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Questions tagged [portal-2]

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

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Why am I falling through floor near linked_portal_doors?

I am creating a map for Portal 2 in Hammer and I have a few linked_portal_doors. The floor near some of them makes you fall through. Can someone please tell me why and how to fix it?
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How do I get these weird Material Emancipation Grills? [closed]

I was playing a community-made Portal 2 and i came across weird looking Material Emancipation Grills. There were a couple of them, a purple one and an orange one, and they both did something unique. ...
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How to fix random crashes with Linux+AMD on Vulkan & Source Engine games?

Problems: TF2 crash after 30 minutes of gameplay with random texture or dx8 errors Source games like Portal 2 (and mods like Thinking with Time Machine) or Insurgency does not start or crash Vulkan ...
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Puzzlemaker in Portal 2

I want to connect 2 button to one single dropper. I know how to connect but split into 2 connectors isolated... I don't know how to. I'll make a example: As normally, if i connect 2 objects to the ...
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Portal 2 Authoring tools problem

I have a problem getting the Portal 2 Authoring tools to run. Since I didn't have any storage space on drive C I moved the game (Portal2) to drive F and re installed Portal2 Auth. tools. The game ...
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Portal 2 re-downloads deleted community maps

When I try delete the files directly from the workshop folder on my computer, they are downloaded again when I start up Portal 2? How do I delete them permanently? They are taking up 5GB of space!
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Is there any way to change the main menu music in Portal 2?

I was wondering if there is any way to change the main menu music in Portal 2
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Game physics: Why don't the turrets experience recoil? [closed]

I am not completely sure if this is the best forum to discuss gaming physics (there is no tag for it), and this is certainly a game about portals. But when the turrets in portal 2 fire at you, the ...
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Invert controller on Portal 2

I've recently started playing with a controller, but I haven't been able to invert the camera control (right joystick). Some information: Running on Windows 10 but streamed to Linux Controller is ...
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Is Portal 2 available on Mac?

Is Portal 2 available on Mac? If it is then I would buy it, because it is my favorite game.
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“Unable to load manifest file”

When I start Portal 2, I get the following error message: Afterwards, the game just crashes, leaving me unable to play the game. Why is this happening, and how can I fix it?
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Unable to open Portal 2 Authoring tools

This is really confusing me. So I have a Microsoft Windows laptop, and I've played Portal 1 and 2 for AGES. I recently heard about Hammer, and I found out that the place to use it is on the Authoring ...
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'Unable to load manifest file' when running Portal 2

I recently deleted and reinstalled Steam and my games because they weren't working properly. I just finished installing Portal 2, hit play, and it showed an error message: Unable to load manifest ...
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How to edit Aerial Faith Plate trajectory?

So, I have this map that has a pretty low ceiling and a hidden aeriel faith plate. Whenever the faith plate gets triggered, my head hits the ceiling. I have a lot of panels and other stuff set up and ...
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How do I change Portal 2 subtitle language?

I'm a native English speaker (born in US to Swedish parents) and I run a Swedish YouTube channel. Would it be possible to set Portal 2 CC to Swedish? I've set the language in Steam to Swedish (Right-...
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Portal 2 - What are these strange floating boxes in the void?

In Portal 2, when I no clip through the world, I sometimes notice these unreachable boxes, and different shapes floating in the middle of nowhere. This map was made by valve, and you can see these ...
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Portal 2 will not launch on windows 10, but the CD version will

I have portal 2 on a cd that I just found. At first, the CD was not working, so I bought it off of steam. After fiddling with the steam version for what feels like 5-6 hours, i have done the following:...
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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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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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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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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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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 mouse?...
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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 Atlas/...
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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've 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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' flags ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Portal 2 Trailer Music

What is the music in the Investment Opportunity trailer? I'm not talking about Reconstructing Science, I'm talking about the wake-up sound (the one that also plays during the movement tutorial in the ...
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Portal 2 crashes on startup in Windows 8.1 preview

Ever since I got Windows 8.1 preview, Portal 2 seems to crash after 5 seconds when I launch it. I could launch it fine when I had Windows 8! Has anyone got it to work on Windows 8.1? If so how?
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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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Any fix for Portal 2 hang/freeze on PS3?

I checked out a copy of Portal 2 from the library, hoping to spend part of Father's Day gaming. Whenever I put the weighted cube on the switch in test chamber 6, my PS3 freezes. I've cleaned my disc ...