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.
So while you are in the lobby, you'll want to poke the following byte to something not 00 or 01:
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)
Infinity: http://www.mediafire.com/download/tf44e031d1f54hn/Infinity.rar (courtesy of Zeltrax)
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 )
Epilogue: (Useless, loads a video which takes away theater control)