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Halo 4 Campaign Films

Lord Zedd

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So, you know, I got banned tonight from Xbox Live, which took out my console and both the Lord Zedd and ddeZ droL accounts. The cause is up to debate, but the point is that I can no longer supply all the missions through my fileshare.

This is where this blog post comes in. In here I will reveal how to do this yourself and link the container files of my own runs.

But before I start I'd like to make this disclaimer: While the cause of my ban isn't fully understood (profile tampering? wat.), 343 have taken it upon themselves to take *action* regarding campaign films and screenshots. Load campaign films on Live at your own risk, especially so with taking screenshots.

Edit 10/8/13: xXDeViouS in the comments reported a ban for uploading some screenshots of Midnight. So it looks pretty likely that bad times will be had if you even think to take this stuff online. You have been warned.

Edit 10/15/13: Another ban documented.

How to:

So while you are in the lobby, you'll want to poke the following byte to something not 00 or 01:

NoTU: 827E3D33

TU1: 827E4683

TU2: 827E633B

TU3: 827E6133

TU4: 827EB49B

TU5: 827FF003

TU6: 827FF84B

TU7: 82803B63

The simple explanation is that normally, Halo 4 blocks certain engine modes from generating film files. This byte is part of the compare instruction that checks if a film file should be created. If the result is equal to this byte (00 normally), then the branch instruction afterward happens and no film is made. A value of say, 07 will never be seen when checking the engine so a film will always be made.

Once poked, start your game. Now, at some point before quitting, you'll want to poke that byte back to 00. The reason being is that if you don't, the game will start recording a (unplayable btw) film of the mainmenu.

This is bad because the game has checks in place to stop someone from playing a film while one is already recording. If you forget to poke back it isn't that big of a deal, you can either load up another map or reboot the game.

But when all is done, you should see your film waiting for you in your temporary history.

Now onto the list of completed missions for those without the ability to poke. Just resign them to your profile and start them up, keeping the above disclaimer in mind. If you want to contribute and save me the trouble of playing every mission just link me the container file and I'll put it here.

Prologue: (Useless, loads a video which takes away theater control)

Dawn: http://www.mediafire.com/?2454j5l7ba5w1bd (courtesy of Zeltrax)

Requiem: http://www.mediafire.com/download/itcu0rffmg9hci7/Requiem.rar (courtesy of Zeltrax)

Forerunner: http://www.mediafire.com/download/tlrlr5i7cs1basc/Forerunner.zip

Infinity: http://www.mediafire.com/download/tf44e031d1f54hn/Infinity.rar (courtesy of Zeltrax)

Reclaimer: http://www.mediafire.com/download/wx1mw8ikgkgqpge/Reclaimer.zip

Shutdown: Co-Op! My POV- http://www.mediafire.com/download/circ4zx5eesetf6/Shutdown-ZeddPOV.zip Zeltrax's POV- http://www.mediafire.com/download/mc6owkvvb4b17kd/Shutdown.rar (lags out at beginning of third tower :()

Composer: http://www.mediafire.com/download/85h9oovb8jnkrce/Composer.zip

Midnight: http://www.mediafire.com/download/x4omh41r8801j45/Midnight.zip

Epilogue: (Useless, loads a video which takes away theater control)




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Great work! Love seeing development in features like this! Mind explaining how you found that offset considering it wouldn't work if you didnt switch it back to 00?

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Would you consider doing clips of just the level introductions, and then starting from the first checkpoint on Legendary with Infinite health via Liberty? That would save you a lot of time during playthrough, and the file size would be smaller without any deaths in it. Just a thought. Thank you for continuing this much needed work.

 

Furthermore, if it was not for your campaign content, it was for the fact that bsangel saw your Spartan Card in the film that was linked via twitter. You had ddeZ droL's File Share linked in the description, and your Spartan was clearly a Flood Form. 343 is known for banning people who alter their armor values, regardless of what was changed.

 

That is my theory behind your ban. I think it's reasonable.

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and your Spartan was clearly a Flood Form. 343 is known for banning people who alter their armor values, regardless of what was changed.

 

That is my theory behind your ban. I think it's reasonable.

Except the actual account doesn't have flood armor.

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dude that blows, i had to make sure i double checked i read that right, 7 year profiles. im so sorry, considering it was me who asked if you would be posting the rest of the missions....i feel sort of at blame for this

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@lordcrusnik: I doubt you are to blame. EVERYONE wants campaign in theater.

 

If anyone is to blame it's the person who sent Lord Zedd's video to bsangel via twitter asking "Is it ok to use this? (I don't like using a mod)".

 

(https://twitter.com/bsangel/status/384458915691233280)

 

@Lord Zedd: You know for a fact that if I had J-Tag I would record every single campaign mission on all difficulties just to make it easier for everyone else looking for unique areas of the game to take screenshots of. I would even go as far as do missions with varying skulls if people wanted the IWHBYD results on playthroughs.

 

How difficult would it be for someone with no experience to be able to poke that value if they bought a J-Tag console or had it done themselves (hypothetically at the moment) from a scale of one to ten?

 

Xbox 360 is at the end of its life, and I feel less afraid of breaking old consoles.

 

As for accounts, are all of your accounts now banned, or just LZ and ddeZ?

 

And how do you feel about my video suggestion for using Liberty?

 

No one really cares if you die in the films. It would just save you time.

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The hard part is setting everything up to be able to poke.

Only LZ and ddeZ were hit, so I have a slew of dumb "I like the name I'm gonna sit on it" accounts that are sitting here if I ever choose to get back on live.

 

I just did Reclaimer with edited player traits which is probably more effective than Liberty.

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No one really cares if you die in the films. It would just save you time.

 

Dependss because depending on the area dieing will disable the camera limits, if theres no camera limits in the area then its ok, but if the area has camera limits dieing will disable them

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@lordcrusnik: Good point. I did notice in "Forerunner" that I could not get out of the shield-bubble in the teleporter room when you see Covenant ships approaching the second pylon. I really wanted to snag myself a cruiser...

 

@Lord Zedd: Glad that traits are more effective than Liberty. It certainly saves you from having to do two separate videos for each mission. I look forward to checking the video out later today after work.

 

@lordcrusnik: Yes, he is the most imbecilic, immature, c*** of a child.

 

Who is stupid enough to submit mods directly to 343i/M$oft?

 

And of course, he was not reprimanded for asking...

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You can't really call out people for being "c***s" and idiotic for asking a question towards an employee. Some people don't know anything about mods and whatnot, no reason to get upset.

 

However, you could get annoyed at angel/whoever at 343 banning you for a campaign mod, affecting nobody. But it is against the Terms of Use, so even then.

 

Anyways, cool stuff yo. Still don't understand why they took it out.

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You can't really call out people for being "c***s" and idiotic for asking a question towards an employee. Some people don't know anything about mods and whatnot, no reason to get upset.

 

However, you could get annoyed at angel/whoever at 343 banning you for a campaign mod, affecting nobody. But it is against the Terms of Use, so even then.

 

Anyways, cool stuff yo. Still don't understand why they took it out.

 

I heard the reason why they took it out is because the camera would mess up when you do the real time advents. 

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You can't really call out people for being "c***s" and idiotic for asking a question towards an employee. Some people don't know anything about mods and whatnot, no reason to get upset.

 

However, you could get annoyed at angel/whoever at 343 banning you for a campaign mod, affecting nobody. But it is against the Terms of Use, so even then.

 

Anyways, cool stuff yo. Still don't understand why they took it out.

While agree with this statement, it doesnt mean they should be bringing it to the attention of a higher up, the kid knew bs angel was 343, he knew to ask her specifically, he even included a link to a profile that is a major contributer, it is clear he was not "Asking if it was ok" but rather intentionally bringing it under press, so i stand by my position in saying he is an asshole, while C*** is too strong and idiotic is incorrect, asshole is the perfect word

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So, since videos can be recorder in the main menu (albeit as unreadable files) does that mean that the poked value can trigger recording in the 50 Spartan Ops missions? Now don't assume that I'm asking you to record all 50, but it would be great to know that it works - because the latter half of Spartan Ops had great vistas and unique situations far from Campaign's content. It would be amazing to get memorable moments out of it. Such as the mission where you steal the Lich's power core, or when it is entered into the Harvester. I am sure no one would be against you recording that mission. To have the active Harvester in theater... aw...

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I think they took it out because of the rewind feature wasn't working correctly.

it could be several reasons, rewind, the lack of background detail in almost everymap, map breaking, being able to see developmental event boxes, the inclusion of cutscenes, multiplayer lag (since single player runs smoothly) several reasons that 343 just didnt want to, or have time to fix

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I just wanted to post here and let you all know I used the midnight video, took screenshots, and put them in my fileshare.  Then I got banned from Halo Waypoint (can't even sign in) and my profile was banned from xbox live.   Damn.

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Load campaign films on Live at your own risk, especially so with taking screenshots.

 

Didn't you read the OP?

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No, I'm not blaming anyone.  I'm just warning anyone.

I'm not blaming anyone? I'm just saying In the Op it's already been stated what will happen if you take the screenshots and place them into your file share.

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I'm not blaming anyone? I'm just saying In the Op it's already been stated what will happen if you take the screenshots and place them into your file share.

Well before I was uncertain, but this is a confirmation.

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