Beta Portal 2 Authoring Tools Now Available

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May 11, 2011
  1. Raiser
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    Member Raiser I am mad scientist.

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    Today we're opening up the beta of the Portal 2 Authoring Tools to everyone! It's available as a free download for all owners of the PC version of Portal 2 and can be found under the "Tools" tab in Steam.

    The Portal 2 Authoring Tools include versions of the same tools we used to make Portal 2. They'll allow you to create your own singleplayer and co-op maps, new character skins, 3D models, sound effects, and music.

    Here's what's included:
    - Updated version of Hammer, the Source level editor
    - Updated Faceposer
    - Example maps and instances to help build new maps
    - Updated suite of command-line compiling utilities

    If you want to get started on the beta, we suggest joining two mailing lists:
    Portal 2 List
    General Source List

    This is beta software, so if you have any problems or issues, please send them to the p2mapper email list.

    Get out there and show us what devious puzzles you've all been brainstorming![/p]
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    I am hugely interested in this. The only is that I have the 360 version of the game. But maybe I will try getting the PC version eventually, since the user created stuff would make the game so much better.
     
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    Cool! I didn't even know that developers could release their tools, especially for a big game like this.
     
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    This isn't the first time Valve has done this, they release the source of Alien Swarm for example.
     
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    Many developers release their tools, Bethesda for example.
     
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    Hah, another reason why the 360 version is a loner.
    (and my post is completely void until PSN is back up)
     

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