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The Operative: No One Lives Forever

Windows - 2000

Alt names Никто Не Живёт Вечно, 无人永生, NOLF, Nikto Ne Zhivjot Vechno, No One Lives Forever, Wu Ren Yong Sheng
Year 2000
Platform Windows
Released in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States (2000)
Japan (2001)
Japan (2003)
Genre Action
Theme Africa, Cold War, Comedy, Europe, Motorcycle, Off-Road / Monster Truck, Regional differences, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter, Snowmobile, Spy / Espionage, Stealth
Publisher CyberFront Corporation, Fox Interactive, Inc.
Developer Monolith Productions, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
4.61 / 5 - 170 votes

Description of The Operative: No One Lives Forever

No One Lives Forever is a great FPS with many humorous quirks.

The box describes the plot better than I could: "Assume the role of Cate Archer, a beautiful but deadly Operative working for UNITY - a super secret organization fighting to free the world from the clutches of H.A.R.M."

What seems at first as a dry storyline eventually unfolds into an epic saga. NOLF's ingenuity is evident from the first level. The weapons are unique and original, and the gadgets that you will use in your missions are even more unique. Lipstick explosives, lockpicks and welding tools hidden inside barettes, belt buckle zip-lines and robotic poodles are but a few of the zany gadgets you'll use in NOLF.

Monolith certainly outdid themselves. Their mastery of the licensed LithTech engine is evident; you'll skydive from a burning jetliner, fight feisty sharks and protect a near-deaf world leader from assassination. All of this and more is surrounded by beautiful visuals and particle effects. NOLF also has a fantastic sense of humour. If you're stealthy enough, you can listen in and hear conversations that enemy sentries are saying. They'll talk about their band, all the way to their women :) This is a great addition.

However, some problems plague this game. Repetitive music is one of them. I wasn't around during the '60's, but if this is what their music sounded like, remind me to burn all my father's records :) Also, horribly long load times are also a problem. I can go upstairs, grab a Pepsi, fill it with ice, take the dog for a walk and I'll still be waiting for it to load. I'm exaggerating, but a fast PC will help.

All in all, this is a highly enjoyable first person shooter that was overlooked by the gaming populace. It should be in bargain bins (I got mine for $10) so pick it up and enjoy some campy fun. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Lol 2024-05-28 0 point

Apk fájlban is jó lenne ha lenne, android telefonokra. Imádtam ezt a játékot. 🤩

Milalfam 2024-05-01 8 points

Cate Archer rocks! This game has humor, a great storyline, awesome music, and a cast of weird and funny characters. What more could you want in a silly spy-thriller first-person shooter?

The game ran smoothly with a few patches, so a big thanks to the team for uploading and maintaining the game and its fixes, especially for the music.

The story is surprisingly good with plenty of twists and turns, so I won't spoil any of it. From outer space to deep-sea levels, there's something for every player to enjoy. Overall, it's a fantastic game. I regret waiting so long to play this one.

Larrytits32 2024-04-17 1 point

People should download the nolfrevival and check the pcgamingwiki for the "modernizer" thought, beware, it can make the game much more challenging.

Sloppy Toppy 2024-04-04 1 point

For the love of god, someone tell me how I fix the mouse. I downloaded the "Fix for innacurate mouse input" thingy but it does not work at all.

I can not look down and if I put my resolution to anything that is higher than 640px x 480px instead of my mouse being locked to the X-Axis, it gets completely sensitive and shoots down to the ground. and everytime I click mouse 2 my camera just jumps around.

I downloaded:
3DSL Version: Full package English version 916 MB
Fix for innacurate mouse input English version 74 KB

CTRLsway 2024-02-15 2 points

For anyone that cant figure out how to run this game, its really simple.

1. download the 3DSL Version, make sure you have winRAR/winZIP installed)

2. Unzip the download into a folder of your choice on your computer.

3. Launch the game using the NOLF exe file located in the folder you just downloaded

4. You will be greeted with a screen, just press play or launch whatever it says and it should then ask you about graphics, just choose the medium option.

5. The game should now launch and run with no issues!

My specs are:
Intel i7 4790
ASUS Aorus GTX 1080Ti 11GB
Corsair H100i v2
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3
32GB (4x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3)
EVGA 700W 80 Plus Gold
500GB WD Blue M.2 SSD

Free Race Freak 2023-12-30 -5 points

Ok sorry Dear Admin

Free Race Freak 2023-12-29 -11 points

Every Highest Rating Shooter back then:

Many Many Stutter and Performance Drops

Please avoid this Crap

free race freak 2023-09-22 -4 points

Ok sorry for all my Dear Myabandonware Admin.

Free Race Freak 2023-09-12 -6 points

What Sucks in this Game are Stutter

Free Race Freak 2023-08-25 -2 points

Ok Sorry for my Last Writing

This Game Sucks 2023-05-22 -4 points

You Should Play Other Lithtech Games.

mimmie 2023-05-16 -2 points

hate every game where you must Newstart

Ellerris 2023-03-23 2 points

Does anybody know how to make subtitles bigger? And where I can find Multilingual GUI for version 1.006, cause that one is better tnan 1.004 - already includes all of good mods without bugs.

VGVeteran50 2023-03-03 1 point

If you are having trouble getting this game running, remember there is a PS2 version(PCSX2) Highlight bottom screen option at Main Menu and hold down R3+L3 a lvl select menu will appear PS2 version only.

Ashley 2022-10-19 9 points

It's painful to see games like this being abandoned and forgotten, those who have not played this game don't know what they are missing.....

Devoxer 2022-09-11 5 points

If ever there is a game series deserving of either a remake or reboot, its this one.

Alt Guy 2022-05-13 0 point

If your getting black screen underwater it's because of an Intel Graphics issue but don't worry its very is to fix by using this link:
Follow the instructions and the game should be up and running smoothly
It fixes a lot of issues and makes the game better in general.
And there is a patch for Nolf 2 if you want it just look in this link: Bye

Dr. Schnellinger 2022-02-28 -2 points

I like the games of this page, but damn, the downloads are so slow. I can download faster from Mega or Mediafire.

Matthew 2022-01-15 1 point

When I go underwater, everything goes black. So the mission "A Tenuous Lead" is where I stop.

Babydoll 2021-11-16 0 point

Files in The "Music CD from GOTY" are corrupted. Please Re-Upload the Music CD.

Original game missing missions. 2021-07-30 17 points

Get the full game from here. It is fully patched with wide screen support and works on Windows 10. It is also Game of the year edition which has extra missions that the original doesn't include. You can also get the 2nd game from here.

Apok 2021-01-20 -1 point

I played without problems until the tricycle mime chase in India. No matter what I do, at the end of the level it won't load the next one and I'm stuck. Which is sad.

hellp 2020-12-25 1 point

everything blacks out when i dive in water

orion98 2020-08-16 4 points

Multilingual GUI (7 languages) + mods Widescreen + No-CD + MODERNIZER 1.006 ver.3.1
Download HERE ( 27 Mb )

NOLF Voice acting: English, French, German, Russian
Download HERE ( 448 Mb ) MD5: 363525D2AC0B53BD2810AA54C53D3B79

GoldenWolfe 2020-07-18 1 point

If you want it to run on modern systems heres an short and easy guide.

First when you download it go to compability and set it to XP service pack 2.

Go to your Driver settings and limit fps to 60 (since engine gets really buggy when it gets on higher framerate than that)

Download dgVoodoo 2 which is software that emulates older grapichs cards and its really easy to use. Heres an quick tutorial how to use it on any game that you want to run on win 10:

Heres an download link

And you are pretty much set to go.

Eltra 2019-09-23 3 points

For those wondering how the f**k to install this (and NOLF2, same way applies) here's a step by step on installing this game.
1) Download the files here. I will be using the GOTY edition as that's the one I used and installed.
2) Download this free software called "Alcohol Portable" ( this will help install the game and is VERY IMPORTANT. I will refer this to AP from now on.
3) Extract the game files.
4) Move the files to AP and on NOLF disc 1, right clip and click on "Mount-on Device"
5) go to file explorer and go to This Pc and you will find the icon for NOLF. Click it and it will start the download/installation.
6) Wait till it states that it needs disc 2. Alt+Tab to AP and do the same for NOLF disc 2. Go back to the inhalation page and find where the icon is. (Hard to explain but will make sense what I mean.
7) Wait till finishes. If it tells you to restart your PC, do it.
8) Profit.

Hope you found this guide helpful. GLHF.

eiderdaus 2019-06-17 0 point

cant install this game, because Revival sucks

ghostkiller 2019-06-09 0 point

awesome game today i will be thankful this person who made this awesome game

Booga 2019-01-28 1 point

THX, great game & regret throwing out the cd's long ago.
i could have made a copy & sold the used cd's these days for the same price new games go for. i regret getting rid of many of my old games

XIII 2018-12-27 0 point

Dear all, I am still waiting any person to tell me how i can install this game.

ANON1 2018-09-05 1 point

Normal installation still requires Disc 2 to be in CD-ROM.

vardaan 2017-12-30 1 point

warning : any one who wants to play this game have a daring heart

Data Priest 2017-04-25 0 point

This game was so refreshing when it came out. Colourfull and funny, but still a hardcore shooter.

valiantfan771 2017-04-24 1 point

I have antivirus AVAST and its says that the "NO-CD" fix have "FileRepMetagen" virus.
It is safe to install this fix or is it really infected?
Thanks for respond

Anagnostis79 2017-04-20 2 points

Ok, i just registered, just to comment on this gem. I had finished both this and NOLF2 back in the day and just adored them. Best sense of style ever !!! Thank you so much for this, i am really touched. I have been trying to buy a copy for years and it is just not available anymore !! Thanks guys!

Mike 2016-08-12 -2 points

How do you install this game? Does it need to be burned to a cd?

DaviCis 2016-07-20 1 point

I was to young for the game, so glad that I can play it now!
It works on Win10 perfect for me.
(Sometime I get some laggs when I change the gadgets.)
I am just few hours into the game but love it already. Sad that I wasn't able to play it earlier.

ZeroX 2016-04-26 2 points

great game with funny gags.

Fish 2016-03-29 -2 points

Great game. It's like every James Bond movie rolled into one (or maybe 2, since there's a sequel). I used magicdisc to run it and it works fine

Guts 2016-03-20 0 point

my all time favorite game

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Windows Version

Download3DSL Version
Full package English version 916 MB
DownloadISO Version GOTY English version 726 MB

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Various files to help you run The Operative: No One Lives Forever, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

FixFix for innacurate mouse input English version 74 KB MiscMusic CD from GOTY version English version 315 MB ModMap Pack English version 9 MB

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