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  1. Guide has been updated to include a patched executable that fixes a problem whereby halo's rendering of mirrored geometry gets gradually worse with every increase in processor core.
  2. Added CMT's The Truth and Reconciliation. Suggestions for new maps to add would be much appreciated.
  3. Yes! Here it is. Rebel Army
  4. From @Moses_of_Egypt on the Discord: "it's mainly a couple textures mortis has to tweak. in the meantime we're finding things to fix here and there" So it sounds like a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
  5. This guide aims to present the finest iterations of creative work ever made for Halo Custom Edition. So you've made it through my previous guide, congrats! Here is where the fun begins. S I N G L E P L A Y E R Singleplayer Version 3 "SPV3 is a total overhaul of the Halo 1 campaign for the PC. The mod not only includes new weapons, enemies, vehicles, areas to explore and new levels, but also contains a remastered soundtrack and easter eggs such as terminals that explain the changes to the story, and skulls which add new twists onto the gameplay. " -- @Masterz1337 Note: SPV3 is a stand alone installation, it creates its own copy of Halo CE. Requires Open Sauce. CMT's The Silent Cartographer Evolved "The Silent Cartographer: Evolved (TSC:E) is a ground-up re-imagining of the Halo: Combat Evolved map of the same name. The map comes with an all-new layout, a vast array of custom content, a reconstructed weapon set emphasizing improvisation and variety in tactics, and plenty of hidden secrets to discover. It is the final Halo CE project for many of CMT's members - a labor of love and hate spanning almost three years of development. ''' -- teh lag. Note: This is the original The Silent Cartographer Evolved from 2015 before the release of SPV3 in 2017. This edition does not contain armour abilities and other changes brought about by SPV3. I have included it separately here as it should be experienced in its original state before being merged into the SPV3 tag- and feature-set, most especially its horror mode contained within the Noble difficulty. Requires Open Sauce. CMT's The Truth and Reconciliation "Custom Mapping Team, or CMT, is comprised of some of the Halo community's oldest, best, and brightest talent, brought together under the common goal of making the most complete, fresh, and entertaining Halo 1 campaign mod in the game's long and storied history. As the culmination of several years of work and experience, SPv3 is the most comprehensive modification of Halo 1's campaign yet, extensively revising and adding to the core gameplay while almost completely overhauling the visuals and audio." -- teh Lag Note: This is the original CMT The Truth and Reconciliation from 2012 before the release of SPV3 in 2017, in a word, a beta. It is however worth playing in its original state before it was heavily modified by the SPV3 tag- and feature-set. To launch using the Universal UI go to Campaign > Classic Campaign > New Campaign > The Truth and Reconciliation. Requires Open Sauce. Operation Takedown "Spartan Gray. It’s up to you. A structure in Ice Fields contains a forerunner panel with possible information leading to some form of weapon. However the Covenant are after it too. Get to that panel and copy the information before the Covenant delete it!'' -- @MattDratt Project Lumoria "Lumoria is a two part episodic experience for Halo: Custom Edition. Started in late 2009, the project evolved into much more then just a simple single player level. Lumoria became the prime of 2010 for CE, and became one of the best single player levels ever created for the CE modding community. Including classic Halo: Combat Evolved gameplay, and the same sense of beauty and wonder, Lumoria brings the player back into a new world like never before." -- Higuy & L0d3x SOI's Singleplayer Adventure "SOI's Singleplayer Adventure is a complete overhaul of the original Halo CE campaign, which provides updated graphics and new features. Every single aspect of the original campaign has been changed: characters, vehicles, weapons, even the BSP shaders and the musics. Other than aesthetics, you will find also a wide range of weapons, each one with its unique functions. Assault Rifle has an attached grenade launcher (which acts like the Pro-Pipe from Reach), Rocket Launcher has an overcharged mode that fires faster rockets, Needler now is a burst-fire weapon, and so on. Vehicles have been improved as well, and same goes for the encounters and the actor_variants." -- SOI Covert Ops ''A text-based Role Playing Style single player campaign'' -- Noobyourmom DMT Air "Air is a raceing game. You play as a elite who must race through a forruner relic into the city high charity and land on the Covenenent Capital ship as quickly as possible." -- Inferno F I R E F I G H T Sector 09 ''Today is the last day of your lives, soldiers. Welcome to Sector 09, where you will face your inevitable death in the city of Mombasa. This ODST-Inspired Firefight will teach you the environment and the enemies you will encounter by progressing in difficulty the more waves you defeat. No two firefight experiences will ever be the same on sector09, as it is designed to randomly spawn waves on a set of conditions. This firefight has been in the works for four years. I am very excited to give you guys what you have been anticipating and waiting for.'' -- @Nickster5000 Requires Open Sauce. Firefight Descent "The year is 2552. Delta Halo has recently been discovered by the crew members of the In Amber Clad. You are a new breed of Helljumper. Specially trained for extended combat, and wearing armor fitted with technology not unlike that of the legendary SPARTAN soldiers, you are ready to take more punishment than most marines could ever imagine. Today, you have learned that Covenant forces are taking interest in a mysterious structure roughly 3000 km from the nearest UNSC stronghold location. Your mission is to go in and eliminate as many of their forces as possible to pave the way for a full assault. You have waited a long time for this opportunity. The time has come to perform your duty. Prepare to descend into hell." -- Mooseguy & Pepzi Firefight Portent "This map is essentially a Firefight map with one catch: the pause menu is used as an interface for purchasing equipment, weapons, and other things. You, the player, will face multitudes of enemies, in set waves of varying difficulties.'' -- Gamma 927 Note: Disable Open Sauce's HUD centering by pressing F7 in-game to avoid a centred visor glitch. Nebulaphobia To launch this map, type map_name nebulaphobia_a into the console. Requires Open Sauce. H O N O U R A B L E M E N T I O N S Firefight Fisurefall Firefight Airlock The Fall of Mombasa The Flood: Forgotten Exile Suggestions Welcome.
  6. Do you mean this fog? https://cdn.gamer-network.net/2017/articles//a/1/8/8/0/3/0/4/010.jpg.jpg/EG11/resize/690x-1/quality/75/format/jpg If so, @Moses_of_Egypt has confirmed that it will be fixed in the next release of his Refined Campaign, so sit tight.
  7. @Vaporeon's UI has been updated with a change to the custom map filter in multiplayer filter settings. Also, the guide has been updated to be more aesthetically pleasing.
  8. New EAX method has been found by @Vaporeon and Anton. I'd advise everyone to remove the old 'EAX Enabler' and use the new tool found in the Restore EAX Effects header, it provides much higher quality EAX effects.
  9. I'll be there
  10. Credit to @Vaporeon has been added to Austen's blog
  11. Slayer on Battlecraft TKOTH on Bigass
  12. giraffe where the Dennis do you get those animations lmfao
  13. A collection of every known tweak, fix, mod and patch designed to get the most out of Halo for modern PCs in 2018. Halo PC Manual Halo PC = Halo Combat Evolved (2003). Halo CE = Halo Custom Edition (2004). A stand alone expansion pack with everything Halo PC had plus modding capabilities. Released without campaign but can be readded. Halo's latest official version is v1.10 (2014), and has 3 community patches: HAC 2 (2016), Open Sauce v4 (2015), and Chimera (in active development). HAC 2 and Chimera are compatible with Halo PC, while all three are compatible with Halo CE. It is generally recommended to play Halo CE, however PC and CE are separate games with separate server browsers. Open Sauce and HAC 2 are incompatible with each other, Halo will crash after a map downloads, therefore it is recommended to switch to HAC 2 when playing multiplayer (adds map downloading), and Open Sauce when playing singleplayer (enhances graphics), or just choose one and stick with it. Chimera is compatible with Open Sauce and HAC 2. It is recommended to play with VSYNC off for multiplayer, but on for singleplayer. Servers do not check your CD key! Both multiplayer and singleplayer work perfectly on any CD key. After you've completed this guide, check out part 2: The Halo CE Ultimate Content Guide 1. Update Halo PC/CE No previous patches required. 2. Run Halo CE's Redistributable In Halo CE's root folder there is a folder called 'redist'. Run 'msxmlenu.msi' inside. This will enable in-game chat. 3. (Optional) Make Halo PC/CE Recognise Your Graphics Card If your video card was made post-2006, Halo PC/CE will register it as ''Unknown'' in config.txt located within your Halo PC/CE folder. To fix this: 1. Double click Halo PC/CE while holding left Ctrl. 2. A small widow will appear with a code such as ''0x05e2''. 3. Copy this code and open config.txt in your Halo folder. 4. Under your graphics card vendor, before Unknown = "Unknown", create a new entry named after your graphics card, e.g 0x05e2 = "GeForce GTX 260". 5. Add the following: UseAnisotropicFilter -- Improves the quality of oblique textures (Alternatively, Chimera build 50 console command: chimera_af 1) DisableBuffering -- Reduces input lag (Alternatively, Chimera build 50 console command: chimera_disable_buffering 1). break 4. (Optional) Make Halo PC/CE Recognise Your Sound Card 1. Go to Control Panel > Device Manager > Sound Controllers, right click and open the properties of your audio card. 2. Go to the Details tab and make a note of the 4 characters after VEN_ and DEV_ under Hardware Ids under Properties. 3. Go to config.txt in your Halo PC/CE folder. If your vendor is matched by an already-present vendor, create a new line underneath in the same fashion as the rest. For example, if DEV_AA01 is my device ID, I create the following line 0xAA01 = "High Definition Audio" beneath that vendor. 4. If your vendor is not present, create a new vendor line. For example. AudioVendor = 1002 "AMD" 5. Add the following: HeadRelativeSpeech EnableStopStart break To test if you've done everything correctly, add OldDriver, save, and launch Halo. You should see a warning message. Hit exit. 5. Install HAC 2 HAC 2 is a unofficial patch for Halo PC/CE by @Btcc22 compatible with Halo PC and CE. Features include improved chat, medals from later games, map downloading and engine budget upgrades. Despite its name, an anticheat component was never implemented. Alternative website Recommended HAC 2 Tweaks Console commands (in green) are executed by pressing tilde (left of one), typing them in, and hitting enter. Chimera will unlock Halo's console. custom_chat 1 -- Replaces Halo's ugly chat console with a Reach-style replacement. font_size x -- Adjusts font size of custom chat. copy -- Will copy the server's IP and password onto your clipboard. If a friend sends you a server address with this command, copy it, and right click to paste in Halo's console. play_during_queue 1 -- Allows you to remain in the current game until a free slot is available in the bookmarked server you attempted to join. F6 -- Adjust FOV. F4/F5 -- Bookmark servers. Crucial HAC 2 Tweaks hac_widescreen 0 -- HAC 2's widescreen HUD fix is not as good as Chimera's and Open Sauce's HUD fix. It is important to disable this as HAC 2 has it enabled by default. Chimera on Halo PC does not have a widescreen HUD fix integrated, so keep this enabled for Halo PC, and after installing Chimera execute the following: scope blur 0 -- Removes zoomed-in scope blur. chimera_widescreen_scope_fix 1 -- Makes the zoom HUD a circle rather than an oval. chimera_sniper_hud_fix 1 -- Fixes sniper's elevation reading on singleplayer. Optic is a feature of HAC2 whereby medals and sound effects from later games can be added in. For information on how to use this see here. 6. Install OpenSauce v4 Compatible with Halo CE only. Open Sauce v4 by Kornman00 adds post processing, advanced shading and support for high definition .yelo maps. HAC 2 and OpenSauce are incompatible with each other. To install them both and avoid incompatibility, remove Open Sauce's dinput8.dll from Halo CE's folder, and HAC 2's controls.dll from the controls folder as required to disable either mod. HAC 2 should never be disabled for Halo PC. Original Campaign in Halo CE Thanks to the work of @austen1000, playing the original campaign on Halo CE's engine is possible and comes with enhancements and bug fixes. Open Sauce will improve graphics and the UUI (detailed below) will unlock all levels automatically. 7. Install Chimera Chimera, developed by @Kavawuvi, is fully compatible with HAC 2 and Open Sauce. It unlocks animations from 30fps to whatever is supported by your monitor, implements a widescreen HUD, speeds map loading, eliminates warp, automates setup for controllers, disables mouse acceleration and more. It is recommended to join their discord to remain up-to-date with the latest build 50 alpha releases, otherwise find the latest stable release in the title link above. The last build supporting Halo PC is chimera_build_-566.7z Chimera has few settings enabled by default, the following settings provide a good starting point: Halo CE: chimerasave.txt, requires latest alpha build. Drop into %userprofile%\Documents\My Games\Halo CE\chimera. Halo PC: chimerasave.txt, requires build -566. Drop into %userprofile%\Documents\My Games\Halo\chimera. Type chimera in the console in game to get a full list of commands. See the following documentation for a complete list of latest alpha commands: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OmkwbJTLmuVEqJGTtkLlbRpbdZ_QBHoj86MzC7mXM_g/edit#heading=h.j2mjtefu4gim 8. Install The Universal User Interface This UI replacement for Halo CE by Moooseguy removes update checks (no more official updates), includes menus for community maps (download these from halomaps.org or haloce3.com), and has nice graphics. To install, unzip into your Halo CE maps folder. Updated Original UI If you prefer the original UI, here is an updated version by @Vaporeon with campaign button enabled, disabled update checks, UI button placement fixes, a higher quality halo ring bitmap, and fixed custom maps filter description. To install, unzip into your Halo CE maps folder. 9. Enable Discord Rich Presence in Halo CE This tool by @giraffe lets other people on Discord see information about the server on which you are playing. 10. Replace Halo CE's Executable This patched executable fixes a problem whereby halo's rendering of mirrored geometry gets gradually worse with every increase in processor core. 11. Restore EAX effects EAX is environmental audio, things like echoing footsteps and reverberating bullets. If you are on XP you don't need to install this. Microsoft rewrote the audio code on Vista+, hence the incompatibility with this XP-era video game. NOTE: If you have an Asus or Creative audio card, this may not apply to you. Check your respective audio card vendor's website for a possible workaround first. To install, drop into Halo CE/PC's root folder. To install, drop into your Halo PC/CE folder. More information here. 12. Recommended Console Commands To execute the following at each Halo launch, create init.txt in your Halo PC/CE folder and paste them there. multiplayer_hit_sound_volume 1 -- Loudens hit sound in Halo CE and PC. (Default: 0.7) multiplayer_draw_teammates_names 1 -- Halo CE only. Shows player names without having to hit F3 every time you join a game (Default 0). mouse_acceleration 0 -- (Supposedly) reduces mouse acceleration. (Default 1) cls -- Clears console output, in this case the above commands. 13. Command Line Parameters Right click on Halo's shortcut, and add the following to the ''target'' field as desired. A space is required before each. -nowinkey -- Disables Windows keys. -nojoystick -- Disables joystick detection, improving game load times. -novideo -- Disables intro movies (Halo PC only). -screenshot -- Press ''print screen'' in-game to take a raw .tga screenshot saved to your Halo directory. -window -- Launches in a window. Press ALT Enter while windowed to enter borderless window mode (HAC 2). -timedemo -- Launches in benchmark mode, the results of which are saved as timedemo.txt in your Halo directory. -use14 -- Fixes fog, glass and Hunter shader issues when playing campaign on Halo CE. 14. Enable Antialiasing Standard MSAA/SSAA does not work on Halo PC/CE and will result in an instant crash or a black screen. NVIDIA users force FXAA in your control panel. AMD users force MLAA in your control panel. 15. Online Performance Set Halo network settings according to your internet upload speed. Use http://Speedtest.net as a guide or login to your router. Speedtest reports lower upload speeds than actual, so select next highest setting in Halo if upload results are slightly lower than what is available. In multiplayer servers, type ''/info'' into chat ingame to check if the server uses nolead. Nolead, part of SAPP server software, patches Halo PC/CE's notorious netcode problem whereby players must apply ''shot leading'' by shooting his target slightly farther than one would think naturally, this worsens the higher your ping. Nolead fixes this and for new/inexperienced players especially, a server that implements it is highly preferable to servers that don't. Take full advantage of Halo's glitches, especially backpack reloading 16. Other Console Commands rasterizer_fps 1 -- Displays a detailed FPS counter. about -- Shows HAC 2 version (HAC 2). fov x -- Sets FOV, where x is your desired fov, 90 is recommended for 16:9 aspect ratios (HAC 2). show_hud 0 -- disables HUD (HAC 2). devcam 1 -- Hold left-click to move, hold down middle mouse button, scroll up/down to adjust speed (HAC 2). ALT Enter -- Minimize the game if in fullscreen mode. Enter borderless window if in windowed mode (HAC 2). ALT F4 -- Quit to desktop. CTRL F12 -- View your FPS. 17. Join the Community For its age, Halo PC/CE has a vibrant and large community. Players use https://discordapp.com/ to contact others (RIP Xfire). Various Discords Open Carnage SPV3 Rebel Army Halo 1 Hub SBB - Storm and Blackbird Chimera Check out Halomaps.org for map downloading and their active forum, CE3 for annual shows, map hosting (faster than Halomaps) and map reviews, and StormUndBlackboard's YouTube for map reviews and regular gamenights. Take a look at our sister projects: Project Cartographer for Halo 2 PC and Eldewrito for Halo Online. 18. Jump into Halo CE's Content Halo CE has a whole host of content that you can enjoy for free today. Part 2 of this guide aims to present the finest iterations of creative work ever made for Halo Custom Edition.
  14. Build -556 Hi there, great work as always. One annoying thing... the red damage indicator arrows have been centred 4:3 with your widescreen fix enabled. Can you put the left and right arrows back over to the far left and right? Could you also have an option to have the Carnage Report and "game join" image to be stretched if desired? It doesn't look so bad stretched on 16:9, imo, and that's what I'm used to, having them 4:3 looks a little less consistent. EDIT: another unintended consequence, the grey chat bar is centred 4:3 too, could you stop it from being chopped off at either end? EDIT 2: UUI Halo sign doesn't centre properly with your widescreen fix. Also, critical bug: disabling mouse acceleration makes vehicle (hog at least) mouse movement while in a seat cause the screen to go completely grey or white. Exiting the vehicle doesn't fix this