A perennial favorite, St. Andrews Links Old
Course, has also been enhanced for this version.

Links 2001 will be available in late October,
for the upcoming holiday season. For more information on Links 2001, go to: 

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