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OpenArena

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OpenArena
OpenArena cover
Developers
OpenArena Team
Engines
id Tech 3
Release dates
Windows August 19, 2005
macOS (OS X) August 19, 2005
Linux August 19, 2005
Taxonomy
Monetization Freeware
Modes Multiplayer
OpenArena on MobyGames
OpenArena on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game needs a fix to work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later (see API for details).

Key points

Free open-source alternative to Quake III Arena

General information

Official forums
Official wiki

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\OpenArena\baseoa
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.openarena/baseoa
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- behavior in 0.8.8; latest engine in GitHub repo adds native Hor+ expansion; HUD is stretched
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
cg_fov, however some servers have the option to disable and fix this value to 90°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
r_ext_multisample, can be set up to 4
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 90 FPS by default, change with com_maxfps. Has frame rate intervals, see https://openarena.fandom.com/wiki/Manual/Graphic_options

Input

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Uses OpenAL.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16
All official maps are designed for at most 16 players. However, dedicated servers can be set to have no max player limit.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
A full guide can be found here.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 21, 80
UDP 27950, 27960
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information

API

ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
[1][2]
Linux
[3]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
AMD K6-2 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
AMD K6-2 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM


References

  1. OpenArena - last accessed on 2021-01-24
  2. Support for 64 bit Mac OS Catalina - last accessed on 7 November 2022
  3. Package openarena - last accessed on 2020-12-01