Quake remains one of the most popular video games that was ever released. Quake 1 was released in 1996 and because of its instant success the developers released Quake 2 the next year in 1997 which became even much more popular. Quake 3 came out a few years later, but the legendary popularity of Quake 2 stayed unchallenged. Even after all these years, there are thousands of people all over the world who delve into the pleasure of playing the old game on their new computers.
If you are one of the those old gamers who wants to relive the Quake 2 times from the late 90s, then you can install Quake 2 in your new Windows 10 computer using the Quake II Starter package. This package is designed by a Quake enthusiast and packs all the patches and updates to enable easily playing Quake 2 in Windows 10 without having to patch and change files manually.
Here is how you can install Quake 2 in Windows 10 easily:
- Download Quake II Starter installed from http://q2s.tastyspleen.net/ (just click on the red download button).
- Launch the installer and when you reach the step to download files select tastyspleen.net server to proceed because other servers are annoyingly slow.
- Wait for the Quake 2 demo files to be downloaded from the internet. When the files have been downloaded, you will have the option to launch Quake II. Alternatively, you can double-click on q2pro.exe located inside the Quake II install directory.
- The game launches full-screen and loads the demo files. You can start playing Quake II on your computer without any trouble.
Obviously, this package contains only the updated demo versions of Quake II (which are very engaging and addictive) but if you want to play the full version of Quake II, then you can either buy Quake II from Steam (which comes with all the updated files so that you can play it on Windows 10) or you can use your old Quake II CD from 1997 which contains old files that might not work in Windows 10.