Halo SPV3 - The Halo CE overhaul that fans have always wanted

Will I need a copy of Halo CE to play?

Halo SPV3 - The Halo CE overhaul that fans have always wanted

Will I need a copy of Halo CE to play? 

 

Players that are interested in playing Halo: Combat Evolved's SPV3 mod will need to have Halo: Custom Edition installed on their PC, a standalone, multiplayer-only expansion for Halo: Combat Evolved.   

This is an unsupported version of Halo PC which was released by Gearbox Software back in 2004 which allowed users to play custom maps and for users to create single-player campaign mods.  

 

 Halo SPV3 - The Halo CE overhaul that fans have always wanted

 

While this version of Halo is a standalone free product it does require a Halo: Combat Evolved Key in order to run, though the program has been updated so it won't require the use of an Original Halo: Combat Evolved CD in order to run, which is great news for those of us who no longer use DVD drives.  

Copies of Halo Combat Evolved can be purchased for as little as £3 here in the UK now from retailers like CEX, through less legitimate means can be used to get a working Halo: Combat Evolved CD key. 

 

 Halo SPV3 - The Halo CE overhaul that fans have always wanted

 

Will the mod support modern operating systems? 

One of my major concerns with this mod was that it was based on a game from 2001, which could experience some issues when running on a modern OS like Windows 7, 8.1 or 10. 

I have raised this concern with the mods lead developer and he has assured me that their play testers have experienced no difficulties running this mod on modern operating systems and GPUs. 

 

 Halo SPV3 - The Halo CE overhaul that fans have always wanted

 

When will the mod be released? 

 

The mod will release on June 25th for free on the mods official subreddit (r/halospv3). The mod will be less than 2GB in size, which is pretty astounding for how good this game can look. You can see the mods release trailer below. 

 

 

You can join the discussion on Halo: Combat Evolved's Single Player Version 3 mod on the OC3D Forums.   

      

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14-06-2016, 06:15:04

MSIRawZ
Hale CE I still rate as my favourite game of all time. Many, many years of my life lost playing that game day and night.. but worth it!

Bring back the online mode and I'm playing it again.Quote

14-06-2016, 10:37:02

Pettigrew
I've seen the last two versions of this mod and they are pretty similar. The graphics are certainly better but I would never call them on par with modern games. Many objects look like they are too shiny and bumped, like they're vomiting specular. Many of the new weapons are creative but really do not have the Halo feel. You say everything in this mod is inspired by other Halo games. You couldn't be further from the truth. CMT Stands for CUSTOM Mapping Team. What's custom is all the stuff they made that isn't in any Halo lore, though what IS custom is stuff they've shamelessly copied from other games. The level of quality is way too low to get my excitement going. Sorry, would not play.Quote

14-06-2016, 13:54:08

mIs4
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Originally Posted by MSIRawZ View Post
Hale CE I still rate as my favourite game of all time. Many, many years of my life lost playing that game day and night.. but worth it!

Bring back the online mode and I'm playing it again.
It's active on Custom Edition though. I've seen as many as 900 players sometimes. Almost all the servers are a bit modded though, but I think you may find it really fun.Quote

15-06-2016, 19:09:44

8t88
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Originally Posted by Pettigrew View Post
I've seen the last two versions of this mod and they are pretty similar. The graphics are certainly better but I would never call them on par with modern games. Many objects look like they are too shiny and bumped, like they're vomiting specular. Many of the new weapons are creative but really do not have the Halo feel. You say everything in this mod is inspired by other Halo games. You couldn't be further from the truth. CMT Stands for CUSTOM Mapping Team. What's custom is all the stuff they made that isn't in any Halo lore, though what IS custom is stuff they've shamelessly copied from other games. The level of quality is way too low to get my excitement going. Sorry, would not play.
That's a rather silly and uninformed opinion. The first SPV was simply them stretching their legs, and they admitted they didn't put that much thought into it. And SPV2 was leaked so its not really relevant in the situation.

They've made a custom model for Master Chief, they've made completely new areas, new weapons, and have worked fervently on adapting the sandbox to suit them. The shininess can be deactivated and is actually the result of a third party tool. And, how exactly can you judge whether or not it fits the "Halo feel" when you haven't played it?Quote

15-06-2016, 20:31:02

Kushiro
Gosh, talk about ungrateful. There really shouldn't be any negative criticisms about mods at all. If you don't like it, don't use it. Simple as that.

People out a lot of time and effort into mods for a variety of games. Hardly fair their efforts are met with negativity.Quote
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