This is partly my work. TheBusGuy figured this out and I figured out the fix.

When valve made Left 4 Dead, they didn't include split screen for the PC, but they did include the code for it. In this I will show you how to get the split screen code working.

You will need an Xbox360 controller. I will address what to do if you have a different controller later on.

The first step is to download the code, its in the download tab.

Plug your controller in. Then open up your 360controller.cfg file, its in your "\left4dead\cfg" folder. Copy and paste the code you downloaded over the code in the 360controller.cfg.

Okay, now open up the game, open the console, and type "Exec 360controller.cfg" without the quotations. Then use "ss_splitmode 1" or "ss_splitmode 2", to set the split screen mode. "ss_splitmode 1" is horizontal, and should be used for regular monitors. "ss_splitmode 2" is vertical, and should be used for dual monitor setups and wide screen monitors.

You need to have the controller set to player 1. Start/join a game and as soon as the loading screen appears, unplug the controller, wait a few seconds, and plug it back in before the game starts. That should switch it to player 2.

Now type in "ss_connect", player 2 will connect and start spectating. To make him join a team type "cmd2 jointeam 2". That should fix the update glitch and work perfectly.

If you have a different controller than an xbox360 controller, you will have to download an emulator from Tocaedit.com Then set up the controllers as you want them to be set up.
If you only have a differant controller, then go in the "xbox360cemu.ini" and set index to -1

"[PAD1]

Index=0 ----> Index=-1"
then scroll down and set pad 2 index to 1

this should make your one controller bind to player 2.


That is it! Enjoy!

P.S.- If I forgot anything, or if you have something to add, let me know!
There is a hack/code like this one for Unreal Tournament 3 at Moddb.com

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I have figured out how to get split screen working after the DLC/update. I updated the summery, so you can take a look at that now. I doubt you care, but it took me three days of messing with it, to figure it out. I have also added a video, to make it easier to understand. Enjoy having split screen back!
Sorry for the horrible quality.

Left 4 Dead Splitscreen Config

Left 4 Dead Splitscreen Config

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This is the code I mentioned. You NEED this to get it to work. So, go ahead and download it.

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Henry518
Henry518

everything works fine, but about the controllers... i have a USB Logitech Dual Action, and i have the typical problem. I cant look left or right, and when i use the splitscreen code, it attacks when trying to look left or right. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? im trying to play with splitscreen, so i cant just put the mouse-axis command to the controller's config cause it wont work on both of them.

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Mr_Cookies
Mr_Cookies

1=do you pressed the ANALOGIC button before you play ?
=if you did that,so,try my mod for left 4 dead 2 in the left 4 dead 1,may it shold work ,heres the link : Moddb.com

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Henry518
Henry518

thanks, ill give it a try

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Mr_Cookies
Mr_Cookies

i making a splitscreen mod for l4d 2,it will be here on moddb soon

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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69

Hey will u guys make a splitscreen for Left 4 Dead 2?
please tell me :3

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InStars
InStars

Just search steam forums, they have info how to get L4D2 split-screen working.

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sk8ordie97
sk8ordie97

ive got it working as far as getting it into split screen, but the jointeam2 part doesnt work
i ahve player 2 just sitting there spectating

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

Did you use "cmd2 jointeam 2"? Just "jointeam 2" won't work.

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Marffy
Marffy

i knew about this.... i thought it would be a mod instead of a tut. you should try to make a mod so a menu button says "split screen" that would be wicked.

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Matt92
Matt92

Is this possible with all source games?

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

No, sorry.

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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69

WERE CAN I FIND THIS >>>>> xbox360cemu.ini ?????? so i can play with keyboard and mouse and just 1 control again were can i find it?!

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Trans-Fat
Trans-Fat

it is in the emu you download from toca edit

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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69

Or how can i do it? with mouse keyboard and just 1 360 controller please :3

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

Did you even look at the summery?

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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69

yea but i end up just like the guy down me the player 2 dosent apear even i tried several times

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

If the player 2 light doesn't come on, it might be broken.

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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69

Thank u the control was the problem thanks again :D

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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69

ok thanks i will try to get other control to see if its the control problem.

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