This is a triumph; I'm making a note here -- HUGE SUCCESS:
Yes yes, a working portal gun inspired by Portal made by Adeon Writer. I want to tell Portal writer Erik Wolpaw about it, because he'd probably be impressed, or at the very least say, "I'm busy with Portal 3 here, so go the hell away."
Now, I've seen other Portal-esque Portal guns made in SL before, but I know Adeon to be a clever sort of someone, so I'm thinking this was impressively scripted. [Update, 11am: Adeon explains how he does this after the break. - Hamlet] And not only can you apparently teleport yourself with Adeon's portal gun, you can evidently teleport objects too, watch:
Adeon's a frequent reader of NWN, so I'm hoping he comes by soon and explains how it's done. Updates when I get them. Maybe this will turn out to be a clever hack that doesn't quite portal the way Portal portals. But that would still be a triumph.
Update, 11:00AM: Just got an e-mail from Adeon, who explains how this works below. Being SL, it's not surprising that he made this using code originally created for virtual kinky sex :
"That one's a work in progress," says Adeon. "I'll get this right out of way: I'm using RLV, a Resident-made script protocol (originally written for bondage roleplay, HI THERE) that lets you do things normal scripts can't do, which in my case is teleport you on contact and rotate you. That means this will work on most third party viewers but not the official LL viewer. It also," he adds, "makes people feel slightly dirty." (I feel dirty just blogging about it.)
Adeon acknowledges he's not the first Portal pioneer in SL. [B]ut a good friend of mine, Snow Bristol, made a few Portal props, and asked if I could script them. I couldn't refuse." Speaking of which, no, he's not giving this out as a freebie: "[W]e're both concerned with copyright, so it probably won't reach anyone else's hands unless we get an OK from Valve." Personally, I doubt Valve is going to explicitly sign off on a Portal gun built from virtual world bondage code, but at the same time, Valve also has a sterling reputation for being consistently progressive and cool about fan-made content, as long as it's non-commercial. In any case, here's the videos.