Playing SoF1 on 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate as a standard user

Running an old game like Soldier of Fortune on modern hardware and operating systems is pretty easy. There's no need to waste bandwith on downloading special editions. All that's needed is your original Soldier of Fortune Platinum CD (or older version with Raven updates for 1.07f) and one small patch. I only tested this on the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate, but other versions of Windows 7 are probably similar.

Installation by an administrator user

Playing SoF1 as a standard user

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: