Update: Please see https://quake2.itbacon.com for more information! Come check out my jump server, itbacon.com:27920
Had a lot of fun learning meson environments this weekend, and finally building a 32bit version of q2pro (in Ubuntu) to load old mods that never released source code. Now I can load gamei386.so mods. I even compiled an i386 version of q2admin just for the heck of it. I love how everything works still.
PacketFlingers excellent work with PakServe and pakutil made creating compressed pkz files a breeze.
Skullernets excellent work on q2pro made using it all just as easy. HTTP downloads, etc.
It’s absolutely wild to me that I can still load a quake2 mod from 20 years ago on a modern system. And everything works.
I’m running the best quake2 servers of my life and there’s nobody to use them anymore! It’s maddening.
I think I am mainly doing this for my own nostalgia at this point. There are definitely still a number of quake2 servers out there but there’s only a small, small handful of people.
I’d give anything for a truly active q2 community again. I want to play weapons factory, and freeze tag, and rocket arena, and expert CTF again.