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Sunday, October 19th 2003
What would you like to see on Sector 7?
Posted: 6:27 am by Wolfy -
Today, I have come to ask YOU what you would like to see on Sector 7. I am at a loss of ideas, and need YOUR help! If you have anything that you would like to see on Sector 7, please comment to this news post with your idea, and your e-mail address (for contact perposes, in case of questions, or if we like your idea). We will accept any ideas to be placed, but please, don't abuse this offer. We are willing to listen to everyone.

NOTE: Any spam, or irrelevant posts will be automatically deleted, no questions, at any time without consent of the commenter.

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Friday, October 17th 2003
Halo PC Demo
Posted: 12:32 pm by Wolfy -
For anyone that hasn't grabbed Halo PC for some reason, you can now play it before you buy it (or play some of it). I would recommend getting this demo if you are wondering if it will play on your computer.

As good people, we have a mirror database of websites where you can download the demo. Go here: for this list.

System Requirements (Thanks to Gamers Hell)

Halo requires a personal computer with the following minimum requirements.

* Multimedia personal computer with a 733 MHz or higher processor.
* Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, or Windows XP.
* 128 Megabytes (MB) of RAM.
* 1.3 GB of available hard disk space.
* 8 CD-ROM drive.
* 32 MB 3D hardware-transform-and-lighting-capable video display.
* Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
* Sound card and speakers or headphones.
* DirectX 9.0b (included on CD; see below for installation instructions).

* 56 Kbps modem or LAN for online network play. Broadband required to run a server.
Thursday, October 16th 2003
Posted: 1:52 pm by Wolfy -
Sorry for the odd downtime on a few things. It appears the MySQL server went down today. The MySQL server runs the Poll system, Forums, and the Link Database. But I believe everything is back up, so get posting on the forums!
Carnage A'Plenty
Posted: 11:48 am by Bongo -
Today was a great day for those Halo fans looking for a way to show off their "mad skillz". What opportunity you ask am I talking about. Well, after years of talk, The Halo for Windows Worldwide Tournament has finally been announced! The tournament will kick off on November 15th. All participants must register, so be sure to log on and read the terms if you have any plans of Halo domination! :smile: Play will take place in iGames member centers around the world. For full details be sure to check out the page...

Still have questions about Halo PC? Want to know why they did what they did, and why they did it? Well the opportunity may arise for some players to ask about these "pressing matters" An IRC chat with representatives from Microsoft, Bungie, and Gearbox has been scheduled to take place on October 29 on the channel #CPL on GamesNET. Details about the chat can be found here on the CPL site. Topics will include HaloPC and the CPL Winter Championship coming up in December....

The Halo moding community has been keeping themselves busy, and have just released the SparkEdit 1.1, an Xbox Halo map editor and viewer. You can edit cache files to move player spawns, scenery, weapons, flags, hill placement, and more. The app can be found here, on HaloMods.

UPDATE: Sector 7 would like to point out that the polling system and forums are down for the moment, and would ask that you disregard any irregularities it may cause when viewing the site. The problem is being checked out, and should be resolved shortly :wink:

Chief Editor
Wednesday, October 15th 2003
"We've got a pulse doctor...but it's weak..."
Posted: 12:20 pm by Bongo -
For those of you who think that the Great Halo Scavenger Hunt is over, think again. There's still tons of loot to be won, and while some of the clues may be harder to find and decipher than others, they do exist! Louis Wu from HBO had this to say....

Wow. It looks like folks have pretty much given up on the Great Halo Scavenger Hunt... and that makes me sad. There's a post on our forum that MIGHT summarize what the problem is - but I know that the puzzle is solveable, since several people have solved it already. So here's the deal: we're gonna give you one of the trinkets. This was the first one found, and it was posted on our forum at least twice, so I don't feel too bad giving it away. If you visit Battleground: Halo, and stop by their FAQ, a text search on the page will turn up a question that isn't linked at the top. It's down in the last section, and it asks 'What is the fifth trinket?' and the answer is 'East'. They're not all in plain sight like that - but (with a couple of exceptions) they all mention 'trinket', which should make things a bit simpler. Remember - you're looking for 10 of these, and you're looking on Halo-related websites for them. In the process of finding them, you should ALSO find clues about what to do with them. (At the start, don't worry about what to do with them - just keep track of them. It really will become clearer.) Only 3 of the 28 prizes have been claimed at this point... there is still a LOT of schwag to grab!

While you're on the hunt, why not take a break to look at these "refreshing" posts from Bungie. They appear to have been taken during the BETA stage, but that's not to say that they aren't awesome. Check them out over at! :smile:

Now that we're on the topic of prizes and schwag, a new contest has opened for all those Halo PC fans without the dough to bake the cookies! (Okay, maybe that was a little bit too metaphorical..) Hypothermia is giving away 10 free copies, three of which that are autographed by the Gearbox team, of Halo PC for anyone that wants them! No trinkets, no trivia, no hassle! Just enter the contest (be sure to read the rules that apply), leave your name and email, and you're done! Good luck... :wink:

Chief Editor
Tuesday, October 14th 2003
Word On The Street....
Posted: 12:39 pm by Bongo -
A flurry of Halo PC reviews today, so check 'em out!
Gamer's Pulse

The Halo community got word today of an upcoming Halo tournament ("Halo Fall Brawl"), hosted by Games will be held in Riverside, Rhode Island. The fee is $80/per team, but you can expect tons of cash and cool schwag from Alienware, NVIDIA, Bawls, Dominos, and Dunkin' Donuts to be won. As of now the date is set for Sunday, November 2, at 11:30, so get those thumbs in training! :tongue:

Coming in November, from Joyride - 3" action figures, in 2-piece sets (jackal and MC, or red/blue MCs) and 5-piece sets (5 different-colored MCs, or MC, pair of marines, pair of jackals). Thanks to HBO for the heads up!

Chief Editor
Monday, October 13th 2003
Enemy Down introduce new Halo ladders!
Posted: 12:20 pm by Wolfy -
Gary of sent this in to us today...


Enemy Down introduce new Halo ladders!

Enemy Down, the UK's most active Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat ladders, are proud to announce their support of recently released HALO by Microsoft. With the creation the new Euro Halo Capture the Flag and Euro Team Slayer ladders, HALO clans can be sure that they have a great place to arrange their matches during the nursery years of this fantastic first-person shooter. As one of the most anticipated games of 2003, we here at ED are sure both HALO and ED's new HALO ladders will both be extremely successful!

New HALO clans will be more than welcome in our established community, and of course there will be all the usual communication facilities including forums and a dedicated IRC channel to get your clan started. Plus take advantage of Enemy Down's unique Open Challange system that makes finding matches so much easier. So get along to Enemy Down ( and register your clan today. Remember, the sooner you start playing the quicker you can be racking up the points!
Gary Hockin (spab) on QuakeNet

Background Information

A little bit of history for those of you who don't know us.
Enemy Down was created in January 2002 as a single Counter-Strike ladder by SPIKEdog. Since then the ladder has evolved into 4 seperate UK ladders plus a Euro ladder and a Hostage Map ladder. In July 2003 Day Of Defeat support was added in the form of UK and Euro ladders which were later merged. The website has a fantastic community surrounding its forums and IRC channel. ED is proud to be a gaming organisation the takes a lot of feedback from the players, and is contantly evolving to provide exactly what the community needs.
Posted: 6:56 am by Wolfy -
Added the WOTD today. What it stands for is Wallpaper of the Day. Everyday, there will be a new wallpaper that will be featured. You can simply click the image, and a pop-up window will appear, you chose the resolution in which you would like to download the wallpaper, right-click and press "Save as Wallpaper". Easy as that.

Thanks to for this cool system.
Saturday, December 24th 2005
Happy Holidays!
Posted: 5:12 pm by Jag - Community
It's been sort of a slow news week, but on behalf of the Sector 7 Staff I'd like to wish you guys a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chaunakah, and a Peaceful Kwanza!

Stay safe!

Saturday, December 10th 2005
Bungie WWU
Posted: 4:12 pm by Jag - Weekly Whats Update
I'm a bit late on posting this, but the Bungie WWU is up again this week, without fail. It includes some Xbox 360 issues, and a farewell from Ninja on Fire, and the triumphant return of Shiska!

Go read!