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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 10:44 PM
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Portal 2 Summer Mapping Initiative Winners or, If You Have Portal 2, Get These Maps

A screenshot from Edifice, runner-up in the contest. That light bridge and at least one other one cannot be moved or shut off
and there's nothing beyond them to put a portal on. There's a button on the floor behind each.

Via Rock, Paper, Shotgun:

Ah, summer. The lazy days, the warm breezes, the gigantic storm clouds, rain showers and lightning storms ravaging the local area. You know, I think Id be better off staying inside. But thats alright, because the Portal 2 Summer Mapping Initiative winners have been announced! Or rather, one winner and two plucky runner ups have been chosen from the 280 entries into the grand map-making competition for the well-received physics-bending puzzler. Whos it going to be? Drumroll, please


First Place: Patent Pending by Ebola

Second Place: Infinifling by MrTwoVideoCards (oooh, get you)

Runner Up: Edifice by Omnicoder

They each win bags of lovely Aperture Science themed swag for their troubles, the talented trio.

Visit the site (or just go Googling) to download the maps. Extract the .bsp file if necessary, and plop it into your

(assuming default install location)

C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\steamapps\common\portal 2\maps when on Windows


~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Portal 2/portal2/maps when using a Mac.

Open Portal 2, go to Options -> Keyboard and Mouse, enable the developer console if you haven't already, hit the ~ (tilde) key, and type

map *mapname*

in the box at the bottom (ex., 'map edifice' without the quotemarks). Note, if this is the first time you've done this, that you can use this same command to load any particular map, from start to finish. Neat, huh?

We computer gamers get all the nifty perks :D
I've played Edifice, and it's tough as nails, especially its second room. I can only imagine what the other two will be like.
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