Halo fans, here is something truly special for you today. A team of modders has been working on a fan remake of the first Halo PC game, called Halo Combat Evolved Refined. According to the development team, the Refined project is an attempt to smooth all those wrinkles and provide a port that even die-hard Halo purists will be happy with.
As the developers stated, everything that was possible to fix has been addressed. Things that were once considered impossible to restore, have been restored using clever workarounds. Many high-fidelity textures and a high resolution HUD have replaced the original compressed versions.
Now while this isn’t as good as the MCC remake of the first Halo game, it definitely is better than the vanilla PC version that is currently available. So yeah, we strongly suggest downloading it if you are still playing Halo Combat Evolved.
In order to install Halo Combat Evolved Refined you’ll have to follow this guide:
Download the restoration single player maps and “UI map” (https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloCERefined/comments/9l9ujl/downloads/)
Place these into your [Halo CE location]\maps, including the UI.map, overwriting the old one.
(Ending vids aren’t necessary, if you get them, they go to game root folder.)
Get Chimera (https://opencarnage.net/index.php?/topic/6916-chimera-build-49/)
It is a single dll-file that goes into [Halo CE location]\controls.
Start the game, and open console (key should be the one left from 1), input following commands:
Have fun everyone!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”