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Halo

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Bungie
Release Date: Sept. 30, 2003

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'Halo' - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT

Halo, enhanced for play on the PC, contains all the action-packed combat and thrilling gameplay that made it a smash hit. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons and vehicles, Halo delivers challenges and surprises as well as intense online multiplayer competition exclusively for the PC.

Get the Halo Dedicated Server off Worthplaying (106mb)

The file you are downloading, or are about to download, is a self-extracting file. Installation is extremely simple:

1. Double-click HaloPC_DS.exe to extract the files to a folder on your hard disk. (e.g. C:HaloPC_DS)

2. Double-click C:halopc_DShalopc_reg.reg file.

3. Run haloded.exe.

The .REG file will install only for the current user so you should install and run the dedicated server logged on as the same user on your computer.

Configuration is handled through the init.txt and mapcycle.txt files in this version. Samples have been provided to run a few maps and get you up and running very quickly. The text files can be modified to include more features, different server name, maps used and game variations.

You can get a listing of the different console commands by pressing the TAB key within the console window and then using "help command" (where command is actually one of the console commands listed) to get specific help on a command.
Upcoming release

Within the next week or so, we will release an updated dedicated server. These changes are to be expected:

- Support for multiple instances.
- RCON support.
- Much more complete setup and operation instructions.

We’ve created a forum on http://www.gearboxsoftware.com specifically for dedicated server operators. The dedicated server engineers will be browsing the forum and answering questions as they come. Once again, this is a pre-release of the Halo PC Dedicated Server and we are doing this to support our community and provide gamers with quality game servers for online play. Please do not contact the Microsoft Customer Support about any dedicated server issues. This is an unsupported feature.

Thanks for your interest in Halo PC and see you online!

Bungie & Gearbox

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