Halo on mavericks HELP!

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  1. Wilson Wimpee macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys I just upgraded to mavericks and I went and installed my favorite game for mac Halo Combat Evolved so I installed it and started playing it but it was soo slow and not smooth I tried to install the patch but it did not help the performance but the servers so how do I make halo smooth again? I mean he is slow on jumping and shooting and almost everything is not smooth except for the main menu and my specs are power enough to run halo on max settings

    SPECS

    Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Memory: 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    Graphics: NIVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB

    Software: OS X 10.9.4

    Please guys help me with this there should be no reason for halo to run like crap on a good mac :(
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    I suggest :

    - make sure that Spotlight in no longer indexing (it indexes after an OS upgrade)

    - use Disk Utility to : verify/repair the disk + repair the permissions.

    - restart the computer
     
  3. Wilson Wimpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    We will see...

    Since you have just upgraded your OS, what I suggested *might* help.
     
  5. Wilson Wimpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Halo

    So what do I do after I click repair disk?
     
  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    First click "verify disk".

    If the message is green (disk in good condition), you don't need to repair the disk (repairing can't hurt, though).

    Then, repair the permissions.

    Restart, and test the machine and your game.
     
  7. Wilson Wimpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Halo

    ok so what does the repair permissions do?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Some people repair, or recommend repairing permissions for situations where it isn't appropriate. Repairing permissions only addresses very specific issues. It is not a "cure all" or a general performance enhancer, and doesn't need to be done on a regular basis. It also doesn't address permissions problems with your files or 3rd party apps.
    There are times when repairing permissions is appropriate. To do so, here are the instructions:
    If repairing permissions results in error messages, some of these messages can be ignored and should be no cause for concern.
     
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Use Activity Monitor to see what other processes you may have running that are consuming system resources. Close any such apps that aren't needed while you're playing your game. Beyond that, I can't offer much, as I don't play games on computers.
     
  10. Wilson Wimpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Halo

    the repair did not work its still slow and laggy :( I'm very upset idk how its slow
     
  11. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    First: you don't have a 'good' Mac. You've got a decent one, but your 9400M is a weak integrated graphics card, not dedicated.

    Second: my system is much more powerful than yours (GTX 660, 3.4GHz i7) and I have problems with Halo in Mavericks, too. You're best off running it under Windows if at all possible.
     
  12. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    I played Halo using Wine and it worked great. The health/shields bar sometimes would turn a funny color but nothing that effected gameplay at all. Otherwise it was flawless. Details for setting it up should be available on AppDB. I used Wineskin to set it up.

    I forgot to mention, this was on Mountain Lion but I don't see why it would be a problem with Mavericks.
     
  13. insane79 macrumors 6502

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    Wow, i never knew halo was available on the Mac osx, where do i get it from?
    :eek: need it ..

    Thanks..
     
  14. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Nowadays, eBay. Halo for OS X hasn't been sold in stores for a long time, and if you get a copy today you'll have to pay a high markup.
     
  15. insane79 macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the head ups, thought it would be available on steam or mas.

    Thanks..
     
  16. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    There is an unofficial patch that is supposed to fix Mavericks compatibility issues and improve performance while maintaining online multiplayer compatibility.
     
  17. lokster macrumors 6502

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    i was planning to install halo later today, haha thanks for this thread, im gonna try installing and using the patch
     
  18. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I always thought Halo was a PPC game. I'm guessing M$ threw an Intel patch out there at some point.
     
  19. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    It was initially PPC, but the studio who ported it to OS X, the now defunct MacSoft, added the universal binary patch later. If you had the PPC version and upgraded to an Intel Mac, you could buy the UB patch on digital download for I think $5. Actually, "patch" is a bit of a misnomer because what you downloaded was essentially the full game, recompiled with Intel support. The only thing you needed from your PPC copy was the CD key.

    MacSoft later released a boxed universal edition, which I happen to own. Unfortunately, there's something wrong with the CD I have and the installer crashes before finishing, so I had to find a download copy of the UB patch and install from that.

    The user-generated patch I linked to above works perfectly on my MBP with 10.9.4. The only major downside is that, while widescreen resolutions are supported, it simply stretches everything to fill the screen. There are fixes for this on Windows, and you could presumably do the same thing with Wine. However, this doesn't bother me much. 1280x1024 nets a steady 60 fps with all details and vsync enabled. Shadows are glitchy so I have them disabled. Other than that, the game runs perfectly.
     

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