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New features showcased for the Quake 2 HD graphical overhaul mod, q2xp

Modder ‘KirkBarnes’ has shared some of the new features that will be available in the upcoming version of q2xp. In case you did not know, q2xp is an HD graphical overhaul mod for the original version of Quake 2.

While it does not feature any Ray Tracing effects (like Quake 2 RTX), it introduces other cool features. As such, this mod is ideal for those that want to replay this classic first-person shooter.

Version 1.27.0 will feature two-sided decals and improved caustics. Moreover, it will have full dynamic lighting for trans surfaces (except water) and Vertex lighting for water and alpha surfaces. Not only that, but it will offer proper player gun collision.

In order to showcase these features, KirkBarnes shared the following videos.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

player weapon collision: trace brush and alias models.

quake2xp - full dynamic lighting for trans surfaces

precompiled vertex lighting for trans and water surfaces (full static vbo)


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