OpenArena is a community-produced deathmatch FPS based on GPL idTech3 technology. There are many game types supported including Free For All, Capture The Flag, Domination, Overload, Harvester, and more. There are 17 unique player models to choose from and 12 weapons.

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OA is back, now with more big space yards, japanese catgirls (=<^_^>=), double domination, space marines, and machineguns! Instant Gib, unlagged, and alt-tabs too. Revamped levels and 7 new ones are on the list, and several annoying bugs are fixed and lots of things were polished. Despite the version number increment, this is actually a new major release.

Posted by leilei on Apr 21st, 2008

I thought I was making the players wait too long, nearly 10 months for the next major release. Things have been admittedly slow so I figured i'll release what's done so far. This is not the fabled version 0.8.0, but it is a nice prelude to it. :)

Changes:

  • New player model : Assassin. This guy kills for greed.
  • New player model : Space Marine. This guy serves his Corps. In SPACE.
  • New player skin : Angelyss/Neko. Mew!!!!!! :3
  • New player skin : Grism/Indigo. A homage of that other game.
  • Ayumi/Neko, Angelyss/Sly have been atticed due to quality reasons.
  • Text font (bigchars.tga) used by console and hud messages now doesn't bleed anymore.
  • Special characters added for text font (bigchars.tga) used by some
    mods. If you've ever encountered a "?" where it shouldn't be in a mod,
    this should really fix it
  • lots of maps and changed maps, at least 8 new significant maps to play! This includes the reworked oa_dm3 and oa_dm5.
  • oa_ctf2 is more balanced, slightly retextured.
  • Elimination and CTF elimination game types. No one respawns until the round is over.
  • Double domination game type. Two teams must control two points on the map for 10 seconds to score.
  • Last Man Standing game type. The name of the game is self explanatory.
  • Instant Gib option, gives everyone only a railgun that does kills instantly.
  • All Rockets option, makes everyone only have a rocket launcher.
  • Alt-tab working.
  • Unlagged tracehits option, provides a more responsive feel for railguns, machineguns and shotguns.
  • Classic Grism aren't teamskins anymore. This means the 'white' skin
    will not show up during team games. In addition, the skins can be used
    for FFA again.
  • Completely in SDL.
  • BFG BFG BFG BFG
  • A lot of other stuff we forgot like minor polishings. There's lots of it and too many to mention here.


ZIP archive:
Get it here! (271mb)
Windows installer: Get it here! (269mb)
Mac OS X version will be ready soon!

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson Apr 21 2008, 7:29pm says:

arg, im downloading the linux version as i type lol.
just read the "mac osx version will be ready soon!"
guess i can wait :P
good work on the new release!

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bartpp7
bartpp7 Apr 21 2008, 7:47pm says:

looks good guys

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leilei
leilei Apr 21 2008, 7:54pm says:

LOL that's a bad headline.

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leilei
leilei Apr 21 2008, 7:57pm replied:

someone should change it and the picture and that's a very ignorant sum

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson Apr 21 2008, 8:17pm replied:

Ignorant, but hilarious :P
Yeah... your right.

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leilei
leilei Apr 21 2008, 8:31pm replied:

yeah
it's like telling everyone to NOT check it out.
Someone on staff is opposing me

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stenchy
stenchy Apr 21 2008, 8:55pm replied:

Relax, it's humor. Plus sex sells :P

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Phoenix85
Phoenix85 Apr 21 2008, 9:17pm replied:

I downloaded it because of the headline.

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson Apr 21 2008, 9:28pm replied:

LOL, nice.

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Masterfulplayer
Masterfulplayer Apr 21 2008, 9:50pm replied:

win

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Cloud6556
Cloud6556 Apr 23 2008, 11:07am replied:

So did I actually...im so dissapointed in myself lmao =D im really enjoying singleplayer right now to be honest :/, on the main menu theres a "mods" bit but are there any mods released for it?

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Dejiko
Dejiko Apr 25 2008, 12:47pm replied:

my understanding is that all quake3 arena mods will work with open arena. some stuff will probably be missing though (textures and models)

so its a good idea to use mods that use all custom stuff. I'm looking forward to gundam universe thats coming out may 1st.

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Wills
Wills Apr 23 2008, 9:37am replied:

Best. Headline. Ever. Made me download this! :D

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital Apr 21 2008, 10:43pm says:

Looks great team, I'll post back with my impressions :)

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rekondoergo
rekondoergo Apr 22 2008, 6:48am says:

but but but... i don't wanna shoot japanese catgirls -,-*

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Apr 22 2008, 10:32am says:

woohoo! Can't wait to install this!

for those interested, tourny with OA & free game hosting for a year as a prize: League.tastyspleen.net

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AnonymousX
AnonymousX Apr 22 2008, 3:00pm says:

Thanks ! Downloading now :D

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Cloud6556
Cloud6556 Apr 23 2008, 10:43am says:

My multiplayer doesnt work, something about an invalid folder. either way it doesnt work so im stuck play with BOTs anybody else getting this? or should i just reinstall or what?

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leilei
leilei Apr 23 2008, 11:31am replied:

you're trying to connect to servers running older versions

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Lordofthelargepants
Lordofthelargepants Apr 23 2008, 3:44pm says:

Nothing wrong with japanese catgirls ^^
Sweet game, seriously, has the Quake arena feeling to it, or is that a bad thing to say? ^^

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Seyiji
Seyiji Apr 23 2008, 8:01pm says:

Yay :3

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Tycoon-Master
Tycoon-Master Apr 24 2008, 4:00pm says:

Boobs = Download.

Upon starting the download I starting reading and didn't get very far - going to play!

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Dejiko
Dejiko Apr 25 2008, 12:50pm says:

when I try to play it says "invalid game folder" =/

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leilei
leilei Apr 25 2008, 1:12pm replied:

YOU ARE TRYING TO CONNECT TO AN OLDER VERSION
DON'T DO THAT !!

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Dejiko
Dejiko Apr 25 2008, 1:46pm replied:

I guess all of the servers with good pings are old, then XD

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Alejo
Alejo May 5 2008, 5:43pm says:

HELLO,I have a problem: When I attempt to connect me put some multiplayer games: Server IS ONLY FOR LOW PING; and in others: Invalid folder
What's happening?

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leilei
leilei May 6 2008, 9:36am replied:

1. the servers are picky and dumb.
2. the server admins are dumb for not updating.

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