Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

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Revised Subtitles 1.3 (CLOSED CAPTIONS UPDATE)
Game Content: Miscellaneous
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Jun 7, 2022 @ 4:37pm
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Revised Subtitles 1.3 (CLOSED CAPTIONS UPDATE)

"I hate good grammar."

Revised Subtitles is an effort to perfect the English grammar and spelling within Left 4 Dead 2. Nearly all ~20,000 voice lines, revised and corrected to modern English grammar standards.

This mod also includes some custom formatting, such as italicized text on emphasized words. For example:

Original: "I have not come this far to die now."
Revised Subtitles: "I have NOT... come this far... to die now..."

Words that were absent or wrongly used are replaced accordingly. For example:

Original: "Rochelle: Great. Infected in hazmat suits."
Revised Subtitles: "Rochelle: Great. Zombies in hazmat suits."

The names of some NPC's have also been changed. For example, "Pilot" from the Dead Air finale is changed to "AC-130 Pilot" and "Soldier" from the Blood Harvest finale is changed to "Rescue 9" (This name is taken directly from The Sacrifice comic[www.l4d.com])

This mod changes English subtitles AND closed captions
Thank you, TLS team, for saving me the trouble of fixing some previously known errors.
And thank you, M.G., for making a guide on how to make custom subtitles.

Step 1: Download GCFScape here [nemstools.github.io]
Step 2: Open this addon via GCFScape, you can find it in /left4dead2/addons/workshop
Step 3: Extract all the files and put them in their respective folders. You want to replace the files that are named subtitles_english.dat

To those that are still confused on how to install manually, I made a guide here.
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Mar 18 @ 10:14am
Tha 'Starion
Aleksander Drako Feb 3 @ 10:34am 
Okay, I think I realised it just now...
I had to replace the files in left4dead2_dlc1 and left4dead2_dlc2 too because these were over-ruling the ones from main folder. That is why survivors from L4D1 had no names by their text when other's had
Kaitlyn Feb 2 @ 6:21pm 
@Aleksander Drako ,

Its written out on the line, we write it out in the captions file almost exactly as how you see it, bar stuff like <tags>.

So "<clr:255,168,85>Josh: Is everyone good to go?" would show up as

"Josh: Is everyone good to go?"

In a soft yellow colour.

Alternatively without a Name,

"[Door creaks]"

Would show up as

"[Door creaks]"

In pure white.

Hope that helped, if at all.
Aleksander Drako Feb 2 @ 12:58pm 
Question: How does "Name: Text" works? I noticed recently that in my subtitles it does not show who says a line (except for their colours). I was wondering if it is CC case, turning them on did not seamed to change much. Although when checking other group of survivors I noticed names being the case same, though not always + CC infected.
Lolbit (Real) Jan 17 @ 7:01am 
Would I be able to ask for help on a subtitle mod I'm trying to do?
Some of the lines won't load and I don't quite know what might cause it
Sergeant Jane Doe Oct 17, 2023 @ 10:55pm 
this mod is work but pilot and soldier not change to AC-130 and Rescue 9
Tha 'Starion  [author] Sep 17, 2023 @ 4:59pm 
Go ahead. I appreciate your asking :)
Lochlan Sep 17, 2023 @ 7:33am 
Howdy, I was just asking to see if I could get permission to release my own modified subtitles file. It uses yours as a base and that's why I wanted your permission first! You'll be credited of course.
Tha 'Starion  [author] Sep 13, 2023 @ 8:12pm 
Lynen Sep 13, 2023 @ 12:53pm 
sorry can I ask you a few questions in private?
Tha 'Starion  [author] Sep 13, 2023 @ 9:35am