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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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What maps correspond to what test chambers in Portal 2?

Short of running through and dropping save points on every chamber, the easiest way to get wherever is to just map or changelevel sp_a4_stop_the_box (chapter 8, chamber 6, as an example) in the dev ...
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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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What does GLaDOS mean with “One day they woke me up”?

A few days back I completed Portal and Portal 2. I had a lot of questions about this awesome game, like who Caroline is, why there's no personnel and other things that I didn't understand. I am ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I get an error message every time I try to install Portal 2 via Steam

When trying to start Portal 2 Steam starts completing the installation, aborts after a few percents and then gives the error message Incomplete installation of Portal 2 (10) I've verified the ...
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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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Can you play Portal 2 Coop with one Windows PC and one Mac?

Is it possible to play coop with a windows computer and a Mac? Just wondering before I buy the game.
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Where is the “impossible space” in Portal 2?

One of the commentary nodes by a Portal 2 developer, Eric Tams, said they used "world portals" to quickly reconfigure maps and puzzles during testing, which allowed them to create rooms that were ...
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Is progress in the coop campaign in Portal 2 saved?

I've started playing the coop campaign of Portal 2 during launch break today, and had to stop because of time constraint. I didn't find an option to save the game, so we just disconnected. Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get past the turrets at the beginning of test chamber 15, chapter 3

The turrets whose sight you can block with the light bridge at the beginning, how do I get past them? Pic: Thanks!
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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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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 : ...
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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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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 ...