halo confusion

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  1. evan g macrumors regular

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    I have a Halo:Combat Evolved demo on my computer and have enjoyed it very much, but I was wondering. Can people who have the full version of Halo play with people who only have the demo on Blood Gulch? And if so can PC's play with macs on the demo/full version together?
     
  2. tennismanclay macrumors regular

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    no. If you buy halo 1 who will see there are many more games to join.

    Pc's play with pc people, mac people play with mac people. Im pretty sure.
     
  3. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Au contraire my friend, Halo MP is cross-platform.
     
  4. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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    But my friends and I have halo demo, and we couldn't find the games that one set up(my friends have pc's). Do we have to have the full version?
     
  7. Kalafut macrumors regular

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    does halo 1 run and mac osx or are you guys running boot-camp/parallels/crossover. and btw halo 1 is like 20 bucks now so i mean save a little money and buy the full version.


    and have you guys heard anything on the whole macintosh game console, and what will it be called igame, iconsole.
     
  8. tennismanclay macrumors regular

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    interesting. i just thought that because i could never see my friends server when i was playing on the mac and he was on the windows, but when i switched to windows i could see his game. hmm
     
  9. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    The Halo Demo is Mac - Mac.

    Halo retail works PC - Mac
     
  10. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah thats what i thought.

    the fact is, i do have 20 bucks for halo, the problem is, that the local apple store where i am isn't super big, so it doesn't have it, mostly used games. apple.com doesn't have any, neither does amazon, i'll have to check ebay. its like they are disappearing off the face of the earth. too bad theres no digital download.
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

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    There are a few copies on ebay. Although the mac version might fetch more than $20...
     
  12. Kalafut macrumors regular

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    i didn't think that there was a mac version for halo, because of monopolistic pigs at Microsoft, who buy out everything and make it exclusive to windows. although there are some programs like crossover, parallels, and if you have leopard theres boot camp. crossover is the cheapest way to go, but boot camp will run windows natively.
     
  13. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I run Halo both as UB through Leopard and under Boot Camp for the PC version. Crossover is nice, but it really doesn't do well with most games. You'd be better off Boot Camping it if you want to play under Windows.

    Also, Halo for Mac is no longer so, AFAIK.
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Part of that is true.

    Halo was made for Mac
    http://www.apple.com/games/articles/2003/11/halo/

    Except MS cut off the licensing deal awhile ago so it's currently hard to find / expensive.
     
  15. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Macsoft's license to publish a Halo port for Mac expired in mid-2007; that's why it's no longer at the Apple Store (or anywhere else retail), and used versions will run you $50 and up on eBay.
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Anyone know if the mac version can use serial from the PC version?
     
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  18. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, what we should do is talk to Bungie now since they aren't working with Microsoft anymore (thank god). We could really get something cool going, and it would start off as something for Macs only.

    As for the whole Boot Camp thing, I've used Boot Camp before, on a friends computer, and I think it would be a lot easier to get Parallels, where you can just play through a little window (unless of course if Boot Camp can do that please let me know).
     
  19. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    It might be easier so far as running Windows goes, but good luck running anything that requires a graphics card. You're better off using Boot Camp to play video games, by a long shot.
     
  20. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok. I just thinks its a hassle rebooting and rebooting over and over again.
     
  21. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Yes it is a hassle, but the performance difference between Boot Camp and Parallels is huge. Boot Camp is native, parallels is virtualization.

    boot camp is the way to go
     
  22. (KHC) Shadow macrumors newbie

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    hey i need some major help here. I introduced my friends to halo demo alittle ago and they all have windows computers. I want to play with them but i cant because: firstly, the boot camp on my computer (macbook tiger) cant connect to my airport extreme(ill hopefully solve that today by reinstalling windows), and now the more important thing is that halo demo needs the directx 3D acceleration thing which my macbook doesnt have. plus the graphics card on my computer is BUILT IN which is totally annoying so now i cant even get a new graphics card to fix it. hellp meee:confused: i dont know what to do
     
  23. nagromme macrumors G5

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    I fear your best bet is to get the REAL version of Halo. Easy for your friends--not so easy for you since it's out of print. Good luck on eBay.

    Make sure you buy the Universal version of Mac Halo, or else you will have to upgrade it via a $5 download.

    I don't know if there's a Universal demo for Halo--I think probably not. So it would be hard for you to judge how Halo performs on your machine. (Non-Universal games are not Intel-ready and may run slow.) Halo might be OK on your machine, but I'd ask around before overpaying on eBay.

    Or get UT2004 instead :) (Mac demo is that is NOT Universal, but the real game can run OK at low detail on X3100 graphics.)
     
  24. (KHC) Shadow macrumors newbie

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    hmm ya i actualy figured that out last night and said hey well thats a lot easier than all this graphics card confusion stuff but my friends cant buy it cause their parents wont let them :-(
     
  25. chapinbk macrumors member

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    macsoft halo universal 2.02 bug report -- pls forward

    Hello Halo fans,

    Macsoft Halo Universal 2.02 (for OS X) gamepad support seems to have been broken by the latest OS X upgrade (10.5, Leopard). While the program DOES recognize my controller (the Logitech Rumblepad II), and allows calibration in the startup configuration application, as well as adding the Rumblepad to my profile within the game, the controller is entirely unresponsive while Halo is running. My gamepad works fine for many other applications. Halo for Mac remains an excellent application that runs quite flawlessly on the newest Mac software and hardware. A functional gamepad is all that's missing. Sadly, Macsoft (Destineer, Inc.), the company responsible for writing this port, no longer supports their product, so forums/Google seem to be my last resort. If whomever reads this could post it on an appropriate forum, or reply with ANY information about where support might be available, I would be grateful.

    Sincerely,
    Chapin Klein
    chapinbk@hotmail.com
    -ardent Halo fan
    -Macsoft Halo Universal 2.02 owner
    -Mac Pro Quad-core 2.66Ghz (Gen. 1), 6GB, Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT
     

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