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In "Cold Boot", on GLaDOS 7 -- the first time I encounter a companion cube -- the Material Emancipation grid is broken.
GLaDOS makes a point of pointing this out, and saying
don't take anything with you in her extra dramatic voice... which implies I should take the Companion Cube with me.
But I can't figure out how to! I need the cube on the switch to open the door, and I don't see any way to get the cube without closing the door to Floor 7.
Is this possible?
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Apr 19, 2011 at 21:50
Jeff Atwood Jeff Atwood
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The wall past the emancipation grid (once you've gone through the door) will accept portals. Put one in there, get the cube and let the door close, and portal through.
Apr 19, 2011 at 21:53
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When you place it on the button, put it as far towards the upper ledge (down and to the right in the picture) as possible. Place portals on either side of the door (GLaDOS lampshades how there isn't an emancipation field as you note), then go back and grab it. Crouch and get as close as possible; it may take some repositioning.
It awards an achievement when completed, Preservation of Mass:
Apr 19, 2011 at 21:57
Nick T Nick T
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If you go past the broken Emancipation Grill, you'll find a hallway full of portal-compatible walls.
Do the following:
Put a portal on one of the walls past the grill
Go back out through the broken grill
Hop down to the ledge your Faithful Friend is sitting on
Grab your Faithful Friend
Jump down to the very bottom of the test chamber (the spot where the floors and walls are all white and where the Discouragement Beam is being fired out of one of the walls)
Put your Faithful Friend down (Don't kill him, though. For the love of Gaben Newel, don't kill him again.)
Put the opposite-color portal on one of the walls (i.e., if you used Blue for the first portal, put Orange for the second portal, and vice versa.)
Grab your Faithful Friend
Go through the portal you just shot
Carry him to the elevator
Watch GLaDOS torture you even further by watching her "fizzle" him again
Earn an achievement for your troubles
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