Note: This project has been superseded and replaced by Elysium’s installer located here.
Quake II has survived over the years due to a fantastic community and it’s extreme flexibility. When compared to the other Quakes, Quake II provides a unique competitive experience in weapon balance, movement, and match features. Kept up-to-date with newer engines and competitive mods, Quake II is just as relevant today as it was on release. Download the Quake II Kicker today to jump right back into this fantastic scene with a minimum of setup and a full-featured client right away!
Note: This compilation is, to the best of our knowledge, completely legal. The only base assets remaining in the Kicker are those distributed with the Q2 demos, which are still freely available. The Kicker is also largely supported by user models and textures, released by the community. If it turns out there is some line-crossing involved, let us know immediately so we may either modify or remove the offending files.
1) Download the Quake II Kicker zip file linked above, and unzip onto your hard drive. This will create /q2kicker which contains all of your Quake II files.
2) Modify baseq2/autoexec.cfg to input your binds and settings. All of the binds and settings are already in there, but are missing the actual key binds. Simply add them to the appropriate lines, and you’re set to go.
3) Copy over any optional paks you may want, such as player brightskins or alternate huds, from the /optionals directory to /baseq2.
4) Use either the in-game server browser, which has a few servers plugged in, or use the included server browser (thanks r1ch) to view the rest of the q2 servers available. Hop in, and get fragging!
Note: Be sure to read the included documentation for advanced setup and configuration. You can also find us in IRC if you have any questions or problems.