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Mostly map changes, bugfixes and an addition of a new character. No pussyfooting around here.

Posted by leilei on Feb 20th, 2012

You thought we were dead, didn't you? SHYEAH RIGHT



  • Game server options include wave spawning, damage modifier, fast weapon switch, no self damage and more
  • New player model: Neko
  • New maps: am_lavaarena, am_lavactf, am_lavactfxl, am_mckinleyish2, am_spacecont, am_thornish, mlca1, mlctf1beta, oa_bases3p3ta, oasago1, oa_thor, pul1duel-oa, pxlfan
  • Animation fixes and improvements for certain player models
  • Optimization: oasago2 gets new torches, many maps recompiled
  • Single player campaign has two more tiers
  • Chat beep can be disabled by the client
  • Music, courtesy of jute gyte
  • Grappling hook models and shader
  • Invulnerability model and shader
  • Preliminary GLSL shader support, including postprocess shaders.
  • Specular fixed, optional specular shaders added to many models
  • Alternative environment map calculation
  • Cascaded bloom (faster than normal) and reflection bloom (blinding)

You can download it here! (405mb) or get the patch here! (70mb, requires 0.8.5)

I should also probably mention that we need help: OpenArena is entering a reboot phase in which we excise all low quality assets and have a focus on quality control. Visit the site if you want to contribute, check the help wanted for more information.

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FiredFox3 Feb 21 2012 says:

Great game!
I play 2 years))

Bug Detection: shotgun shells bug: black squares, at a certain angle of gaze

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leilei Author
leilei Feb 21 2012 replied:

Alot of 088's reported bugs come from the autodownloaded 085 patch pk3 found in the HOME/baseoa folder, since home takes priority in overriding files in the GAME/baseoa folder. This 'reverts' 088 changes and is a badbadbad bad bad badbad bad bad bad bad thing to do.

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leilei Author
leilei Feb 21 2012 says:

i don't think the picture used for the news ticker thing is appropriate considering there's buttocks exposed by thong. a better one, involving said cat, seen in the news post, is advisable for the front page.

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arieas Feb 21 2012 replied:

'Dat ***

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hogsy Feb 22 2012 replied:

If someone has a problem with a bottom then they shouldn't even be here.

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Henley Staff
Henley Feb 22 2012 replied:

Please, if anything sums up your mod it would be that picture. The preview image you posted is not big enough for the rotator. If you have something you want replaced too let me know over PM.

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frosty-theaussie Feb 23 2012 replied:

a) It is not a mod.

b) 1920x1080 = not big enough?

c) Where does a person get off making assumptions about what "sums up" their work? The ticker image choice is Mod DB's but don't defend your selection with an attitude that makes it sound like you presume to know more about someone's project than they do themself.

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Henley Staff
Henley Feb 24 2012 replied:

Tis a joke, the preview image is the one that is used when creating the news post. Not the images inside the post.

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Kark-Jocke Feb 22 2012 says:

Nice =)

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Anddos Feb 22 2012 says:

This should be on steam as free to play imo

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InStars Feb 22 2012 says:

This is way better than Quake Live!

* Cool Face *

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JockeTF Feb 24 2012 says:

Yay! Thank you for the new release!

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pvt.Johnson Feb 24 2012 says:

Finally! :D

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griefmaster_00x1 Mar 1 2012 says:

Furry power!!!

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