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  		       S T I L L    A L I V E

   		         Achievement  Guide

...................T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S....................
1.Go for the Gold                                        15G      [GOLD]

2.Out of the Blue                                        25G      [BLUE]

3.Rat's Tale                                             15G      [RATS]

4.Is Anyone There?                                       20G      [SHOT]

5.Saw That One Coming                                     5G      [BOOM]

6.The Camera Adds Ten Pounds                             10G      [CMRA]

7.Like A Rat                                             20G      [TRAP]

8.A Feeling Like Floating                                 5G      [DSLV]

9.Tests Like Chicken                                     15G      [TEST]

10.Cupcake, Fruitcake, Vanilla Crazy Cake            10G,25G,35G  [CAKE]

NOTE: Before we begin, let me get a few matters out of the way. This is
an Achievement Guide for the game Portal: Still Alive. This is not an
Achievement Guide for the Orange Box variant of Portal, nor is this a 
level by level guide. This is only for those of us who like to score all
possible achievement points in video games.

This guide was written and copyright MisterMarioMan, aka John Dunn, in
2009. The only sites allowed to use it are:


If you see this guide on any other site, please contact me immediatly. 
Guide Theft is a very serious matter. You can reach me at 

That being said, lets begin scoring Achievements!

G O   F O R   T H E   G O L D                                     [GOLD]
Difficulty |3/10
Time       |Approx. 30 Seconds

This achievement may seem hard to get, but it's actually very easy. To
score a gold on a challenge, you must complete a stage using very few
tools(Be it time, portals, or footsteps.) The easiest way to do this is
to go to Testchamber 14(In the challenge maps section, unlocked upon
completing the chamber in story mode) Select to do a Portal Challenge.
Place one Portal directly next to the platform that you must activate to
complete the stage, and then climb the stairs to your left. The stairs
will go down once you reach the top, and you can then shoot a portal at
the ground the stairs once were. Fall into it, getting enough momentum
where you will rocket out of the one you placed next to the platform. 
In doing this, you should be able to just barely land on the platform.
Head to the goal, and, assuming you did it right and only used two
portals, you get a gold medal for portals as well as this achievement.

I realize it can be fairly difficult to understand exactly what you are
suppose to do just by reading it, so I took the liberty of finding a 
video of exactly what you are suppose to do(NOTE: I DID NOT CREATE THIS
VIDEO.) Here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdW3QcVuE-U&eurl

O U T   O F   T H E   B L U E                                     [BLUE]
Difficulty |8/10
Time       |Approx. 90 Minutes

This is without a doubt the hardest achievement to earn. Basically, you
must play through the entire game only entering the orange portal(So it
looks like you coming "Out of the Blue") It is not necessary to do this
in the first ten testchambers, but when you get to the testchamber where
you first get control of the orange portal, you must play through the
rest of the game only entering the orange. Just be careful, save often
so you can restart if you screw up, never stand it a portal; always be
quick when you go through 'em. It may take a few tries. The trouble area
is in testchamber 18, towards the end of the chamber, where you must
build up momentum and keep it up as you climb these steps. Basically, 
instead of just shooting a portal at the next step like you usually do,
you must shoot a blue portal at the next step and shoot an orange one 
directly below you before you land. This can take a few tries, but by 
after a while it will become like second nature. Just be careful and 
quick through the portals,and you're sure to get it.

R A T ' S   T A L E                                               [RATS]
Difficulty |2/10
Time       |Approx. 30 Minutes

The hard part about this is that you must find all of the rat man dens 
in one play through. A rat man den is where you'll see writing on the
walls and the area looks abandoned. Often there are random objects in
here too. You must find them all on one playthrough, but the first one
appears in a late level, level sixteen, and they're found in all levels
after that, so you really only have to start there. Here are the areas
where they are found:

At one point, you should see a wall jutting out with two boxes blocking
the way through it. Move the boxes and go past the wall into the area.
Be sure to pause and check your achievement, game will tell you if you
found one.

After getting past the area where the machine spit the electric balls at
you and entering the open area, drop down to the bottom level, and look
at the wall opposite the room with the two switches. You should be able 
to blast a portal past that wall if you go from the left or right(It's
jutting out of the wall) Shoot a portal past it(Should be a little area
you can shoot to) Then just shoot another portal and walk right through.

In the first part, where you're jumping from platform to platform, one
platform should have a little crumbling area of a wall(Be sure to check
every platform, it's not very obvious) Just crawl under the wall through
the crumbling area and you should find it.

While you're going through the escape, you should see two vents you can
crawl through. I barely remember the rooms, but the vents aren't hidden,
just check the rooms for a vent, crawl through the vent, and you'll
enter a very small room where the achievement can be found.

I S   A N Y O N E   T H E R E ?                                   [SHOT]
Difficulty |7/10
Time       |Approx. 45 Minutes

This is fairly tough achievement to get. I believe you can start on 
testchamber sixteen and get this, but you made need to start on the very
first one. In any case, play through the game like normal until you
reach testchamber sixteen. You must make it through this chamber without
taking a bullet. Just be careful, avoid confrontation with the turrets
if possible, and SAVE OFTEN. If you're careful, you should be able to
make it through this chamber without taking a bullet, but if you do get
hit, then revert to your previous save. Remember, when you knock out a 
turret, it's gonna fire like crazy; try to avoid this. After testchamber
sixteen, seventeen has no turrets, and eighteens turrets can be taken
out with little difficulty. Be careful with the escape turrets though,
as they can be very tricky. Once again, save often, and be careful. If
you made it through the entire game without getting hit by a bullet, you
will be given the achievement as you enter the final room. Good job!

S A W   T H A T   O N E   C O M I N G                             [BOOM]
Difficulty |1/10
Time       |Approx. 20 Minutes

Probably the easiest achievement in the game to get. Heres what you do.
During the escape, you will hit a switch and an eye will appear. You 
need this eye to bring some glass for you to escape. This eye is a 
rocket sentry. All you have to do is place a portal on one side of the
eye and another on the opposite side. Have it shoot a rocket through one
side, and it will go around to hit him. Just by doing that, you'll earn
the achievement.

T H E   C A M E R A   A D D S   T E N   P O U N D S               [CMRA]
Difficulty |1/10
Time       |Approx. 5 Minutes

This is another very easy achievement. Best done in Testchamber Sixteen.
Find a camera, shoot a portal at it to knock it off the wall, then pick
it up, find a turret, and knock it down by smacking the camera into it.
No problem.

L I K E   A   R A T                                               [TRAP]
Difficulty |6/10
Time       |Approx. 10 Minutes

This is actually kind of a funny achievement. You have to somehow get 
yourself into a position where you cannot continue and GLaDOS must help
you. This can be done by going to testchamber fifteen. Make it to the 
end of the chamber where you must hit two switches and then fire an
electric ball into a port. You want to hit both switches very quickly, 
but instead of continuing getting the ball to the port, blast a portal 
right next to the area the ball should go(On the ground) Blast a portal
on the ground near you, and jump through. You should gain enough speed
so you can jump right into the space with the port. It may take a few
tries your first time. Upon doing this right, you should actually be
stuck in the room with the port. GLaDOS will make an announcement that
you have managed to trap yourself in a room, and will open an emergency
escape hatch, netting you the achievement.

Once again, it can be tough to know what I'm talking about just from 
this description alone, so I have found a video to explain what I'm
talking about. I DID NOT CREATE THIS VIDEO. It can be found at

A   F E E L I N G   L I K E   F L O A T I N G                     [DSLV]
Difficulty |2/10
Time       |Approx. 5 Minutes

Another very easy one. Go to testchamber sixteen(There are a lot for 
this one, aren't there?) And make it all the way to the end. There 
should be one turret in front of the final elevator. Either knock it out
and grab it or just grab it and carry it to the elevator. It should get
caught in the blue "Aperture Science Emancipation Grid" and start making
a very weird noise. give it a second, you'll see it start sparking, and
then after that, it should completely dissolve and you'll earn the 
achievement. Nice one.

T E S T S   L I K E   C H I C K E N                               [TEST]
Difficulty |3/10
Time       |Approx. 15 Minutes

This is an easy achievement, but also very easy to miss. During the 
escape, you should reach a point where you must shoot a portal past fans 
to continue. After doing this, you'll be in a room that is sludgy on the
bottom, has a bridge in the middle, and a ledge to the opposite side.
Get on the bridge. Once there, go to the right, and enter the office 
rooms. Look through the rooms there, and you should find one that has a
big window that will allow you to look into testchamber fourteen. Look
at the desk in this room and you should see one piece of paper on a
clipboard with the word "FAILED" on it. Pick it up and you will earn the

F R U I T C A K E                                                 [CAKE]
V A N I L L A   C R A Z Y   C A K E
Difficulty |3/10 Cupcake
            4/10 Fruitcake
            7/10 Vanilla Crazy Cake
Time       |Approx. 25 Minutes Cupcake
            Approx. 60 Minutes Fruitcake
            Approx. 2 Hours    Vanilla Crazy Cake
Gamerpoints|10G Cupcake
            25G Fruitcake
            35G Vanilla Crazy Cake

The reason I lumped these three together is that they're all basically
the same. This game features 20 challenge maps, and to earn all of the
achievements, you must complete 5(Cupcake), 10(Fruitcake), or all 20 of
the achievements. I'm not going to go over each of the challenge maps;
this is not the kind of guide for that. However, I'm sure you can find
plenty of guides online to help you. The maps that you must complete 

   Still Alive 1
   Still Alive 2
   Still Alive 3
   Still Alive 4
   Still Alive 5
   Still Alive 6
   Still Alive 7
   Still Alive 8
   Still Alive 9
   Still Alive 10
   Still Alive 11
   Still Alive 12
   Still Alive 13
   Still Alive 14
   Testchamber 13 Advanced
   Testchamber 14 Advanced
   Testchamber 15 Advanced
   Testchamber 16 Advanced
   Testchamber 17 Advanced
   Testchamber 18 Advanced

Most of them are pretty easy anyway, just a lot of trial and error. Good
luck with trying to complete them!

Hopefully this guide was able to help somewhat with your quest to score
all of the achievement points. I love getting comments, suggestions, or
feedback, so if you want to email me, please do so! My email address is
MisterMarioMan@yahoo.com. Just don't email me with straight hate mail or
questions about writing your own guide, as I won't respond to those.
Thank you!

Copyright Johnathan Dunn 2009