A couple of weeks back I got a new computer and had to install Halo CE onto it and realized in the process that I had lost the case with the CD Key on it. Now I have a friend that plays halo and want to play together, And I was wondering if there was anyone out that doesnt play their Halo game anymore and could be kind enough to send theirs to me in a Private Message. Is there anyone that can do this for me?
The game's main enemy force is the Covenant, a group of alien species allied by belief in a common religion. Their forces include Elites, fierce warriors protected by recharging energy shields similar to the player's own; Grunts, which are short, cowardly creatures who are usually led by Elites in battle, and often flee in terror instead of fighting in the absence of a leading Elite; Jackals, who wear a highly durable energy shield on one arm and a plasma pistol on the other; and Hunters, large, powerful creatures with thick armor plates that cover the majority of their bodies and a large assault cannon that fires explosive rounds of green plasma. A secondary enemy is the Flood, a parasitic alien life form that appears in several variants later in the game. Another enemy is the Sentinels, aerial robots designed by an extinct race called the Forerunners to protect their structures and prevent Flood outbreaks. Sentinels are able to hover around in enclosed spaces and produce an energy shield when under attack. They lack durability, but use powerful laser weapons.
Searching for the captain, Master Chief encounters a new enemy, the parasitic Flood. The release of the Flood prompts Halo's caretaker, the AI 343 Guilty Spark, to enlist Master Chief's help in activating Halo's defenses. After Master Chief retrieves the ring's activation index, 343 Guilty Spark transports him back to Halo's control room. Cortana intervenes before Master Chief can activate the ring; she has discovered the purpose of the installation is to destroy all sentient life in the galaxy, starving the Flood of potential hosts. When Cortana refuses to surrender Halo's activation index, 343 Guilty Spark attacks her and Master Chief.
I haven't been able to try it on another computer that didn't already have halo installed. I tried it on a laptop running vista which had halo, and it displayed a error complaining about the registry and died. I assume it can't cope with more than one licensed version of halo on the same computer - or its a vista thing and the vista registry is screwed up in a way different than xp. But on my own computer, it successfully accessed the game saves from my ipod, and the game actually ran faster than from the cd, which was really nice.
I'm not totally sure if CE is encoded like Halo for saving wise, but You can try just using the no-cd crack for it at full upgrade and then putting it into the app folder and renaming the Exe to just halo.exe. If that works, then export some registry keys from CE, rename them to the ones in the Reg Files Folder in Data, and then replacing them. Then It would make a CE launcher.
1) I did that so that it won't become a hinderance to the use of your computer because with it windowed you can alt+tab around the computer.2)If your orginal profile is in the default directory of My Games\Halo, it won't load because the Game loading location was changed 2 the one on the Saves Folder. If it is in there, the executable might be corrupt. Please Redownload and try it again3)I admit i havn't updated it recently, but replacing the exe again with the 1.08 halo no-cd crack might fix the problem. Otherwise, maybe just delete the update exe file, which will prevent any updates
When i looked at my c:\ drive, i found a folder called Halo Portable, strange because the game's in C:\halo\halo portable. The folder it wants is called C:\PortableApps\Halo Portable\Data\Saved Games Folder\Halo. I'll try changing the ini file, but you might want to fix that.
Ok Sorry guys, I've been busy as of late and finally got back into my email enough to venture back to this site again...Anyways I've noticed a few complaints about the launcher, so I'll try to answer each one, so for the guys that waited awhile for me to answer, I'll start with you.1.The trick I used in this launcher is a command line parameter that allows me to change the place the files get saved. I looked around for it on the internet to get it changed since changing environmental variables didn't work. I've been working at a ini file to make it more customizable, but I've been busy. I'll try to get on it.2.The files source is available if you install AutoIt and use it decompile .exe to script feature to get the scripts running commands.3.The script leaves about 5 registry items in the registry because I couldn't figure the Way Halo determined its settings and adding and removing the registry items wouldn't work on non-admin accounts. I've tried it many different ways, but since this program is closed source and nobodies gotten close to this script, I've gotten very few resources to work with.
For those of you that are worried about registry entries, don't worry. While this is portableapps.com, i laugh when people get paranoid about registry entries. Their was a massive debate over the registry i saw in a forum a while ago. The general opinion was that registry entries don't impact system performance unless you have a ginormous registry. But Mclovin, can't you just use a search function for the halo keys in the registry? Haven't played around with NSIS much, due to the weird coding style, so i don't know if it exists.
Some Shade of Blue is a microtonal work based on a 19-notes-per-octave just intonation system proposed by Kraig Grady and Terumi Narushima. The metaphor of colour is associated with the evolving and growing palette of intervals heard as the work unfolds. The slow intense ascent of the melodic line shadows the violin solo in the final movement of the Quartet for the End of Time by Messiaen: a composer whose use of pitch is intrinsically tied up with colour ('synesthetically' so). The colour blue is often used to symbolise eternity, the end-point for Messiaen's quartet. The colour is also used to describe the subtle flattening of notes in Jazz and Blues music. Although I do not seek to directly evoke such musical traditions, the idea of the "blue note" - a note of heightened expressive potential lying between the cracks of the piano - is of poignant relevance. Some Shade of Blue was originally scored for solo underchin tarhu: a newly designed instrument by Australian Peter Biffin. The violin-like instrument features a unique acoustic system that provides enhanced timbrel and dynamic diversity as well as a set of 7 sympathetic strings. The work also features a vibraphone that has been modified by composer and tuning theorist Kraig Grady to his own 7th-limit just intonation system called 'centaur tuning'. The work was composed for Ensemble Offspring's 'Partch's Bastards': an ongoing project exploring microtonality and instrument building. Subtitled a 'plainsong for undachin tarhu (plus halo)', Some Shade of Blue is a slow song-like solo set over a resonant aura provided by electronic means. The work was originally written for a newly designed string- instrument by Peter Biffin, the undachin tarhu and a detuned vibraphone. It was later adapted for violin combined with electronics realised together with the young composer Marcus Whale.
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Figure 3 shows the surface microstructure of the Al-20TiC composites before and after HCPEB treatment. Figure 3a provides the microstructure of the initial Al-20TiC sample; it shows that the titanium carbide particles and aluminum matrix are coarse, with particle sizes of 20~50 μm, and the segregation phenomenon was very serious. Meantime, it can be observed that a certain amount of pore structure was distributed in the vicinity of the titanium carbide particles. Studies  have shown that when the sintering temperature is 590 °C, the liquid Al has a high viscosity, which leads to a relatively poor fluidity of liquid aluminum, making the material unable to complete its feeding during solidification and, finally, forming a pore structure. After HCPEB treatment, the surface morphology of Al-20TiC was changed, and it can be clearly seen that the large pores on the surface of the Al-20TiC were significantly reduced. After 15- and 25-pulses irradiation, the micropores on the surface of the material decreased. In addition, Figure 3c shows that after 15-pulse treatments, microcracks appear on the surface, which were caused by the melting of the material surface caused by the electron beam treatment. During the subsequent rapid solidification process, the volume of the surface layer shrunk by default. The subcooled matrix beneath the melting layer inhibited this shrinkage, leading to the generation of tensile stress. Figure 3d shows that the large microcracks on the surface of the 25-pulse-treated sample increased significantly, which was due to the accumulation of tensile stress on the material surface with the increase in pulse times. This stress promoted the initiation and expansion of cracks, leading to the formation of microcracks. 2b1af7f3a8