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OLGamer Jul 15, 2013 @ 9:18am
Local Co-Op?
Hi I am new to Steam as well as PC gaming. I noticed that Portal 2 can be played Co-Op. How does that work on a PC? I have one controller I guess I need another or will 2nd person use the keyboard or is this online Co=op play? Sorry if this is noob question :)
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Luso Jul 15, 2013 @ 9:21am 
You can team up with someone online. I don't believe there is anything you can do locally.
OLGamer Jul 15, 2013 @ 9:22am 
Okay thanks. Will probably get it during the sale.
Sebas 22 Jul 15, 2013 @ 9:25am 
You need two computers. Doesn't need to be online if you activate the console and connect each other with the console. But, it's better to use internet and steam to play coop, is the easy way.
Rambo Jul 15, 2013 @ 9:42am 
ACtually, if you hook up two controllers and press start for both you can play locally on one computer. I've done it before. Don't listen to the others.
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Robin Jul 15, 2013 @ 12:39pm 
Rambo is right. With two controllers, you can play splitscreen just like the console version.
OLGamer Jul 15, 2013 @ 12:44pm 
Thanks everyone. I've got a wired Xbox/Windows controller and the other ones are wireless for the Xbox console. Can I not use the wireless ones?
Robin Jul 15, 2013 @ 12:47pm 
You can use wireless controlls, but you'll have to get a wireless receiver to be able to connect them to the PC. Unfortunately, Microsoft only sells those bundled with a controller. You might be able to find one without the controller on eBay or Amazon, but beware of fake copies.
KaoS Jul 15, 2013 @ 2:06pm 
All those who say splitscreen is NOT possible are wrong and terribly lazy.
Local coop is possible. All you need are 2 joypads to start. Splitscreen is either vertical or horizontal (set that in options).
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OLGamer Jul 16, 2013 @ 9:50am 
okay thanks for all your suggestions
alessio.ilardi Jul 4 @ 11:38pm 
Is local co-op possible on a Mac with two PS3 joypads?
Robin Jul 5 @ 10:10am 
Originally posted by alessio.ilardi:
Is local co-op possible on a Mac with two PS3 joypads?
I haven't tried it as I've never owned a Mac, but I would assume so. It's the same game and it runs natively if I'm not mistaken.

After a little bit of research, it seems some people have issues with buttons on P2's controller activating actions for P1 (with Xbox controllers, though), so beware of that. Only a very small number of reported occurances though, and a long time ago as well.
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