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3 comments by Rorius on Feb 12th, 2014

So here's the deal. Two weeks ago I completed the last of the test chambers. I then decided to go through and fix up all the style (just visual) stuff that I didn't already fix up, that meant I went through every single test chamber and updated the platforms and signs etc.

Things I did in the final sweep that I hope people are glad I've done: (Although I could totally understand it if you just expected them)
- All old pistons (holding up platforms) have been replaced either with the portal 2 equivalent pistons or
with moving panels as seen frequently throughout portal 2.
- Made custom test chamber signs that include all the puzzle elements in the mod including anti-gravity.
- Fixed elevators being down their shafts if the map is loaded directly into. (I can't believe I didn't fix
that before...)
- Added auto-saves all over the place.

Now I have been working on the first escape sequence map. Unfortunately for me, I have grand plans for it and my attempts at making something... 'grand'... haven't been going all that well. I've spent 3 days trying to make a scene that'll last about 20 seconds in game...

The state of the escape maps was one of my greatest shames with the original. It was functional but not interesting or 'authentic' at all in my opinion (hindsight). I'll try my best to do you guys right by this version.

Given time...

Oooh PS: as far as I have read, Portal 2 has trouble with custom scene files. Not to worry, I have seen how to force subtitles in game without custom scenes. Let There Be Subtitles!

PPS: Not that the dialogue is written yet. The quality of the written script and voice actors (that includes my voice acting) ability was my other greatest shame. I will once again try my best to make believable, interesting, good quality dialogue.

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DQAdski98 Jul 15 2013, 11:59am says:

When I launch the game, an error message comes up saying something along the lines of "File missing : startup_loading.vtf" Any ideas on how to fix it?

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Rorius Creator
Rorius Jul 16 2013, 11:25am replied:

That sounds like you didnt copy over the entire steampipe patch, that error was occuring beacuse of intro menu map name clashes with Portal caused by the new SteamPipe system.

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DigiDuncan Aug 23 2013, 1:15pm replied:

I'm having trouble understandthis. What is the Steampipe Patch, and where do I get it?
I really want to play this mod.

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Rorius Creator
Rorius Aug 25 2013, 6:30am replied:

The steampipe patch updates the mod to work with the new steam game distrubution, its under the downloads section where mod and patch downloads are (under moddb, if you used Desura to get the mod you still need to go to moddb to get it)

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DQAdski98 Jul 17 2013, 1:50pm replied:

Where do I get the Steampipe patch, or whatever it's called? I just downloaded the thingy and installed it..

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DQAdski98 Jul 17 2013, 2:03pm replied:

Oh, wait, never mind! Found it :D Too bone-idle to look up... Anyways, thanks for making this mod, I look forward to enjoying it

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Rorius Creator
Rorius Jul 3 2013, 12:46am says:

After actually updating portal to steampipe and trialing some things I've found that the error people are getting (72/brush_clock_milliseconds_cell - func_brush: UTIL_setmodel: not precached: *11 ) has something to do with the background map used in the main menu, for now, copying the portal 1 background map into the mod map folder fixes this but I will try to release an update to fix this properly.

Stay tuned

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TheMiningWizard Jun 30 2013, 9:01pm says:

I dont know if I should get Portal for the PC. Ive played it on the Xbox, but now Im questioning whether I want to
buy it again for the PC just for the mods, or if its not worht it.

Any suggestions?

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xjonx Aug 2 2014, 11:26am replied:

minecraftircmod, don't forget about the console, you can do nifty stuff with that such as spawn npcs, give yourself gun, shoot portal anywhere such a black walls, etc..

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minecraftircmod Jul 14 2013, 3:50am replied:

it also has easier/better controls, quicksaving(F6 by default) and quickloading(F9 by default, i use F7 which is the default for goldsource and for portal 2), i have it both on the xbox and on the PC, i recommend to use the xbox version more for the advanced chamber challenges and for the still alive maps(the still alive maps are only for the still alive xbox live arcade version of portal) and the PC version for other things

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minecraftircmod Jul 14 2013, 3:52am replied:

for what?

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Guest Jun 18 2013, 7:23pm says:

I kind of want to play this game, but I have a mac, not windows...any suggestions on how to fix that? If so, please contact me at BlackApertureImages at
SInce I don't have an account here I can't use the AT sign.

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devek1 Jun 4 2013, 11:44am says:

i'm the guy who asked "d10sfan" to ask you about updating for steampipe, the fix is just changing the gameinfo file for most mods, i had asked him for an edited gameinfo for this mod, and he gave me one here:
however he only has linux and couldn't test it, and i got an engine error while the menu was loading, the error was:
72/brush_clock_milliseconds_cell - func_brush: UTIL_setmodel: not precached: *11

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Portal unity starts of quite interesting and introducest many new puzzle elements. The maps are challenging, while mostly remaining fair. However, after a good start the mod steadily becomes increasingly dull. The mod concludes with a very boring bossfight and a totally unrewarding end.

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