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Gunpower61
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at 11:49:49 AM | IP Logged

edited by: Gunpower61 on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:23:00 AM
 
This is an old post, but i repost it for new members:
There is a bug in the TW08 game, all members should do this fix.
When you played some courses you will see the loading times between holes are increasing, the game will become slower and slower.
Do next steps to solve the problem:

1) On desktop you will see the folder My Documents. Open this folder.
( when you are using Vista or Win7 or Win8: on desktop look for folder: User (or username).....inside you will find: Documents )
2) Inside Documents look for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008. Open this folder and then open the folder Career
3) Inside Career open the folder Players. Inside this folder, look for your playersname folder and open it.
4) Open the folder Confidence.
5) Inside you will find these files: Hole Type.tcn and Shot Type.tcn. delete both files.
6) Important step here! Restart the TW08 game and play 1 hole on any stock course, then close TW08 game.
7) Go back to same Confidence folder and you will see both files are regenerated: but now they are very small in size. Now right click the Hole Type.tcn file and choose Properties.
Check the box next to Read Only and click OK. Now do the same thing for the Shot Type.tcn file.
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at 5:05:48 PM | IP Logged

edited by: dawg8 on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 6:23:00 PM
 
Hi Gunpower61(Pat)

Thanks for reposting this I''m sure it has, and does help alot
of folks.


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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:21:37 PM | IP Logged

Many thanks for this - I had completely forgotten the procedure. 
 
 
 
 

 
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013 at 6:23:36 AM | IP Logged

You should always, once this is done back this entire Tiger Woods folder up.
If you ever re-install just copy the folder to your documents folder and it will still have the read only attributes on these files. 
 
 
 
 

 
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 12:59:06 PM | IP Logged

Quick question on the confidence fix.. when I do this, the files don't seem to stay as read only files when I change the properties.. They seem to revert back. I'm on Win 7. Am I missing a step to make the change permanent?

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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 2:34:21 PM | IP Logged

edited by: Gunpower61 on Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 2:37:00 PM
 
That is strange, not sure why that happens.
When it is not working just delete both files in the Confidence folder once every week ( Hole Type.tcn and Shot Type.tcn ), and you should be ok. 
 
 
 
 

 
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:52:12 PM | IP Logged


smarshallt said:
"Quick question on the confidence fix.. when I do this, the files don't seem to stay as read only files when I change the properties.. They seem to revert back. I'm on Win 7. Am I missing a step to make the change permanent?

Thanks,"


Is UAC (User Account Control) on? Is your Windows account an administrator?

If yes to the first, and no to the second, that would account for that, I believe.

My UAC is OFF, and my Windows account is an admin (sorry Bill, but I WON'T allow YOU to control MY computer!) 
 
 
 
 

 
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 4:53:49 PM | IP Logged

Thanks djredick,

My account is an admin account but my UAC was not set to off. I changed this setting, made the confidence file fix, went back in and played a couple more holes and so far so good. Maybe that was it.. 
 
 
 
 

 
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4:46:39 PM | IP Logged

Thanks for the repost Pat. I do remember to check this every now and then. But it is
always great to be reminded. Great admin work from a great site. THANKS again Pat. 
 
 
 
 

 
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:58:10 PM | IP Logged

Thank you for info on TW2008 bug that slows down game between holes and the remedy. Works for me. Awesome! 
 
 
 
 

 
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 8:32:03 AM | IP Logged

This is an old post, but i repost it for new members:
There is a bug in the TW08 game, all members should do this fix after a new install of TW08.
When you played some courses you will see the loading times between holes are increasing, the game will become slower and slower.
Do next steps to solve the problem:

1) On desktop you will see the folder My Documents. Open this folder.
( when you are using Vista or Win7 or win8 or win10: on desktop look for folder: User (or username).....inside you will find: Documents )
2) Inside (My) documents look for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008. Open this folder and then open the folder Career
3) Inside Career open the folder Players. Inside this folder, look for your playersname folder and open it.
4) Open the folder Confidence.
5) Inside you will find these files: Hole Type.tcn and Shot Type.tcn. delete both files.
6) Important step here! Restart the TW08 game and play 1 hole on any stock course, then close TW08 game.
7) Go back to same Confidence folder and you will see both files are regenerated: but now they are very small in size.
Now right click the Hole Type.tcn file and choose Properties. Check the box next to Read Only and click OK.
Now do the same thing for the Shot Type.tcn file.  
 
 
 
 

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