The Arctic Surface (v1.3)
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Le Petit Mort Nov 25, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
Pros:
• Cute environmental details;

Cons:
• That stationary rock at the end can kill you if you get wedged between it and the rail. Really.
Portλl Nerd  [author] Oct 13, 2013 @ 3:57pm 
Thank you to everyone who has played my map and/or has given me feedback. My next chamber to be published will be the Living Chamber 2 on Monday the 13th.
Portλl Nerd  [author] Sep 30, 2013 @ 4:50pm 
Hello, I am taking requests for the next map I make. Please post what map I should make in the discussion below.
http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/discussion/180563577/846965882768515699/
piotr_mil Sep 26, 2013 @ 8:09am 
Cool map, though it has some trxture problems.
Mr. Crowley Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:30pm 
Yaa... the map still has some bugs. For me, I couldn't see some of the custom textures ( probobly snow and ice) in the room as well, the water and some other outside textures. Though skybox was working.
The roof problem is still there, you should put some invisible walls some that the players couldn't jump on the roof or atleast on fences. Oh, and jumping on the falled beam killed me somehow...

The map was easy, I solved it by accident, kinda... There weren't any music or it was glitched.

This map had problems, bugs and glitches. My game even crashed when I firstly launched it. But for first hammer map you can't expect for a master piece. The map would be good if it weren't for the glitches.
Good luck.
Portλl Nerd  [author] Sep 3, 2013 @ 7:29am 
The map has BEEN UPDATED. Skybox is fixed sorry it took so long.
Portλl Nerd  [author] Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:57am 
if you go to your steam library under the tools section, it is called portal 2 authoring tools beta
DJ PON3 Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:56am 
how do i get hammer
Portλl Nerd  [author] Aug 23, 2013 @ 2:05pm 
hammer is the official source engine level editor. It allows you to make anything compared to the PTI editor. If you would like to learn how to use hammer there are links in my hammer guide to good tutorials
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=156948537
DJ PON3 Aug 23, 2013 @ 1:48pm 
what is hammer
Prototype Aug 2, 2013 @ 2:49am 
I didn't get the sky texture in the screenshot, I got the leak effect. The puzzle was fairly basic. Also the first time I tried, the panel on the stairs killed me when the stairs moved and it was flung across the room.
ƦɅƉ∑LIƬE Jun 12, 2013 @ 7:48pm 
I cant get skyboxes to work
tigrenoire2179 May 13, 2013 @ 5:27pm 
Good map, but at first change the texture outside of the dome with something like grey sky for matching the snow time.
Easy map after finding the way to pass the turret, i even not destroyed the turret for reaching the end ^^
A bit short (why ladder if its not usefull ? ^^) maybe ure planning to make one Artic Surface 2 ?
quatrus Mar 27, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
Got map leaking when you look up in both rooms. good work with hammer starting to look good. Mechanics in the map was OK - dropping the cube on the turret took a few tries to get just right - could get frustrating...
daloboy Mar 26, 2013 @ 9:46pm 
Enjoyed it! Many usage for that first cube! And poor Cave looked a little tired!
Please test one of mine and comment! Thanks.
Jade BGE Mar 1, 2013 @ 7:00pm 
Nice job. A bit trippy on the textures outside the actual map but what's to be done about that? I assume it's an editor problem. The actual map was good. Thanks
(ƦAWƦaRFS) Catches07 Feb 1, 2013 @ 11:00pm 
Nice!:D
Koala Station Jan 30, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
Sometimes using the invisible texture works better than the nodraw, because nodraw can cause semi-leaks.
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 30, 2013 @ 1:21pm 
ohh... that's not a void, that's just a nodraw texture
Ned Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:05am 
I didn't turn off the clipping, but from the inside of the map I could see void space. It was on the roof...
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 29, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
yes, but what leak? unless he turned off clipping he couldn't get outside of the map
Koala Station Jan 29, 2013 @ 2:24pm 
Leak. The outside of the map is called the "void".
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:17pm 
void space...?
Ned Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:01am 
I can see the void space through the top of the map. Just so you know :)
Koala Station Jan 27, 2013 @ 7:44am 
Nice new name for the map.
tocguy Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:42pm 
Yes, seemed at little anti-player.
catsit51 Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:04pm 
But what was your Easter egg? the CJ picture through the time?
catsit51 Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
haha, like that end. And nice level btw
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 24, 2013 @ 2:16pm 
oh, I understand there is an easier way to get across but I will add that for you
Koala Station Jan 24, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
So you want the funnel to turn off the moment that the cube is above the turret's head. By "breaking the funnel" we mean turning off the funnel or placing it somewhere else.
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 24, 2013 @ 12:04pm 
what do you mean by "break the funnel"?
Koala Station Jan 23, 2013 @ 8:52pm 
Oh, and if you ever fell into the acid you would fall through the testing sphere.
Koala Station Jan 23, 2013 @ 8:51pm 
I liked this map a lot, you certainly are getting better at using Hammer, Tom.
Only problems I had were that the debris was covering some of the faith plate, which seemed a bit odd, and that there should be, like dendy crew said, another Portal surface you could use to break the funnel.
Koala Station Jan 23, 2013 @ 8:48pm 
Originally Posted by dendy crew:
It would be helpful if there was a surface i could place a portal on at the start to break the funnel so i don't have to kill myself to give the timing element another attempt.

I just shot a Portal in the observation room, which I suppose I could have used to cheat.
dendy crew Jan 23, 2013 @ 10:57am 
It would be helpful if there was a surface i could place a portal on at the start to break the funnel so i don't have to kill myself to give the timing element another attempt.
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 20, 2013 @ 3:08pm 
It took me 2 hours last night playing with the files to get them to work properly
Offensive Gay Joke Jan 20, 2013 @ 2:29pm 
I know. I've had trouble with that usinng the realsky1
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 20, 2013 @ 2:28pm 
the skybox is from hl2, however if you just import the files it will NOT work. You need to edit the vmts after that to make it
Offensive Gay Joke Jan 20, 2013 @ 2:22pm 
Well the ending makes no sense whatsoever, puzzle was a tad esay, and I wouldn't call the easter egg "hidden". And I dont know why an enrichment sphere would be so close to the surface, but I guess that was just a chance to show off that beautiful skybox. Where can I get it?
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 20, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
no, in hammer from scratch
Offensive Gay Joke Jan 20, 2013 @ 2:08pm 
Editted stylechanger mod map?
Stimich Jan 20, 2013 @ 8:08am 
I know, but you are still able to open it.
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 20, 2013 @ 8:04am 
but there isn't a handle on that side ao you can not open it
Stimich Jan 20, 2013 @ 8:03am 
I ment the elevator. You can just open the door to the observation room and get to the elevator instead of doing the chamber.
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 20, 2013 @ 7:54am 
but the exit is closed though
Stimich Jan 20, 2013 @ 7:53am 
Two more things: You can get stuck in the falling poles and you can do this chamber with 2 portals.

Shoot one in the observation room and one at the wall behind the faith plate, then use the faithplate to get up to that portal, then you can just walk to the exit.
Stimich Jan 20, 2013 @ 7:15am 
You can still hit the trigger. Also you can simply jump in the trigger as soon as the start elevator stops.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItQvFnz9qlo&feature=youtu.be
Portλl Nerd  [author] Jan 20, 2013 @ 7:12am 
Really? I updated the other things. I will look at that too. Thanks for your help finding all these problems
Stimich Jan 20, 2013 @ 7:10am 
Sorry for spamming a lot, but you can also get ontop of the map by getting the cube through your easter egg place and place ut so that the poles that falls lands over it, from there you can get the cube ontop of one of the poles and get on top of the map.
Stimich Jan 20, 2013 @ 6:58am 
You can also swim through the trigger_hurt in the water and get stuck at the bottom.