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Here are some more enticing Biped, Weapon and UI photos from the Pack:

Download Tags on Dropbox: https://dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Download Mod on ItchIO: https://bellblitzking.itch.io/halomegapack/#download

Thanks! There's more Sentinel forms in the books & Halo Wars, besides the Onyx version found on the Forerunner shield world.

The tag pack above also works with fresh installs of Halo Custom Edition, no previous tag sets needed. Self-contained and well-tested.


Download new Bipeds, Weapons, Vehicles & VFX Tag Sets!

Get on Dropbox: https://dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Get on ItchIO: https://bellblitzking.itch.io/halomegapack/#download
  • DBZ Dragonball: Bipeds, Weapons, Armor Skins & Effects

  • Sonic SMT: Bipeds, Vehicles, Weapons, Scenery & Effects

  • Tachikoma Ghost in the Shell: Bipeds, Weapons & UI

  • Forerunner Sentinel Forces: Bipeds, Weapons & UI

  • CMT Plasma Dual Weilds: Weapons & Effects

1. DBZ Dragonball Set: Goku HD Bipeds, Dragonball Armor Skins, Combat/Enemy Voice Dialogues and Energy Blast FP weapons.

2. Sonic Set: Get all Sonic, Shadow and Silver bipeds, vehicles, scenery, effects, devices and custom weapons!

3. Tachikoma Set: Get all Tachikoma and Kagotank biped and vehicle variants, plus new UI and updated weapons.

4. Forerunner Sentinel Forces Set: Get all Enforcer, Sentinel, Monitors, Onyx and Custom bipeds skin variants plus laser weapons.

5. CMT Dual Weild Plasma Weapons Set: Get all four types of Dual Plasma Rifles and Charge Pistols, plus bonus Dark Energy versions!

Background: In 2018, I shared a compilation of major tag sets, including creations of my own. I've now moved it to Itch.IO for easy access since I'll be removing all this from my laptop. I created 95% of the DBZ set, turned Tachikomas into bipeds, upgraded the Plasma Duals, fixed a lot of the Sonic Team tags and cleaned up all other assets from the community, who are also credited in the pack. Will be great for Machinima wars & more.

Download on Dropbox: https://dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Download on ItchIO: https://bellblitzking.itch.io/halomegapack/#download

Edited by darknesssamurai on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:33 PM

Thanks to popular demand, the CMT Red Brute Plasma Pistols have been added!
Held by Brute-aligned Grunts, it's scatter-burst charge fires several shots at once!

DOWNLOAD FULL PACK: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Complete CMT Dual Weild Plasma Collection: Get new Dual Plasma Rifles and Pistols, plus powerful Dark Energy versions!

DOWNLOAD (Updated): https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

DBZ Dragonball Bipeds/Weapons: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=51057
Tachikoma Bipeds Collection: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=51020
Forerunner Sentinels Collection: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=51005
Sonic the Hedgehog Collection: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=50984

1) Dual Plasma Rifles Blue (Elite)
2) Dual Plasma Rifles Red (Brute)
3) Dual Plasma Rifles Dark Energy (Shadow)
4) Dual Plasma Rifles Classic Halo 1
5) Dual Plasma Pistols Charged (Green)
6) Dual Plasma Pistols Dark Energy
7) Dual Plasma Pistols Classic Halo 1
8) Dual Plasma Pistols Brute (Red)

DOWNLOAD: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Assets modified, upgraded and collected by DarknessSamurai
Dark Energy effects & Rifle made by Ifafudafi. Dark Pistol by DarknessSamurai
Blue/Red Rifles, and Pistol Charged created by Custom Mapping Team (CMT)
Dual Plasma Pistols by SlappyThePirate, DarknessSamurai and HaloIsAHorribleGane
Edited by darknesssamurai on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:24 PM

Quote: --- Original message by: DeadHamster
So those energy weapons, those can be charged up to deliver a more powerful attack, right?

Yes, energy weapons #3 and #4 on the list do have normal shots and charge beams. "3) Energy Beam Focus Charge. 4) Energy Beam Hunter Charge"

Thanks for the love! This is born from the power of nostalgia, after seeing the new Broly movie. Great gift for making DBZ-style Machinima.

Complete DBZ Dragonball Collection: Goku HD Bipeds, Dragonball Armor Skins, Combat Dialogues and Energy Blast (CMT) FP weapons

DOWNLOAD (Updated): https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Tachikoma Bipeds Collection: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=51020
Forerunner Sentinels Collection: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=51005
Sonic the Hedgehog Collection: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=50984

1) Goku HD God Forms, Goku Saiyan, Goku SSJ4,
2) Trunks Hayabusa, Vegeta Saiyan
3) Vegeta SSJ4 and Vegeta Elite armored
4) Frieza, Cell, Cell Jr.
5) Kid Buu, Majin buu minions,
6) Android16, Bardock, Broly
7) Nappa, Paragas, Raditz, Turles

1) Energy Blast Blue / Purple
2) Energy Shots: Cannon, Rifle, Pistol
3) Energy Beam Focus Charge
4) Energy Beam Hunter Charge
5) Energy Blast Wraith
6) Energy Bolts Majin Shade
7) Energy Lightning Blasts

1) Bardock, Broly, Kid Buu
2) Cell, Cell Jr., Frieza
3) Goku Old, Goku Young
4) Nappa, Raditz, Turles
5) Vegeta Old, Vegeta Young

DOWNLOAD: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

New weapons effects created/owned by CMT
Skins and Dialogue combat sound sets created by DarknessSamurai.
Weapon FP Hands by Yoda and Jawa, modified from the "Co Challenge01" map
The HD GOKU biped is originally featured in TheFugitive's "Supercity" map

DOWNLOAD: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Quote: --- Original message by: Spartan314
I was confused at first because I remembered them as vehicles
Very cool work!

Thanks Spartan314! It took quite a bit of tweaking but I find them more fun as bipeds and spawning in as a mini-tank. Try turning on the check "can climb any surface" and you'll see why, as you high jump across the map firing time-bombs.

Thanks @Tachikoma. In Tiamat's original "Hugeass" map, they are actually vehicles! Both the Kagotank and Tachikoma were fun to jump around the map in----but the on-board cloak and weapons needed some work.

I've converted them both to Bipeds: making the cloak easily usable by flashlight, crafted both bullet and plasma weapons geared to its dual arm setup and updated the gbx so you can access each color variant instead of just blue Komas.

Much bigger upgrade here than the versions in my Chronopolis Tachikoma map release.
It gained 3200 Downloads: http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=6099
Edited by darknesssamurai on Jan 12, 2019 at 11:04 AM

Complete Tachikoma Biped Collection: Get all Tachikoma and Kagotank variants, plus new UI and updated weapons.

DOWNLOAD (Updated): https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Tachikomas & Kagotanks originally created by Tiamat, as seen in the "Hugeass" map.
Assets modified, upgraded and collected by DarknessSamurai.

Forerunner Sentinels Collection: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=51005
Sonic the Hedgehog Collection: http://forum.halomaps.org/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=50984

1) Tachikoma Variants (Four Colors: Gold, Blue, Silver, White)
2) Kagotank Variants (Two Colors: Red-&-Shadow Black, Grey-&-Shadow Silver

1) Tachikoma Human Assault Weapons with Updated UI & Reticles
2) Tachikoma Plasma Weapons with Updated UI & Reticles
3) Kagotank Scorpion Shell Gun with human UI and tag updates

1) Tachikoma variant where Flashlight controls your cloak (turn on + off)
2) Tachikoma variant with embedded flashlights including cloak for night-time maps

DOWNLOAD (Updated): https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

HUD Below is a mixure of CMT HUD, Oracle Monitor HUD and custom elements by DarknessSamurai.

Edited by darknesssamurai on Jan 12, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Quote: --- Original message by: Echo77
This was a good idea. I didn't even know we had Onyx Sentinels.

Onyx Sentinels are canon and were encountered on the Onyx Shield World. They are far more deadly than an average sentinel, holding a power charge-beam in same vein as hunters.

For Halo CE, they come from SOI's Campaign SPV2 series, which has over 12,000 downloads and was very popular upon release. It's worth a playthrough: https://haloce3.com/downloads/singleplayer/original-singleplayer/soi_sp_v2/

Quote: --- Original message by: JadeMcLain
I like colors on the gold sentinel, looks rad. I re-skinned the default ones a while back to be like that.

Jade, yours is already included. I've updated the credits. The new green beam and green lights was a good choice. Reminds me of Broly's color scheme.
Edited by darknesssamurai on Dec 30, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Complete Forerunner Sentinel Forces Collection: Get all Enforcer, Sentinel, Monitors and Custom bipeds variants plus weapons.

DOWNLOAD (Updated): https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

1) CMT Enforcer and Sentinels (Updated)
2) HDoan Halo 2 Enforcer and Sentinels (Fixed & Updated)
3) Lone Warrior's Sentinel Marauder (StKft)
4) Lone/Koo's Sentinel Crawler (StKft)
5) SOI's Onyx Super Sentinel (SOI Map)
6) SOI Halo Sentinels (SOI Map)
7) Kirby_422's Biped Sentinel Turret (Updated)
8) AdvanceBo's Sentinel Constructor
9) JadeRifter/JadeMclain's Golden Major sentinel
10) HDoan, SOI and Halo 1 Monitors

1) SOI's Sentinel Beam Guns (Gold+Silver) (for Player)(Updated)
2) Modified sentinel/enforcer weapons (for AI only)
3) SOI Onyx Charging Sentinel Beam (AI)

*Assets modified, upgraded and collected by DarknessSamurai.

The Flood, Elites and even the Marines have so much variety already. These were pooled together and updated to spur more creativity in the community around stories, maps and campaigns involving the Forerunner's Sentinel Forces.

Edited by darknesssamurai on Dec 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Quote: --- Original message by: Spartan314
How did you manage the animations for the bipeds?

The Sonic Mapping Team created the animations & models. I've updated the .animations tags to be vehicle-compatible.

Included are a variety of chaos weapons intended for them since they all don't have proper animations for every single original halo weapon.

Feel free to lurk away, SonicXtr3me. If there are any assets you want to add in, let me know.
I remember there was a pink Amy and a few unreleased Robotnic mechs you all also created.
Edited by darknesssamurai on Dec 18, 2018 at 08:13 PM

Quote: --- Original message by: SonicXtr3me
Interesting collection of assets, lots of modifications made by the looks of it, as most of these assets did not work.

Thanks SonicXtr3me, it was worth the time, to help push creativity the CE community. Only wish I could get your Sonic Master Chief as a Biped!
Perhaps you'll return to map/asset-making in the future now that there's a polished sorted set to build on.

Edited by darknesssamurai on Dec 17, 2018 at 07:02 PM

The Complete Sonic Collection: Get all Sonic, Shadow and Silver bipeds, vehicles, scenery, devices and weapons! All three are now vehicle-compatible, plus custom weapons.

DOWNLOAD: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Assets originally created by Sonic Mapping Team & SonicXtreme. Assets modified, upgraded and collected by DarknessSamurai.

1) Hyper Mode Sonic, Shadow and Silver
2) Super Sonic, Shadow and Silver
3) Normal Flying/Running Sonic, Shadow and Silver
4) Tails, Nights and Robotnic Robot characters
5) Multiplayer Mode (color-change) Versions
6) Broly Mode Shadow and Super Saiyan Sonic

1) Tornado 2 airplane by Tails
2) Homing Energy Aura flying vehicle

1) Rings spinning animated
2) Chaos Emeralds multicolored

1) Giant Gold Ring spinning
2) Red Spring Bouncer (jump on)

1) Chaos plasma cannon
2) Chaos plasma chargeshot
3) Chaos plasma pistol
4) Chaos plasma rifle
5) Chaos plasma rifle red
6) Chaos telekinesis force

DOWNLOAD: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1

Edited by darknesssamurai on Dec 15, 2018 at 04:40 PM

Halo CE General Discussion » CE3ish Video Casting Call Dec 15, 2018 02:32 PM (Total replies: 24)

I'm interested in volunteering too, help keep the CE community alive.

Was there ever an reason announced? Server costs? Legal proceedings? Technical issues?

I assumed the community just slowed down production naturally over time.

Submitting files to the site is no longer working. Has it intentionally been disabled? @Dennis

SUBMIT FILES PAGE: http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?pg=60

I'm uploading a .zip, only 20MB in size. Using the inspector, the page gives the following error: "failed to load resource server responded with a status of 500".

After pressing "Start Upload", the process begins; the 0% begins to increase. After a few seconds, the % number is replaced by a yellow triangle, then a pop-up error occurs.

There's no announcement section I have seen indicating Upload are cut off, though it does look like most uploads stopped significantly after 2016.

Are any of you also facing this problem with the upload feature?
Edited by darknesssamurai on Nov 30, 2018 at 11:46 PM

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