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A bloodbath arenastyle 1st Person Shooter, you know the likes of, open source, therego its name OpenArena. Performs very fast with upto high resolutions, tons of levels tons of everything.

v0.8.1 which the site ( calls "deprecated" runs under PowerPC Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.5 Leopard (plus higher?/lower?) whilst their latest download (v0.8.8r28 and 1.35) cannot.

v0.8.1 and v0.8.8 downloads are said to be of the hybrid type "Win/Lin/Mac Unified Zip", v0.8.5 is an updater patch-only. v0.8.8 and higher I leave to the authors website but see this hasn't been updated since February 2012.

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

v0.8.1 runs in OS X 10.2 thru 10.5 Leopard and higher/lower, whereas the latest download cannot.
v0.8.5 readme says "no mac engine update in this release."


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by SkyCapt - 2018, April 28 - 3:17am

Files are ok. The 3 that fail clamscan are "baseoa/pak0.pk3" "baseoa/pak4-textures.pk3" and "mission pack/mp-pak0.pk3", it says they're "Oversized" and "infected" but an actual virus is the very least likely thing. What gives that away is these 3xpk3 files are .zip compatible, just change the .pk3 to .zip, double click them, they extract and none of the 3000 things inside doesn't again fail clamscan. When I create a new root folder, move all content inside and re-compress (using bomarchiver Mac's default archiver .zip) the new .zip still fails clamscan but nothing inside fails - and btw the game can run with the new renamed as pk3. It has to be a file system glitch, incompatibility between the pk3 creator on PC/linux vs mac or maybe a bug in apple software etc.

OK now this was a definite bug in apple soft. I was getting the virus-infected x3 msgs when using OSX 10.4.11 Server and no added security update. After applying the highest 2009-005 Security Update to my Tiger OS, clamscan isn't reporting these 3 files as Oversized+Infected any more.

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by Maximum R.I.S.C. - 2018, April 27 - 4:33pm

This is SUCH a Fun Game. While it was designed for multi-player, is not bad as a single player FPS. The "Dark Conjunction" mission pack in particular is really fun.

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by SkyCapt - 2018, April 27 - 11:45am

After unzipping v0.8.1 , Clam anti_virus gives warning (nothing urgent?) that 3 of the stay-compressed files within are "oversized" containers but I don't believe this particular download will be of concern. I've possessed it since it came out 2008 and my version has oversized, the download here got transfered 2018 from the authors site, and this compares identical to my old copy.