HIH Trick Video Archive For Dantheman87
I first joined HIH when this guy in my class mentioned that Halo 2 had these hidden skulls which could only be found on Legendary. So after I played for like 5mins and found nothing, I turned to the internets for the answers and soon stumbled upon the skulls page here. Once I saw all the awesome tricks you guys did I just had to do some myself.

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Finding the Outskirts Scarab Gun
Grabbing the Outskirts Scarb Gun in SP
Launching to the Mac gun in SP

Pelican Launch
My very first attempt at tricking and it turned out pretty well. If you throw a ‘nade in the back of the pelican, with sputnik on, it will move ever so slightly. An hour and a half later and you’ll have it behind the toll booths which forces it to stay when triggered to leave. All of that will allow you to put vehicles on it and all sorts of other pointless stuff. I really hate how putfile deleted all my vids.
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Finding the Outskirts Scarab Gun

Shortly after the discovery of the second gun on Metro, I stumbled on this guy somewhat unintentionally. Frost165 grabbed it after a few months but not without much difficulty and a completely new method. Not to mention he did it all in single player.
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Second Metro Scarab Gun

And shortly after making the previous vid I went ahead to see if I too could get the second scarab gun on Metro. When it was first found, mods were used to help get it, so I wanted to prove anyone could do it.
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Flying With Rockets

A quick vid here that shows what it’s like to fly next to those things. Nothing ground breaking, just for fun.
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Wraith Snatch

The wraiths carried by phantoms can be detached by killing the elite driver. This is like sniping the elites out of the ghosts when the phantom drops them off in Outskirts, I just used a bigger gun.
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Metro Hog High Jump

My first attempt using ‘nade/rocket combos to launch in a vehicle. As it turns out, simply having one or two marines in the hog can double your height, plus the effects of sputnik. Blackeye was only needed for the launches using the rocket launcher.
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Vehicles to Metro Scarab-Gun Bridge

Just drive that ‘Hog on the pelican and give it a long boost up with the banshee. This has to be done on co-op with the second player in the vehicle to keep the thing from sliding off and it seemed to reduce the weight. I did figure out how to do it all in SP and that is explained in “Delaying the Scarab” below.
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Great Journey Spectre Fun

I wanted to get the spectre to the small bridge in the cliffs and I think I found the most complicated way possible. I also explored the boundary of the “instant kill zone” and noticed that it only went to the first two towers on the left and right.
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Pelican Madness

If you push the pelican that holds the tank around the corner with player two in the seat and trigger the scarab, it will lose it’s “A.I.” allowing it to be kicked by the scarab.
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First Variety Vid

After making the previous videos I had quite a bit of material left and put it into a variety vid. This isn’t a compilation of a bunch of washed-up material, it had all new content for it’s time and turned out quite well. My personal favorite variety vid was still yet to be made though…
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Great Journey Action

This mainly features a fun (if not overly complicated) style of launching using the Wraith cannon and a ghost. At the end I also show you how to get the scarab gun down (co-op) by using the loading zones (this is on Metropolis of course, there is no scarab gun in GJ).
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Two Banshees

A few people had brought this up in the forums so I gave it a try. The idea was simply to get two banshees in co-op to the scarab gun. The method is pretty straightforward but the setup is tricky and sometimes with inconsistent results. Just be patient and give it several tries. It also shows you how to get a whole banshee through which was new to me at the time. FrogBlast had that figured out a long time ago, so oh well.
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Metropolis Variety

This is my favorite by far, simply because there was a large variety of tricks and all of them were no small feats. You’ll see an open-hatch banshee (with elite driver, reminisce of Halo 1), pelican riding with a ‘Hog, banshee launching, weaponless elites, and my personal favorite: fall-timed off the scarab gun bridge in a hog in single player. That trick alone took me a week to finally get a method that worked and I don’t know how many hours to actually execute. If you only watch one, this is it. Ok, I’ll shut up now about myself.
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Uprising Variety

Features a method in single player to get atop the very first part of the level, a ceiling launch inside the caves, ghost launching using the explosive cores, getting a wraith up the waterfall and down to the beach, and a nice message in the cut-scene, as pictured.
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Halo 1 Collection on WLT’s Tank Platform

I used WLT’s (now 3rd person) technique of getting the tank on the banshee platform and then added 2 hogs, 2 turrets, 4 ghosts and 4 banshees. This is my only Halo 1 trick attempted, but it was more patients then skill. I wish I’d been around when Halo tricking was at it’s best, but Halo 2 has been a blast.
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Wraith to Metro Scarab in SP
I did this as a “quick trick” for my pal grumpy who had just gotten the scorpion there and it came out pretty well. I was so mercilessly out-tricked by Duelies within two days when he got four wraiths there in co-op. But hey, I still like that I did it in SP.
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Favorite Way Down
I pushed the pelican holding the tank on Metropolis up to the scarab gun bridge with the banshee. Then I had player 1 trigger it to fly as player 2 sat in the passenger bay. Thus allowing the player to get all the way down with a unique method.
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Outskirts Scarab Gun in SP


This one gave me the most satisfaction to complete. Mostly because it was made possible by the many ideas formulated here at HIH, and adding a few of my own to make it all come together. This wasn’t the first time it had been done in SP (actually it was the second), it just showed a much more practical way to survive the fall. That lucky checkpoint must have been sent from god because it was one in a million. Another vid was made (by someone else) showing a way to get a good checkpoint on the tunnel using some drones brought over from the first loading zone. Unfortunately that vid was lost to bad hosting.
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Sacred Icon Clime

It wasn’t new to get to the top of the structure, I just did it for fun and ended up going where no one else had, made possible with one plasma nade and your partners dead body.
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Through the Glass on Uprising

The multiplayer people had been going through walls in Halo 2 for quite some time but there weren’t many places in campaign where it could be done. This was a variation of the technique using a ghost and about eight boxes to get through the glass to a spot I had been eyeballing for some time.
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Delaying the Scarab on Metro

This vid expands on “Vehicles to Skybridge” vid to get the scorpion up in SP. The trick is to use a box. Push a box on top of the pelican and park the vehicle on it. This keeps it from sliding off and it allows you to lift the otherwise too heavy wraith and scorpion. But to get the pelican to stay when the tank spawns, you must go through the procedure shown to “delay the scarab.”
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TNK and Dan Variety


What started as a humble effort by theneighborrkid and I to do a small vid together came out as a large compilation of dozens of tricks covering both Halo 1&2. We get some great SP launches in there that will make your day.
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Grumpy and Dan Variety


After a year of tricking absence, I convinced grumpy to join me in this small project. It is a fast-paced, compact vid so those with short attention spans will enjoy it.
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Fall-time in the QZ Canyon in SP

I first did this trick with a Warthog and it was included in the POTS Tribute video. The video below is just my clip. Click the forum link to go the the full tribute video.
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Then I found a much easier way using a ghost. This was included in 'Redemption' by RandomCTG. My vid clip is below and the full video can be found in the forum link. This also serves as a general tutorial on how to fall-time in SP.
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Launching to the Mac gun on Co-op Tut


Awhile back I noticed that dropped grenades will stick to a box if they land on it properly. So I applied this on a large scale and this tutorial is the result. Ms. Man first launched up there (that vid can be found in His Archive) but Frogblast was actually the very first person to the top. My tut simply makes creating a large grenade pile much, much simpler.
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Launching to the Mac gun in SP

Using the basic idea that grenades stick to movable objects, I was able to make a large enough pile in single player to launch up there (36 plasmas). The method isn't very difficult, but it takes a ton of time to do.
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Lunching from the Bottom to the Top on SI

Basically, you get to see the technique of putting grenades on a box applied on SI. You can launch from down there without the box technique, but with the box you can move the pile any location you want.
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Swordflying in the QZ Canyon in SP

This trick was made possible entirely by Grumpy and Princeofthesword. Grumpy showed me how to swordfly with only one 'Hog and POTS actually told me a long time ago that you could go from the side-seat of the spectre to the drivers seat, but I never bothered to use it until now.
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Blue Monday Variety

This is just a variety of the various tricks I've had on my hard drive for some time. All of it is new (I think) but nothing is really epic, just some fun tricks.:) A lot of these tricks are somewhat incomplete, and so I issue some challenges you can find in the forum link.
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NOTE:
My newest vids are in MPEG-4 format (MP4) so you will need a media player like VLC or Quicktime (both work in OS X and Windows).

Thanks a ton to Uberfoop for sending me the "WLT platform" vid and to Grumpy for sending me several others. If any of you have a missing vid then send it my way.

I am also uploading my videos to youtube under the alias 'mahonmeister' because dantheman87 was taken. You can see the videos I've uploaded so far here.
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