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Re: Scott's tips.

Tue, Oct 15 2019 12:02 AM by ScottHope. 271 replies.
  • HoylakeHunter United Kingdom
    904 Posts
    Fri, Jul 28 2017 8:36 AM


    Tip for imgur users. By adding a single modifier letter to the end of your image URL, you can change the size of your posted image, for example...

    Default link URL:

    Square image, 90 pixels x 90 pixels, add an 's':
    (memory aid) small square

    Square image, 160 pixels x 160 pixels, add a 'b':
    big square

    Original aspect ratio, 160 pixels, add a 't':

    Original aspect ratio, 320 pixels, add an 'm':
    medium thumbnail

    Original aspect ratio, 640 pixels, add an 'l' (lower case 'L'):
    large thumbnail

    Original aspect ratio, 1024 pixels, add an 'h':
    huge thumbnail

    hello,so what size to use here.i joined today and the 450 width still works but the height is a problem,i used to leave it on 0 in photobucket, now it crops off the bottom third.

    ty for any help.

  • DodgyPutter United Kingdom
    3,418 Posts
    Fri, Jul 28 2017 9:07 AM

    Leroy, I'm not sure how it worked but I just copied your post then pasted it back in the forum and it looks fine.  I realise this is no help long term.

  • ScottHope United Kingdom
    6,082 Posts
    Fri, Jul 28 2017 1:14 PM

    Fullscreen for the New Game

    Ingredients : AutoHotkey
    Preparation time : 10 minutes


    Just download and run this file and forget about everything below...apart from the shortcut key instructions. WGT Golf fullscreen.exe

    click to view fullsize

    1.) To install AutoHotkey, go to the website and click the download button.

    2.) Double click the downloaded file to run the installer.

    3.) Click the express installation button on the set up window.

    4.) When the installation has completed, click the exit button on the set up window.

    Once you've got AutoHotkey installed, open up Windows Explorer and navigate to wherever you want your AutoHotkey file to be saved. Then, right click on an empty space in Explorer and hover over 'New' from the menu, then from the extended menu, click 'AutoHotkey Script', this will create a new AutoHotkey file in Windows Explorer. Right click on that new file and select 'Open with ... Notepad' or 'Edit Script'. Select everything in the opened Notepad window and delete it.

    Copy the following code...

    #SingleInstance force

    #IfWinActive, WGT Golf

    SysGet, size, MonitorWorkArea

    if (sizetop > 0) sizebottom := sizebottom - sizetop
    if (sizeleft > 0) sizeright := sizeright - sizeleft
    WinSet, Style, -0xC00000, WGT Golf
    WinMove, WGT Golf, , sizeleft, sizetop, sizeright, sizebottom

    WinSet, Style, +0xC00000, WGT Golf
    WinMove, WGT Golf, , sizeright/2-600, sizebottom/2-335, 1200, 675


    ...and paste it into Notepad, then save it with whatever filename you like, but it MUST end with   .ahk

    Now you can close Notepad.

    To run that AutoHotKey script, just double click that file. When it is running you should see an AutoHotKey icon (green square with a white H) in the system tray.

    It does not matter whether you start the game first, then run the script, or the other way about, it should (hopefully) work in either case.

    The script won't work if the game is in fullscreen mode, so make sure that is off in the game options first. As for the screen size options in the game, it doesn't matter which one you choose.

    Also, this script doesn't work for the game launcher. Wait for the game screen to appear before trying the shortcut keys.

    The script gives you three shortcut keys to play with...

    CTRL + f
    This puts the game into fullscreen mode. You may have to press the 'f' key up to three times whilst holding down the CTRL key to make sure the window is fullscreen and the border is gone.

    CTRL + w
    This puts the game back into windowed mode. It won't be the size it was when you opened the game (haven't worked out how to do that yet) but it gives you something you can move about that doesn't take up the whole screen.

    CTRL + x
    This shortcut exits out of the script. Using this stops the shortcut keys working and removes the AHK icon from your system tray.

    I hope this works for you guys, but there are no guarantees.

    Good luck.  ; )

  • ScottHope United Kingdom
    6,082 Posts
    Thu, Aug 10 2017 9:24 AM

    An older version of this can be found HERE.

    Play One Hole
    with wind and tee options

    Hello all. I've been tweaking the 'practise one hole' feature of WGT to make it a bit easier to customize. The only downside is it means using Javascript again, but the usual rules apply for this.

    Copy all the blue text in the box below, then right click on THIS webpage and select Inspect or Inspect Element from the menu to open up the developer tools. In the developer tools, click the Console tab and, at the text cursor, paste in the copied text, then hit your enter [Return] key, (CTRL + enter for IE). Now you can close the developer tools [X].

    The four selection groups contain radio buttons for choosing your Course, Hole, Tee and Wind strength. (Not all the courses experience 20-30mph winds. So if you make that selection for one of those courses, you will experience winds in the high teens instead.). Once you have made your selections, hit the GO! button to launch the game client. The picture behind the selection boxes shows the view of your selected hole from the front tee.


    // *** PRACTISE ONE HOLE v04.10.2018.1 ***

    29th Sept 2018 : Oakmont has been disabled by WGT now, not playable at all.

    Play One Hole
    with wind and tee options

    I have made a much more user friendly version of this now. No Javascript that you have to mess about with, just make your selections and play.

    Play One Hole

  • papafish456 United States
    53 Posts
    Thu, Aug 10 2017 12:39 PM

    Has anyone heard of a program that allows PC users to play cross-platform with Ipad users?

  • ScottHope United Kingdom
    6,082 Posts
    Thu, Aug 10 2017 2:02 PM

    I think Mr GaryPinHunter knows a thing or two about cross platform play.

  • phred952 United States
    2,697 Posts
    Thu, Aug 10 2017 3:20 PM

    Very nice short cut Scott.  Saves a lot of time.  



  • ScottHope United Kingdom
    6,082 Posts
    Fri, Aug 11 2017 12:51 AM

    Thanks Jeff. Once you get used to applying Javascript then it only takes a 10-15 seconds and you're up and running. For the one hole play, I think it's easier to use the Javascript than rummage about in a mile long URL looking for characters to change to take advantage of using different tees and wind speeds. There are also a few extra courses that you don't get with WGT's version. ; )

  • phred952 United States
    2,697 Posts
    Fri, Aug 11 2017 6:14 AM

    I agree it's much faster and easier this way.

  • SimonTheBeetle Canada
    834 Posts
    Wed, Aug 16 2017 11:20 AM

    Every time I see what Scott does, I wish he could do the same for the mobile app.

    Another awesome job!