? How do I download / get / install Halo 2 PC? – The basics are covered here, and can get you set up quickly: https://goo.gl/y4bD1k
? Where can I download the Project Cartographer launcher? – You can find the launcher here, click Get Patch: http://h2pc.org/update
? I have a .NET Framework issue with the game or launcher – Install .NET Framework 4.5.2 from here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=397674
? My game tells my I’m missing a .dll file (such as d3d9.dll) – Download and install the DirectX Runtime: https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/7/1/1718CCC4-6315-4D8E-9543-8E28A4E18C4C/dxwebsetup.exe
? My game says my game version is out of date – Download the latest Halo 2 PC update from here: https://goo.gl/jVID5O
? My game lags at the main menu / network browser is empty – Your xlive.dll is out of date. Navigate to your game folder, delete xlive.dll and xlive.ini, then restart via the launcher.
? My launcher doesn’t work / my game crashes – Make sure you’re using the latest version of the launcher and the game, then ask in the #help channel.
? I can’t connect to a dedicated server – Be sure UDP ports 1000 – 1008 are forwarded. Be aware that some servers restart often, which may render them unjoinable.
? When I host a game, people are unable to join – Be sure UDP ports 1000 – 1008 are forwarded. Check Windows Firewall to be sure halo2.exe is not blocked on both inbound and outbound connections.
? I can’t see any games in the network server browser – Navigate to your game folder, open xlive.ini in a text editor, and change port = 1000 to port = 2000. Save, exit, and restart Halo 2.(edited)