Introduction: Open

Open Portal using the edited shortcut.

Step 1: Console

Note the now-open console.

Step 2: What to Enter

Open or load a game, then pause (defaults to ESC or Pause/Break). Type "sv_cheats 1", hit enter, then do the same for "impulse 101" in the console (without quotes).

Step 3: How to Use

Unpause. Use the number keys to select weapons, and press the assigned "left portal fire" key to switch. The Portal Gun is available under "1". On-screen notes will tell you how to use each weapon

Step 4: Enter the Fray

Fight some turrets with the Crowbar and Gravity Gun!


RMP2003 (author)2016-05-05

I have it for the Xbox, so...

TyS12 (author)2016-02-09

how do you open the console?

Koryani (author)2015-07-20


Braeburn (author)2010-08-15

There's something even better than this: Use that cheat, but then use the ccommand "Map [ Map Name Here ]", and picking the starting HL2 map. Portal gun in HL2 :D

zpersichetti (author)2007-12-31

how do you get portal on a pc

Ward_Nox (author)zpersichetti2008-01-29

orange box pc version theres also a way to load the portal gun into HL2

peach_fart (author)Ward_Nox2008-03-17

its called garrys mod. you download & install the swep Handheld Portal Device, have hl2 on the same steam account and play on a hl2 map.

Ward_Nox (author)peach_fart2008-03-18

actually if i remember its as simple as loading HL2's maps into portal

peach_fart (author)Ward_Nox2008-04-28

would there still be all the enemies and allies like Alyx and the citizens?

kobimaru (author)peach_fart2009-06-15

There would be generic sounds, such as firing weapons, Combine beeping, and scanners, well, scanning, but as far as talking, no. The classic CP who gives orders to pick up cans is silent, Dr. Breens never ending broadcasts are mute, and citizens are as silent as Gordon himself. But, there's portals! So who cares!

kobimaru (author)kobimaru2009-06-15

But the people are there. Just no speech.

DavidKaine (author)kobimaru2010-03-04

Instead of loading the maps into portal or using garry's mod, there's an easy way to get the portal gun into hl2 and play through the game with it.  I, uh, don't remember what it is right now.  You open a GCF editor and move a file from portal to the hl2 directory iirc.  I'm sure google will help you.

get steam, go 2 the store, and buy portal.

Duct Tape Dude (author)2010-02-13

Here is a mini-tutorial for the "skin" mod in Portal to make Chell dressed in camo. first download this then go to computer in the start menu, and go to C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\(username)\portal\portal. when you get the rar. file downloaded you should see a folder called Materials drag this onto the 2nd portal folder and start up the game! To remove drag the Materials folder to the desktop.

levator (author)2008-05-10

oh and i have to hit "G" if i want the grav.gun

Duct Tape Dude (author)levator2010-02-13

You just don't wanna go into *thirdperson mode or look in a portal with 1 on the floor and 1 on the wall derectly in front of it with grav-gun equipped. Trust me O.O *type in sv_cheats 1 then type thirdperson

Duct Tape Dude (author)2010-02-12

I figured out a cheat for the zombies/headcrabs/fast/poison zombies

do the sv_cheats 1 thing then for normal zombie type in "npc_create npc_zombie"  (no quotes)  for headcrab "npc_create npc_headcrab" (no quotes) for fast zombies "npc_create npc_fastzombie" (no quotes) for poison zombie "npc_create npc_poisonzombie" (no quotes) for the lols type in "npc_create npc_zombine" (no quotes) to rapidly spawn them type bind (letter here) "npc_create npc_(whatever)" EXAMPLE-  bind z "npc_create npc_zombie" (WITH quotes)

bobert610 (author)2009-07-04

I hate the squad they get in my way a lot

Deku (author)2009-06-10

follow the freeman. Gordon is right on this. it started when half life came out. But i give you credit for doing this. it probably will teach a few how to do this.

Gordon Freeman (author)2008-02-15

This is horrible man Everyone who plays source engines games probably already know this I know I did

Of course you did. Your Gordon Freeman. Don't forget to reload, Dr. Freeman!

Rokko8652 (author)peach_fart2009-02-14

Forget About Freeman! lol i was shocked when i heard that in hl1

st.paul (author)Gordon Freeman2009-01-26

Follow freeman!

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dombeef (author)peach_fart2008-12-06

LOL LOL!!!!!!!

robots199 (author)2008-12-27

You CAN NOT use this on level 18 to fire at the turrets. Works on other chambers though

Imptheshrimp (author)2008-11-28

can u do it vice-versa and put the portal gun in half-life 2?

Tombini (author)2008-09-18

This is a nice instructable it just requires a little bit more planning and to explain what is happening during the instructable. :)

coolz (author)2008-06-27

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levator (author)2008-05-10

mine doesn't do #1 why????

curtisseligson (author)2008-04-25

There's actually an easier way of accomplishing this step. If you go into the options of any Source game, and under the controls options tab click the Advanced button, you can enable Developer Console. This can then be accessed at any time in the game by pressing the "~" key. Just saying, there's an easier way.

NICKSTER117 (author)2008-04-12

Its actually easier to go to "options" go to the keyboard tab, click on advanced keys or something like that, and check the box that says "Developer console '~'". to access the console, just press ~ at anytime. if u have it on and your in the menu, it will close. also ul need buddha. just type in buddha

yx516 (author)NICKSTER1172008-04-13

impulse 101 into console, NOW can we have a instructable for portal gun in regular hl2 :)

dUc0N (author)yx5162008-04-15

I actually just saw that in a magazine... try googling "how to get portal gun in Half Life 2" and it'll bring some stuff up. Basically, you need to use the level editor to import all the HL2 levels into Portal, then play portal (it works because they all use the Source engine).

yx516 (author)dUc0N2008-04-17

thanks dUc0N!

peach_fart (author)2008-03-17

cant you pause, go to options, go to key board&mouse;, click on advanced&click; enable developers console, bck out and click apply, tne press the tilda(~)&do; the rest from there?

frank26080115 (author)2007-11-21

Source is the greatest engine ever made.

Agreed, but i can't run those games. 8 mega bites of ram AWAY!!!!! 8

darth2o (author)cstrike pwner2008-02-24

Yeah, I am .2 GHz of CPU speed away. I would overclock, but it seems complicated.

Daykun (author)frank260801152007-11-22

though this is offtopic - concerning speed/quality, i prefer Unreal Engine 3. Play "Gears of War" or "Bioshock". The new Cryengine2 is beautyful but needs an extremely powerful pc. The Source Engine is okay but by far not the best looking or the fastest engine around.

XI3 (author)2008-02-08

Can someone help me with the orange box. it will not load up TF2 any more. every other game works fine. every time i load up the game, it goes to a loading screen and then shuts down, goes back to the desk top then sais "cannot load team fortress 2 at this time" Plz someone help me!

zumaeta (author)2008-02-01

was this necessary you could go on any cheat site such as cheat planet and its pretty much all there

berky93 (author)2008-01-23

do you need to have half-life installed too? cause although its worth the wait, id rather not sit there while my computer installs the game. also, how do you bring up the console in-game?

pyro13 (author)2007-11-23

an easier way to get console enabled is to go to options/keyboard/advanced and then "enable console"

GorillazMiko (author)2007-11-21

At first i thought this was halo lol

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