Soldier of Fortune 2 Name Colors

  • December 20, 2003
  • 12:00 pm
  • Tags: games, SoF2
This episode of Super Secret Saturday is for Soldier of Fortune 2 players. I've looked all over Google for "sof2 name colors" and "color codes", but I never found a good, comprehensive list of the colors that you can use in names, binds, and other in-game text.

I collected the colors by entering groups of codes in the console (as many as would fit on a line) and saving screenshots, then copying the colors in PS7. I have omitted the caret (^) itself because it's very difficult to use as a color.

SoF2 colors
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The same color chart, sorted by hue:

SoF2 colors by hue
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You can use these colors by entering ^x, where x is the character shown in the color chart. Thus, if you wanted your name to look like this:


you would enter:


Notice that if you enter these color codes in the main game options, the caret (^) symbol doesn't actually appear when you type it, nor does the digit that follows it. However, they're still there. When you backspace over the area that has the color code, it'll take two more backspaces to zap it. Since the codes aren't visible, it can be confusing to use them, but if you mess up and can't figure out what's going on, just start from scratch by erasing the whole box. Alternatively, you can find the config file that contains your name and enter it manually using a normal text editor.

As far as I know, this well-known "trick" works on any games that use the Quake 3 engine, but only the first row of colors (the numerals) is the same in all Quake 3-based games.


  • Sof2 Player
  • May 19, 2008
  • 4:15 am
Thx this is really usefull!
Oh good, you fixed it :) You had the G as orange for a long time, glad it's fixed.
  • Ethan
  • June 30, 2008
  • 12:57 pm
Yeah, someone commented a while back on my old site, so I finally got it fixed before this site went live.
  • Mubashir Mawla
  • July 15, 2008
  • 10:26 pm
thx you so much i was looking for this forever and this is so simple
  • Ferry
  • November 6, 2008
  • 11:22 am
Thx, helped me out:)
  • Shadow
  • November 22, 2008
  • 6:30 am
this is cool ty !!
  • lala
  • December 12, 2008
  • 12:44 pm
Cheerss! .. thought it would've been harder than this lol, good job!
There really is creative talent in this world!
  • Ben
  • January 26, 2009
  • 5:59 pm
I followed the instructions and my tag changes color on the main screen but not in the game itself. It doesn't change when i use the code on the in-game console either.
How do I install this?
  • Michef
  • November 12, 2009
  • 2:45 pm
Ime looking for the Blood red fade color cant find it, i know its Symbols but idk witch?
  • Monkey
  • December 19, 2009
  • 9:33 am
i have a problem. I want to use white, thats ^7 normally. But not with me. Plz need help
  • ll
  • December 30, 2009
  • 12:08 pm
Thanks man
  • Emre
  • February 6, 2010
  • 5:33 am
  • annuzhka
  • November 16, 2010
  • 2:59 pm
i wrote there ^eann^muzh^cka but my name didnt go colored . why ?
  • helge lund
  • January 29, 2011
  • 2:46 pm
how you can get the numbers within a circle or square.
  • Keke
  • April 16, 2011
  • 12:08 pm
This is sooooooo cool
  • Tom A$$
  • May 5, 2011
  • 7:59 am
It was very Useful now i look more better in the game
  • Arkain
  • June 14, 2013
  • 12:30 pm
to the guy who did not get color in his name you have to do this ^$ you have to have a symbol beside it bro ^% ^# you see good luck
  • Ahmed
  • May 21, 2019
  • 2:59 pm
hmmm, ican't Login SOF2
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