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Alien Arena 7.31 Brings Game, Engine Work

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Published on 08 October 2009 11:58 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Just days after the release of Nexuiz 2.5.2 that brought many new features to this popular open-source game, Alien Arena is out with a new version. Alien Arena 7.31 is the new version of this multi-platform first-person shooter and it too boasts a modest change-log.

The list of Alien Arena 7.31 changes are available at Icclus.org, but some of the key changes include improved shadow volumes with self shadowing, vertex buffer object management, sound improvements, Anisotropic image filtering, new weather effects, two new levels, and various run-time optimizations. This new release of Alien Arena also attempts auto-detection of game settings upon its first run.

Alien Arena 7.31 can be downloaded for free from the project web-site.

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