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About : Halo Custom Edition

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Blurb

Halo: Custom Edition, sometimes abbreviated Halo CE, is a free stand-alone expansion for Halo: Combat Evolved by Bungie Studios, which was ported to the PC by Gearbox Software. Halo CE was released by Gearbox as an unsupported add-on, which requires the original game. To prevent confusion between Halo Custom Edition and Halo: Combat Evolved (which can both be expressed as Halo CE) the original version of Halo (Combat Evolved) is referred to as Halo PC. HEK Halo Editing Kit, commonly referred to by its acronym, HEK, is a repackaging of the development tools that Bungie created and used in the development process of Halo. The Halo Editing Kit was released for the creation of custom content for Halo: Custom Edition. It is a free, unsupported add-on released by Gearbox Software. This editing kit includes Guerilla, a game resource and tag editor, in addition to Sapien, a mapping and object placement editor, and Tool, a map resource compiler. Most original content must first be modeled in 3ds max (or Gmax) and then converted to a HEK friendly format using the Blitzkrieg exporter and Tool to be edited or added to a custom map. There are also several updates to the core essence of Halo in Halo CE, which include updated graphics engines and other fundamental changes.

Credits

Project Lead Jason Jones Executive Producer Pete Parsons Engineering Lead Charlie Gough Engineering Lead Chris Butcher Engineering Lead Michael Evans Engineering Lead Ben Wallace Design Lead Paul Bertone Design Lead Jaime Griesemer Art Director Marcus Lehto Writer, Director of Cinematics Joseph Staten Composer, Audio Director Marty O'Donnell Multiplayer & User Interface Lead Max Hoberman Producer Michel Bastien Producer Hamilton Chu Producer Curtis Creamer Test Manager, Producer Bungie.net Harold Ryan Engineering Hao Chen Engineering Bernie Freidin Engineering Bart House Engineering Damian Isla Engineering Jason Major Engineering Eamon McKenzie Engineering Mat Noguchi Engineering Adrian Perez Engineering Stefan Sinclair Engineering Greg Snook Engineering Luke Timmins Additional Engineering Damien Neff Mission Designer Tyson Green Mission Designer Rob Stokes Additional Mission Design Hardy LeBel Additional Mission Design Stephen Okasaki Cinematic Director CJ Cowan Lead 3D & Effects Artist Shi Kai Wang 3D Artist Eric Arroyo 3D Artist Travis Brady 3D Artist Robt McLees Additional 3D Art Kelly Rains Animator, Game and Cinematic Bill O'Brien Animator, Game and Cinematic Mike Budd Animator, Game and Cinematic John Butkis Animator, Game and Cinematic Nathan Walpole Additional Animation Jeremy Fones Additional Animation Stacey Moore Lead Environment Artist David Dunn Lead Environment Artist Christopher Barrett Single-Player Environment Artist Frank Capezzuto Single-Player Environment Artist Vic DeLeon Single-Player Environment Artist Tom Doyle Single-Player Environment Artist Justin Hayward Single-Player Environment Artist Paul Russell Single-Player Environment Artist Michael Wu Single-Player Environment Artist Maike Zak Additional Single-Player Environment Art Chris Lee Lead Multiplayer Environment Artist Chris Carney Multiplayer Environment Artist Steve Cotton User Interface David Candland Art Production Paul Clift Effects Steve Scott Matte Painting Eddie Smith Audio Lead Jay Weinland Sound Designer C. Paul Johnson Test Lead Doug Boyce Test Lead Jamie Evans Test Lead Zach Russell Test Tools Engineering Aaron Lieberman Test Tools Engineering Luis Villegas Test Tools Engineering Roger Wolfson Software Test Engineer Mike Cody Software Test Engineer Ryan Hylland Software Test Engineer Travis Chen Software Test Engineer intern Voice: Master Chief Steve Downes Voice: Prophet of Regret Robert Atkin Downes Voice: Miranda Keyes Julie Benz Voice: Arbiter Keith David Voice: Heretic Leader Miguel Ferrer Voice: Lord Hood Ron Perlman Voice: Tatarus Kevin Michael Richardson Voice: Sergeant Johnson David Scully Voice: Cortana Jen Taylor Voice: Prophet of Truth Michael Wincott Voice: Brute Ken Boynton Voice: Marine David Cross Voice: Marine Time Dadabo Voice: Brute Chris Edgerly Voice: Marine Sergeant Orlando Jones Voice: Jackals, Flood, and Hunters Marty O'Donnell Voice: Grunt Joseph Staten Voice: Elite David Scully Voice: Elite Norm Woodel Voice: Prophet of Mercy Hamilton Camp Music Composer Michael Salvatori Voice: 2401 Penitent Tangent John Michael Higgins Multiplayer Voice (Announcer) Jeff Steitzer