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Old 05-05-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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If you don't mind cheating a little, I have found a new method to complete the 18 gold medals in the Portal challenges without it taking days.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/u...es/212505.html

While it is cheating, it simply uses a flaw in the game mechanics, so I find it quite acceptable. Plus, I had already done 14 gold challenges legitimately before the game went and glitched up my achievement back to 0 medals. There was no way I'd do it again...

Hope this helps!
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:09 PM   #2
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EDIT: found it

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Old 05-06-2008, 01:28 AM   #3
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Hmmm, good way to help with the least portal rooms.
Useless for the others.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:32 PM   #4
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Hmmm, good way to help with the least portal rooms.
Useless for the others.
You think so? My achievement was glitched so I was back to 0 and I managed to complete it in less than a day using those cheats. You can greatly reduce steps by using the portal anywhere cheat and you can actually skip great lenghts of levels in the time challenges by spawning an energy ball or swimming in the toxic liquid with invincibility.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:54 PM   #5
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I guess you didn't have the balls to do it honorably.

Why would you NOT try doing it the normal way? I eventually succeeded.

Lol, what's next? A quick way to get Brass Balls in BioShock? A button combination to get every Ally achievement in Mass Effect unlocked?

And what do you mean by disabling the colored buttons?
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:37 PM   #6
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I guess you didn't have the balls to do it honorably.

Why would you NOT try doing it the normal way? I eventually succeeded.

Lol, what's next? A quick way to get Brass Balls in BioShock? A button combination to get every Ally achievement in Mass Effect unlocked?

And what do you mean by disabling the colored buttons?

the ally achievement would be even greater if i could cheat like that. whats so hard about the brass balls achievement anyway?


getting silver on some of the levels seem impossible enough anyways
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:04 PM   #7
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I guess you didn't have the balls to do it honorably.


Why would you NOT try doing it the normal way? I eventually succeeded.

Lol, what's next? A quick way to get Brass Balls in BioShock? A button combination to get every Ally achievement in Mass Effect unlocked?

And what do you mean by disabling the colored buttons?
This website is dedicated to making achievements easier in any way but to SPG and gamesaving. This is a legit way to get an achievement, using it's own flaws against it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #8
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I guess you didn't have the balls to do it honorably.

Why would you NOT try doing it the normal way? I eventually succeeded.

Lol, what's next? A quick way to get Brass Balls in BioShock? A button combination to get every Ally achievement in Mass Effect unlocked?

And what do you mean by disabling the colored buttons?
There IS a quick way to get it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-PRel7iB8
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:19 AM   #9
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You think so? My achievement was glitched so I was back to 0 and I managed to complete it in less than a day using those cheats. You can greatly reduce steps by using the portal anywhere cheat and you can actually skip great lenghts of levels in the time challenges by spawning an energy ball or swimming in the toxic liquid with invincibility.
It doesn't even count toward the achievement anyway (at least for me). Therefore it's practically useless except to mess around with things in.
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:27 AM   #10
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It doesn't even count toward the achievement anyway (at least for me). Therefore it's practically useless except to mess around with things in.
It just goes to show you that cheating doesn't pay.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:39 PM   #11
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It doesn't even count toward the achievement anyway (at least for me). Therefore it's practically useless except to mess around with things in.
That's why he saves it and re-loads it...so the game doesn't recognise the cheats and gives him the achievement
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:47 AM   #12
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You think so? My achievement was glitched so I was back to 0 and I managed to complete it in less than a day using those cheats. You can greatly reduce steps by using the portal anywhere cheat and you can actually skip great lenghts of levels in the time challenges by spawning an energy ball or swimming in the toxic liquid with invincibility.
i just found the cheats today and i thought it would be wrong of me to use them but i couldn't stop myself. they're pretty useful in my opinion and not just for achievements or completing levels. the make me feel free to explore all aspects of the levels and it's just interesting to see what all portal has to offer. even if people don't intend to use cheats to get achievements i'd encourage the use of them just to fuck around. it's fun
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:49 AM   #13
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to put in my two cents, games are supposed to be fun for the people playing them. if people can still have fun using codes provided by the developers i really don't see a problem. they aren't ruining the game for any of you people complaining. not to mention the fact no cheat helps with time or steps on testchamber 13. getting gold in both of them alone deserves an unlocked achievement. besides everyone knows pc version is easier with mouse/keyboard combo and the fact that it seems to register less steps, these codes take off some of that edge.
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on a side note here are some tips for those doing it legit...

many people mention how a step or two is registered when exiting a portal. this only happens when your momentum is quick enough to cause your character to stumble when they hit the floor. to keep this from happing and to land softer don't place portals on the walls when possible. instead use the floors. when you rise up out of the floor of say and orange portal wait until you are about to fall back through it and shoot and orange portal elsewhere causing the portal beneath your feet to vanish and you to land softly on the floor without a step taken.

time challenges and least steps are not the same, dont treat them so. the key to least steps is precise portal placement, take your time and aim. and with the time, you need to constantly keep moving sometimes that involves more running then it does hoping through portals.

save often. even the pros do it. it saves alot of headache. on the time challenge it is alot more feasible to take on each room at a time then it is to do an entire run flawless. one of the great things about the online video walkthroughs, not only do they show you proven methods but provide a great guage of when to save. it lets you know what time or how many steps you should be at at a given point.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:43 PM   #14
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how the hell do you do least time and steps medals?? any help is appreciated
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #15
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Hmmm, good way to help with the least portal rooms.
Useless for the others.
its still useful for least steps.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:26 PM   #16
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it's useful for everything. with turrets you won't die, that means you can shortcut things that otherwise takes longer.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:44 PM   #17
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i will sure be getting back to this game now i know there are cheats

haha i got all 18 gold in a few hours with my best being 10 steps in the last chamber. the one with the floors that dissappear at the end. bravo for cheats lol

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a good tip for the time challenges is start the map u want, save instantly, start a new game on any map, input the cheats during this new game then load the map u want (the one u saved instantly) this way u save valuable seconds having cheats on like invincibility and place a portal anywhere. (meaning u dont have to input cheats then when the clock is ticking because they are still registered on from the previos game u played) make sense?...this should be added to the main post (imo it helps alot)
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:33 PM   #18
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Eh. So does this disable the achievements anyway? So then there is actually no point of using these cheats because no one can see you've done it? Please tell me if this disables the achievements!
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:55 PM   #19
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:34 PM   #20
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Good find. This will help with almost everything!
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The only tricky ones is the least steps on the first chamber (use youtube and save often), chamber 16 least time, and least time on chamber 15.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:09 PM   #22
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im bumping this back for the people who need help with the achievements
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:06 AM   #23
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I guess if it works... I got this one fully legit, but then again the game didn't go and erase my hours upon hours of work when I got close to finishing.
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a guide that makes sense to me. shame im only going to use it on the least steps challenges. i think its stupid that if you move the left analogue stick the slightest bit, it counts as you taking steps
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I wish I knew about this BEFORE I tried this achievement, although it does feel good getting gold legit, a few challenges just sucked ass and took me forever. What is really sad is the very first chamber with least time took me the longest. You had to beat it in under 19 seconds and no matter how many times I did it I still ended up with 20 seconds. Finally said screw it and went to bed. Woke up the next morning and got it my 2nd try.
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a guide that makes sense to me. shame im only going to use it on the least steps challenges. i think its stupid that if you move the left analogue stick the slightest bit, it counts as you taking steps
Yes! Oh my god, I hate the steps challenges.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:33 AM   #27
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I still don't see how this helps with least steps.

It takes me like 5 or 6 steps to get in or out of the elevator, no matter what I do. I would have thought that portal anywhere would let you portal out of the elevator, but no.

So how do you get in and out of the elevators without adding a ton of steps?
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It helps because you don't have to actually walk anywhere. I'm not sure how you're accumulating so many steps on the elevators. You're not trying to jump are you? I've noticed that walking slowly tends to add more steps to cover the same distance as walking fast. The last challenge with barely attempting to keep my steps to a minimum was completed with 50+ steps to spare. So it does help. Especially the portal anywhere cheat.

As for the whole "cheating is wrong" debate. I look at it this way. I know how to multiply 14 and 27 and come up with a product. But given the choice between pen/paper and a calculator, the calculator wins every time. I know I can do these challenges. I had 6 already done when I found out. A few of them being the "hard" ones people in this thread are talking about. I'm just saving myself some time.

Also, you'll never hear me say I completed them legit, I will tell the whole world I used this method to finish them quickly.
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i worked so hard to try and get these, i did theser and got it within an hour ( and i only had like 6 golds before)
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This does not help for the footstep ones. There must be someway around them?
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