We have released a Beta update for Portal. Changes in this update are: <ul><li>Fixed game issue when loading from older save files <li>Fixed 360 controller not mapping correctly under Linux or OSX <li>Fixed Bonus maps not being available <li>Fixed closed captions not showing </ul>
Linux users can simply install Portal to access the beta. For Windows and OS X users right click the game in your Library, choose properties and then go to the Beta tab. Select the SteamPipe beta to start testing. Under Windows and OS X to opt out of testing simply deselect the beta option on this same page.
Here's a dedicated termial programmed in 8080 Assembler to play the Portal credits sequence complete with a chip-music version of Still Alive. <A HREF="http://www.gamingsa.com/?nid=869" TARGET="_new">[link]</A>
Welcome to the Steam Community’s Offical Portal Game Group! We'll be using this space to announce upcoming Portal content and spotlight the growing pool of awesome Portal community contributions. To get us started, here's a slice of both:
If you're short on cash, but still looking for new test chambers to solve, give these free Portal-like browser games a try.
<A HREF="http://portal.wecreatestuff.com/portal.php" TARGET="_new">Portal: The Flash Version</A> This polished 2D puzzle game is based directly on Portal's gameplay and setting. Its 40 levels use all of the familiar buttons, energy balls, and turrets. (And cake.)
<A HREF="http://www.joelesler.com/games/fold/" TARGET="_new">Fold</A> Fold's creator, Joel Esler, cites the Portal trailer as an inspiration for his gravity anomaly orbs. Think with gravity to overcome these sharp puzzles while avoiding sharp objects.
<A HREF="http://www.king.com/game/hunted_forever" TARGET="_new">Hunted Forever</A> Hunted Forever includes several references to Portal, from the "Loading Portal Rip-off..." text in the beginning to the "neat gun" you make if you're "still alive" by the end. Run, jump, and climb to gather gears and hide from the ever-present death lasers and chainsaw drones.