A first-person action/puzzle video game, developed by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to Portal.

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Framerate drop when looking at panels?

I've recently installed Portal 2 on my Ubuntu partition, and I've noticed an interesting issue that has popped up while playing community test chambers, but it has also surfaced around the beginning ...
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Can you use Third Person Mode without losing the Crosshair?

I am wondering if anyone knows how to turn on the third person mode without losing the crosshair? Is there any way of doing it? Without a crosshair it's unplayable, as far as i am concerned.
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How do I unlock more levels in Co-Op?

In Portal 2 Co-op hub there are topics to play in, such as team building and mass and velocity. But how do I unlock all of them? I have absolutly no idea how to get mobility gels and excusion funnels. ...
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Mod Portal 2 Audio [closed]

Okay so, I want to make an audio mod for Portal 2, but I'm not sure how to do it. I explored the game folder a bit but I couldn't find any distinct audio files (or at least in a format I would ...
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Unlock all levels in Portal 2?

I recently formatted my computer and Steam Cloud didn't save everything I did. How do I get my levels back? Thanks.
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Is there a way to force Steam Cloud to sync? [duplicate]

Right now, I have dual boot with Windows 7 and elementary OS(Linux), but my internet connection isn't working on Windows. I used to play Portal 2 a lot on Windows, and now I want to play it on Linux ...
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Throwing cubes in Portal 2?

On the xbox version of Portal 2, I was wondering if there was a way to throw cubes. I believe you can on the computer, but there's nothing about the xbox...
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I have a disc, and I'm wondering if I can get it on Steam

I have Portal 2, it's the disc, for the Xbox 360. I was wondering if I could install the game on Steam using that disc. It's hard to play on the Xbox sometimes, and the computer controls are much ...
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What is there behind the door in Portal 2's “The Surprise” chamber?

Assuming you didn't die, by cheating or whatever, is there anything interesting after that door?
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What are the flags behind the animal king? [closed]

In this image we see six flags behind the animal king. I think I recognize some of them: First - Argentina; Third - Bulgaria; Fifth - Sweden; Sixth - Austria; Am I correct, and which countries' ...
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Use portal2 editor on Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed portal 2 on Steam as a native application not trough Wine. Is it possible to to use the editor trough Steam on Ubuntu 12.04? Somebody tried? Found that my graphics card is still not ...
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Sync progress in Portal 2 co-op between PS3 and Steam accounts?

My girlfriend has a PS3 with Portal 2 and our Steam accounts are friends. Is it possible for us to play in splitscreen mode on the PS3 while saving our progress to our respective Steam accounts? We ...
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Is the name “Chell”, “GLaDOS”, or “Wheatley” ever explicitly stated?

Other than "GLaDOS" being printed on one of the rings above her cores in Portal (not even sure if it appears in Portal 2 due to the reskin), is "GLaDOS" ever spoken in either game? Wheatley simply ...
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Why aren't Atlas and P-Body good enough for GLaDOS? [Spoilers]

GLaDOS's ultimate goal in this part of the game is to find all the hidden humans in Aperture Science to use for testing. My question is, why did she feel she needed to do that? After all, she had ...
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Steams Servers Are To Busy To Complete Installation?

I had a problem with Portal 2 on steam a bit ago where when I tried to launch it after the creepy Valve intro the game would crash. I went to validate my files and after I did that I opened the game ...
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Minimize Portal 2 diskusage

Portal 2 uses 12 GB on my disk if I install it via Steam. I only have a 60GB SSD in my laptop. If I only want to play Multiplayer, which files can I safely delete, so the game will still run? the ...
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How can I reach this platform?

I am in the 1970s facility right now right after you hear Cave Johnson talking about combustible lemons :P at the start of a chamber that looks like this: So I started exploring and found out that I ...
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How can you solve this momentum puzzle?

I am in the 1976 version of the Aperture facility and I am stuck on this one momentum challenge. When you first enter it looks like this: You are supposed to launch yourself from here To that ...
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Portal 2 Offline Co-op on Mac [duplicate]

Has anyone had any luck playing portal 2 offline co-op on Mac? My controls are messed up for controller 2 (xbox controllers) and it seems like it's not only my problem. Any tips on how to get it ...
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Portal 2 Trailer Music

What is the music in the Investment Opportunity trailer? I'm not talking about Reconstructing Science, I'm talking about the wake-up sound (the one that also plays during the movement tutorial in the ...
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Portal 2 crashes on startup in Windows 8.1 preview

Ever since I got Windows 8.1 preview, Portal 2 seems to crash after 5 seconds when I launch it. I could launch it fine when I had Windows 8! Has anyone got it to work on Windows 8.1? If so how?
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Portal 2 not downloading maps!

Every time I try to download a map it gives me an error of "The map could not be downloaded". I have no screenshots, but I checked the development console and this is the code that tells the error ...
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Any fix for Portal 2 hang/freeze on PS3?

I checked out a copy of Portal 2 from the library, hoping to spend part of Father's Day gaming. Whenever I put the weighted cube on the switch in test chamber 6, my PS3 freezes. I've cleaned my disc ...
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Why was everything unlocked the first time I started Portal 2 coop?

I was playing Portal 2 co-op for the first time. We were on PC in split-screen mode. When the game started, we were dumped into a level selection chamber, and a voice announced that all levels were ...
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Why does the game crash every time I complete a level under development using the Puzzle Maker?

The title explains it all. Every time I complete a level currently under development using the built-in puzzle maker, the game crashes when I reach the "Test complete. Restarting..." screen. What ...
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What are the licensing terms for Portal 2's soundtrack? [closed]

I am building a game and would like to reuse a song from the Portal 2 soundtrack. But while it's free as in free beer, I can find no information on licensing. What are the licensing terms for reuse ...
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Portal 2 coop says my Ping Tool is Not Assigned

At the start of Portal 2 coop, GLaDOS wants me to use my ping tool to select my favorite animal, but the help text says the button is Not Assigned. I tried to edit my keyboard controls, but I can't ...
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Switch split screen game views in Portal 2 PTI

In the Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative (the map builder) you can test out your maps by going to the Game View. If you're building a co-op map, the Game View is automatically split screen, each ...
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How many vitrified doors are there in Portal 2?

I'm trying to get the Door Prize achievement in Portal 2, by investigating vitrified doors. I don't want spoilers to their locations or areas, but I would appreciate knowing How many vitrified ...
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Who is Ratman in Portal 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the story behind the drawings on the wall in Portal 2? I've been playing portal 2 and sometimes I see a bunch of "secret" places, and weird music starts ...
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How do I play Portal 2 workshop maps?

I've subscribed to several workshop maps in Portal 2, but when I launch the game, I can't find the maps. I've tried searching on YouTube for answers to this question and all the videos have a menu ...
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Is it possible to make co-operative chambers?

In the new Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative is it possible to create chambers that are playable in the co-op mode? If not at present, has Valve made any announcements to introduce this?
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How do I rotate items in the Portal 2 Map Creator (DLC, not Hammer)

I've dropped back into Portal 2 as the Map Creator DLC has recently been released. This allows you to create maps (from basic through to advanced) with a number of limitations. However, I cannot, for ...
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Level creation save points

I'm a big fan of the larger, multi-part puzzles. Now that I can marvel in my own mind-bending magnificence with the Perpetual Testing Initiative, is it possible to install autosave points into a level ...
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How do you find and load an autosaved level in the Portal 2 Test Chamber editor?

I was working on a level, hit save, quit, and after returning to the editor the level was in a previously saved state. Is there a way I can check if there's an autosave file containing these changes ...
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How can I get dubbing or subtitles to Portal 2?

I'm from Czech Republic and I love playing Portal 2. I'm quite good an English speaker, but I just don't understand some parts of what they're saying. I was looking around the internet. But I can't ...
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How to turn off Portal 2 Xbox skin?

I got one of the preorder DLC packs for Portal 2 on Xbox 360 that gave the Robots skins that could be applied to them. I was wondering if their was a way to turn off this skin without deleting the ...
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Returning to the “You Made Your Point” achievement room

I finished Portal 2 and now I'm doing the achievements. How do I return to the place in which you get the "You Made Your Point" achievement? I tried with the dev console and it gets me to the right ...
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Get public IP via console

Do source engine based games (in my case Portal 2) have a console command to display the public IP steam will use e.g. when inviting someone for coop? Please do not suggest me windows commands like ...
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Is there any story to the bird?

A bird shows up a couple times in Portal 2. First, it turns out that Wheatley escaped using a bird's egg (not sure how...). Then, a bird (presumably the mother of the eggs) comes and attacks Wheatley, ...
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The Lone Turret

Early in the game, when you're walking with Wheatley (holding him, I think), you pass by a turret on a stopped conveyor belt. Wheatley reacts unusually, urging "don't make eye contact" and the like. ...
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Does Wheatley actually look for my dead body after an hour?

Near the beginning of the game (Test Chamber 02 to be precise), right before you find the single-portal gun, you fall down a shaft and into some water. Wheatley asks Can you see the portal gun? ...
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How do you download the Portal 2 DLC: Peer Review on PC?

How can I download the Peer Review DLC on PC? I've purchased Portal 2 in a bundle together with Portal 1. On Steam Portal 2 -> DLC there are no items to dowload. Can I play it after completing the ...
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Can I transfer a Portal 2 saved game across accounts and platforms?

I started playing Portal 2 on my friend's Steam account on his Mac, and just bought the game for myself to play on my PC. Is there a way to transfer the saved game from his account on his Mac to my ...
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Is it possible to create a portal through another portal in Co-op?

With the introduction of the co-op levels I thought it would open up the possibility to send one of my portals through my partner's already established portals. This would allow me to create a portal ...
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If two people who have never played co-op before play together, will they both get the “Professor Portal” achievement?

Neither this question nor this question covered this. I have not yet played any Portal 2 co-op (online or offline), and neither has someone else. Will the achievement unlock for: Both of us? One ...
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Third Person Mode for Portal / Portal 2

I picked up Portal and Portal 2 when they were on sale on Steam a few weeks back. I think these could be really good games, but I (for whatever reason) get vertigo when playing first person games. Is ...
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How do you get the Self Destruct Gesture in Portal 2?

My brother and I have finished the co-op mode in Portal 2 and I have finished the solo mode (twice), but we haven't gotten the self destruct yet! I know there is a self destruct gesture because I saw ...
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Does Portal 2 coop require a consistent connection?

I don't have a consistent connection and ping gets high on occasion. Can I still play Portal 2 coop, relying only on the saves in between levels or do I still have to be online 100% during the whole ...
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How can I manage separate save folders in Portal 2?

Is there a way to have separate save folders per user like there is in pretty much every other game I have played? All the saves seem to go into the same date-oriented list with no way to distinguish ...