Add a photo mode – Portal

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Add a photo mode – Portal 1 - steamclue.com

Add a placeable camera in Portal to take photos with!
 
 

Installation

This script adds a photo mode, the ability to holster your weapon and various graphical adjustments to improve photography in Portal.
 
 

Find your configuration folder

 
Navigate to your Portal installation’s configuration folder, which is most likely located here:
 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal\portal\cfg

 
 

Create autoexec.cfg

 
Within the same folder, create autoexec.cfg and paste
 

alias freecam_on "sv_cheats 1; cam_idealdistup -24; r_eyeshift_x .05; r_eyeshift_y .25; r_eyeshift_z -.02; fov_desired 75; ent_create point_viewcontrol targetname freecam spawnflags 1; thirdperson; ent_fire freecam enable; cl_drawhud 0; wait 10; thirdperson_mayamode; alias freecam freecam_off"
alias freecam_off "firstperson; cam_idealdistup 0; r_eyeshift_x 0; r_eyeshift_y 0; r_eyeshift_z 0; cl_drawhud 1; fov_desired 90; freecam_raise; thirdperson_mayamode; ent_fire freecam disable; wait 10; ent_remove freecam; alias freecam freecam_on"
alias freecam_turn "thirdperson_mayamode"
alias freecam "freecam_on"

alias freecam_lower "ent_create player_weaponstrip targetname freecam_strip; ent_fire freecam_strip stripweaponsandsuit; wait 10; ent_remove freecam_strip; alias freecam_holster freecam_raise"
alias freecam_raise "give weapon_portalgun; upgrade_portalgun; alias freecam_holster freecam_lower"
alias freecam_holster "freecam_lower"

bind z "freecam"
bind x "freecam_turn"
bind c "freecam_holster"
bind v "sv_cheats 1; noclip"

freecam_off

 
into it.
 
 
And you’re ready to go! Check the controls section below to learn how to operate the photo mode.
 
 
 

Controls

KeyAction

Z

Toggles the photo mode.

X

Toggles the camera/player turning state.

C

Toggles the raised/lowered state of your weapon.

V

Toggles noclip.

 
 
 

Example screenshots

Add a photo mode - Portal - Example screenshots - 9A1C29F30
 
 
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Add a photo mode - Portal - Example screenshots - 35D93D7F5
 
 
 

Known issues

  • Either toggle photo mode again, restart the game or execute freecam_off in the developer console to resolve this.

 
Please let me know if you have any issues or suggestions for future updates in the comments below!
 
 

Written by twiByte

 
 
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