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portal 2, Loud as fuck, some flashing lights, maybe don't open this one 

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Thank you for sitting through this thread of probably the most useless information you have ever learned in your life. Now you know all about... portal 2 gel I guess

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portal 2 fun faxℒ️ 

Setting "Allow Streaks" on a gel dropper will make it happily paint right through thin obstacles in the way.

This is a similar mechanism to portal bumping (here i placed the blue portal by clicking on the side of the orange portal), where the only thing that matters is that the surfaces are coplanar

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portal 2 fun faxℒ️ 

(In Puzzlemaker), if you put blue gel on the ground and cover it with glass, you can't jump off the gel. That's not surprising, the gel is behind the glass, so it shouldn't work.

But physics props will happily ignore the thin surface and bounce off the gel anyways.

And if you fall on it from a little bit higher than you can jump - jumping off a cube is enough - you can bounce too.

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portal 2 fun faxℒ️ 

Frankencubes painted with blue gel stay put on the ground and don't bounce around on their own, but you, the player, can bounce on them. There's some other assorted physics objects that have this property, like office chairs.

A few people have made puzzles with this. It's kinda neat, it acts like a portable trampoline

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portal 2 fun faxℒ️ extra trivial edition 

Which cube would slide the furthest if I picked it up and threw it along the ground? Trick question, it's the middle one lol

Cube buttons have a property where they make the cubes inside them very slippery, which makes it settle into the button base better.

But there's a bug where, if you put one cube in the button and carefully replace it with another cube, you can keep this slippery property even outside of the button.

I don't have numbers, but just doing some empirical fucking around, cubes glitched in this way are even more slippery than cubes painted with orange gel

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portal 2 fun faxℒ️ 

Speed gel is kiiiiiind of overpowered. It's actually really hard to make puzzles with speed gel because it's super broken lol

It doesn't actually make you run faster. The acceleration you get off speed gel is determined by the amount of *time* you spend walking on the gel, meaning you can hold crouch or turn in a circle to obtain speeds way higher than intended, and shoot off in unexpected directions

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When you go through a portal your velocity is clamped to (roughly) 1000 units per second, which is enough to send you up about six blocks in puzzlemaker (768 units)

Bounce gel doesn't do that. That means a test like this, with a 7-block pit, is impossible to solve without bouncing on the gel, even though the floor is portalable. If you try to use floor portals you simply won't make it high enough

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portal 2 fun faxℒ️, the most trivial thing you will hear all day 

Gel velocity is reset to 0 when you save and load

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portal 2 fun faxℒ️, even more trivial 

Gel bombs are based off the unused "glass futbol" test element, which shatters into glass shards when dropped on the ground. You can read a litlte more about it here half-life.fandom.com/wiki/Futb

(My (unfounded) hypothesis is they were toying with paint-filled glass futbols and wanted to keep the idea even after scrapping the futbol itself)

If you fire the "break" input at a gel bomb (something you can only do with commands), it will create the same shard particles that the glass futbol does

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portal 2 fun faxℒ️ 

Kind of related: You can cover light bridges with gel, too! If you didn't play co-op mode, maybe you didn't know this, because gel and light bridges never appear in the same map in singleplayer.

However if you have gel on a bridge, then save and load the game, the gel goes away.

This was never fixed simply because... you can't save in co-op lol

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portal 2 fun faxℒ️ 

Some maps have pre-placed gel, right? you open the map and go to an area, and there's already bounce gel placed on the floor or something.

The game doesn't actually support that?

it's implemented by having a paint sprayer positioned in front of the floor/wall, and turning it off a few fractions of a second after you load the map

you know what? fuck this. fuck you *starts the Expensive Software Foundation*

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