Also, it's crazy to realize that Quake2 has been a part of my life for roughly 50% of it. I was 17 when Q2 came out, and I remember shelling out every penny I had for a P2-300 and a Rendition Verite 4MB so that I could pwn the LAN games at UMass the following autumn. Man, those were the days.
I remember first trying to run it on a Cyrix 6x86 with a 1meg video card and a 1gig hard drive. 320x240 software mode... how I do NOT miss thee.
I first played it on a PMMX 200 with a Trident video card in software mode. Ran like crap. I got a VooDoo 2 and WOW! It jumped up in framerates, there were COLORS!In college I ran it on some of their P2-600's with software mode. I still got better framerates on my old PMMX 200 & VooDoo2.
Servers running off the dorm provided machine plus sharing the server folder so anyone in campus could play on the server if they wanted. Those were the Quake days.
Sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.