id Tech 2

Software entity

Uses the id Tech 2 game engine developed by id Software.


Alternate names: Quake 2 engine, CRX engine

The first video game about id Tech 2 was released on December 6, 1997.

COR Entertainment, Activision and Loki has published most of these games

id's game engines: id Tech 1, Quake, id Tech 2, id Tech 3, id Tech 4
The engine renders through [[link:/groups/info/opengl OpenGL]] or software.
Uses DirectX 3 on Windows for sound.

The game engine is tied completely to the graphics, so with sufficiently low framerate (usually accomplished with console command that limits framerate) you can skip through objects. This was often used for cheating in multiplayer games.