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SoF on WIndows 10 
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Decided to try SoF install on Windows 10 (same procedure for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1)

Windows 10 Technical Preview, 64-bit, build 9926

Used SoF Platinum home made CD (copy of the original)

No issues through installation.

Followed instructions from:

http://sof1.megalag.org/windows7

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Installation by an administrator user
• SoF1 Platinum can be installed from the original CD by an administrator user. Start the installer and simply accept the defaults on the istallation screens to install SoF1 in the default location at 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Raven\SOF PLATINUM\'.
• Manually create an empty 'user' directory 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Raven\SOF PLATINUM\user\'.
• You can skip this if you are using a recent SoFplus client: Install a fixed 'ref_gl.dll' in 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Raven\SOF PLATINUM\'. You can download the fixed version here. Without the fix, some new graphics drivers may make your SoF1 crash while starting.

Playing SoF1 as a standard user
• Simply start SoF1 with the existing desktop shortcut.

Configuration files, logfiles, downloads, screenshots and recorded demos can't be written to 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Raven\SOF PLATINUM\user\', so Windows will write them to 'C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Raven\SOF PLATINUM\user\' instead. Note that 'AppData' is a hidden directory.

You can specify a custom location for the user directory:
• Create an empty directory in your home directory: 'C:\Users\USERNAME\sof1\'
• Create a copy of the existing SoF1 desktop shortcut
• Modify the new desktop shortcut by right-cliking on it and selecting 'Properties'
• Change the shortcut target and add the location of the new user directory to it: '"C:\Program Files (x86)\Raven\SOF PLATINUM\SoF.exe" +set console 1 +set logfile 3 +set user C:/Users/USERNAME/sof1'


Installed "SoFplus client 20140531" from:

http://sof1.megalag.org/sofplus

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SoFplus Installation:

Copy everything to your sof folder (copy the subdirectories too) and
overwrite existing files, including your original SoF.exe.
Delete <SoF directory>/base/sofplus-14t09b.pak, if you are
upgrading from an older SoFplus version.
Delete old widescreen menus from <SoF directory>/user/menus/*.rmf, if you
installed the patched menus from widescreen-menus.zip. SoFplus has improved
menus that are incompatible with the old ones. ...


And that is pretty much it. No issues starting SoF ... playing Single Player/ on-line ... and saving to manually made "user" folder

Haven't tried the Community Edition yet.


20 Feb 2015, 15:16
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Windows 10 is in beta right? Why would u want to use it right now?


20 Feb 2015, 16:15
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I am still on windows 7, loving it.


20 Feb 2015, 16:33
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Anyone can join The "Insider Program" and "try" the Technical Preview.

I need to familiarise myself with as many  hardware/ software and OS/ NOS as I can since I am "in the business"

But to use "me" "Microsoft" and "use" in the same sentence is sacrilege :D

I was kinda surprised it went so "smooth" and decided to share my experience.

I cannot stand Win 8.1 and 10 and can see many users moving to Apple or Linux rather than allow MS to push and pull them any which way they can and want.


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moving from windows to linux or apple ? That is blasphemy ! Ban them !


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