Electronic Arts 14633197754 Video Games User Manual

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On the Course
Game Screen
Saving and Loading
Main Menu
Quick Play
11 Legends of the Majors
11 Augusta Practice Facility
& Augusta National 1934
(Historic Edition Only)
12 Online
15 Limited 90-Day Warranty
16 Need Help?
Move aimer
Address ball
Open/close stance
PRE-SWING Controls
Ball forward/back in stance
Change shot preset
Reset aim
PGA Pro Tip (Practice Round only)
Change clubs
Zoom to target
Check lie
Putt preview
Pause menu
Zoom Controls
Move camera
Change camera zoom
Return to pre-swing stance
Address Controls
Forward swing (only after backswing)
Move Strike Meter
Return to pre-swing stance
Practice swing
Strike Meter
Utilize the Strike Meter to dig the ball out of bunkers or to pick the ball cleanly when it’s in the
rough. Fat or thin hits are not favorable and affect the shot power and ball trajectory. You can
modify where the clubface strikes the ball with the  to gain greater control over the height
of your shot or to move your club left/right on the ball. New this year, you also need to adjust
left or right on the Strike Meter to account for sidehill lies. Alter your contact to suit the current
circumstances. Hit under the ball to pop it up high, or hit near the top of the ball for a low shot.
On the Course
You have complete control over shaping all your shots with the swing system in
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR ® 14. Move  to determine your backswing, and then move  to
follow through and complete your swing. Follow the swing arc to know when to start
your follow through. The speed of your movement, your aim, and the length of backswing
determines the outcome of your shot. You can also designate swing controls to under
Gameplay Settings if that’s more comfortable; this automatically sets the Strike Meter to .
At higher difficulty levels, you must execute draws and fades by swinging your club diagonally
(,  or , ). The results are more sensitive to mishits.
Before you swing, notice the Swing Plane is displayed in the lower left hand corner. This Swing
Plane is the path you should follow with the swing stick for your backswing and follow through.
If it displays at an angle, then you should swing diagonally. If you are off plane, the club head
arc will not align with the swing arc and the controller will vibrate. When you are off plane, you
will mishit the ball and result in an undesirable shot.
Swing Speed
Improved Chipping
When your golfer is within chipping range, an arc meter displays along the ground, just as it
does when putting.
Game Screen
Play close attention to the pace of your swing. Adjust the speed of both the backswing and
follow through to perfect the timing of your swing. You can extend your backswing and speed
up the forward swing to give an extra power boost. Look to the Swing Feedback Heads Up
Display (HUD) in the lower-left corner of the screen after your swing for an analysis of your
backswing and follow through.
Pre-Swing Stance
Adjust your stance to create unique and dynamic shots. Move / to open your stance and
add fade right or draw left for right-handed golfers and fade left or draw right for left-handed
golfers. Move / to move the ball forward or backward in your stance, which alters the
height of the ball's trajectory.
After you have lined up the putt with , move  to draw back the putter and move  to
follow through. Follow the swing meter along the ground to know when to start your follow
through. The speed of your movement, your aim, and the length of backswing determine the
outcome of your putt.
For extra help, press  to enable the putt preview feature. It displays the path of the ball
based on your current setup.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 includes Kinect support throughout the entire gameplay experience.
To use Kinect controls, choose the Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor option at the control select screen,
which appears before you enter an event. When using Kinect, follow the on-screen guides to
navigate menus, zoom to a target, address the ball, and swing. You can also use certain voice
commands for in-game actions, such as setting up your shot.
Address Ball
Swing arc
Raise and lower your right hand to move through menu options. To select a highlighted option,
swipe your right hand. To cancel or return to a previous menu, swipe your left hand.
Navigate Menus
Zoom to Target
To zoom in on your target, hold your left hand above your eyes. While zoomed in, hold your
right hand in a fist out in front of you to being the aiming process, and move your fist to adjust
your target. Open your right hand when you are finished positioning your target. Hold your left
hand above your eyes again to return to your pre-swing stance.
Address the Ball
Face the Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor and put your hands together like you’re holding a golf club.
You can also crouch to view your lie.
While facing the Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor, take a normal backswing and follow-through like
you’re swinging a golf club. While the ball is in the air, hold out your right hand to add spin.
Voice Commands
Any time you see the microphone icon in the game, speak the words next to it to perform
that action.
Ask a PGA Pro
While setting up a shot in Practice Mode, press  to access PGA Pro Tips. PGA Pro Tips give
you recommendations on which golf club to use, your ideal stance, and more for your current
shot. As you make adjustments, the Pro Tips turn bold to show that your shot aligns with
their suggestions.
Gameplay Settings
Before you step foot on the course, select SETTINGS from the main menu, and then
GAMEPLAY SETTINGS to adjust the Difficulty Level. You can toggle the Swing Stick to swing
with or ; the opposite stick is then used to control the Strike Meter. You can also create
a Custom Difficulty by adjusting Gameplay Settings individually.
Difficulty Levels
There are five Difficulty Levels: Amateur, Pro, Tour Pro, Tournament, and Simulation. Each
Difficulty Level gives you a preset combination of the Swing Difficulty, Swing Meter, Ball Spin,
Putt Preview, Green Grid, Strike Meter, Zoom to Aim, Wind Display, and Shot Shaping settings.
The higher your difficulty, the more challenging it is to score under par. Adjusting the difficulty
also modifies the Status Points and Experience Points (XP) multiplier. The more difficult the
settings, the more you will earn.
Simulation Difficulty
The new Simulation Difficulty gives experienced players an immersive challenge. Simulation
Difficulty sets Swing Difficulty to expert and turns off the Swing Meter, Green Grid, and Zoom to
Aim. By eliminating these particular HUD features, Simulation Difficulty focuses your attention
on the green for the most realistic golfing experience possible. You are also required to perform
fade and draw shots off the tee when swing difficulty is set to Simulation.
Presentation Settings
Presentation Settings give you more control over how you view the green and the way the
game is presented. Here, you can adjust Aiming Style, Ball Flight Camera (New Broadcast
Cameras), Switch to Spin, First-Person Camera (when playing with Kinect), Ball Flight Trail,
Putting Trail, Animations, Auto-Replay, Flag Indicator, Speed Play, and Metric. These settings
let you play a speedy match with few animations or a more cinematic game that mimics being
at a real tournament.
Saving and Loading
The autosave feature saves your progress after every hole. When playing the Career mode, use
the Mid Round Save system to save in the middle of an event. When you access your career
from the main menu, you can return to the beginning of the last hole you played or restart the
round. If you’ve finished an event, you can move to the next one.
Origin Account (EA)
Your Origin Account (EA) is associated with your profile. You must be logged into an Origin
Account (EA) to play online game modes on Xbox® LIVE via an Online Pass. If you choose not
to log in, you will only be allowed to play offline. You can re-initiate online play at any time by
connecting to Xbox LIVE, logging into your Origin Account (EA), and enabling your Online Pass.
Importing XP
Import a golfer profile from Tiger Woods PGA TOUR ® 13 to gain Experience Points (XP) that
can be assigned to your new golfer. The amount of XP you gain is related to how much XP you
earned with your imported golfer profile in the previous title.
Main Menu
Pro Shop
Within the Pro Shop, you can enter the Course Shop to view downloadable courses and course
bundles, the Coin Shop to purchase Coin bundles, the Pin Shop to redeem boost Pin Packs, the
Pin Collection to view your owned Pins, and the Season Ticket Shop to access EA SPORTS™
Season Ticket and view additional discounts and benefits. You can also select the golfer you
created to upgrade his or her Skill Attributes using earned Attribute Points.
In the Pin Shop, use Coins to purchase Pin Packs that give your golfer a boost to attributes,
equipment, or even the course. You can also review all your acquired Pins in Pin Collection.
My Golfers
Create new golfers and adjust your golfers’ various skills, swing style, appearance, equipment,
and more.
Begin your golfer’s career or create a new golfer. You can play the PGA TOUR as a male
golfer or, for the first time ever, create a female golfer who can embark on the path to
LPGA TOUR supremacy.
Legends of the Majors
Create a golfer and play through the historical rounds of golf’s history. Select to play from the
very first days of the sport all the way to present day. Only the first event of each era of golf
history is available at first. More unlock as you progress.
Quick Play
Play a Quick Tournament against friends or Computer (CPU) opponents, try a Practice Round,
or browse the game’s New Features. Here, you’ll find host courses from all four Major
tournaments: the Masters, the U.S. Open Championship, the Open Championship, and the
PGA Championship.
Play a weekly featured event against CPU opponents. You can select to edit your settings
before heading out onto the green.
The new PGA TOUR and LPGA TOUR progression changes provide the most realistic golfing pro
experience yet. Select CAREER and then CREATE GOLFER to begin your golfing career with the
PGA TOUR for male golfers and LPGA TOUR for female golfers.
After you create your golfer, select START YOUR CAREER to choose which Amateur
Championship you want to play. Get a taste of the Majors if you place first, and work your way
through the new Q-School qualifying rules. After that comes the Web.com Tour. Earn your
PGA TOUR card and dominate the competition to become Masters champion and the best
golfer in the world!
NOTE: You can swap the standard course on the event calendar with any other course,
including downloadable ones, in a variety of events.
Statistics & Leaderboards
Connected Tournaments
Play tournaments with up to 24 players on Xbox LIVE when signed in with your Online Pass.
View your golfer’s career statistics, keeping track of the amount of rounds played, performance
data, and overall ranking. New this year, you can view Season Stats to compare against the
rest of the field. You can also track your Career Statistics in the Statistics & Leaderboards
menu option found on the Career Menu.
Country Clubs
Golf Bag
Search Country Clubs or create a New Country Club. Invite up to 100 golfers and compete in
more ways than ever. As a Country Club member, you can connect, communicate, compete,
and compare your statistics and progress against your friends, teammates, and the world.
See what equipment is currently in your bag and make adjustments to each club. You can find
Golf Bag in the My Golfers menu.
Swing Style
Adjust Gameplay Settings, Presentation Settings, Audio Settings, and select songs in
In the Swing Style menu found in the Career Mode menu or under My Golfers, make adjustments
to your golfer’s swing by selecting the swing Type, Shape, Trajectory, and Handedness.
These settings allow you to customize your play style for optimal control. If you favor accuracy
over distance, you might set your swing type to Control for a more forgiving Mishit Window. If
you prefer to hit hard, a Power swing type and a Trajectory set to High helps your ball go the
distance—though keep in mind that the wind affects the ball more when your ball is soaring
higher in the air. Find the right balance for your golfer, based on your preferred play style.
My Skills
Access online game features, such as online head to head games, after enabling your
Online Pass.
Access the Tutorial to learn how to play directly from the legends of golf and USGA Rules to
learn more about the sport. You can also view the Software Manual and Credits.
The My Skills screen indicates your golfer’s skill attribute ratings, making it easy to understand
where your golfer needs to improve the most.
The bars show your golfer’s base attribute levels in six categories: Power, Accuracy,
Workability, Spin, Recovery, and Putting. Earning XP in game lets you level up, awarding
Attribute Points that you can use to increase your player’s attribute ratings.
Each piece of equipment has special attributes that make it play just like it does in real life.
Select EQUIPMENT to view your clubs, grips, shafts, and balls. Choose different equipment or
purchase new equipment, so you’re ready to conquer any course. Every piece of equipment
has stats that affect your golfer’s attributes.
Dress your golfer in the latest unlocked styles in the Clothing menu. Select from Shirts, Pants,
Shoes, Gloves, Socks, Headwear, Glasses, and Watches. All items are unlocked by leveling up
your golfer.
Photo Game Face
Take photos of yourself or your friends and create a digital double that plays in
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14. Use any digital camera to take the photos, then upload them
to the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 website. You may also use your Xbox LIVE Vision to create a
picture directly on your console. You can generate up to eight different faces to apply to your
custom golfers.
Quick Play
Quick Play’s offline modes give you instant access to events, with the option to play with
friends in tournaments with up to four players.
Legends of the Majors
Relive the history of the Majors by stepping into the shoes of golfing greats. Read the timeline
to learn about the legendary moments in golf’s history, then select a tournament to replay it.
For instance, play as Bobby Jones in the 1873 Open Championship, or scroll toward the end
of the timeline to play as Zach Johnson in the 2007 Masters. For each tournament, you can
play to win or legend each challenge with an even better score, unlocking Legend Golfers and
earning Status Points as you go.
Augusta Practice Facility
& Augusta National 1934
( Historic Edition Only )
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR ® 14: The Masters ® Historic Edition gives you access to the 1934
remake of the Augusta National golf course and the Augusta Practice Facility. In the
extras menu, you can also take a walk-through of the 1934 Augusta National course as
Jim Nantz narrates.
In the Practice Facility you have full control over the course conditions and can choose from
Driving Mode, Putting Mode, and Chipping Mode. You can change your target once you’re on
the green. Utilize the Augusta Practice Facility to earn XP for your golfer.
Quick Tournaments
Select QUICK TOURNAMENTS to compete against CPU opponents or friends in the final round
of your favorite tournament. Each tournament plays like a real event, such as The Masters at
Augusta National or the Honda Classic at PGA National.
Select a Scenario, which sets up a challenge such as entering the tournament tied for the
lead, trailing, or currently leading the field. With thousands of spectators’ eyes on your golfer,
compete against a full field to try and win the tournament. This gives you a taste of the heartpounding pressure and passion the pros feel every Sunday, in every round you play.
Practice mode gives you a chance to brush up on your golfing skills and earn Status Points.
Depending on how you want to play and the number of players, select from nine game modes:
Stroke Play, Match Play, Skins, Bingo Bango Bongo, Stableford, Alternate Shot, Best Ball,
Four Ball, and Battle Golf.
EA SPORTS Country Clubs
Club Chat Sessions
Enter the game and start a chat session with your club members anywhere at anytime.
Easily communicate with your members to setup online matches or play in a connected
tournament together.
Join a Friend’s Club, Public Club, or create your own Country Club and recruit other gamers.
As a Country Club member, you can connect, communicate, compete, and compare your
statistics and progress against your friends, teammates, and the world. Work together to level
up your club with Status Points and climb the leaderboards to become the most prestigious
Country Club in the world.
Online Multiplayer
In-Club Competition
Connected Tournaments
Players in a Country Club will be ranked weekly and assigned titles based on the amount
of Status Points they contributed to the club during the week. The top ranked player will be
crowned Club Champion and earn access to Tournaments against other clubs! Players within
the same Country Club can also compete in Head to Head teammate matches and Club Live
Tournaments, and battle to become the weekly leader in each statistical category.
To manage your team or create a Custom Club Live Tournament, visit the EA SPORTS
Country Clubs website.
Coins & Status Points
Earn Coins faster as part of a Country Club. Coins are awarded at the end of each week based
on your performance relative to other club members. The higher your club rank, the better the
Coin bonus.
You can also earn Coins in the all-new Club Loyalty Bonus. The more you play and the more
your club members play in consecutive days, the bigger Coin bonuses you will earn.
All earned Status Points also help level up your Country Club and your club rank.
World Competition
Find an opponent based on your skill level, check out the latest EA News, set your gameplay
options for the games you host, and visit the Xbox LIVE Marketplace to download exclusive
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 content.
In Live Tournaments, players from across the world compete for top of the leaderboards in
1 Round or 4 Round events.
You can now play simultaneously with up to 24 other players, and watch ball arcs fly through
the air as you play. You can also voice chat with anyone playing the tournament or with
members of your Country Club.
During active pro tournaments, the Play the Pros option is available, and players are allowed to
compete alongside actual pros.
Online Game Modes
Challenge your friends to a round of traditional Stroke Play or face off in Match Play. Additional
modes include Skins, Best Ball, Four Ball, Alternate Shot, and the 3 Hole Mini-Game.
Simultaneous Play
You don’t have to wait for other golfers to swing before taking your shot. Simultaneous Play
lets you play quickly, as if you were playing by yourself, while indicating your opponents’ shots
with real-time shot arcs. Each player’s shot arc has its own color.
Compete with players from around the globe! Country Clubs are ranked by the amount of
Status Points earned by all members of the team, and members can participate in Head to
Head Club Matches. At the end of each week, all players are invited to Country Club Tour
tournaments based on their earned ranking status for the week in their club.
Coins are the in-game currency and are used to purchase Pin Packs and golfer level upgrades.
Coins can be earned at the end of a round, competing against club members in the weekly
rankings, and returning each day to receive your Loyalty Bonus reward. Coins can also be
purchased directly from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Your Coin Bank is viewable in the bottom
right corner of certain menus. You must be connected online to earn Coins.
Enhance your performance with consumable Pins. Each Pin type gives you a special bonus.
Before each round, you can add up to three Pins on your Bag Tag. Scroll over the Pin type to
see how many Pins you have left. The bottom left of the screen displays available refills, which
you can utilize once a Pin has been depleted. To use a refill, press .
You can spend Coins you've earned or purchased on Pin Packs. Collect them all to earn
special bonuses.
Golfer and Boost Pins
Improve the performance of your golfer and equipment to score better on the course and earn
more Coins faster. These Pins can also include gameplay aids, such as shot previews and
improved lies. Collect duplicates to level up and add more uses.
Collectable Course Pins
Collect all 18 holes of a course to earn the Course Pin for the top right corner of your Bag Tag.
The Course Pin enhances the attributes of your equipped Pins and increases the number of
Status Points you can earn on that course.
Refill Pins
You can collect the same Pin again to refill your uses, or use a Refill Pin to keep your uses full.
NOTE: You can level up your Pins to gain stronger bonuses. The first time you gain a Pin from
a Pin pack, it’s bronze. When you gain that Pin again, it levels up to silver. The third time you
acquire that Pin, it levels up a final time to gold.
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