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Thursday, January 18, 2001
Eternal Arena 3.4 Released
10:50 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Typically we don't cover 'mod' releases as news, as these are cross-platform files and are usually only of interest to fans of the game they are designed to modify. However, Eternal Arena for id's remarkable shooter Quake 3 Arena is so well-done and packed with features, and has such a reasonable download size, that we felt compelled to mention this new version.

Eternal Arena is a huge collection of new features and 'tweaks' to this shooter which are sure to please hard-core fans and newbies alike. Nice details such as the cross hair ammo counter (a true HUD) and gameplay tweaks such as respawn protection balance out the rough edges and add new thrills for those who are getting a little bored with the game.

This new version adds more features and fixes bugs, and it requires the 1.27g version of Q3A to run. Here is a summary of features in this mod:

New Main Menu & Background, Head/Body model switching, Full awards logging for all games, Anti-spawn suicide timer, Awards now shown on scoreboard, 3D SpiralRailTrails, Weapons icons, Miniscoreboard, Better Map Selection, Weapon Dropping, Rocket Jumping, Player Cloaking, Fast Weapons Switching, Crosshair in 3rd Person, Crosshair Stats & Targetter, Suicide Blast, Bloodtrails, Victory Podiums, Save/Load Configs, Better Model Management, Offhand Grapple, Weapon Positioning, No Team Colours option, Progressive Zooming, Disable items, DeathCam, Team coloured trails, Spawn Protection, Double Jumping and ofcourse "pick n mix" gamemodes like InstaGib Rails, Rocket Duel, Frenzy, LowGrav, Telefrag, Heavy Weapon and Full Load
As you can see, there is a lot packed into this small package, with bits and pieces inspired by Quakeworld, Quake 2 and even Unreal Tournament thrown into the mix. If you are a Q3A player in search of a new angle on this year-old game, be sure and grab this one. Note that there are a few quirks with the setup options, perhaps due to the beta version of Mac 1.27g.

Quake 3 1.27 Point Release Available
Quake 3 1.17 vs. 1.27g Benchmarks
Download Eternal Arean 3.4 (1.7 MB) (.zip)
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