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  Thursday, Jan 2, 2003 Report News | Archive | Top  
SoF2 Patch v1.03
- Posted 10:21 PM By Kagato
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The folks at Raven Software have released a new patch v1.03 Gold for Soldier of Fortune 2 which includes new maps, artwork, and bug fixes. There's two versions of the patch, one for those upgrading from a clean install (i.e. no patches applied) or those running 1.02. Activision also sends word that server admins don't need new dedicated server binaries for this patch. For a listing of all things new, click on the "Read More..." link below. Mirrors include:

Full Patch
FileFront
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3DGamers

Lite Patch (Upgrade from 1.02)
FileFront
SoF2Files
3DGamers
 
Full Story:
Issues Addressed since Version 1.02:
1.03:

Maps
- Added rebuilt mp_col2 to fix known map hole.
- Added new Kamchatka map mp_kam5
- Added new Jordan map mp_jor1
- Added new Shop map mp_shop2

Other
- Added new shell art to update to GOLD Edition
- Fixed disappearing weapon issue on certain maps


'OpenGL Subsystem' ERROR:
=======================
If you receive this error when launching the game, it means one of two
possibilities.
1) Your video card does not meet the minimum requirements of the game, or
2) Your video drivers are not the most current drivers. Please ensure that you
have the latest drivers for your video card by visiting the website of your
video card manufacturer. The following sites are also available for the latest reference drivers of the
most popular video card chipsets:
ATI® Technologies Inc.: http://www.atitech.com - Chipsets - Radeon® Series
Matrox®: http://www.matrox.com/ - Chipsets - Matrox® G550 series
nVidia®: http://www.nvidia.com/ - Chipsets - TNT2®, GeForce® Series

'Hunkmeg Allocation' ERROR:
===========================
This error may occur while running a Listen Server on a machine with the
minimum specified memory (128MB RAM). It is only recommended to run a Listen
Server on a machine with at least 256MB RAM.

AGP Memory Error:
=================
If you receive the error message warning you that your AGP Memory is at zero,
it is recommended that you update your motherboard drivers or BIOS to the most
current version. If you have the most current version installed on your
motherboard, you can set the AGP Memory aperture to a higher setting in the
BIOS.

AUDIO ISSUES:
=============
- Activating High quality sounds will have an adverse effect on performance,
especially on machines with only 128MB of memory installed.
- Windows 2000 with Aureal Vortex cards may experience a loss of audio during
the installation. This audio problem only occurs during installation and the
sound will function normally during normal gameplay.


COPY PROTECTION:
================
-You will need to have the first Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix CD 1 in
your CD-ROM drive to play the single player game. If you have the second CD or
no CD at all, you will be prompted to place the CD 1 disk into the CD-ROM drive
with the following message: “Please insert Disk 1 of Soldier of Fortune II:
Double Helix CD to play the game.”
-Please note: Players with invalid CD-Keys will not be permitted to join a
multiplayer game. If you give your personal CD Key to anyone else, your CD Key
could possibly be disabled or banned. The CD Key is intended only for use by a
single user. Activision® or Raven® will never ask you for your CD Key. Never
give your CD-Key to anyone. If you lose your CD-Key, you will not be issued
another one.


MONITORS:
=========
- Please make sure your monitor supports the game resolution you are trying to
play in. To check what resolutions your monitor supports, do the following:
1. Open up My Computer
2. Double-click on Control Panel
3. Find the Display icon and open it.
4. Choose the Settings tab.
5. Locate the resolution pointer in the Desktop Area box and drag it to the far
right.
The resolution choice shown is the maximum resolution your monitor is capable
of displaying. If you do not want to change to this resolution now, select
cancel. Your Desktop Area should be set to the game resolution you are trying
to play in or higher.
NOTE: Please make sure your monitor type is properly specified to insure
correct reporting of available video resolutions.
- If you are running a machine with multiple monitors and the video card for
each monitor is an OpenGL compliant video card (e.g., GeForce series cards),
you may experience problems running the game, as the game will recognize both
video cards. Simply disable one of the monitors in the Windows® Display
Properties.


LOGITECH® MOUSE ISSUES:
=====================
- Logitech® Force Feedback mouse users may experience a slight delay while
playing Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Gold on a Windows 98 system. During
tests, we have experienced Force Feedback driver crashes when exiting the game.
Your computer may freeze and need to be restarted if this scenario occurs.
- Some Logitech mice may have a non-functioning mousewheel. In order to fix
this, please follow the following instructions:
1. Install the latest MouseWare from www.logitech.com
2. Go to the Control Panel and select the Mouse option. Select the Buttons tab
in the properties box. Enable 'MS Office compatible mousewheel only' and
'Scroll in active window only'. You should also set the Scrolling Size field to
“1 line”. This will allow for accurate weapon selection if using the mousewheel
for this function.
If problems persist with the mousewheel functionality, you may need to download
the MOUSE REGISTRY FILE FOR GAMERS available at http://www.logitech.com.


IPX AND WINDOWS 2000/XP LAN ISSUES:
===================================
When playing Multiplayer games between Windows 2000/XP and Windows 98/ME
machines, IPX must be removed from the Windows 2000/XP machine to prevent lag
between the games. Consult your Windows 2000/XP documentation on how to remove
the IPX protocol.


Shift Key in Windows 2000(SP2) and XP Interrupts Game:
=====================================================
If you press the Shift key 5 times consecutively in Windows® 2000(SP2) the
following message should appear:
”By pressing the SHIFT key five times you have turned on the StickyKeys feature
in Windows® 2000 SP2. With this feature, you can lock down the CTRL, ALT, or
SHIFT keys. This is useful if you are unable to hold down more than one key at
a time.
Click OK to turn this feature on. If you do not want to use the feature, click
Cancel.
Turn off keyboard shortcut for this accessibility feature.



To avoid this happening in the future, click the settings button on the window
referenced above. When the accessibility options screen appears, click the
'Settings' button in the 'Sticky Keys' portion of the window. On the next
window (should be labeled 'Settings For Sticky Keys'), uncheck in the box that
says 'Use shortcut', then click on 'Apply', and close the windows. The problem
should not occur once the shortcut has been disabled. This can also be done for
the FilterKeys and ToggleKeys functionality in Windows.


New Actions:
====================================================================
There are new features in which the Player must set up new actions. These new
actions include USE and DROP ITEM. These actions can be bound to keys in the
CONTROLS SETUP - MISC menu in Multiplayer.

The USE function is used to place or diffuse a detpack.

The DROP ITEM is used to drop the detpack, briefcase or flag (depending on the
type of game you are playing) if you do not want to be carrying it.


Other Issues with Key Pressing:
===============================
Pressing keys while a level is loading in ANY operating system may cause
undesirable behavior in the game, freezes, or crashes. We do not recommend
using the keyboard until the level has loaded completely and you are out of the
loading screen.


Virtual Memory warning icon in Windows XP:
=========================================
When running Soldier Of Fortune II: Double Helix Gold and Windows XP® on
systems with only 128 MB of system memory you may see a warning icon on your
task bar that indicates that windows is running out of virtual memory and that
windows will adjust it for you. This is a known issue with Windows XP® and
Soldier Of Fortune II. In order avoid this problem you can turn down the
desktop enhancements for Windows XP®:
If you are using the default Windows XP® desktop then click on your “Start”
button and select the control panel
1. In the control panel double click on the “System” icon
2. Now select the advance tab.
3. Click on the settings button in the performance area of the screen.
4. Change your settings here to the “Best Performance” setting
5. Click on the “OK” button.
If you are using the classic Windows® desktop then right click on the “My
Computer” icon and click on properties
6. Now select the advance tab.
7. Click on the settings button in the performance area.
8. Change your settings here to the “Best Performance” setting
9. Click on the “OK” button.


Game types change when calling vote for new map:
===============================================
When a vote is cast for a map wherein the current game type is not supported,
the game type for the map being voted for will default to Deathmatch. In order
to continue playing the previous game type, you must call a vote for the next
map that supports that game type.

MAP LIST GAME TYPES SUPPORTED
BY MAP
mp_shop 'The Shop Under Siege' DM TDM ELIM
INF - -
mp_col1 'Columbian Jungle' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF -
mp_finca 'Finca Housewarming' DM TDM -
INF - -
mp_hk1 'Hong Kong Hotel' DM TDM ELIM
INF - -
mp_hos1 'Hospital Roof' DM TDM -
- - -
mp_kam1 'Kamchatka Labs' DM TDM ELIM
- - -
mp_kam2 'Jersey Winter Wonderland' DM TDM -
- CTF -
mp_pra1 'Prague Streets' DM TDM ELIM
- - -
mp_raven 'Raven Office' DM TDM ELIM
INF - -
mp_air1 'Airport Warehouse' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF DEM
mp_barn 'Barn Storm' DM TDM ELIM
- - -
mp_hk2 'Hong Kong Streets' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF DEM
mp_kam3 'Kamchatka Factory' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF DEM
mp_col2 'Storming of Columbia' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF DEM
mp_hos2 'Hospital' DM TDM ELIM
INF - DEM
mp_jor1 'Jordan Market Seige' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF DEM
mp_kam4 'Kamchatka Thrust' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF DEM
mp_kam5 'Kamchatka Depot' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF DEM
mp_pra2 'Prague Street Siege' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF DEM
mp_shop2 'The Shop Invasion' DM TDM ELIM
INF CTF DEM

DM=Deathmatch; TDM=Team Deathmatch; ELIM=Elimination; INF=Infiltration;
CTF=Capture the Flag; DEM=Demolition


I/O Errors While Installing or erroneous Installations:
============================
Some fast CD-ROM drives may experience an I/O error while installing. This may
be due to the combination of high-speed read access and the large number of
assets in Soldier of Fortune II. Please visit the Activision Customer Support
website () and search in the Soldier of
Fortune II: Double Helix Gold solutions for I/O Error. If no I/O error was
recieved, yet the game does not seem to perform as expected, you can check the
file sizes of the PK3 files in the 'Setup/base' folder of both CDs and compare
them to the sizes of the installed PK3s within the 'base' folder in the
installed loacation on your hard drive. If there are differing sizes, try
copying and pasting the files directly from the 'Setup/base' folders of the CDs
into the 'base' folder where the game was installed.


Short write in FS_CopyFiles() Error:
====================================
If you receive this error, it is probably from saving a game to a Hard drive
which is too full. To alleviate this problem, make more space available on your
hard drive.


Violence Lock Password:
=======================
The Violence Lock Password can only be any combination of characters up to 22
characters in length.
IMPORTANT: The following are Illegal Characters and cannot be used in the
Violence Lock Password:
` ! # $ ^ \ " ~ ; ampersand and/or any spaces between characters.

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