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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ACEBL33D
ACEBL33D

well it is not going to work for steam users because steam took it out in there latest update i had it working for me and my sister to play and with this new update it does not work anymore so i hardly think it will work at all but if anyone else can figure it out tell us how

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

You're right. I'm working on a fix.

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maniacmoop
maniacmoop

Dumb ****, its PERFECT!

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Deadman87
Deadman87

"Okay, now open up the game, open the console"

I can't seem to open the console. I was in the main menu, and tried pressing the tilde button, and everything else. Also activated the "Allow Developer Console" setting, which I presume is required, but alas, still didn't work.

I have a Norwegian keyboard setup (which shouldn't be THAT different), so it's beyond me why I cannot seem to open up the console.

Any ideas??

(I also have a PS3 controller, but getting it to work surely is beyond me as I can't even open up the damned console :))

P.S. That dog you have as an avatar is hilarious!

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Deadman87
Deadman87

Hey Deadman87. Try adding -console to the launch option for L4D :)

Sorry for cluttering. Will try getting that PS3 stick to work now.

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FLAPJACKDAN
FLAPJACKDAN

I got this when I put in Exec 360controller.cfg

Unknown command "joy_variable_frametime"
Using joystick 'L4D Xbox360 Joystick Configuration' configuration
Advanced joystick settings initialized for joystick 1
------------
joy1 x axis: strafe (absolute)
joy1 y axis: forward (absolute)
joy1 z axis: unmapped
joy1 r axis: pitch (absolute)
joy1 u axis: yaw (absolute)
joy1 v axis: unmapped
Advanced joystick settings initialized for joystick 2
------------
joy2 x axis: strafe (absolute)
joy2 y axis: forward (absolute)
joy2 z axis: unmapped
joy2 r axis: pitch (absolute)
joy2 u axis: yaw (absolute)
joy2 v axis: unmapped

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

It should work flawlessly, did you completely overwrite the file?

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Trans-Fat
Trans-Fat

cheers for this bro. I think i will buy left for dead this weekend with the sale.

also. If you do not have a 360 controller, download the Emulater from this website Tocaedit.com
then you set up the controllers as you want them to be set up.

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.

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

Oh, thanks, I'll update it.

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Croco15 Creator
Croco15

I'll try to put up a video in a week or so.

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