Halo Status Report

With the removal of the remaining work items list on the Halo Website, Gearbox's Randy Pitchford made a forum post called Halo PC Status describing the imminence of announcements concerning the game's availability (thanks Frans and HBO). Here's the deal:
Expect an announcement about the release date of Halo PC sometime in the next 1 to 4 days.

gearboxsoftware.com will carry the announcement in the forums, on the main pages and will offer other fun materials related to the announcement.

The "Work Items" remaining ticker was removed because there are no remaining work items for the retail game.

The team is working on a number of other things including a demo and some bonus features to be released as an update on or about launch time.

We are having lots of fun at Gearbox playing "Assault" mode in Halo PC. We can't wait for you to be able to join us

Thanks for your participation in the forums and thank you for your continued excitement and anticipation of Halo's invasion of the PC.
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Re: No subject
Sep 13, 2003, 13:16
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Re: No subject Sep 13, 2003, 13:16
Sep 13, 2003, 13:16
 
Halo sucks

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quit your whining and sac up
Sep 13, 2003, 12:46
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quit your whining and sac up Sep 13, 2003, 12:46
Sep 13, 2003, 12:46
 
You better believe ill be buying Halo for the PC.

I refuse to buy an X-Box, don't know anyone who has..so I still have not played Halo in ANY form, I don't really care if the technology itself is dated..it will still be new for me and thats all that f*cking matters.

Don't you PC loyalists think its pretty much our duty to buy this and show that MS's tactics didn't win? that more people will still buy this for PC than for X-box? If you don't then that basically proves MS right doesn't it? That they can just keep developing for X-box and say 'f*ck off' to PC gaming development?

Why don't you people quit whining about how Bungie sold out or how MS ruined Halo and actually DO something about it?

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Re: No subject
Sep 13, 2003, 12:00
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Re: No subject Sep 13, 2003, 12:00
Sep 13, 2003, 12:00
 
Yah, you're right. Have you read Raven's board for Quake 4? They are making it, and are looking for ideas like yours:

http://forums.ravensoft.com/ib/ikonboard.pl

Click on Quake 4 forum.

I checked it out and it looks like some people have already input my ideas and there are others saying no to vehicles. Like I said previously they can't please everyone...

Games with extra features - even large terrain as you mention (or at least some maps with large terrain and vehicles - or modes that have it) yet with the perfect physics and weapons of Quake 3. I can always dream.

Yeah, I can dream to... but until something like that happens I will probably play Halo and Tribes:Vengeance. That's not to say I won't play Quake4 or Doom, I will. But I am not going to expect the multiplayer aspects of the games to appeal to me like they did years ago.

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Re: No subject
Sep 13, 2003, 11:29
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Re: No subject Sep 13, 2003, 11:29
Sep 13, 2003, 11:29
 
Yah, you're right. Have you read Raven's board for Quake 4? They are making it, and are looking for ideas like yours:

http://forums.ravensoft.com/ib/ikonboard.pl

Click on Quake 4 forum.

That's what I would like to see. Games with extra features - even large terrain as you mention (or at least some maps with large terrain and vehicles - or modes that have it) yet with the perfect physics and weapons of Quake 3. I can always dream.

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"So what does Quake 3 give you? It's quite simple: the utter refinement of deathmatch, and the ultimate multiplayer shooter experience - nothing more, nothing less. " -- Dennis "Thresh" Fong
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Re: No subject
Sep 13, 2003, 11:26
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Re: No subject Sep 13, 2003, 11:26
Sep 13, 2003, 11:26
 
Then play Quake3, man. If every developer were to create a game like Quake3 then people would bitch and moan about how unoriginal the game is...

Although, you would not hear me complain if id were to create a larger scale version Quake with massive terrain (larger than Q3:TA) and vehicles. There were many times I wished that I had a railgun in Tribes2. So I get what you are saying, dude. I need more variety though and I am sure others do as well. It is impossible for game developers to please everyone.

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Too much
Sep 13, 2003, 11:22
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Too much Sep 13, 2003, 11:22
Sep 13, 2003, 11:22
 
Much to much mayhem going on here in this beta build I have,
If the action were any more intense I dont think the processor could handle it lol.
Its like serious sam on steroids. belive me te action is very engrossing and youll be up to your ears in no time in alien blood and goop. I cant wait for the game to be finished ive already preordered it along with HL2.

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Re: No subject
Sep 13, 2003, 10:40
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Re: No subject Sep 13, 2003, 10:40
Sep 13, 2003, 10:40
 
True, but the weapons in Quake 3 are so powerful and you can run so fast with strafe jumping, you don't need vehicles. It just seems to me that big maps and vehicles simply slow a game down when all a player wants to do is engage in toe to toe, extremely intense, combat - something Quake 3 offers, and other games fall short on. I'm just not convinced Halo will be as intense or fun.

This comment was edited on Sep 13, 10:42.
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"So what does Quake 3 give you? It's quite simple: the utter refinement of deathmatch, and the ultimate multiplayer shooter experience - nothing more, nothing less. " -- Dennis "Thresh" Fong
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Re: No subject
Sep 13, 2003, 09:34
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Re: No subject Sep 13, 2003, 09:34
Sep 13, 2003, 09:34
 
Quake 3 doesn't have vehicles... Don't get me wrong I love playing vanilla Quake3 but I prefer the hybrid shooters like Tribes2 and BF1942 more.

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Re: No subject
Sep 13, 2003, 09:20
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Re: No subject Sep 13, 2003, 09:20
Sep 13, 2003, 09:20
 
If you recall ID Software released test version of Quake.

I don't see the appeal of Halo. I mean just from the looks of it the physics and graphics look horrible, and weapons are weak compared to Quake 3. In fact, why would I play this game vs. Quake 3 DM/CTF? There's no way it's going to be as intense.

This comment was edited on Sep 13, 09:21.
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"So what does Quake 3 give you? It's quite simple: the utter refinement of deathmatch, and the ultimate multiplayer shooter experience - nothing more, nothing less. " -- Dennis "Thresh" Fong
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No subject
Sep 13, 2003, 08:37
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No subject Sep 13, 2003, 08:37
Sep 13, 2003, 08:37
 
I'm going to buy this, I really don't care how OLD it is. Hell, I bought Morrowind just a fortnight ago and it is a damn fine game.

And for all the idiots who are judging it by the beta, all I can say is that there is a good reason why companies try to keep betas in house: it's to stop people like you making misinformed judgements. When we're talking about the demo, THEN I will listen to you.

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Pixel Shaders
Sep 13, 2003, 07:51
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Pixel Shaders Sep 13, 2003, 07:51
Sep 13, 2003, 07:51
 
PS 2.0 isn't quite 100% functional in the 1.5 Beta, need to force card to use 1.3 PS's.

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No subject
Sep 13, 2003, 03:02
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No subject Sep 13, 2003, 03:02
Sep 13, 2003, 03:02
 
Halo has never held any interest for me.. ToEE is looking tasty though, too bad I will be starting a new job soon. We all know RPG's are not the games you play to relieve stress.

"I'm too much of a narcisist to really hate stupid people."
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I still think...
Sep 13, 2003, 01:09
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I still think... Sep 13, 2003, 01:09
Sep 13, 2003, 01:09
 
...this game is really a bit of an effort to cash in o the Halo hype. At anything less than $20, I think this release is a letdown for how old this game is, how little was actually added, how close Halo 2 is, where the rest of the PC market is (Half-Life 2 or even more "basic" games), how strung along PC users were, etc.

This is a fun, fun Xbox co-op game, but either there have been some profound changes to this game or, in my opinion, I think a lot of people will find Halo is not what people make of it, especially all this time after its initial release.

Still contemplating that Homeworld 2 purchase...,
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Re: All servers mostley filled
Sep 13, 2003, 00:57
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Re: All servers mostley filled Sep 13, 2003, 00:57
Sep 13, 2003, 00:57
 
It really doesnt make sence for Halo not to run well on a top of the line Nvidia card since Halo on Xbox (which is a Gforce 3.5) ran just fine. What did they do to the code that makes it run like crap??? The graphics are pretty much the same, so......

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Re: FOR THE LAST TIME...
Sep 12, 2003, 23:23
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Re: FOR THE LAST TIME... Sep 12, 2003, 23:23
Sep 12, 2003, 23:23
 
My god people are stupid. YOUR JUDGING A BETA. This is why companies are reluctant to open testing, because idiots like you will jump on the hate bandwagon.

Also, if you had known anything, you'd known they are doing more than a straight port graphics wise.

The ignorance is strong here.

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All servers mostley filled
Sep 12, 2003, 20:06
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All servers mostley filled Sep 12, 2003, 20:06
Sep 12, 2003, 20:06
 
Today, Counter-Strike by far the most popular online action game, with tens of thousands of users playing at any given time. While sold separately in retail stores, Counter-Strike is still available as a free download for existing owners of Half-Life.

I didnt mean to confuse you there the above statement is what I intended. :0 sorry.

Just my opinion there , I still remember the day I started playing Halflife and getting all the mods were like buying 1 game and getting 100, thats what I call value for your dollar. Im no fanboy but after seeing Halflife2 you can call me a fangirl if ya like I dont even care as long as they release it on time.

Who caRes about the capitols I sure dont I just care about 1 thing NO SLOWDOWNS Bye.

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Re: Pardon this but
Sep 12, 2003, 18:32
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Re: Pardon this but Sep 12, 2003, 18:32
Sep 12, 2003, 18:32
 
My posts must be invisble cause I said tha nvidia cards have a PS 2.0 problem 100000 posts down. That's the cause for the low fps. Nvidia is supposed to fix it with the 51,75 drivers.


driver review here: http://www.amdmb.com/article-display.php?ArticleID=257

Most importantly: http://www.amdmb.com/images/det5175/3dmark03-2.gif

"The 3DMark03 scores show the 51.75 Detonator drivers having a slightly faster score in the DX9 related tests. If you see the Pixel Shader 2.0 test, the score goes up about 25% and the Vertex Shader score is about 12% faster."

A 25% increase is....sort of....ok I guess. It's not as much as I hoped it would be. To late to buy a radeon now...

This comment was edited on Sep 12, 18:36.
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Re: Pardon this but
Sep 12, 2003, 17:58
37.
Re: Pardon this but Sep 12, 2003, 17:58
Sep 12, 2003, 17:58
 
Cheese wrote: "you sound like your three years old."

At least he's not randomly capitalizing words in the middle of his sentences.

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Re: FOR THE LAST TIME...
Sep 12, 2003, 17:45
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Re: FOR THE LAST TIME... Sep 12, 2003, 17:45
Sep 12, 2003, 17:45
 
Amazing that Halo uses PS2.0 when that wasn't even possible on Xbox...

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FOR THE LAST TIME...
Sep 12, 2003, 17:30
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FOR THE LAST TIME... Sep 12, 2003, 17:30
Sep 12, 2003, 17:30
 
ITS NOT BUNGIE OR GEARBOX'S FAULT...

Halo (much like HL2) uses Pixel Shader 2.0 .. ATIs cards work ok with PS2.0... Nvidia's do not. They are working on a driver fix. Damn it, If your gonna bitch about a game that hasn't been released, atleast bitch at the right people. JUST RELAX and wait for nvidia to release the detonator 5.0 drivers and the PS2.0 problem will be resolved.

and BTW.. the ammount of time a game has been out dosen't make it any less fun to play.

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