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Version 7.51 of Alien Arena has been released, featuring a number of optimizations that resulted in a major performance boost, plus bugfixes and three revamped maps!

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Version 7.51 of Alien Arena has been officially released! This latest version of the standalone, open source FPS game features a number of optimizations that have resulted in a dramatic performance increase across the board. There were also a number of graphical updates, including a rewrite of the post process effects for pain and heatwave distortions.

Some of the new features for this release include:

  • Extensive rewrite of bsp surface rendering for a massive performance increase.
  • Complete rewrite of vertex buffer object code.
  • Complete rewrite of post process effects.
  • Improvements to shadow mapping for dynamic shadows.
  • Variety of graphical updates and bugfixes.
  • Three new/revamped levels.
  • Added downloading of iqm meshes.

We also revamped several maps(dm-violator was actually rebuilt from scratch) and gave them not only a modern visual treatment, but also improved the game flow in some cases were we felt it was needed. Check out the screens below for a taste!

Per pixel martian Per pixel slime
Dm-dismal remake Violator remake
Violator remake Dm-dismal

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No Desura yet though? :(

I'm holding off on trying it till it hits Desura. Looks amazing though!

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