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    Phoronix: OpenArena 0.8.5 Is Out With Small Changes

    While the ioquake3-powered OpenArena game is not as advanced or popular as say Nexuiz, it is a fairly popular free software game amongst those using an open-source Mesa3D driver stack. It's not too graphically rich yet provides competitive and fun FPS game-play -- it can also be used for Mesa driver benchmarking. The last notable release of OpenArena was OpenArena 0.8.1 and it came way back near the end of 2008...

  • #2
    Sounds cool. I haven't played recently, but when it hits Debian sid, I'll check it out.


    • #3
      Open Arena remains one of the most fun shooters around. Not as high-tech as many other games (though the new flare and bloom effects are cool), but very addictive, fast-paced and tongue-in-cheek hilarious.

      A very welcome change from all the ultra-serious big-strong-man shooters.


      • #4
        Ok, how do I apply this patch? Please, anyone?


        • #5
          I am looking for some shooters, I am new linux user (Suse 11.2), some recommendations of games?


          • #6
            OpenArena is great if you liked Quake3. You could also try QuakeLive (it works in Firefox).

            Also try Nexuiz, it has a large community and very good graphics. The feeling is more like UT than Quake.

            There are a million others, like XReal, WarSow (really fast), Alien Arena, Sauerbraten, and many more.


            • #7
              Don't forget Urban Terror.


              • #8
                Originally posted by williamthrilliam View Post
                Ok, how do I apply this patch? Please, anyone?
                A bit old, but whatever...

                Simply extract the archive over your 0.8.1 installation. It will overwrite some files and add some new ones.

                You are done.