Helper program to play Quake 2 multi-view demos when double-clicked

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  • Last update: Mar 28, 2022
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Helper program to play Quake 2 demos and multi-view demos when double-clicked. Playing MVD only works with Q2Pro however.


Before you can use this program, add the config file q2demoplayer.json to your home directory.

  • Windows: c:\users\youraccount
  • Linux: /home/youraccount
  • Mac: /Users/youraccount

Example config:

    "baseq2folder": "c:/q2",
    "q2binary": "q2pro.exe"

Simply edit the paths to match your Quake 2 folder and your q2pro binary name


In windows, set q2demoplayer.exe as default application for .mvd2 and .dm2 files.

For all OS, if binary is in your path, you can launch by running q2demoplayer <path to demo file>


  • Native: go build .
  • Cross: GOOS=windows GOARCH=386 CGO_ENABLED=0 go build .