Portal!

AndosAndos Join Date: 2003-10-17 Member: 21742Posts: 265Members
edited October 2007 in Off-Topic
I like cake!
What a catchy ending! wink-fix.gif

It was a really cool game, though I've would have hoped for harder puzzles smile-fix.gif
Haven't been through the bonus maps yet though.

The female computer-voice that follows your around is pretty hilarious at some times wink-fix.gif

*edit* I now realize that there are dozens of theese posts out by now, but the "New posts" search didn't come up with anything since yesterday. Hmmm. Broken search? (and sorry for the post)
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  • TestamentTestament Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4037Posts: 2,927Members
    Great end theme or greatest end theme?

    I might buy Orange Box just for it.
  • AlignAlign Remain Calm Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5216Posts: 8,189Forum Moderators, Constellation mod
    I am the CAKE MASTER! That last adv. level was a ###### before I figured out you could drop the camera on the rightmost turret and yourself on the others by jumping up on that arm on the left.
  • SkulkBaitSkulkBait Join Date: 2003-02-11 Member: 13423Posts: 2,543Members
    edited October 2007
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    I might buy Orange Box just for it.

    You can buy it separate from Orange Box.


    Also, I recently found out that my GeForce 4MX is only DirectX 7 capable, so now I have to spend a rather significant amount of extra cash to play portal. It better ######ing be worth it.

    Edit: Ok, turns out a new card is only going to run me about $30, bringing the combined total up to $50, which I probably would have paid for portal anyway.
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  • ThaldarinThaldarin Alonzi! Join Date: 2003-07-15 Member: 18173Posts: 6,132Members, Constellation
    Wait what, you played Source games on a GF4MX? Man that must really suck.
    blah blah blah
  • CoolCookieCooksCoolCookieCooks Pretty Girl Join Date: 2003-05-18 Member: 16446Posts: 5,602Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation
    Portal is bloody good, even though its quite short. The bonus levels are going to take me a while to get through, some just seem really impossible >.<
  • FaskaliaFaskalia Wechsellichtzeichenanlage Join Date: 2004-09-12 Member: 31651Posts: 2,405Members, Constellation
    edited October 2007
    QUOTE(CoolCookieCooks @ Oct 10 2007, 08:50 PM) »
    Portal is bloody good, even though its quite short. The bonus levels are going to take me a while to get through, some just seem really impossible >.<


    Some tips you might find useful in the bonus levels:

    -When you do a high horizontal jump and afterwards you cannot go on, repeat that jump and look for platforms you might be able to shoot portals at.

    -Distance. Sometimes you need to place two portals so far from each other that you cannot see both at the same time.

    -Momentum abuse: Place one portal above and one below you. Now jump through them. After 10 seconds you will have maximum momentum. Use this to make extremely long horizontal jumps.

    -Boxes can be used for stacking to cross obstackles.

    -Boxes deflect combine balls.

    -Alignment: Make sure you align your portals correctly or your view will skip when you pass through them, making shooting another portal nearly impossible.

    -Cake: Always have one ready, in case you feel frustrated wink-fix.gif

    Edit: And if everything fails: noclip and have a look at that level from every angle possible. Sometimes it is nearly impossible to see that tiny patch of normal wall, you can shoot a portal at
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    The only similarity to Ground Control is that instead of arriving from a building, your dudes arrive from the sky. Why does that merit a meh?
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  • SkulkBaitSkulkBait Join Date: 2003-02-11 Member: 13423Posts: 2,543Members
    QUOTE
    Wait what, you played Source games on a GF4MX? Man that must really suck.

    Negative. Portal is the first Source game I've owned.
    1.04ever
  • MerkabaMerkaba Digital Harmony Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 22Posts: 2,571Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester
    Portal is sick. Sick!
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  • arcticaarctica Shindiggery innit Join Date: 2005-02-18 Member: 41646Posts: 538Members
    Ahahaha! Portal is bloody awesome. I just finished it now and wow! What an awesome ending biggrin-fix.gif

    Going to play EP2 before even thinking about tackling the bonus stuff. Oh boy!
  • AldarisAldaris Join Date: 2002-03-25 Member: 351Posts: 970Members, Constellation
    Level 18 advanced has me completely stumped:

    Done the first jump. 2nd just is just impossible. Only one visible surface accepts portals, and it's vertical with sludge at the bottom, and I need to get to the surface above this. Can't do momentum tricks or anything
    QUOTE(NeonSpyder @ Feb 2 2005, 02:18 AM)
    Oh god, mental image of DOOManiac molesting a cheeseburger, oh god, I'm going to die. This is what dying feels like... like pain. Pain with teeth.
  • schkorpioschkorpio I can mspaint Join Date: 2003-05-23 Member: 16635Posts: 3,521Members
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  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,081Members
    QUOTE(Aldaris @ Oct 10 2007, 05:44 PM) »
    Level 18 advanced has me completely stumped:

    Done the first jump. 2nd just is just impossible. Only one visible surface accepts portals, and it's vertical with sludge at the bottom, and I need to get to the surface above this. Can't do momentum tricks or anything

    I'm stuck at the same damn spot, I don't see any possible way of getting up.
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    QUOTE (Thansal @ Oct 14 2007, 12:14 PM) »
    I am with Them and Liku (who is fun to pwn with a baseball bat).
  • NEO_PhyteNEO_Phyte We need shirtgons&#33; Join Date: 2003-12-16 Member: 24453Posts: 1,369Members, Constellation
    edited October 2007
    QUOTE(Aldaris @ Oct 10 2007, 06:44 PM) »
    Level 18 advanced has me completely stumped:

    Done the first jump. 2nd just is just impossible. Only one visible surface accepts portals, and it's vertical with sludge at the bottom, and I need to get to the surface above this. Can't do momentum tricks or anything

    Midair portal plopping.
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  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,081Members
    Sweet, it worked. But these challenges are hard as hell... The Steps thing kinda sucks though.
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    QUOTE (Thansal @ Oct 14 2007, 12:14 PM) »
    I am with Them and Liku (who is fun to pwn with a baseball bat).
  • kyliegirlkyliegirl Gorge Master Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10586Posts: 1,358Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    ok im stuck, i think im in an advanced lvl because it said in the corned "advanced cake something"

    after lvl 19.. ive gone through like 5 or 6 preloads after 19.. and im now stumped.

    I am up to a part where you end up in a hallway full of sludge, you get up to the top and are ambushed by many sentry's i did all that, got to the top platform, killed the two additional sentry's there.. and i cant find a way up through the opening they were dropped from...
  • TyrainTyrain Join Date: 2003-01-03 Member: 11746Posts: 1,833Members
    QUOTE(kyliegirl @ Oct 11 2007, 04:24 AM) »
    ok im stuck, i think im in an advanced lvl because it said in the corned "advanced cake something"

    after lvl 19.. ive gone through like 5 or 6 preloads after 19.. and im now stumped.

    I am up to a part where you end up in a hallway full of sludge, you get up to the top and are ambushed by many sentry's i did all that, got to the top platform, killed the two additional sentry's there.. and i cant find a way up through the opening they were dropped from...


    Not that hard.

    Put a portal where those two additional sentrys appeared. Just put it on the ground, next to them. Go back to the big room with the tons of sentrys and jump down. Plopp a portal right before you land and you will be catapulted to the other portal and can see some parts to shot your next portal at.
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  • kyliegirlkyliegirl Gorge Master Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10586Posts: 1,358Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    QUOTE(Tyrain @ Oct 11 2007, 12:51 PM) »
    Not that hard.

    Put a portal where those two additional sentrys appeared. Just put it on the ground, next to them. Go back to the big room with the tons of sentrys and jump down. Plopp a portal right before you land and you will be catapulted to the other portal and can see some parts to shot your next portal at.


    lol i figured that out just before you posted it, all done now biggrin-fix.gif yay
  • OmegamanOmegaman Join Date: 2004-01-11 Member: 25239Posts: 1,829Members
    I was watching someone play the advanced levels today.

    I think the part that I loved the most is how every sentry has a really cute and adorable voice. =D
  • schkorpioschkorpio I can mspaint Join Date: 2003-05-23 Member: 16635Posts: 3,521Members
    anyone finished all of the achievements? does it unlock anything? biggrin-fix.gif
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  • schkorpioschkorpio I can mspaint Join Date: 2003-05-23 Member: 16635Posts: 3,521Members
    QUOTE(Omegaman @ Oct 11 2007, 02:10 PM) »
    I think the part that I loved the most is how every sentry has a really cute and adorable voice. =D


    lol yes i love how they sound like they get sleepy when they are "shuuuting dowwwnnnn " hah smile-fix.gif
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  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18951Posts: 4,521Members
    I beat the game and did all the advanced levels, but I think I'll probably keep away from the challenges or I'll lose my mind =d
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  • im_lostim_lost TWG Rule Guru Join Date: 2003-04-26 Member: 15861Posts: 3,925Members
    edited October 2007
    So now I'm trying to just play the game. I tried starting up Portals, and I got the error "Failed to create D3D device!" I did a little bit of google searching, and I discovered the program dxdiag, which I ran. It says that Direct3D acceleration is enabled. I used the Test Direct3D button, and got these errors:

    Direct3D 7 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x80004005 (Generic failure)
    Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086c (error code)
    Direct3D 9 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086c (error code)

    My graphics card is a Radeon 9600xt. Any help?

    Edit: After more google searching, it turns out that the problem is the Catalyst 7.9 drivers. I downgraded, and it's working now.
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    QUOTE(CMEast @ Jun 4 2005, 10:54 AM)
    ... accusations are so... accusing.
  • 0x000001940x00000194 Join Date: 2007-09-04 Member: 62167Posts: 36Members
    Just finished the main story. What an ending! Bravo!

    Loved every minute of it. One of the neatest games i've played in a long time. [THEM] SHOULD GET CAEK AND PAI.
  • SkulkBaitSkulkBait Join Date: 2003-02-11 Member: 13423Posts: 2,543Members
    QUOTE
    After more google searching, it turns out that the problem is the Catalyst 7.9 drivers. I downgraded, and it's working now.

    Lucky ######. I have to wait an estimated 3 business days for the solution to my problem.
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  • arcticaarctica Shindiggery innit Join Date: 2005-02-18 Member: 41646Posts: 538Members
    QUOTE(Omegaman @ Oct 10 2007, 11:10 PM) »
    I was watching someone play the advanced levels today.

    I think the part that I loved the most is how every sentry has a really cute and adorable voice. =D


    I can't tell, when they get knocked over, is it "owowowowow" really distorted, or "awawawawawa".

    either way, the turrets are awesomesauce indeed.

    (no hard feelings)
  • im_lostim_lost TWG Rule Guru Join Date: 2003-04-26 Member: 15861Posts: 3,925Members
    QUOTE(SkulkBait @ Oct 10 2007, 09:51 PM) »
    Lucky ######. I have to wait an estimated 3 business days for the solution to my problem.

    This game also showed me that only two speakers of mine still work, out of a 5.1 speaker system. Probably due to me leaving them connected while changing settings, contrary to the sound manager's instructions. Once I figured that out, I was able to turn off closed captioning.
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    QUOTE(CMEast @ Jun 4 2005, 10:54 AM)
    ... accusations are so... accusing.
  • RuByRuBy Join Date: 2002-12-12 Member: 10732Posts: 1,019Members
    QUOTE(im_lost @ Oct 10 2007, 10:30 PM) »
    So now I'm trying to just play the game. I tried starting up Portals, and I got the error "Failed to create D3D device!" I did a little bit of google searching, and I discovered the program dxdiag, which I ran. It says that Direct3D acceleration is enabled. I used the Test Direct3D button, and got these errors:

    Direct3D 7 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x80004005 (Generic failure)
    Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086c (error code)
    Direct3D 9 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086c (error code)

    My graphics card is a Radeon 9600xt. Any help?

    Edit: After more google searching, it turns out that the problem is the Catalyst 7.9 drivers. I downgraded, and it's working now.


    I had exactly the same problem (same video card too). Went back down to 7.7 and things seem to work. I read on the Steam forums that Valve was talking to ATI about it.
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  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,081Members
    QUOTE(schkorpio @ Oct 10 2007, 10:17 PM) »
    anyone finished all of the achievements? does it unlock anything? biggrin-fix.gif

    I'm trying to get them, but the Challenge modes are driving me bat-###### insane.
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    QUOTE (Thansal @ Oct 14 2007, 12:14 PM) »
    I am with Them and Liku (who is fun to pwn with a baseball bat).
  • im_lostim_lost TWG Rule Guru Join Date: 2003-04-26 Member: 15861Posts: 3,925Members
    QUOTE(RuBy @ Oct 10 2007, 10:32 PM) »
    I had exactly the same problem (same video card too). Went back down to 7.7 and things seem to work. I read on the Steam forums that Valve was talking to ATI about it.

    Well, it isn't just this game... I found the information to fix the problem in a WoW discussion.
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    QUOTE(CMEast @ Jun 4 2005, 10:54 AM)
    ... accusations are so... accusing.
  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,081Members
    Has anyone done the Terminal Velocity Achievement? The one which you have to fall 30,000 feet. How long do you have to fall into an infinite loop to do it?
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    QUOTE (Thansal @ Oct 14 2007, 12:14 PM) »
    I am with Them and Liku (who is fun to pwn with a baseball bat).
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