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

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Is there any info on the 1 Feb 2016 Portal 2 Patch?

I just got a seemingly-random 8.0 MB patch for Portal 2. The Portal 2 News page has nothing on it, nor does the portal wiki. All I found online was a reddit page asking the same question with no ...
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What determines which character I play in Portal 2 co-op?

There are two characters in Portal 2 co-op: Atlas and P-Body, but there appears to not be a character selection screen before you start playing. Are the characters randomly assigned to each player or ...
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Portal 2 glitchy fonts

Is it just me or the fonts are looking somewhat glitchy for some reason? For example: In the following screenshot, the letters especially i and captial S and M doesn't appear to be smooth. In the ...
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How to play Portal 2 co-op on one PC with 2 Keyboards and 2 Mice?

I do not have an XBOX 360 controller (and if I had I would not want to use it for a FP"S" ;)). Is there a way to play the co-op mode on one PC where both players play with their own keyboard and ...
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There's a relation between King Turret and Portal 2 story?

When you start playing a new chamber in story mode, in these big screens in the elevator sometime shows a big turret called "King turret". Who's and what is he doing there? Maybe the surface was ...
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What is the story behind Chell?

I completed Portal 2 three times, and now I know all the history, except Chell's history. Can somebody tell me if there's a story behind Chell?
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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 to host a Portal 2 co-op session?

I would like to host my own Portal 2 online game for others to join (across the Internet), but I'm not sure how. I only know how to join games. I'm running on PC, by the way. Sorry for being a noob. ...
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2 cubes collide and fall in water, how to get one?

Been stuck on this level for awhile. It has one turret out of reach, and a light wall coming down from the ceiling, also a lazer coming down from the ceiling. Pressing a button launches two cubes ...
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Flashing blue “error” - is this part of the game, or a fault?

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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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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Portal 2 - Co-op Gesture Test Issues

In Portal 2 when I start the co-op mode I can't get past the gesture test. It shows me the prompt that tells me I have to press Q in order to gesture, but when I press the key all I see on screen is ...
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Is there a way to play Portal 2's Perpetual Testing Initiative in splitscreen mode?

I know that some of the community maps made for Portal 2 allow for two players. The last I checked though, I could not find a way to play those maps in splitscreen mode the way you can play the ...
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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 co-op - Friend and I unable to gesture

So my friend and I decided to begin playing Portal 2's co-op puzzles. If at least one player hasn't played co-op, then you begin by waving at each other. The problem is that neither of us can gesture. ...
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Portal 2 “Skips frames”

On my MBP mid 2012, I experience some weird lag I never experienced before. On the title screen and in-game, the game runs normally. However every 5 seconds, the sound cuts off and the game freezes ...
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How do I enter the Aperture Science Innovators initiative?

Hurray! I'm stuck again in chapter 6, after the announcement from Cave. There is a bridge to enter the next section but I'd need to be a TF2 scout to cross it. There obviously must be a solution with ...
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Are there multiple endings to Portal 2's singleplayer mode?

I could have sworn that I heard about multiple endings in Portal 2's singleplayer adventure. Am I mad or are there actually multiple endings?
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Where is the Portrait of a Lady achievement?

Where do I need to go in Portal 2 to get the Portrait of a Lady achievement? I thought it would've been the portrait of Chell I found (the one that was on the cover of the comic) but that apparently ...
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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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Is the Xbox 360 disc version of Portal 2 compatible with the Xbox Marketplace version?

I just wanted to know if I could play Online Co-Op with my friend on Portal 2 because he has the disc version and I am going to buy the non-disc version. On the game Skate 3, the disc and non-disc ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How can I clear Steam achievements for Portal 2?

My brother has played Portal 2 on my account and got a decent chunk of the achievements without specifically trying for them. Shamefully, I haven't yet played it, but I want to of course. I really ...
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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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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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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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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 do you reset saved multiplayer progress in Portal 2?

Multiplayer progress in Portal 2 is saved to Steam Cloud: Is progress in the coop campaign in Portal 2 saved? How do you reset your progress to zero and experience the game from scratch with someone ...
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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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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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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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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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What happens if I catch Wheatley?

Near the beginning of the game, when Wheatley (your companion, the robot personality sphere) jumps off his rail, what happens if you manage to catch him? I slipped and missed him, and I'm a little ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...