Links 386 Pro Golf Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)

First Download The Free
Game Links 386 Pro Golf Game:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download availableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableMr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableThe House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)

Dosbox homepage
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\Links386. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox install program
Links 386 game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Links386 folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.

Dosbox options

Finally: With the Dosbox Options file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\links386
cd links386

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Free Links 386 Game Download:

First: Right click on the Links 386 game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting the zip file
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to save the extracted files, select "C:\Games\Links386" . When you're done click "Extract" and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Getting Back into the Swing of Things:

Links 386 screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Links386" folder and the golf game Links 386 will launch, have fun!

Note: There seems to be a problem with the Links 386 swap file (Links386.swp) that some users might run into. If this problem occurs its usually after the first time you play the game. The easiest solution I found is to delete the swap file before you run the game again should this happen. It only appears to happen if you close dosbox without exiting the game first so keep this in mind should it happen. Like I pointed out though the solution is easy so don't worry should you forget to do this.

Editing the swap file

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