Re: Valve decide what fps is OK
"Are there any high rez text mods for q2?"
Yes, I believe it's enhanced Q2
Doom 3's graphics engine beats Half-Life 2 easily, but HL2 seems to have more work put into their textures and map details (probably because you couldn't see it in Doom 3 anyways). Also, unless you're running a machine similar to mine, if you tried to put a Doom3 level engine into fully lit gameplay with large, outdoor areas(like a lot of HL2 will probably be) your framerate would plummet into unplayability.
HL 2 also seems to have better physics, plus Valve said it supports GeoModding
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