Installer for Halo 2 and Project Cartographer

We have released a installer for Halo 2 base game, Project Cartographer and all required dependencies.
Download here

This download should be everything you need to install Halo 2 and play online. It installs the base game, launcher, Visual C++ 2005, .NET 4.5.2 and Directx 9.  Installer source can be found here.

Its 3.2 gigabytes in size, it contains a fully updated base game with all the campaign maps.

If you already have the game installed and you want Project Cartographer, all you need to do is download and run the launcher. You may also need to install .NET 4.5.2 if you have issues.

Comment here or in the Discord help channel if there are any issues


Installer has been updated (1.2) with fixes and now includes some custom maps.

22 thoughts on “Installer for Halo 2 and Project Cartographer”

      1. How do you get multiplayer coop to work? I tried connecting with my friend on single player shared online under network, and whenever we can join, it just shows the level rotating around with no characters or mobs in site, or is coop online not fully supported yet?

  1. Pretty excited to find this… I was huge into the Halo 2 community on Xbox. Particularly the Machinima crowd. I spent so much time on HiH it’s insane. Downloading now!

  2. I’m having trouble. I just downloaded and installed the game but it keep shutting down before the first cutscene of the campain ends. Did I forget to do something?

    1. Just tried the servers and multiplayer works. Weird thing is I can’t change my strafing left key to “A” on my keyboard for some reason…

      1. The campaign problem is a known issue. You need to play campaign without cartographer until we release an update. Try running the game as admin for keybind issues

        1. I’ve seemingly resolved my campaign problem somehow… If it helps, I entered a few network multiplayer games and then it just magically worked so far.

          As for the keybinding, I still haven’t been able to resolve it, even after running the program as an admin. I think it might have something to do with the game using the controller input for selections. As the “A” button is the key to modify and to accept modifications on the controller, I think the game thinks it’s the same on the keyboard and doesn’t allow me to change it because of that. I’d appreciate any insight.


  3. Can you please help? Halo 2 was working until now and now after i press play on the launcher the launcher goes away and reappears

  4. Hello.
    Does LAN finally work with this? I found this to be the only all-in-one FOV and mouse fix solution that actually works, but we couldn’t get the LAN to work in previous versions.

  5. The launcher seems to have some type of virus attached to it. And I’m having issues with getting online on Project Cartographer.

  6. Guys, i’ve got a problem in logging in with 0.4.0 update.
    In-game login interface says that my account doesn’t exist when im sure it does.
    What i can do with that?

  7. Can someone please clear up the talk about dedicated servers.?

    Can we configure our own dedicated servers yet, yes or no?
    If so, are there any special instructions for how to make them work with Project Cartographer?

    First I see they are not available for the general public to configure.
    Now I see the message below from

    Manual Mod Install Package
    For when you already have the game installed or want to set up a dedicated server.

    Then I read comments about modifying some tick rate (?) or something like that.

    Someone please clear it up. A simple “yes” or “no” is fine.

  8. As far as controller support goes, is it just for Xbox One controllers, or is PS4 supported as well? Is it just as compatible, or would I just have to use an input mapper?

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