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There's a hole in the wall. A Portal.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Ledneh wrote: »
    In one of the early momentum tests, after a particularly long and fast angle-jump Herr Computer goes "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee [bzzt]"

    I just busted a gut at that, it sounded so silly

    Then I was later rendered emo and depressed by weighted faithful companion cube and the cheery turrets :(

    Can't wait to finish 19 tonight and look at the challenges/bonus levels :D
    Congratulations. You are the fastest a test subject has ever disposed of his faithful companion cube.

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  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Lardalish wrote: »
    MOOOOOOMENTUM
    Well, I figured that, but I cant seem to get enough. I put the portal over the door, thinkin Ill shoot over to that lower room but when I put the other portal on that floor and jump in I dont go far enough. I hit the wall just under the floor of that room. Man, I feel retarded for not getting this, cause the rest of it wasnt so bad, awesome, but not too hard.

    I hope I'm thinking of the right test here
    That won't work. Look to your left from where you enter the room, there's a button on a high, thin pillar. Get up to press that with a portal, see what it does, and you can figger it out from there.

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    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Lardalish wrote: »
    MOOOOOOMENTUM
    Well, I figured that, but I cant seem to get enough. I put the portal over the door, thinkin Ill shoot over to that lower room but when I put the other portal on that floor and jump in I dont go far enough. I hit the wall just under the floor of that room. Man, I feel retarded for not getting this, cause the rest of it wasnt so bad, awesome, but not too hard.
    Isn't there a button there?

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  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Ok, I just didn't see that that was a button. So yeah, soon as I get the timing right I can get this. thanks guys.

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  • Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Lardalish wrote: »
    MOOOOOOMENTUM
    Well, I figured that, but I cant seem to get enough. I put the portal over the door, thinkin Ill shoot over to that lower room but when I put the other portal on that floor and jump in I dont go far enough. I hit the wall just under the floor of that room. Man, I feel retarded for not getting this, cause the rest of it wasnt so bad, awesome, but not too hard.

    The wall panel that opens up - the way you came in . .. ?

    Look at the angle it is at.

    Next spoiler straight up gives it away.
    Assuming you have the platform moving. Go across to the button on the lower room using the moving platform. Make sure you have a portal exit back where you started, press the button to open the angled wall panel. Go back through your exit portal, then slap another exit portal on the face of the wall panel that is now angled upwards. Jump down to that ledge on the left as you came into the room and fire an entrance portal. Boom. Momentum, and angle.

    Ok i guess my spoiler is useful for the part after you press that thing. - So it's there if you get stuck again.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I just used my levitation powers.

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  • SoulGateSoulGate Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Okay, I'm near the end and got stuck...
    I'm behind the scenes and have to get through a small vent just after the rocket turret. I've already blasted holes into the tube, but I can't get up into the tube. How do I tube myself?

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    SoulGate wrote: »
    Okay, I'm near the end and got stuck...
    I'm behind the scenes and have to get through a small vent just after the rocket turret. I've already blasted holes into the tube, but I can't get up into the tube. How do I tube myself?
    Did anything fall out of the tube? Something that my boost you someplace you need to go?

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  • SoulGateSoulGate Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    NotACrook wrote: »
    SoulGate wrote: »
    Okay, I'm near the end and got stuck...
    I'm behind the scenes and have to get through a small vent just after the rocket turret. I've already blasted holes into the tube, but I can't get up into the tube. How do I tube myself?
    Did anything fall out of the tube? Something that my boost you someplace you need to go?
    Yup, a cube. I've tried everything from standing on the cube and jumping through portals, and that didn't work. I even went as far as to try to do a portal loop in the red room beside the tube to build momentum to get into the tube. for some reason, I just can't get into it. :(

    Edit: Fuck, disregard, I'm being overly complicated.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    DAMMIT.

    I have to wait until I get my 360... I hate having friends who only have 360s...

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    SoulGate wrote: »
    NotACrook wrote: »
    SoulGate wrote: »
    Okay, I'm near the end and got stuck...
    I'm behind the scenes and have to get through a small vent just after the rocket turret. I've already blasted holes into the tube, but I can't get up into the tube. How do I tube myself?
    Did anything fall out of the tube? Something that my boost you someplace you need to go?
    Yup, a cube. I've tried everything from standing on the cube and jumping through portals, and that didn't work. I even went as far as to try to do a portal loop in the red room beside the tube to build momentum to get into the tube. for some reason, I just can't get into it. :(

    Have you considered the possibility that you are trying to enter the wrong thing?

    EDIT: Oh, ok, cool

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  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Oh man, Episode 2 was so great.

    So very great

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  • AHH!AHH! Registered User
    edited October 2007
    gonna start episode 2 later

    Portal was a fucking rad game.

    awesome setting and the computers say the darndest things

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  • NeelixNeelix Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Holy shit Portal was fucking amazing.
    Couple of things:
    I thought that the story was really, really good. It's sparse, but I was totally fascinated by this idea that there are people who couldn't figure out how to get out and started living in the walls, going insane. There was a nice juxtaposition of the hyper-sterilized science environment and the grungy behind-the-scenes environment. Subtle, and nicely done.

    I need the Staying Alive song as an MP3.

    I loved it.

    How can someone make a map for it? I'd like to try my hand at making some crazy puzzles!

    Also I really really really want some kind of Monsters, Inc mod, putting portals inside doors that fly around on tracks.

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  • DrHookensteinDrHookenstein Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    On a scale of 1 to 10, these spoilers are proving to be a ridiculous temptation for those of us who haven't been able to play yet.

    I am happy to hear the game lived up to its hype--albeit shorter than expected.

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    "He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it." -Moby Dick
  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    On a scale of 1 to 10, these spoilers are proving to be a ridiculous temptation for those of us who haven't been able to play yet.

    I am happy to hear the game lived up to its hype--albeit shorter than expected.

    you can't present us with a scale and then abandon it. give me a rating damnit.

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  • DrHookensteinDrHookenstein Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    On a scale of 1 to 10, this statement has nothing to do with a scale of 1 to 10.

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    "He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it." -Moby Dick
  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    On a scale of 1 to 10, these spoilers are proving to be a ridiculous temptation for those of us who haven't been able to play yet.

    I am happy to hear the game lived up to its hype--albeit shorter than expected.

    It was actually longer than I expected.

    But I didn't expect a full game. I think people who say it was shorter than they expected are stupid or uninformed.

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  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Basically, the combine advisors in Ep2 are the brainbugs from starship troopers. But they can also fly. Awesome.

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  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Ok, I just beat it, and even though this isnt a real spoiler, Ill spoiler it just for safetys sake.
    Jonathan Coulton is a god. For those who dont know, he's the one who did that song at the end. Man, that whole game was pretty amazing. I think my favorite part was the behind the scenes because of the computer just calling you an idiot. I loved it when it said there was no more cake, they ate it all.

    Also: How legal is it to pull a song out of a game you purchased? I wouldnt think there would be a problem, but hell, I dont need to be assraped by a large company.

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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    This game has the best Boss and ending of all time ever!

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  • MatatatMatatat Registered User
    edited October 2007
    I love the computer in this game so much
    "You're completely unlikeable, yep, it says it right here in your file

    Your file also said you were adopted"
    The song was so great too, I found the mp3 over on G&T
    I'm not even angry
    I'm being so sincere right now
    Even though you broke my heart and killed me
    and tore me to pieces
    and threw every piece
    into
    a fire

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  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Matatat wrote: »
    I love the computer in this game so much
    "You're completely unlikeable, yep, it says it right here in your file

    Your file also said you were adopted"
    The song was so great too, I found the mp3 over on G&T
    I'm not even angry
    I'm being so sincere right now
    Even though you broke my heart and killed me
    and tore me to pieces
    and threw every piece
    into
    a fire

    Man, and I went the hard way and pulled it out of the game.

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  • FrylockHolmesFrylockHolmes Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I think I'm missing something painfully obvious
    I'm in the room that comes pretty soon after you have to deal with 3 sentry bots that are revealed by sliding wall panels. There's a little crawl-space that doesn't seem to have anything worthwhile in it and in the main area there's writing on the wall that says "over here" and points up at the bottom of a platform that I need to get on.

    I saw that the panel that opens when you come in is a bit angled so I tried getting some momentum and jumping the gap but it just shoots me straight up. The hell am I meant to do?

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Well, that was awesome. Its ben a while since I found a game genuinely funny.


    I want more.

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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    I can't stop listening to the song.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Its awesome.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Kepp on trying till you run out of cake.



    I want to hug the computer. I'm not sure what this says about me.

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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    I loved it when the computer told you not to touch the ball thing at the end.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    this song is awesome by the way

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    PotU wrote: »
    I loved it when the computer told you not to touch the ball thing at the end.

    That whole bit was crazy. though I felt bad about the second one. It was being so nice to me. "Hello! I recognise you from the testing! Are you coming back?"

    :D

    For the people who are still alive.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Raneados wrote: »
    this song is awesome by the way



    It is indicative of the awesomeness of the game.



    Help me.

    The song is on repeat, and I don't want it to end.

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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    Hahaha, I know!

    But I want to finish HL2 so I can play Lost Coast and Ep. 1 so I can play Ep. 2.

    Okay, this is the last time.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    lost coast takes like 10 minutes and has nothing to do with the story

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    Skayel wrote:
    One time, I had a friend over to play a bit of Red Alert on my LAN. During the game he said he needed to go to the bathroom, so we paused it. After about 10 minutes of wondering where the hell he went, I get up and go to check on him.

    Turns out he was trying to screw my dog.
    Once I was taking a poop at a restaurant and a kid crept underneath the door into my stall. I let out a big fart and then he threw up all over the floor in front of me and I just stared at him.
  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    :whistle:

    And we're out of beta, we're releasing on time,

    :whistle:

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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    Look at me still talking when there's science to do

    That's my favourite part.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    PotU wrote: »
    Look at me still talking when there's science to do

    That's my favourite part.


    That was perfect. She was singing that line as your post loaded.

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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    Oh god, it started again.

    Okay, last time really now.

    I love her voice so much.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    And when you're dead I'll be still alive.

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  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    That song has given me a new title/location.

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