Items tagged with Quake II

NVIDIA has an obviously vested interest in seeing ray-traced gaming take off in a big way, as the higher end versions of its latest generation Turing cards are primed for that very thing—all of the RTX models sport dedicated RT and Tensor cores for real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). So, it's no surprise that NVIDIA took the reins of a ray-traced mod for Quake II and ran with it. In just a few weeks, you'll be able to play Quake II like never before. As we've reported on before, Quake II RTX is based on a Quake II Pathtraced (Q2VKPT) proof-of-concept model created by Christoph Schied, a Ph.D. student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and who... Read more...
Applause broke out from the crowd at GTC 2019 when NVIDIA showcased a modded version of Quake II with overhauled graphics featuring real-time ray tracing and HDR visuals. Quake II RTX, as it is called, looks almost like a completely different game than the original version that launched over two decades ago. It was an impressive demo for sure, but NVIDIA has bigger plans for the mod. "Our goal is to publish an open source version of Quake II RTX," Principal DevTech Engineer and Quake II RTX's lead programmer, Alexey Panteleev, told AusGamers in an interview. That will be a remarkable gift to both Quake II fans and modders alike. Despite its age, there is still a bunch of interest in Quake II,... Read more...
Once upon a time, back when cavemen ruled the Earth and I was in college, the "in" thing to do (if you were a nerd, anyway), was to port Doom to various Windows mobile phones, PDAs, G3/G4-era Macs, graphing calculators, and other assorted devices with limited functionality and horsepower. Now, some 13 years later, porting Doom has apparently become too easy. Two separate Android developers have raised the ante and released functional ports of Quake II and III for the Motorola Droid. Perhaps a screen shot dropped on a phone render—but source code is available and functional. That's quite a feat, considering the technological improvements that occurred between Doom's release... Read more...
The net has run rampant with links to a new Shockwave version of the infamous Quake III. Hardcore gamers trapped at work during the week can rejoice as they can refine their fragging skills from the comfort of their cube. If you have some spare time at work, do yourself a favor and test your skills at one of the most popular games of all time.  ... Read more...