Halo2 Hacks

 

book cover
Halo2 Hacks
By Stephen Cawood
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Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: September 2005
ISBN: 0-596-10059-0
Pages: 270
 

Table of Contents  | Index  | Errata

overview

Even if you've finished Halo 2 in Legendary Mode, you're not done with this game. Not by a long shot. You know there's a lot more you can squeeze out of Halo 2, and with the clever hacks we have in store, you'll turn the game into a whole new experience. Halo 2 Hacks is the creation of consummate gamer and Microsoft insider Stephen Cawood, an original member of the Halo 2 beta test team. He's got it all, whether you're into single or multiplayer games, a level 25 or above, or even a complete n00b.


If you are a beginner, you may not yet appreciate that Halo 2 for Xbox is the biggest game to hit the galaxy. Ten million copies have already sold, including 2.4 million on the first day it hit the shelf. So you're in good company, even if you've never played its predecessor, Halo: Combat Evolved. Pick up this book and you'll be able to fully appreciate the Halo 2 universe.



Halo 2 Hacks is packed with a horde of great hacks for weapons, levels, vehicles, game play and mods. You'll learn how to perform expert tricks, exploit glitches and find Halo 2 Easter Eggs - including the famous skulls. And discover all the nooks and crannies you didn't even suspect were there. Each hack has a thermometer icon to indicate its relative complexity, whether it's a beginner, moderate, or expert hack. Each one stands on its own, so you can either read the book from cover to cover, or jump around until you see a hack you want to try.



For all the brave souls who want to learn how to trick Halo 2 into running the hacks and mods of their choice, Halo 2 Hacks is a must read. Roughly half of this title is dedicated to creating your own Halo 2 mods. If you're a fan of tricking, glitching or modding, then this is the book for you. But only for gamers who think they're worthy of the distinction.

 

book cover
Halo2 Hacks
By Stephen Cawood
...............................................
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: September 2005
ISBN: 0-596-10059-0
Pages: 270
 

Table of Contents  | Index  | Errata


   Dedication
   Foreword
      Exploratory Glitching
      Taking It into Their Own Hands
      Discover a Whole New World
   Credits
      About the Author
      Contributors
      Acknowledgments
   Preface
      Why Halo 2 Hacks?
      How This Book Is Organized
      Safari Enabled
      How to Contact Us
      Chapter 1.  Halo 2 Jumping
      Hacks 15: Introduction
      Hack 1.  Add Height to All Your Jumps
      Hack 2.  Blast Yourself into the Air
      Hack 3.  Extend Your Jumping Distance
      Hack 4.  The Longest Unaided Halo 2 Jump
      Hack 5.  Extend Your Landing Points
      Chapter 2.  Halo 2 Skulls
      Hacks 620: Introduction
      Hack 6.  Find Your First Skull
      Hack 7.  Fight the Elite of the Elites
      Hack 8.  Eliminate the HUD
      Hack 9.  Find the Most Difficult Skull.
      Hack 10.  Receive the Gift of Grenades
      Hack 11.  Throw a Grunt Birthday Party
      Hack 12.  Activate the Ammunition Handicap
      Hack 13.  Camouflage the Master Chief
      Hack 14.  Give All Enemies Active Camouflage
      Hack 15.  Make All Enemies Tougher
      Hack 16.  Change the Laws of Physics
      Hack 17.  Make the Grunts a Little Tougher
      Hack 18.  Teach Your Enemies to Take a Punch
      Hack 19.  Make Co-op Harder
      Hack 20.  Add a Twist to Your Shields
      Chapter 3.  Halo 2 Easter Eggs
      Hacks 2129: Introduction
      Hack 21.  See the Grunts Dance with Macho Man
      Hack 22.  Locate Secret Messages in Multiplayer Maps
      Hack 23.  Uncover the Hidden Art Galleries
      Hack 24.  Read the Master Chief Poster
      Hack 25.  Customize the Zanzibar Signage
      Hack 26.  Kick Around a Soccer Ball
      Hack 27.  Collect the Hidden Sword on Outskirts
      Hack 28.  Hidden Swords on Delta Halo
      Hack 29.  Super Weapon on Metropolis
      Chapter 4.  Gameplay Tricks
      Hacks 3039: Introduction
      Hack 30.  Change Split Screen View
      Hack 31.  Revert to Multiple Checkpoints
      Hack 32.  Get Out of Outskirts
      Hack 33.  Get Above Delta Halo
      Hack 34.  Get Out of Burial Mounds
      Hack 35.  Jump Out of Foundation
      Hack 36.  Get on Top of Lockout
      Hack 37.  Get on Top of Zanzibar
      Hack 38.  Warthog Trampoline
      Hack 39.  The Easy Way to the Beaver Creek Launcher
      Chapter 5.  Halo 2 Glitches
      Hacks 4049: Introduction
      Hack 40.  Fly Like a Bird
      Hack 41.  Create a Giant Phantom MC
      Hack 42.  Give Yourself Infinite Camouflage
      Hack 43.  Overload the Game Engine
      Hack 44.  Find the Mysterious Super Jump
      Hack 45.  Get Unlimited Sword Energy
      Hack 46.  Drop Your Weapons
      Hack 47.  Teach a Scorpion to Fly
      Hack 48.  Create a Ring of Rockets
      Hack 49.  Slow Down Rockets
      Chapter 6.  Hacking Setup and Software
      Hack 50.  Mod Your Maps with ADI
      Hack 51.  Use an Open Source Map Editor
      Hack 52.  Mod Maps with DotHalo
      Hack 53.  Sign Your Custom Maps
      Hack 54.  Hack Halo 2 by Hand
      Hack 55.  Share Your Saved Games
      Hack 56.  Remix Multiplayer Levels with Campaign Mode Objects
      Chapter 7.  Weapon Mods
      Hacks 5767: Introduction
      Hack 57.  Become a Grenade Sniper
      Hack 58.  Change Your Clip Size
      Hack 59.  Push Your Friends Around
      Hack 60.  Swap Ammunition
      Hack 61.  Dual Wield Any Weapon
      Hack 62.  Death by Soccer Balls
      Hack 63.  Add 10x Zoom to Any Weapon
      Hack 64.  Lunge for the Sky
      Hack 65.  Clear the Zoom
      Hack 66.  Silence the Zoom
      Hack 67.  Change Grenade Explosions
      Chapter 8.  Vehicle Mods
      Hacks 6871: Introduction
      Hack 68.  Exchange the Weapons on Your Vehicle
      Hack 69.  Fly with Ground-Locked Vehicles
      Hack 70.  Trick Out Your Ride
      Hack 71.  Pimp Out Your Ride with Tunes
      Chapter 9.  Level Mods
      Hacks 7276: Introduction
      Hack 72.  Alter the Textures in a Level
      Hack 73.  Adjust the Halo 2 Lighting
      Hack 74.  Give Your Map Its Own Menu Image
      Hack 75.  Alter the Size of Objects in Your Maps
      Hack 76.  Turn Grenades into Skulls
      Chapter 10.  Display Mods
      Hacks 7781: Introduction
      Hack 77.  Film High-Quality Videos and Machinima
      Hack 78.  Manually Remove Low-Level Textures
      Hack 79.  Improve Your View of the Battlefield
      Hack 80.  Customize the Halo 2 Splash Screen
      Hack 81.  Customize the Halo 2 Demo Videos
      Chapter 11.  Gameplay Mods
      Hacks 8289: Introduction
      Hack 82.  Speed Walking
      Hack 83.  Crouch to the Sky
      Hack 84.  Jump for the Sky
      Hack 85.  Remove Sound
      Hack 86.  Change Halo 2's Machinery
      Hack 87.  Sit in the Bleachers
      Hack 88.  Give Yourself Super Powers
      Hack 89.  Create a Custom Game Variant
      Chapter 12.  Halo 2 Remixed
      Hacks 90100: Introduction
      Hack 90.  Spend Some Time with the Zombies
      Hack 91.  Fight Your Way Through Much Squalor
      Hack 92.  Visit the Moon
      Hack 93.  Spend a Night in a Haunted Creek
      Hack 94.  Take a Walk in a Winter Wonderland
      Hack 95.  Blast It All to Bits
      Hack 96.  Crawl Around a Desert
      Hack 97.  See the Forest for the Trees
      Hack 98.  Break Out Some Wild Weaponry
      Hack 99.  Thrill to the Sights and Sounds of Zentation
      Hack 100.  Create Your Own Level Mods
   Colophon
   Index