Halo 1 & 2 on 360: 720p!

Discussion in 'Games' started by kuyu, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. kuyu macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    Bungie announced the other day the Halo 1 and 2 will not only work on the 360, but will run in widescreen at 720p with FSAA. Amazing.


    Halo 2

    Halo 2 on 360


    This makes me wonder if more xbox games will run in high-def. Wouldn't that be sweet.
  2. davidcb13 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2005
    Your comparing something at 6x magnification to something at 3x magnification.. Or am I missing something
  3. sethypoo macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    I think he's just trying to show how much higher resolution 720p is.
  4. davidcb13 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2005
    Yea we'll if hes trying to compare I think heshould have screenshots at the same magnification
  5. kuyu thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    If you'll note, they are the same size. I didn't take these screenshots. They came off the bungie site. If you've played a PS2/xbox game on a high-def TV, you'll know what a big deal this is.
  6. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    Well, this is nothing to complain about, for sure, but it's not like it's an amazing miracle.

    My N64 emulator on my PC will run vector-based N64 games (almost all of them) in 1600x1200 and 32-bit color with no problem. With FSAA. Of course the textures, where there are actual bitmap textures, are pitiful and sad, especially things like type on signs, which is almost always bitmap in N64 games...
  7. srobert macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    Looks like the game on XBox 360 is anti-aliased. Nice.

    One thing I'd like to see improved on the 360 is loading time of textures. Parts of the characters/textures appeared late on screen in the cut scenes.
  8. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    right, now, with all that increase in graphics can they make Halo 2 a better game? Halo 1 in 720 will be nice. but I have my PC running that in uber-high resolutions already.

    To me the screenshots look similar, but the one on the right (in the top image) is just blurry.
  9. TheGimp macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    anywhere, usa
    This for me is exciting news. As a former xbox owner and summer 2005 Halo 2 junkie who sold my xbox out of frustration for having to play it either on my 7" Madcatz LCD or my girlfriends HD Sony Wega, and not being able to enjoy it on my 23" Aluminum Apple Display, I have since looked forward to a kind of "Halo 2.5" that would offer 720p (not 1080i, interlacing gives me seizures).

    Halo, with its convincing physics engine and rich multiplayer, is enjoyable on so many levels (as long as you don't mind losing) and accomodates such a wide range of talent that it almost makes one forget about about next generation games. To quote a young fanatic who had signed up for xbox live the same week I had, and advanced in skill at a similar rate during our many Halo 2 team matches, "Halo is Halo, and an xbox is an xbox. I don't need no 360"

    As simple minded as it sounded at a time when the accelerating influx of 360 media was causing convulsions of ecstatic anticipation in the online gaming scene, his statement pointed to what a remarkable and timeless classic Halo 2 is. Allthough it generally looks good enough, now that the jaggies will (hopefully) be smoothed out a bit and the image sharpened so as to augment aesthetics and gameplay factors such as visual acuity (beware of snipers!), it's safe to say the Halo 2 may avoid being totally eclipsed by Halo 3 and survive into the the next decade; this being all the more likely given that sequels often tend to fall short in at least one area as a result of fixing something that isn't broken or introducing a powerful weapon or vehicle that upsets competitive balance.
    One may still not enjoy getting sweep sniped by level 5 twelve-year olds who claim they've been playing Halo for one month but are in fact level 40 under a different alias, but what quiet nerd with a megalomaniacal alter ego can resist a few rounds of team swords at Battle Creek or Lockout on a Saturday night?
  10. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    heh, you haven't tried HL2: Deathmatch on either Bellas Room or G_Town on a Saturday night ;)
  11. TheGimp macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    anywhere, usa
    Nope. I never as much as set eyes on a computer running HL 2, let alone played it myself. Equipped with a sturdy prophylaxis, I would readily lower my standards on a Saturday night in exchange for one night with HL2.

    Influenced by general word of hand on the net, as well as by the opinion of a dear friend, an unadulterated HL 2 was at the top of my 360 wish list. The announcement of a streamlined version for the xbox, and not the 360, kind of squished my hope of being able to have a PC-free HL2 experience in the near future. Please don't remind me about this game unless it is accompanied by good news addressing the above. (sniff)
  12. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2003
    These screenshots are exciting, but I'd really love to see a side-by-side video of the two in full-res. Either way, we should be really happy that a ton of these games are going to work on the 360 :)

    Now show me a screen for Halo 2 & I'll get excited.
  13. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    The scale on both pictures is the same, so the comparison is apt. Duh.
  14. MacNoobie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2005
    How many people here are going to have a 360 + VGA adapter hooked into what ever sized ACD you may own?

    I have a nice 48" Mitsubishi HDTV but sadly no 720p only 1080i and I really dislike interlaced resolutions so I want to try VGA from the 360 into my 30" ACD and see how well it works.
  15. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    in case anyone wants to know here are the games that will be backwards conpatible on day one

    • Airforce Delta Storm
    • Alias
    • Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction
    • All Star Baseball 2003
    • Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
    • Army Men: Sarge's War
    • Atari Anthology
    • ATV Quad Power Racing 2
    • Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance II
    • Barbarian
    • Barbie Horse Adventure
    • Batman Begins
    • Battle Engine Aquila
    • Battlestar Galactica
    • Blinx 2
    • BMX XXX
    • Brute Force
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Chaos Bleeds
    • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts
    • Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures 06
    • Cabela's Deer Hunt 2005
    • Cabela's Deer Hunt: 2004 Season
    • Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
    • Call of Duty: Finest Hour
    • Casino
    • Catwoman
    • Chicago Enforcer
    • Circus Maximus
    • Close Combat: First to Fight
    • Colin McRae 4
    • Combat Elite
    • Commandos 2
    • Conflict: Desert Storm
    • Constantine
    • Crash Bandicoot: Twinsanity
    • Crash Nitro Kart
    • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
    • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    • Curse – The Eye of Isis
    • Dark Angel
    • Darkwatch
    • Deathrow
    • Digimon Rumble Arena
    • Dinotopia
    • Dead or Alive 3
    • Drake
    • Egg Mania
    • ESPN MLS Extra Time 2002
    • Euro 2004
    • F1 Championship Season 2001
    • Fable
    • Fable: The Lost Chapters
    • Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin' da Rules
    • FIFA 2003
    • FIFA 2004
    • FIFA Street 2005
    • FIFA World Cup 2002
    • Fight Night 2004
    • Fight Night Round 2
    • Ford Mustang Racing
    • Ford vs. Chevy
    • Forza Motorsport
    • Freedom Fighters
    • Frogger
    • Futurama
    • Fuzion Frenzy
    • Genma Onimusha
    • Goblin Commander
    • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
    • Grand Theft Auto III
    • Grand Theft Auto Vice City
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    • Gravity Games Bike: Street. Vert. Dirt.
    • Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder
    • Half-Life 2
    • Halo
    • Halo 2
    • Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
    • Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone
    • He-Man: Defender of Grayskull
    • Hitman: Contracts
    • House of the Dead 3
    • IHRA Drag Racing 2005 Sportsman Edition
    • IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005
    • Jade Empire
    • James Bond 007: Nightfire
    • Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
    • Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death
    • Jurassic Park Operation Genesis
    • Kabuki Warrior
    • Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer
    • Kids Next Door: Operation VIDEOGAME
    • kill.switch
    • Legends of Wrestling
    • Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events
    • Loons Fight for Fame
    • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    • Manhunt
    • Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2
    • Max Payne
    • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    • Medal of Honor 3 Rising Sun
    • Medal of Honor Frontline
    • Medal of Honor: European Assault
    • Mega Man
    • Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
    • MicroMachines Odyssey
    • Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
    • Monster Garage
    • Mortal Kombat: Deception
    • MTV Music Generator 3
    • Murakumo
    • MX World Tour - featuring Jamie Little
    • Namco Museum X Next Generation
    • NBA Live 2003
    • NBA Live 2004
    • Need For Speed: Underground 2
    • NFL Blitz 2002
    • NFL Blitz 20-03
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    • NHL 2004
    • NHL Hitz 20-03
    • Ninja Gaiden
    • Ninja Gaiden Black
    • Outlaw Golf 2
    • Outlaw Volleyball
    • Pariah
    • Phantom Crash
    • Pinball Hall of Fame
    • Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
    • Predator
    • Prince of Persia 4: The Sands of Time
    • Pro Evolution Soccer 5
    • Pro Race Driver
    • PUMP IT UP
    • Pure Pinball
    • Puyo Puyo Fever
    • Quantum Redshift
    • Rayman Arena
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    • Red Dead Revolver
    • Red Faction II
    • RedCard 20-03
    • Robotech: Battle Cry
    • Rocky: Legends
    • Rogue Ops
    • Rugby 2005
    • Samurai Jack
    • Samurai Warriors
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    • Scrapland
    • SeaWorld: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures
    • Sega GT 2002
    • Shadow the Hedgehog
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    • Sid Meier's Pirates!
    • Simpson's Road Rage
    • Simpsons: Hit and Run
    • Sneakers
    • Sniper Elite: Berlin 1945
    • Soccer Slam
    • Sonic Heroes
    • Sonic Mega Collection
    • Speed Kings
    • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
    • Splat Renegade Paintball
    • SpongeBob Square Pants:Battle for Bikini Bottom
    • Spy Hunter 2
    • Spyro: A Hero's Tail
    • SSX 3
    • Stake
    • Star Trek: Shattered Universe
    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars
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    • Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic
    • Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic 2
    • Street Racing Syndicate
    • Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse
    • Super Bubble Pop
    • Super Monkey Ball DX
    • SX Superstar
    • Tecmo Classic Arcade
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • Terminator : Dawn of Fate
    • Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
    • Tetris Worlds
    • The Great Escape
    • The Incredible Hulk
    • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
    • The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
    • The Thing
    • Thief: Deadly Shadows
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3
    • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
    • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
    • Tony Hawk's Underground 2
    • Tork
    • Toxic Grind
    • Ty The Tasmanian Tiger
    • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2
    • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3
    • Urban Freestyle Soccer
    • Vexx
    • Volvo: Drive for Life
    • World Series Baseball 2K
    • Worms 4: Mayhem
    • Worms Forts Under Siege
    • WWE Raw 2
    • XIII
    • Yourself!Fitness

  16. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    I see no Doom 3.


    Thats sad, but I guess it'll be a while since its such an Nvidia heavy game. :/

    *drools over the Halo 720p version*

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