Yes, it's true! Quake 2 & 3 has been ported to the Android platform. From androidandme.com:
Quake and Quake2 are trademarks of Id Software.
21 feb 2010 : *** going open source ***
I decided to release the source code here : quake2android - Project Hosting on Google Code
Want to start hacking right now ? try this :
svn checkout quake2android - Revision 7: /trunk quake2android
31 jan 2010 : *** new release 1.8 ***
changelist 1.8 :
- corrected crash in video menu
- extract players directory from demo file
- fixed download bug
- tested multiplayer game : working OK !
full change list here : ChangeList
Install the APK into your Android phone
click here : quake2-android-1.8.apk
IMPORTANT NOTE : if you have problem upgrading, uninstall previous version before installing new version.
How to control Quake 2 using your Android phone ? see instructions here : HowtoControlsAndroid
Install the Data File
To use the Quake2 APK you need either the data files from the original game or from the demo version that is available for download from idsoftware.com .
Launch Quake2 application > press Menu > then Tools > then Download data file
You can select Id Software FTP or some other mirror as download source
.. or use manual download , see instructions here : ManualDownload
emulator : very slow, < 5 fps
HTC G1 with CyanogenMod (Android 1.5 custom ROM) : OK
HTC G2 : OK
Samsung Galaxy : OK, 10-15 fps
Motorola Droid / Milestone (Android 2.0.1) : OK, 35-40 fps
T-Mobile Pulse ( Android 1.5, Huawei HU8220 ) : OK
HTC Tatoo : OK, 5 fps (too slow ...)
Google Nexus One : NOK - Hi Google, if you want to donate me a Nexus One, please contact me ;-)
Other phone : report me if it works !
3D graphics : hardware acceleration OK
Audio : OK
Controls : OK
Basic UI, automatic download of data file
support more phones : Nexus One, ...
Android Bounty: Fully working Quake 2 and 3 ported to Droid – Android and Me