halo 1 and ce *technically* work!! (minus dxt textures)

halo 1 and ce *technically* work!! (minus dxt textures)

Postby thellt » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:03 am

to the technitians who develop eltechs wine: i don't know if eltechs have released an update to wine but i do have visual confirmation that halo pc and ce work on wine. any textures with alpha are immediately changed to the base shader radiocity level (dxt2 and dxt3 4 and 5 textures do not load.) i did see this implementation online that if included in the next wine.... that might fix it.
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err:winediag:wined3d_texture_init The application tried to create a DXTn texture, but the driver does not support them

^ this is the only thing holding halo back on the raspberry pi now!

on x86 processors there is a solution.... sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386 and the same without the ":i386"<-- but this didn't work on eltechs wine. i belive you guys might have to cross compile or alter this package to get direct3d games working like halo, halo custom edition, and other 2001-2004 era gearbox and Microsoft games working.

direct 3d shaders are working its mostly an issue of texture rendering at the moment!!!

following is for the user!

do you want to see halo on the raspberry pi? albeit broken?
to get halo working as far as the state i got (with the texture garbage) you will have to:
1.) (recommended as you don't need a cd with the official 1.08 update pre included and updated further thru 1.10)
download my custom modified 1.10 all in one halo client at http://chiperdilly.com/release.exe <- no stolen software included (you still need your key to play) also its updated to work on the new gamespy servers as the old gamespy got nuked. use WGET if you don't know how to download it!!!
make sure you install it carefully. desktop shortcuts will not work at all. even retail shortcuts don't work. if you need help ask questions.

1.) (alternate) or use official halocesetup_en_1.00.exe from google.com search (try the halomaps or fileplanet link)
and update it to 1.10 halo ce by searching google. i cannot hold your hand on this.

2:)download an old copy of mfc42 from http://chiperdilly.com/mfc42.dll (use wget on pi)
3:)paste mfc42 in /home/pi/.wine/drive_c/windows/systen32
4.) on the pi, as well, as set the graphics on raspi config to 256 and use "fake drivers."
5.)install exagear desktop and sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get install wine
6.)launch exagear and then launch wine say yes to mono and other questions.
7.) do winecfg and make sure you enable desktop mode
8.) download the copies of either release.exe or halocesetup_en_1.00.exe (<-and the 1.10 update!) to the home folder
9.) wine halocesetup_en_1.00.exe (or) wine release.exe and make sure that you have 1.10 update installed.
10.) go thru setup and do default and type your key and everything,
8.)in your home folder /home/pi/ open terminal and type "wine notepad"
cd program files
cd Microsoft games
cd halo custom edition
haloce.exe -windowed -novideo
save in /home/pi/ and call it haloce.bat
then whenever you want to try running halo do wine haloce.bat. hope it works. if you need me to i will try to upload an image at somepoint.

so far i got it working on july 5th jesse. if you need help i will check back occasionally.

i wrote this at 1:20 am and I'm super tired. please be aware that i also am super quirky as it is. if this doesent make any sence but want to get halo going lets see what the techs can do! :) (hint: eltechs.... can you include dxt compression?
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