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what the title says.
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Unfortunately, I don't believe you can play L4D over Lan. We're forced to play over the internet on Steam.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
Unfortunately, I don't believe you can play L4D over Lan. We're forced to play over the internet on Steam.
No you're not....


Open up steam, go to Tools and download the left 4 dead dedicated server. Only 20mb.

Then open it and choose what settings you want (pretty damn easy to do). Once it's running it will state the IP address of the server.
Then get everyone on the LAN to open up left 4 dead and enable the console window. Then use this command:

connect IPADDRESS

e.g. the other night for me it was connect 192.168.1.66:27015 but it will obviously vary depending on what ip your router gives to that computer.

That's all there is to it. You can also enable cheats in the server window and mess around with the game

e.g. sv_cheats 1
director_force_panic_event

here's some more to play around with: http://left4dead.wikia.com/wiki/Console_commands
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No you're not....


Open up steam, go to Tools and download the left 4 dead dedicated server. Only 20mb.

Then open it and choose what settings you want (pretty damn easy to do). Once it's running it will state the IP address of the server.
Then get everyone on the LAN to open up left 4 dead and enable the console window. Then use this command:

connect IPADDRESS

e.g. the other night for me it was connect 192.168.1.66:27015 but it will obviously vary depending on what ip your router gives to that computer.

That's all there is to it. You can also enable cheats in the server window and mess around with the game

e.g. sv_cheats 1
director_force_panic_event

here's some more to play around with: http://left4dead.wikia.com/wiki/Console_commands
THANKS A LOT!!!
the only problem is i can't open the console on the other pc(the client).
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THANKS A LOT!!!
the only problem is i can't open the console on the other pc(the client).
From the main menu in left4dead (the game not the dedicated server):
Options
Keyboard/mouse
Allow developer console > Enabled

Done
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Originally Posted by namtlade View Post
From the main menu in left4dead (the game not the dedicated server):
Options
Keyboard/mouse
Allow developer console > Enabled

Done
already done that,still wont open
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How strange....Well one thing you could try is running the dedicated server on that computer. I found that if you open left4dead and have a dedicated server running it'll count it as a friend and will you allow you join it by clicking it from the main menu.
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try putting this in your launch options under l4d properties in steam "-console"
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Awesome! The game stutters during internet play sometimes and I didn't know there was a workaround to play via LAN. It won't stutter at all on LAN
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