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Alien Arena 2011 Update Brings Improvements

Gaming

Published on 12 March 2011 08:41 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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John Diamond has announced a new release of Alien Arena, the alien-themed open-source first person shooter built off the id Tech 2 game engine.

New in Alien Arena 2011 (v7.51) is a rewrite of the BSP surface rendering to yield performance increases, a complete rewrite of the OpenGL vertex buffer object (VBO) code, and a complete rewrite to the post-process effects. There's also improvements to shadow mapping for dynamic shadows, graphical updates and bug-fixes, new and revamped levels, and support for downloading of IQM meshes.

Read more and download from the Alien Arena web-site. There's also a change-log. Alien Arena 2011 was introduced last December.

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