Portal is a single-player puzzle-platformer developed by Valve Corporation.

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What is the meaning of the end scene in Portal?

In Portal, we are promised cake and a party at the end of our tests. However; Then, at the final scene; What's the meaning of this? Was GLADOS not deceiving me? Her comments seem to suggest ...
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How do you beat the fourth room of the Portal: The Flash Version map pack?

I seem to be having trouble in the fourth room of the Portal The Flash Version Map Pack. It's kind of irritating because, well, it's just the fourth room! This one should be child's play! The ...
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Portal lab monitor text

Where could I find a full text dump of the gibberish text from Portal's lab monitors?
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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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Can I save my weighted companion cube in room 17?

At the end of room 17 you are asked to toss your cube into the fire before it will let you complete the level. Without using cheats, is there a way to save it?
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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 is that ASCII Art From the Portal Credits

The end credits to Portal include a bunch of ASCII art, but one of them is really hard to make out. The one below looks like some sort log-cake or something. I’ve tried resizing it up and down, but it ...
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Does GLaDOS actually say “There Really Was a Cake”?

I found some youtube videos playing this GLaDOS sound file which I don't recall in the game at all. All the videos are fan made, none show the quote being made in game. I've beaten the game about 4 ...
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What's the difference between “closed captions” and “subtitles” in Portal?

In the Portal settings, I can choose between "no subtitles", "closed captions" and "subtitles". What's the difference between the second two?
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How are Portal and “Black Mesa” related?

I have played Portal (loved it), but not Half Life. First, what is Black Mesa? And how is Portal related to Black Mesa? I know GLaDOS mentions it in the "Still Alive" tribute at the end of the game. ...
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Bad rendering in Portal Linux beta

I get a strange rendering problem in Portal on Linux (via the latest Steam beta). I'm running on integrated Intel HD4000 with fairly recent modules/drivers (up to date Arch). Everything is smooth and ...
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Can't switch weapons in HL2 maps imported into Portal

After seeing Half-Life 2 being played with the Portal Gun by importing the maps into Portal's map folder, I wanted to do it myself. I got the maps to work properly, but when I use "impulse 101" to get ...
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Is there a workaround to the glitched level in Portal: First Slice? [duplicate]

I can't seem to complete Level 11 in Portal: First Slice. It seems to be glitched up. I can shoot portals, but cant go through them. What's going on? Is there a fix or workaround for this?
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Portal: The First Slice Demo Glitch

I thought of trying out the demo of Portal before I bought the game and was amazed. But then after chamber 10 something weird happened that wouldn't allow me to continue to chamber 11. I wasn't sure ...
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How do I get the cake in Portal?

In Portal, I am continually told that I will but in the final room I keep dying. How do I avoid dying so that I can
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What does the “Portal funnel” option do?

In Portal, there's an in-game option called "Portal funnel" with a painfully simple description: The computer helps you aim into floor portals. I don't understand what this is supposed to mean. ...
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Are these Portal challenges impossible?

I am playing Portal: Still Alive on XBox 360. In the challenge maps, there are advanced levels for chambers 13-18 named like "14: Advanced" and just like the standard chambers, they have medal ...
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Is there a script to replay the portal credits in the computer terminal? [closed]

As said in the question title, I'm searching a script/C/C++ program/whatever to replay the ending song of portal. I mean the whole terminal style credit playing as an application on the computer, not ...
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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 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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Portal Achievements Not Unlocking

I have limited internet access and played through Portal without being online. As a result, several of the achievements didn't unlock. I later went back and played through a second time online to try ...
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How to remove screen tearing in Portal?

I just got a brand new Sager NP9170 laptop, with Ivy Bridge processor and Radeon 7970m graphics. The first thing I did to test the machine was to install Steam, and then install the original Portal. ...
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Where can I find the turret voiceovers?

I am looking for the turret voice overs from Portal in the following file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\portal content.gcf I've extracted this using GCFScape, but they don't seem to be in ...
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How do I mod GLaDOS's voice in Portal 1?

As a pet project, I would like to use the original Portal to introduce people to gaming. However, I live in Italy and Italians are culturally not very comfortable with subtitles (not to mention the ...
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Did Portal on Xbox 360 receive the updated ending?

Kotaku reported Valve updated the PC version of Portal with an updated ending. Did this change ever make it to the XBox 360 version? Was the final scene shown or referenced in Portal 2, either as ...
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How can you use an Xbox 360 controller with Portal on a Mac?

I would like to use a wired Xbox 360 controller to play Portal on a Mac. I tried following the steps as explained in the Steam Support article “Using an XBox 360 Controller with Source Games.” So I: ...
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Walk-through for Portal advanced test chambers

Where can I find a good walk-through of Portal's advanced test chambers?
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How can I get dubbing or subtitles in Portal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get dubbing or subtitles to Portal 2? I would like to enable Czech dubbing/subtitles in Portal. Is that possible? How to do it?
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portal texture problems

during the mid week madness sale on steam i purchased portal and portal 2. I ran portal and got up to testchamber 10 and all the textures are missing and everything is wrong and broken: I updated ...
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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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How do you get out of chamber 3?

So, I'm in Test Chamber 003 of Portal 1, and am trying to get into a door, but I can't reach it. I have to go down a set of stairs and then there is no way up... How can I get up there?
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How can I turn off GLaDOS's voice in Portal using the console?

I would like to find out because I was playing around in noclip and GLaDOS's voice is annoying (in Test Chamber 19).
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Developer Commentary without Completing the Chamber

I've played (and finished) the original Portal on my Xbox 360. I really liked the game, and thought many times about having another go to listen to the developer commentary. However, I do not fancy ...
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Is the free version of Portal identical to the paid version?

Portal is currently free (through Sept 20th, 2011) to download with Steam. Are there any restrictions on the free version, or is it completely identical to the paid version? For example, does this ...
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How to get across testchamber 18?

I'm replaying Portal before diving into Portal 2 and I'm somewhat stuck in testchamber 18 I've tried using gravity to get across, but I fear I'm doing something wrong. Any suggestions?
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Portal Achievement Issue - Xbox 360

My account on Xbox live says that I haven't gotten the "Vanilla Crazy Cake" Achievement but I actually have completed the achievement and when I load up Portal and look at the achievements in the game ...
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General strategy for limited steps Portal levels

One of the challenges in Portal was to try to complete certain levels while taking a minimum number of steps. Obviously this requires good use of portal placement, but I was never able to get ...