Halo 2 Vista

The retail release version of Halo 2 Vista.

Application Details:

Version: Retail
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.21-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Campaign 

            - (only tested up to Metropolis)

  • Online Multiplayer 

            - (through Project Cartographer

  • Main Menu
  • Updating Project Cartographer

            - Opens a windows terminal and install updates successfully

  • Installation 

            - Used installer provided by P.C. team, already own disc.

  • Character Customization
  • Everything else.

What does not

  • Visual artifacts

            - Very obvious on main menu and campaign, but not on some multiplayer maps (may be Intel exclusive.)                  

  • Sound

            - Has workaround


  • For sound, install mfc40, mfc42, wmp9, and wmp10

What was not tested

  • Full campaign
  • Extensive Online Multiplayer
  • Custom Maps

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

  • Install on a 32-bit prefix to avoid any issues when installing the .dll's for sound
  • Messing with prefix settings in winetricks can break the game easily, which can lead to making a fresh wine prefix and reinstalling.
  • Recommended to install in separate prefix.
  • Visual artifacts may be exclusive to Intel graphics.
  • Game may crash occasionally when choosing "Save and exit" on the pause menu in the campaign, but still saves data.
  • If game doesn't open or give option to run, try installing dxd9 through winetricks

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS Mojave 10.14Dec 10 20194.21-stagingYes No NoGarbageDGB 
ShowmacOS Mojave 10.14Jun 23 20194.11-stagingN/A No NoGarbageDGB 
ShowmacOS Mojave 10.14Apr 26 20194.6-stagingYes Yes NoSilverDGB 
CurrentSolus 3Feb 06 20194.0Yes Yes YesSilverJoseph Moore 
ShowFedora 28 x86_64Jun 12 20183.10No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverFrank T Passantino 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13294 Halo 2 fails to start (won't recognize msvcr80 / msvcp80) CLOSED FIXED View
13304 Halo 2: Launches, but app sits there munching 100% CPU CLOSED ABANDONED View
17543 Halo 2 for Windows Vista installer shows empty html user interface (jscript parser fails to recognize 'objectid::eventname' style function declarations) CLOSED FIXED View
47295 Halo 2: Game freezes during startup CLOSED FIXED View

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