Halo for Mac

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by arn, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. arn
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    arn

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    Bungie announced that Halo will be coming to the Mac:

    Halo will ship next summer courtesy of Gearbox (who are handling the PC version) and Westlake Interactive (who are developing the Mac version). Destineer, the Mac game publisher founded by ex-Bungie guy Peter Tamte, will publish the Mac version under their
     
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    irmongoose

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    At last! Halo! YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

    (no I don't have anything else to say. I'm happy. So what?)




    irmongoose
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    in 2003...

    And in 2003, the question will change to "Who cares about Halo?"

    This game looked great when I played a beta at Macworld 2000, but it is old hat now. In another year, no one will even care.
     
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    Re: in 2003...

    And who do we have to thank for that????? :rolleyes:
     
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    chewbaccapits

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    HALO shmalo......

    I agree. Who would care? Played it and beat it on X-Box...But is it or will it be a different version than the X console?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Halo for Mac... Cooooool... NOT!!!

    Halo was a nice idea when it was first conceived. Cool graphics and what seemed to be nice gameplay and story.

    Well, now eons have passed (in computer terminology) since that day and lots and lots of games with cooler graphics and gameplay have been released. Who needs Halo anymore... it's old and using yesterday's technology.

    :D :D Maybe Bungie/Microsoft should have a subsidiary called MuseumWare :D :D
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    looks like M$ needs to bring in some more money on it's bungie accuisition -
    with xbox sales being non-profitable and slow sales...

    :p
     
  8. macrumors member

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    halo on mac

    I just want to make a couple statements:

    1. Keep it, it's damaged goods
    2. Don't want no sloppy seconds
    3. Bungie sold their soul, now they want it back
    4. Halo didn't live up to the hype, so I'm glad it didn't come out on the mac first.

    No, I wasn't the least bit bitter about Halo...:p

    It will probably only run on os9... haha
     
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    peterjhill

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    It will be worth the wait!

    I disagree with people calling Halo a has-been game. The graphics are better than anything currently out there. The game physics is the best available (do a search for "Halo warthog physics" and watch the quicktime movie, and you will agree.

    The PC/Mac version will have an advantage over the console game in that it will almost certainally contain a map editor, and if it does not, someone will hack one together. Internet play will be easer, though I hope that it will support at least two players on one computer.

    What Microsoft needs to do (IMHO) is make a USB version of the XBOX controller. Naysay all you want, but it is better than everything else I have looked at.

    Right on Bungie! BTW, if you liked Marathon and have a copy of 2 or ?(Infinity), go to source.bungie.org and check out Aleph one. It is port of Marathon to about every platform imaginable.
     
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    Re: It will be worth the wait!

    It may be the best controller out there, but it does not come _near_ the effectiveness of a 3-button mouse / keyboard combo. No controller has been made that beats this combination in FPS's.


    blakespot
     
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    Re: It will be worth the wait!


    disagree all you like, but the fact is the game will be/is old hat by the time it ships. map editor? who will really care? Physics engine? ooh great - but ut 2003 (due out imminently mind - not next summer...) contains THE physics engine...expect patches to utilise more of its features. I really couldnt be more underwhelmed by this announcement - after all the hype apple and bungie gave this game, its purchase by M$ and subsequent restriction to its console left a bitter taste...

    Personally, I'd like to see swifter porting of CURRENT games (doom 3 and u /ut2003 as examples) - I fail to see why apple dont give stronger encourgement/help to the bigger games producers to simultaneously ship games. ( a cynic may say that they dont because games are one of the few environments where hardware deficiences really show...)
     
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    I like Halo, but it's true that by the time it is released it will be outdated. That won't stop me from getting it of course - partially on account that I'm selling my Xbox. (not to start a console war here, but MAN, what a lack of decent games...)

    I'm SO excited about UT2k3 though!!

    -- J
     
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    I may consider purchasing it, just because it contains some old Marathon legacy stuff, but other than that.....

    I am looking forward to Unreal Tournament 2003 though, and Deux Ex 2. (If they ever get ported. :rolleyes: )
     
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    HALO was such an enormous "ho-hum", I couldn't believe it. It was like "blah", nobody gave a damn after MS bought Bungie.

    Doom3 on Mac is what I'm looking forward to next. We need Apple to buy Id. That would really shtick-it to MS. :D

    Hey, it's possible. Afterall, iTools is becoming '.Mac'.
    :p
     
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    So is Doom 3 gonna make the cut this year?

    My buying a new Mac depends a lot on when Doom 3 and UT 2003 is coming out.
     
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    there are no good new games out for mac right now...
     
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    beatle888

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    Re: Halo for Mac... Cooooool... NOT!!!

    yea and we can run it on Apples MuseumHardWare.
     
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    What I can't figure out is what did they do to it that it still needs further development? From what I recall of interviews and whatnot before the xbox was even out was that it was this close >< to being done. The Mac version was essentially done and the PC was close. Apparently they must have butchered it up for the xbox. <sigh>

    I would have to agree that it'll be ho-hum for the most part. The warez folks will probably grab it but sales will likely be minimal unless they add some things in like a map editor and such to make it appealing. The thing that will kill it is if they don't allow typical online play but only allow multiplayer through MS's own service.
     
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    beatle888

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    wow

    why are you guys knocking the graphics?
    I just checked out the "Halo warthog physics".
    it was great. I havent seen a game come
    close to that. Anyway, see you later.
     
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    Macmaniac

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    I have to correct you, Warcraft 3 is out for the mac and it is very new!!! And it kicks a$$!!!!
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    yea i wanna check that game out, if u send me that ill send you black and white...
     
  23. macrumors member

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    If you purchased anything from the bungie store recently you would know why. On the Halo DVD that comes with every purchas they talk about how after microsh*t bought them and told them put it on the Xbox, it gave them time to add many new features and do other things with the game that they couldn't have done otherwise.

    I agree though, as soon as i read next summer my heart hit low. I love bungie and have supported them for along time. seeing Halo for mac be killed (and coming out in a year is almost as good as killed) truly felt sick.
    I just hope Bungie can pull a Harley Davison and purchase themselves back from microsh*t after they drop them along with the Xbox.

    Besides, why in the world are they having outside company's port it. It would be faster and probably come out better if they did it in house. I'm sorry, Westlake is good but no one knows the software better than the people who wrote it.
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info.

    As far as who ports it well that sounds like a MS move most definitely. Even with their mega-billions they still keep certain things pretty tight on costs and they're probably trying to keep as much xbox related stuff tight as they can. Sony and consumers are giving them a tougher time than I think they expected.
     
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    Please do not turn Macrumors into a lame h4ck3r site. If you are going to engage in software piracy, please don't do it in front of me, no offense.
     

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