Content: Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Background: Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Pattern: Blank Waves Notes Sharp Wood Rockface Leather Honey Vertical Triangles
Welcome to Xbox Chaos: Modding Evolved

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
UncookedMoa

The Halo 2 Reclaimed Package for Halo 2 Vista: Xbox Campaign Restoration, Setup Guide, Button Prompts, Menu Strings, and more

1 post in this topic

Posted (edited)

THE XBOX EXPERIENCE
Ever wanted to have a Halo 2 experience closer to the original Xbox? Have no fear. I have just the thing for you.

tFP6Es7.gif

Halo 2 Reclaimed aims to restore the Vista port of the Halo 2 campaign back to its Original Xbox state as much as possible through the limited modding capabilities of Halo 2 Vista. Improvements may or may not be made to the mod over time. Although the mod is made mainly for purists, there's something for everyone here. You will definitely find a thing or two here that can enhance your Halo 2 experience. All information is found in the Documentation & Guide Document.

Join the Halo Reclaimed Discord: https://discord.gg/u5ZKjxC

> Best used with Project Cartographer

UP TO DATE DOWNLOADS, DOCUMENTATION & GUIDE:
https://1drv.ms/w/s!Arjh9SJCM0GAkVPvTg1zwwWkr8bh?e=bl59Zo

Available on NexusMods: https://www.nexusmods.com/halo2/mods/72 

Available on ModDB: https://www.moddb.com/mods/halo-2-reclaimed

MAIN DOWNLOADS:
Halo 2 Reclaimed 60 Tick: This modifies the campaign to have an Original Xbox feel to it, while maintaining the game's 60 tick rate and 60 frames per second.
1.) Batch Map Patcher - Patches all your maps with a single push of a button, and can unpatch them too:
MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA
2.) Pre-Patched - (All the .map files! No need for patch! If you're having issues with the patcher, use this).
MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA

Halo 2 Reclaimed 30 Tick: This gives the visual and audio fixes only. Either for use with 30 tick, or for those who prefer Halo 2 Vista's gameplay over the original.
1.) Batch Map Patcher:
MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA
2.) Pre-Patched:
MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA

Other Languages:
- Español: https://www.moddb.com/mods/halo-2-reclaimed/addons/espaol-halo-2-reclaimed-mapas-60-tick

RECLAIMED R1 FIXES LIST:
60 TICK-SPECIFIC:
- Weapon Firing rates
- Vehicle Firing Rates
- Difficulties Fix
- High Charity Carrier Forms Drop Fix
- Great Journey Self-Flipping Wraith Fix
- Gravemind Council Chamber Brutes Hacky Workaround (Not a real fix. Meant to mimic Xbox gameplay only.)

VISUAL/AUDIO FIXES:
- Xbox Sound Classes (Stronger gun sounds, more audible footsteps)
- Xbox Pelican Thrusters
- Xbox Radio Filters
- Xbox Sentinel Beam laser beam effect
- Regret's Carrier position on Outskirts fixed
- Snow Fog Fix
- Tree leaves fix (Now done by Cartographer for all alpha_white shaders)
- OG Xbox Buttons
- Dotless Sniper/Beam Rifle crosshairs

IMPROVING YOUR HALO 2 SETUP (Detailed instructions in the OneDrive document):
1.) Enable Reverb (Echo, depending on location)
(Registry edit in: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Halo 2\Audio Settings)
2.) Enable Low Pass Filter (Space muffle)
(Registry edit in: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Halo 2\Audio Settings)
3.) Set anisotropic filtering to 16x in your GPU's Control Panel for Halo 2 to improve the clarity of textures in the distance.
4.) Use DSOAL for audio enhancement.
5.) Leave anti-aliasing off to make sure no polygon meshes are visible.

RECLAIMED TRAILER:

RECLAIMED SCREENSHOTS:

Spoiler

 

tDhR5F2.png

Xpt0pMa.png

ca7GFVE.png

ebU4nFX.png

XjvpEsk.jpg

 

ADDITIONAL RELEASES TO ACCOMPANY RECLAIMED:

1.) Menu strings: ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
The following h2customlanguage.ini file includes the following options (Use the select language option in Cartographer to change):

- Advanced (Recommended): A balance between the OG Xbox menu text strings and an actually functional menu. Includes OG Xbox texts such as "Press Start to Continue" and using "Profile" instead of "Player."

Spoiler

Kg7Z14u.png

- H2V: Restores the 2007 H2V menu for Cartographer.

Spoiler

v7VJtWs.png


- OG Xbox: Restores the original Xbox menu strings, even if these labels no longer match what they do. For the hardcore purists.

Spoiler

8MGSkiF.png

2.) Button prompts for Controller Users
- OG Xbox buttons: Visible in the keyboard, and in-game as the flashlight prompt. ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )

Spoiler

 

pAbrgKs.png

d9EeRNH.png

 

- MCC Buttons ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )

Spoiler

 

fNpTDjS.png

2mnHQ6K.png

 

3.) Remap Button Prompts (For use with Durazno):
- Recon
1. Xbox 360 ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
2. MCC ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )

Spoiler

i6q7la1.png

- Bumper Jumper
1. Xbox 360 ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
2. MCC ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )

Spoiler

 

pmToSYH.png

mk1THK1.png

 

- Semi-Bump Jump (Default; Swapped LB and A) (Durazno ini file links: MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA)
1. Xbox 360 ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
2. MCC ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )

 

4.) Crosshair replacement options
Via shared.map
Unfortunately disallows access to multiplayer. If you use the patcher, you can quit the game, unpatch, then launch the game to get back to multiplayer right away.

- Diamond Sniper Crosshair/Dotless Beam Rifle Crosshair
Resembles Halo CE Refined's approach to the classic OG Xbox Sniper crosshair by making it a diamond, which it visually appears to be in the 2004 version of Halo 2. Keep in mind this Beam Rifle crosshair does not match the OG Xbox in this.

> Pre-Patched ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
> Patcher ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA ) (Can patch shared.map for singleplayer, then unpatch again to play multiplayer)

Spoiler

 

4qEhqzk.png

21kVXT1.png

 

- Dotless Sniper/Beam Rifle Crosshair
Resembles the 2014-2019 builds of Halo 2 Anniversary by simply removing the dot when not aimed for the head.

> Pre-Patched ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )
> Patcher ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA ) (Can patch shared.map for singleplayer, then unpatch again to play multiplayer)

Spoiler

 

gFKAMIe.png

6sQ5BbW.png

 

Via Texmod
Unfortunately has to be opened first, then pointed towards Halo 2's exe, as well as the tpf file, every time you want to use. This is, however, able to be used in multiplayer.
> Credit: martin.kosecky5 ( MEDIAFIRE | DRIVE | MEGA )

- Reclaimed.tpf: OG Xbox appears to have thicker crosshairs in general, and this attempts to emulate that, though it is not 1:1 with the OG Xbox. There are actual differences in the designs of some crosshairs between the OG Xbox and H2V that aren't being represented with this package.
- MCC14.tpf: Simply makes the crosshairs dotless, resembling the 2014-2019 builds of Halo 2 Anniversary by removing the dot when not aimed for the head.

Spoiler

9FjUNlU.png

 

Edited by UncookedMoa
Endpoint likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0