Filed Under (Co-Op PC Game) by Anonymous on 21-11-2008

Left 4 Dead PC Coop
Do I need to switch to a game console ?  Why can’t I just put the CD in and play my game I just bought.. Your killing the PC.

Thank God you seem to have coop..
But I had to click threw 7 that’s seven advertisements and update.. Then steam had to update.. Then the game had to update…. WTF it’s brand new I just want to play what I paid for…

My DSL is out and I use my cellphone. boy-oh-boy does this suck..

Just think with a X-Box or PS3 you just pop in the CD.. YOUR KILLING THE PC..

Stop worrying about piracy just make a good game and people will pay…

Thank you for the cooperative play – It better have LAN play and I don’t care about having 2 two CD keys if the game is good..

Why do I need to go threw 2 hrs of Install/Updating?

Left4Dead LAN Setup Instructions:   Don’t Download anything.
Startup Left4Dead in offline mode and enable the console.

1) Open console, type “sv_lan 1”

2) Then type “sv_allow_lobby_connect_only 0”

3) Then type “net_start”

4) Then type “map “ remember space after map then use arrow keys and enter to select a map.

The Game will start a LAN offline serve and play host.

Other Connecting Gamers In the console type
“connect” the hosts IP address.

Offline and all with the same CD Key – Left4Dead LAN Coop Play. Use a NO CD fixed .exe from – No CD shuffling !

other useful console commands:

To set the difficulty type “z_difficulty” on the server before you select the map.



6 Comments posted on "Left 4 Dead"
Left4Dead Coop on December 1st, 2008 at 11:45 pm #

Left4Dead LAN Setup Instructions

Left4Dead Coop on December 1st, 2008 at 11:46 pm #

yes, you can play left4 dead over LAN with only 1 copy of the game.

STARTNET on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:36 am #

Left4Dead Coop No Dedicated Server Automatically sets up serve and play

Demonoid on December 10th, 2008 at 11:53 am #

Or you can download the non-steam rip and use hamachi to play over the internet in a virtual LAN.

Just beat it with my girlfriend last night. xD

STARTNET on January 12th, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

yeah, yeah – left for dead.. Kill a hundred zombies here, shoot another twentyfive thousand over there.

JJ on June 18th, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

lately a lot of players are complaining about this problem when joining a served game either through LAN or online.

“Invalid protocol, expecting 1011, got 1010″

The problem exist when a the host/server hasn’t been update, the protocol version simply means version/clients connecting are using 1011, whereas the server is still version 1010. You have to force an update via hldsupdatetool.

Expecting 1011 means the pc you are using installed with Left 4 Dead means it has the latest updated version 1011. The host/server must repatch or updated the Left 4 Dead Game.

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