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Title: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 12, 2012, 01:29:06 pm
I'm starting this thread so we can ask questions and share ideas that may not be on topic with the PGA Golf thread started by Ed12 regarding software and hardware modifications.  Ed's thread can be found here...

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,115417.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,115417.0.html).

This thread will be used to help all PGA Golf owners bring back all of the lost extras (courses, players, etc) of their machines after Global VR's servers went offline years ago.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT PGA TOUR GOLF BUT NEVER BOTHERED TO BECOME A REGISTERED USER HERE...DO SO NOW AND JOIN IN ON THE CONVERSATION!!!


RECENT UPDATES...November 2015

Thanks to the massive efforts of member "bootsinallovryou" our PGA Tour Golf machines now have the ability to connect to an online server allowing us to compete against one another on tournament leaderboards.!  A step by step tutorial to enable tournament mode for these machines has been provided by member "Spitfire" and is posted below.  You can read how this started and track current progress starting from page 13 (post #499) of this thread.

To join in online you need the latest patcher_04 linked below and a regular team challenge machine. No other machines will work. On the attract screen run the patcher in your cd rom drive. Once it says press any key to continue turn off and power up your machine again. Once back in attract mode go to the operators menu by pressing the red operators button inside ur cabinet. Be sure to have your machine connected to the Internet by plugging in an Ethernet cable directly to your cabinet Pc ethernet port. If you are using wireless be sure to configure your wireless connection as per the instructions before trying to register. Choose register/connect option, register cabinet and register your machine using the 4 digit code option using any four digits as it doesn't matter. Make sure you change from Dial up to cable adsl option and follow on screen instructions and allow the machine to call server.  This may take a while first time to get to 100% complete.  Once registered choose the force a call to the server and exit to game option and that's it. You should now be tournament enabled and online. To play online in a Tournament or the World tour option on your cabinet You will need a players card and reader. You will also need to turn your machine off free play otherwise you won't be able to select World Tour and Tournament on the start screen. This has to be done in the operators menu by choosing machine and settings option and disabling free play.
Once you select World Tour it will ask you to insert your players card. It will say that the card is not tournament enabled and will run you through a number of steps to make it so follow instructions and your card will be made tournament ready and you will be given a player number. Now you can use your card or number on any machine linked to Boosts Server and your home made player can be used to play every course on the game without having an all access pass. You will be able to unlock hidden skill shots on every course to unlock special player customising items and equipment. Once all courses available on World Tour are played you will be given a player ranking and it will also unlock heaps of customisable clothing and equipment to use on your player in the Game face option of the game. You can also keep track of how many skill shots you have found and your ranking by inserting your players card into your card reader on the attract screen of the game. There are now also leaderboards available so you can show the world you are the best player out there.  All this is thanks to are Legend known us boostinallovryou!!! without him none of this would be possible!

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 12, 2012, 01:41:40 pm
So my most recent idea involves utilizing the space where the mini marquee sits (above the screen and below the main marquee).  My original thought was to remove the mini marquee and install a 10" LCD screen in there and connect it to a webcam that was hidden somewhere in that area as well.  I suppose you could even bracket a laptop computer that has an installed webcam.  This would allow you to see your buddy and carry on a live conversation while you are playing them via tournament play (when that gets rolling).

Then I thought it may be very easy to purchase a mount for a tablet with a front facing camera (Ipad, Galaxy, etc.) and slip the tablet in the mounting bracket in front of the mini marquee.  If you launch Skype, Google, etc. you would be able to do the same (have a webcam experience) without having to mount an LCD and a separate webcam.  You could also remove the tablet when not playing so that the mini marquee remains in tact. 

You could still play against a friend without connecting to their machine.  Although this option would not be AS FUN as playing online LIVE you could still play against someone else and keep a manual score hole by hole by connecting to video chat with your mounted tablet that's on your PGA cabinet.  You could even pull the tablet out and face it to the screen to confirm a score if need be.  It would be a blast to see the facial expression of your friends while being able to carry on a conversation without them being there.

So now I'm looking at install brackets and going to test it out.  Hopefully it works as well as I think that it could.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on December 13, 2012, 07:12:53 pm
I am thinking of making my own personal intro for when the game is in attract mode.  Just need to create video, rename it, and see if it runs.  Also thinking storing my personal player as one of the pros.  I thought its my game why not.

Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on December 13, 2012, 10:35:15 pm
hi

stpcore thk-u very very much
this will divide the load alot
i will support u fully
just ring the bell
great job :):)

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 14, 2012, 10:50:00 am
I am thinking of making my own personal intro for when the game is in attract mode.  Just need to create video, rename it, and see if it runs.  Also thinking storing my personal player as one of the pros.  I thought its my game why not.

Jason

That sounds awesome. I would love to throw in a custom video with a custom sound track as well. If you do this could you post a tutorial so others could do the same? I would like to have my personal golfer as a pro too.

hi

stpcore thk-u very very much
this will divide the load alot
i will support u fully
just ring the bell
great job :):)

ed

Thanks so much, Ed. I appreciate all your efforts and support!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on December 14, 2012, 07:39:41 pm
I am going to have to get my hands on tiger woods 04-06 as from what I have been able to find online this arcade game is direct port.  Exact players, courses so am thinking we should be able to cut and paste to add.  Also can you hook up your pga HDD and look arount with nvidia thumbnail viewer (seperate program to look at ddl files).  I am not going to be near a computer for next few days and want to see if this works.  Also there is a site coursedownloads.com that is dedicated to adding courses to different ver of tiger woods golf.  Hope this sparks some interest in others with PGA GOLF.

Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 31, 2012, 11:08:27 am
Here are some pics of the gutted PGA cabinet that I hacked into a pedestal cabinet.  I also went with an illuminated blue trackball and have a little shelf that houses sleeves of golf balls on the top side of the control panel for a little extra personalization.  I still have to install the lock on the coin door (tape holding it in place now), clean up some rough edges, give everything a fresh coat of paint, and install a NOS control panel overlay and then she will be all set.

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/PGAPedestal1_zpsc3005019.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/PGAPedestal2_zpsebc2e9c2.jpg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on December 31, 2012, 11:12:38 am
Looks great!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 31, 2012, 09:06:23 pm
Looks awesome. Now if someone can make sense of how to unlock PGA golf we will all be laughing ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 02, 2013, 11:35:37 am
Looks awesome. Now if someone can make sense of how to unlock PGA golf we will all be laughing ha ha ha

I hear you on that one!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 02, 2013, 12:21:49 pm
Two quick things...

#1 Anyone up for a "low score" competition?  We can all play the same course and put the difficulty on NORMAL (no mulligans).  We can post screen shots of our best score over 18 holes.  Just a way to have a little fun for now. 

#2 I never realized that pressing the "SHOT TYPE" button during the number of players screen or course selection screen can change the difficulty for you.  I had always went into the service menu to do this (LOL!).

Now I'm wondering if I'm missing some other rather obvious things in this game.  Anyone else have one they would like to share?  I stumbled upon my little find by mistake.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 02, 2013, 07:33:07 pm
Sounds great about the comp mate. Ill be in once I get a new graphics card in machine as mine has ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- itself. I also have noticed that if u press I think it's shot type or start once shot is in play , it will speed up the shot in flight so u get through ur round much quicker. One of the buttons also will allow u to show a reply of the shot that u have just played aswell.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 04, 2013, 06:09:06 pm
I went poking around within my TEAM CHALLENGE hard drive today and after having a conversation with yukonblaze I was able to change some of the music in my game.  So now when I press start I have Stone Temple Pilots playing during my game select, player select, and course select screens.  Pretty cool way to customize your game a bit.

I took the hard drive out of the PGA TEAM CHALLENGE computer and connected it to my desktop with a USB to IDE adapter (versus having to slave it in another enclosure) before doing any modification to the files.  It was so easy to connect to my computer this way!  I bought the cable from Amazon for $19.47 and it saves me a bunch of time.  Here is the link in the event you want to grab one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UO6C5S/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UO6C5S/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00)

I took my Stone Temple Pilots mp3 and converted it over to a wav file in order to replace the wav file in the game.  The wav file that is currently in the game is 24.6mb and my new file was about 45mb.  Then it was time to swap my music files.

To do this I went into the "pga_tour_golf_2006" folder, then the "Shell" folder, then the "music" folder to find a wav file called "shell_music".  I deleted that "shell_music" file and renamed my Stone Temple Pilots mp3 to "shell_music" and pasted it in place of the file I had just deleted.  So essentially I deleted the original wav file and renamed a new wav file with the original name of the old wav file.

Now I have Stone Temple Pilots playing in my PGA Team Challenge!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I will help you the best that I can.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Midcoastsurf on January 06, 2013, 01:12:49 am
I just picked up a Championship Edition 3 game a few days ago.  The game does not have the card reader (hole is covered with a plate).  Everything seems to be working except for the light behind the marquee (bad starter or bulb I guess).  I still need to clean the rollers/bearings on the trackball. 

What is needed to upgrade this game to the Challenge version?  I don't have any of the backup discs or other discs that were supposed to come with the upgrade kit when my machine was converted.

Is the game dongle a white piece of plastic that plugs into a printer port?

Thanks,
Brad
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 06, 2013, 08:34:13 pm
I sent you a PM. The dongle is the adapter that plugs into the printer port. Each version of PGA has its own specific dongle that is required for the game to be playable. If you would like to upgrade to "Challenge" you would need the Rescue CD and Install CDs as well as a "Challenge" version dongle.  You would not be able to use your Challenge III dongle to upgrade to Challenge unfortunately.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on February 04, 2013, 01:58:31 pm
Hey everyone...what version of PGA do you currently own?  I'm running Team Challenge.  There is a poll at the top of the thread if you care to participate.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on February 06, 2013, 10:17:25 am
I picked up a Dell Optiplex GX260 computer this weekend and I'm attempting a fresh install of PGA on the computer's stock components.  It's going through installation now so it will be interesting to see if this older Dell can be a quick replacement for a bad Global VR computer.  I will post some results as soon as installation is completed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on February 06, 2013, 02:17:35 pm
***UPDATE*** The game installs but hangs on the course loading screen after seeing the "CHALLENGE" loading screen upon rebooting.  I will play with this a little more and see if I can get it to work.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on February 06, 2013, 04:30:01 pm
keep your thread open
and by all mean's tinker
i did hand u ppl the tool's
if u still want beta-brite s/w ?
i will see if the .zip will up-load

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on February 08, 2013, 12:28:36 pm
Ed, I will keep playing with it. I actually was able to contact paulstevens (member here who posted in your PGA thread in its early stages) since he was able to get a Dell Optiplex to run PGA.

If you have a spare moment to post those card reader drivers with a breif explaination on how to install them that would rock the house. I really want to create a player but the reader isn't recognized by my PGA for some reason. That would be a big help indeed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on February 08, 2013, 09:37:36 pm
Hi all,
I finally installed my betabrite led topper. However all I get once installed is betabrite advertising but no game stats etc. when I test in the diagnostics it doesn't show anything like the cable isn't connected?? But it is. Any ideas? Might my install of team challenge all access pass not have the drivers or software installed on it needed to run the led sign properly? Any help would be appreciated?

Hey Ed is the betabrite software above is that what I may need to run stats etc??

Thx Spitfire.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 01, 2013, 03:15:28 pm
Hey guys...does anyone here have the installation disks for ALL ACCESS PASS?  Did they even use install disks for this upgrade or was this done with a thumb drive?  Anyone that is running ALL ACCESS PASS that can chime in here would be appreciated.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 03, 2013, 02:46:52 am
Hi STP,
I don't have any CDs for the all access pass as when I bought the machine didn't come with them. I have cloned the hard drive so I will look to transfer to USB drive and get to u n others that have asked.
As mentions by paulstevens I think the guy is either the dongle or in the registry files as the game folders contain all the courses players etc as per a normal PGA golf machine but mine allows me to play the extra courses that's the only difference.  I does not allow me to play any extra players or unlock player items, tournaments etc.
Which I'd really love to do!!
Thx Spitfire
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 03, 2013, 09:32:26 am
PM sent.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 03, 2013, 06:32:47 pm
I've been working with Paul Stevens all day on unlocking players and courses and I think we did it (players)!!!  We are working on some finishing touches but I can confirm that I've golfed with both Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer this afternoon on my stock Team Challenge machine!  It's not a difficult edit at all and can be done in a matter of minutes.  Be prepared to have a keyboard and mouse on hand and a tutorial will be available shortly.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 03, 2013, 08:14:47 pm
PLAYER SUBSTITUTION TUTORIAL for PGA Tour Golf TEAM CHALLENGE Edition

I will do the best that I can to write this tutorial in the simplest of terms so that everyone can follow.  I recommend reading this tutorial all the way through before performing the actual steps.  This method will allow you to replace any of the current golfers on the player select screen with any of the 43 golfers that are within the game!  I recommend making a back up of your current PGA Team Challenge hard drive in the event something goes wrong as I will not be held responsible if any damage occurs.

This should take you only a couple minutes to complete.  The tutorial looks extensive but it really isn't.  I tried to dumb this down so even a 6 year old could do this so please don't take offense to my attempt at simplicity.  I know that I would personally want TOO MUCH information versus having to try to fill in any gaps.  With that being said...here we go!

Step One- Connect a PS/2 style keyboard (not USB) and a mouse (I used a USB mouse) to your PGA Tower and power it on.

Step Two- Allow the game to fully load into attract mode.

Step Three- Hit the WINDOWS button on your keyboard (located next to your ALT key) and a menu will open.

Step Four- Use the down arrow key to highlight gvr close and hit enter.  (You may have to hit the WINDOWS key again and click on CONTROL PANEL).

Step Five- Click on the folder up arrow icon on the top left of the page.

Step Six- Double click on the C: PGA drive

Step Seven- Double click the pga_tour_golf_2006 folder

Step Eight- Double click the Players folder.  Once opened you will see a list of players.

Step Nine- Scroll through the player list and find the players.ini file and double click it to open it.  Another list of golfers will be displayed with numerical values next to each golfer.

Step Ten- Below is the list you should be seeing BEFORE you make any edits.  I have placed the players that are currently available in the player select screen in BOLD.  These will NOT be in bold on your actual screen.  We can change the names associated with these BOLD numbers to any golfer we would like on this same list. 

For example, if I don't care to use Tiffany Williamson (Player34) as a golfer I can assign a new name (say Arnold Palmer) to her numerical value.  To do this I would replace her name by erasing it with the backspace key and entering a replacement name so that it reads Player34=Arnold Palmer for example.

Player00=Adam Scott
Player01=Adriana Dulce
Player02=Alastair McFadden
Player03=Aphrodite Papadapolus
Player04=Arnold Palmer
Player05=Ben Hogan
Player06=Bev Bouchier
Player07=Billy Hightower
Player08=Bunjiro Tanaka
Player09=Caesar Rosado
Player10=Charles Howell III
Player11=Colin Montgomerie
Player12=Dion Douglas
Player13=Gary Player
Player14=Hunter Elmore
Player15=Jack Nicklaus
Player16=Jeb McGraw
Player17=Jesper Parnevik
Player18=Jim Furyk
Player19=John Daly
Player20=Johnny The Hustler
Player21=Justin Leonard
Player22=Justin Rose
Player23=Justin Timberlake
Player24=Kendra Lovette
Player25=Natalie Gulbis
Player26=Notah Begay III
Player27=Raquel Rogers
Player28=Reginald Weathers
Player29=Retief Goosen
Player30=Rich Beem
Player31=Ricky Barnes
Player32=Seve Ballesteros
Player33=Stuart Appleby
Player34=Tiffany Williamson

Player35=Tiger Woods
Player36=Ty Tryon
Player37=Vijay Singh
Player38=Dan Reid
Player39=Shawn Powers
Player40=Vinnie Sioti
Player41=Kazuo Saito
Player42=Alexa Everett


Step 11- After changing the name from Tiffany Williamson to Arnold Palmer we will then close the window by clicking on the red "X" in the upper right hand corner.  You will be asked if you want to save your changes and you will choose YES.

Step 12- Hit the WINDOWS key once again and a menu will pop up.

Step 13- Select gvr boot and the game will reload with your saved changes!

At this point we took Tiffany Williamson's golfer out of the game and replaced it with Arnold Palmer.  However, when you go to the player select screen you will notice that Tiffany is still there.  That's because we aren't 100% on how to change the profile pic to represent the replacement golfer as of yet but we are working on it.  When you select Tiffany Williamson and select your course, Arnold Palmer (or any other golfer you choose) will show up and will be playable while you are golfing.

You can do this with any of the golfers to customize how your game plays.  Personally, I will be replacing all of my fantasy golfers with golf pros.  Once we figure out how to change the player profile pic and the game face overlay that is displayed during play it will be complete.  PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU REPLACE A LEFTY GOLFER WITH ANOTHER GOLFER, THE NEW GOLFER WILL ALSO BE LEFT HANDED (EVEN IF THEY ARE NORMALLY A RIGHT HANDED GOLFER).

We are also assuming that there has to be a way to allow ALL of the player numbers to be recognized in the player select screen.  That would give us over 40 golfers to choose from!  Have fun and if you have any ideas please contact me so that we can finish up this part of the project!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 04, 2013, 07:34:13 am
Great work STP the first clear workthru n actually something that has worked not just her say.
Keep up the good work.
Thx
Spitfire
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on March 04, 2013, 11:26:12 am
This is great. With two threads and multiple people trying to crack this game we should have it all figured out soon.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on March 05, 2013, 10:05:35 am
Ken
Awesome work. I have all access cd do i need to just copy it to add to dropbox for ya. As for adding player pic during selection i think you will have to grab that image from the tiger woods game and reassign it in tne player art folder (?name). Has been a little while since i sat down and messed with the files.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on March 05, 2013, 11:38:03 am
so what's up with this "all access pass" kit I keep hearing about? I realize it's an upgrade, but where does it stand in the scope of things? does it use it's own dongle or is it an upgrade that...say for example, uses the dongle from PGA chapionship edition to add additional stuff?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 05, 2013, 11:54:03 am
From what I understand it has it's own dongle (USB type)?  We are working on patching the additional courses from the All Access files into Team Challenge without having to do an upgrade.  It's our hopes to find the structural or coding differences between the two versions so that we can find a way to unlock the courses that are already on the Team Challenge hd.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: The-O on March 05, 2013, 02:02:21 pm
Hi, lilshawn

All access is a patch you apply to the game. You then need an updated dongle, ours are all LPT dongles. Have yet to see a USB one.

The-0
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 05, 2013, 04:09:00 pm
Hi all,
My all access pass machine has a normal white dongle just like anyone else's not USB.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Trey Franco on March 06, 2013, 10:03:02 pm
I have a question concerning a VR global arcade machine I own Madden Season 2. I can play on it for bout three games then in the middle of the fourth game or so it kicks me back to attract mode. Any ideas what could be causing this? Been looking everywhere can't find nothing bout this problem thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 07, 2013, 01:41:55 pm
I have a question concerning a VR global arcade machine I own Madden Season 2. I can play on it for bout three games then in the middle of the fourth game or so it kicks me back to attract mode. Any ideas what could be causing this? Been looking everywhere can't find nothing bout this problem thanks

I'm not quite sure why that would happen.  You may consider starting your own thread as it would gain more exposure to those Madden Football owners that may never see your issue hidden within the PGA Owners thread.  Always wanted a Madden Football!  Hope you get it resolved!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: paulstevens on March 07, 2013, 05:40:12 pm
Agree with stpcore - start a new thread so it gets better exposure.

In the meantime, try installing a new hard drive and install the software again.  Corrupted sectors can cause the program to barf back to a known good state such as the attract mode / menu.   A reinstallation onto the same hard drive often is not good enough.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 04:54:21 pm
Moving from eds thread. Got my tower back w new mobo. No more beeps but no game. Getting a note that a file can't be found on the cd rom. Can get past that and use windows to get to the exe. Next screen says usbio card is missing, or usbio card software install incomplete please make sure nitric card is is present and cabinet connected. Turn cabinet off and on after fixing or cabinet may malfunction.

Any clues what I need to do. Have no discs but ordered them. Good news is at least I can get to windows!  Kind of unrelated but when in windows I get the out of range display once and a while. Jeez I just want to play!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 05:04:56 pm
I wonder if you have a bad i/o board?  You have the USB cord going from the i/o and then into one of the other USB ports, correct?  Do you also have power going to the board from your PSU?  I know that the USB will power the i/o to a point but I also know that their is additional power supplied by the PSU if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 05:08:09 pm
Your losing me but I think so. Can you dumb that down?!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 05:10:20 pm
I've said that more than a few times in these PGA threads over the past year!

Give me a minute and I can post a couple pics for you.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 05:14:51 pm
Thx!  Any chance it is a date and time issue?  If so can't find in control panel to check.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 05:17:47 pm
Date and time should be adjusted by hitting the DEL key when the computer is trying to boot in order to get into bios.  Pics coming in a second...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 05:21:52 pm
First, let me apologize for the condition of this PGA tower.  It looks like it was pulled from the Titanic.  It's FILTHY to say the least and I haven't had time to take it apart and clean it yet but it should serve for the purpose here.

So the first pic shows the basic cable connection.  The bottom portion of the cable is connected to the i/o board which is where your controls are plugged into.
(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/20130308_161144_zps99f957a2.jpg)

This second pic shows the inside of the tower and shows the wire coming from the power supply plugging into the i/o board as well.
(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/20130308_161207_zpsc6a764b3.jpg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 05:25:17 pm
K. Let me pull the tower and check. Decent chance they didn't do this. Back soon and thank you so much.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 05:27:55 pm
Hey man, no problem at all.  Hopefully we can get this thing to work for you.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 05:33:42 pm
Here's what I have. I have one cord into this but I have two usbs up top where you have one.
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Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 05:47:59 pm
I have two USB inputs on the top of mine.

Do you see that wire from your power supply to your i/o card and how it's connected to one of the side ports?  Mine is powered with a smaller connector on the back of the i/o card.  I wonder if that's causing your issue?  Pull that larger molex connector out and place the smaller one from the PSU to the back and see if that may work?
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Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 05:54:23 pm
The one on the back is larger. Doesn't look the same.
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Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 06:04:14 pm
Hmmmm, do you have anything you can plug into that port?
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Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 06:09:33 pm
No. The light on the back comes on when I have it on. Green light next to big port.
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Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 06:12:10 pm
I'm wondering if it's just a bad board?  Maybe someone else can offer up an idea on this one?
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Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 06:35:57 pm
Brand new mobo sure hope not. First error on booting says file usbui.dll is needed on CDROM. Then asks where to copy files from. If you hit cancel it will take u to the screen I described. For some reason I can't post pics of the screen from iPad.
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Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 06:38:27 pm
Not a bad mother board but a bad I/o board. You have the USB ports enabled in the bios menu, right?
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Post by: lilshawn on March 08, 2013, 06:44:38 pm
check your bios and make sure your usb hasn't been disabled.

now would be a good time to check your battery.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 06:50:27 pm
Tell me where to find that please. Hit delete and see
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Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 06:53:31 pm
Make sure your bios match this...

You can do this by repeatedly hitting the DEL key while the computer is attempting to boot. Once in the bios screen make sure that these values are matching your machine. Make sure your settings match the ones below.

....main screen...
on power boot >>delete key<<
this will take u to the bios screen

std setting's as follow's
current date must be current
current time must be current

ide primary >> wdc wd200bb >20meg< this is the hard drive def for your unit..could veri
ide slave >> none
ide secondary >> master >cdrom<
ide secondary >> slave none

drive a 3.5"
drive b none

video >> ega/vga
halt on >> no error's
base mem >>640k
extened mem >> 52364
total >> 524288

....advanced....
bios flash protect >> disabled
virus warring >> disabled
cpu l1 & l2 cache >> enabled
quick power on self test >> fast
first boot device >> cdrom
second boot device >> hdd-0
third boot device >> floppy :we can turn this off:
boot other device >> disabled
swap floppy drive >> disabled
boot up floppy seek >> enabled :we can turn this off:
boot up numblock status >> on

that is the first 2 settings page
we skip the third and go to the 4th

......integerated peripherals......
on-chip primary pci ide >> enabled
ide primary master pio >> auto
ide primary slave pio >> auto
ide primary master udma >> auto
ide primary slave udma >> auto
on-chip secondary pci ide >> enabled
ide secondary master pio >> auto
ide secondary slave pio >> auto
ide secondary master udma >> auto
ide secondary slave udma >> auto
usb controller >> enabled <<< important >> USB will not work if disabled
usb keyboard support >> disabled
ac97 audio >> auto
ac97 modem >> auto
init display first >> agp : this is 1 of the setting's we change when using a dif video card
onboard ac97 codec >> enabled
onboard lan control >> enabled :we need this for turenne
onboard lan boot rom >> disabled :we enable it to use the lan
ide hdd block mode >> enabled : this is beacuase u may have a cable select mode,and or master/slave setting on your hd setup

that is part 4 of the bios setup

Once your values are complete try restarting the computer and see if it gets you anywhere. At that point even if it's not booting at least you are starting your diagnosis with the correct settings.
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Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 07:11:17 pm
Made Ur changes  still get the CDROM issue. Hit cancel and boot exe get this. Odd thing is this is a champ III yet screen looks like regular champ.
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Post by: lilshawn on March 08, 2013, 07:21:11 pm
you may need to re-install. looks like your usb drivers went kaput, or the board did.

reloading software is free, i'd try that first.
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Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 07:27:26 pm
Will do. Waiting for discs to show up in mail. Pray that's the ticket!  Thanks to you and stp for all the help today.
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Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 07:27:51 pm
My Championship III screens look like it is a regular Championship version as well. It's normal.
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Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 07:58:11 pm
Will do. Waiting for discs to show up in mail. Pray that's the ticket!  Thanks to you and stp for all the help today.

I can certainly make an iso of the Rescue and 2 Installation CDs and upload them for you tomorrow at some point as I have those for Championship III.  I'm not certain what country code your dongle is for and if there would be a compatibility issue with US disks?
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Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 08:00:56 pm
It's US. Game is from ill. I'm in ia!  Thanks!!!
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Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 08:02:04 pm
Why did I think you were from out of the country? LOL! Sorry.
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Post by: ed12 on March 08, 2013, 09:34:14 pm
hi
ppl and i am not stepping on toes here as it is not my thread
but did we all miss a few point's ?
it boot's and come's back it cannot see the >i/o< card
my q would have been.
is it plugged in right?
ie the jumper from the card to the top of the tower where the usb port's are?
or are u using the usb >2< card ?
if so did u try to plug it right into the tower ?,from the i/o card to the upper usb port ?
have u tired another usb cable?

reason for this question is the i/o card will go sideway's as they are legacey

second dose it have a point on the i/o card where u can plug in a power supply point ?
like the 1's u use on a ide hard drive ?
4 pin's yellow black black red ?
as some of the older gen card's need +12 and 5+ fed to them

did not mean to hijack
just thought i would toss in 2%

ed
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Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 10:55:55 pm
Ed, not sure i follow. From what I've learned this is the I/o card I've always had and before mobo switch it was fine. It is hooked up exactly the same prior the swap. New issues, not sure of importance are: tower only turns on by powering it, not off of master on/off. Once going it goes fine through boot then goes black. W windows key I can get the error listed above about the usbui.dll missing from CDROM. Cancel that and then it goes to the shot above about usbios. Stuck here.
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Post by: ed12 on March 08, 2013, 11:28:32 pm
god holy hi-jack
sorry stpcore..

did u set the power option's to
AFTER POWER OFF TO TURN ON AUTO ?
in the bios.
 it could be under POWER OPTIONS/SETTINGS/COUSTOM
 if so did u set the mobo the way stpcore asked u to ?
with out touching any buttons
it should come right on
and game should load
if it fail's on the  >i/o< test it simpley mean's it is not reading the i/o card

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 11:39:05 pm
All I see is a PWR Lost Resume State. It's set to keep off n
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 11:41:37 pm
Turn that on so it powers up when you flip the switch on your cabinet.
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Post by: Slimonce on March 08, 2013, 11:54:37 pm
K. Loads off master power and way faster. Still same issues. Should I default to safe settings off the bios screen to see what happens?
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Post by: stpcore on March 08, 2013, 11:57:57 pm
I think your bios are fine. I have a feeling its the actual I/o board as the USB ports are enabled and everything in bios is configured correctly if you followed the prior post. If you want to do a complete fresh install with the iso images I can have those ready for you tomorrow for Championship III? That would be the last thing I can personally think to do.
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Post by: Slimonce on March 09, 2013, 12:05:32 am
One thing I just remembered the guy at DIT said he defragged the hd and cleaned it up. I know Ed said don't touch it on the other thread. Could that be the issue? 
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Post by: yukonblaze on March 09, 2013, 02:38:31 am
Remeber getting same error as i/o plugged into wrong usb port.
Also when changing golfers to tiger ect. If you use the lefty players, tiger ect will also be lefty.
Jason
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Post by: Spitfire on March 09, 2013, 06:54:31 am
Hi Simon,
You need to make sure you set ur bios exactly as STP has posted as it seems u haven't done so as u didn't have the resume state to power on.
Once this is done n still same error I agree with Ed that you may need to take out io board n reseat board as just may not be in correctly or far enough. Also try a different USB slot as suggested. If all this fails as ready mention it has to be corrupt files or bad board!
Good luck
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Post by: Slimonce on March 09, 2013, 09:33:53 am
Ever have a duh moment?  Take a look at my pic at 5:54 yesterday. I don't think the I/o cars is seated in anything. Which slot should it b in?  Doesn't seem to align w either very well. Think we found the issue tho!!!!
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Post by: stpcore on March 09, 2013, 09:59:02 am
I think it's seated if you look closely but it's hard to tell by the angle of your pic.  You will see pins coming out of the back that look like they should plug into a port but they do not.  Check out my pic...same thing.
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Post by: Slimonce on March 09, 2013, 10:24:02 am
K. From what I think I know. The only thing connected to this is the wires that I assume to be the power. This card does not have anything going into the mobo. It's just kind of floating w that one cord you can see connected to it. Where it looks like it should seat into mobo there are no "connectors". They are on the back as you suggest. Is the only that should connect to this the cable that is already there?  Just thinking if that's only power something else needs to connect to recognize it. Prolly pipe dream!
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Post by: stpcore on March 09, 2013, 10:31:40 am
I think your i/o is different than mine because mine does sit in the mother board.  Maybe this pic will show you with more detail from a different angle.  If it's just floating plugged into the power supply then you found your problem for sure.

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/20130309_092700_zps79b384aa.jpg)
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Post by: Slimonce on March 09, 2013, 11:13:47 am
Here's what I'm looking at. There's nothing to seat where it should seat by comparing to yours.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on March 09, 2013, 11:33:46 am
hi
ya thats a gen 2 i/o card
do the fast fav's
i know i asked u last night to make sure the power plug was plugged in
ie the white 1 at the end of the board..
un-plug it
hook in the usb as i explained
and see if the green light come's  that is on the board faceing the same way as the usb and the game harness hook's in,it is there at the top of the card
u DO NOT NEED THE GAME HARNESS HOOKED FOR THIS TEST
what u are doing is finding out a few thing's

if the green light dose not come on
then your usb is NOT enabled
if it DOSE come on then your usb is ENABLED

that is fast and dirty chk for them card's
it dose not even have to be in the machine :for that test:.

now if the green light is on but it keep's coming back i/o is not be seen
then u need to look for a new card.

u ppl have to rember the i/o card has it's own mirco and eeprom

ed
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Post by: stpcore on March 09, 2013, 11:37:18 am
I peeked into one of my Championship III towers and it is NOT seated into the motherboard either so it must not make a difference with the gen2 i/o.  Never noticed that before.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on March 09, 2013, 11:43:17 am
hi
stpcore
sorry for hijacking

but the gen 2 was moved from the pci slot onto a stand along board
this was the start of the usb2 day's
ie the reason they ship with a 4 way usb2 port
but that card can and dose go either way
usb1  and or usb2

ed
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Post by: stpcore on March 09, 2013, 11:44:44 am
Got it, thanks Ed.
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Post by: Slimonce on March 09, 2013, 12:01:04 pm
Green light comes on w/o power. What next?
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Post by: Slimonce on March 09, 2013, 12:07:12 pm
Still wonder if this means anything relevant to what were doing...
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Post by: ed12 on March 09, 2013, 12:27:44 pm
hi
i gotta ask question
why is it showning windows xp >pro<
it should show windows xp EMBEDDED

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on March 09, 2013, 12:33:11 pm
No clue. Same hd, new mobo. Nothing else has changed except the guy said he defragged it. He might have said he updated it, don't remember.
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Post by: ed12 on March 09, 2013, 12:42:53 pm
hi
stpcore i am very sorry about his hijack
it should have as stated said in the other thread

i did explain in clear text
DO NOT ALLOW UP-DATE'S
without knowing what u are doing..it is that simple
windows xp embeded is totaly dif. then window's xp pro
xp pro carry's a wack of service pack's we do not use
embedded mean's what it say's >reduced<
u my friend are in a pickle here
NEVER NEVER HAND OVER YOUR HARD DRIVE FOR A DEFRAG
now with that with standing
u will need to do as stpcore pointed
RELOAD the s/w from the start
U REQUIRE the main MBR

sorry  stpcore
it just took this long to get a handle on the op's problem

ed
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Post by: Slimonce on March 09, 2013, 12:48:48 pm
Well crap. What's s/w and MBR mean? 
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Post by: ed12 on March 09, 2013, 01:03:53 pm
hi
s/w >means software
mbr >means master boot record

ed
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Post by: Slimonce on March 09, 2013, 01:04:19 pm
Scratch that I can look them up. Not that lazy!!!  Called the repair guy. He only defragged and updated registration. Said he got the same error before he did that. He thinks its related to new mobo and like you, needs the discs. Just need them to get here or stp to get me a copy. Either way ill chill til then. I truly appreciate all the help and time you've given. I know I'm slow when comes to this stuff and you've all been great!
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Post by: stpcore on March 09, 2013, 04:07:03 pm
hi
stpcore i am very sorry about his hijack
it should have as stated said in the other thread

i did explain in clear text
DO NOT ALLOW UP-DATE'S
without knowing what u are doing..it is that simple
windows xp embeded is totaly dif. then window's xp pro
xp pro carry's a wack of service pack's we do not use
embedded mean's what it say's >reduced<
u my friend are in a pickle here
NEVER NEVER HAND OVER YOUR HARD DRIVE FOR A DEFRAG
now with that with standing
u will need to do as stpcore pointed
RELOAD the s/w from the start
U REQUIRE the main MBR

sorry  stpcore
it just took this long to get a handle on the op's problem

ed

Ed, no need to apologize.  I asked people to post trouble shooting questions here so that you wouldn't have to deal with any distractions in your thread. You are posting here as well so where did you want the traffic to go for troubleshooting?  No need to have 2 threads answering the same questions (I'm sure you will agree).
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Post by: briscos horse on March 11, 2013, 12:19:51 pm
Does anyone know where I can buy the coin droor (Just the door) or the metal plate that covers the dollar bill acceptor to PGA tour challenge 1?

I can trade the cd's that came with the game or the plastic control panel overlay or small marquee overlay.

Thanks in advance
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Post by: stpcore on March 11, 2013, 12:34:58 pm
Great question.  I personally would love to fill the gap where the bill acceptor is located so it's not wide open.  I'm confident someone here can point you in the right direction.
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Post by: lilshawn on March 11, 2013, 04:12:18 pm
i would just cover a piece of metal or plastic in black vinyl or paint and use it to fill the hole.


they do have blanking plates for DBA holes, but it's pretty much no better than anything you can make yourself.

my 2 cents.  :dunno
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Post by: ed12 on March 11, 2013, 04:17:53 pm
read there catolog
http://na.suzohapp.com/coindoors/coindoors.htm (http://na.suzohapp.com/coindoors/coindoors.htm)
if u are on the cheap ask in the buy/sell thread

ed
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Post by: dirt on March 11, 2013, 04:38:14 pm
Hi Ed,
 did your boss happen to get a tracking number? The tower hasnt shown up here.

Thanks

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
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Post by: Slimonce on March 14, 2013, 09:48:18 pm
Got the discs and did restore. Kept getting that popup throughout (usbuii.dll) but hitting cancel allowed me to go through the restore and 2 discs. On final reboot you could see the popup but boot continued. Said loading courses and I about peed my pants....then back to the usbios screen and no dice. Interesting thing I learned is that I have the 5700 video card which builds from disc 1 and not the restore. Back to issue...it seems I can get further into the load w the keyboard plugged in. When I reboot w/o it I only get I initial boot and then black screen. Said before I'm stupid at this but is there some way it's looking at the keyboard input and not recognizing USB?  Any other wild ideas or things try?
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Post by: lilshawn on March 15, 2013, 11:15:58 pm
you aren't using a usb mouse or keyboard are you?!?!?

you should be using a ps/2 keyboard and mouse....a USB keyboard or mouse will cause windows to detect them and try to install drivers for them (which it wont have because it's XPe...a stripped down driver set.)
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Post by: Slimonce on March 16, 2013, 11:15:30 am
Nope. Ps2.
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Post by: stpcore on March 16, 2013, 12:38:59 pm
I use a USB mouse on all of my machines and haven't run into an issue yet.  Maybe because it's a Microsoft mouse?  I always have used a PS2 keyboard however.
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Post by: paulstevens on March 16, 2013, 04:53:09 pm
Team Challenge works fine with usb keyboard and mouse.  I believe Slimonce is running "Challenge" so may have different issues.  PS2 would be the safe way to go if that is the case.
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Post by: Slimonce on March 18, 2013, 01:22:05 am
I'm good, playing now
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Post by: yukonblaze on March 18, 2013, 07:22:59 pm
PLease explain your fix so others may be helped!!

Jason
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Post by: Slimonce on March 18, 2013, 08:20:34 pm
Found the usbui.dll file, burned it, loaded it and cured the error. Had to find USB drivers on new mobo. Turned on and voila!!!  Took forever and a lot of beer!  Really thought I was sol. Having some minor trackball issues now so suppose that is next.
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Post by: lilshawn on March 18, 2013, 09:28:22 pm
xpe is a real bugger...if a driver file doesn't immediately have a dependency or have an entry in the FBA (first boot agent) to plock it into the install, it won't be.

looks like there was a change in hardware midway through the release, so some versions have 2 system dependent disks.

you may have the "wrong" version.

there could be many more reasons for your missing file, but you've got it sorted anyways.  :cheers:
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Post by: Slimonce on March 18, 2013, 11:00:27 pm
I kind of gave up on being delicate and just kept plugging in CDs to resolve the issues. Happy all worked out and I'm golfing! Any ideas on where u can get graphics/artwork for the sides?  Want to start plugging away at the cabinet now. Also where to get tmold?
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Post by: stpcore on March 18, 2013, 11:56:36 pm
I kind of gave up on being delicate and just kept plugging in CDs to resolve the issues. Happy all worked out and I'm golfing! Any ideas on where u can get graphics/artwork for the sides?  Want to start plugging away at the cabinet now. Also where to get tmold?

I do custom artwork and vinyl printing/cutting for my full time job. If you want something custom I can work with you. You won't find the original cabinet art any longer.  Here is a custom control panel I designed for my own personal PGA pedestal cabinet that Im building. I designed it from scratch with the Taylormade Rocketballz theme. I have to clean up a couple things but you get the idea.

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/TaylormadeOverlayFInal_zps905e2aac.jpg)

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Post by: Slimonce on March 19, 2013, 04:05:40 pm
That's way cool. Have you taken a stab at the side art for a full cabinet?
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Post by: stpcore on March 19, 2013, 04:06:45 pm
Thanks.  If you let me know what kinds of objects and/or ideas you are looking to implement, I'm sure I could design and print something for you.
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Post by: Spitfire on March 20, 2013, 05:31:59 am
Hi All,
Have been away for a while so haven't been able to assist in the mods we r attempting with unlocking the courses. Have we got any further with this n also the player unlocking oh n not forgetting the grand finale of playing each other online??
On an other not I finally got round to installing lilshawn's new cable for my topper and all is now working a treat and I am getting all the stats being displayed while I play. Thanks lilshawn for all ur help.
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Post by: stpcore on March 20, 2013, 09:15:49 am
What's up, Spitfire?  Hope all is well in Australia.  I sent you a PM.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 21, 2013, 02:49:03 pm
Using the same general template I used to create the Taylormade themed control panel I created a replacement control panel for PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge.  This control panel (and the Taylormade) will not fit on a standard cabinet control panel.  These would be placed on a Golden Tee LIVE style pedestal cabinet control panel.  Those control panels measure approx. 26" wide by 20" tall.  I was going to implement the PGA logo as well as EA Sports and Global VR but thought it best to not post those here (even though I'm not selling these).

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/ControlPanelOverlayDesignPGAGOLFFINAL2_zps0df9363d.jpg)
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Post by: ed12 on March 21, 2013, 03:49:20 pm
yes correct

back away from posting the full logo
>ea< is very prickey to say the least
but gobal vr is very happy these gen's are up and running
sorry i have not posted much
but bening away will do that

ed
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Post by: Slimonce on March 22, 2013, 11:24:14 pm
So the one thing I didn't do until tonite was plug in betabrite. It just displayed garbage before but looked stupid w nothing at all. Plugged it in after 9 and it is actually displaying my stats. When on attract it is also synching w that. Thought I would just put it down but now I'm jazzed!  Wondering if all the mobo/USB crap I had to go through somehow patched this too. Would have never thunk it...bonus!!!
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Post by: stpcore on March 23, 2013, 07:42:17 am
Yeah, the Betabrite is a cool little bonus when they are displaying stats properly. Great work on getting your machine fully functioning. Let me know if you want to do some custom cabinet art and I will help you.
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Post by: Spitfire on March 23, 2013, 06:55:52 pm
Yeah sure is great have mine running great thx to lilshawn's cable enjoy this great game.
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Post by: lilshawn on March 23, 2013, 07:19:46 pm
 :cheers:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Pokey on March 27, 2013, 08:22:08 pm
Hey guys, I just want to say I started reading this thread yesterday and decided to join.  I am really impressed with all of the knowledge here and would like to join in and see if I, too, can add some knowledge as well as learn something.  I own a PGA Team challenge machine w/all access pass.  I already voted at the top, now we are at 3%!  I'll get everyone up-to-speed on the status of my machine....  I recently replaced the power supply, light in the marquee, replaced a few fans and added a few more to keep things cool inside the cabinet.  My tournament display at the top works for awhile showing the game stats but after a few hours or so, it will go out.  Also, if I don't turn the game on for awhile, the monitor flickers for the first few minutes it boots up and then seems to work fine.  I'm assuming I may have a monitor chassis issue?  As far as the tourney display shutting down, could it be a heat issue from the motherboard?  Thoughts?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on March 28, 2013, 09:42:32 pm
That seems odd. My mobo issues took down the tower. I'd feel around for heat issues w the cable when it hits that point. Specifically the connections. Maybe your getting residual heat?  Not anywhere near the resident expert but where I'd start!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on March 28, 2013, 10:00:14 pm
in the marquee stuff in 2 fan's 1=air in 1=air out
and rem the marquee power supply is a rather large wall wart 7.5v 2900 ma's
that = 2.9 amp's at 7.5 volt's

the monitor look for cold solder joint's and a complete cap kit
do not cheap out on the cap kit

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Pokey on March 28, 2013, 11:32:03 pm
Thanks for the quick response fellas.  I did modify the marquee to fit an older style (PGA Tour) display so there is less room than what was in the original marquee cabinet I pulled it out of (much narrower & less room for airflow).  It looks pretty good.  Check out the pic below and let me know what you think...  Also, when I boot the game, if I let it sit in attract mode for a few minutes, a menu pops up stating the game will reboot in X amount of seconds and if I let it go, it will automatically reboot itself once and then will not do it again until I reset the power.  I'm wondering if the original owner did something when uploading the software or added this "reboot" somewhere in one of the menu's?  It's kind of annoying but something I could live with if I have to.  Figured someone may know of an easy fix?  Thanks again guys!

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on March 28, 2013, 11:40:10 pm
the time is out
that is the normal problem with that error

>Also, when I boot the game, if I let it sit in attract mode for a few minutes, a menu pops up stating the game will reboot in X amount of seconds and if I let it go, it will automatically reboot itself once and then will not do it again until I reset the power.  I'm wondering if the original owner did something when uploading the software or added this "reboot" somewhere in one of the menu's?  It's kind of annoying but something I could live with if I have to.  Figured someone may know of an easy fix?  Thanks again guys!<

or it is looking for something in the :game: setup menu
which u can access through your setup menu button

ed

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on March 29, 2013, 12:42:39 am
Hey Ed whats the word on my tower? It never showed up and you never responded on your pga thread.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on April 01, 2013, 11:40:55 am
Some of you may remember a while back that I hacked an old PGA cabinet and made it into a pedestal style cabinet by removing the top portion.  That pedestal had found a new home and I was without a working machine for a few weeks.  So I went ahead and made a prototype pedestal cabinet from scratch this time around using some 3/4" MDF and 3/4" birch plywood I had laying around.  By doing this from scratch I was able to substantially reduce the amount of depth (the footprint) of the cabinet.  I still have to slot it for T-molding, give it some paint, etc. but I wanted to show you the progress up until now. 

I used the prototype custom control panel that I designed for my brother to demonstrate the pedestal cabinet.  I also have some accent lighting on the bottom which makes it look great in the dark.  This was just a practice build and is a little rough but after doing this I have a better understanding as to how I will want the final pedestal cabinet to be constructed.  Here are a few pics to show you where I am at at this point...

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/20130329_164346_zps9cb893fc.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/20130329_165109_zps3ad5bf5d.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/20130329_180024_zpsa3f422b9.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/20130329_175951_zps39d115f7.jpg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on April 01, 2013, 11:56:41 am
Very, very nice!!

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on April 01, 2013, 12:31:41 pm
Thanks, dirt.  It was fun to build.  Can't wait to make some changes/tweaks and build another one this week.  It's very convenient to be able to move this pedestal base around to different rooms or even in the garage if I want to.  Not so easy with a full sized cabinet but that's just my personal preference.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 04, 2013, 06:42:03 pm
Hi Pokey,
My all access machine resets the same way thought it was normal??? Ummm does anyone else have this happen and is there a fix in the setup menu?

Hey Ed any chance of giving Dirt his PGA PC back mate?? I could have picked it up from Australia by now mate. Let the man play some golf!!!

Thx
Spitfire
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 05, 2013, 09:44:40 am
Hello everyone,

I got a Global VR PGA tour cabinet about a year ago with a bad motherboard.  I'd like to get it running, but the restore disks I have are bad, and or they aren't for the dongle that was included.  The dongle says Championship Edition I, and I have 4 cds.  Disk

Disk 1 "Disks works, but windows goes to blue screen of death during boot"
Labeled: Emergency recovery disk
Version: 9.7.2002
Operating System: XP
Computer: DFI
Machine: PGA Tour Golf

Disk 2 "Disk doesn't install, it fails halfway through image load:
Labeled: System Disk 1 of 1
Golf PC REV.B 1/28/2003

Disk 3, 4 "I can get these two disk to load overtop of Windows XP pro, but get Missing Dongle Screen"
Labeled: Game Disk 1 of 2, and 2 of 2
PGA Tour Golf
Version: 1.2
Part # 050-9993-01 Rev Green

Does anyone know what CD's should go with the Championship Edition I dongle.  Or is there something special that makes the software see the dongle.  I've tried changing all the possible bios settings for the LPT port, but no change. 

The original DFI computer had a bad motherboard, so I am using another computer.  When  I first installed the hard drive into my donor computers cabinet it was asking for a disk that had P3.sys or something like that.  I wasn't able to locate it on any of the cd's I had, so I tried to use the disk label system disk, but it failed. I then tried the Emergency recovery disk, but then I was getting the blue screen of death.  I'm not sure if it's because the motherboard is different or not.  I then loaded XP pro, and loaded Game Disks 1 and 2. The game installs, but after the system reboots the screen says " Dongle key is missing".

Does anyone know if this is the correct software for my dongle, or if the dongle could have been reprogrammed for another edition?
Does anyone have the correct software? 

Thanks for any help
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 05, 2013, 01:02:27 pm
hi
stpcore i am sorry if this sound's like a hijack

spitfire that box has shipped 2-x
this time 3-x it went through my boss
as i am on the home land security no no list >look me up<
everything i try to ship into that great land called usa is refused
so i went through my boss...

@ running windows xppro to try to load any xp:e: program it simply will not work..
u do not read well..i covered this in detail in my thread

stpcore support's a server that has all the s/w u need
your problem is that u are trying to load an emmbeded s/w winxpE on a drive that is formated in ntfs and is running winxp-pro
u need to reformat >32bit< is best
then start from there...

hope this puts this to bed

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 05, 2013, 07:25:54 pm
Hi Ed,
So it seems Dirt is not going to see his machine anytime soon unless he picks it up himself giving ur situation. Maybe that was something u may have mentioned to him before u had him send his machine to you.
Are you able to send to Australia or r u black listed here also?? Then I will send it onto to Dirt from here?
Sounds like a lot to do but poor bloke just wants to play some golf. Ha ha.

Also never heard anything more on your work on our online play. What's the latest? Would be a shame if that had crash n burnt also.

Thx
Spitfire
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 06, 2013, 06:00:27 am
Ed, Thanks for your somewhat insulting reply.  It seems to me that you didn't read my post very well either.  No where in my post did I say I tried installing PGA on a NTFS formatted drive.  I have read all 30 pages of your post, and all of the pages in this post.  I have been following it for about 8 months, and nothing in your original post was really spelled out clear enough for anyone to really follow.  Everything on it appears somewhat very scattered brained, and very hard to know what topic you are talking about.  It's missing any kind of structure.  So even after reading it numerous time I still have no clue what's going on.  That is why I decided to post my questions under this post. If you look to the left under my name you'll see that it says Newbie, but that doesn't mean Dumb@ss.  I know you have spent a lot of time helping others, and that's great.  Also know you've been very busy trying to get @Dirt his computer back, making PGA dongle-free, hosting a game server, and unlocking all the players, and discussing your frustration about your boss.  So, I don't want to disrespect you, or bother you from getting all these other things complete.  I just want to get this system running PGA tour, or I'll covert this cabinet to a Live GT2012 or SSB, and scrap this Global VR's stuff.

I just need to know what version software goes with PGA Tour Championship edition I, and if the CD's I have are correct or not.

I do know enough about computers and OS's to have formatted it to FAT32, before installing the game install disks. Everything installs fine, system boots with Global VR boot screen, and then shows the missing dongle screen.

Everything on your post talks mainly about the newer version PGA Tour games. Like Tiger woods 2006.  My game is the EA sports game with Tiger woods 2002.  None of the files are the same as any of your instructions. They are totally different, and that's why I'm here instead. If my cd's are correct, then they must be defective.  If not then my dongle is bad, or isn't being seen by the HASP4 HL driver.

So if anyone can help me with what the correct software would be for pga tour championship edition I, then I would greatly appreciate it.
If I managed to overlook this info in a post then I'm sorry. I know @stpcore posted some disks he has, and their versions/revisions. They don't match what I have. "The ones I posted above"




Thanks!

Tim
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on April 06, 2013, 08:44:51 am
I don't believe your game will install or run properly if you installed XP "Pro" and then attempted a Championship I install as the game was coded to run on a stripped down version of XP "Embedded". I have some Championship I CDs here and a couple Championship I dongles as well. I can check the versions for you today and see if we can find a working combo for you. XP Embedded installs automatically on the first CD we use to start installation of PGA.

For now, I would take out the hard drive and reformat it to FAT32. Connect the HD to another tower and go to "My Computer" and right click your PGA drive and click on "Reformat" and choose the FAT32 option. This will not only format it correctly but will also delete the current contents of the drive so we have a fresh start when we attempt another install. Finally, adjust your BIOS to the exact settings that are posted in this thread On page #1 reply #55. Any little change can cause issues.

If your dongle is malfunctioning you can send it to Global VR and they will send you a working dongle for your version for $105 plus shipping. If you don't want to do that I have a couple Championship I dongles. I've never seen a bad dongle though.

Im confident we can get your game running!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 06, 2013, 09:02:08 am
Ok that is how the system is sitting now. It is blank, and has been formatted to FAT32.  My bios has been set to match everything in your past posts.  The only thing I have questions about with the bios would be the LTP port settings.  Should it be set to bi-directional, SPP, EPP, or ECP. I know this can change the way the OS uses the LPT port.
My Dongle is: HASP4 M1 1.3
My Dongle says: Championship Edition I
I can also see where there was some tape on the back of it that has been peeled off.
I've seen some of these dongles that have been upgraded during software load, and ppl label them Challenge or other things.
So I'm not 100% its the Championship Edition I

Thanks for your help,

Tim
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on April 06, 2013, 09:08:00 am
To be completely honest, I'm not sure about additional settings to the LPT port.  I'm also not familiar with anyone upgrading dongle software as it was to my understanding that new dongles were sent by GVR with each software upgrade.

Regarding install CDS...for Championship I... I have two versions (2.0.0.2 and 2.0.0.4).  Each of these versions have two CDs for the game install plus the Recovery CD.  So you should be installing 3 CDs in total.  The Recovery CD version for Championship is PN:050-0024-01 REV B.

We would install the Recovery first and then the two install CDs for a total of three CDs for proper install.  Not sure if any of this helps?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 06, 2013, 11:50:25 am
Yes this all make perfect sense to me.  Now my main problem is whatever software I have isn't correct for my dongle.  I guess that's ok since the recovery disk I have is bad. 

So now I'll have to see about buying them from GVR, or downloading them if anyone has them uploaded to dropbox or something similar.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on April 06, 2013, 04:39:57 pm
I reformatted w the drive left in the tower. Used kill disk. The recovery disk rebuilt the embedded sw, I think!  What mobo do u have?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on April 06, 2013, 05:17:38 pm
none of the disks you have are going to work with different hardware. The install disk is designed to be used with that particular computers hardware.

again, they have stripped ALL drivers out of windows, and only supplied drivers for the original golf hardware on that first install disk. no amount of farting around is going to change that. The windows XPe disk supplied WILL NOT WORK WITH ANY HARDWARE BUT THE ORIGINAL.

If your board is pooched, the only way you are going to get anything running is by installing windows XP pro and all the drivers you need to have everything working....and then modifying the PGA install to run on that install.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on April 06, 2013, 05:36:20 pm
I have PGA Golf running in a Dell Optiplex and all I did was transfer over the TI4200 video card and the i/o board and the game runs fine.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on April 06, 2013, 06:34:14 pm
while i can't speak for your particular optiplex (as dell used that name for literally THOUSANDS of configurations) it likely has the same chipset as the original DFI board. as long as it has the same chipset the XPe won't know the difference cause that's the drivers in there.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 07, 2013, 02:58:59 pm
hi
just a heads up
for the smart asses that tend to like to ---smurfette--- me out
and them of u whom throw sticks
i am killing gobal vr and pulling all my requests and reply's
at this point inteligent ppl would start to copy to note pad >all replys<
as it will be done tonight

thank-u very much for telling me i do not know  what i am doing and or u cannot read ?
as your game's would be junk crap right now
and or u would still be begging for a fix

dirt i def do not what your problem is ? my pm work's fine
but thk-u very much for taiting another thread

spitfire
the server is fine
my ppl in canada are having a we-ha time of it
thk's for asking
i handed u the tool's >>use them<<

i have explained the mobo mean's crap
hercules is olny looking for a few thing's
OPEN IT IN NOTED PAD
read english no ?
if u are dumb enough to try to load a winxpe fat32 onto a ntf system
u realy need to go back to school...

explain to me how u thought u could load it this way ?
and my posts rattle?
fine they will be gone soon enough..

stpcore
it was a fun ride
no bones bud

ed


Title: Re: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on April 07, 2013, 04:40:43 pm
hi
just a heads up
for the smart asses that tend to like to ---smurfette--- me out
and them of u whom throw sticks
i am killing gobal vr and pulling all my requests and reply's
at this point inteligent ppl would start to copy to note pad >all replys<
as it will be done tonight

thank-u very much for telling me i do not know  what i am doing and or u cannot read ?
as your game's would be junk crap right now
and or u would still be begging for a fix

dirt i def do not what your problem is ? my pm work's fine
but thk-u very much for taiting another thread

spitfire
the server is fine
my ppl in canada are having a we-ha time of it
thk's for asking
i handed u the tool's >>use them<<

i have explained the mobo mean's crap
hercules is olny looking for a few thing's
OPEN IT IN NOTED PAD
read english no ?
if u are dumb enough to try to load a winxpe fat32 onto a ntf system
u realy need to go back to school...

explain to me how u thought u could load it this way ?
and my posts rattle?
fine they will be gone soon enough..

stpcore
it was a fun ride
no bones bud

ed
whoa ed. Whats with the hostility? I replied to the other thread because I saw you posting in that thread and not your own after I asked about my computer. I figured if your posting over there you would see my question.

You've had my computer since last September. You've told me many different stories about shipping it but it has never shown up here. I dont think asking about my computer 5 months after you said youd ship it back to me out of line. I told you from the beginning I'd pay you for the repair, your time, and the return shipping and asked numerous times how much  I owe you to cover everything. I have always been polite to you in asking but now to me and other people here it definitely looks like you had no intention of ever sending it back. it really sucks. Ive been a member here since 2003 and this is the first time ive had somebody not come thru on their word. I dont know about where your from but where im from your word is your bond.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 07, 2013, 10:08:05 pm
dirt
no bones
your unit shipped
it is double tapped
but when u go out of normal protacal ..ie yacking to other nick's and or not trying to get ahold of me personaly,and going public with an issuie we both went over..
1 has to get a tad be-side them-self's
u have both my phone #
and my e-me
plus my pm here
so do not lay this on me..period
my choice to yank my post's is just that..my choice
it has come to me..that u ppl either do not want help and do or need it
both are fine with me
will not change my world 1 little byte
in my view when it goes from a person seeking help to selling it
it tell's me we have come to the end run

every thing is laid out for u
all u need do is filter it
and place it in order

in life there is no set path
we make it
i walk away with a badge
knowing i olny asked a simple question
can u change a video card out in a gobal vr pga..to helping fix multi cab's
and a person making a side line business out of it...
lord some ppl here even have there topper's going again
go fig that 1 out
all from 1 simple question...

angry no
not on your best day
just will not put up with stupied
reason..>>>>U CAN NOT FIX STUPIED<<<<

just do as i requeseted and copy that mother long thread
before i get to the rest of it tonight

ed
Title: Re: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on April 07, 2013, 11:02:53 pm
dirt
no bones
your unit shipped
it is double tapped
but when u go out of normal protacal ..ie yacking to other nick's and or not trying to get ahold of me personaly,and going public with an issuie we both went over..
1 has to get a tad be-side them-self's
u have both my phone #
and my e-me
plus my pm here
so do not lay this on me..period
my choice to yank my post's is just that..my choice
it has come to me..that u ppl either do not want help and do or need it
both are fine with me
will not change my world 1 little byte
in my view when it goes from a person seeking help to selling it
it tell's me we have come to the end run

every thing is laid out for u
all u need do is filter it
and place it in order

in life there is no set path
we make it
i walk away with a badge
knowing i olny asked a simple question
can u change a video card out in a gobal vr pga..to helping fix multi cab's
and a person making a side line business out of it...
lord some ppl here even have there topper's going again
go fig that 1 out
all from 1 simple question...

angry no
not on your best day
just will not put up with stupied
reason..>>>>U CAN NOT FIX STUPIED<<<<

just do as i requeseted and copy that mother long thread
before i get to the rest of it tonight

ed
it is laid on you. You took my tower in sept. Its now April. How the hell are you trying to blame me for you stealing my tower? asking for an update on something not returned in 5 months is not following protocol? and talking to other member on a forum is "yacking"?  I posted all my questions concerning you shipping the tower in public the whole time. let me explain what you did. You stole my computer. Your a theif!! You cant blame me for that. Im not deleting my posts so everyone here can read them. You knoe why? I have nothing to hide.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 07, 2013, 11:28:41 pm
thanks dirt

u are now a star

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 08, 2013, 12:18:27 am
sorry ppl

i
ok dongle is now gone
problem i have is small yet i will not do it tonight
need to rewrite the autoexe.bat
so as to put stall/un-stall gobalvr

finding's with the file's i removed
system will boot perfect
then stall out ? u have no control at this point
not even my trick of hitting the windows key and bringing up the control panel will un-stall it
this has something to do with 1 of the exe's i removed
but now that i have them down and listed
as to where they are and reside
it is not a hard shuffle
i can then narrow down the file in short order

on to other business
i contaced gobalvr for u ppl about the dongle
and i think the eng flipped a wig..the convo was to say the least not nice
"quote" if u think we are gonna do that then u are a  idiot his word's were alot stronger then that
even told him they were sold on flebay for $45.00,click went the phone
get the drift ?

back to my head
i will get this part done in the next few day's
need to go in tommrow? why is beyound me but is but
after the next few post's  dongle kill complete
i have the nessary e-me's in the server
i am going to ask saint to colse this thread
as i do not see a need for it anymore

ed
knew i would come to it

theif
fine
thk-u very much
i guess u cannot do a pm from your phone ??

ed
Title: Re: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on April 08, 2013, 01:12:02 am
sorry ppl

i
ok dongle is now gone
problem i have is small yet i will not do it tonight
need to rewrite the autoexe.bat
so as to put stall/un-stall gobalvr

finding's with the file's i removed
system will boot perfect
then stall out ? u have no control at this point
not even my trick of hitting the windows key and bringing up the control panel will un-stall it
this has something to do with 1 of the exe's i removed
but now that i have them down and listed
as to where they are and reside
it is not a hard shuffle
i can then narrow down the file in short order

on to other business
i contaced gobalvr for u ppl about the dongle
and i think the eng flipped a wig..the convo was to say the least not nice
"quote" if u think we are gonna do that then u are a  idiot his word's were alot stronger then that
even told him they were sold on flebay for $45.00,click went the phone
get the drift ?

back to my head
i will get this part done in the next few day's
need to go in tommrow? why is beyound me but is but
after the next few post's  dongle kill complete
i have the nessary e-me's in the server
i am going to ask saint to colse this thread
as i do not see a need for it anymore

ed
knew i would come to it

theif
fine
thk-u very much
i guess u cannot do a pm from your phone ??

ed
why would I pm you? So nobody can see that you ripped me off? no thanks, ill keep it public to worn people not to deal with you.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 08, 2013, 07:26:12 am
Hi Ed,
Wish I did know how to use the tools you gave mate as I would be playing online against you and everyone else that have spent months reading over ur thread and this one. However due to my lack of knowledge it seems I can't. However it seems I am definatlely not alone.

 t sad to see that Dirt will never get his PGA Machine back and at least play at home with friends, like we all are enjoying doing. The offer still stands to send it to Australia if you can and ill send it on to Dirt if that will help pm me if this will work.

It's very very sad to see that all what u were working on and promising u will never deliver on mate. Would have been a great way to silence everyone and show us that all you have been working on was real. However it seems we will never know. Enjoy playing with ur Canadian mates Ed I hope maybe one day we can all come together again and just enjoy an online game of PGA Golf in the near future.
Only time will tell.
Spitfire
Title: Re: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on April 08, 2013, 10:13:46 am
Hi Ed,
Wish I did know how to use the tools you gave mate as I would be playing online against you and everyone else that have spent months reading over ur thread and this one. However due to my lack of knowledge it seems I can't. However it seems I am definatlely not alone.

 t sad to see that Dirt will never get his PGA Machine back and at least play at home with friends, like we all are enjoying doing. The offer still stands to send it to Australia if you can and ill send it on to Dirt if that will help pm me if this will work.

It's very very sad to see that all what u were working on and promising u will never deliver on mate. Would have been a great way to silence everyone and show us that all you have been working on was real. However it seems we will never know. Enjoy playing with ur Canadian mates Ed I hope maybe one day we can all come together again and just enjoy an online game of PGA Golf in the near future.
Only time will tell.
Spitfire
hi spitfire, ill be able to play my machine soon. Since I finally got sick of the lies and decided to call ed out on what he is, I went ahead and bought another tower plus some extra parts from a member from Klov last week. He gave me a UPS tracking number and it should be here today. He has more pga computers and some parts. If anybody needs anything let me know. I can put you in contact with him. he is a stand up guy.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on April 08, 2013, 10:38:37 am
So I'm thinking at this point we should all try to relax and refocus.  I can see both sides of this and since we are all reasonable people we should be able to sort this out.

TO ED: What can we do to get dirt's tower back to him?  Do you have another friend or family member that would be able to ship it from their address so that there aren't any issues with it coming into the US?  If it has already shipped can you simply provide dirt with a tracking number so he can see that it's on it's way?  That seems like it would be an easy solution to this entire issue.

I also noticed that you are going to be deleting or editing all of your posts in your original thread.  I completely understand that this is your decision and if that's what you feel is necessary then that's how it will be.  I do realize that your intentions where to help others with their PGA towers so that they can be playable for years to come.  I also know that you have helped in getting several machines up and running again.  I think the downward spiral of that thread was regarding the mods to the game (adding players and courses, running without a dongle, playing online via your server) that you suggested were on the way and up to the time of this post have not happened (to my knowledge) and I'm OK with that as I know you were trying.  I think that is where the frustration sits with some of the members here.  I believe that you had the best intentions on this and I appreciate all the time you must have put into it.  Many of us followed that thread for over a year in order to see these mods come to life and we all waited patiently (at first, lol).

If what you are saying is that the information to accomplish these mods are there (in your prior posts on your PGA thread) and it's up to us to figure out the rest then that's fine too.  I do think that it would be unfortunate for all of your information to simply disappear as if it never happened.  If anything I think it shows the amount of time and effort you put into the game and the code in order to attempt to help us with our requests.  I suggest that you reconsider your decision but fully respect whatever decision you ultimately make.

For me personally, the bummer is the online tournament play.  You say that you have your tournament server running in Canada and your friends are enjoying it?   That's a little bit of a slap in the face to be honest but I'm not going to take it personally.  I tried on several occasions to offer any assistance to getting that going.  I think that it would have been a blast to have all of the members that followed your thread to have the ability to compete against one another in tournament play.  That (in my opinion) would have been the biggest benefit for owning one of these machines.

So I'm hoping that we can all get back on the same page here and take a deep breath.  I've made some awesome friends here over the past year and I'm hoping we can all work together to push forward.  If mistakes were made in the past...let's correct them and bury the hatchet so to speak.

If anyone else here needs to vent please do so now (respectfully) so that we can get this thread back on topic and move forward with our PGA Tour Golf machines!



Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 08, 2013, 02:51:07 pm
hi
stpcore it is all fine...
yes i am pulling my post's from that thread..this is truth
gobal-vr is even a byte tickie about it
i have been on the horn with there dept's all day
it really dose not matter
i just took it upon my-self to condense the info
and make it less brain scratting
i truly hope this clears the air about that ?

dirt's problem
my boss is taking care of it now

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 08, 2013, 07:48:02 pm
Hey Guys,

I sure hope I wasn't the cause of all this drama on here. If so, then I'm sorry.

I wasn't try to attack anyone.  I was only trying to get some info about my PGA game, and felt like I was being insulted by Ed.  For not reading his post thoroughly enough. I wasn't trying to insult Ed or anyone else by saying the other post was scatterbrained.  I just couldn't follow it, and didn't see the answers I was looking for.

I'm an electrical engineer, and I work with all kinds of OS's and systems, and have a lot of experience in writing code and designing hardware.  I only asked my questions on here because there's no reason to try re-inventing the wheel or trying to solve problems if someone else has done that.  That would be a waste of time and resources.  Video games are kind of a hobbie of mine when I have the time.  I'm very familiar with the different versions of Windows, and know enough about writing hardware and software code, and creating drivers for devices that I designed.  I do it every day!  I do know there is no way to take the dongle call out of this program without having the original source code.  I did read that Ed was going to get that or did get that from GVR, but I do know that would be hard for GVR to do and probably illegal because they have a legally binding agreement with Microsoft and EA Sports.  Which regulates what they can and can not do.  It would be a lot easier to just copy/clone their security dongles than trying to hack it to run without.  Emulation is also an option, but you would have to create your own emulator to save any money.  Companies charge too much because these dongles are used on systems like what I design that cost millions of dollars to service.  So cloning or copying it would be the easiest/cheapest option.  A basic electronic tech could do this pretty easy by buying a atmel chip reader/programmer or whatever that matches the chip HASP dongle uses.  My problem is my dongle either doesn't work, or isn't correct for my game load.

The NTOSBOOT.EXE file that gets installed at the end of the game load is one problem you have after loading the game overtop of windows xp pro.  Meaning BSOD "Blue screen of Death". Why? Because NTOSBOOT.EXE is calling out the wrong version of windows than you have.  This file is called out in the boot.ini file, located in the root directory, and its main function is to change the boot screen to Global VR's boot screen. 

You can fix this problem by a few ways. 

One way is to edit the boot.ini file. Open the file with notepad, and delete "/Kernel=NTOSBOOT.EXE" and save it.

Another is to fix the NTOSBOOT.EXE file and make its version match your version of windows xp.  Windows XP pro uses a file called ntoskrnl.exe for the boot screen, you can edit it to change your boot screen to whatever you want.  I've done this many time for my custom made jukeboxes to block users from knowing its a windows based system.  You can change the screen to whatever you like.  It's pretty neat, and if you'd like to try it I've attached the tools to do it, and my own Readme.txt instructions to modify the ntoskrnl.exe and create a GVR NTOSBOOT.exe file for your PGA Cabinet.
You can do this with a program called resource hacker.  I have attached a zip file with version of the PGA Tour NTOSBOOT file for Windows xp pro, my ntoskrnl.exe file that I used to modify.  Try it if you want. Have fun..
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 08, 2013, 10:34:02 pm
hi
u were not
i will galdly help u,as will stpcore
our thrust here is to keep these nice machine's working
and support them
as u cannot get it from gobal-vr..we are on our own
my thought's are lets just do it
insult no..u got to have a bigger brick then that,trust me here..
now
let's c how far u have came.
u did reforamt to fat32 >great<
u have tried to re-load from the start ?
do u still get the doongle crap?
let me know please

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 08, 2013, 11:56:13 pm
Hi Timjgar,
Does that mean by using this mod you were able to run PGA Golf on a win xp pro PC? If so that's awesome and would be a great step forward as a lot of these old machines are dieing everyday?
Thx
Spitfire
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 09, 2013, 01:47:08 am
I still get that dongle missing crap, but I think that's because the version PGA doesn't match my dongle.
I have need the game load CDs for PGA tour championship I. I have no idea what the game install CDs I have are for. Once I have the correct CDs for my dongle I'll be able to figure it all out. The system boots up and runs like all the other ones I've fixed in the past.  I've done two others pga systems for a friend of mine and never had any problems. But I never kept copies of his software. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 09, 2013, 12:16:40 pm
hi
i should have that
let me do a lookie see
if it is barking over the dongle
then it means
1 of 2 thing's
it is either not seeing it ?
or it is the wrong rev for the s/w
i will post the way to find your s/w rev
there is a way to walk around the dongle
but un-less u are good at c++ or vb i would walk away
as the code is still a tad messey

side note here
i was in a pm with a owner
my thread will get back all of it's info
i just wish i could get it in order
as i agree it dose look a little rambling

back on track here
the dongle is called 4-x time's
1=hercule's
1=gobal-vr
1=gobal-vr/tool's
1=a set of windows dll's
and the window's 1 set up a register value
(h-key)...and that is where it become's trickey
for the simple reason a few of the h-key's are inter-linked..
so in short if i kill the h-key in question
it d-link's the rest,then we need to re-write a new h-key
this take's time
i have posted the offender
if i removed fear not
they are going back up

ed

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 09, 2013, 08:31:31 pm
hi
i found them
there is total of 3 disks
1=rescue
then disk 1 and 2
making it a 3 set
the rescue disk is perty much a unverisl 1
ie will work on most if not all gobal vr platforms
what rev are u using again on the dongle ?
when it error's out it will tell u what it is looking for

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 10, 2013, 09:00:28 pm
Hi Ed,
It seems that every time we ask a question of whether u have ur PGA Server up n running we never get an answer. You said in ur rant earlier that ur Canadian mates are online playing on ur server as we speak?

If this is true are u going to inform us how we can all join in the fun??

Thx Spirfire
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 10, 2013, 10:13:34 pm
spitfire
i beg u go pm
running me open channel will not get u to where u want to be
the ppl on my server read this
and they will and can say  >i do not think so<
go pm please

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on April 13, 2013, 11:17:11 pm
I still get that dongle missing crap, but I think that's because the version PGA doesn't match my dongle.
I have need the game load CDs for PGA tour championship I. I have no idea what the game install CDs I have are for. Once I have the correct CDs for my dongle I'll be able to figure it all out. The system boots up and runs like all the other ones I've fixed in the past.  I've done two others pga systems for a friend of mine and never had any problems. But I never kept copies of his software.

Did you get what u need?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 13, 2013, 11:57:19 pm
Not yet.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 14, 2013, 12:02:19 am
I just needa copy of championship edition I. I've been stuck in Phoenix all week so I wasn't worried about it. It would be cool if someone could upload them to dropbox .
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 15, 2013, 07:54:03 pm
Hi All,
Just a little off topic but wouldn't it be great if we had a server up and running so us Aussies can show the rest of the world how to play golf, just like Adam Scott at the masters ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 15, 2013, 09:57:16 pm
spitfire i sent u a pm today
did u nt get it ??
or is pm broken ??
>Posted by: Spitfire
« on: Today at 07:54:03 pm » Insert Quote

Hi All,
Just a little off topic but wouldn't it be great if we had a server up and running so us Aussies can show the rest of the world how to play golf, just like Adam Scott at the masters ha ha ha<

or are u just bored ?
the work's are done...

try replying to your pm mate

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 17, 2013, 07:34:22 am
Hi Ed,
I was just commenting on my fellow Australian winning your biggest golf tournament the masters. I also am waiting to kick ur arse on your server in the near future as I have received your Pms mate. Till then I'm waiting patiently as I think we all have been.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 17, 2013, 01:08:28 pm
hi
ok spitfire i must have misread it my bawd
here was the problem in a nut shell
the origanl host >canadian side< was fine
but when we ran trace routing
it sucked going to your side and back,there equ. was just not up to the job
so i had to move the COMPLETE thing
i went to the new host and it's routing and b/w are just fine
the new .bat file u will need is going up to the ftp server shortley
u will copy it,place it in hercules,plus gobalvr tool's
all your involment to this is just to place the .bat
it will take care of the rest.
i hope this clear's the air and we can settle down so i can do what i have to do ?

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on April 26, 2013, 08:29:00 pm
Hey guys, I'm brand new to this whole thing and am in the process of getting a machine. I'm posting a picture of what the guy has and any input would be greatly appreciated.

Also of note, I'm relatively computer (hardware) savvy and would be more than willing to help out if there's anything that I can do once I get this machine. I've read over the other posts and am not sure where you guys are with unlocking all the courses and players so please let me know if I can be of assistance.

On a more negative note, I'm new to this whole forum stuff so forgive me if I do anything wrong and feel free to let me know if I do. Looking forward to working with everyone on this project.

Vee
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 26, 2013, 10:53:17 pm
The machine looks great mate. Enjoy playing such a great game. Not to sure where we r at with unlocking the goodies on the game as its gone quiet in here for awhile but I'm sure STP would appreciate any help u can offer.
Thx
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on April 27, 2013, 12:44:19 am
Has anyone replaced the mini marquee with a small monitor? I was just playing my machine and listening to some music. I thought it would be cool to have a touch screen mp3 jukebox in the machine. Kind of a 2 in 1 machine.



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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 27, 2013, 12:46:15 am
I did that with my GT live cabinet
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on April 27, 2013, 12:54:57 am
I did that with my GT live cabinet. The mini sign on my PGA cabinet is kinda small, but you could maybe get a cheap 7" android tablet pc to look good there.  Most of the good jukebox programs are setup for a screen res of 800x600 or 1024x768 or something like that.  With a little scripting and modifications you could get there resolution down lower for a screen that size.
Title: Re: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on April 27, 2013, 01:29:48 pm
I did that with my GT live cabinet. The mini sign on my PGA cabinet is kinda small, but you could maybe get a cheap 7" android tablet pc to look good there.  Most of the good jukebox programs are setup for a screen res of 800x600 or 1024x768 or something like that.  With a little scripting and modifications you could get there resolution down lower for a screen that size.
cool. Got any pics of the gt? I think im going to see if I can find a small touch screen. I really like this idea.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: chuckr on May 06, 2013, 09:50:32 pm
Hi All,

Just signed up to this site tonight. I have an original PGA Challenge Edition cabinet and it is currently stock (software wise). I bought it years ago and never put it online as it was for home use. I have replaced the mother board and video card and other things with more powerful versions as I used to know quite a bit about these. I only recently decided to upgrade mine only to find out that the parts I need don't seem to be for sale anymore. I am interested in the upgrade to the unlocked courses and reading through this thread it seemed like nobody has quite solved it yet. If I can help please let me know as I want to do the same thing. I upgraded my cabinet years ago with aftermarket parts and could get the specs if anyone needed. Certain chip sets are key to a motherboard swap and there are a few Nvidia cards that will install easily that run smoother than at least what was being used on the original Challenge edition games. Basically I was tired of some of the courses lagging and mostly eliminated it but got busy with other things. I also eliminated the case and mounted everything directly to the inside of the panel in an old school fashion. Keeps things cool and looks more like a real arcade game to me than the factory set-up and doesn't collect as much dirt and dust as an enclosed fan powered case does. I am in the Chicago area if anyone on the project is local to me shoot me a pm or if you just want to trade some files or info that will work as well.  If you have a factory game and it was made in Indiana than it was made on the assembly line I designed and built years ago as I was the manufacturing engineer that did the games out of Indiana so I know quite a bit about them or at least the Challenge edition. Good to meet you all.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on May 06, 2013, 10:31:14 pm
I'm new to the forum as well and just recently finished setting up my Team Challenge machine. It works great but I really would love to have the extra courses. There is a company selling the upgrade on eBay but they are not moving on the $295.00 price. There is also someone selling the Team Challenge All-Access dongle along with the hard drive but not sure if that will work without the discs. He's asking $179 for those 2 things. Again, if there is anything that I can offer the group from my machine that would help, I'm more than willing to do so.

Is there a way to read the dongle to see what's on it and compare the different versions to see what the differences are?

I assume that the courses are already on the hard drive and just need to be unlocked or are they not even on there?

Wish I was more of a programmer but unfortunately I am at the mercy of the smarter guys on here.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 06, 2013, 11:44:20 pm
there is total of 27 course's
some are just not turned on
if u open hercules/pga_tour..u can count them out for your-self
there is a program that re-write's all course's
it goes by the name or anark
the dongle has crap to do with the course's pre-say >expect canada rev-4<
for any pga there is a total of 4 disk's
1=resuce
the other 3 are game loader's
pga run's on winxp(e)
not windows(xp),and not service pack 3
yes u can easily swap the video card's
gobal-vr did not want to do this because
of about 4 reason's
the first is when lcd came out the white's would blurr
second ati >maker of the 3dfx card< said they would not jump build's
they lied.
there is no hard coding left to be done with turning off the dongle call.
nor is there any hard coding left to do on the lan/dial-up-modem/turnie/and or swap out the dang i/o card.
u can remove the usb (2) card and use your card reader just fine with usb(1).
the mobo is of no real concern
if u want to run mame..thats a total dif story i will not go into.
here is a snip of the pdf


so i have a handy test card 3dfx. i think that will do it right ?
after all it is a vga out right.?. !!wrong wrong!!
no where dose hercules/gobalvr/gobalvr tools  point to it,
nor dose it's system or system32 .dll's.. so as u see we need to edit and add..

now this was just a short example of the need to edit.

ok so a short tourtial is in order here
let's say i have a nvidia 6800 video card, should plug in and work right ?
after all it dose in window's(xp) so why not here.?
well the first problem is u are using window's(e) embedded,this is a striped down verison of window's(xp),they olny took certian driver's.
so what we need to do is tell hercules/gvr/gvr_tool's and in this case nvidia
the new card # ie: 6800,and place the driver's where they need to be.
in this case we point hercules to nvidia,which it already is pointed to.
but now here is the trickey point's

and that is olny a snip of it
u can also if u followed both thread's find how to turn off the bark, and c u are running windowsxp(e)
plus if u hit the window's key on your key board well the game is up and running u can break it down to windows,and that point gain control over your machine
so at that point u can load via usb/cd/flop
what ever turn's your crank
to do real time edit's
do this

            pga master text and code set's plus the how and why's

First a bit of a read me here,
in here U will find every bit of a topic I posted at arcade-control's
under globalvr-pga.

what I have done is taken a year and 1/2's worth of work and condensed it to a .text file.

In this text file U will find code needed to change your video card's to other non embedded global-VR brand's.

how to turn OFF your conexit dial up modem.

how to turn ON your on board LAN.

U will find how to get rid of the pesky I/O card,with a replacement opticard

how to bypass the dongle.

plus U will find
how to type a few cmd's to gain control over your running pga,
and do real time edit's.

plus it will be explained to U the difference between windows(xp) and windows(e),and how to expose it on the screen to U.

now on to what u will need to do...

1-U will be required to back-up your current running pga hard drive..this is a must period..
2-U will need to know how to edit
3-u will need to know how to rename file's. ie: .txt to .bat or .dat or .ini or .cfg
4-U will need to know how to load file's into there reseptive .dir's ie: win32/system/system32 and or root.this of course is to the actual running game..this is real time edit..hence the back-up.
5-u will be remnaming file's like nivida to nivida1 so u can rewrite the main file to suit your need's,
the reason for this is u will be required to :repoint: the 3 main file's which are

hercules/gobalvr/gobalvr-tool's

this is required because these 3 file's carry all of the nessary info :pointers: for
the loading of the game

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: chuckr on May 07, 2013, 01:46:49 am
Sounds like you are talking about this 30 page thread:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,115417.1120.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,115417.1120.html)

A bit of reading is nothing compared to the work that went on to make it so I will get to reading. Compiling the info would be a great "sticky" though. Thank you for the time to write the summary below and if I missed the thread you were referring to please let me know.

there is total of 27 course's
some are just not turned on
if u open hercules/pga_tour..u can count them out for your-self
there is a program that re-write's all course's
it goes by the name or anark
the dongle has crap to do with the course's pre-say >expect canada rev-4<
for any pga there is a total of 4 disk's
1=resuce
the other 3 are game loader's
pga run's on winxp(e)
not windows(xp),and not service pack 3
yes u can easily swap the video card's
gobal-vr did not want to do this because
of about 4 reason's
the first is when lcd came out the white's would blurr
second ati >maker of the 3dfx card< said they would not jump build's
they lied.
there is no hard coding left to be done with turning off the dongle call.
nor is there any hard coding left to do on the lan/dial-up-modem/turnie/and or swap out the dang i/o card.
u can remove the usb (2) card and use your card reader just fine with usb(1).
the mobo is of no real concern
if u want to run mame..thats a total dif story i will not go into.
here is a snip of the pdf


so i have a handy test card 3dfx. i think that will do it right ?
after all it is a vga out right.?. !!wrong wrong!!
no where dose hercules/gobalvr/gobalvr tools  point to it,
nor dose it's system or system32 .dll's.. so as u see we need to edit and add..

now this was just a short example of the need to edit.

ok so a short tourtial is in order here
let's say i have a nvidia 6800 video card, should plug in and work right ?
after all it dose in window's(xp) so why not here.?
well the first problem is u are using window's(e) embedded,this is a striped down verison of window's(xp),they olny took certian driver's.
so what we need to do is tell hercules/gvr/gvr_tool's and in this case nvidia
the new card # ie: 6800,and place the driver's where they need to be.
in this case we point hercules to nvidia,which it already is pointed to.
but now here is the trickey point's

and that is olny a snip of it
u can also if u followed both thread's find how to turn off the bark, and c u are running windowsxp(e)
plus if u hit the window's key on your key board well the game is up and running u can break it down to windows,and that point gain control over your machine
so at that point u can load via usb/cd/flop
what ever turn's your crank
to do real time edit's
do this

            pga master text and code set's plus the how and why's

First a bit of a read me here,
in here U will find every bit of a topic I posted at arcade-control's
under globalvr-pga.

what I have done is taken a year and 1/2's worth of work and condensed it to a .text file.

In this text file U will find code needed to change your video card's to other non embedded global-VR brand's.

how to turn OFF your conexit dial up modem.

how to turn ON your on board LAN.

U will find how to get rid of the pesky I/O card,with a replacement opticard

how to bypass the dongle.

plus U will find
how to type a few cmd's to gain control over your running pga,
and do real time edit's.

plus it will be explained to U the difference between windows(xp) and windows(e),and how to expose it on the screen to U.

now on to what u will need to do...

1-U will be required to back-up your current running pga hard drive..this is a must period..
2-U will need to know how to edit
3-u will need to know how to rename file's. ie: .txt to .bat or .dat or .ini or .cfg
4-U will need to know how to load file's into there reseptive .dir's ie: win32/system/system32 and or root.this of course is to the actual running game..this is real time edit..hence the back-up.
5-u will be remnaming file's like nivida to nivida1 so u can rewrite the main file to suit your need's,
the reason for this is u will be required to :repoint: the 3 main file's which are

hercules/gobalvr/gobalvr-tool's

this is required because these 3 file's carry all of the nessary info :pointers: for
the loading of the game

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on May 07, 2013, 09:23:57 am
ed12: Thanks for the info. I thought I had found all the threads and read through them but I guess not. Will read through that. Much appreciated.

Chuckr: Thanks for the link to the thread, otherwise I probably would have never found it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 10, 2013, 09:53:32 pm
Hi All,

Just signed up to this site tonight. I have an original PGA Challenge Edition cabinet and it is currently stock (software wise). I bought it years ago and never put it online as it was for home use. I have replaced the mother board and video card and other things with more powerful versions as I used to know quite a bit about these. I only recently decided to upgrade mine only to find out that the parts I need don't seem to be for sale anymore. I am interested in the upgrade to the unlocked courses and reading through this thread it seemed like nobody has quite solved it yet. If I can help please let me know as I want to do the same thing. I upgraded my cabinet years ago with aftermarket parts and could get the specs if anyone needed. Certain chip sets are key to a motherboard swap and there are a few Nvidia cards that will install easily that run smoother than at least what was being used on the original Challenge edition games. Basically I was tired of some of the courses lagging and mostly eliminated it but got busy with other things. I also eliminated the case and mounted everything directly to the inside of the panel in an old school fashion. Keeps things cool and looks more like a real arcade game to me than the factory set-up and doesn't collect as much dirt and dust as an enclosed fan powered case does. I am in the Chicago area if anyone on the project is local to me shoot me a pm or if you just want to trade some files or info that will work as well.  If you have a factory game and it was made in Indiana than it was made on the assembly line I designed and built years ago as I was the manufacturing engineer that did the games out of Indiana so I know quite a bit about them or at least the Challenge edition. Good to meet you all.

Hi Chuck,

Im in the Chicagoland area as well. PM me when you have a spare minute. I would like to chat with you when you have time.


To everyone,

I've had a crazy month and haven't been in the forum. Trying to get caught up this evening to see what I've missed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on May 10, 2013, 09:56:19 pm
You haven't missed much. My PGA pursuit has ended from the lack of software...lol
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 10, 2013, 09:57:24 pm
Ed,

Is the tourney server up and running? Also, where is this condensed .txt document you mentioned above. Those 30 pages in the other thread are going to be a long read for anyone new. You are also mentioning that within the .txt document that you have completed some things that where not fully explained in your original thread (bypassing the dongle for instance).  Let me know, thanks!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 10, 2013, 09:57:52 pm
You haven't missed much. My PGA pursuit has ended from the lack of software...lol

Do you still need install CDs?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on May 10, 2013, 10:01:34 pm
Yeah but its not that big of a deal. I play my GT live game
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 10, 2013, 10:04:28 pm
Yet you are still here in the PGA thread  ;)

I know you contacted me a couple times and I wasn't able to come accommodate your requests for one reason or another and I apologize.  If there is anything that you need and I can help PM me one more time and I will make it a priority for you.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on May 10, 2013, 10:10:10 pm
Yeah my phone randomly says droid every time someone posts something here.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 10, 2013, 10:29:42 pm
hi
ya i know stpcore
i am in the middle of making the full readme and how to
from it and this thread
tonight i am in dongle mode
have found most of them (dongle) call's
and have most of them listed.
just trying to find the best way to explain how to do it

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bumblebb360 on May 11, 2013, 03:43:59 pm
I just picked up a Team Challenge machine and having monitor issues. Anyone else have a Kortek MP-KT2182 chassis board. My screen comes on for about 3 minutes and then the vertical collapses. I pulled everything out and did not find any obvious caps blown or bad soldered pins. I also forgot to take a picture of the power cable can someone tell me which way that should be plugged in or does it matter? black and white cable .

I also have a Championship III that I have a 19" LCD mounted in the cab. I really want to get this bigger monitor working.

HELP !!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: timjgar on May 11, 2013, 03:51:06 pm
The power cable should be keyed so it only plugs in one way.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bumblebb360 on May 11, 2013, 04:01:28 pm
nope its not keyed. it will plug in both ways.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bumblebb360 on May 11, 2013, 05:56:51 pm
I re-soldered the vertical IC Chip and its working now. The picture is dark though and its hard to see the fairways. any ideas??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on May 11, 2013, 07:43:41 pm
turn up your screen control a bit (not too much though) it's on the big black transformer with the thick wire that goes to the tube.

don't go crazy or you'll blow it up, just turn it up enough that the black is still black and not gray
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 14, 2013, 10:27:09 am
I re-soldered the vertical IC Chip and its working now. The picture is dark though and its hard to see the fairways. any ideas??

You may also want to go into the diagnostics menu and adjust the monitor gamma (the in game diagnostics and not the monitor itself).  You can do this by pressing the service button usually located within the coin door.  This really can make the difference depending on your set up.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on May 14, 2013, 09:41:51 pm
I re-soldered the vertical IC Chip and its working now. The picture is dark though and its hard to see the fairways. any ideas??

You may also want to go into the diagnostics menu and adjust the monitor gamma (the in game diagnostics and not the monitor itself).  You can do this by pressing the service button usually located within the coin door.  This really can make the difference depending on your set up.

adjusting the gamma is what fixed mine from being too dark. it looks great now.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Midcoastsurf on May 16, 2013, 02:53:19 pm
What is the biggest LCD someone has put INSIDE their cabinet?  My monitor is having trouble (power supply section) and I am thinking about picking up an LCD of craigslist to throw into the game instead of spending even more to have my monitor repaired.  I have a separate thread going in the "Monitor/Video" section if you want to see the issues my monitor is having.

Anyone successfully fit a 32"?  If so, did you pull it from the case?  I believe the game is only 30" wide?  I'll have to go measure the inner width when I get home.

Thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 16, 2013, 04:00:50 pm
rickn a @ here
sell's complete lcd kit's for any of them cab's >they are drop in plug and play<
send him a pm,he will respond..and is 1 heck of a nice person

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Midcoastsurf on May 16, 2013, 04:38:01 pm
Thanks for the lead!  I have sent him an email.  I just don't want to spend $500+ on a 26" arcade LCD when I can get a 50" for that price and just turn it into a pedestal.  Problem is...I don't have $500...so I need a different solution.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 16, 2013, 07:08:08 pm
hi Midcoastsurf
and no problem
let him guide u

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 19, 2013, 10:23:37 am
What is the biggest LCD someone has put INSIDE their cabinet?  My monitor is having trouble (power supply section) and I am thinking about picking up an LCD of craigslist to throw into the game instead of spending even more to have my monitor repaired.  I have a separate thread going in the "Monitor/Video" section if you want to see the issues my monitor is having.

Anyone successfully fit a 32"?  If so, did you pull it from the case?  I believe the game is only 30" wide?  I'll have to go measure the inner width when I get home.

Thanks

I was pondering these exact same options a while back before I finally decided to just go the pedestal route.  I ultimately found that the Vizio 29" Razor LCD (the largest widescreen LCD I could find that would fit in the cab) would be a perfect solution for under $250! Here is a copy of part of my post from the other PGA thread.  I also designed a monitor bezel for this and it can be viewed there as well.  The monitor bezel can be seen below.  If you decide to do something like this and would like the monitor bezel printed let me know as I print vinyl graphics and decals as my full time job and I would be happy to help you out.  We may have to find a workaround for the PGA and EA Sports logos as I'm not sure if either organization would have issues with their logo being printed for a one time use or not.  PM me and we can discuss that further.  Here is a link to that page if you want to read everything (scroll to the middle).  http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,115417.600.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,115417.600.html)

I didn't want to put another regular monitor in there as I wanted to upgrade to widescreen (16:9) LCD/LED. The problem with widescreen LCDs and arcade cabinets that I've found is width of the cabinet can make certain LCDs look small in general because widescreen (16:9 format) are wider and lose a little height in the process.

So my goal was to fit the biggest LCD widescreen TV I could find inside the 27" of space that I have in the cabinet. I also wanted to fill in the areas above and below the screen with a custom printed bezel so that the screen wasn't lost in a space of blackness making it look smaller. So this is what I've come up with so far.

The TV I plan to get is a VIZIO Razor 29" Widescreen Format LCD HDTV. It's 26.42" wide which will fit PERFECTLY inside the cabinet! It has VGA (what we should all be using with our PGAs) as well. The link is here http://store.vizio.com/led-lcd-hdtvs/e291a1.html (http://store.vizio.com/led-lcd-hdtvs/e291a1.html) and it can be found for about $250 at Walmart, Costco, etc.


(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/PGABezelExample.jpg) (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/stp24core/media/PGABezelExample.jpg.html)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 19, 2013, 11:03:44 am
ea sport's are the trouble makers
gobal vr dose not give a rat's xx

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 19, 2013, 12:53:24 pm
ea sport's are the trouble makers
gobal vr dose not give a rat's xx

ed

I can understand that.  I'm not mass producing these things or anything.  I just feel that the game designers should be given credit for the game they created.  With that being said, I have yet to actually print one of these but I would like to for my next PGA cabinet that I install the 29" LCD on.  I recently bought three towers and two of them had PGA with ALL ACCESS HDs and security dongles so that was a nice surprise!
Title: Re: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on May 19, 2013, 01:10:20 pm
ea sport's are the trouble makers
gobal vr dose not give a rat's xx

ed

I can understand that.  I'm not mass producing these things or anything.  I just feel that the game designers should be given credit for the game they created.  With that being said, I have yet to actually print one of these but I would like to for my next PGA cabinet that I install the 29" LCD on.  I recently bought three towers and two of them had PGA with ALL ACCESS HDs and security dongles so that was a nice surprise!
nice find!

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Midcoastsurf on May 19, 2013, 02:15:40 pm
Please post pics when you do this. I have seen a widescreen monitor in the PGA cab and I wasn't thrilled. I guess the 4:3 format spoiled me. The game I saw had a black bezel, so that could have added to my dissatisfaction.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 19, 2013, 03:04:55 pm
u can not take credit away from where it is not due
the time line is easy
gobal vr came up with the pga
at the same time ran into $$$ trouble's
so they let the eng team of pga go,they are fully disbanded
and ea sport's bought into them under the stamp they get to put there name on it
the true coding team was/is gobal vr

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 19, 2013, 03:10:13 pm
Please post pics when you do this. I have seen a widescreen monitor in the PGA cab and I wasn't thrilled. I guess the 4:3 format spoiled me. The game I saw had a black bezel, so that could have added to my dissatisfaction.

I know where you are coming from but in every scenario where I saw someone use an LCD on these things they have always been a 26" and it just looks way to small in my opinion.  The black bezel surrounding a 26" widescreen LCD makes it look lost and out of place in an original cabinet.  The 29" on the other hand will fill more much more realestate and a decorative bezel should help to make it look seemless.  I can change the design, color, layout, etc. of the bezel as I did all of the design work on this one.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 19, 2013, 03:12:55 pm
u can not take credit away from where it is not due
the time line is easy
gobal vr came up with the pga
at the same time ran into $$$ trouble's
so they let the eng team of pga go,they are fully disbanded
and ea sport's bought into them under the stamp they get to put there name on it
the true coding team was/is gobal vr

ed

I thought the PGA Tour Golf arcade was a port from the Tiger Woods Golf game engine from EA Sports?  So EA Sports didn't create this game and allow Global VR to code it over for arcade usage?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 19, 2013, 06:38:03 pm
ea never had a thing to do with it >code<
tiger wood's is in all course's,just not invoked.
the reason for this is the time line i spoke of
and ea soprt's did not to pay tiger wood's :right's:
so it was turned off
i do believe the olny thing missing is his picture
if u try to invoke tiger wood's
it will give u 3 error's
1=not a vaild course
2=not a vaild avatar
3=not vaild sound

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 19, 2013, 07:19:51 pm
You can substitute Tiger Woods in place of any other golfer in the game if you really want to play as Tiger.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 19, 2013, 08:14:34 pm
yup yup
thats 100 % correct
it is his course's of that time,that i am refering to
much like the tiger wood's hack u can d/l from a ftp site

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 20, 2013, 02:03:37 pm
I placed a call to Global VR Tech Support today to ask about current video card replacements for PGA Tour Golf and thought I would remind everyone of this (per Global VR Tech Support)...

Game versions PGA Tour Golf through PGA Tour Golf Championship III all run on the 4200 video card.  Challenge, Team Challenge, and Team Challenge with All Access will run on the 4200 but will also support the 6600 video card.  I ordered a 6600 (256 MB) video card today with a DVI to HDMI cable to see if I can install the 6600 in a Team Challenge STOCK (not modified) machine and get it to output to HDMI to an HDTV.  Curious if this will work and if there will be any difference in picture quality.  Anyone try this as of yet?

Just thought I would share!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 20, 2013, 02:09:00 pm
yes 6600 will work
and u should get a disk to load with it
the disk is written by nivida for pga

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 20, 2013, 02:10:39 pm
I don't think it's coming with a disk.  I was hoping that it was going to be plug and play if it's supported on a stock machine.  Do you think I will be able to get HD displayed with this card via the DVI to HDMI on my LCD?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 20, 2013, 02:55:09 pm
well to start with
i would be super suprised if it did not come with a support disk.
as no where in the pga is there support for 6600
unless nivida hard coded it into the card's on board bios ?

as to the dvi
if the card has it navtive on an output then there is no reason it would not support it

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 20, 2013, 03:06:11 pm
Right now when I change the resolution (using SVGA cable) to anything other than 800x600 in the SETTINGS menu it will not fill the screen (stays square versus 16:9) with the 4200.  What resolution are you setting your machines to when outputting to LCD, Ed?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 20, 2013, 03:50:34 pm
i will chk my setting's in the morning
as i will be with the boss..we have business to go over
will get back to

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Midcoastsurf on May 21, 2013, 07:45:28 pm
Please post pics when you do this. I have seen a widescreen monitor in the PGA cab and I wasn't thrilled. I guess the 4:3 format spoiled me. The game I saw had a black bezel, so that could have added to my dissatisfaction.

I know where you are coming from but in every scenario where I saw someone use an LCD on these things they have always been a 26" and it just looks way to small in my opinion.  The black bezel surrounding a 26" widescreen LCD makes it look lost and out of place in an original cabinet.  The 29" on the other hand will fill more much more realestate and a decorative bezel should help to make it look seemless.  I can change the design, color, layout, etc. of the bezel as I did all of the design work on this one.

You are correct, I was thinking of a 26" which had a thick border on the sides of the LCD.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 22, 2013, 10:04:20 am
Try that 29" Vizio Razor.  If the dimensions are accurate it should fit in there like a glove and I think it would look really sharp!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 22, 2013, 01:58:55 pm
stpcore
we use a rickn display
it takes care of everything from it's controler board

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 22, 2013, 02:07:28 pm
That makes sense.  Those are nice displays but a little smaller and pricier than what I'm dealing with for home use.  Thanks for the follow up.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 22, 2013, 03:01:55 pm
np
there called lcd:x: meaning there multi mode compatiable
it is the white tearing for the exact reason i went to :x: mode unit's
home unit's just do not have the stuff

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 22, 2013, 03:04:50 pm
Please post pics when you do this. I have seen a widescreen monitor in the PGA cab and I wasn't thrilled. I guess the 4:3 format spoiled me. The game I saw had a black bezel, so that could have added to my dissatisfaction.

Here is a quick rendering of a 26" widescreen LCD versus a 29" widescreen LCD in a PGA cabinet.  I think the 29" is a much better fit.

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/PGAMonitorSizes_zps19e5e57a.jpg) (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/stp24core/media/PGAMonitorSizes_zps19e5e57a.jpg.html)
Title: Dell Optiplex and PGA Tour Golf
Post by: stpcore on May 31, 2013, 02:37:27 pm
I thought I would ask for some advice here as I'm stuck.  I have a Dell Optiplex GX260 that I am converting to a PGA Tour Golf computer.  After installing the new hard drive, a TI4200 video card, and an I/O board the game is up and running.  The problem I am having is that the trackball is not working in the game menu or in the service control test menu.  I find this strange because all of the buttons are working but the trackball is dead.  I thought it may have been the I/O board but after replacing it with another I am having the exact same issue.

The interesting part was that after my first attempt to get the game running in the Optiplex I could not get past any of the attract modes without the game freezing and I did not have any audio.  After updating the audio drivers in the Dell the game is working fine and has audio but the trackball is not being recognized.  I then used the same wire harness and buttons on a stock PGA computer (instead of the Dell) and everything functions properly (buttons and trackball).

So I'm wondering if there is another driver that needs to be installed on the Dell so that the trackball will function with the I/O board?  Has anyone ran into similar issues?  I can say this...the Dell Optiplex with 512MB RAM runs this game SO MUCH MORE SMOOTHLY than my stock DFI PGA computer does that has 1GB of RAM.  No skipping, freezing, or stuttering in attract mode at all.  Can't test the actual game play yet until I get the trackball to work (if possible).

Finally, the 6600 video card that I ordered should arrive today.  I was told by Global VR that it will run PGA Challenge, Team Challenge, and/or Team Challenge with All Access.  I'm going to swap out the TI4200 and see if it is plug and play and if there is a noticeable difference in performance.  I will report back on that one.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 31, 2013, 03:47:08 pm
i know this sound's as bad as what it get's
but the track ball need's a dc feed
red wire edit here +5v
measure it to ground
make sure u have +dc

side note here
yes u get a up-date disk

the 6 pin molex carry's
1-vcc
2=ground
3=left
4=right
5=up
6=down

that is NOT THERE EXACT ORDER
but u get the point

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 31, 2013, 04:17:45 pm
Why does the same trackball and wire harness work on the stock PGA computer and not the Dell?  If it works on the stock PGA does that not mean that it is powered and wired correctly already?  Not sure if you are suggesting that I need additional wiring due to the Dell setup?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 31, 2013, 04:52:31 pm
ok fair enough
got that from the post here.
 do u have the i/o hooked up ? to the 4 pin power supply plug on board ?
if not u may not be powering the track-ball,hence the reason i asked u to meter it.

pin out's
i/o card pin # 2 = yellow/white (1b) track ball 3
i/o card pin #20 = green/white (1a) track ball 4
i/o card pin #7 = red or red white track ball 2 (=5 vdc)
i/o card pin #18 = black = ground = track ball pin #1
i/o card pin #4 =blue/white (2b)
i/o card pin #22 = 22 voilet/white (2a)

the right side is your 6 pin moulex

chk your vcc

ed

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 31, 2013, 06:18:11 pm
Received the 6600 256MB video card today and the slots don't line up for it to be seated within the computer.  Oh well!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 31, 2013, 09:08:18 pm
6600 is a pci:e:
slot is backward's

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on May 31, 2013, 09:41:08 pm
Wondering why Global VR told me it was compatible? There are some PGA games I see being sold that have a 6600 card. Does anyone know if there is a way to make this card compatible with my current set up?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on May 31, 2013, 09:53:59 pm
the last build for pga used pci:e: card slot
your board may be a pci :1:
the way to tell is where is the slot :knotch: in the card ?
looking from the hdmi/svga side of the card
is it foward? or toward's the back ?
if foward it is a pci:e: card
which work's perfect with the last rev of there board's
same as a 4200/4800 will

side note for u ppl
skw # pga-05-aw-02 = right side art work
^^^^^^^^^^^  01 = left  side art work
^^^^^^^^^^^ 14 = control panel art work
it is ordered by this name >profile overlay<

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on June 01, 2013, 12:34:24 am
Where can you currently use those sku #s to order cabinet art, Ed? I haven't seen cabinet art for sale in quite a long time.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 01, 2013, 12:49:47 am
phone # 734-432-1040
there in  north usa
and in stock

the number's came right out of gobal vr today

side not: here to u stpcore
u sould get a pm from a @ looking for your dropbox addy

side note here
if your board has >sata< on it?
it will will be ice :e: which is pci >2<
the first gen's were non sata  pci >1<

the reason they swapped out is because the origanl mfg stopped making the mobo
and a few other dozen reason's $$$$$

ed


Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on June 01, 2013, 12:59:08 am
I don't see them on their website yet. What are the prices? Any links you can provide?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on June 01, 2013, 01:02:34 am
Still looking for the newer style card reader (with the 2 LEDs on the front) for PGA if anyone has extras they would like to sell.  This was the model number I believe... SCR28I- S033U

Can't get the original Xico card readers to work with Team Challenge on any of my computers and have given up on trying.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 01, 2013, 02:02:46 pm
hi
i shaould have explained to u that when they go south like that
it is the atmel at fault..
let me see where i put the .bin of good 1
if u can rewrite it ?.which is not hard..
u use a little program called > pony prog<,and a serial port
all it dose is rewrite the flash of the unit,
normaly what happen's is the mobo's power supply goe's south,and surge's the usb ports's

will get back to on the bin

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on June 01, 2013, 03:12:07 pm
Ed, thanks for the offer and the effort but I would not have any idea on how to do that.  At this point I just want to buy some working card readers.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 01, 2013, 03:19:48 pm
its ok
thought i would thorw it out there as a option.
do yourself a fav..do not worrie about the led's
what u want is a usb driven style reader,and not the serial type :9pin-din:
for a 10 cent chip and 2 buck's worth of code they want way to much money
imho..
hence why i tossed in pony-prog,it's a very very handy program
as u do not need to remove the chip,to reflash it with good code

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on June 01, 2013, 05:21:44 pm
If anyone has the card reader w the LEDs on the front, could you please take a peek and see if you can get any make/model #s?  I managed to find an operators card and would love to see what it does for us. Having same issue as stp. Not recognizing old card reader on team challenge.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 01, 2013, 06:57:04 pm
the problem
is not nessarly the reader but the flash
and as i have been trying to point out
it is coded to nixturix
your i/o card
so in short the card needs to beable to see the reader
and visa/versa
like a dallas chip the flash on the reader's can and will go south
but u can reflash
as i have pointed out in this thread and my own
take the reader and hook it up to a xp box or 7 erither will do
see if it see's it ? if it dose the flash has gone south
reflash and save the $$$

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on June 02, 2013, 02:54:41 pm
All of my cards are recognized in XP.  I can also see tham as a HID (Human Interface Device) in XPE on my PGA computer in Device Manager.  I would be open to attempting to reflash.  If anyone can point out a very simple tutorial to do so and also provide the software that is needed that would be great.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 02, 2013, 03:31:55 pm
here
let me see if i can dig the bin up u need

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 02, 2013, 03:35:59 pm
to use it is as simple as it get's
4 wire's off of a db9
u lift 2 pin's and tie right to them + a ground wire and vcc if needed
then u mount the program,dump the flash/reflash/away u go

will post the exact pinout and ins set

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on June 04, 2013, 01:31:50 pm
Nice little update here if you are looking at upgrading to a different tower...

So I was able to successfully install and play PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge with ALL ACCESS PASS on a Dell Optiplex GX280!  I wanted to try the GX280 due to the fact that I bought that 6600 video card that was PCI-E and did not fit in my stock PGA tower.  Well the 6600 card is in the GX280 now and it was, in fact, plug and play without any installation CD or drivers that needed to be installed or updated!  I did not use the SATA HD connector on the GX280 but rather used an IDE drive in there with the upgarded 6600 256mb video card and 512 ram and the machine plays like a dream!  You will also need to use your old I/O board to connect the controls.  I did have to install the sound driver and that took about 2 minutes and I'm good to go!

So I have now successfully installed PGA on the Dell Optiplex GX260 and the Optiplex GX280.

Just thought I would share.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 04, 2013, 01:43:34 pm
congrads stpcore  :applaud:
glad to see it did not need a driver disk as i thought it would..my bawd
now  u can ram it up to 2 gig..and watch it fly

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on June 04, 2013, 01:51:07 pm
Ah...good point!  It's already flying at 512mb believe it or not.  The attract mode is so smooth and when playing I don't experience any choppiness or skipping/stuttering issues with the ball in flight as I would sometimes on the stock tower.  These Optiplex computers are pretty easy to work with when you get used to the bios setup.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flhick on June 29, 2013, 05:47:59 pm
ok i have read this thread and 99% of the others.  I am in need of some help.  I have a PGA Champ III and it loads the software.   All my controls work trackball buttons ect.   I load the credits, or on free-play, I am running in to a problem.   The game lets me select my golfer number of players and so forth.  Where the game would normally load the actual course and let you play my game is looping and then starting the game and the ea sports logo again.   Im baffled.   I changed the hard-drive and put in new memory. I can provider pictures of what puter i have.     Video card is a 3dForceMX440-8x   I didn't see a name on the mobo but it is a yellow orangish looking board.  All the functions work in the game except the actual playing of the game.  Im at my wits end this machine is about to take a trip with the fishes in the gulf. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on June 29, 2013, 06:23:46 pm
your video card might be the problem.

what do your disks say? (something like "for DFI" or something along those lines.) that should give us an idea what board you have in there and what video cards you can use.

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flhick on June 29, 2013, 08:32:05 pm
Computer DFI
NVidia GEFORCE 4    050-002401 Rev-B
is on the recovery disk

Version 2.2.0.0 is on the actual champ III disks (2 of them)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 29, 2013, 08:41:42 pm
hi
i was thinking the same thing..
we went over this awhile back
i do believe i asked for rev of the s/w,this is stamped right on the disk's.
u could have good hardware?,but 1 of your disk's could be bad,thus causing it
because the video stuff dose not get loaded until the 3rd disk,or it could be a bad cd-reader,as this will cause it to skip a file or 3 thus causing the cycling
let me chk my pdf's on them puppie's before u make it intoa new fish pond.
my crib note's should point me to it also,and the term is :wdt: watch dog timer
this olny happens on corrupt firmware,if the video card stay's up the full time until
u go to play it then it cycle's,it mean's the courses are not getting loaded.
have u tried it without the player's card reader hooked up ?
if not try it that way.
i will chk my crib note's and get back to u
and yes i read your pm
congrad's dad

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flhick on June 29, 2013, 08:47:29 pm
yes i have powered it up and ran it without the players card cable connected and same result.   i have pictures i will attach to this.  what ever you guys need to get me running i can provide.   beer if needed!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 29, 2013, 08:55:13 pm
i do not believe i have ever seen that video card used ?
as a rule i dot normaly see a hdm1 port
but hey i have been corrected before

 sw >>050-0097-01
(Team Challenge)

 sw >>050-0072-01 (Challenge Edition, US Only)

 sw >>050-0055-01 (Championship III, PS35-BL Only)

 sw >>50-0024-01 REV B (Version 1, NB-32 Only)

Nytric USBI/O
Version 1.4 for Championship II Edition and older (No other version can be used with this edition.)

Version 1.4, 1.5, & 2.01 for Championship III Edition and newer (Version 1.5 or 2.01 is required for card dispenser.)

USBI/O Extreme Version 2.01 for Team Challenge with PS35-BL motherboard

GVRI/O Mini
Version 04 with Nytric Firmware (Part #: 990-0014-02) & Conversion Harness (Part #: 115-0229-01)
For Team Challenge Only

what dose the disk's tell u..not just the rescue ?

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on June 29, 2013, 10:25:22 pm
yes, where did that videocard come from?

it's a geforce 4MX card, but i have never seen one like that either. it could be different enough to not work with the driver they have injected into the system. all the cards Ive seen have never had the HD connector (black round one)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 29, 2013, 11:29:15 pm
ya
hmm

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flhick on June 30, 2013, 01:33:38 am
i dont know where it came from it was in there when i bought it.     what do you guys recommend.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 30, 2013, 12:08:52 pm
i thought stpcore had done a list of hardware to sw for use
the 1's i have seen :3:,do not have that port
on your s/w disks in hercules is a folder called nivida
it will spec the type used
u can slave your curnet drive and read it that way if u want
or u can just pop it into a reader and go through it
use the rescuse didk but DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CD TO BOOT FROM THE CD PLAYER
ie ATUO=OFF,this way u can read the rescue disk

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flhick on June 30, 2013, 03:10:15 pm
Ed i need a instructional for dummies.    Some things im good at others im teachable.   
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 30, 2013, 04:05:25 pm
ok fair enough :)
place your resuce disk in your home putter
DO NOT ALLOW AUTOBOOT
once it is in and the player thing come's back at u >colse it<
go to windows explorer
and find the drive in which the cd is contained. rember this is you home putter
open the disk
ie right click so u can see the dir tree <files>
next come to hercules,it is a file folder
in there find nivida
in nivida find the info file,this u can open in note pad and or wordpad
in the .inf=info file u will find the card type's supported and there names
ie 4200/4800 etc
these were the driver's loaded and supported by that game's os
from there u can tell which video card  is to be in there
that is a walk through.
it is hard
post me the video card make and i will see if the support is there

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flhick on June 30, 2013, 04:33:08 pm
okay i put the system recovery disk in my home computer and it only had 13 files on it. no hercules file/folder/dir  see attached photo.   also i have attached the actual photo of my actual disks.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flhick on June 30, 2013, 05:05:53 pm
the video card info is NVIDIA GEFORCE MX 440 with AGP8X  i thinkn this is the driver for it here at this link http://www.nvidia.com/object/nzone_downloads_winxp_2k_32bit_93.81.html (http://www.nvidia.com/object/nzone_downloads_winxp_2k_32bit_93.81.html) 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 30, 2013, 08:03:40 pm
ok
as per your post i book marked the page
even though there beta drivers's
i think we can work with them?
u will need to bear with me as i have to go to the nivida site,re-log in and go to the forms
what i explained is a tad advance and i mised it my bawd..
now u are going to do thing's that if u are not sure of do not do it
but i will def grab the driver's
and explain how to load them
thk-god it is a nivida
thk-u for that 1

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flhick on June 30, 2013, 08:25:26 pm
Thanks Ed.   I can follow along pretty well. Im not computer illiterate im just computer cautious.  I realize as long as i have a good back up pretty much anything can be redone.    Im rereading the Pga golf Cr-global post again.   you guys are great!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on June 30, 2013, 11:21:09 pm
ya
i will get to it
i did forget about my personasl thread
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,115417.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,115417.0.html)
but is but
in there i did explain all of it
i was asked not to go tech here >pm< style,i will abide by that
and for them that say this is a hijack..try again
what we need to do is plant in the driver's >system/system32<
sounds simple right ?   wrong..u need to add a tad more
let me get them right
lok into my thread
i will post them for u
if u cannot script ?
i will make it a simple loadable file

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flhick on July 01, 2013, 08:01:29 am
a loadable file sounds wonderful.  less room for error.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 01, 2013, 12:06:06 pm
I think we should try to keep this thread as clean and clear as possible.  We should be posting working updates or mods without posting theories on what may work as that's what got confusing in the original thread.  If you have something new to offer please post a step by step tutorial so that others can follow.  Simplicity is what we are looking for here so please keep any tutorials as basic as possible.  Anything contributed is appreciated!

For those of you that may be starting to research your PGA golf game there is currently nothing posted on these forums (this thread or Ed's) that shares a working alternative for the game dongle.  You will need the dongle to play your game regardless of the version you have.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 01, 2013, 12:36:12 pm
ok i have read this thread and 99% of the others.  I am in need of some help.  I have a PGA Champ III and it loads the software.   All my controls work trackball buttons ect.   I load the credits, or on free-play, I am running in to a problem.   The game lets me select my golfer number of players and so forth.  Where the game would normally load the actual course and let you play my game is looping and then starting the game and the ea sports logo again.   Im baffled.   I changed the hard-drive and put in new memory. I can provider pictures of what puter i have.     Video card is a 3dForceMX440-8x   I didn't see a name on the mobo but it is a yellow orangish looking board.  All the functions work in the game except the actual playing of the game.  Im at my wits end this machine is about to take a trip with the fishes in the gulf.

I've had similar things happen and I would put all of my money on the video card!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Tsegler on July 01, 2013, 12:37:28 pm
Hi everyone,
 I'm looking for the rescue disks for team challenge 4.0.0.8, I would like to upgrade the tower but need the disk
And thanks stpcore as I am new to forums
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 01, 2013, 12:39:18 pm
Sending you a PM...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 01, 2013, 07:49:27 pm
I went out today and picked up the 29" Vizio Razor LED to put inside one of my PGA Tour Golf cabs and I have to say it's a huge upgrade from the 27" CRT that went bad.  That thing fits in there like a glove and fills the cabinet space nicely.  I haven't made a bezel for it yet but I put it in there with some supports to give you an idea as to what to expect.  It's nice to be able to go 29" versus the normal 26" LCD that the Golden Tee cabinets are restricted to.  The ultra thin bezel on the Vizio Razor makes it possible to put a 29" LCD in there!

I will post some finished pics after I make the bezel and print some artwork to go on the bezel as well!

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/2013-07-01180955_zps2865ca16.jpg) (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/stp24core/media/2013-07-01180955_zps2865ca16.jpg.html)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 01, 2013, 10:08:36 pm
hi stpcore
i told lcd's were beauty in these
just watch your white's :)
to answer a other q here from a @
this is what must be in the machine for that video card to work right
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Update Rollup2
• Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
• Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
• Windows XP Professional
• Windows XP Home Edition 

it is all sp3  ie windows-xp service pack 3
u will need to either get another video card or hang on for the sp3 up-date
and i hate darn .exe file's they are a pain in the arzz

ed
Title: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Tsegler on July 02, 2013, 09:10:01 am
Does it matter if you use intel or amd mobo? I would like to use amd since they run cooler.
Title: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Tsegler on July 02, 2013, 10:17:01 am
My brother-in-law has a PGA tour championship III and the video card went out. I would like to know if there's a list of video card that can replace the original?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 02, 2013, 10:21:02 am
The most common and most affordable swap (plug and play) is the TI4200.  I like to get the 128mb versus the 64mb card.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 02, 2013, 10:57:45 am
ya 4200 or 4800 or 6000

ed
Title: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Tsegler on July 02, 2013, 12:58:41 pm
Leaning towards the ti4800 because I found one on eBay with cooling fan. Can't find the 6000
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 02, 2013, 01:06:35 pm
I have no experience with the 4800.  I do agree that you want a card with a fan however.  In addition, I would recommend keeping the side panel off of your tower at all times.  These things run hot.  I've switched some of mine into Dell Optiplex (GX260 and GX280) computers and have not had overheating issues as of yet.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 02, 2013, 01:37:17 pm
yes on both points stpcore
the dell is bar none 1 of the best

the fan's are a nessary evil

the on-board video will get shut down

the 6000 is a supported board

if u buy a 4800 make sure the fan has ALWAYS RAN

i tend to run my cab's the same way stpcore..with a side cover off

ed

Title: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Tsegler on July 03, 2013, 12:40:00 pm
I have a optiplex gx280 but it the compact model. I don't think it will work
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 03, 2013, 01:00:03 pm
i have used a multiatude of mombo's
in these machine's
the true and olny thing it want's is the video card of a ceritan type
ie 4200,4800,6000
these are supported type's and will biatch at u until u provide it
the few other trick's i do is to ram it up a bit,and incerase the power-supply to 400watt,add more fan's

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 03, 2013, 01:04:08 pm
In addition, if you are running CHALLENGE, TEAM CHALLENGE, or TEAM CHALLENGE w/ ALL ACCESS you can throw a 6600 card in there as it is plug and play with those versions only.  I have a 6600 256mb card running my TEAM CHALLENGE w/ ALL ACCESS and the game flies without any choppiness or skipping in attract mode or during the flight of the ball.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on July 03, 2013, 07:57:38 pm
Is anybody in need of parts?   ;D

i will be parting out 2 cabinets. I figured, before I post it in the B/S/T thread, I'll give you guys first crack at it.

Story goes, we have decided to gut out our PGA cabs and convert them to GOLDEN TEE pedestals with 42" tv's. I've convinced the boss to offload the parts since they will probably just sit upstairs in our warehouse for 10 years and then we will throw them out.

SO...

I'll find out more info tomorrow since i'm just doing this at home... but.. basically:

I have 2 questionable computers, (with dongles and software...i believe one is team challenge and the other challenge 3 (i'll double check)) i can strip out parts or whatever. if you want just the dongle and software thats fine too...i'll toss the rest.

2 control panel overlays, 2 harnesses etc. I have one LED marquee board and power supply. (no housing)

stpcore, i believe at one time you were looking for a card reader? i have one. (the other is still in a machine i forgot to remove it  :lol ) eventually i'll have 2

post here or send me a pm with your item request and an offer. Items will ship from Alberta Canada (if you want to estimate shipping online), depending on where it's going it may cost a few bucks to get it to you. Unfortunately because this is for the business, I can't offer any kind of free shipping, though we will do it at ACTUAL cost. I'll run the offers past the boss and if he's cool with it i'll let you know.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 03, 2013, 08:02:26 pm
I do need some card readers, an overlay (if newer style), and wire harnesses for the control panel if possible. I would even buy your ram in the computers and the I/O board that runs the wire harness as well as the graphic cards. I wish you were closer as I would probably buy everything! Just looking for small pieces I can ship to the US without getting crushed with ship charges.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 03, 2013, 08:47:41 pm
u know if i needed the part's i would jump all over this 1
the card reader's alone are worth there weight in gold
the putter's that 50/50
the harness again is worth it's weight in gold

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on July 03, 2013, 08:49:18 pm
i'll get some more info and some pics tomorrow for you when i go in.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on July 04, 2013, 02:51:13 pm
funny thing. I stand corrected regarding my comment about the video card.

it seems one of these systems has one of these cards with the 3 connectors. (vga/dvi/hd connectors.)

not sure what it is... it has a sticker on the fan that says "startek", and has the number "10004773 REV A" on it. quick google says it may be a nvidia Ti4200 series. under some other name of "visiontek" which is likely a startek company.

I'll get around with uploading some pics I took with my potato phone today....my wife decided today was a good day to try and have a baby, so today is all thrown off for me.  :lol
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 04, 2013, 03:20:18 pm
my wife decided today was a good day to try and have a baby, so today is all thrown off for me.  :lol

Hey man...good luck with the baby!!!  I will congratulate you after you have your first cigar and a beer.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 04, 2013, 04:51:22 pm
today is always a GOOD DAY  to bring life into the world
greet's

ed
Title: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Tsegler on July 09, 2013, 10:08:48 am
So how do I get team challenge to run in regular XP pro?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: VGC on eBay on July 10, 2013, 07:59:28 am
Hello everybody, a couple weeks back I was lucky enough to purchase 3 non working yet complete PGA Golf games.  I have since been able to get all three working but one still gets a disc read error sometimes while booting up.  I just leave the keyboard attached to hit control alt delete if needed.  One Machine needed a power source, One was missing a video board and one had a sticky start button which actually caused video problems oddly enough.  Anyways the main reason for posting is One of the machines is a team challenge version and came with a sealed welcome kit including an operator plus card.  Can this be used to open up any items or courses? If so how difficult is it.  I'm not too computer savvy.  All machines have the dongle attached but only the 1 has the team challenge dongle.  Thanks in advance, Mike : )
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 10, 2013, 09:38:08 am
Hi Mike.  As of now the operator card has no advantage to us since the machines are no longer connected to the Global VR servers for online play.  It doesn't hurt to hang on to it but it's useless at this point.  You cannot add courses unless you upgrade to Team Challenge with ALL ACCESS.  ALL ACCESS gives you all of the courses without having to be online (online play is no longer supported).
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: VGC on eBay on July 10, 2013, 10:59:48 am
Thanks Stpcore, do you know the disc version for the all access pass and does it require an all access dongle.  All my machines had discs in them.  The highest version install disc number I have is 3.0.4.6 but all my recovery discs are version 3.0.0.  Mike : )
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 10, 2013, 11:40:16 am
No problem.

If you are running Team Challenge there is an upgrade CD for ALL ACCESS but that requires its own security dongle (for All Access) as well. They are quite pricey unfortunately but if you keep your eyes open you may stumble upon one at some point.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: VGC on eBay on July 10, 2013, 11:45:13 am
Thanks for your help. I will keep a lookout. Mike : )
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: awassig on July 15, 2013, 01:54:02 am
Ok Guys new to the group. Just picked up 2 global vr pga  tour golf machines. Unfortunately both were missing computer towers and had bad monitors. I want to restore one and get a fully functional game.  One of the cabinets is a team challenge cabinet and that is the one I would like to get up and running. Can anyone give me a rundown of all of the parts needed to get this thing functional? It has complete control panels with wiring, the control panel has some type of printer plug on it, There is a usb cable in the bottom of the cabinet that has one side usb and the other side is square I am assuming it is a usb cg2 type cable. It has the multistrip installed marquee lights coin door etc. Looks like I just need a new monitor, and pc.

What are the specs for building a quality pc to run this game? Also were do I get the components like the install discs, security dongle, and I/O board?, Sound card needed? ETC......

Thanks for your time and any help you could provide.

Arlyn
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 15, 2013, 10:52:33 pm
Hi and welcome!  I will try to give you a brief overview...

You are going to need a tower that can accept an IDE drive with Team Challenge installed. You will also need the security dongle to run Team Challenge.  You will need to install an I/O board for PGA tour Golf and that is what your printer plug connects to for your controls.  The USB cable connects to a card reader if you choose to have one (not necessary). You will also need another USB cable to power the I/O board and the other end will plug into one of the empty USB slots in the tower.  You will need a compatible video card (most common is the TI4200).  If you are running one of the stock DFI towers that came with the game you should be good to go at that point.  If you use a different type of tower (Dell seems to work well and I encourage you to read through this thread for more info on this) then you may have to install a driver or two. 

The most difficult part to find will be the I/O board in my opinion.  You may want to see if anyone here has an extra that they would be willing to part with.  It's good that you have the wiring harness as that is a little more difficult to find as well.  I would also consider replacing your non working monitor with a Vizio 29" Razor LCD connected via VGA if you are in position to spend another $200 on your cabinet restoration.  If its an original PGA dedicated cabinet it will fit in there perfectly and looks unbelievable in comparison to the original 27" CRT monitor.

If you have additional questions Im sure myself or others will be happy to take the time to help you.  Good luck!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: awassig on July 16, 2013, 03:01:34 pm
Thank you so much for the help on this.....I will put a post out to see if anyone has a extra I/O board available. Can you load the software on a flash drive instead of the common hard drive?  :notworthy:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 16, 2013, 03:36:24 pm
I haven't heard anyone attempting to do this yet.  If you do try and have some success please let us know as that would be a great alternative.  Let me know if you need anything else!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 16, 2013, 04:18:21 pm
if the mobo can boot from usb
then u should have np

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: awassig on July 16, 2013, 05:36:10 pm
I was thinking using a ssd drive since there is no moving parts. :)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on July 17, 2013, 07:10:34 pm
i have an extra IO board (in addition to the 2 computer sets i mentioned earlier in the thread)

I also have a brand new wire harness. (new, never used)

send me a PM if you are interested.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on July 23, 2013, 08:47:42 am
Hi All, I have been away for quite a while and was wondering what has been happening in the world of PGA golf. Did anyone ever work out how to allow online play and unlock all the game goodies?
Hope all is well out there?
Thx
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 23, 2013, 11:06:00 am
What's up there, Spitfire?  Long time no talk.  Nobody is running anything online and we haven't had any major breakthroughs on anything since the last time you are here unfortunately.

I did make a portable PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge with All Access Pass last week.  I will upload some pics later if I have time.  It was cool to carry the thing over to my brother's place this weekend and connect it to his LCD during a party.  Very handy and VERY portable!
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Post by: stpcore on July 23, 2013, 12:00:37 pm
So my friends enjoy coming by to play PGA whenever possible and I was trying to figure out a solution where they could still play without having to come here every single time.  So I wanted something that would be a solid portable arcade experience and this is my prototype.  The box is big enough to place the entire tower inside if need be with additional room for cooling, speakers, etc.

On this first unit I used an old control panel that was collecting some dust and then built the box with 3/4" MDF and 3/4" cabinet grade birch.  I then used my Kreg jig for the pocket joinery and some glue and the thing is rock solid.  I was able to reuse the original speaker grill from a damaged cabinet which was nice.  I did not slot it for t-molding or add rubber feet or anything like that yet as I wanted to give it a test run to find the pros and cons before doing a final build.  I have to say that we used this thing for about 8 hours on Friday night and did not have any issues at all.  I haven't weighed it but I'm guessing it's about 30 - 35lbs in total weight.  I have a 25' VGA coming out of the back so that it can connect to the largest of screens at a proper distance.

I thought I would post a couple pics in the event anyone was interested...

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/20130723_104517_zpseba6c9b3.jpg) (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/stp24core/media/20130723_104517_zpseba6c9b3.jpg.html)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/20130723_104609_zpsd6236e1b.jpg) (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/stp24core/media/20130723_104609_zpsd6236e1b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on July 23, 2013, 07:09:19 pm
Hi STP, sad to hear that no one has been able to find the holy grail of online play and unlocking all the goodies. I like the idea of a pc swap as my old tower is running a bit choppy at times so might give that ago.

That portal unit of yours is great mate and would be very handy indeed. Thinking that might be another project of mine as my monitor colours are also starting to fade and game would look great on an LCD.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 24, 2013, 12:52:09 pm
Spitfire, I'm not sure if you have access to the Vizio Razor 29" LCD in Australia but I HIGHLY recommend picking one up if you need a monitor replacement.  It fits in there like a glove and fills a ton of space (much more than the 26" LCDs do).

Also, I have several different security dongles for every version of PGA golf so if anyone needs one send me a PM.  I will be selling them from $25 - $50 depending on the version you are looking for.  I only have 2 All Access dongles left and I'm going to hold on to those for future projects.  I was going to list some of these on Craigslist or eBay but I thought I would check here first in the event I can help anyone.  The dongles will also come with the install CDs.  All of the dongles are officially licensed dongles from Global VR.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Bayne on July 24, 2013, 10:32:43 pm
Hi I just bought a PGA Tour Golf Championship Edition I machine. Is there anything I can do to upgrade it to either edition III or challenge. To be honest I don't even know what is the best one to have. Any help is appreciated.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 24, 2013, 11:36:14 pm
pm stpcore
he has what u need

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on July 26, 2013, 11:33:53 am
I do have dongles and CDs but not for All Access right now.  I have the following:

(1) PGA TOUR GOLF
(3) PGA TOUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP I
(2) PGA TOUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP III
(2) PGA TOUR GOLF CHALLENGE
(2) PGA TOUR GOLF TEAM CHALLENGE

I just noticed a PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge Showcase style cabinet on eBay (link below).  Does anyone know if this was something that Global VR released at some point?  I assume that someone converted that over to PGA from something else.  I'm curious as to where that control panel overlay and artwork was ordered from.  It's definitely the biggest PGA game I've ever seen!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Global-VR-32-LCD-PGA-Tour-Golf-EA-sports-Team-Challenge-video-game-nice-/151086942105?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item232d7bc799 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Global-VR-32-LCD-PGA-Tour-Golf-EA-sports-Team-Challenge-video-game-nice-/151086942105?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item232d7bc799)

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 26, 2013, 12:49:09 pm
no
that was built from a big buck hunter cab
gobalvr ea@ sports dropped pga after full acess

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on August 03, 2013, 08:17:00 pm
Got the new card reader installed and it cured the error on all access!  Can start to design my own player but when it gets to the details I get a windows error. Says I need a debugger. Will play around w it but know stp would be interested in progress.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on August 04, 2013, 04:15:49 pm
Got the new card reader installed and it cured the error on all access!  Can start to design my own player but when it gets to the details I get a windows error. Says I need a debugger. Will play around w it but know stp would be interested in progress.

Good job. I was able to get a more recent card reader that has the LED lights and it worked fine on my All Access as well. The older readers (without the lights) don't work for me and I've tried 4 of them so far.  Did your reader have LEDs or was it the older style?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on August 04, 2013, 06:38:56 pm
It has LEDs.  Are u able to create Ur own player?  I can select a person but when it gets to the face/body details I get a common language runtime debugger error. When I click cancel to debug it says I don't have the debugger.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on August 04, 2013, 07:28:26 pm
Slimonce

i have a fast q or 2 for u

1=is this a clean boot ?
by that i mean did u re-load the os on a hard drive ?
or is it orignal ?
2=if u re-loaded the software ? was it loaded to a fat32 drive or a drive that had been used for window's ntfs before ?

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on August 04, 2013, 07:42:04 pm
It has LEDs.  Are u able to create Ur own player?  I can select a person but when it gets to the face/body details I get a common language runtime debugger error. When I click cancel to debug it says I don't have the debugger.

I can create a player and save to a player card without errors.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on August 04, 2013, 07:57:12 pm
Ed, it was put on a used IDE drive. Likely had full windows. Not sure if it was wiped prior to reloading it. Can I get a zip of the debugger and put it in or will that create more issues.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on August 04, 2013, 09:04:07 pm
Slimonce
hi  without knowning the exact content of what :was: on the drive before
the o/s was loaded and what format it was,u are faced with a few option's
please take a better picture of the error and or write it down >the exact error inculding the  numder's < all of them
what i can make out it is in the heep stack..
on the other hand if it came with the o/s disk's ie rescue and on.
u can remove the drive slave it format it to fat32
recongig the jumper to cs=cable select
then reload it with a complete new s/w,which should solve your problem

the tech on this is easy..a ntfs drive is not a fat32 drive
and it boils down to sector 0 track 0 ie mbr=master boot record

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on August 04, 2013, 10:42:19 pm
Application has generated an exception that cannot be handled

Process Id=0x580 (1408), thread id=0x5c8 (1480)

When I hit cancel it says the jit debugger is not available.

Don't have sw for this hd.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on August 04, 2013, 11:22:12 pm
ya
u are looking at a hard drive that had xp
>Disable Microsoft's Just In Time Debugger...Please help, thanks ...
answers.yahoo.com › All Categories › Computers & Internet › Software‎
Jul 10, 2007 - In IE, hit Tools -> Internet Options then hit the Advanced tab and scroll down the list until you get to Microsoft VM, and uncheck all three boxes and hit ...<
try to disable as pre above
or google jit debuger
remove the ><'s
so it should read hit enter or save
this way u are shuting it down >debuger<
ask stpcore if he has up-loaded your rev of the s/w
if so save it, write them :each: to a cd rom
and burn.
 then :remount your hard drive:

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TritonDrew on August 24, 2013, 10:20:32 pm
Great information. I'm really interested in building a portable PGA Tour box.  Anybody have an extra IO board and control panel they would like to sell? 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on September 01, 2013, 10:26:21 pm
So I needed a trackball and nutted up an extra $10 for the red illuminated happ ball. Looks pretty cool and works tons better. Had to share!  Wired to the coin drop light. Wish it was led but still good 
Title: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mrcram on September 01, 2013, 10:55:24 pm
Ed12, I have a challenge and added another gig of ram same brand type on a stock tower. I have noticed no difference and same if not more lag when ball is in air. Am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on September 02, 2013, 12:52:56 am
mrcram
no not really
just a ram mis match
or the bios never picked it up
if the bios did then the video card is using it as a buffer
chk to mk sure of a few thing first
a=if u have a 4 slot board >ram< that u are in 1 and 3
on your board it could want 1 and 2
b=make sure u have 2-1 gig rams and not 1=512k and 1=gig
as the game will not see it,u c the game expects the same type of ram
ie:512k-x-2=1gig to the game
but where the bios might see 1gig and 512k as 1.5gig
the game will not respond to it that way
windowsxpe is a fussy 1 for sure,and messy in code to say the least

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Biglou27 on September 06, 2013, 04:57:11 pm
It has LEDs.  Are u able to create Ur own player?  I can select a person but when it gets to the face/body details I get a common language runtime debugger error. When I click cancel to debug it says I don't have the debugger.

I have had this same problem it seems that some software ver. needed to connect to the server to update depending on the game ver same cabinet old ver gameface worked fine then 4.1.0.6 it gives error
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on September 23, 2013, 04:02:49 pm
Im going to design a Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf PC version dedicated cabinet. Does anyone know what versions work best supporting the trackball? Thanks!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on September 24, 2013, 09:17:39 pm
Most of my online research is pointing at '05 or '06 and possibly '08 for trackball support. Just curious if anyone has tried any of these versions? I know a lot of the PC game was removed for the arcade port so it would be nice to have an ultra-loaded PGA Tour Golf pedestal cabinet.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: jsmith52692 on October 04, 2013, 12:10:22 am
I recently ran into a PGA Championship III for free. The store was getting rid of it because there was no room for it. There is currently a problem with the cpu. The game comes up fine. And will stay on if i dont play but once i start to play about 5 to 10 minutes in the cpu shuts off. Any ideas? any help would be appreciated
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on October 04, 2013, 09:39:25 am
If the computer is shutting down it sounds like it may be a bad power supply. It should be an easy fix.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 04, 2013, 10:24:45 am
check your fans make sure they spin freely. it doesn't take long to start overheating and shut off /crash on you. check the video card, the CPU, and don't forget the power supply fan too.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on October 04, 2013, 10:32:35 am
check your fans make sure they spin freely. it doesn't take long to start overheating and shut off /crash on you. check the video card, the CPU, and don't forget the power supply fan too.

Excellent point.  I actually remove the tower side cover on every PGA computer to help further with cooling.  They do run especially hot.

I picked up a copy of Tiger Woods PGA Golf 06 and plan on throwing that in a computer  to see if it plays well as a standalone game in a PGA cabinet with a nice 29" LCD.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on October 19, 2013, 11:32:50 am
I've been playing around with Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf 2006 for the PC and I have to say this looks like it will be an awesome game to put into an arcade cabinet or arcade pedestal cabinet.  The game has so many more features than PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge (even with ALL ACCESS).  There are many more game modes (including multiple custom modes, career mode, rival mode, Skins, Matchplay, Elimination, Team Challenge, etc.), additional commentary, and a HUGE list (HUNDREDS!!!!) of downloadable courses that are not even offered on the ALL ACCESS PASS arcade upgrade.  We all know that PGA Tour Golf is basically a port of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf but I never realized how much was left out of the arcade version.  It obviously makes sense to dumb it down and take out much of the fluff in order for people to play quickly which intern allows more money to be plunked into the machine.

I was wondering how this game would interact with a trackball interface.  I tried it with a smaller PC trackball mouse and it worked remarkably well.  This game was designed to be used with a mouse or trackball using the "Trueswing" option.  Also, 2 click and 3 click button options can be used for those that prefer the shot meter method and this could be easily implemented within an arcade setup as well.

For those of you that are having problems with your card reader and cannot create or save a golfer on your PGA Tour Golf, the PC version offers you a ton of options for customizing your own golfer and it will save your golfer to the hard drive without the use of a card or a working card reader.  I find this to be convenient and is an awesome option for the career mode where you create your golfer and then have a calendar of events that you can choose to enter each month.  You will receive money for your winnings, obtain sponsors, upgrade your equipment, and try to achieve your goal of taking Tiger Woods down as the number one golfer in the world.  You can play up to 30 seasons in career mode!

I'm ordering a USB/PS2 interface Happ trackball for the PC on Monday.  I have a tower computer ready to go and will be installing Windows XP service pack 3.  I will be upgrading the ram and will be looking for a nice and affordable video card so that the game plays perfectly.  Then I'm going to order another KADE Device (I've ordered a couple of these in the past for some projects and they are awesome) in order to take the PC keyboard hot key assignments for Tiger Woods 06 and map them to arcade buttons (flyby, move golfer left/right, replay, etc.).  It will be fun to design a new control panel for this game and customize it for the new button layouts.  Then I can build a pedestal or put it into an empty PGA Tour Golf cabinet (put a 29" Vizio Razor LCD in yours if you haven't already...it's STUNNING!) and I should be good to go!

I will continue to tinker with PGA Tour Golf but to be honest, if this PC version works as well in the end as I think it will I don't know that it would be necessary to try to add courses, golfers, etc to the arcade version any longer as the PC version seems to address and supersede all of those nagging issues.  The final burden would be trying to achieve online play but I don't think that will be an option for us with these older versions with the EA servers taken offline and no other option to set up our own server that I know of.

I will be happy to keep everyone updated on this if there is any interest.  I realize this is straying a little off topic and I don't want to derail my own thread so I may start another thread for this project.  Any questions, suggestions, or concerns would be appreciated.  I would rather complete this project correctly the first time versus finding out I made a major mistake after completion.

I hope that everyone is doing well and I look forward to any correspondence!



Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on October 19, 2013, 12:11:24 pm
Hey guys, sorry for dropping out for awhile. I have had some personal stuff ive had to deal with. I havent even fired up my games in a month or 2.

the tiger woods PC idea sounds great. Ive already got everything needed to try it here except the software. I think I will get it and convert my pga to tiger woods. After all the problems ive had with the pga computers im to the point of giving up anyway. Ill buy the software and keep you up to date on how its going.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on October 19, 2013, 12:24:12 pm
Picked up mine (Tiger Woods Golf 06 PC version) on eBay for about $10 if I remember.  Let me know how you are coming along and I will do the same.  Hope everything is going well on your end.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on October 19, 2013, 12:46:44 pm
Its been a rough couple months but im finally past it. Ill get on Ebay and buy it today. This really does sound like a solution to me.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on October 19, 2013, 12:50:54 pm
Dirt, if you have a dedicated PGA Tour Golf cabinet look into taking out your 27" CRT and putting the 29" Vizio Razor LCD in there.  The difference is night and day and to put it bluntly the game looks bad ass with that LCD in the cabinet.  The 26" looks too small but the extra width of the PGA cabinets will allow for that specific 29" LCD to fit like a glove.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on October 19, 2013, 03:20:02 pm
Thats a good idea. if the tiger woods works good ill definitely swap out the crt.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on October 19, 2013, 03:29:30 pm
I just bought tiger woods 2007 for $23.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on October 19, 2013, 03:36:01 pm
Let me know if it works well.  I stayed with 2006 because it was the latest version that I could find that I new would support the trackball well.  If 2007 supports the trackball then I will be grabbing that too.  In fact, I was going to try 2006 and if it worked I was then going to try 07, then 08, etc. until trackball support wasn't working well any longer.  Please let me know how it works on your end!  So far Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf 2006 for PC is making PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge with ALL ACCESS PASS seem like a demo, ha!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on October 19, 2013, 04:04:45 pm
Ill let you know as soon as it gets here. I didnt know there might be a trackball issue.

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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on October 26, 2013, 10:42:24 pm
i'm very interested in what you guys are doing.  Please keep in this thread and let us know progress.  I've been pretty bummed I can't save players and this would get us there.  Still wishing for online play!!!!  I played the crap out of 08 on the wii and loved it  if we can do that w a track ball thats pretty sweet!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 27, 2013, 04:56:32 am
Hi guys,
Great to see you guys are still going strong with ur machines and all the great things u r doing with them.
I have just recently added tiger woods 2008 to my multicade machine using an arcade betson trackball linked to an ultimarc optipac also added left n right mouse buttons through the optipac.
The game plays perfectly with this setup and I am going to try online play soon through direct ip link option in the game will keep you posted.

Thx Spifire
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: slapchop on October 28, 2013, 12:41:39 am
HELLO ALL just got given an pga championship 3 arcade machine and have ordered  the wrong game load cds they sent me team challenge disks has anyone got the pga championship 3 install cds I have no idea where to start with trying to get this thing to work 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: slapchop on October 28, 2013, 12:46:27 am
here is a pic of what was given to me
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 28, 2013, 12:39:07 pm
Could anyone give me a PM, to setup a phone call with me to get 3 of these machines working?

I've got 2 Team Challenges and a Championship.

I can't get any of them to work properly.

It would be much easier to handle it one on one, one machine at a time. Could someone please give me a PM?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 28, 2013, 01:46:59 pm
If I wanted to reformat ther hard drive, and reinstall the golf software, what would be the process?

I have the tournament version disc 1 of 1, and disc 2 of 2.

I tried rebooting with disc 1/1 in the drive, and it reinstalls "something" but then gives me a BSOD when I reboot.

I tried disc 2/2 and it never starts the installer.

I also tried to get to disc 2/2 after installing disc 1/1 before rebooting, and I can see the exe files, but none of them work. THey all say "cannot be run in DOS mode".

I am very versed on PC repair (owned my own shop since 1997) but I lost interest, and now I'm doing the arcade machines.

Any help would be appreciated!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 28, 2013, 06:00:49 pm
you should have a system specific OS install disk that you have to install first.

this installs the operating system and drivers for the computer. then after you reboot you get prompted to install the game disk 1/2 and then 2/2.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 28, 2013, 07:02:35 pm
I didn't see one of those, but with about a dozen of these machines on site, I could probably come up with one.

If not, could someone sell and ship one to me?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 28, 2013, 07:23:25 pm
you'd have to find out which system you have (DFI landmark series etc.) as the OS only has drivers for that SPECIFIC computer installed.

the OS disk is a stripped down version of a windows XP install that has all the support stipped out of it. Basically if you wanted to plug in a USB keyboard into it, you'd likely run into driver issues.

the OS has a call in the boot that autoruns and says to insert the game disk 1 to install the rest of the software.

if you have issues obtaining an OS install disk, i'm sure one of us here might have it someplace...just make sure to post what system it is so we can match it to the proper disk.

IIRC global VR sells a disk for the OS install that has all the appropriate drivers for all the systems they built for these cabinets. (IE not system specific)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 28, 2013, 07:44:33 pm
Can you be a little more specific on where I would find what system I have?

The reason I am asking is that I've picked and pulled enough parts from 3 systems to get a fully operational system, but it takes forever to boot into the game.

The hard drive from the Championship machine is the one that I'd really like to get working.

So let me ask this...

Does the IO board have to match the Dongle? And does that have to match the hard drive?

From my understanding, the hard drive has the OS (duh) which has the golf software for the particular games. The dongle is just a key to authenticate the software. And io card is just a way to get the controls to be read by the pc.

Also, is a Jamma board required for this? One of the games has a Jamma board that the controls go to, then to the io board. The other machines has the controls going directly to the io board.

I think I need to take more pics of these machines! I'm confusing myself now.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: slapchop on October 29, 2013, 01:36:29 am
Ok had I look what is  in the pc box and these are all the parts I have team challenge cd set including recovery cd but this will not load at all says conflict with graphics card and its a championship 3 machine and the cds I have are pga golf team challenge. I need all the help I can get thanks all and  Thank god for this site am reading so much learning heaps as my pc now how is for the tip
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 29, 2013, 10:56:02 am
sarver systems, you have a sticker of some kind on the case someplace that has the model of computer. for instance the computer shown in the post of slapchop above, you can see it says "PS35-BL" this means it's a "DFI PS35-BL"

the IO board doesn't matter
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 29, 2013, 11:41:39 am
OK, perfect. I saw oneof the ioboards was a "superio" I think it said. The other 2 were the same.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 29, 2013, 12:38:16 pm
yes, global went through a bunch of iterations of this machine, changing hardware as supplies dried up. this is why there is 3 or 4 different motherboards 2 or 3 different video cards, and a couple different IO boards.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 29, 2013, 12:51:19 pm
Is there a master list somewhere that says "For this model, use this video card, this dongle, this software, etc..."

The reason I ask is, I know there are more of these machines in another room that I haven't even looked at yet, and I'm sure some of them have already been parted out partially.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 29, 2013, 03:02:03 pm
if you want to get technical, they are basically all the same/similar. the videocards are different but the chip is the same. motherboards use a similar chipset but different sound chips etc.

i belive stpcore put together another thread (or maybe the begining of this one...it's been a while) with installing XP pro on the computer to have better compatibility across the parts and/or replacement parts. ed12 did a thread as well but it sort of got off track. you could have a look through that one as well.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 29, 2013, 03:04:45 pm
Installing XP, and then installing the golf game would be ideal.

I will be looking for that tutorial now.

If I recall, the golf game is running Win98 currently.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 29, 2013, 03:17:12 pm
If I recall, the golf game is running Win98 currently.

it's xp. it just looks like it's win98 because the xp "skin" that make it look like windows xp is not installed. so it has a basic win98 look to it with the plain start menu, plain windows etc.

like i mentioned before, this is install is called "XPe" or "Windows XP Embedded" XPe retains the very basic necessities of windows operation and that's it. nothing else. this keeps the install size down CONSIDERABLY.  (down to under 32mb in some cases) as such there is no driver support other than what the original equipment manufacturers put in the OS. so adding anything results in windows flipping out because there is no drivers available for anything you'd hook up. this also reduces the chance that somebody could attack or hack the machine, for instance loading a virus or hack onto a USB stick and loading it into the system...since the OS would need to load a driver for the USB device to access it.

you'd be surprised at what kinds of things actually run XPe. ATM machines, Cable boxes, Car radios, Cash registers, GPS devices... the list goes on. The requirement that microsoft has with XPe is that the end user never see the windows itself and that the OS boot straight to the software.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 29, 2013, 03:36:05 pm
SO let me ask this then....

Boot the machine with an XP disc.
Load XP.
Install the necessary drivers (video, USB, etc...)
Insert disc 1, load the golf software.
Install disc 2, load whatever is on the disc.
Profit?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 29, 2013, 05:55:03 pm
sort of.

I don't know much about trying to load XP on the stock hardware. I tried following the original thread and got confused. but, I'm guessing you could...there is a hercules software program that apparently does some calls around the system (i guess in an effort to ensure the proper hardware was being run or that the security dongle is still good or something) it can't hurt to try though since you have original hardware.

There where plans at one time(original ed thread) to fix the software to have it run on any system...remove the dongle calls so you didn't need the security dongle any more... insert extra players into the game...and on and on and on. FYI this is where the original PGA thread sort of degraded and started getting off track and people in the thread started going crazy and eating each other and everything came to a head.

i'm sure in a bit stpcore will chime in...he knows WAY more about the system and what you would need to do in this instance.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 29, 2013, 06:53:45 pm
Doing away with the dingle would be AWESOME!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on October 29, 2013, 08:01:12 pm
I don't have much time to go into anything this evening but I was just reading through the most recent posts and wanted to chime in.

What I ended up doing was a fresh install of PGA (with the original recovery CD that contains the XPE and install CDs) in a Dell Optiplex computer (search earlier in this thread for more info).  The Optiplex runs much better than the original computers that Global VR used.  I had to install the TI4200 graphics card and the I/O board as well installing a couple drivers manually to the Optiplex and these things run like a champ.  In one Optiplex I was able to install an upgraded graphics card and can output via HDMI is is convenient.

If anyone is missing a CD please PM me as I have just about anything you can imagine for PGA and installs.

I will make it a point to check PMs tomorrow and peek in on this thread and offer any assistance I can.

SPITFIRE: Let me know if you are successful in the online play.  I am going to finish up this PGA Golf 2006 PC version and then try 2008 since you said it's running well.  I'm also going to give 2005 a try as it seems that may be the CLOSEST (menus, setup, graphics, etc.) version of PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge.


Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 29, 2013, 08:43:50 pm
I've got Disc 1/1 and Disc 2/2. I don't have an OS disc. Unless its buried in another machine that I haven't touched yet.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on October 29, 2013, 08:51:27 pm
I just recently purchased a PGA tour Team Challenge machine at an auction. The machine had PGA Challenge installed on it but I found the Team Challenge discs in the back of the machine so I installed them but found out after I did that I have the PGA Challenge Dongle instead of Team Challenge. Does anyone know someone that is selling the Team Challenge dongle?

By the way I have read through all the post on this post and the others and love the interaction that group has going on and I cant wait to participate and get involved
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 30, 2013, 12:03:31 am
Depending on what I can get working, and what I can't...I have 2 dongles for you.

What's the going price on 1 of these anyways? I wanna help out as much as I can, but I need to be fair for both of us.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on October 30, 2013, 08:05:33 am
The only place I have found for sale is by one company on ebay. They wanted $149.00 for the dongle and the installation discs. Thats why I figured I would try here and see what you guys had.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 30, 2013, 08:33:53 am
I'll get with him over the weekend and see what he wants to do.

I think he wants to convert some of these over to multi's. If he does. that would free up a dongle.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: slapchop on October 31, 2013, 12:02:49 pm
Can any 1 pm please if they have championship 3 cds for install for the pc requirements in pic I posted thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 31, 2013, 12:55:50 pm
How difficult is it to clean the trackball on these?

I have 3 that all feel like they are filled with sand.

I've already cleaned the ball itself, but did not disassemble it yet.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 31, 2013, 01:01:18 pm
pretty easy to disassemble.  couple of screws and the 2 halves come apart.

clean off the rollers and it should be good to go.

occasionally you might need to replace the bearings. while they are out, give them a spin, if they spin fast and free (they should make a nice "woosh" sound. they are good.

if they spin slow or "buzz" when you spin them, the bearing is worn out. SOme people say you can soak them is solvent and then after they dry out, in oil to rejuvenate them, but i've never done it, i've just replaced them since we had them.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 31, 2013, 02:14:48 pm
Any idea on replacement bearings?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 31, 2013, 02:49:01 pm
http://na.suzohapp.com/all_catalogs/trackballs/95-0570-00 (http://na.suzohapp.com/all_catalogs/trackballs/95-0570-00)
 or

http://na.suzohapp.com/all_catalogs/trackballs/95-0831-WB (http://na.suzohapp.com/all_catalogs/trackballs/95-0831-WB)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on October 31, 2013, 03:14:24 pm
Excellent! I bet I could source them for much cheaper.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on October 31, 2013, 04:25:06 pm
likely. There should be a tiny part number on the side of the bearing that you could use to search with.

the ones i have are labeled "7R4" they are 1/4IN ID 5/8IN OD (6.4mm ID 15.8mm OD)

found what seems to be a "R4-ZZ" that is the same size

it also lists these as a cross too:
SKF       2Z
TORR    D
FAA       D
---Bad words, bad words, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when saint censors you?---      2ZR
NSK       ZZ
NTN       ZZ
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 01, 2013, 02:31:02 pm
Does anyone need any good detailed shots of these machines?

I'll be working on several machines tomorrow. I'm more than happy to help out.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on November 01, 2013, 04:34:17 pm
Does anyone need any good detailed shots of these machines?

can't hurt. somebody will be sure to need something someday.  :cheers:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: djpoint on November 02, 2013, 10:34:18 am
This is my first time using this forum, i hope i posted this in the correct discussion.  My bar has a PGA Championship 2007 video arcade game. I had some boot up problems several months ago and restored the game using the CD's inside the cabinet.  Past 2 weeks it will randomly not boot up all the way.  I get a blank blue windows xp screen with a frozen mouse arrow.  The only way to correct this is to unplug every cable in the back of the tower, boot it back up. With all the cables unplugged except monitor, i still get that blue screen with mouse arrow. I turn machine off, plug all cables back in, turn it on again and it works fine.  Also the screen is very dim with the game but not with XPe.  Any ideas? Bad cable? Hardrive? Video card?.....Any info. would help...thanks.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on November 02, 2013, 01:35:28 pm
FIRST THE GOOD NEWS:

it still boots.

NOW THE BAD NEWS:

it might not for much longer

things to look at...


fans fans fans fans.

it's SUPER important that the fans are operating properly. these things become ticking time bombs if they overheat. you will want to peel open the computer and check over everything. make sure the fans are working.


make sure the capacitors look okay. you don't want them looking like this:
(http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SelectTronix/2011-11-27_220850_capacitors.jpg)

they don't necessarily leak out the top...even just a domed top is an indication something is going sideways on you.

be sure to check the main board and the videocard for bad capacitors.

remove the power supply and take the lid off it. and check the capacitors in there too. i'll bet someplace you will find some blown caps.

if your power supply has blown caps, just go ahead and replace it with a new one. They can be had from a computer or parts store for under $50.

if your board had blown caps you might have to gain some nerves and change them.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 03, 2013, 08:35:21 am
I was ble to locate some discs for the games. He had an envelope stashed away with a bunch of CDs and books for the games.

I also found 2 credit card-looking things in there. 1 says its a player's card, the other is a technicians card (I think it said).

Any idea what these are for? I know they plug into the card reader, but purpose do they serve?

I'll post up the part numbers soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 03, 2013, 09:43:41 am
I was ble to locate some discs for the games. He had an envelope stashed away with a bunch of CDs and books for the games.

I also found 2 credit card-looking things in there. 1 says its a player's card, the other is a technicians card (I think it said).

Any idea what these are for? I know they plug into the card reader, but purpose do they serve?

I'll post up the part numbers soon.

One of the cards (orange) is an Operator Card that was used while registering the game for online play and tournaments.  It is no longer used since the Global VR servers are not up and running.  The second is a players card which can be used to save the golfer you can create within the game.  This allows you to take your custom golfer to different machines and choose him in the player menu by inserting your card when asked.  If your card reader is not working these options (create a golfer, load your golfer) will not be available to you.

I do have a bunch of players cards if anyone is looking for one or more.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mllkat on November 04, 2013, 08:02:12 pm
Greetings,

I have been reading all your posts with interest as I have been gathering pieces for the PGA Tour Game for awhile now. I have all the software and dongles for the original PGA Golf, the software and dongle for Championship III, and for PGA Challenge, which I have been running up until now on a makeshift cabinet that was originally an old Taito cab. I recently obtained the PGA team Challenge Software and all access pass along with its dongle, but as luck would have it, my PGA computer went south on me. After reading some of Ed12's work on adapting the system to use different video cards and others to use a different computer, I decided to try an older E-Machine (T-6524). After installing the software and using Ed's tips for the video card, I was able to get the E-Machine to load up PGA challenge and go into attract mode. Does this mean this computer will work for this game? I haven't tried hooking up the controls yet, but so far so good. In addition, I went ahead and loaded the team challenge software and again it went fine until it said the dongle was invalid. I am assuming this is because the I/O card is wrong. It is the older Nytric 1.5. If what I read is correct, that would work for PGA Challenge but not for team challenge. Am I correct in this assumption? Any and all assistance would be appreciated.

Mllkat
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on November 04, 2013, 08:51:07 pm
I received the tiger woods 2007 game. I wont have time to work on it till next weekend, im going out of town this weekend. Ill keep you guys posted on how it goes.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on November 04, 2013, 10:57:04 pm
it said the dongle was invalid. I am assuming this is because the I/O card is wrong. It is the older Nytric 1.5.
Mllkat

i would think it's because the dongle is invalid. you must have the correct version of dongle for the software. it should say "tm challenge" on the dongle. if there was an issue with the IO board, the controls wouldn't work etc.

check your parallel port settings in the bios and be sure it's set up proper. you may have to switch it to another mode to get it to work right (ECP+EPP or bidirectional mode)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on November 07, 2013, 05:50:14 pm
Hey guys. Been out of the loop for a little while. Still hoping to unlock the "All Access" on my Team Challenge machine but no luck. There's a seller on eBay that's selling the upgrade for $295 but won't budge on the price. If anyone finds one in the $200 range (or preferably less) please let me know.

My main question was about a video card. As noted above I have the Team Challenge machine with the DFI computer. Will this card work on my system with a simple swap:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BFG-Nvidia-GeForce-6600-GT-OC-128MB-GDDR3-PCI-Express-video-graphics-card-/231090223367?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item35ce0cf907 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BFG-Nvidia-GeForce-6600-GT-OC-128MB-GDDR3-PCI-Express-video-graphics-card-/231090223367?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item35ce0cf907)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If this won't work, can someone direct me to a card that would be an upgrade and stop the random choppiness that I get.

Again, thanks for the help!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mllkat on November 07, 2013, 05:57:30 pm
it said the dongle was invalid. I am assuming this is because the I/O card is wrong. It is the older Nytric 1.5.
Mllkat

i would think it's because the dongle is invalid. you must have the correct version of dongle for the software. it should say "tm challenge" on the dongle. if there was an issue with the IO board, the controls wouldn't work etc.

check your parallel port settings in the bios and be sure it's set up proper. you may have to switch it to another mode to get it to work right (ECP+EPP or bidirectional mode)

Thanks for the reply. I have checked the bios and tried the different modes but to no avail. I have included a pic of the dongle that came with my software and the error screen that comes up.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on November 07, 2013, 07:25:11 pm
you need to make sure you have the parallel port driver installed for the board you are using. it's saying N/A for everything. This is leading me to believe it's trying to read it but can't.

if you installed championship 3 and then team challenge overtop, you might need to reload windows, then install team challenge from scratch.

this software can be very finicky with stock hardware, let alone with hacked together hardware.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 08, 2013, 12:28:52 am
With my limited knowledge of this machine, but massive amounts of knowledge of PCs in general, I would completely agree with lilshawn.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 08, 2013, 01:04:38 am
not olny dose the s/w have to match the s/w on the dongle..
a simple over-write is a full no no
u MUST clean the hardrive of all other verisions of :hercules:
or u will run into a ton of problems..
sticking in windows xp drivers on a >xpe< machine is a touchie touchie thing
u see >xpe< runs on very limted drivers :the ones the mfg needs:
sp2 at best...xp is sp3..total dif biatch
so in short if u got a windows :xp3: driver for the video card ?
and your running windows service pack 3.? then loading on pga
u have a wack of driver problems to over come
this also appy's to your ports

my first advise is to find out what :the un-locked key is for:
they came in multi flavors


ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 08, 2013, 10:31:29 am
Hey guys. Been out of the loop for a little while. Still hoping to unlock the "All Access" on my Team Challenge machine but no luck. There's a seller on eBay that's selling the upgrade for $295 but won't budge on the price. If anyone finds one in the $200 range (or preferably less) please let me know.

My main question was about a video card. As noted above I have the Team Challenge machine with the DFI computer. Will this card work on my system with a simple swap:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BFG-Nvidia-GeForce-6600-GT-OC-128MB-GDDR3-PCI-Express-video-graphics-card-/231090223367?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item35ce0cf907 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BFG-Nvidia-GeForce-6600-GT-OC-128MB-GDDR3-PCI-Express-video-graphics-card-/231090223367?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item35ce0cf907)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If this won't work, can someone direct me to a card that would be an upgrade and stop the random choppiness that I get.

Again, thanks for the help!


Game versions PGA Tour Golf through PGA Tour Golf Championship III all run on the TI4200 video card.  Challenge, Team Challenge, and Team Challenge with All Access will run on the 4200 but will also support the 6600 video card.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 08, 2013, 10:47:40 am
For anyone that is interested in implementing the PC versions of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf in an arcade cabinet I thought I would share some quick notes:

So far I have purchased Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf 2005 and also 2006 and both are confirmed as working well with a HAPP USB LED Trackball.  It's actually pretty funny because when you enter the Pro Shop in 2006 the PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge music starts playing!  I'm currently getting ready to design a clean layout for buttons since the PC version uses the keyboard which offers too many different options (camera angles, positioning golfer, club select, etc.) for a typical arcade control panel.  Nobody wants to use an arcade control panel that has 20 different buttons!  I would like to keep the control panel simple with the trackball and 5 or 6 essential buttons.

I will now be ordering the 2007 and 2008 versions and if those work well I will keep all four versions on one tower so that players can select the year/version that they prefer.  Then I can go in and add courses (hundreds of courses can be added) and get this project finished!

I'm really excited to be able to have a complete "unlocked" version of our Team Challenge game without expensive upgrades and additional limitations (no career mode, limited golfers, etc).  I would encourage all of you to give this a try if you are using these machines for at home personal use.

If anyone has any ideas regarding this project or has anything to offer from personal experience I would really appreciate your input.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 08, 2013, 05:28:09 pm
stpcore...

Would you mind writing up a step-by-step guide on how you accomplished this?

There's a ton of info here in this post, but getting it all cleaned up and put into a single post would be AWESOME.

I'd volunteer my time to do it, but I'm in need of the info myself.
Title: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Tsegler on November 09, 2013, 08:16:40 am
I think it's a great idea! I have a team challenge that Someone had put tw2006 on the hard drive with team challenge
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mllkat on November 11, 2013, 03:51:00 pm
not olny dose the s/w have to match the s/w on the dongle..
a simple over-write is a full no no
u MUST clean the hardrive of all other verisions of :hercules:
or u will run into a ton of problems..
sticking in windows xp drivers on a >xpe< machine is a touchie touchie thing
u see >xpe< runs on very limted drivers :the ones the mfg needs:
sp2 at best...xp is sp3..total dif biatch
so in short if u got a windows :xp3: driver for the video card ?
and your running windows service pack 3.? then loading on pga
u have a wack of driver problems to over come
this also appy's to your ports

my first advise is to find out what :the un-locked key is for:
they came in multi flavors


ed

Thanks for the advice Ed12,
For starters, I got my DFI PGA Challenge computer going again so that eliminated the driver issues. I cleaned the HD and installed PGA Team Challenge fresh. This time I received no invalid Dongle error but I did receive this:

Is this because of the older Nytric (1.5) card? or is there another possibility?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 11, 2013, 04:39:02 pm
Do you have another IO card you can swap out?
Do you have it plugged into a known working USB port?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 11, 2013, 04:42:33 pm
i find that often with them
 chk to make sure u are powering it from the power-supply
there is a header plug for it.
second move to the on-board usb,if u are using the 4 output pcmia style usb adapter
this nornmanly clears it up

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mllkat on November 12, 2013, 04:50:32 pm
i find that often with them
 chk to make sure u are powering it from the power-supply
there is a header plug for it.
second move to the on-board usb,if u are using the 4 output pcmia style usb adapter
this nornmanly clears it up

ed
Do you have another IO card you can swap out?
Do you have it plugged into a known working USB port?

I have combined your advice, I first switched the power supply source and the USB source but to no avail. I then switched the Nytric board and connected it the same way and it worked just fine. Thanks for all the help. Now I need to decide whether to try to find an empty PGA cab, build one (I have the actual plans used by Global VR for their cab) or just continue to use my makeshift Taito cab. I would like to use the new control panel I have or the new cabinet header...or the sideart I have to use...(as I said, I have been gathering parts for a while now). Thanks again.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 12, 2013, 04:55:10 pm
Where are you located? If you're near Pittsburgh.. let me know.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 12, 2013, 05:59:39 pm
i find that often with them
 chk to make sure u are powering it from the power-supply
there is a header plug for it.
second move to the on-board usb,if u are using the 4 output pcmia style usb adapter
this nornmanly clears it up

ed
Do you have another IO card you can swap out?
Do you have it plugged into a known working USB port?

I have combined your advice, I first switched the power supply source and the USB source but to no avail. I then switched the Nytric board and connected it the same way and it worked just fine. Thanks for all the help. Now I need to decide whether to try to find an empty PGA cab, build one (I have the actual plans used by Global VR for their cab) or just continue to use my makeshift Taito cab. I would like to use the new control panel I have or the new cabinet header...or the sideart I have to use...(as I said, I have been gathering parts for a while now). Thanks again.

Personally, I would recommend doing a pedestal cabinet.  They can be portable and give you the newer Golden Tee bar style play.  Below is an example of a very slim PGA Tour Golf cabinet that I sell locally.  They are popular, slim, and built like a horse.  Now if you go with a PGA Tour Golf cabinet and you are building it to specs I would recommend using the 29" Vizio LCD 720p tv as it fills the space well and is superior to any CRT that you would put in there in my opinion.  You can see this below as well.

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/2013-09-22074120_zps60d7425c.jpg) (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/stp24core/media/2013-09-22074120_zps60d7425c.jpg.html)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/stp24core/2013-09-21093123_zpsdacb6919.jpg) (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/stp24core/media/2013-09-21093123_zpsdacb6919.jpg.html)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: apristel on November 20, 2013, 01:43:01 pm
Can we install PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge on a motherboard other than the original ones?

I have the disks..?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 20, 2013, 02:28:27 pm
Yes you can.  The most important thing is making sure the video card is compatible or installing the proper drivers for a video card that is not supported.  I install PGA Tour Golf versions on Dell Optiplex GX240 and GX260 versions and they run fine.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: apristel on November 20, 2013, 05:07:31 pm
I actually have a gx280 that I want to use, but when I launch the install it says that the mobo isn't allowed... are there any flags to bypass it that you know of?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 20, 2013, 05:31:42 pm
Allow me to correct myself.  In my original reply I said I had installed PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge on a GX240 and GX260.  That was incorrect.  I've installed it successfully on a GX260 and a GX280.  I also installed a 6600 video card on the GX280 and hooked the hard drive up to the IDE cable.  I then installed a sound driver and the game ran fine.  I never encountered a motherboard error.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: apristel on November 20, 2013, 05:42:38 pm
I'm going to give it another go, I'm installing the embedded XP right now on a new drive via the SATA port, I have all the drivers etc all set.

Thanks for your input. I'll report back.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 20, 2013, 05:54:14 pm
pga golf is NOT mother board portected
olny the VIDEO CARD..which we all know the way around

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 20, 2013, 06:35:54 pm
which we all know the way around

ed

Do tell!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 20, 2013, 06:47:10 pm
stpcore layed out my work
follow his advise

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mllkat on November 24, 2013, 12:51:23 pm
pga golf is NOT mother board portected
olny the VIDEO CARD..which we all know the way around

ed

Just to follow up with Ed12 and Stpcore has said, I was able to use an E-Machine T6524 using an older Nvidia card following ED12's instructions and it is working just fine. It did require me to make sure all my required motherboard drivers were installed BEFORE I installed the PGA Software. After I installed the imbedded XP, added the necessary drivers, and then installed the PGA Software it is a steady performer. Thanks to ED12 and Stpcore for all their ground work. Opens the door for other possibilities.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 24, 2013, 05:06:58 pm
So brought home the 4 CDs needed for reinstalling the software on a Team Challenge machine, for 2 reasons.

#1: I am having issues getting the software to install.
It'll do 1 of 2 things:
     A: When it gets to disc #2, it yells about the software being a different version, with options for continue, retry, abort. I am able to retry, through about 25 files, and then it prompts for disc 3 as expected. I know it is the correct disc because they are all original discs, with matching version numbers.
     B: It'll install all the way through with no errors, but when the game runs, at a random time (sometimes within minutes, sometimes an hour later) I get an error about it not being to read a file.
#2: I want to make backup copies of these CDs both onto another CD, on a DVD, and possibly to USB thumb drive.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 24, 2013, 07:47:15 pm
i just copy them as iso's

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 24, 2013, 09:13:00 pm
I was really hoping to use the USB drive to install from as well.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 24, 2013, 10:10:06 pm
as a rule
the :normal: mobo's used do not support that type of loading
ie: boot from usb,u have to rember u are working with legacey here
now as i have stated..it is :NOT MOTHER BOARD DEPENDENT:,
so if want to swap mobo's go for gold....
if not iso is your best bet

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 25, 2013, 09:16:47 am
So how about this then...

Boot from the CD to get the OS reloaded.
Then plop in the USB drive to do the last 3 discs?

I'm trying to eliminate the CDs as much as I can.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 25, 2013, 11:38:09 am
put the complete o/s on a dvd
and use a dvd drive to load it with

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on November 25, 2013, 12:23:25 pm
I wasn't wanting to put a DVD drive in it, but your reply made me think "Just hook one up temporarily!!!" Brilliant!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 25, 2013, 12:53:50 pm
thats all i do
besides the fact dvd readers are a dime a dozen now
and burners are like 27.00..for me atleast up here in the great white north
i am sure u can get them for cheaper.
your olny real investment
will be for the burner..handy as u get to keep it.
just make sure all of the drives read the -x right
and burn at that speed -x
btw make sure u are writting a bootable dvd
ie:boot track

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: laurend on November 27, 2013, 10:36:16 pm
HI!  I am trying to help a friend.  He had a Team Challenge DFI Computer with a PS35-BL MB.  MB went bad and he found a Used Computer on Ebay (Gobal VR EA Sports PGA Tour Team Challenge All Access Computer PC All 27 courses).  It came with the dongel but not the Nytric input/out put card.  Got the replacement tower in yesterday.   Put in the Nytric Card from the old Tower and now he is trying to hook it back up.  It will boot up, but sometimes will say 'no player card reader', which we have plugged in but do not use.  or we will get a message about the usb io card.  Any ideas on what we need to do.  I can't tell if we need to get a different io card or not.  Please help!!!!  Thank you so very much!!!!!


This is the link to what he bought -  http://www.ebay.com/itm/301011159552?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/301011159552?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 27, 2013, 11:00:00 pm
i will go through this 1 more time
u do not need the 4-1 usb card to plug in the i/o card
just take it to the main usb on the mobo
it is all it need's,now the older cards do need a power feed from the putters power supply,u will see the normal 4 pin hook up for it at the top of the card..
next the player card problem could be 2 fold
but u can just inqoure it because the reader is getting flakey :or the usb:
second just hit start button it will by-pass the test
in the game set up mode u :can: turn that feature off
now with all that said make sure the usb's on the main mobo are working right..
which u can test real time with a mouse or a keyboard >mouse is best<

here is what happens,if u have not read it all ?
these boards are legacey,they tend to get strange.,as i have stated the
game is not MOTHER BOARD DEPENDET olny the video card..
but that walk around is now well posted
they are also windows >xp:e:<
that is limted drivers loaded
u may need to load in drivers manual.,.dll/.ocx etc..windows system32 and windows system

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: laurend on November 27, 2013, 11:19:40 pm
Sorry for making you repeat yourself.  I have been trying to read all the posts in this thread, but there are sooooo many.  I am thinking we are missing something.  There is the dongel, power cord, usb kb & usb card reader.  Nothing else.  We plugged in the kb and card reader into the mb and the usb pigtail - no difference.  Also, tried to bypass the message with the start button - nothing happened.  I will re-read all your posts and play with it some more tomorrow.  Thanks again for your in-put! :)

----
Based on the info I have given you, do you think the Nytric IO Card we have will work with this system?  Wasn't sure if we had to get the conversion card.  Thanks again
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 28, 2013, 12:02:17 am
laurend
none taken :)
the 2 threads are a biatch to keep up with,i know ..
but do filter out the clutter
stpcore got on to it real fast,what i was stating,that is
now lose the mouse and keyboard..it is a stand alone game.
before u do this make dang sure your usb ports are all there
1,2,3,4 or how however many the mobo has ? and are working right..:do not load drivers at this point..
on the back of the tower use them 1's there should be 2
they hook straight to the mobo.
the ones  on board usb's are >usb1<,the 4-1 port makes it  >usb1-usb2<
but it often becomes un-glued in windows >xpe< thus causing u a boat load of grief.
as far  to it not answering the :start: command
make sure if it is a older nitric board that the 4 pin header is plugged in..:most important:,then chk the cab wiring,
also well u are under the hood as it said chk all fans,every last 1 of them.i can not say that enough..also make sure if your video card has a fan that it is working ?
as it will cause u a boat load of problems as u just stated
if it dose not 1 >stick 1 on it<,
and hope for the best..
as 4800's are a very far and in few between
hence the original thread.
the other problems are walk arounds

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 03, 2013, 02:37:04 pm
HI!  I am trying to help a friend.  He had a Team Challenge DFI Computer with a PS35-BL MB.  MB went bad and he found a Used Computer on Ebay (Gobal VR EA Sports PGA Tour Team Challenge All Access Computer PC All 27 courses).  It came with the dongel but not the Nytric input/out put card.  Got the replacement tower in yesterday.   Put in the Nytric Card from the old Tower and now he is trying to hook it back up.  It will boot up, but sometimes will say 'no player card reader', which we have plugged in but do not use.  or we will get a message about the usb io card.  Any ideas on what we need to do.  I can't tell if we need to get a different io card or not.  Please help!!!!  Thank you so very much!!!!!


This is the link to what he bought -  http://www.ebay.com/itm/301011159552?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/301011159552?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

If your only problem is the card reader error I would do one of two things.  One-Just hit start and be done with it.  Two-get one of the more recent card readers that have the LED lights on them.  The reason I say this is because I have 6 of the older card readers and although they are recognized by device manager NONE of them are recognized in PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge (with or without All Access).  However, every single card reader that has the LED lights on the front has worked flawlessly.  Unfortunately those readers are not as easy to find but you will see them come up for sale on occasion.

If your friend likes building custom golfers I would recommend installing a PC version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf as it gives you extensive player options (from game face, to clothing and accessories, to golf clubs and equipment, etc.).  Since it saves everything to your computer hard drive no card readers are necessary and you can start a career mode which allows you to build your skills on a tournament by tournament basis.  Saving a golfer to your computer is nice if you have multiple friends playing on your machine since they don't need a player card and it will save ALL of their individual stats and records (players card on PGA Tour Golf does not do this).
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 03, 2013, 02:42:39 pm
Just an update regarding the TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR GOLF PC versions.  The 2006 version is working nicely but I don't recommend the 2005 version as it's not as similar as our PGA Tour Golf arcade machines.  Next I will order 2007 and 2008 and see how they play.  From the bit of research I've done it seems that 2008 may be the last playable version with a trackball.  I will update again soon.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf (PC Version) 2005  *Supports trackball but NOT RECOMMENDED*
Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf (PC Version) 2006  *Supports trackball with similar graphics to PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge RECOMMENDED*
Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf (PC Version) 2007  *TBD*
Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf (PC Version) 2008  *TBD*
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flyer92292 on December 05, 2013, 12:47:27 am
Hi everybody recently came into a pga championship III edition and it was working as recently as last week as it started to load today it came up with a
"disk boot failure, Insert system disk a press enter" Im not very good at fixing problems yet since im pretty young have limited experience in the arcade world and was wondering what i can do to get back to being able to play.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 05, 2013, 09:22:24 am
That's a pretty familiar screen, lol.  When the computer starts how many beeps are you getting?  If you moved the machine recently something may have become loose or unseated such as ram, video card, hard drive, etc.  I've fixed that problem in the past by doing any one of a number of things including reseating the ram, reseating/replacing the battery on the mother board, replacing the power supply, reseating/replacing the video card, replacing the hard drive etc.  With that being said, the beep code (number of beeps you hear as the computer starts) may be able to help pinpoint the problem versus having to try to take each step blind.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on December 05, 2013, 12:47:20 pm
yes everything stpcore says
but i would foucs on the cmos batt.
as your screen is telling me it cannot find its boot partition

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on December 05, 2013, 02:35:34 pm
From my MANY years of PC experience, but limited experience of arcades, I would say you have a dead hard drive, or a loose cable going to the hard drive.

However, by all means, please follow the adive of the others here as well, they are worth every cent!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on December 05, 2013, 03:39:02 pm
well i thought the same thing..dead drive
but at the same time i know the bios batt will also cause this error.
with that aside,the drive can be slaved and chked in another putter just as fast..
if the unit will not detect the cdrom ?
it tells u the bios is not right,as i have never seen the ide interface fail to date

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on December 05, 2013, 08:14:50 pm
well it has got to the point where it's loading the OS, so the POST has passed... everything is all good there.

taking a look at the photo above, there is no drive detection. (reads none,none,cdrom,none)

you have a bad connection on the harddrives data cable... where it plugs into the harddrive, where it plugs to the motherboard, or a bad power connection.

if those are in good order, the drive has toasted.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on December 05, 2013, 08:34:04 pm
ya the board is passing its crc chks
reason i am pointed to the cmos is if it fails
it will not know what drive to look for no matter what
on the other hand,u as i said can slave the drive in another comp. to see if it is toast

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on December 05, 2013, 11:43:10 pm
Do you have a jumper on the drive to tell it Master/Slave/CS?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: flyer92292 on December 06, 2013, 12:36:34 am
Hey guys just wanted to say thanks for the input i reseatted a few things then got to the harddrive and when i touched the connector it practically fell out lol needless to say everythings back and running well again but one more question i was wondering if its possible to change what the header says. Just thought it would be cool to make it say something instead of weird things lol
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 06, 2013, 12:18:20 pm
If you have the correct connector for your Beta Brite topper and connect it to your computer it will display game stats during game play for Challenge and Team Challenge. Not sure if it does for Championship III or not. It's annoying watching the advertising sign advertise for itself, lol.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on December 06, 2013, 02:04:57 pm
Can that sign be used for anything else?
Or programmed by any other games or computer?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 06, 2013, 02:29:56 pm
There is a free program or two that will allow you to tinker with the sign display. It's available online. Google search Beta Brite Software or similar to find it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 06, 2013, 02:32:49 pm
I have a few of these PGA Beta Brite sign toppers and I'm looking into making them into live sports ticker (update scores and news) displays by streaming an RSS feed through a computer and to the sign. In theory it should work but I haven't begun to attempt this yet.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on December 06, 2013, 02:34:42 pm
i found some software someplace that did just that. i'll have to see if I can find out what it was.

edit:

also i'm lazy

http://www.remote-control.net/software/ledsign/ (http://www.remote-control.net/software/ledsign/)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 06, 2013, 08:58:23 pm
i found some software someplace that did just that. i'll have to see if I can find out what it was.

edit:

also i'm lazy

http://www.remote-control.net/software/ledsign/ (http://www.remote-control.net/software/ledsign/)

Hey man...perfect. I will try that out soon. Did you get a chance to test out the software? Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on December 19, 2013, 04:14:37 pm
Would anybody be able to help me out.  I am doing a Team Challenge install and I cannot find my Rescue CD for the life of me.  I know it's here but I recently moved my office from upstairs to downstairs and it has to be in one of about 50 boxes.  If someone has time to upload an iso to dropbox I would be very appreciative of your efforts and would be happy to help you with whatever I can.  It can be the Rescue/Recovery CD for Challenge or Team Challenge (US edition).

I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on December 19, 2013, 09:26:08 pm
the rescue disk was the os install wasn't it? i have 4 ISO's on dropbox already but i sort of half ass labeled them.


Sent a PM to you anyways...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on December 19, 2013, 09:46:40 pm
stpcore needs the usa 1...there is olny 2 rev's i know of
where we share 4

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 01, 2014, 01:36:17 pm
Recently noted that when playing All Access the announcers don't announce every player at first tee. Started to search hd and found an extensive library of commentary in a folder. Any idea of location or .ini for settings to adjust commentary to include all files in the folder.  Also installed geforce 5200 as it is listed in the driver notes without problem. Still didn't resolve the stutter on the attract screen.
Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 01, 2014, 07:34:29 pm
The installs I have done on a couple Dell towers did not have any stutter during attract mode or game play which is nice.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on January 01, 2014, 08:26:44 pm
stuttering could be a  low memory issue or overheating CPU (windows swaps to HD causing lag or the CPU does a thermal throttle causing the lag)

a rotten videocard will cause it too. check the caps and cooling.

pull the CPU cooler and reapply the thermal interface. make sure the heatsink makes good square contact.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on January 01, 2014, 09:02:47 pm
well i was gonna chime in and say the ram also
if the old video card crapped out ?
time for some ram

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 02, 2014, 07:48:52 am
Does it on 2 differen video card. 1.5 g ram but will pull it one  by one and see if it helps. Will also reapply thermal paste but only does it on attract video. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 02, 2014, 07:50:59 am
Does any know if the commentary announces every playable golfer at first tee.  Mine isnt announcing everyone.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dtreidjr on January 03, 2014, 12:47:47 am
The installs I have done on a couple Dell towers did not have any stutter during attract mode or game play which is nice.

Hi there.  Sorry for the hijack here but I saw the work you've done and was wondering how to get ahold of you to buy one of the machines you've built.  My name is Dan Reid and I was the PGA Tour Championship National champion.  They put me all over the machine ads and gave me my own player.  I had a machine but when Global shut down their support of the machines, I gave my machine to a local vendor.  Anyway, I'd be interested in buying one to have in my new house. 

Looks like you've done some incredible work!
Dan
dtreidjr@aol.com
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on January 03, 2014, 01:30:21 am
hey stpcore
thats impersive

Dan Reid

he is in the player list


ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on January 03, 2014, 01:39:25 am
Hi Dan
btw gobal did not really drop there support
what went on was ea sports sued and won a 400mil law suit against
gobal
even though there was an agremet in place for name usage
ea wanted to go on there own ?
so they :ea: fourced gobal to shut down there servers
and stop using the trade mark gobal/vr
once the peeing contest is over u will have to dif companys now
if u ask how i know it is easy
i was signed to a nda with gobal/ea sports
i recieved the order to stop work on the ea side
this is the hercules moudle and a few other modules used in the game

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 03, 2014, 09:13:22 am
The installs I have done on a couple Dell towers did not have any stutter during attract mode or game play which is nice.

Hi there.  Sorry for the hijack here but I saw the work you've done and was wondering how to get ahold of you to buy one of the machines you've built.  My name is Dan Reid and I was the PGA Tour Championship National champion.  They put me all over the machine ads and gave me my own player.  I had a machine but when Global shut down their support of the machines, I gave my machine to a local vendor.  Anyway, I'd be interested in buying one to have in my new house. 

Looks like you've done some incredible work!
Dan
dtreidjr@aol.com

Good to hear from you, Dan. I can certainly help you out. Send me a PM or I will send you an email later today and we can get on the same page to do something customized for you.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 27, 2014, 11:42:24 am
Does anyone have a Team Challenge rescue CD that they could share with me?  Mine isn't working and I can't find my spare (been looking!).  Thanks in advance, guys.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on January 27, 2014, 11:56:13 am
mine is for canada or i would share it with u..

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 27, 2014, 12:34:21 pm
Thanks.  I spoke with someone a couple days ago that ordered the rescue and install CDs from directly from Global VR but Global VR then cancelled the order before shipping.  It doesn't sound like they sell them any longer.   
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on January 27, 2014, 12:41:35 pm
no they do not..
under the terms of settlement
anything that covered :ea:,they must not sell:new of:,olny what they have in stock.
hence the reason for our sister thread:)
i could try to get my rescue up to u
but i am out if it will allow u to load the other disks?
for the simple reason the :key: dat is carried in it..:(
for your other problem
read your pm..i think u need disk 2 or 3 to fix it

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 27, 2014, 12:53:03 pm
I appreciate your willingness to help but I'm thinking someone here in the US may have one.  lilshawn helped me on this before but I had a problem with his rescue for some reason.  If someone has one Challenge or Team Challenge rescue CD in iso format I would appreciate if you would be willing to upload it to Dropbox as I simply don't have any other way to get another copy.

Also, I do have several install CDs and dongles for different versions (except Team Challenge and All Access) so if you have a game that's missing a dongle or if you need some install CDs let me know and I'm sure I can help you.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on January 27, 2014, 03:38:22 pm
I've got some original CDs here.

It's been quite a long time since I did anything with iso's. I'm sure I'll need burning software.

If you can write up a quick step-by-step tutorial in copying these CDs, I can do it for you.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 27, 2014, 04:00:57 pm
I've got some original CDs here.

It's been quite a long time since I did anything with iso's. I'm sure I'll need burning software.

If you can write up a quick step-by-step tutorial in copying these CDs, I can do it for you.

Thanks for your help.  I sent you a PM.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on January 27, 2014, 11:29:34 pm
chk your e-mail
just pick the 1 u need
just ask.
if u do use the full file
rember u go to sp3
and U CANNOT ROOL BACK

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on January 28, 2014, 12:58:51 pm
ok there is 2 of them
try now

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: jgomes600 on February 13, 2014, 05:45:33 pm
Hi Guys,

Firstly Id like to say that Im super excited!!! that I found this forum. ;D ;D ;D

I currently own 4 cabs with all access on them in South Africa and currently trying to build my fifth one.
Please bare with me if I ask anything that has been discussed already and please note that Im not a computer genius but have learned some stuff along the way.

I read that there was some work being done on a dongle free PC has this been achieved as we are all well aware that the parallel ports are becoming very scarce. I have tried going the parallel card route but I could not load the all access disk, however the game functioned perfectly without Aa.

How are you loading your software when there are no IDE ports on a specific mobo. My work around was to load the OS on another PC then plug the HD in the new mobo and it worked perfectly. My current build is not working to well I tried doing the same as there are no IDE ports but I get BSOD!
My guess is that the OS needs/wants to be loaded with the new mobo but my issue is IDE. When I try going the DVD ROM route I get the following message "No valid CDROM device drivers selected"  :banghead: What is your work around?

I read about going the Tiger Woods 2006 route, will the current nitric card work? and has this been a success.

And finally ;) what is your current situation with nitric cards, are you guys able to get?
Ive managed to have a guy build them in SA  :o all the controls work the only thing that needs to be tweaked is the trackball speed as it does not feel the same as the original.

Once again, Im happy to be here and bare with me wrt pc knowledge.

looking forward to your responses.

Regards
J

 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on February 14, 2014, 11:35:25 am
set your mobo bios to boot a usb and or as your first boot device
make sure u have a bootable usb stick,load the progie's u want through it.
why u do not have an ide is beyound me ?

stpcore the dll pkg will not rev u all the way to sp3
u would need a boat load of oxc's/and root installer's
go through the pkg and find any dll that refer's to your problem
place it in system32
and system
u may be needing a oxc file?
i will look

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on February 16, 2014, 12:33:32 am
ok the good news is u do not need a oxc file
now it should have not have reved u,but rather made it sp3 ready
in short your lan should now detect,as should a few other thing's i never touched on.
if u olny want original .dll's i can dropbox them..but i do not think this
is nessary..
to go into a few details about sp3 reving
u would need an active-x file
then u would need dot.net framework 3.5/4/4.1>sp3< style
plus a few other gibbles and bit's.
as these machines run on an older style of server. dot.net framework 1.1
and it is locked,that would need to be over written,thus voiding any lic. to it
hence the reason i held back a rather large chunk of that code
which i can support.
now it may bark and biatch about this that and the other thing,
this is easy,tell it no,or allow it,either way u olny put in a set of dll's that will make it sp3 ready,i tore the other crap out so it will not go..

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: jgomes600 on February 18, 2014, 02:43:04 pm
Hi Ed,

Ive tried making a bootable USB, but when I boot the pc with the USB inserted the pc freezes in the boot up.  :banghead: I assume that I did did something wrong when making it a bootable USB. Ill try downloading different bootable software and give it another shot.
Have you successfully loaded a PGA pc with a bootable USB? If so, what software did you use to make the USB a bootable one, please send me the download link for the software.

Wrt IDE, my current pc's all have IDE but the newer mobo's dont have them anymore, I prefer to use newer hardware as its way more reliable. Im trying to build my next one which doesnt have IDE.

I received a PM from "The-O" I cannot reply for some reason, Ive asked admin to assist.
Please pm me your email address so that we can chat in the meantime.

Thanks in advance guys.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on February 18, 2014, 03:18:25 pm
ok no ide

so u are going to run the full game off of a usb stick ?
or where u going to tie in a sata drive ? >which is best for on the fly up-dates<
as both are different modes
u c u are no longer perparing a harddrive >rescue disk<

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: jgomes600 on February 18, 2014, 05:42:50 pm
Hi Ed,

Yes ill be using a sata hd, just want the usb to load the game onto the drive.
What are your suggestions? As mentioned before Ive tried sata dvd rom but get the error message.

Thanks.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on February 18, 2014, 07:30:18 pm
ya i will need to chk my pga notes on this
there is a way,i think we use iso but do not quote me here yet
will get back to you

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: jgomes600 on February 19, 2014, 01:48:02 am
Hi Ed,

Thanks a million.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Sarver Systems on February 20, 2014, 10:40:26 am
Does anyone know if a wiki exists for this yet?

If not, we should write one.

I know I am VERY confused when I read this post from start to finish.

I've got 3 machines, none of which will boot or play a game.

Having info laid out in an organized fashion would probably eliminate most of the questions posted here.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Tahoe on March 28, 2014, 10:25:26 pm
Has anyone added a Sata PCI controller card so they can run an SSD? I've cloned my old Hard drive and dropped in the sata pci card, but it's not starting up... I think I need to change the BIOS settings any help would be much appreciated.

I'm getting the following message:

For Realtek RTL(R/B/C)/RTL8130 PCI FAst Ethernet....
PXE_E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.
INSERT BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I Have the NB32-SL Motherboard by DFI and I'm running PGA Team Challenge.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on March 29, 2014, 07:14:15 pm
as i covered this
the simple answer is no
u MUST  USE THE BIOS SWITCH ,BUT ALSO HARD-CODE IT INTO HERCULES MOUDLE

>Has anyone added a Sata PCI controller card so they can run an SSD? I've cloned my old Hard drive and dropped in the sata pci card, but it's not starting up... I think I need to change the BIOS settings any help would be much appreciated.

I'm getting the following message:

For Realtek RTL(R/B/C)/RTL8130 PCI FAst Ethernet....
PXE_E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.
INSERT BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I Have the NB32-SL Motherboard by DFI and I'm running PGA Team Challenge.<

drive order
1=floppy
2=hd=0
3=cdrom

if u want it to boot from sata u must hard code it in

drive order
floppy
hd=0
crom
sata
usb etc

etc
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on April 12, 2014, 08:38:57 pm
There's side art on ebay for anyone looking.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Global-VR-PGA-Golf-video-arcade-game-NOS-sideart-NEW-/111324575209?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19eb7635e9 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Global-VR-PGA-Golf-video-arcade-game-NOS-sideart-NEW-/111324575209?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19eb7635e9)

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on April 12, 2014, 08:53:51 pm
nice catch
thats for the dynamo cab

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 31, 2014, 08:10:13 pm
Hi All I am looking for a PGA challange dongle 2.0 or 2.1 to run the challange version of PGA golf. I have tried the team challenge dongle but it doesn't work asks for the 2.0 or 2.1 dongle. I have team challenge but want to play a version with skins on it. Any one have any for sale or happy to trade for team challenge dongle? Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: thesonofabeach on July 04, 2014, 09:11:09 am
I've got some original CDs here.

It's been quite a long time since I did anything with iso's. I'm sure I'll need burning software.

If you can write up a quick step-by-step tutorial in copying these CDs, I can do it for you.

Hi I was wondering if you could help me.. I have a pga team challenge unit in my possession that I said I would fix for a friend and the hard drive is shot and I have replaced it, problem is he has no disks to reload the o/s and software,http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/Smileys/default/banghead.gif .. I have the machine, dongle etc and thought I would be able to download some iso's from the manufacturer's website... as you probably know.. you cant so I was wondering if you or anyone on here could help me with some iso's that I could download.. it is pga team challenge 2006, any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance... Richard...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mattlqx on July 31, 2014, 01:53:27 pm
I have a PGA TC machine. The motherboard on the original machine is kinda hosed (it doesn't hold CMOS settings), so I've been trying to build a replacement machine. I got a Dell Optiplex GX 280. I've mirrored the ECP settings exactly (0378h, DMA 3) and the WinXPE driver/resource settings on the ECP are exactly the same as well, but I can't get the dongle to be seen on the new PC. It only seems to work with the original PC. I'm kinda stumped. I'm also a little surprised nobody has been able to bypass the dongle yet.

(http://users.lqx.net/matt/pga1.jpg)

(http://users.lqx.net/matt/pga2.jpg)

(http://users.lqx.net/matt/pga3.jpg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on July 31, 2014, 03:26:36 pm
where did u plug the i/o card into ?
and u do realize that the parall  port must be native to the mother board right ?
as for the bios that is a batt problem
as for the dongle there is a work around :not realsed to the public: for :legal reason's:

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on August 01, 2014, 09:27:35 am
Use hasp2007xl to get dongle key. Then load onto your computer from same program.  Not sure if the key works on multiple drive or just the drive it was taken from.  My pga cab booting with dongle for past week.

Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mattlqx on August 01, 2014, 02:57:08 pm
where did u plug the i/o card into ?

The I/O card is plugged in, powered and USB connected to an onboard motherboard USB port. Not sure what other possibilities there would be.

Quote
and u do realize that the parall  port must be native to the mother board right ?

Not sure what you mean by this. It's an onboard parallel port.

Quote
as for the bios that is a batt problem

I replaced the battery and still no go.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mattlqx on August 01, 2014, 03:01:13 pm
Use hasp2007xl to get dongle key. Then load onto your computer from same program.  Not sure if the key works on multiple drive or just the drive it was taken from.  My pga cab booting with dongle for past week.

Jason

Thanks for the lead!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: mattlqx on August 01, 2014, 10:15:31 pm
Doh. My problem was the Hasp 4 driver wasn't installed by the restore CDs. I downloaded the driver from Aladdin, installed it with the parallel option and the game works now perfectly on the Optiplex 280 with GeForce 6600!  Nice and smooth!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dirt on August 04, 2014, 06:36:35 pm
Does anyone have a spare power supply for a pga tower? My first computer was never returned by Ed and now my second one has fried the power supply
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on August 05, 2014, 11:01:25 am
it's just a standard ATX power supply. a new power supply will have SATA power connectors....it's all the wires you need, just cut one sata connector off the new supply and wire on the extra plug neded for the pga board (6 pin)

hack off the 6 pin connector and wire it to the new supply. (just extra 3.3 and 5 volt and ground connections.) match same color to same color (orange to orange, red to red and black to black.)
Title: Crashes at gameface
Post by: TheSherman8or on August 12, 2014, 06:40:14 pm
My Team challenge machine keeps crashing at game face when I select a golfer to start editing. I have cards and the card reader works. Anyone else have a problem like this?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on August 15, 2014, 07:25:31 am
Does anyone have a spare power supply for a pga tower? My first computer was never returned by Ed and now my second one has fried the power supply
Hi Dirt can't  believe that Ed never returned ur PGA machine?? That's just not right. Hey Ed send dirt his machine back n if it's a security issue or something send it to me in Oz n I'll send it on to him.
Regarding your power supply any old atx power supply will do a job mate.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on August 15, 2014, 10:35:31 am
Does anyone have a spare power supply for a pga tower? My first computer was never returned by Ed and now my second one has fried the power supply
Hi Dirt can't  believe that Ed never returned ur PGA machine?? That's just not right. Hey Ed send dirt his machine back n if it's a security issue or something send it to me in Oz n I'll send it on to him.
Regarding your power supply any old atx power supply will do a job mate.

What has most likely happened is that for one reason or another customs has kept it. By default if a package is undeliverable (customs restrictions or otherwise) it's just abandoned, not returned to sender or anybody contacted regarding the package. There is a special customs form you have to fill out before sending to have the package returned back to you if it's undeliverable (at the senders expense of course).

The post is a bag of ---Deutsche Frankfurters---. They could care less about the items you've entrusted to them.

Just recently, I had internationally sent an item back in June. They charged an exorbitant amount of money to send the item with tracking... I had contacted the postal company and submitted a ticket to find out what happened to it several weeks later. "oh yeah we should have this sorted out by october"  :banghead: then had the gaul to have it take nearly 6 weeks to get there.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on August 15, 2014, 11:42:20 am
u know what
i never wanted to reply open to this as dirt can pm me and or e-mail and or call me on  the phone...but as i seem's most ppl will not this lay..
the pkg was sent 3-x all time's it came back >un-del.-able<
last time was same as first >no answer at door<..as it required a sig. to sign off..
now there..thk's for throwing this into the mud...

what exctley do i want with a pga ?,i have enough of them to keep me busy,thk-u very much..

i have gone over this matter for the very and i mean very last time...

a power supply usd is 17.00 for atx style..suck it up peanut..if u care to work this out ??
like a man.PM/E-MAIL/CALL

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on August 15, 2014, 01:09:39 pm
   Anyone here have and/or used anark media before?  The menu's for the game (i.e. playes/course/driving range) are all built using anark.  On Team Challenge there is a Anark Media viewer which you could use to look at each menu indiviually.  I ask because the images for selecting players is encoded with anark and cant be changed with just a simple name change to file.  I have been able to load additional .plr files from Tiger Woods PC (2005) for different Players and looks.  I am looking to create a custom menu and remove and then add players that I would rather use.  The additional images of player(s) is just a simple add via photoshop or alike program.
    Also has anyone able to read .stn file correctly? Can look with note++ and another text editor but still has some garbled lines.  STN controlls what sounds are played and when.  I believe the course in Team Challenge All Access is turned off as PC version has a cmd line that you type in for no initial commentary.

Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on August 15, 2014, 01:14:00 pm
its been month's for me ,working with anark  and the sound file's
i will dig out and post u some code i did..
anark is a private s/w company that dose not like ppl busting there code (caution here)
but i used c++ to tear it down...

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lostboy4480 on August 24, 2014, 10:12:51 pm
I have just picked up a PGA Tour Golf Challenge which has a bad monitor and bad hard drive.

I am going to replace the monitor with one of the 28" VIZIO screens as that will probably be much more reliable than trying to fix the Kortek monitor but the problem I have is my cab never came with the recovery disks.

Does anyone here have an image of the recover and game disks for a US version of Challenge.  The motherboard in mine is the DFI board.

Thanks for your help !
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on August 24, 2014, 10:43:09 pm
welcome aboard
on your doongle is a set of #'s
u MUST MATCH THEM FOR THE BUILD..
from there look for stpcore's up-load's
if this thread is still alive i can not see why the bucket thing is not.?
but if u run into a  .img problem >which btw u are asking for<> and or >iso<
ask a mod here..shawn is handy that way..

ed
p.s mne are all canadian
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lostboy4480 on August 24, 2014, 11:51:51 pm
Thank you the information Ed !

I have added a picture of the label on dongle and also of one on the bottom of the computer..

Which number is it that I need to make sure I get the right build ?

Thank you for your help.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on August 25, 2014, 11:58:20 am
1.5 is your build
u are united kingdom ?

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lostboy4480 on August 25, 2014, 01:02:34 pm
No I am in the US, Thats why I assumed it was a US version...

Does the UK prefix mean I would need to find the UK Game Disks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on August 25, 2014, 01:14:36 pm
no not really
us/uk are same build pre-say..find a usa build..
i cannot help u there as mine are canadian..diff build
u want 1.5 to match your key..it will say it right on the disk's..
there will be about 12-x digit's
then at the bottom will be the build #

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lostboy4480 on August 25, 2014, 05:06:56 pm
I was looking at the GlobalVR store to see if I could still get the disks from there and have can across these which I believe would work for my setup

System Recovery Disk, PGA TOUR Golf, Challenge Edition, US Only (050-0072-01)

and then

Game Install Disks, PGA TOUR Golf, Challenge Edition (050-0085-01)

These are from the GlobalVR store here
http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=GLOBALVR&keywords=PGA%20TOUR (http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=GLOBALVR&keywords=PGA%20TOUR)

But nowhere does it mention anywhere about a build number, or a version number as low as 1.5
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Bowana on September 03, 2014, 08:23:04 pm
Just found this forum.  I need to build one now!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on September 03, 2014, 08:55:27 pm
lostboy4480
i will look at my list

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Bowana on September 04, 2014, 10:41:41 am
STPCore,

Do you have plans for the portable unit or pedestal unit you made?  I'm looking at making a PGA Machine and liked your ideas.

I would have sent a PM but since I'm a Noob to this Forum it won't let me.

Thanks

Scott
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Bowana on September 06, 2014, 08:40:21 pm
Well I picked up a PGA Tour Team Challenge upright today with monitor issues.  Let the fun begin in getting it to work!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Bowana on September 21, 2014, 02:04:59 pm
Thanks to Ed my PGA is up and running!

Thanks again Ed!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on September 21, 2014, 02:14:40 pm
your welcome
and any time

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on September 26, 2014, 05:40:45 am
Yes would be great to get player icons changed to match the new players. Been away for quite sometime did anyone work out how to unlock any of the items to be used to make your on players. An Ed or anyone else ever work out to play online? Would be great to know if and how if possible? Thx
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on September 26, 2014, 08:23:13 am
yes and yes
just upping the server to net5

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: theonlycjohnson on October 10, 2014, 09:13:45 pm
Hello! I have had a PGA Tour Team Challenge cabinent for awhile with the all access pass. I was wondering if there is a way to unlock the golfers or the tournament mode or the world tour to get the stuff locked because of the box being offline now that the servers have been shut down for awhile. Also have a beta brite board that came with it and i have it connected corectly and tests ok but cant get it to display any stats or anything in game. Have any of these things been figured out at all? if so any direction would be awesome!

thanks!

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 13, 2014, 10:02:55 pm
Make sure that you have both power n the com cable connected to the betabrite topper and the com cable is connected to the pc com port. It should then display stays automatically once a course is being played.

Ed any news to give us on the online play or the unlocking of items??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: theonlycjohnson on October 13, 2014, 11:33:49 pm
Thanks Spitfire sir. Yes i have it to the com1 port and the power in it, i noticed in attract mode it takes the board like 2 to 3 minutes to even display buy your.... or new courses... lol, i think something might be wrong with the board. thanks for the reply! vbdetf
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 14, 2014, 04:41:03 am
Make sure that the com cable is plugged in properly at the bretabrite end if so try another port at pc end if there is one it fits. Also a non corrupt sign should give 3 beeps on power up.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 04, 2014, 07:49:20 pm
I just recently picked up a PGA Tour Team Challenge and just came across this thread.  It seems people have been working 2+ years on this game but i havent seen a report about a private server for tournament play.  If i am wrong could someone pm me.  If not i would like to make that happen.  Talk is cheap so instead of yacking about my skill set how about i prove it.  That is if it hasnt been done already.  Look forward to hearing from everybody.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 04, 2014, 08:26:51 pm
I just recently picked up a PGA Tour Team Challenge and just came across this thread.  It seems people have been working 2+ years on this game but i havent seen a report about a private server for tournament play.  If i am wrong could someone pm me.  If not i would like to make that happen.  Talk is cheap so instead of yacking about my skill set how about i prove it.  That is if it hasnt been done already.  Look forward to hearing from everybody.

Welcome to the thread.  I started this thread a while back and you are correct...there is a bunch of info on here ranging from tech support to nifty tutorials but I have yet to see any evidence of an active server for tournament play.  If it does exist, nobody within these forums  made mention of it (and I'm sure someone would have happily mentioned it).  I feel that this would be the most beneficial addition to the PGA Tour Golf community.  If you would like to make this happen I would be happy to assist in any way that I can.

I like when someone pops in here all guns a blazing making bold statements.  Let's see what you can do my friend and don't hesitate to reach out to me publicly or via PM if I can be of any assistance.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 04, 2014, 09:20:29 pm
Thanks stpcore.  I tried to pm you earlier and it said i didnt have access.   Maybe you could pm me first to start the convo.
I am sure many have claimed they could do something and fell short of the goal.  Thats why i say talk is cheap.  I just wanted to verify this task hasn't already been done.  Dont want to duplicate efforts.  Since it hasn't ill get started.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 04, 2014, 09:42:02 pm
yes it is done and is douable
u have to read until your eye's bleed
it is not as simple as plugging in a lan card and away u go..no sir...
first u have to remove the dial-up crap
then u need to tun on the on-board lan.>not an easy task in xpe<
then u need to inbed the cmd's into hercules
next u need to manualy add each and every driver windows will bark for >26 if mem serv'sme<
next u must rember u are playing with a very out-dated sql with no way to up-date it
unless u up windows to sp3,which again is not an easy task because u are working with windowsxp(e)
now with that said it is easy to do and best to run on a xp server
as a 7 server opens a whole new bag of tricks
but i would love to see your work

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 04, 2014, 09:57:07 pm
You have this server up, Ed? I never got an invite to play on it. Who is playing on your PGA server?  I was under the impression that this never happened.

Boost...PM sent.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 04, 2014, 09:58:42 pm
Hey Ed, thanks for the information.  I have a different approach when working on things like this.  Some people like to rip the guts out of things and fight the system where i take a "KISS" approach.  But like i said, talk is cheap and the proof is in the pudding.  I look forward to bringing everybody connectivity and having some fun.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 04, 2014, 10:55:46 pm
hmm i thought i did respond to u stpcore ?
yes there was 10 ppl on it last year >xp<
the new 1 is 7,we are load testing now,sorry i missed u

ed
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good luck

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 04, 2014, 11:23:08 pm
ok as i like a person with the stones to tell me they are not going to
gut down a sowtware program to fiquire out why it dose not did what u wish it to,
i will lend a hand here,so please follow along
get a computer with windows xp service pk3 on it olny..nothing else
dump all of the dll's into a .dll file
202meg worth
now copy that to a usb stick
from there get your pga up and running
hit the windows key on your keyboard
this will bring u to a windows screen
find where u plugged in your usb stick,?
then copy the dll's into system32
this should up-date your internet and a few other bug's without
fregging up your winxp(e)..
i would however expect u to have a backup of the original game
incase u need to go back
there is more tricks to do here
but if u read the thread's and u are as good as u claim,u should beable to whip toghter a server in no time
remeber everyone attached has to be assigened there own .img/.bin-id/and route #

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 04, 2014, 11:33:55 pm
I really appreciate your willingness to help ed but i would like to approach this with a fresh set of eyes.  Also my angle is 180 degrees opposite of yours.  I mean no disrespect, just like to do things my way.  Thank you again though.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 04, 2014, 11:57:03 pm
all is fine and well
i just had 0 help
so i went about it the best i know how,man what a learning curve
from reason's of why this video card did not work to why the onbard lan would not work,found them all and posted on them,then i went ahead and add the new extra player's missing in team challange,game face's,bill-board score,>all server strapped<
but u are correct there may be a different way?
i have never seen it but that means 0 also..
i want u to keep 1 thing in mind
these point's are very very important
u are working with windowsxp(e) embeeded
that mean's in easy term's there is limted driver's
and any changes u make u MUST reflect in hercule's >1 of my last post's to u<
to do any advance editing u will run into advder
it is propirty to them and they get picky
aslo if u are usa bound watch out for :EA: sport's
if they get wind of a on-line server with pga
they will send u a cies and disit order >stop for short<
or u will end up in a wack of dodo
please for the love of good do not post your working code
in public....the mod's here do not like it
the lead up how to is fine >be careful with it,edit where needed<
the finshened stuff no no

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: CougFan56 on November 05, 2014, 02:09:35 pm
STPcore,

New here and it won't let me IM you.  I am guess I would need to pay or something.  Anyway.....I got a PGA Tour Team Challenge Machine and I am looking at replacing the overlay to something more geared towards it being my home machine.  Do you still do the custom overlays?  Thanks

Brentt
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 05, 2014, 02:26:14 pm
STPcore,

New here and it won't let me IM you.  I am guess I would need to pay or something.  Anyway.....I got a PGA Tour Team Challenge Machine and I am looking at replacing the overlay to something more geared towards it being my home machine.  Do you still do the custom overlays?  Thanks

Brentt

Hello and welcome.  I can certainly help you out.  I can do some design and printing for you if that's what you are looking for.  I will send you a PM and see if it will let you reply...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 05, 2014, 02:34:33 pm
hmm i thought i did respond to u stpcore ?
yes there was 10 ppl on it last year >xp<
the new 1 is 7,we are load testing now,sorry i missed u

Well that is unfortunate that I was forgotten.  I know many people here had asked if you wouldn't mind sending them an invite when you had the server up.  Did you invite anyone from this thread to play?  I know that Spitfire has been requesting an invite from you for years  ;D I would love to get some feedback on the online server play.  Do you have any screenshots that show how it looks to be playing online?  I never played this game when it was active and connected to online servers in it's day but have always been curious.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: CougFan56 on November 05, 2014, 03:01:59 pm
STPcore,

New here and it won't let me IM you.  I am guess I would need to pay or something.  Anyway.....I got a PGA Tour Team Challenge Machine and I am looking at replacing the overlay to something more geared towards it being my home machine.  Do you still do the custom overlays?  Thanks

Brentt

Hello and welcome.  I can certainly help you out.  I can do some design and printing for you if that's what you are looking for.  I will send you a PM and see if it will let you reply...

STP,

Looks like I got your PM but it won't let me respond.  Shoot me an email if you can @ brenttroberts@hotmail.com

Thannks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 05, 2014, 03:08:01 pm
ya i will get u what u need when they are done load testing
so i can move the rest over

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 08, 2014, 02:08:35 am
Just wanted to drop in real quick and give an update/teaser.  The following was done on a bone stock PGA TC.  No game code was changed.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here ya go:
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2eupdnk.jpg)

More to follow this weekend hopefully.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 09, 2014, 12:06:59 am
Anybody up for a tournament??

(http://i57.tinypic.com/14j5kde.jpg)

Disregard the "During Text" strings.  Those were just for debugging.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 09, 2014, 12:47:11 am
nice poke
u just made sure u will never get a  request....
edit on...

ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 09, 2014, 12:52:48 am
Lighten up Ed, it's just a joke.   Pretty sure I'll do just fine without your vpn though.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 09, 2014, 01:50:08 am
erp's sorry
next time post some "live" screen shot's
with tiger-wood's.,and or build your own....
vpn.,nice lookie see before i edited my little slip...find the server...dig in...
now we will go back to your edit's in "plain.txt"
wow that was hard....i think not...i did that back in the main post for this...thread,my thread that saved so many pga golf's from landfill,ask stpcore
the op made a ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- load of money from a simple question..
NICE README EH ?

so next time u post
try this
real time :BILL-BOARD: :REAL-TIME:
try this :PLAYER'S .GIF: where u can change them REAL TIME
let'a have at it
if all else fail's u post a picture of YOUR UNIT HOOKED TO THE SERVER U SAY U CAN DO.???????
TO POKE ME INTO GIVING U OR ANYONE A FREE RIDE IS AT BEST ABUSERD

I really appreciate your willingness to help ed but i would like to approach this with a fresh set of eyes.  Also my angle is 180 degrees opposite of yours.  I mean no disrespect, just like to do things my way.  Thank you again though.


get the point ? ...u siad u can do it.???
have at it

7 is now load tested...file's were moved
yes u are right vpn
512k enc...your .id must be up-to-date-or-u-are-hoffed
SUCK IT UP PRINCESS

ed

up-link time >real-time<,
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 09, 2014, 01:55:51 am
You talk too much Ed.  Talk is cheap.  Lets see your tournament screen shots.  Im waiting.....
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 09, 2014, 02:15:41 am
that is a easy answer..it start's: with NO
and it beg's u do it,ie U DO IT,i will post mine if u do it first ????
but as i know u can not...i have no FEAR'S of handing them out
REMBER THIS COMMENT
I really appreciate your willingness to help ed but i would like to approach this with a fresh set of eyes.  Also my angle is 180 degrees opposite of yours.  I mean no disrespect, just like to do things my way.  Thank you again though.

u @ post a picture of your unit hooked to a real "game live"
as u said u can do...
and i do not mean 2012/13/14 it's-gaming golf
but rather a pga complete and or pga golden tee final edition

now to SNAP this picture is not hard
just make sure u have your lan hooked
hook into the subset mask..
This take's typing,as u should know by now,as it is not :STATIC:,but rather
dchp,but u can get there..
now post them #'s
and the follower's will do the same
if they know how to go around..simple input..
like gain control of the network,admin,password,allow,auto,etc
then A-FIX this info to a .BAT file to make sure it stick's
from there send it out to the proper ppl

oh btw do not let me forget to say u must KNOW the EXACT machine ID???

ABOUT RIGHT ENOUGH FOR YOUR,: I CAN DO THIS IN 5 MIN'S FLAT WITH-OUT YOUR EDIT'S ?
right from your quote's ?

NO DOG..GO BACK TO THE POUND

ed

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 09, 2014, 02:24:53 am
Ed, you are rambling and a complete waste of my time.  It's obvious you are all talk and your lack to post a screen shot like i did just confirms it.  This is the last time i will respond to you.  I'm too busy to argue with a fraud like you.  I'm done with you, go away.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 09, 2014, 02:31:03 am
Anybody up for a tournament??

(http://i57.tinypic.com/14j5kde.jpg)

Disregard the "During Text" strings.  Those were just for debugging.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 11, 2014, 03:33:08 am
Just dropping in to give a little more status.  This is my bone stock TC machine communicating with my server over ethernet.  No dial up needed.  Makes it 20% of the way through registration before it bails.  1/5 of the way there :-)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2igy82s.jpg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 11, 2014, 05:39:10 pm
So this is pretty interesting.  Thanks for posting screen shots as I've never seen anything like this before with these machines.

Does anyone know how the tournaments work?  I'm assuming we would all have to dial in to the same server and enter a tournament ID or would there be an option to start a tournament that would display to everyone in a lobby?  Do you play your normal round and your score updates on a leaderboard?  I'm also hoping that MULLIGANS are disabled during tournament play?

Again, very interesting and thanks for sharing with the community.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 11, 2014, 05:51:42 pm
So here is how the whole thing works:

1) A machine has to have an operator and register with the server.  This was done with an operator card.  The company that owned the machine would get an operator card from GVR and it would contain all the information about the operator and have a unique operator number.  When they registered the game they would insert the card and it would setup the machine and make a connection to the server to register.  Now the server knows the machine exists.

2) The server starts a tournament.  The course is selected, the number of holes, the difficulty, promo advertising, etc were configured on the server.  This could be done ahead of time.  I.E. tournament "setup" on the 1st of a month but it has info that the client machine should not start advertising until the 5th of the month.  This info is given to the client machines when they call in which is normally each night.  Or immediately in the case of registration.

3) Tournament starts.  Now you walk up to your machine, put your money in, and select that you want to play a tournament.  All the machines know what course, difficulty, etc.  The machine will ask for your players card.  This is a card you got from GVR or the machine for ones that supported card dispensers.  This card will have your name, address, etc, etc.  Also it will have a unique player number.  You play your round using your card and the results are stored on the machine.

4) Machine connects to server and uploads your game play.  At the same time your machine downloads other people's game play that have been participating in the tournament.  The leaderboard for the tournament on your machine is updated.  So now after the update you see who is in the lead, what city state they are from, and other information.

That's pretty much how it works.  It's an asynchronous tournament.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 11, 2014, 09:47:28 pm
Hi Boost your screen shots are a breath of fresh air around here as this thread has become so stale. As STP said I have been trying for years to get ED to add us Aussie boys to his so called server with no luck! There is always something that's not right for some reason or another and as you have said talk is cheap but unfortunately I don't have the expertise to make this happen but if you could we would greatly appreciate this Downubder in Australia.
Any assistance I can offer please let me know and I am happy to test anything for you from this end on the world. Keep up the good work and eagerly awaiting your next post. Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 12, 2014, 10:32:31 am
So do you think we would need operator cards or is there a workaround for that?  I have a few operator cards and about 30 player cards so I can help some people out if need be.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 12, 2014, 01:45:14 pm
Hey Spitfire,

Thank you very much for the post.  It's great to know there are people ready and waiting to connect and challenge each other.  There is absolutely NO reason why US, Canada, UK, AU, etc cannot play against each other.  While setting up the tournament that you saw my screen shot of I see where entries have to be made for each country code that is allowed to participate.  All the server has to have is a single entry with the same tournament number for each country.  So no problem getting you boys and girls from down under connected.  I'm actually very excited to play against people from around the world.  Keep your eyes open for a new screen shot this weekend.  Last night was a MAJOR breakthrough.  If I went into details nobody would understand, or really even care because it all was related to the server and backend.  Let me just say that I am now 100% confident we will have a server.


Stp,

Here is what I am thinking.  The operator cards are only needed one time.  Just to configure the machine.  In reality because this is a private server that doesn't care about billing the operator, collections, cuts, etc the operator configuration is just a formality that needs to be there to satisfy a data requirement.  If all the machines had the same dummy operator info in it that wouldn't hurt a thing.  So I have two possible solutions.  Two because I am not sure which one will work the best, or which one is easier for you guys.  But here are the two solutions:

1) I supply an ISO image that you download and burn to a CD.  You put it in your machine and reboot the game.  The game will boot off the CD, run a program that I have on there that removes all previous operator information and creates a new dummy operator.

2) I supply another image that you flash onto a USB thumb stick.  Again you reboot the game and it boots off the thumb stick, executes a program of mine that will generate a blob of data on the thumb stick.  You then upload that blob to the server.  The server then automatically makes the corrections to the blob and supplies you with a new blob.  Put that blob back onto the thumb driver, reboot the game again, and this time to pushes the modified blob onto your machine giving you the dummy operator configuration.

Let me just say that these modifications do NOT make changes to the game binaries.  The game is not changed in anyway.  This modification is just changing configuration parameters by us instead of the game's code.  This is a very important fact.

As for player cards.  This is something that people need to have.  For a couple of reasons.  It allows multiple people to play a tournament on the same game at the same time.  It allows people to play a tournament on your machine as themselves and not playing as you.  Also this gives each player a unique ID.  That is the most important part as the server needs this info.  I think cards are still available though.  Need For Speed is another game by GVR that had tournament ability, uses the same server logic, and same card.  It just has a different logo.  I will have to confirm this but I think people can go to their local arcade that has a need for speed, buy a player card for it, put their info in, the NFS game will program it, and then you can use it on your PGA.  Just as long as everybody has the new style card reader.  I will start to address this next week.

What I want is to make this extremely easy for people, keep the game code unmodified, and I use myself as the guinea pig.  So there really shouldn't be any reason why what I do on my machine doesn't work for everybody else.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 12, 2014, 11:31:27 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a server.....

(http://i58.tinypic.com/2lwn8sn.jpg)

There is a LOT more work to be done.  I cannot start a tournament for you guys yet, but I can get it so you can connect, register, and get your cabinets tournament enabled.  More to come soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: ed12 on November 13, 2014, 12:56:19 am
so as i stated a tad more then your point eh....gee
no u need not need the operater's card,nor the player's card..
yes u need to tell hercules to listen for the lan >wake-up if u will<
and be very careful with usa..as ea sport's get very hissie
the rest is wide open..
and a smart fellow will have a tira byte set aside for player/course tweak's..
and btw enable led-bright for your over head winner's display..but also u can code in
a small lcd to do the same thing...good work ,btw with-out a major server, vpn
limt's u to 10..yes 10 tcip hook in's,u must over-ride some fuction's there..



ed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 13, 2014, 01:02:02 am
Ed just stop.   You have no idea how the system works.  Your posts prove that.  Just stop blabbering.  I told you i don't have time for your bs posts.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 14, 2014, 07:37:57 am
@Boost starting to get excited mate, please let us know if there is anything you need us to do in preparation for these tournaments here in OZ. I have an operators card and some players cards so ready to go I guess.

@Ed mate we have been waiting for years for you to deliver something but you have given us a big fat zero. Time to let someone else have there turn!! And as Boost said please don't side track things with anymore posts as you need to be some kind of wizard to understand anything that you ramble on about!!

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Dalejustin96 on November 17, 2014, 10:36:36 am
I recently hooked up my team challenge to a flat screen and the boot up process seems fine but when the game starts to load I get a screen that reads.........

This TV does not support the output format, video resolution and/or refresh rate being sent by the connected device. Please refer to the user manual of this TV for a list of supported input formats, resolutions and refresh rates and modify the settings on your connected device

Then it goes to a screen that says.....

Resolution mismatch!  Change resolution

What's the easiest way to fix?   THANKS
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 17, 2014, 12:14:06 pm
Just dropping a quick status update.  Server has been deployed and is connected to Internet.   Now putting together the bootable iso that will automatically point your machine to the server.  Hopefully will have time to test it tonight.  As soon as it is tested i will release it, you can burn it to a cd, run it one time on your machine, and your machines can connect from anywhere around the world.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: rspark on November 17, 2014, 02:26:14 pm
Man this will be awesome.
Finally have something going on in this thread that I can understand.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 18, 2014, 04:46:39 am
@boost that's great mate can't wait for it to happen. Hope it all tests well and we are compeating against each other soon.

@Dale make sure that your VGA cable is connected to the VGA port on the video card at the back of the PGA golf pc and then connected to the VGA port on your tv. The tv should automatically change resolutions to match the resolution being sent from the pc video card which should be 800 x 600. If this is the case and ur still having trouble try to change to and from the VGA AV selection on ur TV or adjust some sort of setting on ur tv. Also
Make sure that a normal computer monitor will display a signal if all else fails to make sure ur video card is not going bad. I hope that helps
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Dalejustin96 on November 18, 2014, 11:50:47 am
I'm thinking my card must be the issue.  I have the challenge edition hooked up to this tv and the resolution settings are the same on both computers.  The challenge tower that i'm having the problem with works fine on the tube tv it just has issues on the flatscreen but i know its not the tv since it works with the other.   I'll try a new card next.....thanks for your help!

Dale
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 18, 2014, 08:16:01 pm
Make sure you grab a compatible video card. Cheapest option would probably be the TI-4200.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 02:14:38 am
You guys ready to point your machines to the new private server?  I have finished the automagic pointer and tested it on my machine with success.  Here is what you do:

1) Download the iso from here: http://www.filedropper.com/pgaserverptr (http://www.filedropper.com/pgaserverptr)
2) Burn the iso to a CD using any tool you want.  Nero, WinISO, ISO Recorder, Windows Image Burner, etc
3) Put the CD into your machine's cdrom drive and reboot the game
4) You do not need to touch anything.  No keyboard, no mouse, nothing, the cd will do everything for you
5) You will see a boot menu, countdown, lots of verbose output while booting, etc.  At the end of booting you should see a line that states that the machine was updated to point to the new server and you should eject the cd and reboot your machine.  Then you will get a "#" command prompt.
6) Because the linux kernel has the cdrom mounted you will not be able to eject it so just turn your machine off, turn it back on, and eject the disk before it boots off of it again.  There is no harm in running the cd over and over.
7) That's it

Here are a few important notes about this ISO image:
1) I am not responsible for any damage it might cause.  You use at your own risk.  (Had to put that disclaimer)
2) This was created as a derivative work of Trinity Rescue.  Trinity Rescue is licensed under GPL v2 thus this derivative is licensed under GPL v2.  Basically just saying that Trinity Rescue gave permission for me to modify and distribute this under the GPL v2 license.
3) This was tested on my bone stock Team Challenge machine.  There is no reason this shouldn't work on other versions but just saying I could only test it on TC.
4) This ISO in no way changes any of the game code.  There is only one change and that is to a windows config file.
5) This ISO assumes you are using the stock GVR computer that has its hard drive connected to the Primary Master IDE bus.  If your hard drive is set to slave or you have it on the secondary IDE bus this ISO will not work for you.  Just change your hard drive to Master and make sure it is connected to the Primary bus.
6) Make sure you set your connection method to "Broadband, DSL, Cable"
7) If you are not using the stock computer and have your own windows installation rolled out then PM me and I can give you directions on what to do manually as you already have access to the box.  You will still need to download the ISO.

I think that about covers it.  I have the server "half way" up for the next day or two as I make some changes.  The server is still up for you to test connect to but you will not get a "Successfully connected to GVR servers" message.  This will be fixed in a day or two like I said.  To tell if your connection is working just do a test call from the service menu, if you get a 50001 error you did not see the server.  If you get a 40001 error you did connect to the server but it did not authenticate you (because I am making changes).

Let me know how it goes.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 05:04:52 am
Hey Boost this is awesome mate will try this first thing tomorrow Oz time. Need to run a Ethernet cable to my machine I guess it has anyone linked these machines wireless?? Ummm can't wait. If this works and runs well let's get together and organise some prizes for the winners of these tournaments each month or so would be great ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 12:27:43 pm
I have a couple topics to mention:

Wireless connectivity:
I actually connect my machine wirelessly (I know that isn't a word) right now and have plans in the next day or so to connect it to the internet via my cell phone for further testing.  To connect to my home network I have taken an old Linksys WRT54G router and flashed it with DD-WRT.  This allows me to set the router up to be a wireless bridge.  A wireless bridge is just what it sounds like, it bridges two physical networks using your current home wireless network.  I put the router on top of my machine and connect it to the PC with an ethernet cable.  Then anything sent from the machine gets forwarded to my home wireless router and vise versa anything needing to be sent to the machine goes to the wireless bridge and then to the PC.  There are plenty of step by step write ups on the internet about how to do this.

Cellular connectivity:
To test from a different network and with tighter firewalls (cell networks do not allow initial traffic to come to the cell phone, all communication must be initiated by the phone) I plan to use my cell phone to connect my machine to the internet.  To do this I use the same wireless bridge as I do for my home but instead of bridging my home wireless network I turn the hot spot feature on in my phone and bridge that.  So my phone has now created an ad-hoc network and the wireless bridge can bridge to that.  Just another way of testing.

Another note on server pointer ISO:
The ISO I put together was done as quickly as possible.  I did not make it robust with error handling, or even looking at the return values from calls I make.  This means you can get a message that says the redirect was successful even though about that line are error messages.  If you see any errors just let me know what they say.  If you see anything that says "Disk is dirty and was not cleanly unmounted during last windows session.....fixing...."  That is ok.  That is expected.  Just wanted to make everyone aware that the success message will always appear.

Course unlocking:
During my investigations I came across an area that had course names like "Tigerized <Course Name>", or "Fantasy <Course Name>".  Are these the unlockable courses you guys are talking about when you were referring to server course unlocking and the All Access Pass version of the game?  I am not familiar with what courses were unlockable and what was new in AAP.  But if I stumbled onto something let me know.

Course additions:
So......I think all of what I am doing is just the tip of the iceberg.  I think the game has a great software base and it appears it was written so courses could be added by the server.  With that said what if it was possible to not just play the current courses, but make new courses!!  I think it is completely possible and another thing that is rattling around in the back of my head.  But first things first, got to get a solid server underneath us and get some tournaments going :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 19, 2014, 05:36:12 pm
With the All Access Pass dongle and upgrade CD you have access to all 27 courses that were available when the servers where online.  Some of them are fantasy courses and some of them are actual course recreations. 

PGA Tour Golf (arcade) is close to the PC versions that were released around 2006.  I see several files (audio, file folders, etc.) that are within the arcade game file structure but don't seem to be used.  I think they were cut out of the final arcade game when it was ported over from the PC version perhaps?  For instance when you say "Tigerized" that is something that you can do in the PC or console versions of the game which allows you to modify a course (larger bunkers, smaller greens, etc.) to make it more difficult for Tiger Woods to compete on.  This was never an option on the arcade port.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 06:08:51 pm
Hi Boost, Just about to download the ISO and try on my all access pass team challenge machine will report back soon.  Would love to be able to unlock all the items in the Game face side of the game do add these items to your own player.  This was done in the original online Arcade version by playing the world tour challenge of the game.  Once the Tournaments are stable and up and running opening the world tour side of the game would be great so we can unlock all these new player items. thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 19, 2014, 06:12:31 pm
Hey Spitfire...did PGA ever have equipment upgrades (clubs, balls, tees, etc.) when the game was online?  I've worked with this game for years but never played it in the arcade so I don't really no what I'm missing.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 06:13:28 pm
Not a problem, I saw all of the world tour components while investigating tournaments.  I don't think there will be a problem at all unlocking those customizations.  Looks like we have a nice list of features starting to get compiled.  I like it.  Like you said, tournaments first.  Nervous and excited to see how the ISO works on your setup.  Should be just like mine but you never know right.  I finished the changes I wanted to make to the server and will upload it tonight.  So this evening you should be able to make a test call and it will work 100% for you and enable tournament in the bottom left of your screen.  Will let you know when those changes have been promoted.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 06:37:31 pm
is it worth me holding of with the cd install till then or should I go ahead and try to boot from the cd now?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 06:39:44 pm
I also didn't play it much when it was online but for what I can tell it was more cosmetic with clothing items and I think different balls also not sure about different clubs.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 06:47:20 pm
Boot from cd.  Go for it!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 07:36:20 pm
so booted up from cd and got to the end successfully and then rebooted machine and game loaded up as normal. Did all this without connected an Ethernet cable to the machine as I forgot ha ha is this a problem? looking for a cable now to connect to the internet and see if I can contact server through settings page? please advise if I have done something wrong. took photos also if you would like me to post some screen shots of the process?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 07:59:43 pm
Sounds like everything worked as it should.  You do not need to have cable connected to run cd.  If you would like to post screen shots so people can see what it should look like that would be great.  Yes you are ready to connect to server through service menu.  Make sure you change your connection method to broadband instead of dial up in service mode also.  Im going to upload new software to server in ten minutes.   Feel free to connect anytime.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 08:06:24 pm
Hi there is nowhere to change from dial up to broad pans that I can see in the settings so it's always try to dial up hen connected. Where do I do this?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 08:11:03 pm
Booting my machine to get exact location.  Just a second.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 08:18:37 pm
Go into service mode, scroll down to "Register | Connect", Select sub menu "Actions", Then on right side scroll to and select "Configure Connection" button.  Configure connection menu will appear.  Highlight and select "Connection Type", change to Broadband and select done button.  Then in Actions menu select Force Call (Manual).
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 08:22:39 pm
Hi mate yes I have seen those options in my earlier versions of PGA golf but this all access version of team challenge doesn't have those options anymore urghhhh disaster. Anyway to get them back up ha ha or any other way to make it use LAN instead of dial up. I also enabled LAN in the bios but nothing changed??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 08:28:57 pm
I wonder if GVR killed off the menu or even all of the server stuff because AAP was to replace the server.  Yes there is a way around the menu and physically make the settings "under the hood" but it is something only i can do with tools i wrote.  Best thing is for me to get AAP, test, and make you another bootable cd that does everything for you.  Sending you PM.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 08:41:59 pm
That option was ever there on this version from day one.  But it is there on the normal version of team challange
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 08:45:55 pm
Is there even a force call option in AAP?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 08:51:17 pm
No there is only a test in diagnostics to let you connect to server but it uses dial up. I have looked in the back end of my pc and all the options are there but somehow they have stopped them
From showing up in the config menus.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 09:14:43 pm
On the attract screen does it say tournament deactivated?  From what you guys said AAP was the answer to the server shutdown.  They might have stripped it of tournament play completely.  Ill buy an AAP kit off ebay and see what it looks like.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 09:23:52 pm
Everything still there at the back end as I have seen just disabled in the menus that's all trying to get them to appear in the menus and will let u know how I go.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 10:06:30 pm
Yep deactivated n try as I may couldn't get the registration menus appearing in the operators menus even though I made them active in the XML table menus file?? Will just wait for your instructions or might even hook up a stock standard machine and see how I go.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 10:09:46 pm
Do you have a regular team challenge machine?  Or cds and dongle to make one?  If not then i will acquire an AAP kit and see what magic i can cook up.  Let me know.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 19, 2014, 10:21:38 pm
yes I will test tomorrow or later tonight on my regular team challenge pc.  Also have a portable challenge machine going.  STP has the All Access Pass Cds in ISO in his Dropbox which Im sure he will give you access to.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 19, 2014, 10:34:29 pm
Sounds like a plan.  Ping me when you go to try connecting to the server from tc.  I have not tested this code yet and can look at the logs if you see issues.  Was going to test it tonight if possible.  If not then definitely tomorrow.  But it is uploaded and waiting.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 20, 2014, 04:43:07 am
Ok boost Hooke up stock standard team challenge pc and all went well forced connection to sever got to 4% and then connection error 4010 this cabinet has not been registered yet. Also my start up screen still says tournament deactivated. I can feel that we are close. I hope it's jut that the sever isn't up yet your end. Waiting eagerly. Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 20, 2014, 08:53:17 am
I just looked at the server logs and i saw your machine connect 4 times.  It asked for the first stage of connection, the server gave it to your machine, but your machine never asked for anything else.  Plus the error number you received i have never seen before.  I am pretty sure the issue is your machine is in hibernation mode or it has never been registered before.  Can you register your cabinet using your operator card.  This will force new communication with the server.  Communication i have never seen before as my machine was already registered at some point.  I just had to change its status from hibernation to active internally.  We will work through all of this.  Thank you for helping debug and the exciting part........your machine in OZ was talking to the new server!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 20, 2014, 08:58:05 am
Another thing i can do and will do tonight is completely "deactivate" my machine.   There is an option to do that in the service menu.  This should put my machine at the exact state your machine is in.  Only problem is i dont have an operator card.  Looks like i need to get to a local arcade and get two need for speed cards and then reprogram one to be an operator card and the other to be a player card.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 20, 2014, 11:46:33 am
I just did some testing and logging.  There are two things i need to address:

Registration:
On a fresh install or a machine that has never been registered there are fields not set in the machines config that will keep it from calling in or enabling tournament play.  There are 3 possible solutions but only one makes sense.....i must find a way to generate operator cards for people that need them.

Unregistering:
I tried to unregister my game but it was unhappy with the servers response.  I am missing logic to handle this prorocol.  I need to add this.

It is going to take me a few days to investigate and solve these problems.  I have taken the server offline until i get this fixed.  Will report back in a few days with progress / results.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on November 20, 2014, 12:15:26 pm
I have about 30 of the GlobalVR Tournament Play Players Cards. If you need one or two let me know know.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 20, 2014, 12:27:28 pm
There might be another (and better) way to do registration without an operator card.  I believe i can create another bootable cd that can make the necessary changes.  Gonna take some work but i think that is the best way to go as all one has to do is download an iso, burn it, run it.  Let me investigate this further.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 20, 2014, 03:55:21 pm
Morning from OZ, seems like I've opened a can of worms but glad to hear you have a plan to sort this out. So do you still want me to try my operators card or should I just sit tight for now?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 20, 2014, 04:02:17 pm
Good Morning.  It was good that you brought these issues to light.  All I could do was test with my machine and it already had operator data in it.  Anybody that does a fresh install or has a machine that has never been registered would face this problem.  I'm glad it came to light now so the proper fixes can be implemented.  Just sit back for a few days while I create a solution.  Even if you used your operator card and we got everything going there it wouldn't help the next person that wants to join with a fresh machine.  We can use yours as the guinea pig if you don't mind.  That and as soon as I finish the unregistration code my machine should start getting the same errors you are getting.  So we will have all of this fixed in a few days.  The bootable disk image is the right solution, but it just means 3x the amount of work on me :-)    I'm not worried about it though, we WILL have a solution.  This is great stuff.  Just the fact that you were able to connect to the server and start the first stage of communication has made my day!  When was the last time one of these machines has seen a server?  I think it's pretty cool.  So give me a few days to do the magic that I do and we will try again.  Thanks for your help and patience!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 20, 2014, 04:30:33 pm
No prob buddy happy to use this machine as the test machine. As I have 4 golf machines running my Access all areas this stock standard one, a Challenge machine so I can enjoy skins and a championship 3 version for different courses such as peeble beach. Very exciting stuff can't wait to see what u come up with. Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 20, 2014, 10:46:22 pm
Hey spitfire, just did some investigating and found that the 4010 error you got is because your machine does not have a client id.  This value is given to you by the server when you register.  Just wanted you to know i found the root cause and all will get fixed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 22, 2014, 06:40:26 pm
No prob mate thx for the info. Let me know our next move. Thx
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 22, 2014, 06:48:40 pm
Last night i discovered my mistake.  Need about 4 hours to write new code then my machine will unregister.   After unregistering i will create boot cd to trigger registration.  I cannot do it manually as the machine has to write info to the dongle.  Im all over it, just need time.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 23, 2014, 05:04:20 pm
Hey Boost I hope everything is slowly coming together and we are all connecting to your golf server soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Yeti on November 23, 2014, 05:45:09 pm
I just got mine home Challenge Edition - PC appears to have a bad graphics card and the monitor appears to have no HT output.

I'll be using the housing (and hopefully monitor) for a MAME cabinet - the rest of the parts I'll be putting up for sale if anyone is interested - just now I need to try to get the monitor working.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 23, 2014, 11:42:18 pm
Hey mate to good a cabinet and game to use for a mame machine better off getting it up and running again. Post what your problems are maybe with some pics and well get it going for you again?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on November 24, 2014, 01:21:58 pm
Since this was just brought up Im wondering if anyone has done both with one of these games...Kept all the PGA as well as added a Mame system and controls to the control board. I think this system is large enough to add 2 players and plenty of buttons then just switch from one to the other depending on what you wanted to play.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 24, 2014, 02:54:04 pm
Have a server update.  I FINALLY got my machine to unregister.  There was a lot of stuff I had to figure out and account for in the unregister protocol and I still didn't get it 100% right yet but I got it good enough that my machine unregistered.  After unregistration I was not allowed to do a force call or anything, my screen changed to this:

(http://i58.tinypic.com/2ewmp3r.jpg)

When I select to register I get prompted with the following now:

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2qvvyx2.jpg)

This is great because we won't have to use an operator card.  I can give everybody a unique 4 digit code and then that machine can register.  Obviously I now have to analyze and handle this new registration process but it will be a LOT easier than creating bootable CD's and nudging the machine to do the right thing.  It natively wants to do it hahaha.

(http://i60.tinypic.com/f40duv.jpg)

This might only be for the TC version software though.  But at least it's a start.


Spitfire, you actually forced a call correct??  The error you got was 4010 right?  That error means the cabinet does not have an ID from the server BUT for some reason you were able to make a call.  That means the software believes the cabinet is registered but the dongle thinks it is unregistered.  Am I correct or are you able to see the same menus I have screen shots of above?  If you don't see these menus then I think we need to attempt to unregister your machine using the private server.  I will put the server back online tonight and upload my latest build.  You should be be able to select the unregister option, make a connection to the server, you WILL get a 4000 error but after that your machine should be unregistered like mine is now and you should see the same menus.

Next thing for me to do is write the logic for this 4 digit code registration.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 24, 2014, 10:38:12 pm
Yes I did force a call. I don't see these menu options.  Please let me know why my next step is?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 24, 2014, 11:02:24 pm
I just updated the server and brought it back online.   Please unregister your machine.  It is the last option on the same screen as force call.  You will get a 4000 error but it will unregister and you then should see the same screens as me.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 24, 2014, 11:11:17 pm
Doing it now
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 24, 2014, 11:16:10 pm
Got to 57% stalled for a while than have error 4000.  Have option to register now should I?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 24, 2014, 11:17:57 pm
Perfect.  That is what it should have done.  See if you have the menus and are unregisteted now.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 24, 2014, 11:19:01 pm
Yes I have those menus now in the option register cabinet.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on November 24, 2014, 11:21:41 pm
Sounds like some real progress  :cheers:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 24, 2014, 11:24:15 pm
Yes!!!!  Ok you are properly unregistered.  Now i need to write the server registration code using the 4 digit code method.  Give me a day or two.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 24, 2014, 11:30:40 pm
Yes we r getting closer each day thx to Boost
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 24, 2014, 11:42:06 pm
Thank you spitfire for testing and helping.  I appreciate your, and everybody's patience.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 25, 2014, 10:26:21 am
I started investigating the four digit registration this morning and ran into a new issue.  It really applies to all registration attempts.  There is a check to make sure the cabinet has a matching and active operator entry in its database.  This will not exist on a fresh install or if the machine has never been connected before.  This is where the operator card comes in.  It would be the one to supply this info to the cabinet and configure the operator info in db.  Looks like i have to go back to the bootable cd to get this info into the machine.  What i will do is modify the original iso i created to not only point a machine to the private server but now also clear out any old operator info and insert new one for private server use.  This will take a few more days as it is a tad complex.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 25, 2014, 04:26:32 pm
I have an operators card if needed mate.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 25, 2014, 04:29:02 pm
Yea but that won't provide a solution for everybody that doesn't.....like me hahahaha.  It's ok, just means more work, which I am not afraid of.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on November 25, 2014, 05:04:14 pm
funny how almost all of this is over my head but I enjoy reading the progress
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 25, 2014, 05:15:28 pm
It's cool to read all of the behind the scenes stuff hahaha.  All the things the machine is doing that nobody knew.

I can explain a bit about where the complexity is right now.  I could easily supply a bootable disk that blows away the current machine database and put down a fresh one with the operator info in it.  That means though that for people that have had their machine for awhile and have high scores, world tour accomplishments, etc, all that would be blown away.  So now I have to find a way to modify the db.  The db is Microsoft SQL.  That means I have to mount it on a MSSQL server, make the changes, then unmount it.  Well all of the bootable disks are linux.  So there is a way to execute windows applications on linux and that is through Wine.  That would be great but Wine requires and X server.  This is something most bootable linux cd's don't have.  So I am thinking of alternative routes like seeing if a signature is produced in the database when the entry for an operator is added or subtracted.  If so then I could write a quick program that just modifies the database binary using signatures instead of the proper method.  Also when the db is modified their is a log db that also gets modified.  This is part of MSSQL.  So anyways these are all the things I am thinking about and contemplating.  I will come up with a solution.  Just need to evaluate everything.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on November 25, 2014, 05:22:12 pm
Im actually picking mine up this weekend (hopefully)...Sounds like just getting it up to snuff will be my main goal, this way I can continue to follow what yall are doing and hopefully get in on these tournaments. Shame my real handicap cant just be thrown into the game, its been awhile since Ive played PGA Tour
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 25, 2014, 05:33:51 pm
WAIT A MINUTE!!!!  PGA All Access Pass was not a bootable disk.  It was something that was executed while the current game was running and it patched the machine.  This means that Team Challenge has windows autorun enabled!!  This is the answer.  I don't have to create a linux boot disk, I can write a windows program to use the already executing mssql server and patch the database just like All Access Pass does.   Because autorun is enabled it will automatically execute my program as soon as you put the CD in.  This just got easy!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 25, 2014, 11:08:53 pm
Hi Boost glad to hear your hopefully on top of things as you were starting to sound a little like our mate Ed ha ha ha ha can't wait to see wht you deliver. Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 26, 2014, 11:48:44 am
Sorry for sounding like Ed, that's not a good thing.  I will refrain from posing any behind the scenes / tech information since nobody here is interested in it like me hahahahah.

Here is a status photo.  It doesn't look like much to everybody, but it is huge.  It is proof that my new method will work great.  All I did was put my cd in the cdrom drive while the game was running.  It stopped the game, connected to the database, and discovered that there is 1 old operator in the db.  Now I just need to write the last of the logic that will remove all stale operators and add the one we will use for the private server.  Along with this I will add the logic from my first cdrom that points the machine to the private server.  More things might get added to this but there will only be one cd you need to execute, and that's this one.  Also this ISO will be SMALL unlike my first one.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/2vwd24y.jpg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 26, 2014, 02:07:59 pm
Alright I think I got the patcher ready for you brave beta testers (Spitfire) to try.
Download the ISO from here: http://www.filedropper.com/pgapatcherv01 (http://www.filedropper.com/pgapatcherv01)
Burn to a CD
Insert into your cdrom drive when the game is in attract mode.

Please let me know what it does on your machine.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 26, 2014, 10:55:51 pm
Hi boost that's great mate. Just of to work will try this in about 5 hours time and report ha ha till then
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Post by: Spitfire on November 27, 2014, 03:26:56 am
So I ran the cd in attract mode and the following photo is what happened and now this is my system info. What do I do next Boost??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 27, 2014, 04:12:37 am
This is great news spitfire!  This means your machine is pointing to the private server, the old operator was removed from the database, the new operator we are using for the private server has been added and activated, and now the 4 digit registration method can work.  Next step is for me to finish 4 digit logic on server.  Next time you test you will be registering.  Give me a few days.  Thanks again spitfire!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 27, 2014, 04:28:54 am
That's great to hear. Awaiting ur instructions.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Loafmeister on November 27, 2014, 09:44:05 am
I have nothing to bring for this thread, I don't own the machine and probably never will; but I just wanted to say that its really cool to see the work done on this, very mesmerizing actually, a keen insight on how success your approach appears to be boost.  Well done!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 30, 2014, 02:34:15 am
Hey Boost how's your progress mate?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 30, 2014, 10:23:44 am
It's going good.  I just didn't post about any of the specific issues i have had to overcome because i didn't want to sound like Ed :-) hahaha  I had to clear and populate more tables in the database so i created a v0.2 version of the prepper cd.  Then i ran into a pretty big issue as the registration data passed between the cabinet and server is encrypted.  I have written the logic to decrypt and read the data.  Now i am working on populating the response from the server and writing the logic to encrypt it.  Things are going very well.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 30, 2014, 04:33:35 pm
That's great to hear mate and your posts are actually pretty straight forward to understand even the technical ones thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 01, 2014, 03:36:27 am
So is everybody ready to register their machines??

(http://i59.tinypic.com/wcea34.jpg)

Here are the steps:
1) Download version 0.2 of the patcher from here: http://www.filedropper.com/pgapatcherv02 (http://www.filedropper.com/pgapatcherv02)
2) Burn it to a cd and insert the cd while the game is in attract mode.  You should see all success messages and no errors.
3) Remove the cd and reboot the game.
4) Go into service mode, Connect/Register, and select option to register the machine.
5) On the next screen select the 4 digit code registration method.
6) The screen after that will be an empty dialog box.  Press start to enter the code entry screen.
7) Using the trackball and start button choose any 4 digit value you want.  The server doesn't care what you choose.
8) Select done on the next couple of screens.  You will also select your timezone, connection method (Choose Broadband), and dial in times.
9) The machine will then connect to the server and register.  You might see it hang at 5% for a bit of time, this is normal.

You will get a success message like above.  Now your main service screen will show a valid cabinet number and status as registered.  When you exit back to the game you will see the green tournament enabled message on the bottom left and a green "last successful call" message on the bottom right.  You are now registered!!

The next thing for me to do is finish a little bit of code cleanup, some daily dial in code, and then I should be able to start a tournament.  When that happens all your machine will have to do is make a daily call and it will get the tournament info.  Please be patient with the first tournament.  I will be finishing code that syncs everybody.  I might not have code in the right spots and your awesome #1 stats might get lost.  The first tournament will be at beta quality.  Will need a few days to get that ready to go.  Please let me know what everybody's experience is when registering.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 01, 2014, 04:32:25 am
Awesome boost will do this now and report back thx
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 01, 2014, 05:16:04 am
Ok so I did as instructed as seen by the pics all seemed to go well and it said last call complete however the tournaments still disabled and I received that error message on game resume. So I then tried a force call to see if it would fix the problem. It has stalled on 10% for over 10 mins there is internet activity on router but percentage not moving off 10%. What now boost?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 01, 2014, 05:34:20 am
So I had to power off to get control back rebooted tried again to force call but return to game option and again it stopped at 10% and returned to game now saying last call not complete?? Ummmm
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 01, 2014, 05:46:02 am
So I decided to run the patcher again and then reboot. On reboot nothing had changed in the settings I still had cabinet id and tried force call again and still only got to 10% and back to game. So I tried to unregister cabinet it got to 57% and gave me a connection error 4000 ummm but seemed like it unregistered. Registered again but the same outcome. Awaiting your help boost?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 01, 2014, 09:14:49 am
I think i know whats going on.  I bet your machine is not happy with the operator country, location country, or both.  I bet i will have to make a patcher cd for each region.  All the machines can play tournaments against each other but internally i bet it needs to see a AU country code instead of US because of the dongle.

The 57% issus during registration is normal.  I haven't fixed that yet.  Your machine did unregister though and that error is normal.

I need you to unregister your machine and wait for me to make a new patcher cd today.  I should be able to do this in about 5 hours when i get to work.  Ill call it 0.2au and post a link here when it's ready.  I am very sure that is the issue.  Thank you for testing and being outside of the US hahaha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 01, 2014, 11:06:14 am
Here is the Australian version of the patcher cd.  Please unregister before using this.  After executing the cd go ahead and register like last time.  Lets see what this does.

http://www.filedropper.com/pgapatcherv02au (http://www.filedropper.com/pgapatcherv02au)
 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Bowana on December 01, 2014, 03:07:21 pm
That's pretty awesome stuff!!  Congrats on making huge progress!

Time for me to get my machine up and running.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 01, 2014, 03:17:47 pm
Thanks Bowana.  Got plenty of more work to do but am very happy with the progress so far.  Get your machine together and lets get you connected!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 01, 2014, 03:56:21 pm
It's morning here in Oz. Will deregister again and try this new patch and report back ASAP. Fingers crossed ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 01, 2014, 04:12:58 pm
Good morning!  My fingers are crossed as well.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 01, 2014, 06:01:54 pm
So boost did exactly as u asked unfortunately with the same result?? Last call complete but tournaments deactivated. Ummm any thoughts? Tried to force call again got to 10% and back to game and now last call not complete showing.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 01, 2014, 06:35:01 pm
Well, a part of me is glad if that makes sense.  I am glad because it means it is not region related.  That means we can go back to one cd for all.  I am happy about that.  I never got to finish the propagation logic which is used during unregistration and when the machine calls in each day.  That is why unregistration currently stops at 57%.  This is also the reason your call is stopping at 10%.  I didn't continue fixing it because there were bigger fish to fry AND I thought it was good enough to satisfy the propagation section.  Obviously it was for me, but not for you.  That means your machine might have an entry in the db that I have never seen before.  This is causing the call in to fail and deactivate tournaments.  Notice that it says your machine is registered but de-activated.  No problem, now I just need to get in there and finish the propagation logic.  Once this is done we all should be able to unregister and register with no failures at 57%, 10%, etc.  I'll continue tonight.  Thanks again for testing!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 01, 2014, 07:15:59 pm
No thank you boost for all ur work I know you will get this working and we will have our tournaments going soon. Would this new method work on my all access machine? If so should I give it a go to see if it works? Also this portable version of team challange doesn't have a card reader would that be any problem? Thoughts?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 01, 2014, 09:17:34 pm
What I intended to do with All Access Pass was investigate what changes they made to the service screens and database.  Then determine what I needed to add back to get the best of both worlds.  Tournament w/All Access Pass enhancements.  That is one of the things to do after the server gets on its feet.

The deal with no card reader is a bit tricky.  I'm sure the game is going to require you to insert your card to identify you as a player.  I might be picking up another machine next weekend.  If so it will only be for parts.  I can send you the card reader and you can just plug it into the free USB port on the back.

Time to get off work and go see what's going on with this server :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 01, 2014, 09:26:07 pm
Sounds like a plan buddy. Maybe a sneaky beer or 2 while your getting the server up n running also ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: DarkDiscord on December 01, 2014, 11:16:04 pm
Hello,

New here.  Found a PGA Tour Championship I in my area.  They want $300.  Everything works and looks good and they have all the install CDs.  Good price?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 02, 2014, 03:54:23 am
Not bad I guess but it is a very early version of the game. Normally Team Challenge sells for that price. You might want to upgrade to Challenge if you like playing skins or the latest version Team Challenge for better game play physics and graphics.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: DarkDiscord on December 02, 2014, 12:34:58 pm
Hm - and upgrading involves getting the software from someone and then finding a dongle as well as possibly upgrading the card to the 6600.

I'm jonesin for a golf game to play besides 2K on my MAME cabinet.  Mainly, I want to play in the online tournaments once you guys get that sorted. :)   I'll think it over.  Thank you for the information. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 03, 2014, 02:30:30 pm
Just popping in to give a quick update.  Registration and unregistration code is complete.  Found reason why spitfire was having issues.  Finishing base propagation code today and testing tonight.  Should have something this evening.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 03, 2014, 10:42:20 pm
That's great boost can't wait to try!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 04, 2014, 12:07:19 am
Ok spitfire, you're up.  My machine can unregister, register, and call in with no issues.  That au version of the patcher cd is not necessary.  Unregister your machine if it isn't already.   Run the regular v0.2 patcher.  Register with any 4 digit code you want.  Let's see if you have the same success as me.  Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 04, 2014, 12:09:20 am
Oh forgot to mention that certain areas of unregistration and registration can take a minute and a half so be patient.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 04, 2014, 03:30:36 am
Deregistering now will post results soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 04, 2014, 03:56:26 am
So unregistered machine which completed 100% in approx 3 mins with a stall at 57%. Then ran patcher  v.02. Power off machine. Powered up machine went into operators menu selected register machine chose and entered 4 digit, timeline and broadband registration began stalled approx 3 mins at 4% then another min at 22% till eventually reaching 100% at a total of approx 6 mins.

However still said My machine was deactivated. So I forced a call to server and after about 1 min finished 100% which lead me to my pic and the holy grail!! Ha ha ha ha

Boost you are a genius! Does this mean let the world wide PGA Golf tournaments begin???
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 04, 2014, 03:59:35 am
So boost once you set up a tournament will I be able to select The tournament icon on the start screen as still unselectable?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 04, 2014, 06:19:39 pm
I'm very happy right now.  Very happy.  Spitfire thanks for testing and documenting times, appreciate it very much!  Yes, once a tournament is setup you will be able to select it and play.  I mentioned in a previous post that this is the "base" propagation.  There are a few more things that need to be done before a real tournament can begin.  If you want to know the specifics I can lay it all out but I think all anybody cares about is the end result hahahah.  After my next version of the server software you will be able to have your machine call in, and you will have a tournament to play :-)

I need to take care of some house things and the next version of the server code has a monster of changes.  I probably won't have it done until this time next week.  Sorry to keep everybody in suspense but these is a lot of work here.  I'll post updates as I continue.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 04, 2014, 10:29:45 pm
Congrats guys!!!

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 04, 2014, 10:34:58 pm
Hi Boost thanks once again mate. Now just to clarify for everyone, should they be getting their machine to the same spot as our machines with tournaments enabled? Then waiting for you to do your magic again and get the tournaments up and running? Is this correct?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 04, 2014, 10:49:34 pm
Might be a bit soon but Im wondering how the tournaments will work...Will boost be the only one to start a tournament? Just wondering where it goes from here
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 04, 2014, 11:17:36 pm
I think everybody needs to hold off on registering until after we execute a test tournament.   I say this because one of the pieces of information given to the server during registration is an encrypted version of the key that will be used by the machine to encrypt the data passed to the server.  Vise versa it expects the data sent to it to be encrypted with this key.  Currently i am not saving off any of this information.  So spitfire you will have to unregister and reregister when i say.

96p993, you are correct, currently i am the only one who can configure a tournament.  In the future i would like to add the functionality for people to start their own.  That is a way off.  Adding tournament back to all access and unlocking courses on team challenge will come before that.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 04, 2014, 11:30:00 pm
That is what I thought, I was just wondering...

You are doing a kickass job, keep it up
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 05, 2014, 12:45:17 am
Thanks for the heads up for everyone boost. Yes would be great to get my all access machine in the tournaments and unlocking all the courses for others and other unlockable items for your player would be great mate I think this was done in the World tour feature of the game. Very exciting times thx to you Boost. Let me know when ur ready for the next test mate.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 07, 2014, 11:15:19 am
My cabinet gets delivered today!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 07, 2014, 07:37:36 pm
So I was setting up my cab for the upcoming tournaments and noticed that I had a bonus course I was able to play due to being tournament enabled and able to call server. See pics ha ha me likey
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 07, 2014, 08:46:32 pm
Hi Boost I hope all is going well with the tournament setup. So just out of curiosity I tried to enable my challenge machine the same way as my team challenge however gave me this error and unable to connect to server. Just thought id let you know for future reference.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 07, 2014, 09:00:22 pm
Hello everybody.  Almost done with my honey do's and i can get back to server work.  I expected the patcher not to work on challenge as i figured the database password would be different.  The good news....i just picked up a dedicated challenge game yesterday so i can fix this :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 08, 2014, 06:02:27 am
Great to hear ur of the leash again mate I know how hard it can be as mine is on rather tight ha ha ha. Nice you now have a challenge machine also you are covering all areas. Did you see the automatic new course that showed up in my team challenge?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 08, 2014, 09:52:46 am
Yea i saw that.  I never knew that just for showing up to the party you got a new course hahaha.  More to unlock soon :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 08, 2014, 11:55:26 pm
Hey all, cabinet showed up today. I am now the proud owner of a very nice Team Challenge. I really want to get the all access up and running but not sure I want to shell out the additional 250 Im seeing it for on Ebay. I will be putting in the 29" Vizio soon and getting some new art for the sides and control panel. Im looking forward to getting this baby up and running for some tournaments

By the way, is there any need to get a players or operator (I think that is what its called) card? I have a card reader but not sure if they are worth anything anymore.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 09, 2014, 06:11:13 am
No need for an operators card but you will need a players card to save your player profile and Create a clone Of yourself to play as in the game. Also boost is saying this is the way you will register yourself in the tournament when he gets it up and running. So I suggest you find and get at least one however I have made all my friends players that look like them to play as when they come round so u might want to get a few if you can.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 09, 2014, 08:45:39 am
Well I suppose Im on the hunt for a few players cards...If anyone has some extras please let me know
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 09, 2014, 09:14:19 am
When i got to the point of being able to play a tournament i was going to source new cards.  Remember, gvr never made anything, they integrated existing hardware.  These cards will be regulat off the shelf "somethings".  I will find you all a "heaping meadow muffin" pile of them when i get to that point.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 09, 2014, 10:11:18 am
Awesome thanks...

For all out there reading this thread and the 30 pager in another thread, has anyone built a new computer to replace the original? Im thinking about it but not quite sure where to start.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 09, 2014, 11:23:52 pm
STP put me onto a dell gx 260 pc which I have been able to get it to run the game on.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Bowana on December 10, 2014, 08:24:27 am
Anyone know if they sell the 29" Vizio's in Canada?  I can't seem to find them.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 10, 2014, 08:25:06 am
This might be tough to answer but did you see any performance gains? I get a little skipping in some of the attract and the ball flight isnt as smooth as I would like. I would say most of this is a RAM issue but dont know if going through the trouble is worth it until the computer craps out...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on December 10, 2014, 05:10:32 pm
bumping up the ram certainly helps... but, also check your GPU fan, if it's slow or seized the video will stutter.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Dalejustin96 on December 10, 2014, 09:05:55 pm
I have a button out

What website is the best for replacement parts
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 10, 2014, 10:10:57 pm
Any arcade button off eBay will do
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 11, 2014, 04:22:34 pm
Hey Boost just checking in to see how everything is progressing mate?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 11, 2014, 04:29:31 pm
Things are going good, just a lot of work at this point.  A LOT of work.  A database to hold all info from cabinets, the 3 different encryption/decryption mechanisms, and the ~80 different messages that are passed between cabinet and server.  This is what I am currently working on.  The next goal though is for me to get a tournament started.  This means I might not be able to retrieve results, might not be able to update the leaderboard, etc.  But at least get to a point where I can properly communicate with each cabinet and send tournament info.  This is big because each machine encrypts the data with a different key.  Mess up the registration and the server will never be able to communicate with the cabinet.  Did I mention a lot of work??  HAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 11, 2014, 04:42:13 pm
I should have given the most important part of the answer.....when will the next milestone be met.  I think by saturday night I should have my machine playing a tournament.  When that happens then all you need to do is unregister, re-register, and you will be able to play the same tournament.  Then the next milestone will be extracting results and pushing leaderboard info.  That should only take a day or two more.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 11, 2014, 11:31:12 pm
So I was getting in a quick round this evening and while deciding what course to play I thought to myself, self I dont think I have the 22 course the Team Challenge is supposed to have. I went ahead and played Bethpage Black without giving much thought but this evening jumped onto wiki. Sure enough there are several course Im missing (I will list them tommorrow)...How is this possible? Is there a way for an Operator to go in and decide what courses to allow during play?

Someone help...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 12, 2014, 12:29:39 am
Boost wish I could help somehow as does sound like a shitload of work ha ha ha. Glad to hear it's all going well mate can't wait to test.
With regards to courses normal team challenge only has 9 courses I think only the all access pass machines have all the courses available to play.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 13, 2014, 03:08:32 pm
Just checking back in.  Database installed, all three encryption mechanisms implemented,  working on the three message transactions that have to be handled to start a tournament.   Very very close.  Hoping tonight.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 13, 2014, 05:43:12 pm
Your the man Boost!! Its so close I'm gonna start polishing my trackballs ha ha need them In good order to win these tournaments!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 14, 2014, 09:37:30 am
Well things didnt go as smooth as i wanted.  About 11 errors left to work out.  2 medium size, 9 easy.  Little more time :-(
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 14, 2014, 04:58:36 pm
Take all the time you need Boost we aren't going anywhere mate. I'm sure you will sort things out soon
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 16, 2014, 06:32:11 pm
So I got my 29" monitor installed, cabinet painted with new t molding and I have a keyboard and mouse on the way...We are getting close, though I do need some assistance on hooking this thing up to my network
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 16, 2014, 07:18:02 pm
Sit tight mate. Once boost has finished his magic he will re issue instructions on what is needed to be done to play his tournaments.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 16, 2014, 07:37:41 pm
Hey guys.  Tonight is going to be another round of testing.  My fingers are crosses.  I resolved all the errors the cabinet was upset about.  Lets see what tonight brings.  Another post soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 17, 2014, 12:06:55 am
My fingers and toes are crossed Boost.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 17, 2014, 03:28:42 am
I DID IT!!!  My machine after calling into the server!

(http://i59.tinypic.com/e03i8g.jpg)

I need to copy all of the new code and database to the private server that you guys can see.  Right now it is just on my local test machine.  I will do that this evening.

So spitfire, after I get the server updated tonight I need you to unregister your machine, rerun the 0.2 prepper cd (not the AU one), re-register using any four digit code you want, and then call in.  After that you will see the first tournament.  I am going to start a new one as the test one I had ends on the 19th.

Everybody else, after spitfire confirms everything is operational all you need to do is download the 0.2 prepper cd listed in a previous post, register using the 4 digit method choosing any 4 digits you want, and then forcing a call.

But again, wait until I get the server updated tonight :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 17, 2014, 06:09:13 am
Great work Boost never doubted you for a minute mate. Only one problem my end, I am away on a family holiday up north of Australia and not due back to test till late Tues 23rd Dec Melbourne Australia time. So we might need someone else to step in and test for everyone unless you all want to wait till then. Ha ha ha ha I know I can't wait!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 17, 2014, 08:36:09 am
No worries at all spitfire.  Everything will be waiting for you when you return.  Gives me time to work on the next issue.....what cards can we use, who programs them, where do we source them from?  Or the other task of returning tournament to all access pass.  Enjoy the vacation and family!

If anybody else is itching to try out registering just let me know.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 17, 2014, 11:48:05 am
Boost I might be able to sub in for Spit but would need a bit of assistance getting connected to my network, and all the other fun stuff.

Im mechanically inclined not so much technology inclined...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 17, 2014, 11:52:47 am
I can help with your network issues.  Are you planning on using an ethernet cable to connect your machine and your router or are you trying to go wireless?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 17, 2014, 02:25:35 pm
I think ethernet would be the most reliable but the cabinet is my garage so wireless would be easiest right now. I can move it but would need to get some people over to do so...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 17, 2014, 04:38:10 pm
You can buy very long Ethernet cables these days so why don't you run one of these long cable to ur machine from the closes access point such as ur router or modem? That's what I have done.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 17, 2014, 04:40:13 pm
have no issue with that either...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 17, 2014, 04:44:31 pm
Yea running a long cable would be a great first start.  Maybe you go to wireless later, maybe you don't.  But at least you don't have to deal with anything.  All you need to do is plug the cable into your router and PC.  The machine is setup for DHCP so it will get an IP address, DNS server IP address, Gateway IP address automatically.  You will be connected in seconds.  That and when you select "Broadband" during cabinet registration.  If you find your machine was already registered when you got it you will need to unregister and then register again.  Only do this AFTER running the 0.2 patcher CD.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 17, 2014, 05:26:40 pm
Hey boost, went to download the patch and its just taking me to the front page, asking if I want to upload my files. Is the patch still available?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: csnow on December 17, 2014, 05:29:26 pm
I have a Championship III that is not working.  The computer will boot, I get the EA splash screen, some intro and then it goes blank.  Press the start button and it reboots.  The operator button isnt working but I didnt want to splice it to make it work without finding out if this thing is repairable.  I assume the drive is fragmented or maybe video memory.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 17, 2014, 05:31:19 pm
Hey 96p993, I didn't know that File Dropper removed the files if not downloaded within 30 days.  From their website:
How long are the files kept?
The files are kept forever as long as they are being downloaded. If the files are not downloaded even once within 30 days consecutively they are removed. If you have a premium account your files are never deleted.

I'll reupload it to a permanent spot tonight.  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 17, 2014, 05:41:59 pm
no problem at all...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 17, 2014, 07:41:38 pm
quick question for boost or spit...I can take my computer and a monitor out of the cabinet and hook it up anywhere I want. Now this means no controls but I have a ps2 keyboard and mouse....Will this work to get this moving? We are making the move with the cabinet upstairs but I just wanted to see if there is any reason this wouldnt work

It all boots up fine but Im not sure how to get past the no card reader press start screen...Enter does nothing, what equates to start on the keyboard??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 17, 2014, 10:09:05 pm
Hi Cs with regards to ur championship 3 machine it sounds to me that the game is not installed on ur hard drive. Does the game stop with the start menu visable and a ea sports wallpaper? If not then maybe it could be a video card issue try replacing card or even ram. If that fails you may need to install the game to ur hard drive again.

96 you want be able to pass the no card reader press start screen unless you have you controls attached to ur machine even with a the keyboard attached.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 17, 2014, 10:10:00 pm
Unfortunately i dont think the keyboard is going to work for you.  You need the trackball and buttons.  I too have my test rig out of the cabinet.  I took the pc, card reader, trackball, and wiring harness out.  I use a regular pc monitor.  All io comes into the game via the octopus cable in the back.  Keyboard and mouse wont control game.  But i could be completely wrong.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 17, 2014, 10:14:12 pm
Oh great news also regarding players cards.  I identified the manufacturer of the card readers and talked to them today.   They sent me the software development kit so i can connect the reader to my pc and dump an original players card.  Then i can provision new ones for everybody.  They are regular smart cards.  Run about a dollar fifty cents each. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 17, 2014, 10:35:58 pm
We got the game upstairs and all is good...I can move forward as soon as I find my long cables...

That is awesome about the cards...Has anyone discussed the older style card readers (no LED's) and possibly getting them to work?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 17, 2014, 10:37:28 pm
Those are the mag stripe readers.   Didnt they stop using them on champ 3?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 17, 2014, 10:45:02 pm
No idea...I have a new reader on the way, just seems like something that all will have to find if they want to do this.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 17, 2014, 11:30:04 pm
Hey 96 good to here bout the cab move and also great about the cards boost. My test cab has no card reader also. Only have one and some player cards on my all access machine which hopefully boost can get the registration options to show up in the operators menu. Otherwise I need to find another card reader also.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 11:16:02 am
I uploaded the patcher to dropbox.  You can pick it up from:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c37c9urx1grlbpu/PGA_Patcher_v02.iso?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/c37c9urx1grlbpu/PGA_Patcher_v02.iso?dl=0)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 11:18:36 am
I will get it in just a couple....

Now fill me in on exactly what you want me to do. I have read back through but I want to have everything in one spot when I start doing all this. I will have a cable long enough in a couple hours so I guess take it from plugging the cable in and going from there.

Thanks Boost
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 01:41:28 pm
Ok just finished moving everything from my test machine to the real server.   Here is what you do:
1) Download patcher iso image and burn to cd.
2) Put cd in running team tournament game.  Black screen will appear with status and tell you when to eject cd and rebooy game.
3) Connect game pc to your router
4) Go into service mode and if your machine reports a cabinet id then unregister it via unregister button.
5) Register machine via register button and then select 4 digit mode button.  Choose any 4 digits you want.
6) After registration completes successfully.....it better hahaha....Force a call via force call button.
7) Return to game.

After returning to game it might say a scheduled reboot is required and counts down....let it reboot.  Enjoy the tournament!

Remember....machine must call in to get info and give info.  Because the machine doesnt run 24/7 you will want to force a call each time you boot up.
.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 18, 2014, 03:15:33 pm
That's great news Boost. So the Tournament is up and running now is that correct? If so can't wait to get home and post my name on top of the leaderboard ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 03:19:01 pm
That is correct,  tournaments are up!  Current test one ends tomorrow night.  Test 2 will start right after that.  I will need to play a few rounds to get the leaderboard and all other stats propagating properly across all machines.  But basically......we should be good to go!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: csnow on December 18, 2014, 05:41:34 pm
Hi Cs with regards to ur championship 3 machine it sounds to me that the game is not installed on ur hard drive. Does the game stop with the start menu visable and a ea sports wallpaper? If not then maybe it could be a video card issue try replacing card or even ram. If that fails you may need to install the game to ur hard drive again.

There were no discs in the unit.  Only the PC, some stickers, and the blue operators manual.  Does anyone have some discs they are willing to sell?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 05:58:08 pm
Just got home..getting all ready now. I have 2 rookie questions:

How do I get into service mode?
How do I force call?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 06:09:02 pm
You get into service mode by pressing the red button on the little metal bracket that has the volume control and sound amplifier.  Open the coin door and look inside, it will be facing you.

You force a call, register, unregister, etc from the connection menu in service mode.  I can't remember off the top of my head what the name of the menu is, but you use the left and right buttons to scroll up and down.  Each menu will have sub menus.  I think it is like the second or third from the bottom.  Pretty obvious once you get in there.  As soon as you enter service mode the first screen you are presented with will let you know if you have a cabinet id or not.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 06:12:01 pm
inserting disk now...fingers crossed
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 06:20:05 pm
put disk in, green light blinking on computer but nothing happening at all...Seems like it is reading but not doing anything past that
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 06:21:41 pm
I don't mean to ask a dumb question, but what I uploaded was an ISO which is a disk image.  Did you just burn the .iso file to a CD or did you burn the ISO image to a CD?  There is a difference.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 06:26:27 pm
I used IMgburn...I used "write image file to disk" and verified once done.

i do have a question though..Im in service mode: Im unregistered, never connected, and no call status

Am I ok to try and register?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 06:37:30 pm
If you used image burn then odds are everything worked behind the scenes.  I bet the game just couldn't be stopped for some reason.  I say go for it....attempt to register.  It won't hurt anything if the patcher didn't run.  You will just try to register with GVR which won't happen.  So yea, try to register.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 06:40:59 pm
Connection error 5006

Guessing it didnt run

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 06:42:51 pm
Correct, 5006 is no connection to server.  I don't think the patcher ran.  Put the cd back in the machine that burnt it and see if it is good.  You should see 4 files on the CD.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 06:46:38 pm
I found an issue...hold
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 07:08:57 pm
success on the patch!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 07:09:49 pm
Excellent.  Let me know how registration goes.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 07:17:34 pm
IM IN!!!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 07:19:11 pm
YES!!!!!  Congratulations!  I haven't even played a round of tournament yet.   Been so caught up in making it work :-)    See if you can play a tournament without a players card.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 07:20:44 pm
It shows tounaments enabled but I cant click on anything tournament wise. I see the test tournament and it says 9 holes 4.00 but no way for me to play.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 07:21:43 pm
Do you have a card reader connected?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 07:23:18 pm
No the damn thing wasnt in the mail today...I have an old one but it doesnt read  it. Im hoping tomorrow. I have a card on the way too until we figure out the deal with cards
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 07:24:36 pm
I guess the important part is I got in and all your amazing work is paying off!!!

WELL DONE
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 07:27:52 pm
Yea I think the game requires the card reader to be present.  I will test tonight.  I don't have a players card yet, but I do have some on the way to test/use until I come up with the new card solution.  Congrats on connecting and registering though.  Looks like you are the first customer.

For people that have Team Challenge the doors are open.  All Access Pass people just give me a little time and I will have a patcher for your machines that will re-enable tournament and point you to the private server.  Also Challenge version is in the works.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 07:29:14 pm
So is there going to be any way to go from TC to All Access? The 250 is tough to swallow
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 07:32:49 pm
There will be no need to go from Team Challenge to All Access Pass.  All the AAP version did was enable all the courses which the server would do for Team Challenge.  Since GVR shut their servers down fresh Team Challenge machines would have no way to get those courses.  So GVR released AAP and found a way to make a few bucks while disabling their servers.  Now that we have a server I should be able to enable the missing courses on TC.

This is what I have interpreted about All Access Pass.  If I am wrong someone please let me know.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 07:34:22 pm
We lean on you brother!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 07:43:44 pm
So how will the tournaments work? Will there be a timeframe as to when all have to play the round? Will all participants have to be on at same time?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 07:50:57 pm
The tournaments are asynchronous.  That means you play whenever you want, as many times as you want.  Within a certain timeframe.  I.E. 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, etc.  The leaderboard will let you know who is in the lead.  Unfortunately PGA Tour isn't a game where you play at the same time as someone and get to talk smack to them as you play.  You play by yourself or with multiple people at your machine.  The results get uploaded to the server, and other machine and player results get downloaded to yours.  Server is the hub to collect and distribute this info.  At the end of the tournament span, top dog on the leaderboard is the winner.

You guys will be the ones to tell me what course you want, how long you want the tournament to go on for, etc.  I work for you hahahahaha.  STP or anybody can start a poll asking for votes.  Oh I can also set the difficulty for a tournament.  Even if your machine is set on 2 for example.  I can say that for the tournament the level will be 3 or 4.  Whatever you want.  You guys are the boss :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 08:13:29 pm
So will we be able to create players once the card deal is done? It would be cool to figure out how to give virtual prizes like I think they did when the servers were up. I know there was a ton of stuff the players could get just like Golden Tee does
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 08:25:19 pm
Yes, you will be able to create and customize your player once you get your card and card reader.

As for prizes that would be a cool thing.  The problem is GVR paid for the prizes with the money they received from the operators.  For each tournament played GVR would receive X % of the game cost.  So for example right now the test tournament is $4.00  With a 50/50 split GVR would make $2 per play.  Well since this server is free we don't have a way to pay for the prizes unless we all decided to kick a little something into a pool.  A little beer money or something.

I better follow that statement up with a......."The statement above was just an example only.  Nobody on this forum is proposing gambling or would ever partake in gambling as that is illegal." :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 08:29:59 pm
I was actually talking about virtual prizes...clothes for our players, shoes, balls, etc..

If we can get enough I wonder if we could get a season together...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 18, 2014, 08:35:03 pm
Ohhhhhhhh, my bad.  I actually haven't played PGA since Champ 3.  Back then there wasn't any customization like there is today.  If a virtual prize was awarded to a winner back when GVR ran the tournaments then there should not be any reason why this server couldn't do it either.  Once I get my cards I'll be able to work on this section and understand more.  Plus I'll be able to finally play some games :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 18, 2014, 08:41:26 pm
I wouldnt say money just yet...Still a lot of learning to do with this game

Im excited to see what you find when you can really get into the system and what all can be used by all on and off a tournament...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 19, 2014, 03:15:48 am
Can't wait to get home and join in however my test rig doesn't have a card reader either urghh n not easy to find her in Australia! I guess I might have to wait till Boost figures out the all access pass as that's my main machine with a card reader.

In regards to virtual player gear, team challenge used to unlock all this added player gear through the world tour option in the game Boost. Would be great to be able to get this virtual gear or even the world tour game up and running again to then unlock all this cool customisable stuff for our players.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 19, 2014, 08:15:42 am
spit you give the man a challenge it seems he finds a way to make it work...

I will keep an eye out for another reader as I found my online
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 19, 2014, 10:02:49 pm
Hey guys, been out of the loop for awhile. See you guys have been making some great progress. I have a Team Challenge (without all access) and tried to log on to the server tonight. The patch appeared to work fine. The issue I'm having is that I have a cabinet ID (15000) but under that it says unregistered. When I try to follow the steps to log on to the tournaments, it gives me a 5209 error saying that my cabinet needs to be unregistered before registering but there is no button/item choice for me to pick to unregister??? Any help?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 19, 2014, 10:07:13 pm
After 96's registration i think i found a small bug.  Before you attempt to register let me address it.  Ill write back probably tonight with the "all clear".

To unregister the button is the last one in the connection menu.  Same menu that has force call.  Think it says disconnect from tournament or something like that.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 19, 2014, 10:31:10 pm
Appreciate it. If there's anything that I can do to help, don't hesitate to ask.

On another note, I have a card reader installed on the machine but it has never worked. I just took it out and when I plug it into my computer it  recognizes a USB input device. The model is a Xico 7101USB.  Any thoughts?

Sorry for all the questions after just getting back. Really hoping to play online with the rest of you!

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 19, 2014, 10:51:18 pm
Glad you are joining us.  The more people, the more fun and competitive it is.  Ill get that bug fixed tonight.  As for the card reader that is not the same model as what i have.  Mine identified itself as a sct-ii sdk device.  Does your reader have two lights on front?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 19, 2014, 10:57:40 pm
I think that cabinet I have was upgraded from an older version. I do not have any LED lights and believe that I have the magnetic card reader from the older machines. CRAP! Let me know if it's possible to get a hold of the newer reader. Also, if anyone can do anything with the reader that I have, let me know and you can have it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 19, 2014, 11:21:31 pm
The software expects the reader to be a smartcard style as your player info is stored on it.  I have three new style readers.  As soon as my cards come in let me make sure they all work and ill give you one.  You only need to pay the cost of shipping.

In the future if readers become an issue i can source replacements.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 19, 2014, 11:23:34 pm
Spitfire that reminds me, the reader is only held in by four carriage bolts and one usb connection.  Just "borrow" the one from your all access pass for your team challenge :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 19, 2014, 11:43:30 pm
Thanks boost, that would be greatly appreciated. I can pay for the reader as well as shipping so just let me know.
 
I've been messing with the machine and absolutely cannot find out where/how to unregister this thing!! I've posted screen shots.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 20, 2014, 12:32:21 am
Your machine is unregistered.  The problem is your machine is trying to register as the same cabinet id as 96.  This is because the server is failing to correct the cabinet id during registration.  This is the bug i was mentioning.  Hang tight until i fix it.  Then you can register again and everything will be good.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 20, 2014, 01:34:41 am
Boost if I need to do anything on my side just let me know...

Was hoping to get my card reader from USPS today but I think it will be tomorrow...Nothing like taking 6 days for 2 day priority!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 20, 2014, 02:32:19 am
So i just finished a round of debugging and got the 5209 error myself.  Its actually because there is an active cabinet entry lurking in one of the tables.  I will need to roll another version of the patcher cd to fix this.  Wont have it ready till tomorrow.  But good news is i see the same issue and can fix it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 20, 2014, 04:04:05 am
Boost you are a legend mate is there anything you can't get going. Glad to see more players are joining us and weeding out any issues. Home soon and will be hitting the tournament soon. Yes not hard to pull card reader from machine but would rather find another as would love both systems running properly.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 20, 2014, 05:15:23 am
Thanks spitfire, I'll tell you though, if i was half as good talking to my wife as i am talking to computers my life would be sooooo much easier hahaha.

So i dove back in for another round of testing.  Learned a lot!!  First of all got that bug fixed.  That was bigger than i thought.  Learned i need to add a bit more logic to the patcher cd.  No prob, version 0.3 will be here tomorrow.  Also learned you MUST have free play off or else you cannot play a tournament or world tour.  Also jotted down the courses available so i could see which ones are missing and the server has to enable.

Now....this part here deserves its own paragraph.  Looks like we might not need players cards!  I went to play a tournament and it gave me the option to swipe my card OR login with player name and card number.  I think the cabinet caches the local player config and also uploads it to the server.  That means i think i could create a base entry for everybody, push all of us to the cabinets via server, and you can login and modify.  No card needed!  Im going to investigate further.......after a new patcher, push my bug fixes to server, and start a new tournament :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 20, 2014, 02:28:09 pm
Here is the link to the new patcher 0.3:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j16ag4he9k7xg8a/PGA_Patcher_v03.iso?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/j16ag4he9k7xg8a/PGA_Patcher_v03.iso?dl=0)

96 you do not need to do anything, you are ok.  Dahupshee and everybody else from this point forward need to use 0.3  So Dahupshee just burn this cd image and execute it the same way you did 0.2.  After that you will be able to register.  That is in about 10 minutes after I update the server.  By the time you get this message, download the image, burn it, execute it, the server will be ready for you.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 20, 2014, 03:06:33 pm
Hey boost...Im wondering about the bonus course that showed up when we registered or called in ow whatever the trigger was. Do you know anything about it? Why/how it shows up? Can this be done with other courses?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 20, 2014, 03:22:20 pm
Funny you should mention the other courses :-)    i just got done analyzing which ones are missing and what to do to enable them.   It's going to take some work so probably a week or two since the holidays are here.   But i pretty much have it figured out.

The reason the bonus course exists is because it is built into the game to appear or disappear.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 20, 2014, 04:29:39 pm
I'm hearin ya Boost about the Mrs if only they were computers life would be a whole lot more easier however woman definitely are not logical! Ha ha.

Lots being worked out which is great. So as it stands no need for my system it seems to run the new patcher? Also must turn freeplay off for tournaments to work. You mentioned world tour, once you turn free play off will this also be able to be played?

Also if ur player is stored on the server also would be great to be able to bypass the card readers however to use ur own designed player I would think you would need the card reader at least once? Is that correct??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 20, 2014, 05:13:00 pm
You are so correct, women are the furthest thing from logical hahaha!

Since you already registered one time before i think you will need to run the 0.3 patcher to clear up one of the tables before you register again.  I think i am missing something in my unregistration code.  Better to be safe.

Yes, once you disable free play world tour will be available to you.  I confirmed that myself last night.

I dont think a card will be necessary to store custom created player.  I see the huge customization field in the database for each player.   The card would be necessary if you played at a new location as that machine would not have your info cached.  Since we control the server i can propagate all of our info to each of the registered machines.  That way it is cached and waiting for you.  Otherwise the cabinet would need a card to get the info onto the cab the first time.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 20, 2014, 05:17:06 pm
Btw, no matter what happens with the login stuff, I'm still going to support cards.  It's much faster to just swipe a card.  Just giving another option for people without cards or card readers.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 20, 2014, 05:19:59 pm
Just gave it a try and unfortunately I got some type of exception error. It did go to the black screen and did it's thing until the end. It froze the computer. I rebooted it anyway and went through to try to register but got the same 5209 error. I tried to install the patch again and got the same error. Here's a pic but not sure you're going to be able to see it. Says "Application has generated an exception that could not be handled"
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 20, 2014, 05:22:02 pm
If you can play world tour Boost it's in this format that virtual player stuff was given n courses unlocked on machines as you progressed through the tour. The further you get the more stuff you unlocked. Ha ha ha can't wait to get home n try it out. Next holiday i will be taking my portable machine with me ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 20, 2014, 05:23:31 pm
See.....that is what i get for being sloppy and not testing my code.  It was a simple addition but obviously i missed something.  My apologies,  don't use 0.3 until i fix this and release 0.3a.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 20, 2014, 05:35:46 pm
No worries man. Happens all the time BUT I only got one blank CD left!!! :-) I haven't burned CD's for years and was fortunate to find the 3 that I had! They were covered in dust in the bottom of a bin of old CD's and DVD's. Amazing how things have changed, used to burn 3-4 a day. I'll run out and get some more if I have to. Appreciate all your hard work!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 20, 2014, 07:25:07 pm
Completely understand about the cd's.   I have 0 left.  But i found the mistake.   Had an extra comma in my sql statement.

Here is 0.3a
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mt9m9q2086sacbr/PGA_Patcher_v03a.iso?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/mt9m9q2086sacbr/PGA_Patcher_v03a.iso?dl=0)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 20, 2014, 08:38:16 pm
Damn boost, you the man. No problems with the latest patch. Went through all the steps no issue. Got a new course for non-tournament play as well. When I tried to go to the tournament I didn't have a players card so wasn't sure what I should do. There was an option to "login" as well but didn't want to screw anything up. If you need me to do something to test further, just let me know.

Can't thank you enough for all your work. It's pretty amazing. Not sure if you can do this with other games but you should consider crowd funding something as I think that there are a lot of people out there that would get one of these machines if they new they could get online and compete against other people. I know I would donate and you definitely deserve to put something in your pocket for all your work. Thanks again and keep up the good work and please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: csnow on December 20, 2014, 09:28:26 pm
I am going to dismantle this Championship III cabinet and tower.  If anyone needs anything, PM me.  I have no idea what any of these parts go for so I will just go on the honor system. 

Chris
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on December 21, 2014, 01:22:50 am
im in.  wireless. 
Was able to create my own player which i couldnt do before.  Kudos Boost!!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 21, 2014, 08:48:52 am
Hey Boost, any reason I need to do the patch again? I got my  card reader yesterday  (nothing like 6 day (2 day Priority) shipping!!! Waiting on a card to arrive but I finally didnt get the no card reader screen.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 21, 2014, 12:11:30 pm
96, no you do not need to run 0.3a, you are locked in and ready to go.

Slim, that is awesome that you are registered and already have a player created.  Glad you joined us.  The more people the better.

Dahupshee, I did this server for a myriad of reasons.  The biggest reason of course was because it didn't exist.  The second being I'm so sick of companies nickeling and dimeing people to death.  This is made for us private home use guys and girls to not have to go to a bar and spend a ton of money just to get some friendly competition.  Sometimes we can't even make it to a bar because of family or whatever.   If i charged people i would be no better than them.  Plus this is fun to me.  No pressure,  no schedule, just me against the machine.  I'm glad you are appreciative of the work that has gone in to this so far.  That is thanks enough.  Do i have plans to do this for other games you asked?  The answer.........yes :-)  Time will bring more announcements.   For now still lots of work to do on this one.

Everybody, So there is still work for me to do.  I need to write the logic to capture everybodies tournament play and update the leaderboard.  Right now i don't have a tournament running.  I planned to start another test one when i get my cards.  Should be Monday.   I hope!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 21, 2014, 01:30:15 pm
My cards just arrived, development can continue!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 21, 2014, 05:33:34 pm
Should be home in time for the next test tournament. Can't wait to try all the latest things out. Thx Boost
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 22, 2014, 12:39:45 pm
Has anyone looked into changing out the glass that covers the monitor? It looks like someone with a ring played and I have scratches going up the middle of the glass. Im guessing this is just a pane of tempered glass but want to make sure that is the case. I would hate to buy the wrong glass and have it break...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 22, 2014, 12:43:35 pm
Yes, it's just a piece of tampered glass.   Whatever you do, do not get a piece of sheet glass.  Based from your message you already knew that.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 22, 2014, 01:07:16 pm
ya I plan on just taking it to a glass shop and having them match size and thickness
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 22, 2014, 01:55:03 pm
So I'm going to try to kill 3 birds with one stone.  I picked up a dedicated cabinet challenge a few weeks ago.  I want that to be my "player" game because what fun is it to do all this work if you don't actually play in the tournaments :-)    Well....Challenge isn't supported yet, so it's time to do that.  Not sure how many other Challenge people are here but it would be great for you to say hey so I know there are more than one.  Cabinet artwork says there are 22 courses so got to think a lot of them carried over to Team Challenge and we can have lots of Tournaments with both games.  Then there is the player data / game play data.  I need to extract all of that from each cabinet and propagate it to the others.  To do that.....you got to play a tournament :-)    I love testing hahahah.

So I think tonight might be getting Challenge up on the server and tomorrow would be starting a new tournament.  Everybody ok with that?

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 22, 2014, 04:00:41 pm
Is a card a must to play? Or are they simply for creating players?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 22, 2014, 04:03:17 pm
For playing tournaments or world tour the machine has to have some way of identifying you.  The card is what it uses.  But, I mentioned that once I figure out the card info I believe I can push a base schema to all the machines and then you can use the "Login" mechanism.  So if you or anybody else doesn't have a card reader, and doesn't mind typing in their name and card number on the screen via "Login", I should be able to get you going.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 22, 2014, 04:07:44 pm
I have a reader just not a card...I have one on the way but not certain will it will arrive.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 22, 2014, 06:14:31 pm
I have a challenge machine Boost an all my mates as we like to play the skins format of golf which for some reason team challange got rid of?? I also have championship 3 as this has The pebble beach course which later versions don't. So a lot of courses out their that haven't found their way to the latest version ummmm
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 22, 2014, 06:19:17 pm
Awesome, so if I get Challenge working your friends will join the party too??  Thanks for all the info Spitfire, appreciate the education.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 22, 2014, 06:20:30 pm
When I got my cabinet I also got all kinds of update disks...I think I have 8-10 disks for the different editions
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 22, 2014, 06:58:39 pm
I don't have a card reader but can use the login method if needed.  Also I have a new operator card if it helps someone.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 22, 2014, 07:46:22 pm
As I hoped, my card arrived today. Im good to go!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 22, 2014, 08:40:05 pm
dahupshee, To use the login method I think you will need credentials to already be on the machine.  So you might need me to push a base template over.  Not sure yet until I debug.  So let me try to get Challenge online tonight and then I'll start a new tournament.  I don't know what the number to course mapping is yet so I have just been picking numbers.  Essentially there is a "Course Number" that I have to assign.  That number equals a course.  I don't have a map of what equals what so I have been figuring it out as I start tournaments.  So if you don't like the course I pick.....tough....hahahhaahha.  You guys want 9 hole or 18 hole tournaments?  If 9 you want to do all the front first and then back?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 22, 2014, 08:50:07 pm
makes no difference to me on what or how many we play
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 22, 2014, 08:51:05 pm
Ok, I'll just go with 9 for now.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 22, 2014, 09:04:01 pm
Didnt you mention something about having to have free play off??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 22, 2014, 09:04:52 pm
Yes, you have to have free play off.  If it is on then the game won't let you select world tour or tournament.  At least that was my experience.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 22, 2014, 09:17:12 pm
Ok, just had to go in and make some changes to the amount of money it took to play the game.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 23, 2014, 10:18:45 pm
Sorry for the somewhat off-topic post. I am new to sending PM's and such and was trying to upgrade my team challenge cabinet and was ideally trying to get a hold of STPCore but it doesn't seem that my PM went through (or I'm doing it wrong). Anyways, I pulled my card out and it's a 3D Force FX-5700LE 128mb AGP card. I was wondering if I should upgrade to the same card with 256mb or get a 6600. Any input would be greatly appreciated. The reason for the upgrade is that I've been getting some choppy video since I got the machine. Thanks and sorry if I posted this in the wrong place.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 23, 2014, 10:24:04 pm
When i got my TC game it had a 4400 in it.  I jumped on ebay and found an AGP 6600.......Not impressed.  My attract mode screen where they have that world tour animation never scrolls like it should.  I jumps from beginning to end.  Now that i know a bit more about these games if i had to do it again i would get a better card and just install the drivers myself and live with the non supported video card nag message.  Just my two cents.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 23, 2014, 10:33:46 pm
Boost is the tournament up and running? I logged onto the server but didnt see it...Just wondering
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 23, 2014, 10:43:34 pm
No i wasnt able to touch anything the last two days.  Work and family consumed every minute.  I'll kick one off tonight.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 23, 2014, 10:55:37 pm
No rush..spend time with the family!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 23, 2014, 11:24:09 pm
Hey Dahupshee the best thing I found with my machine is to add more ram and make sure I had a fully working video card.  Both things are working perfectly then you should get good clean game play.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 24, 2014, 02:24:24 am
So got my machine up and tournament enabled again with new version of patcher and all worked well. Tried to
Play tournament but don't think there was one to play is that correct Boost? So I played world tour which worked perfectly all 24 courses available to play also looked like it stores my score on red rock mountain as was there when I played another course on world tour. Thanks once again boost for all your great work especially after so much false promise from the one who now shall remain nameless and his name never spoken by me again ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 24, 2014, 02:30:01 am
Welcome back spitfire.  Glad you are registered and ready to go.  I'm finishing patcher 0.4 right now.  It's smart enough to know if it is patching challenge or team challenge and does the right thing.  You guys dont need it but any challenge owner will.  Almost have this machine talking to my test server and then ill go setup a tournament.  Post back in a bit.

I just cant stop laughing at the nameless person and his steaming pile of meadow muffin line....wtf!!  Hahaha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 24, 2014, 03:12:12 am
Ok, just got done setting up the new tournament.  Force a call and you should get it.  Please let me know if there are any issues seeing it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 24, 2014, 08:54:30 am
I played in World Tour couple days ago...I played Predator, though I didnt do so well. Can anyone see my score?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 24, 2014, 09:46:52 am
Nobody is going to be able to see other peoples scores until i finish writing the extraction and propagation code.  With the holidays that probably won't be till the weekend sometime.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 24, 2014, 03:01:47 pm
Thanks for all the replies guys. I went ahead and ordered more memory and the 29" vizio. If it still gives me the skipping and choppiness and I may just buy the same card I have with 256mb on it to see if that helps.

Boost, you still good with the offer for the card reader. If so let me know how to send you payment and information. If you need the reader, no worries but I'll need the info to use the "login" option so I can play in the tournaments. Thanks as always for all you're doing.

Hope everyone has a great holiday!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lostboy4480 on December 24, 2014, 03:11:06 pm
Wow, Have been away from this thread for a little while and cannot believe all the progress that's been made.  Congrats to Boost for his work on the Server and everyone else thats been testing and helping, Very impressive.

I am looking forward to playing against a few of you once I source some new install CD's for my cab.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 24, 2014, 03:27:00 pm
Thanks for all the replies guys. I went ahead and ordered more memory and the 29" vizio. If it still gives me the skipping and choppiness and I may just buy the same card I have with 256mb on it to see if that helps.

Boost, you still good with the offer for the card reader. If so let me know how to send you payment and information. If you need the reader, no worries but I'll need the info to use the "login" option so I can play in the tournaments. Thanks as always for all you're doing.

Hope everyone has a great holiday!

Cant say anything about the additional Ram, I havent tackled that beast, but I can say the 29 is AWESOME. It fits great and makes the game play amazingly
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on December 24, 2014, 07:31:30 pm
Also as an FYI, I have a pogoplug that I use for random files to share with friends and it has plenty of space on it. I'd be more than happy to host any files on there including all the recovery discs for the various PGA machines as it seems that there are quite a few requests for them. I can setup a folder specifically for people at the forum that they can access whenever they need (assuming that it's legal, which I think it should be since all of us own the machines).
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 24, 2014, 10:26:46 pm
STP did have a Dropbox setup awhile back which we all had access to which had all the game disks there for all the different game versions. Not sure if it's still available PM STP and he will guide you further.

Am away again visiting the inlaws in the bush was gonna take my portable system but they have no internet access urghhh see you all in a couple of days.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 25, 2014, 12:59:50 am
Merry Christmas All!!!   :cheers:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 27, 2014, 11:30:56 am
Hey everyone, hope you guys had a merry christmas.  I'm back on development.  Challenge machine can register and call in now.  Joining a tournament is acting a bit weird but no biggie.  Card was configured properly so now i know what a base card should look like.  Also working on extracting tournament and world tour play off the cabinets so i can populate the leaderboards and everybody can compete.  Gonna be a pretty busy month but the end result is going to be awesome.

Dahup i havent tested the other two readers yet.  The fastest way to get you playing is probably the login way.   Let me get that going for you and then address the reader after if that is ok.

I was tossing around the idea of starting a twitter feed to have a quick way of broadcasting progress and try to pull more people in once things get rockin.  What do you guys thing, easier for you to stay up to date or a waste of time?  Never done social media before so testing the waters here.  Hey maybe gvr and ea could be my first subscribers :-)
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Post by: 96p993 on December 27, 2014, 04:56:29 pm
Im not a big social media guy but I agree it would be a great way to get others involved...
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Post by: Spitfire on December 27, 2014, 06:34:31 pm
Yeah not into the social media side of things either. Once everything is up and running I will have at least a dozen player here hooked up. Also should be able to get at least a dozen more through the forum so that would be a good start I guess. Let me know once the challenge patcher is complete and I'll test it this end for you boost.
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Post by: stpcore on December 27, 2014, 08:20:35 pm
Hey guys...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

I wanted to apologize that I haven't been checking in as much due to a crazy work load, 2 kids (one on the way), and the busy holiday schedule.  I wanted to thank everyone for their contributions (especially Boost and Spitfire) as this is a huge jump in progress!

On a side note...I am looking for a stock PGA Tour Golf computer (any version) as I am currently without one (can you believe it?).  If anyone has one that they would like to sell would you kindly consider sending me a PM?  I would also be looking for the newer card reader (the version with the two LEDs on the front).  It's so funny that I started this thread so long ago and when everything is coming to a happy ending I find myself without a machine, LOL!!!!

If anyone is in need of a player card please send me a PM as I will send one to you for the cost of shipping.  I bought a bunch of these over the years waiting for a moment like this for the forum members!  Also, I do have dongles for several versions of PGA so if you are looking for one please let me know!  Finally, if anyone needs any custom artwork for their machines please let me know as I can help you with that as well.  I also have some NOS control panel overlays that are under plexi, Beta Brite LED tournament toppers, etc.  If I can help anyone complete their machine just send me a PM and I will be happy to get these items out to you!

Let's have some fun and I hope to be competing against all of you online very soon.

THANKS BOOST!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 27, 2014, 10:50:46 pm
Ken let me know your gameplan on my artwork...Also might be interested in the NOS control panel overlays...

Shoot me an email
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 28, 2014, 02:58:13 am
Hi boost has a new tournament been started as tried again to play but none available?
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Post by: Spitfire on December 28, 2014, 03:45:32 am
Also can anyone remember any of the hidden skill shots in the world tour part of the game? There are 2 per course and if you achieve them you will unlock player items you can use with your custom golfer.
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Post by: Spitfire on December 28, 2014, 09:32:30 pm
Hi STP glad to see ur alive and well mate. I have a few machines but being in Australia it would be very costly to send to you. The best thing is to use ur own advice and get urself a dell gx260 and install the game fresh that's what I have done a few times works great.
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Post by: boostinallovryou on December 28, 2014, 09:40:46 pm
I'm glad to see this forum alive with activity!  Stp welcome back!  Hey i understand about family and obligations.   The only time i can code is after my daughter goes to bed.  A guy just posted a few days ago that he was going to part out a machine.   Check with him on the computer.

Spitfire i think i found a bug last night.  That i believe would be the reason you can't see the new tournament.  Because you are au and not us it is affecting you.  Working on a fix tonight.

Guess i better get back in my hole and keep working :-)

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 28, 2014, 10:35:42 pm
Spit check your PM
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Post by: Spitfire on December 28, 2014, 10:45:41 pm
Yeah just tried again now boost but says tournaments none available to play after inserting my player card. I'm sure you will get is Aussies in the tournaments soon Boost let me know when you want me to test buddy?
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Post by: boostinallovryou on December 29, 2014, 01:18:52 am
I found the bug spitfire.  What a pain in the --I'm attempting to get by the auto-censor and should be beaten after I re-read the rules-- to find.  Now i need to code up the solution and test.  Probably be tomorrow.  Good news is the challenge machine started its tournament too.  So both can play together.  I think this bug is not just the aussie players though.  96, you dont see the nee tournament either do you??
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Post by: Spitfire on December 29, 2014, 01:51:51 am
Nice to hear you've found the problem. World tour is keeping me entertained while you fix it mate. If only I could find the hidden skill shots so I can unlock some new items for my golfer.
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Post by: stpcore on December 29, 2014, 09:06:24 am
Hi STP glad to see ur alive and well mate. I have a few machines but being in Australia it would be very costly to send to you. The best thing is to use ur own advice and get urself a dell gx260 and install the game fresh that's what I have done a few times works great.

That is what I was going to do but I'm not sure if these machines have to be "stock" in order to communicate with the tournament server.  Do you have yours connected with your Dell?
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Post by: boostinallovryou on December 29, 2014, 09:55:31 am
Stp, the machine itself has no bearing on server communication.  It can be stock or a Dell,  it doesnt matter.  If it is a dell just make sure you have the network driver installed.
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Post by: stpcore on December 29, 2014, 10:31:52 am
Sounds good.

Boost, if you get time in when all of the bugs are sorted out would you mind doing an easy to follow step by step tutorial that would allow a machine to connect to the tournament server?  I would like to add that completed tutorial to the first page of this thread so that people that are dropping in can get up and running quickly versus trying to read 20 pages of info.  I'm looking to make my original first post an updated information area so we can summarize and get more people involved.  This would be VERY helpful when you have everything ironed out.

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 29, 2014, 10:55:20 am
Boost I go into challenge match, insert card, successful read, then go to the "choose your tournament" screen but it says no tournaments.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on December 29, 2014, 11:02:04 am
Thanks 96, that is consistent with the bug i found.  I started fixing it last night.  New logic is going to be more robust.  Thanks for confirming, i appreciate it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 29, 2014, 11:05:41 am
I will be around most of the day...If you need anyone to jump on just let me know
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 29, 2014, 06:45:01 pm
STP I have had both stock n dell machines talking to the server so no issue there mate.
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Post by: dahupshee on December 29, 2014, 06:47:50 pm
Boost, whatever is easy for you is fine with me. Even if you want to skip the login stuff I can wait until you have a free card reader and join the tournaments then.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas. I'll definitely be playing some golf on New Year's eve with a few buddies. Maybe will get on a tournament??
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Post by: boostinallovryou on December 29, 2014, 10:34:20 pm
Spitfire, need to confirm something.  You never played a round during tournament right?  Matter of fact nobody has played a round because of no tournament available or no card reader right?  I went to play a round and the session started, then ended immediately saying thanks for playing.  Hahaha.  Means something else needs to be populated.  Just wanted to make sure it wasn't just my challenge machine.
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Post by: boostinallovryou on December 29, 2014, 10:55:54 pm
Holy s!!!!  I found the issue.  I found that when i create a tournament i actually have to provide playing conditions for each hole for each day!  Wind direction, speed, rain, fog, even pin placement on the green!  This game is awesome!!  But more work hahaha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 30, 2014, 12:02:56 am
Hi Boost never have played a tournament as stated previously never see any tournaments in the challenge match menu. Great to hear how many customisable sections there are in the game. Can't wait till you get these tournaments up and running.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 30, 2014, 12:54:38 am
Just shot 17 under or better with a 20 under in world tour and it unlocked a flower tattoo
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Post by: Spitfire on December 30, 2014, 03:05:34 am
Brings a whole new aspect to golf thx Boost
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Post by: yukonblaze on December 30, 2014, 08:24:29 am
Spitfire,
  Was that unlocked when playing a tournament or just world tour?  This is what I have been waiting to unlock since getting my cab.  Since it stores on your player card, it has to be stored on the computer to write to card.  I am getting more excited about the thought of tournaments for all of us.  Can we start keeping a list of all the unlockables and how to obtain?
Thanks
Jason
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Post by: boostinallovryou on December 30, 2014, 11:19:23 am
So I'm a bit frustrated with the tournament stuff right now.  After supplying a ton of data for playing conditions and weather forecasts i was able to launch a tournament round.  Now the game is stuck playing the first hole over and over.  Like that movie groundhog day.  When this happens the best thing for me to do is back away, clear my head, and go after it again.  It's pretty obvious from me playing and looking at the data that world tour leaderboards are going to be way way way simpler than tournaments and will give us the first taste of competition against each other.  So I'm going to back off, take a breather, and return in a week or so and get leaderboards going.   Not checking forums or anything until i return.  Next time you hear from me i will be releasing challenge and leaderboards.  See you all next year.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on December 30, 2014, 11:58:21 am
Hey Boost, sorry this is getting a bit tedious, I think you have the right idea in backing off a bit. We all appreciate everything you have done and maybe a break is best. I hope you have a great New Years and we will see you on the flip side...

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Post by: Spitfire on December 30, 2014, 04:51:22 pm
Sad to hear Boost I have no doubt you will find the problem mate take ur time.  Yuko these items are unlocked in world tour. Each course has 2 unlockable items on it to find. I have posted the only 2 I have found so far. Yes If anyone else unlocks anything please post so we can keep a record.
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Post by: yukonblaze on December 30, 2014, 07:15:44 pm
Will I need to drop  my all access back to team challenge to access world tour?
Jason
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Post by: Slimonce on December 30, 2014, 09:39:23 pm
So... I didn't realize I was not on wifi and tried to connect.  Tried my opererators card and it said it was not registered.  Once I had wifi again, I was able to use the operators card and actually name my joint, etc.  Pretty cool.  I'm getting error 5208 saying I can't get in and when I try again 5209 saying I'm already registered but need to be unregistered. Threw the disc back in and got the same thing.  Just thought it was pretty cool that the operarator card worked this time and opened more things! Just can't get back to online play.  Boost, take a break!!!  You're doing awesome things and just seeing little things like this is awesome!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on December 31, 2014, 03:10:44 am
Hey Yukon you must have normal team challenge as that has the registration section in the operators menus and all access doesn't so you re unable to register after using Boosts latest patch.

Slim the operators card is directing you to the old global Vr servers and is useless now. You need to run boosts latest patch unregister and register again following boost instructions to get back online and talking to his server.
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Post by: 96p993 on December 31, 2014, 11:15:52 am
Hey all, while Boost is taking a well deserved sabbatical I was wondering if anyone had the Team Challenge disks I could use to put on a new computer. I have all the disks but this set, was hoping someone could help me out. I believe there are the install disks as well as a recovery disk, if you have all of them I would greatly appreciate your help.

Thanks
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Post by: stpcore on December 31, 2014, 03:59:11 pm
Hey all, while Boost is taking a well deserved sabbatical I was wondering if anyone had the Team Challenge disks I could use to put on a new computer. I have all the disks but this set, was hoping someone could help me out. I believe there are the install disks as well as a recovery disk, if you have all of them I would greatly appreciate your help.

Thanks

I sent you a PM.
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Post by: Slimonce on December 31, 2014, 04:44:00 pm
Hey Yukon you must have normal team challenge as that has the registration section in the operators menus and all access doesn't so you re unable to register after using Boosts latest patch.

Slim the operators card is directing you to the old global Vr servers and is useless now. You need to run boosts latest patch unregister and register again following boost instructions to get back online and talking to his server.

I'm using 3a.  I didn't see a more recent one.  Now getting error 5203.  Odd it was all working before.  Just wanted a little world tour action today!
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Post by: Spitfire on December 31, 2014, 05:43:00 pm
Not sure why ur having this problem. I would deregister run the patcher n try to register again. Make sure you are connected properly to the internet also.
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Post by: hoppy38 on December 31, 2014, 05:55:11 pm
Hey all!
 
 Thanks for this thread!    Simply put, I have a Team Challenge with all access.   It was working, and the hard drive failed.  Unfortunately I do not have the recovery or program discs. 

I was wondering if anyone had an ISO image of them, or point me in the right direction.   I am eager to get this back up and running, and duffing my shots again!

Thank you for your time!
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Post by: Spitfire on December 31, 2014, 08:08:42 pm
Welcome hoppy glad you could join us. Unfortunately the all access version want allow u to join to Boosts server just yet only the normal team challenge version.  STP is ur best bet for disks as he had an ISO version of them so try PM. eventually our saviour Boost will have everything up and running and our world wide tournaments will be online and great. He is just on a well deserved Christmas new year break.
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Post by: Spitfire on January 01, 2015, 09:37:37 pm
So for anyone looking to install Pga team challenge from scratch. You need to run the system recovery disk first. Then once complete install the game disks follow on screen instructions and your done.
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Post by: hoppy38 on January 01, 2015, 10:15:29 pm

Spitfire,  Thank you for the warm welcome!    And thanks for the heads up in regards to the tourney, as well as the rest of the info.

 STP, I would PM you (under the advisement of spitfire) , but when I click on your name, (which is where I would assume I would send a PM  from)  it opens another window giving me an error saying
 "You are not allowed to access this section"  Maybe its just me, and I am not looking in the right spots..   But if you see this, can you send me a message?

 Again i thank you all for your time, and for sharing your knowledge!
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Post by: PL1 on January 01, 2015, 11:32:44 pm
Hoppy38 -- Post a few more times and your PM system will auto enable.   :cheers:

IIRC, Saint has it set to switch on after 3-5 posts. (anti-spammer measure)

The (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/Themes/Yabb_SE_Classic_2/images/im_on.gif) icon is for PMs.   ;D


Scott
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Post by: boostinallovryou on January 02, 2015, 11:18:19 am
Happy new year everyone.  I wanted to have a few more days of vacation but my addiction to this server got the best of me :-)

I realized i must focus on one task at a time.  I can't juggle.  So i chose world tour leaderboards.  I have identified that four tables must be acquired off the cabinets and then i can construct and push the boards.  I again wont be posting much.  I will be behind the scenes collecting the data and writing the code.

What do i need you guys to do??  Simple....play world tour and keep your machines calling in so i can get your data :-)    In the next few days you will call in one day and the leaderboards will populate magically.  Then i will jump back on the forum.

Talk to you guys soon after I'm all done lurking.
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Post by: dahupshee on January 02, 2015, 02:39:18 pm
Boost, let me know if you can get me a login. Can't do world tour or tournaments without a login or the card reader. Thanks again for all your help and effort.
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Post by: boostinallovryou on January 02, 2015, 02:42:56 pm
The first table I have to read is the PlayerInfo table.  With this table I should be able to push a login to your machine.  Give me a day or two and I should have something for you.  Do me a favor, PM me with what you want your First Name, Last Name, Short Name (Nickname), to be and I'll create the rest.  You can give me a fake first, last, and nickname if you want.  The first name plus first letter of the last name seems to be what gets displayed on the game.
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Post by: Spitfire on January 02, 2015, 05:39:41 pm
Boost ur the king!! And yes first name and first letter are displayed. Just out of bed hear in Australia and off to play more world tour and start drinking as it's over 40 degrees today urghhh!!
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Post by: 96p993 on January 02, 2015, 07:20:18 pm
Welcome back Boost!!   :cheers:
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Post by: boostinallovryou on January 02, 2015, 07:24:07 pm
Feels good to be back, thank you for the warm welcome.  Yet sounds like it's hotter down under according to Spit.  Stay cool brother.
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Post by: boostinallovryou on January 02, 2015, 10:28:58 pm
Hey Dahupshee,  believe i found your issue.  Can you please rerun the 0.3a patcher cd and try registering again.  Let me know how it goes.
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Post by: boostinallovryou on January 02, 2015, 10:30:01 pm
Whoops, meant slimonce.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 03, 2015, 12:16:36 am
Played a heap of courses on world tour boost can't wait till we start getting a leaderboard and ranking system going it's going to be great!!

Can't seem to find any other skill shots. Any one else had any luck?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 03, 2015, 01:06:12 am
Just unlocked a funny hat with propeller on top with a double bogie at harbour town to help with the wind ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on January 03, 2015, 11:18:39 pm
 :censored:

I havent found anything...I thought they were for good play, now you are saying they are for all play. With some of my play how have I not found any of these
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 04, 2015, 03:09:47 am
Yep it seems that if you do certain things good or bad on certain courses then you will unlock certain items ha ha ha. The hard part is figuring out what and where??
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Post by: yukonblaze on January 04, 2015, 01:09:37 pm
Got the iso's up in a dropbox now.  Send me PM and will send ya link if you need the ISO to restore your game.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on January 04, 2015, 05:52:15 pm
Question for anyone who has done the Vizio upgrade. Is there anything else that needs to be done other than to simply swap it out for the monitor. I used the "stretch" option on the TV to fill the picture. Wasn't sure if there was any video card tweaking that could be done to get a higher resolution or improve the picture in any way. I have it plugged in via the VGA input and wasn't sure if DVI would be any better. Thanks in advance for any help. 
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Post by: 96p993 on January 04, 2015, 09:41:39 pm
Question for anyone who has done the Vizio upgrade. Is there anything else that needs to be done other than to simply swap it out for the monitor. I used the "stretch" option on the TV to fill the picture. Wasn't sure if there was any video card tweaking that could be done to get a higher resolution or improve the picture in any way. I have it plugged in via the VGA input and wasn't sure if DVI would be any better. Thanks in advance for any help.

I didnt do anything other than what you mentioned...I played with the settings to get the picture how I liked it but nothing special
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 05, 2015, 01:20:37 am
Hey dahupshee I haven't done the vizio upgrade but I am running a team challenge on a Pedastal unit displaying on a 42 inch approx LCD. The game displays at 800 x 600 res max I think and will automatically adjust to this res when using the VGA input.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 05, 2015, 12:50:25 pm
Good morning everyone.  Just finished testing and debugging player info acquisition.  Got to head to work but tonight i will be uploading this new code and making the necessary database additions.  Will let everybody know when it is live.  This brings us 1/4 of the way to world tour leader boards and 1/2 of the way to cardless login for dahupshee.  Not saying any names though :-)  Talk later tonight.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 05, 2015, 02:11:25 pm
Eureka, I am playing world tour. Just finished loading it and played 2 rounds at Kaplan without winning anything. I am excited now.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 05, 2015, 02:15:05 pm
Forgot to mention.  I will be releasing the version 0.4 patcher tonight also.  This will allow Challenge machines to connect to the server.  0.3a will be replaced with 0.4 as 0.4 can detect if the game is challenge or team challenge and do the right thing.  Also challenge and team challenge machines will live together as one on the server.  They will not be seperated.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 05, 2015, 07:09:55 pm
That's great news about the leader boards and with the new patcher I'll be making the rounds and get at least 6 more machines hooked up to your server boost. Thx
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 05, 2015, 09:39:47 pm
Spitfire,
Was able to unlock the hat with propeller today, but what courses were you playing with the first 2 items you unlocked? I am finding it nerve racking trying to find the unlockable.
Jason
Also got my team challenge running without dongles now.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 06, 2015, 12:48:19 am
Hey Jason that's great news about no dongle please pm or post details of how it's done.
Also just finished every course on the world tour now I have a ranking and you can see the 3 skill shots I have found n the courses there on from the pic.
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Post by: boostinallovryou on January 06, 2015, 12:52:21 am
Just updated the server and db.  If someone wouldn't mind calling in to verify it's operation, it would be appreciated.

For new people and all challenge owners the new patcher is here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ehvyjvcvtj67uqx/PGA_Patcher_04.iso?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ehvyjvcvtj67uqx/PGA_Patcher_04.iso?dl=0)

Thanks again guys.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 06, 2015, 01:19:10 am
Calling in now boost what should I see or be looking for?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 06, 2015, 01:28:46 am
Ok so it said last call not complete and showing test tournament 2. When I select and try to play it just goes straight to the thanks for playing screen. I also then went to play world
Tour and the only scores I saw on the leaderboards were my own. Gonna try to call in again.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 06, 2015, 01:32:56 am
Ok so received the error in the pic after calling in and getting to 100%. Let me know what to do next Boost. Thx
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 06, 2015, 01:37:34 am
Oh i didn't mean for any tournament info to get passed.  Let me go remove it from the db.  Just a second.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 06, 2015, 01:43:46 am
Can you try again spitfire?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 06, 2015, 02:19:37 am
So tried calling in again and the same thing happened as before. Straight into te test tournament once back on game and call failed with same error
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 06, 2015, 02:21:56 am
Ok thanks spitfire.  I'll fire up my tc tomorrow and get this fixed.  Sorry bout that.  Will post tomorrow when it's fixed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 06, 2015, 10:00:18 am
Ok should be all fixed now.  Please let me know how it goes.
As for leaderboards that isnt done yet.  This update gives me some of the data from you guys that i need to continue.  Lots of behind the scenes work right now.  If i had to guess....i think friday night you guys might see leaderboards populate.  Then the competition begins.

Oh...if you guys get frustrated at finding all the unlockables, i can set them all to true for you and unlock everything.  But where is the fun in that :-)     Also unlockables like that seem to only be available in TC.  The unlock 1 and unlock 2 fields do not exist in the challenge database on the cabinet.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 06, 2015, 10:58:30 am
I agree that finding the unlockables is part of the fun.  Will it be possible to add in courses? A couple of courses that were on the PC version didn't make it into the arcade (i.e. Penguin Falls and Central Park). Do we just need to connect to server to update the leaderboards or is it a necessary part of playing world tour?
Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 06, 2015, 11:56:58 am
Hey Jason,

Adding courses is a future goal I would love to achieve, but that is a far out goal.  A lot of things are in its way.  I.E. Tournaments, WT Leaderboards, Logins without a card.  Then there are the big issues that could stand in its way.  Modifying the game to accept the new courses.  That has its challenges.  The biggest of all though would be the legality of it.  Everything I am releasing and doing I am ensuring is legal.  The last thing I want to do is give GVR or EA a reason to come in and shut things down.  That would be a waste of hard work.  Now......that isn't to say that one day you or anybody else might find a magical CD floating around on the internet that when put into your game updated it with these courses.  That CD of course wouldn't have come from me :-)     No reason the server couldn't support that though if one of these unicorn CD's were found one day.  Future talk.

As for the leaderboards those will get updated when you call in.  The server will take your play, do all the calculations, and push out the latest boards with everybody elses play.  Cool because world tour is accumulative play.  Plus we will finally get to see spitfire's amazing play and have something to shoot for. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 06, 2015, 06:03:43 pm
38 in Melbourne n playing real golf at the moment. Will test when home boost thx.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 06, 2015, 07:38:15 pm
Had forgotten why I took a break from this game. It frustrates me like real golf. 8 rounds and didnt unlock one item.  I also remebered why I drink when I play rhis game, its frustrating. Have a bum arm and I am overcorrecting. Any excuse I can think of I am going to use.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 06, 2015, 08:41:52 pm
Wait till everybody gets to see each others scores.  Gonna be a lot of ish talking goin on!  "Just tap the ball....tap tap tap a roo"
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 07, 2015, 12:02:15 am
Ok so called in and all went well completed the call successfully. Can't wait to see the leaderboards populated boost will be awesome.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 07, 2015, 06:55:44 pm
The bulldog tatoo is from cor de allen course, just got it. Then realized spitfire got it.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 07, 2015, 06:59:15 pm
Yep these unlockable are very hard to find. I have played all courses and only found 3.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 07, 2015, 07:45:38 pm
Do I Need to download and install new patch, if old one works?
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 07, 2015, 07:51:54 pm
Patch is only needed one time. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: hemiballismus on January 07, 2015, 10:50:30 pm
Hey guys just joining the party! Nice work boost!  I just picked up a team challenge machine and am new to this but am excited about playing tournaments against you guys online.  I installed the patch 0.4 successfully (dos menus said success on all and told me to reboot), however am unable to register.  I don't have the connect/register option in the service mode.  I believe my machine is an all-access pass as I have all the courses already available, does this matter.  I do have a card reader and a VP card.  Help is appreciated. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 08, 2015, 01:47:04 am
Good evening everyone.  I just updated the server and database again.  This update will now receive all of your game play and store it on the server.  From all of this info i will now be able to create the leaderboards.  So it is important that you force your machine to call in often.  If not the server wont have your nee data and you wont advance on the board.  Also you wont get updated leaderboards.  I am going to write the board code tomorrow and hope to release it friday night.  So start calling in.  Before you play to get the new boards, after you play before turning your machine off to push your new data.  Tournaments will be the same way.

Dahupshee, i havent forgotten about you.  Just wanted to finish this board stuff and then you get full attention to your login task.

Hemi, Yea if you have all access pass then currently you cannot register or call in.  This feature was removed by gvr when they created all access pass as they were turning their servers.  I have an action item to restore connectivity to aap but it wont be for a few more weeks.  World tour leaderboards, no card login, and tournaments are ahead of the aap task.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 08, 2015, 03:48:04 am
Just unlocked a range of EA sports golf balls by getting an eagle on the 11th at Greek Isles course. Am now playing with a blue and white Captain America ball ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 08, 2015, 04:07:57 am
Just unlocked this rhino emblem at Troon north. Also noticed lots of clothing items are now unlocked also. May be due to completing every course in world tour.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 08, 2015, 07:00:50 am
Awesome job unlocking the items. Of course it will be 12hours till I get home from work and get to try again, I shouldn't read this board when I am at work.
Hemi
If you need iso to istall world tour let me know. I will give us link to dropbox account so you can reinstall.on you machine.
Nason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 08, 2015, 09:06:45 am
You guys should add a table to the team challenge wikipedia page to track and document the unlockables.  Just a suggestion.  I can do it for you if you want.  Just tell me what you unlocked, what course, what hole, and what you had to do to get it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 08, 2015, 05:21:31 pm
Hey boost don't worry too much about the unlockables that's something for a later time that we will sort out.  Half the fun is the surprise when finding one.  Can't wait for those leaderboards mate. Thx
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 08, 2015, 07:06:45 pm
Hadnt connected in a couple days, today at boot told me my tournament would be disabled. Had to unregister and go through entire process again. Will build a longer ethernet cable tonight.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 08, 2015, 07:11:06 pm
Why did you unregister?  Just force a call in the service menu and everything would be happy again.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 08, 2015, 08:02:45 pm
I forced calls multiple times, no go. Unregistered and it called instantly. When it showed that I hadnt called in, said I needed to contact gloabal vr to reconnect. Tried to force call and said unavailable. I lost all my unlockables, but didnt have many. So we mu connect once every 72 hrs or risk losing what we earned since last call.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 08, 2015, 08:08:43 pm
That's happened to me before and boost is right all you need to do is force a call again and all will be ok not sure what you did Jason?? Never unregister as then you will lose all your goodies as you have found out as new registration means new player.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 08, 2015, 08:12:15 pm
What do you mean by "I forced calls multiple times, no go"?  When you force a call it will either fail and give you an error number, or it will say successfully connected to servers.  I have plenty of times not called a machine in for a week or so during my testing.  I force a call and everything is good.  Let me know what you mean.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 08, 2015, 08:28:03 pm
I used the operators menu, forced call got to 2% and stated unable to connect. Attemped 5-8 times with same results. Used unregister in operators menu and it connected instantly.  Used same registration # it reinstalled and started. I will not call in again till I get the message and see if I can replicate it, should be sunday night. I will take photos as I go.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 08, 2015, 08:32:28 pm
Very weird.  That makes 0 sense as the connection to register, unregister, propagate, all use the same mechanism.  Can you force a call right now with success?  No difference between now and 3 days from now.  Interested in what it does.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 08, 2015, 08:39:37 pm
I just forced a call before I turned it off, no problem.  I mean by waiting till Sunday as the game cab said all tournament disabled till reconnected with global vr servers. Just wondering if that caused something to be turned off. I can forward the clock on computer and try again tomorrow see if same results. Finishing kids homework and getting them easy for bed, so me time has come and gone.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 08, 2015, 08:46:58 pm
Going to try a force call
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: hemiballismus on January 08, 2015, 08:57:14 pm
Would it help me to install team challenge without all access?  Jason is that what you are talking about?  If so are there instructions somewhere on how to install the uninstall TC all access and install TC?  Thanks.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 08, 2015, 09:05:39 pm
Hemi
Go-to global vr website and download the game manuals. Get iso and burn them to disc. Pull your original hdd and create chd that way you have an image of your old drive to reinstall if you ever wish. Install iso according to instructions from manual and install boost patch and you are ready.
JAson
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 08, 2015, 09:08:58 pm
This shows the first attempt fail. I am not saying it wasn't user error, but nothing changed when I pressed unregister button.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 08, 2015, 09:12:48 pm
Hi Jason that's the screen I get but once you force a call to server all is back to normal. Next time it happens and the call fails let boost know the error.

Hemi yes you need to install just team challenge with out all access for now. Use install disks to install on other hard drive and replace all access hard drive with the normal team challange hard drive. Once game is running run patcher again and follow instructions to get online.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on January 08, 2015, 09:21:22 pm
Just got my first hole in one on world tour!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 08, 2015, 09:31:02 pm
Awesome
 :burgerking:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: hemiballismus on January 08, 2015, 09:56:32 pm
any idea where I can grab the TC iso from? thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on January 08, 2015, 10:31:03 pm
Shoot STPCore a PM I think he has it for downloag
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 08, 2015, 11:31:51 pm
Yuko said he has the ISO in his Dropbox so post a few more times then send him a pm.
Hey 96 did a hole in one unlock anything in world tour??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 09, 2015, 08:52:12 am
Hey boost I had a mate round who had his own card we registered his card for world tour online play then we play a course but he wasn't able to select his custom player only the first player was?? Any thoughts why he couldn't play as himself??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on January 09, 2015, 10:12:23 am
Yuko said he has the ISO in his Dropbox so post a few more times then send him a pm.
Hey 96 did a hole in one unlock anything in world tour??

I got the flower tattoo and shirt emblem at the end of the game but not at the time of the hole in...Cant say if it is because of overall play or the shot.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 09, 2015, 11:24:29 am
Hey boost I had a mate round who had his own card we registered his card for world tour online play then we play a course but he wasn't able to select his custom player only the first player was?? Any thoughts why he couldn't play as himself??

Hey Spitfire, I haven't tested that scenario yet, good catch.  I think it might be because the card isn't new so it relies on this "temp registration" scenario.  I am not doing anything with that temp reg table yet.  Looks like I need to.  I have two games so I can test this as I created a card on one and I will try using it on the other.  First let me finish leaderboards, dahupshee, then I'll look at this scenario, and then back to tournaments.  Thanks again for finding this.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 09, 2015, 06:50:12 pm
Hey boost another thing you might want to know is the team challenge character card when put in a challenge machine is unable to be recgognised.  You have to create a whole new character in the challenge game? Must use different code to read information on the cards between the 2 games?? Or they just wanted you to pay for another card??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: coindropperTX on January 10, 2015, 02:20:39 am
So the issue I'm having is trying to use a USB wireless adapter to connect to the server. I can't get wireless zero configuration to start because remote procedure call is missing locator.exe... has anyone had this issue or know of a work around? The adapter driver loads fine and shows on device manager, but will not show access to wireless networks. Any help would be appreciated. Great work on the progress btw!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 10, 2015, 11:57:40 am
Turnberry Hole 7
Eagle of.better
Blue/Pink Ball

I eagled the only 2 par 5 on course and it only unlockex the one thing. But I found one, finally.
Jason

St. Andrews
Double bogey any hole
Bag to cover head
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on January 10, 2015, 12:00:43 pm
So the issue I'm having is trying to use a USB wireless adapter to connect to the server. I can't get wireless zero configuration to start because remote procedure call is missing locator.exe... has anyone had this issue or know of a work around? The adapter driver loads fine and shows on device manager, but will not show access to wireless networks. Any help would be appreciated. Great work on the progress btw!
My usb's were full so this was not an option for me.  I tried a wifi to LAN extender but it was a POS. I ended up going w/ a wireless access point that runs wifi through your 110 (e.g. regular outlet).  It was $50 but I figure I can use it anywhere in the house that I need to connect via LAN.  Let me know if you want the brand/model and I'll check.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: coindropperTX on January 10, 2015, 01:14:07 pm
Thanks for the response slimonce, guess that's the route I will have to go. If you have the model info, that would be great!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on January 10, 2015, 01:50:51 pm
Netgear Powerline 200.  Picked it up at BestBuy.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 10, 2015, 06:18:35 pm
96
What course we're you playing to get flower tatoo? Trying to keep track.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 10, 2015, 06:37:48 pm
Jason double bogie at St. Andrews to win bag over your head is gold ha ha ha don't think I'll try to win that one.

Hey Boost how's the leaderboards going any progress mate?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 10, 2015, 08:33:35 pm
Spit,
  I want to xollect everything, good or bad.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 10, 2015, 09:23:34 pm
I'm hearin you Jason gonna try to get the bag after posting as many good scores as possible as now am considered a super star ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on January 11, 2015, 12:21:31 pm
96
What course we're you playing to get flower tatoo? Trying to keep track.
Jason

I will be playing today, will let you know..Im almost certain it was Flor de but I will check
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 11, 2015, 05:41:03 pm
Hole in one at bay hill and no cool item. 4 rounds in at bay hill and emerald Dragon with nothing new unlocked.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 11, 2015, 06:47:36 pm
I don't think the flower tattoo and emblem where for the hole in one. I got them at the Courer course for getting -17 or better and that's what 96 got them for.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on January 11, 2015, 08:53:54 pm
Ya I didnt get it after the hole in one...It was after total play so it was a round thing not a shot thing
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 12, 2015, 07:51:38 am
Hey Boost any updates? Haven't heard from you for a while hope all is still going well?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 13, 2015, 12:54:45 am
Unlocked these earring studs at TPC Sawgrass hole 13
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Post by: Spitfire on January 13, 2015, 07:25:35 am
Hello hello is anyone out there??????
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Post by: yukonblaze on January 13, 2015, 08:09:32 am
Hello Spitfire,
  Havent had anything new to post as in the last few rounds I havent found anything.  I have been looking for the hidden shots so I took screenshots of attract screen and seems you get a set of gold clubs by scoring legendary at Dubdread, shot 18 under but wasnt good enough.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on January 13, 2015, 08:57:47 am
I wonder what legendary would be...Time to give that a shot
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on January 13, 2015, 09:02:49 am
I'd love to give you some help finding these items but I don't have a card reader so I can't get into tournament or world tour mode. Hopefully Boost will get me in soon via login and I can give you guys some help finding all this stuff.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on January 13, 2015, 11:13:45 am
Sorry guys, been busy with the family and fixing some house issues.  Haven't had time to play.  Hopefully near the weekend things will free up.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 13, 2015, 10:24:59 pm
Yes I saw that about the clubs at Dudbread and have shot -20 and nothing. Shot birdie or less on every whole and nothing. I think it's a wild goose chase ummm.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 14, 2015, 04:50:18 am
So played a few more games at Dubdread and there is a possibility to score around -25 if you do everything right ha ha ha unfortunately I have only been able to shoot -21 to reveal nothing. I'm thinking -22 is the magic number urghhhh
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 14, 2015, 07:19:58 am
I was hopeing the magic # was 20 under. I am going to have a perfect day to shoot better than that. Only got inone game yesterday and it was nothing to brag about.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on January 15, 2015, 12:32:08 pm
Hey all, Im getting ready to network my house. Im going to run cat6 but thought I would make sure there will not be any issues running cat6 to the PGA cabinet...Im wasnt certain if there would be a talking issue with the higher end cable.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 15, 2015, 07:48:45 pm
Not 100% sure but I think cat6 is backwards compatible.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 15, 2015, 07:58:10 pm
Started a round only to have ball not go anywhere I aimed. Tore down the trackball and it is horrible, I am surprised it even worked. Bearing in a oil bath and going to polish spinner post tomorrow. When I wired my house cat5e was standard so sorry I am no help.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 16, 2015, 03:58:10 am
So after a shitload of games at Dudbread I finally got -22 even choking on the last with a par and received the gold clubs oh baby ha ha
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Post by: yukonblaze on January 16, 2015, 07:01:54 am
Awesome job! I have a challenge ahead of me.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: rspark on January 16, 2015, 08:26:51 am
OK, so i have mt TC without all access connecting to the internet (tested with IE going to MSN ) Patched with .4 version  and all went as stated.
Went to register and get connecting to server message then 100%, disconnecting, then communication failed error 4001. Tried multiple times but I must be doing something wrong. Not sure where to look.
Any Ideas?
Would like to give out a BIG thanks to boost for all the work and excitement He has created.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 16, 2015, 08:42:28 am
Hi Rs welcome mate. Your post is a little confusing?? Were u able to register your machine by forcing a call to boosts server and complete 100%?? If so that's all that is needed no need to disconnect. Please can you take a pic of your machines info in the operators menu and post? Also clarify exactly what is going wrong and when? Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: rspark on January 16, 2015, 08:47:04 am
No,
I have not been able to connect to the server at all.
Tried to add picture but no go.
When I try to register I get a screen with connecting, Next screen says 100% disconnecting, Next screen says Error communicating with server - Please try again later (4001)
In the log option it has Failed every time I try registering my machine and success every time I have tried to force a call. But I don't think I'm getting through to the server.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 16, 2015, 09:25:17 am
Please post pic of details of machine info from operators menu. Thx joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 16, 2015, 09:28:24 am
Try to unregister. Run patch then register again and force call. It should take a little while to reach 100% when connecting to server several minutes sometimes.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: rspark on January 16, 2015, 09:43:17 am
Machine shows unregistered and I don't have the option in the registration menu to unregister.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 16, 2015, 10:49:38 am
rspark
My Team Challenge looks nothing like that! When you goto desktop, it connects to IE instantly?


96
just looking over spitfire old post and picture of his scores plainly shows legend is -22.   Well either way we know now.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: rspark on January 16, 2015, 11:06:53 am
Yes I can use a keyboard to open IE and it goes to MSN and loads the current headlines page.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 16, 2015, 11:17:28 am
When you were in the registration screen, what states did you put you are in?
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: rspark on January 16, 2015, 11:19:17 am
Oklahoma, Enid is the city
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: rspark on January 16, 2015, 11:26:37 am
I also have a Challenge machine that I will try to get up and running.
I'll post results sometime latter this weekend.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 16, 2015, 11:28:26 am
Well that states isnt on the no tournament list.  Is this a Challenge software or Team Challenge?
Jason
If you look at page 23 post when I had problems connecting with my Team Challenge, its a different screen.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: rspark on January 16, 2015, 11:48:43 am
WOW,
I never noticed that. Great catch.
Seems I have a challenge edition in a team challenge cabinet.
Have the disc. but the dongle says challenge not team challenge.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 16, 2015, 01:01:35 pm
Boost
  What versions will be able to join tournaments??
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 16, 2015, 06:24:44 pm
Yes that is definitely a challenge machine. Boost has said that the latest version of of the patcher .4a should work with team challenge but I haven't tested. I will test today and see if I have the same problem.

Also if possible upgrade one of ur challenge machines to Team Challenge just to be safe.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 16, 2015, 08:02:08 pm
Spirited
How do I access instant stat screen (showing what world tour shots collected)?
Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 16, 2015, 09:44:19 pm
Just insert your players card at attract screen. Mate
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 16, 2015, 10:05:16 pm
Ok so tried to enable world tour on my challenge machine and I get the same error as Rs Boost.

I think the best think is to stop wasting time getting challenge machines to work and concentrate on the latest version team challenge as this is working perfectly. Let boost concentrate on populating the leaderboards on team challenge. All with challenge upgrade to team challenge. The disks have been made available on this forum and those with no dongle I think there is a work around emulator which is available through this forum also. However I have not tested this.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 17, 2015, 09:12:22 am
Does anyone have disc software for pga tour (original cab)? I have dongle only marked pga tour and want to test it. I believe there is 2 courses that aren't available on original that aren't on all access. Would like  to take the course files off an  test in all access.
Jason

Also if anyone  has or used anark media center please contact me. This is what EA Sports used  to create the menus. If we can edit the menu the files exist to add extra courses and play errors.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 17, 2015, 05:59:32 pm
I know championship 3 has pebble beach course and all access doesn't and I have those disks and dongle.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 17, 2015, 08:39:28 pm
Original pga has a different course in hawaii.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 18, 2015, 01:26:18 am
Hey Jason did you end up seeing your stats on the attract screen. What was your average? It will only show up if you have played all the courses.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 18, 2015, 08:27:17 am
Spit
A very unrespectable 9 under (pro). I have alot of work ahead of me. I see some rounds to do today. Spent all day yesterday walking around theme park, so going to have a few beers and play golf in between fixing my outrun 2 today.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 18, 2015, 05:28:23 pm
Hey guys haven't checked this in awhile awesome of how far you have come with this. I have a problem I went to turn on my Team Challenge last night and the computer turns on but the monitor says "no signal" faintly. I hooked my other computer to the monitor and it works. I checked all the connections everything looks good. Do you think my video card went?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 18, 2015, 05:39:53 pm
The computer hoked up to arcade monitor worked?
Computer monitor hooked up to.pga work?
Does video card have fan thats working?
Have replaced a couple of video cards in mine with same symptoms, am away from house but if you read through post you can find what card to replace with. Geforce 4800 maybe.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 18, 2015, 05:46:00 pm
Yeah the computer I hooked up to the arcade monitor worked. I hooked the pga computer to a regular monitor too and got a blank screen. The fan on the video card is working.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 18, 2015, 06:00:13 pm
Another thing I am noticing now too is the cd drive is blinking but won't open and there is no sound when its running and you hit buttons.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 18, 2015, 06:20:15 pm
Had same issue before, check power supply, check hdd, check memory. If you are computer savvy you may need to break it down and rebuild to find bad component. I also had to replace cpu once.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 18, 2015, 06:26:43 pm
Thanks I figured it wouldn't be an easy fix lol.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 18, 2015, 07:47:33 pm
You could have a set of bad caps on motherboard. These are known to go bad and cause these same problems. You are going to have to pull your computer outta cab. That's the only way to tell.
Sorry
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 19, 2015, 12:11:45 am
Hey Boost eagerly waiting for an update from our wizard? Or have ea or global silenced you urrgghhhh. Hope all is well mate?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 19, 2015, 12:20:19 am
Hey Sherm Are you getting any beeps on power up? If so that tells you ur problem. 3 quick beeps and ur video card is toast and needs changing. I would first reseat ram and try. Then I would change the CMOS battery and try. Then I would replace ram and try. Then hard drive ha ha. Firstly let me know if any beeps? Thx joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 19, 2015, 02:44:53 am
Anybody like my new watch? Ha ha
Won on Kapula course Hawaii
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 19, 2015, 03:09:37 am
When it rains it pours! Ha ha not sure which watch is better??
Won on bay hill course I think or is it coghill.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 19, 2015, 07:53:57 am
Spitfire
What courses unlocked those
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 19, 2015, 08:18:26 am
delete
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 19, 2015, 08:07:00 pm
Yeah no beeps on start up. Basically I turn the computer on and sounds like it starts up all fans turn on but that's it no video no sound. How much does it usually run to replace the computer? Or go the Dell way? Just wondering some options instead of shooting in the dark of what is wrong.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 19, 2015, 08:11:41 pm
I've had this happen to me before as well and after reseating the CMOS battery (the little round watch looking battery on the mother board) or replacing that battery I've fixed that problem before.  Worth a shot in my opinion.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 19, 2015, 08:17:35 pm
Pull the video card and see if it beeps, pull memory see if it beeps.  I know global vr charges arm and leg. Dell on ebay I think $50 range. If you get no beeps mean it isn't even getting to cpu embedded software bios.  Did you check to see if any capacitors are bulging or leaking? Unplug hdd when ya boot and see if you get beeps.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 19, 2015, 09:41:27 pm
Awesome thanks for all the feedback I'll post Wednesday night with my results from the different test. I hope I get it up and running I wanna get in on some tourney action.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 19, 2015, 09:50:43 pm
Yep if no beeps than either battery dead or motherboard urghhh.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on January 20, 2015, 09:16:07 pm
I've had this happen to me before as well and after reseating the CMOS battery (the little round watch looking battery on the mother board) or replacing that battery I've fixed that problem before.  Worth a shot in my opinion.

STP, Ive tried to get ahold of you several times to get some cabinet sticker work done but havent heard back. I sent you my dropbox invite and you accepted but havent heard anything
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 20, 2015, 09:33:34 pm
Wow, sorry. Not sure how I am missing you. I think you have my direct email? I can print for you tomorrow. Let's connect in the morning so I can ship tomorrow as well. Email me your details (measurements) tonight and I will follow up with you after I drop my kids off at school.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on January 21, 2015, 11:27:08 am
I've had this happen to me before as well and after reseating the CMOS battery (the little round watch looking battery on the mother board) or replacing that battery I've fixed that problem before.  Worth a shot in my opinion.

STP, Ive tried to get ahold of you several times to get some cabinet sticker work done but havent heard back. I sent you my dropbox invite and you accepted but havent heard anything

Sent you a PM as well.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Biglou27 on January 21, 2015, 10:52:24 pm
Hello everyone do we have a Facebook page ? And thank you boost for the tournament play can't wait till its all running , if we don't have a Facebook page it would probably be fun to post our screen shots , thank you again
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 22, 2015, 02:14:56 am
Don't know of any Facebook page mate?? Happy for you to start one though.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 22, 2015, 05:10:44 am
Sorry guys, been busy with the family and fixing some house issues.  Haven't had time to play.  Hopefully near the weekend things will free up.

Missing our fearless leader  :notworthy: I hope all is ok your end boost. We hope to hear again from you soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 22, 2015, 07:11:00 pm
Alright so I got my game fixed come to find out the small cable going to the motherboard was not down completely lol I feel foolish :-) Thanks for all the help though. Now its time to get my machine tournament ready.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 23, 2015, 09:54:31 am
Glad to hear mate. Hope boost can re surface and we get the leaderboards running soon
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 23, 2015, 11:08:04 am
Glad to hear computer is working now.  I have a computer to get working this week for a Need for Speed.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: braggtd on January 24, 2015, 10:36:44 pm
Hey guys, I am a long time lurker but new to the board.  I have a question regarding Team Challenge.  I was having some artifacts issues and booting issues that I discovered were the video card (I believe TI-4200).  I purchased a GeForce 6600 which has removed the artifact issues as expected.  The issue is with the new card is the menu resolution is messed up.  It looks like it is at 640 x 380 or something.  Does anyone know how I can change the resolution?  The actual play graphics are now flawless...I highly recommend this card as an upgrade.  Thanks!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 24, 2015, 11:46:57 pm
That's strange mate. The resolution should change itself on ur monitor when plugged into the VGA input on your screen. You shouldn't need to change the res in the pc settings? I have had this happen after a graphics card change but after a reboot it seems to fix itself?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 25, 2015, 08:26:04 am
Same thing happened when I changed a card but resolved second time I booted. Is your monitor tri res? You can always hook up keyboard to computer and go into f desktop to change.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: darryldale on January 25, 2015, 10:30:52 am
OK quick question.

I've been reading all the messages about getting the machine hooked up online and don't know if my machine that I recently picked up is a good candidate. Here is what I have:

PGA Tour Championship Edition III machine
The marquee also indicates "World Tour Challenge"
It would appear that all the courses / players are unlocked on my machine (about 20 of each?)
I have a "World Tour Challenge" menu item on the machine that is not currently selectable.
There is a card slot on the front of the machine that appears to be functional.

Is this machine a good candidate for getting working online?

Darryl
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 25, 2015, 01:40:58 pm
Pics of your title screen, select screen. You may have all access team challenge. Look at global vr website for there manuals to determine what you have. Is good candidate as can reinstall team challenge.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on January 25, 2015, 04:45:06 pm
Boost, realize you've been busy but just wanted to give you a head's up that I tried to contact the server today to upload some of my player's data and got a 4110 error. Said something about it was unable to deserialize or something. When I checked the log about connecting it said partial failure.

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 25, 2015, 08:44:17 pm
OK quick question.

I've been reading all the messages about getting the machine hooked up online and don't know if my machine that I recently picked up is a good candidate. Here is what I have:

PGA Tour Championship Edition III machine
The marquee also indicates "World Tour Challenge"
It would appear that all the courses / players are unlocked on my machine (about 20 of each?)
I have a "World Tour Challenge" menu item on the machine that is not currently selectable.
There is a card slot on the front of the machine that appears to be functional.

Is this machine a good candidate for getting working online?

Darryl
It sounds like you have a Team Challenge all access machine. At this point in time only the normal team challenge version works as the all access pass removes your ability to register your machine. Install normal team challenge version run Boosts patcher connect machine to internet register ur machine and your done.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: braggtd on January 26, 2015, 12:39:08 am
Thanks spitfire and yukonblaze.  A reboot fixed the resolution issue.  The 6600 is a great upgrade for anyone considering changing their video card.  I purchased it for $18 shipped from Ebay.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Biglou27 on January 26, 2015, 06:10:13 pm
Hey Everyone,
I have made a Facebook page for us to share our screenshots and to help assist this Owners Thread Thank you, would love to have who ever would like join
https://www.facebook.com/pages/PGA-Tour-Golf-by-Global-VR-EA-Sports-Owners-Page/703496909767804 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/PGA-Tour-Golf-by-Global-VR-EA-Sports-Owners-Page/703496909767804)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 26, 2015, 09:23:46 pm
On my register|connect page I only have the option to restore cabinet registration. I already had world tour and tournaments unlocked from the patcher. I hit restore cabinet registration to Re-enable online features and it goes to 5% jumps to 100% and says successful. I checked the connection history and it says failed. Anybody know how I can get it to unregister so I can re-register or connect to server?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 27, 2015, 01:26:56 am
Hey Sherm has this machine ever been online n tournament enabled before. What version of golf is it? It has to be the normal version of team challenge as that's all Boost has working so far. All access pass or challenge machines will not work.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 27, 2015, 06:53:24 am
Its team challenge and yeah I had everything working by following boosts instructions a couple days ago. I re-installed the software to  try and see if that would fix my gameface debugger error. I figured out that upgrading to SP3 fixed the error but when I went to force call the re-enable online was the only option I had in connect/register section and now it keeps failing and I also ran the patcher again.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 27, 2015, 01:05:50 pm
Sherman
I have found that when there is an error, just reinstall the game again.  Updates can cause bigger issues on the game.


*Question for Everyone
Who here is using an everlast computer in their PGA vs origianl computer.  The reason I ask is I have spare of each and just trying to decide which to keep.  I have upgraded the cpu in each to the same specs but just wasnt sure if it made a difference.

Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on January 27, 2015, 05:20:00 pm
Sherm, I had the same issue w/ the debugger and gameface.  It worked itself out w/ the server but I think I helped.  I can't remember which I did first, but either create your player on your card, completely from the menu that has the driving range etc.  If that wasn't it, it was when I went to play world tour and picked use your own player.  One of those cured the error.  I also had the same issue your having w/ the server after unregistering and reregistering.  Boost had to help me fix that b/c I think the server was recognizing it as a duplicate, regardless of registration status.  Not sure if he fixed it for just me or for all.  Note to self, do not do service packs and do not unregister until Boost confirms.  Hope that helps!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 27, 2015, 06:39:04 pm
Yep I agree with Jason if you are having issues Sherm you need to re install team challenge and start again. A proper install of the game will let you follow boosts instructions and get you back on the World Tour. You shouldn't have any real game face issues if game installs without any errors.

Jason I have never used an everlast pc with the game. I have only the original and the Dell gx260 working.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 28, 2015, 08:45:22 pm
So I used the restore disc then reinstalled the game still getting the same option in the connect screen asks me if I want to restore cabinet registration. Goes to 5% then 100% says successfully restored but shows failure in connection history.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 29, 2015, 06:38:21 am
I would be using the full install disks Sherm not the restore disc as it seems something is wrong with the game files. After a clean install with the game disks you should be able to run the patcher and get your machine registered again.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 30, 2015, 07:05:08 am
Boost! Boost! Why have you forsaken us? So close to leaderboards but yet so far. I could just about taste it. Please come back mate we can change!! ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on January 30, 2015, 07:51:10 am
Hopefully Boost is just busy with life right now and not forsaken us.  Wish i had time to play some pga but life is just getting in the way for last 2 weeks.  I hope to get in a few good rounds on the old game this Sunday after camping with my son. 

Spit
You unlocked anything new recently??
Sherman
After after fresh install the game plays normally? You just cant connect with boost patch? Try boost earlier patch and can you still connect it internet before calling in?

Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 30, 2015, 05:31:43 pm
Nothing more unlocked unfortunately. I now have -18 or less on every course also ummm they are tricky little buggers to find aren't they.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on January 31, 2015, 05:17:56 pm
Yeah I did a fresh install still same problem i will try earlier patcher. Been occupied with my new toy I got at auction an Ivan Stewart's Off Road arcade game.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on January 31, 2015, 06:40:15 pm
Never had any problems with a freah install of the normal version of team challenge and the latest patcher. As i have connect a few up now. The problems you are stating i only have ever experinces this on the Challenge version of the game which is not supported.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on February 03, 2015, 06:19:15 am
I'm now becoming very concerned about our saviour Boost. It's been nearly a full month now since we have heard anything from him people just don't disappear. Please boost come back and continue your great work life is just not the same without you.  :cry:  :hissy:
Hope to hear from you soon mate.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: rspark on February 03, 2015, 05:05:08 pm
Man it's strange not seeing Boost around.
All that excitement and progress and then nothing. :(
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bbaker2824 on February 04, 2015, 06:45:37 pm
Dang. I've followed this thread for a long time and got really excited when I saw all the activity. I just signed up so I could post. Major bummer that everything was going so great and then stopped. I'm ready too play tournaments!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on February 05, 2015, 06:01:23 am
Yep we were so close but now it feels we are so far away. Can't imagine what could have happened to you Boost. I hope your ok mate and still alive and kicking buddy. Even if you are really busy mate or the dreaded Mrs has put an end to all the fun and games please post something to let us know your ok??!!  ???
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Loafmeister on February 05, 2015, 11:53:08 am
Patience is a virtue. He last posted 3 weeks ago and said real life stuff required his attention. In the grand scheme of things, 3 weeks isn't that long, so give him the time he needs.  Of course, with the best hope that all is ok Boost.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on February 07, 2015, 06:52:12 pm
On a different note shot -20 at Bethpage only only missed 1 put and didn't find any of the hidden skill shots. These babies are very hard to find. Urghhh :timebomb:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on February 08, 2015, 12:14:50 am
May have found a new item that I didn't see posted as of yet. Various colored golf balls for an eagle on hole 7 on the Turnberry Golf course-Ailsa.

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on February 08, 2015, 04:22:59 pm
This is where I have found the skill shots so far most for Eagles or concecative Eagles very low total scores etc. however some are for bad play also double bogies etc. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on February 10, 2015, 01:52:36 pm
Hallo all

What a pleasure to find this form.

@Boostinallovryou- It looks like you have done some amazing work getting the PGA on-line. I am from South Africa and would love to join in the fun. I started playing the game long after it went offline. I have read that a couple of Ausies are joining to. I have kept them in my prayers for this coming Cricket world cup.  ;). Just kidding guys. I predict a SA vs AUS final.

Does any one have a Championship 3 edition dongle that i can buy?

Once again so happy to have found this form.

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on February 10, 2015, 03:58:43 pm
One more question:  Do you need a players card to unlock items, or must one use Boost's patch to do it?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on February 11, 2015, 06:08:01 am
Hi gvd glad you have joined us mate. I'm one of those Aussies that is now online and playing world tour and unlocking all those new items which is great. I am also very worried about Boost and hope that he returns soon.
To join in you need the latest patcher and a regular team challenge machine. No other machines will work at this stage and without boost there will be no way of getting them Working in the future. On the attract screen run the patcher in your cd rom drive and turn off and power up your machine again. Then go to the operators menu and register your machine using the 4 digit code option. Once registered force a call to the server and that's it. You should now be tournament enabled and online. Yes you will also need a players card and reader play World tour. Another thing make sure you turn of free play otherwise you won't be able to select world tour.
I hope this helps you and any one else trying to get online playing world tour with us. Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on February 11, 2015, 08:46:28 am
Thank you Spitfire.

I have the Team Challenge. Do I need to be connected to the internet the whole time if I want to play World Tour or only once to get the cabinet registered? Can I use the onboard LAN port?

I am hopefully getting a players card tonight. One on my friends might still have his.

You don't perhaps have a Championship 3 dongle? Thanks again
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on February 11, 2015, 07:21:46 pm
Hey gvd you have to be connected to the Internet all the time mate to play world tour and yes you plug in using the LAN port at the back of machine. Make sure it is connected inside also to the lan port on the pc.

Yes I think I do have a challenge 3 dongle I think as I set up a system to run that version as it has pebble beach course on it. Its the only one I have so not really for sale but pm me if your desperate with an offer and who knows ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on February 11, 2015, 07:46:55 pm
I am hopefully getting a players card tonight. One on my friends might still have his.

You don't perhaps have a Championship 3 dongle? Thanks again

I have one last PGA Tour Golf Championship 3 dongle and a bunch of players cards if you still need them.  PM me if you still are searching for the dongle and we can work something out.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on February 12, 2015, 09:37:09 pm
Wondering if anyone that has done the Vizio screen change has figured out how to keep the tv on when turning on the cabinet...Mine turns on then shuts off and I have to manually turn it back on, not sure if there is an option Im missing in the options that will keep it on...

BOOST WHERE ARE YOU????
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on February 13, 2015, 09:57:16 pm
So no luck at finding any more skill shots and still no closer to getting the leaderboards happening or the tournaments up and running which would add so much to the game.

So sad that Boost has disappeared!! I wish you would come back Boost as I'm starting to look at working on my virtual pinball again just to pass the time ha ha.  :timebomb:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on February 15, 2015, 04:17:55 pm
Haven't been able to play do to work related injury. Can't wait to get back at it.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Bowana on February 17, 2015, 10:34:52 am
I've wanted to do the Vizio swap but haven't been able to locate a Vizio here in Canada.

Wondering if anyone that has done the Vizio screen change has figured out how to keep the tv on when turning on the cabinet...Mine turns on then shuts off and I have to manually turn it back on, not sure if there is an option Im missing in the options that will keep it on...

BOOST WHERE ARE YOU????
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on February 21, 2015, 12:44:02 pm
Switched HD over to d diffrent pga computer, now says machine not registered. Any ideas before I deregulated machine.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on February 21, 2015, 03:53:36 pm
Alright switched everything back into original computer and connects. I only have extra motherboard for other computer and wanted to have that as main pc, as had the pga game go down on kids bday party before so wanted a spare inside cab. Will do clean install on other pga cab and see if it connects.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on February 23, 2015, 08:20:36 pm
Hey guys, I reached out to Boost via email and he is alive and well.  He appreciated everyone's concern. His regular job has had away from home for quite some time and he is just getting back to his family.  He should be checking in here at some point soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on February 24, 2015, 03:46:41 am
Hey guys, I reached out to Boost via email and he is alive and well.  He appreciated everyone's concern. His regular job has had away from home for quite some time and he is just getting back to his family.  He should be checking in here at some point soon.

That's the best news I've heard in ages!! Thx Ken for that update. Just happy to hear he is still alive and well and all is ok. Hope to see you Back soon Boost!!  :burgerking: :applaud: :notworthy:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on February 26, 2015, 11:25:20 am
Glad to hear about Boost being alive!!!!  One thing I have been doing is trying to get multiple machines running and all of them have a little choppy/lag when using the bl32 motherboard.  I have upgrade CPU, more memory, and better graphics card.  I am going to test different power supplies tomorrow and also look for bad caps, does anyone else have a fix to choppy videos and sometimes game play?  Also have been trying to find the location of World Tour average as when you use your card in another computer it doesnt register.  I am assuming the call into the server was to update your states for when you went to another cab.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on February 28, 2015, 06:21:54 pm
Hello guys!  I currently have a 2005 PGA Golf Challenge that, like most everybody else, I want to upgrade to a Team Challenge / All Access 27 courses.  I may need to talk to someone on here to get those disc but they don't seem to be as hard as finding the dongle.  I was reading through this forum and seen where people are playing this now without the dongle?  Can someone please post info about how to do this or PM me with some instructions.   ;)

Thanks!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 01, 2015, 06:22:05 pm
Hey Whompmaster welcome to the club mate. Unfortunately never went down the no dongle path but yes there are others who say the have their machines working with a dongle emulator. However what I can suggest is that you don't need the all access dongle anymore just the normal team challenge version. As this is what you need to follow boosts instruction and run the latest patcher on this normal treatment challenge and you will be able to play the World Tour which opens up all the courses with online play. I also have an all access pass machine which doesn't allow you to play world tour as the online call into server capabilities have been deleted.
Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 01, 2015, 08:22:30 pm
Hey Whompmaster welcome to the club mate. Unfortunately never went down the no dongle path but yes there are others who say the have their machines working with a dongle emulator. However what I can suggest is that you don't need the all access dongle anymore just the normal team challenge version. As this is what you need to follow boosts instruction and run the latest patcher on this normal treatment challenge and you will be able to play the World Tour which opens up all the courses with online play. I also have an all access pass machine which doesn't allow you to play world tour as the online call into server capabilities have been deleted.
Thx Joe

Hey Spitfire!

Thanks for the reply.  I was hoping I wasn't to new to get a response.   ;)  I actually bought my game about 5 years ago and I so wish I had of gotten into upgrading it a few years ago compared to doing it now.  I'm researching some things now and may do exactly what you said about upgrading to Team Challenge only.  Of course I will probably never play it online.  I don't even have home telephone anymore since we got our cell phones unless it has a Ethernet connection?

One option was to either buy a newer Optiplex PC and do the upgrade myself or maybe buy a PC already upgraded and software installed + dongle.  It all depends on who I run across and what deals I see.  I'll be looking to do something this spring or Summer time but also looking to buy another PC NOW.  Once I get that newer PC I'll really be digging into this process.   

I really look forward to going back to the beginning and reading this whole thread.  Most likely I'll do that over time once I do find another PC or software and dongle.  I still DO want the all access pass if possible but it seems very difficult to find.

I do have one question now that I'm thinking about it.  If I had another hard drive and did a install from scratch, does the PGA software also have the Windows Embedded on it?

Thanks!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 01, 2015, 09:22:56 pm
Windows Embedded is on automatically installed on the first rescue/recoveryet CD.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 02, 2015, 04:05:49 am
Yes whomp the machines cone t via an Ethernet connection through your router hard wired or wireless however I haven't yet gone down the wireless path. Once online you have every course. I never play my all access anymore. Also when Boost finally get back onboard he wi have leaderboards running and online tournaments so I would be bothering to much with the all access path.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 02, 2015, 05:33:35 am
Still not sure I'll do the online but on the other hand you just never know.  And I'll probably never really play 27 courses anyway but it would just be nice to have them.  More courses, more to pick from and better chance I'll find one I really love to play.

So, if AAP is 27 courses then how many courses comes with Team Challenge only? 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 03, 2015, 04:53:41 am
Normal team challenge when connected online with boosts patcher gives you 27 courses ha ha I dont think your listening very well Whomp without the online patcher I think around 11. However not to sure why you wouldn't wont to apply patcher and go online very simple.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 03, 2015, 05:23:52 am
Normal team challenge when connected online with boosts patcher gives you 27 courses ha ha I dont think your listening very well Whomp without the online patcher I think around 11. However not to sure why you wouldn't wont to apply pat her and go online very simple.

No, I very well may do the online thing.  I just don't know enough about it and how it works.  I don't care very much about playing people online or anything more than just doing co-op with some friends against two computer players.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 05, 2015, 03:12:15 pm
Hi all i am struggling to find a PGA golf card reader here in Australia or anywhere for that matter would anyone know where I can get one or does anyone have one they could sell to me?
Also does anyone know if the golden tee type card readers work on the Pga Golf machines as I have a few of these but can't get the game to register it?  Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: dahupshee on March 05, 2015, 07:54:05 pm
They're really hard to come by. I looked for quite a while but couldn't find any. I randomly kept checking eBay and some guy was selling his PGA machine part by part and had one so I picked it up. Boost said he had a some extras so if he makes it back here, I would send him a PM. I researched the internet pretty extensively and couldn't find anything. They do apparently have them on the GlobalVR site but I think that they were around $200+.

The Golden Tee card readers are different and won't work with these machines. My buddy had a machine and didn't need the card reader but again (with extensive research) found out those would not work either.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on March 06, 2015, 02:41:41 pm
Hey everybody........did ya miss me??  I'm sorry to be gone for so long and with no communication.  My job sometimes takes me to places in the world that have 0 cell phone networks, 0 internet, and the ability to only phone home to my family 2 or maybe 3 times a week.  Pretty desolate places.  I'm very glad to be back in the US.  I'm very glad to be back home.  Has taken me a week or two to recoup, enjoy my family, and get back to normal.  The good news......it's time to get back on leaderboards :-)  Odds are with my last server changes there should be a TON of playing data from you guys and I can write the code to parse it and populate it on your machines.  I am only going to focus on Team Challenge as Challenge is do able in the future, but it just has too many differences to try to juggle at one time.  So with that said, it's time to get coding!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 07, 2015, 09:04:21 am
All hail king Boost  :burgerking: has returned!!! HAIL! HAIL! :notworthy: :applaud:
mate from all of us in Australia Welcome back! You have made me a very happy man and very glad to see you alive and kicking. Can't wait to see those leaderboards on World Tour come up will add so much to the game. Agreed let s get Team Challange running smooth first don't worry about the rest unless really needed. Thanks once again for coming back Boost.  :D
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on March 07, 2015, 12:33:03 pm
Hi Boost and welcome back as it seems you were greatly missed here, lol.

I have two PGA computers coming that I hope to have up and running this week.  Looking forward to getting at least one of them connected and getting into the action with you guys!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 08, 2015, 07:51:55 am
Hey guys, can someone tell me what is a good PC to use to upgrade to?  The only one I know of is a Optiplex 745 but are there other Optiplex's that the software will work with that are even faster PC's?  I want to get this game upgraded this Summer and I'm looking for a place to start.

Also, would I need to upgraded the video card and if so which one is a good one to get?   If someone has already listed this on this forum then I can go back and read all 27 pages. 

Thanks!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on March 08, 2015, 03:16:28 pm
Hi all ! My neighbor scored a VR PGA Tour Challenge. Took an afternoon to get it up an running as it was off line for some time an not squared away properly. Lucky, tho, as the dongle was still attached an even has all the software CD's - program disk 1 & 2, an Recovery.. It has all the courses - 22, but have no idea how to access them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Fairly PC savvy, but have been away from techie mode for a few years, , , lol.      hmm, not sure how to post img of unit, , ,  selected 'insert image an only inserts this:   (http://)    HELP !!!!!  lololol

Al
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 08, 2015, 06:11:43 pm
Hi Al firstly welcome mate glad you can join us. Unfortunately not to sure what your post is asking for?? Ha ha you say you have your machine working and you have 22 Courses but you can't access them?? If the game is working properly a normal version of team challenge can be played by inserting a coin or hitting the credit button to start and then select play golf on the menu screen and hit the start button. If you have followed Boosts instructions and applied the patcher and have your machine online then you can access all courses through the world tour option??

Please clarify what you actually needed Al ha ha ha??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on March 09, 2015, 09:53:05 am
Hello Spitfire,,,,
Thanks for the 'welcome', ,  firstly, if you can tell me how to attach or upload pics to this page, that would be great, , ,  when I clic the 'insert image' button, all i get is (http://). To help get info on my issues, figure a pic is worth a 1000 words or better, , , by the way, did major hack of the cabinet yesterday and after opening  the cabinet where the player card writer would have been, found 2 CD's for Golden T '04 & '05 and the 'chip'.  if I can't get pics posted here, will do so on the FB page of this group.  Calgary, AB

*  opps, , ,  duh,  figured out how to upload pics, , ,  they on their way.

Al
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 09, 2015, 10:26:17 am
by the way, did major hack of the cabinet yesterday and after opening  the cabinet where the player card writer would have been, found 2 CD's for Golden T '04 & '05 and the 'chip'.  if I can't get pics posted here, will do so on the FB page of this group. 

Al

The Golden Tee chip?  I wonder is this was just a storage place or what?  Certainly it can't run in this cabinet or could it somehow?

Also, there is a Facebook page for this group?  What name does that go under?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on March 09, 2015, 11:30:12 am
read the box info, the chip is for Golden T, , here's a few pic of before and after, , ,  will be removing the coin box and card reader, unless its needed to unlock the other courses the game has on it, , ,  will try an do a re format an full install later this week an see what happens, , , will keep all posted as to results.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PGA-Tour-Golf-by-Global-VR-EA-Sports-Owners-Page/703496909767804 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/PGA-Tour-Golf-by-Global-VR-EA-Sports-Owners-Page/703496909767804)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 09, 2015, 11:51:39 am
Did you say the original monitor was dead?

I wonder how much weight this takes off?  100 lbs. or so?  Maybe more?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on March 09, 2015, 12:06:01 pm
Hi
Monitor works, a little aged to say the least, , , lost about 80 lbs in the  modification, , , if anyone wants the monitor, can ship to at cost, , , from Calgary Alberta ! :laugh2:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on March 09, 2015, 02:19:51 pm
which monitor does it have? I'm up in Edmonton and might be interested in a road trip for the right monitor.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on March 09, 2015, 02:31:46 pm
Sure feels good to be back and see people posting and working on their PGA cabs.  The weekday evenings are the times my wife allows me to "Go outside and play".  So can't wait to get off work, go home, and write some code.  Also just to give everybody a sense of hope on tournaments before I left I was able to start a tournament round, but I was stuck on the first hole.  As soon as I would finish the hole and should have gone to the second......it put me right back to the first.  So both leaderboards and playable tournaments are so so so close.  Don't give up hope.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 09, 2015, 07:58:49 pm
Great to hear the news boost can't wait for leaderboards and Tournaments would be awesome.

Hey Al great chop job. Now to get ur machine online you will need the latest version of the game Team challenge it seems your version is the Challenge one. Also you will need your card reader and a players card to create yourself as a player in the game and to register for online play. Please let me know what other info u need or problems your having? As it seems your challenge version is running ok from pics.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on March 09, 2015, 10:11:16 pm
Welcome back Boost!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on March 10, 2015, 11:56:01 am
lilshawn

will take a few pics of monitor an post them, image is good, for its age, but think better to replace with plas or led , ,
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 10, 2015, 12:41:34 pm
How hard is it to use a LCD TV?  Do you have to add a different video card?  What about the driver install.  Is that pretty simple or anything tricky to it?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on March 10, 2015, 03:09:36 pm
PGA runs at a standard computer resolution (640 x 480). if your TV has a VGA input (as most LCD's do), it will accept the video signal without much issue. You may have to tweak the horizontal and vertical size in the TV menu to get the picture how you like it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 10, 2015, 03:16:44 pm
PGA runs at a standard computer resolution (640 x 480). if your TV has a VGA input (as most LCD's do), it will accept the video signal without much issue. You may have to tweak the horizontal and vertical size in the TV menu to get the picture how you like it.

Wow, I can't believe the resolution is so low.  In the game it looks pretty good.

It's also to bad they didn't continue to make these games to compete with Golden Tee
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on March 10, 2015, 03:34:46 pm
the old CRT monitors "hide" a lot of the crimes of low resolution images. this is something to be aware of when blowing up the image to a 50 inch TV.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on March 10, 2015, 07:56:54 pm
WhompMaster
no issues, jus hooked up the monitor to the pc/vga input on screen an  DONE
pic not the greatest, Iphone  suks, but  jus freakin awesome image !!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on March 10, 2015, 08:00:59 pm
All,  took screen shots of hard drive files directories, , , found it even has Tiger woods golf on the drive !
Also added pics of SERVICE Screens, , ,  hopefully they will be able to help me get this unit running all the courses on the drive an hopefully tournament !!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on March 10, 2015, 08:11:39 pm
more pics of hard drive directory
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 11, 2015, 05:31:08 am
All,  took screen shots of hard drive files directories, , , found it even has Tiger woods golf on the drive !
Also added pics of SERVICE Screens, , ,  hopefully they will be able to help me get this unit running all the courses on the drive an hopefully tournament !!!

Ok, I'm just learning all I can before Summer gets here and I swap my PC, do the upgrade and install the Team Challenge.  All the VR options in the software, is this something you see during the setup or something you can pull up anytime to make changes?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 11, 2015, 05:33:04 am
Hi alman not sure if you have been living under a rock or you haven't bothered to read any of this forum or listen to anything we have been posting but our saviour Boost has already done all the hard work for all of us and we have now been able to get our team challenge machines online, we are able to play every course through world tour and soon Boost will have us playing Tounaments against each other and having leaderboards on the world tour courses. So unsure what your are really trying to achieve??  Just download the Patcher and follow the instructions to the holy grail mate. Ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on March 11, 2015, 03:16:40 pm
It's starting to really warm up quickly here in SC!  I said I was going to clean out the garage once it warms up and work on a few arcade projects, including the PGA PC upgrade to a clientpro 545 (2GM ram & GeForce 6600) .  I think it's a Pentium 4 and not a dual core but I've heard it will run great.  Has anyone else on here upgraded to a duel core PC and had good luck with it or do you mostly stick to Pentium 4's?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 15, 2015, 02:53:55 am
Hey Boost just checking in mate wondering how things are going your end? Hopefully we will get some leaderboards in the near future? Let us know if you need us to do anything other than play Golf?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on March 25, 2015, 12:46:12 pm
Hey Spitfire.  I'm a little slow getting out of the gates here.  Ended up spending a bunch of time prepping and selling some games.  Gives me more room to work on my PGA as I have two setups.  One is my development system where I screw things up all the time and the other is the test bench where I test on that before releasing to the server.  Now that I have some room I am ramping up.  Got one more game to sell though.  Oh and I found my email alerts aren't working for this thread so I need to update that so I am not so out of touch.  I feel like a slacker!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 25, 2015, 11:11:49 pm
Hey mate glad to hear you are getting yourself organised. Take all the time you need Boost as I think I speak for all of us here when I say we are just glad to see you back!! ;D
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on March 26, 2015, 04:12:34 pm
Glad to be back and excited to get these leaderboards working.  It's gonna be so cool when one day very soon you guys have your machine call in and all of a sudden that leaderboard is filled with our names and scores.  Too bad I won't be able to see everybody's face when that happens.  But the holy grail is the tournaments :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 28, 2015, 05:01:31 am
Yes mate that would be a great day to see those leaderboards populate. Also Tounaments would just make the year for me and my Aussie mates. With you back Boost anything is possible and the future looks bright.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: joepga on March 30, 2015, 06:36:12 pm
Hey guys, I have PGA Tour Championship III arcade machine, which didn't come with install disks or anything, and still have Championship III Dongle... I ordered PGA Tour Team Challenge and obviously getting the invalid Dongle error... Is there a confirmed way to bypass this? I've looked at previous threads and tried everything that was suggested but still cannot get this to work.. Any Suggestions?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on March 30, 2015, 11:56:52 pm
Hi mate welcome firstly. I also have heard that people have been able to bypass the dongle call with a dongle emulator  however I have never done it personally. Where are you based as their might be someone you could buy a team challenge dongle off?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: joepga on April 01, 2015, 01:27:05 pm
Hi mate welcome firstly. I also have heard that people have been able to bypass the dongle call with a dongle emulator  however I have never done it personally. Where are you based as their might be someone you could buy a team challenge dongle off?

I'm from Chicago, IL,  I heard you definitely need the original Dongle in order for the emulator to work..
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 02, 2015, 07:21:11 am
I might have a spare team challenge dongle laying around however I'm in Australia so might be easier if someone in the mighty USA has one for you. Can anyone help Joe out?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: stpcore on April 02, 2015, 02:08:17 pm
The last Team Challenge dongle I got was from you, Spitfire!  I'm sending you a PM on something now...

I finally got my Team Challenge machine up and running and hope to get on the server this weekend.  Good times.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 03, 2015, 03:05:47 am
Umm that's right maybe I don't have one ha ha ha must be another version. I'll check n get back to you mate.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: joepga on April 06, 2015, 07:42:18 pm
So now, I got a hold of pga tour golf championship III install discs, and it's telling me I have an invalid dongle....  This is ridiculous..  I have a championship III single in there!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 07, 2015, 02:49:33 am
Hi all below is a link to an ebay item in the USAfor team challenge. You might want to save some time Joepga and buy it.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=161665441309 (http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=161665441309)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on April 07, 2015, 05:58:49 am
Hi all below is a link to an ebay item in the USAfor team challenge. You might want to save some time Joepga and buy it.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=161665441309 (http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=161665441309)

I seen this last week and thought about it myself.  It used to be "Buy it now" for $99.00 but now it's a bidding thing starting at $99.00.  Maybe he is trying something different.  I still want the AAP myself so I just passed on it since I can't upgrade it without the dongle.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 07, 2015, 08:00:43 am
Hi Whomp I think you are missing something. I have an Access all areas pass machine that I don't play anymore and am going to sell as now my standard team challenge pc linked to Boost server gives me everything my AAP machine does but the added access to Tournaments and World Tour which allows you to play every course and unlock special player customisable items in every course, also Special player rankings and much much more. Soon hopefully boost will add leaderboards and then the holy grail of online tournaments.

It's seems you haven't been reading this forum to closely. If you need help connected to server let me know?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on April 07, 2015, 08:25:55 am
Hi Whomp I think you are missing something. I have an Access all areas pass machine that I don't play anymore and am going to sell as now my standard team challenge pc linked to Boost server gives me everything my AAP machine does but the added access to Tournaments and World Tour which allows you to play every course and unlock special player customisable items in every course, also Special player rankings and much much more. Soon hopefully boost will add leaderboards and then the holy grail of online tournaments.

It's seems you haven't been reading this forum to closely. If you need help connected to server let me know?

No, I haven't been on here very long but I'm slowly going back and reading this thread from start to finish.   :)  I actually read the first 4 pages yesterday and it took a good while to do that but I'll eventually get through it.   I still have a ways to go as well from upgrading my entire PC to installing Team Challenge to possibly logging into the server.   I'm just not so sure I want to rely on a server for all this and then one day it goes down and I lose all the courses and such, IF this is how it works.  I may just bite the bullet and pay for the AAP dongle and do it myself.  Thanks for the advice though as I really do appreciate it. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: joepga on April 07, 2015, 10:27:30 am
So now I'm wondering if anyone has the dongle emulator dump file for either Team Challenge or Championship III and I can possible load the dump file in the emulator program and run without emulator?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 07, 2015, 05:58:22 pm
So now I'm wondering if anyone has the dongle emulator dump file for either Team Challenge or Championship III and I can possible load the dump file in the emulator program and run without emulator?

Instruct how the dump file is made and I'll make as I have both dongle versions.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: joepga on April 08, 2015, 11:36:01 am
So now I'm wondering if anyone has the dongle emulator dump file for either Team Challenge or Championship III and I can possible load the dump file in the emulator program and run without emulator?

Instruct how the dump file is made and I'll make as I have both dongle versions.

http://www.software-key.org/haspsbs.html (http://www.software-key.org/haspsbs.html)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 13, 2015, 08:07:25 am
Hey Joepga sorry haven't got round to copying my team challenge dongle yet mate just been flat out. Also I only have a challenge and championship 3 dongle spare at the moment.

STP are u alive mate. Sent u a PM with the online instructions did u get it?

Boost any updates mate? I keep playing golf waiting for those leaderboard to appear every now and then only to see nothing. I hope things are still moving forward. Have about 4 machines online now in Aus and slowly recruiting more. Hope to get an update soon.

Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on April 13, 2015, 08:25:52 am
Hey Joepga sorry haven't got round to copying my team challenge dongle yet mate just been flat out.

Thx Joe

Ok, please explain what you mean here.  Coping a dongle?

Wouldn't it be so cool to go pick up a $2.00 dongle and just copy the software to it and have AAP?  I'm sure you didn't mean that or did you?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: joepga on April 13, 2015, 11:46:41 am
I'm pretty sure you need special software to write to the dongle... we are looking at creating a dump file of what is read off the dongle and store it in a program so that when the game looks for the dongle the program says "here it is" without a dongle physically being plugged into the computer... Unfortunately I tried installing the championship 3 discs that I received from Global VR and before it actually installs, it does a cabinet check and tells me that I have the incorrect dongle inserted and I need to insert 2.0 and/or 2.1 or something... I looked on the dongle itself and it says 1.5.. I don't get it.. if anyone has 1.5 version software I would love to have a copy of it since basically that's all Global VR does is make copies of their own cds I don't see the individual cds for the software being unique.. or if you have a dropbox it would be cool to rip the cd as iso and put it in there for download..
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on April 13, 2015, 12:23:34 pm
I'm pretty sure you need special software to write to the dongle... we are looking at creating a dump file of what is read off the dongle and store it in a program so that when the game looks for the dongle the program says "here it is" without a dongle physically being plugged into the computer... Unfortunately I tried installing the championship 3 discs that I received from Global VR and before it actually installs, it does a cabinet check and tells me that I have the incorrect dongle inserted and I need to insert 2.0 and/or 2.1 or something... I looked on the dongle itself and it says 1.5.. I don't get it.. if anyone has 1.5 version software I would love to have a copy of it since basically that's all Global VR does is make copies of their own cds I don't see the individual cds for the software being unique.. or if you have a dropbox it would be cool to rip the cd as iso and put it in there for download..

Wow, if we could get this setup and working then we would not even need a dongle, right?  All we would need is the software disc which we could put on dropbox or something. That would be sweet!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 20, 2015, 06:35:20 am
Hi all this is a little off topic but would someone be able to buy this Madden control panel for me and then send it to me in Melbourne Australia 3030 as the buyer won't ship international. Will pay in advance for all expenses. As can't seem to find this anywhere.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=391103849650 (http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=391103849650)

Thanks in advance,

Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: 96p993 on April 21, 2015, 11:36:56 pm
Hi all this is a little off topic but would someone be able to buy this Madden control panel for me and then send it to me in Melbourne Australia 3030 as the buyer won't ship international. Will pay in advance for all expenses. As can't seem to find this anywhere.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=391103849650 (http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=391103849650)

Thanks in advance,

Joe

Spit shoot me an email about getting this to you...

bobber3@gmail.com

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on April 22, 2015, 02:16:43 pm
Hey Joepga sorry haven't got round to copying my team challenge dongle yet mate just been flat out.

Thx Joe

Ok, please explain what you mean here.  Coping a dongle?

Wouldn't it be so cool to go pick up a $2.00 dongle and just copy the software to it and have AAP?  I'm sure you didn't mean that or did you?

Hi

As far as I know Team Challenge and All Access Pass use the same dongle. All access pass is a small patch that must be installed after team challenge has been installed. So with that said. If you have a Team challenge dongle, you only need the All Access Pass patch.

Thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on April 22, 2015, 02:29:07 pm
Hey Joepga sorry haven't got round to copying my team challenge dongle yet mate just been flat out.

Thx Joe

Ok, please explain what you mean here.  Coping a dongle?

Wouldn't it be so cool to go pick up a $2.00 dongle and just copy the software to it and have AAP?  I'm sure you didn't mean that or did you?

Hi

As far as I know Team Challenge and All Access Pass use the same dongle. All access pass is a small patch that must be installed after team challenge has been installed. So with that said. If you have a Team challenge dongle, you only need the All Access Pass patch.

Thanks

You may be right but if it were this easy then someone would have cracked this already.  Where would this patch be located?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on April 22, 2015, 08:00:59 pm
Hey 96 email sent via pm. Also I think the dongle is different as I have a All Access machine and have tried with a normal team challenge dongle and the error comes up saying wrong dongle
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Biglou27 on April 22, 2015, 11:24:48 pm
I allready compiled the emulator for all acess pass dongle at  the pga Facebook page works with ver 4.0.0.8
https://m.facebook.com/groups/444981388985690?refid=17&ref=bookmark&_ft_
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on April 23, 2015, 05:28:50 am
I allready compiled the emulator for all acess pass dongle at  the pga Facebook page works with ver 4.0.0.8
https://m.facebook.com/groups/444981388985690?refid=17&ref=bookmark&_ft_

Is that the PGA Patcher_04 patch?  Also, how would you use it or is there instructions in there too?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on April 23, 2015, 09:08:36 am
Hi

Does anyone know where I can buy a Nitric card for my pga cabinet?


Thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on April 29, 2015, 02:04:32 pm
I have a Nytric usb IO board rev. 2.0

has 37 pin dsub connector for panel connection

if you are interested/still looking, send me a PM.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on May 03, 2015, 11:33:53 am
Ok, I must have a older PC in my golf game because I can't seem to upgrade it to Team Challenge.  One of the upgrade / restore disk will go 100% through the install but the other disk stops at 85% each and every time.  I even tried two different disk from two different sources and they both stop at 85%. 

The install disk / restore disk that does work will also ask for a upgraded Net Frame (which I simply downloaded and installed)  It also wanted a upgraded Direct X which I also downloaded and installed. So no missing drivers or software errors.  It will even take my 3 Team Challenge install disk with no quirks UNTIL it tries to actually load Team Challenge and then it just shows the Team Challenge loading screen but right after you hear the golf ball fall in the cup it stops and blinks every few seconds, like something is missing.

First, is this correct that my computer will not let me install the other restore disk past 85%?  If so, what would I need to do in order to get past this problem?

I really believe TC will not run because I'm not using the correct or newer restore disk??  So, I would like to learn more about this problem before I invest anymore money on the game.  I could buy a GX 280 motherboard but I just need to know WHY this install is quitting on me first.  Has anyone on here seen this happen?

I didn't overwrite my original hard drive as I just installed a 2nd one but it's only a 20.5 GB.  It still has lots of free space on it.  Another thought I could try would be to ghost my original HD and then try to upgrade it to TC but I really feel like this will not work.

 

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: h0tw1r3 on May 05, 2015, 12:10:39 am
I just had someone strip and ship a PGA with challenge inside.  The PC came today, it has the I/o board and dongle, but the hard drive is dead. Now I'm in search of restore discs. Paying global vr feels wrong considering they don't support PGA at all anymore.

Anyone have an extra set they wouldn't mind parting with (or an I so)? I see people selling copied discs on fleebay.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on May 05, 2015, 12:45:23 pm
I just had someone strip and ship a PGA with challenge inside.  The PC came today, it has the I/o board and dongle, but the hard drive is dead. Now I'm in search of restore discs. Paying global vr feels wrong considering they don't support PGA at all anymore.

Anyone have an extra set they wouldn't mind parting with (or an I so)? I see people selling copied discs on fleebay.

As you can see my post right above yours, there are a few different kind of restore disk, from what I can tell.  I guess certain ones goes with certain kinds of motherboard and processors?  For example, the older PGA PC I have will not take the newer restore disk.  I guess I need to really dig and read about the certain disk that goes with certain hardware. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 05, 2015, 08:09:59 pm
Hi Whomp firstly I don't think it has anything to do with ur PC it has to do with the disks you are using to upgrade to team challenge. Looking at your photos it looks like you are using a challenge edition recovery disk and not a team challenge one. Firstly you need the right system recovery disk to match the game installation disks you have. In Australia I use the System recovery disc Australian Version v4.0a that works for my Game installation discs which ther are 3 of and are labeled Team Challenge version v4.0.0.8. Once you have the right disks it should work on and PC on any hard drive whether new or old.
What you do is input the system recovery disc first that will install windows xpe on ur PC then it will ask you to restart and input the game disks. If the right system recovery disc is used then it should install perfectly as I have done this several times on different pcs. No need to install more drivers only did this doth the new sell gx 260 motherboard to get sound working.

Now as for the ISO of these disks. STP on this forum setup up a Dropbox which had most versions of the game in it he would be the best person to contact and the easiest way of getting these discs. If you are stuck I have the discs but I think line are mostly the Australian version and unsure what the difference is. I am still connected to boosts server and all is working 100% good luck!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on May 06, 2015, 05:43:26 am
Hi Whomp firstly I don't think it has anything to do with ur PC it has to do with the disks you are using to upgrade to team challenge. Looking at your photos it looks like you are using a challenge edition recovery disk and not a team challenge one. Firstly you need the right system recovery disk to match the game installation disks you have. In Australia I use the System recovery disc Australian Version v4.0a that works for my Game installation discs which ther are 3 of and are labeled Team Challenge version v4.0.0.8. Once you have the right disks it should work on and PC on any hard drive whether new or old.
What you do is input the system recovery disc first that will install windows xpe on ur PC then it will ask you to restart and input the game disks. If the right system recovery disc is used then it should install perfectly as I have done this several times on different pcs. No need to install more drivers only did this doth the new sell gx 260 motherboard to get sound working.

Now as for the ISO of these disks. STP on this forum setup up a Dropbox which had most versions of the game in it he would be the best person to contact and the easiest way of getting these discs. If you are stuck I have the discs but I think line are mostly the Australian version and unsure what the difference is. I am still connected to boosts server and all is working 100% good luck!!

Thanks for all the advice.  I have actually tried and tried and troubleshooted this process over the last 2 weeks but with no success.  I do have the Team Challenge restore / install disk but it stops at 85% each and every time.  My mouse freezes up at that time as well so there certainly is something it doesn't like with that install disk or the hardware on this computer.  I've even tried the same install disk from a couple different sources and it stops at 85% each and every time.  So I know the disk is good but it must not like my PC.  It is a older PC and probably an original PC.

This PC was made for a original setup of Championship 1.  Championship 1 is the ONLY install that will make it to the point of asking for the dongle.  What is crazy is I still have the original HD where Challenge Edition is installed (and working) but I have no frigging clue how they got it to work.  LOL

It will only accept a IDE hard drive and no SATA connections.  My HD is only a 20.5 GB.  I want to at least try a bigger HD but I don't have one currently.

So, I tried this last night.  I installed the older restore disk XPE and then Championship 1.  Made it to the asking for the dongle part.  I then installed Challenge Edition but the game only blinks at the very end when it should work.  I know why though as it SHOULD work with the newer install disk which I'm sure goes with Challenge Edition.  I even went as far as installing TC on top of that as well with no luck.  When I do this I also have to install NetFrame 1.1 and add the DirectX drivers.  I wonder if I'm using the wrong DirectX version or I need to try a larger HD or it simply doesn't like my motherboard or processor in the older PC.

My last hope is to buy a GX 280 motherboard.  Does it matter which processor I use in it or will the install disk accept any processor that works on that board?   :banghead:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 06, 2015, 08:15:48 am
Whomp you are jumping around from saying ur installing championship 1 to challenge edition then team challenge edition. Not even sure what you are trying to achieve its very confusing??!!!  Now please advise are you trying to install the latest version of the game Which is Team challenge or are you trying to install the Challenge version???
That's the first thing that needs clarifying?? Once you have done this then please post pictures of both your system recovery disk version and also every game install disk version. When that's done we can advise better??

Now as stated in my last post the key is to have the right version of the system recovery disk. Now I have the latest team challenge version and with this I can install the team challenge game version and also the challenge game version correctly. You also need to have the correct dongle present while installing these game disks which matches the game disks you are installing or it won't install correctly.

Now please take some deep breaths and clarify everything asked so we can better help?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on May 06, 2015, 08:31:09 am
I know it all sounds crazy but this was just part of my troubleshooting.  I was ONLY trying to install Championship 1, Challenge Edition and then TC JUST to see if I had to do it this way but of course it didn't work.  Only testing and troubleshooting.   ;D  I want to install Team Challenge as that is my goal.

After doing a little more thinking this morning I'm just about 99% sure I need a upgraded PC that will work with the never version of the recovery disk.  This has to be the problem.  I have one of the original PC's that came with Championship 1 and I just think the hardware is different compared to what the NEWER recovery disk is looking for and it's the reason it's freezing up on me ALWAYS at 85%.  Does this makes since?  I think when it gets to the point of looking for a certain hardware then it doesn't see it and it freezes up.  Has nobody else on here ran into that problem before?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: swayze2 on May 06, 2015, 04:27:22 pm
Offloading some goodies from my machine. Never use the card reader...etc

Maybe someone can get some use out of it.

Thanks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161697067505 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/161697067505)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 06, 2015, 07:29:45 pm
Offloading some goodies from my machine. Never use the card reader...etc

Maybe someone can get some use out of it.

Thanks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161697067505 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/161697067505)

I'm after a card reader and cards.  PM sent
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 06, 2015, 09:39:40 pm
Hi Whomp you are just not listening!!! Nothing to do with hardware of Machine or PC being too old!!! As I have Team challenge running on same old PC with the same Rev 1.00 sticker on your machine. Now if you can kindly follow my instructions above and post pics of your disks and also your single then I can help you. As that where your problem lies!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Slimonce on May 06, 2015, 10:03:12 pm
I had a similar issue and also and old mb/tower.  Not sure exactly, but it may have stalled around 85% as well.  I used kill disk and wiped the HD completly.  Next install to TC worked, but I think it still took a couple hours to completely install.  I don't know enough to know if it was a capacity issue or someting else lingering, but wiping and reinstalling worked for me.  Hope that may be a solution for you Whomp, best of luck and hang in there!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: h0tw1r3 on May 07, 2015, 12:09:18 am
Offloading some goodies from my machine. Never use the card reader...etc

Maybe someone can get some use out of it.

Thanks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161697067505 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/161697067505)
Great! Pm sent. That's all I need to complete this machine. Going to put it in a school for special needs kids!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on May 07, 2015, 07:37:56 am
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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: h0tw1r3 on May 09, 2015, 11:06:18 am
Has anyone tried installing PGA onto a full version of XP? If so, general steps?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on May 10, 2015, 02:40:28 pm
I figured out why my PGA would not install correctly.  It was something I thought may be the problem in the very beginning but I didn't have another, larger hard drive to test that theory out.  I was using a 20.5 GB HD and it simply didn't like it.  I finally found another IDE HD @ 40 GB and the install worked like a charm.  I have to admit the game runs pretty good the way it is but I did see some slow down here and there during our games.  So, I very well may get a GX280 motherboard and just screw it down, along with everything else, to a piece of plywood, made to fit inside the cabinet.  It should run cooler that way too!

Does anyone on here have any extra blue player cards they want to sell or know where I can get some?

Oh yea, I also have Team Challenge & All Access Pass running like a charm, without the correct dongle.   :applaud:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 10, 2015, 06:15:12 pm
Hey Whomp nice work. Are you using a dongle emulator to get it to run without the dongle?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on May 10, 2015, 08:07:41 pm
Hey Whomp nice work. Are you using a dongle emulator to get it to run without the dongle?

Yep, got a emulator and once you set it it will automatically run each time you boot the game up.  I really want to email that guy on Ebay and tell him to  :censored: off!  He is a crook and rip off artist AND he wants $20.00 for shipping too!   :laugh2:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lostboy4480 on May 12, 2015, 07:23:44 pm
Has anyone tried installing PGA onto a full version of XP? If so, general steps?

I tried this the other day,  But it seems that the launcher for the installation on Game disk 1 does a check for the OS and stops the installation with incorrect OS error.  If this could be bypassed (Which would probably be quite easy for someone that knows what their doing) I believe it could be made to work.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: WhompMaster on May 12, 2015, 07:26:02 pm
What's the advantage of installing this on XP compared to XPE?  It's runs just fine the way it is.
Title: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on May 25, 2015, 09:50:47 am
Hi Whomp firstly I don't think it has anything to do with ur PC it has to do with the disks you are using to upgrade to team challenge. Looking at your photos it looks like you are using a challenge edition recovery disk and not a team challenge one. Firstly you need the right system recovery disk to match the game installation disks you have. In Australia I use the System recovery disc Australian Version v4.0a that works for my Game installation discs which ther are 3 of and are labeled Team Challenge version v4.0.0.8. Once you have the right disks it should work on and PC on any hard drive whether new or old.
What you do is input the system recovery disc first that will install windows xpe on ur PC then it will ask you to restart and input the game disks. If the right system recovery disc is used then it should install perfectly as I have done this several times on different pcs. No need to install more drivers only did this doth the new sell gx 260 motherboard to get sound working.

Now as for the ISO of these disks. STP on this forum setup up a Dropbox which had most versions of the game in it he would be the best person to contact and the easiest way of getting these discs. If you are stuck I have the discs but I think line are mostly the Australian version and unsure what the difference is. I am still connected to boosts server and all is working 100% good luck!!

@Spitifire,
I've just picked up a Championship III cab and found this thread in my searching the interwebs... Wow what a read.  I would be interested in getting a copy of your aus disks if not too much trouble? I would love to join this new tournament server along with the other Aussies. 

-Warren


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 29, 2015, 12:49:16 am
Is anyone having issues connecting to the server as only getting through 2% and getting a connection error 5006 saying failed to ping server urghhhh just sold my all access pass machine as well. BOOST where are you mate have you taken your server down??? Also server only used to work with  team challenge version Warren.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Pinballer73 on May 29, 2015, 12:52:32 am
Please help me resurrect my system.  Stumbling across this thread, I decided to dig out my system and get it setup for play and hopefully run the patch to play all the courses and hopefully join the leaderboard.

I purchased a used kit from an operator back in 2009, with the view to build a small pedestal cabinet, things got in the way and I never did do it.  Reading this thread got me back to it.  I decided to power-up the system and see exactly what my system is and what software it is running.  When I first got it, it was working, however the computer hardware was filthy.  I removed it all, cleaned it up and installed it in a new case, with a new CPU fan and power supply.  It worked when I packed it away.  Now after several years packed away, it doesn't power up. 

When power is initially applied the motherboard begins to power up and the CPU fan spins, doesn't last more than a second and it powers down.  Doesn't matter how many times I press the power button on the front of the PC, it won't start.  If I power cycle the supply to the PC, it will repeat the symptoms above, one time per power cycle.

The motherboard BIOS battery reads 2.94V.  The dongle is securely connected and I have reseated all the connectors within the PC.  Below are a few photos of my system.  Hoping someone can help me find the problem and get my system up and running.

I believe the system is a Team Challenge, going by the label on the dongle.  The power-up attempts did not have a keyboard or mouse connected to the PC, just the USB cable from the I/O interface card, the power cable and the monitor connected.  I also tried it with and without the wiring harness connected to the interface card.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 29, 2015, 01:12:39 am
Tried the patcher again and nothing still won't let me in. Please can anyone let me know if they also can't get in?? Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 29, 2015, 01:23:13 am
Hi Pinball I would replace the cmos battery with a new one and if that doesn't solve the issue I would then replace the ram. Let me know how you go. Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 29, 2015, 01:51:44 am
Back in the game again. It seems that my router must have been playing up. After a reset all well again. Only thing due to re running the patcher it now doesn't have my records of scores on the certain courses all listed at 0 times played. Oh well some golf games ahead of me to play every course again. Lost my ranking also on card. Still retained the skill shots I found though. Ummmm
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Pinballer73 on May 29, 2015, 07:27:30 pm
Hi Pinball I would replace the cmos battery with a new one and if that doesn't solve the issue I would then replace the ram. Let me know how you go. Thx Joe

Thanks Spitfire, that did the job, changed the CMOS battery and the system now boots straight up.  I now need to overhaul the trackball with new bearing or replace it, any suggestions? 

Am I running the right version of this game?  I suspect even though the Dongle label reads PGA TM CHALLENGE, I might not be running the right version, as the screen image mentions WORLD CHALLENGE.  Below is a few screen shots from my game in action.  If I am running the right version, am I now right to run the patch that boostinallovryou has made for us?  If not, can someone please help me out with the upgrade software?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on May 30, 2015, 07:50:38 am
Need to see the startup screens if they say Team challenge then your right to go if they say challeng on startup then need to update game.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Dalejustin96 on May 31, 2015, 02:15:20 pm
Does anyone have a Team Challenger header 4sale?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on June 01, 2015, 07:24:06 am
Does anyone have a Team Challenger header 4sale?
Rectangular or oval??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Dalejustin96 on June 01, 2015, 09:02:44 am
Rectangle
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Dalejustin96 on June 01, 2015, 09:05:23 am
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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on June 02, 2015, 06:16:42 pm
Hi All
well, got a set of discs for PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge, all was well until I tried to use a patch  HASP/Hardlock Emulator 2007. Didn't do anything, unless instructions I followed were incorrect. So, tried the EDGEHASP, and all seemed ok, but wasn't getting the same screens on the game pc as my main pc. Anyway, tried disabling the N vid card, but the system halted as the game is synced to the video card, , , even swapped out monitors, , , just in case, but no go

Open to suggestions, or, if anyone knows where I can buy a proper dongle, , ,
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on June 02, 2015, 10:34:44 pm
Rectangle
Hi mate I have a few rectangle ones however I am in Australia. Can anyone in the USA help him out?
Hey Alman have never tried a dongle emulator. What error is being displayed?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on June 02, 2015, 10:46:16 pm
Hey Spitfire,   send me yur email addy, will send the files to you. If you look at the pics, the error is I cannot 'see' the key to GENERATE DNG code, , , issue with scree resolution
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on June 03, 2015, 05:20:26 am
Hi Spitfire,
Could I get a picture of the rectangle header? I'm wondering if it would fit my showcase cab.

-Warren
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on June 03, 2015, 07:45:25 am
Hey Spitfire,   send me yur email addy, will send the files to you. If you look at the pics, the error is I cannot 'see' the key to GENERATE DNG code, , , issue with scree resolution

Hey alman whompmaster just recent got his machine working with a dongle emulator so he would be the best person to pm. He sent me a walkthru which I will send to you if that helps. Don't know if works as I have never had to use a dongle emulator as always had the dongles.

Warren I'll send you a pic of what I have soon mate.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on June 04, 2015, 07:05:25 am
Here is the pic Warren
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on June 04, 2015, 09:41:46 am
Thanks spitfire, looks like it'll be a good fit but I'll have to measure my existing one. Can I ask what you're asking for it? I'm in vic 3029 for postage.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on June 04, 2015, 09:44:34 am
whompmaster
Could you look at my posts and see if there is something you can do to help, , ,
Al  crosby_a@hotmail.com
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on June 06, 2015, 05:12:27 am
@spitfire it looks like my header is 700x180, is that close to your one?


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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on June 12, 2015, 05:18:19 am
Good day all.

My Championship 3 dongle stopped working. I tried searching on the internet for one, but with no luck.
Does anyone have a spare that they would sell to me?

Thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on June 16, 2015, 09:52:47 pm
I have just purchased a card reader for my machine and it doesn't seem to recognise it (XICO 7101USB) as it tells me it can't find a card reader and press a button to continue, if anyone else here has a card reader in their current setup could I ask you to check the device manager to see if it's listed in there.  My one is showing up under the "Human Interface Device" section with two entries, "USB input device" and "HID-compliant vendor-defined device".  Both of which are using generic Microsoft drivers.
If someone does have the device showing in the device manager, could they please send me a copy of the driver, it would be much appreciated.

Regards,
-Warren
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on June 18, 2015, 08:46:54 am
Good day all.

My Championship 3 dongle stopped working. I tried searching on the internet for one, but with no luck.
Does anyone have a spare that they would sell to me?

Thanks

I may have a spare one for you but all the way in Melbourne Australia I'll check and get back to you. Pm me with what they are worth or what your willing to pay. Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on June 18, 2015, 08:48:33 am
I have just purchased a card reader for my machine and it doesn't seem to recognise it (XICO 7101USB) as it tells me it can't find a card reader and press a button to continue, if anyone else here has a card reader in their current setup could I ask you to check the device manager to see if it's listed in there.  My one is showing up under the "Human Interface Device" section with two entries, "USB input device" and "HID-compliant vendor-defined device".  Both of which are using generic Microsoft drivers.
If someone does have the device showing in the device manager, could they please send me a copy of the driver, it would be much appreciated.

Regards,
-Warren

I have a few of those style of readers but never were able to get them working. When I get some time I will try one of them again on my machine and report back to you on how I went.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Gurt on June 21, 2015, 09:00:43 pm
I just installed a Dell Optiplex GX270 (clam shell) PC using the original APG video card and had some luck.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Gurt on June 22, 2015, 01:49:48 pm
I purchased a PGA Tour Team Challenge machine with a decent cabinet, but dead PC. I found that the heatsink for the CPU popped off a little and wasn't making contact. The drive was also mostly dead (making noise).

I had an old Dell Optiplex GX270, so I used that with a new dive and the old interface boards (display adapter, modem, and control interface).

Fortunately it had the dongle, System Recover Disk (version 4.0.0), three Game Install disks (Version 4.0.0), and All-Access Pass disk (version 4.1).

I was able to load the OS and the main game without issue, but when I try to load the All-Access Pass, it tells me that I need to be running 4.0.0.8. Not sure how to upgrade to 4.0.0.8. I don't have land-line phone service (even if their server is up and running).

Any clues? I wonder if STPCore has the needed patches in his dropbox?

I can't PM because I am too new to the forum.

From looking at the setting menu, it looks like I might have the wrong dongle.

I have posted some screen shots...
(http://i.imgur.com/Ozs30Vp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yL84hBT.jpg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on June 22, 2015, 02:49:34 pm
just post a few more times to enable PM's. (i think the PM's kick in @ +5 posts) it's just to weed out spammers.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on June 22, 2015, 03:17:31 pm
Good afternoon everybody.  I have FINALLY finished all of my blocking issues and started working on leaderboards and tournaments again.  I am only targeting Team Challenge for now.  I want to let everybody know that I will be taking the server down for maintenance around 8PM Pacific Standard Time tonight.  It should only be down for about 30 minutes.  I need to image it so I have all of the play data your machines have been submitting.

I want to apologize for my long absence.  After I returned from a work trip I had to get a lot of outstanding issues under control.  Everything is finally handled and it's time to get back to work here.  I love to post behind the scene photos as I make progress so look back here soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: frankrizzo2 on June 22, 2015, 10:52:52 pm
Awesome!! I've been wanting to get mine online for some time now! Just have to get the ethernet cable out and give her a whirl.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on June 23, 2015, 07:22:35 pm
Good afternoon everybody.  I have FINALLY finished all of my blocking issues and started working on leaderboards and tournaments again.  I am only targeting Team Challenge for now.  I want to let everybody know that I will be taking the server down for maintenance around 8PM Pacific Standard Time tonight.  It should only be down for about 30 minutes.  I need to image it so I have all of the play data your machines have been submitting.

I want to apologize for my long absence.  After I returned from a work trip I had to get a lot of outstanding issues under control.  Everything is finally handled and it's time to get back to work here.  I love to post behind the scene photos as I make progress so look back here soon.

The chosen one has returned!!  :notworthy: Hail Hail King Boost. Can't wait for you to weave your magic again boost. Going to bring my portable unit into hospital as my girl is there and stuck in there this week. Let us know if we can help in any way mate.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on June 24, 2015, 09:21:44 am
I purchased a PGA Tour Team Challenge machine with a decent cabinet, but dead PC. I found that the heatsink for the CPU popped off a little and wasn't making contact. The drive was also mostly dead (making noise).

I had an old Dell Optiplex GX270, so I used that with a new dive and the old interface boards (display adapter, modem, and control interface).

Fortunately it had the dongle, System Recover Disk (version 4.0.0), three Game Install disks (Version 4.0.0), and All-Access Pass disk (version 4.1).

I was able to load the OS and the main game without issue, but when I try to load the All-Access Pass, it tells me that I need to be running 4.0.0.8. Not sure how to upgrade to 4.0.0.8. I don't have land-line phone service (even if their server is up and running).

Any clues? I wonder if STPCore has the needed patches in his dropbox?

I can't PM because I am too new to the forum.

From looking at the setting menu, it looks like I might have the wrong dongle.

Hi Gurt just be aware that boost's online patch only works on the normal team challenge version of the game not the all access version of it. Once online you unlock the Tournaments and World Tour section of the game which lets you play all the courses unlocked with the AAP anyway and also lets you discover hidden skill shots that award you special items to customise your player with. Now with boost back working again it want be long till their is an online leader board and online tournaments that we can all compete against each other. None of this possible with the AAP version as the online part of the game is removed. Due to this I sold my all access pass machine as much better game playing world tour online.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Gurt on June 24, 2015, 01:18:55 pm
Good to knowSpitfire! Glad it didn't install.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on June 24, 2015, 06:27:24 pm
Spitfire I'm really sorry to hear your girl is in the hospital.  I hope everything will be ok.

I setup my new work area and have a dedicated development area now.  Will make everything so much more enjoyable.  Which means more coding hours :-)    So just to give a heads up according to the database 16 machines and 21 players have registered their cards.  Looks like we have some lurkers here hahahahah.  So yea, development has begun.  Leaderboards first, then tournaments.  I'm excited to see the new people jumping on here and communicating.  Exciting times.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on June 25, 2015, 08:22:30 am
Hopefully will be out of here soon. Great to hear you have things the way you like them boost. Can't wait for your next update.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on July 03, 2015, 10:17:42 pm
Back home with whole family. Will play some golf tonight. Hope all is moving along boost and we some leaderboards in the near future as that will cap off a good week.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: elle_effMR14 on July 06, 2015, 11:16:34 pm
Hey Guys,

Really enjoy all the information that you guys have released in this post and the other 30 pager.

I've recently purchased a used PGA Tour Challenge Edition machine off of Ebay. I'm having some problems getting it up and running properly and I was wondering if you guys would be able to help me.

The machine powers up just fine. I can get through the menu screens, choose my golfer, choose my course and finally get to the first tee box. At that point I'm able to take my first shot but then I start to get graphics glitches and then the game will eventually freeze. I'm assuming its a GPU issue but is it possible that it is something else? Like RAM or MOBO issues? I'll post pictures to show you what I mean.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!!

Version Info:
(http://i.imgur.com/w3gjQIP.jpg)

Screen where game froze up:
(http://i.imgur.com/vEqkvPF.jpg)

YouTube link of the problem that I'm having.
https://youtu.be/9KZoOUkV1jg (https://youtu.be/9KZoOUkV1jg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Gurt on July 07, 2015, 01:38:36 am
That looks like a GPU issue. Check the heat-sink to make sure it is clear of crud and the fan is running. You may try removing the heat-sink, cleaning off the old thermal paste with alcohol and applying new thermal paste. You may also benefit from doing that to the main CPU.

Thermal paste dries up over time and once it does, it doesn't transfer the heat to the heat-sink very well.

The paste will cost around $5 and can be a cheap way to narrow down the issue.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on July 07, 2015, 06:46:58 am
Any graphics glitches like that would lead me to replace the graphics card to a new compatible one. You can try what Gurt says and give it a clean etc. if problem Persists after this then I would go to ram replacement or slot change.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on July 08, 2015, 10:54:21 am
Hi SpitFire

Did you perhaps had a chance to look for the Championship 3 dongle.

Thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on July 09, 2015, 09:07:05 am
Yes mate just home this week from hospital and do have to that championship 3 dongle will try to get down to the post office and get you a quote to get it to you mate. Sorry for the delay but unfortunately ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- happens ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: elle_effMR14 on July 14, 2015, 12:24:05 am
Thank you Gurt and Spitfire,

I tried new paste on both the CPU and GPU. Didn't seem to do the trick. Tried swapping RAM slots and that didn't do it either. Just waiting on another GPU to show up as well as different RAM. Hopefully one of those things fixes it!

Cheers fellas.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: alman on July 18, 2015, 11:51:29 am
Hey Spitfire,   send me yur email addy, will send the files to you. If you look at the pics, the error is I cannot 'see' the key to GENERATE DNG code, , , issue with scree resolution

Hey alman whompmaster just recent got his machine working with a dongle emulator so he would be the best person to pm. He sent me a walkthru which I will send to you if that helps. Don't know if works as I have never had to use a dongle emulator as always had the dongles.

Warren I'll send you a pic of what I have soon mate.

WHOMPMASTER
can you help me out with dongle emulator ?  issue I have is screen resolution will not allow full image to be displayed, so unable to click on the 'generate' button to apply crack  crosby_a@hotmail.com
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on July 24, 2015, 10:14:58 pm
I've got a challenge machine I've recently purchased and brought back from the dead.  Monitor was not turning on, trackball was full of gunk and not moving, etc.

It's up and running now on Challenge, with a challenge dongle.

I'm going to try the Boost patch and connect route.  Is it only working with Team challenge at this point?

Anyone have a Team Challenge dongle I can purchase so I can upgrade?  also, any line on the ISOs for the install disks?

I'm thinking of loading team challenge on a different machine.  The one I have in there now the fan noise is insane. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on July 25, 2015, 11:34:42 am
I'm trying to follow the instructions to run the ver4 patch, burned iso to disk but when I put it in the machine during attract mode nothing happens.  The CD drive blinks like it is reading the disk but nothing runs.  I rebooted machine with disk in and nothing happened either.  Bad drive?

EDIT POST:

I found a PS2 keyboard (OMG good thing I still have one of these) and went into bios, checked status of CD drive, it saw it.

I booted the machine to windows and used the keyboard to browse the CD.  it was there, but autorun was doing nothing.  So in game I started task manager and started a new process to run the bat file on the disk.  Success!


Made a connection! success!  My cabinet is in my garage, so to make a connection I bridged my wireless on laptop.  I plugged an ethernet cable in laptop to the cabinet computer, bridged wireless and LAN - worked!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on July 25, 2015, 12:12:43 pm
Ok at this point I am connecting successfully but I cannot register my cabinet.  I get a 4001 error every time I attempt registration.  The regular force a call works fine.  Any help?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on July 26, 2015, 01:27:32 am
Hey mate are running this on your challenge machine or did you find and install the Team Challenge version. As Boost's patch will only work with Team Challenge?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on July 27, 2015, 02:10:04 pm
Just a challenge machine.  I'd attempt to upgrade to Team Challenge if I can get the ISOs and a dongle.  I don't have the dongle for team challenge.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on July 27, 2015, 06:25:53 pm
Unfortunately will not run on a challenge machine only team challenge. STP has team challenge disk in his drop box and people are emulating the dongles now on this forum.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: retrogamez on July 28, 2015, 01:31:45 am
Wow this is great to see that we will soon have a private leaderboard.  Thanks Boost for all your hard work.  I went ahead and upgraded my pc to an OptiPlex 745 dual core 3ghz p4, a patriot 64gb ssd drive  with 4gb of DDR2 ram and an ati HD 3400 video card.  Works like a champ now.  The videos play so smooth.  I also went ahead and installed two partitions with team challenge on one and All access pass on the other so I can dual boot between the two.  Until online is restored to AAP.  If anyone had the championship 3 disk and emulator please pm me.  I'd like to add that one to the boot up as well for Pebble beach. Is there any other version out there that has something that the team challenges don't?  Just waiting for a new updated card reader and cards to come in and I'll be set.  Man I'm excited.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on July 28, 2015, 07:03:58 am
Hi Retro firstly welcome mate. Yes I'm excited also and can't wait for our magician Boost to weave his magic. Did you have any problems with getting the game to run on your newer PC if so can you outline how you over came them so others can benefit. I like the idea about the dual boot as I have to systems running challenge and the other running Team challenge lined to boosts server. Challenge to play the skins style game and team challenge playing the world tour online option which runs all the ALL ACCESS PASS courses and much much more that's why I sold my AAP machine. But I do have the championship 3 disk drive for that very reason to play peable beach course.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on July 28, 2015, 08:24:42 am
Hi all I know people are emulating these Pga dongles but for those who don't like the hassle here are some being sold on ebay In your part of town USA.
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=321816526070&globalID=EBAY-AU (http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=321816526070&globalID=EBAY-AU)
this seller is selling a few different dongles and a PGA golf
PC. Thought someone might be interested.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: retrogamez on July 28, 2015, 09:59:45 am
Hi Retro firstly welcome mate. Yes I'm excited also and can't wait for our magician Boost to weave his magic. Did you have any problems with getting the game to run on your newer PC if so can you outline how you over came them so others can benefit. I like the idea about the dual boot as I have to systems running challenge and the other running Team challenge lined to boosts server. Challenge to play the skins style game and team challenge playing the world tour online option which runs all the ALL ACCESS PASS courses and much much more that's why I sold my AAP machine. But I do have the championship 3 disk drive for that very reason to play peable beach course.

Yeah getting it on newer hardware is kind of cumbersome.  I started with a full install of xp embedded,  updated to SP2 and then I copied all the game disk info from all three disk to the root of a thumb drive and ran the install from there.  That way I didn't have to waste any cds or do any swapping.  Here is a pretty good tut on xp embedded http://blog.augustoalvarez.com.ar/2009/01/07/preparing-and-installing-windows-xp-embedded-images-part-i-setting-up-the-environment/ (http://blog.augustoalvarez.com.ar/2009/01/07/preparing-and-installing-windows-xp-embedded-images-part-i-setting-up-the-environment/)  Probably more advanced to do for a regular pc user but any techy person can probably do it.  So you should be able to run it on any hardware that you can run on xp sp2.  Which leaves out all of the latest hardware.  I might be able to build some more if any non techy people want to buy one they can just plug their I/o card and dongle into and play.  I also was playing with my test rig and don't have a spare trackball/harness  So while looking at the c:\pga_tour_golf_2005\shell\config if you edit the GvrIO.xml and change the Controller type from "Trackball" to "Mouse" you can then use your mouse as the trackball in the gvr menus.(not the game though)  Of course you need to change it back to use it on your machine.  But its helpful for testing.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on July 28, 2015, 08:57:34 pm
Hi Retro, how did you upgrade the  WinXPe that came with the rescue disk to SP2? I've tried a few things and it seems everything calls for SP1 to be in place first and I can't find a way to upgrade. Not having at least SP1 in place seems to be a roadblock to getting any newer hardware on that uses audio better than AC97. Any pointers would be great, thanks.

-Warren


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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: retrogamez on July 28, 2015, 09:46:20 pm
Hi Retro, how did you upgrade the  WinXPe that came with the rescue disk to SP2? I've tried a few things and it seems everything calls for SP1 to be in place first and I can't find a way to upgrade. Not having at least SP1 in place seems to be a roadblock to getting any newer hardware on that uses audio better than AC97. Any pointers would be great, thanks.

-Warren


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Hey Warren,
Hopefully I can help.  Mine already had sp1 because I used a embedded xp builder using the modified files from an original drive.  But I should still be able to help you.  SP2 has sp1 included into it already.  That is why you can't find sp1 for download anywhere.  Even if you did you still would not be able to upgrade it.  I ran into this issue upgrading a beachhead game before about 2 years ago.  Hopefully I'm remembering this correctly off the top of my head it not don't hold it against me as its been a while since I've messed with it.  Global vr modifies the boot screen you seen during boot up.  Pre sp2 they were able to do this using a boot options in the boot.ini file that pointed to the logo.  Windows xp boots using ntoskrnl.exe in orginal xp and uses ntoskrnlsp1.exe if it has service pack one installed.  So what you need to do is Boot to a rescue disk or put the hard drive into another computer.  Change the boot.ini file from read only so you can modify it.  Then edit it with notepad.  Either remove the custom reference that's pointing to the modified ntoskrnl.exe or point it to the real version which should be at c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe  Save it and then boot back up.  You should be able to run the sp2 update now.  So basically sp2 reads the boot.ini to find the location of the xp kernel file and when it verifies to see whether it is orig or sp1.  It fails both checks and throws up the generic error.   At least that is how I remember it.  Try it out and if that doesn't fix your issue let me know and I'll see if I can find my notes.  I'm pretty sure it will resolve your issue though.  Good luck and happy gaming.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: retrogamez on July 28, 2015, 09:50:04 pm
I forgot to mention you will loose your Global vr logo during boot up after upgrading to sp2 and it will be back to the normal windows boot screen.  If you are unhappy with that you can google modify windows xp sp2 or sp3 boot loader screen and there are plenty of tools online you can use to replace the windows boot screen with the global vr one again if you desire.  Me personally I really don't care so I just leave it at the windows screen. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on July 29, 2015, 02:32:13 am
Thanks for the tips, all sounds pretty straight forward so I'll give it a bash.  Can I simply use the XP (full) SP2 upgrade or is there an XPe specific upgrade for SP2?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: retrogamez on July 29, 2015, 09:37:14 am
There is a XPe Sp2 specific update but I have had no issues using the regular sp2 update.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on July 29, 2015, 06:17:46 pm
I had a look last night at the boot.ini and there was no reference to any ntoskrnl.exe or the custom background.  The only lines in the boot.ini were the pointing to the partition you want to boot from, simular to this (but not exact as I've lifted it from an sample file):

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /fastdetect

Any other ideas on where Windows might point to the modified ntoskrnl.exe?  Thanks again for the help on this.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: retrogamez on July 30, 2015, 03:47:34 pm
Ok so they most likely modified the original ntoskrnl.exe  I would find a google copy of ntoskrnl before sp1.  Rename the current modified one to ntoskrnl.exe.bak and copy the known unmodified version over to the default location.   If you can't find an original let me know I probably have an original xp disk somewhere.   
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on July 30, 2015, 10:39:37 pm
Thanks for the offer Retro, I might take you up on that. The only XP files I can find are SP3, I can't seem to find any old copies of XP with no SP anywhere.  Cheers
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: retrogamez on July 31, 2015, 12:43:06 am
pm sent
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on July 31, 2015, 06:20:39 am
No love, got a BSOD when I replaced the .exe file so I tried running the upgrade anyway to sp2 but it looks like it's looking for a database? (See attachment)


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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: retrogamez on July 31, 2015, 04:32:54 pm
Maybe your machine already has sp1 installed.  I'll get you the kernel for it tonight. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on July 31, 2015, 05:58:10 pm
Thanks for that. I don't think it does as every driver I've found for my Realtek HD tells me the min spec for the OS is xp sp1 but happy to try anything, I've got a test machine I'm doing all of this to so not too worried what happens to it. Thanks again


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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: retrogamez on August 01, 2015, 12:56:28 am
Maybe it would be easier if you'd let me know which restore disk your using.  I can see if I have it and start our fresh on one of my extra pc's.  It would be easier for me to trouble shoot that way.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: wazsxr on August 01, 2015, 01:11:47 am
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Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on August 03, 2015, 07:30:01 am
Spitfire I'm really sorry to hear your girl is in the hospital.  I hope everything will be ok.

I setup my new work area and have a dedicated development area now.  Will make everything so much more enjoyable.  Which means more coding hours :-)    So just to give a heads up according to the database 16 machines and 21 players have registered their cards.  Looks like we have some lurkers here hahahahah.  So yea, development has begun.  Leaderboards first, then tournaments.  I'm excited to see the new people jumping on here and communicating.  Exciting times.

Hi boostinallovryou just wondering how things are progressing your end mate? Hope to hear an update from you soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on August 05, 2015, 07:18:12 pm
Hello all!

Some great info in this thread so far.  I'm still going through it all though. :)

Does anyone happen to have the ISOs or dongle dump for Championship 3?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on August 12, 2015, 09:34:13 am
Welcome edowen55 great to see new faces round here. It seems everyone is overly busy this time of year. In regards to your question I think STP would have the ISO for challenge 3 in his drop box. So post a few times and send him a pm. Not sure about the dongle dump. I will look also to see if I have the game disks as I think I do. I also have the dongle and looking to do a Dongle dump for another member so when I get round to it I'll let you know.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on August 12, 2015, 10:00:18 am
Thanks for the welcome Spitfire!

I actually grabbed a Championship III dongle off of ebay the other day, but am still in need of the ISOs.  I'm also planning on trying to do the dongle dump when it arrives.  I also have the Team Challenge dongle that I'll be trying to dump as well.  We'll see how that goes. :)

I sent STP a PM over on KLOV, but he hasn't logged on for a while.  Like you said, I think everyone is busy this time of year.

My goal is to load up Champ. III, Team Challenge and All Access onto my hdd and have it dual boot so I can select the game.  Still waiting for a few parts to arrive so that I can start piecing everything together.

I did drag my cabinet into my basement though, cleaned it up, replaced the trackball with a nice, new, blue illuminated one.  Also picked up a 29" Vizio to toss in as the CRT was dead.

I am excited to get everything put together and playing some games.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on August 13, 2015, 01:35:25 am
That's great to hear mate. It seems you might have bought that championship 3 dongle out of the hands of gvdvyver ha ha he's been in need of one for a while our South African friend. Maybe you can help him out with the dongle dump.  You also need to get your team challenge on Boosts server no need for AAP as it allows you to play all course with added extras not found on AAP machines. I sold my AAP machine as online world tour play much better.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on August 13, 2015, 06:57:35 am
Pm'd gvdvyver, I'll definitely help him out with the Champ III file.

I'll probably throw AAP on my harddrive just in case I ever have issues with the server.  Plus, I already have everything I need for it.

Only things I need right now are the Champ III ISOs and the Challenge dongle file.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: danny_galaga on August 14, 2015, 03:13:56 am
Could I get an idea on prices for PGA Tour Golf cabs? A friend is interested in a golf cab. we were focused on Golden Tee, but 1) Apparently PGA is better and 2) No one seems very interested to even talk about Golden Tee! I figure if a cab has a 30 page thread dedicated to it it must be popular :duckhunt
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on August 14, 2015, 10:23:31 am
Well in Australia a fully working Team Challenge Cab would go for around $800 but in USA I would imagine they would go for much less and yes this is a much better game and now that boost has the online server running with team challenge it has made it a whole lot better!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on August 21, 2015, 07:16:59 am
Finally played all the courses again to get my ranking after mistakenly re registering my machine and having to start from scratch. Superstar sounds right in my book. Gonna be a very hard ask to become a legend. After all courses are played every customisable item is unlocked except for the rewarded items given when you find the hidden skill shots on every course. So many great items for your player to wear just adds another dimension to this great game.  Has anyone found any other hidden skill Shots not listed in the photo below?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on August 22, 2015, 08:32:27 am
Found this on Great white north course. Holed out for double eagle!! Which I call an Albatross. Ummm
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on August 27, 2015, 02:25:10 pm
Having some issues with my initial set-up, could use some help.

Game will boot-up fine, lets me add credits, and the start button will even work once.  However, trackball won't work at all and aside from that initial time when I can "start" a game, it won't do anything else.  Seems to time out and cycle back to the attract screen.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on August 27, 2015, 07:31:13 pm
Well, I reloaded the game, added a couple drivers from an old thread I found and now it plays.  Noticed I need to reflow the solder on my sound board, otherwise it's working great.

Now to work on getting several games on one hard drive and connecting to the server...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on August 28, 2015, 10:17:32 am
Glad to see you sorted it out mate. Now if Boost would return from exile we can all live happily ever after ha ha :laugh2:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 06, 2015, 07:28:05 am
Does anyone have the All Access .dng file they would be willing to share?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on September 06, 2015, 08:26:35 am
Does anyone have the All Access .dng file they would be willing to share?

Hi mate try this PGA GOLF Facebook page I think it might be there?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/444981388985690/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/444981388985690/)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 06, 2015, 08:55:54 am
Does anyone have the All Access .dng file they would be willing to share?

Hi mate try this PGA GOLF Facebook page I think it might be there?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/444981388985690/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/444981388985690/)

I found the .dmp file there, but have been unable to convert it to a .dng.  Was hoping someone had the .dng ready to go. 

I was able to use the TM Challenge .dng from the FB group to eliminate my TM Challenge dongle though.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 06, 2015, 09:26:53 pm
Well, it was a good day.  I got TM Challenge to work with the dongle emulator and successfully connected to the server.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on September 06, 2015, 11:06:55 pm
That's great news mate. Was it hard to do with emulator as it seems some people are having trouble with it. I haven't tried myself as have the dongles but would you be able to post a walkthru for people that are having trouble? Thx Joe
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 07, 2015, 12:06:25 am
I didn't come up with the process, or create the files.  Lou and others over at the Facebook page paved the way.  I recommend signing up for the Facebook page if you haven't already.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/444981388985690/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/444981388985690/)

Here are the basic instructions for using the dongle emulator for Team Challenge:

1) Have Team Challenge running to the point where it says you don't have a valid dongle  (if you need the files to get you to this point, they're available through the facebook group)

2) Insert a disk or usb drive with the HASPHL2007.exe file and Team Challenge.dng files (available here - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gqbxb5g1wwl79k5/AAC4k4qpT47DsueU2eTpl6Z2a?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gqbxb5g1wwl79k5/AAC4k4qpT47DsueU2eTpl6Z2a?dl=0) )

3) Create a new folder on the C: drive and drop those two files into the folder

4) Open the HASPHL2007.exe file

Under “Driver” tab

5) Click “Install Driver” - driver should install

6) Select Automatic

7) Click “Save State”

Under “Emulator” tab

8 ) Click “Start Service”

Under “Dongle” tab

9) Click “Load Dump”

10) A window will open, locate the Team Challenge.dng file, select open

Under “Emulator” tab again

11) Confirm that the license field is populated

That’s it. Restart your game without a real dongle attached and it should work.

If you're running a different version of the game and have the .dng file, the process is the same.  I still haven't figured out how to convert a .dmp file to .dng.  If someone could share that info I'd be grateful.

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on September 07, 2015, 08:24:34 am
Thx mate I will give this a try in case one of my dongles ever die.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on September 08, 2015, 03:00:44 pm
Are you guys doing this on your own, different hardware, or the computer hardware that came existing with the cab?

Reason I ask is I'd like to upgrade to Team Challenge on a newer machine as a sandbox and not overwrite my existing machine, so I can fail back if I have to.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 08, 2015, 03:21:11 pm
I put mine together on a Dell GX620, 6600 graphics card, and a fresh SATA hard drive with a IDE converter.  I'll probably try an SSD soon to see if it speeds up the boot time.

You can just pull out your original hard drive and load Team Challenge to a new hard drive so that you don't mess up your original.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on September 08, 2015, 03:26:45 pm
Good point, I thought about doing that.  My original machine in there is really loud too - not sure if it is the power supply or the processor fan but it is so loud I can't stand it.  So at the very least I need to get rid of the bad fan and replace it.

I can't do anything with the upgrade either until I can download the ISO from somewhere.  Is anyone still hosting those?  I have sent STP a couple PMs but haven't heard back from him yet.

I have a Challenge dongle, so to upgrade I'm going to have to go the emulation route. 

Also looking for some player cards if there are any out there.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 08, 2015, 03:30:48 pm
You can get everything you need from the facebook page, ISOs and dongle file.  My instructions above should make it easy for you to set up the emulation.

There are some player cards on ebay right now, 5 for $10 shipped.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on September 08, 2015, 06:42:31 pm
Cool will see if I can find the cards thanks

I didn't see the ISO on the Facebook page will look again
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 08, 2015, 06:55:02 pm
Cool will see if I can find the cards thanks

I didn't see the ISO on the Facebook page will look again

The link is in one of the posts.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 08, 2015, 09:00:50 pm
Here's a short video I put together to help with loading the emulator.

https://youtu.be/54f2Zq5u7cA

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: lilshawn on September 09, 2015, 12:25:20 pm
a fresh SATA hard drive with a IDE converter.  I'll probably try an SSD soon to see if it speeds up the boot time.

you won't see any difference. you are limited by the speed of the PATA bus not the throughput of the drive. you can increase speeds on PATA by making sure you are using an 80 conductor cable and not a 40 conductor cable.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on September 29, 2015, 11:50:35 pm
Update on my end, as already reported on facebook group:

bought a gx620 on ebay, 6600 graphics card.  Loaded it up, couldn't get the chipset right after loading the game and therefore sound was not working.  Worked on this forever, not helped by the fact that Dell no longer had the chipset for download, nor the sound drivers, for the desktop I got off the used market.  Tried to get them from Intel's site but I think I installed wrong ones.  Took a chance on some drivers I found on a 3rd party website (dicey) but they were solid and worked like a charm.  Dongle would not emulate though, even though I was certain I was doing the steps right.  I thought there was a chance the original chipset install might be the issue.

Finally decided to just try again from scratch, and this time after the OS recovery I loaded chipset and sound right away, then the game, and bam, emulator worked easy as pie on first try.

Then... I loaded  all access.  Oops... forgot that the server patch won't work with all access.   Now I feel like a total idiot because I am going to have to do the install all over.   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Oh well - at least I know it all works now! And the new machine runs faster, and oh so much quieter!

Quick question - anyone tried to run the game using a new USB Happ trackball instead of the one with the IO card? Now that the dongle can be emulated, if there is a way to use the buttons with a small ipac and a Happ USB trackball I was thinking I could build another machine without needing any of the oem equipment.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 30, 2015, 07:28:52 am
Glad you got it all working.

Which dongle file did you use for all access?  Was it a .dng or .dmp?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on September 30, 2015, 12:32:36 pm
i used the dng that was included in the files i got from the facebook group for TC.  Then when I installed the All access patch, I kept the same dongle file in place and it never prompted me with an error.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 30, 2015, 02:51:48 pm
So you've got all access running 100% with the dongle emulator?

Did you add the all access patch after the emulator, as it sounds from your post?

I kept on getting a dongle error when I did the all access patch.  Guess I'll have to try again.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on September 30, 2015, 03:12:47 pm
Once I had the TC running without AAP, I didn't really try to play anything.  I saw it booted up and controls were working, passed the dongle emulator, etc.

It asked me to register I think, and I skipped it.

My kid played a game, but I didn't.

After that, I installed the AAP patch via the disk.  As it was rebooting, I was expecting a dongle error, since the patch had been applied.  But nothing came up, and I was able to play with all 27 courses.

I'm going to wipe the whole thing and restart again as soon as I get a chance.  Might be a few days though before I get a chance.  That is, if the server is still available for check in.  Is Boost's server still up and running?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on September 30, 2015, 03:59:22 pm
Great, thanks for the info.

Yes, the server is working great.  I play on it almost every day. No tournaments currently running though.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Biglou27 on October 01, 2015, 05:11:30 pm
UT oh did boost take down the server  :-[ can't ping the address anymore. It's a sad day at my house today have to play old school
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Beach Duck on October 02, 2015, 12:47:57 am
My dad recently purchased a Challenge cabinet in great condition. After wondering how to unlock the courses and different modes, I found my way here.

Just wanted to thank everyone in this thread for their contributions. The amount of knowledge gained and shared is quite special, I think.

I've decided to attempt to clone the Challenge drive onto a spare HDD and use the Team Challenge discs, Boost's ISO and emulator to see if I can get that running.

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 03, 2015, 08:12:48 am
Server still offline? If it is back I will reload and try this weekend.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 03, 2015, 03:12:26 pm
I just got back from vacation to find that, indeed, the server is down.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 03, 2015, 03:41:47 pm
I am concerned that without some announcement from our friend that maybe there's a c&d letter at play.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 03, 2015, 03:53:07 pm
Also, I'm in the market for a replacement marquee - the one I have looks to be somewhat off in color.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 05, 2015, 05:58:18 am
I also have been on holiday to just see this news. If the server is really down this is a disaster. Boost where are you mate why have you forsaken us!!!!  :hissy: :cry:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 05, 2015, 01:39:13 pm
I think someone had direct contact (outside the forum) with Boost.  Maybe a followup to make sure he is ok is in order?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 06, 2015, 05:08:33 am
Yes STP has emailed him direct but no reply. He thinks he maybe on a remote job site with no contact. That's what he said happened last time.   Urghhh wish he would return soon!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 09, 2015, 07:49:23 am
 :cry: finally got round to testing the server for myself and yes no luck at connecting. This is a very sad time indeed!!! Where r u Boost please return and put us out of our misery!!  :hissy: :timebomb:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 10, 2015, 07:53:19 am
Just when I thought all hope was gone the Server is back up and running and that great man Boost is alive and well just flat out with a young family and another on the way. Server problems were due to power failure and battery backup failure but he has sorted things out and I am playing world tour in Melbourne Australia as we speak at 11pm ha ha. This has made me one very happy man and thx to that Genius Boost  :notworthy: This will make life much easier for us while we wait for him to find time and weave his magic again hopefully some time soon. Can't wait to post leaderboards and play some competitive golf against you all.  :applaud: Thanks Boost!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 10, 2015, 10:13:45 am
Great news! I will try to reload without all access tonight and connect.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Biglou27 on October 14, 2015, 02:48:28 pm
 :-\ server is down again
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 14, 2015, 02:58:34 pm
I haven't had the chance to reload my cab yet. I'm curious, when server goes down does world tour keep working for a small amount of time and then stop working? Like a week expiration or something?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Biglou27 on October 14, 2015, 03:21:28 pm
Scratch that I just needed to re-register the cabinet but yeah it needs a update every 3 days
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 15, 2015, 06:48:44 am
Stop scaring me Biglou!!! couldn't take it being down again love playing World Tour. Hopefully Boost finds some time soon and gets those leaderboards up and then Tournament play happening. He has also assured me that it's not if it will get down its when. Just need to find the time as he has a new baby due real soon.  What were we ever thinking having kids!! Ha ha ha such time consumers!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: eyeless on October 16, 2015, 11:03:49 am
Update on my end, as already reported on facebook group:

bought a gx620 on ebay, 6600 graphics card.  Loaded it up, couldn't get the chipset right after loading the game and therefore sound was not working.  Worked on this forever, not helped by the fact that Dell no longer had the chipset for download, nor the sound drivers, for the desktop I got off the used market.  Tried to get them from Intel's site but I think I installed wrong ones.  Took a chance on some drivers I found on a 3rd party website (dicey) but they were solid and worked like a charm.  Dongle would not emulate though, even though I was certain I was doing the steps right.  I thought there was a chance the original chipset install might be the issue.

Finally decided to just try again from scratch, and this time after the OS recovery I loaded chipset and sound right away, then the game, and bam, emulator worked easy as pie on first try.

Then... I loaded  all access.  Oops... forgot that the server patch won't work with all access.   Now I feel like a total idiot because I am going to have to do the install all over.   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Oh well - at least I know it all works now! And the new machine runs faster, and oh so much quieter!

Quick question - anyone tried to run the game using a new USB Happ trackball instead of the one with the IO card? Now that the dongle can be emulated, if there is a way to use the buttons with a small ipac and a Happ USB trackball I was thinking I could build another machine without needing any of the oem equipment.
what 6600 card are you using ? one like this :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-GeForce-6600-256-VRAM-PM-G5-2-3GHZ-Video-Graphics-Card-/331677474538?hash=item4d39849eea:g:OvIAAOSwYHxWGAdb (http://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-GeForce-6600-256-VRAM-PM-G5-2-3GHZ-Video-Graphics-Card-/331677474538?hash=item4d39849eea:g:OvIAAOSwYHxWGAdb)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 20, 2015, 11:21:14 am
Hey everyone, sorry for the seriously long amount of radio silence on my end.  No C&D letter or anything like that.  Just a case of wife, child, child on the way, work, house issues, taking up all of my free minutes.  It's pretty obvious that when I'm at home there is 0 chance of me working on the server.  So I'm going to take my development setup to work today and set it up in my office.  Now I can go to work early, stay late, and the Mrs won't climb all over me hahahahah.

The server went down because I had a power outage and it was so long it drained the battery backup.  Spitfire let me know and I got it back up.  Is it working ok for everybody or is it down again?  I just took a peek at the machine and it is running, but I didn't log into it.  Just let me know if you guys are not able to ping it.  I'll try pinging when i get to work today.  Thanks everybody for being patient.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 20, 2015, 06:45:24 pm
Great to have you back again Boost.  :notworthy: Very happy you are finding a way around the fun police of the wife and kids ha ha. The server seems to be running as it should again mate played it the other day and connected 100% percent and played world tour as normal. I will try it again today and report back. Can't wait to see what your next update will bring for us all. Exciting times thanks heaps for all your hard work so far!!  :burgerking:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 20, 2015, 07:14:25 pm
Fun police........SO TRUE hahahahahah.  I am keeping the forum up all day while i'm at work so I can post more.  That way even when i'm in my little hole writing code people still know i'm here.  I have my dev machine setup here at work now.  Going to dedicate at least one hour a day M-F to the server :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 21, 2015, 02:31:00 pm
Making progress.  This was a test to 1) Determine how to update the boards.  2) Determine what the course to course number mapping is.  In this case St Andrews is course number 9.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/xddx1e.jpg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 21, 2015, 02:51:12 pm
Looking good!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 21, 2015, 05:56:42 pm
Happy Days indeed. The legend is back!!  :applaud:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 21, 2015, 07:33:13 pm
I am very excited.  I was just able to successfully have my dev machine call into the dev server, and the server pushed the leaderboards to the machine.  I know this probably doesn't excite anybody else but me but I had to share as this is a big accomplishment.  There is a lot behind the scenes to make this happen and it just did.  So the next steps before deploying to everybody is:

1) Write code to parse all of your game play that is on the server and create the WT leader boards per course
2) Determine how to update the boards on the machine when someone overtakes another.  Basically how to invalidate an old entry and replace with new.

Once these two things are done it is time to deploy to the live server.  So for #1, just so you all know, every time your machine calls in to the server it transfers every game you have played since the last time the machine called in.  World Tour, regular strokes game, everything.  So when I get #1 and #2 done and your machine checks in you will see everybody else who has been calling in.  Then the real $hit talking can begin :-)

So close!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 21, 2015, 08:38:25 pm
Gonna be great to finally see my name on top of that ladder girls!! Ha ha ha I thought I'd start some $hit talking early Boost! :soapbox:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 21, 2015, 08:38:49 pm
In that case, you better work on your game. Because +9 ain't gonna cut it on the tour.

/had to be said
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 21, 2015, 08:50:45 pm
HAHAHAHAHAH  I dig the $hit talking early.  Don't worry, the +9 wasn't a real score.  It was a marker I used to identify what course was what course number.  I'm afraid these little PGA computers can't hold a low score of mine.  I might just shoot so low I crash the machine.  :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 21, 2015, 08:58:14 pm
Hmmm. Might call shenanigans on the code!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 21, 2015, 09:11:46 pm
I KNEW that was going to come up sooner or later.  Ok, so I promise never to manipulate the code or the server for me or anybody else.  What you see is what you get straight from the game.  Having this server power comes with responsibility HAHAHAH
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 21, 2015, 11:01:10 pm
Boost someone as smart or as nerdy as you surely isn't capable of playing good golf ha ha ha I'm happy to give you a few strokes handicap for all the hard work you are putting into all this mate! ;D
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 22, 2015, 08:41:44 pm
Do you all have your difficulties set to max, 5 if I recall?  Ive found it way too easy on any other setting. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 23, 2015, 01:05:25 am
Yes I guess will have to decide what level everyone is playing on unless the leaderboard will determine the level you are playing on also?  I think mine are set to what ever the default is which I think is normal. But will check next time I play? 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 23, 2015, 02:09:21 pm
You guys are correct.  I just looked at the database that has everybody's game results and when it comes to WT results, there is a difficulty value in a sub table.  Every entry for WT play has a difficulty level of 3.  I'm not sure if that is because all of you guys calling in have your machine set to 3, or when it comes to WT play the cabinet skill level doesn't take effect and the software dictates the level be 3.

We can test this theory if anybody wants to change their skill level, play a round of WT, and then have their machine call in.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 23, 2015, 02:22:38 pm
My guess is WT is a set difficulty.  But its also very possible no one has changed the default.  I'll set mine to hardest tonight because I enjoy hurting myself and you can see what comes across.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 23, 2015, 02:26:19 pm
I agree, I believe WT has a set difficulty too.  The leaderboards do not have a distinction for difficulty, and trying to ensure N number of machines in the world are all set to WT 3 would be ridiculous.  Good to cover all bases.  Let me know when you are done hurting yourself and have called in.  No rush, plenty of code to write still and I can add that logic later if needed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 24, 2015, 04:43:31 am
Played a few games on Pga today and the normal golf play allows you on the player select screen to change your difficulty setting by hitting the shot type button however on World Tour this is not an option. So I think your right boys the difficulty level must be locked in and any level chosen through the operator screens become null n void I guess and only come into effect during normal game play.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 24, 2015, 01:03:43 pm
I set difficulty to 5 in operator mode then played world tour and made a manual connection to server after.

I'm thinking it has a set difficulty for world tour because the greens were still very flat.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on October 24, 2015, 04:46:29 pm
Hey guys Im having trouble connecting to the server. Is there a way to manually unregister the cabinet through the operating system I dont have the unregister button in the register/connect screen it just wants me to restore cabinet registration or set time zone. Thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 24, 2015, 06:27:31 pm
Have you been able to connect prior to this happening?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on October 24, 2015, 07:47:45 pm
I had it connected once early in the process of the server going up. I forgot what happened but tried to connect again months later and this started. I have already re installed the software but it still gives me the same cabinet id number and the option to only restore cabinet registration.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 25, 2015, 12:12:13 am
Please clarify what's happening before you follow instructions below? What happens when your machine calls into the server? How far percentage wise do you get? And what error are you seeing? It may be something simple as below instructions will wipe past play and you start again from scratch.

Re run Boosts latest server patch available to make sure your machine is setup properly. Also make sure that your internet connection is still working properly. Do this first as my router needed to be powered off and on again as my internet connect had dropped out and I re ran the server patch first and lost all my scores I had as the server patch re assigns your machine a different online number and everything is lost. Once this is done you should be able to connect to the server without fail. The server patch does all the work!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Biglou27 on October 25, 2015, 01:07:26 am
I hope boost joins the Facebook page .I so look forward to the leader boards working this will be so much fun for all of us
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on October 25, 2015, 09:06:18 am
The only 2 option I have on the connect screen are Restore cabinet registration and set  time zone. I cannot force call to the server. I hit restore cabinet registration and it says connecting goes to 5% stalls for a minute then jumps to 100% and says cabinet registration restored but log says the call failed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: bratwurst on October 25, 2015, 09:57:08 am
What version are you running?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on October 25, 2015, 10:57:57 am
Team Challenge. So update... I uninstalled pga and ran restore disk. I reinstalled software and ran patcher. I still get the same options in connection. Tried restore cabinet registration and got same results goes to 5% pauses then shoots to 100% says successful restore but connection log says failed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 25, 2015, 05:33:58 pm
I hope boost joins the Facebook page .I so look forward to the leader boards working this will be so much fun for all of us
I don't do the social media thing, but i do have a facebook account i use for lurking.  I've bookmarked the facebook group and will be looking around from time to time.  I really appreciate you taking the time to support the facebook group.  The more people that join the server the better.  Facebook reaches so many people its ridiculous.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 25, 2015, 05:46:29 pm
Just an update.  I've written the server code that takes all of the game results, parses the WT play, and updates the WT leaderboards.  I'm going to test the code by hand tonight.  After debugging and fixing any errors there is only one thing left to do.  I have to test multi row server to cabinet pushes.  I just have to get the format correct.  Then it's time to load onto the server.  So I'm thinking ill have everything done monday night.  Then I'll push and update the server tuesday morning.

Spitfire, you're always my debug guy.  Hoping tuesday you could call in and make sure the leaderboards work.  Especially since you are in AU.  I have special logic that keeps US, UK, and AU all on same page and playing together.

Guys, i always try to keep the server stable but there are lots of code changes here.  Please dont get upset if there is a bug of some kind and all of your scores are trashed.  Not that i anticipate that happening but just wanted to give the disclaimer.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 25, 2015, 06:16:08 pm
That's great news Boost. I will log in to the server each day this week and report back. Also Boost wouldn't be that bad if scores are lost just gives everyone and excuse to play more golf as I had happen to me when I couldn't get into server. I ran patcher again and re registered which lost all my previous scores. Realised the problem wasn't the server or my machine it was my router that needed a reboot as the Internet connection had dropped away. Hey Sherm very strange what your Pga is doing. If you are running the latest version of the patcher and especially after re installing the whole game you should be able to go through the whole registration process again as I explained that's what I had to do. Make sure your internet connection is working as the error your getting is what happened to me prior to me turning power off on my router leaving for 10 secs and then power up to restore your internet connection.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 26, 2015, 02:27:01 am
Ok, all server database code has been debugged and tested.  Last step is to test multi row dataset pushes to the cabinet.  Should have this done today.  After that it's go time.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on October 26, 2015, 12:06:08 pm
So I figured it out!! If anyone else ever runs into this problem of restore cabinet registration and it won't reregister these are the steps i did. I went to modem test in diagnostics on operator menu. Before i did the test i pulled the dongle out then did the test. The test came back failed and i finally had the option to register my cabinet because it saw it as unregistered. I then went to the connect screen did the registration steps and plugged the dongle back in before i hit connect and then bam connected to server. Man I am glad that headache is over.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 26, 2015, 02:34:51 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, we have WT Leaderboards.  The following was taken after my dev machine called into my dev server.  This data is real game play but back from April.  Don't worry, the real server has all the latest scores.  I will upload the new code to the server tonight and update the database.  When your machine calls in you might see it take a bit of time at 48, 53, and 67%.  This is normal.  Should only take a minute or two.  Don't think the server wedged up and unplug your machine.  Just let it be.  I'll post again when the real server is updated and ready for you guys to call in.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/14m9pmx.jpg)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 26, 2015, 03:07:52 pm
Awesome Boost!  Can't wait, just say when...
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 26, 2015, 05:29:00 pm
What great news to wake up to down under in Oz. Quick batman to the PGA Golf Machine ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 26, 2015, 05:35:08 pm
That's what i'm saying, forget the newspaper, just punch up ArcadeControls.com for the latest news hahahahah.  Don't go to the PGA cave yet.  I won't be home from work for another 4.5 hours to update the server.  Trust me, i'm excited to make sure all goes smooth.  I'm not excited about playing yet, I'm excited to bring connectivity one step closer.  I have such plans like a web page to view each course and who the leaders are without being at a machine.  Of course though.......TOURNAMENTS :-)     Once step at a time hahahaha.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 26, 2015, 05:37:35 pm
Oh btw, the LONG term goal......add new courses.  Yep, it's possible.  The original software that made the courses is still available and it appears the game was written to accept new courses.  So it's possible to make a brand new course that has never been played on, and upload it to everyone's machine.  That is long away though.  Tournaments next after WT is smoothed out.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 26, 2015, 05:39:52 pm
Also card readers are still available from GlobalVR.  They are a bit pricey ($200) but still available.  Go to http://parts.globalvr.com/ (http://parts.globalvr.com/)   select the game Need For Speed from right side, bottom of page click next 20 matches, and it's third from the top.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 26, 2015, 05:48:16 pm
Oh btw, the LONG term goal......add new courses.  Yep, it's possible.  The original software that made the courses is still available and it appears the game was written to accept new courses.  So it's possible to make a brand new course that has never been played on, and upload it to everyone's machine.  That is long away though.  Tournaments next after WT is smoothed out.

How about adding a course that exists on Champ. III, but not on WT.  Pebble Beach anyone?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 26, 2015, 05:53:47 pm
Oh btw, the LONG term goal......add new courses.  Yep, it's possible.  The original software that made the courses is still available and it appears the game was written to accept new courses.  So it's possible to make a brand new course that has never been played on, and upload it to everyone's machine.  That is long away though.  Tournaments next after WT is smoothed out.

How about adding a course that exists on Champ. III, but not on WT.  Pebble Beach anyone?

If the engine used for Champ III is the same as Team Challenge then the course should work.  It makes more sense to look at that first since it is a known working course.  I might not be able to ask for this but i'll do it anyways.....anybody have a champ III hard drive dump available?  PM me.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 26, 2015, 06:47:44 pm
I have a championship 3 hard drive sitting here mate. Let me know what you want me to do? And I'll say it again all hail King Boost  :notworthy: ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 26, 2015, 06:57:37 pm
I have a championship 3 hard drive sitting here mate. Let me know what you want me to do? And I'll say it again all hail King Boost  :notworthy: ha ha
Hang onto that drive for a bit.  We'll work on that after tournaments are working.  Not hail me.....hail you guys.  This server would be lonely if it wasnt for you guys and girls calling into it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 26, 2015, 11:52:29 pm
Server has been updated.  Let me know how it goes.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 27, 2015, 05:32:24 am
So forced a call and went all the way through after a few pauses at 62% and 67% however says I'm tournament enabled but also says last call not complete. Still able to play world tour but no leaderboards. Will try to call in again and see if it makes any difference. Fingers crossed!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 27, 2015, 05:43:09 am
So gets through 100% Boost but gives me this error. Hopefully an easy fix mate?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on October 27, 2015, 08:20:46 am
I got the same error too.  Under machine info last call says: Partially Failed if that helps.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 27, 2015, 09:34:30 am
My apologies guys.  Thought this was prime time ready.  The connection error number is the biggest help.  That lets me know what stage the cabinet was in when it bailed.  Sometimes these are in generic functions that are called everywhere so become no help.  I'll look at the error code this morning and see if it points to issue.

Last night i saw the leaderboard database table populated so i know that section of code worked.  Based on the 6x percent numbers i think it bailed while sending the boards.  Now that so much is going on inside the server i think it's time i added a detailed datalogger inside of it to help debug issues.  I'll see if i can get that written today too.

Sorry guys, I'll check in later when i have more info.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 27, 2015, 11:21:14 am
I found and corrected a database permission error that only existed on the deployed server.  Could someone please call in again and let me know if it works.  If not please give error code.  Thanks.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: TheSherman8or on October 27, 2015, 12:17:04 pm
Just tried to call in got same error 4001.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 27, 2015, 12:19:57 pm
Thanks Sherm.  Ok, gonna have to add logging to get to bottom of this.  Thanks for calling in.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 27, 2015, 11:27:38 pm
Server has been updated with logging.  This should reveal whats going on.  Can someone call in please?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 27, 2015, 11:56:03 pm
Called in a few times today Boost and same issue. Will sit back and wait for your instructions. Thx mate
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 27, 2015, 11:58:22 pm
I updated the server about 25 minutes ago with a version that has logging.  Need you to call in to genetate a dump for me to analyze.  One more call please.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 28, 2015, 12:12:43 am
I updated the server about 25 minutes ago with a version that has logging.  Need you to call in to genetate a dump for me to analyze.  One more call please.
Calling in as we speak 60% complete
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 28, 2015, 12:15:05 am
Awesome thank you.  Going to analyze logs now.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 28, 2015, 12:16:26 am
Got all the way through and same Connection Error 4001. Off to work will check in when back. Good luck!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 28, 2015, 02:09:40 am
The logs yielded a good initial analysis.  There are 4 areas where there are issues.  I added more logging to help isolate what's wrong.  Need another call in please.  No rush, I'm off to bed.  Will look at new logs in morning.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 28, 2015, 05:02:01 am
Home from work and off to boot up machine and call in Boost hope you had a good sleep mate or not! :censored:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 28, 2015, 05:24:20 am
Success now to see if Leaderboards show up oh baby!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 28, 2015, 06:28:17 am
So got round to playing after it successfully called in and still no leaderboards on Pumpkin Ridge course but it's getting real close I can feel our man Boost will deliver soon!!  :applaud:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 28, 2015, 08:01:33 am
Yes, we are getting closer to the answer.  Its 4am and cant sleep.  Must know why server is upset.  New round of logging shows more answers.  Added even more logging and this time, the answer will be given.  I need another call in please :-)  Thanks!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 28, 2015, 05:21:03 pm
Just up and booting up machine now
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 28, 2015, 05:26:00 pm
Thanks, no rush.  I won't be able to check it until I get home from work in 4.5 hours.  Leaderboards will not work yet, this is just to get the next level of logs that I need.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 28, 2015, 05:29:59 pm
All done mate 100% successful. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 28, 2015, 05:48:22 pm
Havent been playing my pga much for past 6 months as life has gotten in the way. Still been reading here every so often and glad to boost is still chipping away at it. Called in today and connected, went to try and win some hidden items and WT not showing up. Did I mess something up or did i miss something posted earlier?
Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 28, 2015, 05:51:26 pm
Hey Jason,

Right now the server is not happy.  I am currently debugging the issue.  Keep checking back for status.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 28, 2015, 05:56:23 pm
Boost,

 Thanks for the reply, will keep checking back as now kids are back in school routine i can work on arcades more often.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 28, 2015, 06:18:03 pm
Boost,

 Thanks for the reply, will keep checking back as now kids are back in school routine i can work on arcades more often.
Jason
Hey Jason welcome back mate. For the world tour and tournament options to show up make sure your game is not on free play must be on pay per play so need coins or a coin button to play.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 28, 2015, 07:33:51 pm
Hey Spitfire
  Good to be back.  The first thing I thought was that it was on free play, so I reset it and started a game and no world tour.  Afraid when it works the desire to finish collecting world tour items will keep me busy for hours on end.
 
Boost
  Your talk of adding courses, is that written into software or using the course builder from the tiger woods course sire? I have always wanted to play central park and the penguin fantasy course so I wanted to try and load those on the cab but never took time to try it.

Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Torin on October 28, 2015, 08:15:58 pm
Hey Y'all,

I'm really impressed with the work going into this.  I dug back out my PGA Team Challenge and now have it running with the dongle emulator.  I'm not yet connected to the server but really want to be.  This will be great!  Just puts GT Fore series to shame now.  ;)
 
Anyway, I think the server must be down from what I am reading.  I'm getting a 5006 error when trying to connect but I've run the patch twice now.  Should I be able to connect at this time or is this normal right now?  Thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 28, 2015, 09:55:51 pm
Yes it is quite addictive to find those hidden shots however not easy to find. Will post a pic of the ones I have found soon. Once off free play call in and all should work. Strange how we can still play boost and Jason can't??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Torin on October 28, 2015, 10:58:37 pm
Well, I was able to figure it out and login to the server and play the courses on the World Tour!!  The leaderboards were all empty but I think it is still being sorted out.  This is so great.  Thanks to the great Boost!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 29, 2015, 12:49:26 am
Need another call in please.  This one might work.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 29, 2015, 03:26:33 am
Thank you to whoever called in.  I found the issue.  I am exhausting all of the free connections in the db pool.  I didnt see this issue on the dev server because i was working with data from back in april.  There was a lot less game play.  I need to take a snapshot of the server db and put it on the dev server, test, and debug against that.  I'll try to get this fixed by tomorrow night.  If not then friday night latest.  Talk soon.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 29, 2015, 05:09:12 am
As a great man once told me it's not if it will happen its when! Glad to hear your all over it mate.  ;D
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 29, 2015, 09:19:46 am
Called in got 4001 error and recalled instantlyvwith success. But still  no WT, so will continue to follow the post'
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 29, 2015, 11:46:27 am
So before going through all the steps i previously stated i decided to audit the code around the area showing issue.  Sure enough i found the culprit.  I just uploaded a new version to the server that has the fix.  So im 85% confident that the next person to call in will be treated with WT leaderboards.

Yukon, your issue is caused by this same server problem.  You didnt receive an error because it was silently dying. 

So fingers crossed leaderboards work now and yukon can play wt.  Let me know.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 29, 2015, 12:00:57 pm
There are leaderboards!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 29, 2015, 12:01:37 pm
I'll go play a round to test it out :)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 29, 2015, 12:03:31 pm
YES!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 29, 2015, 12:39:13 pm
Looks to me like it works.

Awesome job Boost!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Torin on October 29, 2015, 12:48:41 pm
Sweet!  I can't wait to get home from work to play!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 29, 2015, 01:18:25 pm
Thanks everyone for your patience and helping out by calling in and reporting what you see.  So the next step.......I need to update my challenge game to team challenge so I can play against you guys :-)    I devoted my team challenge PC to being the dev machine.  So after getting a machine going to play against you guys with.....oh wait....I mean "TEST" with hahahahah it will be time to start on tournaments.

I forgot to reply to yukon's question about adding courses.  I haven't dove into that yet so I don't know everything that will be needed.  I didn't know there was a tiger woods course editor.  I'll google around on that.  When I briefly looked before I recognized the extensions and found the software used to generate the courses was still being sold.  SUPER expensive, but still available.  Demo version would be cool.  Anyways outside of the course itself there are a ton of files used for things like defining pin placement, terrain, etc.  All of these things exist as you can play the same hole with different configurations.  Then to add to it you can play in different weather conditions.  All of this has to be fed into the course.  I am going to have to deal with that when it comes to tournaments too.  I have to define every nuance just right or else I find I can't advance past hole #1.  It loops forever like groundhog day.

Anyways, time to enjoy some leaderboards.  Let me know if you experience or see any bugs.  As you guys play more, call in, and boards change there could be little bugs we don't know about.  The fun part is finding out by playing HAHA. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Torin on October 29, 2015, 01:30:03 pm
Sounds Good.  Question for you.  Do you set the difficulty or do we set it in our configuration?  It would be nice to have a level playing field. 

My initials are TOR and you'll see me at the top of the leader board.  :)  Well, maybe.  I'm playing with my control panel on the floor because my cabinet is disassembled for the moment which makes it difficult to shoot straight shots. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 29, 2015, 01:32:22 pm

My initials are TOR and you'll see me at the top of the leader board.  :)  Well, maybe.  I'm playing with my control panel on the floor because my cabinet is disassembled for the moment which makes it difficult to shoot straight shots.

Sounds like you're making excuses already  :P
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 29, 2015, 01:43:52 pm

My initials are TOR and you'll see me at the top of the leader board.  :)  Well, maybe.  I'm playing with my control panel on the floor because my cabinet is disassembled for the moment which makes it difficult to shoot straight shots.

Sounds like you're making excuses already  :P

I know right, it kind of makes me think of the scene in happy gilmour when the caddy says the green is sloped to the left, but pan down and it's because he only has one shoe.
Torin, you don't have to use your initials.  When you register your players card the game will ask you for your First, Last, and Nick (Short) name.  That short name is what I put in the board.  It can be a maximum of 10 characters per the game.  If you decide not to fill in the short name field while registering that is ok.  I take the first and last name, concatenate them together, and truncate it to 10 characters.  So we will see you at the top of the board and know who you are :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 29, 2015, 01:50:46 pm
Are the leaderboards updated each time with our scores when our cabinets call in to the server? 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Torin on October 29, 2015, 01:54:59 pm

My initials are TOR and you'll see me at the top of the leader board.  :)  Well, maybe.  I'm playing with my control panel on the floor because my cabinet is disassembled for the moment which makes it difficult to shoot straight shots.

Sounds like you're making excuses already  :P

I know right, it kind of makes me think of the scene in happy gilmour when the caddy says the green is sloped to the left, but pan down and it's because he only has one shoe.
Torin, you don't have to use your initials.  When you register your players card the game will ask you for your First, Last, and Nick (Short) name.  That short name is what I put in the board.  It can be a maximum of 10 characters per the game.  If you decide not to fill in the short name field while registering that is ok.  I take the first and last name, concatenate them together, and truncate it to 10 characters.  So we will see you at the top of the board and know who you are :-)

lol.  Jerks!  :P

Ok, I guess I'll be Torin on the leaderboards then. 

"Just tap it in" 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 29, 2015, 01:55:52 pm
Are the leaderboards updated each time with our scores when our cabinets call in to the server?

Yes, when your machine calls in it pushes your complete play since the last time it connected.  WT, stroke, tournaments, etc.  After the server receives, parses, and stores your play it then regenerates the WT leaderboards.  Later on in the call in process your machine then asks for the changes to the leaderboard since the last time it called in.  You now receive the latest leaderboard info.  The only concern I have is with any temp entries the game might make to the leaderboards from the time you play to the time you call in.  I hope it discards them because if not there will be duplicate entries in the leaderboard.  One from when the game added an entry so it is locally up to date, and then the entry the server makes based on the game play you pushed.  On the server there will never be a duplicate, it would only be on the local machine.  That is why I mentioned playing and keeping an eye on the boards for anything weird like that.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 29, 2015, 02:26:57 pm
My machine called in to the server.  Looks like it updated everything as expected.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 29, 2015, 03:29:00 pm
My machine called in to the server.  Looks like it updated everything as expected.
Thanks edowen, this is actually a big relief for me.  I was concerned about this all the way into work this morning.  Now my brain can relax and enjoy the engineering high I am on from finally delivering leaderboards to you guys.  I'm really excited about this as I feel NOW we are finally connected to each other.  Well....that means I better start a daily backup of the server in case something happens.  Can't lose these precious scores hahahaha.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 29, 2015, 04:55:44 pm
Boost

  Awesome job my man!!!!  :applaud: You should be very proud of the job you have done for this community.  Hopefully when the tournaments start you will at least have that at the bottom of the leaderboard to show off! J/K
The tiger woods course stuff I was talking about is below:
http://www.coursedownloads.com/index.asp (http://www.coursedownloads.com/index.asp)
Take a look around as it is broken down by years, as each release of the cab (other than all access) was a different year.  Able to get WT to play so was a great day.

Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 29, 2015, 04:58:22 pm
Have awoken here in oz to great news it seems time to boot up my machine and see my name at the top of the leaderboards. This is gonna be nice!!!!!!  :lol
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Torin on October 29, 2015, 07:23:59 pm
Successfully called in and updated leaderboard.  Thanks for the hard work!  I played on Cog Hill and am low, as in crappy, on the leaderboard as Tbone. 

I guess Tbone it is.  lol.  I don't remember setting that up on my Players card but its been a while.  Anyway to change your player card information?  Like nickname etc...

I looked but can't remember where.  I went into game face but didn't get very far.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 29, 2015, 07:38:35 pm
Successfully called in and updated leaderboard.  I played on Cog Hill and am low on the leaderboard as Tbone. 

I guess Tbone it is.  lol.  I don't remember setting that up on my Players card but its been a while.  Anyway to change your player card information?  Like nickname etc...

I looked but can't remember where.  I went into game face but didn't get very far.

OH SPIT.....where you at???  Tbone....I mean Torin, has thrown the challenge out.  Just a reminder to everybody after you play for the day or whatever you need to call in to push your play data to the server so others can get it.  I think you did that right Torin?

As for how to update your card info, i'm not sure how to do it in game.  I'm sure spit or the other vets can tell you how.  I can do it by hand on the server but i'm not sure what will happen when the cabinet receives the new info but the data on the card doesn't match.  That is assuming the short name is written on the card.  If you end up not able to find a solution on the game let me know and i'll modify the db by hand.

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Torin on October 29, 2015, 08:44:12 pm
Successfully called in and updated leaderboard.  I played on Cog Hill and am low on the leaderboard as Tbone. 

I guess Tbone it is.  lol.  I don't remember setting that up on my Players card but its been a while.  Anyway to change your player card information?  Like nickname etc...

I looked but can't remember where.  I went into game face but didn't get very far.

OH SPIT.....where you at???  Tbone....I mean Torin, has thrown the challenge out.  Just a reminder to everybody after you play for the day or whatever you need to call in to push your play data to the server so others can get it.  I think you did that right Torin?

As for how to update your card info, i'm not sure how to do it in game.  I'm sure spit or the other vets can tell you how.  I can do it by hand on the server but i'm not sure what will happen when the cabinet receives the new info but the data on the card doesn't match.  That is assuming the short name is written on the card.  If you end up not able to find a solution on the game let me know and i'll modify the db by hand.


Yeah, I did a force call after each of my scores just to make sure they were showing up.

I'll probably just keep Tbone unless its really easy to change.  I have another card I could try to but it has my daughters info from a while ago.  She's 15 and not into playing Golf right now.  :)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 29, 2015, 10:14:42 pm
Hey Boost I haven't had a chance as have been playing real golf ha ha ha great Friday here in Melbourne Australia 27 degrees Celsius. Will see where I sit when I get home have to be up there on the list.
Tbone I think you can adjust your registration details in the operators menu but not 100% sure take a look and see how you go.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 30, 2015, 05:32:45 am
So finally got round to calling in Boost and getting some leaderboard action in and am hit with the dreaded error 4001. Is this because you yanks can't handle an Aussie on top of the leaderboard!! Can't believe the dirty tactics are starting already Chuck!! Let me in please!! Ha ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 30, 2015, 09:07:48 am
Sorry Spit, i was hoping the region thing wouldnt cause issue.  I have special logic to keep everything together as one.  Let me look at the logs and see whats up.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 30, 2015, 11:34:31 am
Hey Spit, i just checked the logs and there are no errors on the server side.  Based on your ip address i see you calling in and it appears to run to completion.  The 4001 error normally will show an error on my side.  Did you try to call in multiple times to ensure it wasnt a fluke?  I'm sure you did.  Early in the call in procedure the cabinets pass their event logs to the server.  This will tell me what the machines are unhappy about.  I currently dont save that data.   Guess i better add code to the server to retain this info for situations like this.  I'll start working on it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Biglou27 on October 30, 2015, 04:17:42 pm
Hey Boost Lou here, it works fantastic here in NC you are the best!! This is going to be so ooops much fun
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 30, 2015, 05:06:21 pm
Yep called in multiple times boost and every time ran to 100% and then gave me that error. Enjoy it while you can Lou as I'm sure the Spitfire will be back soon and to the bottom of the leaderboard you shall go!! Ha ha ha. Will try again today.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 30, 2015, 05:13:21 pm
Awesome Lou, glad to finally be able to bring this to you and everyone........except Spit :-(    Sorry man, it must be in the region logic.  Maybe I don't have the country code to country number set properly and your machine is upset about that?  The only way for me to know is to get the logs off your machine.  Once I have those I can determine what it is upset about.  I'll be able to get the logs with my next server change.  Sorry again, it's hard to watch everybody eat ice cream and your bowl is empty.  You have my full attention.  I'll get to the bottom of this.  I'll make changes and ask for you to call when I'm ready.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 30, 2015, 05:23:18 pm
Dammit, when did we get ice cream?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 30, 2015, 05:24:41 pm
Thx Boost enjoy your ice cream boys don't eat it to fast as u will get a stomach ache!! Ha ha ha  :hissy:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 30, 2015, 06:25:17 pm
Boost, no hurry on getting Spit up and running.  Based on the current leaderboards, we need a head start. 
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 30, 2015, 09:29:17 pm
Yes no rush Boost as I have posted some very good scores already.  ;D get lots of practice in boys it takes dedication to be the Best!!  :soapbox:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 30, 2015, 10:16:51 pm
Ok Boost just a heads up when I call in does everything right even stalls on 67% for quite a while then progresses through to 100% but gives me the dreaded 4001 error at the end. Connection history also reads partial failure. I'll sit n play world tour in the background until you find a fix which I have no doubt you will. Enjoy your freedom of play boys until I return in glory ha ha ha :burgerking:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 31, 2015, 03:23:54 am
Hope you are all enjoying ur leaderboards!! While waiting for for boost to weave his magic was wondering if anyone would like these photos and want to Substitute these players into their selection of players? Also have ACDC thunderstruck running as my menu music. If anyone is interested I will post the instructions here and the jpeg files needed. Their are 4 images for each player.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 31, 2015, 07:22:17 am
Spitfire
 Nice work, looking forward to you write up so i can change mine up.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on October 31, 2015, 08:06:58 am
Spitfire, that'd be great.  I've been meaning to replace some players, just haven't gotten around to pulling my hdd out.  This will motivate me to do so.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 31, 2015, 01:12:13 pm
Boost,
Played again a few times and no name is how i show up. What do in need to do on my end to get my name correct on leaderboards? Pic enclosed is me at 11under on greek.
Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 31, 2015, 01:52:54 pm
Hey Jason,
No_Name means the server either didnt recognize your players card number, or it doesnt have a short, first, or last name.  When you registered your players card did you enter any info in those fields?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 31, 2015, 02:10:46 pm
I believe i did. When i swipe it in game it comes up with my name
Jason Canada
#364308
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 31, 2015, 02:37:36 pm
Perfect, ill use this number and see if the server has an entry for this.  If not ill add it by hand.  Want a short name for displaying on leader boards?  Up to 10 characters.  If not your display name will be Jason Cana
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on October 31, 2015, 04:17:29 pm
If you can put yukonblaze,that would be awesome.
Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 31, 2015, 04:52:05 pm
Hey boost any closer to getting me into the game? Do you need my player number?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 31, 2015, 04:59:20 pm
Hey Spit.  To get your machine info off the cab i need to write new server code.  To test it i need the dev machine which is now at work.  So i wont have any new code to upload until monday night.  I audited the db looking for answers but have no clue why its upset.  It must be cause you are AU and everybody else is US.  It's the only thing i can think of.  I could shot gun new code directly to the server but i could end up breaking it for everybody as its not a trivial tweak.  Sorry for delay.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 31, 2015, 05:09:15 pm
No prob mate I'm sure you will eventually sort it out so us AU players can enjoy the leaderboards. Has to be that as have checked everything my end and all working as it should and nothing has changed.  It's also still allowing me to play world tour so am still happy until that shuts down. Ha ha. Should I try to change my time zone setting on the machine etc to make server think I'm in the US, to see if that's a quick easy fix?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on October 31, 2015, 05:33:49 pm
The region code is burnt into the dongle.  The only way to make the machine think it's US is to use a us dongle or use emulator.  Tonight i am going to write the code and see about shot gunning it in.  If i bust the server i can always roll back to todays working version.  Ill post when i update the server.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on October 31, 2015, 10:29:22 pm
Hi All I thought it good to post this Instructional on how to connect to the Server.  I tried to message STP to put on First post and said he would but its been sometime and not done yet.  I will try again now.  Please read below to join in the fun.  Also let me know if I have missed anything? Thx Joe

To join in online you need the latest patcher_04 linked below and a regular team challenge machine. No other machines will work. On the attract screen run the patcher in your cd rom drive. Once it says press any key to continue turn off and power up your machine again. Once back in attract mode go to the operators menu by pressing the red operators button inside ur cabinet. Be sure to have your machine connected to the Internet by plugging in an Ethernet cable directly to your cabinet Pc ethernet port. If you are using wireless be sure to configure your wireless connection as per the instructions before trying to register. Choose register/connect option, register cabinet and register your machine using the 4 digit code option using any four digits as it doesn't matter. Make sure you change from Dial up to cable adsl option and follow on screen instructions and allow the machine to call server.  This may take a while first time to get to 100% complete.  Once registered choose the force a call to the server and exit to game option and that's it. You should now be tournament enabled and online. To play online in a Tournament or the World tour option on your cabinet You will need a players card and reader. You will also need to turn your machine off free play otherwise you won't be able to select World Tour and Tournament on the start screen. This has to be done in the operators menu by choosing machine and settings option and disabling free play.
Once you select World Tour it will ask you to insert your players card. It will say that the card is not tournament enabled and will run you through a number of steps to make it so follow instructions and your card will be made tournament ready and you will be given a player number. Now you can use your card or number on any machine linked to Boosts Server and your home made player can be used to play every course on the game without having an all access pass. You will be able to unlock hidden skill shots on every course to unlock special player customising items and equipment. Once all courses available on World Tour are played you will be given a player ranking and it will also unlock heaps of customisable clothing and equipment to use on your player in the Game face option of the game. You can also keep track of how many skill shots you have found and your ranking by inserting your players card into your card reader on the attract screen of the game. There are now also leaderboards available so you can show the world you are the best player out there.  All this is thanks to are Legend known us boostinallovryou!!! without him none of this would be possible!

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 01, 2015, 03:51:53 am
Hi All attached below also are the instructions to substitute new players into your game and the images of the players I have running on my game.  These instructions are thanks to STP back in this forum.  If you have any problems following them just pm and Ill help you through it.  edowen55 no need to pull hard drive out mate.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 01, 2015, 03:55:12 am
More Images
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 01, 2015, 03:57:24 am
Last images I have made
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on November 01, 2015, 08:46:19 am
Thanks Spitfire for adding your images.  Now, where do I put them?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: trackballjunkie on November 01, 2015, 12:57:35 pm
i have team challenge on my on arcade. but my card reader is the non red and green led lights one. where can i find one for under a 100 dollars or can i just buy a smart card reader. thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 01, 2015, 05:16:27 pm
Thanks Spitfire for adding your images.  Now, where do I put them?
Follow the instructions posted earlier mate
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 01, 2015, 05:47:15 pm
i have team challenge on my on arcade. but my card reader is the non red and green led lights one. where can i find one for under a 100 dollars or can i just buy a smart card reader. thanks
Hi mate firstly welcome to our forum. Secondly I'm guessing that old style reader doesn't work within team challenge? Also the new card readers are very hard to find can be bought off the global VR website but very pricey. It's also on Boosts to do list to make it so any reader and any card can be used. However his list of things to do are very large and even though he seems like a god to us it might take some time to accomplish!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on November 01, 2015, 06:26:02 pm
Thanks Spitfire for adding your images.  Now, where do I put them?
Follow the instructions posted earlier mate

Would you mind pointing me in that direction?  I don't recall seeing directions on how to add the photos, only how to change players.  In the meantime, I'll start rereading the thread.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on November 01, 2015, 06:58:24 pm
Unlocked wrist band
Red Mountain Creek
Hole 10
Eagle or better

Got called to dinner and because i left game goinf and didnt exit, it didnt save.

As for adding photos, search hdd for player photo and will have four for each player. Rename to playet you substituted for on the list. Pics will be listed as GS_torso or something this effect. I belive they are on the great shots folder when i was looking today.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on November 01, 2015, 08:07:33 pm
Thanks Jason, that gave me enough info to make the change.  I looked through all 35 pages of this thread and didn't find info on how to add the images. so here's a quick tutorial for others.

Start with the same process of letting the game boot all the way to the attract screen, then press the windows button.

Navigate to the c: drive

Then PGA_Tour_2006 folder

Then Shell

Then Images

Then GolferSelect

Within the GolferSelect folder you will see four images for each of the golfers on the select screen.  Find the golfer that you replaced, ie: Tiffany Williamson was replaced in my game with Tiger Woods.  Drop the new Tiger Woods images into the folder.  You need to copy the file name from the replaced golfer (Tiffany Williamson), delete that file, then paste the copied name into the name of the new file (Tiger Woods).  Do this for each of the files.  Gist of it is, old files names need to be used with the new files.

Thanks Spitfire for the images.  I'm tempted to replaced all of my images now.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Torin on November 01, 2015, 10:18:20 pm
Awesome.  Thanks for the write-up Ed.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 01, 2015, 11:18:14 pm
Yes exactly as Ed explained above just make sure my image file names replace the old player image files and the names are exactly as they were for that old player image file.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 02, 2015, 12:42:07 am
In effort to help spitfire with his leaderboard issues i just shotgunned new code onto the server to store the cabinet event logs.  It's either gonna work perfectly, or cause call in issues.  Anyone taking bets??  Spit can you call in please?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 02, 2015, 01:59:32 am
Thanks for all the effort boost I am calling in now! Fingers Crossed!!! And by the way if I can't play no one can play!!! Ha ha ha ha  :timebomb:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 02, 2015, 02:01:52 am
No problem.  This server change wont fix the problem, it will hopefully give me the logs off your machine so i can root cause the issue.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 02, 2015, 02:04:59 am
Ok mate finish call in 100% finish. Error 4001 at end. Weave your magic Chuck!! As now I can't play world tour as has been too long since I called in successfully urghhh. Is doing another automatic call in now! :hissy:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 02, 2015, 02:15:21 am
Well, server didnt save the log.  I have a parsing or database error in the code.  Best thing for me to do is debug it using the dev machine and upload good code tomorrow night.  Sorry spit, one more night.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 02, 2015, 02:19:40 am
No prob mate off to the soccer to watch the mighty Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Cup and Daughters birthday tomorrow so not much time for golf. Will be back to try in 24 hours. Can't wait till this is sorted as its like a part of me is missing lol :banghead:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 02, 2015, 11:08:55 pm
Ok Spit, server updated with working code.  Call in when you can please.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 02, 2015, 11:39:59 pm
Thx mate will call in soon as I'm back home will be a while though. Will post when done with results.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 03, 2015, 03:05:56 am
Just home Boost and calling in.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 03, 2015, 03:12:04 am
Ok Spit, server updated with working code.  Call in when you can please.
100% complete error 4001 I'm having withdrawals now Boost!! Ha ha ha  :cry:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 03, 2015, 09:08:31 am
Ok Spit, server updated with working code.  Call in when you can please.
100% complete error 4001 I'm having withdrawals now Boost!! Ha ha ha  :cry:
The server changes were not meant to supply a fix to your 4001 issue.  The changes brought log storage so i can see what your machine is upset about.  Now i should be able to analyze the logs and determine issue.  Next server update will hopefully supply the fix.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 03, 2015, 09:31:25 am
Just looked at logs and your machine is timing out while waiting for the leaderboard data to arrive at your machine.  This makes sense as it is a large chunk of data and you are further away physically from the server.  Its only because you have nothing in the table and need all of the data that this is occuring.  Once you get the data you only need the changes on following call ins.

I'm going to modify the server code to only supply a maximum number of entries.  Lets try 1/2 of the current leaderboard entries.  This means to get all of the boards you will need to call in twice.  This should get you back in action.  After your initial call in of twice you will fetch only changes.

I'll code this up today, test it out, install on server tonight.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 03, 2015, 03:59:39 pm
To quote Borat, "I excite!!!"  ;D
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on November 03, 2015, 04:47:48 pm
Anyone have the Champ III system recovery disk?  Message me if you can help out.  thanks
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 03, 2015, 06:50:37 pm
Anyone have the Champ III system recovery disk?  Message me if you can help out.  thanks
Hi ed I might have one. Will look when home and let you know.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on November 03, 2015, 06:51:49 pm
Anyone have the Champ III system recovery disk?  Message me if you can help out.  thanks
Hi ed I might have one. Will look when home and let you know.

I appreciate it, thanks!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 03, 2015, 07:52:28 pm
Well Spit, I have some bad news.  I tested a version of the server that breaks the transfer up into two chunks.  There is a problem.  The cabinet throws away all of the leaderboard data when a new set is sent to it.  So for example if there is a total of 1500 entries.  I can send the first 1000 and it is stored on the cabinet.  When I call in again and send the remaining 500, the cabinet throws away the first 1000.  All hope is not lost yet.  There must be a timeout value stored somewhere or something I can do to increase the amount of time your machine will wait before timing out.  Not sure how long it will take for me to find a solution, but i'll find one.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 03, 2015, 07:56:23 pm
Wait, I already know what the problem is.  I am sending too much data to each machine.  Each course can only display 30 entries.  I am sending more than that per course.  I thought the machine would hold onto the data and not purge it per transaction.  Now that I know the machine throws away the data I will just send the top 30 per course which will cut down the data size by almost 2/3.  That should get you back.  Coding it up now!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 03, 2015, 09:19:16 pm
Are the leaderboards only displayed at the start of every course or are they displayed after every hole along with your past score up to each hole? If it is the later than all the additional data may be needed?? And I thought just increasing the timing out number per machine would be the way to go however you are the expert not me ha ha :dizzy:
Also why does it complete to 100% if it is timing out??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 03, 2015, 09:24:55 pm
AFAIK the leaderboards are only displayed at the beginning of each hole.  As far as your personal play per hole that is stored locally on the machine.  You see 100% and then error because at 67% the leaderboards are being packaged up and sent to you.  Because there are so many entries the time to package them and get them completely sent to you was too long and generated a timeout for that section.  The machine won't abort immediately.  It marks a 4001 failure and continues trying to do the rest of it's job which completes at 100%.  Instead of being greeted with success you are slapped with the 4001 error.  I just finished testing my changes and it knocked the amount of data to process and transmit down over 1/2.  Plus I found and extra step I was doing at 53% that tripled the amount of time I was spending there.  All fixed and ready to hit the server when I get home in about an hour.  Will let you know when it's time to check in.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on November 03, 2015, 09:29:52 pm
AFAIK the leaderboards are only displayed at the beginning of each hole.  As far as your personal play per hole that is stored locally on the machine.

The overall leaderboard for the course is only displayed when you begin your round. 

There is a leaderboard that pops up between holes, but that just shows your scores.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 03, 2015, 10:38:54 pm
Ok Spit, moment of truth.  Call in.  You should have success and leaderboards.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 03, 2015, 11:23:33 pm
Ok Spit, moment of truth.  Call in.  You should have success and leaderboards.
Just off to work but had to call in before I left so gonna be late ha ha come on baby................. :angel:
Success back in world tour but played Sahalee country club and no leaderboards. Maybe I have to call in again to make them appear will do so and report after I get back from work in 4 hours urghhhh!!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 03, 2015, 11:29:08 pm
I checked the database and saw you triggered a leaderboard generation.  So please call in again when you can.  If you still cannot see the boards then that means the region number i am using for AU region is not correct.  That might have to be a trial and error thing till we figure it out.  At least you are back on WT.

Can others call in and verify their boards look proper please?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 03, 2015, 11:33:34 pm
BTW, even though you cannot see the boards your game play still counts.  Your games that land you on the board are seen by others.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 04, 2015, 03:45:23 am
BTW, even though you cannot see the boards your game play still counts.  Your games that land you on the board are seen by others.
Urgghhhhh still no leaderboards for us downunder  :banghead: ha ha ha oh well I'm sure it won't be to long boost till you figure this out. At least I can play world tour again. Let me Know what I need to do mate?  :cheers:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 04, 2015, 11:28:57 am
This is going to be a trial and error thing.  First please make sure your dongle says AU for me.  Next i will just keep changing the region number until we find the right one.  Should be between one and five.  I just loaded the server with a new number.  Please call in when you can.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 04, 2015, 05:06:07 pm
Yep dongle says AU on it and in the settings it says region AU. Gonna call in soon and will report back. Boost we really need to make these leaderboards accessible world wide as don't want this to happen to someone else from another country. Any chance of this being possible?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 04, 2015, 05:48:04 pm
This is going to be a trial and error thing.  First please make sure your dongle says AU for me.  Next i will just keep changing the region number until we find the right one.  Should be between one and five.  I just loaded the server with a new number.  Please call in when you can.
Just called in still no good. Always before leaderboards are displayed a little glitch happens on screen then displays unpopulated leaderboards! Ummm
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 04, 2015, 07:01:43 pm
Ok no problem.  Just means we havent found right number yet.  I'll load the next one when i get home tonight and will let you know when to call in.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 04, 2015, 11:31:54 pm
Ok no problem.  Just means we havent found right number yet.  I'll load the next one when i get home tonight and will let you know when to call in.
Thx mate hopefully not to many numbers to go through??
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 04, 2015, 11:44:20 pm
Just got home and uploaded server.  Give a call and let me know how it goes.  This is our third attempt.  I believe it will be under 5.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 05, 2015, 02:16:42 am
Just got home and uploaded server.  Give a call and let me know how it goes.  This is our third attempt.  I believe it will be under 5.
On way home will call in soon
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 05, 2015, 03:22:11 am
No good boost same as before little glitch then unpopulated leaderboards. Next number please!! Ha ha ha :laugh2:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 07:43:26 am
Can you please verify what your dongle says on it.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on November 05, 2015, 09:20:38 am
Hi All

I have not been on here for a while. It is super exiting to see what has happen.

Is all the players that is on the leader-board from USA. I am from South Africa and will test my machine over the coming weekend. Can not wait. I would want to do it sooner, but are writing exams.

Must one have a players card to join or will it work with out one?

See you soon on links
Thank

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 09:36:30 am
Hey gvd,
Everybody i believe is from the US except spitfire, he is from Australia.  US games are seeing the leaderboards just fine but AU is not yet.  We are currently debugging that issue.  It is because global vr had seperate regions for tournaments and world tour.  The private server joins everybody together but must know what region code and number your game selects information by.  I need to know the information printed on the back of your dongle to make sure the server is including your region code.  Then it's trial and error to determine the region number.  So if you could send your dongle info that would be a great start.

Yes currently you need a reader and players card to play.  Readers are on ebay for under 100.  Need for speed underground readers are the same as pga.  Just make sure the reader has the red and green leds on front.

Welcome back.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on November 05, 2015, 10:22:38 am
Boost
  Would it be possible to limit the entries on the leaderboard per person, i only ask cause i am tired of spitfires name any every leaderboard pushing me off. J/K
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 10:25:00 am
Hahahahhahahahahah maybe thats why global vr made regions.....to contain spitfire!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 12:07:17 pm
Ok spit, next number has been loaded onto server.  Give a call in.  I still need your dongle info please.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on November 05, 2015, 01:37:38 pm
Boost,
 If this doesnt work, what if spit uses dongle emulation of US dongle?
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on November 05, 2015, 01:50:29 pm
Boost,
 If this doesnt work, what if spit uses dongle emulation of US dongle?
Jason

That should work, but it doesn't solve the problem.  Not everyone overseas is going to be savvy enough to load up the dongle emulator.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 02:18:00 pm
I agree with Ed, while that is a stop gap fix for Spit it doesn't solve the problem for others.  For instance gvd just wrote in today and said he is from South America.  I have no idea what the region number and code are.  The back of the dongle will give the code.  I.E. US, UK, AU.  That is why I need Spit to send me what's on the back of his dongle.  Would be a pisser if I am targeting AU and his dongle is UK, etc.  We will get to the bottom of this.  Just takes time.  If it was easy everybody would do it right.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on November 05, 2015, 02:43:11 pm
Hey gvd,
Everybody i believe is from the US except spitfire, he is from Australia.  US games are seeing the leaderboards just fine but AU is not yet.  We are currently debugging that issue.  It is because global vr had seperate regions for tournaments and world tour.  The private server joins everybody together but must know what region code and number your game selects information by.  I need to know the information printed on the back of your dongle to make sure the server is including your region code.  Then it's trial and error to determine the region number.  So if you could send your dongle info that would be a great start.

Yes currently you need a reader and players card to play.  Readers are on ebay for under 100.  Need for speed underground readers are the same as pga.  Just make sure the reader has the red and green leds on front.

Welcome back.

Hi Boost,

Firstly well done on getting the game back on-line. I have been playing the game for a couple of years and competition would be great. As long as you all know you are playing for second place. lol :)

I do not see much on my dongle except this code: 1876306243 and:  EMMMQ 203586 or 203686

Let me know if this is what you are looking for.

I have a card reader with the red and green led and a card. The card did not work with all access installed. I guess it should only be team challenge and the machine must be online for the card to work?

Thank allot. Can not wait for the weekend.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 02:53:51 pm
Thanks GVD.  So there is nothing on the dongle that has a country code like US, UK, or AU?  My team challenge dongle has "PGA TM CHALLENGE-US" on it.  Can you double check please?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: edowen55 on November 05, 2015, 02:58:13 pm
If the sticker fell off the dongle, the region should also be displayed in the settings somewhere.  I don't remember exactly where off the top of my head though.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 02:59:53 pm
I'm going to scour the cabinet's database to see if it is something that is possibly sent to the server.  There is a TON of stuff that is sent that i'm not storing.  Hope region is somewhere in there.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 03:31:28 pm
I think i'm on the right track.  I found all of the country codes.  Now there are 2 numbers that can be the region code.  I am going to look at my original non touched database to see if what I think the code should be matches what is on the original database.  For educational purposes, here are the region codes:

United States = US
Canada = CA
United Kingdom = UK
Ireland = IE
South Africa = ZA
Australia = AU
New Zealand = NZ
Italy = IT
Europe = EU
Japan = JP
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 05, 2015, 05:04:26 pm
Ok spit, next number has been loaded onto server.  Give a call in.  I still need your dongle info please.
I woke up this morning excited to see so much activity. Raced out to the machine called in but still no leaderboards boost. As stated earlier my dongle has a sticker on it that reads Pga team challenge AU on it and the settings say I'm in Australia.
Hey Yukon I love this game and play it regularly I to would firstly love to see the leaderboards he he but secondly agree that no fun if my name is the only one on there once boost fixes the problem. Is there any way boost as mention to only show the player top score?
Also boost why must you start you number selection from the wrong end! Next number please? Ha ha ha :angry:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 05:40:13 pm
Perfect, now I am 100% sure AU is the right value and we aren't chasing a red haring.  Also after doing more investigation I believe I know what the magic number is.  I will update the server tonight when I get home from work and let you know when it's time to call.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on November 05, 2015, 07:18:27 pm
Boost
  Continued great work.  Still no name showing up on leaderboard for my card.
Thanks
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 07:20:00 pm
That's correct Jason, I've been spending all cycles working on Spit's issue.  I'm also not 100% sure that card info is being sent back to the cabinets.  I believe right now it's one way so more coding would be necessary.  I'll address after Spit is up and I have a machine on the real server with you guys :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 05, 2015, 07:37:35 pm
Boost
  Continued great work.  Still no name showing up on leaderboard for my card.
Thanks
Jason

Hey Jason is your name not showing up because you are not good enough to get on the leaderboards ha ha ha
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 07:59:02 pm
Boost
  Continued great work.  Still no name showing up on leaderboard for my card.
Thanks
Jason

Hey Jason is your name not showing up because you are not good enough to get on the leaderboards ha ha ha

Gettin' hot in here.  Give you guys leaderboards and the gloves came off.  Wait....I didn't give EVERYBODY leaderboards huh Spit??  :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on November 05, 2015, 08:10:52 pm
Spit
  I am good enough
      -my therapist
I just like seeing my name at the bottom.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 08:24:54 pm
You know what Jason, now that I think about it, I can at least fix the way you are seen on the leaderboards with one command.  Your card will still be blank or whatever, but on the boards you will appear properly.  I'll do that at the same time I upload the new AU region tonight.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: yukonblaze on November 05, 2015, 08:45:51 pm
Boost
  Thanks, can i do something with my card to correct the problem.
Jason
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 09:01:39 pm
I don't know the root cause right now so all I can say at this point is the server and cabinet are out of sync when it comes to your card info.  We can investigate once the spitfire dust settles.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 05, 2015, 09:30:04 pm
Boost
  Thanks, can i do something with my card to correct the problem.
Jason
Yes Jason it would be nice to see your name on the leaderboard however it would be even better if you could see the actual leaderboards ha ha ha  :soapbox: the one thing I have learnt about our great saviour boost its not if he can do it its when. Great work boost!! Thx for all your efforts!!   :applaud:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 09:32:08 pm
Its my pleasure guys, this is a lot of fun.  Leaving work now and headed to server.  About an hour away from test time!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 05, 2015, 10:55:34 pm
Ok, server is updated.  Let it rip spit.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 05, 2015, 11:31:13 pm
Ok, server is updated.  Let it rip spit.
Already at work back in 3 hours will call in then!! Fingers crossed!!
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on November 06, 2015, 02:42:54 am
If the sticker fell off the dongle, the region should also be displayed in the settings somewhere.  I don't remember exactly where off the top of my head though.


Hi Edowen,

Which setting are you referring to?

I will have a look tomorrow morning.

Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 06, 2015, 04:43:50 am
Ok, server is updated.  Let it rip spit.

I've said it before and I'll say it again your a genius boost!!! :notworthy:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 06, 2015, 04:46:09 am
If the sticker fell off the dongle, the region should also be displayed in the settings somewhere.  I don't remember exactly where off the top of my head though.
Hi Edowen,
Which setting are you referring to?
I will have a look tomorrow morning.

Gdv there is a red button inside the coin box of the machine that gets you into the games settings. Once pressed the first screen shown is the info of your machine take a pic and post it on here so boost can see. It will show your region.
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: gvdvyver on November 06, 2015, 05:14:10 am
If the sticker fell off the dongle, the region should also be displayed in the settings somewhere.  I don't remember exactly where off the top of my head though.
Hi Edowen,
Which setting are you referring to?
I will have a look tomorrow morning.

Gdv there is a red button inside the coin box of the machine that gets you into the games settings. Once pressed the first screen shown is the info of your machine take a pic and post it on here so boost can see. It will show your region.

Hi

I will have a look. I access the operators menu with a keyboard.

I the level Normal (level 3) on world tour?
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 06, 2015, 06:02:43 am
It's amazing how much harder this game becomes when you are chasing top spot on the leaderboard. Pressure!! Don't choke!!! Ha ha ha ha  :timebomb:
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 06, 2015, 08:00:17 am
Ok, server is updated.  Let it rip spit.

I've said it before and I'll say it again your a genius boost!!! :notworthy:

Yes!!!!  The beast known as Spitfire has been released on the PGA community  hahaha.  You guys keep the #1 spot warm for me because after i fix Jasons card problem and get my game online I'll be coming to claim whats mine :-)
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: Spitfire on November 06, 2015, 08:10:15 am
Can't wait for you to join in the fun boost its only fair you play as you created all this mate.  However aim for just getting on the leaderboard mate and you won't be disappointed.  :lol
Title: Re: PGA Tour Golf by Global VR & EA Sports Owners Thread
Post by: boostinallovryou on November 06, 2015, 08:10:48 am