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So, I am out of ideas. I am seeking your help to design the next test chamber for Mount Aperture.

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IS OVER.

Requirements:

Your file (or files) should be uploaded to a quality file storage site (i.e. Dropbox) and should be in an easy image format (PNG, GIF, JPG, or PSD [or BSP/VMF if you make the map]) under 1000x1000 pixels. Drawings must be isometric, and you may include multiple views of the same chamber. Post a comment with a link to your image(s) under this post.

Test Chamber Elements Allowed:

Anything from Portal 1 or 2, excluding Thermal Discouragement Beams, Gels and Excursion Funnels.
Pneumatic Diversity Vent
Dual Portal Gun

Test Chamber Elements Not Allowed:

Companion Turret
Help Core
Single Portal Gun
Automatic Portal Creation Devices

Prizes:

1st Place: Your design will definitely appear in the mod, and you will be provided with an advance copy of the mod.
2nd Place: Your design will most likely appear in the mod, and you will be provided with an advance copy of the mod ~2 days after the first place winner receives it.
3rd Place: Your design will probably appear in the mod, and you will be provided with an advance copy of the mod ~2 days after the second place winner receives it.
All Participants: You will have helped the mod progress further and for that, humanity is grateful.

Standings:

1st Place: TestsubjectTigger
2nd Place: Nobody
3rd Place: Nobody
Participants: Nobody else.

Wow.

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kaipol
kaipol - - 220 comments

Sounds Interesting... We have to draw it, Right? we can't take screenshots?

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

Um... I suppose you could screenshot if you made the actual map.

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kaipol
kaipol - - 220 comments

OK good, because I really stink at drawing.

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kaipol
kaipol - - 220 comments

How long do we have to make it?

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

I haven't decided. Probably until the end of November.

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TestsubjectTigger
TestsubjectTigger - - 50 comments

What is "isometric"?

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

Hmm, like, kind of at an angle so you can see a lot of the chamber from just one angle instead of having a whole bunch of views from just the walls.

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TestsubjectTigger
TestsubjectTigger - - 50 comments

Do we need to say if a surface can have portals?

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

Well, just make the metal (no portal) areas black and the concrete (yes portal) areas white, like they are in the game.

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kaipol
kaipol - - 220 comments

Can we possibly use Thinkwithportals.com when it comes out??

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

Yes, that would be extremely ideal for submitting one, but it'll be too late by then.

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kaipol
kaipol - - 220 comments

True. I'm gonna use this for my mod though... when it comes out...

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

Sounds neat, but you know that it's Portal 2 only right?

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TestsubjectTigger
TestsubjectTigger - - 50 comments

Is there a final deadline for this?

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

Well... It would have been November 30, but nobody actually turned anything in... So have it in by January 10, 2012.

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TestsubjectTigger
TestsubjectTigger - - 50 comments

I'm almost done with it, just wait for a while more!

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TestsubjectTigger
TestsubjectTigger - - 50 comments

Dropbox.com
There are three drawings inside the folder.
If there is a problem with the link, tell me.
Every room is linked, but if you need, you could change, split, or add more things to the chamber to your liking.
Happy New Year!

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

Ah just now saw that. I'll look.

EDIT: Oh, you linked to your dropbox as if I were to be logged into yours. Hmmm... OK, right click on the folder with your entry in it and click "Get shareable link" or "Copy public link." Give me that link instead.

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TestsubjectTigger
TestsubjectTigger - - 50 comments

Dl.dropbox.com
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Dl.dropbox.com

The first drawing just has turrets and a vent. Not much, but vents can only remove turrets. The Portal 2 E3 video on vents was a guide.

The second drawing has turrets and lasers with laser cubes. Both portals and the laser cube are needed to solve the room. The vent at the end is to be used in the next room. E3 videos and fan made "Portal 2" maps were
guides.

The final drawing still has turrets, lasers and laser cube. Half of the room is portal-ble while the other is not. Not sure if the vent from earlier is really needed.

Once again, feel free change, split, or add more things to the chamber to your liking.

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

Hmm, yes, I was planning on introducing vents in this chamber, so that's really useful. However I can't use lasers, I can't figure them out. Ah, I forgot to put them up in the contest post in stuff you can't use... Oh well, the contest's over now, and you win! And nobody else gets anything.

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TestsubjectTigger
TestsubjectTigger - - 50 comments

About the Thermal Discouragement Beam; in the days before Portal 2's release, a good number of maps which had Thermal Discouragement Beams were made, so maybe you could take a look at them?

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

The way they changed a lot of stuff in Portal 2 is they made hardcoded entities for doors, boxes, etc. instead of just generic prop entities with special inputs and outputs associated with them, which is the way they did things in Portal. They did the same thing basically with lasers, except the hardcoded entity came first (to the mapper), and the generic + I/O way came after. The generic + I/O way involves a lot of complicated stuff (on the mapper's end) that I don't understand. (and I really don't feel like figuring out [but will if I have to])

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InStars
InStars - - 670 comments

Where can we get this amazing winner map? :D

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Myo-kun Author
Myo-kun - - 232 comments

In the finished mod. When it becomes finished.

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