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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.

Always stay up to date! Latest news:
2019-03-14 NEWS:
Unsatisfied Big White Clock fetishist at genius will be satisfied by setting /cg_drawTimer 2 first, then by playing with hud_clockTAB cvars.

Don't forget to use /seta and /writeconfig q3config.cfg!
"Low ammo warning" text can be displaced with hud_ammowarningy.
Interracial Clock lovers will be happy with hud_clockfg and hud_clockbg.

More info in cvars!
2018-11-18 NEWS:
UPDATE: Master server is back, order restored! Everything should be back to normal.


Serverlist is empty and you don't know what to do!?

That's BAD LUCK :-(

You can try one of the solutions listed here!
These methods work, but they take some time! Please be patient!

EDIT: Alternatively you can try a quick fix (a so called hax!), but it involves using the console and typing a command (ie: connect) with an argument (stupidctf.tk). Opening the console itself is a skill and depends on a lot of things, for example your keyboard layout. In worst case it might be performed using a keycombo (Pressing two keys simultaneously! SHIFT+Esc).
Applying a command isn't that straightforward either; you have to use a special symbol as a prefix (for example: / ) without a preceding whitespace, otherwise the command gets interpreted as a chatline. To top it all, this symbol can lean either on its left or right side! ( / or \ )

The bottom line is: unfortunately the alternative solution is beyond the scope of the news section and requires its own page with screenshots and detailed instructions.
ps: if you could figure this out, drop a :20003 at the end before you hit Enter!

EDIT2: Good News!!! Here is a simple step by step guide:

1) Start Openarena

2) Press SHIFT+Esc, a window will drop down with some text in it.

3) Type this VERY carefully! Doublecheck all the characters!

/sv_master1 master.ioquake3.org

4) Click Multiplayer like you used to, pick your preferred server (it is always :F stupid ofc!)

5) hf!
2018-09-11 NEWS:
Stupid and Insta also got the latest (033) update (force enemymodels, colors, crosshairs, etc. Don't forget to /cg_forcemodel 1 first!).
If you don't change anything in your cfg, everything should look and feel the same as before. However if you played on a server before that already did set the same cvars added to 033 (or you copied cfgs across mods) you will see things have changed.
You should be able to revert back to your old settings you got used to, or use the new cvars for a more personalized cfg.
Enemy and team colors do not work in spec. Join!
Read the news carefully, especially this one, check cvars!
2018-09-07 NEWS:
Callvote text and demorecording text overlaps: You can move either the cv one or the RECORDING one.
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.
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