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Game Giveaway of the day — Mini Golf

Mini Golf brings the challenges and thrills of the popular outdoor pastime to your computer. The goal is the same as the real-life version: drop the ball in the hole in the least number of hits. To do this in each of the more than 50 thrilling stages in the game, you'll have to drive the ball over hills, down drops and through traps and other ingenious obstacles.
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User rating: 358 (75%) 120 (25%) 117 comments

Mini Golf was available as a giveaway on January 17, 2008!

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Mini Golf brings the challenges and thrills of the popular outdoor pastime to your computer. The goal is the same as the real-life version: drop the ball in the hole in the least number of hits. To do this in each of the more than 50 thrilling stages in the game, you'll have to drive the ball over hills, down drops and through traps and other ingenious obstacles. You might get better as you go, though, since 3-D Mini Golf can improve your hand-eye coordination and sharpen your focus!

3-D Mini Golf offers two game modes: Court and Campaign. The object in the first is to complete the current hole within the set number of hits. If you exceed the limit, you'll lose and will be asked to try again. In the second mode, there's no limit to the number of times you can hit the ball, but if you swing your club too many times, you won't make it into the 3-D Mini Golf Hall of Fame. Competition will be fierce, too, as people of all ages will enjoy this realistic and easy-to-play rendition of one of the best casual sports ever invented!

System Requirements:

Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista, PentiumIII/Athlon 1GHz, 256Mb RAM, DirectX 8.0, 32 MB Video

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.robingames.com/games/mini-golf/

File Size:

10.7 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#117

Can anyone comment about the elitemediagroup -media motor and wild media - minigolf [both are adware] found by Spysweeper within this installation of the golf game, after the game was installed? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Jory  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

To DolbyDigitalTHX : MANY MANY thanks for that fix for the camera angles!
It has changed the game from, an at times frustrating one(due to not being able to see the ball, or club for that matter...)to one that is a total joy!!!!!
I was nervous about altering the camera area in the config file (did save the file) but the operation went smoothly.
Phew!
Now yet another game to spend time with (gotta love it)

PS
MANY thanks to GGOTD and to our own white rabbit who said that this game was really worth downloading..it IS!

Reply   |   Comment by Merri  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

Lockett, my internet access was fine at that time. It was only this site that my internet access could not find. All other sites were just fine. I guess that there was a lot of traffic on this site at that time and it was too slow to load for the activate module. Bet that you have high speed access huh? Lot of looking down at those of us that do not from some that do have highspeed. But thanks for the info anyway. It is much appreciated even though you did not quite get it all right. Thanks for the help bud! 5 minutes later it worked and the game gets 2 thumbs up from evryone in our family.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry A  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

This is a fun new type of download. Maybe not one I would have sought out to buy, but I am glad you provided it. We are having a lot of fun with it. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Grammy21  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

Love the game however campaign two hole three freezes and locks the game up and I have to reboot, can play every other hole in the game so far, very annoying for that one thing but love it otherwise

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

The activation server was down yesterday - thats the reason why some people had problems installing it or a time limited demo version.

Reply   |   Comment by Grunz  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

>shooter

"only 3 comments", huh? Did you see the "View All Comments" button?

Reply   |   Comment by Lockett  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

It might be fun if I could get it to play. It shows "loading" and I'm all excited, then it goes off. I checked the compatability feature and tried them all, but none seem to work. I even uninstalled it and reinstalled, but that didn't help. Any ideas how to solve this. I have Vista OS.

Reply   |   Comment by GamePlayer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

Tried to get many times kept getting error504 at this website. Final got to website took 12 tries to get down load to start. Then activation kept timing out never did get it. with only 3 comments I would guess I wasn't the only one that had trouble.

Reply   |   Comment by shooter  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

#58 Thank you!!!! Fixe worked great!

Reply   |   Comment by Petescorner  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

After having played this a couple of times on the give-a-way day, I want to report the game is a real hoot. Quite fun, and, as SD94 (#3) says, the ball is realistic. I agree it would be nice to be able to change the viewing angle. That say, it's just as much silly fun as real putt-putt.

Reply   |   Comment by nants  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

(thinking to self-why would I purchase this if so many people had problems loading it?) probably won't-dang and I wanted it

Reply   |   Comment by gramma pecos  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

I'm fairly new to this site and have only downloaded a couple things. I believe I did everything as instructed by activating first and then doing the setup. It appears to only let me play for 60 minutes. Does this mean it didn't properly install? Or is there I code I need to enter to continue? Any help would be appreciated since I did enjoy my limitted time!

Reply   |   Comment by KM  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

I should mention that this was the case ~2 AM GMT+0 and not anymore. Not good that i could not activate it thereforce.

Reply   |   Comment by Grunz  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

>Harry A

That would be a problem with your Internet access, not your computer. It's basically saying that it can't find the site and therefore can't activate it.

Reply   |   Comment by Lockett  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

Great game Installed nicely with no problems. I played the first 8 holes and had music all the way through so far. Graphics are nice. After doing #58's fix for angle I have no complaints about the game Fun to play. Thank you GGOTD, keep them coming, lol

Reply   |   Comment by debbie gray  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

Game plays great on Vista for me. Get past the first three holes, with at least a par and you get the other holes.

Reply   |   Comment by Prowler26b  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Using Vista when i tried to run the activate program, it said "Acivating module could noy connect to game.giveawaygameoftheday.com Software activation is not possible at this time. Please ry againn later." Even tried it as administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry A  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

Good game, only thing are the default settings, and how you can't adjust some settings in game (gotta edit the config xml file in the config folder to get the camera change and resolution. I don't like games full screen, so I unchecked it, but it defaulted the resolution to 1024x768, which is a bit too big for my screen, I'm on a laptop. Overall, it's pretty good, I give it a thumbs up, but its something that isn't staying on my comp however.

Reply   |   Comment by SDreamer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

I have downloaded several times and installed. Everytime I try to install it says there is a missing file and does not successfully install and will not load.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben Gibso  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

Thank you DolbyDigitalTHX comment #58 for the camera fix. Fantastic.

That really will improve the playability of this game.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Same problem as 55, 65 and many others. I have Bill Gates' latest piece of torture, called Windows Vista Home Premium. The premium is what he gets, when we have to buy all new software and hardware because of all the compatability issues. Hey at least Bill gives a lot of his money back to charity. It works out I guess.

Reply   |   Comment by bill russo  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

What a fun game! Two thumbs up for me. Well worth the price.

Reply   |   Comment by Angela  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

i wish i could change the camera angles! its so annoying to play with one constant angle and have to guess where the ball will end up.

Reply   |   Comment by Naveed  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

Yikes! How do I change my vote? I clicked on the 'thumbs down' thingy thinking it would take me to the negative reviews. I haven't even looked at it yet!

Reply   |   Comment by Chakolate  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I haven't downloaded any games from GGOTD for quite some time now - what happened to all the good Alawar games? This one sounded interesting, so I downloaded it, and gave it a try.

Overall, I was unimpressed. The graphics are poor - okay, they're not that bad, but compared to some of the other games of superb graphics quality given away here, like Roads of Fantasy, they are not good. The gameplay is pretty clunky - it doesn't put you in an aerial view, which makes it hard to tell exactly where you're aiming. I tried setting the switching bit to true, but that didn't let me change any camera angle at all. The gameplay is nothing speical at all. This did not meet up to my expectations.

Reply   |   Comment by Arthur  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Thank you Post #58 "Dolby"! You CAN move & zoom the camera! Just follow Post #58's directions!:
"1 - Within the ‘ Minigolf ‘ folder is a sub-folder called ‘ Config ‘. Within there is a single file called ‘ minigolf.cfg.xml ‘. Make a backup copy if you wish, the open the original file with any text editor, such as Notepad.

2 - Within the ‘Camera’ section, look for a line which reads
‘ allow_switching=”false”/> ‘
Simply modify this line to read (you guessed it!)
‘ allow_switching=”true”/> ‘
and save the file.

Works like a charm!
Now, after doing the above, to change camera angle/zoom:
1- Press & release the "C" key on your keyboard during play, then HOLD down the LEFT mouse button (while moving mouse) to adjust camera angle.
2- HOLD down BOTH LEFT and RIGHT mouse button (while moving mouse AWAY & TOWARD yourself) to Zoom in and out.

As always; I wanna also thank the GAOTD team & this games software dev. team for todays offering! Keep up the good work! :-D

Reply   |   Comment by Beaks  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

does anyone else get a prompt for a name and password from wikifotio before being able to download?

Reply   |   Comment by quikshark  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

great game very good graphics and very addictive

Reply   |   Comment by ros  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

I intended to complain about the camera angle issue until I tried the fix suggested by "DolbyDigitalTHX" (#58). The fix works and makes this a much more enjoyable game. I like minigolf games but this one left me frustrated for a while. I am still not impressed with having to beat par before you can move on in the game. I would rather play the game, see my score, and try to do better next time. Instead you have to at least get par to advance. You can play up to 3 holes ahead but you have to continue to make par to keep advancing. Otherwise it seems like a good game. Good graphics and sound, although the music quit on me for a while but later started working again. Overall I like this game and will keep it in my game file.

Reply   |   Comment by HOSS  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

I installed on my Vista desktop. Works fine.
The Vista laptop. opens than closes the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheri  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

For those of you having trouble with the camera views, refer back to post #58 DolbyDigitalTHX to edit one of the game files.
This is a simple process and it will allow you to use a combination of your keyboard ("C" button and arrow keys) and mouse (right button) to change angles, & pan and zoom in or out. As I mentioned above in a previous post, it worked for me on my WinXP and my WinVista machines.


mev1296

Reply   |   Comment by mev1296  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

The graphics, sound, and gameplay are fine, but with the terrible camera the game is unplayable. It took me several tries just to beat the FIRST course. Why anyone would complete a game like this without enabling a manual camera control option is simply staggering to me. Thumbs way down because it was such a disappointment. With proper camera control this would be a great game.

Reply   |   Comment by xxx  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

I could not get this game to run on my computer, even in Compatibility mode. That's a shame, because the graphics in the screenshots look top-notch. No review today.

Reply   |   Comment by Lockett  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Nice game good graphics.
The camera controls are not very easy to work with
But not to bad I managed to play out the complete castle theme.
Thumb up and thanks for this game.

Reply   |   Comment by Flash  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Terrible. At first looked fun then after a while of playing found the camera angles to be quite annoying and it is unable to change view leaving my camera looking off into another course.

Reply   |   Comment by Dragonfly  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

wow really screwed up my computer. I am running Vista, but others didn't seem to have problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Kay  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Anybody else get a Trojan Horse warning when you started the set up files? I did!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Cyndee Davis  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

The graphics are great, and the inventive levels look great. But the terrible camera control completely ruins the game.

Yes, this is with enabled camera switching. It's impossible to see where the hole is from the start of the track, you can't change the camera angle when you actually are going to hit the ball (you can do so to look around the immediate surroundings though, but that's no help when you're trying to hit a small hole behind the camera) and when you use the arrow keys to move around and look at the level, it will automatically drag back towards the ball. Try throwing a ball off the track and see it bounce merrily off to Pete knows where on an entirely different track, then GOOD LUCK getting the next shot off as it's impossible to get the camera to be close to the ball again.

Everything but the camera control is great. It's sad that this poor control ruins the game. Thumbs down. It would have been way up with a functioning, free-floating camera.

Reply   |   Comment by bovi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Installed no problem on XPsp2. Not a bad game although I have similar issues with the lack of views available. It is a little challenging for my low vision but will keep trying! The fourth hole par 6 in campaign 1 may keep me stuck for awhile! lol! But it is still a pretty decent game and I will hold on to it for now as a change of pace from my match 3 and mahjong games. Thanks GGOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by dns  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Thanks for this game. The download and setup went really quickly; works fine on my Windows XP. The game has good graphics and is not as easy as it looks to play ... after about 10 minutes I finally got the angles/mouse movement right. Thanks - really fun one, too!

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

still not working so I guess I won't get to play this one.

Reply   |   Comment by momof3  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

I was able to DL, activate and install just fine on my Vista but when I tried to play the game from any location, it would go to the startup screen and then exit the game. I uninstalled it and am going to try again in hopes of a better outcome.

Reply   |   Comment by momof3  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Nice game and a welcome change of style!
Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by max  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

I like the game....
some installation problems but nothing major

What I DO NOT like, is that I
am unable to change the "view" to first person perspective....

am I missing something as far as "change view" goes?

Reply   |   Comment by vilulf  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

I meant to tag the following onto my morning post, but got side tracked by something. Freeware Fan has been posting links to decent freeware games over the past five days, and will continue to do so for another three weeks at the very least. Just check out the Software talks section of the forums. I’ve posted the links to the particular threads he’s already created below. The first three were all posted in the same thread, but he decided to start a fresh thread for each game. I’ve starred the ones I’ve checked out so far (out of 5 stars)


Gal Ex: Spatial Delivery---------- Day 1
Stopple ------------------------------ Day 2 *****
Trackmania Nations --------------Day 3 *****

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/2326?replies=56

Quest Fighter II ------------------- Day 4 ***

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/2359?replies=4


Boss In a Box ---------------------- Day 5

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/2368?replies=3

Apart from the first one which some had problems with including myself, the rest have been excellent offerings, that are a cut above the usual Freeware standards. If you arnt a regular of the forums and in particular the software talks threads then it may well be worth your while visiting as there are also many oter posts by loads of community members, including a link to a FREE years full subscription to a well known anti virus program, as well as other free programs that many of you may find useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Thanks #58 for your help fixing the camera movement! I played the first 4 campaigns before coming back here to see if it was possible to move the camera - at least it made me work at the game LAUGH! Love it! 10/10 from me GGOTD :o))

Reply   |   Comment by Susanna  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Great looking game. Downloaded it for my adult (Golf and Poker addict) daughter - Who will be here this weekend!! lol

Wish someone would come up with a Foosball game with great graphics somewhere!! -- TZ

Reply   |   Comment by TZ  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Love This Game!!! I tried it not expecting it to work as the system spec required a 32MB graphics card - yet it plays fine on my 8MB Intel GM945 chipset fine!

Love It! Great Addictive Fun Game!

Reply   |   Comment by Susanna  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Can anyone show me how to make a short cut for this cut for this, usually I able to do it myself but this it is not work with this game, also when you get to 4th or 5th hole, the screen resolution changed automatically! Has this happened to anyone else?
Thanks GGAOTD! and a Thanks to Meridian!
have a great day all!
CYA!

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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