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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`DarcK
`DarcK Oct 19 2009, 11:23am says:

God... When I start a game the console disappear and I can't configure it. How do you do that?

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 19 2009, 11:55am replied:

It disappears? You need to press a button for it to work, If you are doing that, then these are my suggestions. Is it there at first, then it goes away, or is it not there to begin with. If its the first option, something must be wrong with your game and you should try reinstalling it. If its the second option, just enable it in the options and press the ~ key.

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Mr.Mellon
Mr.Mellon Oct 17 2009, 8:06pm says:

ok I need help I tried the video but I couldn't read the text pls email me some instructions crazytrain58 at gmail.com

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 18 2009, 1:47pm replied:

Look at the video in the news, its very easy to read.

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Gamer_Goo321
Gamer_Goo321 Oct 17 2009, 4:29am says:

Okay I have got the ini but how do i get this all to work, please send me a set of;

STEP BY STEP instructions

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 17 2009, 1:06pm replied:

I just sent you a lengthy message.

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maniacmoop
maniacmoop Oct 18 2009, 12:15am replied:

THIS IS MY FAVORITEST MOD EVER CREATED FOR GAMES THAT HAVE MODS!

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 15 2009, 12:12am replied:

I sent you message (it was to big to post here), if anyone else wants this, message me.

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Gamer_Goo321
Gamer_Goo321 Oct 15 2009, 10:55am replied:

Okay um how do i say this.... it didnt work i need to know how to use the control as the second player and the keyboard and mouse as the 1st or vice versa.. and where is the index anyway i cant find how to change the index to -1. oh and when i did this command it said..

] exec logitech
Using joystick 'L4D Logitech Dual Action USB Configuration' configuration
Advanced joystick settings initialized for joystick 1
------------
joy1 x axis: strafe (absolute)
joy1 y axis: forward (absolute)
joy1 z axis: yaw (absolute)
joy1 r axis: pitch (absolute)
joy1 u axis: unmapped
joy1 v axis: unmapped
Advanced joystick settings initialized for joystick 2
------------
joy2 x axis: strafe (absolute)
joy2 y axis: forward (absolute)
joy2 z axis: yaw (absolute)
joy2 r axis: pitch (absolute)
joy2 u axis: unmapped
joy2 v axis: unmapped
Unknown command: joy_variable_frametime

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 15 2009, 11:30am replied:

It says that for everyone, just ignore it. You change the stuff in the "xbox360cemu.ini" from the link I gave. Its very simple and should help.

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