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Halo: Combat Evolved

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).

Application Details:

Version: 1.0 - 1.09
License: Retail
URL: http://www.gearboxsoftware.com...
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.25

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Everything

What does not

Nothing.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Played with a PS4 controller (can be configured in the game's menu) as well as keyboard and mouse on 2560x1440 (-vidmode) everything on high for about one hour. I had to change the fps to 30, otherwise the models don't move completely smooth. This is most likely related to the game I guess and should not have anything to do with Wine. Additionally I set multisampling to 32x and texture filtering to 16x via NVidia's environment variables as those options are missing in the game.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/kFreeBSD Unstable "Sid"Aug 30 20141.7.25Yes Yes PlatinumJohannes 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64May 15 20141.7.18Yes Yes SilverZachary J 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 04 20131.6-rc4Yes Yes PlatinumSerge Hooge 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Dec 14 20121.5.18Yes Yes GoldCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 14 20121.5.17N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
657 Many games and applications need 'mfc42.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc42' is a workaround) NEW View
23048 Unreal Tournament 3 fails and locks up UNCONFIRMED View
37863 Halo only works using Nvidia graphics UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Installation
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:
    ./Setup.Exe
  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
    ./halo.exe
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
Active camouflage fix

2015-10-06 Admin note: the following issue has been patched in version 1.0.10 of Halo Custom Edition and Halo Combat Evolved.

2014-11-08 Admin note:  the following was extracted from a user comment made on 2013-10-30 and may or may not be relevant to current Wine.


THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO CURRENT VERSION OF HALO CE/PC

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: i.imgur.com/Rq93SgZ.jpg

HOWTO Run in windowed mode

Use argument -windowed to play correctly

Example: wine halo.exe -windowed

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