Halo Demo Problem

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by eliteneo, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hey
    I just bought the New Macbook 2.4 GHZ
    and when i went to play the halo demo the radar is just white... it only happens when i play.... is the new computer at fault or?
    and where can i buy the full game of halo 1 ? cause the apple doesn't carry it
    and where in general can i buy apple games besides the apple store?
    so it was the same problem that this person had
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=365128
    but i didn't see a fix?
     
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    Mackilroy

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    The demo is PPC only, but as for Halo 1 itself it is no longer sold as new. You might be able to find a used copy, or a surplus one somewhere.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Halo on Macintosh

    I need to know if Halo can be downloaded, played, whatever on a mac without the requirement of buying a disk. I also need to know if this is possible, what application i need to open it with.
     
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    Mackilroy

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    Illegally, sure, but good luck playing online if you take that route. You can play Halo without a disk, but you have to install Halo via the disk first. The download is available here. To the OP: looks like there are three copies available here at Amazon, but they're not cheap.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    so there is no fix for the problem? and i take it the computer is at fault then?
    anyone know a store that sells mac games?
     
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    Mackilroy

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    There is no fix for the problem, and it's really the fault of neither system nor software, just the fact that the demo has not been made a Universal Binary. If you see that Amazon link there are some copies available, but they're quite expensive.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    You can only buy it used!

    Microsoft yanked the licensing for the game, so it can no longer be sold new.

    Once you get a used copy, you can buy the Universal Binary so it will work on a Intel Mac.

    http://www.macgamestore.com/detail.php?ProductID=616

    It is very pricey used. I sold mine for $75 on Ebay, good luck.

    Also, they updated the PC version a little while back, but not the Mac, so i hear the servers are pretty desolate for online play.
     
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    Mackilroy

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    I wouldn't know about that, I logged on a couple days ago and saw well over a hundred servers.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    MacSoft released an update for Halo to put it back in sync with the PC code four days after the PC version was updated.

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

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