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Halo CE Technical / Map Design » saphien not running on my windows 8 :/ Dec 1, 2015 10:07 PM (Total replies: 9)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky

With the HEK+ program, you extracted just the .scenario tag, but that tag references other tags in the .map file from which you took it. So you need to check the box for "Rec." (recursively) next to the .scenario tag in the extraction list and extract it again.

HEK+ can be problematic with overwriting tags, so you might want to change the Tags directory in Options to a separate folder in the Halo Custom Edition "tags" folder. Then you can look in the folder and take specific tags you want or need and place them into the proper sub-directory structure within the "tags" directory.
Edited by sparky on Nov 28, 2015 at 11:45 PM
Okay.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » saphien not running on my windows 8 :/ Nov 27, 2015 06:02 PM (Total replies: 9)

What about the campaign cmt files without the missing tags?

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » saphien not running on my windows 8 :/ Nov 24, 2015 07:18 PM (Total replies: 9)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky

The simplest attempt to fix this crashing problem can be to try running each HEK program in Administrator Mode. Right-click on it and look at its properties...

Does "scenario campaign file" mean that you extracted tags using the HEK+ program? You will need to check the "Rec." (Recursive) checkbox next to the .scenario tag in the extraction list in order to extract tags recursively, so that you are not missing any tags. Also note that the HEK+ has problems with some kinds of tags and so I don't think of it as a completely reliable program.

So that means it's a problem with the .scenario tags.

Sapien requires tags to be in working order before it will load a .scenario file. There is a problem with one of your tags that is somehow connected to the globals\globals.globals tag or the .scenario tag you attempted to load. This could be as simple as you missing a tag; when a tag is missing from your tags directory, the tag pathname string text will appear in red in Guerilla when you open the tag that references it.

What you can do is look at the debug.txt file in the Halo Custom Edition folder and see what error Sapien displayed there. You might want to delete the debug.txt file first so you don't have to scroll all the way through the log history to see the current log at the end of the file. So delete the debug.txt file and open the level in Sapien and go back and look at the new debug.txt file to see what Sapien said.

Alternatively, you can attempt to run Tool's build-cache-file command to compile your .scenario tag and it will tell you what problems it encounters.

Now if you can open the levels\test\tutorial\tutorial.scenario tag in Sapien, then it's those other .scenario tags that are having a problem. But if you can't even open that tag in Sapien, then you might need to try reinstalling the HEK. If you're using Open Sauce or some other hacked program, I don't have enough experience to say what to do, since your registry is probably corrupted from having installed those programs.

Edited by sparky on Nov 22, 2015 at 07:01 PM
They're V2s of the campaign files that I'm running.

Here's my debug error's 11.22.15 14:13:43 sapien pc 01.00.00.0609 ----------------------------------------------
11.22.15 14:13:43 reference function: _write_to_error_file
11.22.15 14:13:43 reference address: 401b13
11.22.15 14:13:43 Couldn't read map file './sapienbeta.map'
11.22.15 14:13:43 CreateDevice succeeded with refresh rate = 0
11.22.15 14:13:43 Initializing 10 button 5 axis 1 pov joystick 'Controller (XBOX One For Windows)'
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device axis 258 instance number 1 - Y Axis to range [-4096,4096]
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device axis 2 instance number 0 - X Axis to range [-4096,4096]
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device axis 1026 instance number 4 - Y Rotation to range [-4096,4096]
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device axis 770 instance number 3 - X Rotation to range [-4096,4096]
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device axis 514 instance number 2 - Z Axis to range [-4096,4096]
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 4 instance number 0 - Button 0
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 260 instance number 1 - Button 1
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 516 instance number 2 - Button 2
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 772 instance number 3 - Button 3
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 1028 instance number 4 - Button 4
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 1284 instance number 5 - Button 5
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 1540 instance number 6 - Button 6
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 1796 instance number 7 - Button 7
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 2052 instance number 8 - Button 8
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device button 2308 instance number 9 - Button 9
11.22.15 14:13:43 Successfully initialized device POV 16 instance number 0 - Hat Switch to range [-4096,4096]
11.22.15 14:13:43 Could not initialize unknown device object 192 instance number 0 - Collection 0 - Game Pad
11.22.15 14:13:43 Could not initialize unknown device object 448 instance number 1 - Collection 1
11.22.15 14:13:43 Could not initialize unknown device object 704 instance number 2 - Collection 2
11.22.15 14:13:43 Could not initialize unknown device object 960 instance number 3 - Collection 3
11.22.15 14:13:43 Sound card doesn't meet minimum hardware requirements. Disabling hardware option.
11.22.15 14:13:44 Increasing sound decompression buffer size to 1048576 bytes
11.22.15 14:13:45 file_open('tags\cinematics\scenery\shotgun\shotgun.scenery') error 0x00000003 'The system cannot find the path specified. '
11.22.15 14:13:45 couldn't open scenery tag 'shotgun.scenery'.
11.22.15 14:13:45 file_open('tags\scenery\vehicles\pelican_crashed\pelican_crashed.scenery') error 0x00000003 'The system cannot find the path specified. '
11.22.15 14:13:45 couldn't open scenery tag 'pelican_crashed.scenery'.
11.22.15 14:13:46 file_open('tags\characters\marine_armored\marine_armored.biped') error 0x00000002 'The system cannot find the file specified. '
11.22.15 14:13:46 couldn't open biped tag 'marine_armored.biped'.
11.22.15 14:13:46 file_open('tags\characters\elite\elite.biped') error 0x00000002 'The system cannot find the file specified. '
11.22.15 14:13:46 couldn't open biped tag 'elite.biped'.
11.22.15 14:13:46 file_open('tags\characters\cyborg\cyborg_unarmed.biped') error 0x00000002 'The system cannot find the file specified. '
11.22.15 14:13:46 couldn't open biped tag 'cyborg_unarmed.biped'.
11.22.15 14:13:46 file_open('tags\vehicles\warthog\warthog.vehicle') error 0x00000002 'The system cannot find the file s
Edited by KAD on Nov 24, 2015 at 08:32 PM

Halo CE General Discussion » Halo CE on Windows 10 preview? Nov 22, 2015 07:11 PM (Total replies: 36)

Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337

I just upgraded my Surface to W10 and tried to run CE, and am getting the whole "A problem occurred in initializing Direct3D. Hardware Acceleration maybe disabled, please run DXDIAG" message.

Anyone know of any fixes? I feel like I had this once before but am not quite sure what I did...

Sapien works however.
Edited by Masters1337 on Jan 26, 2015 at 09:48 PM
I tried running Sapien on my Windows 8/8.1 laptop. But it'd crash once I input a cmt single player campaign scenario. But I'm not going to update to 10 because of certain reasons.
Edited by KAD on Nov 22, 2015 at 08:27 PM

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » saphien not running on my windows 8 :/ Nov 22, 2015 04:49 PM (Total replies: 9)

Quote: --- Original message by: SS Flanker
Quote: --- Original message by: Misterbanshee
ok so here is the story its kind of weird what happens. SO i install hek, saphien, and guerrilla. the problem starts when my dang sapien only runs when i use it through windows 8 compatibility trouble shooter. once i open a scenario and edit it the map looked good. once i go to open the scenario again sapien would auto close. I look at the debug list and there is a mile long list of stuff going :/ I'm hoping to have some one screen share with me to see if they can help me fix it. when i put hek folder inside the halo ce directory and extract a scenario. after that sapien would not load the scenario at all so i have a whole bunch of problems with sapien not cooperating on my pc I've tried running it as affinity and compatibility mode and every thing nothing seems to work. so would any body here be willing to try to fix my sapien at keeps corrupting my maps. I understand the basics of sapien but I have never had this much trouble with it :/


1. Your problem could be linked to files which are missing OR most likely are using files which rely on other files which have been misplaced in some way or sort.

In very extreme cases such as: A virus or bad ripping.
Will your tags become corrupt.

2. By HEK folder what exactly do you mean?

If you MOVE either the data or tags folder located in

C:\program files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Halo Custom Edition

To any other directory within your pc you will of course encounter an incredulous amount of error ridden feedback.

Halo's engine relies on the tags folder to be specifically placed inside the directory to read and compile halo related files successfully. Moving crucial folders elsewhere in your system will not aid or satisfy your problem you are encountering.


Your best bet to get the error fixed is to either screen share with the person you spoke about or delete your debug.txt file > Open the scenerio > wait for it to fail > open the newly created debug.txt file > and copy and paste the contents in this thread.
I'm also a Windows 8/8.1 user and Sapien crashes when I open a scenario campaign file.


Quote: --- Original message by: Nametaker40
Here try these tags: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=30944
I think there's a connection problem or when I try to open a single player cmt in Sapien.

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » The Final Course Apr 3, 2015 01:51 PM (Total replies: 3)

Quote: --- Original message by: Spartan II

In order to extract tags from a map, you nees the HEK Plus.

You can download the HEK+ from here:

http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=2289

You can find a tutorial on how to use it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvPMvkpIB5E

The tutorial is actually made for placing AI, (which I'm sure will come in handy soon) but it will show you how to use the HEK Plus.

I am given to understand that you are using the bloogulch map. If so, then you need to extract the tags from that bloogulch map and find the bloodgulch.scenario file, which should be located in the levels\test\bloodguch folder. Then, you need to compile the map and run ingame. The player biped should be whatever you set it to in the globals.globals tag.

I hope that this was helpful :)

If you have any futher questions feel free to PM me or continue to post on this thread

Edited by Spartan II on Apr 2, 2015 at 09:42 PM

Whenever I tried to extract. HEK+ says "Not Responding"

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » The Final Course Apr 2, 2015 03:11 PM (Total replies: 3)

I found this tutorial on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKk_MSZZ0Js And this guy was extracting the maps from Halo CE. So I guess. Right after I do this. I could compile that. Or so. And so that the Elite.MP file would be able to work on that particular map I had?
Edited by KAD on Apr 2, 2015 at 03:11 PM
Edited by KAD on Apr 2, 2015 at 06:42 PM

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sapien And Guerilla Apr 1, 2015 08:48 PM (Total replies: 12)

Quote: --- Original message by: ZX 707
Quote: --- Original message by: sparky

The HEK+ WILL NOT EXTRACT TAGS FROM Halo Custom Edition map files.


HEK+ does extract from Custom Edition Map files. It's the reason why people tried to protect maps.
True? Because I don't want to have Guerilla and Command Prompt up for too long. Just saying. Lol
Edited by KAD on Apr 1, 2015 at 08:50 PM

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sapien And Guerilla Apr 1, 2015 06:46 PM (Total replies: 12)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky

For bloodgulch, you can use the HEK+ to extract files from the Halo Full PC map bloodgulch.map, then open and modify those tags with the HEK. The HEK+ WILL NOT EXTRACT TAGS FROM Halo Custom Edition map files.
Edited by sparky on Apr 1, 2015 at 06:24 PM
Or does the Elite Golden Swordsman MP come with the shield that he holds as well?

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sapien And Guerilla Apr 1, 2015 05:16 PM (Total replies: 12)

Quote: --- Original message by: Spartan II
In order to change the player biped, you need to open your globals.globals tag in Guerilla, and change the biped to any biped of your choice. Then, compile a scenario of your choice and run it ingame. The player biped should be whatever biped you set in Guerilla.

As for CMT's The Silent Cartographer, I think that the source files will be released soon. You can also ask Masterz1337 for the source files.

I hope that this was helpful :)

What about for bloodgulche?

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sapien And Guerilla Apr 1, 2015 12:31 PM (Total replies: 12)

Quote: --- Original message by: Spartan II

So, you are trying to open .map files in Guerilla? If so, then you should know that you can't open .map files in Guerilla or sapien.

As for the .scenario files for CMT's Silent Cartographer, I think that the source files will be released soon.
Edited by Spartan II on Apr 1, 2015 at 04:11 AM
Yeah. But how am I going to play specifically as an Elite Swordsman in the Silent Cartographer using Guerilla though. I mean. I altered the cyborg and etc. But using Command Prompt?

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sapien And Guerilla Apr 1, 2015 12:13 AM (Total replies: 12)

Quote: --- Original message by: Spartan II
Can you specify what the problem is? Are you attempting to load a .map file or a .scenario file?
The Map.File is what caused the error to occur. And Was looking for a scenario for the Silent Cartographer CMT though. But. Evidently

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sapien And Guerilla Mar 31, 2015 11:05 PM (Total replies: 12)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
It will help to diagnose the problem if you copy/paste or type the error from the command prompt.
I've done the copy and paste part. So far

Halo CE Technical / Map Design » Sapien And Guerilla Mar 31, 2015 10:19 PM (Total replies: 12)

Okay. So. I put the Golden elite Swordsman in Guerilla to be edited plus changing the cyborg. But when ever I try to input a map onto there. It said there was an error of some sort


From the EliteMPtags folder. I actually read the tutorial note. So
Edited by KAD on Mar 30, 2015 at 01:41 PM


I was wondering. Instead of using dev mods all the time. Just using one of the editors to alter spartan 117. Specifically into an Elite Swordsman on modified missions using custom edition
Edited by KAD on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:15 PM


Quote: --- Original message by: FtDSpartn
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Then run into an AI.
Bam.
Well. I'd use HAC2 release. Since I'm on processing system 8


Quote: --- Original message by: Ubermaniac
Just use HAC2. And it'll work fine

This is from a windows 8 user
And what about the AI part instead of the dev commands?
Edited by KAD on Mar 24, 2015 at 09:36 PM


Quote: --- Original message by: Zetren
Quote: --- Original message by: KAD
I just wanted know. Because I looked some tutorials on Youtube on how to switch the MC into another character AI using Sapien. And modded saved map using HMT. But. I also have Windows 8. And wondering if those mods would budge. Because devmode wouldn't. Or if there was something strange going on with the security or patched


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What about Windows 8 users dev mod?


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