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Quake II

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (145.47 MB)
MD5: d5c96b3fb906a6bdae7d051d94b153eb
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (548.67 MB)
MD5: 1210199707e79774d4a26d8af43c5e1f
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Quake2-Mac-1999-sans.sit (474.94 MB)
MD5: 6f37a24bf6d556e79e6a68d115d59603
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
action.sit_.bin (8.83 MB)
MD5: c216d82a653da503376eb0f202c40947
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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A sequel in name only, this follow up to id’s 1996 Quake, is a first-person shooter revolving around the Earth-Strogg war. The Strogg alien race threatens the Earth, but Earth has launched a counter-offensive, Operation Alien Overlord. Overlord takes the battle to the Strogg homeworld with the ultimate objective of securing their capital city and killing their ruler.

As a FPS, Quake II contains a variety of weapons including the fall back Blaster, the Railgun, and the secret BFG10K. Health, armor, and ammunition pick-ups can be found during levels, as can the classic Quake’s Quad Damage power-up. Game play involves mowing down alien opponents as the player progresses through levels, completing in-game objectives. Quake II also comes with multiplayer support for Deathmatches.

External links (for pre-installed DL #1: - 145.47MB)

See also: Quake, QII-The Reckoning, QII-Ground Zero, Quake II (Fruitz of Dojo), , Quake II for Mac OS X 1.x (Rhapsody), Quake III Arena, Quake III Team Arena.

Architecture: PPC


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by MikeTomTom - 2020, March 14 - 11:20pm

@dr.zeissler: "HiresTextures"

Thanks. Have you tried using these? I noticed user comments on that page reporting errors.

The person who uploaded them to moddb, says he found them elsewhere and originally they were all in ".png" format, which he converted to ".jpg" format before uploading.

I've downloaded them and looking at the "textures.shader" script for the shaders, they point to the original ".png" files, not the converted jpeg's. Perhaps that is why there were errors mentioned by some users?

Anyway, this is something you may want to look at, if you find any anomalies with the rendering.

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by dr.zeissler - 2020, March 14 - 3:07pm


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by MikeTomTom - 2019, October 19 - 10:24pm

is there a ppc/osx(10.3) port of q2 available that can do highres textures?

The "Fruitz of Dojo" port runs on early OS X's, supports OpenGL graphics, is that what you mean?

See "Quake II (Fruitz of Dojo)" link in page above.

dr.zeissler's picture
by dr.zeissler - 2019, October 19 - 6:02pm

is there a ppc/osx(10.3) port of q2 available that can do highres textures?

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, August 8 - 2:17am

upload of the original disk, with cutscenes and all, is desperately needed.

It's up there now (DL #2).

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by 3371-Alpha - 2017, December 17 - 5:41am

You know restudying this page, I think a upload of the original disk, with cutscenes and all, is desperately needed. Also addons; I don't think i've ever successfully compiled ccd2iso.

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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, March 20 - 4:36am

Like Quake 1, if Anyone's having difficulty downloading Frutz of Dojo's latest Quake2 Build or a mirror's simply not working, you can download the latest version of his build on wayback here:
Just ignore the pixelated breasts and go straight for the download. And it's universal binary!
Also the Quake2 mission packs/official addons can be found here:
They're in Clone CD format however, so you'll need ccd2iso to convert them into iso images.
Instruction on how to build ccd2iso with MacPorts can be found here:

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by Ookami - 2013, April 3 - 10:09am

man i wish i could download this

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by MCP - 2010, December 22 - 2:15pm

I made a new archive of Quake II using what was uploaded here originally and adding other stuff I was able to find on the web, and zipped it all into a smaller file for download. The site wouldn't let me upload the archive, but I've made the mirror available.

UPDATE: new archive is now uploaded to the site

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by MileStones - 2009, November 30 - 6:53am

It doesn't require a key ; )

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by bubzie5 - 2009, November 22 - 4:58pm

Is there a key included?

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by bubzie5 - 2009, November 22 - 4:53pm

does thie version have the ability to do online play like quake 3?

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by bubzie5 - 2009, November 22 - 4:47pm

Milestones your always there to save the day. Thanks again for the upload.

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by Attila - 2009, September 24 - 7:22pm

I haven't experimented as much as I want with this, but I do know that Toast 5 Titanium can save the two disc partitions separately. Drag the Audio CD onto Toast and click on "Save as image", likewise with the data partition. I've run into weirdness when I tried to do them together before, but then I didn't spend enough time with it. Toast 5.2.3 might be more capable in this regard than 5.0.2. The problem is I haven't found a way to mount an audio CD for gameplay, though it can be burned to a recordable CD.

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by MacWise - 2009, September 23 - 9:55pm

Hey j_damage•69, do you still have the original Quake II CD?

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by Carl - 2009, August 5 - 4:37pm

Don't run it from the disk image.

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by Marathoner325 - 2009, August 4 - 6:10pm

It runs, but I am unable to save my game, as it crashes when I attempt to do so.

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by MacWise - 2009, August 4 - 5:34am

It uses the same data files, but I bet...

  1. the DMG is compressed, which means it can't be mounted on Mac OS 7-9
  2. The classic application is not included, so even if the DMG can be mounted the game can't be run

It's better to upload a virgin copy of the original CD image as a Disk Copy image, because this way both owners of old Macs and Mac OS X users can play the game. The only problem is that Mac OS X users must download the binary for their system separately, but that's peanuts.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' by 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by Anonymous (not verified) - 2009, August 3 - 5:52am

Wouldent the original Quake 2 app work with the data files already in there? Or has it been modified in some way but the OS X update?

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by MacWise - 2009, August 3 - 3:51am

Then be my guest and upload it!

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by j_damage•69 - 2009, August 3 - 2:59am

I have the original Mac Quake 2 CD.

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by MacWise - 2009, August 2 - 10:16pm

Can somebody upload the original Quake II for Mac? It's for Mac OS 7.5 and up.

And please don't upload bundles! If there's a Mac OS X binary of a classic game, a link to the developer's page is better.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' by 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User