Has GameSpy finally dropped Mac support on Halo CE?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by splatharri, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Up until about 4 weeks ago Halo CE Game Lobby would return about 600 servers and around 1200 players. Now I'm lucky if I can find 50 servers with more than 20 players.

    Can I only play Mac-to-Mac now and forevermore?

    Cheers

    S.
     
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    Mackilroy

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    You have the most recent update, right? I saw around a hundred servers when I logged in a couple minutes ago.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Version 1.5.2

    Played today (well tried to) - got 50 servers and 9 players :(
     
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    pianoplayer1

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    The newest version is 2.0.3 for the UNIVERSAL binary, so for now the nonuniversal will have hardly any players because all the other people are on new versions.
     
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    Mackilroy

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    I'm also running 2.0.3. There's your answer. Sorry man.
     
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    If you want the Universal Binary version, email me @ tman444z@gmail.com and ill tell u how to get it. But as earlier posters said, barely anybody plays 1.5.2 any more-they all switched to the Universal Binary version. Btw wat kind of comp do u have?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanx Guys,

    OK so I found an updater to 2.0.3 from macgamefiles.com - can I update straight from 1.5.2?

    G5 Dual / 1.5GB RAM
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry - I'm catching up slowly here... I now understand that Mac Halo UB is a completely separate full version of the game and the upgrades we are talking about are for this.

    How recent is Halo UB and is it a free upgrade?

    I take it that the PC version had an patch recently - which is why I can't now see any PC servers in Halo's game lobby, but how come I could see all those servers when I was still on version 1.5.2?

    The main question is: will I still be able to see all the servers with Mac Halo UB? or am I more confused than ever? :)

    S.
     
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    SHADO

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    1. Halo UB is like $5 for a download from macgamefiles. It is NOT an upgrade, but rather a very discounted version of Halo UB. You just hafta enter ur CD Key and they will give it to u for $5.
    2. Yes with the most recent patch for UB (2.0.3) u will be able to see the PC servers and play on them.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanx for all your advice!!!

    Am d/loading Halo (UB) as I type!!! :)
     
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    SUCCESS!!!

    All working - can see upward of 600 servers and 1200 players!!!

    The performance with higher level graphics than 1.5.2 is awesome - it works really well.

    Thanks again for all your advice guys.

    S. :)
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Few Servers on 2.0.3

    I have the Universal Binary version 2.0.3 and there are hardly any active servers in the Internet Lobby. At most there are maybe 10-20 players at a given time. This started happening about two weeks ago.

    I've actually been using GAME-MONITOR.com to find servers and entering the IP addresses manually! I can connect and play just fine.

    Anybody else experiencing the same issue?
     
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    Mackilroy

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    As long as your CD key is legitimate you shouldn't be having any issues. Have you tried reinstalling the game or connecting through a different network?
     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For some reason there seems to be a number of replies missing from this thread that were here yesterday, including a some of mine.

    Can a moderator shed some light please?
     
  15. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanx to Nermal for his explanation - much appreciated

    S.
     
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    Mackilroy

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    bobbles was using a pirated copy of Halo, so I imagine that's why the mods deleted his posts in here.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Legit Copy

    My copy of Halo is legit.

    My network hasn't changed. I'm still connecting from the same WAN IP as I always have.

    Nobody else has had this happen to them with UB 2.0.3?
     

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