Halo PC & Patch Released

Microsoft sends word that Halo: Combat Evolved for the PC has hit store shelves across the United States. On the heels of this announcement, a patch is available, updating the PC version of Bungie's first-person shooter to version 1.01. The patch is 3.6 MB, available from 3D Gamers, Boomtown, Computer Games Online, Fappin, FileFront, GameCenter.cz, Gameplex, Gamer's Hell, and Worthplaying.
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fugly
Oct 1, 2003, 18:04
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fugly Oct 1, 2003, 18:04
Oct 1, 2003, 18:04
 
Picked the game last night - reasonably fun so far. The enemy AI is good, so it is not just a mindless shooter, and can be challenging at times.

I have to say though, even with all gfx settings on high, specular lighting on, etc, the game looks pretty dated. Character models and terrain are blocky (less noticable inside), vegetation looks like crap. Sky box is awful and pixelated - which is too bad because the imagery is cool. The game is really showing its age. The main bummer is, to get a good framerate, I need to drop to 800x600, turn off anti-aliasing and turn off specular lighting. When you do that, the game goes from looking dated to looking like total crap.

Music and atmosphere is great, the voice acting is horrible.


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Re: fuck you all
Oct 1, 2003, 16:48
78.
Re: fuck you all Oct 1, 2003, 16:48
Oct 1, 2003, 16:48
 
...on your fag ATI's, damn n00bs, get an Nvidia...

Well, hell, I didn't realise graphics cards had sexualities now. They must put that in the *really* tiny print (even tinier than Blue's tiny print) on the Ati spec sheet so that you're still tempted by the greater memory bandwidth, better shader support, full DX9 feature set capabilities, more consistent game and program compatibility and overall better performance.

I'll be careful next time to look out for an nVidia Geforce FX 5900 Super Macho Ultra Heterosexual edition. Wouldn't want to catch myself running a gay card again. I mean, damn, the incredible performance of my Radeon 9500 Pro is only just keeping me from killing myself right now over the incredible shame of knowing my card is extremely, intensely gay.

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Re: fuck you all
Oct 1, 2003, 16:14
77.
Re: fuck you all Oct 1, 2003, 16:14
Oct 1, 2003, 16:14
 
well, pardon my immaturity sir!

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Re: fuck you all
Oct 1, 2003, 16:11
76.
Re: fuck you all Oct 1, 2003, 16:11
Oct 1, 2003, 16:11
 
haha

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Re: fuck you all
Oct 1, 2003, 16:05
75.
Re: fuck you all Oct 1, 2003, 16:05
Oct 1, 2003, 16:05
 
Well that was mature, no wonder you like halo *chuckles*

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fuck you all
Oct 1, 2003, 15:17
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fuck you all Oct 1, 2003, 15:17
Oct 1, 2003, 15:17
 
I have recently aquired my copy of Halo, and im fucking ecstatic over it, Halo was one of the greatest things that ever happened in the gaming industry, (next to Unreal Tournament, and Tetris ^_^) and i enjoyed countless hours playing it on my Xbox. I cannot wait for the next Lan Party, (prolly this weekend) to play it with my friends! and you all say it runs shitty on your computer? im getting a smooth game with my 1.8 ghz and a GeForce4 ti4600! and at 1280x1024 !! and you all are having it shitty on your fag ATI's, damn n00bs, get an Nvidia~
Metroid Prime is greatest console game, evar~ kthxlaplzdrvthru

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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious
Oct 1, 2003, 13:51
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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious Oct 1, 2003, 13:51
Oct 1, 2003, 13:51
 
people seem to think that when your tea mates keep yelling some wacky shit like "yeah, eat this" or "woohoo" it means that games had good AI

Yeah, I've heard some people say that. However, I think the Halo AI (at leat XBox) was decent. Not particularly ground-breaking, but they did a good job with it. Running away and regrouping isn't THAT new, HL1 and Opposing Force had it w/ soldiers, but I've played relatively new games where the enemy just plainly charges at you.

My copy arrived today, and I'm playing it when I get back from work. Hopefully, Internet play is fun, otherwise I'll be pissed.

"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious
Oct 1, 2003, 13:10
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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious Oct 1, 2003, 13:10
Oct 1, 2003, 13:10
 
And how the fuck is the PC version getting high eighties in reviews??


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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious
Oct 1, 2003, 12:59
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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious Oct 1, 2003, 12:59
Oct 1, 2003, 12:59
 
I've a seasoned FPS player, and HALO PC multiplayer does not stack up to any of the other major titles. They could have made it good, but as we all know it's just some dogshit thrown together for PC sales so they can say they have multiplayer.

It needs a lot of work, no way I'd pay for this.

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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious
Oct 1, 2003, 12:56
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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious Oct 1, 2003, 12:56
Oct 1, 2003, 12:56
 
lol yeah like it's hard to get a full retail or beta are try it out... also about AI, people seem to think that when your tea mates keep yelling some wacky shit like "yeah, eat this" or "woohoo" it means that games had good AI :-rollseyes-:

But it does have a decent alien/covenant AI

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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious
Oct 1, 2003, 11:50
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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious Oct 1, 2003, 11:50
Oct 1, 2003, 11:50
 
To all of you smearing Halo w/o playing... put down your fucking cross and let it go

how can you assume the majority of us haven't played it?

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Re: Metroid
Oct 1, 2003, 10:07
68.
Re: Metroid Oct 1, 2003, 10:07
Oct 1, 2003, 10:07
 
Metriod is not for the PC it is only for the gamecube.

Metriod Prime is definately one of the best games ever but it's not a FPS in the more traditionaly sense, its in a class of its own. It is in first person view point and you do shoot but it's more of an puzzle / adventure game. In metroid prime you hit a button and it locks onto the enemy for you, so no aiming in this game really. This game is more about how do you get that item you see WAY up there and what weapon does the most damage to a given enemy. It is hard to explain but Metriod is a great game and long too, single player only though.

BTW, before people start trying to bust my balls, I know you have to aim in MP to shoot switches and some enemies but its still not the same a Doom, quake, Half Life, etc...

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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious
Oct 1, 2003, 09:49
67.
Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious Oct 1, 2003, 09:49
Oct 1, 2003, 09:49
 
To all of you smearing Halo w/o playing... put down your fucking cross and let it go.

the lack of any strategic engagements

actaully when you have your sqadmates you can flank the enemy and if he tries to get away from you he moves into the line of hire of your AI partners.

Halo is a "good" game. People who are saying it's crap haven't played it or just have a unusual tastes.

I have played ALOT of FPS on the PC and I will admit it's not the best FPS on the PC, but it is still a good one. I exclude multiplayer because I haven't played it.

To the people dissing Halo's good review. That is why people use gamerankings.com so you get a good overall view of the game and not just one guys hyping bs. Like homeboy said 89% isn't a bad score at all.

Gearbox is a rather crappy company to get to do the port, but who else you going to get Raven? Even they are doing quake 4. So I bet it was Gearbox with regret.

BTW, I have a 9600 Pro and I dont have to turn anything down graphically so I am not sure why someone would with a 9700 Pro. I think I run it at 1028 * 764.


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Re: Metroid
Oct 1, 2003, 09:44
66.
Re: Metroid Oct 1, 2003, 09:44
Oct 1, 2003, 09:44
 
Dumb question but is Metroid Prime out for the PC?I'm suppose to go pick up Halo this afternoon,now I'm wondering if I made the right decision.Oh well it's only $40.00 so no big deal.

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Re: No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 09:21
cia
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Re: No subject Oct 1, 2003, 09:21
Oct 1, 2003, 09:21
cia
 

If you want to send a message to MS that crap sells, go buy halo. Excrement like this really should be flushed down the toilet. Noone deserves any money for putting out shit like this - next thing you know, you'll be buying tomb raider or hunting unlimited.

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Re: it sucks
Oct 1, 2003, 09:16
cia
64.
Re: it sucks Oct 1, 2003, 09:16
Oct 1, 2003, 09:16
cia
 
I guess i have higher standards for AI - NOLF2, Vietcong and Operation Flashpoint are just three examples of putting more than 3 lines of AI code, but those were real games with immersive environments, not some cobbled together pile of shit like halo.

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Re: it sucks
Oct 1, 2003, 08:57
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Re: it sucks Oct 1, 2003, 08:57
Oct 1, 2003, 08:57
 
Agreed..

Boring scenery n lead boots.

I quite liked the ai and the vehicles though.

For me tron currently whoops it's hide, quite addicted to the bikes

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MP is laggy
Oct 1, 2003, 08:52
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MP is laggy Oct 1, 2003, 08:52
Oct 1, 2003, 08:52
 
And there's no music. How can they do this?
You hear birdies, and the wind blowing. They need the techno music like T2, or it gets boring. Plus the announcer keeps repeating, "Red team has the flag." T2 also did this in the beginning, but they did away with the announcer and made it a drum sound.
I dunno. This game is gonna be used at the CPL, but I don't see the MP catching on, unless they tweak it to handle more people. Expect more patches soon.


This comment was edited on Oct 1, 08:53.
61.
 
Wonderful
Oct 1, 2003, 08:13
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Wonderful Oct 1, 2003, 08:13
Oct 1, 2003, 08:13
 
This patch breaks my saved games. Now they start me out at the begininng of the chapter instead of where I was saved at.

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What this patch is SUPPOSED to do:
Oct 1, 2003, 08:06
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What this patch is SUPPOSED to do: Oct 1, 2003, 08:06
Oct 1, 2003, 08:06
 
1.01 was only released to try to curtail the rampant piracy of the game and that was a giant waste of time. 1.01 is already cracked. Perhaps Gearbox should spend time figuring out why the game runs so badly in campaign? In multiplayer online the game runs fine, but campaign flags badly.

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