mac os 10.5.3+ breaks halo for mac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Inspiratron, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006
    hello all,

    Halo for Mac hasn't worked on my system since around the 10.5.3 update, now on 10.5.4 and it still doesn't work... anyone else having problems? my problem is, whenever i try to start a game in campaign or multiplayer, it gets to the map loading screen, then freezes... holding command-option-escape eventually quits it, but i love this game and now it's gone :(

    experience from other Halo players on 10.5.3/4? thanks

    15" 2.2Ghz C2D Santa Rosa MacBook Pro
    2GB RAM
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    Well, I can confirm that the demo works fine.
  3. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Works fine for me--I just successfully played multiplayer in Halo (full version, Universal Binary--do you have that version?) on a Core 2 Duo iMac with nVidia 7600, running 10.5.4.

    Something got messed up with your particular installation, I'd say--or maybe you're running in Rosetta? I'd re-install or at least trash your game Preferences (keeping a backup just in case).

    Also--WOW this game looks better than I remembered! I must have done most of my Halo days on my older Mac.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
  5. macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    man, 10.5.4 is out already? Geez...

    Yeah Halo's workin' just fine here. You could try reinstalling it, I guess.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Runs beautifully. I paid $5.00 for the universal binary download. Did you do the same?
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2008
    Does it require a CD? :eek:

    'Cause I can't get a no-cd to work...
  8. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    The UB is the one that will perform well on Intel Macs. When you buy it, you burn a NEW CD--but be sure to check the details first: I think you need to insert your old CD as proof of purchase in order to perform the burn. After that, the newly-burned disc is all you need to play.

    They may just need your key code to burn the new disc, but if not--better dig up that old disc!
  9. macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
    Works fine here. No, the universal binary version doesn't require any confirmation other then the CD key upon download and set-up.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    Halo Not Working either

    I'm in the same boat running

    Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Mac OS X 10.5.4 (9E17)

    Running Halo Patch 2.0.2 the game does not load it goes black and than back to the desktop doesn't matter how low I turn the graphics down just doesn't work glad to hear I'm not the only one having this issue as I try to keep up with MAC's updates consistently.
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006
    yes, i'm on the Universal version... i've reinstalled twice to no avail :( maybe next time i do a fresh install of leopard, or when snow leopard comes out
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
  13. macrumors 68020


    Aug 12, 2003
    At home
    Halo works for me under 10.5.4 - I wish several other games I own and loved played too like AvP 2.

    Have you tried the usual clearing of cron scripts and repairing permissions etc ?
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    Mac Leopard 10.5.4

    I have 10.5.4 but halo still is not working. What exactly did you mean by this......Have you tried the usual clearing of cron scripts and repairing permissions etc ? I'm kind of new to the mac world any help is greatly appreciated.

  15. macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boulder, CO
    Yeah, I'm seeing the same thing. It'll work for around 5 minutes, and then the mouse can't move side to side. A quit is the only fix.

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