From the outset of this project the idea was to ensure that the engine is as much as possible a purist build of the game. Most of the changes made to the engine were under-the-hood with a very small amount of actual visual changes. Its the perfect engine for those that are not inclined to care about having any extras like custom 32-bit texture support and other eye candy that transforms the game into something other than what was intended by the original.
Its most probably also a pretty good candidate to be used when buying Quake 2 through digital online services like Steam since the effort required to make the jump from the original to UQE Quake 2 is extremely minimal from an upgrade perspective only requiring the original fully patched PAK files and optionally also the CIN files for cinematic playback.
The full news item may be found over here:http://www.corvinstein.com/news/2013/08/uqe-quake-2
UQE Quake is downloadable from the following url:http://www.corvinstein.com/resources
If the game fails to start it may be that the machine is missing the redistributable package.Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012
At this time the binaries are not compatible with any Windows release older than Windows Vista.