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Desert Dunes is a desert based combat zone, with a wide open area to drive, snipe, and hide. This map is under construction, and set to release sometime in 2010, with multiple new vehicles, new weapons, new bipeds, new textures, new scripts, and new features.


The story behind Desert Dunes goes back to early 2008, when Red Haze Productions was modeling the terrain for Helipad Studios. The project went through many stages, and had over 3 different map layouts created. Although ready to be put in Halo Custom Edition, the interest in the project was lost, to another project, the Grand Theft Auto Conversion Project, being done by Helipad Studio's vehicle designer, Cody Smith.

The project was picked back up by Cody Smith in mid 2009, being brought back into the Helipad Studios project list, as a "Community Release".

Features ListEdit

This is a rough list of what may be to come for Desert Dunes.

  • Game Menu
    • Night/Day
  • Ingame
    • New Bipeds
    • New Vehicles
    • Hidden Items


A Beta, like all good Halo Custom Edition Maps, is a way of letting the community sample the unfinished rough version of the map, while its being finished. There is no date, or final decision on the possibility of a beta map being released.

Grand Theft Auto Conversion ProjectEdit

The GTA:CP is being applied to Desert Dunes, to supply weapons, bipeds, textures, sounds, and ideas. All models from Grand Theft Auto are remodeled by Cody Smith, to work in Halo Custom Edition.

List of VehiclesEdit

This is the list of GTA vehicles being converted to Halo Custom Edition, for Desert Dunes.


  • Virgo
  • Willard
  • Bobcat
  • Rancher
  • Walton
  • Glendale
  • Buccaneer
  • Yosemite Final
  • Mesa
  • Cadrona
  • Clover
  • Savana
  • Sanchez
  • Burrito
  • Previon
  • Patriot
  • Tornado
  • Sabre
  • Intruder
  • Regina
  • Uranus
  • Sadler
  • Cop Car

All cars finished till further notice.

Images of Ingame Items and ObjectsEdit







Willard Inagme


Glendale Ingame


Buccanneer Ingame


Guns shop 1

Gunshop early testing, guns


Gunshop Ammunition, early testing

Under ConstructionEdit

Savanna and clover

Savanna and Clover

Day menu =)

Day and night menu

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