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Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming

A post on the Halo Fixes forum announces plans are in place to save Halo PC multiplayer support from the upcoming GameSpy services shutdown (thanks MP1st). Here's word:

I have fantastic news! It will get fixed!! You'll need to update your Halo install, but then the Lobby will work just as it always has! (Details on how to update will follow in another post when the update is ready.)

A small group has been quietly preparing for the shutdown of the GameSpy Master Server (which provides the list of Halo servers) and they are finally ready to discuss their work. The group consists of Roger Wolfson aka Sawnose (of Bungie), Btcc22 (of HAC2), Kornman00 (of OpenSauce) and myself, Technut (of PQ Clan).

As a result of their work, especially Btcc22 and Roger, Bungie will be releasing version 1.0.10 of Halo PC and Halo CE soon, which will include the fix for the Lobby!

5. Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming May 12, 2014, 18:47 Parias
Orogogus wrote on May 12, 2014, 18:29:
Parias wrote on May 12, 2014, 18:06:
The Half Elf wrote on May 12, 2014, 17:40:
Still wish they'd port Halo 3 and Reach to the PC, alot of fun co-op.

Except that for every port of the Halo franchise to PC so far, they've somehow fucked up horribly and excluded any kind of co-op play whatsoever.

I agree, they should bring the games to PC - but get someone competent to do it please. Co-op's one of the only reasons I still dust off my consoles and boot the games up every now and then.

It's unfortunate but not that hard to understand. Halo 1 and 2 only local splitscreen co-op, on one machine -- they weren't passing any network packets around in co-op and nothing campaign-related really has to be synchronized. So putting in online co-op could easily be beyond the scope of a port job.

Well... OK, I'll give you that one. I'll admit I'm just personally pissed because (at least for Halo 1) they seemingly put a lot of development resources into making competitive online modes that I didn't care about instead of the co-op play I really wanted. I really thought it was a bad decision for the game and ruined a port I was really looking forward to ("at last - when it comes out on PC, I won't have to play co-op in split-screen anymore!").

And for Halo 2 I have no insight whatsoever into what their development mentality was for the port, other than just not giving a damn and trying to put it out with as little effort and investment as possible.

You're right though... there is quite a bit more work needed to get co-op play working over a network connection for a game that isn't designed for it originally. With Halo 3 and onwards all that functionality is at least already built in.
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  1. May 12, 17:37 Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming NewMaxx
  2. May 12, 17:40  Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming The Half Elf
  3. May 12, 18:06   Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming Parias
  4. May 12, 18:29    Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming Orogogus
>> 5. May 12, 18:47     Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming Parias
  6. May 12, 21:12 Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming ViRGE
  7. May 13, 04:53  Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming Numinar
  8. May 13, 05:59 Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming Ant
  9. May 13, 07:47 Re: Halo PC GameSpy Fix Coming theyarecomingforyou


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