Last edited by Bluedevil70; 07-12-2011 at 01:39 AM. Reason: Reformatting
Last edited by Bluedevil70; 07-12-2011 at 01:40 AM. Reason: Reformatting
Supposebly (& not just because that guy said it on the Youtube video) they were just re-using animations for all the previous weapons they carried to H3. Just placeholders as.... it is an Alpha.
If you are talking about the video just posted, you can see AR, BR, Spikers, Spartan Laser, Sniper, Pistol... Pretty much all human weapons, but I cant read what the game type is.
My favorite thing is the old contrails from the Sniper. The ones from H2, so sexy looking! :nod:
I was referring to the Pimps at Sea version which seems to be the most widely distributed version of the Alpha, used to test online code and such, but I understand what you mean about it being loosely defined.
What I had in mind when I said that were weapons like the Mauler and Flamethrower, which seemed to have been added later into the games development, although I could definitely be wrong. Sorry about that, though, I should have been more clear.
Last edited by Bluedevil70; 12-26-2011 at 03:04 PM. Reason: Typo, Reformatting
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, though, I didn't have the Halo 2 Beta back then when the Xbox Live and PartnerNet for the original Xbox were still up.
Last edited by Bluedevil70; 07-12-2011 at 01:29 AM. Reason: Reformatting
Certain members of ASSEMbler have written patches which remove these checks, allowing you to enter the Multiplayer menus and play the game under the Custom Game option.
This way, you don't need a Developer Kit to play it. I don't think the game still works with PartnerNet, but I can't verify this as 100% true.
The original PNET came down about a week or two before the XBL counterpart from what I recall, just fyi.
The same checks prevent Re-Volt from the Live beta disc from working as well, difference being the checks in Halo 2's beta were easily patched out where as Re-Volt's aren't.
Though I have yet to find Halo 2's beta anywhere due to hoarders.
My feedback thread, since it seems somewhat difficult for people to find.
likewise, the people I know who had it would only share it to ppl who had pnet access that could get on to play wiht them
Just thought I'd post this in case anyone was interested. User sneakyfellow at reddit.com/r/halo just posted a gallery of photos he took from when he was in the Halo 3 Alpha. They can be found here:
Pictures of note include some different models for the way the Assault Rifle and Battle Rifle were held and a very unfinished Rocket Launcher of some sort.
Last edited by Bluedevil70; 05-28-2012 at 01:12 AM. Reason: Formatting
The Halo3 alpha build known as "Pimps at Sea" was a Bungie friends and family test program. It was multiplayer only. You didn't have to be a Bungie employee to play it, but you had to get it from one. For example, if your dad or brother worked there. It was played over public XBL and was downloaded by redeeming a one-time use code. I know some gaming media personnel had access to it as well. Sadly, I never got my hands on a copy. :'(
As for the Halo2 beta, that was for Microsoft employees only. They basically handed the discs out to any one with a valid MSFT employee ID card. It came on a really boring looking disc. It had Zanzibar and maybe one or two other maps. I only ever played Zanzibar on the H2 beta as that map had the mongoose... and the flamethrower... I don't remember the other ones. I'll fire up my box in a while and check.
It did have the theater feature as mentioned by JamesMichael. It also had the headhunter gametype. These two features were... troublesome, and eventually removed. The H2 beta had an epic "blue screen of death" style crash screen. It was bright blue background and said BUG REPORT in bright white, along with some debug info. It was played on PartnerNet.
Last edited by gs37; 05-28-2012 at 04:25 AM. Reason: typo
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