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This is the work-in-progress website of the :F server family and mod for the Q3 clone game called OpenArena as you surely know, that's why you are here. The server is located in Frankfurt with a superb low latency connection for european players. It runs a mod called failmod with some nice features in the beginning to enhance and make the casual pub baseOA CTF gameplay playable, but later - as it grew and temporarily resurrected the otherwise dead game as a sideeffect - received some competitive features too, to play higher quality games.

The mod is based on version 0.8.1 (the one-and-only-true-version) of OA, running on a modded 0.8.8 engine, with a modded vm and an autodownloadable clientside vm, + equipped with a sophisticated featurerich adminscript.

we need to take the flag and bring it to our base
Always stay up to date! Latest news:
2018-08-11 NEWS:
The match won't start until teams are even to prevent to notorious case of:

>15 minutes in, they still not ready
>game never starts
>someone has enough and leaves or joins spec
>game immediately starts with lopsided teams

"But we want to play 3vs5!" -- fine, there are many other servers out there ;)

Hint: you can keep everyone's readystate during a false-start (when someone says wait) by joining spec for a moment. No need to @restart.

Borrowed some crosshairs:
/cg_drawCrosshair <value>
    0  disables crosshair
  1-9  baseaoa 085+ crosshairs (colorizable)
10-27  AS crosshairs
28-36  baseoa 081 crosshairs (not colorizable)
If you have a hard time seeing the default crosshairs it is strongly recommended to try the new ones! They are so much easier to see.
2018-03-24 NEWS:
fm033: pm skins and louder model sounds. (only at genius yet)

IMPORTANT: If you can't connect anymore to genius after this update because YOU or a lovely serveradmin f*cked up your config follow the instructions here, especially the DELETE part! If you receive an error msg with instructions try that first! Also try setting /cg_forcemodel 0 /cg_enemymodel "" and /cg_teammodel "" (yes, there is nothing between the two "s), but only if you are experiencing problems! ie: could not connect, type those, try again! Other thing you should do is setting your own model in the menu to default sarge!

The following models have pm skins now: smarine/pm sarge/pm major/pm.

Select models with:

Select colors with:

Enable forcing by typing /cg_forcemodel 1, then select the model you want to use as enemy with /cg_enemyModel smarine/pm, and for example /cg_teamModel major/pm for your team model! Notice the trailing /pm after the model name! If you want to colorize it, you should add 'pm'! You can still select the standard bright green sarge (as that one looks the best) with /cg_enemyModel sarge/default (or any other model) and use only a pm skin for your own team, if you don't like the plain white sarge for example.
Note: Both model cvars must be set to make it work, otherwise you fall back to old /cg_enemyAlwaysGreen behavior.

The settable colors are in hexadecimal RGB notation with a preceding 0x like in QL and other OA mods.
Here is a sketch to have an idea about the format of the cvars and their values, and to imagine how the colors would look on models. The penis on the right represents the enemy with default settings, while the dildo on the left means your team.
Click the buttons to change colors! The corresponding cvar in the middle will change on-the-fly! Copy-paste the resulting settings into your autoexec.cfg! (Find help here on locating that file)

Team head color
Team torso color
Team legs color
Resulting autoexec.cfg:

set cg_teamHeadColor 0x
set cg_teamTorsoColor 0x
set cg_teamLegsColor 0x
set cg_enemyHeadColor 0x
set cg_enemyTorsoColor 0x
set cg_enemyLegsColor 0x
set cg_enemyModel smarine/pm
set cg_teamModel major/pm
set cg_forceModel 1
Enemy head color
Enemy torso color
Enemy legs color

Note: in-game the models are much brighter than these because of gamma. The default slight pink tint is barely noticable.

Tip: Always keep the thin lightness slider (on the right side of color selector) at the top, you want bright skins afterall! Select the desired color from the top of the hue selector (the large rectangular area), then carefully click lower vertically while keeping the hue (the horizontal position) intact. You should receive a nice usable brightskin color!

Alternatively, you can just use /cg_forcemodel 2 to force enemy to smarine/pm and your team to major/pm or /cg_forcemodel 3 for your team as major/pm, enemy as sarge/pm, however specifying a model with cg_enemymodel and cg_teammodel takes precedence.

Note: Disable your old /cg_enemyAlwaysGreen setting if you use pm skins instead, by setting it to 0!

Tip: you can still force sounds while using pm skins with /cg_enemySound and /cg_teamSound!

IMPORTANT: These cvars are NOT archived by default! If you have found a nice color-combo you should do a /seta cg_enemyHeadColor 0xRRGGBB for each of the color cvars followed by a /writeconfig q3config.cfg to have them archived! Otherwise if you quit OA you LOSE your settings! However, adding them to autoexec.cfg or a separate cfg file is the preferred and recommended method.

Sarge and Smarine received superloud sounds, Major was already loud enough. Default value for forcesound is not that useful anymore, consider forcing sarge or smarine instead!
If you are coming from stupid or insta the sounds will still sound quiet. /quit the game, restart it, connect to genius again, enjoy!
2018-02-13 NEWS:
Try some preconfigured statusbars:
/exec hud1
/exec hud2
/exec hud3
/exec hud4
/exec hud5
if you are too lazy to set your own!
Or /exec huddefault if you don't like them.

Tip: You can use one of the preconfigureds as a skeleton and modify only the settings you don't like!
2018-02-12 NEWS:
Crosshairs are not eggshaped anymore when using a weird resolution by default.

cg_crosshairAspectRatio to the rescue if you prefer the good old 081ish eggshaped xhairs (I do!). The value is a float - you can even set custom egginess - ie: 1.5 draws an egg. 0.5 an egg on it's side.

Drop things with /droppowerup /dropweapon /dropflag and /droparmor or use the universal (to have less binds) /drop to drop the powerup if you have one or the flag if you have one or a weapon if you don't have any of the aforementioned items. It accepts an argument: "powerupfirst" or "flagfirst" to change the order of precedence.
For example: You have a powerup and you are the carrier, and you have this bind: /bind g drop flagfirst. Pressing g will drop the flag, pressing again will drop the powerup and again it will drop your weapon.

If you want to get good also consider using /kill as the ultimate tactical superdrop! It drops the flag, the powerups, your current weapon and it drops dead you too at the same time! When you are on low hp and there isn't any immediate danger it is superuseful: you will respawn anyway with full hp!

Customize the statusbar with hud_TAB elements. The hp, armor, ammo, the flag and their icons can be moved and resized.
The cvars are:

hud_ammox hud_ammoy hud_ammow hud_ammoh hud_ammog hud_ammoix hud_ammoiy hud_hpx hud_hpy hud_hpw hud_hph hud_hpg hud_armorx hud_armory hud_armorw hud_armorh hud_armorg hud_armorix hud_hpix hud_armoriy hud_hpiy hud_flagx hud_flagy hud_flagis hud_ammois hud_armoris

x y are coords, w and h are font widths and heights, g is gap between numbers, i means icon, s stands for size.

More info at cvars.
2018-01-24 NEWS:
s_ambient : The washing machine at mkbase, the torches at sago, the horses at cp1, and all the annyoing looping ambient sounds can be disabled with this one.

cg_crossHairHealth needs 2 as the argument to colorize the crosshair, and it matches the HUD color health now not the 088 colors. Needed to be 081 friendly (there are so many with tainted configs coming from 088 servers set to 1 but prefer white xhair and 081 ui does not have the option to turn it off), ugly setting but you can understand why.
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