RPM Mod for SOF2 Gold Edition

RPM is a server-side modification with an optional client-side for Soldier of Fortune 2 – Double Helix. RPM was originally deve...

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RPM is a server-side modification with an optional client-side for Soldier of Fortune 2 – Double Helix.

RPM was originally developed by Ryan Powell (aka Some Dude), and has been in development since 2002, when the first version was released for Sof2 v1.00. RPM now has a large following and many people contributing with ideas, graphics, coding and beta testing. RPM is now being developed for SOF2 Gold Edition in hope to revitalize the game. It is being released as an open-source project and all programmers are invited to contribute with anything they think will make the game better.

The focus of RPM is: • To provide servers with more administration capabilities by adding administration commands and features. Also allowing the server to designate others to Administrate it.

• Provide a good setting for competitions (clan wars etc..).By adding a special competition mode, referees and team captains who have special commands to regulate the game.

• Make the game more enjoyable by adding features such as chat sounds, tokens and icons etc...

• Challenge players by giving them awards, providing stats etc...

RPM is an open-source mod, which will be released under the GNU GPL.

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RPM 1.0 for SOF2 Gold Edition
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Release Date : Dec 18 2004
Version : 1.0
Filename : RPM_Gold_1.0.exe/RPM_Gold_1.0.zip
Author : Ryan Powell (aka Some Dude)
Email : some_dude@rpm.phrix.com
URL : www.rpm-mod.tk

About RPM: 
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RPM is a server-side modification with an optional client-side for Soldier of Fortune 2 –  
Double Helix.

RPM was originally developed by Ryan Powell (aka Some Dude), and has been in development  
since 2002, when the first version was released for Sof2 v1.00. RPM now has a large  
following and many people contributing with ideas, graphics, coding and beta testing. 
RPM is now being developed for SOF2 Gold Edition in hope to revitalize the game. It is 
being released as an open-source project and all programmers are invited to contribute 
with anything they think will make the game better.

The focus of RPM is:
•	To provide servers with more administration capabilities by adding administration commands and features. Also allowing the server to designate others to Administrate it.

•	Provide a good setting for competitions (clan wars etc..).By adding a special 	 
competition mode, referees and team captains who have special commands to regulate the game.

•	Make the game more enjoyable by adding features such as chat sounds, tokens and  
icons etc...

•	Challenge players by giving them awards, providing stats etc...

RPM is an open-source mod, which will be released under the GNU GPL.

This means that anyone can download the source code for the mod and make any additions or  
changes they wish. This allows customizations by anyone who wants to contribute, but after  
any code is changed or added the new code must be made available to anyone that wants it.  
Also, this code can be used in other projects or mods so long as the project/mod is free 
and the source-code is made available. You do not have to release your source code if your  
project/mod is not released to the public.

These rules are in place to help bring new life into the game. With many people contributing there is no limit to the possibilities.

For the latest info and to learn how to be involved go to www.rpm-mod.tk and visit the  
forums.

Server Features:
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- All features are fully customizable. 
- Custom voice chat sounds, new sounds can be added and Rocmod sound files can be used
- Easy custom damage and ammo amounts, no more real damage etc.. pk3 files needed
- Multi-line message of the day
- Clan Features, clan only motd and server joining
- Competition mode, provides an optimal setting for clan wars and scrims
- Capture the Case Gametype, its capture the flag and infiltration with a twist
- Referees, help regulate the game while playing in competitions with special game control commands
- Administrators, special powers given to regulars on your server to administrate it when you cant.
- Many Admin commands, which can be individually enabled/disabled by the server
- Ability to add Rcon commands for Admins to use  
- Statistics for each player, tells players how they are performing
- Player performance awards, nice way to compliment the best performers
- Chat tokens, compatible with Rocmod and OSP
- More call vote options, lets the players on your server have more say
- Colored Names, so players can dress their names up as they like 
Many more changes and additions. 
All details are in the help file provided with the mod.

Client Features:
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- New menus, a complete menu system for easy access to all of RPM's features
- New hud, nice new display for your health/armor, weapon, ammo etc.. info
- New scoreboard, more details about all players like accuracy and Admin/referee etc..
- MP3 player, changes the background game music to any mp3 you want to play
- Server mod filter, be able to search for servers running specific mods
- Chat icons, 16 icons you can use in your chat messages, all compatible with the MSN Messenger emoticon codes
- Headshot and killing spree sounds from the classic mod, Counter-strike
- Crosshair stats, allows you to see the vitals of the player in your crosshairs
- Team overlay, shows you the vitals and location of up to 8 players on your team at a time 
Many more changes and additions.  
All details are in the help file provided with the mod.

Installation for setup file download
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1. Run the RPM_Gold_1.0.exe file.
2. During the installation select the options you want installed.
3. When asked select your main SOF2 folder this will make an RPM folder in there and install all the files to there.

* Servers*
4. Go to the RPM folder in your SOF2 folder and make any changes to the settings you want in the RPM.cfg file found there.
5. Now start your server by double-clicking the RPM SOF2MP Gold Server icon on your desktop.

*PLAYERS*
6. Just simply run SOF2 as normal and use the server mod filter (if installed) and find an RPM server to play on. 

Installation for regular zip download (no setup exe file)
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1. Unzip the RPM_Gold_1.0.zip file into your main SOF2 Folder, this will create an RPM folder in there.

* Servers *
2. Go to the RPM folder in your SOF2 folder and make any changes to the settings you want in the RPM.cfg file found there.
3. Double-click the RPM.bat file in the RPM folder to start the server.

* Players *
6. You will need to find an RPM server 1 of 2 ways. 1. look for a server with RPM on its name. 2. Add "+set fs_game RPM" to the end of the target line of your SOF2MP desktop shortcut and use the server mod filter to find an RPM server.

Credits:
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Thanks go to the following people and groups:

- www.phurix.com for donating the space for the RPM website.

- www.gdgaming.com for sponsoring RPM.

- TWC the Dr. for the Capture the Case Gametype idea.

- Dragon for all your help with the client-side mod, and for being the best beta tester there is. I know if there are bugs to be found you’re the man to find em.

- Da Iraqi for the great RPM logo’s.

- The Unleashing for your beta testing help.

- My old clan -=SOB=- for all your help beta testing and your helpful suggestions.

- Buckiemonster and Flame for beta testing the mod.

- XYZ for your ideas.

- OSP producers, you were the inspiration that spawned RPM.

- RocMod for some of your great ideas.

- Kris of mandown for releasing your source code, saved me a lot of time.

- The producer of Sneaky Mod for some added ideas to add to RPM.

- The Psycho Mod producer for the great plant and plantsk command idea.

- Everyone that contribued with suggestions and bug reports.

Thanks to those who created the sounds used in the other gold edition mods and now RPM.

Thanks to everyone who supports RPM and its strive to keep SOF2 alive.

Disclaimer:
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The author of this file accepts no responsibility for damage to data, or physical damage
to hardware, caused by the appropriate or inappropriate use of this file. It is deemed
that users who run this file, automatically are considered as having read and understood
this liability clause before using the said file.

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