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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MattB1023
MattB1023

Thanks! Now I can finally play with my friends!

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Igoreshkin
Igoreshkin

I have only one controller.where can i find:
"[PAD1]

Index=0 ----> Index=-1" ???

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

Well, I only have a 360 controller, so I can't help people that don't that much, but I believe its in the "xbox360cemu.ini" from the link in the summery.

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loser667
loser667

What if you have two mice and two keyboards? Is there anyway you can play split screen like that?

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

Well, I found this: Instructables.com I hope its helpful.

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Colts
Colts

Heyy Don't Forget to made this mod when L4D2 has release :)

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

I won't, I'm really excited for Left 4 Dead 2.

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maniacmoop
maniacmoop

FLAWLESS VICTORY! GJGJGJGJ

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russianguy
russianguy

sunds nice and left4dead rocksssssss bought it on sale for half than paying 30 steam rocks

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

I FIGURED IT OUT! I edited the instructions so you can see. We have split screen again!

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