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Alien Arena: Mercury Edition

The Alien Arena Website now offers a new version 7.65 of this free multiplayer shooter, which they dubbed the Alien Arena: Mercury Edition, as it includes many new features as well graphical enhancements, including "a much faster rendering game engine." Here are some major features of the new release:

  • Major improvements in map rendering speed
  • HD lightmaps
  • IQM mesh animation now handled in GPU for major peformance gains
  • Particle rendering optimizations
  • Fixed issues with ATI and shaders
  • Soft shadowmapping for vegetation and players
  • Cubemapping on mesh and map surfaces
  • New glass and water effects
  • Weapon switching has been made significantly faster
  • TCA now best two out of three
  • Various player models received poly increases for smoothness
  • New armor models

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