Halo: Combat Evolved 1.0x

Category: Main > Games > 1st Person Shooter > Halo: Combat Evolved > 1.0x

NameHalo: Combat Evolved
License Retail
Votes 11
Wine Version1.7.18
Maintainers of this version:
Versions 1.0 to 1.09, where 1.08 and above don't need to have CD to run (therefore rendering Wine copy-protection issues... non-issue).
Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Oh so close, almost everything. Graphics are flawless, no glitches, full speed even with full AA and AF on my 8800GTS. No hud problems, screen lined up properly.

Installer ran flawlessly too.

What does not

Sound. Just doesn't work with ALSA or OSS as I have tried on my PC.

The mouse doesn't move correctly.. it moves extremely slowly then suddenly jumps halfway across the screen. This makes the game completely unplayable! Really unfortunate.. so close to being perfect!

I had issues loading it up fullscreen, I loaded it up with in a Wine desktop to get it working (it just stayed over my wallpaper, leaving the top and bottom Gnome bars over the top.)

What was not tested
Nothing, I tested all aspects of the game (however did not play from start to finish).

Additional Comments

"wine explorer /desktop=Halo,1024x768 halo"
Launch it with that and it will load up in a window fine.

I rated it gold merely because of how awesome it ran, even though it was semi-unplayable. It was.. kind of playable, but you would only be able to play on Easy.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowFedora 20 x86_64May 15 20141.7.18 Yes Yes Silver Zachary J 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 04 20131.6-rc4 Yes Yes Platinum Serge Hooge 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Dec 14 20121.5.18 Yes Yes Gold Carlos Rodriguez 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 14 20121.5.17 N/A Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 02 20121.4-rc6 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23048 Unreal Tournament 3 fails and locks up UNCONFIRMED View

Running full game:
  1. Install mfc42 - for example, with winetricks:
    winetricks mfc42
  2. Insert the CD, or mount the ISO:
    mount -oloop Halo.iso /cdrom
  3. Launch the setup:
  4. Run the updater to patch Halo, which now includes no-cd:
    ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Games/Halo/haloupdate.exe
  5. Run the game. The working directory must be the Halo directory.
    cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Games/Halo
Running trial:

Installing 'halotrialsetup.exe' into a clean wineprefix should work fine with wine-1.3.37.

To run the game, the working directory must be the Halo Trial directory, e.g.

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Games/Halo\ Trial/
wine halo.exe


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

One way to fix
by Zachary J on Thursday May 15th 2014, 19:58
I found this solution after I got so frustrated when this error occurred constantly after upgrading to Fedora 20. Disabling prelink solved this problem. The procedure is as follows. You need to follow the first two steps as root, and know how to use a console editor and run a console command.

1. Disable prelink by editing the file /etc/sysconfig/prelink:
2. Undo the prelink by executing the command /etc/cron.daily/prelink
3. Reboot
4. Try the game. If the error still occurs, go to step 3

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Works with Wine 1.7.4
by Carlos Rodriguez on Friday December 20th 2013, 8:18
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.4 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.13 (.run package)
Kubuntu 13.10 32Bit - Kernel PAE
CPU: AMD Fusion A4 3300 2.5Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)

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Weird glitch?
by matthew abalde on Wednesday November 20th 2013, 19:21
I booted up Halo CE and when it loaded, the main menu looks like this I tried changing the settings but the buttons would not show text. Anyone have a fix?

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Active camouflage fix
by Howy on Wednesday October 30th 2013, 14:04
Wine is, like Windows, affected by a bug where Halo doesn't render shaders as well on Nvidia hardware. The most visible symptom is that the active camouflage is only using transparency instead of the proper way where it is using a pretty neat shader.
The Windows fix is based on making Halo believe it is running on an ATI card, which is not so complicated within Wine. Loosely based on the Windows fix, enter these into the registry:
As DWORD: "HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\VideoPciDeviceID" = "724b"
As DWORD: "HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\VideoPciVendorID" = "1002"
If your Halo is in a more vast prefix, it is recommended to specify it exclusively for the halo.exe as this fix may have the potential to burn your house down.
This picture will display the basic improvement:

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Can't seem to get mfc42 to install
by Alec Arsov on Monday August 12th 2013, 11:18
I'm not sure exactly what's at issue here I ran winetricks mfc42 prior to install hit yes on the german EULA and ended up with this in the command line:

Executing w_do_call mfc42
Executing load_mfc42
Executing wine /Users/Alec/Library/Caches/winetricks/vcrun6/vc6redistsetup_deu.exe /T:C:\windows\Temp\_mfc42 /c
vcredist.exe not found

Despite this I continued to try and install Halo and after entering the CD-Key got the "Cannot load pidgen.dll" error indicating that mfc42 did indeed fail to install

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Graphics problem
by Bob Jacob on Monday December 17th 2012, 19:38
I'm currently running on engine CXG 7.2 Every other engine i've tried comes up with an error stating that it "cannot allocate required memory. some other applications has loaded where halo needs to be located." That aside, the game opens fine, the opening videos work fine, but as soon as i get to the main menu the graphics are all screwed up. The sound works fine however. Any one else get this or know how to fix it?

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Installer hangs: Oneiric, Wine 1.3.28
by Isaac Sutherland on Tuesday December 27th 2011, 13:25
I've documented my issue here:

Any ideas what is causing this?

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Help :(
by Zach Smith on Monday August 15th 2011, 4:00
I get this error when i run the halo.exe(game) in terminal
What does it mean?

zach@System:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Halo$ ./halo.exeerr:setupapi:create_dest_file failed to create L"C:\\windows\\system32\\mscoree.dll" (error=80)
err:ole:CoCreateInstance apartment not initialised
err:devenum:DEVENUM_RegisterQuartz Failed to register Quartz. Error was 0x800401f0)
fixme:system:SetProcessDPIAware stub!
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0xa80e914, overlapped 0xa80e918): stub
wine: configuration in '/home/zach/.wine' has been updated.
fixme:ddraw:DirectDrawEnumerateExA flags 0x00000001 not handled
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32d4b0,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32cf94,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32c9b8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32caa8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:devenum:DEVENUM_ICreateDevEnum_CreateClassEnumerator Category {33d9a761-90c8-11d0-bd43-00a0c911ce86} not found
fixme:dxdiag:ProcessCommandLine /t unimplemented
fixme:imm:ImmDisableIME (-1): stub
fixme:advapi:RegisterEventSourceW ((null),L"Halo"): stub
fixme:advapi:ReportEventA (0xcafe4242,0x0001,0x0000,0x000003e8,(nil),0x0005,0x0000004f,0x5dd83c,0x5dd3f4): stub
fixme:advapi:ReportEventW (0xcafe4242,0x0001,0x0000,0x000003e8,(nil),0x0005,0x0000004f,0x1343e8,0x5dd3f4): stub
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"halo.exe"
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L""
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"unknown"
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L""
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"0014c773"
fixme:advapi:DeregisterEventSource (0xcafe4242) stub

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Cannot allocate required memory. Some application has loaded where Halo wants to be located.
by Chase Tarson on Tuesday April 26th 2011, 20:10
Using packaged with WineBottler running Wine 1.2.2, I was able to install and update Halo. However, upon clicking on halo.exe, at /users/name/wine files/program files/microsoft windows/halo/halo.exe.

I was able to update to 1.0.9 Halo, however when I try to run the Halo.exe, it gives me this error. Help would be appreciated.

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CD Mount location
by Damian Pound on Thursday March 24th 2011, 16:05
Halo among many other games require disc checking and to let the game check for the disc, you need to provide Wine with the path to the disc's mount location. The problem is that some distributions use the disc's label to name the mount location, so to avoid this follow my mini-guide:
Just copy/paste everything but the comments into terminal and it should work, except the last two commands, those require the GUI.
sudo -i
#Create mount location and allow everyone to use it
cd /media/
mkdir cdrom
chmod 777 cdrom
#Append some stuff to fstab to mount the disc drive at /media/cdrom
echo -e "\n#This is for mounting disc drive to a consistent location\n/dev/sr0 media/cdrom iso9660 users,ro,exec,suid 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
#verify it is correct
gedit /etc/fstab
#open wine configuration and add /media/cdrom to the Drives list

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Full working halo!!!
by Alex Aranow on Monday February 14th 2011, 19:56
Try using this version of halo that i patched myself!!
It totally works on my Ubuntu 10.10, full video, mouse and sound!
yes the file is large but i made it portable!
just open with a archiving program that supports RAR and extract it, and run haloce.exe (make sure run as program is checked.)

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Jerky mouse
by Chris on Saturday December 25th 2010, 17:54
I installed Halo last night because my GF and I had been playing it on an Xbox we got for her brother for xmas, and I was hoping to be able to play through the co-op game on our desktops. Unfortunately not, but that's another story.

Everything worked pretty well as far as installation, starting the game (fullscreen even) etc. However, as several people here (and elsewhere) have pointed out, there are some mouse issues with the game. After hours of twiddling I've got it pretty well nailed down I think.

I'm relatively sure the problem is more in how the game was coded with respect to vsync and the respective interaction between vsync/D3D/Wine's OpenGL layer. I don't believe there is a whole lot wine devs can do to fix this 'problem' (just my opinion though).

Some of the suggestions here and elsewhere about RenderTargetLockMode and turning off Specular lighting didn't do much for me. Turning off the lighting probably helps with the framerate, which may help if you have a machine that can't consistantly push 60+ fps.

If you set the game to run in '30fps' mode, the mouse jerkiness mostly disappears but mouse movement is still overly sensitive. I found the smoothest running settings were to ensure that my video card was honoring vsync (nvidia in my case) and to set the game to run using vsync. Use CTL+F12 in-game to check to your FPS to ensure it's being capped at the refresh rate of your monitor. This will dramatically reduce mouse jerkiness. Some jerkiness would come back here and there when the framerate would dip below the refresh rate.

Also, in my case, my window manager's mouse acceleration and threshold settings carried over to Halo, making the mouse overly sensitive even on it's lowest settings. As a fix, I created a script to start Halo with. Below is the simple script:


xset m 1 1
__GL_SYNC_TO_VBLANK=1 wine halo.exe
xset m default

This results in pretty smooth gameplay on my system @ 1440x900 (X4 610 @ 3.2ghz, 9800GT, wine 1.3.10). Note for ATi users, you'll need to figure out how to force VBLANK for opengl, as the above environmental variable is probably nvidia only.

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Game video is toast
by Steven Saus on Monday December 6th 2010, 18:55
Same problems as Rich below (Ubuntu 10.04, Wine 1.3.8) - installer works flawlessly, intro graphics work fine, especially using the -window switch. And then it's a black screen with the background music.

The best performance I got (at least for the intro was with this commandline:

wine halo.exe -console -window -width640 -UseFF

I would get a running background terminal of this error:

fixme:d3d:context_check_fbo_status FBO status GL_FRAMEBUFFER_UNSUPPORTED (0x8cdd)
fixme:d3d:context_check_fbo_status Location SFLAG_INTEXTURE (0x40).

(There's more, all the same kind of thing.)exit

The -safemode switch reliably crashed the game even before a single intro video loaded.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Halo Upside Down
by Matt on Thursday August 12th 2010, 15:19
Has anyone had a similar problem?
Halo plays smoothly but is flipped upside down so moving the mouse down goes towards the top of the screen and your (Master Cheif's) feet are on the top of the screen.

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Installation Video
by Jake ward on Sunday July 25th 2010, 3:57

Quick video showing how to install the game, Also showing online gameplay towards end

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Gameplay video
by Jake ward on Tuesday March 23rd 2010, 12:33

Showing the game with the mouse still playing up

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Just so you know
by Ken Cluck on Tuesday February 23rd 2010, 19:54
When I installed Halo in Slackware 13 I couldn't click any of the buttons to install. All I had to do was install it in a Virtual Machine than copy it over to the host computer and it worked fine. :)

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haloupdate.exe crashes in 1.1.34
by Sean Jodrey on Tuesday December 15th 2009, 10:49
Halo PC sound and graphics are great in 1.1.34 (for me?), controls are still very sloppy. Can't update the game to play online because the updater crashes with an unhandled exception.

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Mini 10v Karmic
by Rich on Wednesday November 4th 2009, 9:07

Has anyone had a go at getting Halo to work on the Dell Mini 10v, i read somewhere that quite a few people play it in XP on their minis so just wondered if it would work in Ubuntu under wine.

So far ive installed the game and the intro vids will play but the menu is just a blank black screen with the music playing in the background, i can skip through the menu (pressing enter) and the sound effects will paly for the cryo tube scene at the start....

Im using wine 1.1.32 and am totally stuck, have tried running it with the following flags -

-vidmode 1024,600,60 (screen res of my mini 10v)
-use00 (also tried -useff and -use11)

Anyone got any other suggestions?



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No More Mouse Lag!
by Kyle on Tuesday July 7th 2009, 2:14
Hi guys,
My dream came true, I got HALO to run very very smooth. I'm using GeForce GTX 260 and 190.09 on x86_64 GNU/Linux and Wine 1.1.25. I tried the dinput mouse trick but it did not work at all for me. Currently I'm gaming at 1920x1200 and have AA16x and AF16x enabled. I had to enable VSYNC (Sync to VBlank) on all OpenGL apps in Nvidia X Server Settings -> OpenGL Settings and I also had to turn on VSYNC within HALO options. Also with 1.1.25 I can turn masterchief all 360 degrees around! That's it!

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Mouse stops
by Tibi on Sunday May 24th 2009, 14:55
I followed the instructions above to install the game and used dinput8 as native to get rid of that mouse lag. Movement is smooth now,but I can't spin the cursor for more than about 60-90 degrees horizontally (vertical seems fine,though). It just stops at the 2/3 or at the middle of the screen and won't budge any further.
Unchecking the "Allow the window manager to control the window" box didn't help. Resolution is 1280*1024,both game and desktop.
I'm running Wine 1.1.21 on Interpid.
Any ideas?

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Mouse lag
by Ionel Vasile on Saturday May 16th 2009, 6:12
I'm not sure what caused it to stop, but it's either the latest version of wine as of now (1.1.21), going in my mouse settings and setting both the sensitivity and acceleration exactly at the middle, or not allowing the window manager to control the windows. However, you may try either of those and I can guarantee there will be no mouse lag.

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Mouse Lag
by smitty on Tuesday April 21st 2009, 13:49
The mouse lag is just horrible. I tried adjusting the settings in game and on my mouse. It is practically unplayable! You might be able to play the campaign like that but, no way will you be any good online. Just boot into windows if you want to play this one.

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Need Help with halo Please!
by Dark on Sunday April 5th 2009, 1:08
ok i have halo installed and it works very well with one single solitary exception...... its very...very...very...... SLOW!

please help me to get this to run at a maintainable Frame Rate...

please post all you information here

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Direct3D error / Irremediable error
by pol on Wednesday March 4th 2009, 15:56

I have installed Halo like it's explained in the howto and all the installation worked fine. But when I try to launch the game I have an error, it's an error in french so I will try to translate it ^^

Irremediable error: A problem appeared during the initialization of directD. It's possible that the acceleration material is deactivated. Please execute DXDIAG.

And I can't launch the game... I tried to install directx with winetricks but I have an error...


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Weird rendering problem
by Justin Soulia on Friday August 29th 2008, 17:55
I installed and ran Halo on my system today (and also updated it to 1.08 :D), and I encountered a very strange rendering glitch. When I run the game, the menu is all black, NO text or menu elements, and the Halo itself is not in view until it pans across the entire screen.

Also, I managed to start a campaign game (since if you press enter you do get the text for the menu's after the main menu, if that makes sense). It seems that only the map geometry and it's textures will load; the sky, characters, and anything that wasn't physically built into the map geometry is invisible. Radiosity lighting still seems to have effects though.

I'm running Kubuntu 8.04 (KDE4 Remix) with WINE 1.1.3, using a GeForce 4000MX video card (so obviously meaning it's limited to fixed function capabilities; no vertex shaders or specular effects), using the NVIDIA accelerated graphics drivers, version 96.43.05-pkg1.

I have a feeling that it is a result of the older graphics drivers, but I'm not sure if the more recent ones support my older card. This occurred with WINE 0.9.59 for me on Kubuntu 7.10.

I'd so love to get to play this game, it's the only one I run that has major issues :(. I'll upload a screenshot later.

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no-cd crack
by Cory on Friday August 29th 2008, 16:44
I didn't have to install a no-cd crack using wine 1.0.0 on frugalware-current. However, I had to set d: to point to /mnt/cdrom in winecfg and play with the CD in the drive.

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Halo 1.08 no disc check
by Arvin Sonuhi on Sunday August 10th 2008, 9:00
I'm gonna try Halo with wine 0.9.42 (last version that worked perfectly with halo) on Kubuntu 7.04/7.10 and get online. No cracks required for Halo 1.08. This obviously means you get to play in the standard Halo servers from within Linux.

I'll create test data when I've done it. I'm crossing fingers that nothing will get in the way.

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by David Drahos on Tuesday July 22nd 2008, 20:31
I installed the game and ran it perfect in crossover. But now it's going on about a corrupt shaders\vsh.bin, which can't be true cause it worked with another wine derivative. I am not using Halo CE, but Halo Custom Edition. It's the same game minus the single player.

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by Young Chulo on Wednesday June 18th 2008, 20:14
I don't know if any of you know this, and I don't know if this will work with wine, but I used this when I ran on Windows, you can completely and safely bypass copy protection without having to use a crack with a program called 5Star Game Copy, you can get it from if you don't want to buy it, you'll have to find a serial on your own :)
PS with wine version 1, I got halo to install with no errors at all, I remember with wine version 0.9.54 I think it was, I used to get all kinds of errors, like it saying it needed some kind of installer app, and some dll's missing

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SOLVED: haloupdate.exe error
by Jesse Fox on Friday June 13th 2008, 23:55
my system info
OS: Gentoo Linux
Kernel: 2.6.24-gentoo-r8 kernel (i686)
wine version: 1.0-rc4

Hey all, hopefully this will help some of you if you're having update errors that i was.

Halo installed fine for me - not sure what version of wine i initially installed it on, but it was recent (less than 2 months ago). The game would start but i didnt test much further than that since you needed to update to 1.07 to play online.

this is where my problem was. haloupdate.exe started fine, would download the patch, but then error before completing the update.

i checked haloupdate.txt to see what was happening and it appeared as though chktrust.exe would take the downloaded patch as a parameter to verify it in some way. It was at this point that the update would fail. something like "chktrust.exe _halopat.dat returned 1: FAILED".

i wrote a small program (if you'd call it that) to try and solve this problem.

using namespace std;

int main(int argc, char * argv[])
return 0;

i then cross compiled it with
i686-mingw32-g++ main.cpp -o chktrust.exe

rename the original chktrust.exe in your Halo directory to something else and replace it with this new homemade one.

I then ran haloupdate.exe again and it finished with no errors.

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Virtual desktop?
by Ty on Tuesday June 10th 2008, 16:06
I want to run Halo in a small virtual desktop, as shown in many screens! How do I do this, and how do I force halo to run at my desired resolution (an example would help...)?


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Can't change graphic settings.
by superppl on Friday May 16th 2008, 14:48
Hey guys, I can't change graphics settings that require a "restart" in the game. If I try to, then the screen will just go black, but sound still works. I've been playing the game on default settings and so far everything works gameplay wise, and the mouse is a little too sensitive even on "1".
The resolution is stuck on the default 800x600, which is kinda annoying because my widescreen monitor doesn't support it, and in windowed mode the mouse keeps leaving the game.
Using the option -vidmode results in an error window that reads "success", but the resolution stays the same.
Does anyone have any ideas how I can change the resolution?

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by Kevin Lange on Sunday April 27th 2008, 12:20
It seems there are some problems with Mesa on Intel, they still persist in 7.0.3. I reported the problem as requested, I'd love to see them fix it.

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Wine's crazy
by Lo Cox on Wednesday December 12th 2007, 1:29
Hey everyone my wine's totally crazy, here's what happens when I try to install Halo:

If I run it on superuser mode I get the "Cannot load PidGen.dll" - even though mfc42.dll has been properly placed in my system32 folder.

If I run it with my login the setup tells me it can't create the folders or copy the files.

Does anybody know what's wrong?? I appreciate your answers!

Thanks in advance,


P.S. I use Mandriva Linux 2007 and Wine 0.9.33

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  • RE: Wine's crazy by Esteban Rozo Velandia on Wednesday December 24th 2008, 21:44
Halo crashes after opening videos
by Doug M on Saturday November 3rd 2007, 13:27
Finally got Halo to run, but after the opening videos, it crashes before the main menu is shown. The last few lines of the output are:
fixme:d3d_surface:surface_upload_data Using DXT1/3/5 without advertized support
Mesa 6.5.2 implementation error: i915_program_error: Exceeded max temporary reg
Please report at
Mesa 6.5.2 implementation error: i915_program_error: Exceeded max nr indirect texture lookups
Please report at
intel_batchbuffer.c:145: intel_flush_inline_primitive: Assertion `intel->prim.primitive != ~0' failed.

If I try to run in safe mode, the main menu appears, but it is cut up and imposable to read. Whats wrong?

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32 bit in Window mode
by Keith on Sunday October 14th 2007, 20:32
when i run Halo in safemode(after following the above instructions) i get the error message:

Halo PC requires a 32 bit color quality setting in a windowed mode.

my ATI video runs up to 24 bit mode with ati drivers.

this is on a Hp Pavilion dv5000 running debian lenny.

wine version wine-0.9.44

is there a work around for the 32bit mode?

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Requires 32-bit color
by SheeEttin on Friday September 21st 2007, 10:28
Wine 0.9.45, Halo is asking for 32-bit color.
1. This wasn't happening before, was it?
2. Is there a fix (aside from downgrading Wine)?

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Halo stop working
by Dan Jenkins on Sunday August 12th 2007, 18:38
Halo is broken with the new Wine 0.9.43.Somebody please fix this in the next wine release.

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fullscreen issue with ubuntu
by Arvin Sonuhi on Monday August 6th 2007, 1:44
I posted test data for SuSE 10.2 and rated as platinum because it was nothing but perfect yet with Ubuntu 7.04 I can't enter fullscreen. I know there's a method to get the gnome panel out of the way to let you play the game fullscreen but it doesn't seem worth it to quit out of gnome and restart after you're done.

I know I'm being a little greedy but is there any other way? Also I forgot to add that I too had the mouse issue but it was very minimal. I just bumped up the sensitivity of both axis from 3 to 7.


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Install problem on opensuse
by Mike on Thursday August 2nd 2007, 21:06
Hi. I'm using wine-0.9.42 on opensuse 10.2/x86_64. Wine in general seems to work well, but on trying to install Halo from CD (wine /media/HALO/Setup.Exe), I go through the installer without issue until the file copy step where it hangs after printing the following messages:

fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00000400
err:msi:copy_package_to_temp failed to copy package L"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Games\\Halo\\msxmlenu.msi"
fixme:msi:MSI_OpenDatabaseW open failed r = 80030002!
fixme:imm:ImmGetDefaultIMEWnd (0x20048 - 0x10028 0x15ded8 ): semi-stub

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Can't run 640x480
by Peter Scott on Saturday July 14th 2007, 22:00
I installed Halo as directed, updated to the latest versions of everything with the no-cd hack, and it works. I can't see the flashlight, but that's a small issue. The bigger problem is, I can't get the game to work in 640x480 mode. When I tell it to, I can see about half the screen but the other half is simply not updated at all.

Has anybody else managed to get Halo to run in 640x480?

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Doesn't work
by Mark Stowe on Thursday July 5th 2007, 23:15
It's all up and running, followed the instructions to the letter, and it asks for \shaders\vsh.bin, yet when I go to the actual folder, its there.

I have Ubuntu 7.04 Fiesty and Wine 0.9.40. Gigabyte motherboard with inbuilt sound and graphics, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core 2200+ and 512 mb DDR2 RAM. Runs Halo excellently(perhaps more than excellently) on Windows XP (I have a dual boot).

I use this to launch it:
env WINEPREFIX="/home/mark/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo\halo.exe" -vidmode 1024,768,50 -novideo -use14

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"fix" mouse
by HoodedMan on Wednesday June 27th 2007, 11:27
apply the patch from:

to wine 0.9.35 and the mouse will work normal again.
The reason for this regression is that they're cleaning up diunput from a variety of hacks -which is a GOOD thing in the long run- it's just unfortunate for us right now.

However, you can compile a custom version of wine and keep that in addition to your current wine install, just use the --prefix argument when compiling.

Anyway, to me this is rather much a moot point as the sound is still quite bad, but if you INSIST on running Halo under wine, this may bring you one step further :)

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Mouse is indescribeably laggy
by HoodedMan on Tuesday June 26th 2007, 17:43
Am I the only one experiencing this (after a series of distro-switching adventures I've reinstalled Wine and Halo, currently using wine 0.9.39)

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by Ben Klein on Friday May 11th 2007, 5:49
Just a few points I think worth noting:
1) If you feel you MUST have Halo running in windowed mode (like I do), you can get Wine to create a window that Halo will THINK is the full screen:
wine explorer /desktop=foo,1024x768 halo
Replace 'foo' with whatever you want, and 1024x768 with whatever *default* resolution you want wine to run at. Halo will probably want to run at 800x600 for the videos, but you can override this if you get any glitches (like I do):
wine explorer /desktop=foo,1024x768 halo -vidmode 1024,768
Of course, you should probably be running halo at the same resolution as your Wine virtual desktop :P NB: Halo's -vidmode flag expects width,height[,refresh]. That's a comma :)

2) If you exerience some sound glitches, they may improve if you disable debug output (this goes for most games really, but remember if something goes wrong it'll be harder for the Wine guys to help :) ):
WINEDEBUG=-all wine ...

3) The flashlight can be made to work (at least on my system) by lowering the shader level:
wine halo -use14

So here is the complete command I use to execute Halo:

WINEDEBUG=-all wine explorer /desktop=nose,1024x768 halo -vidmode 1024,768 -use14 -console

There are other handy little flags such as -novideo. Read about them by running:
wine halo -?


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