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What is QSelect ?
QSelect is a Quake 2 frontend which will make starting different mods a little bit easier.
What does QSelect ?
What QSelect does is executing the appropiate command line when you start a Quake
game (also referred to as "mod"). These command lines are stored by QSelect and
can be changed anytime. So there is no need of dozens of batch files anymore.
What else can it do ?
Furthermore, and more important, QSelect can manage the different versions
of Quake 2 and automatically change to the one that is needed by the selected
mod. As there are many mods that don't work with version 3.13 and later but which are
still fun to play (e.g. the MultiGrenade update in multiplayer... just think of the
Cataclysm device...) the question arises if it's worth having megs of disk space wasted
with different versions of Quake. If your answer is no, you should let QSelect help you
changing between the different versions of Quake. QSelect has an integrated version
manager. So you don't need to keep track of all the Quake updates that are around. Just
tell QSelect what version you need and QSelect will install the version automatically. If
neccessary, QSelect will download the file from Internet for you.
QSelect just needs seconds for switching to another version, without it
reinstalling would be the only solution.
Where can I get those mods ?
A good place to find mods is QuakeManiac's site. From the 2.0 version of
QSelect he will collect the mods that reside in the "immediate play" list. You
can download, install, configure and play these mods with just one mouse click. Of course,
this list will be updated every day ! QSelect 2.0 will be available about August.
Changes from QSelect 1.0 to 1.5:
QSelect "knows" all the updates. It can download and extract them for
you, checks if you have the neccessary prerequisites when installing a new patch, and so
QSelect now has a web update feature. You can check for new versions in the
"Web Updater" which can be found in the Help menu and download them immediately.
Changes from QSelect 1.5 to 1.51:
various major bugfixes. Quake 2 version 3.06 to 3.09 can now be installed without
Changes from QSelect 1.51 to 1.6:
Quake 2 versions 3.17, 3.18 and 3.19 are now supported and can be auto-installed.
To install QSelect, you need can have any of the Quake versions from 3.05 to 3.15.
Install QSelect and it will help you installing all the other versions that have been
released so far. QSelect will also work with future updates of Quake 2.
QSelect has been tested with the
following versions of Quake II