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

Single Player

What does not


*Mild graphics corruption 


What was not tested

Game completion

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

***** I highly recommend that you use a separate wineprefix for this guide !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ***** The installer does not play with Wine at all so there are 2 ways of getting around this: a) Install within a virtual machine and then copy the "program files/halo 2" directory into your wine prefix. b) Get a version from the internet that does not use the official installer. (You're on your own on this one) Requirements: Note: These files allow the game to be played on XP! "Halo 2 XP.rar" (No links) "" (No links) gfwlivesetup.exe ( mp10setup.exe ( Install: 1: Set the windows version to XP using winetricks 2: **** Goto the Halo 2 install directory in wineprefix (The one containing halo2.exe) **** 3: Replace MF.dll with one from "Halo 2 XP.rar Actication folder" 4: Copy MFPlat.dll from "Halo 2 XP.rar" 5: Copy dwmapi.dll from "Halo 2 XP.rar" 6: Copy xlive.dll from "" 7: **** Goto the windows/system32 directory in wineprefix **** 8: Copy mf.dll from the "halo 2 XP.rar" (Note: Lower case version) 9: Install gfwlivesetup.exe ( 10: Install mp10setup.exe ( 11: Use winetricks to install dxfullsetup 12: Set the windows version to win7 using winetricks 13: Run halo2.exe Note: There are some graphical glitches around objects which I suspect are due to using the wrong version of directx files but singleplayer game is working. Online is obviously disabled! Sound will not work without Media Player 10 installed!

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

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
55162 Halo 2: Installer shows empty ie-window UNCONFIRMED View

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