More Half Life 2 shenanigans.
The World Downside Up
These pictures are pretty self-explanatory, I think.
1. Antlions can fly.
2. You can make antlions go anywhere by using the pheropod.
3. Climbing an antlion and using the pheropod = flight powers?
Unfortunately, Valve are smart, so it doesn't work. I managed to jump on top of an antlion...
...but it won't move with me on top of it. In the picture below, I used the pheropod to move the second antlion, but the one I'm standing on (pretty much invisible) didn't move :(
The Great Table Adventure
In the first office of Nova Prospekt, I encountered a table. The table is probably the largest object so far in the game that you can kick around with the secondary fire of the gravity gun.
So I decided to see if I can get it out of the room through the door. This took me a while, but caused a funny ragdoll glitch with the Combine that it landed on (not as funny as those Crysis ones of YT fame, but hey).
I gravity-gunned the table a bit further until I ended up at a dead end. There's no way in the world the table will go through this door, right?
Oh great, stairs. Getting the table through that door took me a few minutes, but this is definitely a dead-end.
So I got the table to the top of the stairs. Since at this point, Gordon has to go through a hole in the wall that is too small and requires too much precision for the table to go through, I got a bit bored...
...and tried launching the table beyond the ceiling. It didn't work, but it still flew pretty high.
Here's the hole that the table definitely won't go through.
...or will it?
Yeah, that took forever. Later on, of course, I find another table. But screw that, this inexperienced novice having done nothing but office work all its life cannot compare to the Adventurous Table friend of mine.
Oh great, more stairs. Nothing we can't handle...
The Adventurous Table defeats some turrets.
And now it's downstairs for a change...
Oh great - a water area that requires me to climb down and get out again. Although my table companion has followed me everywhere so far, there's no way in hell it's going to cross the water.
Of course, I decided to take it anyway and decorate the place with some underwater furniture.
The physics of objects in the water get glitchy. Standing on top of the table and firing the gravity gun at it while it's underwater can launch you to ridiculous heights.
Ten billion tries later, I manage to actually get the table on the staircase.
Another ten billion tries later...
Okay, so the above may have looked simple, but believe me, it was not. Getting that table all the way up took some serious effort :P
Here I see some dead barnacles. At this point I regret killing them earlier, because I'd love to see them slurp up a frigging TABLE :(
Anyway, compared to what I've just been through, this part is a piece of cake.
But I ultimately got bored and put the Adventurous Table to rest at this nice and secluded spot. Goodnight!
Fear not, because shortly afterwards on I encounter another table.
At at this point I realise that you can simply pick up the table with the gravity gun
instead of pushing it around.
The Antlion and the Cabinet
I pushed some office furniture down into the boss "arena" and the antlion guard got epicly discombobulated every time it encountered the cabinet in his path.
I even got on top of the cabinet and he was too bamboozled to attack me.
Well that was fun.