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  2. Credit to @Vaporeon has been added to Austen's blog
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  4. giraffe where the Dennis do you get those animations lmfao
  5. Halo PC = Halo Combat Evolved, released 2003. Halo CE = Halo Custom Edition, released 2004. A stand alone expansion pack with everything Halo PC had plus modding capabilities. Released without campaign, but can be readded. This is a compilation of every known tweak, fix, mod and patch designed to get the most out of Halo for modern PCs in 2018. 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). 1. Update Halo PC/CE No previous patches required. 2. Run Halo CE's Redistributables 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, then immediately hold down 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. 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. Open Sauce will improve graphics and the UUI will unlock all levels automatically. Add -use 14 as a command line parameter (details on how to do this below) before playing to fix fog, glass issues. and hunter texture issues. 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. 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 C:\Users\%userprofile%\Documents\My Games\Halo CE\chimera. Halo PC: chimerasave.txt, requires build -566. Drop into C:\Users\%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 The last build supporting Halo PC is chimera_build_-566.7z 8. Install The Universal User Interface This UI replacement for Halo CE removes update checks (no more official updates), includes menus for community maps (download these from halomaps.org), and has nice graphics. To install, drop into your Halo CE maps folder. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. 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. 12. 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 13. 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. 14. Restore EAX effects EAX is environmental audio, things like echoing footsteps and reverberating bullets. If you are on XP you don't need to do 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. In dsound.ini, paste the following: Buffers=4 Duration=5 MaxVoiceCount=128 DisableDirectMusic=0 15. 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. 16. 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 Sparky's Discord SBB - Storm and Blackbird Chimera Check out Halomaps.org for map downloading and their active forum. Check out CE3 for annual shows, map hosting (faster than Halomaps) and map reviews. Check out 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.
  6. 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
  7. If you want the names to come up by default add multiplayer_draw_teammates_names 1 to init.txt in you CE folder
  8. Thanks for the replies, two more things - Any change the warthog antenna will get the 60fps makeover? #noanimationsleftbehind - The shield/HP top right of the split screen HUD doesn't seem to sit properly, it looks glitched and nothing like the xbox hud
  9. Holy shit, you got 60fps animations working across the board, the madman did it... A few things: - What does chimera_block_mo do? No discernable differences - chimera_widescreen_scope doesn't work as of build 39 - Would you not consider the 'shrink empty weapons' command a form of cheat? - While the distinctions between interpolate 0, 3, 6, 8, and 9 are clear, anything in-between these numbers is also an accepted command, so then what does interpolate 4, for example, do? - Why include your own FOV setter when HAC2's one suffices? Furthermore, why make it a 'vertical' FOV setter? Horizontal FOV is more widely used. - One thing that Btcc22 never got around to doing was managing to scale the pulse animation of the radar, would you be able to do this like you can in Open Sauce? (Better yet, if you could somehow manage to inject Lumoria's or some other such HD HUD into the game via Chimera you would make me very happy.) - If something could be done about the sniper's shitty shitty out-of-place zoom bars you would also make me very happy - I don't know if it's a problem with the original animations or the interpolation code, but the sniper's melee is very twitchy. (aaaggghhh, playing with interpolate on 3 then switching back to 30pfs animations looks so bad now lol)
  10. alright sweet, I was asking as I put "about" into my init.int to see when HAC2 updated, and it would be nice to have a similar one-liner present below HAC2's line for Chimera, but seeing as chimera does not autoupdate I guess it isn't necessary. One more thing you're probably aware of though, despite getting on average 100fps with interpolate 9 enabled, I still get some kind of stutter. This stutter still persists in a lesser capacity when interpolate is set to 0. Why is there still a reduction in fps when all enhancements are disabled? And secondly, why is there stutter when fps >60? cheers. 1280x720, HD 5500, latest drivers, i5-5200U 2.20GHz. If you need any other info just ask away
  11. great work, could you add an "about_chimera" command similar to HAC2's "about" command? cheers
  12. Good day, old sport. 'Tis merely a preference of mine, and is how Halo CE has been played lo these 12 years.
  13. Can you please update your SAPP, remove grenade spam punishments, remove spawn protection and remove the profanity filter for fuck sake. k thx ib4 Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.