23 August 2009

Offline co-op Left 4 Dead system link split-screen 4 player

These are the stuff of legend. Four humans, survivors of a mutated rabies virus outbreak that has decimated the world. Four survivors who have to find a way out - a way to sanctuary and safety. Four survivors armed with fairly primitive firepower and relying heavily on each other and their mutual will to live, to adapt, and to survive.

And it was with much speculation and trepidation, that Oltman, Kat, Wayne and I hooked up this Sunday to play 4-player on two Xbox 360s - to my pleasant surprise (and all of our excitement) it works!!

Here's how ...


1. Sign in both people on one console at the start-up screen (pressing |> START; signs in for split screen mode)

2. Select "Play Campaign"

3. Play with Friends

4. Create Lobby (X)

5. Campaign Mode

6. Create Lobby after choosing settings

7. Then other xbox360 chooses steps 2 - 5 (it's drop-in, drop-out so they can join in while your game is going; the "client" will see the following screen displaying an available server...)

It's done so well! Split-screen, system link, 4 player co-op, and if players go idle or 'take a break' then you can have AI players taking over "for a while".

Screenshots show what the game looks like being set up for system link split-screen games. First
is split-screen setup on the "server", then what the other console ("client") sees, and finally a successful 4-player lobby game, ready to go (but as I've already mentioned it's drop-in, drop-out so no need to have everyone ready at the start).

SO MUCH FUN! If anyone has Tank-busting tips for us, please let us know by leaving a comment :)

12 comments:

oltman said...

tip #1: RUUUUUN!!!

Wayne said...

Oh yes... and dont forget to put your teamies out of their misery and shoot them in the back...

And when saving your teamie from a Hunter... Remember shoot AROUND the hunter... it scares them more :)

oltman said...

tip #2: SHOOOOOT!!!

Wayne said...

Top Tip: Don't scare the witch *ahem* bryan

oltman said...

tip #3: RUN AND SHOOT!!!

BrYan (aka Brattex) said...

For the record, if you're a "one-hit wonder" and on 1%, and manage to revive 4 fallen teammates and run right OVER a witch without startling her, and single-handedly kill a hunter at point-blank range with a pistol, and then revive the fallen team-mate during a swarm, you're NOT expected to forgive your other team-mate for then shooting you in the back AFTER the team-mate has been revived...

oltman said...

tip #4: urinate during calmer times...

BrYan (aka Brattex) said...

That's the beauty of "TAKE A BREAK" :)

oltman said...

tip #5: dont trust Louis to be of any use while you "take a break"

Wayne said...

tip #6: Don't run in front of team mates whilst they are ridding the world of the infected.

BrYan (aka Brattex) said...

Don't let any team mates stand behind you during a swarm. Especially if they've got a shotgun and no ability to aim.

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