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 worried I missed an achievement or something.
You can't catch him there: he will always fall to the floor. You can however pick him up after that happens.
Standing ready to catch!
But he's still alright!
I have reloaded this save so many times and in many times Wheatley was on my head for good 3~5 seconds while I was mashing the E button... but they disable it so he always falls :(
It's kinda funny to hear all the lines that Wheatley says after he falls and if you leave him alone without picking him up :) You can also roll him around the floor while listening.
The first time I played I got right under him. You can't catch Wheatley, no matter what you try. You actually get a bit more “catchmecatchmecatchme” dialog if you balance him a lil'. Try it!
you can catch him using the developer console.
when he starts falling of his rail, open the console and enter this command:
ent_fire !picker enablepickup; ent_fire !picker use
then you will be holding him, but when you plug him into the "stick", he acts like he fell to the ground. then you can pull him out, but if plug him back, he will do nothing.
and his dialog at the end doesn't change because catching him at this point was intended to be impossible.
(sorry for my bad english)
It's impossible to catch Wheatley. When he changes his charakter to evil, he talks about that moment you haven't catched him. I think it's a solution to why we can't do it - it would change his dialoug, and maybe he wouldn't be so evil, because you helped him.
I actually did catch him, I don't know why you all think it's impossible... I did it twice and know other people who did so it's obviously possible. After you catch him he says something like
"I thought I was going to die! Thank you"