View Full Version : Bungie to update Halo PC with server fix

May 12th, 2014, 22:35
Halo developer Bungie has been working with fans on a patch for the original game's PC version, in order to keep its multiplayer servers online post-GameSpy server shutdown.http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/6/7/6/4/9/4/bungie-to-update-halo-pc-with-server-fix-13998919936.jpg/EG11/resize/300x-1/quality/70/format/jpg
An update to the game and to its Custom Edition is in the works thanks to Bungie developer Roger Wolfson and a small group of fans, Halo-Fixes (http://halo-fixes.findforum.net/t3-internet-lobby-will-get-fixed#3) revealed."A small group has been quietly preparing for the shutdown of the GameSpy Master Server (which provides the list of Halo servers) and they are finally ready to discuss their work. The group consists of Roger Wolfson aka Sawnose (of Bungie), Btcc22 (of HAC2), Kornman00 (of OpenSauce) and myself, Technut (of PQ Clan)."As a result of their work, especially Btcc22 and Roger, Bungie will be releasing version 1.0.10 of Halo PC and Halo CE soon, which will include the fix for the Lobby!"Hosting service GameRanger announced last week (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-05-07-gameranger-battles-to-keep-multiplayer-alive-after-gamespy-server-shutdown) it was stepping in to ensure Halo - and other titles such as Star Wars Battlefront 2 - remain online.A lobby service, GameRanger works across multiple titles to let users host and join games.But Bungie's update will mean Halo PC should have its own integrated lobby/matchmaking service.The GameSpy server shutdown has been affecting scores of titles - more than 50 EA games will go offline (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-05-12-50-ea-games-will-have-their-servers-shut-down) at the end of next month, for example.