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#1 23-12-2008 10:34:48

KILLEROFTHEDEATHS
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HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

Hi i have a problem I have downloaded Portal on:

http://www.bigdownload.com/games/half-l … newComment .

But I cant play it. sad

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#2 23-12-2008 10:46:09

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

You need to install it to SourceMods in your steamapps folder, not the original Portal directory; Portal Prelude is not a map pack. Also, remember that you need to restart Steam by right-clicking on the Steam icon in your system tray and selecting "Exit" and then relaunching after you've installed Prelude.

Hope that helps.

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#3 23-12-2008 14:59:22

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

It doesnt work. Mybe its important: Its in the folder steamapps

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#4 23-12-2008 15:55:55

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

It should be in steamapps/SourceMods.

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#5 25-12-2008 11:52:54

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

HI!i have the same problem:i have installed the game in the specified folder,but i don't know what to do next.
Could you help me?(You have to explain in details if you can).thanks

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#6 25-12-2008 12:57:01

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

After you've installed Prelude, exit Steam fully by right-clicking on the Steam icon in your system tray and selecting "Exit". Relaunch Steam and then launch Prelude by double-clicking "Portal: Prelude" in your Steam games list.

I hope that helps.

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#7 25-12-2008 16:32:52

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

Sorry for disturbing again,but I don't know how to add "portal" to "my game " list in steam.If you could help me with this problem.Thank you

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#8 25-12-2008 18:29:37

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

Portal or Portal: Prelude? They're not the same thing. Portal is a game created by Valve, and Portal: Prelude is a mod. This website is for Portal: Prelude. If you don't have Portal you can buy it from the Steam Store.

I hope that helps.

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#9 25-12-2008 19:01:34

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

Portal:prelude.Sorry for not mention it.I have the original game and I have recently installed the Portal:Prelude in steammaps/Sourcemods.I don't have either Portal or Portal:Prelude in "My game" list from Steam and I don't know how to add them.I have bought both games from a PC magasine with cd.I finished "portal" and now I don't know how to start portal:prelude.I read that i have to put it in the list  "my games" on steam,but I just don't know how to do it(sorry  if i wasn't more specific before,my english isn't so good).Please help me if you can.Thanks again and sorry for the annoyance

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#10 25-12-2008 21:17:47

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

If you have a genuine, legal copy of Portal it should almost definitely be in the list. If your copy of Portal is pirated, I'm not going to offer anymore assistance. Also could you tell me the exact directory of where you installed Portal: Prelude?

Thanks.

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#11 26-12-2008 18:02:46

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

No,I bought Portal from a shop.There is a code oin the game's manual.Do I have to write it on Steam?(I mean to activate it?).
The path is this:c\program files\portal\steam\steamapps\SourceMods\portal prelude

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#12 26-12-2008 18:08:14

cbrain
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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

So have you actually installed Portal yet? Portal Prelude needs Portal, if you can't start it, that's why!

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#13 26-12-2008 21:26:27

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

I heard there's some retail version of Portal that don't really need Steam to work.
I don't know why they did it, but I don't think the mod is compatible with non-steam versions of Portal.
You can at least try to integrate your Portal into Steam, but without Steam, you can't make the mod to work.

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#14 27-12-2008 09:15:59

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

At last,I did it.
I put Portal on steam(that code must be activated on steam)
As for Portal:Prelude I did something simple(though not very good).I copied the maps from"Prelude" and pasted them over the original portal maps.It's strange,but it seems that I can still play the old portal(With saves and everything) and on "bonus maps"it appears"Portal:prelude Mod Bonus Maps".They work very fine and are cooler than the original portal game.
Thanks for the help,I'llcontact you if I have another problem.

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#15 27-12-2008 10:50:01

cbrain
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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

If you've activated Portal on Steam you should now be able to run Prelude properly.

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#16 19-12-2009 17:43:31

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

I just downloaded the game and I did everything needed, I installed it in steamapps/sourcemods and I right-clicked exit on steam and then opened it again, but what do I have to do now. I don't get it sad

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#17 19-12-2009 20:56:34

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

Isn't the game in your games list?
I don't know how to help you, did you read the FAQ beforehand?
http://www.portalprelude.com/faq.php

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#18 19-12-2009 23:00:33

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

I have the normal Portal in the game list, but I didn't buy it. I downloaded it, it's a steam version though, is that maybe the reason??

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#19 20-12-2009 01:06:50

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

If by "I didn't buy it" you meant "I pirated it", yes, this is normal, and won't work with a pirated version.

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#20 20-12-2009 13:16:28

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

ey, dude. I'm sorry. I've seen a clip on youtube about Prelude and I thought that it's free, so I downloaded it. But now I see that you have to buy it, so i guess i'll just go pay for it.

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#21 20-12-2009 17:07:31

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

Oh, Portal: Prelude is free, but this isn't a game, this a an add-on.
You need the original Portal game to play it, that's all.

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#22 20-12-2009 20:33:10

flippy95
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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

ok, I have original portal, but it's pirated

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#23 15-05-2010 01:36:47

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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

NykO he didn't pirate it. Steam is giving out free portal right now. Anyways, install SDK base.

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#24 16-05-2010 01:09:42

Martin 71
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Re: HOw to start Portal Prelude after download

Hey, i've got the same problem... i got portal on steam for free (some promo) and now, when i try to do the prelude, it says you must have a steam game installed?

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