Portal 2

Portal 2

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Where It All Began
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Jun 19, 2012 @ 5:46am
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Where It All Began

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This is the absolute first Portal 2 map I have ever released. I had to make some significant edits in order to make it ready for the Workshop. This map was made in the Alien Swarm SDK before the Portal 2 Authoring Tools had ever been released.

This was my first map, so go easy on the ol' gal. ;)

TWP Description:
Okay so, this is my first map release for Portal 2 (well for anything Portal related, but that's besides the point)

This map started out as a test to see just how many elements I could fit into a test while still making it a decent test. It turned out that I made two test chambers in one map.

The elements I added into the map are:
Excursion Funnels
Fizzlers (In the chamber, not the start/finish fizzlers)
Hardlight Bridges
Repulsion Gel
Propulsion Gel
Ariel Faith Plates
Death Field
and of course Buttons and Switches

Please tell me of any bugs you find while playing this map.

Any feedback is appreciated.
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wildgoosespeeder Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:44pm 
This map was pretty good. There could have been chamber space optimizations. For one, you could have done without the hallway that seems like it was designated for the orange gel because there are portal surfaces that allow you to cross the gap with the excursion funnel. The ramp pictured has white space underneath it (some sort of Hammer mistake or I am missing an asset). Also, the blue gel button, I can get up there without the excursion funnel.
phyneas Mar 24, 2015 @ 8:12am 
A very good map, elements were hard but they flowed logically, it was enjoyable to play!
BUG Dec 3, 2014 @ 1:14pm 
Nice map,much fun.Thank you.
dire.fcs Sep 29, 2014 @ 7:08am 
Great work! I had the same idea in one map about the cube being painted during the jump.
Petutski Aug 17, 2014 @ 1:09pm 
Oh, and very sneaky where you hid the propulsion gel runway. Had me stumped for a while!
Petutski Aug 17, 2014 @ 1:07pm 
Excellent map! Fantasic variety of elements and a wonderful environment! I noticed that in the second chamber near the light bridge I could jump in the water and not be killed. I could swim around and even look at the bottom. However, I could not jump out high enough to reach the bank so I had to "F7" my game. No big deal. Thanks a lot for alll your maps.
p0rtalthumper Oct 5, 2012 @ 1:21am 
I noticed the player could get stranded in a couple of places in the first test by using the excursion funnel. Other than that, the tests are excellent. I had no problem with solving the second test.

Esthetically, the lighting could be better. If it's too bright or there's too much light, there can be some undesired lag on lower-end computers.
Mr Fraggle (UK) Sep 12, 2012 @ 5:04am 
Great map though I must admit I needed video help.
1980 Aug 17, 2012 @ 6:56am 
A very enjoyable sequences of puzzles ;)
- |UKMD|.Titos Funeral. Aug 13, 2012 @ 4:22am 
Excelent map