Portal 2 Receives Unofficial VR Support with Flat2VR Mod
Portal 2, the beloved puzzle-platformer game from Valve, has received unofficial virtual reality (VR) support through the Flat2VR mod. This mod, developed by Giovanni ‘Gistix’ Correia from the Flat2VR modding group, brings the full Portal 2 campaign into VR, allowing players to experience the game in an entirely new way.
The Flat2VR mod features 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) support and full motion controls, enabling players to navigate and interact with the game world using their VR headset and controllers. This means that you can physically walk around and manipulate objects just like in the real world, adding a whole new level of immersion to the Portal 2 experience.
While there have been previous mods that introduced Portal 2-inspired test chambers in Valve’s VR game, Half-Life: Alyx, this new mod brings the entire Portal 2 campaign into VR. You can now play through the thrilling story of Chell and GLaDOS in virtual reality, solving intricate puzzles and exploring the Aperture Science facility like never before.
The Flat2VR mod is available now for download through Github and also supports Steam Workshop content, giving players access to user-created levels and modifications. With the mod installed, Portal 2 becomes a fully-fledged VR game, offering countless hours of immersive gameplay and puzzle-solving.
It is worth noting that the Flat2VR mod is still a work in progress, and there are some known issues and limitations with the current build. For example, the in-game UI and pause menu are currently broken, and there are plans to improve the implementation of haptic feedback and enhance the 6DOF and roomscale support.
Installation of the Flat2VR mod is straightforward. Simply download the Portal2VR.zip file from Github, extract the files to your Portal 2 directory (steamapps\common\Portal 2), and connect your VR headset. Then, launch Portal 2 with specific launch options that are provided, and you’re ready to jump into VR portal-hopping action.
Mod Installation Instructions:
- Download Portal2VR.zip and extract the files to your Portal 2 directory (steamapps\common\Portal 2)
- Connect your headset, then launch Portal 2 with the following launch options:
-insecure -window -novid +mat_motion_blur_percent_of_screen_max 0 +mat_queue_mode 0 +mat_vsync 0 +mat_antialias 0 +mat_grain_scale_override 0 -width 1280 -height 720
- At the menu, feel free to adjust the video settings.
- Load into a chapter to start playing.
- To recenter the camera height, press down on the left stick. To see the HUD, aim the controller up or down.
Please note that owning the base game, Portal 2, is required to play the game in VR. If you haven’t purchased the game yet, the Portal Bundle on Steam, which includes both Portal and Portal 2, is currently available at a heavily discounted price of just $1.48 until September 19th, 10 am Pacific Time.
Experience the mind-bending puzzles and witty humor of Portal 2 like never before with the Flat2VR mod, and dive into a virtual reality adventure you won’t want to put down. Make sure to check out the mod’s Github page for more information and updates on its development.