Halo 2 Vista

The retail release version of Halo 2 Vista.

Application Details:

Version: Retail
License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.21-staging

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What works

Single Player

What does not


*Mild graphics corruption


What was not tested

Game Completion

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Additional Comments

Based on Colin Johnson test, great job by him. But I was unable to get sound to work, for that directx9 must not be installed from winetricks and wmp10 should be installed from winetricks. ***** 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) Install: 1: Set the windows version to XP using winecfg 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 windows media player 10 using winetricks, winetricks wmp10. Install the 7+ codec when prompted. 11: Use winetricks to install all directx options listed in the winetricks gui, but do not install directx9, as wmp10 will not work! 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!

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 
ShowSolus 3Feb 06 20194.0Yes Yes YesSilverJoseph Moore 
ShowFedora 28 x86_64Jun 12 20183.10No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverFrank T Passantino 

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