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clonetrooper163
Joined: Oct 19, 2011


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 04:38 AM    Msg. 1 of 42       
Here is a link to it http://www.gamefront.com/halo-3-for-pc-mentioned-in-latest-amd-catalyst-drivers/

But for people who don't want to click on it, here is the full articles




Microsoft says it has no plans to bring 2007′s Halo 3 to PC, but a bit of code mentioned in the latest Catalyst drivers from AMD might suggest otherwise.

Blogger Kn00tcn caught sight of the mention of Halo 3 in AMD’s Catalyst 13.3 beta drivers released a few days ago. The code mentions Halo3.exe as being a profile in the drivers, which throws a little more fuel on the rumor that the game might eventually find its way to PC.

Last month, there was another bit of information that suggested a PC version of Halo 3 might be coming in the future, when a reference to the game popped up in the Steam database. But Microsoft has denied that a PC version of Halo 3 is in the works. A spokesperson for Microsoft told Game Front via email, “We currently do not have plans to release a PC version of ‘Halo 3′.”

Both Halo and Halo 2 are on PC, the latter following at a pretty great length after the Xbox version hit shelves.

Microsoft has been known to reverse itself in the past, but neither the Steam database mention nor the AMD driver mention is rock-solid proof that Halo 3 is on its way to a Steam account near you.

Via Gaming Bolt.


Ki11erFTW
Joined: Jul 4, 2009

You've seen nothing yet.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 05:41 AM    Msg. 2 of 42       
iirc consoles don't run games off executable files, and the code says halo3.exe

E: and I don't think that would change for newer consoles.
Edited by Ki11erFTW on Mar 19, 2013 at 05:48 AM


Kozakuu
Joined: Oct 30, 2011

Only the person who was wisdom can read the most.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 07:53 AM    Msg. 3 of 42       
Pretty sure all of the xbox 360 games are in an .iso format.


killzone64
Joined: Jun 9, 2010

Mostly active on discord


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 08:18 AM    Msg. 4 of 42       
aha, i had the feeling this would be worked on after halo 2 died again... time will tell whether or not these tidbits of info will come to fruition. and i seriously hope that they learned from their mistakes after halo 2 vista.


Dumb AI
Joined: Sep 18, 2011

Dead.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:00 AM    Msg. 5 of 42       
Grammar has nothing to do with that.

It has more to do with tenses and the number of subjects.

This is a grammar problem:

They was running at the park.

"They" is plural but "was" is singular.

Edited by Dumb AI on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM


AllySuzumiya
Joined: Feb 27, 2013

"Kotae wa itsumo watashi no mune ni.."


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:08 AM    Msg. 6 of 42       
If microtransacti-..Er... Microsoft monetizes the multiplayer on this game, I guess I'll have to rip a license of the game and put it online.. But wait; Halo 3 could work on the computer at one point, right? It was developed on Linux like any other console game before it got to systems. Finding the dev-tools would be a hassle but the point is it did work. The compatibility isn't a problem. The problem is whether they want to release it or not. Even if they don't, though; In years (maybe even months) time, we could find out how to port the Xbox360 over to the computer in general. Halo 3 was a first gen X360 title that didn't even run in full HD. Even if your graphics card isn't HD, you could probably still run it with some decent FPS unless microsoft decided to take the Vista route again.


SilentJacket
Joined: Jun 9, 2012

-Did I miss something?-


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:12 AM    Msg. 7 of 42       
they'll probably find some way to force XBL gold into it


AllySuzumiya
Joined: Feb 27, 2013

"Kotae wa itsumo watashi no mune ni.."


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:15 AM    Msg. 8 of 42       
Well, at least if they did that, I wouldn't need to pay extra. I'm rocking Xbl Gold until May of this year :D

Anyways, i just thought. Couldn't you unpack an ISO? Maybe ripping the Halo 3 models indirectly isn't good enough. Maybe, someone could get one of those Halo 3 ISOs and unpack them and see what's inside. I'm on the job!


Dumb AI
Joined: Sep 18, 2011

Dead.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:28 AM    Msg. 9 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: AllySuzumiya
If microtransacti-..Er... Microsoft monetizes the multiplayer on this game, I guess I'll have to rip a license of the game and put it online.. But wait; Halo 3 could work on the computer at one point, right? It was developed on Linux like any other console game before it got to systems. Finding the dev-tools would be a hassle but the point is it did work. The compatibility isn't a problem. The problem is whether they want to release it or not. Even if they don't, though; In years (maybe even months) time, we could find out how to port the Xbox360 over to the computer in general. Halo 3 was a first gen X360 title that didn't even run in full HD. Even if your graphics card isn't HD, you could probably still run it with some decent FPS unless microsoft decided to take the Vista route again.

I don't even know if Linux existed back in 2004-2007.

I think it was developed primarily on Windows, not Linux.
Edited by Dumb AI on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM


SilentJacket
Joined: Jun 9, 2012

-Did I miss something?-


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:29 AM    Msg. 10 of 42       
Linux was created in 1991


Dumb AI
Joined: Sep 18, 2011

Dead.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:31 AM    Msg. 11 of 42       
I really don't think Bungie would bother getting all that stuff on Linux.

The tag system seems like it's based on Windows' own filesystem so...

It could be quite time consuming to get it over to Linux.
Edited by Dumb AI on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM


AllySuzumiya
Joined: Feb 27, 2013

"Kotae wa itsumo watashi no mune ni.."


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:33 AM    Msg. 12 of 42       
Games in general were usually developed in Linux because it was less likely to get leaked because of keylogs and viruses being primarily designed for windows OS. Some games were made in windows but alot were made in Linux. The point is that it was made on a computer.

And Linux was released to the public in the 1990's. I thought you GNU that
Edited by AllySuzumiya on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM


SilentJacket
Joined: Jun 9, 2012

-Did I miss something?-


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:37 AM    Msg. 13 of 42       
icwatudidthar

in any case, I'd be all over an H3 port


Dumb AI
Joined: Sep 18, 2011

Dead.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:38 AM    Msg. 14 of 42       
History is not my forte.

And an internet connection is not required for game development, so there is no way a keylogger or virus could get there.


SilentJacket
Joined: Jun 9, 2012

-Did I miss something?-


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:46 AM    Msg. 15 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: Dumb AI
History is not my forte.

And an internet connection is not required for game development, so there is no way a keylogger or virus could get there.


this is assuming that everyone is working on a LAN network, and that they only use the computers for game development.


AllySuzumiya
Joined: Feb 27, 2013

"Kotae wa itsumo watashi no mune ni.."


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:18 AM    Msg. 16 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: Dumb AI
History is not my forte.

And an internet connection is not required for game development, so there is no way a keylogger or virus could get there.

This is also implying that you need to be online in order to have your work leaked.


Btcc22
Joined: Dec 17, 2012


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:27 AM    Msg. 17 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: Ki11erFTW
iirc consoles don't run games off executable files, and the code says halo3.exe
Edited by Ki11erFTW on Mar 19, 2013 at 05:48 AM


Development versions might. The Xbox's executable format, XEX, is virtually identical to the format used by Windows.

Either way it doesn't matter because the next Xbox is purported to use an Nvidia GPU so there's no reason to think that this has anything to do with consoles.

Quote: --- Original message by: DSalimander
Who is the person that said this would definitely be for a PC release?


Nobody but what other options are there? Every single shred of evidence points to this being a PC title.

Quote: --- Original message by: DSalimander
Multiple versions? I wonder what for... "halo3.exe" and "halo3ce.exe"? Make the official online play one application and custom content another? I like what this could mean.


It's not uncommon for development builds to have version information in their filenames. For example, you might have a build called halo3-b7812.exe, halo3_dev.exe, whatever. The wildcard would just be an easy way of making sure they're all detected correctly.

Quote: --- Original message by: AllySuzumiya

Games in general were usually developed in Linux because it was less likely to get leaked because of keylogs and viruses being primarily designed for windows OS. Some games were made in windows but alot were made in Linux.
Edited by AllySuzumiya on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM


This isn't even remotely true.


AllySuzumiya
Joined: Feb 27, 2013

"Kotae wa itsumo watashi no mune ni.."


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:40 AM    Msg. 18 of 42       
It's simple speculation as to why they would use Linux rather than Windows for developement.


Btcc22
Joined: Dec 17, 2012


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:53 AM    Msg. 19 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: AllySuzumiya
It's simple speculation as to why they would use Linux rather than Windows for developement.


You posted it as though it were fact rather than something you simply made up on the spot.

By the way, Linux wasn't made by the GNU Project.


Jaz
Joined: Mar 21, 2010

[Insert sarcastic comment here]


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:01 PM    Msg. 20 of 42       
Linux was started by an arrogant douche(like most famous geniuses) but I don't see how the creator is relevant.

Linux would be a brilliant platform for development, as OpenGL/CL(pretty sure they've merged now) is multi-platform. (works on Linux, Mac and Windows(except that Microsoft's tried to limit it))

I doubt that Microsoft would allow Bungie to develop Halo on any Linux distributions or configurations though. For a number of reasons.
1. Microsoft wants to destroy Linux.
2. Microsoft wants to destroy Linux.
3. Microsoft wants to destroy Linux.
4. The Xbox uses DirectX, an API created to assist in destroying Linux. This means that they would have to work on porting the game after development.
5. Microsoft wants to destroy Linux.



Edited by Jaz on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM


Masters1337
Joined: Mar 5, 2006

halonaminator's unfortunate idol


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:28 PM    Msg. 21 of 42       
I'm sure if H3 PC comes out it will be extremely disappointing like H2V. At least that's what I'm going to keep believing, so if it doesn't suck I will be pleasantly surprised.


SAS
Joined: Feb 26, 2013

I comment every once in a while


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:32 PM    Msg. 22 of 42       
If they do bring halo 3 to pc, it will be a windows 8 exclusive. For once, I can actually say that I am glad I have windows 8.


Jaz
Joined: Mar 21, 2010

[Insert sarcastic comment here]


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:35 PM    Msg. 23 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: SAS
If they do bring halo 3 to pc, it will be a windows 8 exclusive. For once, I can actually say that I am glad I have windows 8.


Doubt it. It might be a DX11 exclusive(W7 and W8) but they'd be missing a ton of sales if they went W8 exclusive.


SilentJacket
Joined: Jun 9, 2012

-Did I miss something?-


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 01:41 PM    Msg. 24 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: Mootjuh
Well, there was a editing kit for all Halo games on PC so far, I hope that they learn from their mistake in H2EK. The should have given us more freedom.


I think we all know that the only thing MS will ever learn from is decreased profit margins.


Dumb AI
Joined: Sep 18, 2011

Dead.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 06:05 PM    Msg. 25 of 42       
Is it worth handing out an awesome editing kit?


XlzQwerty1
Joined: Aug 6, 2009


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 06:33 PM    Msg. 26 of 42       
Halo 3 PC Anniversary, Coming soon to you in 2017.

i wouldn't put my hopes up for this.
Edited by XlzQwerty1 on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:34 PM


SAS
Joined: Feb 26, 2013

I comment every once in a while


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 06:43 PM    Msg. 27 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: Jaz
Quote: --- Original message by: SAS
If they do bring halo 3 to pc, it will be a windows 8 exclusive. For once, I can actually say that I am glad I have windows 8.


Doubt it. It might be a DX11 exclusive(W7 and W8) but they'd be missing a ton of sales if they went W8 exclusive.

It's not exactly a matter of sales, it's more to promote a bad operating system. Like H2V


SilentJacket
Joined: Jun 9, 2012

-Did I miss something?-


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 07:36 PM    Msg. 28 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: XlzQwerty1

Halo 3 PC Anniversary, Coming soon to you in 2552.

i wouldn't put my hopes up for this.
Edited by XlzQwerty1 on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:34 PM


fify
Edited by SilentJacket on Mar 19, 2013 at 07:36 PM


Dumb AI
Joined: Sep 18, 2011

Dead.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:40 PM    Msg. 29 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: SilentJacket

Quote: --- Original message by: XlzQwerty1

Halo 3 PC Anniversary, Coming soon to you in 2552.

i wouldn't put my hopes up for this.
Edited by XlzQwerty1 on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:34 PM


fify
Edited by SilentJacket on Mar 19, 2013 at 07:36 PM

Who knows?
The Halo story could have happened by then!
No need for a game by that time.
Live through a real messy war that started with a single lie to keep a religion from falling apart.


Edited by Dumb AI on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Edited by Dumb AI on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM


SilentJacket
Joined: Jun 9, 2012

-Did I miss something?-


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:55 PM    Msg. 30 of 42       
Quote: --- Original message by: Dumb AI

Quote: --- Original message by: SilentJacket

Quote: --- Original message by: XlzQwerty1

Halo 3 PC Anniversary, Coming soon to you in 2552.

i wouldn't put my hopes up for this.
Edited by XlzQwerty1 on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:34 PM


fify
Edited by SilentJacket on Mar 19, 2013 at 07:36 PM

Who knows?
The Halo story could have happened by then!
No need for a game by that time.
Live through a real messy war that started with a single lie to keep a religion from falling apart.


Edited by Dumb AI on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Edited by Dumb AI on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM


that was the joke, Halo 3 takes place in 2552...
Edited by SilentJacket on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM


Dumb AI
Joined: Sep 18, 2011

Dead.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:04 PM    Msg. 31 of 42       
I know that.
Edited by Dumb AI on Mar 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM


XlzQwerty1
Joined: Aug 6, 2009


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:06 PM    Msg. 32 of 42       
Because I didn't bother ending my post with [ / yellow], which will cause other people's comments to carry on my yellow :)


xnx
Joined: Feb 12, 2013

h2 marine anims or i detonate the vest


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:07 PM    Msg. 33 of 42       
I feel like the only reason members write subliminal text/messages in yellow is because it is incredibly hard to read, makes readers suspicious, thus leading them to want to read your text rather than the rest of it on the page.
Either that or people just do it because everyone else does.


SilentJacket
Joined: Jun 9, 2012

-Did I miss something?-


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:10 PM    Msg. 34 of 42       
pink is hard to read highlighted or otherwise


Ki11erFTW
Joined: Jul 4, 2009

You've seen nothing yet.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:43 PM    Msg. 35 of 42       
1. I don't think it'd be a DX11 exclusive, since xbox 360 runs on DX9, they would have to put a lot of work in for DX11 features. Simply releasing it on DX11 without tessellation or any of that would make no sense.

2. If the game does come to PC, they may just release it with Forge without any kind of editing kit at all. Even though forge isn't remotely close to the real thing. However if it does come with a H3EK then I doubt they would make the same mistake over again.
Edited by Ki11erFTW on Mar 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM

 
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