Does anyone still play Halo on the Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by volcomjerk, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. volcomjerk macrumors newbie

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    I just saw this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcQ7RkyBoBc

    and it made me want to play Halo on my mac even though I'm so use to 3 on my 360 Halo is still very much the same game it would be cool to have it on the go on my MacBook Pro.

    Does anyone know if people still play this on the mac and run servers? If so I'm definitely gonna run down to the Apple store tomorrow and pick up a copy.
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Good luck finding a copy. I'll still play it from time to time. Hit me up with a message and I'll play with ya.
     
  3. muldul macrumors 6502

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    I would play it, but i can't find a copy anywhere, so i just play the demo and the 360 version
     
  4. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    I just pull my copy of Halo out yesterday and installed everything. I just really felt like playing through the campaign.
     
  5. Slats66 macrumors newbie

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    Just Played Halo Yesterday

    There was a new Halo update released very recently that allows you to play Halo without the CD in the drive anymore. After downloading, I ended up playing for 3 hours. Haven't done that in a while.
     
  6. volcomjerk thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Standard macrumors regular

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    I was thinking of purchasing the game, but I have TF2, Bioschock, CoD4, Crysis all to enjoy on my new MP (when it arrives GRRRRRRR).

    An online MAC shooter would be fun though :(
     
  8. volcomjerk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would normally just enjoy it on the PC side but I just removed boot camp to free up space and I just want to stay Mac 100% of the time. I only used Windows to play games. Perhaps one day Parallels gets good enough to run almost as well as native Windows for games.
     
  9. palebluedot macrumors 6502a

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    You could check Usenet to get the files itself, but you'd need to find a legit CD key. Its a shame you cant legally buy the game for a reasonable price anymore.
     
  10. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Its more of ashame that the game isn't being produced for the Mac anymore.
     
  11. nagromme macrumors G5

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    I still play sometimes--though it has been a while at the moment--and thanks to this new patch, I can even play on my Air with no optical drive! (And it runs pretty well, too.)
     
  12. DarthTreydor macrumors 6502

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    I've been playing a pirated copy it's abandonware in my book since it's not produced anymore, so I don't feel bad.

    It's still a lot of fun.
     
  13. palebluedot macrumors 6502a

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    Can you play online with your copy?
     
  14. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    I found my copy of it at a garage sale in Seattle...

    I paid a whole $.99

    That's called luck.
     
  15. volcomjerk thread starter macrumors newbie

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  16. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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    With older versions we could (but no servers are open now because both windows and mac are updated).

    With the new 2.0.3 there is a serial for singleplayer but not multiplayer, HOWEVER multiplayer on gameranger does work.
     
  17. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Installed today, updated.

    The only noticeable glitch is there are sometimes black lines, like a box, around guns. Its probably because I have shaders or something turned on. Ill play with my settings
     
  18. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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    For me thats always happened on the universal version.
     
  19. Standard macrumors regular

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    Anyone have any news if EA is going to develop more games for OS X or were those 6 it?
     
  20. thurman munson macrumors newbie

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    still a great online game --my boy loves it --very fun to watch -- lots of variety and works flawlessly
     
  21. Atlasland macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, what is going on with this?

    Last month, I could play on about 100 servers. But today I tried to play online, there were literally only 2 servers open to me.

    I heard something about a software update.

    Is this a permanent thing? All my favourite servers (BBT MODS baby!) don't seem available to me anymore.
     
  22. bulareo macrumors newbie

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    I have Halo but thing cannot run on my Mac ( snow leopard) Does anyone know how to launch or play halo on mac
     
  23. ascii42 macrumors member

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    You need the universal binary patch. I believe it is $5.
     
  24. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    You can thank Microsoft for that. Bungie used to design games for our platform exclusively, and eventually started PC-porting games.

    Then Microsoft bought them out, and switched all of their development over to the XBox. We were lucky to have a port of Halo, years late from the original release.

    Most of their Mac releases can be found on Steam now. I've been playing Team Fortress, which I snagged over it's free to download weekend (sort of like the App store does), and Left 4 Dead 2 lately.
     
  25. davedee65 macrumors regular

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    Outstanding game! I've just started playing through the campaign again on my iMac, thought it best to give it another run through now before Lion as I'm assuming that it won't run on the new OS :(

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