MacSoft releases Halo Universal Binary

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Games
    Link: MacSoft releases Halo Universal Binary
    Description:: The update is free to anyone who purchased the PPC version of Halo AFTER January 1st, 2006 (approximately when the new Intel Macs were announced), and was smart enough to hold on to their dated sales receipt. If you purchased Halo before the first of the year, or lost your receipt, MacSoft will still ship you a new disc for free, but there will be a $9.99 shipping charge. Those wishing to download the update in lieu of receiving a physical disc may download the update from the MacGameStore. There is a $5.00 downloading charge for owners of the original game.

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  2. macrumors 68040


    Not cool.
    I have to pay for the same game all over again? Why dont they just ask for the serial # and let me download it for free?
  3. macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2006
    Santa Barbara
  4. macrumors 68040


    good, im not the only one.
  5. macrumors regular


    May 1, 2006
    Republic of Texas
    Are they going to release the UB version for retail?
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2005
    Well, Apple charges 50$ for the trasition fee, and they're the one responsible for the whole architecture change in the first place, so this price is quite fair.

    Besides, making a UB costs money. you need developers, and lots of QA.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    Benchmarks for MacBooks please.

    (support for MacBooks?)
  8. macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I saw a boxed copy of Halo with the Universal logo a few days ago at CompUSA (before this announcement), so it is in fact shipping.
  9. macrumors 68040


    The difference is that the pro aps wouldn't run under rosetta. Halo runs fine (actually really great) under rosetta. Not worth the money IMHO. Ill stick to my PPC version, thank you.
  10. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    It appears that it's a free update, and they're just charging for distribution. It costs money to make and send CDs, and bandwidth isn't free either. Having said that, technologies like BitTorrent exist to lessen the load on servers, and I would've preferred to see it done that way.

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