Authors: Cawood S.
Published year: 2004
Hack 59. Push Your Friends Around
Knock around other players by adding force to your weapons .
This hack alters a weapon so that it will push things around the map. You can use the push behavior to move an enemy or other objects.
Pick the weapon you want to edit. In this example, you will alter the force of the Shotgun bullet. In Ch2r [Hack #51] , open the tag view and browse to the [jpt!]Damage Effect tags. Next, locate the tag objects\weapons\shotgun\damage_effects\shotgun_bullet.jpt! (see Figure 7-6).
Figure 7-6. Finding the damage effect tag for the Shotgun
Once you have found the tag, double-click it to open the Edit Meta window. Change the Force value from 0.1 to 10.1 (see Figure 7-7).
Figure 7-7. Altering the force of the Shotgun bullet
Remember to sign your map [Hack #53] before you FTP it to your Xbox [Hack #54] .
After you have loaded the map, you will be able to blast the other players around the map with your new boomstick (see Figure 7-8).
Figure 7-8. The force of the new Shotgun
Unfortunately, this mod will only work in split screen games . If you play a system link game, only the players on your box will be affected by the mod.
Hack 60. Swap Ammunition
Mix and match projectiles from the different weapons .
This hack changes the type of ammunition that existing Halo 2 weapons use. For example, you can change the Rocket Launcher so that it fires Wraith mortal rounds.
To complete this swap, navigate through the [weap] Weapons tags until you find the Rocket Launcher (see Figure 7-9).
Figure 7-9. Selecting the Rocket Launcher tag
Next, open the drop-down box and select the Wraith mortar rounds. You will find the Wraith mortar along the path objects\vehicles\wraith\turrets\mortar . Once you have it selected, use the Swap Dependency button to switch the Wraith ammunition and the Rocket Launcher round (see Figure 7-10).
Sign your map [Hack #53] and then FTP it to your Xbox [Hack #54] .
This change is pretty cool because you can use the mortar in places where you normally would not be able to have the Wraith weapon (see Figure 7-11).
Figure 7-10. Out with the shell, in with the mortar
Figure 7-11. The Rocket Launcher firing the Wraith mortar
Hack 61. Dual Wield Any Weapon
Change the properties of weapons so that anything can be dual-wielded .
Halo 2 restricts dual-wielding (DW) to certain weapons. This hack allows you to DW any weapon you want. In this hack, you will alter the properties of the Shotgun so that it can be dual-wielded.
First, open the Shotgun tag in the [weap] Weapon list (see Figure 7-12).
Once the tag is selected, open the Tag Editor and check the Dual wieldable property.
Figure 7-12. Altering the Shotgun properties with ADI
Sign your map [Hack #53] and FTP it to your Xbox [Hack #54] . Now you will be able to dual wield the shottie (see Figure 7-13). Imagine having a Sniper Rifle in one hand and a Shotgun in the other!
Figure 7-13. The Shotgun dual-wielded
Hack 62. Death by Soccer Balls
as Fill the Metropolis level with soccer balls .
Tired of firing bullets and rockets ? This hack alters any gun so that it fires soccer balls. However, the hack will only work on the New Mombassa level. The reason for this is that the soccer ball Easter egg [Hack #26] is only present on the New Mombassa level. In the level menu, New Mombassa is called Metropolis.
To create this mod, browse to the [weap] Weapon tags and choose a weapon. In this example, you will use the SMG. Next, go to its dependencies and find the [proj] dependency (see Figure 7-14).
Figure 7-14. Finding the SMG projectile
This determines the projectile fired by the weapon. Click the [proj] dependency and use the drop-down list to swap it with something else. In this example, we will actually change [proj] to [bloc] because the soccer ball is a [bloc] tag. The result of this is that you are going to swap the path objects\weapons\rifle\smg\ projectiles \smg_bullet for scenarios\objects\solo\earthcity\soccer_ball\soccer_ball (see Figure 7-15).
Sign your map [Hack #53] , FTP it to your Xbox [Hack #54] , and then start a game on the Metropolis level.
Figure 7-15. Swap the meta tag for the soccer ball
Once you have completed this mod, you will be able to fire the enormous soccer ball Easter egg from your SMG (see Figure 7-16).
Figure 7-16. It's like a ball room
Authors: Cawood S.
Published year: 2004