|README: What is Halo: Combat Evolved
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|Author:||Harbinge® [ Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:50 am ]|
|Post subject:||README: What is Halo: Combat Evolved|
Halo: Combat Evolved
The Game Halo: Combat Evolved or Halo 1, or simply Halo, (referred to on the PC Platform as HPC) is a First Person Shooter, (FPS) Video Game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The first game of the Halo franchise, it was released on November 15, 2001 as a launch title for the Xbox Gaming System. Heralded as their Flagship Game, having the ability to quickly create or join a Multi-Player Game, (before the Xbox Live Service) using Local Ethernet or "System-Link" supporting a maximum of 16 players. This set-up was a first for a Console Game.
The popularity of Halo: Combat Evolved rapidly increased and Microsoft released versions of the game for Microsoft Windows (ported by Gearbox Software) and Mac OS X in 2003 both having the ability to quickly create or join an On-Line Multi-Player Game powered by Gamespy without subscription, (in addition to Playing Free LAN Based Games) which included Multi-Player Maps not in the original Xbox release.
Halo is set in the Twenty-Sixth Century, with the Player assuming the role of the Master Chief, a Cybernetic-ally enhanced Super-Soldier. The player is accompanied by Cortana, an Artificial Intelligence who occupies the Master Chief's Neural Interface. Players battle various Aliens as they attempt to uncover the secrets of the eponymous Halo, a Ring-shaped Artificial World.
The game has been praised for elements such as its story, the variety of strategies players can employ, and its Multi-Player mode.
Halo: Combat Evolved (PC Version)
First person Shooter (FPS) Action
Released for PC: 2003-09-03
Original Technical Details: Minimum Requirements
Rating 16+ (PEGI)
933 MHz processor
Windows 98se/ME/2000/XP with 128 MB RAM
1.2 GB HD Space
Video card, 32 MB / 3D T&L capable
DirectX 9.0 or later
Sound card & speakers/headphones
Online/Multiplayer requirements: 56.6 kbps modem or LAN; broadband to run a server
(This information is based on specifications supplied by manufacturers and should be used for guidance only.)
Players enjoyed the Multi-Player capabilities native to Halo: Combat Evolved but soon they wanted more. Often Players "Modded" the Stock Maps. Although "Modded Maps" don't affect the ability for any Player to join Servers Hosting these variations, differences can only be seen by Players have the same "Mod". Modded Maps include hidden Teleporters, extra Platforms and additional Play Areas not normally accessible in the Stock Maps.
You should update to the latest version (currently v1.10 which not only removes the need to have the Master Halo CD in the CD Drive to play (and allows you to join the ®ealworld Guild Servers, but furthermore this update redirects the In-Game Lobby (Server Browser List) to the New Master Server List (Hosted by Bungie) and is available here:
Once correctly installed with the settings tailored to your liking, all you need to do is run the program and connect to an on-line server.
See you on-line soon and have fun!
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