Alien Arena 2010 version 7.45 has been released today! The latest version of the game features a number of new features and optimizations that not only make it look better, but run a lot smoother as well.
The big news for this release is the change in model format from vertex animated to a new skeletal model format known as the InterQuake Model. Each of our player models has been re-animated and exported to this format, resulting in much smoother animation, and a perfectly solid appearance. The use of the skeletal system allowed us to also do some animation tricks on the fly, such as bending the spine at the waist for player pitch(looking up and down).
There were many other new things added as well, as this was one of our most intense development sessions in the history of the game. Perhaps just as important as the change in model format, were some of the bugfixes and optimizations that resulted in vastly better framerates, as well as much smoother, more accurate lighting. Here are some of the highlights:
- Skeletal model format(IQM)
- Soft shadows
- Improvements in lighting routines
- Optimizations throughout
- Updated a number of textures and skins
- Many IRC client fixes, as well as our own network
View our updated trailer!
View the changelog HERE
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