GL Golf

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 2.470 | Release Date: 2014-10-06 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course, Gypsy Hills
Added new tees for the back nine of Snowflake Ridge and Iron Wood
Added a left-handed golfer option
Fixed a bug where best rounds would not submit with mulligan pack use (Mac App Store)
Increased tournament stability

Version 2.46 | Release Date: 2014-06-30 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course, Chambers Bay
Added light specular lighting to terrain
Fixed back nine on Iron Wood and Snowflake Ridge
Dawn and dusk modes less extreme
Dawn and dusk modes randomly occur
New sky fades to correct fog color
Fixed sun/moon transitions after finishing hole
Facebook like button
Fixed a possible bug where scores don't submit due to too many mulligans (Mac App Store)

Version 2.450 | Release Date: 2014-03-27 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course, Port Johnson Municipal
Added stars and moon to night mode
Added rotating sun to morning mode
Added random color variation to trees
New course file format, smaller size and faster load time
Fixed crashing holes on Blind Man's Bluff and Badger Pass
Fixed tree reflections in night/morning mode
Removed Ball Shadow menu option
Fixed bushes near greens interfering with shot alignment
Fixed occasional flying trees

Version 2.440 | Release Date: 2014-01-02 | Download

New sky and cloud graphics
Added a new 18 hole course
New exact tree and bush collision detection
Tees now line up at correct fairway target instead of just aiming at pin
Improved level mini maps
Removed old club models
Removed inactive render paths
Fixed potential bug where the last hole score could be counted twice
Various hole par and layout fixes
Requires Mac OS 10.7+

Version 2.430 | Release Date: 2013-10-07 | Download

Character clothing pack for in-app purchase (MAS)
Extra mulligans available for in-app purchase (MAS)
Added a new 18 hole course
Fixed +- par scores on tournaments
Option to turn off ambient sounds
Spin/Loft/Fade modifiers no longer changeable in backswing
Fixed auto look after holing out on multiplayer games
Fixed bug where saving/resuming tournaments could lose progress
Fixed end game scorecard player names
Fixed memory leaks that could cause crashing after many rounds
Fixed several holes on St Andrew's New, Borden Pass, and Oakmont
New affiliate links, removed Linkshare

Version 2.420 | Release Date: 2013-07-11 | Download

Improved water graphics, wave animations
New club upgrades with in-app purchase
Tournaments now use different courses each round
Added a new course, Borden's Pass
Different player clothes/skins for multiplayer games
Improved text engine - Non-fixed width fonts and less character glitches
Ambient sound effects
Added carry/roll stats for each hit
Added pin and tees to mini-map
Fixed several mini-map issues
Removed floating trees in some areas
Removed unneeded code and improved outdated code
Fixed crash after bouncing over cup using old club models

Version 2.410 | Release Date: 2013-03-27 | Download

Added a new course, Cantonville
Fixed strange rendering issues on certain settings
Mini-map and power bar clamp to edges of screen
New interface backgrounds/banners
New icon
Removed 11 unneeded menu and screen options
Fixed two individual hole bugs
Updated best rounds screen for current seasons
Cleaned up code base, more efficient and less buggy

Version 2.40 | Release Date: 2013-01-10 | Download

Customize golfer screen
Celebration/Disappointment animations
Added a new course, Muirfield Village Golf Club
Notification system for Nuclear Nova Software announcements
Graphics continue to update after finishing a hole
Fixed trees bleeding into sky on medium quality mode
Retina display support turned off by default, option located in Graphics menu
Driver and woods no longer sit on ball for female character
Removed custom text coloring, which could cause crashing
New 3D model format, smaller files, less files, and faster loading

Version 2.390 | Release Date: 2012-10-11 | Download

New female golfer model
New clothes and skins for both golfer models
New text system and Heads Up Display (HUD)
Added a new course, Hackinow County Parks and Recreation
Flag colors based on pin location on green
Fixed a bug where Hardest/Easiest Holes scores submitted to Random 18
Fixed practice mode on Hardest/Easiest Holes
Fixed Hardest and Easiest holes, replaced four holes
Various other small fixes

Version 2.380 | Release Date: 2012-07-15 | Download

New 18 hole course, Bethpage Black
New compilation course, Easiest Holes Volume 1
New compilation course, Hardest Holes Volume 2
New compilation course, Random Holes (Mac App Store)
Added more tournament information to tournament page
Fixed preview not showing 18th hole yardages
Reworded possible error messages to better explain which course pack is needed for tournaments
Removed version history (Shareware)
Added minimum/maximum window aspect ratios
Registration button points to Mac App Store (Shareware)
Last version to support PowerPC (PPC) and Mac OS 10.5.x (Shareware)

Version 2.370 | Release Date: 2012-04-15 | Download

2.37
*****
New 18 hole course, Hobo Canyon
Added dots to the green that move along the slope proportionally to slope angle
Displays yardages from all tee sets on scorecard and course preview
New tee/pin locations for tournament rounds (1-White/A, 2-Blue/B, 3-Green/C, 4-Green/D)
Fixed driving range
Fixed St. Andrews Jubilee Hole 7
Fixed shadow rotation on golfer model
Changing difficulties now changes the tee set by default

2.361 (Silent Update)
*****
Fixed possible crash during load
Reset tournament button for lost tournament progress
Resume game uses correct pin location
Animation doesn't stutter pressing arrow keys during swing
Fixed white tee block shadows
Fixed Grand Lake hole 1

Version 2.360 | Release Date: 2012-01-15 | Download

2.36
*****
Added a new 18 hole course, Port O'Brien Municipal, for subscription pack owners
Added white/blue/green tees and four pin locations to all courses
Monthly tournaments are now available with the Mac App Store version
Golfer model is no longer in the way of aiming putts
Faster game loading with the new golfer model
Add option to revert to old golfer
All tee blocks are displayed
App Sandboxing (Mac App Store)
Practice mode uses all available clubs
Fixed the notification by submit score button if best rounds cannot be submitted
8 Other improvements

Version 2.35 | Release Date: 2011-10-18 | Download

Added a new golfer model to replace the floating clubs
Added a new 18 hole course, Maple Ridge, for subscription pack owners
New fullscreen mode for Mac OS 10.7 Lion
Higher resolution terrain and tree textures
All clubs available in driving range and practice mode
Fixed the starting score on the GL Golf Demo and GL Golf Lite
Fixed pars on 15 different holes/courses
Fixed a bug where half of the trees would not render under high quality mode without water reflections
Fixed a bug where Random 18 holes would play the driving range
Fixed the flag texture
Reduced package size by compressing preview textures
Tournaments now load correct clubs in normal/expert/pro modes
Four small fixes

Version 2.34 | Release Date: 2011-08-01 | Download

2.34
*****
Added a new 18 hole course, Maple Ridge, for subscription pack owners
Added new courses available for in-app purchasing (Mac App Store Only)
Added sky, flag, and club reflections to the water on the highest quality graphics mode
Fixed a bug where the ball could turn to a disk after entering/exiting fullscreen mode
Main Menu reorganized
Fixed four holes and hole pars on Isle West
Demo is now playable after registration
Fixed Hardest Holes course from crashing
Added tournament functionality for Snowflake Ridge and Hardest Holes
Tournaments now use the correct season
GIR/FH stats no longer update in practice mode
Various small bug fixes

Version 2.33 | Release Date: 2011-04-14 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course, Iron Bear Country Club, for subscription pack owners
Added ball reflections to the water on the highest quality graphics mode
Added the Macbook Air's native resolution of 1366×768
Fixed a bug where fog could disappear when save/resuming and entering/exiting fullscreen mode

Version 2.32 | Release Date: 2011-01-19 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course, TPC Sawgrass, for subscription pack owners
Added tree reflections to the water on the highest quality graphics mode
Fixed resuming games during tournaments
Fall water is less brown

Version 2.30 | Release Date: 2010-07-19 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course, Saint Andrews Old Course, for subscription pack owners
Added a new shrub tree model
Tournaments now use a variety of tee and hole locations, when available
Added two new fullscreen resolutions for new iMacs
Fixed a bug where the ball could be placed on the wrong side of a water hazard
New application and folder icon
Fixed Longshot preview yardages
Added a main menu notification during tournament weeks

Version 2.29 | Release Date: 2010-04-27 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course, Long Shot, for subscription pack owners
Added fairway and green in regulation stats to the main menu
Added a new deciduous tree model
Added * to replica courses in main menu
Entering serial numbers is now easier

Version 2.28 | Release Date: 2010-02-18 | Download

Added a new texture effect to steep fairway and sand in high quality mode
Added a new 80 yard gap wedge club option
Added a second evergreen tree model
Added word effects for on screen hole/score notifications
Optimized the texture effect previously added to the rough
Fixed a bug where the latest course is ineligible for the monthly tournament
Leveled some greens on Beauregard CC and reduced the difficulty rating to 1/5

Version 2.27 | Release Date: 2009-12-28 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course for subscription pack owners
Holding the shift key slows down gameplay while the ball is in the air
Backspin is 20% more effective and reduced inaccuracy from using too much
Fixed a bug in medium quality mode where steep terrain could cover up the entire game screen
Fixed three separate bugs where tournaments could load the wrong clubs, crash when loading courses in newer versions, and finish after the first hole
Two other small improvements

Version 2.26 | Release Date: 2009-10-29 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course, Blind Man's Bluff, for subscription pack owners
Added a new 330 yard driver club option with mulligan restrictions
Added the option to turn off the new high quality rough
Optimized the new high quality rough, especially on slower video cards
Fixed a bug where certain water reflections could be seen through grass
Added notification when going to the driving range could erase tournament progress

Version 2.25 | Release Date: 2009-09-03 | Download

Added new texture effect to steep rough areas in high quality mode
Fixed a major bug which could cause GL Golf 2.24 to crash on PPC 10.4.x macs
Added notification when starting a new round could erase tournament progress
Added missing yard markers to several holes
Completely removed loft, punch, backspin, draw, and fade from putter
Distance and par values show up when previewing Badger Pass and Oakmont CC
Fixed a bug where pro/expert club selection could be lost when playing in tournaments
Fixed small inconsistencies in several holes

Version 2.24 | Release Date: 2009-07-23 | Download

2.24
*****
Added a new 18 hole course, Oakmont Country Club, for subscription pack owners
Added a new 315 yard driver club option with certain restrictions
Fixed a bug where clubs could become buried after landing in water
Fixed a bug where the course preview would only load the first level preview
Replays now show the perfect/bad shot exclamation point notification
Removed spin/loft options from the putter
Removed backup CD from the online store
Two other small improvements

2.23
*****
Greatly reduced file size, 171->81MB (46-33 compressed)
Added automatic updating with Sparkle
Pressing Z for putting topology now works with non-reflective and non-animated water graphics
Fixed a bug where "No Internet Connection" would show up on internet best rounds
Fixed a bug where the ball could be hit out of deep water after a water hazard
Reduced the number of areas where the ball/club can float/be buried under the grass
Tournaments rounds can now be played after 16 hours instead of 24
Tournaments now specify EST, players can start the final round up to 6 hours after the tournament expires
Tournament rounds are now additionally submitted to the internet best rounds. The game then loads the tournament screen
Optimized game for Intel machines running Mac OS 10.5 with Apple's new LLVM/Clang compiler
Requires Mac OS 10.4+, dropped support for 10.3.9

Version 2.22 | Release Date: 2009-04-25 | Download

2.22
*****
Added a new 18 hole course, Badger Pass, for subscription pack owners
Mulligans can now be taken while the ball is still in the air
Perfect/poor shot power now show a visual confirmation in addition to the high/low beep noises
Fixed a bug where GL Golf would close after submitting a score
Each new shot retains the previous shots direction/spin/trajectory on the driving range
The computers now shoot a more obtainable score
Improved/Fixed four individual holes
Fixed three bugs relating to the online tournaments
Added the option to turn off the computer golfers
Added the current version number to the main menu
Two other minor improvements

Version 2.21 | Release Date: 2009-03-16 | Download

2.21
*****
Added a new fourth song for registered users
Added computer opponents scores to the scorecard to compete against
Fixed memory leaks, GL Golf should use less memory
Fixed a bug where hitting the ball into the water in certain areas could move the ball 500+ yards away
Added GL Golf for the iPhone information
Four other small improvements

Version 2.20 | Release Date: 2009-01-26 | Download

Added a new 18 hole course, Grand Lake, for subscription pack owners
New club handle textures to differentiate various wedges and putters
The tournament screen now lists the next two tournament dates
Several new graphic preferences changes now take effect without restarting the game
Added a 64-bit Intel executable
Added option to adjust sound effects and music volumes (requires Intel mac and Mac OS 10.5+)
Pitch marks are no longer added over again on replays
Informs users on the final score card if the best rounds won't submit for various reasons
Three other small improvements

Version 2.19 | Release Date: 2008-12-12 | Download

Added a four day online tournament mode
Added a three button control option for increased difficulty
Added a long distance putter club that can go 60 yards
Hitting from the rough or sand now reduces backspin, hook, draw, and adds a small amount of randomness to shot distance
The best rounds list now shows which course and difficulty you are viewing
Organized the menu system
Increased the default resolution to 1280×800
Returning to the main menu from an expert or pro game no longer resets the selected clubs

Version 2.18 | Release Date: 2008-10-21 | Download

2.18
*****
Added a new 18 hole course, Torrey Pines South, for subscription pack owners
Night mode starts out light and gets darker each hole, morning starts out dark and gets lighter each hole
Added a new song for registered users
The ball now occasionally skips over the water at glancing angles
Improved game physics on slower computers so the ball doesn't roll way too far
Fixed a bug where GL Golf could crash while iTunes is running
Four other small improvements

Version 2.17 | Release Date: 2008-09-18 | Download

Added night mode to the time of day options
GL Golf automatically saves after every shot and before quitting, Resume Game should be available after a crash.
Improved the mini-map arc
Added the option to disable fog (will also disable Best Round submission)
Added a save scorecard to image button after finishing a round of golf
Fixed a bug where the autolook could stutter back and forth
Fixed a bug where loading the game would load the wrong time of day
Demo users can now save/resume games
Putting closer than 10 yards now shows exact the decimal vertical distance to the hole
Trees/bushes are now more transparent when the camera is close to them
Fixed a bug where PowerPC users could crash while playing a random course
Fixed a bug where a resumed game could result in a different difficulty
Added individual player names to the scorecard
Considerably reduced the file size of the full version and demo
Several speed optimizations for older computers

Version 2.16 | Release Date: 2008-08-17 | Download

2.16
*******
Added real time shadows to the clubs
Fixed a major glitch where the ball would sometimes float on or be buried in the grass
Fixed a bug where the course name and description wouldn't always show up in the main menu
Fixed a bug which could cause the random 18 holes to crash
Added hole pars and yardages to the preview and score screen
The shot parameters can be adjusted in a flyby by pressing any flyby button twice in a row
Added an option to get rid of the flybys
Fixed a bug where the round/version history menu items would open the wrong screen
Defaults to 4x anisotropic filtering with most new computers
Fixed a bug where the putter wasn't always selectable in the sand
Five other small improvements

Version 2.15 | Release Date: 2008-07-09 | Download

2.15
*****
Added a new 18 hole course called Ravenswood for subscription pack owners
Added an option for stroke or match play in multiplayer games
Ravenswood and any new course made now have the capability for multiple tee and hole locations
Added anisotropic filtering as an option for better texture detail on fast computers
Fixed a big bug where sometimes the balls wouldn't stop in multiplayer games
Changed bilinear to trilinear filtering for better texture detail on all computers
Fixed a bug where replays don't always go in when they should after bouncing off both the cup and flag pole
Replays of sunk shots now show the ball sinking
Clicking the do not submit score button now takes you to the main menu instead of the best rounds screen
The ball no longer sinks so far into water that you can see through the earth
Four other small bug fixes

Version 2.14 | Release Date: 2008-06-25 | Download

2.14
*****
Added time of day option, with Daytime and Morning as options
Added loft/punch shop options by pressing the Q and E keys
Added the option to enter your name before starting a game
The putter can now be used in the sand
The ball can now roll back down hills after putting up or across them
Fixed a big bug where the demo ran at 30 frames per second instead of 60
Slowed down the new flyby and fixed several bugs with the all of the flybys
Cursor now reappears after pressing command-w or command-q
Two other minor improvements

2.13
*****
Added a hardest holes compilation course with 18 holes having the worst over par average
The ball can now bounce/roll in sand traps before stopping
Wind direction and speed are now more consistent over an entire hole
New flyby that goes to each yard marker, the hole, and then back (F key)
The cursor now hides after being inactive over the game window
Fixed a bug where some trees could be invisible if the ball perfectly lines up with them
Two other minor improvements

2.12
*****
Added a new 18 hole course called Beauregard Country Club for subscription pack owners
Added pitch marks to the grass when landing hard onto the fairway or green
Holding the command key speeds up gameplay while the ball is in the air
Added a menu option to change to practice mode while in the middle of a game
Added an option to disable the new aiming arc
Fixed a bug where the large minimap option could cause large arcs to cover the screen
Putting up steep hills slightly improved
"For Birdie/Eagle" notifications disappear when the swing is started

2.11
*****
Added a fall season option, which changes terrain graphics and ball behavior
Added a new aiming arc by pressing shift and while in overhead views
Added new trees/shrubs to the Emerald Greens course
Added option for a larger minimap
Holding shift while aiming now allows you to fine tune the direction
Overhead view now renders all of the trees, has no text, and can be rotated
Fixed a bug where all of the internet high scores would not always load
Updated the minimap to show the correct estimated distances while hitting from rough and sand
Only version 2.05 and above are eligible for the high scores lists
2 other small improvements/fixs

2.10
*****
Added a spring season option, which changes graphics and ball behavior
Pressing Z now shows putting green topology with rainbow colors
Added divots when hitting from the fairway/green with an iron/wood
Club sets are now remembered individually for normal/expert/pro settings
Added full screen overhead minimap view by pressing the B key
Improved yard markers with better colors, filtering, and texturing
Multiplayer tee turn order is now based off of previous holes score (honor system)
Fixed flyby hole previews from starting underground
Fixed version history menu item
Slow power bar can now be changed in game
3 other small improvements/fixs

2.09
*****
Added a new 18 hole course called Ashdown Country Club for subscription pack owners
All games and hole in ones are now logged and can be viewed from the main menu
Added the option to change the default text color from red to anything
Added an option to slow down the power bar to 50% speed (also disables highscores)
Added VBL syncing to prevent graphic tearing
Added an option to disable clapping/applause for good shots
Fixed the name entering window after completing a course to work with low resolution monitors
Fixed driving range flags from not rotating
Putting closer than 10 yards now shows exact the decimal distance to the hole
Faster spinning around after holding in the arrow keys
Fixed fade/draw/hook/spin wording inconsistencies throughout the game
Fixed 8 more holes/pars
4 other small improvements

2.08
*****
Added a bonus 9 hole winter course free for subscription pack owners (Does not count towards the 4 included courses)
Added a winter season option, which changes graphics and ball behavior
Improved all three club models and added dynamic lighting to them
Improved the power bar to leave a line showing exactly what power level you chose
Improved the auto-look to be more smooth, and added the option to disable the animation
Added four new sounds effects for the power bar and close landing shots
Changed the scale of the game to be more realistic
Shots landing too far on the power bar are now less accurate
Hiding the scorecard now shows minimal but needed information
Computers using an Intel GMA X3100 now default to medium quality mode due to driver bugs
Fixed a bug where shots from the rough/sand weren't taking an accuracy penalty
Fixed a bug where GL Golf would crash or not work by removing support for Mac OS 10.2.8
Possibly fixed a bug where instant replays would not end with the same result as their original shot
Several improvements for the demo
17 other small improvements

2.07
*****
Added an additional set of high scores that shows the top games played in the past 6 month
Added new trees/shrubs to Pebble Beach and the 6 demo holes
After each shot GL Golf automatically turns towards the hole (can be turned off in preferences)
Added preferences for up to 8x full screen anti-aliasing (FSAA)
Added new flags with hole numbers on them
You can now use only 12 clubs in Expert mode and 10 clubs in Pro mode
The aiming triangle has been removed from Expert and Pro mode, with an option to remove it from normal mode
Fixed a bug in GL Classic and hole 7 of every course where several new trees/shrubs would load in one spot and slow down the game
The scorecard now shows distance of last shot, spin, fade/hook, and mulligans left (can be turned off in preferences)
Most preferences can now be changed in the middle of a game
After finishing a game your name will automatically be entered into the score card
Fixed a bug where some yard markers were be buried or floating
Fixed a bug where "For Birdie/For Eagle" notifications would come up at the incorrect times
Fixed a bug where the ball color wasn't always remembered and could cause the wrong textures to be used
Fixed a bug that allowed saving as the ball is sinking in water
Fixed a bug where loading a game or leaving full screen mode would choose the wrong club and always leave the flag in
Pressing escape will now let you save, quit, or return to the game
The default for close shots that are not in the sand is now a soft pitching wedge instead of the sand wedge
13 other small interface/graphical improvements

Version 2.06 | Release Date: 2007-10-14 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.31 | Release Date: 2007-01-01 | Download

2.31
*****
Added a new 18 hole course, Hammond Heights, for subscription pack owners
Added a glow in the dark ball for night and morning mode
Fixed a bug that made clicking certain menu items difficult
Greens under regulation on par 4's no longer count as a missed fairway
4 minor bugs fixed

Version 2.23 | Release Date: 2006-01-01 | Download

Greatly reduced file size, 171->81MB (46-33 compressed)
Added automatic updating with Sparkle
Pressing Z for putting topology now works with non-reflective and non-animated water graphics
Fixed a bug where "No Internet Connection" would show up on internet best rounds
Fixed a bug where the ball could be hit out of deep water after a water hazard
Reduced the number of areas where the ball/club can float/be buried under the grass
Tournaments rounds can now be played after 16 hours instead of 24
Tournaments now specify EST, players can start the final round up to 6 hours after the tournament expires
Tournament rounds are now additionally submitted to the internet best rounds. The game then loads the tournament screen
Optimized game for Intel machines running Mac OS 10.5 with Apple's new LLVM/Clang compiler
Requires Mac OS 10.4+, dropped support for 10.3.9