Welcome to Optishot 2.5!

Dancin' Dogg is pleased to announce the release of OptiShot 2.5, our latest and greatest!

The update is automatic as long as your OptiShot computer is connected to the internet. Simply launch the software and if prompted, click Update Optishot to begin the process.

You can also find the latest OptiShot update here: OptiShot Software

 

 

 

New interface

Completely redesigned interface. New look and new colors.

  • Optishots new clean interface makes it easy to read and navigate.
  • Function specific menus in each corner of the screen - Shot menu, Location menu, Clubs menu and Tools menu. 
  • New controls with the on-screen displays. Easy tabs to slide information on screen and off.

Game types

 

 

Expand your game experience

  • We've added a new set of Game Types:
    Match, Skins, Alternate Shot, Stableford, Better Ball, and Best Ball. 
  • Customize your game length:
    Play the Front 9, Back 9 or select custom holes.
  • New control over putting:
    Putt out or set Gimmies, AutoPutt or Manual entry of putts within a specified distance

 

Accuracy lines

Pinpoint Practice Range

  • Accuracy lines:
    See how far off center line you are and improve your drives.
  • Target rings:
    See how accurate you are for more Greens in Regulation.
  • Dispersion view:
    New flyby gives you a bird's-eye view of your shots, see your dispersion.
  • Percentages and bar graph to let you know how precise your shots are.

 

Physics

 

More controls over physics

  • Set the ball physics: Set fairway and green speeds.
  • Course physics:  Set the difficulty for different lies - light rough, rough and bunker.
  • Modify the wind speed and direction from within the game

 

 

Preview Premiums

 

 

All Platinum Courses available for your preview

  • Every Platinum Course can be previewed up to 3 times. 
  • Game or Practice: You can get a feel for the course either in Game Mode or Practice Mode.
  • New core course: Warwick Hills is released as our new free course.

 

 

 

 

Program Localization

  • The entire game is available in eight languages: English, Spanish, French, French-Canadian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese both simplified and traditional.
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    HEC Smith

    This is a very good update.  I particularly like the shot dispersion feature for the driving range.

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    Jim R

    Very nice.. Looking forward to trying it!

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    Psgolfer

    Honestly, at first I thought the new GUI was a mistake.  But after playing with it for a round I give a thumbs up.

    It's nice being able to make changes (clubsets, game play, ect) from within a game without having to exit the game.

    Great Update - although, I don't like that it doesn;t show how many mulligans my friends take, I used to tell them that was their handicap.  LOL!!!!!!

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    Thomas Caron

    Wow!

    Got this game about two years ago. I asked for an option to manually input putts since we hav a putting green right in front of the game unit. They did it!!

    Thanks Dancin Dogg! This is a great update!

    Tom C

     

     

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    Matthewberney

    Nice update.... Played Warwick last night. I am still waiting for course history. I would love to see my history of shots on the courses I play.

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    Robert Birzes

    This update has perfect timing. After a year of owning it, I finally got my net set up in my garage. I was not using it as much as I would ave hoped because it was just being used in my living room . I would be able to swing 7 through wedge and used my p wedge as all other clubs with distance adjustments. Now I can use all clubs. With some adjustments I have it pretty much working perfectly . Distances were b it off but club head speed is pretty accurate, even with using exact sizes and lengths in my club set. That is to be expected because obviously because club shaft stiffness and weighting are going to be different . Cant wait to get projector or hand big screen is the garage. Awesome job

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    John Jarrell

    Awesome, I play every night. Some great courses available and I use tiger woods 2008 a lot. Hint, that course everyone wants to play is available for TW 08 :)

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    Daryn Rude

    Outstanding!!!!  Skins game, Alternate shot.....Winter tournaments galore! Love it!  Test ALL available courses not 1 but 3 times....That is the best 'Thank You' Dancin' Dogg could give there customers.  To everyone involved in the optishot project, you provide a great tool - that just happens to be a lot of fun.  Thank You!!!!

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    John C

    Upgrade is nice, however I'm a little disappointed that Tiger Woods can not be played with it. This was a great feature which gave players the ability to network with each other.  Or will put the practice zone software back on site???

    When will Optishot be able to Network with other Players???

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    Dennis Leyman

    The update sounds fantastic (all the new additions.)  I like and appreciate that OptiShot allows updates like this despite the date of purchase.

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    Psgolfer

    CATMAN:

    "Upgrade is nice, however I'm a little disappointed that Tiger Woods can not be played with it. This was a great feature which gave players the ability to network with each other.  Or will put the practice zone software back on site???

    When will Optishot be able to Network with other Players???"

     

    Since when could Tiger woods be played with Optishot?????  Did I miss something along the way?  I'm a bit confused by your comments.

     

    Maybe someone can explain further?

    November 29, 2012 07:14 am

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    Thomas Caron

    Yes, you can play Tiger Woods, at least prior to this upgrade it appears,  but it was a bit cumbersome. I invested in the TW games so I could but my laptop kept on crashing and the sensors were not that accurate so I gave it up. Too bad it appears to be gone. a lot of owners liked it appratently. Also too bad Dancin dogg does not tell owners that this upgrade eliminates TW gameplay, again if this is the case.

    Still love this game though. The "unmentionable" course gets a lot of play.

     

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    John C

    I'm not sure who I am replying too, but Yes In Practice Zone of previous versions you could use your GSU with TigerWoods.  This was a great feature because you could actually play against other golfers that had a GSU.

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    Psgolfer

    LOL!!  Ya, the picture I took at Whistling Straits this summer covers up my  name.

     

    I never knew that about the past Opti.  And yes the unmentionalbe........Georgia Peach.......Said it!!!

     

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    John Jarrell

    This really blows.....I tried going into Practice Zone and it no longer works with Tiger Woods.....Looks like I will be uninstalling and putting on the old version tonight. Bad Judgment on whomever made this decision. The new "Free" course is nice but I have every known course in my arsenal and  there are new courses CG folks make almost daily .... just search Tiger Woods 08 courses and have fun if you don't want to upgrade.....You guys need to mod this and fix!

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    Ray Courchaine

    I HATE IT! MY BUDDY AND I PLAYED TIGER WOODS AND ENJOYED IT HE LIVES ABOUT AN HOUR AWAY, NOW WE CAN'T PLAY....THAT'S NOT TO GOOD....MIGHT LOOK FOR OTHER SYSTEMS THAT USE NETWORKING!

    Please put the Tiger Woods option back in!

    My buddy (who lives about an hour away) and I were playing Tiger Woods through the Opti-Shot Practice Zone. Now that option is gone. The only thing I can think of, for the reason for doing this (other than not checking with us, your clientele) is so you can make money, $50.00 apiece on your courses. I hope not, because I will pursue other options if this Network option is no longer available!

    Also, when we bought the Opti-Shot. The convincing feature was that it worked with Tiger Woods, so we could network together.

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    John Jarrell

    Ditto Ray, The only reason I chose Optishot over the P3P was because of the Tiger feature because I wanted to play the Peach Course which is no longer available.....Good system but you just ruined a lot of work and fun!

    Fix it Optishot!

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    Robert Stein

    Final scorecard only stays on screen for a few seconds before disappearing for prompt that says round is complete.Need it to stay on screen as in past for review.  I'm sure you'll fix it, so I wait patiently.  Well done on the upgrade though.  Bob

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    Dennis Leyman

    I don't know if I am alone in my opinion but this TW thing - I didn't know it existed, wouldn't know how to use it - and frankly, don't care about it one way or the other.  BUT - maybe it is a franchise thing - I don't know????? But this program is entertaining it was reasonably priced, and the upgrades are free.  I think everything is being done to make the program more appealing to us.  I haven't played with the upgrade yet, but if the final score card not appearing long enough is true - I do hope it is remedied - if there is money in the game - we need more time to look at the card.

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    Brian Pepper
    • jjarrell and anyone else that wants the TW08 game to work with the update send me an email and I think I can Help.  bpepper_2000@yahoo.com. Optishot and the Dancin Dogg team has done an amazing job with this update and I cant say enough about how awesome their customer service has been. Not always what you want to hear but quick responses and to the point. Thank you for the new course as it is in my backyard.
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    Ross Linder

    I am still waiting for the day when we can have linked play over the net. I can't believe this is taking so long, its trivial to implement in principle.

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    John Jarrell

    Hi Ross, with TW08 you could play other over the net. I used to play my son in law all of the time! To explain it a little since this is getting confusing to many. If you bought a copy of Tiger Woods 08 (did not support newer versions) you could launch the EA Sports game by going into the Optishot Practice icon instead of the main Icon. This loads the tiger woods game and utilizes the optishot as a v-pad therefore allowing you to play directly to the game and over an Internet connection. This was really easy to set up and you could be playing in the same amount of time as the internal software. The biggest point is there are many computer graphic course designers still making free add-on courses and players for thousands of courses. You can virtually play any course with any one anywhere in the world. This is now gone to my knowledge but I have yet to try launching Tiger Woods as a stand alone program and selecting the pad. I know this is very confusing to many of you but since I bought my unit I have been playing all of the great courses including all of the Pebble Beach area courses along with the greats like Medinah, and of course the great Augusta along with the par 3 at Augusta that many do not know about. It's sad to see it go when you had so many selections. It was a lot of fun to play the 19th hole in Africa with you buddies. Sorry for the long winded e-mail. I will try it directly tonight and see if it works, however it would be really nice if this could be put back since I have countless hours into downloads and the purchase of finding a hard to find copy of TW 08.

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    John C

    JJArrell email me at CatManEA@comcast.net

     

    Thanks CatMan

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    Henri pochet

    it's a good update but where is the mulligan option and where are ancients courses ??

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    Stephen Rigarlsford

    sweet update but how come my clubhead speed on Tigerwoods is always too slow ? I only tried it on the previous version but even at my max chs (105) it still showed 65chs. Has anyone had this problem ? Also, im sure DD will have an online option soon a d I cant wait to play all of you !

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    Stephen Rigarlsford

    Do your DD drivers come with a stiff shaft ?

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    John Jarrell

    Wow, talk about a quick change of mind:

    Jonathan B Cole, Dec 03 03:52 pm (EST): Hi John, Optishot and itself are not playable via a network. TW08 and its courses on the other hand are. When used with TW08, the Swing Pad is just a simple input device much like a mouse or keyboard. That said, we can appreciate the fun that the combination offered and will be making Practice Zone available for download soon so hang tight.

    Less than an hour later!

    Jonathan B Cole, Dec 03 04:37 pm (EST): Hi John, We are listening but I got ahead of myself. We are currently discussing how to handle Practice Zone. So I cannot guarantee we will make it specifically available. We may just make the last version of OptiShot available or possibly leave things as is. I am sorry to get your hopes up but stay tuned.

    Come on Jonathan....has to be any easy fix without uninstalling the upgrades. Anyone using has the disk so we just need to go back to the old way. You took online play away from many of us without our knowledge...not too positive and upgrade.....We love your system...please hear your customers!

    If any of you have not played the TW08 game play online you should try it. It is not as accurate as the Optishot software since its not supported but its still great for those of us living in the north and want to play remotely with "Real" people over the internet. Michigan & Ohio = Snow from December through April. If we lived in Florida we wouldn't need you Optishot! Please hear us Jonathan and lets fix or at least send us a mod!

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    John Jarrell

    BTW Riggy69 the Optishot driver is ok (I have one) but rarely use it. The shaft is somewhat stiff but is almost 3" shorter than a standard driver length, therefore you gain quite a bit of "Stiff". (I would imagine since it helps with low ceiling problems) I would suggest just using your current driver although I usually use my Hybrid 3 in place of it since it tends to read the club much better at high swing speeds which are typical of a driver problems with the sensors.

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    Stephen Rigarlsford

    Thanks John . I use a thicker turf on my optishot now and realized I can only tee up a ball very low  because the sensors are more accurate the lower you hit from. Also, I put some aluminum tape about an inch thick along the leading edge of my Driver  and keep my iron soles very clean. If anyone has any tips please share.

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    John C

    I just find it hard to believe in todays world dancin dogg has'nt found a way to network simulator either through direct IP or Network.  This does not cost them anything excepts updating program, no server is neccesary.  Not mention missing out on a huge maket.  I just don't get it.

    With that said I love Optishot simulator and upgrade I just think it can be great with little cost..Thank You optishot for at least hearing our thoughts.   CatMan

     

     

     

     

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