Halo 2 and Shadowrun – Now On XP!

Halo 2 Box ArtHave you been wanting to play Halo 2 and Shadowrun on your PC, but you’re wary of the Vista upgrade? Wouldn’t it be great if those titles were available on XP? Well, Falling Leaf Systems agrees with you.

In a press release today, Falling Leaf Systems announced their intention to provide compatibility software that would allow Windows XP users to play both Halo 2 and Shadowrun. You can preorder either title immediately through the company’s website. Any preorders will be fulfilled by Amazon, and Falling Leaf is promising anyone who preorders either title through their site a free copy of the compatibility software when it becomes available in a few months.

Falling Leaf Systems CEO Brian Thomason said, “Microsoft has, in typical Microsoft fashion, decided to launch their forced migration onslaught in full force with the release of two games that will only run on Windows Vista. First they claim that it was impossible to implement DirectX 10 compatibility atop Windows XP, and now they also want us to believe that they couldn’t successfully launch two DirectX 9 based titles on XP either. We plan to expose both theories as patently false.”

This is definitely a case of a little guy taking on Microsoft. I wonder what the Redmond response will be to this. What do you guys think?

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5 Comments on Halo 2 and Shadowrun – Now On XP!


On June 11, 2007 at 9:35 pm

Wonder how long until M$ puts a stop to this?


On June 11, 2007 at 11:34 pm

wootwoot! another person against Microsoft’s push towards forced migration. Screw Vista(for now) :razz:


On June 11, 2007 at 11:40 pm


Don’t you mean buy out?

I mean honestly, if that company is going to make money by doing this… M$ would most likely buy them and say


because they were probably honest when they thought it couldnt be done on XP…

and next thing you know the headline is “M$ BUYS COMPANY AND CLAIMS TO HAVE MASTERED MAGIC!”


On June 24, 2007 at 9:04 pm

This is MS (Money $uc****g) new tactics to push vista…


On December 15, 2007 at 8:16 am

Microsoft just wants to make Vista be the OS of a lifetime and they think this attempt will work! :evil: