Portal 2 Catch-All

From what I've seen, people suspect early DLC. In memos sent to games journalists there was mention of the Pneumatic Diversity Vents that were originally supposed to be in Portal 2, but never made it.

cube wrote:

Out of curiosity, how many chapters are there?

Spoiler:

9

Gee the countdown led to... a broken page after some text...?

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Gee the countdown led to... a broken page after some text...?

It was a thank you page URL. I don't know if it completely loaded for me, but on the bottom left it said the cake was a lie with a potato in front of the writing. A bunch of vegetation up the left side, then some writing on the top that I think was RG with something drawn to the right side of the letters. Like a big underlined X that's stretched.

And I think some blue gel on the bottom of the page.

EDIT: And now it's up for all to see. My memory wasn't that bad.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Gee the countdown led to... a broken page after some text...?

It was just a thank you to Valve and the indie devs who helped from the fans running the ARG solving wiki/IRC, but it was linked to as official thing and the website was crushed under all the hits.

Thank you Dr. Awkward for helping me get the Professor achievement in Co-op. I have a feeling that one may end up being pretty hard to get further down the road.

Looking for a coop partner if anyone's up for it. If you've not already done so, friend me up on Steam (link in sig).

Need someone who hasn't done the final levels of coop yet.

I've got coop done. I don't know why but that last course seemed significantly more difficult than the other ones.

Hopefully I can hook up with somebody that hasn't run through it yet for the Professor Portal achievement this weekend. I still need most of the coop achievements so if anybody wants to do an achievement run, I'm game.

Gaald wrote:

Thank you Dr. Awkward for helping me get the Professor achievement in Co-op. I have a feeling that one may end up being pretty hard to get further down the road.

My pleasure. With the twins fussing and lack of voice com you'd have been as well off partnering with a palsy stricken circus bear but as long as you got your achievement all is well.

Tannhauser wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:

Do you need to completely finish coop to get the Professor Portal achievement or can you get after you've progressed past the tutorial

Yes, you have to complete co-op before the achievement is possible.

I've finished co-op, but I'd be happy to try for some of the achievements with people. Just hit up Rebel Blob on Steam tonight and over the weekend.

What, Rebel Blob is the famous Tannhauser?

Mind blown...

Anyway up for some virgin co-op, just message Titanis.

This goddamn game. Bravo.

I've been wanting to play co-op with someone who hasn't played it yet so that we both go into it fresh, but the Playstation Network is down and the PC version seems to only run when it feels like it for absolutely no discernable reason, which is almost never.

Seriously, it ran perfectly the first time I booted it up, then the next time I tried it crashed after the loading screen. Went online, tried a bunch of stuff, tweaked settings, verified files, uninstalled, reinstalled, added exceptions to anti-virus programs and firewalls, turned off anti-virus and firewalls, fiddled with graphics drivers, even set the executable to run in different compatibility modes and as an administrator, until finally it booted up and worked perfectly again. Then a little later I tried to run it again, but only after I went through everything and checked to make sure it was all exactly the same as it was the last time it ran successfully. I haven't been able to get the game to run since. The only thing keeping me from being insanely angry at reality is the disc sitting in my PS3 ready to go at a moment's notice.

And this is why I play more console games than PC games.

Anyway, point is, any chance there's someone around who is holding off on playing co-op for a little while for whatever reason, or by Monday should I expect every single person in the known universe to have played and finished co-op?

MechaSlinky wrote:

I've been wanting to play co-op with someone who hasn't played it yet so that we both go into it fresh, but the Playstation Network is down and the PC version seems to only run when it feels like it for absolutely no discernable reason, which is almost never.

Seriously, it ran perfectly the first time I booted it up, then the next time I tried it crashed after the loading screen. Went online, tried a bunch of stuff, tweaked settings, verified files, uninstalled, reinstalled, added exceptions to anti-virus programs and firewalls, turned off anti-virus and firewalls, fiddled with graphics drivers, even set the executable to run in different compatibility modes and as an administrator, until finally it booted up and worked perfectly again. Then a little later I tried to run it again, but only after I went through everything and checked to make sure it was all exactly the same as it was the last time it ran successfully. I haven't been able to get the game to run since. The only thing keeping me from being insanely angry at reality is the disc sitting in my PS3 ready to go at a moment's notice.

And this is why I play more console games than PC games.

Anyway, point is, any chance there's someone around who is holding off on playing co-op for a little while for whatever reason, or by Monday should I expect every single person in the known universe to have played and finished co-op?

I haven't touched co-op yet. And I probably won't for another week or two (final exams and university graduation coming quick). You'll still be able to find people I'm sure.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

I've got coop done. I don't know why but that last course seemed significantly more difficult than the other ones.

Weird. I thought the last "world" or whatever was a lot easier than the 4th one.

I'll be around most of today if any co-op virgins want to give it a go. I did do the first few rooms with Phishposer before his internet blew up, but we didn't get very far into it.

I too will likely be able to get a bit of co-op in this afternoon when the babies take naps.

Word on the street about PSN now is that somehow people were able to get free downloads from the PSN, so they took it down to fix the exploit.

Anyway, I'm still waiting on that to come back up to get co-op trophies.

I'm a co-op virgin. I'll probably be online later this afternoon or this evening, if anyone wants their Prof achievement -- or if another virgin wants to stumble awkwardly through it with me.

If I'm at Chapter 7 of the single player, would it still be spoilery to start coop?

indy wrote:

If I'm at Chapter 7 of the single player, would it still be spoilery to start coop?

Not exactly, but I would definitely finish the single player if you can. It just feels perfect starting up the coop having finished the single player. Also, you may not have experienced a couple of the mechanics in single player yet (I forget how far you are in chapter 7).

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
indy wrote:

If I'm at Chapter 7 of the single player, would it still be spoilery to start coop?

Not exactly, but I would definitely finish the single player if you can. It just feels perfect starting up the coop having finished the single player. Also, you may not have experienced a couple of the mechanics in single player yet (I forget how far you are in chapter 7).

By Chapter 7 you will have faced:

Spoiler:

Lasers and their Reflection Boxes
Aerial Faith Plates
Turrets
Light Bridges
Blue Gel

You will not have faced:

Spoiler:

Gravity Beams
Frankencubes!

Depending on how far into Chapter 7:

Spoiler:

Orange Gel
White Gel

I think. I might be a little off there.

Well, that Super 8 thing under Extras was a cool marketing idea, but it did nothing to get me more interested in the film. Instead it was just another painful reminder about how I desperately want them to put out another Half-Life game using the current version of that engine.

kaptainbarbosa wrote:

Well, that Super 8 thing under Extras was a cool marketing idea, but it did nothing to get me more interested in the film. Instead it was just another painful reminder about how I desperately want them to put out another Half-Life game using the current version of that engine.

+1

Speedhuntr wrote:
kaptainbarbosa wrote:

Well, that Super 8 thing under Extras was a cool marketing idea, but it did nothing to get me more interested in the film. Instead it was just another painful reminder about how I desperately want them to put out another Half-Life game using the current version of that engine.

+1

x2

Also, it didn't really run that great on my not-so-great computational device, which made me sad, especially considering Portal 2 runs mostly fine. Hopefully if Episode 3 ever comes out, they'll do something similar with the PS3/PC thing.

Also, I found out how to fix my problem with the PC version. I have to fiddle with the compatibility settings every time I want to play. If it's not set to any specific compatibility mode before I want to play, I have to set it to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3. If that's already turned on before I want to play, I have to turn it off. No idea why and it's pretty stupid, but at least it works. If anyone else is experiencing a similar problem and has an integrated Intel graphics card, this might be the solution for you as well.

So, yeah, I'll actually be able to play co-op whenever I finish single-player. Now I just have to figure out if the headset-thingies I have for PC and PS3 actually work.

This game makes me obscenely happy.

That is all.

EDIT: Please add me to the group, thanks!

Schmutzli wrote:

This game makes me obscenely happy.

That is all.

EDIT: Please add me to the group, thanks!

Invite sent!

Finished, twice. I that been a long time since I have done that. It was a fantastic experience.

Just finished it and I have to say it was even better than the original. Valve did a tremendous job with the different environments and the writing was top notch. On to the coop!

please add me to the steam group!

Finished the game, but too lazy to go back and read all the fun spoilery discussion over the last few pages. Hoping to see more in the spoiler thread, and hit up some people for co-op. later!