Valve has stunned everybody immediately by releasing a model new update for Portal 2, which has eliminated the 100MB Workshop level file size limit. This means customized level makers can now indulge their internal GLaDOS in beforehand unattainable methods and create even greater physics-defying trials to problem their cake-starved check topics.

The elimination of the level file size limit has been warmly acquired by followers, significantly those that loved user-made video games like Portal Stories: Mel. Fans are hopeful that, with the present limitations eliminated, it received’t be lengthy earlier than they begin seeing extra thrilling and formidable level packs and consumer mods arrive via the Steam Workshop.

Today’s update additionally addresses a couple of minor lighting bugs, fixes the mannequin viewer and face poser, which beforehand weren’t opening appropriately, and provides two command traces for working benchmark demos. This is the first update for Portal 2 that Valve has launched this 12 months, although the recreation has seen sporadic, and usually small-scale, updates over the previous few years, regardless of the recreation being greater than a decade outdated at this level. The greatest of latest occasions got here in February and added a Vulkan renderer to improve overall performance.

Here are immediately’s Portal 2 patch notes in full (through Valve):

  • Fixed customized maps with no lights disabling lighting for the relaxation of the play session
  • Fixed Model Viewer and Face Poser not opening
  • Fixed demo playback for workshop maps
  • Fixed some textual content corruption associated to UTF-Eight conversion in some situations on Linux
  • Moved the 32-bit Linux binaries into linux32
  • Misc. rendering and different optimizations
  • Removed the 100MB workshop level file size limit
  • Added a +bench_demo [name] <stats output> command line parameter which can run a demo, and stop after it is completed.
  • Added a -bench_settings [name] command line parameter to load a cfg/video_bench_{identify}.txt file containing settings to load. There are a set of defaults offered, very_high_4k, very_high, excessive, medium and low.

As you’d count on, Valve exhibiting all this consideration to such an old game has sparked the standard tongue-in-cheek hypothesis about the launch of Half-Life Three or a possible Portal 3.

Cooler heads, nevertheless, have pointed out it’s fairly normal for builders to assist a recreation lengthy after its preliminary launch. Valve, for instance, nonetheless helps each Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike, regardless of these video games being even older than Portal 2, so perhaps don’t begin counting your trilogy eggs earlier than they’ve hatched simply but.

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