on October 05, 2001 by Thomas
are John Mullins, a 'consultant' hired by the
government to do the jobs that they
cannot do as a country. Your mission: hunt down four stolen
nukes and then stop the terrorist group that was responsible
for the theft before they can pull off their master plan.
The safety of the world is in your hands...
Soldier of Fortune, one
of the best games of last year has been given a new lease of
life with both the Gold & Platinum
update/versions being released, including many improvement
over the original release & the addition of Deathmatch
bots plus other Multiplayer modes. You can check out our
review of the original version Game here.
This guide will take you through the vast array of Settings
available for the Game, along with configuration file
settings & other numerous tips.
(Those with the Platinum
Game Edition can skip this paragraph) First off install the
latest Soldier of Fortune patch available – Version 1.07.
You can download it at 3D
Files or 3D
Downloads, although those with the original (Non-Gold)
release will need to have the 1.06 Gold patch installed
first. Linux users can find the latest patch at LokiGames.
You can download an updated (albeit unofficial) version of
the Hidebot (The Bot included with Soldier of Fortune Gold)
Next up those with the Gold & Original release of
the Game can download the Platinum Edition Map Pack from 3D
Downloads, which contains the extra 5 Multiplayer Maps
in the Platinum release.
Labs have updated EAL
(Environmental Audio Library) files
available that add effects such as dynamically changing
reverbs, obstruction & occlusion filtering to the Game.
You can download them from here
(Available as Deathmatch, Capture the Flag & Mission
Level Enhancement packs).
8.0A, or later, on your system if not already installed.
This may fix any Input/Audio device problems you have
It is essential to get the latest drivers for you
Graphics card, Sound card & other relevant hardware. You
can find links to many hardware manufacturers on our Drivers
page. This can solve Display/Audio/Input problems or
performance issues you may have encountered in the game.
If you experience static
noise or irregular audio playback, try the following
(Assuming installing the latest Soundcard Driver doesn’t
fix the problems):
Click on Start, Settings,
then Control Panel. If you have Windows 2000 or
Millennium Edition installed note the icon names as shown in
Open the Multimedia
(Sounds & Multimedia) icon.
Select the Audio tab
& then hit the Advanced Properties (Advanced)
Select the Performance
Move the Hardware
acceleration slider to the 2nd notch from the left (Basic
Acceleration). Move the Sample rate conversion
quality slider to the middle notch (Improved sample rate
If you are having other
problems running the game (Performance or otherwise) on
Windows 2000 then try checking our Windows
2000 Compatibility & Performance guide.
If any hardware in your
system is overclocked & you are getting lockups/crashes
try restoring the component to its default speed, or add
tweaks here can be either changed in your config.cfg
(Located in the user subdirectory where Soldier of
Fortune is installed) or you may make your own custom
Config file for the game. If you want to make you own config
file then simply create a New Text Document, enter in
the settings & save the file as All files &
name it autoexec.cfg (In Folder Options ensure
you have Unticked Hide file extensions for known
file types while doing this). Save it in the Base
directory of where Soldier of Fortune is installed.
load your customconfig.cfg in Soldier of Fortune (If
you didn’t name it autoexec.cfg), bring down the
console & type exec
customconfig.cfg & hit the Enter key
(Substitute in the appropriate config filename as needed).
– If you choose to make the settings in your own custom
config file then you can omit the set (space) from
each setting. In the config.cfg there will need to be
a set followed by a space. E.g. In your config.cfg
a setting would appear as follows, set gl_texturemode
while in your own autoexec.cfg
it would appear simply as gl_texturemode
If you have any Mods for
Soldier Of Fortune installed these will be located in a
sub-directory of wherever you installed the Game itself to.
These will also have their own config files available to
change settings for.