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With a Little Help From My Friends
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My intent with this map is a combination of problem solving and skillful execution. It should be of medium to hard difficulty for experienced Portal 2 players and is not recommended for beginners. There is an easter egg; you will know when it is time to go looking for it. Please report any (non-exploit, non-ninja) short-cuts or any dead-ends (you should be able to complete from any reasonable position, but don't throw the companion cube in the goo).
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Bayram  [author] Jan 21 @ 8:03am 
Thanks for the second demo with the non-ninja unintended solutions. I may make a few small changes as a result of this, but overall what you did wasn't so easy that it makes the map not work at all. You did miss a few things that I think are enjoyable, especially the easter egg, but even so it looked to me as if you were having fun.
Brave Jan 19 @ 4:07pm 
I made another demo solving this chamber unintended!
I think I did the beginning wrong, and didn't make use of the last section with the sphere or funnel, theres to much to my disposal in solving your chamber Bayram!
I noticed the details in this chamber, I can tell you put a lot of work using Hammer authoring tools, i'm not sure if you want to fix all these issues i've found.
Bayram  [author] Jan 19 @ 6:09am 
Thanks for the demo, but I've decided not to worry about alternate solutions that require extraordinary skill. Most people won't be able to do what you did. Those that can, well, maybe the map is too easy for them and it's more fun to look for alternate soluitions.

Losing the companion cube will definitely mess you up, that's why it's a companion cube, but there are lots of autosaves so you should be able to recover.

I agree that there's a lot of stuff packed into this map. Sorry that you didn't like that, I'd hoped to earn a thumbs up, but as GLaDOS says, "fair's fair". Thanks for playing.
Brave Jan 18 @ 2:52pm 
I spent over 20 minutes in this chamber before I realize it can be solved unintended, but only if you're good at tossing cubes!
Also I accidently destroyed the solid cube at the pistol platform and dropped in the goo, which I had to go back on a saved the first time I played!
Other than that, being your first chamber the design is very nice, but this small chamber is really busy with lots of laser emitters, pedestal buttons, and floor buttons!
Don't get me wrong, back when I started playing portal, I loved busy chambers, "small or large," just not anymore!
Not sure if you want to fix this unintended solving
Bayram  [author] Dec 2, 2013 @ 4:29am 
Thanks for playing and commenting. Yes, quicksave is important, but there is also some fairly complicated autosave logic in this map, particularly for the dash back to the entry / exit area when the frankencube does not stop and wait for you.
Stagger Lee Dec 2, 2013 @ 3:53am 
I finally got around to playing this. Tricky map but I made it through although I may have done some parts in unintended ways. Quicksave was my friend as much as the Companion Cube was as there are ways one can trap themself.in a couple of areas. It is fairly obvious where so that is why I quicksaved first. Very rewarding chamber to play though.
Bayram  [author] Nov 23, 2013 @ 5:07am 
Thanks, Jade, for checking it out again.
Jade BGE Nov 22, 2013 @ 11:34am 
Nice looking test. You did a good job with the hammer. Still fun and challenging to play too.
Thank you for sharing the update :)
Bayram  [author] Nov 22, 2013 @ 4:12am 
Yes, I realize this, but I can't do any ninja stuff so it's pointless trying to block it. Ninjas will play my maps however they want, but as far as I can tell I don't get down-votes from ninjas who find they can bypass the puzzles with fancy jumps and such. Ninjas tend to be honorable people; it's newbies I get the down-votes from when they think the puzzles are too hard. I think of exploits (portal bumping, re-portalling, etc.) as just cheating and if people want to do that then fine, but they may as well just noclip to the exit because they're spoiling their own fun. Thanks again for your comments.
NotAghost Nov 21, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
It is still possible but now would fall under the category of ninja/exploit. I can link you the demo I recorded on mediafire if you want.