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).
"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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Unstable "Sid"||Aug 30 2014||1.7.25||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Johannes|
|Show||Fedora 20 x86_64||May 15 2014||1.7.18||Yes||Yes||Silver||Zachary J|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 04 2013||1.6-rc4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Serge Hooge|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia"||Dec 14 2012||1.5.18||Yes||Yes||Gold||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 14 2012||1.5.17||N/A||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
mount -oloop Halo.iso /cdrom
~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Games/Halo/haloupdate.exe
cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Games/Halo ./halo.exe
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
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
Use argument -windowed to play correctly
Example: wine halo.exe -windowed