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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Gamer_Goo321
Gamer_Goo321 Oct 14 2009, 10:00pm says:

Hey Croco15 i have a logitech dual action.
It sortof looks like a ps2 control can you help me with the specs please.

Here are the buttons-

Square=1
X=2
Circle=3
Triangle=4
R1=6
R2=8
L1=5
L2=7
Start=10
Select=11

It also has an analog stick which has the same function as a normal ps2 control.

It really apriciate if you can help me.

Your awsome for making this mod because my left for dead isn't a steam thingy.

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Gamer_Goo321
Gamer_Goo321 Oct 14 2009, 10:09pm replied:

its full name is Logitech Dual Action USB
If that also helps

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DrJosh
DrJosh Oct 14 2009, 5:53pm says:

Is there a way to invert one of the controllers?

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 14 2009, 6:14pm replied:

What do you mean?

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Igoreshkin
Igoreshkin Oct 13 2009, 9:35am says:

I have Logitech Chillstream Controller.It's look like 360 controller.But you write:"If you only have 1 controller then 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."
I can't find this in 360controller.cfg.

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 13 2009, 10:39pm replied:

Sort of what he said. The file you need to look at, is in the folder I gave a link to. Its called "xbox360cemu.ini". I hope this helps.

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Igoreshkin
Igoreshkin Oct 14 2009, 10:07am replied:

APE

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Croco15
Croco15 Oct 14 2009, 4:24pm replied:

What?

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maniacmoop
maniacmoop Oct 13 2009, 9:36pm replied:

Your looking in the wrong folder nubfuck, look more into the details in the summary or ill bluntforce castrate you.

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MattB1023
MattB1023 Oct 12 2009, 5:48pm says:

Thanks! Now I can finally play with my friends!

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