Although most people suggest using source ports for certain things, I tend to like the way Vanilla Quake 2 looks instead, but yet I still wanted widescreen support and music without the CD.
Well this is something for those people who want it!
I do not care nor will bother with comments with things like "yeah well sourceport x is way better" or "why not take advantage of sourceport y's features such as custom menus n' blah?"
All this little Self extracting Archive will do is extract the necessary things to enable these features in a very minimal way to keep things as Vanilla as possible:
- Update Quake 2 to Knightmare's Unofficial v3.24 Quake 2 (<=- THIS IS NOT KMQUAKE2)
- Set Default Resolution to 1280x720 (720p)
- Allow other Widescreen modes
- Setup no-CD music
This will also regardless if you have them or not, install everything needed for the mission packs for Quake 2 as well.
Here is the link for this tool:http://www.mediafire.com/download/grjaxayjay267p7/ShamHawke's_Lazy_Quake_2_Patcher.exe
Just set the install path to the Quake 2 folder in your Steamapps/common folder. It should be set to install INSIDE Quake 2 folder, it will not make its own Quake 2 folder!
I would like to thank Knightmare and the community that still keep Quake 2 at least a little bit active, for we wouldn't have the soundtracks or these nice tweaks that help us enjoy Quake 2 today.
*Update: This post has been made into a guide for easier finding, under the same name as the post title.
And please, to avoid me getting flamed for a possible mistake you may have made using this, PLEASE back up your config's for your controls n' such if you REALLY care about them that much, some people are really picky about their controls and don't really want to re-do their controls over.If your Quake 2 or mission pack launches but does not show up on screen but you can see the taskbar button and hear the music, force close it, go to the specific game (whether it be baseq2, xatrix or rouge folders) and delete the config.cfg file. Then relaunch the game, it should work.