Portal PC Cheats

Rating 7

Portal "mirror"

You will need the fully upgraded Portal Gun for this trick. Enable the sv_portal_placement_never_fail 1 and sv_portal_placement_never_bump 1 codes. Place a portal on a flat surface and the second one on top of the first one. The second will cover the first and you will be looking at yourself as if in a mirror.

Rating 7

ApertureScience.com hidden message

While logged into the ApertureScience.com site, type THECAKEISALIE to access an interesting message left by some employees.

Rating 6

Chamber 18

Toward the end of the advanced map for Chamber 18, you will have the same raised platforms as you did in the normal one except now after you leave the lower one, it falls into the toxic water. This forces you to be more precise with your portal jumps. However, you can get past this easily. Do the platform jumping as usual, but if you miss just land on the platform you came out of. You can then fire an opposite color portal at the wall where you entered this area, allowing you to go back to the start. All the platforms rise again and the portal is still where you left it. You can now fall into the pit again and be able to portal jump to the next ledge. This take longer but does not require precise timing.

Rating 5

Alternate title screen

Complete the game to see the cake title screen.

Rating 5

Spawn huge error text

Enter the console then type npc_create npc_zombine or bind "sv_cheats 1; wait; npc_create npc_zombine; wait; wait; sv_cheats 0". Press the bound key if you do not want to get kicked from the server (it will not allow you to earn achievements, etc.

Rating 4

ApertureScience.com commands

After logging on to ApertureScience.com, type ? or LIB to see the following list of commands:


Type DIR then type APPLY to take an application for entry into the "Enrichment Center".

Rating 4

Objects through particle field

The primary objective is to create two portals, one on either side of the field. After enabling the "Portal anywhere" code, shoot one portal on the ground where the particle field is in the middle of the portal. To do this, aim your portal gun as close to the bottom of the field as you can that will still create a portal. Shoot another portal on the ground so that when you look through that portal, the line of the particle field cuts across the portal. Try entering through the portal on the elevator side without touching the field. Once this is achieved, you may now shoot the color portal below the particle field anywhere you can in the elevator room. You will now have two portals on either side of the field. However, do not touch the field or both portals will be erased. Simply go through the portal and you may bring objects (for example, the companion cube) through to the next level. Note: Be careful where you shoot the portal in the elevator room; if you go through it you may fall through the map.

Rating 4

Fun with turrets

You can pick them up, toss them around, make them fall indefinitely through two portals, drop a cube on them, etc. Also try the following: use the incandescent particle field in front of the exit. The computer voice said before that all objects other than yourself and the portal gun will be destroyed. Pick up a turret and toss it into the energy field. The turret will say "ayayayay" as if being electrocuted and disintegrate.

Rating 3

Box head pictures

During the level where you get the companion cube after you run past the energy balls and are in the room with the three elevators, there are two doors leading to a catcher, and a platform that is pushed out of the wall. Walk up to the platform that is pushed out. Crouch behind it and walk through the opening. On the left hand side are a group of pictures of people with boxes for heads and hearts around them.

Rating 2

Companion radio

Start the game and wait for the voice to stop talking. Before going through the first portal, take the radio on your table. Carry it with you until you get to the first elevator. Carry it through the particle field and it should get destroyed. Play until chamber four as usual. In chamber four, a radio should be dropped down through the tube with the box. It will end up lying in the pit. Leave it in that chamber, and do not destroy it. Play through chamber five for a strange surprise. Activate the two buttons and the door should open as normal. The radio will be sitting in the center of the floor in the next chamber.

Rating 2

ApertureScience.com login

-The graffiti in the game are clues for the ApertureScience.com web site. Go to the site and enter LOGIN as a command, then enter CJOHNSON as a username and TIER3 as a password. After logging in, type HELP for a list of commands.

-In addition to logging in as "CJOHNSON" (Chell), you can login as anyone desired by typing a username longer than two characters and using PORTAL as a password.

Rating 2

Cheat Codes

Enter the options menu, select "Controls", then "Advanced". Turn on the option for the console. Then press ~ during game play to display the console window. Type sv_cheats 1 to enable cheat mode, then activate the following cheats by entering the corresponding codes. Note: In addition to these codes, most codes from Half-Life 2 also work in Portal.

A citizen npc_create npc_citizen
Bouncy metal ball ent_create_portal_metal_sphere
Changes speed of game, 0.1 = 10% of original game speed, 2 = twice the original game speed host_timescale # (default=1)
Changes the portal linkage ID for the portal gun held by the commanding player. change_portalgun_linkage_id # (0, 1, 2, 3)
Changes view to first person firstperson
Changes view to third person thirdperson
Create a Weighted Storage Cube ent_create_portal_weight_box
Creates a dunebuggy ch_createjeep
Creates a fast headcrab npc_create npc_headcrab_fast
Creates a half life 2 turret npc_create npc_turret_floor
Creates a poisonheadcrab npc_create npc_poisonheadcrab
Creates an "ERROR" character npc_create npc_zombine
Disable blood violence_hblood 0
Fires a rocket out of your face. (Bugged) fire_rocket_projectile
Fires an energy ball out of your face. fire_energy_ball
get all weapons (Half Life 2 weapons also) impulse 101
gives you the basic portal gun. Upgrade with upgrade_portalgun give weapon_portalgun
Invincibility god
Lets you change the gravity in the game sv_gravity # (600=normal)
Lets you go through walls and fly around noclip
Place portals anywhere sv_portal_placement_never_fail # (1 or 0)
Player can take damage but won't die. buddha
Puts gun away but stil able to shoot impulse 200
Shows FPS Rate cl_showfps 1
Spawn (live) Headcrab npc_create npc_headcrab
Spawn a rocket turret npc_create_aimed npc_rocket_turret
spawn alyx npc_create npc_alyx
Spawn an airboat ch_createairboat
Spawn Barnacle npc_create npc_barnacle
Spawn Combine Soldier npc_create npc_combine_s
Spawn Gman with suitcase and never dies npc_create npc_gman
Spawn Metropoliceman npc_create npc_metropolice
Spawns a "Fastzombie" from Half-Life 2. npc_create npc_fastzombie
Spawns a standing turret npc_create npc_portal_turret_floor
Spawns a zombie that tosses Poison Headcrabs from it's back. npc_create npc_poisonzombie
The man breen npc_create npc_breen
Toggle rocket turrets ent_fire npc_rocket_turret toggle
Turns a targeted storage cube into a companion cube ent_fire !picker skin 1
Turns cheats on or off sv_cheats 1 (0=off/1=on)
turrets won't shoot at you notarget
Used without portal gun: Gives a portal gun. Used with a basic portal gun: Gives full portal gun. upgrade_portalgun
Zombie OMG (They attack citizens,turrets,and you) npc_create npc_zombie

Rating 1


Aperture Science - Earn gold medals on all Portal challenges.
Basic Science - Earn bronze medals on all Portal challenges.
Camera Shy - Detach security cameras from the walls.
Cupcake - Beat two Portal advanced maps.
Fratricide - Do whatever it takes to survive.
Friendly Fire - Knock down a turret with another turret.
Fruitcake - Beat four Portal advanced maps.
Heartbreaker - Complete Portal.
Lab Rat - Acquire the fully powered Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device.
Long Jump - Jump 300 feet.
Partygoer - Make the correct party escort submission position decision.
Rocket Science - Earn silver medals on all Portal challenges.
Terminal Velocity - Fall 30,000 feet.
Transmission Received - Find and receive all 26 radio transmissions.
Vanilla Crazy Cake - Beat all six Portal advanced maps.

Rating 1

Overheating Xbox 360

Play the level where you face off with the laser guided robots. After getting past the first few robots, you must start dropping the boxes on the robots heads so that they fall over. In the little place that you find the first two boxes, crouch and walk behind where the boxes were. You will find a little room with odd music playing and graffiti on the walls that says things such as "The cake is a liar". There also seems to be an Xbox 360 with a pot inside of it. The Xbox 360 is overheating and boiling the water.

Rating 1

Talking toilet

In the holding cell you start at, walk up to the toilet and press USE. After a flushing sound the toilet will say "Thank you for your obeisance".

Rating 1

Using cheats and unlocking achievements

There are achievements that you can get for completing certain tasks. However, if the sv_cheats code is enabled, the achievements are disabled. There is a way around this. There are a few command strings that can be bind to keys which allow you to enable or disable God mode when desired, get all equipment such as weapons, plus the better portal gun. To do this, use the bind "sv_cheats 1; wait; god; wait; wait; wait; sv_cheats 0" console command. For God mode use the bind' '"sv_cheats 1; wait; Impulse 101; wait; wait; wait; sv_cheats 0" console command.

Rating 0

Still Alive song

Listen to the radio in the room you begin in. If the music sounds familiar, it is because the song is an up-tempo version of the "Still Alive".