I'm using a laptop, Windows 10, intel-based stuff. Just bought it yesterday, and so far it will only run in safe mode (from the launcher) using software rendering mode. Any attempt at using 3d acceleration kicks me out. I'm a little irritated, as it shouldn't be too much to ask for something to work as it comes to me, without having to track down 3rd-party fixes and what-all.
Just ran into this issue on my laptop, the game would try to start normally and crash.
The game tries to start the GL version on the Intel card and for some reason, that does not work. Fortunately, the laptop has 2 GPU's.
I got it to work by going to the Nvidia Control Panel and under "Manage 3D settings - Program Settings" locate or add the game executable and set it to run on the "High performance Nvidia processor"
Alternatively, on Windows 10 you can do this by navigating to : Windows Settings - System - Display - Graphics Settings". Browse and locate the quake 2 executable then select "High Performance"
I've tried all i could think of but was not able to get it to run on the Intel GPU.