The main goal of this mod - make new textures as much as possible close to original but with new shaders and 2K resolution. (from scratch using Substance texture software)
The mod has PBR materials (it used in all games u see today) for Quake 2. It has Albedo, Roughness, Metallic and Emissive. The mod also provide new lighting color which is fair to original.

All textures, materials made from scratch.


If you love the original style and color pallet of Quake 2 and want to play the game with TRUE HD Textures - that mod is for you. I will try to make new textures as soon as i have free time and passion. At this moment i have already remade about 200 textures.

This mod works properly ONLY with Quake 2 RTX.



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Today i want to discuss some difficulties during texturing process over the Quake 2 retexture. I spent already so much time and tried different approaches for making new textures for Quake 2...

The first one was - high poly modeling sheets inside 3dsmax. Then baking it to quad plane and then texturing in Substance Painter. It actually worked but after some time i realized that this pipeline is too time consuming and not professional at all.

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The second one - making heightmaps (it generates all main maps like normals, curvature and ao) inside Substance Designer which i should use from right from the start. It has flexibility and keeps stable results, easy to change, much faster for making tileable textures. When you learn how to work in the Designer (may be hard at the start) - you will gain so much after. I already have library with all possible shapes and forms which could be seen on original Quake 2 textures. By playing with it i can make new textures much faster.

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After Quake 2 RTX release i realized that i should work with it primarily cause it has full PBR and ray traced lighting method.

Though even RTX build has PBR, differencies between Substance rendering and game engine still present. Even when you are happy with what you see in Painter - it not guarantee same visuals in the game.

That`s why i am trying to develop master materials - something like BASE material that will suit Quake 2 art style and make all other textures from this. It will help me a lot to make retexture much faster and whats more important - keep consistency overall.

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The material is a smart material inside Substance. It has basic metal, grunge, rust, dust. It is still in development, but when i will be happy with end result - all progress will gain a lot of speed and all struggle will gone.

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At this moment almost every single one texture throughout 3 first levels of Quake 2 is done. It means that first beta release is not too far. Of course, people who have not RTX cards will sadge... but i will convert all textures also for Quake 2 XP engine. (but this release will be not so soon).

Quake 2 RTX - PBR Textures

Quake 2 RTX - PBR Textures

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Quake 2 RTX - PBR Materials. New reworked textures with original design for Quake 2.

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diolator Creator
diolator - - 309 comments

Configured macros which shows texture name in crosshair in game. That little thing will help a lot!

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brazzjazz
brazzjazz - - 56 comments

Glad to see you're back!

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AmericanCaesar
AmericanCaesar - - 49 comments

Glad to see progress is being made on this. It's looking really great so far :)

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domjam
domjam - - 68 comments

I guess its dead...what a shame this looked so ****** dope

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diolator Creator
diolator - - 309 comments

its not dead. i am back

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domjam
domjam - - 68 comments

fantastic.

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Guest
Guest - - 692,932 comments

So, I read you accidently deleted all your files - does that mean this is never going to get released? Sucks too cause the pics look fantastic... :(

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diolator Creator
diolator - - 309 comments

I managed to restore all textures and development is on.

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deeppurple1968
deeppurple1968 - - 8 comments

Привет! Есть ли продвижение к релизу?

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domjam
domjam - - 68 comments

any news?

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