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Create a New Pak for Quake 2

DEALING WITH PAK FILES

All the graphics and sound files in Quake 2 are contained in the file called pak0.pak in your baseq2 folder. Wall textures, sky graphics, sound effects, enemy skins, crosshairs, etc. are "packed" into 1 file for ease of use.    You need a program specially designed to handle pak files to look inside, and/or create new pak files. (With Quake 3, this pak format has changed to a traditional ZIP format.  The pk3 file extension used in Q3 is really just a ZIP in disguise). 

If you don't already have a pak file opening program, download Pak Explorer now.  It's a freeware pak file editing program.    All the descriptions and screen shots in these instructions will refer to Pak Explorer.  Read the readme.txt file after unzipping.

  The first time you double-click on the pakexpl.exe file to start the program,  it should prompt you to set the Options.   Set the Shell Options as seen below.  The rest are up to you.

 

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Once those Shell Options are set, you will be able to open a pak file by clicking on it, and you will be able to create a new pak file from the right mouse button menu, just like you create a new folder.

CREATE A NEW PAK FILE
1. Open the folder where you downloaded the three new crosshairs you chose.  Rename them to ch1.pcx, ch2.pcx, and ch3.pcx if they have other names.
2. Right click on any empty spot inside the right window and choose New,  and then choose Quake Pak.  A new file will appear. Name it  pak9.pak.
3. Double-click on the new pak file you just created.  Pak Explorer will open.
4. Click on the icon with the little folder picture with a starburst behind it to create a new folder.  If you see no icons, open the View menu and check off the Toolbar and Status Bar. 
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5. Right click on the folder and rename it pics.
6. Minimize Pak Explorer.  Highlight the three new crosshair files and using either the Edit menu or the right mouse button menu, choose COPY.
7. Maximize Pak Explorer.  Highlight the pics folder and choose PASTE on the Edit menu or the right mouse button menu.  Close Pak Explorer.  The file is automatically saved.
8. Move the new pak9.pak file you created into the baseq2 folder inside your Quake 2 folder.  If you already have a pak9.pak file inside there, rename the new pak to a different unused number, like pak8.pak.
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