I can't get Halo to work it installs correctly but when I try to play the error message comes up that Halo has problems with my graphics card which is: 64mb nvidia Geforce 2 Mx (0x0110) I can't find the updates for this card on the official Nvidia site.
Can somebody please help me, thanks.
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Im sorry bud, but im guessing you wont be able to play that game you can look at my system below, and with mine i can only play it fluidly at 800x600 with ALL details on low...so with your card its probably not gonna play
AMD 64 3800+
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I dont think thats correct... In my experience with the game.
If you run a dx7.1 card the game should run just fine (1024x768) but look quite poor(read absolutelys**t, i know i tried it with my mx460) full detail doesnt seem to effect it as it isnt shown anyhow.
If you run a dx8.1 card (ti4800) it will run pretty good as well. (doesnt look quite as good since all dx9 effects are not shown)
However dx9 cards are different, although they show the game properly in all its glory, this requires a lot more processing power to run(hence the reason a 5200 runs likes**t) only the top end dx9 cards would be able to run this at good frame rates at high resolutions.
If you want to run the game well, are on a budget and want to play the game with most of its detail i would suggest u get an older gen gpu that does say dx8.1 (radeon 8500 or TI, they are cheap/look pretty good and perform very well in this game, far better than a 5200)
5200's ares**t...pity u cant tell the game to run it in dx8.1 or dx7.1.
My mx460 would get better framerates..sure its lookss**t but that dont matter in a competion....
My PC ran it real bad too so I looked in the config file in the halo directory and went down to the Nvidia entry, just below the fx5200 fx5600 etc it says "forceshader=14" default, if you change this to "forceshader=11" then it uses pixel shaders 1.1 instead and I found that it ran a lot better on my fx5600, around 65 fps in parts dropping as low as 25fps when the action got going on mid detail 800x600. Also, I found that looking in the direct3d tab of the graphics card part, of advanced display properties window, and changing bitmap detail to 'blend' or 'high performance' gives a good performance gain if your really struggling (it makes it look quite a lot worse though).
better yet, what is everyones opinion of this game??? Seems to me they reduced colors and made it really drab in an attempt to make the engine flow better with most cards....not to be a pesimist or anything cause I really desperately want a new game to kill my addiction for ut2k3 instagib.
Another downfall is that they dont offer 1920x1200 which is the native res for alot of widescreen lcd's. I ussually play ut2k3 at 1920 cause the overclocked 9800 can hang (just in case your sitting there going who the hell plays at that res.)....online too not single player. I think its just simply time to kiss opengl goodbye
press ctrl-f12 in game to get a graph of the framerate showing up, it's a bit annoying but it works.
Ps. the game is ok but it has some really dull bits in between the amazing set-piece battles. As for the graphics, I dont think they have changed much at all from the xbox version (which is why it annoys me so much that it runs slow on my pc which could crush a bloody xbox in terms of power) except for increased resolution.
thanks, now i can see that i get about 10-13 FPS increace from 1024 to 800 reso, and does anyone know if i can run HALO in dx8 mode on my card (dx9)? bacause my card is choppy cuz it doesnt have enough power to process all the fancy dx9 effects.
AMD 64 3800+
Crative SB XF-i Xtreme Music
has anyone compared the demo to the full game? Just curious cause I just got back from the store where I was inspecting the box and noticed that the screenshots on the back are all brightly colored??? The demo for me is hecka dull almost pastel like colors???
the Graphics drivers of today do support all vid cards back to GF2 i think so u shouldnt worry about drivers, oh by the way its hard to get rid of lag in this game because its so demanding from Hardware, even the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro and Nvidia GF FX 5200 have problems with this game as of lag and such lol.
guess it doesnt really matter at this point......I was chatting with some people and it seems halo lags for days for everyone online. I personally tried it on 3 of my systems (2 with 9700pros,1 with 9800pro 256) and the colors are always dull. Evidentally the screenshots on the box and in the adds mean nothing as they are not a true depiction of the game.
Seems to me that microsoft is at it again.