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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.
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BdMdesigN 27 March 2017 at 11:35 am UTC
It's looks great. Nice and great Grafics.
Zelox 27 March 2017 at 11:46 am UTC
wtf . Is this a dream!? "Halo", on pc, with Linux support !
Something microsoft founded that was great for once, up until the 4th halo game .
Im hyped for this one!
Would gladly pay alot of money for this!
M@GOid 27 March 2017 at 11:51 am UTC
Wow, those guys are in a dangerous spot. Halo is a cash cow for MS and they will send lawyers to trow briefcases at then, if they're feeling that the Halo name are in danger. Especially if the game became really popular and fans start to make comparisons making MS games look bad.

I know that Nintendo would have sent letters to then already if this was a Mario themed game.

As for this game, I'm not a Halo fan but this look really nice, especially if they could introduce a FOV slider in the settings, because the main reason I disliked Halo was the "sniper FOV" of the original Xbox games.


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MayeulC 27 March 2017 at 12:56 pm UTC
Very 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.
omer666 27 March 2017 at 1:10 pm UTC
ZeloxSomething Bungie founded that Microsoft shamelessly bought during development hell

Fixed for you ;)
GustyGhost 27 March 2017 at 1:16 pm UTC
It is, however, a very slow moving project. Installation 01 was announced with plans for Linux support two years ago.
natewardawg 27 March 2017 at 1:24 pm UTC
omer666
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
Beamboom 27 March 2017 at 2:10 pm UTC
"it will be released on windows, mac and other PC platforms". Why on earth did they pronounce "Linux" like that?


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robotman5 27 March 2017 at 2:21 pm UTC
This looks awesome!, Def gonna play it if Microsoft doesn't shut it down.
Gonza565 27 March 2017 at 2:25 pm UTC
Looks cool. It would be a shame if all their work ends up being wasted. It makes me wonder why they didn't go for something similar to Halo with all the same mechanics and similar aesthetics, whilst not being an obvious knockoff. That would even be more appealing than 'Bootleg Halo' imo. I wish them the best though.
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