NEWS - Friday, August 24, 2001
Weekly Halo UpdateIts that time of the week again and apparently bungie has been teaching jackals how to use guns.
Chris Butcher continued to solidify the framerate and also taught the Jackals to use the overcharger on their plasma pistols. The Bear made vehicle-on-vehicle collisions work nicely. Jason insisted that I refrain from naming the CD he was listening to. Tons of little graphical fixes...explosions look better, the pistol zoom now has the same nifty blurring effect as the sniper zoom, skies on many missions were improved and theres a slew of geometry fixes just about everywhere you look. Other artists are adding detail to the levels with decals and objects...look for the bulletin board. Were doing a second and in some cases third pass on multiplayer levels and textures, trying to make things look and play better. Multiplayer-specific sounds ("Red Team has your flag" and so forth) are now hooked up. Tyson claims to have "subjected a voice actor to a horrible fiery death." Unfortunately I cant talk about the details until the statute of limitations runs out.
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