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Halo 2 Hacks

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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.

This title was created with the help of numerous gamers from the Halo community. Whether it was a trick, a glitch or a mod, Cawood went straight to the source and gathered all of the necessary information to help you complete the hack. The mod section of the book features contributions from Grenadiac, MrMurder, Iron_Forge, GTJuggler, The Swamp Fox, and many more. Halo 2 Hacks also features a foreword by Ducain (the admin for HighImpactHalo.org), Louis Wu (the admin for Halo.Bungie.org) and Grenadiac (the admin for HaloMods.com).

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Halo2 Hacks
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    2. Copyright
    3. Foreword
      1. Exploratory Glitching
      2. Taking It into Their Own Hands
      3. Discover a Whole New World
    4. Credits
      1. About the Author
      2. Contributors
      3. Acknowledgments
    5. Preface
      1. Why Halo 2 Hacks?
      2. How This Book Is Organized
        1. Conventions
      3. Safari Enabled
      4. How to Contact Us
        1. Got a Hack?
    6. 1. Halo 2 Jumping
      1. Hacks 1–5: Introduction
      2. Hack #1. Add Height to All Your Jumps
      3. Hack #2. Blast Yourself into the Air
        1. 1.3.1. Grenade Jumping
        2. 1.3.2. Rocket Jumping
      4. Hack #3. Extend Your Jumping Distance
      5. Hack #4. The Longest Unaided Halo 2 Jump
        1. 1.5.1. Bunny Hopping
        2. 1.5.2. The Slide
      6. Hack #5. Extend Your Landing Points
    7. 2. Halo 2 Skulls
      1. Hacks 6–20: Introduction
        1. 2.1.1. The Conspiracy of the Skulls
        2. 2.1.2. The Fastest Way to Collect All of the Skulls
        3. 2.1.3. Finding the Skulls
      2. Hack #6. Find Your First Skull
      3. Hack #7. Fight the Elite of the Elites
      4. Hack #8. Eliminate the HUD
      5. Hack #9. Find the Most Difficult Skull.
        1. 2.5.1.
          1. 2.5.1.1. Finding the Skull
          2. 2.5.1.2. Spawning the Skull
          3. 2.5.1.3. Activating the Skull
      6. Hack #10. Receive the Gift of Grenades
      7. Hack #11. Throw a Grunt Birthday Party
      8. Hack #12. Activate the Ammunition Handicap
      9. Hack #13. Camouflage the Master Chief
      10. Hack #14. Give All Enemies Active Camouflage
      11. Hack #15. Make All Enemies Tougher
      12. Hack #16. Change the Laws of Physics
      13. Hack #17. Make the Grunts a Little Tougher
      14. Hack #18. Teach Your Enemies to Take a Punch
      15. Hack #19. Make Co-op Harder
      16. Hack #20. Add a Twist to Your Shields
    8. 3. Halo 2 Easter Eggs
      1. Hacks 21–29: Introduction
      2. Hack #21. See the Grunts Dance with Macho Man
      3. Hack #22. Locate Secret Messages in Multiplayer Maps
      4. Hack #23. Uncover the Hidden Art Galleries
      5. Hack #24. Read the Master Chief Poster
      6. Hack #25. Customize the Zanzibar Signage
      7. Hack #26. Kick Around a Soccer Ball
      8. Hack #27. Collect the Hidden Sword on Outskirts
      9. Hack #28. Hidden Swords on Delta Halo
      10. Hack #29. Super Weapon on Metropolis
    9. 4. Gameplay Tricks
      1. Hacks 30–39: Introduction
      2. Hack #30. Change Split Screen View
      3. Hack #31. Revert to Multiple Checkpoints
      4. Hack #32. Get Out of Outskirts
      5. Hack #33. Get Above Delta Halo
      6. Hack #34. Get Out of Burial Mounds
      7. Hack #35. Jump Out of Foundation
      8. Hack #36. Get on Top of Lockout
      9. Hack #37. Get on Top of Zanzibar
      10. Hack #38. Warthog Trampoline
      11. Hack #39. The Easy Way to the Beaver Creek Launcher
    10. 5. Halo 2 Glitches
      1. Hacks 40–49: Introduction
      2. Hack #40. Fly Like a Bird
      3. Hack #41. Create a Giant Phantom MC
      4. Hack #42. Give Yourself Infinite Camouflage
      5. Hack #43. Overload the Game Engine
      6. Hack #44. Find the Mysterious Super Jump
      7. Hack #45. Get Unlimited Sword Energy
      8. Hack #46. Drop Your Weapons
      9. Hack #47. Teach a Scorpion to Fly
      10. Hack #48. Create a Ring of Rockets
      11. Hack #49. Slow Down Rockets
    11. 6. Hacking Setup and Software
      1. Hack #50. Mod Your Maps with ADI
        1. 6.1.1.
          1. 6.1.1.1. Tag Information.
          2. 6.1.1.2. Meta Functions.
          3. 6.1.1.3. Tag Editor.
          4. 6.1.1.4. Raw Data Editor.
          5. 6.1.1.5. Meta Scanner.
          6. 6.1.1.6. Tag Editor / Meta Editor.
      2. Hack #51. Use an Open Source Map Editor
      3. Hack #52. Mod Maps with DotHalo
      4. Hack #53. Sign Your Custom Maps
      5. Hack #54. Hack Halo 2 by Hand
      6. Hack #55. Share Your Saved Games
      7. Hack #56. Remix Multiplayer Levels with Campaign Mode Objects
    12. 7. Weapon Mods
      1. Hacks 57–67: Introduction
      2. Hack #57. Become a Grenade Sniper
      3. Hack #58. Change Your Clip Size
      4. Hack #59. Push Your Friends Around
      5. Hack #60. Swap Ammunition
      6. Hack #61. Dual Wield Any Weapon
      7. Hack #62. Death by Soccer Balls
      8. Hack #63. Add 10x Zoom to Any Weapon
      9. Hack #64. Lunge for the Sky
      10. Hack #65. Clear the Zoom
      11. Hack #66. Silence the Zoom
      12. Hack #67. Change Grenade Explosions
    13. 8. Vehicle Mods
      1. Hacks 68–71: Introduction
      2. Hack #68. Exchange the Weapons on Your Vehicle
      3. Hack #69. Fly with Ground-Locked Vehicles
      4. Hack #70. Trick Out Your Ride
      5. Hack #71. Pimp Out Your Ride with Tunes
    14. 9. Level Mods
      1. Hacks 72–76: Introduction
      2. Hack #72. Alter the Textures in a Level
      3. Hack #73. Adjust the Halo 2 Lighting
      4. Hack #74. Give Your Map Its Own Menu Image
      5. Hack #75. Alter the Size of Objects in Your Maps
      6. Hack #76. Turn Grenades into Skulls
    15. 10. Display Mods
      1. Hacks 77–81: Introduction
      2. Hack #77. Film High-Quality Videos and Machinima
      3. Hack #78. Manually Remove Low-Level Textures
      4. Hack #79. Improve Your View of the Battlefield
      5. Hack #80. Customize the Halo 2 Splash Screen
      6. Hack #81. Customize the Halo 2 Demo Videos
    16. 11. Gameplay Mods
      1. Hacks 82–89: Introduction
      2. Hack #82. Speed Walking
      3. Hack #83. Crouch to the Sky
      4. Hack #84. Jump for the Sky
      5. Hack #85. Remove Sound
      6. Hack #86. Change Halo 2's Machinery
      7. Hack #87. Sit in the Bleachers
      8. Hack #88. Give Yourself Super Powers
        1. 11.8.1. Install and Use the Trainer
        2. 11.8.2. Editing the evox.ini file
      9. Hack #89. Create a Custom Game Variant
        1. 11.9.1. Using the Variant
    17. 12. Halo 2 Remixed
      1. Hacks 90–100: Introduction
      2. Hack #90. Spend Some Time with the Zombies
      3. Hack #91. Fight Your Way Through Much Squalor
      4. Hack #92. Visit the Moon
      5. Hack #93. Spend a Night in a Haunted Creek
      6. Hack #94. Take a Walk in a Winter Wonderland
      7. Hack #95. Blast It All to Bits
        1. 12.7.1. C2oagulation
        2. 12.7.2. When All H#ll Breaks Loose
      8. Hack #96. Crawl Around a Desert
      9. Hack #97. See the Forest for the Trees
      10. Hack #98. Break Out Some Wild Weaponry
      11. Hack #99. Thrill to the Sights and Sounds of Zentation
      12. Hack #100. Create Your Own Level Mods
        1. 12.12.1. Undeadlong and the Hive's Weapons
        2. 12.12.2. Vehicles
    18. Index
    19. About the Author
    20. Colophon
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