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  • #5056

    Anonymous

    What a bunch of crap to be honest. Seems Bungie are going to release Halo 2 on the PC but after such a wait its only going to be compatible with Vista, which is itself not due out till next December. Now correct me if I’m wrong but won’t Halo 3 be out before that on the XBox 360?

    Their press release is also rather amusing…

    As Bungie Studios and Microsoft are dedicated to delivering a top quality translation of Halo 2 for the PC, their efforts require the use of the best available technological platform for Windows games. Windows Vista will help bring clarity to our customers and help them get more out of their personal computing experience, allowing them to focus on what matters most to them.[/quote:048e6c4318]

    As one commenter put it, Microsoft is not “forcing” you to buy Vista to play Halo 2, but you can ONLY PLAY Halo 2 on Vista.

    *sigh* :roll:

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  • #29520

    Anonymous

    Windows Vista will help bring clarity to our customers and help them get more out of their personal computing experience, allowing them to focus on what matters most to them.[/quote:3df0ddc48f]

    What the shag has that got to do with Halo 2?

  • #29521

    Anonymous
  • #29522

    Anonymous

    best available technological platform[/quote:67f1065d61]

    to play a game that was released in 2004 on the xbox?? :?

  • #29523

    Anonymous

    Isnt Halo 2 a rather limp update to Halo anyway? Just play that instead…

  • #29536

    Anonymous

    I found Halo on the PC unplayable because it was so old by the time it came out physics engine and all that.
    you have a mouse, but it has auto miss on. for chrisakes he’s a robot I thought.
    Halo on the Xbox is good multiplayer, I have not played single player properly yet though.

  • #29554

    Anonymous

    Hrm, as I’ve said before I found Halo 2 enjoyable but found myself cutting the game slack because it was a console FPS. If I had played it on the PC it would have been one of those shooters where I switch on God Mode and just have a wander around. The story is the only thing that kept me interested but when Halo 2 ended lets just say that our TV nearly feel foul of a roundhouse kick…never before has there been such an abrupt and cliffhanger-ified ending in my experience. :twisted:

  • #29556

    Anonymous

    I dont get why people whine about this stuff.

    Would you prefer no Halo 2 on any PC?

    OR

    Halo 2 on the new OS, which will undoubtably come as a bundle on various torrents within a day of Vista’s release.

    Honestly, i was as totally pissed off as the next guy, when Bungie was bought out in the first place, but really – this type of argument just sounds like a load of tired old PC nerds who hate Windows / Consoles and FPS’s with a joypad. :D

    Ill get Halo 2 on Vista.
    Especially if its a DX10 game.

    BTW – Any1 know if its going to be a DX10 game? :)

  • #29557

    Anonymous

    The PR from Bungie seems to indicate that Halo 2 Vista won’t have anything significantly more interesting than Halo 2 XBOX, except the addition of a map editor. [/quote:593b1bce39]
    That answer your question? :D

    Me thinks its going to look exactly the same which is a bloody disgrace seeing that its taken them so long to port it. Its probably just an app they’re using to push Vista on gamers just like they’ll be hoping the launch of Halo 3 will signify a boost in XBox 360 sales.

    Oh and for the record…I like Microsoft. I like Windows. I don’t mind consoles, I just don’t plan on owning one. I like using joypads on some PC games. I believe the FPS’ natural home is on the PC. I’ll get Vista when its nice and stable and has decent drivers for it. I’ll probably pick up Halo 2 at some stage too. *cough* Think that clarifys my position :D

  • #29558

    Anonymous

    Ill get Halo 2 on Vista.
    Especially if its a DX10 game.

    BTW – Any1 know if its going to be a DX10 game? :)[/quote:d6f76552e5]

    Probably vista only supports dx10. Also they’ll probably have to use some dx10 only features so as to get people to buy vista

  • #29559

    Anonymous

    I was under impression DX10 is only really a rejig of the architecture and doesn’t add much in the way of new features… If it does add a strew of new features surely we’d see a new generation of DX10 graphics cards… or am I totally wrong…

    I doubt they’re going to improve the graphics engine too much, if the Halo 1 conversion is anything to go by.

  • #29562

    Anonymous

    Probably vista only supports dx10. [/quote:84b942b311]

    Okay confusing.
    Not sure what u mean by that. Oviously games proceeding DirectX 10, will work on the platform. I was asking if the game will be enhanced to take advantage of the new DX features (if there are any worth talkin about).

    The DX10 cards are set for release (as far as i know) for august at some stage (the vista beta is launched august 3rd).

    Does any1 here actually know?

    All that i am sure of, is that Microsoft are responsible for the gayest press conferences in the world:
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jul05/07-22LHMA.mspx

    And i wish they kept the name LongHorn. :D

  • #29565

    Anonymous

    What i mean is if their going with vista then i presume halo 2 will use vista only features to ensure people have to run vista to run halo 2.

    As for old games which use dx up to 10 yes they will play, but if you buy a dx 10 game in the future you will need vista, coz it wont play on any other windows platforms. as for dx 10 being a good thing, there is some nice features.

  • #29566

    Anonymous

    Aye see

    According to Rudolph Balaz, a Microsoft developer for Direct3D and OpenGL, DirectX 10 will only work with the new operating system. Support for Windows XP is not planned at this time.[/quote:43da73f43d]

    Seems a bit of rip. Really ought to read up more on Dx 10…

  • #29567

    Anonymous

    Its true that Halo2 will only work on Vista, but its a seperate issue to DirectX.

    It will only run on Vista, i suppose because of its 64bit architecture, or some other feature, and probably because they only want it too.

    But i doubt that MS would make it so that DX10 only worked in colaboration with Vista.

  • #29569

    Anonymous

    Not allowing DX10 on WindowsXp would be a bit of a silly move. I thought they were trying to save PC gaming not shoot it in the head.

  • #29571

    Anonymous

    Vista will be available in both 32 bit and 64 bit form, so I cant see Halo 2 requiring a 64 bit processor… But then I could be wrong again, damn it I need a coffee.

  • #29575

    Anonymous

    Hrm, well there is Service Pack 3 due out a few months after Vista, that could be when they decided to released DX10 for XP.

  • #29591

    Anonymous

    so has anyone heard anything about making a game in directx 10 for the 360, i would presume it wouldn’t be a problem but then again this is M$ we’re talkin about so anything is possible :roll:

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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
  • #29605

    Anonymous

    lol, ill pay you to say it :P

  • #29613

    Anonymous

    “You want to know a secret? None of the current ATI or NVIDIA graphics cards will support the full capabilities of Windows Vista.”

    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_nvidia_hdcp_support/default.asp

  • #29614

    Anonymous

    just wondering, does anyone know what the advent of dx10 means for the 360. Im thinking about learning some DX, but was just curious as to whats gonna happen with it in the future. Im assuming the 360 currently uses dx9? Or does it? and when 10 comes out, will it (the 360) support that?

  • #29634

    Anonymous

    … requires a DirectX 9.0c-capable graphics card, which only “performance”-class graphics add-on cards (such as the Nvidia GeForce FX 5900) can process.[/quote:5c3b3061c9]
    lol.

    As for the rest of the article…hrm…its 6.21am according to my PC clock, you dont want to know what I think…

  • #29636

    Anonymous

    just wondering, does anyone know what the advent of dx10 means for the 360. Im thinking about learning some DX, but was just curious as to whats gonna happen with it in the future. Im assuming the 360 currently uses dx9? Or does it? and when 10 comes out, will it (the 360) support that?[/quote:dd8208b41e]

    360 uses a variant of 9 and i havent heard any plans that 360 will support dx 10 when it comes. But worth learning 9 or 10 doesnt matter, its the understanding that matters if your looking for a graphics job. api’s come and go, fundamental algorithms are the important thing. well thats my opinion

  • #29640

    Anonymous

    @peter_b

    I already know OpenGL, so Im just trying to expand my skills a little, but cheers for the info, much appreciated

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