Get Quake II for Free

Quake II is now available for free through the Bethesda Launcher as part of Bethesda's and id Software's thank you to those who helped them raise more than $30,000 for charity during QuakeCon. The first-person shooter sequel will be free to keep as long as you pick up your copy between now and Saturday at noon EDT. Then on Monday they will complete their giveaway by offering Quake III Arena for free for 72 hours.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 12, 2020, 20:45
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 12, 2020, 20:45
Aug 12, 2020, 20:45
 
I fired up the launcher, checked my library, and viola it was there.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 12, 2020, 20:50
Cram
 
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Aug 12, 2020, 20:50
 Cram
 
one of the greatest sp fps ever! and all the mp mods weren't too bad either
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 12, 2020, 21:02
RaZ0r!
 
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Aug 12, 2020, 21:02
 RaZ0r!
 
Q2Lithium II w/hook rail only instagib all night long baby
I pwnz j00!
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 12, 2020, 21:51
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 12, 2020, 21:51
Aug 12, 2020, 21:51
 
man.. in 1997 i was playing Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack... from my dorm room in the AF.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 12, 2020, 21:56
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 12, 2020, 21:56
Aug 12, 2020, 21:56
 
Anybody happen to know if the gamma slider of the Bethesda version of Hexen II works? Because it doesn't work on the Steam version.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 12, 2020, 22:21
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 12, 2020, 22:21
Aug 12, 2020, 22:21
 
Who here doesn't already own a copy of this game for the past 2 decades?

For those that don't know there's 2 great mods:
https://www.moddb.com/mods/quake-2-xp
or
https://www.moddb.com/mods/berserkerquake2

Both have impressive effects and graphic enhancements. I'd say Quake2xp is closer to the original look, just waay prettier. Beserker looks great too but is darker in general.

Either way you can't go wrong.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 12, 2020, 22:25
Ant
 
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 12, 2020, 22:25
Aug 12, 2020, 22:25
 Ant
 
fakespyder wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 22:21:
Who here doesn't already own a copy of this game for the past 2 decades?

For those that don't know there's 2 great mods:
https://www.moddb.com/mods/quake-2-xp
or
https://www.moddb.com/mods/berserkerquake2

Both have impressive effects and graphic enhancements. I'd say Quake2xp is closer to the original look, just waay prettier. Beserker looks great too but is darker in general.

Either way you can't go wrong.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 12, 2020, 23:48
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 12, 2020, 23:48
Aug 12, 2020, 23:48
 
Cool. More abuse of the "FREE" word.

It's not free if we're forced to use a launcher we don't want to use.

Not only forced to use your launcher, but to jump through all the hoops in that process, and forced to attach ourselves, as an account, to your database of accounts.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 00:18
Ant
 
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 00:18
Aug 13, 2020, 00:18
 Ant
 
deqer wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 23:48:
Cool. More abuse of the "FREE" word.

It's not free if we're forced to use a launcher we don't want to use.

Not only forced to use your launcher, but to jump through all the hoops in that process, and forced to attach ourselves, as an account, to your database of accounts.
Yep, that's the catch.

I hope I can download, copy the game datas, and use third party binaries to play the games on any computer and OS.

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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 00:42
Slick
 
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 00:42
Aug 13, 2020, 00:42
 Slick
 
RaZ0r! wrote:
Q2Lithium II w/hook rail only instagib all night long baby

Man after my own heart with those words.... bless you sir *tear* (assuming you're male)
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 00:56
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 00:56
Aug 13, 2020, 00:56
 
Easier and more useful just to buy it on Steam for $1.50 .
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 00:57
Ant
 
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 00:57
Aug 13, 2020, 00:57
 Ant
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 00:56:
Easier and more useful just to buy it on Steam for $1.50 .
But it's not free.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 02:33
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 02:33
Aug 13, 2020, 02:33
 
Didnt they release a ray-traced version of this game like 6 months ago? Or was that just a demo?
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 03:14
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 03:14
Aug 13, 2020, 03:14
 
I didn't even know they also had their own launcher. Quake][ really was awesome back in the day though. Probably still awesome now but I have old sucky reflexes now instead of young spry reflexes.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 04:27
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 04:27
Aug 13, 2020, 04:27
 Wolfen
 
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 02:33:
Didnt they release a ray-traced version of this game like 6 months ago? Or was that just a demo?

Quake 2 RTX on steam.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 05:05
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 05:05
Aug 13, 2020, 05:05
 Flo
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 21:51:
man.. in 1997 i was playing Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack... from my dorm room in the AF.
Don't know why but I connect the Quake 2 Test Release to Natalie Imbruglia - Torn Beam
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 05:21
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 05:21
Aug 13, 2020, 05:21
 
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 02:33:
Didnt they release a ray-traced version of this game like 6 months ago? Or was that just a demo?
I think you need to have the game data to play the full game as the download of the RTX version only shipped with the shareware game data. Don't have an RTX card so I don't know for sure. Berserker Q2 looks nice enough on my GTX 1060. I wish someone would release high-detail model pack for the enemy characters to use with the mod.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 06:01
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 06:01
Aug 13, 2020, 06:01
 
I tried the RTX version, worked surprisingly well on my system (RTX 2060) but there was a huge problem which made it unplayable for me. For some reason they messed up the input latency and there was no fix at the time. Any single key or mouse press was terribly laggy, somewhere along the line of 100-200ms at least....Has anyone tried it lately, did they maybe fix that shit in the meantime?

Okay, just googled it for a bit. No fix for this.
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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 06:26
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Aug 13, 2020, 06:26
 
- Quake 1 to this day with the Darkplaces engine, is beautiful specially the non tech levels, great gameplay, excellent expansions, and amazing campaign mods (Arcane Dimensions, etc, etc, etc, go to www.quaddicted.com, tons of high rated SP maps)
Fans going strong with non-stop new maps releasing often.

- But Quake 2, though excellent in multiplayer, has a joke SP action.
Enemies that run around instead of shooting you, or stand rooted to the ground.
One enemy behind every previsible corner as expected.
Hidden doors with enemy in un-aired closets that spent all day there just waiting for you.
Fuzzy faces, samey corridors, go there and back and get lost and repeat gameplay.
Boring.
Fans' works basically died rapidly years ago.

- No wonder Quake 3 had no single player campaign.

I preferred even the Juggernaut Quake 2 crappy campaign total conversion for better, more interesting gameplay, warts and all, specially in later maps.

A couple weeks ago played Quake 2, couldnt't finish it, hated every dumb game decision.
Doggedly, finished Quake II The Reckoning expansion, boooring.
Should try Ground Zero again, don't remember much.

I suppose there are good SP levels, but the base mechanics will be the same poor mix.


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Re: Get Quake II for Free
Aug 13, 2020, 08:34
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Re: Get Quake II for Free Aug 13, 2020, 08:34
Aug 13, 2020, 08:34
 El Pit
 
Or you could get the Quake games completely launcher-free from GOG.

Just sayin'.
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