Halo 2 High Resolution/Frame Rate Thread

Big TwEEkx

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#1
Resolution
  • Halo 2 in windowed mode can support almost any resolution that matches your desktop.
  • To achieve this, make sure Halo 2 starts in windowed mode, and the press the Windows Key and Up Arrow on your keyboard at the same time to maximize the Halo 2 window.
    • There are issues that can occur, such as broken menus, missing text, improper scaling and other weird bugs
  • If the game appears to be pixelated / scaled improperly, press Win+Down arrow to restore the original window dimensions and Win+Up arrow again. This bug seems to occur if you make resolution changes during a loading screen.
  • If the game window is over 1289 vertical pixels, the in game kill feed text disappears. One solution we found is to replace the font table with a different version. (I'm sure there are more elegant solutions, but this works for me on a 1440p screen)
    • Download these files, copy them and overwrite (make a backup first) font_table.txt in
      [Halo 2 folder] / maps / fonts
 

Big TwEEkx

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#2
Frame Rate

1. Halo 2 is not designed to go over 60fps. Do not set it above 60 and then complain about issues.