11/14/2012 2:14:18 PM Permalink[quote][b]Posted by:[/b] EmpireBattles so, i decided to try something new... i uninstalled Windows live 12, and installed a backed up version of live 11 installer, and let it update... and now H2 launches perfectly . So, for some reason, the fresh release/install of "Windows live essentials 12" (wl mail, messenger, writer, movie maker, etc etc) does something to screw up H2... but the Windows live essentials 11, which updates to 12, allows H2 to work perfectly fine. So i guess an extra trouble shooting tactic can be reverting to older MS stuff :P[/quote] Typical fix (or attempt?) X and break Y. Glad you got it sorted OP :)
11/14/2012 2:58:44 AM Permalinkso, i decided to try something new... i uninstalled Windows live 12, and installed a backed up version of live 11 installer, and let it update... and now H2 launches perfectly . So, for some reason, the fresh release/install of "Windows live essentials 12" (wl mail, messenger, writer, movie maker, etc etc) does something to screw up H2... but the Windows live essentials 11, which updates to 12, allows H2 to work perfectly fine. So i guess an extra trouble shooting tactic can be reverting to older MS stuff :P
11/13/2012 5:41:21 PM PermalinkHired Gun ported the game horribly. Literally, it's so poorly coded that in some cases there isn't even an explanation for why the game doesn't work...it just won't. It's had various issues such as the one you're describing, pointless crashes, GFWL errors (usually fixed by updating the client first before the game), poor optimisation with some users struggling to maintain 60fps on PC's more powerful than mine whereas i have no trouble (inconsistent optimisation), poor net code, graphics settings aren't that improved over Xbox (i believe someone said it just upscales rather than true resolutions but unsure of that), Aim assist for 360 controller is superior to M+K due to the way the M+K is implemented etc. The list could go on. And lets not forget, to add to all these bugs which may warrant a new install (or attempted install ^.^) it uses up the one of 5 CD key installs after which, the game will become useless, requiring a new copy. Cool game huh? I wish Gearbox or someone else had ported the game, Halo 2 possibly could have been a good game for PC. Not outstanding, but still a good/decent game like the original Halo was.
11/13/2012 3:30:23 PM PermalinkThe crazy thing is. it worked one day, i re-installed, and the next day it didn't work... no logical reasoning for it. XD Being a CS major, i dont think its just a simple "doesn't work for some"... gotta be some reason behind it.
11/12/2012 10:23:54 PM PermalinkHalo 2 is one of those games that either works or it doesn't with the latter seeming to occur more often. This is what happens when you give a bad game to a bad porting team. Sorry. :)
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I've been running windows 7 for a while now, and had no issues with Halo 2 on my machine. I had uninstalled H2 simply because i wasn't using it at the time (school/distractions). Now, i have gone back to re-install H2, and it is giving an appcrash error at startup. [quote]Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: halo2.exe Application Version: 220.127.116.1181 Application Timestamp: 46368037 Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17932 Fault Module Timestamp: 50327672 Exception Code: c06d007e Exception Offset: 0000c41f OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: e19c Additional Information 2: e19ce9d2dcd06ac32515e8966fc1418d Additional Information 3: fbd7 Additional Information 4: fbd7d9d0d9d02c0f45dfdd44ae0576c2 Read our privacy statement online: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409 If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline: C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt [/quote] From what i can gather, Halo2 isn't using compatibility mode correctly (or windows 7 isn't handling halo2 correctly :P)...which, if thats the case, then i'm probably screwed. I have tried all manner of troubleshooting i know of (including the ones listed in the stickies. Just wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue, and if so, did you manage to get it working? Win 7 -64 bit