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#26 13-04-2011 18:50:02

jakeslogan
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Registered: 13-04-2011

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

feyt wrote:

I follow up to step 13, but I keep getting the message that the "...name in the Target box is not valid."

Should the full target name be:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\(USERNAME)\portal\hl2.exe-applaunch 400 -game C:\Program1\portalprelude"
?

No, you put the second(") in the wrong place. It should be:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\(USERNAME)\portal\hl2.exe" -applaunch 400 -game "C:\Program1\portalprelude"

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#27 17-04-2011 07:14:37

p0rtal_gamer3
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Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

Dootuz wrote:

Hey, I made this tutorial when I couldn't get it to work. Hope it helps people.i do every thing that you told,so please help me


To Install Portal Prelude, by Dootuz

This is for Windows 7 64bit
(For 32 bit just don’t include the "(x86)" in anything and it should be fine)


1.    Install Portal
2.    Install Portal: Prelude
3.    Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods
4.    Now make a new folder in C:\ and call it “Program1” without the quotes (Yes Program1, just Program messes with something with Windows)
5.    In C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods there is a folder called “portal prelude”
6.    Rename it from “portal prelude” and delete the space, make it “portalprelude”
7.    Now take it and copy it to the folder C:\Program1
8.    Now go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\ (USERNAME)\portal
9.    Now make a shortcut of "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\(USERNAME)\portal\hl2.exe"
10.    Now take that shortcut and place it in C:\Program1
11.    Now name the short cut “Portal Prelude”
12.    Now right click the short cut and go to properties
13.    Now under Target add at the end of the Target field, -applaunch 400 -game C:\Program1\portalprelude (I got this code off another video, for doing something close but not the same thing, the code (after modifying it) works now. for this).
14.    Then make a shortcut of that shortcut and place it on your desktop.
15.    Play the game.

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#28 17-04-2011 07:16:13

p0rtal_gamer3
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Registered: 17-04-2011

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

I cant go to portal prelude,program1 been made,then what

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#29 23-04-2011 12:08:55

UnrealRaw
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Registered: 23-04-2011

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

I think using Desura will work. I'll test and post back if it works or not.

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#30 02-05-2011 01:34:17

iziel
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Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

There are a few good ideas in the comments as well. I will need to try this and that and see what is best.

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#31 06-05-2011 01:36:37

timmytwoknees
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Registered: 06-05-2011

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

I picked up a copy of portal while valve was giving it away free and I've only now dabbled in mods for valve games (eg HL2, EP1 and EP2).

Anyway, I decided to try the Portal Prelude mod as it look pretty cool so I downloaded and installed the files as necessary. I started Steam and I noticed that Prelude was in my library so I clicked play and lo and behold, it worked with no problems first time.

I've read over the steps given by various posters which sound reasonable enough but in my case, there was no need to do anything other that run the game from my Steam library.

What I think the solution is, is to install the Source SDK files (Source SDK, SDK 2006 and SDK 2007) located from the View -> Tools option within Steam. This was given as a solution to problems for the HL2 Cinematic Mod so I'm thinking it could offer the same here? I don't know how the Source engine works at all but from my thinking, the SDK contains all the necessary files to allow various mods to work properly.

I could be wrong but I figured it's worth mentioning as it could be the simplest solution. My apologies if this has been given as a potential solution in the past, I didn't browse around the forums too much.

If anyone else gives it a shot and everything works ok, maybe post your results?

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#32 27-05-2011 15:19:18

swanley
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Registered: 27-05-2011

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

I am having so much trouble installing as well this is really helping though smile.

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#33 09-06-2011 12:42:02

Arashiix3
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Registered: 09-06-2011

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

Hi, uh i just want to ask. I'm using windows 7 and i tried everything. everything works but there is no target in the properties. help...?

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#34 22-11-2011 02:58:29

tefff
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Registered: 22-11-2011

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

Hi there!

I got it working with my free edition (Sept. 2011)  moving the mod files to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\(USERNAME)\portal\portal" smile
Hope it helps!


http://i41.tinypic.com/2llh9nm.jpg

Last edited by tefff (22-11-2011 03:06:04)

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#35 26-03-2012 21:45:51

H3R01234
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Registered: 24-03-2012

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

Arashiix3 wrote:

Hi, uh i just want to ask. I'm using windows 7 and i tried everything. everything works but there is no target in the properties. help...?

I hve the same problem and I'm colmpletely stuck there. WHERE IS THIS MAGICAL TARGET BOX IN WINDOWS 7?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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#36 23-04-2012 03:11:42

killer2droids
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Registered: 23-04-2012

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

This is what happens when i boot the game: Error! Setup file 'gameinfo.txt' doesn't exist in subdirectory 'hl2'. Check your -game parameter or VCONFIG setting. Please help me! I was told it would help with the error and image problems!

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#37 15-07-2012 10:59:29

Moonknight
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Registered: 15-07-2012

Re: How to install Portal Prelude with the free Portal.

Whenever I Start it up I get the message Can't find background image materials/console/startup_loading.vtf is this just a problem with my program, and if so will re-downloading it help this? thank you in advance.

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