Halo CE problems

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Vanquished, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hi,
    I have been having a lot of trouble with CE.
    The game is installed.
    Yet when I try to enter the game, either the HALO start up screen stays forever.
    Or it goes to a black screen.
    Does anybody know a fix to this?
    I have Vista Ultimate.

    Thanks,
    Jack
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I'm assuming you mean the custom edition..

    in which case, have you installed the vista patch for it? And is this the 32bit version of Vista?
     
  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Tis the 32-bit, and yes it is the Custom Edition, and no i have not installed the patch.
    Will do so now, thanks.
     
  4. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Still the same I assume.
    Before i didnt have the sound on, now i do.
    The sound all works, but the screen is still messed up.
    Makes me feel like its something to do with resolution or something.
    Any clues?

    Note: This patch is ONLY FOR users running Halo CE on the beta releases of Windows Vista (formerly Windows code name "Longhorn").


    that was on that download page.
    Does it mean anything?>
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I wonder if fiddling around with Affinity will do anything.
     
  6. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    nope
    Already tried it :(
     
  7. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    try starting it with the command line -novideo

    It may just be a problem with the opening video montage sequence.. and I believe the "-novideo" switch skips that...

    edit:
    (or try setting your overclocked video card back down to the defaults..)
     
  8. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    I cant...
    lol
    The card is factory overclocked :p
    Im confused on the other advice though.
     
  9. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    you should have a shortcut that points somewhere to the halo.exe file (at least, I think it's still halo.exe, it's been a while).. but you can either modify that shortcut or create a new one that points to "C:\progra... \halo.exe -novideo"
     
  10. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Nope, Wont let me :(
     
  11. jwebbxsjado

    jwebbxsjado OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i've tried responding to your question several times, i'm not sure if you've gotten them (no clue on how to work the forums :eek:)
    I actually made my account to help you out and answer your question, i think i have the answer.
    (i'm guessing you're having problems with Halo Custom Edition)

    If you have an NVIDIA control panel, open it.
    under '3D settings', click on 'adjust image settings with preview'
    make sure that, under the preview window, the box is checked that says "let the 3D application decide"

    had the SAME problem as you, and i've helped other people out with the same problem
    this should work, :D good luck~
     
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  12. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    hi jwebbxsjado, your first posts must be approved by a moderator.. thus the reason your other posts never made it.

    This is an older thread, but as your post may still help vanq (not sure if he still needs it or not) I approved your post. Welcome to the forum :)
     
  13. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I can just picture Vanquished sitting in front of his computer, twiddling his thumbs all these months, waiting for the Halo start-screen to come up :smoker:

    I lol'd a little bit :)
     
  14. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    he is probably all emmaciated and stuff...
     
  15. jwebbxsjado

    jwebbxsjado OSNN One Post Wonder

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    thankz! actually i made an account for this forum to help him out, i've had this problem before... + i understand anyones obsession for halo :D