Halo 2 Alpha and Halo 2 Beta System Link Support

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  1. The Vengeful 'Vadam

    The Vengeful 'Vadam Member

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    Last week, the Halo 2 Alpha released to the public thanks to the help of ToXZiN 1 for securing the build and for allowing a crowdfunding project for its release. I'll be providing download links below for all of the most updated builds and xbes necessary for online play over LAN tunneling. Also shout out to Lord Zedd for releasing updated xbes for Xbox 360 users.

    Halo 2 Alpha: https://mega.nz/#F!9tB3nLxL!JfjjOWNNLA9K14Nix_CkDA

    Halo 2 Beta: https://mega.nz/#F!UgZmFCoL!qrQ_8_e5mhkuC87NTPq92A

    Halo 2 Beta Lockout DLC (required for online play!): https://mega.nz/#F!op4USA7R!GByc37uH9e00d_Ea-mQVBg

    Xbox 360 friendly xbes (both games) w/ updated compatibility files: https://mega.nz/#!fhFTHIyS!-55VzFOAJvRZVPRBkU2ydqlsRn1OL1JIvx9vRpn8zEY

    Here's some BTB gameplay of the Alpha as a preview:



    The Halo 2 Beta has also been confirmed to be able to accept gametype files from the retail version of the game, so that means we got a way to properly enable secondary weapons on spawn as well as getting some fan favorite gametypes such as Zombies to work:

     
  2. PixelButts

    PixelButts Site Soldier

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    As a heads up having an ISO would also be good instead of loose files.
     
  3. Borman

    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    ISO is harder in this case since they are pressed discs, so unless they have a Kreon drive or similar, they wouldn't get a real ISO out of it. And if you are going to recreate an ISO using a program, there really is no point in that.
     
  4. The Vengeful 'Vadam

    The Vengeful 'Vadam Member

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    I'd also like to plug our Halo 2 Alpha/Beta discord server where we set up times to play the builds:

    https://discord.gg/krhvCf3
     
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  5. ToXZiN 1

    ToXZiN 1 Spirited Member

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    I have a 360 0800 drive I've used to make a re-dump image of the disc. However there were a lot of read errors....more than usual when it comes to dumping these. I also wasn't able to get it to read the ss.bin using the old school dvd info pro way. I will try again once I find a crack for dvd info pro as mine just expired. lol
     
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  6. james2452

    james2452 X360

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    Can someone reupload this so all the files are in folders . Thanks
     
  7. Syclopse

    Syclopse .

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    Just right click the folder link icon on the top left and choose download as zip.
     
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  8. james2452

    james2452 X360

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    Nice one, i must of missed that.
     
  9. WorldGenesis

    WorldGenesis irc.worldgenesis.net

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    Are there any random debug bits enabled in the build? Like a debug menu or hot keys? :eek:
     
  10. james2452

    james2452 X360

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    Best to look through the .xbe in hex editor.
     
  11. Syclopse

    Syclopse .

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    Is there a trick to running the Alpha version?
    Press Start to continue
    Guest
    Register Authentication Code
    OK
    This sequence just reboots to the dash.

    Resolved:
    Press Start to continue
    Guest
    Don't Sign-in
    OK
    This sequence launches the game.
     
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  12. WorldGenesis

    WorldGenesis irc.worldgenesis.net

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    Does anyone know what the random numbers mean on the upper left of the Alpha/Beta Build screen? o_0
     
  13. The Vengeful 'Vadam

    The Vengeful 'Vadam Member

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    I believe it's to check which frame the game lands on if the build happens to crash.
     
  14. WorldGenesis

    WorldGenesis irc.worldgenesis.net

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    That's what I was thinking, it looks like its scrolling through a bunch of letters/numbers in a sequence of a-f then 0-9, and incrementing the next bit over and over.
     
  15. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard LulzSec Hillbilly

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    How do you select each map in the Alpha?

    Nevermind. :rolleyes:

    Shows how long it's been since I've played Halo 2. ;)
     
  16. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard LulzSec Hillbilly

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    Does anybody have the 360 compatibility xbes? Link is down.
     
  17. FederalGOKU

    FederalGOKU Active Member

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    the discord has the new updated link
     
  18. Tyler

    Tyler Enthusiastic Member

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    Now if someoneone will only get that H3 epsilon build released ill really have a field day
     
  19. karcsi89

    karcsi89 Rising Member

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    You can remove the build/date/timestamp by hex editing the xbe if you are sick of looking at it.
     
  20. fate6

    fate6 Haha, I killed a Pumpkin!

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    Or in my case add your own name to it :p
     
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