In the trial version, you can experience both single and
multiplayer gameplay, including limited vehicle combat. In the single
player campaign level The Silent Cartographer, you assume the role of
super-soldier Master Chief as you take on the fierce alien faction
known as the Covenant. In the multiplayer map Blood Gulch, up to 16
human opponents can light each other up with devastating weaponry and
combat vehicles, including the new Rocket Warthog and the Banshee,
either online or via LAN connection.
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General gameplay, including online multiplayer, AND the campaign level, although you can only play one level (silent cartographer) because it's the trial version.
There were some errors when I was using an older version of WINE, including messups with health packs and overshields, but these work with 0.9.30 now!
What does not
With default wine settings, there's no sound. Running winecfg and changing the audio> directsound>hardware acceleration option to Emulation fixes this.
Even so, the sound occasionally messes up, and makes a static sound. This is 'fixed' by switching to another workspace (control-alt-arrow key left or right), waiting a second, and switching back, or (on campaign mode only) pressing escape. Also if you minimize the halo window it fixes it.
The audio is also jerky-sounding sometimes, like when a warthog vehicle is speeding up. I believe that since it is running emulation, it slows the game down quite a bit.
Shadows don't work perfectly, with weird colors coming up sometimes. It is best to turn shadow settings off in the game.
Shooting sometimes makes a sound, and sometimes doesn't.
On the top left corner there is a box which displays various elements of the game, and shouldn't be there, but it is not a problem.
What was not tested
The ENTIRE level. I tested the beginning, and it seemed to work. The game may crash halfway.
All of the features of the game. I played around for a few hours with multiplayer and campaign, and the weapons I tried worked fine.
This is playable, although sound may get annoying and it may crash at some points of high-level gameplay due to the audio. You can play without audio and this won't happen by running the game with "wine --nosound".
However, this isn't so good, as the game depends a lot on sound effects.