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Keep Off the Sand! in The Orange Box

Keep Off the Sand!51 (20)

Cross the antlion beach in chapter Sandtraps without touching the sand.

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Achievement Guide for Keep Off the Sand!

x HeroBlade x
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x HeroBlade x
Achievement won on 06 Nov 09
TA Score for this game: 1,697
Posted on 06 November 09 at 18:34, Edited on 28 October 14 at 22:52
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This video shows you how to get this easily.

(The video was priviously broken but it now works - Reported Content edit)

Good luck !
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89,307 (57,030)
Achievement won on 05 Nov 17
TA Score for this game: 1,302
Posted on 15 January 18 at 00:14, Edited on 15 January 18 at 00:22
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For those extremely desperate, there's a way to cheat this achievement, but it's quite complicated: it involves modding the game to enable noclip and use it to fly across the beach.

First, this works on both disc and digital copies, either on Xbox 360 or Xbox One. However, you will need an Xbox 360 with an active Xbox Live Gold membership to use the mod on Xbox One. You will also need a flash drive and a PC for either console.

Step 1: On the Xbox 360, go to Settings > System > Storage and find "User Settings" under The Orange Box. If you play the game on Xbox One, log in with the same Xbox Live account, the fill will be on the "cloud" storage device. If it is not, make sure the cloud is done synchronizing by pressing the Xbox Guide button, go left and select active downloads. Once you have found to file, move it to a flash drive.

Step 2: Download Horizon on your PC ( and run it (You can ignore the failed to connect to server message if it pops up). Plug your flash drive into your PC and the program should detect it. If not, close the program and restart it as an administrator (right click on the icon > run as an administrator). Find the User Settings file and open it, then click on Contents. This will reveal several .cfg files, these are the configuration files for each game contained within The Orange Box. By modifying certain ones, you can mod certain games without affecting the others. In our case, select hl2_config.cfg and extract it to the desktop.

Step 3: Open the extracted file in Notepad. As you may notice, the file is filled with source commands that you can normally input in the console in the PC version. All these commands are executed when you select a game and choose a storage device. At the very beginning of the file, create a new line with the text "sv_cheats 1". This will enable cheats, this is required otherwise noclip won't work. Then scroll down until you see a bunch of "bind" commands. This is where every action is assigned (bind) to a button. Find the button that you want to be used to toggle noclip (In my case back, as it is only used to control squads which you only first do after the part related to this achievement. Replace the command after the button name with "noclip" and save the file.

Step 4: Back in Horizon, right click on hl2_config.cfg and replace it with the newly modified file. MAKE SURE TO SAVE! Close Horizon and plug your flash drive back in your Xbox 360. Go back to Settings > System > Storage and put the new file along with your save files (on the cloud if you play on Xbox One).

Step 5: (Xbox 360 players can skip this step) Look at you active downloads and wait for the cloud to synchronize before shutting down the console. Go on your Xbox One and run The Orange Box, it should download your save files.

Step 6: Once finish, go to Half-Life 2 and select your storage device as usual. To make sure everything has been done correctly, look at your controller settings and the action that is normally assigned to the button you chose for noclip should have to button assigned to it. DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING, THIS WILL RESET THE MOD AND YOU WILL HAVE TO RESTART FROM STEP 1! From there you can load a file and enjoy noclip by pressing the button you assigned!

All credits go to Just Another Popplio This guide is an adapted version of his video guide. You can watch the original video below.
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