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

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Download Portal 2 authoring tools without Portal 2 installed

Is it possible to install the Portal 2 authoring tools without Portal 2 installed. Otherwise, would it be fool steam into thinking I have? The reason I'm asking is that I have Portal 2 installed for ...
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Can I use challenge mode to get achievements?

I have completed the Portal 2, but still want to get all the achievements. On the PS3, the only way to go to individual levels is challenge mode. Can I still gain achievements in this mode, or do I ...
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Portal 2 Peer Review DLC didn't download

I have downloaded the Portal 2 DLC from the PSN and then installed the DLC onto my system. When I go to play the game, the only new thing in any of the menus is "Download Free DLC" in the main menu. ...
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How do I actually start the Peer Review DLC on Portal 2?

I just downloaded and installed the Peer Review DLC as well as a game update for Portal 2 on PS3. How do I actually play the new co-op mode, though? When I select co-op, all it lets me choose is Co-Op ...
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Is Portal 2 Talent Show Achievement disabled?

I and my friend just completed that chamber and we did not lose any cube and we didn't get the Talent Show achievement. We repeated the chamber, not losing the cube again and we still didn't receive ...
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What is shown outside of the elevator at the end of Portal 2?

At the end of Portal 2 you take an elevator ride and a bunch of small rooms flash past with turrets and other things in them. I've been through it a few times but I still couldn't make out what was in ...
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How do you time Portal speed runs?

Now that I finished the game I wanted to start training for a speed run but I'm not sure how I can time it. Is there a built-in function I have to activate? Is it just timed "manually"? If yes do ...
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How to save console options in Portal 2?

I'm playing Portal 2 with my girlfriend, and she gets motion sick. We found out a console option to reduce the field of view, which drastically reduces her sickness (cl_fov_75). However, this option ...
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Easter Eggs in Portal/Portal 2 [closed]

Since Valve makes numerous games that are quite popular, I was wondering if anyone had a good resource for listing the Easter Eggs in Portal and Portal 2. I've seen some web pages that list a couple, ...
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Where is the config file for Portal 2 located on OSX?

I am having trouble finding the config.cfg config file for the Source engine on OSX. It isn't in an obvious place in the package. Does anyone know where I can find it? Thanks, Matt
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What is the blue/orange symbolism in Portal 2?

In a comment to my answer on this question, Arda Xi mentioned that there is a lot of blue/orange symbolism in Portal 2. I haven't finished the game yet, but I'm curious. What do the portal colours ...
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What does blue portal and orange portal signify?

I haven't played Portal. Now playing Portal 2 and I'm not quite sure if I understand the mechanism properly. I'm stuck in a floor in the chapter 'The Return'. I'm wondering what does blue and orange ...
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Portal 2 Co-op with a single Steam account?

I picked up Portal 2 and wanted to try co-op with my son. We have two computers, but just one Steam account. Usually this is fine since I just leave the family computer in offline mode. Unfortunately ...
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How does Wheatley recover after GLaDOS's crush?

How does Wheatley reassemble himself after GLaDOS crushes him when she awakes? I have looked all over chapters 2 and 3 but I must be missing something.
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Where can I find Portal 2 mods?

I obviously don't own Portal 2 yet but am considering buying since it's on sale on Steam at the moment. My question is - I've heard that the SDK has been released some weeks ago so one would expect ...
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Temporary download folder for Steam on Mac

I want to know this, because I deleted some ncf/gcf files for portal 2, because the updating was stuck. And now it wants to download it all (11GB) again, so it would be nice if I could copy the ...
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Why does this box make a noise when I click on it?

In the Cooperative Hub area near each of the chamber selection screens there is a small box that talks whenever you click on it. Aside from sounding like a turret, does the box have a purpose? These ...
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What are the lyrics to the song PotatOS Lament on Volume 2 of the Portal 2 Soundtrack?

What are the lyrics to the song "PotatOS Lament" on Volume 2 of the Portal 2 soundtrack? It doesn't sound like English (though some parts do sound like the word "potatoes"). Is it another language? ...
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Where can I find a transcript of Portal 2 dialogue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to extract full audio or subtitles of GLaDOS sentences? I'm trying to find a list of the dialogue in Portal 2 (all the quotes, not just the popular ones, those I can ...
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How to enable trajectory lines in Portal 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turning on Aerial Faith Plate trajectory display? I want to see the trajectory lines mentioned in developers commentary (youtube link) in Portal 2; developers used them ...
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What are the column-like beams on Portal 2 called?

What is the real name of the column-like beams in Portal 2 called? They are only (as far as I know) referred to as "beams" (By Wheatley: "I'll turn the beam off."). Here is a screenshot for reference: ...
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How can I get more saved-game slots in Portal 2?

I'm playing Portal 2 (Windows XP version), in chapter 5. When I try to save, the game tells me there are no saved-game slots left, and I will have to delete some saved games. I find this behavior ...
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Is it possible to save co-op progress in Portal 2 on the 360?

This is basically the same question as Is progress in the coop campaign in Portal 2 saved?, but that one is PC-specific and I'm asking about the Xbox 360 version. The major difference is that there's ...
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How big is the Portal 2 download from Steam?

I'm currently in a country where internet access is expensive (New Zealand), and I'm curious if I'll be able to download Portal 2. How big is the download in Steam?
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Portal 2 : Can you switch cross-hair portal color ? (For lefties)

Can I switch Blue and Orange because my mouse have switched button (I'm lefty).
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What happens if you choose GLaDOS' way in Portal 2?

Spoiler warning! During the first escape attempt in Portal 2 (when GLaDOS is still in charge) she opens a door for you which you can choose to go through instead of following Wheatley (the blue-eyed ...
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Why won't my game save anymore?

My save function on single player seems to be completely gone. I played for a while yesterday, yet when I opened the game today all my progress was lost and I was right back to where I started ...
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How can you track progress in Portal 2 Co-op?

How can you tell if you've already completed a level in the co-op part of Portal 2? I thought it might be the bars (blue/orange), but I'm not sure.
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Will a MacBook from mid2010 run Portal 2 well? [closed]

My MacBook ran Portal just fine. It's a MacBook mid 2010 model with an nVidia 320M. Will it run Portal2 well?
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What is the redacted lyric in Portal 2's credits?

In the credits song "Want You Gone" of Portal 2, there is one line where the text is [REDACTED]. The lyric is either "I'll stop feeling so bad" or "I'll stop feeling so glad", but after listening ...
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Is play time shared across PS3 and PC?

If I am playing Portal 2 on a PS3 activated with my Steam account, does play time get added to my stats in the same way as trophies/achievements?
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In Portal 2, can you transfer ps3 saved data to a pc to continue playing with same profile?

Since you get both versions is it possible to start on one platform and move to another? Is there a way or need to convert files?
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Have portal gun crosshair highlight when focused on a “portal”-able target?

From what I remember, in the original Portal the crosshairs of the portal gun would "illuminate" when you were focused on a target that could support a portal. However, I noticed that in Portal 2 the ...
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Who sings “Want You Gone” by Jonathan Coulton?

What is the name of the singer who sings the Portal 2 song "Want You Gone" by Jonathan Coulton?
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How many different monitors exist in Chapter 8?

There is an achievement for smashing a certain number of different monitors in the game. It seems like there are no possible ways to break some of the monitors, but I still haven't broken enough of ...
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Skeletons in portal 2?

In the Lab Rat comic, The Rattman puts Chell on the list to be the first one that gets to be tested. In portal 2, when wheatley takes over, he puts you through the test chambers GLaDOS made. He also ...
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Glitches in portal 2

While I can't play Portal 2 right now, I found this, which demonstrates that most portal 2 co-op chambers need only one person to solve the puzzle, using some glitches. In that video, there's several ...
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Can I view a game's ESRB rating through Steam?

This shocking news report about portal 2 confirms the awful truth of the game -- it calls itself an educational game, and indeed, is rated for everyone 10 and older, but it cannot hide the fact that ...
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“Professor Portal” achievement in Portal 2

I achieved almost all of Portal 2 achievements, except "Still Alive" and "Professor Portal". The first one is not a big problem but second one is, since my steam friends who have Portal 2 have already ...
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Portal 2 Authoring Tools

IGN mentioned recently there was no information, just wanted to see if anyone else knew differently. Has there been any announcement of Portal 2 level authoring tools for PS3? I see there is beta ...
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Flags on back of robots in Portal 2 co-op

I was just wondering if anyone knew what the flags on the back of the robots in co-op actually meant? I was playing as P-Body and had the flag on my back for the whole time as far as I could tell, but ...
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How do you set up Portal 2 split-screen co-op on a PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we play Portal 2 co-op on one iMac? According to this article and this steam forum thread, it's possible to set up a split-screen co-op in Portal 2 on the PC. To ...
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Is there a way to keep the Portal 2 game completion background?

I want to be able to keep the Portal 2 game completion background: Is there a way to keep it? It seems to go away every time I close the game.
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After beating the Portal 2 single player campaign, how do I listen to the ending song again?

Is there a way to listen to the ending song again after I have beat the game? Other than the obvious way of beating it again.
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Source Engine entity access sharing

In Source games you can directly (with cheats enabled) access the entity network of each map through such commands as "ent_text" and "ent_fire". However, even with cheats enabled, only the first ...
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How to unlock the achievements related to hidden areas in Portal 2?

Portal 2 features a number of achievements that are related to "hidden" areas: Door Prize Final Transmission Ship Overboard Portrait of a Lady Party of Three How can I unlock them?
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Who is GLaDOS's “only friend”?

At the end of Portal 2, GLaDOS sings "goodbye my only friend", but then follows up with "oh, did you think I meant you?" Did she really mean Chell, or was is Caroline? The Companion Cube? Wheatley? ...
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Is Chell the last person alive?

In Portal 2, Chell awakens and hears that 9999... years have passed. The surface is just a wide field. Is she the last person on earth?
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How do I extract Portal 2 sound effects?

Okay, so I have Portal 2 on my PC. I would like to use one of its sound effects for a little project, so I started searching the installed files. Well, eventually I found a bunch of "sound" files. I ...
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Is there a cake in portal 2?

I have been wondering if there is a cake in portal 2 or not. I've seen this question raised on quite some forums but nobody seems to be able to answer it correctly. Some say there is, some say they ...