Halo Combat Evolved, released as part of the Master Chief Collection for personal computers, is a technically imperfect video game. Crashes, freezes, low frame rates, critical errors, including the error “X3DAudio1_7.dll not found”, and much more – unfortunately, players have to deal with all this. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at the most common Halo Combat Evolved problems and solutions.
- Fixing black screen and other Halo CE issues
- Game Not Installed Error in Halo CE
- UE4-MCC Fatal Error Game in Halo CE
- LowLevelFatalError D3D in Halo CE
- Halo CE won’t launch or crashes
- dll, XINPUT1_3.dll or XAPOFX1_5.dll error in Halo CE
- Halo CE black screen
- Poor performance (FPS) in Halo CE
Fixing black screen and other Halo CE issues
No matter how much time 343 Industries spends on finalizing the Master Chief Collection games, they still cannot get rid of all the bugs and other technical problems. And Halo CE, unfortunately, is no exception …
Game Not Installed Error in Halo CE
Some players have complained that when they try to launch Halo CE, they get a “Game not installed” message that appears to have been installed. Restarting your PC is an effective solution to this problem.
UE4-MCC Fatal Error Game in Halo CE
Halo CE may occasionally crash with a UE4-MCC Fatal Error Game. Initially, the players believed that only the owners of Windows 7 faced such a problem, nevertheless, a little later, complaints appeared from users on Windows 8 and even Windows 10. There is an assumption that this error is due to the lack of necessary updates in the system – we update our Windows to the current version and check if there is a problem. If you are a Windows 7 user, be sure to install the update under the number KB3080149.
LowLevelFatalError D3D in Halo CE
LowLevelFatalError [File: Unknown] [Line: 200] Unreal Engine is another Halo CE error that occurs while running or launching a game. Fortunately, at the moment it is known that overclocking of a video card most often causes such a problem, both by the user and by the manufacturer (OC version of the GPU). Simply put, install MSI Afterburner on your computer and discard a hundred or two megahertz from the core frequency, and then see if the error situation somehow changes.
In addition, some users claim that frame rate limiting helped them get rid of the LowLevelFatalError D3D error. Go to Halo CE graphics settings, enable V-sync and limit the FPS (you can use RivaTuner) to the refresh rate of your monitor, i.e. if you have 60 hertz, set your FPS to 60 (or even lower).
Halo CE won’t launch or crashes
It turns out that for some players, Halo CE refuses to start at all or crashes after a short time. Use the list of solutions below to get rid of these problems.
- Disable your antivirus or add the Halo Master Chief Collection folder to the exclusions list.
- Go to the properties of the Halo MCC executable file and enable the “Run this program as administrator” option.
- Try to install any pending updates for your operating system.
- Disable any unnecessary background programs such as MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner, Fraps and other overlay applications.
X3DAudio1_7.dll, XINPUT1_3.dll or XAPOFX1_5.dll error in Halo CE
If you are faced with selling one of the above items, try updating the DirectX Libraries on your computer. Use the following link to download the DirectX web installer directly from Microsoft’s official website. In very rare cases, the appearance of such errors can cause incorrect overclocking of the video card.
Halo CE black screen
Black screens are a common problem in so many video games. As a rule, it is caused by an incorrectly selected resolution. Press Alt + Enter to put Halo CE into windowed mode, then go to the game’s graphical settings and set the options you want. Try to set your native resolution or lower.
In addition to the incorrectly set resolution, another reason for the appearance of a black screen can be RGB peripherals connected to the PC. Unplug your RGB device when launching Halo CE, then plug it back in once the game is fully loaded. If you are the proud owner of a Corsair RGB keyboard, please disable iCUE before starting the game.
Poor performance (FPS) in Halo CE
It would seem that Halo CE is far from a new game and it just can’t slow down on modern cars. Nevertheless, many reports to the contrary can be found on the net. To get even a slight boost in Halo CE performance, try the following:
- install the latest drivers for your video card;
- close all unnecessary programs running in the background of the system;
- set a lower resolution and turn off vertical sync in the game settings;
- Switch to classic Halo CE graphics if all else fails.
If you know of any other Halo CE problems and solutions, please share them in the comments below!