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[Portal] Now you're thinking...

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  • AgentflitAgentflit Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Zetx wrote: »
    Agentflit wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Zetx wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    There is a simpler solution to my problem. although it probably wasn't intended.
    You can grab an office chair from a few rooms back and use that instead of a box.

    That's what I did. :P

    Heh, take that puzzle!

    Nice avatar :)

    Now I'm stuck again, but its because I keep failing to set up the portals right for an inertia jump not that I don't know what to do. Bah.
    I tried an office chair but it kept falling over so I portal'd all the other chairs and computers to made a pile, which took a lot of random hopping onto to get just right. Grabbing a cube sounds a lot less time-consuming.
    I stood on a computer case while it was vertical, worked for me the second time. (The first time, it must've tipped over, so I went back to get a chair, but never used it. Also, I never saw the cube in a glass case or whatever. I still don't know where it is.
    I remember seeing a clear tube streaming cubes somewhere around there, I should go back and try to get a missile fired at it.

    Agentflit on
  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2007
    Oh man, I just finished it. Huge awesomeness!

    And the ending song totally goes on my iPod. *hums along with*

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ThreelemmingsThreelemmings Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Just finished; that was awesome.
    If the cube could talk (but remember that it cannot) it would want you to go on without it.

    Threelemmings on
  • Nexus ZeroNexus Zero Registered User
    edited October 2007
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    Nexus Zero wrote: »
    Am I missing something with 15?
    The bit where you have to 'jump' over a glass wall, through a force field. There's a little enclave to the left where I can get a load of speed, but I can't fire a portal through to the big wall in the main chamber to take advantage of it.
    jump into the floor, pop out of the wall, and shoot a new portal into the floor. You'll pop out of the wall again, this time iwth enough force to get over the fence.
    Well that's what I thought, but I can't even get enough momentum to clear the non-portable floor, so I can't create a second portal :/ I know I'm missing something really obvious and that's what makes it more annoying!

    Edit: Oh man, I got it! Awesome, thanks.

    Nexus Zero on
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  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Nexus Zero wrote: »
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    Nexus Zero wrote: »
    Am I missing something with 15?
    The bit where you have to 'jump' over a glass wall, through a force field. There's a little enclave to the left where I can get a load of speed, but I can't fire a portal through to the big wall in the main chamber to take advantage of it.
    jump into the floor, pop out of the wall, and shoot a new portal into the floor. You'll pop out of the wall again, this time iwth enough force to get over the fence.
    Well that's what I thought, but I can't even get enough momentum to clear the non-portable floor, so I can't create a second portal :/ I know I'm missing something really obvious and that's what makes it more annoying!
    You ARE taking your first jump in the alcove, right?

    Ledneh on
    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • Nexus ZeroNexus Zero Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Ha, no, I wasn't. But man that was satisfying. Thank you.

    Nexus Zero on
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  • CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    It's only a matter of time before people start quoting "The cake is a lie" constantly...

    ...

    ...

    THE CAKE IS A LIE!

    Centipeed on
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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Late game question:
    what do I do when I get to that room full of crushing pylons? I didn't see any sort of exit.

    One Thousand Cables on
  • shadeedgeshadeedge Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Just finished it. That was seven kinds of awesome.
    God, that ending was fantastic. And the boss.. Screw Shodan, I have a new favourite evil A.I..
    Shodan didn't sing to me.

    shadeedge on
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  • sonictksonictk Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    This is cool because usually my mom ticks me off for playing my PSP or TF2 or BF2 but when she saw me shooting a portal and walking through it she proceeded to stay and watch me play through the rest of about 3 hours of the game.

    And I usually don't get along with my mom very well. The wonders of Physics!

    Also, crossposting from the orange box thread since I kind of forgot about this topic and it's more appropriate to put it here:
    They said that you'd be able to understand more about who you were in HL2 if you played Portal...well, so far all I've understood is that whoever built the goddamn Portal training centre certainly loves to screw with people's brains. What's with the rampant A.I.? What's the scene at the end mean where all the A.I. heads are still operational? Why were you even there? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU? This doesn't answer a single thing, yet raises even more questions.

    Also:
    Does anyone know the significance of the reference to Black Mesa in the credits song? I don't get it.

    Was googling for the song lyrics, couldn't find them, so since I'm bored...Yes I forgot to screencap the lyrics, someone please help me vet them.
    This was a triumph
    I'm making a note here
    HUGE SUCCESS
    It's hard to overstate my satisfaction
    Aperture Science
    We do what we must because we can
    For the good of all of us
    except the ones who are dead
    but there's no sense crying over every mistake
    You just keep on trying till you run out of cake
    and if science gets dull
    and you (???)
    for the people who are still alive

    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

    As they burned it hurt me because
    I feel so happy for you

    Now these points of data make a beautiful line
    And we're out of beta were releasing on time
    So I'm not I got burned (???)
    Think of all the things we learned
    For the people who are
    still alive

    Go ahead and leave me
    I think I prefer to stay inside
    Maybe you will find someone else to help you
    Maybe black mesa
    That was a joke
    haha
    Fat chance
    Anyway this cake is great
    It's so delicious and moist
    Look at me still talking when theres science to do
    When I look up there it makes me glad that I'm not you (???)
    I've experiments to run
    There is research to be done
    On the people who are
    still alive

    When you leave me I'm
    Still alive
    I'm doing science and I'm
    Still alive
    I feel fantastic and I'm
    still alive
    While you're dying I will be
    still alive
    And when you're dead I will be
    still alive

    Still alive

    STILL ALIVE

    sonictk on
  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2007
    HL tie-in:
    Aperture is a competitor to Black Mesa. There's a display somewhere outlining it.

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • shroudedshrouded Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I only had time to play through test 13/19 or so, and I now I have to start me ~45 minute drive to work.

    Damn I want a portal right now.

    shrouded on
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  • DroolDrool Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    OMG I have to stop reading this. I can't play any of my new games until I get home from work. Grrrrr.

    Drool on
  • anti-everythinganti-everything Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Late game question:
    what do I do when I get to that room full of crushing pylons? I didn't see any sort of exit.

    I've probably spent an hour stuck in this same spot so far, and I felt like a huge idiot when I figured it out... so much that I encourage you not to click the spoiler
    Center piston will give you visibility to shoot straight through the entry where you want to go.

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  • thorgotthorgot Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Oh my goodness this is fun.

    thorgot on
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  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    in regards to cake:
    there was cake. you see it in the ending.
    i'd like some more info on it, like if the person you were playing was an employee, if that AI will be on the boat in episode three (it survived, after all) ..

    evilthecat on
    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • ZetxZetx Part-time Lurker, Fixer Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Relating to tie-ins:
    My first thought was that the orb things you manipulate looked exactly like those found in City 17 that Gordon destroys with the gravity gun

    Zetx on
  • EinEin New Jersey, USARegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Spoiler for later in the game:
    I found the projector screens hilarious. Same with all the hate for Black Mesa - that whole slideshow thing you could see in a couple rooms once
    you escaped from the experiment
    was entertaining.

    Ein on
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  • sonictksonictk Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Echo wrote: »
    HL tie-in:
    Aperture is a competitor to Black Mesa. There's a display somewhere outlining it.
    As in, competing to develop teleportation technology? It would be interesting, but I don't see how it would play a significant role in the HL universe. I can see how a combine portal ---> Aperture Science portal link would be made though, even the turrets and the design of the facility looks kind of alien-esque and combine-inspired.

    sonictk on
  • El GuacoEl Guaco Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    It ought to be mandatory to check out the stuff at Aperture Science prior to this game's release.
    Use login, followed by any username to login, password is "portal" or "portals". Use "apply" to take the application form to Aperture Science.
    Commands from the command prompt are (probably complete, not sure): dir, lib, ls, apply, logoff, interrogate, and valve. And (website application spoiler):
    thecakeisalie

    If the game is anywhere near as awesome as the stuff on that site, this game is going to rock. Hard.

    What happens if you can correctly remember that long string of numbers? Did I answer all those weird questions for nothing?

    El Guaco on



  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    OMG this game is so fucking awesome. Best SP game of 2007.

    Stormwatcher on
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  • GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    El Guaco wrote: »
    It ought to be mandatory to check out the stuff at Aperture Science prior to this game's release.
    Use login, followed by any username to login, password is "portal" or "portals". Use "apply" to take the application form to Aperture Science.
    Commands from the command prompt are (probably complete, not sure): dir, lib, ls, apply, logoff, interrogate, and valve. And (website application spoiler):
    thecakeisalie

    If the game is anywhere near as awesome as the stuff on that site, this game is going to rock. Hard.

    What happens if you can correctly remember that long string of numbers? Did I answer all those weird questions for nothing?
    You can't memorize it, because it is always changing. Unless you have amazing memory, the string changes several times before you would have a chance to memorize it or write it down. Besides, it is case sensitive and you can't enter case sensitive strings when they prompt you to. They are fucking with you. If you want to know what you can type there, it is in this spoiler
    thecakeisalie

    Gihgehls on
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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Another 18 question
    So when I first went out I wasn't able to use the angled wall thing to get to the other side and it went back before I was able to use it. I've gotten the turrets out but I have no idea if I should restart or not.
    It's not a 1-time button. Just go back and try again.
    I'm not understanding this

    How do I go back? You mean, like through the door? Because I go to the wall that's supposed to come out and press E and it makes a door opening noise but nothing happens.

    QuestionMarkMan on
  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Another 18 question
    So when I first went out I wasn't able to use the angled wall thing to get to the other side and it went back before I was able to use it. I've gotten the turrets out but I have no idea if I should restart or not.
    It's not a 1-time button. Just go back and try again.
    I'm not understanding this

    How do I go back? You mean, like through the door? Because I go to the wall that's supposed to come out and press E and it makes a door opening noise but nothing happens.
    You've turned on the middle platform, correct? Use that to jump under the room with the box, which should have a button in plain view. That button will activate the moving wall thing.

    One Thousand Cables on
  • sonictksonictk Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Lol, I didn't even realize I hit F5, I must have hit it by accident when quicksaving.

    This quote wins.
    Yeah, I was nearly WTF and resigned to my fate when I saw the fire...then my instinct for level design kicked in and I SAW A WAY. I was so proud of myself yet so afraid of what was to come.
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    sonictk on
  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Now I want cake.

    MuddBudd on
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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Hands down best credits ever.

    Gotta work on the challenge levels now I guess.

    captaink on
  • Xenocide GeekXenocide Geek Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    damn, i was hoping it would be longer

    alas, it is a puzzle game.

    i only got to play it for an hour last night, so i'll probably beat it tonight.

    Xenocide Geek on
    i wanted love, i needed love
    most of all, most of all
    someone said true love was dead
    but i'm bound to fall
    bound to fall for you
    oh what can i do
  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Must... Go home and play this game...

    urahonky on
  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    So

    Goddamn

    Good

    NotASenator on
  • ZetxZetx Part-time Lurker, Fixer Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Found in the Portal gfc file. Involves cake. (Sound file)
    I think it's a recipe for a cake.
    Files named escape_02_sphere_cakemix-[0-41].wav and portal.glados_core.crazy_[0-41] in the closed captioning.

    GladOS (mp3):
    Uploading ... stupid connection uploads at 3kB/s I download at 100x that speed. D:
    [EDIT] Sorry guys, no upload. My connection is too slow, it keeps timing out. [/EDIT]

    Text:
    One 18.25 ounce package chocolate cake mix.
    One can prepared coconut pecan frosting.
    Three slash four cup vegetable oil.
    Four large eggs. One cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
    Three slash four cups butter or margarine.
    One and two third cups granulated sugar.
    Two cups all purpose flower.
    Don't forget garnishes such as:
    Fish shaped crackers.
    Fish shaped candies.
    Fish shaped solid waste.
    Fish shaped dirt.
    Fish shaped ethyl benzene.
    Pull and peel licorice.
    Fish shaped organic compounds and sediment shaped sediment.
    Candy coated peanut butter pieces. Shaped like fish.
    One cup lemon juice.
    Alpha resins.
    Unsaturated polyester resin.
    Fiberglass surface resins.
    And volatile malted milk impoundments.
    Nine large egg yolks.
    Twelve medium geosynthetic membranes.
    One cup granulated sugar.
    An entry called 'how to kill someone with your bare hands.'
    Two cups rhubarb, sliced.
    Two slash three cups granulated rhubarb.
    One tablespoon all-purpose rhubarb.
    One teaspoon grated orange rhubarb.
    Three tablespoons rhubarb, on fire.
    One large rhubarb.
    One cross borehole electro-magnetic imaging rhubarb.
    Two tablespoons rhubarb juice.
    Adjustable aluminum head positioner.
    Slaughter electric needle injector.
    Cordless electric needle injector.
    Injector needle driver.
    Injector needle gun.
    Cranial caps.
    And it contains proven preservatives, deep penetration agents, and gas and odor control chemicals.
    That will deodorize and preserve putrid tissue.

    Her voice is surprisingly soothing/relaxing.

    Zetx on
  • THF13THF13 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Zetx wrote: »
    Found in the Portal gfc file. Involves cake. (Sound file)
    I think it's a recipe for a cake.
    Files named escape_02_sphere_cakemix-[0-41].wav and portal.glados_core.crazy_[0-41] in the closed captioning.

    GladOS (mp3):
    Uploading ... stupid connection uploads at 3kB/s I download at 100x that speed. D:

    Text:
    One 18.25 ounce package chocolate cake mix.
    One can prepared coconut pecan frosting.
    Three slash four cup vegetable oil.
    Four large eggs. One cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
    Three slash four cups butter or margarine.
    One and two third cups granulated sugar.
    Two cups all purpose flower.
    Don't forget garnishes such as:
    Fish shaped crackers.
    Fish shaped candies.
    Fish shaped solid waste.
    Fish shaped dirt.
    Fish shaped ethyl benzene.
    Pull and peel licorice.
    Fish shaped organic compounds and sediment shaped sediment.
    Candy coated peanut butter pieces. Shaped like fish.
    One cup lemon juice.
    Alpha resins.
    Unsaturated polyester resin.
    Fiberglass surface resins.
    And volatile malted milk impoundments.
    Nine large egg yolks.
    Twelve medium geosynthetic membranes.
    One cup granulated sugar.
    An entry called 'how to kill someone with your bare hands.'
    Two cups rhubarb, sliced.
    Two slash three cups granulated rhubarb.
    One tablespoon all-purpose rhubarb.
    One teaspoon grated orange rhubarb.
    Three tablespoons rhubarb, on fire.
    One large rhubarb.
    One cross borehole electro-magnetic imaging rhubarb.
    Two tablespoons rhubarb juice.
    Adjustable aluminum head positioner.
    Slaughter electric needle injector.
    Cordless electric needle injector.
    Injector needle driver.
    Injector needle gun.
    Cranial caps.
    And it contains proven preservatives, deep penetration agents, and gas and odor control chemicals.
    That will deodorize and preserve putrid tissue.

    Her voice is surprisingly soothing/relaxing.
    Isn't that from one of the core things from the final boss?

    Ending discussion
    Hearing rumors of a 2nd ending, any truth to it?

    THF13 on
  • ZetxZetx Part-time Lurker, Fixer Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I forgot to say I never heard it in-game, but I was too busy screwing up the Open incinerator -> throw ball in process. My portals kept missing the ball and weird stuff like that. It was horrible. :(

    A second ending would be interesting, but none of the sounds I've found would indicate it. >_>

    (Edit: Also, not uploading the mp3 I created, because my upload speed is crawling. Sorry. The ending song is still mirrored here, though. :P)

    Zetx on
  • VhalyarVhalyar Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Aww, those turrets are so cute, I feel bad every time I push one down :oops:

    Vhalyar on
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  • MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Portal was quite the experience. I'm sure I'll be able to justify why it is, without a doubt the single player game of the year in a few days, when I'm less giddy; when I'm not recalling the game's best moments and bursting into fits of giggles. Though I'm sure there will be complaints regarding the length of the "main" game, I found it to be brilliantly paced and, just when I was convinced there were no more unique puzzles to be had, that in those nineteen rooms they had exhausted every possible brain-teaser, the game gets turned on its head and the focus seamlessly switches from puzzle-solving to exploration. The writers deserve credit for penning a script that gives the LucasArts games of old a run for their money on the laughs-per-minute, yet also creating a scenario that provided some brilliantly tense and genuinely panic-inducing survival sequences.

    I doubt I will forget that final boss sequence any time soon. Not only has Valve set the new standard for puzzle games, but for first person shooters.

    Utterly astounding. A puzzle game and a first person shooter without parallel. A true work of art.

    Mumblyfish on
  • ZetxZetx Part-time Lurker, Fixer Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    And you never actually shoot anybody. It's all collateral damage!

    Zetx on
  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    So I was about halfway through 19 when my laptops battery died, and now whenever I try to play Portal I get a really messed up BSOD and have to restart.



    [Vader]Noooooooooooooo[/Vader]

    Khavall on
  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    MY NAME IS PORTAL AND I TAKE TOO GODDAMNED LONG TO UNLOCK


    ARGH

    Kazhiim on
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  • HandkorHandkor Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    So can we use Hammer to design our own level and mod this game yet?

    Handkor on
  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    oh

    oh come on what the hell

    I was at 66% decryption and it jumps back to 0

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