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Subject: Matt's Halo Update 
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 18:06:07 -0700
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From: Matt Soell <matt@bungie.com>
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June 1, 2001

Both Peter and Jason celebrated a birthday today, which only added to the
chaos, but I'm taking a breather from the non-stop party that is Halo's
Development Cycle to bring you these teasing tidbits of trivia:

- Stephen is reworking the flamethrower animation and working out
animations for one of the other weapons added last week.

- Chucky has beaten the pathfinding code into a nearly-final state.

- Matt Segur did lots of sound stuff for Marty and Jay.

- Marty and Jay, thrilled with their new powers, spent the week placing
ambient sounds and looping music tracks - new music, as yet unheard
outside the Bungie offices.  They also have Doppler shifts working.

- Cortana has these nifty light patterns that ripple over her body.

- The Mighty Chris Butcher has done the work necessary for AIs to fight
in midair.  He's also created a bunch of tools for Jaime to use when
populating the human ship and assigning behaviors to its inhabitants.

- Jaime is halfway done with the training level.

- John is busy dealing with some control issues and working with the
Sin-O-MatiXXX team to get a final list of all the mission-specific

- Bernie put in a new lens flare that I have not seen but have heard
wondrous things about.

- Detail objects are back in the game.

- The tank is back in, too.

Matthew Soell
Community Guy / Keeper of the Bungie Way
Bungie Studios