CMT Halo Campaign Mod Released!
Posted by Yoozel at 6/25/2006 1:34 PM PDT
jcap writes:
For those of you who haven’t been following the Halo CE community news, over the past few months, the Custom Map Team (CMT) has been on a mission which no one had gone on before - redesigning Halo’s campaign maps for Halo Custom Edition. Since it was started, every single map has had the addition of new textures, shaders, environments, weapons, vehicles, animations, sounds, and a redesigned HUD. And because it’s the Custom Map Team, everything is 100% user created content.

Weapons such as the upgraded Halo 3-like Assault Rifle, an Anti-Aircraft Rocket Launcher, a new silenced Sniper Rifle, a silenced SMG, and a Battle Rifle with a Grenade Launcher, in addition to every original weapon overhauled. New vehicles such as four new Pelicans, two new Warthogs, a drivable Wraith, and an Apparition have been added. A new, custom biped (Master Chief) has also shown its face in the mod. These are just a few changes/additions, so for a full overview you can either take a look at the final mod pics which can be seen in this post, or you can watch it all in action in the seven minute release trailer, which has its link below.

The mod officially made its public release on June 25, 2006. Even with it mirrored on two servers, they were quickly taken down at 3:00AM EST due to roughly 250 people attempting to download at once.

To view the official CMT release trailer, click here.

All of the maps can be downloaded either individually or as one big map pack here.

To play the maps, you can use the CMT UI as your main menu, designed specifically for these maps with the original Halo Xbox shaders.

Custom intro videos can be retrieved from right here.

For first-time installers, or if you need help installing, follow the CMT’s Maps Installations for Dummies guide.
Git Yer Visual Flair Here! 

Posted by sawnose at 8/25/2010 8:20 PM PDT

Halo 1 PC/Mac, and Marathon 2 XBLA players rejoice!

If you missed the news in the Weekly Update, (scroll down to the section with the orange block of game UI), players of classic Bungie games get a head start on making their Reach lobby appearance shiny by unlocking some special nameplate images.

Two of these need a few extra clicks on your part to become active, so we're letting you get started now - Halo 1 for PC/Mac, and Marathon 2: Durandal for XBLA. To unlock these emblems:

1. Make sure you're signed in to with the account that's linked to the gamertag you want to tie your Halo PC key to. If you tie it to one account, but only played Halo 2 and 3 on a different account, we CAN NOT help you combine them later to get the emblem for playing all 3. Choose wisely! Obviously, this also has to be the gamertag you'll play Reach with.

2. Visit your account page , then click the Game Settings tab, then the Nameplate Settings link below that.

3. Follow the instruction there to unlock your stuff!

4. Wait an agonizingly long 20 days until 9/14 when you get Reach and play it online

5. Return to the same Nameplate Settings page , where you'll be shown all the nameplates available to you, and you can choose one to use. Return there whenever you feel like changing things up.

6. Questions? Problems? Post here

Bungie Day "Deja View" 

Posted by Sketch at 7/6/2010 7:23 PM PDT

Celebrate Bungie Day with Red vs. Blue!

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The Pit: Evolved 

Posted by urk at 9/24/2009 9:12 AM PDT

The Pit get's customized.

If you've got a copy of Halo for PC, you might want to check out this sweet remake of Halo 3's multiplayer map, The Pit.  Attention to detail?  Check.  You should check it out.

YouTube - The Pit Preview

'The Kreative Kollection' 

Posted by urk at 8/14/2009 9:50 AM PDT

So creative it's spelled with a k.

HBO dug up a sweet, ten minute video of Eckosama making a mighty fine collection out of vehicles on Halo's AotCR.  Wanna see the display?  Check it out in HD.


YouTube - Eckosama's Vehicle Collection in AOTCR

Retrograde Episode One: Solitude 

Posted by urk at 7/27/2009 8:57 AM PDT

All by myself.

The dude running the show over at HBO found this pretty sweet retro Machinima shot using Halo.  Not to shabby.  Seven minutes should you decide to give it a watch.  And you should.  It's not like you're doing anything else today.

YouTube - Retrograde Episode One: Solitude


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