Originally Posted by osjclatchford
Are there any high res v weapons skins for q2. Not models just skins...?
Hi, new guy here. Not new to Quake2 though. I've been pretty much the holy terror of the forums over at Tastyspleen.net for many years. Dunno if anyone's ever heard of it, but Tastyspleen's Q2 community is basically the #1 destination for playing Quake2 in North America.
Anyway, as far as simply finding a PAK file that will add hi-res skins for the stock weapon models... none really exist, at least as far as anyone in the Tastyspleen community knows of. A reasonably skilled person maybe
could simply make larger hi-res textures for the stock weapon models, but I don't know how much success they'd have with it. I'm somewhat of a half-assed Q2 "modder" myself, and I've done lots of work with weapon and item skins. The problem would probably come in how some of the stock models are texture mapped. Many of them have skewed looking texture images because the mapping onto the models is skewed as well. At one point, I took a few of the stock powerup models and attempted to completely redo the skins from scratch to make them hi-res whilst retaining the look of the original. Here's some shots of a few things I did...
I play quite a bit of Q2 multiplayer, so the client I'm using in all these screens is R1Q2, which isn't as fancy with lighting and blood effects as EGL, but it runs nice and fast. Anyway, these are the only stock models I've attempted to competently reskin as hi-res. It was NOT easy. It involved completely remapping the entire models texture to a new layout and then saving it. So it's the exact same wireframe model, just with a completely different texture mapping.
There might be a few high res model PAK's floating around out there in internet land. Indeed, I've located one in particular, and I've used parts of it in my own personal player PAK's that I make and post up from time to time. But just so no one possibly makes the same mistake that I did... maybe check with someone before you decide to repost any hi-res weapon/item/ammo PAK you might've found. There's a set of models floating around out there which were unintentionally leaked into public circulation and are the property of Wirehead Studios who has been working on a project called Generations Arena. It's some project that's supposed to combine several of the original id games all into one game... or something. Anyway, the story is that some of the leaked content is what got them in trouble at one point for copyright issues because they took parts of it directly from other games rather than using new original content. A few of my personal player paks featured some of the original content portions of said leaked pak. Eventually the main guy at Wirehead stumbled upon my personal homepage where the items are posted, and he sent me a "Dude,... WTF!?!" email. We worked it out, he liked my work, he let me keep it up with a disclaimer and permission, the end.
Anyway, just be warned. If you happen upon a hi-res model pak for Q2 out there, do a little investigating before reposting it. Getting sued sucks.