Formerly the "QUAKE 2 Engine", with pioneering innovation in 3D environments, a few of id Tech 2's most notable features were out-of-the-box support for OpenGL hardware-accelerated graphics (in addition to the traditional software renderer), and colored lighting effects. Games created on this engine technology include QUAKE II, Hexen II, Heretic II, Sin, Soldier Of Fortune, Half-Life, Kingpin and Anachronox.

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About Quake 2 with 4 comments by Saliva on Jul 30th, 2014

After my previous released Hexen II map, I decided to start working on a map for Quake II. I chose to use a custom texture set which I believe really matches the Quake II enviroment. So far I've been able to make the first area of the map along with a nice base entrance.

Here are some early development screenshots:

The main entrance to the base. The player will can figure out a way to turn off the lasers and have early access to some goodies...

...or enter through the sewer system with a few nasty surprises along the way.

This is the area where the player starts. Unfortunalely, the crash of your pod made sure that the enemy is alerted to your presence.


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Dukenukem1234 Feb 27 2014, 1:54am says:

Some one make duke nukem 1998 on the quake 2 engine plz I beg I played the build engine one and that was amazing some one plx make a remake.

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ShouldBeNew Jan 4 2014, 12:26pm says:

Half-Life 1 wasn't made with id Tech 2 but it was made with GoldSource. Why is that saying in the description?

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Elitesse Jan 21 2014, 7:55pm replied:

Because GoldSource is based on the Id Tech 2 engine. That's why Half Life is listed in the description. If you compare the two engines they are very similar!

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XaeroX Jan 29 2014, 3:19am replied:

Goldsource is based on Quake engine. Period.

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Elitesse Mar 9 2014, 5:53pm replied:

Quake Engine is Id Tech 2. Id Tech 1 was the Doom engine. Understand?

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thatguy4377 Nov 29 2012, 3:07pm says:

How the **** do I download this?!

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doomguy668 Nov 28 2011, 11:09am says:

what engine that valve made half life beta?

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Juniez Feb 16 2012, 11:19pm replied:

modified quake 1 engine

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bayo Dec 12 2010, 5:05am replied:
id Tech 2 is the engine of Quake 2.
(prefix it with ftp : // i can't post URL ATM)

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Great Engine with Great games built from them. Set the par for along time along with spawning of fantastic games. This engine has held its self against many other engines at the time of the release and even now. 7/10

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