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Cheeseness Aug 15, 2014 @ 12:48pm
Portal 2 Mapping Challenge (15th - 31st August)
For the last half of August, we encouraged Linux gamers to participate in a Portal 2 mapping challenge by creating custom levels primarily using the in-game map editor.

The challenge ran for two weeks, starting on the 15th with our Portal 2 mapping event and concluding at midnight on the 31st (UTC).

We ran four polls to allow the community to vote on their favourite puzzles and favourite experiences from both co-op and single player maps. The community favourites were:

Favourite Puzzle (Single Player)
A tie between bobsayshilol's "Brain melter" and Leo Verto's "Hidden"

Favourite Experience (Single Player)
bobsayshilol's "Brain melter", followed by Corben's "[Mongo] Testchamber 01"

Favourite Puzzle (Co-op)
Cheeseness' "Amazing v2" followed by Nemoder's "Two 4 Three Steps"

Favourite Experience (Co-op)
A tie between HER0 01's "Adventure Together!" and Cheeseness' "Amazing v2"

Full poll results can be found here[steamlug.org]. Congratulations to everybody who took the time to make something!


HER0 01 has put together a Steam Workshop Collection of maps that people have submitted to this thread which follow the guidelines below.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=301747993

Here are some videos that people within the community have grabbed of playthroughs and map making stuff (beware of spoilers!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_1v993V-Dw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwM24LZBXY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynq_asNdGwc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4ZN-ZFnYx0

Thanks to everybody who participated!

Guidelines for participants:
  • This is a challenge rather than a competition - there are no winners, just people having fun!
  • Post your published maps in this thread
  • We're going to break the community voting up into the following categories for single and co-op, so be sure to mention one or more when posting (if you don't pick one, we'll pick one for you): favourite puzzle, favourite experience
  • Feel free to make multiple maps across the two week period.
  • Feel free to make whatever you like, but only vanilla Portal 2 maps (BEEMOD maps are fine) published during the challenge will be included in community voting (if you have something that you've previously made, consider sharing it in our map sharing thread)
Last edited by Cheeseness; Sep 8, 2014 @ 12:48am
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Cheeseness Aug 15, 2014 @ 3:04pm 
Here's a look at what I'm working on (based on an earlier idea that I had, but I've started from scratch) ^_^

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=301000911
Nemoder Aug 15, 2014 @ 5:26pm 
Here's the map I've been working on, thanks to cheese and rake for testing and streaming it, good stuff!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=300996040
Cheeseness Aug 15, 2014 @ 5:27pm 
Nice work! :D
HER0 01 Aug 15, 2014 @ 10:56pm 
Last edited by HER0 01; Aug 15, 2014 @ 10:56pm
Szkodnix Aug 16, 2014 @ 3:43am 
robertoszek Aug 17, 2014 @ 2:15am 
If you feel like the in-game editor is too basic for your map creating needs, here's a mod[portal2backstock.com] that adds new items to the Palette such as:

  • Orange AutoPortal
  • High Energy Pellets (HEPs)
  • Crushers
  • Pneumatic Diversity Vents
  • Triggers Blocks
  • Logic Gates
  • Panel Drawbridge
  • Doors
  • Warm Lights

Link to the raw files.[dl.dropbox.com]

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=301674771

Getting it running on Linux is rather simple, you just need to change to lowercase the following files:
  • portal 2/portal2_dlc2/models/EriksZeug/Gameplay/
  • portal 2/portal2_dlc2/models/EriksZeug/Gameplay/Bumbleball.dx90.vtx
  • portal 2/portal2_dlc2/models/EriksZeug/Gameplay/Bumbleball.phy
  • portal 2/portal2_dlc2/models/EriksZeug/Gameplay/Sprungkubus.dx90.vtx
  • portal 2/portal2_dlc2/models/EriksZeug/Gameplay/Sprungkubus.phy
  • portal 2/portal2_dlc2/materials/EriksZeug
  • portal 2/portal2_dlc2/materials/EriksZeug/Modelle
  • portal 2/portal2_dlc2/materials/EriksZeug/Modelle/Bumbleball
Cheeseness Aug 17, 2014 @ 2:18am 
Awesome work, Robertoszek!

Mevious recommended BEEMOD[portal2backstock.com] during our mapping event on the weekend. It's great to have instructions on how to get it running on Linux :D
Szkodnix Aug 17, 2014 @ 2:37am 
Originally posted by robertoszek:
If you feel like the in-game editor is too basic for your map creating needs, here's a mod[portal2backstock.com] that adds new items to the Palette
Uuum... it is not too basic :)
Cheeseness Aug 17, 2014 @ 2:40am 
The in-game editor definitely lacks a number of features and doesn't have the flexibility of Valve's Hammer editor (which sadly isn't available on Linux). The BEEMOD project exposes more trigger types and game mechanics from Portal 2 that aren't available in the editor by default - a welcome addition for people who'd like to try out more stuff!
Last edited by Cheeseness; Aug 17, 2014 @ 2:42am
HER0 01 Aug 17, 2014 @ 8:06am 
I'll be maintaining this workshop collection of all the maps in this thread.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=301747993

I will also be posting video playthroughs of the maps on this youtube playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPUjBT4_-bsPvC7bWrmDsQqigSa_Hw45q
DO NOT WATCH if you haven't played the maps. Spoilers!


I repackaged BEEMOD for Linux and put it on my dropbox:
{LINK REMOVED}
Just extract that to ~/.steam/steam/SteamApps/common
The file naming should be fixed in the official version soon...maybe.
Last edited by HER0 01; Aug 17, 2014 @ 8:42pm
Szkodnix Aug 17, 2014 @ 3:04pm 
Great work Hero01 I must say :)

Thanks to your video I noticed some solving method, that wasn't on my mind.
Already updated my map.
Last edited by Szkodnix; Aug 17, 2014 @ 4:04pm
Nemoder Aug 19, 2014 @ 3:57am 
Originally posted by Szkodnix:
Here's my entry to the competition :)
HF

I did a quick video of your map, it's a bit of a cheat but it did take me a few tries:
http://www.hitbox.tv/video/222945

I hope to see more co-op maps, they would make for some fun recordings!
Szkodnix Aug 19, 2014 @ 7:50am 
Originally posted by Nemoder:
Originally posted by Szkodnix:
Here's my entry to the competition :)
HF

I did a quick video of your map, it's a bit of a cheat but it did take me a few tries:
http://www.hitbox.tv/video/222945

I hope to see more co-op maps, they would make for some fun recordings!
Oh come on! :D Really? :D
You're really good :) hahaha

However that is not how it is supposed to be solved. I'll fix that.
Thanks :)

EDIT: OK, fixed :D sorry, solve it as it should be solved :D
Last edited by Szkodnix; Aug 19, 2014 @ 8:04am
Nemoder Aug 23, 2014 @ 5:12am 
Originally posted by Szkodnix:
EDIT: OK, fixed :D sorry, solve it as it should be solved :D

Like this?
http://www.hitbox.tv/video/229369
:o
Corben Aug 23, 2014 @ 7:27am 
For those wondering about puzzlemakers (the portal 2 custom map editor) folders:
  • steamapps/common/Portal 2/portal2/puzzles/<your_steam_id>
    Here are the source files located. Together with a jpg-image, showing the view, when you saved your map
  • steamapps/common/Portal 2/portal2/maps/puzzlemaker/<your_steam_id>
    Here are the compiled and playable maps located, saved as .bsp-files
Last edited by Corben; Aug 23, 2014 @ 8:00am
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