This is a graphical mod developed by a russian modder called Berserker. It's an active project since 2008. The mods purpose is to enchange Quake2's graphics.
Contains all files, including high-resolution textures and level relights, updated to version 1.44.
Extract the provided archive to your "\steamapps\common\Quake 2" directory. Launch the game using Berserker.exe.
Playing Ground Zero or The Reckoning
To Play Ground Zero: Launch the Berserker.exe using the "+set net_compatibility 1" and "+set game rogue" launch parameters.
To Play The Reckoning: Launch the Berserker.exe using the "+set net_compatibility 1" and "+set game xatrix" launch parameters.
Q: When playing Ground Zero or The Reckoning expansion content, enemies and/or movable entities such as elevators are missing.
A: You must launch the game using the "+set net_compatibility 1" and "+set game rogue" or "+set game xatrix" launch parameters. Then start a game using Multiplayer -> Start Rogue Server or Multiplayer -> Start Xatrix Server. You can save and load games using the "sv_save" and "sv_load" commands.
Q: Weapons seem to fire faster and rockets move more quickly than I remember.
A: The mod increases weapon re-fire rate and rocket speed by default. This is to speed up multiplayer matches, but can throw off the balance of single-player. To disable this, you may change the settings located under Game -> Options -> Game Flags -> Haste Mode / Fast Rockets.
Q: What are these flying cubes and why are they shooting dead bodies? Why are there invisible enemies stalking me? Why are enemies re-spawning?
A: Each of these behaviors, plus a great deal more options, may be modified under the Game -> Options menu.
Q: The HUD is too big / too small!
A: Settings related to the HUD can be found under Video -> On Screen Info in the main menu.
Q: My screen resolution is not listed in the video options menu.
A: The available screen resolutions may be altered by editing the 'modelist.txt' file, which may be found in the same directory as the 'Berserker.exe' executable file. Simply replace one of the custom mode resolutions with your desired resolution and you will find that resolution listed in the video options menu.
If you experience any issues feel free to inquire in the comments.
The latest version may always be found at Berserker@Quake2.