Portal 2

Portal 2

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Description
Our love shall never fizzle...


"Painfully difficult. That's why I don't play toncica maps regularly."
- nockscitney, May 2017


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Some dexterity required. No ninja moves.

Many thanks to Dreamer for playtesting and constantly breaking this chamber.

Also many thanks to Distant for the help in the development of this map!
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86 Comments
toncica  [author] May 3 @ 2:23pm 
Thanks nock, very nice. I have added your verdict to the description. You get it! Deathwish is clearly doing it wrong.
nockscitney May 3 @ 7:08am 
Just uploaded the attempt from today's stream to YouTube after the request to play from DW808. Quite a difficult map, but then I expect anything associated with Toncica is nothing other. Have to hand it to the viewers who got me through this one, but even still, tough map, well made and . . . . . oh wait that's not my line

https://youtu.be/8kbafQ96OAA
toncica  [author] Apr 18 @ 6:49pm 
That just shows your level of experience, other people were challenged to get this far. Keep in mind that it's from 2013, it only got more polished but the puzzle stayed the same.
Hopefully the blue gel problem is on your end, I'll wait and see if someone else reports a problem. This puzzle is a PTI nightmare and I'd really hate to have to edit it without good reason. The abstract thumbnail is only to hide the monstrosity of this puzzle layout.
quaternary Apr 18 @ 6:19pm 
Hmm. So I finally came back to and finished this map. Solved it like DeathWish. I'm a little bit disappointed that the ending bit involved a little smidge of "find the angle that you can see the funnel from." I mean, it makes *logical* sense - I figured out pretty quickly that I needed to enter the orange funnel from somewhere other than the two portal surfaces in the timer room - but I think after activating the laser catcher I was expecting there to be a couple more steps to solving the puzzle involved, when it actually just sort of ends immediately after the laser. The laser's only used for like, 10 seconds. Maybe I'll play with this in the editor a bit.

Also, the blue gel never works the first time I open the map, but always works after I restart once... Vaaaaaaaaaalve!
DeathWish808 Apr 18 @ 1:12pm 
He accidentally opened the Advanced version. XD
toncica  [author] Apr 18 @ 1:12pm 
Never seen that anywhere. Any idea why?
quaternary Apr 18 @ 12:26pm 
For some reason when I opened this map there was no blue gel over near the laser. Restarting the map fixed it. :|
DeathWish808 Apr 15 @ 8:02am 
Loved it! The timed cube kept me on my toes and really forced me to think quick and still not forget to reset the timer. lol. I don't think I did anything unintended, but I'll have to watch it back.
Nice difficulty as well. Not your over the top stuff that kills me for days. :-P

https://youtu.be/-_JOZ9f92jQ
N Twirl Mar 14, 2016 @ 9:42am 
Oh ! Sure, great honour :).
Thanks for the tip, I didn't know you could stop the bouncing by pressing 'ctrl'. Indeed, the execution becomes a lot easier ; I'll keep it in mind for future maps.
About the introduction, it's hard to make it easier, but it stumped me :) ; I gave my experience with it.
toncica  [author] Mar 11, 2016 @ 4:52am 
Thanks for the video. If you don't mind I'll add it as official walkthrough. It's completely intended, but there was one thing that felt off and I didn't even catch it on my first watch. You never press the 'control' key when you land on the blue gel, instead you bump against the glass and the clean floor to lose momentum. That makes it look more finicky than intended, especially the diagonal jump.

Unfortunately it's necessary to 'shrink' the entrance, the player would be able to slip past the funnel when the portal is placed accurately. And the introduction level is only about learning how to extent the life expectancy of the ex-cube, it was added later because that was the biggest obstacle in the main puzzle.