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Halo 2 on Windows 8?

Halo 2 on Windows 8?

Postby Lord Chabelo » Thu May 30, 2013 7:36 am

So I am itching to upgrade my operation system to Windows 8 so I can get some WIn 8 achievements, but Halo 2 keeps holding me back. Anyone know if you can run Halo 2 on Windows 8? I have 975/1000 GS on Halo 2 GFWL and would like to go back an finish it some time (stupid, infuriating, annoying Scarab Gun achievement) I read something about the game running on Windows 8, but not being able to connect to Live on Windows 8. Can someone confirm or deny this?
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Re: Halo 2 on Windows 8?

Postby Mattism » Thu May 30, 2013 10:42 am

As far as I know it will run on Windows 8. I remember back when we were boosting the online achievements for this that a guy was running Win 8 and playing it. The only issue he was having was the the function keys were not lining up correctly. He was able to play online with it. Now this is coming from someone I boosted with. I dont know the person so I can not confirm it without a shadow of a doubt.
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Re: Halo 2 on Windows 8?

Postby gameaddict » Thu May 30, 2013 1:34 pm

I would say just get the Scarab achievement before you upgrade, if you do it in one go it only takes around 10 minutes whereas if you do indeed have problems connecting to GFWL on Windows 8 that problem in itself will already take up more time then the Scarab achievement itself. ;)
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Re: Halo 2 on Windows 8?

Postby Lord Chabelo » Thu May 30, 2013 2:51 pm

gameaddict wrote:I would say just get the Scarab achievement before you upgrade, if you do it in one go it only takes around 10 minutes whereas



Not 10 min at all. Last time I tried I used the Sputnik skull method and I could never get the right jump (mostly overshot) and tried that for about an hour and half before giving up.
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Re: Halo 2 on Windows 8?

Postby gameaddict » Thu May 30, 2013 3:38 pm

Lord Chabelo wrote:
gameaddict wrote:I would say just get the Scarab achievement before you upgrade, if you do it in one go it only takes around 10 minutes whereas



Not 10 min at all. Last time I tried I used the Sputnik skull method and I could never get the right jump (mostly overshot) and tried that for about an hour and half before giving up.


No need for any skulls, just use the method were you lure a banshee into the tunnel and then hijack it just before the transitional cutscene starts, so you can just fly towards the Scarab gun when you regain control.
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Re: Halo 2 on Windows 8?

Postby zzUrbanSpaceman » Thu May 30, 2013 5:06 pm

gameaddict wrote:I would say just get the Scarab achievement before you upgrade, if you do it in one go it only takes around 10 minutes whereas if you do indeed have problems connecting to GFWL on Windows 8 that problem in itself will already take up more time then the Scarab achievement itself. ;)


OTOH if he's running Windows 8 and needs GFWL, he's going to need to troubleshoot any problems that arise anyway....
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Re: Halo 2 on Windows 8?

Postby Facial La Fleur » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:46 am

Took me several tries to get the banshee method to work for me. Such a pain in the ass. Was the last achievement I got. :lol:
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