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Yearning for some more Portal action and can’t wait for Portal 2? We’ve just added support for Portal on Desura and have taken the opportunity to hand pick our 6 favorite mods for you to puzzle through.

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With Portal 2 coming soon and looking great, you may be craving some classic Portal action to pass the time. Have no fear, because Desura is here. We have picked 6 of the best Portal mods and made them all super easy to install and explore using Desura.

So if you have Portal already installed we definitely recommend you try your hand at these:


Have fun Portaling!

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az9693
az9693

哈哈

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Klammy
Klammy

Word.

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newnowmusic
newnowmusic

Wish Awakening had been released, would have put money on them being here if it was finished.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Another promising upcoming mod is Chell's Legend. We shall add them as they are released

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mxtomek
mxtomek

played before Prelude - is great mod but i could finish one of the maps (i guess one in the middle)

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Makes me want to create a new portal mod now. Havn't got the time to create a new game so i may have a play and make a portal mod instead.

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42

Ugh desura PLEASE find some way to combine forces with steam (you don't have to become conglomerated by them just... feature your service on theirs and vice versa) I really love the mod support but there's no way I'm gonna buy anything on there =( cause I really like keeping all my games in one place. That's kindof the main point that I use steam in the first place

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madcat1030
madcat1030

You don't need to re-buy Portal via Desura. In fact, you can't. It sees your Steam Portal and works off of it. If I choose to play a mod via Desura, the steam "Launching Portal..." box still comes up.

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Cameron:D
Cameron:D

Desura simply installs the mods (well, Source mods) to your Steam sourcemods folder. They will also show up on your Steam list of games after you restart too.

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MuzzaHukka
MuzzaHukka

Steam freezes your computer up when you run it with either an IM program, or an antivirus. It also uses up a lot of bandwith. Portal is a single player game so you can install it to your PC, then apply a Non-Steam patch which is full legal as long as you own the game. Desura on the other hand, works flawless.

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TiLeNpWneD
TiLeNpWneD

Portal Prelude is actually a great mod. Have to try the others as well.

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Stevoisiak
Stevoisiak

How could you NOT include breaking boundaries?
Youtube.com

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Colossal
Colossal

That's not a mod. That's a map.

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23

Why did you not include Moddb page Links to them, why did they all have to be DESURA links?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

you can just replace the desura.com part with moddb.com as the links are identical.

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GoodGuyA
GoodGuyA

I HATE Portal: Prelude. Not only is the voice software so lazy that it distracts from gameplay, the level design is flawed up the ***. The story is inconsistent with the Portal's original vision and makes the entirety of Apeture Science seem like actually evil people instead of misguided. Not to even mention the horrid final boss sequence. I really wish to never play that mod again. It's overhyped, blinding so many with the fact that it has scripted conversations.

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jeremy22702
jeremy22702

Dude?! Thats my favorite mod, but you probly don't Portal like me. Have fun.

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Colossal
Colossal

It is poorly made. The story was off, level design was horrible. Puzzles weren't hard, just presented horribly. Not to mention they were in the worst order possible.

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

I don't quite agree with you in any of your points. The story wasn't that bad, come on; they tried to imitate what it was like to work in Apenture Science before GLaDOS: boring, and monotonus. The ending did fit the Portal story as well, except the part where the scientist drags you, I didn4t get it. Level design at some parts was really simplistic, but it worked well until the last 2 chambers which totally killed me, so I had to noclip through. Overall, it was a very decent mod IMO.
Listen to the commentary, they explain a lot of aspects of their mapping, and story line.
My biggest concern is teh voice acting, but I don't blame them, they are French...

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MiTaReX
MiTaReX

Great comment, you're right.
PS. Of course you don't blame them, they used synthesized voice as NykO18 says in commentaries x).

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qaz987
qaz987

###I THINK Portal Prelude was better Blue Portals.###
And remember Portal Prelude out in 2008 and it wasn't too easy as you said. They did in 6 mounths, but you guys did 2 years. Its was so cool. I gived Blue Portals 9.5 but portal prelude is 9.8 for me. Or maybe 10! Thats just I can't chose. Im not saying Blue Portals are bad. It was epic. But Portal Prelude was more epic. It have got more understandable story for me. At least, it was first mod I didn't finish in 1 day. :P
(If I said something wrong, please forgive me Colossal.)

#Awesome_ninja
You are right. I was skip last 2 chambers because I was like "What the f*ck should I do?" After I re-played and solved. :P

qwe987

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qaz987
qaz987

I think again and Blue Portals is better than Prelude. Im changing my scores. 9.5 for Prelude 9.7 for Blue Portals. Sorry about that... :P

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MiTaReX
MiTaReX

It is just not like other Portal mods, it has it's own charm. I like it more than others (except for Factum Solus, that is my favourite).

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lonniesox
lonniesox

YAYZ

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Mariofan1701
Mariofan1701

Im going to make a poll. (You dont have to anwser)

Which is your fav Portal map maker?

1.Ian Boswell AKA Deathkiller (Guy who made Hetzchase Nailway)

Mine: Ian Boswell.

2. Reepblue (Awesome Portal 2 map maker (IN PORTAL 1!) )

3.Other

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