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Valve have again updated the incredible first-person puzzler Portal 2, this time the update is quite small (comparatively to the Vulkan update) but still mighty.

While modders have been able to use the Steam Workshop for some time now, there were some limits on file sizes that constrained what they could do - but no more! The latest update removes to 100mb level size limit for the Steam Workshop. Will be thoroughly interesting to see if it brings back more level creators to create some bigger and wilder puzzles to solve.

Here's what else changed:

- Fixed custom maps with no lights disabling lighting for the rest of the play session
- Fixed Model Viewer and Face Poser not opening
- Fixed demo playback for workshop maps
- Fixed some text corruption related to UTF-8 conversion in some instances on Linux
- Moved the 32-bit Linux binaries into linux32
- Misc. rendering and other optimizations
- Added a +bench_demo [name] command line parameter which will run a demo, and quit after it is finished.
- Added a -bench_settings [name] command line parameter to load a cfg/video_bench_{name}.txt file containing settings to load. There are a set of defaults provided, very_high_4k, very_high, high, medium and low.

Portal 2 is available on Steam.

If you missed it recently in related news Portal Stories: Mel added Vulkan support recently too, and Portal Reloaded also recently added Linux support.

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Tags: Puzzle, Steam, Update, Valve | Apps: Portal 2
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Philadelphus May 19, 2021
Portal 2 is what inspired me to get a Steam account*, and Portal is the first game I played on it since it came as a pre-order bonus. Back when the in-game level editor came out I made two levels and put them on the workshop, I've been tempted recently to go back and play them a decade on now that I no longer remember how they go and see how good of a puzzle designer I was back then.

*A year after moving away to college and getting Internet faster than dial-up, so that it was actually feasible for the first time.
BielFPs May 19, 2021
Quotethe Vulkan update
How I wish this one for l4d2 too...
spjoe May 19, 2021
Currently playing Portal Reloaded. Hard recommend from my site, if you liked any other portal game.
JoshuaAshton May 20, 2021
Quoting: BielFPs
Quotethe Vulkan update
How I wish this one for l4d2 too...

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