If we do the test-chamber the normal way it will take about 1min 3seconds. It takes ~30seconds to get the cart to the right position to do a VOB to the level-change trigger that's located HIGH up in the air - so hitting that trigger would definitely be faster. But the problem remains: How the hell could we survive the landing?
I have a theory on how to do it.
Hmm... care to tell?
There's an demo in my first demo-pack that shows a VOB up to the window actually. I was the one who mentioned the vortigaunt-boost... but it seems that EVERY object on the map is removed during the level-change. I don't know if the vortigaunt would be removed, that's why I mentioned it, but I'm pretty certain that it would Sad
Yeah... the vortigaunt gets removed when you start the next map. Source is sometimes too clever.
I hate that Source is "sooooooo clever!"
But then again the fact that Source IS so clever makes it possible to get into the Blast Pit burner room, which would have been really complicated otherwise due to the "open door through wall"-trick used in HL.
I found something interesting out about Tau-Reflect boosting. The boost it gives you doesn't modify by the amount of health you lose. This basically means that we could could have 100h 100A and a Tau-Reflect boost would still boost you the same amount. By combining this with damage boosting we could potentially go twice as far with a single bound.
Credit goes to DaleLewill for finding the trick though I guess.
The bold part: I DID NOT KNOW THAT!
That's pretty good to know, though I wonder how many times, if any, the trick will be used in a HLS-run. Time will tell I guess...