Quake II RTX

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Quake II RTX
Quake II RTX cover
Developers
Lightspeed Studios
Publishers
Nvidia
Engines
id Tech 2
Release dates
Windows June 6, 2019
Linux June 6, 2019
Quake
Quake 1996
Quake II 1997
Quake III Arena 1999
Quake 4 2005
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars 2007
Quake Live 2010
Quake II RTX 2019
Quake Champions TBA

This page is for the ray-tracing capable version. For the original 1997 game, see Quake II.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Can be played without Steam running.
Windows
Linux

Version differences[edit]

When launching the game for the first time, you have the option to play the free shareware version of the game. To get access to the full game, files from original Quake II need to be located during initial installation process.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\baseq2\q2config.cfg[Note 1]
Linux $HOME/.quake2rtx/baseq2/q2config.cfg
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\baseq2\save\[Note 1]
Linux $HOME/.quake2rtx/baseq2/save/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- or Hor+, see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
80-120
Windowed
Freely resizeable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Resolution scale up to 150%
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
the framerate is capped at 1000 FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Renderer differences[edit]

RTX[edit]

Uses hardware path tracing, and as such requires graphics card and driver capable of VK_NV_ray_tracing Vulkan extension.
New high resolution models of weapons and items, updated textures and lighting.
Exposes a wide number of sun position and environment lighting settings.

OpenGL[edit]

Uses OpenGL engine of Q2PRO source port.
Does not require special hardware.
On non-RTX hardware can be set via command line, see API section.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

For proper weapon appearance and Hor+ support cl_adjustfov variable must be set to 1. See gallery below.
Fix weapon appearance, enable Hor+[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open or create text file autoexec.cfg using Notepad or other text editor.
  3. Paste seta cl_adjustfov "1" line there.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Two keys per action.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Open the console(~), type seta m_pitch -0.022.[3]
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master only. Ambient sound mute.
Surround sound
Only with OpenAL
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
[1]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
Disable RTX in video settings, or use +set vid_rtx 0 command line argument.[4]
Vulkan
VK_NV_ray_tracing extension is required.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL Option to toggle to software.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3220
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3220
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Quake II RTX :: Quake II RTX Installation guide + Multiplayer + FAQ - last accessed on 2019-06-06
  2. Steam Community - Quake II RTX - last accessed on 2019-06-07
  3. Steam Discussions - Quake II RTX - last accessed on 2019-06-06
  4. Steam Community - Quake II RTX - last accessed on 2019-06-06