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Learn how to optimize your levels using areaportals.

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First we learn what areaportals are and tie an areaportal to a door. Then we look at the most common problem with areaportals and how to solve it.

After that we learn how to use areaportals with something other than a door; a breakable wall.


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pfannkuchen_gesicht
pfannkuchen_gesicht

awesome, thanks!

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

That's one of the last things I needed as a tutorial for making my work look really professional, thanks!

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freredarme
freredarme

Nice tutorial, nice for beginner !

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

I'm glad you guys like it!

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fliros
fliros

wierd I can't watch this video, I tried also on youtube, and on your youtube channel but it can't load the video..?

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Don't know what's going on there, try again later I guess? :)

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ealing0730
ealing0730

awesome video, i want to add you in youtube, hehe

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Thanks! :)

*Added*

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Seaal
Seaal

Can you add a tutorial for teleporting?

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Technodude010
Technodude010

That's a piece of cake actually: You make a brush, press CTRL-T and set it to trigger_teleport, then you make an entity named info_teleport_destination. In properties name the info_teleport_destination to whatever you want (example: teleport to) and in the properties of the trigger_teleport you put that name (which i exampled as teleport to) in the space marked "Remote Destination". There are many advancements like countdown so if you want to know that you should request a tutorial.

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