A year after the release of the last version, the large-scale SPV3 modification for Halo: Combat Evolved has received a comprehensive update.
Modification Single Player Version 3 (SPV3) was developed to add new features to the PC version of the famous Xbox title — namely, the ability to play for Tel ‘Wadama.
The modified graphics have been vastly improved and are now available in 4K resolution.
We release in one hour! And what's a release without a trailer! https://t.co/pZk4R2QDBU
— SPV3: SPV3.2 Releases JULY 6th (@halo_spv3) July 6, 2019
Halo SPV3 is a completely reworked mod that has new levels, guns, foes, graphics, and other updates and new features for the aged first-person shooter, Halo: Combat Evolved. The original release was in August 2017, but a new version — called SPV3.2 — was launched during the weekend. The creators added six new missions, a new update system, and a launcher, as well as 4K-resolution support and super-wide visibility.
SPV3.2 is slightly more than 3.5 GB and, obviously, you should first buy a legitimate copy of Halo: Combat Evolved for your PC.
In addition, for those who do not have Windows 10, .NET 4.6.1 is a must, and developers recommend installing the mod into the right location. You should also set the scaling in the Windows display settings to 100 percent, and it will be better if you disable the antivirus software to avoid false positives during the installation process.
Of course, the installation is not the easiest one — but at the end of the day, you will have great mods with much improved visual quality and effects. Some users report some errors in SPV3.2 (This is the mod life, after all.) Overall, the feedback is that the efforts were not wasted and the mod looks quite decent.
Halo SPV3.2 will be largely redundant when Halo: The Master Chief Collection is released on PC sometime later this year. Until this happens, SPV3.2 seems to be a necessity for everyone who wants to play Halo: Combat Evolved in 4K right now.
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Image courtesy of IGDB/Halo: Combat Evolved press kit, Twitter/halo_spv3.