Posted on September 21, 2007,

Halo 3: How-To & FAQs

Halo 3 LogoMore Halo 3 information overload. Circuits failing…. can’t… stand… the…

Seriously, I think I’ve reached the point where even =I= have become nauseated by the Halo 3 infection. Permeating through the air like thick Californian smog, right now, you can’t avoid seeing or hearing something relating to the seemingly overrated franchise. The beast has certainly taken a life of its own. Will the madness ever cease?

Hang in there. In fact, go out and distract yourself temporarily with a viewing of Superman: Doomsday. Fight awesome with another kind of awesome.

Jokes aside, there is some useful info over at Bungie.net to prepare those anticipating the Halo 3 release. Bungie are providing a series of How-To and FAQs. Thus far, Bungie have covered 4 topics:

Halo 3 How-To: Forge Basics
Halo 3 How-To: Forge Object Editing
Halo 3 How-To: Advanced Forge Editing
Halo 3 How-To: Saved Films (with ViDOC)

Forge being the Halo 3 equivalent to Gary’s Mod for Half-Life 2, and the Saved Films feature being an editable form of in-game demo recording. Both features are linked to Bungie’s Gamer Space (think MySpace) for Halo 3. Basically, any screenshots, forge modes, or demos you record in Halo 3 can be publicly shared with anyone via Bungie’s website. There are some caveats though, like the Saved Films aren’t exactly true videos (but can be made videos with some know-how). Saved Films are actually just recorded game data describing the player position, movement, and camera position (go read about it). Bungie are hoping any average player will have the knack for making some funny or creative films using this feature (or creating forge modes for that matter).

If anything, it’s a constructive way to kill time while you are waiting for the 25th to roll around. Since none of the How-To or FAQs on Bungie’s site have anything to do with the single player plot, you can also enjoy learning a new thing or two about advanced Halo 3 features, spoiler-free.

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