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.

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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

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

looks good guys

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leilei Author
leilei

LOL that's a bad headline.

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leilei Author
leilei

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

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson

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

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leilei Author
leilei

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

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stenchy
stenchy

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

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Phoenix85
Phoenix85

I downloaded it because of the headline.

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson

LOL, nice.

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Masterfulplayer
Masterfulplayer

win

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Cloud6556
Cloud6556

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

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

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

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

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

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rekondoergo
rekondoergo

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

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

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

Thanks ! Downloading now :D

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Cloud6556
Cloud6556

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 Author
leilei

you're trying to connect to servers running older versions

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Lordofthelargepants
Lordofthelargepants

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

Yay :3

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Tycoon-Master
Tycoon-Master

Boobs = Download.

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

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Dejiko
Dejiko

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

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leilei Author
leilei

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

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Dejiko
Dejiko

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

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Alejo
Alejo

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 Author
leilei

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

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