Grimman helped out plenty...the missing textures are only in the first level. I'm definitely preordering this from EB! If I could say anything about this game to anyone, GET IT. Single player improvements aren't anything compared to what the multiplayer will be like!
And anyway, if people could just be arsed to play through the first level they'd notice it right away... the missing textures being only on level1 that is.
And as for the beta itself, while it doesn't really offer much in the frame-rate area, I'd definetely say it's worth a try. I have a GeForce3 myself, but at 640x480 with most of the stuff turned off (save for particles and such) it both looks good and performs acceptably. I'd guess the problem isn't JUST my hardware, but it's a considerable part. The beta is restricted to the first few levels (before Assault on the Control Room), and is NOT compatible with the XBOX-version's maps... you don't have to try, you can take my word for that.
Being a die-hard Halo-fan (without an XBOX, hehe) I am SO gonna buy this. Pre-order if I can... and now... time to play some Halo. ;D
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS