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Old 03-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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Is there a way to get Portal 2 Beta?

Hello guys. While reading the forums, I've found this thread, so I'm very interested in the Portal 2 Beta. How do I get it?

Seriously want the beta.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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It's not out yet. Hopefully it will be out soon though. sm
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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If you are a mapper, message me. If I like your stuff, you might get lucky
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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How is this related to Portal 2 Beta? o_o
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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I created the thread you linked us all to. Yeah, I don't know what happened to make that appear. It just came up, and then was removed from my list the next day.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:05 PM   #6
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How is this related to Portal 2 Beta? o_o
Portal 2 beta = Some sorta ingame map editor thingy. Good mappers get to test it.

There's a steam group called Portal 2 beta, most popular mappers are in it and play an unnamed game that just says In-game. I think that's it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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I find it very ironic that some of the best mappers are chosen to test something that they'd never need to use.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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I find it very ironic that some of the best mappers are chosen to test something that they'd never need to use.
Well if it's in beta, they're obviously testing it for bugs. And I would assume the "best" mappers probably push the limits of mapping the game as far as possible to make a unique cool experience (that's what makes a good map for me anyway), which will probably give valve better results on what is broken/bugged and needs to be fixed rather than giving a beta to some people who are just going to make a very basic map that probably wouldn't have any bugs/problems.

So I can definitely understand why valve is doing this.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #9
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Portal 2 beta = Some sorta ingame map editor thingy. Good mappers get to test it.

There's a steam group called Portal 2 beta, most popular mappers are in it and play an unnamed game that just says In-game. I think that's it.
That is true.

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I find it very ironic that some of the best mappers are chosen to test something that they'd never need to use.
It's not ironic. It is mappers who make puzzles. Its a great tool, although hammer should still be used to add detail and stuff that you can't do with the beta.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #10
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So Motanium, you are in the beta, right?
If so, can you control the lighting in the map editor? Just a basic question, or is it really really simplified to bits? Are there some advanced functions too?
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:37 PM   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #11
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Now now, Motanium. You're not the gatekeeper.

We're steadily expanding the beta and are soliciting a variety of users. We started with a small set of existing Hammer mappers, are in the process of adding more, and will eventually expand to include non-Hammer users that we believe will be diligent in providing feedback and bug reports. This is as good a place as any to apply, I guess, so if you're interested just drop your name here and we'll periodically take some of your names to add to the queue. If you've published some good Portal 2 maps, feel free to link them here. Fair warning: beta key handouts are at our discretion and this isn't a formal first-come-first-serve queue, just a place to put your name in the hopper.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:57 PM   #12
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If that's so, put my name in the queue. I just might get lucky with Portal 2 if i didn't with the CS:GO beta key handout.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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So Motanium, you are in the beta, right?
If so, can you control the lighting in the map editor? Just a basic question, or is it really really simplified to bits? Are there some advanced functions too?
I dont think I can comment yet.

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Hehe, sorry
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #14
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Fair enough. I just hope it will include a lot of settings. If you can, just give more feedback on my behalf. Maybe they will listen.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:40 PM   #15
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We're steadily expanding the beta and are soliciting a variety of users. We started with a small set of existing Hammer mappers, are in the process of adding more, and will eventually expand to include non-Hammer users that we believe will be diligent in providing feedback and bug reports. This is as good a place as any to apply, I guess, so if you're interested just drop your name here and we'll periodically take some of your names to add to the queue. If you've published some good Portal 2 maps, feel free to link them here. Fair warning: beta key handouts are at our discretion and this isn't a formal first-come-first-serve queue, just a place to put your name in the hopper.
Oh my god, a chance to test out the new puzzle creator?
Count me in.
I'm working on a mod (http://bit.ly/xOKuYR) , and I'm a very experienced mapper (http://bit.ly/wJwc96).
Steam Account: http://bit.ly/GzSN2L

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