Ben McLean Jun 7 @ 3:51pm
Valve, it's time for official splitscreen support.
I want everything that exists to die. I want to tear everything I see to pieces and smash it like the freakin Incredible Hulk.

I just spent an afternoon trying to configure Left 4 Dead 2 multiplayer splitscreen. There are guides all over the place, and even a mod that adds splitscreen to the menu. http://www.gamemaps.com/details/5260

Obviously, I want mouse and keyboard to control one player (either one works) and my gamepad to control the other player. (a wireless Xbox 360 controller which works great in other games)

But none of it works. Sure, the level will load so that the screen is split, and you can use a keyboard, mouse and gamepad all at the same time to control the game.

Both on Player 1. And only for Player 1. And never, ever, under any circumstances, ever do you ever get to even begin to control Player 2. At all.

Guides like this one http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=197862101 will say stuff like "IT IS NECESSARY THAT YOU SET THE 360 CONTROLLER SET TO PLAYER 2, THIS MEANS THE LIGHT INDICATOR ON THE CONTROLLER MUST BE ON THE NUMBER 2!" but you can't do that. There is no way to get your only Wireless Xbox 360 controller to be set to Player 2 without another Wireless Xbox 360 controller.

You want to convince us that SteamBoxes and SteamOS can be as good as consoles? You need splitscreen support on the Steam versions of Source engine games. The technical work is done, you just need to implement the front-end. Fix this, Valve.
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Maiko Jun 7 @ 4:01pm 
You need to not sound violant about this. Just talk to steam support, and let them help you out. Have you tried steam support?
(ΘČĐ)™Conrad925 Jun 7 @ 4:13pm 
Fix this? It's not broken. Don't think they'll be adding any features to a 5 year old game either, no matter how many 10 year olds cry for it.
JMC Jun 7 @ 4:55pm 
how could you play in splitscreen?
bor3d Jun 7 @ 5:58pm 
Does this work? Saw it a while ago, but I no need for this. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3176217
Ben McLean Jun 7 @ 11:04pm 
Don't think they'll be adding any features to a 5 year old game either, no matter how many 10 year olds cry for it.
It's not 10 years old. It's 5 years old, and the underlying game engine totally has this already. They just need to add it to the menu and let you assign the controls correctly. They still make money from this game and do patch it periodically.
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Ben McLean Jun 7 @ 11:07pm 
Does this work? Saw it a while ago, but I no need for this. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3176217
No but that looks like an interesting lead that might be helpful. Thanks :)

One challenge will be getting it to work with all my mods
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[†]Munkee_King[†] Jun 7 @ 11:51pm 
Originally posted by mclean.ben:
Don't think they'll be adding any features to a 5 year old game either, no matter how many 10 year olds cry for it.
It's not 10 years old. It's 5 years old, and the underlying game engine totally has this already. They just need to add it to the menu and let you assign the controls correctly. They still make money from this game and do patch it periodically.


He called you 10, not the game.
Ben McLean Jun 7 @ 11:52pm 
Just talk to steam support
This is an undocumented feature. The game can do it, but Steam doesn't support doing it officially.
Ben McLean Jun 7 @ 11:53pm 
He called you 10, not the game.
Hmm, does he expect any kind of useful or positive result from this? Me I was just ticked off at how I couldn't get this working and mispent so much of my afternoon
[†]Munkee_King[†] Jun 7 @ 11:55pm 
I don't care about splitscreen.. because I have no friends... :( <------ my face right now.

But I would like a working thirdperson mode. That can be used in versus without being called a cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater.
Fayy Jun 8 @ 12:18am 
useless feature.
[†]Munkee_King[†] Jun 8 @ 12:26am 
Originally posted by Hyura:
useless feature.

nothing is useless in a game. everyone likes different things, the more added, the more people will like it.
Ben McLean Jun 8 @ 5:43am 
Yeah ... "useless feature" what?? That doesn't even make sense. If you have only one TV in a room and you want to play with your friend, how is getting to do that a useless feature? I guess it's only useless if you have no friends.
bor3d Jun 8 @ 8:18pm 
Originally posted by Hyura:
useless feature.
Thats like calling a second player option for games stupid. Some people have kids or siblings that need to share things.
Source: Grew up in the 90's with 3 siblings.


Originally posted by mclean.ben:
If you have only one TV in a room and you want to play with your friend
I think you mean "One PC", because you can use two monitors for this.
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(ΘČĐ)™Conrad925 Jun 9 @ 12:09am 
Sounds like what you want is a game console, I think this game is available for x-box.
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