What's that you say? You'd like to play Halo 2
on your PC, but you don't have/want Windows Vista? You're in luck then, as Falling Leaf Systems has announced
plans to release software that will allow Windows XP users to play Halo 2
. Not only that, the company is developing similar software for Shadowrun
. To inspire XP users to take the plunge, Falling Leaf is promising a free copy of the compatibility software to those who order either game through their site
. Falling Leaf CEO Brian Thomason concludes the press release with some fighting words: "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."
Assuming this software works as advertised, would you change your mind about picking up either title?