Playing Quake 2

Steven Fuller relnev at
Mon Jan 7 15:37:04 EST 2002

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002 Laurent.DESNOGUES at wrote:

>    Here are a few problems:
>      - the demo halts displaying a message about a too long packet (I
>         tried to increase it from 1400 to 10000 but it was not enough);
>      - while entering the Big Gun area I got a problem in gl_light:  it
>         was complaining about a "Bad s_blocklights size".  So I increased
>         the size of that array and could enter the area.  However after
>         completing it I had a screen showing explosions and when I hit
>         enter the game crashed with no core so no hope to track the
>         problem.

I've never had any problem with the two quake2 demos...  Wrong
being used?   I'll try out the big gun level.

> I am wondering where those problems come from...  A wrong pak file?  BTW,
> did I reach the end of the game?

I think the Big Gun level is about midway through the game.

>    Now a stupid question:  I could not locate any map editor for Q2 even
> after searching with Google.  Is there any open source such program?

I know Quest ( can do Quake 2, but I haven't
tried it yet.

Steven Fuller

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