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Vergil
Joined: Jun 13, 2011

you're just mad cuz you're angry


Posted: May 1, 2017 06:54 PM    Msg. 1 of 9       
Hey,

I've had a Halo PC case with a disk and key and all that legit, but I've had to switch out things in my computer to fit a second internal hard drive, and I don't currently have a connection to my disk drive, so I'm wondering if there's a way I can install Halo PC digitally without needing a disk drive, and I could just put my legit CD key in and download the game again.

I've been playing it for years and this build doesn't have a disk drive. I also do not have a USB disk drive. I could provide a screencap if you need it. I don't want to have to torrent it, even though I have the game.

Thanks.


MatthewDratt
Joined: Sep 11, 2010

Meet Bullet & I. Halo: OD in Chicago 8/2-8/4


Posted: May 1, 2017 08:06 PM    Msg. 2 of 9       
There's no way to download the raw Halo PC game. You'd need to download Custom Edition (which only has multiplayer at it's core), and then if you wanted to play the campaign, you'd need to download all the campaign map files (I'm sure someone can link you to good default campaign files for CE).

Custom Edition Game http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=410
Latest Patch (No CD drive required) http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=6798


Super Flanker
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

The length of your life depends on my aim.


Posted: May 1, 2017 09:02 PM    Msg. 3 of 9       
External CD drive? Whether or not good default campaign files exist for CE they will still not be 100% comparable to PC, unless OP doesn't give a toss.


OrangeJuice
Joined: Jan 29, 2009

Yup, It's like working with insufferable neurotics


Posted: May 1, 2017 09:25 PM    Msg. 4 of 9       
There's a 1:1 iso of halo PC in the galaxyverge archive, I use it because I've a touchscreen laptop with no drive.

If you're on Windows 10, you can even double click it and it'll mount automatically

commercial resources(You'll need CD keys to install most of these since they have to be kept legitimate)
Edited by OrangeJuice on May 1, 2017 at 10:27 PM


Spartan314
Joined: Aug 21, 2010

Former biped rigger & FP animator


Posted: May 1, 2017 10:17 PM    Msg. 5 of 9       
Quote: --- Original message by: MatthewDratt
if you wanted to play the campaign, you'd need to download all the campaign map files (I'm sure someone can link you to good default campaign files for CE).

blam! Austen1000's port
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=41DF5C16DBA4CA20%21554&cid=41DF5C16DBA4CA20


ghost901
Joined: Mar 4, 2010


Posted: May 3, 2017 02:01 PM    Msg. 6 of 9       
Quote: --- Original message by: Spartan314
Quote: --- Original message by: MatthewDratt
if you wanted to play the campaign, you'd need to download all the campaign map files (I'm sure someone can link you to good default campaign files for CE).

blam! Austen1000's port
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=41DF5C16DBA4CA20%21554&cid=41DF5C16DBA4CA20


The scripts for these maps are broken.


OrangeJuice
Joined: Jan 29, 2009

Yup, It's like working with insufferable neurotics


Posted: May 3, 2017 02:33 PM    Msg. 7 of 9       
Renamon's scripts are broken,

but that port is not renamon's
Edited by OrangeJuice on May 3, 2017 at 02:36 PM


ajnauron
Joined: Apr 12, 2010


Posted: May 7, 2017 12:13 PM    Msg. 8 of 9       
After installing the game, if you don't have the disk in a CD drive, run the updater at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Halo\haloupdate.exe" before you try to start the game, that will allow you to run the game without having the CD in the drive.


sparky
Joined: Jun 27, 2009

Fools deceive, but knowledge of Jesus is life.


Posted: May 8, 2017 09:04 PM    Msg. 9 of 9       
I use MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager; it's freeware and works well. You use it from the taskbar tray.

 

 
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