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Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary PC tech review - analysis of The Master Chief Collection version

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  1. reese
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    I'm enjoying the single-player campaign on Linux with Proton 5.0-3, having finally purchased MCC today. Runs wonderfully. I have to turn off EAC when I start it up, but custom multiplayer games...

    I'm enjoying the single-player campaign on Linux with Proton 5.0-3, having finally purchased MCC today. Runs wonderfully. I have to turn off EAC when I start it up, but custom multiplayer games should be available for non-EAC usage. I've heard reports about people getting around EAC to play co-op, but I don't want to get banned. Given all the progress on Linux for this collection in recent months (see this GitHub issue), I have faith there will be EAC support soon-ish.

    As mentioned in the video, I've also noticed some weirdness with the audio, but nothing too bad. The remastered graphics look superb, except for the remastered human character models. Captain Keyes should look older and more dignified, not like Duke Nukem's more refined brother. Thankfully toggling the original graphics is as simple as pressing TAB.

    For some reason in my nostalgia, having played the campaign extensively 18-19 years ago, I forgot about all those pesky red Elites on Legendary....

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    ThyMrMan
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    Various things I can ignore, and it won't impact me too much. But I hate the low fps animations. Like they must have had something they could to make it look better. But the jerkiness just looks...

    Various things I can ignore, and it won't impact me too much. But I hate the low fps animations. Like they must have had something they could to make it look better. But the jerkiness just looks terrible and makes me think it is just straight up broken.

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      seizethegoddamngap
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      When you say the animations, do you mean the in-engine cutscenes? Yeah, they are a little choppy, but I couldn't care less. I am having an absolute blast playing through the campaign.

      When you say the animations, do you mean the in-engine cutscenes? Yeah, they are a little choppy, but I couldn't care less. I am having an absolute blast playing through the campaign.

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      1. ThyMrMan
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        Yea the in-engine cutscenes are my main issue, just looks terrible to me when they are super jerky and choppy.

        Yea the in-engine cutscenes are my main issue, just looks terrible to me when they are super jerky and choppy.

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