SoF2 Multiplayer Test

As promised last week (story), Activision has now released the multiplayer test for Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix for download from FilePlanet (registration required), allowing you to try out Raven's mercenary first-person shooter. The test offers one map called "The Shop Under Siege" that's playable in deathmatch, team deathmatch, elimination and infiltration modes with a variety of weapons and player skins. We also have a local copy with mirrors of the reasonable 51.2 MB download. A sizable number of well-connected multiplayer servers should already be online in the U.S. and Australia as Activision has supplied them with the test in advance.
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A note on servers
Apr 19, 2002, 11:45
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A note on servers Apr 19, 2002, 11:45
Apr 19, 2002, 11:45
 
A few days before the test's release, I worked with Shacknews/Speakeasy, HomeLANFed, LANtrocity, and Ausgamers in Australia to set up a fleet of servers ahead of time. I didn't want the inevitable to happen at release: no servers except for many one or two set up at Raven, so people start throwing servers up on their cable modems, which would give players a laggy connection and framerate issues -- in another game's test release, this happened and people thought that it was the game's fault.

But even with 20+ servers ready at release, they were STILL packed, and I'm getting word that there's hardly an open slot in sight!

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anon@62.42
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anon@65.80
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anon@65.31
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anon@63.150
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anon@24.112
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anon@24.70
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anon@24.70
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anon@64.95
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anon@24.70
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anon@213.84
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anon@24.114
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anon@4.47
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anon@66.32
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anon@206.124
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anon@24.157
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anon@12.222
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anon@12.222
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anon@195.92
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anon@66.185
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anon@64.170
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anon@65.80
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anon@62.104
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anon@66.185
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anon@65.80
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anon@63.201
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anon@24.95
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A note on servers
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anon@208.251
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anon@216.17
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anon@62.104
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anon@62.246
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anon@216.17
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anon@68.36
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anon@68.46
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anon@66.69
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anon@66.69
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anon@62.104
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anon@63.151
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anon@208.193
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anon@12.226
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anon@12.226
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anon@24.69
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anon@24.55
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anon@195.100
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anon@66.76
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anon@24.141
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anon@65.31
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anon@24.141
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anon@209.98
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