Half-Life Hints & Cheats
Access Any LevelYou must first enable the ''console'' (see elsewhere on the codes list), then in the game, open the console and type ''map x''. x represents the name of the level as listed below; for instance, type ''map c0a0'' for the first level.
A lot of the time you won't begin in the place you would if you accessed the map normally. You will sometimes need to use the No Clipping Mode to move out of the start positions.
Cheat Effect c2a1, c2a1a, c2a1b Power Up c2a2, c2a2a, c2a2b1, c2a2b2, c2a2c, c2a2d, c2a2e, c2a2f, c2a2g, c2a2h On a Rail c2a3, c2a3a, c2a3b, c2a3c, c2a3d, c2a3e Apprehension c2a4, c2a4a, c2a4b, c2a4c Residue Processing c2a4d, c2a4e, c2a4f, c2a4g Questionable Ethics c2a5, c2a5a, c2a5b, c2a5c, c2a5d, c2a5e, c2a5f, c2a5g, c2a5w, c2a5x Surface Tension c1a0c, c1a1, c1a1a, c1a1b, c1a1c, c1a1d Unforeseen Consequences c1a4, c1a4b, c1a4d, c1a4f, c1a4g, c1a4i, c1a4j, c1a4k Blast Pit c1a3, c1a3a, c1a3b, c1a3c, c1a3d ''We've Got Hostiles'' c1a2, c1a2a, c1a2b, c1a2c, c1a2d Office Complex c3a1, c3a1a, c3a1b ''Forget About Freeman!'' c3a2e, c3a2, c3a2a, c3a2b, c3a2c, c3a2d, c3a2f Lambda Core c4a1 Xen c4a2, c4a2a, c4a2b Gonarch's Lair c4a1a, c4a1b, c4a1c, c4a1d, c4a1e, c4a1f Interloper c1a0, c1a0a, c1a0b, c1a0d, c1a0e Anomalous Materials c0a0, c0a0a, c0a0b, c0a0c, c0a0d, c0a0e Black Mesa Inbound c4a3 Nihilanth c5a1 Conclusion
Console CodesFirst, enable the console. Then, type the proper code into it to get the desired effect.
Cheat Effect noclip Walk Through Walls impulse 101 Instant Weapons, Ammo, and Armor impulse 102 Spawn Gibs /god Invincibility notarget Invisibility thirdperson Third Person View impulse 76 Spawn Marines sv_gravity # (Lower numbers gives less gravity, higher gives more. Normal is 800.) Set Gravity Level r_fullbright 1 (Replace 1 with 0 to turn them back on.) Eliminate Shadows impulse 203 Delete Targeted Enemy give weapon_crowbar Gives you the crowbar. give weapon_handgrenade Gives you some hand grenades. give weapon_crossbow Gives you the crossbow. give weapon_357 Gives you the 357 Magnum. give weapon_mp5 Gives you the MP5. give weapon_9mmhandgun Gives you the glock pistol. give item_healthkit Gives you some health. give ammo_mp5grenades Mp5 grenade ammo. give ammo_crossbow Crossbow ammo. give ammo_9mmclip 17 ammo for the glock pistol. give ammo_9mmbox Ammo for the glock pistol. give ammo_357 Ammo for the 357 magnum. give weapon_hornetgun Gives you the hornet gun. give weapon_gauss Gives you the guass rifle. give weapon_rpg Gives you the rocket launcher. give weapon_shotgun Gives you the shotgun. give weapon_snark Gives you some snarks. give weapon_tripmine Gives you some laser tripmines. give item_suit Gives you the HEV suit. chase_active 1 Third Person give ammo_buckshot Shotgun ammo. give ammo_RPGclip Gives you ammo for the RPG give ammo_Egonclip Gives you ammo for the Egon give ammo_Gaussclip Gives you ammo for the Gauss give ammo_9mmAR Gives you ammo for the MP5 give ammo_ARgrenades Gives you the secondary ammo for the MP5 give weapon_python Gives you a 357 Magnum
Impulse CodesAfter activating the conlse, press tide (~) and enter the following.
Cheat Effect impulse 109 Control onscreen monsters. This code may not work in versions of the game. impulse 107 While looking at an object, displays the texture name. impulse 106 While looking at an object, displays model/sprite stats. impulse 105 Enemies can't hear you impulse 104 Lists global entities impulse 103 While looking at amonster, displays stats. impulse 76 Creates a human grunt. Be careful, this can crash the game. impulse 102 Spawn gibs. impulse 101 Get all weapons and armor. Enter again for more amo and/or armor. impulse 195 Displays AI node information impusle 202 Creates blood infront of you, like spray paint. impulse 203 Deletes target NPC or monster from the game.
Items from the consoleGo to the start menu, then go to all programs, then go to accessesories, then click on command prompt. Select you Half-Life directory and type hl.exe -console then Half-Life should open. Start a new game then press the ` (tilde) key then type in these codes:
Cheat Effect give ammo_357 357 magnum ammo give ammo_9mmclip Pistol clip give item_suit HEV Suit give item_healthkit Health give weapon_egon Gives you the egon! give weapon_gauss Gives you a Guass Rifle give weapon_mp5 Gives you a MP5 give weapon_shotgun Gives you a Shotgun give weapon_crossbow Gives you a Crossbow give weapon_9mmhandgun Gives you a Pistol give weapon_handgrenade Gives you some Hand Grenades give weapon_rpg Gives you a Rocket Launcher give weapon_crowbar Gives you a Crowbar give ammo_mp5grenades Gives you some MP5 Grenades give weapon_satchel Gives you a Satchel Charge give ammo_rpgclip Gves you a Rocket give weapon_hornetgun Gives you a Hornet Gun give ammo_glockclip Gives you a Glock pistol clip give weapon_python Gives you a 357 Magnum give weapon_tripmine Gives you a Laser Trip Mine ammo_crossbow Gives you Crossbow ammo give item_longjump Gives you the Long Jump Module
Super JumpYou go to console and you have to type
You should have only one space after gravity and before the number
It shoud look like this
Cheat Effect sv_gravity 0-999 You are now the master sv_gravity 0 You can float and walk in air for amount of time.Highest jump sv_gravity 800 The normal jump sv_gravity 999 You can't jump at all
See a picture of one of the game developersDuring the mission 'On A Rail' (the part of the game where you have to stop the rockets from firing and your in the sewers or something on a trolley). Turn on 'noclip' and float towards the top of the rocket. once you get to the top you can see a pic of a developer of the game. its his face tiled about 50 times on a square. there is a ladder at the top that brings you up another level with the same pic. P.S - this Easter Egg is only reachable using 'noclip'. there is no other way to get up that high
Enable the ConsoleIn order to enable your console, (cheat box, basically) right click on the half life shortcut. Go down to properties. A box should open up with the properties. Go to the target tab. The line should look something like this: X:\Sierra\Half-Life\hl.exe . At the end of that put -console . Now it should look like X:\Sierra\Half-Life\hl.exe -console . Make sure that you are only using one space. Now, go back into Half Life. The main startup screen should have an extra selection that says console. Here you can enter cheats, see what's loading, and even kick people if you are on a server.
Console Mode - Game of the YearInstead of ''C:SIERRAHalf-Lifehl.exe -console''
''C:SIERRAHalf-Lifehl.exe -dev -console''
Otherwise the impulse cheats don't work.
Artificial staircase (1)Put Trip Mines onto a wall in form of a small staircase. You can actually jump on them and even use them to reach places you're not supposed to reach just yet or even places that aren't supposed to ever be reached like roofs that can be used as shortcuts.
Artificial staircase (2)Use a Snark (a bug) when facing a wall and jump onto it. Directly throw another one and repeat until you've reached the height you wanted to reach. This way you are able to reach places you're not supposed to reach just yet or even places that aren't supposed to ever be reached like roofs that can be used as shortcuts.
Gauss Cannon-JumpA technique used in a lot of Ego-Shooters is the Rocket-Jump where you point a Rocket Launcher at the ground and fire off a rocket while jumping to be able to jump way higher than usually. The downside is that you lose health by doing this and since a rocket in Half-Life takes away lots of health it wouldn't really be of good use.
Instead you can exploit another possibility in Half-Life: Using the secondary fire mode of the Gauss Cannon instead of the rocket launcher will also launch you high into the air but will not directly deal any damage (only eventual falling damage).
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