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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.

Posted by Draffin on Jan 19th, 2011

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 Jan 19 2011 says:


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Klammy Jan 19 2011 replied:


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newnowmusic Jan 19 2011 says:

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

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jan 19 2011 replied:

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

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mxtomek Jan 19 2011 says:

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] Jan 19 2011 says:

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 Jan 19 2011 says:

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 Jan 19 2011 replied:

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 Jan 19 2011 replied:

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 Feb 15 2012 replied:

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 Jan 19 2011 says:

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

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Stevoisiak Jan 19 2011 says:

How could you NOT include breaking boundaries?

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Colossal Jan 19 2011 replied:

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

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TrashCan-Man23 Jan 19 2011 says:

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! Jan 19 2011 replied:

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

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GoodGuyA Jan 19 2011 says:

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 Jan 19 2011 replied:

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

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Colossal Jan 20 2011 replied:

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 Jan 20 2011 replied:

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 Jan 20 2011 replied:

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 Jan 28 2011 replied:

###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.)

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


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qaz987 Feb 13 2011 replied:

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 Jan 20 2011 replied:

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 Jan 22 2011 says:


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Mariofan1701 Mar 16 2011 says:

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!) )


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