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Soldier Of Fortune Guide

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    Soldier of Fortune is a classic Ravensoft FPS made with the Quake II engine in 2000. Play as US mercenary John Mullins and eliminate terrorists who have stolen nuclear weapons. Watch their tear apart as you mow them down with an arsenal of weapons.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Soldier of Fortune in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Free Community Edition of Soldier of Fortune. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.0.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.2
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 2.0.2 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "New virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: soldieroffortune
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine: 2.0.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate virtual desktop" if you have any problems with fullscreen
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Downloading Soldier Of Fortune Community Edition

    Go to: http://www.sof1.org/sofdownload.php
    Create an account
    Download the Community Edition version 6.2

    Installing Soldier Of Fortune Community Edition

    Click Browse

    Select "Sildier_of_Fortune_Community_Edition_V6_1.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next again
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    Click Next again

    Click Next again

    Click Next again

    Uncheck "Launch Soldier of Fortune - Community Edition"
    Uncheck "View Readme"
    Uncheck "Visit product web site"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "SoF.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Soldier Of Fortune
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Soldier Of Fortune"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0.2
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Select "Soldier Of Fortune"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click "Debug" to see errors and bugs

    Graphical Settings

    Click the "check boxes" button
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    Click The screen tab
    Adjust:
    • Ghoul Light Method
    • Specular Lighting
    • Detail Texturing
    • Detail Texturing Range
    • Texture Mode
    • Anisotrophic Filtering
    • Field of View
    • Video Driver
    • Full Screen
    • Bitdepth
    • Alternate Simple Textures
    • Texture Quality
    • Skin Texture Quality
    • Anisotropic Filtering
    and a lot more...
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    Select Scale Icon
    Adjust scalability options
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    Conclusion:
    Soldier Of Fortune Community Edition installed and ran perfectly on my GeForce GTX 950. I was able to make any necessary graphical changes in-game and play with amazing frame rates. Its and older game which is why it runs so well. It was nice to find the Community Edition is absolutely free and includes the entire single-player campaign

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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