updated 03:45 pm EDT, Wed August 16, 2006
Universal Halo released
Destineer's MacSoft unit on Wednesday announced that the Universal version of Halo for Macintosh has been released, running natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs. Halo for Macintosh, originally released in 2003, is an extensive rewrite of the original Halo code, according to the company. MacSoft said that will not be releasing a patch; however, owners of the original Mac version of Halo can either obtain the full Universal version on CD or via the internet: MacSoft will send out a new Halo disc to registered owners for $10 (shipping & handling, registration number required). The game is available for free on CD to those who purchased Halo for Macintosh after January 1st, 2006. A digital download is also available online from the MacGameStore. The download, which contains an entire CD worth of data, requires users to burn the image to CD media in order to play. Owners must supply their registration number and pay $5 for the download. The Universal version requires an 800MHz or faster G4/G5/Intel processor, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher, and a 32MB AGP video card (GeForce 2MX/ATI 7500 or better).