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Installation 01, the Halo fan-game that will support Linux has a new trailer

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The rather epic looking Halo fan-game Installation 01 has a fresh new trailer and it's certainly got me excited for it!

For those that don't remember, it's a fan-made game that aims to re-create the experience of the older titles using Unity. They don't actually use anything from Halo directly, it's all either custom made, or from the Unity store.

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That was a damn fine trailer! Very exciting, especially as a fan of the early Halo games myself.

I really hope something good comes out of this, a decent Halo-like FPS on Linux would be pretty fantastic. It's quite amazing what people are able to create with tools like Unity.

For details about how they are able to do it, including licensing, see here. I really hope Microsoft don't somehow shut it down, as it looks very promising. The license they link to doesn't actually forbid what they are doing.
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Kuduzkehpan 25 May 2017 at 12:08 pm UTC
i like it.
neowiz73 25 May 2017 at 12:18 pm UTC
I really liked what they did with the aliens. that was cool seeing them in armor. looks like it will be fun
razing32 25 May 2017 at 12:29 pm UTC
This looks too much like Halo.
Wonder what MS and their lawyers will do.
Nanobang 25 May 2017 at 12:45 pm UTC
Just gimme a chance to download it, that's all I ask, and MS can piss off! It will be mine bwahahahaha!
Redface 25 May 2017 at 1:29 pm UTC
really cool trailer, I hope the game will be fun to play as well
pete910 25 May 2017 at 2:33 pm UTC
razing32This looks too much like Halo.
Wonder what MS and their lawyers will do.
Naff all.

It also resembles the mass of team based FPS games out there too. Halo was the last game it reminded me of tbh
Gonza565 25 May 2017 at 4:47 pm UTC
pete910It also resembles the mass of team based FPS games out there too. Halo was the last game it reminded me of tbh

You must be kidding. It's an absolute carbon copy of Halo.

I hope the hard work of the devs doesn't go to waste, but the the 'Game Content Usage Rules' page linked does not really seem to apply to absolutely ripping off their IP.

Here is the first paragraph:
QuoteWe know that people like you – gamers, fans, individuals, and enthusiasts – love our games and sometimes want to use things like gameplay footage, screenshots, music, and other elements of our games ("Game Content") to make things like machinima, videos, and other cool things (your "Item(s)"). We'd like to make that easier to do for fans of our games. So long as you can respect these rules, you can use our Game Content to make your Items.

I don't know much about law, but this stuff is usually covered by fair use. The only reason they have a page on what people can and can't do with their content is because most people wouldn't take Microsoft to court over a Youtube video. So they have a bunch of things they will let pass.

This is for using actual Halo content, like screenshots, music etc. But for a game, that copies the distinctive designs of Halo? That is not what this page is talking about. They are screwed.


Last edited by Gonza565 at 25 May 2017 at 5:17 pm UTC
Ads20000 25 May 2017 at 4:56 pm UTC
razing32This looks too much like Halo.
Wonder what MS and their lawyers will do.

Well they reckon it's fine under this: http://www.xbox.com/en-us/developers/rules

Normally I wouldn't think it would work but those rules seem pretty generous for noncommercial use! Perhaps Microsoft didn't have in mind people making entire good-quality free games out of it but can you see anything specific in those rules preventing Installation 01 from doing what they're doing? I don't think they're doing reverse engineering, for example, just recreating?
Ads20000 25 May 2017 at 5:03 pm UTC
Ads20000Normally I wouldn't think it would work but those rules seem pretty generous for noncommercial use!

Having said that, what's Halo Online and why did it get shut down?
madpinger 25 May 2017 at 6:04 pm UTC
I think it's a solid effort, animation/motion could use some work, and well polish I guess in general. It's more than a lot of projects achieve ;)

The legal side, well I'm not qualified nor rich enough to say :3
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