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Windows 7: Halo 2 refuses to play

11 Jun 2010   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pr0t3g3 View Post
Edit: By the way I've mentioned this 2x before but I already read your flippin thread.. and a darn good one it is. But it only covers the most basic troubleshooting stuff.
Look, we can't help you if you won't help us! You can start by telling us what you DID do???

The help you recieve is only as good as the info you provide

Good luck


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11 Jun 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Which is mentioned in my guide...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
11 - Game Managers - Some games use game managers or download systems for updates, achievements, and digital rights management, and they are usually installed with the game (you don’t get a choice). So….If you’re have gaming issues, you’ll need to look at these as well. Below are the three most popular ones….

Games For Windows - Live Support - is a free online gaming service that lets you connect and play with friends and is reported to have than 14 million Xbox LIVE members. It will notify you of any updates to itself or its games.

Steam is a digital game distribution system as well as a digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve. It is used to distribute a large number of games and related media entirely over the internet, including automated updates. Issues? - Steam Support

EA Download Manager – EA Download Manager is a digital distribution/digital rights management system from Electronic Arts that allows users to purchase games on the Internet and download them to your computer.

- Connection Problems with game managers???….

- Games for Windows LIVE: Troubleshoot connection problems
- Steam - Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
- EA Download Manager Connection Problems
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11 Jun 2010   #13
Pr0t3g3

Windows 7
 
 

I did that. Thats not the real problem though I wand to play the campaign not the online one.... the hell doesn't it give me a choice?? I registered the game and I should be set to go..Another thing is: Why must I install old direct x... shouldn't the new one take care of the old ones? *sigh* i know I know they are all separate files... and they have nothing to do with each other (I looked that up) ... w/e .. if it doesn't work even after the direct x 9 then what?
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11 Jun 2010   #14
Pr0t3g3

Windows 7
 
 

let me put it this way: I did everything in your guide except install the old direct x files.. which is why in my post above I said if that doesn't work then what?

Edit: I'm thinking that if it still doesn't work then I should probably return and repurchase... hopefully my next copy won't have the same problems.
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11 Jun 2010   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I've played Halo2 on my x64 system, it will still prompt you to log into the live gaming when you play the campaign but you don't have to actually log in. I've installed DirectX 9 too and haven't noticed any side effects from doing so. A lot of old games prompt you to install it and I just got tiered of saying no.
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11 Jun 2010   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I've installed DirectX 9 too and haven't noticed any side effects from doing so. A lot of old games prompt you to install it and I just got tiered of saying no.
You should always install/update DirectX (9), especially with regards to older games.

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5 - Update your Direct X files - Contrary to popular belief, just because Windows 7 is DX11 capable doesn’t mean it has the latest DX9 files!!! Most game issues can be fixed by simply updating the DX files.

BTW - Windows 7 is fully compatible with games and hardware that use older versions of DirectX

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While Windows 7 is fully compatible with games and hardware that use older versions of DirectX, the new DirectX 11 features are available with a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card and games designed to take advantage of this new technology.
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11 Jun 2010   #17
Pr0t3g3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I've installed DirectX 9 too and haven't noticed any side effects from doing so. A lot of old games prompt you to install it and I just got tiered of saying no.
You should always install/update DirectX (9), especially with regards to older games.

Quote:
5 - Update your Direct X files - Contrary to popular belief, just because Windows 7 is DX11 capable doesn’t mean it has the latest DX9 files!!! Most game issues can be fixed by simply updating the DX files.

BTW - Windows 7 is fully compatible with games and hardware that use older versions of DirectX

Quote:
While Windows 7 is fully compatible with games and hardware that use older versions of DirectX, the new DirectX 11 features are available with a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card and games designed to take advantage of this new technology.
I finished downloading an entire package of the direct x files up to 9 .. and it still wont work... what if I have this problem again if I repurchase halo 2?... is there a configuration not mentioned in that thread of yours? Or is that all there is to do?
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11 Jun 2010   #18
ivan1300

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I have windows 7 ultimate 64bit and i run halo2 fine, i even play online.
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15 Jul 2010   #19
Pr0t3g3

Windows 7
 
 
Reviving thread; necromancy ftw!

I have a new problem with halo 2.. I got it to play a while back and I've had a problem with the 'size' of my icons and desktop. when I quit or when a problem occurs and halo 2 closes my icons remain glitched in the 'large' position. I tried reseting it. but it seems that it thinks they are still 'small' .. I restarted my computer.. removed and re-added halo 2.. Any advice?
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