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Definition of Left 4 Dead 2

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Requirements!

 

1.1 Left 4 Dead 2 Download

1.2 Steam or Non-Steam

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Updates & Patches

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Master Update

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Incremental Update

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Standalone Patch

 

Advanced Users:

 

L4D2 Dedicated Server Tools

 

L4D2 Authoring Tools (SDK)

 

Gaming Clients

 

3.1 Personalizing Left 4 Dead for Garena (Discontinued)

 

Configuring Left 4 Dead 2

 

4.1 Configuring Game Settings

4.2 Hosting a Game & other Information

 

 

Error? Problem?: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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Requirements


1.1 Left 4 Dead 2 PC Game
A clean and unmodified game is strongly recommended so it would cause a lot of ruckus for you and everyone.

 

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System Requirements:

 


Minimum

Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64 / Win7 / Win764
Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Graphics: 128 MB, Shader model 2.0, ATI 9600, NVIDIA 6600 or better
Hard Drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

 

Recommended

Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64 / Win7 / Win764
Processor: Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Graphics: Shader model 3.0, NVIDIA 7600, ATI X1600 or better

 

 
1.2 Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, 2012 & .Net Framework 4.0
Game requires the following components to function.

 

Download: Visual C++ 2008 x86 | Visual C++ 2012 x86

 

 

For Windows 7

 

Download: .Net Framework 4.0 Client Profile

 

 

For Windows 8/8.1

 

Windows 8: .Net Framework 3.5 (32 & 64 Bit)

 

Windows 8.1: .Net Framework 3.5 (32 & 64 Bit)

 

1.3 Non-Steam or Steam

 

1.4.1 Non-Steam You can Play the game as Non-Steam in Garena with the Updates and Patches released here.
1.4.2 Steam Play in Garena without any modifications. You can Use the Updates from here if steam Fails to update your Client.


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How to Update Left 4 Dead 2 & Play

 

1. Updating

Install Master Update or Incremental Update depending upon latest and your game version.

2. Patching

Install the Standalone Patch

3. Playing

 

Latest Game Version: v2.1.3.5 (Updated: 9th January 2014)

View Change-log (How to check my version? Click here )

 

 

1. Updating 

Master Update

This is a Fully-Loaded Update which will Upgrade from any version to the release version.

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Master Update Version 2.1.3.2 ~3.5GB [Updated on 14th November]
Description: This Update will upgrade your game from any lower version to the latest 2.1.3.2. Recommended for Beginners!

This Update also includes:

  • Addon Support Tools
  • The Passing DLC Addon
  • The Sacrifice DLC Addon
  • The Cold Stream DLC Addon

 

Download: Folder (Yandex)

Mirror: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


Mirror: Folder (Google Drive)

 

If not latest version, downloaded updates below


Incremental Updates

These update contain only the files that have changed between the previous release and this update.

 

New Left 4 Dead 2 Incremental(Mini) Update Version 2.1.3.4 - 2.1.3.5 (10MB) [Updated on 9th January 2014]

Download: Direct (Link) | Mirror

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Incremental(Mini) Update Version 2.1.3.3 - 2.1.3.4 (6MB/Installed 90MB) [Updated on 29th Decemeber 2013]

Download: Direct (Link) | Mirror

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Incremental(Mini) Update Version 2.1.3.2 - 2.1.3.3 (10MB) [Updated on 19th Decemeber 2013]

Download: Direct (Link) | Mirror

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Incremental(Mini) Update version 2.1.3.1 - 2.1.3.2 (330MB) [Updated on 9th Novemeber 2013]
Download: Direct(Link) | Mirror

 

Download Fix:  Direct Link | Mirror (Skip if installing newer update)

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Incremental(Mini) Update 2.1.3.0-2.1.3.1 (20MB) [Updated on 24th October 2013]
Download: Direct(Link) | Mirror

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Incremental(Mini) Update Version 2.1.2.9-2.1.3.0 ~20MB [Updated on 12th October 2013]
Download: Direct(Link) | Mirror

 

 

 Where are the rest of the updates? Click here!

 

 

2. Patching 

 

Standalone Patch

Play Left 4 Dead 2 without steam. Compatible with: LAN, Garena, Hamachi, Tunngle, Xfire & Evolve.

Left 4 Dead 2 Standalone Patch 9.3    (14MB) [Updated on 28th February 2014]
File Description: Let's you play Left 4 Dead 2 without steam. Read change log below for more information.
Download: Direct (Link) I Mirror

 

Change-Log:

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3. Now Let's Play! 

Now start the game using "launcher.exe" or "Left 4 Dead 2.exe".


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Advanced Users

 

Dedicated Server Patch Tool

 

Left 4 Dead 2 Dedicated Server Tools [Updated on 28th August 2013]
File Description: Install's file required for hosting a windows(non-steam) dedicated server. This tools comes with pre-loaded non-steam libraries. Included both LumaEmu and revEmu as options.

 

Note: Do not install it along Standalone Patch.


Download: MediaFire (Link) | Direct(Link)

 

 

 

Authoring Tools(SDK)

 

Left 4 Dead Authoring Tools (SDK) 4.1 ~540MB [Updated on 9th January 2014]
Description: A Valve Game Files Editing Tool and useful for making Map.


Download: Yandex Disk | Mirror


Note: Start SDK using "Start Hammer" application in the game directory.Regarding Authoring Tools(SDK) Manual: L4D Authoring Tools Wiki

 

 

Garena Client (No Longer Supported)
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Left 4 Dead 2 In-Game

 

1. Video

1. Aspect Ratio

Adjust the width and height of your display.

2. Resolution

Adjust the level of detail of your display.

3. Display Mode

Fullscreen display optimizes performance. Windowed displays allow for multitasking.

4. Film Grain Amount

Increase or reduce film grain effect on your display.

5. Use Recommended Settings (Recommended For newbie)

Revert all video settings to what is recommended for your hardware.

6. Advanced Settings (Show settings below. For Experience users)

7. Anti-Aliasing Mode (Tip: Extreme Graphic card usage)

Smooth rough edges. Requires high graphics card memory.

8. Filtering Mode

Adjust the sharpness of game textures to optimize graphics card performance.

9. Wait For Vertical Sync (Tip: High Overall Performance usage)

Balance performance against visual artifacts.

10. Multicore Rendering (Tip: Unstable setting)

Enable to optimise performance on multicore processors. Disabling may solve problems with uneven framerate.

11. Shader Detail (Tip: Average Graphic card usage)

Adjust graphic levels based on graphics card performance.

12. Effect Detail (Tip: Low-to-Extreme CPU usage. Depend on situation in-game)

Adjust effect levels based on CPU performance.

13. Model/Texture Detail (Tip: Average-to-High Memory usage)

Adjust the detail of models and textures in the game.

14. Paged Pool Memory Available (Tip: Extreme Memory usage)

Configure your driver to allocate less or more memory.

 

2. Brightness

Adjust the brightness of the screen.

 

3. Audio

1. Game Volume

Adjust the volume of the game.

2. Music Volume

Adjust the music volume.

3. Speaker Configuration

Configure speaker layout and channels.

4. Sound Quality (Tip: High Memory usage)

Adjust sound quality.

5. Captioning

Configure your closed captioning preference.

6. Enable Voice In This Game

Allow communication between you and other players, also unlock the settings for Voice.

 

4. Keyboard/Mouse

1. Edit Keys/Buttons

Change your preferred keyboard, mouse and gamepad button layout.

2. Reverse Mouse

Invert the directions of your mouse.

3. Mouse Filter

Smooth out movement when using mouse to look.

4. Mouse Sensitivity

Increase or decrease the responsiveness of your mouse.

5. Allow Developer Console (Recommend: Enabled)

Allow access to the developer console to view debugging information and customize settings.

6. Gamepad

Enable handheld game controller and unlock the settings for gamepad.

 

5. Multiplayer

1. Automatically Discover LAN Games

Allow discover friends and servers on your LAN. Should be disabled if your ISP does not support or does not allow broadcast packets.

2. Custom Server Content

Filter the files that a game server with custom content can download to your computer.

3. Spraypaint Image

Image to be spray when press Spray(Default key: T) in game.

4. Color Blind Mode

Enable to optimize the health bar and halo glow color schemes for some types of color blindness.

5. Game Instructor

Enable or disable helpful real-time hints during gameplay.

6. Spectating Free Look

Allow free look when dead or spectating.


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Left 4 Dead 2 Updates Archive

 

2.1.2.0 - 2.1.3.0

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2.1.1.0 - 2.1.2.0

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2.1.0.0 - 2.1.1.0
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Deadpooled Updates

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Edited by GaNi, 15 November 2013 - 08:56 AM.
2.1.2.0-2.1.3.0

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FAQ:
 

1. Left 4 Dead 2 Firewall Warning

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2. How Do I add left4dead2.dll/.exe in firewall?

Click here: http://gaming-extrem...ge-75#entry7494

 

 

3. left4dead2.dll/.gex stopped responding

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4. Connection Blocked!

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5. Steam Validation Rejected!

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6. I cannot hear any sound/ my sound is cracky!

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7. Engine Error : No Permissions to run left4dead2

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8. Error opening file for writing

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9. Getting "Addon Support Tools not installed" errors while installing updates? 

 

Download Updater Fixer to fix the issue.

 

 

10. How to Check my Game Version?

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por meu left 4 dead 2 nao abre?

"left4dead2.exe parou de funcionar"

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por meu left 4 dead 2 nao abre?

"left4dead2.exe parou de funcionar"


-You have to install the "fix" .... or change standalone to 4.6 or 4.7........ or
- Enter without connection to internet,,, so it'll open. Then minimize the game and connect you to internet and ready ... you have to waiting for the servers.

You remember have to have the version 2.1.0.2 v1 for play well.

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i had the app crash before, but now found a solution. A little bit insecure, but for shure useful for me...
well, first, i'll tell you mi config

Windows7 + Game + Master 2094 + mini updates (all from 2095 to 2102 & 2102 v1) + sp5.0 in default server + Avast Free.

If i try to launch normal: "left4dead2.exe has stopped"
Then, if i disable all protections in Avast (p2p, web, lan, behaviour, scripts, live protection, files: i mean all, all shields!) the game works great.
That's my experience. Disabling all proctections in Avast worked for me.



I used to use before the sp4.6, but with avast enabled, and it worked too.

The "quick fix" that is around the internet does not more than place an older steamclient.dll instead of the one in the sp5.0, so, its like the solution of using the older sp4.6, but u think u have fixed the problem and have actually the sp5.0, which isn't totally true...

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I guess I did something wrong.

Whenever I try to join a game I get blocked connection, and something about plugins. I cannot join online servers, and I cannot play singleplayer without getting a blocked connection. Any solution?

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and what is the fix? :)

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por meu left 4 dead 2 nao abre?

"left4dead2.exe parou de funcionar"


-You have to install the "fix" .... or change standalone to 4.6 or 4.7........ or
- Enter without connection to internet,,, so it'll open. Then minimize the game and connect you to internet and ready ... you have to waiting for the servers.

You remember have to have the version 2.1.0.2 v1 for play well.


and what is the fix? :)


If your problem is the L4D Mothership try http://gaming-extrem...o-desktop-temp/

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