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, thenĀ  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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0 comments by Croco15 on Oct 7th, 2009

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.

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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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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69 Oct 21 2009, 1:49am says:

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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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69 Oct 21 2009, 2:05am replied:

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

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 22 2009, 7:39pm replied:

Did you even look at the summery?

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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69 Oct 23 2009, 1:37pm replied:

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
Croco15 Oct 24 2009, 12:15am replied:

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

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NecromancerX69
NecromancerX69 Oct 24 2009, 12:48am replied:

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

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`DarcK
`DarcK Oct 19 2009, 4:28pm says:

"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."

In my instance, the second player light doesn't come on.

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 19 2009, 9:25pm replied:

Have you tried it more than once? If so, have you heard the noises the computer makes when you unplug and plug in stuff in?

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`DarcK
`DarcK Oct 19 2009, 12:14pm replied:

I finally understood the problem. In fact, in 360controller.cfg file you added this command: "unbindall" and I have created a autoexec.cfg file to bind the console...
Another question: will this work with mouse+keyboard and another person with a controller? If the answer is yes, what is the takedown? Thanks!

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 19 2009, 1:10pm replied:

The "unbindall" command shouldn't cause problems and the way you want to do it sounds exactly like the original version. I might be mistaken though.

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