Portal done hl2


#1

After messing around with the impulse 101 command, I’ve become increasingly interested at the potential of a Portal speedrun utilizing the Half-Life 2 weapons - similar to the HL2 DWaLoP run, but swapped the other way around. Some bits of the game are insanely difficult with this added; some are hilariously easy. However, some parts of the game require portals to be placed (such as the end of Test Chamber 05), which would ruin the purpose of the run. I have started routing the run, and will update this post with these.

If you are interested in joining this run or would like to help with the setup + routing, please let me know below.


#2

Using HL2 Weapons aren’t as useful as I would want them to be because we can’t perform damage-boosts in Portal.
Some chambers do require portals, but if we could use Old Engine, chambers 5 and 11 would just require a simple J-Clip. And if any of the maps overlap (this is valve, so they definitely are) we might be able to do some sick savewarps.
I’m just not sure if Portal maps would even work in old engine.


#3

You come up with some very good points, Pcow. I think the main question now is “Can Source content be down-ported, and how?” If it can, then that would be good, and the purpose of a portal done hl2 speedrun would be enforced. However, save warping is something I would rather leave due to the fact it’s the most controversial glitch for segmented speedrun, and save/load in portal has weird effects. I’ve found that for some reason you MUST be in the elevator area (top or bottom) when the elevator stops, or for whatever reason the next map will never load, however with trigger delay it might be possible to escape.

A possible solution to the engine problem is decompiling and recompiling the map in 4044, however that would likely still have buggy results and several other parts of the game will still need porting.


#4

I’m not sure if you wanted to use the portal gun or the portals themselves anywhere because if so then you can’t use OE since there are no Portal DLLs for OE.


#5

The idea of the run was to not use any Portals.

I actually got around to trying this out. There are only 3 maps (testchmb_a_07, testchmb_a_14, escape_01, and escape_02) that don’t work. The ones that do work have missing textures even when I copy over the textures from Portal.
Most of the maps require savewarping due to broken elevators and no method way of getting oob.


#6

YaLTeR, if the actual portals can’t be ported, then is it actually technically possible to successfully port whole chunks of Source content to an older Source engine correctly?


#7

This project has moved to it’s own channel in the sourceruns discord


#8

???
Do you mean HL2 done portal?


#9

no


#10

Wait a second, didn’t you like start this thread, Jamer? ???
Although I didn’t know this was even still a thing… huh


#11

I’m referring to sillypilly saying something about this moving to the SourceRuns discord, and to my knowledge only hl2dp has. If this has become a thing, I’d like to know more.