Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Zhan, Apr 13, 2011.
The portal2/maps folder from the pre-load:
Nope. Not reading. Keeping things a surprise.
Must not read sp_finale_3_commentary, Must not read sp_finale_3_commentary, Must not read sp_finale_3_commentary...
I've tried decompiling them already... all of the pre-load content is encrypted, so even the .txt files yield complete gibberish.
Opening any file gives me a GCFScape error: .ncf's contain indexes only, no actual data. How did you open them?
These map files were not actually in a .gcf for me, they were in Steam/steamapps/common/portal 2/portal2/maps. Perhaps Valve has started structuring their game resources file system differently?
What's the problem, Rexy? They're just diversifying into Canine Companion Loaf compared to the Excellent Test Subject Baked Cake from the first game. (First Lassie will be baked, and then there will be cake. Please assume the Walkies Escort Contrition Position.)
I'm trying to decide whether I want to buy it now with the tiny discount, or wait a bit. I'll need something to fill the time before potentially getting DX:HR...
rexy had me going
I'm not looking i'm not looking i'm not looking fuckdammit i'll have to disconnect my internet for a week i'm not looking.
Zhan, YES That's awesome!
I hate you Rexy. I searched that list for 5 minutes trying to find the hidden dogbread map. For science.
I'm more intrigued by the other files someone uncovered. Apparently there's a file called npc_sounds_chicken.txt in there somewhere. Which wouldn't be so interesting, except for this:
Musn't read or both copies..portal 2...spoiled...arghh i give in im looking
If I were Valve, I'd encrypt the files by labelling (mdl, dll, etc) the maps as models, the models as code, and the code as maps.
To anyone who believes that file size etc may affect this (or effect this), I would like to say LA LA LA I CANT HEAR YOU
Why not just rename every map sp_trololol_01?
I do want to mention that this isn't Valve's first encrypted pre-release event, and since it involves actual purchases and money changing hands I believe it's a safe bet any encryption scheme is done with standard Steam functionality rather than something ARG/Trolling-related. The risk of people being potentially unable to play on launch-day far outweighs the benefits of extra jokes or hints.
Snape kills Dumbledore on page 596. Did you find what you came looking for in this thread?
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