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Old 10-04-03, 03:46 PM   #61
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for reference, here's the game running PS/VS 1.1 on my ti500... IQ on high... and for the heck of it I'm usin 44.03's right now... if it just had *a tiny bit* more oomph, it would be thoroughly playable (@ 10x7) with these IQ settings... @ 8x6 this is perfectly do-able...

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Old 10-04-03, 03:50 PM   #62
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If this game came 2 years ago it would have been soooooooo good, but now... its just OK
..if it had been released on the PC 2 years ago, the gf2 series/gf3 series and radeon8500 series would have all churned an average fps of 1-10 fps at resolutions of 1024 by 768 etc As of right now, i get around 20-6X fps on my 9700Pro with AA enabled as Digital's Wanderer's/EB's method.
Thats with bump mapping (gimmemore) and this and that effects!!

I like Halo...and MP is downright fun!!


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PS- talking about bump maping Far Cry looks tasty ..seen the screen shot in a dungeon of sorts ...see the bimp mapping on that...almost looks real? At leats i think it bump mapping.
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Old 10-04-03, 04:35 PM   #63
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Old 10-05-03, 09:50 PM   #64
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I'm not doing too bad at 1024x768.

I set up FRAPS to grap the screen shots and include the FPS counter.

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Old 10-06-03, 02:15 AM   #65
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halo runs absolutely wonderfull for me, on a xp2000+, 512mb ddr, and a 9700pro. I dont know how many frames Im getting but its runs great at 1024x768 with everything cranked but the shadows, and i leave them off in all games I play almost. I am more than happy with the pc version of halo. I purchased it for xbox a while back and for some reason it made me sick to my stomach, physically, when I tried to play it. I didn't like trying to use a controller to play it either. I been setting here for 2 days playing the pc version though, and I love it
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Old 10-06-03, 02:57 AM   #66
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Haha, I remember seeing that Halo cosplay before. God, some people are truely nuts.
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Old 10-06-03, 03:18 AM   #67
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I just finished Halo...

HOLY CRAP!!

That was awesome....some really nice "Oh Sh*t!" moments. After a while, I totally forgot about framerates and just enjoyed it. 1024x768 with all details maxed, 2xaf, and shadows.

Truly an outstanding experience. I couldn't stop playing.
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Old 10-06-03, 04:56 AM   #68
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After a while, I totally forgot about framerates and just enjoyed it.
Welcome to the world of console players, where the gameplay is more important then the eye candy. Hell, people even enjoy GBA games, but I bet none of them bother thinking about things like framerates or anistropy or anti-aliasing.

So how is the multi-player? I've heard a lot of comments about the single-player but not as much about the multi-player. Are the Banshees fun? How about the Fuel Rod Rifle and the Flamethrower? Has anyone set up a jeep race on The Silent Cartographer yet.
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Old 10-06-03, 08:48 AM   #69
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From what i heard is good game but not that good

Probably was way OVERHYPED with the Xbox version

The alien enemies are somehow Childish made as from what i heard

Anyway is a fun game but not ONE OF THE BEST
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I'm having a blast playing Halo on PC! I don't have XBOX so i'm new to Halo world. Considering that Gearbox only had na year to rewrite the graphics engine, write the MP I have to say that did a good job. My system:

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I have all the graphics and sound maxed out, resolution 1280x960 85Mhz refresh rate, vsynch off, Aniso set to 2x, no AA and I'm getting on average between 30 - 65FPS. Granted in some situations I'm getting 15FPS but I can live with that.

3 days ago I had Asus GF4 Ti 4200 128MB and I run Halo on 1152x864 everything maxed out using Pixel Shader 1.4 (-use14) and I was getting around 20 - 40 FPS.

I believe Halo graphics engine needs more tweaking and optimizing, Gearbox didn't have enough time to tweak the engine. There is a big change between Halo 1.0 and Halo 1.01 and I believe the engine will be futher optimized this week. Looks like Support for Halo is growing so I believe is time goes on Halo will get better and better...I I think Halo will have a huge following. Hopefully big enough for Gearbox to Port Halo 2.
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Old 10-06-03, 11:41 AM   #71
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Halo is a fun action game but nothing special. Finished preaty quick.
For a mindless fun its OK. The story ain't that good... I dont know what's the fuss all about, except that Halo ring thing, thats COOL. The last part of the game is also the best part.

I think the mouse and keyboard make the difficulity knda unbalanced, it's sometimes easy and sometimes annoying (I played on normal). The library part was actually where the fun began for me now thats a LOT of action!!! (gamepad would make me go mad here)

If this game came 2 years ago it would have been soooooooo good, but now... its just OK

As far as Halo's story being so-so, check out this and this.. There is a ton of really intricate work between the Marathon series and Halo. Granted, Marathon's had more work done, but there are connections to Halo and whether or not the two are as intertwined as I think it is, it certainly is something special.


Or at least I think it is. I unabashedly love the game, and am therefore pretty biased. But don't say that the story ain't good until you can look at my sig and tell me what it has to do with Halo (hint: Kill Your Television). You'll have a lot of fun along the way... especially when you get to meet "a friend of a friend".
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Old 10-06-03, 01:08 PM   #72
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As far as Halo's story being so-so, check out this and this.. There is a ton of really intricate work between the Marathon series and Halo. Granted, Marathon's had more work done, but there are connections to Halo and whether or not the two are as intertwined as I think it is, it certainly is something special.


Or at least I think it is. I unabashedly love the game, and am therefore pretty biased. But don't say that the story ain't good until you can look at my sig and tell me what it has to do with Halo (hint: Kill Your Television). You'll have a lot of fun along the way... especially when you get to meet "a friend of a friend".
what? what? and what?

anyways I saw those sites last time you posted them and it seems interesting enough. Its just that INGAME, there is not much to it. compare this to, say, DeusEx where through the entire game you're being shoved with information about the world you're in whith even newspapers and books lying around...

As for Halo - you crash on a strange ring in space, learn what it is and go away, while fighting gizmos in the process
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