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Old 01-26-2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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Portal achievement guide

***May Contain Minor Spoilers***


Lab Rat 5
Acquire the fully powered Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device.

-Story related. It happens in chamber 11 when the Portal gun is spinning and firing ORANGE portals on the wall. You should get it as soon as you grab the gun.

Fratricide 5
Do whatever it takes to survive.

-Story related. This happens at the end of the companion cube chamber. You nee to incinerate the companion cube . Just put the cube on the button, then go into the newly opened room. Press the button, grab the companion cube, and drop it in the furnace. If you don't get it when you drop it in the furnace, it should pop up before the next level in the elevator.

Partygoer 5
Make the correct party escort submission position decision.

-Story related. Happens in chamber 19. When you finish you should be on a platform and moving into the furnace. Instead of going into the furnace (which some people think is the end of the game) shoot a portal on the far wall and another on the wall to your left or right when you can. Jump in and it should unlock shortly after.


Heartbreaker 10
Complete Portal.

-Simple just finish the game and don't go into the furnace at then end of Chamber 19


Terminal Velocity 5
Fall 30,000 feet.

-Find a surface where you can shoot a portal directly above and below you. Place the portals and you should be continuely falling. Leave and come back in 2-3 minutes and you should have it. It is important that you do not touch to floor AT ALL when you are falling


Long Jump 5
Jump 300 feet

-When you are moving through the machienery parts of the game (after you escape from the furnace) you should come to a room with many holes in the wall with turrets. Clear them out and to get to the next part (you must be in the highest hole in the wall so take out that turret last) put a portal on the ledge sticking diagonally outward across from you. Then jump out and place a portal below you and jump in. You should catapult out. Shoot another portal where you land and you should fly out again. Then you should see another diagonal ledge. Put a portal on it and another portal below where you land. You should get to the ledge where you need to go AND get the achievement. As with Terminal Velocity, don't touch any walls when going throguh the portals

Cupcake 10
Beat two Portal advanced maps

- See "Vanilla Crazy Cake"

Fruitcake 20
Beat four Portal advanced maps

- See "Vanilla Crazy Cake"

Vanilla Crazy Cake 30
Beat all six Portal advanced maps.

-Advanced maps are modified versions of the old chambers (obviously tougher). There are a total of six of them. You unlock them when you finish the game for a first time. Youtube has plenty of videos showing how to complete them

Basic Science 10
Earn bronze medals on all Portal challenges
- See "Aperture Science"

Rocket Science 20
Earn silver medals on all Portal challenges

-See "Aperture Science"

Aperture Science 40
Earn gold medals on all Portal challenges.

-When you finish the game you unlock the advanced maps and the challenge maps. These take place on the same maps as the advanced. They are the same as the old maps, but you are challenged with how to complete them. You can choose the challenges "Least Portals" , "Least Time" or "Least Steps". When you finish the map, depending on how many portals, steps and seconds you use or take, you are given a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or no medals. When you are selecting the map and challenge type you wan to do, it gives you a set goal of steps, seconds, and portals. To get bronze, you must get the same amount or less than the amount given. For Gold and Silver, it takes off from the number at the end of the course.

A good may to minimize steps is to shoot a portal on the ground of where you need to go. Then shoot a portal under you. You should be in a loop. When you come out the side that you want to be on, shoot the portal of the color that you came through (EX, shoot a blue under you, shoot an ornage when you come out) onto another surface. You should be where you need to be and not have taken any steps.

Youtube has many videos of showing how to do the steps and portals, but for time, you are going to have to memorize the course and do it as quick as possible. Good luck!

Here is a site that helps with both the Advanced and Challenge levels:
http://www.portalwalkthroughs.com/


Camera Shy5
Detach security cameras from the walls.

-There are always cameras...watching. Place portals on them and they will fall off the wall. They appear in this order:

Chamber 2
01) By the door.
02) By the first blue portal.
03) Above large window in the main chamber.

Chamber 3
04) By the puzzle sign.
05) By the orange portal.
06) By the exit.

Chamber 4
07) By the button.
08) By the exit.

Chamber 5
09) Above puzzle sign.
10) By the door.
11) By the exit.

Chamber 10
12 entry stairs

Chamber 11
13) Above top entry passage.

Chamber 13
14) In the top entry passage.
15) Outside the 1st door.
16) In the exit passage.

Chamber 15
17) On the entry passage.
18) On the back wall.
19) On the 2nd room side wall.
20) In the 3rd room top stairs.
21) On the lift room entrance.

Chamber 16
22) In the 1st room.
23) In the 2nd room.
24) On the wall behind 3rd turret.
25) Opposite of the button
26) Go through the button door and you'll see it.

Chamber 17
27) End of the 2nd ball corridor.
28) Above left door at cross roads.

Chamber 18
29) At turret chamber entrance.
30) In the flinging room.

Chamber 19
31) 1st room wall.
32) By the door button.
33) Moving platform section.

*Taken from The Orange Box achievement Guide

Friendly Fire 5
Knock down a turret with another turret

-Easily done in chamber 16 with the crap load of turrets. After you get by the long hallway with two turrets facing each other, there are two turrets next to each other. Run in before they see you and pick one up. Throw it at the other and it should unlock if it falls over.


Well that's it. I hope you guys found this helpful.

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Old 01-27-2008, 01:33 AM   #2
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Great guide, and now we have the full set of achievement guides.
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Thank you, this is gonna help me so much!
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If anyone is struggling with least steps test chamber 17 use this video. The guy shows you how to do a little portal glitch which cuts off most of the map. It takes a few goes to do the glitch but it makes it super easy.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=36qrygVbbME&feature=related

If the video does not work search this guy in youtube FatSwinub or search this in youtube Portal Chamber 17 in 138 steps. I spent about 3mins trying to do this portal challenge due to this video. You can also use it to do the portal and time challenge aswell.

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Old 07-09-2008, 11:02 PM   #5
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Can you portal bump (glitch in video above) anywhere as long as you know there is something on the other side of the wall?
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Does anyone know the best or easy way to do testchamber 18 timed. I cant for the life of me do it and its the last one I need.

Edit: I have done it.

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Old 12-21-2009, 05:06 PM   #7
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man, ive gotten every other achievement for the orange box. ive taken the gnome and put him in space. ive watched the neighborhood. ive played with friends like these. i just cant seem to get the aperture science achievements. man, does anybody have any tips for the least steps and least time challenges? ive beaten least portals on gold already.
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there seems to be a glitch with the "cake" achievements on the advanced maps. sometimes, if you turn off your xbox, and come back to play later, it will have lost your progress. if you get 2/2 on the first achievement, the ones after it will still say you've done 2. but when you do the next map, they'll drop down to 1/4 and 1/6.

the best way to avoid this is to make permanent (new) saves right before the exit on each advanced map you complete. that way if you can't do it all at one time, you can always reload those saves.

does anyone know if the "science" achievements are similarly glitched? haven't tried those yet and there ain't enough save slots for that one. i'd hate to have to go get golds all at the same time...
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:36 PM   #9
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I haven't had a problem with that glitch yet. I have two of the cake achievements. I never bothered to look at the in game guide though so maybe it is something that sorts itself out.
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very neat, good job
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:40 PM   #11
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Could we possibly get a sticky on this since the other guides do? If not, ok, if so, thanks
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there seems to be a glitch with the "cake" achievements on the advanced maps. sometimes, if you turn off your xbox, and come back to play later, it will have lost your progress. if you get 2/2 on the first achievement, the ones after it will still say you've done 2. but when you do the next map, they'll drop down to 1/4 and 1/6.

the best way to avoid this is to make permanent (new) saves right before the exit on each advanced map you complete. that way if you can't do it all at one time, you can always reload those saves.

does anyone know if the "science" achievements are similarly glitched? haven't tried those yet and there ain't enough save slots for that one. i'd hate to have to go get golds all at the same time...
I had that same glitch happen to me on the advanced maps. You are correct. Saving in one slot all the time pretty much fixes it.

I don't think the Science achievements are the same way.

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I had that same glitch happen to me on the advanced maps. You are correct. Saving in one slot all the time pretty much fixes it.
one slot for each yeah. it's a work around, and once you've gotten the achievements you can just delete those saves.

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god i sure hope not. i'll get around to those at some point...
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Maybe if you teach us all the easy way to get golds on every challenge they will sticky.



Has anyone done that with the 360 version? Seems like most of the Youtube videos are PC runs.
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Maybe if you teach us all the easy way to get golds on every challenge they will sticky.



Has anyone done that with the 360 version? Seems like most of the Youtube videos are PC runs.
Well first of all, I haven't done every map challenge and gotten gold. I have gotten most of them, but not all.

Second, this is not a gold medal walkthrough. It is a guide for the achievements in the game. I am not going to center my guide around a set of achievements because people are too lazy to look them up or try themselves.

When I finish the golds I might try a guide but with school and sports going on for me, don't hold your breath

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Has anyone done that with the 360 version? Seems like most of the Youtube videos are PC runs.
There are a handful of people who have, myself among them. While yes, nearly all the videos are done on the PC, most contain some strategy that can be modified slightly and carried over to the Xbox.

In particular, the two hardest in my opinion are Chamber 16 Least Time and Chamber 17 Least Steps, both of which are (or at least seem to be) far easier on the PC.

The following two videos are the ones whose strategies I used (for the most part) in order to obtain Golds.




Edit: Forgot to mention, you must do nearly all challenges more than once to get the Gold, simply because few if any of them are easy enough to get in one go (whether you have a video or not). Practice really does make perfect.

For example, with Chamber 16 Least Time (the last Gold I got), I ran that circuit no less than 50 times, getting 0:53 (one second over gold) three times before I finally slipped into the zone and nailed the challenge at exactly 0:52.

And 17 Least Steps takes forever just because of the nature of the beast. Be patient, I took me half an hour to get all three platforms up.

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Definitely should be stickied. Great guide.
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ummm, how do you get the cameras off the wall in levels where you dont have the portal gun yet, it is starting to tick me off, i cant figure it out...

edit: nevermind, didnt realize the first level was chamber 00
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Yeah, the cameras where you don't have the portal gun yet don't count .
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Just and update to everyone having trouble with gold medal challenges, I found a particularly useful video on youtube showing how to get the least portal gold challenges for every course

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Good video, but for the very first one how do I do that cube flinging thing he does? You know where he launches it onto the button, I have no idea how to do that. Thanks.

EDIT: Nevermind, I realised I have to press RT, not X.
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EDIT EDIT: I cant seem to get the 300 feet jump achievement...... any tips what chamber is best to get it??


EDIT: I feel like i noooob for not reading the post about using rt insead of x.... woooot got the level finnaly



i am going insane!! i cant get chamber 13 least portal.... tried the methods shown.... too no avail
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Camera Shy Guide has a mistake in it. Chamber 11 only has 1 Camera.
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The list only says one camera...
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I think i will finish the acheivements i have left which is:

Camera Shy and the Complete challenges
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i cant get the party achievement or the one to complete the game but i have completed the game
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Does anyone know...

Does anyone know if I get a gold medal on a level will it unlock silver and bronze in it as well?
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