Halo 2 PC multiplayer is shutting down next month!

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#1 Posted by hofuldig (5099 posts) -

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Well darn i still have 3 achievements to go but there are so few players i dont think i would be able to get them......

If anyone has Halo 2 PC better get on and play sommore before they shut it down!

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#2 Posted by vashkey (33784 posts) -
I wonder if achievements will still update on your profile or if all Live feature are being taken down
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#3 Posted by ferret-gamer (17476 posts) -
Game has dedicated servers, i'm pretty sure that people will still play online regardless of whether MS has decided to shut down their services.
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#4 Posted by bonafidetk (3911 posts) -
Game has dedicated servers, i'm pretty sure that people will still play online regardless of whether MS has decided to shut down their services.ferret-gamer
you still need a master server to be able to retrieve data from dedicated servers. MS can shut that down.
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#5 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

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#6 Posted by Wasdie (53469 posts) -

[QUOTE="ferret-gamer"]Game has dedicated servers, i'm pretty sure that people will still play online regardless of whether MS has decided to shut down their services.bonafidetk
you still need a master server to be able to retrieve data from dedicated servers. MS can shut that down.

What he said.

A lot of games have had their master servers shut down when the population disappears.

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#7 Posted by Wasdie (53469 posts) -

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

Cwagmire21

The PC version of Halo 2 didn't sell that well. The Vista only requirement was a real drag and then they stopped selling it after awhile.

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#8 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

Cwagmire21
It's a popular series, but not on PC, Uwe Boll movies are Oscar winners compared to Halo series' sales on PC.
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#9 Posted by hofuldig (5099 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cwagmire21"]

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

DanielDust
It's a popular series, but not on PC, Uwe Boll movies are Oscar winners compared to Halo series' sales on PC.

Wrong. Halo 1 Sold like MAD on PC and still does. last time i checked more than 500 people play it regularly probbly upwards of 1000.
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#10 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
[QUOTE="DanielDust"][QUOTE="Cwagmire21"]

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

hofuldig
It's a popular series, but not on PC, Uwe Boll movies are Oscar winners compared to Halo series' sales on PC.

Wrong. Halo 1 Sold like MAD on PC and still does. last time i checked more than 500 people play it regularly probbly upwards of 1000.

I bet you'd want to believe that is "mad". Halo never sold like anything on PC, 1 had "some" copies sold (not enough to even get mentioned in gaming magazines, that's how important and successful its PC release was) and 2 was a complete failure mentioned only because it was limited to Vista.
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#11 Posted by nutcrackr (13029 posts) -
Never played it online, thought the single player was mediocre at best and had no desire to play it online when other games had my attention.
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#12 Posted by pelvist (6651 posts) -

The same thing happened to Forged Alliance and people are still playing multiplayer. I didnt think anyone played Halo 2 on PC anyway.

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#13 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10051 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cwagmire21"]

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

Wasdie

The PC version of Halo 2 didn't sell that well. The Vista only requirement was a real drag and then they stopped selling it after awhile.

It runs on my PC under Windows 7....
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#14 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24599 posts) -
I don't even know how people played the game. The FOV was like 60. I mean, I generally like a lower fov, but that game had the lowest FOV i've ever seen in a pc release.
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#16 Posted by KHAndAnime (17565 posts) -

[QUOTE="bonafidetk"][QUOTE="ferret-gamer"]Game has dedicated servers, i'm pretty sure that people will still play online regardless of whether MS has decided to shut down their services.Wasdie

you still need a master server to be able to retrieve data from dedicated servers. MS can shut that down.

What he said.

A lot of games have had their master servers shut down when the population disappears.

And then people end up hosting their own master servers. But yea Halo 2 PC was kind of a stinker, I remember when it was just announced. And now it's shutting down. How time flies.
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#17 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"][QUOTE="Cwagmire21"]

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

hofuldig

It's a popular series, but not on PC, Uwe Boll movies are Oscar winners compared to Halo series' sales on PC.

Wrong. Halo 1 Sold like MAD on PC and still does. last time i checked more than 500 people play it regularly probbly upwards of 1000.

I a few months ago when I checked halo 2, it had about 8 players. Halo is indeed the far superior game on pc if you want a match

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#18 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

[QUOTE="Cwagmire21"]

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

ShadowsDemon

The PC version of Halo 2 didn't sell that well. The Vista only requirement was a real drag and then they stopped selling it after awhile.

It runs on my PC under Windows 7....

He means it doesnt run on XP. it was the first game to abandon that OS

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#19 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

[QUOTE="Cwagmire21"]

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

ShadowsDemon

The PC version of Halo 2 didn't sell that well. The Vista only requirement was a real drag and then they stopped selling it after awhile.

It runs on my PC under Windows 7....

he's talking about when it was released..

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#20 Posted by Jebus213 (10011 posts) -
Halo 2 barely had a population on PC. GFWL and making it Vista only is what killed it. Kinda hoped the population would have increased when the Xbox servers shut down. Surprised that it didn't.
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#21 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10051 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"][QUOTE="Wasdie"]

The PC version of Halo 2 didn't sell that well. The Vista only requirement was a real drag and then they stopped selling it after awhile.

wis3boi

It runs on my PC under Windows 7....

He means it doesnt run on XP. it was the first game to abandon that OS

Ah. My mistake.
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#22 Posted by bonafidetk (3911 posts) -

I saw an article with MS claiming that only 20 people still play it. While the game is old, I find that hard to believe as Halo is pretty popular.

Cwagmire21
Halo 1 sold like hotcakes and is still played a lot on the PC. IIRC the custom edition SDK mod version is actually free to play... but dont quote me on that, its a long time since I played Halo 1.
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#23 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

I remember playing Halo 1 on a laptop with a 16mb integrated graphics. It couldn't even make the windows transparent but I still had a lot of fun playing online.