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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
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    Welcome to the Tenth Portal 2 megathread, FP's and possibly the internet's largest collection of Portal 2 info and sweaty nerds.

    :siren:WE HAVE A STEAM GROUP!:siren:

    ————— Vital info
    - Portal 2 currently has a release date for American retail and Steam on the 19th, and European retail on the 22nd.
    - Portal 2 is a full game compared to the original, there is apparently 4 times the content.
    - Has separate Single-player and co-op multiplayer campaigns. The co-op takes place after the singleplayer, and involves 2 more portals, for more people scratching their heads simultaneously.
    - Valve has said that the game will not try to strengthen bonds with HL2, however one of the achievements references the Borealis, which may in turn reference the Half life story.
    - Portal 2 appears to be on a heavily upgraded source engine, one that certainly looks a lot nicer than the previous one.
    - Many new testing objects have been added, such as Faith Plates, launching you high into the air, and Gels, which let you move faster and bounce around.
    ————— Stuff we all know so shut up about it

    Yes, there's a rubix cube version. Minecraft also says "woo facepunch!" We don't need to hear this again.
    ————— Latest news
    A new DLC, Peer Review, is out. Science is so advanced it's been completely solved and is now an art form. Feel free to enjoy the exhibit, no rush. Welcome to the future.

    Oh yeah, did I mention it's out? Probably should have.

    No black-hole device is complete without stylish boots to go with them. Landing on your feet has never been easier, considering you now have 50 pounds of metal attached to them.

    IGN showed us the start of the Co-Op story, highlighting the amazing return of the orange text monitors.


    01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01000001 01010010 01000111 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01110011 01110100 01100001 01110010 01110100 01100101 01100100 00100000 01110101 01110000 00100000 01100001 01100111 01100001 01101001 01101110 00101100 00100000 01101101 01100101 01101110 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01000110 01010000 00100000 01101101 01100101 01101101 01100010 01100101 01110010 01110011 00101110

    Further cementing the fact that I am better than all of you, Aperture has proven that robots are more trustworthy than humans. At least for a while.


    Gamestop made a shitty video for their shi- I mean okay skin. Take the smart route and go Amazon.


    Aperture's automated marketing tech thought that it'd be a good idea to start bring attention to the fact that you can buy really expensive things from them. It's releasing one each week, four in all. The first one tells you how much you need a panel. Science isn't cheap.


    Shown here is the Official Strategy Guide for Portal 2, collectors edition. Desgined with the fact that most of us found out how to beat the game on Youtube, it gives you levels of walkthroughs, from "This'll work, right?" to "Did I take a wrong turn somewhere?" to "WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT DO I EVEN DO JESUS"

    At PAX we see the first 10 minutes of the game, along with some early 1900s chambers and Cave Johnson. Wii60 also forgot to get us all shirts.

    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/106...2-Achievements

    Achievements have been revealed (spoiler alert! Snape kills Dumbledore!)

    Intel's Razor controller is supported fully by the source engine, which is pretty cool. Though there hasn't been word from Valve on whether they'll integrate the PS3 motion controller, it may make an appearance in an update.

    September issue of PC Gamer with more Portal 2 info: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5

    New! (Old!) Footage from the GamesCom! (Now with the official version from Valve's YT)


    Valve has released HD versions of the videos showcased at E3:
    • Propulsion Gel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcf99_DZZew
    • Repulsion Gel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7V0HBwHfEw
    • Pneumatic Diversity Vent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOH6BprN9FI
    • Thermal Discouragement Beam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFRbGppLaUI
    • Aerial Faith Plate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE3B9uGnVlA
    • Excursion Funnel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oVpE40V9rE


    ————— News archives

    Portal 2 is coming to the PS3, along with the Steam Community!




    The Portal 2 press conference was canceled, only to be replaced by an announcement of an announcement of a big surprise, which was the announcement of Portal 2 on PS3. http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=946973

    The A.R.G. may be (isn’t!) IS still going! http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...-Still-Ongoing

    Well, it sounds pretty obvious: E3 was only a few months away, and the last finding, at the GDC conference, said "SUSPEND UNTIL E.E.E."...

    [release]A Valve executive said that the Portal ARG was created by the game's designers as a way to extend the story and there are some nuggets that still haven't been discovered.

    Speaking at a star-studded panel on connectivity in games at this year's GDC, Jason Holtman, director of business development and legal affairs at Valve, revealed that there was no marketing team behind the Portal 2 ARG. It was made by the design team on the game and was an effective way to extend the game world.

    "I had nothing to do with it, which I think was really important," Holtman said. "The genesis for the idea came from the people who were working on the game. They were thinking about the people who consumed Portal. They thought about it as part of the game. They thought about it as this experience where you're going out and talking about the game's world." There was not a marketing team working on it and separate team on the game. The designers really thought of it as an extension of the Portal universe.

    Holtman said that was ultimately why it was so successful. "We had 2 million forum views on that thread over the course of 8 hours trying to solve that puzzle," he said.

    He also mentioned an interesting nugget about the change to the end of Portal that went live last week. "We actually didn't decide to make that change to the original Portal until a few days before it went live," he said. Holtman pointed out that was a benefit to the open PC platform. Valve wouldn't have been able to push that change out so quickly to an Xbox or PS3 game.

    Unfortunately, Holtman was not able to tell any hints or secrets when I asked him during the Q&A session. But he did think that there is more out there to discover.

    "Some of it's been resolved. You never know," he said.[/release]

    ————— Portal ARG

    This is pretty old now, so for those who have either been living in a cave for the last calendar year or simply haven't been introduced to Portal or Valve, here is a rundown of what happened. OH SHI- IT'S BACK UP

    March 1st 2010

    A mysterious update is released for portal, named 'Transmission Received.' This creates a huge buzz among the community as the struggle to make out what has happened. Eventually though, it was found that radios had been scattered throughout portal that all, when brought to a specific area, played out either Morse code or SSTV, a way of transmitting pictures through sound. Here is what was found.

    Morse Code:
    INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE
    9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6
    SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE
    BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP (L O L in literal morse code)

    SSTV images:


    The SSTV images showed a set of numbers that turned out to be a BBS login code (BBS stands for Bulletin Board system, or a way of sharing data between computers over the internet). The BBS contained memos from Aperture’s former CEO, Cave Johnson, and ASCII pictures of strange objects and symbols, of which can be found below.

    http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Port..._resource_list

    At this point there was a lot of wild speculation as to what it could all mean, and what it was pointing at, until the next update came up a couple of days later.

    March 3rd 2010

    Portal was updated for a second time, this time changing the ending from simply fading out to this:


    Also added was a load of new info to the BBS, including a progress bar that was slowly rising.

    March 5th 2010

    The progress bar fills, and then GameInformer and Valve announce Portal 2. GameInformer also announce that they will be releasing new pieces of information every few days until April 1st, which are found below.
    • April Cover revealed, Portal 2 announced
    • From Narbacular Drop to Portal
    • Opening The Portal: Exploring The Game's Development
    • Writer's Block: Portal 2 Writers Roundtable
    • Portal’s Minstrels: An Interview With The Men Behind The Music
    • Thinking With Portals: Making A Portal 2 Test Chamber
    • Meet the Portal 2 team
    • Redesigning Portal: Valve’s Artist Speaks
    • Aperture Science: A History
    • Special Edition Podcast: Portal 2
    • Valve Studio Tour
    • Let there be cake
    • Art gallery


    Also found in the GameInformer issue covering Portal 2 and the articles were lots of the pictures that were in the BBS code, shown below.



    ————— Images


    Assorted crap we've gathered over the year.






    ————— Previous thread iterations

    Portal Update Megathread Mark IX (Lemons!):http://www.facepunch.com/threads/108...en-a-Long-Time...
    Portal Update Megathread Mark VII (Potatoes!): http://www.facepunch.com/threads/107...e-re-Done-Here
    Portal Update Megathread Mark VI (The one I made!): http://www.facepunch.com/threads/106...ration-Station
    Portal Update Megathread Mark VI-2 (The other one!): http://www.facepunch.com/threads/106...ne-you-ll-need.
    Portal Update Megathread Mark V (What happened to Mark III?!): http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=904084
    Portal Update Megathread Mark IV (Even more fucking radios!): http://www.facepunch.com/threads/903...hread-Mark-III
    Portal Update Megathread Mark II (Decoding the radios!): http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=903178
    Portal Update Megathread Mark I (Listening to radios!): http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=902578
    Portal Update Megathread Original (OHSHI AN UPDATE!): http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=902479

    ————— Links

    Transmission Received achievement walkthrough (Honestly it’s been a year why don’t you have it yet?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSqG-SmXriU

    Portal 2 Website: http://www.thinkwithportals.com/


    Thanks to Max of S2D for the previous threads and also some of the content in this thread. Thanks to Smasher for this nice OP that I completely stole.
    ————— Test Chamber Applications
    Aperture Science has hired Conro Corp to go through some of its test to see if they're good enough for testing. I will test out any chambers you send my way as long as they aren't playground maps. PM me the map.

    Wall Button and Box Racing

    By Midnight



    Length: 6/10
    Difficultly: 7/10
    Fun: 7/10
    Notes: Exactly what it says on the tin. As suspected, you have to hit a button on the wall. Figuring this out is easy. Performing it is the hardest part of the map. This map also is a good example of why we use indicator lights. A door on a timer above me opened when I hit a button. How was I supposed to know that?

    Troubled Water

    By Smasher 006



    Length: 4/10
    Difficulty: 4/10
    Fun: 8/10
    Notes: Short and sweet, a simple puzzle for those who like short, sweet, simple puzzles. Lighting could be better, though, as at one point the lighting prevented me from noticing that a hallway took a right.

    ...9999 Times.
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    All thats left now is an official SDK, Addon support, and more hats.

    Definitely more hats
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    I Love Gaylo 4
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    Yay new megathread!
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    OP is a bit unappealing- big wall of text.
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    I LIKE BIG DUCKS AND I CANNOT LIE, YOU OTHER QUACKS CAN'T DENY
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    Thread blew up
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    Facepunch's Resident Game Center CX Expert
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    I need Banners in the OP
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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
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    My OP is stored on my flash drive

    My iPod which I am using right now doesn't take flash drives

    I cannot even edit the old OP thanks to the thread being closed

    It'll be fixed in the morning

    Edited:

    Maurice can make the banner which he didn't do before

    Only instead of the thread title it's more nines

    Edited:

    Anyway it's better to have a thread with a busted OP then no thread at all, right?
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    My OP is stored on my flash drive

    My iPod which I am using right now doesn't take flash drives

    I cannot even edit the old OP thanks to the thread being closed

    It'll be fixed in the morning

    Edited:

    Maurice can make the banner which he didn't do before

    Only instead of the thread title it's more nines

    Edited:

    Anyway it's better to have a thread with a busted OP then no thread at all, right?
    You made the OP on an iPod? Damn.
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  9. Post #9
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    You made the OP on an iPod? Damn.
    I had to use google to get a plaintext version of the OP, as ratings fuck up copying the text in FP itself.
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    I regularly throw pity parties.
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    So you already know what dumb thing I was going to post?
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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    So you already know what dumb thing I was going to post?
    Maybe?
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    Certified Witch - Cutie Department
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    lets start off the thread right with this peice of shit journalism that i posted in the last thread right when it closed

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/116/1166444p1.html
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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    lets start off the thread right with this peice of shit journalism that i posted in the last thread right when it closed

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/116/1166444p1.html
    what is even being reported
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    Certified Witch - Cutie Department
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    what is even being reported
    It's a Opinion article on Portal 2's humor and crackpot theories and shit

    it's horrible
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    lets start off the thread right with this peice of shit journalism that i posted in the last thread right when it closed

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/116/1166444p1.html
    Caddyshack, is this even a word?
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    Facepunch's Resident Game Center CX Expert
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    Caddyshack, is this even a word?
    it's a movie
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    Michael Thomsen should never write another article again...
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    lets start off the thread right with this peice of shit journalism that i posted in the last thread right when it closed

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/116/1166444p1.html
    The writer is obviously upset at being called obese by GLaDOS, being fat himself.
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    Some how Chet found out my address and he is sending me a bill!

    :psyduck:
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    Some how Chet found out my address and he is sending me a bill!

    :psyduck:
    A bill for what, exactly?
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    A bill for what, exactly?
    The email I sent him, apparently
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  22. Post #22
    Dennab
    February 2010
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    mastergir and i decided to play on custom maps. it resulted basically in me just trying to paint the whole room.

    also i still don't understand why they had to leave the vignette effect out. portal 2 looks quite good with it.
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    Here is something I threw for 25 minutes.

    Don't blame me that it's awful, I literally didn't put any effort in it.


    Credits to the Chell pose (and my avatar) go to it's owner- Harakiwi.
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    Yay, you used something similar to my idea for a title for version ten! :buddy:
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    What is the name of the music that plays when    you are holding onto Wheatley on the moon   ? I have looked in the map and apparently the file name is sp_a4_finale4_b13.wav, but I can't find it anywhere.
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    What is the name of the music that plays when    you are holding onto Wheatley on the moon   ? I have looked in the map and apparently the file name is sp_a4_finale4_b13.wav, but I can't find it anywhere.
    That is also one of those huge sound files, like during the container ride in the beginning of the game.
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    That is also one of those huge sound files, like during the container ride in the beginning of the game.
    Do you know the location of it?
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    Do you know the location of it?
    sound\playonce\scripted_sequences\mstr\shoot_the_m oon_mix_01
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    Here is something I threw for 25 minutes.

    Don't blame me that it's awful, I literally didn't put any effort in it.


    Credits to the Chell pose (and my avatar) go to it's owner- Harakiwi.
    That took you 25 minutes?
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    That took you 25 minutes?
    Seeing all the other shit I made, this is my master-piece.



    Also, nice first post.
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    I'll work on a banner.

    Edited:



    How's that?
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    also i still don't understand why they had to leave the vignette effect out. portal 2 looks quite good with it.
    How do you get it? Is it a console command?
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    -snip- actually broke myself
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  34. Post #34
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    lets start off the thread right with this peice of shit journalism that i posted in the last thread right when it closed

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/116/1166444p1.html
    His brain is full of fuck.
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    Seeing all the other shit I made, this is my master-piece.



    Also, nice first post.
    Don't be so hard on yourself.
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    My OP is stored on my flash drive

    My iPod which I am using right now doesn't take flash drives

    I cannot even edit the old OP thanks to the thread being closed

    It'll be fixed in the morning

    Edited:

    Maurice can make the banner which he didn't do before

    Only instead of the thread title it's more nines

    Edited:

    Anyway it's better to have a thread with a busted OP then no thread at all, right?
    I mean you could always have someone else make the OP.
    Quite honestly I think all your OP's are unappealing.
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  37. Post #37
    Dennab
    February 2010
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    How do you get it? Is it a console command?
    mat_vignette_enable 1
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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    I'll work on a banner.

    Edited:



    How's that?
    Good, but could you change it a bit? I want it to feel like it does ingame, with the announcer still saying 9 while talking. Could you either change the thread title to a bunch of nines or have a bunch of transparent nines behind it?
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    lets start off the thread right with this peice of shit journalism that i posted in the last thread right when it closed

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/116/1166444p1.html
    >ign
    here's the problem
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  40. Post #40
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    I mean you could always have someone else make the OP.
    Quite honestly I think all your OP's are unappealing.
    Well Smasher gave me the base for the OP, which he based off Max's, so I'm not sure who's to blame for that exactly
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