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  1. Old games sometimes require special attention. In my case, I'm blessed by never ending problems, when it comes to installing old games. It was a grand fight to get Halo Combat Evolved running on my Windows 8.1 OS. (My Laptop specs are at the bottom of this post) Let's start with what exactly happened, when I started the game: Absolutely nothing. My screen didn't indicate anything at all. All I could hear was the fan of my Laptop accelerating for a brief moment and that's about it. How did I fix it: Basically: Installed Halo Combat Evolved and found a working 1.0.10 patch, while also changing some compatibility stuff. Details: Although what I did is working, I'm not sure some steps where necessary. I'm going to list it anyways. After countless fruitless attempts to make it work, I uninstalled it and then deleted the Halo root folder (found by right-clicking the "Halo" shortcut on your desktop and selecting "Open file location") I did this to ensure a completely fresh start. Then I restarted my PC, because I read that somewhere being suggested as a solution. Might have been not necessary, but oh well... Then I installed the game normally. -> Still didn't start. Following might have been unnecessary! After that I went to Halo's properties (right-click the Halo shortcut on your desktop and select properties at the bottom) and selected the "Compatibility" tab. I checked "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and choose "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" in the box below. Then I went ahead and checked the following in the "Settings" sections right below the "Windows XP (Service Pack3)" box: Checked "Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution" [- This might have been very unnecessary, but I was willing to try everything.] Checked "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" [- This also might have been very unnecessary, but I was willing to try everything.] Checked "Run this program as an administrator" Then I hit "Apply" and then "OK" at the bottom of the window. -> Still didn't start... Then I tried the various Halo Combat Evolved patches that I downloaded: One of them said I don't have Halo installed on my PC; and the other one said something along the lines of "Halo has been incorrectly installed, we suggest you reinstall it" Then I went into Google once more and searched for another patch, because my experience with another old game "Star Wars: Jedi Knight Jedi Academy" told me it's as simple as installing the right patch. So I found another patch. This time, for some reason, this patch worked! Patch Link: https://games.softpedia.com/get/Patch/Halo-Combat-Evolved-Patch.shtml I used the .exe and it actually started the process of updating the game. And lo and behold: Halo finally started! My specs: Acer Laptop from 2016 or something... It's old. Intel Core i3-4000M (2.4 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) NVIDIA GeForce 820M 8 GB DDR3 L Memory Windows 8.1 I know, I know... I cry over my specs every day. I hope this will help someone as desperate as me.
  2. Oh that's a quiet resplendent tip. Thank you
  3. Thank you very much! I just finished the first mission on the original Halo: Combat Evolved for the very first time, and it was awesome! My first Halo Game was Halo 3. Only when Halo MCC came out, I was able to play Halo CE Anniversary and Halo 2. I'm currently searching for a way to change the FOV
  4. Found it on the Halo: Custom Edition website. Happy to be here
  5. Hey there. I'm new here too. I'm a big Bungee era Halo fan and until now exclusively played on XBox 360/One. I decided to get some of the modding action to refresh my love for Halo CE, so I went to Halo Custom Edition's website and found this community. I was fearing that this community, due to it's age, is pretty much dead, but it fills my heart with joy to see, that even now people like you still sign up In fact: I exclusively signed up, because I saw your post here! Since you mentioned, that you're familiar with Halo Custom Edition, I figured I'd ask you some questions: I'm mostly interested in Sandbox like stuff. For example: Playing around with new vehicles in Hugeass or finally being able to fly the Pelican! (God, I've been waiting for this since I was 8 all those years ago.) So is there some maps or mods, where you can kinda mess around with stuff? Maybe even spawn stuff into maps via Commands? Is there even commands? Or is this more like Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) where the added content is exclusive for the maps with no ways to spawn something in. I could Google it all, but I prefer to interact with communities Best regards - Chris