Portal Stories: Mel

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Portal Stories: Mel
Portal Stories: Mel cover
Developers
Prism Studios
Engines
Source
Release dates
Windows June 25, 2015
macOS (OS X) June 25, 2015
Linux June 25, 2015
Portal Stories
Subseries of Portal
Portal Stories: Mel 2015
Portal Stories: VR 2016

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All versions require Steam DRM and Portal 2.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam <path-to-game>\portal_stories\cfg
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <path-to-game>\portal_stories\SAVE

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Enter console commands[2]
  1. Go to Options, Keyboard/Mouse, and set Allow Developer Console to Enabled.
  2. Press ~ to toggle the console.
  3. Type in bind w "+forward; cl_fov 110" and press Enter.
  4. Type in viewmodel_offset_y 6 and press Enter. This moves the portal gun's position further away.
  5. Every time you load a map, press w to change the FOV to 110°.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master and music volume.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Activated by default.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Portuguese
Russian
German
Dutch
Norwegian

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game changes microphone gain at launch[edit]

Modify configuration file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Create a new file and name it autoexec.cfg
  3. Open the new file with your text editor of choice and add voice_mixer_volume 0.5
  4. Set the value to whatever you prefer your mic volume to be, I set mine to 0.5 which translates to 50% gain

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 11 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 2400
Nvidia GeForce 8600M
Intel HD Graphics 3000
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 11 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 2400
Nvidia GeForce 8600M
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 2.8 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 11 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8600
OpenGL 2.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) OpenAL compatible
Other Nvidia Drivers 310, AMD Drivers 12.11

References