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Amitai Nov 16, 2014 @ 5:40pm
Is Portal: Prelude still a thing?
From what I've heard, Portal: Prelude sounds like a great game, and I was really looking forward to playing it.
It seems awfully outdated, though, and I couldn't get it to work.
When I tried the installer, and it would just give me "This file contains invalid data." and wouldn't run. I tried everything, and eventually I was so hopeless I tried drag and dropping the Mac installation files, which obviously didn't work (I got "Engine Error: Could not load library client." when trying to run the game).
Is there any way to actually play this game anymore, or is it dead?
Can anyone help?
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portalsoup Dec 7, 2014 @ 2:35pm 
I had the exact same problem, finally I just gave up. I don't think they care anymore. :(
I recall the mod requiring Source sdk base 2007 and / or portal 1.
Both needs to be launched at least once.

However portal 1 was moved to vpk system from gcf, and the mod uses gfc.
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Tea Lizard Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:39pm 
I've been trying to play it in Linux for a few days now. There's a modified gameinfo.txt that makes it workwith the vpk format, but I think my Linux install is causing trouble.

But Portal: Prelude is definitely abandoned.
Amitai Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:07am 
Well? Does anyone have any good ideas?
Sean Lawn Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:25pm 
I think there was a hotfix for it a while back, small patch will obtain details.
Sean Lawn Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:32pm 

just ran it and although the title screens are bugged the actual game runs as norm once they are done.
Sean Lawn Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:39pm 
P.s hope that helps and if not did you see Rexaura ?? its on steam free dload merry xmas ;]]
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Date Posted: Nov 16, 2014 @ 5:40pm
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