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Quote: --- Original message by: cippozzo
Oh thanks I tried installing Hac2 but it fails, what about open sauce? the installer doesn't work and copying the files from another installation doesn't work.
Are you trying to install the "new" hac2 version 2.3 or the "old" version 2.2 ?
All of these maps have been added to the HAC2 repo, available at:
thanks for this!
Quote: --- Original message by: Storm
The Halo CE3 Website hosts the SPV3 campaign www.haloce3.com
Do we have to accept Jesus into our lives in order to access your mirror?Edited by Storm on Aug 24, 2018 at 06:52 PM
Exactly who are you talking to?
Anyone got a good source for .yelo maps?
I wouldn't mind hosting them.
It seems to be gone, but archive.org has a copy:
Also, go here for more than 5000+ maps for Halo CE and PC: http://maps.halonet.net/maplist.php
Actually, archive.org didn't actually copy the zip files...
That link I posted above of 5000+ maps, that's the actual HAC2 map repo.
Edited by msalerno on Aug 23, 2018 at 05:59 PM
How did you install HAC2? Just copied loader.dll to the controls folder?
Or did you put hac.dll into the install folder?
Quote: --- Original message by: MatthewDratt
That's literally just the page for the HMU/CE3 archive. It goes on for about like 50 pages. Good luck
(you don't have to)
lol - What mirror-image alien puts "<- Next Page" on the LEFT side of the page?
I have attempted to PM Slayer117 to try to get all CE3 hosted maps at once.
If anyone has any other leads, let me know.
I can't possibly download each map individually :) I already scripted something to pull the links from the first page, but even that would be painstaking for a lot of maps.
Edited by msalerno on Apr 28, 2017 at 04:25 PM
OK, so I pulled every map from haloce3.com, compared to the HAC2 repo, and put 104 maps into the repo.
I also put these up there as well: https://opencarnage.net/index.php?/topic/6735-gridlock-unfinished-map-by-english-mobster/
HAC2 repo is currently at 2985 total maps, 66.5GB of zip files.
Edited by msalerno on May 2, 2017 at 06:52 PM
Done. Although, bloodgulch2_bk_v1 and desertgulch were already in there.
There was at least one single-player map in that list, but I copied it anyway just to have it.
For the record, these have been added:
Let me know if there are any issues.
Has anyone heard from Btcc22 lately? His steam profile says he hasn't been on for 56 days.
I've been hosting the HAC2 map repo since November 2016, so if you need (or want) any maps uploaded, contact me on Steam - msalerno1965
It's a great idea!
Using SAPP, or my as-yet-unreleased HSE®, the CPU load on a single dedicated server is minimal. Even a plain-stock dedicated server isn't all that much of a CPU load on today's machines.
Where are you located?
Quote: --- Original message by: bandinada5
yeah, i was having same problem before... i downloaded from http://blog.haloanticheat.com/
it won't save any preference you saved like custom chat, font size, etc...
but i fixed it, with replace the loader.dll file from my friend...
loader.dll shouldn't have anything to do with preferences. However, if downloads were broken, and it downloaded an updated HAC2, that might have solved it.
Thanks! Yes, it is useful information. I am looking at this from the server-side.
Ah, I see, said the blind man.
Thanks a bunch for the pointer!
Trying to determine, from the server side, what makes an object a "flag".
And by that, I mean when a player is holding the flag. If I look at the tag associated with that object, it's a weapon. And the weapon label in the tag is 'f' (0x66).
But does that mean that all flags on all maps always have a weapon label of 'f'? Or is there some other magic thing somewhere that makes the weapon a "flag"?
That goes for skull ball too, which has a label of 'b' (0x62).
What triggers Halo to treat these objects the way it does?
Edited by msalerno on Jan 25, 2016 at 01:06 PM
And on top of that, how it reacts when it DOES lose connectivity to it's site.
It shouldn't crash the Halo client.
haloanticheat.com is back, and registered to the correct nameservers once again.
Btcc22 must have a long TTL (time to live) on his DNS records ;)
My DNS servers were still caching the bad entries.
Btcc22, you really need to keep it from crashing Halo completely if it can't talk to your servers.
You may have to wait a while for the domain to come back, if your ISP is caching DNS entries. Even if Btcc22 doesn't have a long TTL on the domain records, ISPs can force caching for much longer.
Edited by msalerno on Dec 10, 2015 at 07:27 PM
I'm not so sure it will come back in 24 hours, but we'll see.
His servers are still up, and answer on their IP addresses, but if the domain itself is gone, nothing works.
There is a Rube-Goldberg-type workaround that involves putting his hostnames and IP addresses in your local HOSTS file, but it doesn't help with map downloads. It only fixes the initial crash.
The Realworld® HAC2 map mirror fails to serve maps because it can't figure out what maps.haloanticheat.com is. I can probably work around that with an edit to the PHP script on the site, but that would only work for our mirror, and not the main HAC2 map download site. I think it has the same issue, it can't resolve it's only name within a PHP script.
Hopefully, this gets fixed quickly. I'm more than willing to make a go of it myself if I have to :)
(sigh again on the self-bump restriction)
Quote: --- Original message by: AlissArcana
Edit: I just realized, you guys are panicking over something that is easily fixed, by not having hac.dll in your temp folder ever. Oh well.
Edited by AlissArcana on Dec 9, 2015 at 09:08 PM
It's not just the initial crash, map downloads are also affected.
And it's not about me or any other player with a whit of sense that can make this work, it's the rest of the players who seem to have disappeared in the past 24 hours.
Edited by msalerno on Dec 9, 2015 at 09:24 PM
The HAC2 website is down, domain name haloanticheat.com seems to have expired.
This makes HAC2 crash Halo on startup. The "fix" for now is to copy hac.dll from your local temp folder, to the main directory where Halo is installed.
You can do this for now, to fix this:
Press the windows key, hold, and press "R" (Windows-R) - this will bring up the "Run" dialog.
For Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10, enter:
For Windows XP, enter:
This will open a window where you can find your copy of hac.dll
Right-click on the file, and select Copy
Then, Windows+R again.
For 64-bit versions of windows, enter this for Halo CE:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Halo Custom Edition
For 32-bit versions:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Custom Edition
Another window will open with the contents of your Halo install directory.
Right-click anywhere in the file list, and select Paste
Windows will probably ask you if you want to do this with administrator privileges, say Yes
Once the file is copied into the Halo install directory, it will (should) no longer crash on startup if it cannot contact haloanticheat.com
If Btcc22 doesn't come up with a fix for this quickly, we at Realworld® will come up with a permanent fix for this. Stay tuned.
Some people have reported that the lobby isn't filling up completely. It does take some time, for me, but I do get up to around 1000+ players during the day.
Problem is, now, loader.dll (hac2's starting point) is crashing. I think Btcc22 has an issue somewhere.