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    Default OpenArena 0.8.5 Is Out With Small Changes

    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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODAwOQ

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

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    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.

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    Ok, how do I apply this patch? Please, anyone?

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

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    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.

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    Don't forget Urban Terror.

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    Quote 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.

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