Does anyone know whether or not this game can be played against people using XBOXes and XBOX live? In a college setting, the only real point of this game would be that ability. WASD+Mouse rocks! Controllers just dont work in FPSs.
#1. halo isnt LIVE enabled
#2. Check out Http://www.xbconnect.com and see if there on the net Halo for the X works with Pc.
#3. I highly Doubt, since the maps and weapons are new, and would crash the games, unless there was some update on LIVE downloadable Content, so, i really wouldnt recommend putting hopes up.
First of all, I find Halo more comfortable to play with a pad, probably cause I played it so much. Second, the only way to play Xbox-Halo over the Internet is using a third-party program that lets you route the connection through a PC, and even then, you need 128kbit up/down. PC-Halo, on the other hand, uses normal ways to connect to other users. also, since there is no official way to play Xbox-Halo online, there almost definitely won't be some kind of patch.
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The network/internet play feature of Halo PC had to be completely revamped. I actually remember hearing that the company actually wrote the networking code from scratch for it. The Xbox version persumed they were directly hooked up or through a router when it saw another Xbox, that gave it a theoretical max data output of 10Mbits per second(both ways.) A typical Cable internet service offers 128Kbs of upstream(upload) bandwith and approx 1.5Mbit's of downstream bandwith (downloads.) If you ever played Halo through Xbconnect or Gamespy, with 2 or more people, you normally notice horrendous lag, you have to learn to shoot in front of someone to hit them. The Xbox version didnt have to be optimized because it was never meant to be played online. Finally, there is no way to play a PC opponent on an xbox. I think that was way more information than you asked for but oh well.
One more thing...if people got linux running on the xbox, there must be a way to get windows working on it so if you did that it is possible to play Halo PC on Xbox then face other people playing the PC version of Halo. That would be interesting.
I know but its still a neat little project for some one to try. I think the hardest part would be getting drivers for that nvidia chip inside there to get all the DX 8 + 9 features. Can anyone do that?
They would never allow xbox-pc halo (or atleat I hope they wouldn't)... Imagine how cheap it would be for the PC users snipe, or just aim in general. Using a mouse offers a lot more agility compared to an analog stick.