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Soldier of Fortune

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Soldier of Fortune
Soldier of Fortune cover
Raven Software
Linux Loki Software
id Tech 2
Release dates
Windows March 27, 2000
Linux July 7, 2000
Soldier of Fortune at Wikipedia
Soldier of Fortune
Soldier of Fortune 2000
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix 2002
Soldier of Fortune: Payback 2007

Key points

Natively has compatibility issues with modern systems and lacks widescreen support (see SoFplus).

General information

SoF Things - A user created fan site for SoF Singleplayer and Multiplayer, as well as working bug fixes and patches.
liflg.org - SoF game installer for Linux (includes the 1.06a patch).
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check. Regular, Gold Edition Or Platinum Edition.
Platinum Edition

Essential improvements[edit]


For the Windows version, install the Gold Patch (if using the original retail release) followed by the v1.07f Beta patch.
For the Linux version, install Patch 1.06a to get the Gold content and other updates.


SoFplus is a fan mod for Soldier of Fortune 1.07f, which adds new features and solves problems with modern systems.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\user\config.cfg
Linux ~/.loki/sof/config.cfg
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\user\save
Linux ~/.loki/sof/save

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Mouse and Controller Options
Mouse and Controller Options

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output.[1] May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Under miscellaneous settings
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 3.0 & EAX 2[2][3]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
32 More than 18 players may crash the server.[citation needed]
Online play
32 More than 18 players may crash the server.[citation needed]

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 28910
UDP 28911
This game does not support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes on graphics drivers with long GL_EXTENSIONS string[edit]

Fixing crashes for graphics drivers that return a long GL_EXTENSIONS string[citation needed]
  1. Download the ref_gl.dll file from SoF Things website.
  2. Extract the ref_gl.dll file inside ref_gl_fixed.zip file into the installation folder, replacing existing files if prompted.

Low frame rate[edit]

Fix low FPS[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Base\.
  2. Create or edit autoexec.cfg.
  3. Add gl_dynamic 0 and save.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Interface SDL SDL is Linux only
Multiplayer GameSpy [4]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz Intel Pentium II 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB 800 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA OpenGL support
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Linux Kernel 2.2.x and glibc-2.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 640x480 resolution; XFree86 version 3.3.5 or newer; 16-bit color