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Converting MD2 to CAL

MD2 is a 3D model format used by Quake 2 and several other video games created using the id Tech 2 game engine from id Software. MD2 files contain info on animated or static models, including texture details or dynamic coordinates. MD2 is a successor of MDL, used by the first version of Quake, and was later replaced by MD3 in the case of Quake 3.

A CAL image file represents a monochrome bitmap image that uses the CALS raster image standard for storing graphics data. This standard was created in the 1980s by the US Department of Defence as a compressed interchangeable image format. CAL and CALS are extensions used for similar purposes.

So, how to change MD2 into CAL?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert MD2s. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load MD2 Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .md2 files you intend to convert into .cal because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select MD2s from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .cal files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select CAL as Output Format

Then pick the CAL as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert MD2 to CAL via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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