Open Arena
Open Arena
0.8.8r28

3.0

Open Arena free download for Mac

Open Arena

0.8.8r28
10 January 2013

Shooter based on Quake 3 Arena engine and gamecode (beta).

Overview

Open Arena is a fast, brutal, online first-person shooter (FPS), featuring the old "kill or be killed" gameplay style from classic FPS games like Quake 3, QuakeLive, and Unreal tournament. This game features both the original game modes like deathmatch and capture-the-flag, and some custom server-specific modes. These classic, proven game modes outshine popular FPS with their real-skill requirements instead of relying on gimmicks like killing streaks and game unbalancing perks. Try this fast, competitive, online FPS!

What's new in Open Arena

Version 0.8.8r28:

New features:
  • Two new single player campaign tiers
  • New maps:
    • am_lavaarena
    • am_lavactf
    • am_lavactfxl
    • am_mckinleyish2
    • am_spacecont
    • am_thornish
    • mlca1
    • mlctf1beta
    • oa_bases3p3ta
    • oasago1
    • oa_thor
    • pul1duel-oa
    • pxlfan
  • New player model: Neko.
  • Specular maps have been added to many player and weaponsmodels. These can be disabled by turning off detail textures.
  • Invulnerability powerup and effects
  • Grappling hook model, shader, and sounds
  • Angelyss, Gargoyle have been reanimated
  • Liz and SMarine animation glitches fixed
  • Music
  • Many of the old maps got entity tweaks, gametype unlocking and other fixes.
  • Benchmark demo
  • Fixed TEAMMATE kill message bug.
  • Prevent team changing and disconnect from changing team score in Team Deathmatch.
  • Don't let vampire resurrect dead players.
  • Now uses FFA spawnpoints in domination.
  • Workaround for Kamikaze bug.
  • g_autonextmap added ("Auto change level" in the menu). Randomly picks a new map once the current map has ended. The maps allowed for each gametype are configurable.
  • You can now see how much health the obelisk have left in Overload
  • Autoswitch weapon can now be set to only change to better or new weapons.
  • Chat beep can be disabled in options.
  • Changed default customvotefile to customvote.cfg.
  • Added the possibility for spawning in waves. The cvar g_respawntime says how often players should spawn.
  • Added a CVAR g_voteBan X bans a player for X minutes using the KK-admin system
  • Added g_gravityModifier (default 1.0) that modifies g_gravity relatively to the value set by the map.
  • Additional dmflags. Most notably "Fast weapon switch" and "No self damage".
  • Added a CVAR g_damageModifier to modify damage of all weapons and triggers.
  • Added replace_* cvars like disable_*. Can be used like "set replace_weapon_shotgun weapon_bfg" for replacing shutgun by BFG.
  • Handicap is reset to 100 once returned to the main menu. It is no longer changeable thorugh the GUI to prevent new players from hurting themself.
  • Added "Click to respawn"-message. Tells the player how long until they are allowed to respawn. Very relevant for wave spawning.
  • New specular code, r_specmode 1 to enable
  • New environment map code, r_envmode 1 to enable
  • Cascaded bloom, which is more 'natural', and is much faster on lower end hardware r_bloom_cascade 1 to enable
  • Support for GLSL shaders!
  • Bloom is not allowed if we don't have 32-bit color for textures. This stops the user from playing with corrupt bloom in 16-bit color since the bloom code doesn't really support that yet.

11 Open Arena Reviews

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Accidentalist
10 December 2011

Most helpful

Don't bother buying this from the App Store. Download the real version from: http://openarena.ws which is FREE. The guy selling the version on the app store is a crook making money off the dev team. He's doing the same thing to Tremulous.
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Version 1.0
Accidentalist
10 December 2011
Don't bother buying this from the App Store. Download the real version from: http://openarena.ws which is FREE. The guy selling the version on the app store is a crook making money off the dev team. He's doing the same thing to Tremulous.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Accidentalist
Accidentalist
10 December 2011
MacUpdate Admin(s): Would you please change this back to the REAL (and free) version listed at http://openarena.ws?
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Jack-Overfull
Jack-Overfull
18 April 2013
AGREED! And I was the admin of this page, discovering just today that the listing has been somehow hijacked in favour of that controversial version!
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Jack-Overfull
25 April 2008
I should warn ourusers that the 0.7.6 release is out. You can download the multiplatform version here: http://download.tuxfamily.org/openarena/rel/076/oa076LinuxMacWin.zip Mac Only engine, in case you downloaded the linux or windows version, here, just drag it in the same folder of baseoa: http://www.jackoverfull.com/giochi/openarena/oamac076.tgz
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Version 0.7
Spiderduckie
03 February 2008
Great game. Actually dedicated a CTF team to Jack Overfull. Team [Jack] is the name. For information about Open Arena and our team, visit jack.aowc.net.
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Version 0.7
2 answer(s)
Jack-Overfull
Jack-Overfull
13 February 2008
Well, i think that that clan is called jack for JackTheLink, the founder, but anyway… lol
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Version 0.7
S3NTRYdesigns
S3NTRYdesigns
30 December 2014
Whoa! Just getting back into this! Actually Jack, I founded the clan way back then haha! I was [Jack]Spearhead originally [Jack]SpiderDuckie, JACKTheLink was one of the first members of the clan though! haha

Aside from that, I'm 22 years of age now and totally getting back into this great game!
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Nitewing98
11 January 2008
Made buying a better graphics card worth the money! I have an older Digital Audio Powermac G4 that I recently bought a Radeon 7500 video card for, and went looking for FPS games that never worked with the Rage Pro. Man! This is the BOMB!
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Version 0.7
1 answer(s)
Meego
Meego
30 April 2008
low-tech gaming rocks! ;)
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Version 0.7.8
Tice
18 August 2007
This is a great freeware game. I played it nearly every day on my holidays. To sad that nobody seems to recognise that a few people put in a lot of work to make this game. Special thanks to Jack Overfull for the Mac version. Great game, big fun, all for free. Worth the waiting for a slow download I think. : )
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Version 0.7
Bastibense
11 July 2007
You probably should make a BitTorrent from this instead of making people suffer on lame download sites like FileFront.
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Version 0.7
1 answer(s)
Kick52
Kick52
11 July 2007
There probably is somewhere.. try checking the forums at http://openarena.ws/board Also, someone else has a mirror which is compatible with MU, though I am still waiting for a link.
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Version 0.7
Kick52
10 July 2007
Well sorry about the crap download link to FileFront but I can't link to the 3dDownloads one as it requires waiting and MacUpdate is direct only.. I am trying to find a better mirror.
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Version 0.7
1 answer(s)
Jack-Overfull
Jack-Overfull
10 July 2007
you can use the original one (wich is direct): www.jazzmobile.it/jackoverfull/games/openarena/OpenArena0.7.0j2.dmg
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Version 0.7
Hammer
10 July 2007
Try this link... http://www.3ddownloads.com/Action/OpenArena/Full%20Game/OpenArena0.7.0j2.dmg# It's 3D Downloads. You have to queue up, but I'm D/L now at 420 kb/sec.
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Version 0.7
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Hammer
Hammer
10 July 2007
Also thie FileFront URL seems to hook up... http://files.filefront.com/OpenArena070j2/;8001776;;/fileinfo.html
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Version 0.7
Hauslendale
10 July 2007
The link given by this developer has expired: http://38.118.213.188/pvbfkorfpb+/moddb/OpenArena0.7.0j2.dmg/X6 ERROR: Your download key for the requested file is invalid. Download keys are only valid for 48 hours. Once your download is complete, the key is no longer valid. Keys are also only valid for the original server. Additionally this error may be caused because the file was not found on the server. If you need help starting your download, please contact FileFront support. Stop using lame resources for your file share.
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Version 0.7
Kiddailey
09 July 2007
Unfortuntely, won't run on my system (Intel 10.4.9, 2GM RAM, 112GB HD) :/ Anyone get this to run?
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Version 0.7
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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