halo problems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by ed8020, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. ed8020

    ed8020 Guest

    i have installed halo trial but when i play it it stops at the halo symbol
    and comes up with a message saying, a problem has occurred initializing
    direct3d. hardware acceleration maybe disabled, please run dxdiag. tks plz
    reply asap
     
    ed8020, Apr 14, 2006
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  2. Which build of Windows Vista are you using? Also, its not strange to
    encounter incompatibility issues with a BETA like Windows Vista. I recommend
    you get in touch with the Publisher of HALO to find out about updates or
    support strategies for this game on Windows Vista. Have you tried running
    the game in compatibility mode to see if it makes a difference?
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 14, 2006
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Do you have supported video card with the most recent drivers?

    If yes then something probably still needs a bit of work.

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    Paul Smith, Apr 14, 2006
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  4. Just going to say, haven't a lot of people been having trouble with Direct3D
    in Vista? Some people seem to experience problems with Glass and games
    especially... but it seems that only the more basic games seem to work in
    Vista. I've tried a few games myself... but only Counterstrike/Half Life
    seems to work relatively well.

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 14, 2006
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  5. ed8020

    Paul Smith Guest

    I've tried Oblivion and Morrowind both run pretty well.

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    Paul Smith, Apr 15, 2006
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  6. how do i run it in compatability mode?
    plz reply asap.
     
    ed8020 via WindowsKB.com, Apr 16, 2006
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  7. what needs work?
     
    ed8020 via WindowsKB.com, Apr 16, 2006
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  8. Right click on the executable file (.exe) and click the Compatibility tab,
    click the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" check box, then once
    the OS drop down box has activated, select Windows XP SP2 from the list,
    Apply then OK.

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 16, 2006
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  9. The drivers lol.

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 16, 2006
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  10. You have to disable UAP first, click Start > All Programs > Accessories >
    Run > type in MSCONFIG > click Tools (tab) scroll down > select Disable UAP
    assume the game is stored there) > right click the executable >
    Compatibility (tab) > under Compatibility mode > check "Run this program in
    compatibility mode for:" click in the list box and select a suitable version
    of Windows, preferrably Windows XP SP2.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 16, 2006
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  11. But of course - overlooked that completely.

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 16, 2006
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Halo is running here with the Vista patch on bungie.net and with the ATI
    drivers on their site.

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    Paul Smith, Apr 18, 2006
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    Keyser.Halo Guest

    Someone already answered this one. I'm just confirming my experience.

    On build 5384 (beta2) and later, Halo will display the Program
    Compatibility Assistant dialog from MS pointing you to Bungie's patch
    for Halo.

    Install the patch following Bungie's instructions and the game will run
    just fine. This patch fixes the DX version issue when loading the game.

    There is another way to hack the configuration ini file and change the
    DX version check string but you don;t need to go to such extremes. I
    went b/c I love the game and wanted to make it work before I leaned
    about the patch.

    I have not tested the trial version. I have the retail copy. Worth the
    money.

    Have fun !
     
    Keyser.Halo, Jun 1, 2006
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  14. ed8020

    Keyser.Halo Guest

    Someone already answered this one. I'm just confirming my experience.

    On build 5384 (beta2) and later, Halo will display the Program
    Compatibility Assistant dialog from MS pointing you to Bungie's patch
    for Halo.

    Install the patch following Bungie's instructions and the game will run
    just fine. This patch fixes the DX version issue when loading the game.

    There is another way to hack the configuration ini file and change the
    DX version check string but you don;t need to go to such extremes. I
    went b/c I love the game and wanted to make it work before I leaned
    about the patch.

    I have not tested the trial version. I have the retail copy. Worth the
    money.

    Have fun !
     
    Keyser.Halo, Jun 1, 2006
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  15. ed8020

    Keyser.Halo Guest


    Someone already answered this one. I'm just confirming my experience.

    On build 5384 (beta2) and later, Halo will display the Program
    Compatibility Assistant dialog from MS pointing you to Bungie's patch
    for Halo.

    Install the patch following Bungie's instructions and the game will run
    just fine. This patch fixes the DX version issue when loading the game.

    There is another way to hack the configuration ini file and change the
    DX version check string but you don;t need to go to such extremes. I
    went b/c I love the game and wanted to make it work before I leaned
    about the patch.

    I have not tested the trial version. I have the retail copy. Worth the
    money.

    Have fun !
     
    Keyser.Halo, Jun 1, 2006
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