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Old 07-19-2006, 01:45 PM   #41
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Great job. This is so nostalgic. Coz it reminds me of the good old scrapped 98 prey demonstration video.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:45 PM   #42
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Wow this is a cool mod it seems like i can almost toss my self into a orbit around the small sphere in spindle spheres but i stop after a while
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:29 PM   #43
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Re: The Portal Wrench!
I have a request, could you include a portal gun? That shoots portals onto walls...like in the portal trailer from valve or similar to that? Maybe the primary for the wrench can be throwing portals like that, and the alt fire is making portals at your location. Just some things I would like to do.

Also... for a cool animation, just tommy's hand with like a spark or something would be sweet
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:37 PM   #44
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I've modified the wrench a bit for fun and I thought you guys might like it too. the wrench now cycles between portals, instead of picking the two spots then opening the portals then subsequently having to close both of them before opening a new pair, it now simply drops the oldest portal and opens a new one at your location. Your charactor now swings his wrench when you open the portal as well, some people had asked for other animations but frankly I'm lazy and something about swinging a wrench like a magic wand to open interdimensional portals just makes me laugh. The primary fire now also "fires" a portal, it will appear 100 game units away from whatever wall you are looking at, this portal is even more prone to clipping errors than the normal one, however it's simply too fun not to have. Unfortunately until hh releases the sdk there isn't much more we can do, for example without being able to code a custom projectile, it is impossible for the "fired" portal to align with the wall ala the half life 2 portal gun. Finally, simply for ease of use I have placed the portal wrench in its own mod, simply unrar the Portal Wrench folder into your prey folder ( not the base folder ), then when you start the game up click on mods and you should see portal wrench listed, after activating it the wrench will be replaced with the portal wrench!

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/26434615/...rench.rar.html
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:13 PM   #45
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sounds good. I think in the valve vid, one portal stays the same while the other one changes when you fire, which could be an interesting way of doing it.

I would like to say, though, that rapidshare is the worst file hosting service in the history of the internet.

It can't handle the fact that I'm on an isp that uses a cache server, so the download-per-user limit applies to a huge portion of my isp. Hence I can rarely download anything from rapidshare, including now...
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:32 PM   #46
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I've attached the file to this post if that helps
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:46 PM   #47
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thanks
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Old 07-20-2006, 02:01 PM   #48
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Nice, but can you maybe now add a "close all" function to the middle mouse maybe? Other than that its MUCH better. It seems more responsive.
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Old 07-20-2006, 02:26 PM   #49
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I guess someone missed my post before.....? I'm hosting PREY Files on my server:

http://www.webergyltd.com/download/prey/

Demo, Linux Binaries, Wrench Mod.

More mods soon and patches (when released) will also be available.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:00 PM   #50
nossr50
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So afloren, are you willing to make portals stick to walls when the SDK is released?
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:26 PM   #51
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You can't make them stick to the walls as they need some space behind them. In other words it's not a flat surface, which is why they render correctly even when you are standing halfway into them.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:53 PM   #52
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I am having trouble installing this, or even starting this...can anyone help me out? I got the script folder in the script folder, and I got the def folder in there too, also pak000.pk4 in there also.
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:42 PM   #53
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as it says, don't unzip it into the base directory, unzip everything into the prey directory (including the "Portal Wrench" folder) and select it as a mod.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:21 PM   #54
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Select it as a mod?
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:24 PM   #55
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You have the demo, don't you?
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:24 PM   #56
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I have the full game
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:25 PM   #57
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Oh, well on the main menu, next to Updates and Credits, you can see Mods. Its on the bottom bar.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:29 PM   #58
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I see that, but the only thing it lists is PREY. Look, just start from the beggining, how do I install the modified portal mod correctly, and how do I run it?

Also, when I make a server with the normal portal mod it tends to change maps if people are in, even if I turn off pure server and punkbuster and turn on allow server side mods. Whats with that?
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:30 PM   #59
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Extract it to the Prey directory, not base.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:32 PM   #60
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Oh, extract the folder "portal wrench" to the base directory...
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:33 PM   #61
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NO! Extract the portal wrench directory to Prey NOT base.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:41 PM   #62
nossr50
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Whoops, thats what I meant.

Anyways, its stable till my friend joins the server, then it just changed the map usually within 10 seconds after he joins for no reason, he also cannot see my portals.. but he can go through them. It tends to crash him to the main menu, any solutions?
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:48 PM   #63
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He needs the mod too...
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:59 PM   #64
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He has the mod, have you tried it in multiplayer?
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:01 PM   #65
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No. The mod wasn't meant for online usage anyways...
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:04 PM   #66
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Well ... that sucks
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:11 PM   #67
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so..I'm a bit confused.. Does this mod work with the Prey demo? I assumed that mods wont work on the demo since that would give people incentive to buy the full game... which I intend to do.. but after seeing Valve's portal video I really want to try this out


and for those who havent seen it. http://media.pc.ign.com/media/842/842671/vids_1.html
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:15 PM   #68
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Mods do work with the demo.... the original portal wrench(look at first post) does, and I even replaced the jukebox songs in the demo.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:04 PM   #69
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nossr50:
I intend to do my best once the sdk is released, as it was pointed it's basically impossible as the game surfaces are anything but regular. In the valve portal movie you'll notice everything is absolutely flat, and even then they never fire portals at edges, for example where the floor meets the wall. still I have some ideas for making it work, and at the very least I will be able to have the portal run parallel to the targeted surface instead of perpendicular to the viewing angle. (see attached diagram it makes more sense)

If you want the mod I edited to work on the demo just take the script and def folders and drop them into the base folder DO NOT drop the pak000.pk4 in there or you will be very sorry.
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:09 AM   #70
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it's a shame you can't open up portals underneath opponents. it would be amusing to open one up over a huge gap and another below an alien and see them drop. Thogh I imagine this effect could possibly be hard coded using the sdk, ie if the portal is on a surface below enemy and the enemy is intersecting it force them through the portal.
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:38 AM   #71
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Does this one work with the full game? The last one only worked with the first few levels from it (the same as the demo levels).

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Old 07-21-2006, 08:35 AM   #72
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if you want a solid, playable demonstration of Portal, theres the game Narbacular Drop. It was made by DigiPen students. Valve hired them and now they are working on Portal. You can get it here.

I reccomend you go into options and change the resolution and make it fullscreen before playing.

It would be sweet to have a mod like this for Prey.
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:20 PM   #73
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What about the multi player issues?
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Old 07-22-2006, 02:49 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by afloren
nossr50:
I intend to do my best once the sdk is released, as it was pointed it's basically impossible as the game surfaces are anything but regular. In the valve portal movie you'll notice everything is absolutely flat, and even then they never fire portals at edges, for example where the floor meets the wall. still I have some ideas for making it work, and at the very least I will be able to have the portal run parallel to the targeted surface instead of perpendicular to the viewing angle. (see attached diagram it makes more sense)
It would be funny if once you fix a few things if a few people would create some puzzle levels to solve. Show up Portal
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:50 PM   #75
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Well portal works differently, so portals in prey wrench mod wouldn't be as easy to use.
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:47 PM   #76
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I get an error at startup:
Couldn't load default.cf
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:03 PM   #77
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i can't wait for the mod with the sdk that aligns the portals with the next wall. i'll try to set up demo levels like the ones seen in valves portal trailer on the weekend.

we will see :>
 
Old 07-26-2006, 03:50 AM   #78
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This is awesome
 
Old 07-26-2006, 04:47 PM   #79
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this is one hella cool mod but wouldnt it b better if you could close BOTH portls at once so that u dont have to worry about running back to some remote location? just a suggestion...
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:12 AM   #80
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ROFL this shot is excellent, the way grandpa is looking at her ass is priceless
 
 

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