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Quake II: The Reckoning and Zaero running problems

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I decided to play The Reckoning and Zaero, but I have some problems:

The Reckoning:

- I can only start the game from the console, because the intro video doesn't start. (Missing frames...)

- Some monsters doesn't appear on the level. (e.g on the first level I have 17 monsters, but another person have 59) 

 

Zaero:

- Unskippable intro. I press the skip button, then start the intro again (This have missing frames too, but at least this is to be able to start)

 

 

I'm using Quake 2 Unofficial Patch 3.24.

 

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4 hours ago, Spectra said:

I decided to play The Reckoning and Zaero, but I have some problems:

The Reckoning:

- I can only start the game from the console, because the intro video doesn't start. (Missing frames...)

- Some monsters doesn't appear on the level. (e.g on the first level I have 17 monsters, but another person have 59) 

 

Zaero:

- Unskippable intro. I press the skip button, then start the intro again (This have missing frames too, but at least this is to be able to start)

 

 

I'm using Quake 2 Unofficial Patch 3.24.

 

 

1) Download this: http://www.yamagi.org/quake2/

 

2) Follow these instructions

 

(This is from the readme.txt file in the docs folder for YamagiQ2)

 


This is the Yamagi Quake II Client, an enhanced version of id Software's Quake
II with focus on offline and coop gameplay. Both the gameplay and the graphics
are unchanged, but many bugs if the last official release were fixed and some
nice to have features like widescreen support were added. Unlike most other
Quake II source ports Yamagi Quake II is fully 64 bit clean. It works perfectly
on modern processors and operating systems. Yamagi Quake II runs on nearly all
common platforms; including FreeBSD, Linux, OpenBSD, Windows and OS X.

This code is build upon Icculus Quake II, which itself is based on Quake II
3.21. Yamagi Quake II is released under the terms of the GPL version 2. See the
LICENSE file for further information.


Installation
------------

Yamagi Quake II is installed in 3 steps:

- Game data setup.
- Music extraction.
- Download and extract the executables.


### Game data Setup

Over the years Quake II was distributed in a myriad of ways:

- As a demo version.
- As a retail release on CD.
- As part of Quake IV.
- Through steam.
- etc.

Yamagi Quake II supports all of these version, even the limited demo.  Full
versions require about 1.6 GiB hard drive space, the demo version about 150 Mib.


#### Full versions

The easiest way to install a full version of Quake II is to start with the
patch. Please note that the patch is **required** for all full versions of the
game, even the newer ones like Steam. Without it Yamagi Quake II will not work!

1. Download the patch:
  http://deponie.yamagi.org/quake2/idstuff/q2-3.20-x86-full-ctf.exe
2. Extract the patch into an empty directory. The patch is just an ordinary
   self-extracting ZIP file. On Windows it can be extracted by double clicking
   on it, on other systems an archiver or even the *unzip* command can be used.

Now it's time to remove the following files from the extracted patch. They're
the original executables, documentation and so on. They aren't needed anymore:

- 3.20_Changes.txt
- quake2.exe
- ref_gl.dll
- ref_soft.dll
- baseq2/gamex86.dll
- baseq2/maps.lst
- ctf/ctf2.ico
- ctf/gamex86.dll
- ctf/readme.txt
- ctf/server.cfg
- xatrix/gamex86.dll
- rogue/gamex86.dll

Copy the pak0.pak file and the video/ subdirectory from your Quake II
distribution (CD, Steam download, etc) into the baseq2/ subdirectory of the
extracted patch.

If you own the optional addons you'll need to copy their gamedata too:

- For The Reckoning copy the pak0.pak and the video/ subdirectory from your
  addon distribution into the xatrix/ subdirectory.
- For Ground Zero copy the pak0.pak and the video/ subdirectory from your
  addon distribution into the rogue/ subdirectory.

 

### Music extraction

The retail CD version of Quake II and both addons contain up to 11 Audio CD
tracks, forming the soundtrack. Since modern computers lack the ability for
classic Audio CD playback, it's often emulated by a transparent combination 
of CD ripping and playback, these tracks can be ripped into OGG/Vorbis files.
Yamagi Quake II will use these files instead of the CD tracks.

Later Quake II version, for example the one included with Quake IV and the one
available through Steam, lack the soundtrack. Nevertheless Yamagi Quake II can
play it if you copy the files into the directories mentioned above. 

 

#### Using a generic CD extractor / CD ripper

1. Install a CD extractor and set it to OGG/Vorbis files.
2. Put the Quake II CD into your CD drive and extract the files.
3. The files must be named after the CD track. Track 02 becomes 02.ogg, track
   03 becomes 03.ogg and so on. On both the Quake II and the Addon CDs track 1
   is the data track and can't be ripped.
4. Put these files into the corresponding subdirectory:
    - baseq2/music for Quake II.
    - xatrix/music for The Reckoning.
    - rogue/music for Ground Zero.
 
 

 

 

3) Run the Yamagi Q2 executable.  (For the expansion packs, create Windows shortcuts with

+set game rogue

  or

+set game xatrix

in them, and then run those shortcuts.)

 

4) Enjoy

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