Halo Demo Problem

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by eliteneo, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. eliteneo macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2008
    I just bought the New Macbook 2.4 GHZ
    and when i went to play the halo demo the radar is just white... it only happens when i play.... is the new computer at fault or?
    and where can i buy the full game of halo 1 ? cause the apple doesn't carry it
    and where in general can i buy apple games besides the apple store?
    so it was the same problem that this person had
    but i didn't see a fix?
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    The demo is PPC only, but as for Halo 1 itself it is no longer sold as new. You might be able to find a used copy, or a surplus one somewhere.
  3. Spartan117 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2008
    Halo on Macintosh

    I need to know if Halo can be downloaded, played, whatever on a mac without the requirement of buying a disk. I also need to know if this is possible, what application i need to open it with.
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Illegally, sure, but good luck playing online if you take that route. You can play Halo without a disk, but you have to install Halo via the disk first. The download is available here. To the OP: looks like there are three copies available here at Amazon, but they're not cheap.
  5. eliteneo thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2008
    so there is no fix for the problem? and i take it the computer is at fault then?
    anyone know a store that sells mac games?
  6. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    There is no fix for the problem, and it's really the fault of neither system nor software, just the fact that the demo has not been made a Universal Binary. If you see that Amazon link there are some copies available, but they're quite expensive.
  7. havokslug macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2008
    You can only buy it used!

    Microsoft yanked the licensing for the game, so it can no longer be sold new.

    Once you get a used copy, you can buy the Universal Binary so it will work on a Intel Mac.


    It is very pricey used. I sold mine for $75 on Ebay, good luck.

    Also, they updated the PC version a little while back, but not the Mac, so i hear the servers are pretty desolate for online play.
  8. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    I wouldn't know about that, I logged on a couple days ago and saw well over a hundred servers.
  9. Sweep'n Streets macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2008
    MacSoft released an update for Halo to put it back in sync with the PC code four days after the PC version was updated.


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