Halo: Combat Evolved (PC)
Custom Edition: Cheat mode
Start the game with the -console -devmode command line parameter. Press ~ during game play to display the console window, then enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: You cannot enable codes in online games. Also, commonly used commands can be placed in an "init.txt" text file in the main game directory that also contains the "halo.exe". Entries in that file should be made in the same format that they are entered into the console, and will be activated automatically when the game is started. Note: Lesser used console codes can be found here.
|Toggle instant deaths for enemies that see player||cheat_medusa <0 or 1>|
|Set game speed||game_speed <0-20>|
|Clear console window||cls|
|Toggle unlimited ammunition and no overheating for human weapons and plasma weapons||cheat_bottomless_clip <0 or 1>|
|Unlimited ammunition||cheat_infinite_ammo <0 or 1>|
|Super jumps||cheat_super_jump <0 or 1>|
|Possess touched character||cheat_bump_possession <0 or 1>|
|Invincibility||cheat_deathless_player <0 or 1>|
|Active camouflage until shot, quit, or level ends||cheat_active_camouflage|
|Spawn all power-ups||cheat_all_powerups|
|Spawn all vehicles||cheat_all_vehicles|
|Spawn all weapons||cheat_all_weapons|
|Teleport player to current camera position||cheat_teleport_to_camera|
|Save current camera location||debug_camera_save|
|Go to saved camera location, away from player||debug_camera_load|
|List player names and numbers on server||sv_players|
|Ban indicated player from server||sv_ban <player name or number>|
|Kick indicated player from server||sv_kick <player name or number>|
|Send message as **SERVER** user name1||sv_say <message>|
1. Note: Use the underscore character "_" in place of spaces in your message to separate words.
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Debug camera commands
Use one of the following commands to move the camera, after the debug_camera_load has been used.
- W: Forward
- S: Back
- A: Strafe left
- D: Strafe right
- R: Up
- F: down
- Mouse: Turn
- Mouse Wheel Up or Down: Movement speed
Alternate ending sequence
Successfully complete the last level of the game in campaign mode under the Legendary difficulty setting. The new ending features a human and alien fighting hand to hand. The human will say "Its over", and then they hug because they know the explosion will kill them both. Also, the FMV sequence of each battle scene will be slightly longer.
- Playing under the Legendary difficulty setting introduces new dialogue not heard in other modes. For example, after being massacred by a force of Grunts, Jackals and Elites, one of the Grunts asks, "Can I have his helmet?". Also, your fellow Marines seem to be a bit more chatty (as well as profane).
- Under the Legendary difficulty setting, view the entire first FMV sequence. During the sequence, the General says things very differently when compared to the sequence under the easy difficulty setting.
Obtain the indicated skull to get the corresponding effect.
- Iron Skull: Dying in co-op mode places you at your last saved checkpoint. Dying in solo mode restarts the level.
- Mythic Skull: All Covenant have twice the health. All Sentinels have energy shields.
- Boom Skull: Explosions have twice the damage range.
- Foreign Skull: Cannot collect or use Covenant weapons.
- Famine Skull: Weapons dropped by CPU have half the usual ammunition.
- Bandana Skull: Unlimited ammunition.
- Fog Skull: Motion tracker is disabled.
- Malfunction Skull: Each time you respawn a random part of the HUD is disabled.
- Recession Skull: Each shot is expends twice the ammunition.
- Black Eye Skull: Shields only recharge when you melee enemies.
- Eye Patch Skull: Auto aim features disabled for all weapons.
- Piñata Skull: Punching enemies makes them drop grenades.
- Grunt Birthday Party: Kill a Grunt with a headshot to see a spray of confetti.
Start the game with the -screenshot command
line parameter. Press [Prt Scr] during game play to copy
the current screen to the clipboard. You may now paste it into
the program of your choice.
Haloball: Get Warthog out of stadium
There are two ways to do this. One is to place a Warthog
in a corner, with the front facing out. Use it as a ramp for other
Warthogs. The other method is to place a Warthog in a corner,
then throw a plasma grenade under it, followed by a fragment grenade.
When it flies up, shoot it with a rocket to knock it up to the
stands. Note: Sometimes the Warthog slides off. Another rocket
can knock it up farther and, sometimes prevent it from falling
Get a Ghost at one of the bases and drive up onto the
mountain. Once on it, find a way to get to the other side of the
map. You will find a Banshee over there.
LightningStrike2: Secret room
Go to the Red base and walk into the corner where there
is a group of rocks. You will go through a secret teleporter find
yourself under the bridge. Once there, look around for a trench.
Get in it, and look for a small corner with a shotgun in it. Walk
into that corner and you will find the secret room. There are
rocket launchers, snipers, active camo, grenades, and overshields,
along with a few pictures and a list of the beta testers.
SaberArena: Get on top of billboard
To get on top of the billboard advertising a Warthog,
face it and walk into the left corner of the map. You will teleport
up to it. You will find a laser rifle. The only way off is to
Silent Cartographer: Get to the Silent Cartographer without fighting
You must have a overshield with you. After you open
the door where the Gold Elite with the plasma sword is located,
make a right. There should be an intermission sequence where Master
Chief kicks a rock to see how deep the fall is. This is what you
are trying to do, except land at a certain place. After the intermission
sequence ends, look to the right and down. Notice that there are
two platforms at the right. Position yourself and jump for the
second platform, then look below. The third platform should be
underneath. Look for any walls that you can slide so that you
will not lose any life or shields. Slide down and go all the way
to the left. You should see the Silent Cartographer and Convenant
guarding at the other side. Try not to alert them. Sneak to the
objective, press E, and you are done. Note: You will face
Convenant when you must go back to the surface. If you have an
overshield, your health will probably be at four bars and your
overshield will be gone.
Streets Of Earth City: Nuclear signs
There are two signs in the map that will kill everyone
nearby if they are shot. One is on the central tower, and the
other is in the place where you find the Lifepod.
Streets Of Earth City: Find Lifepod
There are two ways to find the Lifepod. One is to fly
around under the map until you find the place in one of the pillars.
Another is to use a teleporter on the side of one of the towers.
Note: To use the teleporter, you must use a Banshee and get out
while directly in front of the teleporter.
Multi-player mode suicide
There are several ways to commit suicide on multi-player
mode. Go to a level that has ceilings, preferably Rat Race. Get
a plasma grenade, aim straight up, and throw it. Do not move.
It will fall and stick to you, eventually blowing up and killing
you. Another way is to have two plasma grenades. Throw the first
one about ten feet from you then immediately throw another one
about a foot in front of the other. Line yourself up with them.
The second plasma grenade will be blown into you. Another way
is to make a game play option where there are no shields and all
shotguns. Go to a level with stationary Covenant shields. Get
as close to one as you can with a shotgun. Shoot the shield and
you will die.
Multi-player mode catapult
Go to a level that supports vehicles. The following
weapons are requred: a plasma grenade, fragmentation grenade,
and a rocket in a rocket launcher. When first trying this, back
a Warthog up to a wall. Get on top of the Warthog's gun (not manning
it). Look at the ground in front of the Warthog. Throw the plasma
grenade in front of the Warthog. Immediately throw the fragmentation
grenade directly on the plasma grenade. Then, immediately shoot
the two grenades with the rocket launcher. You may be hurt in
the process. However, you will be propelled high into the air
if done correctly. Note: You can use this trick to get on top
of the cliffs in Blood Gulch.
Demo version: Disappear from enemy radar
Crouch when you walk. It is a very slow technique,
but it works. It is very useful if you grab active camouflage
(in the middle of the Blood Gulch map) and do the crouch technique.
You will be practically invisible to any enemy radar or eyes.
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