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Quake II is 15 Years Old Today
Dan
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Brisbane, Queensland
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The official Bethesda Blog has reminded us that today marks the 15th anniversary of the 1997 PC launch of Quake II, the Strogg-ladden sequel to id Software's genre-defining multiplayer first person shooter.
Celebrating the affair, id Software’s Tim Willits shared some fun facts about the game:
  • Only three artists made all the 2D and 3D art for the entire game.
  • One of the original suggested names for QUAKE II was WOR, but the game’s fast-paced, tactile feel felt closer to a QUAKE game than a new franchise.
  • ‘The Edge’ (Tim’s favorite deathmatch level in QUAKE II or any other game), has over 50 trick jumps possible in the map. Tim only designed two of them, and the rest were discovered by the QUAKE II community.
Later today, Tim plans to celebrate by taking these QUAKE action figures out of the display case and reenacting his favorite moments from the game.
Happy birthday old friend.

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thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10557 posts
Never played it! Played heaps of 1 and 3. I even had an official copy of it somehow! And I've got it again now on Steam - still haven't played.
12:53pm 07/12/12 Permalink
CubanPete
Brisbane, Queensland
64 posts
Ctf on the powerup server was some darn good times!
01:22pm 07/12/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3232 posts
Was too young to play this but used to watch and help my dad play. Controls he used was arrow keys for movement, control for shoot, space bar for jump and A/Z for aim up/down. It was my or my brothers responsibility to help aim up/down.
01:27pm 07/12/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5257 posts
haha deadlydavo that reminds me when i was young my brother use to press the shoot and jump button and i would use the arrows.... I was the older brother :)
01:36pm 07/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16314 posts
i miss ra2
01:49pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Darkone
Wollongong, New South Wales
7 posts
WAY back in '97-98, these were the years I really cut my teeth in Multiplayer gaming; So many Mods, Plugin-Player Models & Maps - The era of Gamespy, Polycount.com & PlanetQuake.com! :)

Whilst being an Aussie, this made me High Ping Bait to no end but the game was at its best when played in a LAN party! ;)

Quake 2 had a rockin' Soundtrack by Sonic Mayhem & I was amazed the day I figured out I could play the Disc in my CD Player! \m/

The Singleplayer was just ridiculously indulgent; could never pull myself away from it & once I'd finally beaten the Jorg, I couldn't wait to get a hold of the Mission packs but I also wanted figures of the Strogg and the late 'Resaurus' company made that happen! XD

Quake 2 was also the game that aided me in my push to get my Father to purchase a 3D Accelerator Card, a 3Dfx Voodoo 2 no less & thus Quake 2 was my 1st experience as to what could be achieved with Hardware Rendering. :)

Happy Birthday Quake 2, you'll always be my favourite video game alongside Doom 2.
02:02pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34678 posts
Ctf on the powerup server was some darn good times!


sure was.

when i started at the job im still at now, we would play q2 on the office network on nites after everyone went home.

was the most fun evar.
02:06pm 07/12/12 Permalink
tspec
Melbourne, Victoria
3677 posts
I was blown away the first time i saw flies buzzing around decaying corpses in this game. Actually I got my first 3D card for this game, back when they were dedicated cards that you plugged into your video card. Voodoo Monster.
02:15pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20340 posts
Controls he used was arrow keys for movement, control for shoot, space bar for jump and A/Z for aim up/down. It was my or my brothers responsibility to help aim up/down.


Your dad was a noob, why wasn't he aiming with the mouse!
02:20pm 07/12/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36603 posts
Long live the railgun!
04:05pm 07/12/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21891 posts
Watching deeper play this game was pretty amazing. He was like some sort of trick jumping god.
04:08pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
307 posts
It's called strafe-jumping, fpot.
04:27pm 07/12/12 Permalink
RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
324 posts
Vanilla Q2 on UQ servers and CTF on Powerup is what I remember the most.
04:45pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5483 posts
Long live the railgun!

Hear hear, praise be unto Carmack, Amen.
04:46pm 07/12/12 Permalink
d0mino
Melbourne, Victoria
5280 posts
Goddam I played the s*** out of this game. I miss you Quake II.

04:57pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Habib
Brisbane, Queensland
382 posts
RIP Paul Steed
06:50pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Insom
Canada
4150 posts
really? i just found that out, bummer
07:18pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
21115 posts
I wish I could go back in time and do Q1 and 2 all over again. So much fun LAN'ing them.
07:21pm 07/12/12 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1315 posts
That is both awesome, and terrifying.

I recall playing Q2 as a teen :(
I think I may officially be old.
09:05pm 07/12/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3237 posts
Your dad was a noob, why wasn't he aiming with the mouse!

NFI. I assumed keyboard only was the default controls although i think this is incorrect. I think quake 3 and UT were the first games i played keyboard+mouse, cant remember playing any shooters before them.
09:15pm 07/12/12 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8048 posts
15 years. Wow.

I spent a lot of time playing this game.

Then I got a voodoo and it made the lot of time I'd spent playing this game before having one seem like nothing.

Many weekends spent lanning it.
09:45pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
20992 posts
Ctf on the powerup server was some darn good times!

+1 but for some reason everyone preferred that other one, ozemail or something? It was always crashing, always full of hackers, yet in the final days of CTF, powerup had no one on it and the crap server was always full.
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