PROJECT UPDATE – Map Downloading

  • Thanks to Rude Yoshi we now have custom map downloading! Thank you to all the testers in the dev_preview that helped.
  • Now this still is a preview update, so there may be issues. Please be patient until we work out all the kinks.
  • Some key things to note in this new update: – In order to host a game for map downloading you need to enable the feature using the launcher and forward from your base port + 9 TCP/UDP.  By default it’ll be 1000 – 1009 TCP/UDP.
  • Launcher has new settings in the Launcher tab:
    • You can now change your game ports directly in the launcher –
    •  The FPS Limiter has received a major needed update! – Now it can be enabled, disabled, and customized to your heart’s content. – Just be warned if disabled a 3rd party fps limiter is a must!
    • Voice is currently disabled right now, but will be enabled in the future
    • Map Downloading is our new feature, please test it out. Xlive.dll – This update is just a preview for the upcoming update. – Right now feel free to test custom map download for us and report any bugs you may find. On the forum or Discord server. See links above
    • NOTE do not use debug mode setting when using map downloading or you will experience MASSIVE FPS drops. Anyways I hope you all are as hyped as we are! If you experience any update issues use this direct link for the launcher

22 thoughts on “PROJECT UPDATE – Map Downloading”

  1. Excellent, I had no problem updating, thanks for your handwork, if I was to make any suggestion though, I would say the launcher should have a link to copy and paste that will take you to the essential map pack page, I been on here since February 2017 and didn’t notice that there was even a map pack until now(just so happened to possess time and curiosity the other day). maybe a redirect, or just the simple link with the words “map pack download here” in big letters.

    1. Hi. I have Halo 2 for pc but when i try to copy the launcher to my Halo 2 file it wont let me open halo 2! Can anyone help me

  2. my old launcher wont update, the new one you linked here isn’t available for download. any ideas? i want to play classic halo!

      1. Is there an alternate download, the main keeps failing and instead malware is detected. This occurs every time I attempt to download the file.

  3. thanks tweek. this launcher still wont update for some reason. my firewall is allowing the launcher to access the net but i cant get the new update. when i boot halo i still connect to the master server but im still on a 2016 build, which means i cant join any of you dudes. ill keep cracking away till i figure it out. thanks

    1. You could try this.I think it’s pretty good.(https://www.reddit.com/r/halo/comments/33mvne/ive_released_my_halo_2_vista_tool_which_fixes/)

  4. I have had a few problems my self, force updating has worked for me, I dont understand why this has happened all of a sudden, the first time I got an error, the window closed out before I could read what the error was, then the cartographer launcher was gone, and I mean quite literally missing, the files were there, but the launcher was gone, not even in the recycling bin. since re-installation, I’ve had to force update to get the current update, the option to use the X-delay is no longer there now also. and I cant adjust the FOV through the launcher anymore. im running windows 7 by the way. but besides that, multiplayer has been working just fine for me.

  5. Amazing work guys! The nostalgia that this game brings back is like no other. Can’t wait to see what other iterations are forthcoming (ranked and unranked random matches would be great[along with voice chat])

    I’m spreading the word to some of my old Halo buddies to get them to join. Hope to see nothing but increased numbers in the coming months.

    Keep up the great work!

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