[quake2] quake2 eye candy question

brendanburns at attbi.com brendanburns at attbi.com
Tue Jun 11 22:42:38 EDT 2002

I (We?) are definitely interested in moving Quake II on
linux forward.  One of the things I have been starting to
look at is incorporating the improvements made on the
Windows/elsewhere sides of the Quake II world into this

I'm definitely interested in seeing the OpenGL
improvements/port that you've done.  If you send the
patches to the list we'll incorporate them into CVS.  I
think they would make sense both for the GLX and SDL
OpenGL video drivers.

I'm looking forward to seeing your improvements.  (If
there's anyone else out there who likes things other
versions of Quake II have done, please let me know!)

> On Tue, 2002-06-11 at 16:50, brendanburns at attbi.com wrote:
> > Hey folks,
> > Quake II for Linux version 0.12 has been released to the
> > web site.  The list of changes from 0.11 are:
> >    * Only display video modes which are available (Thanks
> > to Stephen Anthony)
> >    * Joysticks now work with the GLX video driver!
> >    * Begining of a migration to unified X Windows event
> > handling.
> > 
> > The link is
> > http://www.icculus.org/quake2/files/quake2-r0.12.tar.gz.
> > 
> > Also a reminder that we have a buglist at
> > bugzilla.icculus.org, so if there's anything out there
> > that's bothering you, or anything you'd like to see
> > updated.  Post it there, or to the list, or better yet
> > patch it yourself and earn the incomparable prize of
> > citation in the quake II README!
> >
> Hey, thats great! Unified event handling would be nice.
> I have a few questions about eye candy in quake2.
> There's this other quake2 project, its pretty much GL only enhancements
> for quake2. You can find it here:
> http://modscape.telefragged.com/q2max/
> Its a fun mod, and my only issue was that it didnt run under linux. I've
> been doing a port for linux over the past couple days and I'm mostly
> done. I plan on having a diff ready for the maintainer today or tomorrow
> if things go well. Or I'll just tar up the whole thing and put it here:
> http://www.neverlight.com/pas/games/quake2.psp
> As it stands, it compiles and runs fine. Minor cleanup left to do. 
> My questions are:
> Would this project be interested in these sorts of enhancements to the
> quake2 engine? 
> If I take the time to make patches for these sort of features, would
> they be accepted?
> So far its a toss up between this project or quakeforge. Seeing as how
> this project has more (visible) activity and up til sunday this was the
> port I used, I figured it'd only make sense to port quake2max to your
> codebase at some point.
> As it stands, this would only make sense for the glx target. People
> using old voodoo cards with mesa/svgalib wouldnt want to use these
> enhancements anyways. 
> What do you think? Is it totally out of scope or what?
> -- 
> Mental (Mental at NeverLight.com)

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