Provided by: quake2_0.3-1.1ubuntu1_i386 bug


       quake2 - popular 3D action game


       quake2 [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the quake2 command, which is used to
       launch the Quake 2 game engine.
       This manual page was written  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux  distribution
       because the original program does not have a manual page.

       WARNING:  The  network  part  of  Quake  2 has several unfixed security
       problems. You should not use Quake 2 in untrusted networks.


       +set vid_ref driver
              Set the video  output  driver  to  use  for  playing  the  game.
              Current  values  available  for  driver  are  soft,  softx, glx,
              softsdl, and sdlgl.

       +set cd_nocd 0
              Disable CD audio

       +set s_initsound 0
              Disable sound

       +set _windowed_mouse 0
              Disable mouse grabbing.

       +set dedicated 1
              Start a dedicated server, no graphical client will be  launched.
              Clients may connect to this server for multiplayer games.

       +exec config.cfg
              config.cfg  should contain commands to set server variables like

              set timelimit 20
              set fraglimit 25
              set dmflags 532
              map fact3

              If you use a config file, you must put a "map" command in it  or
              the server will not load a map.


       quake2  +set  vid_ref  soft  only works on i386, due to some unportable
       SVGALib code.

       The model  viewer  in  Multiplayer->player  setup  displays  the  skins

       If  you  upgrade this package, your savegames will not work, due to the
       way savegames are made.

       There are several unfixed security issues in the network code.  Do  not
       use in untrusted networks.


       quake2 was originally written by iD Software.

       The    SDL    vid_ref    driver    was   written   by   Steven   Fuller

       This manual page was written by Jamie  Wilkinson  <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                January 9, 2002                      QUAKE2(6)