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Store page makes it seem like it's permanently free and is only a few levels from the whole game.https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/user_image/1/8/4/AAZPmRAACPWw.png
According to this review (GOG), they're all available; you just need to go to the setup folder:
"1 to 1 as the steam version. setup folder in main game folder is a bit sneaky to unlock all levels but its there so no worries for all us offline installer archivists. runs like butter if you undrstand how to use the dynamic resolution scaler in combination with dlss and optimized raycounts even on a raytracing weak 3060 if you check youtube. my 3080 pushes easily 120 in 1440p min 75% dynmic scale with dlss and i think its the best and most sharp dlss implementation in any game for such a low resolution. usually dlss works best with 1440p qualitymode and upwards but quake 2 looks darn crisp even when the dynamic scaler goes internally to 1080p. pop in the dlss 2.2.11 ini file as a replacement and even the slight ghosting issues are gone which dlss 2.0 and 2.1 had."
Apparently this turns computers into space heaters, so beware
Yup, the other two of the three reviews currently on GOG (although the other review - shown above - claims it's mainly users not understanding how to optimize it) below:
"It's Quake II, which is an absolute classic. This version is a nice upgrade, but you need an amazing system to run it properly... maybe in a decade or so when high-end cards become easier to find it'll be worth it, but for now I'll stick with Quad Damage."
"For me, this was a tech demo that just further proves that ray tracing is a waste. A 3060 can't push this past 45 fps all for... reflections and lighting effects that can be done in modern games without RT. I feel like an old man for not getting the hype around RT. If you want to feel justified in blowing your money on a high end graphics card I think there are better ways."
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