2 1/2 of the makers of the L4D(2) mod Dead Before Dawn went solo and created THE CORE.

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THE CORE custom campaign for portal 2 release news.

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Finally! After a week of fiddling with the engine and figuring out how I could release this campaign after the DLC update for portal 2 I have good news! After intenstive testing the last 2 days with playtesters and experts that were willing to lend their hands/brain for the sake of this campaign, i have a stable release for the public.

Now let's remind you of what this campaign is.

THE CORE is a custom campaign for Portal 2 with a new testing approach called "fake coop". You will always be required to manipulate a cube ore a sphere trough the levels in order to complete them.


In addition to 6 maps with new puzzles, the campaign contains additional GLaDOS lines as well as new music, madia and lines for the companion sphere you'll be working with, so without further adue you can:

OR:


You can find detailed install information in either link. I hope you'll find it fun to play and await your positive feedback or comments about what can be improved!

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De.Facto
De.Facto

oh, damnit. This reminds me to finish Portal 2 at first.
After finishing I will give this a try. (;

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-=[Colorado]=-
-=[Colorado]=-

How can you not finish Portal 2 yet?!

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morgoth780
morgoth780

well I, for one, only bought it when it was on sale for $15 a few weeks ago

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PhyOS
PhyOS

"A few weeks ago" I finished the game twice in one day (the day of release).

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Darkjolly
Darkjolly

Excuse him if he wanted to enjoy and apreciate the game slowly and not rush it.

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claytonian
claytonian

Portal 2 wasn't even that great. It was okay, but I was way more excited for it than I should have been. (You can downvote me, but you know it's true.)

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XX3
XX3

Oh wow! A custom campaign. I can't wait to give it a try!
Nice Work!

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Cyberpresident_CORE
Cyberpresident_CORE

Just finished it , i pretty liked it.
Only the fact thou that you forgot to put in some places the light models in the hallway , resulting in a strange hole in the wall.

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CosmicD Author
CosmicD

oops, would there be a model missing in the repository ? If you could show a screenshot I can check what it's about. if it's the lightstrips on some walls those are designed that way to be after a panel of glass.

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Cyberpresident_CORE
Cyberpresident_CORE

Sent it to your PM box trough ModDB.
I also threw in a few ways what could cause the problem and some easy for mind ways to fix it.

I know you know how to deal with it but i just wanted to skip the hard part for you.

If you would want me to provide more improvement ideas i could try lookin in the backstage to see if i have anything left.

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Norwaydude
Norwaydude

Looks good. Testing it now :D

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Chinaski
Chinaski

It's FIENDISH, man! I love it, great work.

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EaglesNestOne
EaglesNestOne

Just played finished it. It's a great SP mod. I ran into a few minor bugs:
1. You can get into the room with the laser emitter in (I think) the second to last level. The model for the window seems to disappear when doing so, as well as a few other parts of the walls.
2. On the final level, you can take the core off of the exit door override and place it on another button before going into the exit room. If you do this, you become stuck (because the exit is shut). There's also a save point in that room so the only way to fix it is to do the chamber all over again.

Other than that, I enjoyed the gameplay. The first chamber was really tricky to figure out and that level of difficulty didn't drop. The mod adds another layer of confusion atop of what was already there with portal. I would've liked to see more gravity-defying rooms like in the floor of the first chamber - they are mind bending.

Overall: 8/10. It's pretty well polished and is a good challenge to those who think with portals.

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CosmicD Author
CosmicD

I'll just do a "hatch override" button up there and forgot the sphere so the door will temporarily open, it's easy to fix but kinda forgot about that situation.

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CosmicD Author
CosmicD

oh about the laser room well... I guess I'll just texture the stuff that's behind there, I did it for optimization sake but well yeah nothing prevents the player from getting in there, it was low priority for me from a design standpoint because it's more a controlroom kind of thing.

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klemen1702
klemen1702

how do you start the map?

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themoodude
themoodude

Dude this mod is awesome! Not unsolvable and frustrating, but not too easy. I'd say it's at least a 9. You've enlisted some great voice acting- you can't have enough glados! The use of spheres is great- their roll-ability adds for that little extra bit of complexity; you can't just put it down! Chamber 6 is brilliant- imaginative use of smash-able glass is great!

It feels very well made; just too short.

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CosmicD Author
CosmicD

GLaD you liked it :) and well the shortness is at least a bit remedied i hope with the 1.1 patch that's coming :)

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amkdude
amkdude

how do you start it i dl it and when i start it i does the valve intro gets to a screen that says the core and portal 2 under it then it just closes instantly

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CosmicD Author
CosmicD

It's strange that you should have that, could you maybe remove the video.txt from the cfg folder (in the mod, not in the portal 2 dir). Or maybe check your integrity of the installation of portal 2 itsemf.

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MortalMaxx
MortalMaxx

These puzzles are great, but why doesn't the game save your progress?
I can't remember which map I'm on.

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CosmicD Author
CosmicD

it does, but I tried to unhide the single player menu for save/load within the main menu but nothing will load. I'm not sure what causes this yet so I'd rather let the user play all chapters.

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Cybermaxke
Cybermaxke

Costum background?
Maybe someting like this Youtube.com ?

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0ddz
0ddz

Could've sworn this was a GS mod.

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