Re: Halo demo now won't launch - Direct3D error

Hi Peter,

Try the -useff switch instead of the -vidmode one

Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
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"Peter Nolan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:1116066421.129963.143120@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
| Hi All,
| I am trying to get the halo trial version to work for my 12 year old
| son. (I am very PC literate). We have done all the same things....we
| found an entry on the halo support site to say instal halo hotfix 1.05
| or later....we found 1.06 but when we try to install it we get 'halo
| not installed on this machine'.
| We have direct X 9.0c, win xp home sp2 (totally up to date), packard
| bell, intel celeron 2.6, 512 MB, ATI Radeon 9600 400MHz and I think it
| was 256MB on board.
| We have also tried "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo
| Trial\halo.exe" -vidmode 1024,768,85 to run halo.
| With the number of posts about this specific problem I was hoping that
| someone knew where to get the correct hotfit for the demo.....
| Thanks
| Peter