The game may be installed normally from the CD (or mounting the ISO file). However, one must install mfc42 (through Winetricks or otherwise). The game can be updated successfully, with Haloupdate.exe. The game can be launched and played normally, given that the "-window" parameter is used.
Team chat now does work perfectly.
What does not
Note the following things never worked in any version of Wine:
Note: all of these following things worked in the Wine 1.1 branch, they are all regressions of Wine 1.2:
An interesting bug that's again only present in Wine 1.2 is that if the window is unfocussed, the last second of sound continues to loop rather than stops.
What was not tested
Minor regression with Wine 1.2 only: upon each launch, sound doesn't work. Sound works after changing the sound quality setting in audio settings (doesn't matter to what, just change it).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 14 2020||5.0.3||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Charles Edward Rogers Jr.|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 18.0.0||Apr 05 2019||4.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Bob Niemöller|
|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|
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