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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Obvious question
Sep 12, 2003, 11:10
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Obvious question Sep 12, 2003, 11:10
Sep 12, 2003, 11:10
 
Then why don't you just shut your mouth for 1 to 4 days, and let us know then?

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Re: Obvious question
Sep 12, 2003, 11:15
nin
 
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Re: Obvious question Sep 12, 2003, 11:15
Sep 12, 2003, 11:15
 nin
 
F$%* BUNGIE!

Supporter of the "A happy fredster is a muted fredster" fanclub.

http://www.davidbowie.com
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Who Cares?
Sep 12, 2003, 11:17
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Who Cares? Sep 12, 2003, 11:17
Sep 12, 2003, 11:17
 
Is anyone really still waiting for this game on PC? With everything that has come out and is coming out in the FPS arena, namely Half-Life 2, who is going to buy a game that is several years old?

Who is waiting for this game?

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No subject
Sep 12, 2003, 11:20
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No subject Sep 12, 2003, 11:20
Sep 12, 2003, 11:20
 
About_f*cking_time!

Oh, wait. I couldn't give a rats ass

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Re: Who Cares?
Sep 12, 2003, 11:21
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Re: Who Cares? Sep 12, 2003, 11:21
Sep 12, 2003, 11:21
 
Me.
I don't see why having HL2 coming soon prevents you from buying Halo too. I'm looking forward to play both games!

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CO OP NOW PLEASE!
Sep 12, 2003, 11:21
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CO OP NOW PLEASE! Sep 12, 2003, 11:21
Sep 12, 2003, 11:21
 
Maybe the "bonus features" will include fecking Co-op and a player cap higher than 16?

I’m not going to buy an Xbox no matter how much you handicap the conversion through your shit coding abilities.

This comment was edited on Sep 12, 11:24.
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Time is running out!
Sep 12, 2003, 11:32
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Time is running out! Sep 12, 2003, 11:32
Sep 12, 2003, 11:32
 
Holy crap! Only four more days... surely we can cram in at *least* a dozen more previews in that time!

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Still good.
Sep 12, 2003, 11:42
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Still good. Sep 12, 2003, 11:42
Sep 12, 2003, 11:42
 
I'm still looking foward to this.

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Hope my beta build is old!!
Sep 12, 2003, 11:49
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Hope my beta build is old!! Sep 12, 2003, 11:49
Sep 12, 2003, 11:49
 
Damn! I hope the beta copy a friend brought over the other night was an old build! Cause damn, did that thing bring my normally zippy P4 2.6 and Radeon 9700 Pro to it's knees!! Running high quality, 10x7 (w/ AA and AF turned off), it still felt sluggish. So much so, that if my copy is a recent build, I imagine I'll be waiting a few more months play through SP, in hopes that a few more patches increase performace to the point where I don't have to start turning down graphic options to play SP at an accpetable frame rate.

Here's hoping!! MP was a blast, once I turned down a few options to get consistent fps.

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Re: Still good.
Sep 12, 2003, 11:49
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Re: Still good. Sep 12, 2003, 11:49
Sep 12, 2003, 11:49
 
I'm still looking foward to this.

I am too... looking "forward" to it that is. I never played the Xbox version so I am very interested in seeing the graphics, physics, and AI that everyone has been raving about.

the best part about life is knowing you put it together
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Re: Still good.
Sep 12, 2003, 12:10
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Re: Still good. Sep 12, 2003, 12:10
Sep 12, 2003, 12:10
 
I think the reason the game was so hyped for the Xbox, is because it's the only Xbox game that doesn't totally suck.

--
"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: Who Cares?
Sep 12, 2003, 12:16
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Re: Who Cares? Sep 12, 2003, 12:16
Sep 12, 2003, 12:16
 
I'm definitely psyched for Halo PC. I mean, it's an old game, sure, but it's still one of the better FPSs out there.

Besides, I forced my roomate of 2 years (and the biggest Halo freak out there) to play it only when I was out of the house, so as to ensure that I would never see the ending until I played it for myself on the PC. Got all the way to Two Betrayals, gritted my teeth, and put down the controller for good. He'd kill me for sure if I lost interest now...

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I'm not even angry. I'm being so sincere right now, even though you broke my heart and killed me.
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where once i was interested...
Sep 12, 2003, 12:25
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where once i was interested... Sep 12, 2003, 12:25
Sep 12, 2003, 12:25
 
in purchasing halo - now i am not.

it probably sold a lot of x-boxes - great for MS, but i didn't appreciate that it wasn't released for the pc at the same time or shortly after.

i think HL2 and other cutting edge games will be getting my $$$$.

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Re: Who Cares?
Sep 12, 2003, 12:31
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Re: Who Cares? Sep 12, 2003, 12:31
Sep 12, 2003, 12:31
 
I'm looking forward to picking this one up... Out of the 'bargain bin'. There's just no way that I'm going to pay full price for a game that's this old--hype or no hype.
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Chris.
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No subject
Sep 12, 2003, 12:36
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No subject Sep 12, 2003, 12:36
Sep 12, 2003, 12:36
 
You guys act like it's the oldest game ever. Come on.

Have you people even PLAYEd Halo? It's one of the best party games around... this game is just begging for lan parties.

Before I get flamed to a crisp... no, I'm not an Xbox fanboy... I personally find most of the Xbox-exclusive games a bunch of crap. But Halo is an excellent game, even if it is "old". Not to mention the new modes, new maps, new weapons, updated graphics, and so on.

Give it a shot before shitting all over it in the forums, please. It really doesn't increase your maturity level any.

Lordfly


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Halo PC
Sep 12, 2003, 12:41
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Halo PC Sep 12, 2003, 12:41
Sep 12, 2003, 12:41
 
Ive never played the X-Box version, but i wondered what all the hype was about.
I mean we have the best FPS here on the PC is what I always knew right?
Wrong very wrong, I must admitt to seeing why microsoft purchased Halo in the first place, after my Buddy got a beta copy of it I was curious to see how the PC version would be,
Well its the best FPS Ive ever had the chance to play.
Ive beaten GhostRecon, Raven Shield, SeriousSam2,NOLF2,Hitman2,Unreal2,And im still playing Tribes2.
Which is what Halo reminds me of except with a great single player game, and the comments of the AI is the best as well is the AI overall.
I think this game has some of the best AI ive seen yet, the way the enemys act is very convincing.
Who cares if its not HL2 with a New coat of paint , long as its a good game that hasnt been done to death im there man ya see.
I could care less about graphics but more about inovation and great gameplay.
Any how after the graphic appeal wears off your stuck with mostley shabby games these days with SCRIPTED AI which sucks btw.
Halo has what seems like Non scripted AI to a degree, notice i said seems like cause all AI is scripted to a degree, its just how good they are at comming up with the varibles and options in a given code that blurs the reality of AI into thinking your playing aginst real people.

Oh btw GF-FX performs terrible with HALO PC so much so that i returned my GF-FX for a Radeon 9800 pro.

Oh My System Specs are AMD 2000XP-1gig 1600DDR-Radeon9800 128meg version.

No Slowdown what so ever even when the screen is filled with 16 enemys.

This comment was edited on Sep 12, 12:48.
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Re: Still good.
Sep 12, 2003, 13:33
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Re: Still good. Sep 12, 2003, 13:33
Sep 12, 2003, 13:33
 
I think the reason the game was so hyped for the Xbox, is because it's the only Xbox game that doesn't totally suck.

Be fair, Splinter Cell is awesome and I'm told Tony Hawk is pretty cool.

That said, Splinter Cell always was and will be much better on a PC that can actually handle the awesome lighting that the game hinges on.

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Re: Still good.
Sep 12, 2003, 13:37
cia
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Re: Still good. Sep 12, 2003, 13:37
Sep 12, 2003, 13:37
cia
 

did they rewrite the AI code for the PC version? because the xbox release had predictable AI which resembled something from id.

The level design was bland as are your adversaries. But i am looking forward to the multiplay...!

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Re: Halo PC
Sep 12, 2003, 13:42
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Re: Halo PC Sep 12, 2003, 13:42
Sep 12, 2003, 13:42
 
It's the GF-FX's Pixel Shader 2.0 that's busted. Halo runs VERY slow, the same with the latest Tomb raider game (also PS 2.0), and this is also why HL2 runs so shitty(PS2..).

(Though Halo ran perfectly in outdoor maps. atleast 80-90 fps. It was just in the beginning, when the action got really thick, the fps jumped down to 3-4)

But it's too late for me to change cards, so I just hope these new 50,xx drivers will fix it as Nvidia has promised.

This comment was edited on Sep 12, 13:43.
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Re: Halo PC
Sep 12, 2003, 13:43
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Re: Halo PC Sep 12, 2003, 13:43
Sep 12, 2003, 13:43
 
Well this is good news as there will not be 5 previews a day any more. God, the games sites have absorbed so much 'tick tock' progress on this one game I feel part of the development team. Whens the release party guys? Do we get a preview of that as well, of you all drinking too much champagne in the office and barfing on the carpet? We need to know!

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