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

-Installing with mfc42 installed from winetricks works perfectly

-Updating works perfectly

-Gameplay works flawlessy without any slowdown on highest settings

-Shortcut modifiers to change resolution work (Running the game in 1920x1080)

-Custom content installs as expected

What does not



What was not tested

I installed the mfc42 override from the beginning, so the game may actually install without them, although I'm assuming it wouldn't.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Here's a list of the tweaks that you can apply to the game through the .desktop file. These modifiers work exactly as they do on Windows.

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