Halo Custom Edition

  • Bumped version to
  • Moved Gamespy services to use new non-Gamespy server
  • Fixed a family of index-out-of-bounds bugs which had been exploited to crash clients
  • Made banlist parsing not case-sensitive
  • Removed halt on cache file verify error
  • Removed some verbose debug logging of gamespy connections
  • Fixed handling of video cards with >= 2GB of memory
  • Enabled refractive Active Camo on Nvidia cards, which had previously used an alpha fade. (AMD cards already have this)
  • Updated 2003-era upper bound on the video resolution picker. Use at your own risk; the game is untested at 4800×3600.
  • Updated chatbox settings to work with newer resolutions
  • Models node limit updated to 63
  • Fixed reading sv_ban_penalty from init.txt
  • Disabled executable_is_valid checksum from strings.dll
  • Allowed network access in devmode
  • Fixed parsing of custom map names containing a “.”

Application Details:

Version: 1.0.10
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.2

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Test Results

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What works

-The game is fully playable without any blocking issues.

-Installing with mfc42 installed from winetricks works perfectly
-Custom content installs as expected

What does not

-Audio quality was noticeably worse.

-Performance isn't great.


What was not tested

The installer.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

-If you want better audio quality you can use the Lutris fork of Wine.

-If you want closer to native performance you can use D9VK, but keep in mind that the version at the time of writing (0.30) has some visual bugs that can affect covenant themed maps like damnation.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentPop!_OS 18.04 LTSNov 07 20194.0.2N/A Yes NoSilverMichelle 
ShowPop!_OS 18.04 LTSNov 06 20194.0.2N/A Yes YesGoldMichelle 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20172.8Yes Yes GoldFrank P 
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"May 22 20172.8Yes No GarbageFrank P 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 12 20151.7.40Yes Yes GoldJack Greiner 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO get built-in chat to work

As tested in WINE 1.1.26, HALO CE needs native MSXML4 to properly parse the "*.ksml" files in "\content\" dir.

 An easy solution to this is getting WineTricks and install "msxml4" ( msxml4).


This bug is #19499

In order to display correctly

use -windowed argument to play.

example: wine haloce.exe - windowed 

How to install

Download the game from this link: 

Patch it to the latest version from here: 


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To get HAC2 working
by Stian Øby Johansen on Tuesday July 11th 2017, 19:04
HAC does not work with WINE out of the box (error: 317 appears on launch, console shows "wine: Call from 0x7b4401b2 to unimplemented function msvcp100.dll.?? 0_Concurrent_queue_base_v4@details@Concurrency@@IAE@I@Z, aborting").

In order to get HAC2 (an unofficial "patch) working, you need to do the following:

winetricks vcrun2010 d3dx9
(not sure if the latter is necessary)

Configure wine, and add msvcp100 as a DLL override. Set it to "native (windows only)". Halo Custom Edition should now launch without an error.