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Re: White background

Sorry about that, I really have no idea how to do this really. My editing program, Paint.NET doesn't seem to support transparency much. Either that or I have no idea how. I apologize for this. Illiterate Bilingual 16:16, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

It's cool. I use too. What you need to do is select around the object (in your case, the cores) and just delete the white areas so that it's a gray-checkerboard pattern. That's the transparency. Sven 22:02, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
I'll try to do this properly when I've practiced it on other things. Thanks for the tip. Illiterate Bilingual 05:47, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Yay for more articles

Yay :3 — Wind 22:40, 14 May 2012 (UTC)


Because you do good work flagging things and stuff so why not — Wind 02:26, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

I can feel power flowing through me! I HAVE THE POWER! ~Sven~ (talk) 04:45, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Portal 2 - Educational Version

RE: Access to models/exclusive content
I have some Steam for School accounts that included the Portal 2 - Educational Version, hope this can help you :)
Please refer to the e-mail I send to you. Marcowong1011 (talk) 10:04, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

How is the copyright of our uploaded pictures handled?

It appears that Combine OverBitchi ( ) ripped our screenshot and used it for their content. Is this legal? Because I hate that wiki for personal reasons and don't like the thought of me delivering HQ images to them. LambdaCore 21 (talk) 15:31, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

That.... I don't know. I don't like that idea, either. ~Sven~ (talk) 03:27, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Our content is licensed under CC unported license which allows copying as long as there is attribution (i.e. the file page should link to pwiki). Combine Overwiki's license (CC unported sharealike) requires that sites copying their content also need to have a sharealike clause in their license. Pwiki doesn't have such a clause so content from Combine Overwiki cannot be imported here. — Wind 06:57, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Shall I remove my custom portal gun skin for a video walkthough ?

Dear Sven,

I would like to do the video walkthrough of Portal: Prelude, but I applied my own custom portal gun skin. Shall I remove it, or can I keep it with a note above each video saying This portal gun skin has been customized by the video owner ?

Waiting for an answer, Xorven (talk) 22:30, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

Hey Xorven, for the sake of consistency, I'd prefer it if you didn't have any custom skins applied during the playthrough. Also (and I promise this isn't a stab at you, given your record-breaking skills), please keep it simple. The point should be to show the player how to complete the puzzle, not how fast it can be done. If you feel like you're up to it, I'll try to get in contact with the other mods and see if we can get your playthrough uploaded onto thePortalWiki's official Youtube Channel when it's done. To be fair though, I'm not sure if they'd prefer a recorded video or demo files. I'll find out. ~Sven~ (talk)

Ok I will try to remove the skin during the playthrough. Of course I know a video playthrough must be simple to focus and understand. I had just the idea to upload this playthrough on a private YouTube playlist, containing each private video. So, should I start to record the playthrough by now, or I am waiting for your decision ? To be honest, I don't know a lot about demos (I just know how to start and stop a demo...) Yours sincerely, Xorven (talk) 23:30, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

Demos really only need be considered if the player can't record their gameplay in high-enough quality to warrant uploading (like myself); you on the other hand shouldn't have that problem. Go ahead and get started with your playthrough if you want. I really appreciate you volunteering to do this out of the blue. We don't get a lot of activity on the wiki anymore. ~Sven~ (talk)

Yes, I record in 1080p 60fps. I have made the playthrough from chamber 00 to 13. I'll upload them on YouTube tomorrow, and then I send you the playlist link to check it ! It is a pleasure to fill this wiki. The Portal series universe is my favourite from really far away, and I especially love Portal: Prelude so I decided to create pages about that. I want to help people about this mod because, in the general opinion, it is hard. Because I find it not hard at all, I would like to share my knowledge about Prelude to newcomers in order to give them pleasure while playing this mod. Xorven (talk) 00:20, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Sorry for the highly repeated message

It is due to the Gateway error, I am sorry. I removed all the duplicatas. Xorven (talk) 23:17, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

It's fine. ~Sven~ (talk) 23:20, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

Portal: Prelude playthrough playlist link

Here it is ! I could add the next chambers later in this playthrough. It is fine or not then ? :) Xorven (talk) 14:40, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

I watched the first 5 or so of them yesterday before work. Aside from throwing the stuff around in the intro, it looks good. I need to take a break from the wiki for the rest of the afternoon today to work on some schoolwork but hopefully tonight I can finish watching the rest of your videos. The look good based on what I've seen so far though. But man I wish they could've sprung for some voice actors in that mod... ~Sven~ (talk) 16:41, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

About this, the main developper said he didn't have the stuff to act voice lines, how sad... But in fact, I don't care about this x) Xorven (talk) 21:01, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Hello again,

Sorry for the waiting, my PC was dead during few weeks. I have finished the video walkthrough. Please note in the 20 and the 22 that there are for each a ugly cut, and that's normal. For 20 I cut the loading screen, and for 22 I cut a crashing issue impossible to avoid (really impossible), but I think the walkthrough is correct. Can I put them on the pages now or do you want to transfer them in the Portal Wiki channel before ?

Xorven (talk) 15:28, 5 May 2016 (UTC)


Please do not create or edit dictionary subpages. Make changes to the main dictionary pages linked above instead. Welcome back :) — The preceding assigned comment was added by Tark {Finish Him!Contribs} 15:27, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

multiple edits, sorry. — The preceding assigned comment was added by Tark {Finish Him!Contribs} 15:42, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Yeah... I guess it slipped my mind that we do have bots to push that sort of thing into place for us. Been a while (minus the last week of course). Nice to be back. Here, right? ~Sven~ (talk) 15:49, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Ya, here's something Category:Marked_for_deletion, can you clean up this a little bit? — The preceding assigned comment was added by Tark {Finish Him!Contribs} 15:54, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

RE: Image Quality/Formatting

Thank you for the Image Notice. I just wan't to clear this out

  • 1. Thanks for the note of the crosshair I didn't see it the first time
  • 2. The Reason I didn't noclip in the screenshot was the fact the level was moving.

Thank you ~SW50000~ (talk) 8:08 PM July 2016 (Central Time Zone)

You're welcome. Again, I don't want you to take it as anything negative, I just wanted to point it out to you. Anyway, I think I may have found a work around for the moving issue. Use host_timescale .1 and noclip to get into position. Then, use host_timescale .01 to basically freeze time. You'll still be able to rotate the camera but movement will be almost non-existent. Hope that helps! ~Sven~ (talk) 01:41, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

*message drop*

I'm making a note here. — Wind 06:18, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Huge success. I wanted at least say that I wasn't just avoiding the place. I care about the wiki. It upsets me that I'm not more active but I'll try to be available if anyone needs me. Hopefully I can get some stuff sorted out and get back on top of things here, and maybe even get some projects off the ground over on the TF2 Wiki. ~Sven~ (talk) 15:30, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Portal Wiki YouTube Account

If I want to make video tutorials, is there a way to get my name added onto the user list for the YouTube account, or can I just upload videos to my own YouTube account? Nalexa-1124 (talk) 20:05, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

That's something that would have to be discussed with one of the higher ups (anyone under Bureaucrats or Content Admins), since I'm just a moderator myself, but as far as I'm aware, the only people who have access to the official Youtube account are the admins of the wiki. Other users have uploaded videos to their own channels for pages (such as the Portal Prelude walkthrough) because of this. So long as you still follow the same general style and quality of the official channel (taking time with the levels to not rush, showing off key elements, no custom skins/mods, subtitles off, and high quality video textures/models/etc.) you should be fine. If you don't have the high enough quality computer to record everything (like me), recording a .DEM file of your playthrough and sending it to someone who does have the better machine is also a good solution. I hope that answers your question and gives you an idea of what can be done. ~Sven~ (talk) 18:39, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
I do currently have the set-up to record myself, but that might change in the future. I will just upload the videos myself. Nalexa-1124 (talk) 19:47, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Special Boxes on user pages

Is there a list somewhere where I can find all the code for the user boxes? I know some of them but there's some I don't know. (Like the favourite animal and favourite bot) - Wheatley44 (talk) 12:50, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Portal Wiki:Userboxes? ~Sven~ (talk) 15:41, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks mate. Wheatley44 (talk) 09:28, 18 December 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for keeping the wiki moderated. ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ — Wind 07:00, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Hey, no problem. That's what my job here is to do, right? Portal has a special place in my heart and I'm honored to be able to help keep the place clean for the users. (And it gives me something to pass the time.) For science! ~Sven~ (talk) 23:33, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

would it be appropriate to link to the combine overwiki?

in an edit of a page I was going to reference something from halflife, would it be appropriate to link to a article on the combine overwiki (I heard there was some tension between the wikis). or is there a better wiki to link to. Stickyy (talk) 07:38, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

You can certainly link to the Combine Overwiki from this wiki. There's no problem. In fact, this wiki's Main Page links to the Combine Overwiki in the Valve Wiki Network section at the bottom.
What isn't OK is to copy-paste content from the Combine Overwiki into Portal Wiki. This isn't due to tension, it's just a text content license issue.
Hope this helps — Wind 07:55, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Forgot your password doesn't works.

Every time I clicked "Forgot your password" I got "Error sending mail: Unknown error in PHP's mail() function."I've been trying to log in for weeks. Thankfully I still had my old laptop with my passwords, so I could log in. Anyway, thought I should report the broken lost password thing. Unowninator (talk) 04:19, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

Huh. I don't have access to any of the wiki's inner workings, but I'll make sure to pass this along. Thanks! Sven Cakemann (talk) 06:05, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
The issue has been resolved. Sven Cakemann (talk) 04:24, 8 May 2020 (UTC)


This user had just vandalized the Wheatley page, idk why GLaDOS had been vandalized too (i undo-ed it)

Link to the diferences page

|Headquarter8302|Universal Wiki User Page|Universal Wiki User Talk Page| 01:26, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

oh, not needed. I just undo-ed to a more older version, sorry for interrupting you!
No, it's fine. I've banned the individual responsible. Thank you for the head's up. I don't check on here nearly as often as I should, so this edit let me know immediately. I appreciate your effort. Sven Cakemann (talk) 01:41, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Your Bird article

Hello Sven, i may have noticed on that your user article (Bird) is legit and maybe you can move your Bird article to the Main article stream?

|Headquarter8302|Universal Wiki User Page|Universal Wiki User Talk Page| 01:13, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Hey. My bird article is written out like satire, so it itself cannot be made into a normal article without rewrites to make it appropriate. It's intended to be hard to find because it's generally just used to test formatting stuff. By all means, feel free to adapt it into a serious article. But as-is, it can't be. Sven Cakemann (talk) 01:18, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
I made a bird article on my sandbox, but I had to remove many things. I still think it's good. What's your opinion?
Doczek (talk) 16:00, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

CSS access

Hi Sven! Do you have access to CSS page as a moderator? I need it for Underground Screenshot stuff and Portal Stories: Mel Underground Template stuff. If not, do you know an administrator which is still active? Doczek (talk) 17:51, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

I checked that the only still active administrator is I-ghost, and WindPower is semi-dead. Every other admin is fully dead.
Semidead admin.pngActive admin.png
Doczek (talk) 12:57, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Well, that is, kinda of sad...
|Headquarter8302|Universal Wiki User Page|Universal Wiki User Talk Page| 01:08, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
I checked and it seems I actually don't have access to that page. Sorry! Sven Cakemann (talk) 01:21, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
You should now have access :) — Wind 03:46, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Template: User Wiki age

Look, I edited your template and now it shows date of joining. Is that nice? I selected date below randomly Doczek (talk) 20:13, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

Achievement Overclocker.jpg As of June 19, 2024,
I have been a Portal Wikipedian for 5 years, 3 months, and 25 days. (since February 25, 2019)

I love it. Sven Cakemann (talk) 01:21, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Notability issue

Hi Sven! There is a little conversation on Aperture Laboratories Roblox Testing Initiative on it is notable or not. The issuer is User:Luke18033 and the user is issuing a Marked for Deletion notice. I'm informing you just for a heads up! Sent by Headquarter8302 (talk) at 00:26, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Dealt with. Sven Cakemann (talk) 20:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Is it okay to use Templates on signatures?

Hi Sven! I just want to ask you, if using Templates as Signatures are okay, because sometimes my signature kinda of messed up a talk page's formatting. Sent by Headquarter8302 (talk) at 01:58, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Look, I created {{sentby}} template, and I used it below :) Sent by Doczek (talk)
It's "okay" in the sense that if you can condense it into a user-template that you can just insert, and it still says who wrote it and at what time, that's fine. Large blocks of text just for a name is a bit much. Also note that you can just sign your posts with 4 tildes, like how: ~~~~ results in Sven Cakemann (talk) 20:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
I'd rather not allow it, especially since the {{ambox}} template is way too huge and messes up with the page styling.
Signatures should follow Wikipedia's guidelines. — Tark 01:36, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Can you fix these templates?

Hi Sven! I have a Collaborative Disposition Test result Template, but the switch function is kinda bugged up!

Can you fix the switch function?

I have moved this to my user namespace: User:Headquarter8302/Template:User CDT
Sent by Headquarter8302 (talk) at 04:13, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Fixed :) Sent by Doczek (talk) at 16:53, 7 August 2020 (UTC)}}

Another Vandalism

Please inspect this guy: User:BigFloppa



Sent by Headquarter8302 (talk) at 02:26, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Can you delete this page?

Fire Suppression <-- the redirect one Sent by Headquarter8302 (talk) at 06:04, 15 August 2020 (UTC)

Nah. Having a redirect is a good thing. Also, I hope that you're not copying from the Overwiki. I'm only saying this because they tend to... I guess, over-include things (super minor characters, obscure things getting entire pages for them) and it's against their policy to copy wholesale their work. Sven Cakemann (talk) 15:41, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
I don't, it's just that the page was including a mechanic in the finale where the gels would wash off, it is an obstacle too. Btw the overwiki used CC-BY-SA 4.0 and us use CC-SA 4.0 and they both use Attribution license (except for overwiki, that used ShareAlike rather than licensing the original work)
Sent by Headquarter8302 (talk) at 02:24, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

Can you check this user's page?

It's sorta of an advert if i'm right?

User: User:HelenLeb99

And it has an external link to some kind of office space rental.

Sent by Headquarter8302 (talk) at 05:33, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

Can you check these too?

Hi Sven! There is two little things that you might wanna clean up...

Suspected Spambot: User:Johnsimpson2020
Suspected Spambot upload:

Sent by Headquarter8302 (talk) at 08:38, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Another Spambot

Suspected User here: User:HyustonBen

And it's just that. Can we have a list of users to be checked or something?

 · This is the signature of Headquarter8302 User page - User talk ·  00:11, 28 August 2020 (UTC)