World Tour Golf
Copyright/Publisher: Electronic Arts, Programmed By: Paul Reiche III, Evan Robinson|
& Nicky Robinson,
Aural Effects By: Dave Warhol, Cassette Support By: John Twiddy,
Release Year: 1987, Genre: Golf, Number Of Players: 1 to 4
Table of Contents
Getting Started on the IBM..................................1
Getting Started on the Commodore 64/128.....................2
Getting Started on the Apple IIGS...........................3
Getting Started on the Amiga................................3
Aiming Your Shot............................................6
Hitting the Ball............................................7
Game Play Keyboard Commands................................10
Customizing Your Game......................................10
The Activity Menu..........................................11
The Play Options Menu......................................11
The Show Players Menu......................................11
The Edit Players Menu......................................11
The Player Attributes Menu.................................11
Load a Course and Play.....................................12
Practice, Practice, Practice...............................13
Golf Course Construction...................................13
The Course Edit Menu.......................................13
The Draw Terrain Menu......................................14
The Finish Hole Menu.......................................14
Saving a Hole or Course....................................15
Construction Keyboard Commands.............................16
Meet the Artists...........................................17
GETTING STARTED ON THE IBM
For your convenience, World Tour Golf on the IBM is not copy-protected. So,
you can make one backup copy for your own use or install the program on
your hard disk. Please show us that copy protection is unnecessary by
refusing to give away copies of this product. To make a backup of your
World Tour Golf disk, see the DISKCOPY command in your DOS manual for
To install World Tour Golf on the hard disk, create a directory (e.g.,
MKDIR\WTG). Change to that directory (CD\WTG). Insert your game disk in
Drive A. Type A:Install and press Enter to run the hard disk installation
program. Then follow the onscreen instructions to load the game.
To start play on the IBM, boot your computer with DOS, then remove the DOS
disk and insert your World Tour Golf disk into drive A. Type GOLF and press
Enter. When requested, type the name of the hole that appears onscreen
(you'll find it in the pages of your manual), and press Enter. If you fail
to type in the correct course name (and press Enter) when prompted, you
will be put into Demonstration mode. Demonstration mode allows you to play
just 2 holes of any course you select; and you cannot save holes or courses
you've built in Construction. When you enter the correct course name, the
title screen appears. Press any key to go to the Activity menu.
To play World Tour Golf on the IBM, you may use either the keyboard or a
joystick. If you're playing on a keyboard, use the up/down arrow keys to
highlight an item, followed by Enter to select, or to specify a club during
play. Use the left/right arrow keys to change colums, as well as to adjust
your aim before each stroke. Joystick users, move the joystick forward to
move up a menu, and push it back to go down a menu. Hit button 1 to select;
use button 2 as a spacebar equivalent at the Play Golf screen. If you wish
to return to a previous menu screen, select the appropriate item or press
the ESC key. Note: World Tour Golf does not support the IBM AT joystick.
Three special keyboard commands exist for the IBM version of World Tour
CTRL-K Turns off joystick
CTRL-J Resets joystick for use (center it before use).
CTRL-V Toggles sound on/off.
Graphics Display and Memory on the IBM
Some graphics boards may require that you type one of these alternate
commands instead of "GOLF" when starting the game:
COMMAND GRAPHICS DEFAULT HARDWARE OTHER HARDWARE
GOLF /C 4 color CGA EGA, Tandy
GOLF /T4 4 color selectable EGA (color),Tandy(256K) Tandy SX
GOLF /T 16 color Tandy (384K)
GOLF /H Hercules Monochrome Mono monitor (no EGA)
GOLF /EM EGA Monochrome EGA with mono monitor
Note: 4 color selectable is a four color mode in which you can adjust three
of the default colors (black, green, lt. blue, brown). Adjust the colors
simultaneously by pressing the ALT key and 1,2, or 3.
Note: Make sure the NUMLOCK key id oss, or the keypad arrows may not
GETTING STARTED ON THE COMMODORE 64/128
Remove all cartridges and unplug your printer, second disk drive, or modem,
if you have one (World Tour Golf uses a new fastloader that may not load
the program properly with any of these connected to your system). Plug your
joystick into port 2, then turn on the disk drive, monitor and computer.
Insert Side 1 of the World Tour Golf disk in your drive and type LOAD
"EA",8,1. Press RETURN. The Electronic Arts logo appears, followed by the
game's title screen. When the music starts and the disk drive light goes
off, hit the joystick button to go to the Activity menu.
You may use either a joystick or a keyboard to play World Tour golf. If
you're using a joystick, push the stick forware to travel up a menu, and
pull back to go down a menu. Once you've highlighted an item, press the
joystick button to select. To change columns using the joystick, push it to
the left or right. If you're using the keyboard to play, use the up/down
cursor key to highlight an item, and press Return to select. use the
left/right cursor key to change columns. The up/down cursor key also
changes club selection during play, while the left/right key adjusts your
aim before each shot.
To return to a previous menu screen, select the appropriate item or press
the UP arrow next to RESTORE.
Note: When moving between Play and Construction, the program pauses to load
additional information. Side 1 of the disk is required to load this
GETTING STARTED ON THE APPLE IIGS
Apple IIGS owners should make a backup copy of World Tour Golf program for
their convenience; see "Making a Backup Copy" in your IIGS Owner's Guide
for instructions on copying your disk.
To get started on the Apple IIGS, make sure your system speed on the
control panel is set to "fast". Insert your game disk into the start-up
drive; then turn on the monitor and computer. At the desktop menu,
double-click on GOLF; when the single hole appears onscreen, look for the
matching illustration in the manual and type in the name of the course (if
you press Return without typing the name in, or if you type in an incorrect
response, you will get Demonstration mode. In Demonstration mode, you may
play only 2 holes for each course you choose - and you may not save holes
or courses built in construction mode). Press RETURN and the title screen
appears; click the mouse anywhere on the screen to exit to the Activity
Note: The Apple IIGS version of World Tour Golf is played with a mouse. Use
it to make menu selections, as well as to play golf and construct holes and
courses. Just move the pointer to the appropriate spot and click.
To return to a previous menu screen, you can either select the appropriate
item or press the ESC key.
GETTING STARTED ON THE AMIGA
Amiga owners should make a backup copy of their World Tour Golf program for
their convenience. See "Using the Workbench" in your Introduction to Amiga
for instructions on how to copy your disk. To get started on the Amiga,
turn on your monitor and computer (Amiga 1000 owners only, insert Kickstart
1.2 into the internal drive). When prompted by the Workbench request,
insert your World Tour Golf disk (do not boot with workbench, or the game
won't run properly when you start it). In a few moments, you'll see the
Workbench screen. Double-click on the World Tour Golf disk icon to open it.
Next, double-click on the Golf icon (golf club and ball) and the title
screen appears. Press the left mouse button to continue. When the sample
golf hole appears onscreen, look for the matching illustration in the
manual, then type in the name of the course. Press Return to go to the
Activity menu. If you press Return without entering the correct course
name, you'll go to the Activity menu. If you press RETURN without entering
the correct course name, you'll go to Demonstration mode. In Demonstration
mode, you can play only 2 holes on each course; in addition, you cannot
save holes or courses you've built during construction.
Note: You play World Tour golf Amiga with the mouse; use the mouse to make
menu selections, as well as to play golf and construct holes and courses.
Just move th epointer to the appropriate spot and click. Press the LEFT
mouse button to select and swing, and the RIGHT mouse button as a spacebar
equivalent at the Play Golf screen.
If you wish to return to a previous menu, select the appropriate item.
Press the ESC key when at a non-menu screen.
The Activity menu is the nerve center of World Tour Golf. From the Activity
menu, you can access other menu screens. Once at a menu screen, you can
always return to the central Activity menu. First, let's take a quick tour
of the course at Pebble Beach. Note: You have a wide range of championship
courses from which to choose when playing World Tour Golf. when you load a
course, the names of the available sites appear onscreen. The file names
for these courses are shorter than the actual names, in some cases.
To get to the first tee at Pebble, select Play from the Activity menu, then
select Accept Options (a single golfer plays stroke play). At the Show
Players Menu, select Accept Players; you've just designated Jack Snicklaus
as your golfer. Next, at the Load a Course and Play menu, select "Load...",
then select and load Pebble Beach. A message describing course conditions
appears; press the Button to see the scoreboard. Course and player
information is listed. you're ready to play golf! If you want to change the
course, number of players or type of play, you'll be able to do so later.
For now, take a round at Pebble.
Note: Throughout the manual, we refer to pressing button 1 on a joystick
(the only button on some joysticks), pressing the Return key (the Enter key
on the IBM), clicking the mouse on an Apple IIGS, and clicking the left
mouse button on an Amiga as pressing the "Button".
Now, press the Button to go to the first tee (see Figure 1). The left half
of the screen shows a bird's eye view of the hole, while the right half
displays a golfer's view of the hole, plus important game information. The
golfer is on the tee, lined up over the ball. A driver is preselected for
you. Rough surrounds the fairway; you'll also see water, sand hazards, and
trees on most holes.
Before you hit the ball, be sure you are using the right club. You have
fourteen to choose from:
Three Woofs (A Drive, a 3-Wood and a 4-Wood)
Ten Irons (2 through 9-Iron, Wedge and Sand Wedge)
Golf clubs are numbered according to their length and the maximum distance
they can hit the ball when the golfer swings perfectly. The lower the
number, the farther the club should hit the ball. Though woods and irons
may have the same number, woods are more powerful clubs. Here are the
maximum ranges for each club:
CLUB MAX RANGE CLUB MAX RANGE
Driver 240 yards 6 Iron 155 yards
3 Wood 220 yards 7 Iron 145 yards
4 Wood 210 yards 8 Iron 135 yards
2 Iron 195 yards 9 Iron 125 yards
3 Iron 185 yards Wedge 100 yards
4 Iron 175 yards S. Wedge 75 yards
5 Iron 165 yards Putter 45 yards
At the beginning of each hole, you are automatically assigned your Driver.
On Par 3 holes, or on holes with obstacles near the tee, you may want to
use a club with a shorter range. On your second shot, select a club by
pressing the up and down arrow keys on the keyboard, or by moving your
joystick. On the Apple IIGS and Amiga versions, just click on the up or
down club selection arrows. The name of the chosen club appears below the
yardage showing distance to the green. To view a range of a particular
club, press the spacebar and an arc appears showing the distance a well-hit
ball would travel on a windless day. When selecting a club, remember that
higher-numbered clubs will lift the ball higher in the air and a shorter
distance than a lower-numbered club. If you need to hit the ball over a
hill or tree, use a club with a high loft (a 9-Iron or Wedge, for example).
Aiming Your Shot
On the left hand side of the screen, a cross-hair indicates the direction
your shot is currently aimed. World Tour Golf automatically positions the
crosshair on a straight line between the ball and the hole. At times,
though, you won't want to hit your ball straight towards the hole. To
adjust your aim, press the left and right arrow keys, or move the joystick
to the left or right. On the Apple IIGS and Amiga versions, use the mouse
to click on the spot on the overhead view window where you want to target
your shot. The point of view window will change to show your new target
direction. Always factor the wind direction and speed into your adjustment.
If the wind is blowing more than 2 or 3 miles per hour, you may need to aim
into the wind to compensate. Note: Some holes may be displayed in the
overhead view with the tee at the top. The wind direction is relative to
the overhead view - not to the point-of-view window.
Hitting the Ball
When you're ready to hit a shot, position the pointer on the golfer's point
of view window (Apple IIGS and Amiga versions only). Next, press the
Button, and the swing meter appears in the lower right-hand corner of your
screen (see Figure 2). Press the Button a second time to start your
BACKSWING. Press a third time to decide the strength of the shot and begin
your DOWNSWING. To hit the ball full strength, press the Button when the
meter reaches the 100% position. To hit the ball a shorter distance, press
the button before the 100% point. You can also overswing, which may hit the
ball farther than the club's maximum range, or cause an erratic shot. Press
a fourth time to hit the ball. To hit the ball straight, press the Button
when the swing meter is pointing straight down. If you press the Button
BEFORE the meter reaches this position, your shot HOOKS to the left (a
slight hook is called a DRAW; use this shot in a dogleg or to compensate
for wind). Pressing it after the meter passes the straight-down position
causes a SLICE to the right. A slight slice is called a FADE, which, like a
draw, is useful in negotiating doglegs or in tricky wind conditions.
Note: To bypass the steps described above, use the number keys 1-5 on the
top of the keyboard to hit perfectly straight shots of varying strength.
See the GAME PLAY KEYBOARD COMMANDS for further information on how to use
The following hazards are encountered in any game of golf:
Trees: These are found on most every hole. When your ball hits a tree, it
may bounce off the trunk or branches in any direction. To get out from the
trees, loft over them with a high-loft club, or slap under them with a club
having little loft. You can also hook or slice the ball around a tree.
Hills: If your ball hits a hill, it will bounce off. If there is a hill
directly in front of you, try to hit over or around it just as you would a
Water: A ball hit into a lake or a stream is lost. A new ball is
automatically placed immediately behind the offending hazard, and you
receive one penalty stroke.
Bad Lies: The LIE of a ball is the quality of the ground where it rests.
The type of lie you have is shown in the upper right-hand area of the
screen. A good lie means that the ball is resting lightly on the grass,
with no obstacles around it. If the ball is in the rough, on hard earth, or
in the mud, you face an undesirable lie. Your lie affects your club
selection; your shots won't go as far when you hit from poorer lies. The
following table shows the longest club you can use for each type of ball
without a HIGH PROBABLILTY of flubbing your shot:
Lie Maximum Safe Club
Perfect 3 Wood
Fair 2 Iron
Poor 5 Iron
Rotton 8 Iron
Sand 9 Iron
Plugged Sand Wedge
Bunkers: BUNKERS (also called sand traps) typically border putting greens
or line fairways. You'll usually get a SAND lie when you hit the ball into
a bunker. Sometimes, you'll be faced with a PLUGGED lie. Then, your balli s
buried deep in the sand, and a Sand Wedge is your best tool for escape.
Out of Bounds: A ball is out of bounds if it leaves the edge of the playing
area. You're penalized a stroke and must hit again from your previous
A chip is a shot hit from a position close to the green with less than full
strength. When chipping, you'll generally use your Wedge. If you are very
close to the green, you may want to use your putter.
When you are on the green, the left half of the screen becomes a
bird's-eye-view of the green, showing your ball's position relative to the
hole. Don't worry about club selection; the game automatically puts the
putter in your hands.
When putting, calculate the effect of the green's slope (if there is one)
on your put. A symbol on the green reveals the severity of the slope. A
brace (}) indicates a slight slope; arrows of increasing sharpness indicate
moderate and severe slopes. The pointing arrow shows you the direction that
the green slopes -- the direction the ball will curve when putted. Place
the crosshair to compensate for green slope. A flat green has no symbols on
it, and requires no compensation in your aim. The SPEED OF THE GREEN also
affects your putting. A wet green is slow, while a dry green is fast. On a
slow green, expect your putts to go only 2/3 as far as they normally would.
On a fast green, they will go 30% farther. In a single session on one
course, all greens have the same speed. Wind has no effect on putting.
Putting is slightly different from other shots because you only press the
Button three times. The first press brings up the swing meter, the second
starts your backswing, and the third determines the strength of the shot.
The distance between the ball and the crosshair on the green is seven feet.
Use the 0 to 5 keys (see GAME PLAY KEYBOARD COMMANDS below) to putt
automaytically. You can also press T for "Tap" if you are within 4 feet of
the hole. This controls the strength of the shot, but still requires you to
aim. If you have a very short putt (under 3 feet), and your partners agree
that it's a GIMME (a shot so easy no one could miss), press G and the putt
drops automatically into the hole.
Once your ball is sunk, the result appears in the uper right-hand area of
Albatross is three under par.
Eagle is two under par.
Birdie is one under par.
Par means you have completed the hole in the allotted number of
Bogie is one over par.
Double Bogie is two over par.
Other indicates that you failed to achieve a double bogie.
After you have completed a hole, you return to the scorecard screen. Press
the Button to go to the next hole.
GAME PLAY KEYBOARD COMMANDS
Here are some crucial keyboard commands which apply to GAME PLAY on all
versions of World Tour Golf:
0 or T..................Putts the ball 4 feet.
1.......................Hits the ball at 20% strength or putts 15 feet.
2.......................Hits the ball at 40% strength or putts 30 feet.
3.......................Hits the ball at 60% strength or putts 45 feet.
4.......................Hits the ball at 80% strength or putts 60 feet.
5.......................Hits the ball at 100% strength or putts 75 feet.
G......................."Gimme." Automatically sinks a putt under 3 feet.
S.......................Displays current scorecard.
SPACEBAR................Shows maximum range for club selected.
CUSTOMIZING YOUR GAME
Now that you have a feel for golf, it's time to get acquainted with some of
the ways you can customize the game.
Using the Menus
To select from a menu on the IBM or C64/128 versions, use the arrow keys or
the joystick to move the hightlight up and down or right and left, then
press the Button. To select on the Apple IIGS and Amiga versions, move the
pointer to the appropriate location, the click the mouse button. The box at
lower-screen right describes each item as it is highlighted (except on the
Amiga version). To return to a previous menu, select the appropriate menu
item or press the ESC key. * On the C64 version, use the Up Arrow key (near
Restore) as a replacement for the ESC key.
* On the Amiga version, the ESC key works only on NON-MENU screens.
In some cases, you must type in a command from the keyboard. There is a
default selection in the box at lower-screen right. Accept the default by
pressing RETURN, or type in an alternative. The Backspace key removes the
typing, if you make an error. Press the RETURN key when you are finished.
To back out, hit ESC.
The Activity Menu
From the Activity menu, you can choose to Play, Practice or Construct a
Golf course. To quit the game on the IBM and Apple IIGS versions, choose
"Title Screen" and then press the Q key. On the Amiga version, select "Quit
Game" from the Activity menu, and on the C64/128 simply turn off your
The Play Options Menu
# OF PLAYERS allows you to play with up to four people. TYPE OF PLAY,
indicates Stroke Play (1-4 Players) or Match Play (two or four players). In
Stroke Ply, the player with the lowest score after 18 holes is the winner.
In Match Play, you compete for each hole. ROBOT PLAYERS allows you to
assign a computer opponent to one or more of the player positions (IBM
version only). Selecting ACCEPT OPTIONS confirms the present play option
choices and sends you on to the Show Players Menu.
The Show Players Menu
On the left side of the screen, you see Player Information. You either
accept the player listed by selecting ACCEPT PLAYERS, or change player
information by selecting CHANGE PLAYERS. You can reset his handicap and
attributes, then go on to play.
THE EDIT PLAYERS MENU
From this menu you can change the players' names, handicap or attributes (a
player's name can be a maximum of 12 letters long). A player's handicap is
subtracted from his total strokes to arrive at his net score. Use this
feature to balance players of different abilities. Player's attributes
distringuish one golfer from another. If you want to change the default
values, select SET ATTRIBUTES. This takes you to the Player Attributes
The Player Attributes Menu
you can change a Robot Player's attributes as well as those of a human one.
Adjust player attributes as follows:
DRIVE DISTANCE guages a player's strength. The average distance a player
hits a Driver can be adjusted from 100 to 300 yards. This in turn affects
the maximum distance all the other clubs are capable of hitting. The game's
default distance is 240 yards.
DRIVE ACCURACY is a percentage (1% to 99%, with a default value of 90%).
Accuracy affects your shot consistency as wlel as the likelihood of
flubbing a shot.
DRIVE TENDENCY reflects each player's tendency to hook or slice. Drive
tendency is set at Straight until you change it (not available on the
RECOVERY SKILL is a player's ability to get out of bad lies. The better
your recovery skill, the better your chance of getting out of a rotton lie
without flubbing the shot. The player's recovery skill is set at Fair until
you change it (not available on the C64/128 version).
When you have finished, select ACCEPT PLAYER. You can not select a course
on which to play.
Load a Course and Play
World Tour Golf features twenty or more golf courses from around the world.
In this section, we explain how to access the golf courses on the various
versions of the game.
On The IBM
The available courses are listed on the left side of the screen; select
"Load". The default course is Pebble Beach. To choose a different course,
backspace over "Pebble Beach" and type the name as it appears onscreen.
Press ENTER to load it. To load a course from another disk, use "Change
Disk" or "Change Drives" and follow the onscreen prompts. Selecting DELETE
premanently erases a course from disk.
On The Commodore 64/128
All of the courses are found on side 2 of your World Tour Golf disk. To
load one of these courses, select "Change Disk", then flip your disk over
and press the Button. The courses are displayed on the left side of the
screen. Note: For your convenience, a select group of courses is included
on side 1.
On The Apple IIGS
The courses are contained in the folder names "courses". To open it, select
"courses" and click on the "open" button. To load a course from a different
disk, use "disk". DELETE permanently removes a course from the disk.
On The Amiga
The golf courses are found in the drawer named "courses". To load a course
from a different disk, use the "DF0:", "DF1:, or "DH0:" buttons. DELETE
brings up another dialogue box which allows you to remove files from the
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
To hone your skill, you can practice without actually playing. Select
PRACTICe from the Activity menu, then choose from three options. PRACTICE A
HOLE lets you play any hole from any course. Select it, choose a player,
then load a hole from one of the World Tour Golf regulation courses.
PUTTING GREEN lets you practice putting on greens of varying slopes.
DRIVING RANGE lets you hit shots from the tee with any club, and measures
the distance of each shot. Note: If you wish to practice a hole you've
constructed, you must save the hole as a COURSE, not as a single hole.
GOLF COURSE CONSTRUCTION
To build the course of your dreams, select CONSTRUCT from the Activity menu
to access the Course Edit menu.
The Course Edit Menu
The left half of the screen shows miniature diagrams of the first nine
holes on the course. For now, all of these holes are blank, that is,
totally rough with no fairway. The right half of the screen contains the
Course Edit functions.
LOAD lets you load an existing course or hole from disk. You can then alter
it. This menu also lets you erase the current course. Note: First-time
users may want to load and edit a pre-existing course before tackling a
blank course. When you load a pre-existing course, its first 9 holes come
SAVE lets you save either an entire course or a single hole to disk, as
well as erase a course. Note: Saving and loading individual holes is the
only way to transfer holes between courses.
HOLE MANAGER takes you to a new menu where you can copy, exhange, or move
holes around within an existing course.
HOLE EDIT is where you actually create new holes or customize existing
When you select HOLE EDIT, a thick frame appears around the first hole on
the left side of the screen (on the IBM version), or around the hole number
(on the C64/138 version). Use the cursor keys or joystick to move the frame
to the hole you want to create or modify. If you move the frame downward
long enough, the back nine holes appear. When you have chosen a hole, press
the Button. On a blank hole, this takes you to the Draw Terrain menu. On a
pre-existing hole, this takes you to the Finish Hole menu, whose menu
options are described below. Note: Press the SPACEBAR to toggle between the
right and left halves of the screen. This is also the case on most other
When you select Hole Edit on the Apple IIGS version, an "Other 9" button
appears at lower-screen left. Click on it to toggle between the front and
back nines of a course. When the hole you want to edit appears onscreen,
click on it to begin editing. The Amiga version has not Hole Edit menu
item; to edit a hole, simply click on it at the Course Edit menu. To move
between the front and back nines, select See Other Nine at the Course Edit
The Draw Terrain Menu
There are two steps to constructing a hole. First, use the Draw Terrain
menu to lay out the terrain (fairways, rough and water). When you draw a
hole's terrain, you work on the left-hand side of the screen with a block
representation of the hole. When you've completed the basic hole layout,
place the tee, green, bunkers, trees and other hazards. Note: Don't worry
about the angular look fo the drawing; it emerges smooth and detailed.
Selecting DRAW TERRAIN places a thick cursor on the left half of the
screen. Grass is preselected next to Change Terrain. Use the arrow keys 9or
the mouse on the Apple IIGS) to move the cursor, then press the button to
drop a square "tile" of fairway on the hole. When you have placed as many
tiles as you wish, press ESC or the Spacebar to return to the menu. On the
Amiga, position the pointer on the desired spot and click to drop a square
tile. If you hold the mouse button down, you place a sequence of tiles
onscreen. Press the Button repeatedly on CHANGE TERRAIN to change the
drawing terrain from grass (fairway) to rough to water, and back to grass
again. CLEAR HOLE fills the entire hole with the terrain you are using.
PREVIEW HOLE allows you to see the hole after it has been smoothed and
detailed. You can enter the Draw Terrain mode while previewing, but the
blocky image returns the first time you drop a tile.
Several keyboard shortcuts are available to make drawing the hole easier.
See the CONSTRUCTION KEYBOARD COMMANDS for construction shortcuts.
The Finish Hole Menu
After you have outlined the basic shape of the hole, complete it by placing
objects and defining features such as green slope.
Selecting FINISH HOLE from the Draw Terrain menu takes you to the Finish
Hole menu. The left half of the screen shows the hole you have just
designed. The right half contains the functions you use to transform this
hole into one which will rank among golfdom's finest.
PLACE OBJECTS allows you to place objects (Green, Tee, Bunkers, Trees,
etc.) on the hole. CLEAR OBJECTS removes all objects. SET FEATURES takes
you to the menu you will use to finish the hole. DRAW TERRAIN returns you
to the Draw Terrain menu, in case you need to make adjustments. COURSE EDIT
takes you back to the Course Edit menu.
Selecting PLACE OBJECTS from the Finish Hole menu takes you to the Object
Type menu (on the Amiga version, you go directly to the Selecting Object
menu, see the NOTE TO AMIGA USERS below). Toggle or point to the type of
object you wish to place on the hole and press the Button. Press the left
and right arrow keys to reveal the variations for that object type. Press
"F" to flip the object horizontally. Press the up arrow key to return to
the Object Type menu.
When you have chosen an object to place on the hole, press the Button and
that object appears on the left side of the screen. Move the object with
the cursor keys or joystick. Press the Button to "drop" the object. Once
dropped, an arrow appears that you use to "pick up" and move anyobject on
the hole. To pick the object up, position the arrow over the object and hit
the Button. To remove an object, pick it up and press the Spacebar.
Note To Amiga Users: Click on the object name, then wait for the object to
appear on the green square beneath the object choices. Point to the object
with the arrow, click, and drag the selected object to the left side of the
screen. Select the desired location on the hole, and click again to deposit
the object. To remove an object you've placed, click on it again, and drag
it back to the right side of the screen and click the mouse.
You can place up to 50 objects on a single hole, but you cannot overlap
them or place more than one tee or green on a hole. Once you have
positioned the tee and the green, the program calculates the distance of
the hole and its par. If you have created a dogleg hole, place a Par Marked
(in the Other category) at the bend of the dogleg to obtain a more accurate
distance calculation. A hole is not playable unless both a tee and a green
have been placed. (Note: You may notice that the length of the hole varies
from time to time as you play -- the program periodically adjusts the
placement of the pin on the green to make the game a little more
You can use several keyboard shortcuts when placing objects on a hole. See
CONSTRUCTION KEYBOARD COMMANDS for more information.
Choose SET FEATURES from the Finish Hole menu to set the hole difficulty
and green slope, and put in skyline features.
When you select HOLE DIFFICULTY, you must rate difficulty on a scale of 1
to 99 (with 99 being the most difficult). The program automatically assigns
handicaps to each hole based on the relative difficulty ratings you have
designed. A hole's handicap is a measure of its difficulty relative to
other holes on the course. The most difficult hle on the course receives a
handicap rating of 1.
Green Slope lets you set direction and severity of the green's slope.
SKYLINE lets you drop hills, etc. into the background. EXIT takes you back
to the Finish Hole menu.
Saving a Hole or Course
World Tour Golf lets you save a completed hole or course from the Save
menu. Make sure you have a formatted disk available before you begin.
Return to the Course Edit menu and select SAVE. COURSE/EDIT returns you to
the Course Edit menu.
Note to Commodore 64/128 users: Before you save a course, you must use your
World Tour Golf disk to format a blank disk. Select "Format Disk" from the
SAVE menu and follow the onscreen prompts. After the disk is formatted,
place side 1 of your program disk in the drive and press the Button. Course
names may be as long as 12 characters; you can save up to 25 courses on a
Save a course under its current name from any of the main construction
menus (DRAW TERRAIN, FINISH HOLE, COURSE EDIT), by pressing S (IBM and
C64/128 versions only). Use the SAVE MENU to save a course under a differnt
CONSTRUCTION KEYBOARD COMMANDS
While in "Draw Terrain," you can use the following keys:
G.......................Changes selected terrain to grass.
W.......................Changes selected terrain to water.
R.......................Changes selected terrain to rough.
P.......................Lets you preview hole; toggles on/off
F.......................Fills enclosed area with selected terrain. Works only
with draw lock off.
U.......................Undoes last command. Press twice to restore last
D.......................Toggles draw lock on/off. Lets you drop series of
tiles to outline terrain features. (IBM, C64/128
CTRL-PgUp...............Moves entire hole up. (IBM)
Shift-U.................Moves entire hole up. (C64/128)
CTRL-PgDown.............Moves entire hole down. (IBM)
Shift-D.................Moves entire hole down. (C64/128)
CTRL-Left Arrow.........Moves entire hole to the left. (IBM)
Shift-L.................Moves entire hole to the left. (C64/128)
CTRL-Right Arrow........Moves entire hole to the right. (IBM)
Shift-R.................Moves entire hole to the right. (C64/128)
Place Objects/Selecting Objects Menus - Special Keyboard Commands
T.......................Displays distance from arrow to tee.
G.......................Displays distance from arrow to green.
Y.......................Draws arc 150 yards from green to assist in
placement of yard markers.
D.......................Draws arc representing driver's maximum range from
F.......................Flips an object.
L.......................Places duplicate of last selected object on the
7 or 8..................Rotates through different objects - trees, bunkers
9 or 0..................Rotates through objects of current type.
DEL.....................Deletes an object (except on Apple IIGS).
Meet the Artists
Evan and Nicky Robinson's interest in golf parallels the evolution of World
Tour Golf. Once they took a few lessons, the Robinsons became hooked on the
game, and now play whenever they can. Before discovering the joys of the
sporting life, they worked on games like Mail Order Monsters, created with
fellow WTG artist Paul Reiche III. Paul, a native Nebraskan, has worked on
a number of games (Archon, ArchonII:Adept, and Murder on the Zinderneuf are
three); he's also ventured into computer graphics consulting for ad
agencies -- and piano moving.
The artists would like to express their thanks to their family and friends,
to the good people at Electronic Arts, and to Ron Hoyt of the Indian Valley
Golf Course for showing them that hitting out of the rough can be fun.