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On Halo 2 & PC Achievements

The Halo 2 diary on MGS_HiredGun's Blog on IGN discusses translating the achievement system from Xbox LIVE to the PC edition of Bungie's shooter sequel, made all the more tricky since the Xbox edition of Halo 2 predates the whole GamerScore dealie. They discuss the thought process behind the achievements, and go on to reveal another area where a premium gold account will offer benefits over lesser accounts:

Earning Achievements (Silver & Gold)
It’s an exciting new era for “Halo 2” players, as a new frontier opens on Windows Vista. We are adding a lot to the game to make it a much richer experience, especially if you have a Games for Windows – LIVE service account. Silver accounts on LIVE can earn achievements on the single-player campaign, and play in multiplayer games. Gold accounts on LIVE have the added benefit of being able to earn achievements in both single-player campaign and multiplayer matches.

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36. Re: What a sham Mar 8, 2007, 00:18 Tigger
Good point, but did they change the weapons, vehicles, and basic gameplay from the XBOX version? I know they changed the gameplay a bit (to adapt to the different controls), but I doubt they changed the weapons and vehicles. If they sucked on the PC (which I contend they did), they sucked on XBOX as well.

For the Halo PC port:

I think they tweaked the sniper rifle (changed the zooms if I remember)

They added the Fuel Rod Gun

They added Internet Mulitplayer


I've played through Halo on Xbox in 480p and played through it on PC in 1280x1024. I think PC looked better, but the higher you cranked the graphics the slower it went.

This comment was edited on Mar 8, 00:20.
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