Valve releases Portal 2 authoring tools

first_imgPortal 2 has been available to play for a few weeks now, giving gamers time to complete a playthrough multiple times and, in some cases, award it a very poor zero score on Metacritic.Those same players will have a good idea and opinion about the design of the levels in Valve‘s latest release, and some of those opinions are bound to be negative. So rather than complaining on a forum of your choice, you can instead do something about it.AdChoices广告PC gamers now have the option of downloading the beta of the Portal 2 Authoring Tools. They can be found in Steam under the Tools tab and once installed allow you to start creating single-player and co-op maps for the game. Just to be clear, this is the same set of tools the Portal 2 development team used for the game, so you should have the same freedom as they did to create.You aren’t limited just to the assets that ship with the game, either. The tools allow you to create and add your own character skins, use your own 3D models, and even produce your own sound effects and music. So if you fancy making Portal 2 in your own way, then this is your opportunity.Included in the Authoring Tools download is the latest version of the Source engine level editor, called Hammer. There’s Faceposer for creating facial expressions, lip-syncing, skeletal animations, and map triggering for scenes, as well as mapping examples for you to learn and work from.Valve recommend joing the Portal 2 and General Source mailing lists. The Valve Developer Community pages are also packed full of useful information.via the Portal 2 bloglast_img read more