The purpose of this mod profile is to facilitate development of a technical audiovisual reboot of OpenArena. Releases will be committed back to the official game profile when playability has been reached.

The basic gist of it is:

  • Optimization and less bloat overall
  • Anime style for cleaner, stylized visual
  • Completely reworked aesthetic
  • Proper widescreen support
  • Lower system requirements
  • Higher production polish supported by a stronger art direction and coherent vision
  • 10ft/couch gaming support
  • Better single player

What's implemented:

  • Widescreen, with no limit on how wide your screen is. No 16:9 stretching. No losing vertical field of view, and no having to adjust field of view to compensate.
  • Client-side option to load alternate modest attire for the provocative characters, without needing to wreck the pak files
  • New optional particle system
  • Improved detail texture support, allowing detail layers to automatically apply to every surface
  • Much better first generation legacy 3D video card support (3dfx, s3, ATi, PowerVR). Paletted textures, modulated atlases, add->alpha parsing+conversions, etc.
  • Optimized flares, allowing fps to go into the hundreds on oa_pvomit with them enabled
  • Texture atlases to greatly reduce texture switching for animated special effects
  • libxmp for mod music playback
  • A UT-ish single player "ladder" spanning some of the different game modes and 'trophy' progression
  • Moving eyes :)

Targets:

  • Windows 10 to 95
  • All those Unix systems
  • Pentium MMX 200MHz with 3dfx Voodoo Graphics
  • 2500 triangle player models with one unblended texture
  • 100mb file size for the total solid compressed game
  • Possibly suitable for enthusiast ports like consoles and the Pi

quick faq!:

Q: Why not use engine X its prettier

A: engine switching is for the incompetent

Q: To sexy!!! I hate anime it's perverts

A: Anime style here means big eyes, big hair, big silhouettes and big clothes. it doesn't mean more skin.

Q: Is this ADULTS rated?

A: Tigrs was once a rating system. It had no "M for mature". All "this adults game" is misleading from the limited TIGRS system.

This project is still licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2. Providing sources for contributions will be mandatory.

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Muleke_Trairao
Muleke_Trairao

Looks great! Wish you the best of luck in this project!
Also, congratz to you guys for what you have achieved so far with OA in general! ;)

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