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Portal Stories: VR Available Now

Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,406 Valuable Player
edited May 2016 in Games and Apps
I had a quick go on this earlier and it's pretty cool to try this game in VR. It's a free MOD and needs the original Portal 2 game which if you shop around you can pick up for under £6. Obviously this will come to the Rift or be modded to run with it at some point.



Portal Stories: VR builds on the foundations of the award winning Portal 2 modification Portal Stories: Mel

Portal Stories: VR is a brand new mini story set in the Portal Universe. It features 10 brand new puzzles, specifically designed to work using the 360 degrees room scale that SteamVR offers. Inside Aperture, you'll be able to use the new "Aperture Science Instant Teleportation Device" and the "Aperture Science Apparatus Retrieval Tool" to solve the new tests. 

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Portal Stories: VR gives the Aperture Science facility a whole fresh look. With new models, textures, particles and more! 

A HTC Vive Headset is required in order to play.




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  • mambo1888mambo1888 Posts: 798
    Neo
    Really cool game but probably takes about half an hour to complete. I had to buy a steam key as I didnt own portals 2, but id say its worth the £5-6 even if you have to buy portals 2.
  • ThreeDeeVisionThreeDeeVision Posts: 2,087
    Wintermute
    Yeah, it is a bit short but it sure shows the potential of a Portal-type game in VR.  It makes me very thankful that the community can build stuff like this so we can enjoy it.  It also makes me hope that Valve creates VR versions of their best games for us to enjoy (HLVR, L4DVR, PortalVR, ect...).  I have completed both Portal games numerous times on a monitor (and in 3DVision), so it was really cool to get into the game.  Squatting down to avoid the turrets was an awesome touch, I was feeling some presence doing that.  And wow is that cube ever big and lovely in VR.
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  • mambo1888mambo1888 Posts: 798
    Neo
    @ThreeDeeVisionWas a really nice little experience the guys who done it have done a great job. Also being that its a free mod is great for those that already have portal 2. 

    Once the lasers started was a good laugh, I must have looked a right idiot crawling along the floor lol, I always have a bit of paranoia when doing stupid stuff like that while in VR that the wife's watching me or videoing me lol.

    The lift at the end was nice as well, would happily pay for more puzzles.
  • MavericRFWMavericRFW Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    A HTC Vive Headset is required in order to play.
    If the Vive is required to play, why is it here? That doesn't make sense.
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 7,395 Valuable Player
    edited January 6
    A HTC Vive Headset is required in order to play.
    If the Vive is required to play, why is it here? That doesn't make sense.
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 6,486 Volunteer Moderator
    This is the second old portal thread to get resurrected recently, feels like we're on opposite sides of a portal to the past.
    Or the Guardian of Forever captain.

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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 7,395 Valuable Player
    Maybe reviving this thread isn't all bad - at least the mod is still available:

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/446750/Portal_Stories_VR/

    It now also fully supports the Valve Index B) - and it should work with both Rift and WMR according to very recent reviews:


    Doesn't look bad ... maybe ... I have not tried it - this walk-through was published in the Spring 2020:


    Some shots:





    Requires that you have installed Portal 2. 
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 7,395 Valuable Player
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 7,395 Valuable Player
    edited January 9
    Just tested the game, I wasn't much impressed. Had to use Index res 100% for 90 fps - looks badly optimized to me, or optimized for Gen1 hmds which had much lower res. Thus this isn't - by far - anything close to Valve quality. 

    Controls work perfectly using Knuckles though, you use the trackpads for teleporting, it's one of those rare games where you're happy that Knuckles emulate the Wands just perfectly. 

    Even if it's not great, it's not that bad - but you can sense that it's from 2016. Might look better using oled with some SDE. Probably going to uninstall. 5/10 using Index. 
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