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<span style="color:cyan; margin-bottom:1em;">'''NEWS:''' ''[[OpenArena Community Mappack]] Volume 1'' has been released (16 January 2014).</span>
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<span style="color:cyan; margin-bottom:1em;">'''NEWS:''' ''[[OpenArena Community Mappack]] Volume 1'' has been released (20 January 2014). And we are preparing a fix for it: ''please come back'' after 31 August 2014 to grab the updated version!</span>
   
   
 
= Welcome to OpenArena =
 
= Welcome to OpenArena =
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[[File:OpenArena Logo since 0.8.5 (white on transparent).svg|120px|left]]
 
[[Image:OpenArena Collage.jpg|right]]
 
[[Image:OpenArena Collage.jpg|right]]
 
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* [[wikipedia:OpenArena|Wikipedia article about OpenArena]]
 
* [[wikipedia:OpenArena|Wikipedia article about OpenArena]]
 
* [[servers|Server setup and listings]]
 
* [[servers|Server setup and listings]]
* [http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=openarena&search=Search Videos from OA]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=openarena&search=Search Videos from OA] (Youtube)
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* View Livestream OA TV 24/7 (third party):
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** [https://www.twitch.tv/openarenalive on Twitch.tv]
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** [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb1CbYiT7Sch39E5OmEGG9Q/live on Youtube]
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** [https://gaming.youtube.com/channel/UCb1CbYiT7Sch39E5OmEGG9Q/live on Youtube Gaming]
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** [https://www.hitbox.tv/oalive on Hitbox]
 
* [[gametype|Gametypes]]
 
* [[gametype|Gametypes]]
 
* [[Characters]]
 
* [[Characters]]
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* [[FAQ#How can I organize matches with my friends all around the world? How can I talk with them?|Tips about organizing matches with your friends and talking with them]]
* [http://oa-community.com/ OA-Community Project] (third-party project featuring online tools for public server customization: everyone can load additional maps to their game servers!)
 
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** [https://discord.gg/n3dTmzM OpenArena Server invite] on ''[[wikipedia:Discord (software)|Discord]]'' text chat and VoIP service. Also some development discussions and preview images are posted there.
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*** [http://discord.me/openarena OpenArena Discord invite Simpler link] (discord.me/openarena)
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*** Note - You don't need to use the invite each time: after your first joining the server, you can just go to http://discordapp.com/ and launch Discord from there.
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** [https://discord.gg/HaSWqSH OpenArena Competitive] (OAC) Discord server (third party). While the official one focuses mostly on help and development, this unofficial one mostly focuses on organizing tournaments.
 
* [http://openarenahelp.com/ The OpenArena Help Resource] (third-party)
 
* [http://openarenahelp.com/ The OpenArena Help Resource] (third-party)
 
* [http://bwood.co.cc/ Blackwood's OpenArena Gaming Community]
 
* [http://bwood.co.cc/ Blackwood's OpenArena Gaming Community]
 
* [http://openArena.tuxfamily.org OpenArena.TuxFamily.Org], a community for french speakers
 
* [http://openArena.tuxfamily.org OpenArena.TuxFamily.Org], a community for french speakers
* [http://openarenaarg.eshost.es OpenArena Argentina], a community for argentinean players
 
 
* [http://www.arenawarriors.net Arena Warriors], a community for italian speakers ([http://www.arenawarriors.net/oaphpbb/ forum]). <small>They used to run [http://www.openarena.it OpenArena Italian Portal], but they suffered [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybersquatting domain squatting] in november 2011, and moved on to ArenaWarriors domain.</small>
 
* [http://www.arenawarriors.net Arena Warriors], a community for italian speakers ([http://www.arenawarriors.net/oaphpbb/ forum]). <small>They used to run [http://www.openarena.it OpenArena Italian Portal], but they suffered [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybersquatting domain squatting] in november 2011, and moved on to ArenaWarriors domain.</small>
 
* [http://steamcommunity.com/groups/openarena OpenArena Group on ''Steam'']
 
* [http://steamcommunity.com/groups/openarena OpenArena Group on ''Steam'']
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* Facebook:
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** [https://www.facebook.com/groups/openarena/ OpenArena Community] (third party)
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** [https://www.facebook.com/pages/OpenArena/487234684678032 OpenArena] page (automatically created by Facebook with infos from Wikipedia)
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** [https://www.facebook.com/OpenArena-Argentina-311384535567839/ OpenArena Argentina]
   
 
=== IRC ===
 
=== IRC ===
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There is no "official" OA IRC channel, however here's a list of some unofficial IRC channels:
* irc.anynet.org/#openarena (official) [irc://irc.anynet.org/#openarena Link]
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* irc.anynet.org/#openarena [irc://irc.anynet.org/#openarena Link]
 
** [http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.anynet.org&channel=%23openarena Through Mibbit IRC web client] <small>([http://www.mibbit.com Mibbit web site] for infos about this web-based IRC client)</small>
 
** [http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.anynet.org&channel=%23openarena Through Mibbit IRC web client] <small>([http://www.mibbit.com Mibbit web site] for infos about this web-based IRC client)</small>
* irc.quakenet.org/#openarena (unofficial) [irc://irc.quakenet.org/#openarena Link]
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* irc.quakenet.org/#openarena [irc://irc.quakenet.org/#openarena Link]
 
** [http://webchat.quakenet.org/?nick=Choose-A-Nick&channels=openarena&prompt=1 Through Quakenet Webchat]
 
** [http://webchat.quakenet.org/?nick=Choose-A-Nick&channels=openarena&prompt=1 Through Quakenet Webchat]
* irc.quakenet.org/#openarenahelp (unofficial) [irc://irc.quakenet.org/#openarenahelp Link]
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* irc.quakenet.org/#openarenahelp [irc://irc.quakenet.org/#openarenahelp Link]
 
** [http://webchat.quakenet.org/?nick=Choose-A-Nick&channels=openarenahelp&prompt=1 Through Quakenet Webchat]
 
** [http://webchat.quakenet.org/?nick=Choose-A-Nick&channels=openarenahelp&prompt=1 Through Quakenet Webchat]
* irc.quake.net.org/#oamapping (unofficial) [irc://irc.quakenet.org/#oamapping Link]
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* irc.quake.net.org/#oamapping [irc://irc.quakenet.org/#oamapping Link]
 
** [http://webchat.quakenet.org/?nick=Choose-A-Nick&channels=oamapping&prompt=1 Through Quakenet Webchat]
 
** [http://webchat.quakenet.org/?nick=Choose-A-Nick&channels=oamapping&prompt=1 Through Quakenet Webchat]
   
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* [[DeveloperFAQ]]
 
* [[DeveloperFAQ]]
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** [[GPL]]
 
* [[GoodPractices|Suggested good practices]] as art direction is important and shared agreement on licensing is the way to go for free software
 
* [[GoodPractices|Suggested good practices]] as art direction is important and shared agreement on licensing is the way to go for free software
 
* [[NOTTODO|What we can't/won't do]]
 
* [[NOTTODO|What we can't/won't do]]
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* [[Mapping resources & tutorials]] - Including: how to map, configure GTKRadiant under SOs, advanced mapping tutos and more.
 
* [[Mapping resources & tutorials]] - Including: how to map, configure GTKRadiant under SOs, advanced mapping tutos and more.
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** [[Mapping manual|OpenArena Mapping manual]]
 
** [[OpenArena Community Mappack]]
 
** [[OpenArena Community Mappack]]
 
* [[Graphics resources & tutorials]]
 
* [[Graphics resources & tutorials]]
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* [[Character_Ideas|Character ideas]]
 
* [[Character_Ideas|Character ideas]]
 
* [[Artwork|Artwork related with the game]] - Promote OpenArena, place a banner on your site!
 
* [[Artwork|Artwork related with the game]] - Promote OpenArena, place a banner on your site!
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* SVN, repository which includes ''assets'' and [http://openarena.ws/svn/source/assets/ their ''sources''] (e.g. [http://openarena.ws/svn/source/assets/maps/ .map files])
   
 
=== Coding-wise & other stuff ===
 
=== Coding-wise & other stuff ===
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* [[pak0.pk3]] - [[pak0.pk3-files|Files]]
 
* [[pak0.pk3]] - [[pak0.pk3-files|Files]]
 
* [[OAX]] - OpenArena eXpanded (gamecode -game logic- beta versions available to test as a [[mod]])
 
* [[OAX]] - OpenArena eXpanded (gamecode -game logic- beta versions available to test as a [[mod]])
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* [https://github.com/OpenArena/ OpenArena source code on Github]
* [http://code.google.com/p/oax/ OpenArena Expanded on googlecode] - [http://code.google.com/p/oax/source/list Update list] (gamecode running change log)
 
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** [https://github.com/OpenArena/engine Engine] (issue tracker [https://github.com/OpenArena/engine/issues here])
* [[IffyContent]]
 
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** [https://github.com/OpenArena/gamecode Gamecode] (issue tracker [https://github.com/OpenArena/gamecode/issues here])
 
* [[Subversion]]
 
* [[Subversion]]
* [http://openarena.ws/svn/ OpenArena SVN]
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* [http://openarena.ws/svn/ OpenArena SVN] - Repository which includes ''assets'' and [http://openarena.ws/svn/source/assets/ their ''sources''] (e.g. [http://openarena.ws/svn/source/assets/maps/ .map files])
 
* [http://www.mancubus.net/svn/openarena/ WebSVN Repository Subversion - OpenArena] (track changes, file by file, revision by revision)
 
* [http://www.mancubus.net/svn/openarena/ WebSVN Repository Subversion - OpenArena] (track changes, file by file, revision by revision)
* OpenArena sources (see also ''[http://openarena.ws/page.php?14 OpenArena: Source code]'' on main site): [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev088/oa-0.8.8.tar.bz2 0.8.8 Gamecode], [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev088/openarena-engine-source-0.8.8.tar.bz2 0.8.8 Engine] <small>([http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev081/openarena-engine-bin-0.8.x-28.zip corresponding to these binaries])</small>.<br />Other versions: [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev085/openarena-modSDK-0.8.5-6.tar.bz2 0.8.5 Gamecode], [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev081/openarena-engine-source-0.8.x-13.tar.bz2 0.8.5 Engine] <small>([http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev081/openarena-engine-bin-0.8.x-13.zip corresponding to these binaries])</small>.<br /><small>More engine versions [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev081/ here] (including unstable test versions; it's advisable to refer to the forums.).</small>
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* OpenArena sources direct downloads (see also ''[http://openarena.ws/page.php?14 OpenArena: Source code]'' on main site): [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev088/oa-0.8.8.tar.bz2 0.8.8 Gamecode], [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev088/openarena-engine-source-0.8.8.tar.bz2 0.8.8 Engine] <small>([http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev081/openarena-engine-bin-0.8.x-28.zip corresponding to these binaries])</small>.<br />Other versions: [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev085/openarena-modSDK-0.8.5-6.tar.bz2 0.8.5 Gamecode], [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev081/openarena-engine-source-0.8.x-13.tar.bz2 0.8.5 Engine] <small>([http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev081/openarena-engine-bin-0.8.x-13.zip corresponding to these binaries])</small>.<br /><small>More engine versions [http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev081/ here] (including unstable test versions; it's advisable to refer to the forums.).</small>
 
* [[TotalSize|Progression of OA's filesize across the different versions]]
 
* [[TotalSize|Progression of OA's filesize across the different versions]]
 
* [[IffyContent]]
   
 
== Other Stuff ==
 
== Other Stuff ==
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* [[Special:Search]]
 
* [[Special:Search]]
 
* [[Special:SpecialPages]]
 
* [[Special:SpecialPages]]
* [[WikiWorks]] - Also this Wiki site needs work! Here you can request a missing page or can see how you can help expanding the site, creating or fixing a page needed by someone else! It contains some tips about how to work in this wiki, too.
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* [[WikiWorks]] - Also this Wiki site needs work! Here you can request a missing page or can see how you can help expanding the site, creating or fixing a page needed by someone else! It contains some tips about how to work in this wiki, too.<br />DISCLAIMER: some infos in the wiki may be incomplete, outdated or wrong.
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==

Latest revision as of 19:03, 7 June 2020

Welcome to OpenArena.
We are currently editing over 393 articles, and you can help

About this wiki | New pages | New files | Active users | Categories | Wiki tutorial (Central wikia) | Help pages

Please use the forum for reporting bugs in the game.
Do NOT use the "Report a problem" area for this!

NEWS: OpenArena Community Mappack Volume 1 has been released (20 January 2014). And we are preparing a fix for it: please come back after 31 August 2014 to grab the updated version!


Welcome to OpenArena[edit | edit source]

OpenArena Logo since 0.8.5 (white on transparent).svg
OpenArena Collage.jpg

OpenArena (short form: OA) is a free (as in freedom) network enabled multiplayer first person shooter based on the ioquake3 fork of the id tech 3 engine. It aims to be a free software clone of Quake III Arena, retaining its gameplay while replacing the proprietary content with brand new free (as in freedom, again) content. OpenArena is released under GNU General Public License v2.0 (GPLv2). It is developed by the OpenArena Team.

It features many gametypes, including the traditional deathmatch, and sports a varied cast of characters. Due to violent and occasional racy content, it's unsuitable for children under the age of 17.

OpenArena allows you to play freely, offline or online, and users are also able to run their own LAN or internet server.[1] The game is also compatible with a large base of third-party stuff designed for Q3A such as models, maps and mods.

It is cross-platform: official OpenArena releases include Windows, Linux and Mac binaries.[2] You can also get the sources, adapt and recompile them to have the game run on your favorite Operating System. Some third party developers even released "ports" for some popular "mobile" OSs, such as Android (see Ports and markets page).[3]

Current version: OpenArena 0.8.8

Key features[edit | edit source]

OpenArena 0.8.8 key features

Links[edit | edit source]

Information for Players[edit | edit source]

Community[edit | edit source]


IRC[edit | edit source]

There is no "official" OA IRC channel, however here's a list of some unofficial IRC channels:

Development[edit | edit source]

Read this first[edit | edit source]

Direction of OA[edit | edit source]

Asset-wise[edit | edit source]

Coding-wise & other stuff[edit | edit source]

Other Stuff[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. You can find many public internet servers. Game servers are managed by third party (anyone can run his own server) and usually have no relation with OpenArena developers. See Servers for more infos.
  2. Those you can find, for free, in official OpenArena web site: http://www.openarena.ws
  3. Even if these third party people may visit the official OA forums by now and then, we have no direct control over their works, that may be considered "forks" of the original project. We are not responsible if a few of them ask for payment: GPL license allows commercial use.
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