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UncookedMoa
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Posted: May 2, 2020 01:40 PM    Msg. 1 of 1       
THE XBOX EXPERIENCE
Ever wanted to have a Halo 2 experience closer to the original Xbox? Have no fear. I have just the thing for you.



Halo 2 Reclaimed aims to restore the Vista port of the Halo 2 campaign back to its Original Xbox state as much as possible through the limited modding capabilities of Halo 2 Vista. Improvements may or may not be made to the mod over time. Although the mod is made mainly for purists, there's something for everyone here. You will definitely find a thing or two here that can enhance your Halo 2 experience. All information is found in the Documentation & Guide Document.

> Best used with Project Cartographer .

Reclaimed Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-amNufZ-Hk
Join the Halo Reclaimed Discord: https://discord.gg/u5ZKjxC

UP TO DATE DOWNLOADS, DOCUMENTATION & GUIDE:
https://1drv.ms/w/s!Arjh9SJCM0GAkVPvTg1zwwWkr8bh?e=bl59Zo

Available on NexusMods:  https://www.nexusmods.com/halo2/mods/72

Available on ModDB:  https://www.moddb.com/mods/halo-2-reclaimed

MAIN DOWNLOADS:
Halo 2 Reclaimed 60 Tick: This modifies the campaign to have an Original Xbox feel to it, while maintaining the game's 60 tick rate and 60 frames per second.
1.) Batch Map Patcher - Patches all your maps with a single push of a button, and can unpatch them too:
MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA

2.) Pre-Patched - Ready made maps if you aren't comfortable with using the patcher.
MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA

Halo 2 Reclaimed 30 Tick: This gives the visual and audio fixes only. Either for use with 30 tick, or for those who prefer Halo 2 Vista's gameplay over the original.
1.) Batch Map Patcher:
MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA
2.) Pre-Patched (All the .map files! No need for patch!):
MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA

Other Languages:
- Espaņol: https://www.moddb.com/mods/halo-2-reclaimed/addons/espaol-halo-2-reclaimed-mapas-60-tick

RECLAIMED R1 FIXES LIST:
60 TICK-SPECIFIC:
- Weapon Firing rates
- Vehicle Firing Rates
- Difficulties Fix
- High Charity Carrier Forms Drop Fix
- Great Journey Self-Flipping Wraith Fix
- Gravemind Council Chamber Brutes Hacky Workaround (Not a real fix. Meant to mimic Xbox gameplay only.)

VISUAL/AUDIO FIXES:
- Xbox Sound Classes (Stronger gun sounds, more audible footsteps)
- Xbox Pelican Thrusters
- Xbox Radio Filters
- Xbox Sentinel Beam laser beam effect
- Regret's Carrier position on Outskirts fixed
- Snow Fog Fix
- Tree leaves fix (Now done by Cartographer for all alpha_white shaders)
- OG Xbox Buttons
- Dotless Sniper/Beam Rifle crosshairs

IMPROVING YOUR HALO 2 SETUP (Detailed instructions in the OneDrive document):
1.) Enable Reverb (Echo, depending on location)
(Registry edit in: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Halo 2\Audio Settings)
2.) Enable Low Pass Filter (Space muffle)
(Registry edit in: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Halo 2\Audio Settings)
3.) Set anisotropic filtering to 16x in your GPU's Control Panel for Halo 2 to improve the clarity of textures in the distance.
4.) Use DSOAL for audio enhancement.
5.) Leave anti-aliasing off to make sure no polygon meshes are visible.

RECLAIMED SCREENSHOTS:











ADDITIONAL RELEASES TO ACCOMPANY RECLAIMED:

1.) Menu strings: ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
The following h2customlanguage.ini file includes the following options (Use the select language option in Cartographer to change):

- Advanced (Recommended): A balance between the OG Xbox menu text strings and an actually functional menu. Includes OG Xbox texts such as "Press Start to Continue" and using "Profile" instead of "Player."


- H2V: Restores the 2007 H2V menu for Cartographer.


- OG Xbox: Restores the original Xbox menu strings, even if these labels no longer match what they do. For the hardcore purists.


2.) Button prompts for Controller Users
- OG Xbox buttons: Visible in the keyboard, and in-game as the flashlight prompt. ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )




- MCC Buttons ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )




3.) Remap Button Prompts (For use with Durazno):
- Recon
Xbox 360 ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
MCC ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )


- Bumper Jumper
Xbox 360 ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
MCC ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )




- Semi-Bump Jump (Default; Swapped LB and A) (Durazno ini file links: MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA)
Xbox 360 ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
MCC ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )

4.) Crosshair replacement options
Via shared.map
Unfortunately disallows access to multiplayer. If you use the patcher, you can quit the game, unpatch, then launch the game to get back to multiplayer right away.

- Diamond Sniper Crosshair/Dotless Beam Rifle Crosshair
Resembles Halo CE Refined's approach to the classic OG Xbox Sniper crosshair by making it a diamond, which it visually appears to be in the 2004 version of Halo 2. Keep in mind this Beam Rifle crosshair does not match the OG Xbox in this.

> Pre-Patched ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
> Patcher ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA ) (Can patch shared.map for singleplayer, then unpatch again to play multiplayer)





- Dotless Sniper/Beam Rifle Crosshair
Resembles the 2014-2019 builds of Halo 2 Anniversary by simply removing the dot when not aimed for the head.

> Pre-Patched ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
> Patcher ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA ) (Can patch shared.map for singleplayer, then unpatch again to play multiplayer)





Via Texmod
Unfortunately has to be opened first, then pointed towards Halo 2's exe, as well as the tpf file, every time you want to use. This is, however, able to be used in multiplayer.
> Credit: martin.kosecky5 ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )

- Reclaimed.tpf: OG Xbox appears to have thicker crosshairs in general, and this attempts to emulate that, though it is not 1:1 with the OG Xbox. There are actual differences in the designs of some crosshairs between the OG Xbox and H2V that aren't being represented with this package.
- MCC14.tpf: Simply makes the crosshairs dotless, resembling the 2014-2019 builds of Halo 2 Anniversary by removing the dot when not aimed for the head.


Edited by UncookedMoa on May 6, 2020 at 03:45 AM

 

 
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