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Halo PC = Halo: Combat Evolved Halo CE = Halo: Custom Edition [u][b]Update Your Video Card, Audio Card, And Network Card Drivers[/u][/b] Update yours to the latest before we begin [b][u]Install The Latest Version Of Halo PC/CE[/u][/b] No previous patches required [url=http://halo.bungie.net/images/games/halopc/patch/110/halopc-patch-1.0.10.exe]Halo PC v1.10 Patch[/url] [url=http://halo.bungie.net/images/games/halopc/patch/110/haloce-patch-1.0.10.exe]Halo CE v1.10 Patch[/url] [b][u]Force Your Video Card To Recognize Halo CE (haloce.exe)[/u][/b] By default NVIDIA does not recognize the .exe of Halo CE meaning that any custom set options in the "Manage 3D" are ignored. To fix this, open NVIDIA control panel, go to the "Manage 3D settings" tab, click "Program Settings", click "Add", then find your Halo CE executable [i]This is needed to enable anisotropic filtering, antialiasing, and setting maximum pre-rendered frames to 0 or ''application controlled''[/i] [b][u]Force Halo PC/CE To Recognise Your Video Card[/u][/b] If your video card was made post 2006, Halo PC/CE will recognise it as ''Unknown'' in config.txt located within your Halo PC/CE directory. To fix this: 1. Double click Halo PC/CE, immediately hold down control 2. A small widow will appear with a code such as ''0x05e2'' 3. Copy this code and open ''config.txt'' 4. Under your video card vendor, before Unknown = "Unknown", create a new entry named after your video card, e.g 0x05e2 = "GeForce GTX 260". Consider adding the following underneath: [b]UseAnisotropicFilter[/b] Improves the quality of oblique textures. After, force to x16 in your video control panel for maximum quality [b]DisableBuffering[/b] Eliminates mouse lag by forcing the graphics card to render each frame. Expect an FPS hit [b]DisableAlphaRenderTargets[/b] Eliminates scope blur in a fashion superior to HAC 2 (see below), makes some textures very shiny, breaks active cammo, breaks night vision. Optional [b]break[/b] Required at the end Repeating step 1 should now show a window stating your current video card, and not ''unknown'' as before [b][u]Install HAC 2, Compatible With Halo PC And Halo CE[/u][/b] HAC 2 is an unofficial patch in development for Halo PC/CE by Btcc22. Features include among many: automatic map downloading, server bookmarking and field of view modifying [url]http://blog.haloanticheat.com[/url] [b][u]Install OpenSauce, Compatible With Halo CE Only[/u][/b] Halo CE v1.10 is not currently supported, Kornman00 has promised an update soon. This guide will reflect any such updates upon release. Features include: post processing, support for high definition .yelo maps, weapon position changing, and a widescreen HUD fix. OpenSauce and HAC 2 are officially compatible [url]http://code.google.com/p/open-sauce[/url] [b][u]Install The Universal User Interface[/u][/b] This UI replacement for Halo CE removes the redundant update check making joining multiplayer games faster. It includes menus for many community made singleplayer maps. To install, drop into your Halo CE maps folder. creating a backup of ''ui.map'' fist [url]http://www.modacity.net/forums/showthread.php?25459-Universal-UI-Version-1.1-Release-Thread[/url] [b][u]Enable Antialiasing[/u][/b] Standard antialiasing does not work on Halo PC/CE NVIDIA users may force FXAA in their video control panel AMD users may force MLAA in their video control panel For applying the highest AA quality possible, check out [url]http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=509076[/url] [i]Alternatively SweetFX listed below may be used to inject SMAA or FXAA[/i] [u][b]HAC 2 Tweaks[/b][/u] [b]Set A Custom FOV (Field of View)[/b] Press F6 in game to adjust [b]Reduce Scope Blur[/b] See below on how to enable the console. Open the console and execute ''scope_blur 0'' to reduce scope blur [b]Correct Widescreen HUD Scaling[/b] Open the console and execute ''hac_widescreen 1''. (Enabled by default, some maps look better with it off) [b]Enable custom chat[/b] Replace Halo's garish white chat console with a Reach-style replacement. Execute ''custom_chat 1'' in the console [b][u]Improve Latency, Input Lag And Online Performance[/u][/b] Latency is the enemy of a good k/d ratio. Latency includes internet pings, but is comprised mainly at the very desk you're sitting at. It is silly to complain of high pings if your own hardware is poorly optimized. Set your Halo network settings according to your internet upload speeds. Use [url]http://Speedtest.net[/url] as a guide or login to your router. Speedtest often reports lower upload speeds than actual, so select the next highest setting in Halo if your upload results are slightly lower than what is available. Use CAT6 Ethernet cables, do not use wireless or Homeplugs. Turning off bandwidth eaters such as phone wifi and Steam also lowers ping. To lower pings on a WAN level, consider asking your ISP to disable interleaving. To reduce input lag: disable vsync, enable ''game mode'' on your monitor, use VGA, make sure ''maximum pre-renderd frames" is set to application-controlled or 0 in your video card control panel, set your mouse polling rate to its maximum, and set your monitor to its highest refresh rate. Research HPET, I personally have it disabled. When in a multiplayer server, type ''/lead'' or ''/info'' into chat in-game to check if the server has nolead implemented. Nolead, part of SAPP server software, implements a workaround to Halo PC/CE's notorious netcode problem whereby players must apply ''shot leading''. One must shoot his target slightly farther than one would do naturally, this worsens the higher your ping. Nolead fixes this and for new/inexperienced players especially, a server that implements nolead is highly preferable to servers which do not Taking advantage of Halo's innumerable glitches is paramount to popping caps. Check out: [url]http://thehaloforum.com/halo-1/140298-halo-multiplayer-applicable-guide-h1-xbox.html[/url] [b][u]Improve Your Graphics With SweetFX[/u][/b] Check out [url=http://sweetfx.thelazy.net]SweetFX[/url] for various post processing effects. I don't use this online as it introduces input lag, but for campaign/firefight use it by all means! [url=http://youtube.com/watch?v=v21m_p7d2A4]Youtube tutorial[/url] [b][u]Fix Assault Rifle HUD Glitch[/u][/b] 1. Download [url=http://gamefront.com/files/service/thankyou?id=3810163] Halo Mapping Tools v3.5[/url] 2. Read [url=http://opencarnage.net/index.php?/topic/1924-assault-rifle-hud-meter-fix/]this post[/url] 3. Open any map (not bitmaps.map) with HMT 4. Navigate to ui\hud\bitmaps\combined\hud_ammo_meters 5. Replace the old bitmap with the new .dds file from the post 6. If it asks you to update the image size, decline Do not apply this to Custom Edition or you will be booted from servers, CE has a .map checking system to prevent cheating. The patch will apply to all maps after completion [u][b]Force Highest Quality Shaders[/b][/u] Works for Halo PC, works for Halo CE singleplayer maps only. [url]http://modhalo.net/index.php?/topic/31894-that-had-detail-how-to-make-halo-look-nicer[/url] [b][u]Consider Texture Modifications[/u][/b] Texture packs will only ever be compatible with Halo PC because servers of said game do not check .map integrity [url=http://modacity.net/forums/showthread.php?13338-Halo-FTW-Re-released]Halo FTW[/url] [url=http://modhalo.net/index.php?/topic/17537-rte-re-live-the-experience]Halo RTE[/url] [url=http://opencarnage.net/index.php?/topic/2239-halo-revolution-beta]Halo: Revolution BETA[/url] This one is Halo CE compatible due to using TexMod, which edits textures in real-time [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvF-SYFYiTQ[/url] [b][u]Command Line Parameters and Key Commands[/u][/b] These command line parameters may be added by right clicking on either Halo shortcut, then adding them to the ''target'' field. A space is required before each command [b]-console[/b] Activate by pressing the tilde key (Left of 1) in game [b]-nowinkey[/b] Disables the Windows keys [b]-nojoystick[/b] Disables joystick detection, improving FPS [b]-novideo[/b] Disables intro movies [b]-screenshot[/b] Press ''print screen'' in-game to take uncompressed .tga format screenshots saved in your Halo directory [b]-use21[/b] Reportedly improves shader quality Press ALT Enter to minimize the game Press ALT F4 to immediately quit to desktop Press ALT F12 to view your Frames Per Second (FPS) Execute ''rasterizer_fps 1'' in the console to display an FPS counter of higher detail Execute ''rasterizer_fog_atmosphere 0'' to disable fog on any map Execute ''multiplayer_hit_sound_volume 1'' to make the hit sound louder in Halo CE [u][b]Fix Audio Hardware Acceleration[/b][/u] If you have a Creative Sound Blaster card, you can use [url=http://support.creative.com/kb/showarticle.aspx?sid=28967]Creative ALchemy[/url] to enable Hardware Acceleration and EAX drastically improving Halo's sound quality [b][u]Mythbusting[/u][/b] Executing ''mouse_acceleration 0'' does nothing [u][b]Community[/b][/u] For its age, Halo PC/CE has one heck of a community. Most players use [url]http://classic.xfire.com[/url] to contact other players. My xfire is ''[url=http://social.xfire.com/profile/zetrenix]zetrenix[/url]'' Listed below are several of the more popular forums [url]http://halomaps.org[/url] Is the most popular [url]http://opencarnage.net[/url] [url]http://modacity.net[/url] [url]http://www.halomods.com/[/url] [url]http://www.modhalo.net/[/url]

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