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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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.
SuperFluffyShmoopy Sep 14, 2013 @ 8:22pm 
wow how only 3 stars!!!!!!!!
CleverWire Aug 18, 2013 @ 10:38am 
can some1 make a youtube video to show how to install felix griffin mod
SuperFluffyShmoopy May 30, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
like how do you make that command start in a map
SuperFluffyShmoopy May 30, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
how do you make it rotate in the map and yes it is the linked doors with a cool frame and maybe a water texture to make it look cool
Felix Griffin  [author] May 30, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
It's a console command: sv_enableholdrotation 1 (iirc). Note that this will only work with prop_weighted_cubes. I assume the time portal is a pair of linked_portal_doors?
SuperFluffyShmoopy May 30, 2013 @ 8:56am 
please tell me how
SuperFluffyShmoopy May 29, 2013 @ 9:05pm 
If you tell me how you made it so you could rotate the cube I will tell you how to make a time portal like damagepys and tmast