FSX Play Download and Installation

  • System Requirements and Preparation

    • Recommended Configurations

      We recommend systems that meet or exceed the following specifications:

      Operating System: Windows 10 or higher.

      Processor: Intel Core I5 or or i7 processors (AMD processors not recommended).

      Memory: Minimum 8GB system memory or higher. We recommend 16GB for best performance.

      Video Card Options:

      1). Optimal Performance: For optimal performance, we recommend an Nvidia 30 series card. Nvidia RTX 3060, 3070, 3080. 

      2). High Performance: For high performance, we recommend an Nvidia 20 series card. Nvidia RTX 2060, 2070, 2080. 

      3). Minimum Video Card: We recommend an Nvidia 1660 Ti, Nvidia RTX 1070 or Nvidia RTX 1080

      Note: If you are looking to purchase a PC for usage with FSX Play, please contact your sales representative. If you already have a PC, please follow the guide below for identifying your system specifications.

      Guide to Identifying Your Windows System Specifications

      Foresight Sports recommends optimizing your Nvidia Graphics card by following our https://www.foresightsports.com/nvidia-graphics-card-settings. (skip step 3 in the Nvidia Instructions if this option is not present).

    • Preparing for Installation


      YOUR FSX 2020 COURSE LIBRARY WILL UNLOCK IN FSX PLAY WHEN USING THE SAME USERNAME AND PASSWORD AT FSX PLAY INSTALLATION. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING YOUR FSX 2020 USERNAME, CLICK HERE.


      To complete the installation of FSX Play and your FSX Play Courses, please check your email to confirm you have received your software activation code from Foresight Sports. This email will contain the activation code required to activate your software purchase. 

      If purchased online, you will receive this email from: fsxlive@foresightsports.com  additional orders will be sent from our order fulfillment team. If you do not receive either of these emails, please contact: orderfulfillment@foresightsports.com

      Note: Please check your spam folder if you are unable to locate this email.

  • Installation

    • Installation

      1. Select and download the ONLINE version of FSX PLAY from the blue icon below:

      • FSX PLAY Software Installation

        For instructions on downloading and installing FSX PLAY for PC, please refer to the FSX PLAY DOWNLOAD & INSTALLATION GUIDE.

        If you have any questions regarding the installation options please select Request Technical Support to assist.

        *NOTE: This software will support connection to GC3, GCQuad, GCHawk, and GC2/HMT devices. Installation on a Windows Based PC is REQUIRED. Does not support installation for Apple Computers, iPad or iPhone devices, or Android Devices.


        LAUNCH PRO USERS:

        DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS VERSION OF FSX PLAY IF USING A LAUNCH PRO DEVICE WITH SILVER, GOLD, UNLOCKED SUBSCRIPTION. THIS SOFTWARE IS NOT YET COMPATIBLE WITH THE LAUNCH PRO DEVICE.


        Release Date:
         
        Changes:

        FSX PLAY v1.1.0.6

        • New Features:
          • Keyboard Shortcuts window
          • Save user selected data tiles
          • Dynamic weather (rain, fog)
          • Spanish Language Option Added
          • Lie Penalty Improvements
          • Added Side Angle for the default data tiles
          • Improve Out of Bounds logic
          • Updated Time of Day system
          • Improved Render and Shading Logic

         

        • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements, including (but not limited to):
          • Update for Target Alignment Tool (Center Line)
          • Fixed slider for green difficulty
          • Updated Player Color System in Practice
          • Updated Gimmie Yardage
          • Improved Frame rate
          • Ball Bounce Bugs
          • Updated Tracer Display Bugs
          • Resolved Spin Values when displaying incorrectly
          • Resolved Translucent Trees on MiniMap
          • Improved Text Display Bugs
          • Added Side Angle, Total Spin, Spin Axis, and Face to Path when missing from Data Tiles
          • Resolved Language Display Bugs
          • Resolved Favorite Players Bugs
          • Resolved: Scorecard showing "Par" instead of "Front" when viewing the Back 9
          • Fixed Problem with activation and licencing the game
          • Resolved Club Selection Bugs Practice: Selected club does not stay selected
          • Resolved cup issue with Maryland course terrain
          • Resolved Lie penalty reset bugs
          • Improve data shown on tiles and data logic
          • Resolved FSX live service not registering score on the 18th hole
          • Resolved Fog not activating in Crans Sur Sierre Course
          • Resolved Exit Game with X Button Crash
          • Fixed Default Mulligans to Unlimited Bug
          • Updated Chase camera as default
          • Resolved Simulation Camera Bugs
          • Resolved Auto-Putt Bugs
          • Resolved Analysis Shot Table Bugs

         

         

        FSX PLAY v1.0.2.3

        • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements, including (but not limited to):
          • Resolved issue with activation for some installations.
          • All data values properly display in all scenarios.
          • Mulligans are set to on by default, can still be disabled by the user.
          • Room Configuration values now properly applied in all scenarios.
          • Notification for dropping in penalty area no longer blocks hazard options.
          • Improvement to camera behavior when hitting from steep slopes.

        FSX PLAY 1.0.0.1

        • Initial Release
        No Other Updates Have Been Released At This Time

        Please Note:  Customers who own and/or operate the software in a corporate or retail store location should consult their regional supervisor or headquarters before updating. If you have any trouble during installation, please Contact Support


        YOUR FSX 2020 COURSE LIBRARY WILL UNLOCK IN FSX PLAY WHEN USING THE SAME USERNAME AND PASSWORD AT FSX PLAY INSTALLATION. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING YOUR FSX 2020 USERNAME, CLICK HERE.


         

      If you have any questions regarding the installation process, please select Request Technical Support to assist.


       

      2.  The installer should begin downloading. If at any point you see the Windows Defender Warning (below) during installation, please click on MORE INFO and select RUN ANYWAY. 

      Windows Defender Warning

       

      3. Follow the installer instructions, clicking next.

       installer instructions

      4. Once this is complete, the Simulator Configuration tool will appear. If using a net return, please enter the following values pictured in this guide. If hitting into an Impact Screen, a 20ft tape measure is required to provide measurements for the Simulator Configuration Tool. Follow and complete each step outlined in the Simulator Configuration tool, click SAVE SETTINGS and select the X in the top right-hand corner to proceed with the FSX Play installation. 

      1. Customer Note: DY & Azimuth should be left at 0 unless instructed by a Foresight Sports representative.

      Simulator Configuration tool

      5. The Direct X setup screen will appear, accept the agreement and click NEXT. Select the default installation folder and then click NEXT to proceed. (Default installation folder recommended to ensure easy installation of FSX Play courses later in this guide).

       Direct X setup screen 

       

      6. Select the default installation folder and then click NEXT to proceed. (Default installation folder recommended to ensure easy installation of FSX Play courses later in this guide).

       Select the default installation folder

      6. The option to select additional tasks to perform will now be available. Select the option of your preference and click NEXT.

      1. Customer Note: *Highly Recommended* select the Install of Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (Required for FSX Play operation).
      2. Customer Note: Please only install the GC2 driver if you are using a GC2.

      Select the option of your preference and click NEXT.

       

      7. Allow the FSX Play installer to extract and install the files.

      The FSX Play installer

       

      8. Congratulations your FSX Play installation is now complete, click FINISH.

      FSX Play installation is now complete

  • Using FSX Play For The First Time