Soldier of Fortune eXpanded

SoF eXp is an unofficial expansion pack for Soldier of Fortune (SoF). It is focused on the multiplayer part of the game and, all espe...

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SoF eXp is an unofficial expansion pack for Soldier of Fortune (SoF). It is focused on the multiplayer part of the game and, all especially, on the Capture The Flag (CTF) game mode. This release consists of the following :

* 9 shiny new CTF maps. * 6 revisited maps from the original Raven CTF maps pool. * 2 "Just for FUN" maps (soccer, tennis). * Miscellaneous fixes.

II. Requirements : ===============To play SoF eXp, you will need an up-to-date version of Soldier of Fortune. At the time of writting, this means version 1.07f (also called 1.07 short or 1.07f Beta). If you need to update, be sure to visit the SoF eXp website for verified download links.

Version 1 rocked, wait till you see this, a must for all you SOF1 fans still out there...Enjoy :)

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=================================  Soldier of Fortune eXpanded  =         Public Beta 2         =================================       Website & Forums        =   http://www.tsyrak.com/exp   ==============================!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DISCLAIMER: The accompanying Product is provided with NO WARRANTIES. Use AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Product is owned by their respective authors and protected by COPYRIGHT LAWS. You SHALL NOT COMMERCIALLY DISTRIBUTE THE PRODUCT. Use of this Product implies acceptance of this very disclaimer AS WELL AS of the SOFMAPS EULA, the SOFSDK EULA and the SOF EULA that came with the SOLDIER OF FORTUNE game the Product is for. This Product is NOT supported by Activision.
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Hi,

Thanks for trying Beta 2 of our unofficial expansion pack for Soldier of Fortune! This document is divided into the following sections :

I.	Introduction.
II.	Requirements.
III.	How to install.
IV.	Troubleshooting.
V.	Credits.
VI.	Special Thanks.
VII.	Additionnal information.



I. Introduction :
===============SoF eXp is an unofficial expansion pack for Soldier of Fortune (SoF). It is focused on the multiplayer part of the game and, all especially, on the Capture The Flag (CTF) game mode. This release consists of the following :

	* 9 shiny new CTF maps.
	* 6 revisited maps from the original Raven CTF maps pool.
	* 2 "Just for FUN" maps (soccer, tennis).
	* Miscellaneous fixes. 



II. Requirements :
===============To play SoF eXp, you will need an up-to-date version of Soldier of Fortune. At the time of writting, this means version 1.07f (also called 1.07 short or 1.07f Beta). If you need to update, be sure to visit the SoF eXp website for verified download links.



III. How to install :
===================To install SoF eXp, simply launch the installer file, ie: "SoFeXpBeta2.exe". When asked to, point the program to your correct SOF folder. For example: "C:\PROGRA~1\RAVEN\SOF". Proceed to install and you will then be ready to play on any server running the eXp add-on! You can also start your own server and visit the map through the usual SoF menus.

If for some reason you would like to check the installation went well:
The installation program will have placed a .pak file in your SOF/base folder along with a copy of this file in the SOF folder. This .pak file, named "addon-sof-exp-public-beta2.pak", is required in order to play on eXp servers. 

Any server willing to run eXp simply needs to have the said .pak file installed. This does NOT prevent from playing the original SoF maps.



IV. Troubleshooting :
===================With Beta 2 installed, you will not need Beta 1 anymore so uninstall it if you are experiencing any trouble.

If you encounter map mismatch errors, make sure your "SOF/user" directory is clean from any eXp material. Risk is older versions of eXp maps (that you downloaded from game servers) are still in your "user" folder so go and delete your "SOF/user/exp/" directory if any.



V. Credits :
==========Project Lead, Founder, Webmaster and whatever : Tsyrak


SHINY NEW CTF MAPS :

exp/irqctf2		"Rock Valley: 4-10"		Map by WaRmongR.
exp/irqctf3		"Temple CTF: 8-12"		Map by Torchy. Based on Raven's irqctb3.
exp/mexctf1		"Sunny Death: 4-10"		Map by Tsyrak.
exp/fractf1		"Ch√Ęteau Frag: 2-8"		Map by Tsyrak.
exp/fractf2		"Paris Is Burning: 2-8"		Map by Tsyrak.
exp/nycctf2		"The Hotels: 8-12"		Map by Tsyrak.
exp/rustctf1		"In Rust We Trust: 6-10"	Map by Tsyrak.
exp/gerctf2		"Stone: 8-12"			Map by Tsyrak.
exp/nycctf3		"Back Alleys: 4-10"		Map by Tsyrak. Based on Raven's nycdm4.


"FOR FUN" MAPS :

exp/soccer		"Soccer! (Euro footy! :])"	Map by Tsyrak.
exp/tennis		"Tennis!"			Map by Tsyrak.


ART

Yves Allaire aka "evil lair" for his e7brickfloor01 texture. http://planetquake.com/hfx
Iikka "Fingers" Keranen for his ik_brick_3216a texture. http://www.digital-eel.com/surface/
Kevin 'Rorshach' Johnstone for his 5_slabfloor texture.
The CS team for their plant1 texture and their grnplsnt sky textures set.
Randy Reddig for his Sea skybox. http://www.shaderlab.com/
Chris 'subverse' Zastrow for his sub_window27, sub_doors512B07, wood_crate_6 and rock_vinelike textures. http://www.newlogicmedia.com/subverse/
Paul Bourke for his great free textures collection. Most of the original textures created for eXp were based on the material he provides. http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~pbourke/texture/
(All other textures are original or modified Raven Software textures)


INSTALLER

Credits and thanks to MindVision Installer VISE for their sharewares- and freewares-friendly licence!

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The installer for this product was created using Installer VISE from MindVision Software. For more information on Installer VISE, contact: 

MindVision Software 
5901 North 58th Street 
Lincoln, NE 68507 

Voice: (402) 323-6600
Fax: (402) 323-6611
E-mail: mindvision@mindvision.com 
http://www.mindvision.com 
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VI. Special Thanks :
==================We'd like to acknowledge the following people, in no particular order :

Hector Infector for helping me out when I was starting mapping ;) -tsyrak.
[K]Stalker for his thorough beta-testing. The add-on would have been out way faster if it wasn't for his help, but way buggier too! ;)
All the people who reported bugs and gave us constructive criticism. You guys make the maps better and our work worth doing!
The [MoD] clan for beta-testing the maps while they still were at a beta stage.
MindVision Software for their freeware- and shareware-friendly license agreement to the MindVision Installer VISE.
...and of course Raven Software, for the best multiplayer action out there ;). 



VII. Additionnal information :
============================A) The Modified Raven Maps... List of changes :
-----------------------------------------------

- All maps got their weapon placement adjusted to prevent camping as the winning tactic. -

exp/sudctf2		"Missile Base: 10-12"	Water for lava in the midfield.
exp/jpnctf1		"Parking: 2-6"		Red and blue sides swapped. Weapons placement evened out.
exp/irqctf1		"Wastelands: 6-10".	Ripped open wall above corridor to reward C4-jumping.
exp/sudctf1		"Flag Frag: 2-8"	(Nothing but weapon placement changes.)
exp/nycctf1		"Gangland: 6-10"	Added crate in blue base for easier shotgun access.
exp/gerctf1		"Castle Kill: 8-10"	Added extra way out of each base. Fixed mixed spawnpoint issues.
All the above maps got their items arrangement revisited (eg: shotguns added, other weapons moved or added, ammo moved or added).


B) Miscellaneous fixes :
------------------------
* Fixed missing translations to French (game messages, skins).
* Fixed missing line returns in game messages (German, French).
* Config files (.cfg & .lst), see part "4. Server Admins" for instructions.


C) Server Admin Infos :
-----------------------

To launch an eXp map via RCON, simply give the map command one of the names/paths listed above as parameter. For example, type: rcon map exp/irqctf2.

This "mod" includes .cfg and .lst files in order to manage maps cycle and server options :

- Maps Cycles :
Seeing as typographies in the names of maps cycle files will crash a server, we have provided .cfg files to do the job for you. Execute ("exec XXX") one of the 4 following files to change the maps cycle on your server :
exp/cycle-CTF-ALL.cfg
exp/cycle-CTF-SMALL.cfg
exp/cycle-CTF-MEDIUM.cfg
exp/cycle-CTF-LARGE.cfg

- Time or Flags Limits :
To toggle between the 2 usual games limit in use in the SoF community use whether :
exec exp/useTL.cfg (to set the server on a time limit of 20min and no flags limit)
or
exec exp/useFL.cfg (to set the server on a flags limit of 10 and no time limit)

- To set the server to the default eXp settings (limited ammo, realism... flags limit) use :
exec exp/default

A more complete RCON guide is available on the eXp website.


======= Find latest news, a manual, forums and a chat room on the official SoF eXp website! http://www.tsyrak.com/exp
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