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Do you like old school deathmatch with modern features but none of the frills that have ruined the raw purity of the genre? How about rich, colorful, arcadelike atmospheres? How about...retro Sci Fi? Then you're going to love what Alien Arena has in store for you! This game combines some of the very best aspects of classic deathmatch, and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique. Alien Arena is a furious frag fest with arenas ranging from the small, to the massive. With game modes such as Capture The Flag and Tactical, there are terrific team-based experiences to be had as well as 1v1 duels, free-for-all, and dozens of mutators to alter the game play to your liking. The community is friendly, as well as prolific. Dozens of maps, models, and various accessories have been created by community members to add on to the game experience.

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Version 7.31 of Alien Arena has been released, featuring many optimizations, bugfixes, as well as new features and content.

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Version 7.31 of Alien Arena has been released today for windows and linux users! In addition to some exciting new content, there are also a number of engine improvements, optimizations, and gameplay enhancements.


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Some of the new features in this release:

  • Improved shadow volumes with self shadowing.
  • Vertex buffer object management.
  • Sound improvements/bugfixes.
  • Security fixes.
  • Anisitropic image filtering.
  • New weather effects.
  • Callvoting.
  • Duplicate player renaming.
  • Two new levels.
  • Auto detection of settings on first run.
  • Run time optimizations.

For a complete changelog look Icculus.orgDownload the game Indiedb.com

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kinesis916
kinesis916

Nice. Time for me to catch up and see what all the fuss is about with this game.

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NearScope
NearScope

Me too. I was REALLY skeptical about this game. But now,I'm kinda in the mood to try new things.

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Fiasco
Fiasco

Yeah, I'm in. Gotta try it with my Nvidia 3D and see how that works on the old engine :)

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booman
booman

I searched the alien arena forums about the Linux openal audio drivers and found that I will need to update my Fedora 8 to play.
Does anyone know if there is an openal, openal-soft that will run in Fedora 8? the only ones I found were for Fedora 9, 10 & 11.
Otherwise, it runs great in Windows XP

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