Portal 2

Portal 2

245 ratings
Boot to the Cube
File Size
16.755 MB
Jun 3, 2012 @ 10:16pm
Jun 17, 2012 @ 1:49pm
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Boot to the Cube

My second Hammer-forged PeTI map, now revised and with extra GLaDOS flavor. Basic puzzle structure sketched out in PeTI, then detailed and optimized in Hammer. At its heart this is a cube-transportation puzzle with a few twists, some gel use and creative portal placement required. With so many open portal surfaces there are multiple ways to get most of the cubes, but one easy, "optimal" way for each.

Revision 2:
- Added a player clipping brush covering the faith plate on the wall to prevent the player getting into an inescapable faith plate loop. You must be a cube to ride this ride, kids. ;)
- Added noportal volumes to the BTS areas to prevent players from portaling up to them. Gaze upon them from afar--they're not so pretty if you actually manage to get up there.
- Added glass covers over the sides of a couple of the steps to prevent players rebounding off the bounce gel when they're just trying to climb the steps.
- Minor texture tweaking to hint at solutions.

Revision 3:
- Added situation-appropriate demotivators from everyone's favorite passive-aggressive homicidal AI, GLaDOS.
- New BG music.
- Those glass covers didn't work as well as hoped. Removed them and instead just made the ceiling above the steps a NPS so they won't get painted. It takes a few moments longer to get up there, but no more frustrating bounce gel deaths.
- Made a column of tiles on the back wall NPS so that the player can't fling the first cube into the (then-unreachable) faith plate loop.
- Added more texture hints.
- Significantly revamped signage to better guide the player.
- Fixed an obscure but visible nodraw surface.
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bullfrog Oct 28, 2017 @ 2:19am 
Thumbs up for effort.
cochetmichel49 Jun 11, 2017 @ 6:15am 
Nice map ! Thanks for creating
Petutski Oct 2, 2016 @ 7:56pm 
Ah yes... persistence prevails. Great map! Thanks!
Johannes58 Oct 4, 2015 @ 5:54am 
I was about to give up in the begining, but at last saw the answer...
I am glad that I didn't have to start from the very begining each time :steamhappy: :steamhappy: :steamhappy:
Ashininity Nov 28, 2014 @ 9:31pm 
Very fun, very challenging...at time frustrating, but in a good way! Great job!
dadipadi Jun 13, 2014 @ 12:12am 
Oh holy hell!! This one was a definite puzzle. Unhackable too. You thought of everything. I spent more time looking around for angles and ways of getting somewhere before i could manipulate anything. I feel this one was very clever and well thought out. It killed me a few times, but that was because I wasn't thinking. Solving this one was an obsession for me, and I wasn't going to let it get me down. At the very end, I felt it necessary to throw that last turret into the fizzler in order to vent my frustration! Thanks for a fun map. Keep up the good work.
mood3rd Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
very good map.
my hardest parts were, getting the cube onto the speed gel button.
& getting off the light bridge, to the exit area.
after some frustratment, my memory clicked in.
as you had sort of already shown us how to reach the exit area :)
very well thought out.
almost to hard for me.
great satisfaction at the exit :)
theOfficePortal Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:33pm 
getting the second cube to the red gel is really overally annoying and not a good mechanic.
UnableRogue Aug 22, 2012 @ 5:37pm 
Thanks for that link. I did try it the way the vid showed but when I did I was pinned to the wall as I was falling to the faith plate. I still used the plate but got to it a different way and had to shoot a portal on the angled panel as I was fallingto the plate. (fluked it on the first attempt :D)

I didn't use that room with the pedastal button to angle the floor to jump to the stairs. I just used the blue goo instead to jump me across. It wasn't done intentionally. I simply forgot that that room existed.
Catsy  [author] Aug 22, 2012 @ 9:16am 
If it was very fiddly, chances are you did it differently than intended. That's ok! The way I designed it is the easiest, *ideal* method--not necessarily the only one.

I only see one person having done a video of this map, but they did a pretty good job on it--skipped most of their faffing about and figuring out how to do things, and if you're interested the way they did the ending is the intended way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTLZqyRPBLs