Quake 2 Total Conversion — Plague, by Sean Prest aka FatalCure

Story

Since the beginning, Man has strove to be dominant. Up through the ages, Man has proved his dominance over nature, time and time again. Running into roadblocks, but never failing to overcome them… Until now.

October 29, 1999

“This is John Richards, live at Fort Benton, Montana, where earlier this evening, a resident has mysteriously been found dead. He was found by a local farmer, collapsed in his countryside home. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Simcoe County Hospital. The man, in his mid-thirties, has had no previous blemishes on his health record, and just yesterday was hard at work at a local tobacco plant. What he died of has yet to be determined. Officials from the Department of Health Sciences have yet to comment on the incident.” — John Richards, Channel 14 News

October 30th.

“This is Mike Labiso reporting live from a chaotic and panic striken community. Earlier this morning, two long-time residents of Lewistown, Montana were found dead behind their trailer, just south of the town. The cause of death as of yet is unknown, but after hearing of the mysterious deaths in nearby communities, some residents have decided to pack up and leave, fearing an epidemic.” — Mike Labiso, HGF T.V. 12 NEWS

September 1st.

“Reporting live at Hammond, Montana, this is Trevor Flynn for C.N.N. The Department of Health Sciences has issued a state of emergency for the state of Montana, and surrounding areas. A recent outbreak of an unknown virus seems to be the reason for a major quarantining operation which swept through the state earlier this morning. Reports of mysterious deaths had been gradually adding up at the D.H.S.’ Montana office, but a recent mass outbreak in the community of Stanford, has led to the current state of emergency. Details on the quarantine and any information on this deadly virus are at this time being withheld from the public. As of tonight, the press, as well as the public, will no longer be permitted to travel within one hundred miles of the Montana border. Our neighbors to the north in Canada, are evacuating citizens from Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, if they are within two hundred kilometres of the American border.” — Trevor Flynn, C.N.N.

September 3rd.

“In a shocking turn of events today, the U.S. Department of Health Sciences has issued a state of emergency for the entire state of North Dakota. The order came when a call was received from the town of Belfield, North Dakota, of a mysterious death, with the victim having some of the same symptoms as the victims of the outbreak in Montana. People all over the United States are beginning to panic, fearing a country-wide outbreak. The American President said in a press conference earlier today, ‘We have received calls from the Prime Minister of Canada, as well as the leaders of the European Union, offering anything and everything they can, to prevent this virus from spreading any further in the United States, or, God forbidding, the World. As of yet, our top researchers have not been able to find a major breakthrough in the way of a cure or vaccine. Thank you for your time, this conference is now over.’ So there you have it folks, no cure, spreading rapidly, bleak future.” — Trevor Flynn, C.N.N.

Man has leaped over many hurdles. From the stone age, through the ice age, to the great wars up through the ages… even Man himself. Since the beginning however, Man has been blinded by greed, hate and pride, among other things. We, as a race, have failed to see the real enemy. The enemy that threatens us every day of our lives, and has the ability to dispose of us whenever, where ever, and however it wishes. This enemy, our only true enemy, is about to strike one, final knockout blow to Mankind. There is no cure, there is no vaccine… there is no known defense… this invisible killer is known only by one name… the PLAGUE.

September 4th. — 5:45 am

You are a NATO scientist, sent to investigate the mysterious epidemic that is sweeping the northwest United States… You arrive at the Montana border, armed troops stand preventing anyone from getting past, you show them your card and you are admitted…

http://www.quake2.com/plague/pstory.html

Screenshots

December 10, 1997 — Here is a new screenshot from Mantis’ level.

December 18, 1997 — This is the newest shot from mission 1.

March 16, 1998 — First screenshot of Plague running on the Quake 2 engine.

April 21, 1998 — Another screenshot of the first level, from the library.

June 6, 1998 — As promised here’s a new shot.

Progress. — I’ve been working all day on levels mostly E1M1 and E2M2 which are Office Buildings and Area51 respectivly, been creating some new textures while visually tweaking in other ways as well the screenshot below that was posted earlier is from DM2, which is a map I may also be converting to 1P, I’ll have the two screenshots that appeared or should have appeared on converted2 as pics of the day up hopefully later tonight locally.

Environment Artist. — We really need someone to produce kick ass skies for Plague, so please let me know if you think you can help.

Requirements. — Right now it looks like minimum reqs for Plague will be around a P120, with an OpenGL capable card highly recommended, the game currently looks great in GL, quite shitty in highres software and a bit better in lowres software, it looks better in low res software because texture/model etc colour dithering looks less obvious, this is more of a problem with Plague than it is with quake2 because Plague has a larger variety of colours, so slightly less of each. Of course I have a feeling most people either run q2 in GL or low res software so hopefully this wont be that big a deal. Currently final harddrive room is undetermined, but it is likely to be under 25mb for the zip.

September 11, 1998 — Prelim shot of the FBI dude, by FatalCure.

For the full archived website of the Plague total conversion, please visit: http://www.quake2.com/plague/

DOWNTOWN v2.0: Revival — This is the homepage for my conversion of Map13: Downtown of Doom2 to Quake2, for PC Fan’s contest.

It should play similar to the original but has more weapons then the Doom2 version had. The DM start points that are in the original are still there but more have been added since this map can hold quite a few ppl. There is currently room for 16 players, if you want it to hold more let me know and I’ll add more starting points, although I think the ammo and weapons would be really maxed with 16 anyways. I’ve put everything in a pak9.pak file so that you can run the game with bots etc, instead of having to put the map and textures in a seperate directory.

https://web.archive.org/web/20080223005713/http://www.quake2.com:80/plague/downtown/downtown.txt

July 10, 1998 — The map is now available at PC Fan.

https://web.archive.org/web/20010701200452/http://www.quake2.com:80/plague/downtown/

Plague graphics, by Frozen Shade

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