Introduction: Beef Up the Assault Rifle in Halo 1

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Now, the Halo 1 assault rifle may be one of the greatest weapons of all time, but sometimes I feel it needs a little more kick. To fix this problem, There are some easy steps to change the sound, reticule, accuracy, damage, and maybe even the look of this gun.


Step 1: Open HMT

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Ooen up Halo Map tools and find any map, single or multiplayer.

Step 2: Change the Sound FX

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Once a map is open, select the [effe] Effects tab, and scroll down to find vehicles/warthog/effects/warthog gun fire, and copy the numbers in the box on the top left, otherwise known as the meta.

Then, find weapons/assault rifle/effects/fire bullet and copy the meta into the box. Press save.

Step 3: Increase Damage

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Scroll Down to the [ipt!] damage tag, and select the weapons/assault rifle/bullet tag. Change the damage to the following:

Minimum Damage 20
Maximum Damage(Min) 30
Maximum Damage(Max) 30

Step 4: Increase Accuracy

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Go to the [weap] Weapons tab and find weapons/assualt rifle/assault rifle. Scroll down to the bottom and click on the projectile bar. Select projectile 0, and set the min and max spread to 0.

Then, go back up to where it says zoom, and put in one of these two settings:
Zoom levels 1 or 2
Minimum Zoom 2 or 2
Maximum Zoom 2 or 8


There will be no zoom mask using either of these settings, it does not affect gameplay, but it will not look like a conventional zoom with parts of your field of view blocked. There will be a full field of view as usual, just zoomed in.

Step 5: Alter Reticle

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Find the [bitm] Bitmap tag, and scroll down to find the ui/hud/bitmaps/combined/hud_reticles, and either save the texture and edit it yourself, or replace it with the file below.

Step 6: Change Texture

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Find the bitmap for the assault rifle (weapon/assault rifle/fp/bitmaps/assault rifle_fp), which is found under the [bitm] bitmap section, and either replace it with the file below or save the texture and edit it to your own liking.

Step 7: The End!

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The assault rifle has been beefed up, and should properly be called the combat rifle, being stronger and more combat ready.


Landon Sullivan (author)2009-05-23

Nice. Now you need to make it fire sniper rounds. Or Fuel Rod rounds. That would be interesting.

The Daft (author)Landon Sullivan2009-05-24

Thats easy- Just swap the Projectile in the Projectile tab to what ever it is you want to shoot. Copy the meta from one and paste it into another, then press save. Check out the Frag Rifle, I made one shoot grenades.

bighead5454 (author)The Daft2009-07-08

i made the warthog turret shoot plasmas and if you throw a frag you throw a spartan

O.O You mean Plasma Grenades?

yes it is extremely devastating and useful if you want a pesky vehicle using killer (a guy that uses oly cars to kill) to quit

We're Not Pesky!!!

pesky or annoying ur choice

Kasm279 (author)bighead54542010-10-21

They are rather easy to dodge and plasma nade :P

bighead5454 (author)Kasm2792010-10-27

true, but not if your sniping

Kasm279 (author)bighead54542010-10-27

If you are sniping you should be far enough away not to get run over :P

and also i need to know how to throw a spartan that you can control imagine throwing like 50 grenade then an army of spartans carrying assualt rifles that shoot rockets

The Daft (author)bighead54542009-07-19

I dont know how to add AI to a map, search around on halo forums for directions... I stumbled across and found an interesting idea, which was to make the pistol shoot camoflauge...

bighead5454 (author)The Daft2009-07-20

that is interesting hey do you still play halo PC

The Daft (author)bighead54542009-07-20

on occasion, yes

bighead5454 (author)The Daft2009-09-01

would you like o battle me eveantueally i am always on the server mod testing every now and then

The Daft (author)bighead54542009-09-02

Sure, why not?

bighead5454 (author)The Daft2009-09-02

ok so how about friday at 6:00 i live in the central time zone of the U.S.A. so you might be able to make that ur time not sure but i live in MOok tell me if ya want any other time

The Daft (author)bighead54542009-09-05

I wont be able to for a while, i'm pretty busy right now. I'll let you know when I have a chance.

bighead5454 (author)The Daft2009-09-22

ok but make sure not to forget

or rockets that would be devastating

gamedude64 (author)2010-07-30

where do you put the brushed metal or th projectile one can you make a video of it

teddy1998 (author)2010-06-16

so now it's like an automatic sniper?

ODST»SË« (author)2010-04-10

That's nice, but still the assault rifle was built for firepower and not accuracy.

Duct Tape Dude (author)2009-11-17

Help!!!!!!!! Whenever I try to use it it says Gathering Exception Data! Halo Needs to shut down!!!

The Daft (author)Duct Tape Dude2009-11-20

That means you made something excpetional. Like, a ridiculously huge amount of bullets being shot, or some such sillyness. If you follow them exactly and that happens, then I have no idea.....

Duct Tape Dude (author)The Daft2009-11-23

thanx for tellin me what i did wrong...but how do I undo it?

The Daft (author)Duct Tape Dude2009-11-23

Well, go back through and set the numbers you put in to a lower number, or, switch make sure the projectile is indeed the proper one. If none of this works, just erase the first map and replace it with the backup. Then, try this instructable again.

Duct Tape Dude (author)The Daft2009-11-25

THANKS! i figured it out, but what was the original META for the assault rifle bullets?

The Daft (author)Duct Tape Dude2009-11-26

I'm not certain of the numbers, but I know that you can find some stock packs online to inject into the game. Try googling "Halo filefront", and browse around that website. I'm sure its there.

Duct Tape Dude (author)The Daft2009-11-27

Thanks! I really needed the help! everythings back to normal!!!

The Daft (author)Duct Tape Dude2009-11-30


Notbob (author)2009-09-27

In step 3... Is... is that a CMG grunt? anyone who plays FoM should recognized the logo.

The Daft (author)Notbob2009-09-28

I.... I....don't know. In truth, I just found an image from Google. 0.o

Duct Tape Dude (author)2009-08-27

Question: Does this work in the Free Trial?

The Daft (author)Duct Tape Dude2009-08-30

No reason it shouldn't.... but I'm not sure. I never really mess with trial edition for halo... . I f the data is there, then it'll work. If not.... surprise me with somthing creative. :D

Landon Sullivan (author)2009-07-07

Okay, it is telling me that,"Controls cannot be displayed, because a supported tag has not been selected." Any tips?

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