HALO for PC not working.

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I downloaded and installed the HALO: Combat Evolved trial for PC. I was
considering buying the game and wanted to try the trial first.

It will NOT run.

P4c 3000, 512MB Corsair XMS
I have WinXP, SP2
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
Cat 4.11 driver
DX 9c

Game will not launch. It says; "A problem occurs initializing Direct3D.
Hardware acceleration maybe disabled, please run DXDIAG.

All is setup correctly. Unreal Tournament 2004 runs great as well as Doom3.
Actually, this is the first game I have tried that won't run.

How can I consider buying the game if it won't run?

Can anyone help?

Thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.halo (More info?)

    "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message news:nt5pd.6$px4.1@fe12.lga...
    > I downloaded and installed the HALO: Combat Evolved trial for PC. I was
    > considering buying the game and wanted to try the trial first.
    >
    > It will NOT run.
    >
    > P4c 3000, 512MB Corsair XMS
    > I have WinXP, SP2
    > ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    > Cat 4.11 driver
    > DX 9c
    >
    > Game will not launch. It says; "A problem occurs initializing Direct3D.
    > Hardware acceleration maybe disabled, please run DXDIAG.
    >
    > All is setup correctly. Unreal Tournament 2004 runs great as well as
    Doom3.
    > Actually, this is the first game I have tried that won't run.
    >
    > How can I consider buying the game if it won't run?
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks.

    Could be as simple as a directx problem, download and install the latest
    version from Microsoft.

    -Russ.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.halo (More info?)

    9c is the latest edition.

    "Somebody" <somebody@nospam.russdoucet.com> wrote in message
    news:gNkpd.85034$vO1.493107@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
    >
    > "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message news:nt5pd.6$px4.1@fe12.lga...
    >> I downloaded and installed the HALO: Combat Evolved trial for PC. I was
    >> considering buying the game and wanted to try the trial first.
    >>
    >> It will NOT run.
    >>
    >> P4c 3000, 512MB Corsair XMS
    >> I have WinXP, SP2
    >> ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    >> Cat 4.11 driver
    >> DX 9c
    >>
    >> Game will not launch. It says; "A problem occurs initializing Direct3D.
    >> Hardware acceleration maybe disabled, please run DXDIAG.
    >>
    >> All is setup correctly. Unreal Tournament 2004 runs great as well as
    > Doom3.
    >> Actually, this is the first game I have tried that won't run.
    >>
    >> How can I consider buying the game if it won't run?
    >>
    >> Can anyone help?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >
    > Could be as simple as a directx problem, download and install the latest
    > version from Microsoft.
    >
    > -Russ.
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.halo (More info?)

    "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message news:Hqypd.1326$6r4.442@fe12.lga...

    > "Somebody" <somebody@nospam.russdoucet.com> wrote in message
    > news:gNkpd.85034$vO1.493107@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
    > >
    > > "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message news:nt5pd.6$px4.1@fe12.lga...
    > >> I downloaded and installed the HALO: Combat Evolved trial for PC. I was
    > >> considering buying the game and wanted to try the trial first.
    > >>
    > >> It will NOT run.
    > >>
    > >> P4c 3000, 512MB Corsair XMS
    > >> I have WinXP, SP2
    > >> ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    > >> Cat 4.11 driver
    > >> DX 9c


    Sorry didn't notice "DX 9c" at the bottom last time.

    Did you read the release notest that come with it? There are notations in
    there about tweaks to make to the video card settings to get it to run with
    each particular model.

    -Russ.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.halo (More info?)

    Yes, thanks.

    I tried disabling and enabling everything.

    Guess I'm not playing HALO. I'm certaily not buying it.


    "Somebody" <somebody@nospam.russdoucet.com> wrote in message
    news:WGFpd.85088$vO1.493612@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
    >
    > "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message
    > news:Hqypd.1326$6r4.442@fe12.lga...
    >
    >> "Somebody" <somebody@nospam.russdoucet.com> wrote in message
    >> news:gNkpd.85034$vO1.493107@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
    >> >
    >> > "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message news:nt5pd.6$px4.1@fe12.lga...
    >> >> I downloaded and installed the HALO: Combat Evolved trial for PC. I
    >> >> was
    >> >> considering buying the game and wanted to try the trial first.
    >> >>
    >> >> It will NOT run.
    >> >>
    >> >> P4c 3000, 512MB Corsair XMS
    >> >> I have WinXP, SP2
    >> >> ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    >> >> Cat 4.11 driver
    >> >> DX 9c
    >
    >
    > Sorry didn't notice "DX 9c" at the bottom last time.
    >
    > Did you read the release notest that come with it? There are notations in
    > there about tweaks to make to the video card settings to get it to run
    > with
    > each particular model.
    >
    > -Russ.
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.halo (More info?)

    it should work fine
    maybe it's a corrupt download ?
    try it again as I installed the demo, the PC 3 times and even Halo CE where
    there are hundreds of new multplayer maps avail
    I am sure it will work and if not a post on their tech boards will get it
    fixed
    it's actually better than halo 2 for many as far as the maps for MP
    the pistol change is one of the things folks are not happy with as it was
    uber powerful in h1, in h2 it's weakened a ton but probably more realistic


    "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message
    news:snIpd.2157$Bs1.2006@fe12.lga...
    > Yes, thanks.
    >
    > I tried disabling and enabling everything.
    >
    > Guess I'm not playing HALO. I'm certaily not buying it.
    >
    >
    > "Somebody" <somebody@nospam.russdoucet.com> wrote in message
    > news:WGFpd.85088$vO1.493612@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
    >>
    >> "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message
    >> news:Hqypd.1326$6r4.442@fe12.lga...
    >>
    >>> "Somebody" <somebody@nospam.russdoucet.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:gNkpd.85034$vO1.493107@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
    >>> >
    >>> > "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message
    >>> > news:nt5pd.6$px4.1@fe12.lga...
    >>> >> I downloaded and installed the HALO: Combat Evolved trial for PC. I
    >>> >> was
    >>> >> considering buying the game and wanted to try the trial first.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> It will NOT run.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> P4c 3000, 512MB Corsair XMS
    >>> >> I have WinXP, SP2
    >>> >> ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    >>> >> Cat 4.11 driver
    >>> >> DX 9c
    >>
    >>
    >> Sorry didn't notice "DX 9c" at the bottom last time.
    >>
    >> Did you read the release notest that come with it? There are notations
    >> in
    >> there about tweaks to make to the video card settings to get it to run
    >> with
    >> each particular model.
    >>
    >> -Russ.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.halo (More info?)

    "> "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message
    > news:snIpd.2157$Bs1.2006@fe12.lga...
    > > Yes, thanks.
    > >
    > > I tried disabling and enabling everything.
    > >
    > > Guess I'm not playing HALO. I'm certaily not buying it.

    I'm referring to the following 2 sections of the readme file:

    1st:
    ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128: You may experience inconsistent graphic performance
    with textures if you set the Mipmap Detail Level in the ATI Direct3D Control
    Panel to any setting except High Quality.

    2nd, command line switches:

    -nogamma
    Disables adjustment of gamma.

    -useff
    Forces the game to run as a fixed function card.

    -use11
    Forces the game to run as a shader 1.1 card.

    -use20
    Forces the game to run as a shader 2.0 card.

    -safemode
    Disables as much as possible from the game.

    -window
    Runs the game in a window.


    Have you tried those things?

    -Russ.
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    "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message news:nt5pd.6$px4.1@fe12.lga...
    >I downloaded and installed the HALO: Combat Evolved trial for PC. I was
    > considering buying the game and wanted to try the trial first.
    >
    > It will NOT run.
    >
    > P4c 3000, 512MB Corsair XMS
    > I have WinXP, SP2
    > ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    > Cat 4.11 driver
    > DX 9c
    >
    > Game will not launch. It says; "A problem occurs initializing Direct3D.
    > Hardware acceleration maybe disabled, please run DXDIAG.
    >
    > All is setup correctly. Unreal Tournament 2004 runs great as well as
    > Doom3.
    > Actually, this is the first game I have tried that won't run.
    >
    > How can I consider buying the game if it won't run?
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks.

    Click Start
    Run
    Type in:
    dxdiag
    hit the enter key.
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    "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message news:O6ard.3805$AL.3193@fe12.lga...
    > "Somebody" <somebody@nospam.russdoucet.com> wrote in message
    > news:Bv%qd.85340$vO1.495592@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
    > >

    > >
    > > Well it seems like the Halo Demo multiplayer server is offline anyway,
    at
    > > least the lobby has been empty since Friday. So it may be a moot point.
    > > The full game has bee patched about 5 times so probably won't have the
    > > problem. Personally, I think Halo's multiplayer is the best going, just
    > > the gameplay and the team strategy with the vehicles, maps, weapons and
    > > gametypes available, not so much the special effects. With CE, there
    are
    > > hundreds of custom maps so you can play something to your taste. But in
    > > your case, probably HL2 is a better bet, most of the Halo guys seem to
    > > like
    > > it too.
    > >
    > > -Russ.
    > When is it due out for PC?
    >
    >

    It's only ever been out for the PC. Buy Halo PC, download Halo CE for free,
    and play.

    You can play Zanzibar (Halo 2 map) and New Mombasa (Halo 2 map from demo
    that never made it to production) right now.

    -Russ.
  9. Archived from groups: alt.games.halo (More info?)

    But does anyone know when Halo2 for PC will be out? Will it ever?


    "Somebody" <somebody@nospam.russdoucet.com> wrote in message
    news:YY%sd.85759$vO1.498121@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
    >
    > "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message
    > news:O6ard.3805$AL.3193@fe12.lga...
    >> "Somebody" <somebody@nospam.russdoucet.com> wrote in message
    >> news:Bv%qd.85340$vO1.495592@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
    >> >
    >
    >> >
    >> > Well it seems like the Halo Demo multiplayer server is offline anyway,
    > at
    >> > least the lobby has been empty since Friday. So it may be a moot
    >> > point.
    >> > The full game has bee patched about 5 times so probably won't have the
    >> > problem. Personally, I think Halo's multiplayer is the best going,
    >> > just
    >> > the gameplay and the team strategy with the vehicles, maps, weapons and
    >> > gametypes available, not so much the special effects. With CE, there
    > are
    >> > hundreds of custom maps so you can play something to your taste. But
    >> > in
    >> > your case, probably HL2 is a better bet, most of the Halo guys seem to
    >> > like
    >> > it too.
    >> >
    >> > -Russ.
    >> When is it due out for PC?
    >>
    >>
    >
    > It's only ever been out for the PC. Buy Halo PC, download Halo CE for
    > free,
    > and play.
    >
    > You can play Zanzibar (Halo 2 map) and New Mombasa (Halo 2 map from demo
    > that never made it to production) right now.
    >
    > -Russ.
    >
    >
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