INTRODUCTION

This article describes the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Halo 2 for Windows Vista. This article also describes an error message that you receive if the hardware does not pass a system check.

More Information

To determine whether your computer meets the minimum system requirements, use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (Dxdiag.exe). To start the DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows Vista, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Start button , type dxdiag in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    User Account Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.

  2. Note the values for Processor and for Memory.

  3. Click the Display tab.

  4. Under Device, note the values for Name and for Approx. Total Memory of the video card.

Halo 2 for Windows Vista requires a personal computer that meets the following minimum requirements.

Component

Minimum system requirement

Operating system

Windows 7 or Windows Vista

Computer processor

2.0 gigahertz (GHz)

Memory

1 gigabyte (GB) or random access memory (RAM)

Hard disk space

7 GB of available hard disk space. The dedicated server and the map editor require more hard disk space.

Video card

ATI X700 or Nvidia 6100 display adapter with 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM and the following features:

  • Pixel shader: 2 or greater

  • Vertex shader: 2 or greater

Windows Experience Index scores:

  • Graphics score: 3 or greater

  • Gaming graphic score: 3 or greater

DVD drive

32x speed

Sound

Sound card, speakers, or headset

Supported controls

Keyboard and mouse or compatible game controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows)

Internet connection for online play

Network adapter for LAN multiplayer gameplay

Broadband Internet access for Windows Live multiplayer gameplay

Unsupported hardware


The hardware must pass a system check when you run the Setup program or when you run the game. If the hardware does not pass the system check, you receive one of the following error messages:

Error message 1

Halo 2 for Windows Vista has one or more compatibility issues on this computer:
The graphics hardware on this computer is not supported for use with Halo 2 for Windows Vista.

Error message 2

Halo 2 for Windows Vista has one or more compatibility issues on this computer:
The processor speed on this computer is too low to run Halo 2 for Windows Vista.

To upgrade the hardware components, please contact the computer manufacturer. You can use the following resource to locate and contact your computer manufacturer:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/oemphone

Windows Experience Index



Halo 2 for Windows Vista is designed for computers that run Windows Vista with an overall Windows Experience Index score of 3 or greater. We recommend a Windows Experience Index score of 5.

To start the Performance Information and Tools utility in Windows Vista, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Start button , type performance information and tools in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

  2. Click Performance Information and Tools in the Programs list to view the Windows Experience Index score.



For more information about the Windows Experience Index, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Start button , and then click Help and Support.

  2. In the Search box, type Windows Experience, and then press ENTER.

  3. Click What is the Windows Experience Index.

Operating system



The game requires Windows Vista. If Windows 7 or Windows Vista is not installed on the computer, you receive one of the following error messages:

This program requires Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

The process entry point CreatePorcessWithTokenW could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll.

Note Halo 2 for Windows Vista will not run on a Windows Server 2003-based computer. However, Halo 2 dedicated servers will run on a Windows Server 2003-based computer.

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