Portal 2

Portal 2

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Map Contest 2012 Entry - Forcefields and Cubes
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Aug 3, 2012 @ 8:02pm
Aug 4, 2012 @ 6:52am
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Map Contest 2012 Entry - Forcefields and Cubes

Two new testing elements are introduced in this map: the Physics Repulsion Field, and the Portal Deflection Cube. Enjoy! This is my first released map, made quickly to beat the deadline. A more polished version is upcoming. Enjoy!

Also, props to you if you can save your companion cube and escape!

Notes and Glitches:

I think this is the first Portal 2 map to feature two departure elevators. The way they're coded each can lead to a different level, which could be interesting in a mod.

If you don't understand the fields, try dropping something on the one in the first room. Then jump down.

If you don't understand the cubes, the red squiggle inside means it's activated. Fire a portal at it, and it will turn it into a deflectable laser.

The hint in the second room is glitchy, hold down the "Fire Orange Portal" button (mouse2) and drag when you're holding a cube.

GLaDOS should say something at the end if you saved the cube, but I ran out of suitable lines. Something from Portal 1 might work better. Sorry about that.

Feel free to use any of this stuff, I'll post the source code and materials/models on TWP.

I know the textures are fairly boring, Hammer kept crashing when I used the Face Edit Tool. As far as I know there are wall textures on the walls, floors on the floors, and ceilings on the ceilings, so I got that right at least.

The script running the cubes (which is still a little glitchy, sorry) is heavily based on HMW's Sendificator script. If you haven't already, play his maps. They're amazing.

This is my first map, so I hope I didn't make any too-horrible mapping mistakes.

If you get trapped outside the test chambers, GLaDOS can't help you. Reload, and bring the cube with you next time. I'm really sorry about this, but I couldn't think of a good way for her to free you.

If you manage to get trapped under the elevator between the second and third chambers, GLaDOS is able to "help" you there. It was a lot easier before I revised the triggers, and getting stuck there now is achievement-worthy.

I know this is fairly easy, but it's meant to be an introduction. To play around more with a similar field, which inspired this one, play Omnicoder's Portal 2 map Retrospective, and one of his Portal 1 maps which I don't remember the name of ATM. I have at least five or six even cooler puzzles planned for these elements, which will be released after the competition.

NOTE: It's fixed now! There was a small packing error.
Also, if you bring the cube on the Unstationary Scaffold with you, that's cheating. There's supposed to be a fizzler halfway down. Find a different way to do it.


#supercontest2012 FelixGriffin
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Super Mario May 26, 2017 @ 8:50pm 
I'm replaying this through, and I am currently having to rely to the cubes to shoot the portals. It takes a while to move up and down the level, but glitches are glitches.
Felix Griffin  [author] Aug 19, 2016 @ 6:16pm 
Yeah, it's a glitch. :/ Unfortunately I no longer have the source files to recompile.
Super Mario Jul 13, 2016 @ 3:13pm 
NEVERMIND, The cubes give you the portal-gun with the lazers.
Super Mario Jul 13, 2016 @ 3:02pm 
When are you suppost to get a portal-gun without using the console?
Crow Vanwa May 19, 2016 @ 3:16pm 
LOVE THIS LEVEL. Had a hard time before I realized I had to command in a portal gun.:steamhappy:
fred_worley May 12, 2016 @ 3:52pm 
@CleverWire What do you think?

He's not using a mod. He's using Hammer. BEEMod is for cheaters. Hammer is not for idiots.

To install Hammer, just go to your steam tools and download Portal 2 Authoring Tools Beta, launch it, and click Hammer World Editor. It's tricky. You don't get a drag-and-drop interface. As for those cubes, forget it - they use a script (which, by the way, you have to write yourself - no drag-and-drop there either). Puzzlemaker (built-in level editor) is to Scratch as Hammer is to C.

If you were trying to be funny, I understand. But if you were being serious, the short answer is no.
King of Goats Jan 2, 2016 @ 3:37pm 
i randomly clicked on those boxes and got a portal gun
Felix Griffin  [author] Jun 15, 2014 @ 8:58am 
Yes, that's a bug. Unfortunately I seem to have lost the original source code for this map, so I can't fix that now. Just use a cheat code to give yourself a gun.
Ryno Jun 11, 2014 @ 12:55pm 
I couldn't get a portal gun when it loaded.
Unowninator Feb 21, 2014 @ 10:05pm 
Say, I have a suggestion for future maps for when you get trapped in a way you can't fix.

GLADoS could say this : http://i1.theportalwiki.net/img/7/7a/GLaDOS_sp_a2_turret_blocker_future_starter01.wav while simultaneously activating the neurotoxin.