Halo Online project status (Jan 2016)

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Halo Online project status (Jan 2016)

Unread postby PÕQ~Technut » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:26 am

Edit: Updated to reflect the release of 0.5.0 on Jan 15

There have been some significant changes since we originally posted about Halo Online back in March 2015. The game is going to be something like Halo 3, but for PC instead of Xbox.

The alpha/beta phase of the Official (and only for Russia) free-to-play version of the game has ended. But surprisingly it has not led to a production version... yet. Instead the project is going back into development. Here's the translated official statement:
Servers will be switched off on Friday, December 25th. We are faced with a number of issues that are critical to the project, so along with 343 Industries, we decided to stop the tests and significantly change the game client. Finalization will take a few months, exactly how much - is unknown.


But it's not all bad news. The unofficial version for the rest of us (called ElDorito / ElDewrito) has had a lot of work put into it by various unofficial modders/developers and is at beta version 0.4.11.2 now. It is playable but many people are waiting for the 0.5 release which is supposed to be much improved (and is taking forever to come out). At this point it is possible to host multiplayer games from in-game (similar to Halo PC without a server). Dedicated servers are not yet supported, but are planned.

What is ElDorito? It is the original unofficial mod project that made it possible to use the Halo Online files to explore the maps and play on a LAN or VPN.
What is ElDewrito? It is a second unofficial mod project that adds the ability to play multiplayer online and to host games online. It also includes a software updater to install the latest files and it's the program you use to launch Halo Online.
Where can I get more information? These links should get you going:
Getting Started - https://a.pomf.cat/btkazi.pdf (updated Jan 16)
Reddit Wiki - https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloOnline/wiki/index
Reddit Discussion - https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloOnline/

If you try it out, let us know what you think! Here: viewtopic.php?f=144&t=26837
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Re: Halo Online project status (Jan 2016)

Unread postby Grunt » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:29 pm

Amazing, Can't Wait To See Whats Planned For The Future!

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Re: Halo Online project status (Jan 2016)

Unread postby PÕQ~Technut » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:09 am

Updated the first post to indicate that version 0.5.0 has been released (Jan 15).

Also, there is now discussion of a new mod project called "Anvil Online" which will be another unofficial release at a later date. I'll post about it when there are some details. Could be awhile.
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Re: Halo Online project status (Jan 2016)

Unread postby PÕQ~MrZybez » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:51 pm

Currently Halo Online / Eldewrito 0.5.0.2 is out and works very well. In fact it has over 500+ players on each day around 6PM Mountain Time. Its really easy to get and install. They added a few classic Halo 3 maps as well. Ive been playing it for the past few days, also it was even featured on multiple news and reddit outlets. Its been getting alot of attention. I think that if it continues 343i may be forced to release Halo 3 PC to snatch up the hype train currently building.

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