R2: Where to Begin?
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jez Apr 5 @ 1:53am 
Can't download this map!
StIg Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:21am 
Very good, lovely level of difiiculty. Keep it up.
Mitch McWiggins Dec 20, 2012 @ 9:20pm 
Good one! Thanks.
Sunastar Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:23pm 
Wow! Very nice.
RAINGOD  [author] Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:45pm 
UPDATE rev 6: Fixed fluid levels and made a few other minor changes. I couldn't resist. The pool is now OPEN.
toncica Dec 16, 2012 @ 7:42pm 
You lost water reflections because you have two pools at different heights. Only one water plane per map is allowed for the water to keep its nice look.
RAINGOD  [author] Dec 16, 2012 @ 7:23pm 
The Chronicles of RAINGOD, day 23: Starving and low on supplies, I produce this latest revision using my last and only match. Of course I hope for the best, but I fear that even this may not be enough. After putting out the monitor, I realized that what remained to be seen of this test chamber through the dizzying haze of exhaustion and charred plastic should be sufficient. Only one thing is certain: whether I suceed or fail, this shall be the last revision comitted into this journal, and may FSM grant me eternal forgiveness.
toncica Dec 15, 2012 @ 11:54pm 
It's always the same. You turn on the light and the cockroaches vanish, but then you find a cheat infestation. ;)
http://youtu.be/pJa4r-rwj5M
RAINGOD  [author] Dec 15, 2012 @ 11:05pm 
UPDATE rev 3: Removed yet another cheat. Damn things multiply faster than cockroaches!
RAINGOD  [author] Dec 15, 2012 @ 10:24pm 
UPDATE rev 2: Removed a few cheats, improved lighting, scraped last three test subjects off bottom of pool. @toncica, Try it now. ;-)
toncica Dec 15, 2012 @ 5:41pm 
Scrabble Dec 11, 2012 @ 2:14am 
Omg, my brain must have stopped for not doing the final step faster xD I think it were the unecessary elements that made me think too much, it is pretty simple actually, I banged my head 2 or 3 times x). Nicely done :)
RAINGOD  [author] Dec 10, 2012 @ 7:43pm 
There is only one cube. I can't tell you how to use it. That's part of the challenge. ;-)
Scrabble Dec 10, 2012 @ 3:13am 
I tried for 30minutes now, got to the button room, got the light bridge. Now what? Do you use 2 cubes to solve it? A little help please =/.
RAINGOD  [author] Dec 1, 2012 @ 9:52pm 
If you enjoyed this test chamber, you might like R3: Where to End?. I started with R2, removed the double fling, added a few extra challenges, and completely changed the ending. I also made a few tweaks based on player feedback. Check it out, and feel free to comment!
[=KfK=]SpYdy Dec 1, 2012 @ 8:44pm 
Usually when I can't figure it out, it is because there is something I'm not seeing. This was the case with this one. For the many that say it only took 5 mins, they probably don't want to admit it had them stumped for much longer. Good job!
8MMW Dec 1, 2012 @ 10:43am 
That wasn't very hard, it didn't take a long time. I think that the floor in the exit part could be replaced with glass, so it would be easily visible.
Mr Vapour Waterhandle Dec 1, 2012 @ 4:39am 
Of course I don't mean the window to the cube button, keep that one.
Mr Vapour Waterhandle Dec 1, 2012 @ 4:37am 
The windows are not needed, in fact you could probably cheat by walking on them. Neither are the portable walls on the ceiling, though the technique to get up then is a bit more advanced (not hard to do at all though). The test itself is okay.
vrmlbasic Nov 30, 2012 @ 11:58pm 
This needs the colored button icons on the wall to show the player where the button that dispenses the cube is. Once I realized that there was a room above me, and it had the button (only because I happened to see it in the tiny level preview picture), this didn't even take 5 minutes to complete.

I suppose that is in the title of this test, but when the only challenge in completion comes because the designer didn't put in the Portal 2-standard button icons, well, that's not very sporting :(
wildgoosespeeder Nov 30, 2012 @ 4:41pm 
I'm kind of meh about this one. Not very innovative and I can solve within 5 minutes. It's OK.

I kind like distancing myself from most traditional Portal 1 tactics but I had to rely on one advanced tactic to solve this test.
DeathWish808 Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:48pm 
Reminded me of a basic Portal (1) type of map. People having any problems are forgetting the basics or haven't played much of the game.
Scrub Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:21pm 
Nice one, simple yet complex. Had fun ;D
DziuneK Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:21pm 
5
Tedco 2.0 Nov 29, 2012 @ 6:01pm 
i hold my breath then jump. Great puzzle. woohoo I can fly!

Miami Mike Nov 29, 2012 @ 4:42pm 
Tricky! It took me a few minutes of exploring to finally realize "where to begin."
BlackPinnz Nov 28, 2012 @ 5:17pm 
Has me completely stumped, I'll try again tomorrow
qlipoth Nov 28, 2012 @ 4:09pm 
Nice test. Suggest a little more light near the swimming pool, though. I fell in a couple of times for not seeing that it was there. it wouldn't do to have a toddler fall in. We might be sued.
Samniss Arandeen Nov 28, 2012 @ 3:43pm 
Please disregard last comment. It's that weird "double fling". Kept undershooting and landing on the ledge. I solved it and I'm reasonably confident I could do it again if I had to.

Also, I'm not a young grasshopper, I've been playing this game since release.
RAINGOD  [author] Nov 28, 2012 @ 3:17pm 
@Samniss, There is much to learn young grasshopper. ;-)
Samniss Arandeen Nov 28, 2012 @ 12:43pm 
On the one hand, it looks like a fairly challenging test, and it is one. I actually quite like this chamber. On the other, I've never been able to solve it without the aid of noclip. How in Hell am I supposed to get up to that top area where the exit and the button are? I've tried flinging, but it's just too high to get up and use the portal surface up there...
Vee Nov 27, 2012 @ 8:01pm 
very good job! amazing test :)
RAINGOD  [author] Nov 27, 2012 @ 5:23pm 
Cave Johnson graciously provided the description for this week's test chamber. And by the way, thanks for all the comments and feedback! I offer no hints. This test chamber is either a piece of cake or utterly impossible, depending on your experience level. Mahalo!!!
Krusty Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:07am 
Well done, i'm Ok with you about the beginning ! you want to try mine ?
chubgamer442 Nov 26, 2012 @ 3:21pm 
I will admit, it took me a while to figure this out. but its a good one, well done.
sLithery Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:02pm 
You should make it harder, that Chamber took me ~5mins.
bernardnoir Nov 25, 2012 @ 8:00pm 
Really nice. Very quick play, but I enjoyed the hell out of this map.
Yavie Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:40pm 
Almost gave up a few times, loved it!!
Connishface Nov 25, 2012 @ 8:04am 
Well, this one is by far the best chamber I've played, sweet work!
Fourkillah Nov 25, 2012 @ 7:25am 
Gr8
bag of suck Nov 25, 2012 @ 7:20am 
This one has me stumped, love it.
Pluisje Nov 25, 2012 @ 7:13am 
Good begin, no complaints about that.
sembiox Nov 25, 2012 @ 6:45am 
No complaints here. Very good.
Tokebluf ½ Nov 25, 2012 @ 6:27am 
Im running around for 15 minutes, and still didn't figure it out. Nice played.
Jade BGE Nov 24, 2012 @ 3:01pm 
Well how cool was that? Very cool. Nicely thought out and executed. Thanks for your work.