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mercalx2006 29 apr om 7:18vm
PLEASE HELP: PLAYER CAN'T MOVE, FROZEN ON THE SPOT
I am posting for my 7 year old son who is obsessed with Portal. Unfortunately after a couple of years of obsession, he has been watching some of the community videos so he got the crazy idea to install a bunch of cheats. He asked me to enable console, to enable impulse 101 (half life 2 cheat) and Portal Unity was also installed. I've no idea what cheats he has been putting in, long story short, now he's frozen on the spot. I tried erasing portal, physically removing the game from the harddrive. Everything. I am guessing the game saves where the problem so deleted those from the game, hoping for the cloud saves to be erased too.

Only thing I regret is that his bonus chambers will get deleted as he passed portal months ago without any cheats and he earned those. But erasing every imaginable thing doesn't work, nothing works. He starts the game and he is not able to move. Game does not respond to commands, can't make portals, can't move; nothing. The console still works though and he can look around (turn) but that's all he's able to do at this point. How can I kill the console as I forgot, and will that even fix the issue?

PS I should also add his portal files are very odd named, everything seems to be named: hl2, from the app to everything else, there is one directory called "portal" (is that where the actual game is now)? I tried to launch the "hl2" app and it gave me an error message.
Laatst bewerkt door mercalx2006; 29 apr om 8:03vm
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Yooki 29 apr om 1:22nm 
Deleting local content from the hard drive and installing a fresh copy of the game from the cloud should be enough to resolve this issue.

Are you sure you have removed all of the game files by right clicking the game entry in the library list and selecting "Delete local content" and then reinstalled the game?

Folders and files being named 'hl2' is normal so don't worry about that. I believe it's because the Half Life and all the Source games use the same engine and are a part of the "OrangeBox" series so it's all somehow connected.
mercalx2006 29 apr om 4:14nm 
Thanks for your help, but we tried that. I asked him if the same was happening in Portal Unity and he says "yes, I can not move, I can't shoot portals, or jump"

Since Portal Unity is installed inside the portal folder, erasing it should've taken care of that too. We are perplexed at this point.

PS. I should also add, this is not limited to a computer, this is happening in two computers where we have all those cheats/mods installed.
Laatst bewerkt door mercalx2006; 29 apr om 4:19nm
Combustible Clicker 29 apr om 4:57nm 
Ever thought that installing those cheats did something? DId you type "Unbind_all"? (dont EVER type that in console) if you typed unbind all then you need to re-install the game. Try re-installing the game or uninstalling anything thats conflicting. (P.S.) DO NOT KILL THE CONSOLE!!!!!
Laatst bewerkt door Combustible Clicker; 29 apr om 4:58nm
Yooki 30 apr om 2:17vm 
Have you tried reinstalling Steam client?
mercalx2006 1 mei om 12:25nm 
Thanks for your help I will try re-installing Steam, and reinstalling the games. Will let you all know how that goes.

At this point I have no idea if he typed "Unbind_all" into the console, but I do know he was experimenting with all the codes he saw in the web.
mercalx2006 1 mei om 12:40nm 
SOLVED! I was just about to unistall Steam when I decided to launch Portal once again, I asked my son to bring up the console for me, and I decided to read what it said in the history. In it, I kept seeing the words "Joy_axis" and whatever, etc.

He does not have a Joystick, so I went to the "Keyboard" settings and Reset everything to Default. IT WORKED FINALLY!

I have no idea whether he did this in the settings or the console (is that even possible in the console)? I did not see "Unbind_all" anywhere so I am guessing he didn't use it. I warned him about it though, and he says he will be very careful with the console from now on.

Thanks guys!!!
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