Strategy guide (1.0)
By: Recycle Bin
Last update on 13th April, 1998
First of all, this is not a walkthrough.
This is just something short that will teach you more Quake2 playing tactics.
Most of this strategy guide I'll focus on multiplayer.
In case you didn't notice, I like to type a sentence per line.
I think it is easier to read and understand.
Let's not waste anymore time, shall we continue?
I found the pre-set keys are very dull to use.
After some trial and error, I discover some good control keys.
First, set "always run" and "free look" to YES.
Now this is what I have for the control keys:
attack CTRL or MOUSE1
next weapon /
walk forward UPARROW or KP_UPARROW(same as KP_8)
backpedal DOWNARROW or KP_5
turn left LEFTARROW
turn right RIGHTARROW
step left , or KP_LEFTARROW(same as KP_4)
step right . or KP_RIGHTARROW(same as KP_6)
look up a orPGDN
look down z orDEL
center view END
mouse look \
keyboard look INS
up/jump SPACE or KP_ENTER(or better yet, use MOUSE2 or
MOUSE3 if you have a three buttons mouse)
down/crouch c or MOUSE2(or MOUSE3)
use item ENTER or KP_PLUS
drop item ' or BACKSPACE
prev item [ or KP_HOME(same as KP_7)
next item ] or KP_PGUP(same as KP_9)
help computer F1
I don't know if there are better keys with joypad cause I don't have one.
With these settings, your character will be very agile.
You are almost impossible to shoot at.
Especially useful in multiplayer.
Strategies on Multiplayer Deathmatch
Mainly, there are only two ways to play a deathmatch game.
Run around the map and Hide in one place.
First, I'll talk about running around.
It is easier to use this strategy if you turn your monitor brighter.
When you run around the map, it is impossible for any other player to track you.
Well, unless you run in pattern(same route).
Very important to keep your eye look out for enemies(other players).
When you see an enemy, try to see if he/she see you or not.
If not, change to your best weapon to kill him/her by suprise.
If he/she see you keep step(run) left and right and use your mouse to aim.
One more thing to remember, always take cover between firing.
Especially when you are using shotgun, rocket launcher(weapons that have slow
The second method hiding is very simple.
You find a dark place and hide in there.
Come out and take your enemy by suprise when they pass through.
You must not hide in the same place or...HA, HA, HA, HA, HA...you will be
blasted by other players.
Kill'em as quick as possible or they might hear you.
Talking or hearing other player.
It is very good to remember the map, if you hear someone when you are close to a
It is most likely that he/she is in the deadend, so you can finish him/her
It would be nice if you remember the secret or teleport.
For instance, you know there is a secret place underwater and there is a
teleport at the secret place that teleport to certain place.
You see somebody dive in, instead of chasing him/her down.
Why don't you just go to where he/she will come out from the teleport wait for
These are some funny but useless things to do in multiplayer:
press h to give someone the finger.
press j to taunt.
press k to salut.
press l to wave, like come over.
Some of the weapons in this game seem quite useless.
All of the weapons have almost the same value actually.
It is all depends on how you use it.
I'll explain every weapons one by one.
Well, this one is really almost useless.
Give little damage but fire rate is not bad.
Personally, I use it only when I don't have other weapons.
Repeat shoot and hide.
With some aiming practice, it can beat chain gun with this.
This baby is going to blew you away.
Hide or run around between firing.
A blast of shells in close combat can send your enemy to hell.
This gun is better in multiplayer game because it doesn't push up.
It doesn't eat much ammo and have absolutely no fire delay.
The chain gun fire massive bullets.
So, it use up a lot of ammo.
It has long spin up and spin down delay.
The least ammo you can fire at a time is 9 bullets.
Most people I know think this is useless.
Actually, this is a very impressive weapon.
Hold the grenade for two seconds(ticks) and let go.
The grenade has a little homing system.
So, it can turn slightly(automatically) so that it can hit the enemy on the
It shoot faster than you throw(duh?).
However, it doesn't have the homing system.
It can only shoot straight.
What most people don't know is that it actually has a shorter range than hand
If you like to see flesh and blood flying across the room, this is the weapon to
do the job.
though it fire a little slow and the rocket travel a little slow but the
explosion pack a lot of damage.
Just hide behind a box, come out and fire a rocket that will send your enemy
flying across the sky.
Tired of using blaster?
Get something hyper.
With this baby, you can melt an enemy in less than three seconds.
It can use up all your cells in less than ten seconds.
Unlike chain gun, it has only a short spin up, spin down delay.
Traveling in an incredable speed with a tail behind it.
It can blast a hole in your enemy stomach before he/she see you press the
It has a very slow firing rate.
This is more like some magic to me.
Blast a green energy ball through the room.
Everything beside it will disappear forever.
It use up 50 cells a one time and take about 1.5 seconds to charge.
You can do something weird with this gun, just fire and run.
You can actually run faster than it.
It look like a energy ball is chasing you.
Console is a bunch of command that you can't use in the meun.
I don't want to type all those command, so I'll just copy someone's and paste it
I did modify the format a little.
Don't ask me anything about the commands, I didn't even read the whole thing.
You can't anyway, cause I didn't put my E-mail address on this strategy guide.
List all of the console commands- cmdlist
List all of the console variables and their settings- cvarlist
Execute a script- exc
Clear the console- clear
Set how long messages stay at the top of the screen-
Play a demo- demomap
Get the developer info-
Make the game go as fast as the computer can go-
Load a map- gamemap
[map] or map [map]
Cache the files for a map before I load it- precache
Pause the game- pause
Play a .wav file- play
Stop playing a .wav file-
Record a demo- record
Stop recording a demo- stop
Change the screensize- sizeup
(makes it bigger) -sizedown (makes it smaller)
Check framerate at current location-
Load the main menu-
Quit with the Yes/No prompt-
Load the key configuration menu-
Load the controls menu-
Load the audio menu-
Load the video menu-
Load the player configuration menu-
Load the startserver menu-
Load the joinserver menu-
Load savegame menu-
Load the load game menu-
Get my sound info-
List all the sounds in the .pak file-
List all the images in a .pak file-
Take a screenshot-
Restart my video mode-
Dump everything in my console to a .txt file- condump
Load a saved game- load
Save a game- save
Display my current position coordinates- viewpos
Unbind all my binded keys-
Unbind an individual key- unbind
Define where Quake2 searches for its files to use- basedir
Bind multiple commands to one key or multiple keys to one command- alias
give all - gives all weapons, items and keys
give super shotgun
give grenade launcher
give rocket launcher
g_unlimited_ammo 1 - give all the ammo
give ammo pack - let you carry more ammo
give airstrike marker
give ancient head
give armor shard
give blue key
give combat armore
give commanders head
give data cd
give data spinner
give environment suit
give power cube
give power shield
give pyramid key
give quad damage
give red key
give security pass
noclip - allows player to walk through walls
notarget - allows so that an enemy will not notice you until you attack it
Get the servers info-
Connect to a server- connect
Set how fast clients run in multiplayer(when I am server)-
cl_movespeedkey Default = 2
Toggle the display of my current internet status-
Turn on/off cooperative mode- coop
Turn on/off deathmatch mode-
Set the deticated server flag-
Disconnect from a server-
Change the deathmatch respawn logic-
Set the fraglimit in deathmatch games-
fraglimit [fraglimt] Default = 0
Say something- say
[whatever your going to say]
Say something to my team only- say_team
[whatever your going to say]
Kill the current multiplayer or singleplayer server-
Kick a user from MY server- kick
Nothing much to say here.
Some links that you can get great stuff for Quake II:
I think all of you know these sites already, you probably know more than I do.
I guess this is not so short after all is it?
I hope this really help you to beat all of your friend in Quake II.