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Vortex Quake 2 is an Action-RPG for Quake 2! The first playable version of it was release in 1999 and here we are, still going strong!

Kill players and monsters for experience to earn levels. Every level you recieve ability and weapon points. Use points to get unique abilities and upgrade your weapons! Become a tank, spawn monsters to fight for you, or deploy devices to aid you in battle! With 11 classes and 100+ abilities, there is NEVER a dull moment in Vortex!

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If you came here wondering why there hasn't been an update in... forever, I'll explain. Before version 4.3, there was a lot of demand from the community that I add new content. The main problem is that major updates obviously take time. I spent at least a hundred hours of development time creating and testing/debugging the new content. When 4.3 was finally released, everyone was happy to try it out, but then criticism came. I worked on minor updates to address these concerns as best I could, but--inexplicably--almost the entire player-base disappeared overnight. To say it was disheartening is an understatement. I always promised that I would work on Vortex as long as I had players, but when everyone left, I saw little reason to stick around.

Flash forward to today. My player-base is still gone. I've been busy with work/"Real Life"(tm), but I thought I would throw out one last update. An old-time player called version 4.3 "Sporetex" because spores were overpowered. This update will hopefully correct that (and a few other things).

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v4.317
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** Reduced obstacle addon health to 150 (from 250)
** Reduced maximum spore count to 3 (from 4)
** Reduced spore addon health to 10 (from 20)
** Reduced spore addon damage to 15 (from 25)
** Fixed divide by zero bug in vrxinfo menu (hit percent and frag percent)

We have created an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Vortex contact list over here:
Vortex.planetquake.gamespy.com

The idea is to allow all Vortex players to communicate in real-time to help organize games. It wasn't practical when we had hundreds of players, but with such a small player base it might be the only way to avoid playing alone. I have joined the list and I ask you to do the same. It would also help if you try to find at least one other person in your gaming group to try Vortex. They can download the whole game and comprehensive guides in just a few clicks. Please help Vortex by restoring our player base! Thanks for your support.

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After god knows how many years at PlanetQuake, I've decided to give ModDB a try in an effort to draw new players to this mod. If you've never heard about...

Vortex Quake 2: Getting Started Guide

Vortex Quake 2: Getting Started Guide

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This guide should get you started playing Vortex Quake 2. It is by no means comprehensive, so visit our website (www.planetquake.com/vortex) or message...

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Quake 2 Vortex Full Install

Quake 2 Vortex Full Install

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This is the Quake 2 demo with R1Q2 and the Vortex client files.

Vortex Quake 2: Standard Client Download

Vortex Quake 2: Standard Client Download

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If you already have Quake 2, here's the mod files (and some maps). Just extract to your Quake 2 installation directory and then connect to a server. Any...

Vortex Quake 2: Ability (skill) Descriptions Guide

Vortex Quake 2: Ability (skill) Descriptions Guide

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This guide explains all of Vortex's abilities. You may also want to download the Getting Started guide if you are new to this game.

Vortex Quake 2: Quick-Start Guide

Vortex Quake 2: Quick-Start Guide

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This PDF explains everything you need to know to play Vortex Quake 2. You may also want to download the ability descriptions guide that explains what...

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bubnovde
bubnovde

Does anyone has the sources?

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Doggicus
Doggicus

Vortex chilean server is up! you all are welcome to play it.

186.105.20.71:27910

if you have any question, this is my mail dcaceres129@gmail.com

See you guys!

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Doggicus
Doggicus

The ip changed! this is the new ip:
186.105.104.244:27910

Discord channel:
Discord.gg

See you there!

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gnear
gnear

project is now dead, thanks for not release source or server files so the entire history and mod is now in the nether, and gone forever.

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bubnovde
bubnovde

How come the sources were not released if q2 source files are licensed under GPL?..

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Doggicus
Doggicus

I did it!! i made a new gamex86.dll for everyone that would like to bring up a vortex server. Im not a programmer nor c++ pro, so when i tried to get my server up, i couldnt see the map votelist and the skins werent enforced, or change between modes, but at least is playable, so we have vortex again guys.

this is the dll.

Github.com

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Guest
Guest

i just need the gamex86dll to bring a server up, but i cant seem to find it

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marleq
marleq

Man I miss this mod. Nearly 20 years later and I've still yet to find another game that I can enjoy myself in anywhere near as much as I did with Vortex. GHz, I truly miss your wonderful creation and I am so very sorry that we as a playerbase were so quick to dismiss the game we cherished (though I was on a gaming hiatus for quite a while and returned to essentislly find the community I loved non-existent, perhaps thats why after so many years it still hurts so bad). I want to let you know how thankful I am for giving me the opportunity to play the greatest game I've ever played, and for the opportunity to be part of what was, an extremely rich community. I end up back here often hoping something will change only to end up heartbroken with an incurable nostalgia again. I miss you, vortexers, and man do I miss Vortex!

-marle

P.s. - anyone that's interested in getting back in touch please send me a private message on here, or follow the facebook profile I've linked to this account (or simply search for Jeremy Terry of Ohio via facebook).

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whyss
whyss

Guest 14mins ago
Yup good old times, I vividly remember how awesome it was when Talents were first introduced, the awesome CTF games, wacky unique runes and crazy Apprentice builds like nova, amp damage + bless swordfighter :) ah the sweet memories of my childhood.

Shoutout to GHZ, Archer (who had a leading role in the talent system), Yun & Cruel (nice custom maps) and all the awesome players: Sauron, Orge, greg (Nice App builds), you :) (I think you used to play weapon master alot?)

I used to play as Gaara (mage), Brainpower (poltergeist), Vortex/Vrx (apprentice) Delacroix (Engineer) & many other chars which I don't remember anymore.

Add me on steam: steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198000750035/

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