Half Life Portal GunHalf Life 2 Portal Gun

 

If like me you adored the game Portal and loved Half Life, then I the idea of using the Portal Gun in Half Life 2 must seem like a wet dream. Well, I got news for you … this is no dream! You can quite easily and quickly hack Half Life 2 to play with the Portal Gun. Here’s how…

Proceed with caution : While this is a fairly straight forward operation, I nor valve can be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. Please follow instructions carefully.

N.B. Be sure to back up everything from your ‘Steam\SteamApps\Portal’ Folder!!!

  • Firstly, download and install GCFScape if you don’t have it already.
  • Run GCFScape and click File » Open and locate your Steam folder (For instance, C:\Program Files\valve\Steam\SteamApps\ and select the file ‘half-life 2 content.gcf
  • Right Click on the hl2 folder, and extract this folder to the <VALVE FOLDER>\Steam\SteamApps\<username>\Portal\Portal folder (for instance, mine is C:\Program Files\valve\Steam\SteamApps\fraj\Portal\Portal
  • Follow the same step as above with the reslists folder, extracting to the same \SteamApps\Portal\Portal folder.

You should now be able to start Portal and you will have successfully imported all the Half Life 2 content and levels. Be sure to start the program with -dev -console parameters, (set these by right-clicking on Portal in your My Games section, then clicking properties and ‘Set Launch Options…’. When you start the game press the twiddle key ~ to bring up the console, and enter: sv_cheats 1 (this will activate cheats).

You should now be able to use the command MAP <mapname> to begin any of the Half Life 2 levels with the Portal Gun! (to give yourself all weapons and ammo, use impulse 101 – this is important because of course Half Life 2 does not contain the Portal Gun normally!). For instance : Try “map d1_canals_01″

The complete list of Half Life 2 Level codes are as follows:

Map Code Loaction
d1_canals_01 Spawns you in the canals.
d1_town_01 Spawns you in Ravenholm
d1_trainstation_01 Spawns you in train station
d1_under_01 Spawns you in lab
d2_coast_01 Spawns you on the coast (Vehicle)
d2_prison_01 Spawns you in Nova Prospekt
d3_c17_01 Spawns you in the city 17 rebellion
d1_canals_02 Spawns you deeper in the canals.
d1_under_02 Spawns you in the lab chapter after the second load point.
d1_trainstation_05 Spawns in the train station after the third load point.
d1_trainstation_03 Spawns in the train station after the second load point.
d1_trainstation_02 Spawns you in train station after the first load point.
d1_town_05 Spawns you near the end of Ravenholm.
d1_town_04 Spawns you in Ravenholm after the third load point area.
d1_town_03 Spawns you in Ravenholm after the second load point area.
d1_town_02 Spawns you in Ravenholm after the first load point area.
d1_canals_end Spawns you near the end of the canals.
d1_under_03 Spawns you in the lab chapter after the third load point.
d1_under_04 Spawn the lab chapter near the end.
d2_coast_02 Spawns you in the coast area after the first load point.
d2_coast_03 Spawns you in the coast area after the second load point.
d2_coast_04 Spawns you in the coast area after the third load point.
d2_coast_05 Spawns you in the coast area after the fourth load point.
d2_coast_06 Spawns you in the coast area after the fifth load point.
d2_coast_07 Spawns you in the coast area after the sixth load point.
d2_coast_08 Spawns you in the coast area near the end of it.
d2_prison_02 Spawns you in Nova Prospekt after the first load point.
d2_prison_03 Spawns you in Nova Prospekt after the second load point.
d2_prison_05 Spawns you in Nova Prospekt near the end of the level.
d2_prison_04 Spawns you in Nova Prospekt after the third load point.
d2_coast_09 Spawns you in the coast area after the eighth load point.
d2_coast_10 Spawns you in the coast area after the ninth load point.
d2_coast_11 Spawns you in the coast area after the tenth load point.
d2_coast_12 Spawns you near the end of the coast area.
d1_canals_03 Spawns in you in the canals after the second load point.
d1_canals_04 Spawns in you in the canals after the third load point.
d1_canals_05 Spawns in you in the canals after the fourth load point.
d1_canals_06 Spawns in you in the canals after the fifth load point.
d1_canals_07 Spawns in you in the canals after the sixth load point.
d1_canal_08 Spawns in you in the canals after the seventh load point.
d1_canal_09 Spawns in you in the canals after the eighth load point.
d1_canal_10 Spawns in you in the canals after the ninth load point.
d1_canals_11 Spawns in you in the canals after the tenth load point.
d1_canals_12 Spawns in you in the canals after the eleventh load point.
d1_canals_13 Spawns in you in the canals close to the end.
d3_c17_04 Spawns you in City 17 after the third load point.
d3_c17_03 Spawns you in City 17 after the second load point.
d3_c17_02 Spawns you in City 17 after the first load point.
d3_citadel_05 Spawns you at the end of the Citadel.
d3_citadel_04 Spawns you after the third load point in the Citadel.
d3_citadel_03 Spawns you after the second load point in the Citadel.
d3_citadel_02 Spawns you after the first load point in the Citadel.
d3_citadel_01 Spawns you near the beginning of the Citadel.
d2_prison_08 Spawns you near the end of Nova Prospekt.
d2_prison_07 Spawns you in Nova Prospekt after the sixth load point.
d2_prison_06 Spawns you in Nova Prospekt after the fifth load point.
d1_trainstation_06 Spawns you near the end of the train station.
d1_eli_02 Spawns you in Eli’s Lab.
d1_eli_01 Spawns you after the canal, outside of Eli’s Lab.
d3_c17_05 Spawns you in City 17 after the fourth load point.
d3_c17_06 Spawns you in City 17 after the fifth load point.
d3_c17_07 Spawns you in City 17 after the sixth load point.
d3_c17_08 Spawns you in City 17 after the seventh load point.
d3_c17_09 Spawns you in City 17 after the eighth load point.
d3_c17_10 Spawns you in City 17 after the ninth load point.
d3_c18_11 Spawns you in City 17 after the tenth load point.
credits Starts you at the credits
intro Starts you at the games Intro.
d1_breen_01 Spawns you at the beginning of Chapter 13.
d3_c17_13 Spawns you near the end of City 17.
d3_c17_12 Spawns you in City 17 after the eleventh load point.

In effect, what you have done, is to import all your Half Life 2 content and levels into Portal. It is a little buggy, but loads of fun. Enjoy!

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