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#1 09-10-2008 06:44:56

Gman
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Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I really can't for the life of me figure out how to get across this first layered-level acceleration puzzle. They said to crouch while in the air, which does not seem to help me at all. I know the exit portal will have to be on the top square, but i just can't get the momentum.

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#2 09-10-2008 07:03:36

moonpies
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I'm having the same problem has Gman.
Just seems like the height isn't there.

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#3 09-10-2008 07:32:28

unclesam098
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Yeah, Having problems too. Just can't 'see' how to get the height.

Also, there is too much forward momentum to stop me midair and land another jump.

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#4 09-10-2008 07:33:29

grendyll
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Ok, finally figured this out.   You can ignore the moving platform, as the VO reveals at the end, it's a red herring (which is kind of a nice way of staying in the spirit of the original - if much, much harder so far).  I digress... 

Obviously get the blue/orange portal gun from the other room.  Then shoot an entrance portal  in the floor on the far right side of the room (as you face the exit).  Shoot the exit portal at the wall above you, on the same side or the room, as high as possible.  You're not going to jump into the portal the first time.  The key to the room is there's not enough distance to double portal if you have any forward velocity from the first jump.  So just step through the first time, let yourself drop and then shoot a new portal on the ground while you're falling for your second long drop.  Crouch and the momentum will carry you to the top platform and the exit.

If you can get the two portals set up right, you actually never have to shoot another entrance after your first drop.  Just step through and aim for the same portal again.  That's how I finally beat it.  If not, you may have to make an adjustment once or twice with your entrance portal while in midflight.

I'm enjoying the game but sheesh is it harder than the first.  And thanks for introducing the mechanic of speed crouching on level 2 but mentioning it for the first time on level 3.  Still, very nice and polished homage to the original so far.

Best of luck,

Grendyll

Last edited by grendyll (09-10-2008 07:36:24)

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#5 09-10-2008 07:40:48

unclesam098
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I'm confused by your wording.

I've always used crouching, even through the original Portal (I've always used crouch while jumping in air... CS taught me that.), so this speed crouching is nothing new to me.

However, I'm still not able to get enough momentum. Your wording just doesn't make sense to me. Can you youtube it or something?

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#6 09-10-2008 08:39:35

antiswipe
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I am still stuck on this level as well. I am utterly speechless at the fact I can't figure this out...

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#7 09-10-2008 08:54:39

Az
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Easiest way. Make sure you at the level just below the top. Put your first portal on the top moving platform as far right as it can go. Jump towards the floor and shoot a portal before you hit. Make sure you jump don't try and step down. Hold crouch.

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#8 09-10-2008 08:55:39

Az
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I don't know how to put it on youtube but if someone can tell me how to do that I'll put it up.

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#9 09-10-2008 09:04:13

antiswipe
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Hmm, trying the suggestion now...

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#10 09-10-2008 09:06:19

cyberia
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

yeah i'm really confused as well i could really use a video tut like i been using the crouching thing but i really don't what to do i put all the portals in said spots(i think) but for the life of god i dont know what to do

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#11 09-10-2008 09:10:42

antiswipe
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Yeah, it got me a bit further up but not enough to clear it. Close though

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#12 09-10-2008 09:12:51

Az
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Hmm just figuring out how to record it.

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#13 09-10-2008 09:14:57

antiswipe
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Use fraps

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#14 09-10-2008 09:15:12

cyberia
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

someone tell AZ how to put it up on youtube i need this tongue lol

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#15 09-10-2008 09:17:16

Az
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Lol I just installed fraps

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#16 09-10-2008 09:21:18

antiswipe
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

*shurgs*

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#17 09-10-2008 09:29:36

cyberia
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

meh

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#18 09-10-2008 09:33:32

Az
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Damnit I'm trying but the videos aren't working

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#19 09-10-2008 09:34:13

cyberia
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

:'(

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#20 09-10-2008 09:34:35

antiswipe
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I GOT IT!!!! Ok, do exactly as Az said but when you create the portal at your feet for the final jump, jump right before you go through the portal to make yourself launch.

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#21 09-10-2008 09:36:53

Az
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Don't try and create the floor portal first and aim for it. You shoot it just before you land.

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#22 09-10-2008 09:42:51

antiswipe
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Yeah, but right when you shoot the portal, jump again

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#23 09-10-2008 09:44:45

Drummersambo
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Finally that was pissing me off thanks grendyll for help this is an awesome mod

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#24 09-10-2008 09:54:17

cyberia
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

yeah I'm quite a sad panda right now I still cant figure it out and am start to play other games plz some1 help me restore faith in this game

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#25 09-10-2008 09:54:43

Az
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

So you mean jump again in mid-air?

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