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Anime Is there any mod that makes Quake 2 not suck?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by catfood, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    This already looks better than nuDOOM and all the other modern shooters.

    Man I'd kill if the Dark Engine games (Thief) would be able to get such a raytracing treatment.
     
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  3. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Quake 2 is shit ! soundtrack is 80% of the game,play DOOM or Quake 1 instead.
     
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  4. catfood AGAIN

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    Yep, that was my conclusion as well.
     
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  5. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Quake 2 is Quake 2, I don't think it's horrible but it is what it is, namely an (at the time) impressive-looking, slow, rather easy and pretty bland FPS, especially when compared to god-tier shooters like Doom, Quake 1, Blood and Unreal. There are no mods that can fix that. That being said, I'd still much rather replay Quake 2 (with Yamagi) over the latest Ubisoft or Fake ID popamole.

    Just play Kingpin or Sin instead if you want to play a better id Tech 2 shooter. SoF is cool too.
    If you are a nerd who's into story-rich fantasy settings and can stomach third-person games you could play Heretic 2 too, I guess. I was never a fan but it is one of the best looking Quake 2 engine games.

    Play Blood 2 on normal or highest skill if you want a truly horrible FPS of the era. (Re)Play the first Episode of Blood 1 first for added effect. That's pretty much what I did when it came out. I was hyped for the sequel after having read many previews in magazines and then I played it with Blood 1 very fresh in my memory:

    :abyssgazer:


    I recently played Blood and Death Wish back to back using NBlood and Fresh Supply (for co-op and MP) and had a blast. Then one day I was in a fabulously optimistic mood and I installed Blood 2 with dgVoodoo and the Extra Crispy mod which alters the gameplay to make it more similar to Blood 1 and fixes a ton of bugs but it was still too garbage for me to play more than 2 levels.


    Civvie's Blood 2 video's reminded me of that experience and they really cracked me up
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    The nightmare continues:
     
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    I still can't understand how Blood 2 can be so fucking shit.
     
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    That, and Shogo almost bankrupted Monolith, if it wasn't for NOLF that put them back on track.
     
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  8. Viata Arcane

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    Only to see them becoming shit again now. :negative:
     
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  9. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Because it was pushed out of the door by the publisher long before it was ready.

    Or as Civvie put it so well in his playthrough:
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  10. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    More details here:
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/quake-ii-rtx-june-6-release-date/

     
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    It's interesting as a tech demo, but that's about it. Modern effects on low-poly models and low-res textures will always look like shit.
    Those fucking "chrome plated" parts on the guns are also terrible.

    I like this, though:
    Photoshopping screenshots built in an a feature. What will they think of next?
     
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    Protip:

    Just play Unreal and UT.
     
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    Quake 2 in a nutshell.
     
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    Funny how the RTX version makes the game looks so bright people might think you are playing Mario.
     
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    But this looks worse.
     
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    Not to say I would prefer this to the original lighting, which had much more consideration of atmosphere and gameplay put into it, but I think dynamic lights and shadows (however they're achieved) actually do in a way work with levels like in Quake or other older shooters in a more interesting way than in modern games, as the angular geometry lends itself better to interplay of light and shadow and light sources are usually artificial.
     
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  17. RickOmbo Learned

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    Have you tried nostalgia googles?
     
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    I disagree with that.

    While there are some nuggets of coolness in Blood 2 the whole thing just sucks on the conceptual level. You just cannot set Blood in mildly futuristic setting with big bad corporashun, with sci-fi-ish teleportation and other dimensions trying to explain away the horror stuff from the original and expect it to work out. It won't.

    Blood 2 sucks for much the same reasons SW prequels suck, and it couldn't have been fixed short of starting over from the beginning for much the same reasons. The problem isn't that it's ugly, sucky and unfinished. The problem is that it's a bland flavourless crap down to its very core.

    As for Q2, it really could have been a much better game (in SP) if it was stronger mechanically. It would never have been brilliant, because Carmack might be a brilliant programmer, but he has zero fucking imagination or flair to be a game designer, but it could have been a competent and fun (if a bit dull) shootan if only its mechanics played to the strengths of its concept.
    As it is it's mostly mediocre all over.
     
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  19. geNia Barely Literate

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    Guys, I know this is off topic, but please help me find an old Quake 2 mod that I played as a kid. All I remember from it is that you start in a cave flooded by lava and you need to walk (or jump, I can't remember) on platforms to proceed. The first enemy you encounter is two Flyers and also there was an enemy that behaved and sounded like a Berserker, but looked differently.
     
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    It looks absolutely disgusting. The bright sunlight destroys what little atmosphere Quake 2 had.
     
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    So what did they do, just turn RTX on and let it rip like that, without even bothering to maintain the atmosphere of the original?

    Lmao.
     
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    Its not bad but it really doesnt fit with that bright light and polished floors. It looks like some mythical Elven city.
     
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    Quake 2 already looks better in software mode so that's really not necessary.
     
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    FYI, lowering the resolution to 720p and disabling Global Illumination makes the game run fairly well on non-RTX hardware, and it still looks very sweet. Worth a try.
     
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