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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 03:00 AM    Msg. 1 of 3       
Hi there. Both my Combat Evolved and Custom Edition games crash soon after the initial Halo screen pops up. They are both updated to 1.10 and I have played lots before, so that isn't the issue. I'm using Windows 10, but that was never an issue either.

Curiously, this only started happening after I installed a CD copy of Max Payne. I couldn't get Max Payne to work even after much troubleshooting. For whatever reason, it seems to have completely messed up Halo in the process.

I've already tried running it as administrator, playing in windowed mode, and playing in various compatibility modes, but nothing seems to work. In fullscreen, it gives me no message after crashing. In windowed mode it gives me the default "Halo has stopped working" Windows message. I've also uninstalled Max Payne, but that didn't fix anything. I could always re-install and see if that works, but I'd like to see if there's a solution before falling to that.

Anyone know a solution?

Joined: Jun 25, 2015

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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 10:55 AM    Msg. 2 of 3       
I used to have a similar problem, what fixed it for me was setting the game resolution in a shortcut for halo.exe.

Its 2:46 am for me and Im currently browsing HaloMaps on my phone so I cant jump on my pc and see how I set the resolution, sorry. I think it has something to do with adding -res to the end of the target parameter.

Joined: Jun 8, 2014

Posted: Dec 15, 2017 05:56 PM    Msg. 3 of 3       
Update and reinstall all updates to Windows and DirectX or whatever.

CD versions of games come preloaded with the services and software updates you need to play them, that way if your PC doesn't have an internet connection you still can play the game with the disc alone. When you installed Max Payne it probably installed an older version of something like Direct X or whatever.


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