This is a collection of 51 documented prefabs to make your map creation for Portal easier. The beginners of mapping can learn from these prefabs while the experienced can use them to speed up the mapping process. I cannot test all prefabs under all conditions myself, so bug reports are welcome. If you miss something, please send your requests by e-mail or, preferably, by posting in the forums at FPSBanana or ThinkingWithPortals.
Extract the files in the Prefab folder to the prefab folder of the Orange Box version of Source SDK: ...\Steam\steamapps\your Steam account name\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\prefabs\Portal
HTML documentation for all prefabs. Extract the Documentation folder and open the "APP documentation" file.
--- VERSION 1.1.1 ---
Updated prefabs - observation64w - observation128w
--- VERSION 1.1.0 ---
New prefabs - door_vertical
Updated prefabs - dropper - window128w - commonentities - elevatorexit - signchamber - portalgunrotating - grate128w128h - window128w
Updated descriptions - dropper - cameradetachable - commonentities
Other changes - Minor update to the General instructions page. - Added a tutorial which can guide you to make your own chamber sign texture. - The list of all prefabs now scales down to fit smaller window sizes. - The documentation has a new look. - Added new links on the start page to Crafty and VTFEdit at Nem's Tools. - Made the pages printer friendly.
--- VERSION 1.0.2 ---
New prefabs - camera_detachable
Updated prefabs - cleanser384w - dropper - door16d - door_32d
Updated descriptions - portalgunrotating - door16d - door32d - catchercaged - catcherceiling - catcher floor - catcherwall
Other changes - Updated the pictures for cleanser_384w and dropper. - Added a crib sheet - Added a link to the wiki at TWP - Added a page with thumbnails of all prefabs. - Removed the origin information for all prefabs.
--- VERSION 1.0.1 ---
Updated prefabs - elevatorentry - lightrailbeam256w - commonentities - cleanser_384w
Updated descriptions - elevatorentry - switchtimer - lightrailbeam256w - commonentities - signchamber
Other changes - Updated the picture for lightrailbeam256w
--- VERSION 1.0.0 ---
New prefabs - lightrailbeam - commonentites - sign_chamber
Updated prefabs - elevatorentry - elevatorexit
Updated descriptions - elevatorentry - elevatorexit - switchtimer - General instructions - Start page - platformwall128w - platformwall_corner
Other changes - The Texture lock information has been removed from the documentation. It was superfluous and insufficient.
--- VERSION beta 2 ---
New prefabs - signexithorizontal - portalgunrotating - signexitvertical - signindicator - switch - switchtimer - turretcaged - window128w - windowbreakable_384w
Updated prefabs - launcher_rotating
Updated descriptions - elevator_entry