Alien Arena 2010 v7.45 Offers Up More Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming on 29 July 2010 at 07:06 AM EDT. 42 Comments
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Back in May there was the initial Alien Arena 2010 (v7.40) open-source game release of this year, but now John Diamond has come about with another update that continues to offer up a number of new features and other improvements. The previous update introduced five new game levels and rendering improvements while this newest update offers:

- New Skeletal model format
- Soft shadows
- Faster and more accurate OpenGL lighting
- Rendering optimizations
- Fixes for vertex animated models
- All player models have been reanimated with a new model format
- IRC client fixes
- Many updated skin models

The full change-log providing greater details on this new release can be found on the Icculus-hosted web-site. Those wanting to give this open-source first person shooter a try can download this newest 2010 release here.
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