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

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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 ...
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Is it at all possible to install Portal 2 purely from retail DVD?

Does anyone know if it is at all possible to install Portal 2 purely from retail DVD? I purchased my copy just yesterday and after going to about 4% the installer has now begun hogging my bandwidth by ...
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FPS drop with gels in Portal 2

I have an Phenom II X3 720 and an ATI 6850 HD. Portal 2 runs very well at maximum settings on my PC in almost all chambers — expect when there are a lot of gel drops in air; then I experience ...
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Is there a list of the “job titles” that were used in the credits for co-op mode?

Some of them where pretty hilarious, and I'm wondering if they are randomly created, or specific to the staff listed? If they aren't random, is there a list somewhere?
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Portal 2 - What do the turrets sing in the end [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Portal 2's Turret Symphony Song and Lyrics? When the turrets sing their song while you are riding the lift to the surface, it sounds a lot like real words. Do they sing ...
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Can you reset your Portal 2 coop progress? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you reset saved multiplayer progress in Portal 2? GLaDOS mentions a few lines as you and your cooperative testing partner in science unlock areas. Once you progress ...
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Where can you place a portal on a moving surface in Portal 2?

I've heard there are places in Portal 2 where it is possible to place a portal on a moving surface without the portal disappearing? What chamber is this in, and is it possible that I played through it,...
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Did my Portal 2 saves get deleted?

So I was playing and was at about chapter 7, I think. All the time I had been relying on autosaves; when I loaded the game after exiting, I just selected "Continue Game" and I just kept on playing. ...
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What Portal 2 functionality is unavailable when the PSN is down?

What Portal 2 functionality is unavailable when the PSN is down? Can Portal 2 owners still play the single player game?
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The Final Hours of Portal 2 without an iPad [closed]

I was just wondering if The Final Hours of Portal 2 is available somehow for people who don't own an iPad? Thank you! EDIT: It is now possible to get it on Steam : http://store.steampowered.com/app/...
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Are there any other “hidden” bits of dialogue like this in Portal 2?

OK, so the above video is a guy playing through This is the part where he kills us... Initially, the guy does the proper thing, and portals through the opening provided by the lunar paint to make his ...
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Where is the hidden weighted companion cube when playing Portal 2 in co-op? (Party of three achievement)

Amazingly I'm having trouble Googling for this one and I don't have the time going through all the chambers for crazy jumps etc... Where is it?
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Why were these things removed from the game? [closed]

Does anybody have a source as to why these awesome things didn't make it into the game? The pneumatic diversity vent: http://www.thinkwithportals.com/media_05.php This level: http://www....
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What do the numbers in the end credits mean?

If you look carefully at the Portal 2 end credits (found here, spoiler warning), you'll see the following numbers at the top of the screen: 2.67 1002 45.6 Is there meaning behind these numbers, or ...
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Why did I stop getting achievements halfway through Portal 2?

I played through Portal 2's single player in 4 hours yesterday, however, I have only gained achievements for the first hour or so of playtime. What could have caused this? I didn't use any cheats, ...
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Was GLaDOS initially “too mean” for Portal 2? [closed]

I just read a Youtube comment saying that the developers canned some of GLaDOS dialogue because she was "too mean" for players initially. Is there actually additional GlaDOS dialogue that didn't make ...
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How Can I Reproduce GLaDOS' Voice Modulation Effect? [closed]

One of things I'm particularly interested is how they transformed Ellen McLain's voice to GLaDOS' musical one. I don't think it's entirely a natural effect by voice acting, though I have to admit I ...
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Is there an achievement in Portal 2 like Portal's Transmission Received?

Similar to the previous Portal's achievement, do you get an achievement in Portal 2 for bringing a radio along to certain points?
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Turning on Aerial Faith Plate trajectory display?

In the Advanced Aerial Faith Plate room, the commentary node shows you trajectory lines for the Aerial Faith plates and talks about some of the implementation details of them. I was wondering if all ...
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Are the posters within Portal 2 available as a resource?

I would like a copy of some of the safety signs/posters within Portal. Are they available within the Portal 2 folder somewhere? Example poster: "Know your paradoxes! In the event of a rogue AI ..."
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What's the story behind the drawings on the wall in Portal 2?

While playing Portal 2 I encountered several drawings on the walls: Something about someone getting shot, companion cubes, people choking on poisonous gas and Chell doing nasty things to GLaDOS. ...
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What are all the facts that Core 3 babbles about in Portal 2?

I just finished Portal 2 and found the facts by Core 3, the "fact" core, quite humorous and informative (I don't believe him). Since time was short, I couldn't listen to all the facts he might say. ...
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How to make this jump across in Testchamber 16 in Chapter 8?

I managed to get rid of those nasty turrets on the right of the entrance of the Testchamber 16 in Chapter 8: But I'm can't seem to figure out how to get to the exit on the other side. I've tried ...
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Can we play Portal 2 co-op on one PC or Mac?

Is there a way to play Portal 2 co-op on a single PC or Mac? If so, do we need two keyboards, or two mice, or what? Do we need to buy two copies of the game? Note: The wireless XBox 360 controller ...
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Portal 2 end rooms

I had a question about the ending:
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All Portal 2 Achievements and how to get them [closed]

Being the achievement whore that I am, and knowing that others out there are as well, I thought it'd be good to have a centralized place where you can see what you have to do to get them all. Single-...
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Getting the Overclocker achievement in Portal 2

One of the achievements in Portal 2 is Overclocker Complete Test Chamber 10 in 70 seconds There doesn't seem much room for error if you want to finish that room in under 70 seconds. Any ...
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How can you skip the intro sequence in Portal 2?

Looking at the ceiling and floor and art is exhilarating and all, but if I want to just skip to the gameplay on future playthroughs rather than listen to Wheatley for those couple minutes, is there a ...
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Where do I find the turrets practicing singing in Portal 2?

I read in this question's answer that you can see the singing turrets of the Portal 2 ending practicing earlier in the game. Where can I find them?
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How do I give Wheatley a custom skin in Portal 2?

I really love to edit my skins in games, but Portal 2 is using .vpk package files where it takes the skins from so I can not easily just put the .vtf files into the Portal 2 map. How do I give ...
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Where do you hear The National?

I seem to recall stumbling across a radio playing something fairly uncharacteristic for the normal Portal music, in an overgrown chamber if I recall correctly, but I can't find it anymore; what ...
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How do I achieve “Smash TV”?

Which eleven monitors do I have to break to obtain the Smash TV achievement? I'm assuming it's the monitors that appear throughout Chapter 8? But, having just run through Chapter 8 and trying to ...
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How do I convert this “developer commentary” to an image?

In the following video, a hidden commentary is discovered, they think that it's an image in audio form... How can it be turned into an image?