Quake 2 is another classic from id software.

While not modded quite as much as it's predecessor or Q3A, it is still a blast to play and the mod's on offer are bundles of fun. Just step into Quake 2 Rocket Arena, armed with the new and almighty rocket and rail gun and you will be gibbing for hours on end.

If you dig fast paced action, then load up the good ole Quake 2, fire up a mod or two and have some fun!

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For the last month and a half i have been investing a lot of time and efforts in the development and testing of this mod. Hexen, perhaps, is my LEGO, but Quake II is my star-crossed game. For years i have been displeased with either its OpenGL renderers or its sound design - and while pondering which one is worse - i could not enjoy the ultra-polished, top notch gameplay, that i knew Quake II had right from the start.

Many years forward, and someone told me: "hey - what you are looking for - is there, and in several iterations, to say the least!". New software renderers, which gave great detail and incredibly vivid, rich with rusted-metal-shades presentation of the game's universe (as opposed to OpenGL's plastic-bag-over-monitor-shtick) - and there was colored lighting too! In software! And way way better looking than any
of those so-called "advanced" ports with so-called"HD" textures. After testing it for 2 minutes - i was already hooked for life. For me it was a direct time-travel back to 1997 - and this time, i had the right tools in my hand, and i knew what my next step should be...

...to cure the other black plague of Quake II - its abhorrent sound design. And so i went into action, working on it daily: envisioning, designing, refining and testing all the new sounds for Quake II, using every imaginable resource i could think of. But i also had a secret ace up my sleeve: every sound i divided into sub-segments.

For example: rocket launcher sound segments - 1)ignition 2)explosion 3)missile flight 4)ammunition feed 5)booster FX - five different micro-parts for one sound, which i would then mix up in a recording software. With this approach i got to some really neat and very powerful effects. 90% of the new SFX are made EXACTLY in this manner.

The mod also provides two alternate music sets - both for Quake II original campaign and Reckoning / Ground Zero mission packs. Quake II set consists of traditional heavy metal and some ambient tracks.
Mission packs use softer sound, hard rock with some atmospheric touches and more ambient tracks. If you have always wondered how Quake II would sound in a full metal blaze of guns and proper oldschool glory - look no further: this interstellar war is already here.

The best part is not even the mod, - it's the ETA: 16.9.2020 That's right - less than a week away!

Quake 2 Retexture and Relight Progress #1

Quake 2 Retexture and Relight Progress #1

Quake 2 Retexture Project 15 comments

Quake 2 Retexture and Relight Progress #1. Here are some screenshots from actual levels with new textures and new lighting.

Adjusted metalness materials

Adjusted metalness materials

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Testing metallness masks. Not so bad but....

Realtime reflections for player weapon

Realtime reflections for player weapon

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Screen place local reflections for player weapon. Early alpha test (no tuned materials, etc).

New fullscreen flash blend effect

New fullscreen flash blend effect

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As you know, taking objects (taking damage, and other effects) was accompanied by full-screen illumination of the desired color.

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Q2HM v1.4 lite

Q2HM v1.4 lite

Quake II : Heavy Metal (Q2HM) Full Version

This is like the complete version's little brother: everything is the same, but - without the alternate soundtracks.

Quake II: Heavy Metal (Q2HM) v1.4 - full version

Quake II: Heavy Metal (Q2HM) v1.4 - full version

Quake II : Heavy Metal (Q2HM) Full Version 2 comments

This is the full version of the mod: a complete heavy metal experience. Rock on with melodic shred-guitar and powerful riffs as you blast Strogg legions...

K-CD December 2001 CD-Rom

K-CD December 2001 CD-Rom

Demo

This is..A strange disk, It came with the December 2001 issue of a Danish gaming magazine by Bonnier Publishing, Included are demos of Quake II, Half-Life...

PC Accelerator September 1998 CD-Rom

PC Accelerator September 1998 CD-Rom

Demo

This is the CD-Rom that came with the first ever issue of the PC Gaming magazine PC Accelerator, Included is Worldcraft 1.6 (for Half-Life map editing...

Qoole For Quake

Qoole For Quake

Mapping Tool

This..Is Qoole For Quake, by Lithium Software from 1997, Quake Objected Oriented Level Editor or QOOLE is the follow up to Q.E.D. II, Contained in this...

q2xp 1.26.9 update 1

q2xp 1.26.9 update 1

quake2xp Patch 25 comments

*fix crash on non avx cpu *fix save-load game menu crash *add quick save-load line in to menu *add mods menu (place info.md with description in to yor...

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CyborgParrot
CyborgParrot

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I wish there were Quake 2 Source Ports that focused on improving/expanding upon the modding capabilities like Quakespasm and Darkplaces for Quake 1 do instead of just trying to make the Game look more modern and pretty.

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Artman2004
Artman2004

Whoa! What's with the downvotes?

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ShadowArm
ShadowArm

Modern source ports does that, its simply the lack of Good interested mappers in that since Q2 uses only Strogg Techbase, unlike Q1 that is varied, also Units.

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sungjem_jamir
sungjem_jamir

Is there a mod where we can spawn friendly Marines to fight alongside us?

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VoivoD
VoivoD

Probably sometime it will be done in Rampage mod.

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Avoozl
Avoozl

Quake II is probably the best game in the series.

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Guest
Guest

Has anyone got the original nohud.zip that was available on Quake2Cafe?

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Trav2276
Trav2276

Is there a mod for Quake 2 so that weapons and shields aren't rotating in midair?

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VoivoD
VoivoD

We could add it in Rampage ;).

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redgrape404
redgrape404

say, I got a question.

Is there a way to implement a scoring system into Quake 2?

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VoivoD
VoivoD

We have this in Rampage.

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An excellent Single player FPS
This is my first quake, i play it when i was ten years old.
I still remember when i blown up an enforcer's head. My onli reaction was scream IT STILL ALIVE!!! and the rest was just shoot to his dead body xD
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