Ben and August’s Extended Editor (BEEMOD)

Hello everyone, Benjamin Thomas Blodgett (BenVlodgi) here,

You’re probably here to download to the BEE, or to download the resource package required to play chambers created with the BEE.

Current Version 1.05 View the update log at the bottom of the page

Here is the automatic installer Download @

Here is the manual installation files Download @

For the manual installation, merge the enclosed portal 2 directory, with your existing “portal 2″ directory and overwrite all changes. you will find the portal 2 directory here \Steam\steamapps\common\

If it is impossible to download from gamefront, download @Dropbox. Raw FilesAutomatic Installer. Please only do this if necessary, it throws off the download count.

I do not yet have the resource package up, for now you will just have install the mod to get the resources.

Don’t forget to add #BEEMOD to your published chamber’s descriptions to help people find cooler chambers like yours! Click HERE to search for those chambers now!

I will post tutorials on how to properly use each item later.

Until then if you have questions, post in one of these forums/discussion boards to get help from other users. I do check these boards myself to make sure questions are being answered, or that information is correct.

Forum @ Thinking With Portals

Forum @ Steam

Discussion @ Steam Community

If you want to have a pellet emitter disable after the pellet has been caught, then set the catcher to target a not gate, which then sends its outputs to the emitter, also make sure the emitter does not have “Start Enabled” checked.

More info:

The BEE is an extension to the Portal Testing Initiative created by Valve Software.

The BEE adds new items to the Palette, these items include:

  • Orange AutoPortal
  • High Energy Pellets (HEPs)
  • Crushers
  • Pneumatic Diversity Vents
  • Triggers Blocks:
    • Once
    • Multiple
    • Autosave
  • Logic Gates:
    • And
    • Or
    • Not
    • Nand
    • Nor
  • Panel Drawbridge
  • Doors
  • Warm Lights


When you finish making your chamber with BEE installed you can publish your maps just like normal, however puzzles you make that include High Energy Pellets (HEPs) will require people who download your chamber to install the BEE-resource package before playing the chamber.

If you are a savvy person you can use pakrat to package the HEP resources into your .bsp before publishing. By doing this people wont have to have the BEE-resource package installed to play your chamber.

Most recent screen shot
An old video

Update Log:


  • Fixed turret overlapping pellet catcher item on the palette.


  • Fixed compatability issue with PTI Coop.
  • Note: Autoportals will not work properly in coop mode, also this is a hotfix update and has not been tested at all.


  • Fixed autoportal sometimes emitting backwards into the void


  • Fixed warm light strip selection
  • Fixed broken NOT gate


  • Removed NAND and NOR gates to stop crashes when adding logic entities
  • Fixed when starting a one portal chamber, when you walk through the entry door you loose the gun and get it back. That was designed for the preview mode, not to be in chambers when published.
  • Fixed PDVs particle effects no showing up on loads from saved games.

15 thoughts on “Ben and August’s Extended Editor (BEEMOD)”

  1. I really really need help. I am trying to publish a map using high energy pellets but it was just giving the “get bee mod message”. I used Packrat and added in all the right files but i still get the same error and i have spent the last 4 hours and can not find one single tutorial on how to stop the message from popping up. I really badly need this help i have looked everywhere online and i can’t find nothing!

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