Approach the light... Enter the world that is outside Aperture... Free yourself... You are [SUBJECT NAME HERE] from [SUBJECT HOME-TOWN HERE]. After volunteering to take part in the Aperture Science Hand-held Portal Device tests, you notice something strange. In your head, something tells you that boxes shouldn't be orange, portal-guns shouldn't be red and security cameras shouldn't have blue eyes. Continuing anyway, a seemingly friendly robot called GLaDOS starts to guide you through the tests... As you finish however, in a attempt to get rid of you, she tries to kill you. Not succeeding however, you escape into the bowels of the Enrichment Centre. In a final stand-off against you and GLaDOS you defeat her and get dragged off unconscious by a "Party Associate". As you fall down through a old, unused vent, you land down in an different chamber. Can you escape?

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SteamPipe. Why.

1 year ago News 0 comments

Hello there. Yes you. Look at me. Yes. Closer. Right, now. SteamPipe. All of the modders are meant to be benifiting from this 'wonderful' thing that will give us (*ahem*), and I quote:


  • Faster and smoother downloads
  • Faster game boot times and map load times
  • Easier distribution, installation, and management of mods
  • Smoother dedicated server distribution and update rollover

Now. 100% of those are lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Maybe not, I guess Valve's legal team say they can't lie, only exaggerate the truth, but none of these are actually coming through for me. Oh right, the quote. Here you go. If you are physically incapable of clicking that link, or ModDB has ruined the link again, the quote was from the 'Benefits' area of the VDC (Valve Developer Community or whatever) page on SteamPipe. Now. The third bullet point. 'Easier distribution (maybe), installation (lies) and management (ooh, betrayal) of mods.' Installation thing. No different, generally harder if it's a custom sound pack or something and not something for the 'sourcemods' folder. Now, the management. THIS IS SO DIFFICULT NOW. This is what gameinfo.txt used to look like.

game "Portal Extended"
title ""
title2 ""
type singleplayer_only
hasportals 1
FileSystem {
SteamAppId 400 // GCF for Portal
AdditionalContentId 220
ToolsAppId 211 // Tools will load this (ie: source SDK caches) to get things like materials\debug, materials\editor, etc.
SearchPaths {
Game |gameinfo_path|.
Game |all_source_engine_paths|portal
Game |all_source_engine_paths|hl2

This is what it looks like now. Oh wait. Sorry, I haven't finished over-complicating it yet.
Give me a few more lines, I'll be right with you.

Right, ok. I think I'm done. No idea. Let me check.

Yep, ok, here goes nothing... Oh wait.
I would paste it, but the formatting would be awful. So I won't.
Instead, I'll tell you the difference in the number of lines in each file.

File 1: 17 lines
File 2: 55 lines
Difference: 38 lines

That's 38 more lines than normal, and to figure that out took me a while.
Now I'm not a fan of copy-paste culture, so I typed it up line by line. This took FOREVAR considering I am the following:

  • A slow typer
  • Bad at typing above one line a minute

So, this means that was an extra 38 minutes of my life gone (on average), take away the lines I deleted.
That means I spent about one hour typing up one file. I still have the textures, materials, sounds, maps, everythings (shh, that's totally a word) to sort out. Let alone finish the mod.
I want SteamPipe to die in a hole. Now.
Merry Christmas, Valve. And you. Merry Christmas.

New Effects + Map News!

New Effects + Map News!

2 years ago News 0 comments

To make a long story short, I'm working on the maps again, we now have new portal effects, new particle effects and WE ARE NOT DEAD.

Oh dear.

Oh dear.

3 years ago News 1 comment

Remind me never EVER to make a mod for a birthday.

Beta Testers NEEDED!

Beta Testers NEEDED!

3 years ago News 0 comments

Hello ModDB! We have just released our Beta/WIP map demo.



3 years ago Effects GFX 0 comments

Place this in Steam\steamapps\[username]\portal\portal\cfg. When in game, open the developers console, and type exec trailerslowmo Now, if you press the...

*BETA*The Fall*BETA*

*BETA*The Fall*BETA*

3 years ago Demo 0 comments

[NOTE: YOU HAVE TO PLACE THE GHOSTS_I_09 FILE IN portal\portal\sound\music. IF IT DOESN'T EXIST THEN CREATE IT!] Yes, people who'd like a demo can rejoice...

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SamanthaM May 30 2013 says:

Another mod isn't yet? =/

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HLCRAZY Jun 1 2013 replied:

What do you mean?
I am nearly done with the first half of the mod.

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HLCRAZY Jan 5 2014 replied:

He lied.

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Billybobjoey May 16 2013 says:

Well, the mod's birthday is coming up...

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HLCRAZY May 22 2013 replied:

Yeah. So's the birthday this was for.
Oh wait. That was yesterday -_-
If there's any consolation, Daft Punk's new album came out two days ago. So yay for Spotify streaming.

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Tufst1.1 Jun 17 2012 says:

If you need help with 3D modeling some of my team on the Invasion Site mod could help.

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HLCRAZY Jul 11 2012 replied:

Thanks :D So...this is on ModDB, right? I'll just check your profile :D

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HLCRAZY May 4 2012 says:

Wow, thanks! We've updated the map and it now has way more stuff in the first room. (e.g. spark wire, cables, stuff like that)
It means so much that a birthday present-gone-public is being viewed. Thanks!
(P.S. crouch to see the surface :D)

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Billybobjoey May 2 2012 says:

I played the beta version of The Fall. And I really enjoy the concept. It seems like you are trying to escape from somebody/thing. You are falling from a vent and you find the Portal gun. You fall some more and find the Suit from Half-life 2 and a pistol. I liked that part but I couldn't figure out how to move on. I saw the vent and thought if I jumped on it or looked down it I would see a portal surface or something. I couldn't see it at first but then I went into Noclip and saw it. Really amazing teaser.

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HLCRAZY Apr 17 2012 says:

Have you seen the other trailer yet?
That's completely different.
Same with the map in the downloads.

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