Current Game Version: v188.8.131.52 [March 2012]
Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008.
This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.
You'll play as one of four new survivors armed with a wide and devastating array of classic and upgraded weapons. In addition to firearms, you'll also get a chance to take out some aggression on infected with a variety of carnage-creating melee weapons, from chainsaws to axes and even the deadly frying pan.
You'll be putting these weapons to the test against (or playing as in Versus) three horrific and formidable new Special Infected. You'll also encounter five new “uncommon” common infected, including the terrifying Mudmen.
Helping to take L4D's frantic, action-packed gameplay to the next level is AI Director 2.0. This improved Director has the ability to procedurally change the weather you'll fight through and the pathways you'll take, in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match your performance. L4D2 promises a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience every time the game is played, custom-fitted to your style of play.
Here's how to play without Steam mucking everything up, and how to update without the need for Steam:
It provides an alternative means to updating and playing without Steam.
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I. Install Left 4 Dead 2
II. Update Left 4 Dead 2
III. Install Add-on Support
IV. Patch Game with Rev-Emu
V. Play by executing Left4Dead2.exe
VI. [Optional] Install L4D2 Authoring Tools
I. Install Left 4 Dead 2:Download and Install Left for Dead 2.
From Steam, Razor's release or, better yet, grab the clean 184.108.40.206 files linked below..
II. Update Left 4 Dead 2:
The Full Update will update any version of L4D2 and includes client and server files and a backup of original CEG protected client.dll included- use this one first if you're not sure.
Incremental Updates will update only one specific version to another specific version - use these to bring L4D2 up to the latest version.
After, and only after, installing latest update: Patch the game with Rev_emu.
III. Install Add-on Support:Add-on Support Package will allow you to run any custom map,
including the ones released for original L4D.
1- Install the Add-on Support package
2- and then install the latest Add-on Support Update to bring you up-to-date.
3- To fully utilize Add-on Support see L4D1 on L4D2, Custom Campaigns and Maps.
NOTE: According to Valve , as of v2041, Addon Support Tool is no longer needed for custom campaigns.
IV. Patch Game with Rev-Emu:1- Install Latest Rev-Emu Installer which includes left4dead2.exe and Setti masterserver.vdf.
Install to your Left 4 Dead 2 Installation Folder and choose which fix to use [either RevEmu or RevExe:].
2- Edit rev.ini with notepad to change your name. [SteamUser=YourName and PlayerName=YourName]
3- Edit rev.ini depending on how you would like to play:
- For playing single player via the main menu:
- For playing online and enable serverbrowser and SteamGroupServer on main menu:
Go into your Left 4 Dead\bin\config folder and make sure Masterserver.vdf is set to Read-Only.
[The latest RevEmu installer will set this to read-only for you]
NOTES: Use openserverbrowser in console to open the server browser.
Setti servers will now show up in the custom tab of the server browser.
Favorites tab doesn't work - Don't use it - it will crash your game
SETTI Steam Group Servers will be available via the Main Menu for quick connection to servers!!
V. Play by executing Left4Dead2.exe:
Right click your shortcut, select properties. In the "Target" field, you should have:
For more information on console commands, startup parameters and to further customize your gaming experience read Left 4 Dead 2: Making a Custom AutoExec.cfg.
Play Left 4 Dead!
For information on how to setup your own Dedicated Server, see the post Left 4 Dead 2 Dedicated Server Tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
VI. [Optional] Install L4D2 Authoring Tools:Install the Authoring Tools package into your L4D2 installation folder, and then make a shortcut to SDKLauncher.exe [located in yer \bin folder].
Get Started with Valve's L4D Authoring Tools Wiki.
If you previously used Stryder Loader and wish to move to the New Rev-Emu:1-Remove Stryder Loader:
delete stryder.dll, stryder.ini, stryder.txt, IniGen.exe from root folder and remove Name Enabler Addon.
2-Install repacked update with new patched client.dll.
3-Install latest rev-emu.
Mad creds and 'spect to the following:the REVOLUTiON Crew
Patalete @ the PsyFamily
[Magi]Dan & [Wizard]Sean
Enjoy! and Good Luck!