Live [PREMIUM] On the Green with SimGolf!

#1 Edited by Akyho (1692 posts) -

Date set 05/10 if your UK American 10/5.

Check the upcoming scheduled for more correct times and dates for your country.

We all knew it was coming. Ryan has had a copy on his desk for months. Since just after E3, talked indepth about the collaboration with Will Wright and Sid Meier to make this game. Now we finally get to see Ryan sit down and play it.....I assume its Ryan as he is the biggest lover for it.

I have been interested in playing however so far never tried to. So this feature will certainly put me over the edge and probably do so.

#2 Posted by Cincaid (2959 posts) -

@Akyho said:

Will Write and Sid Meire

:(

#3 Posted by damswedon (3200 posts) -

My only memories of Sim Golf comes from playing the Demo that came with one of The Sims expansion packs at a friends house. From what I remember that game is crazy.

#4 Edited by Ben_H (3411 posts) -

Maybe my kinda crappy wiki page will finally get read yay! 
 
I should rewrite it. I did some clean-up a while ago but there's still much more for me to add, and some sections of it are kinda lacking (For example, the special golfers section is missing JP Bigdome and a couple others and there are other categories that need filling out. And I need to add how selling property works within the game). I started it 4 years ago and never finished. Maybe tonight after my midterm I'll finish it off so people can get familiar with the game better before the livestream.

#5 Posted by mak_wikus (553 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

@Akyho said:

Will Write and Sid Meire

:(

#6 Posted by Ben_H (3411 posts) -

Done. Added a ton of content including a bit on running the course, staff, pathing, memberships, stuff about JP Bigdome and a bunch of other fixes. Hopefully that will help people understand the game more. Now it just has to get approved.

#7 Posted by mtcantor (948 posts) -

I loved Sim Golf. Great fucking game. Would love them to update it and re-release on iOS. I think it could work great on the iPad.

#8 Posted by Akyho (1692 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

@Akyho said:

Will Write and Sid Meire

:(

I AM DYSLEXIC! Yeah I miss spelled them...took a friend for me to understand that.

#9 Posted by Ben_H (3411 posts) -
@mtcantor said:

I loved Sim Golf. Great fucking game. Would love them to update it and re-release on iOS. I think it could work great on the iPad.

Or release a new full-fledged game using the engine they made for the new SimCity game. That would be godly.
#10 Posted by Encephalon (1307 posts) -

No idea what SimGolf even is so I am way excited to see it.

#11 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

How dare you misspell Sid Meier's name.

#12 Posted by Nightriff (5246 posts) -

If its anything like Roller Coaster Tycoon but with Golf, then I'm going to go buy a version of the game so I can play it.

#13 Posted by a5ehren (62 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

If its anything like Roller Coaster Tycoon but with Golf, then I'm going to go buy a version of the game so I can play it.

That's pretty much exactly what it is!

#14 Posted by Srah (86 posts) -

@damswedon said:

My only memories of Sim Golf comes from playing the Demo that came with one of The Sims expansion packs at a friends house. From what I remember that game is crazy.

Yeah, I played the shit out of that demo.

#15 Posted by JohnLocke (263 posts) -

Sweet, I will keep an eye out for this if it is shown at a reasonable time (from the UK so early shows tend to be the ones I get to see).

#16 Posted by Benny (1955 posts) -

@JohnLocke: 9pm UK time friend

#17 Posted by Bocam (3808 posts) -

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

#18 Posted by Cheesebob (1246 posts) -

I wish it would come out on GOG.com

#19 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2040 posts) -

I hope they look at more Sim games in addition to this, I'm totally down for the nostalgia trip!

#20 Posted by Akyho (1692 posts) -

@Bocam said:

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

Sim Golf came out in 1996......a bit late duder.

#21 Posted by Bocam (3808 posts) -

@Akyho said:

@Bocam said:

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

Sim Golf came out in 1996......a bit late duder.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of Sim Golf? Yay.

#22 Edited by Ben_H (3411 posts) -
@Bocam said:

@Akyho said:

@Bocam said:

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

Sim Golf came out in 1996......a bit late duder.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of Sim Golf? Yay.

There's two different games with similar names. One is substantially better than the other.
 
Edit: also 400+ points on my Wiki submission! Finally passed 1000! 
 
I'm gonna go hardcore and add all the different prices of everything to the wiki. 
 
double edit: I goofed.
#23 Posted by Bocam (3808 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@Bocam said:

@Akyho said:

@Bocam said:

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

Sim Golf came out in 1996......a bit late duder.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of Sim Golf? Yay.

There's two different games with similar names. One is substantially better than the other. Edit: also 400+ points on my Wiki submission! Finally passed 1000! I'm gonna go hardcore and add all the different prices of everything to the wiki. double edit: I goofed.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of SimGolf? Yay.

#24 Posted by AndrewB (7686 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

@Akyho said:

Will Write and Sid Meire

:(

Yup, they tricked a lot of people into buying their game with that one!

I'll be happy watching this premium video, but I've been looking for reasonably priced copy of SimGolf that isn't the other SimGolf for ages, so it's only going to bum me out that I still won't be able to play it. Where's the digital distribution for that game?

#25 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

@Bocam said:

@Akyho said:

@Bocam said:

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

Sim Golf came out in 1996......a bit late duder.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of Sim Golf? Yay.

The same could be said for most of their premium content.

#26 Edited by Ben_H (3411 posts) -
@Bocam said:

@Ben_H said:

@Bocam said:

@Akyho said:

@Bocam said:

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

Sim Golf came out in 1996......a bit late duder.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of Sim Golf? Yay.

There's two different games with similar names. One is substantially better than the other. Edit: also 400+ points on my Wiki submission! Finally passed 1000! I'm gonna go hardcore and add all the different prices of everything to the wiki. double edit: I goofed.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of SimGolf? Yay.

You've obviously never played it. Don't prejudge the game. It just makes you look like a dick. Ryan's super enthusiastic about the game for a reason. It's a game that has tons of charm. It's also more addicting than Civ games. 
 
Put in 800 points of new material into the wiki in preparation for tomorrow. Some of my stuff from 4 years ago is still there but around 3/4 of it is new. 
 
@Phatmac: Exactly.
#27 Posted by Bocam (3808 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@Bocam said:

@Ben_H said:

@Bocam said:

@Akyho said:

@Bocam said:

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

Sim Golf came out in 1996......a bit late duder.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of Sim Golf? Yay.

There's two different games with similar names. One is substantially better than the other. Edit: also 400+ points on my Wiki submission! Finally passed 1000! I'm gonna go hardcore and add all the different prices of everything to the wiki. double edit: I goofed.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of SimGolf? Yay.

You've obviously never played it. Don't prejudge the game. It just makes you look like a dick. Ryan's super enthusiastic about the game for a reason. It's a game that has tons of charm. It's also more addicting than Civ games.

Put in 800 points of new material into the wiki in preparation for tomorrow. Some of my stuff from 4 years ago is still there but around 3/4 of it is new.

@Phatmac: Exactly.

I'm not making fun of the game, I'm making fun of the fact it's premium content.

#28 Edited by Ben_H (3411 posts) -
@AndrewB said:

@Cincaid said:

@Akyho said:

Will Write and Sid Meire

:(

Yup, they tricked a lot of people into buying their game with that one!

I'll be happy watching this premium video, but I've been looking for reasonably priced copy of SimGolf that isn't the other SimGolf for ages, so it's only going to bum me out that I still won't be able to play it. Where's the digital distribution for that game?

 Hate to say it but outside of lucking out, your only choice is piracy, sadly. There is literally no digital distribution for this game, which is a real shame. I want a GOG version so I can run it through WINE on my Mac. I hate carrying the disk in my bag when I go to my cabin.

@Bocam: What's the difference in this and any other thing they do? It's essentially Random PC Game without the horrible/awesome FMV.
#29 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I played a demo of Sims Golf, I used to play it so many times. But whenever I thought about getting it, I would go and get another Sims expansion.

#30 Posted by coakroach (2492 posts) -

I'm excited for it, I dont know if anything can top Pokemon snap though...

#31 Edited by AndrewB (7686 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

Hate to say it but outside of lucking out, your only choice is piracy, sadly. There is literally no digital distribution for this game, which is a real shame. I want a GOG version so I can run it through WINE on my Mac. I hate carrying the disk in my bag when I go to my cabin.

Yup, I've looked everywhere. Thing is as rare as an English copy of Ever17 now. So many torrent links... but I really just want a $10 GOG release to avoid the threatening legal letter. Also, I don't pirate games, unless you count ancient console emulation.

#32 Posted by ShaggE (6634 posts) -

@Bocam said:

@Ben_H said:

@Bocam said:

@Akyho said:

@Bocam said:

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

Sim Golf came out in 1996......a bit late duder.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of Sim Golf? Yay.

There's two different games with similar names. One is substantially better than the other. Edit: also 400+ points on my Wiki submission! Finally passed 1000! I'm gonna go hardcore and add all the different prices of everything to the wiki. double edit: I goofed.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of SimGolf? Yay.

If Random PC Game, Load Our Last Save, Flight Club, Just Thought We'd Do This, etc. are Quick Looks, then sure.

#33 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1497 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@Bocam said:

@Ben_H said:

@Bocam said:

@Akyho said:

@Bocam said:

So it's a premium quick look of Sim Golf? Yay.

Sim Golf came out in 1996......a bit late duder.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of Sim Golf? Yay.

There's two different games with similar names. One is substantially better than the other. Edit: also 400+ points on my Wiki submission! Finally passed 1000! I'm gonna go hardcore and add all the different prices of everything to the wiki. double edit: I goofed.

So it's a premium quick look throwback of SimGolf? Yay.

If Random PC Game, Load Our Last Save, Flight Club, Just Thought We'd Do This, etc. are Quick Looks, then sure.

I command this quote to grow. Groooooooooooooow!

#34 Posted by Ben_H (3411 posts) -
@AndrewB said:

@Ben_H said:

Hate to say it but outside of lucking out, your only choice is piracy, sadly. There is literally no digital distribution for this game, which is a real shame. I want a GOG version so I can run it through WINE on my Mac. I hate carrying the disk in my bag when I go to my cabin.

Yup, I've looked everywhere. Thing is as rare as an English copy of Ever17 now. So many torrent links... but I really just want a $10 GOG release to avoid the threatening legal letter. Also, I don't pirate games, unless you count ancient console emulation.

Yeah that's the thing. It's a no-win situation. You either pirate it and take a risk of lawsuit or don't play it at all. People have been asking for a while for this game to be re-released yet nothing has been done. EA could even put it on their stupid Origin service along with a bunch of other old games, yet they don't. If they did that I would actually buy a lot of stuff because a lot of EA games from 2000-2003 were really really good yet you can barely find any of them anymore.
#35 Edited by Ben_H (3411 posts) -

Aww yeah GiantBombSquad (which is run by ZombiePie, who approved my submission) tweeted about my wiki updates and Ryan RT'd it. Quite happy about that. Just added another 100 points of info too, forgot a couple terrain types in the wiki.

#36 Posted by Akyho (1692 posts) -

is just one of those miserable people you will never please. There even a Premium Member and complains, there is no pleasing them, let us just leave them alone and not bully them or cause a fight.

Sorry about the wrong use of SimGolf. You are warranted to complain being the premier expert around here on SimGolf and (Sole?) contributor to the wiki page.

Ryan theorized on a Bombcast that the reason you cant and will not get SimGolf on Origin or such. Is Will Wright and Sid Meier both holding a little of the title while Maxis/EA could, they do need to broker a deal with Sid Meier and any other people with a chunk of SimGolf.

The trouble with Collaborations.....

#37 Posted by Ben_H (3411 posts) -
@Akyho: Haha no problem. Blame EA for publishing two games with nearly the identical title (Oh hey they do that all the time. Two NFS Hot Pursuits, Two NFS Most Wanteds, etc.) 
 
Yeah I remember Ryan talking about that. It doesn't make it any less stupid. All parties that have a stake in SimGolf could be making more money than they do now (which is nothing currently) if they just released it.
#38 Posted by matti00 (674 posts) -

@Cheesebob said:

I wish it would come out on GOG.com

Me too, I had this game back in the day and as my family's pretty big on golf, I fucking loved it. Can't wait to watch this one.

#39 Edited by Akyho (1692 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@Akyho: Haha no problem. Blame EA for publishing two games with nearly the identical title (Oh hey they do that all the time. Two NFS Hot Pursuits, Two NFS Most Wanteds, etc.) Yeah I remember Ryan talking about that. It doesn't make it any less stupid. All parties that have a stake in SimGolf could be making more money than they do now (which is nothing currently) if they just released it.

Your asking EA to be "nice".

That is a cold day in hell when EA is "nice".

However the want from people dosnt stop us from wishing....

#40 Posted by JohnLocke (263 posts) -

@Benny:

Will you be watching the live stream at all?

#41 Posted by Ben_H (3411 posts) -
@Akyho: Yeah, I suppose that would require to A) have a heart, which we all know they don't have, and B) use logic, which they never use.
#42 Posted by TehChich (165 posts) -

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SIMGOLF! -throws a beach ball-

#43 Posted by Snail (8648 posts) -

Why isn't the chat up?

#44 Edited by Snail (8648 posts) -

Am I missing out on something, or are they really 40+ minutes late?

EDIT: I think this might be because my MAC keeps setting my clock one hour ahead of what it should be.

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