FAQ

? How do I download / get / install Halo 2 PC? The basics are covered here, and can get you set up quickly: http://www.h2v.online/install/

? I’m getting a MSVCR120.dll error? – Download and install Visual C++

? 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 My game says my game version is out of date  Download the latest Halo 2 PC update from here: https://goo.gl/jVID5O

? When I host a game, people are unable to join Be sure TCP/UDP ports 2000 – 2009 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 base_port = 2000 to base_port = 5000 or some other random number under 65520. Save, exit, and restart Halo 2.