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Installation 01, a fan-made Halo game plans Linux support

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As a big fan of the older Halo games myself, Installation 01 [Official Site] sounds like it could be pretty interesting. It also plans full Linux support due to using the Unity game engine.

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They claim to be fully compliant with Microsoft's licenses and all their assets are made from scratch.

I would actually love to be able to play this, so I really hope Microsoft don't suddenly get militant with them. With all their assets being custom made, hopefully that will never be an issue.

I spent many, many hours playing various Halo games over the years as the gameplay really is damn fun. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Action, FPS, Unity
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MayeulC 27 Mar, 2017
Quoting: natewardawg
Quoting: omer666
Quoting: ZeloxSomething Bungie founded that Microsoft shamelessly bought during development hell

Fixed for you ;)

Haha, I was thinking something along the same lines... back when not only did Halo release on PC's, but some of those PC's running it were running Mac OS even when Mac OS was quite unpopular. Now people in general think of Microsoft when they think "Halo". Of course, some of us think of Bungie and Halo's predecessors, the Marathon series :)

Well, to be fair, the game was first developped under Apple's umbrella. You can find youtube videos of the first announcement... By Steve Jobs (first link in a quick search, I didn't check if it was the best one). Dear irony...

Quoting: Beamboom"it will be released on windows, mac and other PC platforms". Why on earth did they pronounce "Linux" like that?
Technically, Mac is a PC "platform" nowadays. So are other consoles :P

I have so many questions about this project, but I think I'll contact the devs directly.
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Wow. I'm impressed. It's one thing to make models look similar, but the physics and animation are very similar too! I would really like to play it someday.
Zelox 27 Mar, 2017
Quoting: omer666
Quoting: ZeloxSomething Bungie founded that Microsoft shamelessly bought during development hell

Fixed for you ;)

Wasnt bungie always a Microsoft game dev team?

Anyways, now halo is a cash cow,
and are only out on plebb boxes :/.
Im not buying any more consoles,
my last one was the 360 that died with red light of death :(


Last edited by Zelox on 27 March 2017 at 4:01 pm UTC
aFoxNamedMorris 27 Mar, 2017
Quoting: M@yeulCVery nice to see such a project. I had heard about one using the source engine, but this one looks promising.
I would be willing to help, if that's not a completely closed project.

I still remember my Halo CD key! The Halo universe isn't amazing, by today's standards, but it was one of the most coherent and realistic ones at the time. And the gameplay was pretty revolutionary as well.

These guys actually allow new people in, so long as they are able to commit the time and effort. All you have to do is show them your work, and ask to help. If they like your work, they'll let you in.
omer666 27 Mar, 2017
Quoting: Zelox
Quoting: omer666
Quoting: ZeloxSomething Bungie founded that Microsoft shamelessly bought during development hell

Fixed for you ;)

Wasnt bungie always a Microsoft game dev team?

Anyways, now halo is a cash cow,
and are only out on plebb boxes :/.
Im not buying any more consoles,
my last one was the 360 that died with red light of death :(

Bungie was a studio that released only original Apple Macintosh games up to Myth, which was their first PC/Mac game, and Myth II which was ported to Linux by Loki Software back in the day. The studio founder, Alex Seropian, left after the Microsoft buyout. I don't remember if he even completed the development of the first Halo, but he surely has nothing to do with the followups.
aFoxNamedMorris 28 Mar, 2017
Well, then! It turns out that the game's launcher (and presumably the game, itself) is already running on Linux!


Found here.


Last edited by aFoxNamedMorris on 28 March 2017 at 7:39 am UTC
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