I'm looking to take some pictures of the Grunts in Halo: Combat Evolved for a possible project. Of course, this isn't easy when they keep running from or shooting at you. Is there a program that will allow you to disable the enemy AI so that they don't do anything?

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I suggest using the console command game_speed #, where # is an integer between 0 and 20. 0 will cause the game to pause.

In order to be able to use console commands, you need to enter Developer Mode.
To do so, create a shortcut of the Halo executable, and in the target field of the shortcut add

-console -devmode  

You might have to put the rest of the target between quotations marks, e.g.

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Custom Edition\haloce.exe" -console -devmode

More information can be found here.

Once the game is started in Dev Mode, the console can be accessed using the ` or ~ key on QWERTY keyboards (² on AZERTY, I believe).

  • Thanks for the answer - I've downloaded Halo: Custom Edition but I'm struggling to get it to work (it won't launch), even after patching it. Jan 12, 2020 at 7:25
  • Post it as another question?
    – Joachim
    Jan 12, 2020 at 11:43
  • The issue was I installed the "halopc" patch, not "haloce". It's now working and I have downloaded some campaign maps to use with it. I also think that the cheat_bump_possession command will be useful (although a little buggy) as I can get close to the Covenant without them attacking. Jan 13, 2020 at 1:49

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