Escapist Testing Initiative (Portal 2 Custom Map Archive & Challenge Circuit)

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Ill grade in gordon's thread.

Ultimate test of not dying (3.5/5)
Stupid Turret by NoQuestionsAsked (3/5)
Labyrinth by DrAksel (4/5) its hard because its dark
Worthless by expendablejim (5/5) very good solution

So I opened my Portal 2 executable to try these new maps, and this happened.

Anyone have tips on how to restart a stopped heart?

Anyways,

Crosswire: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71669328

Take some time to experiment.

Repulsion/Acceleration Gel Storage Solutions: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=72300445

I hit the item limit in this one.

I really like this idea. I look forward to hearing what others say about my maps as well as criticizing others' work. Get building everyone!

lacktheknack:
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The new intro may or may not have caused me to scream and punch my computer...

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:
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The new intro may or may not have caused me to scream and punch my computer...

I actually sank into my chair and yelped. I may have outright died if it turned all the way.

Does anyone mind if I grade the maps in video form with me attempting to beat them? I need new content for my channel and I thought it would be pretty good feedback for other map designers.

On another note about my own maps, for some reason the map data for "foiled again", (seen here http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71450247) has disappeared from my computer so I cannot fix the exploit that is currently in the map. Although I am working on a new map. If I don't sink back into Diablo III, expect to here from me with feedback on others' maps as well as posting a new map or 2.

8bitmaster:
Does anyone mind if I grade the maps in video form with me attempting to beat them? I need new content for my channel and I thought it would be pretty good feedback for other map designers.

On another note about my own maps, for some reason the map data for "foiled again", (seen here http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71450247) has disappeared from my computer so I cannot fix the exploit that is currently in the map. Although I am working on a new map. If I don't sink back into Diablo III, expect to here from me with feedback on others' maps as well as posting a new map or 2.

I'd be honored. Assuming it doesn't degenerate into screams cursing the day I was born. :P

I reject the notion that Force x Velocity = Fun is 1/5. The timing it requires is MUCH too precise. Twenty five attempts later, I rage-quit. I wouldn't even assign it a challenge rating, as the concept is easy enough (if I'm approaching it right), but the execution is nigh-impossible.

I have another chamber, more unorthodox than most.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=73270085

I have another map, called Long Jump.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=72701598

8bitmaster:
Does anyone mind if I grade the maps in video form with me attempting to beat them?

Sure, go ahead.

8bitmaster:
Does anyone mind if I grade the maps in video form with me attempting to beat them? I need new content for my channel and I thought it would be pretty good feedback for other map designers.

On another note about my own maps, for some reason the map data for "foiled again", (seen here http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71450247) has disappeared from my computer so I cannot fix the exploit that is currently in the map. Although I am working on a new map. If I don't sink back into Diablo III, expect to here from me with feedback on others' maps as well as posting a new map or 2.

Everyone is able to grade maps. It's a way of finding consensus on maps that we make since I can't honestly grade myself. I want to make level 4 and 5 maps but they have hilarious exploits....

lacktheknack:
I reject the notion that Force x Velocity = Fun is 1/5. The timing it requires is MUCH too precise. Twenty five attempts later, I rage-quit. I wouldn't even assign it a challenge rating, as the concept is easy enough (if I'm approaching it right), but the execution is nigh-impossible.

Victory! :D

escapist ate my posts.

ignore this

Lord_Ascendant:

8bitmaster:
Does anyone mind if I grade the maps in video form with me attempting to beat them? I need new content for my channel and I thought it would be pretty good feedback for other map designers.

On another note about my own maps, for some reason the map data for "foiled again", (seen here http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71450247) has disappeared from my computer so I cannot fix the exploit that is currently in the map. Although I am working on a new map. If I don't sink back into Diablo III, expect to here from me with feedback on others' maps as well as posting a new map or 2.

Everyone is able to grade maps. It's a way of finding consensus on maps that we make since I can't honestly grade myself. I want to make level 4 and 5 maps but they have hilarious exploits....

lacktheknack:
I reject the notion that Force x Velocity = Fun is 1/5. The timing it requires is MUCH too precise. Twenty five attempts later, I rage-quit. I wouldn't even assign it a challenge rating, as the concept is easy enough (if I'm approaching it right), but the execution is nigh-impossible.

Victory! :D

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:

8bitmaster:
Does anyone mind if I grade the maps in video form with me attempting to beat them? I need new content for my channel and I thought it would be pretty good feedback for other map designers.

On another note about my own maps, for some reason the map data for "foiled again", (seen here http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71450247) has disappeared from my computer so I cannot fix the exploit that is currently in the map. Although I am working on a new map. If I don't sink back into Diablo III, expect to here from me with feedback on others' maps as well as posting a new map or 2.

Everyone is able to grade maps. It's a way of finding consensus on maps that we make since I can't honestly grade myself. I want to make level 4 and 5 maps but they have hilarious exploits....

lacktheknack:
I reject the notion that Force x Velocity = Fun is 1/5. The timing it requires is MUCH too precise. Twenty five attempts later, I rage-quit. I wouldn't even assign it a challenge rating, as the concept is easy enough (if I'm approaching it right), but the execution is nigh-impossible.

Victory! :D

It may be broken I put the blob of water in as a joke thinking it didn't do anything....I'll have to look at it some other time.

When I just had the floor covered with orange gel I could make it all the way over there just fine and made the portals no problem, the water globule must be doing something to the system thats screwing it up. Or the block placement is off. Idk, you need enough momentum from the orange gel.

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:
Everyone is able to grade maps. It's a way of finding consensus on maps that we make since I can't honestly grade myself. I want to make level 4 and 5 maps but they have hilarious exploits....

Victory! :D

It may be broken I put the blob of water in as a joke thinking it didn't do anything....I'll have to look at it some other time.

When I just had the floor covered with orange gel I could make it all the way over there just fine and made the portals no problem, the water globule must be doing something to the system thats screwing it up. Or the block placement is off. Idk, you need enough momentum from the orange gel.

I don't have it. I don't have enough momentum to make to to the panels I'm supposed to jump over.

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:

It may be broken I put the blob of water in as a joke thinking it didn't do anything....I'll have to look at it some other time.

When I just had the floor covered with orange gel I could make it all the way over there just fine and made the portals no problem, the water globule must be doing something to the system thats screwing it up. Or the block placement is off. Idk, you need enough momentum from the orange gel.

I don't have it. I don't have enough momentum to make to to the panels I'm supposed to jump over.

Do you use the orange gel and coat the entire corridor?

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:
It may be broken I put the blob of water in as a joke thinking it didn't do anything....I'll have to look at it some other time.

When I just had the floor covered with orange gel I could make it all the way over there just fine and made the portals no problem, the water globule must be doing something to the system thats screwing it up. Or the block placement is off. Idk, you need enough momentum from the orange gel.

I don't have it. I don't have enough momentum to make to to the panels I'm supposed to jump over.

Do you use the orange gel and coat the entire corridor?

With what? My bare hands?

There's only two portalable surfaces, none of which are in the corridor or under the gel stream.

EDIT: Ooh, there IS a portalable surface in the corridor! Too bad I still can't do anything with the gel.

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:

I don't have it. I don't have enough momentum to make to to the panels I'm supposed to jump over.

Do you use the orange gel and coat the entire corridor?

With what? My bare hands?

There's only two portalable surfaces, none of which are in the corridor or under the gel stream.

EDIT: Ooh, there IS a portalable surface in the corridor! Too bad I still can't do anything with the gel.

It's on the ceiling and if you use 100% of the available surface you can make it....or so I was led to believe when I made the entire thing before I added the lights. Hmm are you jumping at the end of it? You have to just slide across...I have no idea whats wrong I swear it worked last time I tested it.

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:
Do you use the orange gel and coat the entire corridor?

With what? My bare hands?

There's only two portalable surfaces, none of which are in the corridor or under the gel stream.

EDIT: Ooh, there IS a portalable surface in the corridor! Too bad I still can't do anything with the gel.

It's on the ceiling and if you use 100% of the available surface you can make it....or so I was led to believe when I made the entire thing before I added the lights. Hmm are you jumping at the end of it? You have to just slide across...I have no idea whats wrong I swear it worked last time I tested it.

As in, I can't move the gel anywhere.

That would require a portalable surface under the gel tube.

But there isn't one.

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:

With what? My bare hands?

There's only two portalable surfaces, none of which are in the corridor or under the gel stream.

EDIT: Ooh, there IS a portalable surface in the corridor! Too bad I still can't do anything with the gel.

It's on the ceiling and if you use 100% of the available surface you can make it....or so I was led to believe when I made the entire thing before I added the lights. Hmm are you jumping at the end of it? You have to just slide across...I have no idea whats wrong I swear it worked last time I tested it.

As in, I can't move the gel anywhere.

That would require a portalable surface under the gel tube.

But there isn't one.

Oh poop. I'll fix that in a minute.

I know of a player who has insanely hard 6+/5 maps. Let me know if your interested and i will give links

zacho:
I know of a player who has insanely hard 6+/5 maps. Let me know if your interested and i will give links

They would have to give permission.

Lord_Ascendant:

zacho:
I know of a player who has insanely hard 6+/5 maps. Let me know if your interested and i will give links

They would have to give permission.

I'll ask

for anyone who wants to grade my two maps, they are as follows:
Trampoline Room:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=68542641
Foiled Again:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71450247

I have a third map on the way that is a "sequel" to foiled again, if you like it at all.

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:
It's on the ceiling and if you use 100% of the available surface you can make it....or so I was led to believe when I made the entire thing before I added the lights. Hmm are you jumping at the end of it? You have to just slide across...I have no idea whats wrong I swear it worked last time I tested it.

As in, I can't move the gel anywhere.

That would require a portalable surface under the gel tube.

But there isn't one.

Oh poop. I'll fix that in a minute.

Completed the map. Simple, but fun! Maybe do a final test before publishing it next time? :P

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:

As in, I can't move the gel anywhere.

That would require a portalable surface under the gel tube.

But there isn't one.

Oh poop. I'll fix that in a minute.

Completed the map. Simple, but fun! Maybe do a final test before publishing it next time? :P

Herp derp. Totally did not realize I had borked that up.

8bitmaster:
for anyone who wants to grade my two maps, they are as follows:
Trampoline Room:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=68542641
Foiled Again:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71450247

I have a third map on the way that is a "sequel" to foiled again, if you like it at all.

I completely broke "Foiled Again" without actually figuring out the intended solution.

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:
Completed the map. Simple, but fun! Maybe do a final test before publishing it next time? :P

Herp derp. Totally did not realize I had borked that up.

:P

How are my maps coming along? Did I accidentally your brain?

lacktheknack:

Lord_Ascendant:

lacktheknack:
Completed the map. Simple, but fun! Maybe do a final test before publishing it next time? :P

Herp derp. Totally did not realize I had borked that up.

:P

How are my maps coming along? Did I accidentally your brain?

Well I am currently on vacation so all testing is on break until sunday.

Also I finished another map on my workshop, there's just an earlier clone of it that needs to be cleaned up.

Is this a hard thing to get into? Do you have to be a portal expert? I've dabbled only in the game, but I like to build things...

Nasrin:
Is this a hard thing to get into? Do you have to be a portal expert? I've dabbled only in the game, but I like to build things...

The new editor is very easy to use. That's why there are now 100,000 maps available. The only thing you need is a bit of imagination to come up with decent puzzles. Just fire up Portal 2, go Community Test Chambers->Create Test Chambers and get building.

lacktheknack:

8bitmaster:
for anyone who wants to grade my two maps, they are as follows:
Trampoline Room:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=68542641
Foiled Again:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71450247

I have a third map on the way that is a "sequel" to foiled again, if you like it at all.

I completely broke "Foiled Again" without actually figuring out the intended solution.

I want to fix it, I really do, but steam ate my workshop files and won't let me edit it again. Just that map too. I'm hoping my new map makes up for it, but its gonna take some time to complete.

Nasrin:
Is this a hard thing to get into? Do you have to be a portal expert? I've dabbled only in the game, but I like to build things...

Oh it is very easy to use, you should join in and create your own map! All you need is your imagination and it always helps to think "What would Cave Johnson do?" I look forward to testing your maps and adding them to the archive :)

third map done if anyone wants to grade it.
The Trap:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=73612028

I would like to know if either any of the puzzles are too hard, or if there are any exploits I should fix.

I will start grading others' maps this weekend.

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