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#26 09-10-2008 09:56:15

antiswipe
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

No, right as you pass through the portal, jump. It propels you just enough to clear it.

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#27 09-10-2008 10:00:40

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I figured out something that I think helps a lot. Go to the options menu and turn off "portal funnel". It's designed to pull you toward the center of a floor portal, so that it's harder to miss, but in order to get that extra bit of distance on this one, you have to land as close to the opposite tip of the portal as possible, so that you exit the portal as high as possible. Or at least that's why I think it helps. I spent ages trying to do this, then turned portal funnel off, and got it two tries later. Hope it helps!

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#28 09-10-2008 10:01:20

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

* Put the exit (orange) portal at the top of the wall facing the big stairs.
* Fling yourself to the second step using a blue portal on the floor.
* Let the moving wall come out of the static wall and don't use it.
* Jump and keep crouching from the second step to the floor of the room and fire another blue portal just before you reach the floor (and keep pressing the forward button).
* That should do it.

Also, it is feasible with and without the Portal funnel.

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#29 09-10-2008 10:07:21

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

His_Ryanness wrote:

I figured out something that I think helps a lot. Go to the options menu and turn off "portal funnel". It's designed to pull you toward the center of a floor portal, so that it's harder to miss, but in order to get that extra bit of distance on this one, you have to land as close to the opposite tip of the portal as possible, so that you exit the portal as high as possible. Or at least that's why I think it helps. I spend ages trying to do this, then turned portal funnel off, and got it two tries later. Hope it helps!

ok this works got it on the 3rd try after i read and did just that

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#30 09-10-2008 10:09:58

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

All I can say is that this game is WAY harder than the original one.


That's right yo Blubbo Heads the Thick 'N Nasty EEUNGH!

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#31 09-10-2008 10:10:12

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Skeeter wrote:

All I can say is that this game is WAY harder than the original one.

That was the point smile

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#32 09-10-2008 10:14:22

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Yeah just figured the difficulty curve wouldn't be like babbling brook to MOUNT DOOM!

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#33 09-10-2008 10:19:04

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

To be perfectly frank, while the idea of making portal more challenging is commendable, I don't particularly like this approach. It doesn't really require more creativity, it just requires a tighter execution of an old puzzle solution. It's frustrating and tedious. I'm only on chamber 4, so I've yet to see the majority of the game, but I'm not particularly impressed with these first few chambers.

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#34 09-10-2008 10:20:20

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Then don't play?

The harder the obstacle, the better the feeling when overcoming it.

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#35 09-10-2008 10:23:04

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

unclesam098 wrote:

Then don't play?

I was about to say that.
You didn't pay for it, you got it for FREE.
If you don't like it, just don't play it.
It's not because YOU don't like it, that EVERYONE don't like it.

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#36 09-10-2008 10:28:50

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to say that it was BAD, in fact I am actually enjoying myself, what with the dialog, and the fact that I'm solving new Portal puzzles for free. I only meant to offer some small criticism, and clarify the difference between what I feel is fun difficulty and what I feel is annoying difficulty. I think I was just frustrated that I keep missing this damn platform by INCHES... grrrr.

Think I'll save it for the feedback forum. And finish it before I open my mouth again.

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#37 09-10-2008 10:43:59

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

Ok, I admit it, when I finally landed that platform it felt pretty damn good.

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#38 09-10-2008 10:51:28

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

His_Ryanness wrote:

Think I'll save it for the feedback forum. And finish it before I open my mouth again.

No that's OK.
Just a little misunderstanding.
Keep posting if you need/want to.

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#39 09-10-2008 11:20:38

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

i keep hitting the sign on the far side of the room! =P

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#40 09-10-2008 16:13:48

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

NykO18 wrote:

Also, it is feasible with and without the Portal funnel.

What is the Portal funnel?  Is that kind of like training wheels that help you when you jump for your portal and you keep missing the mark?  lol


You may not want this.
But people may want it.
We can't make a different game for every people.
-Nicolas, on the subject of The Difficulty

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#41 09-10-2008 16:14:21

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

You got it smile

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#42 09-10-2008 16:52:32

James_dude2000
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

NykO18 wrote:

* Put the exit (orange) portal at the top of the wall facing the big stairs.
* Fling yourself to the second step using a blue portal on the floor.
* Let the moving wall come out of the static wall and don't use it.
* Jump and keep crouching from the second step to the floor of the room and fire another blue portal just before you reach the floor (and keep pressing the forward button).
* That should do it.

Also, it is feasible with and without the Portal funnel.

The key is KEEP PRESSING THE FORWARD BUTTON, as far as I can tell, this fling is impossible if you do not keep pressing the forward button

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#43 09-10-2008 17:47:18

iddqd
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I solved the long jump in Chamber 3 by exploiting Havok's shoddy physics. Basically you can get one security camera in the chamber with the long jump. Take it with you on top of the platform that extends to hinder your efforts. You can use the newly extended platform as a trampoline. As you jump, drop the camera on top of yourself. With any luck, the physics will create a positive feedback loop and give you a nice boost as you're going through the portal in the floor.

You could also try putting the camera upright on top of the extended platform and then jumping off it. It's harder to pull off, in my opinion but also works.

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#44 09-10-2008 19:20:10

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

MUCH EASIER WAY:

Ignore both moving walls, use the patch of wall that is in the top left that did not move. This allows you to loop thru the portals to gain speed, more like the real portal levels.

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#45 09-10-2008 19:26:40

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I got through using the "useless" wall.

I turned off the funnel. That helps with  the"missed it by inches problem"

It is sad that the wall that moves out is "totally useless". Not at all. I put a blue prtal on the top wall part and an orange on a wall part near the entrance. I simple stepped through the orange one and came out through the blue one onto the "red herring" wall. Then I stepped off the "red herring" wall and shot an orange prtal below me, pressing crouch the whole time.   ZOOOMM!!! I made it!

Yes this is harder than the first. But I am having more of a sense of accomplishment than I did before. Nicely done. These forums will be key in playing this!

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#46 09-10-2008 20:36:14

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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

MSR wrote:

MUCH EASIER WAY:

Ignore both moving walls, use the patch of wall that is in the top left that did not move. This allows you to loop thru the portals to gain speed, more like the real portal levels.

did it first time after I read this! ty!

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#47 09-10-2008 21:18:44

Wishbone
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

That's how I got up there too.

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#48 09-10-2008 21:34:44

Hiver
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

I put together a video for this level. If you don't mind giving my blog a hit you can click here otherwise it's on youtube here. I'll try to get tutorials up for all the levels on the blog by the end of the day.

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#49 09-10-2008 23:08:49

WackoMcGoose
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

You have to crouch in midair? *facepalm*
I kept trying what I know of flinging for about ten minutes. Then I finally gave up and used sv_gravity to get up...

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#50 09-10-2008 23:45:53

Bombheart
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Re: Chamber 03: Get the Blue

BoomRocker wrote:

I got through using the "useless" wall.

I turned off the funnel. That helps with  the"missed it by inches problem"

It is sad that the wall that moves out is "totally useless". Not at all. I put a blue prtal on the top wall part and an orange on a wall part near the entrance. I simple stepped through the orange one and came out through the blue one onto the "red herring" wall. Then I stepped off the "red herring" wall and shot an orange prtal below me, pressing crouch the whole time.   ZOOOMM!!! I made it!

Yes this is harder than the first. But I am having more of a sense of accomplishment than I did before. Nicely done. These forums will be key in playing this!

Golly, I came here to suggest this, thinking no one thought of it. Heheh.
Well, this worked for me on the first time, so uh... try, folks.

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