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Is this a rant or plea for help?
I think it's a rant since you didn't supply a word about your PC.
It's a rant
I'm so incredulous at MS's own product not working with MS's own other product ...that it was designed for...that I couldn't keep quiet.
I've run it. BUT...
It required me to update drivers, then directx and then tinker with settings. It's why the Xbox and PS2 are what I favor for games for the kids.
My PC is newer than the PC version of the game.
Actually my PC is just a few months old, has the latest drivers, DX 9.0b and exceeds the game requirements.
I have nearly 30 PC games installed and maybe 2 of them gave me slight trouble getting them to run...actually, now that I think about it, just one game....but did finally get it to run. A number of those games...like 90%... installed actually have higher hardware requirements than Halo.
My video card isn't the latest or greatest but it certainly gets the job done.
Velocity Micro AMD Vector:
AMD Athlon 3200+
Asus A7N8X MB with nForce2 chipset
256 MB eVGA nVidia GeForce FX 5600 XT video card
Two 80 GB 7200 RPM HDDs
430 watt power supply
As far as the settings are concerned, I'm assuming you are referring to game settings rather than OS settings. I can't set any game settings because I can't get to them. As far as I can get is the Brand screen then it goes back to the desktop....automatically as though the game were cancelled or exited.
512 MB DDR333 running in dual channel
ridiculous as this may sound
you may actually have a faulty product.
try exchanging it.
Does that happen frequently?
I considered that but can't figure out how digital info could be in error unless a whole batch or complete inventory of the game were burned in error. There are no physical imperfections.
Actually now that I think about it Walmart has given me more software that wouldn't work than anywhere else.
This may not be your problem but
Yeah, I just became aware of 9c a couple days ago.
I plan to install it with a video card upgrade. A GeForce 6800 GT.
Incredible as it seems.
Your machine is not one that you can install just XP and run. It's an experts only machine that you get to update BIOS, motherboard drivers and more before games will work.
If you want a click here OS install, try an Apple.
But this is an area that has not improved in 10 years. Many expected XP to update the drivers for them. But it's a very old OS now with expectations of the owners from an era that is past.
That's just it, games are running very well on my machine.
Even Far Cry, which must be turned down in effects and resolution, runs well. The only game I've so far encountered that doesn't seems to want to work is Halo.
But as another poster pointed out it could be that Halo doesn't work because of a faulty disc.
There are no new drivers or BIOS available for my PC.
Could be it.
But that doesn't indicate the problem is as you first noted. You would have to see it work elsewhere.
Couldn't even get it to install in my laptop
1.4 Gh Pentium M
512 MB DDR333 Ram
9200 Mobility Radeon
40 GB HDD
I only tried once to install it but it gave me error messages during installing and seemed to lock up my computer... for a while, anyway. That's why I didn't try twice.
a visit to WalMart may be in order....
i mean if your Radeon 9200 does not support it:'(??
I figure, though, that if one is bad their whole inventory of Halos is bad. I'll get a refund and buy it elsewhere.
You said you tried to
install a patch, There appears to be more than one. You may have already seen this link but if not, I would check it out about half way down the page. If nothing there helps, then I would agree with David and take another trip to Walmart.
Yeah, I saw that patch but....
didn't think it applied to me because I don't play games online....a 56k dial up service is the best I get.
I did, however, see that I was executing the "auto update" patch incorrectly. As soon as I get a new copy of the game I'll use the instructions I just learned of and patch it.
With the same copy of the game I reinstalled it, installed the "auto update" patch and downloaded and installed th "Hot fix" patch.
Game now works. I am very surprised at how hard it runs on my equipment, though. I had to turn nearly every effect off or to low before the game would run smooth.
(NT) That's great, glad it worked for you.
my geforce fx go5200 has all setings on high and resulytion of second highest!!