Pink Ranger Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:02am
SplitScreen PC Tool v1.3 BETA
I've made a program to make it easy for playing Offline SplitScreen on the PC, I have posted it on http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=156994 .

Hi guys! I'm an experienced .NET programmer, and really got angry because they didn't include a Split-screen option on the PC version of the game.
So, I searched the internet, and found several ways of running the game on split-screen or multi-monitor, but all of them involved having several programs, and are not easily modified for playing with different number of players.
Here's my tool, for playing Borderlands 2 on the PC on Split-Screen, easily!

Cool stuff:
- Runs 4 players on only 1 monitor!
- Runs on multi-monitor perfectly
- Runs on Split-Screen (with no issues!)

Supported Games:
- Borderlands 2
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Resident Evil 5

Link to download of newest version, 1.3 BETA:
http://splitplaypc.codeplex.com

I'd like to remember this is a BETA version, I'd reallly appreciate feedback, so I can fix it, and make it perfect!

This works with the Steam Version!

Image: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14675887/splitplaypc%201.2.png
Video of it working: Video

Instructions of usage:
1. Click on [+ Add a Game]
2. Click on [Browse...]
3. Search for your Borderlands2.exe file. If you have the Steam Version, it's on "C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\borderlands 2"
4. Click on Borderlands 2.
5. Select the number of players.
6. Set the players screens.
7. If you want to change Game ID and other options, click NEXT.
8. If not, you can already start the game by clicking "PLAY".
9. WAIT for all the screens to position! Be patient, this takes the delay time (10 seconds) times the amount of players + the delay time.
10. Set Network to LAN.
11. Open a Game on any Player.
12. Join the LAN game on other players.

Known issues:
- If your PC can't handle the game at your screen`s resolution, set your Windows`s resolution to lower BEFORE opening the App.
- DON`T modify the resolution in-game.
- You have to press START on the menus in order. Player 1, Player 2 and it goes. Or else 1 gamepad may control 2 screens (thanks for the tip, handakes! - http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/member.php?u=61490)

How it works:
- The app modifies the WillowEngine.ini based on user input and resolution of the screen.
- Then, the app starts Borderlands, and monitors the Process and sets the Window`s locations to the appropriate area.
Last edited by Pink Ranger; Jul 15 @ 3:53am
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Swift_Hero Aug 25, 2013 @ 2:08pm 
Cool program works well. Thanks
Pink Ranger Aug 25, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
Cool! Glad you liked it :)
dARE Aug 25, 2013 @ 2:22pm 
Probably a dumb question, but do you need a separate account for each player you put in the game?
Pink Ranger Aug 25, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
Originally posted by dARE:
Probably a dumb question, but do you need a separate account for each player you put in the game?
No, and there's no way to play with different accounts.
dARE Aug 25, 2013 @ 4:30pm 
thanks. I'll try it out
Zotulige Oct 9, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
can you use a keyboard and mouse or do you have to use controllers
vic_viperman Oct 9, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
Does this demand more resources from your comp? If so, what is the performance hit? Is your program running BL2 2 or 3 times at once?
WaxxFetish Oct 9, 2013 @ 2:23pm 
Thank you very much, this tool is a beast.
Last edited by WaxxFetish; Oct 9, 2013 @ 2:23pm
NewTroll Oct 9, 2013 @ 2:27pm 
I may never get around to trying this out for myself, but I still wanted to say Thank You.
trukr Oct 9, 2013 @ 8:03pm 
I just have one thing to say to you, that is AWESOME! Thanks :)
randygilmore2001 Oct 9, 2013 @ 9:31pm 
Thanks for the sharing, much appreciated.
Alcatraz Zombie Oct 9, 2013 @ 9:53pm 
awesome. thanks for sharing
Pink Ranger Oct 12, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
Originally posted by Flijin:
can you use a keyboard and mouse or do you have to use controllers
You have to use gamepads, but you can let at least 1 player to play with kb + mouse and let others play with gamepads
Pink Ranger Oct 12, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
Originally posted by vic_viperman:
Does this demand more resources from your comp? If so, what is the performance hit? Is your program running BL2 2 or 3 times at once?
It's resource intensive, but I thing most PCs can run it pretty well. Yes, the program runs multiple instances of BL2. What I advise people to do is change the configs of the game to a little bit lower, so there's no perfomance hit
Pink Ranger Oct 12, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
To everyone else who thanked me, I say thank you :) I may not have the time to answer to all of them comments, but as sure as heck read them all. Thanks for the feedback and appreciation of the program =).
Soon I will be releasing more updates, stay tuned
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