View Full Version : Halo not running great...

Apr 18, 2007, 02:42 PM
Hi guys,

I've got the universal binary of Halo from Macsoft, but it runs terribly on my 17" macbook pro - I can just about get it smooth on (I think) 640x480 resolution - appalling for my high spec machine with 256MB radeon card! Anybody had this problem?


Apr 18, 2007, 03:53 PM
did you buy it from the shops, then pay the $5 for an upgrade to the universal edition?

Apr 18, 2007, 03:57 PM
Launch Halo from the Finder and hold down the command key (or is it option? one of them) and a window should pop up. Take a screen shot and post it here.

Also, do you have a lot of apps running in the background?

Apr 18, 2007, 04:00 PM
Halo runs well on my Macbook! Wow, are you doing anything else while trying to play?

Apr 18, 2007, 04:14 PM
The Mac port of Halo, especially the UB, just has terrible performance. It's inexcusable given how old it is and the quality of the graphics.

Apr 18, 2007, 04:31 PM
How old is Halo now?

Apr 18, 2007, 05:16 PM
How old is Halo now?

As old as the Xbox, 5 years.

Given the PC and Mac versions were the same as the Xbox version, yeah its 5 years.

Say what you will but I think Halo is at best a mediocre FPS, during this gen (2000 to 2007 lets say) most FPSs I've played on my computer were more fun than Halo, heck I had more fun with TimeSplitters 2 than with Halo and that was for PS2.

It is really a shame considering how good Marathon was and how much references Halo makes to Marathon. Halo might be the spiritual succesor to Marathon but then you realized Marathon did everything better when it was released and even the story puts Halo to shame.

But enough about my Halo rant... to answer your question, Halo is a poorly coded game for the PC, let alone for the mac.

Apr 19, 2007, 04:00 AM
wow! I think I hit a nerve:-) looks like it's just a bad port. How sucky! I think Halo's great on the Xbox - Bungie seem to have at least carried on their brilliant narrative style - the best thing I felt about Marathon was the crazy far-reaching plots about massive AI computers and Halo seems to have all that:-) (except animated rather than read on little screens). Ho hum...

Andrew D.
Apr 19, 2007, 09:58 AM
Just grab yourself an Xbox 360 before Halo 3 releases at the end of 2007 and you should be fine. Haha.