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Just wanted to make sure you guys know that it was -BETA 1- of Source Media Arcade that was released on Desura last week. The next version of SM Arcade isn’t due out until late 2011.

More Portal 2 Maps – we almost need a separate Podcast for this…. hmmm….

Singleplayer:

DaisyCutter
http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/downloads.php?view=detail&df_id=380
Time: 15-20mins
Notes: Really good set of 5 test chambers, not too difficult. Good fun.

Future Kills Reality
http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/downloads.php?view=detail&df_id=381
Time: 15-20mins
Notes: Complex puzzle, see if you can figure it out – I don’t think I did it right.

Simpli
http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/downloads.php?view=detail&df_id=389&sid=8612192c2ddf9cebff46e31ff2568272
Time: 10mins
Notes: Short and sweet, pneumatic vents!!

The Unknown
http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/downloads.php?view=detail&df_id=392
Time: 30-40mins
Notes: Very cool story driven map. Very complex light bending puzzle at the end… good luck!

CassataChamber
http://myaperturelabs.com/file.php?id=581
Time: 30mins
Notes: Pretty difficult single chamber, overwhelming at first

That’s all for now… more tomorrow.

Coop:

ChickenRun
http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/downloads.php?view=detail&df_id=377
Time: 10-15mins
Notes: Great single chamber puzzle – lots of cooperation between you and your teammate

Coop Alternative
http://myaperturelabs.com/file.php?id=585
Time: 10-15mins
Notes: Decent puzzles, requires some skill jumping at the end of the first chamber

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/5791/half-life-3-code-found-in-portal-2-mod-tools

Code in the Portal 2 mod tool hinting towards HL3 “npc_combine_advisor_roaming” “avalanche blast” and “spit attack”

clearly, the advisor is the combine answer to the gravity gun. there are lines of code in here which talk about “when the Advisor has enough phys ammo” which I interpret to mean physics objects.

Coop Maps:

Gangster0t’s Portal 2 Co-op Map #1
http://myaperturelabs.com/file.php?id=572
Time: <30mins
Notes: Really great coop map – highly recommended. Good puzzles.

Co-op The Halls of Menoetius v1.4
http://myaperturelabs.com/file.php?id=577
Time: <20mins
Notes: Total Mind fuck. Expect to be very confused at the end. Need a good partner to figure this one out. Doesn't end – poorly designed, but has some really great ideas for puzzles.

Lazer Maze
http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/downloads.php?view=detail&df_id=359
Time: <20mins
Notes: Laser puzzle, very one sided (one person doing most of the work). Little frustrating, very little payoff.

Lots of Faith
http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/downloads.php?view=detail&df_id=360
Time: <10mins
Notes: Pretty decent, faith plate puzzle is fun, timing is crucial

Some portal map additions:

Portal 2 Gel Tests:
http://myaperturelabs.com/file.php?id=573
Time: <5mins
Notes: Really easy map. Lots of texture issues. No complex puzzles.

Sphere of Roundness:
http://myaperturelabs.com/file.php?id=574
Time: <15mins
Notes: Really great map set in Old Aperature. Very ingenious puzzles all compact into one chamber. Great job. Good fun.

Final version of Damagepys Map:
http://myaperturelabs.com/file.php?id=553
Total Time: ~30mins
Notes: Easily best Portal 2 custom map thus far. You will definitely have lots of fun… Final update includes new chamber

Bouncing Apples:
http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/downloads.php?view=detail&df_id=370
Time: <10mins
Notes: Uses new technique for blue gel.

That's all for now – Coop Later when I test them with Nick.