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twistedlegato
Apr 2, 2007, 07:18 PM
For everyone with Halo for the mac i think we should set up a server.
First lets get about 15 people so we have enough for a game of Capture the Flag or team slayer.

I myself am a bit confused on starting servers so helped starting one would be apprecianted.


I will add names to our MR Halo clan as you say you would like to be in it.:)


1.twistedlegato
2.Bobdude161
3.dmw007
4.lancestraz
5.tominated
6.Cassie
7.kinsella93
8.Xavier
9.*HOA*Maxmus
10.patrick0brien
11.budpam
12.oneness
13.bluedevil14
14.firelord901


Here is a link (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=304693) to Lancestraz's thread for game times. Please subscribe to it!



sb58
Apr 2, 2007, 07:25 PM
PC users can't play with Mac users? i think they can...

dmw007
Apr 2, 2007, 07:27 PM
This sounds like fun, if we get enough people willing to play I think that I will participate. :)

twistedlegato
Apr 2, 2007, 07:31 PM
This sounds like fun, if we get enough people willing to play I think that I will participate. :)

You in?

Can i add your name to the list?

And yes Mac and PC users can go aginst each other, i was just saying not for the Xbox and i said mac becuase i dont think many people here have PCs, or use them often.

Bobdude161
Apr 2, 2007, 07:44 PM
Wooo I'm in!! HaloMoto in da house! :D

Danger Canyon, CTF, shotguns and no sheilds

sb58
Apr 2, 2007, 08:09 PM
i use my PC's :D
only thing i have atm.
i could probably play from time to time. i could play more if i could make a disk image on my laptop... (no disk drive, but i have Halo installed)

lancestraz
Apr 2, 2007, 08:15 PM
I'm in!
Though I better start practicing.... Can't be a noob forever!

dmw007
Apr 2, 2007, 08:45 PM
You in?

Can i add your name to the list?

And yes Mac and PC users can go aginst each other, i was just saying not for the Xbox and i said mac becuase i dont think many people here have PCs, or use them often.


You can add my name to the list. I just have little time for playing video games at the moment (work, college, etc...), but I am definitely not opposed to the occasional game of Halo. :)

tominated
Apr 5, 2007, 07:17 PM
count me in

lancestraz
Apr 5, 2007, 07:22 PM
count me in
Yay! We have 5 people now! :p

gamerz
Apr 5, 2007, 11:37 PM
I'm In... add Palanaran... i believe im rank 11 in Skirmish... AHAHAHA opps.... i cant play... im on xbox...

SkyBell
Apr 10, 2007, 07:03 PM
Count me in!!!:)

zblaxberg
Apr 10, 2007, 09:46 PM
I would like to join but I won't be getting my macbook pro for a few months

kinsella93
Apr 11, 2007, 12:42 AM
might as well count me in too

jane doe
Apr 11, 2007, 09:56 AM
Man, too bad I don't play games on my mac, now if this were for the xbox360 I would be all over it!

If theres anyone that plays on xbox out there, hit me up!

lancestraz
Apr 11, 2007, 10:35 AM
One more and we can do 4v4...

Xavier
Apr 11, 2007, 01:32 PM
Im in!

twistedlegato
Apr 11, 2007, 03:51 PM
Ok! We have enough for a 4 vs. 4!

Now we need to plain a time and game types.

lancestraz
Apr 11, 2007, 04:42 PM
Ok! We have enough for a 4 vs. 4!

Now we need to plain a time and game types.
It would be much to convenient if we all live in similar time zones...
So, state your time zone so we can figure out a time that works best.
I'm EST. (GMT - 4 hours)

tominated
Apr 11, 2007, 04:58 PM
I am GMT+10 hours. There is a time zone thing we can refer to here (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/).

*HOA*Maxmus
Apr 11, 2007, 08:16 PM
count me in.

I'm usually [HOA]Maxmus on the servers. I think it'll be fun to have a MR group. We should also think about using TEAM SPEEK (http://www.savvy.nl/blog/download/) so we can talk to each other during scrims. Wish there was a Xfire for Mac, that would be fun.

See you all on the servers

Xavier
Apr 11, 2007, 09:37 PM
I am GMT -5

I much more prefer Ventrillo, but TS is alright i guess

Chance me whenever, my xfire is Xavier853

lancestraz
Apr 11, 2007, 10:01 PM
I am GMT -5

I much more prefer Ventrillo, but TS is alright i guess

Chance me whenever, my xfire is Xavier853
xFire doesn't work with Macs...
Or at least not very well.

Xavier
Apr 12, 2007, 12:00 PM
I use it for IMing. I know that there are pretty much no other features besides that

kinsella93
Apr 12, 2007, 06:45 PM
im game whenever messenger email Kinsella.Greg@hotmail.com

lancestraz
Apr 21, 2007, 06:42 PM
OK... How about tomorrow (Sunday) at 8:00 EST?

Who here has the fastest internet connection and biggest rig? You can be the server. :)

If nobody wants to be server I'll do it.
Look for the server "MacRumors Halo Group".

lancestraz
Apr 22, 2007, 08:13 PM
Yeah, well. I closed the server after an hour. Only three people came on. None from MacRumors. :(

zblaxberg
Apr 23, 2007, 09:54 AM
I have my macbook pro!! where can i get my copy of halo for mbp??

davidjearly
Apr 23, 2007, 10:18 AM
Please add my name to the list. I would be very interested in this!

David

lancestraz
Apr 23, 2007, 10:46 AM
Next game is going to be Tuesday at 8:00pm EDT. Name: MacRumors Halo

I have my macbook pro!! where can i get my copy of halo for mbp??
Here. (http://www.macgamestore.com/detail.php?ProductID=202)

davidjearly
Apr 23, 2007, 11:45 AM
Next game is going to be Tuesday at 8:00pm EST. Name: MacRumors Halo


Here. (http://www.macgamestore.com/detail.php?ProductID=202)

Do you mean EDT? Just trying to work out when this will be in UK (GMT+1).

lancestraz
Apr 23, 2007, 12:33 PM
Do you mean EDT? Just trying to work out when this will be in UK (GMT+1).
Yes. Corrected.
Sorry for the confusion. :o

****ing daylight savings time... :p

Oneness
Apr 23, 2007, 03:51 PM
I am GMT -5. Halo name: Numskull. I'll be looking for the server tomorrow (Tuesday April 24th) at 1900 CST.

Oneness
Apr 23, 2007, 03:52 PM
I also mean CDT, not CST.

twistedlegato
Apr 23, 2007, 03:54 PM
Next game is going to be Tuesday at 8:00pm EDT. Name: MacRumors Halo


Here. (http://www.macgamestore.com/detail.php?ProductID=202)

Whats the game type and other stuff so we can filter out some stuff?

lancestraz
Apr 23, 2007, 04:34 PM
I am GMT -5. Halo name: Numskull. I'll be looking for the server tomorrow (Tuesday April 24th) at 1900 CST.

I also mean CDT, not CST.
Correct.

Whats the game type and other stuff so we can filter out some stuff?
I guess I'll start out with...
Game Type: Slayer
Teamplay Options: Teamplay

They'll change later on. So sort the servers alphebeticly and look through the "M"s. If it doesn't show up.

patrick0brien
Apr 23, 2007, 06:00 PM
-Folks

May I put my name in here? Though I may not be able to make tomorrow's game, I have been itchin' for a good crew - who knew some still play.

Oh, and if I may suggest that if we talk about times in GMT (Zulu), we then could at least do our own zone math - may be easiest amongst us all.

-lancestraz

If we find this popular enough, I'd like to volunteer my MP for game server some time if you'd like - it's untested in this use however, but I'm pretty well connected with gobs of RAM.

lancestraz
Apr 23, 2007, 06:40 PM
-lancestraz

If we find this popular enough, I'd like to volunteer my MP for game server some time if you'd like - it's untested in this use however, but I'm pretty well connected with gobs of RAM.
Sure. Right now I'm using a MBP connected over wireless. :o

Since you can't make it tomorrow, I'll serve.
But in the future, when you can make it, and if you want to, you can definitely be server.

twistedlegato
Apr 23, 2007, 08:18 PM
How about a password so only us can enter....


lancestraz make the password arn

lancestraz
Apr 23, 2007, 10:40 PM
How about a password so only us can enter....


lancestraz make the password arn
OK... I hope everyone reads this in time.

PASSWORD IS: arn

tominated
Apr 24, 2007, 01:31 AM
Wish there was a Xfire for Mac, that would be fun.

get adium and xblaze

BTW: I should be in the tuesday game. what will the server be called? (thank god i live in australia, the game is on tomorrow at 10 am and it's a public holiday!)

davidjearly
Apr 24, 2007, 07:41 AM
So I just noticed that the game will be taking place at 01:00 Wednesday here in the UK so I probably won't be on after all.

Is there anyway future games could be held a earlier for us over the atlantic?

Thanks, David

lancestraz
Apr 24, 2007, 08:06 AM
BTW: I should be in the tuesday game. what will the server be called? (thank god i live in australia, the game is on tomorrow at 10 am and it's a public holiday!)
The server name is : MacRumors Halo
The password is: arn

So I just noticed that the game will be taking place at 01:00 Wednesday here in the UK so I probably won't be on after all.

Is there anyway future games could be held a earlier for us over the atlantic?

Thanks, David
Yeah. We'll need different times for different time-zones.

Bobdude161
Apr 24, 2007, 04:50 PM
Everyone, don't forget! In case you missed the last few posts.

Today, 8:00 PM EST with daylights savings.

Hopefully I'll be there. HaloMoto is the name.

patrick0brien
Apr 24, 2007, 04:55 PM
I'll see about knocking out of work early to make it. This is 5pm for us west-coasters.

As for Time zone yeah, perhaps we could collect the names of "Those Willing to Serve" and hopefully we'll get a good spread of geographies.

I can serve games for Prime Time GMT-8hours

tominated
Apr 24, 2007, 05:07 PM
2 things. I have posted something in my halo clan's forum (don't worry, it is apple corps, some may know about it) redirecting them here. and 2, i wont be able to serve because our internet sucks

nagromme
Apr 24, 2007, 07:44 PM
Thanks for the posting at macclan.net, Tominated. I might try to hop in late. But I'm very rusty :)

Bobdude161
Apr 24, 2007, 07:44 PM
crap I got banned, for too many TKs. Ah well, I wasn't doing anything for the team anyways. :(

patrick0brien
Apr 24, 2007, 07:48 PM
whoppen? ended?

tominated
Apr 24, 2007, 07:53 PM
whoppen? ended?

yeah. why did it end? I couldn't find it again in the server list

patrick0brien
Apr 24, 2007, 08:28 PM
that was fun guys - felt like a noob :D

Now I gotta work

lancestraz
Apr 24, 2007, 08:29 PM
Well that was sort of successful...
We had some problems early on but it was fun in the end.
Ah well. It'll take a couple tries to get it right. :o

Bobdude161
Apr 24, 2007, 08:30 PM
Lance pwns. At least a little bit. Quite a challange anyways. I'd say he's 1 or 2 levels up from me if Halo had levels. :)

patrick0brien
Apr 24, 2007, 08:32 PM
And thanks for sticking to a map for a while - I've been strictly single player for a looooong time.

lancestraz
Apr 24, 2007, 08:34 PM
Lance pwns. At least a little bit. Quite a challange anyways. I'd say he's 1 or 2 levels up from me if Halo had levels. :)
Oh yeah. I was on tonight. :p
You're pretty nifty with that pistol though. ;)

yeah. why did it end? I couldn't find it again in the server list
I shut it down and started a new one with a password. Keep out the rif-raf.
We may have been doing capture the flag then, so if you had your filter on slayer it wouldn't show up.

patrick0brien
Apr 24, 2007, 08:49 PM
Oh, and FSCK is File System Check for all of us UNIX guys. Its what checks the system disk on startup - Like Scandisk for Windows - but automatic.

tominated
Apr 25, 2007, 01:44 AM
I shut it down and started a new one with a password. Keep out the rif-raf.
We may have been doing capture the flag then, so if you had your filter on slayer it wouldn't show up.

oh yeah. i had the filter on. whoops

twistedlegato
Apr 25, 2007, 06:57 AM
Ok guys! Tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern, i live in georgia. It will be TEAM SLAYER, and the password is arn.

It will start in blood gultch so you can find it easier.

And Lancestraz can you serve it?


I am not good with server hosting. Because i ahve no clue how to edit what weapons we use, or vechicls are in the game.

And if Lancestraz cant serve for us, can anyone else that know how to edit weapons and and vechicles serve for us? Make it about 14 players too.

lancestraz
Apr 25, 2007, 07:18 AM
Ok guys! Tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern, i live in georgia. It will be TEAM SLAYER, and the password is arn.

It will start in blood gultch so you can find it easier.

And Lancestraz can you serve it?


I am not good with server hosting. Because i ahve no clue how to edit what weapons we use, or vechicls are in the game.

And if Lancestraz cant serve for us, can anyone else that know how to edit weapons and and vechicles serve for us? Make it about 14 players too.
Yeah, sure.

Edit: Actually, I'm going to start with CTF (capture the flag) first. Is that OK for everyone?

twistedlegato
Apr 25, 2007, 07:27 AM
Yeah, sure.

Edit: Actually, I'm going to start with CTF (capture the flag) first. Is that OK for everyone?

Ok. but make it at Blood Gultch, also name the server MacRumors Halo Group


Also what time zone you in? I said 8:00PM Eastern so can you find out what time that is for you

lancestraz
Apr 25, 2007, 07:59 AM
Ok. but make it at Blood Gultch, also name the server MacRumors Halo Group

Also what time zone you in? I said 8:00PM Eastern so can you find out what time that is for you
I live in an Eastern time zone.



OK then.
Time: 8:00pm EDT (that's eleven hours from this post)
Server name: MacRumors Halo Group
Password: arn
Map: Blood Gulch
Game Type: CTF

Oneness
Apr 25, 2007, 10:52 AM
I have a meeting at 1900 CDT tonight so I won't get in on the front end, but hopefully ya'll will still be playing when I get home.
Halo name is 'numskull'.
Had fun playing last night.
See ya'll.

budpam
Apr 25, 2007, 02:08 PM
Please add me to the list. I may not be able to make it tonight, but I should be able to catch some of the games.
I play as Xman.

Thanks

twistedlegato
Apr 25, 2007, 05:52 PM
Ok Lance straze please make a post once the server is up so we dont have to search for something that is not there once the time hits 8:00PM EASTERN:)

SkyBell
Apr 25, 2007, 06:54 PM
Ok Lance straze please make a post once the server is up so we dont have to search for something that is not there once the time hits 8:00PM EASTERN:)

Alright, in about 6 minutes I'll be looking for the game.

I guess I'll keep it simple and play under my MR name, eh?:)

lancestraz
Apr 25, 2007, 06:56 PM
OK server is up.

Name: MacRumors Halo Group
Password: arn

lancestraz
Apr 25, 2007, 09:01 PM
That was fun.
Wish we had more people though.

Bobdude161
Apr 25, 2007, 10:19 PM
grrrr, i was at work. :mad:

bluedevil14
Apr 25, 2007, 10:34 PM
i would be down for playing an occasional game or so

SkyBell
Apr 25, 2007, 10:59 PM
Yeah that was fun, but we only had 4 people on there.

Yes, Lance does pwn with a pistol.:)

And I am the master of getting hogs on base roof's.:D ;)

ReanimationLP
Apr 25, 2007, 11:55 PM
I'll have to buy a new copy and get on, as my key is lost to the ages.

I've been using a random key to install and play single-player though, and its pretty sweet having everything maxed out. :D

Does the Mac version work with the PC version, or no?

Because I highly doubt the game will even install on this iMac G3, and I've played the Mac demo on my iBook. It was painful.

Bobdude161
Apr 26, 2007, 12:30 AM
Yeah PC Halo does play with Mac Halo. I used to play it on PC for a while until I upgraded this old cow.

nagromme
Apr 26, 2007, 02:14 AM
I'd like to join but I think I'd better update to Halo UB! (Which can't be done if I don't have a blank CD handy, can it?)

twistedlegato
Apr 26, 2007, 07:03 AM
That once was great fun!

Lance pwns with that damn Pistol.

Cassie it shotgun queen (as well as the hog queen)

I like sniping, but you guys keep moving so much its hard to aim:p

There were a few more people like budpam.

lancestraz
Apr 26, 2007, 08:23 AM
I'd like to join but I think I'd better update to Halo UB! (Which can't be done if I don't have a blank CD handy, can it?)
The performance boost for the UB version is actually very minimal if at all.
It was not a very good port.

That once was great fun!
Lance pwns with that damn Pistol.
Sometimes I think I use the pistol to much and just start annoying people. :o So I try to mix it up.

Cassie it shotgun queen (as well as the hog queen)
How many hogs did cassie get on top of the base? I think it was six or more.

I like sniping, but you guys keep moving so much its hard to aim:p
There were a few more people like budpam.
And Xman.

Edit: Woops. budpam is xman.

nagromme
Apr 26, 2007, 10:25 AM
The performance boost for the UB version is actually very minimal if at all.
It was not a very good port..

Results on that front seem to vary. Due to different GPUs?

I'll give Halo Rosetta a shot at least, since many Rosetta games are faster on my iMac than on my old G4.

budpam
Apr 26, 2007, 11:52 AM
Yes, that was fun! Sorry I couldn't stay longer.
I would agree, Lance Dominated with the pistol, Cassie with the Shotgun.
I wasn't too bad with the Shotgun and Hogs-maybe when I'm "on my game" I'll do better.

budpam(Xman)


That once was great fun!

Lance pwns with that damn Pistol.

Cassie it shotgun queen (as well as the hog queen)

I like sniping, but you guys keep moving so much its hard to aim:p

There were a few more people like budpam.

nagromme
Apr 26, 2007, 01:57 PM
Speak of the devil:

Halo 2.0.1 Universal just out :)

http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ID=15025

Oneness
Apr 26, 2007, 02:16 PM
I didn't get home 'till 2130 CDT so I missed the game. I'll keep watching for another one.
I like rockets. I like things that go boom and blow up.

davidjearly
Apr 26, 2007, 02:23 PM
Speak of the devil:

Halo 2.0.1 Universal just out :)

http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ID=15025

Excellent! It is nice to know that they realised their original UB port was less than satisfactory! Considering this is such an old game, they deserve credit for updating it IMO.

Off-Topic, Anyone into me setting up a UK server seen as these times are prohibitive? (Perhaps I should start a new thread...)

David

budpam
Apr 26, 2007, 03:12 PM
In the words of Napoleon Dynamite..."SWEET"


Speak of the devil:

Halo 2.0.1 Universal just out :)

http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ID=15025

lancestraz
Apr 26, 2007, 03:29 PM
Speak of the devil:
Halo 2.0.1 Universal just out :)

Wow.
Before the update I got about 20fps - 40fps with medium-high settings.
After the update I'm getting about 30fps - 60fps with every setting on highest.
Wow.
Frag grenades and tank blast don't lag anymore when I use 9x anti-aliasing!
Wow.

Thank you MacSoft!!!!!1!twelveteen!!`

twistedlegato
Apr 26, 2007, 04:20 PM
Next game tomarrow?

SkyBell
Apr 26, 2007, 04:56 PM
Next game tomarrow?

I won't be able to make that one. I'll be going to our farm for the weekend (with no internet access).
However, If we could possibly squeeze one in tonight....

lancestraz
Apr 27, 2007, 12:05 PM
Next time I'll be able to host is Tuesday, May 1st.
Shall we go for 8:00pm EDT again? I can do a different time if it's more convenient for people.

twistedlegato
Apr 27, 2007, 04:20 PM
I can host tonight actaully at like 7:30PM Eastern.

I wont do it unless anyone can come so if you can say here!

nagromme
Apr 27, 2007, 05:20 PM
That's a "maybe" from me for tonight... depends whether I can go buy some 700 MB CDs! The Halo UB won't work on my 650s apparently.

EDIT: 7:30 Eastern now... just starting to burn the disc. I'll keep an eye on the thread in case there's a game tonight.

twistedlegato
Apr 27, 2007, 06:36 PM
OH CRAP!

The Halo Universal update that I have installed, is now asking me to stick in my Halo Universal CD which I do not have!

Anyway to fix this problem?


Please anyone?

I will start a game if i can get this stupid problem solved so.....

nagromme
Apr 27, 2007, 06:55 PM
You need to burn the .dmg you downloaded. You can INSTALL Halo UB off the image, but only an actual burn will let you play. Just open the .dmg in Disk Utility and have a 700 MB disc handy.

I don't think there's a workaround.

I MIGHT be able to host myself, maybe at 8:30-9pm EDT or so. It will take me a little time to get set up and figure out which of my Macs I can devote to serving. (My old G4 is already hosting UT2004 and Prey Demo, and my iMac is my DVR.)

twistedlegato
Apr 27, 2007, 07:03 PM
You need to burn the .dmg you downloaded. You can INSTALL Halo UB off the image, but only an actual burn will let you play. Just open the .dmg in Disk Utility and have a 700 MB disc handy.

I don't think there's a workaround.

I MIGHT be able to host myself, maybe at 8:30-9pm EDT or so. It will take me a little time to get set up and figure out which of my Macs I can devote to serving. (My old G4 is already hosting UT2004 and Prey Demo, and my iMac is my DVR.)

Where i can i get my original .dmg?

nagromme
Apr 27, 2007, 07:22 PM
The .dmg is what you downloaded when you bought the UB. If you lost it, you could contact customer support... or MAYBE the download link they emailed you will still work. (It was some tinyurl.) Worth a shot anyway.

Meanwhile, I'm nearly up and running... I will start a server around 8:30 named MacClan.net, password arn. (It won't be a dedi this time.)

EDIT: Make it 9. I have no idea how to host Halo through a router/firewall.

twistedlegato
Apr 27, 2007, 07:26 PM
The .dmg is what you downloaded when you bought the UB. If you lost it, you could contact customer support... or MAYBE the download link they emailed you will still work. (It was some tinyurl.) Worth a shot anyway.

Meanwhile, I'm nearly up and running... I will start a server around 8:30 named MacClan.net, password arn. (It won't be a dedi this time.)

Well my problem includes not being able to do that is there a way to uninstall the update?

nagromme
Apr 27, 2007, 07:46 PM
The 2.0.1 update isn't what needs the CD--all versions of Halo do.

If you have the original non-UB Halo disc, you could install that (if speed is acceptable) and use that disc as proof of purchase. (That disc won't work for the UB.)

twistedlegato
Apr 27, 2007, 07:50 PM
The 2.0.1 update isn't what needs the CD--all versions of Halo do.

If you have the original non-UB Halo disc, you could install that (if speed is acceptable) and use that disc as proof of purchase. (That disc won't work for the UB.)

But i dont have anything

I dont have a CD or anything.....

I never had to stick in the CD after install before EVER!

And now after the update its asking for the CD, i dont knwo why though, and I really want to play.

nagromme
Apr 27, 2007, 08:12 PM
I can't explain that. Halo has always needed the CD.

Did you install some hack to prevent it?

If you lost your CD, you may be out of luck :( You can thank the pirates for these annoyances.

Speaking of which... a server is up (no password needed), "MacClan.net"... but I can't join it myself. Hopefully other people can, if I configured my router properly, but I'd need to buy a second copy of the game--otherwise the Mac I'm playing on has the same key as my server Mac, and the two won't talk.

twistedlegato
Apr 27, 2007, 08:16 PM
I can't explain that. Halo has always needed the CD.

Did you install some hack to prevent it?

If you lost your CD, you may be out of luck :( You can thank the pirates for these annoyances.

Speaking of which... a server is up (no password needed), "MacClan.net"... but I can't join it myself. Hopefully other people can, if I configured my router properly, but I'd need to buy a second copy of the game--otherwise the Mac I'm playing on has the same key as my server Mac, and the two won't talk.

Well umm... I have to PM on that one.

nagromme
Apr 27, 2007, 08:39 PM
It seems that Halo on Mac can't host dedi, nor can it continue after the game ends (without manually starting the next match)? So I can't run a full-time server.

I'll go back to hosting Prey/Prey Demo :) But I will be up for playing Halo sometime too.

PS, what effects are supposed to be messed up in the UB? It all looks great to me, water on the beach included. Maybe this patch fixed those issues?

idic.spock
Apr 28, 2007, 12:03 PM
It seems that Halo on Mac can't host dedi, nor can it continue after the game ends (without manually starting the next match)? So I can't run a full-time server.

I'll go back to hosting Prey/Prey Demo :) But I will be up for playing Halo sometime too.



I'm a long time lurker on the mac rumors forums. I'm the leader of a clan that plays Halo and other games. We have a dedicated server for halo hosted through nuclearfallout (as well as UT2004 and CS: S). Feel free to play on our Halo server anytime you want as we rarely play Halo anymore so it's empty most of the time (it's up 24/7). It's a 16 player public dedicated server, hosted in San Jose, Ca, and has a fairly large map cycle rotation -- several maps of team based slayer and CTF, and a couple of king of the hill and race.

The server is named IDIC and has a direct IP of idic.nuclearfallout.net . I can change the map cycle and the gametypes if you wish (i.e. currently there are no tanks or shees on any of the maps in the cycle).

- (IDIC)Spock
www.idic-clan.com

nagromme
Apr 28, 2007, 10:12 PM
Thanks!

Maybe we'll see you guys some time for some retro Halo fun :)

tominated
Apr 28, 2007, 11:20 PM
that sounds good. I'll join sometime tonight!

twistedlegato
Apr 30, 2007, 07:28 AM
OK EVERYONE!


Next game TUESDAY MAY 1st at 7:30PM EASTERN


Server: Lancestraz
Sevrer Name: Macrumors Halo group
Blood Gultch
CFT

budpam
Apr 30, 2007, 11:25 AM
Thanks-I got on a couple of times to check it out-seems like a nice server with a good rotation.

Twistedlegato, do you want to try the IDIC server(idic.nuclearfallout.net)tomorrow night instead of hosting it yourself?

I'm a long time lurker on the mac rumors forums. I'm the leader of a clan that plays Halo and other games. We have a dedicated server for halo hosted through nuclearfallout (as well as UT2004 and CS: S). Feel free to play on our Halo server anytime you want as we rarely play Halo anymore so it's empty most of the time (it's up 24/7). It's a 16 player public dedicated server, hosted in San Jose, Ca, and has a fairly large map cycle rotation -- several maps of team based slayer and CTF, and a couple of king of the hill and race.

The server is named IDIC and has a direct IP of idic.nuclearfallout.net . I can change the map cycle and the gametypes if you wish (i.e. currently there are no tanks or shees on any of the maps in the cycle).

- (IDIC)Spock
www.idic-clan.com

nagromme
Apr 30, 2007, 12:22 PM
Sign me up as a "maybe" for Tuesday, but I've notified my Apple Corps clan-mates and it looks like some of them can make it.

twistedlegato
Apr 30, 2007, 03:49 PM
I would rather one of us host it, so we can choose what we want, and we can have a password on it to only alow people in our MR group join.

So lancestraz can you serve for us?

lancestraz
Apr 30, 2007, 03:59 PM
I would rather one of us host it, so we can choose what we want, and we can have a password on it to only alow people in our MR group join.

So lancestraz can you serve for us?
Yup.

Sevrer Name: Macrumors Halo Group
Password: arn

The map and game type will probable change after a half hour.
Map: Blood Gultch
Game Type: CFT

twistedlegato
Apr 30, 2007, 08:40 PM
Yup.

Sevrer Name: Macrumors Halo Group
Password: arn

The map and game type will probable change after a half hour.
Map: Blood Gultch
Game Type: CFT

Ok post here once you open the sever at 7:30PM Eastern

And be sure to bring in ghosts and banshee and hogs and scorpions at max amount with all human weapons, and instant respawn with friednly fire turned OFF.

bluedevil14
Apr 30, 2007, 08:48 PM
Ok post here once you open the sever at 7:30PM Eastern

And be sure to bring in ghosts and banshee and hogs and scorpions at max amount with all human weapons, and instant respawn with friednly fire turned OFF.

i lost my full copy of halo, will i still be able to play if i only have the demo, or should i just shell out the 30 bucks for a new copy (which ive been meaning to do for quiet some time now)

lancestraz
Apr 30, 2007, 08:56 PM
Ok post here once you open the sever at 7:30PM Eastern

And be sure to bring in ghosts and banshee and hogs and scorpions at max amount with all human weapons, and instant respawn with friednly fire turned OFF.
OK, that's all fine. But why all human weapons?

thechris69
Apr 30, 2007, 09:14 PM
fun demo

SkyBell
Apr 30, 2007, 09:24 PM
Ok post here once you open the sever at 7:30PM Eastern

And be sure to bring in ghosts and banshee and hogs and scorpions at max amount with all human weapons, and instant respawn with friednly fire turned OFF.

Well. I might want to do some actual killing this time.:D

Tomorrow, at 7:30 EST (6:30 for me? (CST??)

I will pwn your ass :D

lancestraz
Apr 30, 2007, 09:52 PM
Well. I might want to do some actual killing this time.:D

I will pwn your ass :D
HOG n00b!1!! TANK n00b!!!!! SHEE n00b!!!!1!!
My über 1337 pistol skillz are useless against vehicles. :p


Tomorrow, at 7:30 EST (6:30 for me? (CST??)
It's just a half hour earlier than the last time we played.

budpam
May 1, 2007, 11:06 AM
Go ahead and shell out the money and buy the new universal binary(if you have an intel mac). It's not worth it to try to get it to work without your full copy.


i lost my full copy of halo, will i still be able to play if i only have the demo, or should i just shell out the 30 bucks for a new copy (which ive been meaning to do for quiet some time now)

nagromme
May 1, 2007, 11:09 AM
Go ahead and shell out the money and buy the new universal binary(if you have an intel mac). It's not worth it to try to get it to work without your full copy.

To do that, you will need your CD key from the back of the Halo manual. I don't THINK you will need your actual orginal CD. So if you lost the disc but not the CD key, the $5 UB might be a good way to go.

Bobdude161
May 1, 2007, 05:09 PM
Ok post here once you open the sever at 7:30PM Eastern

And be sure to bring in ghosts and banshee and hogs and scorpions at max amount with all human weapons, and instant respawn with friednly fire turned OFF.

****. Shees..... The most annoying thing in the world. :mad:

I'll be there though.

SkyBell
May 1, 2007, 05:11 PM
Nuts, I'm not going to be able to make it until 8:00 EST at least, so don't wait for me.

lancestraz
May 1, 2007, 06:26 PM
Game started! :)

Bobdude161
May 1, 2007, 06:34 PM
Game started! :)

GAH!! Can't find it!

lancestraz
May 1, 2007, 06:37 PM
GAH!! Can't find it!
That's weird...
What about now?

Bobdude161
May 1, 2007, 06:42 PM
nope. All filters off. showing locked servers. looking for MacRumors in the M section. :(

twistedlegato
May 1, 2007, 08:12 PM
That was fun, how about next Wednesday at 8:00PM Eastern?

Bobdude161
May 1, 2007, 08:12 PM
Lance served us the "Pwned Sandwich of the Day"....

SkyBell
May 1, 2007, 08:15 PM
Lance served us the "Pwned Sandwich of the Day"....

For damn sure.

(33 kills 2 on 1, I couldn't believe it...)

Lance officially pwns at everything.

bluedevil14
May 1, 2007, 08:17 PM
****. Shees..... The most annoying thing in the world. :mad:

I'll be there though.

i heartily agree with you, shees make me want to vomit

lancestraz
May 1, 2007, 08:18 PM
For damn sure.
(33 kills 2 on 1, I couldn't believe it...)
Lance officially pwns at everything.
You guys played pretty good too. That last game was my only really good one of the night.

Lance served us the "Pwned Sandwich of the Day"....
I had you guys pinned down that one time... I think I got 10 kills right there. :o

That was fun, how about next Wednesday at 8:00PM Eastern?
You could just say tomorrow. :p

nagromme
May 3, 2007, 11:07 AM
Another patch: 2.0.2:

http://www.destineerstudios.com/support/halo.html

budpam
May 3, 2007, 04:11 PM
Anyone interested in one tonight at 7pm EDT? 6pm CDT?
If so, lancestraz, could you host it?

You guys played pretty good too. That last game was my only really good one of the night.


I had you guys pinned down that one time... I think I got 10 kills right there. :o


You could just say tomorrow. :p

lancestraz
May 3, 2007, 04:21 PM
Anyone interested in one tonight at 7pm EDT? 6pm CDT?
If so, lancestraz, could you host it?
OK with me. :)

lancestraz
May 3, 2007, 05:59 PM
Since nobody replied, I doubt anyone is coming, but I'll keep the server up for at least a half hour.

Name: MacRumors Halo Group
Password: arn
Game Type: CTF
Map: Blood Gulch

budpam
May 3, 2007, 06:55 PM
You were right-just me and you-it was fun though. Maybe more can join next time. Thx for hosting.

Since nobody replied, I doubt anyone is coming, but I'll keep the server up for at least a half hour.

Name: MacRumors Halo Group
Password: arn
Game Type: CTF
Map: Blood Gulch

*HOA*Maxmus
May 4, 2007, 12:41 PM
Haven't been on macrumors for a while so didn't know people were playing...Sorry.

Maybe we can all get on Xfire. Just installed xblaze (http://xblaze.jasarien.com/download/) which works via Adium (http://www.adiumx.com/) on my Mac Book Pro. There is a step-by-step procedure (http://xblaze.jasarien.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3)

Took me a while, but was able to chat with PC Halo players on Xfire. This might be more organized for us Macrumors Halo group?? I'm on xfire (xblaze) as hoamaxmus.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/Maximus_CT/Pic3.jpg

nagromme
May 4, 2007, 01:09 PM
Xfire sounds cool--and I use my iChat status to indicate what I'm playing or hosting or ready to play.

Anyone up for Halo tonight? I'll be available on and off.

*HOA*Maxmus
May 4, 2007, 01:22 PM
Guess iChat will work, too. I totally forgot about that. Was too excited to get xfire to work.

I might be on late tonight (11 pm Pacific).

nagromme
May 4, 2007, 01:25 PM
11 Pacific (8 Eastern) sounds good to me. Let's say 11, and be prepared for people to join a little late?

I'll invite my clan as well.

We do need a host, though--I could host for a while but I can't commit to a long time and I hate to kick people off.

lancestraz
May 4, 2007, 01:28 PM
I can host tonight from 8pm eastern to around 10pm eastern.

The name will still be "Macrumors Halo Group" and the password is still "arn".

*HOA*Maxmus
May 4, 2007, 01:37 PM
can't make it during that time. But will try to be on at 11 pm. I'll check the forum that time to see which server people are on.

nagromme
May 4, 2007, 01:40 PM
Thanks, Lancestraz.

(If the game shuts down at 11 I MIGHT be able to start a replacement server, but I've got other stuff going on too.)

lancestraz
May 4, 2007, 01:44 PM
Thanks, Lancestraz.

(If the game shuts down at 11 I MIGHT be able to start a replacement server, but I've got other stuff going on too.)
11pm eastern or pacific?

If more people can come latter, I can serve from 10pm to midnight (eastern time).
Or another time. Just no more than two hours.

nagromme
May 4, 2007, 01:46 PM
OK, let's be real clear :) I was confused too, not knowing which time zone Maxmus meant.

Game time Friday May 4:

5pm to 7pm Pacific
8pm to 10pm Eastern

How's that work? :) And I might be able to host myself after the end, but I'm not promising.

lancestraz
May 4, 2007, 01:51 PM
OK, let's be real clear :) I was confused too, not knowing which time zone Maxmus meant.

Game time Friday May 4:

11pm to 1am Pacific
8pm to 10pm Eastern

How's that work? :) And I might be able to host myself after the end, but I'm not promising.
OK, that's fine.
All these time-zones are confusing. :eek:

I'll post here when I start the server. (five hours, nine minutes, from this post)

*HOA*Maxmus
May 4, 2007, 01:57 PM
Opps!!! Sorry for the confusion! Those time zones works great for me. I'll check the forum before going on the server.

SkyBell
May 4, 2007, 03:05 PM
And of course I'm the only one who lives in the Central time zone.:rolleyes:

I might come, haven't felt much like playing Halo these past few days.

Projects, end of school finals, other personal stuff....it's stressful.:(

But maybe a good game of lance pwning my ass is just what I need.:p

nagromme
May 4, 2007, 03:10 PM
That is COMPLETELY backwards! :p

8pm Eastern is 5pm Pacific. I'll edit my post above, and here's tonight's game time around the world:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=5&day=4&year=2007&hour=20&min=0&sec=0&p1=263

My Halo skills are about equal to my time skills :o

If this means later is better for some, that's between Lancestraz and you... I can make it to the game myself even if it's later.

Church
May 4, 2007, 05:48 PM
God I wish I could play. I have the game, just not a good enough computer to run it. (my brother does *shake fist*) Curse you 1GHz eMac, CURSE YOU!!!!!!!!! :mad: (And you're not the only one who is Central Cassie ;))

nagromme
May 4, 2007, 05:52 PM
My eMac 700 Mhz running Panther plays it :) 640x480, min detail. It bogs down sometimes, but can still be fun.

SkyBell
May 4, 2007, 05:54 PM
God I wish I could play. I have the game, just not a good enough computer to run it. (my brother does *shake fist*) Curse you 1GHz eMac, CURSE YOU!!!!!!!!! :mad: (And you're not the only one who is Central Cassie ;))

Thank goodness.:)

twistedlegato
May 4, 2007, 06:15 PM
Sweet!

8PM Eastern is perfect time for me:)

An it seems we will ahve more than 4 people this time! :) :)

nagromme
May 4, 2007, 06:17 PM
Can King of the Hill be played in teams? KoTH in UT 2004 (via Chaos (http://www.chaoticdreams.org/)) is really fun--and even more fun with teams.

I've always wanted to try KoTH in Halo.

Shadowfury333
May 4, 2007, 06:31 PM
Can King of the Hill be played in teams? KoTH in UT 2004 (via Chaos (http://www.chaoticdreams.org/)) is really fun--and even more fun with teams.

I've always wanted to try KoTH in Halo.

Yes, Team KoTH is possible in Halo (as well as in Myth and Marathon, in case you are a really hardcore Bungie fan).

nagromme
May 4, 2007, 06:35 PM
Sweet :) Team KoTH (hill not moving) gets my vote then... or whatever you guys like to play :)

lancestraz
May 4, 2007, 06:55 PM
Server is UP!

Name: MacRumors Halo Group
Password: arn
Map: Damnnation
Game type: Team Slayer

And yes, we can do team king of the hill as soon as we get enough people.

twistedlegato
May 4, 2007, 06:55 PM
Found it

lancestraz
May 4, 2007, 07:22 PM
DAMN IT!

I cant find it anywhere!


EDIT: STill cant find it!

Any help?
Name: MacRumors Halo Group
Password: arn
Map: Battle Creek
Game type: Team Slayer

nagromme
May 4, 2007, 07:48 PM
Good game! 5 people, plus 1 or 2 stragglers. Still in progress, so be there! :)

lancestraz
May 4, 2007, 09:25 PM
Server closed.

We had a decent amount of people in the beginning, but then most of them left.
Still fun though.

SkyBell
May 4, 2007, 10:41 PM
Server closed.

We had a decent amount of people in the beginning, but then most of them left.
Still fun though.

I'm just a little too depressed to play much tonight, sorry guys.

*HOA*Maxmus
May 5, 2007, 12:41 AM
OK, that's fine.
All these time-zones are confusing. :eek:

I'll post here when I start the server. (five hours, nine minutes, from this post)

I thought it was 11 pm to 1 am Pacific time as originally posted . :( :( :(

Oh well...

SkyBell
May 5, 2007, 12:46 AM
I thought it was 11 pm to 1 am Pacific time as originally posted . :( :( :(

Oh well...

Sorry, that's our nagromme's fault.

We'll make sure it's right next time.

Shadowfury333
May 5, 2007, 01:13 AM
Well, it was pretty enjoyable, though a bit tough. Mind you, I had some fun when it went 2 on 1 on Blood Gulch (I was the 1).

BTW Sorry for accidentally team-killing you, Cassie. I hope that didn't depress you.

Bobdude161
May 5, 2007, 04:09 PM
Blast! Foiled again! I'm just too busy with non-Halo things! :p

lancestraz
May 5, 2007, 04:28 PM
Sorry, that's our nagromme's fault.

We'll make sure it's right next time.
Everyone was confused. We got the plus minus 3 hour thing mixed up. :)
8:00 eastern is actually 5:00 pacific. :o



I'm just a little too depressed to play much tonight, sorry guys.
Depressed? Depressed! Depressed...


Also, just a heads up for you guys. The next time I can be server is this Tuesday.
So count on a game being then.

Kingsly
May 5, 2007, 05:48 PM
This sounds fun. Add me to the list of participants! :)

*digs out old Halo disc*

iTim314
May 5, 2007, 07:39 PM
I'm gonna ask my question in this topic since it's a bit more active than my own.

I have an iMac G5 (PPC obviously) running Mac OS X 10.4.9. Yesterday afternoon, around 4 PM, I was playing halo just fine.

Later that afternoon, I installed the QuickTime Update to v7.1.6. Afterwards, Halo will not start up. The Halo logo appears, and the screen res changes, but then it goes right back to my dekstop and says "Halo Unexpectedly Quit."

I've tried a total reinstallation, and I've repaired all my file permissions. Still no dice.

Any suggestions?

nagromme
May 5, 2007, 09:50 PM
I'm gonna ask my question in this topic since it's a bit more active than my own.

I have an iMac G5 (PPC obviously) running Mac OS X 10.4.9. Yesterday afternoon, around 4 PM, I was playing halo just fine.

Later that afternoon, I installed the QuickTime Update to v7.1.6. Afterwards, Halo will not start up. The Halo logo appears, and the screen res changes, but then it goes right back to my dekstop and says "Halo Unexpectedly Quit."

I've tried a total reinstallation, and I've repaired all my file permissions. Still no dice.

Any suggestions?

Wow, makes me want to wait and not install QT 7.1.6 until we're sure what it does to Halo! (Or maybe the UB is unaffected.)

I don't know if it's "just you" or not, but it sounds like a problem playing the intro logo movies. Just for kicks, try launching Halo and then rapidly hitting the space bar like a man possessed, and see if doing that gets you through to the menu.

lancestraz
May 5, 2007, 09:55 PM
Wow, makes me want to wait and not install QT 7.1.6 until we're sure what it does to Halo! (Or maybe the UB is unaffected.)

I don't know if it's "just you" or not, but it sounds like a problem playing the intro logo movies. Just for kicks, try launching Halo and then rapidly hitting the space bar like a man possessed, and see if doing that gets you through to the menu.
Problem solved. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=3613984#post3613984)

nagromme
May 5, 2007, 10:08 PM
Ah, good. Sounds like a fluke. I'll go ahead with the new QT :)

tominated
May 6, 2007, 07:06 AM
I'll try host sometime on monday (aussie eastern standard time). I'll post a few hours before though

*HOA*Maxmus
May 6, 2007, 05:22 PM
Well, it's good to hear that there were more people playing and people had fun. Next time I'll try to be clear on the time as well.

Quick question (sorry if this is the wrong place to post), is it worth getting vista now before halo 2 comes out? I am still contemplating on installing a PC on my :apple:

tominated
May 6, 2007, 05:36 PM
i'm ghonna get the oem version of vista off the net so i can play halo 2 and a few other games

tominated
May 6, 2007, 07:31 PM
I'm gonna start hosting in 30 mins time from this post (11am Aus EST)

Name: MacRumors halo
Pass: arn
Game: CTF (maybe cycle)
Map: Longest (it's thee best on ctf with plasma weaps)

tominated
May 6, 2007, 07:50 PM
SCRATCH THAT! make it 12pm AEST

nagromme
May 6, 2007, 07:59 PM
Cool. Here's Queensland noon converted to other cities around the world:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=5&day=7&year=2007&hour=12&min=0&sec=0&p1=47

So...10pm EDT, 7pm PDT.... 4am in Frankfurt.

tominated
May 6, 2007, 08:51 PM
sorry, but i got move it forward another hour. it turns out that I had more homework than I thought.

nagromme
May 6, 2007, 08:52 PM
Well, post when it's up and see if anyone makes it :) No harm in trying!

tominated
May 6, 2007, 09:46 PM
ok, i'm starting it!.
remember:
Name: MacRumors halo
Pass: arn
Game: CTF (maybe cycle)
Map: Longest (it's thee best on ctf with plasma weaps)

tominated
May 6, 2007, 10:09 PM
Why Isn't Anybody Joining! Gar!

tominated
May 6, 2007, 10:14 PM
the ip is 10.37.129.2:2302

tominated
May 6, 2007, 10:21 PM
screw that. i was waiting for 20 minutes and nobody joined

budpam
May 7, 2007, 11:24 AM
tominated, sorry nobody joined-it was probably because of the time zone differences and the weekend. I didn't check the forums over the weekend at all. Try again sometime.

screw that. i was waiting for 20 minutes and nobody joined

nagromme
May 7, 2007, 01:39 PM
A few days advance notice is good--gives people more chance to see the note. But sometimes a quick spur of the moment game works out too.

lancestraz
May 8, 2007, 08:26 AM
Don't forget about todays game at 8:00pm EDT.
Name: MacRumors Halo Group
Pass: arn

lancestraz
May 8, 2007, 06:08 PM
Will anyone be able to come today?

twistedlegato
May 8, 2007, 06:41 PM
Ill come, for a little that is.

lancestraz
May 8, 2007, 06:58 PM
OK then. Server is up.

twistedlegato
May 8, 2007, 07:42 PM
Sorry man i cant find it.

Oh well i have homework to do anyway.

Sorry:o

budpam
May 8, 2007, 07:44 PM
Is it still up? I'm late and can't find it-7:45pm Central Time
OK then. Server is up.

lancestraz
May 8, 2007, 07:56 PM
Is it still up? I'm late and can't find it-7:45pm Central Time
No. It's closed now.

nagromme
May 8, 2007, 07:58 PM
Wish I could have made it :( Deadlines still unmet. I'm hard at work.

Kingsly
May 11, 2007, 01:36 PM
I think it would be better if someone could run a dedicated server (anyone here got more than one mac?) and we post the times and server info in a sticky at the top of the games forum... that means, of course, that an agreement would need to be entered with one of the mods. ;)

That way, everyone could find the server info without digging around through 200 pages of this thread and also we get more people (those who haven't even seen this thread but want to play halo).

nagromme
May 11, 2007, 02:18 PM
I tried to run a dedi, but AFAIK, Mac Halo lacks a dedi option.

Then I tried to run a server with a "dummy cannon fodder" player named "(Server)" but once the match ended it wouldn't restart a new match on its own, unless I missed some option.

So I don't know how to make a Mac run a Halo server without a human tending to it. Tips are welcomed :)

Meanwhile, I'll keep using my spare Mac to host Prey and UT 2004 24/7... starting up again in about a week. (The server is down until then.)

What I do with those is put a suggested time--and time zone--right in the server name. Such as: "MacClan.net SNIPER ARENA with bots - 8pm PDT"

The servers are up full time, but with a suggested time every day maybe a few more people find each other. Now, there's still a need for specific scheduled matches with a SET DATE that people can plan for. That's the only way to be sure of gathering a group.

lancestraz
May 11, 2007, 03:54 PM
Yeah. Next game is this Tuesday at 8:00pm EDT.

Kingsly
May 11, 2007, 05:34 PM
~snip~

Okay, so until further notice we can still do regular servers... either way I think there needs to be some kind if sticky or thread that warns everyone here with ample notice. Even if it's not a sticky if can just be a new thread that gets deleted after the game time.

Perhaps a mod can offer a good way to pull that off...

nagromme
May 11, 2007, 09:38 PM
Good ideas.

Maybe it could work like Dr. Q's Free iTunes thread: the first post gets edited to show the latest info. And the thread could be bumped each time a new game is posted, or else be a sticky.

lancestraz
May 11, 2007, 09:59 PM
Good ideas.

Maybe it could work like Dr. Q's Free iTunes thread: the first post gets edited to show the latest info. And the thread could be bumped each time a new game is posted, or else be a sticky.
Should we do that for this thread or start a new one?

SkyBell
May 11, 2007, 10:10 PM
I heard from someone that the only way to get a dedi server on Halo is to "rent" space on Bungie's servers.

I'm gonna be real busy from next to week to about the end of July, so I won't be playing much.

Kingsly
May 12, 2007, 02:27 AM
Should we do that for this thread or start a new one?

NOT this one. It needs to be, at most, one post long so it's easy to read and understand.

nagromme
May 13, 2007, 10:55 AM
Well, it could be a longer thread (the Free iTunes thread is full of comments) just so long as it STARTS with the good stuff in the first post.

*HOA*Maxmus
May 14, 2007, 01:48 AM
Yeah. Next game is this Tuesday at 8:00pm EDT.

:( Won't be able to make that time. Will be on later from 1 am to 3 am EDT (that's 10 p.m. to midnight PDT). I will be playing on one of the two FHOA dedicated servers (IP address is 208.167.249.12:2302 or 8.3.29.15:2302). Both are easy to find just click the server name on the menu, and then scroll all the way to the end. The servers should be one of the last ones. Dunno if these will show up for Demo versions (???).

Hope to see you guys (at least one MR member???) then. :cool:

applekid
May 14, 2007, 01:56 AM
Well, if somebody has a PC and a copy of the PC version, they could do a dedicated Halo server:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/pc/halo.aspx (binary at the bottom)

Just a thought.

I wouldn't mind fragging with some of you all after next week (so I won't play on Tuesday). I actually was playing it earlier today online. Ah, how I missed Halo...

I'll be done with school, and I suppose I could dedicate some time to Halo before I jump back into WoW for another two months :)

tominated
May 14, 2007, 05:52 AM
Well, if somebody has a PC and a copy of the PC version, they could do a dedicated Halo server:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/pc/halo.aspx (binary at the bottom)

Just a thought.

I wouldn't mind fragging with some of you all after next week (so I won't play on Tuesday). I actually was playing it earlier today online. Ah, how I missed Halo...

I'll be done with school, and I suppose I could dedicate some time to Halo before I jump back into WoW for another two months :)

My bro has a copy for our families computer (I get the imac to myself!) so I will try and organise a dedi game

jelloman
May 15, 2007, 06:37 AM
im in but i dont think i could connect to you guys im from taiwan...

jelloman
May 15, 2007, 07:03 AM
are u guys talking about universal halo or halo demo? cause im playing halo demo..:(

nagromme
May 15, 2007, 09:11 AM
We play the real Halo not the demo. (PPC or Universal doesn't matter--they are compatible.)

lancestraz
May 15, 2007, 09:22 AM
I started a new thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=304693) just for posting game times.

bassy6
May 15, 2007, 09:45 AM
Hi. Do you guys have Xblaze? I just installed it and then the pluggin for Adium but when I click it, it says Xblaze pluggin was successfully installed plz restart Adium in order to work. So I quit Adium and then opened it up again but I still don't see Xblaze so I can register or whateva. Need help. And I play Halo version 1.02. My name is {BTK}Bassy if any1 wants to know. Plz help.

nagromme
May 15, 2007, 10:32 AM
Thanks, Lance.

*HOA*Maxmus
May 15, 2007, 01:06 PM
Hi. Do you guys have Xblaze? I just installed it and then the pluggin for Adium but when I click it, it says Xblaze pluggin was successfully installed plz restart Adium in order to work. So I quit Adium and then opened it up again but I still don't see Xblaze so I can register or whateva. Need help. And I play Halo version 1.02. My name is {BTK}Bassy if any1 wants to know. Plz help.

Plz look at my post regarding xblaze (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=293106&page=6).

@ lancestraz, nice post regarding game date/time. Would you mind if I post the servers I'm usually in? They are dedicated servers open to the public. No problem if I can't.:apple:

lancestraz
May 15, 2007, 01:31 PM
Plz look at my post regarding xblaze (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=293106&page=6).

@ lancestraz, nice post regarding game date/time. Would you mind if I post the servers I'm usually in? They are dedicated servers open to the public. No problem if I can't.:apple:
Go for it.

tominated
May 15, 2007, 03:16 PM
Hi. Do you guys have Xblaze? I just installed it and then the pluggin for Adium but when I click it, it says Xblaze pluggin was successfully installed plz restart Adium in order to work. So I quit Adium and then opened it up again but I still don't see Xblaze so I can register or whateva. Need help. And I play Halo version 1.02. My name is {BTK}Bassy if any1 wants to know. Plz help.

you have to go into your accounts and add a new xblaze account and contacts. my xfire is tominated

lancestraz
May 15, 2007, 07:02 PM
Server is up (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=3641434&postcount=2).

budpam
May 15, 2007, 07:15 PM
What is the ip and port number-I can't find it?


Server is up (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=3641434&postcount=2).

applekid
May 15, 2007, 08:14 PM
Was fun. Wasn't my A-game though :(

patrick0brien
May 15, 2007, 08:14 PM
-lancestraz

Dude. You are way, way, way too good. It's scary. :)

lancestraz
May 15, 2007, 08:21 PM
Server is down.
We actually had a decent turnout.

What is the ip and port number-I can't find it?
I didn't see your post until it was to late. :(

Was fun. Wasn't my A-game though :(
What was you name on Halo?

-lancestraz

Dude. You are way, way, way too good. It's scary. :)
You know... This is starting to go to my head. :D

applekid
May 15, 2007, 09:08 PM
What was you name on Halo?

Oh yeah. I was iMacGod. I was making a killing over the weekend. Then I picked it up this afternoon and wasn't doing too hot (too many servers with rockets only or snipers only or no shields). Then came to this server, I did alright. :)

I guess we should make a rule to post IP's now. Searching through the list was kind of painful.

budpam
May 15, 2007, 09:15 PM
I found it. I was booted into Windows running the PC version of Halo, but could not find the server. Booted back into OSX and ran the UB of MAC Halo and found it easily. I always thought PC and MAC full versions could play together, but it would not show up in my server browser on the PC side, only on the Mac side.

Server is down.
We actually had a decent turnout.


I didn't see your post until it was to late. :(


What was you name on Halo?


You know... This is starting to go to my head. :D Remember, the host always has an advantage. There is no latency to deal with when you are on the host computer.

*HOA*Maxmus
May 16, 2007, 12:00 AM
-lancestraz

Dude. You are way, way, way too good. It's scary. :)


Wished I was there...:( And I would love to scrim against you Lancestraz. I'm not that good, but love a challenge. How many years have you been playing?

applekid
May 16, 2007, 12:27 AM
I found it. I was booted into Windows running the PC version of Halo, but could not find the server. Booted back into OSX and ran the UB of MAC Halo and found it easily. I always thought PC and MAC full versions could play together, but it would not show up in my server browser on the PC side, only on the Mac side.

Are both up to date and the Windows version isn't the CE version, right? They are indeed compatible (hence the 700-1000 servers you will find online) with each other, but like any other game, the version numbers must be the same. (Although the UB version says 2.0.x, they are still equivalent to whatever the most current version of Halo is on Windows).

Remember, the host always has an advantage. There is no latency to deal with when you are on the host computer.

Quite true. I do remember even LAN matches my friends had disputes about that. Hence anybody with a spare PC that wouldn't mind doing a dedicated host should set it up.

lancestraz
May 16, 2007, 06:32 AM
Remember, the host always has an advantage. There is no latency to deal with when you are on the host computer.
This is probable true. I hope you guys aren't lagging bad! :o

Wished I was there...:( And I would love to scrim against you Lancestraz. I'm not that good, but love a challenge. How many years have you been playing?
I think I've had Halo for two years now. I suck in single player though. I could barely beat the game on normal difficulty.
I liked playing online better anyway. There are a lot of wicked good people (and cheaters) online so you have to learn to survive.

nagromme
May 16, 2007, 08:06 AM
I experienced SOME lag when I last played Lance, but not much... mostly he's just that good :)

lancestraz
May 16, 2007, 09:10 AM
I experienced SOME lag when I last played Lance, but not much... mostly he's just that good :)
I have a pretty fast (http://www.speedtest.net/result/126904710.png) internet connection (verizon FiOS), and a pretty fast computer (2.33GHz C2D MBP with 2GB RAM) but I guess it's not fast enough when lots of people join.

Someone else can be server if they want. :)

nagromme
May 16, 2007, 10:26 AM
Nah--lag (which was minor) is not your server's fault. By strictest definition, "lag" doesn't mean a CPU slowdown, it means communications time over the 'net. So lag = high ping, and that's just a factor of your ISP plus the client's ISP.

People do use the term "lag" when complaining about just about any server issue though--including bandwidth being choked, packet loss, and CPU slowdowns--but I didn't notice anything like that.

budpam
May 17, 2007, 10:27 AM
Are both up to date and the Windows version isn't the CE version, right?

Yes, I think I do have the Windows CE version-that would probably explain it.:mad:

patrick0brien
May 17, 2007, 12:04 PM
-All

No lag on my end, Lance killed me in real time.

budpam
May 17, 2007, 02:22 PM
I'm not talking about lag, I'm talking about the advantage you have when you are playing on the computer that is hosting the game. If you have a ping of 100 when you are connecting to a server(host), this means it takes 100ms for each packet to leave your computer, reach the server(host), and return to your computer(you network gurus correct me if I'm wrong). Even though this does not translate into perceived lag or slowdown, it is a definite advantage for the host.

This is not to take away from Lance's skills, because he would probably still dominate, but it is always best to have a dedicated server(unless it is a LAN game) that is not on the same subnet of any of the players, so that there is at least some level of latency for everyone. :apple:


-All

No lag on my end, Lance killed me in real time.

tominated
May 17, 2007, 03:59 PM
I might do a game sometime this saturday. hopefully a dedi one too. All the same name and pass as usual. I will put up a time tonight.

nagromme
May 17, 2007, 04:57 PM
I don't care if it's lag, loss, a superior opponent, or killer wasps attacking me while I play... it's always better practice if I face a challenge :)

budpam
May 17, 2007, 07:42 PM
True Dat!

I don't care if it's lag, loss, a superior opponent, or killer wasps attacking me while I play... it's always better practice if I face a challenge :)

fblack
May 18, 2007, 06:46 PM
I'd like to throw my hat in if its ok. I haven't played halo in several months and would not mind getting back into it.:)

tominated
May 18, 2007, 08:23 PM
i'm starting a dedi server in 5 mins! it has the usual name and pass

EDIT: make that 10 minutes (i had to download the dedi files)

tominated
May 18, 2007, 08:47 PM
GAH i can't find my own server!!!

tominated
May 18, 2007, 09:06 PM
nope. didn't work (again...)

nagromme
May 18, 2007, 09:09 PM
Thanks for experimenting anyway.

If you get it working, post a time/timezone a few days in advance and I bet people will join the fun!

lancestraz
May 22, 2007, 12:51 PM
Don't forget about our game today (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=3645883&postcount=3). :D

nagromme
May 22, 2007, 12:53 PM
I won't be home then :( I'll join again one of these times.... or there's a slight chance I'll make it late if the game goes on long enough.

diehardmacfan
May 22, 2007, 04:16 PM
Don't forget about our game today (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=3645883&postcount=3). :D

I will be in that game :) :) :)

See you there

my halo name is "youbeenpunkd"

lancestraz
May 22, 2007, 06:58 PM
Server is up!
Name: MacRumors Halo Group
Password: arn

diehardmacfan
May 22, 2007, 07:15 PM
its not there

are you sure you created it on the internet and not on the lan

and are you on a mac?

Bobdude161
May 22, 2007, 07:50 PM
im going to go kill myself now....

fblack
May 22, 2007, 08:02 PM
good game guys, Lance is good with that pistol...:)

fblack
May 22, 2007, 08:10 PM
Thanks for hosting lance, the connection was pretty good. Maybe I'll try to host sometime so it isn't always on you to host. Cya next time.:cool:

lancestraz
May 22, 2007, 08:11 PM
Server is down.

That was pretty good. I sucked in the beginning. :p Last time I played was with you guys, last week.
Oh, you guys are getting way to good. No fair. :D

diehardmacfan
May 22, 2007, 08:16 PM
thats wierd i didnt see it

are u guys playing on mac or xbox

hopefully it will work next time

lancestraz
May 22, 2007, 08:17 PM
thats wierd i didnt see it

are u guys playing on mac or xbox

hopefully it will work next time
Mac. Some people seem to have trouble when connecting from PeeCees.

fblack
May 22, 2007, 08:19 PM
thats wierd i didnt see it

are u guys playing on mac or xbox

hopefully it will work next time

I had to refresh several times in order to find the server, but I was able to locate it. I think Lance was hosting on a MBP ? I was playing on my pc as my mac is sad right now...

fblack
May 22, 2007, 08:21 PM
I seemed to have gotten bounced out after rat race. I couldn't find the server and then it popped up for a sec with chill out but I think Lance then closed it down...

djstarrock
May 23, 2007, 02:28 PM
I just got this game so I would like to join
ps. how do you change your CD key

budpam
May 23, 2007, 03:13 PM
Re-install it and it will ask for the CD key during the install.

I just got this game so I would like to join
ps. how do you change your CD key

djstarrock
May 23, 2007, 03:26 PM
I did that twice but it doesn't ask me for the CD key.

applekid
May 23, 2007, 05:05 PM
I did that twice but it doesn't ask me for the CD key.

Gotta get rid of the old preference file.

----

Darn! I missed last night's game :(

I decided to not continue my WoW condition, so weekly Halo matches are very much feasible for me. Keep these Halo games coming.

fblack
May 29, 2007, 07:32 PM
Well dont know where you are hiding the server (LOL), but I could not find it tonight at all. Last week I could find it but not this week, weird...:confused: Oh, well maybe next week. Maybe there's a lot of internet traffic...