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This is what I get when I start Portal 2, after the introduction "Look Up" "Look Down" screen.

Is this part of the game, or is there something wrong with my installation?

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Back in the Half-Life days, this was Red. Seems they changed it to fit the Portal style... :) –  Tom Wijsman Apr 20 '11 at 20:45
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It was red in the first Portal. –  Keaanu Apr 20 '11 at 20:47
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Lovely. It recalls the work of Wayne White. esquire.com/features/esquire-100/waynewhite1007 –  coneslayer Apr 20 '11 at 23:47
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Reminds me of joining Garry's Mod servers when you don't have mods installed. –  Sadly Not Apr 21 '11 at 14:34
    
@Sadly Or without CS:S installed. :P –  Maxpm Apr 22 '11 at 7:42

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This means an error in the Steam download.

Verify the game integrity (Right-click Portal 2, Properties, Local Files, Verify integrity of game cache) and it should re-download the corrupt files.

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In-game error messages? Awesome! –  Konrad Rudolph Apr 22 '11 at 9:23
    
Not strictly. It's what's shown when a model can't be found. They'd need something to replace it. –  user56 Apr 30 '11 at 4:45

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